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Part 9

NEW 12/12/12   from The Palmyra Courier, Friday Morning, December 31, 1897

Mrs. Eliza H. Sears died at her home in this village on Tuesday last, aged 83 years. Mrs. Sears was a daughter of David Howland, and was born in Manchester in 1814 but she had been a resident of this village for the past twenty-five years. The funeral was held in her late residence on Thursday afternoon.

John Colward died at his home in Williamson on Tuesday last, after a long illness, aged 56 years. He is survived by a wife and several children.

James Todd, a former resident of Williamson, but who has been in Michigan for some time, died at the home of his son in Detroit on Wednesday of last week.

Elijah Hance, an old resident of the town of Williamson, died at his home in that place on Monday last. He is survived by a son and daughter, both residents of Williamson.

Pleasant View Cemetery
Town of Williamson
Elijah 1817-1897
Nancy wife 1829-1895
Caroline dau 1859
Sammy Frankie same lot

NEW 12/12/12   from The Democratic Herald, Clyde NY, unknown date in November 1893

Daniel Kniffin, a former resident of South Butler, died at the Willard State Hospital, Thursday, November 8th aged 75 years. The remains were taken to his home and funeral services held Sunday, at the Disciple Church.

Butler-Savannah Cemetery
Daniel 1818 - 1893
Matilda Merritt, wife, 1828 - 1884

A telegram was received at Savannah Wednesday announcing the death of Mrs. Jennie Doxtater, which occured at Bennett, Nebraska. She had been ill only a short time with inflammation of the bowels. Mrs. Doxtater was a daughter of H. T. Douglass of that village.

Mrs. Deborah Sherman, relict of the late Humphrey Sherman, was found dead in her bed Saturday morning at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. E. J. Hall, in Palmyra. The cause of death was heart trouble. Deceased was a member of the First Baptist Church and was 74 years of age.

Palmyra Village Cemetery
Sherman, Deborah, wife of Humphrey & dau. of Aaron & Mary Gibbs, Nov. 11, 1893, 74y

NEW 12/12/12   from The Courier, Palmyra NY, August 30, 1897

Mr. Lewis Rushmore, a well-known citizen of the adjoining town of Farmington, died at his residence some four miles southwest of this village on Saturday last after a protracted illness, aged 71 years. The deceased leaves one daughter, Mrs. Henry Sawyer, and one brother, William Rushmore of this village.

Mr. Louis Rushmore, one of the oldest residents of the town of Farmington, died in that village on Sunday last, aged 70 years. Deceased is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Henry Sawyer of Farmington, and a brother, William Rushmore of Palmyra.

NEW 12/12/12   from the Evangelical Magazine and Gospel Advocate, Vol. 2, 1831, page 256

At Palmyra, on the 21st ultimo, the venerable PELEG HOLMES, an early settler in this vicinity, aged 76 years. Mr. Holmes was a native of Warren, in Litchfield, Ct., and some twenty years of more ago, emigrated to this place. In every relation sustained by him in life, his character was unsullied, and it would probably be hazarding nothing to say that he had not an enemy in the world. Mr. Holmes was a volunteer soldier in the revolutionary struggled, and always to the end of his life, took a deep and active interest in every thing appertaining to the welfare of his country. In all his domestic relations and intercourse, even to the very last, he was a pattern of patience, kindness and piety. He was a firm believer in the impartial grace and goodness of God, and his faith failed not in the honor of his trial, but buoyed him above the fear of death. In short, his life was that of an honest man. His death was composed and tranquil, and we trust his immortality will be happy and glorious. Wayne Sentinel.

Palmyra Cemetery, Vienna Street
Holmes, Peleg - (no dates)

From Clark's 1883 Military History of Wayne County, N.Y., page 100:

From the Wayne Sentinel.
"In this village yesterday morning (July 21, 1831) died the venerable Peleg Holmes, an early settler in this vicinity aged seventy-six years. Mr. Holmes was a volunteer in the Revolutionary struggle."

NEW 12/12/12   from the Evangelical Magazine and Gospel Advocate, Vol. 8, 1837, page 288

In Newark, Wayne county, on the 13th of July, Miss SAMANTHA FORD, aged 22 years.

The deceased was a peculiarly amiable and interesting young lady, and had endeared herself to a large circle of friends, who deeply mourn her early departure.

She bore her sickness with exemplary patience, and her decline and departure were cheered by an unwavering and steadfast confidence in the final salvation of all mankind. This faith robbed death of its terrors and disarmed him of his sting, and enabled her peacefully to resign her spirit to her Creator. At her request the writer attended her funeral on the 26th of July and a large circle of acquaintances and friends united with the sorrowing relatives in performing the sad offices of respect.

May our lives be as blameless as hers, our departure as peaceful, and our deaths as triumphant.
K. T. [NOTE: Universalist minister Rev. Kneeland Townsend]

Another Soldier of the Revolution has gone. In Victor, on the 19th of July last, Mr. JAMES HILL, a soldier of the revolution, aged almost 84 years. On the Sabbath following, a discourse adapted to the occasion was preached by the writer, in the Universalist meeting-house in Victor. May God bless the relatives of the deceased, and enable them to copy all the virtues of their aged relative.
K. T.
[NOTE: Victor is in neighboring Ontario County, NY]

NEW 12/12/12   from the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, Newark, NY, unknown date in late October 1893

Among the saddest news of the week was the tidings of the death of little Margie, aged seven, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abel Blackmar, of New York. Margie was a very bright child and was loved by all who knew her. Her death is a terrible blow to the whole family circle. She had spent the summer in Newark, and was taken sick a couple of days before she was taken to New York, with heart trouble, which caused her death. Orrin Blackmar, the grandfather, attended the funeral in New York Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Mestler, formerly of Newark, have the sympathy of their many friends here as well as in East Syracuse, where they now reside, in the death of their little son Calvin, who died last Tuesday, aged 4 years. This is the second child Mr. Mestler has lost in the past five weeks.


The remains of Wesley Drake were brought to Newark Monday from Marion, Kansas, where he died Friday, aged sixty-two years.

Mr. Drake lived in Newark many years, and few men had more friends than he. Upright and honorable always in character, a true hearted christian, he was respected by all and his whole-souled good humor made him beloved by all who knew him. He always had a smile on his face, and a pleasant word and hearty hand grasp for whoever he met. Several years ago he sold out here and went to Marion, Kansas.

The remains were accompanied to Newark by his widow, his daughter Nellie, and son Frank, and the funeral was held yesterday in the Methodist church, of which Mr. Drake was an active member for years. The service was conducted by Rev. J. E. Allen, assisted by Rev. J. V. Benham, of Clifton Springs, a former pastor of the church, and Rev. Dr. Burgess. The Odd Fellows, Royal Templars, and Vosburgh Post, of which deceased was a member, attended in a body. The church was filled with friends of Mr. Drake, all of whom felt a loss in his death. The family have the sympathy of all in their affliction. Mrs. Drake will spend the winter with friends here, the son and daughter returning to Kansas.

Elsewhere on the page:

The late Wesley Drake is well remembered in Newark as a musician. He sang for years in the Methodist choir and taught singing schools in neighboring school houses. He was also a hard worker in mission Sunday schools. He conducted a Sunday school in Hydesville for some years, and for some years previous to his departure for the west, was superintendent of a flourishing school in East Newark.

Newark Main Street Cemetery
Drake, S. Wesley May 16, 1831 - Oct. 27, 1898 - Newark
[NOTE: year of death on cemetery list should be 1893]

NEW 12/12/12   from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Friday, December 17, 1897

The death of Cyrus Carleton Smith occurred at his home in Newark, Thursday morning. Mr. Smith's health had been failing for the last three years. He was known throughout the country as Wayne county's great horse breeder, having been in that business for about thirty years, and having raised some of the finest horses in the state. He was 65 years of age and was born in Hopewell, Ontario county. When he was 35 years old he was married to Lodlen(?) Elizabeth, youngest daughter of the late James Pollock. Deceased leaves a wife, one son, James A. P. and two daughters, Julia M. and Irva Alice, of Newark; four brothers, D. Gates, Augustus T. and George, of Hopewell, N.Y, and Wilber E., of Syracuse.

NEW 12/12/12   from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, September 8, 1891, page 5

The remains of Mrs. Nettie Chamberlain were brought to Rose from Cedar Rapids, Ia., and buried in Rose cemetery last Sunday. She was 30 years. Mrs. Chamberlain is better known here as Nettie Baldwin. [NOTE: not listed in Rose Cemetery.]

Edward, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John DeBirge, who reside near Ontario Center, was buried Sunday.

NEW 12/12/12   from The Democratic Herald, Clyde NY, Wednesday, November 1, 1893

Mrs. Lura Curtis, wife of Editor Curtis, of the Marion Enterprise, died suddenly of apoplexy last Tuesday evening. The lady had just returned from a walk when she was stricken. We tender our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family.

Harriet F. Sweeting, youngest daughter of County Treasurer Volney H. Sweeting, died at the home of her parents in Lyons, Tuesday, October 24th, at the age of 13 years. She had been a sufferer for five months. She was a lovely child, and her bereaved parents have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their affliction.

Lyons Rural Cemetery
SWEETING Volney H. 1840 - 1895
SWEETING Louise B. 1848 - 1940
SWEETING Hattie 1879 - 1893

Mrs. Alida A., wife of William G. Brand, who resides two and a half miles northwest of Clyde, died Friday evening, October 27th, 1893, aged 62 years. Funeral services were held at the house Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. C. H. Howes, pastor of the Baptist Church officiating. Deceased had been a resident of the town of Galen for many years.

Maple Grove Cemetery
BRAND William G. 1828 - 1894
BRAND Alida A. wf 1832 - 1893

Extremely sad and touching was the death of Irving Malany, which occurred at his mother's home in this place, Friday, October 27th, 1893. Deceased had been ill with typhoid fever at his residence in Rochester for nearly three week (sic), and on Thursday of last week he was brought to Clyde with the hope that a mother's tender care would aid in restoring him to health. But the change was fruitless of benefit, for death claimed him within twenty-four hours. His age was 27 years. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Baptist Church, Rev. C. H. Howes officiating. Irving Malany was a young man of pleasing manners and exceptional ability in his chosen profession. He early manifested an interest in electrical work and had held important positions with several firms in Rochester. Had his life been spared a few years yet he would undoubtly (sic) have risen to prominence as an electrician. He leaves a widow and one child. The family have the sincere sympathy of our townspeople in their sudden and heavy affliction.

Maple Grove Cemetery
MALANY Irving 1866 - 1893

NEW 12/12/12   from The Democratic Herald, Clyde NY, Wednesday, May 31, 1893

David A. Tuttle, an old and highly respected citizen of Clyde, died suddenly at his home, on Water street, Wednesday at 12 m., aged 88 years. Funeral services were held at his late residence, Friday afternoon, at 4 o'clock.

Maple Grove Cemetery
TUTTLE David 1805-1893
TUTTLE Parney wf David 1810-1895

NEW 12/12/12   from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Saturday, January 17, 1891

Miss Emily Cornwell died at the home of her sister, Mrs. W. H. Bump, of Palmyra, Wednesday night, aged 63 years. The funeral will be held to-day at 2 o'clock from the house.

Palmyra Cemetery, Vienna Street
Cornwell, Emily - Jan. 14, 1891 63y

Mrs. J. W. Powers, an old and well-known resident of Wayne county, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. F. Stoddard, in Palmyra, this week. She had formerly lived in Pultneyville, but about a year ago removed to Palmyra.

Palmyra Village Cemetery
Power(s), Julia Wilson, wife of J. W. & dau. of Wm. & Elizabeth STODDARD, Jan. 12, 1891, 71y
Power(s), Josiah, Sept. 28, 1900, 82y

The remains of Professor Fred Lester, formally (sic?) principal in School No. 21, at Rochester, who died in Florida last fall, were taken to Palmyra for interment yesterday. The remains were disintered (sic) and brought North by S.(?) B. Harmon, a brother-in-law of the deceased.

Mrs. Joseph Reamer, aged 70 years, for many years a resident of Savannah, died Wednesday of cancer, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Kennedy, in Brooklyn. The remains will be brought to Savannah this morning and the funeral will be held at the Methodist Episcopal Church at 10 o'clock, Rev. E. Hoxie officiating. David B. Reamer, of Savannah, is a son of the deceased.

Beadle/Wiley/New Evans Cemetery
REAMER, Joseph, Jan. 15, 1880, 71y 6d
REAMER, Mary C., wife, Jan. 14, 1891, 66y 4m 11d

NEW 12/12/12   from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Saturday, January 24, 1891

Mrs. Patrick Hickey, of Lyons, aged 30 years, died Monday of consumption.

The death of Mrs. Dora Craw, wife of Wilbur Candee, of South Butler, occurred very suddenly Tuesday afternoon. She leaves four young sons.

Butler-Savannah Cemetery
Dora, wife of Wilbur, Jan. 20, 1891, 41y 11m 20d
Dora Craw, wife, 1849 - 1891
Wilber Candee 1848 - 1928

The remains of Mrs. Douglass, widow of the late Insley Douglass, of South Butler, were brought to that place for interment yesterday afternoon from her home in Scriba, Oswego county.

Butler-Savannah Cemetery
Insley, May 10, 1877, 71y 9m 5d
Ann Maria, wife, Jan. 19, 1891, 70y 1m 3d

The remains of Clayton H. Sanford, the well known horseman who died at Indianapolis Tuesday morning, were brought to Ontario yesterday for interment. The funeral will be held at the house of his parents to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Elder Foster officiating.

Ontario Village Cemetery
Sanford, C.H., born Mar 2, 1857, died Jan 18, 1891

The funeral of the late Henry A. Chase, of Palmyra, will be held at the house this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. S. G. Hopkins, of the Presbyterian Church, will officiate, and James A. Garfield Post, G. A. R., and Palmyra Lodge, A. O. U. W., will attend in a body During the services all the business places will be closed.

Palmyra Village Cemetery
Chase, Henry A., son of Asa T. & Betsy Ann, Jan. 19, 1891, 44y

Yesterday morning the funeral of Martin Youngs, who was killed by the cars at Palmyra Sunday night, was held from the home of his daughter in that village. An escort from Humanity Lodge, F. and A. M., of Lyons, acted as bearers and nearly one hundred of the employes of Bickford & Hoffman, of Macedon, and the moulders of the Globe Works at Palmyra attended the funeral. The remains were taken to Lyons and there services were conducted by the Masonic fraternity and the remains interred. The coroner's jury met yesterday and rendered a verdict in accordance with the facts already published.

NEW 12/12/12   from The Democratic Herald, Clyde NY, Tuesday, June 16, 1891

John Miller, a once prominent business man in Clyde, died at New York on June 9th, aged about 60 years. His remains were interred at Amsterdam, N. Y.

The death of Miss Susan M. Simmons occurred at her home on Glasgow street at 1:30 A. M. Saturday, at the age of 47 years. Miss Simmons had been a sufferer from lingering consumption for a number of years. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon.

South Butler.
Master Edwin Hookaway, a pupil of the Clyde High School who has been sick for sometime past with Bright's disease, passed away last night at 12 o'clock. Aged 14 years.

NEW 12/12/12   from the Clyde Times, Thursday, Jan. 27, 1916, page 4

EVENTS OF 25 YEARS AGO [this would be 1891]

The funeral of Mrs. A. J. Simmons was held at the Baptist Church Friday afternoon. Rev. J. H. Caughn preached a fine discourse and was assisted in the services by Rev. Arthur Copeland.

Maple Grove Cemetery
SIMMONS Matie R., wf A. J. & dau. M. & S.E. CANNING, 1860 - 1891

NOTE: correct family surname is CANNING, not CORNING.

Mrs. A. J. Simmons, daughter of Mrs. Mark Corning, of Clyde, who was so nearly asphyxiated about ten days ago at East Long Meadow, Mass., by the escape of coal gas, still remains in a very critical condition, being unable to speak. [Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Saturday, January 17, 1891]

Mrs. A. J. Simmons, daughter of Mark Corning, of Clyde, who with her two children were about ten days ago the victims of asphyxia from coal gas at East Long Meadow, Mass., died Tuesday morning, aged 31 years. The remains will arrive in Clyde this morning for burial. [Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Saturday, January 22, 1891]

The funeral of Mrs. A. J. Simmons was held at the Baptist Church Friday afternoon. The church was packed and a large number of people were unable to gain admittance. Rev. J. H. Caughn preached a fine discourse, and was assisted in the services by Rev. Arthur Copeland. [The Democratic Herald, Clyde NY, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1891]

The sad death of Master George Green, infant son of Rev. and Mrs. A. W. Green, at the age of 3 years and 8 months, occurred at their home in Baltimore, Md., early yesterday morning, from a severe attack of convulsions. The remains were brought here this morning for interment and funeral services will be held from the residence of Geo. H. Hoyt, tomorrow afternoon. Rev. Arthur Copeland officiating. [also printed in The Democratic Herald, Clyde NY, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1891]

Rev. and Mrs. A. W. Green and Dr. and Mrs. J. S. Barnard, of Baltimore, arrived in town this morning to attend the funeral of Master George Green. [The Democratic Herald, Clyde NY, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1891]

Maple Grove Cemetery
GREEN Geo. Hoyt 1887-1891

NEW 12/12/12   from the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, Newark NY, unknown date in late 1890


Dr. L. M. Gaylord died at his residence in Sodus Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock of pneumonia.

Sodus Rural Cemetery
GAYLORD Dr L M 3/27/1823 - 1/20/1890
GAYLORD Helen L wife of Dr L M 1/16/1830 - 7/15/1901


Mrs. C. D. Peck's mother died Friday at the home of her daughter Mrs. Smith, in Phelps. The funeral was attended Sunday afternoon. She was 84 years old and had been a great sufferer for several months past. She leaves three daughters and one son, Mrs. Peck of Marbletown, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Harris of Phelps, and Mr. Homan of Mich.

NEW 12/12/12  The following death notices were abstracted from a multi-issue series of "Obituary Records of Former Residents of Erie county, copied from Buffalo Newspapers," published in Early Settlers of New York State: Their Ancestors and Descendants, by Janet Wethy Foley. Genealogical Publishing Co., 1934.

KLAPP, Edward M., nephew of P. A. Barker, formerly of Buffalo, Aug. 27, 1840, at Palmyra, N.Y. [page 62]

Palmyra Village Cemetery
Klapp, Edw. W., Apr. 27, 1840, 25y

ROGERS, Capt. Harry, of Arcadia, Wayne Co., and taken there, Sept. 27, 1850, 46y [page 653]

East Newark Cemetery
Rogers, Harry, 1850, 43y 9m 21d

KING, Mary A., w of William, May 10, 1858, 29y. Taken to Palmyra. [page 46]

Palmyra Village Cemetery
King, Mary S. Allen, wife of Wm. Jr., May 10, 1858, 29y
King, Wm. Allen, husband of Minnie & son of Wm. & Mary, Dec. 16, 1898, 39y 7m

PIERCE, James B., Dec. 5, 1862, 38y. Taken to Lyons, Wayne Co. [page 510]

HORTON, Rev. Carlton S., Dec. 8, 1864, 32y 6m. Taken to Palmyra, N.Y. [page 672]

Palmyra Village Cemetery
Horton, Carlton S., Dec. 8, 1864, 32y

NEW 11/21/12   from The Clyde Times, Thursday, August 23, 1906, front page


Mrs. Minnie Riggs, wife of Edward W. Dickie, died, at her home, in this village, at an early hour Sunday morning, August 19th, 1906, of uremia, at the age of 37 years. Funeral services were held, at her late residence, at 2 o'clock, Tuesday afternoon, Rev. E. L. Waldorf officiating. Interment was made in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Dickie's illness had been of short duration and her condition had not been supposed to be serious. Consequently, her death was entirely unexpected and a great shock to her friends.

She was born in Sodus and spent the greater part of her life there, until her marriage to Mr. Dickie. She was quiet and somewhat retiring in disposition, but had many friends, who mourn her death. She was always a friend to those in trouble and distress, a consistent Christian, and one who had the good will and respect of all who knew her. Her life was devoted to her family and to the service of her friends.

Besides a husband, she is survived by one daughter, about 3 years of age.

Maple Grove Cemetery
DICKIE Minnie A. RIGGS wf Edward W. 1870-1906

NEW 11/21/12   from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Saturday, April 17, 1897

Dennis Whitbeck, one of Fairville's prominent young men, died Thursday, aged 21 years. Deceased had been suffering with a throat difficulty all winter, but had improved, when he was taken sick with the measles, which went to his heart, and were the immediate cause of his death. He was a member of the Methodist Church, also a member of the Epworth League, of which he was secretary for several years. Besides a father and mother and sister, he leaves a host of friends to mourn his loss.

Newark Main Street Cemetery
Whitbeck, John husb. Louise Jul. 7, 1829-Dec. 22, 1908.
Whitbeck, Louise wife John Nov. 10, 1840-Oct. 8, 1824.
Whitbeck, Dennis dau. J. & L. Apr. 20, 1876-Apr. 14, 1897. [NOTE: son, not daughter]

Theresa, wife of Jacob Fisher, proprietor of the Lyons pottery, died at her home yesterday morning, aged 67 years, from pneumonia, after an illness of five days. Mrs. Fisher was born in Germany. She came to America in 1853, making her home with her uncle, the late John Berger, in Rochester, with whom she resided until her marriage to Jacob Fisher in 1858. Mr. and Mrs. Fisher lived at Rochester until 1878, when they removed to Lyons. Besides the husband, four children, Amelia, Edmund, William and Louisa, survive. Interment at Mt. Hope, Rochester, Monday afternoon.

NEW 11/21/12   from The Savannah Times, unknown date 1907

Miss Abby L. Weathewax (sic), for many years a resident of Butler, was brought here on Tuesday, and taken to South Butler for burial. Her age was 67.

Butler-Savannah Cemetery
Abbie L. 1840 - 1907

NEW 11/21/12   from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Tuesday, January 23, 1900

Mrs. Catharine Seigmund, an old resident of Galen, died yesterday noon at her home one and one-half miles west of Clyde, aged 82 years. Mrs. Sigmund is survived by two sons, Henry and Christopher, and one daughter, Mrs. Catharine Lake.

Maple Grove Cemetery
SIGMUND John 10 Aug. 1883 75y
SIGMUND Catherine wf John 22 Jan. 1900 84y
SIGMUND Mary dau. John & Catherine 19 Oct. 1877 20y

William Hawley, of Clyde, died Sunday night, aged about 45 years. About a year ago Mr. Hawley was kicked in the breast by a horse that he was caring for. The injury was of so serious a nature that, notwithstanding he was a man of powerful physique, he gradually declined in health until death terminated his sufferings. [NOTE: see obit of John Van Horn]

Maple Grove Cemetery
HAWLEY Wm. H. 1859 (birth or death?)

NEW 11/21/12   from the Wayne County Review, April 27, 1905


An Old Resident of Lyons Generally Esteemed.

Laomi B. Hall, one of the old residents of this village and one very generally known and esteemed throughout this community, died Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the home of his son, William W. Hall on Broad street. Mr. Hall had been in feeble health for some time, suffering a severe illness during the fall and winter just passed. He rallied from this and at one time it was thought that he might recover permanently. His strength was insufficient, however, and for some weeks past he failed rapidly.

Mr. Hall had always made his home in the vicinity of Lyons. He was born on a farm near Marengo seventy-two years ago and there spent nearly all her (sic) life. In 1899 he came to this village to make his home with his son, William, and here he had resided since that time. He was an extremely genial and accomodating (sic) man, one who made friends rapidly, and during the comparitively (sic) short residence in Lyons he became known to hundreds of people here, all of whom respected and esteemed him and who regret his death sincerely. For a time he acted as sexton of the Presbyterian church and the position has never been filled more acceptably than during his term of office. His universal courtesy was thoroughly appreciated by the congregation of the church and they were sorry when failing health compelled him to relinquish the position. Mr. Hall served a number of terms as constable, proving himself an efficient officer. He is survived by the one son, William W. Hall of this village; two grandchildren, Anna and Elton Hall, both of Lyons; one brother, Albert Hall of Marengo; and one sister, Mrs. R. E. Cooke of Grand Rapids, Mich.

NEW 11/21/12   from the Auburn Journal, Auburn NY, unknown date 1877

Last week Mrs. Wurts, wife of M. Wurts on the Crusoe Island died very suddenly at aged 79. A kind wife, an affectionate mother, an excellent neighbor has gone the way of all the earth. Another warning, "Be ye also ready." [NOTE: this is Catherine, wife of Mathusalem Wurts/Wirts - 1860 & 1870 Savannah census, 1867 Savannah directory.]

NEW 11/21/12   from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Monday, October 15, 1906


Mrs. Aria V. Rayner Died in her 62d Year - Four Children.

Wolcott, Oct. 14- Mrs. Aria V. Raynor, wife of Sylvester Raynor, died yesterday morning about 9 o'clock at the home of her sister Mrs. Hannah Hawley, on Wright street. She was 62 years of age and was born in the town of Wolcott where she has always resided and where her Christian life has endeared her to the hears of many.

She leaves her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Roy Lefavor, of Seneca Falls, and Mrs. Rufus Woodsworth, of Wolcott; two sons, Andrew Raynor and Albert Raynor, both of Wolcott.

Glenside Cemetery
Raynor, Sylvester, 1830-1906
Raynor, Ariavward (?), 1844-1906

NEW 11/21/12   from The Herald, Clyde NY, Wednesday, February 9th, 1910

News has been received here of the death of Mrs. Alfred S. Roe, wife of Hon. Alfred S. Roe, of Worcester, Mass.

NEW 11/21/12   from The Syracuse Journal, Tuesday, August 12, 1902

Sodus, Aug. 12 - The news of the death of Frank Hopkins of Riverton, Neb., has been received. Mr. Hopkins had been ill only a short time, and all reports were encouraging. He left Sodus several years ago to reside at Riverton, but spent some time here since then. He was a model young man and greatly missed when he left this town. He was 46 years of age at the time of his death. He is survived by his widow, son, daughter, mother and two brothers, Frederick and Byron Hopkins of this village.

The funeral services of John Jewell were held yesterday afternoon at the Sodus Center brick church. The deceased died Saturday at the age of 70 years. He was a well known farmer, and had lived at South Sodus most of his life. His widow and one daughter, Mrs. George Hollenbeck of Codus (sic), survive.

NEW 11/21/12   from the Wayne County Review, Thursday, December 25, 1902


The funeral services of Judge Henry C. Rising were held at his late home on Monday. A large attendance was present and the bearers were selected from his old associates on the town board. Deceased was a man and citizen who will be greatly missed in both Savannah and Butler. He leaves a father who is nearly a hundred years old, a wife, one sister and three children. The remains were laid at rest in Butler Center cemetery.

Butler Center Cemetery
RISING Henry C. 1840-1902
RISING Ellen M. wf. Henry C. 1870, 25y 9m 13d
RISING Grace E. dau. 1881, 11yr

NEW 11/21/12   from The Democratic Herald, Clyde, N.Y., Tuesday, November 12, 1889

Mrs. Emma Winters, wife of Chas. Winters, died at her home on Cayuga street Friday last. Mrs. Winters had for a long time been a sufferer of consumption which finally resulted in her death. The deceased was in the 20th year of her age and funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the St. John's Episcopal church, Rev. J. Evans officiating.

Maple Grove Cemetery
WINTERS Chas. J., 1859 - 19-(no date)
WINTERS Emma B., wf Charles J., 1889, 20y 5m
WINTERS Clara B., wf Chas. J., 1865 - 1931

NEW 11/21/12   from The Herald, Clyde, N.Y., Wednesday, April 4, 1907

Mrs. Dunn, widow of the late Captain Dunn, of Lyons, recently died. For years the Dunn farm, just south of Lyons village, where she died, was one of the most famous places in the county. An interesting fact connected with her death, is that she had a parrot, her principal pet, for more than forty years. The bird is still living and is said to be 44 or 45 years old. Very few people can boast of having a pet that has been with them more than half of their life.

John Espenscheid, of Newark, died at his home in that village last Friday night, of dropsy. Funeral services were held Monday and burial was made at Newark. Mr. Espenscheid was quite well known in this vicinity by some of our older residents, having lived for many years, when a young man, in the old Kelsey neighborhood. Later he moved with his parents to North Lyons and was for some years a school teacher. Later he went to New York City where he was in business until ten or twelve years ago, when he removed to Newark. He was a brother-in-law of G. H. Lang and Philip Heit, and is survived by a widow and one daughter. He was a man of high character and _____ high esteemed by all who knew him.

The Newark Union, Saturday, April 6, 1907

Alton Personals and News

Alton, April 5- Frederick Espenscheid attended the funeral of John Espenscheid at Newark on Monday.

NEW 11/21/12   from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Tuesday, April 14, 1896, page 4

Charles F. Gable, a son of Joseph Gable, residing in Lyons, died Sunday night from a complication of disorders.

Lyons Rural Cemetery
Charles not listed
GABEL Joseph 1860 - 1934
GABEL Johanna 1871 - 1943

Miss Elizabeth Barrall died Sunday at the residence of Harry T. Camp, in Lyons, from an acute attack of peritonitis, aged 22 years. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon, Rev. Ernest Church, officiating. Deceased was a daughter of the late Henry Barrall, of Lyons, and is survived by a brother, Albert Barrall, of Chicago, and a sister, Miss Bertha Barrall, of Lyons.

Lyons Rural Cemetery
BARRAL Henry, 1836 - 1876
BARRAL Magdalena, wife, 1841 - 1879
BARRAL Chas. H., son, 1859 - 1872
BARRAL Elizabeth, dau, 1871 - 1896

NEW 11/21/12   from the Rochester Democrat ∓ Chronicle, Wednesday, December 21, 1904


Death of One of the Best Known Residents of Newark.

Newark, Dec. 20.- Mrs. Edward Fisk, one of the best known and most highly respected residents of Newark, died at her home, No. 80 Main street, at 10:30 o'clock this morning, following an illness of seven weeks. She was born in Mexico, Oswego county, May 8, 1836. Her maiden name was Sarah Calista Kellogg, and she was twice married, her first husband having been Amos Parker. She married Mr. Fisk October 5, 1863, and she had been a resident of this town ever since.

She was a consistent member of the First Baptist Church, and one of its most active supporters during good health. She was also a very active member of the Woman's Relief Corps. Besides her husband she is survived by two children, Fred Fisk, of Syracuse, and Anna Fisk, of Newark, and five step-children, as follows: Mrs. William Fuller, of Rochester; Cornelius E. Fisk, of Canandaigua; Miss Emma Fisk, of Newark; Olney H. Fisk, of Newark, and Mrs. John Tibbits, of Rochester.

Marion Cemetery
Fisk, Edward, 1821-1911
Fisk, Elmina, wife, May 26, 1863, 41-10-9 [On stone it was May 23]
Fisk, S Clista Kellogg, wife Edw. & formerly wife of Amos Parker, 1836-1904

Mrs. Mary A. Flint.

Sodus, Dec. 20.- Mrs. Mary A. Flint, widow of Dwight Flint, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank D. Gaylord, aged 70 years. The deceased was born in England and was the daughter of Robert Catchpole, for many years a leading citizen of Wayne county, living at North Rose. Mrs. Flint had been ill a long time. Those who survive are one daughter, Mrs. Gaylord; three sisters, Mrs. Ellen Watson, of Geneva; Mrs. Anna Thorne, of Clyde, and Mrs. Harvey D. Barnes, of Rose, and a brother, Robert Catchpole, of Resort.

Bill Dean's Rose Cemetery Database
Flint, Dwight B., wife Mary A., 1830 - 1901, married 1859
Flint, Mary A., maiden name Catchpole, husband Dwight B., 1834 - 1904, married 1859

NEW 11/21/12   from The Democratic Herald, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1892

There passed away in this village, Sunday, January 3d, a woman whose exemplary life deserves more than passing notice here.

Mrs. Sarah A. Baker, whose death has been recorded in our columns, had lived among us many years and by her singularly pure character had endeared herself to all who knew her. Gentle, meet, unassuming, filled with that christian benevolence which never condemns; discerning not the evil but ever the good that is in life; full of tender pity for the fallen; quick, so far as her means would admit, to aid the sick and destitute, she walked life's thorny pathway unmindful of her own burdens in her solicitude for suffering humanity and her eagerness to alleviate human sorrow. There appeared no act in her long and useful life to dim its purity. She was especially loved by children, many a destitute little one being the beneficiary of long hours of toil even when the light burnt dim and exhausted nature clamored for needed rest. ANd thus she lived, and loved and was love by all - patient, enduring, self-sacrificing; looking ever trustfully for the better life whose reality her early christian training had ensured.

After a brief illness her light went out, peacefully and calmly as the light of day, but not forever, for over the horizon in the eternal Summerland, where blooms the flowers she loved, it shines evermore.

Sarah A. Byington was born in Westchester County January 31, 1814. Her parents removed soon after to New Canaan, Conn., where her childhood was passed. Subsequently she came to Herkimer County where she met and married Henry Baker. They removed to Cayuga County about the year 1836 where they lived until 1859, when they came to Clyde. She was directly descended from William (Lord) Byington [Boynton] of Yorkshire, England, who emigrated to this country in 1836 (sic; 1636), settling at Roxley (sic; Rowley), Mass.

Deceased is survived by five children, three sons, and two daughters who remember her as a fond and loving mother. Her life was a striking example of christian trial and triumph and at its close she met death calmly and peacefully and gave her patient heart unto a patient God.

Maple Grove Cemetery
BAKER Henry 18 Apr. 1869 56y
BAKER Sarah A. BYINGTON wf 3 Jan 1892 77y

Mrs. Cecelia R. Martell, widow of Duane L. Simmons, died at her home, in Clyde, Tuesday morning, January 12th, in her 63d year. Deceased was born in Utica, July 16th, 1829, and at the age of 16 years professed religion, and joined the Bleecker Street Methodist Episcopal Church, Utica, of which church organization she had ever since been a faithful and consistent member. She was united in marriage with Duane L. Simmons, at Rochester, February 25th, 1847. Eight children were the fruits of this union, two of whom - Mary E. and Fred L. - are dead. The following survive her: Geo. S., of Rochester; Duane L., of New York; Andrew J., of East Long Meadow, Mass.; Richard L., Henry E., and John M., of Clyde. An affectionate and devoted mother, she was ever ready to sacrifice for the good and advancement of her loved ones, who will fondly cherish her memory. Funeral services were held at the residence, on DeZeng street, Thursday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, Rev. David Keppel, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, officiating - the sons acting as pall bearers. The interment was made in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Maple Grove Cemetery
SIMMONS Duane L. 1825-1887
SIMMONS Cecelia R. MARTELL wf Duane 1829-1892
SIMMONS Freddie Lewis 1862-1880
SIMMONS Mary Elizabeth 1849-1880

NEW 11/21/12   from The Democratic Herald, Clyde NY, Tuesday, May 7, 1889

Patrick Curry, a former resident of this village, died at his farm residence about 3 miles south-east of Clyde on Thursday. The funeral services were held Saturday, at St. John's (Catholic) Church, Rev. J. J. Gleeson officiating.

St. John's Catholic Cemetery
Town of Galen
Chdn. Patrick & Bridget
John, 1863 4 da.
Michael P., 1875 6 mo.
Patrick, 1889 50 yr.
Bridget, wife, 1911
Katy, 1879 13 yr.
Michael, 1873 3 yr.

NEW 11/21/12   from The Clyde Herald, unknown date April 1921

John Osborn

John Osborne, a life-long resident of Rose, died at his home there last Saturday morning, aged 60 years.

The survivors are his wife, a brother, Wilbur, and a half-brother, Isaac Osborne, of this town.

Bill Dean's Rose Cemetery Database
Osborne, John, wife Anna, 1862 - 1921

Olin Miner

The body of Private Olin Miner, 108th Infantry, 27th Division, will be brought to North Rose this evening and a military funeral held in Rose, in charge of George Aden Brown Post, American Legion, on Friday afternoon.

Private Miner was killed in action in France on the Hindenberg line on September 29th, 1918.

Bill Dean's Rose Cemetery Database
Miner, Olin DeFay, 1896 - 1918

Events of 25 Years Ago [NOTE: 1896]
Interesting Items Briefly Taken from the Clyde Herald, 25 Years Ago

Ambrose S. Field, one of our most prominent citizens, died suddenly of heart failure at his home on Glasgow street at 2:30 o'clock this Wednesday afternoon aged 81 years. He is survived by his wife and four children: Mrs. Chas. T. Saxton, Mrs. J. W. Hinman, Williard N. and Geo. A. Field.

Maple Grove Cemetery
FIELD Ambrose S. 1815-1896
FIELD Rachel FISHER wf Ambrose

Daniel Stowell, aged 75 years, died at his home two miles south of Clyde last night.

NEW 11/21/12   from the Wayne County Review, Thursday, September 10, 1903

Clyde Personal.

James Aden died last Monday evening of consumption at his home four miles north of Clyde, aged 58 years. Deceased is survived only by his sister, Mrs. Michael Gazely (sic; Gazley) of Galen.

St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Clyde NY
James, 1903 60yr
Julia, wife, 1900, 65yr
Catherine B., infant
James, 1893, 23yr
John J., 1896, 23yr
Mary E., 1896, 19yr

Edward Stickles, for many years a resident of Clyde, died last Friday morning at his home near South Butler, aged 70 years. Deceased is survived by three sons, Nelson, of Savannah, George and William of South Butler, and four daughters, Elizabeth of Rochester, Mrs. Belle Knapp of South Butler, Mrs. E. D. Fuller and Mrs. Frank White of Clyde.

Maple Grove Cemetery
STICKLES Edward E., 1833 - 1903
STICKLES Sara E., wf Edward E., 1831 - 1899

NEW 11/21/12   from The Clyde Herald, Wednesday, April 29, 1931

A. L. VanTassell Dead

The remains of Adelbert L. VanTassell, a former resident of Clyde, who died at the home of his son, Harry L. VanTassell, in Downingtown, Penn., last Saturday, were brought to Clyde Tuesday for interment in Maple Grove cemetery.

NOTE: not on Maple Grove cemetery list.

NEW 11/21/12   from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Thursday, November 24, 1892, page 4

The death of Miss Minnie Spire, oldest daughter of E. B. Spire, occurred at her home near Palmyra Monday. She was about 20 years of age and had been ill only a few days. She was a member of the class of '93 of the Palmyra classical union school and would have graduated in June. The funeral was held yesterday and was largely attended.

Palmyra Cemetery
Spier, Minnie, 1872 - 1892

NEW 11/21/12   from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Wednesday, April 7, 1886

Mrs. Daniel Robinson, of Palmyra, formerly of Newark, died quite suddenly on Sunday morning. She arose and went about her work, but was taken with a fainting spell, and died before medical aid could be summoned. The doctors decided that the cause of her death was neuralgia of the heart.

NEW 11/21/12   from the Clyde Democratic Herald, Tuesday, October 7, 1890

The death of Miss Elizabeth DeLany occurred Wednesday last at the age of 68 years. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon from the late residence.

Maple Grove Cemetery
DELANY Elizabeth, 1822 - 1890

NEW 11/21/12   from The Democratic Herald, Clyde, N.Y., September 11, 1895

Edward, the infant son of John Mack, died early Sunday morning, aged 2 months. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Monday.

NEW 6/1/12   from The Syracuse Journal, Tuesday, June 2, 1903

Funeral of I. N. Smith.

Clyde, June 2- The remains of the wife of I. N. Smith of Oneonta, N.Y., were brought to Clyde to-day for interment. Mrs. Smith was formerly a resident of Clyde.

Maple Grove Cemetery
SMITH Isaiah N. 1835-1924
SMITH Maria L. wf Isaiah N. 1833-1903
SMITH Mabelle Louise dau. I. & M. 1898 16y6m

NEW 6/1/12   from the Newark Union-Gazette, Saturday Morning, November 2, 1918, page 7

John BeHage

The death of John BeHage, a well known resident of East Palmyra, occurred at the Clifton Springs Sanitarium Saturday night, following an operation.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Miss Nellie BeHage, of East Palmyra and Mrs. Daniel Meulendyke, of Palmyra; by four sons, Peter, Abram and Marvin of Rochester; Louis of Detroit; also by one brother, Louis, of Michigan.

A private funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the late residence, Rev. Lee Hanchet, assisted by Mr. Gill, officiating. Burial was made at East Palmyra.

East Palmyra Cemetery
Behage, John d Oct 1918, (lot 227-5)
Behage, Marie d 17 Mar 1911, age 95 years (lot 227-1)
Behage, Nellie d 19 Feb 1961, age 83 years, (lot 227-3) bur 1 Apr 1961
Behage, Nellie D. d 1 Apr 1926, age 77 years (lot 227-4)

Johnson, Mrs. Emma Galloway, at Palmyra, Oct. 29th, of heart disease. Survivors: Sen. Willis F. Johnson, Palmyra.

Palmyra Village Cemetery
Johnson, Edward P., Mar. 5, 1918, 77y, Civil War
Johnson, Emma E., wife of Edwin P., Oct. 29, 1918, 74y

Robinson, Miss Etta, 67, at Sodus, Oct. 28th, following a stroke of apoplexy, which occurred a week ago. Survivors: Four sisters, Mrs. Hewitt, Mrs. Charles Bosworth, Mrs. Wallace Munson, Sodus; Mrs. Samuel Christie, Leslie, Mich.; brother, William Robinson, Sodus. Funeral Wednesday.

John S. Sheffield

John S. Sheffield, aged 77 years, one of the best known citizens of this village, died at his residence on West Miller street, Sunday, Oct. 27th, after a long illness.

Mr. Sheffield had lived in Newark for many years since he retired from business. He was born in Pultneyville in Nov. 27, 1840. He spent his young manhood in this village and later became associated with a number of lake sailors and himself became one of the best known captains on Lake Ontario.

In 1864, Mr. Sheffield was one of a party of five from this locality to go in search of gold across the Great American Desert to Idaho. The party traveled by ox-team from Omaha to Boise City, Idaho, passing through the Indian country at the time when the Crows and Cheyennes were the most hostile. The journey across consumed five months. Mr. Sheffield spent two years in the gold fields of the Rocky Mountains and returned in the fall of 1866, coming by horseback with a party of cattlemen until he met the western extremity of the Union Pacific Railroad, then building.

On Dec. 23, 1873, he was married to Miss Kittie A. Rogers of Sodus Point, whose death occurred in this village several years ago.

In 1886, he retired from his life as a lake captain and became a coal merchant and in later years, he had been interested in real estate.

Mr. Sheffield was a member of the Elks Lodge and a well known citizen of this village.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. S. Ray Peirson; by a sister, Mrs. Mary Cross; by a nephew, Paul Holling, and by a niece, Lillian Holling, all of Pultneyville.

The funeral was held at his late residence on West Miller Street, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Mr. Ambler of Rochester officiating. Interment was made in Willow Avenue Cemetery.

Newark Main Street Cemetery
Sheffield, John S. 1840-1918
Sheffield, Keziah A. 1850-1904
Sheffield, Lucy no dates
Sheffield, Julia no dates

Miss Mary Eichoff

The death of Miss Mary Eichoff, aged 66 years, occurred at her home on Colton Avenue, last week Friday afternoon, after an illness of several weeks of valvular heart trouble.

Deceased was born Mar. 14, 1852, at Lyons, the daughter of Mary and Frederick Eichoff.

She was a member of the Evangelical church and a charter member of the Ladies Aid Society, where her presence and help will be greatly missed.

She is survived by a brother, Frederick Eichoff, of West Walworth; by a sister, Mrs. Lewis Frey, of West Walworth; by five nephews, Charles Frey, Palmyra; Edwin Frey, West Walworth; C. I. Roller, Empiria (sic), Kansas; G. H. Roller, France; and Marvin Cohs, West Pullman, Ill.; also by two nieces, Miss Lillian Frey, West Walworth; and Mrs. Friedendall, Clyde.

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the house, Rev. A. Schlenk officiating. Burial was made in Willow Avenue Cemetery.

Newark Main Street Cemetery
Eickhoff, Mrs. Mary, 8 Church st.
Eickhoff, Miss Mary, 8 Church st.

Mrs. Martha J. Stacy

The death of Mrs. Martha J. Stacy, aged nearly 85 years, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. H. Wilbur, 5 Grant Street, Thursday night at 10 o'clock, after an illness of two years and a half of rheumatism.

Deceased was born Nov. 18(?), 1834, in the Town of Williamson, the daughter of Joseph and Ruth Hillman. About 62 years ago, she was married to Edwin Stacy and most of her life had been spent in Port Gibson. About eight years ago, she came to Newark to reside with her daughter.

Mrs. Stacy was well known in her home town, where she had resided so many years, and where she had many friends, and she had also made many friends in Newark, who will regret to hear of her death.

Mrs. Stacy was a member of the Port Gibson Methodist Church and the only survivor is the daughter mentioned, Mrs. M. H. Willbur.

The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Rev. C. M. Creighton officiating. Interment will be made at Port Gibson.

Augustus R. Mills

The remains of Augustus R. Mills, aged 76, were brought to Newark for burial and the funeral was held at the home of his brother, George H. Mills, on East Avenue, at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Boyd of the Methodist Church officiating and burial being made in Willow Avenue Cemetery.

While walking in the street in Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Mills was almost instantly dead .... (remainder of obit is illegible)

It was Augustus R. Mills, formerly of Phelps, who was recently killed in Cleveland, O., by being run over by an automobile while crossing the street, and not George as erroneously reported. [The Phelps Citizen, Thursday, November 7, 1918]
Newark Main Street Cemetery
Mills, Charlotte wife C.H. Mills 1844-1922. (on Baldwin lot).
Mills, Geo. H. Co. C. 148th N. Y. husb Charlotte Baldwin 1840-1932
Mills, August R. Capt. C.A. 124th U. S. 1842-1918.
Augustus R Mills
Enlisted in Company D, Ohio 104th Infantry Regiment on 30 Aug 1862.
Commissioned an officer in the U.S. Colored Troops 124th Infantry Regiment on 10 Jan 1865. Promoted to Full Captain on 10 Jan 1865.
Mustered out on 24 Oct 1865.

NEW 6/1/12   from The Democratic Herald, Clyde NY, September 11, 1895

Henry Parsons, an old resident of the village of Palmyra, was found dead in a chair in the office of the Garlock Packing Company about 8 o'clock Sunday morning. He was a night watchman in the employ of the company, and went to his duties as usual last Saturday evening. Sunday morning he did not come home to breakfast at his accustomed hour. After waiting for his arrival for some little time his son Fred went down to the factory to investigate. Upon going to the office, he was horrified to see the lifeless form of his father. The dead man was seated in a chair with his arms folded across his breast and an expression of repose upon his countenance. From the work he had done it was evident that he died about midnight. The cause of death was probably heart disease, as he had been ill from that malady for some time. Undertaker Drake was summoned and the remains were conveyed to the family residence on Gates street. Deceased leaves a wife and three children: a son, Fred B., and two daughters, Mrs. Lavare Wright and Mrs. Ida Parsons. He was about 55 years of age.

Palmyra Village Cemetery
Parsons, Henry, Sept. 8, 1895, 55y 5m 9d
Parsons, Amanda, Mar. 2, 1917, 74y

NEW 6/1/12   from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Thursday, September 12, 1895

The funeral services of Henry Parsons, of Palmyra, were held yesterday. Rev. J. R. Henderson, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiating.

The death of William Hooker of Ontario occurred Tuesday, of heart disease. Deceased was 57 years of age, and is survived by a wife and three sons, Frank of Yale College, and Ernest and Oliver of Ontario.

Ontario Village Cemetery
Hooker, William, born 1838, died 1895

The funeral of Mrs. David Boyd, of Holland, Mich., was held yesterday afternoon at the residence of her mother, Mrs. Fleming, in Williamson. Mrs. Boyd had been visiting her mother for six weeks previous to her death, which took place Sunday afternoon. She was about 50 years of age and leaves a husband and two grown children, a son and a daughter.

David L. Boyd was married to Miss Emaretta Fleming - daughter of William Fleming of our village - Thursday, March 16, by the Rev. Armon Spencer. [The Commercial Press, Pultneyville NY, April 1865]
1870 Census of Holland, Ottawa County, Michigan - David Boyd 27, Emoretta Boyd 24, Fanny Boyd 4, William Boyd 8 months
Pleasant View Cemetery
Town of Williamson
BOYD, Emoretta A. wife of D.L. 1845-1895
Pilgrim Home Cemetery
Holland, Ottawa County, Michigan
David L. Boyd, d. 1911

NEW 6/1/12   from The Democratic Herald, Clyde NY, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1891

The funeral services of Mrs. Peter Scutt, of this village, was held Sunday afternoon at the residence of her son-in-law, Geo. Stevenson, on Waterloo street. Rev. David Keppel, pastor of the M. E. Church officiated. The deceased (cut off at bottom of page)

Maple Grove Cemetery
Town of Galen
SCUTT Peter 1817 - 1891
SCUTT Eliza RACE 1819 - 1891

NEW 6/1/12   from the Palmyra Democrat, Wednesday, September 14, 1887

Mr. F. R. Bowman, formerly of Arcadia, died on Sunday evening August 28(?), of malarial fever at Fowlerville, Mich., aged about 65 years. He was born in Brieg, Prussia and came to the United States when about 20 years of age. In early youth he became a sailor and has made two voyages around the world. He removed to Fowlerville from the state of New York about five years since.

1870 Census of Arcadia - Frederick R. Bowman age 48 born Prussia, Clara A. Bowman age 42 born NY, Charles Bowman age 14 born NY

NEW 6/1/12   from The Evening Herald, Syracuse, NY, Monday, June 1, 1903


Slipped Off the Boat Near Macedon Locks, Erie Canal.

Palmyra, June 1- Joseph Baker of Lockport, second engineer on a tug, was drowned this morning at 8 o'clock this side of Macedon locks. He slipped from the stern of the boat. He was about 25 years old.

NEW 6/1/12   from the Wayne County Review, Lyons NY, Thursday, June 4, 1903

The many friends of David Hough were grieved to learn of his sudden death which occured last Friday at his home a few miles north of Clyde. Mr. Hough had only recently come from Rochester, his former home, where he had for years been extensively engaged in the manufacture of boots and shoes. Mr. Hough was a gentleman of broad culture and refinement and made many warm friends during his brief sojourn in Clyde, particular in the Presbyterian church with which he became closely identified. His remains were taken to Rochester Monday for interment in Mount Hope cemetery, the funeral services being held in the Central Presbyterian church of that city. He was 70 years of age.

Mt. Hope Cemetery Interment Records - 1903 June 1, David M. Hough, 67 years 1 month 9 days, heart failure, residence Rose N.Y., interred "All 176 D"

NEW 6/1/12   from the Clyde Times, Thursday, June 6, 1907, page 5

James Finnegan, the eight-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Finnegan, of Buffalo, died about 9 o'clock Monday morning of pneumonia. Mrs. M. Gazley and son, William, went to Buffalo to attend the funeral services.

NEW 6/1/12   from the Wayne County Review, Thursday, June 14, 1906

The remains of Mrs. Elizabeth Reynolds, widow of Arnold Reynolds, of Clyde, who died at the county home last eek, aged 75 years, were brought to Clyde for interment. A brief funeral service was held this morning at 10 o'clock, at Field's undertaking rooms, and interment was made in Maple Grove cemetery. This is the last member of a family of three, father, mother and son, all of whom have died in the county house. Thirty years ago Arnold Reynolds was employed as double-thick blower in the Clyde window glass works, and received on an average about $300 month for his services. He worked at this business for several years and notwithstanding he earned about $3000 per year, every penny of it was squandered and about six years ago he died in the county house. The son, Frank who had served an apprenticeship at glass blowing, succeeded his father in the business, and soon earned as much as his father did previous to his death. Not a penny of it was saved, however, and about three years ago he died in the county house. Soon after this his mother, who had been left destitute, was taken to the county home, where she died. [NOTE: this family isn't present in Maple Grove Cemetery listings.]

Arnold Reynolds, an old resident of Clyde, died last Sunday night, aged 66 years. [Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Tuesday, April 14, 1896, page 4]

The Clyde Herald, unknown date April 1921

Events of 25 Years Ago

Interesting Items Briefly Taken from the Clyde Herald, 25 Years Ago

Arnold Reynolds, a prominent window-glass blower, died at his home on Columbia street last Sunday night, aged 67 years.

NEW 6/1/12   an obit from a neighboring county that might be helpful to someone, from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Tuesday, February 2, 1904, page 5.

Earl H. Seeley.

Waterloo, Feb. 1- Earl H. Seeley, of this village, night operator for the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad at Seneca Falls, was taken ill last week with what was at first thought to be la grippe. It later developed into a severe case of appendicitis and on Saturday he was operated upon. Sunday morning, at about 4 o'clock, the young man died. Deceased was a bright and promising young man and was 20 years of age. He is survived by his parents, Andrew C. and Frances Sparks Seeley, and by one sister, Miss Ruby Seeley.

NEW 5/26/12   from The Palmyra Courier, Friday morning, August 20, 1897

Suicide of a Prominent Williamson Man.

The Williamson correspondent of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle furnishes that paper with the following particulars of the death by suicide of Jay M. Adams, a prominent and well-known citizen of the town of Williamson, this county. The writer says:

"Jay M. Adams, a well-known citizen of Williamson, and a son of John Adams committed suicide on Sunday by shooting himself with a revolver. He was a farmer living on the ridge road and fairly well-to-do. He had been in poor health during the spring and summer and had become despondent. Last Friday he went to the village and bought a pistol at the store of F. S. Wilder. Sunday afternoon he was out of the house for a time and his brother-in-law from Ontario called to see him. His wife sent their little boy to the mint still across the road to call his father and he came back and whispered to his mother that "pa was lying on the floor and was dead." They went to the place and found it was just as the little boy had said "The unfortunate man had very deliberately planned the whole affair, having carried a mirror from the house and placed it on the bench in front of him and then knelt before it, place the pistol to his temple and sent the ball through his brain, killing him instantly. Coroner R. S. Carr was called but did not deem it necessary to hold an inquest. Mr. Adams was 38 years of age and was born and reared in Williamson and was a highly respected citizen, being a brother of Supervisor Adams. He leaves a wife and one son, aged about five years; also a father and mother, two brothers, and two sisters."

Jay M. Adams, a well-known citizen of Williamson, committed suicide on Sunday last by shooting himself with a revolver. Deceased was one of the best known and most highly respected citizens of the town of Williamson, but had been in poor health all the spring and summer and had become very despondent. Sunday afternoon he left his horse and went to his mint still which was across the road, where he was found dead some time after by his little son, who had been sent out to call him. The whole affair had been planned, for he took a mirror with him so he could take careful aim. Mr. Adams was 38 years of age and was born in Williamson. He leaves a wife and one son, aged about five years. The funeral was held from his late residence on Tuesday.

Aug. 15, 1897

Jay M. Adams, a citizen of this town, shot himself through the head Sunday afternoon in his mint distillery. Daniel Hoyt of Walworth and James Barker of Ontario called to see him on business and Elmer, five years old, was sent to find his father. He was found there kneeling before a stand with a mirror in front of him, dead. The cause of the rash act was despondency. He leaves besides the son mentioned, his wife, Adella, daughter of of the late Charles Trimble, an aged father and mother, John Adams and wife, two brothers, Myron and Homer Adams, and two sisters, Mrs. Anna De Hond and Mrs. Eva Freer, who all have our sincerest sympathy. The funeral was held from the house Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. H. B. Mayo gave an excellent discourse from the text, "For underneath are the everlasting arms." P. B. Fairbanks, A. E. Bennett, Misses Ella and May Bennett and Mrs. W. J. Bennett furnished excellent music. Among the relatives and friends from out of town were Nelson Sawyer and Seeley Tinklepaugh of Palmyra; A__ and Tess Trimble, Mrs. A. J. Trimble from Auburn; James Frazer (?) of Fosterville; Willard Trimble and wife of Conesus; Dr. J. A. Reed and wife of Newark; Will York and wife of Sodus Point; J. D. Reeves and wife, of Newark; Mrs. Van Duzer of Rochester, and many others from adjoining towns. Burial took place in Ridge Chapel cemetery.

The Trimble family reunion which was to have been held to-day is postponed indefinitely.

Ridge Chapel Cemetery
Town of Williamson
Adams, Jay M., b 19 Jan 1859, d 15 Aug, 1897, husband of Mrs. Adella H. Adams
Adams, Adella F., b 24 Apr 1862, d 29 Dec 1918, wife of Jay M. Adams

W. J. McCrea of the town of Walworth died on Tuesday morning of this week, aged 64 years. His death was very sudden and created much surprise in the neighborhood where he resided. One son and one daughter survive him.

Macedon Center Cemetery
McCrea, William, J., b. June 13, 1832 - d. August 17, 1897 (lot 24-1)
McCrea, Theresa C., wife of William J. McCrea, b. April 21, 1850 - d. June 1, 1889 (lot 24-2)
McCrea, Robert J., son of W. J. & T. C. McCrea, b. January 5, 1881 - d. May 13, 1896 (lot 24-3)

Mr. Louis Rushmore, one of the oldest residents of the town of Farmington, died in that village on Sunday last, aged 70 years. Deceased is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Henry Sawyer of Farmington, and a brother, William Rushmore of Palmyra.

Ontario County Journal, August 20, 1897
At Farmington, Aug. 14, Lewis Rushmore, aged 69 years.

NEW 5/26/12   from the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, unknown date mid October 1897

The Gazette on Saturday last mentioned briefly the death of Stephen B. Smith. As Mr. Smith was one of Arcadia's oldest, best known, and highly respected citizens, we feel that a more extended notice should be given in this issue Mr. Smith was born in Junius, Seneca county, August 11, 1817. He came to this town when a small boy, his people buying a farm north of Newark. He grew to manhood here, and on the 24th of November, 1842, was married to Maria A. Fox. He went to housekeeping on the farm where he died, but in the interval, in his early manhood, he owned and lived on several different farms. In 1853 he bought out the other heirs to the homestead, and has since lived there, an honorable, respected citizen, a consistent Christian man, a good neighbor, and a valued friend. What more can be said of any man? He had been for many years a member of the East Palmyra Methodist church, and has been a Mason in good standing in the Newark Lodge since 1855. Of a family of three brothers and five sisters, the deceased outlived all but one, Mrs. Lydia Carey, who still lives in the far West. He is survived also by a wife, one son, Chas. O., and an adopted daughter, Kate. Three children have died. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Pierce of the East Palmyra church officiating, and seldom has a larger concourse of people gathered together at a funeral in this town. The Masons took charge of the service at the grave, the Newark lodge attending the funeral in a body.

Newark Main Street Cemetery
Smith, Stephen Aug. 11, 1817 - Sept. 30, 1897
Smith, Maria wife Aug. 13, 1817 - Nov. 3, 1902

The morning's Democrat & Chronicle contains the following concerning a prominent Wayne county citizen:

"The funeral of the late Wm. H. Clark was held from the family homestead in Ontario yesterday. Deceased was one of the oldest and best-known residents of Wayne county and was a prominent figure in county affairs sixty years ago. He was born in the town of Williamson in 1816. Mr. Clark took the first mail from Palmyra to Pultneyville, in 1830, traveling on horseback. For several years he acted as mail-carrier, often being out all night in winter, but he never missed a trip. He was in business in Rochester for a time prior to his marriage, in 1840, with Miss Sibly A. Swan, of Marion, an only child of Colonel Edward Swan and a descendant of Captain John Brewster, of the Mayflower. Her mother was a Morgan, a sister of Governor Morgan.

Mr. Clark settled in Ontario in April, 1840, upon a farm upon which the village now stands. He was a successful farmer and became the largest dealer in wool and live stock in Wayne county."

Palmyra Village Cemetery
Clark, Wm. N., husband of Sibyl, Oct. 2, 1897, 80y 7m 4d
Clark, Sibyl A., wife of Wm. N. & dau. of Ed & Sibyl SWAN, Mar. 11, 1890, 71y
1880 Census of Town of Ontario
William H. Clark, age 63
Sibyl A. Clark, age 62

Mrs. George Taylor died at her home on Murray street, on the West Shore farm, on Saturday last, after a long illness, aged 77 years. Deceased was born in England, but had been in this country about forty years. A husband, seven sons and one daughter survive her. Deceased was a member of the Methodist church, and the funeral was held in the church yesterday afternoon, Rev. J. E. Allen officiating.

Newark Main Street Cemetery
Taylor, Sarah, husb. George, Apr. 5, 1820 - Oct. 2, 1897
Taylor, George, wife Sarah, Aug. 4, 1821 - June 28, 1909

NEW 5/26/12   from the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, unknown date 1897

Mrs. John Weeks died in Palmyra Friday.

Rev. Seth Burgess died Friday at his home in Cortland, aged 86 years. The funeral was held Monday morning, and Rev. Dr. Burgess and wife left Sunday night to attend the funeral. Deceased leaves two sons and a daughter, Rev. A. P. Burgess, G. B. Burgess and Mrs. H. C. Greene.

Mrs. Benjamin Cortright of Phelps died Wednesday of typhoid fever.

Peter S. Raymer of South Lyons, died of cancer Thursday night.

Wm. Douglas, for many years a resident of the town of Williamson, died recently at his home in El Dorado, Kansas.

Almon C. Greene, a former well-known resident of Macedon, died recently at his home in Lewis county, aged 42 years.

In Pursuance of an Order of the Surrogate's Court of the county of Lewis, notice is hereby given, according to law, to all persons having claims against Almon C. Greene, late of the town of Denmark, in said county of Lewis, deceased t hat they are required to exhibit the same with the vouchers thereof, to the subscriber, executrix of the will of the said deceased, at her residence in Copenhagen, in the town of Denmark, in said county of Lewis, on or before the 19th day of December, 1898.
Dated, June 14, 1898
Alice C. Greene, Executrix.
[The Journal and Republican, Lowville NY, unknown date 1898]

NEW 5/26/12   from The Newark Union, Saturday, February 22, 1908

John McLean, of Williamson, died February 14th, aged 65 years. He is survived by two daughters and a son.

Palmyra Village Cemetery
McLean, John Judd, Feb. 13, 1908, 66y 11m 25d
McLean, Eliza L., wife of John, Mar. 22, 1905, 59y
McLean, Mary, dau. of John J., Aug. 2, 1917, 38y

Charles Conrow, during a spell of despondency, committed suicide February 13th by drinking carbolic acid. He leaves his wife, three sons, one daughter, besides his parents, brothers and a sister.

Frank B., son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Salesman, of Clyde, died Thursday morning of pneumonia, aged 36 years. He is survived by his parents and one brother, George H. Salesman, of Clyde.

Maple Grove Cemetery
Town of Galen
SALEMAN Benedict E. 1843-1910 15th NY Vol. Engr.
SALEMAN Anna E. GURLEY wf Benedict 1846-19-(no date)
SALEMAN Chas. E. son B.E. & A.E. 1868-1890
SALEMAN Frank B. son B.E. & A.E. 1871-1908
SALEMAN George H. 1876-19-(no date)

James C. Blankenburg (sic), living three miles south of Williamson, died Sunday, aged 45 years. He was born in Holland but lived in this section many years. He is survived by a wife and one daughter.

The death of John N. Benham, who resides near Canandaigua, occurred at his home Tuesday, at the age of 91 years. Mr. Benham was the father of the late Mrs. S. E. Budd of this village and had many friends here.

William Tufts, formerly of Williamson, died in Rochester Sunday, aged 56 years. Those who survive are a son, Glen Tufts of Rochester, and three brothers, J. Elon Tufts and M. P. Tufts of Williamson and Chester Tufts of Michigan.

Mrs. Mary Sophia Arnold, wife of Edward Arnold, died at her late home four miles north of Fairville, Tuesday morning, at the age of 37 years. The deceased is survived by her husband and four young daughters. The funeral was held from the residence yesterday and interment made at Zurich.

Zurich Cemetery
Town of Arcadia
ARNOLD Edward C. 1869-1942
ARNOLD Laura S. wife of Edward C. 1869-1929
ARNOLD Mary S. wife of Edward C. 1870-1908

Mrs. Frederick Hance died Tuesday, February 18th, at her home in Macedon Center, aged 44 years. Mrs. Hance was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Parker, of Fairport. She is survived by her husband and seven children, Mrs. Grace Eldridge, Mrs. Elsie Miller, Frank Raymond, Clare, Florence and Dorothy, all of Macedon.

Macedon Center Cemetery
Hance, Frederick Samuel, son of Abraham & Lydia Hance, Macedon Center, NY, b. October 17, 1858 - d. December 27, 1909 (lot 238-1)
Hance, Jessie E. Parker, daughter of George & Rebecca Parker & wife of Fred S. Hance, Macedon Center, NY, b. February 23, 1864 - d. February 18, 1908 (lot 238-2)

Mrs. Elizabeth Bryant, widow of the late Dr. N. S. Bryant, died Tuesday at the age of 91 years. Mrs. Bryant has lived in Gypsum, between Newark and Clifton Springs, all her life, with the exception of sixteen years spent in Rushville. She is survived by two sons, William Bryant of Gypsum, Jacob Bryant of Clifton Springs, and by one daughter, Mrs. Helen M. Carr of Gypsum, with whom she resided.

Mrs. Pauline Bost died at her home in Macedon Monday morning, aged 64 years. Mrs. Bost was born in the town of Clay, Onondaga county, April 5, 1843. On April 10, 1862, she was united in marriage to Simon Bost, who survives her. She also leaves a daughter-in-law, one grand-son, Elmer Phelps of Macedon; one brother, William Patchen of Chicago; one sister, Mrs. William Abbott of Syracuse, and a son-in-law, George Phelps of Macedon.

The death of Edward Seager, aged 86 years, occurred Saturday at the home of his son, George C. Seager, of Rochester. Mr. Seager had for many years been a prominent resident of Phelps, but during the past ten years had resided in Rochester. He is survived by his sons and one daughter, George C. Edwin and Charles Seager of Rochester and Mrs. John Gifford of Phelps.

Charles D. Stupplebean, a prominent and respected citizen of Palmyra, died at his home February 13th in the 44th year of his age. Mr. Stupplebean was the second son of the late Jacob and Lucina Stupplebean and was born and brought up in Palmyra. He is survived by his wife, Martha Lahey Stupplebean, and one brother, George Stupplebean of Auburn, N.Y. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon under the auspices of Zenobia Commandery, Knights Templar, of which Mr. Stupplebean was a member.

The death of Katharine P. Chamberlain occurred Monday morning at her home in Lyons. She was born there sixty-two years ago, and was the last of three children of the late DeWitt Parshall, who was one of Lyons' oldest and best-known citizens. Her grandfather, Nathan Parshall, settled in Lyons in 1790, at which time the village was composed of less than thirty families.

Mrs. Chamberlain's husband, Dr. Dwight Scott Chamberlain, who died in 1903, was one of the most prominent citizens of Lyons; at the time of his death he was president of the First National Bank of that village.

The deceased leaves her mother, Mrs. D. W. Parshall, of Lyons; two sons, Dwight P. Chamberlain, president of the First National Bank of Lyons, and Fred Chamberlain, of Sodus Point, and one daughter, Grace Chamberlain David, wife of John David, president of the Rochester Herald Company, Rochester.

Chamberlain, Dr. Dwight S., was born in Litchfleld county, Conn., February 22, 1839. His great grandfather was an officer in the Revolution, connected with General Washington's staff. Dr. Chamberlain was educated at the Genesee Seminary and College, Lima, N. Y., and in March. 1862, he graduated from the medical department of the University of the City of New York. He then sailed to England as surgeon of a ship engaged in the transportation of emigrants. Returniug the following summer he entered the service as assistant surgeon of the 138th N. Y. Vols., later the 9th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, participating in the battles of Cold Harbor and Petersburg, Sheridan's campaign in the valley of the Shenandoah, the capture of Richmond and Petersburg, and the final engagement at Saylor's Run. He was promoted to major and surgeon in February, 1865, and mustered out in July of that year. He took charge of the Soldier's Home and Hospital at Syracuse for a short time, and in September, 1865, he entered into partnership with Dr. Bottom of Lyons, and practiced here until the spring of 1868, when he began reading law. He was admitted to the bar in 1874, since which time he has been more or less interested in that profession. Dr. Chamberlain has been connected with the Lyons National Bank for many years, as director, vice president, and finally as president. In memory of his father-in-law, the late D. W. Parshall, our subject has erected a beautiful memorial building on William street, the upper part of which contains one of the finest opera houses in the State, outside the large cities. October 17, 1868, Dr. Chamberlain married Katharine M. Parshall, and they have two sons and a daughter. One of the sons is vice president of the Lyons National Bank, and the other is engaged in real estate and other outside matters. Both Dr. and Mrs. Chamberlain are heavily interested in real estate in this town and county, owning the principal business places here, as well as other property, farming land, etc. He is an able lawyer, affable, and easily approached. [Landmarks of Wayne County, New York, edited by Hon. George W. Cowles. Syracuse, N.Y.: D. Mason & Co., Publishers, 1895.]

NEW 4/6/12   from The Phelps Citizen, Thursday, February 13, 1902

Louis Baltzel, a well known Lyons man, died of pneumonia, yesterday, aged 34 years.

Lyons Rural Cemetery
BALTZEL Lewis Feb. 12, 1902, 34y

Charles Hawkins, of Newark, a skilled mechanic employed in bridge construction at Lyons, died Tuesday night as the result of injuries received a few hours previous. He was working on the underbody of the new bridge over Clyde river Tuesday morning, when a crow bar, falling from above, struck him on the back of the head.

Newark Main Street Cemetery
Hawkins, Chas. W. Sept. 16, 1873 - Feb. 11, 1902

NEWTON - At Lyons, February 9th, of heart disease, Miss Elizabeth Newton, aged 73 years.

NEW 4/6/12   from the Cayuga Chief, Saturday, January 20, 1906, front page (Weedsport NY)

Fred Lotz, a farmer, residing two and one-half miles northwest of Lyons, was instantly killed on Tuesday morning while at his work on his farm. With the help of his son he had just felled a big tree with a cross-cut saw. A strong wind was blowing and the limb of a tree near them brokoe and in falling struck Mr. Lotz on the head, killing him instantly.

Lyons Rural Cemetery
LOTZ Frederick 1854-1906
LOTZ Fredericka 1852-1931

NEW 4/6/12   from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Monday, November 20, 1905, page 3


A Well Known Resident of Palmyra - Was Generally Esteemed.

Palmyra, Nov. 19 - Mrs. Guly Anderson, widow of Edwin Anderson, died this afternoon at the home of her son, Edward B. Anderson, on Canandaigua street, aged about 78 years. Mrs. Anderson was one of the best known members of one of Palmyra's oldest families and was a woman beloved by all who knew her. She was a faithful member of Zion Episcopal Church. Her husband was for many years one of Palmyra's leading citizens.

She is survived by two sons, Edward, of Palmyra, and S. Douglas, of Macedon, and three daughters, Mrs. W. H. Southwick of New York, Mrs. John I. Smith, of Grand Rapids, and Mrs. O. K. Scofield, of Omaha, Neb.

Palmyra Village Cemetery
Anderson, Edwin M., Jan. 15, 1874, 54y
Anderson, Guly A., son (sic) of Edwin M., Nov. 19, 1905, 78y

NEW 4/6/12   from the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, July 6, 1898, page 7


Mrs. Emma Williams of Clyde Takes Arsenic and Dies.

Among the many festive out-of-town people in Newark Monday to witness the celebration, were Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Williams of Clyde. They were in town all day and in the afternoon got separated. Williams disappeared and it is supposed that he went home without his wife, being unable to find her. Towards night, Mrs. Williams went to a drug store, bought five cents worth of arsenic, went over to the Central railroad, and took it. About 7:30 she appeared at Langdon House, apparently very ill then, and vomiting. She went to an out building, and a little later was found there, unconscious. She was then taken into the hotel, where she informed Mr. Langdon, that she had taken arsenic. He at once summoned Dr. Geo. H. Craft, but it was too late for medical assistance to be of any use, and at ten o'clock the woman died.

Yesterday Coroner York of this village held an inquest, and the jury decided that it was a case of self destruction by arsenical poisoning.

The remains are at Undertaker Stuerwald's but will be sent to Clyde to-day at the request of the husband.

The deceased, formerly a Mrs. Blanchard, lived in Newark several years, until her first husband, a railroad man, was killed on the road a few years ago. About a year since she married Williams and went to Clyde to live.

NEW 4/6/12   from The Lyons Republican, Friday, January 24, 1913, page 4

Samuel H. DeRight, is dead at Sodus at the age of 64 years following a long illness. Mr. DeRight was one of the most successful farmers and fruit growers of that town. He retired from active work about two years ago.

Sodus Rural Cemetery
DeRIGHT Samuel H 1849-1913

Joseph Warner, a respected former resident of East Palmyra, died at his home in Newark on Thursday evening. He is survived by his wife and five children, and his brother, Jonas Warner, postmaster of East Palmyra. He was ___ years of age.

East Palmyra Cemetery
Warner, Joseph R, age 64, bur Jan 19, 1913 (lot 175/5)

Milford Galloway,, a well known resident of Palmyra died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. Stacey, in Port Gibson, after a long illness. Mr. Galloway was the son of the late Thos. Galloway, one of the pioneer settlers of this section. He was born and has always made his home in Palmyra. He had a ___ ability in historical research, and has compiled and written many works bearing on Palmyra and his family history.

Palmyra Village Cemetery
Galloway, Phoebe E., wife of Milford, Feb. 15, 1912, 69y
Galloway, Milford, Jan. 18, 1913, 73y

NEW 4/6/12   from The Lyons Republican, Friday, July 22, 1910

Frank Quirk, a Newark young man working as an electrician in Station 3 of the Rochester Railway Company was almost instantly killed last Saturday morning by an explosion of the mud drum of a big boiler. He had just stepped into the room where the boilers are when the explosion occurred. He is a brother of Eugene and Jerry Quirk of Newark, both of whom are well known in this village.

NEW 4/6/12   from The Clyde Times, Thursday, February 19, 1914, page 8

South Butler.

The funeral of F. E. Davis was held at his late home on Thursday last. Rev. Mr. Sykes, of Rochester, officiating. A large delegation from the Elks at Lyons attended in a body, the floral tributes were many and beautiful, many others from out of town were in attendance.

Butler-Savannah Cemetery
Frank E. 1854 - 1914
Eva J. 1855 - 1936

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Joslyn, of Syracuse, was brought to this place for burial last Friday.

NEW 4/6/12   from The Phelps Citizen, Thursday, March 30, 1911

Mrs. O. M. Lincoln aged 49 years, died at her home in Newark last Monday, after an illness of over a year. Mrs. Lincoln whose maiden name was Fannie McLaughlin, was born in the town of Arcadia and had been an instructor in languages for 20 years. In 1904 she married Mr. Lincoln who with one son aged five years, survives her.

Newark Main Street Cemetery
Lincoln, Orion M. Apr. 20, 1855 - Aug. 25, 1927
Lincoln, Jennie M. wife Mar. 3, 1862 - Mar. 27, 1911

NEW 4/6/12   from the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, September 13, 1899, page 2

Port Gibson.

The remains of Mrs. Elizabeth Loper were taken to Newark for burial last week Tuesday from Brockport. Mrs. Loper was spoken of in high eulogistic terms. The deceased was the mother-in-law of Frank Bills, whose parents, Prof. John Bills and wife, live here. Edward P. Palmer attended to the details of the funeral arrangements, prior to the funeral party's arrival from Brockport.

Sodus Centre.

The sympathy of our entire community is extended to Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Roe of Newark in their recent sorrow, the death of their baby boy, George Albert, aged nine months. The remains were brought here for interment Saturday.

The obsequies of Elbridge G. Delano were attended from his late home in Savannah last Sunday. He had been in his usual health until the preceding Tuesday when he complained of being tired and lay down. From that hour the clock of life slowly ran down, and Friday morning he passed peacefully away. Deceased was born in this town in 1817 and resided here until about thirteen years ago. His father, Wm. Delano, was one of the pioneers of Sodus, coming to the then almost unbroken wilderness of western New York, from Falmough, Me. (sic; Falmouth), in 1811. Deceased was an honest, industrious citizen, respected by all who knew him. He was a veteran of five years service, previous to and during the Mexican war, and was a member of the Ninth New York Heavy Artillery during the great Civil War. He was without doubt the oldest survivor of that regiment previous to his death. Two sons, W. E. of Clyde, and U. S. of South Sodus, and two daughters, Mrs. Hattie Hamilton of Savannah and Mrs. Charles Carter of Stanley, N.Y., survive.

East Palmyra.

Charles Tripp, living north of the Marion line, was unconscious a few days ago, and remained so until death ensued last Saturday night. The funeral will be held to-day (the 11th) Rev. J. A. Black officiating. Mr. Tripp was a little less than 50 years of age.

East Palmyra Cemetery
Tripp, Charles H. d 1899, age 48 years (lot 211-1)

Mrs. John Seider, whose death was mentioned last week by the Gazette, lived for many years in East Palmyra, two miles south of O. M. Clark's.

East Palmyra Cemetery
Seider, Elizabeth d 9 Sep 1899, age 69 years (lot 101-4) wife of John
Seider, Little Jennie b 27 March 1872 d 28 Aug 1876, (lot 101-10) dau of John and Elizabeth
Seider, John d 30 March 1881, age 56 years (lot 101-5) Vet Co. B, NYV

NEW 4/6/12   from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Tuesday, November 5, 1918, page 9

Mrs. Edith H. Morris.

Lyons, Nov. 4.- A telegram was received by friends here this morning from Pittsburgh announcing the death in that city of Mrs. Edith Holmes Morris, wife of Dr. Frank S. Morris. Mrs. Morris died on her ___(illegible) birthday. She was a former resident of this village, being the daughter of the late Captain S. B. Holmes.

NEW 4/6/12   from the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, unknown date 1887 or 1888

Mrs. Martha Tremper, aged 67, died of heart disease in Clyde last Wednesday.

Wm. Gordon, an old and well known citizen of Rose, died last Wednesday, aged 76.

William Green, formerly of Lyons and once a very wealthy oil buyer, was killed near Bradford, Pa. last week, by being struck upon the head by a piece of heavy pipe, while at work about an oil derrick.

Maple Grove Cemetery
TREMPER Martha wf Jacob 25 May 1887 40y

The cousin of Miss Anna Blackmar, Miss Seelye, of Geneva, died suddenly, of heart disease.

The announcement comes to us of the death of Mrs. Rev. E. E. Davidson, at Newtonville a few days ago. We have no particulars.

NEW 5/26/12   from the Wayne County Alliance, Wednesday, September 5, 1883

A few weeks since Mr. Freeman Boyd, son of R. T. Boyd, went to Pontiac, MIch. Monday a telegram was received stating that he had died with an attack of diphtheria. The family have the sympathy of their many friends, in this sudden bereavement.

Sodus Rural Cemetery
BOYD Freeman H 3/6/1860 - 9/3/1883

Neck Broken.

Philip Schnepp, a farmer, about 55 years of age, met a sudden death yesterday at his own home in the vicinity of Fairville. A leak in the roof of his barn caused deceased to mount the unthreshed wheat with which the structure is filled. While endeavoring to force a shingle into place, the bundle upon which he stood suddenly rolled from under his feet. Schepp (sic) fell to the floor, a distance of twenty feet, receiving injuries from which he died almost immediately. It is supposed that his neck was broken. The funeral takes place to-morrow.- Lyons Republican.

Lyons Rural Cemetery
SCHNEPP Phillip d. Aug. 28, 1883, 57y 2m
SCHNEPP Magdalina wife 1839-1925

ALLEN:- On Saturday, Sept. 1st, Mrs. Harriett Allen, aged 66 years.

Mrs. Harriet Allen, was born July 10th, 1817, in the town of Sodus, and died Sept. 1st, 1883, in the village of Sodus, N.Y. During her long and painful sickness she was patient and possessed of Christian faith and hope. Her death was peaceful in hope of Heaven through Christ. A faithful wife and mother, she leaves her husband Mr. Charles C. Allen and daughter, Mrs. A. J. Maxon, to mourn her loss. The funeral was largely attended last Sunday afternoon from her late residence, Rev. Wm. H. Rogers officiating.

Sodus Rural Cemetery
ALLEN C C 1810-1897
ALLEN Harriet wife of C C 1817-1883

NEW 4/6/12   from the Wayne County Alliance, Wednesday, July 19, 1882, Sodus NY

Col. Enoch Granger.

Col. Enoch Granger, whose death occurred in the village of Joy on the 7th inst., was born in the town of Phelps, Ontario County, in 1801. At the age of eight years he came to this town with his parents, who took up a portion of land now owned by Cornelius Whitbeck and Harry and Noble Ward.

His father died in 1812, leaving a large family with nothing for their support except a farm of which but very little had been improved. From that time Mr. Granger began to exercise that spirit of self-sacrifice which formed a controlling element of his character in manhood.

He worked for the support of his mother and sisters, until he was 28 years of age, when feeling a desire to make an effort for himself, he extended a request to the County Surrogate that the estate be settled with the condition that his own share be contributed to his mother. The request was immediately complied with, and the estate successfully settled in the same year under his management.

At about this time Mr. Granger was married to Miss Maria Smith, and soon after he purchased the farm now owned by John Myers, near Sodus Centre. He sold this farm in 1833, and then purchased the Wright Mill property at Joy and the farm at the present time occupied by Marvin Granger, Esq. During the spring he built the house that now stands on the farm which he occupied with his wife for six months before it had been furnished with either doors or windows. He afterwards bought the Wake farm, and also a small place in the village of Joy where he died. So that at one time he was owner of more than 200 acres of land in that vicinity.

In politics, Mr. Granger was an earnest and zealous advocate of the principles of the Democratic party, and was at various times chosen to office in this town by that party. He was raised to the rank of Colonel for military service under the old militia laws of the State, and was appointed one of the Commissioners of the Sodus Point and Southern Railroad at the commencement of its construction, and served until within a few years of his death.

He first made a profession of religion in 1840, and in the same year united with the society of the Presbyterian church at Joy, in which he had always been an active member, and earnestly striven to be a christian in all that the term implies. For several years after he became a member of the society there was no church edifice in Joy, and it was chiefly due to his efforts that the present house was built, having contributed $1000 to the building fund, and donated a large portion of the timber used in the structure besides a great deal of his own time and labor. For many years he took the entire responsibility of providing the community with a minister, and during a large portion of this time he paid at least one-fourth of the pastor's salary. For more than twenty-five years he performed all the duties of sexton, for which he has never asked nor received any compensation. His attendance at religious service was as regular as the times of worship, and it is related that very frequently he and his devoted wife were the only ones present at the prayer meetings.

Mr. Granger was twice married - his first wife died in 1847, and in the following year he married Mrs. Samuel Robinson, a sister of his former wife, who died in 1878. Both of these ladies were very estimable women, and worked together with their husband in all his good works.

Rev. William Young, many years a Presbyterian pastor in various parts of Wayne county, died in Newark, on Monday, the 10th inst., aged 72 years.

Rev. William Young.

None were disappointed, but many made sad, at the announcement on Monday morning last, that Rev. William Young had passed from earth. His decline had been so steady, and his disease so stuborn,(sic) that weeks before the end came, his friends began to regard his sickness as fatal. He met the change with christian fortitude, and passed away at the end of a useful life, honored and beloved by all for his integrity of character, aged 72 years.

Mr. Young was ordained a minister over the church in Ontario in 1857. He afterwards served the church in Rose ten years, and those of Junius, of Joy and Fairville, briefer periods. He has also labored as a colporteur the last ten years, much of the time under the County Bible Society. Some ten years ago he purchased a home in this village, intending to spend the evening of his days among us. The funeral was largely attended on Wednesday at the Presbyterian church, Rev. Dr. Eaton preaching the sermon, and Rev'ds. A. A. Wood, D. D., W. B. Dads, and A. P. Burgess, the pastor, participating. The pastors and retired ministers of Newark were also present. The choir sung "Sweet Bye and Bye," and

"Servant of God, well done;
Rest from thy loved employ."

The remains were deposited in Willow Avenue Cemetery.- Newark Union, July 15.

We regret to learn that Irvin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Kansier, aged about five years, lies in a dying condition this (Tuesday) afternoon. He has been suffering for the past four weeks from scarlet fever.

1880 census, Sodus Village - Oscar Kansier, blacksmith age 35, wife Mary Kansier age 36, son Irvin C. Kansier age 2.

Baptist Rural Cemetery, Town of Sodus
Kansier, Augustus, Aug. 20, 1888, 43y 3m 3d
Kansier, Mary E., wife, May 29, 1896, 55y 10m 16d, later wife of A. G. Towns Kansier
Nora May, dau., May 2, 1876, 1y 2m 6d
Kansier, Irvin C., son, 1882, 11y

NEW 4/6/12   from the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, January 8, 1902, page 2


The death of Mrs. John Schutt occured on Thursday evening, Jan. 2, on the farm formerly owned by R. S. Post. During the two years of her residence on that place she has been an invalid. She leaves a husband and two children. Her funeral will be held to-morrow, Tuesday, Rev. J. D. Warren officiating.

Mrs. Harriet C. Beal who died last week in Palmyra was a resident here until about the year 1864. She was one of the choicest spirits within our circle of acquaintance. How quickly she followed her lamented brother-in-law, Hiram G. Clark.

Palmyra Village Cemetery
Beal, Harriet C., wife of Caleb, Dec. 31, 1901, 65y
Beal, Grace, dau. of Caleb & Harriet C., Feb. 7, 1900, 23y

NEW 4/6/12   from the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, February 20, 1901, page 5

A little son of Mrs. Grace Witbeck Van Cott of Brooklyn, died last week.
1900 Census of Brooklyn NY
Alexander Van Cott 38
Grace W Van Cott 32
Alexander Van Cott 7
Lewis W Van Cott 5
Joshua M Van Cott 3

Mrs. Catherine Lyon, widow of the late Michael Lyon, died Monday, aged ___ (?) years, at her home on Van Buren street.

Mrs. Lyon was born in Ireland, but had lived in Newark many years. She was married 36 years ago to Michael Lyon. She had four chldren, two of whom are living, Mrs. W. F. Sebastian of Newark, and Wm. Lyon of Lyons.

She was a Catholic in religion. The funeral will be held at 9:30 this morning at the home, and 10 o'clock at St. Michael's church, Rev. Father Kavanaugh officiating. Burial in Willow avenue cemetery.

1870 Census of Arcadia - Kate C. Lyon, age 26
1880 Census of Newark - Kate Lyon, age 32

Newark Main Street Cemetery
Lyons, Michael husb Katherine 1836-1899
Lyons, Katherine wife Michael 1848-1900

The Death Record

Mrs. John Barrett died Wednesday at her home near Marion.

Mrs. Barbara Greenagle died Sunday in Lyons.

E. R. Pratt, born in 1806, died in Manchester, Friday.

1900 Census, Town of Manchester, Ontario County NY - Elkanah R. Pratt, age 84

T. B. Titus, aged 66 died Friday in Clifton Springs.

1900 Census, Town of Manchester, Ontario County NY - Thomas B. Titus, age 65

Henry Land died Monday in Lyons, aged 66.

Philip Riah(?) died Monday in Lyons, aged 81 years.

Mrs. Isaac O. Smith, of Boston, died in Clyde Monday.

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Friday, April 16, 1901, page 4

Edward Bassett.

The funeral of Edward Bassett, eldest son of Williard Bassett, of South Butler, whose death occurred at the residence of his father, Friday, was held yesterday at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. A. B. Chamberlain, pastor of the Disciples' Church, of that place. His illness was brief and was one of the rapid forms of consumption. His age was 28 years and he was a most estimable young man and leaves many friends besides his immediate family, which consists of his father, one sister, Mrs. Hugh Everhart, and three half sisters, Misses Winnie, Florence and Bertha Bassett.

John G. Hartnagel.

The death of John G. Hartnagel,, a highly respected young man of Newark, occurred at the home of J. J. Hoffmeyer, at a late hour Saturday night, at the age of 40 years. Deceased had been a great sufferer for the past ten years, the cause of death being a cancer of the stomach. Deceased was born in Lyons and had resided in Newark with his sister, Mrs. Hoffmeyer, for the past five years. Besides her, he is survived by his mother and a brother, Edwin Hartnagal, of Lyons.

Young to Die.

The death of Alice Coleman, occurred at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Coleman, a couple of miles north of Newark early Monday morning. Her age was 18 years, the cause of death being quick consumption, her illness extending over a period of but two months.

Interment in Lyons.

The remains of Henry Harvey, formerly a resident of Lyons, were taken to that village for interment from Syracuse yesterday. The burial took place on the family plot in the Rural cemetery.

From The Lyons Republican, Friday, May 8, 1914

Mrs. Valentine Kaiser.

Mrs. Emily Caves Kaiser, widow of the late Valentine Kaiser, died at the home of Homer Dunn in Culver street Monday morning after an illness of only a few weeks. She had been in the best of health up to that time when she was taken with jaundice from which complications developed that resulted in her death. Mrs. Kaiser was born in England 61 years ago and came to this country with her parents when a little girl, and had since lived in this village.

Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Raymond K. Butts of Sodus with whom she was staying when taken ill; three brothers, Joseph and Peter Caves of Phelps, and Thomas Caves of Cleveland, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Purdy of Savannah and Miss Elizabeth Caves of Fowlerville, Michigan. The funeral was held from the Dann residence Wednesday afternoon. Rev. W. H. Giles of the Methodist Episcopal church, in which she had long held membership, officiating. Interment was made at Alton.

South Sodus Cemetery
Valentine 1848-1895
Emily, wife, 1853-1914
Wells J.

Mrs. Isabelle Crittenden.

At the home of Mrs. E. M. Hooper in Broad street Wednesday morning occurred the death of her aunt, her mother's sister, Mrs. Isabelle Crittenden, of Oaks Corners. Mrs. Crittenden was taken ill about four weeks ago and Mrs. Hooper had her brought here where they could care for her. She was 80 years old and was born in the town of Phelps. Her husband had been dead forty-five years. The remains were taken to the old home in Oaks Corners yesterday morning and the funeral will be held there today. Survivors are her sister, Mrs. William H. Gambee, living with Mrs. Hooper; one brother, Charles Boyd of Geneva, and several nephews and nieces.

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Stever.

At her late home, 65 Vienna street, Monday evening, at 9:30 o'clock, occurred the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Filkins Stever, who would have been 91 years of age on the 28th day of next month. Mrs. Stever had been ill since the first of January. Christmas Day she spent with her son, Jacob Stever, apparently as well as usual. She had been one of the oldest and most highly esteemed citizens of the community.

Mrs. Stever was born in Chatham, Columbia county, March 28th, 1916, the daughter of Joseph and Sarah Filkins. When she was quite a little girl her parents moved to Penn Yan and settled on the shore of Keuka Lake. The trip was made, as was the custom in those days, in wagons. Her father's health failed and the family moved to Sodus. After her marriage to J. Mathson Stever, she lived in Fairville for several years, after which they moved to the Van Valkenburg farm on the Lyons road. She moved to the residence where she died in East Newark in 1865. While living in Fairville her son, Jacob Stever, and daughter, Mrs. Sarah Stever Fitch, were born. Besides these two children she is survived by three grandchildren, Miss Sada Stever, Mrs. Edith Howe and Mrs. Geo. H. Price, Jr., and three great-grandchildren, Frank Stever Warren of Pittsburg, Pa., Seward Fitch Price and Helen Viola Price.

Mrs. Stever had been a lifelong member of the Methodist church and in her younger days was very active in Grange work. She was a woman of remarkable indlustry and her memory remained strong even to the last. She possessed many admirable traits of character and had always been a hard worker, not only in her domestic duties but in social circles and church work.

The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon from the house, Rev. Dr. Copeland of the Methodist church, officiating. The remains were laid at rest in Willow avenue cemetery. The bearers were her nephews, Frank Whitbeck, Marshall Filkins, Herbert Lincoln and Fred Shaw of Newark, Adam Frey of East Palmyra, and Judson Padden of Phelps.

Not on County Historian's list on this site, but on findagrave website list:
Stever, Elizabeth Filkins, b. Mar. 28, 1816 d. Feb. 18, 1907

Caleb R. Robinson.

In the death of Caleb R. Robinson, which occurred Tuesday morning at eight o'clock, Newark loses another of its old and highly respected citizens. Mr. Robinson was 66 years and four months old. He had been ill since the fall of 1902 when he suffered a stroke of apoplexy.

Mr. Robinson was born at Fairville, the son of George E. Robinson, and had been a resident of this town all his life. In his early days he taught school for twenty years. In March, 1864 he married Miss Mary Sayles of this town who with a son, Charles E. Robinson, survives. He is also survived by two brothers, A. T. Robinson of Lyons, and Douglass Robinson of Syracuse.

Mr. Robinson had been a lifelong member of the Methodist Episcopal church where he served most faithfully through all his life. For many years he was superintendent of the Sunday School. He was a member of the K. O. T. M. and had held minor political offices of the village. Mr. Robinson had a great many friends and was a man who was absolutely trustworthy and honorable in all his dealings. For many years he was employed by the West Shore railroad as baggage master of the Newark station and had a host of friends, not only in the village, but in railroad circles also.

The Funeral was held from the late residence, No. 12 Prospect street, Thursday afternoon, Rev. Dr. Copeland officiating. Burial was made in Willow avenue cemetery.

Note: not present on County Historian's or findagrave lists.

Joseph S. Fountain.

Joseph S. Fountain, aged 77 years, died Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Hickey, in this village. He was born at Wells, N.Y., June 20th, seventy-seven years ago. He was married in 1872 at Bristol, N.Y. He was a member of the Christian Church and a lifelong Republican. Most of his life had been spent at Bristol. He moved to Canandaigua when he was 40 years of age and then to Minnesota for a few years. He came to Newark twelve years ago. The surviving relatives are two sons, George and Ezra Fountain, of South Dakota, and three daughters, Mrs. Mary Fires, of South Dakota, Mrs. Elizabeth Hickey, of Newark, and Mrs. Ella S. Johnson, of St. Paul. Minn.

The funeral will be held this afternoon, Rev. G. W. Wilson officiating. Interment will be made in the Willow Avenue Cemetery.

Note: not present on County Historian's or findagrave lists.

Mrs. Phoebe Vosburgh.

Mrs. Phoebe Vosburgh, was found dead in bed between 6 and 7 o'clock Thursday morning by her sister, Mrs. Mary Ryder, with whom she lived on the Ryder farm, four miles north of the village. Mrs. Vosburgh had been in aparently (sic) good health. Wednesday she went driving and visited at the home of Edwin Lee, north of the village. She returned just before dark, had supper as usual and retired at her customary hour. In the morning she did not arise at the usual hour and when Mrs. Ryder went to call Mrs. Vosburgh she was found dead.

She was born in Dutchess county, this state, 65 years ago last July. She moved with her parents to Wayne county over forty years ago. She was a daughter of Henry and Sarah Ryder. After living in Sodus for a year the family moved to the Ryder farm in Arcadia. Deceased married Abram Vosburgh, a brother of the late Peter Vosburgh, who resided seven miles north of Newark. After their marriage the young couple lived on the Leggett farm for years. They went to Michigan about twenty years ago and deceased returned to Arcadia three years ago last fall to live with Mr. and Mrs. Ryder, where the death occurred. Mrs. Vosburgh was a woman of many estimable qualities, a member of the Fairville Presbyterian Church and had many friends to sympathize with the mourning family. She is survived by an adopted daughter, Mrs. Nellie Willoughby, of Texico, N.M., a brother, James H. Ryder, a sister, Mrs. Mary Ryder, four nephews and five nieces.

The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2:30 at the house and burial will be made in Willow Avenue Cemetery. Rev. C. W. Reynolds, of Fairville, will officiate at the funeral.

Note: not present on County Historian's or findagrave lists.

Mrs. Helen S. Paul.

Mrs. Helen S. Paul, aged 52 years, died at her late residence on West Miller street Thursday morning at 3 o'clock. Mrs. Paul had been seriously ill only two weeks, but had been in failing health for a year. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Bernhart, of Sodus, where her girlhood was spent. She married John A. Paul in August,1876, and had since lived in Newark. She was a consistent member of the Methodist Church and a lady of sterling Christian character. She was retired in manner and possessed a sympathetic and winning nature. During all her life she had been greatly interested in the various societies of her church.

She is survived by her husband, a son, Lucius H. Paul, a daughter, Mrs. Nellie A. Clark, a step-son, B./O.(?) Paul, and a step-daughter, Miss Emma Paul, the latter of Schuylerville, N.Y., and two sisters, Mrs. John Hoot, of Joy, and Mrs. John Espenmiller, of Sodus.

The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from the house, with burial in Willow Avenue Cemetery. Rev. Arthur Copeland, of the Methodist Church, will officiate.

Newark Main Street Cemetery
Paul, John A. Paul 1843-1919.
Paul, Helen S. wife 1855-1907

Wells H. Axtell.

Bert R. Axtell of this village received news Saturday of the death of his father, Wells H. Axtell, who resided at River Rouge, Wayne county, Mich. The news was not unexpected by Mr. Axtell as his father had been ill for several months. Deceased was born in Michigan in 1839 and lived there until he enlisted at Ontonagan, in Company F., 7th Regiment Michigan Volunteers and was immediately sent to the front. Ill health resulted in his honorable discharge in 1863. He then came to Steuben county, this state, and married Miss Mary C. Hill. After residing there for three yeaers they moved to Newark in 1866.

Mr. Axtell had been a staunch Democrat all his life and served quite prominently in local Democratic circles. He was a trustee of the village for two years and was a member of the school board for several years. On leaving Newark, Mr. Axtell went to Michigan and took charge of a large stock farm.

Deceased is survived by his widow, and a son, Bert R., and four sisters, Mrs. Phoebe L. Kipp, Mrs. Fannie M. Ferguson, Mrs. Thankful P. Knapp and Mrs. Mary E. Thorne.

Mrs. Axtell and Mrs. Thorne accompanied the remains to Newark.

John Phillips, late of Rose, died at Despatch Sunday, aged ____ (?) years.

Bill Dean's Rose Cemetery Database
Phillips, John H., wife Elizabeth J., 1833 - 1907

From The Newark Union-Gazette, Saturday, March 30, 1918

Arthur Norley.

The remains of Arthur Norley, who died at Allentown, Pa., on Wednesday Mar 20, were brought to Newark for burial which took place on Monday afternoon from the home of his uncle, William Alting, Rev. A. Hyde of Lyons officiating. Burial was made in Willow Avenue Cemetery. Deceased was nineteen years of age.

Besides his mother, Mrs. Thomas Kelley of Geneva, he leaves two brothers, Edward of San Antonio, Texas, now in the United States Military Service, and Andrew of Detroit, Mich. and his grandmother, Mrs. Mary Alting of Newark with whom he always made his home. He is also survived by his aunts, Mrs. C. L. ___ (illegible) of Newark, Mrs. Clyde Price of Lyons, and Mr. (sic) Charles Denvers(?) of Detroit, Mich., and two uncles William Alting of Newark and Charles Alting of Geneva.

Newark Main Street Cemetery
Norley, Arthur 1896-1916 (is this the same Arthur Norley?)
Norley, Billie 1885-1919

[In the 1910 census of Arcadia, Arthur "K." Norley, age 12, and his brother Andrew C. Norley, age 13 resided with their grandmother Mary Alting at 21 Grace Avenue, Newark. In the 1900 census of Arcadia, Edward Norley, age 6, Andrew C. Norley, age 3, and Arthur W. Norley, age 1 b. June 1898, resided with their widowed mother Elizabeth Norley on Bartle Avenue. Next door were grandparents Andrew and Mary Alting.]

East Palmyra, March 28.

Mrs. Elizabeth Moore Carmen, who was recently buried in the East Palmyra cemetery, was a daughter of Dr. Moore who resided in the farm house now owned by Mrs. Minnie Beal. [NOTE: not present on East Palmyra cemetery listings]

Rev. Mr. Marring and family have gone to Grand Rapids, Mich. on account of the death of Mr. Marring's father.

Wayne County Vital Records

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