"Ap" to Az" Obituaries
From Victor Herald May 1925
Seized with an illness as she lay sleeping on a couch in the living room of her home on the Victor-Holcomb road, Mrs. Elizabeth Appleton, 42
years old, died of suffocation some time Thursday afternoon, when she
fell to the floor, burying her head in the couch covers. The body was
discovered by her husband, Hiram Appleton, when he returned from his
work in the Locke insulator factory in this village. Dr. H. W. Reilly of
East Bloomfield was called, but Mrs. Appleton had been dead several
hours when he arrived. The husband and a son, Paul, survive.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 17 January 1935
George Appleton died Wednesday afternoon at the Highland Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Appleton; one son, Raymond; two
daughters, Miss Edith Appleton of Ionia, N. Y. and Mrs. H. J. Sheehan
of Cuba, N. Y.; one brother, Jay Appleton; seven grandchildren; and one
great-grandchild. The body was removed to the family home, Ionia, N. Y.
from where the funeral will be held Saturday morning at 8:15 o'clock
and at 9 o'clock at St. Bridget's Church, East Bloomfield. Interment at
From Ontario County Journal 28 June 1901
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary A. Appleton, wife of
Richard W. Appleton, of this place, died at the Rochester City hospital
on Saturday, aged 58 years. Mrs. Appleton has not been well since the
death of her daughter, Agnes, in January; and her condition became such
that a few weeks ago that she was removed to Rochester, where it was
hoped she would improve under special treatment. Mrs. Appleton was a
native of England, coming here when a child. On August 20, 1864, she
was married to Richard W. Appleton, who, with one son, Frank, survives
her. Mrs. Appleton was a member of the Episcopal church of this place.
The remains were brought to the home on Saturday evening, and the
funeral was held from there on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The
services were conducted by Rev. W. D. Robinson.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 5 October 1938
Entered into rest, Tuesday morning, Oct. 4, 1938, at her home at Ionia, N. Y., Mrs. Mary E. Appleton, widow
of the late George C. Appleton. She is survived by one son, Raymond
Appleton of Ionia; two daughters, Mrs. William Sheehan and Mrs. B. J.
Sheehan of Cuba, N. Y.; one brother, Daniel Driscoll of Honeoye, N. Y.;
seven grandchildren and one great-grandson. Funeral Friday morning at
8:30 o'clock from the home and at 9 o'clock at St. Bridget's Church,
East Bloomfield. Interment in St. Bridget's Cemetery, East Bloomfield.
From Ontario County Journal 6 April 1883
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Richard Appleton died on Friday of
last week, aged 82 years
and 3 months. The funeral took place from the family residence
at East Bloomfield Station on Monday last, at 10 a.m., Rev. Wm.
From Ontario County Journal 17 September 1915
The death of Richard Appleton occurred at his home here on
Sunday morning, after six months illness. The deceased was born near
Norwich, County of Norfolk, England, July 18, 1840, and came to the
country when 14 years of age. He learned the shoemakers trade at
Honeoye, and when the Civil war broke out, enlisted for three years in
Co. D, 33d Regiment, New York Volunteers but was wounded at Antietam
and discharged, Aug. 20, 1864, Mr. Appleton was united in marriage with
Miss Mary A. Appleton of East Bloomfield. They lived for at Bristol,
where he worked at his trade, but soon returned to Holcomb, where Mr.
Appleton carried on a successful shoe and grocery business. He was a
staunch Democrat and was postmaster during the first Cleveland
administration. In 1894 Mr. Appleton sold his store to Edward E.
Rigney. The death of Mrs. Appleton and also that of a daughter occurred
in 1901. The deceased is survived by one son, Frank Appleton, of this
town. The funeral was held from the family home on Tuesday afternoon,
being conducted by Rev. H. L. Gaylord, pastor of St. John's church at
Canandaigua, and interment was made in the village cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 26 October 1925
East Bloomfield, Oct. 25--Richard W. Appleton, 79 years old,
died this afternoon six hours after he suffered a shock. Mr. Appleton
apparently was in perfect health until he was stricken while at work
about his home, three miles east of this village. Born in Norfolk
county, England, Mr. Appleton came to this country with his parents
when 5 years old. They resided first in Bristol. Fifty-four years ago
he married Mary Woolston. For the last thirty years theu had resided on
the farm where he died. He leaves his wife; a daughter Alice Appleton
of East Bloomfield; three sons, Fred of Batavia and Howard and Wallace
of East Bloomfield. Funeral services will take place from the home at 2
o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. W. L. Bailey of the
Congregational Church officiating. Burial will be made in East
From Geneva Daily Times 6 August 1929
Dominick Aqualano, aged 60 years, died at his home, Humbert street,
yesterday morning. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Philomena
Roberto and Mrs. Rose Pedullo; and three sons, Nicholas, Sullivan and
Antonio, all of this city. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at
8:30 o'clock from his home, and 9 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales
church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 September 1904
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Austin Archer occurred
Friday night at her
home near Orleans. Mrs. Archer was 43 years of age and is survived by
From Geneva Daily Times 20
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - While driving to Clifton Springs this
morning about 10 o'clock, Charles W. Archer of Hopewell, about
fifty-five years of age, was struck and instantly killed by a train at
the Lehigh crossing on Silver street. He was alone at the time and no
details of the accident have been obtained. The horse came on to
Clifton Springs, but the wagon was demolished. Mr. Archer was evidently
thrown in the air. His body is not mutilated. The body was brought
into town and Coroner Weyburn, of Geneva, was notified. He came and
examined the body and gave a permit for its removal to its home in
Hopewell. Archer leaves a wife and one daughter, Ethel May, who was
to be married next Wednesday to Albert Ottley of Orleans. The funeral
will be Friday afternoon at the house in Hopewell.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 January 1910
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The funeral services of the late Dennis
will be held this afternoon at his late residence on
West Main street. Mr. Archer, whose death occurred Tuesday evening, was
one of the pioneer settlers of this vicinity. Mr. Archer was born in
the Town of Hopewell, about eight miles north of Clifton Springs. He
was 78 years old and had been a resident of this vicinity all his life.
Twenty years ago, when he retired from active life as a farmer, he
moved to his residence in which he died. Mr. Archer had been an invalid
for the past few years. He is survived by his wife of this village; one
daughter, Mrs. Lott Wader, of Scranton, Pa., and one brother, Gardner
Archer of this village.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 25 February 1890
Mrs. Elizabeth Archer, wife
of Ephriam Archer, died Friday at Clifton Springs. She was the daughter
of Judge John Price, of Hopewell, in which town she was born and had
resided all her life.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 June 1918
Hopewell Center, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Emily Archer was
held from her late home on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. R. D. Sumner
Wilson, pastor of the Universalist church of Clifton Springs
officiated, with interment in Chapman Cemetery.
The death of Mrs. Archer occurred on Saturday at her home on the
Orleans road after a long illness. The deceased was 87 years old and
was the widow of the late Jonas Archer. One daughter survives, Miss
Adda Archer, who resides at home.
From Ontario County Journal 25 December 1891
Ephraim Archer, one of the oldest residents of Clifton Springs,
father of Mrs. B. K. Turner of this village, and Dr. W. W. Archer of
Clifton Springs, died last Monday evening.
From Ontario County Chronicle 24 September 1902
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. G. L. Archer died at her home in
Hopewell on Sunday evening, aged 61 years. she had been in poor health
about two years and last Wednesday was suddenly taken worse, from which
time she had been in a very critical condition. She is survived by her
husband and two sons, William of Hopewell, and Herbert W. of New York
City, her mother, Mrs. Walter Marks, and brother, Frank Marks, both of
Hopewell. The funeral will be held at the house Wednesday afternoon at
2 o'clock. Interment at Sand Hill cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 December 1914
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The funeral of Henry W. Archer was
held yesterday afternoon from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Karl L.
Jones, in the town of Hopewell, south of this village. His death
occurred in the home of his daughter on Saturday. Mr. Archer was born
in the town of Hopewell and was 80 years old; his entire life had been
spent in this vicinity and a portion of it in this village. Besides his
daughter, he leaves one son, J. D. Archer of Hopewell. The burial was
made in the Archer plot in the Chapman Cemetery in Hopewell.
From Geneva Daily Times
27 July 1895
Stephen Douglas Archer, who was terribly injured in a runaway
accident near Clifton Springs, died at his home in Hopewell last night,
without regaining consciousness from his terrible fall. He was aged 30
years. His funeral is to be held Saturday at 2 p.m. Archer was a mail
clerk on the Central Hudson and was well-known here.
From Ontario County Chronicle 1 October 1902
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The funeral of Dr. Watson W. Archer was
afternoon at 4 o'clock.
The body will lie in state at the church until tomorrow morning when it
will be taken to Gorham for burial. Dr. Archer died very suddenly last
Friday afternoon after his return from the Republican state convention
at Saratoga, where he was an alternate delegate. The cause of death was
thought to be heart failure. Dr. Archer was born in the town of Gorham
on the 24th of May, 1846. After receiving preliminary education, he
entered Geneva Medical College, now a part of Syracuse University, in
1867. He was regularly graduated from this institution and began the
practice of medicine in the village of Phelps. After spending two years
in that place he removed to this village where he lived the greater
part of his remaining years. He was located in Rochester several years
and was one of the city health officers during that time. He was a
surgeon of the United States pension board for some time and has served
a number of terms as Coroner. He is survived by a wife and one sister,
Mrs. Turner of Canandaigua. Dr. Archer was a highly respected citizen
of this place and will be greatly missed.
From Shortsville Enterprise 7 July 1911
The residents of the Parlor Village were painfully shocked on
Sunday to learn of the untimely death of Walter J. Archibald, which
street at 8:25 o'clock that morning.
Although he had been ill for two weeks, it was not generally known, and
his demise was, indeed, sad news to his extensive circle of friends and
acquaintances. For several years he had been suffering from diabetes,
but about two weeks previous to his death he was affected with a
carbuncle on the back of his neck. This grew larger until his condition
became critical. Counsel was summoned from Rochester and everything
possible was done to alleviate his sufferings, but without avail.
During his last two days he became unconscious and never regained his
senses. Mr. Archibald was born in Rush, this State, about 38 years ago.
A large part of his life had been spent as a farmer. Several years ago
he located here and worked for four years for the Lehigh Valley
Railroad Company. He again located in the Parlor Village about two
years ago and purchased the grocery store conducted by Thomas Brophy,
forming the partnership known as Archibald & Bell. This store was
visited by fire several months ago and the business was then
He leaves his wife, one daughter, Alice; his father, George Archibald
of Rush; four brothers, William, Robert, George and Oliver Archibald,
all of Rush; also four sisters, Mrs. William Webb of Caledonia; Mrs.
Stabel of Depew; Mrs. Goode and Miss Sadie Archibald, both of Rush. The
funeral services were held from the home at 9:30 o'clock and from St.
Dominic's church at 10 o'clock on Tuesday morning. The interment was in
the Catholic cemetery near Clifton Springs.
From Ontario County Journal 18 January 1901
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - The death of an old and highly respected citizen occurred on Tuesday when Mrs. Henry Ardell departed
life. Mrs. Ardell had been in poor health for a long time, and had
been kindly cared for by her daughter, Mrs. Etta Link. The deceased was
over 80 years of age, and is survived by her husband, one son, Alonzo
Ardell; and one daughter, Mrs. Etta Link. The funeral was largely
attended at her late home on Thursday.
From Ontario County Journal 10 February 1911
On Saturday forenoon, Anthony Arillota, a Sicilian, aged
29 years, met with a horrible death at the Lisk factory, when a package
of tin weighing over 3,000 pounds fell upon his head from a pile
beneath which he was working. The head was crushed into a shapeless
mass. He was hurried to Memorial hospital and died about the time he
reached there. Arillotta's entire family were killed in the Messina
earthquake two years ago. His funeral services on Monday morning were
largely attended by his fellow countrymen.
From Geneva Gazette 22 January 1864
SHOCKING ACCIDENT - The Ontario Repository states that on Saturday
afternoon last, Mr. Joseph Armatage, of West Bloomfield, an
Irishman somewhat advanced in years, met with an accident by which he
lost his life. He was assisting at the saw-mill of Mr. John M.
Jerome at North Bloomfield, when in handling a board, he accidentally
fell on the saw. His right leg was cut off by the saw and his
body otherwise cut, so that he died almost instantly.
From Geneva Daily Times 9 March 1909
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - On Sunday afternoon at the family home on
Hibbard avenue, after an illness of several months, occurred the death
of an old and respected residence of this village, when the widow
of the late Dr. G. P. Armington died, aged 75 years. The deceased
had been a resident of this village and vicinity a greater portion of
her life time, having moved to this village from Seneca Castle about
fifteen years ago, and until a comparatively short time ago, she had
led an active life, and had a large circle of friends and acquaintances
to whom her death is a great shock, although they knew that she had
been failing for several weeks. The deceased is survived by two
daughters, Mrs. C. A. Benham, of Newark, and Miss Minnie Armington, of
this village; two sons, Rev. M. E. Armington of Deloit, Kansas, and
Rev. W. F. Armington, of Toledo, Ohio, and one stepson, Alfred
Armington of Castleton. The funeral services will be held from her late
home tomorrow at 3 o'clock and interment will be made in Chapman
cemetery, south of this village, where the family has a burial plot.
From Ontario County Times 3 May 1882
North Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Bridget Armitage died last Friday.
The funeral was held in the Catholic church of Lima last Sunday, and
she was buried in the Catholic cemetery there. She was over eighty
years of age, as near as her relatives could tell, She had resided here
From Ontario County Journal 9 May 1884
Miller's Corners, N. Y. - Died, at his residence near Miller's
Corners, of heart disease, Rev. J. B. Armitage, aged 63 years.
His funeral was attended
at the M. E. church, of which he was a member. Rev. Mr. Armstrong, of
East Bloomfield, preached the funeral sermon. His loss will be deeply
felt by his family and friends. He leaves a widow and ten
children to mourn his loss.
From Ontario County Journal 13 March 1903
Ionia, N. Y. - On Tuesday afternoon at a later hour, the burial of Mrs. Mary Armitage took
place in the cemetery here. Mrs. Armitage passed much of her life in
this place, but after the death of her husband removed with her
children to Waterloo and later to Seneca Falls, where she died on
Sunday. She leaves six daughters and three sons, besides several
From Geneva Gazette 7 May 1834
Died, suddenly, at the residence of her husband, in the town of
Elizabeth, wife of Mr. James Armstrong, aged 62. She
amiable woman, a professor of religion, an excellent wife, mother,
and neighbor. As such, her death has spread mourning through an
circle of relatives and friends, who admired and loved her for many
From Geneva Courier 29 February 1860
A woman named Ellen Armstrong, aged 60 years, was found
dead on the floor of her house in Canandaigua on the 19th inst. A jug
of liquor which was found near her gave some clue to the cause of death.
From Geneva Advertiser 21 April 1903
Hiram Armstrong died very suddenly at the International Hotel last
Thursday afternoon at one o'clock, while sitting at the dinner table.
He had given his order for the meal, and then his head was
seen to droop forward, he began to slide out of the chair, when he was
caught and the few boarders assembled saw that he was dead.
Coroner Weyburn was summoned and pronounced it valvular disease
of the heart. His age was 69 years. He had been employed for six
years at the hotel as clerk and assistant, worked there for his
living. Before going there, he was bookkeeper at J. W. Smith &
Co. His early home was at Oaks Corners where he has a brother living.
He was married, but he and his wife had separated. While at J. W. Smith
& Co. he had plenty of money, but his looks were to the contrary.
From Ontario Messenger 31 March 1852
Death of a Revolutionary Soldier - James Armstrong, the father of
William and Geo. Armstrong, died at his residence in this town on the
25th, at the advanced age of 90 years. Mr. A. served some time in the
war of the Revolution. He was among the first settlers
of this town, having emigrated to this locality prior to the year 1800.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 September 1906
James Armstrong, aged 68 years, died yesterday at his home
about four miles south of this city on the Lake road. Besides his
widow, he is survived by one sister, Miss Sara A. Armstrong of 45 Lewis
street of this city. The funeral will be held Sunday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home, Rev. Wm. K. Towner, pastor
of the First Baptist church, will officiate and burial will be in
From Geneva Daily Times 29 November 1920
John B. Armstrong, age 84 years, living north of Oaks Corners, died
yesterday afternoon. He is survived by one son, Willis Armstrong of
Oaks Corners; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Brightman of Peterboro, Ont.,
and Miss Alice Armstrong of Oaks Corners; two grandchildren, Mrs. E. T.
Carr and John Brightman, of Peterboro; one brother, Seth Armstrong of
Oaks Corners. The funeral will be held from his late home at 2:30
o'clock, Monday afternoon, Rev. Bradley Sayre, of Oaks Corners,
officiating. Interment will be made in the Phelps Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 December 1937
Gorham, N. Y. - Mrs. George Armstrong, aged 86 years, died Tuesday
morning in Canandaigua at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Homer Bodley.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Bodley and Mrs. Herman McNella,
both in Canandaigua; one granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren;
also three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Chapin of Canandaigua, Mrs. Richard H.
Deighton of Plattsburg and Mrs. Ellen Hopkins of Avoca. The funeral
will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the home of Mrs.
Bodley with burial in Sand Hill cemetery. Rev. W. D. Melcher,
pastor of the Methodist church at Canandaigua, will officiate.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 November 1913
John B. Armstrong, aged 84 years, living north of Oaks Corners,
died yesterday afternoon. He is survived by one son, Willis Armstrong
of Oaks Corners; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Brightman of Peterboro,
Ont., and Miss Alice Armstrong of Oaks Corners; two grandchildren, Mrs.
E. T. Carr and John Brightman of Peterboro, Ont.; one brother, Seth
Armstrong of Oaks Corners. The funeral will be held from his late home
at 2:30 o'clock, Monday afternoon, Rev. Bradley Sayre, of Oaks Corners,
officiating. Interment will be made in the Phelps cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 March 1907
Mrs. Mary Armstrong, aged 80 years, died last night at 9:30
o'clock at her home on Middle street. The funeral will take place
tomorrow morning at 9:30 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales Church.
Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 April 1899
Mrs. Nancy Armstrong, widow of James Armstrong, died at her home
on Lewis street yesterday, at the advanced age of 96 years. The
deceased moved to this city from Geneseo about 30 years ago. Residing
with her at the time of her death was her daughter, Miss Sarah A.
Armstrong. The deceased also leaves another daughter who resides in the
western part of the state; and one son, James Armstrong. The funeral
will take place at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from her last
residence. Interment will be in Washington Street Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 July 1924
Seth L. Armstrong, aged 83 years, died at his home in Oaks Corners
this morning at 1:30 o'clock after an illness of two years. He leaves
his widow and four daughters: Mrs. Hyatt C. Hatch of Atlanta, N. Y.,
Mrs. O. P. Blakesley of Elmira, Mrs. Raymond C. Ross of Buffalo and
Miss Leonora B. Armstrong of Proctor, Vt; also one grandchild, B. W.
Hatch of Atlanta. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 3
o'clock from his home in Oaks Corners, Rev. J. B. Felt of Clifton
Springs and Rev. Ward D. Flaxington of the Oaks Corners Presbyterian
church in charge. Interment will be made in the Armstrong Cemetery at
From Geneva Gazette 14 November 1856
DIED - In Seneca, on the 27th ult., of apoplexy, Mr.
William Armstrong. Thus
has passed away another of the pioneer settlers, who, suffering many
privations, cleared the forests of Western New York, and made this
wilderness to "blossom as the rose." We have been proud to recognize
Mr. Armstrong as a friend and patron from the first issue of the
Gazette, to the day of his death; have known him as an upright,
honorable man, against whom not a breath of hatred or malice could ever
justly be directed. The attachments between him and his immediate
relatives were of the strongest tie, and at the family hearthstone he
found his greatest delight and enjoyment. His decease, following close
upon that of his respected and beloved brother, George Armstrong, has
made the bereavements of the family peculiarly sad and inconsolable.
They are commended to the guardianship of our Heavenly Father, who doth
not, except for wise purposes, "grieve the children of men."
From Ontario County Journal 14 June 1889
Miller's Corners, N. Y. - Rev. Wm. Armstrong, pastor of the
Methodist church at Miller's Corners, died last Sunday morning, after
an illness of but a week, aged 61 years. On the previous Sunday, he was
taken sick while in the midst of his sermon, and dismissing the
congregation, he retired to his home, and succumbed to the malady,
which ended his earthly career. His disease was heart trouble, from
he had suffered at intervals for twenty years. He was greatly beloved
by the entire community for his uniform kindness and for his zeal in
building up the church, and in doing good everywhere. He was an ardent
lover of children and also of flowers which he cultivated extensively.
His funeral was held at the church on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. L. T.
Foote of Rochester, conducting the services. Addresses were given by
Rev. P. McKinstry of Hopewell Center; Rev. G. W. Coe of Mendon; and
Rev. L. T. Foote. Rev. Wm. Bradley of East Bloomfield also took part in
the services. The pulpit and altar were draped, and the floral
offerings were many and beautiful. Among them was an exquisite pillow
bearing the words "Our Pastor: in purple immortelles, from the Young
People's Society, of which Mr. Armstrong was president.
A "Gates Ajar" was contributed by friends in East Bloomfield where the
deceased was formerly pastor. The drapings and floral decorations at
church were arranged under the superintendence of Mrs. C. S. Miller.
singing was by the united choirs of East Bloomfield and Miller's
Corners. The attendance was very large, the house being packed, and
unable to get seats. One of the ministers truthfully remarked that
person present was a mourner. The burial took place at Canton, Pa., on
From Geneva Daily Times 22 March 1915
Canandaigua, N. Y. - When hurrying to the station in this city
last night to take the 8 o'clock train for her home in Clifton Springs,
Mrs. William Armstrong dropped unconscious on the sidewalk near
the Central railroad bridge and died before she reached the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Nathan Pierce, where she had been visiting. Mrs.
Armstrong came here Friday for a visit with her daughter, who lives in
West avenue. She weighs over 200 pounds and has been subject to heart
trouble. Her husband was with her when she collapsed, and Dr. Ira F.
Hawley, who lives nearby was called. The woman was placed in a
carriage, but when she was taken out at the Pierce home, it was found
that she was dead.
From Ontario County Journal 22 April 1887
Honeoye, N. Y. - Departed this life on the 9th inst., at the
age of 78 years, Abigail M. Arnold, wife of Caleb Arnold. She
had been in feeble health a number of months, though until the day of
her death she sat in her easy chair, and did some light work or read or
conversed. One hour before she ceased to breath,
she walked about the house. The poor heart that had beat through so
painful hours in the past at last suddenly ceased to beat, having done
its life work, and her blessed spirit had flown. She was born in the
of Vermont, from whence, at the age of 13 years, she came to this state
and this locality where she lived until her death. She inherited the
ever green vigor and cheerfulness of her native spruces and pines,
and we often playfully alluded to her Vermont courage. She had a
decided nature, a ready, well-informed sociability, and a gracious
that won her many friends among young and old. That talismanic word,
Mother, is vital to all that is precious and best in life, and when its
possessor goes out from the home circle, a void is left never to be
filled this side of the grave. But her memory will go with us
as a protecting angel, and her children rise up and call her blessed.
The funeral was held at the residence on Tuesday.
From Ontario County Journal 28 April 1899
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The funeral of the late Mrs. Alice
Arnold of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of this village, occurred
Monday at the First Methodist church. Mrs. Arnold was born in Rushville
in 1828, was married there to Horace Arnold; soon they moved to Orleans
and 30 years ago came to reside in this village. Here she remained
until eight years ago, making a home for and taking care of the two
motherless children of her only daughter. She was a member of the First
Methodist church of this village for 30 years and leaves a large circle
of friends who held her in the highest esteem.
From Ontario County Times 31 December 1890
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Angeline Arnold died suddenly at her
home in the southern part of the village on Saturday morning of heart
failure. Mrs. Arnold was the mother of Messrs. Charles W., Wm. F. James
and Miss Emma Arnold, all of this village.
From Ontario Repository and Messenger 26 April 1876
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Betsey, wife of Daniel Arnold, one
was buried on Saturday the 22d.
Mrs. Arnold will long be remembered in this section, for her acts of
charity; no one ever went from her door hungry or poorly clad. The
world would be much better if we had more such noble-hearted people.
From Ontario County Journal 12 October 1894
Honeoye, N. Y. - Died, on Saturday morning, October 6, at 5
o'clock, after an illness of about two weeks, Caleb Arnold, aged
o'clock, the funeral services were held from
his late home, Rev. Mr. Day, officiating clergyman. Mr. Arnold was a
lifelong resident of this place, and was universally respected and
esteemed. He was possessed of a wonderful memory, and his stories of
pioneer times and the early days of Richmond were unusually
entertaining, while being strictly true. His son, Rollin H. Arnold of
Rochester, the granddaughter, Miss Florence, and a grandson, Albert A.
Lawrence of Cuba, were present.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 December 1906
Naples, N. Y. - Charles Arnold, a resident of Naples for a
score or more years past, died yesterday morning. He came
to this place from Hopewell as an expert butcher to assist in the
market of E. E. Stetson, and had followed that occupation since, having
resided here, except one year in East Bloomfield, where he carried on a
meat market two years ago. He married Miss Fannie Manning, of this
village, who survives him, also an adopted nephew of Mrs. Arnold.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 October 1908
The funeral of Charles J. Arnold will take place tomorrow
afternoon at 4:30 o'clock from the family residence, No. 78 Hamilton
street. Friday morning the remains will be taken on the 8:57
Pennsylvania Division of the New York Central R. R. to Albany for
interment. The bearers will be Messrs. Ernest S. Bowen, Walter C. Ware,
Charles S. Burrall, Frank W. Whitwell, Edward Seybold, and C. Willard
From Ontario County Journal 21 February 1919
The death of Charles W. Arnold, aged 70 years, occurred at Canandaigua hospital on Saturday. Interment was at Naples.
From Ontario County Journal 13 May 1910
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - On Friday last, at her home in this
town, occurred the death of Mrs. Conrad H. Arnold, aged 71
years. Mrs. Arnold had for many years been a resident of this town and
her sunny disposition and many admirable traits of character had won
for her a host of friends who mourn her death. The funeral was held
from the family home on Tuesday at 2 p.m., Rev. W. D. Robinson
officiating. Mrs. Arnold leaves, besides her husband, three daughters,
Mrs. Horace Peck and Mrs. Harry Taft of West Bloomfield; and Mrs.
William Buell of this place; and one son, Henry, who resides at home.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 15 November 1905
Rushville, N. Y. - On Friday last, at his home three miles north
of this village, occurred the death of Cuyler Arnold, aged
fifty-four years. For a number of months he had been suffering from
Bright's disease which caused his death. He was living on the old
homestead where he had spent his entire life. The funeral services were
held Sunday at 2 p.m. at his late home, Rev. A. W. Rice, pastor of the
M. E. church, officiating. Burial was made in the Rushville cemetery.
He is survived by a wife and three sons, Fred, Albert and Alexander;
also by one brother whose home is in Syracuse.
From Geneva Gazette
16 January 1891
Daniel Arnold of the town of Farmington died Tuesday morning at
the age of 90 years and 2 days. He was born in that town and had
always resided there.
From Ontario County Journal 9 June 1893
Naples, N. Y. - The death of Elijah Arnold, of
Garlinghouse in this town, occurred Thursday, June 1, aged 73 years. He
was a son of old Captain Arnold, a pioneer, and a prominent man in that
part of the town. He had seen that district grow from a dense
wilderness to a rich farming country and well settled.
From Victor Herald 11 May 1895
Mrs. Eliza Arnold, wife of John Arnold, living in the Orcutt
house, on West Main street, died yesterday (Friday) morning, aged 70
years. The funeral will be held at the house tomorrow (Sunday) at 3 p.m.
From Ontario County Journal 17 May 1895
Victor, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. John Arnold, who died
last Friday morning, was held at her late home Sunday afternoon, Rev.
I. B. Hudnutt conducting the services. The interment was on Boughton
Hill. Mrs. Arnold was 70 years of age and had been married nearly 50
From Geneva Daily Times 9 November 1905
Miss Eliza S. Arnold, sixty-three years of age, died late
yesterday afternoon at her home, No. 56 High street. The deceased had
been in ill health for several months. She was born in Camden, Ohio,
and came to this section as a child
of seven years. Until thirty years ago, she resided seven miles west
of the city and since that time has resided in Geneva. She was a member
of the First Presbyterian church and also of the Geneva Political
Equality club. She is survived by four brothers, Charles Arnold, of
Denver, Colorado; Ebenezer Arnold, of St. Louis, Michigan; George
Arnold of Oberlin, Ohio; and Louis Arnold of Camden, Ohio; also by one
sister, Mrs. Mary Breckenbridge, of Clifton, Ohio. The funeral will
take place at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning from the house, Rev. W. W.
of the First Presbyterian church officiating, assisted by rev. A.
B. Temple of the Seneca Presbyterian church. Burial will be in the
Number Nine cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 September 1910
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Unexpectedly confronted in his home by
a woman to whom he was married 27 years ago, and with the prospect of
being arrested for bigamy, Frank C. Arnold, aged 61 years, for
the past year an employee on the Dr. Ira Hawley farm, East Lake road,
yesterday morning committed suicide by hanging himself by a hitching
rope from a rafter in the basement of the barn. If stories told about
the man are true, he had had a varied matrimonial experience, having
five wives living and a few who are now dead. Mrs. Stella Austin, 16
Grove street, Rochester, is the woman responsible for the revelations
concerning Arnold and also for his suicide. The woman called at his
home Thursday evening, and before the present Mrs. Arnold told a story
which, it is believed, caused considerable trouble in the home.
The opening chapter in the story leading to the tragedy commenced, it
is believed, by the attempts of Mrs. Austin to secure a government
pension. Years ago Mrs. Austin became the common law wife of a sailor,
who died shortly afterward. Mrs. Austin received a comfortable pension
from the government until it was learned that she was again married.
The pension was then stopped. The woman then endeavored to again secure
the pension. From a story told by her yesterday, it appears that
shortly after the death of Austin she married Arnold and later
discovered that he had two wives living. One of these was a Carrie
Cobb, who died in Rochester some time ago, and the other a Mrs.
Sparling, who resided in Buffalo. Mrs. Austin lived with Arnold,
knowing that he had been twice married, for four years, when she left
him. It is then said that he traveled considerably. The present Mrs.
Arnold is a native of Florida, and is said to be a member of a
well-known family. It is alleged that Arnold represented himself as the
owner of large farms on Canandaigua Lake.
Through a letter from Mrs. Sparling, Mrs. Austin learned of Arnold's
whereabouts, and she came here Tuesday and met him on the street. She
requested him to sign a paper stating that his marriage with her was
invalid because of his previous marriages and he promised to meet her
at an attorney's office in Rochester Thursday morning. When he failed
to appear, Mrs. Austin came to Canandaigua and with Attorney Fred Cribb
went to his home on the lake shore and before his present wife unfolded
the tale of his misdoings. She then exacted from him a promise to meet
her this morning at a Canandaigua attorney's office. The Arnolds were
not at home when Mrs. Austin and her attorney went to the house
Thursday evening, so the two visitors waited until they returned. She
then demanded that he sign the paper and when he refused, she exacted
the promise to meet her at the attorney's office.
From Penn Yan Democrat 7 January 1944
Died at his home near Rushville, Wednesday, December 29, Frank G. Arnold, 90.
is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mabel Arnold; a daughter, Mrs. Gladys
Pulling of Shortsville, Frank and Arthur at home; and seven
grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the family home Sunday
afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Charles Emerson, officiating. Burial in
From Geneva Courier 30 May 1877
Fred Arnold, a
colored lad of 19 years of age, died on Saturday last of hemmorage
of the lungs. Deceased was a son of A. E. Arnold, and had been in ill
health for several months past. The funeral was attended from Trinity
church on Monday afternoon.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 November 1901
Mrs. Harriet Arnold died Friday night, at the family residence,
142 High street, aged 89 years. The cause of death was general
debility. The deceased was one of the city's pioneer residents.
She was a member of Trinity church. The deceased is
survived by one son, W. H. Arnold, of Cleveland, Ohio, and one
daughter, Mrs. C. E. Biss, of this city. The funeral took place
from the house at 2:30 o'clock and from Trinity church at 3
o'clock this afternoon. Rev. C. O. S. Kearton officiated.
Interment was in Glenwood cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 July 1907
The funeral of Mrs. Harriet Arnold, wife of William, was held
this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the family residence on the Wilkins
farm on Pre-emption street. Mrs. Arnold died Saturday morning. She was
41 years old and besides her husband, she is survived by eleven
five daughters and six sons. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. J.
K. DeWitt, pastor of the German Evangelistic church, officiated.
From Naples Record 29 May 1875
Garlinghouse - Jane, wife of Elijah Arnold, Jr.,
died May 16th. For about twenty-five years she has been a continual
sufferer with dropsy, and for a few years past life has at times seemed
to be despaired of and as the last moments were drawing nigh, she seemed
to be conscious that she must soon "Pass over the River," and she
called each member of the family to her bedside, giving each a parting
blessing; and asking each one to meet on the other shore. Kind friends
did all in their power to make her last moments as happy as possible,
and as she was sick only two days the stroke falls heavily upon the
bereaved husband and family. The services were held at the schoolhouse
the 18th; Rev. Wood gave us one of his best sermons for the occasion,
and her remains were taken to our cemetery for interment. Mr. Greise,
North Cohocton, furnished one of the best of caskets which did honor to
From Geneva Gazette 24 March 1876
Miss Joanna Arnold, daughter of A. E. Arnold, the colored porter at
Clifton Springs Sanitarium, died very suddenly of paralysis of the heart
at her residence on High street, on Monday night last. She had been
about town during the afternoon, and on returning manifested some degree
of fatigue, but the family were wholly unprepared for the fatal stroke
which followed at about 8 o'clock. Dr. Avery was promptly summoned and
reached her bedside before she passed away, but she was beyond human
aid, breathing her last within an hour from the time of the attack.
Deceased has been employed as cook on one of our lake steamers. Her age
was about 35 years.
From Geneva Courier 22 March 1876
Sudden death, on Monday evening, about half past eight o'clock, Johanna
Arnold, (colored) residing with her mother on High street, was
taken suddenly ill, and at 9 o'clock, the same evening breathed her
last. Dr. J. P. Avery was summoned and pronounced her ailment
paralysis of the heart. Up to the time of her attack Miss
Arnold was in the enjoyment of usual good health. Deceased was
aged about 35 years. Coroner Weyburn was summoned, but deemed a
formal inquest unnecessary.
From Ontario County Journal 29 September 1911
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - John Henry Arnold died at his home
near the town line between East and West Bloomfield on Saturday, at the
age of 76 years. He was well-known and highly respected. He came to
this country 59 years ago and had lived on the farm where he died for
44 years. Mr. Arnold is survived by one daughter, Miss Minnie Arnold,
and a son, John, who live at home; and one brother, H. C. Arnold, Sr.,
from whose home the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, being conducted
by Rev. W. D. Robinson.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 August 1909
Shortsville, N. Y. - Levi Arnold, a prominent resident of
Farmington, died at his home in that town at 9 o'clock Sunday evening
after a long and painful illness from cancer of the stomach. He was a
son of the late Levi and Sarah Arnold, and was born in Farmington 76
years ago. He had long been a faithful attendant at the Quaker church
in Farmington. He leaves one son, Allison Arnold of Farmington; and two
sisters, the Misses Jane and Mary Arnold of Farmington. Burial
South Farmington Cemetery aka Chapel Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 25 April 1902
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - Loveland Arnold died on April 16,
after two days' illness with congestion of lungs, aged 72 years. He was
the last to pass away of a family of ten children. His funeral was
largely attended from his late residence on Friday at 2 p.m. Rev. D. M.
Van Tuyl, of Rushville, officiated. Interment was in Rushville
cemetery. He leaves a wife and one son, Frank Arnold.
From Naples Record 30 August 1873
Died on Thursday morning, Aug. 21st, Mrs. Polly Arnold, wife
of Capt. Elijah Arnold age upwards of
81 years. Mrs. Arnold was an estimable lady, an old resident, and leaves
a large circle of children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren.
She had been a patient sufferer for a long time. Up to the time of press
the time of the funeral services were not known.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 22 February 1905
Honeoye, N. Y. - This community was greatly shocked on the
afternoon of Monday, Feb. 13, to learn that one of our most respected
citizens, Rollin H. Arnold, had been suddenly called to the
higher life. Born in the village of Honeoye and having spent the most
of the 71 years of his life among us, we had come to respect and honor
him as one who believed in the "Universal Brotherhood of Man." A great
reader and lover of books, at the same time an independent thinker,
very conscientious and honorable in his dealings, we had come to look
upon him as one who was living as near as it was possible to do, the
Christ life. His health was never of the best and for the past two
years he had been failing. Mr. Arnold leaves one daughter, Mrs.
Florence Forrester, of Chippewa Bay, and a sister, Mrs. Helen Lawrence
to mourn his loss. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at the home
of his sister and the burial was in Lake View cemetery. George Lawrence
and Albert Lawrence of Cuba were called here by the death of their
uncle, Mr. Arnold.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 August 1925
The funeral of William H. Arnold of this city, whose death
occurred yesterday morning at the home of his son, Roy Arnold of
Canandaigua, will be held on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the
home of his daughter, Mrs. Cora Price of 592 Exchange street. Burial
will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 4 April 1888
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Samantha Arnold, wife of Alexander Arnold,
died at their home in Gorham, April 2nd, aged 82 years. She is to be
buried on Wednesday of this week.
From Neapolitan Record 5 May 1881
Mr. Wm. Arnold died
at Ovid Insane Asylum on April 20. His remains were brought to Honeoye
on Sunday and the funeral was held from the Congregational Church on
From Geneva Gazette 6 March 1885
Mrs. Wm. S. Arnold died at her residence in the south part of this
town on the 18th of February ult., aged 53 years and one day. The
bereavement was a most sudden and crushing one to the surviving husband
and son. The deceased usually enjoyed robust health and was blessed as
well with a contented mind, all her surroundings being such as to make
life happy. But disease incident to the severe winter through which we
have just passed has proven no respecter of persons or conditions. The
strong and robust have fallen before its vital-piercing blasts alike
with the weak and delicate. A few days only Mrs. Arnold struggled
against an attack of pneumonia, and all was over. The deceased,
possessed a fair degree of poetic genius, and occasionally favored us
with her effusions.
From Penn Yan Democrat 13 March 1936
Funeral services for Mrs. Edgar Arris and her six children,
who perished in the disastrous fire which March 1st reduced to ruins
the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Housel of Rushville, were held in
abeyance pending further recovery of Arris and Housels. Arris was in
Memorial Hospital at Canandaigua suffering from burns about the face
and hands and a fractured right wrist. The Housels are also showing
improvement from shock and exposure at Penn Yan hospital. The funeral
will be held privately it has been announced. The remains of the six
children have been placed in a single casket, with the body of the
mother in another and both at present are in a vault in Rushville.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 April 1933
Phelps, N. Y. - Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth E. Ashdown, whose
death occurred Tuesday at her home in South Wayne street, was held this
afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Reed V. Curry in Banta
street. Mrs. Ashdown, 77, was the widow of the late Joseph Ashdown. She
had been ill for several months with heart trouble. Survivors are four
daughters, Mrs. John McCullock and Mrs. Oscar Hare of Detroit, Mich.;
Mrs. Clarence Spitzer of Clymer, N. Y.; and Mrs. Reed V. Curry of
Phelps; one son, Floyd Ashdown of Phelps; and and two brothers, James
Sabin of Phelps and Edwin Sabin of
Belleville, Mich. Services this afternoon were conducted by Rev. C. J.
Wood, minister of the Phelps Presbyterian church and interment was in
Rest Haven cemetery.
From Lima Recorder 11 February 1937
Walter Ashe, 92, former prominent West Bloomfield farmer, died
Friday at his home in Rochester, where he had resided for the past
seven years. He was born in West Bloomfield on the farm on the South
road, which his father settled over a century ago. Walter Ashe was a
citizen of the highest integrity, a trustee of St. Joseph's church for
over fifty years, and a lifelong Democrat. On Sept. 13, 1866, he was
married to Mary Mehaney and they celebrated their 70th nuptial
anniversary last September. Besides his wife, Mr. Ashe leaves three
sons and two daughters. Funeral services were held Monday at 9 a.m. in
Blessed Sacrament church, Rochester. Burial was made at St. Bridget's
cemetery, East Bloomfield.
From Geneva Gazette 5 July 1878
Mrs. Clifton Ashley of Honeoye committed suicide on the 23d ult.,
by deliberately thrusting and holding her head in a pool of water until
death from strangulation ensued. She was rendered despondent by
her illness of consumption, and sought this means of ending a life
summarily rather than to endure long suffering from disease. She
leaves a husband and four children.
From Ontario County Journal 28 June 1878
A case of suicide is reported near Honeoye, in the town of
Richmond. Mrs. C. Ashley had been afflicted with
consumption for some time, and being either temporarily insane or
to end her sufferings, took her own life last Sunday. There is
a family of four children. The two oldest
had gone to church, at her suggestion, with Mr. Ashley,
while the other two remained at home and went to sleep. With the family
thus disposed of, she went out to a little gully near the house, took
off her bonnet and hung it up and took out her artificial teeth and
laid them down, and then proceeded a little farther up the gully to a
little pool worn by the action of the water on the rocks - and into
this pool laid her face and drowned. The family is a respected one and
Mr. Ashley is a well-to-do farmer. The deceased was about thirty-five
From Canandaigua Chronicle 5 June 1907
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Died at Honeoye May 31, Clinton
Ashley, aged 73 years. Mr. Ashley was the oldest son of Noah and
Minerva Tisdell Ashley, one of a family of seven children, all dead
save Frederick Ashley of Honeoye. In early life Mr. Ashley married
Ararilla Wright by whom he had four children, two of whom survive,
Charles Ashley and Mrs. Nellie Tubbs, both of this town, and one
grandson, Lloyd Tubbs. For a second wife he married Mrs. Maria Ray who
survives him. Mr. Ashley was a member of the Congregational church, a
man universally respected by all. His loss will be great to his family.
He suffered a long painful illness.
From Ontario County Journal 17 June
Cora E. Ashley, a young lady about 24 years of age, committed
suicide by drowning herself at the foot of Honeoye lake last Sunday
evening. She was the daughter of Clinton S. Ashley, an old resident of
the village of Honeoye. That morning she had attended service at the
church in Honeoye, and had spent the remainder of the day at the
residence of her father. She seemed unusually bright and cheerful
during Sunday, and no cause can be assigned for her mysterious action.
About 9 o'clock Sunday evening Mr. Ashley took his daughter to the farm
where his son resides. She had been living with her brother for some
time past. In the morning, she was missing, and search was immediately
instituted. Two notes were found in her room. The first note was found
upon the bureau, and read as follows:
"Father, come for me on the north side of the lake."
The second note was found inside of the bureau, and related to the
disposition of her personal property. It concluded with an affectionate
farewell to her father. The searching party immediately proceeded to
the foot of the lake, and found the body kneeling in about three feet
of water. The coroner was immediately summoned, and word was sent to
her brother, who was in the village. Coroner Beahan immediately drove
to Honeoye and impaneled the following jury: E. W. Gilbert, foreman; L.
F. Wilbur, Ira N. Deyo, F. L. Plimpton, Thos. R. Reed, John P. Abbey,
R. H. Knapp, A. C. Bishop, John Litzendorf, O. H. Hamilton, Chas. N.
Struble and Wm. H. Bartlett. The jury rendered a verdict that she came
to her death by voluntarily committing suicide in Honeoye lake. The
funeral services were held from the Congregational church Tuesday
afternoon at three o'clock, Rev. Mr. Day (who postponed his journey
west), officiating. A singular circumstance is that the girl's mother
committed suicide in about the same manner some thirteen years ago. The
mother drowned herself in the creek near the Ashley house. Although no
evidence of insanity was developed at the inquest, it is thought that
the suicidal mania may possibly have been inherited.
From Ontario County Journal 12 January 1894
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Edmund H. Ashley, a prominent resident of
East Bloomfield, committed suicide last Sunday afternoon. At 2 o'clock
Sunday afternoon he managed to elude his attendants and, procuring a
revolver, shot himself in the head. He was 78 years of age. He had been
in ill health for some time.
From Ontario County Journal 25 January 1895
Honeoye, N. Y. - Deacon Frank A. Ashley died very
suddenly of pneumonia, after about two weeks' illness, at 5 o'clock on
Wednesday morning, Jan. 16, aged 52 years. Up to the morning of his
death it was supposed he was in no danger. His funeral was held from
the Congregational church on Friday at 2 o'clock. Mr. Ashley was a
brother-in-law of Dr. Wilbur. He leaves a widow, two daughters and a
From Canandaigua Chronicle 23 May 1906
Honeoye, N. Y. - Friday morning our village was shocked by
the news of the sudden death of heart disease of Geo. Ashley, a
for two years, of our
village. Mr. Ashley was the son of William Ashley and Juliette
Bosworth, and was born July 6, 1838, at Richmond Center, where he
resided until his marriage to Deborah Adams, Jan. 28, 1863. Mr. and
Mrs. Ashley settled on the Socrates Hopkins farm in the town of
Livonia, where they lived two years, when they returned to Honeoye and
purchased the Adams homestead. Mr. Ashley was a progressive man, and
alive to all that tended the upward lifting of humanity. He was deeply
interested in literature and enjoyed his farm work, and it gave him, as
he often said, so much time to think and commune with nature. The
funeral services were held from the house Sunday afternoon. Rev. S.
Mills Day, Mr. Ashley's old pastor, gave a personal sketch. Mr. Boynton
of Bristol gave the address. In the course of his remarks he said,
"When I made inquiries regarding Mr. Ashley, I was told 'that anything
good I said about George Ashley would be true.' " Dr. Arthur Dill,
pastor of the Congregational church of Honeoye, read a poem from Edwin
Arnold. Ernst Abel of Canandaigua sang the selection "Crossing the
Bar." He leaves a wife, one son, William S., two daughters, Alice L.
and Mrs. Mary Ashley Abel. Friends and relatives were present from
Castile, Canandaigua, Lima, Honeoye Falls, Rochester and Livonia.
From Victor Herald 21 February 1902
N. Tisdell Ashley, a wealthy and well-known farmer, died at 2
o'clock Tuesday morning, February 11, of heart failure, at his home in
Richmond Mills. Deceased was about 63 years of age, and is survived by
a widow, one daughter, Mrs. Rev. John Brown, of Covington, Pa., and two
brothers, Fred and Clinton, of Honeoye. The funeral will be held at the
house on Friday at 1 o'clock, Rev. J. S. Brown, pastor of the Allen's
Hill Methodist church, officiating. Mr. Ashley was a man of splendid
Christian character. He was a member of the Allen's Hill M. E. church.
From Livonia Gazette 23 April 1942
Wilbur Ashley, 67, life-long resident of the town of Richmond and
vice-president of the Conesus Milk Producers association, died Friday,
Apr. 17, at his home on the Richmond Center Road, after an illness of
several months. He had always lived in the house where he was born and
died, with the exception of one year when he resided in the village of
Honeoye. Mr. Ashley was the son of Frank A. and Ellen Wilbur Ashley and
was born at Honeoye, June 6, 1874. He attended Genesee Wesleyan
seminary, Lima. June 14, 1899, he married Miss Lillian Buckelew of
Bristol. He was a charter member of the Honeoye Valley Grange. Funeral
services were held at the home Sunday afternoon at 2:30, the Rev.
Donald O. Legg, pastor of the Honeoye Congregational church, of which
Mr. Ashley was a member, officiating. Burial was in Lake View cemetery,
Honeoye. Besides his wife, Mr. Ashley is survived by one daughter, Mrs.
Burton Deuel, of Honeoye; one son, Frank, of Rochester; a sister, Mrs.
Roy Reed of Hemlock; one grandson, David Wilbur Ashley; several nieces
and nephews. Bearers at Mr. Ashley's funeral were Levan Ashley, Wells
Blackmer, John Reed, Adolph Walkley, Fred White and Rensselaer VanVliet.
From Ontario County Times 13 August 1890
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Died at Richmond Center, Aug. 6, 1890, Wm. Ashley, aged
82 years. Mr. Ashley was one of the oldest native residents of this
town. He died in the same school district in which he was born, never
living elsewhere. He leaves a wife, three sons and one daughter, George
Hubbard Ashley, Albert Ashley and Parmelia Ashley, all residents in
this town. He was a member of the Congregational church of Honeoye, and
had been identified with that body for many years. These men of New
England type are rapidly passing away. Will their places be as well
filled by their successors?
From Ontario County Journal 10 November 1899
Honeoye, N. Y. - Mrs. William Ashley of Richmond Center died on
Tuesday, aged 86 years. The funeral was held from her late residence on
Thursday at 2 p.m. and the interment was made in the Richmond Center
cemetery. Two son, George and Albert, and one daughter, Pamela, survive.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 February 1937
William Ashworth, 63, of 2 Merrill Place, died this morning at the
Geneva General Hospital after a short illness. Surviving are his wife,
Mrs. Edna Zeck Ashworth; one daughter, Ethel; two brothers, Arthur and
Harry of Manchester, Eng.; and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Malan of
Manchester. Mr. Ashworth was a member of Geneva Lodge, No. 965, F.
& A. M. and Umarkan Grotto, No. 21. He was a former instructor of
the Legion Bugle and Drum Corps. The funeral will be held Monday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from his late home with the Rev. Alexander
Thompson of the North Presbyterian church officiating. Interment will
be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 31 January 1866
Sad Case of Suicide - We are informed that Mr. Hezekiah T.
Aspell committed suicide by hanging himself, at his home in the
town of Gorham, in
this County, a week ago last Saturday. It is thought that he must
have been afflicted with insanity, originating from ill health. Mr.
Aspell was well-known to many of our citizens. He was Postmaster at
Milo Centre during the administration of Mr. Buchanan.
From Ontario County Journal 19 July 1889
Thomas Astley, of Manchester, started for his day's labors
about 6 o'clock Monday morning, the 8th inst., and half an hour later
his dead body was discovered by a neighbor about a mile from his place
of residence. The remains were at once taken to the home of his
brother-in-law, and Coroner Howe of Phelps was summoned, who found that
the cause of
death was due to heart failure. Astley had been in poor health for two
years. He was about 44 years old, unmarried, and, with the exception of
his sister, had no other relatives in the country.
From Ontario County Times 14 March 1888
Bristol, N. Y. - Walter Atcheson, of South Bloomfield, formerly of
Bristol, died suddenly at his home on Wednesday morning, March 7. His
bereaved family have the sympathy of their many friends in this
From Geneva Daily Times 19 April 1897
Nathaniel Atchley, one of the oldest residents of the town of
Phelps died at his residence near Orleans Friday morning, April 16th,
at the ripe old age of 90 years and was buried from
his late residence yesterday at 2:30 p.m. He is survived by a daughter,
Mrs. J. B. Wilson of Bristol Springs, N. Y., and a son, M. T. Atchley
From Geneva Daily Times 13 October 1905
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Wednesday occurred the death of Wesley
who had been ill for
several years. He was about seventy-five years old and was born
in Hopewell. Mr. Atchley married Emily Thatcher, of Hopewell, fifty
years ago and a few years after they moved to Michigan, where he
was engaged in business and where he built several stores. Later he
moved to Phelps and lived there until he built his home on Pleasant
street in this village, fifteen years ago. He had since lived a retired
life here. He enlisted in the State Army Service but did not enter
the United States Service. He was recognized as the best fifer in
this part of the country and was called to lead the martial music
in most of the surrounding villages for years. He was a member of
the Methodist church. He is survived by his wife and a brother, George
Washington Atchley, of Michigan.
From Shortsville Enterprise 7 January 1915
The death of Mrs. Danvers Atherton occurred on Saturday
morning last at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wallace Colvin, Booth
street, after an illness covering a period of two months, aged 66
years. Mrs. Atherton, who had been a resident of the Parlor Village for
the past three months,
was born at Hope Falls, and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel
She lived at Macedon for about 30 years and before coming to
had resided in Rochester for two years. The survivors are her husband,
resident of Medina; four daughters, Mrs. William Hewitt, of West
Mass.; Mrs. Roy Cummings, Mrs. Ada Collins, of Clifton Springs and Mrs.
also one brother, residing at Bridgeport. The funeral was held from the
Colvin home on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Harold Strathearn
the services. The burial was made in Brookside cemetery.
From Ontario County Messenger 24 November 1841
DIED - In this village, last evening, Freeman Atwater, in the
76th year of his age. Thus is it our painful duty to record the death
of another of the patriots of the Revolution. Mr. Atwater was among the
earliest of our village, and was greatly esteemed by all.
From Ontario County Journal 29 November 1901
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. H. B. Atwater, aged 85 years,
died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. W. R. Smith, on Sunday
evening. The funeral was held from Mrs. Smith's residence Wednesday
morning at 11 o'clock. The burial was at Geneva. Mrs. Atwater is
survived by her daughter, Mrs. Smith, and three sons, E. F. and W. W.
Whitney of California; and W. H. Whitney of Gouverneur.
From Ontario County Journal 22 March 1912
The death of Joseph Atwater occurred at his home on White
street at an early hour Monday morning, following a short illness.
About a month ago, Mr. Atwater suffered an attack of grip which
affected his heart, and while he had been confined to his bed, his mind
remained clear unto the end, directing the disposition of his affairs
up to within a few hours of his death. Joseph Atwater was born in
Russel, Mass., Aug. 3, 1820, a son of Joel Atwater, a native of
Cheshire, Conn. He was educated in the common schools and in Westfield
academy. His occupation for a period of 20 years was traveling
representative for Tiffany & Co., the famous New York silversmiths.
In 1858 he went to Springfield, Texas, where he took 220 acres of land
and conducted a stock farm. He remained in Texas until the outbreak of
the Civil war. In 1861 he came to this town and bought a farm. In 1868
Mr. Atwater purchased a part of the Thomas B. Lyon farm and in 1879
erected the fine residence thereon which had since been the family
home. In 1858 he married Almira M., daughter of Timothy Tiffany, a
native of Connecticut, who with three daughters, Lydia J. Atwater, Mrs.
Emma B. Thaler, Anna L. Atwater; and one son, Commissioner of Highways,
George L. Atwater, survive. Mr. Atwater was a kindly, genial man,
devoted to his family, and was held in high esteem by all who knew him.
He had been a Republican since the organization of the party and had
voted for every Republican president from Lincoln to Taft. He was also
the oldest member of the Presbyterian church here. Funeral services
were held at the home on Wednesday afternoon and Rev. Guy L. Morrill
officiated. Interment was in Woodlawn.
From Geneva Courier 14 January 1857
ATWATER, Mrs. Margaret - In Canandaigua on the 3rd instant,
Margaret E., wife of Moses
Atwater, in the 45th year of age.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 January 1915
Word was received here today announcing the death of Mrs.
George G. Atwood, the wife of Dr. Atwood of the State Department
of Agriculture, which occurred last night. Mrs. Atwood was a former
Genevan and resided here until Dr. and Mrs. Atwood removed to Albany
some fourteen years ago. Besides her husband, she is survived by four
daughters. The remains will be brought to Geneva for burial on Friday,
arriving on the 12:25 o'clock train, and will be taken directly to
Glenwood Cemetery. There will be no service
except a simple committal at the grave.
From Geneva Gazette 25 November 1898
Geo. M. Audrey was found dead in a pool of blood Monday morning
last, in the residence of George Wader on Canal street, this city.
He had long been afflicted with a cough, and at last suffered a
severe hemorrhage of the lungs while alone, with fatal result.
The deceased is survived by a
daughter, Sarah B. Hazel of Gorham, and a brother living in Schuyler
county. His wife left him many years ago.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 January 1930
The funeral of Mrs. Ella Augush, who died suddenly Tuesday
evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jean DeMayo, of 25 Pulteney
street, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of
her daughter, with Rev. H. H. Hassinger of St. Peter's Church officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 April 1942
Fred L. Aumick, 70, of Border City, a flagman on the New York
Central Railroad for 26 years, died Sunday at his home after an
illness. He leaves his wife, Cora B. Aumick; two sons (illegible) of
Waterloo and Nelson a home; three daughters, Mrs. William Bockman,
Seneca Falls, Mrs. Roe and Mrs. John (illegible) of Geneva; several
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held at
3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the family home with the Rev.
Williams of the First Methodist church officiating. Interment will be
in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 September 1908
James M. Aumick, aged 74 years, died last night at 8:15 o'clock at
his home south of this city. He was a veteran of the Civil War, serving
for two years in Company E, 34th N. Y. Volunteers. He leaves a widow;
three sons, John, Lyman and Fred, and one daughter, Mrs. B. F.
Stickler, all of Geneva. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon
at 2 o'clock from the house. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 6 January 1886
Hopewell, N. Y. - Mrs. Austin of Gorham died at the County House
last week, aged about 85 years. She was buried by her son at the
Hopewell Cemetery, near the residence of Mr. Walter Marks.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 November 1928
Arthur R. Austin, aged 42, died at the home of his sister, Mrs.
LeRoy Brace, 12 White Street, Seneca Falls, last night after a long
illness. He was a member of the Church of Christ at Waterloo. He is
survived by his widow, Mrs. Arthur Austin; two sons, Wakley and Albert;
three daughters, Gladys, Agnes and Ida Mae, all of this city; his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Austin of Seneca Falls; two brothers,
Frank of Waterloo and Leon of Seneca Falls; two sisters, Mrs. Goldie
Buck and Mrs. Myrtle Brace of Seneca Falls. The funeral will be held at
his home, 175 East North street, this city, at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday
afternoon, with Rev. R. H. Huse of the Methodist church officiating.
Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Phelps Citizen 22 December 1932
Herbert Henry Austin, a former resident of this town, died suddenly
of cerebral hemorrhage at his home in Geneva last Thursday evening. He
was born in England and came to this country about 50 years ago. He was
a member of Phelps Tent, No. 133, K. O. T. M. He leaves his wife, Mary
Howell Austin; two daughters, Lucy W. Austin of Geneva; and Mrs. R. J.
Edwards of Rush; one son, Willis H. of Hall; four grandchildren; and
one sister, Mrs. George McCoy of Oaks Corners. The funeral was held
from the home on Lyceum street, Geneva, on Monday afternoon, Rev.
Pierce of Syracuse, former pastor of the Geneva Methodist church,
officiating, and burial was made in Glenwood Cemetery, Geneva.
From Ontario County Journal 20 August 1915
Gorham, N. Y. - John Austin, a retired farmer, aged 57 years,
who lived with his daughter, Mrs. Marvin Gage, one and one half miles
west of Gorham, committed suicide on Tuesday evening by hanging himself
to a limb of an apple tree in the orchard. The body was found by his
grandson early Wednesday morning. Mr. Austin often stayed over night
with a neighbor, Seth McDaniels, and it was supposed that he had gone
there for the night. Coroner George S. Flint issued a certificate of
death by hanging by hanging while temporarily insane. Mr. Daniels
suffered a stroke of paralysis three years ago and since that time had
been in poor health. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Marvin Gage. The
funeral services were held yesterday and interment was in the Gorham
From Ontario County Journal 30 May 1902
Gorham, N. Y. - Mrs. John Austin passed away on Sunday
morning, after a lingering illness from consumption, aged 66 years. The
funeral services were held from her late home on Tuesday afternoon at 2
o'clock, Rev. W. G. Reed officiating. A husband and two sons, Charles
and Henry Hovey, survive. Interment was in Gorham cemetery.
From Clifton Springs Press 30 September 1915
The death of Nancy A. Austin, wife of Benjamin W. Austin,
occurred at the family home on Broad street on Sunday afternoon,
September 26th, about three o'clock, following a prolonged illness.
Mrs. Austin was born in Friendship, N. Y., on June 12, 1842, and was
married to Mr. Austin forty-nine years ago last July, in the town of
Phelps; they have always resided in this village or the immediate
vicinity since their marriage. She had been in poor health for a long
time, and about ten days ago returned from spending three months at the
Memorial hospital in Canandaigua. Mrs. Austin is survived by her
husband and six children: Mrs. Carrie A. Kurtz of Phelps; Clark H.
Austin of Palmyra; Clarence L. Austin of Livingston, Mont.; Edgar B.
Austin of Hopewell; James A. Austin of Shortsville; and Earl W. Austin
of Clifton Springs. The funeral was held at the home on Wednesday
afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, and at the Baptist church at 2:00 o'clock,
and was conducted by Rev. V. A. Sage, pastor of the church. The burial
was made in the Clifton Springs cemetery.
From Phelps Citizen 7 February 1929
Mrs. Nellie Austin, wife of the late Albert Austin, died in
Shortsville on Sunday at the age of 48 years. Mrs. Austin, whose maiden
name was Stonebridge, was born in Phelps on January 29, 1881; is
survived by four sons and one daughter, Clifford of Canandaigua,
Herbert, Alfred, Chester and Mrs. Lawrence Vale of Shortsville; and
three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Albert Vanderbrook of
Massachusetts, Mrs. Frank Mahoney of Connecticut, Mrs. Minnie Davis of
Newark and Ray Stonebridge of Manchester. Funeral services were held on
From Waterloo Republican (IL), Thursday, April 3, 1902
Died on Saturday, March 15, Mrs. Sarah Austin, at Marissa,
Ill., aged 83 years, 2 months and 16 days. Mrs. Austin, whose
maiden name was Clark, was born in Hopewell, N. Y., December 31,
1819. She was married to Alexander Miles February 24, 1840.
To this union were born six children, Naomi, Mary, Katie, Norman,
William and Alexander. Her second marriage was to Stephen Miles
February 22, 1851. To this union were born five children,
Adolphus, Asa, Oscar, Clara and Eunice. At the tender age of 16 years
she journeyed all the way from her birthplace to Harrisonville, Ill.
We say she came all the
way from N. Y. to Southern Illinois, from the fact that a trip of that
kind at so early a date was quite an adventure, as the means of travel
at that time were very meager when we think of the route by stage
from Canahidqua to Buffalo, thence in a vessel on Lake Erie to the city
of Erie, thence to Pittsburgh via Meadsville, then down the Ohio to its
confluence with the great Father of Waters, thence up the Mississippi
to Harrisonville where she for the first time planted her feet on
Illinois soil. Immediately after coming to Illinois she went to live
with her uncle, S. W. Miles, Sr., a government surveyor, who had
settled on a 5,000 acre tract of fertile land at Eagle Cliff, Ill.,
with whom she stayed until she married. She carried a light heart
and had one of those happy dispositions that throw sunshine into the
souls of all with whom she came in
contact. The last 22 years of her life she was totally
blind, yet this great affliction did not prevent her from being
a solace to those around her and she was cheerful to the last knowing
that she was soon going to that better land where no sorrow ever
Early in life she united with the Presbyterian Church and lived
a consistent Christian life.
Note: She was the daughter of Horace Clark and
Parmelia Miles. This obituary was kindly donated by Louise who is interested in
contact with anyone researching this family.
From Ontario County Journal 21 September 1894
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Asahel B. Avery died at his home about
three miles northeast of this place, Wednesday afternoon, after a short
illness of typhoid fever, aged 59 years. Mr. Avery was one of the most
respected and prosperous farmers in this section. He leaves a wife, one
daughter, and two sons.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 9 January 1907
Naples, N. Y. - The funeral of Delos Avery, a former
resident of Naples, was held from the Baptist church Wednesday
afternoon. For many years Mr. Avery had a photograph gallery in town
but recently he has lived at East Springwater. He is survived by his
wife and three daughters, Mrs. William Conrad of Cohocton; and Misses
Hattie and Clara at home; and one brother, Clark D. Avery, of Naples.
Another daughter, Oda, died some years ago. There were many friends in
attendance at the funeral, among whom were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Simons of
Ingleside. During their absence they left their home in charge of their
son and a younger daughter, Eugenia, aged 16. The daughter retired
Wednesday evening in apparent health, but when she did not appear in
the morning, a younger sister went to her room and found her dead. She
had been subject from a child to severe attacks of heart disease, which
in all probability was the cause of her death. This is a sore
bereavement to the family.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 January 1909
Edwin M. Avery of No. 100 Pulteney street died last night at the
City Hospital. He was 53 years old. One daughter, Miss Louise Avery,
Geneva Daily Times, 14 January 1909 - The funeral of Edwin M. Avery
will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. DeMun of No. 100 Pulteney street. Rev.
W. W. Weller, pastor of the First Presbyterian church will officiate
and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 October 1896
The death of Mrs. Jane C. Avery occurred yesterday at 5
o'clock at the residence of her daughter on Genesee street, death being
caused by paralysis. She was sick about 7 weeks, and is survived by one
daughter and one son, Mrs. Emma C. Moore and Frank D. Avery. Mrs. Avery
was one of the oldest inhabitants of Geneva and was highly respected.
The funeral will take place on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the
house. Rev. Dr. Rankine will officiate. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 January 1913
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Julia Avery, age 72 years, widow of Acel
Avery, died last night at her home two and one-half miles northwest of
Phelps on the Outlet road, where she had lived for many years. She had
been ill five days with pneumonia. Mrs. Avery leaves one daughter, Mrs.
Elmer C. Miller; two sons, Frank and Willis Avery; and three sisters,
Mrs. A. V. Horning of Phelps, Mrs. Carrie Stickney of Sodus and Mrs. C.
M Cartwright of Michigan. The funeral will be held at the Avery home
Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. W. B. York, pastor of the
Methodist Episcopal church officiating. Burial will be in the Phelps
From Geneva Daily Times 30 April 1907
Mrs. Phoebe J. Avery, widow of the late Dr. Jerome P. Avery, died
last evening at about seven o'clock at her home, No. 62 Grove street.
She was 73 years old and was born in Hopewell. She has resided in this
city for the past fifteen years and has been ill for the last two
years. She is survived by her daughter, Miss Anna M Avery, who has
resided with her. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30
o'clock from the house. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., rector of St. Peter's
Episcopal church will officiate, and interment will be in Glenwood.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 March 1908
Phelps, N. Y. - Walter Avery, a farmer residing on Wellington
Humphrey's farm, three miles east of Phelps, dropped dead yesterday
afternoon. Mr. Avery had been looking after a sick horse at the barn
and on entering the house, his wife was about to go to the cellar for a
pan of potatoes. Mr. Avery volunteered to do the errand. He returned
shortly with the potatoes and as he was about to place the pan on the
kitchen table, he sank to the floor lifeless. Mr. Avery was quite
robust and to all appearances was enjoying the best of health. He had
been in Mr. Humphrey's employ for the past year previous to which he
conducted a blacksmith business at Junius. He was 48 years of age and
a widow and two sons. Coroner Buchholz of Geneva was summoned and he
a certificate of death, giving heart disease as the cause.
From Geneva Gazette 18 February 1829
Died in this village, on Wednesday evening, the 11th inst., the
Reverend Henry Axtell, D. D., in the 56th year of his age. He
was born in Mendham, New Jersey, in 1773, and was graduated at
in 1796. While in college he sustained the character of an accurate
and acquired the respect and esteem of his associates. He was one of
earliest settlers in this village, having located himself here about 25
years ago, where he pursued his studies for the ministry. In July,
he was ordained colleague Pastor of the Presbyterian Church in this
in connection with the Rev. Jedediah Chapman. This relation continued
the death of his colleague in 1813, when he became sole Pastor.
From Ontario County Journal 30 June 1911
Rushville, N. Y. - The remains of Albert Ayers, a
former resident of this place, were brought here for burial from
Lakemont, on Tuesday. From here he moved to Lakemont where he was
residing at the time of his death. He was 84 years of age. He is
survived by two sons, Dr. Frank Ayers, a dentist in Geneva, and Milan
Ayers of Lakemont.
From Naples News 5 April 1900
Mrs. Albert Ayers, who lately had a severe stroke of paralysis
about a week ago, died Saturday morning. The funeral was held in the
Congregational church Tuesday at 1:30. Burial took place in the
From Geneva Daily Times 1 November 1918
Edward C. Ayers, aged 52, died at the City Hospital this morning.
Mr. Ayers was taken with a severe cold a few days ago which developed
into the influenza. Yesterday there were indications of pneumonia and
it was thought best to take him to the hospital. He is survived by two
sons, Charles and Fred, of this city; one daughter, Jenny, also of this
city; two brothers, W. J. Ayers of Rochester and Roy B. of Geneva; one
sister, Anna S. of Rochester. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon
at the residence, 163 Cherry street, with Rev. D. H. Craver
officiating. The funeral will be private. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 March 1910
Rushville, N. Y. - Mary Fisher Ayers, widow of the late Philo
Ayers, died at her home yesterday morning about eleven o'clock of heart
trouble, together with the failing health of old age. She was born Oct.
15, 1826, and was married to Philo Ayers Dec. 27, 1848, at her home
near Geneva, where she had been born. After her marriage she live one
year in each the towns of Starkey and Seneca, and then moved to the
town of Middlesex, where she and her husband lived for fifty-one years.
Three years ago they moved to this village. After spending a little
more than a year in their new home, Mr. Ayers died. For over twenty
years she has been losing her sight, and for the last five years she
has been totally blind. For fifty-nine years she was a member of the
Methodist church. The funeral services will be held Monday morning at
10 o'clock from her late home, Rev. Harsey King officiating. The
remains will be taken to Geneva where they will be laid at rest by the
side of her husband in the Sand Hill Cemetery. She is survived by one
daughter, Miss Augusta Ayers, who has tenderly cared for her aged
From Ontario County Chronicle 20 February 1901
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - William A. Ayers died Saturday at the
residence of his son, George B. Ayers. Deceased leaves surviving his
wife, one daughter and three sons.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 February 1907
Mrs. Elizabeth Fitzhugh Ayrault, widow of the late Rev. Walter
Ayrault, D. D., died yesterday afternoon at one o'clock at home of her
daughter, Mrs. O. J. C. Rose, of South Main street. She was 78 years
old and was born on the widely known Sonyea estate in the Genesee
Valley near Rochester. Her mother, Anne Danan, who was alluded
to so many times during Geneva's centennial celebration last summer,
one of the pioneers of this part of Western New York. From 1875 to 1882
her husband, Rev. Walter Ayrault, D. D., was chaplain of Hobart
college. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. A. D. Colt, of East
Orange, N. J.; Mrs. O. J. C. Rose of this city; and Mrs. Malcolm Storer
of Boston; four
sons, Walter Ayrault of Chicago, Ill.; Ernest F. Ayrault of New York;
Ayrault of Groton, Mass., and Arthur Ayrault of Harrison, N. Y.; two
Mrs. Carroll Fitzhugh and Mrs. Henry Landon, both of Bay City, Mich.,
and one brother, Frank Fitzhugh, also of Bay City, Mich. The funeral
be held tomorrow afternoon at three o'clock from Trinity church. Rev.
M. Sills, D. D., rector of Trinity, will officiate and interment will
in Washington street cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 22 May 1908
Rushville, N. Y. - Philo Ayres, one of Rushville's oldest and most
respected citizens, died at his home on North Main street, on Saturday
morning. Although he had been in feeble health for a year, he was not
seriously ill until about a week ago. His death was caused by a rupture
of a blood vessel. Mr. Ayres had been a resident of this community for
over fifty years. He was born in Waterbury, Vt., July 30, 1825, and was
the son of Stephen and Prudence Ayres, being one of nine children, all
of whom have passed on except a brother, Albert Ayres, who now lives at
Barnes. In the fall of 1836, he, with his parents, moved from Vermont
to Waterloo, living in that vicinity for some time. On Dec. 27, 1845,
he married Mary C. Fisher, of Geneva, and in Sept., 1851, they moved to
the town of Middlesex, living for 50 years on the farm which he owned
south of Rushville. A few years ago he sold his farm and moved to this
village. He joined the Methodist church at Geneva in January, 1846, and
in 1851 his membership was transferred by letter to the Methodist
church here, where he has ever been a loyal member, being at the time
of his death the oldest male member of the church. Mr. Ayres was a man
of great integrity of character, a kind husband and father, and leaves
a wife who is totally blind and one daughter. The funeral services were
held from the residence at 10 o'clock on Monday morning, Rev. E. A.
Hazeltine officiating, in the absence of the pastor, Rev. Harsey King,
and the remains were taken to Seneca, where they were laid at rest in
the Sand Hill cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 22 February 1901
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - William Ayres, a lifelong resident
of this place, died Saturday morning at the home of his son, George.
Mr. Ayres was 73 years of age and had been in poor health for years.
The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev.
Newton W. Bates officiating. He leaves, besides his wife, four
children, Mrs. William Mallory of Phelps; Frank of Cleveland, Ohio, and
William and George of this village.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 October 1907
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. William Ayres died yesterday morning at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. William Mallory, three miles north of
Phelps. Mrs. Ayres was a resident of West Bloomfield and had been here
for a visit with her daughter. She was 70 years of age. Her survivors
are three sons, William and George Ayres of West Bloomfield and Frank
Ayres of Cleveland; also her daughter, Mrs. Mallory. The remains will
be taken to West Bloomfield today for burial.
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