"Bai" to "Ban" Obituaries




From Ontario County Journal 7 January 1910

Bristol, N. Y. - Albert Bailey,
whose funeral was held from his late home at Victor on Tuesday, was buried in Evergreen cemetery here. The Bristol Woman's club of which Mrs. Bailey is a member, postponed its meeting until next Tuesday.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 3 January 1910

Victor, N. Y., Jan. 2 - Albert Bailey,
a highly respected and well-known resident of this village, died suddenly at 7:30 o'clock Saturday evening, at his home, on East Main street. Mr. Bailey had been in failing health for several months, but had been able to be around and was as usual Saturday morning. About 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon he suffered a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Bailey was known in East Bloomfield, and was 75 years of age, dying on his birthday, New Year's Day. He was twice married. His first wife was Francana Marble of Bristol, who died in June, 1907. November 4, 1908, Mr. Bailey was married to Mrs. Caroline Evarts, also of Bristol, who survives, with one daughter, Mrs. Porter B. Rawson, of this village. One brother also survives, Hiram Bailey of Livermore, Cal., and six nieces and nephews.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 12 June 1907

Victor, N. Y. - 
The death of Mrs. Albert S. Bailey occurred on Wednesday afternoon of last week, after an illness of several weeks' duration. Mrs. Bailey was a true Christian woman, possessed of a kind, charitable nature, and was always ready to help others, and she is mourned by a large number of loving friends. She was an active worker in St. Paul's Universalist church, and expressed much interest in every enterprise of the church. Mrs. Bailey was about 65 years of age. She was formerly Miss Fransania Mabel Marble, and her early life was spent in the vicinity of Baptist Hill, but many years of her life had been spent in this town. Besides her husband, one daughter survives, Mrs. Porter B. Rawson, both residing here. The funeral services were held on Friday afternoon at the family home in East Main street, and were conducted by Rev. W. H. Skeels, pastor of the Universalist church. Interment was made in Baptist Hill.



From Ontario County Journal 11 January 1901

Bristol, N. Y. - 
The community was shocked to hear of the sudden death of Mrs. Ann Eliza Bailey, relict of the late George Bailey, and whose death preceded her three years, at the home of her son, Oliver. Mrs. Bailey had been in her usual health and was engaged in the morning work when she was stricken by heart failure and died instantly. Her age was 71 years. The funeral was held from her home on Thursday, the Rev. F. F. Buckner officiating, with interment in the Evergreen cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 21 June 1895

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Artemisia Clark Bailey
gave up her life for that of her newborn babe last Tuesday. She was the wife of Charles Bailey and was about 38 years old. It is another sad death.



From Geneva Daily Times 29 March 1904

After an illness of nearly two years, Mrs. Charles S. Bailey died at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Looney, of No. 21 Lafayette avenue, age seventy. The deceased came to this city from Kingston, Ont., fifty-five years ago and had since lived in Geneva. She was a member and regular attendant at the North Presbyterian church. She is survived by her husband and three daughters, Mrs. Looney, Mrs. George Wood and Mrs. Thomas Roberts; one sister, Mrs. Mary  E. Rodney, all of this city. The funeral will take place from the house at 3 o'clock, Thursday afternoon, Rev. N. B. Remick, D. D., officiating. Burial Washington Street Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 June 1905

Charles S. Bailey,
sixty-five years of age, a veteran of the Civil War, died this morning at Willard State Hospital, shortly before noon. The deceased has lived in this city practically his entire life with the exception of the four years that he spent in the army. During his military experience he was taken prisoner and confined for six months in Andersonville prison. The deceased is survived by one sister, Mrs. Julia Ringer of Rochester; and three daughters, Mrs. Ella Looney and Mrs. Carrie Wood, of Geneva, and Mrs. Julia Roberts of Rochester.



From Geneva Daily Times 10 June 1940

Colen Bailey,
56, of Geneva, R. D. 2, died suddenly yesterday of a heart attack at his home. Mr. Bailey, who had been employed by the W. & T. Smith Nurseries for 15 years, had been at work on Saturday. He leaves his widow, Bertha; six daughters, Mrs. Harold Peterson, Mrs. Dorothy Wyatt, Emma, Ella, and Marjorie Bailey of Geneva and Mrs. Oswald Patridge, Elkland, Pa.; five sons, Colen, Jr., Harold, Arnold, Frank and Richard, all of Geneva; a brother, Joseph Bailey, Nelson, Pa.; and four sisters, Mrs. Edith Price of Nelson, Pa., Mrs. Etta Smith, Addison, N. Y., and Mrs. Lona Argetsinger of Wellsville, Pa.; also several nieces, nephews and grandchildren. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 o'clock from his late home on the Johnson Road with the Rev. M. E. Bartholomew of Memorial Presbyterian church, Bellona, officiating. Burial will be Brookside Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 29 June 1906

Naples, N. Y. - 
The town has lost another of its oldest citizens, Mrs. Derinda Bailey, who had attained to her 89th year. She was the widow of George Bailey, a former resident of South Bristol, but who died in Nebraska 15 years ago, since which time she had lived with her children here, of whom there are three: Charles, at whose home she died on June 21; Radnor and Mrs. Theron Wilbur. Two sons live in Nebraska, one in Rochester and one daughter in the west.



From Ontario County Journal 3 July 1896

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - George Bailey,
a respected and well-to-do resident of Bloomfield, died at his home, about two miles south of this village, on Friday evening at the age of 69 years. The funeral services were held from his late residence on Sunday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Mr. Orelup of Bristol officiated.



From Geneva Daily Times 20 February 1905

Gilbert N. Bailey,
for forty-five years a resident of Geneva, a veteran of the Civil war, died at his home, No. 85 Grove street, at 11:30 o'clock Saturday night, aged sixty-two years. The cause of death was a general disability brought on by his service in the army. Mr. Bailey came to Geneva with his parents from Ovid. His father was for several years a teacher in the High school, under the principalship of Professor Vrooman. His grandfather was the owner of nearly all the land where Willard is located, then known as Baileytown. Mr. Bailey was the oldest of five children, all of whom are now dead. His last brother, DeRoss Bailey, well-known in Geneva, died in Buffalo in October. Deceased is survived only by his widow. He was a member of the Methodist church, of Swift Post, No. 94, G. A. R., and White Springs Lodge, No. 121, A. O. U. W. The funeral will be held from the house at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Rev. C. E. Jewell officiating. Burial will be in Washington street cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 12 April 1918

Naples, N. Y. - 
On Friday evening, Mrs. Helen Brown Bailey, wife of Albert M. Bailey, passed away at her home on Lyon street, after an illness of a year. Helen Louise Brown was born in Mumford Jan. 12, 1856. In 1877 she married Albert M. Bailey and spent her early married life in Hemlock and Springwater. Since 1904 they had lived in Naples most of the time. Besides her husband, Mrs. Bailey leaves two daughters, Mrs. Irving Parks and Mrs. Elliott S. Davis, both of this village; and three grandchildren, Pauline and Stuart Parks and Donald Davis. Two brothers, George Brown of Naples, and Edwin Brown of Hemlock, also survive. Funeral services were held on Monday with burial at Springwater.



From Naples Record 18 December 1929

Hiram Bailey,
aged 70 years, of East Bloomfield, was murdered last Saturday afternoon, apparently by his hired man, Edward Sowards, aged 21. His son, Duane Bailey, 38, was tied and bound in the barn, Sowards escaping in an automobile with $27.60 and a watch belonging to the murdered man, together with some clothing. Mr. Bailey is survived by his wife and one son, Duane. Mrs. Bailey was Miss Ida Yaw, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joel Yaw of Naples, and sister of Purl T. Yaw and Mrs. Arthur M. Fried. Funeral services were held yesterday and burial was made in East Bloomfield.



From Victor Herald 30 October 1903

Horace Bailey,
a well-known resident of West Bloomfield, died last Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. E. Tiffany, Delevan, N. Y. He was 88 years of age, death being caused by paralysis. Mr. Bailey was a native of Herkimer county, but settled in Ionia when a young man, living there over 33 years. He leaves five children, Oscar Bailey and Mrs. Ada Hibbard of Ionia; Mrs. Amanda Peachey of Mendon; Mrs. J. E. Tiffany of Delevan, N. Y.; and E. M. Bailey of Akron, N. Y. Honeoye Falls Times



From Ontario County Chronicle 30 January 1901

Ionia, N. Y. - Mrs. Horace Bailey died quite suddenly at the home of her son, Elwyn, in Akron, on Wednesday morning last at the advanced age of 83 years. Funeral was held from her late home here on Friday afternoon, Rev. G. T. Watts of Lima Seminary officiated. Besides the aged husband, three daughters and two sons are left to mourn.



From Geneva Daily Times 25 November 1918

Mrs. Janey Bailey,
wife of Daniel M. Bailey of Clinton street, died this morning at 4 o'clock at her home. Besides her husband, she leaves three daughters, Bessie, Clara and Jennie Bailey of this city. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the residence. Rev. Dr. E. B. Topping of the First Methodist church will officiate. Interment will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Advertiser 3 June 1902

The Rev. Lansing Bailey, a retired Baptist clergyman, died at his home at 57 Elmwood Avenue on Friday morning, May 30th, after a few weeks illness.  He was born at Constantia, N. Y., Feb. 5, 1821, and came to Geneva to live Nov. 1st, 1888. His age was 81 years and nearly four months.  He was for many years pastor of the Baptist Church in Phelps, and was held in high esteem as an earnest Christian, a faithful pastor and good citizen. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 3 May 1912

Mrs. Laura Tiffany Bailey,
aged 93 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William H. Spencer, Chapin street, on Wednesday evening. Mrs. Bailey was born in Walworth on July 27, 1818. She was considered active for one of her years, having walked up and down the stairs of her home daily. She retained her mental faculties to the end and was of a kind and retiring disposition. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist church at Walworth. Three daughters survive: Mrs. Helena A. Grandin of Ontario; Mrs. Mehitabel Wilson of Mt. Clemons, Mich., and Mrs. Spencer, with whom she resided about 40 years, since the death of her husband. One son, Melvin J., died in December, 1910. Six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren survive. The funeral services will be held from the home this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. DeWitt Hooker officiating. Interment will be at Woodlawn.



From Ontario County Chronicle 2 July 1902

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Lydia Bailey,
wife of Frank Bailey, was buried Saturday. Her age was 82 years. She leaves her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Mary Glover of Naples, and Mrs. Ellen Snyder of Rushville.



Neighbor's Home Mail, February, 1877.

DIED.- In St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 29th, 1876, Mr. Myron C. Bailey, aged 29 years, 8 months and 27 days.

Mr. Bailey resided in Geneva, N.Y., the larger portion of his childhood years. In March, 1865, he enlisted in Co. "B," 10th U. S. Infantry, in which he served three years. A portion of that time, and up to the date of his discharge, he was detailed as clerk at Headquarters' Department of Dakota, in St. Paul, Minn. The only brothers of Mr. Bailey, served their country during the late Rebellion, and live, one in Buffalo, the other in Geneva, N.Y., feeling keenly their loss, in the death of this, the youngest of the trio. He was attacked with quick consumption, and lingered but seven weeks. Near relations, and many friends mourn his early death, but we are assured, the sweet consolation is theirs:

" Where the sunshine ever lingers,
He will rest forever there." [page 29]

Thanks to Martha Magill for this contribution.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 October 1896

Yesterday morning Mrs. Oliver Bailey, residing in the town of East Bloomfield, was accidentally shot and killed by her nine-year-old son. Mr. Bailey had been using his gun in shooting hogs, and the night before he carelessly left it standing in a corner of the room. In the morning his little nine-year-old boy picked it up, and was playing with it in a room in which his mother was doing her house work. In some manner the gun was discharged while the mother was passing in front of the child, one of the large No. 4 shot with which it was loaded, entering her abdomen. Dr. A. L. Beahan, of Canandaigua, and Dr. Wheeler, of East Bloomfield, were summoned, and although everything possible was done to relieve Mrs. Bailey, she died about three hours after the accident occurred. The child, who is responsible for the accident, is nearly crazy with grief, and goes about crying for his mother. The husband and other child are also heart broken, and the home is a sad scene. The deceased was about 40 years of age, and was a daughter of the late Dr. Beecher, who was for many years a resident of Canandaigua.



From Ontario County Journal 14 June 1889

Miller's Corners, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Oscar Bailey was held at the Methodist Church last Saturday afternoon, Rev. J. E. Tiffany of Canandaigua being the officiating minister. Mrs. Bailey was a lady possessing many excellent qualities of mind and heart, and was greatly beloved by her friends and neighbors. During the long period of her suffering with pulmonary consumption, she manifested patience and resignation in a remarkable degree. The interment took place at East Mendon. Her age was thirty-nine years.



From Ontario County Times 7 May 1884

Bristol, N. Y. -  Mrs. Sally Bailey
died at the residence of her son, Mr. George Bailey, in East Bloomfield, April 28th, aged 81 years. Mrs. Bailey has one sister, Mrs. Phineas Kent, and four sons, Wm. Bailey of West Bloomfield; Geo. Bailey of East Bloomfield, Albert Bailey of Victor; and Hiram Bailey of California, who survive her. She was buried in Bristol beside her husband, Richard Bailey, who died April 9, 1844.



From Ontario County Journal 26 March 1909

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -
On Sunday evening occurred the death of William Bailey, at the advanced age of 88 years, at his home about two miles east of this village, after an illness of some months from heart trouble. Mr. Bailey was the son of Richard and Sally Bailey, and was born at South Bloomfield. For 52 years Mr. Bailey had been a resident of this town, where he was extensively engaged in farming. He had also been a dealer in cattle. He was highly esteemed in this community for his sterlingworth. On Dec. 24, 1848, he was united in marriage to Miss Corintha Reed, who died 35 years ago. The deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Elon G. Shepard, and two brothers, Hiram Bailey of Livermore, Cal., and Albert Bailey of Victor. The funeral services were held from his late house on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Louis Wilson of the Congregational church officiating. The interment was in the Rural cemetery.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 18 March 1874

The death of Mrs. Wm. Bailey, of West Bloomfield, is reported. Mr. B. is a brother of Geo. and Zephaniah Bailey.



From Ontario County Journal 26 January 1877

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Zaydoc Bailey,
the oldest inhabitant in town, died Thursday, Jan. 18th, at the advanced age of 98 years and 10 months.  The funeral was held Saturday at 1 o'clock p.m.  Mr. Bailey was born in Providence, Rhode Island, March 4th, 1778, and moved from Sheffield to this place in 1797.



From Ontario County Journal 7 July 1882

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Zephinia G. Bailey
died last Saturday of consumption, aged 59 years. Funeral services were held on Monday at his late residence, Rev. Mr. Gates, of LeRoy, officiating. His remains were taken to Baptist Hill for interment.



From Ontario County Journal 22 September 1916

Gorham, N. Y. -
The death of Theodore Bain took place at his home near this village last week Wednesday. Mr. Bain had been feeble for some time and death resulted from a shock. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Nelson E. and Harry M. Bain, both of Geneva; and two brothers, Andrew H. Bain of Canandaigua and Martin E. Bain of Gorham. The deceased was 67 years of age. The funeral was held on Saturday at the Baptist church. Rev. F. E. Warner, pastor of the church, officiated, and burial was in Hill Crest.



From Neopolitan News 18 May 1882

Wm. Bainbridge,
of Richmond Center, died at the residence of Mr. Blake last week, Wednesday evening, of pneumonia, aged 26 years. He leaves a young wife and infant child to mourn their loss.



From Ontario County Journal 8 June 1894

Gorham, N. Y. -
Last Saturday morning Joseph Robinson, Arthur Phillips, and Claude Baine, the former two 16, and the latter 18 years of age, were sailing on the mill pond on Flint Creek at Gorham, when the boat capsized and young Baine attempted to swim ashore. He was dressed heavily and when his clothing became soaked, he was unable to bear up under the heavy burden and sank. All attempts to recover the young man while alive were of no avail, and it was not until several hours afterwards when the lifeless body was brought ashore. The other boys clung to the boat and were rescued. The young man is the oldest son of Andrew Baine, clerk at the Gorham House, of which his uncle, Martin Baine, is the proprietor. Coroner White, of Phelps, was notified, and did not consider an inquest necessary.



From Ontario County Journal 29 September 1899

Rushville, N. Y. - Aaron Baird
died at the home of his parents on Saturday, aged twenty-five years. He had been very ill for a few weeks with typhoid fever and other complications. He is survived by a wife and child eight months old, his parents and two sisters, one Mrs. Walter M. Henry of Canandaigua. The services were largely attended at the home on Monday and also the burial at Rushville.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 February 1907

Mrs. Anne M. Baird, of No. 49 Geneva street, died this morning at 10:30 o'clock, after an illness of about ten days. She was 81 years old and has resided in this city for the past 60 years. The survivors are one sister, Miss Sally Feller, of Ancram; and two sons, Frank W. Baird and Fred M. Baird of this city. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 19 October 1916

Mrs. Annie L. Baird,
wife of Frank W. Baird, died this morning at 4:45 o'clock at her home, Pulteney street, after an illness of several months. Besides her husband, she leaves two sons, Harry H. Baird and James B. Baird, all of this city.



From Geneva Daily Times 19 September 1896

The death of David W. Baird occurred at 9:30 o'clock last night at the family residence on Geneva street. Mr. Baird has been a long and patient sufferer. He was about 76 years of age and was a most highly esteemed citizen. He was formerly a well-known carriage builder. Besides his wife he leaves two sons, Fred M. and Frank W. Baird. The funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, and will be conducted according to masonic rites. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Advertiser-Gazette 3 January 1893

Obituary - Edmund K.,
eldest son of David W. Baird, died Dec. 28, 1892, of paralysis of the brain after an illness of ten days, aged 41 years.  He passed away without pain or suffering.  He leaves a wife and two sons, 7 and 10 years.  Ed. served a regular apprenticeship at the tin, sheet iron and coppersmith trade, beside the general hardware and seed business, all of which he thoroughly understood and the public as well as his employers lose a handy man.  About sixteen years ago he went to California, and for three and a half years was engaged as a traveling salesman for a wholesale metal and hardware house. He was injured in a railroad accident and had to return home.  He never fully recovered, but always complained of distress in his head.  He had a large bump of mirth that had to be exercised, as all who knew him will remember.  His funeral took place on Friday from 27 Geneva street and was largely attended, Rev. Dr. Remick, pastor of the North Church, officiating. The floral offerings from his friends at Hawkins & Corwin were large and beautiful, and their store was closed on the occasion of the funeral.  The interment was in Glenwood.



From Geneva Daily Times 16 March 1905

Hall's Corners, N. Y. -
The funeral services of Frank Baird, Sr., were held at the family residence Monday. Mr. Baird, who has been in ill health for some time died Friday. He was over eighty years of age and one of Hall's oldest residents. He is survived by six children, two sons and four daughters, all married except John, the son with whom he resided. The burial took place at the Log Church cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 13 November 1885

Chapinville, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Baird,
mother of W. J. Baird of this place, died very suddenly of pneumonia at Canandaigua last Wednesday. She was buried from the church here on Friday. Mrs. Baird was an old resident of this town, and leaves a large circle of friends beside her relatives to mourn her loss.



From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 15 May 1913

The death of Mrs. Rose Lentz Baird, widow of the late Edmond K. Baird, occurred in Buffalo on Saturday, in her 58th year. Mrs. Baird left Geneva about a year ago to reside with her son, Leon L. Baird, in Buffalo. About seven weeks ago she was taken ill and was removed to a hospital at which place she died. The remains were brought here and taken to the home of Mrs. F. C. DeMun of Pulteney street, from which place the funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, and were conducted by Rev. D. H. Craver, pastor of the North Presbyterian church. Burial was made in Glenwood. Surviving are two sons, Roy Baird of this city and Leon L. Baird of Buffalo.



From Ontario County Times 29 June 1864

Col. Wm. H. Baird, of the 126th Regiment was killed in the battle before Petersburgh, last week. When the war first began, Col. Baird raised a company and joined the 38th Regiment. After the battle of Bull Run, he was promoted to Major, which position he soon after resigned. He was afterward made Major of the 126th Regiment, then promoted to Lieut. Col., and by the resignation of Col. Bull, was made Colonel. He was much esteemed by the men under his command, and his loss will be regretted by his Regiment and by the community in which he lived. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his loss. The 126th seems fated. Every day brings the report of the death of some of its heroes. Geneva Courier



From Ontario County Journal 13 February 1914

The death of William J. Baird occurred at his home in Chapin on Tuesday, aged 78 years and six months. Deceased spent nearly all of his life in the town of Hopewell and was well known. The funeral services were held yesterday. Rev. Charles Rowley, of Geneva, officiated. He leaves his wife and one daughter, Miss Sarah Baird. Interment was in Chapman cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 October 1908

Phelps, N. Y. -
The funeral of Richard H. Bakeman, who died Friday, took place from his late home on Franklin street yesterday. The services were conducted by Rev. W. N. Woolcott, pastor of the Baptist church. Gen. J. B. Murray Post, G. A. R., attended the funeral in a body.



From Geneva Daily Times 6 February 1935

Phelps, N. Y. -  William Bakeman,
76, resident of Phelps, died Monday at the Masonic Home in Utica where he became a patient about ten days ago. Mr. Bakeman, a native of Phelps, had been employed by the American Express Company in New York for thirty years, returning here about ten years ago. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Fred Martin of New York; a sister, Mrs. Emma Salisbury of Phelps. The body was brought to Phelps Tuesday afternoon and funeral services will be conducted at the Petty undertaking parlors at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon with burial in Rest Haven cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 7 February 1913

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Mrs. Amy Browning Baker
died at her home south of Ionia on Tuesday at the age of 60 years. She was born in Mendon, but the greater part of her life was spent in the vicinity of Ionia, where she was highly esteemed. She was the widow of Ortis Baker was is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Edward Green; and a sister, Mrs. John Q. Wells of Shortsville. The funeral was from the home yesterday afternoon. The services were conducted by the pastor of the Congregational church at West Bloomfield and burial was at Ionia.



From Ontario County Journal 15 November 1907

Ionia, N. Y. - Mrs. Anna Baker
died on Nov. 6 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. P. Johnson, of valvular heart disease, from which she had suffered for some time. Her husband, Elijah Baker, died seven years ago from the same disease. She leaves, besides her daughter, her mother, Mrs. Eliza Hibbard; a sister, Mrs. Lovica Parrish; and a brother, Thomas Hibbard. Her age was 66 years. The funeral was held on Friday afternoon from the church, Rev. F. W. Berlin, of Honeoye Falls, officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 26 June 1914

The death of Mrs. Antoinette Baker, aged 62 years, occurred at home in Chapin Street on Tuesday night. Death was due to paralysis. She leaves her husband, George Baker, two sons, Nathan of Rochester and Henry of Shortsville; also two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Kipp of Rochester and Mrs. George Alderman of Palmyra. The funeral services at the home this morning at 10 o'clock and from the Shortsville Methodist church this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be at Shortsville.



From Ontario County Journal 9 September 1898

Academy, N. Y. - Bradford Baker
of Cheshire, aged 60 years, died Saturday morning after several months' suffering from cancer. Funeral was held in the church on Sunday afternoon, Rev H. Wyse Jones, officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 17 November 1916

The death of Casson Baker occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James Struble on Friday. He had been ill for some time and had been past living here with his daughter for the past 18 years, coming here from Wolcott. He leaves two other daughters, Mrs. C. L. Merrill and Mrs. Fred W. Cardy of Rochester, and seven grandchildren. The funeral was held on Monday, Rev. J. W. Allatt of the Methodist church officiated.



From Penn Yan Democrat 26 June 1908

Last Friday, June 19, Mrs. Conrad Baker died at her home east of Rushville, aged 74 years. Her husband and six children survive. Burial in Gorham cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 14 April 1899

Academy, N. Y. -
At 3 o'clock the funeral of Daniel J. Baker, aged 86, was held in the Cheshire church, Rev. J. W. Webb, of Canandaigua, officiating. Mr. Baker was attacked with pneumonia  while visiting his grandson in Shortsville and only survived a day or two.



From Victor Herald 6 July 1900

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
The remains of Daniel R. Baker, who died in New York last Saturday, were brought here Tuesday morning, and taken to the residence of his half-brother, Hiram Steele, where the funeral services were held in the afternoon. The interment was made at West Bloomfield cemetery. Mr. Baker was well-known in West and East Bloomfield, he residing in the towns for many years. He leaves his widow and two sons to survive him.

From Ontario County Journal 6 July 1900

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -
The death of Daniel Steel Baker occurred at New York on Friday. Mr. Baker was a native of the the town of West Bloomfield and was for many years a resident of that place. Later he came with his family to this town. The deceased was 77 years of age. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Frederick D. Baker of Bridgeport, Conn., and Enos P. Baker, of Modesto, Cal., and a half brother, Hiram Steele, of this place. The remains were brought here on Tuesday morning and the funeral service was held from the home of Mr. Steele on the same afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. W. D. Robinson officiating. Interment was made at West Bloomfield.



From Phelps Citizen 16 November 1922

Mrs. Electa Baker,
wife of James Baker, died at the family home in Orleans on Monday, after an illness of five years, aged 50 years. She was the daughter of Gordon and Agnes Winters Rupert, and was born in Canada. She and Mr. Baker were married in 1895, and lived on a farm near Manchester until 1920 when they moved to Orleans. Her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Howland of Auburn, and two sons, William Y. Baker and Frank K. Baker of Orleans, are the surviving members of her immediate family. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. R. H. Crane of Phelps officiating, and burial was in the Orleans cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 4 May 1900

Ionia, N. Y. - Elijah Baker
died at his residence here on Friday morning of heart trouble after a long illness. He was aged 66 years. He leaves besides his wife, who was formerly Miss Anna Hibbard, one daughter, Mrs. Frank V. Johnson; and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Leon Simpson of Rochester. The funeral was held at the church on Sunday afternoon.



From Geneva Daily Times 4 May 1922

Mrs. Florinda M. Baker,
age 91, died at the home of her son, Thomas Edwards, on the River Road, this morning at 5:20 o'clock, after a long illness. She is survived by one son, Thomas S. Edwards, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.



From Geneva Daily Times 20 November 1895

Frank Baker,
aged sixty-five years, and brother of the groceryman, Geo. Baker, died yesterday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Alsop, on Jackson street. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at three o'clock. Interment will be at Glenwood cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 13 September 1912

Bristol, N. Y. - Mrs. Fred Baker
died at her home Saturday morning of tubercular trouble. Her maiden name was Ann Mehan, and she came from Canada. She leaves two sons, Fred and Carl; and one daughter, Bonnie; also four brothers, Thomas, James, William and Robert Mehan; and one sister. The funeral was held from her home Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock and later at St. Bridget's church, East Bloomfield.



From Victor Herald 24 July 1903

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Frederick Baker,
one of the best of our many valued German citizens, died at his home near here, Saturday last, of inflammation of the bowels, aged 65 years. A widow and three children remain of the immediate family. The funeral was held from St. Bridget's church yesterday at 10 o'clock. Interment in the church cemetery. Mr. Baker had been a resident of this country thirty-three years.



From Geneva Daily Times 2 August 1909

George W. Baker,
died this morning at 11:20 o'clock at his late residence, No 36 Tillman street. The deceased would have been eighty years old the 29th of this month. He has always lived in this city and for 33 years he conducted a grocery store on Exchange street, in the store at present occupied by the Ragus Tea & Coffee Co. Eight years ago Mr. Baker retired from business. He is survived by his widow, two sons, John B. and George W. Baker, Jr., and one daughter, Mrs. John Proudfit; two sisters, Mrs. John Alsop and Mrs. Sarah Clare.



From Geneva Gazette 16 December 1892

On the 26th ult., little Gracie, the 9 year old daughter of Mr. Alphonso Baker, fell a victim of diphtheria.  A few days later Mr. Baker himself was attacked with the disease, contracted by infection from the child he had so fondly and tenderly nursed during her illness; and now he has succumbed to its terrible ravages.  He died after acute suffering Monday night last.  This is the only fatal case among adults since the outbreak of this epidemic in our midst.  The few patients still affected are convalescing. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 2 December 1910

Ionia, N. Y. - Mrs. Hannah Caroline Baker
died at her home here on Nov. 25, aged 67 years, after an illness of 13 years during which she had been almost helpless and a great sufferer. Her husband, Marvin Baker, died eight years ago, and since then she has been most tenderly cared for by her son, Winfield, and his wife. She was a woman of beautiful character, patient and sweet-tempered through her afflictions, and much beloved by her family and friends. The funeral was held from the house on Monday afternoon. She leaves two sons, Winfield and Gardner Baker, both of this place and two grandchildren.



From Geneva Gazette 22 November 1895


Death of a Veteran - Another veteran of the late war has "gone to the front."  Henry Baker, a member first of Co. C of the 70th, then of Co. A of the 85th N. Y. Vols., (both showing honorable records), died Tuesday night last in this village, aged about 60 years.  His service was continuous from the first year of the war to its close, yet he was fortunate in escaping hurt though enduring its many hardships and often exposed to its perils.  He was ever what would be called "a jolly good fellow" in the ranks and oft enlivened the circle of comrades and other acquaintances by his native wit and quaint humor.  He was proud of his patriotic services rendered, as indeed who may not be proud who passed through the ordeal with untarnished name?  He will have a soldier's burial, and old comrades will bear him to his last resting place and drop fraternal tears to his memory. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 5 April 1945

Mrs. Ida Baker,
aged 75, of Brook street, wife of Abraham W. Baker, died this morning at Geneva General Hospital after an illness of six weeks. She was a native of Phelps and had lived in Geneva for forty years. Surviving are her husband, Abraham W. Baker; one son, Charles Blanchard of Cartagena, Colombia, South America; one daughter, Mrs. Sadie Truesdale of Rochester; three step-daughters and two step-sons; two sisters, Mrs. Charles McNiel of Monroeton, Pa., Mrs. Edward Pyke of Canandaigua; one niece, Mrs. Claude Tuttle of Canandaigua; one granddaughter and one grandson. The funeral will be conducted from the late home at a time to be announced later. Burial will be in the family lot at Glenwood Cemetery, with Rev. Frederick Harper, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating.



From Geneva Gazette 7 January 1876

J. W. Baker,
an old and well-known townsman, formerly engaged in the grocery business on Castle street, died at his residence on North Main street Wednesday forenoon last.  He was an active member of the M. E. Church, taking a conspicuous part as a layman in its services.



From Geneva Gazette 8 July 1864

By a letter from E. H. Mead, addressed to Thos. Alsop, we learn of an accident which caused the death of one of our Geneva boys, who went out with the First Veterans, John M. Baker.  It seems that on the 23d of June last, he was thrown from his horse and injured internally to such an extent that he was sent to the hospital at Martinsburg, where he died on the morning of June 27th.  The writer states that he happened to be in town and just passing the hospital on his way back to the regiment, which was moving when he was informed of John's death.  He went in to see him, and found that he had changed very much.  It was not found advisable to send him home; he was therefore buried by his comrades, and his grave marked. He was a general favorite throughout the regiment, making many friends by his jovial manners.  Though not killed by the fatal bullet, his loss is no less keenly felt by his relatives and friends.



From Shortsville Enterprise 6 October 1932

Mrs. Maria Herman Baker,
relict of George E. Baker of Canandaigua, died at her home in that city last week Tuesday afternoon, following a long illness. She was aged 77 years. Mrs. Baker was born in Farmington. She was a member of the Canandaigua Rebekah lodge. The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Myrl H. Chaffee and Mrs. Frank H. Hicks of Canandaigua; and one son, Geo. W. Herman of Auburn. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon from her late home, conducted by the Rev. Kenneth L. Cober, pastor of Canandaigua Baptist church, and interment was made in Woodlawn Cemetery in that city.



From Ontario County Chronicle 6 August 1902

Ionia, N. Y. -
At an early hour Thursday morning occurred the death of Marvin J. Baker, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of this locality. His death is especially sad, inasmuch as his wife is a confirmed invalid, to whom his devotion has been remarkable. For a number of years she has been a sufferer from rheumatism, until at the present time she is in a state of total helplessness. For a short time past, Mr. Baker had not been in very robust health, but he retired Wednesday night apparently as well as usual. The next morning he did not come down stairs at his usual time, and his granddaughter went to call him, but could get no response. A neighbor was called in and he found that Mr. Baker was dead. Besides his widow, he is survived by two sons, Winfield and Gardner, both of this village, and two sisters, Mrs. Janette Griffith of East Bloomfield, and Miss Nancy Baker of Hornellsville. Mr. Baker was 62 years of age and is the last of three brothers, who owned three farms which were adjoining, Samuel Baker died in January, 1902, Ortis Baker in March, 1902. The funeral was conducted by the members of Millers Corners Lodge, 279, A. O. U. W.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 4 December 1907

Bristol, N. Y. - 
On Wednesday afternoon, at the home of her daughter, occurred the death of Mary Elton Baker, wife of John Baker of this place. Death was due to heart failure. She is survived by her husband, and daughter, Mrs. Atlee Tilton of this place, a mother, and two brothers, besides many friends to mourn her loss. Burial services were held Saturday, Rev. L. D. Boynton officiating. Interment in Evergreen cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 21 February 1913

Merrid H. Baker,
a well-known sewing machine agent, died suddenly on Saturday, aged 56 years. Mr. Baker was found unconscious in the road near Chapin, where he had evidently fallen from his carriage as he was returning to Canandaigua from a business trip. Death resulted from cerebral hemorrhage as he was being taken to the hospital. Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Miss Gertrude Baker of Cohocton; and two sons, Merton of Wayland and William of the United States Navy. Rev. G. Rector Dye conducted a brief service at the home on Center street on Monday, after which the Masonic Lodge held services. Interment was in Rush.



From Shortsville Enterprise 21 March 1913

The death of Mrs. Olley Baker, wife of J. Y. Baker, occurred at the home of her sister, Mrs. John Comiskey, in the village of Manchester on Sunday night from anemia chorosis. Her age was 43 years. Mrs. Baker was born in the township of Conesus on August 29, 1868, and was a daughter of George A. and Betsey L. Heath Spencer. She was united in marriage to Mr. Baker on November 10, 1886, who still survives her. She was a most most highly respected resident of Manchester for 18 years. Several months past she had been making her home in Buffalo. She was a member of Geneva Lodge, Eastern Star, and of the First Presbyterian church at Geneseo. Besides her husband, she leaves an adopted daughter, Miss Evelyn Baker; four brothers, William Spencer of Freeland, Mich.; George Spencer of Geneseo; Albert Spencer of Groveland; Arthur Spencer of Rochester; and three sisters, Miss Ida Spencer of Geneseo; Mrs. Frank Hyde of Seneca Falls, and Mrs. Comiskey of Manchester. The funeral services were held from the Manchester M. E. Church on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. W. Lane. The interment was made in Brookside Cemetery in this village.



From Ontario County Journal 24 June 1904

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Mrs. Rachel Pomeroy Baker,
died on Friday, at the home of Mrs. Hiram Steele, after several years of failing health, caused by paralysis, aged 79 years. Mrs. Baker was the daughter of Deacon and Mrs. Calvin Pomeroy, and at the age of 8 years she came to this town with her parents from Buckland, Mass. She married Daniel S. Baker in 1844, and had spent most of her life here and in West Bloomfield. She leaves two sons, Frederick D. Baker, of Bridgeport, Conn. and Rev. Enos P. Baker, of El Monte, Cal.; one brother, Enos Pomeroy of Ann Arbor, Mich.; and two sisters, Mrs. Emily Pitts, who has been with her during the past year, and Mrs. Lucy Skinner of Murphysboro, Ill. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. D. Robinson, from the home of Mrs. Steele, on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The interment was at West Bloomfield.



From Geneva Daily Times 14 May 1910

Mrs. Rebecca Baker,
widow of the late Jacob W. Baker, died last evening at 8 o'clock at her home, No. 132 LaFayette avenue. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Russel G. Springstead and Mrs. Albert Fowle; and three sons, Charles, Abraham and William Baker, of this city and Horatio Baker of Rose; one sister, Emeline Rose of Highland Falls; and two brothers, William Rose of Horseheads and S. T. Rose of Kalamazoo, Mich. The funeral will take place Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house. Burial in Washington Street Cemetery.



From Phelps Citizen 9 October 1924

Mrs. Sarah A. Baker
of Rochester, widow of Fred Baker, formerly of Phelps, was killed almost instantly last Thursday afternoon by an automobile accident in Manchester. She was riding with a friend in a car which was driven by her son, Fred D. Baker, on their way to Phelps to place flowers on the grave of her husband. The car was hit broadside by an auto driven by DeWitt Smock of Shortsville, and Mrs. Baker was hurled to the floor of the car against the front seat, and sustained a fractured skull. She was taken to a nearby residence, and died before medical aid arrived. Mrs. Baker was 74 years of age, and is survived by three sons, Frank M. Baker of Cleveland, Ohio, Fred D. and Minor J. Baker of Rochester; three grandsons of Rochester; and one brother, William Kirker of Albany. Funeral services were held at the family home on Saturday, and interment was made in Rest Haven cemetery, Phelps.



From Geneva Daily Times 15 April 1915

On the evening of April 17th, Mrs. Sarah Jane Baker passed away at her late home on Pre-Emption Road, Geneva, where she and her husband, William Baker, Sr., have resided for the past 31 years. Mrs. Baker has suffered from diabetes for many years and this finally culminated in her death. She is survived by her husband and four sons, William L. of Steele; Charles of Oaks Corners; Edward of Buffalo; and Clarence of Geneva. Funeral services will be held from her late residence tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. Bradley Sayre, of Oaks Corners, officiating. Interment will be made in Pine Grove Cemetery on Pre-Emption Road.



From Ontario County Journal 16 December 1881

Died at his residence at Miller's Corners, Dec. 9, 1881, William Baker, aged 81 years. Mr. Baker was one of the first settlers in the town of West Bloomfield, an upright man, respected and loved by all his neighbors. He leaves four sons and two daughters.



From Geneva Daily Times 24 July 1926

The death of William Langdon Baker, aged 52 years, occurred this morning at 4:30 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Vernon Alexander, 34 Maple street. Mr. Baker for years has been a truck gardener, residing on Pre-Emption Road. For several years he has not been in good health, but was seriously ill only three weeks. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. The survivors are his wife, Mrs. Verna French Baker; one son, Masden Baker; two daughters, Miss Edna L. Baker and Mrs. Vernon Alexander; his father, William Baker, all of Geneva; also two brothers, Edward H. Baker of Buffalo and Charles R. Baker of Geneva, his twin brother. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from his late residence on the Pre-Emption Road, with Dr. Ross Randall Calvin, rector of St. Peter's Episcopal church, in charge. Interment will be held tomorrow afternoon at Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 9 October 1943

Mrs. Maude M. Balcom,
aged 68, wife of Percy W. Balcom of 59 Lafayette avenue, died last night at the Geneva General Hospital. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Fairport. Surviving are her husband; one son, Clarence of Phelps; two daughters, Mrs. Lillian Eberhardt of Portland, Maine, and Miss Doris Balcom of Los Angeles, Calif.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lena Burrel of Los Angeles, Calif. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Bennett Funeral Home. Rev. Harry L. Williams, pastor of the local First Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 25 February 1907

Miss Anna Baldridge, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Baldridge of Pulteney street, died yesterday morning at one o'clock after a long and painful illness. She has been confined to the house for the last four months. She was twenty-five years old, and was born at Varick, Seneca county. She afterwards resided for six years at MacDougalls, and the remainder of her life she has resided in this city. She attended the High School and was graduated in the class of '98 with high honors. She then entered Wells college and was graduated in the class of '03 with the highest honors of the class of eighteen, and with the degree of A. B. She was a member of the Phoenix Literarium society and also a member of the mandolin club. On her return to this city, she was a member of the High school faculty teaching history, civics and algebra for about a year and a half. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the family residence on Pulteney street. Rev. W. W. Weller, pastor of the First Presbyterian church will officiate. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 21 February 1923

Claude P. Baldridge,
aged 44 years, died of pneumonia this morning at 6:30 o'clock at Frank S. Jordan's, 60 Elmwood avenue, where he resided. Mr. Baldridge had been ill about a week. He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Ernestine Baldridge of Geneva; his father, Addison Baldridge of Stanley; five sisters, Mrs. John Allen of MacDougall, Mrs. Seward S. Wells of Buffalo, Mrs. Lester Mosher, of Flint, the Misses Mary and Alice Baldridge of Stanley. Mr. Baldridge has for the past ten years been a photographer in this city with his studio at 8 Seneca street, over the Geneva National Bank building. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of Mr. Jordan, Rev. George Nichols, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Seneca Castle, officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 4 April 1927

Rushville, N. Y. - Alfred D. Baldwin,
50, died at the Memorial Hospital in Canandaigua Thursday, following an operation. He leaves his wife; a daughter, Miss Cornelia Baldwin of Rochester; two sons, George and Leslie at home; his mother, Mrs. Lydia Baldwin of Branchport; and a sister, Mrs. Peter Pulver. Burial in Rushville cemetery.



From Batavia Daily News 16 April 1921

LeRoy, N. Y. -
Willis H. Baldwin and family of Elm street have gone to Rushville, called there on account of the death of the former's father, Charles Baldwin, which occurred on Thursday night. Mr. Baldwin had been in failing health for some time, but his condition was not serious up to two weeks ago. He was about 65 years of age and, besides his son in LeRoy, leaves his wife and three other sons, Frank of Canandaigua and Dr. George Baldwin and Dr. Irving Baldwin, both of them located in Pennsylvania; also several brothers and sisters. The funeral will be held from his late home in Rushville at 1:30 p.m. on Monday and at 3:30 o'clock at Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua, the Masons having charge of the services at the grave.



From Ontario County Journal 13 June 1919

The death of Mrs. Erma Goodwin Baldwin, aged 21 years, occurred at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Goodwin, east lake shore, on Tuesday following a long illness. There survive, beside her parents, her husband, H. R. Baldwin; one son, Harry R. Baldwin; one brother, Harry Goodwin; and one sister, Miss Anita Goodwin of Canandaigua. The funeral services will be held at Woodlawn chapel this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery.



From Victor Herald 15 June 1900

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - John Baldwin
died suddenly Tuesday evening. He had been in feeble condition for some time and a sufferer from asthma. For a number of years he has had a cobbling shop in Appleton's shoe store. He was 76 years of age.



From Geneva Daily Times 4 November 1910

John Balfour,
the well-known nurseryman and landscape gardener, died at 12:15 o'clock this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Millard, of No. 211 Pulteney street. The deceased was born 70 years ago in Ireland, but has lived in Geneva for the past 45 years. With the exception of the last year, he has been the caretaker of the city parks and parkways ever since the adoption of the city charter. The deceased has been in ill health since last July and his death was due to a general breakdown. The deceased is survived by three sons, George T. Balfour of Chattanooga, Tenn.; John J. Balfour of Geneva; and Joseph Balfour of Toronto, Ont.; and three daughters, Mrs. R. T. McCow of Elizabeth, N. J., Mrs. William Millard of Geneva and Mrs. C. E. Pier of Corning; and five grandchildren. The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock Monday morning from the home of Mrs. Millard, with Dr. C. M. Sills, D. D., rector of Trinity church, officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 7 December 1933

Geneva, Dec. 6 - Anthony Balistreri
died today at 44 Middle street. He is survived by his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Boni of Geneva  and Mrs. Angelina Vetali of Italy; and a granddaughter. Funeral Saturday at 9 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Church.



From Ontario County Journal 3 September 1880

Victor, N. Y. - Died, on Monday morning, at 5 a.m., Dr. Charles Ball, at his residence in this place. The funeral services were held in the Universalist Church on Wednesday, September 1st, Rev. T. Borden officiating. The church was beautifully draped, and there was a large number in attendance to mourn the loss of so good a friend. He was a man very highly esteemed by all who knew him. Dr. Ball was 68 years of age, and we believe that no one can speak of him but in praise. He was a member of the Universalist Church.



From Ontario County Times 21 August 1878

Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Lavina Ball,
another old resident of this place, departed this life on Sunday morning. Mrs. Ball was a woman respected and beloved by all who knew her.



From Ontario County Journal 21 March 1879

Died -
In Victor, on Monday evening, March 17th, Mrs. Rachael Ball, relict of Dr. Wm. Ball, aged 73 years. Mrs. Ball was the daughter of Dr. Thomas Beach, one of the first doctors who settled in Victor. Mrs. Ball came to this town in the year 1808, and has resided here since that date. She leaves one own child and one by adoption. Mrs. Ball was a kind mother, and a friend to the poor, who will miss her charities. Her death is regretted by her many friends as well as relatives.



From Ontario Repository and Messenger 1 July 1868

Died, in Victor, on the 25th inst., Dr. William Ball, aged 67 years. The Roch. Union says Dr. B. had been ill for some two years of paralytic affection. He located in Victor about the year 1825, and studied medicine with Dr. Thomas Beach of that place, a physician widely known in Western New York. He married a daughter of Dr. Beach and commenced practice in 1829 or '30, and continued ever after, till failing health compelled him to relinquish labor. As a physician, Dr. Ball was successful, and was often called abroad to consult and prescribe in difficult cases. His practice in Victor and that region was extensive. As a citizen, deceased was justly esteemed and held a high social position. He was often called to fill civil offices, and in this as in all else he acquitted himself with credit. He has now closed a long and useful life, and dies with the respect and regret of his fellow citizens. He leaves a widow and one daughter.



From Geneva Daily Times 20 December 1923

The death of Robert Elliott Ballantyne, aged 56 years, occurred suddenly this morning at one o'clock at his home, 43 Lyceum street. Mr. Ballantyne has been suffering from neuralgia of the nerves for the past week but was able to be about. Last night he called for a drink of water, which his wife went to get for him, and when she returned he was breathing his last. Neuralgia of the heart is supposed to be the cause of death. Mr. Ballantyne was born at Melrose, Scotland, and came to America about 35 years ago. For the past ten years, he has been the expert grower of cut flowers and fruits under glass at the New York Agricultural Experiment Station. Previous to that he was for fifteen years superintendent of gardens at Sonnenberg, the estate of the late Mrs. F. S. Thompson. Mr. Ballantyne was Past Master of Canandaigua Lodge No. 904, F. and A. M., and was also a member of Excelsior Chapter No. 104, R. and A. M., never having affiliated with the Geneva Lodges. The survivors are his wife, Mrs. Janet Ballantyne; two sons, Robert E. Jr., and Gordon D. Ballantyne; one daughter, Miss Dorothy Ballantyne, all of Geneva; one brother, James B. Ballantyne of Bridgeport, Connecticut. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at his residence, and will be in charge of the Masons. Rev. Alexander Thompson, pastor of the North Presbyterian church and chaplain of the Geneva Masonic Lodge, will officiate. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Ontario County Chronicle 5 August 1903

Chapinville, N. Y. - Alpheus R. Ballard
was born in the town of Wheeler, Steuben County, January 15, 1826. In 1832 he moved with his parents to Indiana, the trip being made with team. In 1848 he returned to his native town and in 1850 was married to Emeline Cooper. He moved to Chapinville in 1873 and for about 20 years carried on a wagon shop when his health failing, he was compelled to retire from active work. About four years ago he had a partial stroke of apoplexy, from which he never fully recovered. For the past few days there seemed to be a change for the worse with him, although he was able to be about the village. He lay down about 2 o'clock Thursday last and at 3 o'clock it was noticed that he was not breathing naturally and at 6 o'clock he passed away without regaining consciousness. In politics he was a Republican and served as postmaster under Harrison's administration. He was a Seventh Day Adventist and kept the faith religiously, never doing any work on Saturday. He is survived by his wife and three sons, Clinton and Casson Ballard of Shortsville, and Charles Ballard of Chapinville.



From Geneva Daily Times 7 May 1904

Mrs. Emmaline Ballard,
eighty-three years old, widow of the late Alfred Ballard of Chapinville, died Thursday evening at the home of her son, Clinton L. Ballard of Littleville, after a lingering illness of two years duration. Mrs. Ballard was born in Wheeler, Steuben county, in 1821, being one of a family of fifteen children. Her father, Ira Cooper, was a veteran of the war of 1812. She was a resident of Chapinville for over thirty years, her husband dying there about a year ago. She is survived by three sons, Carson L. of Shortsville, Clinton L. of Littleville, and Charles L. of Chapinville; also one brother, Ira Cooper of Chapinville. The funeral was held at the residence at eleven o'clock this morning, Rev. Charles Eddy of Manchester officiating. Burial was at Chapman cemetery in Hopewell.



From Geneva Daily Times 7 March 1938

Pasquale Balletta
of 46 East North street, died this morning after a long illness. Surviving are his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Henry Visco; five grandchildren, of Geneva; and one brother, Louis of Italy.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 11 April 1930

Canandaigua, April 10 - James Balson,
81, former florist, died at Willard State Hospital yesterday. He was born in England and came here 50 years ago. He leaves his widow and three daughters, Misses Jessie H. and Arline Balson, and Mrs. Frank Stiggins of Canandaigua.



From Geneva Gazette 7 March 1884

Daniel Balton Killed at Phelps -
A special telephone dispatch to the Gazette from Phelps this morning says that Daniel Balton, a farmer living 3 1/2 miles south east of that village, was struck by the work train last night while driving across the Central Railroad, and injured so severely that he died within two hours.  Kindling wood was made of the wagon, but the horses were not injured to any extent.  Coroner Howe is holding an inquest this morning.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 8 March 1895

David Bancroft,
an old and esteemed West Bloomfield resident, died Tuesday at the home of his son-in-law, Dr. Sayr, at Allen's Hill, of cancer of the stomach, aged 70 years. He is survived by two children, Matthew Bancroft of West Bloomfield and Mrs. E. B. Sayre.



From Ontario County Times 15 April 1891

Allen's Hill, N. Y. -  Mrs. David Bancroft
died at her home, Tuesday, April 7, after an illness of one week, aged 70 years. She has been an invalid for several years, suffering from heart disease. She leaves a husband and two children, Mathew D. Bancroft of Rochester, and Mrs. Anna B. Sayre of this place. Funeral services were held Friday, Rev. T. C. Carson officiating. Interment at West Bloomfield.



From Ontario County Journal 7 February 1908

The death of Mrs. Ida Benedict Bancroft, wife of P. M. Bancroft, occurred at the family home yesterday morning at 4 o'clock from pneumonia. The condition of Mrs. Bancroft was so much improved for two days preceding her death, the hopes were strong that she would recover but on Wednesday afternoon about 4 o'clock a change for the worse came and she failed rapidly. Mrs. Bancroft was 47 years of age and one of the most useful women in the community. No hand was oftener extended in the hour of need and there are few homes here which have not known the ministering touch. Kindness was the watchword of her life. Her loss is, indeed, great and the sympathy of all goes out to her family and in their sorrow. She leaves, besides her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Albert Damm of Academy, and Misses Grace and Essie Bancroft; and two sons, Frank of Academy, and Clarence; and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Allington of Mainsburg, Pa., and Mrs. Carrie Tiffany of Academy.



From Ontario County Journal 18 December 1896

Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Seymour Bancroft,
aged 67 years, was found dead in bed on Tuesday morning. He had suffered from paralysis for several years, and had failed rapidly of late. His death was not unexpected.



From Fairport Herald Mail 24 November 1915

Mrs. Leo Bandemer,
youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Pegelow, died in the General hospital in Rochester Monday of last week, leaving an infant son only a day old. Mrs. Bandemer leaves beside her husband, Leo Bandemer, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Pegelow, two sisters, Mrs. Fred Eggert, of Fairport, and Mrs. John Behrings, of Palmyra; and four brothers, Ernest and Albert, of Victor; and Fred and George, of this town. Mrs Bandemer was united in marriage last January to Leo Bandemer at the home of her parents, and went to the town of Kent, where she has since resided. She leaves a large circle of friends and relatives in this vicinity, where her girlhood life was spent. The funeral was held from the home of her parents, who reside in the east part of the town, on Friday of last week at noon and at the German church at Victor at 2 p.m.. Interment in the Boughton Hill cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 29 March 1902

The remains of Mrs. Leonora Post Banks, who died Thursday at Canandaigua, arrived in this city on the l:37 o'clock Central-Hudson today.  The remains were taken to Glenwood cemetery where brief services were conducted by Rev. Dr. Palmer, of Penn Yan.  Mrs. Banks was formerly a resident of Geneva.  She was a daughter of the late John Post.



From Ontario County Journal 12 September 1902

The death of Samuel Howard Banks, a young colored man, occurred at his home on Phelps street on Sunday after a two weeks' illness from typhoid fever. The deceased was 23 years of age, and was a son of Spencer Banks, of Phoenix street. He leaves, besides his father, a wife, one child, and a brother and sister, Curtis and Anna Banks, of this village. The funeral was held on Tuesday from the home, and was conducted by Rev. Lewis T. Reed of the Congregational church. The interment was in Woodlawn.



From Ontario County Journal 3 August 1906

John Bann
died at his home on Pleasant street on Saturday afternoon, aged 76 years. Mr. Bann had been in failing health for several months caused principally by the infirmities of old age. He moved here from Cheshire last fall. His wife; one son, John Bann of Detroit, Mich.; and two daughters, Mrs. William Connell and Mrs. James Robinson, of this village, survive. The funeral was held from St. Mary's church on Tuesday morning. The interment was in Calvary cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 21 February 1918

Canandaigua, N. Y., Feb. 20 - Mrs. Margaret Bann
died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Smith Johnson, in North Main street, this morning at 9 o'clock. She was the widow of John Bann and was 85 years of age. She leaves four daughters, Mrs. Smith Johnson and Mrs. Julia Robinson, of this city, Mrs. William O'Brien of Jersey City, and Mrs. M. J. Ishner of West Clarksville; and one son; also two sisters, Mrs. John Casey and Miss Mary O'Brien, both of Rochester. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 9:30 from the St. Mary's Church with interment in Calvary cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 5 February 1858

Died, in this village, on the 16th of January last, Colonel Asahel Bannister, in the 74th year of his age. He was of a robust frame, and enjoyed excellent health until within the last few years when disease assailed him, ending in typhoid fever, which terminated his earthly career after confinement to a sick bed for about three weeks.



From Geneva Courier 10 April 1878

Died, on Thursday, April 4th, Mrs. Elizabeth Bannister, aged 80 years.  When a child of three years, she came to Geneva, her father being one of the earliest settlers.  She has spent the most of her life in this village.  She has out-lived all of her children except one son.  At a ripe old age she has gone to her rest, and her memory will be tenderly cherished by all her friends.  She was a member of the North Presbyterian church.  In her last illness, she was calm and hopeful.  She looked forward to her departure with joy.  Her end was peace.



From Geneva Daily Times 15 November 1909

The funeral of Mary J. Bannister, aged 80 years, who died Friday night at her home in Oaks Corners, will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be in Phelps.



From Geneva Daily Times 22 January 1916

Mrs. Jane Banwell,
widow of Charles Banwell, died early this morning at her home, 231 Genesee street, after an illness of some time. She is survived by two sons, Herbert and Percy Banwell; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Curran and Miss Amy Banwell, all of Geneva. Funeral services will be held Monday from her home at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. Kenneth A. Bray of St. Peter's church officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery..



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