"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
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
After an illness of nearly two years, Mrs. Charles S. Bailey died
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
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.
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
and confined for six months in Andersonville prison. The deceased is
by one sister, Mrs. Julia Ringer of Rochester; and three daughters,
Mrs. Ella Looney and Mrs. Carrie Wood, of Geneva, and Mrs. Julia
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
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
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
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
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.
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
" 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
possible was done to relieve Mrs. Bailey, she died about three hours
the accident occurred. The child, who is responsible for the accident,
nearly crazy with grief, and goes about crying for his mother. The
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
and by the resignation of Col. Bull, was made Colonel. He was much
by the men under his command, and his loss will be regretted by his
and by the community in which he lived. He leaves a wife and two
to mourn his loss. The 126th seems fated. Every day brings the report
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,
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,
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
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
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
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
From Geneva Daily Times 4 May 1922
Mrs. Florinda M. Baker, age 91, died at the home of her son,
Edwards, on the River Road, this morning at 5:20 o'clock, after a long
She is survived by one son, Thomas S. Edwards, five grandchildren and
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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