"Bas" to Baz" Obituaries

From Ontario County Times 8 May 1889

Rushville, N. Y. -  Mrs. Betsey Bassett,
wife of Wm. P. Bassett, aged 78 years, died at her home in Rushville, May 3d, 1889. The funeral was held from the house May 5th, and her remains were buried in the French Cemetery, south of this place.

From Ontario County Journal 8 February 1907

Naples, N. Y. -  H. Ward Bassett,
a well-known builder, died on Saturday, aged 44 years. His death occurred at the home of Frank Wood, where he had been at work completing a fine residence. The attack was sudden, unexpected and violent. He fell in a state of collapse and remained in that condition for 48 hours, when he expired. He had a weak heart and this was complicated with peritonitis. Mr. Bassett was born here and was the only son of Cyrus Barrett. As a workman, he had few superiors anywhere, having early learned his trade from an expert builder. He married Miss Mary Crippen, of this place, who with six children survive him. They are crushed with a sense of their loss. The oldest son, W. Beecher Bassett, is in his second year in the University of Wisconsin, pursuing an electrical engineering course. One daughter is married to Irving Reynolds of Painted Post. Two younger daughters and two little sons are at home. One sister, Mrs. Jennie Odell, lives at Independence. All were here at the funeral, held on Tuesday in the Baptist church, of which Mr. Bassett had long been a member and officer. The pastor, Rev. C. E. Ross, was the officiating clergyman. He was born to his grave by brother workmen and neighbors. His loss is universally lamented.

From Geneva Gazette 24 February 1893

The death of Philander F. Bassett, a lifelong and respected citizen of Seneca, is announced occurring Feb. 21st at his residence near Flint Creek.  His age was about 70 years.  He was a lifelong Democrat and active in the councils of his party, as he was also foremost in all good works for the benefit of his town and fellow-men.  He will be greatly missed in the circle of his acquaintance.

From Ontario County Journal 5 February 1909

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Polly Comstock Bassett,
wife of Isaac Bassett, died at her home in this village on Monday morning at the age of 73 years. For some years she had not been strong, yet her death came suddenly at last. Mrs. Bassett moved to Naples from West Italy eight years ago. She was of a retiring nature and got out but little. Her husband, one son, William, three sisters, Mrs. Ishmael Elwell and Mrs. Andrew Teal, of West Italy, and Mrs. Darwin Donley of North Cohocton; and one brother, John Comstock, of this village, survive her. In former years she had been identified with the Methodist church at West Italy. Rev. S. T. Harding, of the Baptist church, officiated at the funeral on Wednesday. 

From Ontario County Journal 1 June 1877

Rushville, N. Y. - Died  in this village on the 28th inst., Samuel Bassett, nearly seventy years of age.  Mr. Bassett had for a good many years been troubled with heart disease.  He had a severe attack of pneumonia this spring, and from this he never recovered. The constitution which for nearly seventy years had withstood disease, had at last to give up and own death conqueror.  Mr. Bassett, though not a member of any church, had during the past winter expressed a strong hope in Christ. We trust that he has now joined his brothers and sisters in heaven. He was the last but one of a large family, three of whom have died the past winter and spring. His funeral was attended by a large number of friends.

From Fairport Herald 27 March 1941

The funeral of Herman C. Bastian, 53, was held at the home of his son, Edward, in Farmington, Monday afternoon, with interment in Salem cemetery. An inmate of the Rochester State hospital for four years, Bastian had been on parole at the son's home for two years, Coroner Stetson of Canandaigua reports. When he did not return from his daily walk to the home of relatives for Friday night supper, a search was launched. The body was found hanging from a rafter in one of the farm buildings. He leaves two daughters and two sons, Mrs. James Carney of Canandaigua, Mrs. Edward Bauer of Farmington, Edward L. Bastian and Carl Herman Bastian of Farmington; three brothers, Frank of Farmington, Elmer of Perinton, Ernest of Macedon; four sisters, Mrs. Edith Dillman, Mrs. Mary Frank of Perinton, Mrs. William Holtz and Mrs. Frank Yahn of Farmington; three grandchildren.

From Fairport Herald 15 March 1932

Farmington, N. Y. - Mrs. Herman Bastian passed away at her home here Sunday, March 13. She is survived by her husband; four children, Esther, Ina, Carl and Edward; four sisters, Mrs. Frank Grant of East Rochester, Mrs. John Zobel of this place, Mrs. Anna Zobel of Canandaigua and Mrs. John Schrader of Macedon. Funeral services from the late home Tuesday, March 15, and from St. John's Lutheran church in this village at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. E. C. Miller, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial in Salem cemetery.

From Fairport Herald Mail  20 September 1916

The death of Theodore Henry Bastian occurred at his late home about two miles southwest of this village last week Tuesday morning, after a lingering illness. Mrs. Bastian was born in Germany and came to this country when he was twenty-five years of age. His age was 60 yrs. He is survived by his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Richard Frank, Mrs. William Holtz, Miss Ellen Bastian and Miss Edith Bastian of Farmington; and four sons, Elmer Bastian, of Macedon, Frank, Herman and Ernest, of this town. The funeral services were held from his late home on Thursday afternoon at one o'clock, with the interment in the North Farmington Cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 6 February 1891

Henry Batchelder
died at his home Monday morning last, aged 76 years 6 months and 2 days.  The funeral took place Wednesday at St. Francis de Sales Church.  Mr. Batchelder has been a resident of Geneva for the last 49 years.  He was born in Suffolk County, Eng.  He was respected by all who knew him, and his death will be mourned by a multitude of friends.

The Neapolitan 8 January 1880

Mrs. Lucy Batchelder,
who was recently stricken with paralysis, very quietly passed away on Tuesday evening. She had reached the advanced age of eighty-two, and long and well-filled the position of wife and mother. The funeral services will be held from her late residence, Main street, Friday, at 2 p.m. The sons are hourly expected from the west.

From Ontario County Journal 20 June 1913

The death of Charles F. Batchelor occurred at his home on Telyea street, on Saturday evening, aged 65 years. Deceased was a Civil war veteran and a member of G. A. R. post. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Nettie Duwain of Canandaigua; and one son, Frank Batchelor of Rochester. Rev. DeWitt S. Hooker officiated at the funeral services on Monday afternoon. Interment was made in Woodlawn cemetery with the A. M. Murray post in charge.

From Geneva Daily Times 12 May 1905

Nellie H. Batchelor,
twenty years of age, died yesterday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Batchelor, No. 124 Andes avenue. The deceased was taken with pneumonia on April 29, which resulted in her death. She was born in Bo'ness, Linlethgaushire, Scotland, and came to this country and city with her parents in 1889. She was a member of the North Presbyterian church and was particularly active in the Christian Endeavor society of that church. Besides her parents, she is survived by three brothers, John Batchelor, physical director at the Y. M. C. A. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; William C. Batchelor, general secretary of the Y. M. C. A. at Bellevue, Pa.; and Alexander R. Batchelor, of this city. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at two o'clock from the house, Rev. N. B. Remick, D. D., pastor of North Presbyterian church officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 5 October 1894

Suicide of an Old Soldier - Martin V. Bateman,
of Phelps, aged fifty years, committed suicide some time during last Friday night by hanging in his barn.  His body was found by Hiram Wilbur.  The surroundings indicate that Bateman tied the rope to a beam, slipped the noose around his neck, stepped upon a barrel and swung off.  He left a note on a table in his house saying he intended to hang himself.  He leaves no family, his wife having died several years ago.  He was a member of General John R. Murray Post, G. A. R.

From Geneva Daily Times 28 March 1910

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Thomas J. Bateman,
one of Canandaigua's prominent merchants, was found dead in a chair at his home in West Gibson street shortly after noon yesterday by his wife upon her return from church. He had evidently been dead but a few minutes. Coroner Dr. A. W. Armstrong was called and it is said that he found evidence which would indicate that the man had committed suicide. The gas jets were open and the room was closed. Mr. Bateman had been in ill health for some time and he was threatened with a nervous breakdown. He refused to discontinue work at his store, however, until Thursday. He was born in Ireland 52 years ago, but came to this country at an early age. For 25 years he conducted a bakery and grocery, which he conducted up to the time of his death. Although he had been here but a short time he was regarded as a progressive business man. He had served as a director of the Chamber of Commerce since its organization. He leaves his wife, two sons, William and Frank; and two daughters, Marguerita and Theoda, all of this place.

From Geneva Gazette 2 June 1876

Fatal Accident at Canandaigua -
Last Monday morning William Bateman, a mechanic at work on the cornish of the new Union school house, missed his foothold and fell a distance of fifty-five feet, mangling the flesh and bones of his body.  He lived about three hours, a portion of the time sensible and suffering the most excruciating pain.  He fell from the same building twice before, once twelve feet and once twenty-five feet, but was not seriously injured thereby. His wife and child were recently summoned to Ohio to bury a grandfather, and are now hastily recalled to bury a kind husband and father. He was a young man of excellent repute and his misfortune is lamented by a large circle of friends.

From Victor Herald 25 August 1894

Abigail Merrick Bates,
widow of Samuel Bates, was born in Pollet, Rutland county, Vt., in 1803, and died at the home of her daughter in East Victor, Aug. 13th. At the age of 20 years she married Samuel Bates, and removed to Syracuse, in this state, they subsequently removed to Macedon and finally to Victor. For several years past she has lived at East Victor with her daughter, Mrs. Miles Edget. She leaves three children, Mrs. Edget, of this town, one son, living at Clyde, Mich., and another daughter, at Pontiac, Mich. At the age of 17 years, she united with the Methodist church, and continued her connection there during her life. The funeral was held on Tuesday; services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Copeland. The burial was in the village cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 2 March 1907

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Alanson Bates, for the past twenty-nine years a well-known figure in Canandaigua's business section, was attacked with apoplexy in front of the Canandaigua National Bank about noon yesterday. He was removed by kind friends to his home on Bemis street and soon after expired. He was aged 80 years and was born in Palmyra. During his residence in Canandaigua, he had been employed as an expert in making and repairing boot and shoes for the various local dealers. He is survived by his wife, who is a bed-ridden invalid, and by a daughter, Mrs. Stella Morse of Shortsville, and a son, Frank E. Bates of Canandaigua.

From Ontario County Journal 26 September 1913

The death of Mrs. Ann Bates, aged 90 years, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Daniel W. Sanders, on Monday. Besides her daughter, she leaves two granddaughters, Mrs. John McDowell and Miss Grace Saunders of Canandaigua. Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord officiated at the funeral services held yesterday afternoon.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 3 September 1890

Mrs. Delia Bates
died Monday evening at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. Becker, in Victor, and the burial will take place this afternoon in the village cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 8 February 1943

Mrs. Edith L. Bates
of Castle street, died suddenly yesterday morning following an illness of a few hours in the Geneva General Hospital. Surviving are her husband, Arch; one daughter, Mrs. Burton Williams of this city; two brothers, Fred Moss, Elba, and Louis Moss, Batavia; two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Hull, Batavia and Mrs. Fred Johnson, Elba. Services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Bennett Funeral Home. Rev. Harry L. Williams, pastor of the First Methodist church, will officiate.

From Ontario County Journal 27 October 1905

Francis Bates,
who was perhaps one of Canandaigua's oldest continuous residents, passed away at his home on Hubbell street yesterday afternoon, after a lingering illness from Bright's disease. Mr. Bates was born 75 years ago, Aug. 18, 1830, within a few miles of the place where he breathed his last. For many years he followed the trade of carpenter and for some time was engaged in farming. Mr. Bates lived a life of unselfish devotion to his family. He possessed a keen sense of his duties to his fellowmen and in all his dealings he was upright, honorable and dependable. In 1857, he married Miss Greenleaf, who preceded him in death about four years. One son, Rev. Edward Bates, died three years ago. There survive four sons, Samuel G. Bates of Syracuse; Frank, James L. and John N. Bates, of this village; and two daughters, Misses Sarah C. and Mary G. Bates; one brother, George B. Bates of Detroit, is now the last survivor of the family of seven brothers. The funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock and Rev. Frank P. Harrington will officiate.

From Ontario County Journal 19 March 1915

The funeral services of Mrs. Ida Bates, aged 51 years, who was found dead in bed at her home on Green street by her 10-year old daughter, Ruth, on Saturday morning, was held on Monday afternoon. Rev. Livingston L. Taylor officiated. Deceased had been in poor health for some time. Death was pronounced due to natural causes. There survive her husband, Charles A. Bates; three daughters, Mrs. Carrie Wilder, Mrs. John McAllister and Ruth Bates; two sons, Lewis and Arthur Bates. Interment was in West Avenue cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 8 June 1896

Phelps, N. Y. - Joshua Bates,
of Phelps, a veteran of the late war, and a member of General J. B. Murray Post, G. A. R., died Friday afternoon of heart failure, after a short illness, aged 71 years. The funeral services were held at the home yesterday morning and interment made at Seneca Falls. A wife and several daughters survive.

From Ontario County Journal 19 May 1899

Mrs. Mary Greenleaf Bates,
wife of Francis Bates, a lifelong resident of this village, died at her home on Hubbell street at an early hour on Friday morning. Mrs. Bates had been a great sufferer from heart trouble for a number of weeks. The deceased was the daughter of Samuel and Ann Nowlen Greenleaf, and was born in this village on June 22, 1829. She is survived by her husband, two daughters and five sons, Misses Sarah Greenleaf and Mary G. Bates, Samuel G., of Syracuse; Frank, James L., John N. of this village, and Edward F. of Nashotah, Wis. The funeral was held from St. John's church on Sunday morning at 9 o'clock, Rev. C. J. Clausen and Rev. Charles Hayes, of Phelps, officiating.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 7 August 1907

Mrs. Rhoda Bates,
widow of the late Alanson Bates, died at her home in Bemis street, Sunday, aged 80 years. Mrs. Bates had been an invalid for a number of years and her death was due to general debility. She is survived by two children, one daughter in Palmyra, and one son with whom she lived. The funeral was held from the Kennedy undertaking rooms, Tuesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, Rev. W. H. Skeels officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn.

From Ontario County Journal 19 April 1901

Bristol Center, N. Y. -
The death of Russell Bates occurred on Friday at the home of his son, Kelley Bates. He was the oldest person of the town, his age being nearly 90 years. He had been in poor health for several weeks. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Wilkins officiating. Burial at Covel cemetery.

From Ontario Repository and Messenger 1 January 1873

Victor, N. Y. - Samuel Bates of East Victor, who was injured by a stone thrown at him by his son about four weeks ago, died on Friday, December 20. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at Victor on Sunday following.

From Ontario County Journal 27 October 1911

Rushville, N. Y. -
On Saturday at the home of her son, L. R. Bates, occurred the death of Mrs. Triphena Bates, aged 85 years. She was one of four children born to Mr. and Mrs. Roswell Raymond of Cohocton. About 60 years ago, she was married to Albert Bates, who brought his bride to the farm where she lived during her entire married life and where her death occurred. Three children were born to them, one of whom died in childhood. She had been an invalid the past two years, but was tenderly cared for by her two remaining children, Mrs. Warren Hawley, and ex-Supervisor Linwood R. Bates. Besides her children, she leaves a brother, Milo Raymond, of South Haven, Mich., who is over 90 years of age. The funeral was held from the residence on Monday afternoon, Rev. Alfred Trennary, her pastor, officiating.

From Ontario County Journal 23 November 1900

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
The funeral of Van Rensselaer R. Bates was held last Thursday afternoon. Mr. Bates had been in poor health for some time. He leaves, besides his wife, one son and several brothers and sisters. He was 59 years of age.

From Naples Record 2 June 1882

Willard Bates
died of pneumonia last week. Quite a number are sick with this dreaded ailment which proves fatal with so many. We have considerable sickness and mortality this spring, among young and old. Burial West Avenue Cemetery, Canandaigua.

From Geneva Daily Times 14 March 1907

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Willard W. Bates, a well-known Canandaiguan, who has been ill for several months, took a walk near his home on Gorham street Tuesday afternoon and was stricken with apoplexy. He was taken home, but never rallied, and died the same night. He was about 55 years old, and had for years been active at his business of house painter. He leaves a wife, one daughter, Mrs. John McDowell, his aged mother, Mrs. A. T. Bates, and one sister, Mrs. Daniel Saunders.

From Ontario County Journal 7 July 1916

Gorham, N. Y. - 
The death of John Bateson occurred at his home on South street on June 27, after being a sufferer for some time with heart trouble. Mr. Bateson had been totally blind during the past six years and was also very deaf. The deceased was born in England on March 3, 1883. He came with his family to Gorham 37 years ago, and had since resided here, with the exception of a few years residence in Potter Center. He was a shoemaker by trade. He is survived by his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Charles Adamson; and one son, James Bateson, all of Gorham.

From Ontario County Journal 30 April 1897

The funeral of Amanda J. Batterson, who died in Canandaigua on Sunday, the 18th inst., was held in the church here on Wednesday of last week, Rev. H. W. Jones officiating. Mrs. Batterson had been a lifelong resident of this place until she moved to Canandaigua a few years ago. She was a faithful wife and mother and a respected neighbor.

From Ontario County Journal 25 April 1890

Academy, N. Y. - Mrs. Ida Batterson
died at her residence here on the 18th inst., aged 27 years. The funeral was held on Sunday, Rev. Mr. Langworthy officiating.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 13 December 1904

Canandaigua, N. Y., Dec. 12 -
Yesterday at Academy, in the town of Canandaigua, was held the funeral of Jacob Batterson, aged 76 years. Deceased had been a resident of the town for many years and was well and favorably known. One son survives.

From Palmyra Courier 31 May 1928

Lawrence R. Battin
passed away at Clifton Springs Sanitarium Sunday, following an operation. He leaves his wife, Mildred Loomis Battin; three sons, Lawrence, Lorraine and Donald; his father, L. H. Battin of Granville Summit, Pa.,; and two sisters, Lydia of Canton, Pa., and Bertha of Sayre, Pa. Funeral from the home in Farmington at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday, with burial in South Farmington cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 10 April 1905

William H. Batty,
seventy-four years old, died at the City Hospital Saturday night after undergoing an operation for strangulated hernia. He was taken to the hospital Saturday morning from the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Van Nortwick, on South Pulteney street. The deceased recently came here from Corning to make his home. He is survived by his wife, who resides at Corning, his daughter with whom he lived and two sons, John and Thomas Batty of Hornby, N. Y. The remains will be taken to Watkins tomorrow morning at which place the funeral will be held at 10:30. Burial will be in the Watkins cemetery.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 13 April 1939

Geneva, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary E. Bauman,
151 Exchange St., died yesterday after a long illness. She was a member of the Rosary Society of St. Francis de Sales Church. Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Mary Francis Bauman; one brother, Henry Hennessy, Geneva; also three nieces.

From Geneva Daily Times 25 January 1902

Frank Baumgart
died at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, at his home, 11 Powers alley, aged 46 years.  The deceased had been confined to his bed with Bright's disease.  Mr. Baumgart was born in Germany and came to this country 11 years ago. He moved to this city eight years ago.  He was a devout member of St. Francis de Sales church.  The deceased is survived by his wife, Barbara Baumgart, by a son, Charles Baumgart, and by a half-brother, Valentine Ochs, of Seneca county.  The funeral arrangements will be announced later.  Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 15 November 1934

Fred Baumgartner
of 69 North street, senior member of the meat firm of Baumgartner and Sons, died this morning at his home after a long illness. He was 73 years of age. Mr. Baumgartner was born in Switzerland and came to this country fifty years ago. He had been in the meat business in Geneva for forty-five years, starting in partnership with Fred VanHuben. He opened his first meat market at 354 Exchange street and this was later enlarged until it now occupies the block, 352-356 Exchange street. Mr. Baumgartner was a member of the North Presbyterian church, Geneva Lodge of Elks, Chamber of Commerce, the Merchants' Association and Finger Lakes Association. He leaves two sons, Charles of Cleveland and Edward of Geneva; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Reker of Chicago and Mrs. George B. Lewis of Geneva; two nieces, Miss Elizabeth Weismuller of this city, and Miss Margaret Weismuller of Detroit, Mich.; also seven grandchildren.

From Geneva Daily Times 4 February 1908

Mrs. Helena Baxter,
wife of George Baxter of 584 Exchange street, died yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock. She was 52 years old and was born in England. Forty-four years ago she came to this country and to Geneva, where she lived ever since. The deceased was a member of Trinity church. Besides her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Erwin Pinkerton, Mrs. William McDonnell, and Miss Elsie Baxter of this city, and Mrs. Carl Blutau of Rochester; two sons, Frederick and James of this city; one sister, Mrs. Anne Millard; and one brother, John Hill. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon. Rev. C. M. Sills, D. D., will officiate and burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery .

From Geneva Daily Times 28 April 1896

The death of Jas. Baxter occurred at his home north of Geneva Sunday morning after a sickness of about five weeks. The fatal disease was pneumonia. He was aged 61 years and 6 months. He was born in England and came to this country about 42 years ago, the greater part of which time has been spent in and around Geneva. By trade he was a blacksmith, but for the past 12 years he has been devoting his time to agriculture and has lived on his present farm about four miles north of Geneva in the town of Phelps for the past 9 years. Mr. Baxter has been a lifelong member of the Episcopal church and at his death was a communicant of St. Peter's church. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Samuel and George Baxter; two daughters, Mrs. Ellen Riggs and Kate Baxter, also two brothers and two sisters. He also leaves a very large circle of friends who will extend their sympathies to the bereaved family. The funeral will be held from the family residence on Wednesday afternoon, April 29th, at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made in Glenwood. 

From Geneva Courier 24 January 1855

Mr. John Baxter of this village, met with a sad accident on the evening of the 16th inst.  He was returning on the railroad track, from a gunning excursion, and while crossing a bridge, fell between two cross-ties, in attempting to step from one to the other. He struck his head against the timbers fracturing his skull in a dreadful manner.  In this state, he managed to reach the house of Mr. Samuel Carey, who gave him proper attention and was conveyed by him to his home.  He lingered in great agony until Saturday night, when death came to his relief.  His funeral was attended at Trinity Church on Monday afternoon by a large concourse of friend.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 1 April 1916

Geneva, N. Y. - John Baxter,
aged 76 years, died today in his home, 272 Washington street. He leaves his wife and three sons, John, George, and William Baxter, of Geneva; two daughters, Mrs. T. H. Hawkins and Mrs. William Fordon of Geneva; one sister, Mrs. Robert Lambert, also of this city. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home, Dr. J. B. Hubbs, of this city, officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 6 April 1905

Mrs. Sarah H. Baxter,
seventy-nine years old, died at her late home, No. 398 South Main street, this morning at 10 o'clock from the effects of a stroke of paralysis, suffered two weeks ago this morning. The deceased was born in London, England, and came to this country in her youth. She has resided in this city and vicinity for upwards of fifty years. Her maiden name was Fairfax and she was a sister of the late George Fairfax of this city. The deceased is survived by three children, Mrs. M. B. Cameron and Mrs. Francis K. Hardison of this city and Charles Baxter of Rochester; also by five grand children and two great grandchildren. 

From Geneva Daily Times 7 June 1921

Mrs. Sophia Baxter,
widow of the late James Baxter, died at her home, 10 Howard street, last night at 12:30 o'clock. Mrs. Baxter was born in England in 1834, and came to America with her parents when 18 months of age, and has lived in this vicinity practically all her life. She is survived by one son, George Baxter of Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Ellen Riggs and Kate L. Baxter of this city; also several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The funeral services will be held from the family home Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. Alexander Thompson officiating. Interment will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 11 April 1905

Mrs. Thomas Baxter
died at her home on Main street last Thursday morning, April 6th, at about ten o'clock. Hers had been a very active life up to the time of the stroke of paralysis some six weeks ago, since which time she suffered two more strokes, the last proving fatal. Her husband has been dead a good many years, before we began to register our older residents. She was his second wife, and bore him two children, Mrs. F. K. Hardigan and Charles Baxter of Rochester. There were four children of Thomas Baxter by a former marriage, two sons and two daughters, of whom only one survives, Mrs. Carmeron, lately residing with her stepmother and who has in fact been a kind mother to all the children.

From Geneva Gazette 11 October 1895

born in East Cottingworth, Yorkshire, England, August 25th, 1812, died in Geneva, October 8th, 1895, aged 83 years, 1 month 13 days.

From Geneva Daily Times 11 November 1903

William Baxter,
a nurseryman who has been in the employ of William Smith for fifty years, died at 8:30 o'clock this morning at his late home, No. 447 Castle street, aged seventy-two years. Mr. Baxter went to work Saturday as had been  his custom for a half century. During the morning he was taken with a severe chill. He went back home. Symptoms of toxic poisoning developed and death occurred this morning from toxemia. The deceased was born in Suffolk county, England, and came to this country when he was twenty-one years of age. On arriving in this country, he came directly to Geneva where he entered the employ of William Smith. Mr. Baxter grew up with Mr. Smith and his business and for years has been one of his most trusted men. During the later years of the business, Mr. Baxter has had charge of the ornamental tree department in the Smith nursery and also has had charge of all the repairs to the buildings of the firm.  Mr. Baxter was also one of the oldest Odd Fellows of the city. He was a past noble grand of Old Castle Lodge, No. 299, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and was also a member of Ontario Encampment, No. 83. He was a communicant of St. Peter's church. He was survived by a widow one brother, John Baxter, who lives four miles southwest of this city, and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Fitton, of this city.  Burial Glenwood Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 7 May 1909

Bristol, N. Y. - Mrs. Charles Bayles,
who for many years was a resident of this town, died at the home of her son in Honeoye Tuesday. Funeral and burial at East Bloomfield Thursday at 1 p.m.

From Ontario County Chronicle 3 June 1903

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Charles M. Bayles
died at his home in this village yesterday afternoon, aged 62 years. In 1890 Mr. Bayles moved here from Bristol and bought the grist mill on Michigan street, which he continued to operate until the time of his death. He was a veteran of the Civil war and a member of the A. O. U. W. He leaves a widow, three sons, Charles, Lewis and Ellis, and two daughters, Minnie and Mrs. Charles Page, Jr., all of this place; also two brothers, Frank Bayles of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Richard of Fayette, N. Y.

From Ontario County Journal 29 March 1918

Naples, N. Y. - 
On March 18 occurred The death of Lewis E. Baylis, aged 37 years, after an illness of two years with Bright's disease. He moved to Naples from Honeoye, about four years ago and since that time had conducted a candy and ice cream parlor. He leaves his wife, who was Miss Fanny Ferris, of Geneva, and two small sons, Ernest and Harold. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church in charge of Rev. A. H. McKnight.

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