"Ba" through "Bag" OBITUARIES
From Naples Record 21 March 1923
After an illness of about three years. Mrs. Barbara Baader died
at her home in Rhine street on Monday evening, March 19, 1923. She was
a daughter of Jacob and Barbara Reisinger, and was born in Bavaria,
Germany, August 8, 1843. About fifty-five years ago she was united in
marriage with Nicholas Baader. They emigrated to America in 1884, and
moved to Rhine street in 1887 and began raising grapes, being
successful in their culture. Mr. Baader died eight years ago. Deceased
leaves two sons, Henry and Joseph Baader and two daughters, Mrs. Henry
Paul, Sr., and Miss Anna W. Baader, all of Naples. During her long
illness, she had been tenderly cared for in the home by Miss Anna,
assisted by Mrs. Henry Paul and by her sons. She was a good mother, and
the loss to her children is most keenly felt. She was a member of St.
Januarius Catholic church and of the Ladies Sodality Society. Funeral
services will be held from St. Januarius church tomorrow, Thursday
morning, at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. William F. Frank. Interment
in the family plot in Rose Ridge cemetery.
From Geneva Courier 25 December 1861
A little boy aged two years, son of Charles Babbitt of
this village, met with a sad accident, which resulted in his death on
Friday last. The little fellow went to a drawer, from which he
had been in the habit of receiving candy, and took from it an iron
screw, nearly an inch long, which he swallowed. It passed into
his lungs, where it was found after death, which occurred in about an
From Ontario County Journal 21 September 1888
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - The public will learn with sincere regret
of the death of Mr. Abijah Babbitt of this town, which
event occurred on Tuesday, the 18th inst. Mr. Babbitt moved into this
town with his parents in 1816. He was but two years old when his
came from Cayuga county and settled upon the place which he has lived
upon ever since. In 1840 he married Miss Louise Colf, a daughter of
Charles Colf, who then owned the farm on the opposite side of the road
from his father's place. They had but one child, Mr. Charles Babbitt,
but a short distance from the old parental home. Mr. Babbitt has never
been a member of any church denomination, yet during his long life he
been a very regular attendant at church services and liberal
to pastoral support. He cast his first vote for presidential electors
1836, voting for William Henry Harrison. In 1840 he took a very earnest
part in the most exciting campaign ever known in this country, and as a
member of a glee club, sung songs for "Tippecanoe and Tyler, too," in
parts of the county. He never missed a vote for presidential electors
he cast his first ballot, and supported the Whig party during its life
the Republican party ever since. His life has been employed as to
business in agricultural pursuits with a moderate degree of success. He
known by those who have long been acquainted with him, as a most
and benevolent person. He is one among the few who can conscientiously
feel that he has done more for others than others have ever done for
He was buried from his late home on Thursday afternoon last and his
have laid his wearied body in the beautiful cemetery near Gorham
mourned by a large circle of acquaintances.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 April 1945
Gorham, N. Y. - Allen Babbitt, 75, retired farmer of the Town
of Gorham died at his home yesterday following a long period of failing
health. He was a member of the Gorham Presbyterian church and of the
Reeds Corners Grange. Besides
his wife, Maude, there survives two sons, Donald of Dresden and Harold
of Canandaigua, RD; a sister, Mrs. Anna Sidman and a brother, Henry
Babbitt, of Gorham; and four grandchildren. The funeral will be held on
Sunday afternoon from his late home, the Rev. Luther Bostrum
officiating. Burial will be in the Gorham cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 24 January 1896
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - One of the oldest and most highly
respected citizens passed away on Thursday of last week, in the person
of Mrs. B. Babbitt, aged 76 years. The funeral was held from
her late home on Saturday, the interment being at Gorham. A large
number from the Corners attended the funeral and paid their last
respects to their aged friend.
From The Shortsville Enterprise, November 2, 1889, Vol. 7, No. 44,
We see it stated that B. T. Babbitt, the well known soap
manufacturer who died recently in New York city, was once a resident of
Port Gibson. Singer, the sewing machine inventor, was also a resident
of the same village.
Thanks to Martha McGill for this donation.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 June 1914
Rushville, N. Y. - The death of Charles Babbitt occurred at
his home near Reeds Corners Thursday morning. He was born Oct. 23,
1841, and always lived in this vicinity. He was overseer of the poor
for many years. He leaves his wife and two sons, Allen and Henry of
Reeds Corners; and one daughter, Mrs. Ann Sidman of Geneva. The funeral
was held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev Dr. McColl of Gorham
Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial at Gorham.
From Geneva Daily Times 9 July 1929
Reeds Corners, July 9 - Mrs. Harry Babbitts died at her home Monday
morning, July 5th, after several weeks' illness. She leaves her
husband, one son, Arden Babbitts of Rochester; two daughters, Doris and
Arlene at home; her mother, Mrs. Alice Dewey of Canandaigua; five
brothers, Earl, George and Alfred of Canandaigua; Warren of Chicago and
Fred of Durham, N. C. She was a member of the Gorham Presbyterian
church and Reeds Corners Grange. Funeral was held on Wednesday at 2
o'clock from the home with burial in Gorham cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 19 July 1901
Mrs. Anna M. Babcock died Saturday at the church home in Pulteney
street, aged 85 years. The deceased had lived at the home for six
years. She is survived by two sons and one daughter, Mrs. Fannie
Hibbard of Phelps. The funeral was held from the home at 8:30
o'clock Monday morning. Rev. C. O. S. Kearton officiated.
Interment at Palmyra.
From Ontario County Chronicle 21 October 1903
Friday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. L. Benham, Chapin
street, occurred the death of Charles T. Babcock, aged 82
years. Deceased was for many years a resident of Hopewell, and leaves
besides his daughter, one son, Frank P. Babcock of this place. The
funeral was largely attended Sunday afternoon.
From Ontario County Journal 10 November 1893
Margaret B. Babcock, wife of Dr. Stanley C. Babcock, the physician
in attendance at the Keeley Institute in this village, died at 5
o'clock Tuesday morning, of peritonitis, following the birth of a
stillborn child. Mrs. Babcock's mother, who is an invalid, is in a very
critical condition in Buffalo, so much so that a sister was called from
Mrs. Babcock's bedside Monday to attend her mother. Prayers were held
Tuesday evening at the residence of the deceased, 341 Main street.
Wednesday morning the bodies of the mother and child were taken to
Buffalo for burial. Mrs. Babcock was 28 years old. She had been married
about a year and a half.
From Ontario County Journal 9 December 1887
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Phebe Babcock, mother of E. P. Babcock,
died on Sunday last, aged 88 years, and was buried Tuesday. She had
done life's work well, and was ready and glad to depart. The
infirmities of old age had come upon her and for some years she had
been comparatively helpless. Her only remaining daughter, Melissa, has
cared for her devotedly. Of a large family, only these two children
mentioned are living. She had followed to the grave her husband, the
late Joseph Babcock, and ten children. Mrs. Babcock was a woman of
strong character and an earnest Christian, and her memory is precious.
From Geneva Gazette 11 May 1900
of Mrs. George L. Bachman occurring on the 3d inst. carried
profound affliction to the family and keen sorrow to a wide circle of
acquaintances in the Church and community. The immediate
relatives surviving are the husband and one son. The deceased was a
devout, helpful member of the North Presbyterian Church, whose pastor,
Rev. Dr. Remick, officiated at her funeral held Saturday. Her age
was 60 years. Interment at Glenwood.
From Ontario County Journal 1 November 1895
Thurman Hendricks Bachman, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. William
George Bachman of Geneva, committed suicide at Albany last Thursday
night. Bachman was 22 years of age, and a student at the Albany law
school. No cause can be assigned for the rash act, except temporary
insanity during an attack of la grippe. Bachman was an exceedingly
popular young man and his sad death has caused a gloom in Geneva. The
funeral service, Sunday afternoon, was a particularly sad one. Rev. Dr.
Remick of the North Presbyterian church, officiated. Floral offerings
were in great abundance. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 15 July 1892
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Caroline Bachmann died at her home in
this place Wednesday night, after a long and suffering sickness, aged
56 years. The funeral services were observed at the house Saturday
afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. D. D. Davis, of Chapinville, officiating.
Interment in the new cemetery.
From Geneva Courier 24 July 1861
Edmund W. Backenstose - This unfortunate young man, who enlisted
in Capt. Walker's company, to serve his country, was brought home on
Monday last, from Washington, a corpse. He was accidentally shot
by one of his comrades (Thomas Baxter) who went from this village.
The facts, as near as we can learn them
from Mr. D. Colvin, who was with the company at the time he was shot,
and brought the body back to Geneva, are as follows:
Backenstose and Baxter were setting in their camp some six or eight
feet apart, conversing about the war, and telling each other how they
would like to get a chance at some of the Secessionists. While
they were talking, another soldier came in who had been on guard, and
stacked his gun with a lot of others near where Baxter was sitting.
Baxter jerked it up, drew back the hammer, supposing it was not
loaded, leveled it at Backenstose, and shot
him. The ball entered his right lung, passed through the body and
came out at the spine. The poor fellow threw up his arms, fell
back and exclaimed, "O Fred !" meaning, it is supposed, Fred Turck, who
is a member of the same company, and was near by when the gun went off.
These were the only words he spoke before he died, living about
fifteen minutes after he was shot.
His body arrived here on the P. H. Field, at about half past ten on
Monday morning. A large concourse of people, accompanied by the
Canadesaga Guards, were on the dock waiting for its arrival when it was
escorted from the steamboat to the residence of his parents, on the
south side of the Park, where it remained until 6 o'clock, when
appropriate services were had in the presence of a large number of
citizens. The remains were deposited in the Washington Street
From Geneva Gazette 15 October 1875
F. T. Backenstose, Esq., a well-known insurance and collecting
agent, of this village, died Tuesday last after an illness of several
months. He was an attentive and laborious man in his calling, of
unquestioned integrity in all dealings with his fellow-men, a good
neighbor and kind husband and father. He was a native of Geneva and
spent almost his whole life among us. His age was about sixty-three
From Phelps Citizen 31 March 1895
Mrs. John Backenstose, one of the oldest and best known residents of Geneva, died last Thursday, aged 74 years.
From Geneva Palladium 11 July 1827
In this town on the 5th inst. Miss Olive Backenstose, aged
19 years. She died in
consequence of an injury on the head, received the evening previous, in
a wagon after the horses had started to run. Several companions
were in the wagon at the time,
taking a ride in the cool of the evening, when the accident occurred
which deprived the deceased of life.
From Ontario County Journal 29 December 1876
Died - at his home in this village on the 26th inst., Clinton
C. Backus, in the 65th year of his age. Mr. Backus was born at
Freetown, county of Cortland in this state, January 18th, 1812.
He became a resident of Canandaigua in 1864, and although but
comparatively a few of the active years of his life were spent in our
midst, yet he endeared himself to whomever he came in contact with.
He has held several positions of trust and responsibility since
he came among us, and whatever the work assigned him to do it was well,
faithfully and uprightly executed. A wife and three daughters are
left with hearts bleeding, because the tender husband and loving father
is no longer of the household. Two of the daughters
are married, the oldest the wife of Hon. Hanford Struble, of Penn Yan;
the other of H. C. Harpending, Esq., of Dundee. The funeral
exercises were conducted at his late residence on Dungan street at 3
o'clock yesterday. The deceased was a man of more than
ordinary business qualifications, and as an exemplary christian,
a safe adviser and a true friend he had few equals. We deeply
with the bereaved family, as we well know the broken tie has cast
deep the shadows of sorrow; but why not look up and smile even in
the midst of tears, for the summons that called the father, husband and
friend gives to him a peaceful rest in the home of immortality.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 August 1906
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The death of James Backus, of
this place, occurred Wednesday evening after a lingering and painful
illness of nearly five years. He was born in Manchester, England,
February 22, 1837, and came to this country at the age of four
years with his parents. They settled near Phelps. His parents were
William and Sarah Backus. He had lived on the place where he died for
the past twenty-six years. Mr. Backus was a member of the Gordon
Granger Post, No. 7, of Clifton Springs. He served three years of the
Civil war in the navy and was a participant while on board the frigate
St. Lawrence in the battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac. He was
full of patriotism for his country and the old flag until the last. Mr.
Backus was married to Hannah Blaney, of Sag Harbor, L. I., in 1862. Six
children were born to them, three of whom are living, Mrs. George Lehr,
of this place, John W. Backus of Walworth, and Edward A. Backus of
Despatch. He is also survived by his wife and two brothers, John of
Rainer, Oregon, and Edward, of Newark.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 April 1911
Mrs. Mary Frances Backus, wife of William Backus, died at her home
three miles west of this city, on the Robert Henston farm, this
morning. She was 36 years old. Besides her husband, she leaves two
children, Pauline and Gordon Backus; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George
R. Steele; three brothers, Volney, Fred and James, all of this city;
two sisters, Mrs. Burt Pound of Cleveland, O., and Mrs. Frank Deming of
From Cortland Standard 29 April 1896
Canandaigua, N. Y. April 27 - Samuel Backus died
at his home in this village, 76 years old. Mr. Backus was a civil
engineer of well-known reputation and had been engaged in large
contracts and projects in this and other states. When a young man, he
was a telegraph operator and at one time was intimately associated with
Professor Morse, the father of telegraphy. He married the oldest
daughter of the late ex-governor, Myron H. Clark, of this village.
From Livonia Gazette 11 February 1927
The funeral of Mrs. Alice Belle Bacon, widow of Edward J.
Bacon, was held from her late home last Saturday at 2 o'clock. The Rev.
George H. Nelson officiated and interment was made in Lakeview
cemetery, Honeoye. Mrs. Bacon was the daughter of George and Hannah
Sharpsteen and born October 5, 1858, in Canadice. She was united in
marriage at her parents' home with Edward J. Bacon on October 25, 1881.
There were three children, Clarence, Ernest and Glenn Bacon, two of who
survive, Clarence and Glenn; also seven grandchildren, Walter, June,
Norris, Helen, Katherine, Edward and Marian Bacon, all of Hemlock; and
one brother, Robert Sharpsteen, of Rochester. Mrs. Bacon had been in
poor health for several years but was able to be about the home until
about a week before her death. She had heart trouble and contracted
pneumonia. Miss Alma Connor, Mrs. Eva Connor and Miss DuBois cared for
her during her last illness. Mrs. Bacon selected the scripture text
used at her funeral, Psalm 23, 4th verse, also the hymns that were
sung, and named the bearers who were Mr. Bentley, Leon and Gay Osborne,
W. W. Hoppough, Frank VanBuren of Hemlock, and Guy McCrossen of
Rochester. She was a member of the Hemlock Methodist Episcopal Church
and the W. C. T. U. Sincere sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.
From Ontario County Journal 23 July 1915
Honeoye, N. Y. - Last week Thursday evening occurred the death of Mrs. Robert Bacon
at her home, one-half mile east of this village, after an illness of
several weeks, as a result of a stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Bacon, whose
maiden name was Eliza McIlvaine, was born in Ireland 80 years ago. In 1860, she
married William Drain and 50 years ago she came to the town, where she
had since lived, In 1891, Mr. Drain died and in 1901, she married
Robert Bacon, besides whom she leaves six daughters, Mrs. George Wood,
Mrs. Thomas Kennedy, Mrs. John Burns, Mrs. John McIlvaine, Mrs. Roy
Bentley, Mrs. William Bacon; two sons, Samuel and Robert, three
brothers, Robert McIlvaine of South Dakota, Thomas of East Bloomfield,
and Joseph of Bristol; two sisters Mrs. Fred Bacon and Mrs. Jane
Cochran; 23 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bacon was a
member of the Congregational church for the past 18 years and was much
interested in all the work connected with it. The funeral was held from
that church on Saturday afternoon, Rev. Gordon Henshaw and Rev. Arthur
Dill officiating. Burial was made in Lake View cemetery.
From Geneva Courier 15 November 1882
Death of Mrs. Bacon - Died, in Phelps, on the evening of the
7th, Mrs. Emma
Bacon, wife of the late Q. W. Bacon, and daughter of Benjamin and
Wealthy Billings, grand-daughter of Robert Allyn, Esq., of Allyn's
Point, Conn. She was born in Poquetanick, New London County,
Conn. Dec 18th, 1803. Moved with her parents to Durham, this
State, in 1813; from there to (then) Palmyra, now Macedon, Wyoming Co.,
June, 1818. She was married to Joel W. Bacon, of Waterloo, by the
Rev. John A. Clark, April 7, 1827. She was a worthy and
consistent member of the Episcopal church for more than sixty
years. Was confirmed by
Bishop Hobart in the old Union Church of Palmyra village. The
funeral service was held at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. W.
Sayres, on the 10th. She was buried at Waterloo beside her
husband and three children. Six remain, two daughters and four
sons, all married. Her sons, Benjamin, Thaddeus, Francis, and
Frederic were the bearers. As the sun was just going down they
laid her away in her last resting place here, a fitting act in the
closing scene of the life of an affectionate, faithful, loving mother.
From Ontario County Journal 2 March 1894
Honeoye, N. Y. - Mrs. Emma L. Bacon, wife of Robert Bacon, died of
consumption on Saturday, February 24, aged 61 years. The last services
were held from her late home on Monday, Feb. 26, at 1 o'clock, Rev. Mr.
Day, officiating clergyman.
From Ontario County Journal 26 March 1909
Honeoye, N. Y. - Ernest Bacon, 22 years of age, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Bacon, residing in the western part of this town, committed
suicide on Wednesday evening, by inhaling bicarbonate of sulphur,
covering himself deep in the hay mow. A letter to his parents gave the
cause for the rash act. The young man went to the barn in the evening,
as was his custom, to do the chores. When found dead some time after,
it was discovered that he had been performing his work as usual, for a
pail of milk, which in some manner had been overturned and spilled, and
his cap full of eggs were found. He was to have been married in the
near future. Coroner McDowell reviewed the remains on Thursday morning.
The funeral will be held from the home tomorrow at 1 o'clock with
burial at Honeoye.
From Ontario County Journal 25 February 1898
The sudden death of Mrs. Harriet Eliza Simonds Bacon, wife
of ex-Sheriff Orin S. Bacon, at her home in Victor Friday afternoon was
a shock to her many friends in this village. She had not been well for
several weeks but her condition was not considered alarming. She had only been confined to her bed a few days,
and on the afternoon of her death had written a letter to her daughter,
Mrs. Dunlop. Mrs. Bacon was 60 years of age and had always lived in
Victor. She leaves, beside her husband, an aged father, Albert Simonds,
and four children, Orin S. Bacon, Jr., of Canandaigua, Rev. Albert S.
Bacon of Niagara Falls, Mrs. George Dunlop of Spring Valley, and Mrs.
Edward W. Simmons of Canandaigua. The funeral was held from the family
residence Monday at 10 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Ellinwood of Victor
officiating. The remains were brought to this village and interred at
From Ontario County Journal 21 July 1893
The death of Jennie Osborne Bacon, of Victor, occurred at
the home of her sister, Mrs. George Dunlop, of Spring Valley, N. Y.,
last Friday morning. For some time she had been afflicted with a
pulmonary disease, which finally resulted fatally. It was in the hope
that she would experience relief from this trouble that she was removed
to Spring Valley. Miss Bacon was twenty-two years of age at the time of
her death, and was the daughter of O. S. Bacon, Esq., manager of the
McKechnie & Co. Bank, and ex-sheriff of the county. Besides her
father and mother, she leaves two brothers, Rev. Albert Bacon of
Niagara Falls and Orin S. Bacon, Jr., of this village, and two sisters,
Mrs. George Dunlop, of Spring Valley, and Mrs. Edward W. Simmons of
this village to mourn her loss. Miss Bacon was for some time a student
at the Granger Place School and had a wide circle of friends in
Canandaigua. The funeral was held from the residence of Orin S. Bacon,
Jr., on Gorham street, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, interment at
From Geneva Courier 15 November 1876
Died, last night in Phelps, Joel Bacon, aged about
78. Mr. Bacon moved into this town about 20 years ago from Waterloo. He
was a quiet and excellent citizen, a gentleman of wealth and legal
culture. It is said he never employed a physician but lived to a good
old age without one. Phelps, November 14, 1876
From Ontario County Chronicle 28 January 1903
Canandaiguans were shocked Sunday upon hearing of the death of the Rev.
Stebbins Bacon. Mr. Bacon had been the supply pastor of the
Presbyterian church, he and his wife making their home with their
niece, Mrs. E. W. Simmons, Howell street. Sunday morning he arose and
was apparently in his usual good health. The family were at breakfast
when Mr. Bacon was suddenly stricken with paralysis. Dr. Jewell was
summoned, and although everything possible was done to alleviate Mr.
Bacon, he died peacefully at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, just after the
bells which summoned him so often had ceased to toll. Mr. Bacon's home
was in Pulteney, Steuben county, but for the past two years he had
resided in this village, where he officiated as supply pastor, first of
the Congregational church and then of the Presbyterian church. John
Stebbins Bacon was born at Potter, Yates county, 69 years ago. He was a
son of Hiram Bacon, a farmer, and was graduated from the Auburn
Theological Seminary. He held his first charge at Amboy, Steuben
county. Later he officiated at Syracuse, Niagara Falls and Corning. His
health finally failed and he was compelled to retire from regular
pastoral duties. He was a man of recognized ability, had a warm and
genial disposition, and his death is a great loss to the community. He
was prominent in Masonic circles, having served as chaplain of the
Grand Lodge of the State and of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons.
He is survived by his wife and one brother, Daniel Bacon, of Pultney.
The funeral was very largely attended from his late home yesterday
From Ontario County Journal 8 April 1887
Canadice, N. Y. - Mrs. Laura L. Becker, wife of Fred D. Bacon,
of Richmond, died of consumption at the residence of Charles Dunham
of Bristol, on March 23, aged 28 years. She had been in poor health a
long time, and death was a happy release from her sufferings. She was
the last of five daughters of J. F. Becker of this town, four of whom
died of the same disease. Though worn by trouble and disease, yet the
assurance of meeting mother, sisters, a dear little child, and
her blessed Saviour, cheered her dying moments, and trustingly and
triumphantly she closed her weary eyes to waken where sickness and
sorrow never come.
A father and three brothers, together with a large circle of relatives
and friends, mourn her loss. Rev. Isaac Curtis conducted the funeral
services at the Congregational church at Honeoye, March 25.
From Naples Record 2 April 1919
Mrs. Leona Bacon, aged
32, died at her home in West Richmond, on March 18, 1919. Mrs. Bacon's
girlhood days were spent in Canadice, where she had many friends. Among
her young associates she was a general favorite. She leaves her husband,
Clarence Bacon, and four small children, the oldest being eight years
old. Her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. David Preston, of Hemlock; two
brothers, George and William Preston of Canadice; one half-brother,
Jerome Kinney of Syracuse, and two sisters, Mrs. Esther Becker of
Canadice, and Mrs. Charlotte Sheppard of Hemlock, also survive. The
funeral was held from the home on March 19th, Rev. Mr. Blish, pastor,
officiating. Burial was in Lakeview cemetery, Honeoye.
From Livonia Gazette 26 November 1926
Millard Bacon died at Clifton Springs sanatorium Wednesday morning,
November 17, after an illness of four days of infantile paralysis. The
remains were brought to Lake View cemetery, Honeoye, for burial. The
Rev. M. R. Hartley made a prayer at the grave. Millard Bacon was the
youngest son of Robert and Caroline Barkley Bacon and was born in
Honeoye twenty-two years ago. About three years he married Miss Lula
Stone of Canadice, who with their infant daughter survive him. He is
also survived by two brothers, Carl and Kenneth Bacon, of Syracuse.
From Ontario County Chronicle 24 July 1901
Orrin S. Bacon, Sr., died on Monday evening at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Edward W. Simmons, in Howell street, in this village,
aged 64 years. Mr. Bacon had been confined to hs home for several weeks
by a complication of diseases, and from the first there was little hope
of his recovery. Last Wednesday his condition was made more serious by
an accident which resulted in breaking his right leg above the knee.
From this terrible shock, he did not rally and his condition grew worse
until the time of his death. Orrin Stebbins Bacon was born in Academy,
in the township of Canandaigua, March 29, 1837. He was a son of the
Rev. Hiram Bacon, a Free Will Baptist minister. The deceased was
educated in the common schools and spent three winters
in the Dundee Academy. When seventeen years of age he taught school one
winter in the town of Jerusalem, Yates county. In 1855 he removed to
where he spent one year in farming. Subsequently for twenty-three years
he was engaged in the meat business. During his long residence in
Victor, he was prominently identified with the affairs of the village.
He was a
Republican and held several minor offices in his town. During the life
Henry S. Pierce, he was identified with Pierce faction of the
party and in 1879 he was nominated and elected Sheriff of the county.
the appointment of Henry S. Pierce as internal Revenue Collector, Mr.
was appointed by President Chester A. Arthur to the position of Deputy
Revenue Collector, which office he held for four years. In 1887 he was
by McKechnie & Co, bankers, of the village, as financial manager.
the death of James A. McKechnie in 1889, he was appointed trustee and
executor of the estate. The McKechnie bank was organized two years ago,
Bacon was elected President and manager of the institution, which
he held at the time of his death. He was a member of Milnor Lodge, F.
A. M., of Victor. Mrs. Bacon, who was Miss Harriet E. Simmons of
died several years ago. He is survived by two sons, Orin S. Bacon, Jr.,
of Canandaigua; the Rev. Albert S. Bacon, of Niagara Falls; two
Mrs. Edward W. Simmons of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Lilian Dunlop, of
Valley, N. Y. The funeral of the deceased will be held from his late
at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Interment in Woodlawn.
From Livonia Gazette 18 September 1896
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Philip Bacon died on the 11th inst., at his
home in the town of Richmond, at the age of 80 years. Mr. Bacon was
born in Yarmouth, England, in 1816. He and his wife, Mary Mace, came to
this town in 1850, residing here since that time. With no means, from
extreme poverty, he became a well-to-do farmer, always respected for
his honesty. He left six sons and two daughters, Philip and George of
Rochester, Edward, Fred, John and William, of this town; Mrs. Caroline
Springstein of Bristol, and Mrs. William Sennet of this town. The
funeral was attended by the Rev. Mr. Day.
From Ontario County Journal 18 September 1896
Honeoye, N. Y. - Philip Bacon, Sr., died after a week's
illness, early Friday morning, Sept. 11, aged nearly 80 yrs. The
funeral was held from his late residence on Saturday afternoon, at 2
o'clock, and from the Congregational church at 3 o'clock, Rev. S. M.
From Ontario County Journal 24 February 1911
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Phillip Bacon, who was found dead in
his room in Rochester, Feb. 15, of heart disease, was for many years a
resident of the town of Richmond, and for a term of years he worked
Mrs. Permelia Ogden's farm just south of the Hill. Mr. Bacon leaves a
wife, two sons and one daughter, three brothers and one sister, who
reside in this town; one brother in Canadice and one brother in
Rochester. The remains were brought to Honeoye Friday, where the
funeral services were held and the body was interred in Lakeview
From Ontario County Journal 1 September 1916
Honeoye, N. Y. - Early Thursday evening occurred the death of Mrs. Robert Bacon at
a Rochester hospital as the result of an operation she underwent a week
ago. Mrs. Bacon had been ill for three months. Mrs. Bacon, whose maiden
name was Caroline Barkley, was a daughter of LaFayette Barkley and
Esther Allen and was born in the eastern part of the town on December
2, 1876. In 1898 she married Robert Bacon, Jr. Previous to her
marriage, Mrs. Bacon had taught for several years in the public schools
of this vicinity and for the past three or four years had again taken
up the work. Besides her husband, she leaves three sons, Carl, Kenneth
and Millard; her mother, Mrs. Esther Allen, of Seneca Falls; two
brothers, Charles of Watkins and William of Seneca Falls; three
sisters, Mrs. Steven Tate and Mrs. Charles Land of Auburn, and Mrs.
Edward Lobuschefsky of Syracuse. The funeral was held on Sunday from
the Congregational church of which she had been an active member for
the past twenty-five years. Burial was made at Lakeview cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 10 December 1915
Honeoye, N. Y. - On Thursday morning occurred the death of Samuel Bacon in
a Buffalo hospital as the result of an operation. Mr. Bacon was a
well-known farmer and had lived for many years in the eastern part of
the town. He was born in this town 42 years ago, and had lived all his
life here, with the exception of seven years in Livonia. In 1893 he
married Miss Lilly Pestle of Bristol, besides whom he leaves three
sons, Ralph, Fay and Merton, all of this village; his father, Robert
Bacon; three brothers, William of Rockford, Wash., John of Rush, and
Robert of this village. The funeral was held on Saturday from the
Congregational church, Rev. Gordon Henshaw officiating. Burial was made
in Lakeview cemetery.
From Neapolitan Record 1 October 1890
Sanford Bacon, a
highly respected young man, died after a few days' illness of hemorrhage
of the lungs, on Saturday morning, aged 27 years. The funeral services
were held on Monday, the Rev. Mr. Day officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 12 June 1896
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Lucy M. Badeau died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Hosea, in this village, Wednesday, June 3, aged 71
years. She was a sister of the late Elias Maxfield.
From Ontario County Journal 2 April 1909
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Margaret Cowan Badeau died on Tuesday, aged
67 years. She had been ill two weeks with pneumonia, which had of
itself been overcome, but left her so weak that she actually died of
exhaustion. She was the wife of Dyer A. Badeau, a merchant of the
village. Her birthplace was Utica; her home later, Darien, where she
married Warren P. Burr, who afterward enlisted in the Civil war and
died from the effects of his service, leaving her with two little boys.
In 1872, she married Mr. Badeau. Their oldest daughter, Mrs. Arthur
Tourtlet, died in Italy, where the family had lived many years, coming
to Naples about six years ago. Mrs. Badeau was much interested in
church and temperance work and was a most estimable woman. Her sons, W.
P. Burr, of Darien, and E. P. Burr, of Manchester, N. H., were with her
at the last. One daughter, Mrs. William Kennedy, lived with her. The
funeral is today, her pastor, Rev. James Moss, of the Methodist church
From Ontario County Journal 22 February 1889
Canadice, N. Y. - Mrs. Addie Badger, wife of Benjamin Badger, died
January 30th of consumption. Mrs. Badger had been steadily failing for
some weeks, and though a great sufferer, she was perfectly resigned and
ready "to depart and be with Christ." A daughter and three sons, with a
husband, are left to mourn her loss. Rev. Elder Brown conducted the
funeral services on the 1st inst.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 2 August 1927
Canandaigua, N. Y., Aug. 1 - Lewis E. Badger, 50, died at his home
on West Gibson street yesterday after a long period of poor health. He
was born at Honeoye but had resided in this place about a dozen years.
He is survived by his wife, four sons, Floyd Badger of Clifton Springs,
Maurice and Frank Badger of this city; and three daughters, Misses
Madeline and Marguerite Badger of this city, and Mrs. F. G. Van Hoeven
of Newark. He also leaves a brother, George Badger of Springwater.
Funeral at the home tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. William
E. Searles officiating. Burial at Canadice.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 July 1903
Mrs. Ann Eliza Badgley, aged 83, died at 12:30 o'clock this
morning at the home of
her son, A. W. Badgley, 303 Castle street. She had been in feeble
health for some time owing to her advanced age. She is survived by her
son, A. W. Badgley, and three daughters, Mrs. Charles C. Mosher, Mrs.
C. W. Gilbert and Miss Mary Badgley, all
of Geneva. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9:45
o'clock. The burial will be made in Lakeview cemetery, Farmer.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 April 1910
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - From being poisoned in some way not
surely known at this time, Mrs. Barlow Baggerly, wife of
Barlow Baggerly, a farmer just south of this village on Pearl street,
and Charles Cooley, who lived in this village but was employed
by Mr. Baggerly, died last evening; and Mr. Baggerly is in a critical
condition. A daughter, Norma Baggerly, was the only one of the four
that had dinner at noon yesterday at the Baggerly home to escape
poisoning. The family had dinner at 12 o'clock yesterday as usual and
Norma returned to school in this village. She was not in any way
affected by poison. Mr. and Mrs. Baggerly and Mr. Cooley became
violently ill shortly after dinner, however, and during the afternoon
Mr. Cooley was removed to his home on South street in this village. He
died shortly after 7 o'clock last evening, and Mrs. Baggerly died about
8:30 o'clock. The dinner meal consisted of tomato soup, pork, potatoes,
bread and butter and corn starch pudding.
Mr. Baggerly is still alive today, although very ill. The physician
says he will recover. The only part of the dinner which Miss Norma
Baggerly did not partake of was the sauce on the pudding. The others
ate this sauce. Coroner Eiseline of Shortsville held an inquest today
and gave a verdict that Mrs. Baggerly and Mr. Cooley were victims of
accidental poisoning. It was brought out that the reason Miss Baggerly
did not eat the pudding sauce was because she disliked the vanilla with
which it was flavored. The remainder of the pudding which was not eaten
with the dinner was thrown out and eaten by the dog which was also made
From Ontario County Journal 3 June 1910
Rushville, N. Y. - Charles Baggerly died early Saturday
morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. M. S. Lounsberry of Potter
Center, aged 89 years. His death was the result of heart failure. He is
survived by three daughters, Mrs. M. S. Lounsberry, Potter Center; Mrs.
Myron Hobart, Stanley; Mrs. Brennan of Pennsylvania; and one son,
Charles, of Michigan. The funeral was held Monday morning at Stanley
and burial was at Orleans.
From Ontario County Journal 13 December 1912
The death of Cranson Baggerly occurred at the home of his
son, George D. Baggerly, on Monday afternoon, aged 89 years. He is
survived by one daughter, Mrs. Addie Chase, of Rochester; two sons,
Edward of Bath, George D. of Canandaigua; and one sister, Mrs. Mary
Spears of Orleans. The funeral services were held yesterday morning
from her late residence, Rev. DeWitt S. Hooker officiating. Interment
was at Clifton Springs.
From Ontario County Times 20 January 1875
Another Pioneer Gone to His Rest - Under the appropriate head,
will be found a notice of the death of Everett Baggerly, a
well-known and pioneer resident of Clifton Springs. The latter part of
deceased last, he was suddenly stricken with paralysis while at the
residence of his his son-in-law, Mr. Thomas Sheriff of Clifton Springs,
where he has made his home for the past several years. On Saturday last
the disease culminated in his death, at the advanced age of 90 years.
His funeral was largely attended on Tuesday. Mr. Baggerly was one of
the pioneers of eastern Ontario, coming to this county in the year
1805, from Montgomery county, Maryland. In his immigration he was
accompanied by his parents, with eight brothers and two sisters. The
family settled in the town of Phelps where he resided up to within a
few years of his death. He was married, after his arrival here, in
1811, to Miss Sarah Larnard, by whom he had six children -- three of
whom are still living. At the time of his death, he was a leading
member of the M. E. Church, having joined that organization in 1803 --
seventy-two years ago. During the latter years of his life the deceased
was in the habit of writing considerably -- his subjects being of the
most diverse character -- and thus kept his mind active and alive to
passing events, and, at the same time, served to occupy time which
would otherwise hang heavily on his hands. We understand he was thus
engaged when stricken with the disease which was the cause of his
death. On Christmas, shortly after being stricken, he felt that he
would like to attempt to write something more, and materials being
furnished, he succeeded in tracing, in trembling lines, the following
words: "Farewell sin and sorrow, my trust is in God." With his death,
all but one of the brothers have passed away, and there remains now, of
the original family, only two -- a brother and sister.
From Ontario County Journal 7 September 1900
A little over a year ago, George N. Baggerly, aged 20 years, enlisted in the services of his country. Last Friday the transport Thomas arrived
in San Francisco from Manila with his remains on board. He died August
7 of dysentery, soon after the steamer had sailed. The deceased was the
only son of George D. Baggerly of 49 Gibson street, this village. He
enlisted and became a member of Company H, 42d N. Y. V. Inf. Upon
reaching the Philippines, his company was assigned to duty in the
mountains about 250 miles from Manila. He was taken ill with dysentery
and sent to a hospital in Manila. In the opinion of the physicians, he
had recovered sufficiently to take passage for home, but it is believed
that he became seasick and in his weakened condition was unable to
rally. Mr. Baggerly, the boy's father, has received no official notice
of his son's death as yet.
From Ontario County Journal 6 November 1891
Robert J. Baggerly, a venerable citizen of Clifton Springs, died
home on Hibbard Avenue in that village last week Thursday. Mr. Baggerly
in his eighty-second year. He leaves a widow and four children.
From Ontario County Journal 16 July 1886
We regret to announce the sad death of Mrs. Jane Bagley which
at her residence last Tuesday at noon after a lingering
illness. Mrs. Bagley leaves a husband and children who have the sincere
sympathy of the whole community.
From Ontario County Journal 12 January 1894
Thomas Bagley, one of the oldest residents of the village, died
Monday morning at his home on Granger street, aged 79 years. Sixty-one
years ago, Mr. Bagley came to Canandaigua from Ireland, and has been a
resident of the village during that entire time. He had been an invalid
for the past twenty-five years, being able to walk only with the aid of
canes. He had been an overseer of the fair grounds of the Ontario
Agricultural Society for about twenty-five years. Mr. Bagley leaves a
son, James Bagley, village treasurer, and a daughter, Sister Depastle
of Nazareth Convent, Rochester.
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