"Bea" through "Bel" OBITUARIES

From Ontario County Journal 23 April 1897

Allen's Hill, N. Y. -  Mrs. Albert Beach
died at her home near Dennison's Corners, Tuesday evening. She leaves four little children, the youngest about two weeks old.

From Geneva Daily Times 4 May 1908

Word has been received in this city of the death of Mrs. Almira M. Beach, widow of the late Jacob L. Beach, which occurred yesterday afternoon at the home of her great-nephew, Charles Beach, in Corfu, N. Y. Mrs. Beach will be remembered by the older residents of this city as she was prominent here many years ago. She was formerly active in the First Methodist church and in many charitable organizations. Her husband was formerly one of the the leading undertakers of this city. Miss Emma Beach and Mrs. William J. Hartman of this city are great nieces of Mrs. Beach. The remains will be brought to Geneva Wednesday morning and the funeral will take place from the First Methodist church Wednesday morning at 1 o'clock, and burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 14 May 1910

Shortsville, N. Y. - Arnold W. Beach
of Bristol Center, 79 years of age, died this morning at 4 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Luther Howe, of this place. The deceased, who has lived for many years in Bristol, came here six weeks ago to visit his daughter. Besides his daughter, the deceased is survived by one son, Stephen Beach of Bristol, and four grandchildren, Harry Howe of Shortsville and Glenna, Caroline and Stanley Beach of Bristol. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Bristol.

From Ontario County Journal 2 July 1886

Bristol Center, N. Y. -
Last Saturday was held the funeral of Mrs. Burt Beach at Allen's Hill. Mrs. Beach was the daughter of the late Levi Tiffany, and sister of the late George Tiffany, all former residents of this town and among its most highly respected inhabitants. Thus has her family of eight young children been bereft of a mother, her mother of an affectionate daughter, and one daughter only remains of Mrs. Tiffany's family. Kindly sympathies are tendered the friends in their great bereavement.

From Ontario County Journal 26 August 1910

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Eliza Beach,
a resident of this place, died on Saturday at Oswego, where for several months she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Matthew. Mrs. Beach was about 65 years of age. Besides her husband, Frank Beach, of this village, she leaves two daughters and one son. The remains were brought here for burial on Monday.

From Ontario County Journal 14 September 1894

Harlow D. Beach
was found dead in bed at the home of his niece, Mrs. Lucy A. Depue, in Hopewell, Wednesday morning. Coroner Hallenbeck was called, but did not deem it necessary to hold an inquest, giving it as his belief that death was due to natural causes. The funeral will be held at the house this morning at 11 o'clock, interment at Albion.

From Geneva Gazette 30 December 1909

Henry D. Beach,
another native born citizen and the last of his own family, died in Rochester last Tuesday night, Dec. 28th, where was visiting a relative. We do not know his exact age, but it was somewhere near 75 years. He was one of the original born citizens who formed the club in 1883, not one of whom was under 45 years of age. Henry Beach was the youngest son of Elias Beach, a former cabinet maker. We remember three sons, Jacob, Harvey and Henry, all of them adopting the trade of their father. Henry in later years became an expert. He is survived by his wife who still lives in Geneva. The interment will be made in Geneva.

From Ontario County Journal 31 July 1885

A sad accident occurred at the Canandaigua Hotel last Monday morning, resulting in the death of Mr. J. C. Beach, a respected citizen of this village. Several workmen were engaged in handling the platform of a refrigerator which they were building, and while lowering it in some manner the stick which Mr. Beach held to brace against it slipped, and the heavy frame fell upon him and crushed the lower part of his body so that he died within two hours. Mr. Beach was a member of the Presbyterian church of this village, and a good man who was held in high esteem by all who knew him. He leaves a wife, and a daughter, Mrs. A. C. Sheldon of this village.

From Ontario County Journal 16 April 1897

Phelps, N. Y. - J. McNair Beach,
whose serious illness was chronicled in The Journal last week, died at his home on West Main street about eight o'clock last Thursday morning, aged 57 years. A wife, two sons and three daughters survive. The funeral services were held from the residence last Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. M. Shaw officiating. The interment was made in the Phelps cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 18 September 1902

Jacob L. Beach
died at 1:25 o'clock last night, at his late residence, 87 Geneva street, aged 80 years. The deceased was born in this city and resided here throughout his life.  As a boy, he entered the shop of his father and learned the cabinet-maker's trade, which he followed for a number of years.  Later on he went into the undertaking business, which he pursued for twenty years.  He retired from active life fifteen years ago.  Mr. Beach was a member of the old Odd Fellows lodge, and of Old Castle lodge 299.  He is survived by a wife, one brother, Henry Beach; two adopted sons, Charles Beach, of this city, and Louis Beach, who is now in the west, and one adopted daughter, Emma Beach.  The funeral will take place from the house Sunday, at an hour not yet decided upon. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.

From Ontario County Times 29 July 1885

On Monday morning, while Mr. John C. Beach, an employee of Mr. John Van Arsdale, was engaged in building an ice tank in the rear of the Canandaigua Hotel, he met with a fatal accident. He, with several others, were endeavoring to lower the bottom of the tank to the ground, and in some manner the props holding it up gave way and let the heavy structure down on to Mr. Beach, wedging him between the ground and tank. Dr. Hallenbeck was summoned, and everything possible was done to relieve Mr. Beach, but without avail. The accident occurred about half-past eight, and he died about half-past ten o'clock. The deceased was the father of Mrs. A. C. Sheldon of this village, and was 68 years of age.

From Victor Herald 16 December 1893

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
Our community was surprised Friday morning to hear of the death of Levi S. Beach. He had been in feeble health for some time, but his death was not looked for, and it came quite suddenly after an hour's sickness. He was eighty-five years old.

Saturday morning came another surprise, being the death of Mrs. Levi S. Beach the night before, scarcely twenty-four hours after the death of her husband. She was eighty-four years old. The funeral of the aged couple took place Thursday forenoon at their home, the Rev. E. J. Gwinn officiating. They were married sixty-two years, and of their six children but two are living, Mrs. A. H. Rowley and Miss Edna Beach.

From Geneva Gazette 16 February 1872

Death of an Old Resident -
Under the obituary head will be noticed the death of an old resident of Geneva, Mrs. Lucinda Beach, widow of Elias Beach, deceased some years since.  She was among the oldest of our inhabitants, and was well known and esteemed by a large number of friends.  She was born in Cooperstown, Otsego Co., in this State, removed to Geneva 72 years ago, and for forty years has resided in the house in which she died.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 23 June 1932

Geneva, N. Y. -
Identity of the driver of the light car involved in a collision with a heavy truck in the Lyons Road three miles north of here late yesterday remained in doubt today as death sealed the lips of its two occupants. Myron Beach, 60, proprietor of a meat market in Phelps, died this morning at the Geneva General Hospital of a fractured skull. James Hall, 57, who conducted a gasoline station in the Phelps-Clifton Springs Road, his companion, succumbed two hours after the accident.
Funeral services for Beach will take place Sunday at his home. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Alice Beach; two daughters, Mrs. Alice B. Ketcham and Mrs. Edith A. Lynn of Phelps; four sons, Robert, Victor and Harry of Rochester and William of Phelps; a brother, Elliott of Phelps; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Hyna of Seneca Castle, Mrs. Carrie Butterfield of Rochester and Mrs. Seymour Adams of Gorham; and eight grandchildren.

From Ontario County Journal 14 April 1893

Honeoye, N. Y. -
Another unexpected death occurred in this town on Saturday, April 8. Orren Beach, aged 39 years, died very suddenly of hemorrhage, early in the morning. The funeral services were held at his former home Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Day officiating. The burial was in Lake View cemetery, which is rapidly becoming a city of the dead.

From Ontario County Journal 4 February 1916

On Wednesday afternoon of last week occurred the death of Mrs. R. C. Beach at the family home, northwest of this village. Mrs. Beach was ill about a week with heart trouble, but death came unexpectedly. The deceased, whose maiden name was Frances Barnard, was the daughter of Peter and Fannie Reed Barnard and was related to some of the oldest families in the town. She was born 69 years ago at the old Barnard homestead, now owned by a brother, Pitts Barnard, and lived there until her marriage to Richmond Beach, on Feb. 4, 1869. Besides her husband and brother, she leaves two children, Metta mad Bernard, both of this place. The funeral was held on Friday afternoon from the late home. Burial was made at Lake View cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 23 March 1917

Honeoye, N. Y. - 
Early Sunday morning occurred the death of Richmond C. Beach at the farm home, northwest of this village. Mr. Beach was a son of Orrin and Spedee Short Beach and was born in the town of Manchester, August 18, 1844. When 14 years of age, both parents being dead, he came to this town and made his home with his uncle, Spencer D. Short. He was married to Miss Frances Barnard, who died about a year ago. Mr. Beach had been a farmer nearly all his life, but four years ago was obliged to give up that work on account of failing health. In politics he was a strong Republican and had held prominent town offices, chief among them being that of supervisor which office he held for two terms. He had been a lifelong member of the Congregational church; had served as trustee, deacon, and teach of the Sunday school and then superintendent, which office he was obliged to  resign on account of ill health. He was a man of exemplary habits with a genial, obliging disposition which earned him a large circle of friends. He leaves one sister, Mrs. George Ray of Lima; two children, Miss Metta and Bernard; a grandson, Howard Beach, all of this place. The funeral was held Monday afternoon from the late home and burial was made at Lakeview cemetery.

From Phelps Citizen 5 April 1923

Mrs. Sarah Beach,
widow of J. M. Beach, a former resident of this village, passed away Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Butterfield of Rochester, at the age 83 years. She was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Parmelia Stedman Beeman, who resided at the time of her birth where Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Wilbur now reside; and the granddaughter of Josiah Beeman, who was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. The father and grandfather were members and supporters of the Presbyterian church, in what is now used by the Catholic church. Her mother dying when she was but two years old, she lived with her aunt and uncle, Lewis and Lydia Beeman Hill. In 1864 she married Jarvis M. Beach who died in Phelps on April 5, 1897. To them six children were born. The greater part of her life was spent in Phelps. Surviving relatives are three daughters, Mrs. Frank Hyna of Seneca Castle, Mrs. Butterfield of Rochester, and Mrs. Seymour Adams of Geneva; two sons, Elliott and Myron Beach, both of Phelps; two half-sisters, Mrs. John Daw of Flint, Michigan, and Mrs. Will Chapin of Fenton, Michigan; and two half-brothers, Mr. Newell Beeman of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Mr. Zenas Beeman of Brigham, Utah. There are eighteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the home of her son, Elliott, on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. George H. Winkworth officiating, and interment was made in Rest Haven cemetery.

From Ontario County Times 16 April 1890

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Stephen Beach,
who died Friday, April 11, aged 82 years, was one of the oldest and most respected inhabitants of this town. In his early manhood, Mr. Beach married Martha Clarke, who died leaving four daughters, who reside as follows: Mrs. James Reed in Bristol; Mrs. Orin Short in Michigan; Mrs. Curtis Gilbert in Geneseo, Ill.; and Mrs. Augustus Reed in Bristol. He married for a second time Mrs. Betsey Cobb, of Bristol, who survives him. She has two daughters and one son: Mrs. Albert Ashley, Mrs. John Jesse, and Albert L. Beach. Mr. Beach came to Richmond about 42 years ago when he joined the M. E. church, of which he was the oldest member at the time of his death. He was always zealous in the interests of that body.

From Ontario County Journal 22 January 1875

It is with sorrow that we announce the death of the Rev. W. B. H. Beach.  He died at Cheshire on Wednesday night, the 13th instant, of fever, having been ill but a few days.  He was an active and effective christian minister, and taken in the midst of usefulness and good works.  His loss, which will be keenly felt in his own household, is shared by the whole community. He leaves a wife and four children, who have the sympathy of many friends.  His age was 40 years.

From Ontario County Journal 4 July 1890

Bristol, N. Y. - The death of Will Beach, on Saturday of last week, was a particularly sad one. Having been left an orphan at a very early age, thereby losing the influence of a mother, who might possibly have changed the character of his whole life, he lived with his grandparents and they too passed away, after that making his home with relatives and friends. A few years since he was married to Miss Etta Simmons. His life at times has been somewhat changeable, but at last he had matured into a bright, upright and industrious young man. Having suffered for nearly six months of that dreadful disease, consumption, he quietly breathed his last Saturday, June 28, leaving a devoted wife and many friends to mourn his early death. The funeral services were held at the Universalist church on Monday, the Rev. E. B. Barber officiating.

From Geneva Daily Times 4 April 1924

Henry Lewis Beacham,
aged 60 years, died suddenly at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon of a stroke of apoplexy at his place of business, the American Can Company, where he was a machinist. Just a few moments before his death, Mr. Beacham said he did not feel very well and started to go to the assembling room when he suddenly sank to the floor and died immediately. Dr. Serven of the plant and Dr. H. J. Knickerbocker were both summoned, but too late to do anything for him.  Mr. Beacham came with his family to Geneva last September from Phelps. More than twenty years ago he resided in Geneva and worked for the American Can Company, then he left here and went to Auburn, spending about thirteen years there. Later he went to Phelps where he lived for about eight years, then came to this city. Mr. Beacham was a member of Old Castle Lodge, I. O. O. F., of Geneva for over thirty years and was also a member of Phelps Masonic Lodge. He was a communicant of St. John's Episcopal church in Phelps. He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Carl Combs of Phelps; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at his late home, 169 Genesee street, and will be in charge of the Old Castle Lodge, I. O. O. F. The body will then be taken to Phelps where a service will be held at 3 o'clock in St. John's Episcopal church and will be in charge of the rector, Rev. William Brown, and of the Masonic Lodge. Interment will be made in Resthaven Cemetery, Phelps.

From Ontario County Journal 15 November 1895

In the death of James Beahon, which occurred at Bristol last Friday, ends the worldly history of a whole family. Beahon's wife died of consumption six years ago, and since that time five children have one by one succumbed to the disease. The father contracted it caring for his family. He was but 35 years of age.

From Corning Evening Leader 12 July 1921

James Beales
of 208 Baker street dropped dead at the home of his son, Ernest, this morning at 9:45. Death was due to apoplexy. He was 92 years old. This morning Mr. Beales arose and ate his breakfast. He was apparently in the best of health. Mr. Beales is survived by one son, Ernest, a railroad engineer of this city; and four grandchildren, Mrs. Walter Rising, Misses Florence, Erma and Josephine Beales, also of this city. The body will be taken to Geneva Thursday morning for burial.

From Geneva Daily Times 6 February 1941

Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Beales
, widow of William Henry Beales, night captain of the local police force for many years, died this morning at her home, 71 Cherry Street, after a long illness. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Thomas J. Bolin and Miss Maude W. Beales of Geneva; four sons, William H. of this city, George F. of Rochester, Theodore R., Newark NY, and Ernest A. Beales Los Angeles; three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from her late home with the Rev. Howard H. Hassinger of St. Peter's Episcopal Church officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 5 June 1905

William Henry Beales, night captain of the police department, died yesterday morning at 4:30 o'clock at his home, No. 71 Cherry street. The deceased was forty-nine years of age. For ten months he has been in declining health. He was first taken with stomach trouble which gradually became acute. In the middle of April Mr. Beales thought that possibly a short rest and change would do him good. He therefore asked for a two weeks' vacation. As he did not improve materially during this period of rest, the police commission gave him a three month's furlough dating from May 1. Since that time he has gradually wasted away until death came yesterday morning. The physicians state that the cause of death was gastritis. The deceased was born in this city and has lived here throughout his life. After attending the public schools of the city he was employed for a period with William and Thomas Smith. But for the larger part of his life he has been employed on the police department. The period of his service extends over twenty-two years. He was elected patrolman by the village board of trustees May 16, 1883. He served in this capacity until September 12, 1898, when he became captain and was assigned to night duty. This position he has held up to the present time. Throughout this long period of service the records of the department show that he has faithfully and conscientiously performed his duty. Besides his career in the police department, Mr. Beales was active in a number of social institutions. He has been a member of Ark lodge, No. 33, Free and Accepted Masons, since 1898. He was also a member of Geneva Tent No. 292, Knights of the Maccabees. In this order he had a $2000 insurance policy. Mr. Beales was a communicant of Trinity church but as he resided in the northern part of the city he attended service in recent years at St. Peter's church.

The deceased is survived by his widow, father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. James Beales, of the east Pre-emption road; two daughters, Miss Edith and Miss Maud Beales; five sons, William, Herbert, Ernest, George and Theodore Beales, all of this city; two brothers, George of California, and James of Perry, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Clifton Osborne; two half-brothers, Ernest and Nelson of Corning; and three half-sisters, the Misses Lilian, Ruby and Ida Beales of this city. The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the house, and at 3 o'clock from St. Peter's church. Rev. John B. Hubbs, D. D., will officiate. It is expected that both the Masons and Maccabees, as well as the police department, will attend the funeral in a body. Burial will be made in Glenwood cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 13 May 1864

Mr. Thomas Beals,
a prominent man, and one of the oldest inhabitants of Canandaigua, died in that village on the 30th ult., aged eighty-six years.

From Ontario County Journal 22 June 1877

Canadice, N. Y. -
Died at her residence on Tuesday, June 4th, of Erysipelas, Mrs. Eliza Beam, wife of D. W. Beam and daughter of Wm. S. Doolittle, aged 29 years.  For about four weeks Mrs. Beam was a victim of terrible suffering, but she endured it all with christian fortitude.  She was a woman respected and loved by all and but few have more real friends than had our departed one. At the age of 14 years she gave her heart to the Lord and four years later she united with the church at this place. For a number of years she had acted as organist, taking an active part in all church duties.  About six years ago she was united in marriage to her husband, who survives her by the gentleman who preached her funeral sermon. The funeral rites were conducted by Rev. Day of Honeoye, assisted by Revs. Watson and Hancock of Hemlock Lake, from the M. E. Church on Thursday, and few occasions have called together so large a concourse of people as witnessed the farewell ceremonies of Mrs. Beam. She leaves a husband, an infant daughter, father, one brother and very many friends and relatives who mourn her departure in the bloom of life.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 2 August 1905

Holcomb, N. Y. - Mrs. Hester Beam
died at the Memorial hospital, Canandaigua, Tuesday, July 25. The deceased was 69 years of age. She had for several years been an invalid, having had two strokes of paralysis, but the immediate cause of death was the shock caused by a fractured hip last week. She is survived by one son, Loring Beam of this place, and three brothers, Wade H. Black of East Bloomfield, Luzerne Black of Honeoye, and Dexter Black of Fairport. The funeral was held Friday afternoon.

From Ontario County Journal 19 July 1912

Canadice, N. Y. - 
The death of Mrs. Sarah Beam, whose illness has been mentioned several times, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Hayward, at Allen's Hill, on Saturday evening of last week. She had been in failing health since last fall and in May went to the Memorial Hospital at Canandaigua, for treatment. Failing to obtain relief, she was brought to her daughter's home where on the afternoon of July 4, she suffered a stroke of paralysis, after which she gradually failed until death came a week after. Mrs. Beam was the second daughter of Joseph and Barbara Tague, and was born in this town on Aug. 7, 1849. She is survived by her daughter and one sister, Mrs. Marion Becker of this place. The funeral services were held on Sunday. The prayer at the house was said by Rev. R. E. Wilson of Allen's Hill. The remains were then brought to the church at this place where Rev. W. J. Brown officiated. The large crowd of sorrowing friends testified to the esteem which Mrs. Beam held in the hearts of the community. The Ladies Aid, of which she had long been a member, presented a wreath of white carnations, and were seated in a body. Upon leaving the church, they formed an aisle through which the friends passed, and after the services at the grave each member came forward and dropped a bouquet upon the casket.

From Geneva Daily Times 29 December 1915

Mrs. Julia Beamish,
aged 66 years, wife of George H. Beamish of 10 Grant avenue, died at 6:30 o'clock this morning at her home. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. James G. Kettle of Geneva and Mrs. George E. Tanner of Watervliet; four sons, William A. Beamish of Border City, Frank E. Beamish of Geneva, Charles M. Beamish of Cleveland, Ohio, George H. Beamish of Detroit, Michigan; three sisters, Mrs. Rachel E. Callahan, Mrs. Jane Callahan and Mrs. Esther Easy of Battle Creek, Mich.; four brothers, William Woods, John H. Woods, David Woods and Charles Woods, all of Battle Creek. Mrs. Beamish was born in England but had been in America about 60 years, living in Geneva 25 years. She was a member of the First Baptist church, Swift Women's Relief Corps and Seneca Rebekah Lodge No. 159. Funeral services will be held the house on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Milton F. Negus officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Victor Herald 3 August 1895

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Berenthia, wife of D. W. Bean, of Canadice, died at the residence of Dr. B. S. Partridge, last Friday evening at the age of 39 years. She had been ill for some time. Her remains were taken to Canadice and the funeral service held Sunday afternoon.

From Geneva Daily Times 14 June 1905

The funeral of Mrs. Charles M. Bean, who formerly was Miss Mary Brewer of this city, will take place from her home in Pulaski, Friday morning at 9 o'clock. After the service the body will be brought to this city arriving in the afternoon. Burial will be made in the Washington street cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 6 October 1876

Death of Henry Bean -
At two o'clock this morning, after an illness which has confined him to his house for less than a week, our esteemed business neighbor, Mr. Henry Bean, passed from the scenes of earth.  His disease was inflammation of the brain.  Mr. Bean was one of ten children of the late Wm. Bean.  Of the ten, six were born in England.  Henry was born in Sodus, April 4, 1841.  In October of the same year his parents removed to Geneva.  Here he grew up to manhood, received a good common school education, and after serving faithfully at the trade of tinsmith, was offered and accepted employment as salesman (for which he displayed remarkable aptitude) in the hardware store of Prouty & Chew.  About eight years since he received and accepted a favorable offer from a well-known and extensive jobbing firm in New York, in whose employ he remained, giving eminent satisfaction, for five or six years.  During his residence in the city he enjoyed the acquaintance and won the respect of many of its most distinguished public men.  In 1872 he returned to the country and established himself in that branch of business with which in earlier life he had become familiar - the hardware trade - locating at Farmer Village.  While there he made the acquaintance of and married a most excellent and accomplished lady, Miss Mary A. Knight.  Last spring he removed to Geneva, the place of his boyhood home, and opened in the same line of business at No. 13 Seneca st., with every prospect of a brisk and profitable trade.  But these prospects, and what seemed a long life of usefulness to community and of receiving and conveying happiness in family circles, are suddenly and ruthlessly blasted by disease, which first assailed the reason and then the vital organs.

Genial and companionable by nature, he was the life of the social circle, in which he will be greatly missed.  The bereaved widow will have the sincere sympathies of a multitude of friends who share in her sorrows.  The funeral will take place on Sunday next at 3 o'clock P. M. from his late residence north side of Park Place.

From Geneva Daily Times 12 September 1908

The funeral of William Bean, who died Tuesday evening at the Carrolton Hotel, where he had been making his home for some time, took place this morning at 8 o'clock from the home of W. F. Humphrey of No. 7 North Genesee street. The employees of W. F. Humphrey's printing office attended the funeral in a body as the deceased was formerly superintendent of that establishment up to a few months ago when he retired from active business. The remains were taken on the 9:01 New York Central train to Rochester where interment was made in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., rector of St. Peter's Episcopal church, officiated. The bearers who were members of Ark Lodge, F. and A. M., were Messrs. W. E. Stubbs, J. R. Vance, M. A. Roberts, W. G. Dennison, F. K. Hardison, and A. R. Wyckoff.

From Geneva Gazette 3 October 1873

Mrs. William Bean
departed this life early on Wednesday morning last, after a long and painful illness, which she bore with Christian fortitude and resignation.  She had reared a large family, whose honorable positions in society afford the best evidence of a mother's duty well and faithfully performed.  She was a devoted member of the M. E. Church, and in her every day walk and conversation maintained the character of an humble, zealous and consistent Christian.  During the last few months of her illness, she has had the filial and affectionate attendance of her two sons, residents of Geneva -- John E. and Henry; and nothing that their means could supply was neglected to prolong her life and surround her with every comfort. Deceased was aged about 70, and survived her husband some 15 years.  Her last end was peace.

From Geneva Daily Times 8 May 1900

Samuel A. Bear
died at the Geneva City hospital at 11:30 last night, aged 67 years. He is survived by one son, S. H. Bear of this city; and three brothers, Benjamin Bear of Steamboat Rocks, Iowa; Edward Bear, of Phelps; and one sister, Mrs. William Wicks of Phelps. The deceased had been ill less than a week. He had resided in Geneva all his life. He served in the Civil war and was a member of the G. A. R. Mr. Bear took an active part in the battle of the Potomac, for which he possessed many medals. He was a devout member of St. Peter's church. The funeral will take place from the residence of his son, S. H. Bear, in East North street, at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Rev. Dr. J. B. Hubbs officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 4 March 1916

Frank Beard,
an old resident and prosperous farmer near Hall, died Tuesday after a brief illness, resulting from grip. He leaves his widow and one son besides four sisters, to mourn his loss.

From Geneva Daily Times 11 March 1905

Franklin Beard,
eighty-one years of age, an old resident of the southern part of this county, died at his home in Seneca township, near Yates county, yesterday afternoon. He is survived by two sons, John J. Beard of Seneca and Frank Beard, Jr., of Benton; and by four daughters, Mrs. Alice R. Davis of Benton; Mrs. Ida Polmateer of Naples; Mrs. Mary Hurtford of Benton; and Mrs. Anna Allen of Benton. The funeral will be held from the house at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. Rev. F. B. L. Putnam of Benton Center officiating. Burial will be in Union Church cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 1 August 1921

Phelps, N. Y. - 
The funeral of Irving Beard, a resident of this town who died about midnight Saturday morning at the Clifton Springs Sanitarium, was held at two o'clock this afternoon at the family home three miles northeast of Phelps, Rev. R. H. Crane, pastor of the Phelps Baptist church, officiating. Interment was made in Rest Haven cemetery, Phelps. Mr. Beard's death followed an illness of about one week and he was taken to the hospital only a few hours previous to his death. The deceased was 49 years of age, was born in Phelps June 7th 1873, and had spent his entire life in this community where he engaged in farming. Surviving relatives are his wife; and one daughter, Miss Doris; two sisters, Mrs. B. H. Woolson, and Mrs. E. J. Champion; and one brother, James Beard, all of Phelps.

From Ontario County Journal 22 December 1916

Rushville, N. Y. - 
The funeral of John Beard was held from the residence in this village on Friday afternoon, Rev. G. L. Pasche officiating. Burial was in Rushville cemetery. Mr. Beard was 79 years of age, a lifelong resident of Yates county, and for 41 years resided on the Beard farm in the town of Middlesex, from which he removed to this village four years ago. For the past two years he had been confined to his bed. In 1873 he was united in marriage with Miss Adelaide Benedict of Italy, who survives him. Of their three children, only one is living, Mrs. Walter M. Henry of Canandaigua. He also leaves five grandchildren, Leon Henry, of Canandaigua; Earl Beard of Middlesex; Clifford, Stewart and Lulubel Swartout of Rushville; also one half-sister, Mrs. Alice Prosser of Branchport, and one half-brother, James Beard of Bluff Point.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 24 May 1931

Geneva, N. Y. - Mrs. Nellie Beard,
69, widow of John A. Beard, died today. She leaves one daughter, Miss Sylvia Beard; one son, Thomas D. Beard; two sisters, Mrs. William H. Frautz and Mrs. William J. Reynolds, all of Geneva; two brothers, A. Clark Dixon of Corning and J. Baylis Dixon of Geneva; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral at the home Wednesday at 2 o'clock.

From Geneva Daily Times 21 December 1938

Mrs. Stella M. Beard,
widow of the late Samuel Beard, died at her home, 348 Washington street, last evening after a long illness. Surviving are her two daughters, Miss Glinda D. Beard and Mrs. Robert Squier, both of this city. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at St. Paul's Church, Waterloo, with the Rev. John Beach Arthur, rector, and the Rev. Howard H. Hassinger of St. Peter's church, this city, officiating.

From Geneva Daily Times 30 July 1902

Thomas Beard
died suddenly at 9:30 o'clock last night, at the family residence, 47 North Genesee street, aged 70 years. Had Mr. Beard lived until next October, he would have been 71 years of age.  Mr. Beard had been in poor health the greater part of the spring and summer.  He was able to be about, however, and every day attended to his business duties. Yesterday afternoon, shortly after dinner, he complained of feeling badly.  At 2 o'clock Mr. Beard laid down.  He slept for a while, and later in the afternoon awoke and said he felt much worse.  Dr. G. B. Young was summoned.  The physician did not consider Mr. Beard's condition alarming at that time.  At 7 o'clock the physician was called again.  Mr. Beard appeared no worse and no fears were entertained of his demise.  Later in the evening he became much worse, and sank rapidly until 9:30 o'clock when he expired. The cause of death is given as angina pectoris.  Mr. Beard had suffered from muscular rheumatism which probably contributed to his death.

The deceased was born in London, England, and came to this country when a young man. Mr. Beard had been in the trucking business here for over 25 years.  He was a veteran of the Civil war, having served throughout the struggle. He enlisted here as a corporal in Company D, 148th regiment, New York volunteers, on Aug. 30, 1862. The company started from Geneva on Sept. 13, of the same year.  The 148th regiment went first to Washington. After remaining there a week, the regiment was sent to Suffolk, and thence to Portsmouth.  The captain of Mr. Beard's company throughout the war was E. D. Gage. At Portsmouth, Mr. Beard served on provost guard duty as orderly sergeant. The regiment was in the thick of the fight at Durry Bluff, Swift Creek, and Cold Harbor.  The regiment decimated and reinforced during its long campaign, was mustered out in June, 1865.  Eight years ago the local branch of the Union Veterans Union was instituted here with Mr. Beard as colonel. The deceased served three years and then resigned.  Two years ago he was reelected to the office of colonel, which he filled up to the time of his death. The deceased was a member of all the local Masonic bodies and of Rochester consistory, being a 32nd degree Mason. He had served one term as high priest of Geneva chapter 36, Royal Arch Masons.

The deceased is survived by a wife, five sons, W. John Beard, C. S. Beard and Benjamin F. Beard of this city; Thomas B. Beard of Corning, and R. D. Beard of Buffalo, and by two daughters, Mrs. William Peck of San Francisco, and Mrs. George Young of this city.  The funeral will take place Friday at an hour not yet decided upon.  Rev. Dr. David D. Moore will officiate. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 21 January 1909

Mrs. Thomas B. Beard,
aged 49 years, died last night at her home in Corning after a five weeks' illness. The deceased formerly resided in this city and is well-known here. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Miss Alma L. Beard; two sisters, Miss Annie Youngs of Corning and Miss Cornelia Youngs of Brooklyn.

From Geneva Daily Times 22 January 1909

The remains of Mrs. Thomas B. Beard, who died Wednesday night at her home in Corning, will arrive in this city tomorrow afternoon at 12:37 on the Pennsylvania Division of the New York Central. They will be taken to the home Mrs. Beard's mother, Mrs. Dinah Beard, of No. 47 North Genesee street. The funeral will take place at 2:30 o'clock from Trinity church. Rev. C. M. Sills, D. D., will officiate and burial will be in Washington Street Cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 27 October 1893

Edwin Beardsley, a well-known and highly respected farmer of Phelps, died on the 21st inst. after a brief illness, aged 76 years.  He leaves an only son, Hopkins G. Beardsley.

From Geneva Gazette 6 December 1889

Last evening about nine o'clock Mrs. Sophia, wife of Edwin Beardsley, died at her home on Church street (Phelps), after an illness of several weeks.  Mrs. Beardsley was born at Lima in this State in 1823, and at the time of her death was in her 66th year.  Her maiden name was Sophia Gilbert, and upon her marriage to Mr. Beardsley she became a resident of this place where she has spent the greater part of her life.  Mrs. Beardsley was a most estimable lady and leaves a large circle of friends, besides a husband and son, to mourn her loss.  The funeral services will be held in St. John's Episcopal church, of which she was a communicant, next Sunday afternoon at two o'clock.  Phelps Citizen

From Geneva Daily Times 5 September 1908

Charles A. Beattie,
who for eleven years has been the agent at the Northern Central Station at Halls, died at 4:45 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The deceased was in his 49th year. Last March Mr. Beattie had a stroke of paralysis and since that time he has been in declining health. The deceased is survived by a widow and one brother, Herbert Beattie of Bellona. The funeral will take place at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon from the house, with Rev. A. B. Temple, pastor of the Number Nine church, officiating. Burial will be in the Number Nine Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 17 July 1906

Mrs. M. Beattie,
aged 76 years, died yesterday afternoon at 4:00 o'clock at her home, No. 28 Grove street. She is survived by two brothers, James Adamson, of Gorham, and Thomas Adamson, of Battle Creek, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. T. Stohne of Gorham and Mrs. Roos Jones, of Battle Creek, Mich.; four sons, William of Bellona, John of this city, James of Wilkesbarre, Pa., and Howard of New York; one daughter, Mrs. G. Gates of this city. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 o'clock. The Rev. W. W. Weller will officiate.

From Ontario County Times 2 March 1892

Hall's Corners, N. Y. -
Died in Seneca, the 24th instant, Mrs. Nancy Beattie, aged 84 years. She had lived on the farm since her marriage. She came to this town from England with her parents when eight years old. Out of a large family but one brother remains, Frank Brigland, of Prattsburgh.

From Geneva Gazette 20 January 1893

Wm. T. Beattie,
an old and well known citizen of southern Seneca (town), died at his residence last Saturday, aged 62 years. He had been a severe sufferer for three years past.  He was an active member of the Presbyterian church of Bellona, from which his funeral took place last Tuesday.

From Geneva Gazette 19 July 1901

Mrs. Henry J. Beatty
died at the family residence, 131 William street, yesterday morning, aged 41 years.  Deceased had lived in Geneva all her life.  Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Henry W. Beatty, two daughters, Esther Florence Beatty, and Mrs. John Skinner of this city; also four brothers and one sister, William, Charles, Henry and Fred Paul of New York city, and Mrs. Hanford Smith of Genoa, N. Y.  The deceased was a devout member of North Presbyterian Church.

From Geneva Daily Times 7 January 1915

Mrs. Henry J. Beatty, aged 54 years, of 114 Seneca street, died Tuesday, January 5th, of paralysis, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edna Lindsay, at Ithaca, N. Y. She is survived by her husband, four sons, Floyd A. Cutter of Union, N. Y.; Frank H. Cutter of Auburn; Harry R. Cutter of Ithaca; and Stacey V. Cutter of Geneva; three daughters, Mrs. J. H. Lindsay of Ithaca; Mrs. E. C. Bailey of Kosoag, N. Y., and Mrs. George Pierce of Ithaca. The body will be brought to Geneva tomorrow on the 3 o'clock Lehigh Valley train and will be taken to the undertaking rooms of Yells Brothers, where the funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Dr. J. B. Hubbs will officiate and burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 10 March 1908

Mrs. Mary Bellgrave Beatty
, widow the late William Beatty, died at 4:45 this morning at her home, No. 273 Castle street. She was 88 years old and has lived in this city nearly all her life. Two brothers survive, Levi Vorous of Fish Creek, Wis., and William Vorous of Friendship, N. Y. The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, from the house. Rev. C. M. Sills, D. D., will officiate and burial will take place in Washington Street Cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 18 May 1894

Theodore M. Beatty
died early yesterday morning at his home on Seneca street near the Post Office.  He had been ill all the past winter and spring but was occasionally able to take open air exercise as he did as recently as last week.  He was a
son of Wm. Beatty and a native Genevan.  His business was that of a house painter, at which he was an expert.  A bereaved family survive him.

From Geneva Advertiser 20 August 1901

William Beatty
died at his home on Castle street at one o'clock last Thursday afternoon, August 15th, aged 81 years.  He was born in County Cavan, Ireland, and came to this country in 1840, settling in Geneva, which has always been his home.  By occupation he was a painter, was employed several years with Matthew Wilson, afterwards becoming a contractor.  He and Mr. Wilson were always firm friends.  By frugality, he was able to put enough aside to care for himself in his advancing years. He was twice married and is survived by his second wife, formerly Mrs. Belgrave, and one son, Henry J. Beatty, who succeeded to his father's business.  Mr. Beatty was a good neighbor and firm with all who obtained his friendship.  He was an invalid for the past three years, but bore his infirmities patiently and heroically.  The funeral of Mr. William Beatty was held last Sunday afternoon from his home, the interment being in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 3 November 1899

Canadice, N. Y. - Allen B. Becker
died at his home in this town on Monday night, aged 78 years. The funeral was held from the house on Thursday. He leaves a wife and two sons, Drs. C. A. and Frank Becker, of New York city, and one sister, Mrs. Hannah Adams of Livonia, and three brothers, Hiram of Springwater, John of Canadice and Lyman of Auburn.

From Corning Leader 31 January 1945

The funeral of Mrs. Alta Becker, wife of William C. Becker, of 103 West Market street, who was found dead of gas asphyxiation at the home of her mother, Mrs. Ethel Copp, 35 West Market street, on Tuesday, will be held from the Carpenter Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 2. Interment will be made in Phelps. Mrs. Becker was born August 13, 1905 at Alfred Station, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Perry. She married William C. Becker in Burdett on January 3, 1922 and had lived in this city about eight and one-half years, coming here from Phelps. She attended the Baptist church in Phelps. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Lewis, Penn Yan, and Patricia Ann, two weeks old, who is confined to Corning Hospital; two sons, Clifford and Paul, both at home; two brothers, Lawrence Perry of Phelps, Leon of Andover; one sister, Mrs. Theodore Mingus of Andover; two grandchildren and her mother, Mrs. Ethel Copp, of this city.

From Geneva Daily Times 8 April 1912

Rushville, N. Y. -  Conrad Becker
died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Rupert, one-half mile east of this village, Thursday, aged 76 years. Death resulted from a stroke of apoplexy suffered Monday. He was born in Germany and since coming to this country thirty years ago has lived in this vicinity. Soon after his wife's death nearly four years ago, he went to the home of his daughter, where he has since resided. He leaves five children, Mrs. John Smith of Clifton; Mrs. Charles Smith of Junius; Fred Becker of MacDougal; Philip and Mrs. Rupert of this village. Funeral services were held from the residence Saturday at 3 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Reissig officiating. Burial was made in Gorham Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 22 June 1908

Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Conrad Becker
died at her home east of this village on Friday afternoon, aged 74 years. Her death was due to hardening of the blood vessels. She is survived by her husband and six children. The funeral services were held yesterday from the Lutheran church at Voak, Rev. Reicig officiating. Burial was made in the Gorham Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 26 December 1913

Daniel Philip Becker,
age 56 years, died at 10 a.m. yesterday at his late residence, 34 Lafayette avenue. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Fred Cooley, Irene M., Lena M, and Mabel E.; his mother, sister and two brothers. Funeral tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from his home. Rev. David H. Craver will officiate. Funeral private.

From Geneva Daily Times 14 May 1917

Mrs. Elizabeth Becker
of 100 LaFayette avenue died this morning at 4 o'clock. She is survived by two sons, Charles H. and William Becker, and one daughter, Miss Elizabeth Becker, all of Geneva. The funeral, which will be private, will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. D. H. Craver, officiating. Interment will be in the Washington Street Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 26 June 1891

Canadice, N. Y. -
Died, on the 11th inst., after a long sickness, of consumption, Fremont H. Becker, aged 28 years and 10 months. For several years he battled with the dreadful disease and though trying almost every known remedy, he was but little benefited. For the past 6 months he has been unable to work and was compelled to look death in the face with no hope of rescue. While everything earthly looked so dark he was led to turn his thoughts toward the future life and was permitted through his sufferings, to look up through faith to that life which is free from pain and disease. Rejoicing in God he passed triumphantly away. Rev. Elder Bates of Hemlock Lake conducted the funeral service from the church at Canadice, preaching from Psalms 23d, 4th verse. A wife, one little boy and two brothers, with a large circle of friends, mourn his death.

From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 20 September 1906

Henry Becker,
formerly of Geneva, died at Willard last Tuesday, aged 36 years. Funeral director P. L. Leach was sent there after the remains and brought them home late that night. The funeral will be held here this afternoon.

From Naples Record 21 September 1872

Mrs. John Becker
of Canadice was buried at the Baptist church cemetery in Richmond on the 8th with her infant child in her arms. She died from consumption and the child the same. She leaves a husband and seven children to mourn her loss.

From Naples Record 25 November 1931

Canadice, N. Y. -  Mrs. Lucinda Becker,
aged 79, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. May McGinley, in Sparta, on November 20, 1931. Her life, which had been full of suffering, has been lived almost entirely in Canadice. About 34 years ago a malady attacked her, which in a short time deprived her of the use of her lower limbs, also causing her constant pain which she bore with much fortitude, always greeting you with a smile. Since the death of her husband, John Becker, who died in 1910, she had been tenderly cared for by her children. She is survived by three sons, Jay, of Canadice, Herbert of Dansville and Reed of Holcomb; two daughters, Mrs. May McGinley of Sparta, and Mrs. Belle Agard of Sparta; three sons died some years ago. Funeral services will be held at the church on Monday at 2:30 p.m., with a prayer at the home of Mrs. McGinley at 1 p.m. Burial in Canadice cemetery beside her husband.

From Neapolitan Record 24 August 1887

Honeoye, N. Y. - 
Died on Friday afternoon, Aug. 19th, of paralysis, Mrs. Lucretia Adams Becker, wife of Willard Becker, aged 53 years. The funeral services were held from her late residence on Sunday at 2 p.m. She was buried at the Baptist cemetery by the side of 2 of her children.

From Geneva Daily Times 6 July 1908

Mrs. Mary Becker,
wife of Phillip Becker, died this morning at 6:45 o'clock at the family residence in Genesee Park. She has been a very active woman all her life until about a year ago when her health gradually began to fail. She was born Dec. 10th, 1842, in Rochester and for over forty years has lived in this city where she had gained a wide circle of friends. She was a member of the Order of Amaranth, of the Eastern Star, and of the Relief Corps, in all of which organizations she had greatly endeared herself to all of the members. She was a member of St. Peters Episcopal church and had always been greatly interested in all of its societies. She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. James C. Beebe of Holden, W. Va., and one son, Henry H. Becker of Buffalo, one sister, Mrs. C. L. Lehman of this city. The funeral will take place from the house Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., rector of St. Peter's church, will officiate and burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 26 April 1930

Geneva, N. Y., April 25 - William H. Becker,
65, died last night at his home, 53 Cherry street. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Carrie Becker, Mrs. Ethel Gehrig of Rochester; a son, Edwin H. Becker of Geneva; a sister, Miss Elizabeth Becker; and a brother, Charles Becker of Geneva. Funeral from the home Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.

From Geneva Gazette 5 February 1892

Died at his home in Rushville, Yates Co., Jan. 28, 1892, George Beckett, aged 88 years 3 months 17 days.  He was born in the town of Aldeby, Norfolk Co. Eng., and emigrated with his family to this country in 1836.  Of his immediate family three daughters survive him, Mrs. James Townsend of Seneca, Mrs. S. A. Erwin of Rushville, and Mrs. J. G. Furguson of Newark, N. Y., his wife and two sons having previously died.

From Ontario County Times 12 February 1892

Mr. George Beckett died with congestion of the lungs at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Sarah A. Erwin, at Rushville, January 28. Funeral services were held on Monday, February 1, at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Mr. Wells officiating, and was buried at No. 9 Church Cemetery in the town of Seneca. The deceased was born in England in 1802, and was 90 years of age. He came, with his wife and family of two sons and three daughters, to Geneva in 1836. One month after his arrival in Geneva, his wife died. Three daughters survive him to mourn the loss of a loving father and a respectable citizen.

From Ontario County Chronicle 9 September 1903

Rushville, N. Y. -
Saturday afternoon George Beckett died at his home in this village. He was born in England 77 years ago and came to this country when quite young and by hard industrious work became a prosperous and highly respected farmer. He was a member of the Rushville M. E. Church and is survived by a son, Fred Beckett, and a daughter, Mrs. John Adamson of Rushville.

From Ontario County Chronicle 24 September 1902

Rushville, N. Y.
- On Wednesday, September 17, Mrs. Mary Beckett died at her home on Main street, aged 68 years. She was a prominent member of the M. E. Church. She is survived by her husband, George Beckett, a son, Fred Beckett, and daughter, Mrs. J. H. Adamson of Cheshire.

From Geneva Gazette 31 July 1896

Death of a Veteran Soldier - Ambrose Bedell
died at his residence on Colt street early Wednesday morning, aged about 68 years.  He was born in Geneva and never had any other home.  He died of blood poisoning, the result of a wound received in one of his legs at the battle of Gettysburg -- a wound that never healed.  His name worthily had a place on the pension rolls at $32 per month.  Even after being wounded, he so far recovered as to be anxious to return to his regiment, and by special order of President Lincoln was reinstated, and he continued in the service until the war closed.  He took a deep interest in the organizations and welfare of his comrades, every reunion thereof being to him "a red-letter day."  

The deceased leaves a widow and four children, two sons and two daughters, all of adult age, and one maiden sister. His funeral will take place this afternoon from his late residence. Of course, his sorrowing comrades will turn out in full ranks and worthily give his mortal remains a soldier's burial. He was a most genial and companionable man, considerate in his views of others in all things yet firm in his own convictions. We do not believe he had an enemy -- he certainly deserved no man's animosity.

From Ontario County Journal 26 January 1912

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -  George C. Beebe
died at Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, on Tuesday, Jan. 16, from the effects of injuries received at Gates' crossing on Tuesday forenoon when he was struck by a passenger train, westbound, while on his way home from Honeoye Falls. His horse was instantly killed and the buggy demolished. Mr. Beebe was born in this town on the Beebe homestead on April 26, 1844, and was one of 11 children. Mr. Beebe, who was a veteran of the Civil war, was enlisted on August 27, 1862, in Co. K, 148th Reg., N. Y., and was honorably discharged on June 22, 1865, after which he lived in the West a number of years. About ten years ago he returned with his family to this village, where he had since resided. Besides his wife, three daughters survive him, Mrs. Erwin Bachman and Miss Mary Beebe, of this town, and Mrs. Harry Waterman of Pittsford; also three brothers, Albert of Howell, Mich., William of Leeds, Ia., and Enoch of Missouri; one sister, Mrs. Mary Richards of Toledo, O. His funeral was held from the Congregational church on Saturday afternoon, Rev. Charles Hamblin officiating. Interment in the Rural cemetery.

From Ontario County Chronicle 30 July 1902

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
At her home, two miles east of this village, on Wednesday evening, Mrs. Helen Beebe died, aged 74 years. She leaves one brother, Lucian Gunn, and one sister, Mrs. Pittenger; also one stepson, Lansing Beebe, all of this place.

From Ontario County Times 16 January 1867

A week ago yesterday, Sunday, the 6th instant, a sad and fatal accident occurred in the town of West Bloomfield, to Mr. Oliver M. Beebe. He had been hunting rabbits on the previous day, and on his return home had placed his loaded gun on the bottom of his democrat wagon, having taken the precaution to remove the cap from the nipple of his gun. The wagon was driven into his barn, with the gun remaining in it, over night. About half past 11 o'clock A. M. Sunday, he took hold of the muzzle to remove it from the wagon, drawing it towards him, when it exploded, discharging the contents, (a heavy charge of shot) into his left arm above the elbow on the lower side, and coming out near the shoulder, severing the artery and tearing out the fleshy part of the arm to the bone. A ligature was immediately applied, but the hemorrhage was so great before a surgeon could arrive that he was so prostrated and weakened, the he never rallied and gained sufficient strength to warrant amputation. He lived until the Friday morning following, when death put an end to his sufferings. Mr. Beebe was 34 years of age, and much beloved and respected by all who knew him, leaving a wife and three young children, together with a large circle of friends, to mourn his untimely end.

From Victor Herald 18 January 1901

Spencer Beebe
died at his home, last Thursday, after a brief illness, at the age of seventy years. Mr. Beebe served three years in the Civil War, and has been a pensioner for several years. He was industrious and respected in the neighborhood where he resided for about ten years. The funeral was held from the school house, Saturday at eleven o'clock, the Rev. F. F. Buckner of Bristol officiating. Interment in the cemetery here.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 19 May 1921

Canandaigua, N. Y., May 18 -
Following a stroke of paralysis that seized her yesterday, Mrs. Mary S. Brink Beecher, widow of Rollin L. Beecher, died at the home of her son, Frank L. Beecher shortly before noon today. Mrs. Beecher was found yesterday morning in her bed and failed to regain consciousness. Mrs. Beecher was born in Owego and resided there until her marriage, when she came to this place and had resided here since Mr. Beecher died. Mrs. Beecher was a charter member of the Canandaigua Presbyterian church and was always active in the circles of that church. She is survived by her son, Frank R. Beecher of this place; and four grandsons, Rollin M. Beecher, K. Milner Beecher, Frank R. Beecher, Jr., and John C. Beecher, all of whom reside in the town of Canandaigua. Her other son, George R. Beecher, died several years ago. The past year was spent by Mrs. Beecher in the Canandaigua Health Home and she returned to her son's home only a few days ago to make her home there. The funeral is to be held at the home of Frank R. Beecher at 3 o'clock on Saturday afternoon with Rev. C. Clarence Baker, Presbyterian pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 3 February 1908

Canandaigua, N. Y., Feb. 3 - Rollin L. Beecher,
one of Canandaigua's most highly respected citizens, died Saturday morning at his residence in Howell street. Mr. Beecher was born in Oswego in 1842 and was a schoolmate of United States Senator Platt. In Canandaigua he had been elected Supervisor and village president on the Democratic ticket. He was a a member of the Board of Education and of the Board of Trade, and as a citizen he always manifested an unselfish interest in Canandaigua's growth and prosperity. He leaves his wife and two sons, Frank R. Beecher of this place, and George Beecher of Los Angeles, Cal.

From Geneva Gazette 20 September 1895

Obituary -
The death of Mrs. James Beegan occurred September 14th, at her residence on Center street after an illness of several years, aged 59 years.  Mrs. Beegan was born in County Fermanagh, Ireland, a daughter of Michael and Catherine Doran.  She leaves a bereaved husband, ten sorrowing children (eight daughters and two sons) and twelve grand-children to mourn their grievous loss.  Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to all the afflicted ones.

From Ontario Republican Times 6 May 1863

Alvah Marvin
, son of Nelson and Hannah Beeman of South Bristol, died in St. Joseph's hospital, Philadelphia, on Tuesday morning, April 28, 1863, aged 23 years. The deceased enlisted in the Naval service of the United States in May 1861 and was wounded in the breast at the storming of Fort St. Philip, before New Orleans, in consequence of which he obtained a discharge and returned home. He could not be contented to remain inactive but a short time and determined to re-enlist, even before properly recovering from his wound. Having left home with this intention, he was prostrated at New York with an affection of the lungs for about two months. After visiting St. Thomas, W.I., he thought his health sufficiently improved and re-enlisted the service in February last. The next information received from him stated that he was in the above named hospital, sick with the measles, and a few days more, brought the sad news of his death. The attendant, Pastor Rev., A. Manship wrote words of consolation to the afflicted parents. "Many and deep are the wounds received by loving hearts at home in the course of this unrighteous rebellion!  Thus are the young, the strong, the brave, hurried from our midst, leaving frequently the aged, the helpless and broken hearted, to struggle with the discouragements of life. May they trust in the Divine promises to the bereaved, the widow and the fatherless, and receive from their fellows the full measure of that sympathy they need and more than deserve."

From Naples Record 23 March 1872

Elsewhere will be found the notice of the decease of Mrs. Beeman, wife of Alvah Beeman, Esq. The older and middle-aged citizens of our town will remember both her and husband. She was a resident of this village up to the time of her marriage, a member of I. M. Lyon's family, and niece of Mrs. Roxana Lyon. Her memory is dear to a large circle of friends here, and her companion has their heart-felt sympathy.

From Naples Record 6 March 1895

The widow of Gideon Beeman, a soldier, Mrs. Belinda Beeman, died Feb. 27, aged 71 years, 2 months and 15 days, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Adelbert Gardner, at Covels Corners, or Academy. She left her home to stay over night at Mrs. Gardner's, and had been in the house but a short time before she was stricken with paralysis, depriving her of the power of motion upon the left side. She lived about a week, and was cared for by the children. She leaves three children: H. M. Beeman of this place, Martin Beeman of Evarts, Mich., and Mrs. A. Gardner. Her deceased daughter, Mrs. Emma Beeman Fellows leaves a daughter, Mrs. Emma Fellows Beeman of this place. There are numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren to mourn her loss. Mrs. Beeman was formerly a resident a resident of this place for many years and was well and favorably known. She and Mrs. C. L. Randall, of Covels Corners, are daughters of Increase and Ann Jackson, who resided here until her death.

From Ontario County Chronicle 5 June 1901

Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Hannah Beeman died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Trickey, Sunday. She is the widow of the late Nelson Beeman and is 84 years of age. Interment in the Coye cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 7 June 1901

Bristol Springs, N. Y. -
Died on Sunday, Hannah T., widow of Nelson Beeman, in the 85th year of her age. Mrs. Beeman had been a resident of this town for more than 50 years and belonged to the class of patient toilers, who have helped ton convert this into a fairly prosperous farming region. The number who endured the hardships incident to clearing the land of the forest is constantly diminishing and will soon be a memory only. Mrs. Beeman was born in Farmington, this county, and was the daughter of the Rev. John Trembley. She removed to the Academy tract with her parents, to the farm now occupied by C. E. Freer, when about two years of age, and resided there until her marriage. She was a devoted mother and spent her last days with her daughter on the farm where she had lived for many years. Of a family of four sons and three daughters, two sons and one daughter survive her.

From Livonia Gazette 19 January 1883

John S. Beeman,
an old resident of Richmond, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Ira E. Allen, on Tuesday of last week, at the age of 76 years. He was the father, also, of Mrs. William Cobb, and has a son settled at the west.

From Ontario County Journal 22 June 1917

The death of Mrs. Lucia Crane Beeman, wife of Chief of Police Henry C. Beeman, occurred at Memorial hospital yesterday at noon, where she had been a patient for several months. Deceased was born in the town of South Bristol, March 17, 1848. She leaves, besides her husband, two sons, Seth T. Beeman of Buffalo, and Roscoe C. of Canandaigua; and one daughter, Miss Grace O. Beeman of Canandaigua; also nine grandchildren. The funeral services will be held on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. George E. Finlay will officiate. Interment will be at Woodlawn.

From Geneva Advertiser 15 November 1887

Nelson Beeman,
aged 75 years, residing with his daughter at Bristol Springs in this county, shot himself with a revolver on Sunday night of last week. The ball entered the right eye and came out in the left temple. He died the next afternoon.

From Ontario County Journal 7 May 1909

Rejoice C. Beeman,
aged 82 years, died at the home of his niece, Mrs. M. J. Kisor, Telyea street, on Wednesday afternoon. Born near Seneca Point, he came to Canandaigua in early life and had ever since made his home here. He never married. Mr Beeman was one of the first to subscribe for The Journal when it was was established in 1873, and had ever since been a reader. Two brothers, Seth, of Syracuse, Henry C. Beeman, of this place, and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Botsford of Weedsport, survive. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the Kisor home and Rev. J. S. Ebersole will officiate.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 1 June 1929

Canandaigua, N. Y., May 31 -
From the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Wesley at Holcomb Sunday at 2 o'clock, will be held the funeral of Mrs. Sarah A. Beeman, 78, widow of Henry M. Beeman of Bristol Springs, who died yesterday at the Rochester Y. W. C. A. where she held a supervisory position. Burial in Coye cemetery, South Bristol. Besides Mrs. Wesley, she leaves another daughter and two sons, Mrs. Harry Degen and Patrolman George R. Beeman of Canandaigua, and LeRoy Beeman of Rochester.

From Ontario County Journal 9 November 1883

Rushville, N. Y. -
The wife of Mr. J. H. Beerman died after an illness of a few days, at her residence in this village, Sunday evening, Nov. 4th, 1883, aged 64 years. This sad and unexpected event cast a gloom over the many friends of the family. But a few days before Mr. and Mrs. Beerman had entertained a large number of invited guests to witness the marriage of their daughter, Carrie. No one thought that so soon would they be called to mourn the death of this  greatly esteemed lady. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community. Funeral services were held at the house Tuesday afternoon.

From Neapolitan Record 18 March 1880

Alanson E. Beers
died at his home in Rushville Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock, of pneumonia, after ten days sickness. The funeral services will be held this afternoon, and many of the friends and relatives here have gone to attend them. From his long association with the press of this village, and his participation in all affairs of business of this village, years ago, and of Rushville, his worth is well-known and his loss will be deeply felt. 

From Ontario County Journal 7 April 1882

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Charlotte Beers
died on Saturday evening at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. John Dean, of this village. Her age was 67 years. She was buried in Garlinghouse, by the side of her husband, who died some thirty years ago.

From Geneva Daily Times 17 November 1904

Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Christina Beers
died at her home in this village yesterday morning at the age of seventy-seven years, after suffering for a long time with Bright's disease and heart trouble. The funeral will be held at the house tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. A. W. Rice, pastor of the M. E. church, of which the deceased was a member, will officiate. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Knickerbocker, of Lansing, Mich., and three sons, Edward of this village, William and Clarence, who reside in the west.

From Naples Record 13 March 1875

Wm. C. Beers
of South Bristol, who died March 4th after a short illness, was an aged man.

From Geneva Daily Times 2 December 1941

Augustine Belcastro
died this morning at the family home, 303 North Genesee street, after a long illness. Surviving are his wife, Carmela Yearpino Belcastro; one son, Gaetano of Geneva; one brother, Stephen, and a sister, Mary Catherine of Italy. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 8:30 o'clock from his late home and 9 at St. Francis de Sales church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.

From Victor Herald 19 August 1904

Allen's Hill, N. Y. -
This community was startled by the news of the death of Marshall Belcher, aged 73 years. Mr. Belcher was buying eggs and poultry, and on Friday went to the home of Mr. Sawdery on the road to Honeoye to get some poultry. While running after a fowl, he fell over into the bushes dead. He leaves a wife and eight children, Eugene of Rochester; Will. George, Fred, Irving, Burt and Allen of this town; and one daughter, Mrs. Emma Duffy. His early life was passed in Pittsford, but for twenty years he had been here. Of his own family two sisters are living: Mrs. Rose of Grand Rapids, Mich. and Mrs. Kent of Honeoye Falls. He was a man of much energy and perseverance.

From Geneva Daily Times 3 March 1897

Edward Belden,
aged 73 years, died this morning at the home of his son, conductor Charles H. Belden, No. 38 Elm street. The deceased was a resident of Onondaga and came to Geneva a year ago to pass his remaining days with his son. Since coming here he has not left the house, his ailment being erysipelas. Mr. Belden was a popular man in the community in which he lived. He conducted a distillery at Phelps for twenty years and made a fortune in the business. The funeral will take place from the house Friday morning at nine o'clock. The remains will be taken to Onondaga for interment.

From Ontario County Journal 30 April 1915

Allen's Hill, N. Y. -  Mrs. Augusta Bell,
a respected residence, passed away at the home of her son, M. H. Bell, on Monday morning at 2 o'clock, following an illness of several weeks with grip. Mrs. Bell was born in Hempstead, L. I., on December 24, 1824, the daughter of Peter F. and Elisa Stout Baker. She moved here 60 years ago this spring, was a member of the Allen's Hill Methodist church, uniting many years ago. She taught school before her marriage to Mr. Bell, whose death occurred 28 years ago. She had full possession of her faculties and was a wonderfully well-preserved woman. She was a kind and obliging neighbor and friend, but of unassuming nature and it was with her family that she found her greatest pleasure and enjoyment. She always seemed pleased to have friends call and delighted in visiting with them. She lived a good life, reaching the great age of 90 years, 4 months and 14 days. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Ella Brown of Honeoye Falls; one son, M. H. Bell; and three granddaughters, Misses Clara Brown of Canandaigua, Edna Brown of Rochester, Helen Brown of Henrietta; and one grandson, F. M. Ball, of this place; also one great-granddaughter, Thelma. The funeral was held at the home of her son on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. W. W. Rothrock officiating. Interment was in the family lot in the beautiful cemetery at Allens Hill.

From Geneva Gazette 8 November 1895

The death of Mrs. Eliza A. Bell, mother of Dr. F. P. Bell, of Naples, occurred at the home of her son Tuesday November 5th, at 11:30 A. M.  She had been ill for some years and had gradually wasted away till death came as a sweet relief.  Mrs. Bell was born in Honeoye July 10th, 1821, making her past 74 years of age at her death.  Naples Record

From Phelps Citizen 2 January 1913

Mrs. Elizabeth Bell,
an aged and highly respected resident of this village died at her home on Eagle street last Sunday morning at the advanced age of 91 years. Mrs. Bell had been in feeble health for some time but her death was hastened by a fall about a month ago in which she suffered a fractured hip bone. Deceased was born in Cobleskill, Schoharie County, July 5, 1821, and came to this town when 12 years old. In early life she was married to William Bell, who died in 1858. Deceased resided near Gypsum for a number of years and moved to this village 45 years ago and had occupied the Eagle street home ever since. Surviving relatives are one daughter, Miss Christine Bell, who resides at home and tenderly cared for her mother; and five grandchildren, Mrs. Katherine Fowler of Boston, Frank and William Hicks of this village, and Roger and Lucille Bell of Kansas City. The funeral services were held at the house Tuesday afternoon, Rev. J. B. Nasmith officiating, and interment was made at Gypsum.

From Geneva Daily Times 23 July 1930

The death of Mrs. Elizabeth A. Bell, aged sixty-six years, occurred last evening at the Geneva General Hospital following a brief illness. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Albert Klopher; three grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Frank Dwyer of Geneva. The funeral will be held on Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Klopher, and at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's church. Interment will be made in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

From Neapolitan Record 1 December 1886

Frederick Bell,
residing near Allen' Hill, died at his late residence, after a lingering illness, on Thursday of last week.

From Ontario County Journal 9 September 1887

Academy, N. Y. - J. Howard Bell, who died at Bristol Springs last week, was born and brought up in this school district. He was the son of John Bell, a Scotchman, who lived where Dr. Andrus now lives. The deceased inherited consumption and more than an ordinary bright intellect , with a large amount of enterprise and pluck. Had his physical been equal to his intellectual and financial ability, he would have made his mark in the world. His word was good from boyhood. He married the accomplished and only daughter of Charles G. Hemenway of Bristol Springs, who survives him.

From Ontario County Journal 22 May 1908

Naples, N. Y. -  . . . 
In the afternoon was held the funeral of Philo H. Bell, father of Mrs. George Gillett, of this village, at whose home he died on May 18, aged 84 years. His home had long been in Steuben County, but losing his second wife some 10 years ago and growing feeble, he gave up his home and had been living since with his daughter. He was born in Vermont but early came into this section. He married, first, Miss Hoose of Prattsburgh, and the one daughter by this marriage is now Mrs. Philip Marshal of Italy. His last wife was Miss Matilda Williams of Ingleside, and their only living child is Mrs. Gillett. One son, Seeley, died recently. Rev. James Moss officiated at his funeral and the body was taken to Ingleside for burial.

From Ontario County Journal 25 November 1910

The death of Mrs. Phoebe M. Bell, widow of Sidney S. Bell, occurred at the home of her son, Ralph Bell, Center street, on Sunday after a long illness. The deceased was born in Gorham in 1823. Mrs. Bell suffered a fractured hip some months ago, which confined her to the hospital for some time. Two months ago she was removed to the home of her son where she died. Besides her son, Mrs. Bell is survived by one brother, Virgil Smith, of Reed's Corners. The funeral services were held from the Presbyterian church at Gorham on Tuesday afternoon. Interment was in Gorham cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 19 May 1908

Naples, N. Y. - Philo H. Bell,
of this village, died yesterday morning, aged 84 years. He was at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Gillette, being feeble and requiring constant care. Until ten years ago he had been an active citizen, well-known and respected. His birthplace was Vermont, but he came to this section when a boy, making Prattsburg his home till he came to Naples. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Gillett and Mrs. Philip Marshall, of Italy.

From Ontario County Chronicle 14 May 1902

Robert Bell,
of Canandaigua, died in Willard State Hospital on Thursday, aged 53 years. He was formerly a well-known fruit grower on the east side of Canandaigua Lake. He subsequently removed to Canandaigua, where he worked at his trade up to the time he was pronounced insane. The funeral was held Friday morning, the Rev. J. W. Webb officiating. He is survived by a widow.

From Geneva Gazette 13 July 1888

On Monday last Mrs. Sally Bell died at her residence a few miles west of Geneva, at the advanced age of ninety-four years.  The funeral services were held on Wednesday and the remains were interred in the cemetery at Gorham.

From Ontario County Journal 28 January 1910

Gorham, N. Y. -
The death of Sidney H. Bell occurred at the Memorial hospital on Tuesday. He was taken to the hospital two weeks ago for treatment. He has been in ill health for a long time. Deceased was born in Gorham 76 years ago. At the beginning of the Civil War he married Miss Phebe Smith of Reed's Corners. For over 20 years he taught school and conducted singing schools in the neighboring villages. In the war he belonged to the 50th Engineer regiment and was also the bandmaster at Washington. He was a faithful member of the Presbyterian church, being church clerk for over 15 years; also leader of the choir. Since giving up his school work, he has been engaged in the carpenter trade until about a year ago, when his health began to fail. Besides his wife, he leaves one son, Ralph, of Canandaigua, and one sister, Mrs. William Rupert of Seneca. The funeral was held from the Presbyterian church yesterday afternoon, Rev. John McColl officiating. Six of his nephews acted as bearers.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 23 January 1907

At 6 o'clock p.m. Saturday, the death occurred at the Webster house of Mrs. Ann Bellew, mother of Mrs. F. D. Woollett of this place. Mrs. Bellew, who has resided with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Woollett, for some time past, was taken sick Wednesday with pneumonia. She had also been a sufferer from heart trouble for some time and her advanced age contributed to render her case hopeless. Mrs. Bellew is survived by four children, Mrs. F. D. Woollett, Mrs. M. J. Lee of Caledonia, Henry Bellew of Caledonia and Patrick Bellew of Niagara Falls. She was a woman of fine christian character and a devout member of the Roman Catholic church, being a regular attendant at church services until incapacitated by failing health. The remains were taken to Caledonia yesterday morning on the 9:05 train and funeral services were held in St. Columba's church there at 10 o'clock, followed by interment in St. Columba's cemetery.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 10 July 1926

Holcomb, July 9 - Alice A. Cummings Bellinger,
67, wife of Moses C. Bellinger, died 8 July 1926 at home. Besides her husband, she leaves two sons, Ralph H. & Christopher G. Bellinger; and a sister, Mrs. Hicks. Funeral Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home. Interment in East Bloomfield.

From Ontario County Journal 11 May 1917

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Christina Bellinger,
widow of Moses Bellinger, Sr., died at the Bellinger home on Sunday, after several weeks illness. She was born at Danube, Herkimer county, Nov. 14, 1829. Mr. and Mrs. Bellinger and family came to East Bloomfield 51 years ago and located on the old Rochester place, which had since been their home. Two sons and four daughters survive, Hiram and Margaret, of the homestead; Moses of Holcomb, Mrs. H. Wheeler Bostwick, Mrs. Charles Gauss and Mrs. William Page. Rev. O. F. Alford, of the Universalist church of Bristol, officiated at the funeral on Wednesday at the home. Burial was in the village cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 21 May 1897

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
From his late residence, about two miles west of the village, at 2 o'clock, on Wednesday afternoon, was held the funeral of Christopher Bellinger, who was one of the oldest and most respected citizens of the town. By his death, which occurred suddenly last Sunday evening, ties that were dear to many were severed, and the numerous friends of Mr. Bellinger gathered to pay a last tribute to the deceased. Services at the house were as simple as the Universalist ritual can be made. Passages of scripture were read by the Rev. H. J. Orelup, of Bristol. Among the floral pieces were a pillow of carnations and roses; a wreath of white lilacs from Miss Nettie Silvernail; a star of carnations and roses from Mr. and Mrs. Abram Bellinger of Little Falls; a cluster of pink carnations and lilies-of-the-valley with smilax; and a number of potted plants. A male quartette, consisting of A. T. Adams, E. W. Page, C. M. Norton and Woodbry Adams sang two selections.

Mr. Bellinger was born at Fall Hill, Herkimer county in 1829. In 1849, he married Christina Walrath of Indian Castle, and of their union six children were born: Mrs. Wheeler H. Bostwick, Mrs. William C. Page, Miss Maggie Bellinger and Miss Gertie Bellinger, all of this place; Moses Bellinger who resides in Mendon; and Hiram Bellinger who resides on the farm here. In 1866, Mr. Bellinger moved to this town and purchased of Henry W. Hamlin the farm known as the old Harris homestead, and under his management the farm was made a model country home. Mr. Bellinger always devoted himself closely to his farming, and enjoyed a reputation for straightforward honesty of purpose in all his transactions. In addition to the children, three brothers survive: Peter L., Abram E., and Joram Bellinger, all residents at Little Falls.

From Geneva Gazette 24 April 1891

Robert Bellinger,
at one time a wealthy farmer of East Bloomfield, Ontario county, hung himself in a barn belonging to Joram Bellinger, a friend, whom he was visiting in Little Falls, last Saturday.  Bellinger secured a piece of clothes-line and tied one end to a rafter, then stood on a stairway and pushed himself off.  He tried to purchase prussic acid at a local drug store on Tuesday, but the druggist refused to sell it to him, so it is evident that he has been contemplating self-destruction for some time. He was about seventy years of age, and leaves five children.  It is said that he lost his property through the profligacy of a near relative, and this was the cause of his committing the rash act.

From Ontario County Journal 24 January 1913

Mrs. Lucina Bellis,
of Gorham, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. George Havens, at Atlanta, on Jan. 16, aged 65 years and nine months. Interment was made at Rushville on Monday. Deceased is survived by five sons, Edwin of Cheshire, Claud of Gorham, Stacy of Potter, Rolland of Buffalo, and Earl of Canandaigua; also four daughters, Mrs. Maud Gage of Gorham; Mrs. Nellie Johnson of Potter, Mrs. Henry Cole of Canandaigua and Miss Mildred Bellis of Atlanta.

From Ontario County Journal 19 February 1897

Reed's Corners, N. Y. - 
The sad and sudden death of Albert Bellows occurred on Saturday last, at his home near the lake. Mr. Bellows had been sick but a few days, and his case was not thought serious until a day or so before his death, which was caused by pneumonia. He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his loss. The funeral was held from the house on Wednesday.

From Ontario County Journal 19 February 1904

Allen's Hill, N. Y. -  Charles W. Belson
died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Beach, at Richmond Mills, on Tuesday, Feb. 9, after a long illness, aged 73 years. He also leaves one son, H. M. Belson of Bellevue, O. The funeral services were held on Friday afternoon. The burial was at Richmond Center.

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