"Bos" to "Boz" Obituaries



From Buffalo Express 21 February 1942

Rochester, Feb. 20 -
"Accidental death resulting from a cat bite" was the verdict reached by Coroner David H. Atwater in the case of Mrs. Christian Bostwick, 49, of East Bloomfield. Dr. Atwater explained that Mrs. Bostwick, suffering from several ailments, was bitten by her cat and when she went to a doctor for treatment, he hesitated at administering anti-tetanus serum because of her health. Instead, reported the coroner, the physician tried a skin test to check the patients reaction to the serum. The patient died immediately the test was over, said the coroner, and concluded the cat was responsible.



From Geneva Gazette 8 February 1901

Aged 70 years, residing in the country west of this city, Mrs. Daniel Bostwick died Wednesday night. She is survived by her husband and one daughter, Miss Belle Bostwick.



From Ontario County Journal 22 May 1896

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Daniel R. Bostwick,
aged 80 years, died at his home on Sunday afternoon, after an illness of only a few hours. The funeral services were held from his late residence on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. M. L. Stimson officiating. Interment was in the Rice cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 22 December 1922

Franklin H. Bostwick,
aged 70 years, of this village, died this morning at the Canandaigua hospital. He is survived by one son, Hallett Bostwick of Oaks Corners; two daughters, Mrs. Lola Clay of Seneca Falls and Miss Leah Bostwick of Oaks Corners. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of W. H. Doolittle, Oaks Corners. Rev. J. B. Felt of the Presbyterian church will officiate. Interment will be made in the Salisbury Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 16 September 1887

Mrs. Jennie Bostwick died Saturday night last at her new home, (Clifton Springs).  Her demise was sudden and most unexpected.  About ten days previously she gave birth to her first child, and to within a few hours of her death was convalescing finely from the travails of maternity.  Her death therefore is all the more shocking and inconsolable to the bereaved husband, parents and friends.  Mrs. Bostwick was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward N. Hall of Hall's Corners, and was a general favorite of a multitude of young acquaintances, and the idol of a loving husband and fond parents.  Her death makes a void which earth cannot fill.  Her funeral took place from the Presbyterian Church in Seneca on Tuesday last and was very largely attended.  A sad circumstance incident to the solemn occasion was the absence of the bereaved father, who is confined to his house by severe illness.  May our Heavenly Father temper this afflictive dispensation to the sorrowing ones by a manifestation of Divine love.



From Ontario County Journal 7 April 1899

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  William Bostwick,
a lifelong resident of this town, died on Saturday, April 1, after a lingering illness. A wife and five children, two sons and three daughters, survive him. The funeral was held from his late resident on Tuesday.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 23 April 1926

Canandaigua, N. Y., April 22 - William H. Bostwick,
55, of Holcomb, died at Thompson Memorial Hospital late yesterday afternoon after an operation for appendicitis performed last week. Mr. Bostwick was born in the town of East Bloomfield and always had resided in Ontario county. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Leonard Appleton of Holcomb, with whom he resided, and Mrs. Clifford Hartford of Avon; a brother, Herman Bostwick of Rochester; and two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Short, and Mrs. Pitts Short, both of Seattle, Wash. Funeral at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Appleton at Holcomb at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Rev. Walter Bailey, of the East Bloomfield Congregational church, in charge. Burial at East Bloomfield.



From Geneva Daily Times 25 January 1915

Phelps, N. Y. -
At her home in Exchange street, Saturday, occurred the death of Mrs. Cleopatra Boswell, after a long period of ill health, at the age of 73 years. Mrs. Boswell, who was born at Port Gibson, came to Phelps in childhood and had spent practically her whole life in this community. Her husband, Frank G. Boswell, at one time a postmaster in Phelps, died about twenty-two years ago. A son, Frank G., and a grandson, Lloyd Boswell, are the only near surviving relatives. The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the house, Rev. C. C. McLean, pastor of the Presbyterian church, conducting the services. Burial will be in the Phelps Cemetery.



From Ontario County Chronicle 30 October 1901


Daniel I. Boswell, a well known citizen of Canandaigua, died at his home in Bristol street early Friday morning, October 26, aged 68 years. Death was due to an injury sustained several weeks ago. In that accident his right ankle and foot were so seriously crushed that it was necessary to to perform an amputation, from which he never recovered. The deceased was a veteran of the Civil War and a highly esteemed member of the Albert M. Murray Post, GAR, the members of which attended in a body, the funeral, which was held Sunday afternoon. The deceased is survived by a wife and four sons, Ralph, Zachariah, John and Harold.



From Geneva Gazette 27 May 1881

With regard to the death of Frank, son of ex-Sheriff Boswell of Canandaigua, the following particulars are ascertained: About 5 1/2 o'clock Friday morning, one of the justices of sessions in attendance at court, was taking a walk on upper Main street, and discovered the body of a man lying in the gutter. On removal it was found to be Frank Boswell. He had evidently fallen from or been knocked from the crossing into the gutter in which, from appearance, there could not have been more than 18 inches of water. Mr. Boswell left the hotel about 11 o'clock for his home in the northeast part of the village. Why he should have been in the opposite direction and crossing the street where he was found, cannot be surmised. He was found just as he had apparently fallen, his hands in his overcoat pockets and his face down. Either he was stunned in the fall or violence was used, though there is no evidence that he was robbed. At the time the body was found the water had subsided so as to leave about six inches.



From Geneva Daily Times 23 April 1897

Mrs. Frank G. Boswell

Phelps, N. Y. - Last evening about nine o'clock, Frank G. Boswell went home and discovered his wife dead in bed. The last he saw of her alive was about 5 o'clock when he left home to see some friends at the Crown Drill Works. He came home about six o'clock and got his own supper, as he supposed his wife had gone to her mother's house, where she had taken their young child early in the afternoon. In the evening he went up town and on his arrival home found her dead in a spare bedroom as related above. He hastily ran for Dr. Howe, who found upon examination that she had been dead four or five hours. Coroner Archer of Clifton Springs was sent for, but could not be found. She was subject to fainting spells and it is not known as yet whether her death was due to one of them or to poison. When Dr. Howe arrived at the house he found an empty chloroform bottle at the foot of the bed in which Mrs. Boswell lay and a four ounce bottle of aconite, of which only a little had been taken out. The following note was also found:
"Frank - I am tired of this all. The end must come.   Mable"
Early in the afternoon when Boswell was talking of going to the Crown Drill works, his wife did not wish him to go and locked both doors so he could not get out. After a short time he got out of the back door but his wife ran out the front door and stopped him in the yard. He went back with her and stayed in the house a little while. Then he went out the rear door and reached the Crown Drill shop by the back way. Mrs. Boswell was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Laughlin and was married about a year and a half ago. She leaves a young son about six months old. She was very popular in Phelps and a graduate in the class of '94 from the Union school. Wednesday night, accompanied by her mother, she attended the minstrel in which her husband was one of the principal participants and appeared to enjoy the performance.



From Ontario County Chronicle 3 April 1901

Shortsville, N. Y. - Many were surprised here last week to hear of the death of Harry Boswell, commonly called Schlick, who went to school here many years, until two years ago, when he with his mother, Mrs. Henry Schlick, and step-father, moved to Naples, this county. Harry was subject to fits and this finally caused his demise.



From Ontario County Chronicle 22 August 1900

Mrs. Nathaniel R. Boswell,
a well-known and esteemed resident of Canandaigua, died at her home in Chapin street, early yesterday morning, aged 69 years. About a year ago Mrs. Boswell suffered from a stroke of paralysis, from which she never recovered. A few months ago she had another stroke which finally caused her death. The deceased was widely known throughout Ontario county. She leaves four children, William, Dora and Mrs. Charles Smith of this village, and Nathaniel R., of Buffalo. The funeral will be held from the family residence tomorrow, Thursday afternoon, at 4 o'clock.



From Ontario County Journal 1 December 1899

The death of Nathaniel Roe Boswell occurred at his home on Chapin street last Sunday afternoon at 5:15 o'clock, after a lingering illness from a complication of diseases. He had been confined to his bed for about three weeks, but prior to that and since the time of his injury on a defective sidewalk some years ago, he had been in poor health. Deceased was born in Union, Broome county, in April, 1826, and when a lad of 14, his parents removed to Ontario county. Early in life he became the proprietor of a hotel at Cheshire, in this town, which he conducted for some years. From 1858 until 1868, he managed a hotel at Shortsville, during which time he served the town of Manchester as collector and constable. Returning to Canandaigua in 1868, he purchased the Washington hotel, and was its proprietor for a term of years. He leased the Webster House in 1883, and continued in the management thereof until 1887, when he removed to the Ontario House, which he conducted until that famous old hostelry was torn down in January, 1895, to make room for the present handsome Hallenbeck block. Mr. Boswell was a lifelong Democrat, and in 1873 was honored by his party in the nomination for sheriff to which office he was elected and which he held for one term. Mr. Boswell has also served the town as constable, serving in that capacity, altogether, twenty years, and as a member of the board of health and as assessor. He was one of the oldest members of the local Masonic lodge. His experience as a hotel proprietor extended over a term of more than 30 years, and he was one of the best known hotel men in this part of the state.

Besides his widow, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. C. W. Smith and Miss Dora E. Boswell, of this village, and two sons, William P., of this place, and Nathaniel R. Boswell of Rochester. A sister, Mrs. Sarah Mason, of Buffalo, and two brothers, Daniel I. and John Boswell, of this village, also survive. The funeral services were held at the late home of the deceased on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. John Q. Adams offered prayer and the remainder of the service was conducted by the Masonic lodge. Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 14 November 1866

Mr. William Boswell,
a citizen of this place, died very suddenly at his residence on Beeman Street, last Tuesday afternoon. He was at the polls on election day, and after voting he went home to attend to some work, apparently in the enjoyment of usual health. Soon after he was stricken down and almost immediately expired. Mr. Boswell was 69 years of age. His sudden death is attributed to heart disease.



From Geneva Daily Times 5 October 1908

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. William Boswell
died at her home on Chaplin street, Friday night. Mrs. Boswell was born in Geneva, and came to Canandaigua to live when 14 years old. Her age was 54 years. She leaves her husband, an aged mother, Mrs. George W. Fisher; one daughter, Mrs. John Daley, and one son, Frank Boswell.



From Ontario County Journal 20 March 1914

The death of Mrs. Sarah Beeman Botsford, formerly of Canandaigua, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Crosier, at Weedsport yesterday morning. Death was due to paralysis. Deceased was one of 10 children of Reuben and Orphie Beeman, and she was born 81 years ago at Seneca Point. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mary Crosier of Weedsport; Mrs. Jennie Snyder of Syracuse; and one son, John Botsford of Pennsylvania; also one brother, Henry C. Beeman of Canandaigua. The funeral services will be held at the Curtice undertaking rooms tomorrow afternoon, at 1 o'clock. Interment will be in West Avenue cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 2 March 1883

Our citizens will be pained to hear of the death yesterday morning of Charles L. Bottum, of Canandaigua, father of Mrs. Mark J. Bunnell. Mr. Bottum was for some years a resident of Dansville, and by his warm social character and business enterprise won the esteem of many. Two of Mr. Bottum's sons were buried in our cemetery some years since, and last year he buried his brother there. It is expected that his remains will be brought here this evening for interment. Dansville Advertiser



From Ontario County Journal 6 November 1896

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Augustus Boughton,
one of the oldest farmers of this town, died at his home about two mile north of the station, on Tuesday morning, after an illness lasting 18 months. Mr. Boughton was born in the town of Victor in 1824, and removed to this place about 50 years ago, upon the farm where he has since lived until the time of his death. Besides a widow, the following children survive him: Mrs. Edgar Norton, Dwight Boughton and Frederick Boughton. The funeral was held at his late home on Thursday at 2 o'clock, Rev. M. L. Stimson of East Bloomfield and the Rev. M. Hudnutt of Victor officiating. Interment at Boughton Hill cemetery.



From Victor Herald 1 August 1891

Mrs. Caroline Hart,
wife of Walter Boughton, died at her home, about one mile north of this village, on Thursday. She had been in feeble health for about one year, but for the past two weeks she has been gradually growing worse, with the above results. Mrs. Boughton was the daughter of John Hart, one of the pioneers of the north part of the town. She was married to Walter Boughton in 1847, who with four children survive her: Herman Boughton, Myron Boughton, Mrs. A. C. Aldridge of Victor, and Mrs. J. R. Woosey of Egypt. The oldest child, Emma, died many years ago. Mrs. Boughton joined the Methodist church in early life and has ever since been a regular attendant. She was a woman of quiet domestic ways and devoted her whole being to raising her family, and like that Roman mother took pride in pointing to them as her crown jewels. During the past months of weary waiting and suffering, she bore everything with that patient forbearance that only comes of faith and trust in the Lord's promises. Besides the immediate members of the family, two sisters, Mrs. Tryphena Wilson of Dayton, Oregon, Elizabeth Ellis of Gasport, N.Y., and one brother, Dennis J. Hart of Galesburg, Mich., survive her. The funeral services will be held at two o'clock this afternoon from the Methodist church. A large circle of neighbors and acquaintances extend to the grief stricken family their hearty sympathy.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 3 April 1907

Victor, N. Y. -  Cephas Boughton,
one of the oldest residents of this village, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James Vail, on Friday morning. Mr. Boughton had been in a feeble condition for several months. He was born in this town on April 2, 1821, and if his life had been spared for four more days, he would have celebrated his eighty-sixth birthday. Mr. Boughton's wife, who was formerly Miss Mary Hart, died over thirty years ago, and since that time he had resided at the homes of his children. He was a pleasant, genial man, had lived a Christian life, and was always interested in affairs of church and state, and as long as his health permitted, was an active worker in the Presbyterian church. In the early days he was a member of the church choir, and he always retained his love for music and was fond of reciting incidents which happened in his younger life. During the active part of Mr. Boughton's life he had followed agricultural pursuits and had been interested in farms at various times in Kansas, Missouri and South Carolina. He is survived by four daughters, one son and ten grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Caroline Gallup, of this village. The surviving children are: Mrs. Carrie Root of North Tonawanda; Mrs. Laura Thompson of Geneseo; Mrs. Elizabeth Vail of this village; Mrs. Ella Rutter of Spiritwood, N. D.; and Albert Boughton of North Tonawanda. The funeral services will be held on Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, at the home of Mr. Boughton's nephew, William B. Gallup. Rev. Frank W. Hill of the Presbyterian church will be the officiating clergyman, and burial will be made in the village cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 12 January 1938

Charles F. Boughton
at his home in Victor on Jan. 10, 1938. He leaves his wife, Jennie; one daughter, Mrs. Gilbert Eldridge, one sister, Mrs. Charles Phillips, two brothers, John and Binius, and six grandchildren, all of Victor. Funeral services at the home on Thursday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Nelson Lobdell officiating. Interment in Boughton Hill cemetery, Victor.



Christian Ambassador, New York, NY, Sat. 23 Jun 1866
[a Universalist newspaper]

Boughton, De Forest

DEATHS.  BOUGHTON.—In Victor, May 22, of congestion of the lungs, Mr. De Forest Boughton, aged 79 years.
His sickness was brief, lasting only three days—thus quickly terminating the decrepitude of age.  When a boy, he removed from Massachusetts, and lived in Victor 73 years, and has seen it pass from forests to cultivated farms, dotted with comfortable dwellings...  Esteemed as a good citizen, a kind neighbor, a man of exemplary habits, he has gone to find the fruition of the faith he believed.  His funeral was attended in the Universalist church, on the 24th, and a sermon was preached by the writer, to a large audience, who testified their esteem for the memory of deceased.  May faith in God comfort the bereaved widow [Mary A. Boughton] and the large circle of relatives.

G.W.M. [Rev. George Washington Montgomery of Rochester]

This contribution was kindly donated by Karen Dau, Rochester NY
Archivist, NY State Convention of Universalists




From Shortsville Enterprise 24 December 1936

The death of Mrs. Dwight Boughton occurred on December 13, and funeral services were held on Wednesday from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Raymond Webb, in Hopewell. The Rev. Frederick Webber, pastor of the West Bloomfield Congregational church, officiated. Interment was made in Boughton Hill cemetery, near Victor. The bearers were Henry Olney of Victor, Ray Olney of Honeoye Falls, William Olney of Sodus Center, Ellis Boughton and Ogden Miller of Victor and Walter Eckler of Shortsville.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 15 July 1916

Victor, N. Y., July 14 -
The death of Edward Boughton occurred in his home in this village at 8:15 o'clock Thursday evening at the age of 79 years. He had been in failing health for a long time, but for the past two weeks his condition had become serious. Edward Boughton was born August 28, 1837, a son of the late Levi and Rachel Boughton. He was born in the town of Victor in a log house on the site of the old homestead now occupied by his son, Linus Boughton, Mr. Boughton's father, Levi Boughton, cleared and settled the homestead farm becoming one of the pioneer settlers in this section. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Boughton lived in the old homestead until 1899 when they moved to Victor where they have resided in the present home for the past seventeen years.

On November 17, 1851, the marriage of Edward Boughton to Miss Harriet Farnum, of Victor, took place. Mr. Boughton has held many offices of trust in this village. He was for some time highway administrator and a village trustee. He leaves his wife, Harriet Farnum Boughton; and one daughter, Mrs. Cora Boughton Phillips; and three sons, John, Charles, and Linus Boughton, all of Victor; and eleven grandchildren. The funeral will be held from his home in Main street on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. F. W. Hill, of the Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment will be in Boughton Hill cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 24 March 1911

Mrs. Ellen Boughton,
aged nearly 76, widow of William Boughton, died on Saturday at her home near Victor. Most of her life was spent in that town where she was highly esteemed. Five children, Mrs. Frank Ketchum of Pittsford, Mrs. Frank Bumpus of Newark, Mrs. Charles Greene; and Seymour of Buffalo, and Irving of Victor, survive.



From Ontario County Journal 23 November 1877

Victor, N. Y. - Mr. Harry Boughton,
an honored and highly respected citizen of this place, was born in this place in the year 1798, and died here on November 16th, 1877.  When Mr. Boughton's parents came to this town, they settled upon the same farm and in the same house in which he died.  He was at the time of his death the oldest person who was born in this town, and he has always lived upon the same farm with the exception of a few years passed upon an adjoining farm.  Mr. Boughton was twice married, and leaves a loving wife and six children to mourn his loss.  He has been in failing health for several years. His funeral was held at the M. E. church on Sunday morning, Rev. Mr. Chamberlain preaching the funeral sermon. A large concourse of relatives, friends and neighbors were in attendance.  He attended the M. E. church, and his life of goodness and purity shows that he lived according to its teachings.  We trust the he is where there is no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, nor any more pain.



From Victor Herald 18 July 1891

Hart Boughton,
who has been in poor health for some time, committed suicide by hanging himself in his brother's barn Thursday morning. He has been subject to temporary fits of insanity for several years, and had been treated for them from time to time. He had been around the house and premises as usual, but complained of not feeling well. He did not put in an appearance at dinner time, and soon after his body was found hanging from a beam in the barn. Life was quite extinct when he was found. Coroner Behan was at once notified, who made out a certificate of death in accordance with the above facts. The funeral was held from the residence of his bother yesterday at 3 p.m. The deceased was about 40 years of age, unmarried, and had resided with his brother for a number of years. Besides his brother he leaves an aged and infirm mother, who, with the other relatives, have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.



From Clifton Springs Press 23 October 1941

Dr. S. F. Kutz, Ontario county coroner, has issued a certificate of accidental death in the drowning in the Barge canal of John H. Boughton, 79, and his wife, Grace Boughton, 76, of Victor, on Sunday, near Port Gibson. He also stated that a heart attack may have been suffered by Mr. Boughton while driving. J. Stuart Reed of Newark, a witness of the tragedy, said that the Boughton car entered the main highway from the intersection on Route 31, proceeded slowly about 100 yards and suddenly veered to the left of the center line and shot over the bank into the water. The bodies were removed from the wreckage by the State Police from Newark and others. Artificial respiration was unavailing.

The victims are survived by two sons, Ernest of Victor and George H. Boughton, Pittsburgh; a daughter, Mrs. R. M. Calkins of Victor, and two grandchildren. Mr. Boughton also leaves one brother, Linus C. of Victor, and a sister, Mrs. Charles A. Phillips of Victor, while Mrs. Boughton is survived by a brother, Charles A. Phillips of Victor. Funeral services were held in the home Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. R. E. Donsfield officiating. Interment in Boughton Hill cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 21 October 1926

Victor, Oct. 20 - Mrs. Leila C. Rawson Boughton,
51, wife of Herman Boughton, died today at her home here. She was a lifelong resident of Victor. She leaves her husband, two daughters, Bertha A. Boughton and Mrs. Ogden M. Miller, both of Victor. Funeral from the home at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with Rev. Frank W. Hill officiating. Burial in Boughton Hill cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 28 April 1876

Victor, N. Y. -
Died, in this place, in her 52nd year, Mrs. Mary Boughton, wife of Cephas Boughton.  Sadly came the news of her death upon many persons in this place, for where she was known she was always loved.  She was a prominent and useful member of the M. E. Church.  The loss of her wise teachings will be irreparable to her large Sunday School class of young ladies.  Hers was a sudden and rapid death.  She leaves a kind husband and several children to mourn her loss. The funeral was held at the M. E. Church on Sunday afternoon, Rev. W. R. Benham preaching the funeral sermon.



From Ontario County Journal 11 May 1883

Victor, N. Y. -
The funeral services of Mrs. Mary A. Boughton, widow of the late DeForest Boughton, were held from the Universalist church yesterday. Rev. Thos. Borden, of Albion, was in attendance.



From Victor Herald November 1919

The death of Myron Boughton, a well-known Victor farmer, occurred on Monday evening, November 24th. Mr. Boughton had long been a sufferer from asthma, and he had been in poor health this entire fall. Plans were made by his family to take him to California or to one of the southern cities, it being hoped that the change of climate might benefit him, but he felt unable to undertake the trip and expressed his unwillingness to leave his home, the old Boughton homestead where he was born and where he passed away. He had been confined to his bed for about ten days, but hopes for improvement in his condition were entertained by his family and friends and the end came as a shock to them.

Myron Boughton was born in Victor, 63 years ago, one of the children of Walter and Caroline Boughton. He was a descendant in the
line of Jared, Enos and Victor Boughton, the pioneer settlers in this locality. The Boughton family was prominent in the development of this section. This village was named Victor when Victor Boughton was given the family name.

Besides his wife, Etta Tiffany Boughton, Mr. Boughton is survived by a daughter, Miss Luella Boughton; and a son, Elias Boughton, both of whom reside on the homestead; by a brother and two sisters, Herman Boughton and Mrs. Amelia Boughton Aldridge, both of Victor, and Mrs. John Woolsey of Oakland, Calif. The Funeral services were held at the family home at 1 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Lorren Stiles of Holley for 14 years, pastor of the Victor Methodist church, officiating. Interment was made in Boughton Hill cemetery.



From Victor Herald 11 August 1894

RACHEL GILLIS BOUGHTON -
Mrs. Boughton, relict of the late Levi Boughton, died at her home in this town, Tuesday evening, the 7th inst. The deceased was the daughter of Robert and Esther Gillis. She was born in Brutus, Cayuga county, January 27th, 1813. Her parents moved to this town when she was quite young. Her father and his brothers were among the early settlers of the town. Mrs. Boughton's girlhood days were all spent in this town. She received such education as the pioneer schools afforded and enjoyed the limited social advantages incident to a new country, when roads were bridle paths and nearest neighbors were miles away, through the forest. In March, 1833, she married Levi Boughton, and they set up their home on the farm where she has since passed her days. Here she has labored and enjoyed life's sunshine; here she met its trials, its sorrows, and its disappointments. Five children were born to them, only one of whom survives her. Mr. Boughton died in 1886, and since his death, she has lived with her son, Edward. For many years her health has been failing, and during the past few years she has been unable to walk or even stand alone; yet during all this time she has borne her sufferings with true christian patience. Always bright and cheerful -- she greeted her friends pleasantly. No work of complaint ever escaped her lips, and she seemed like one quietly awaiting the call to come home. She was a member of the Methodist church in her early life, but during the latter years she attended the Presbyterian church. Besides her son and several grandchildren, she leaves two sisters, Mrs. S. Scholles of Chillocothe, Ill., and Mrs. Susan Marlette of Waukesha, Wis. The funeral was held at her late home on Thursday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Frost conducting the services. Her remains were tenderly laid to rest in Boughton Hill cemetery, by the loving hands of her four grandsons.



From Ontario County Journal 3 March 1899

Victor, N. Y. -  Ralph Lester Boughton
died very suddenly at his home on Church street, on Saturday afternoon, of heart disease. He had been in usual health all day and had gone into the house after a walk down town, when he complained of a pain in his right side. He rapidly grew worse and died in less than an hour. Mr. Boughton was 70 years old. Besides a wife, he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Edna Fosmire of Rochester. The funeral services were held at the Methodist church on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Cole officiating.



From Victor Herald 29 December 1905

The death of Walter Boughton, an aged and highly respected citizen of the town of Victor, occurred at his home, which is known as "Prosperity Place," about one mile northwest of this village, on Saturday afternoon, December 23, 1905. Walter Boughton was born, June 16, 1826, in a log house which stood on a part of the site of the comfortable farm house in which he died. He was the son of Caleb and Irene Boughton, and theirs was one of the pioneer homes of the township of Victor, Caleb Boughton having purchased his farm from the Phelps and Gorham Company, the first white men to possess the land. Upon this farm Walter Boughton spent his entire life, and by patient toil and rare executive ability father and son, and, when the latter retired from active pursuits, his sons after him evolved from the wilderness of the pioneer one of the best cultivated and most fruitful farms in this region -- fittingly called "Prosperity Place." Mr. Boughton was a worthy representative of the sturdy pioneer stock from which he sprang. He was endowed by nature with a strong constitution and a keen, practical mind. When in his younger years actively engaged in tilling his farm, he drove his affairs with a restless energy and a wise foresight which compelled success. His walk in life was brightened by a keen sense of humor and he possessed a sympathy and charity for his fellow men which inspired countless kindly deeds. These and an integrity which knew no blemish won for him the respect and affection of all who knew him. Mr. Boughton was a lifelong member of the First Methodist church of this village, which for many years he served as a trustee. He was especially active in raising funds for the erection of the present handsome church building and parsonage, and was always keenly interested in the welfare of the society. He was a staunch Republican in politics but never had any desire to hold public office.

Walter Boughton was first married September 28th, 1847, to Miss Caroline Hart, who died July 30th, 1891. Five children were born to them, all but one of whom are living: Emma, who died at the age of six years; Herman of Victor; Amelia (Mrs. A. C. Aldridge) of Victor; Alma (Mrs. John R. Woolsey) of Fairport; and Myron of Victor. On September 28th, 1892, he married Miss Harriett Nelson, who also survives him. Mr. Boughton was in unusually good health for a man of his years, until about three weeks ago, when he suffered a stroke of paralysis, affecting the entire left side of his body. From this time he gradually failed until death resulted. The funeral was held from the home which he loved so well on Tuesday afternoon and was very largely attended. Rev. Frank W. Hill of the Presbyterian church officiated at the house, and Rev. Loren Stiles of the Methodist church, conducted the services at the grave. Interment was made in the Village Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 25 February 1910

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Armenia Wood Bouglass, widow of William Bouglass, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Friend Parmele, on Saturday, after a short illness. Miss Armenia Wood was born in West Bloomfield 81 years ago. In 1848 she was married to William Bouglass. She had been a resident of this town for the last 40 years. Mrs. Bouglass is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Friend Parmele, and three sons, Barton and Frank Bouglass of East Bloomfield and George Bouglass of Canandaigua.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 18 December 1930

The death of Frank W. Bouglass, aged 73 years, occurred Wednesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Geo. W. Holcomb. The deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Tomaschke of Rochester, Mrs. Geo. W. Holcomb, East Rochester, with whom he resided; three grandchildren, Abbie, Frank and Martha Holcomb; and two brothers, Barton and Geo. W. Bouglass of Canandaigua. He was a member of the Maccabees. Funeral services Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from W. Wheeler & Son funeral parlor at East Bloomfield. Burial in East Bloomfield Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 15 February 1901

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
On Tuesday at 2 o'clock, from his late residence, were held the funeral services of William Bouglass, aged 74 years, a much respected and well-known resident of this place. Mr. Bouglass was born in the town of West Bloomfield and spent his early life there. He leaves, besides a wife, three sons, Barton and Frank of this place, and George of New York; and one daughter, Mrs. Friend Parmele. Rev. H. B. Mason officiated.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 3 April 1939

Shortsville, N. Y. -  Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Claude Henry Bounds, 43, who died suddenly in the home of his father-in-law, Otto Eckert, Naples, Saturday. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Frieda Eckert Bounds; three daughters, Linda and Ruth, Shortsville, and Margaret, Niagara Falls; a son, Raymond, Shortsville; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bounds, Shortsville; two sisters, Mrs. Bird Farnsworth, Clifton Springs, and Mrs. Etta Cooley, Shortsville; and two grandchildren. Services will be at 2 o'clock in the home of his parents, Shortsville. The Rev John T. Wriggins, pastor of the Presbyterian church will officiate. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery, Shortsville.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 11 October 1897

Edwin Bounds
died at his residence, near Shortsville, yesterday morning, aged 58 years. He was a soldier of Co. G, 108th N. Y. Vols., in the late war. He was also a member of Herendeen Post, G. A. R. of Shortsville. His wife and Edwin T. Bounds of Rochester; William H., Geraldine C., George E. C. Bessie, Harrison J., Arthur F. Bounds and Mrs. Florence M. Brown of Shortsville, survive him.



From Shortsville Enterprise 24 April 1908

Mrs. Maria Ann Bounds
died at her home in Littleville on Thursday afternoon of last week, after an illness of about four weeks, her death resulting from heart disease. Her age was 63 years. Mrs. Bounds resided in Littleville some 18 years and enjoyed the confidence and esteem of a large circle of neighbors and friends. She is survived by five sons and three daughters -- Harrison, George, Arthur, William and Edward; Mrs. Avery R. Brown, Mrs. Harry Darling and Mrs. Clarence Cummings. The employees of the Shortsville Wheel works, out of sympathy for the former three sons who are employed at that factory, and as a token of respect for their deceased mother, presented them with some very beautiful floral emblems. The funeral obsequies were held from the late home of the deceased on Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. S. S. Pratt. The interment was in Brookside Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 July 1897

Edward Bourn
died at his home on Geneva street, at 10 o'clock last night, aged 47 years. He had been suffering from consumption for some time. The deceased is survived by his wife and three sons, Edward, John and Harry Bourn, who reside here. The funeral will take place from the late residence at 3:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Advertiser 14 April 1903

Henry Bourn
died at his home on Union street last Sunday night, April 12 - Easter night - after a long illness of heart trouble. When we called to see him a few days before, we feared his end was not far away. He was born in Geneva January 20th, 1834, and with the exception of a few years this has always been his home. He was a carpenter and builder, and a good mechanic, one of our best; the last few years being a pattern maker.  He was an active fireman in the old department, and two or three years ago, we accompanied him to Hingham, Mass., to witness the playing at a tournament of Old Ocean No. 1, owned by the Hingham Vets., and he always spoke kindly of that trip. He was twice married, his second wife, who was very devoted to him, being a sister of W. J. Morse of Rochester. There was one daughter by his first wife. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 2 February 1898

After more than 72 years residence in Geneva, Mrs. Jane Bourn is no more. She lived to see the village where she had witnessed, from her retirement, many great changes, made a city; and then, but comparatively a few days after this fresh honor had been accorded the old college town, she ceased to be one of its citizens. Mrs. Bourn's death occurred Monday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Her age was 90 years. Since the time this aged woman came to Geneva, (she has always lived in the house where her death occurred), two wars have come and gone -- those who took part in the first are dead, and the few survivors of the last are tottering, white-haired old men; slavery has been abolished, and the hand which signed the warrant has for thirty years been cold. These and many more great events here and in the country at large, had this woman "full of years" lived through. There survive the deceased four children, Miss Mary Bourne, Mrs. Sarah Seelye, Henry and William Bourne; eight grandchildren, and one great grandchild. The funeral will take place from St. Peter's at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon, Rev. Dr. Hubbs officiating.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 January 1908

Mrs. Clara Bourne,
widow of the late Henry Bourne, died Saturday evening at 11:15 o'clock at her home on Union street. She was 66 years old. Her survivors are one brother, William Morse, of Rochester; one cousin, Charles Bullard, of Utica. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock from the house. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., will officiate and burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 24 October 1942

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Margaret Bourne, aged 83, yesterday afternoon in the Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Mrs. Bourne had been ill for several months. She is survived by three sons, James, Oakland, Calif., John of Rochester, and Harry of Geneva; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and three nieces. Private funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Corwin Funeral Home. Friends may call there. Rev. James H. Herendeen, retired Episcopal clergyman, will officiate.



From Geneva Gazette 29 December 1899

Last Friday afternoon, Mr. William Bourne fell dead in the main stairway of Linden block. He had just left the law office of George L. Bachman, Esq., and had taken two or three steps down the stairway when he met Wm. Bachman ascending. Mr. Bourne, who was quite lame of sciatic rheumatism, was steadying himself with one hand on the railway, when Mr. Bachman saw him place the other hand to his head and heard him exclaim, "Oh, my head!", and the next instant he pitched forward almost in Bachman's arms. The latter called for help, and lawyer Fred Sackett responded. The two bore Mr. Bourne into Bachman's office and Dr. Weyburn was quickly sent for, but Bourne did not rally and breathed his last within a few moments. He fell a victim of apoplexy. The deceased was about 60 years old; had been a hard worker all through adult life at his trade as a contracting carpenter and builder. His father died quite as suddenly many years ago. He is survived by his widow and several adult children.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 November 1936

Double funeral services for Joseph Bouslack and his son, William, whose deaths occurred eight hours apart Tuesday, were held this morning at 8:30 o'clock from the family home, Wadsworth street, and 9 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales church with Solemn Requiem Mass. The celebrant was the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Walter J. Lee with the  William O'Brien as deacon and the Rev. John Healy as sub-deacon. Interment was in St. Patrick's cemetery. The active bearers for the elder Bouslack were James and Joseph Madia, Samuel Ross, Nicholas Legnini, Anthony Cardinale and Vincenzo Augustino. The honorary bearers were Philip Rizzo, Peter Caito, Joseph Caito and Joseph Perlione. The active bearers for William Bouslack were A. M. Anania, Frank Cook, Carl Reale, M. W. Bushlack, J. F. O'Brien and Sullivan Greco. Honorary bearers were M. J. Legnini, Nebil Legott, Anthony Onorato and Charles Lanasa.



From Ontario County Chronicle 15 January 1902

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Jane Cary,
wife of Frederick Bouty, of the village of Naples, died yesterday morning at the age of 48 years. She had been a resident of Yates County much of her life. She had been so afflicted with rheumatism for many years that she could not walk, and for some months could not move ever her hands. Only her husband survives.



From Geneva Daily Times 15 November 1909

The funeral of Bruno Bova, the Italian who was killed Saturday by a Lehigh train, took place this afternoon at 2 o'clock from St. Francis DeSales church. Burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 19 August 1940

Mrs. Maria Bova
of 17 Jackson street, died yesterday afternoon at the Geneva General Hospital after a short illness. Mrs. Bova was born March 29th, 1867, at San Pedro, Italy, and came to this country in 1903, residing in Geneva since that time. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Michael Sculli of Waterloo, and Mrs. Sebastiano Lacognato of Geneva; one son, Joseph, and twenty grandchildren.



From Ontario County Journal 13 March 1914

Mrs. Laney Bowdey
died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Minnie Carrington, on Monday, the 84th anniversary of her birth. She was born at Claverack, and her entire family of 11 children, 35 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren survive. Deceased was one of a family of 19 children. She was married to Ambrose Bowdey in early life and for many years made her her home in Chapin before removing to Canandaigua. Mr. Bowdey died 12 years ago. Her survivors are six sons and five daughters: James Bowdey, East Rochester; Charles, Philmont; George, Pittsburgh, Pa.; William and Milton, Syracuse; Mrs. Emma Randall, Bristol Springs; Mrs. Mary Sampson, Rochester; Mrs. Alice Williams, Hudson; Mrs. Ida Clumm, Philmont; Mrs. Minnie Carrington, Canandaigua. Three sisters also survive: Mrs. Elizabeth VanDyke, Philadelphia, Pa.; Mrs. Rebecca Snyder and Mrs. Susie Baldwin, Springfield, Mass.; and two brothers, Alfred Smith, Hopewell, and George, town of Canandaigua. Services and interment were held at Woodlawn yesterday. Rev. DeWitt S. Hooker officiated.



From Ontario County Journal 8 September 1893

Chapinville, N. Y. -
On Wednesday morning Andrew Bowdy died at his home, after a few days confinement to the house with erysipelas. The funeral was held at the church Thursday at 11 a.m. He leaves a wife and family of grown-up children.



From Geneva Daily Times 2 October 1908

The funeral of John Bowe, the aged man who was killed Tuesday afternoon by a New York Central train near Orleans, took place this morning at 8:30 o'clock from the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Gerrity, of No. 9 Exchange street, and at 9 o'clock from St. Francis DeSales church. Burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery. The bearers were Messrs. John Kelly, Andrew Bulger, Patrick McDonald, Martin Murphy and Thomas McNierney.



From Geneva Daily Times 30 April 1936

Mrs. Clara L. Bowen,
widow of Ernest S. Bowen, died yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry L. Jones, King's Court, Auburn. Mr. Bowen was a member of the firm of Fay and Bowen, and with Mrs. Bowen, made his home in Geneva for a long time. Mrs. Bowen had lived in Auburn for the past fourteen years. She was a member of the North Presbyterian church while residing in Geneva and was also active in Red Cross work. Surviving are one son, Kenneth H. of Auburn; two daughters, Mrs. George M. Rogers of New York City, and Mrs. Harry L. Jones of Auburn; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ralph Stafford of Salem, N. Y.; five brothers, William Hogel of Auburn, Herbert of Albany, the Rev. Charles P. Hogel of Ann Arbor, Mich., Edwin of Hollywood, Calif., Albert of Schenectady; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held from the home of her son, Kenneth H. Bowen, tomorrow, May 1st, at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Geneva, at 3:30 p.m.



From Auburn Semi-Weekly Journal 30 April 1912

Ernest W. Bowen,
formerly of this city, died at his late home in Geneva Saturday afternoon, after a brief illness from typhoid fever. Mr. Bowen was for many years connected with the principal manufacturing plants of this city, leaving here in 1904 to enter business in Geneva. He was a brother of George W. Bowen of this city. Mr. Bowen was born in Levanna, in the town of Springport, May 28, 1858. At an early age he came to this city where he received employment in the shops of the J. A. Spencer Works. He later entered Cornell university and graduated as an honor man in the Mechanical Engineering class of 1890. After graduation he returned to this city where he was employed by the McIntosh & Seymour Engine company. During the next five years, he acted in the capacity of assistant superintendent of the local plant of the company. In the year 1893, he engaged with Walter L. Fay in the manufacture of bicycle parts, under the firm name of Fay & Bowen. Later they took up the manufacture of gasoline engines and boats and in 1904 moved their plant to Geneva where they had built up a thriving business, which today is the leading industry of Geneva. Mr. Bowen was vice-president of the company.

During his time in Geneva, Mr. Bowen has been appointed to several city offices and has been influential in the management of the town's affairs. He was a member of Ark lodge, F. and A. M. and of the Geneva lodge of Elks. Beside his wife, who was formerly Miss Clara Hogle of this city, he is survived by two daughters, Gertrude and Olive; and one son, Kenneth of Geneva. He also leaves three brothers, H. D. Bowen of New York, George W. Bowen of this city and S. B. Bowen of Geneva; and one sister, Mrs. Ida Smith of California. The funeral will be held at his late home in Geneva at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the convenience of the family and at the North Presbyterian church in that city at 4 o'clock. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 10 June 1909

Phelps, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Delia Bowen, widow of the late John H. Bowen, occurred yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hugh R. Chambers, on Church street. Mrs. Bowen had been in failing health for a long time. She was 70 years of age. The deceased was born in Ireland and came to this country in her early childhood. She lived at Troy for several years, later at Geneva and for the past two years has made her home in Phelps. Her survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Hugh R. Chambers, with whom she lived. The funeral services will be held this evening at her late home at 8:30 o'clock, and tomorrow morning the remains will be taken to Troy for interment, which will be made at Oakwood Cemetery.



From Victor Herald 21 February 1902

George Bower,
a lifelong resident of this town, died at his home in East Victor a week ago Thursday morning. For a day or two, he had been complaining of not feeling just right but was not thought to be seriously ill. Death came to him suddenly while sitting in his chair, the members of his family finding him sitting there lifeless. The physician pronounced it a case of heart disease. Deceased was well-known in this community being a member of the firm of Bower Brothers, proprietors of the East Victor grist and cider mills. He was 54 years of age and is survived by a widow and two brothers, Tracy Bower and Norman Bower, both of Victor. The funeral was held from his late residence on Saturday afternoon, Rev. Lorren Stiles of the Methodist church of Victor, officiating. The interment was at Boughton Hill Cemetery.



From Victor Herald 15 July 1904

The death of Brice Wing Bowerman, for many years a resident of Farmington and Victor, occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Grace McConnell, in Montrose, Colorado, Sunday, July 10th. Mr. Bowerman was born in Penfield, N. Y., April 16th, 1837, and in January, 1864, married Lucena, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Smith, of Farmington. Until 1872 Mr. and Mrs. Bowerman resided in Farmington, moving thence to Victor and purchasing a farm about two miles and one-half north of this village. In 1892 they moved to Brockport, N. Y., that their children might have better educational advantages, remaining in that place until 1899, during which time Mrs. Bowerman was taken away. Since returning from Brockport, Mr. Bowerman has lived on his farm here, entrusting its management to a son, and making occasional visits to his other children. In his active years Mr. Bowerman was a very successful farmer, and throughout his life he has enjoyed the esteem and confidence of his associates.

Three brothers survive, Edwin C. of Fairport, N. Y., Gifford of Farmington, and Jarvis R. of Honeoye Falls; and four children, Mrs. Grace Louise McConnell, Mrs. Edna May Roberts, Lyman S. of Farmington, and Brice William of Victor. The remains were brought to Victor for burial and services held at the home, this morning, at ten o'clock, the Rev. Loren Stiles officiating, assisted by Rev. F. W. Hill. Interment in the Friends' cemetery, Farmington.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 December 1915

Rushville, N. Y. - 
At Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, early Saturday morning, occurred the death of James Bowerman, aged 65 years. He was a son of James and Johana Sullivan Bowerman, was born on a farm near this village, and always lived in this vicinity. He leaves his widow and a son, Ray; and a young daughter; a brother, Richard Bowerman of Gorham; a sister, Mrs. Joseph Wilcox of Canandaigua. The funeral services were held at the home today at 2 o'clock, Rev. Westrate officiating. Burial in Gorham Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 3 September 1909

Rushville, N. Y. -
The death of James Bowerman, a veteran of the Civil War, occurred at the home of son-in-law, Joseph Wilcox, near Gorham on Monday. The deceased was 78 years of age, and was born in England, having come to this country when a lad. When 26 years old he married Johanna Sullivan. They spent their entire married life in this vicinity, living for 35 years on their place two miles south of this village, now owned by Mrs. Mary Dwelle. Mr. Bowerman served two years in the Civil War. Three children, Mrs. Mary Wilcox, James and Richard Bowerman, all of Gorham, survive. Funeral services were held from the Catholic church at Stanley on Wednesday.



From Ontario County Journal 1 May 1903

Rushville, N. Y. - 
Died, at her home south of the village, on Friday, Mrs. Johana Bowerman, wife of James Bowerman, Sr., aged 75 years. Mrs. Bowerman was born in Ireland and came to this country when quite young. For more than a year she had been a great sufferer with a complication of diseases. She leaves a husband and three children, Mrs. Joseph Wilcox and Richard and James Bowerman. The funeral was held in St. Mary's church, this village, on Monday morning, and the body taken to Stanley for interment.



From Fairport Herald Mail  13 January 1927

Farmington, Jan. 10 - Mrs. Maryett Gillis Bowerman,
aged 81 years, widow of Silas Gifford Bowerman, passed away at her home in this town early Wednesday morning. Mrs. Bowerman was the daughter of Robert and Martha Hart Gillis and was born December 4, 1846, in the town of Victor, where she lived until her marriage to Silas Gifford Bowerman on December 9, 1862. There were ten children born to this union, of which six survive: three daughters, Mrs. Mary Hulburt of Penn Yan, Mrs. Florence Tallman of Wayneport, and Miss Martha L. Bowerman, who resides at home; three sons, Manly H. of Fairport, Robert and Jerome Bowerman, both of this town; also 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bowerman's consistent Christian life and pleasant ways endeared her to all who knew her, and she will be long remembered by those who have been associated with her during her long life here. Funeral services were conducted from her late home Friday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. Frank W. Hill, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Victor, officiating. Burial was made in the North Farmington Cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 20 February 1918

Victor, N. Y. - 
The death of Silas Gifford Bowerman, a highly esteemed resident of this section, occurred at the age of 79 years Monday morning at the General Hospital, Rochester. Mr. Bowerman was nearly a lifetime resident of the town of Farmington, a son of the late Silas Bowerman and Lydia Hoage Bowerman, who was a daughter of a Hixite Quaker minister. He was born in the town of Penfield May 8, 1839, the family coming to this section when he was twelve years of age. He was a member of the old Hixite Quaker Church of Farmington. At the age of 22 he was united in marriage to Miss Maryett Gillis. Mr. and Mrs. Bowerman were the parents of ten children, seven of whom survive. There are three daughters, Mrs. Matie Hurlburt of Keuka Park; Mrs. Florence Tallman, Wayneport; and Miss Martha Gillis, who lives at home; and four sons, Silas Bowerman of Canajoharie; Robert Bowerman of Holcomb, Jerome Bowerman, of Farmington; and Lieutenant Manley H. Bowerman of Camp Dix; and a brother, Jarvis Bowerman of Honeoye Falls. The funeral will be held from the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The services will be in charge of Rev. F. W. Hill at the Presbyterian church, Victor. Interment will be made in the family lot in the old Hixite burying ground, Farmington.



From Fairport Herald 23 September 1923

Farmington, N. Y. -
This community was shocked last week Tuesday when the news reached here of the sudden death of William Bowerman in Rochester. He had taken a load of farm produce to the market, when he suddenly dropped dead. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marian Bowerman, and eleven children, Lulu, Edith, Verna, Brice, Earl, Clarence, Marion, Grace. Ruth, Charles and Florence Bowerman; one brother, Lyman Bowerman; two sisters, Mrs. Grace B. McConnell of Dobbs Ferry, and Mrs. Elmer H. Roberts of Harlan, Kentucky. The funeral was held from his late home last week Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. James W. Allatt, of Penfield, conducted the services. Burial was made in Boughton Hill cemetery. Mr. Bowerman was a man who was highly respected and his untimely death is regretted.



From Victor Herald 27 January 1905

Mrs. Mary L. Bowers,
widow of George Bowers, died at her home in East Victor, on Friday of last week. She was fifty-seven years of age. Mrs. Bowers was twice married, her first husband being a Mr. Finn, who died several years ago. She was a woman of fine character and kindly disposition who will be greatly missed by her two children, Ida A. and Jerome C. Finn. The funeral services were held at the residence Monday afternoon, the Rev. L. Stiles officiating. Burial in Boughton Hill cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 3 November 1899

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Nelson Bowers
died at the county house on Sunday and his remains were brought here for burial on Wednesday afternoon. Bowers was born a slave in Virginia; he ran away and joined the Northern army and at its close came north with Lieutenant George T. Hamilton and had resided here until about a year ago. He was supposed to be nearly 90 years of age.



From Ontario County Journal 15 March 1918

Victor, N. Y. - William Henry Bowers,
aged 70 years, passed away at his home on Tuesday morning, after an illness of many weeks with heart trouble. He was the son of Jacob and Sophia Bowers and was born at Victor on September 21, 1847. He grew from childhood to manhood on the old Bowers home, east of this village, practically his whole life having been passed in Victor and vicinity. When a young man he was united in marriage to Miss Delia White, who survives him; also one son, Seymour Bowers of Farmington; a granddaughter, Olive Bowers; an aunt, Mrs. Hannah Johnson, of Lima, and a cousin, Albert Sale of Victor.



From Ontario County Journal 25 August 1899

Phelps, N. Y. - Simon K. Bowker
died last Wednesday from appendicitis, aged 69 years. An operation was performed on Tuesday. In the evening he lapsed into unconsciousness and remained so until Wednesday afternoon when he expired. The deceased is survived by a wife, one son, Nelson J.; and a daughter, Mrs. Frank Walker. He had resided in this place nearly 50 years and was identified with all the business interests of the place.



From Geneva Daily Times 16 February 1897

The funeral of the late Mrs. Bowker, wife of William Bowker, took place at 2 p.m. yesterday afternoon from the residence of Miss Porter on William street. Services were conducted by Rev. Dr. Remick and W. W. Weller. The floral offerings were very fine. The employees of the Optical Works of which Mr. Bowker is secretary, presented a floral piece "Gates Ajar" which was very handsome. The remains were laid at rest in Glenwood. The pall bearers were: Frank and Charles Hunn, brothers of the deceased; the Messrs. Porter, cousins of Mr. Porter of Elmira and John Bowker of Southbridge, Mass.



From Shortsville Enterprise 22 April 1937

The death of Mrs. Eudora M. Bowman, wife of Burt Bowman of Chapin, occurred at the Memorial hospital in Canandaigua last Thursday morning, after a short illness. She was aged 57 years. Mrs. Bowman was born in Middlesex, a daughter of the late Nelson and Caroline Elwell Rice. She had made her home in Chapin for many years, her husband being station agent for the New York Central Railroad Company in that village. The survivors are her husband and one son, Alton Bowerman of Chapin. Funeral services were held from her late home at 2:00 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, and the remains were taken to Canandaigua for interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 19 December 1913

Stanley, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Ann Boyce occurred very suddenly at her home in Seneca on Monday morning. She had not been in her usual good health for the past two weeks, but had not been confined to her bed. Sunday night she took a stimulant but nothing was thought of it. On Monday morning her daughter, Mrs. Millard, of Seneca Castle, who was staying with her, arose early to build the fire when she noticed that her mother had gone from her chair to the couch, as was her custom. Mrs. Millard thought she was asleep and proceeded to get breakfast. After a few minutes, she went in the room again and found her mother dead instead of asleep. Heart trouble was the cause of death. The funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. A. B. Temple, pastor of the Seneca Presbyterian church, having charge. There survive eight children, James of California; William of Washington; George of Stanley; Mrs. Sarah Millard of Seneca Castle; Mrs. Alice Millard, Mrs. Mary Minns and Mrs. Louis Minns of Seneca; and Frank who lived with his mother on the home farm. Her husband passed away nearly three years ago. Mrs. Boyce was a kind neighbor and good mother, and in her home will be greatly missed. Her age was 70, The burial was in No. 9 cemetery.



From Phelps Citizen 10 December 1908

The death of Mrs. Anna Catherine Boyce occurred at her home on the Clifton road last Friday after a brief illness. Mrs. Boyce was born in Holland 67 years ago. She was a resident of this town for many years and was held in the highest esteem by a large circle of friends. The near relatives surviving are four daughters, Mrs. John Overslaugh, Mrs. Lina Fish, Mrs. Floyd Cudebac and Mrs. James Woolf, Jr.; five grandchildren; and four brothers, two of whom, Jacob and Adrian Fynant reside in this vicinity. The funeral was held from St. Francis church last Monday morning and was largely attended. Burial was in the Phelps cemetery.



From Shortsville Enterprise 9 January 1936

The death of Charles L. Boyce occurred last week Wednesday night, at his home in the Shortsville-Clifton Springs road. He was aged 62 years. The survivors are his wife, Mrs. Emma Boyce; one son, Lewis Boyce of Rochester; two daughters, Misses Madeline and Adeline Boyce of Clifton Springs; three sisters, Mrs. Emily Koft of Newark and Misses Lida and Lina Boyce of Holland, and one brother, Peter Boyce, also of Holland. Funeral services were held from his late home at 9:00 o'clock Saturday morning and 9:30 from St. Felix's church in Clifton Springs, with interment in St. Agnes' cemetery, west of Clifton Springs.



From Ontario County Chronicle 26 March 1902

Stanley, N. Y. - Ernest A. Boyce
died at his home near Gorham Wednesday last of tuberculosis at the age of 25 years. Burial was at Gorham cemetery Friday. Deceased was one of our mail carriers on route No. 4, and had been ill for a long time. He leaves behind a very large number of friends who mourn his death. His honesty, industry and integrity commended universal admiration where he was known. A father and mother and several brothers and sisters survive him.



From Geneva Daily Times 7 December 1908

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Jacob Boyce
died Saturday at her home on the Phelps and Clifton Springs road. She had been ill but a few days. Mrs. Boyce was born in Holland and had been a resident of the town of Phelps for the past 35 years. She was 67 years of age. Her husband died three years ago and her near survivors are four daughters, Mrs. John Overslaw, Mrs. Fred Fish, Mrs. Floyd Cuddeback and Mrs. James Woolfe, Jr., all of Phelps; also two brothers, Adrian Fynaute of Phelps, and Jacob Fynaute of Newark.



From Geneva Daily Times 16 July 1907

Gorham, N. Y. -
The death of Richard Boyce occurred at his home on South street in this village Thursday morning, while lying in a hammock, consumption being the cause. Mr. Boyce for many years lived upon a farm about 2 1/2 miles south of the village, but last spring, owing to his feeble condition, he moved with his family to the village, leaving his son upon the farm. He leaves a wife, three daughters, Mrs. Fred Cross of Stanley, Mrs. Isaac Secor and Miss Lillian Boyce, and one son Clarence, all of Gorham. The funeral was held from the house Saturday at 2 o'clock, Rev. A. H. Knight of the Baptist church officiating. Burial in Gorham Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 4 January 1910

Richard Boyce,
68 years of age, died New Year's morning at 5:36 o'clock at his late home in the Town of Seneca. The deceased was born in England, but has lived in the Town of Seneca throughout the major portion of his life. He is survived by his widow and eight children: James of California; William W. of Seattle, Washington; George of Stanley, Frank of Seneca, Mrs. George Willard and Mrs. Albert Willard of Seneca Castle; Mrs. Nelson Means of Seneca Castle and Mrs. Frank Means of Hall's Corners. The funeral took place at 2 o'clock this afternoon from his late home. Rev. A. B. Temple, pastor of the Number Nine Presbyterian church officiated. Burial was in the Number Nine Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 January 1915

Mrs. Alice O. Boyd, aged 74 years, wife of the late Rev. Squire Boyd of Middlesex, died last night at 9:15 o'clock at the home of her son, A. C. Boyd, of 122 Lafayette avenue, with whom she has made her home for several years. She is survived by six sons: Rev. Lyford S. Boyd of Cazenovia; A. C. Boyd of Geneva; Rev. Wilber G. Boyd of Williamson; Jesse H. Boyd of Dallas, Texas; Rev. Frank A. Boyd of Baldwinsville; Harry B. Boyd of Geneva; two daughters, Mrs. C. W. Hunt, of Middlesex and Mrs. Lillian K. Albin of Stamford, Conn.; one brother, Seymour Dopp of Table Rock, Neb.; also 15 grandchildren. Mrs. Boyd was ill but a few days; a general breaking down was apparently the cause of death.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 10 April 1907

Honeoye, N. Y. - 
The remains of Andrew Boyd were buried in Lake View cemetery Thursday afternoon. Mr. Boyd was born in Ireland 87 years ago. He came to this country when quite young. He leaves a wife, six children and grandchildren to mourn his loss.



From Ontario County Journal 13 January 1911

Bristol, N. Y. - Mrs. Andrew Boyd
died at the home of her son, Hugh Boyd, last week Thursday morning. She was born in County Down, Ireland, 85 years ago. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. John Carlyle and Mrs. Edward Wilkinson of Canandaigua; three sons, Samuel of Richmond, William of Canandaigua and Hugh of this place. She also leaves one brother, John Tracy of Richmond; two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Murray of Canadice and Mrs. Hugh Ronan of Indiana; and about 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Rev. J. A. Briddon officiated and Miss Mabel Briddon sang "Looking to Thee."



From Geneva Gazette 24 July 1863

We are pained to announce the death of Mr. David Boyd, an old and estimable farmer of this town.  His demise was quite sudden - being taken with a fit on Sunday evening, and expiring in 24 hours.  We mourn for him as in the loss of a substantial friend and patron.  Deceased was about 60 years of age.  A nephew of his was killed in the recent battle of Gettysburg.



From Geneva Gazette 12 March 1886

Obituary - Mrs. David Boyd died at her residence at Oaks Corners Thursday, March 4, aged 78 years.  The deceased was a daughter of John Ringer, who owned and formerly resided on what is now the farm of Wm. H. Gambee.  Her husband died several years ago; six children -- three sons and three daughters -- survive, and mourn the loss of a most exemplary and affectionate mother.  Her widowed daughter, Mrs. John Crittenden, resided with and gave her loving care during her last illness, which was of a paralytic character.  Another daughter, Mrs. Daniel Avery, resides in Geneva, and the third is Mrs. W. H. Gambee. Mr. Boyd became a subscriber to the Gazette in 1846 and remained its patron during his life; since his death, the widow has continued the subscription and stands credited with the 41st annual payment in the names successively of David and Mrs. Ann Boyd.  Alas, how few are left of the sturdy yeomanry of this and neighboring towns, who, forty-one years ago, encouraged us by their patronage and good words in the venture then begun with mingled hopes and fears -- and such were David Boyd and his good wife, whose deaths we have lived to sadly chronicle.



From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 16 November 1905

David R. Boyd
was found dead in his bed at the home of Wm. H. Gambee on the Carter road last Saturday morning. His death was of heart disease. He is a brother of Chas. A. Boyd, and Mrs. Gambee and Mrs. Belle Crittenden of Oaks Corners are sisters. His wife was a daughter of the late Stephen C. Reed, who died a few years ago from cancer. He has one son, Robert S. Boyd.



From Geneva Gazette 7 October 1898

Mrs. Hugh Boyd,
an old time resident of northern Phelps, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B. F. Webster in Rochester, September 29th, at the ripe old age of 87 years 1 month.  Last Saturday her remains were brought to Oaks Corners and conveyed thence to the family burying ground near her old home for interment.  The final obsequies were attended by many descendants to the fourth generation and others near of kin.  She and her husband (long since deceased) were among the pioneer settlers of this region, and bore an honored name in the community.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 5 April 1939

Canandaigua, N. Y. -  Mrs. Jessie Boyd,
51, a resident of Canandaigua R. D. 1, died here yesterday in Memorial Hospital where she had been confined for the past week. The body was taken to Honeoye funeral home.



From Geneva Gazette 15 August 1890

JOHN BOYD
died at the residence of his brother-in-law, Wm. H. Gambee, in this town on the 6th inst.  Deceased was the oldest of three sons of the late David Boyd of Phelps, a well-to-do farmer in his day, owning and occupying the farm where Henry Crandall met his violent death at the hands of Charles Eighmy.  John Boyd had a wide circle of friends by whom he was greatly esteemed.  His age was 59 years.



From Geneva Daily Times 22 October 1929

Honeoye, N. Y., Oct. 21 - Mrs. Sarah Boyd
died at her home in Main street Sunday. Mrs. Boyd was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Bennett and was born in Bristol 74 years. ago. She is survived by four sons, Samuel, Edward, John and Louis, all of Honeoye. The funeral will be held from her home at 9:30 and from St. Mary's church at 10 o'clock on Tuesday, Rev. Father Smith officiating. Burial in Lake View Cemetery, Honeoye.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 November 1925

Rev. Wilbur G. Boyd,
aged 55 years, died last night at the Clifton Springs Sanitarium, following an illness of about three months. Mr. Boyd was pastor of the Brown Memorial Methodist church in Syracuse. He was re-appointed to that charge at the last session of the Central New York Conference held at Auburn, being thought at that time, considerably improved. Later his condition grew worse and resulted in his death from meningitis and pneumonia. Mr. Boyd was a graduate of Syracuse University and beloved by his parishioners wherever he had served. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Miss Alice Boyd, a student at Syracuse University, and Miss Rozilla, a senior in High school; one sister, Miss Lillian K. Boyd of Rochester; five brothers, Rev. Dr. L. B. Boyd of this city, superintendent of Geneva District of the Methodist church; Alvy C. Boyd and Harry H. Boyd of the Boyd Decorating Company in this city; Rev. Frank A. Boyd, pastor of the Methodist church at Newark, N. Y., and Jesse Boyd of Dallas, Texas. The body will be taken to Syracuse where the funeral will be held in his own church. The interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Geneva.



From Geneva Daily Times 19 July 1915

Charles Boyes,
aged 56 years, of 62 Cherry street, died yesterday morning at the Geneva City Hospital following an operation. Mr. Boyes is survived by his wife and one son, Clayton Boyes of Canandaigua; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Soule and Mrs. Emma Church of Geneva, Mrs. Abbot Cheney of Florida; one brother, Warren W. Boyes of Waterloo. Mr. Boyes was born in Phelps and spent most of his life there. He was a member of the Phelps Tent, K. O. T. M. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at his late home, Rev. W. W. Weller of the First Presbyterian church officiating. Interment will be made in the Phelps cemetery, the Maccabees having charge of the burial services.



From Geneva Gazette 17 January 1896

Mary H.,
wife of John Boyes, residing near the county line border north of Geneva, died last Sunday of heart disease. Besides her husband, she is survived by eight children, seven daughters and one son.  She had been active for several years in the work of  the North Mission (Episcopal).



From Geneva Daily Times 17 September 1906

Mary Boyes, aged 83 years, died at 1:30 o'clock this morning at her home about four miles north of this city on the Lyons road. The deceased was one of the oldest residents of this section of the county, having lived in the town of Phelps in the same house for 77 years. She is survived by three nephews, J. M. Skuse, of this city; F. P. Skuse and O. H. Skuse, of Phelps. The funeral will take place Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from her late residence. Rev. W. K. Towner, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate. Interment in Glenwood cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 February 1911

Mrs. Nancy A. Boyes,
aged 76 years, died this morning at 2 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Soule, about four miles north of this city, in the town of Phelps. She leaves three daughters, Mrs. G. B. Cheney, of Belleville, Kan., Mrs. Fred Soule, of Phelps, and Mrs. W. B. Church of Geneva; two sons, Charles H. Boyes of Geneva and Warner W. Boyes of Phelps. The funeral will take place Thursday morning at 10 o'clock from Mrs. Soule's home, Rev. David H. Graver, pastor of the North Presbyterian church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Newton cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 21 October 1898

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
On Tuesday occurred the death of Greig Boylan, after an illness of about one week. Mr. Boylan was much respected in this place, and was an active member of the Methodist church. Besides a wife and three children, he leaves a father and one sister. The funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. B. R. Hitchcock, officiating.



From Shortsville Enterprise 16 April 1941

Injuries suffered in a crash with a snow plow proved fatal to William Boylan of the Canandaigua-Chapin road, who died early Friday morning in the Strong Memorial hospital, Rochester. He was 40 years of age. According to report, Boylan was driving near Avon a week ago Saturday when his light coupe collided with a four-ton rotary snow plow which was returning to St. Paul, Minn., after a demonstration tour in the East. Both vehicles were thrown into the ditch, Boylan, receiving a fractured skull from the impact. He is survived by his wife, two sons, James and Edward, his father, William D. Boylan; three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Raymond Ellis, Mrs. Philip VanGelder, Mrs. Floyd Brown, Francis and Charles Boylan, all of Canandaigua. Funeral services were held on Monday fin from the home, conducted by the Rev. Stephen S. Pratt, pastor of the Chapin Methodist church. Burial was made in Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua.



From Ontario Repository and Messenger 22 July 1868

Mrs. Anna Boyle,
an elderly lady, residing in the village, died very suddenly last Wednesday afternoon. The excessive heat is supposed to have been the cause.



From Ontario County Journal 13 April 1917

The death of John C. Boyle, aged 55 years, occurred on Sunday at his home on Park street, following an illness of several months. Deceased had lived in Canandaigua all his life and was a meat cutter by trade. He leaves his widow and one daughter, Miss Gertrude Boyle, of Canandaigua; also four brothers, William of Canandaigua, Edward and Charles of Rochester, and Frank Boyle of Toronto, Ont. The funeral services were held at St. Mary's church on Wednesday morning with interment in Calvary cemetery.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 4 October 1905

Sunday morning at the home of his son, Charles, in Main street, the death occurred of Joseph Boyle at the age of 69 years. Mr. Boyle was born in Albany and about forty years ago he moved to Canandaigua where he has since made his home. His last illness was of about eight weeks duration, death being caused by rheumatism of the heart. Mr. Boyle was widely known not only in Canandaigua but throughout this section of the country, being for many years a buyer and shipper of livestock, up to within a few years ago when his activities were somewhat reduced by his advancing age. He was a familiar figure about the streets of the village and will be missed by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. He is survived by five sons, Frank, of San Francisco, California, and Charles, William, John and Edward, all of Canandaigua. His funeral was held from St. Mary's church yesterday morning at 9 o'clock and interment was in Calvary cemetery.



From Ontario County Chronicle 4 February 1903

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Thomas Boyle died at her home in this village Friday, January 30, of cancer. She is survived by one daughter, Miss Mary, of this village. The funeral was held at St. Felix church on Monday. Burial in the Catholic cemetery.



From Ontario County Chronicle 18 December 1901

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Thomas Boyle died on Thursday morning, after a short illness, aged 52 years. Mr. Boyle was an old employee of the Sanitarium Co., having driven the baggage wagon for about 35 years. The funeral was held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Felix church. The Foster Hose company attended in a body and the baggage wagon carried the flowers.



From Geneva Daily Times 11 April 1905

Phelps, N. Y. - Jacob Boysse,
68 years old, a well-known farmer living on the Clifton Springs road, a mile west of Phelps, died yesterday morning. Mr. Boysse was stricken with paralysis last Tuesday. He was a native of Holland and came to this country thirty-three years ago, taking up his residence in this vicinity where he has been a much respected citizen. He leaves besides his wife, four daughters, Mrs. John Overslaw, Mrs. Floyd Cuddeback, Mrs. Fred Fish and and Mrs. James Woolf, Jr., all of this village. The funeral will be held from St. Francis catholic tomorrow morning and burial will be in the Phelps cemetery.



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