"Bo" to "Bor" OBITUARIES
From Ontario County Chronicle 17 October 1900
Naples, N. Y. - Hugh Boals, a life-long resident of Naples,
died on Thursday morning, Oct. 11, at 2 o'clock, of heart disease. He
had been a sufferer from this disease for some time, but it did not
reach the acute stage until a few days before his death. Mr. Boals was
born in 1848, and had always been a hardworking man, living on a farm
west of Naples. He was well-liked by all who knew him. Since the loss
of his daughter, about a year ago, his health has been very poor, and
it is thought that grief, caused by her death, had greatly hastened his
decease. The funeral was held at the residence. The services at the
were conducted by Nundawaho Lodge, I. O. O. F., of which he was an
member. He leaves a wife, three brothers, two sisters to mourn his loss.
From Naples Record 4 October 1873
Died on Wednesday, Oct. 1st, at Hickory Bottom, Robert Boals, aged
34. The funeral services were on Friday at the Presbyterian church at 1
p.m., and attended by a large circle of mourning friends.
From Naples News 13 March 1929
Samuel C. Boals, one of the oldest citizens of Naples, died at his
home on North Main Street, Thursday, March 7, after a long illness. Mr.
Boals died on his birthday as he was born March 7, 1851, making his age
78 years. He was the son of the late James and Jane Clindenen Boals of
Naples. After retiring from his farm in West Hollow in 1906 he came to
Naples village to live. He served several terms as town and village
assessor; street commissioner for the village and road commissioner of
the town. He was active in town and village affairs and one of the
leaders in his day of the Democratic party. Mr. Boals was married to
Miss Mary Harvey of Naples, on December 18, 1879, who survives him;
also two children, Mrs. Alvah Baumer of this village and C. H. Boals of
Lakeland, Florida, and Naples; a son, LaVerne Boals died in a U. S.
Training camp, November 4, 1918, during the World War. Mr. Boals was a
member of the Presbyterian church. Funeral services were held from the
late home Sunday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. Charles Cady officiating and
the burial was in Rose Ridge cemetery. His bearers were Byron Pierce,
Clifford Crouch, Frank Cornish, Park Stoddard, Irving Kimber and J.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 December 1904
Phelps, N. Y. - Burnette B. Boardman, aged 82, died yesterday
morning at the home of Mrs. A. J. Wright on West Main street, where for
a number of years he had made his home. He was a native of Vermont, but
had lived at Seneca Falls prior to coming here. He leaves his widow,
three daughters, Mrs. A. J.
Wright, of Phelps, Mrs. Felt of Carthage, and Mrs. Wirth, of Geneva,
also one son.
From Penn Yan Democrat 4 August 1933
Died in Rushville, July 31, Myron R. Boardman, 75. Mr.
Boardman was police justice for the village of Rushville for a number
of years and a member of the Rushville Masonic Lodge. He leaves his
wife, Myrta Boardman; one son, W. C. Boardman; one daughter, Mrs.
William Holbrook; and three grandchildren, all in Rushville; one
brother, W. W. Boardman of Paris, France; three sisters, Mrs. Nettie
Havens of Newark, N. Y., Mrs. Catherine Kinear, of Arrowhead Lake,
Calif., and Mrs. Mary Leahner, of Syria Madria, Cal. The funeral was
held Tuesday with burial in Rushville.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 November 1932
Frank Bobier died suddenly Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at
the home of Mrs. Anna Chase following a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Bobier
had resided at the Chase home for a number of years. He leaves one
daughter, who has been located as yet. The funeral was held this
afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the Chase home with the Rev. Edgar
Mitchell of the Oaks Corners Presbyterian church officiating. Burial
was in Oaklawn cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 19 June 1929
Palmyra, N. Y., June 18 - Emma J. Bockoven, 80, died at her home at
4 Hansen Street, following a short illness. She was born at Port Gibson
and spent her entire life in this vicinity. She is survived by a son,
George H. of Palmyra; one granddaughter, Mrs. Gertrude Hanagan of
Palmyra. Funeral from the home Thursday at 3 o'clock. Burial in Port
From Ontario County Times 31 March 1885
Port Gibson, N. Y. - One of our oldest and most respected
citizens, George Bockoven, passed away Friday morning, the
27th, at his home south of the village. The funeral services will be
held Monday at the church.
From Ontario County Times 16 April 1890
Port Gibson, N. Y. - The funeral of Geo. E. Bockoven was
held at the M. E. Church, Monday, April 9, conducted by Rev. Charles
Wright of Newark. A large and sympathizing audience assembled to pay
their last respects to one whom they had known from childhood. Born in
Port Gibson in 1848, his entire life was spent here and in its
immediate vicinity. Though he had been confined to his home for several
months, yet his loss will be felt by a large circle of acquaintances
and friends and by the M. E. Church, of which he was a member and
officer, as well as by his immediate family of wife, son and sister.
From Ontario County Journal 27 June 1919
The funeral services for Charles E. Bodine, aged 59 years,
whose death occurred at his home on Main street north last week
Thursday evening, were held on Saturday afternoon, Rev. Livingston L.
Taylor officiating. There survive his widow, Mrs. Harriet Chapin
Bodine; two daughters, Mrs. John Boyer of Lodi, and Miss Dorothy Chapin
Bodine of Albany; a son, Private Charles Preston Bodine, with the
American E. F. Interment was in Woodlawn.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 December 1902
Llewellyn Bodle died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Daniel
Catchpole of Genesee street, at 7 o'clock this morning, aged 87 years.
Mr. Bodle was born in England and lived there until he came to
this country to reside with his daughter. Most of his friends and
relatives reside in England. There survive him in this city,
besides his daughter, Mrs. Daniel Catchpole, his grandsons E. A.
Catchpole and L. B. Catchpole, and his
granddaughter, Miss Lizzie S. Catchpole. The funeral, which will
be private, will take place Monday afternoon from the house. Burial
From Geneva Daily Times 25
Mrs. Sarah Wooler Bodle, widow of the late Llewellyn Bodle, died
yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Daniel Catchpole, No. 160
Genesee street. The deceased was in her eighty-eighth year. Mrs. Boden
was born in Arlington, Sussex county, England, and came to this country
and this city in 1850. Throughout the fifty-four years of life here
she has lived in the same house where her death took place. The
deceased was a member of the Old Dutch Reformed church. She is survived
by her daughter, Mrs. Daniel Catchpole, who is seriously ill with
pneumonia; three grandchildren, Miss Lizzie S. Catchpole, Edward A. and
Llewellyn G. Catchpole, all of this city, and three nephews,
Theodore Savage of Williamsport, Penn.; Frank Savage of Eustis,
Fla., and Frederick Savage of New York. The funeral will take place
at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the house, Rev. Dr. Hubbs
officiating. Burial in Glenwood.
From Geneva Advertiser 1 March 1904
Mrs. Lewellyn Bodle died
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. Catchpole, on Genesee street, last
Wednesday morning, far advanced in years. Mr. Bodle has been dead some
years. He was a tailor by trade, and was of the firm of Nichols &
Bodle. Mr. Nichols left one son, C. H. Nichols, residing in Rochester,
and Mr. Bodle the one daughter residing here. This winter has been
particularly severe on aged people, but it will not last forever; there
must be a let-up
From Ontario County Journal 10 May 1918
Stanley, N. Y. - Death has again entered the village and removed an aged and respected resident, Mrs. Elizabeth Bodley, whose
death occurred at her home on Sunday night, after an illness of several
weeks. She was 75 years of age and had spent nearly all her life in
this place. Funeral services were held from the Union church, Rev. A.
B. Temple officiating, with burial at the Little Church cemetery. Three
sons survive, William of Laport, Ind.; Debert and Homer of Hopewell,
the latter having moved here to care for his mother during her illness;
one sister, Mrs. W. Dyer of Honeoye Falls, and a brother, John Rood, of
From Ontario County Times 6 April 1892
Anson G. Bodwell, father of L. C. Bodwell, chaplain of the Clifton
Springs Sanitarium, died in that institution on Monday, aged 91 years
and 10 months.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 September 1904
Phelps, N. Y. - Andrew Bogart, a well-known produce dealer of the
firm of Bogart & Smith, died yesterday morning after a four-weeks'
illness. Death was due to stomach trouble. His attending physician, Dr.
F. D. Vanderhoof, was unable to diagnose the case to his satisfaction
and will hold a postmortem examination this afternoon. Mr. Bogart was
born in the town of Manchester but for the past fifty-one years had
been a citizen of Phelps. He was 66 years of age, and is survived by
his wife and one
daughter, Mrs. Harold Hoag; also one brother, Gilbert Bogart, of this
village. Sincerity lodge, F. and A. M., of which he was a member, will
take charge of the funeral, which will be held at the Methodist church
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. E. L. Waldorf officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 September 1905
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Bogart, widow of the late Andrew Bogart, died
suddenly about 8 o'clock last evening. Her death is attributed to heart
disease. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Hoag,
with whom she lived, and one grandchild, Miss Beatrice Hoag.
From Auburn Semi-Weekly Journal 8 February 1907
Gilbert Bogart of Phelps, at one time a resident of this city, died
at his home on West Main street, in Phelps, about 3 o'clock Saturday
morning. He had been ill for some time with consumption. Mr. Bogart was
born in the town of Manchester 61 years ago and had always resided in
this vicinity. He is survived by his wife and one son. Rev. C. E.
Gregory officiated at the funeral services. Burial was in the Phelps
From Ontario Messenger 5 February 1862
Death of James Bogart - We learn from the Geneva Gazette that
this veteran Printer
died in that village last Tuesday. Col. Bogart was one of the
early pioneers of Geneva, and the oldest surviving editor and publisher
in Western New York. He moved to Geneva in 1806, where he soon
commenced the publication of the Expositor, which was
discontinued until 1809, when it was changed to the Geneva Gazette.
He published that paper for over twenty-seven years, retiring from
it in 1833.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 May 1912
Phelps, N. Y. - At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Aquilla Smith, a mile
east of Phelps, occurred the death of their eldest daughter, Mrs.
Mary Bogart, yesterday, aged 28 years. The deceased had been ill
for a long time and she had spent the greater part of last winter at
Oakmount hospital, west of Canandaigua. She returned to Phelps about
three weeks ago after her malady had been pronounced incurable. Mrs.
Bogart was born in Tompkins county and had lived in Phelps for the last
twenty years. Six years ago she united in marriage with Bert Bogart of
this place, who with two small children, Pauline and Winchester,
survive. She also leaves her parents, a brother, Aubrey, and two
sisters, the Misses Caroline and Ellen Smith, all of Phelps. The
funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at the Presbyterian
From Geneva Gazette 7 January 1853
Died in this village, on the 2nd inst., very suddenly, Mrs.
Dolly Bogert, relict of H. H. Bogert, Esq., in the 75th year of
her age. She has left a large circle of relatives and friends to lament
the loss of one of the most estimable of women.
From Ontario County Journal 15 April 1904
Naples, N. Y. - The death of James R. Boggs occurred
on Friday. He was probably the oldest man in town, being nearly 92
years of age. His wife and children had all passed on before him, but
his vigorous health made him active until two days before his death, a
serious fall prostrated him. He was of simple tastes and habits, not
caring to go out into the world, but contented himself with his
secluded farm life and communing with nature. He read few books, but
mastering these, and was uncommonly intelligent and a good talker. He
never wronged anyone, but was kind and obliging.
From Ontario County Journal 22 January 1897
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah Palmanteer Boggs, wife of William
Boggs, died on Tuesday, Jan. 11, aged 86 years. She was an old
resident, and one of the capable, sensible, plain women of pioneer
times. One brother and two sisters yet remain of a large family; also a
husband, and one son, Robert Boggs.
From Ontario County Journal 18 October 1912
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. William Boggs, a widow, died at her home near
the village, Oct. 11, aged 84 years. Her aged husband preceded her two
years ago. Her death was sudden, caused by apoplexy. One son, her last,
Amenzo Boggs, lived with her. Her maiden name was Sally Hills, and her
childhood home in Ingleside, where many relatives now reside. Among
them is a sister, Mrs. Madison Presler, and at Atlanta, another, Mrs.
Dwight Borden. She was a very intelligent and capable woman, a
prominent member of the Christian church in Ingleside, where the
funeral was held on Sunday, her pastor, Rev. Arthur Wright, officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 February 1910
Mrs. Delina Boisvert, aged 60 years, died suddenly this morning at
one o'clock of acute indigestion. The deceased was at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. P. J. Mahoney, on Middle street who is ill with typhoid
fever, and at about 7 o'clock was taken ill. A physician was summoned
and she was removed to her home, No. 32 East North street. Medical aid
was of no avail. She is survived by her husband, L. J. Boisvert; seven
sons, Ludgar J., Ernest, Victor, Leo, Arthur, Frederick and George; two
daughters, Mrs. P. J. Mahoney and Miss Mary B. Boisvert. Burial St.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 October 1918
Ludger Boisvert, Jr., of 16 Avenue C, died this morning at 11
o'clock at his home. He leaves his wife; three daughters, the Misses
Catherine, Florence and Margaret Boisvert; one son, John Boisvert; his
father, Ludger Boisvert, Sr., of Geneva; six brothers, Ernest of Piqua,
Ohio, Victor, George and Leo of Waterloo, Arthur and Fred of Geneva;
two sisters, Mrs. P. J. Mahoney and Mrs. Leroy Roark of Geneva.
From Shortsville Enterprise 15 April 1915
Mrs. Susan Early Bolan, wife of Michael F. Bolan, died suddenly at
home in Pleasant street about 1 o'clock on Monday morning. While she
been in poor health for several months, she retired as usual and did
complain of feeling worse. Her age was 43 years. This is the second
to occur in this family within five months. A son, Joseph Bolan, died
November 21, 1914. Mrs. Bolan was born in Penn Yan on November 30,
a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Early. She was united in marriage to
Bolan on November 30, 1893. After her marriage she resided in Dundee
nine years and removed from that place to Shortsville where she since
lived. The survivors are her husband and five children: Mary, Pauline,
Jennie and William; three sisters, Mrs. Patrick Dooley, of Penn Yan;
M. J. Gaffney and Miss Katherine Early of Rochester. The funeral
were held from St. Dominic's church on Wednesday morning, and the
was made in Brookside cemetery in this village.
From Victor Herald 6 January 1905
Mary, wife of John Bolar, died at her home, two miles
southwest of New Salem in the town of Farmington, on Tuesday, January
3d, at the age of eighty-five years. She is survived by her husband;
two daughters, Mrs. John Doyle of Canandaigua, Mrs. Mary Curran, and a
son, Martin, the two latter residing at home. Funeral services were
held at St. Patrick's church, Thursday morning, and the interment made
in the Catholic cemetery here.
From Ontario County Journal 20
Naples, N. Y. - On Thursday last, Mrs. Jane Boles, one of
the pioneers of our town, died after a short illness of a week. With
her husband, she
settled forty years ago in the woods in the west part of Naples, but
lived to see a fine farm with large handsome buildings as the result of
their toil. She was a whole-souled thorough-going woman, held in esteem
by all. Four sons and four daughters, all married
and well settled, rise up to call her blessed.
From Ontario County Journal 3 April 1885
Naples, N. Y. - Mr. James Boles died very suddenly on Saturday,
aged 76. He was a substantial Irish citizen, who
came here nearly 50 years ago. He leaves eight sons and daughters,
all settled about here, with families. There was a large funeral
on Monday, Rev. B. F. Millard officiating.
From Neapolitan Record 1 April 1885
Died, Saturday, March 28, 1885, James Boles, aged 76 yrs.
Very suddenly and without suffering, this worthy gentleman passed away
last Saturday at the residence of his son, Samuel. Deceased came to this
country soon after his marriage, at the age of 20, with his young wife
who died three years ago. He had lived here and been one of our pioneer
residents for over half a century, and has ever been one of the most
prudent and industrious. He reared a large family to usefulness and they
mourn the loss of a kind father; they are William J., John, Hugh and
Samuel Boles of this town, and Mrs. Elizabeth Thurber of Kansas, Mrs. J.
P. Coons, Mrs. J. J. Crouch, both of Naples, and Mrs. Horace Davis of
Bristol. The funeral services were attended from the residence of Samuel
Boles Monday at 11 a.m., by Rev. B. F. Millard, assisted by a good
quartette choir from the village, and the remains were deposited in Rose
From Geneva Daily Times 16 December 1918
The remains of Andrew Bolger, Sr., 75 years of age, were
found this morning at 10 o'clock in Marsh creek near the bridge which
crosses the creek from Gulvin Park to the Summit Foundry. Mr. Bolger
was the father of Thomas J. Bolger of the Universal Nurseries, who is
an ex-supervisor for the first district of the city. It is believed
that the aged man wandered away Saturday evening, accidentally fell
into the creek and died from exposure. Mr. Bolger left his home
Saturday afternoon and came down town for the purpose of securing a
shave. He was last seen early Saturday evening on lower Exchange
street, but nothing strange was thought of that fact because he was in
the habit of visiting St. Francis de Sales church on Saturday evenings.
However, since the recent death of his daughter, Mrs. Ernest F. Mosey,
Mr. Bolger has been inclined to be melancholy and only on Saturday he
spoke of visiting her grave at St. Patrick's cemetery. It is thought
that probably he started for the cemetery Saturday night, became
bewildered and accidentally got into Gulvin Park where his body was
found in the creek. When he did not return to his home Saturday evening
at a reasonable hour, the police were notified and a search was made
for him Saturday night and yesterday. This morning Cyrus Parish and
Frank D. Kelleher were at Gulvin Park and they noticed his body in the
creek. Coroner George B. Flint was notified and the remains were
removed to the undertaking rooms of DeVaney and Fletcher.
Mr. Bolger was born in Wexford County, Ireland, and came to this
country and Geneva as a young man during the Civil War. Since that time
he has been a resident of the city. Mr. Bolger was a devout member of
St. Francis de Sales and donated a large amount of work at the time
that the church was erected. When St. Stephens parish was organized, he
retained his membership at St. Francis de Sales, owing to the
associations for him which were connected with the church. He was a
member of the Holy Name Society of the church. Besides his son, Thomas
J. Bolger, the deceased is also survived by one other son, Andrew
From Clifton Springs Press 22 March 1917
Mrs. Ann Bolger, widow of Peter Bolger, died on Friday night at the
home of her son, Edward Bolger, in Buffalo, where she had been spending
the winter. Mrs. Bolger was a native of Ireland and had lived in Phelps
and vicinity for the last thirty-five years. She leaves besides her
son, three daughters, Mrs. James Kelley, of Phelps; Mrs. Timothy
Donehue of Waterloo, and Mrs. Ellen Hefferan of Geneva. The body was
brought to Phelps on Saturday night.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 June 1906
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of James Bolger occurred at his
home on Park Place Tuesday night. He was stricken with paralysis a week
ago last Sunday. Mr. Bolger was born at Junius, Seneca county, 38 years
ago but had spent the greater part of his life in Phelps. He leaves a
widow and five small children, also his mother, one brother, Edward of
Buffalo, and one, sister Mrs. T. Donahue of Waterloo.
From Ontario County Journal 8 March 1912
Stanley, N. Y. - The death of Patrick Bolger occurred on
Tuesday, after an illness of several weeks, aged 82 years. Mr. Bolger
had been a resident of this vicinity for many yrs. Funeral services
were held from St. Theresa's church on Thursday morning. Two sons,
Andrew and Michael, and two daughters, Katherine and Margaret, all of
this place, survive.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 July 1905
Peter Bolger, 75 years old, died yesterday morning after a long
illness. Mr. Bolger was born in Ireland but
had been a resident of this place about fifty years. He leaves a widow,
two sons, James of Phelps, and Edward of Buffalo; three daughters, Mrs.
James Kelly and Mrs. Patrick Hefferon of Phelps and Mrs. T. Donehue of
Waterloo; also a sister, Mrs. Keating of Auburn. His son William died
about four weeks ago. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 10
o'clock at St. Francis church.
From Hilton Record 22 June 1939
Death came to Mrs. Rose Bolger, 69, suddenly from a stroke,
Tuesday about 11:30 p.m., at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Allan
Stambusky of Niagara Falls. She had appeared to be in good health until
a few minutes before her death. Born in Phelps, N. Y., she spent most
of her life in that village, later making her home at intervals with
her daughter, Mrs. Earl Hubbell, her daughter in Niagara Falls, and
sons in California. Mrs. Bolger had many friends in this vicinity where
she was an active member of St. Leo's Catholic Church during her
residence in Hilton. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Earl Hubble of
Hilton, and Mrs. Allan Stambusky of Niagara Falls; two sons, Leo R. and
James F. Bolger of Los Angeles; 10 grandchildren, and several nieces
and nephews. Another son, Rev. Phillip Bolger, passed away last year.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 November 1943
Mrs. Mary Bolin died at her home, 75 Sherrill street, last night
following a short illness. Surviving are three sons, Henry F., Thomas
J. and William J. Bolin; one daughter, Miss Mary Bolin; three
grandchildren, Dorothy E., Henry F., Jr., and Jean L. Bolin, all of
Geneva; one sister, Mrs. William E. Quest of Troy. Mrs. Bolin was a
member of the Rosary Society of St. Francis de Sales Church. The
funeral will be conducted Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock from the home
and at 10 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales Church. Interment will be
in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 12 February 1917
Geneva, N. Y., Feb. 11 - Thomas A. Bolin, died last night in the
family home, No. 75 Sherill street. Mr. Bolin had been a resident of
this city for thirty-two years, coming to Geneva from Troy with the
Phillips and Clarke Stove Company. Mr. Bolin was a member of the C. M.
B. A. and the Molders Union No. 100, of this city. He leaves his wife;
three sons, Thomas J. Bolin, Henry F. Bolin and William J. Bolin; and
two daughters, Mary L. Bolin and Clare D. Bolin, all of this city. The
funeral will be held Wednesday morning from St. Francis de Sales Church
and burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 3 July 1914
Mrs. Bertha Bolles died at home of her daughter, Mrs. John Trembly,
Mason Street, on Sunday, aged 83 years. Mrs. Bolles had lived with Mr.
and Mrs. Trembly for many years as Mrs. Trembly was her child. She was
born at Academy and spent her entire life in this county except for a
short portion in Iowa. Her occupation for many years was that
of a practical nurse and she numbered among her staunchest friends
those to whom she had ministered in sickness. She had always had an
abiding faith in the promises of God and her life was above criticism,
although free from demonstration as to religious profession. Her
delight was the enjoyment of those about her, especially young people,
with whom she was popular. even after age and disease rested heavily
upon her. During her later years she was known as "Grandmother" among a
large circle of young friends. Her life was a great example of love and
self-sacrifice for the comfort of those with whom she came in contact.
Her death was the result of rheumatism and arterial trouble. Interment
was at Woodlawn on Tuesday. Rev D. S. Hooker officiating. The floral
tributes were numerous and of extraordinary beauty.
From Ontario County Journal 26 September 1913
Naples, N. Y. - John Bolles, nearly a lifelong citizen of
this town, died on Saturday, at the age of 75 years. He was a
well-known and honored citizen and a successful farmer and business
man. He was among the oldest of the sons of James Bolles, who came from
Canada to Naples with his family, when John was three years old, and
settled in the west part of the town. John was an active boy and man
and a great worker. Soon after maturity, he married, and it was not
long before he had a fine farm home, and later owned several farms in
town. Some 15 years ago, he moved to the village to educate his
children, and for a few years was in the hardware business with his
sons. He had owned and worked farms in Gorham and other towns near
here. His health had not been good for a few years past and he had
given up active life. He was always cheerful and a few days before he
died was on the street greeting his many friends heartily. He leaves a
wife and three sons, George A. Bolles, principal of Naples High school,
John C., supervisor of the town, and Burton of Rochester. One sister,
Mrs. John Crouch, resides here. Three brothers, James, Samuel and Hugh
also resided here. Hugh died a few years ago. His father was for 25
years the trusted employee of the late James L. Monier, the largest
land owner in the town. Mr. Bolles and family attended the Presbyterian
church, and Rev. Peter McKenzie, a former pastor, now of Palmyra,
officiated at the funeral held on Tuesday afternoon at the home. The
burial was in Rose Ridge cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 July 1904
Canandaigua, N. Y. - A horrible accident happened yesterday at
Sand Hill crossing of the New York Central road, about three miles
north of Canandaigua. The time was a little before nine o'clock in the
morning, and the victims were James Bolles and his wife, Nancy
Bolles, an aged couple, who were driving from their home on the
Cost farm, to visit some relatives in Shortsville. Just as they reached
the crossing which is a very dangerous one, being located at a curve
and a high board fence topping an embankment, and a lot of trees
partially concealing the view of the railroad from persons driving
along the road, they were struck by train No. 235, with Conductor Eaton
in charge, which left Canandaigua at about 8:48 o'clock. On board there
excursionists bound for Charlotte. The back end of the carriage was
struck and demolished, and the old man was thrown about eighty feet and
instantly killed, while his wife, who was not hurled quite so far, was
fatally hurt. The train was going at a high rate of speed
and it was impossible to stop it and return to the scene of the
until a distance of about one-eighth of a mile had been covered. Then
the train backed up, and the crowd of excursionists flocked to view
the sight. The body of the man was placed in the baggage car, as was
Mrs. Bolles, in spite of her protest, she being fully conscious, and
in spite of her requests of neighbors who had reached the place and
were anxious to take her to their homes. The conductor would not permit
nor would he return the short distance to Canandaigua, where there is
ample hospital accommodation. On the contrary, much to the indignation
of the people of the vicinity, the poor old lady, her body racked with
terrible pain, was compelled to undergo the long ride in the baggage
car to Rochester, with the dead body of her husband beside her.
Coroner Frank P. Warner of this village is very indignant over the
action of the railroad officials in removing the body of Mr. Bolles to
Rochester, which is against the laws of the state. He has ordered that
the body be brought to this place before any inquest is held, and this
will probably be done. The children of the old couple, however, were
told by the railroad men that the inquest would be held in Rochester.
Mrs. Bolles was taken to the Homeopathic hospital where her injuries
were pronounced fatal. At
the Rochester undertaking rooms where the body of Mr. Bolles
was placed, admittance was denied to his son, George Bolles, who
hastened to the spot as quickly as possible. People who witnessed the
affair were much exorcised over the summary actions of the railroad men
and say it is a wonder there are not more accidents of the kind,
as it is seldom that any warning is given at that crossing by
Mr. and Mrs. Bolles removed from
Honeoye to the Cost farm a couple of years ago, and were
much respected and worthy people. They are survived by two
daughters, Mrs. Sarah Bolles Brown of Canandaigua; Mrs. Nettie
Bolles Alford of Bristol Center; and three sons, George and William
Bolles of Canandaigua; and Frank Bolles of Shortsville.
From Victor Herald 11 March 1893
Mrs. Celestia Boltwood , wife of E. M. Boltwood, died on Thursday
morning after a brief illness. The funeral will be
held at the Presbyterian church this afternoon. Besides her husband she
leaves three small children.
From Victor Herald 18 March 1893
Mrs. Emmett Boltwood , whose death we noted last week, was born in
St. Lawrence county, in this State, about forty one years ago. She
accompanied her parents to the State of Michigan, when that State was
being settled about thirty years ago. The family made their home at
Middleville, and it was here that she met and in Oct.
1871 was married to Emmett Boltwood. After a few years they removed to
Victor where Mr. Boltwood has been engaged in business. Mrs. Boltwood
was a very industrious woman, often going beyond her strength to do her
part in supporting their little family. She was a member of the
Presbyterian church, the Sunday school, and the Y. P. S. C. E., and was
always ready to do whatever part was slotted to her. Appropriate
resolutions were adopted
by the "Endeavor Society" and will be found in another column. She
besides her husband and children, an aged father and mother, and five
brothers. The funeral was held at the Presbyterian church last Saturday
afternoon, the service was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Frost, the
interment was in
the village cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 August 1903
Mrs. Catherine A. Bond, wife of Edward Bond, died at the home of
her mother, Mrs. Thomas Robson, at Halls Corners yesterday. She leaves
husband, two sons and two daughters, also her mother, three brothers,
Andrew Robson of Halls Corners, Frank Robson of Geneva, and George
Robson of Halls Corners. Two sisters also survive. These are Mrs. Alice
Wheaton of Halls Corners and Mrs. Clara Kumerson of
Geneva. The funeral will be held at the house in Halls Corners Tuesday
afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. A. B. Temple will officiate and the burial
will be at Seneca.
From Ontario County Journal 6 February 1891
Edwin E. Bond, of the town of West Bloomfield, died at his home at
North Bloomfield on Monday, at the age of 58 years. He was highly
respected as a
citizen and business man, having been engaged in the manufacture of
barrel headings for twenty-five years. He represented his town in the
Board of Supervisors of 1889.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 January 1920
Isaac Bond died yesterday at the County Hospital. The survivors are
one son, T. H. Bond of Dunkirk; and three daughters, Mrs. Catharine
Frank of Geneva, Mrs. C. A. Gaston of Detroit and Mrs. C. P. Parker of
Alliance, Ohio. The funeral, which is private, will take place on
Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Glenwood Chapel, Rev. Kenneth A.
Bray officiating, and burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 19 October 1900
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary J. Bond, widow of the late Augustus
Bond, died at her home in this town on Sunday last at the age of 60
years. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Ambrose Ford of Fishers. The
funeral services were held at her home on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. H.
F. Ellinwood officiating. The interment was at Mendon.
From Ontario County Journal 12 February 1892
Thomas E. Bond, an old war veteran, died at his home on Beeman
Sunday morning from a dose of laudanum which he had taken some time
Thursday night. Dr. Walmsley was summoned Friday morning when the
of his condition was made known, but his efforts at resuscitation were
avail. In his coat was found a bottle of laudanum from which two or
ounces had been taken. About six months ago he attempted suicide in the
manner, but was brought out all right. The deceased was about 60 years
age and was only a wreck of his former self. He was a member of the 33f
York Volunteers during the war and was twice wounded.
From Ontario County Times 24 August 1881
Victor, N. Y. - Peter S. Bonesteel, one of the oldest and most
respected citizens of this place, died of dropsy of the heart last
Wednesday. He leaves a wife and one son to mourn his loss. The funeral
services were held at his late residence last Friday afternoon, Rev.
Mr. Borden of Albion officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 June 1934
Mrs. Thomasina Bonetti, aged 49, wife of Frank Bonetti, of 39 East
North street, died at the Geneva General Hospital Saturday night.
Besides her husband, she leaves several children. The funeral was held
this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family home. Burial was in
From Geneva Daily Times 18 May 1912
Rushville, N. Y. - George Riley Bootes died yesterday morning at
the home of his grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Robson, at 8
o'clock, at the advanced age of 85 years. Mr. Bootes had been visiting
at the Robson home for several weeks and although he had been in feeble
health, his condition was not considered serious until a short time
ago. About 60 years ago he married Mary Warner of Potter, whom he
survived by 17 years. He leaves one son, Charles, who resides here and
one daughter, George Ledgerwood of Gorham. The funeral services will be
held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robson tomorrow afternoon at 2
o'clock. Rev. Dewitt Proseus, pastor of the M. E. Church at Potter, of
which deceased was a member, officiating. Burial at Nettle Valley.
From Ontario County Journal 5 April 1901
Mrs. Ann Hawley Booth, widow of Horace Booth, died at her home on
Chapel street, Monday morning. Death was caused by grip with other
complications. The deceased was 75 years of age, and had been a
resident of this place for over 50 years. Two children survive, Irving
Booth of Bath, and Mrs. Lafayette Cooper, of this place. The funeral
was held from the home on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. J.
Q. Adams officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 July 1908
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Anson Booth, a former residence of Rochester,
and for the past 24 years living in the town of Hopewell, died at his
home on Spangle street in Hopewell, Sunday night, aged about 80 years.
He is survived by his widow, three sons, William, Edward G. and
Franklin A. Booth, and one daughter, Mary Booth of Hopewell. The body
will be taken to Rochester for interment at Mount Hope Cemetery
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 25 May 1917
Canandaigua, May 24 - While sitting a chair in his room soon after eating breakfast breakfast, about 7 o'clock this morning, Enos M. Booth,
73 years old, died. Mr. Booth had been complaining for a few days, but
did not consider himself ill, and the family had not been at all
alarmed about him. He was born in the town of Canandaigua, removed to
Michigan when two years of age and returned here 48 yrs ago, and has
continued to live here since. He was a veteran of the Civil war, having
served in Company D, 30th Michigan Infantry. He leaves a son, Mark H.
Booth, with whom he lived. The funeral will take place at the Booth
residence on the Cheshire road at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, with Rev.
George E. Finlay, Baptist minister, officiating. Burial at Woodlawn
From Geneva Daily Times 19 July 1938
Orleans, N. Y. - Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon in Phelps for Mrs. Ernest Booth
of this place, who died early Saturday at Geneva General Hospital. Rev.
Harry M. Shepson, pastor of the Orleans and Phelps Baptist churches,
officiated and interment was made in the Orleans cemetery. Mrs. Booth
was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Rouse and was born at Hemlock,
Sept. 27, where her early life was spent and was twice married, her
marriage to Ernest Booth taking place at Oaks Corners twenty-two years
ago, and her home has since been in this vicinity. She has been in poor
health for the past years, but has been seriously ill for the past two
months and had been removed to the hospital at Geneva Thursday
preceding her death. Surviving relatives are her husband; four
daughters, Miss Alberta Anderson of Litchfield, Conn., Miss Elizabeth
Ann, Ida Belle and Alice May Booth; all of Stanley and one son, Milton
Booth of this place.
From Ontario County Journal 27 November 1914
The death of George S. Booth occurred at Memorial Hospital
Saturday night, aged 76 years, seven months. He had been in poor health
for about two years. He had been a patient at the hospital for about a
week. In June, 1913, he suffered the amputation of his leg. He was
Canandaigua's first chief of police, having assumed the office when the
local department was organized in October, 1882. Previous to that time,
he had served as village constable. Mr. Booth severed his connection
with the police department in 1896, and afterwards served as truant
officer, until ill health incapacitated him about two years ago. He was
born in Farmington and on Dec. 25, 1862, was married to Miss Jane E.
Waring, who, with two daughters, survives him. They are Mrs. William B.
Bridgeman of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Mary Shurger of New York City. Three
sisters also survive, Mrs. Esther Power, Mrs. Mary Johnson and Mrs.
Martha Parmele of Canandaigua. Rev. Livingston L. Taylor officiated at
the funeral services, which were held at Woodlawn chapel on Tuesday
From Ontario County Journal 8 September 1916
The sudden death of Mrs. Hannah Rush Booth, aged 71 years,
occurred on Tuesday evening at 6:30 o'clock at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Henry W. Morgan, at Rochester, where she was visiting.
Death was due to apoplexy. She was a member of the Women's Relief Corps
and the Order of the Eastern Star. She leaves her husband, J. Wesley
Booth; two daughters, Mrs. Morgan of Rochester and Miss Carolyn Booth
of Canandaigua; also two sons, Enos S. Booth, Esq., of New York City,
and Frank Booth of Shokan. The funeral services will be held at the
home on Main street north, this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. Charles
M. Eddy will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn.
From Ontario County Journal 24 July 1908
J. Ansel Booth, a well-known civil war veteran, died at his home in
the town of Hopewell on Sunday, at the age of 81 years, Mr. Booth
enlisted in August, 1862, in the 140th regiment and served until June
3, 1865, rising to the positions if corps sergeant, first sergeant and
lieutenant. He leaves his wife, one daughter and three sons. The
funeral was held from the home on Wednesday morning and the remains
were taken to Rochester for interment.
From Ontario County Journal 25 January 1918
J. Wesley Booth passed away at his home on Main street north
yesterday morning. Deceased suffered a stroke of apoplexy on Tuesday
evening, from which he never rallied. He was born in Bristol on July 4,
1840. He served in the Civil war in the First New York Dragoons. He was
a member of the Albert M. Murray Post, G. A. R., and of the Masonic
Lodge. He was a former deputy sheriff, a former overseer of the poor,
and at the time of his death was county agent for the Ontario County
Humane Society. There survive two sons, Frank of Rochester and Enos S.
Booth, Esq., of New York City; and two daughters, Mrs. Henry Ward
Morgan of Rochester, and Miss Carolyn Booth of the Union School
faculty; also a brother and two sisters, Charles Booth and Mrs.
Katherine Davenport of Saline, Mich., and Mrs. Robert Ambrose, of Ann
Arbor, Mich. Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord will officiate at the funeral
services to be held at the home tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 11 October 1895
Honeoye, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary E. Booth, wife of Cyrus Booth and
grandmother of Louise Plimpton, whose death has been announced before,
died very suddenly of heart disease early on Monday morning, September
30, aged 65 years.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 6 July 1931
Geneva, N. Y., July 6 - Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Booth, 40, died last
night at her home, South Exchange street. She leaves her husband,
George, and a son and daughter. Funeral Wednesday at 9 o'clock at St.
Francis de Sales Church.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 September 1905
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Yesterday morning occurred the death of Mrs.
Sarah Hutchens Booth, wife of Enos Booth of Cheshire, aged about
53 years. Mrs. Booth had suffered from cancer of the stomach for some
time. She is survived by one son, Marcus Booth, of Michigan, her
husband, Enos Booth, her mother, Mrs. Henry Hutchens, aged 86 years,
and five brothers, Hiram L. Hutchens, Floyd Hutchens, Nodiah Hutchens,
and Dr. John Hutchens, all of this town, and C. H. Hutchens of
Bradford, Pa. A son, Dr. Frank Booth of Victor, died about two years
ago. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery
From Ontario County Journal 28 September 1917
Manchester, N. Y. - Sharon Morgan Booth died on September 17. He
was a son of the late Danforth and Sarah Morgan Booth, and was born
June 16, 1835, in the Booth homestead. He was a descendant of Sharon
Booth, a pioneer of this section, who came here from Hartford County,
Conn., and was in 1794 took up a tract of land west of the village, on
which he built the second house in this town. His marriage to Miss Ruth
Gillett in 1794 was the first marriage to take place in the town of
Manchester. His daughter, Doris Booth, born in 1795, was the first
white child born in this town, and in 1798 the first Methodist church
of Manchester was organized in the his home. November 2, 1864, Sharon
M. Booth was united in marriage with Miss Amelia D. Norton, of Victor,
and they took up their residence on the Booth farm, where they lived
continuously until nine years ago, when they purchased a home on Booth
street and moved into Shortsville. He leaves two sons and three
daughters, Henry Booth, of Detroit, Mich.; Ralph Booth, of Baggs, Wyo.;
Mrs. John Foss of Shortsville; Mrs. Perry Ridgley of Redondo Beach,
Cal.; and Mrs. W. W. Foss of Newark. The funeral was conducted by Rev.
Donald H. MacKenzie, of the Shortsville Presbyterian church, and burial
was in Brookside cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 9 September 1903
Manchester, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. William E. Booth was
held from her late home near Shortsville Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock,
Rev. M. W. Covell, pastor of the Baptist church at Manchester, of which
she was a member, officiating, and the remains interred in Brookside
Cemetery. She was about 55 years of age and is survived by a husband
and one son, Carl, and a daughter, Mildred.
From Shortsville Enterprise 25 July 1929
With the death of William Henry Booth of
Canandaigua street, which occurred at his home last Thursday evening,
Shortsville lost its last veteran of the Civil War. Mr. Booth had been
in poor health for the past two years. His age was 86 years. Mr. Booth
was born in the home where he died on June 4, 1843, a son of the late
Danforth and Sarah Morgan Booth. He was married on November 26, 1874, to
Emily Smith of Manchester. He enlisted with the Union Army in the Civil
War, being mustered in as a private at Auburn on January 1, 1864. He
became a member of Company H, 24th Regiment, New York Volunteers, but
was later transferred to Company L, then under command of Captain F. L.
Brown, late of Shortsville. His regiment was on duty at Washington, D.
C., until April, 1864, when it was attached to the 9th Army Corps, Army
of the Potomac, until October of the same year. He was promoted to the
rank of a corporal on January 19, 1864.
That Mr. Booth saw plenty of fighting is attested by the following list
of engagements in which he was a participant: Battle of the Wilderness,
Ny River, Spottsylvania Court House, North Ama River, Totoptomoy Creek,
Bethesda Church, Cold Harbor, Siege of Petersburg, Wildon Railroad on
Jerusalem plank road, mine explosion at Petersburg, Reams Station,
Brittles Farm and Poplar Grove Church. Boydton plank road and Hatchkiss
Run, Prince George Court House, Stony Creek Station, Hicksford's Raid,
Bellfield, Halifax Road, Dabneys Mill and Hatchkiss Run, Dinwiddie Court
House, Five Forks, Fall of Petersburg, Ameli Springs, Sailors Springs,
Farmville Springs, Appomattox (Lee's surrender), grand review. Mr. Booth
was honorably discharged from service at the close of the War, leaving
the ranks at Claudes Mills on June 30, 1865.
The survivors are one son, Carlton Booth, who resides at home, and a
sister, Miss Sarah Booth, also living across the road from the old
homestead. Funeral services were held from the Baptist church at
Manchester on Saturday afternoon, conducted by the pastor. the Rev. Leon
L. Swarthout. The interment followed in Brookside Cemetery. and members
of Turner-Schrader Post, American Legion, conducted the service at the
From Ontario County Journal 10 May 1901
Rushville, N. Y. - S. Clinton Boots died at his late
residence, east of this village, on May 2, aged 77 years. Mr. Boots was
a many highly respected, always kind and helpful to those about him. He
will be greatly missed in the community in which he had always lived.
He is survived by two grandchildren, Ada and Albert Walther. The
funeral was held from the house on Saturday afternoon, Rev. W. S. H.
Hermans officiating. Interment was made in Gorham cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 12 March 1909
All along the shores of Canandaigua lake, the announcement of the
sudden death of Sebastian Bopple will be received with sincere
sorrow, for no dweller of the lakeside was better known or more
universally respected than he. His death occurred at his home near
Millers, yesterday, shortly after noon. For two weeks he had been
suffering from grip, but had been able to be about the house as usual.
After eating dinner with the family, he complained of not feeling quite
so well, and at the persuasion of his wife lay down on the sofa. Mrs.
Bopple left the room for a blanket to spread over him, and when she
returned he was unconscious and expired within a minute. Mr. Bopple had
resided on the lake for over 40 years and was one of the most extensive
vineyardists. He was born in Germany 75 years ago and came to this
country 47 years ago, settling in the Mohawk valley, where he remained
for seven years before coming to South Bristol. He was twice married.
His first wife was Miss Katherine Stempel, who died 20 years ago.
Later, he married Miss Julia Schuers who survives him, together with
one daughter, one brother, John Bopple, and one sister, Mrs. John
Wiegent, both of Utica. Mr. Bopple's life was an influence for good.
Kindly courteousness marked his dealings with men and he won and held
their esteem and respect. The community has suffered a great loss in
his death, but the influence of his life will long remain. The funeral
will be held from the home on Sunday at 1 p.m. Rev. Mr. Roop of Naples
will officiate and the interment will be in Coye cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 29 March 1889
The people of South Bristol were shocked last Tuesday by the news of
the suicide of Mrs. Sebastian Bopple, an esteemed lady of that
town, who had been in ill health for several months. Her sickness and
troubles had unbalanced her mind, and it had been necessary for her
to watch her closely for some months. In December she wandered away,
was tracked in the snow and brought back, and last Friday she took
of an opportunity to get away and went to the lake below Mr. Bopple's
and was found there shortly after in the water up to her waist. On
Mr. Bopple, having charge of a number of men working in his vineyard,
again found an opportunity to go to the lake, and accomplished her
About one o'clock she was missed and the men on the place started in
immediately. They found her in shallow water near the shore of the
just below Mr. Bopple's residence and a short distance above Miller's
She was still breathing, but died within an hour after she was
The deceased was 58 years old and leaves a husband and daughter.
From Ontario County Journal 3 December 1915
The death of Damon J. Bordwell occurred at his home on
Phoenix street on Tuesday afternoon. Deceased was born in Potter, May
23, 1849. There survive his wife, daughter, Mrs. James T. Monagle of
Canandaigua; and three sisters, Mrs. Emma McMaster of Potter, Mrs.
Carrie Douglass of Sturges, Mich., and Mrs. Jennie B. Skinner of
Pasadena, Cal. The funeral services will be held at the home this
morning at 10:30 o'clock and at the Methodist church at Potter this
afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be at Nettle Valley cemetery.
From Victor Herald 12 August 1893
Last Sunday morning about eleven o'clock John Bortle was
struck and killed near the Bower's crossing east of the
village. Mr. Bortle started from Freedon to go to his daughter's,
Mrs. C. R. Aldrich. As many people do, he took the railroad track to
save distance; when a short distance east of the bridge on the Freedon
road he met the N. Y. Express going east and stepped over to the north
or west bound track. He did not hear a freight train that was coming on
the track and was struck by the engine of the freight. His body was
some distance in the air and came down on the east bound track just in
front of the express train which passed over his body. The trains were
and the body placed in the baggage car and brought to the station, he
breathed a few times after being picked up and was dead before reaching
the depot. On examination it was found that his left side was crushed
in, every rib being broken, the left foot was nearly severed at the
the right one was badly cut, and one of his hands was mashed and
minor injuries on the head. Coroner Hollenbeck was sent for and as soon
as he arrived he summoned a jury and adjourned till Monday afternoon.
The remains were turned over to the relatives and the funeral was held
from the residence of C. R. Aldrich, son-in-law of the deceased; the
services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Copeland. Mr. Bortle was eighty-one
years of age, and one of the oldest residents of this town. He came
about seventy-five years ago, and with the exception of a few years
in Perinton, always lived in this town. When fifteen years of age he
the blacksmith trade of Uriah Decker, who kept a shop on the spot where
Snyder's shop now stands, and worked at this trade during the greater
part of his life. His wife, Mary Bower, died several years ago. He
seven children, N. P. Bortle, George Bortle, Frank Bortle, Mrs. C. R.
Aldrich, Mrs. Julia A. Gilbert, Mrs. A. B. Cooper, of Victor, and Mrs.
Lane of Addison, Mich. Mr. Bortle was a member of Pittsford Lodge, F.
A. M., a man of strictly temperate habits and highly respected by all
From Victor Herald 21 March 1902
It is with the regret born of warm friendship that the Herald announces
the death of Norman Bortle, which occurred about noon on
Tuesday, at his home in East Victor. For something over a year, Mr.
Bortle has suffered from a chronic disease of the heart which, perhaps,
had been coming upon him for years but which had not seriously affected
him until then. Aside from this trouble he was an unusually healthy and
well-preserved man for his age, which was about sixty-eight. In his
youth he was well-known throughout the country in athletic circles,
ranking as one of the world's best jumpers and he had never known a
serious illness during his lifetime. Death came unexpectedly. During
the forenoon he had complained of not feeling well but went about his
usual work until a severe pain in the region of his heart compelled him
to cease. A physician was summoned but could give no relief and the
grim reaper claimed him at noontide. Few men possess a wider circle of
friends than did Norman Bortle. A ray of perpetual sunshine seemed to
illumine his heart and countenance and, wherever he went, he carried an
atmosphere of good cheer and happiness. Men loved and respected him for
his sterling honesty, his unquenchable love of life, his absolute
sincerity, his homely philosophy and unceasing contentment with the
world as he found it. "Uncle Norm," as he was affectionately called by
old and young, will be mourned by a circle of friends, of whose extent
he had, perhaps, never dreamed. A wife, two brothers, George and Frank
Bortle of Victor, and four sisters, Mrs. Cassius Aldridge, Mrs. Almon
B. Cooper and Mrs. J. H. Gilbert, of Victor, and Mr. Cordelia Lane of
Addison, Mich., survive him.
From Ontario County Journal 2 April 1875
West Farmington, N. Y. - James W. Herendeen, a well-known
and respected citizen of Brownsville, died on Friday last of measles.
He leaves a wife and several children. At the time of his
death, Mrs. Polly Bortle of East Victor, who was at the house
assisting assisting Mrs. H., was taken ill on Saturday, with congestion
of the lungs, and died this (Wednesday) morning. Since her attack Mrs.
Bortle was at no
time able to be taken home. She had a large family of
children, all of whom are married and have homes of their own,
but it will be long 'ere they forget "Mother's" love and kindness.
From Ontario County Journal 13 November 1914
Mertensia, N. Y. - William Bortle, a lifelong resident of this
place, died at his home on Tuesday morning. His age was 64 years.
Mr. Bortle for many years conducted a blacksmith shop in Victor and
also one at this place. He was a careful worker. Some time ago he
suffered a paralytic stroke and since that time had been in failing
health. He leaves, besides his wife, two sons, George, who has lived at
the family and home, and Fred, of Rochester; also a grandson, Floyd
Bortle of Rochester. The funeral was held at his late home on Thursday
afternoon at 2 o'clock and interment was made in the family lot on
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