"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 four miles 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 grave were conducted by Nundawaho Lodge, I. O. O. F., of which he was an active 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. Edward Lyon.

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 Gibson Cemetery.

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 Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 25 February 1904

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 Michigan.

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 cemetery.

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 church.

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. Patrick's Cemetery.

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 her home in Pleasant street about 1 o'clock on Monday morning. While she had been in poor health for several months, she retired as usual and did not complain of feeling worse. Her age was 43 years. This is the second death to occur in this family within five months. A son, Joseph Bolan, died on November 21, 1914. Mrs. Bolan was born in Penn Yan on November 30, 1871, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Early. She was united in marriage to Mr. Bolan on November 30, 1893. After her marriage she resided in Dundee for nine years and removed from that place to Shortsville where she since continuously lived. The survivors are her husband and five children: Mary, Pauline, Madeline, Jennie and William; three sisters, Mrs. Patrick Dooley, of Penn Yan; Mrs. M. J. Gaffney and Miss Katherine Early of Rochester. The funeral services were held from St. Dominic's church on Wednesday morning, and the interment was made in Brookside cemetery in this village.

From Victor Herald 6 January 1905

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 January 1882

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 Ridge.

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 Bolger, Jr.

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 were many 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 accident 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 this 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 approaching trains.

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 leaves, 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 besides her 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 street Sunday morning from a dose of laudanum which he had taken some time during Thursday night. Dr. Walmsley was summoned Friday morning when the discovery of his condition was made known, but his efforts at resuscitation were of no avail. In his coat was found a bottle of laudanum from which two or three ounces had been taken. About six months ago he attempted suicide in the same manner, but was brought out all right. The deceased was about 60 years of age and was only a wreck of his former self. He was a member of the 33f New 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 Glenwood Cemetery.

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 tomorrow.

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 Cemetery.

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 afternoon.

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 grave.

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 other troubles had unbalanced her mind, and it had been necessary for her family to watch her closely for some months. In December she wandered away, but was tracked in the snow and brought back, and last Friday she took advantage of an opportunity to get away and went to the lake below Mr. Bopple's residence and was found there shortly after in the water up to her waist. On Tuesday, Mr. Bopple, having charge of a number of men working in his vineyard, she again found an opportunity to go to the lake, and accomplished her purpose. About one o'clock she was missed and the men on the place started in search immediately. They found her in shallow water near the shore of the lake, just below Mr. Bopple's residence and a short distance above Miller's landing. She was still breathing, but died within an hour after she was discovered. 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 thrown 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 stopped and the body placed in the baggage car and brought to the station, he only 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 ankle, the right one was badly cut, and one of his hands was mashed and several 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 here about seventy-five years ago, and with the exception of a few years residence in Perinton, always lived in this town. When fifteen years of age he learned 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 leaves 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. Charles 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 who knew him.

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 Boughton Hill.

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