"Bro" to "Brot" Obituaries



From Geneva Daily Times 5 September 1916

James Broadfoot,
for many years a resident of this city, and for 45 years superintendent of the Senator Stephen J. Hammond estate, died Sunday afternoon at his home, 402 Pulteney street. He is survived by one son, Robert M. Broadfoot of this city; and three daughters, the Misses Catherine E., Agnes F. and Mary E. Broadfoot of this city. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 8:30 o'clock at the house and at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's Church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 31 October 1902

Margaret Broadfoot,
wife of James Broadfoot, died from a complication of diseases, at her late home in Pulteney street, at 7:10 o'clock last evening, aged 49 years.  The deceased had been a resident of Geneva for the past thirty-three years. She is survived by a husband, three daughters, Katherine, Agnes and Mary Broadfoot, all of this city, and one son, Robert, of Ithaca. The funeral arrangements will be announced tomorrow.



From Geneva Daily Times 2 November 1909

Manchester, N. Y. -
The funeral of Peter Brock, whose death occurred at his home one mile west of this village, was held yesterday morning from St. Felix Catholic Church in Clifton Springs, and the burial was at the Catholic cemetery. Mr. Brock was born in Holland 58 years ago and came to America in 1882, locating in Rochester. He had been a resident of that locality while in this country with the exception of one year's residence at Clifton Springs and two years at Manchester. He is survived by a wife, and one sister, who resides at Paterson, N. J.; also several near relatives in Holland.



From Watkins Express 12 November 1891

The Repository Messenger says that the first white child born in Canandaigua was Levi Brockelbank. He was born 100 years ago, October 28, 1791, and died March 1, 1872. He was buried in the Sand Hill Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 31 March 1916

The death of
Maria Outhouse Brockelbank, widow of Caleb Brockelbank, occurred at her home on Bristol street on Saturday afternoon, after a long illness. She was born in Peekskill on September 25, 1838, a daughter of William and Rebecca Outhouse. On December 21, 1859, she married Caleb Brockelbank, who died August 24, 1902. There survive four daughters, Mrs. Edward W. Johnson, Miss Flora Brockelbank and Mrs. Clair L. Morey, of Canandaigua, and Miss Lillian Brockelbank of New Haven, Conn.; one son Charles H. Brockelbank of Canandaigua; one brother, Horace Outhouse of the town of Canandaigua. Rev. C. M. Eddy officiated at the funeral services which were held on Tuesday afternoon.



From Ontario County Journal 25 August 1916

The death of
Mrs. Mary E. Brockelbank, wife of O. E. Brockelbank, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Garratt, Main street south, on Sunday evening. She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Albert Bennett, of Quincey, Mich., Mrs. D. H. Shaw of Utica and Mrs. Garratt; also two grandsons, Charles Garratt of Canandaigua and Dr. M. D. Shaw of St. Joseph, Mich. Rev. Ernest E. Morrill, assistant minister of the Congregational church, of which she was a a member, officiated at the funeral services on Wednesday afternoon. Interment was in Woodlawn cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 23 March 1906

Ray Brockelbank,
an industrious young farmer, residing northeast of the village, died on Saturday, following a two months illness from a complication of diseases, aged 31 years. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, and Rev. Ward Mosher officiated. Deceased is survived by his wife, two children, his father, Benjamin Brockelbank, and one brother, Floyd Brockelbank.



From Ontario County Journal 23 August 1912

The death of
Benjamin Brocklebank occurred at his home north of this village, on the Sand Hill road, on Sunday night, aged 77 years. He was widely known, having been for many years a prosperous farmer in this vicinity. His survivors are a son, Floyd B. Brocklebank, who resides on the East Bloomfield road; four grandchildren, two of which are children of L. Ray Brocklebank, who died a few years ago. Rev. W. E. Searles, of this village, officiated at the funeral services on Wednesday.



From Shortsville Enterprise 3 February 1911

The death of
Mrs. Eva Brocklebank, aged 78 years, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George M. Depew in Canandaigua at 6:15 Tuesday evening. Mrs. Brocklebank has resided in this village for the past nine years. She went to her daughter's about three weeks ago, and had been ill since her arrival. Death resulted from cerebral hemorrhage caused by apoplexy. She had resided nearly all her life in the town of Hopewell, but was born in Waukegan, Illinois. She was married 58 years ago to W. S. Brocklebank, who died ten years ago. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. L. Mather of this village, and Mrs. George M. Depew of Canandaigua. The funeral was held Thursday from the Depew residence in Canandaigua.



From Ontario County Journal 17 November 1905

Obediah E. Brocklebank
died at Willard State Hospital on Saturday at the age of 80 years. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. J. Scott Ebersole, his pastor, officiating. Up to the time his health gave away, Mr. Brocklebank's life had been an active one. He was a carpenter by trade, a man of exemplary character who lived a consistent and useful life. His wife and two daughters, Mrs. William Garratt and Mrs. Inez Shaw, survive. Mrs. Brocklebank is critically ill at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Garratt, on Main Street south.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 26 November 1929

Canandaigua, N. Y., Nov. 25 -
From St. Mary's Church tomorrow morning at 9:30 will be held the funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Feddish Brockmyre, 23, wife of Henry Brockmyre of 115 South Goodman Street, Rochester, and a former resident of this city. Mrs. Brockmyre died at Iola Sanitarium, Rochester, yesterday, following a long illness. She was a member of the 1925 graduating class from the Nurses Training School of Thompson Memorial Hospital, this city. Besides her husband, she leaves one son, Henry, Jr.; her mother, Mrs. Anna Feddish; four brothers, and three sisters, Dr. Feddish, John, Michael and Joseph Feddish, Mrs. Anna Swarz, Mrs. Feddish, all of Hazelton, Pa.; and Mrs. Veronica Pamico of New York City. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, this city.



From Ontario County Journal 18 February 1887

Miller's Corners, N. Y. -
Died, on Thursday, February 10, at the residence of her brother, Ed. Brown, near Miller's Corners, Emma Eliza Brockway, aged 64 years and 8 months. Her funeral was held at the M. E. church Saturday, February 12. Rev. A. F. Colburn of Honeoye Falls preached the sermon, and Christian Nan conducted the burial services. Thus, one by one, our neighbors are passing away. The funeral was well attended by relatives and friends.



From Geneva Daily Times 6 July 1918


Mrs. Anne Broderick , widow of the late John Broderick, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Timothy Mulcahy, this morning at 5 o'clock. She is survived by one son, Edward B. of Geneva; five daughters, Mrs. Richard Welsh, Miss Katherine Broderick, Mrs. Theodore King, Mrs. Joseph Lynch, Mrs. Timothy Mulcahy, all of Geneva; and one brother Patrick McGloon of Philadelphia. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 August 1902

John Broderick
died at his late residence in Lake street, at 9:20 o'clock last night, aged 45 years. He is survived by his widow and three brothers, Martin, William and Michael Broderick, all of Geneva.  The cause of death was paralysis with which he was stricken five weeks ago Saturday night last.  Mr. Broderick was born in Manchester, England.  He was the son of Michael Broderick, who moved from England to Geneva when the deceased was 3 years old, and died here in 1879. The deceased was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and of Geneva legion 13, National Protective Legion.  He was also an honorary member of the Nester hose company.  The funeral announcement will be made tomorrow.  The active bearers will probably be members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.  Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 6 October 1902

John Broderick
died at 3 o'clock Saturday morning, at his late residence, 26 William street, aged 64 years. The deceased was born in the County Galway, Ireland, and came from Ireland to this city forty-two years ago.  He is survived by a wife, five daughters, Mrs. Richard Welch, Miss Catherine Broderick, Mrs. Theodore Kxxx, Mrs. Joseph Lynch and Mr. T. Mulcahy, and one son, Edward Broderick, all of this city.  The funeral will take place at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday morning from St. Francis de Sales church.  Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 19 April 1909

John E. Broderick,
aged 41 years, died yesterday morning at 7 o'clock at a hospital in Chicago after a brief illness with pneumonia. Three weeks ago the deceased was called to this city by the death of his mother, and just two weeks ago today he returned to Chicago. Last Thursday he was taken to the hospital in a critical condition. On Saturday his relatives in this city were notified of his serious condition and Edward Higgins and Michael Broderick left that afternoon for Chicago, but the deceased passed away before their arrival in Chicago. He leaves four sisters in this city, Mrs. Edward Higgins, Mrs. Charles T. Bell, Mrs. F. J. Hutchins and Mrs. Frank Dwyer. The remains will be brought to this city this evening on the 7 o'clock New York Central train and taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Bell of No. 410 Main street. The funeral will take place Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from St. Stephen's church. Burial in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 12 October 1942

Mrs. Margaret Broderick
of 58 John street died Sunday evening in the Geneva General Hospital following a short illness. She is survived by two sons, Daniel of Clinton, New Jersey, and William of Geneva; and one sister, Miss Mary Doyle of Ireland. Funeral rites will be conducted Wednesday morning at 9:30 from the home and at 10 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 30 December 1892

Genevans have been startled by two very sudden deaths occurring in the village during the past week. The first was that of
Martin Broderick, an elderly man, (father of Miss Broderick, the milliner.) He fell dead on Exchange street, between the Castle creek culvert and Tillman st., last Saturday afternoon. The first to reach him after falling found him gasping in the last throes of death. His age was about 60 years. He has a nephew bearing the same name, and for a few hours, the rumor prevailed that it was Martin, the second, who had been called away thus suddenly.



From Geneva Daily Times 24 July 1916

Martin Broderick,
a well-known painter and decorator, died last evening at his home in Geneva street after a prolonged illness. Mr. Broderick at one time was a prominent minstrel man, having been connected with the I. W. Baird and Dupree & Benedict minstrels. He was a partner in the Garney and Broderick song and dance team. Mr. Broderick was 61 years old. He worked for 28 years for the Wilson paper store, and had worked for John O'Malley for four years. He was the vice-president of the local Painters' Union. Mr. Broderick leaves his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Frederick Shy of Syracuse, and Mrs. John Toole, of this city; a son Martin Broderick; and two brothers, William Broderick and Michael Broderick of this city. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 9:30 from the house and 9:45 at St. Francis de Sales church, and interment will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 20 March 1909

Mrs. Martin Broderick
of 281 Castle street died about 2 o'clock this afternoon. The deceased was about 75 years of age and was among the best known of the older residents of the city. The survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Edward Higgins, Mrs. Frank Dwyer, Mrs. Frank Hutchins and Mrs. Charles Bell, and one son, John Broderick of Chicago. Catherine Broderick - burial St. Patrick's Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 28 December 1908

Manchester, N. Y. - Michael Broderick,
a respected resident of the town of Farmington, died at his home Friday afternoon, aged 48 years. He had been an invalid for over two years, suffering with an affection of the heart. He is survived by three sisters and four brothers: Mrs. William Durkin of Walworth; Mrs. Charles Neuspalmer and Miss Mary Broderick of Farmington; James Broderick of Batavia; Patrick Broderick of Syracuse; and Thomas and John Broderick of Farmington.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 29 March 1929

William C. Broderick,
65, died today at the Geneva General Hospital following a short illness. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Margaret Broderick, and two sons, William Broderick and Daniel Broderick of Geneva. Funeral from the home at 9:30 o'clock Monday morning. Mr. Broderick was for years employed at the plant of the U. S. Radiator Corporation. A week ago he suffered a slight cut to his index finger. An infection developed which spread through his system and finally resulted in his death.



From Shortsville Enterprise 8 April 1915

The death of
Mrs. Alma Harrington Bronk, relict of Webster Bronk, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Cross, in South avenue, Manchester, about 5 o'clock on Thursday morning, April 1, following an illness of three weeks. Her age was 66 years. Mrs. Bronk was born in the township of Farmington on November 22, 1848, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Turner. Her entire life, with the exception of seven years spent in Schenectady, had been passed in the townships of Farmington and Manchester. She was united in marriage to Mr. Bronk during the year 1864. His death occurred while visiting in Florida last year. He was a veteran of the Civil war. The survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Cross, and one son, Daniel Bronk; her mother, Mrs. Sarah Harrington Turner, and three grandchildren, Mabel Pierce, John and Lyndon Cross, all of Manchester. The funeral obsequies were held from the Cross home on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. William W. Lane, pastor of the Manchester M. E. church. The burial was made in Brookside cemetery in this village.



From Ontario County Times 2 October 1889

Mrs. Cynthia Brewster Bronk,
widow of the late Abram Bronk of Manchester, died at her home in Shortsville, last Monday evening, after an illness of about two years. Her funeral services will be held at her late residence, Thursday, Oct. 3d, at 3:30 o'clock.



From Shortsville Enterprise 26 March 1914

The remains of
Daniel W. Bronk, a former resident of the township of Farmington, who died at St. Cloud, Fla., on March 17, were taken to Manchester and the funeral held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Cross, Jr., on Saturday. He had gone to Florida for the benefit of his health. Mr. Bronk was born in Duanesburg, this State, on May 19, 1841, a son of Cornell and Elizabeth Bronk. He located in Manchester when a youth and worked in the store of his uncle, the late A. Bronk. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted at Albany in Company D, 2nd Battalion, United States Infantry. His first engagement in battle was at Punkinvine Creek, 25 miles from Atlanta, Ga., on May 28, 1864. He was wounded in the arm at the time, an elbow joint having been torn away. His injuries necessitated his retirement from the service and he was honorably discharged upon leaving the hospital. After his recovery he took up the pursuit of agriculture and had since resided on his farm. The survivors are his wife, who was formerly Miss Alma Turner of Manchester, one son, Samuel Bronk, and one daughter, Mrs. Cross, Jr.,; also three grandchildren, all residing in Manchester.



From Ontario County Journal 27 March 1914

Farmington, N. Y. - 
The death of Webster Bronk, a former resident of this town, occurred at St. Cloud, Florida, last week Sunday evening, where he had been since last September on account of ill health. He was born in Waynesboro on May 19, 1841. He was a soldier in the Civil war, enlisting at Albany in Co. K, second battalion, United States infantry. He was wounded at Punkinville creek, a distance of 25 miles from Atlanta, Georgia, and when dismissed from the hospital was mustered out of service. When the war was over, he came to Manchester and worked as clerk for some time in a store owned by his uncle, Abram Bronk. Afterward he purchased a farm in this town near Manchester, where he had since resided. He was united in marriage to Miss Alma Turner of Manchester, who survives him; also one daughter, Mrs. Fred Cross; and one son, Samuel Bronk; two brothers, Abram and William Bronk; and two sisters, Elizabeth and Kate Bronk, all of Schenectady. Mr. Bronk was a member of Farmington Grange. The remains were brought to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Cross, where the funeral was held last Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. W. Lane, pastor of the Manchester Methodist Episcopal church. Interment was in Brookside Cemetery, Shortsville.



From Geneva Daily Times 6 May 1907


The remains of Eli A. Bronson, who died Friday night in Brooklyn, will be brought here this evening and will be taken to the family residence at No. 240 Washington street. The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the First Presbyterian church, with the pastor, Rev. W. W. Weller officiating. Bearers will be selected from among the elders of the First Presbyterian church and the business associates of the deceased. Burial will be made in the family plot in Washington street cemetery. Mr. Bronson was born in Middlebury, Conn., 1827, and came to Geneva as a child of about three years with his father, Philo Bronson. The trip was made by wagon to Albany and thence by packet boat. The father of the deceased purchased the farm now owned by S. H. Hammond. For a number of years the deceased was engaged in the drug business under the firm name of Simpson and Bronson. Owing to impaired health, he gave up the drug business and entered the nursery business, which he continued to follow until within ten years of his death. Outside of business, he was principally concerned with the various activities of the First Presbyterian church.



From Geneva Daily Times 31 May 1907


Word was received today of the sudden death last evening at 10:30 o'clock of Mrs. Eli A. Bronson, at the home of one of her daughters, who resides at No. 112 Montague street, Brooklyn. Death was due to a severe stroke of apoplexy. Just four weeks ago tonight her husband died. Mrs. Bronson is survived by two sons, Frederick S., of this city, and Rev. Charles E. Bronson of Philadelphia, and four daughters, Mrs. Frank Little of Brooklyn; Mrs. Charles Buckley, of Brooklyn, and Mrs. John L. Bennett, of Greenwich, Conn. The remains will be brought to this city. The funeral arrangements and announcements will be made later. Burial Washington Street Cemetery



From Geneva Gazette 7 March 1879

Mrs. Lovicey Cowles,
wife of Robert Bronson, died on the 1st inst.  She was one of the oldest residents of Geneva, having moved here in 1822, and was also one of the oldest members of the Baptist Church.  She was born in Litchfield, Conn. March 2, 1797, making her age just 82 years.  



From Geneva Gazette 28 December 1855

Obituary -
Again has this religious community been called to mourn the loss of one of its aged, and useful members, by the death of Deacon Philo Bronson.  He departed this life about three weeks since, aged 73 years.  While we mingle our sympathies with those of the surviving relatives, we would not forget to pray to the Father of mercies, that he will soon repair the breach that has thus been made in the church session, of which he was a member.  He was a native of New Haven county in the State of Conn., where he was educated, and formed a substantial, moral, and religious character, highly creditable to the land of his nativity, and which proved a blessing also to the church and religious society where he ended his days.

About 27 years ago he removed with his family to the immediate vicinity of Geneva, where he engaged in agricultural occupations, and as a husband, father, and counsellor, he discharged his relative duties with a patriarchal dignity, and an exemplary fidelity.



From Geneva Gazette 17 December 1880

Robert Bronson
died at his residence in this village on Sunday the 12th inst., in the 82d year of his age. Mr. Bronson was a native of Connecticut, but moved to (then) Western New York about the year 1820. Three years later -- in 1823 -- he came to Geneva, and has made it his residence ever since, covering a period of 57 years. A mason by trade, he assisted in building many of the brick structures which were put up in Geneva from 1823 to 1870. His wife died in March 1879, at about the same age. Four children were born to them, all girls, of whom three survive -- Mrs. Chas. H. Mead, Mrs. Wm. Barker of Milwaukee and one unmarried. Mr. Bronson was a faithful member of the Baptist church for more than fifty years, and was one of the number who organized the congregation in Geneva. His funeral took place last Tuesday, Rev. Dr. Moore of the Baptist Church officiating, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Brownlee of the M. E. Church. Thus another link has been severed which connects the present with the past in the personal history of our village. A few more years and the last will have been "gathered to their fathers." And none with a better record in the humble sphere in which he moved, of doing his whole duty to God and man, than the venerable subject of this notice.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 31 March 1890

Mrs. Caroline Brooks,
mother of Professor W. R. Brooks, of Geneva, died on Thursday evening, aged 80 years. Funeral services will be held today at the residence of Professor Brooks.



From Geneva Daily Times 24 June 1910

Charles N. Brooks,
aged 77 years, died at the home of his son, J. W. Brooks, on Grant avenue, at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. W. K. Towner will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood.



From Ontario County Journal 1 May 1874

Tired of Life - Suicide at East Victor -
Between the hours of two and three o'clock on Tuesday afternoon the quiet little village of East Victor was the scene of a sad and terrible act in life's drama.  A woman, aged nearly 68 years -- Mrs. Eunice Brooks -- a sister of the Hon. Lanson Dewey, who has made her home at his residence for many years past, ended her life in a violent manner, by committing suicide.  The only reason that can be assigned for the rash act is that it was committed while laboring under an aberration of the mind caused by an overdose of opium.  From early life she has been addicted to this habit, and at several times while under its influence has threatened to end her life.

For nearly a year her health had been declining, and for several days she had kept her room most of the time.  During all that long period, she received the best of care and attention.  On Tuesday afternoon, hardly half an hour before the dead body was brought back to the house, Mrs. Eugene Dewey visited her room with some refreshments, and found her undressed and lying down.  She must have arisen immediately after Mrs. Dewey left the apartment, and, from the fact that her dress was loosely fastened, hastily dressed, putting a handkerchief over her head and a breakfast shawl around the shoulders, and throwing on a shaw. descended the stairs and passed out of the house unnoticed by any of the family.

Leaving the house, the walk passes over a stream of water -- a feeder from Fish creek -- that runs through the yard, near to the house, into a wooden aqueduct about three feet wide, that carries the water over Mud creek into the raceway to Wilbur's mill pond.  Taking the walk she reached the bank of the stream, which is not more than two feet wide and one and a half feet deep, where she folded up the shawl and placed it on a stone and then threw herself into the water and was carried by the swift running current down the stream, through the aqueduct, into the race of the mill pond.  Floating by the shop of Mr. Vannest, which stands by the race, the body was seen by his son, Carl, who was working near a window.  Calling for help he ran out and was met by Mr. Calvin Finn.  By this time the body had passed under the road bridge.  Going down the bank they secured a hold, and drew it out of the water.

The body had floated nearly 30 rods and when taken from the water was yet warm.  When first seen, the face was downward and death probably resulted from suffocation.  Strange to say, not a bruise or stain was on the body to mark its rough and rapid progress through its shallow and narrow course.



From Victor Herald 3 January 1918

Mrs. Henrietta Brooks
died at her home in East Bloomfield, Saturday, January 5th, aged 48 years and four days, the cause of death being cancer. Mrs. Brooks had lived within a few miles of this village since her marriage and was known to many here. She is survived by her husband, Richard Brooks, and one daughter, Mrs. Charles VanAken.



From Ontario County Journal 1 May 1896

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -
Sunday morning occurred the death of Mrs. James Brooks of heart disease, being sick only three hours. Funeral was held Monday afternoon from the chapel of the Congregational church. The deceased leaves, besides her husband, 12 children, the youngest being only a few months old.



From Ontario County Journal 4 January 1918

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Richard Brooks occurred at her home on Dec. 29, after a long, painful illness, borne with much patience, aged 48 years. She is survived by her husband, and one daughter, Mrs. Charles VanAuken. Funeral services were held from the home on Monday, Rev. D. J. Torrens officiating. Interment was in the village cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 February 1904

The New York Central train known as the Batavia local, in charge of Charles H. Belding of this city, as conductor, and due here at 7:05 p.m., struck a sleigh last night at the second crossing west of the Clifton Springs station and instantly killed the occupants,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Broomfield, tenants on the Frank Lapham farm three miles from Clifton Springs, who were on their way home from the village at the time. The engine struck the cutter squarely and hurled the occupants into the air, the man coming down head first and striking on a railroad tie, crushing in his head. The woman was also so severely injured that she died in a few moments. The train was slowing up for the stop at the station at the time, and the engineer says that when he first noticed the rig, the horse seemed to be running as if beyond control of the driver. The train was half an hour late and the flagman at the crossing had just gone home, leaving the crossing unprotected at this time. Conductor Belding, as soon as the train was brought to a stop, rushed back to the crossing and was the first to reach the unfortunate people. He saw at a glance that the man was dead. He then turned his attention to the woman who was breathing a little, but she died before she could be removed to the hotel a block away. Both bodies were taken to the hotel and Coroner Eiseline notified. He will make a thorough investigation. Mr. Broomfield was a well-known farmer about thirty-five years old. His wife was thirty-three years old. Four children are left orphans by the accident, the oldest ten years of age, the youngest two months old. Several Geneva people were on the train that killed the unfortunate couple. 



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 6 March 1929

Shortsville, N. Y., March 5 - Henry Broomfield,
of this village, died at Clifton Springs Sanitarium last evening after an illness of several weeks. He was born in the town of Farmington on July 12, 1866, the son of Francis and Mary Thorne Broomfield. He was married on March 1, 1891, to Mary Petty and had resided in this vicinity during his lifetime. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Mary Petty Broomfield; three sons, Roy C. Broomfield of Rochester, Rausin P. Broomfield and Henry F. Broomfield of Shortsville; one daughter, Mrs. Clinton Ardell of Canandaigua; one sister, Mrs. William Maitland of Honeoye Falls; three brothers, E. John Broomfield of Canandaigua and Charles Broomfield and Frank Broomfield of Shortsville. Funeral from the home at 2:30 o'clock Thursday.



From Geneva Daily Times 22 January 1908

Manchester, N. Y. - Cornelius Brophy,
a respected citizen of the town of Farmington, died at his home in that place Monday night, aged about 66 years. He is survived by his wife and eight children, two daughters, Miss Anna Brophy of Rochester and Miss Margaret Brophy of Farmington; six sons, Thomas of Pittsburg, Pa.; Edward of Buffalo, Ernest of Rochester, Neal and John of Manchester, and Leo Brophy of Farmington.



From Shortsville Enterprise 20 December 1928

Mrs. Ellen Brophy,
widow of Cornelius Brophy, died at her home in the township of Farmington, last Thursday evening, following an extended illness. Mrs. Brophy was a native of County Waterford, Ireland, but had lived in this country for many years. She was a faithful member of St. Dominic's Catholic church of Shortsville, having been a communicant there for over 50 years. The survivors are two daughters, Miss Anna and Margaret Brophy of Farmington; and five sons, Edward and Leo Brophy, also of Farmington, Thomas Brophy of Shortsville, and John Brophy of Manchester; also twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held from her late residence in Farmington at 9 o'clock and from St. Dominic's Catholic church in Shortsville at 9:30 o'clock on Monday morning. Mass was celebrate by the Rev. J. P. Brophy, of Rochester, a cousin of the deceased, assisted by the Rev. J. E. Napier, pastor of St. Dominic's church, as deacon; Rev. John J. Ganey of Newark, subdeacon. In the sanctuary were Rev. Frank Mason and Rev. Leo V. Smith of Rochester, Rev. Dennis Lane of Industry and Rev. Robert A. Kelcher of Hornell. The remains were laid at rest in St. Rose cemetery, Shortsville, and the blessing at the grave was done by Rev. J. E. Napier, assisted by the visiting priests.



From Shortsville Enterprise 25 December 1913

Mrs. John Flynn and Thomas F. Brophy, of this place, have been saddened by news of the death of their brother,
John Brophy, a well-known and esteemed resident of Phelps. His demise occurred at his home in that place on Friday night last at 10 o'clock, occasioned by failing health induced by a stroke of paralysis. He was aged 76 years. He was born in Ireland but located in this country at an early age. He had been employed by the New York Central railroad for 35 years. James C. Brophy of Rochester, a former Shortsville resident and postmaster, is also a brother of the deceased. The funeral was held from St. Francis church in Phelps on Monday morning at 10 o'clock and burial followed in the Phelps cemetery.



From Phelps Citizen 10 February 1910

The death of
Mrs. John Brophy, a well-known and highly respected resident of this town, occurred at her home last evening, after a brief illness. Mrs. Brophy was born at Rochester 64 years ago and for the past 32 years has been a resident of Phelps. Those left to mourn her loss are her husband; four sons, Rev. John P. Brophy, pastor of St. Monica's church, Rochester, William H. of Dunkirk and James and Thomas of Phelps; three daughters, Mrs. E. F. Needham, Mrs. F. F. Broshard and Miss Kathleen Brophy, all of Phelps; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Shaw of Cleveland; and one brother, Henry Haley of Buffalo. The funeral will be held from St. Francis Church next Saturday morning at half-past ten o'clock.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 16 May 1906

Shortsville, N. Y. -  Mrs. Margaret Brophy,
widow of the late Patrick Brophy, died at the home of her son, Thomas Brophy, of Main street, at one o'clock on Sunday afternoon, at the age of eighty-three years. She was born in Ballibrophy, Queens, Ireland, and when nineteen years of age was married to Patrick Brophy, whom she survived by fifteen years. Mr. Brophy first came to this country 56 years ago, and his wife, with two young sons, came one year later. For six years they made their home in New York city, then came to Rochester, where they lived one year and finally moved to Manchester. For the past forty-seven years, Mrs. Brophy has lived in this vicinity, where she has a large circle of friends. She was the mother of eleven children, five of whom survive her, John Brophy of Phelps; James O. Brophy of Rochester; Thomas F. Brophy of Shortsville; Mrs. John Flynn of Shortsville; Mrs. James F. Barry of Penn Yan. Mrs. Brophy was a devoted member of St. Dominic's church. She is also survived by twenty-two grandchildren, among whom are William Flynn, Mrs. John Maley, Howard Flynn and Miss Mary Flynn of this village; and Rev. Father John P. Brophy of St. Monica's church, Rochester.



From Ontario County Journal 5 December 1890

Shortsville, N. Y. - Mr. Patrick Brophy
died at his residence on Main street in this village Monday morning at eleven o'clock, of bronchial consumption. His age was 74 years. The funeral was observed from the house Thursday at 9 o'clock a.m. Mr. Brophy was an old and respected citizen of this place.



From Geneva Daily Times 30 December 1943

Mrs. Emogene Broshard,
aged 89, widow of John Broshard and former resident of Geneva, died in Rochester yesterday morning. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Thomas Ellinger of Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at the Kennedy Funeral Home on East Main Street, Rochester, at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Burial will take place in Glenwood Cemetery, this city.



From Geneva Daily Times 12 December 1903

The cremated remains of
Fred Broshard, Sr., who died in California about six months ago were brought here this week and interred in the Phelps cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 February 1905

John Broshard,
who had his left arm crushed in a barley conveyor at the Nester malt house shortly before 11 o'clock Tuesday morning, died of his injuries at the city hospital at 7 o'clock this morning. He was removed to the hospital from his home, No. 485 Exchange street, Wednesday noon, and everything the skill of the physicians could do to save his life was done. It is thought that besides the injuries to his arm, he was injured internally. Broshard was forty-nine years of age and had been in the employ of S. K. Nester for twenty years. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Miss Ruby Broshard and by one brother, Valentine Broshard of Phelps. Definite arrangements for the funeral have not been made, but it is expected that it will be held at Trinity church at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon. Burial will be in Glenwood.



From Ontario County Chronicle 28 January 1903

The death of
Mrs. Margaret Broshard occurred at her home in Phelps Thursday night. She had been ill several months with ailments due to advanced age. Mrs. Broshard was 75 years of age and is survived by three sons and two grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday morning.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 April 1902

Mrs. O. F. Broshard
died at the family residence, 39 Wadsworth street, at 10 o'clock this forenoon, aged 43 years.  Mrs. Broshard had been confined to her bed for 13 weeks.  She had resided in Geneva 12 years.  The deceased was a communicant of St. Francis de Sales church.  She was a member of the Degree of Honor, A. O. U. W.  Besides a husband, she is survived by one son, Frederick Broshard of this city, by her mother, Mrs. Patrick Tobin, of Corning; by three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Patterson, Miss Margaret Tobin and Miss Nellie Tobin of Corning; and by one brother, John Tobin, of Cleveland, Ohio.  The funeral will take place from St. Francis de Sales church at 10 o'clock Monday forenoon.  Interment will be at Phelps.



From Geneva Daily Times 10 May 1902

Philip Broshard
died at the family residence in Phelps this morning, aged 75 years.  The deceased is survived by a wife and three sons, Frederick Broshard of California, and John and Oliver Broshard of Geneva, besides two grandchildren, Fred and Ruby Broshard.  Interment will be at Phelps.



From Phelps Citizen 4 June 1934

Funeral services for
V. O. Broshard, who died Thursday afternoon, were held last Saturday at St. Francis Catholic church. Interment was made in the family lot in Rest Haven cemetery. Mr. Broshard, an employee of the G. L. F. Mills Inc., was stricken with a heart attack while at work in the Main street plant and died shortly after. Survivors are one son, Fred F. Broshard, with whom he lived, and four grandchildren, John, Margaret, Jean and Alice Broshard, all of Phelps.



From Geneva Gazette 6 November 1896

Obituary -
The death of Miss Belinda Brother occurred at the residence of her niece, Mrs. E. H. Hurd, Sunday last, at the advanced age of 90 years.  The earlier part of her life was spent on the farm of her brother (Hon. Chas. S. Brother) in Seneca. In announcing her death at St. Peter's Church last Sunday, Dr. Rankine stated that she was the oldest communicant of that church.  Until prevented from so doing by the infirmities of advanced age, she was most regular and faithful in her attendance upon church services.  Her funeral took place last Wednesday afternoon with the usual service at St. Peter's Church, Dr. Rankine officiating.  The two Wardens and four vestrymen served as bearers, and six colored men as pall bearers.  Among mourning relatives present was the Rev. A. C. Mann of Orange, N. J. 

Since the above was written the following has been communicated for the Gazette:


She was the last survivor of the family of her father, Valentine Brother, who settled in the town of Seneca early in the century and died there in 1820.  He left behind him a wife and seven children, of whom the last has now passed away.  One brother lived to his 86th year, and a sister to her 82d birthday.  The deceased has lived all her long life in the town where she was born. Miss Brother was one of thirteen girls attending Wm. Plum's school chosen to represent the thirteen original States on the occasion of Gen. Lafayette's visit to Geneva to strew flowers in his pathway when he alighted from his carriage.  She saw Geneva grow up from the mere hamlet it was in her childhood to its present city-like dimensions.  Upon the organization of St. Peter's parish she was among the first to connect herself with it, and was its oldest communicant at the time of her death.

Among associations dear to the Christian heart she passed away on the morning of All Saints Day, falling this year on the Resurrection Day of the week, "in the communion of the Catholic Church; in the confidence of a certain faith; in the comfort of a reasonable, religious and holy hope; and in perfect charity with the world." Burial Glenwood Cemetery



From Geneva Courier 1 March 1848


Died,
in Seneca, on Sunday the 27th ult. after a long and severe illness, MRS. MARGARET BROTHER, widow of the late Valentine Brother, in the 72d year of her age. It is not often that Death finds his victim so well prepared to receive him or leaves behind, in the minds of a surviving family and friends, a sense of more painful bereavement. It is now more than forty years since Mrs. Brother and her husband emigrated from the State of Maryland to the then uncultivated wilds of Western New York, following in their journey, much of the way, the devious track of the Indian's war-path.  Among her neighbors she was early distinguished by the frequent performance of those kind offices which, while they illustrate the qualities of a good heart, so powerfully endear to each other, the settlers of new countries.  And though she has lived to see "the wilderness" literally "bud and blossom" around her, and plenty take the place of want, she has ever found means to keep alive those generous sympathies. During all her painful and protracted sufferings, she evinced the fortitude of a Christian -- no one ever heard her utter a word of complaint or detected a look of impatience.  No monument is needed to perpetuate the name of such a woman.  It is embalmed in the hallowed memory, and grateful influences of her virtues.



From Victor Herald 25 May 1895

Mrs. Catherine Brotherton,
wife of Nathan Brotherton, died Wednesday night. Mrs. Brotherton's maiden name was Faulkner, she came to Miller Corners from Ogdensburg over thirty years ago; she was employed as a servant in some of the best-known families in that vicinity. She was married to Nathan Brotherton about twenty years ago. She was a hard-working faithful servant; during the past few years she has been badly crippled with the infirmities of age. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon, the services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Hudnut.



From Watkins Express 28 December 1871

Mrs. Sarah Brotherton,
of the town of Phelps, Ontario Co., died on Sunday, the 8th inst., in her 92nd year, She was the mother of 14 children. Only two survive her.



From Shortsville Enterprise 30 December 1915

The death of
Mrs. Anna Maria Brott, relict of Jeremiah Brott, occurred at the home of her son, Theron Brott, in East Main street, at 4 o'clock on Christmas morning. Her age was 74 years. Mrs. Brott was born in Phelps on March 29, 1840, and was a daughter of the late Peter and Elinor Hatmaker. She was the oldest of a family of six children. She was united in marriage to Mr. Brott at Durinville, this State, on March 24, 1861. Mr. Brott died in this village several months ago. She had made her home in Shortsville for about three and a half years, but for over forty years had been a resident of this county. She was a faithful member of the Baptist church at Phelps. The survivors are two sons, Theron Brott of Shortsville, and Edward Brott of Phelps; four daughters, Mrs. Almina Harrison of Pittsburg, Pa.; Mrs. Alida Rawlinson of Phelps; Mrs. Mary Stuck of Elmira, and Mrs. Hayes of Geneva; three brothers, W. H. Hatmaker of Rochester; David Hatmaker of Clifton Springs, and Aaron Hatmaker of Brunson, Mich.; also a sister, Mrs. Sylvia E. Senno, of Brunson, Mich. The funeral services were held from the Brott home on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. D. H. MacKenzie, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. The interment followed in the cemetery at Phelps.



From Shortsville Enterprise 27 August 1914

The death of
Jeremiah Brott, a veteran of the Civil War, occurred at his home on East Main street, on Tuesday morning at 6 o'clock, following a week's illness from dysentery. His age was nearly 76 years. Jeremiah Brott was born in Schoharie county, this State, on Sept. 3, 1838. He enlisted in the 2nd New York Heavy Artillery in 1861 and served until 1863, losing a leg at the battle of Cold Harbor on June 2, 1863. He came to make his home in the Parlor Village about three years ago, and during his residence here had formed a circle of fast friends. The deceased is survived by his wife, who was formerly Miss Anna M. Hatmaker of Phelps; six children, Mrs. Elmina Harrison of Pittsburg, Pa.; Edward Brott of Phelps; Mrs. Lida Rawlinson of Philadelphia, Pa.; Mrs. Nellie Stuck of Elmira; Mrs. Mary Hayes of Geneva, and Theron Brott, of Shortsville; also ten grandchildren. The funeral services will be held from the Shortsville M. E. Church this Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Albert A. Hauck. The interment will follow in Phelps.



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