"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.
From Geneva Daily Times 31 October 1902
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
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
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
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
Falls preached the sermon, and Christian Nan conducted the burial
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
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
From Geneva Daily Times 24 July 1916
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
occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Cross, in South avenue,
about 5 o'clock on Thursday morning, April 1, following an illness of
weeks. Her age was 66 years. Mrs. Bronk was born in the township of
on November 22, 1848, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Turner. Her
life, with the exception of seven years spent in Schenectady, had been
in the townships of Farmington and Manchester. She was united in
to Mr. Bronk during the year 1864. His death occurred while visiting in
last year. He was a veteran of the Civil war. The survivors are one
Mrs. Cross, and one son, Daniel Bronk; her mother, Mrs. Sarah
Turner, and three grandchildren, Mabel Pierce, John and Lyndon Cross,
of Manchester. The funeral obsequies were held from the Cross home on
afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. William W. Lane, pastor
the Manchester M. E. church. The burial was made in Brookside cemetery
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
the First Presbyterian church and the business associates of the
Burial will be made in the family plot in Washington street cemetery.
Bronson was born in Middlebury, Conn., 1827, and came to Geneva as a
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
purchased the farm now owned by S. H. Hammond. For a number of years
deceased was engaged in the drug business under the firm name of
and Bronson. Owing to impaired health, he gave up the drug business and
entered the nursery business, which he continued to follow until within
years of his death. Outside of business, he was principally concerned
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
Mrs. Eli A. Bronson, at the home of one of her
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.
is survived by two sons, Frederick S., of this city, and Rev. Charles
Bronson of Philadelphia, and four daughters, Mrs. Frank Little of
Mrs. Charles Buckley, of Brooklyn, and Mrs. John L. Bennett, of
Conn. The remains will be brought to this city. The funeral
and announcements will be made later. Burial Washington Street
From Geneva Gazette 7 March 1879
Mrs. Lovicey Cowles,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
so severely injured that she died in a few moments. The train was
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
control of the driver. The train was half an hour late and the flagman
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
by his wife, a daughter, Miss Ruby Broshard and by one brother,
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
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
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
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
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."
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
Corners from Ogdensburg over thirty years ago; she was employed as a
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
servant; during the past few years she has been badly crippled with the
infirmities of age. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon, the
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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