"Br" through "Bri" OBITUARIES
From Geneva Daily Times 28 December 1906
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Yesterday at Memorial Hospital, Leon
Brace, of Victor, who was operated on Wednesday for appendicitis,
died, aged 28 years. His case was a very serious one, and was delayed
so long that he was past aid. He leaves his father and mother, Mr. and
Mrs. Romaine Brace; a sister, Mrs. Charles Longyear; a brother, Romaine
Brace, Jr., and his wife.
From Ontario Repository and Messenger 9 September 1874
Died at Canandaigua, Saturday, September 5th, 1874, Mary
Boughton Brace, relict of John Brace, in the 86th year of her age.
In the above notice we find another of the original settlers of Ontario
County has been gathered to her fathers. Mrs. Brace came into Western
New York a child of three years old in 1791, when the village of
Canandaigua contained but three houses, and when the wilderness of the
Genesee country extended throughout what is now known as Western New
York. Her father, Jared Boughton, in connection with the father of her
husband, Joseph Brace, purchased a large tract of land comprising what
now constitutes the flourishing and wealthy town of Victor. She and her
husband resided from infancy in this county, having been residents
therein for more than eighty-one years. She has left several children
surviving her, among whom is Justice H. B. Brace of this village.
From Ontario County Journal 10 March 1882
Victor, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Thomas Brace occurred
at the home of her son, Romain, last Tuesday morning. Her illness was
long and severe.
From Ontario County Times 3 July 1889
Victor, N. Y. - Mr. Thomas B. Brace, who has been ill for
several months, died last Wednesday at 8:30. Funeral held at the house
Friday at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. F. Leland officiated. Mr. Brace was 77
years old and born in this community. For the last 29 years he had been
engaged in selling farming implements. Many relatives and friends mourn
From Ontario County Times 17 May 1865
In Farmington, on the 2d of the 5th month, Thomas U. Bradbury,
in his fifty-sixth year. We can hardly realize that Thomas U. Bradbury
is no more, yet when we visit his late home, where he was wont to
such heartfelt and bountiful hospitality, we are sadly reminded that
indeed he is gone. He had rare and excellent business qualifications.
He seemed to comprehend by intuition the business transactions of life,
and with a versatility of talent which few men possess, could
successfully carry on at
the same time varied and extensive pursuits. It was in the social
relations of life that we knew him best. With remarkable conversational
powers and a
fund of humor, hopeful and looking upon the bright side of life, he
rendered himself endeared to his friends, and the better they knew him
the more they loved him. He was the kind patron and advisor of young
men struggling with adversity, always ready to lend them a helping
hand, and by this class many a tear will be shed as they remember his
many acts of kindness and his earnest solicitude for their prosperity
and success. A kind husband and generous friend, peacefully and
quietly, like one falling asleep, had passed to his
From Ontario County Journal 1 December 1911
The death of Isaac Bradfield occurred at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Myron Cloyes, Pleasant street, on Sunday, aged 81 years.
Deceased was for many years an employee of the Northern Central Railway
company. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Cloyes of Canandaigua,
and Mrs. Ida Bates of Rochester; and one son, Joseph Bradfield of
Canandaigua. Rev. Livingston L. Taylor officiated at the funeral
services on Tuesday afternoon. Interment was in West avenue cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 21 April 1911
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Ann Bradley was
held from her late home on Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. G. S.
Spencer. Burial was in the village cemetery. Mrs. Bradley was a
lifelong residence of the town, where she was born 84 years ago. She
was the widow of William Bradley, whose death occurred in 1855. She
possessed all the qualities that mark the true Christian woman. She is
survived by two grandchildren, Mrs. Howard Quinter of Shortsville, and
W. P. Bradley of Pittsburgh, Pa.; also a niece, Mrs. O. F. Wheeler of
From Geneva Daily Times 20 December 1900
Bernard Bradley died at the family resident, 69 Herbert street, at
2 o'clock this morning, aged 36 years. He had been ill only three
weeks. The cause of death was acute nephritis. The deceased had lived
in Geneva 20 years, and for 18 years had been a a faithful employee on
the Central Hudson railroad. He was a member of St. Francis de Sales
church and of the Holy Name society of that church. Besides a wife, he
is survived by three children, James, Mary A. and Martha J. Bradley;
one brother, John Bradley of Kalamazoo, Mich.; and two sisters, Mrs. F.
D. Webster of Elmira, and Mrs. P. Clemens of this city. The funeral
will take place from St. Francis de Sales church at 9 o'clock Saturday
morning. Interment will be made in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 22 January 1879
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Died on Saturday night last, Mrs.
relict of the late Bani Bradley, in the 83rd
year of her age. She was an old resident, her late husband being one of
the earliest settlers of the town.
From Ontario County Journal 11 November 1898
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth Peck Bradley, widow
of Charles W. Bradley, died on Sunday morning from typhoid fever, at
the residence of her cousin, L. H. Brunson. Mrs. Bradley is the third
member of the family who has died from that disease within about two
months, her husband having succumbed to it on Sept. 2, and her older
daughter, Clara, on Sept. 17. Four weeks ago Mrs. Bradley came from
LeRoy to East Bloomfield, hoping a change and rest would be of benefit
to her, but on the second day after her arrival she was compelled to
give up, and became a victim of the dread malady. Mrs. Bradley was born
in this town on Apr. 5, 1851, and was the second daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Parmeno Peck. She is survived by two sons, William Peck and
Charles Louis Bradley; and one daughter, Eila Gauss Bradley; and one
sister, Mrs. E. A. Wright of Canandaigua. The funeral services were
held from the family's old home on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock,
Rev. B. S. Hitchcock officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 1 March 1901
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - On Saturday occurred the death of Harley T. Bradley, at
his home two miles south of the village, aged 44 years. The deceased
had been a great sufferer for many weeks. He was born in this town and
the greater part of his life was spent here. He resided in Rochester
and vicinity for a number of years, returning to this place about a
year ago. He is survived by his wife, three small children, and one
brother, William of Rochester. The funeral services were held from the
home on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. H. B. Mason officiated.
From Ontario County Journal 15 March 1889
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Jessie R. Bradley died
at her home, No. 11 Pinnacle avenue, Rochester, Monday, March 11th,
aged 33 years. Deceased was the wife of Will M. Bradley and a former
resident of this place. A husband and two sons survive her. The remains
were brought here Wednesday and funeral services were held at the
of Chas. Bradley at 11 a.m. There was a large attendance of relatives
and friends. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in
this sad bereavement.
From Ontario County Times 20 September 1876
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. L. G. Bradley died very suddenly of
apoplexy of the heart, at 1 o'clock last Wednesday morning. She had
been to Canandaigua Tuesday afternoon, and was, to all appearances, as
well as usual, and was engaged late at night getting ready for the
Sunday school picnic. She was a very energetic, industrious woman,
always ready to take hold and carry out every good work, an earnest
Christian, a devoted wife and mother, and a kind neighbor. She will be
missed by many friends in this place. The remains were taken to
Dansville for interment.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 January 1932
Mrs. Mary Bradley died last evening at the home of her son, James
D. Bradley, Goodelle Terrace, after a long illness. She leaves two
daughters, Miss Mary A. Bradley and Mrs. A. F. McDonald; one son, James
D. Bradley, all of Geneva; one sister,
Jane Clements of Ireland; and two brothers, Daniel and Patrick
Clements, both of Geneva; also three grandchildren; and and several
nieces and nephews.
From Ontario County Times 2 September 1885
East Bloomfield Station, N. Y. - Mr. O. L. Bradley, for a long
time troubled with rheumatic lameness, but otherwise in good health,
partook of dinner with his usual appetite on Thursday last, and then
lying down, was found dead about three o'clock.
From Ontario County Journal 29 April 1898
Shortsville, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. W. Clark Bradley occurred
morning, after a long and painful illness. Mrs. Bradley
possessed a Christian character and was dearly beloved by all who knew
her. She leaves a husband, two daughters and one son, all of this
place. Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock,
Rev. J. C. Glover officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 19 February 1909
William Bradt, who suffered a severe scalp wound by falling from
his wagon while driving to his home at Cheshire on Feb. 11, died at the
Memorial hospital on Tuesday night. He did not rally from the shock of
the injury. He was 62 years of age and had resided at Cheshire for many
years. His birthplace was Clifton Springs. He was a farmer by
occupation and owned 200 acres of land. He is survived by his wife, who
was formerly Miss Mary Barnes; two brothers and one sister. The funeral
was held from Academy church yesterday afternoon, Rev. J. S. Ebersole
From Ontario County Journal 23 July 1909
Andrew E. Brady, for 33 years a resident of this village, died at
his home on Chapel street on Wednesday morning, after a lingering
illness. Mr. Brady was 60 years of age and was born in the city of
Rochester. Previous to his last illness, he had been for 20 years an
employee of the New York Central railroad, and when no longer fit for
active service on the line, was made flagman and served at the West
Gibson street crossing for some time. He is survived by his wife, Ellen
Brady, and four sons, Capt. J. F. Brady, U. S. A., of San Francisco,
Cal.; Dr. William Brady of Elmira; Andrew, Jr., and Walter S. Brady of
Canandaigua. The funeral services will be held this morning at 9
o'clock with burial at Calvary cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 28 March 1862
Frozen to Death - The body of Charles Brady, an aged
Irishman, was found dead in a piece of woods near the village yesterday
morning. He had been
engaged in chopping during the day, and it is supposed imbibed too
freely of spirits, under the influence of which he
lay down and went to sleep -- proving to him an everlasting sleep.
He leaves a family. An inquest is to be
held today by Coroner Young.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 10 March 1891
Charles Brady died at his home in South Bristol Sunday morning,
March 1st, of heart disease. He was born in Rochester in 1828 and
resided in this city and its vicinity most of his life. He left a wife
and two sons, Charles Brady of Canandaigua and
James Brady of Kansas; and one daughter, Mrs. W. Hecorn of Bristol
Springs. His funeral took place last Wednesday morning from the
Catholic church at Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Journal 15 August 1902
Mrs. Elizabeth Brady died at her home on Ontario street at 10
o'clock on Saturday night, aged 68 years. Deceased had been in ill
health for some time. She is survived by her husband, Patrick Brady,
and six children, John, of Watkins; Annie, Mary and James of
Canandaigua; Katherine of Rochester, and George Brady of St. Paul. The
funeral services were held at St. Mary's church at 9 o'clock on Tuesday
From Geneva Daily Times 12 January 1904
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. James Brady died this morning, at
the family residence, corner of Crane and Stephens streets. The funeral
services will be held in St. Felix church, Wednesday morning conducted
by Father F. J. O'Hanlon. Burial in the Catholic cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 2 March 1894
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Lucy Brady, widow of the late Chas.
Brady, whose recovery was despaired of long since, passed quietly away
of Sunday morning, February 25, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. W.
Holcomb. Mrs. Brady had been a most patient sufferer from cancer, and
despite any care that could be bestowed upon her, life must have been a
burden and death a welcome relief. She leaves two sons and a daughter
to mourn her loss.
From Ontario County Journal 14 November 1890
Bristol Center, N. Y. - Richard M. Brady died suddenly
Wednesday morning, Oct. 29, after an illness of only one day. He worked
as usual all day Monday about the house which he had lately purchased
and extensively repaired. Dick had worked very hard, and with cold upon
cold, was in a
good condition for the disease - cerebro-spinal congestion - to take a
firm hold. He leaves a widow and two small children to mourn their loss.
From Ontario County Journal 9 October 1885
Chapinville, N. Y. - Our citizens were pained to hear last Friday
morning that Mr. Edward Branch, living about two miles east of
here, had committed suicide by hanging himself with a strap in his
barn. "Ned" was a hard-working, steady man, and leaves a large circle
of friends to mourn his sudden death. He was buried at Canandaigua
From Naples Record 12 November 1941
Claude L. Brand, 51, died on Wednesday morning, November 12,
home in Academy, after a long illness. Very well-known, Claude Brand
will be missed by his many friends. He drove the rural school bus to
Canandaigua. For many years, he had conducted a general store near
Academy. Mr. Brand is survived by his wife, Alma Trickey Brand; a
daughter, Mrs. Frederick H. Eckert of Naples; two sons, Elmer L. and
Murray C. Brand of Canandaigua; his mother, Mrs. Elmer Brand of South
Bristol; four brothers, Murray, Bert, Gordon and Morris Brand, all of
South Bristol; and two sisters, Miss Beulah Brand of South Bristol, and
Mrs. James Smith, of Arlington, Virginia. Services will be held from
the home on Friday at two o'clock, the Rev. Stephen S. Pratt, of the
Canandaigua Methodist church, officiating. Interment will be made in
From Ontario County Journal 5 July 1901
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Philip Brand, who for several years was a
resident of this town, was buried at Academy on Tuesday. Mr. Brand
lived to the advanced age of 83 years and was always known as a kind
husband and father. He was very industrious and noted for his fund of
good humor. A daughter and four sons survive him.
From Ontario County Journal 27 January 1888
Cheshire, N. Y. - Charles Brandow, the young man whom we
mentioned in our items last week as accidentally shot, died Jan. 19.
Funeral services were held at the Academy church last Sunday, Rev. Mr.
Byram conducting the services. He leaves a wife and two small children
to mourn his loss and they have the sympathy of the entire community
in their bereavement.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 9 December 1938
Geneva, N. Y. - Funeral services for Hiram G. Brandow, 93, a
veteran of the Civil War, who died Wednesday in his home, 412 Exchange
street, will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at 405 South Main St. With the
death of the former artilleryman, only one more Civil War veteran
survives in Geneva, William Preston. Mr. Brandow was born in the Town
of Canandaigua. He enlisted at Albany in Company H, Fourth New York
Heavy Artillery and took part in many of the famous battles of the war.
He was wounded in action and was discharged in September, 1865. For
years after the war, Brandow lived in the vicinity of Geneva, engaged
in service on the old Seneca-Cayuga canal. For the past three years he
had been unable to participate in events which have been held for the
veterans. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Elmer Brown, Gorham; and a
son, Frank Brandow, Geneva; also six grandchildren. The Rev. I. A.
McGrew will officiate at the services which are in charge of Winnek
Post, American Legion.
From Ontario County Journal 11 September 1914
The death of Patrick Brady, aged 75 years, occurred at the
County Home in Hopewell on Sunday night. He leaves two sons and two
daughters, James, Kittie and Anna Brady of Rochester, and George Brady
of Watkins. Funeral services were held in St. Mary's Church on
Wednesday morning. Interment was in Calvary cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 23 April 1926
Canandaigua, N. Y., April 22 - Robert Brandow, 59, of Pleasant
street, died at the Thompson Memorial Hospital early this morning after
an illness of about five weeks. He was born at Academy and had always
resided in this county. He leaves his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Ruth B.
Crooks, of this city; three sisters, Mrs. Effie Becker of Grand Rapids,
Mich.; Mrs. Addie Middlebrook of Shortsville, and Mrs. Ethel Bloodgood
of Twin Oaks, S. D.; and a brother, Adrian C. Brandow, of this city;
besides five grandchildren. Funeral at the Wesleyan Methodist church at
2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Rev. Clara McLeister officiating. Burial
From Ontario County Journal 5 July 1901
Bristol Center, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Robert Brandow, who
died on Saturday evening, aged 28 years, was held at her late home on
Tuesday afternoon. A husband and two little daughters survive her.
From Ontario County Times 25 December 1889
Academy, N. Y. - It is our sad duty this week to chronicle the death of Wm. Brandow. He
died Thursday, the 19th instant. The funeral was held at his late
residence on Friday, December 20, at two o'clock p.m. Rev. Mr. Wheelock
of Bristol Center conducted the services, preaching from the text, "If
a man die shall he live again." His loss will be deeply felt,
especially by his large circle of relatives and friends elsewhere, and
the sorrowing family have the sympathy of all.
From Naples Record 22 February 1928
Last Friday afternoon, February 17, occurred the death of John Braun, Sr., aged
79 years, at his home on Clark Street in this town, following an
extended illness. Mr. Braun was the son of Frederick and Elizabeth
Oetlegnen Braun and was born in Tannenkirche, Baden, Germany, on
January 19th, 1849. During the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, he served
as one of the picked soldiers of the Prussian army, winning a number of
honors, which were always among his choice possessions. About 54 years
ago Mr. Braun came to America, and a year later his bride-to-be, Miss Frederica Miller, also
of Germany, arrived in this country; they were married in Dansville, N.
Y., on December 24th, 1874, and a few years later moved to Naples,
where they had since resided and where he was a successful fruit
grower. Besides his wife, Mr. Braun is survived by one son, John Braun,
Jr., of Naples; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Meyer of this village, and
Mrs. Rose Latting of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and by six grandchildren,
Howard Latting of Colorado Springs, Colo., William Braun of Columbus,
Ga., and Albert, Carl and Misses Flora and Frieda Braun of Naples.
Funeral services were held from trim the home on Sunday afternoon, Rev.
William Partington, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating, with
interment in Rose Rose Ridge cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 3 May 1895
Honeoye, N. Y. - Aaron Bray, a lifelong resident of this town, was
buried on Monday morning. He died on Sunday, April 28, aged 85 years.
He leaves a widow and two sons, Fisher G. and John P. Bray.
From Ontario County Times 4 May 1892
Seneca Castle, N. Y. - The remains of Henry C. Brayton were
interred in the Whitney cemetery at this village. Mr. Brayton was
formerly a resident of Seneca Castle, and for a time lived on the Hall
farm, but the last years of his life were spent in Ypsilanti, Mich.,
where he died. He was aged 83 years.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 July 1907
Mrs. Julia J. Brayton, aged 92 years, died this morning at
about 5 o'clock at her home, No. 276 Castle street. She was born
in Cheshire, Mass., and came to this city 23 years ago. She is survived
by two daughters, Miss Olive E. Brayton and Miss Waity Brayton, both of
this city. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock, and
Rev. W. K. Towner will officiate. Burial will be in Adams, Mass.
From Geneva Gazette 4 August 1871
The Threshing Machine Accident - Further particulars of the
shocking accident at Melvin Hill, resulting in the instant death of David
are given by the Phelps Citizen: Mr. B. was
engaged feeding the threshing machine, (which was being run by the
steam engine built by Messrs. Babcock & Miller, of Phelps,) the man
whose place it was to see that the elevator was kept, had stepped aside
to get a drink of water, and Mr. Brazee's cry for some one to clear the
elevator, which had become clogged, was not heard, and in
an instant Mr. B. stepped over the feed-board, relieved the elevator,
and in stepping back he unfortunately set his foot down too near the
mouth of the machine and on some straw, and the soles of his boots of
course were glassy, he slipped down into the jaws
of the machine, breaking the concave in the fall, which admitted of the
teeth drawing his body in until the machine was brought to
a standstill. It was done in a twinkling, as it were, and
one limb was completely torn into shreds close up to the hip.
Every assistance possible was rendered by the attendants, but he
about three minutes after the accident, and did not speak a word.
He resided on Melvin Hill, and was about thirty years of age,
and leaves a wife and two interesting little girls to enter upon the
realities of life without the protection of a fond husband and devoted
father. Mrs. Brazee has the heart-sorrowing sympathy of the
community. She was not at home when the mangled body of her
was brought there, but the awful news was not long reaching her, and
then to go home realizing that its headlight had gone out forever was a
blow that well nigh dethroned reason. The deceased was
an honest, upright and industrious man, universally liked and respected
by every one that knew him.
From Geneva Gazette 23 August 1855
Killed By the Cars - An elderly man by the name of Brazee (father
Brazee, a resident of Phelps) was run over and instantly
killed by the mail train bound eastward on Saturday evening last.
He was walking upon the track about two miles north of this
village, when the accident occurred. It is supposed that he was
laboring under a temporary aberration of wandering of the mind, to
which he was occasionally subject, as he was discovered by the engineer
to be facing
the approaching train, and he made no effort to get out of the way,
although the usual signal was given. Mr. B.
was a plain, honest farmer, universally respected by his acquaintances.
His remains were interred at
Gorham last Sabbath.
From Geneva Courier 13 June 1883
Mr. Judson Brazee, a farmer well known in Geneva, died at
his residence in the town of Geneva on Sunday last, aged 34 years 8
months and 26 days. He was ill but a short time.
From Ontario County Chronicle 5 August 1903
Mrs. Cornelius Breen, a well known and respected resident of the
town of Hopewell, died at her home early Sunday morning, aged 35 years.
Death was due to heart trouble. She is survived by her husband and
three small children.
From Ontario County Journal 16 December 1910
Death came as a welcome release to Jeremiah Breen at his
home on Main street south on Saturday. He had been ill for several
months. Deceased was born in Ireland 77 years ago, came to America 53
years ago and settled in Hopewell. He was a successful horseman and
farmer and as a breeder of fine horses acquired more than a local
reputation. He married Mary Costello of this town in 1862, who with
five of their ten children survives. They are Cornelius and Morris
Breen and Miss C. Mollie Breen of this village; Michael Breen of
Rochester; and Mrs. Frank Gillespie of Hopewell. Solemn high mass was
celebrated at the funeral services on Tuesday, Revs. Dougherty and
Masseth being assisted by Rev. James Kennedy of Aurora, and Rev.
Alexander McCabe of Stanley. Burial was in Calvary cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 August 1896
John Breen, who resides about five miles south
of this city, died of consumption, Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock,
at the age of thirty-two years. Mr. Breen had been suffering for
some time past with the dread disease but it was not thought by his
friends that he was so near death. A wife, child and other relatives
are left to mourn their loss. The funeral services will be held Friday
morning at 11 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales church. Burial will be
made at St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 19 February 1926
Canandaigua, Feb. 18 - Mrs. Mary Breen, 85, died at her home in
Bristol street late yesterday after a short illness. She leaves two
daughters, Mrs. Frank J. Gillespie, Miss Mollie Breen, both of
Canandaigua.; three sons, Cornelius Breen of this city, Michael Breen
of Hopewell and Maurice Breen of Rochester; and seventeen
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held
at St. Mary's Church Saturday morning at 9 o'clock and burial made in
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 8 May 1938
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Michael Breen, 67, died Friday in his
home in Hopewell Center. Surviving are the widow, Margaret Mahan Breen;
four sons, John, James, Willard and Howard, all of Hopewell; two
sisters, Mrs. Frank Gillespie, Rochester, and Miss Molly Breen, Victor;
and one brother, Morris, Industry. Funeral services will be at 9:30
a.m. tomorrow in St. Mary's church here with burial in Calvary Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 October 1906
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Patrick Breen, of Spangle street, in the
town of Hopewell, east of here, died Tuesday at the age of 33 years,
after a long illness. He was well-known among a large circle of friends
and acquaintances in this section. He leaves his wife, formerly Miss
Agnes Farrell, of Canandaigua; his mother, Mrs. Anna Breen, of
Hopewell; one brother, Morris Breen, of New York City; and four
sisters, Mrs. John B. Kennedy, of Flint Creek; Mrs. William Dannahe
of Bellona; Mrs. James Morris of Despatch and Miss Ella Breen, of
From Geneva Daily Times 1 September 1911
Mrs. Bridget Brennan, aged 43 years, wife of Henry Brennan, died at
the City Hospital at 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The remains were
taken to the home of her sister, Mrs. Anna Madden, East North street.
Besides her husband, she leaves two sons, Thomas and Henry, Jr.; her
mother, Mrs. Mary Sullivan; a brother, Henry Sullivan; and two sisters,
Mrs. Anna Madden and Mrs. George Hennessy, all of this city.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 February 1920
Mrs. Bridget Brennan of 310 Castle street, widow of John Brennan,
died last evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James H. Tracey of
William street, with whom she had been making her winter home. Death
was due to pneumonia. Mrs. Brennan was born in Ireland and came to this
city when a young girl. She leaves four sons, John F. Brennan, Thomas
F. Brennan, William J. Brennan, and James W. Brennan, who is City
Engineer; two daughters, Mrs. James H. Tracey and Mrs. John Roulan, all
of this city. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at
the home of daughter in William street and 9:30 o'clock at St.
Stephen's church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 April 1943
Mrs. Bridget Brennan, widow of the late Edward Brennan, died this
morning at her home at 37 LaFayette avenue following a long illness.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Thomas Hogan, Mrs. William Maher,
Mrs. Joseph Stapleton, and Mrs. Edwin Finnerty, all of Geneva; one son,
Edward of Penn Yan; also several grandchildren. Mrs. Brennan was a
member of the Rosary Society of St. Francis de Sales Church.
From Ontario County Journal 20 September 1912
Mrs. Catherine Ganey Brennan died Saturday morning, Sept. 7, at 2
o'clock, at Elmira, where she had gone to visit relatives. She had been
in poor health for some time, but her death came unexpectedly. She was
a lifetime resident of Canandaigua and vicinity, coming to America when
a child from Loughres, County Galway, Ireland, where she was born about
70 years ago. Always a devout Catholic, she was ever ready to give a
helping hand and kind word to those in sorrow and need, and will be
missed not only by her immediate family but by all relatives and
friends. She lived to see three generations. Her funeral, which was
largely attended, was held on Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock, from her
late home, 96 Ontario street, and from St. Mary's church at 10:30,
where a solemn requiem high mass was celebrated. Those who survive are
her children, John Ganey, of New York City, Mrs. Cornelius Flannigan,
Miss Catherine Brennan and Mrs. John McCabe, all of Canandaigua ; her
grandchildren. Mrs/ Frank Russell, Helen and James Flannigan, Catherine
and Eleanor and John McCabe; her great-grandchildren, John and Francis
Russell; and one sister, Mrs. Lawrence Lally. The bearers were nephews
of the deceased, Michael Lally, John Lally, Joseph Lally, Thomas Ford,
George Ford and Martin Ford.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 14 December 1938
Geneva, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth Brennan, wife of Thomas F. Brennan,
301 Castle street, died Monday in the family home after a long illness.
Surviving besides her husband is a daughter, Miss Hester Brennan,
Geneva; and a brother, Charles Caton, Chicago. Funeral services will be
held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the home, Rev. I. A. McGrew officiating.
Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 November 1943
Mrs. Isabelle Brennan of North Main street died at the Geneva
General Hospital yesterday afternoon after a long illness. Surviving
are her husband, John E. Brennan; a daughter, Mrs. Frank Tills; a son,
William, all of Geneva; three grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs.
Ellsworth Turner of Seneca Castle. The funeral will be held Monday
morning at 9:30 o'clock from the home of Mrs. Tills, and at 10 o'clock
from St. Francis de Sales Church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's
Geneva Courier 24 December 1873
In Geneva, James Brennan, a young man who grew up here,
was well-known and respected, died
on Friday morning of Consumption and was buried on Sunday. Mr.
Brennan had been a fireman and the fire department attended his
funeral. Mr. Brennan was aged about twenty-five years and leaves
a wife and child.
From Victor Herald 21 September 1895
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - John Brennan, aged 25 years and 10
months, died last Monday evening. The funeral was held at the St.
Bridget's church Wednesday morning, the Rev. J. J. Donnelly officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 November 1918
John Brennan, a well-known and longtime resident of Geneva, died
this morning at 1 o'clock at his home, Castle street. About two and
one-half ago Mr. Brennan suffered a slight stroke of paralysis; this
morning the third stroke resulted in his death. He was born in Ireland
and came to this country 59 years ago, coming immediately to Geneva. He
has resided here ever since. For over forty years, he was employed in the Hammond and
Willard Nurseries. He has been retired from business about 16 years. He
is survived by his wife; four sons, John, James, Thomas and William
Brennan, all of Geneva; two daughters, Mrs. Catherine Gleason and Mrs.
James Tracy of this city. Funeral services will be held Wednesday
morning at 9 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales church. Interment will be
made in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 December 1937
Mrs. Mary Brennan, 76, wife of Michael Brennan, of North street,
died December 25th at the family home following a brief illness. Mrs.
Brennan was born in Geneva, the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary
O'Toole. A year ago Mr. and Mrs. Brennan celebrated their golden
wedding anniversary. The latter was a communicant of St. Francis de Sales church and a member of the Rosary Society.
Surviving are her husband; one son, Dr. Thomas J. Brennan; one brother,
Michael J. O'Toole; and a sister, Mrs. Charles Higgs of Geneva; also
several grandchildren. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at
8:30 o'clock from her late home on North street and 9 o'clock at St.
Francis de Sales church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 March 1910
Rushville, N. Y. - Michael Brennan died yesterday,
about noon, of old age, at the home of his son, Michael Brennan of this
village, with whom he has lived for the past few years. He was born at
Temple Knowl, Kerry county, Ireland in 1834. When about twenty years of
age he came to America and made East Bloomfield his home. Here, for a
number of years, he was engaged in farming. He is survived by three
sons, Michael, who conducts a grocery store in this place; Timothy of
East Bloomfield, and T. M. Brennan of South Lima. Tomorrow morning his
remains will be taken to East Bloomfield for burial.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 November 1942
Michael Brennan, of 149 North street, died last evening at the
Geneva General Hospital after a long illness. He is survived by a son,
Dr. T. J. Brennan; four grandchildren, Dr. Thomas H. Brennan and Robert
Brennan of Geneva, Mrs. Edward Sweeney of Brooklyn, Mrs. John Sullivan
of Fulton and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Brennan was a member of
the Holy Name Society of St. Francis de Sales Church. The funeral will
be held on Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock from his home and at 9
o'clock at St. Francis de Sales Church. Burial will be made in St.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 February 1932
Rushville, N. Y. - Michael Brennan, aged 59 years, died at his home
in this village last evening. For several years he was engaged in the
hotel business and later conducted a grocery store. He is survived by
his wife, Fannie Mooney Brennan; one daughter, Frances Mary Brennan;
and two sons, Donald Michael and Edward Mooney Brennan, all of this
village. The funeral will be held from St. Mary's church in this
village at 9 a.m. Monday morning, Rev. Joseph Dissett, pastor,
officiating. Interment will be made at Calvary cemetery at Canandaigua.
From Geneva Advertiser 2 June 1903
Poor Mike Brennan, known among the boys as "Officer"
Brennan, died at his home on North Exchange street last Wednesday
night, May 27th. At heart Mike was a
good fellow, but he had his spells, and these caused his fall,
as he had often been told would be the case. His faults will be buried
with him, and all will kindly remember his good points, his
faithfulness, his zeal, and his honesty to those who employed him. He
leaves a widow and two young children, a father and mother, brothers
and a sister, all very highly regarded and good neighbors.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 January 1916
Patrick J. Brennan died last night at 10:30 o'clock at the home of
his son, Andrew Brennan, Avenue B. He is survived by three sons,
Edward, Andrew and Patrick, Jr.; two daughters, Mrs. John Lynch and
Mrs. William Casey, all of Geneva. Funeral services will be held
Thursday morning from the house at 8:30 o'clock and from St. Francis de
Sales church at 9 o'clock.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 February 1942
Thomas F. Brennan, 66, of 301 Castle street, died last night after
a long illness. Mr. Brennan had been engineer's assistant for the Board
of Public Works here for over 25 years. He leaves one daughter, Hester,
of Geneva; three brothers, John E., James W. and William J., all of
this city, and several nieces and nephews.
From Ontario County Journal 24 April 1896
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - William Brennan died at his home on
Tuesday morning, after a long illness, with consumption, at the age of
18 years. The funeral services were held from the St. Bridget's church
on Thursday at 10 o'clock. The Rev. Father Donnelly of Victor
From Shortsville Enterprise 8 April 1915
Thomas William Brethren, for eleven years a resident of the
township of Farmington, died at the home of is son, John Brethren, on
Saturday night. His demise followed an illness covering a long period,
and his age was 79 years. Mr. Brethren was born in England, but when 9
years of age went to
Canada to reside, where the greater part of his life was spent. He was
to Miss Ann Hopkins of Canada, and to the couple were born eleven
eight of whom are now living. The survivors are these children: John
of Farmington; Mrs. Effie Raddn, of Kingston, Canada; Harry Brethren of
Adams, this state; Mrs. Ruth Weston, Mrs. Lida Lambert, William,
Joseph, and Thomas Brethren, all residents of Rochester. The funeral
services were held from the Brethren home in Farmington on Monday
afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Donald H MacKenzie,
pastor of the Shortsville Presbyterian
church. The remains were taken to Rochester for interment in Riverside
From Geneva Daily Times 10 December 1901
Mrs. Deidrich Breuer died at the family residence, 486 Exchange
street, at 7:30 o'clock this morning, aged 54 years. Mrs. Breuer had
been ill nine weeks. She was a resident of Geneva for 35 years.
The deceased is survived by her husband and
several nieces and nephews. The funeral arrangements are yet
completed. Interment will be in Glenwood cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 August 1940
Mrs. Laura Jane Breuer, 76, of Madison street, died at the Geneva
General Hospital yesterday after a long illness. Surviving are one son,
H. Frederick; two daughters, Mrs. Harry W. Clise and Mrs. Ralph N.
Keith of Geneva; one brother, Henry K. Lewis of Dorothy, N. J.; nine
grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Breuer was a member
of St. Peter's Church. A prayer service will be held at the home on
Madison street at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with a service at
St. Peter's at 2. Rev. Stuart Cole, Hobart College chaplain, will
officiate and interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 April 1908
Mrs. Eliza Matilda Brewer, widow of the late John S. Brewer, died
7:30 o'clock last evening at the family home, No. 155 Genesee street.
was 83 years old and was born in New York. For 58 years she has lived
this city. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. W. I. Bonnett and
line missing) this city. She is survived by two brothers, Winfield
of Homer, N. Y. and Edward Huntington of this city. The funeral will
place tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock from the house. Rev. C. E. Jewell
Rev. J. W. Webb will officiate. Burial will be made in Washington
From Ontario Messenger 5 April 1848
Mysterious Disappearance - Miss Emily M. Brewer, aged about 18,
left her residence at Miss Abbey's Millinery, in this village, on
Monday evening last, about 7
o'clock. She went to the Post Office at that time, since which no trace
of her can be found, although diligent search has been made.
She took nothing with her save the clothes she had on, and no cause can
be assigned for her disappearance. She wore a light plaid dress,
a black hood, and a red and black plaid shawl. Any aid in recovering
her, or information of her whereabouts, will be thankfully received by
her friends, either at Mr. I. Legore's or at Miss Abbey's.
P. S. We learn that her body was found on the Lake shore, near the old
Windmill, last evening, by some boys. It was partially covered with
sand and rubbish. No marks of violence were perceptible. A coroner's
inquest is to
be held this morning.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 30 August 1910
Geneva, N. Y. - The death of John Brewer, a prominent
citizen of Seneca Castle, occurred suddenly this morning at his home,
after a few days illness. He was about 60 years of age. Mr. Brewer was
born in England and came to this country when a young man, locating at
first in the West and later moving to this section. He leaves his wife,
two sons, John M. and Arthur Brewer; and one daughter, Miss Alberta
Brewer, all of Seneca Castle.
From Shortsville Enterprise 25 November 1915
The death of Mrs. Harriet Brewster, a well-known resident
of Manchester, occurred at her home in that village last week Wednesday
morning. Her age was 88 years. Mrs. Brewster was born in the town of
Farmington on October 20, 1827, and was a daughter of the late Allen
and Sophronia Payne. She was united in marriage with Nathan Brewster of
Manchester, during the year of 1845, and in 1879 came to Manchester to
reside, purchasing the place which had since been her home. The
survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Orlando Sunderland, of Manchester; one
brother, Judson E. Payne, of Hopewell, and three granddaughters, Mrs.
John O'Donnell of Buffalo; Mrs. Stuart Bennett, of this village, and
Miss Ruby Knapp of Manchester. The funeral obsequies were held from her
late home on Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by the Rev.
Mr. Jarvis, pastor of the Manchester M. E. Church. The burial was made
in the Manchester village cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 September 1905
Victor, N. Y. - Irving Brewster, a young man residing in the
hamlet of Brownsville, about three miles northeast of this village, met
with a tragic death at a late hour Saturday night.
Brewster with some friends had been spending the evening in the
woods hunting coons and about midnight had finally located one in the
top of a tree. In order to get the animal as quickly as possible they
proceeded to cut the tree down. In falling it lodged in another and
young Brewster, in order to completely dislodge the tree, struck into
it again with his ax, the butt flew backward with great force, striking
him squarely in the chest, throwing him some distance and killing him
His companions at once summoned Undertaker Case of this village, who
called in the services of Coroner Hallenbeck of Canandaigua. The
after viewing the remains ordered them removed to his home, deeming an
inquest unnecessary. Brewster was 37 years of age and was much
respected. He is survived by his mother and a brother, Frederick E.
From Ontario County Journal 5 September 1879
Died, in Shortsville, on Wednesday,
Aug. 27, 1879, Stephen A. Brewster, aged 87 years.
The funeral was held at the late residence of the deceased on
the following Friday. A large number of relatives and friends were
in attendance. The funeral sermon was delivered by Rev. C. C. Thorne.
The deceased was well and favorably known in this vicinity, having
passed the greater part of his days in and about Shortsville. In early
life he was very energetic, and to a certain extent public-spirited,
though never caring for any prominent part in public affairs. He
was always ready and willing to give his assistance when needed.
His health had been comparatively good for one so far advanced in
until quite recently he received a paralytic stroke. Since that time
he had been failing rapidly and on Wednesday last death claimed its
own. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. A. Bronk, of Shortsville, and Mrs.
Dewite Newton, of Manchester, who have the sympathy of a large number
of friends in their deep affliction.
From Ontario Repository and Messenger 6 January 1875
Shortsville, N. Y. - Death has again been in our midst, this time
striking down one of our oldest and most respected inhabitants, the wife
A. Brewster. She died on Sunday morning, December 27th,
at the age of 72. Mrs. Brewster, formerly Mrs. Buck, was born in this
county and has lived in this village sixty-three years. She came to
this place with her father, after whom the village is named, at the age
of nine, and has remained here since. To but few is it allotted to
reach the ripe old age of seventy-two, and to fewer still is it
vouchsafed to pass them in peace and harmony. For her, death is indeed
a crown of glory. During her long life she has been more
solicitous for the wants of others than her own. During sickness
and trouble she has been as a mother to us all, and none in this
community will be missed more than mother Brewster, as we all loved to
From Geneva Gazette 6 June 1890
PATRICK BRIAN who had been ailing for several weeks past, died at
six o'clock Wednesday evening. Mr. Brian was a well known
shoemaker, having had a
shop on Castle street for several years. He was identified for a
long time with the fire department, being a member of the old hook and
ladder company when it disbanded. The deceased was 55 years of
age, and leaves three grown-up children. The funeral services
took place this afternoon.
From Ontario County Journal 26 August 1898
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Bridger, who has been critically ill for
quite a long time, died at an early hour on Monday morning, aged 67
years. The deceased was the wife of the late George Bridger of this
place, and is survived by one son, a son and a daughter having died
several years since. The funeral services were held on Wednesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence, West Main street, Rev. A. J.
Waugh, officiating. Interment was made at Newark.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 August 1929
Walter T. Bridgland, aged 61 years, of 13 Argyle street, died
yesterday morning at Willard following a long illness. He is survived
by his wife, Mrs. Letitia M.; one son, Harold W., both of this city;
and one granddaughter of Rochester. Private funeral services will be
held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Funeral Parlors of W. E.
Wheeler of East Bloomfield. Interment will be in the East Bloomfield
From Ontario County Journal 16 September 1910
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - William Bridgland died at his
residence here on Tuesday, after an illness of five weeks. He was born
Feb. 15, 1830, at Maidstone, England. He is survived by eight children:
W. G. Bridgland of Kansas City, Mo.; Charles F. Bridgland of Caledonia;
Mrs. Kate Burrow of Penfield; Mrs. Agnes Jacobs of West Walworth; Mrs.
Harriet Page, Miss Florence G. Bridgland, Walter T. Bridgland and Mrs.
Annie VanBurren of East Bloomfield. Twenty-one grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be held this
afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment at East Bloomfield cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 26 January 1900
Mrs. Sophronia Elizabeth Ackley, widow of the late George D. A. Bridgman,
died at her home on White street in this village at 4:30 o'clock
Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Bridgman had been in her usual health until a
few minutes after she arose Tuesday morning, when she became
unconscious and grew worse until the end came in the afternoon. The
cause of death was apoplexy. Mrs. Bridgman was born in Trumansburg,
October 26, 1830, and when a child of 3 or 4 years, her parents removed
to Penn Yan. On July 5, 1848, she was united in marriage to George D.
A. Bridgman. They removed to Canandaigua in 1863. Mr. Bridgman
established The Ontario County Journal in 1874, and with the exception
of a year, conducted the paper nearly to the time of his death, which
occurred August 16, 1893. Mrs. Bridgman is survived by two children,
Mrs. Alice Ackley and Will B. Bridgman of this village; one brother,
Harvey Ackley, and one sister, Mrs. Julia Kerney, both of Penn Yan. The
funeral services were held at her late home yesterday afternoon at 3:30
o'clock, Rev. H. Wyse Jones officiating.
From Geneva Gazette 12 August 1881
Mrs. Abigail Briggs, an aged sister of Wm. H. Smith, proprietor of
the Geneva Bookstore, died on the 15th inst.
From Ontario County Journal 19 August 1881
Mrs. Abigail Briggs, widow of Artemus
Briggs, of South Bristol, died at her home in Geneva on Monday
of last week. She was well-known in the this part of the county
as a most exemplary woman and beloved for her amiable nature and
many excellent traits of character. Speaking of the death of Mrs.
Briggs, the Geneva Courier of last week says: "This venerable
man excellent woman, whose funeral is attended today, is the sister
of our fellow citizen, Mr. Wm. H. Smith." She died at his house, which
has long been her home, on Monday afternoon, aged 82 years. She expired
in the new room which thoughtful love had lately added to the dwelling
on purpose to provide more amply for her convenience and comfort. Older
by many years than her brother, the affection she had shown him from
was almost motherly, and to the wide circle of younger kindred, she was
an object of more than ordinary veneration. A niece had come with an
son from Mississippi, on purpose to visit her, and arrived only two or
three days before her death. For a number of years she has been too
to attend church, but her pastor has always found her most kindly
of his visits, and has been much impressed by the intelligence and
as well as the calm fervor of her piety. She was a humble, amiable,
wise, godly woman. She was ripe. She was ready. "Blessed are the dead
who die in the Lord."
From Naples Record 8 May 1895
Honeoye, N. Y. - Charles Briggs, formerly of South Bristol,
died at his late home on Thursday, May 2d, aged 82 years. He had been
in failing health all winter. For the last two years he has lived in
Vincent, where the burial was held.
From Ontario County Journal 1 March 1912
Naples, N. Y. - Charles T. Briggs died at his home on the
Garlinghouse road Friday night. He was born in Dundee December 4, 1839;
enlisted in November, 1861, in Company D, 102 N. Y. Infantry. He was
injured at Cedar Mountain, Sept. 9, 1862, removed to Fort Henry and
discharged November, 1862, for injuries which disabled him for further
service in the army. He was a member of Bingham post, G. A. R., and a
constable at the time of his death. He is survived by a wife, four
sons, Frank and Edsom of Naples; Cyrus of Honeoye Falls; Oliver of
Italy; five daughters, Mrs. Hattie Hoffman of Mt. Morris; Mrs. Isadore
Peck of Elmira; Mrs. Mina Christler of New Jersey; Mrs. Cora Bennett of
Clifton Springs; and Mrs. Elizabeth Schwingle of Naples; and one
step-daughter, Mrs. Byron Patten. The funeral was held from the Baptist
church Monday at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. S. T. Harding, assisted by
Rev. D. O. Chamberlayne. The ritual service of the G. A. R. was given
by the post, about 20 being present. Interment was made in Rose Ridge
From Ontario County Journal 4 January 1889
Honeoye, N. Y. - Last Saturday evening, Dec. 29th,
at the residence of his brother-in-law, R. D. McCrossen, of Rochester, Cyrus
one of the oldest and best-known citizens of Honeoye,
passed away. Cyrus Briggs was born on the farm on which he has always
lived, November 18th, 1820. His father, Artemus Briggs, settled along
the shore of Honeoye lake early in the present century, and he and his
family have been identified with the history of this section for four
more years. The deceased was a man of sterling integrity and singularly
manners. His friends will always remember him as the genial companion
hospitable neighbor, having a smile and cheerful word for every one.
of his best known characteristics was sympathy with and enjoyment of
young people of his acquaintance. The youth were always welcome within
his doors, where they were always sure of having a good time. He took a
lively interest in public improvements, in the church and school. He
a successful business man, attending to his own affairs and believing
giving every man a fair chance. His death was not entirely unexpected
he has been suffering from an incurable disease for more than a year,
his visit to the city was for the purpose of getting relief, if
possible, through a council of physicians. Besides the many friends,
young and old, who mourn his loss, he leaves a widow, two sons, Zachary
and John, both of whom are married and living upon the old farm, a
brother, Jedediah, living in the same neighborhood and a sister, Mrs.
Huff, now residing at Jonesville, Mich. The funeral services were held
at the church at Honeoye, Wednesday, January 2d, at 11 o'clock, after
which his remains were interred in Lake View Cemetery, once a part of
the old farm.
From Ontario County Journal 6 October 1882
Naples, N. Y. - Another of our old residents died on Saturday
night, Sept. 30th, Mr. Daniel Briggs, brother of Judge Briggs
of Penn Yan. Mr. Briggs had been a strong, healthy man all of his life,
and had reached nearly four score years,
and so when a severe sickness came upon him he was unable to withstand
it. He was comparatively an uncultured man, but one of good judgment
and a close observer. At the the funeral the house was filled with
relatives, the family being a numerous one. He was buried in
Garlinghouse, where he had formerly lived.
From Ontario County Journal 1 March 1912
Naples, N. Y. - David B. Briggs died at the home of his
son-in-law, William Springstead, on Tuesday morning, aged 69 years.
Deceased was born in Naples and had lived all his life here. He married
a daughter of Elijah Arnold, who died a number of years ago. He is
survived by one son, Myron, of Avoca; three daughters, Mrs. William
Springstead, Mrs. Salem Marsh, Mrs. Byron King; four brothers, Joseph
Briggs of Penn Yan; James and John of Naples; and Charles of
Springwater. (Burial in Garlinghouse cemetery.)
From Victor Herald 1 December 1905
Died at Honeoye, November 22nd, Elihu E. Briggs, aged 70
years. Mr. Briggs was born in Bristol September, 1835, the son of
William and Nancy Briggs, and always resided in that town until last
spring when failing health rendered it necessary to leave the farm. At
the age of nineteen, he married Miss Emmeline Reed who died in 1869,
leaving four children, William and Frank, who reside in Canandaigua;
Helen, who married Constant Simmons and died and died several years
ago; Elnathan, who lives in Bristol. In 1870 he married Mrs. Ann
Johnson Beach, who died in 1884, having two children, Lewis and Ina,
both of whom live in Canandaigua; Ina the wife of Wilbur Tiffany. In
1885 he married Mrs. Lucretia K. Tiffany who survives him. He also
leaves eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Of his
father's family three survive, George of Bristol, and Elnathan
Briggs of Lima; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Hitchcock of East Bloomfield.
Burial was had at Baptist Hill.
From Ontario County Journal 29 January 1892
Honeoye, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth Briggs, widow of the late Jedediah
Briggs, who died a little over a year ago, died of pneumonia early
morning, the 15th, aged 69 years. The funeral services, conducted by
Mr. Day, were held from her late home on Sunday at 12. The Briggs' had
forty years held proprietary interest of the Gideon Pitts, Sr., farm.
Pitts was one of the early settlers of this town, over a hundred years
He was the owner of a vast tract of land, extending across the Honeoye
and containing several hundred acres. The late Gideon Pitts was one of
sons. Every member of that once large family has passed away with the
of Hon. Hiram Pitts, of Washington.
From Livonia Gazette 15 May 1941
Elnathan Briggs of the Bristol-Allen's Hill road, died in the
Thompson Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, Monday morning, following a
ten-days' illness with pneumonia. Mr. Briggs was born in the town of
Bristol, Aug. 4, 1867, the son of Elihu and Mary Ann Reed Briggs. He
was a lifelong resident of the town, having lived all but three years
in the same place. He was a member of the town board for fifteen years,
and a member of long standing of the Modern Woodmen of America. On Oct.
21, 1896, Mr. Briggs married Miss Adelaide Garlinghouse of Allen's
Hill, to whom were born three sons, Rodney and Whitney of Rochester,
and Donald, with whom Mr. Briggs made his home. Besides the sons
mentioned, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ina Fogarty of
Canandaigua; six grandchildren; and and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 3:30 from the home of
his son, Donald, with burial in Evergreen cemetery, Baptist Hill. The
Rev. Harry M. Wright of the Bristol Universalist church and the Rev.
Richard E. Pitts of the Allen's Hill Methodist church were officiating
From Naples Record 17 September 1884
Honeoye, N. Y. - Died, at Smith Purcell's, on Wednesday, September 10, Mrs. Emeline Briggs, wife
of John Briggs, formerly of Hemlock, aged 79 years. The funeral was
held from the house on Thursday. Interment at the old Baptist Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 5 February 1909
Bristol, N. Y. - Mrs. Eva Briggs, a lifelong resident of the town
of Bristol, died on Wednesday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Eli
Springstein, at Vincent. She had been in failing health for several
months. She was 54 years of age. The funeral will be held from the
Springstein home today at 1 p.m.
From Ontario County Journal 15 September 1893
Honeoye, N. Y. - After a months' illness, Ira T. Briggs, son
late Leonard Briggs, died of typhoid fever on Friday evening,
September 8, aged 44 years. He leaves two children, both sons; one a
young man and the other about three years old. His wife died about two
years ago. The funeral services were held from his late home on Sunday
afternoon; a Baptist clergyman from Hemlock Lake, and Rev. Mr. Day
officiating. The burial was in the Richmond cemetery here.
From Ontario County Chronicle 2 April 1902
Naples, N. Y. - The funeral of the late Mrs. James S. Briggs was
The maiden name of Mrs. Briggs was Mary S. Scott. She
was born in Dresden, in 1841, married in 1860 and had lived in Naples
leaves her husband, two sons, Clarence Briggs of Mendota, Ill.; Arther
St. Paul, Minn.,; two sisters, Mrs. S. J. Merrill of West Cohocton;
of Rochester, and two brothers, Albert Scott of Geneva, and William of
From Geneva Daily Times 25 June 1906
John Briggs, aged seventy-four years, died at eleven o'clock this
morning at his home, No. 107 Wadsworth street. Mr. Briggs was born in
Quebec, Canada, but for the past nineteen years
has lived in this city. He was employed at the Phillips & Clark
stove works until about four years ago when his health failed and since
then he has not been able to work. Besides his widow, he is survived by
five sons, John, William and Henry, of Smith Falls, Canada, Thomas G.
and Howard J. Briggs of this city; and two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth
Stockwell, of Geneva, and Mrs. Hugh Helms, of Cleveland, Ohio. The
funeral arrangements will be announced later. Burial Glenwood
From Ontario County Times 23 April 1884
Bristol, N. Y. - Mary Ann Briggs, wife of Elihu E. Briggs,
and daughter of Phineas Johnson, died April 16. Funeral from the
Universalist church Friday last; sermon by Rev. S. M. Day of Richmond.
A large circle of sympathizing relatives and friends followed her
remains to their last resting place in Evergreen cemetery, Bristol.
From Ontario County Journal 24 April 1896
Bristol, N. Y. - On Wednesday, April 15, occurred the death of Mrs.
wife of William Briggs, aged 81 years. The funeral
was held from her late home Friday afternoon, the Rev. H. J. Orelup
officiating. Mrs. Briggs was held in the highest esteem by all and was
dearly loved by the members of her family. Beside a feeble husband,
four children, W. Nathan Briggs of Lima, Mrs. Curtis Hitchcock, Elihu
and George Briggs of Bristol, a large number of grandchildren, several
great grand-children and one great-great grandchild, survive.
From Ontario County Times 7 December 1887
Bristol, N. Y. - Entered into rest, on November 30, Nancy L., daughter
Wm. W. and Nancy Briggs, aged 32 years, 1 month, and 17 days. She
leaves her aged parents, three brothers, Elihu E., George W. and
Elnathan G. Briggs; two sisters, Mrs. G. A. Andrews and Mrs. Curtis
Hitchcock; one child, Georgie; and a large circle of other relatives
and friends to mourn her loss, who followed her remains to their last
resting place in Evergreen Cemetery, in Bristol. Funeral services at
the Universalist church on Saturday. Rev. G. A. Cole officiated.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 11 April 1906
Wednesday at the home of L. M. Smith on Arsenal Hill, where he had
been staying temporarily, the death occurred of Nathan Henry Briggs
of Cheshire, aged 66 years. Death resulted from an attack of apoplexy
with which he was stricken Tuesday afternoon. Deceased was a veteran of
the Civil War, having enlisted in Company B, 85th New York Volunteers,
on August 26, 1861, and he remained a member of this company until
honorably discharged June 7, 1865, after having completed nearly four
years of service. Mr. Briggs was one of the Union soldiers who suffered
the horrors of Andersonville, having been confined therein for a term
of nearly eighteen months. He was a member of Charles R. Lilly Post, G.
A. R. of Cheshire. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Adelaide
and Florence, and three son, Charles, George and Louis, all of
Rochester. Immediately after his death the remains were removed to
Kennedy's undertaking rooms in Bristol street, from whence the funeral
was held Friday afternoon, Rev. J. Scott Ebersole, pastor of the
Baptist church, officiating. The remains were placed in the vault at
From Ontario County Chronicle 10 September 1902
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Phoebe Briggs, wife of David Briggs, died
Wednesday after a long sickness with cancer, aged 54 years. She was the
daughter of Elijah Arnold and had lived most all her life at
Garlinghouse. She leaves a husband, one son, Myron Briggs of Avoca, and
two daughters, Mrs. William Springstead and Mrs. Byron King. She was
From Lima Recorder 20 May 1915
Mrs. Sarah Davis Briggs, wife of Elnathan G. Briggs, who passed
away Wednesday afternoon, May 12th, at her home on West Main street,
was born in Bristol, Ontario county, August 21, 1845, her parents being
Solomon and Jane Davis. On October 23, 1870, she was married to Mr.
Briggs, and for over thirty years their home had been in this village.
She was a leading member of the Lima Baptist church and of the W. C. T.
U. Though frail of body and practically a shutin for years, Mrs. Briggs
had abundant faith in the grace of God, and kept "the courage of the
quest" until the last. She was held in high esteem by our citizens
generally. Besides her husband, she is survived by four children,
Arthur J., Floyd F., Emma L. and Bessie I Briggs; and three
grandchildren, Arthur T. and Carolyn Briggs of Syracuse, and Victor of
Lima. The funeral was held at one o'clock on Friday last from the
family home, her pastor, Rev. L. L. Swarthout, officiating, assisted by
Rev. F. J. Palmer of Pavilion, a former pastor, and Rev. I. D.
Woodmancy of Rochester. The interment took place in Baptist Hill
From Ontario County Journal 3 December 1897
Bristol, N. Y. - The funeral of William Briggs, aged
was held from the residence of his son, Elnathan Briggs at
Lima, where Mr. Briggs had made it his home for the past year. The
interment was in the Evergreen cemetery at Bristol. Mr. Briggs was a
highly respected citizen and a lifelong resident of this town. He
survived his wife but two years.
From Ontario County Journal 18 June 1897
Phelps, N. Y. - Thomas Brightman, an old resident and prominent
farmer of this place, died at his home, about two miles northeast of
the village, last Friday morning, after an extended illness, aged 64
years. A wife, six sons and two daughters survive. The funeral services
were held from the residence on Monday afternoon at 12:30, Rev. A. J.
Waugh officiating. The remains were taken to Rochester for burial.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 March 1915
Phelps, N. Y. - Edward R. Briglin, aged 78 years, died of
pneumonia yesterday morning at the home of his son, Jesse E. Briglin,
in West Main street. Mr. Briglin was born at Prattsburg, N. Y.,
September 28, 1836. Fifty-six years ago he moved to the Milton Warner
farm, a mile and a half west of Orleans, and 35 years ago he became a
resident of the village of Orleans, where for a number of years he
conducted a produce business, and was a Justice of the Peace of the
town of Phelps. He came to this village with his son last fall.
Surviving relatives are his wife, one son, Jesse E., and a sister,
Miss Fannie Briglin, all of Phelps. The funeral services will be held
Thursday, Rev. J. A. Nasmith,
pastor of the Baptist church, conducting the services.
From Phelps Citizen 26 December 1918
After a long period of failing health, Mrs. Katherine Fox Briglin, widow
of Edwin R. Briglin, died at the family home in West Main Street on
Sunday evening, aged 80 years. Mrs. Briglin was born in Palatine,
Montgomery county, and for the past forty-five years had lived in this
vicinity. Her husband died three years ago. The surviving relatives and
family are one son, Jesse Briglin; a brother, Andrew Fox of Avoca; and
a sister, Mrs. F. F. Martz of Rochester. The funeral services were held
on Tuesday afternoon at the house and burial was made in the Orleans
From Palmyra Courier 1 August 1917, p. 1
FATALLY INJURED DIVING - Thomas Edward Briglin, aged
16 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Briglin who reside in Phelps,
was fatally injured while bathing Sunday afternoon in the Canandaigua
outlet near Clifton Springs. In making a dive the young man, who, it is
said, was unacquainted with the stream at that point, landed in shallow
water and struck his head against a rock. He was rendered unconscious
but was rescued from drowning by John Neary of Clifton Springs, who
into the stream after him. Briglin was taken to the Sanitarium at
Springs where he was attended by Dr. Conley. In the course of an hour
so he revived only to lapse again into a state of unconsciousness. A
examination disclosed a fracture in the spinal column just below the
of the skull and a wound in the head. Pneumonia also developed on
and he died Monday night at 10 o'clock. The young man was born October
29, 1901, at Orleans and had lived in Phelps for the last six years. He
is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Briglin, two sisters,
and Margaret, and a brother, Donald, all of Phelps.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 August 1903
Mrs. Rhoda Brignall, 78 years of age, died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Charles Wood, 33
Dorchester avenue, yesterday evening. Mrs. Brignall had been
an invalid for a long time having been confined to her bed for nearly
two years and her death was due to old age. She was born in England and
came to America at an early age. She married William Brignall
and had passed the greater part of her life at Junius coming to this
city several years ago to make her home with her daughter. She
is survived by five daughters and three sons. These are Mrs. Ella
Bentley of Clyde, Mrs. Hannah Snyder of Phelps, Mrs. George Barringer
of Junius, Mrs. Charles Wood of Geneva, Robert Brignall of Junius,
Harrison of Waterloo and Wesley Brignall of South Wales. One sister,
Miss Mary A. Gayton of Cleveland, Ohio, also survive. The
funeral will be held at the house, No. 33 Dorchester avenue, at 10
o'clock Wednesday afternoon and at the West Junius Methodist church at
3 o'clock. The burial will be at West Junius.
From Victor Herald 16 February 1900
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Last Wednesday morning occurred the death
of Mrs. Mary Brindid, at the age of 80 years and 3 months. She
had been helpless for over a year and confined to her bed, the result
of a paralytic shock. Funeral services were held at her late home
Friday afternoon, the Rev. W. D. Robinson officiating. Her husband,
John Brindid, died over two years ago. She leaves two brothers, Henry
and Samuel, besides a number of nephews and nieces to survive her.
From Ontario County Journal 26 February 1909
Cheshire, N. Y. - The death of Jerome Brink occurred at
his home in the southwestern part of the town on Tuesday evening, after
a long and painful illness. The surviving members are his aged wife,
five sons and two daughters. Deceased was a soldier and will be buried
in the soldiers' lot at Pine Bank cemetery this afternoon. He was 70
years of age.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 20 August 1927
Canandaigua, N. Y., Aug. 19 - Mrs. Ellen Briscoe, 79, died at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. William D. Powers, Hubbell street, last
night after a long period of poor health. The end came as a result of
an attack of apoplexy on Sunday morning. Mrs. Briscoe was born in
London and came to America when a small child, two years of age, with
From Ontario County Journal 25 May 1915
The death of Mrs. Robert J. Briscoe occurred yesterday at
her home on Pleasant street, aged 56 years. There survive four
daughters and one son; Mrs. Bertha Hyatt, Miss Mae Briscoe, Mrs. Ella
Beaton, Mrs. Catherine Williams and Henry Briscoe, all of Canandaigua;
two sisters, Mrs. Sara Osburn and Mrs. Elma Haight, of Niagara Falls,
and a brother, Charles Swayze of Canandaigua. The funeral services will
be held tomorrow morning at St. Mary's church. Interment will be at
From Ontario County Journal 24 August 1900
Thomas C. Briscoe, aged 47 years, a colored man employed by Murray
Bros., stepped upon a piece of glass one day last week. It penetrated
his foot, but he did not have it removed. Blood poisoning set in and he
died on Wednesday morning after a period of intense suffering. He
leaves a wife and three children. He carried an insurance of $175 in a
weekly payment company.
From Ontario County Times 11 February 1874
Victor, N. Y. - Sunday morning we were informed of the death of Mr.
aged 66 years, long a resident of this town.
From Shortsville Enterprise 22 June 1916
The death of Andrew Brizee, a well-known and respected
resident of Farmington, occurred at his home in that township on Friday
morning, following a lingering illness. The survivors are his wife, and
a brother, Adelbert Brizee, of East Syracuse. The funeral services were
his late home on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
From Palmyra Courier 30 October 1918, p. 4
DIED IN FARMINGTON - Mrs. Carrie Rose Brizee, widow of the late
Andrew Brizee of Farmington died in that place on Thursday of last
week, aged 62 years. She was a daughter of Henry Rose and she had
always lived in Farmington.
From Ontario County Journal 1 February 1878
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Philip H. Brizee, of this place, died very
suddenly at her home on Railroad St., last Monday afternoon. She had
been sick for some time with consumption, but had been able to be about
the house until within a very few days, and no one thought that she was
in any immediate danger. She leaves a very large circle of
friends and relatives to mourn her death.
From Ontario County Times 14 April 1875
Died, at the residence of her father, in Hopewell, on the morning
of the 26th of February, 1875, Cornelia H. Brizzee, wife of
Andrew Brizzee, and daughter of Dr. J. Pratt, aged 27 years, in hope of
a glorious immortality in Heaven. . . . Cornelia was a sincere friend
and ever ready to sympathize with the sick and afflicted. She firmly
believed she should meet her dear little daughter, Minnie, who died on
the 10th of November last, in "that land of pure delight where saints
From Geneva Gazette 15 November 1878
Died, in Hopewell on Sunday, Oct. 27, Cornelius Brizzee, aged
Mr. Brizzee was an early settler in this town, and was
a man against whom we have never heard one word of adverse criticism.
From Ontario County Journal 25 January 1895
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Cornelius C. Brizzee, who has been sick
for over a year, died at his home on East Main street Sunday afternoon,
aged about 70 years. The funeral services were held at his late
residence Wednesday afternoon, and the interment was at Sand Hill
cemetery, near Flint Creek.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 February 1934
Hopewell, N. Y. - One of the oldest and most respected citizens of Hopewell passed away on Saturday afternoon. Eben T. Brizzee has
poor health about all winter and was found dead at his home
here. Death was due to heart trouble. He was 81 years of age. The
deceased was one of the leading members of the Hopewell Center
Methodist church . He had been superintendent of the Sunday School for
many years, trustee, etc. Mr. Brizzee has beenone of the most active
members of Hopewell Grange
and served as master and chaplain and was chaplain of Pomona Grange at
the time of his death. The deceased is survived by five children, three
daughters and two sons, Mrs. George Decker of Seneca Castle, Mrs.
LaVerne Stoddard and MIss Grace Brizzee and Arthur Brizzee of this
place, and Albert Brizzee of Canandaigua; ten grandchildren and one
great-grandchild. Funeral services were held from the late home today
at 2 o'clock and from the church here at 2:30 o'clock. Hopewell Grange
officers will attend in a body in their regalia. The services will be
conducted by Rev. L. S. Boyd of Geneva, pastor of the church, with
interment in Chapman Cemetery, Orleans road. The pall bearers were
Everett E. Calman, John R. Wooden, William E. Wood, Eli Howard, Byron
Stephens and Earl Button.
From Ontario County Journal 18 October 1912
Hopewell Center, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Eben T. Brizzee, aged
56 years, was held from her late home on Sunday afternoon, Rev. B. D.
Showers officiating. Burial was in Chapman cemetery. The death of Mrs.
Brizzee was quite unexpected. She had retired for the night and had not
appeared any worse, although she had been ill for several months. She
was a consistent member of the Methodist church and choir. She was also
a member of the Missionary Society and Sunday school and will be missed
by a large circle of friends. The deceased is survived by her husband;
three daughters, Mrs. George Decker of Seneca Castle, Mrs. LaVerne
Stoddard and Miss Grace Brizzee; two sons, Arthur and Albert, of this
place; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Charles H. Edwards and
Mrs. Frank Sprague, also of this place.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 12 July 1927
Flint, Oct. 24 - Mrs. Elizabeth Brizzee, 75, widow of the late
Andrew Brizzee died at her home here Friday afternoon. She leaves three
daughters, Mrs. Frank Davis of Phelps, Mrs. Leslie Youngs and Miss
Edith Brizzee of Flint; and two sons, Homer Brizzee of Aloquin and
George Brizzee of Flint; four sisters, Misses Marietta and Ada
Westerman of Jamaica, Mrs. P. W. Zoltman of Pittsford, Mrs. G. H.
Westerman of Fairport; and one brother, George Westerman of East
Rochester. Funeral took place from her late home today. Rev. Ralph
Finney of Ovid officiated. Burial in Sand Hill Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 20 December 1889
Hopewell, N. Y. - The sudden death of Mrs. Joseph Brizzee of
has cast a feeling of gloom over the whole community.
She was highly esteemed by all who knew her, and will be missed not
only in the home circle, but in the neighborhood, church and Sunday
school, where she had long been a teacher. She had not been sick very
long, and it was supposed she was gaining, when, on Sunday last, she
had a sinking spell and never rallied. Her only child now lies in a
critical condition with the same disease, typhoid fever. The doubly
afflicted husband has the heartfelt sympathy of those who know him.
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