"Burr" to "Bz" Obituaries

From Geneva Gazette 3 June 1887

The entire community was greatly shocked yesterday morning upon learning that E. Jenkins Burrall, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of Geneva, had died the preceding evening. Mr. Burrall was a man who had apparently always enjoyed good health, and was at his office all day Wednesday transacting business, to all appearances as well as usual, and his hearty greeting to those who called at his office and to friends whom he met on the street, interspersed as usual with wit and humor, gave not the slightest premonition that ere the light of another day death would claim him as its victim. We doubt if there was in Geneva a more universally popular man than "Jenks" Burrall, as his intimate friends invariably hailed him. Honest and upright himself even to the smallest detail, he detested and despised hypocrisy and deceit; and when he detected a man perpetrating a fraud, however small, or seeking gain by means of "sharp practice," he was apt to express his opinions of the fellow in very plain and vigorous English. He was by nature very sociable and companionable, and was always ready to listen to a good story and enjoy a hearty laugh. His fund of anecdotes seemed to be inexhaustible, and his stories ever had a pertinent bearing on the subject matter under discussion, and were prone to point a moral or give zest and illustration to some otherwise prosy narrative. As a business man, Mr. Burrall's action were never called in question, and he enjoyed to the fullest extent the respect and confidence of our community.

Mr. Burrall was the oldest son of Thomas D. Burrall, an early settler and prominent business man of Geneva, and with a younger brother succeeded the father in the flourishing foundry and machine shops which later became merged in the extensive establishment of Mr. William B. Dunning. In 1851 the deceased married Miss Isabella Stacey, daughter of Mr. J. G. Stacey, by whom he had one son, Charles S. Burrall. About fifteen years ago he bought the insurance business of Col. Prince which he conducted with the assistance of his son up to the day of his death. While in New York early in the spring, Mr. Burrall suffered a slight stroke of paralysis, which affected his right arm only, but he fully recovered the use of that member in a short time, and outside of a few intimate friends, no one was aware of its occurrence. About three weeks ago, in conversation with the writer, Mr. Burrall stated that he had been troubled with pain in the region of his heart, which at times was so severe as to almost frighten him; and he said he was not sure but that he would die as suddenly as his friend, William Slosson. His prediction proved only too true; he died just as he expected, a painless, peaceful death, in the vigor of ripe manhood, honored and respected by all. In politics Mr. Burrall was a Democrat, and he thoroughly believed in the principles of his party. Being without political or personal ambition, however, he never aspired to office, the only official position that he was ever called to fill and accept being that of Village Trustee.

In Mr. Burrall's death, Geneva loses one of its most worthy citizens, and his family a loving husband and kind and considerate father. The heartfelt sympathy of all will be extended to the sorrowing widow and son in their great bereavement. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock at Trinity Church.

From Geneva Gazette 19 November 1914

Death has claimed another of Geneva's old citizens in the person of Mrs. Isabella Stacey Burrall, who died at her home on Lochland Road, Saturday afternoon, November 14th. Her age was 82 years and ten months. The deceased was the widow of E. Jenkins Burrall, who died June 1, 1887. She was born in Philadelphia but had resided in this city for 68 years. For many years Mrs. Burrall was an active worker in the Parish work of Trinity church, also a teacher in St. Philip's mission. A perfect christian, always cheerful and sympathetic, and an ideal mother, beloved by all her family and friends. She is survived by one son, Charles S. Burrall; two grandchildren, Hallet Jenkins Burrall and Isabella Burrall; one sister, Mrs. H. L. Slosson, all of Geneva. Funeral services were held from Trinity church, where she was a communicant, Tuesday afternoon, November 17th, at 3 o'clock. Dr. C. M. Sills, the rector, officiated and interment was made in Glenwood Cemetery.

From "Bulletin of Yale University." No. 3 of the Second Printed Series, and No. 32 of the whole Record. Yale University, 1880.

Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale College
Deceased during the academical year ending June, 1873, including the record of a few who died previously, hitherto unreported. [presented at The Meeting of the Alumni, June 25, 1873.]


Thomas Davies Burrall, second son of Jonathan Burrall (Y. C. 1781) and of Charlotte, daughter of Rev. Thomas Davies (Y. C. 1758), was born in Canaan, Conn., June 2d, 1786.

In " Memoranda for my Children," written when over 83 years of age, he says, "At 13 I entered college, a mere boy, a roundfaced, red-cheeked, curly-headed boy, in a round-about jacket, open collar with ruffles over my shoulders, with my head tolerably well filled with Latin and Greek, but unconscious of art or guile, a veritable Freshman."

Soon after graduation he entered the office of Hon. Sherman Boardman, in New Milford, Conn., as a student at law, but subsequently removed to Poughkeepsie, N. Y., and there began practice. After a year or two his health failed, and he passed one year at the South. After his return he removed to Geneva, N. Y., in Sept., 1812, where he resumed practice, but in a short time finding his strength unequal to the labors of his profession, he abandoned it, and purchased a farm near by, where he resided for more than forty years; the last twelve years of his life were spent at his residence on the banks of the Seneca Lake, in Geneva, where he died after a three weeks' illness, June 24th, 1872.

For more than forty years he gave most of his time and thoughts to the invention and improvement of agricultural implements, having erected foundries and shops for that branch of manufacture, and having accomplished much in the way of lightening the labors of the farmer.

He was one of the founders and original trustees of the Geneva Academy, now Hobart College, and took the deepest interest in its welfare, remaining a trustee till his death.

He married Miss Charlotte, daughter of William and Polly Davies, of Poughkeepsie, Aug. 25th, 1813, who died, without issue, in Geneva, Sept. 14th, 1820. In Jan., 1822, he married Miss Sarah J. Mann, of Hudson, N. Y., who died in Geneva, April 12th, 1831, leaving two sons, still surviving. In March, 1837, he married Mrs. Margaret W. Mott, widow of Samuel Mott, who, with one son by this marriage, is still living.

Thanks to Martha Magill for this contribution.

From Geneva Daily Times 3 June 1907

The funeral of Edward Burrell, aged 82 years, who died Saturday at his home in Hall's Corners, was held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the the Presbyterian church at Number Nine, officiated and burial was made in the Cemetery at Number Nine.

From Geneva Daily Times 25 September 1902

Mrs. Elizabeth P. Burrell,
wife of Edward Burrell of Halls Corners, died at the family residence yesterday, aged 70 years. The deceased had for the past 32 years been a resident of this vicinity.  She is survived by her husband and two sons, T. W. Burrell who lives on the old homestead, and E. P. Burrell of Cleveland, Ohio.  The funeral will take place at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the house, Rev. A. B. Temple of Number Nine Presbyterian church officiating.  Interment will be in the Seneca cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 19 October 1894

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - George A. Burrell
died at his home on the 11th inst., after an illness of three weeks, aged 66 years. Mr. Burrell was born July 1, 1828, county of Peel, Ontario, Canada. In 1860 he came to Parma, Monroe county, and worked in a grist mill for Ira Sperry. He remained there til August 5, 1862, when he enlisted in Company F, 108 New York Volunteers. Mr. Burrell remained with his regiment until April 4, 1864, when he was discharged from the service on account of heart disease. He then returned to Parma and followed the occupation of milling again. In 1869 he came to East Bloomfield and purchased the large flouring mills until then owned by M. and L. Shephard, where he formed a partnership with his brother, known as the firm of T. J. and G. A. Burrell. As a business man and as a public citizen Mr. Burrell achieved a reputation for unflinching honesty and integrity. In 1869 Mr. Burrell married Lydia Dibble. To them was born one son, George. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon from his home. Rev. E. J. Gwynn, pastor of the Methodist church, conducted the services, which were participated in by Crandall Post, G. A. R., of East Bloomfield.

From Ontario County Journal 23 April 1897

North Bloomfield, N. Y. - William Burrell,
after a long illness, died on Sunday afternoon at his home in this place. He had suffered for two months. He leaves a wife and one son, Fred. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at his home. Burial was made at the village cemetery.

From Geneva Courier 11 February 1880

SUDDEN DEATH OF MRS. JAMES BURRILL ON SUNDAY -  The residents on Washington street in this village were startled to hear, on Sunday evening last, of the sudden death of Mrs. Caroline H. Burrill,  one of their neighbors.  Mrs. Henson, Mr. Anthony, and others living near, were hastily called in at about nine o'clock in the evening, and found her expiring, she being dead before a doctor could be summoned.  Mrs. Burrill had been in her usual health during the day.   She attended the Reformed church in the morning, and engaged earnestly in conversation with many on the subject of a sleigh ride she wished gotten up.  Going home, she had barely got into the house before she began to gasp and complained of pain.  She asked her husband to help her off with her wraps.  He, seeing her condition, ran for help.  The neighbors summoned came, and found her lying on the lounge, evidently dying.  Dr. Smith was called, but before he could arrive Mrs. Burrill was dead.  Her overshoes had not been removed, and she passed away without a struggle.

Mrs. McDougall, who had walked along with her from church, was, ten minutes later, sent for to help perform the last sad offices for the dead.  This sudden transition from life to death naturally caused much excitement, and the death of so estimable lady has caused much grief among her many friends and relatives.

Mrs. Caroline H. Burrill was the daughter of Frederick and Elizabeth Haws, and was born in Geneva in October 1821.  She lived here for some years, when she removed to Canandaigua, where she became acquainted with James Burrill and was engaged to be married.  She returned home for that purpose, and was married the 25th of December 1844, in Geneva.  Soon after she with her husband removed to Canandaigua, afterwards to Seneca Falls, and then to Geneva, bringing their certificates of church membership from the Presbyterian church, of Seneca Falls, and were received into the communion of the Reformed Dutch church Geneva, Sept. 4, 1857.  From that time till her death she was a faithful member, and always active in every department of Christian work, showing her faith by her good deeds.  She was among those who helped Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Oppie in their preparations for leaving Geneva, not long since, and in her death the Reformed church has lost a faithful member. Mrs. Burrill leaves a husband, a married daughter Mary, wife of C. L. Adams, of the Trumansburg Sentinel, and and an unmarried son and daughter, Joseph and Eliza W. Her children were all at Trumansburg at the time of her death. The funeral will be held from her late residence No. 37 Washington street, on Thursday, Feb. 12th inst. at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.  Friends of the family are invited.

From Geneva Daily Times 6 July 1903

The death of James Burrill occurred at his home, 141 Washington street, this morning at 1:30 o'clock. Mr. Burrill was one of the oldest residents of this city. He was born in Haverhill, Mass., May 18, 1809, and was in his 95th year. The greater part of his life had been spent in Geneva. He came here when 35 years of age and with the exception of a few years spent at Trumansburg and Canandaigua, had lived in this city ever since. The deceased was a cabinet-maker and worked for years for T. G. Smith. Mr. Burrill was the oldest surviving member of the old Dutch church. The deceased had been in feeble health for about a month and his death this morning was sudden. He is survived by a son, Joseph Burrill with whom he resided, and two daughters, Mrs. C. L. Adams of Geneva, and Mrs. S. Friedlander of Minneapolis, Minn. Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed. Burial Washington Street Cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 15 February 1901

Jennie Coxe Burrill,
wife of Joseph C. Burrill, died at the family residence, 141 Washington street, in this city, Wednesday, February 13th, 1901, of consumption, aged 29 years.  She was born near Trumansburg, Tompkins county, and lived there all her life until she came with her husband about five years ago to reside in this city.  While living here she made many warm friends by her cordial and happy ways, to whom her death will be a great loss.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian church of this city.  The bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of all.  Funeral services will be held at her late residence on Washington street Sunday afternoon at 2:30.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 30 October 1907

Shortsville, N. Y. - 
The funeral of William H. Burris, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alma Rhoda of this village, on Wednesday morning, was held from the house on Thursday afternoon, the Rev. S. S. Pratt of Manchester, pastor of the Shortsville and Manchester M. E. church, officiating; and the body was taken to Corning for interment. Mr. Burris was born in Steuben county 67 years ago, and until three weeks ago was a resident of Corning. He had suffered for the past two months from cancer of the stomach, which disease caused his death. He is survived by one son and six daughters: Samuel Burris of Corning; Mrs. Alma Rhoda of Shortsville; Mrs. Kate Lewis of Burdette; Mrs. Leona Miller of Plainsville, Ohio; Mrs. Jennie Everetts of Cleveland, Ohio; Miss Vola Burris of Plainsville, Ohio; and Mrs. Carrie Shaw of Plainsville, Ohio.

From Geneva Daily Times 13 June 1932

Mrs. Delia Burroughs,
widow of the late Silas D. Burroughs, of this city, died this morning following a brief illness at the home of her niece, Mrs. Edwin Westfall, Phelps, where she had been visiting. She leaves a daughter-in-law, Mrs. E. R. Burroughs, with whom she has made her home for many years; one grandson, Kenneth of Rochester; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 24 April 1923

Holcomb, N. Y., April 23 - Edward F. Burt,
65 years old, died at the Highland Hospital in Rochester Sunday night. Mr. Burt was taken to the hospital for treatment Saturday. He had been ill less than a week. He was born in Mendon, January 1, 1861, the son of Marquis and Esther Burt. All his early life was spent in Mendon. In 1881 he married Minnie North and since that time had spent most of his time here at his farm home in the Victor road. He leaves his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Rodney Ingham of Swanzey, N. H.; one son, Howard, at home; one brother, Marvin F. Burt of Buffalo; one sister, Mrs. A. J. Tinker of Johnson's Creek. He was a Republican and at one time was supervisor for this town. He was a member of Milnor Lodge, F. and A. M., of Victor.

From Ontario County Journal 23 January 1885

Dr. Jonathan Burt,
an old resident and for many years the leading physician of Phelps, died at that place on the 14th inst. He was eighty years of age.

From Geneva Daily Times, December 26, 1929, page 9

Robert W. Burtch, aged 69, died this morning at the Dixon Sanitarium following a short illness. He is survived by two sons, Raymond of Buffalo and Harold of Geneva, and two daughters, Mrs. Serfaas DeWind of this city and Mrs. John Sexton of Geneva, R.D. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Serfaas DeWind of East Washington street, with Rev. Samuel H. Edsall of Trinity Church officiating. Interment will be in Dobbin Cemetery, town of Waterloo. Thanks to Martha McGill for this contribution.

From Geneva Gazette 28 April 1893

Oaks Corners -
On Monday morning of this week occurred the death of Mrs. Charles Burtis.  The funeral services were observed at her late residence Wednesday afternoon at  1 o'clock, where a large concourse of people gathered to pay their respects to the sainted dead.  Rev. Henry Porter of Ovid, son of Dr. Porter of Geneva, officiated, speaking tender words of comfort and cheer to the mourning ones from the words:  "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord from henceforth: You, saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them."

Singularly beautiful in character and life, Mrs. Burtis was beloved by all who came in contact with her.  She will be much missed in this community where nearly all of the sixty-eight years of her life have been passed and where for fifty-five years she had been a consecrated church member.  Three children have passed on before her.  Four are left to mourn her loss, namely:  Mr. A. B. Burtis of Cleveland; Miss Emma and Henry Burtis of Oaks Corners, and Mrs. Fred Porter of Lodi, N. Y.

From Geneva Gazette 20 February 1863

Died, in Phelps, on the 1st Feb. inst., Mrs. Elizabeth Burtis, aged 81 years. The deceased was a native of Westchester county, N. Y. After a residence of more than thirty years in the city of New York, she removed to Geneva and then in 1832 to Phelps where her husband, Arthur Burtis, Esq., died in 1833. She professed her faith in Christ in early life, in connection with the Rutger's Street Church, New York; and for nearly sixty years has adorned her profession by a consistent life. She was gentle and unassuming in her manners, kind and benevolent to all, and faithful and affectionate in the various relations of life. She continued active and diligent to the last, and after a sickness of three days, entered into rest, falling asleep in Jesus.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 25 March 1933

Geneva, N. Y., Mar. 24 - Henry B. Burtis,
72, who conducted a stock farm for years at Oaks Corners, died last night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas w. Bassett of Interlaken. He also leaves a son, Charles H. Burtis of Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Carl Maurbofer of Fairport and Miss Clara E. Burtis of this city; and two sisters, Miss Emma Burtis of Phelps and Mrs. Clara Porter of Ovid. Funeral tomorrow at 3 p.m. at the Oaks Corners Presbyterian church.

From Geneva Advertiser 23 May 1893

Drowned in Seneca Lake -
Last Thursday at about 12:30 noon, when the weather was beginning to take a turn for the better, although drizzling a little, Fred Burton -- whose wife keeps the millinery store, retaining the name of Madison in her business, that being her maiden name -- started out for a sail on the lake alone.  His was a small row boat, in which he had rigged a sail. He was seen near the end of the long pier by Fred. Chase at about one o'clock.  The next day, Friday, his boat was found bottom upward on the east shore of the lake, but Burton has not been seen since.  The only report is that on Thursday evening a soft black hat was seen floating in the canal or canal basin, but little attention was given to it at the time for it was not known that any one was missing.
When he did not come to supper, Mrs. Burton grew uneasy, wondering at his unusual absence.  Her fears were quieted by the thought that perhaps he had gone down to Waterloo.  That night he did not return, nor the next day.  Then about four o'clock in the afternoon of Friday the report that his empty boat was found came to her, and she closed and locked the store. Searching parties have been out in boats, but not knowing where to drag have not been successful.  There are at least four square miles of lake bottom to drag over, and the catching on to the body will be pure accident.

Fred Burton is a son of William Burton of New York, a grandson of the late Wm. Burton of Waterloo, once a prominent lawyer of Seneca Co.  His age was about 26 years.  He was passionately fond of boating and devoted many spare hours to rowing and fishing on the lake.  He has been here less than six months, and had made few acquaintances outside of store business.  The search will be kept up until the body is recovered.

From Geneva Daily Times 28 November 1904

Jennie B. Burton,
wife of James W. Burton, mail carrier, died at 2:30 o'clock yesterday morning at her home, No. 33 Geneva street, after being in ill health for two years. The deceased was thirty-six years of age. Mrs. Burton, who was formerly Miss Jennie B. Andrus, was born in this city. She was married nine years ago. Since early life she has been a communicant at St. Peter's church. Besides her husband, she is survived by four daughters and her mother, Mrs. Sarah E. Andrus. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the house, Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., rector of St. Peter's church, officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.

From Shortsville Enterprise 24 December 1914

The death of Mrs. Rebecca Burton, one of Shortsville's oldest and best known residents, occurred at her home in West Main street about 7 o'clock on Saturday night, occasioned by injuries received by a fall at her home the previous Wednesday morning. Her age was 72 years. Mrs. Burton was descending the stairs to the first floor when she lost her footing and was precipitated to the bottom of the stairs. This resulted in a fracture of her skull, her right arm broken in two places and numerous body bruises, beside a great shock to her system. She suffered greatly as a result and her condition gradually grew worse until relieved by death. Mrs. Rebecca Burton was the relict of S. A. Burton, who died in the Parlor Village on June 8, 1907. She was born in the town of  Machias, Cattaraugus county, on February 25, 1842, a daughter of the late William and Julia Potter. She was married to Mr. Burton during the year of 1866. Her early days were passed in Palmyra, but for the last 42 years she had resided in Shortsville. The survivors are three brothers, James K. Potter and John W. Potter of Shortsville, and Eben Potter of Seneca Castle; a daughter, Mrs. Edwin Bounds of Rochester; two nephews, Frank W. Potter of Buffalo, and Charles H. Potter of Hebron avenue; also one grandchild, Charles Burton Bounds of Rochester. The funeral services were held from her late home on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. C. C. Reynolds of Waterloo, a former pastor of the Shortsville Methodist church, of which institution the deceased was a faithful and devout member. The remains were placed at rest beside those of her husband in Brookside Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 8 June 1907

Solomon Burton,
aged 80 years, one of Shortsville's oldest citizens, died at 5 o'clock last night. He leaves his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Edna Bounds of Rochester.

From Geneva Daily Times 10 June 1907

The funeral of Solomon A. Burton, who died at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, was held from the family residence on West Main street, at 2 p.m. today. Mr. Burton had been a resident of Shortsville over thirty years. He was a carpenter by trade and several residences in this vicinity were built by him. He was a member of the local Methodist church, having joined it during Rev. L. Waldorf's pastorate here. Mr. Burton had been in his usual health until the middle of last week and even at that time, his case was not considered of so serious a nature as to make it necessary to summon his daughter, Mrs. Edwin Bounds, who resides in Rochester. Rev. S. S. Pratt will conduct the services. Interment will be in the family plot in Brookside Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 1 March 1923

William Burton,
82 years of age, died last evening at his home, 109 William street, after a brief illness. Mr. Burton had not been well for a number of years, but was able to be about until recently. Mr. Burton was born in England but came to Geneva at an early age and has resided here nearly all his life. He was at one time proprietor of the Mansion House in Geneva, now the Algonquin Hotel. He was also proprietor and manager of the Burton Cafe in Exchange street for a number of years and was also one of the Cafeteria Company. He was associated for a time with the late S. K. Nester as a grain buyer. Mr. Burton was a member of St. Peter's church and the oldest member of St. Peter's Men's Club. He is survived by one son, James W. Burton, of this city; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at his late residence. Rev. Kenneth A. Bray of St. Peter's church, officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 23 August 1910

Mrs. John Busby
died this morning at 5 o'clock at her home in the town of Phelps. Besides her husband, she leaves a mother in England; five daughters, Mrs. James David and Mrs. Emma Toll of Phelps; Mrs. Jennie Martin of East Syracuse; Mrs. Ada May Umpstead of Rochester; and Mrs. Elizabeth Ann David of Geneva; and one son, Charles J. Busby of Phelps. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house, Rev. Mr. York of Phelps officiating. Interment in the Phelps cemetery.

From Victor Herald 10 April 1903

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -
The community was saddened on Wednesday morning to hear of the death of Mrs. Frank Busch,  which occurred the evening before. While Mrs. Busch had not been in good health for a year, her death was not looked for by her family, She, having walked to the table in the evening and eaten supper with her family, on going to her room  was immediately taken worse, and died at eleven o'clock. Besides her husband, the deceased leaves two small children, a father, two brothers, John Leary of Buffalo, Michael Leary of Cleveland, Ohio; five sisters, Mary, Ella, Lizzie, Sadie and Alice Leary, all of this town. The funeral was held from St. Joseph's church Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock, Rev. Simon FitzSimmons officiating. Interment was made at Lima.

From Ontario County Journal 5 November 1909

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -
On Friday afternoon, the community was startled to hear of the sudden death of Frederick Busch, while sitting in his chair. Mr. Busch had been in poor health for about a year, but his death was unexpected and came as a great blow to his wife and many friends. Mr. Busch was a young man of sterling worth and was highly esteemed in the town where he had resided since his birth, 31 years ago. His funeral was held from St. Joseph's church on Monday morning and was largely attended. Rev. Simon FitzSimons officiated. The Modern Woodmen of America, of which society Mr. Busch was a member, attended in a body. Besides his wife and infant daughter, he leaves one brother, Frank Busch, and four sisters, Mrs. J. J. Rigney, Mrs. George Howes of this town; Mrs. Winfield Baker of Ionia, and Mrs. Jacob Ahlor of Bloomington, Ill. Six nephews, Martin E. Rigney, Frederick Rigney, George Peck, Raymond Baker, William Howes and Frederick Howes acted as bearers. Interment was at Lima.

From Geneva Daily Times 28 May 1907

The funeral of George Bush, who died Sunday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. E. Wheeler, of No. 349 Exchange street, will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the house and interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery. The deceased was 79 years old and was a veteran of the Civil War, having served with the 126th Volunteers. He was also a member of the Union Veterans' Union. He has been ill for the past year with a cancer of the stomach, and for the past four months has been confined to the house. He was born in Ulster county, N. Y., and about thirty years ago moved to Junius. Lately he has resided in this city. His survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Austin E. Wheeler and Mrs. Alfred W. Richards, both of this city; one brother, Abraham Bush of Wolcott, and one sister, Mrs. Edward Stetson, of this city.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 24 January 1918

Canandaigua, N. Y., Jan. 23 -
At the age of 80 years, Mrs. Harriet E. Bush, died at the home of her son, Irving D. Elwell, at Cheshire, yesterday. She leaves a son, and a daughter, Mrs. Alfred Smith. The funeral is to be held from the Elwell residence Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. William E. Searles, of this city, officiating, and interment will be made in Pine Bank Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 14 April 1932

Hall, April 14 -
Funeral services were conducted today for James Bush, age 58, who died at his home east of this village Monday, He leaves his widow, Mrs. Jennie Bush, four sons, Kenneth of Bellona, Gordon, Donald and Melvin of Hall; and one sister, Mrs. Harry Audinwood of Corning. Burial was made in Little Church cemetery following the services which were conducted at the Congregational church, Hall, Rev. James Sykes officiating.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 25 April 1906

Tuesday night of last week at his home at Bush's Point on the lake shore occurred the death of O. T. Bush, aged 77 years, after a long illness, heart trouble being the immediate cause of death. Mr. Bush was one of the best known fruit growers along the lake shore. Mr. Bush was three times married and is survived by his wife and four daughters, Mrs. Carrie Townsend of Penn Yan, and Mrs. Robert Lucas, Mrs. Scott Bush and Mrs. Adeline Bush of Canandaigua.

From Geneva Gazette 7 June 1878

Another Aged Citizen Departed -
On Sunday last (June 2) Mr. Peter L. Bush died at his residence on Genesee street. The deceased was born near Paterson, N. J., May 22, 1794, making his age a little over 84 years.  At a comparatively early period, he removed to Western New York, locating in the adjoining town of Benton, where for fifty years and upwards, he maintained the character as in all after life of a worthy, respected citizen and an industrious, successful and prosperous farmer.  For a short time after leaving Benton, he resided in Varick, Seneca county; and about fifteen years ago, having attained his "three-score and ten," and with a competence equal to his unostentatious yet comfortable support, he settled down to a quiet, retired life in Geneva.  He was an attentive reader of current politics and general history, and a close observer of passing events -- an intelligent and democrat, never failing by voice or vote to sustain his party and its candidates. It has been our gratifying privilege many times to escort him in a carriage to the polls on election day, when too feeble or infirm to walk thereto.  The death of Mr. Bush makes another inroad on the membership of the Reformed Church of Geneva, which has been so fearfully decimated within a few months past.  Mr. Bush leaves a widow (his second wife) and two daughters.  Of the latter, one is the widow of the late Dr. Alleman of Waterloo, the other is a Mrs. Wheeler of Oswego county.  Mr. B. was one of a family of fourteen, of whom but two survive -- four of the number having died within thirteen months past.  The funeral of Mr. Bush took place yesterday, the remains being taken to Waterloo for interment.

From Ontario County Journal 9 May 1913

Canadice, N. Y. - 
Again this community is called to mourn the death of one of its highly esteemed residents. Scott W. Bush, after an illness of four weeks, passed away on Sunday night. His illness was of rather a peculiar nature and baffled the physicians but was later pronounced typhoid fever. Mr. Bush was born in this town about 50 years ago, and was the only son of Osband and Phebe Jackman Bush. When a child he removed to Michigan with his parents, where his mother died. Later the family returned to the town of Canandaigua. Mr. Bush married Miss Anna Henry, of this place, on March 4, 1886. For a few years they lived at Canandaigua, but about 15 years ago came to this town and had since made this place their home. Mr. Bush had always been identified with the best interests of the town. He had been, for a number of years, an assessor and was also a member of the church board. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Phebe Bush Gibbs and Miss Ruth Bush; and one son, Stuart H. Bush, all of this place. Two sisters, Mrs. Albert Lucas and Mrs. Carrie Youngs, of Canandaigua; and two half-sisters, Misses Addie and Jane Bush, also survive. Friends sympathize deeply with the bereaved family. The funeral was held from the home on Wednesday at 1 o'clock, with interment at Lakeview cemetery at Honeoye.

From Geneva Daily Times 27 December 1931

Mrs. Antonia Bushlack,
69, widow of Lorenzo Bushlack, died yesterday at her home, Elm street, after a short illness. She is survived by two sons, Michael and Jack Bushlack; one daughter, Mrs. Michael Legott; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; one brother, Joseph Caito of Geneva. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock from her late home on Elm street and 9 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 7 September 1943

Mrs. Jennie M. Bushlack,
67, widow of Joseph Bushlack, died at her home, 80 Wadsworth street, yesterday, after a long illness. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Leo Balistrieri of Geneva, Mrs. Charles Sabatini of Geneva, Mrs. Edward DeMattia of Seneca Falls, Mrs. Conrad Sabatini of Seneca Falls, Mrs. J. B. O'Brien of Geneva; one son, Thomas C. Bushlack of Auburn; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral rites will be held from her late home Thursday morning at 8:30 o'clock and at 9 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales Church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 5 April 1934

Lorenzo Bushlack,
aged 67, died at his home at 106 Elm street Tuesday afternoon after a long illness. He leaves his wife; one daughter, Mr. M. J. Legott; two sons, Michael and John of Geneva; six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Andriolla of Syracuse. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the house and 9 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

From Ontario County Times 11 February 1874

Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Anne Bushnell
departed from this life Saturday night. She had been in poor health for some time previous to her last sickness, and failed rapidly during the last few weeks. Her age was 79 years. The funeral services were appointed at 12 o'clock on Tuesday.

From Phelps Citizen 24 August 1877

Mrs. James Bushnell
died at her residence, West Main St., Phelps, last Sunday morning. The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon.

From Ontario County Journal 27 April 1900

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. Emily Buss, whose death occurred at the City hospital in Rochester subsequent to a very serious operation, was held in St. John's church in this village on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Baum officiating. The church was filled to overflowing and the service was beautiful and impressive. The elaborate and many floral designs, aside from the profusion of cut flowers, gave evidence of the sympathy of many kind and loving friends. Mrs. Buss was born in Hopewell, near this village, and lived here all her earlier life. After marriage she moved with her husband to Connecticut, where she remained until a few years ago, when she, with her two children, returned here. She was congenial, sympathetic and interested in the affairs of others always. A motherly, lovable woman, whom one must need remember kindly. Her death was particularly sad and the hearts of all were deeply touched. Besides her two children, Miss Lettia and Charles, two sisters survive her, Mrs. Henry Hill and Mrs. Chapman, both of this village. Those from out-of-town in attendance at the funeral were Hon. and Mrs. Wm. Parkhurst, Mr. and Mrs. F. Cox, Mrs. George Benham and daughter, Mrs. S. Hill, Mrs. George Jamison, Mrs. Case, Mrs. John Andrews, Mrs. Elizabeth Benham, Mrs. Grace and Chauncey Spear, of Canandaigua; Mr. and Mrs. Granger Benham, Mr. and Mrs. Boswell Benham, of Hopewell. Interment at was made in the village cemetery.

From Geneva Courier 18 April 1883

Death of James Butcher -
Died in Geneva on Sunday the 15th, of pneumonia, James Butcher, aged 70 years.  He came to Geneva with his family about 10 years ago from England, and settled where he has since lived.  He was well regarded by his neighbors; who held him in high respect.  He leaves a widow, and several children, all adults.

From Geneva Courier 6 June 1877

Catherine, wife of Thomas Butcher
, died on the 31st ult. at her residence on the Old Castle road, aged 72.  Mrs. B. has long been a sufferer but is now free from care and pain.  She was a native of Pennsylvania, and has been a resident of Seneca over 40 years.  The funeral was attended from the residence on the 5th inst. by a large concourse of friends, Rev. Mr. Corbin officiating.

From Geneva Gazette 21 September 1883

THOMAS BUTCHER, an old, well-known and highly esteemed farmer of Seneca, residing on the Castle road about three miles west of Geneva, died on the 19th inst. of apoplexy, aged 83 years.  He had been ill for several years showing apoplectic symptoms, and a fatal termination sooner or later was not not unexpected by himself and family; consequently his "house was put in order" for the change.  His was a blameless life, and he held a firm reliance on the promises of Divine redemption.  His funeral takes place today.

From Geneva Gazette 18 December 1891

Obituary -
The death of Mrs. Wilson Butcher at her home near Stanley on the 7th inst., has caused profound sorrow not only to her immediate family surviving, but to a large circle of other relatives and friends.  The deceased was a native of the town of Seneca, a daughter of the late Taft Reed, a family known as among the pioneer settlers of this region.  About forty years ago she married a worthy neighbor, Mr. Wilson Butcher, with whom her life has been contented and happy.  Two children survive the union, a son and daughter, both comfortably circumstanced.  She had been an invalid for two or three years but bore her sufferings with Christian fortitude.  Her funeral took place on the 9th inst., interment in Sand Hill cemetery. Her age was 62 years.

From Geneva Daily Times 24 September 1940

Mrs. Cornelia Ann Butler,
91, widow of the late William K. Butler, died this morning at the home of her son, W. Henry Butler, of 12 Goodelle Terrace. Mrs. Butler, who resided at 347 Castle street, had been active until about six weeks ago, when she fell, and following which accident she went to live with her son. Mrs. Butler was born at Oaks Corners, coming to Geneva in 1890. She joined the Oaks Corners Presbyterian church in 1866 and upon moving to this city united with the North Church. She was a member of and took an active interest in the Guilford Class. Surviving are three sons, W. Henry and Lynn V. Butler of Geneva, Fred C. Butler of Rochester; and one grandson, Dr. Robert P. Butler, of Torrington, Conn. Private funeral services will be held from the home of her son Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. Alexander Thompson of the North Presbyterian church officiating. Burial will be in the Bannister cemetery, Oaks Corners.

From Ontario County Journal 17 January 1913

Honeoye, N. Y. -  Mrs. Esther M. Butler,
wife of Charles Butler, who has a fruit farm on the east side of Honeoye lake, died after a short illness on Monday, aged 64 years. Mrs. Butler was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Daniels and was born in Lima. On Sept. 7, 1880, she was united in marriage to Charles Butler. Her married life was spent in this vicinity. Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Washburn; and two grandchildren. The funeral was held at the family residence on Wednesday, Rev. Walter T. Hawthorne officiating. Burial was in Lake View cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 2 May 1919

The death of Mrs. Harriet Rhoades Butler, wife of Floyd D. Butler, occurred at her home on Main street north, on Monday, following a long illness. She leaves, besides her husband, a son; her mother, Mrs. Susie L. Rhoades of Canandaigua; and a sister, Miss Ethel M. Rhoades. of Mamaroneck. Rev. C. M. Connell, of Scottsville, officiated at the funeral services yesterday afternoon. Interment was at Woodlawn.

From Geneva Courier 7 May 1873

Fatal Accident - John Butler,
as elderly colored man, well known here as a late resident of our village, was killed at the Canandaigua Hotel last Monday afternoon, by accidentally falling down the main stairs of the house.  He survived his injuries only two or three hours.  He was in the employ of Mr. John Shearman,   proprietor of the hotel.  John Butler was born and bred a slave, under the old Southern regime, and during his years of bondage experienced many hard knocks.  He had much native shrewdness, and was clever and obliging to all.  He was not positive about his own age, but must have been at least sixty years old.  He leaves a wife, who resides here.  His remains were brought here for interment yesterday afternoon.  Penn Yan Express

From Ontario County Times 2 December 1874

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
Monday, the 23d ult., Mrs. Joseph Butler died, after only a short illness. The funeral was attended Wednesday.

From Ontario County Journal 11 January 1889

East Bloomfield - Died, Sunday morning, Jan. 6, Joseph B. Butler, after a short illness. He was one of Bloomfield's most energetic men, one of the first of her sons to enlist in the defense of his country when the call was made for recruits. He enlisted at Lima in 1861, under Captain Perkins, and was a member of Co. G, 27th Regt., N. Y. S. V. He was in the first battle of Bull Run and severely wounded in the shoulder, was taken prisoner and for a short time confined in Libby prison, but was exchanged and discharged from service shortly after on account of the wound. He was a hard-working, industrious man, and only two days before his death did a big day's work. A family, consisting of a wife and ten children, mourn his loss. This is one of the saddest deaths that has occurred in the community in years, and the afflicted ones have the sympathy of all.

From Ontario County Chronicle 6 February 1901

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Laura A. Butler,
the oldest person in town, died shortly before midnight last week Tuesday night. She would have been 97 years old on the 13th of April next. She was a woman of remarkable vitality and had been near death a number of times, but always rallied. She was the widow of the late Joseph Butler, who was a drummer in Capt. Adams' Rifle Company, recruited in the town of Bloomfield in the war of 1812, which company did good service on the frontier. Mr. Butler was a pensioner of that war, the last in town, out of a number of seven who all lived to a good old age. Deceased is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Eunice M. Ball.

From Ontario Messenger 29 January 1845

Died -
in this village, Jan. 22d, 1845, Mr. Lewis Butler, a colored citizen, aged 73 years.  Mr. B. was one of the early settlers of this village; he came in with the Hon. Oliver Phelps, and though an humble individual, he always maintained a good character for truth and honesty. But Mr. B. was doomed to many trials and misfortunes - he sailed with Mr. Lester Phelps as a servant, for England and France; after he arrived in London he was taken sick and left by Mr. Phelps, who pursued his journey to France. Mr. B. recovered from his sickness and obtained a situation as servant with a British officer, and sailed with the fleet to Porto Rico, but the British forces failing to take the island, sailed for St. Domingo, where Mr. B. was taken sick with the fever of the country; he was supposed to be past recovery and was left in an old deserted cabin alone to die - but the Lord was good to him - he recovered and returned to the U. S. Mr. B. was an affectionate husband and kind father. Peace be to his remains.

From Geneva Daily Times 31 July 1941

The funeral of Lynn V. Butler of Sherrill street, who died yesterday, will be held from the home of his brother, W. Henry Butler, tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Oaks Corners. Mr. Butler is survived if a son, Dr. Robert P. Butler, of Torrington, Conn.; two brothers, Fred G. Butler of Glendale, Calif., and W. Henry Butler of Geneva. He was a member of Ark Lodge, No 332, F. & A. M.

From Ontario County Journal 16 March 1906

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  The death of Mrs. Marion K. Butler, widow of William M. Butler, occurred at the family home on the Victor road on Monday morning, at the age of 77 years. Mrs. Butler was possessed of many kindly virtues, and she exemplified the Master's teachings in her daily living. She had been able to get out but little during these later years and the visits of her friends were especially welcome to her. Since the death of her husband, three years ago, she and her daughter, Miss Marion Butler, had lived alone. Another daughter, who resides at Worcester, Mass., and son, John Butler, of Washington, D. C.. survive her. The funeral was held from the home on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. W. D. Robinson officiating. The interment was in the Rice cemetery.

From Phelps Citizen 31 January 1895

Mrs. Mary Butler,
of Geneva, died on Wednesday of last week, aged 74 years.

From Ontario County Journal 19 May 1911

Cheshire, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Nancy T. Butler occurred at her home, near here, on Wednesday evening, aged 84 years, eight months. She is survived by one son, Miner H. Butler; two daughters, Mrs. Laura Daniels of Cheshire, and Mrs. Nancy Rennoldson of Naples. The funeral services will be held from the home of Mrs. Rennoldson this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in Rose Ridge cemetery.

From Ontario County Times 25 November 1891

Canadice, N. Y. -  Mrs. Rebecca Butler,
relict of the late William Butler, and mother of Mrs. C. B. Hyde, was stricken with paralysis on Monday night of last week, and died the next morning. The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church on Wednesday, Rev. Wallace Dynes, pastor, officiating.

From Victor Herald 13 February 1903

After a long hard struggle for life which he had cheerfully fought for months, William Butler breathed his last on Wednesday night at his home on the East Bloomfield road, about three miles south of this village. Mr. Butler had in his life of 85 years become well-known throughout this section and was always actively interested in current events. He leaves a wife and two daughters, both residents of East Bloomfield, and one son, John H. Butler of Washington, D. C. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the house, Rev. W. D. Robinson officiating. Burial will be made in the Rice cemetery.

From Ontario County Chronicle 21 August 1901

Phelps, N. Y. - Charles Butterfield, aged 73 years, died Friday morning after a long illness. He had resided in this village 37 years, being identified with its business interests. He was a member of Sincerity Lodge, F. and A. M., under whose supervision his funeral will be held Sunday afternoon. His wife a few months ago. He leaves to mourn his loss two sons of this place, John and Charles, and two daughters, Mrs. Dewitt Hammond of Chadwick, Mich., and Mrs. Martin Burzee of Rochester; he also leaves three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Jane Leonard and Mrs. Julia Kellogg of Geneva; Mrs. Frank Page of Seneca Falls, and George Butterfield of Boston.

From Geneva Daily Times 22 January 1924

Phelps, N. Y. - 
The death of Mrs. Elsie Ann Butterfield, aged 75 years, occurred at her home on Main street in this village after a short illness. She is survived by her husband, John R. Butterfield; two daughters, Mrs. H. Rockfeller of Phelps, Mrs. G. H. Kilner of Buffalo; one son, Alfred J. Butterfield of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; one brother, A. P. Seabin of Belding, Michigan; and one sister, Mrs. Albert Seabin of Phelps. The funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the late home. Rev. G. H. Winkworth of the Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be made in the Resthaven Cemetery at Phelps.

From Geneva Gazette 18 November 1898

Died at Willard last Monday night, aged 72 years.  He was a native Genevan and resided here and in our immediate neighborhood up to within a few years.  His father was George Butterfield, who left three sons, and four daughters, of which large family the deceased was the oldest.  Surviving relatives are George (now in Boston), Charles of Phelps, Mrs. Jane Leonard, Mrs. Julia Kellogg and Mrs. Mary Holman of this city.  He was clerk in the canal collector's office for two years, and when the canals were made toll free, he continued in the office as recorder of canal statistics.  He was a man of exemplary personal habits and of strict integrity.  The funeral took place yesterday afternoon. Interment in Glenwood cemetery.

From Ontario County Chronicle 27 February 1901

Phelps, N. Y. - Pheba Jane, wife of Charles Butterfield, aged 73 years, died Saturday morning of paralysis. Besides her husband, she leaves one son, a daughter and two brothers, Benjamin and Alfred Westfall, of this place.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 29 July 1899

Thursday afternoon occurred the death of George Buttrey of Geneva after a lingering illness, at the age of 46 years. A widow, one son and five daughters survive.

From Geneva Daily Times 2 November 1911

Mrs. Hattie A. VanVranken Buttrey,
widow of the late George Buttrey, died this morning at 8:30 o'clock at her home, No. 110 Lyceum street, after a five weeks' illness. The deceased lived in Troy, N. Y., until about 20 years ago when she came to this city. She is survived by five children, George T. Buttrey, Misses Hattie and Edith Buttrey and Mrs. Eugene Pauth of this city, and Mrs. J. W. Engel of Troy; one brother, James VanVranken of Sharon Springs, N. Y. The funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the family residence. Rev. A. E. Hall, pastor of the First Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 4 January 1904

Mrs. Catherine E. Butts,
widow of James E. Butts, died suddenly at 10:30 o'clock yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William P. Durfee, 639 Main street, aged seventy-eight years. Mrs. Butts went to bed as usual on Saturday evening, but when she was called in the morning it was found that she was seriously ill. Dr. H. M. Eddy was called but he was unable to do anything for her and death occurred during the morning. The physician states that the cause of death was heart failure. The deceased was born in Newton, Mass., in 1825. On her marriage Mrs. Butts went to live at Providence, R. I., but later they returned to Newton, from which place they came to this city in 1872. From that time the deceased has lived in this city with the exception of seven years between 1876 and 1883, during which time they lived in Pennsylvania. Mrs. Butts is survived by one son, J. E. P. Butts, discount clerk at the Geneva National bank, and one daughter, Mrs. William P. Durfee, wife of the professor of mathematics and dean of Hobart college. The funeral will take place at 4 o'clock from the college chapel, Rev. Langdon C. Stewardson, D. D., president of Hobart College, officiating, assisted by C. Morton Sills, rector of Trinity church. The remains will be taken tomorrow evening to Mount Auburn, Mass., where the burial will take place.

From Ontario County Journal 7 July 1882

Naples, N. Y. -
The town has suffered a great loss in the death of Mrs. A. J. Byington, a noble woman, mighty in good works, a most devoted mother and the kindest of friends. She died on Friday, June 23d, at the age of 57 years, leaving a husband and five children. The memory of her life is fragrant with good deeds.

From Ontario County Times 28 June 1882

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Clara Byington,
wife of A. J. Byington, died Friday, and was buried Sunday at Rose Ridge. She was an estimable lady, whose maiden name was Parrish. She leaves a family of five grown-up sons and daughters.

From Ontario County Journal 23 February 1906

Naples, N. Y. - 
The death of another old resident and for many years an active business man, Andrew J. Byington, aged 83 years, occurred on Monday morning at the home which he had occupied for a half century and more. Mr. Byington coming here in 1842, from Ithaca, was one of three men who established the Naples Foundry, famous for many years throughout the county for the excellence of its work. Mr. Byington was unexcelled as a pattern maker, and as an expert mechanic. He devised many new models, among them the Naples plow, which had an extensive sale. Lyman Tobey and Otis Fessenden were associated with him, and their plant was for many years very successful. Later Mr. Byington became a druggist and grocery merchant and lumber dealer. For the last 20 years he had in a measure retired, but devoted himself to a considerable degree to fruit growing. He was a Democrat in politics, but did not care to enter into public life. He married, in 1848, Miss Caroline Parrish, who lived 34 years thereafter. They had five children, four of whom are living, Mrs. J. H. Tozer, Fred P. and H. Clay Byington, of Naples, and Albert, now in the west. The daughter, Clara, died in 1900. Two brothers are also living, Albert, of Illinois, and William of Bridgeport, Conn. The funeral was on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. C. C. MacLean officiating.

From Ontario County Journal 2 June 1882

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Eunice Byington,
one of the very old ladies of our village, died on Thursday of last week, aged more than 90 years. She was the mother of A. J. Byington, and the late Mrs. Lyman Tobey, of this place, a noble little woman, not fitted physically, one would think, for this long life full of the duties of a pioneer, of a faithful mother of ten children. She was taken to Dundee for burial, to rest beside the remains of her husband, who died some 20 years ago.

From Geneva Daily Times 17 May 1909

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Almira Byram,
aged 69 years, was found dead at her home in Bristol Center Friday morning. As nearly as can be ascertained, Mrs. Byram, who lived alone, had been getting her breakfast, as it was found upon the stove, just where she had been preparing it. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Henry Dunham of Bristol, and one son, Calvin Monks, of the same place. There is another son, Frank Monks, who is located somewhere in the West.

From Ontario County Journal 10 February 1888

Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Last Tuesday night at 8 o'clock occurred the death of Mrs. John Byram, mother of the late pastor of the M. E. church. Although Mrs. Byram had been a resident of this place but a short time and in very feeble health, she was already known as a woman of rare excellence of character, a true christian and a loving wife and mother, and by no one can she more deeply be mourned than her invalid brother for whom she has cared many years.

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