"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
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,
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
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,
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
From Geneva Courier 18 April 1883
Death of James Butcher - Died in Geneva on Sunday the 15th,
pneumonia, James Butcher, aged 70 years. He came to Geneva with
family about 10 years ago from England, and settled where he has since
He was well regarded by his neighbors; who held him in high
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
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,
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
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.
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
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
From Geneva Gazette 18 November 1898
JAMES BUTTERFIELD -
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
From Ontario County Chronicle 27 February 1901
Phelps, N. Y. - Pheba Jane, wife of Charles Butterfield, aged
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
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
Mrs. Butts is survived by one son, J. E. P. Butts, discount clerk at
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
C. Morton Sills, rector of Trinity church. The remains will be taken
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
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
of the M. E. church. Although Mrs. Byram had been a resident of this
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
and mother, and by no one can she more deeply be mourned than her
brother for whom she has cared many years.
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