"Bu" through "Bun" Obituaries
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 7 February 1933
Canandaigua, N. Y., Feb. 6 - Mrs. Etta D. Buchan of 224 East Gibson
Street, died at her home here today. She leaves four daughters, Mrs.
Grace Childs of Rochester, and the Misses Charlotte, Mary and Edith
Buchan of Canandaigua; and two sons, Fred O. Buchan of Rochester and
Bert W. Buchan of Hopewell. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m.
Wednesday with burial at Seneca Castle.
From Ontario County Journal 21 February 1879
The cause of the sudden and sad death of Mrs. Mary A. Buchan, as
at the inquest held here by Coroner Newman, was paralysis of
the heart. Her age was nearly 56 years. She had been visiting her
father and mother at Honeoye Falls, and took the train there for this
village, to return to her home in Hopewell, at 12:10 on Thursday of
last week. She then seemed to be in good health, although she
complained to a lady sitting in the seat with her of having experienced
severe pains in the head the night before. After the train passed West
Bloomfield, a messenger went into the baggage car and informed the
conductor that a lady was very sick in the coach. He went in and found
Mrs. B. in an alarming condition, and hurried the speed of the train
to reach Miller's Corners. Upon reaching there a physician was speedily
sent for, but she expired before he arrived -- death having ensued in
forty minutes from the time she stepped upon the train. Her son was
awaiting her arrival at the depot here, and when, instead of the living
his mother, he saw her lifeless remains, lying prostrate before him, he
was overcome with anguish - such sorrow as can come to but few in a
lifetime. The funeral services were held at the residence of her
husband, Mr. William Buchan, two miles east of Hopewell Center, on
Saturday last, and an appropriate and feeling discourse was given by
Rev. Mr. Blain, of Hopewell Center.
From Ontario County Journal 2 May 1913
The death of Mrs. Lena F. Buchin occurred at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Edward L. Boyle, on Sunday morning, aged 82 years.
Deceased was a native of Germany, and came to this country 28 years
ago. She leaves her husband, Carl H. Buchin, who resides with a
daughter, Mrs. Bernard Ritzenthaler, at Rochester. Besides Mrs. Boyle
and Mrs. Ritzenthaler, she
leaves a daughter, Mrs. Louis H. Johnston of Brockport; and a son,
George C. Buchin of Fairport; a brother and sister at Germany. There
also survive 27 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Rev.
Livingston L. Taylor officiated at the funeral services held at the
home of Mrs. Boyle on Tuesday afternoon. Interment was at West avenue
Geneva Gazette 22 January 1892
August F. Buchholz - One of our oldest and most highly respected
German citizens died on the 15th inst., aged 70 years, after a few days
illness of pneumonia. He took a zealous part in building the
German Evangelical Church on North Main street, and was alike active in
all good works for the promotion of the spiritual and
material welfare of his countrymen. He leaves a widow
and ten children, all residing in Geneva. Funeral last Monday --
interment at Glenwood.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 August 1895
Frederick W. Buchholtz, an aged citizen, died last night at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Behrens on Madison
avenue. The deceased was born in Germany and came to Geneva twelve
years ago. His wife died in Germany. He leaves four grown-up children,
Gustave of this place, Rudolph of Syracuse, Paul of Wilkes Barre,
and Mrs. Behrens. Mr. Buchholtz had been ailing for over a year. He
was 72 years of age. The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon
at 2:30 o'clock from the German church on North Main street. Burial
From Geneva Daily Times 14 February 1911
MRS. SABINA DOROTHEA BUCHHOLZ
Mrs. Sabina Dorothea Buchholz, wife of William C. Buchholz,
died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Schroeder, 185 Main St., at 8:15 last evening. She was born June
23, 1875, and has lived in Geneva all her life. She is survived by her husband and five children, her parents, three
brothers and one sister. Private service will be held Thursday morning at 9:50 from the home of her parents. At 10
o'clock public service will be held at the German Evangelical Church North Main Street. Burial in Glenwood
Cemetery. No flowers.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 February 1945
Wilson Grant Hunt Buchholz, 46, of 67 Madison street, died last
night at his home, after a long illness. He had been employed at the
Patent Cereals Company for several years, and was a member of the
American Legion and the Masonic Order. He is survived by his wife; two
sons, August and David at home; and his father, A. L. Buchholz. Funeral
services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home,
the Rev. Frederick L. Harper, pastor of the First Presbyterian church,
officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 June
Burial of Dr. Buck - The arrangements for the funeral of the late Rev.
Dana Buck, D. D., who died last Friday afternoon, have been
completed. His son, Rev. M. D. Buck, of Sacramento, Cal., arrived
this morning. The remains will lie in state at his late home,
corner of William and Grove streets, between the hours of three and
five this afternoon. The funeral services will be held tomorrow
morning at 10 o'clock from the residence. Rev. Wm. H. Giles, assisted
by the local clergy, will officiate. After the funeral the
remains will be taken on the noon train to Rochester where the burial
will be made in Mount Hope cemetery at 2:30 o'clock.
From Livonia Gazette 27 February 1941
Mrs. Jessie Murphy Buck, 56, died in Memorial Hospital,
Canandaigua, last week Tuesday, after a long illness. The funeral was
held from the Lacey funeral home in Honeoye, with interment at Lakeview
cemetery, Honeoye. Mrs. Buck was born in Bristol. The survivors
are two daughters, Mrs. Owen Davis of Ohio, and Miss Madeline Buck of
Jamaica, L. I.; three sons, Leslie of Canandaigua, Harold of Allen's
Hill, and Howard of the United States Army in Georgia; also one
brother, James Murphy of Nebraska; and eleven grandchildren.
From Geneva Gazette 9 February 1877
The Times reports that last Saturday evening a young man
named L. E. Buck, while walking on the Northern Central track
just east of Canandaigua, was struck by a locomotive and received
injuries which resulted in death. Deceased was aged 25 years, and
a son of Rev. E. M. Buck of Hopewell.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 February 1907
Mrs. Lorana A. Buck, widow of the late Rev. Daniel D. Buck, D.
D., who formerly was a pastor of the First Methodist church, died
Monday night at the Buck homestead, at the corner of William and Grove
streets. The deceased was 83 years of age. She was born in Ames, N. Y.,
and has resided in Geneva for the past thirty years. She is survived by
one step-son, Milton A. Buck, of Berkley, California; one brother, Mr.
Atwater of Black Creek, Wis., and one sister, Mrs. Julia DeVoll, of
From Ontario County Journal 15 March 1895
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary A. Buck died of paralysis on Tuesday,
March 5. Mrs. Buck was the wife of E. W. Buck, and was 63 years of age.
Her children surviving are Mrs. George H. Watrous of Fairhaven, Wash.;
Mrs. W. H. Tobey and Miss Ida Buck of Naples, and John Buck of Bellona.
She held a policy of $2000 in the Equitable Aid union.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 4 April 1906
Shortsville, N. Y. - Myron M. Buck, one of the most
successful of Shortsville's boys, died at his home in Clifton Springs
on Friday morning, after a long and painful illness, at the age of 63
years. He was born in Shortsville in 1833, being a son of the late
Addison and Sabrina Short Buck, and a grandson of Theophilus Short, the
founder of Shortsville. His early life was passed in his birthplace on
a farm now known as the Booth farm in Canandaigua street, which was
then the property of Theophilus Short. The house in which Mr. Buck was
born still stands, it now being the Booth tenant house, though a
portion of it was moved many years ago to the Sharon Booth farm, west
of this village. When thirteen years of age he went to Canada and made
his home with his brother, A. Cuyler Buck, then a resident of
Brantford, Canada. There he learned the trade of the tinsmith and
remained until he was twenty-three, when he went to Chicago, and about
six years later settled in St. Louis. In that city he began the
manufacturing of lanterns, at first on a very small scale in a small
one-story building which is still standing, and of which he was always
very proud. This small beginning developed into one of the largest
concerns of the United States, manufacturing all kinds of railroad
supplies. Mr. Buck invented a head light that was used by many western
roads. For many years past Mr. Buck has spent the summers in his
Clifton Springs residence and the winters in his St. Louis home, and
always retained a deep interest in Shortsville and vicinity and several
years ago, he gave to this village the M. M. Buck Free Library.
His first wife was Miss Clara Whitney, daughter of Captain Whitney of
Hopewell, who died leaving a young daughter; and about 27 years ago he
married Miss Velma Sawyer of Orleans, who survives him. He is also
survived by a grandson, Myron Horton. Mr. O. C. Buck of Grove street is
his nephew. The funeral was held from his late home in Clifton Springs
at two o'clock Monday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. H. L.
Dorchester, pastor of the Linwood Avenue Methodist Episcopal church,
St. Louis, of which he was a prominent member and an elder. Interment
was in Brookside Cemetery, Shortsville.
From Ontario County Journal 22 October 1897
North Bloomfield, N. Y. - Wallace Buck, a well-known citizen of
this place, died very suddenly at his residence last Sunday. The cause
was apoplexy. He had been in poor health for a long time. He leaves a
wife and son to mourn his loss. The funeral services were held at his
home on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial was at Honeoye Falls.
From Ontario County Journal 20 June 1919
Bristol, N. Y. - The people of the community were greatly saddened by the death of Mrs. George Buckalew at
her home on Friday afternoon at about 5 o'clock. She had been afflicted
with heart trouble for some time and had been confined to her home for
several months and had suffered greatly. She was the daughter of
Elnathan and Mary Cornell Thomas and was born on April 26, 1867, in the
house where she passed away, and was married to George Buckalew, their
nearest neighbor's son, on Dec. 29, 1886. Two children were born to
them, Mrs. James Morrow of Honeoye, and Ralph, both of whom, with the
husband, survive. She is also survived by a grandson, Gerald Morrow.
The town has lost a good woman and she will be missed by her church in
which she was an active worker, the Red Cross, her club and her
neighborhood. She left many friends as was testified by the many
beautiful floral tributes and the presence of so many who came to pay
their last tribute to the memory, those who had been welcomed to her
home many times. Fifty-eight autos and several other vehicles were
required to bring them. The funeral was held from her home on Sunday
afternoon. Rev. O. F. Alvord officiated, and Mrs. Alvord sang,
unaccompanied, two solos. Burial was in Evergreen cemetery. David
Thomas of East Bloomfield, an uncle of Mrs. Buckalew, who was 84 years
old on Sunday, attended the funeral.
From Ontario County Journal 6 June 1902
Gorham, N. Y. - The death of Jacob Buckalew occurred at the
home of his son, Emory, in this village, after a brief illness of
hiccoughs, Friday morning. Deceased was 78 years of age and had been a
resident of this place nearly all his life. The funeral services were
held from the home of his son on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. J.
E. Wilson officiating.
Interment was in the Gorham cemetery. The following children survive
him: Edward of Penn Yan; Charles of Michigan; Mrs. Anna Reed and Mrs.
Louise Roff of Canandaigua; Mrs. Bell Prysler of Fergusons; and Emory
of this place.
From Ontario County Journal 10 October 1913
In a walk cross lots to a neighbor's, Oscar Buckalew of
Honeoye, well-known throughout the county, tripped on a wire in the
grass, at about 9 o'clock on Wednesday morning, and fell in such a
manner on the basket that he carried as to receive injuries that caused
his death before 11 o'clock. Mr. Buckalew was 74
years of age and had spent most of his life in Bristol. The funeral
services will be held at the home tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock with
interment at Evergreen cemetery in Bristol. Besides his wife, he leaves
a daughter, Mrs. William Hayes of Bristol, a granddaughter, Mrs. Harold
Fletcher of Holcomb; a great-grandson; also a sister, Mrs. C. D. Bush
of Bellona. Mr. Buckalew had always lived a most exemplary life and
was a kind husband and father, and obliging neighbor. A grandson of the
deceased, Oscar Hayes, received serious injuries in a fall from a tree
in which he was picking apples at about the same time. It is not know
how Hayes fell but it is thought he fainted. He was reported as
comfortable last evening.
From Ontario County Journal 6 March 1896
Honeoye, N. Y. - Richard Buckalew, aged 79 years, died at his
son's, Spafford Buckalew, in Bristol, on Thursday, Feb. 26. The
interment was in Evergreen cemetery at Baptist Hill.
From Victor Herald 3 October 1902
Mrs. Wm. Buckalew died very suddenly last Friday. She is survived
by her husband, two sons, George and Arthur, and one daughter, Mrs.
Wilbur Ashley, besides a number of brothers and sisters. The funeral
was held at her late home on Monday at 2 p.m. Burial was made at
From Ontario County Journal 15 January 1904
Naples, N. Y. - William W. Buckbee, a former resident of
Naples, and son of John R. Buckbee, of Hunt's Hollow, died on Sunday at
Wisner, aged 42 years. He leaves a wife and seven children; also his
father and mother.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 July 1915
Gorham, N. Y. - This community was shocked on Monday evening to hear of the sudden death of Emory Buckelew, which
occurred at his home on South street about 7 o'clock in the evening.
Mr. Buckelew had eaten a hearty supper, and later went to his barn to
direct the unloading of a
couple of loads of hay. He attempted to assist in the unloading but
after working a few minutes, said that he could do no more, and must
get down stairs. He was assisted to the house and medical aid summoned,
but he survived only about half an hour. The cause of death is
attributed to acute indigestion, combined with a weak heart. The
deceased had not been in robust health during the past few years, and
at various times had been attacked with illness, having had
such an attack a few weeks ago, from which he had not seemed to fully
recover, though he had been about his work during the present month. He
was a master carpenter and fine workman, and his services were always
in demand. He was a good citizen and a kind neighbor. Mr. Buckelew
always lived in Gorham, having been born upon the farm now owned by
Robert Affleck. He leaves, besides his wife; one daughter, who resides
at home; and one son, William Buckelew of this village; also three
sisters and two brothers, one of the latter of whom lives in the West.
The funeral was held at the house this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Dr. John
McColl of the Presbyterian church officiated, and burial was in the
From Ontario County Journal 12 July 1901
South Bristol, N. Y. - John R. Buckelew, who died at Bristol
Center on July 1, was born in Bristol in 1854. He was married to
Matilda H. Pestle, of the same place, in 1874. They commenced
housekeeping on a farm and he became a successful farmer of that town.
About three years ago he purchased and moved to a farm in this place.
He was well respected by all his neighbors. He had been afflicted with
Bright's disease for many years, and at times suffered severely.
Besides his wife, there survive him one daughter, Mrs. George Monks, of
this place, and one brother, A. A. Richie of Ferguson Corners. The
funeral was held from his late residence on July 2, the Rev. F. F.
Buckner officiating. Interment was made at Bristol.
From Ontario County Journal 1 January 1909
Honeoye, N. Y. - On Christmas day at her home in this village,
occurred the death of Mrs. Melvina Buckelew after a long,
painful illness. She had been in poor health for the past 20 years, but
about two months ago, she suffered an apoplectic stroke and since that
time her suffering has been intense, and her death was hourly expected.
During this time she had, with the assistance of a nurse, been tenderly
cared for by her only sister, with whom she lived. Melvina Kingsbury
Buckelew was born in the town of Bristol, 61 years ago. She was the
daughter of Hampton and Lynda Totman Kingsbury, and with the exception
of the past eight years residence at Honeoye, had lived her life in
that town. At the age of 18 years, she was married to Spafford
Buckelew, whose death occurred four years ago. To them, four children
were born, all of whom died in infancy. She is survived by two
brothers, Sherman Kingsbury of Canandaigua; and Addison Kingsbury of
Jersey City, N. J., and one sister, Mrs. Lucretia Briggs, of this
village. The funeral was held from her late home, Rev. Dr. A. C. Dill
officiating. The casket was covered with flowers. Beautiful music was
rendered by Ira N. Deyo and Mrs. Helen M. Lawrence, with Prof. F. B.
Short, organist. The interment was in Woodlawn.
From Geneva Courier 8 November 1882
GORHAM - Richard M. Buckelew, another one of our old and
respected citizens, died at his late residence Saturday morning, the
28th inst. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church
Monday afternoon, the Rev. F. E. Arnold assisted by
the Rev. H. T. Giles, officiating. Many sympathizing friends and
neighbors were in attendance. Messrs. Elias Newman, Wm.
Hankinson, James Secor, Lebbeus Phillips, H. E. Johnson, and Jonathan
Phillips officiated as pall bearers.
The following was handed us by the pastor: "The deceased was born
in Monmouth Co. N. J., Dec. 1st, 1793. In 1832 he removed thence
to this town and settled with his family. Ten or twelve years
later he united with the Gorham and Middlesex Baptist church, of which
he was a member at his death. Through the infirmities of age and
especially the almost entire loss of hearing, he has to a great extent
been deprived of the privilege of attending public worship." As
the pastor truly remarked, "he had lived a spotless and blameless
An aged widow and five sons survive him.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 14 December 1933
Geneva, Dec 13 - Mrs. Catherine Buckley, widow of Michael J.
Buckley, died last night. She is survived by three sons, Thomas,
Joseph, and William, all of Geneva; three daughters, Mrs. John Harding
and Mrs. George DeVine of Geneva and Mrs. Charles Caton of Chicago; a
brother, Joseph Campbell of Auburn; and a sister, Angie Campbell of
Geneva; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral will be
Friday at 9 a.m. at St. Stephen's Church.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 March 1911
Waterloo, March 30 - Dennis Buckley, of the Town of Junius, died at
his late home yesterday at the age of 84 years and nine months. He is
survived by three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Daniel B. Morrin, Mrs.
Edwin Morrin, both of Waterloo; Michael Buckley, Daniel Buckley, both
of Junius; and Miss Elizabeth Buckley of Junius. Burial St. Patrick's cemetery, Geneva.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 June 1920
Jeremiah J. Buckley, aged 80, was struck by an automobile this
morning at 8 o'clock, resulting in his death a short time later. The
accident occurred at the intersection of William and West streets. John
J. Brown, who was driving the car, states that he saw Mr. Buckley
crossing the street and sounded the horn. Although it is impossible to
tell just how the fatality happened, according to the story told at
police headquarters, Mr. Buckley, who was
deaf, must have turned suddenly stepping in front of the automobile.
The car did not pass over him but threw him, striking his head against
the pavement. Mr. Buckley was rushed to his home at 241 William street
and a doctor called. He died two hours later. Mr. Buckley is survived
by two sons, T. F. Buckley and Tom J. Buckley of Geneva; four
daughters, Abbie V. Buckley, Mrs. Patrick Brennan, Mrs. J. F. Glynn of
this city, and Julia A. Buckley of Mount Morris; two brothers, Morris
Buckley and Daniel Buckley; one sister, Mrs. John Divaney of this city.
The funeral will be held Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock from his late
home on William street and at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's Church.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 September 1907
Mrs. Josephine Buckley, widow of the late Jeremiah Buckley,
died last evening at nine o'clock at the family residence, No. 20
avenue. The survivors are one daughter, Miss Mary A. Buckley; three
John, Eugene, and Stephen, all of this city. Burial St. Patrick's
From Geneva Daily Times 21 December 1903
Mrs. Julia Buckley, mother of Timothy F. Buckley, the well-known
grocer of this city, died shortly after 12 o'clock this morning at her
home four miles west of the city on the Canandaigua-Geneva turnpike, of
pneumonia, after a three weeks' illness, aged 53 years. The deceased
had lived in this vicinity for twenty-six years. She
is survived by two sons, Timothy F. and Thomas J. Buckley; four
daughters, Abbie, Anna, Catherine and Julia, of this city; and two
Daniel Maney of this city and Timothy Maney of Rochester.
From Geneva Gazette 10 May 1901
Mrs. Margaret Buckley, aged
90 years, died at the residence of Edward Murphy on South Exchange
street last Sunday morning at 4 o'clock. Mrs. Buckley was an
invalid for a number of years and suffered a severe attack of grip last
winter from which she did not fully recover and on account of her
advanced age was unable to overcome the effects of the disease.
She had been a resident of Geneva for over fifty years and leaves
to mourn her death, two daughters, Mrs. John Toomey
and Mrs. Timothy Maney, both of Geneva.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 28 April 1929
East Bloomfield, N. Y., April 27 - Mrs. Mary Buckley, 95, one of
the oldest residents of this village, died today at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. George W. Halliday. Besides the daughter at whose home
she died, she leaves another daughter, Mrs. C. C. Johnson of Scranton,
Pa.; and a son, John W. Buckley of this village. Funeral Tuesday morning from the home of her daughter at 9 o'clock and at St. Bridget's Church at 10 o'clock. Burial in Victor.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 June 1906
Mary D. Buckley, wife of Daniel Buckley, died yesterday morning at
4 o'clock at the home of her son, Jeremiah, No. 76 Brook street. Death
was caused by a general breaking down due to old age. The deceased was
80 years of age and had been a resident of Geneva for about fifty
years, having been born in the old country. Besides her
husband, she is survived by two sons, Timothy and Jeremiah, both of
this city. The funeral will take place at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning
from St. Stephens church.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 November 1909
The body of Michael Buckley of West street, who
disappeared from home last Thursday, was found in Seneca lake at a
point near the plant of the Herendeen Manufacturing Company yesterday
morning. The search for Mr. Buckley which was begun when he failed to
return home Thursday night was continued on Friday and Saturday and
when no trace of him could be found, it was decided to drag the harbor.
The work was begun yesterday under the direction of Coroner Flint and
had proceeded to a point a hundred yards or so south of Castle street
when the body was discovered. There were no marks upon it and death
evidently had been accidental. A son of Mr. Buckley who was watching
the work of dragging from the towpath, collapsed when the body was
discovered and it was nearly an hour before he recovered. As soon as
the body was removed from the water it was taken to the undertaking
rooms of Devaney and Fletcher and late yesterday the remains were
removed to the Buckley home at 29 West street.
The last seen of Mr. Buckley alive was on Thursday evening when he was
seen walking down Exchange street by Officer McNerney. It is said that
Mr. Buckley was temperate in his habits and when seen by Officer
McNerney there was nothing unusual either in his appearance or actions
so that it was only after Mr. Buckley was reported missing that the
officer recalled seeing him at all. While Coroner Flint will hold an
inquest this afternoon to determine the facts in the case, the
supposition is that Mr. Buckley became bewildered and walked to the
lake front and then accidentally walked off the dock late at night.
Some burdock burs found in his clothing would indicate that he walked
down one of the alley ways leading from Exchange street. No money or
papers were found upon the body. Mr. Buckley's watch had, however,
stopped at 4:20 o'clock.
He is survived by his wife, four daughters, Mrs. John S. Harding, Mrs.
Charles Caton and Catherine and Mary; three sons, Thomas, Joseph, and
William Buckley; three brothers, Jeremiah, Daniel and Maurice Buckley,
and two sisters, Mrs. John Diviney, of this city, and Mrs. E. Maney of
From Geneva Daily Times 25 May 1905
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Today was held the funeral of Mrs.
Patrick Buckley of Gorham street, who died Monday after a brief
illness from apoplexy, aged 51 years. There survive the
husband, one son and four daughters.
From Geneva Gazette 5 January 1877
East Bloomfield is excited over
the sudden and mysterious death of one Peter Buckley
of that town, who lived alone on Michigan st. His house was
discovered to be on fire which was readily extinguished, when the lone
inmate was discovered, dead in his bed. Being
an inebriate, it is surmised that he went home intoxicated and
in maudlin carelessness set fire to the house and perished by
suffocation. The coroner is investigating the affair.
From Ontario County Journal 8 March 1918
Victor, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Sara Higgins Buckley, nearly
a life-time resident of Victor, occurred on Sunday evening, aged 81
years, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Homer Hill, where she had made
her home for many years. She appeared as well as usual and on Sunday
morning attended the services at St. Patrick's church. She
retired at the customary hour on Sunday evening and at 10 o'clock seem
restless and coughed. Her daughter went to her and found her condition
alarming. A physician was summoned, but she passed away before he
arrived. Sara Higgins was born in November, 1836. In her young
womanhood, she was married to James Buckley, who died many years ago.
She leaves her daughter, with whom she had resided, and one
granddaughter. The funeral services were held at St. Patrick's church
on Wednesday, Rev. J. W. E. Kelly officiating. Interment was in St.
The Geneva Times, Wednesday, April 25, 1956
Mrs. Nettie Bucklin - Seneca Castle
– Nettie May Bucklin, 83, Whitney Rd., Seneca Castle, died Monday night at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Rolin Wetherbee, following a short illness. Funeral
services will be held at the daughter's home at 2:30 p. m. Friday. The Rev. M. E.
Bartholomew, Seneca Castle Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Burial will be in
Sandhill Cemetery. Mrs. Bucklin was the widow of Joseph A. Bucklin and she had
been a lifelong resident of the Seneca Castle area. She was born in the town of
Seneca, April 8,1873, daughter of James and Nancy Loper Padgett. She is a member
of the Seneca Castle Presbyterian Church. Surviving is a daughter,
Mrs.Wetherbee; five grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and several
nieces, nephews and cousins.
Many thanks to Adrienne for this donation.
Geneva Daily Times, Monday, March 15, 1926
Dundee, March 15 - The funeral of William Bucklin, will
be held from the home on Main Street, this afternoon. Rev. M. E.
Bartholomew, of the Presbyterian church will have charge of the
services and interment will be made in the cemetery here. His death
occurred on Friday at the Geneva General Hospital where he had been for
treatment for the past two weeks. He was 35 years of age and came here
about ten years ago from Geneva. He has been manager of the automobile
repair shop of the Earnest and Co. garage in this village for a number
of years. He had made a host of friends here. He was married to Miss
Gladys Smith, of Dundee, who survives him; also one daughter, Florence,
also of this place.
Many thanks to Adrienne for this donation.
From Ontario County Journal 28 February 1890
Dr. J. H. Budd, a prominent physician of Geneva, was found dead in
bed at his residence Tuesday morning. A lady called a 9 a.m., and being
unable to gain entrance to the house, informed Chief of Police Vanness,
who broke in the front door and found the doctor dead. Some attribute
to coal gas, there being a fire burning in the room and the windows
closed. Physicians say heart failure was the cause. Deceased was 44
years of age.
From Victor Herald 12 July 1901
Mrs. Mary Buddington, who has been in feeble health for some time
past, died at her home on East Main street, Tuesday night, at the age
of 81 years. She had been married three times, her last husband, John
Buddington, having died several months ago. Mrs. Buddington had spent
nearly her entire life in this vicinity, and was a member of the
Methodist church in this village. She is survived by two daughters,
Mrs. Elizabeth Munson and Mrs. Mary Dillingham, of this place, and two
sons, William and Eugene Bonner, who reside in the west. The funeral
services were held at her late home this afternoon, Rev. Frank M. Cole
officiating. Interment was made in the village cemetery.
From Victor Herald 19 June 1903
Affliction came heavily to the family and friends of Mrs. Alice
Amelia Buell, wife of Arthur Buell, when her spirit was called
away at 6 o'clock Monday morning. For nearly two years Mrs. Buell had
been a patient sufferer, but during the past few weeks, her condition
had caused the gravest concern to all. The immediate cause of death was
tubercular meningitis. At the time of her death Mrs. Buell had reached
the age of 34 years. She was a member of the Congregational church of
this town. Always a devoted wife and mother, her presence in the home
she had helped to build will be indeed sadly missed as it will be in
the community as a whole where she had many true friends. At the
sorrow-stricken homestead, besides the widowed husband, there are three
children, two girls and one boy, the oldest ten and the youngest barely
five years old, left without a mother's loving care. The mother of the
deceased, Mrs. Lucy Wheeler, also resides at the homestead. Mrs. Buell
also leaves four brothers, Heber E. Wheeler, Dr. S. R. Wheeler, Oscar
Wheeler and Robert Wheeler, and three sisters, Mrs. Charles Hopson,
Ellen E. and Jennie M. Wheeler, all of whom live in this region. The
funeral was largely attended from the house at 2 o'clock this
afternoon, Rev. W. D. Robinson pronouncing the last rites. Interment
was made in East Bloomfield cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 29 September 1916
Mrs. Anna S. Dunn, widow of Charles Buell, passed away on
Saturday. Death was due to a fall suffered at her home two weeks
previous, after which she was removed to Memorial hospital. Deceased
was born at Black Rock on March 17, 1830. On June 16, 1858, she was
married to Charles Buell, of East Bloomfield, who died on Jan. 25,
1913. They resided on the Buell homestead
in East Bloomfield until after the death of their son, John L. Buell,
in 1906, when they removed to Greig terrace in Canandaigua. She was a
woman of very many excellent traits of character and highly esteemed in
every relation of life. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John H.
Jewett and Miss Florence D. Buell; and one son, Dr. Harry C. Buell of
Canandaigua; and a sister, Mrs. K. D. Royce, of Albion. The funeral
services were held from the home on Greig terrace on Monday afternoon.
Rev. Livingston L. Taylor officiated. Interment was in East Bloomfield.
From Ontario County Journal 12 October 1900
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - From his late residence on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock was held the funeral of Augustus Buell, who
was one of the oldest and most respected citizens of this place. The
funeral services were conducted by Rev. William D. Robinson, pastor of
the Congregational church. Mr. Buell was born in this town 76 years
ago, and was the oldest son of Timothy Buell. He is survived by four
children, Arthur A., William C., Lucy R. and Caroline L.; one brother,
Charles, and one sister, Miss Alice Buell, all of this place. Mr. Buell
was for 51 years a member of the Congregational church, and also for
over 30 years a trustee, which office he held until the time of his
death. Mr. Buell was a very generous contributor to his church and
to many local charities, always giving in a quiet way, that was
characteristic of the man. His whole life was so quiet and unassuming
that it was given to but few to know him well and to see the genial and
gentle side of his nature that unfolded itself in his home or among his
friends. But the sterling characteristics which made him the honored
citizen and the Christian man left their impress wherever he went.
During the last months of his life, the weakness accompanying old age
had confined him to his house, and he had been tenderly administered to
by his sons and daughters. Burial Rice Cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 2 May 1888
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Azel Buell, an old resident of East
Bloomfield, died last Saturday, April 29, of cancerous tumor, at the
house of his son, Theron Buell, in Bristol, and was buried this
afternoon by the side of the wife of his youth, in the village cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 31 January 1913
The death of Charles Buell occurred at his home on Greig
Terrace on Saturday morning, following injuries received in a fall and
a stroke of apoplexy suffered the previous Monday. Mr. Buell was born
at the Buell homestead in
East Bloomfield on June 14, 1829, where most of his life was spent. He
was the son of Timothy and Lucy Rice Buell. His grandfather, Capt.
Timothy Buell came from Connecticut to East Bloomfield in 1799. Mr.
Buell's death removes all but one of a family of nine children. His
sister, Miss Alice Buell of East Bloomfield, is the only survivor. Mr.
Buell's marriage to Miss Anna Dunn of Geneseo took place on June 16,
1858. Two sons and two daughters were born to them, Dr. H. C. Buell of
this village, John L. Buell, whose death occurred six years ago, Mrs.
John H. Jewett and Miss Florence Buell. Mrs. Buell survives. Following
the death of their son, Mr. and Mrs. Buell came to Canandaigua to
reside. Mr. Buell was a member of the board of deacons of the
Congregational church at East Bloomfield for many years and after
coming to Canandaigua similarly served the church here. Mr. Buell
possessed a high conception of his religious duties as well as of his
duties toward his family, society and the world. His splendid
character, faithfulness to every trust and affable disposition brought
him the rewards which are the certain results of such attributes.
Rev. Livingston L. Taylor officiated at the funeral services held at
the home on Greig Terrace on Monday afternoon. The remains were taken
to East Bloomfield and a service held there in the church he had so long
been faithful to. Interment took place in the village cemetery nearby.
William C. Buell, Arthur Buell, Henry McGlashen, Henry Arnold and Frank
Munson, nephews of the deceased, served as bearers.
From Victor Herald 23 February 1906
Mrs. Edna Boughton Buell died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S.
Collins Hart in Canandaigua on Friday of last week, aged ninety-four
years. Mrs. Buell was the daughter of Jared Boughton, a pioneer settler
of Victor, and her girlhood was spent on Boughton Hill, where her
father located within a very short time after the details of the Phelps
and Gorham purchase, which included this township, were completed in
1788. At the age of 19 she married Mortimer Buell, son of the Hon.
Jonathan Buell of East Bloomfield. After a few years spent in East
Bloomfield and in Geneseo, they went to Rochester in 1856, where they
lived till Mr. Buell died in 1885. Mrs. Buell was a woman of rare
mental strength, of bright wit, and fine manner, a leader always
wherever placed. Two daughters and one son survive, Mrs. Hart and Mrs.
Martin W. Cooke, of Rochester, and Dr. Jesse W. Buell of Rochester. The
funeral was held on Monday afternoon from the home of Mrs. Hart.
From Ontario County Times 26 April 1865
Johnathan Buell died at East Bloomfield on Saturday morning, April
15th, in the 81st year of his age. Mr. Buell served as Sheriff in this
county in the years 1829, '30 and '31. The bearers of his remains to
their resting place
were Ex-Sheriffs Jonas M. Wheeler, Myron H. Clark, Wm. H. Lamport, Wm.
Harlow Munson and our present Sheriff, John Whitwell. The funeral
were held at the house of George Rice on Monday, April 17. Thus has
away another venerable and good man from our midst who has discharged
public and private duties with such fidelity that while a community
mourns his loss, all feel that he has done his work well and has gone
to his reward.
From Victor Herald 29 September 1899
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Tuesday afternoon the remains of Mrs.
Libbie Gauss, widow of the late Azel Buell, were interred
in the village cemetery. She died at Bristol Saturday morning at the
of 71 years.
From Ontario County Times 4 March 1885
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - We are called upon to chronicle the
sad death from pneumonia of one of our best beloved, Mary Conklin, wife
Mr. Augustus Buell, who died last Thursday morning, the
26th ult., and was buried on Saturday morning. She leaves three little
children. A sweet and beautiful life transferred to a more glorious
field of activity.
From Ontario County Journal 7 June 1889
Bristol, N. Y. - Theron P. Buell died of peritonitis after only a
few days illness on Tuesday evening, May 28th, aged 55 years. The
funeral services, conducted by Rev. E. B. Barber, were held from his
late residence on Thursday at two p.m., and at the Universalist church
in Bristol at three o'clock, and were attended by a large concourse of
people. Mr. Buell was a man who will be universally mourned. Genial in
disposition, given to hospitality, a kind father and affectionate
husband, his death is sincerely regretted. Rev. Mr. Barber preached an
appropriate discourse and testified to his
great worth and manly excellencies. Besides his wife there are left two
sons to mourn his loss. The interment was in the Hill cemetery.
From Ontario Repository and Messenger 22 January 1873
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - On the 17th inst., Mr.
Timothy Buell departed this life at the advanced age of 81 years.
He was a veteran of the war of 1812, and one of the oldest residents
of Bloomfield. He was well-known throughout the community and his
death is lamented by all.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 February 1902
Mrs. James Buffington died at the family residence, 10 Lewis
street, at 3:15 o'clock this morning, aged 65 years. The cause of death
was pleural pneumonia. Mrs. Buffington had resided in Geneva all
her life. The deceased was a communicant of St. Peter's church
and was active in the work of the parish. Besides her husband,
she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. E. S. Fleming of Romulus and
Mrs. H. J. Klube and Mrs. Arthur Perrin of this city and by one son,
Edward Buffington of this city. The funeral will take place from the
house Sunday afternoon, at an hour not yet decided upon. Rev. Dr.
J. B. Hubbs will officiate. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.
Bearers C. H. Huke, J. R. Vance, George Goodwin, Philip Becker
and I. W. Crittenden.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 April 1912
Mrs. DeNora Bugbee died this morning about ten o'clock at the
family home on the Maxwell farm. She is survived by her husband and two
small children. The remains will be taken to Canaseraga for the funeral
From Ontario County Journal 7 April 1911
Canadice, N. Y. - The remains of Mrs. Sarah Tibbals Bugh were
brought here on Monday from Atlanta, where his death occurred on
Saturday, and placed in the Tibbals family cemetery. Mrs. Bugh was born
in this town and lived here until about 20 years ago. After the death
of her husband, she moved to Atlanta. She was for many years a school
teacher and also a music teacher. Mrs. Bugh is survived by one son,
Corey Bugh, and two daughters, Misses Loleta and Vira Bugh, and one
brother, Wakeman Tibbals.
From Geneva Gazette
16 December 1898
THOMAS BULALOCK - Aged 23 years, a Sicilian, died of consumption
on Tuesday night. The deceased was engaged in the fruit and
confectionery business for the past four years in the Keyes block on
Castle street. He leaves a wife and infant child. The funeral
took place this morning at 9 A. M.
From Ontario County Journal 10 February 1893
The remains of the Rev. Charles H. A. Bulkley were brought
to Canandaigua last Saturday morning. Brief funeral services were held
at the Congregational church, after which the body was laid to rest in
the family lot in the cemetery on the north side of West avenue.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 September 1897
The Rev. J. M. Bull, a superannuated minister of the
Central New York Conference, died at his home in Clifton Springs on
Monday evening, aged 85 years. The funeral services will take place
from the Methodist church at that place tomorrow forenoon at 10 o'clock.
From Geneva Courier 11 November 1874
Ira S. Bullard, Esq., for nearly 25 years a resident of Geneva,
died at his residence on Wednesday evening last, after an illness of
less than one week. Mr. B. was a mechanic of more than ordinary
skill, and had long been employed at the N. Y. Central Iron Works
in this village.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 April 1917
Franklin P. Bullock of the Lyons Road, aged 65 years, died this
morning at 8:30 o'clock after an illness of a year and a half. Besides
his wife, he leaves three sons, Clark Bullock of Savannah; Daniel and
Hube Bullock of the Lyons Road; five daughters, Mrs. George Garlock and
Mrs. Mahlin Carman of Sodus Point, Mrs. E. I. Johnson of Niagara Falls,
Mrs. John Peterson of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Charles Griffin of
Geneva; twenty grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a half-brother,
Nathan Bullock of Wolcott, and a half-sister, Mrs. May Lancaster of
Lyons. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the
house, Rev. Ralph S. Cushman, pastor of the First Methodist church,
Geneva, officiating. Interment will be made in the Lyons Cemetery.
From The Naples Record, April 17, 1935, Page 4
Fred J. Bullock, 54, prominent Shortsville business man, was
dead yesterday in the Papec Machine Company's plant in that village,
victim of a heart attack.
From Ontario County Journal 3 October 1884
Mr. Lineas Bullock, of Richmond, Ontario county, shot himself, at
the home of his brother, Jesse Bullock, at Knox, Ind., about ten days
ago. It has not been determined whether the shooting was willful or
accidental -- there being no known cause for suicide. He was in easy
circumstances, owning a farm in Richmond, and he was visiting relatives
in the West. The act was committed with a revolver belonging to his
brother, which he had taken from the house to the field where he had
been at work. His remains were brought home for interment in the
Richmond Hill cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 January 1904
Mrs. Lydia B. Bumpus, of Victor, who died in that village Friday,
was the mother of Charles Bumpus of Manchester.
From Victor Herald 8 January 1904
Mrs. Lydia Bumpus passed on into the higher life on Friday
morning, January 1st, at the age of 81 years, Mrs. Bumpus had been a
resident of Victor for forty years, coming here with her husband and
family from New Bedford, Mass. Since the death of her husband, her home
has been with her son, Frank Bumpus, of this village. Two other sons
survive her: George Bumpus of this place, and Charles Bumpus of
Manchester. A sweet and lovable woman she seemed to be. In her last few
weeks of earth life she endeared herself to her family and friends even
more by the constantly expressed appreciation of the care given her.
The funeral service, conducted as she had planned, by Rev. Loren Stiles
of the M. E. Church of Victor, and Mr. Charles Frickey, C. S., of
Rochester, took place on Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. The interment
was on Boughton Hill.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 April 1921
Word has been received in the city of the death of Mrs. Minnie Smith Bundy of
Clifton Springs, who died at the Mercy Hospital, Pittsfield, Mass., on
Saturday, March 26th. She was born in Geneva, January 29, 1862. The
body was brought to this city for burial, interment being made in
Glenwood Cemetery. Surviving
relatives are her husband, H. Seward Bundy; her mother, Mrs. Willard N.
Smith of Clifton Springs; one son, Reginald S. Bundy of Pittsfield,
Mass; and one daughter, Miss Gladys S. Bundy of the Corning Public
schools; two brothers, W. M. Smith of Detroit and R. Smith of Jamestown.
From Neapolitan Record 6 October 1881
Mr. Rufus Bundy departed this life at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Louis Clement, on Friday morning, September 30th, 1881, aged 98 years.
It is very seldom we have to chronicle the death of a person of his age
or of one who has all their life long enjoyed as good health as he; his
last sickness was of short duration only five days this being the
longest time he was ever confined to his bed at one time. He had been
married sixty-five years and raised a family of eleven children, five of
whom were privileged to be with and administer to his wants in his last
and to attend his funeral. He was born in Otsego County, N. Y. and has
hardly even been beyond the limits of his native state. At the time of
his marriage he resided in Milo, then in Cohocton, from there he moved
to Richmond where he lived for more than half a century; for the past
eight years he has made his home with his daughter here. Honesty and
uprightness were the prevailing traits of his character. The many little
bits of kindness prompted by a kind genial disposition endeared him to
very many. His funeral was attended on Saturday afternoon, October 1st,
Rev. I. Everett preaching a very appropriate discourse from Genesis 9,
10, "Dust thou art and unto dust shall thus return."
From Geneva Gazette 7 December 1900
Mrs. Charles Bunge died at the City Hospital on Sunday last of
dropsy, from which
she had long been a sufferer. Her age was about 62 years.
She was a daughter of the late John Phelps, who in the early
'30's resided on Castle street near the then village limits. Of
the large family of brothers and sisters only three survive -- Andrew
J., a veteran of the civil war, and Mrs. Lockwood of this city, and
Edward of Austin, Texas. Her first husband was
Spencer Coon, who was fatally burned many years ago. No children
survive her. Her funeral was held Tuesday last.
From "The American Stationer, Vol. 39, April 9, 1896."
William O. Bunn,
fifty-five years old, editor of the Geneva Courier, died at his home in Geneva,
N.Y., on April 5 of consumption. Mr. Bunn formerly lived at Homer, where he was
engaged in newspaper work. He removed to Geneva about five years ago, and bought
the Courier form James Malette, and conducted a large and prosperous business.
He leaves a widow and one adult daughter. [page 645]
Thanks to Martha Magill for this contribution.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 30 September 1918
Phelps, N. Y., Sept. 29 - Mrs. Elizabeth Bunnell, who was severely
burned Friday night when her clothing caught fire while, it is
believed, she was attempting to light a kerosene lamp, at her home in
West Main street, died Saturday morning at the City Hospital at Geneva.
The deceased, who was in her 94th year, was born at Scotch Mountain, N.
J., July 11, 1825, a
daughter of William and Elizabeth Cole. The Cole family came to Phelps
about seventy-five years ago in which community the deceased had since
lived. She is the last of family of several children. Mrs. Bunnell is
survived by a son, Fred Bunnell, of this place; and a daughter, Mrs.
Frank H. Howe, of whose home in East Main street the funeral will be
held at 4:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. Rev. W. H. York, pastor of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, will conduct the services and interment
will be in the Clifton Springs Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 14 July 1911
The death of Mrs. Marion Francis Bunnell occurred at her
home on Clark street on Friday morning. Death was the result of heat
prostration after an illness of a few days. Mrs. Bunnell was born in
Brookfield, Mass., June 16, 1852, soon after removing with her parents
to Castile, where she resided until her marriage. She was twice
married, being married to Oliver P. Neu, February, 1874, who died
December 16, 1878. On October 27, 1881, she married Myron L. Bunnell,
whom she survived about four
years. One daughter, Mrs. Eugene Heckman, Clark street, survives; also
three sisters, Mrs. Laura Reynolds of Southbridge, Mass., Mrs. Lucretia
VanArsdal and Mrs. Jennie Jones of Castile. Rev. G. Rector Dye
officiated at the funeral on Sunday.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 March 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Yesterday morning occurred the death of Myron
Bunnell, of heart disease. He had been ill for a long time. He
was born 71 years ago in Lancaster, but had lived in Ontario
county nearly all his life, and for the last five years in Canandaigua.
He leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. Eugene Heckman, of Clark
Deceased was a veteran of the Civil War.
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