"Ci" through "Cl" Obituaries
From Ontario County Journal 12 May 1916
Canadice, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Julia Ann Cisco, wife
of Bowman Cisco, occurred early on Wednesday morning after a long
period of ill health. Mrs. Cisco was born in New Jersey, and came to
the town nearly 40 years ago, where she had since made her home. She is
survived by her husband, and one son, Charles, of Livonia; a daughter,
Mrs. Mina Masten, having died 15 years ago. The funeral will be held
tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, with interment in Evergreen cemetery
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 7 April 1937
Entered into rest April 5, Cora Belle Claflin of Ionia, aged 73 years. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. O. T. Day and
two sons, George R. & Walter L. Claflin, also three grandchildren.
Funeral from the home, April 8, at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Ionia Cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 26 November 1902
Ionia, N. Y. - Sunday afternoon occurred the death of Mrs.
George Claflin, one of the oldest and most highly respected ladies
of this village. Her death had been expected for several days. During
an illness of nearly a year, Mrs. Claflin had been a great sufferer.
Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn her loss one brother, Leonard
Carpenter of Rochester, two sisters, Mrs. Worden Babcock of Medina, and
Mrs. Edwin Park of Honeoye Falls; two sons, George Claflin of
Canandaigua, and Charles Claflin of Fairport, and three daughters, Mrs.
Elizabeth Wager of this village, Mrs. Robert Lay of Los Angeles, Cal.,
and Mrs. Alfred Galbraith of Flint, Michigan. Deceased was 76
years of age.
From Ontario County Chronicle 20 February 1901
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Kathryn Clapp died at the age of
78 years, Friday afternoon. She leaves one sister, Mrs. Mary Garfield,
From Geneva Daily Times 13 April 1905
Kate L. Clapp, twenty-six years old, wife of Dr. H. D. Clapp, of
No. 379 South Main street, this city, died of acute tuberculosis at the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Langdon Root at Fonthill, Canada,
at 10 o'clock this morning. The deceased had been in ill health for
over a year and had been living with her
parents in the hope that the dry air of the northern climate would
benefit her. During the past year, she paid occasional visits to this
city and her husband, who is a practicing physician here, made frequent
trips to the Canadian town to visit his wife. Dr. Clapp left yesterday
for Fonthill and was at his wife's bedside when the end came. The
deceased was well-known in this city and has a large circle of friends.
She is survived
besides her husband and parents by two brothers, Maxwell Root of
Fonthill and Dr. George Root of Mansfield, Mich.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 3 June 1912
Canandaigua, N. Y., June 2 - Abraham Clapper, a well-known resident
of this village, died suddenly at Geneseo Friday evening, while
visiting relatives. Heart disease was the cause of death. Mr. Clapper
was 78 years of age and was born in the Mohawk Valley but had resided
in this vicinity the greater part of his life, having been engaged in
farming and other pursuits at Farmington, Canandaigua and Springwater.
He leaves his wife, Elizabeth Clapper; four sons, Dr. William H.
Clapper of Victor, A. Lincoln Clapper of Canandaigua,
Arthur Clapper of Lakemont and Richard Clapper of East Bloomfield; two
daughters, Mrs. Mary Skeels of Palmyra and Mrs. Edith Gardner of
this village. The funeral was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the
late residence, West Gibson street.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 20 February 1907
Holcomb, N. Y. - After a lingering illness occurred the death of Mrs.
on Wednesday. She leaves besides her husband, two
children, Alfred Clapper, who is attending school in Canandaigua and
Miss Alice Clapper.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 23 July 1938
Victor, N. Y. - Dr. William B. Clapper, 73, one of the oldest
practicing physicians of Ontario county and a former member of its
Board of Supervisors, died unexpectedly of a heart attack yesterday in
his home here. Born in the town of Bristol, he attended
the elementary schools of this county and Starkey Seminary at Lakemont.
After a year in Syracuse University, he entered the College of
Physicians and Surgeons, Baltimore, from which he was graduated in
1894. He began the practice of medicine in the town of Farmington the
same year, later moving to Victor where he had since resided. Dr.
Clapper always was active in the civic affairs of his home community
and Ontario County. He served as a member of the Victor Village Board
of Trustees, as supervisor from Victor Town, member of the Ontario
County Public Health Nurses Committee, the county Alcoholic Beverage
Control Board and director of Oakmount, the county tuberculosis
hospital in East Bloomfield. He also was a member of the visiting staff
of F. F. Thompson Memorial Hospital in Canandaigua, and the Ontario
County and Canandaigua Medical Societies. He held a fellowship in the
American Medical Association and was a member of Milnor Lodge, F. &
A. M., Victor, and the Rochester Commandery.
On May 1, 1895, he was married to Miss Minnie A. Hausner, Cayugaville,
who died early in 1937. Last November he married Miss Marion L. Jones,
Mendon, who survives together with two daughters, Mrs. Leslie J.
Aldridge and Mrs. Raymond Brewer, both of Victor; also two sisters,
Mrs. Mary Skeels, Palmyra, and Mrs. Anson L. Gardner, Canandaigua; and
two brothers, A. L. Clapper, Canandaigua, and Arthur Clapper, Lakemont.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. tomorrow in the
Presbyterian church in Victor, with burial in Boughton Hill Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 December 1902
William Clare died at 9 o'clock this morning at his late home in
Castle street, aged 72 years. The deceased had suffered from heart
trouble for the last four years. A month ago he took to his bed
with the malady which caused his death this morning.
Mr. Clare was a native of England. He came to this city when
he was 17 years of age. In his early days he was in the grocery
business in this city, but for many years he had lived a retired
life. The deceased is survived by a widow, one daughter,
Mrs. Edward P. Jeffrey of Syracuse, and one stepson, Charles H.
Austin of Geneva. The funeral will take place at 3:30 o'clock
Friday afternoon from the house. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D.,
will officiate. Interment will be in Glenwood.
From Geneva Gazette 19 April 1889
Suicide - Albert Clark, a farmer living near Hall's Corners,
committed suicide Tuesday afternoon by taking a large dose of
aconite. He was one of five children of Samuel Clark,
deceased. Clark died soon after the arrival of medical aid.
He had been at Penn Yan where he had drunk freely, and returning home
committed the act probably while temporarily insane. A large
patrimony was left the five children, three sons and two daughters; but
Albert it appears used his share not too judiciously. A wife
and three children are left to mourn over his violent taking away.
From Shortsville Enterprise 17 February 1916
Shortsville people in general were shocked to learn of the sudden
demise of Arnold J. Clark, of Canandaigua, which occurred at
in that city last week Wednesday noon. His age was 47 years. Mr.
was the result of heart trouble believed to have been caused by over
exertion in running to catch a trolley car while on his way to work. He
to many people here owing to his connection with the Anderson store. He
leaves a wife, two daughters, four brothers and one sister.
From Ontario County Journal 28 July 1911
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Arthur J. Clark died at his home in
Rochester on Friday last, after a long illness. The deceased was 40
years of age and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alice E. Clark; four
daughters, Ruth E., Mrs. Charles Beattie, Jessie E. and Helen A.; and
two sons, Harold and George. The remains were brought to East
Bloomfield Monday afternoon for interment.
From Phelps Citizen 7 February 1929
Word has been received of the death of Arthur W. Clark of
Geneva, brother-in-law of Joseph McAniff of Phelps. His death occurred
on Tuesday night in a hospital in Rochester, where he had gone a few
days before for observation. He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss
Rose McAniff, and two sons, Richard and Francis.
Mr. Clark had been engaged with the Weld Drug company for many years,
and later purchased the drug business on the corner of Castle and
From Ontario County Journal 5 March 1909
Naples, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Belle Glover Clark, wife
Clark, recently of Penn Yan, but an almost lifelong
resident of Naples, was held from the Baptist church on Wednesday
morning. Her death occurred at Penn Yan on Monday morning from
pneumonia. She was 43 years of age and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Melvin Glover and was married here, some 22 years ago. Her husband, a
native of Naples, five daughters, two sons, her parents, four sisters
and a brother survive her. Her name was a synonym for purity of life
and devotion to her duty. Her last pastor, Rev. Dr. DeGruchy, of the
Baptist church at Penn Yan, officiated at the funeral and spoke highly
of her Christian virtues.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 August 1904
The remains of Bertha E. Clark, formerly Bertha Gillam, of
this city, were brought here last evening
from Syracuse and taken to DeVaney & Fletcher's undertaking
rooms. Mrs. Clark died Friday night at the Children's hospital
at the age of twenty-nine years. The deceased is survived by her
father, William Gillam of Geneva, her husband, William Clark of
Syracuse; and six sisters, Mrs. Anna Peterson and Miss Alice Gillam
of New York; Mrs. Edith Everett of Syracuse; Mrs. Nettie William and
Misses Grace and Ruth Gillam of Geneva. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 October 1904
Mrs. Bertha H. Clark, wife of Frank E. Clark, died suddenly at 6
o'clock last night at her home, No. 218 Lewis street, aged forty-nine
years. The deceased had been in delicate health for two months, but was
unable to be about the house. Yesterday afternoon she was taken with a
stroke of apoplexy, from which she did not rally. The deceased, whose
maiden name was Bertha F. Aldrich, was born in 1855 in Newark, N. Y.,
where she spent her youth and received her early education. In 1876 she
was graduated from Albion college, Albion, Michigan, receiving the
degree of bachelor of arts. Later this institution conferred upon her
the degree of master of arts. Upon leaving college she received a
position as preceptress in the High school at Muskegon, Mich. She held
this position until she was married in 1880 to Mr. Clark, who was at
that time instructor in the Michigan Military academy at Orchard Lake,
Mich. They lived at Orchard Lake until 1885, when they moved to this
city. On arriving in Geneva, Mrs. Clark united with the First Methodist
church and at once became one of the most active members in the
society. She has been a teacher in the Sunday school, secretary of the
Ladies' Aid society and president of the Women's Foreign Missionary
society. Her church work extended
outside of the confines of the local church. She was active in district
missionary meetings and for seven years was conference treasurer of
the Women's Foreign Missionary society. She was also treasurer of the
Women's auxiliary of the Young Men's Christian association.
Besides her husband, she is survived by one
son, Herman A. Clark; one sister, Mrs. William M. Osband of Ypsilanti,
Mich., and one brother, Gilbert Aldrich of Newark, N. Y. The funeral
will take place at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the house. Burial
will be in Glenwood cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 13 February 1891
Naples, N. Y. - On Saturday, in Naples, died one of its oldest
native-born men -- Calvin W. Clark, brother of N. W. Clark,
Esq., and son of the late Warren Clark. The deceased was born in 1815,
and had lived here all of
his days. His wife and four children survive him. An autopsy revealed
of the heart as the cause of death.
From Geneva Gazette 20 October 1876
We chronicle in our last a serious accident befalling Messrs. Charles Clark and
John Taney, while out riding--their horses running away, and they being
thrown or jumping out of the vehicle. We are pained to announce that on
Monday last Mr. Clark died of his injuries. Believing himself able to
get out, contrary to advice of his physician and friends, he visited his
store last Monday, and while there was suddenly taken worse and in a
few moments expired. An active and successful business man, respected by
and influential especially with his countrymen, his sad and sudden
demise will create a void not easily filled. Mr. Taney, we are pleased to hear is rapidly recovering from his injuries.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 October 1904
Charles Clark, aged forty-nine years, died at 7 o'clock this
morning at his home, No. 13 Columbia avenue. The deceased was taken ill
with tonsillitis three days ago. Owing to the severity of the case, it
was thought that possibly the man
was suffering with diphtheria. Dr. R. W. Padgham, who was attending
called Health Officer, C. D. McCarthy, Tuesday, who thought it wise
to send a culture to the state health department for an official
bacteriological opinion. Owing to the fact that there is still some
question the house has been quarantined. Mr. Clark was a machinist who
came to this city six years ago from Clyde. He is survived by a wife, a
son and daughter.
From Clifton Springs Press September 1927
Charles Millard Clark died suddenly at his home on Pleasant street
on Sunday afternoon, at the age of 77 years. He was born in Ingleside,
Steuben county, but had been a resident of Clifton Springs for
many years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sarah Johnston Clark;
three sons, Inslee and Gordon B. J. of Clifton Springs, and Kenneth E.
of Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. George Diem of Rochester; one sister
Mrs. Clarrie Drake of Ingleside, N. Y.; and one brother, Justice Frank
L. Clark; and five grandchildren. Mr. Clark was a member of the
National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and of the
Rochester Chapter of the S. A. R. The funeral, which was private, was
held on Wednesday afternoon at the home, Rev. I. A. McGraw officiating,
Burial was made in West Avenue cemetery, Canandaigua.
From Geneva Gazette 9 July 1886
Mortuary - Charles W. Clark died at his residence, Geneva
Place, on the 3d inst. after a severe illness of about four
He had been a resident of Geneva for nearly or quite forty-five years,
a man of quiet, unassuming manners, and universally respected as a good
citizen and neighbor of unblemished character. He leaves a
childless widow who will feel most keenly this bereavement.
From Ontario County Journal 10 July 1896
Naples, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Charlotte Dutcher Clark, widow
J. Warner Clark, occurred on Friday, July 3, at the home of
Miss Cenda Watkins, which had been the home of Mrs. Clark for four
years. She was 82 years old. Her marriage to Mr. Clark was nearly 50
years ago. She was in many respects a superior woman, particularly
faithful as a wife and as a Christian. She leaves two nephews, Dr. H.
F. and Edwin Knickerbocker, of this place, and several cousins, being a
niece of James L. Monier, deceased. She had no children. Her husband
was a brother of the late Ex-Governor, M. H. Clark.
From Ontario County Times 17 February 1892
Halls Corners, N. Y. - David Clark died at the old homestead, one
mile south of Hall's, the 27th of January, aged 82 years. He leaves two
sisters, a son and daughter. His father, David Clark, located on the
farm in the early days of the
century, coming here from the State of Maryland. He was a
brother-in-law of Nathan Haines, who located on the pre-emption,
joining farms with Caleb Benton, one mile north of Bellona.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 September 1905
Mrs. Edith Spawn Clark, seventy-six years of age, died at 8
o'clock last evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edith A. Hemiup,
No. 2 Park Place. The deceased was born in Albany and came to this city
ten years ago. Mrs. Hemiup is her only survivor. The funeral will take
place at 3:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the house. Burial will be
in Glenwood cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 14 April 1869
Mr. Eldad Clark, whose death is announced in our obituary
this week, was the oldest man in Canandaigua. He was a native of New
and when a young man lived at Keene in that state. He came west in
and settled in this place where he continued to reside to the time of
From Geneva Daily Times 4 August 1906
Mrs. Eleanor A. Clark, widow of the late Ralph Clark, died last
night at ten o'clock at her home, No. 15 Geneva street. The deceased
was 85 years old and has spent nearly her entire life in this city. She
is survived by two sisters, Miss Marietta Clark of this city and Mrs.
Anna L. Potter of Del Rapids, South Dakota. The funeral arrangements
be announced later. Burial Washington Street Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 24 January 1919
The death of Mrs. Electa L. Clark, aged 81 years, widow of
Isaac Clark, occurred at her home on Chapin street on Friday. There
survive two sons, Myron and Bert H. Clark, both of Canandaigua. Rev. W.
H. Yard officiated at the funeral services on Sunday afternoon.
Interment was in West avenue cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 28 March 1890
Carried the Scare Too Far - Elisha Clark, a well-to-do farmer of
Flint Creek, died on the 25th inst. of paralysis of the brain. A few
days previously he made a feint of hanging himself and went a little
too far in the matter. He had had some
unpleasantness with his wife, and to frighten her into obedience to his
commands resorted to the halter in the manner indicated. When found
with the rope about his
neck, his feet touched terra firma, but he had nevertheless let the
cord draw about his neck sufficiently to almost choke off his wind.
He was soon resuscitated, but paralysis of the brain followed
which terminated fatally as stated. The wife, thus for a second
time widowed, is well known in Geneva as formerly Mrs. Charlotte
Giffing. No one attaches blame to her in this tragic ending
of her married life with Clark. His fault-finding was
From Ontario County Times 1 October 1884
Flint Creek, N. Y. - The death of a neighbor and friend always
causes a sadness in the community. Particularly so when the person is
stricken down in robust health and dies in a few days, as was the case
with our neighbor, Mrs. Clark, wife of Elisha Clark of this
place, who died on the 14th inst., aged about 60 years. Her husband,
two sons and one daughter survive her, and they feel that they have
indeed lost a loving companion and mother. Her funeral was attended on
the following Wednesday by a large number of friends and acquaintances,
the Rev. Wm. Mills officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 March 1915
This afternoon at the residence of S. F. Dey on South Main street
occurred the death of Mrs. Eliza Clark, widow of the late
Charles Clark, in the 99th year of her age. Burial Washington
From Ontario County Journal 7 March 1913
Honeoye, N. Y. - Mrs. Eliza Clark, wife of Henry Clark, who
lives on the west side of Honeoye lake, died on Feb. 27, after a long
illness, aged 72 years. Mr. Clark was a daughter of Moses and Cynthia
Ross, and was born in Canadice in 1841. At the close of the Civil war,
she married Henry Clark. She had always lived in this vicinity. About
three months ago, she fell and fractured her
hip. Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Nelson Crooks
and Mrs. Thaddeus Templer, both of Canadice; one son, Albert Ross, of
Naples; a sister, Mrs. Mary Clark of Corning; and a brother, Moses
Ross, of Canadice. The funeral was held at the family residence on
Sunday and the burial was in Lake View cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 November 1902
Mrs. Florence E. Clark, wife of Isaac Clark of Flint Creek, died
yesterday at the City hospital from acute congestion of the kidneys,
after an operation, aged 41 years. The deceased is survived by
her husband. The funeral will take place at
2 o'clock Thursday from her late home in the country, Rev. N. B.
Cornell of Seneca Castle will officiate.
From Ontario County Journal 9 July 1915
Gorham, N. Y. - The death of Frank Clark occurred at his
home three miles south of this village, on June 30, after several weeks
of illness, following a shock. The deceased was about 70 years of age,
the youngest son of the late Samuel Clark. He is survived
by his wife, who was Miss Mary VanScoy, of Benton; one son, Charles, of
this village; two sisters, Mrs. William Dickerson and Mrs. Jane Pulver,
also of Gorham; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral was held on
Friday with burial in the Gorham cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 28 September 1887
The Victor Herald says: "George Clark, one of the old
settlers and pioneers of this section, died at his residence in this
village on Thursday, the 15th inst. His age was 80 years. He leaves a
wife, two sons, John S. Clark of Boston, Mass., and Walter A. Clark, of
this village; and one daughter, Mrs. Nathan Aldrich, of Canandaigua, to
mourn their loss. In all that pertained to good citizenship and upright
manhood, the deceased's character exemplified. He was respected by all
who chanced to make his acquaintance, for those sterling good qualities
that always shone forth in his character."
From Ontario County Journal 25 October 1878
George Clark, the leader of the Canandaigua Colored Cornet Band,
died on Wednesday morning after a brief illness of typhoid fever. He
was an upright and respected citizen, and his death will be deeply felt
in the circle in which he moved as well as by the community generally.
From Geneva Gazette 17 April 1891
GEORGE CLARK, the well-known teamster, died very suddenly at 10
o'clock last night at his home on Washington street, of rheumatism of
the heart. During the day he had been pursuing his usual
avocation on our streets, apparently as well as usual, yet he had been
a sufferer from rheumatism for many years. The deceased was
esteemed as an honest, sober and industrious man. He was an Englishman
by birth, but had long resided in the country, becoming a citizen by
naturalization. A few years ago he was elected town tax
collector, and accounted for every cent of the $30,000 or $40,000 of
public moneys passing through his hands. His age was about 72
From Geneva Gazette 20 February 1891
MRS. GEORGE L. CLARK - quietly passed away at her residence on
Grove st., Saturday morning last, after an illness of several weeks.
She possessed all those characteristics which go toward making a
faithful wife and loving mother. She leaves besides a husband,
four sons and two daughters to mourn her sad demise. The funeral
took place Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Trinity Church; the
interment at Glenwood cemetery. Mrs. Clark was 44 years old.
From Ontario County Journal 27 December 1889
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Geo. Clark died at her residence near this
village Tuesday evening after a long sickness. She was mother of C. E.
Clark and Mrs. L. Arnold and was over 80 years of age.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 4 January 1916
Geneva, Jan. 3 -
The death of George R. Clark, aged 57 years, occurred last
night in his home in the town of Seneca, on the farm formerly owned by Marshall
P. Wilder, near Gates Sub Station. He leaves his wife, two sons, Leidemger, of
the home farm, and Rollo, of the town of Phelps; two daughters, Mrs. Wallace
Phillips, of Lyons, and Mrs. John Craugh, of the Castile Road; one sister, Mrs.
William Van Nest of East Palmyra; four brothers, O. M. Clark, of Newark; C.
W. Clark, of Newark, A. C. Clark, of Marion, and Adelbert Clark, of Palmyra. Mr.
Clark, was president of Phelps for one year, town clerk for two years and
justice of the peace for four years. He had been in the coal business for about
eight years. The funeral will be held Thursday at 12 o'clock from the home, Rev.
E. E. Grosh, of Seneca Castle, officiating. Interment will be in Phelps
From Ontario County Journal 8 March 1895
Wednesday morning another old resident passed away in the person of
Harvey D. Clark, who died at the residence of his daughter,
Mrs. Bradley Cox, upper Main street. He was 89 years of age. Beside his
daughter, a son survives him at Livonia, where the remains will be
taken this morning for interment.
From Ontario County Journal 27 November 1896
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Henry Clark, a former resident of
Canandaigua, but in recent years of this town, died Nov. 23, leaving a
wife and two small children. Mr. Clark was a man upward of 40 years of
age. The immediate cause of death was pneumonia. Interment was made at
From Geneva Daily Times 14 February 1921
Rushville, N. Y. - At Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, Friday
morning, occurred the death of Hiram G. Clark, after an
illness of three months. He was born in Rushville, March 7, 1876, a son
of Carleton E. and Ervena Rappalee Clark. He is survived by his wife,
and six daughters and four sons, Mrs. Bert Lafler of Potter; Mrs.
Charles Knapp of Penn Yan; Hazel, Florence, Helen and Genevieve,
Lemuel, Orville, Gordon and Donald; his mother, Mrs. Ervena Clark, and
two brothers, Corydon Clark of Gorham and Carlton of Rushville. The
funeral was held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the house. Rev. W.
H. Moore officiated. Burial in Rushville Cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 26 May 1893
By the death of Horace L. Clark at Shortsville, May 22d,
at the age of 30 years, one of the brightest, most conscientious and
successful teachers of Ontario county has been cut off in his prime.
He died of peritonitis after only a week's illness.
He had been principal of the Shortsville school for three or four
years, developing ability in his work far above the average. He
leaves a widow but no children. Interment at Brockport, his
former home and that of his parents at present.
From Ontario County Journal 26 March 1897
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Ida Delphine Clark, wife of Adelbert A.
Clark, died at her home on Clifton street early on Monday morning, of
Bright's disease, aged 41 years. The deceased had been sick for the
past two years or more. Two sons, besides the husband, survive. The
funeral was held at 11 o'clock on Wednesday morning, Rev. R. D. Fish of
the Baptist church officiating. The remains were taken to Marion, the
former home of the deceased, for interment.
From Ontario County Journal 14 May 1915
The death of Isaac Clark, a veteran of the Civil War,
occurred at the Canandaigua hospital on Sunday, following an illness of
many months, aged 74 years. He had for years been a faithful employee
of the city. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Bert H. and Myron
Clark; three brothers, Cornelius and George Clark, of Canandaigua, and
Henry Clark of Caneadea; and two sisters, Mrs. Ann Elmer and Mrs. Eliza
Gallager, of LeRoy. Rev. C.
M. Eddy officiated at the funeral services on Wednesday afternoon.
Interment was in West Avenue cemetery in a grave that he had prepared
for himself several weeks ago.
From Geneva Gazette 15 January 1864
DEATH OF A CENTENARIAN - Died at his residence in this town, on
the 8th inst., Mr. Isaac Clark, at the remarkable age of 100
years, 5 months and 26 days. The last 35 years of his long
earthly sojourn, Mr. Clark passed in our midst. He was singularly
hale and active for a man of
his age, so much so that up to the Saturday before his death, he
superintended personally the ordinary business of his farm, attended to
his finances himself, and manifested general competency in the control
of his affairs. Mr. Clark was a man of quiet, retired habits.
His residence was
in that part of our town known as Hall's Corners. It is an item
of interest that Mr. Clark leaves a son to lament his death, who is
himself 72 years of age.
From Victor Herald 15 May 1903
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Last Saturday morning, at East
Bloomfield, occurred the funeral and burial of James Clark, who
home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Ryan, of this place, of
pneumonia. The funeral was held at St. Bridget's church, Rev. P. A.
Neville officiating. The deceased, who was seventy-five years old,
leaves seven children: three daughters, Rose of Rochester, Mrs. James
Flynn of Holcomb, and Mrs. Thomas Ryan; and four sons, Henry of East
Bloomfield, James of Rochester, John of Buffalo, and William of Detroit.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 October 1918
James Gilman Clark, aged 27 years, son of Mr. and Mrs.
F. Clark of 219 High Street, died Sunday morning at 7 o'clock at the
City Hospital of a complication of diseases -- typhoid fever, influenza
pneumonia. He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Lucy Bevier,
is also quite ill with typhoid fever; two small children, Carl and
his parents, two brothers, Charles F. Clark of Greeley, Colorado; and
W. Clark of this city; two sisters, Miss Eliza Clark at Bellevue
New York, and Mildred Clark at home. The body was taken to the
of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bevier on Lafayette avenue, where the funeral
will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock, and will be
Mr. Clark was engaged in farming at Oaks Corners, his home. Rev.
of Oaks Corners will officiate and burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 12 December 1884
Mrs. Jane Clark, who has resided with her daughter, Mrs. Edwin
Hicks, for several years past, died very suddenly of
acute pneumonia last Friday evening, at the advanced age of 82 years.
She had been remarkably free from the ills that flesh is heir to
throughout her life. She had lived with Mrs. Hicks since 1875, and her
husband died there. The funeral was held from the residence of Hon.
Edwin Hicks, Monday afternoon.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 November 1907
John M. Clark, aged 74 years, died last evening about 10:30
o'clock at his residence in Hall's Corners. He is survived by one
daughter, Mrs. Benedict,
of Dansville. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3
from the residence. Rev. A. B. Temple will officiate and burial will be
in Union Church Cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 26 November 1925
The death of Mrs. Julia Clark, wife of Henry Clark of
Farmington, occurred at the family residence on Saturday, the 14th
inst., following a brief illness. The survivors are her husband, five
sons, Walter and William Clark of Shortsville, John, Frank and Fred
Clark of Victor; one daughter, Mrs. William Ryan of Mertensia, and one
sister, Miss Margaret Driscoll of East Bloomfield. Funeral services
took place the following Monday morning from St. Patrick's church in
Victor. The interment was made in East Bloomfield.
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 4 August 1898
Last Wednesday, Mrs. Lydia Clark, of
Manchester, was killed by falling down stairs, her neck having been
broken. Her son discovered her at the bottom of the stairs dead an hour
after the accident. People in the house heard the noise of her falling
but did not locate it in the house. Mrs. Clark, who was about 75 years
old, is survived by her son, Eugene, and two daughters, Mrs. H. P.
Wells, of Palmyra, and Mrs. Colins Payne, of Farmington.
From Geneva Gazette 16 September 1881
Suicide in Gorham - Miss Maggie, (age about 20 years), daughter of
Samuel Clark, near Ferguson's Corners, committed suicide last
Thursday night by taking two teaspoonfuls of Paris green. She took the
poison after the family had retired for the night and went out and
threw herself on the grass in the yard near the house. A younger sister
with whom she slept went to look for her and made the discovery of her
act. Dr. J. H. Allen was called but could not save the already dying
girl. The report gaining circulation says the cause was objection by
the family to her marriage with George Perkins, which was
contemplated in the near future; but as Mr. Perkins is a young
gentleman with whom we are acquainted, highly respectable and
well-connected, we discredit the report.
From Ontario County Journal 13 February 1885
Mr. Miles Clark, a well-known resident of Canandaigua, was found
dead in bed in the Ontario House Monday. Aside from a painful attack of
neuralgia, Mr. Clark had appeared in his usual health on retiring. He
had been using laudanum to stop his intense suffering from neuralgia,
applying it to his teeth. It is thought that he swallowed enough of
the poison, either through intention or by accident, to cause death.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 November 1904
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Miles Sanford Clark occurred
Saturday morning at the home of his son,
Orrie Clark, on Park street. Mr. Clark was stricken with paralysis
last Monday and, on account of his advanced age, was unable to survive
the shock. He was eighty-nine years of age and was born at Sidney,
Penn., but for the past twenty-five years had been a resident of
Three sons survive, Orrie and Sanford of this village, and Ernest of
Iowa. The funeral was held this afternoon, and burial was made
in the Phelps cemetery.
From Geneva Advertiser 1901
Mrs. Nancy Maria Clark, another of Geneva's oldest residents, died
last Friday morning at the Church Home, aged 96 years. Mrs. Clark
suffered a stroke of paralysis the day before, up to which time she had
remarkably good health. She is survived by several nieces and
nephews who reside in Manchester. At this writing we cannot
exactly place her, unless she was the widow of Mr. Clark of the firm of
Wight & Clark, who were in business here over seventy years ago.
We have a paper with their advertisement dated June 23, 1830.
From Geneva Daily Times 31 May 1907
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - This afternoon at 2 o'clock will be
held the funeral services of the late Mrs. Charles M. Clark. Mrs.
Olive Cole, wife of Charles M. Clark, died on Wednesday
after an illness of several weeks. She was 45 years old and was born in
Painted Post, N.
Y. She moved to this village with her family a little over a year ago
Avoca, to which places they had formerly moved from here. Mrs. Clark is
survived by her husband and one daughter, had two sons, all of Clifton
The burial will be made in Shortsville cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 March 1917
Patrick Clark died yesterday morning at 11 o'clock at his home, 62
West street. He leaves four daughters, Mrs. Anna Keavney of Geneva,
Mrs. William Brown of Elmira, Mrs. Henry Van Patten of Buffalo and Mrs.
Richard Berry of Pittsburgh, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 8:30
o'clock on Wednesday morning at the house and at 9 o'clock at St.
Stephen's church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Auburn News & Democrat 23 August 1883
Died, in this city, Aug. 12th, 1883, Rebecca Clark, aged 53
years. Prayer at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Snowden,
Tuesday at 10 a.m. Further services and interment at Geneva at 4 p.m. Burial Glenwood Cemetery, Geneva.
From Ontario County Chronicle 7 December 1904
Phelps, N. Y. - Sanford Clark, an aged veteran, died last Saturday
morning as the result of a stroke of apoplexy. He is survived by three
sons and one daughter. The funeral services were held from the home of
his son, Oray, Monday afternoon, Rev. E. L. Waldorf officiating. The
funeral was in charge of General J. B. Murray Post.
From Ontario County Journal 1 November 1895
Last Saturday, at her home on East Gibson street, occurred the
death of Mrs. Sarah Clark, wife of Harry Clark, aged 32 years.
Mrs. Clark had been a sufferer from consumption for some time, and she
was the last of a family of three children to succumb to the disease.
Five children survive her, the youngest being 18 months old. The
kindness shown Mr. Clark during his bereavement by members of the
Congregational church and by his fellow workmen is worthy of notice.
From Ontario County Journal 29 January 1909
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Sibyl Clark, widow of Orson Clark, died at
her home near the "round stone school house" on Saturday afternoon,
having suffered a stroke of paralysis on the preceding Monday evening,
from which she did not rally. The farm on which she was born and spent
the 75 years of her life had been in the family over one hundred years,
her father, Sylvester Clark, having cleared the land and settled there
with his bride. She had one sister, Anne, who died shortly after her
marriage to Daniel Reddout. Sibyl was married to her cousin, Orson
Clark, in November, 1857, and one son, Byron G., was born to this
union. She was a worthy woman and the love of friends and neighbors is
in itself the greatest tribute to her worth. Her heart went out in love
and sympathy to every living thing, only to return to her with an added
sweetness. Much sympathy is expressed for the son, who has watched over
and cared for her with a devotion that was both beautiful and touching
and which can know no regret. The funeral services were held from the
residence on Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. Bruce Pearce of
Potter, officiating. The burial was in the Schuman cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 July 1905
Mrs. Ann Broome Clarke, wife of James Clarke, died Saturday night
at her home on the Seneca Castle road near Sand Hill. The deceased was
72 years of age. She was born in Yorkshire, England, August 3, 1832,
and came to this country and section with her parents when she was
two years of age. Beside her husband, she is survived by one son, Isaac
Clarke, of Flint, and one brother, James Broome, of Stanley. The
will take from the house at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, Rev. Mr.
Sanford, of Seneca Castle, officiating. Burial will be in Sand Hill
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 8 February 1929
Geneva, N. Y., Feb. 7 - Arthur J. Clarke, died yesterday at the
Genesee Hospital in Rochester. Clarke, proprietor of the Clarke drug
store at Castle and Exchange streets since 1921, was taken ill New
Years Day and was obliged to close the store and go home. He has been
at the Rochester hospital practically since then for observation and
treatment. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Rose Clarke; two sons, Arthur R.
Clarke and Francis W. Clarke
of Geneva; two brothers, William G. Clarke of Honeoye Falls and Harry
G. Clarke of Lethbridge, Canada; two sisters, Miss Maud Clarke and Miss
Jennie Clarke of Saskatoon, Canada. He was born in Colborne, Canada,
March 3, 1869, and came to the United States in 1889, and entered
business with the Weld Drug Company of Geneva in 1890 and was manager
of the store until 1921, when he took over the store the Weld Company
had established at Castle and Exchange streets. In April, 1928, his
son, Richard, a graduate of Buffalo University, entered the business as
partner. Funeral from the home, 68 Elm street, at 2:30 o'clock Friday
afternoon with Rev. H. H. Hassinger, rector of St. Peter's Church,
officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 February 1941
Word has been received of the death recently in Riverside Calif., of
James Edward Clarke, formerly of Geneva. Mr. Clarke was
born in Essex county England, and came with his parents to this city in
1883. He went to Riverside in 1893, where for seventeen years he
was in charge of planting for the Chase Nursery Company. He was
regarded as an authority on this phase of the citrus industry. He
was also in charge of other orange acreages at various times, retiring
several years ago. He had been with
his daughter, Mrs. Gertrude White of 3482 Elmwood Court, Riverside
Calif. during the past year in which he had been in poor health.
Mr. Clarke made a visit to Geneva only a
short time ago when he renewed old acquaintances.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 October 1908
Hall's Corners, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Rachel Clarke was
Mrs. Clarke has been ill from a cancer for a
long time and never recovered from an operation which she sustained
early in the season. She leaves two sons and daughter to mourn her loss.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 April 1905
Susan M. Clarke, seventy-eight years old, a widow of the late
George Clarke, and for forty years a resident of this city, died at her
home, No. 40 Hoffman avenue, at 10:30 last night of general debility.
The deceased was born in Sudbury, England, and was a member of the
Presbyterian church of that country. She had been failing since the
death of her husband twelve years ago. There are surviving, four
daughters, Mrs. Mary Bryan, of Michigan, Mrs. William Smith, Miss
Hattie and Miss Mattie Clarke of this city, George F. Clarke of
Jamestown and John M. Clarke of Syracuse. The funeral will be held from
the house at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Rev. C. E. Jewell, pastor
of the Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood
From Ontario County Journal 30 April 1897
Naples, N. Y. - The death of Col. Will W. Clarke occurred
at Brooklyn City hospital on Monday evening. The Wednesday before,
while at his boarding place, he had a stroke of paralysis, from which
he did not rally. He was nearly 71 years of age, born and reared in
Naples, upon the old Clark farm in the northern part of the village. As
a young man, he was gifted, and popular as a companion and as a
teacher. He loved military life, and before the war, assisted in
organizing the Naples Light Guards, a splendid company of militia, of
which he was lieutenant, and afterwards captain. Immediately upon the
breaking out of the rebellion, he organized a company and drilled them,
ready for service, but they were not wanted at that time, and
disbanded. But soon men were wanted, and in August 1861, he, with
others, raised Company "B" of the 85th regiment, and were soon in
active service. He was captain and his previous experience made him a
valuable man. The regiment did noble service, and Captain Clarke was
promoted to lieutenant colonel and soon was in command of the regiment,
which position he held at its discharge in August, 1865, having been
brevetted colonel, but not mustered. Returning to Naples in 1867, he
was elected sheriff of the county for the term of three years, and
removed to Canandaigua about 1874. He received a responsible position
in the Custom house at New York, which he held until his death. He was
a trusted official and was retained through all changes of
He was a large-hearted, genial man, who won friends wherever he was. He
had always claimed Naples as his home, having had no other permanent
one since his birth, and his remains were brought here for burial. Of
six brothers in the family, four of them served in the war, the two
younger ones now surviving. He leaves two sons, Charles L. of
Rochester, and Will L. of Chicago, both of whom reached him before he
died. His wife was Miss Mary D. Luther of Naples, who died in 1860,
three years after marriage. Of the family of nine children, there are
left, Dr. N. T. Clarke of Canandaigua; Joseph L. of Momence, Ill., and
Edmund C. of Naples; also Mrs. Manly Chase of Cleveland, O., and Mrs.
C. S. Lincoln of Naples. Funeral services were held on Thursday
afternoon from the Presbyterian church, Rev. B. F. Millard officiating.
The remains were met at the station by the post veterans and escorted
to the church and to the cemetery where he was buried with military
honors. Burial Fairview Cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 8 February 1929
Geneva, N. Y., Feb. 7 - Fred S. Clarkson, Exchange street, a brick
mason, was found dead in bed at his home yesterday. Clarkson had
returned from work about 4 o'clock and went to his room. He failed to
appear for supper and a granddaughter investigating found him dead.
Coroner George Flint granted a certificate of death due to heart
trouble. He leaves three daughters and a granddaughter. Funeral Friday
From Ontario County Journal 14 June 1895
Last Saturday morning occurred the death of John B. Classey at
Mechanic street. Up to within a few months, the deceased
had been engaged in the grocery and liquor business here, which he
relinquished owing to impaired health. He was 39 years of age, and is
survived by a widow, three children and three brothers, Sylvester of
Chicago, Fred S. of Canandaigua, and Charles, of New York. The deceased
was a member of the A. O. U. W., in which organization he was insured
for $2000. He also carried an insurance of $5000 in the Equitable. The
funeral services were held from St. Mary's church Monday morning.
From Ontario County Journal 7 December 1883
Mr. Charles Claudius died Wednesday night.
He had been ill and failing for several months, and for the past three
or four weeks has been confined to his home. Within the past week he
was supposed to be recovering and hopes were entertained that health
and strength would be restored. But reaction came on Tuesday, and he
quietly yielded up his life on Wednesday evening. His age was 52 years.
His remains will be conveyed to Auburn tomorrow morning by the 8:50
train, and the funeral services will be held in that city on Sunday.
From Ontario County Journal 22 June 1906
At a late hour on Sunday night occurred the death of Joseph Claudius at
his home on Tillotson street, aged 68 years. Mr. Claudius had suffered
with cancer of the throat for some time. For a long period, up to a few
years ago, when he retired, Mr. Claudius conducted a cigar manufactory
and tobacco business in this
village. His wife, two sons, Oscar and Fred Claudius, and a number of
grandchildren survive. Rev. J. S. Ebersole officiated at the funeral on
funeral on Tuesday afternoon.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 9 January 1907
Oscar Claudius died in Willard State hospital Monday, aged 49
years. He was the son of the late Joseph Claudius. He is survived by
his wife and two children. The funeral will be held from the
undertaking rooms of G. M. Kennedy at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 12 September 1911
Canandaigua, N. Y., Sept. 11 - The death of Harry Clausen, who
resided at Freshour station on the line of the Rochester & Eastern
trolley road, occurred at the Thompson Memorial Hospital yesterday at 7
o'clock. Mr. Clausen was twenty years of age and fell victim to typhoid
From Geneva Daily Times 13 January 1910
Hopewell Center, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Eliza Clawson occurred
the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Charles Fiero,
with whom she had lived for a number of years past, aged 77 years. For
some time Mrs. Clawson had been in poor health with consumption, which
resulted in her death. The deceased is survived by several
grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at her
late home this afternoon at 2 o'clock and tomorrow morning at 11
o'clock in the church at North Hector, Mrs. Clawson's former home,
where the interment will be made.
From Naples Record 20 April 1906
Mrs. Fanny Clawson, wife of Chas. Clawson, died at the Geneva
Hospital on Sunday, April 15, 1906. She is survived by her husband, one
daughter, Mrs. Thales Jackson and one son, Jabez Clawson, of Dresden.
Funeral services were held from her late home in this place at 1 p.m.
From Ontario County Journal 15 February 1901
Death entered the Clawson home in Hopewell, on Friday and claimed as its victim, James P. Clawson, the
only surviving child of the aged couple, Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Clawson.
The deceased, with his family, had lived with his parents in the
homestead for a number of years. Death was caused by brain fever which
developed from grip. Besides his father and mother, he leaves a wife
and two children, Frances and Howard. The funeral was held from the
home on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. F. A. Boyd, pastor of the
Chapinville Methodist church, officiating.
From Ontario County Chronicle 19 November 1902
Jeremiah Clawson, who, with his brother, Garrett Clawson, of North
Hector, became famous years ago as the propagator of a variety of
wheat which bears his name, died yesterday morning at his farm home in
the town of Hopewell. He was 84 years of age and had been ill for some
time. He was born in North Hector and had been a resident of Hopewell
for fifty years. His widow, Mary Ann Clawson, is his sole survivor.
From Ontario County Chronicle 17 December 1902
Mrs. Ellen Kitely Clayton, widow of the late William Clayton, died
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. J. Hawley, Rochester, Friday
morning, December 5, after an illness extending over a period of one
year. The deceased was the eldest daughter of eight children born to
Joseph and Elizabeth Kitely, Dunkerton, Canada, October 1, 1835, aged
67 years, 2 months, 4 days, and was married to William Clayton
September 5, 1856, and spent most of her married life as a resident of
Farmington, and by this very happy union there were eight children born
to them, six of whom are now living: William H., Misses Belle, Emma and
Lulu E. of Phelps; Mrs. F. J. Hawley of Rochester, and Joseph of
Marion, Ind.; also three brothers and three sisters, J. J. Kitely of
Dunkerron, Joseph and Isaac of Morfield, Mrs. John Doyle of Elora, Mrs.
Elizabeth Harris of Queens Bush, Canada; and Mrs. Parvin Master of
Philadelphia, Pa., who with ten grandchildren and a large circle of
friends and acquaintances survive. Mrs. Clayton was a true Christian
woman and a member of the Orthodox Friends' church, and her whole life
was a noble example of the devoted unselfish Christian. All who knew
her loved her for her excellent qualities of mind and heart. Her
remains were taken to her home in Phelps, where funeral services were
held Sunday afternoon, Rev. Ellis Gilbert officiating. Interment at
Orthodox Friends' cemetery beside her beloved husband, son and daughter.
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 9 May 1877
Farmington, N. Y. - One of the old pioneers of this town, Joshua
has passed away to the other side of the river, from
whence no traveler returns, and where cares and troubles cease
evermore. He lived to the ripe old age of 86 years, respected and
honored by all.
From Ontario County Journal 31 October 1902
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Mrs. Margaret Armitage Cleary died of
pneumonia on Friday, aged 66 years. She leaves two daughters and four
sons: Mrs. Mary O'Neil, Mrs. Margaret Logan, John, Timothy and Michael
Cleary, of this town; and William Cleary of New York city. Her sister,
Mrs. Hogan of Rochester, cared for her during her illness. The funeral
services were held from the Catholic church at Lima on Monday at 9 a.m.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 August 1915
Mrs. Mary Cleary, the wife of Timothy Cleary, of 12 Universal
avenue, died this morning at 2 o'clock at her home. Besides her
husband, she is survived by one son, John; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Shy
of Syracuse and Mrs. Thomas Barron of this city, and one brother,
Charles Flood of Syracuse. Mrs. Cleary was a member of the L. C. B. A.
of this city. The funeral will be held
Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock at the house and at 9:00 at St.
Stephen's Church. The interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Victor Herald 13 October 1899
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Saturday morning Patrick Cleary dropped
a fire. He had been failing all summer although
able to be about and work some. He was 78 years of age and is survived
by his wife, who has been crippled by rheumatism so as to be unable to
wait on herself for some years. Funeral services were held Monday
forenoon at St. Bridget's church, Rev. P. J. Neville officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 30 April 1915
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Winifred Cleary, widow of John
Cleary, died at the home of her son, Edmund Cleary, in the northwestern
part of the town on April 29, at the age of 81 years. She was highly
respected in the community where she had lived since a young girl. Mrs.
Cleary is survived by two daughters and one son, Mrs. Michael Monahan,
of Rochester ; and Mrs. P. Gleason of Lima
and Edmund Cleary, of this town. The funeral was held at St. Bridget's
church on Monday, mass being said by Rev. F. A. Neville, and interment
was made in the Catholic cemetery at Lima.
From Ontario County Journal 13 May 1887
Millers Corners, N. Y. - The inhabitants of our place
were surprised Friday morning to hear of the sudden death of Mrs.
Cleaveland, wife of Fred Cleaveland. She was around all day,
doing her usual work, and sat up reading until about 10 p.m., when she
retired for the night. Soon after she complained of a pain in her
stomach, and asked for a mustard plaster to put on her chest, but
before Mr. Cleaveland could respond, she called for a neighbor to be
sent for and before they arrived she was
dead. The funeral services were held in the Universalist church at
Sunday, May 8th, at 2 p.m. she was buried in the old cemetery, beside
father and other relatives, there to await the resurrection morn, when
friends will be reunited never more to part.
From Geneva Gazette 1 March 1895
We chronicle today the death of Philip Cleir, a venerable
colored man well known to most Genevans. Of his history very
little is known. He says he was born a slave in Louisiana and
remained in servitude till near the close of of the war, when he
attached himself to some Union officer and followed him northward.
He appeared among us soon afterward. He was densely
ignorant, as were all plantation negroes, but possessed of good humor
which secured for himself the friendship of all. Poor old Phil ! - his
soul as well as his body is at last set free. He had but a vague
idea of his own age -- it can only be guessed at as about 60 years.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 25 December 1907
Naples, N. Y. - On Wednesday, December 18th, occurred the death of
Mrs. Eliza Clement, widow of William Henry Clement, at her home
in West Hollow. The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from
the home, Rev. C. C. MacLean officiating. She is survived by five
From Ontario County Journal 21 September 1900
Naples, N. Y. - Henry Clement, a lifelong resident of Naples,
died Sept. 12, aged 74 years. He was one of a well-known and honored
family of West Hollow, and was himself highly esteemed. He leaves a
wife, three daughters, Mrs. M N. Wood of South Bristol; Mrs. Ernest
Goodrich and Miss Harriett Clement of Naples; and a son, Mark Clement
of Pennsylvania; also one brother, Thomas J. Clement of Naples and a
half-brother, George Sutton, of Bath.
From Victor Herald 6 November 1903
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Died in Honeoye, October 28, Jane
Clement, aged 84 years. She left a son, Maynard Clement of
Canandaigua, and six grandchildren. She was a woman of uncommon
intellect and a great reader. It was a pleasure to visit with her on
account of the fund of information she possessed. She left many warm
friends, in fact everyone was her friend. Of a family of six children,
she is the last, except Mr. Isaac Clement of Honeoye, aged 86, at whose
home she died.
From Ontario County Journal 22 November 1895
Monday morning Thomas Clement died at the home of his son,
Wilbur Clement, in this village. He was 51 years of age and a veteran
of the late war. Typhoid pneumonia was the cause of death. The remains
were taken to Shortsville for interment. Members of Albert M. Murray
post attended the funeral.
From Ontario County Journal 20 December 1912
Naples, N. Y. - Thomas J. Clement died at his home on Main
street on Saturday, after a long and painful illness. Mr. Clement was
nearly 81 years of age and had spent most of his life in and about
Naples. Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Harry, who, with his wife,
live in Naples; and a daughter,
Mrs. E. H. Putnam, of Plainfield, N. J. The funeral was in charge of
John Hodge Lodge, F. & A. M., of which body Mr. Clement had long
been a member. Wanda Chapter, O. E. S., attended in a body. Burial was
in Rose Ridge.
From Shortsville Enterprise 28 April 1911
Mrs. Ambrose Clemons, who resided about three miles north of this
village, died at her farm home on Thursday evening of last week, at the
age of 62 years. Her demise was due to heart trouble. Besides her
husband, she is survived by two sons, Eugene Clemons of Palmyra, and P.
J. Clemons, and one daughter, Mrs. Charles Lippincott of Rochester.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 3 May 1905
Naples, N. Y. - On April 23rd occurred the death of Ambrose
Cleveland at his home in West Hollow. Deceased was 75 years of age
and is survived by a wife and three children, Ira N. and Willis of
Naples; and Mrs. C. N. Barber of Gorham; also by two brothers,
Alexander and Bela of Naples.
From Ontario County Chronicle 16 March 1904
Naples, N. Y. - On Saturday morning occurred the sudden death of Mrs.
wife of Alexander Cleveland, of West Hollow.
Deceased is survived by her husband and one brother, Frank Clark.
Funeral services were held from the house Monday at 2 p.m., Rev. C. G.
From Naples Record 13 June 1874
On Friday last Glazier Cleveland died
at his residence near Mr. Frank Semans'. He was about 59 years old, and
had lived there about four years. He had been in ill health for some
months. His remains were taken to Hunts Hollow for interment.
From Naples Record 14 April 1874
Another old settler gone! Mrs. Hannah Cleveland, relict of E. W.
Cleveland, died Friday evening, April 10th. She had been failing for
some time, and for the latter time of the winter was entirely confined
to the bed. Her decease was expected, and yet was quite sudden to the
family and friends. She had reached the ripe age of 79 yrs., had filled
well the place of mother and neighbor, links
of the past and present. Her good qualities are well remembered by our
old residents, and the young and middle-aged had learned to look upon
her with the venerable respect that she was was so worthy of. The
funeral services will take place at her late residence at 2 p.m. Monday.
From Ontario County Journal 19 July 1912
The death of Mrs. Hannah Cleveland, aged 85 years, occurred
at Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, as the result of a fall many weeks
ago. The funeral services will be held at the residence of her
daughter, Mrs. Catherine Chapman, Pleasant street, this afternoon at 2
From Ontario County Journal 1 September 1893
The death of Henry B. Cleveland, a retired business man of
this village, occurred at his home on Chapel street last Monday
morning. Mr. Cleveland was 74 years of age at the time of his death.
For a long time he had been a sufferer from inflammatory rheumatism.
Mr. Cleveland was a well-known horseman, and during the course of his
life had owned a number of high bred horses.
From Ontario County Journal 3 July 1903
The funeral of Lemuel Cleveland was held from his late home
on the middle Cheshire road on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Dr. J. Wallace
Webb officiating. Mr. Cleveland had reached the advanced age of 86
years, and death was caused by the
infirmities of old age. He leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. Charles
Chapman. The deceased had been a lifelong resident of this town, and
his honorable and upright life had won him the respect and esteem of
his fellow men.
From Ontario County Journal 29 August 1913
Naples, N. Y. - The death of one of the older and respected citizens has escaped notice. Mrs. Louisa Rathbone Cleveland, aged
80 years, who left her home here two years ago to settle with her
daughter, Mrs. William Davison, at Almond, died there on Aug 14, and
the body was brought to her old home in Hunts Hollow for interment. She
was buried August 16 after
the funeral services at the school house at which Rev. Thomas Walker
officiated. She leaves one son, William H. Cleveland; and a brother,
Henry Rathbone, of this place.
From Canandaigua Daily Messenger 9 February 1932
Mrs. Mary Clarissa Cleveland, 94, Naples second oldest resident, died Monday at her home on the Middlesex Road after an illness of two weeks.
She was born in Canandaigua March 20, 1837, the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Isaac Trembley, and came to Naples in 1860 as the bride of the
late Myron Cleveland. She
was a member of the Methodist church and took a keen interest in all
church affairs. Until the last few weeks she had been in good health,
was able to read and sew, and was active about the house. Mrs.
Cleveland leaves eight daughters and one son, Mrs. Merton Wilkins, of
Burns, Mrs. Jennie Greer, of Baggett, Calif, Mrs. C. H. Boals and Miss
Louise Cleveland, of Naples, Mrs. W. B. King, of Buffalo, Miss Eunice
Cleveland, of Evanston, Ill, Mrs. Frank Patterson, Palisades, N. J.,
Miss Ida Cleveland, of Stapleton, N. J., and Fred Cleveland of Lent
Hill. A son, Frank Cleveland died several years ago.
From Ontario County Journal 16 May 1884
Mr. Moses M. Cleveland, who was stricken with paralysis some two
weeks since, mention of which was made last week, died
at his home in this village on Saturday last. His funeral occurred
on Tuesday afternoon, the services at the grave being in charge of
the masonic fraternity, he having been a member of Canandaigua Lodge
No. 294, F. & A. M., whose members attended in a body. Mr.
was a popular conductor on the Batavia branch of the N. Y. Central for
about twenty-five years, and was highly esteemed as a citizen. He
a wife and son, the latter residing in Syracuse.
From Ontario County Journal 12 September 1884
Millers Corners, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah Cleveland died at her home in
Millers, Sept. 3, aged 53 years. She was a great sufferer for a long
time from a cancer. She was buried in Mendon, N. Y. Rev. Mr. Durfee of
East Bloomfield conducted the services, assisted by the Miller's
From Geneva Courier 24 December 1873
Railroad Accident -- On Wednesday afternoon a man named Cornelius
was run over by the work train on the Central Railroad at
the Phelps station and killed. Mr. Clifford, it seems, was deaf and was
attending on the track just east of the Depot, looking at a circular
saw under the sheds, which was running. The train backed down
unheard and unseen by him and the engine passed over him lengthwise,
crushing his leg and head. The engine was moving slowly at the
time of the accident. The deceased was unmarried and aged about sixty
From Ontario County Journal 28
Victor, N. Y. - Died, at the residence of William J. Cline, on
Tuesday evening at sunset, Mrs. Betsey Ann Cline, relict of
Mark Cline, aged 75 years. The funeral was held last Thursday at 3
p.m., at the house, and 4 p.m. at South Perinton M. E. Church. The Rev.
Mr. Chandler of Macedon attended the funeral.
From Ontario County Journal 12 January 1894
Victor, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. John Cline, who died
last Saturday, was held at her late residence Monday afternoon, Rev. J.
W. Copeland of the Methodist church officiating.
From Phelps Citizen 5 December 1878
Mrs. Maria Cline died at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. A. F.
Ranney, on Thursday, Nov. 28, 1878. She had lived to the advanced age of
seventy-eight years, sixty of which has been passed in this town. She
was the wife of Mr. Conrad Cline, who died about four years ago. She was
married at the age of eighteen, and immediately moved here from
Columbia county. There were few mothers who were as devoted and lived as
exemplary a life, always retired and unassuming, yet ever ready and
willing to engage in any necessary and proper undertaking.
From Geneva Gazette 16
Death from Morphine - On Monday morning last, Marvin Cline, a
Phelps, was found dead in his bed at the
residence of his relative Mr. Eacker, with indications that he died
from an overdose of morphine. From the fact that he was in pecuniary
trouble having lately failed in business at Buffalo as a malster, and
prosecuted to an indictment for false pretenses by disappointed
creditors, the inference gained credence to some extent that he
deliberately committed suicide. But the weight of evidence is to the
contrary. He was a sufferer from neuralgia, and that
cause, as also his mental troubles, necessitated that he take anodynes
to produce sleep. We understand that no inquest was held, the
authorities as well as relatives, thinking it unnecessary.
From Ontario County Journal 3 September 1897
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Richard Cline died at her home on
Tuesday, aged 66 years. The funeral was held at the home on Saturday.
From Ontario County Chronicle 9 November 1904
Phelps, N. Y. - William Cline died at his home, three miles north
of Phelps, Friday. The funeral services were held from the residence
Sunday afternoon, Rev. E. L. Waldorf officiating, and interment was
made in Phelps cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 20 April 1917
Victor, N. Y. - William I. Cline died on Sunday morning at 9
o'clock at the home of Mrs. Cornelia Hunt, north of this village, at
the age of 80 years. Mr. Cline was a successful farmer and nearly his
whole life had been passed in this vicinity. He was born on December
23, 1836, in the town of Perinton, and was married to Miss Mary Mead
Sept. 10, 1867. He is survived
by his wife, and one son, W. Benham Cline of Rochester; and three
grandchildren. The funeral services were held from the home of Mrs.
Cornelia Hunt in Perinton on Tuesday afternoon.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 September 1919
George W. Clise, aged 76 years, died last night at his home on the
Serven road, north of Geneva. Mr. Clise had been a farmer for many
years. The survivors are his widow, three sons, Harry W. Clise of
Wyoming, N. Y.; Charles Henry Clise of Detroit and
James C. Clise of this city; and two daughters, the Misses Julia C.
Clise of this city and Mary E. Clise of Waterloo. The funeral will be
held at the residence on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. B.
Hubbs will officiate. Burial in the Wooden cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 11 October 1918
Canandaigua, Oct. 10 - The death of George B. Clohecy occurred
this morning at 5:30 o'clock, at the home of his son, George E.
Clohecy. Mr. Clohecy was 70 years of age. Death was due to apoplexy. He
was born in the town of Canandaigua, but moved to Bristol when a young
man. He is survived by his wife, now in Canandaigua Hospital recovering
from an illness; two sons, George E. Clohecy, county jailer at the
Ontario County Jail; and Will Clohecy of Bristol; and two daughters,
Mrs. Avery Jameson and Mrs.
J. A. Allen, both of this city. The funeral is to be held from the late
residence Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock with Rev. William H. Yard,
Methodist pastor, officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 August 1944
Mrs. Nina Clonan, widow of Frank Clonan, formerly of this city,
died yesterday (Aug. 26) at her home in Mineville, N. Y. She is
survived by two sons, Lt. Merritt Clonan of the United States Navy and
Corporal Francis Clonan of the U. S. Army; also by one sister, Miss
Laura Merritt of Johnstown, Pa.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock in the
Bennett Funeral Home, Rev. Alexander Thompson of the North Presbyterian
church will officiate. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Advertiser 17 February 1891
Hiram Close, an old citizen of this place, quiet but highly
respected, passed away yesterday morning. Very few outside his
immediate neighborhood knew that he was ill, as he was seen down town
last week. We have not learned the particulars, but presume he suffered
from pneumonia, of which there have been a great many cases. Two children survive him, a son and a daughter, both married.
Geneva Gazette 7 July 1876
Mrs. Hiram Close, who for many months has been a great sufferer
from cancer, died on the 7th inst. Death in this case must have
come as a sweet relief to the terribly afflicted one.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 February 1942
Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Anna Clough of
Buffalo, formerly of this city. Mrs. Clough died February 6th, after a
long illness, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Boisvert, of 828
Potomac avenue, Buffalo. The body will arrive here tomorrow noon by the
Lehigh Valley and will be taken to the home of her brother, Michael
Brennan. Survivors include
one daughter, Mrs. Boisvert; three granddaughters, Miss Ethel Boisvert
and Mrs. Charles Clark, Buffalo, and Mrs. Harrison Ives of Toledo, O.;
and her brother, Michael Brennan of Geneva. Mrs. Clough was a charter
member of the Rosary Society of St. Francis de Sales Church. Funeral
services will be held Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the Brennan
home, and 9 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales church. Interment will be
in St. Patrick's cemetery.
Daily Times 10 October 1902
Isaac Clough died at 8:30 o'clock last night, at the home of his
son-in-law, Thomas V. Roberts, 6 East Washington street, aged 80 years.
The deceased had been a resident of this
city for the past fifty years. He was born in Holland, and came
to this country as a youth, settling in Hudson, N.
Y., from which place he came to this city. He is survived by two
sons, Jacob H. Clough, of Pittsburg, and Frederick Clough, of Florida;
one daughter, Mrs. Elmer Hosier, of Corning, and one brother, Jacob
Clough of Los Angeles, Cal. The funeral will take place at 4
o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the home of Thomas V. Roberts, 6
Washington street. Rev. W. W. Weller, of
whose church the deceased was a member, will officiate. Interment
will be in the Washington street cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 February 1939
Mrs. Julia Clow, 79, widow of George A. Clow, died yesterday at her
home, 34 Copeland avenue, after a short illness. She leaves three
daughters, Mrs. Harold Soule of Waterloo, Mrs. Howard Scoon of Hall and
Mrs. Charles Gibson of Geneva; four sons, John Clow of Syracuse, Frank
and Albert of Rochester, and Harold of Geneva; 12 grandchildren; and
one great-grandchild. A private prayer service will be held at 2
o'clock tomorrow afternoon from her late home with service in Trinity
Episcopal church at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. J. B. Arthur of St. Paul's
church, Waterloo, will officiate. Interment will be in Glenwood
From Ontario County Journal 17 May 1878
Shortsville, N. Y. -
Mr. B. F. Cloyes, a well-known citizen among us who has been
suffering from a severe illness for some weeks past, died at his
residence, Tuesday p.m. The funeral took place at the
Presbyterian church, 2:30 Thursday p.m. The Rev. Mr. Corbin of
Clifton Springs officiated.
From Ontario County Times 11 April 1888
Shortsville, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Harriett Cloyes last
Saturday morning at her home in this place was a shock to her many
friends. She had been usually well until within a week of her demise,
and had not been considered dangerously ill only a few hours before the
end. She was the widow of Mr. F. Cloyes, who died of consumption about
two years ago. She leaves one son, Myron F. Cloyes; and two brothers,
Mr. Cuyler Buck of Rochester, and M. M. Buck of St. Louis, beside a
large circle of friends, who will sincerely mourn her loss. The funeral
services will be held from the Presbyterian church Tuesday at 2 p.m..
From Ontario County Journal 29 March 1918
The death of Mrs. Nellie Agusta Cloyes, aged 52 years,
occurred at her house in Pleasant street on Tuesday. She leaves one
daughter, Miss Hazel Cloyes, of Canandaigua; one sister, Mrs. Ida Bates
of Rochester; and one brother, Joseph Bradford of Canandaigua. The
funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon, Rev. Livingston L.
From Penn Yan Democrat 22 January 1926
At his home in Hall, Sunday, January 17, Alexander Clubb, aged
80 years. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mary Beattie of London,
Ontario, Canada; Mrs. Margaret Dixon of Hall; three brothers, George
Clubb, James Clubb of Morris, Manitoba, Canada, and John Clubb of
Easton, Mass.; two sons, John S. of Rochester, and Charles H. of Hall.
The funeral services were held from the home on Wednesday afternoon,
Rev. Mr. Watson, pastor of No. 9 Church, officiating, assisted by Rev.
James Sykes, pastor of the Congregational church of Hall. Burial in the
Little Church cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 April 1904
The funeral of Mrs. Jane Clubb, wife of Alexander Clubb of
Hall's Corners, took place from the house, Rev. A. B. Temple
officiating. Burial was in the Log church cemetery. Mrs. Clubb died
Sunday at the age of fifty-eight years.
From Ontario County Chronicle 6 April 1904
Phelps, N. Y. - Jennie, wife of Alexander Clubb, died
her home in this village Saturday morning, April 2nd, aged 58 years.
Mrs. Clubb had been an invalid and confined to her bed for a number of
years. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, John of
Rochester, and Charles of this place. Funeral services were held
From Ontario County Journal 5 May 1899
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The body of Edward Clum, of this
village, was found suspended from a beam in the building known as
Bartlett's barn, some half-mile east of here, where Mr. Clum had been
at work. He had been missing since 9:30, and was not found until noon.
The deed was accomplished by means of a tie strap, and the unfortunate
man had jumped from a beam. His hat was still on when the body was
discovered, a little after noon, by Palmer Watson. The jury impaneled
was W. A. Judd, F. H. Newland, W. J. Morphy, M. A. Hosford, G. I.
Jennings, A. J. Barry, N. B. Briggs, J. M. Burgdorf, L. M. Bement, Bert
Baldwin, H. L. Wright, J. H. Wicks. Jury met and elected W. A. Judd
foreman and adjourned until yesterday.
From Geneva Gazette 1 May 1896
A fatal accident occurred at Clifton Springs on the 23d ult.
While Virgil Clum and Stephen Maloney, Jr., were working
in the sand pit near the Sanitarium, a portion of the bank caved in,
entirely burying Clum and covering Maloney to his neck. The latter was
extricated without injury, but it took several minutes to uncover
Clum's head, and life was extinct before the work was accomplished.
Drs. Spalding and Thayer vainly tried to resuscitate him.
Mr. Clum was a highly esteemed and industrious citizen; he leaves
a widow. The funeral was conducted by Rev. S. H. Adams yesterday
afternoon; interment at Red Creek.
From Naples News 18 March 1914
Melissa Clute was born in Springwater, Livingston county, Dec. 5th,
1832. She married Ephriam Clute, March 27th, 1851; to this union were
born four children, three sons and one daughter, only one surviving her,
Merritt Clute of Detroit, Mich. Her husband died Feb. 18, 1895; since
that time she had lived in her little home near the church of which she
was a member. Mrs. Clute experienced religion when 21 years old and had
been a faithful server of her Master. She was always ready and willing
to lend a hand in sickness and she will be missed in the community where
she had lived for 59 years. She died Feb. 26, 1914, after ten weeks of
suffering at her home where whe was lovingly cared for by her niece,
Mrs. Jerome Shepard. Funeral services were held Feb. 28th at the County
line church, her pastor, Rev. Gardner, officiating. Burial in the County
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