"Con" Obituaries



From Ontario County Times 2 March 1892

Naples, N. Y. -
Death has again visited our village, taking this time one of our oldest merchants, Mr. Joseph Conaughty, who died on Thursday morning last after a week's illness. His younger brother, J. H. Conaughty, with whom he had been associated in business for many years, died only about four weeks since. Mr. Conaughty came to Naples some forty-five years ago from Rensselaer county, and entered into the business with which he has from that time been connected. His wife died many years ago and he never remarried. Four daughters, all residing in Naples, survive him: Mrs. S. J. Parrish, Mrs. E. W. Cleveland, Mrs. Alice Gordon, and Mrs. J. L. Monier, with whom he made his home. Three sisters, residing here, Miss Mary Conaughty, Miss Sarah Conaughty and Mrs. Margaret Wilson and William Conaughty, of Albany, also survive him. The funeral was held on Saturday, Rev. B. F. Millard officiating.



From Ontario County Chronicle 21 December 1904

Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Patrick Concannon
died at her home east of this village at Mertensia Wednesday evening of last week, after a lingering illness from a cancerous trouble. She was 79 years of age. The funeral was held on Saturday morning at St. Patrick's church in this village, and interment was made in the Catholic cemetery here. Rev. J. J. Donnelly officiated. Besides the husband, two daughters and four sons survive, Miss Kate Concannon, a trained nurse at Syracuse; Mrs. John Haley of Fishers; John of this village; Edward, William and James, all of Mertensia.



From Shortsville Enterprise 13 January 1911

We express condolence to Edward Concannon of this village on the death of his estimable father, Patrick Concannon, which occurred at his home near Victor on Thursday of last week. His age was 89 years. The funeral services were held from St. Patrick's church in Victor on Saturday morning with interment in the Catholic cemetery in that village.

From Ontario County Journal 6 January 1911

Patrick Concannon
died yesterday morning at his home near Victor, aged 89 years. Born in County Mayo, Ireland in 1822, and came to Victor to reside in 1849. There survive a widow, Mary Tierney Concannon and six children: Mrs. John W. Healy of Fishers; John of Victor; James of Mertensia; Catherine of Syracuse; Edmund of Shortsville; and William who lived at home. The funeral will be held from St. Patrick's church, Victor, tomorrow morning.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 9 March 1926

Victor, March 8 - William E. Concannon
died Sunday night at the home of his brother, James Concannon. Mr. Concannon was born in Victor and had lived here nearly all his life. He leaves seven children: John Concannon of Norristown, Pa., and Mildred, Bernard, Robert, Margaret, Doris and Edward Concannon, all of Victor; two brothers, John and James Concannon of Victor; and two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Harley of Fishers and Miss K. Concannon of Syracuse. Funeral services will take place Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the home and at 9 o'clock from St. Patrick's Church. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery.



From Phelps Citizen 18 March 1880

Died in Phelps, Thursday, March 11th, George A. Condit, aged 77 years. Mr. Condit was born in Orange, N. J., January 11 1808, from whence he removed to New York City in 1821. In 1825 he came to Geneva, and in 1840 he took up his residence in Phelps, where he resided until his death. Five years ago he was stricken with paralysis, which led to his death. His funeral was attended from the M. E. Church, of this place, Sunday morning.



From Geneva Gazette 6 March 1857

Joseph Condit of Phelps, a grandson of Joseph Condit of this village, was run over by a train of cars on the night of the 4th, near Oaks Corners.  He survived his injuries but about one hour.



From Geneva Daily Times 21 May 1904

The death of Mrs. Julia G. Condit, wife of Ernest D. Condit, occurred this morning at her home on Pre-emption road, two miles north of the city, after a lingering illness. Mrs. Condit is survived by her husband and three children, also by her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. P. Wooden, and three sisters. The funeral services will be held at the family residence on Pre-emption Road at 2 o'clock Tuesday. Rev. W. W. Weller officiating.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 December 1915

Phelps, N. Y. -  Sidney L. Condit,
aged 66 years, died at 6:30 o'clock last night at his home in Quarry street, after a prolonged illness due to heart trouble. He was born in Waterloo and had lived in Phelps for the last forty years. He is survived by his wife; six sons, William, Lewis, Percy, Arthur and Carl of Phelps, and Charles of Rochester; and four daughters, Mrs. Grace Yeomans of Niagara Falls, Mrs. William Leander, Mrs. Ernest Coomber and Miss Eva Condit, all of Phelps. The funeral will be held Wednesday.



From Geneva Daily Times 20 August 1940

The funeral of Mrs. Fannie E. Condol, who died Sunday, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. R. Jackson, Pulteney street, with the Rev. S. H. Edsall of Trinity Episcopal church officiating. Burial will be in Washington Street Cemetery



From Geneva Daily Times 17 May 1909

George Condol,
aged 51 years, died suddenly Saturday night at his home, No. 136 High street. The deceased had been slightly ill for about seven years with rheumatism and last week was apparently in his usual health. On Thursday he was about the street but did not go out of the house on Friday or Saturday. Saturday evening he retired early. About ten o'clock, before the other members retired, he was found dead in his bed. Dr. Chauncey W. Grove was summoned and later Coroner Eiseline of Shortsville was called. He pronounced death due to rheumatism of the heart. The survivors are his father, Joseph R. Condol; and two sisters, Mrs. H. G. Harden of Rochester and Mrs. Reuben S. Hawkins of this city. The funeral will take place from the home at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, and at 2:30 o'clock from High Street chapel. Rev. W. W. Weller, pastor of the First Presbyterian church will officiate and burial will be made in the family plot in Washington Street Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 9 February 1894

Died -
In Geneva, Feb. 2d, Mrs. William Condol, in the 96th year of her age.  She leaves surviving her six children, three sons and three daughters, viz:  Joseph R. of Geneva, William of Elmira, and Erastus, of Cleveland, O.; Mrs. Julia Brown and Miss Nancy Condol of Geneva, and Mrs. Clarissa Hamilton of Niagara Falls.  She leaves several grandchildren of the second, third and fourth generations.  Her funeral took place from her late residence last Monday and was largely attended, by the people of her race especially, who held her in affectionate regard. Rev. Mr. Weller of the 1st Presbyterian church officiated.



From Victor Herald 21 April 1905

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
The death of Edmund Condon, Jr., aged 42 years, occurred at the family home, Monday afternoon, after a short illness from pneumonia. Mr. Condon's illness was of short duration and his death came as a sudden blow to the family and his friends, many of whom were unaware of his illness until death had occurred. Only one week before he was in attendance at St. Bridget's church, of which he was a faithful member. In his death the family loses a kind and loving son and brother, and the community an honored and respected citizen. There are left to mourn his loss an aged father and mother, three brothers, David, John and William; and two sisters, Misses Ella and Bridget, all of this place. Funeral services will be held from St. Bridget's church Thursday at 10 a.m.



From Shortsville Enterprise 3 June 1915

On Thursday afternoon last the remains of Mrs. Elizabeth Condon, who died at her home in Auburn on Tuesday preceding, were received in this village for burial in Brookside cemetery. Her age was 71 years. Mrs. Condon was born in Scotland on August 22, 1844, and was a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Burns. For many years she had made her home in Manchester. She united in marriage to Captain James W. Condon and they lived in Buffalo until his demise in 1897. She then returned to Manchester to reside, remaining there until seven years ago when she chose Auburn as her home. The survivors are three brothers, Peter Burns of Canandaigua; John Burns of Phelps; and Robert J. Burns of Buffalo; also three sisters, Mrs. A. A. Sheffield and Mrs. S. F. Burlingham of Manchester, and Mrs. Harriet Huntly, of Auburn, with whom the deceased resided.



From Ontario County Journal 1 February 1907

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
The funeral of Mrs. Johanna Condon, wife of Edward Condon, was held from St. Bridget's church on Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, Father Garvey, of Livonia, officiating. Her death occurred on Saturday. She was born in Ireland 78 years ago, and came to this country 60 years ago. She had resided here for 50 years. She leaves her husband, three sons, David, John, and William; and two daughters, Misses Ellen and Bridget, all of this place.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 14 March 1916

Canandaigua, March 13 -
The body of Joseph Condon will arrive here Tuesday at 12:30 for burial in Calvary cemetery. Mr. Condon was 74 years of age and died in the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Neldenger, in Buffalo, yesterday. He leaves four daughters, Mrs. Neldenger, Mrs. P. J. Gayson of Buffalo, and Mrs. E. Bourne of Syracuse, and Mrs. John Sanders of Springfield, Mass.; two sons, Thomas Condon of Buffalo and Edward Condon of Syracuse.



From Geneva Gazette 13 January 1899

Wm. Condon
of Victor died Jan. 8 of grip.  His age is 111 years, and he is believed to be the oldest person in the state.  In early life he was a soldier in the British army.  He used tobacco all his life, and it was his boast that he had made more smoke than the battle of Waterloo.  He could read coarse print at the age of 110.



From Ontario County Chronicle 20 February 1901

William Condon, aged 56 years, died Monday at the home of his brother-in-law, James Fox, Saltonstall street. He served in the war of the Rebellion, being a member of the Fifteenth New York Cavalry. He was a member of Albert M. Murray Post G. A. R.



From Ontario County Journal 17 March 1893

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
The remains of Mrs. Eber Cone, formerly Miss Josie Marts, were brought here for burial last Saturday. As a girl and woman, Mrs. Cone had for years been a residence of East Bloomfield. Some years ago she went with her husband to Canandaigua to live. Recently she was taken to a hospital in Rochester for treatment for the disease which last week terminated in her death.



From Ontario County Journal 8 February 1901

James L. Cone,
a lifelong resident of Hopewell, died at his residence at Ennerdale station on Tuesday. The Cone family is closely associated with the early history of the town, the grandfather of the deceased, Ozias Cone, having been one of the first settlers there. Mr. Cone was born Dec. 15, 1822. His wife, who died in 1890, was Miss Edna C. Beach. To them were born five children, only two of whom survive, David W. and Winfield S. Cone. Mr. Cone was a Democrat and by that party was elected justice of the peace for four terms, assessor three years and highway commissioner one term. The funeral will be held from his home tomorrow morning at eleven o'clock.



From Ontario County Journal 6 December 1912

Reed's Corners, N. Y. - 
At his home at Wilson's Corners on Friday evening occurred the death of Martin Cone, Sr. He is survived by his wife and three sons, John of Canandaigua, Martin and Edward, of this place; and four daughters, Mrs. Benjamin Miles of Cheshire, Mrs. Augustus Durmun of Penn Yan, Mrs. David Kunes of Naples, and Mrs. James Kaveny, of this place. The funeral was held on Monday at St. Mary's church in Canandaigua. Interment was in Calvary cemetery, Canandaigua.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 29 June 1917

Rushville, June 25 - Mrs. Mary Burle Cone,
82 years old, of Wilson's Corners, died Tuesday evening, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Benjamin Miles, at Cheshire. She was born in Ireland but came to America 58 years ago and has since resided in this vicinity. Fifty-six years ago she was married to Martin Cone who died in 1912. Of her eight children, six are living, Mrs. Miles, of Chester; Mrs. Mary Kunes, of Rushville; Mrs. Miles Durnan, of Penn Yan; John Cone, of Canandaigua, and Edward and Martin Cone, of Reeds Corners. The funeral services will be held from St. Mary's Church, Canandaigua, to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock with burial at Canandaigua.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 28 June 1917

Canandaigua, June 27 - Mrs. Mary D. Cone
, widow of Michael Cone, of Reed's Corners, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Benjamin Miles, at Cheshire, last evening about 7 o'clock. Mrs. Cone is survived by three sons, Martin and Edward Cone, of Reed's Corners, and John Cone, of this city; also three daughters, Mrs. Gus Durin, of Penn Yan; Mrs. Mary Kunes, of Rushville, and Mrs. Benjamin Miles of Cheshire. The funeral services will be held at St. Mary's Church here Friday morning at 10 o'clock, and burial will be in Calvary cemetery.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 11 May 1870

We have been informed that Mr. Hiram Cones, of South Bristol, was accidentally killed a short time since, while hunting. His body was discovered in the woods, with a wound in the shoulder and his face badly torn by the charge of shot. Mr. Cones was a poor man on whose exertions depended the support of his aged parents.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 19 April 1924

Phelps, N. Y., April 18 - George A. Conine,
80 years old, died yesterday morning at Clifton Springs Sanitarium. His health became impaired about a month ago. Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. VanGorder of Newark and Mrs. Jesse Howell of Clifton Springs; and four grandchildren. Funeral services under direction of the Masonic order will be conducted by Rev. G. H. Winkworth, pastor of the Phelps Methodist Episcopal Church, at the Conine home in Ontario street, at 3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Interment will be in Rest Haven cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 15 June 1908

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Jennie Conine,
wife of George Conine of this place, died at the City Hospital at Geneva yesterday morning. Mrs. Conine was taken seriously ill last Thursday and the following Saturday she was removed to the hospital, where she underwent a surgical operation. Two years ago she submitted to an operation for appendicitis. Mrs. Conine was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ridley of this place and was born in the town of Phelps 41 years ago. She lived here always and on March 11, 1885, she was united in marriage to George Conine. Her near surviving relatives are her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Melvin Van Gorder of Newark and Miss Anna Conine, who resides at home. She also leaves her parents, one brother, Edward L. Ridley and one sister, Mrs. J. W. Donnelly, all of Phelps. Mrs. Conine was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of this place and took an active interest in church work. She was also a member of Wide Awake Grange, Phelps Hive, Ladies of the Maccabees, and a charter member of Royal Chapter of the Eastern Star.



From Geneva Daily Times 21 June 1907

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Catherine Rebecca Simerson, wife of Martin W. Conklin, died at her home in the village of West Bloomfield, Wednesday, aged 61 years. She had been confined to her bed about a year. Mrs. Conklin was born at Mount Morris and was married there to Mr. Conklin about forty years ago. After residing in that village for twenty years, they went to East Bloomfield, and have lived either in East or West Bloomfield since. Mrs. Conklin leaves her husband; three sons, Fred S. and William W. of West Bloomfield, and Burton J. Conklin of East Bloomfield; and one daughter, Mrs. Mabel M. Olmstead of West Bloomfield. Mrs. Conklin was a member and active worker in the Congregational church for many years.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 16 January 1922

Phelps, N. Y. - George A. Conklin,
48 years old, after a brief illness with pneumonia, died this morning at the Clifton Springs Sanitarium, where he was taken last Thursday. Mr. Conklin, who was the eldest son of George W. and Sarah M. Conklin, was born in Phelps on May 16, 1873, and has spent his whole life in this village. Surviving are his wife; five sons, Charles, Arthur, Carl, George and Clarence; three daughters, Mattie, Florence and Daisy; his parents; a sister, Mrs. Clarence Kelly; a brother, Floyd Conklin; and a granddaughter, Hazel Conklin, all of Phelps. Funeral services will be held at 2  o'clock on Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kelly, Rev. C. J. Wood, pastor of the Phelps Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment will be in Rest Haven cemetery, Phelps.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 4 March 1931

Phelps, March 3 - George W. Conklin,
died last night. Mr. Conklin was born at Clyde, April 19, 1860, and had lived in Phelps for many years. Besides his wife, he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Clarence W. Kelly, of Phelps; 11 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Kelly, on Thursday afternoon.



From Geneva Daily Times 20 April 1937

Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Helen Conklin,
aged 81, widow of Thomas Conklin, died Friday at the home of her brother-in-law, Delbert Powell of Reeds Corners, where she was visiting three weeks ago when she fell and broke her hip and where she has since been cared for. She is survived by one son, Roy Conklin of Gorham; and one daughter, Mrs. Judson Bell of Potter; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the Powell home, Rev. Ralph D. Ross, pastor of Reeds Corners Church, officiating, and interment made at Reed Corners cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 22 December 1911

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
On Saturday afternoon occurred the death of Melville L. Conklin, at his home in this village, from pneumonia. Mr. Conklin was born 70 years ago last September on the old Conklin homestead at Mount Morris, and was one of eight children, his death being the first among the children in 64 years. In 1885 he was united in marriage with Miss Cornelia Winegar of Mt. Morris, who survives him; also four children by his first wife, F. S. Conklin, W. W. Conklin, Mrs. Fred Olmstead, of this town, and Burton J. Conklin of East Bloomfield; nine grandchildren; four brothers, Garret C. Conklin of Tuscarora, Rev. N. J. Conklin of Rochester, R. R. Conklin of Canandaigua, Frank V. Conklin of Mt. Morris; three sisters, Mrs. J. C. Wicks, Mrs. W. W. Richmond and Mrs. James McNair of Mt. Morris. Mr. Conklin had lived in this vicinity about 35 years and was widely known. He was a member of Congregational church, from which funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon. The pastor, Rev. Charles Hamblin, conducted the services, and interment was made in the Rural cemetery.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 11 January 1905

Naples, N. Y. - Pert Conklin
died at his home in West River Friday night of heart failure.



From Ontario County Journal 1 February 1918

Rupert Ralston Conklin
passed away at his home on West avenue on Saturday evening following a long illness. Deceased was born in Mt. Morris on August 23, 1845, and had resided in Canandaigua the past 15 years. He was engaged in the harness business for several years retiring a year ago owing to ill health. He was a member of the Maccabees. He leaves a wife, two daughters, Mrs. Henry Howell and Mrs. Hiland Shaddock, of Canandaigua; one brother, Frank V. Conklin of Rochester; and three sisters, Mrs. Flora Richmond, Florence McNair and Mrs. Eudolpha C. Weeks of Mt. Morris. Rev. C. Clarence Baker officiated at the funeral services on Tuesday afternoon. Interment will be at Ionia.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 20 February 1888

The funeral of the late Samuel Conklin which took place at Canandaigua yesterday was largely attended. Through the kindness of Mr. Burrows, superintendent of the Western Division, the friends in Rochester and stations between there and Canandaigua were given a special train and many availed themselves of the opportunity to attend, although numbers did not know of the announcement in time to go. There were about 100 railroad men in attendance. Mr. R. Conklin and Mrs. Alice Conklin desire to thank the friends who so kindly assisted and sympathized with them in their affliction. They feel especially thankful to Mr. Burrows, superintendent of the Western Division, and to J. D. Drexilius, train dispatcher, and all the employees of the N. Y. C. & H. R. R. who rendered kindly assistance.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 November 1904

Canandaigua, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. Sarah C. Conklin, widow of the late William H. Conklin, of Clifton Springs, who died at the Thompson hospital Saturday, was held yesterday afternoon. The deceased, who was eighty-one years old, had resided with her daughter, Mrs. Powelson, on Chapin street, for the past dozen years, was taken ill a month ago with a complication of heart and other ailments. A few days before her death she was removed to the Thompson hospital. Deceased spent most of her life in Barrington, Yates county. Her husband died at Clifton Springs nine years ago. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Powelson, of this village, deceased is survived by two sons, William of Shortsville, Edward of Clifton Springs, and one brother, John Tunison of Hastings, Mich., and one sister, Mrs. Susan Williams of Adrian, Mich.



From Ontario County Journal 17 January 1902

Reed's Corners, N. Y. - 
The death of Thomas Conklin on Friday morning was not unexpected, he having been a great sufferer for a long period. The funeral was held at the Congregational church on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Frank Shultis officiating. A large number of relatives and friends were present. He leaves a wife and two children.



From Ontario County Journal 16 July 1897

Reed's Corners, N. Y. - 
The sad and sudden death of William Conklin occurred on Monday afternoon at his home in Canandaigua. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon in the Congregational church in this place and was largely attended. The K. O. T. M. and L. O. T. M. lodges of Canandaigua, accompanied by the K. O. T. M. lodge of this place, attended in a body. The interment took place at the Reed's Corners cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 11 April 1913

The death of William B. Conklin, aged 49 years, 6 months, occurred at his home on Gorham street Tuesday. He had been ill since Saturday. Besides his wife, he leaves one son, Samuel; and two daughters, Gladys and Helen, of Canandaigua. Rev. G. Rector Dye officiated at the funeral services yesterday afternoon. Interment will be at Woodlawn.



From Ontario County Chronicle 15 January 1902

Gorham, N. Y. -
The funeral of Thomas G. Conklin, who died on Friday of consumption, was held yesterday afternoon. He leaves a wife and three children, and was about 42 years of age.



From Geneva Daily Times 28 August 1902

Miss Elizabeth Conkling
died at her late residence, 207 Genesee street, at 8:20 o'clock last evening, aged 62 years. The deceased is survived by one sister, Mrs. Hannah Palmateer, of this city; four nieces, Mrs. Fannie Hun of Rochester, Mrs. Frank Sweet, of Rochester, Mrs. Charles Cook of this city, Mrs. John Wynkoop of Clifton Springs, and by one nephew, William Parker, of Hartland, Ill.  The funeral will take place from the late residence of the deceased at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Interment will be in Glenwood cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 10 February 1899

Rushville, N. Y. -
On Tuesday occurred the death of Mrs. John Conkling at her home about three miles south of this place. She leaves a husband, one daughter and two sons. The funeral was held from the house on Thursday morning with interment at Canandaigua.



From Geneva Gazette 26 July 1889

In the town of South Bristol on Gannet Hill Friday evening last, during the thunder storm, Mrs. Oliver Conley was in the cellar skimming milk when Harry Conley, a grown up son, going down, seated himself on the lower steps of the stairs leading into the cellar, thus bringing himself into a shaft of damp air; when the electric fluid struck the house and descending into the cellar, instantly killed both Mrs. Conley and the son Harry.  Mr. Oliver Conley, in the room above with the baby in his arms, was prostrated and stunned and the child somewhat burned.  In its descent it passed through a bed on steel wire springs, demolishing the bedstead and twisting the springs in a very peculiar manner. Cor. Roch. Union.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 11 May 1937

Entered into rest at his home in West Main St., Clifton Springs, Sunday evening, Dr. Lawrence P. Conley. He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Harold Frohlick; and one granddaughter, Miss Allona Frohlick of Clifton Springs. Funeral services from St. John's Episcopal Church, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, rev. T. H. McGrew officiating. Burial in Clifton Springs cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 9 August 1905

This afternoon occurred the death of Thomas Francis Conley, infant son of Mrs. and Mrs. Cornelius Conley, of 34 Seymour street. The cause of death was acute indigestion. Deceased was aged one year and nine months. This is the second death within week in the same household and marks the passing of old age and infancy close together. The other death in the family was that of the great-grandmother of the infant who died today, namely, Mrs. Ella McWilliams. Until death entered this home, there were representatives of four generations living in it. The oldest and youngest have now been taken away.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 24 November 1938

Canandaigua - Mrs. Agnes Caroline Conlon, 27, wife of Lloyd Conlon, Canandaigua RD 5, died here Tuesday night in Memorial hospital. She was born in Sodus and had resided in Canandaigua 10 years. Surviving are the husband, and a daughter, Caroline; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Borden, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Albert Walker, Canandaigua; and a step-brother, Joseph O'Brien, Rochester. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at 11 North Pearl St., this city, with burial in Rose.



From Geneva Daily Times 11 January 1904

The funeral of John Connaughton, whose body was found in the Seneca river Saturday, was held from the home of his uncle, Thomas Claffey, North street, at 9:30 and from St. Francis de Sales church at 10 o'clock this morning. The Malsters' union attended in a body. The bearers were Walter Reid, John McCarthy, John Commiskey, Bartley Gerrity, George Fitzgerald and Harry White. Burial was in St. Patrick's cemetery. Chief of Police Connors and Coroner Clark of Waterloo, were in this city this morning looking for information in relation to the case. They also went over the ground that Connaughton is supposed to have taken on his fatal walk and interviewed those who were last with the man on New Year's eve. The information obtained will be used in case an inquest is deemed necessary.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 February 1908

The death of Mrs. Ellen Connell, wife of William Connell, occurred yesterday morning at the home at No. 226 West North street. Mrs. Connell was ill with the grip about two weeks ago and recovered. She was about the house as usual yesterday morning but was stricken with heart failure, and died suddenly. Mrs. Connell was aged 68 years. She was born in Ireland, and came to this country 42 years ago and located in Geneva. Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter, Miss Lucy Connell; two sons, William Connell and Charles Connell, and one brother, John Mahany, all of this city. The funeral will take place from the house Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock and at 9:30 from St. Francis Desales church. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 24 October 1931

Frank Connell,
273 Castle street, died last night after a short illness. He is survived by his widow, Hannah Connell; one daughter, Alice; one son, Francis, of Geneva; one brother, Timothy of Rochester; and three sisters, Margaret Connell of Rochester, Mrs. Edward O'Neil and Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas of Geneva. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock from his late home and 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's Church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 11 March 1910

The death of Mrs. Jane Connell, aged 92 years, occurred early on Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. C. Hovey, Perry place. A fall received several weeks ago hastened her death. The funeral was held from the home yesterday afternoon, Rev. H. L. Gaylord officiating. The interment will be at Jordon today. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. E. C. Hovey.



From Victor Herald 11 October 1901

The many friends of Mrs. Mary J. Connell were very much saddened to hear of her death, which occurred at Dr. Graham's private hospital, Rochester, Monday, September 30th. She had been ill but two days when it was thought advisable to remove her to the hospital, where she underwent an operation from which she never rallied. Mrs. Connell leaves to mourn her loss a devoted daughter, who feels that she has lost a kind and loving mother, also two sisters, Mrs. James Murray of Mertensia, and Mrs. Charles Nichols, of Victor, and two brothers, Thomas and Richard Riley, both of Rochester. Mrs. Connell had a very large circle of friends, old and young; she was a favorite among them all, as was proved by the beautiful floral tributes. The funeral took place at St. Patrick's church, Victor, Wednesday, October 2nd, at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. J. J. Donnelly officiating. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery. It is with a feeling of sorrow, too deep for words of ours to express, that we extend to the bereaved ones our most heartfelt sympathy. By her death, a place in a cheerful home must remain forever vacant; but the memory of her sweet face and kindly ways will ever be present to shed a ray of brightest sunshine upon the deepest gloom.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 March 1916

William Connell, Sr.,
aged 84 years, died at his home on North street at 2:45 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The remains were taken to the home of his son, William Connell, Jr., at No. 57 North Genesee street. The survivors are one daughter, Miss Lucy Connell; and two sons, William Jr., and Charles Connell, all of this city. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home of his son and at 3 o'clock from St. Peter's Church. Burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 24 May 1937

William E. Connell
died Saturday afternoon at his home, 57 North Genesee Street, following a long illness. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ella Lain Connell; two daughters, Mrs. Leo Mulvey and Miss Gladys Connell; two sons, Harry W. and William F. Connell; one sister, Miss Lucy Connell; one brother, Charles Connell, and several grandchildren, all of Geneva. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 from his late home and 2 o'clock at St. Peter's church with the Rev. Howard H. Hassinger, rector, officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 6 June 1884

James Connelly,
a shoe-maker, living at East Bloomfield, aged about 75 years, came to Canandaigua early Thursday morning to purchase some stock, and had intended returning by the 9:30 train on the "Peanut" road, but arrived at the depot too late, and he therefore started to walk home. While on the trestle bridge which spans Cross street (or West Avenue), the "pusher" engine No. 221, with two freight cars attached, which had just helped the train he wanted to take up the grade west of the village, came back, and Connelly seeing it approaching, stepped from the track onto one of the stone piers of the bridge and in some manner lost his balance and fell to the ground beneath, and when spectators got to him, it was found that he had been instantly killed. It is not thought, and the train so aver, that neither the engine or cars struck the unfortunate. Coroner Jewett was summoned but he did not consider it necessary to empanel a jury, and the remains were therefore taken to Crane's undertaking rooms to be prepared for burial. Dr. Smith, who examined the body, could find no broken bones, and is of the opinion that death resulted from the concussion of the fall. A brother of the deceased, John Connelly, who followed the occupation of rag peddler, met a violent death near this village a number of years since by being run over by the cars.



From Ontario County Journal 2 February 1894

Shortsville, N. Y. -
The remains of James Connelly arrived here from Lisbon Falls on Sunday afternoon. He was a member of the K. O. T. M. of Mottville, and the Shortsville tent met the remains at the train. Funeral services were held on Monday from St. Dominick's church, and the interment was in the cemetery near Clifton Springs. The deceased leaves a wife and two children.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 25 October 1900

Phelps - Jeremiah Connelly,
a well-known stone mason, died Thursday evening at his home in the northwestern part of the town, aged about 65 years, of rheumatism of the heart. His widow and seven children survive.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 September 1916

Mrs. Katherine Connelly,
wife of Martin F. Connelly of 420 Castle street, died very suddenly at her home Saturday evening. Mrs. Connelly was down town during the day and seemed to be in the best of health. About 6:30 o'clock she suffered a stroke of apoplexy. Several physicians were summoned but she was past aid and died about midnight. Mrs. Connelly leaves her husband and two sons, Coleman and Francis Connelly; one daughter, Miss Romona Connelly; her mother, Mrs. Coleman Kane; three sisters, Miss Mary Kane, Mrs. Edward J. Broderick and Mrs. Edward J. Mulcahy; two brothers, Chief of Police Daniel Kane and John Kane, all of this city. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock at the house and at 10 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Victor Herald 23 April 1892

The funeral services of Mrs. Margaret Connelly of Fishers, mother of the late John Connelly, were held at St. Patrick's church Thursday morning.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 5 June 1907

Mrs. Mary A. Connelly
died at the home of her son, Francis Connelly, north of the village, Monday. She was born in Monaghan, Ireland, 82 years ago and has been a resident of this village for the past fifty years. She is survived by eight children, Cornelius Connelly, Mrs. A. J. Groff and Mrs. John Maher, all of Bergen; James Connelly of Rochester; Mrs. Mary Freer of Detroit, Mich., Francis and Edward Connelly and Mrs. Jane Connelly, all of Canandaigua. The funeral will be held from St. Mary's church this morning.



From Geneva Daily Times 6 January 1930

Mrs. Samuel Connelly
died suddenly Saturday afternoon at her home, 26  Avenue B. She was found dead on the kitchen floor by members of the family who summoned Dr. J. S. Allen. He, in turn, called Coroner George Flint who, upon investigation, pronounced death due to apoplexy. Besides her husband, Mrs. Connelly is survived by two daughters, Mary and Margaret of Geneva; one sister, Mrs. Martin Fogarty of Ireland and one brother, Michael Naughton, of Ireland. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 8:30 o'clock from her late home and 9 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 May 1905

Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah Brophy Connelly,
widow of the late John Connelly, died at her home north of this village, at 11 o'clock on Thursday evening, at the age of 71 years. She was in perfect health until a week ago, and death was due to rheumatism of the heart. Mrs. Connelly was born in Queens County, Ireland, in 1834, and when fourteen years of age, came to the United States and for the past forty years has been a respected resident of this village. Her husband died January 23, 1904. She is survived by one son, John E. Connelly of this village; four grandchildren, Miss Mary Connelly of Shortsville; Richard, Malcolm, and Miss Frances Connelly, of Maine; four nephews, Thomas F. Brophy of Shortsville; John Brophy of Phelps; James Brophy of Rochester; Samuel Lannon of Clifton Springs; and two nieces, Mrs. James Barry of Penn Yan and Mrs. John Flynn of Shortsville.



From Geneva Daily Times 17 November 1910

Thomas F. Connelly
died last night at 9:20 o'clock at his home, No. 11 West avenue. He is survived by five sons, John, Martin and Thomas of this city, Timothy of Jersey City, and Michael of Denver, Col.,; and two daughters, Mary and Bridget of this city.



From Geneva Gazette 20 April 1894

Michael Conners,
the well-known truckman, died last Tuesday after a very brief illness. A year or so ago, Mr. C. was a victim of the grippe and so ill that his life was then despaired of.  But he pulled through and resumed his occupation altho' he did not wholly regain his wonted health and strength.  The last attack befell him last Sunday, and it ran its fatal course in 48 hours. Mr. Conners was aged about 60 years and he has resided in Geneva about 40 years.  For a man of his limited education he was remarkably well informed, particularly in current political history and other passing events, and was an entertaining conversationalist.  He acquired a comfortable home on North street, the fruits of his earnings and savings.  He leaves a widow, two sons and two daughters.  His funeral took place yesterday from St. Francis de Sales Church.



From Geneva Daily Times 19 August 1908

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
At about 10 o'clock on Tuesday morning occurred the death of Patrick Henry Conney, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Edward Devereaux, in this village. Mr. Conney was born in Ireland and was 64 years of age. The funeral and burial will be in Chicago, where the body was sent today. Mr. Conney has been a resident of this village for over a year. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Devereaux, of Clifton Springs, and Mrs. Hurley of Canandaigua.



From Ontario County Journal 8 September 1899

Phelps, N. Y. - Andrew Connolly,
an old resident of this village, was found dead in his chair under a tree in his yard last week Thursday, aged 85 years. His death was due to heart trouble, he having been in poor health for a long time. Two sons, Hugh, of Australia, and Robert E., of this village, and one daughter, Mrs. Henry Hewett, survive.



From Ontario County Journal 3 May 1878

Killed by the Cars -
At about eleven o'clock last Monday forenoon, a man named John Connolly was killed on the railroad track just south of the outlet bridge.  He was standing on the track, and was seen by the engineer on the train, which was approaching him from the north.  The whistle sounded, and it was supposed he would step off the track, as he stood facing the approaching train. But he did not move, and as it was too late to stop the train, the locomotive struck him, throwing him upon one of the rails, and his right leg was crushed to a jelly. He died very soon, probably from loss of blood. His remains were brought to Crane's undertaking rooms, and properly provided for.  Coroner Shannon summoned a jury and held an inquest on Tuesday, eliciting the facts about as stated above.  Connolly was about 60 years of age, and, though harmless, was considered weak-minded and incapable of taking care of himself. He strayed away from the county house Monday morning, and probably stopped in his wanderings on the track to rest.



From Geneva Daily Times 23 January 1904

Shortsville, N. Y. -
Another case of asphyxiation, the second within a week, has occurred in this village. Mr. and Mrs. John Connolly, an aged couple lived in the northern part of Shortsville, on the Manchester road, and while a small boy was passing the place yesterday afternoon he peered in the window and saw that Mr. Connolly lay, dressed in his night clothes, across the bed, while his wife, apparently dead, was in a chair near by. The child went for help, and when the door was burst open, those entering the house were nearly suffocated with coal gas. Mr. Connolly was dead. His wife was unconscious, but will probably recover. Mr. Connolly was about seventy-five years of age and had been a resident of this village for twenty years. He leaves one son, John Connolly, of Mottsville, N. Y.



From Phelps Citizen 25 January 1928

Mrs. Mary Sommers Connnolly,
wife of Robert E. Connolly of Phelps, died of pneumonia at three o'clock on Sunday morning at the family home on Pleasant Street, at the age of 67 years. She was stricken a week before her death, but her condition was not considered critical until Friday night. Mrs. Connolly was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Sommers and was born near Clifton Springs. She had lived in Phelps for the past forty years. She was a member of the Rosary society and an active worker in the interests of St. Francis Catholic church. Besides her husband, she leaves one son, John E. Connolly of Clifton Springs, and daughter, Miss Marie Connolly of Phelps; and three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Andrew Barry of Clifton Springs, Mrs. S. A. Bingham and Mrs. J. P. Keating of Rochester, and Daniel Sommers of Clifton Springs. Funeral services were held at St. Francis church on Tuesday morning. Solemn requiem high mass was celebrated by the pastor, Rev. Edward B. Simpson, with the Revs. J. J. Brophy of Rochester, and James O'Brien of Clifton Springs as deacons and the Rev. John Gainey of Newark as master of ceremonies. The choir,, with Mrs. E. F. Needham as organist, included Henry Bolin and Mrs. Daniel Deagan of Geneva, and Mrs. Fred Broshard and John Needham of Phelps. Honorary bearers were John Kane, E. F. Needham, J. P. Shechan, John Fitzgerald, Daniel Mulcahy and Edward Welch. The active bearers were L. S. Partridge, James Kavanaugh, George Loney, T. E. Welch, John Riley and Fred Broshard. Commital services at the cemetery were conducted by the Rev. J. J. Brophy. Out-of-town friends in attendance upon the service were from Brockton, Mass., New York, Brooklyn, Syracuse, Rochester, Auburn, Seneca Falls, Canandaigua, Geneva, Waterloo, Clifton Springs, Shortsville, Manchester, Lyons, and Newark. Businesses in town was suspended during the funeral hour.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 January 1908

Phelps, N. Y. -
The death of Patrick Connolly occurred at his home on Clifton Street yesterday morning. He had been ill several months. Mr. Connolly was a well-known stone mason of this place and had lived here a number of years. He was about sixty years of age and leaves a widow, two sons and five daughters, also three brothers, Robert of Rochester, Jeremiah of Geneva, and Cornelius of Waterloo.



From Geneva Daily Times 6 September 1906

Mrs. Thomas Connolly, aged 61 years, died this morning at 5:20 o'clock at her home, No. 11 West avenue. The deceased was born in the county of Galway, Ireland, and came to this country thirty-nine years ago. Her death was caused by a paralytic stroke. Besides her husband, she is survived by five sons, John, Thomas, and Martin, of this city; Timothy of Jersey City, and Michael, of Sonora, Mexico; two daughters, Mary and Bridget. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 7 September 1943

John Edward Connor,
81, railroad conductor who retired five years ago, after 52 years with the Lehigh Valley Railroad, died at his home, 107 Lafayette avenue, Sunday. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna H. Connor; two sons, John of Rochester and William of Syracuse; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Rogers, Jr., of Buffalo and Mrs. Alexander Ranftle of Geneva; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. John M. Enright of Rochester, Mrs. Edward Connell and Mrs. Edward Drew of Union Springs, and Miss Agnes Connor of Montclair, New Jersey; three brothers, William of Union Springs, Charles of Auburn, and George of Rochester. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 o'clock tomorrow morning from his late home, and at 9 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales Church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 January 1904

The body of Patrick Connor, which was taken from the canal Saturday afternoon, was buried at 4 o'clock this afternoon in St. Patrick's cemetery. Word was sent to Watervliet, N. Y. where the relatives of the man were supposed to live, announcing the recovery of the body. An answer was received which stated that the deceased was survived only by his aged mother, who was unable to bear the expense of having the body brought to Watervliet for burial, but requested that it should be interred in a Catholic cemetery. Coroner Weyburn issued a burial certificate on the grounds of accidental drowning.



From Ontario County Journal 1 January 1897

Phelps, N. Y. -
The funeral services of the late Mrs. Sarah Connor, who died on Dec. 24, were held at St. Francis church last Sunday afternoon. The deceased, who was 75 years of age at the time of her death, died of cerebral hemorrhage, caused by a fall some time previous. The deceased was a sister of Peter Riley of this village, and resided with him at the time of her death.



From Ontario County Journal 4 November 1898

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Bridget Connors,
living on Mary street, died last week Thursday morning after a long illness, aged 80 years. Four sons and one daughter survive. The funeral services were held at St. Francis' church last Saturday forenoon at 10 o'clock.



From Ontario County Journal 26 July 1895

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
Another very sudden death was that of Mary, wife of Charles Connors, living about a mile south of the tillage, on Saturday evening, of heart trouble. The family, after eating supper, were preparing to come to the village, when Mrs. Connors dropped dead instantly. The funeral services were held on Tuesday morning from St. Agnes' church. Besides the husband, two children, a son and daughter, are left.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 December 1901

Mrs. Michael Connors
died at the family residence, in Pre-emption street, at 12:45 o'clock this morning, aged 31 years. The deceased is survived by a husband and two small children.  The funeral will take place from St. Francis de Sales church at 9 o'clock Monday morning.  Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 17 March 1893

A man named Timothy Connors died at the County House last Friday morning, at the age of 82 years. Keeper Wisner, out of curiosity, traced back the house records and found that Connors was first entered upon the books in the year 1842 and that during the greater part of the fifty-one years since that time, he had been content to make the Alms House his home.



From Ontario County Journal 29 November 1895

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Conoly
died at her home on Hibbard Ave., Sunday evening, aged 75 years. She had been suffering from nervous prostration for some time. She leaves a brother to mourn her sad demise. Interment took place Wednesday in the Catholic cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 7 August 1907

Naples, N.  Y. - The death of Miss Sarah Conoughty occurred Monday, aged 91 years. Miss Conoughty was born near Waterford, N. Y., and was one of a family of eight children. She is survived by two sisters, Miss Mary Conoughty and Mrs. Margaret Wilson, and by several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held from the Conoughty home on Main street and will be conducted by Rev. Charles MacLean.



From Monroe County Mail 7 January 1915

Mrs. Elizabeth Conover,
aged eighty-two years, died on New Year's eve, at her home one ande one-half miles east of Victor. Her husband, John Conover, died six years ago. She is survived by two daughters, Miss Elizabeth Conover, and Mrs. Roy Provost; and one son, Theodore.



From Geneva Daily Times 15 July 1896

Mrs. Ginerva Conover,
wife of Peter Conover, died this morning at 12:30 of paralysis. As she had been an invalid for over a year, her death was not entirely unexpected, but it was nevertheless a shock to her many friends. She leaves a husband and one son to mourn her departure. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock at her late residence, Rev. Dr. Rankine officiating.



From Victor Herald 3 November 1894

William Conover, one of the best known and most highly respected residents of this village, died at his home on Maple avenue Monday evening, Oct. 29th, the eighty-second anniversary of his birth. Mr. Conover was born in the west part of this town when it was almost a wilderness; his father emigrated from one of the eastern states before canals and railroads were dreamed of. The family consisted of five boys and five girls, and as soon as they grew up they purchased a small farm two miles from this village, and by industry and frugality they were enabled to add to this from time to time until they became the most extensive land owners in the town. They were remarkable for their fidelity to and affection for each other. William married Rebecca Van Vechten in 1844 and established their home on the farm now occupied by George Mayer, where they lived til about May, 1868, when they moved to this village, where he went into the coal and lumber business. He gave up active business about five years ago, and since that time has lived in quiet retirement, enjoying the fruits of a life of honest industry. Mr. Conover was held in the highest esteem by his acquaintances; he was a man of the strictest integrity, cheerful, generous, and always ready to assist in every good work. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and a liberal contributor to its support.

Besides his widow he leaves one brother, John Conover, a daughter, Mrs. Geo. M. Shanks, a granddaughter, Miss Jennie Sidell, all of this town, and one grandson, W. C. Frederick, of Rochester. The funeral service was conducted by the pastor, Rev. Mr. Frost, at the family home Thursday afternoon; the interment was at Boughton Hill cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 23 March 1900

Naples, N. Y. - Charles Conrad,
a substantial farmer of Garlinghouse, died on Thursday, March 15, aged 50 years. He leaves a wife and four children. The burial was in Perkinsville.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 27 March 1907

Naples, N. Y. -
After a brief illness but one of intense suffering, Charles Conrad, a strong young man of fine physique, only 22 years old, succumbed to tetanus, Wednesday, March 20. He was drawing wood on his farm southwest of the village a few days before and fell, striking upon a stub which penetrated his lower lip. He received little pain from it until Thursday following, when suddenly he was taken with intense suffering and lived only 24 hours. His death occasions sadness not only in his family circle, but in the community, where he was highly regarded. He had been married but a year and a half. His wife, who was Miss Libbie Peck, of Cohocton, and a baby daughter survive him; also his mother, Mrs. F. W. Griesa of Naples; and a brother and two sisters.



From Ontario County Journal 17 February 1911

Naples, N. Y. -
The death of Henry Conrad, Feb. 11, takes another old soldier from the living ranks and another member of Bingham Post. Mr. Conrad was a hard-working blacksmith, especially for one who was never well after he left the service of his country. He had resided here for perhaps 30 years, coming from Wayland. His age was 64. He leaves a wife, who was Miss Lydia Randolph of Wayland, and seven children, they having lost three. None of their children were home at his death, but come on to the funeral held Tuesday at the Baptist Church, Rev. S. T. Harding officiating. The one son, Frank, is a respected and prosperous young man of Saratoga. The soldiers, comrades and Sons of Veterans attended the funeral in a body. The burial was in Naples.



From Rochester Times Union 6 July 1918

Naples, N. Y., July 6 - The funeral of Mrs. Lydia Rathbun Conrad, widow of the late Henry Conrad was held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Rector, on Vine Street, yesterday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Glacier, pastor of the M. E. Church. Mrs. Conrad was born June 8, 1850, in the town of Cohocton, but lived in Naples many years. She had been in poor health for a long time, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edwin Ingalls. She is survived by one son, Frank, of Hornell; and five daughters, Mrs. Nora Akins, Haskinsville; Mrs. George Kelley, St. Catherine, Canada; Mrs. Edwin Ingalls, Arkport; Mrs. William Rector and Mrs. Allison Blanchard of Naples.



From Geneva Daily Times 31 May 1905

Phelps, N. Y. - James Conroy,
aged 70, died Sunday evening at his home southeast of Phelps after a protracted illness. He is survived by his widow and one son. The funeral was held this morning at St. Francis de Sales Catholic church, Geneva.



From Ontario County Journal 20 March 1896

It was dark and stormy on Wednesday night; this may be a reasonable explanation of the strange and sad tragedy that was enacted at the lake about 10 o'clock, when James F. Conroy drove his fine, big, bay team off the pier and with them was drowned. Thursday morning about 8 o'clock, George Herendeen, the boat builder, noticed as he approached his workshop, which is situated near the end of the pier, that a lumber wagon stood peculiarly close to the edge of the pier, and this impelled him to investigate. Looking into the "basin" he saw there in the thin ice, the bodies of the two horses. He at once sent word uptown to the police station, and a number of men were soon at work removing the bodies of the horses; in doing so the stiffened corpse of Conroy was found also partly frozen in the thin ice. The remains of the man were at once placed on a sleigh and taken to the police station. Coroner Hallenbeck being notified in the meantime, arrived as soon as the body reached the station, and he immediately empannelled a jury as follows: Foreman, Henry C. Sutherland; F. G. Hulse, C. W. Darling, George Huie, A. S. Hitchcock, Stanley North, W. A. Brown and C. D. Graves. The remains were viewed, and it was ascertained that Conroy's watch had stopped at 9:57 o'clock. The time for the inquest was fixed at 7 o'clock tomorrow night at the trustees' rooms in the town house. The brother of the deceased was in town at the time the remains were found, and he at once secured the services of Undertaker O'Leary, who took charge of the body. James F. Conroy was a widower and left no children. The survivors are a number of brothers and sisters residing at Gorham and Ogdensburg. Deceased was aged 40 years. 

It is stated by persons acquainted with the drowned man, that he was very much under the influence of liquor Wednesday night, and one of his friends induced him to go to a hotel in town, where it was thought he would be cared for over night, but it seems he decided to try and go home, and it is very probable that he lost his bearings when he reached the lake, and instead of turning onto the lakeshore road, he drove straight out upon the pier, nearly to the end, and then turned his team suddenly off into the water. One of the theories advanced is that he lost control of the horses, that were young and high spirited, and that they ran away with him. It hardly seem probable that a team of horses could be induced to plunge off the pier, especially as it was necessary for them to pass upon and over the freight platform and the rather high coping at the pier edge. The catastrophe was a peculiar as well as a sad one.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 August 1908

The funeral of James T. Conroy, son of Martin Conroy of Stanley, the young student of St. Andrews' Seminary, Rochester, who was drowned in the Genesee river near Rush last week, was held from the home of his father, on the No. 9 road at 9 o'clock and from St. Francis DeSales church at 10 o'clock this morning. The funeral was largely attended. In addition to the friends of the family a number of the students at St. Bernard's and St. Andrew's seminaries were in attendance. The solemn high mass of requiem was said with the Rev. H. H. McCabe of Stanley, celebrant; Rev. Father Kennedy of Hammondsport, deacon and Rev. Father Muckle of Stanley, subdeacon. Rev. William McPadden, assistant rector of St. Francis DeSales church, was master of ceremonies and two of the students of St. Bernard's Seminary acted as acoylites. In addition the following clergymen occupied seats in the sanctuary: Rt. Rev. Joseph Hendricks of Ovid; Very Rev. W. A. McDonald, pastor of St. Francis DeSales church; Rev. James T. Dougherty, of Canandaigua; Rev. Father Gommingey of Lyons and Rev. S. V. McPadden, pastor of St. Stephen's church. Burila was made in St. Patrick's Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 27 March 1896

Phelps, N. Y. - Maggie Conroy,
wife of the late John Conroy, died Sunday of dropsy, aged 65 years. She had been sick for several months. The funeral services were held from St. Francis church last Tuesday morning. She left no relatives in this country.



From Geneva Daily Times 19 March 1928

The death of Martin Conroy, aged 70 years, occurred last evening at his home near Stanley, after a short illness. Surviving are two sons and three daughters, Sister Mary Luke of the Sisters of Mercy at Buffalo; Catherine and Margaret Conroy; and Martin and Edward Conroy; and three sisters, Mrs. Anna Sparrow and Misses Margaret and Jane Conroy of Geneva; and a brother, Thomas Conroy; also one granddaughter.



From Geneva Daily Times 5 September 1906

Mrs. Mary Conroy, wife of Martin Conroy, died yesterday morning at 9:30 o'clock at her home, five miles west of this city. The deceased was thirty-nine years of age and has been a sufferer from tuberculosis for a long time. Besides her husband she is survived by three sons, James T., Martin, and Cornelius E., three daughters, Katherine C., Mary E., Margaret A., father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Conway, and five brothers, Cornelius E. and Edward of Chicago, John and Hugh of California, and William of Naples. The funeral will take place Friday morning.



From Ontario County Journal 11 April 1919

Mary McStravic Conroy,
wife of Peter F. Conroy, Perry Place, died on Wednesday evening, following a short illness. She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Crowley of Rochester; and a son, John Conroy of this city. Funeral services will be held from St. Mary's church tomorrow morning at 9:30 o'clock. Interment in Calvary cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 1 November 1889

Frederick Converse
died at Miller's Corners on Friday evening, October 25th, aged 83 years. Mr. Converse was formerly a resident of Bristol, in this county, but removed to Mendon about thirty-two years ago, where he has since resided with the exception of the last two years. He leaves a widow and one daughter. His funeral was attended from his late residence on Sunday afternoon. A marked feature of the service was the singing by the Connal brothers and Mrs. Connal, which was exceptionally fine.



From Shortsville Enterprise 9 May 1935

The remains of Mrs. Howard D. Converse of Clifton Springs, who died at her home last week Tuesday afternoon, were brought to Shortsville for interment in Brookside Cemetery on Friday afternoon. Mrs. Converse was a graduate of Hillsdale College, Mich., class of '94, and taught school for a few years before her marriage. She was a member of the New England Historical and Genealogical Society, and an honorary member of the American Institute of Genealogy. She was a member of the Baptist church of Manchester, Clifton Springs grange and treasurer of the New York State Rural School Improvement Society since its organization nine years ago. The survivors are her husband; two sons, Louis H. Converse of Clifton Springs and Charles E. Converse of Newark; one brother, Edward Covil of Shortsville; and five grandchildren.



From Clifton Springs Press 31 March 1921

Mrs. Lucy J. Converse,
widow of Charles Converse, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. David C. Roth, in this village, on March 29th, at 11:30 a.m. She was the daughter of Marshall and Margaret Pratt McLouth of the town of Farmington, and was born in that town on May 4, 1846. She was married to Charles E. Converse, November 15, 1865. She leaves five sons, Edward Converse of Farmington, Howard D. and Allison B. of Clifton Springs, Elroy K. of Menominee, Mich., and Roscoe C. of Shelby, Mich.; and one daughter, Mrs. D. C. Roth of Clifton Springs; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Howard and Mrs. A. E. Adams of Farmington; and one brother, Louis H. McLouth of Clifton Springs. Mrs. Converse leaves seventeen grandchildren. The funeral will be held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roth, on Friday, at 2 p.m. with Rev. J. Homer Slutz officiating. Burial will be made in Shortsville.



From Ontario County Journal 14 May 1880

Died at the residence of Gardner Sheldon in Farmington, on Saturday, May 8, 1880, Mrs. Converse, wife of Joseph Converse, who was an elderly woman, and has spent most of her of her life in Farmington. She was buried last Monday.



From Ontario County Journal 26 January 1917

Naples, N. Y. - 
At the home of his son, William Conway, on January 13, occurred the death of Cornelius Conway, aged 87 years. He was born in Ireland but came to this country about 70 years ago. For the past seven years he had made his home with his son here, where his aged wife died suddenly last spring. He is survived by five sons, William, of Naples; Edward, of Geneva; Cornelius of Chicago; and Hugh and John of California. Funeral services were held from the Catholic church here and the remains were taken to Geneva for burial beside his wife.



From Ontario County Journal 21 April 1916

Naples, N. Y. - 
On Tuesday, Mrs. Cornelius Conway, an aged resident of this village, died quite suddenly while riding on a load of household goods to the Welton farm, where they were moving. Mrs. Conway was between 80 and 90 years of age and was born in Ireland, having come to this country over 60 years ago. For the past five years she and her husband had made their home with a son, William Conway, at Naples. Besides her aged husband, Mrs. Conway leaves the following sons: John, of Los Angeles, Cal.;  Hugh of San Bernardino, Cal.; Cornelius of Chicago; Edwin of Geneva and William of Naples. Funeral services were held from St. Januarius church here on Wednesday morning and the remains taken on the noon train to Geneva, where burial was made.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 May 1904

Daniel Conway,
thirty-five years of age, conductor of the switching crew for the Lehigh Valley, died at the city hospital shortly after 1 o'clock this afternoon as a result of injuries received an hour and a half before while his crew was switching in Torrey Park. The man had both legs cut off and was pinned beneath the truck of a freight car for a half hour before it was possible to get him out. Owing to the loss of blood and other injuries, it was impossible to save the man.

Conway went to work at 11 o'clock this morning leaving his wife and two children romping in the front yard of their Center street home. Upon joining his engine and crew, they went to Torrey Park to shift some cars. In the process of moving cars for the American Can company, the Baltimore & Ohio car bearing the number 66,394 was pushed into the siding just south of the works of the Torrey Park Preserving company's warehouse. Conway was on top of the car braking. While tightening up the brake the entire brakebeam and platform gave away hurling him to the ground directly in front of the moving car. His legs fell across the south rail, with his body lying in the center of the track. Both wheels passed over his legs, but his body caught on the beams of the truck. He was dragged along in this position between the ties. When the car came to rest it was found that it was impossible to extricate the man from his position. When the man was finally lifted, it was found that he was probably fatally injured. His injuries were temporarily dressed by H. DeForest  Patterson, an employe at the American Can works. The man was then removed to the hospital where Dr. McCarthy took charge of him. The physician found one of the man's legs cut off close to the hip, while the other was severed just below the knee. He said shortly after seeing him that he had no chances of recovery.

In the meantime several of the Lehigh employes went to Center street to tell the news of the accident to the wife, who had bidden her husband goodbye scarcely an hour before, and who was still romping with her two little boys in the dooryard. Before they reached the house, however, the news preceded them and one of the neighbors had told the woman. She was almost frantic and started at once for the hospital. She was therefore present at the death of her husband, as was also Father McDonald and William Henson, one of the brakemen in the crew. Mr. Conway was one of the most careful and trusted employes on the road, and had been in the employ of the Lehigh for about nine years. He and his crew went to work at 11 o'clock in the morning, switched for a period each day at the station, then made a run to Seneca Falls, returning to the city at 4 o'clock. The remainder of the day was spent switching in the yard.



From Ontario County Journal 30 October 1908

The death of James Conway occurred at his home on Howell street on Friday, after a two weeks' illness from pneumonia. Mr. Conway had been a residence of this village for the past 13 years and for 12 years had conducted a barber shop in the Hallenbeck building. He was born in Decatur, Mich., 36 years ago. He leaves his wife; one daughter, Charlotte aged six years; a sister, Mrs. Murdorf, of Palmyra; two brothers, John, who resides here, and one who lives in Ogden, Utah. Mr. Conway was greatly respected throughout the village and the sincere sympathy of many friends goes out to his family so sorely bereaved. The funeral was held on Monday morning and interment was made in Calvary cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 17 January 1890

Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Conway died at her home in this place on Tuesday evening, Jan. 7th, aged 87 years. Several days before her death, she fell against the stove and sustained a serious fracture of the skull, from which she suffered until it was decided to remove the part that pressed against the brain, which was accordingly done on Tuesday by Dr. W. W. Skinner, assisted by Dr. Beahan of Canandaigua. The patient seemed better for a time, but from weakness and old age combined, she could not recover from the shock. The remains were taken to Geneva on Thursday for burial. She was greatly respected and honored by her many friends and neighbors. She is survived by her sons, Henry Conway, of this place and another who resides in the western part of the state. 



From Ontario County Journal 17 November 1882

Rushville, N. Y. - William Conway,
a blacksmith in this village, did some work in his shop on Monday, Nov. 13, as usual. He retired at 8, and before morning was dead. He was sick about two hours. He was 38 years of age, and leaves a wife and two bright children and an aged mother to mourn his sudden death.



From Ontario County Journal 2 August 1901

The death of Mrs. Nancy Conyne occurred at the home of her son, Myron Conyne, West avenue, on Wednesday. The deceased was 89 years of age, and death was caused by paralysis. Her home had been in Antwerp, Jefferson county, until a year ago when she came here to live with her son. The remains were taken to Antwerp where the funeral will be held today.



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