"Coo" to "Cor" Obituaries

From Geneva Daily Times 1 September 1896

Mrs. Catherine B. Cook,
widow of the late Col. E. R. Cook, died at Sodus Point on Sunday, August 30th. The remains will be laid by those of her husband in Pulteney street cemetery at 10 o'clock tomorrow, Wednesday, forenoon.

From Ontario County Journal 30 May 1890

Edward Cook, colored, of Clifton Springs, porter of the Foster Hose company, was fatally injured at Phelps junction Wednesday about one o'clock. He was riding on a flat car on a freight train when the car he was on jumped the track and he was caught between that car and the next one to it. He died within an hour after he was taken home. The right leg was badly crushed above the knee and hip and from the knee to the ankle of both legs, the flesh was torn completely away. Cook was 25 years old and unmarried.

From Geneva Daily Times 4 April 1910

Phelps, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Edward J. Cook occurred suddenly at her home three miles southeast of Phelps Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Cook had nearly recovered from a two weeks' illness with pneumonia when her death came unexpectedly. An autopsy conducted Sunday by Drs. W. A. and H. J. Q. Howe of Phelps revealed hypertrophy of the heart as a contributing cause of her death. Mrs. Cook was 63 years of age. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Wright and was born in the city of Geneva. Mrs. Cook had lived in this vicinity practically all her life. Surviving relatives besides her husband are a son, George F. Cook of Oaks Corners, a daughter, Mrs. Charles Peachey of Clifton Springs, and a brother, Frank A. Wright, of St. Paul, Minn. The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Cook homestead. Burial will be at the Phelps cemetery.

From Geneva Courier 18 April 1883

Mrs. Eliza Cook, wife of the late Wm. F. Cook, died at her late residence, on Geneva street this morning at half-past eight o'clock.  She was well known in this village, and was a member of Trinity Church for many years.  Her age was seventy-nine years.

From Geneva Gazette 20 April 1883

Mrs. Eliza Cook, the relict of the late Wm. F. Cook, died at her residence in this village on the 18th inst. She was a native of England, coming to this country and to Geneva with her husband about 25 years ago. She was a lady of culture and refinement, and endeared herself to all with whom she became acquainted. She was an exemplary and devout churchwoman, regular in her attendance at church services. She lived and and died childless, and in fact leaves no kin of blood on this side of the broad Atlantic.

From Geneva Daily Times 14 October 1908

Seneca Castle, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth R. Cook,
died Monday night at the residence of her son, George L. Cook. Mrs. Cook had been ailing for some time but was confined to her bed but ten days. Mrs. Cook was born near Ross, Hertfordshire, England, Feb. 14th, 1829. She leaves six sons and one daughter to mourn her loss, Rev. J. W. Cook of Gage, John H. Cook of Syracuse, George L. of Seneca Castle, Albert Cook of Flint, Clarence Cook of Stanley and Miss Eva Cook of Flint. Burial Sand Hill Cemetery

From Ontario County Journal 1 August 1890

George B. Cook died at his late residence in Gorham Monday, July 21st. Funeral services were held at the house Wednesday afternoon, July 23d, the Rev. J. S. Niles officiating, who chose for the subject of his discourse, the words recorded in Psalms 103 Chap and 15th verse. Messrs. Robert Moody, Jas. Robson, Eugene Lewis, J. C. Crosier, J. Covert and H. E. Johnson were the officiating pall bearers. The deceased was born at Providence, R. I., October 17th, 1814, and with his father came to Canandaigua in 1815 and in 1829 came to Gorham, where he resided until his death, respected by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. In the year 1842, Feb. 15th, he was married to Miss Mary Lamport, who with one son and three daughters, survive him. His business career dates back for over fifty years, first as clerk, subsequently engaging in the boot and shoe trade, at the discontinuance of which he embarked in the grocery business, which he successfully conducted for a term of years, when he bought out and succeeded S. M. Whitaker in the drug and grocery trade, continuing in said business until 1888, when declining health compelled him to retire, at which time he disposed of his goods to his son, N. B. Cook, who succeeds him. In his early political life he was a Democrat, and held the office of Postmaster under Pierce's administration, until the organization of the Republican party, whereupon he adopted its principles and in consequence was removed and the late Henry Mott appointed his successor. On Lincoln winning the presidency, he was again appointed and held the office consecutively until 1883, when he resigned in favor of his son, N. B. Cook, who was appointed his successor.

From Geneva Gazette 12 November 1817

DIED - In this village, on Thursday evening, 6th inst., in the 44th year of her age, Mrs. Hannah Cook, wife of David Cook, Esq., and daughter of Preserve Riggs, Esq., of Mendham, New Jersey. She had resided in this village about 22 years, was an exemplary and highly respected member of the Presbyterian Church in this place, and died, as we trust, in the exercise of that faith. Her last illness, which was long and painful, she bore with Christian composure, resignation and fortitude. She has left a husband, six children, and a large circle of other relations and friends to lament her loss. Her funeral was attended last Lord's day by a very large concourse of people.

From Geneva Daily Times 29 January 1904

Phelps, N. Y. -
The funeral of Henry Cook, a well-known resident of this town, was held this afternoon from his late home near Steele. Mr. Cook was eighty-five years of age and is survived by four sons, William, Henry, Benjamin and Edward, also three daughters, Mrs. Charles Haines of Geneva, Miss Ester Cook, and Mrs. F. G. Avery of Buffalo. Interment was in Dobbins cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 1 November 1878

A man named John Cook, living in the northeast part of the town, near O. C. Chapin's, died very suddenly last Monday morning. He was engaged in sawing wood and, feeling very faint and dizzy, went into the house, where he died before medical aid could be summoned. The deceased was a German 54 years of age.

Evangelical Magazine & Gospel Advocate, Utica NY, Sat. 23 Jan 1836
[a Universalist newspaper]

DEATHS.  In Geneva, Ontario county, on December 21st, Miss MARIA COOK, aged nearly 57 years.  Our deceased sister was formerly well known in this region as an able and exemplary preacher of universal salvation; and lately she resumed her public labors, but for a short time, in this vicinity, where she then lived.  Infirmities of mind and body admonished her that her end was nigh, and she ceased her labors; but Br. [Jacob] Chase of the Herald of Truth, says, “we have reason to believe that she died as she had lived, a faithful and exemplary believer in God’s impartial grace.”  She has left many manuscripts on theological subjects behind her—whether they will ever be published is doubtful. Her many virtues will long be remembered by her friends, who will drop the kindly tear to her memory.

A. B. G. [Rev. Aaron Bort Grosh]

This contribution was kindly donated by Karen Dau, Rochester NY
Archivist, NY State Convention of Universalists

From Geneva Daily Times 8 February 1904

Gorham N. Y. -
Mrs. Mary Ann Cook died February 2 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George B. Tompkins, aged 88 years. The funeral was held Friday at two o'clock from the residence. She leaves two daughters, Miss Lida Cook and Mrs. G. B. Tompkins, also one son, N. B. Cook, of Canandaigua. Interment was made in Gorham cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 2 May 1923

Mrs. Mary C. Cook
, aged 82, died this morning at the home of her son, John T. Cook, 159 Cherry street.  Mrs. Cook has been a resident of this city since 1891.  She was born in St. Clairsville, Ohio.  She is survived by one son, J. T. Cook.  It is requested that flowers be omitted.  The funeral announcement will be made later.

From Ontario County Journal 15 February 1878

SUDDEN DEATH - Mr. Moses Cook,
a prominent citizen of the place, died very suddenly last evening, between five and six o'clock.  The cause of his sudden death was a stroke of paralysis, he having partially recovered from a similar stroke about a year since.  He was sitting in his chair at his residence, apparently in his usual health, and suddenly fell to the floor dead.  His sudden death is a shock to the community.  His age was about 60 years.

From Geneva Daily Times 9 April 1904

The funeral of Samuel Cook will take place at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from his home on Exchange street, Rev. J. B. Champion of the First Baptist church officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood.

From Geneva Daily Times 3 January 1917

Samuel Cook,
aged 52 years, died Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock at Willard State Hospital of bronchial pneumonia. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Arthur and Eugene Cook of Syracuse; his mother, Mrs. Eliza Veit of Geneva; and one sister, Mrs. Catherine Whaley of Oneida. The body was brought to Geneva and taken to the undertaking rooms of DeVaney and Fletcher, where funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. David H. Craver, of the North Presbyterian church, will officiate. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 31 May 1901

William Cook
of Phelps was drowned in the outlet last Tuesday.  A favorite dog got in the current and was in danger of being swept over a dam.  Cook jumped into the raging current, and although a good swimmer was soon caught in the swirling waters of a whirlpool.  A companion, witness to the tragedy, was powerless to rescue him.  His body was recovered a few hours afterward.  He was 25 years old, unmarried, and a brother of Postmaster Cook of Oaks Corners.

From Ontario Repository & Messenger 28 August 1872

Mr. William P. Cook,
a well-known and highly respected resident of Geneva, died in that village on Tuesday, the 13th inst. He was an Englishman by birth, but came to this country twenty-one years ago, since which time he has been a resident of our neighboring village.

From Geneva Daily Times 27 February 1909

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
At the family residence on Hibbard avenue, on Friday forenoon occurred the death of Wm. Cooke, after a lingering illness of several years. The deceased had made his home in this village for a long time and before his poor health overtook him was well-known in the village and vicinity. The deceased is survived by a son, William R. Cooke, of this village, his wife having died several years ago.

From Ontario County Journal 25 December 1891

Mrs. Cooley, widow of the late Albert B. Cooley,
died at her home in this village Wednesday morning. She was 74 years of age and eight children survive her as follows: A. Eugene Cooley, Clarence Cooley, H. Seymour Cooley and Miss Inez Cooley, of Canandaigua; Lyman E. Cooley of Chicago; Mortimer Cooley of Ann Arbor, Ernest Cooley of Memphis, Tenn.; and Mrs. Inez Nichols of Hastings, Michigan.

From Syracuse Herald 8 February 1940

Geneva, N. Y. - Mrs. Augusta Cooley
died at the home of her son, Charles Cooley, yesterday following an extended illness. Surviving are three sons, Charles of Geneva, George W. of Seneca Falls and Louis E. of Waterloo; five daughters, Mrs. Samuel Savage and Mrs. Charles Hemminger, Mrs. Walter Iddings of Waterloo, Mr. Joseph Hemminger of Waterloo, and Mrs. Lewis Campfield of Geneva; 41 grandchildren and a half-brother, Alfred Fairfax of Lynn, Mass. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of her son on East North street, with the Rev. C. G. McConnell of the First Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 14 July 1905

Mrs. Catherine T. Cooley,
widow of John S. Cooley, expired suddenly at her home on Washington street on Wednesday afternoon, aged 87 years. For several days she had suffered from a bronchial cold, but her physicians saw nothing in her condition to cause apprehension. Her daughter, Mrs. Crowley, was in conversation with her when she suddenly sank back and died instantly. Mrs. Cooley possessed a strong constitution and in the full possession of her faculties had enjoyed life to the last. She was a regular attendant at the Methodist church and as in her accustomed place on Sunday of the week before. Mrs. Cooley was born at Shamokin, Pa., on Oct. 17, 1817, and came to this town when a child with her parents, Joshua and Eleanor Benson, who settled north of the village. In 1853, she married Mr. Cooley, who resided west of Canandaigua. To them were born four children, three of whom survive; Orion J. Cooley, Mrs. George Robinson of Ogdensburg, and Mrs. William J. Crowley. Four step-children also survive her; Frank and Lucien, of Jackson, Mich., and Fred S. and Miss Mary A. Cooley. The funeral will be held from the Crowley home, Gibson street, this afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. Ward Mosher officiating.

From Geneva Daily Times 14 April 1910

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
From being poisoned in some way not surely known at this time, Mrs. Barlow Baggerly, wife of Barlow Baggerly, a farmer just south of this village on Pearl street, and Charles Cooley, who lived in this village but was employed by Mr. Baggerly, died last evening; and Mr. Baggerly is in a critical condition. A daughter, Norma Baggerly, was the only one of the four that had dinner at noon yesterday at the Baggerly home to escape poisoning. The family had dinner at 12 o'clock yesterday as usual and Norma returned to school in this village. She was not in any way affected by poison. Mr. and Mrs. Baggerly and Mr. Cooley became violently ill shortly after dinner, however, and during the afternoon Mr. Cooley was removed to his home on South street in this village. He died shortly after 7 o'clock last evening, and Mrs. Baggerly died about 8:30 o'clock. The dinner meal consisted of tomato soup, pork, potatoes, bread and butter and corn starch pudding.

Mr. Baggerly is still alive today, although very ill. The physician says he will recover. The only part of the dinner which Miss Norma Baggerly did not partake of was the sauce on the pudding. The others ate this sauce. Coroner Eiseline of Shortsville held an inquest today and gave a verdict that Mrs. Baggerly and Mr. Cooley were victims of accidental poisoning. It was brought out that the reason Miss Baggerly did not eat the pudding sauce was because she disliked the vanilla with which it was flavored. The remainder of the pudding which was not eaten with the dinner was thrown out and eaten by the dog which was also made very sick.

From Clifton Springs Press 27 July 1916

The death of Mrs. Charles Cooley occurred on Thursday afternoon, July 20th. She had been an invalid for many years, and for the past few months had been a great sufferer. Mrs. Cooley was born at Elbridge on May 11, 1845, and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Clutte. Of eleven children born to Mr. and Mrs. Clutte, only one survives, a daughter. The deceased was married to Charles Cooley, at Camillus, on October 17, 1863. Mr. Cooley died in this village on April 14, 1910. Mrs. Cooley had lived in this village for forty-one years, thirty-nine of which were spent in the same home. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. E. J. Fisk of Holcomb; Miss Emma Cooley of Clifton Springs; a son, Harry B. Cooley, of Canandaigua; three grandchildren, Clarence E. Brown of Rochester, Clifford H. Brown of Holcomb, Clarence E. Cooley of Canandaigua; and a sister, Mrs. Roena Tolman of Utica. The funeral was held at her late home on South street on Saturday afternoon, the service being conducted by the Rev. H. B. Reddick, pastor of the M. E. Church. Burial was made in the Clifton Springs cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 17 August 1907

Mrs. Cora Cooley, wife of Charles J. Cooley, of No. 176 High street, died last night at 6 o'clock at the City Hospital. The deceased was 29 years of age. She was born in Manchester, where she lived until two years ago when she came to Geneva. Besides her husband, she is survived by four children, Leo, Mable, Ethel and Herbert; one brother, H. R. Smith of New York; one sister, Mrs. A. J. Schroeder of Washington Mills, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Smith of Manchester. The funeral will take place at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon from the house on High street. Rev. C. O. S. Keartan, acting rector of Trinity church, will officiate.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 20 June 1906

Cheshire, N. Y. - Mrs. Edwin Cooley
died at her home east of Cheshire Sunday, the 17th, at the age of 36 years. She was formerly Miss Adelphia Hutchens. Besides her husband, she leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nodiah Hutchens, one sister, Mabel, and two small children, Helen and Gerald.

From Ontario County Journal 5 April 1907

Chapinville, N. Y. - Franklin Cooley,
an aged farmer living on the road north of the Orleans road toward Shortsville, died on Sunday at the Memorial hospital at Canandaigua. He was 74 years of age and leaves a wife and five children; three sons who reside on the old home farm, and two daughters, who with the wife have been for some time absent from the home. The funeral services were held at the Methodist church on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The music was in charge of the choir, the funeral rites and burial in charge of the Chapinville pastor, Rev. D. B. Kellogg. The interment was in Sand Hill cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 19 August 1927

James Cooley,
aged 92 years, died last evening at six o'clock at his home on North street. The survivors are one son, Charles Cooley; and two daughters, Mrs. Pearl Mosher of Shortsville and Mrs. Samuel Taylor of this city; also eighteen grandchildren. He was a member of the First Methodist church. Services will be held from the home of his son at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Rev. L. S. Boyd will officiate. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Ontario County Times 26 December 1888

James S. Cooley
died at his residence on Gibson street in this village, about 3 o'clock on the morning of the 20th inst. This sad event closes the earthly career of one of Canandaigua's best known and most highly respected citizens. The deceased was in his seventy-second year, and the last but one of seven brothers, sons of the late Lyman Cooley, who was a prominent farmer residing in the northwest part of the town. The remaining survivor of this family is Mr. N. B. Cooley of Middletown, Ohio.

In 1851 the subject of this notice was married to Miss Mary Sackett, a daughter of the late Col. Augustine Sackett. The same year he became a resident of this village, engaging in the manufacture and sale of agricultural implements, occupying the building then known as Agricultural Hall, and now owned by Wm. Hayton and the S. V. Lines estate, with a large wood shop in the rear. At first, Frank Gage was associated with him in this business, but after a year or two, Mr. Gage retired, and was succeeded by Cooley's younger brother, the late N. N. Cooley. This firm, under the name of J. S. Cooley & Co., remained at the old stand until 1859, when the store on the corner of Main and Phoenix streets, previously occupied by Messrs. Clark & Gregory, was purchased, and the business removed to that location and greatly extended. In 1867 the junior partner retired and the business was continued by James S. Cooley alone. In 1878, his son, Mr. A. S. Cooley, became a partner, and in 1882 his nephew, Mr. Eugene Cooley, was admitted to the partnership, the new firm taking the name of J. S. Cooley Son & Co. It may be said of the deceased that after a business career extending over a period of nearly forty years, he leaves a record without blot or blemish, and marked throughout by the strictest integrity.

Mr. Cooley was an enterprising, public-spirited citizen, honest and conscientious in all his dealings, a kind husband and father, an obliging neighbor, and one who was ready always to extend a helping hand to those in need. He had been for many years a member of the Congregational church, and was justly esteemed as one whose consistent Christian character was worthily exemplified in his everyday life. His wife survives him, and he leaves also one son and one daughter.

From Ontario County Times 22 July 1885

Victor, N. Y. -  Mr. John Cooley
died on Saturday. The funeral was held at his late residence Monday afternoon. Rev. Mr. Backus officiated. He leaves a wife and four children. The remains were taken to Canandaigua for interment.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 29 January 1924

Clifton Springs, N. Y., Jan. 28 - Joseph Michael Cooley,
87 years old, a lifelong resident of this village, died on Sunday morning at the house of Morton H. Stewart in Teft avenue, where he had made his home for the past year. Mr. Cooley was born February 2, 1837, at E(illegible), moving with his parents to this village in 1839. He was a Civil war veteran, serving in Company A, Third New York Volunteers artillery. He was a member of the Gordon Granger Post, G. A. R., but three members of which are still living. Mr. Cooley married Anna E. Swift of Rochester, who died in 1915. He is survived by one son, William Cooley of Clifton Springs; one grandson; one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be held from the home of Mr. Stewart at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, Rev. C. E. Purdy officiating, assisted by Rev. R. B. Chalmers.

From Geneva Daily Times 20 March 1915

Lewis Cooley,
of 16 Lafayette avenue, died suddenly at 1 o'clock this morning of heart failure. Mr. and Mrs. Cooley returned Monday from a sojourn of several months in Florida. Mr. Cooley seemed as well as usual. Last evening Mr. and Mrs. Cooley and Mr. and Mrs. J. H. HItchcox took supper at the first Methodist church and then went to the home of Mr. Hitchcox on Pulteney street. Mr. and Mrs. Cooley left for their home about 9 o'clock. About 1 o'clock this morning Mr. Cooley awoke and complained of not being able to breathe and asked for a doctor. Miss Alice Ormand, who lives near, was sent for also, but before the arrival of the physician, Mr. Cooley was dead. He was born in Seneca county and lived the life of a farmer in that county up to the time of his removal to Geneva, about 18 yrs ago, when he retired. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Albert P. Scribner, of this city, and one brother. Funeral services will be held from the house Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. David H. Craver, of the North Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 24 February 1911

Cheshire, N. Y. - Marion Cooley
died at Canandaigua hospital on Sunday evening, after a long and painful illness. He was a son of Henry B. and Laura Hill Cooley, was born in Bristol June 22, 1834, and was married 50 years ago to Laura Hurd, who survives him; one son, Edwin, and two grandchildren are all that is left of the family. Funeral services were held at the home on Wednesday morning, Rev. Searles of Canandaigua, officiating. Burial was at Bristol Center.

From Ontario County Journal 19 May 1899

On Friday morning occurred the death of Mrs. Mary Sackett Cooley, widow of James S. Cooley, at her home on Gibson street. Mrs. Cooley had been in delicate health for seven years, having then suffered a stroke of paralysis, and since January had been confined to her bed. She was born in Canandaigua, May 20, 1826, on the Sackett homestead a few miles west of the village on the north road, and was one of a family of eight brothers and sisters. In 1851 she married Mr. Cooley and came to live in the home where she has ever since resided. Two children survive her, Miss Harriet M. Cooley and Augustine S. Cooley, both of this village; also a brother and sister, Frederick A. Sackett and Miss Julia M. Sackett. The funeral services were held from her late home on Monday afternoon, Rev. C. H. Dickinson, pastor of the church of which Mrs. Cooley had been a member for over 50 years, officiating. The interment was made at Woodlawn.

From Geneva Gazette 11 October 1889

A distressing accident occurred near Canandaigua Wednesday last at the home of O. J. Cooley.  Mrs. Cooley had been engaged in making chili-sauce during the day, a pan of which she put in the buttery to cool.  Their youngest child, a baby boy twenty months old, was playing around the house with a small cart, and while Mrs. Cooley was out of doors the little fellow ran into the buttery.  As he entered it, he stumbled, knocking the pan with its boiling contents over on him.  His right side was horribly scalded, and although every effort was made to relieve him, he died at 11 o'clock yesterday.

From Clifton Springs Press 21 February 1929

William Cooley,
a well-known resident of this village, died on February 15th. He was born in Clifton Springs 60 years ago. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace Cooley, and two children, Isabelle and Catherine. aged six and five respectfully. Funeral services were held at the home on Pearl street on Sunday afternoon, in charge of Garoga Lodge, F. & A. M., of which he was a member. Rev. I. A. McGrew of St. John's church officiated. Burial was made in Clifton Springs Cemetery.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 25 January 1894

The third death within a week at Phelps occurred yesterday forenoon about 8:30 o'clock in the person of Abie Coolidge, a prominent citizen. He had been sick for several weeks with a general breaking down, due to old age. His age was 85 years. He leaves a son and daughter.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 31 July 1907

Shortsville, N. Y. -  Mrs. Eliza Ann Coomber,
wife of Alfred Coomber, died at her home three miles southeast of Shortsville, in the town of Hopewell, at 8 o'clock on Wednesday morning, after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Roland Wadsworth, and was born in the town of Hopewell 47 years ago. For the past five years she has lived on the farm where she died. She was twice married. She is survived by her husband, Alfred Coomber, and one daughter, Miss Mildred Toning of Hopewell; by her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Wadsworth of Shortsville; two sisters, Mrs. Harriet Benham of Hopewell; Mrs. Martin Carney of Shortsville; and two brothers, Charles Wadsworth of Shortsville and Carlton Wadsworth of St. Louis. The funeral was held from her late home at 2:30 o'clock on Friday afternoon, Rev. H. I. Andrews officiating and interment was in Chapman cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 22 March 1905

Gorham, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Charles Coon occurred Monday afternoon about 4 o'clock. She had been confined to her bed for seventeen weeks with heart disease, but seemed to be much better and her death was very sudden. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock.

From Fairport Herald Mail 30 November 1922

Mrs. Eva Coon,
of Farmington, N. Y., died Saturday, November 25, 1922, after a weeks illness of pneumonia. She leaves to mourn her loss one brother, E. L. Gardner; two sisters, Mrs. E. C. Betz and Mrs. Charles Cotton, all of Farmington; her husband, Edwin Coon, of Perinton, and seven children, Mrs. F. H. Ruckdeschel of Fairport, Mrs. W. R. Wilkinson and Mrs. J. M. Huber of Farmington, Claude and Roy Coon, of Fairport, Frank Coon of Utica, N. Y. and Sherwood of this place. She was born and lived her life in the town in which she died. She was of a pleasing personality and had many friends. The funeral services were held at the Friends church, Farmington, Tuesday, November 28th, at 2:30 o'clock. Interment at Farmington cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 21 August 1874

SHOCKING KEROSENE ACCIDENT - Spencer Coon falls in a fit with a Lighted Lamp, and Fatally Burned !

Wednesday night the inhabitants residing about the corner of William and Pulteney streets were alarmed by cries of fire. Simultaneously agonizing shrieks were heard from the house occupied by Spencer Coon, first south of corner of William st., east side of Pultney.  The first to enter was Dr. W. F. Edington, who found Mr. Coon lying upon the floor, enveloped in fire and smoke, shrieking out of pain.  To strip him of his burning clothes and remove him from the room was but the work of a moment. Medical aid in the person of the younger Dr. Eddy was immediately summoned, who rendered every aid in his power, but the most that could be done was by administering opiates to alleviate the sufferings of the poor victim.

The supposable cause of the accident is that Mr. Coon entered his home when his wife was temporarily absent, took up the lighted kerosene lamp, when he was seized with an epileptic fit (to which he was occasionally subject) and in falling the lamp was broken, the fluid spilled and instantly ignited, and he in a condition of unconsciousness was enveloped in the flames.  On examination it was found that his left arm from the should down to and including the hand was burned almost to a crisp.  The fingers of his right hand also badly burned, the nails and skin peeling off.  His neck, breast, abdomen, left thigh and buttock, and left side around to the spine were also fearfully burned.  It was hardly expected that the victim could live two hours, yet he lingered along with occasional lucid moments until 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon when he breathed his last.

Mr. Coon was born and reared in Geneva - by trade a tinner.  At one time he yielded to appetite for strong drink, but for three years past or more, he had became a thoroughly reformed man, and an honored member of the Good Templar and Odd Fellows fraternities, industrious and frugal in habits, respected among his fellowmen and well beloved in his family.  In all circles where he was known, his sad, terrible fate will cause the deepest gloom.  He leaves a wife but no children, an aged mother, a brother and sisters.

P. S.  Since the above was written, we have heard another theory of the accident, given by Mrs. Coon.  She states that on Monday night, Mr. C. brought home a can of Danforth's "non-explosive" fluid, which at first lighting sent a blaze clear to the ceiling.  She was afraid of it and set the lamp aside, refusing further to use it.  Her theory is that on the fatal occasion, Mr. Coon being alone, lighted this lamp, and that an explosion followed, shattering the vessel to fragments as it was subsequently found; that he himself was immediately saturated with and set on fire by the inflammable fluid, from which he suffered such speedy and serious injury that he fell insensible to the floor.  Funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

From Geneva Gazette 26 August 1892

Obituary - Theodore H. Coon
died at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, after a painful illness of several months.  The deceased was born in Geneva and had he lived until today would have been just 53 years old.  He was a member of Company I, 126th Regiment, N. Y. V., and served until the close of the war, and was a member of the G. A. R. until his death.  He was also a member of the A. O. U. W. and Royal Templars of Temperance, and for many years a member of the M. E. Church.  He is survived by an aged mother, a wife, two daughters and one son, one brother (Israel Coon, of Arizona) and one sister, Mrs. James Davie of this place.  The funeral took place yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late residence, No. 25 Geneva street.

From Geneva Daily Times 27 January 1915

John Cooney,
aged 53 years, of Seneca Falls, formerly of this city, who several weeks ago was injured by the tipping over of a load of straw and as a result suffered paralysis from his waist down, died yesterday morning. He was born in Ireland and had been a farmer and nurseryman for several years. He is survived by his wife, four children, Kathleen, John, Anna May and Thomas, all at home; three sisters, Mrs. A. Rogan, Mrs. M. Toole and Mrs. Garvey of this city. The body will be brought here Friday morning on the 8:40 New York Central and will be taken immediately to St. Francis Desales church, where funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 25 January 1897

Mrs. Lawrence Cooney,
of Canandaigua, died at her home in that village last Saturday. The remains were brought to Geneva, on the 1:20 A. M. train today and interred in St. Patrick's cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 21 December 1895

The death of Mrs. Warren Cooney occurred this morning at the home of George Trautman, in North Exchange street, at the age of 58 years. The funeral will be held at the home of his sister in Seneca Falls tomorrow.

From Naples Record 3 November 1937

Albert M. Coons,
69, of the town of Naples, died on Monday, November 1. He had been in feeble health for some time. Mr. Coons was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Coons, and was born in Middlesex on February 4, 1868. The greater part of his life was spent in Naples. His wife, Flora Marcy Coons, died on May 17, 1936. He is survived by one son and three daughters, Walter Coons of Naples; Mrs. Leigh A. Norget of Henrietta; Mrs. Hyland S. Gillett, of Naples and Mrs. Clifford Kennedy of Prattsburgh; and a half-brother, Herbert Coons of Fairport. Services will be held today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from Emory's funeral rooms, conducted by the Rev. Emmett L. Roys, of the Italy-Naples Baptist Church. Burial will be made in Rose Ridge cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 1 March 1907

Naples, N. Y. - 
The remains of Andrus Coons were brought from the state hospital at Willard on Monday for burial here. Mr. Coons was long an active resident here and was the father of a large family. He was about 80 years old when he was taken to the asylum some 12 years ago. Among the children are Mrs. Philo H. Conklin of Penn Yan; Mrs. Charlotte Coons of Naples; Mrs. Elijah Wilson of Geneva; Mrs. Thomas B. Reynolds of Rushville. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Coons, the pastor of the Naples Italy Free Baptist church, Rev. W. H. Haynes officiating, and the burial was in the cemetery of that society.

From Ontario County Journal 2 April 1909

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Cynthia Proper Coons,
aged 72 years, died on March 25, at her home in Gulick. She was the wife of William Coons and her whole life had been spent in this vicinity. Her father was Meyers Proper, one of the old settlers of Naples. Her husband, two sons, George and John, and three daughters, Mrs. Purlee Wilbur, Mrs. Henry Ingraham and Mrs. Wood, survive her.

From Ontario County Journal 17 February 1888

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Hannah Coons died on Friday, Feb. 10, aged 81. She was the widow of Philip Coons, deceased, and was a very estimable old lady.

From Ontario County Journal 22 February 1895

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Hannah J. Coons,
an old resident of Naples, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elmer Barker, near Clifton Springs, on Thursday of last week. Her remains were brought to Naples for burial. She was the wife of Andrus Coons, and there are seven married daughters and two sons living about here.

From Ontario County Journal 18 August 1899

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Herbert Coons,
a bride last spring, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jackman, at Canadice, last Thursday, aged 22 years.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 18 September 1907

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. John P. Coons
died at the home of her daughter in Ann Arbor, Mich., Friday, September 13th, after a lingering illness. Her early home was in Cohocton and her maiden name was Mary Rowell. She married a Mr. Andrews and their home was in Michigan. After the death of her husband, she came east to visit a sister in Naples, and a year ago she was married to Mr. Coons. She went to visit her son and daughter in Michigan a few weeks and died there. She is survived by her husband, three children and her sister, Mrs. Harriet Garfield.

From Ontario County Journal 4 February 1887

Naples, N. Y. - Lorentus Coons,
adopted son of Wm. Coons of this place, died of consumption a few days since. He was a soldier and had just completed a pension claim which could scarcely have failed of being allowed. He leaves a wife who will complete the claim.

From Naples Record 1 July 1931

Mrs. Lottie Coons,
aged 79 years, widow of the late Lorentus Coons, died at her home in Naples Monday evening about seven o'clock. Her death was sudden, altho being an invalid for years and was a resident of Naples nearly all her life. She leaves one son, John, and his wife, Rose, with two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; also three sisters and one brother, Charles Coons of Hornell, Mrs. Ruth Wilson of Auburn, Mrs. Ina Foster of Canandaigua and Mrs. Barker of Clifton Springs. Two sisters, Mrs. Amelia Reynolds and Mrs. Julia Conklin died many years ago. Funeral services at the home on Thursday at two p.m. and burial in Italy-Naples cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 25 February 1887

Naples, N. Y. - Philip Coons,
aged 80 years, died on Wednesday morning, at his residence two miles out of the village. He had lived in town more than sixty years, and was an honest and upright citizen. He leaves a large family of children, all in middle life.

From Ontario County Journal 14 October 1898

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Rhoda Coons,
relict of Stephen Coons, died at Naples on Sunday, Oct. 9, aged 56 years. She was the mother of Mrs. Lillie Stone, Misses Mary and Herbert Coons, all of Naples; and the sister of Charles Baldwin, now of Springwater. Her stepfather, Philip Brand, lives at Academy.

From Ontario County Journal 27 August 1909

Naples, N. Y. - Robert Coons,
an old and well-known citizen farmer, died on Aug. 21 at his farm home. He was 79 years old, the last of a family of nine stalwart brothers and sisters, who came to Naples in their youth. Their children are numerous, and many reside in this vicinity. Robert had no children of his own, but leaves two men whom he brought up, adopting one, A. M. Coons, when he was a new born infant; the other was William Lee of this town. Mr. Coons was the champion wrestler of this vicinity, when that sport was indulged in on all public days. He was a good citizen.

From Naples Record 23 December 1891

Aunt Sally Coons,
so well-known in this community, died on Friday evening last, aged 80 years. She was the widow of the late Wm. Coons, who died a year ago or more. Mrs. Coons was one of the Wheeler family that settled on what is known as Wheeler Hill and were prominent citizens here in past days. The brothers moved West many years ago. The deceased was a woman of strong character, very kind and obliging, and highly regarded by all. She had been kindly cared for in her last years by her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lottie Coons, who now owns and occupies the old homestead. The funeral was held on Sunday at 1 p.m. from the Italy-Naples Free Baptist church, Rev. B. F. Millard officiating, and the interment was in the cemetery near the church. (Burial in Barker Cemetery)

From Ontario County Journal 31 July 1891

Naples, N. Y. - William Coons
died at his home in Naples, July 21, aged 82 years. He was one of a large family, who came from Eastern New York at an early day and settled in and around Naples and helped to transform the rough hillsides into fertile farms.

From Ontario County Journal 27 September 1912

Naples, N. Y. -  William Coons,
an oldtime resident of Gulick, died Sept. 17, at his home, aged 80 years. He had been in ill health for some time. He leaves two sons, John and George; the three daughters, Mrs. Pearl Wilbur of Rushville, Mrs. Carrie Ingraham of Naples, Mrs. VanEss Wood of Gulick; a grandson, Lyle Ingraham of Naples and several other grandchildren. John P. Coons, of this village, is his brother.

From Ontario County Journal 24 July 1874

West Farmington -
On Monday last the remains of the late Anson K. Cooper were brought to this, his native place, for interment.  His death occurred in Canandaigua, on the 18th inst.  Anson was the youngest of four brothers who were among the first volunteers in the late war, and served until its close, one only receiving a slight wound.  The burial service was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Borden of Victor, who spoke so tenderly, sympathizingly, the few words of comfort that may be said at the open grave of a friend.  There the shadows lie thickest -- the angels of Hope and Peace fold their wings above the coffin lid, and are silent.  Faith alone can point the way from the darkness of the grave to the glad sunlight beyond.

From Ontario County Journal 8 March 1912

South Bloomfield, N. Y. - David Cooper,
a well-known resident of this town, died at his home early on Tuesday morning, aged 72 years and 11 months. Mrs. Cooper was born in England, but had spent most of his life in this country and in this town. He was a miller, having operated the Shepard mill at Holcomb until 20 years ago, when he purchased the grist mill here, where he was always found at his post until about two years ago, when failing health forced him to turn over the management of the mill to his son, John, who now has charge. Mr. Cooper is survived by a wife and four children, Mrs. Charles Dawley and Mrs. Oliver Paddock of Holcomb, and Miss Florence and John, of this place; and several grandchildren. The funeral will be held from his late residence this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Spencer of the Methodist church at East Bloomfield officiating. Burial at East Bloomfield.

From Naples Record 31 January 1914

Bristol, N. Y. - 
The funeral of Mrs. Edward Cooper, whose death occurred at her home on Wednesday night, January 14, was held from the Academy church on Saturday afternoon. She had been ill about three weeks with pneumonia. Her maiden name was Charlotte Wright, and she was a daughter of William W. and Hannah Horton Wright, and was born in Woodhull, Steuben County, December 14, 1880. She leaves her husband and three children. Burial was made in the Academy cemetery.

From Naples News 11 May 1938

Word was received here Monday of the death of Edwin Cooper, aged 66 years, who died in Willard State Hospital at Willard, N. Y. Mr. Cooper, who lived on Greisa Hill, had been in poor health for sometime. He is survived by his wife and several children, and brothers of Naples. Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) from the Methodist church, with Rev. John H. Sandmeyer, officiating. Burial will be made in the Academy cemetery.

From Geneva Courier 22 July 1898

Mrs. Eliza Cooper
of Phelps died on the 16th inst. of heart disease, aged 67 years.  She is survived by two sons and three daughters.

From Geneva Daily Times 1 March 1910

Canandaigua, March 1 - Ira Cooper,
the aged man who was burned in the fire at Chapin Sunday evening, died in the Canandaigua Hospital for Physicians and Surgeons at 9 o'clock. Mr. Cooper was burned about the head, arms and one leg, and the burns were deep. He did not recover consciousness after the fire.

From Geneva Gazette 18 September 1891

James R. Cooper, a blacksmith of Phelps and a prominent resident of that place died at Goshen last Friday morning of consumption, aged 60.  The deceased and his wife were visiting relatives in Goshen.  The body was brought to Phelps Saturday afternoon and the funeral held at the Methodist Episcopal Church Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.  A wife, son and two daughters survive him.

From Geneva Daily Times 19 September 1895

John Cooper
died at his house on the Geneva and Waterloo road on Sunday morning at 3 o'clock. Death was caused by paralysis. The deceased was born in Pennsylvania and was 72 years of age. He leaves a wife and a family of grown-up children. The funeral will be held from the house at 1 o'clock this afternoon.

From Ontario County Journal 14 October 1910

Joseph Cooper,
aged 42 years, formerly of this village, but for several years has occupied a farm at South Bloomfield, was stricken with heart failure on Wednesday evening while driving homeward from Canandaigua. Mrs. Ellen Thompson of Centerfield, hearing a heavy treading in her dooryard about 7 o'clock, investigated and found a team of horses wandering about aimlessly. In the corner of a fence nearby a wagon was found, and in the dim lantern light, neighbors who had been called were horrified to find the body of a man that proved to be Cooper, partly in the wagon and partly upon the fence. He was dead and at first it was supposed that the man had broken his neck in a runaway accident. Coroner Armstrong, hearing the general report that the man had died from accident, was surprised to find, upon making an autopsy, that the neck had not broken, but that a heart seizure had caused death. Cooper was in the village on Wednesday afternoon and started home with a potato digger tied behind his wagon. He was subject to severe rheumatic attacks, and had been ill for several days. It appears that Cooper's team had carried their dead master for some distance and might have reached home without accident had not an automobile sped by, causing the horses to leave the road and collide with a fence. The remains were brought to the Curtis undertaking rooms. Cooper is survived by his wife and six children. They are: Mary, Helen, Margarette, John, Joseph and Charles.

From Ontario County Journal 5 October 1894

Mrs. Mary J. Cooper,
widow of the late Captain Cooper, died at her home on upper Main street last Sunday morning, aged 61 years. There survive five sons: Marshall, Frank, LaFayette and Sherman of this village, and Anson of North Petersburg, Pa.; and two daughters, Miss Rose Cooper and Mrs. Norman Foster of this village. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning.

From Ontario County Journal 26 April 1889

Captain Minerd W. Cooper,
who was a familiar figure on the lake years ago as the commander of the steamer Canandaigua, died at his home in this village last Saturday at the age of 60 years, 9 months and 11 days.

From Ontario County Journal 17 June 1892

Manchester, N. Y. - Peter Cooper
, whose illness was mentioned last week, died at 11:30 Saturday night, at the age of 85 year. His funeral was attended from the Baptist church on Monday at 3 p.m., Rev. Mr. Long officiating. Mr. Cooper was one of the oldest citizens of the place, and had outlived all of his immediate family; three grandchildren only surviving him; one of whom, Louis Bement, of Clifton Springs, caring for him during his last days. He was a quiet, peaceable man, respected by all.

From Ontario County Journal 29 January 1897

Shortsville, N. Y. - 
The death of Philander N. Cooper occurred in this village on Saturday evening, after a long and painful illness from cancer. He had not been able to take nourishment of any kind for several weeks and death was to him a release, for he held a "Title clear to mansions in the sky," and died rejoicing in that hope. The funeral obsequies were held from his late home on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. C. H. Lester officiating. The remains were placed in the receiving vault in Brookside Cemetery.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 3 May 1930

Geneva, N. Y. - Mrs. Rebecca Cooper,
90, died today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. L. Knapp of Seneca Castle. She leaves a son, William F. Cooper of Seneca Castle; two daughters, Mrs. Knapp and Mrs. Louise Spengle of Seneca Castle. Funeral Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home of Mrs. Knapp.

From Naples Record 12 May 1943

Roy Edward Cooper,
23, of Canandaigua, died in that city on May 5, 1943. He suffered injuries in an automobile accident last October, from which he did not recover. He was born in Naples, a son of Edward and Lena Cooper. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Lillian Emmons Cooper; a son, Roger; and a daughter, Joyce, of Canandaigua; his mother, Mrs. Roy Belcher of Shortsville; four sisters, Mrs. Charles Schank of Palmyra, Miss Gertrude Cooper of Canandaigua, Misses Mary and Myrtle of Shortsville; six brothers, Maynard and Lawrence Cooper of Canandaigua, Walter Cooper in Australia, Floyd Cooper in the Marine Corps, Donald and Lawrence Cooper in Shortsville. Services were held in Canandaigua on Friday, and burial was made in Academy cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 4 January 1901

South Bristol, N. Y. - William A. Cooper,
who resided with his wife and three small children just south of the Brown stand, was found dead in the bottom of a gully west of Millers, Canandaigua lake. Coroner Hallenbeck investigated the cause of his death and pronounced it drowning. Cooper was 30 years of age.

From Geneva Daily Times 24 June 1895

the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Coppenger, died yesterday morning at his home on North street.  The deceased was twenty-one years of age.  He was a young man of exemplary character and was a favorite among a large circle of young friends and acquaintances.  Mr. and Mrs. Coppenger are having their measure of sorrow.  Only last October, they suffered the loss of another son, Patrick.  Consumption was the cause of both deaths.  The funeral will take place at 9:30 o'clock tomorrow morning from St. Francis de Sales church.

From Shortsville Enterprise 3 September 1914

The death of John W. Copping, of High street, which occurred about 8 o'clock last week Wednesday night, removed the second Shortsville veteran within a period of two days. The first veteran to be summoned to the great beyond was Jeremiah Brott, whose demise occurred the previous Tuesday morning. Mr. Copping was one of Shortsville's oldest and most highly-respected residents. His age was 80 years and he had been an invalid for many months. John W. Copping was born in Faversham, Kent county, England, on January 12, 1834. In early manhood he came to the United States and chose Marion, Wayne county, as his first abiding place, which place of residence he continued for many years. During the month of November, 1857, he was united in marriage with Miss Sarah Garlock, a resident of Marion, whose demise occurred on April 19, 1900. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Mr. Copping answered his country's call and enlisted in the 160th New York Volunteers at Marion. He was mustered out of service after a period of three years and three months. For several years he acted as postmaster at Marion. He came to Shortsville to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. Harry MacDowell, almost ten years ago. He was a member of the Marion M. E. Church, of Marion Grange, of Marion G. A. R., and of Herendeen Post, G. A. R., of Shortsville.

The survivors are two daughters and one son, Mrs. Benjamin F. Beach of Williamson, Mrs. Harry  F. McDowell of Shortsville, and Wellington J. Copping of Fruitland; one grandson, Leon B. Beach of Williamson, one great-grandson, Benjamin F. Beach, 2nd, of Williamson; three brothers, George Copping of Pasadena, Cal.; Edwin Copping of Delphos, Kas.; Charles Copping of Walworth N. Y., and two sisters, Mrs. James Hall of Williamson and Mrs. Edwin Hope of Walworth. The funeral services were held from the McDowell home on Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock, conducted by Rev. D. H. MacKenzie, pastor of the Shortsville Presbyterian church, and assisted by the members of Herendeen Post. The burial was made in the family plot in the Marion cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 8 September 1896

The death of Michael Coppinger occurred at 10 o'clock last night at the home of the family on North street, after a brief illness since Friday, at the age of fifty-seven years. The intense grief caused by the loss of three sons within a few years is thought to have been the cause of his death. He has been a resident of Geneva for the past thirty-one years, and was highly esteemed by those who came in contact with him. He is survived by his wife and daughter, Margaret Coppinger, who will have the sympathy of friends in their sorrow. Three brothers of the deceased reside in Boston. The funeral services will be held at St. Francis de Sales church at 9:30 o'clock Thursday morning and interment will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 1 November 1937

Two brothers, both natives and residents of this city, were killed, one instantly, when their car crashed at high speed into the rear of a heavily loaded dump truck about three miles east of the city on the Waterloo-Geneva highway at about 4:15 Sunday morning. Anthony Francis Corcoran, aged 25, of Hoffman avenue, was killed instantly. His brother, John Corcoran, aged 27, of Avenue B, died at about 11:10 o'clock Sunday morning in Geneva General Hospital. John said, by investigating state police, to have been the driver of the car, suffered a crushed chest, multiple fractures and internal injuries. A fractured skull killed the younger brother. The accident occurred approximately in front of the Charles Scofield home while the brothers were proceeding west, returning to their homes in the city. The car crashed into the rear of a heavy dump truck owned by the Hornell Gravel Corporation, being driven west by Alvin Foltz of Springville, an employee of the corporation. The truck was one of two carrying railroad dump cars, for use on narrow gauge track from Poughkeepsie to Hornell. The two trucks had just passed Packwood's Corners at about 35 miles an hour, according to the driver of one of them, when the Buick coupe being operated by one of the two men killed in the wreck, passed the second in line at high speed. The truck driver said he saw the coupe swing back to the north side of the road and at a point about opposite the Scofield home, overtake the first truck, which was painted a bright red. The truck driver said the coupe struck directly in the rear center of the machine being operated by Foltz. The impact was terrific, the force of the collision virtually knocking the heavy truck from beneath its dump car load. The dump car had been securely chained in the body of the truck but the impact broke one of the chains and the dump car nearly fell out of the truck and onto the Corcoran car. The remaining chain held, however, and the load remained in the truck.

The body of Anthony Corcoran was removed to the Genung funeral home in Waterloo and later taken to the Devaney undertaking establishment in this city. The brothers were sons of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Corcoran, of 41 Avenue B. Anthony, Jr., was married and resided with his wife, Mrs. Anna Riley Corcoran and son, Patrick Corcoran, while John lived with his parents. The brothers operated the cafeteria at the American Can Company's plant in Genesee street. Besides their parents and Anthony's widow and son, the brothers are survived by two sisters, Mrs. George O'Connor and Miss Agnes Corcoran; two brothers, Joseph and James Corcoran; and their maternal grandmother, Mrs. May McIntyre, all of Geneva. Anthony Corcoran was a communicant of St. Stephen's Church and John Corcoran of St. Francis de Sales church. The body of Anthony Corcoran will remain at his home in Hoffman avenue until Tuesday afternoon, when it will be taken to the home of his parents, where a double funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock and 9 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.

From Shortsville Enterprise 15 December 1943

The death of Anthony Joseph Corcoran, well-known resident of Manchester village occurred at his home in State street on Sunday. He was aged 73 years. Mr. Corcoran, a retired Lehigh Valley Railroad air brake inspector, was born in Pittston, Pa., on June 19, 1870, a son of the late Daniel and Bridget Kearney Corcoran. While a young man, he began railroading, first being employed by the Lehigh Valley at Wilkes-Barre. Pa. About 43 years ago he located in Manchester with his wife, the former Miss Margaret McHale of St. Louis, Mo. to whom he had been united on May 29, 1893. He continued his employment with the Lehigh Valley here until June 1940, when he was placed on the pension list. The survivors are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Edward McCormack of Detroit; two sons, Lieut. A. J. Corcoran of the Detroit police department, and Michael P. Corcoran of Wilkes-Barre; and a granddaughter, Miss Margaret Ann McCormack of Detroit. Funeral services will take place from the home at 9 o'clock Thursday morning and from St. Dominic's Church at 9:30, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. John E. Napter. The remains will be laid at rest in St. Rose Cemetery, Shortsville.

From Geneva Daily Times 23 February 1942

Mrs. Margaret E. Corcoran,
79, widow of Anthony Corcoran, died yesterday at her home on the Pre-emption Road, town of Geneva, after a long illness. Mrs. Corcoran was a member of the Rosary Society of St. Stephen's Church. She leaves three daughters, Misses Mary and Anna Corcoran and Mrs. Edward McDonough; a son, Thomas Corcoran; and ten grandchildren, all of Geneva. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 8:30 o'clock from her late home and 9 at St. Stephen's Church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 14 February 1911

The funeral of Mrs. Maria Corcoran will take place tomorrow morning at 7 o'clock from her late home, No. 133 LaFayette Avenue, and at 7:30 o'clock from St. Francis DeSales church.  The remains will be taken on the 8:35 Penn division train to Penn Yan for burial.

From Geneva Daily Times 2 February 1926

The death of Mrs. Mary Corcoran, aged 67, widow of the late Michael Corcoran, who was for many years flagman at the Exchange street crossing, occurred this morning at 4:15 o'clock, after a long illness, at her home, 143 North street. Mrs. Corcoran was a member of St. Francis de Sales church and of the Rosary Society. The survivors are one son, John Corcoran; two daughters, Mrs. Ella Bucklin and Miss Mary Corcoran, all of Geneva; five sisters, Mrs. John Toole, Mrs. Norah Griffin, Mrs. Anna Hoskins of Geneva, Mrs. James Kelly of Trenton, N. J., and Mrs. Walsh of Auburn; also three grandchildren.

From Geneva Daily Times 20 September 1916

Michael Corcoran,
of 143 North street, died last night at his home at 10 o'clock. Mr. Corcoran was for many years a flagman at the Exchange street crossing. He is survived by his wife; one son, John Corcoran; two daughters, Ella and Mary, all of Geneva; his father, Patrick Corcoran; one brother, John S.; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Grady and Mrs. Bridget O'Malley of Ireland, and Miss Catherine Corcoran of Geneva; one grandson, John Corcoran, of this city.

From Geneva Daily Times 6 April 1940

Patrick Corcoran
of 521 Castle street died yesterday afternoon at his home following a short illness. He leaves his wife, Bridget McNerney Corcoran; one daughter, Celia; two sons, Thomas and Anthony; his mother, Mrs. Anthony Corcoran; three sisters, the Misses Mary and Anna Corcoran of Geneva, and Mrs. Edward McDonough of Syracuse; and one brother, Thomas, of Geneva. Mr. Corcoran was a former superintendent at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Stephen's Church. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 8:30 from his late home and 9 at St. Stephen's Church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 18 June 1917

Naples, June 17 - Mrs. Abigail Corey
died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Martha Tyler, at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Corey was born in Naples ninety-seven years ago. She is survived by one son, Charles Corey, and two daughters, Mrs. Martha Tyler, and Mrs. William Chapman of Naples. Funeral services at the home of Mrs. Tyler Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. C. Penfold.

From Shortsville Enterprise 21 March 1913

The death of Mrs. Harriet Corey, relict of Spencer A. Corey, occurred at the home of her mother, Mrs. Bridget Phipps, in this village at 7:45 o'clock Wednesday morning, aged 55 years. She had been in failing health for the last four years, and for the past year had been confined to her bed. Her demise was occasioned by a disease of the spinal cord. Mrs. Corey was born in the town of Farmington on November 9, 1857, and was a daughter of the late David and Bridget Phipps. Her entire life was passed in this vicinity. She was married to Mr. Corey on December 26, 1887, his death occurring on February 19, 1904. She was a charter member of Shortsville Hive, L. O. T. M., and was a past commander. She leaves her mother, Mrs. Bridget Phipps, four sons, Charles E. Corey and Ray W. Corey of Rochester, and Ira A. Corey of Victor; one daughter, Mrs. Edward Knowles of Palmyra; four sisters, the Misses Margaret and Emaline Phipps of Shortsville; Mrs. William Knauss of Clifton Springs; Mrs. Samuel J. Diets of Bloomington, Ill.; and one brother, David W. Phipps of Shortsville. The funeral services will take place from the family home in Railroad avenue on Saturday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. D. H. MacKenzie, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. The burial will be made in the family plot in Brookside Cemetery.

From Ontario County Times 26 January 1870

Shortsville, N. Y. -
Yesterday I attended the funeral of one of the oldest members of our community, that of Mr. Jas. F. Corey, who has resided in this town (and a large share of the time in this village,) since 1816. He was nearly eighty years of age.

From Geneva Gazette 29 December 1893

Mrs. Jane Corey died at her residence on Main street, Dec. 26, aged 81 years. She was an old resident of Geneva -- everybody knew her and she knew everybody.  Her late husband, Joseph Corey, was a soldier in the war of 1812-15, received a land grant and a pension for life by reason of such honorable service. At his death the pension was transferred to his widow which she enjoyed and appreciated as great help towards her support in her declining years. She leaves one son, a poor, afflicted man, totally blind from youth, deformed, and partially deaf.  The one distinguishing trait in Mrs. Cory's character was her absorbing devotion to this afflicted, dependent boy -- his constant companion at home and wherever he went, his faithful and affectionate provider during all the long years of his utter helplessness.  Poor fellow ! How he will miss this faithful, devoted mother.  The funeral of Mrs. Cory took place yesterday;  Rev. J. P. Foster officiating, and who ministrations soothed the last hours of the venerable woman.  With her death her pension lapses. What a pity that such stipend cannot be transferred to her wholly dependent son.  To him is left a comfortable brick house, but the income from its rental will scarcely be adequate for his support.

From Ontario County Journal 26 May 1893

Naples, N. Y. -
The death of Moses S. Corey, at the age of 77, occurred May 19. But for a tumor of cancer, he bade fair to live out the century. He was of a hardy race, a great worker and successful farmer. A widow and seven children survive him.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 11 December 1907

Shortsville, N. Y. -  Mrs. Phoebe Corey,
who had passed a long life time in this village, died at her home on Tuesday morning of last week after a short illness. She was 84 years of age and had lived in Shortsville over seventy years. Her birth place was in Dutchess county and her maiden name Birdsall. About sixty years ago she became the wife of James Corey, who died eight years ago. Their daughter, Anna Corey, died when but 16 years of age, and their son, Spencer A. Corey, died about four years ago. Mrs. Corey leaves one brother, William Birdsall of Washington, D. C.; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Cooper of Ohio; two half-sisters, Mrs. Ella Harbertson of Syracuse, Mrs. Ira Smith of Skaneateles; and five grandchildren, Charles Corey, Mrs. Edward Knowles, Roy Corey and Ray Corey, all of this village; and Ira Corey of Victor. The funeral was held from the Shortsville Episcopal church at 2 o'clock on Thursday afternoon, the Rev. Mr. Harvey, rector of the Phelps Episcopal church officiating. Interment was in Brookside cemetery.

From Ontario Messenger 14 July 1852

Last Monday week the lifeless body of Simeon Corey was found by the road side near the residence of Allen Webb in Farmington. Coroner Royce of this village held an inquest over the body, and the testimony elicited showed that Corey was a man in intemperate habits, that at the time of his death, he had been drinking freely, that he was about 60 years of age, had no permanent place of residence, and leaves no family. The substance of the verdict was he came to his death by the excessive use of intoxicating liquors.

From Geneva Daily Times 23 February 1904

Shortsville, N. Y. -
The funeral of Spencer A. Corey was held yesterday at the M. E. church, conducted by the K. O. T. M. Seventy-eight knights and sixteen ladies of the Maccabees were in line. The bearers were Frank Huntoon, Adam Flack, Finley Chisholm, Clinton Ballard, Harry Forshay, Eugene Haggerty. Rev. Ernest L. Waldorf of Phelps was the officiating clergyman. The great profusion of flowers testified to the esteem in which Mr. Corey was held among his fellow townsmen.

From Ontario County Journal 26 February 1904

Shortsville, N. Y. - 
The death of Spencer A. Corey, a lifelong resident of the village, occurred at his home on Saturday morning. He had been ill with pneumonia but a few days, and many friends did not know that he was ill until they heard news of his death. He was 55 years of age. In 1878 he was married to Miss Hattie Phipps, who survives him, together with his mother, Mrs. James Corey; one daughter, Mrs. Edward Knowles; and four sons, Charles, Ira, Ray and Roy, all of this village. The funeral was conducted by the K. O. T. M. at the Methodist church on Monday afternoon, Rev. Ernest L. Waldorf, of Phelps, officiating. Seventy-eight Knights and sixteen Ladies of the Maccabees marched as an escort. Many years ago, when the "Empires," of Shortsville was one of the crack base ball nines of western New York, Mr. Corey was their famous pitcher.

From Ontario County Journal 20 June 1913

Canadice, N. Y. -  Mrs. Joseph Cork,
who had been ill several months, passed away on Thursday night, at the age of 58 years. Mrs. Cork was a quiet, home-loving person and will be greatly missed by her children, of whom there are five, her husband having died in April of last year. The children are Charles Cork and Mrs. Anna Ingraham, of Springwater, Fred and Lester Cork and Miss Louise Cork, of this town. She is also survived by two brothers. The funeral was held from the home on Monday, Rev. W. W. Dailey of East Rochester, assisted by Rev. W. Brown of Springwater, officiating. The interment was made in Springwater cemetery, among a profusion of beautiful flowers, of which she had so found life. Relatives were present from Avon, Hornell and Wayland.

From Phelps Citizen 8 January 1880

Henry Corly
died at his residence, Jan. 1st, of lung disease, aged about 50 years.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 4 July 1922

Geneva, July 3 -
The death of Mrs. Melisa Anna Cornelius, 73 years old, occurred this afternoon at the family home after a long illness. She is survived by her husband; five children, Mrs. Eugene Woodworth, Virgil G. Cornelius of Ontario, Grant Victor Cornelius of Alfred, Mrs. Lu B. Cleveland, Dr. Forest G. Cornelius; one sister, Mrs. M. L. Palmer of Alfred; and two brothers, Arthur Moland and Milo Moland, both of Alfred. The funeral will be held from the home on Wednesday From Fairport Herald at 5 o'clock with the Rev. Bruce E. Pierce of the First Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery on the Cornelius farm.

From Ontario County Journal 14 November 1902

Canadice, N. Y. -  Albin Cornell
died very suddenly on Friday afternoon at Hemlock, where he had gone with a load of potatoes. The remains were brought to the home of his sister, Mrs. Cyrus Swan, and the funeral was held from the church on Sunday. He leaves a wife and five children, who live at Canandaigua; two sisters, Mrs. Cyrus Swan of this place, and Mrs. Horace Hyde of Rochester; and one brother, John Cornell of Canandaigua.

From Phelps Citizen 9 November 1922

James Cornell,
a farm hand who had been employed by Henry Marsh on the Geneva and Lyons Road, was struck and killed instantly last Friday night by an automobile driven by Rev. H. Davis of Alton. The unfortunate man who was 68 years of age and was best known by the name of Canada Jim, was walking northward in the highway near the Seeley Peck homestead, and was in the back by the car. The driver of the car stopped within a hundred feet after striking Cornell, and carried the limp body to a farm house. Dr. J. H. Haslett was called and made an examination, finding that the man's neck had been broken. It is reported that Mr. Davis was driving about three feet from the edge of the concrete roadside. Little is known of Mr. Cornell, except that he has a son and a daughter living at Toronto, Canada. The body was The body was taken to the undertaking parlors of Dauchy and Kavanaugh, where it was held for final disposition. On Wednesday morning, the body was buried in the Pinewood cemetery.

From Phelps Citizen 9 November 1922
Mrs. Catherine L. Cornford,
widow of the late William H. Cornford of Victor and formerly of the town of Phelps, died on Saturday in Victor at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Milton U. Aldrich, aged 84 years. Mrs. Cornford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Chandler, was born in Italy, Yates county in 1838, and coming to Melvin Hill in her girlhood, lived in the community until the removal of the family to Victor. Here she was married to Mr. Cornford and here her children were born and reared, and here she spent her motherhood, a queen of the home. For the past twenty-five years, she had lived in Victor, where her husband died thirteen years ago, and where she since then had resided with her daughter. She leaves four sons and two daughters, William H. Cornford of Phelps, Elmer Cornford of Fairport, Milton A. Cornford of Newark, N. J., and A. Ray Cornford of Victor; Mrs. L. G. Osburn and Mrs. M. U. Aldrich of Victor; besides one brother and one sister, Rev. George W. Chandler of Rochester, and Mrs. Elizabeth Cornford of Carunna, Mich.; and eleven grandchildren. The funeral services were held at the home on Monday afternoon, at which Rev. Mr. Alleta, former pastor of the Victor Methodist Episcopal church, officiated, paying the departed a most beautiful tribute. Burial was in Boughton Hill cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 1 July 1898

Victor, N. Y. -  Mrs. H. E. Cornford
died of heart disease at her home in this village, Friday afternoon, after a long illness. The funeral was held from the house on Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Rev. I. B. Hudnutt, officiating. She leaves a husband and two children.

From Ontario County Journal 18 November 1881

Naples, N. Y. -
A young wife died near here, on Saturday last, Mrs. Mary Getsinger Cornick. She was greatly beloved by those who knew her best. Her early decease is certainly sad. She was buried with her little babe on Sunday at Rose Ridge.

From Naples Record 26 April 1916

Adelmon Cornish
died at his home on Powell Hill on April 21st, 1916, at the age of 71 years, 7 months and 21 days, after a long and lingering illness. He was the last surviving child of Allen Cornish, Sr. He was twice married, first to Miss Sarah Parker. Three children were born to them of whom two survive: William Cornish, of Naples and Mrs. Ida Page, of Rochester.; Estella died a few years ago. He is survived by his second wife, who was Miss Fannie Davis, and three of their children: Mrs. Addie Kennedy, of Prattsburgh, N. Y., and Harry and Ray, who are still at home. A little son, Henry, died a number of years ago when nearly two years old. Mr. Cornish was born and had always resided in this vicinity, and he was "Uncle Del" to many, both old and young. He enjoyed living and the company of his many friends. His funeral was held from the Semans schoolhouse on Easter Sunday, Dr. J. H. France, pastor of the Naples Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment in the Semans cemetery.

From Neapolitan Record 21 July 1881

Last Thursday, too late for our issue of that day, we were informed of the sudden decease of our esteemed townsman, Allen Cornish. He died in the forenoon of that day, and before noon of Friday had to be buried; the funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Friday from the Semans schoolhouse, Rev. Mr. Woodruff officiating. He had been ailing for some time, and although nearly seventy-four years old, physically and mentally was quite strong. He was subject to spells of bleeding from the nostrils, and this occasioned his death. He had been a resident of this town and South Bristol for about sixty years, rearing a large family, and had well earned the good name borne by him; children to the third generation call him blessed, and will greatly feel his loss, as will  the entire community. Quiet, unassuming and unselfish as he was, he had borne well the burdens of life, and the world is much the better for his his examples and teachings. The family have the sympathy of friends far and near.

From Naples Record 24 April 1935

Allen Cornish,
85, retired farmer, died Saturday, April 20, at the home of his son, Fred Cornish, in South Bristol. Hew was a charter member of Bristol Valley Grange. Surviving are three sons, Fred Cornish, of Bristol Valley, Arthur Cornish of West Bloomfield, and George Cornish; three brothers, Charles E., Frank and Edward D. Cornish, of Naples; and two sisters, Mrs. Fred Getsinger of Naples and Mrs. Scott Niece of Battle Creek, Mich. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday from the home of Fred Cornish.

From Ontario County Journal 24 January 1896

A sad death is that of Mrs. Alphee Cornish, which occurred Tuesday, of typhoid fever. Six small children survive her.

From Ontario County Journal 12 April 1901

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Emma Cornish
died on Sunday night, aged 37 years. She leaves a husband and three little girls, one a baby, three weeks old. Mrs. Cornish was the daughter of Barzillai French, of this place, who with three sisters and a brother, survive. Her loss is deeply felt by the stricken husband and family.

From Geneva Daily Times 15 January 1915

Naples, N. Y. - Emmor Cornish,
died yesterday morning, at the age of 59 years, at the family home. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Marian Rowley and Marie Cornish, and one son, Maynard, all of Naples.

From Ontario County Times 9 November 1881

Naples, N. Y. -
Died on Friday, Nov. 4th, at her husband's residence in South Bristol, Mrs. Emmor Cornish, after a brief illness. She was beloved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed from her home. The family circle is now broken for the fourth time within a few months.

From Naples Record 14 March 1923

At her home in Bristol Valley, occurred the death on Sunday, March 11, 1923, of Mrs. Lucy Johnson Cornish, wife of Allen Cornish. She had been in failing health for several years, but during all this time had been patient in her suffering. She was born in South Bristol on October 11, 1850, the youngest of a family of eleven children born to Levi and Catherine Proper Johnson. Mrs. Cornish was a member of the Ladies of the Maccabees and of other organizations in the vicinity of her home. On March 10, 1871, she was united in marriage with Allen Cornish, and to them were born three sons, Arthur, of East Bloomfield; Fred, of Bristol Valley, and George, all of whom, together with the father, survive. There will be a prayer at the home today at 1 o'clock and funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock from the Bristol Springs church, with burial in the Coye cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 12 January 1905

Shortsville, N. Y. -
One of the oldest residents of this village, Mrs. Mary Condon Corrigan, died Tuesday evening after a short illness. Mrs. Corrigan was the wife of the late John Corrigan, and came to the United States from Ireland fifty-four years ago. Since the death of her only child, Matthew, many years ago, she has lived all alone, contrary to the wishes of her relatives, who would have willingly shared their home with her. She is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Catherine Curry of Seneca Falls; Mrs. Judith Hurley of London, Canada; Mrs. Julia Sullivan of Belmont, Iowa; Miss Ellen Condon of Jackson, Mich.; and one brother, James Condon, of Jackson, Mich. The funeral was held from St. Dominic's church this morning, and the burial was in the Catholic cemetery in Canandaigua.

From Ontario County Chronicle 24 February 1904

Shortsville, N. Y. -
Our people were startled Friday morning to learn of the demise of Pen Corry, who died early that morning of pneumonia, after being sick only a few days. He was a lifelong resident of this place, his father and grandfather also having lived here over half a century.

From Ontario County Journal 2 June 1911

Charles Corser,
for years a prominent and respected farmer of this town, died at the home of his son, Warren Corser, Gibson street, on Tuesday, aged nearly 84 years. Since the death of his wife in 1908, Mr. Corser has been failing. Most of his active life was spent in farming, he having lived for 34 years upon one farm north of this village. Six years ago Mr. Corser was elected town collector upon the Republican ticket. He is survived by four sons, Warren of this village; Richard of Paterson, N. J.; Marvin of Geneva; and Charles E. Corser of Victor. Two sisters, Mrs. Mary J. King of Lockport, and Mrs. Marvin Ferner of Flint, and four grandchildren also survive. Rev. Arthur Copeland will officiate at the funeral services at the home of Warren Corser, Gibson street, at two o'clock this afternoon and burial will be in Woodlawn.

From Ontario County Journal 7 February 1908

Mrs. Eveline Oatman Corser,
wife of Charles Corser, died at the family home near Padelfords on Wednesday morning from pneumonia, aged 72 years. Mrs. Corser was born in East Bloomfield and was married 50 years ago. Besides her husband, she leaves four sons, Warren Corser, who resides on the home farm; Richard of Paterson, N. J., Marvin of Geneva, Charles E. of Syracuse; three brothers, Edgar Oatman of West Walworth, Jacob M. of Paterson, N. J., and Sylvester of Michigan; and one sister, who resides in Iowa. During the illness of Mrs. Corser, a granddaughter has been critically ill in the same house with pleura pneumonia. Owing to this, the funeral of Mrs. Corser will be held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Kennedy undertaking rooms. The interment will be made in Woodlawn.

From Geneva Daily Times 3 September 1940

Marvin Corser,
72, retired railway postal clerk, died Saturday at the Jensen Nursing Home on Washington street, following a long illness. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. O. W. Harris of this city and a brother, Richard Corser of Paterson, N. J. Mr. Corser was born near Canandaigua on June 3rd, 1868, He was appointed to the New York and Chicago railway postoffice run in October, 1889, and transferred to the Canandaigua and Batavia run in August, 1891, In 1893, he was on the New York, Geneva and Buffalo run and in April, 1929, was transferred to the Buffalo terminal. He retired June, 1930, Mr. Corser was a member of the Railway Mail Association and North Presbyterian church. The funeral was held this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the home of Mrs. Harris, with the Rev. Alexander Thompson of the North Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery. The bearers were Charles Fox, Harry Sherwood, Charles Woodcock, George Flint, George Lewis of Geneva; and Channing Bergen of Waterloo.

From Geneva Courier 14 January 1880

Death in Canandaigua - Jacob Corson
, an old and respected citizen of Canandaigua, died in that village on Friday.  He was 77 years of age, and leaves a widow, three daughters and one son, Oscar H., who is a resident of Chicago.  One of the daughters has been housekeeper at the Brackett House in Rochester for some time, and deceased was an old friend of Mr. William Hildreth.  The funeral took place on Monday morning at 10 o'clock in Canandaigua.

From Ontario County Chronicle 23 December 1903

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - W. Corson
died at his home on Main street last evening of heart disease. He is survived by his wife. Deceased was prominent in the affairs of the community.

From Geneva Gazette 21 April 1871

ANOTHER OLD SETTLER GONE - Sudden Death of Wm. Cortleyou, Esq. -
Our community was shocked to hear on Wednesday morning last of the death of Wm. Cortleyou, Esq., one of our oldest as he was one of our most highly esteemed citizens.  His taking off was singularly sudden and unexpected.  The afternoon previous he walked our streets in seeming health and strength.  No change, no symptom of the approach of the dark messenger were manifest on retiring at night to his couch. About midnight his wife was awakened and alarmed by his heavy breathing.  She aroused him, inquiring what was the matter. He replied, saying that he could not turn over, could not even stir.  A physician was speedily summoned, but his skill was of no avail.  Mr. C. without further utterance sank into an unconscious state, and in about twenty minutes thereafter breathed his last.

Mr. Cortleyou was in the 78th year of his age, and had resided in Geneva more than fifty years.  It is a long time since he was in active business, possessing such a competence that he was enabled to live at ease.  He was ever a welcome guest in social circles, well-read and well-informed, having a good memory, was firm in his convictions, and ever ready with sound argument to defend his positions.  His democratic friends would often have been glad to place him in official station, but no persuasion could induce him to accept.  To the world he lived a blameless life before God and man, though not, we believe, in communion with any church.

The only immediate relative who survives him is his suddenly bereaved wife, who has the heartfelt sympathy of our whole community in her great affliction.  The funeral of Mr. Cortleyou will take place at the First Presbyterian Church tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at half-past 2 o'clock.

From Geneva Courier 30 May 1877

Mrs. Cortelyou, widow of William
Cortelyou, died at her home in Geneva on Monday. She was an old resident of this place, and very much respected and loved. She was related to several of our prominent families. Mr. Charles Kipp, and Hon. D. B. Backenstose are nephews of Mrs. Cortelyou. Her brother, Mr. Freshour, residing on Tillman street, is very sick and recovery is a matter of doubt.

From Ontario County Journal 19 October 1917

Naples, N. Y. - 
Early Monday morning occurred the death of Clarence E. Corwin at the home of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Martha Knapp. Mr. Corwin was the only child of Elbert and Henrietta Corwin, of Greenport, L. I., and was born in that village in December, 1876. He was a graduate of Greenport High school and of Cornell university and held a fine position in the cash room of the treasury at Washington until last May, when ill health compelled him to give it up. Since coming to Naples in June, Mr. Corwin had failed very rapidly. His parents were here with him through September. Mr. Corwin was married to Miss May Knapp of Naples, who survives, together with their two little children, Elbert and Martha. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, with Rev. J. H. France in charge. Burial was made in Rose Ridge.

From Ontario Repository & Messenger 7 October 1897

Port Gibson, Oct. 6 -
The funeral of Mrs. Emily Corwin, aged 79, was conducted by Rev. Brayton, of Clifton Springs, Sunday afternoon, at Mrs. J. Blossom's, daughter of the deceased. The burial was at Gypsum.

From Geneva Daily Times 19 February 1942

Mrs. Eva H. Corwin, widow of William S. Corwin, died yesterday after a short illness at her home, 23 Dorchester avenue of Geneva. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Pernina Rohner and Miss Gertrude Corwin of Geneva; one grandson,
Floyd Rohner, also of Geneva; two sisters, Mrs. J. B. Quick of Marshall, Tex., and Mrs. May Quick, Waverly, N. Y. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock from the Corwin Funeral Home, with the Rev. L. B. Wadsworth of the First Baptist church officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 21 February 1890

The death of Mrs. Mary L. Corwin, wife of Sheriff Irving Corwin, which occurred at the Sheriff's residence in this village Monday after only a short illness, draws out the deepest sympathy of all the citizens of Ontario county. During her brief residence here, she had won her way to the hearts of many friends who will join with the bereaved family in mourning her loss. The funeral services were held yesterday at Phelps from the M. E. Church of which the deceased had been a consistent member for many years. Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter, aged seventeen, to mourn her untimely death.

From Geneva Daily Times 17 June 1907

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Melintha Clara Corwin occurred on Saturday at her home near this village. Mrs. Corwin was 54 years old. She was born in Marcellus, N. Y. Burial will be made in Geneva.

From Geneva Daily Times 13 July 1897

Edwin R. Cory
died at an early hour this morning, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Clough, who reside in the block above the Crescent laundry. The deceased was 59 years of age. Death was due to a complication of diseases. The deceased had been blind ever since he was 3 months old. Three years ago his mother died, and since then he has been without relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Clough have been very kind to the old gentleman and have taken care of him since his mother's death.

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