"Co" to "Com" Obituaries
From Shortsville Enterprise 24 September 1914
The remains of Mrs. Dorman Coates, a former Shortsville
resident, were brought to this place from Rochester on Wednesday and
interred in Brookside Cemetery. Mrs. Coates died in Rochester on Monday
morning, aged 47 years. Caner of the liver was the cause of death. She
was a native of Palmyra. Rev. D. H. Mackenzie had charge of the service
at the graveside. She leaves her husband, four sons, four daughters,
her mother, two sisters and one brother.
From Ontario County Journal 18 August 1911
The death of Irving W. Coates, a prominent farmer and writer
of Indian lore, occurred at his home in Hopewell on Tuesday, aged 75
years. The deceased suffered a shock last winter and had been
practically helpless ever since. He was born in the town of Manchester
and was a son of James Thomas Jefferson and Minerva Whitney Coates. He
was twice married, first to Miss Josephine Short, and after her death
to Mrs. Irene King Hoes, both of Manchester. Besides his wife, there
survives one son, Herman F. Coates of Hopewell; one brother, James F.
Coates of Battle Creek, Mich.; and three nephews in the west. The
funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment
will be at Hopewell.
From Clifton Springs Press October 1890
Died, in Clifton Springs, on Friday, Oct. 31st, Mrs. Minerva Coates, widow
of the late T. J. Coates, aged 85 years. The funeral was held at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. O. H. Persons, on Monday forenoon, the Rev.
D. V. Benham officiating.
From Clifton Springs Press 11 February 1926
Susan E. Coates, 34, wife of Thomas Coates, died at Oak Mount
Sanatorium, East Bloomfield, on Friday. She leaves her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. D. VanHorn of Wolcott; three children, Harold, Wanda and
Natalie; a brother, L. VanHorn. The funeral was held from the family
home in Hibbard avenue at 2:30 o'clock on Monday afternoon, Rev.
Frederick Maunder of the Methodist church, officiating. Because of road
conditions, the body was placed in the vault, later to be interred in
the Pioneer Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 26 July 1889
T. Jefferson Coates, of Hopewell, died on Monday evening in the
eighty-sixth year of his age. Mr. Coates has been a great sufferer for
12 years. He was born in Rensselaer county, on April 1, 1814, and was
one of the pioneers of Genesee county. In 1817 he moved to the town of
Manchester, where he resided until 1850, when he moved to the home
where he died. He has held several civil and military positions, and by
his honorable career as a business man and his upright life has won the
esteem of all who knew him. His wife, 84 years of age, two sons and one
daughter survive him.
From (unknown) newspaper 7 April 1921
Wesley F. Coates died at his home near this village on Sunday. Mr.
Coates was born at Manchester on July 14, 1829. He was graduated from
Williams College in 1855. In 1856 he entered the law office of Davis
& Walker in Owego, Tioga county, and read law for three years. He
prepared for examination for admission to the bar, but was smitten with
typhoid fever and taken to his home. Mr. Coates' ancestors were of
English and Scotch descent and came to this section from Rensselaer
county. Mr. Coates married Aseneth L. Campbell of Palmyra in 1877. She
preceded him to the better land. Six children survive; a son, Allen W.
Coates; and the following daughters, Lillian M. Coates of Manchester,
Mrs. Edward A. Parmele and Mrs. Gertrude L. Phillips of Canandaigua,
Mrs. M. B. Grubb of Geneva and Mrs. Roy W. Wheeler of Rochester; also
seven grandchildren. The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon at the
home of the deceased, two miles northeast of Manchester, and interment
was made in Sunnyside cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 1 January 1909
Mrs. Wesley F. Coates, a well-known and highly respected resident
of the town of Manchester, died at her home, five miles northeast of
Manchester on Friday morning, December 18th. The funeral was held on
Sunday, Rev. J. Scott Ebersole, pastor of the Canandaigua Baptist
church, officiating. The interment was in Sunnyside Cemetery. Mrs.
Coates was fifty years of age and had been an invalid for a number of
years. Her physician, Dr. L. H. Smith of Palmyra pronounced death to be
due to acute inflammation of the bile duct and a giving out of the
heart. These complications were doubtless caused by her long years of
invalidism, during which time she manifested a beautiful Christian
character, bearing her sufferings with great patience and fortitude.
She was formerly Miss Asenath Campbell of Palmyra, where she passed her
youth and has a great many friends who will grieve to learn of her
death. She also leaves many friends in Canandaigua and vicinity. She is
survived by her husband, Wesley F. Coates, one son, Allen W. Coates, of
Manchester; five daughters, Mrs. E. G. Parmele, Mrs. S. E. Phillips,
and Mrs. Roy W. Wheeler, all of Canandaigua; and Misses Lillian and
Bessie Coates of Manchester.
From Ontario County Journal 22 February 1884
Shortsville, N. Y. - It was with genuine sorrow and regret that
the people of this community heard of the sudden death of Mr. Wm.
Coats, from apoplexy, on the morning of Feb. 12th. He
retired Monday evening, complaining slightly of not feeling very well,
otherwise in his usual health. A large man, of full habit, it does not
seem surprising that he should be stricken down by a malady which seems
to grow yearly more prevalent. The solemn, impressive funeral services
were held Thursday at eleven A. M. He leaves a wife, three sons, and
two little daughters, the youngest 9 years of age. Mr. C. was the son
of a prominent minister, who for many years was Presiding Elder among
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 20 January
Died, in this village, on the 9th inst., Mrs. Cornelia P. Cobb, aged
sisters, Mrs. W. W. Gorham of
this place, and Mrs. Peter Townsend, of New York City, were the
daughters of Jasper Parrish, one of the earliest settlers of
Canandaigua, with whose remarkable history all our citizens are
familiar. The loss of her husband in 1841, by a terrible accident on
Lake Erie, was soon followed by loss of health; and for many years her
life has been a rare example of God's dealing with those "whom he
loveth", and of the grace which can sustain the spirit and make it
triumph over the acutest bodily sufferings.
From Ontario County Journal 28 July 1911
At Port Gibson on Tuesday occurred the death of Mrs. Mary E. Cobb, wife of Cullen Cobb. She was 67 years of age. Mrs. Charles Aldrich, of this village, is a daughter of the deceased.
From Geneva Gazette 23 July 1880
Cobb, an old and respected citizen of Phelps, died last Saturday
of paralysis, three strokes affecting him in quick succession.
From Ontario County Journal 3 December 1886
Died, in Geneva, Friday evening, November 26, of heart disease, Stewart
aged 66 years. Mr. Cobb was a well-known business man of
Geneva, having been engaged in the wood and produce business in that
village for a number of years. He was a lifelong
and intimate friend of the late Secretary Folger. The funeral was
held at Geneva last Monday at 10:30 o'clock and was very largely
attended. The remains were taken to Penn Yan for interment.
From Ontario County Journal 7 April 1911
Honeoye, N. Y. - William Cobb passed away at his home on
Monday, after a short illness, aged 81 years. He was born near his late
home and his whole life was spent in this vicinity. He married Miss
Beeman and three sons were born to them. Mrs. Cobb and one of the sons
entered the higher life some years ago. One of the sons lives in
Rochester and the other, Charles, lives on the homestead. The funeral
services were held at the home on Wednesday afternoon and the burial
was in Lake View cemetery. Mr. Cobb was a good citizen and greatly
beloved by all who knew him. The world is better for his having lived
From Ontario County Journal 29 March 1889
Richmond, N. Y. - Mrs. Wm. Cobb was buried in Lake View
Cemetery, Honeoye, last Sunday, the 24th inst. The funeral services
were held in the Congregational church, Rev. S. M. Day officiating.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 20 March 1915
Clifton Springs, March 19 - The death of Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Coburn, aged
62 years, occurred on Thursday night, in the home of her daughter, Mrs.
George Estey, in Pleasant Street. Mrs. Coburn was a native of New York
City, having spent her early life there. The funeral will be held on
Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the home of her daughter, and
will be conducted by Rev. H. B. Reddick, pastor of the M. E. Church.
The remains will be buried in the family lot in what is known as Sand
Hill Cemetery, southwest of this village.
From Ontario County Journal 16 December 1892
Honeoye, N. Y. - Sanford Coburn died Sunday afternoon last, aged
75 years. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Mr.
Nye, of Allens Hill, officiating. The remains were interred in Lake
From Geneva Gazette 10 May 1889
William W. Coburn, of Seneca Castle, a brakeman on the
Northern Central railroad, was caught in a frog while coupling cars at
Newark on Saturday, and so seriously injured that he died the same
evening. The deceased leaves a mother and two brothers, who
reside at Seneca Castle. He carried an insurance on his life in
the railroad relief fund of $500. He was 22 years of age.
From Ontario County Journal 29 September 1893
Honeoye, N. Y. - Mrs. Bridget Cochran, the wife of James Cochran,
for many years a tenant on the John G. Briggs farm at the head of the
lake, died after a lingering illness on Wednesday, Sept. 20, aged 67
From Ontario County Journal 29 November 1907
Bristol Center, N. Y. - James Cochrane, one of Bristol's most
respected citizens, died on Nov. 20, at his home in the west part of
the town, aged 83 years. Mr. Cochrane came to this country from Ireland
in 1850. He married a Miss Danver and to them four children were born.
For many years he lived on the east side of Honeoye lake. About 39
years ago he bought his present home. He was a man of sound judgment
and a practical farmer and hop grower. In politics he was a Republican.
To his neighbors he was a good, kind friend. He married, after the
death of his first wife, a Mrs. William Gracey of Richmond, who
survives him. Of his four children only one, his son, John, is left and
several grandchildren. The funeral was held on Saturday at his home,
Rev. Arthur Dill officiating. The interment was made at East Bloomfield.
From Ontario County Journal 28 September 1877
Canadice, N. Y. - Mrs. Jane Cochrane departed this life yesterday
morning at the residence of her son-in-law, E. A. Stillman, aged 78
years. The deceased has been with her daughter, Mrs. Stillman,
the last two years, a part of the time enjoying very good health; and
now she is released from the afflictions of life
and admitted into the rest of the saints. She leaves two
daughters and one son beside other relatives and friends to mourn her
departure. The funeral services will be held at
the house today, after which the body will be taken to Rochester for
From Victor Herald 16 February 1900
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Last Saturday night occurred the death of
Joseph Cockerill, at the age of 71 years. He was ill for a long
time and a great sufferer. Funeral services were held at his late home
Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. L. A. Stevens officiating. He leaves his
and one daughter, Mrs. Webb, to survive him. Mr. Cockerill was very
thought of by all who knew him, a good neighbor and a reliable man in
From Ontario County Journal 16 February 1900
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Joseph Cockerill, a respected
resident of this place, died at his home about two miles north of this
village on Saturday afternoon, at the age of 71 years. Mr. Cockerill
was born in Warwickshire, England, and at the age of 21 years he was
considered one of the best athletes in that country. In 1875 he removed
with his family to this country and settled on the place known as the
Steele farm, and lived there until the time of his death. He leaves,
besides a widow, one daughter, Mrs. William Webb, and nine
grandchildren. The funeral was held from his late home on Tuesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. L. A. Stevens officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 18 April 1902
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Mary Cockrell occurred
at her home, east of the station, on Wednesday morning. The deceased
was the widow of Joseph Cockrell, and came here from England. She had
been ill for some time and had been cared for by her only daughter,
Mrs. William Webb. The funeral will be held from the home this
afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. H. B. Mason, pastor of the church of which
Mrs. Cockrell had long been a devoted member, will officiate.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 January 1935
The funeral of Joseph Cocola, Sr., who died yesterday will
be held tomorrow morning at 8:30 o'clock from the home of his daughter,
Mrs. Vincenza Sarratori, 53 Angelo street, and 9 o'clock at St. Francis
de Sales church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Victor Herald 9 August 1901
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Burton Codding of West Bloomfield, but
well-known by many of our residents here died Tuesday noon, at the age
of 34 years. He had been ill since spring. He was a lifelong resident
of the Bloomfields, being born in what is now West Bloomfield, where
the family then resided. He was well-known and there was a large
attendance at the funeral.
From Ontario County Journal 31 March 1893
Died at her home in Bristol Center, March 18, 1893, Mrs. H. M.
Codding, aged 53 years and 9 months. She leaves a husband and three
daughters and one son to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate wife
and mother. She was the
daughter of Isaiah and Rachel Case and the youngest of the family of
ten children, the oldest having died in infancy and the remaining eight
brothers and sisters are still living. She was a sister of Mrs. B. H.
Case of Chetopa, Kansas, Jonathan J. Case, of Armada, Mich., Mrs. John
Gregg, Mrs. C. J. Canfield, Watson W. Case, and Isaiah I. Case, of
Canandaigua. During many years of suffering she was greatly sustained
from above as will best be shown by an extract from a letter written by
herself to other members of the "shut-in" Society, and published in
their little paper, The Open Window, in November, 1892: "Eight years
ago I was told by my physician that my disease was
incurable. Soon after the dear Lord, who had kept me all the way
through, and led me to take him for my physician as well as Savior, to
do and suffer his sweet will. One of the precious lessons I have
learned of Jesus since He has called me aside is that our Heavenly
Father will not let anything reach His children that is not for their
highest good. However dark it may look to us, it is all clear to him.
He showers down His blessings without number, but trials and
afflictions are weighed with exactness and not one bit more is
permitted to come to us than is necessary for the needful work. When
passing through the most extreme suffering, I just rest trustingly in
His arms, realizing that, although He leads me through the furnace of
affliction, He is only working out for me a far more exceeding and
eternal weight of glory." The blessing it brings to trust Him wholly is
more to me than perfect
health could be. When suffering most, the precious promises are brought
so forcibly to my mind, that I find it grand to look to Jesus."
From Ontario County Journal 10 March 1899
Bristol Center, N. Y. - Henry M. Codding, a well-known and former
resident of this place, died on Sunday afternoon, at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Marcia Wicks, near Troy, after a short illness of
pneumonia , aged 61 years. The funeral was held on Wednesday, from the
Congregational church, Rev. Post officiating. Mr. Codding is survived
by three daughters, Miss Lottie of Aurora, Ill.; Mrs. Frank Wicks of
Troy; Mrs. Charles Norton of East Bloomfield; and one son, Bert Codding
of Bristol; also two sisters, Mrs. A. W. Beach of this place, and Mrs.
Albert Judevine of Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Journal 26 August 1892
Bristol Center, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Mary P. Codding occurred
was held from the
Congregational church Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Badgley
officiating. Mrs. Codding had been feeble for a long time, and for
months had been helpless. She was 83 years old, having spent nearly all
of her life in this town. She leaves one son, Henry M., and two
daughters, Mrs. Arnold Beach, of this place, and Mrs. Albert Jeudevine
From Ontario County Journal 14 January 1910
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Myron Codding, a highly esteemed citizen
of Bloomfield, died of cancer of the stomach, at his home south of this
village, on Monday evening. Mr. Codding has been quite ill since
Christmas. He was over 70 years old and has been for many years a
resident of this town. He is survived by his wife and three children,
William of Dakota, and Moses and Mrs. Edith Dillon, of this place. The
funeral was held yesterday, the services being conducted by Rev.
Babbitt of Baptist Hill.
From Victor Herald 25 September 1903
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - M. H. Codding and family received news
Friday of the death of Sarah, wife of their son, Moses F. H. Codding,
at her home in Buffalo Thursday night, September 17th. Mrs. Codding
left that night for Buffalo, returning the next night, with her son and
the remains, also the young babe, who will be tenderly cared for by
Mrs. Codding. Moses Codding, who has always lived in this town until
last winter, has the sympathy of many friends in his sorrow. Funeral
services were held from the home of Myron Codding Monday at two
o'clock, Rev. W. D. Robinson officiating. Burial at Evergreen cemetery,
From Ontario County Journal 14 January 1887
Bristol Centre, N. Y. - Deacon Stephen A. Codding died on Dec.
29th, at half past seven o'clock, and was buried on Sunday, Jan. 2d, in
the cemetery at Bristol Centre. The funeral services
were conducted by Rev. Mr. Wheelock at the Congregational church. Mr.
Codding was born in Bristol in 1805, and had always been
a resident of the town, excepting four years spent in the town of
Bloomfield and eighteen months in Illinois. He was Supervisor of
the town of Bristol for four years, and was generally respected for
his good qualities.
From Ontario County Times 5 January 1887
Bristol Centre, N. Y. - Died at his home in Bristol Centre,
Wednesday evening, December 29th, Stephen A. Codding, aged 83
years. Mr. Codding has been a great sufferer for some time, but we did
not realize his end was so near. He leaves an aged wife, two daughters,
one Mrs. A. W. Beach, and the other, Mrs. Albert Jeudevine of
Canandaigua; and one son, Henry Codding of Bristol; and a large number
of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. The last sad rites were
held on Sunday at the Congregational church, of which church he had
long been a member. The house was filled with relatives and friends,
many from adjoining towns. The services were conducted by the Rev. Mr.
Wheelock, pastor of the church, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Byrom of the
M. E. church, and were most solemn and impressive. Mr. Wheelock spoke
words of comfort from the text, "Set thine house in order, " found in
second Kings, 20th chapter, the last part of the first verse. The death
of Mr. Codding has cast a gloom over many hearts, as he was loved and
respected by all who knew him. To his many friends he was one of
earth's noble ones. The family have the sympathy of these many friends
in their bereavement.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 January 1898
Mrs. Bella W. Codey died on Monday at the home of her sister, Mrs.
James Squires, in Seneca, aged 65 years. The funeral will take place
from the house at 11 o'clock Thursday morning, the 6th inst., at which
Rev. A. B. Temple will officiate. Interment will be made in No. 9
cemetery, town of Seneca.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 September 1905
Charles A. Codington, forty-two years of age,
died last evening at 6:30 o'clock at his home, No. 13 Burrall Avenue,
from consumption after a two years' illness. He was born in this city
where he resided throughout his life. For a number of years he was a
conductor on the Lehigh Valley. He was a member of the North
Presbyterian church and the Scoon Bible class. He was active in
fraternal circles and at one time was president of Geneva Legion, No.
13, N. P. L. He was also a member of Old Castle Lodge, No. 299 I. O. O.
F. and White Springs Lodge No. 132, A. O. U. W. He is survived by his
widow and two daughters, Miss Minnie and Carrie Codington, both of
Geneva. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock
from the house and at 3 o'clock from the North Presbyterian church.
Rev. N. B. Remick, D. D., will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood
From Geneva Gazette 8 October 1875
The death of Chas. T. Codington is announced this week.
He was a native of Geneva, and oldest son of the late Samuel O.
Codington of Castle street. Charley was a companion of our
boyhood days, frank, open and honest. He had but
one enemy and of that we refrain from speaking now that
he has passed away. We are reminded by his
death that the circle of middle-aged citizens "to the manner born" is
rapidly contracting -- a few more years and none will be left
to rehearse early remembrances of our dear old home.
From Geneva Daily Times
5 April 1904
Mrs. Frances J. Codington,
wife of Superintendent Charles S. Codington, of
the Cayuga and Seneca canal, died at 2:30 o'clock this morning
at her home, No. 134 William street, aged fifty-two years. The cause of
death is attributed to heart failure, although the deceased has not
been well since she had typhoid fever a year ago. She was
born in this city February 29, 1852, being the only daughter of the
late William Combs. Mr. Codington was a member of First Methodist
church and for years was an active worker in the various societies
of the church. Besides her husband, the deceased is survived by
one daughter, Miss Laura S. Codington, and one son, Charles R.
Codington, both of this city. The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock
Thursday afternoon from the house. Burial will be in Glenwood.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 January 1904
George W. Codington, whose funeral took place at 3 o'clock this
afternoon from his late home, 65 John street, was for many years
connected with the boat-building industry of this city. He was born in
this city seventy-eight years ago. He lived here until the
early fifties, when he moved to New York. In 1870, he returned to
rebuild the fleet of four craft, then on Seneca lake. This
work was in progress nearly three years. Since that time he
had been connected with a number of minor boatbuilding enterprises. The
deceased is survived by one sister, Mrs. Carl Soper, of Brooklyn, and
three daughters, Mrs. A. G. Chamberlain of
Syracuse, Mrs. R. Loveland of Buffalo, and Miss Isabella Codington of
this city; also one son, Charles S. Codington, superintendent of the
Seneca and Cayuga canal.
From Geneva Advertiser 26 January 1904
citizen has passed away, George G. Codington of John street,
born in Geneva in 1826, and consequently was past 77 years of age. His
birthplace was the brick house
that used to stand on the Castle street hill, opposite the Ruckel farm,
now all owned by the Maxwell Brothers. His father
was Samuel Codington, a contracting carpenter, who owned a sawmill and
large carpenter shop there. He had a large family
of children, of whom all the sons became carpenters and contractors,
except the youngest, Edward, or "Wig", as he was known in youth. We
think there were six sons and two daughters, and
we know of but one surviving, Mrs. Carolyn Soper of Greater New
York. George, we believe, was the third son. There was quite a
colony of boys on Castle street in the early '40's but they are all
dead or moved away except one, but it is so all over town, and it
is to be expected. No streets in Geneva show greater changes than
do Castle and Main streets. For example, the family of Mr. Phineas
Prouty, from the elder down to the younger was a large and influential
one, now reduced to four residing here, Mr. and Mrs. Chew, T. H. Chew
and Mrs. Coxe -- not one bearing the Prouty name remaining here.
From Geneva Gazette 14 January 1898
The death of Mrs. Wm. H. Cody is announced, occurring at
the home of her sister, Mrs. James Squires in Seneca January 3rd. She
was the daughter of Robert Black, an old time farmer of the Millspaugh
district, and an aunt on the mother's side of the numerous Schell boys
-- Robert, Richard, Albert and John. Mrs. Cody leaves no children
and was about 67 years old.
From Phelps Citizen 28 December 1922
Mrs. Adaline Abby Titus Coe, widow of John S. Coe, died at her home
in Canandaigua on Tuesday morning, December 26, at the age of 72 years.
Mrs. Coe was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Titus, and was born
and reared in Phelps, where she lived until her marriage to Mr. Coe in
1869. She leaves one grandson, Frederick C. McClellan of Canandaigua.
From Geneva Gazette 31 March 1899
Mr. Charles Coe died at his residence, 44 Elmwood Avenue, last
Wednesday, 29th inst., aged about 77 years. He was born on a farm
a few miles south of this city and always resided near or in Geneva.
W. N. Coe is his nephew and W. W. Coe his grand nephew. The
deceased enjoyed an extensive acquaintance and was highly esteemed by
all. Funeral tomorrow (Saturday) at the house; interment at
From Ontario County Journal 14 September 1906
Captain John S. Coe, one of Canandaigua's best known citizens, died
at his home on Main street north at 3:30 yesterday morning. He had been
in feeble health for some months, and had been confined to his bed
about three weeks. A general breaking down accompanied by several
strokes of paralysis caused death. In the death of John S. Coe,
Canandaigua and Ontario County lose one of their best known citizens.
He was a patriotic, loyal, aggressive and wide-awake man, taking an
active and intelligent part in the affairs of the community. Mr. Coe
was born in Verona, Oneida county, on April 7, 1834, and was always
proud of his English parentage. When a child, his parents removed to
Galen, Wayne county, where his father died and the young man was thrown
upon his own resources. He drifted to Phelps and, determined to get an
education, found opportunity to attend the Phelps Union Union and
Classical school. This preparatory training was followed by a course in
the Genesee Wesleyan seminary at Lima, and subsequent graduation from
Union college, Schenectady, and the Albany Law School. Following his
school work, he taught several terms, holding the position of principal
of the Clyde High school and the Phelps Union and Classical School.
When the civil war broke out, Mr. Coe's intense patriotism led him to
organize and command as captain, Company B, 111th N. Y. Volunteers.
Following the war, Mr. Coe came to this village and began the study of
Law in the office of Lapham & Adams. Since his admission to the
bar, a few years later, he had continuously practiced law in this
village. In 1868, Mr. Coe married Miss Addie A. Titus, of Phelps, who,
with one daughter, Mrs. F. E. McClellan, survives. In politics Mr. Coe
was a staunch Republican, and was perhaps one of the best informed men
in the community, on national and international politics. He served
several terms as justice of the peace, was for years recorder for the
A. O. U. W., was a prominent member of the Masonic lodge and the Grand
Army post. Mr. Coe was thoroughly devoted to the business and was noted
for his energy and perseverance.
The funeral services will be held at the residence at 2 o'clock
tomorrow afternoon, and will be conducted by Rev. Frank P. Harrington,
of St. John's church. Members of the Grand Army post and Masonic lodge
have been invited to attend in a body. The burial will be in Woodlawn.
Advertiser 10 November 1903
William W. Coe
died at his home near Earls Nov. 5th, aged 79 years. He was pretty
well-known about here as a horseman. His widow and three sons survive,
W. Nelson Coe of this city, Frank of Benton, and Charles C., now of
From Ontario County Journal 17 December 1915
The death of William Warner Coe, for many years in the
insurance business, occurred at his home on Chapin street, on Tuesday
night, after a long illness of paralysis. Deceased was born in Clyde,
January 28, 1841. He was educated at the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary at
Lima. He had resided in Canandaigua for 45 years. On Nov. 1, 1869, he
married Miss Caroline Sheldon in Phelps, who with a daughter, Mrs. J.
K. Rush, of Syracuse; and a son, Charles A. Coe, of Canandaigua,
survive. There also survive two sisters, Mrs. Maria Brown of Clyde, and
Mrs. Phoebe Shepard of Lyons. Rev. Charles M. Eddy will officiate at
the funeral services this morning at 9 o'clock. The Knights of the
Maccabees will attend the services in a body. Interment will be at
From Ontario County Journal 28 July 1899
Phelps, N. Y. - The remains of C. Howard Coflin, who was
killed by the cars at Rochester last Monday morning, were brought to
this place on Tuesday afternoon. The funeral services were held on
Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the residence of his grandmother,
Mrs. Mary Goo, on Ontario street. The interment was made in the Phelps
cemetery. The deceased formerly resided in this place and married Miss
Gertrude Hiller, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hiller. He
is survived by a wife and three small children, one son and two
daughters. He was 38 years of age at the time of his death, and had
been employed on the Central road for quite a number of years.
From Naples Record 8 February 1873
Mr. Patrick Cogly died Saturday morning, 1st inst, of diphtheria.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 June 1905
Seth Colby, aged 79 years, died yesterday at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Vet Berhamus, of Hopewell. Besides his daughter, the
deceased is survived by two sons, Sherman Colby of Wayne county, and H.
B. Colby of Rochester. The funeral will take place at 11 o'clock
tomorrow morning from the house, Rev. A. L. Densmore of the Methodist
Episcopal church of Hopewell officiating.
From Victor Herald 25 February 1893
Manchester, N. Y. - Mrs. Agnes Cole, wife of Frank
Cole, died at her home on Main street, in this village, on Friday
night of last week. Her husband returned from Chicago a few moments
after her death, she was seriously ill only five days. She leaves
her husband, three children, the youngest about seven months old. Much
sympathy is expressed for the grief-stricken husband and his motherless
children. The funeral was held at the Methodist church Tuesday morning
at 11 o'clock.
From Ontario County Journal 5 May 1911
Rushville, N. Y. - On Sunday afternoon, at the Foster homestead, occurred the death of Mrs. Caroline Cole. The
deceased was born near this village March 15, 1847, and was united in
marriage to George W. Cole on June 6, 1867. She was the only daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Alanson Foster and is survived, besides her husband, by
two daughters, Mrs. Frank Reynolds of this village, and Mrs. Chester
Olmstead of East Bloomfield; also by four brothers, Emmett Foster of
Rushville, Frank of Middlesex, Arthur of Canandaigua, and Charles of
South Dakota. She possessed a noble character and will be greatly
missed. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon at the home, Rev.
Harsey King officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 22 January 1909
Bristol Center, N. Y. - Mrs. Clarissa Payne Cole, wife of Jacob
Cole, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Brandow, at West
Hill, on Friday, after a long period of failing health. She was 75
years of age and was born in the town of Manchester, the daughter of
Elisha Payne. The family home had been at Shortsville until recently
when Mr. and Mrs. Cole came to reside with their daughter. The remains
were taken to Shortsville where the funeral was held from the Methodist
church on Tuesday afternoon. The interment was made in Brookside
Cemetery in that place.
From Neapolitan Record 15 April 1880
Yesterday Daniel Cole of Hunts Hollow died of typhoid
fever. His decease was unexpected to the villagers here where he was
well-known and respected. His age was 60 years. The funeral services
were held at 2 p.m. today, and before this issue reaches the public his
remains will have been buried in the Hunts Hollow Cemetery, Rev. C. G.
From Ontario County Journal 5 February 1892
Rushville, N. Y. - On Sunday afternoon, Mrs. Hanna Cole died
Monday morning her brother, George
W. Cole, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Charles
The funerals of both were held at the Methodist church on Wednesday
Mr. Cole was 78 years old. He was well-known in both counties, having
most of his life in Gorham. He leaves two sons in that town, Merritt
George W. Cole.
From Shortsville Enterprise 14 October 1915
We learn of the death of Jacob Cole, a former resident of
this village, which occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert
Brandow, at Bristol last week Wednesday night. He has been confined to
his bed for a bout a year. Death was due to a general breaking down of
the system, due to old age. His remains were interred in Brookside
Cemetery in this place on Saturday.
From Phelps Citizen 30 November 1877
The funeral of Mr. James M. Cole, whose death occurred Monday
evening, took place Wednesday afternoon, at his late residence. By a
post-mortem examination, the death of J. M. Cole was found to have been
occasioned by a cancer at the pyloric orifice of the stomach.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 April 1904
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Jane Cole, widow of the late N. K. Cole,
died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lester Short, of Buffalo, Monday
afternoon. She had been suffering from a severe attack of pneumonia,
but the immediate cause of death was heart disease. Mrs. Cole, who had
been a life-long resident of Manchester, was born July 29, 1832, her
maiden name being Jane Allen. In 1853 she became the
wife of N. K. Cole, who was one of Manchester's most prominent
citizens. She is survived by two brothers, Henry of Canandaigua, and
of Michigan; one sister, Mrs. Wheeler of Michigan, three sons and
three daughters, Frank of Manchester; Clarence of Chicago; Louis of
Chicago; Mrs. Walter H. Knapp of Canandaigua, Mrs. John R. Willson of
Hopewell; Mrs. Lester E. Short of Buffalo. The funeral was held in
Manchester at one o'clock this afternoon, conducted by Rev. Charles
Eddy. Burial was in Brookside cemetery, Shortsville.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 November 1906
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of John D. Cole, for many
years a blacksmith and iron worker of this place, occurred at
his home on North Wayne street, Friday. He had been ill for several
weeks with a cancer of the stomach. Mr. Cole was born in New Jersey
seventy-seven years ago, and came here at an early age. For nearly
seventy years he lived here with the exception of a few brief periods.
He was twice married, his first wife dying several years ago. His
second wife survives, also two
sisters, Mrs. Bunnell of Phelps, and Mrs. Sarah George of Cedar Rapids,
Mich. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon.
Lawrence A Cole was one of 9 children of Henry T COLE and Ida May
BELLIS. Lawrence was a descendant of COLES who lived in GORHAM for 20
decades. My 4th gr-grandparents, John and Hannah COLE of Gorham, buried
1817 and 1816 in Baldwin Corners Cemetery, Gorham, NY were his 3rd
gr-grandparents. I'm searching for other descendants and more info on
this family. Please contact me, Mary K. Ward, at email:
mksroots at juno.com. Following are obituaries for Lawrence
and Roberta COLE:
Obit: The Ledger [Lakeland, FL] Wed 5 Apr 2000 pg B4
"Lawrence Cole, Chauffer: Lakeland - Mr. Lawrence A Cole of
Lakeland died Monday (April 3, 2000) at Lakeland Regional Medical
Center. He was 81. Born in Gorham, N.Y. on May 18, 1918, he came to
Lakeland from Queens, N.Y. in 1989. He was a chauffeur. He was a
protestant. He is survived by his
wife, Roberta G. Cole, daughters, Roberta Gazis and Phyllis Brown, both
Lakeland; son Lawrence H. Cole, Congers, N.Y.; eight grandchildren and
great grandchildren. Services will be at 11 this morning at Lakeland
Funeral Home Chapel."
Obit: The Ledger [Lakeland, FL] 21 Nov 2002
"Roberta Cole, 85, Homemaker; Lakeland FL - Mrs. Roberta Gardner
"Bobbie" Cole of Lakeland died of pneumonia Tuesday (Nov 19, 2002)
at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She was 85. Born in Queens, N.Y.
on April 20 1917, she came to Lakeland from there in 1989. She was a
homemaker. She was a protestant. Mrs Cole was preceded in death by her
husband, Lawrence A Cole. She is survived by her daughters, Roberta
"Barbie" Gazis, Lakeland, FL; Phyllis "Cookie"
Brown, Bahama, NC, son Lawrence "Butch" Cole, Congers, NY, eight
and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon
Friday at Lakeland [FL] Funeral Home. Services will follow at noon at
the funeral home chapel."
From Ontario County Journal 8 May 1891
Nathaniel K. Cole, of Manchester, one of the most widely and
favorably known citizens of Ontario County, died at his home in that
week Thursday morning in his 69th year, of cancer of the stomach. He
an enterprising citizen, prominent in the affairs of his town, the
and the county. He served the people ably and faithfully at various
in the offices of supervisor, justice of the peace, town clerk and
He had been the candidate of the Democratic party for county clerk and
personal popularity made him an exceptionally strong candidate, but he
of election, because of the heavy Republican majority in the county. He
leaves a widow and seven children.
From Ontario County Journal 17 April 1917
Mrs. Rachel Cole, aged 74 years, died suddenly of heart failure, at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Barney Spike, Telyea street, early
Monday morning. Deceased had resided with her daughter since November,
having come from Deep Run, east lake shore. There survive her husband,
William Cole, three sons and three daughters: George Cole, of Reeds
Corners, Frank Cole of Vine Valley, Mrs. Ida Lamphier of Potter, Mrs.
Cora Speer, William Cole and Mrs. Spike of Canandaigua. Rev. Dewitt S.
Hooker officiated at the funeral services on Wednesday. Interment was
From Geneva Daily Times 6 April 1909
Rushville, N. Y. - At six o'clock Sunday morning occurred the
death of Mrs. Raichel Cole at Willard State Asylum. The
remains were brought here yesterday. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Ashel Robinson and was born January 19, 1849, at Marbletown. On January
15, 1886, she was united in marriage to D. Merritt Cole, who, with
their six children, survives. For several months Mrs. Cole has been a
great sufferer from Brights Disease which affected her mind, but was
tenderly and lovingly cared for at her home until a few weeks ago when
it became necessary to remove her to Willard Asylum. Besides her
husband, four sons, Robert of Canandaigua, Henry, Minor and Ernest, and
two daughters, Mrs. Belmont Voorhees and Miss Ethel Cole, all of this
place, also two brothers, Emmett Robinson and Lewis Robinson, and two
sisters, Mrs. Charles Johnson and Mrs. Emma Bailey of Albion, Michigan,
are left. The funeral services will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m., Rev.
Bruce Pierce of Potter officiating. Burial is in the Rushville cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 5 August 1891
Port Gibson, N. Y. - Mr. Samuel W. Cole, one of our oldest and most
highly respected citizens, died very suddenly at his home last Saturday
night. He had been about the farm all day as usual and had been to the
post-office for his mail, but at about 10 o'clock he was called away.
He leaves an invalid wife and one daughter. The funeral was held at the
house on Wednesday at 1 p.m.
From Ontario County Times 11 May 1887
Rushville, N. Y. - Died, May 1, at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
C. H. Ansley, in Potter, Mrs. Sarah A. Cole, aged 71 years,
after a long and tedious illness. The funeral services were held from
the M. E. Church in Rushville May 3d, conducted by Rev. D. M. Young.
Her remains were interred in the cemetery at this place. She leaves to
mourn her death her husband, George W. Cole, two sons, George W. Cole,
Jr., D. Merritt Cole of Gorham; and a daughter, Mrs. C. H. Ansley of
Potter; several grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives.
The hands once so busy have performed their allotted task and are now
still in death. The deceased has lived the promised time of three score
and ten years, her life has been a busy one, never idle, always doing
something to add to the pleasure or comfort of those around her,
self-denying almost to a fault. She was a member of the Baptist Church
at Reed's Corners, she having been a member of that church since she
was sixteen years of
age. She died with a bright hope of her acceptance and a strong faith
trusting in the Savior as her Mediator at the throne of God.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 14 June 1905
Naples, N. Y. - In Hunts Hollow, Wednesday, June 7, occurred the
death of Sarah Rathburn, widow of the late Daniel Cole. Deceased
survived by a brother, Henry Rathburn, a
sister, Mrs. Louisa Cleveland, a nephew, Wm. Cleveland, and a niece,
Mrs. Mary Davidson. Funeral services were held from her late home
Friday at 2 p.m., Rev. H. L. Howard officiating. Interment in Hunts
From Penn Yan Democrat 27 February 1925
Died in Gorham, February 21, 1925, Warner P. Cole, aged 89
years. He is survived by one son, John S. Cole, of the town of Potter;
two daughters, Mrs. John L. Stokoe and Mrs. Norman S. Easterbrook, of
Gorham; and six grandchildren. The funeral was held from the home at 2
p.m. Tuesday with burial in the Gorham cemetery. Mr. Cole was the son
of Wright Cole and Mary Ann Ferguson Cole, who were among the pioneers
of Ontario and Yates counties. He was born in the town of Gorham,
August 12, 1835, but about three years later his father moved on the
farm in Potter where he lived until his death and where Mr. Cole
resided until he moved to Gorham in 1904. Warner P. Cole married Jane
Southerland, December 25, 1861. She died April 17, 1915.
From Ontario County Journal 21 March 1902
Canadice, N. Y. - Mrs. William Colegrove died very suddenly
on Saturday morning, aged 23 years. Mrs. Colegrove had been married
only a year. She leaves her husband and infant son; a father, mother
and two sisters. The funeral was held from the house on Monday.
Interment was at Livonia.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 January 1909
Enrico Colella died yesterday at 10:30 at the City Hospital. The
remains were taken to the undertaking rooms of Devaney & Fletcher,
from where the funeral will take place Tuesday, the time to be
announced later. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 28 March 1888
About a month ago, Dr. A. G. Coleman, of this place, left
home for a trip to Washington, and other points south. He was
accompanied by his wife and daughters. The party started for home some
days since, coming via New York, and yesterday his friends here were
startled by a telegram from the city announcing his death. We are
informed that he died at the Sturtevant House yesterday morning of
pneumonia . The Doctor has lived in Canandaigua from early boyhood, and
was highly esteemed for his many excellent qualities of head and heart.
His health became seriously impaired several years ago, but lately he
appeared to be steadily improving, and when he started south seemed
stronger and in better spirits than usual. His early death will be the
cause of sincere sorrow to a large circle of relatives and friends. He
leaves, besides his wife, one son and two daughters. His age was not
far from fifty years. Funeral tomorrow (Thursday) at the family
residence on Gibson street, at half-past two o'clock.
From Ontario County Journal 23 March 1877
In the appropriate place in this paper is announced the death of Mrs.
Coleman, in her sixty-ninth year. Eliza R. Graham was born
in Frederick, Md., in 1808. In 1826 she became the wife of
Chester Coleman, who died in Canandaigua in 1861, at the age of 60
years. In 1850 Mrs. C. and family moved to Brooklyn to care for
her aged and infirm father, who died in 1853. Two years later the
family moved to Canandaigua, where they have since resided, respected
by all who knew them. Mrs. Coleman has borne four children, two of whom
survive her - Dr. A. G. Coleman and Mrs. Dr. J. B. Hayes, both
residents of this village. On assuming residence in Canandaigua,
Mrs. Coleman became an active and efficient member of the first
Congregational Church of this place, and her christian character and
noble example have been, through all her years of usefulness, worthy of
emulation. Possessing ample means, her benevolence was unbounded,
and no worthy object at home or abroad ever lacked the support and
encouragement of her liberal hand. Her unselfish and
unostentatious liberality detracted nothing from her affections for
home and family attractions, but rather augmented the grace and beauty
of all her domestic
relations. She has been an invalid for the past year, and
though a great sufferer, her christian character and fortitude
bore her triumphantly to the closing scenes of life.
From Ontario County Journal 20 August 1909
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Coleman, aged 63 years, died on Aug. 14
at her home on East avenue. She had been failing for a year. Her life
had been one of loving toil for her large family, and she had most
faithfully performed her duty to them and to the neighborhood,
commanding the sincere esteem of all who knew of her self-sacrificing
life. The family moved here from Wayland some 35 years ago. Her
husband, Wesley Coleman, had served in the Civil War and she had to
bear the heavier burden, he being disabled. Seven children have reached
maturity and are useful citizens. The sons are Edwin, Frank and
Theodore, the latter being a resident of Michigan. The daughters are
Miss Jennie Coleman, Miss Margaret Coleman and Mrs. William West of
Naples, and Mrs. Rose A. Carpenter of Rochester, all of whom were
present at the funeral. Her maiden name was Sick, and four brothers and
three sisters survive her. Rev. James Moss, of the Methodist church,
officiated at the funeral on Monday afternoon.
From Geneva Daily Times 9 December 1908
Myron H. Coleman died at his late residence, No. 36 Lafayette
avenue, at noon today. The deceased was born in Junius, in Seneca
county, September 28, 1833, and lived in that town until about 28 years
ago when he moved to Geneva. He is survived by his widow, one son, J.
Garth Coleman of Hoboken, N. J., and one daughter, Miss Ruth Coleman of
this city. The funeral will take place from the house Saturday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. David H. Craver, pastor of the North
Presbyterian church will officiate and burial will be in Glenwood
From Ontario County Journal 9 March 1917
The death of Jacob Coleates, a farmer residing west of the
village, occurred at his home on March 1. He leaves four sons, Angelo
and Dominic, of Hopewell, and Henry and Anthony of Gorham. Funeral was
held from St. Mary's church in Canandaigua and burial was made in
From Ontario County Journal 3 July 1903
Rushville, N. Y. - Benjamin Colf died at the home of his son,
William Colf, east of this village, on June 23, of paralysis, at the
age of 78 years, after an illness of but a few days. The funeral was
held at the home on the afternoon of June 25, Rev. D. M. VanTuyl
officiating. The interment was at Reeds Corners. Three sons and one
From Cohocton Index 19 June 1901
At 7 o'clock this morning, our neighborhood was startled by the sad news that Harlow Colegrove, a
farmer, had suddenly died at his home half a mile from the head of
Hemlock lake, at 6 o'clock from apoplexy. While at breakfast yesterday
(Sunday), he was taken with vomiting and suffered considerable pain. Dr.
Knickerbocker was called who decided he was threatened with a shock and
all measures were taken to prevent the fatal malady. Later in the day,
Dr. Skinner of Wayland was called and a council held, but death could
not be diverted. Mr. Colegrove was 76 years of age and had lived in this
town the most of his life, was an industrious and successful farmer, a
highly respected citizen and obliging neighbor and will be greatly
missed in this community. He leaves a wife, four sons, and one daughter,
Charles, Orrin, and Elmer E. of Canadice, and Jotham and Mrs. Charles
Curtis of Springwater.
From Cohocton Index June 1908
Mrs. Lydia Colegrove died at the home of her son, E. E. Colegrove,
Monday last. Funeral was held from the house Thursday. Deceased leaves
to mourn her loss one daughter, Mrs. Chas. Curtis of Springwater, four
sons, Oren of Livonia, Jonathan of Rochester, Chas. and Elmer E.,
besides a large circle of other relatives and friends.
From Ontario County Times 23 July 1890
Flint Creek, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Chester A. Collar, which
sad event occurred at her residence on the 12th inst., has brought
sadness to this community and cast a gloom over the entire
neighborhood. This estimable lady had been in poor health for several
years and was a great sufferer from nervousness with a tendency to
melancholy. Mrs. Collar was a person whom to know was to love and
respect. She was a pure-minded Christian, always ready to lend a
helping hand in time of need, always ready to work for the Master. A
devoted and faithful wife, a loving and kind mother, true friend and
neighbor, has passed away and we feel that the community as well as the
bereaved family have sustained a great loss. The funeral services were
held at the family residence on the 14th. Rev. C. W. Lane preached a
very appropriate and interesting sermon to a large congregation. The
beautiful casket which enclosed the remains was literally covered with
From Geneva Daily Times 25 June 1901
Chester A. Coller died at the family residence at Flint Creek, at
9:30 o'clock last night, aged 79 years. The deceased was at one time
prominent in two politics. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Newman
of Reed's Corners, and Mrs. Charles Leet of Flint; and by one son. The
funeral will take place from his late residence at 2:30 o'clock
Thursday afternoon. Interment will be Sand Hill Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 20 March 1914
The death of Mrs. Margaret I. Coller occurred at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. A. Nelson Fiero, early yesterday morning. Deceased
was 80 years of age on August 12, 1913. She was born in Pennsylvania
but most of her life had been spent in this vicinity. There survives
three daughters and one son, Mrs. A. Nelson Fiero of Canandaigua, Mrs.
Mary J. Clark of Geneva, Mrs. E. W. Sabin of Rochester, and Frank L.
Coller of Monta Vista, Colo.; also eight grandchildren and four
great-grandchildren. Rev. DeWitt S. Hooker will officiate at the
funeral service at the home of Mrs. Fiero tomorrow afternoon at 1:30
o'clock. Interment will be at Sand Hill Cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 1 November 1928
The death of Mrs. Cora Brulee Collett, for
many years a resident of the town of Farmington, occurred at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Warner, at Port Gibson on Saturday. Mrs.
Collett, who was 60 years of age at the time of her death, was a native
of Holland, having been born on April 12, 1868. When about 12 years old,
she came to America and located in the township of Farmington, where
she continuously resided until five years ago, then going to Port Gibson
to live with her daughter. Her husband was Hiram Collett, who died in
Farmington some years ago. The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle
Maley of Palmyra and Mrs. Henry Warner of Port Gibson; three sisters,
Mrs. Mary Deflyer of Shortsville, Mrs. Jennie Mason of Honeoye Falls and
Mrs. Margaret Eldred of
Canandaigua, and one brother, Abram Brulee of Rochester. Funeral
services were held from the Warner home in Port Gibson on Tuesday
afternoon, Rev. Leon L. Swarthout, pastor of the Manchester Baptist
church, officiating. The remains were laid at rest in Brookside
From Geneva Daily Times 3 December 1903
Shortsville, N. Y. - The funeral of Richard Collett, who
for over fifty years was a resident of Farmington, was
held at this home in this place yesterday afternoon. The interment was
at the South Farmington cemetery. Mr. Collett was eighty-two years of
age and is survived by a wife, one daughter and four sons.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 April 1910
Shortsville, N. Y. - At 6 o'clock yesterday morning occurred
the death of Mrs. Sarah Randall Collett, an aged resident of
the Town of Farmington, at her home, northwest of this village. Death
was due to Bright's disease. Mrs. Collett came to this country in a
party of 25 from England in 1851, and made her home in Farmington. In
1854 she was married to Richard Collett. She leaves three sons, Fred
Collett, Hiram Collett and Sidney Collett, all of Farmington; one
daughter, Mrs. Lettie Whittaker of Farmington; one brother, James
Randall, and one sister, Mrs. Anna Moore, both of Farmington; also nine
grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
From Victor Herald November 1921
The sudden death of Mrs. Adelaide Gardner Collins, wife
of H. H. Collins of Mertensia, at Hahnemann Hospital in Rochester on
Saturday afternoon, November 5th, was a shock to this community and
brought sorrow to many hearts. Mrs. Collins passed away following an
operation upon her throat. Adelaide Gardner was born in Farmington, 58
years ago, the daughter of William and Martha Cooper Gardner. During her
entire life, her home was in the township of Farmington. Besides her
husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Hulbert, and a
granddaughter, Madeline Hulbert. Mrs. Collins was an active member of
St. Paul's Universalist Church and of the Unity Club. She was a woman of
lovable character and was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends.
Funeral services were held at the at the family home in Mertensia at
2:30 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. J. L. Everton, pastor of St.
Paul's church, officiating. Interment was made in Boughton Hill
From Ontario County Journal 11 January 1918
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral of Cholett Collins, whose
death occurred on Sunday, was held on Wednesday afternoon from his late
home. Mr. Collins was 91 years old and had been a lifelong resident of
this town. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, who reside in
From Victor Herald 10 January 1918
Cholett Collins died at his residence between Holcomb and Victor,
Monday, January 7th, 1918. Mr. Collins has been supervisor of the town
of East Bloomfield and was for many years prominent among the sheep
breeders of Western New York. He was past 87 years of age. Mr. Collins
is survived by his widow and two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Markham of
Chicago and Mrs. Mary Sprague of Claremont, W. Va. The funeral was held
at the home yesterday, with burial in Rice cemetery.
From Victor Herald 21 December 1895
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Daniel Collins, a former well-known
resident of Victor, was buried in the Rice Cemetery last Sunday
afternoon. The funeral was held from the residence of Thadeus Wheeler,
near Canandaigua, on the State road.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 December 1908
Dennis Collins, aged 50 years, died at his residence, 276
Washington street, last night at 9:30 o'clock. Bright's disease was the
cause of death. He is survived by his widow, seven sons, John, Edward,
James, Wilford, Francis, George, and Howard Collins; four daughters,
Mary, Jessie, Catherine and Ella Collins, and one brother, Jeremiah
Collins of LeRoy. The funeral will take place Monday morning at 8:30
o'clock from the house and at 9 o'clock from St. Stephen's church.
Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 23 April 1884
Edward Collins, a laborer living on Bristol street in this
village, met with a fatal accident on Thursday afternoon. He had been
working during the day at Mr. Sherman Kingsbury's grocery store, and
had gone on to the roof to attend to a chimney that was not working
properly. In his efforts to clear the flue of obstruction, he slipped
or lost his balance, and fell off the roof to the ground, a distance of
thirty-eight feet. He was so badly hurt as to be wholly unable to help
himself, but his groans soon attracted attention, and he was conveyed
to his home and surgical aid called. It was found that one of his legs
was broken, also a shoulder blade, and that he had suffered serious
internal injuries. He lingered until about 12 o'clock the same night
when death ended his suffering. Mr. Collins was a man about sixty-five
years of age, of industrious habits, and he leaves a wife and two
From Ontario County Chronicle 22 April 1903
The death of George Collins, one of the best known farmers
of Ontario county, occurred on Friday at his home at Hathaway Corners,
in the town of Farmington, aged 70 years. Mr. Collins had been confined
to his home for several months. Mr. Collins had spent nearly the entire
seventy years of his life here and was well-known throughout the
county, having been actively engaged in the auctioneering business for
many years. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. George
Loomis, who resides at the homestead there and two sons, P. H. of
Horseheads, and Guy, of Washington, D. C. The funeral was largely
attended Sunday afternoon.
From Ontario County Journal 23 April 1897
Victor, N. Y. - George S. Collins died at his home in the
western part of this village on Monday, aged 76 years. He leaves a
wife, two daughters, two sons and a sister. The funeral was held at the
house on Wednesday afternoon.
From Victor Herald 11 August 1894
One of the best-known residents of this part of the state, Guy
Collins, died at the home of his son, Cholett Collins, in the town
of Bloomfield, Friday morning. Mr. Collins was born in the town of
Bloomfield, about ninety years ago; his father, Cyprian Collins,
emigrated to the Genesee country from Connecticut about that time. He
followed the occupation of farmer during his early years. He was
married to Maria Ellis, sister of Harry Ellis, about sixty-five years
ago; his wife died several years ago and since that time he has lived
most of the time with his sons. Mr. Collins was known far and wide in
this part of the state. For many years he was a famous auctioneer and
dealt largely in livestock. Politically he was a Democrat and always
took a lively interest in the questions of
the day. He leaves three sons, Cholett, George and Daniel, all residing
this vicinity. The funeral will be held from the residence of his son,
Cholett, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
From Ontario County Journal 7 December 1888
Our Shortsville correspondent reports an accident which occurred at a
crossing of the New York Central road in that village Wednesday
night which proved fatal. Guy Collins, a well-known resident
the town of Farmington was found near the track, after the 7:20 p.m.
westward passenger train had passed, with a leg broken in two places
and one side of his head crushed. He died from his injuries yesterday
forenoon. Very little seems to be known of the circumstances, but it is
supposed that Mr. Collins attempted to board the train while it was in
motion. Mr. Collins was a cousin of Mr. George Collins, the well-known
He was engaged at West Farmington buying produce for W. D. Power, of
and was about to return from a conference with Mr. Power when he was
killed. He was 55 years of age.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 June 1926
Harry Collins, aged 52 years, died last night at 11:50 o'clock at
his home in the Ethel Apartments, Genesee street, following a short
illness of pneumonia. Mr. and Mrs. Collins came from Albion to Geneva
less than a year ago, where for 19 years he was manager of a
refrigerating plant, and while in Geneva was manager of the Geneva
Refrigerating Plant. He was also a member of the Albion Masonic Lodge
and of the Methodist church. Mr. Collins leaves his widow, one son,
Frederick Collins, at home; two brothers, John Collins of Philadelphia
and William Collins of England; one sister, Miss Eliza Collins, of
England. A short service will be held at the residence, Genesee street,
corner of John, Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. The body will then be
taken to Albion, where the funeral service will be held in the
Methodist church at 2 p.m. Interment will be made in Mt. Albion
From Fairport Herald Mail 25 January 1934
The funeral of Harskatine H. Collins was held at his late
home in Mertensia Sunday afternoon and burial was made in Boughton Hill
cemetery. Mr. Collins successfully conducted a general store for 44
years and was postmaster at Mertensia for over 30 years. He is survived
by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Leslie Hulbert, and one granddaughter,
Madeline Hulbert of Victor, and a brother, Clare Collins of Cheshire.
From Geneva Gazette 14 January 1876
Sudden Death - Mr. Joel Collins, a citizen aged about 78 years,
died very suddenly on Wednesday last at the residence of his
son-in-law, D. D. Edgerton, (with whom he made his home) on Castle st.
He was assisting in mowing away a load of hay, when he was
noticed suddenly to sink down as if in a fainting fit. He was
conveyed into the house but was beyond medical aid, expiring
immediately thereafter and without betokening any sign of
consciousness. Coroner Weyburn was called, but regarding it as a
clear case of death from heart disease, (of which he had had
premonitory symptoms and made them known to his family,) he did not
deem it necessary to hold a formal inquest. Mr. Collins was a
kind, intelligent, unassuming man, enjoying the love and veneration of
relatives and the
respect of all acquaintances. It was our privilege to escort him
to the polls at the last election, responding with alacrity to the call
upon him for a democratic vote; and he then remarked that it would
probably be the last ballot he ever cast, for he felt his
health failing. Alas his prediction has proved but too well
From Geneva Daily Times 19 August 1895
John Collins, aged 60 years, of Rushville, committed suicide in
the village lockup at Canandaigua at 7:30 o'clock by hanging himself
with his suspenders. He was locked up at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon
to answer the charge of intoxication and was found hanging by Policeman
Yaw, while arranging for prisoners' meals. Deceased leaves a widow at
Rushville, three daughters of Canandaigua, and two sons, employed by
the New York Central railway.
From Ontario County Journal 5 August 1887
John J. Collins, a very popular and well-known young business
man of this village, died at his home on Bristol street,
yesterday afternoon at about half past 2 o'clock, after a short
On Monday, July 25, he was first confined to the house by a very
boil. It became necessary that an operation be performed, and after
this was accomplished, it was hoped that he would soon recover. A
type of erysipelas set in however, and baffled medical skill. The first
of the week, he was thought to be improving, but worse symptoms
gradually developed and yesterday morning the physicians had to inform
the family that the end was near. He lingered on in an unconscious
state until half past two o'clock when he died quietly and peacefully.
Mr. Collins was widely and popularly known in this vicinity, was a
young man of spotless character, gentlemanly demeanor and jovial
disposition. He was one of the earliest members of Merrill Hose Company
and was a valued member of the famous drill corps. His death is a
source of grief to a host of warm-hearted friends and deep sympathy is
expressed by everyone for the loving wife and children who are left to
mourn his loss. The funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at
ten o'clock. Mr. Collins' death, coming as it did,
on the very eve of the departure of Merrill Hose for Bath, casts a
over the day and it is doubtful whether the company can keep its
to go to Bath.
From Shortsville Enterprise 20 August 1914
Mrs. Maria Hathaway Collins, of Farmington, died at 10 o'clock
last week Tuesday night after a lingering illness. Mrs. Collins was
born November 12, 1838, in the old Hathaway homestead, now owned by a
nephew, Arnold Bristol Hathaway. She was the daughter of the late
Hannah Lapham and Perez Hathaway. On Jan. 5, 1860, she married George
Collins of East Bloomfield, who died April 1, 1903. In 1863 Mr. and
Mrs. Collins moved from her girlhood home to a new house across the
street, where she has since lived. All her 76 years have been spent in
the same locality. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Eliza Collins
Loomis of Farmington; two sons, Perez Collins, of Newark, N. Y., and
Guy N. Collins, of Langham, N. D.; three grandchildren; two nieces,
Mrs. A. J. Hamm of Palmyra, and Mrs. Chas. Gunnison of Rochester; and
one nephew, A. B. Hathaway, of Mertensia. Mrs. Collins was a member of
the Congregational church at Canandaigua. The funeral was held from her
late home on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. H. J. Gaylord of
Canandaigua officiating. Burial was in the South Farmington cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 15 December 1916
Farmington, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah Humphrey Collins passed away
on Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Amos Olney, at Mertensia.
She had been failing in health for the past year, but had been able to
be about the house most of the time. Mrs. Collins had lived in
Mertensia for the past 22 years. In their early married life, Mr. and
Mrs. Guy Collins owned a farm near Battle Creek, Mich., and two of
their children were born there. Their eldest child, Rufus, died when a
small boy. After residing there for a few years, they moved to this
state near Bushnell's Basin, to the farm of the late Mr. Collins'
father, Hascoline Collins. They moved to Mertensia about 30 years ago,
Mr. Collins being engaged in the produce business until his death,
which was caused by being accidentally killed on the railroad. Since
then Mrs. Collins resided with her son, H. H. Collins, for a few years,
and for the the past 22 years with her daughter. She was a woman who
was always kind-heated and genial and who had a large circle of
friends. She was a Universalist in faith and when able was a faithful
worker at St. Paul's church in Victor. Mrs. Collins is survived by one
daughter, Mrs. Martha Collins Olney, of Mertensia; and two sons,
Hascoline Collins of Mertensia, and Clare Collins of Rochester; also a
brother, Lucius Humphrey of Victor; four grandchildren and several
nieces and nephews. The funeral services were held on Friday at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Olney at Mertensia, Rev. George W. Scudder, pastor
of St. Paul's Universalist church of Victor, officiating. Interment was
in Bushnell's Basin cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 October 1906
Mrs. Susan G. Collins, aged 38 years, died this afternoon at
12:10 o'clock of tuberculosis, at the home of her brother, No.
27 Tillman street. She is survived by one son, James W. Collins; two
brothers, James Higgins of this city, and Henry Higgins of Seattle;
three sisters, Mrs. R. H. Roedel, of Dresden, Germany; Mrs. E. Kelly,
of Flushing, L. I., and Mrs. R. S. Hartley of this city. The funeral
announcement will be made later. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery
From Geneva Daily Times 5 November 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - The funeral of Hiram Collis, a
Canandaigua colored man, who died at the Canandaigua Hospital of blood
poisoning on Saturday evening, after he had been in the institution
about four hours, was held yesterday. He cut his hand while washing
glasses at a local saloon some days ago, and did not go to the hospital
till the disease was in its last stage. He was about 49 years old and
leaves his wife and two children.
From Victor Herald 24 September 1892
James Colmey, whose death occurred on Friday
of last week, was born in Ireland in 1817, and came to this country in
1849, settling in Albany, N. Y., where he engaged in the grocery
business, but after marrying Catherine Bishop in 1852 he moved on a
farm at Stillwater, N. Y. In the fall of 1861, he, with Levy Bishop and
family, moved to Nunda, N. Y., but not liking that place, moved from
there to Victor, and settled on the Gorsline farm, about two miles
southeast of this village, in the spring of 1862, at which place he
remained until his death. He leaves a widow, four sons and two
daughters to mourn his loss; James E. Colmey, of Chicago, Ill., C. R.
Colmey, of Fort Wayne,
Ind., John Commey of Canandaigua, and Ella, Mamie and Charlie, at the
old homestead in Victor.
From Geneva Gazette 13 August 1834
Died, in this village, on Friday evening last, Gen. Samuel
63 years. Gen. Colt came to the county of Ontario from Lime, in the
of Connecticut, his native place, in the year 1795, and resided for a
time at Canandaigua. In 1796 he came to Geneva, where he has since
until 1833, when he removed to the city of N. York. He was one of the
number of the early inhabitants of this village, remaining among the
He was actively engaged in mercantile business for thirty years in
and possessed a character for integrity in his dealings, and of
in his calling, which are proverbial. He came to Geneva on Tuesday
last, and was not confined to his bed until Friday, about four o'clock
the afternoon. From that hour he began to fail, until, at nine in the
he quietly breathed his last, in the full possession of his faculties,
as we fully trust, at peace with God and man. And thus, in the
providence of God, he returned to die at the place where his active
had been passed, and among those who knew him and are best able to
his virtues and feel his loss.
From Ontario County Journal 15 March 1878
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Died, in this place, Thursday, March 7th,
Mrs. Edward Colter, aged 74 years. Funeral services were
From Ontario County Times 21 November 1888
Seneca Castle, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Wm. Colwell, who
died on Wednesday, the 14th, took place on Friday. Services were held
in the Methodist church, of which she was long a member. The community
is grieved at her death.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 April 1899
Theodore Combes, for many years a resident of this city, died this
morning at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. John Emmett in Waterloo,
in the 81st year of his age. Mr. Combes went to live with Mrs. Emmett
about ten days ago, soon after which he was taken ill. He leaves a
wife, two sons and two daughters, Eugene and Charles Combes and Mrs. J.
Combes of this city, and Mrs. Emmett of Waterloo. The funeral will take
place in Waterloo from the residence of Mrs. Emmett, Sunday afternoon
at 2 o'clock with interment in Glenwood Cemetery, this city.
From Geneva Gazette 16 November 1900
William Combs died at the residence of his step-daughter, Mrs.
Chas. S. Codington, 134 William street, at the great age of 95 years.
He was undoubtedly the oldest citizen of Geneva, and had resided
among us 90 years and upwards. He was thrice married and survived
for many years the last of his consorts. He was a lifelong member
of the M. E. Church and lived a life consistent with the Christian
character. He had a remarkable memory, and could relate with
vivid particularity many interesting events in the early history of
Geneva. His mental faculties were preserved to the very last.
His funeral took place yesterday, with appropriate religious
ceremonies at the house. Interment in Glenwood cemetery where he
a lot 18 years ago.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 May 1940
John Comisky, of 50 West avenue, died yesterday after a long
illness. Surviving are one daughter, Miss Nora Comisky; two sons, John
and Thomas J. of Geneva; one brother, Edward Comisky; two sisters, Mrs.
Mary Cunningham and Mrs. Ellen Cassidy of Saratoga Springs; and two
grandchildren. Mr. Comisky had been an employee of the Patent Cereals
Company for thirty years. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of
St. Stephen's Church. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at
8:30 o'clock from the family home and 9 at St. Stephen's Church. Burial
will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.
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