"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 the Methodists. 

From Ontario Repository & Messenger 20 January 1869

Died, in this village, on the 9th inst., Mrs. Cornelia P. Cobb, aged 65 years. Mrs. Cobb, and her surviving 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

Mr. Nahum 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 S. Cobb, 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 in it.

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 View Cemetery.

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 years.

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, for 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 burial.

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 wife and one daughter, Mrs. Webb, to survive him. Mr. Cockerill was very much thought of by all who knew him, a good neighbor and a reliable man in every place.

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 on Tuesday morning, August 16. The funeral 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 of Canandaigua.

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, Bristol.

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 cemetery.

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

Another old 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 Bellona.

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.

From Geneva 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 Butte, Montana.

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 Clyde.

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 beside 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. Lewell officiating.

From Ontario County Journal 5 February 1892

Rushville, N. Y. -
On Sunday afternoon, Mrs. Hanna Cole died in this village, aged 85 years. On Monday morning her brother, George W. Cole, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Susley. The funerals of both were held at the Methodist church on Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Cole was 78 years old. He was well-known in both counties, having passed most of his life in Gorham. He leaves two sons in that town, Merritt and 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 Ransom 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 of Lakeland; son Lawrence H. Cole, Congers, N.Y.; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Services will be at 11 this morning at Lakeland [FL] 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 grandchildren 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 village last week Thursday morning in his 69th year, of cancer of the stomach. He was an enterprising citizen, prominent in the affairs of his town, the church and the county. He served the people ably and faithfully at various times in the offices of supervisor, justice of the peace, town clerk and postmaster. He had been the candidate of the Democratic party for county clerk and his personal popularity made him an exceptionally strong candidate, but he failed 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 at Phelps.

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 was 72 years of age and is 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 Hollow cemetery.

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. Eliza R. 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 Cemetery.

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 Calvary cemetery.

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 daughter survive.

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 flowers.

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 Cemetery, Shortsville.

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 cemetery.

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 Chicago.

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 daughters. 

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 in 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 of 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 auctioneer. He was engaged at West Farmington buying produce for W. D. Power, of Shortsville, 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 Cemetery.

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 verified.

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 illness. On Monday, July 25, he was first confined to the house by a very painful boil. It became necessary that an operation be performed, and after this was accomplished, it was hoped that he would soon recover. A malignant 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 gloom over the day and it is doubtful whether the company can keep its engagement 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 Colt, aged 63 years. Gen. Colt came to the county of Ontario from Lime, in the State of Connecticut, his native place, in the year 1795, and resided for a short time at Canandaigua. In 1796 he came to Geneva, where he has since lived until 1833, when he removed to the city of N. York. He was one of the small number of the early inhabitants of this village, remaining among the living. He was actively engaged in mercantile business for thirty years in Geneva, and possessed a character for integrity in his dealings, and of diligence in his calling, which are proverbial. He came to Geneva on Tuesday morning last, and was not confined to his bed until Friday, about four o'clock in the afternoon. From that hour he began to fail, until, at nine in the evening, he quietly breathed his last, in the full possession of his faculties, and, as we fully trust, at peace with God and man. And thus, in the mysterious providence of God, he returned to die at the place where his active life had been passed, and among those who knew him and are best able to appreciate 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 held Saturday.

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 bought 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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