"Cro" to "Croz" Obituaries
From Victor Herald 28 September 1900
Death of Mrs. Anna Cobb Crocker - The residents of this town were
both surprised and saddened on Tuesday morning by the intelligence of
the death of Mrs. S. B. Crocker, which occurred at St. Mary's
Rochester, at 12:30 o'clock, Monday night. Mrs. Crocker had been in the
hospital a week, and on Thursday, she underwent a critical operation,
which she never rallied. Hopes for her recovery were entertained,
until Monday, when word was received by the family in this village of
serious condition. Anna Cobb was born in Penfield fifty-four years ago.
She later lived in Clifton Springs, and in the early seventies, was
to Stephen B. Crocker, of this village, and has since that time resided
here. Mrs. Crocker was a good and faithful wife, a loving mother and a
neighbor and friend. She was an active member of St. Paul's
church in this village and was a constant and untiring worker for the
interests of her church. She was always ready to help those in any
and often forgot herself in her great love to help others and alleviate
sufferings. Mrs. Crocker will be greatly missed in both church and
circles, and her loss is deeply felt by the whole community, who extend
heartfelt sympathy to the husband and children. She is survived by her
and one son, Will, of Rochester, and two daughters, Mrs. Lee Wilbur and
Gertrude Crocker, both of this town, and four sisters, Mrs. Amelia
of Clifton Springs; Mrs. Lottie Aldridge of Patterson, New Jersey; Mrs.
Pickett, of Rochester; and Mrs. Kate Huptrz of Idaho City, Idaho; and
brothers, Frank E. Cobb of this village, and Cullen R. Cobb of Newark.
funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at the Universalist
Rev. S. G. Ayres officiating. The floral offerings were both many and
and consisted of pieces sent by the ladies of the church; the Y. P. C.
the Masonic order of this village, of which Mr. Crocker is a member;
girl friends of Miss Gertrude, and many other friends in Rochester and
village. Interment was made in Boughton Hill cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 September 1908
Margaret Crockett, aged 48 years, died at the City Hospital Sunday
night. Death was due to pneumonia. The deceased has been a resident of
this city for the past 28 years. She is survived by her husband, David
Crockett; one son, Charles, and one daughter, Ruby, all of this city.
The funeral will take place from the family home, 36 State street, at
10:30 o'clock tomorrow morning. Burial will be made in Glenwood
From Ontario County Chronicle 18 June 1902
Gorham, N. Y. - The funeral of the late Silas Croft was
at the house on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The Rev. Mr. Schultus
Burial was in Gorham cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 20 April 1887
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Patrick Crogan died on Easter
day at 5 p.m., and was buried from the Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 23 November 1917
Phelps, N. Y., Nov. 22 - The death of Mrs. Emma Marie Cromeek, aged
54 years, occurred last evening at the home on the Lane farm, two miles
south of Phelps, after a long period of ill health. Mrs. Cromeek was a
native of Belgium. Surviving relatives are her husband, Henry Cromeek;
three daughters and three sons, Mrs. Alexander Gieve of Canandaigua,
and the Misses Lucy and Emily Cromeek of Phelps; Selvaphien Van
DeVoolde of Michigan, and William and Charles Cromeek of Phelps. The
funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at St.
Francis Catholic Church, Rev. M. T. Madden officiating. Interment will
be in St. Francis cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 19 April 1878
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Daniel Cronan departed this life
Friday, April 12th, aged 82 years. Funeral services were held
Sunday afternoon at St. Bridget's.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 February 1926
The funeral of Mrs. Anna Cronin of Middle street took place
this morning at St. Francis de Sales church at 9 o'clock. Her daughter,
Mrs. Catherine Crowe, was the only survivor. A large number of friends
were present. The solemn high mass was sung by the pastor, Rt. Rev.
Monsignor Hendrick, and Rev. Thomas Toole of London, England, a
relative, acted as deacon at the mass. Rev. F. W. Mason was sub-deacon
and Rev. I. X. Cameron was master of ceremonies. Mrs. T. A. Kane
presided at the organ. Mrs. Daniel Deegan was soloist. The interment
was in St. Patrick's cemetery. Rev. Edward Dwyer read the committal
service and was assisted by Rev. Thomas Toole. The bearers were Messrs.
M. F. Fennell, Peter Carroll, James Rourk, M. F. DeVaney, Timothy Nilan
and Edward Murphy.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 October 1904
Canandaigua, N. Y. - The funeral of
Michael Cronin was held from St. Mary's church yesterday
morning. Deceased was 72 years old, and for many years a resident
of this village. He moved from here to Madison, N. J., where he
has since lived with his daughter, Mrs. Margaret Totty. The remains
reached here Wednesday and were taken to the Cronin home on Granger
street. Deceased is survived by a wife and two daughters, Mrs. Totty
and Mrs. Fred Y. Newman, of this place.
From Geneva Daily Times 31 December 1909
Yesterday, at noon, Abram Cronk, a well-known resident of
the Town of Geneva, died at his home four miles south of the city. Mr.
Cronk has been an invalid for many years. He was in his 80th year, and
is survived by his widow, Amelia T. Cronk. The funeral will be held at
his late residence tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
From Victor Herald 18 August 1899
Louis W. Cronk, of this village, died this morning at about five
o'clock. Mr. Cronk was eighty years of age, and had been a resident of
this town since his birth. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at
three o'clock, in the grove at the residence of the deceased. Rev.
T. Whiffin of Oswego will conduct the services.
From Ontario County Chronicle 30 July 1902
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - On the morning of July 24, after a
lingering illness, Mrs. Carrie Crooks passed away at her home
in this village. She was the widow of the late Dr. Crooks, who formerly
lived at Honeoye. The remains were taken to Buffalo for cremation.
From Ontario County Journal 19 December 1884
Richmond, N. Y. - Mr. David K. Crooks died
at his late residence in this town, Sunday, Dec. 14. He was one
of the oldest citizens in this town, having been born in the year
1800, and was highly esteemed as a man of sterling integrity.
From Ontario County Journal 5 November 1897
Honeoye, N. Y. - Died, early on Saturday morning, Oct. 30,
after an illness of about 2 years, Mrs. Ellen B. Crooks, wife
of Tompkins A. Crooks, aged 70 years. One year ago they intended to
celebrate their golden wedding but poor health prevented. One daughter
and two grandchildren are left, beside the husband; one granddaughter,
Mrs. Leta Leech, died early in the autumn. A sister, Mrs. Sophronia
Wheeler, of Adrian, Mich., had been making Mrs. Crooks an extended
visit and intended to remain during the winter. Mrs. Crooks was of an
amiable disposition and was loved by her friends. Her beautiful home
had been the scene of many festive gatherings, the latest witnessing
the marriage of her youngest granddaughter nearly 2 years ago. The
funeral services were held from that home on Monday, Nov. 1, Rev. S. M.
Day being the officiating clergyman. The burial was in the cemetery
near where the Crooks family lie buried.
From Ontario County Journal 25 September 1896
Canadice, N. Y. - Elizabeth Dalrymple, wife of Richmond Crooks,
on Sunday afternoon. The deceased was 44 years old and leaves
besides her husband, six children, and a father to mourn her loss. Mrs.
Crooks was a devoted wife and mother, and her short illness and sudden
death was a sad blow. Interment took place in the Evergreen cemetery at
Springwater. Rev. I. B. Bristol officiated.
From Livonia Gazette 5 December 1940
Canadice, N. Y. - Hadley Crooks died at his home here Friday
evening, shortly after returning from a shopping trip to the village of
Honeoye with Mrs. Crooks. He suffered an embolism a year ago and had
been in poor health ever since. Mr. Crooks was born on the Crooks farm
on Canadice hill, Nov. 19, 1879, the only son of Richmond and Elizabeth
Dalrymple Crooks. On Apr. 5, 1905, he married Miss Ora Alger of this
place, and they located on a farm on the Honeoye lake road, where they
had lived ever since. Mr. Crooks was a much respected citizen. He held
the office of town collector at the time of his death. Funeral services
were held at the residence on Monday, with the Rev. Donald Legg of
Honeoye officiating. Interment was made at Hunts Hollow. Surviving,
besides the widow, are two daughters, Miss Mary of New York City and
Mrs. Lawrence Rayton of Rochester; five sisters, Mrs. Maude Hovey of
Pavilion, Mrs. John Swick of Springwater, Mrs. Lizzie Heagney of
Rochester, Mrs. Harrison Becker of Hemlock, and Mrs. George Dean.
From Ontario County Times 6 July 1864
DIED - On Sunday, June 5th, of wounds received in his
country's service, at West Point, Va., Wm. D. R. Crooks, a
Corporal of Troop K, 1st Regt., N. Y. Mounted Rifles. A reconnoisance
from West Point by a squad of Cavalry from the above-named Troop and
Regiment was in progress, when, about three miles from the Point, the
force, numbering ten men, ran into an ambush of thirty rebel infantry.
Choosing the alternative of battle instead of surrender, they drew the
enemy's fire, which resulted in the loss of three man; one killed as
above; one, Aaron Manchester from Berlin, N. Y., wounded severely; and
one Henry F. Culver, from Palmyra, N. Y., taken prisoner. After nearly
two years of faithful service in the ranks of his country's defenders,
our comrade has fallen. His honest, patriotic devotion to the cause he
enlisted to serve, made his life as a soldier truly valuable, and his
uniform kindness of temper and fidelity in every social relation
him to all of his acquaintances, and rendered his companionship
He died at the age twenty-two. Though so young, his life was the
key to the happiness of whole family circle. Four sisters and one
residing in Ontario Co., N. Y. are, by his death, deprived of their
support, of mere physical support we do not speak, but of that moral
which a father, a most devoted brother, or a faithful counsellor ever
afford to a family. We mourn his loss as that of a loved comrade, while
we tender his afflicted friends our sincerest sympathy in their loss of
earth's dearest treasure.
From Geneva Gazette 27 August 1897
Alfred D. Crosby, an old and prominent resident of the village of
Phelps, died about 7 o'clock Tuesday morning of old age, in the
ninetieth year. The deceased has lived in the town of Phelps the
greater part of his life, and had been quite prominent as a business
man. A wife and one daughter, Mrs. Emily J. Pond, survive.
An older brother, Theodore, 93 years of age, resides at
From Geneva Gazette 15 February 1889
A startlingly sudden death occurred in Phelps last Friday evening,
the particulars of
which are thus related in the Rochester Democrat and
Chronicle: When Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe McMullen returned to
their home from prayer meeting, they found Mrs. Augustus Crosby, the
lying on the floor dead. When they left
her to go to church she was washing the supper dishes, and when found
she had a cloth in one hand and a basin in the other, indicating that
she must have died very soon after the departure of the daughter,
probably from heart trouble. She
was a widow about 50 years of age and leaves only one daughter, Mrs.
McMullen. The funeral was held Monday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Wheeler
of the M. E. Church officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 20 January 1905
Bristol Center, N. Y. - Mrs. Cordelia Chatman Crosby, wife of
Exeura Crosby, died at her home on Saturday morning, after an illness
from tuberculosis which has lasted for years. The deceased was 76 years
of age and had always lived in this vicinity. She had always been a
hard-working, much-respected woman. The remains were taken to the home
of her son, William Crosby, where the funeral was held on Monday
afternoon at 1 o'clock. John Roper, assisted by Rev. E. G. Tubbs,
officiated. The interment was at Bristol Center. Deceased is survived
by her husband, Exeura Crosby; and four sons, Ebenezer, Aaron, Benjamin
and William, of Bristol Center; and two daughters Miss Delphia Crosby
of Bristol Center and Mrs. Henry Fox of Bristol.
From Ontario County Journal 14 February 1908
Bristol Center, N. Y. - On Saturday occurred the death of Exeura Crosby at the home of his
son, William Crosby, after a short illness of pneumonia. The funeral was held from his son's home on
Tuesday afternoon, Rev. W. W. Daily officiating. Deceased is survived by four son's,
William, Benjamin, Aaron, Ebenezer Crosby, and two daughters, Mrs.
Edward Dunn of Avon, and Mrs. Henry Fox of this place. He married Adelia Chapman, Bristol, New York, 1860. Adelia
was born Ohio 1832. Adelia was the daughter of John
Chapman and Lydia
Crosby. Adelia died January 14, 1905 Bristol Centre, New York,
at 72 years of age.
From Geneva Gazette 4 May 1900
Fred D. Crosby of Phelps died in the city hospital at Rochester
last Tuesday after undergoing an operation for appendicitis. His age
was 23 years.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 April 1907
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Mary E. Crosby occurred
South Wayne street Saturday afternoon. She had been ill
but a short time with brain trouble and for a week remained
unconscious. Mrs. Crosby, who was born in Albany county, came here at
an early age and has lived here practically all her life. She was the
widow of the late H. H. Crosby, a prominent produce merchant of this
village. She was 63 years of age. Her survivors are two daughters, Mrs.
Milton Gerow and Mrs. Grant Burnette, and one son, William Crosby, all
of Phelps. The funeral will be held from her late residence Tuesday
afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev. C. E. Gregory of the
From Ontario County Journal 10 June 1898
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah Crosby, wife of the late Clark Crosby
of this town, who had been seriously ill for some time, died at her
home, two and one-half miles south of this village, Tuesday afternoon,
about half past five. The deceased was in the 75th year of her age. Two
sons survive. The funeral services will be held this afternoon at 3
o'clock from the residence. Rev. A. J. Waugh will officiate and
interment will be made in the Phelps cemetery.
From Victor Herald 8 December 1899
Theodore Crosby of Canandaigua, aged almost ninety-eight
years, died at his home in that village, Tuesday evening. Mr. Crosby
was born in Putman, Dutchess county, November 7, 1802, and continued
to reside there until he was eleven years of age, when he removed with
his parents to this county. He was married in 1829 to Miss Malinda
of Hopewell, and in 1858 settled with his wife in Canandaigua. Mrs.
died in 1885.
From Ontario County Journal 8 December 1899
Theodore Crosby, the oldest resident of
Canandaigua, died at his home on Main street Tuesday evening of
apoplexy. He had been in his usual health and spirits throughout the
day, and there had been no evidence of the fatal attack. During the
evening, his granddaughter, Mrs. A. L. Beahan, came in, and was
conversing with him, when he complained of a severe pain in his head,
which was soon accompanied by nausea. The family assisted him to a
couch and Dr. Beahan was summoned, but within a few minutes he had
breathed his last, his sufferings having scarcely a half hour. The
announcement of Mr. Crosby's death was received with feelings of deep
sorrow by the entire village, as no one was better known or more highly
esteemed than he. His figure was a familiar one upon the streets almost
daily. On Saturday, he mad his usual visit to the hospital, where he
was wont to sit part of the afternoon, but the weather of the following
days had been too unpleasant for him to venture out. On Monday evening
he enjoyed his usual game of whist, and played without the use of his
glasses. He was also in the habit of reading part of day without them.
Since his 97th birthday, which he celebrated on Nov. 7, Mr. Crosby had
been unusually well. Seldom is it permitted a man to enjoy life as had
Mr. Crosby. His mental faculties were unimpaired, and he possessed the
vigorous constitution of one many years younger. His remarkable age was
the source of great pride to the beloved old gentleman, and he had
often expressed the wish that he might complete the century, and had it
not been for the weakened heart, this wish might have been gratified.
His interests in the men and in affairs about him were as strong on the
last day of his life as they had been in his early years. He was a man
of large sympathies, and wherever he went he went, he made friends. The
greater part of his life he had been a stock buyer. And by reason of
this, he had acquired a large circle of acquaintances throughout this
portion of the state. His business career, which was closed only two
years. ago, was notable not only on account of its length but for the
honesty and excellent judgment by which it was conducted. At the age of
65 Mr. Crosby met reverses, which would have disheartened most men, but
with his tireless energy he worked on, and regained his fortune.
Mr. Crosby was born in Southeast, Putnam county, which was then a part
of Dutchess county, this state, on November 7, 1802, and was one of
twelve children. At the age of 11, he came with his parents to the town
of Phelps. He married Melinda Crane of Hopewell, when 23 years of age,
and their married life extended throughout a period of 60 years. Five
years of this life were spent in Rochester, after which they returned
to Hopewell and there they remained until 1858, when they came to
Canandaigua. Since the death of Mrs. Crosby in 1885, Mr. Crosby has
resided with his daughter, Mrs. Marietta Hopkins. Besides his daughter,
he is survived by two granddaughters, Miss M. Linda Hopkins and Mrs. A.
L. Beahan of this village. The funeral will be held from the house this
afternoon, and the services will be conducted by Rev. C. H. Dickinson,
pastor of the church of which the venerable old gentleman was a member.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 April 1914
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Theodore Crosby, aged 51 years,
occurred Saturday afternoon at his home, two miles southwest of Phelps.
He had been in failing health for a long time. Mr. Crosby was born on
what is known as the Crosby homestead and had spent his entire life on
that farm. Besides his wife, Minnie Rhodes Crosby, he leaves four
children, Sarah E., Clark P., Arthur T. and Ernest J. Crosby, all of
Phelps; and a brother, Prescott Crosby of Seneca Castle. The funeral
will be held at the Crosby home at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon, the
Rev. C. C. MacLean, pastor of the Presbyterian church, conducting the
services. Burial will be in the Phelps Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 October 1904
Adam Crosier, one of the oldest and most respected farmers of this
vicinity, died at his home near
Stanley Saturday, aged eighty-one years. The deceased has
been practically a life-long resident of this vicinity. He is
survived by his widow and two daughters, Mrs. Watson, who lives
in the old homestead and Mrs. W. C. Squires, who lives this side
of Stanley on the Flint Creek road. The funeral will take place at
10:30 o'clock tomorrow morning from the house.
From Geneva Daily Times 9 September 1925
Hall, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson Crosier, wife of John W.
Crosier, died at her home near Hall Monday evening, after an illness of
more than a year. Funeral services will be held from her late residence
on Thursday afternoon, September 10th, at 2:30 p.m. The deceased is
survived by her husband, and by two daughters, Mrs. G. Willard
Legerwood and Miss Ethel Crosier, both of Hall.
From Ontario County Journal 8 May 1914
Stanley, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Gertrude Crosier, of
the town of Seneca, occurred at her home on May 4, aged 83 years. She
was much respected by all who knew her and entered into rest after a
well spent life. Funeral services were held from her late home on
Wednesday afternoon, Rev. A. B. Temple, pastor of the Seneca
Presbyterian church, officiating. Two daughters survive, Mrs. W. G.
Squier and Mrs. Gertrude E. C. Watson; and one grandchild, Christine E.
Squier, all of the town of Seneca. Burial was in No 9 cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 10 February 1911
Mrs. Helen M. Crosier, widow of Jefferson Crosier, died on
Wednesday at her home in Hall, aged 80 years. Two sons, William W.
Crosier of Santa Anna, Cal., and Frank B. Crosier of Los Angeles, Cal.;
and one daughter, Mrs. J. S. Whitney of Hall, survive. Funeral services
will be held at 10:30 o'clock this morning and Rev. Hugh Kane, of
Gorham, will officiate.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 August 1906
Henderson Crosier, aged 79 years, died yesterday afternoon at
5:00 o'clock at his home in Seneca. Besides his wife he is survived by
four sons, Clark H. and John W. of Halls Corners, Charles L. of Gorham
and Myron D. of Norfolk, Va; and two daughters, Mrs. William Phillips
and Miss Mercy B. Crosier of Seneca; one brother, T. W. Crosier and a
sister, Mrs. Isabella Dixon of Halls Corners. The funeral will be held
Saturday afternoon at two o'clock. The Rev. A. B.
Temple will officiate and burial will be in Union church.
From Ontario County Chronicle 3 July 1901
Hall, N. Y. - A Northern Central extra passenger train,
carrying General Manager, J. B. Hutchinson, Superintendent C. A.
Preston and other officials, at 8:15 o'clock Thursday morning at the
third crossing south
of Hall's Station, struck a buggy driven by Jefferson Crosier, of
Crosier instantly; also the horse he was
and completely demolishing the wagon. Mr. Crosier was an old man, 78
of age, and very deaf, which probably accounts for the terrible
Mr. Crosier was born within one mile from Hall's Corners, and spent the
part of his life in the immediate vicinity. He was a member of the
Church of Gorham and was a highly respected citizen. He leaves, besides
widow, one daughter, Mrs. J. S. Whitney, who resides with her parents,
two sons, William and Frank Crosier, both of California; also three
Adam, Henderson and T. Wilson Crosier, and one sister, Mrs. E. S.
all of Hall's Corners.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 September 1925
Mrs. Matilda Fiero Crosier, aged 86 years, widow of the late
Thomas W. Crosier of Seneca, died last night at 8 o'clock at the home
of Mrs. Starr, 167 Main street, this city, following a long illness.
She is survived by one son, William H. Crosier of Geneva and one
daughter, Mrs. Ella C. Whitney of 99 Aldine street, Rochester; one
brother, Oliver Fiero of Geneva; five grandchildren and four
From Geneva Daily Times 25 July 1908
Thomas W. Crosier, a prominent retired farmer of Halls Corners,
died last night at 10 o'clock at the family residence. He was 77 years
old and had lived at Halls Corners all his life. Besides his widow, he
leaves one son, W. H. Crosier; one daughter, Miss Ella G. Crosier; one
sister, Mrs. Isabella Dixon, all of Halls. The funeral will take place
Monday at 2 o'clock from the home. Rev. A. B. Temple will officiate and
burial will be made at Seneca.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 September 1907
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Miss Adelaid E. Cross occurred
home on Church street. Miss Cross had been ill
nearly a year. Miss Cross was the eldest daughter of the late John and
Cross who came to this town from Maryland with the early settlers and
at Oaks Corners. She was born at the Cross homestead at that place and
lived there always until two years ago when she came here with her
sister, Mary, and took up their residence at the Vandermark home on
Church street. Miss Cross was an artist of rare ability, her specialty
work being wax and oils. The exhibits of fruits and flowers sent by the
New York State Experiment Station to Paris, Philadelphia, Chicago,
which were of wax, were prepared by Miss Cross. The deceased was a
lifelong member of the Presbyterian church at Oaks Corners. She was 62
years of age and leaves two sisters, Mrs. Burnett Pierce of Billsboro
and Miss Mary Cross of Phelps. The funeral will be held Thursday
afternoon at her late home, the Rev. Mr. Sutton of Oaks Corners,
officiating. The remains will be buried at the Phelps cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 June 1895
Cyrus Cross, aged 79 years, died on Monday, the 24th inst., at
his home in Stanley. He leaves a brother and sister living in
Stanley. The funeral services were held on Wednesday.
From Ontario County Journal 28 June 1895
On Monday occurred the demise of Cyrus Cross of Stanley,
aged 79 years and 6 months. Mr. Cross was born in Schoharie county in
1816. In 1860 he came to Hopewell, this county, and united with the
Canandaigua Baptist church. For many years past Mr. Cross had been a
deacon in the Baptist church, and was one of its oldest members. The
deceased is survived by a brother and sister, both living at Stanley.
Dr. H. C. Townley assisted in the funeral services Wednesday.
From Ontario County Journal 22 December 1893
Flint Creek, N. Y. - Many of the people of this place attended the
funeral of Mrs. Cyrus Cross, who died at Stanley on Sunday
last. Mrs. Cross was highly respected by all who knew her. She lived in
Hopewell for many years, and was a member of the Baptist church in
From Ontario County Chronicle 6 May 1903
Thursday, at her home on North Pleasant street, occurred the death
of Mrs. Edward S. Cross, aged about 68 years. Death was due to
complication of diseases, from which deceased had suffered for some
time past. Survivors are the husband and quite a large family of
From Shortsville Enterprise 16 September 1915
The death of Fred Cross, one of the best known Manchester
township farmers, occurred at his home northeast of this village on
Tuesday morning, at the advanced age of 85 years. Mr. Cross was a
native of England, but came to make his home in America when a mere
boy. For over 60 years he had lived in this township. He devoted his
life to raising garden truck and succeeded to such an extent that
the products of his toil were usually given preference in the stores
and by the consumers. The survivors are four daughters, Miss Elizabeth
Cross, of Manchester; Mrs. Charles Southworth of Canandaigua; Mrs.
George Hickmott of Geneva, and Mrs. Anna Springer of Albany; also two
sons, Albert and Fred D. Cross, of Manchester. The funeral services
will be held from his late home Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock,
Rev. W. W. Lane, pastor of the Manchester M. E. Church,
From Geneva Gazette 31 October 1884
Mr. John Cross of Oaks Corners died very suddenly on Sunday
morning last. His
wife was awakened by his heavy breathing, and endeavored to arouse him,
but he had passed into unconsciousness and in a few moments had
breathed his last. He had labored very hard on Saturday in
delivering and shipping potatoes, and it is inferred that such
over-exertion produced some trouble of the heart. Mr.
Cross was a most estimable man, deservedly enjoying the respect of a
multitude of acquaintances. He was an old and esteemed patron of
the Gazette, whose
loss we deeply regret, and extend sympathy to the bereaved family.
From Geneva Gazette 20 May 1892
Mrs. John Cross of Oaks Corners died on the 23d inst. after an
illness of several months. She leaves three daughters -- Misses
Addie and Mary Cross and Mrs. Burt Pierce of Billsborough. By her
death we lose a long-continued and valued patron.
From Ontario County Chronicle 19 June 1901
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Samuel
Cross, of Rochester, was held at the M. E. church on Wednesday
afternoon. She was formerly Miss Lottie Garrison of this
place. She leaves
a husband and two children. Interment in the Gypsum cemetery.
From Geneva Courier 7 October 1874
Robert Cross, an old citizen of this County living about four
miles North of Geneva on the Lyons Road, died on Friday at his
residence about noon, aged sixty-six years, under the following
circumstances. Mr. Cross left his house on Wednesday morning and
went to his
barn. He did not return during the day and his family supposed he
had gone away on business. The night came
on and passed and in the morning on going into the barn, he was
found lying on his face, having fallen across a small box, his
head upon the floor, insensible. He was removed to the house but
remained unconscious until his death, which occurred on Friday noon.
His funeral took place on Sunday and was largely attended.
Rev. Dr. Van Rensselaer preached the funeral services.
From Geneva Gazette 25 November 1881
Mrs. Robert R. Cross
was struck by a train of cars and instantly killed about six
o'clock last Wednesday evening, near her home
on the Lyons road, about four miles north of Geneva. We are
told that it was her custom to go to a neighbor's after milk every
evening, by the railroad. She was on this errand Wednesday evening. As
the train approached from behind, she stepped one side, but continued
forward at a rapid gait, apparently desirous of reaching the crossing a
short distance ahead.
Before she could reach the crossing, however, the train overtook and
struck her. The engine was quickly stopped and the unfortunate woman
was found with her left arm thrown around the flagstaff, but already
lifeless. The other arm was broken in two places and
the head was somewhat bruised, but not severely enough to cause
death. She was undoubtedly killed by the shock. The general theory held
in regard to the accident is that her dress was blown into the
forward part of the engine by the wind, which was very brisk at the
time, where it caught and she was drawn in front and struck, as above
related. Deceased was a widow and lived with her daughter. She was
a life-long communicant of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and one
of the leading members of St. Paul's Church. The funeral service
will be held tomorrow at one o'clock, Dr. Rankine officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 6 May 1887
WILLIS E. CROSS
Gorham, N. Y. - A terrible accident occurred
at Stanley on Wednesday afternoon of last week. J. J. Cross and
Willis E., his son, a young man in his 22d year, were
engaged in sawing. Willis attempted to lift a long slab, heavy at one
end, flexible in the center, over the great circular saw six feet in
diameter, which was running very rapidly. The slab caught in the saw,
and jerked him on to it, severing his body diagonally from the
left shoulder, also cutting off one leg in an instant. The father stood
on the opposite side of the saw from the son, managing the machinery.
He had spoken to Willis a moment before, and had just turned around and
stood with his back to him. He heard the saw strike the slab and in an
instant the severed head and trunk were at his feet. A terrible shock
Mr. Caward who was at work in the mill, with a younger brother
Willis, who showed great presence of mind and nerve, put the severed
together. The news spread rapidly and the whole community was surprised
and shocked. The funeral services were attended at the Baptist church
of this place, of which the deceased was a member, on Friday afternoon
following his death. A large and deeply sympathetic audience was
present. Rev. Mr. Forth, pastor of the the church, took charge of the
service, assisted by Rev. Mr. Temple of Seneca, and Rev. Mr. Balthorp
of Hopewell. Each of the reverend gentlemen made an appropriate and
excellent address paying high compliments to the deceased, who was a
young man of irreproachable character, and an active Christian, as well
as speaking words of comfort to the heart stricken mourners, and of
warning to the people.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 June 1897
O. A. Crothers, one of Phelps' most influential citizens, died
yesterday morning of apoplexy. He was in poor health for some time past
but was not thought to be dangerously ill. He was in his 79th year and
is survived by a wife and four children, William L. Crothers, Mrs.
McCoy of Syracuse, Mrs. Dr. Haslett of Waterloo and Miss Nellie
Crothers of Phelps. Mr. Crothers was extensively engaged in the malting
business here and some years ago erected the block which bears his name
and which is one of the best business blocks in Phelps. The funeral
will be held Sunday afternoon from his late residence on East Main
street, Rev. A. J. Waugh officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 February 1908
Naples, N. Y. - John Crouch died at his home Saturday at 6 p.m.,
aged 50 years. He was operated on for appendicitis about two years ago
and had never been well since. He was an Odd Fellow, a Maccabee, the
first commander of the Sons of Veterans, an N. P. L. member and was
much respected. The funeral took place from the Presbyterian church at
2:30 p.m. Monday. Max Rich, an Odd Fellow and personal friend, was
present from Geneva. Mr. Crouch leaves a wife and mother.
From Geneva Gazette 15 November 1895
William Crough, an old resident of Phelps, died at his home, two
miles northeast of the village, Monday, of heart disease, aged 84
years. A wife and several children survive.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 July 1906
Mrs. Nellie E. Crowe, aged 25 years, died this morning at 4:15
o'clock at her home, No. 31 Hallenbeck avenue. The cause of death was
peritonitis. Besides her husband, John Crowe, she is survived by one
son; by her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. James Danahe; two brothers,
James and Daniel Dannahe. The funeral will take place Wednesday morning
at 9:30 o'clock from the house and at 10:00
o'clock from St. Francis de Sales church.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 March 1915
Word comes from New York of the death on Monday, in that city, of J.
consulting engineer who assisted in laying out the
grounds for the Philadelphia Exposition in 1876. He was 67 years of
age. Death came after an operation which was performed about two months
ago. Mr. Crowell was well known for his work in the United States,
Canada, Central America and the West Indies. He is survived by his
wife, who was Miss Whiting of New York; two sons, John Whiting Crowell
and Frank Crowell. Mrs. Crowell was the daughter of John N. Whiting and
Sarah Sutherland, both of Geneva. The body will be brought to Geneva
early Thursday morning for interment in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 6 February 1926
Canandaigua, N. Y., Feb. 5 - Mrs. Edith S. Crowley, 27 years old,
died at Thompson Memorial Hospital last night shortly before midnight
following an operation performed about a week ago. She was the wife of
George Crowley of this city. Besides her husband, she leaves a son,
George Crowley, Jr.; a daughter, Beatrice Crowley; her mother, Mrs.
Charles Uhl of Canandaigua; her grandmother, Mrs. Josephine Mosher of
Victor; a brother, Clifford S(illegible) of Prattsburg; and two
sisters, Mrs. Frank Uhl of Canandaigua and Mrs. Albert Habberfield of
Auburn. Funeral from the home of her mother, Mrs. Uhl, in the Padelford
road at 9 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. Emanuel J. Kelling, of the
Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 25 April 1913
Farmington, N. Y. - John Crowley died on Monday at his home
in the western part of this town. He had been in failing health for
nearly a year, suffering from the infirmities of age. He was born in
Ireland 85 years ago and came to this country on July 4, 1862, and
since that time had resided in the town of Farmington. He is survived
by one daughter, Miss Mary Crowley, of New York City; and five sons,
Michael of this place, William of Victor, Patrick and James of Duluth,
and Daniel D. Crowley of Minneapolis, Minn. The funeral services were
held Thursday with interment at Macedon Catholic cemetery.
From Victor Herald 11 May 1906
Julia, wife of John Crowley, died at the home of her son,
William, on East Main street, this village, Sunday, May 6th, aged
seventy years. Mrs. Crowley was born in Ireland and the early years of
her married life were spent in England. Forty years ago Mr. and Mrs.
Crowley and three children came to this country and until two years ago
resided in the town of Farmington. Seven children survive, Mrs. Martin
Mulheron of Fishers; Miss Mary Crowley, who lives in the eastern part
of this state; Daniel, James and Patrick of Duluth, Minn.; Michael G.
and William, of Victor. The funeral services were held at St. Patrick's
church Thursday morning, Rev. John J. Donnelly celebrating mas.
Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery at Macedon.
From Ontario County Journal 28 June 1895
Miller Corners, N. Y. - Michael Crowley died Monday night after a
short illness at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Hiram Jenkins, aged 80
years. He is survived by five daughters and two sons. The funeral
service was held in the Catholic church at West Bloomfield Wednesday
with burial at East Bloomfield.
From Victor Herald 17 August 1906
On Sunday, August 12th, at her home three miles southwest of this
village, occurred the death of Mrs. Abigail Crowly, aged
seventy-three years. Mrs. Crowly came to this country forty-nine years
ago and lived in the home where she died for forty-one years. Her death
was not unexpected as her sickness covered a space of nearly eight
months. She bore her sickness with a Christian fortitude. One daughter
survives who lived with her mother. Funeral services were held at St.
Bridget's church, East Bloomfield, Tuesday morning, and interment made
in the church cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 15 January 1879
Readers will be pained to learn of the death of Mr. John Crowly
of this village. He was rapidly recovering from the effects of his
recent dangerous sickness, and was considered out of danger, when on
Friday night, he was suddenly attacked with bilious colic. He was
already so weakened by disease, that he was unable to withstand this
renewed attack, and on Tuesday morning expired. In his death the
community loses a good citizen and a kind neighbor.
From Geneva Courier 29 January 1873
DIED - at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Edward S. Dixon, at
Hall's Corners, Seneca, Ontario Co., N. Y., Jan. 10th, 1873, Mr.
George Crozier, aged 89 years and 17 days. Deceased was born in
the north of England Dec. 25th, 1783, came to this country in 1801,
with his father and his family of six children. The family settled upon
the farm three-quarters of a mile south of Hall's Corners, where the
deceased has resided until about two and half years ago. Since that
time he had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Dixon.
He was married Dec. 9th, 1820, to Miss Abigail Crawford, of Saratoga
Springs. She died June 18th, 1870. He leaves six children living,
two having died -- Elizabeth, wife of John W. McMaster of Benton, and
George W., his youngest son, who died July 7th, 1865, from disease
caused by exposure and
overwork while in the army. He leaves twenty-four living
grand-children, five having deceased. One brother and three sisters
survive him, two brothers having died before him. Not possessing a
robust healthy constitution, being rather frail in appearance, he has
lived and endured the trials and hardships of a new country unto a good
old age. His remains were followed to the grave Jan. 12th, by a large
number of relatives, friends and neighbors. Funeral sermon by Elder A.
C. Mallory, of Benton Centre; text: "What is man that thou art
In the year 1801, about the last of May or first of June, several
families sailed from
Glasgow in Scotland, for America. Among them was Adam Crozier, the
father of George Crozier, deceased. They landed in New York, July
14th 1801, having been
about seven weeks on the water. They took a boat to Albany, then
a kind of stage or public conveyance to Schenectady, where they again
took a boat and wended their way slowly toward Geneva. The manner
of propelling was taking long poles, placing one end on the bank or
bottom of the stream putting the other to the shoulders and then
pushing while they walked from the bow to the stern of the boat.
manner they passed up the Mohawk river and Wood creek. When passing
from Wood creek to Oneida lake it became necessary to use other means.
The stream was dammed and the water kept back was
permitted to rush out and the boat with it, and so they would float
down until another dam was reached. In this way they reached
the lake. In crossing the lake a sail was used, and here
they came near losing their lives, a storm striking them while passing
over and their sails giving way; but they finally gained
the shore in safety. They then followed the outlet to the
Oswego river, then up that and the Seneca river. At Seneca Falls
they had to unload the boat and push and draw it up the rapids, when
they re-loaded and made for Geneva, where they landed after about three
weeks' voyage from Schenectady; having made the trip
from Glasgow, Scotland, to Geneva by water, with the exception
of the short distance between Albany and Schenectady.
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