"Da" through "Das" Obituaries
From Geneva Daily Times 9 September 1902
Aged Colored Man Who Helped Runaway Slaves
to Escape - EMANUEL ALEXANDER DADE, colored, one of the
characters of Geneva, and long a familiar figure in Seneca street,
died in the Soldiers' home, Bath, Sunday morning last, aged 66
years. He was buried there at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
He was taken ill several months ago and was removed to the
Geneva City hospital some time ago, as has been stated. He
was removed to the soldiers' home about six weeks ago.
Mr. Dade was born in Maryland, it is supposed. His mother had
been a slave, but was free at the time
of his birth. He afterwards moved north to Ithaca, and is believed to
have had much to do with piloting escaping slaves along the
"underground railroad" in that part of the state. When the
war broke out he enlisted in Company G, Eighth United States colored
troops, and went to the front. It is known that he was in several
engagements, the names of which could not be learned today.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 June 1936
Mrs. Addie Dadson, aged 69, widow of the late John Dadson of 120
Lewis street, died late yesterday afternoon following a long illness.
Surviving re one daughter, Mrs. Lena Banwell of this city; four sons,
Cleon M. of Somerville, Mass., Foster of Buffalo, Wesley of Binghamton,
and Arden of Geneva; two grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs.
Margaret Salisbury of Newark, Mrs. Carrie Cartwright of Seneca Falls,
and Mrs. Harriet Hurlburt of Clyde. The funeral will be held from the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Banwell, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock
with the Rev. Alexander Thompson of the North Presbyterian church
officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 June 1923
The funeral of John Dadson, who was found dead in bed
yesterday morning at the Franklin Hotel at Seneca Falls, will be held
tomorrow afternoon at the home of his daughter Mrs. P. H. Banwell,
Geneva, at 2 o'clock. Rev. Alexander Thompson will officiate. The
burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 June 1909
George W. Dadson, aged 53 years, died Saturday afternoon at the
family residence, No. 26 Hallenbeck ave. Mr. Dadson was stricken with
paralysis about five years ago, from which he never fully recovered. He
was born in Junius and for the past 17 years had lived in this city. He
was a carpenter by trade and was a member of the local Carpenters'
Union. He is survived by his widow, two sons, Wallace W. and Claude S.
Dadson, and three sisters, Mrs. William Baker and Mrs. William Cook of
this city, and Mrs. John Masten of Clyde. The funeral will take place
tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the house. Rev. David H. Craver
will officiate and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Son, John,
which was ommitted was corrected in the burial notice in a later
From Canandaigua Chronicle 20 March 1907
Mrs. Ann Daffy, widow of John Daffy, died Wednesday at the home of
her son, Henry J. Daffy, Phoenix street. She was aged about 77 years.
Besides her son, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Frank Kelly. The
funeral was held from St. Mary's church Saturday morning.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 27 November 1907
Mrs. Catherine Daffy, wife of Henry J. Daffy of Phoenix street,
died at the family home on Saturday morning after an illness of several
weeks, at the age of 42 years. She is survived by her
one son, John Daffy, of this village;and her mother, Mrs. Mary Burke of
Galway, Ireland; one sister, Miss Mary Burke of Boston, Mass.; two
brothers, Michael of Boston, Mass., and John of Galway, Ireland. The
funeral services were held at St. Mary's church Monday morning at 9
o'clock. Interment in Calvary cemetery.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 9 August 1905
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Jacob Dagen occurred
the 4th inst. The funeral was held at the house on Monday at
2 p.m. Mrs. Dagen was one of the most respected citizens, and the whole
community sympathizes with the husband and children in their great loss.
From Geneva Gazette 13 July 1894
Miss Mary Daggett committed suicide at the Canandaigua hotel last
Thursday night. She was the daughter of Rev. O. E. Daggett,
formerly a Congregational minister of that place. She arrived
that afternoon from Clifton Springs, and from her inquiries evidently
intended to go up the lake, but the last boat for day had departed.
Hence she took a room. The following note was found beside
Dear Lea Ellsworth: I cannot live any longer; my brain is a blank
or on fire. I suffer tortures and shall never sleep again.
I cannot endure this life. God, I believe, will forgive
this deed in this home of my happy childhood. MARY DAGGETT -- And
let me work around to Father and Mother.
An inquest was held and verdict rendered of suicide by taking chloral.
It appears that
she had lately been taking treatment at the Clifton Springs Sanitarium,
which place she suddenly left
on the day she went to Canandaigua.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 6 February 1938
Geneva, N. Y. - Mrs. Veneranda D'Agostino, died Friday in her home
on the Gambee Rd. Surviving are eight sons, Patrick, with the U. S.
Army in Hawaii; John, Ithaca; Henry, Anthony, Jacob, Joseph, Andred and
Stanley, Geneva; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Marciano, Mrs. Patrick
Pacone, Geneva, and Mrs. Isadore DeSio, Waterloo; four sisters; Mrs.
Marion D'Agostino, Italy, Mrs. Christine Damico, Mrs. Vincenza Damico
and Mrs. Mary Passalacqua; one brother, Anthony Galasso, all of Geneva.
From Ontario County Journal 16 July 1915
Victor, N. Y. - The community was shocked, on Monday afternoon of last week, when news of the death of one of its loved and respected citizens, Cornelius Dailey, reached
here. Death came to Mr. Dailey as a result of his effort to bring a
joyful surprise to the loved ones of his family. The manner of his
death, doubly sad because he was but little past the prime of life,
made a fitting close to a life of loving, loyal, efficient service. It
may well be consolation to the stricken family circle to know that
throughout the community there are scores of persons who feel with them
a sense of deep bereavement. Early Monday morning, Mrs. Dailey,
daughter Esther, and son, Charles, went to Pittsford, there to spend
the Fourth with the family of Mrs. Dailey's brother, John McMahon. At
the time of their departure, Mr. Dailey felt it would be impossible for
his to go. Evidently he changed his mind but was late in starting from
his home to catch the N. Y. C. train leaving here about 2 o'clock. He
ran nearly all of the way. Entering the coach, he sat down and was
observed to be breathing heavily. He died from heart failure before the
train reached Fishers. Mr. Dailey was born at Fishers 58 years ago and
was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Dailey. When but a boy, he entered
the employ of the N. Y. C. R. R. and for many years he had been a
sections foreman. He earned the esteem of his superior officers and all
who chanced to know him. He had made his home in Victor for 27 years,
the family residence being but a short distance south of the village.
There survives his wife; one daughter, Esther; a son, Charles, and a
twin sister, Mrs. Connelly, of Syracuse. The funeral services were held
from St. Patrick's church on Thursday morning, Rev. J. Donnelly
officiating, being assisted by Rev. William Cotter, of Syracuse. The
services were largely attended, not only by the town's men but by
railroad men from all parts of western New York. The floral tributes
were beautiful and scores of mass cards were given for the welfare of
the deceased. The C. M. B. A. attended in a body.
From Ontario County Journal 20 March 1908
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Isabelle K. Dailey, wife of
John Dailey, died at the family home, southwest of the village, on
Wednesday, aged 65 years. She is survived by her husband and four
children, Miss Mary R. Dailey, and Joseph, who reside at home; Mrs.
Earl D. Palmer of Gorham, and John H. Dailey, a lawyer, of Rochester. The
funeral will be held from the home tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. The
rector of the Honeoye Falls Episcopal church will officiate. The
interment will be in the village cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 7 February 1896
Jeremiah Dailey, whose death occurred Feb. 3d, was one of Geneva's
old timers. Some years ago he bought the old "public pound" lot
on Lewis street. Erecting thereon a small but cozy home, he made
it his dwelling place to the close of his life, raising meantime a
large family, all boys. One of these, John B., took to boating on
Seneca Lake, and eventually went to New York where in that line of
business, he rose to the rank of Captain which he still holds.
For several years he commanded one of the Erie line ferry boats,
subsequently being employed in
running one of the Starin line excursion steamers to and from Glen
Island, a summer resort. Poor old Jerry, a hard working,
inoffensive, courteous and polite neighbor, will be greatly missed in
From Geneva Daily Times 18 April 1917
Captain John B. Dailey, aged 61 years, died yesterday afternoon at
3 o'clock at his home, 120 Lewis street, following an illness of
several weeks. He is survived by his widow; one daughter, Mrs. M. F.
Kandel of Chicago; three brothers, Daniel Dailey of Grand Rapids,
Michigan; Jeremiah Dailey of Brooklyn; and Cornelius Dailey of Geneva.
While making his home in this city, Captain Dailey has for a number of
years had charge of the New York Central Railroad boat that did its
transferring in New York Harbor. Funeral services will be held at the
house Friday morning at 9 o'clock and at St. Francis de Sales church at
9:30 o'clock. Interment will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 February 1915
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah A. Dailey, aged 89 years, died at the
of her son, William Dailey, in Eagle street, Saturday afternoon after a
illness due to the infirmities of advanced age. Mrs. Dailey, who was
at Lodi, January 1, 1826, was the daughter of George and Margaret Beard
pioneer settlers in the village of Himrods from whom that place
its name. Mrs. Dailey had been a resident of Phelps about a year,
here from Elkland, Pa., where she had spent most of her life. She
four sons, George of Jacksonville, Fla., James of Nelson, Pa., Wesley
Washington, D. C., and William Dailey of Phelps, and one daughter, Mrs.
Gee of Middlebury, Pa. The remains will be taken to Elkland, Pa.,
and the funeral services will be held in the Presbyterian church at
place Wednesday afternoon.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 April 1910
Ellen Dailor, aged 80 years, died Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at
her home about 2 and a half miles south of Stanley. She is survived by
one son, William Dailor, of Stanley. The funeral will take place
tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock from the house and at 10 o'clock from the
church at Stanley. Interment at Stanley.
From Ontario County Journal 15 January 1875
West Farmington, Jan. 14, 1875 - A
young man, named James Dailor, who lived about three
miles northeast of here, committed suicide yesterday morning
by cutting his throat. He had been ill for several days with mumps.
Yesterday, quite early in the day, he drove to the depot at this place;
was there but a short time; but his strange actions
and conversation caused the remark that he was "crazy". Immediately
upon his return home he took a razor, saying he would shave himself.
His mother and sister, alarmed at his manner, tried to
dissuade him and to get the razor from him, but he, with his sister
still holding his arm, stepped outside the door, and with one stroke
nearly severed his head from his body. Deceased was an unmarried man
living with his father, Patrick Dailor.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 11 October 1897
Mrs. Dailor, wife of Michael Dailor, died
on Thursday last, aged 78 years. A husband and two sons and two
daughters survive her. A large concourse of people attended her funeral
service yesterday, which was held at the family residence, two miles
north of Manchester village. Father Hartley, of Palmyra, conducted the
From Geneva Gazette 26 May 1893
Patrick Dailor, an old resident of Farmington, aged 84 years, died
on the 24th inst. He leaves six children, one of whom is Miss
Mary Dailor of Geneva, housekeeper for Mr. and Mrs. L. Herendeen.
From Geneva Gazette 20 November 1896
Philip Dailor, of Shortsville, died Nov. 17th of paralysis -- a
second attack. He was aged about 34 years, and leaves a sorrowing
widow and two young children. A sister of deceased, employed in
Geneva at the home of S. H. Parker, was summoned by telegraph to his
bedside Saturday afternoon and filially responded. Another Geneva
relative is Miss Mary Dailor, housekeeper for Mr. and Mrs. L. Herendeen.
From Shortsville Enterprise 1 September 1927
The funeral service for William Dailor, who passed away at
his home in Gorham on Monday, August 22, was held from St. Theresa's
church at Stanley the following Wednesday morning. Mr. Dailor was born
in Farmington on June 25, 1854, and was the son of Michael and Mary
Dailor. The Dailors moved to Gorham in 1901. The survivors are his
wife, Margaret; two sons, Emmett and William, Jr., of Gorham; five
daughters, Mrs. Frank Fallon and Mrs. Lewis Moran of Canandaigua,
Sister Frances Xavier of the Order of Sister of Saint Joseph of Elmira,
Mrs. John McWilliams of Seneca Castle and Mrs. James Sullivan of
Gorham; one brother, John Dailor of West Brighton; and two sisters,
Mrs. James Yawman of Rochester and Mrs. John O'Brien of Dundee; also
From Geneva Gazette; 19 June 1885
Bartholomew Daily, an estimable young man, a native of Geneva,
in Jersey City at the residence of his brother, Capt. J. B. Daily,
yesterday morning. His remains arrived today, and the interment
will take place today in the Catholic Cemetery. Deceased was in
his 24th year of his age.
From Geneva Gazette 4 March 1881
Mrs. Ellen Daily, was buried last Sunday,
her funeral taking place from the Church of St. Francis de Sales, with
a large congregation in attendance. Her two sons, John B.
and Jerry, and the wife of the former, came up from New York to attend
the funeral, and will not return till next week.
From Geneva Gazette 15 April 1881
Mrs. E. Dakin - This venerable and estimable lady died on Saturday,
April 9th, after a long illness, borne with Christian patience and
resignation. Her long residence of over fifty years in Geneva gave her
an extensive acquaintance and she was as universally respected as
known. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, her pastor of the
Reformed Dutch Church, Rev. Mr. Nasholds, officiating, assisted by Rev.
Dr. Buck. All her bereaved family were present, consisting of husband,
son, Wm. O. Dakin and wife of Toledo, Ohio, daughter Mrs. E. C. Deane
and husband of Buffalo, and Miss May O. Dakin of Geneva. Also Geo.
Dakin, Esq., of Buffalo, with his wife and married daughter; together
with Mrs. Fonda of Rochester, a cousin, Chas. and Orman Gilman of
Auburn, nephews, with their wives; Addison Stearns of Gorham, a brother
of the deceased, and his wife. The Church, the fraternities of Masons
and Odd Fellows, and the neighborhood, were well represented by
sorrowing and sympathizing friends.
From Geneva Gazette 10 March 1893
Obituary - Mr. Elbridge Dakin, after an illness of about two years
- the result of infirmities incident to old age - died at his home on
Colt street Saturday last. He was born in Concord, Mass., in
October, 1803, making his age 89 years and four months. He came
to Geneva in 1828 and engaged afterwards in business as a storage and
forwarder. Later on in about the year 1860, he opened a coal yard and
continued in that business till his death. He was the oldest member of
the Masonic fraternity in Geneva, and held the office of Treasurer of
Ark Lodge for 30 years. In religious faith he was a Presbyterian - in
political leanings a whig and republican, though not an "offensive
partizan." In fact he was the most tolerant
of men towards those with whom he differed. It is not believed
that he ever uttered an unkind word of or to a fellowman. He literally
lived up to the injunction of Christ's second commandment, "Thou shalt
love thy neighbor as thyself." He was blessed to an extraordinary
degree with physical health and strength until
he passed his 87th year, and until that time was daily at his office
desk. His eyesight remained remarkably good until the last, never
requiring the need of spectacles. He leaves surviving him three
children -- Mrs. Dean of Buffalo, Miss Mary and W. O. Dakin. The
funeral was held Tuesday afternoon last, his employees tenderly
handling the remains of their revered employer. The following old
Masons officiated as pall-bearers: B. W. Keyes, Sr., W. E.
Hayes, J. O. Seymour, S. H. Parker, W. E. Stubbs, Thos. Butcher.
From Ontario County Journal 28 May 1909
Naples, N. Y. - Patrick Daley, an old one-armed soldier, died at
the soldiers home in Bath on Friday last. He had formerly lived at
Rushville and Cheshire. His wife and daughter and Mrs. Fred Prouty, of
this place, attended the funeral at Bath on Monday. He was 72 years old.
From Ontario County Journal 28 January 1898
Canadice, N. Y. - Asa Dalrimple, an old and much respected
resident of this town, died at the home of his daughter in East Mendon
on the 23d inst. His remains were brought here on the 25th, and
services were held in the M. E. church. Interment took place in the
Evergreen cemetery at Springwater.
From Ontario County Journal 3 August 1883
Canadice, N. Y. - Mrs. Jane Dalrymple, an esteemed and highly
respected lady, died on the 18th inst. Her funeral services
were held at the Christian church in Springwater, on Friday, the 20th,
Rev. Damon, pastor, officiating. She leaves a husband and three
daughters, who have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement.
From Ontario County Journal 14 April 1916
The remains of Michael Dalton, aged 76 years, whose death
occurred at Clifton Springs on Friday night, were interred in Calvary
Cemetery on Monday. There survive five daughters, Sister Anthony of
Rochester, Mrs. Frank Hennesey, Mrs. John Griffith and Miss Julia
Dalton, all of Buffalo, Mrs. Michael Tobin of Clifton Springs; and one
son, John B. Dalton of Pittsburgh, Pa.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 November 1910
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Yesterday morning at her home, on
Stephens street, in this village, occurred the death of Mrs. Mary
Dalton, wife of Michael Dalton. Mrs. Dalton's death was sudden
although she had not been in good health for several years past. Of
late she had seemed to be much improved. Friday morning she attended
mass at the St. Felix Catholic church, of which she had been a member
for many years, and as has been her custom when able. She came home in
good spirits and seemed to be quite well for her, when, as she was
taking off her wraps, she became unconscious and lived only a few
minutes. Mrs. Dalton was born in Ireland about 64 years ago, and had
lived in this country for the past 42 years. Five years ago she moved
with her family to their present home in this village from their farm
in the Town of Hopewell, near here. Mrs. Dalton leaves her husband, one
son, John B. Dalton of Pittsburg, Pa.; six daughters, Sister Anthony of
St. Mary's Convent of Rochester; Mrs. Frank Hennessey, Misses Margaret
and Julia Dalton of Buffalo; Mrs. David O'Keefe and Mrs. Michael Toban
of Clifton Springs; also two sisters, Mrs. John Donovan and Mrs.
Michael Cosgrove, Clifton Springs.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 April 1918
James Daly died yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at his home,
No. 50 East North street. He leaves his wife; four daughters,
Katherine, Mary, Margaret and Helen; three sons, James, Harold and
John, of this city; his mother, three sisters, Bridget in Ireland, and
Mrs. Michael Riley and Mrs. Charles Dotie of this city; four brothers,
John, Patrick, Charles, in Ireland; and Thomas Daly of this city, who
is in the United States service. He was a member of the C. R. and B. A.
and the Mason Tenders Union.
From Ontario County Journal 6 December 1912
Without regaining consciousness, Mrs. James Daly, aged 69
years, died on Monday morning as the result of inhaling coal gas. Mrs.
Daly was found unconscious by neighbors at her home on West avenue last
Friday noon, and was removed to Memorial Hospital where she died. There
survive one son, John, of Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Fox of
Victor, and Mrs. Eugene Lunday of Syracuse; two sisters and one
brother, Mrs. Mary Melville of Canandaigua and Mrs. Ellen Beer of
Victor, and James Splain of Boston, Mass. Private funeral services were
held on Wednesday, Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord officiating. Interment was
From Ontario County Journal 21 January 1916
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - John Daly, an old and respected
resident of West Bloomfield, living northeast of here, just over the
town line, passed away suddenly at his home about noon on Monday with
apoplexy. He had not felt well for several days, but had been about all
the time. He leaves two sons and two daughters, Miss Mary and Joseph,
who have always lived at home, and John, a lawyer of Rochester, and
Mrs. Earl Palmer of Hopewell, besides several grandchildren. Burial was
in East Bloomfield on Thursday beside his wife who died about six ago.
From Ontario County Journal 9 August 1895
About 9 o'clock Tuesday morning, Joseph Daly met with a
fatal accident while engaged with others in the removal of the horse
chestnut trees in Atwater park. Mr. Daly had climbed a tree and placed
a rope about it and was descending when he stepped upon a decayed
branch and fell to the ground 15 feet below. He was dazed by the fall,
and in this condition was taken to the his home on West Avenue. Dr.
Hallenbeck was summoned and found the man suffering from injuries of a
serious nature. In falling he had struck upon his shoulder and the back
of his neck, breaking the breast bone and causing internal injuries.
The injured man had been under the physicians' care almost constantly
since the accident, but it was apparent that his injuries would result
fatally. Yesterday morning Mr. Daly grew worse until death relieved his
suffering about eleven o'clock. He was 65 years of age, and leaves a
wife and three children, John and Ella Daly and Mrs. Henry Fox of
Hick's Point. Mr. Daly had been an employee of the village for several
A peculiar incident in connecting with Mr. Daly's last hours was the
marriage of his daughter, Minnie, to Henry Fox. The date of the wedding
had been planned and arrangements for the occasion were under way when
the unfortunate accident occurred. It had almost been decided to
postpone the wedding, but the father asked that the ceremony be
performed. Yesterday was the time set for the wedding, and about 9
o'clock, at the bedside of the dying man, Rev. C. J. Clausen performed
the ceremony. George Miller, Jr., acted as best man and Ella Daly,
sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid. The funeral of Mr. Daly will
be held tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at 2 p.m. Rev. C. J. Clausen will
From Geneva Daily Times 16 June 1943
Peter Damick, aged 75, died Tuesday afternoon at the family home on
West High street following a long illness. Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Frances Farry Damick; six daughters, Mrs. James Liberatore, Mrs.
Anthony Damico, and the Misses Julia, Elizabeth, Margaret and
Magdaline, all of Geneva; five sons, Dominick of Rochester, James of
Geneva, Carmen of New York, Pfc. Joseph of the U. S. Army in
California, Francis of Geneva; and nineteen grandchildren. Mr. Damick
was employed by the City of Geneva for over twenty years, prior to
which he was the proprietor of a grocery store on Exchange street for
From Geneva Daily Times 16 June 1923
The death of Mrs. Rose Damick of Powers Alley occurred
yesterday afternoon at the Geneva City Hospital after a short illness.
Besides her husband, Sebastiano Damick, she leaves three small children
and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Damick of this city. Funeral
services will be held at the home Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock and at
9 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales church. Burial will be in St.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 January 1928
The death of Donato Damico of 149 North Genesee street
occurred at the Willard State Hospital yesterday at 12:20 o'clock
following an illness of two years. He is survived by his widow; three
sons, Philip, Patrick and Anthony; and one daughter, Philomena, all of
this city. The funeral will be held on Wednesday morning at 8:30
o'clock from his late home and at 9 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales
church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery. Mr. Damico was a
member of Victor Emmanuel Society and also the Ortucchio Club.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 April 1971
Joseph Damico, 77, of 19 Cherry St., Geneva, died last night at
the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Bath after a long illness.
Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Bennett Funeral
Home, Inc., and at 9 a.m. in St. Francis de Sales Church. Mr. Damico
was a member of the Winnek Post American Legion, the Moose Club of
Geneva and the VFW. He was a World War I veteran. He is survived by two
sons, Joseph Damico, Jr., of Canandaigua and Herbert Damico of Geneva;
two daughters, Mrs. Seward (Marian) Youngs of Geneva and Mrs. Eugene
(Evelyn) Rice of Rochester; 12 grandchildren and two
From Geneva Daily Times 9 November 1896
An Italian laborer, Tony Damiono by name, about 25
years of age, was found dead this morning in a shanty, west of the
Park station, sitting in his chair at the breakfast table. A little
Italian girl, entered the room at 9:30 o'clock and found him with his
head and body inclining over the side of the chair, the back of which
partly gone. She called her mother who notified James Kelly and Peter
who went to the place. Dr. McCaw was called, who made the examination
the man and concluded that he had died from the effects of heart
Borgman's ambulance was summoned and the body was taken to the morgue,
Coroner Wright, who was in Canandaigua, was notified and upon arrival
took the remains in charge. The deceased was the proprietor of the
and is spoken of highly by his companions. The little girl who found
Giovannena Rainone, was his niece. The case is in the hands of Fred
the Italian interpreter.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 June 1895
Gideon Damm, a resident of South Bristol, died at the Rochester
city hospital last Monday. He
was 23 years old.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 August 1904
William Hibbard Dana, twenty-three years of age, a linotype
operator employed by the Geneva Printing company, died at 2 o'clock
this morning at the Geneva City hospital after a ten
days' sickness with typhoid fever. The deceased was one of the six
persons who contracted typhoid from the well at the rear of the
house run by Mrs. Alice R. Owen at No. 42 Colt street. Mr. Dana was
in Rochester and lived there until a year ago, when he secured a
as an operator in Flint, Mich. From Flint he came to this city four
months ago. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. L. E. Dana, who was
planning to come to this city to live with her son, and one sister,
Mrs. Charles S. Lewis of Flint, Mich. Frank Allen, sergeant of
Rochester police force
is an uncle of the deceased. The body was taken to Rochester on the
o'clock Central train this afternoon, where the funeral will be held.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 August 1907
James H. Danahee, aged 52 years, who was suffocated yesterday
in the cellar of the pumphouse of the Inter-Urban Gas Company at
Railroad Place, will be buried from his late residence, 52 Wadsworth
street, Monday morning at 7:30 o'clock. The funeral services will be
held at St. Francis de Sales church and interment will be made at St.
Patrick's Cemetery. Mr. Danahee was a well-known and respected citizen
of this city, having lived here for the past ten years. He is survived
by his wife and two sons, James of this city and Daniel of Rochester.
From Naples Record 3 March 1926
On Monday morning of this week, March 1st, occurred the death at her home in this village of Mrs. Caroline G. Daniels. She
was the daughter of Luman and Fanny Robinson Gilbert and was born at
Honeoye on August 23, 1849. Her husband, Chester H. Daniels, to whom
she was married on January 5th, 1875, passed away on February 24th
1924. Mr. and Mrs. Daniels resided on their farm on the shore of
Honeoye lake until 1908, when they moved to this village, which place
had since been her home. Mrs, Daniels is survived by one
daughter, Mrs. Ray L. Morley, of Canandaigua; one brother, Charles
Gilbert of Honeoye; and two nephews, Fayette Brown and Oliver Brown of Detroit. Funeral services will be held from the home this
afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Frank A. Hawley, pastor of
the Presbyterian church and burial will be made beside her husband in
Rose Ridge cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 1 June 1877
Frost Town, N. Y. - On this Thursday morning, May 24th, Ezra
Daniels, one of our oldest and most respected inhabitants departed
this life quite suddenly. He worked
hard all day on Saturday last setting hop poles. He was near
ninety years of age. He leaves a wife and a large family of children,
with hosts of friends, to mourn his loss. He had not an enemy
in the world. All spoke well of uncle Daniels. He has lived with
us up here nearly 25 years.
From Ontario County Times 15 January 1890
South Bristol, N. Y. - Ezra Daniels, an old and respected
citizen, died at his home near Boswell's Corners, December 30. The
funeral was held at his late residence New Year's day and was largely
attended by relatives and friends. Rev. Mr. Millard, of Naples,
officiated, and the interment was at Honeoye.
From Ontario County Journal 9 April 1915
Franklin U. Daniels, of Baptist Hill, passed away at Memorial
Hospital, where he had been confined for a week on Tuesday. Deceased
was born at Lima, June 26, 1946, but had spent most of his life in the
vicinity of Bristol. He leaves his wife, three daughters and one son,
Mrs. Minnie Case of Bristol; Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson and Mrs. Walter B.
Case, of Canandaigua, and William H. Daniels, of Bristol; two brothers,
Charles of Cheshire, and Edson of South Livonia; and three sisters,
Mrs. John Daniels of South Livonia, Mrs. Richard Treat of South
Bristol, and Mrs. William Boyd of Canandaigua. The funeral services
will be held at the home this morning at 11 o'clock. Rev. W. H. Edmonds
will officiate and interment will be at Evergreen cemetery. He was a
member of Charles R. Lilly Post, G. A. R, which will have charge of the
services at the grave. He enlisted in Company H, 4th New York Heavy
Artillery and served through the Civil war.
From Ontario County Journal 3 August 1900
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Fred Daniels from
consumption occurred at her home here last Friday morning. The funeral
services were held at the Congregational church on Sunday morning at 11
o'clock, Revs. Day and Stubbins officiating. The burial was at Conesus,
her former home. The deceased was 40 years of age. Her husband and twin
daughters, Georgia and Josie, survive her. Mrs. Daniels was held in
high esteem by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.
From Naples Record 16 March 1938
At the home of her sister, Mrs. A. J. Renoldson, in this village, on Sunday, March 13, occurred the death of Mrs. Laura Jane Daniels, 86,
widow of Charles Daniels. She was born on November 22, 1851, and had
lived the greater part of her life in Cheshire. Her parents were
Hickson and Nancy Tinney Butler. Besides the sister above-mentioned,
she leaves a grandson, Colburn Daniels, of Middlesex, and more distant
relatives. Mrs. Daniels was a particularly likable and admirable
character, and had many friends. Family services will be held
from the Renoldson home at 2 p.m. today, the Rev. John H. Sandmeyer, of
the Naples Methodist Episcopal Church, officiating. Burial will be made
in the cemetery in Cheshire.
From Ontario County Chronicle 1 May 1901
Hopewell, N. Y. - Mrs. Catherine Dannehe, wife of Daniel
Dannehe, Sr., died at her home in Hopewell, Monday, April 22, aged 67
years. Death was due to general debility. Mrs. Dannehe was born in
Latrom. She came to this country when a girl, 18 years old, where she
spent the remainder of her days. Mrs. Dannehe had a wide circle of
and as a neighbor will be missed, as she was always willing to give a
hand when in need. She is survived by her husband, and seven children:
Frank McCarrick, Mrs. Michael Carney, John, James, Daniel, William and
Jerry M. The funeral took place Wednesday morning at St. Francis De
Church, Geneva, N. Y., Rev. M. C. Wall of Stanley officiating. Burial
From Geneva Daily Times 31 May 1904
The funeral of Daniel Dannahe, who was
found dead in bed Saturday morning, at his home three miles west
of Seneca Castle, took place at 10:30 yesterday morning from St.
Francis de Sales church. The deceased was seventy-five years of age,
and died of heart failure.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 January 1937
Daniel Dannahe, aged 74, well known in Geneva, died at his home in
Algerine street, town of Hopewell, last night after a short illness.
Surviving are his wife; one son, William of Hopewell; two daughters,
Mrs. Leo J. Knight and Mrs. Jay A. Cochrane of Geneva; two grandsons
and two granddaughters; two brothers, William of Hall and Jerry of
Hopewell. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock from
his late home and 10 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales church, this city.
Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 November 1941
Mrs. Mary Dannahe, 84, died at 3:45 this morning at the home of her
granddaughter, Mrs. John F. Gleason, North Brook street. Surviving are
three grandchildren, Mrs. Gleason and J. Nelson Dannahe of Geneva, and
Virginia Dannahe of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Susan McGuane of
Waterloo, and Mrs. William Graney, Geneva; and one brother, Andrew
Hickey, Waterloo. Mrs. Dannahe was a member of the Rosary Society of
St. Francis de Sales church. The funeral will be held Saturday morning
at 8:30 o'clock from the home of Mrs. Gleason and 9 o'clock from St.
Francis de Sales church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 8 September 1893
Naples, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Emma Danz occurred at
the home of her mother, Mrs. C. Shepard, on Aug. 30. She was 33 years
of age, and died of consumption. Her home had been in the town of
Hopewell for many years. The burial was in Rose Ridge cemetery on
From Shortsville Enterprise 17 February 1916
The death of Bernard P. Darling, one of the best-known and
most popular men in the Parlor Village, occurred at his home in High
street on Saturday morning about 7 o'clock following an illness of
several months. He had been confined to his bed for only three weeks.
His age was 71 years. The chiefest of Mr. Darling's ills was a broken
heart caused by the accidental drowning of his grandson, Oliver Titus,
in the pond at Littleville during the month of November, 1913. The boy
had endeared himself wonderfully to Mr. Darling and since the sad
accident he had mourned heavily. Bernard Pettit Darling was a son of
the late Charles and Helen Pettit Darling, and was
born in Hudson, Columbia county, on June 16, 1844. His boyhood days
passed on his parents' farm in Cayuga county near Auburn. His education
was received at the public school in his home township and at Oakwood
at Union Springs. During the late '60s he removed to what is known as
Tiffany farm, just south of this village on the plank road leading to
Canandaigua. Shortly after coming here he found his life partner in the
person of Miss Augusta Booth, a daughter of the late Danforth and Sarah
Morgan Booth. At one time Mr. Darling, in company with his brother,
William Darling, became owner of a wheel factory then located in
Littleville. In later years he
represented the Garlock Packing Co., of Palmyra, as a salesman, his
being in the South and West. For several years past he had been
occupying his time with doing small jobs of repairing and carpentering
about the village. In the death of Mr. Darling, Shortsville surely
a man of sterling worth and the highest integrity. He was a most
unassuming character, yet he was ever ready to defend the principles of
right and to recall his past life readily shows that he lived a life
corresponded fully with his belief. He was especially fond of children
it is needless to add that children in general cherished for him high
and fast friendship. He leaves to mourn their loss a widow; two
Mrs. Fred A. Titus, of Grove street, and Mrs. Louis J. Riggs, of Flint,
three grandchildren, Miss Helen of Shortsville, and Marion and Bernard
of Flint; three nephews, Harry Darling of Hopewell, and Kenneth and
Darling of Los Angeles, Cal.; also four nieces, Mrs. H. M. Calhoun of
this State; Mrs. William Barney and Miss Pearl Darling of Buffalo, and
Robert Oliver of Rochester. The funeral obsequies were held from his
home on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Donald
MacKenzie, pastor of the Presbyterian church. The interment was made in
cemetery in this village.
From Ontario County Times 25 February 1885
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mr. Chas. A. Darling, for several years
a respected citizen of this village, died very suddenly from an
apoplectic stroke, at his son-in-law's store in Trumansburg, last
Tuesday morning. The news came with a shock to his relatives and
friends here, who, remembering his distinguished presence and healthy
appearance had no expectation of such a termination of his long and
useful life. His age was 65 years. His relatives here have the sympathy
of the community.
From Ontario County Journal 17 November 1916
The death of Charles D. Darling, a resident of Canandaigua
for 16 years, occurred on Tuesday morning, following a long illness.
Deceased was born at South Bend, Ind., 62 years ago, and was for many
years engaged in manufacturing enterprises in Indiana and later at
Auburn. He was at one time employed with the Edison Electric Company at
New York. In 1889 he was married to Anna Louise Thurston, daughter of
Col. James S. Thurston, who, with two sons, David Thurston Darling and
Thurston V. Darling, survive. There also survive five brothers and two
sisters, who reside in the west and Pennsylvania. The funeral services
were held at the home on Gorham street yesterday. Rev. Livingston L.
Taylor, pastor of the Congregational church, of which he was a member,
officiated. Interment was at Woodlawn.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 November 1908
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Charles W. Darling died at his home on Chapin
street at 5 o'clock yesterday morning, after a long illness. Mr.
Darling was in his 39th year and had been a resident of Canandaigua
since the age of two years. He is survived by his wife, nee Florence
VanWormer, his mother, Mrs. Maury, and an aunt, who all reside on
Chapin street, this village. For the past 25 years Mr. Darling had been
a newspaper correspondent and press writer, and was well-known in
Western New York. He had been connected with the various Rochester,
Buffalo, Syracuse, New York and Canandaigua papers, and had been a
diligent and careful news writer. He had always taken an active part in
promoting Canandaigua's welfare. He was a member of the Canandaigua
Business Men's Club and a lifelong adherent of the Baptist faith. The
funeral will take place from the Methodist church tomorrow afternoon at
3 o'clock, with interment at Woodlawn.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 January 1923
Mrs. Hiram Darling died
at her home, 13 Colt street, this morning at 3 o'clock, after an
illness of several weeks. She is survived by her husband, Hiram Darling;
one daughter, Mrs. Will B. Smith; two grandchildren, Mrs. J. B. Mackin
and Henry J. Spears, all of Geneva.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 April 1911
Luther Darling, aged 66 years, died this morning at 7:20 o'clock at
the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jennie Hunt, No. 364 Exchange street,
after a brief illness. On Monday he suffered a stroke of paralysis. He
is survived by two sons, Hiram and Charles; one daughter, Mrs. Fred
Hunt; two brothers, Israel Darling and James Darling; three sisters,
Mrs. Caroline Gale of Jackson, Mich., Mrs. Mary Bryant of
Middleport, N. Y., and Mrs. Luctria Green of Waterloo. The funeral will
take place Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from Devaney &
Fletcher's undertaking rooms. Dr. A. E. Hall, of the Methodist church
will officiate and interment will be in Washington Street Cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 25 May 1930
Geneva. N. Y., May 24 - Mrs. Mary Darling, widow of William
Darling, died today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas F.
Brennan. She leaves her daughter and a son, Charles M. Caton of
Chicago. Funeral Monday at 2:30 o'clock from the Brennan home.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 August 1929
Mrs. Sophia Darling, aged 53 years, died at her home today, 8
Clover street, after a long illness. She is survived by her husband,
Charles Darling; one daughter, Mrs. Florence Vanorden of Seneca Falls;
two sons, James Parmelee and Clifford Parmelee of Geneva; ten
grandchildren; and two brothers, Louis Mauerer of Cleveland, O., and
John Brockwell of Pine Bush, N. Y.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 January 1924
The death of William H. Darling, who
died suddenly yesterday morning at his home in the Wheat block, Seneca
street, will be held tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Thomas Brennan. Dr. J. B. Hubbs, chaplain of Hobart
College, will have charge. Ark Lodge, F. & A. M., will go to the
house in a body at 10:45 o'clock and have a part in the service. The
bearers will be from the Lodge. They are Mayor J. H. Stahl, George
Stubbs, William M. Fink, John M. Horner, Charles Lyon and George A.
Peel. The committal service will be in charge of the Masons, with
Charles Guile as acting chaplain. Interment will be in Glenwood
From Geneva Daily Times 7 December 1908
The funeral of Mrs. Esther Augusta Darrow, widow of the
late Charles Darrow, took place this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock
from the home of her son, Charles H. Darrow, of 118 Pulteney street.
Rev. W. W. Weller, pastor of the First Presbyterian church officiated,
and interment was in Glenwood Cemetery. The bearers were Messrs. S. D.
Willard, D. H. Henry, T. E. Rippey, T. H. Rawlins, C. C Davison and C.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 July 1920
Phelps, N. Y. - Herman Darrow, 67 years of age, died suddenly
Monday afternoon while at work in a cherry orchard on Arthur Vincent's
place on Clifton street, this village. Heart disease is believed to
have caused his death. Mr. Darrow was born at Stacey's Basin, Oneida
county, and had lived in Phelps for many years. He is survived by his
wife, Mrs. Gusta Darrow of this village; a son, Edwin of Toledo; a
sister, Mrs. Pratt of Adrian, Mich.; and a brother, John Darrow of
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 31 October 1933
Canandaigua, Oct. 30 - Zackary Taylor Darrow, 85, Civil War veteran
and well-known business man, died at his home in Chapin Street, last
night following a two months illness. For many years he was engaged in
the general contracting business but more recently had been district
distributor for a road-building machinery company. He was born in
Schuyler Lake, Otsego county, Aug. 4, 1848, the son of the Rev.
Sylvester and Tryphenia Burdick Darrow. In 1875 he was married to Miss
Harriet J. Cutler of New Bertin, who died in 1923, and leaves a son and
daughter, Charles S. Darrow and Mrs. John J. Lindner, both of this
city. Funeral will take place at the home Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.
From Geneva Gazette 6 February 1847
Sudden Death - Mr. Nathan Daskam, an old and well-known resident
of our village, dropped down on Wednesday morning at his house, and
almost instantly expired. He had been at work out of doors, but a
few minutes before his death. He had been in bad health for a
long time, and has, for some time we believe, been suffering from
dropsy in the chest.
From Geneva Courier 25 December 1872
Obituary - Hannah Daskom, died at her residence on Monday forenoon
last, at the age of 81 years and 5 months. Mrs. Daskom has been a
resident of Geneva since the year 1811. At the time of her death
she was the oldest living member of the Methodist Church in Geneva,
having been connected therewith for more than 60 years. She was a
quiet, industrious woman, of deep and abiding piety, and, though not
rich in this world's goods, her consistent, bodly life, proved a source
of strength to the church which she loved and by its entire membership
will her death be keenly felt and sincerely mourned. In the death
of old and prominent members, the Methodist Church of this village has
been peculiarly afflicted during the past year, Judge Smith and Father
Simpson passing away nearly at the same time, and to these is now added
the name of Hannah Daskom, hardly less esteemed than
either of the former. The funeral of Mrs. Daskom will take place
from the M. E. church on Thursday at 2 P. M.
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