From Geneva Advertiser 19 February 1901
"Dat" to "Daz" Obituaries
From Shortsville Enterprise 21 March 1935
The death of Mrs. Carrie Koole Datthyn, wife of Isaac
Datthyn, well-known town of Manchester farmer, occurred at her home last
Thursday evening. She was in her 66th year. The survivors are her
husband; two sons, Harold Datthyn of Shortsville and Clifford Datthyn of
Buffalo; also a brother, Jacob Koole of Walworth and a sister Mrs.
Walter Hurley of Cleveland, Ohio. Funeral services were held from her
late home at 2 o'clock on Saturday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Leon
L. Swarthout, pastor of the Manchester Baptist church. The remains were
interred in Brookside cemetery, Shortsville.
From Shortsville Enterprise May 1922
The death of Isaac Datthyn occurred
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl M. Dawson in Palmyra street on
Tuesday, after an extended illness. He was in his 74th year. Mr. Datthyn
was a native of Holland, having been born Jan. 30, 1868. He came to
America in 1883, settling in Manchester township. He owned and operated
his farm until about five years ago, when he retired and came to
Shortsville. He broke up his farm shortly after the death of his wife.
He is survived by two sons, Harold Datthyn of Shirley Road and Clifford
J. Datthyn of Buffalo; two sisters, Mrs. Susan Howard and Mrs. Minnie
Vienna, both of Palmyra; also three grandchildren. Obsequies will be
held from the Dawson home at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon, conducted by
the Rev. Leon L. Swarthout, pastor of the Manchester Baptist church.
Interment will follow in the Brookside Cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 26 January 1939
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Alice Davenport died yesterday in
her home on the Canandaigua-Geneva Turnpike, Town of Hopewell.
Surviving are five sons, Daniel, Rochester; Myron and Clarence,
Hopewell; Charles and Albert, Canandaigua; also a brother, William
Gerlinger, Canandaigua; and a sister, Mrs. Emma Isenhour, Geneva.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the home, with
burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Died in Geneva, February 19, 1901, Mrs. Harriet R. Davenport, widow
Davenport. She was the oldest daughter of
Henry and Nancy Davenport, and was born in Geneva May 30, 1824,
consequently was aged 76 years, 9 months and 15 days. Of her
father's family there is now but one survivor, the widow of Richard
Brown, who still resides here. She leaves two sons, George and
Will, of Newton, N. J., both strapping big fellows, enjoying good
positions down there, and her youngest daughter, Minnie, who is married
and lives at Lockport. All three children were here at the time
of her death, having been summoned by
telegraph. The funeral occurred yesterday afternoon, and
interment was made in Washington street cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 November 1943
Joseph J. Davids, aged 53, of Austin Place, died at the Geneva
General Hospital last night after a short illness. Surviving are his
wife, Viola E. Davids; his mother, Mrs. Mary Davids of Syracuse; one
step-son, Henry E. Winkinson of Niles, Ohio; three sons, Corporal
Robert J. Davids, with the U. S. Army Air Forces at Camp Kingman,
Arizona, and Joseph V. and Alfred G., both of Geneva; one sister, Mrs.
Elmer Johnson of Syracuse; two brothers, Leo and Walter Davids, both of
Geneva. Mr. Davids had been employed for many years as a pattern maker
at the Andes Range and Furnace Corporation, and had recently been
employed at the Geneva Forge, Inc.
Evangelical Magazine & Gospel Advocate, Utica NY, Fri. 12 Mar 1841
[a Universalist newspaper]
DEATHS. In West Richmond, December 30th, MARY ELIZABETH, and AMANDA W. DAVIDSON, the former aged two years and nine months, the latter four years and nine months; also, on January 2d, FRANCES AMELIA, aged eight years and ten months, and on January 3d, EUDORA HELEN,
aged seven years, nearly, daughters of Mentor and Rachel Davidson. Thus
in less than one short week, have these bereaved parents been
called to bid adieu to four interesting and lovely children—their whole
family! Surely “The ways of God are past finding out.”
Earth, indeed, can have few charms for them. Their treasure is in
heaven. May the happy assurance that these buds in mortal life,
will be flowers in immortality, cheer their desponding and deeply
afflicted hearts. The funerals were fully attended, and the
consolations of the Gospel which speaks “Peace” to the troubled soul,
were administered by the Rev. Wm. Queal, to the mourning friends and a
sorrowful and sympathising congregation.
This contribution was kindly donated by Karen Dau, Rochester NY
Archivist, NY State Convention of Universalists
From Ontario County Chronicle 19 September 1900
Richmond Mills, N. Y. - A sad and shocking accident
occurred in our midst Thursday evening. As John Davidson, a
farmer by occupation, was throwing down fodder he had to cross a
certain stick of timber in the barn; when he was half way across he
lost his balance, falling a distance of ten feet. He being a large man
the fall injured him internally, so badly that he was unconscious when
picked up a few minutes later. Medical assistance was summoned at once
but was of no avail. He suffered great pain until Friday evening when
he died with an inward hemorrhage. He leaves, besides his wife, a
father and mother, two brothers and a sister, Mrs. John Sleight, all of
whom were with him during his illness. His funeral was largely attended
Sunday afternoon from the school at Dennison's Corners. Interment at
the same place. His grief-stricken family have the sympathy of his many
acquaintances in this community.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 December 1896
The death of David Davie occurred yesterday morning at about
9 o'clock at his home at Glass Factory Bay. The cause of death was old
age. He is survived by three sons and one daughter.
From Geneva Daily Times 31 August 1904
The funeral of Fred J. Davie, who died yesterday at his
home on Castle street, will take place tomorrow afternoon from the
house, Rev. Charles W. Hayes, D. D., officiating. Burial will be in
Glenwood cemetery. The deceased, who was thirty-one years of
age, was born in this city and had lived here throughout his life. For
a number of years he was employed in J. C. Fitzwater's shoe store. He
was a member of Trinity church and also of Old Castle lodge, I. O. O.
F. The deceased is survived by his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. James Davie, his widow and two children.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 June 1942
George T. Davie, 74, of 64 North Main street, died Saturday at the
Geneva General Hospital after a short illness. He leaves his widow,
Mrs. Emilie Davie; one son, DeLinton G. Davie of Buffalo; a sister,
Miss Mary C. Davie; and one brother, Robert A. Davie, Geneva. The
funeral was held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon from the Bennett
Funeral Home, with the Rev. Howard H. Hassinger of St. Peter's
Episcopal Church officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
The bearers were Frederick D. Whitwell, Charles Fox, Edmund J. Fitton
and John Davie.
From Geneva Gazette 8 February 1901
James Davie, aged 52 years, died at the family residence on Jay
street Wednesday night at 8 o'clock. Deceased was born in Geneva
and was a member of Trinity church. Beside his widow, two
daughters, Mrs. J. Hutchison, Miss Grace Davie, and one son, Leslie
Davie, of this city survive; also four brothers, Thomas and
William Davie of Dresden, George and John Davie of this city, and one
sister, Mrs. J. Frans of Bradford, Pa.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 April 1907
John Davie died yesterday afternoon at his
home on the Pre-emption Road. The deceased was 69 years old and
was a private in the 1st New York Veteran Cavalry. He is survived
by a widow, two sons, George T. Davie of North Tonawanda, and Robert
A. Davie of this city; one daughter, Miss Mary C. Davie of this city;
three brothers, Thomas and William of Torrey, and George of Geneva;
one sister, Mrs. Kate Franks of Allegany, Pa.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 April 1933
The funeral of Mrs. Sarah M. Davie, widow of the late James
M. Davie, who died Saturday morning, was held this afternoon at 3
o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Hutchinson, with the
Rev. Howard H. Hassinger of St. Peter's Church officiating. Burial was
in Glenwood Cemetery. The bearers were the Messrs. Leo and Harry
DeMell, William, John, Robert and George Davie.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 January 1908
Mrs. Sarah F. Davie, aged 58 years, died yesterday morning at the
City Hospital after undergoing an operation last week. She leaves
two sons. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock
from her late residence between Flint and Stanley. Burial will be at
Hill. Rev. A. B. Temple, pastor of the Presbyterian church at No. 9,
From Geneva Daily Times 21 January 1908
Stanley, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah Smith Davie of Stanley died at the
Geneva City Hospital at 4 o'clock Sunday morning. She was taken to the
hospital and underwent a critical operation for kidney trouble Monday,
January 13th. Mrs. Davie was 57 years of age, highly respected by a
circle of friends and will be sadly mourned by her children. She leaves
one daughter, Mrs. Anna Nellis; three sons, Charles, Henry and George
and a niece, Miss Hannah Smith, who has shared her home several years.
From Ontario County Chronicle 28 May 1902
Rushville, N. Y. - Died, at the home of M. W. Fisher on Wednesday,
21, Mrs. Jane Davies, aged 77 years. Funeral was held from the
of Mr. Fisher on Friday afternoon, Rev. D. M. Van Tuyl officiating.
in Nettle Valley Cemetery, Potter.
From Ontario County Journal 30 October 1908
Mrs. Abbie E. Carrier Davis, wife of William A. Davis, died at her
home on the west lake shore on Friday, after an illness of four months.
She was born in Evans, Erie county, 64 years ago. As a young woman, she
was a teacher, spending years teaching among the Indians on the
Cattaraugus and Alleghany reservations. Coming from a Christian home,
her life was spent in thoughtful service for others, both in the church
and among her friends. Anyone in trouble or needing counsel or sympathy
found in her a helper. In 1866, she was married to William A Davis, who
had lived in Canandaigua for some years. Three years later they came to
make their home in Canandaigua mad vicinity. During part of the time,
Mrs. Davis sand in the Presbyterian church choir. Fourteen years later
they moved to Buffalo, coming back to the west lake shore two years
ago. Mrs. Davis was essentially a home maker, surrounding herself with
books, music and friends and typifying all that the word "mother" means
in its truest sense. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband; a
brother, Duane Carrier, of Buffalo; a sister, Mrs. Julia V. White, of
East Falls Church, Geneva.; and two daughters, Mrs. Joseph J. Kingsbury
of Buffalo and Mrs. R. Clifton Gibbs of Ithaca. A large number of
friends and relatives gathered at the home of Mr. Davis' nephew, M. O.
Evans on West avenue, on Sunday afternoon to pay their last tribute to
her and she was laid to rest in the West avenue cemetery. Many flowers
testified to the esteem and love with which she was regarded. Rev. J.
S. Ebersole officiated.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 March 1915
Alfred S. Davis, 35 years of age, of 317 Lake street, died
yesterday at Oakmount Sanitarium. He is survived by his father and
mother, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Davis, and one brother, Walter Davis, all of
this city. The remains were taken to his late home.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 17 May 1929
Shortsville, May 16 - Funeral services of Mrs. Amy A. Davis were
held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Holcomb, at
Littleville. Mrs. Davis was the widow of David R. Davis, a Civil war
veteran. She leaves four daughters, Mrs. Edward Holcomb of Littleville,
Mrs. Viola Harris and Mrs. Aaron Faulkrod of Painted Post, Mrs. D. E.
Westbrook of Sayre, Pa.; two sons, Walter Davis of Shortsville , and
William Davis of Phelps; and three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Towner of
Elmira, Mrs. James Cogswell of Leraysville, Pa., and Mrs. F. D. Parrish
of Forkville, Pa.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 June 1907
Mrs. Ann Davis, widow of the late William Davis,
died yesterday noon at the home of her son, William Davis, Jr., of
No. 29 Lafayette avenue. Mrs. Davis was 73 years old, was born in Wales
and came to this country fifty years on her wedding trip. She has since
resided in this city. For the past year, she has been in poor health
and about five weeks ago, she underwent an operation at the City
Hospital. Her home was at No. 19 Lafayette avenue but since being at
the hospital, she has
lived with her son. Besides her son, she is survived by one brother,
Bowen, who lives in Wales. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon
2:30 o'clock from the house, and at 3 o'clock from St. Peter's
Episcopal church. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, rector, will officiate and
interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 16 March 1929
Canandaigua, N. Y., March 15 - Mrs. Anna Maxfield Davis, 83, died
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Carey, in this city today. She
was the widow of Benjamin Davis, Civil War veteran, who died here Feb.
18. Besides Mrs. Carey, she leaves three daughters and two sons, Mrs.
Fred Vandy and Mrs. Homer Erb of Canandaigua, Mrs. Simon Hilliard,
residing in the West, Benjamin and Fred Davis of Rochester. Funeral
from a local funeral home Monday at 2 o'clock. Burial in Academy
From Naples Record 25 November 1876
Died at his house in South Bristol on Wednesday evening, Nov. 22, 1876, after an illness of precisely seven weeks, Chas. G. Davis, aged
51 years. His disease was typhid pneumonia and dropsy, and his illness
a severe one. Mr. Davis has been, for over thirty years a resident of
South Bristol, and his death has cast a gloom over a large circle of
long-time friends. In his family he was always characterized as a kind
husband and indulgent father, in the community as a courteous neighbor
and in the town as one of the most upright and reliable men, holding
the office as Justice of the Peace in the town for several years, and
filling the office acceptably. His loss is severely felt by his
townsmen. He leaves a wife and a large family of children who will miss
his care and guidance. The funeral services were held from the house on
Friday at 11 a.m., and was largely attended. The remains were deposited
in Lake View Cemetery, Honeoye.
From Ontario County Journal 8 December 1876
Frost Town, N Y. - On the 23d of Nov. one of our best citizens, C.
departed this life at 2 o'clock a.m. He was a kind
husband, and indulgent parent, a good neighbor, and highly respected by
all who knew him. He left a wife and a large family of children,
a mother, and many brothers and sisters to mourn his loss. His
age was 51. He had held the office of Justice of the Peace for
about 12 years. He had resided in this town about 22 years.
The funeral was held at the house by Joseph H. Cook. His
remains were deposited in Lake View Cemetery at Honeoye.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 20 March 1907
Dennison B. Davis died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. H.
Eighmy, Main street, Friday, after an illness of about three months.
The cause of death was heart disease. Mr. Davis was born in Ontario
county about 76 years ago and has resided in the county during his
entire life. He had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Eighmy, for
the past ten weeks. Besides his wife he is survived by three daughters,
Mrs. Eighmy and Mrs. George McMillan, both of Canandaigua; Mrs. Hiram
Depew of Los Angeles, Cal.; two sons, Carlton A. Davis of this village,
and Fred G. Davis of Richmond; one brother, W. A. Davis of
Buffalo. The funeral was held from the Eighmy home in Main street
Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. S. Ebersole officiated.
Interment in Woodlawn.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 December 1907
Naples, N. Y. - Edgar L. Davis, a young farmer, died after a two
days' illness, on Sunday, aged 35 years. He was the oldest son of a
veteran, William H. Davis, and was born in Prattsburgh. He had been a
resident of Naples twelve years. In 1897 he married Miss Blanche Coons,
of Ingleside, who, with four children, one an infant three weeks old,
is left. His parents, five brothers and five sisters, are living. He
recently bought a farm and was prospering.
From Ontario County Journal 26 October 1877
Drowning Casualty - The Naples Record of Saturday last
has the following account of the drowning of Edwin Davis in
Canandaigua Lake, near Maxwell's Point, and about one mile from
Woodville: On Wednesday Edwin Davis went to the lake with others
to fish and spend the day
in sport, and after the arrival of the Ontario, he in company with
Albert Wood of South Bristol, went out on the lake in a boat belonging
to Wood, and just around the Bend of Maxwell's Point on the north side,
they were capsized ! Wood swam to shore, but Mr. Davis was not
seen to rise after he went down. The friends dragged up to
midnight without finding the body. Mr. Anable, his father-in-law,
and his wife were informed in the evening, and before light,
preparations were made for a more effective search, and it was kept up
faithfully by the many anxious
friends during the day. As soon as day dawned on Friday, the
dragging by a fleet of sixteen boats was commenced, and the body was
secured with a trolling line about noon. It was at once brought
to the village, placed in the care of Wm. Marks who properly cared for
it. The body was found in about a
hundred feet of water and fifteen rods from the shore, near where the
accident occurred. His young wife and child and other relatives have
the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 November 1896
The death of Mrs. Eleanor Davis, occurred at 9 o'clock
this morning at the home of her son-in-law, Geo. W. Henderson, on
William street. She was over 75 years of age, and had lived forty years
in Geneva. She is survived by three daughters, Misses Nancy and Meda
Davis and Mrs. G. W. Henderson. The funeral will be held from the
Methodist church at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon.
From Ontario County Journal 3 May 1901
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - Mrs. Eliza Davis, who died at
Canandaigua last Friday, was one of Reeds Corners most estimable
ladies. Her maiden name was Eliza Lookup. She was born in Marion 44
years ago. She was married to Fayette W. Davis about 20 years ago and
had lived in this place from that time. Besides a large circle of
friends, she leaves her husband, four daughters, Clara, Ethel, Hester
and Daisy; four sons, Arthur, Josiah, William and Clifford; and two
brothers of Marion. The funeral was held at Marion, where the interment
was made. She will be greatly missed in her home, as she was a kind and
loving wife and mother; she will be missed by her neighbors, as she was
always kind and thoughtful of them in need or trouble.
From Geneva Gazette 16 December 1898
OBITUARY - Mrs. Ella, wife of Germain Davis, died at her
home, No. 55 Oak street, Tuesday morning last, 13th inst. She is
survived by her afflicted husband and three sons, George, Frank and
Walter. Her funeral took place this forenoon.
From Ontario County Journal 29 June 1888
Ezekiel S. Davis, one of Gorham's esteemed citizens, passed
from the scenes of this life on June 9th. Mr. Davis was born in
Limestone, Northumberland county, Pa., in November, 1816. He resided
there until he was about twenty-four years of age, when he came to
Gorham and made a home with his sister, Mrs. Dr. Hahn, upon the farm he
has owned and lived upon until the time
of his death. October 24, 1842, he was married in Canandaigua to Miss
Elizabeth Thorp, of the town of Gorham, who was at that time about
twenty-two years of age. To them were born five children -- Mary,
Edmund, Celia, Uriah and William, all of whom are now living, the first
three on or near the old homestead. Uriah is in Nebraska and William is
in Colorado. The mother of these five children died on the 10th day of
April, 1864, and her husband has survived her through a period of
nearly a quarter of a century, and his daughter, Mary, has performed
with willing hand the domestic duties of the family household. He was
seldom from home, except on matters of business or when attending some
social gathering. On the 7th of January, 1887, he was stricken down
with paralysis, and
from the shock he never recovered. Some time before his death, he
nearly helpless. So for nearly a year and a half he has been a creature
of care and an object of the kindest solicitude on the part of his
Mary, and during this long time, when measuring a period of sickness,
he has never been known to utter a word of fault or repine at his
He censured not a Higher Power, as an agent to bring affliction upon
Mr. Davis was not, to our knowledge, identified with any church
but was a regular attendant when in health and able to be attentive to
business. In politics he was a Democrat, but not of that class who
change a candidate upon his own ticket for a better one upon another
ticket. He was buried from his home on Tuesday, the 12th of June, Rev.
C. M. Bartholomew, of Suspension Bridge, and Rev. Mr. Marts, of Reed's
Corners, conducting the funeral exercises. After a sermon from the text
as in Hebrews 12:10, the remains were borne to Woodlawn cemetery, and
all that was mortal of one who was ever a good neighbor and kind friend
was laid away to everlasting rest.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 17 April 1907
Early Friday morning at his home in Reed's Corners, the death
occurred from heart disease of Fayette W. Davis, aged 55
years. Death came very unexpectedly as he had retired to his room the
night before in apparent good health. Mr. Davis was one of the best
known farmers in this section and had been a resident of Reed's Corners
for many years. Funeral services were held from the Baptist church in
Reed's Corners Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Rev. J. H. Knight, of
Gorham, officiating, and the remains were taken by train to Marion for
interment beside those of his wife who died six years ago. He is
survived by eight children, four boys, Arthur, Josiah, William and
Clifford Davis; and four daughters, Mrs. Earl Winnie and Ethel, Hester,
and Vera Davis, all of Reed's Corners.
From Ontario County Journal 19 November 1915
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - Mrs. Frances Emma Maffett Davis, a
former resident of this place, died on Nov. 10 at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. George Jones at Fishers. Death resulted from a fall
which occurred on Friday morning. Deceased was 83 years of age, and was
born in Bath. She is survived by five children: two daughters, Mrs.
George Jones of Fishers, and Miss Alice Davis of Reeds Corners; three
sons, Fred of Baldwinsville, Charles of Canandaigua and Eugene of this
place; one brother Norman Maffett of Utica. Funeral services were held
on Thursday in the Congregational church, Rev. McColl officiating.
Interment was made in the Reeds Corners Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 20 March 1914
Honeoye, N. Y. - This community was saddened on Saturday morning by the sudden death from acute indigestion of Mrs. Frank Davis. Deceased
was the daughter of Isaac and Harriet Bentley and was born in the old
Bentley homestead in the eastern part of the town 61 years ago, and had
always lived in this town. Besides her husband, she leaves her mother,
Mrs. Harriet Bentley; two children, Mrs. Mortimer Clement of Bristol
Center, and Raymond Davis of Honeoye; a sister, Mr. H. H. Curtis of
Honeoye; and two grandchildren, Esther Davis and Norris Clement. The
funeral was held Monday afternoon, the Rev. Gordon Henshaw officiating.
Interment was at Lakeview Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 21 June 1901
Gorham, N. Y. - Mrs. G. Pitt Davis died at her home in Seneca
on Monday, after a lingering illness, aged 76 years. Several children
survive her. One son, William, and two daughters reside near this
place. Funeral services were held from the No. 9 church at Seneca
yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 17 January 1866
Drowned in the Canal - Mr. Geo. Davis, a respectable farmer,
residing about two miles from Geneva, was drowned in the Canal at that
place on Wednesday evening last. It seems that he entered town to pay
his taxes and to transact some other business. Having settled most of
his business, he fell in with some friends at a Hotel, and joined with
them in a few social glasses. This was the last seen of him until
Thursday afternoon, when his body was discovered in the canal. It is
suspected that he came to his death
by foul play, as his pocket book, which he had, was gone. Deceased was
about 50 years of age. Coroner Rogers is now at Geneva investigating
From Geneva Gazette 8 July 1892
George Davis, residing about two miles west of Stanley, was found
in his barn last Thursday week in a helpless condition. It was found
that he had taken poison (Paris green) with suicidal intent. Dr.
D. S. Allen was immediately called, but it was impossible to relieve
him and he died at 4:30 P. M. Friday; funeral Sunday, 3 P. M. He
leaves a widow and
one sister. Mr. Davis was a native of England, but had resided in
this country about ten years.
From Ontario County Journal 26 March 1909
Honeoye, N. Y. - On Sunday, while preparing for worship, the
residents of the village were grieved to learn of the death of Mrs.
Gertrude Elizabeth Phillips Davis, at the Dr. Barber hospital in
Rochester, whither she had gone for an operation only one week before.
News reached the family here on March 18 that the operation was
successful and the patient in good condition, than as a thunder bolt
came the news on Sunday. Only two years ago, she underwent a critical
and dangerous operation, which was so successful that her friends were
hopeful she might survive the second. Never of a robust constitution,
her whole life had been one long continuation of physical suffering,
yet in the face of this suffering, her sunny, genial disposition and
pleasant smile were always in evidence and often the subject of
comment. Gertrude Elizabeth Phillips was born in the town of Bristol in
1860, the daughter of Mary Eliza Pool and John Phillips, and her life
had been spent in that town and in the village of Honeoye. In 1882, she
was united in marriage to Otto A. Davis, and to them two sons were
born, both of whom survive: John C. Davis of this village, and Clarence
A. Davis of Honeoye Falls. She is also survived by one brother, William
F. Phillips of Bristol, and one sister, Mrs. A. J. Gilbert, of this
village, and her aged mother, Mrs. Mary Eliza Phillips, aged 89 years.
The funeral was held from the home of her mother in Honeoye, on Tuesday
afternoon, Rev. G. C. Babbitt, of the Universalist church of Baptist
Hill, officiating. A large concourse of friends gathered, and the
beautiful blossoms which nearly hid the casket, the gift of friends,
bore silent tribute to the place her sunny smile and cheerfulness had
gained for her in the hearts of the people. The interment was in the
family lot in Lakeview cemetery.
From Naples Record 27 March 1875
Gorham - Mrs. Harriet Davis, died on the evening of the 20th,
aged 50 years; Funeral services were held the 22nd from the M. E.
Church, of which the deceased was a member. Mr. Davis' family has been
sadly afflicted within the two months past. On the 12th of January, Mrs.
Davis mother died, and on the 21st of the same month their son, Walter,
died, after a short illness of two days, and now he is bereft of his
companion. The community deeply sympathize with him in his bereavement.
From Ontario County Chronicle 2 September 1903
Mrs. Harriet Davis, widow of Homer Davis, died at her home on the
Cooley road, northwest of Canandaigua, on Tuesday evening of last week,
aged 50 years. Her only survivor is a son, Lot Davis. The funeral was
held from her late home Friday forenoon.
From Ontario County
Journal 8 June 1883
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Harriet C. Davis, mother of Mrs. J. S.
Andrews, of Canandaigua, died on Sunday, May 27. She was a rare woman,
combining unusual practical ability, with a rich Christian experience,
making her a woman of much influence and especially valuable in the
church and in every good work. Mrs. Andrews will remain with her
bereaved father for some months.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 September 1936
Mrs. Harriet J. Davis, wife of William B. Davis, of 33 Lafayette
avenue, died yesterday afternoon following an illness of several
months. She was born January 19th, 1861. Surviving are her husband and
one daughter, Mrs. William W. Lyke. The funeral will be held from her
late home Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with the Rev. H. H.
Hassinger of St. Peter's Episcopal church officiating. Interment will
be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 27 August 1909
Henry M. Davis, who was treasurer-collector of Canandaigua until
Aug. 16, when he was forced to resign on account of ill health, died at
his home on Phoenix street on Sunday, aged 80 years. About two years
ago Mr. Davis survived an operation for the removal of one of his feet,
but since that time had been greatly enfeebled. He was elected
collector-treasurer on January last, and made a brave fight against
encroaching infirmities almost to the last. Deceased was born in
Victor, and was widely known throughout the county as a school teacher.
When past 70 years of age, Mr. Davis traversed the country highways on
a bicycle as a canvasser. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Martha
Davis; one daughter, Mrs. Harriet Post of Duson, La.; two sons, John
R., of Duson, and Hawley H. of St. Louis. Funeral services were held on
Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Ward Mosher officiating. Burial was in West
From Ontario County Journal 25 May 1915
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - The death of Homer Davis, one
of the oldest veteran residents of this place, occurred on Saturday
morning at his home, after a short illness of pneumonia. Mr. Davis was
born in Herkimer county 80 years ago, but for the past years he has
lived on his farm at Reed Corners. He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Emma Davis, of Fishers; two daughters, Mrs. George Johnson of Fishers,
and Miss Alice Davis who lived with her father; three sons, Eugene
Davis of Reeds Corners, Charles of Canandaigua, and Fred who lives in
the eastern part of the state. Mr. Davis was a son of Josiah and
Hopeful Davis, late of Reeds Corners, one of a family of ten children,
six of which now survive, one sister, Mrs. James Ule, and five brothers, Bickwith of Utica; Samuel, Porter
and Brockett of Canandaigua, and Frank of Rochester. Also 16
grandchildren survive. The funeral services were held on Tuesday at his
home, Dr. McColl officiating, and burial in Reeds Corners cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 22 February 1901
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - Mrs. Hopeful Davis, who died Feb. 5,
was one of the town's oldest and most respected women. She was the wife
of the late Josiah Davis, who died March 21, 1900. Mrs. Davis' maiden
name was Hopeful Jefferds. She was born in Ohio, N. Y., Oct. 2, 1811.
She was the mother of 13 children, nine of whom survive.
From Ontario Republican Times 26 November 1862
James S. Davis, son of Jeremiah Davis of South Bristol, was
accidentally drowned in the Erie Canal, on Saturday last, near Ilion, a
few miles east of Utica, on his way to New York, in company with his
father. His remains were removed to their home and interred on Sunday.
Mr. Davis desires in this way to acknowledge his deep sense of
gratitude to the inhabitants of Ilion for their hospitality and
kindness in attentions to him on this afflicting occasion.
From Geneva Gazette 29 August 1890
MRS. JANE DAVIS, an aged colored woman, died at the Ontario
County House yesterday. She will be remembered by many of our
older citizens as the widow of Martin Davis, for many years janitor of
the Geneva Medical College. She claimed to be 100 years old,
which is probably true. She possessed a cheerful, kindly spirit,
and many many friends. Her remains will be brought to Geneva for
interment. Funeral at the M. E. Church at 10 a.m. the same day.
From Neapolitan Record 29 July 1880
On Saturday last, Mrs. Jerry Davis of South Bristol
departed this life, aged about 30 years. Her death was quite unexpected
to her friends, and perhaps mysterious. She was an estimable lady,
sister to T. A. Mitchell of this village, and leaves a husband and four
small children. The funeral services were held from the Town House of
South Bristol at 2 p.m. on Monday, Rev. A. M. Letts officiating, and a
large concourse of sympathizing friends attended the last sad rites for
the departed friend. Her remains were interred there.
From Ontario County Times 1 September 1886
Rushville, N. Y. - Died, at the home of his son in Rushville,
August 25th, Joel P. Davis, aged about 70 years. Funeral
services were held from his late residence on Friday of last week.
From Geneva Gazette 18 March 1892
Josiah Davis, a townsman, was discovered in a feeble and
semi-unconscious condition in the cabin of his boat last Wednesday
afternoon. The boat lay at the dock adjacent to Codington's
boat-house. Mr. Geo. Codington first discovered his serious
condition, and sent word thereof to his brother, Elias, and to Overseer
Hayward. When the first of these arrived, Mr. Davis was found to
have rolled off his bunk and lay dead on the cabin floor. The
deceased was somewhat eccentric in his mode of life. He had spent
most of his years on water as a boatman, plying on the lake and canals.
He preferred a hermit-like existence on his boat to the
accommodations of a
home which his brother freely tendered him. Having few wants
easily satisfied by the work of his own hands, he was allowed to have
his own way; and seemed perfectly contented therein. Living a recluse
as he did, he yet survived to the ripe old age of 85 years -- a
harmless, inoffensive and withal most kind-hearted man.
From Ontario County Journal 30 March 1900
Reed's Corner, N. Y. - The funeral of the late Josiah
Davis was held from his late home on Saturday afternoon. The
sermon was preached by Rev. F. T. Hoover to a large company of
relatives. Six sons acted as bearers. Mr. Davis was one of the oldest
and most respected citizens, being 94 years old. He is survived by a
widow, seven sons and two daughters. The interment was in Reed's
From Geneva Daily Times
29 February 1896
The death of Miss Lottie G. Davis occurred this morning at
5 o'clock at the home of her mother, Mrs. Capt. Davis, on William
street. She was 37 years of age and had been suffering from sickness
for the past year, the immediate cause of her death being tuberculosis
consumption. Besides her mother, three sisters, Misses Nancy and Meda
Davis, and Mrs. G. W. Henderson, survive her. She was an attendant at
St. Peter's church and a professing christian. The funeral will be held
from the house on Monday, the Rev. Dr. Rankine to officiate.
From Ontario County Journal 1 January 1897
Honeoye, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Martha Knauer
Davis, wife of Elmer Davis, who died early on Monday morning, Dec.
28, aged 34 years, was held from her late home on Wednesday afternoon,
Rev. Mr. Day officiating. Mrs. Davis had been an invalid for a long
time, dying of consumption. Beside her husband, one little daughter, an
only child, is left.
From Ontario County Journal 3 February 1911
Death ended a busy, useful life on Sunday when Mrs. Martha
Raines Davis succumbed to bronchial pneumonia at Memorial
hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Davis was a lifelong resident
of Canandaigua, having been born her in 1834, the daughter of Rev.
Joseph and Hannah Raines. In 1855 she married Henry G. Davis, who was
collector-treasurer of this village at the time of his death in August,
1909. Their married life extended through a period of more than half a
century. Following her husband's death, Mrs. Davis spent some time with
her children in the south and southwest and had but recently returned
to Canandaigua and was living in the home of W. G. Lightfoote, Gibson
street, when stricken with her fatal illness. Two sons, Hawley H. Davis
of St. Louis, Mo.; and John R. Davis, and one daughter, Mrs. W. W.
Post, of Luson, La., survive. She also leaves three sisters, Mrs.
Leonard Gooding, of California; Mrs. Wood Day of Rochester; and Mrs.
Lewis Reed of Bristol. Her pastor, Dr. Arthur Copeland of the Methodist
church, and Dr. G. Rector Dye, of the Baptist Church, conducted the
funeral services at the home of her niece, Mrs. L. M. Baldwin, Bristol
street, on Wednesday.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 November 1905
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - The funeral of Miss Mary Davis was
Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Rev.
C. M. Bartholomew, of Owego, was assisted by Rev. Mr. McCall, pastor of
church of which she was a member, in the service. A large number of
friends and relatives were in attendance. Burial was at Woodlawn
Cemetery in Canandaigua. The deceased was a lifelong resident of this
From Ontario County Journal 25 November 1887
Cheshire, N. Y. - We have to record the death of Mary E.
Davis, wife of Wesley Davis,
who died Nov. 15th. Mrs. Davis was born in Johnstown, Montgomery
county, N. Y., Oct. 26th, 1817. She came to these parts with her
parents, John and Catharine Gage, in 1837, and has resided in this
locality ever since, with a short exception of trial life in
Michigan, which proved most disastrous to her health. She was a most
splendid housekeeper and florist, as many who have had reason to admire
her yard of nature's beauties in their season. She has served
as wife, mother and partner for fifty years, and in her mature age of
70 gives the parting sign that all is well and passes to her rest on
the evergreen shore.
Academy, N. Y. - Mrs. Wesley Davis, who was buried at Academy
on the 16th inst., came to this neighborhood in the year 1837 with her
parents, two brothers and two sisters, from Johnstown, N. Y. She was
the daughter of John and Catharine Gage. She was the last of the
family. Her two brothers were drowned in the lake at Hicks' point by
breaking through the ice about forty-five years ago. Mrs. Davis was a
quiet, amiable woman who took the greatest delight in the intelligent
care and cultivation of flowers. Her husband and three daughters
survive her. Mrs. Andrew Mentanye, Mrs. Gregoire Insse and Mrs. Isaiah
Goff are her daughters.
From Ontario County Journal 10 December 1915
Mrs. Mary K. Davis passed away at Memorial Hospital on Saturday,
following a long illness, aged 69 years. There survive her husband,
Henry J. Davis; four daughters and two sons, Mrs. Arthur A. Adams, Mrs.
William A. Salnave, Misses Lucy K. and Julia Davis of Canandaigua;
Henry Davis of Shortsville; William Davis of Geneva; and a sister, Mrs.
Anna Trigg of Rochester. The funeral services were held at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Salnave, on Monday. Rev. George E. Finlay
officiated. Interment was in West Avenue cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 17 February 1892
Melvin H. Davis, an old and prominent citizen of Naples, died
suddenly at his home in that village on Saturday afternoon. His
sickness was caused by a relapse in an attack of the grip. Mrs. John S.
Andrews, of this village, is the only child of the deceased.
From Ontario County Journal 29 January 1904
Mrs. Nancy Carpenter Davis, wife of Dennison B. Davis, died at her
home in the northwestern part of this town on Saturday morning from
pneumonia, aged 69 years, 4 months. The deceased possessed a most
lovable character and as mother, friend and neighbor was held in high
esteem. She is survived by her husband and six children, Carlton A. of
this village; Fred G., with whom she lived; Mrs. Carrie Preston of
Livonia, Mrs. J. H. Depew of Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. George McMillan,
of this town; and Mrs. F. H. Eighmey of this village. One sister, Mrs.
Herbert Parker, of this town, also survives. Rev. J. Scott Ebersole, of
the Baptist church, conducted the funeral services on Monday afternoon
and burial was in Woodlawn.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 February 1942
Walter Davis, 53, of the West Lake Shore died last night after a
week's illness. Mr. Davis had been a moulder at the Seneca Foundry for
some time. He leaves a son, Royal Davis of Standish, Mich.; and a
daughter, Mrs. R. J. Harner, Jackson, Mich. The funeral will be held
from the Corwin Funeral Home Saturday at a time to be announced later.
From Ontario County Chronicle 13 April 1904
At one o'clock Thursday morning occurred the death of Walter F.
Davis at his home on Bristol street, aged 70 years and 8 months.
Heart trouble and a generally run down condition caused his death. Mrs.
Davis died March 29 and the shock of this undoubtedly hastened his
From Ontario County Journal 30 March 1900
At Buffalo, Wednesday morning, Walter W. Davis, aged 38
years, employed as an elevator repairer in the Ellicott Square
building, was crushed to death by an elevator car. His home was in
Chapinville, where his wife, an eight-year-old son, and his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Davis, reside. The remains were brought to
From Ontario County Journal 27 July 1894
Cheshire, N. Y. - Wesley Davis died Wednesday morning, July 23,
aged 78 years. Mr. Davis had been failing in health for some time. The
funeral occurred at his late residence Thursday at 2 p.m., Rev. W. H.
Ward officiating. The interment took place at the Academy cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 March 1908
Naples, N. Y. - William H. Davis was found dead in his barn about
noon last Saturday. As he had suffered with heart disease of late
years, it is assumed that this was the cause of death. He lived in the
Hunts Hollow district, in this town, having moved there from Prattsburg
about fifteen years ago. His age was 79 years. He served in the Civil
War in the Sixteenth N. Y. H. A. and was a member of Bingham Post,
Naples. He leaves a wife and nine children, five sons, all of whom live
in this vicinity; and four married daughters, and one sister, Mrs.
William H. Johnson, of Naples.
From Ontario County Journal 27 October 1893
William N. Davis died yesterday morning at 11 o'clock, at his home
on Bristol street, Canandaigua. Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Mr.
Davis was stricken with apoplexy at his place of business on Main
street. He was taken to his home where he remained unconscious up to
his death. He had been enjoying unusually good health up to the time of
his attack, and the sudden and wholly unexpected blow fell with
crushing weight upon his wife. Mr. Davis was well-known in the village,
where he had carried on a harness business for some years. He was
prominently connected with the Baptist Church, of which he was deacon
and treasurer, and assistant superintendent of the Sunday School. He
was 39 years old. He is survived by his wife, nee Clara Howe, a
brother, Lewis G. Davis of this village, and his mother, Mrs. Julia A.
Davis, who was visiting in Michigan when the news of her son's death
was sent to her.
From Ontario County Journal 18 January 1918
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of Calvin Davison, one
of the oldest and a highly esteemed citizen of the town, occurred at
his home south of here on Tuesday afternoon, after a short illness. The
deceased was born in West Bloomfield on July 31, 1824. He was a stone
mason by trade and also taught school for a time. He married Miss Anne
Chase, whose death occurred five years ago. Mr. Davison was a staunch
Republican and never failed to cast his vote, the last election not
being an exception. He was bright and active and even after his health
failed was able to read and keep posted on current events. He is
survived by a son, Frank Davison, and a granddaughter, Miss Cynthia
Davison, both of this town. The funeral was held from the family home
yesterday conducted by Rev. D. J. Torrens.
From Geneva Palladium January 10 1821
DIED in Canandaigua, Peter Davison, aged about 44, a
death was occasioned by falling on the frozen ground while intoxicated.
From Ontario County Chronicle 17 July 1901
Ionia, N. Y. - In Beahan's Hospital at Canandaigua yesterday
occurred the death of Frank Dawson, one of the oldest and most
highly respected citizens of this place. Mr. Dawson was born in
England, August 31, 1832, and in 1857 came from there to Canada, where
he remained til 1860. At that time he came to this village, where, in
1862, he married Mrs. C. E. Wager. For about tow years he had been
suffering from heart disease, which caused his death. About six weeks
ago he was removed
to Dr. Beahan's Hospital. He leaves no near relatives besides his wife.
From Geneva Gazette 5 April 1867
Suicide in Victor - On Tuesday morning a man named Geo.
Dawson, a farmer, who resided three miles south of Victor village,
was found in his barn suspended by his neck from a beam, dead.
The discovery was made by a member of his family who was in
search of him. He committed the rash act last evening, it is
supposed. Aberration of mind is assigned for the commission of
Dawson was of Irish birth, and was about fifty years of age.
From Ontario County Journal 29 October 1915
The death of Mrs. Mary Dawson, widow of Patrick Dawson,
occurred at her home on West Gibson street on Monday evening, aged 88
years. There survive four daughters, Mrs. Hugh McGarry of Phelps; Mrs.
William Nutt of Chili Station; Miss Ella and Johanna Dawson of
Canandaigua; four sons, Frank and Thomas Dawson of Rochester; Daniel
Dawson, of Shortsville; and James Dawson of Canandaigua; and one
sister, Mrs. John Day of New York City. The funeral services were held
at St. Mary's church yesterday morning. Interment was at Calvary
From Ontario County Journal 17 April 1914
The death of Patrick Dawson occurred at his home, West
Gibson street, on Monday morning. Deceased was born in County Limerick,
Ireland, 92 years ago and for 40 years resided in Gorham. He resided in
Canandaigua three years. Besides his wife, he leaves four sons and four
daughters, Mrs. Hugh McGory, of Phelps; Mrs. William Nutt and Frank
Dawson, of Coldwater; Daniel Dawson, of Shortsville; James, Thomas,
Ella and Johanna L. Dawson, of Canandaigua. The funeral was held from
St. Mary Church on Wednesday. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery.
From Clifton Springs Press 11 May 1916
Mrs. Selina Dawson, wife of William L. Dawson, died at her home on
Gillett avenue, in this village on Wednesday, May 8. She had been in
poor health for a long time. She was born in Manchester, England, in
1848 and had lived a number of years in Clifton Springs, where she had
made many friends. She is survived by her husband, three sons and four
daughters. The funeral services were held at the house Friday
afternoon, conducted by the Rev. H. H. Reddick, pastor of the M. E.
Church. Burial was made in the Clifton Springs cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 11 February 1870
MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR - On Thursday evening last, a young man named Albert
a resident of this village, received such serious injuries at
a house of ill fame on Main street, that Sunday afternoon he died from
the effects of them. Was his death
the result of an accident, or was it caused by some unknown person, is
a question as yet unanswered. The facts attending this sad affair
are substantially these:
On Thursday evening, about half-past seven or eight o'clock, Day was
seen at the Webster
House, and was evidently under the influence of liquor. He was
heard to say that he was going to the house where he so soon met his
death. He entered the house, and a few minutes after a heavy fall
was heard; described by one of the witnesses as sounding like a "log
falling down stairs", and Day was found at the foot of the stairs, in
an insensible condition, and bleeding profusely. The injured man
was immediately carried to his residence, and medical aid summoned
without delay, but all too late, as he never spoke, and remained
entirely unconscious until Sunday afternoon, about three o'clock, when
Four persons, including the woman Johnson, who kept this den, were
arrested and lodged in jail, and all, save her, have had their
examination and been discharged. The evidence on the examination
instead of developing any clue that will lead to the unravelling of the
mystery, only tends to make it more impenetrable. One fact is
established, namely, that the unfortunate man's death was caused by his
fall down stairs. Was that fall accidental ! Was Day so
intoxicated that when he reached the top of the stairs he fell headlong
to the bottom? These suppositions seem to be
false. Undoubtedly, in trying to enter the room, where this woman
was, he was dealt a heavy blow which caused his fall and his death.
The only external mark on his person is
a discolored eye, the fatal injuries being at the base of the
"Murder will out" has become a truism, and this sad case, we trust may
prove no exception. It will indeed be strange if the matter is
not ferreted out, and the guilty parties, if there be any, brought to
justice. The Coroner's inquest is now being held, and if any more
light is thrown on the affair, it will be published in our next. Ont.
From Montgomery Republican; published in Johnstown Fulton County
Deaths: DAY, Benjamin F., Aug. 3, 1831; age 25 yrs, at
From Ontario County Journal 5 November 1897
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral of Charles Day, who
at his home on Wednesday at 2 o'clock p.m. The
sermon was preached by Rev. B. F. Hitchcock of the M. E. church. Mr.
Day was the oldest colored inhabitant of the town. His age was 76
years. His father was a runaway slave, coming to this town about 75
years ago, and he always went by the name of Captain Day.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 April 1943
A gunshot wound, apparently accidental, suffered about 11:15 o'clock Wednesday morning, proved fatal to Frank Day, 63,
of 196 William street today. Mr. Day died in Geneva General Hospital at
about 5:15 o'clock this morning. Attending physicians yesterday had
pronounced his condition as "good" and indicated he would probably
recover. Dr. Frank H. Snyder, coroner, indicated he would hold an
inquest into circumstances surrounding Mr. Day's death at an early
date. Although the bullet which inflicted the fatal wound entered the
man's abdomen and passed entirely through the body, emerging from the
back and embedding in a window sill in the Day kitchen, where the
shooting took place. C. F. Nieder and Joseph A. Gindling, who attended
Day, said the pellet apparently missed all vital organs. Other
complications were brought about which resulted in his death, however.
Chief of Police R. W. Morris made known today that Police Sergeant
Joseph McDonough had been detailed to question Day further this
morning. Yesterday when the officer interviewed the stricken man, Day
was unable to give any coherent account of the shooting, other than
that it was accidental and that it occurred while he was cleaning the
.22 calibre rifle from which the shot was fired. Mrs. Day learned of
the shooting when she returned home from downtown Wednesday morning.
Dr. Nieder was called and ordered removal of the injured man to the
hospital where Dr. Gindling performed an operation.
Surviving Mr. Day are his wife, Anna Hoffman Day; one daughter,
Margaret C. Mendelson of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth
Hartranft of Fulton and Mrs. Sophia Ruscher of Rochester; one brother,
Harry Day of Columbus, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Day
had been employed at the Hulse Manufacturing plant and was a member of
Trinity Episcopal church.
From Ontario County Journal 4 February 1887
Miller's Corners, N. Y. - George Day died at the residence of his
father, Charles, Saturday, January 29, aged about 35 years. He was a
very industrious person, and his loss is deeply felt by his parents,
brothers and sisters, and a large circle of friends. His funeral was
held at East Bloomfield, where he was buried in the beautiful cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 21 December 1906
Naples, N. Y. - The funeral of Harrison Day, who
died Dec. 13, aged 50 years, was held from the house on Sunday, with
burial in the cemetery here. He leaves a wife and five children,
besides seven brothers.
From Ontario County Chronicle 28 October 1903
Henry Day, a former well-known resident of Canandaigua, died at
his home in Elizabeth, N. J., Friday, aged 73 years. He was a veteran
of the Civil War and later on the police force in this village. He is
survived by the widow and five sons, Harvey, George, William, Frank and
Fred Day, all of Elizabeth. Two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Miller and Mrs.
Elizabeth Benham, reside here. The remains were brought here for
interment Sunday afternoon.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 4 April 1927
Geneva, N. Y., April 3 - Mrs. Mary Day, widow of William Day, died
at her home in the Pre-emption road, Friday night. She leaves three
sons, William, George and Charles Day of Geneva and a daughter, Mrs.
Alberta Mason of Geneva; a sister, Mrs. James Mahoney of Seneca Castle.
Funeral from the home Tuesday morning at 8:30 o'clock and at 9 o'clock
from St. Francis de Sales Church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's
Gazette 5 August 1881
Dr. D. D. Dayton died at his residence on Main st. on Wednesday .
afternoon He had been confined to his house for nearly a year past of
partial paralysis. When he first came to Geneva he embarked in the drug
trade, with W. N. Smith as partner. For several years past he has been
engaged in no business, having a competence upon which he could safely
retire. He was
an exemplary Christian, a leading member of the Presbyterian Church,
and greatly respected in the large circle of society in which he moved.
He leaves a wife and several adult children
to mourn an irreparable loss.
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