"Dem" to "Dev" Obituaries
From Geneva Daily Times 12 October 1942
Anthony DeMarco of 6 East Washington street died yesterday morning
at the Geneva General Hospital following a long illness. He is survived
by his wife, Mrs. Mary DeAugustine DeMarco; three daughters, Mrs.
Joseph Pagano, Mrs. Frank Bruno, and Miss Josephine DeMarco; four sons,
Nicholas, James, William, and Frank, all of Geneva; one brother,
Vincent of Italy; and two grandchildren. The funeral will be held
Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock from his late home and at 9 o'clock
from St. Francis de Sales church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's
From Geneva Advertiser-Gazette 28 December 1905
Davis Platt Demming was born in the town of Seneca, about one mile
west of Geneva, June 1, 1848, and he died in Geneva Saturday morning,
December 16, aged 57 years, 6 months and 16 days. The first two years
of his life were on the farm and nursery combined. The family then
moved to Geneva,
on Pulteney street, near William, where Davis attended school until
12 years old. He then turned his attention to earning something for
himself, doing odd little jobs here and there; and entered the army as
on the 28th of August, 1863, being only three months past 15 years of
His service throughout was as a private of Co. F, 17th Regiment Veteran
Infantry New York Volunteers, a three years regiment. He was mustered
at Alexandria, Virginia, July 13, 1865, by reason of the close of the
of the Rebellion. In this service he was one of the many brave troops
marched with General Sherman from Atlanta to the sea, participating in
all the engagements. From wounds and injuries received during his
he was mustered out as an invalid, and remained so to the date of his
In early life he was nearly drowned in an abandoned well while
public school near the Washington street cemetery, being resuscitated
his lady teacher, who rolled him on a barrel, and pressed the water out
of his stomach and lungs until he revived. At another time while
down a small hill into William street, he was run over by horses and a
sleigh, and his face and nose badly cut, the scars of which remained
death. For many years he was well-known in Geneva and vicinity, first
a cooper and then as a painter, and then as the proprietor of a
on Exchange street near Castle.
At the Main Street Baptist church, Rev. J. B. Champion conducted the
very solemn funeral, Mrs. Cora Sandford sweetly singing an appropriate
solo. The remains were laid away in their final resting place in the
cemetery. Three children survive their father, William Carroll, Henry
and Frank Hall Demming, the oldest 20 years of age and the youngest 13.
They will continue to reside at No. 184 Castle street, where the father
From Geneva Advertiser-Gazette 3 January 1893
Stephen Platt Demming - who departed this life Tuesday, December
27, the funeral services taking place last Thursday, was one of the
oldest residents of Geneva. At the time of his decease he had
reached the advanced age of 89 years, 8 months and 12 days.
Mr. Demming was born in or near Cooperstown, N. Y., in 1803, and his
earliest manhood days were spent in helping his father on the farm and
in the paper mill, and subsequently in a furniture manufactory.
The old home was made up of a father, mother and several sisters
and brothers. Soon after reaching his majority, the subject of
this brief sketch became engaged as stage driver on the then great
line between Auburn and Geneva. In those days a stage driver with
his four horses was a man of fully as much importance as the engineer
of a fast express train now. In this capacity he first came to
Geneva about 1827; and it is said that the first daily papers that came
to Geneva from New
York city were brought by him. When he ceased stage driving,
about 1835, only two daily papers were taken in this town, and they by
two wealthy men. The arrival of the two dailies regularly led to
two small assemblages of citizens to hear the news read, generally
about four days old.
About the year 1835, the upsetting of the express stage at the Waterloo
bridge crippled Mr. Demming for life, and he soon after opened a
billiard room, with two tables, on the second floor of the then first
building south of the Franklin House. When he sold out about
1844, he had become the most skillful billiard player in the State of
New York. Town life was then exchanged for a farm home about a
mile west of Dresden. Thence with his family to a mile west of
a portion of the six or eight years being devoted to the nursery
business. He finally removed to Geneva, just south of the old
Pulteney street cemetery, where he resided, with the exception of a
brief interval, until his decease, his occupation being mainly carpet
weaving and tax collecting.
During all the years he resided in Geneva and vicinity, S. Platt
Demming was known as a man of irreproachable moral character, strict
integrity, and a Christian gentleman, without ostentation. His friends
were numerous, and his friendships as lasting as life itself. He
always took a lively interest in the welfare and solid growth of Geneva
and in its
steadily advancing prosperity. Three children survive him, Col. Henry
C., a resident of Harrisburg, Pa., Miss S. Vierna, who faithfully
nursed and cared for him during his long illness, and Davis P. Demming,
the proprietor of the hotel and restaurant on Exchange street.
From Ontario County Times 26 June 1889
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. William Demming, aged 87 years, died last week, the 19th, of old age, having apparently no disease, though quite helpless for several months.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 March 1907
Naples, N. Y. - After several years of weakness, Mrs.
Harriet H. Demond, widow of C. Demond, died at the family home of
her father, the late Deacon Mills, at the age of 87 years. She had been
a widow for over 30 years. Her father and her brothers, Joshua and
Raymond Mills, were among the prominent citizens of Naples a half
ago. All are gone dead. Mrs. Demond was a member for three-fourths of
a century of the Presbyterian Church. One older sister Miss Jane Mills,
a daughter, Miss Cora Demond, and a son, Clinton Demond, of
Canandaigua, survive her.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 June 1908
Lewis DeMott, aged 86 years, died yesterday at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. William Van Gieson, of 291 Washington street. The
deceased was a veteran of the Civil War and served until the close. His
home has been in Seneca Falls until about a year ago when he came to
this city. He leaves one daughter and five grandchildren, Walter W.,
Lewis M., Fred M. and Earl Van Gieson; also Lilah C. DeMott of Seneca
Falls. The remains were taken this afternoon to Seneca Falls and the
funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 September 1915
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Daniel Dempsey, aged 74 years, a Civil
War veteran, who said he swallowed paris green at his home in North
Pleasant street Monday afternoon, died at Memorial Hospital yesterday
morning at 10:15 o'clock. Coroner Alfred W. Armstrong talked with Dr.
P. M. Donovan who attended Dempsey, and then issued a certificate of
death due to arsenical poisoning. Mr. Dempsey had been in poor health
for more than a year and had been despondent. Mr. Dempsey served in the
16th New York Heavy Artillery, having enlisted early in 1864. Among the
engagements in which he participated, was the siege of Petersburg. He
went to Wisconsin after the war, returning to this county in the early
eighties. When the village police department was formed in about 1886,
Mr. Dempsey obtained appointment as police officer, serving until 1893.
Later he was a peddler and junk dealer.
He leaves his wife and five daughters and three sons, Mrs. Ellery
Warren, Daniel, Arthur J. and Edward J. Dempsey, all of Canandaigua;
Mrs. Elwyn Richards of Bristol Springs, Mrs. J. H. Baines of Buffalo,
Mrs. Nellie Macomber of Rochester, and Mrs. Henry Huntoon of Naples.
The funeral will be held from the home in North Pleasant street
Thursday afternoon, Rev. Livingston L. Taylor of the Congregational
church officiating, with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 August 1896
Mrs. Fanny Dempsey died last evening at 7:30 o'clock at her late
home on Castle street at the age of 52 years. Mrs.
Dempsey had been failing in health for the past three months. Four
sisters are left to mourn her death: Mrs. Van Lew of Penn Yan; Mrs.
Wm. Pluch of Watkins; Mrs. James Burns and Mrs. John Miller of
Geneva. The funeral service will be held at the Universalist church
Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. James H. Ballou will perform the
From Ontario Republican Times 5 July 1861
Private James Dempsey, one of Capt. Cutler's company from
this place, died at Elmira on Tuesday last. He is said to have
been taken with a fit while in the ranks drilling and expired almost
instantly. His remains were brought home for interment.
From Geneva Gazette 4 September 1896
Mrs. James Dempsey died at home on Castle street last Friday
night, aged 52 years. She was one of five daughters of Robert
Smith, the old time drayman, the other four sisters surviving her.
From Ontario County Journal 3 September 1909
John Dempsey, a veteran of the Civil war and long-time resident,
died at his home on Pleasant street about 3 o'clock this morning, aged
74 years. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. M. W. Burke, of Berlin,
Conn., and two sons, John T. and Daniel E. Dempsey. Funeral services
will be held at 9 o'clock on Monday morning at St. Mary's church.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 February 1909
Mrs. Mary Dempsey, wife of Dominick E. Dempsey, died at 2 o'clock
this afternoon at the family residence, No. 111 Castle street. She is
survived by her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Herbert A. Doxsee; her
mother and several sisters and a brother. Burial St. Patrick's
From Geneva Gazette 16 February 1900
Mrs. Mary H. Dempsey died at the home of her son, D. E. Dempsey,
111 Castle street, last Saturday morning, at the advanced age of
91 years. She was born in Gashill, Kings county, Ireland.
She is survived by four sons - John of Goldfield, Col., James H.
of Chicago, William H. of Waterloo and Dominick E.
of this city. Her funeral took place last Monday from St.
Francis de Sales Church with a solemn requiem mass.
From Ontario County Times 12 February 1890
Another of Canandaigua's prominent business men has been called to his final rest. Alfred Denbow, of
the banking firm of McKechnie & Co., died at his residence, on
upper Main street, in this village, on Thursday afternoon last, at the
age of about forty-seven years. He had been in failing health for a
long time, though he could not be persuaded to give himself needed
rest, and continued to perform his arduous duties in the bank until the
Tuesday before he died. The deceased was born in Biddleford, England,
in 1843, but came to America in search of employment and a fortune when
only twenty years old. In 1863 he found his way to Canandaigua, and
secured a position in the Beals Banking House. In 1871 he accepted a
position as bookkeeper in the First National Bank, which he held for
several years and until the McKechnie Banking House was opened, with
which he then became connected as cashier. He was a man of generous
impulses, a public-spirited citizen, and a liberal supporter of all
village improvements. He had many warmly attached friends, and was
deservedly esteemed by those with whom he had dealings. Mr. Denbow was
twice married. His first wife was a Poughkeepsie lady who died many
years ago, leaving one child, a daughter, who is still living. He
subsequently married Miss Cora Howard, of this place, who survives him
and by whom he had six children, including an infant six months old
which was buried the day he died. The bereaved mother returned from the
funeral of the little one to learn that her husband had breathed his
last during her brief absence from his side. Although Mr. Denbow was
not the possessor of great wealth, he was in receipt of a good income
and it is understood that he leaves property sufficient for the
comfortable support of his family, including life insurance to the
amount of $7000. By his will, Mr. James Menteth is made executor of his
From Canandaigua Chronicle 14 February 1906
The death of Mrs. Cora Howard Denbow occurred Sunday noon
after a lingering illness of three months. Mrs. Denbow was born in
Rochester in 1854 and was married in this village in 1877 to Alfred
Denbow, for many years cashier in the McKechnie Bank, of which he was
one of the founders. Mr. Denbow died on Feb. 11, 1890. Mrs. Denbow had
lived many years in this village where she was highly esteemed in a
wide circle of friends. The beauty of her life was revealed in her own
home, where her days had been filled with service for her family. Her
friends will hold in loving memory her sweet nature and her many kindly
qualities which made her a genial companion. She is survived by three
sons and two daughters, W. H. Denbow of Bay City, Mich.; A. M. Denbow
of Chicago; J. H. Denbow of this place; and Misses Emily A. and Mary A.
Denbow, both of this village. Two sisters also survive, Mrs. H. H. Lane
of this place, and Mrs. Henry M. Steele of East Bloomfield. The funeral
was held from the residence of H. H. Lane, Park Place, Tuesday
afternoon at three o'clock. Rev. Lewis T. Reed officiated.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 July 1943
Fatally injured when he fell about 30 feet from a haymow to the
floor while working in the barn at his farm on the Carter Road at about
7:30 o'clock this morning, James Dennington, 61, former
supervisor from the Town of Geneva, died in Geneva General Hospital
about noon. Assisted by his won, Martin Dennington, Mr. Dennington was
standing on a ladder engaged in repairing a blower at the top of the
barn when he lost his balance and fell to the barn floor. He was taken
to the hospital and Dr. James S. Allen summoned to care for him. He
suffered a severe fracture of the skull, however, and the injury proved
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Grace Dennington; two sons, Charles of
the U. S. Coast Guard in Newfoundland, and Martin, at home; one
brother, Dr. Marion Dennington of Syracuse. Mr. Dennington was a member
of the North Presbyterian church where he was a deacon, and of
Enterprise Grange. He served as supervisor of the Town of Geneva for
six years, and was acting justice of the peace at the time of his death.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 September 1905
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Cordelia M., wife of Sanford H. Dennis, died
morning at her home in Unionville. She had been ill for some
time. Mrs. Dennis was born at Oaks Corners fifty-eight years ago and
for fifty years has lived near Phelps.
Besides her husband she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Lorenzo Bissell
of Phelps. The funeral will be held at 2:30 Friday afternoon.
From Ontario County Journal 26 March 1909
The death of Rev. Henry Seeley Dennis, a retired Episcopal
clergyman, occurred at his home in Victor, on Tuesday morning from
heart failure, following a short illness. Mr. Dennis was born in
Canoga, Seneca county, Dec. 21, 1841. He was graduated from the Genesee
seminary at Lima with the class of 1860. On his twenty-first birthday
he was admitted to the bar, having studied law in the office of the
late John VanVoorhis of Victor. After a few years of law practice he
entered the ministry of the Episcopal church, and has since served as
rector in the parishes of Buffalo, Branchport, Medina, Sodus, Honeoye
Falls, Charlotte and Nunda. Mr. Dennis was a thirty-second degree Mason
and a member of Milnor Lodge, No. 139, F. and A. M. of Victor; Niagara
Falls Commandery, K. T., Excelsior Chapter No. 164 Royal Arch Masons of
this village, of which he was chaplain; Rochester Council, Princes of
Jerusalem; Chapter Rose Croix and Rochester Consistory, S. P. R. S. He
was a past grand chaplain of the Grand Lodge of the State of New York.
The funeral was held from the family residence at Victor at 2 o'clock
yesterday afternoon, Rev. E. P. Hart, pastor of St. Mark's Protestant
Episcopal church, officiating, assisted by Rev. Mr. Stiles, pastor of
the M. E. Church of Victor. Interment was made at Boughton Hill
Cemetery, services being under the auspices of Milnor Lodge, F. and A.
M. Several members of Canandaigua chapter attended.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 April 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Jacob Dennis, one of the best-known residents
of the town of Hopewell, and widely known through this section for many
years as an owner and authority on speed and breeding horses, died at
an early hour yesterday after ten days' illness of the grip and its
attendant complications. Mr. Dennis was born in the town of China,
Maine, about seventy-eight years ago, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Jacob Dennis, who came to this section in 1830, settling first in
Henrietta, Monroe county. Later they came to Canandaigua, and some
years thereafter to Chapinville, in the Town of Hopewell, where the
deceased had resided for over forty-five years. He died at the home of
his sister, Mrs. David F. Smith of Shortsville, and the remains are to
be brought to Canandaigua for interment. Mr. Dennis is survived by one
sister and several nieces
and nephews. He was known as a man of integrity and sterling character
and had a host of friends in this section who will mourn his loss.
From Ontario County Journal 13 January 1911
Because he insisted that the undertaker should not remove the body
of his dead father from the squalid home which the two had occupied
alone in the town of Farmington, Franklin Pierce Dennis, known both in
this and Wayne counties for his eccentricities, was removed to Willard
State hospital on Monday, after a commission had pronounced him of
Jedediah R. Dennis, the father, died on Saturday, lacking about
three months of being 94 years. of age. He had lived in Farmington
since 1848. During his latter years of feebleness, his fine farm and
buildings fell into decay. Following his death, neighbors sent for an
undertaker, but the son refused to let him into the house. It was then
the action to have him committed to Willard was taken. In charge of
attendants, the demented son was permitted to remain to the funeral
service, after which he was taken to the state hospital.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 17 October 1906
Manchester, N. Y. - Early Friday morning, Oct. 12, occurred
the death of Mrs. Mary Dennis of Farmington, aged 95 years, 4
months, 11 days. Mrs. Dennis was born in the town of Farmington, her
maiden name being Mary Wood. She married Mr. Brown and several years
after his death again was married to Job Dennis, whose death occurred
over twenty years ago. She is survived by two sons, L. Brown of Mendon,
and Amos Brown of Farmington, who with the aid of his wife has given
his mother most faithful, tender care during the years of her second
widowhood. She was a member of the Friends Society. Her Quaker garb and
language, her unimpaired intellect, purity of thought and kindly manner
made her an ideal of the beauty of old age. Her funeral was held Sunday
at 2 p.m. in the South Farmington Friends Meeting Home where she
attended as long as services were held there. As no speaker of the
Friends Society could be secured, Rev. S. S. Pratt, pastor of the M. E.
church of this village, officiated. She was buried in the South
From Ontario County Times 22 August 1888
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Mr. Asa Dennison died Monday morning at
his home in the western part of the town, at the advanced age of 82
years. He had been out of health for some time. The funeral will take
place tomorrow from his late residence.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 March 1908
The funeral of Hugh Dennison will take place tomorrow
afternoon at 4 o'clock from Trinity Church. The service at the
residence, No. 148 Washington street, will be private. Reverend C. M.
Sills, D. D., will officiate and the
bearers will be the vestrymen. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 8 March 1901
Mrs. John Dennison died at the family residence in North Main
street, at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon, aged 49 years. The
deceased was a communicant of St. Peter's church. She had resided
in Geneva nearly all her life. Besides her husband, there survive
her four daughters, Harriet, Grace, and Lillian of this city,
and Mrs. John McKinney, of Westfield; one son, Guion Dennison, of this
city; three sisters, Mrs. William Dennison, of Seneca Falls, Mrs.
George Simpson, of Newburg, and Mrs. William Virtue of this city, and
two brothers, Francis McCoy, of Syracuse, and Richard McCoy, of this
city. The funeral took place from St. Peter's church Thursday at 2:30
From Geneva Daily Times 16 October 1896
The death of Mary A., wife of Benjamin A. Dennison of
Dorchester avenue occurred yesterday morning at the age of 55 years.
The cause of her death was cancer, from which she had been suffering
for some time. Besides her husband, she leaves four children, three
boys and a girl. The funeral will be held at the house Saturday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, at which Rev. J. B. Barbour of the Baptist
church will officiate. Interment will be made in Glenwood cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 3 August 1849
AFFLICTING DISPENSATIONS - Last week we announced the decease of Mr.
Denniston, of Phelps, by cholera; and this week we are called
upon to record the
death of his aged and venerable mother, by the same fell disease.
This family, amid the general health
of the surrounding country, which with the exception of here and there
a case has escaped the epidemic that is so fearfully sweeping over the
land -- has been sorely and painfully afflicted. A couple of
weeks since the eldest son, in returning from a visit to the west, was
stricken with the cholera while on board the cars, but
managed to reach home. Under the good care and treatment of his
family and physicians, he soon became convalescent. But no sooner
had he passed the danger of the disease than his brother was taken,
and, in about 20 hours, was numbered with the pale nations of the dust.
On the day of his funeral, the father was attacked, at about the
same time, a grand daughter was laid on the sick bed by the same
disease. Both of these however recovered, the former only in time
to see his beloved consort snatched from his arms by the same insidious
From Geneva Gazette 22 January 1858
Fatal Accident - Sylvanus Denny, a cooper by trade, met with a
horrible death at the Depot in this village on Saturday noon last.
It occurred in the following manner: He was coming up the
track from the East and when he neared the Depot, as trains were
standing on both the main and principal side tracks, he stepped aside
on the north switch; when opposite the building used as a woodhouse,
water-tank, &c., a freight car
was being backed down from the west, which had just been detached from
the train. Its motion was quite slow, and an employee of the Company
was following it, who saw Denny, and hailed him two or three times to
get out of danger. Instead of getting off the track into the
road, he stepped up against the side of the building, where
unfortunately there was not sufficient room
for a man to stand. Consequently he was crushed between the
moving car and the building. He survived his injuries but about
10 minutes. An investigation was had before Coroner Wheeler,
where the above facts were elicited, and the Company's agents fully
exonerated from blame in the premises.
We learn the R. R. Company are about to move the track on the above
branch further from the building.
From Ontario County Journal 20 February 1891
Chapinville, N. Y. - Belden Densmore, a longtime resident of this
place, died here last week at the advanced age of 88. He had been
feeble for some time. He leaves a wife and two daughters, Mrs. Franc
of this place, and Elizabeth Densmore of Kansas City.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 January 1915
Rushville, N. Y. - Saturday morning in her home, three and
one-half miles south of this village, Mrs. Minerva Densmore, a
lifelong resident of this community, died suddenly, age 67 years. Mrs.
Densmore descended from a family which were among the earliest settlers
of Yates county. She was one of six children of Nathaniel and Maria
Loomis, the old homestead being the Mrs. Welthy Loomis farm, a mile
of this village. Her grandfather, Benjamin Loomis, with two other
brothers, came to this section from Connecticut, and this farm was a
part of the land
they took up. In February, 1870, she married David Densmore, and they
lived on the farm where her death occurred. Although partly blind for
past two or three years, Mrs. Densmore had been able to attend to her
duties as usual and was washing the breakfast dishes when she fell to
floor and expired shortly afterwards. She was educated in Lima
and although of a reticent, unassuming nature, was a strong
character, and one who commanded the respect of all who knew her. She
a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Potter. She leaves her
David Densmore; two sons and a daughter, Arthur Densmore, who was
appointed postmaster in Locke, N. Y., James and Mrs. Carl Simmons, of
one brother, Minor B. The funeral will be held at 1:30 o'clock on
afternoon, with interment in Nettle Valley Cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 4 February 1903
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Annie Dent died at her home west of
the village on Sunday, Feb. 1, aged 71 years. She is survived by nine
children. The funeral was held at the Episcopal church Monday afternoon
at 3 o'clock. Interment in the village cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 July 1895
On Friday last, at his residence on South Main street, Nehemiah
Denton, one of Geneva's most respected citizens, passed away. Mr.
Denton was a man of strong and generous impulses, who was every ready
to extend a charitable hand to the
needy. His familiar figure and friendly, though a mute, salutation will
be missed by Genevans generally. The deceased was 64 years
of age and had been a resident of Geneva since his boyhood. His revered
wife, Louisa A. Moore, died several years ago. One daughter, Mrs. Wm.
R. Gormley, of Rochester, remains to mourn the loss of
a beloved father. The funeral services will be held at his late
on South Main street on Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.
From Ontario County Journal 3 September 1886
On Saturday last, Mr. W. L. Denton, an aged and most respected
citizen of this village, died at his home on Park St. He had long been
a prominent and familiar figure in Canandaigua, and shortly previous to
his death had celebrated the 50th anniversary of his marriage by giving
a "Golden wedding." His wife and two daughters, Mrs. A. L. Newman of
Canandaigua, and Mrs. Lyman Adams of Marathon, survive him. The funeral
services were held at his late residence on Monday afternoon, Rev. L.
E. Eastman officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 April 1934
Antonio DePalma died yesterday at his home, 32 Avenue B, after a
short illness. He leaves his wife; five sons, Samuel and Justin of
Westport, Conn., Joseph and Albert of Saugatuck, Conn., and Carl of
Geneva; three daughters, Florence, Mrs. Anthony Moreno and Mrs. Nunzio
Pitifer of Geneva; and thirteen grandchildren. The funeral will be held
Saturday morning at 8:30 from the residence and 9 o'clock from St.
Francis de Sales church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 18 January 1939
Geneva, N. Y. - Mrs. Michela DePalma, Hallenbeck Ave., widow of
Anthony DePalma, died yesterday in Geneva General Hospital after a long
illness. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Anthony Marino, Mrs.
Nunzio Pitifer and Miss Florence DePalma; five sons, Samuel, Westport,
Conn., Joseph, Norwalk, Conn., Albert, Saugatuck, Conn., Justin,
Phelps, and Carl DePalma, Geneva; also 18 grandchildren.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 May 1908
Gorham, N. Y. - Augustus DePew, an old gentleman living about one
and one-half miles east of the village, and who had been confined to
the house during several months, afflicted with rheumatism, died Sunday
afternoon. Burial Gorham Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 25 April 1919
Gorham, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Harriet DePew, widow
of Augustus DePew, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John
Whyte, on April 18, after a long illness, aged 79 years. She is
survived by one daughter, Mrs. Whyte; and three sons, Colsus, Julian
and Jerome, all of Gorham. Funeral was held on Monday at the home of
her daughter, Rev. Harsey King, pastor of the Methodist church,
officiating, and interment in the local cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 4 June 1909
At her home on West Gibson street on Monday afternoon occurred the
death of Mrs. Lucy Ann Depew, widow of Hiram Depew, aged
nearly 91 years. Mrs. Depew's death was due to weakness and decline
attending the fracture of a hip, which injury she suffered a few days
before her death. Mrs. Depew was long a resident of Hopewell and
removed to Canandaigua about 15 years ago, where she made her home with
her niece, Mrs. Edson Fuller. Funeral services were held at the home
yesterday afternoon, Rev. Ward Mosher officiating. Burial was in
From Phelps Citizen 9 January 1913
Jacob DePlanter, aged 84 years, died at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. Thomas VanDemortel, in the northwestern part of the town last
Saturday night. Deceased had been a sufferer from chronic bronchitis
for a number of years. He was born in Holland, December 1st, 1828,
coming to this country 34 years ago and for the past 25 years has
resided in this town. He is survived by three sons, Peter of Clifton
Springs, Frank of the State of Washington, Edward of this town; and a
daughter, Mrs. Thomas VanDemortel, with whom she resided. The funeral
was held at St. Felix church, Clifton Springs, Tuesday morning and
interment made in Clifton Springs cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 7 February 1896
The death of John Depue, one of Hopewell's oldest and
staunchest farmers, occurred last Sunday. He was over 80 years of age.
For a long time past, he had been in failing health. He was born and
spent his lifetime on the farm where he died. The deceased is survived
by four sons, George and Benjamin of this village, Hiram of Hopewell,
and William Depue of Jamestown, and by two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth
Lewis of Hopewell, and Mrs. C. D. Smith of Binghamton. Funeral services
were held Wednesday afternoon.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 January 1934
Emeleo DeRaddo died last night at his home, 216 Exchange street,
after a long illness. Mr. DeRaddo was born in Italy on January 5, 1863.
He married Mary Fugo on January 5, 1891. Mr. DeRaddo traveled through
most of Europe and came to America and settled in Geneva 32 years ago.
The funeral will be held Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock from his late
home and 10 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales church. Burial will be made
in St. Patrick's cemetery. He leaves five children, Joseph, Angelo,
Agnes, Edith and Mrs. Sue Colello of Geneva; and 11 grandchildren.
From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 5 November 1914
Mrs. Charles Derby of Seymour St., died at her home on Saturday
morning at 11:30 o'clock. She is survived by her husband and five
children, Lewis Derby, Mrs. Walter Davis, Mrs. H. Bryan, Theodore Derby
and Miss Dora Derby, all of this city. The funeral was held from her
late home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, Dr. C. M. Sills of Trinity church
officiating. Interment was made in Washington St. Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 April 1910
Chapin, N. Y. - The death of Erasmus Derr occurred at 3
o'clock Sunday morning at his home in this place after a long illness.
Mr. Derr was born in the town of Seneca August 31, 1836, enlisted in
the war in 1862 in Co. L, 126th Regiment, New York Volunteers, and
served in all battles participated in by his regiment. He was
commissioned orderly sergeant of the provost guards and served one year
at General Hancock's headquarters and was honorably discharged at the
close of the war with his regiment. He leaves a wife, four children and
four grandchildren. The funeral was held at the home at 2 o'clock this
afternoon with interment in Chapman Cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 27 April 1881
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mr. George Derr died Sunday at 11 a.m. at the
residence of his son, W. H. Derr, in the 91st year of his age. The
funeral services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m.
From Shortsville Enterprise 7 December 1916
Entered into rest, Mrs. Victoria Derr, on Thursday afternoon,
Nov. 23, 1916, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Nina Cook, at 41
Hamilton street, Rochester. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs.
Barr of Harrison, Nebraska, and Mrs. Nina Cook of Rochester, and a son,
Henry C. Derr. Mrs. Derr was born in this village 78 years ago. Her
Erasmus Derr, died four years ago. He was orderly sergeant of the 128th
N. Y., Co. N, in the Civil War and noted for always calling the roll
memory, never using the written roll. Until four years ago Mrs. Derr
in this village. She then went to live with her daughter in Rochester.
funeral took place on Saturday afternoon from the Cook home in
The remains were removed to Chapin for interment the same afternoon.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 April 1936
Mrs. Anna Derrick of 20 Grant avenue, widow of the late James
Derrick, died at 10 o'clock last evening. Surviving are two sons, H. W.
Derrick of Buffalo and F. A. Derrick of Geneva; and four daughters,
Mrs. L. R. Marlow, Mrs. H. E. Vail, Mrs. W. H. Beales and Miss Bertha
Derrick of Geneva; two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Gibbs and Mrs. William Gibbs
of Bradford-on-Avon, England; one brother, Frank Moxham of Providence,
R. I.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Private funeral
services will be held from the residence Monday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock with the Rev. Samuel H. Edsall of Trinity Episcopal church
officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 May 1919
Andrew Desmond died this morning, after an illness of two years, at
his home, 240 William street. For many years Mr. Desmond was in the
grocery business in this city and was prominent in city affairs.
He leaves his wife, three daughters, the Misses Margaret, Catherine and
Helen, all of this city; two sons, Dennis of Buffalo, and Daniel of Los
Angeles; and one sister, Mrs. Thomas Maney of Geneva.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 February 1907
Gorham, N. Y. - Michael Detro died at his home about noon on
Thursday, after a few days of severe illness of lung trouble with heart
complication. Mr. Detro lived in this village and vicinity all his
life, having for many years been a dealer in stock; he was well
known by farmers of the surrounding country. He leaves a wife, one son,
two brothers, Charles and George, and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Benjamin
of Gorham and Mrs. Alaina Burton of Michigan.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 6 February 1907
Michael Detro died at his home in Gorham Thursday after an illness
of two days with pneumonia. He was born a mile north of Stanley where
he spent most of his life. He is survived by his wife and one son,
Frank Detro. The funeral services were held from his late home Sunday
afternoon at 1 o'clock and from the Gorham M. E. Church at 2 o'clock,
Rev. Edward Jarvis officiating. Mr. Detro was well-known in this
From Geneva Daily Times 23 May 1904
Saturday night occurred the death of George Melvin Deuel at
home in the village of
Cheshire, in the town of Canandaigua. Some time ago Mr. Deuel
was kicked in the abdomen by a horse, and received internal injuries
from which he never recovered. He was a highly esteemed man and a
successful farmer. A peculiar feature is that Mr. Deuel's father was
killed in the same manner by a kick from a horse many years ago. The
survivors are his wife, Mrs. Virginia Lucas Deuel, and
four children, Frank Deuel of Buffalo; George Melvin Deuel, Jr. of
Mrs. Alexander Hunn of Bristol and Mrs. William Montanye of Cheshire.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 16 December 1922
Canandaigua, N. Y., December. 15 - The death of Mrs. Margaret Gaines Deuel occurred
at the Thompson Memorial Hospital last evening. Death was due to
pneumonia. Mrs. Deuel was 74 years old and resided in the town of
Canandaigua. She is survived by her husband, who is now at the same
hospital; and by a daughter, Mrs. Frank Deuel of Canandaigua; and a
son, Charles H. Gaines of Cleveland. She also leaves three brothers,
William Coates, Orville Coates and Edward Coates, all of Clifton
Springs. The funeral will be held at the home of her daughter on Monday
afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. Herbert I. Gaylord, rector of St.
John's Episcopal church, officiating, and burial will be made in
Woodlawn cemetery here.
From Ontario County Journal 11 October 1889
Cheshire, N. Y. - Mrs. Priscilla Deuel died very suddenly in
this village at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. H. Wilbur, Friday,
October 1st, at the age of seventy-eight. Since the death of her
husband, Samuel H. Deuel, who was killed in the army in 1862, she has
resided in this village. She leaves two children, Mrs. C. H. Wilbur and
Deuel, Esq., and many other relatives and friends to mourn her loss.
From Naples Record 6 November 1929
Died, on Sunday, November 3, at Willard Hospital, Seymour Deuel of
Stanley, aged 64 years. He was a son of George and Charlotte King
Deuel. His early life was spent in Naples, and he received his
education in the village schools. He married Miss Elizabeth Smith of
Stanley, who died several years ago. Mr. Deuel is survived by three
sons, George, Arthur and Earle; and two daughters, Mary and Carrie, all
of Stanley. Other surviving relatives are four brothers, Edwin of
Illinois, Salem of Canandaigua, William of Naples, and Herbert of
Honeoye; and one sister, Mrs. Marshall Lincoln of South Bristol; also
and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Frank and Charles, died
several years ago. Funeral services will be held from the home of his
son, Arthur Deuel, in Stanley, this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, followed
by interment in the Gorham cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 9 February 1913
Farmington, N. Y. - Mrs. Dollie L. Deuell died last week Sunday at
her home in the southeastern part of this township, aged 60 years and
11 months. She is survived by her husband, Sherwood Deuell, and three
sons, all of this town. The burial was made in Woodlawn cemetery at
From Ontario County Journal 29 October 1897
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Peter Devalder died last Thursday morning
from the effects of an operation performed upon her the day previous.
Although the operation was a successful one, the feeble condition of
Mrs. Devalder could not stand the shock to her system, causing her
death at the age of 34 years, at the time mentioned above. A husband
and three children survived. The funeral was held from St. Francis
church last Saturday forenoon.
From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 15 February 1906
Mrs. Ellen DeVaney died at the city hospital last Sunday night
following an operation, and the body was taken to her home on West
avenue. Nine children survive her. Hopes had been entertained of her
recovery. Mrs. DeVaney's funeral was largely attended yesterday morning
requiring 28 carriages to convey
the mourners from the house to the church and cemetery. She had reared
large family and was highly esteemed by her neighbors.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 March 1915
The funeral of Michael DeVaney, of 36 Middle street, will
be held tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock from the house and at 9:30
o'clock from St. Francis DeSales church. Interment in St. Patrick's
From Geneva Daily Times 20 March 1926
Michael DeVaney, aged 54 years, died last night at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. John Long, after a short illness. Mr. DeVaney was a
member of Nester Hose athletic team of thirty years ago and as such
competed in many hose races throughout the state. He was often engaged
to run with teams at Waterloo, Ithaca, Syracuse, and other places. For
33 consecutive years he was employed at the Standard Optical company
plant and was a member of the Holy Name Society at St. Stephen's
Church. Surviving are his wife, Nellie Quinn DeVaney; two daughters,
Mrs. John Long and Miss Edwina DeVaney of Geneva; one son, Jerome, of
Atterbury, Mass.; four sisters, Miss Mary M. DeVaney of Auburn; Miss
Ellen R. DeVaney of Palm Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Edward Martin of Winter
Park, Fla.; and one brother, Officer William DeVaney of the Geneva
police department; also two grandchildren. The body was removed to his
home, William street, from where the funeral will be held at 8:30
o'clock Monday morning and at St. Stephen's Church at 9 o'clock.
Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 9 November 1900
Owen DeVaney died
at the family residence, 37 West Avenue, at 1:30 o'clock Saturday
morning, aged 65 years. He had been engaged in the milk business for
nearly thirty years on a farm one mile north of this city, but for the
past two years lived in retirement in Geneva. Mr. DeVaney enjoyed
good health up to Labor Day when he attended the C. M. B. A. excursion
to Grove Springs on Keuka Lake. He was one of the number who was
precipitated into the water when the dock gave way on that day and
never recovered from the shock, having been confined to his bed since
his return home. He is survived by his wife and ten children - Mrs. P.
J. Gavin, Nellie, Delia and Katharine DeVaney of this city, Mrs.
Charles A. Redmond of Eldredge, James, Eugene, William, Frank of
Geneva, and Redmond of Washington D. C. The funeral took place
Wednesday forenoon from St. Francis de Sales Church, Rev. Father
McPadden officiating; interment in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 12 April 1906
Owen Devaney died at his home on West avenue last Saturday
morning, aged about 38 years. He was formerly a stove moulder, but some
years ago had
to quit it because of the steam, heat and dust, and became bartender at
place on Seneca street. He resumed his former calling until laid off
growing disease, ending in consumption. He was a good fellow and had a
From Geneva Daily Times 18 February 1915
The death of William J. DeVaney, aged 83 years, of 57
occurred this morning at 2:30 o'clock, after an illness of several
Mr. DeVaney is survived by two sons, Patrolman William J. DeVaney, Jr.,
Michael E. DeVaney, of this city; four daughters, Miss Mary E. DeVaney
Auburn; Mrs. E. S. Martin of Utica; Miss Ellen R. and Miss Anna E.
of Geneva. Funeral services will be held Saturday, the hour to be
later. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery
From Geneva Gazette 1 August 1890
John DeVanney died at his residence on West Avenue last Saturday,
aged 45 years. He leaves a widow and six children, besides a
large circle of other relatives.
From Geneva Gazette 22 January 1897
Phelps NY - Julia M., the thirteen-year-old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Edward F. Develder, died last Thursday of quinsy. The funeral
services were held Saturday afternoon.
From Geneva Gazette 24 October 1873
Geo. Devine, an elderly citizen of our town, was drowned in the
canal on Saturday night last. He received an injury some few
years ago, which resulted in producing occasional aberration of mind.
It is conjectured that such a spell affected him on the fatal
night, during which he wandered off down the
railroad track, or possibly down the tow-path, and fell into either
Marsh Creek or the Canal. His body was found Monday
morning, in the canal, by one of the railroad employees. It was
taken in charge by Coroner Covert, an inquest held, and a verdict
rendered of accidental drowning.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 December 1910
The funeral of Mrs. Mary S. Devine, wife of George Divine,
will take place from the family residence, No. 610 Exchange street,
Monday morning at 9 o'clock and at 9:30 o'clock from St. Francis de
Sales church. Interment in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 29 April 1892
On Friday of last week, about noon, Michael Devine, an
resident of this place, cut his throat from ear to ear with a razor.
Walmsly and Jewett were summoned, but were unable to save the man's
and he died at 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon. The cut was a terrible one,
the windpipe and several small veins. Devine was unable to speak after
the gash, and when asked by the physicians whether he desired to live,
shook his head in the negative. Devine had suffered from the grip
the winter, and it is believed that this brought on melancholy and
insanity which resulted in his desire to die. He resided on Mechanic
was about 80 years of age and leaves a widow and four children.
From Ontario Messenger 16 March 1859
Mrs. Rhoda M. DeVol, wife of Mr. Allen P. DeVol of Farmington,
came to her death on Thursday, the 3d inst., in consequence of her
clothes taking fire from a stove. She complained of some slight
indisposition, and was sitting by the stove, when her mother left her
to go into an adjoining room, when she was alarmed by the shrieks of a
little son of Mrs. DeVol's, and hastily entering the room, she found
that her daughter had fallen from the chair, her face on the stove, and
her clothes in a blaze. She was removed and the burning clothes
extinguished. She shortly recovered enough to walk across the floor,
but was soon seized with convulsions. She gave birth to a child about
twelve o'clock that night, and died the next night at about the same
From Geneva Daily Times 29 November 1904
Mrs. Helen M. DeVoll, sixty-five years
of age, died at 3:30 o'clock this morning at her home, No. 205
Lewis street, after a nine-weeks illness. The deceased was born
in the town of Waterloo, but had lived in this city since 1874.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ella D. Shear of Oaks Corners,
Mrs. Jessie D. Taber of Buffalo, and Miss Maude DeVoll of
Geneva. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from
the house, Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., officiating. Burial will
be in Glenwood cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 December 1921
Mrs. Rose A. DeVries, aged 31, wife of John DeVries, died last
night at 11 o'clock at the Geneva General Hospital. Besides her
husband, she is survived by an infant son, John DeVries, Jr.; her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cranney, who live in Ireland; one sister,
Mrs. Hugh Hanratta of this city; and four brothers and four sisters in
Ireland; also several nieces and nephews in New York city, Seneca
Falls, and at Willard. Mrs. DeVries was formerly a nurse in the Willard
State Hospital until about five years ago. The funeral will be held at
8:30 o'clock Monday morning from her late home, and at 9 o'clock from
St. Francis de Sales church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's
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