"Dew" to "Die" Obituaries
From Shortsville Enterprise 27 April 1916
The death of Albert L. Dewey, one of the best-known men in
this section occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. Worth
Taylor, in the township of Hopewell on Sunday evening following an
illness of about a week. It was not until the day before his demise
that his condition was thought to be serious. His age was 79 years. The
deceased was born on a farm about a mile east of this village on
October 20, 1837, a son of the late Jedediah and Eleanor Macomber
Dewey. He belonged to one of the pioneer families in this section, his
ancestors having come here from Connecticut in the early days. He lived
on the farm where he was born until the year of 1879 when
he removed to Shortsville, where he continued to make his home until a
years ago, going then to Hopewell to reside with his daughter. Mr.
chose for his life partner, Miss Jennie M. Bennett. Her death occurred
the Parlor Village a number of years ago. Mrs. Taylor was the only
born to them. Mr. Dewey was a versatile writer, many of his articles
appeared in years gone in The Enterprise. At the time of his death he
preparing for publication in these columns an extensive history of
Although incomplete, we are in hopes to obtain possession of the
as he had a fine memory for facts and figures and we feel sure that
he has already written will prove of deep interest to our readers. He
spent years in corresponding for Rochester and Canandaigua newspapers.
survivors are his daughter; and two nephews, Albert N. Dewey, who has a
responsible position in the Bureau of Engraving and Printing at
Washington, D. C., and Stuart J. Dewey, a resident of Cincinnati, Ohio.
The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, a short prayer
service being held at the Taylor home at 2 o'clock, followed by
services at the Shortsville Presbyterian
church at 3 o'clock. The remains were laid to rest beside those of his
in the family plot in Brookside cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 31 May 1865
Died at her residence in Manchester, on the 18th inst., in the 86th
of her age, Mrs. Anna, consort of Jedediah Dewey, Esq.,
Mrs. D. and her husband were pioneers in the
of this town removing from Connecticut to their home here in 1799. They
with the difficulties and embarrassments incident to agricultural
at that period. Mrs. D. became the mother of 9 children, 6 of whom
to mourn her loss. She made a public profession of religion about 60
ago, and united with the Baptist Church in this town, adorning her
by a constant and earnest devotion. For many years previous to her
she had retired from the stern duties and activities of life, but
in a good degree, the exercise of her mental faculties, till near her
From Geneva Daily Times 27 December 1897
Mrs. C. A. Dewey died suddenly at 9 o'clock Saturday morning,
Dec. 25th, at the family residence on Geneva street, aged 41 years.
Mrs. Dewey had not been in good health for some time, but her sudden
death came as a great shock to her many friends. She was highly
by all who knew her as a lovely Christian woman, and the bereaved
has the sympathy of a large circle of acquaintances. She leaves besides
her husband five young children. The funeral will take place from her
late home, 43 Geneva street, at 2 o'clock, and from St. Peter's church
at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, the 28th inst. The Geneva chapter,
O. E. G., of which Mrs. Dewey was a member, will attend the funeral in
a body, also the members of Ark Lodge, F. and A. M.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 November 1895
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Col. Edmund B. Dewey, the oldest resident
of the town of Manchester, died at his home on West Main street Sunday,
aged 94 years, 5 months and 8
days. Col. Dewey was born June 2, 1801, about two miles west of this
village of Clifton Springs, and with the exception of five years that
he resided in the town of Hopewell, had always lived in this town, and
for twenty-five years in this village. In 1845 he moved to Coonsville,
or Manchester Center, where he kept a temperance hotel for a few years.
In September, 1831, he married Miss Sarah Cooper, with whom he lived
fifty-five years, she dying in 1876. Twelve children were born of this
marriage, ten of whom lived to become of age and four of whom are still
living. In 1878 Col. Dewey married for his second wife, Mrs. Fannie
Vanderhoof, who survives him. In politics he was a Republican. The
funeral services will be held in the Universalist church this Wednesday
morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. Asa Saxe of Rochester officiating. Burial
From Ontario Republican Times 25 September 1861
Died in the town of Manchester, on the 20th instant, Mrs.
Eleanor, wife of Hon. Jedediah Dewey, in the 54th year of
age. In the death of Mrs. Dewey, her family has lost its central pillar
of usefulness, a happy home has been bereft of the brightest star of
loveliness, and a neighborhood has lost a member from whose tongue
was never heard. Reserved in her conversation, amiable in her
and kind at heart, she readily resolved acquaintances into lasting
During her protracted sufferings, she exhibited the same patience and
resignation which strongly characterized her whole former life. And
when her physician informed her that no relief could be afforded her,
she received the communication with perfect composure; for she knew
"that though the earthly house of
this tabernacle be dissolved", she had a "building of God, a house not
made with hands, eternal and in the heavens." This precious hope
her to the last, with perfect resignation to the will of God, she took
of her friends and passed to her final rest.
From Ontario County Journal 7 April
Died - In East Victor, on Friday, March 31st, Mrs. Eugene
Dewey, of Typhoid Pneumonia. Mrs. Dewey caught a severe cold
at the Centennial Tea Party a few weeks since, but had only been
confined to her bed for a few days. Almost from the outset of her
confinement, her Physician had no hope of
her recovery. Every thing was done which kind friends and
relatives could do. The news of her death came with suddenness
upon her friends, many of whom had not learned of her illness.
an active member of the Universalist Church of this place. She
leaves a kind husband and two children, one a young man, the other a
little girl three years old, to mourn her loss, besides a large number
of relatives and friends. The funeral was held in the
Universalist Church on Sunday afternoon. The large number of
friends in attendance testified in what kind remembrance she was held
From Victor Herald 20 May 1904
Eugene B. Dewey, a native of Victor and for many years a
successful farmer of this town, died suddenly at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. H. G. Fitch of Canandaigua, Tuesday morning. He retired
in his usual health and spirits Monday night and the next morning was
found dead on the floor of his bed room. To all appearances he had
risen at the usual hour, and while in the act of dressing dropped dead.
Coroner Warner was summoned and after learning the circumstances,
pronounced it death from apoplexy. Mr. Dewey was a son of the late Hon.
Lanson Dewey, Member of Assembly from the eastern district of the
county in 1863 and 1864, and was born at Victor November 7, 1838. He
received his education in the local schools and taking up the business
of farming, became one of the solid and respected citizens of the town.
Ten years ago he left the farm and moved to Canandaigua, but frequently
returned to Victor for a visit, being welcomed by a host of friends to
whom the news of his death will come as a saddening shock. Mr. Dewey is
survived by one son, T. E. Dewey of Topeka, Kansas, one daughter, Mrs.
Herbert Fitch of Canandaigua; and by two sisters, Mrs. M. A. Wilbur of
Victor, Mrs. Peter Plumb of Farmington. One brother, Dr. Bernard M.
Dewey of Nashua, Iowa, also survives. The funeral services will be held
at the Fitch residence in Canandaigua at three o'clock this afternoon
and the remains brought to Victor and interred in the Village cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 January 1915
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Homer C. Dewey, an
esteemed woman of this community, occurred Friday morning at 8:30
o'clock, at her home
in East Main street, following an illness of several months. The
deceased, whose maiden name was Jane Ann Davis, a daughter of Josiah H.
and Hopeful Jeffords Davis, was born at Panes Hollow, N. Y., on April
1, 1850. She received her early education at Little Falls and when
nineteen years of age came with
her parents to Reeds Corners. Seven years later she married Homer C.
of Deerfield, N. Y., where for a number of years they engaged in
farming. Mr. and Mrs. Dewey and family came to Phelps in 1900 and have
since occupied the Dewey homestead in East Main street. Surviving
relatives, besides her husband, are two sons, Orson H. and Harold L.
Dewey, and a grandson, Leland H. Dewey, all of Phelps; one sister, Mrs.
Harriett Yule of Mohawk, N. Y.; and six brothers, Homer C. Davis of
Reed's Corners, Brockett and Samuel of Canandaigua, J. P. Davis of
Gage, N. Y., A. B. Davis of Ilion and Franklin W. Davis of Rochester.
The deceased had a large circle of friends who mourn her death. The
funeral will be held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the house, Rev.
W. H. York, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church conducting the
services. Burial will be in the family plot in the Phelps Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 3 April 1885
Howard Dewey, a prominent citizen of Manchester, died suddenly at
that place on Tuesday morning last. He had walked to his son's house, a
little way from his own, and on arriving there complained of feeling
ill. Almost while speaking, he fell to the
floor and died. His age was about seventy-five years.
From Geneva Courier 18 May 1859
Mr. Jedediah Dewey, Sen., died at his residence in the town of
Manchester, on the 8th inst., after an illness of three months. He was
one of the pioneers of western New York, having moved from Connecticut
in 1798. He was a man of an amiable disposition, attentive to his
business, a kind neighbor and a valuable citizen. He was 82 years
From Geneva Daily Times 25 March 1896
Mrs. Jennie B. Dewey, wife of A. L. Dewey,
died yesterday in Shortsville. Mrs. Dewey was the daughter of
Rev. Ira Bennett, and was born in Penn Yan, September 27, 1838.
On September 25, 1862, she was married to Mr. Dewey, since which
they resided in the village of Shortsville and vicinity. She was a
member of the Baptist church, and as long as her health permitted, was
very active in church duties, especially in the choir. She leaves
a husband and one daughter. Her mother survives her at the age of
85, also two brothers, John A. and Albert J. Bennett of Brockport.
From Ontario Republican Times 1 April 1863
Died in Manchester, on the 26th of March, Mr. John Dewey, after
days. Mr. Dewey was born in the town of Suffield,
Hartford county, Connecticut, in the year 1773. For the last forty-six
years he has been a resident of this town. He was a man of strict
universally loved by all. By his death one of the links that connected
us to a former generation has been severed. But he has gone to is rest
after a long life of usefulness. Let us imitate his example by living
only for ourselves but for the good of others. The funeral of the
was attended on the following Sabbath, at the Baptist church, and an
discourse was delivered on the occasion by the Rev. Mr. Bates, from a
recorded in second Corinthians, v. 1, 2, 3, & 4.
From Ontario County Chronicle 12 November 1902
Manchester, N. Y. - Nearly the whole town of Manchester was
shocked and grieved on Saturday morning to learn of the sudden death of
Mrs. John Dewey, east of this village. On retiring Mrs. Dewey
was enjoying her usual health, and about 1 o'clock, her husband was
awakened by a movement as if his wife were in a spasm. He hastily arose
and procured a light, when it was found his wife had ceased to breathe.
A physician was summoned who pronounced the cause of death to be heart
failure. Mrs. Dewey's 28 years of life were filled with deeds of
kindness to one and all, her happy disposition ever adding to her host
of friends, making her a universal favorite in the circle which she
moved. Only one short year ago on October. 16th, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey
stood beneath an arch of ivy and roses where they pledged their troth
"till death doth us part." Besides her husband, the deceased is
survived by a father, mother, brother and two sisters, who are Mr. and
Mrs. Joel Bishop and daughters, Matie and Loui, and son, Asher, who
with the bereaved husband have the sincere sympathy of the community.
The funeral will be held from her late home this Monday afternoon at 2
o'clock; Rev. M. W. Covell, pastor of the Baptist church of which she
was a member, officiating. The burial will take place at Brookside
From Ontario County Times 23 February 1887
Victor, N. Y. - Lanson Dewey, of East Victor, died suddenly
on Thursday morning of last week, and the funeral was held at the
family residence on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mr. Dewey had been a
resident of this town for many years, coming from Smithfield, Madison
County, in 1826, at the age of twenty-one years. He obtained employment
with Jabez Felt, and in 1830 married Mr. Felt's daughter. He located at
the place where he so long resided in the spring of 1834. The sterling
qualities of Mr. Dewey were recognized by his townsmen, by whom he was
elected to offices of trust and honor, discharging the various duties
connected therewith with promptness and fidelity. He was Supervisor of
this town for eleven years, holding the office nine years
consecutively, and was Chairman of the Board for six years. He was also
elected Member of the Assembly, holding that responsible office during
the years 1863 and 1864.
From Ontario County Journal 5 May 1911
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Last Friday at the Canandaigua hospital, occurred the death of Mrs. Laura Hotchkiss Dewey, at
the age of 20 years. Mrs. Dewey was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
George Hotchkiss and her untimely death has brought sorrow to her many
friends in this vicinity, where she was born. Besides her husband and
infant daughter, her parents and one brother survive. Funeral services
were held from her parents' home on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Charles
Hamblin officiating. Interment was in the Rural cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 13 January 1916
On Thursday of last week the remains of Mrs. Mary Dewey, a
former resident of this town, were brought from Syracuse to the home of
William Deits, northeast of this village, and in the afternoon were
in Pioneers cemetery, east of here. Mrs. Dewey died at Syracuse on the
previous, her age being 85 years. She was a daughter of the late
Southworth, and was born in the town of Manchester on January 4, 1831.
demise occurred on her birthday. Her husband was the late Jedediah
of Manchester, with whom she was married about 46 years ago. His death
several years ago. The survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Anna Webster of
Syracuse, one sister, Miss Irene Southworth of Manchester and six
From Geneva Gazette 12 March 1875
Mrs. Sarah Dewey died in Clifton Feb. 14th aged 79 years.
She had been a resident of Manchester for 73 years.
From Ontario County Journal 17 February 1911
Truman Dewey, aged 88 years, formerly of Canandaigua, died at his
home in Phelps, on Friday. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. F. R.
Hoag of Los Gatos, Cal. Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Dewey, Mr. and Mrs. George
Dewey and Mrs. Brockett Davis, of Canandaigua, attended the funeral on
From Ontario County Journal 16 June 1911
Yesterday morning, at his home southeast of the village on the lake road, occurred the death of Willowby Z. Dewey, a
well-known and prosperous farmer, aged 65 years. Mr. Dewey had been ill
for six weeks with diabetes. Funeral services will be held at the home
at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon and burial will be in Woodlawn.
Deceased was born in Dearfield, Oneida
county in 1846. He came to this locality in 1873 and the same year
married Miss Alice Longstaff of Newport, who with seven children
survive. They are: Charles W. Dewey of Farmington; Earl L. Dewey of
Canandaigua; Mrs. Henry Babbitt of Gorham; George L. Dewey of
Canandaigua; Warren E. of Monticello, Mo., and Alfred H. and Frederick
H. Dewey, who lived at home.
From Penn Yan Democrat 25 August 1944
Died at Canandaigua Hospital, Monday, August 21, Mrs. Clara M. DeWick, 83,
of Rushville. She was a charter member of Fenogowone Chapter, OES, at
its organization in 1909. She is survived by a son, William DeWick of
Stanley; a sister, Mrs. Nellie Goodrich of Middlesex; two brothers,
Herbert and John Phelps of Potter; five grandchildren and one
great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at Hobart funeral chapel,
Rushville, Thursday at 2 p.m., Rev. Charles Emerson of Potter Baptist
church officiating. Burial in Rushville cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 April 1913
Mrs. Ellen Ann DeWitt, 72, widow of the late William DeWitt, died
last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Bailey, of the West
Lake Road. Besides her daughter, she leaves a sister, Mrs. Grace Lord;
five brothers, James, Cyrus, Moses, and Leon Parish of Geneva and Myron
of Waterloo; two granddaughters and two great-granddaughters.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 October 1906
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Harriet DeWitt died yesterday. She was
one of the oldest and most respected residents of this section. She was
born August 29, 1817, and married George C. DeWitt on June 11, 1836, at
Canandaigua. She was the mother of eleven children, only one of whom
survives, James DeWitt, with whom she has made her home for many years.
She was for many years a member of the First Congregational church of
this place, having joined in 1844. The funeral will be held Friday
afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. E. A. Hazeltine officiating.
From Geneva Gazette 30 June 1882
Mr. Anthony P. Dey - Died very suddenly at his residence in
this village on Saturday evening last. He had been for several
years a severe sufferer from rheumatism, but, until the very day of his
decease, had been enabled to take daily exercise in the streets.
He died while seated in his chair, with members of his family about
him. It is inferred that his disease reached his heart.
Mr. Dey was a native of Seneca county, a descendant of Pierson Day,
one of the earliest settlers of that county. But from early
manhood he was so often in Geneva that our people regarded him in the
light of one "to the manor born." His wife, who survives him, was
a native of Geneva, daughter of the late Mr. John Hall. About
fifteen years ago Mr. Day took up his residence among us, and, until
crippled by disease, was among our most useful and active citizens, and
honored for his sterling good sense and unswerving integrity. He
leaves but one child -- a married daughter, whose melancholy
satisfaction it was to be at the parental home when this
"death-struck", and to mingle her tears with those of the bereaved
mother in this afflicting dispensation of Providence. The funeral
was held at the house on Tuesday morning, Rev. Dr. Hogarth officiating.
Anthony P. Day was a son of Pierson Dey and Sarah Conover, and was
born in New Jersey Aug. 18, 1809. While yet a child his parents
removed to and settled upon the farm in Fayette, Seneca county, where
they resided until death. Mr. Dey's father died suddenly sitting
in his chair (very similar to Anthony's) on the morning of Dec. 26th,
1863, having lived to the advanced age of
83 years and 7 months. About 40 years ago Anthony married Mary
Ann, daughter of John Hall, who survives him. They have but one
child, Augusta C., the wife of Ed. Harris, watchmaker and jeweler at
His surviving brothers and sisters are Peter B., a farmer of
Elizabeth, widow of Elder Halsey, of Geneva; William, who resides in
Henry R., who resides on the old homestead farm in Fayette. His
daughter, Mrs. Harris, has several children to whom he was much
attached; he was always particularly fond of children. He was a
decided and pronounced Democrat and ever ready to defend the faith that
was in him with
From Geneva Gazette 8 August 1890
MRS. ANTHONY P. DEY - Died at the residence of her only
daughter, Mrs. E. A. Harris, on Genesee street, on the 5th inst.
Deceased was among the older natives of Geneva. She was a
daughter of the late John Hall, one of the early
business men of Geneva -- a jeweler whose store was on
Main street opposite the upper end of the park. She was afforded
the advantages of a ripe education, and became decidedly accomplished
in music. For many years prior to her marriage she was leading soprano
in the Presbyterian choir, when its only instrumental accompaniment
consisted of a flute and and double bass viol. As
a member of this church, she was active in all good work for
the promotion of religion. She was withal a model wife, mother
and neighbor. Since the death of her devoted and greatly esteemed
husband, she has made her home with her affectionate daughter,
surrounded by every comfort which loving hands and hearts could bestow.
From Geneva Gazette 20 August
Death of an Old Resident - Mrs. Mary M. Dey departed this life on
the 18th inst., aged 71
years. She had been a resident of Geneva since 1826, a
period of 49 years. Early in married life she was left a widow
with the care of five young children, to whose support and education
she devoted all a fond mother's ardor and made every needed sacrifice.
All but one still live, respected in their several stations and
present today to mingle their tears over the coffin and grave of the
From Geneva Advertiser 16 October 1894
Obituary - Mrs. Warren S. Dey died at the home of her mother, Mrs.
Davison Flower, on Main street last Thursday afternoon, after a long
and painful illness of cancer. The two children who survive her
reside in Geneva, Stewart F. and Carrie E. Dey. All that good
medical treatment and affectionate kindness could do has been done for
her, but to little avail. There is scarcely any possibility of staying
that disease. It would be a grand service to humanity if the medical
profession could discover the origin of cancer -- from what cause it
makes its start, and thus give means to its prevention.
Mrs. Dey's funeral was held from the home on Saturday afternoon at 3:30
o'clock, Rev. Dr. Nelson of old Trinity reading the solemn service.
The funeral was quite largely attended. There were many
gifts of flowers from loving friends, one handsome piece being
contributed by Hydrant Hose Co., of which her son has long been a
member. Nearby neighbors kindly attended to
the details about the house. Mrs. Dey has borne three children.
A bright little boy was killed in Watkins a number of years ago,
was run over by a heavy wagon on the 4th of July. Ten minutes
after the happy boy left her with a dime to purchase
fire crackers, he was brought back to her a mangled corpse. The
mother never entirely recovered from that dreadful shock -- it turned
her hair prematurely gray. She was a kind-hearted, christian
woman, and though an invalid for more than a year, her loss will be
From Ontario County Journal 9 May 1890
Naples, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Abbie Pierce Deyo, wife
so long the proprietor of the Naples Record, occurred
Monday afternoon. Her remains had been brought from Chicago, where
she died on Friday, May 2d, of a nervous disease, while on a visit to
her daughter residing there. Mrs. Deyo was for two years a resident of
Her fine musical talents and her genial, kind disposition won friends
admirers wherever she was. She had been married 37 years, but for the
last 10 or 12 years has suffered much with this nervous disorder. Death
came as a sweet relief. The afflicted family are now nearly all here,
come to attend the funeral.
From Geneva Gazette 2 June 1871
SUDDEN DEATH IN
NAPLES - A correspondent of the Rochester Chronicle writing
county, on the 28th, (last Sunday,) says:
Death has again
visited our peaceful valley and robbed us of those we loved. Amenso
one of our finest young men, the pride of his family, and
who was loved and respected by all that knew him, arose this morning
full of health and manly vigor, but before half-past 3 was dead.
The facts of the care are thus: Mr. Deyo, who is one of the
members of our Naples glee club, was, with others, at the Christian
church, practicing pieces to be sung on Decoration
day. Whilst in the middle of the piece, and in one of the highest
strains, he was seen to fall back. Some of those present thought
he was in fun, but they soon perceived their mistake, and rendered him
all the assistance in their power. But he was past all
earthly assistance. Dr. Lusk was called in and pronounced it a
case of heart disease. Mr. Deyo was a brother of S. L.
Deyo, editor of our Naples paper. During the war he gallantly served
his country in the 189th regiment. Since the close of the war he
has been carrying on the furniture business. At a meeting of the
veteran soldiers of Naples, held this evening, they decided to bury him
military honors. His family and friends have the heartfelt
of the entire community.
From Ontario Repository and Messenger 18 November 1874
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Betsey Deyo, the mother of the editor of the
Naples Record, a most estimable lady, and exemplary member of the above
church, departed this life yesterday morning, and was buried this
afternoon in Rose Ridge cemetery. Mrs. Deyo was but a few months short
of being sixty-four years of age, and was born in this village, and has
grown up with it almost from the time of the first settlement. The
family of (Lyon) of which she was a component part, consisted of three
sons and five
daughters, all of whom have ever lived and died in Naples, with the
exception of three still remaining here, Mr. Simeon Lyon, Mrs. Josiah
Porter, and Mrs. Dr. Sprague. Mrs. Deyo's family consisted of six sons
and one daughter, S. L. Deyo being the oldest of the males, of whom
there are four still living. For musical talent from the father and
mother down through the entire progeny, there probably couldn't be
found another family of the same extent, at the time they were all
living, about two years ago, that would equal them in this respect. It
will probably be remembered that two years ago last Decoration Day,
three of the Deyo boys were practicing in the Methodist church, when
one of them, Amenzo Deyo, dropped dead into the arms of one of the
others, having by a severe effort ruptured a blood vessel. This sudden
and terrible bereavement in the family, was the beginning of Mrs.
Deyo's direct decline, and it has been a series of wasting away until
the present time.
From Ontario County Journal 30 July 1886
Naples, N. Y. - Ira Deyo, father of S. L. Deyo
and G. C. Deyo of this village, died on Saturday last, aged nearly
80. He had been a resident of this town for 59 years - an active,
upright, business man. It is but a few months since he gave up
entirely. He died at the home of his son, George, where he had lived
for some time past. Perhaps no two persons were better known in this
vicinity that "Uncle Ira" Deyo and "Aunt Betsey," his wife. They were
famous singers as well as
very friendly and social, and there are but few adults in the region
Naples but that have enjoyed their music. Aunt Betsey died nearly
years ago. A large assemblage gathered at the funeral of Uncle Ira on
Monday, at 2 p.m. Rev. G. B. Fuller, the former pastor of the Christian
church (of which the deceased had long been a member) officiated,
by Rev. Mr. Vosburgh. I. M. Deyo, of Honeoye, another son, was present.
Of the six sons who formed, some twenty years ago, the Concert club
as the "Carolists," only the three above mentioned are living.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 26 January 1917
Naples, N. Y., Jan. 25 - The body of Ira N. Deyo, who died
in Rochester on the 23d, was brought to Naples this morning where it
will be placed in the receiving vault for the winter. Mr. Deyo was born
in Naples seventy-two years ago, the son of Ira N. and Betsey Deyo. He
was one of eight children, all of whom are dead. Six Deyo brothers grew
to manhood in Naples and three, Ira, Ellery and Menzo, served in the
Civil war. Ira N. Deyo was a member of the 85th N. Y. State Infantry
and served under Colonel W. W. Clarke, also of Naples. He was ten
months in the Southern prison and was almost unrecognizable when
exchanged and sent home. He married Miss Frances Seemans of Naples, who
died many years ago. He moved, with his family, to Honeoye about
thirty-five years ago where he engaged in the hardware business and
which village has since been his home. He leaves one son, George of
Honeoye; three daughters, Mrs. John H. H. Alden, of New Haven, Conn.;
Misses Elizabeth and Frances Deyo of New York City.
From Ontario County Journal 2 August 1895
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Maryett, relict of the late Allen Deyoe,
died at her home on Kendall street Tuesday morning, aged 71 years.
The funeral services will be held from the house today (Friday) August
2, at 2 p.m.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 May 1955
Mrs. Marian DeYulio
, 71, of 65 Angelo St., died early today at her home
after a long illness. She came to the United States in 1906. Mrs.
DeYulio moved to Geneva in 1916, after having lived in
Pennsylvania for several years. She has resided here since that time.
She is a communicant of St. Francis De Sales Church. Survivors include
her husband, Nicholas; eight daughters, Mrs. Ann
Barbara, Rochester, Mrs. Elveda Loy, Johnson City, and Mrs. Fred
Peters, Rodeo, Calif., Mrs. Lucy Guerrie, Mrs. Sylvia Chilbert, Mrs.
Joseph Consolie, Mrs. Faye Morracco, and Mrs. Adeline Sabatini, all of
Geneva; two sons, Wilson and James, of Geneva; a brother, Anthony
Telli, Dunmore, Pa.; 26 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and
several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m.
Monday from the family home
and at 9 a.m. from St. Francis De Sales Church.
Please contact Tracy DeYulio if
you have an interest in this family.
From Geneva Gazette 19 April 1878
Died, in Geneva, on Tuesday morning, April 16th, Caroline
Cutbush, wife of William S. DeZeng, in the 82d year of
her age. For a number of years, Mrs. DeZeng had been the oldest living
resident of Geneva. She was born in Philadelphia October 1st,
1796, and came here in the early summer of 1798 with her father, the
late Major James Rees, and family. They were accompanied by their
relatives, Dr. Edward Cutbush and wife, who became permanent residents
at a later period. The journey here was arduous and eventful,
occupying several weeks, and attended with no little danger.
Arriving at New York from Philadelphia, the party, numbering
seventeen persons, embarked on a sloop for Albany, and were conveyed
thence by batteaux up the Mohawk River and through Oneida Lake and the
Seneca River to Seneca Lake. Major Rees came to Geneva at the
instance of Mr. Charles Williamson, the first land agent of the
Pulteney Estate, and was engaged for years in the examination and
perfecting of titles for that immense landed interest which then
comprised the proprietorship of a large proportion of this and several
adjoining counties. The party was met in the outlet of Seneca
Lake by Mr.
Williamson with his sloop and brought to Geneva.
The family took up their abode in a large house then standing at the
extreme end of Main street, overlooking the ravine at Mile Point, and
commanding an extensive view of
the lake. From that time, with the exception of two years
during her girlhood, when the family temporarily resided at Bath, Mrs.
DeZeng has lived in Geneva and for the greater part of the
time in the lovely home in which she died, and where she was united in
marriage to William S. DeZeng on the 7th January 1817.
The long life which has just closed has
been a bright and beautiful example of those domestic virtues
which have so endeared her memory to her husband, family and friends.
Until within a few years she had been blessed with uninterrupted
health, and was the mother of ten children, two of whom died in infancy
-- a son, William, at Panama, on his way to California in 1849, and a
daughter, Josephine, wife of of Edward F. DeLancey, in New York city in
1865. Six of the children, three sons and three daughters,
survive her, who, with their venerable father, two sons-in-law, Edward
F. DeLancey and Clarence A. Seward, and all the grandchildren, are
providentially permitted to be present at the last sad rites in memory
of the sainted wife and mother. She, who has for so long a time been
the centre of
an affectionate and devoted family circle, has left to them a priceless
legacy in the remembrance of her beautiful life, her ceaseless and
loving ministrations to their welfare and happiness, her consistent
Christian influence and example; and outside of the family circle,
many hearts in our community that will bear in grateful remembrance
the active sympathy and kindness which made warm and enduring friends
of all who knew her. Her departure was peaceful and serene.
gentle spirit passed away without a pang of mortal agony.
The funeral services will be held this afternoon at Trinity Church,
with which Mrs. DeZeng has been connected since the date of its
organization, her father being a member of the first Vestry, and
afterwards for many years and until his death, its Senior Warden.
Major Rees also held many other positions of trust and honor.
He served with distinction on
the frontier in the war of 1812. He died at Geneva in 1851, aged
eighty-four years, having enjoyed in the highest degree the esteem and
regard of the entire community.
From Geneva Gazette 8 June 1900
Henry L. DeZeng, a well-known and highly respected citizen, died
suddenly Wednesday afternoon last, at the home of Mrs. Julia W. Brush,
92 Pulteney st. Cause heart disease. The deceased was a son
of William S. DeZeng, an old-time merchant and business man of Geneva,
and was born here in July, 1829, making his age nearly 71 years.
One brother and three sisters survive him; also
his wife, one son and two daughters. He was a communicant
of Trinity Church, and in all relations of life a most estimable
citizen. The last time we were out with him was when both were
pall bearers at the funeral of Hatley N. Rose. He called at the Gazette
office a few hours before his death. He developed considerable
talent as an inventor, but his inventions resulted in little
profit to himself. He was a man of even temperament and never
did aught to make a human being his enemy.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 27 March 1931
Canandaigua, N. Y., March 26 - Mrs. Clemencia Dhondt, 76, widow of
Frank Dhondt, died today. She leaves five sons and a daughter, Arthur
Dhondt of Gorham, Edward Dhondt of Rochester, Ivo and Lewis Dhondt of
Hopewell, Peter and Lena Dhondt of Canandaigua; also a brother, in
Holland and seven grandchildren. Funeral at St. Mary's Church Saturday
at 9 o'clock.
From Ontario County Journal 9 January 1885
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral services of Adelbert
Dibble, who died early Saturday morning
of last week, were held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the residence of
his father, Mr. Chas. Dibble, and on Monday his remains were taken
to Bergen for interment.
From Ontario County Times 11 November 1863
Died, in East Bloomfield, October 25th, of fever contracted in Hospital
at Washington, Albert K. Dibble, aged 25 years, 9 months and 8
days. Another member of this family stricken down, with the bright
promise of a noble manhood; an innocent victim of this unnatural war
although he had participated in no battles. He went to the Army of the
Potomac, for a brother, sick in of the Hospitals in the
front; and though himself almost an invalid, he generously cared for
brother, until death took his charge from him. He brought him home, saw
him buried and only too soon followed him. Truly "death loves a shining
mark," and in taking him, has robbed his family of a devoted son and
brother, and the community of a useful, Christian member. The sacrifice
was accepted; and though we mourn, yet we can but feel it is well with
From Ontario County Journal 7 February 1896
Miller's Corners, N. Y. Mrs. Betsey Dibble, one of the oldest
residents of this vicinity, died at the home of her son, M. L. Dibble,
early Sunday morning, at the advanced age of 90 years. The funeral
service was held on Tuesday afternoon, at the house, Rev. M. L. Stimson
and Rev. W. C. Cramer officiating. She leaves, besides the son with
whom she resided, a stepson, Charles Dibble, of Lima.
From Ontario County Times 22 January 1890
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Chas. Dibble, aged nearly 83
years, died last Saturday, January 18, of pneumonia, after having been
ill only 24 hours. His wife preceded him about three months since. The
couple had walked side by side over sixty-three years, and now their
reunion, after so short a separation, seems appropriate, to say the
least. It leaves a great vacuum in the homestead, for sorrowing
friends, we admit, but they must account their loss small, compared
with the ineffable joy of the restored parents in Heaven. He was born
in Sheffield, Mass., May 2, 1807; came into this State when a lad of
twelve years, and has been a resident of East Bloomfield nearly 39
years. He leaves a daughter, Miss Maria, who has always remained with
and cared for her parents; also three sons with families, one in
Connecticut, one in Perry, and the other in Miller's Corners, West
Bloomfield. He also leaves an aged sister in Oshkosh, Wis.
From Ontario County Journal 16 July 1915
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Elmyra Dibble, widow of
Walter Dibble, died suddenly at her home in the northwestern part of
the town on Friday evening. She had been ill but a few hours. Her death
was a shock to her many friends and relatives. The deceased was the
daughter of James M. and Sara Ogden Greene and was born in Honeoye
Falls on April 29, 1836, one of nine children. About 45 years, Frances
Elmyra Greene was united in marriage with Walter Dibble and since that
time had resided in this town. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs.
John Bennett of this town; one grandson, Leslie Bennett; a twin sister,
Mrs. Elvyra Hayward, and another sister, Mrs. J. R. McMichael, also of
this town; and by three brothers, Ogilvie R. Greene of Avon, Lucius and
Eugene A. Greene of Honeoye Falls. The funeral was held from the family
home on Tuesday, conducted by Rev. Frank R. Gosnell, and interment was
made in the Rural Cemetery at West Bloomfield.
From Victor Herald 6 June 1891
Miss Emeline Dibble died at the
home of her mother in this village last Friday evening, aged
57 years. She had been in poor health for some time, but her
condition was not considered serious until a short time before her
death. She was a lady of fine education, quiet manners, and very
domestic in her tastes and habits. Her aged mother, whose constant
companion she has been for many years, will have the sympathy of the
community. The funeral was held from her late home on East
Main St. Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Frost officiating. The interment
was at the family cemetery near Millers Corners.
From Clifton Springs Press No Date 1944
Mrs. Emma Showers Dibble, 52, died Sunday morning, May 21, 1944, in
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Rudat, Jr., Oak Mount avenue, after
a long illness. She was the widow of Edgar Dibble, who died in 1935.
Surviving besides her daughter, are two sons, Claude of East Bloomfield
and Ralph Dibble, U. S. Navy, Sampson Training Station; also two
sisters. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the W. E.
Wheeler Funeral Home in East Bloomfield, the Rev. Paul Huyett, pastor
of the Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in East Bloomfield
From Geneva Daily Times 12 September 1935
Enos M. Dibble of 88 Mill street died this morning after a
illness. Mr. Dibble was born in New Haven, Conn., the son of the late
Capt. Dibble, and was a member of the old 34th Separate Company. He had
been an employee of the Fairfax Bros. Co. for about twenty years. Mr.
Dibble was 86 years of age. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Anna Dibble; one
daughter, Mrs. Charles Hagen; one son, James R. Dibble; one
granddaughter, Miss Marguerite Hagen, all of Geneva; one sister, Mrs.
J. B. Heartwell of Long Beach, Calif. Funeral services will be held
Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late home with the Rev.
Alexander Thompson of the North Presbyterian church officiating.
Interment will be in Washington Street Cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 13 November 1889
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Truly, another mother in Israel has left us, in the person of Mrs. Eunice M. Ward, wife of Deacon Charles Dibble. She
was born in Madison, Conn., in 1806, whence she removed in infancy with
her father's household of eleven children, to Bergen, N. Y., where in
April, 1826, she married the husband who survives her, having walked
side by side with him for over sixty-three years, and thirty-eight of those
years have been spent in East Bloomfield. Her unselfish, gentle
disposition, made sweeter by the Christian hope within her, made life
very pleasant to her family, who cherish her memory most lovingly. Such
patient endurance and forgetfulness of self, and anxiety to do for
others, is well worth their and our emulation. Christ was present with
her in her extreme sufferings, and helped her to bear them
unflinchingly. She was much in prayer, and her trust in Christ, who is
mighty to save, was beautiful. Her bereft husband has the comfort of
knowing that it is well with her, and that soon she will welcome him on
the other shore. She died last Monday night, November 4th, and was
buried on the 6th. She left four children, several having preceded her:
Miss Maria, an only daughter, who is left to care for her aged father;
Sineus, living in North Adams, Mass.; Cassius, for the past eighteen
years pastor of the Presbyterian church in Perry; and Newton, living in
Miller's Corners, West Bloomfield. All were here to minister to her
comfort in her last sickness, and to follow her remains to their last
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 29 September 1930
Frank Dibble entered into rest Sunday morning at his late home in
Farmington, N. Y. He is survived by his wife and one son, Roy; one
brother, Stafford Dibble of Newark, N. Y.; one sister, Mrs. Florence
Hull of Buffalo. Services from his late home Tuesday at 2 p.m., Rev.
Nelson Lobdell officiating. Burial at Boughton Hill cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 1 November 1904
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral of George Dibble, who
died at Hopewell on Monday, was held from the home of his son, Mark
Dibble, on Wednesday afternoon. He leaves, besides his son, two
daughters, Miss Nellie Emmons, of this place, and Mrs. C. E. Fox of
Elmira; and two sisters, Mrs. George Fox and Mrs. Sparrow Mayo.
From Ontario County Journal 20 July 1883
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. George Dibble died at Ovid Monday,
July 16th, of consumption, aged 45 years. Her remains were brought home
and interred in the family grounds on Tuesday, the 17th.
From Ontario County Times 7 October 1863
Died in Washington, Sept. 15th, of fever and spinal disease, Geo.
Dibble, of the 8th N. Y. Cavalry, aged 27 years. In him has East
Bloomfield lost another of her most worthy sons. With excellent
business talents, he had already acquired a competency. Yet at the call
of his country, he left all, together with a young wife, and enlisted
in the ranks. And although for months disabled by painful disease, he
did not seek a discharge, or murmur against the government, as many do
who are at ease at home. With a patriotism that did him honor, he hoped
spring, since which he has done yeoman service among the bravest of the
brave. But the fatigues and hardships of the campaign were too much for
his slender constitution, he yielded up his young life, a sacrifice
the altar of his country. May his modest, unassuming worth, his
self-sacrificing patriotism, his consistent christian character, be
imitated, as they deserve to be, by all. We honor him. We think of
none, among the many brave young men we have lost, more worthy of
honor. Let us weep with those that weep.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 20 June 1922
Shortsville, N. Y., June 19 - Ira M. Dibble, a veteran of the Civil
War, died at his home, No. 107 West Main Street, at 9 o'clock this
morning, after an illness of eight months. He was born in Delhi April
10, 1844, and received his education in that place. On February 10,
1864, he enlisted at Elmira in Company A. Eighty-ninth New York
Volunteers, for three years, or until the end of the war. He was
wounded June 18th, promoted to corporal and at the fall of Petersburg,
April 2, 1863, to sergeant. On April 9, 1865, he was assigned to patrol
duty, and in August, 1865, was honorably discharged from service. He
was married December 7, 1879, to Miss Joey Manterstock, of Trout
Creek, Delaware county, and came to Shortsville, buying the property in
West Main street, which has since been their home. He is a charter member
of Herendeen Post, G. A. R.. and a past commander, and was aide to the
state commander. Mr. Dibble leaves his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Otis
Walters, of Shortsville; six grandchildren, Kenneth, Marjorie,
Herbert, Leah, Helen and Albert Walters, all of this village, one
brother, Dr. A. P. Dibble of Westfield, one sister, Mrs. Jerome Rouse
of Elmira Heights; and several nieces and nephews. A military funeral,
in charge of Turner-Schrader Post, American Legion, will be held from
the family home at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, burial to follow in
Brookside Cemetery. Frank A. Van Hee, of Chapin, pastor of Shortsville
Methodist Episcopal Church, will assist in the funeral services. Mr.
Dibble is the second charter member of Herendeen Post to die within a
week, the other being Charles Van Buren, whose death occurred on
Tuesday, June 13th.
From Ontario County Journal 2 December 1910
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of Joseph Dibble, an
this town, occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
A. S. Hull at Honeoye Falls, on Nov. 27, after a lingering illness. He
was born in this town 84 years ago and spent the greater part of his
life here. He is survived by his wife; one sister, Miss M. A. Dibble of
this town; a daughter, Mrs. A. S. Hull; and two sons, Frank of Victor,
and Stafford of Port Byron. The funeral was held from the home of his
daughter on Tuesday afternoon.
From Ontario County Journal 9 March 1894
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral services of Mrs. Joseph
Dibble, who died on Saturday last, were held on Monday from her
late residence, the Rev. M. L. Stimson officiating. The deceased was 56
years of age.
From Victor Herald 2 June 1899
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Lineus M. Dibble, a former resident of
the town, died at Phelps, Saturday last. He has been a
resident of North Adams, Mass., for many years, being engaged in the
lumber trade. He was a son of the late Charles Dibble, and brother of
Rev. Cassius Dibble of Perry, N. Y.; N. W. Dibble of Ionia, and Miss
Dibble, a resident here. His remains were taken to North Adams, his
residence for interment.
From Ontario County Journal 29 December 1916
The death of M. Loraine Dibble, aged 69 years, occurred at
his home in Ionia on Tuesday. Deceased was born in East Bloomfield, the
son of Leman and Betsy Kellogg Dibble. He was twice married. His first
wife, who was Miss Alice Mowry, died many years ago. He was later
married to Mrs. Louise Shafer, who survives. One son, Oliver M. Dibble,
of East Bloomfield, also survives and three grandchildren. The funeral
services were held yesterday afternoon with interment at East
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 18 November 1928
Sarah Alice Dibble passed away at the Highland Hospital
Nov. 16, 1928. She is survived by her husband, Harley Dibble. The remains may be
viewed at 1064 Culver Road until Monday noon. They will then be taken to Ionia
where funeral will be held from Methodist Episcopal Church at 2pm Monday. Rev.
Baker of East Bloomfield will officiate. Burial at Ionia.
From Ontario County Journal 22 September 1882
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Spencer Dibble, a pensioner of the
war of 1812, died Wednesday, September 13th, aged ninety years and ten
months. Funeral services were held on Friday.
From Ontario County Journal 19 March 1897
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Walter Dibble, a well-known citizen
of this town, died very suddenly at his home on Saturday afternoon, at
the age of 76 years. Mr. Dibble had been ill only a few days, and his
condition was not considered dangerous by his family or by the
attending physician. Saturday morning there came a sudden change, and
he lingered until 5:30 o'clock, when life went out. The funeral
services were held from his late residence on Tuesday afternoon at 1
o'clock. The Rev. B. F. Hitchcock, pastor of the M. E. church,
officiated. Besides a widow, he leaves one son, Fred E. Dibble, and one
daughter, Mrs. John Bennett. Interment was at West Bloomfield.
From New York Times, May 3, 1879, page 5 (ProQuest)
DIBBLEE - At Canandaigua, N. Y., on 1st inst., JAMES DIBBLEE,
formerly of this City, son of late Henry Dibblee, of Albany. Notice of
From New York Times, May 6, 1879, page 5 (ProQuest)
DIBBLEE - At Canandaigua, 1st inst., JAMES DIBBLEE, aged 57.
Funeral from home of his brother E. R. Dibblee, No. 24 West 27th-st, at
10:00 o'clock Tuesday morning. The friends of his brothers, E. R. and
H. E. Dibblee, are respectfully invited to attend.
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From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 21 October 1930
Geneva, N. Y. - Peter DiCiocci died today. He leaves his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Dominick Lisi; and a sister, all of Geneva.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 23 January 1938
Geneva, N. Y. - Mrs. Florence DiCioccio, died yesterday in her
home, North Genesee St., after a brief illness. Surviving are one
daughter, Mrs. Dominick Lisi; 10 grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
From Ontario County Journal 10 September 1915
Aurelius M. Dickerson, aged 70 years, died at his home in Gorham
yesterday. He leaves his wife and a daughter, Mrs. Frank C.
Southerland, of Canandaigua; also a brother in Gorham. The funeral
services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
From Victor Herald 9 April 1892
Mrs. Anna Eliza Dickinson, widow of the late Charles F. Dickinson,
died at her home on West Main street last Sunday, age 81 years. The
funeral services were held from her late residence on Wednesday morning
at 10 o'clock. Rev. Mr. Legal conducted the services. The remains were
interred in the Boughton Hill cemetery. Mrs. Dickinson was one of the
oldest residents of the this town.
Her father's name was Adams and her mother was the daughter of Enos
Boughton, who settled on the hill south of the village and gave that
locality the name of Boughton Hill. We are informed that it was her
grandfather who gave the land for a great part of what is now the
Boughton Hill cemetery. She was marred to Charles F. Dickinson,
1835, and lived on a farm for a number of years and finally removed
to her late home in the village. Mr. Dickinson died in 1869. Since that
time she has lived at the village homestead with her niece and
She had two children, Mrs. Ellen Underhill, of Baltimore, and Mrs.
W. R. Dryer, who died several years ago. Charles B. Dickinson, Ripton,
Wis., is a stepson of the deceased. Mrs. Dickinson was a woman of
domestic tastes and habits, devoted to her family and greatly beloved
and respected by everyone.
From Naples Record 4 May 1872
The funeral of John Dickinson will
be held at the house, Cohocton St., on Saturday at 1 p.m.; at the
Presbyterian church at 2 p.m. Mr. Dickinson was stricken with palsy
through the left side, nearly two weeks since, and was cheerful and
comfortable as the circumstances could permit until Wednesday night at 2
a.m., when he spoke of trouble to get breath; he was raised in bed and
in a very few minutes passed quietly away. It is supposed that he had an
additional shock inwardly. Mr. Dickinson was an old resident and much
From Ontario County Journal 3 February 1888
Gorham, N. Y. - Mrs. Lucy Dickinson, relict of Selah Dickinson,
died on Wednesday morning of this week, aged 76 years.
She was one of the good Christian women of this world.
From Victor Herald 24 November 1894
On Monday morning one of the oldest residents of this town laid down
life's burden and passed over the river to join her dear ones in the
other world. Matilda Dickinson, relict of the
late Wm. C. Dickinson, was a daughter of Captain Peter Perry; she was
born on the farm now owned by John Roche, Nov. 4, 1806. She was married
to Wm. C. Dickinson Feb. 14, 1828; they immediately moved to the farm
on the east slope of Boughton hill where she has since resided. Her
husband died several years ago One daughter, Mrs. A. D. Talmadge of
Victor, one sister,
Mrs. Laura Williams, of Delavan, Wis., and a granddaughter, Mrs. Chas.
Hibbard of Rochester, survive her. The funeral services were conducted
by Rev. Mr. Bard on Tuesday afternoon, the burial was at Boughton Hill
From Geneva Daily Times 18 October 1945
Thomas DiConstanzio, of 38 Geneva street, died this morning at
Geneva General Hospital following a short illness. Surviving are three
daughters, Mrs. Angelo Robibaro of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mrs. Carmen
Liberatore of Geneva, and Mrs. John Ambrosi of Canandaigua; two sons,
Victor at Pittsburgh, Pa., and Anthony of Geneva. Mr. DiConstanzio was
a member of Italian-American Society of Geneva. Funeral rites will be
held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Liberatore at a time to be
From Geneva Daily Times 5 September 1944
Mrs. Rochetta Di Costanzo died on Monday evening at her home at 38
Genesee street, following a long illness. Surviving are her husband,
Thomas; three daughters, Mrs. Rose Robibaro of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Mrs.
Yolando Liberatore of Geneva; Mrs. Lena Ambrose of Canandaigua; two
sons, Victor of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Anthony of Geneva; and fourteen
grandchildren. The funeral will be held on Thursday morning at 8:30
o'clock from her home and at 9 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales Church.
Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 13 May 1875
Frost Town, N. Y. - Our old friend, Perley Diedrick, has
gone to his rest. He died on the 26th of April. He was a
hard-working, industrious, honest man, and much respected by all who
knew him. He was about sixty-five years old. The funeral services
were held at West Hollow school house, and were conducted by the Rev.
David A. Crandal. Deceased was interred at Rose Ridge, Naples.
He was one of our best citizens and will be greatly missed by all.
From Geneva Gazette 14 October 1898
John Diestler, a butcher of Shortsville, died very suddenly of
hemorrhage in the Cottage Hotel at that place last Saturday. After
giving an order for dinner he placed his hand to his mouth and repaired
to the toilet room. The clerk heard him vomiting and went to
assist him, but before reaching him Diestler fell to the floor, blood
rushing from his nose and mouth. A doctor was called but on
reaching him found the man dead. He was single and aged about 35
From Ontario County Journal 6 October 1893
About half past seven o'clock last Monday morning, Hiram J.
Dietz was found lying unconscious on the ground near his home, two
and one-half miles southeast of this village. Blood was flowing from
his nose and mouth, and was lying in a pool on the ground. He was first
discovered by his wife, who had gone to his assistance, when George
Salisbury, who was passing on the road, was attracted to the spot. The
old gentleman had been leading a cow to water as was his custom several
times each day, and as the cow was naturally ugly, it was at first
believed that the blood was coming from wounds inflicted by the beast.
As soon as Salisbury was conversant with what had happened, he ran and
notified Cyrus Woodruff, a neighbor, but before Woodruff had arrived,
the old man's life had gone out. He was carried into the house and his
son, John Dietz, whose business is located in this village, was
notified. As there were several theories as to the cause of death,
inquest was held by Coroner Hallenbeck, who empaneled the following
jury: Watson Young, foreman; W. Z. Dewey, Wm. F. Geiger, James A.
Potter, Chas E. Merritt, Elias Pratt, Cyrus H. Woodruff and A. D.
Lincoln. The jury met Tuesday evening and gave a verdict to the effect
that hemorrhage of the lungs was the cause of death. The deceased was
72 years of age. The deceased left a widow, one son, John P. Dietz, and
three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Young of California, Mrs. Laura Eames of
Broome county, and Mrs. Harriet Houghtaling of Tomkins county. The
funeral was held from his late residence Wednesday afternoon.
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