"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 few years ago, going then to Hopewell to reside with his daughter. Mr. Dewey chose for his life partner, Miss Jennie M. Bennett. Her death occurred in the Parlor Village a number of years ago. Mrs. Taylor was the only child born to them. Mr. Dewey was a versatile writer, many of his articles having appeared in years gone in The Enterprise. At the time of his death he was preparing for publication in these columns an extensive history of Shortsville. Although incomplete, we are in hopes to obtain possession of the manuscript, as he had a fine memory for facts and figures and we feel sure that what he has already written will prove of deep interest to our readers. He also spent years in corresponding for Rochester and Canandaigua newspapers. The 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 wife 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 year of her age, Mrs. Anna, consort of Jedediah Dewey, Esq., whom she survived 6 years. Mrs. D. and her husband were pioneers in the settlement of this town removing from Connecticut to their home here in 1799. They grapples with the difficulties and embarrassments incident to agricultural pursuits at that period. Mrs. D. became the mother of 9 children, 6 of whom remain to mourn her loss. She made a public profession of religion about 60 years ago, and united with the Baptist Church in this town, adorning her religion by a constant and earnest devotion. For many years previous to her death, she had retired from the stern duties and activities of life, but retaining in a good degree, the exercise of her mental faculties, till near her end.



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 esteemed by all who knew her as a lovely Christian woman, and the bereaved family 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 Cooper Cemetery, Town of Manchester.



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 her 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 its loveliness, and a neighborhood has lost a member from whose tongue detraction was never heard. Reserved in her conversation, amiable in her disposition and kind at heart, she readily resolved acquaintances into lasting friends. 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 sustaining her to the last, with perfect resignation to the will of God, she took leave of her friends and passed to her final rest.



From Ontario County Journal 7 April 1876

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.  She was 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 by all.



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. Dewey 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 old.



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 an illness of two 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 integrity and 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 not only for ourselves but for the good of others. The funeral of the deceased was attended on the following Sabbath, at the Baptist church, and an appropriate discourse was delivered on the occasion by the Rev. Mr. Bates, from a text 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 Cemetery.



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 interred in Pioneers cemetery, east of here. Mrs. Dewey died at Syracuse on the Tuesday previous, her age being 85 years. She was a daughter of the late Sylvester Southworth, and was born in the town of Manchester on January 4, 1831. Her demise occurred on her birthday. Her husband was the late Jedediah Dewey of Manchester, with whom she was married about 46 years ago. His death occurred several years ago. The survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Anna Webster of Syracuse, one sister, Miss Irene Southworth of Manchester and six grandchildren.



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 Tuesday.



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 Waterloo.

His surviving brothers and sisters are Peter B., a farmer of Fayette; Elizabeth, widow of Elder Halsey, of Geneva; William, who resides in Brooklyn, 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 fervid earnestness.



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 1875

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 sainted one.



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 keenly felt.



From Ontario County Journal 9 May 1890

Naples, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. Abbie Pierce Deyo, wife of Simeon L. Deyo, so long the proprietor of the Naples Record, occurred on 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 Canandaigua. Her fine musical talents and her genial, kind disposition won friends and 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, having come to attend the funeral.



From Geneva Gazette 2 June 1871

SUDDEN DEATH IN NAPLES -
A correspondent of the Rochester Chronicle writing from Naples, in this county, on the 28th, (last Sunday,) says:

Death has again visited our peaceful valley and robbed us of those we loved.  Amenso L. Deyo, 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 with military honors.  His family and friends have the heartfelt sympathy 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 around Naples but that have enjoyed their music. Aunt Betsey died nearly twelve 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, assisted 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 known 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, there are 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.  Her 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 his 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 them both.



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 Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 12 September 1935

Enos M. Dibble
of 88 Mill street died this morning after a long 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 resting place.



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. O. 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 on until 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 upon 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 old resident of 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 Maria Dibble, a resident here. His remains were taken to North Adams, his family 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 Bloomfield.



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 funeral hereafter.

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.

Contributed by Arnold Sprague; thank you. Mr. Sprague would welcome contact with persons researching this family.



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, February 5th, 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 daughter. 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 quiet, 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 respected.



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 cemetery.



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 announced later.



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 years.



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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