"Dop" to "Dr" Obituaries
From Shortsville Enterprise 24 December 1909
Mrs. Bridget Doran of Farmington was found dead in bed on Friday
morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert Cotton. The discovery
was made by Mrs. Cotton, who went into the bed room to awaken her
mother. She found the aged woman lying on her face and life was
extinct. The deceased was subject to fainting spells and it is thought
that she had been stricken with one during the night, causing her to
fall on her face and smother her. Mrs. Doran had been a resident of
Farmington for over 50 years, coming to that township from Ireland
where she was born 74 years ago. She had been twice married, her second
husband, John Doran, living in Rochester. She leaves, besides her
husband, one daughter, Mrs. Albert Cotton of Farmington; one son,
Thomas Whalen of Palmyra; and one sister, Mrs. Ellen Connetighton of
Rochester. Coroner D. A. Eiseline of this village was called and he
pronounced death due to suffocation. The coroner deemed that an inquest
would be necessary.
From Ontario County Journal 3 August 1877
Drowned - Michael Doran, a resident of Geneva, was drowned in the
that place last Sunday. He went in bathing in company with
several friends. He was supposed to have been taken with cramps
as he sank in deep water very suddenly. The body was afterwards
From Geneva Daily Times 3 March 1913
The death of Mrs. Louise Dorchester, aged 74 years, occurred
Saturday night at the home of her grandson, Harry Thompkins, of Geneva.
Mrs. Dorchester was born in Geneva and made her home here all her life.
She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Amelia Thompkins, one grandson, and two
great-grandchildren. The funeral took place this afternoon from the
home of Mr. Thompkins at 3 o'clock, Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., rector of
St. Peter's Episcopal church, officiating. Burial was made in Glenwood
From Geneva Gazette 1 April 1881
The funeral of Mrs. Sarah A., wife of Dr. E. Dorchester,
took place Tuesday last at the house, a large concourse of
sorrowing and sympathizing friends attending. Rev. Mr. Brownlee of the
M. E. Church assisted by Rev. Dr. Buck conducted the solemn religious
services. In his brief discourse the former paid a graceful,
well-merited tribute to the memory of the deceased. The interment took
place in beautiful Glenwood. Her age was 48 years and 6 months.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 October 1910
The funeral of Mrs. Harriet Dorman will take place
tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock from the home of her son, Walter Dorman,
in the Town of Seneca. Rev. W. W. Weller will officiate. Burial at
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 5 April 1926
Geneva, N. Y., April 4 - Mrs. Ida M. Dorman, 60, wife of Frederick
Dorman of No. 265 Castle street, died Saturday after a long illness.
She leaves her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Mable Clark of Geneva; three
sons, Charles of Jackson, Mich., Willard of Kalamazoo, Mich., De(rest
illegible) Dorman of Philadelphia; one brother, James Corwin of Elmira;
and a sister, Mrs. Mary Ingraham of Branchport.
From Geneva Advertiser 9 February 1904
The third of the Dorman brothers died at his home in Geneva last
Tuesday afternoon. Mr. James
Dorman, at the age of 81 years. He had been in failing health
for some weeks - the machine had literally worn out. Of his own
family are two survivors, a brother, Dudley M. Dorman of Santa
Ana, California, and a sister, Mrs. John W. Ansley of the town of
Geneva. "Uncle Jim," as he was familiarly called, was born in the
town of Benton, owning a farm there. He sold it three years ago
and came to Geneva, buying a home on Lewis street and lived there
with his son, E. M. Dorman. Latterly they lived in a rented flat on
Exchange street. Besides this son, a daughter, Mrs. Simons, lives in
Binghamton. The remains were taken to Benton for interment beside the
grave of his wife. Captain John, Alanson, James, all three gone within
a short time, the last two within six months.
From Geneva Courier 26 February 1873
Accident and Death - About six weeks ago Jay Dorman, a
farmer living in the new town of Seneca, met with an accident in a
singular manner, from which he suffered terribly, and which at last
terminated fatally. He was in the woods at work with a hired man, and
had fallen a tree, and had sawed the trunk of the tree which had lodged
and did not separate when sawed through. Mr. Dorman directed his
man to drive a wedge in where they had sawed and
in this manner drive it apart. Another log lay alongside of the tree
they were sawing up, and Dorman stood between the two, and held the
wedge while the man struck it with his
axe, when the log slid down upon Mr. Dorman instantly upon being
struck, catching his leg between the two logs and crushing it,
not breaking the bone, but lacerating, bruising and crushing the flesh
so that it was like jelly. Mr. Dorman was removed to his home and
medical attendance procured, but steadily grew worse. Suppuration and
sloughing off the flesh soon commenced and the flesh and muscles seemed
to become lifeless -- to be entirely dead. He lived in this
condition for nearly six weeks when nature completely exhausted, gave
out and death came to his relief. Mr. Dorman was aged about fifty-five
years, was a well known and respected resident of the town of Seneca,
and a member of the Presbyterian Church. He left a wife and family.
His remains were buried on Thursday of last week.
From Geneva Advertiser 17 June 1902
Captain John S. Dorman, so well known to almost every Genevan, the
honest old farmer, sailor, and Christian, died at his home in Seneca
last Thursday, June 12th, after a long illness. He was born in
the town of Seneca March 4th, 1819, so had passed his 83d year.
His early manhood was passed on the farm, but
for many years he sailed the ocean, was captain of a whale ship, and
the sea-talk never left him. While a resident of New Bedford,
Mass., he was initiated into Masonry, Star in the East Lodge, and
in 1865 affiliated with Ark Lodge No. 38 of Geneva, in which he has
paid dues ever since. His brethren of Ark Lodge in goodly number
for a heavy business day attended the funeral Saturday afternoon at two
o'clock. Rev. A. B. Temple conducted the church service, and the
committal was made by the masons. He is survived by his wife,
one son, Walter, and three brothers, James of Geneva, Dudley and
in far-off California, and one sister, Mrs. J. W. Ansley of Geneva. And
we merely want to add right here that the man who deserved the
friendship of Capt. John S. Dorman could have no truer, warmer or more
lasting friend than he. Living to a ripe old age he passes out
from among us
From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 31 August 1905
Died in Seneca, Aug. 20, at the residence of her son-in-law, Edward
E. Hall, Mrs. Mary Rippey, widow of Jay Dorman, and
daughter of John and Rachel Chamberlain Rippey. She was born in the
town of Seneca, April 7, 1821, and spent her entire life in this
community, the last ten
years upon the farm upon which she was born. She was the second of a
of nine children of which but two, Elia and Elizabeth, remain. On Feb.
1845, she became the wife of Jay Dorman and to them were born two
John R. and R. Jennie. The son died at about the age of 20 years, the
daughter in 1882.
Mrs. Dorman spent a very busy life, keeping remarkably active until
Nov. 9, 1903, when she fell and received an injury from which she never
recovered and which rendered her helpless, she being able only to feed
herself. It is a remarkable coincidence that from her immediate family
of four, three died from the effects of an injury, first the son, then
her husband, lastly herself. She was a devout christian, becoming a
communicant of the Seneca No. 9 Presbyterian Church in early girlhood,
and was a member of the congregation her entire life.
From Geneva Gazette 1 January 1864
DREADFUL ACCIDENT - A terrible and heart-rending accident happened
on Wednesday last, on the farm of Mr. Chas. McKelvie, in this town.
It appears that while Mr. McKelvie with some hands was engaged in
threshing, his Uncle, Mr. William Dorman, an old feeble man,
93 years of age who resides with him, went from the
house to see the men at work, and unperceived by them, his
clothes were caught in the tumbling shaft connecting the horse-power
with the thrashing machine, which carried him around with
it, hurling his body against the floor at every revolution. He
was horribly mangled and survived but a short time.
This is the second accident of the kind that has occurred in our
town within a few years.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 17 April 1912
Phelps, April 17 - Cornelius Dorn, age 80 years, died this
morning at the home of his son, Jacob Dorn, at Melvin Hill, in the town of
Phelps, after an illness of several months. Mr. Dorn was born in Holland and
came to this country in 1865. He spent about forty-five years of his life at
Sodus, after which he came to reside with his son in the town of Phelps. Mr.
Dorn leaves five sons, Joseph, of Pittsford; John, of Buffalo, Clark, of Newark,
Vincent, of Joy; and Jacob, of Phelps, and one daughter, Mrs. A. D. Sith, of
Sodus. The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Joy,
From Geneva Daily Times 6 October 1910
Mrs. Eliza Knight Dorr, aged 71 years, died this morning at 9
o'clock at the home of her sister, Mrs. John D. Coleman, 236 Washington
street. The funeral service and burial will take place in Port Jervis,
N. Y., Saturday afternoon.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 April 1912
Otto Dorsch, aged 45 years, died at 5 o'clock this morning at his
home, No. 41 Willard avenue. He is survived by his wife; one daughter,
Mrs. Mary Devine of Newark, N. J.; six sons, Lawrence, George, Charles,
Henry, Arthur and William of this city; two brothers, Henry and Phillip
of Newark, N. J.; one sister, Mrs. B. Witz. The remains will be taken
to Newark, N. J. tomorrow evening on the Lehigh Valley R. R., and the
funeral will be held Tuesday morning at St. Peter's Catholic church,
From Geneva Gazette 29 June 1877
Mr. R. H. Dorsey, youngest son of the late Upton Dorsey, died at an
early hour this morning. He had been an invalid for years, with
unmistakable symptoms of consumption, yet in pleasant weather he had
strength and will sufficient to bear him up and enable him to mingle
with his fellow citizens. Yesterday he was summoned to act on a jury in
a suit tried before Justice Smith, and responded. The jury was kept
together to a late hour last night. Reaching home after midnight, he
speedily retired. He awoke at an early hour this morning, complaining
of faintness and choking sensation in the throat. He arose and was
immediately taken with severe hemorrhage of the lungs, which in an
hour's time terminated in his death. Mr. Dorsey leaves a wife,
(daughter of the late Henry Freshour,) and two children, on of adult
age, who, with mother, brothers and a sister thus suddenly bereaved,
have the earnest sympathy of all friends.
From Geneva Courier 23 January 1856
Sudden Death - Mr. Upton Dorsey of this village, while at the
depot on Monday last, was taken with an apoplectic fit, and died in
about twenty minutes, at the advanced age of 68 years.
From Geneva Gazette 6 June 1890
Obituary - By the death of Mrs. Ann Dorsey, which occurred
Thursday night, May 29th, the oldest citizen of Geneva passed away.
She reached the advanced age of 92 years 7 months and 18 days.
She was the widow of Upton Dorsey, who came to Geneva in 1838
from Ovid, N. Y., with a family of four sons and two daughters, and
soon after took up the residence on Seneca street which has been the
family home ever since, a period of 51 years. Of this large
family she survived all except one daughter and one son -- Mrs. Rice
and George C. She was a woman as remarkably favored in strength
of mind and business acumen as in bodily health. Withal she was
endowed with a kindly and sympathetic nature, which found manifestation
in unostentatious deeds of mercy and charity towards the poor and
unfortunate. Her last illness was the only one she suffered
during her long life except such as is incident to periods of maternity
and she was blessed also in the retention of her mental faculties until
the last. In the evening of her life she was comforted by the
presence and affectionate care of her daughter. She had been a
member of the Presbyterian Church 73 years.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 March 1908
Naples, N. Y. - H. L. Doty, aged 85 years, died at the home of his
only daughter, Mrs. William Herrington. He came to Naples from Milan,
two years ago, having lost a daughter there with whom he lived. He had
a prominent citizen in his own town. The funeral services and burial
at Milan yesterday.
From Ontario County Chronicle 27 August 1902
Naples, N. Y. - William Doty died at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. Jerry Eldredge, at Garlinghouse, last night, aged 81 years. Mr.
Eldredge was up at 2 o'clock and the old gentleman said he was resting
well. In the morning he was found dead in his bed. He had been in poor
health for a long time. He will be buried at Bristol Center, his former
From Ontario County Chronicle 28 January 1903
Friday night at the home of Harvey Padelford, at Padelford's
Station, in Canandaigua township, occurred the death of H. M.
Doubleday, aged 81 years. Death was due to a general breaking down
of his health, superinduced by his advanced age. Deceased is survived
by two daughters, Mrs. Harvey Padelford, of Padelford's; Mrs. A. H.
Padelford of Niagara Falls, and a son, W. C. Doubleday, of New York
city. The funeral was held from the residence of Captain Padelford
From Ontario County Journal 12 August 1881
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Doubleday died of consumption at the
residence of her daughter, Mrs. Padelford, in Farmington, last
Thursday. The funeral was attended by a large number of friends from
this place, Rev. Mr. Borden, former pastor of the Universalist church,
officiating. Mrs. Doubleday was highly esteemed in this community and
will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends.
From Geneva Gazette 8 February 1901
Arthur J. Dougan of Shortsville, died suddenly of apoplexy
Saturday. His age was 61 years and he leaves a wife and two
daughters, Mrs. Ridley and Miss Emma A., both residents of Shortsville.
Mr. Dougan was born in the town of Seneca, January 23, 1840.
He became a resident of Shortsville in October last. He was
a member of the 148th Regiment, N. Y. S. Volunteers. The remains were
taken to Seneca Castle.
From Ontario County Chronicle 6 February 1901
Shortsville, N. Y. - Jerome Dougan died suddenly Sunday morning at
the residence of his daughter in Shortsville. Mr. Dougan and his wife
came to this town last fall to reside with their daughter, Mrs. Ridley.
While here he had been in the employ of W. R. Fleming and up to his
last day worked full time at his trade, that of a shoemaker. Mr. Dougan
was subject to heart failure and suffered an attack this morning at his
daughter's home. He died before medical aid could be summoned. He is
a wife and two daughters, Miss Emma Dougan and Mrs. G. Ridley, both of
this place. The deceased was 65 years of age, a member of First
Presbyterian Church and a veteran of the civil war. The funeral will
take place Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 July 1946
Charles W. Dougherty died suddenly this morning at his home, 29
Elmwood Place. He was a veteran of World War One and a member of Winnek
Post, American Legion. He leaves one son, Charles H.; six sisters, Mrs.
James Burns, Mrs. William Cram, Mrs. William Castor, Miss Rose, Miss
Martha and Miss Catherine Dougherty; two brothers, John and Michael,
all of Geneva. The funeral is set for Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from the
home and 9 at St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church. Burial will be in
St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 2 April 1909
On Saturday, at his home on North Pleasant street, occurred the
death of Edward Dougherty from pneumonia. Mr. Dougherty was 68
years of age. He is survived by his wife, four daughters, the Misses
Anna and Margaret Dougherty, Mrs. John Mahoney and Mrs. P. J. Doyle, of
this village, and one son, John, of Beaver Falls, Pa. The funeral was
held from St. Mary's church on Monday morning, interment being made in
From Ontario County Journal 14 March 1913
The death of Mrs. Ellen Dougherty, aged 70 years, occurred
on Sunday afternoon at her home on North Pleasant street. She is
survived by one son and four daughters, John J. Dougherty of Beaver
Falls, Pa.; Mrs. P. J. Doran, Mrs. Phoebe Maloney and Misses Mary and
Anna Dougherty of Canandaigua; and one sister, Mrs. Johanna Ahearn of
Rochester. The funeral services were held on Wednesday morning.
Interment at Calvary cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 February 1939
Mrs. Etta L. Dougherty, widow of the late Michael J. Dougherty,
died early this morning at her home on Pre-emption Road following a
long illness. Mrs. Dougherty, a native of Syracuse, spent the major
part of her life in this vicinity. She is survived by three sons, John,
Michael and Charles; six daughters, Mrs. James Burns, Mrs. William
Cram, Mrs. William Castor, and the Misses Rose, Kathryn and Martha
Dougherty; a sister, Miss Mary Loughlin; and two brothers, John and
From Ontario County Times 6 April 1892
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Eliza Doughty died at her home in this
village on Wednesday, March 23, of pneumonia, after a brief illness.
She had been out the Saturday previous in her usual health, which had
been unusually good during the winter, and on Sunday morning was taken
ill. Mrs. Doughty came, with her children, to reside in Naples some
twenty years ago. She was a quiet, unassuming lady, greatly respected
by her large circle of friends, and all who knew her were her friends.
She leaves one son, D. J. Doughty, a merchant of this village. Two
children, Byron and Ida, died several years ago.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 February 1915
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Nettie Spears Douglas, wife
Rev. S. P. Douglas, a Methodist Episcopal clergyman, occurred
Wednesday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo
Spears, in Newark street. Owing to failing health, Mrs. Douglas came
here to reside a few months ago from Ohio, in which state, since their
marriage about fifteen years ago, her husband has held pastorates of
various Methodist Episcopal churches. After
leaving the Ohio field, Mr. Douglas affiliated with the Syracuse
district and at present is pastor of the M. E. churches at Mottville
and Skaneateles Falls. The deceased was born near Lake Keuka on January
17, 1872. Besides her husband and parents, Mrs. Douglas is survived by
her thirteen-year-old son, Rolfe, a sister, Miss Lillian Spears of
Phelps and five brothers, Albert and Bradley of this place; Fred and
Frank of Geneva and Oscar Spears of Freemont, Ohio. The funeral
services will be held at two o'clock Friday afternoon at the M. E.
Church, the pastor, Rev. W. H. York officiating. Burial will be in the
From Ontario County Journal 12 April 1918
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Caroline Stone Douglass, wife
of S. Bainbridge Douglass, occurred at her late home near Reeds Corners
on Saturday, following a brief illness, aged 77 years. She was a
daughter of Harvey and Caroline Stone, and was born in Phelps in 1841.
She was an active woman, interested in all affairs for the upbuilding
of the community and the church, having been a devoted member of the
Baptist church for many years. She leaves, besides her husband, one
daughter, Mrs. Lewis L. Lincoln of Gorham; and two sisters, Mrs.
Elizabeth Morgan and Mrs. N. B. Cook. The funeral was held on Tuesday
with interment in Hill Crest at Gorham.
From Ontario County Journal 2 March 1906
At 2:30 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon occurred the death of Samuel Douglass, at
the home of his son, F. G. Douglass. Mr. Douglass had suffered from
heart trouble for several years, but had been able to be about the
house almost to the end. Deceased was born in Pittstown, Rensselaer
county March 5, 1825, and had he lived until next Monday would have
been 81 years of age. About 60 years ago he married Waity Gifford, and
49 years ago they removed to this town, living for a short time on a
farm on the east side of the lake, when Mr. Douglass purchased the
handsomely situated farm on the west lake shore road, which has since
been home. During the past two winters, he and Mrs. Douglass had lived
with their son in the village. Mr. Douglass was a staunch Democrat, and
while he had no political ambitions, he was always well posted and was
a reliable and dependable member of his party. He served one term as
town assessor. Besides his wife, who, at almost exactly his age, is
well and strong, there survive six children, Mrs. Caroline A. Warfield,
Mrs. Isaiah Case, Miss Mary Douglass, F. G. Douglass, Mrs. Ira P. Cribb
and James S. Douglass, all of this town. One brother, John Douglass, of
Troy, also survives. Mr. Douglass was a member of the Methodist church,
and his pastor, Rev. Ward Mosher, will officiate at the funeral service
at 3 o'clock this afternoon At Mr. Douglass request, made some time
ago, six of his stalwart grandsons will bear the body to his last
resting place. They are H. D. Warfield, Fred D. Cribb, Samuel M., Ray,
Everitt, and James Douglass. Burial will be in Woodlawn.
From Ontario County Journal 2 December 1910
Yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ira P. Cribb,
Park street, occurred the death of Mrs. Waity Gifford, widow
of the late Samuel Douglass, aged nearly 86 years. Mrs.
Douglass suffered a slight stroke about three weeks ago from which she
was recovering, but her great energy exceeded her strength and last
Saturday in endeavoring to get about, she fell fracturing her shoulder
and injuring her hip, which injuries caused her death. Deceased was
born in Pittstown, Rensselaer county in Jan. 1814 and had been a
resident of this town for many years. Up to six years ago, when her
husband died and she came to live with her daughter, she had resided
upon a farm in this town. There survive two daughters, Mrs. Cribb and
Mrs. Isaiah Case; and two sons, Fred G. Douglass and James S. Douglass,
all of this town. Funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs.
Cribb tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock and burial will be in Woodlawn
cemetery. Dr. Copeland, pastor of the Methodist church, of which Mrs.
Douglass had long been a member, will officiate.
From Geneva Advertiser 25 February 1896
Another sudden death occurred last Friday at noon. This time it was
our old and honest townsman, John Dove, the former contractor
and builder, who was the oldest mason here, though on account of
infirmities not having worked in many years. His age was nearly 75
years. He is survived by a son and two daughters, Wm. G. Dove, who
follows in his father's and grandfather's business as contractor and
builder, Mrs. Perry of Shortsville and Mrs. N. C. Smith of Geneva.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 February 1896
The funeral services of John Dove were held this afternoon
from the family residence on North street at 2 o'clock, and from St.
Peter's church at 2:30. Interment was made in Glenwood by
the side of his wife who died seven years ago. The death of Mr. Dove
occurred Friday afternoon. The deceased was born in Yorkshire, Eng.,
1821, and came with his parents to America in 1833. His wife was the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Mitchell. One son and two daughters
survive, William G. Dove and Mrs. Nelson C. Smith of Geneva, Mrs. Frank
C. Perry of Shortsville and a grandson, William D. Baily, son of a
deceased daughter also survives. He was a member of St. Peter's church
and a well-known and highly esteemed citizen.
From Geneva Gazette 16 August 1889
Mrs. John Dove died at her residence
on North street last Tuesday. She had been an invalid and an
extreme sufferer from bodily pain for several years. To her,
therefore, death came as a sweet relief. Deceased was one of four
sisters, the other three being Mrs. Fowle, Mrs. C. D. Price, and Mrs.
O. N. Snow. She leaves three children - Wm. G. Dove, (ex-County Clerk),
Mrs. Frank Perry of Shortsville, and Miss Mary E. Dove. Another
daughter died several years ago leaving one child which the grandmother
tenderly reared. Mrs. Dove was a model woman in all that constitutes a
devoted wife, an affectionate mother and sympathizing friend. The
funeral of Mrs. Dove will take place tomorrow, with services at St.
Peter's Church at half past 2 o'clock p.m. Burial Glenwood Cemetery
From Geneva Daily Times 22 June 1921
William G. Dove, 71, Geneva builder and contractor, died last night
at 12 o'clock at his home, 512 South Main street. Mr. Dove, the son of
the late Mr. and Mrs. John Dove of this city, was born on November 5,
1849. He was a prominent figure in the early history of Republican
politics in this county and held several offices, among which were
those of town collector and highway commissioner. He was elected county
clerk in 1879, serving three years. He was also fire chief in the city
of Geneva. Mr. Dove was a trustee of the Geneva Savings Bank, a member
of the Geneva Country Club and of the Kanadasaga Club. As a builder of
churches, Mr. Dove was particularly noted. Built by him were the North
Presbyterian church, St. Peter's parish house, the First Baptist
church, St. Francis de Sales school, Medbury Hall and Hobart College
Library as well as Christ Church in Rochester. The survivors are his
wife, Anna F. Chipps, two sons, Arthur G. of Westport, Conn., and Paul
M. of this city; one sister, Mrs. Hattie L. Perry of Shortsville.
From Ontario County Chronicle 6 March 1901
The death of Mrs. Ellen Dowd, aged 66 years, widow of the late
John Dowd, occurred at the family residence in Geneva, Saturday morning
at 7 o'clock. The cause of death was organic disease of the heart. The
deceased was a resident of Geneva nearly fifty years and is survived by
two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Stapleton and Rose Dowd, also one son,
Dowd, besides her sisters, Mrs. William Batchelor and Mrs. Patrick
all of Geneva.
From Lima Recorder 14 November 1929
St. Rose's school was closed on Friday and Monday out of respect to Sister Teresita, whose mother, Mrs. Ellen Dowd, died
on Friday morning at Geneva. Funeral services were held at 9 a.m.
Monday from St. Stephen's Church, Geneva. Mrs. Dowd leaves three
daughters, Misses Mary and Rose Dowd and Sister Teresita.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 July 1908
Martin Dowd, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of this
city, died this morning at 5:15 o'clock at his late home on St. Clair
street, after a lingering illness of six months. The deceased was born
in County West Meath, Ireland, and came to this country in 1860. The
largest part of the time he had been in this country, he had lived in
this city. He is survived by his widow and three daughters, Sister M.
Teresita of Lima, N. Y., and Miss Mary and Rose of this city. The
funeral will take place Friday morning at 9 o'clock from the house and
at 9:30 o'clock from St. Stephen's church. Burial will be made in St.
From Victor Herald 6 January 1905
Mrs. Michael Dowd died very suddenly at her home on Piety Hill, a
little north of this village, Thursday morning, heart failure being the
cause of death. Mrs. Dowd was fifty-six years of age. She was Ellen
Burke, daughter of Peter and Katherine Burke, and was born in Ireland,
coming to this country forty-two years ago. Besides her husband, she is
survived by one daughter, Mary, who will deeply mourn the loss of a
devoted mother; two sisters, Mrs. James Tobin, Sr., and Mrs. Julia
Burke; and one brother, Michael Burke, all of this town. The funeral
services will be held at St. Patrick's church Saturday morning at nine
o'clock. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery, Victor NY
From Geneva Daily Times 28 February 1898
The funeral of Mrs. Anna Dowdell, who died at the residence of
Edward Rose, in East Washington street, Saturday afternoon, aged 42
years, will take place from St. Francis de Sales church tomorrow
at 9 o'clock. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery. The deceased
had lived in this city seven years. She formerly lived in Ovid. A
20 years of age, survives her.
From Ontario County Journal 30 April 1897
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The remains of Mrs. John
Dowding, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. S. Rector
at Geneseo, were brought here for burial on Wednesday. Mrs. Dowding was
76 years old and had resided in this town for a number of years. The
funeral services were held from her late residence on Wednesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. The services were conducted by Rev. M. L.
Stimson of the Congregational church, of which she was a member.
County Journal 11 June 1875
John Dowdon, died at his residence west of East Bloomfield
village, on Wednesday morning, June 9th. Mr. Dowdon lived beyond
the prime of life, and for several years had been afflicted with heart
disease, which, after two or three months confinement, resulted in a
stroke of paralysis and death.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 June 1908
The death of Daniel Downing, aged 75 years, occurred
yesterday at the family residence, No. 409 Exchange street, in the
Tillman block. Mr. Downing was a veteran of the Civil War and has been
a resident of this city for more than 25 years. Besides his widow, he
leaves two children, Mrs. Irving Alsop and William Downing, both of
Geneva. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock
from the house. Rev. D. R. Watson will officiate and burial will be
made in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 August 1903
Rachel Downing, wife of Daniel Downing, died suddenly at her home
in Power's alley yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock of dropsy. She was
71 years of
age and had lived in Geneva many years. Besides her husband she leaves
two children, Mrs. Georgina Allen and William Downing, both of this
city. The funeral will be held at the house Monday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. The burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 26 December 1913
The death of Mrs. Bridget Downs, aged 75 years, occurred at
her home in Chapel street, on Tuesday, following a long illness. She
leaves three sons and two daughters, Patrick B., John W. Miss Margaret
Downs and Mary Jackson, of Canandaigua, and Timothy Downs of Rochester.
The funeral services will be held at St. Mary's Church this morning.
Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 21 June 1912
The death of Patrick Downs occurred at his home on Chapel
street, Sunday morning. The deceased was born in Ireland 83 years ago
and had resided in this village over 60 years. Besides his wife, he is
survived by three sons, Timothy, of Rochester, Patrick B. and John W.
of Canandaigua; and two daughters, Mrs. Mary E. Jackson and Miss
Margaret Downs of Canandaigua. The funeral services were held at St.
Mary's church on Tuesday; interment at Calvary cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 August 1904
Canandaigua, N. Y. - The death of Thomas J. Downs, Saturday,
suffering all day from symptoms that indicated poisoning,
resulted in Coroner F. P. Warner being called on the case. Downs, who
was only about thirty years informed the first
physician called, that the day previous he had eaten some canned fish
and the physician, Dr. P. M. Donovan, who found Downs in a sinking
at once advised that the coroner be notified, which was done. The
has not completed his investigation. Downs was seized with cramps and
nausea at the Ontario Hose house, and remained there all Friday night
and part of the next day, before he was discovered and by that time he
was too far gone for medical assistance to be of avail.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 October 1932
Mrs. Agnes Dox, widow of the late Henry Dox and a lifelong resident
of Geneva, died this morning at her late home, 152 Genesee street,
after a long illness. She was 79 years of age. Mrs. Dox is survived by
two grandchildren, Mrs. Norman Wells of Shortsville and Allyn DeVoll of
Geneva; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Eugene De Voll of Waterloo; three
sisters, Mrs. Willett Sutton of Waterloo, Mrs. Mary Madison of Lansing,
Mich., and Mrs. Elmer Joslin of San Diego, Calif.; and one brother,
Robert Wooden of Waterloo.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 February 1902
Mrs. H. G. Dox died at 9 o'clock this morning at the family
residence, 20 Lyceum street, after a painful illness, which has
extended over a period of more than two years. She is survived by
her husband, H. G. Dox, three sons, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs.
Isaac Lathey of Halls Corners; one sister, Mrs. Anna E. Van Epps, of
Stanley; two brothers, Myron Lathey of
Chicago, and Norman J. Lathey of Halls Corners. The deceased
was a member of First Baptist church, from which place the funeral will
take place at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.
From Geneva Gazette 18 February 1881
Wm. H. Dox, Sr., died at his residence in Geneva on Monday last,
aged 68 years. Mr. D. was a native of Geneva and spent his whole life
among us, being for many years engaged in brickmaking. He was called at
intervals to the discharge of various local public trusts - Trustee,
Poor Master, &c. -- and at the time of his death was a member of
the Board of Health. Strict fidelity to public interests marked his
official course. He was a member and Trustee of the Baptist Church. In
reading the announcement of his death, the sentiment will find general
expression that "a good man and citizen is departed."
From Geneva Advertiser 5 April 1904
Jennie Watson, wife of Herbert A. Doxsee, died at her
home on Pulteney street last Friday afternoon, April 1st, aged 32
years. She was taken ill on the Saturday before, supposed to be a
bilious attack, and was not considered in a dangerous condition until
Thursday after which her physician, Dr. Rupert
was in almost hourly attendance. On Thursday night at 8:30 she lapsed
into unconsciousness and remained so to the end. The married life
of Mr. and Mrs. Doxsee has been very brief - from August 10th last
-- brief but very happy. They had everything to live for - a
comfortable home, and he enjoying a good business. It is a cruel thing
to be parted
so summarily, but there is no escaping death. It seizes old, young and
From Geneva Daily Times 1 April 1904
Mrs. Jennie Doxsee, wife of H. E. Doxsee,
the well-known custom tailor, died at 2:05 o'clock this afternoon
at her late home, No. 132 Pulteney street, aged thirty-three years. The
deceased was taken with a bilious attack Saturday. It was not
thought that she was seriously ill until last evening when the family
physician, Dr. Rupert, called Dr. DeLaney in council. Another council
took place this morning but to no avail. Mrs. Doxsee was born at Hall's
Corners, attended school at Dundee, and came to this city ten years
August 10 last the deceased was married to Mr. Doxsee. For a month
they boarded at the Kirkwood and then established their home on
street. Besides her husband, the deceased is survived by one sister,
Mrs. Charles A. Beattie of Hall's Corners. Edward B. Robson of this
is a brother-in-law of the deceased. Burial No. 9 Cemetery
From Geneva Daily Times 24 August 1920
Aaron C. Doyle, aged 86 years, died at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. John Jones, of the Castle road, today. He is survived by his wife,
one daughter, Mrs. John Jones; two sons, Frank Doyle of Nyasa, Oregon,
and Marcus Doyle of Oxford, Orange county; two brothers, George Doyle
of East Bloomfield and Roxy Daniels of Baptist Hill. The funeral will
be held two o'clock on Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. John
Jones, the Rev. E. E. Grosh of Seneca Castle officiating. Interment
will be made in Whitney Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 January 1945
Mrs. Alice Doyle, 85, widow of Frank Doyle, died in Geneva Hospital
last night of injuries suffered in a fall two months ago in the home of
her son, Samuel, where she had been residing. She leaves two daughters,
Mrs. Yawman of Rochester, Mrs. Charles Partise of Oak Park; six sons,
Samuel and Murray of Geneva, Mills of Wooster, Ohio, (illegible) of
Hasting, Neb; Frank Doyle of Parma, Idaho, and Jess (illegible) of
Fremont, Neb.; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at
the Corwin Funeral Home on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Dr.
Alexander Thompson of North Presbyterian church will officiate. Burial
will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 12 September 1911
Canandaigua, N. Y., Sept. 11 - The death of Mrs. Bridget Doyle occurred
this morning after a long period of failing health, aged 85 years. Mrs.
Doyle had resided nearly all her lifetime at Victor. She removed to
this village five years ago. She leaves her husband, Daniel Doyle,
residing at Phoenix street here;. and five children, John C. Doyle and
Mrs. Richard Murphy of this village, Mrs. William Dorgen and Mrs. C. M.
Stopf of Rochester, and Daniel Doyle of Boston. The funeral will be
held from St. Mary's church Wednesday at 10 a.m., Rev. James T.
From Ontario County Journal 3 June 1910
Catherine E. Collins Doyle, widow of Matthew Doyle, died at her
home on Saltonstall street, on Monday morning, following several weeks
illness from a complication of ailments affecting the heart. Deceased
was born in Wicklow, Ireland, 66 years ago and came to America with her
parents when she was about eight years of age. Her father, Edward
Collins, met a tragic death while employed as mason upon the the
construction of the Kingsbury, now Davidson, theater about 25 years
ago. Forty-four years ago she married Matthew Doyle, long a member of
the local police force, whose death occurred in March, 1908. A devoted
wife and affectionate mother, she spread an influence for good which
was reflected in the lives that touched hers. Three children have
widespread sympathy in their loss: John Edward Doyle and Miss Elizabeth
Veronica Doyle of this village; and H. William Doyle of Rochester. Two
sisters, Misses Lizzie and Jennie Collins of Rochester, also survive.
Funeral services were held at the home at 9 and at St. Mary's church at
9:30 o'clock on Wednesday morning, Rev. James t. Dougherty officiating.
Burial was in Calvary cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 October 1907
James Doyle, aged about 72 years, died Saturday afternoon at 4:45
o'clock at his late residence, No. 109 Hamilton street. He has been ill
with bronchitis for two weeks. He came to this country from County
Ireland, in 1846, and has lived in this city ever since. His only
is his widow. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9:30 o'clock
from his home, and at 10 o'clock from St. Stephen's church. Burial in
From Ontario County Journal 26 August 1910
Naples, N. Y. - Jerry Doyle, a well-known man in these parts, died
suddenly on Aug. 17 at the home of his daughter in this town. He
appeared as well as usual at dinner and ate heartily, but in his chair
in the yard, he was soon after found dead. He was 70 years old, a
laboring man all of his life. His wife and four children survive.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 24 September 1923
Canandaigua, N. Y., Sept. 23 - Mrs. Johanna Dougherty Doyle, 53
years old, died at her home in Fort Hill avenue on Friday night after a
long illness. She is survived by her husband, Patrick J. Doyle; two
sons, Dr. Walter e. Doyle of Buffalo, and Arthur J. Doyle of Fort
Lyons, Colo.; one brother, John Dougherty of Beaver Falls, Pa.; and two
sisters, Miss Anna Dougherty of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Phoebe Maloney of
Beaver Falls, Pa. Funeral services will be held from St. Mary's Church
at 10 o'clock on Monday morning. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 7 August 1885
We learn with deep regret of the sudden death on the 24th of July,
Mr. John Doyle, an old subscriber of the Gazette, at the age of
years. He came to America 33 years ago from the County Westmeath,
Ireland and has resided in Geneva since that time. He was a hard
man, a kind father and loving husband. His sudden demise is a sad
to his sorrowing family and friends. The funeral services were
on the 27th of July and were largely attended.
From Ontario County Chronicle 30 January 1901
Last Friday Mrs. John Doyle died at the home of her daughter,
J. B. Classey, in Mechanic street, aged 65 years. Death
was due to old age superinduced by an attack of asthma. The deceased
was the mother of eleven children, six of whom survive -- Mrs. J. B.
Classey, Mrs. Richard Murphy, Misses Susan and Rose Doyle, and John J.
Doyle and Peter Doyle. The funeral was held from St. Mary's Church
From Phelps Citizen 12 December 1918
John E. Doyle, formerly of Phelps, died at his home in Rochester on
Sunday morning. His wife, Mary Holleran Doyle and one daughter,
Margaret Doyle, of Rochester, are the surviving members of his family.
The funeral services were held at St. Mary's church in that city, and
the body was taken to Geneva and interred in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 2 September 1898
On Thursday morning, at his home on North Pleasant street, occurred
the death of John Joseph Doyle, after an illness of but one
day, aged 63 years. He leaves a wife and two sons, John and Peter of
this village, and four daughters, Mrs. Richard Murphy and Miss Susie
Doyle of Rochester, and Mrs. J. B. Classey and Rose Doyle of this
village. The funeral will be held from St. Mary's church Saturday
morning at 9 o'clock.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 January 1909
Mrs. Margaret Doyle, widow of the late John Doyle, died at her
home three miles northwest of this city on the Pre-emption road
Thursday night at 11 o'clock after an illness of two weeks of heart
disease. She was 74 years old. She is survived by one son, John Doyle
of Phelps, and two daughters, Mrs. Daniel Mulcahy of Phelps, and Mrs.
Edward Pitts of the town of Geneva. The funeral will take place Monday
morning at 8:45 o'clock from the house and at 10 o'clock from St.
Francis de Sales church. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 12 March 1909
Matthew Doyle died at his home on Saltonstall street on Wednesday,
aged 65 years. He had been ill with heart trouble for six months. Mr.
Doyle was born in Canandaigua and had always resided here. For 20 years
he was on the police force. He leaves, besides his wife, three
children: Miss Bessie V. Doyle, John E. Doyle and H. William Doyle; two
brothers, James, of Kansas City, Mo., and Michael, of Elmira, and one
sister, Mrs. George Eighmy, of this village. The funeral will be held
from St. Mary's church this morning at 10 o'clock.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 February 1904
Michael T. Doyle, forty, died at his home, on Pre-emption road,
Thursday evening, after an illness of several weeks of Bright's
disease. Besides his aged mother, he is survived by three sisters, Mrs.
D. W. McGann of Rochester, Mrs. D. S.
Mulcahy of Phelps, and Margaret Doyle of this city, and by one brother,
John P. Doyle of Phelps.
From Ontario County Chronicle 13 May 1903
Port Gibson, N. Y. - The death of Carlton B. Drake, aged
56 years, a well-known resident of Port Gibson, occurred at his
residence in that place at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon. The only near
relative that survives is a sister.
From Naples Record 3 February 1892
Mrs. Fanny Drake, relict of Henry Drake of Naples, died last Wednesday, aged 68 years, and was buried on Saturday.
From Naples Record 23 December 1896
Henry Drake died very suddenly on Thursday, Dec. 17, aged 79 years,
at his home in the town of Naples. He leaves four sons and two
daughters to mourn for him. He also leaves five brothers, all residents
of this place, save one brother in Michigan. He leaves two sisters,
Mrs. William Polmanteer and Mrs. Peter Whiting and many other dear
friends to drop the silent tear in memory. The funeral services were
held at the home on Sunday at 12:30 p.m., Rev. Arthur Humphreys
officiating on the occasion, and the burial was in the old cemetery at
Ingleside, beside his wife, who died about four years ago. These family
links are being broken and one by one are going out to return no more.
From Ontario County Journal 11 June 1886
Canadice, N. Y. - Mrs. Viola Drake died June 1st, aged 22 years.
Her remains were taken to Blood's Depot for interment. The deceased was
much esteemed for her many good traits of character, and the young
people of the town sympathize with her husband in his severe
affliction. A little boy only a few days old is left to divert the
father's mind from his great loss.
From Ontario County Journal 25 February 1916
Naples, N. Y. - On Friday morning William Drake, of
this village, died suddenly while sitting in a chair in his kitchen. He
was born in Naples 51 years ago, a son of Thomas and Naomi Drake. Mr.
Drake spent his entire life here. Funeral services were held on Sunday
afternoon in charge of Rev. Alban H. McKnight.
From Naples Record 29 April 1925
At his home in the town of Bristol occurred the death last Wednesday morning, April 22, 1925, of Robert Drayn, aged
59 years, following a long illness. Besides his wife, he is survived by
three sons, John Drayn of Canandaigua, and Will and Emory Drayn of
Bristol; three daughters, Blanche, Eliza and Gladys Drayn, all of
Bristol; one brother, Samuel Drayn, of Honeoye; and six sisters, Mrs.
Thomas Kennedy and Mrs. John Mellveen, of Holcomb, and Mrs. John Burns,
Mrs. George Wood, Mrs. Roy Bentley and Mrs. William Bacon of Honeoye.
From Geneva Gazette 26 August 1881
A Woman Horribly Burned - Last Tuesday morning, Mrs. Keiren
Drennen of this village, residing in Mrs. Brady's house on North
st., started on foot to visit a son lately married and settled in
Rushville. On reaching Stanley, or a point near the residence of Mr. J.
V. Snyder, the unfortunate woman's clothing took fire, it is supposed
from a lighted pipe. Unable to extinguish the flames, and evidently
crazed by pain, she walked rather than ran into the house of Mr.
Snyder, where her first act was to seize a large bread knife lying in
sight and threaten the lives of the inmates, none but females being
present. The shocking sight of an insane woman (as they
supposed her to be,) burning alive, and her threatening attitude,
alarmed the people to frenzy, and for
the moment they thought of nothing but to eject her from the house,
was speedily effected. Mr. Drennen staggered back to the highway, now
almost denuded of clothing, which had fallen to the ground by piecemeal
at every step. Three ladies coming along in a wagon took in the
situation at a glance, and with horse blanket and wraps succeeded
in smothering the flames. By this time Mr. Snyder and other men came
and the victim was borne to the house of her fellow countryman, Mr.
Fitzgerald, and medical aid promptly summoned. A son of Mr. Snyder at
work back in the field, saw the smoke and heard a commotion, and was
one of the first men who came to the scene. As he passed through his
yard he picked up what he supposed to be the fingers of a brown glove,
but which proved to be the skin with nails attached, of a
human hand - that of the victim undoubtedly. Her port monaie was also
found by the roadside, containing about $20 in money. Mrs. Drennen's
husband is living in Geneva, as also two daughters of adult age, one of
latter a domestic in the family of Hon. W. W. Wright. At one o'clock
Wednesday morning, the poor sufferer was still alive, but hope of
her recovery appears vain.
The Gazette of September 9th published: Mrs. Drennen, the poor
woman who was severely burned at Stanley on the 24th ult. and
afterwards removed to her home in Geneva, lingered in great suffering
until Sunday last when she died.
From Ontario County Times 7 January 1885
Chapinville, N. Y. - The remains of the late Mrs. Wm. Drew, daughter
Samuel King, who recently moved from here to Rochester, were brought
home last Tuesday morning for burial. The funeral service was held at
From Ontario County Times 15 September 1880
On Saturday, the 4th instant, Mrs. Daniel Driscoe of
Richmond, who was picking hops in Mr. Pierpont's yard, was prostrated
by the excessive heat of the sun, and died in a short time. Mrs.
Driscoe was the mother of a large family of children.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 August 1908
Miss Elizabeth H. Driscoll, aged 21 years, died this morning at
2:30 o'clock at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Driscoll,
No. 4 Avenue B. Besides her parents she leaves two sisters, Margaret of
Rochester and Mary Ellen of this city, and one brother, Daniel. The
funeral will take place Monday morning from St. Francis DeSales church.
Interment in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 17 May 1939
The Town of Manchester lost another of its well-known residents on Saturday in the passing of Jeremiah Driscoll at
his home in the Palmyra road. He was one of the oldest residents of the
township, being in his 92nd year. He was a native of Ireland and came
to this country when about 10 years of age, and had made his home in
Manchester township for the past 75 years. The survivors are his widow;
two sons, Joseph M. Driscoll of Syracuse and William Driscoll of
Clifton Springs; and three daughters, Miss Mary M. Driscoll of New
Rochelle, Mrs. Alice Fulmer and Mrs. Anna Porter of Rochester. Funeral
services were held at the home at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning and at 9:30
from St. Felix's Church in Clifton Springs, conducted by the rector,
the Rev. James M. O'Brien. The remains were laid at rest in St. Agnes
cemetery, Clifton Springs.
From Ontario County Journal 30 November 1930
Stanley, N. Y. - The death of Jerry Driscoll, aged 85 years,
for many years a citizen of this village, occurred at his home on
Tuesday, after a brief illness of pneumonia. He was a section foreman
on the Northern Central until age forced him to give up the work. A
widow; one daughter, Cora, and five sons, Dr. George, James and Edward
of Rochester, John of Pennsylvania and Jerry, who lives at home,
From Victor Herald 9 February 1900
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - John Driscoll, a well-known young man,
died Thursday evening, at the age of 43 years. The funeral services
were held Saturday morning at St. Bridget's Church, Rev. P. A. Neville
officiating. The members of the local branch of the C. M. C. A. of
which he was a member attended the funeral in a body. There was a very
large attendance at the services. His mother, three brothers and three
sisters survive him.
From Ontario County Journal 12 March 1909
Honeoye, N. Y. - On Friday night, at the home of Richard Leahy,
occurred the death of Mrs. Nora Driscoll, at the age of 75
years. She was born in Ireland and came to this country when quite a
young girl. She had been an invalid for several years. She is survived
by her husband, Daniel Driscoll, who has been a helpless invalid and
cripple from rheumatism for many years; one son, Daniel, of Bristol,
and one daughter, Mrs. Agnes Appleton of Honeoye Falls. The funeral was
held from St. Mary's church on Monday morning with interment in St.
From Lima Recorder 1922-23
Timothy Driscoll, well-known in Lima, died Saturday at his home in
Victor. He was born in County Cork, Ireland, November 1839, and came to
the United States 68 years ago. He leaves 3 sons, James of Chapin,
Timothy, Jr., of Victor, John A. of Lima; a daughter, Miss Nellie
Driscoll of Victor. The funeral was held Tuesday morning at St.
Patrick's Church, Victor, and interment was made in Calvary cemetery,
From Geneva Daily Times 19 September 1916
Mrs. Timothy Driscoll of 11 Grove street, died this morning at 6:30
o'clock after a lingering illness. She is survived by her husband; one
son, Daniel F. Driscoll; 2 daughters, Mrs. Lynd and Miss Margaret
Driscoll of Geneva.
From Ontario County Chronicle 7 December 1904
On Wednesday of last week the death occurred at the Thompson
Memorial Hospital of Dennis Droney, aged 35 years, he being
the fourth member of his family to die within a year. Droney, who was
subject to epileptic fits, fell during the afternoon on the sidewalk
and was carried to his home on Chapel street in an unconscious
condition. Shortly after he was attacked with epilepsy and was promptly
removed to the hospital, where he died without regaining consciousness.
He is survived by his father, one brother, Charles, of this place, and
two sisters, Margaret and Anna, also of Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Chronicle 18 May 1904
Friday night, at his home on Main Street North, occurred the death
of John Droney, aged 36 years, consumption being the cause of
death. The circumstances in this case were very sad as the young man
was the third member of his family to succumb to the terrible disease
in a few weeks, his brother having died in Denver, Colorado last week,
and his sister the week previous.
From Ontario County Journal 12 August 1910
The death of Thomas Droney, Granger street, occurred on
Wednesday morning, aged 65 years. Death was due to cancer of the
stomach. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Louis Rake of Rochester,
and Miss Margaret Droney; and one son, Charles Droney of Canandaigua.
The funeral will be held from St. Mary's church this morning at 9:30
Evangelical Magazine and Gospel Advocate, Utica NY, Fri. 8 Sep 1837
[a Universalist newspaper]
Dryer, Caroline M. Wright
DEATHS. In Victor, on the 25th of August, Caroline M., wife of William C. Dryer,
and daughter of Thomas Wright, aged 22 years. Mrs. Dryer was
extensively known, and wherever best known most highly esteemed.
Possessed of a remarkably meek and quiet spirit, she discharged the
duties of a wife, daughter, sister, neighbor, and friend in such a
manner as to secure the approbation of all.
She bore the pains of a lingering consumption with the fortitude and
resignation of a Christian, and met death with a firm confidence in a
blessed immortality for the great human family. Her husband, her
parents, her relatives, in short, all of us have sustained an
irreparable loss, a loss which they deeply feel and will ever remember.
On the day following, which was Sunday, the funeral services were
performed by the writer, and the immense concourse which attended on
the occasion filled our large meeting-house in every part to
overflowing. May the blessings of the Almighty richly rest upon
the bereaved relatives, and may the excellent example of our deceased
friend be long remembered, stimulating all to a proper discharge of the
duties and obligations of life.
K. T. [Rev. Kneeland Townsend]
This contribution was kindly donated by Karen Dau, Rochester NY
Archivist, NY State Convention of Universalists
From Ontario County Journal 8 September 1882
Victor, N. Y. - The funeral services of Mr. Daniel Dryer were
at the family residence on Monday of this week, Rev. T. E. Babb
officiating. Having been a resident of the place since his eleventh
year, he was well-known among us. He had been for about three years an
inmate of the Utica asylum, where he died last week. This
is the third insane person who has been brought home within three
months for burial.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 18 December 1907
Victor, N. Y. - The remains of Henry Dryer, a
former resident of the town, were brought here on Wednesday of last
week and burial was made in the Boughton Hill cemetery. Mr. Dryer was
72 years of age and died very suddenly on a street car in Rochester on
Monday of last week. He resided in Rochester with his son, Martin C.
From Ontario County Journal 11 February 1876
Died - February 3rd, John M. Dryer, aged 77. Mr.
Dryer has been a resident of Victor for 37 years. He leaves many
relatives and friends.
The funeral was held on Monday of this week, at the
residence of the deceased.
From Ontario Repository and Messenger 11 June 1873
In Victor, on Monday, June 2d, Julia E., wife of William
R. Dryer, and daughter of the late Charles F.
Dickinson, Esq., of that town, aged 33 years. The funeral services
took place on Tuesday afternoon, at the Universalist church in Victor,
which was crowded by a large number of relatives and sympathizing
friends. Several friends of the family from this village were in
attendance. The deceased was a lady of rare amiability and sweetness of
disposition, and her death brings deep sorrow to the whole community.
She leaves two small children to mourn a fond mother's loss.
From Ontario County Times 12 April 1882
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Dryer, wife of Henry Dryer, died
last Saturday morning, after one week's illness. She leaves a husband
and four children to mourn her loss. Her unassuming Christian life and
character endeared her to many friends, who deeply sympathize with the
family in their great bereavement. The funeral services were held at
her late residence Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. K. P. Jervis
From Ontario Repository and Messenger 15 January 1873
On Saturday last, Mr. Otis Dryer, one of the old citizens of
Victor, Ontario county, died at the age of seventy-three years. He was
a native of Stockbridge, Mass., a source from whence
much of the old stock of Victor came. He went to Victor more than
sixty years ago, with his father, who took up the farm upon which he
and his son ever after lived. He was possessed of about three hundred
of fine land, which is now very valuable for farming purposes. As a
he was industrious and successful, as industrious and honest farmers
always are. Mr. Dryer was a member of the Presbyterian Church and a
consistent Christian. Honorable in all his dealings, respected by his
and fellow citizens, liberal in the dispensation of the bounty which
Providence had bestowed upon him, he lived respected and died lamented.
To the church in which he cast his lot he was liberal, giving evidence
of the sincerity of his religious convictions. Rev. Mr. Furman of this
city, who was twenty years pastor of the church, conducted the funeral
services of Mr. Dryer yesterday, and delivered an eloquent and
impressive discourse upon the character of his old and beloved friend.
Mr. Dryer leaves a
wife, and two sons by adoption, who greatly mourn the loss of one who
has been so kind in life. He also leaves a number of relatives residing
in Victor and other towns about.
From Victor Herald 14 April 1894
Mrs. Phoebe M. Dryer died at her home on West Main street,
Wednesday morning last. She has been in feeble health for several
months and her demise was not unexpected. The deceased was born in
Tioga Co., New York, Sept. 16, 1815. She was a sister of Drs. Charles
and William Ball, and for the past few years was the last surviving
member of that famous family in this town. She came to Victor with her
father's family when a young woman and was married to the late Wm. C.
Dryer in 1849. Two children were born to them, Wm. R. Dryer of
Rochester, and Caroline, who died a number of years ago. She lived a
life of untiring devotion to her husband and family. Mr. Dryer died
about three years
ago, since then she has resided with her grandson, W. Chas. Dryer, on
the homestead, that has been the scene of her activities, her joys and
her sorrows, for over half a century. The funeral was attended from her
late home Friday afternoon, the Rev. Mr. Eastman of Ludlow, Vt.,
the service. The interment was at the family lot on Boughton hill.
From Victor Herald 14 January 1894
The widow of the late Daniel Dryer died Jan. 7th, 1894, at
the age of 85 years. She was one of the oldest native residents of
Victor, where her whole life had been spent. Her father, Capt. Peter
Perry, came to Victor from West Stockbridge, Mass., in 1806, and
settled on the farm now owned by John Roach,
where his daughter, Precepta, was born Dec. 2, 1808. When a
child she rode on horseback along a bridle path through the woods
to school at Boughton Hill. In 1832 she was married to Daniel Dryer,
and in 1840 settled upon the farm which was her home until her death.
For many years she was detained there quite closely by bodily
but her mental faculties remained unusually bright to the last. She
met all the changes and chances of this moral life bravely, found many
of them sweet, and cheerfully awaited her release. Although she
outlived nearly all the friends of her youth, she was never without the
support of a Friend greater than they. Three sisters, Mrs. Wm.
of Victor, and two in Wisconsin, survive her. She leaves one daughter,
Mrs. E. M. Brown, of Victor, two sons, Perry, now in Oregon, and
of Terre Haute, Ind., and four grandchildren.
From Ontario County Journal 6 July 1888
Victor, N. Y. - Mr. Truman Dryer, one of the oldest residents
of Victor, died at his residence in the village last Tuesday at the age
of seventy-six. He had spent his entire life in the town
of his birth, and was very widely known and respected. He leaves a
sister, Mrs. Bement, of Victor, two brothers, William Dryer, also
of Victor, and another in Michigan, a wife, a son and a daughter. The
son lives in Kansas, but has been at his father's for several weeks
during the rapid decline. The funeral is to be held at the house
afternoon at two o'clock, the services to be conducted by Rev. J. F.
Leland of the Universalist church to which the deceased was attached.
From Ontario County Journal 13 April 1894
Victor, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. W. C. Dryer occurred at
her home on Main street, Wednesday, at 8 a.m. Deceased was about 80
years of age. The funeral is to be held at the house this afternoon at
2 o'clock, with interment at Boughton Hill cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 27 February 1891
William C. Dryer, a prominent and universally esteemed citizen of
Victor, died at his home in that town last Saturday morning, after a
lingering illness. The deceased was born in Victor March 28, 1810. He
learned the cabinet
making trade, and while pursuing that occupation acquired an education
sufficient to qualify him to teach school. January 20th, 1830, just
before he had attained his majority, he married Miss Caroline W.
Wright, sister of Marcenus Wright. Their only child, a daughter, Julia,
died when about one year old, and Mrs. Dryer died about six years after
her marriage. Mr. Dryer subsequently married Miss Phoebe Ball. In 1849
he bought and took possession of the Capt. Lewis farm, consisting of
230 acres of land. After occupying this farm about three years and six
months, he moved into the residence that he occupied up to
the time of his death. Mr. Dryer, in his younger days, was a very
and influential politician of the Democratic faith. He was an intimate
friend of the late William W. Wright and he held the confidence of many
Democrats of the State. The first office he ever held was that of post
at Victor, to which he was appointed by Postmaster General Amos
being the third person who held the office. He represented Victor in
board of supervisors in 1846, 1847, 1848 and 1858. He was a United
Marshal during the Buchanan administration. In 1888 he was elected
Justice of the Peace in 1864, Town Auditor in 1876 and Assessor again
1877. He was twice nominated for presidential elector on the Democratic
and was always a potent factor in directing the policy of his party in
state as well as in his own county. He leaves a widow and one son, Wm.
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