"Fl" to "Foo" Obituaries
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 30 June 1913
Clifton Springs, June 29 - Mrs. Hattie G. Flack, wife of Samuel
J. Flack, died at her home in LaDue avenue on Saturday morning, after
an illness of only a few hours. Mrs. Flack leaves her husband and three
children, Miss Clara Flack of Clifton Springs, Elmer A. Flack of
Rochester, and Ernest Flack of Clifton Springs. The funeral will be
held from her late home on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. This would
have been her fifty-second birthday. The Rev. V. A. Sage, pastor of the
local Baptist church, will conduct the services and the interment will
be made in the Clifton Springs cemetery.
From Clifton Springs Press 3 July 1913
Mrs. Samuel J. Flack, died on Saturday, June 28th, after an
illness of only a few hours, due to apoplexy. Mrs. Flack was born in
the town of Manchester on June 30, 1861. She was the youngest child of
Mr. and Mrs. Aurelius Wheeler. The greater part of her life until her
marriage was spent in Manchester Center. On March 30, 1881, she was
married to Samuel J. Flack, of Port Gibson. For twenty-five years of
their married life they were residents of Clifton Springs. Mrs. Flack
was a member of the Baptist church and of the circle of King's
Daughters. She was a Christian whose life showed clearly her high
ideals. To her friends she was one in whom they could safely repose
great confidence; to her husband she was a helpful wife; and to her
children a noble mother. Mrs. Flack is survived by her husband and by
three children, Elmer Flack of Rochester, and Ernest and Miss Clara
Flack of Clifton Springs; one sister, Mrs. J. C. VanArsdale of
Manchester; and two brothers, Frank Wheeler of Bliss and Seldon Wheeler
of Walworth. The funeral service was held at the family home on Monday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, and was conducted by Rev. V. A. Sage, pastor
of the Baptist church. The burial was made in the Clifton Springs
From Ontario County Journal 24 September 1875
Miller's Corners, N. Y. - As you do not often publish
communications from this village in your valuable paper, I may perhaps
be excused for troubling you with a few lines in reference to the death
of one of our most estimable citizens, John P. Flagg, Esq., well-known
this portion of the country as the man who kept the shoe
store and made superior fine boots at Miller's Corners. He died
on the morning of Sept. 6th, after a protracted and very painful
sickness, aged 65 years and 8 months. He was born in Northfield, N. H.,
from which place he migrated to East Hartford, Conn., where he married
and settled for a few years. Hard times led him to make an effort
to better his condition and he therefore moved with his wife to
Philadelphia and established himself in business. Shortly after
his arrival there disturbances arose between the the native and foreign
elements of society, culminating finally in the "great riot" which
proving too much for the peaceful disposition of Mr. Flagg, he disposed
of his goods and business and returned to East Hartford, where he
remained until the Spring of 1857, when he purchased a farm in Wyoming
Co., N. Y., and removed there. He soon disposed
of his farm and eventually bought the place now owned by his widow
in this village, and where for the past 11 1/2 years he has been
located. Mr. Flagg was an upright man, prompt in his business
transactions and always reliable -- his word was as good as his
bond, and both were as good as gold. By his death a wife who had
lived with him upwards of 40 years is deprived of a fond and devoted
husband; a daughter of a kind, indulgent father; the church of one of
the its most reliable supporters; society of one of its brightest gems
and the world of one of its most priceless treasures - an honest man.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 January 1915
William Flaherty, aged 40 years, died very suddenly at his home,
No. 16 North Genesee street, last evening at 7:45 o'clock, from a
stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Flaherty had not been in good health for some
time, but feeling much
better yesterday, decided last evening about 6 o'clock to go down to
place of business. As he reached the house of Dr. T. D. Rupert, he was
ill and went into Dr. Rupert's office. His own physician, Dr. D.
Campbell, was called, who sent for the city ambulance and took him to
his home, where he died soon after. Mr. Flaherty was born in Waterloo
and was the son of the
late William Flaherty, of that village. He had been a resident of
the past fifteen years, being engaged mostly in the hotel and cafe
business. For the past eight years he has been associated with Frank
Mellon at the Seneca
on Seneca street, under the name of Flaherty and Mellon. Besides his
Mr. Flaherty is survived by two children, William and John Flaherty, of
city; three sisters, Mrs. Philip McNaney, and Mrs. Thomas McNaney of
Falls; and Mrs. John Murphy of Columbus, Ohio; three brothers, John
of Syracuse; Henry Flaherty of Nonscup, Conn., and James Flaherty of
The body will be taken tomorrow afternoon to Penn Yan on the 2:30 Fall
train and the funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday
from St. Michael's church in that village. Burial will be made in St.
Cemetery, Penn Yan.
From Penn Yan Democrat 22 November 1928
Died - At the home of her son, J. H. Flanagan, in Stanley, Tuesday, November 26, Mrs. Mary Flanagan, widow
of the late Patrick Flanagan, aged 90 years. She is survived by one
daughter, Mrs. Cronen of Los Angeles, Cal.; three sons, Thomas of Los
Angeles, Cal., Martin of Geneva and J. H. Flanagan of Stanley. The
funeral will be held Friday morning at nine o'clock at the home of her
son, J. H. Flanagan, in Stanley, and at 9:30 from St. Theresa's Church,
Stanley. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery, Geneva.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 August 1906
Terrence Flanagan, seventy-five years of age, died at 8:10
o'clock last night at his home on the turnpike, four miles north of the
city. The deceased was born in the county of Sligo, Ireland, in the
year 1831. He came to this country and vicinity forty years ago. He is
survived by two sons, James and John Flanagan, who live west of the
city. The funeral will take place at ten o'clock Wednesday morning from
St. Francis De Sales church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 29 January 1933
Canandaigua, N. Y., Jan 28 - From the home of Mrs. Alfred Henish in Bristol Sunday at 2:30 p.m., funeral services for Mrs. Winifred Flanders, 69,
former resident of Canandaigua, who died Friday at the home of son, the
Rev. Myron E. Wilder, in Jamestown, will be conducted. Besides her son,
she leaves a daughter, Mrs. William Nudd of Canandaigua; two sisters
and two brothers, Mrs. Henish, Mrs. John Wilder of Cleveland, Gooding
Bliss of Shortsville and Lester Bliss of Canandaigua; and four
From Geneva Daily Times 1 July 1944
Mrs. Margaret Flanigan died at her home on the Orleans-Chapin road
last night after a long illness. Surviving are one son, J. Earl, at
home; one sister, Mrs. Julia Traynor of Geneva; and several nephews and
nieces. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock from her
late home and at 9:30 from St. Felix's Catholic Church, Clifton
Springs. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery, Geneva. Rev. J.
M. O'Brien will officiate.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 October 1942
Hopewell, N. Y. - The funeral of John Flannagan was held on
Friday from Ahrens and Breen Funeral Home and at 9 o'clock from St.
Mary's Church, Canandaigua. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Mr.
Flannagan, a resident of Hopewell, died on Wednesday. He is survived by
a daughter, Mrs. Harvy Barnes of Glochester, New Jersey.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 September 1895
The remains of Mrs. Margaret Flannagan, who died in
Hopewell at 5 o'clock yesterday morning at the age of 57 years, will be
brought to Geneva. The funeral will be held from St. Francis de Sales
church on Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 May 1909
Thomas Flannagan of Hopewell, aged 39 years, died Friday in the
Canandaigua Hospital. He leaves a widow, one son, four sisters, Mrs.
Stephen Malone and Miss Lucy Flannagan of Hopewell; Mrs. William H.
Murphy of this city; and Mrs. D. Berragan of Canandaigua; and also two
brothers, John Flannagan of Hopewell and William Flannagan of
From Geneva Gazette 17 May 1901
Mrs. Ann M. Flannery died at the family home, 12 Middle street,
last Friday night of pneumonia, aged 70 years. She is survived by
three sons -- Patrick, John and Richard. Interment in the
From Geneva Daily Times 3 May 1929
The death of Mrs. John P. Flannery, aged 82 years, occurred
early this morning at her home, 9 Middle street, after an illness of
several weeks. She is survived by her husband, one son, John F.
Flannery of Waterloo; four daughters, Mrs. T. A. Jennings and Mrs.
Catherine Bowman of this city; and the Misses Margaret and Helen
Flannery of Rochester; six grandchildren and several nieces and
nephews. Mrs. Flannery was a member of the Rosary Society of St.
Francis de Sales Church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 28 June 1901
The death of Thomas Flannery occurred Sunday afternoon at
4:30 o'clock at the City Hospital, where he had been a patient the past
week. His age was 55 years and for years he conducted a grocery
on Middle street. The remains were taken to the home of his
brother, John Flannery, of 9 Middle street, who survives him; also one
other brother, Patrick Flannery, of Castlebar, Ireland, and one sister,
Fleming of Castlebar. The cause of death was rheumatism of the
From Ontario County Journal 22 October 1897
Hugh Flannigan, one of Holcomb's esteemed citizens, died at the
home of his son on Friday afternoon. Deceased was born in County Down,
Ireland, Feb. 15, 1828. At the age of 28 he came to East Bloomfield and
was foreman of the cooper shop of M. & L. Shephard for a number of
years. Thirteen years ago he opened a shop at Holcomb, which business
he has continued until the time of his death. The funeral services were
held from St. Bridget's church on Monday morning at 10 o'clock. The
Rev. Father Garvey officiated. Mr. Flannigan is survived by seven
children: four sons, Michael of South Bend, Hugh of Buffalo, Patrick of
Rochester, and James of this place; three daughters, Mrs. Peter P.
Turner and Mrs. Thos. Johnson of Canandaigua, and Maria of this place.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 26 April 1926
Canandaigua, N. Y., April 25 - John Flannigan, 80 years old,
proprietor of the famous Flannigan's restaurant here for half a
century, and for years prominent in the Democratic councils of the
state, died this afternoon at his home in North Main street, after an
illness of fifteen weeks with stomach trouble. Mr. Flannigan founded an
oyster house when he was 20 years old. The restaurant was sold about
sixteen years ago to John E. Murphy, who since has conducted it. As
Democratic state committeeman for many years from this district, the
counsel of Mr. Flannigan was sought eagerly by Democratic leaders, both
in state and nation. He was a close friend and counsellor of the late
President Cleveland. He also was a warm personal friend of the late
Senator John Raines, Republican leader in this section when Mr.
Flannigan was concerned most actively in politics. Many theatrical
stars of a generation ago dined at Flannigan's restaurant, both those
who had occasional engagements in Canandaigua and those who made the
trip from Rochester to renew their acquaintance with Mr. Flannigan. He
leaves his wife; one son, John S. Flannigan of this city; and a sister,
Mrs. Thomas (can't read) of Auburn.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 August 1905
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - At about fourteen miles east of Buffalo
Sunday morning at about 5 o'clock occurred the
death of John A. Flannigan of this village. He was fireman
on the New York Central railroad and while making his usual run,
he was struck by some portion of the engine, rendered unconscious and
fell out of the car on the track in such a manner that the train
passed over his body and it was mutilated almost beyond recognition.
The train was running at about twenty miles an hour at this time and
ran for some distance before the accident was discovered. Mr. Flannigan
was 24 years of age. He leaves a large circle of friends in Clifton
Springs and Orleans, his former home. He is survived by his mother,
one sister and one brother of this village. The funeral services will
be held in St. Felix church in this village tomorrow morning at 9:30
burial in the St. Agnes cemetery.
From Phelps Citizen 23 September 1920
The death of Mrs. Anne Brady Flannigan, widow of Patrick
Flannigan, occurred at the family home at Orleans on Wednesday of last
week, after an illness extending over a period of six years. Mrs.
Flannigan was born at Lady Roth, Ireland, 84 years ago, the youngest of a
large family, and coming to this country, was married to married to
Patrick Flannigan in 1876. Since her marriage she had been a resident of
this town, where her husband died in 1906. She
is survived by a daughter, Mary Flannigan and a son, Francis P.
Flannigan, who resided with her. The funeral service was held on
Saturday at St. Felix Catholic Church in Clifton Springs, and burial was
made in St. Agnes Cemetery in that village.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 January 1905
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Patrick Flannigan died at the home of his
daughter on Crane street yesterday morning of cancer of the face. About
two months ago, Mr. Flannigan had an operation in Rochester, but it did
not prove successful.
From Ontario County Journal 17 November 1911
Stanley, N. Y. - The death of Patrick Flannigan occurred at
his home Monday morning after an illness of several weeks, aged 75
years. Mr. Flannigan had been a successful farmer near Gorham for many
yrs until his removal here three years ago. He was a good neighbor and
respected by all who knew him. Funeral services were held from St.
Theresa's church, Wednesday morning, with burial at Geneva. A widow,
three sons and one daughter, survive.
From Ontario County Journal 17 November 1882
North Bloomfield, N. Y. - The body of George Flatung was
found last Saturday morning at the forks of the road above Alfred
Gates'. On examination it was found that he had shot himself in the
side. It will be recollected that he shot at his wife and fired her
building only a few days before.
A coroner's inquest was held in the afternoon.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 April 1904
Mrs. Arminda Fleming, widow of the late Henry G. Fleming, died at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. W. Mills, No. 55 Tillman street, aged
seventy-nine years. The deceased who had been in ill health for eight
months, had been confined to her bed since Christmas. She was one of
the old residents of the city, having lived here all her life, with the
exception of one year. She was born in Shannontown, near Starkey, N.
Y., in 1825, and came to this city with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. A.
Gleason, when she was one year old. May 6, 1846, she was married to Mr.
Fleming, who died in 1855. In early life
she joined the First Presbyterian church and upon the erection
of the North Presbyterian church she transferred her membership. She is
survived by one son, Amos Fleming, and Mrs. T. W. Mills,
and Mrs. M. A. Phelps of Indianapolis. Mrs. C. W. Squires, her youngest
daughter, died March 19, 1903. The funeral will take place tomorrow at
3 o'clock, from Mrs. Mills, Rev. N. B. Remick, D. D., officiating.
Burial will be in the family lot, Washington street cemetery.
From Penn Yan Democrat 13 December 1918
Died, in Rushville, November 29, Mrs. Esther Fleming, aged
73 years. She was born in Benton on October 30th, 1845, a daughter of
Jacob and Mary Dubois. For several years she has suffered with heart
trouble and asthma, which caused her death. Her husband, Jesse Fleming,
died three years ago. She leaves one son, Clark Fleming; and one
daughter, Mrs. Allen; and two granddaughters, Bessie Allen and Mrs.
George Miller, all of Rushville; also four sisters, Mrs. Joseph
Shepherd of Rushville, Mrs. Josephine Bissell of Phelps, Mrs. Etsavilla
Tompkins of Naples, and Mrs. Theresa Tompkins of Binghamton; also one
brother, Charles Dubois of Rushville.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 22 December 1924
Geneva, N. Y. - John Fleming, of No. 45 John street, died yesterday
at Geneva City Hospital. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of
Saint Francis de Sales Church. He leaves his wife and three sons, John
and Lawrence Fleming, of Geneva, and Peter Fleming, of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held from Saint Francis de Sales Church at 9
o'clock Tuesday morning. Interment will be made in Saint Patrick's
From Geneva Daily Times 30 April 1925
Mrs. Mary Fleming, aged 68 years, died this morning about 10
o'clock, at the home of her son, Francis Fleming of 47 Middle St. She
is survived by four sons, Francis, Michael and Nicholas Fleming of
Geneva, and Thomas Fleming of Columbus, Ohio; four daughters, Mrs.
William Downey of Palmyra, Mrs. John Holleran, Mrs. Robert Hurley and
Mrs. Christopher Carroll of this city; one sister, Mrs. Anna McDonald
of Buffalo; also several grandchildren.
From Shortsville Enterprise 8 April 1915
On Saturday evening at the home of her brother, Edward Youngs,
occurred the demise of one of Farmington's well-known and respected
residents, Mrs. Mary A. Fleming, widow of Oliver Fleming, aged
75 years. Mrs. Fleming was a native of Oaks Corners but had made her
home in Farmington for the past
10 years. Her parents were the late Rev. William and Lucinda VanDeren
She was married to Oliver Fleming on August 16, 1866, and his death
several years ago. Two brothers, James Youngs and Edward Youngs of
and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Clark of Newark, and Mrs. Harvey Foote of
are the survivors. Funeral services were held from the Edward
home on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Donald H. MacKenzie,
of the Shortsville Presbyterian church, officiating. The interment
in Brookside cemetery in this place.
From Geneva Daily
Times 1 March 1904
Shortsville, N. Y. -
Salona Fleming, seventy-seven, of this village, died at her home
on East Main street Sunday morning, of tuberculosis. Mrs. Fleming was
born in Hartland, Oneida county, and was one of thirteen children. She
has been a resident of this town over fifty years, and of this village
twenty-one years. In 1843 she was married to Peter E. Snyder, who died
in 1890; and on March 25, 1897, she was united in marriage with William
Fleming, both bride and groom being over 70 years of age. Mr. Fleming
died April 25, 1901. Mrs. Fleming is survived by one daughter, Mrs.
Joseph V. Peacock of Avon, two sons, Franklin and Julius Snyder, of
Canandaigua, one sister, Mrs. Jacob Cole, of Shortsville, and three
brothers, one living in Wayne county and two in Michigan. The funeral
took place this afternoon, a service being held at the house at two
o'clock and at the M. E. Church at 2:30, conducted by the Rev. Charles
Eddy, the pastor. Interment was at Brookside.
Geneva Daily Times 28 September 1903
funeral of the late Thomas Fleming was held from St. Francis
de Sales church at 10 o'clock this morning and was largely attended.
The solemn high mass
of requiem was said by the Rev. Stephen McPadden. The bearers were John
O'Neill, Edward Kenney, Michael Murphy, Martin Murphy, Andrew Desmond
and Daniel Creedon. Numerous handsome floral tributes were received by
the family from
the many friends of the deceased. Burial was made in St. Patrick's
From Ontario County Chronicle 1 May 1901
Willard L. Fleming, a former resident of this place, and who
has of late resided in Shortsville, died at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. A. G. Simpson, in this village, on Thursday. The funeral was held
her home Saturday morning, the remains being taken to West Eaton,
Madison county, his former home. Deceased was aged about 76 years. He
is survived by a wife and daughter.
From Ontario County Journal 29 April 1898
Academy, N. Y. - Alfred Fletcher died on Sunday, April 24, of
pneumonia . His wife, Almeda Hulse, died one week previously. They
leave a family of three little children.
From Ontario County Journal 22 April 1898
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Alfred Fletcher, of Covel
Settlement, died on Sunday night last of pneumonia, and Mr. Fletcher
and one child are dangerously ill with the same complaint. Mrs.
Fletcher was the daughter of Henry Hulse, and was a kindhearted wife
and mother. She leaves a husband and three small children.
From Ontario County Journal 3 September 1909
Bristol Center, N. Y. - On Sunday, Aug. 22, at his home on West
hill, occurred the death of Charles Fletcher, aged 54 years.
The deceased is survived by his wife, two sons and six daughters, and
one brother, William Fletcher of Buffalo. Mr. Fletcher formerly lived
near Caledonia, but spent the greater part of his life in this town.
His wife was Miss Henrietta Miller of this place.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 June 1917
Gilbert R. Fletcher, aged 22 years, died yesterday afternoon at
3:30 at Geneva City Hospital, after a week's illness of pneumonia. He
leaves his wife, one daughter, Evelyn Fletcher; his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Gilbert W. Fletcher; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rush
Probasco of this city.
From Elmira Telegram 17 August 1919
Honeoye Falls, N. Y., Aug. 16 - Jerome E. Fletcher died at the home
of his son, Everett Fletcher, one mile north of West Bloomfield. Mr.
Fletcher was the oldest person in this vicinity and had he lived until
the 17th of November, he would have been 102 years old. He was a son of
William and Betsy Fletcher and was born in Geneseo, November 17, 1817.
That he come from long-lived stock is shown by the fact that his father
lived to be 103 years of age. Mr. Fletcher grew to manhood in this
vicinity and served as a soldier during the Mexican war. He was twice
married. His second wife, to whom he was united in 1855, died about
twelve years ago. During the early 60's, he lived near Decatur, Mich.,
where he was in the employ of the government. About 1865 he came to
Bristol where he continued to work at his trade as carpenter and
wheelwright until over ninety years of age. About eight years ago he
came to West Bloomfield to reside with his son. His health has always
been good and in his later years he was able to read coarse print
without glasses. He is survived by four sons, Orestes Fletcher of
Canandaigua; Oscar and J. Cooley Fletcher of Holcomb, and Everett
Fletcher of West Bloomfield; also one brother, Melanction Fletcher, a
ninety-years-old resident of Benton Harbor, Mich. The funeral was held
from his late home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with interment in the
Codding cemetery at Bristol.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 August 1932
John Fletcher, aged 90, of Pulteney street, died at the Dixon
Sanitarium last night following a long illness. He leaves his wife,
Mary; two sons, Gilbert W. of Geneva and John O. of Rochester; one
daughter, Mrs. R. A. Millefont of Washington, D. C.; three
grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and one brother, George
Fletcher of Christ Church, New Zealand. Mr. Fletcher was born in
England and came to this country when a young man. He settled in Geneva
and had remained here since. Private funeral services will be held
Monday morning at 11 o'clock at the home of his son, Gilbert, Hamilton
street, with the Rev. Dr. J. B. Hubbs officiating. Burial will be in
From Canandaigua Chronicle 8 August 1906
Bristol, N. Y. - Died in Bristol, July 29, Louisa, wife
Jerome Fletcher, aged 78 years. Mrs. Fletcher was a native
Bristol, the daughter of Jeremiah and Altha Wilson Fisher, sister of
the late O. N. Fletcher. In early life she became the wife of John
Coole, who died with smallpox, and she later married Mr. Fletcher, who
survives. She leaves four sons, Everett, Orestes, Oscar and Cooley. Only one of her own family survives, Dr. Leroy Fisher
of Elkhart, Ind. Burial at East Hill, where many of her friends are
From Ontario Repository and Messenger 28 June 1876
RODNEY FLETCHER DEAD - This centenarian colored man, about whom so
much has been said the past year or two, died at the Ontario County
House, on Sunday, June 18th. He was buried on the 20th inst. From
reliable data Mr. Fletcher was born in Boston, October 12th, 1762, and
at the time of his death was over 113 years of age, but from his
general appearance and bearing did not appear to be over 80 years.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 November 1897
The funeral of Mrs. Adaline Flinn, whose death occurred early
Saturday morning at her home, 370 Exchange street, was held from her
late residence at 2 o'clock and from the Methodist church at 2:30
o'clock this Monday afternoon, the Rev. Dr. Broadway officiating.
Interment was made in Glenwood cemetery. Mrs. Flinn is survived by a
daughter and a son,
Mrs. Lucy King of Elmira, and George H. Flinn, and three grandchildren,
Fred and Misses Addie and Bessie Flinn. Mrs. Flinn had been a resident
Geneva for 55 years, and a member of the Methodist church for almost as
long a period. Her death came very suddenly for she had seemed
apparently as well as usual. Her daughter, Mrs. Lucy King, was at the
home at the time and heard her mother moving about not more than ten
minutes before her death, but was soon after attracted by her heavy
breathing, and on going to her bedside
found her dying. Her next door neighbor was called in and the doctor
summoned, but she passed quietly away.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 October 1925
Stanley, Oct. 10 - The death of Mrs. Grace Flinn of Stanley
occurred Friday morning a week ago after an extended illness of many
weeks. She is survived by her husband, Fred Flinn, Sr., and eight sons
and three daughters, Mrs. J. R. Charlton of Stanley, W. J. Spike of
Middlesex, Miss Lena Flinn, a registered nurse who has cared for her
during her long illness, Mr. Ben Flinn of Geneva, Ralph Flinn of
Stanley, John Flinn of Rushville, Elliott Flinn of Stanley, Fred Flinn,
Jr., of Alcatraz, California, who is in the U. S. Army, Oscar, Orson
and Merton Flinn, all of Stanley. The funeral was held on Sunday at 1
p.m. from her late home. Burial was made in the Bellona Cemetery.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 20 November 1907
The funeral services over the remains of Charles Flint of
this village, who died Saturday of heart failure at the Memorial
Hospital, were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the
undertaking rooms of Grant M. Kennedy. Rev. H. L. Gaylord of the
Episcopal church officiated. The interment was in West avenue cemetery.
The deceased was 66 years of age at his death. For many years he drove
a stage between Canandaigua and Palmyra and later was employed as rural
mail carrier at Naples, having a large number of friends in this
vicinity. The deceased is survived by six children, comprising three
sons, George who lives in Geneva; Harry of New York City and Edwin of
San Francisco; also three daughters, Mrs. J. Van Brooker and Misses Eva
Flint of this place, and Ella Flint of Prattsburg.
From Ontario County Journal 27 September 1895
Monday morning, after a long period of intense suffering, occurred
the death of Mrs. Prudence Jane Flint, aged 52 years. Death
was due to cancer and other conflictions. Mrs. Flint was the mother of
seven children. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Rev.
D. D. Campbell officiating.
From Shortsville Enterprise 22 September 1911
The death of Mrs. Ruth E. Flint, relict of the late James
Flint, occurred at her home in Brewster st. about 5 o'clock on Saturday
morning last, resulting from a stroke of paralysis. She had been
ill only a week. Her age was 68 years. Mrs. Flint was born at Parma,
this State, on April 14, 1843, and was a daughter of the late Corydon
and Mercy Chittenden. She was united in marriage with James Flint
of South Sodus on December 20, 1883, whose death occurred several years
ago. Her life was passed in the towns of Sodus and Arcadia, and for the
past three years had been a resident of Shortsville. She is survived by
one daughter, Miss Matie Flint, of this village; three brothers, James
Chittenden of West Main street; Alonzo Chittenden of Sodus Point, and
Cornelius Chittenden of Palmyra; also many nephews and nieces, among
the latter being Mrs. Russell McLouth of West Main street. The funeral
services were conducted at her late home on Tuesday afternoon at 2
o'clock by Rev. Hoyt F. Hill, pastor of the local M. E. church, and the
interment was made at Palmyra.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 March 1944
Mrs. Bridget Flood of 21 North Main street died yesterday morning
at Clifton Springs Sanitarium after a long illness. Surviving are three
sons, Arthur M. of Geneva, Robert J. of Seattle, Wash., and Alfred J.
of Geneva; four grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Mary and Miss Margaret
O'Neill of Geneva; three brothers, Patrick and Arthur O'Neill of this
city and James O'Neill of Annapolis, Md. Mrs. Flood was a member of
Rosary Society of St. Francis de Sales Church. Last rites will be
conducted Wednesday morning at 8:30 from the home and at 9 o'clock from
St. Francis de Sales Church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's
From Geneva Daily Times 2 March 1944
Gorham, March 2 - John F. Flood, 30, died on Wednesday at his home
following a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; a son,
James; a brother, Dr. Leo Flood of Hempstead, L. I.; two sisters,
Lieutenant Anastasia Flood, Army nurse, now in England, and Miss
Margaret Flood, who has been postmistress at Gorham for a number of
years. The funeral will be held on Saturday morning at St. Theresa's
Church, Stanley. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery, Geneva.
From Ontario County Journal 12 July 1878
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Michael Flood departed this life
Wednesday, June 26th, aged 55 years. Funeral services were held at St.
Bridget's Friday morning, Rev. Father Hughes officiating.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 24 January 1906
Stanley, N. Y. - Mrs. Michael Flood died at her home near Stanley
Saturday, Jan. 13. The funeral was held at the Geneva Catholic church
Tuesday morning with interment in Geneva. She is survived by her
husband and three sons.
From Ontario County Journal 15 October 1886
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral of Michael Flood, who
suddenly Tuesday, Oct. 5th, was held on Thursday at St.
From Ontario County Journal 3 May 1912
Stanley, N. Y. - The death of Michael Flood occurred at his
home a short distance west of this village on Friday night. Mr. Flood
was stricken with paralysis about four weeks ago and from that time, he
gradually failed. Funeral services were held from St. Theresa's church
at 9 a.m. Monday with burial at Geneva. Three sons survive, Dr. Thomas
Flood of Gorham, James of Geneva, and William, of this place, with whom
his father lived.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 January 1904
Robert F. Flood, forty-two years of age, a teamster who had been
employed by D. H. Patty, died at 4 o'clock this morning from
diphtheria at his home, 304 William street. The deceased had been
working usual until Tuesday morning when he was taken
violently ill. Dr. C. D. McCarthy was called and found that the patient
had an acute attack of diphtheria. The house was
quarantined and the two children of the deceased were treated with
antitoxin. Notwithstanding that everything was done for the man death
resulted this morning. Mr. Flood had lived in this city for ten years.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Flood, of Stanley,
and his two children, eleven and seven years respectively. The funeral
took place at 4 o'clock this afternoon from the home. Burial took place
in St. Patrick's cemetery. Health Officer McCarthy stated this
afternoon that he could not trace
the origin of the case and it was only a sporadic outbreak of the
disease. As the children have been treated with antitoxin he believes
that they are rendered immune, and that there will be no further cases.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 April 1940
Gorham, N. Y. - Dr. Thomas Flood, 76, died yesterday at the
Canandaigua Memorial Hospital following a long illness. Dr. Flood had
been a practicing veterinary in Gorham for over forty years. He leaves
his wife, two sons, Dr. Leo Flood of Hempstead, L. I., and Jack of
Gorham; two daughters, Anastasia of Hempstead, and Margaret of Gorham.
The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Theresa's
church with a requiem mass celebrated by the Rev. Edward Ball. Burial
will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery, Geneva.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 April 1902
Mrs. Thomas Flood died at the family residence, nine miles
northeast of this city, at 12 o'clock Saturday night, aged 58 years.
The funeral will take place from St. Francis de Sales church tomorrow
morning at an hour not yet decided upon. Interment will be in St.
From Ontario County Journal 2 January 1914
Stanley, N. Y. - The death of William Flood occurred at his
home near this village on Tuesday morning after an illness of several
months, of tuberculosis. He had been confined to his bed for only a few
weeks, but failed rapidly the past week. He is survived by his wife,
who was formerly Mary Roach, of this village, and two small children.
Two brothers also survive, Dr. Thomas Flood of Gorham and James, of
Geneva. Mr. Flood was elected town collector at last fall's election.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 September 1908
Died at her home, No. 427 Main street, Sunday morning, September
20th, at 5 o'clock, Mrs. Caroline Flower. She is survived by
one daughter, Mrs. W. L. Young; one grandson, Stuart F. Dey; and one
granddaughter, Mrs. Edwin S. Siglar; two sisters, Mrs. Eliza Clark of
Geneva, and Mrs. Margaret Ackley of Canisteo, N. Y. The funeral will
take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock from the house. Rev. W. W.
Weller, pastor of the First Presbyterian church will officiate. Burial
From Geneva Daily Times 6 November 1897
The sudden death of Adelaide Flynn of Exchange street occurred
at her home at about 5 o'clock this morning at the age of 77 years,
without premonition and before medical assistance could be summoned.
in her bed and passed away almost without the knowledge of her friends,
and she breathed but a few times after being found in a dying
Dr. H. D. Weyburn was called and notified Coroner Wright, who through
doctor gave a certificate of death from general debility and old age.
deceased had attended the Salvation Army meeting on the previous
and on coming home, complained of rheumatic pains. Notice of the
will be given later.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 August 1918
Word has been received by relatives here of the death of Andrew Flynn,
a private in the United States Army. Flynn was in training at Troy, New
York, where he contracted pneumonia last Saturday and died this morning
at 1 o'clock. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Flynn of 26 Kirkwood
Avenue and himself lived on the Lyons Road where his wife and children
still reside. Flynn was a British subject, having only taken out
his first papers here, and when the British draft was put through, he
was called but immediately transferred to the U. S. Army. He is
survived by his wife and small children and two brothers who are in
France. One brother has already been killed in action.
From Geneva Daily Times
25 June 1904
Phelps, N. Y. - Daniel Flynn died Thursday afternoon, after a
He was sixty-three years of age and is survived by two sisters, Kate
and Ellen Flynn of Phelps and John Flynn of Chicago.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 December 1903
Rushville, N. Y.
- Mrs. Eliza Flynn, aged about seventy years, died at her home
west of the village yesterday from apoplexy. Mrs. Flynn lived alone and
was found in an unconscious condition Wednesday evening, from which she
From Ontario County Journal 24 July 1908
The death of Mrs. Ellen Dwyer Flynn, wife of Michael Flynn,
occurred at an early hour on Saturday morning after a long illness
during which she had been confined to her bed for two months. Mrs.
Flynn was born in Ireland 68 years ago and came to Canandaigua at the
age of eight years. After her marriage to Mr. Flynn, their home was at
Gorham until they came to reside with their son, Thomas F. Flynn, owner
and proprietor of the Imperial Hotel, five years ago. She leaves,
besides her husband and son, two sisters, Mrs. P. J. Gleason and Mrs.
John Murray; and one brother, Police Justice, John J. Dwyer. The
funeral was held Monday morning from St. Mary's Church, Rev. James T.
Dougherty, Rev. J. J. Masseth and Rev. J. D. Donnelly, of Victor,
officiating. The bearers were nephews of the deceased: John E., James
J., and Michael Dwyer and Thomas P., John and W. D. Murray.
From Ontario Republican Times 8 February 1861
James Flynn and Mary, his wife, were found frozen to death
this morning at their place of residence on Jail street in this
village. Coroner Howe, of Phelps, held an inquest on the bodies and the
evidence elicited showed that the deceased were both habitual
drunkards, and that on
the afternoon and evening of Thursday, they were in a state of helpless
It appeared also that the woman's clothing was on fire in the evening
eight o'clock, but a neighbor went to her assistance and succeeded in
extinguishing it. They were heard in their rooms about 1 o'clock, and
later still their
son was seen asleep in an apology for a bed, while his parents lay
upon the floor, where they were found dead about eight o'clock this
From Geneva Daily Times 8 December 1908
Canandaigua, N. Y. - James Flynn, who was formerly a member of the
Ontario Board of Supervisors, died yesterday morning at his home in
Holcomb. Mr. Flynn was a native of Ireland; he came to this section
when only 6 years of age. He lacked five days of completing a half
century of life. Mr. Flynn leaves his wife, a son and a daughter, all
of Holcomb. He served as Democratic supervisor from 1906 till 1907, and
also served as constable and collector for many years.
From Victor Herald 5 July 1901
Fishers, N. Y. - The funeral of John Flynn, who has been
a resident of this town for many years, was held Saturday morning from
the Catholic church in Victor. Mr. Flynn was well-known and liked and
will be missed by a large number of friends.
From Ontario County Journal 16 July 1909
Death came suddenly to John Flynn, at his home on North
Pleasant street on Friday morning. He was stricken before arising and
expired before physicians arrived. A heart ailment was the cause of
death. Deceased was born in this village and upon the same street where
he died 56 years ago. There survive, his wife and a daughter, Miss
Katerine Flynn, two brothers, James D. of this village, and Andrew of
Rochester, and one sister, Miss Marie Flynn of Canandaigua. Funeral
services were held on Monday morning at St. Mary's church and burial
was in Calvary cemetery. Mr. Flynn's fellow employees at the Lisk
factory, and the officers and employees of the office, sent beautiful
From Ontario County Journal 18 February 1898
The death of John Flynn occurred at his home on North
Pleasant street on Friday, Feb. 11. Mr. Flynn was born in Moystown,
Kings county, Ireland, June 16, 1809. He came to America in 1849, and
had resided in Canandaigua since that time. He leaves one sister, Miss
Jane Flynn of Canandaigua, and three sons, Andrew Flynn of Rochester,
James D., and John of this village; and one daughter, Miss Maria Flynn
of New York city.
From Ontario County Journal 23 May 1902
Rushville, N. Y. - Died, at his home west of this village on May 15, of apoplexy, John Flynn, aged
64 years. Several years ago he was made helpless by paralysis, and had
been a great sufferer since then. He is survived by his wife, one son,
Edward Flynn, and one daughter, Miss Theresa Flynn. The funeral was
held at St. Mary's church in this village on Saturday morning.
Interment was in Canandaigua cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 20 February 1880
John C. Flynn, the well-known grocer, died on the 16th inst. He
was much esteemed by his many friends, and they manifested it by an
immense attendance at his funeral. He was buried day before yesterday
from St. Francis de Sales Church of which he was a devout member.
From Shortsville Enterprise 18 November 1926
John E. Flynn, one of Shortsville's well-known residents, died at
his home in Main street last Thursday, following an illness of several
days duration, although he had been in poor health for several weeks
and also submitted to an operation on his throat a number of weeks ago.
His age was 69 years. John E. Flynn was born in Owego on March 1, 1857,
a son of the late Michael and Mary Lonergan Flynn. He located in
Shortsville during the year of 1879, and had since continuously made
his home here. He chose as his life partner Miss Nora Brophy of
Shortsville, with whom he was united on November 9, 1881.
Mr. Flynn was for many years a faithful employee of the New York
Central Railroad Company. Of late years he had been engaged by the
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company. The passing of John E. Flynn removes
from Shortsville another of its older residents, one who has not only
made the village his home for many years, but has always had the best
interests of the community at heart. It is such men who mean the
biggest loss to a place, men who lead a good and industrious life. They
always leave a fine memory when they go to the Great Beyond. Besides
his wife, he leaves to mourn their loss one daughter, Mrs. Harold Y.
Chambers of Shortsville; one son, Howard Flynn of Rochester; two
grandchildren, Miss Elinor Flynn of Rochester and Jack Chambers of
Shortsville; one brother, Joseph Flynn of Elmira; three sisters, Mrs.
Michael Harrison and Miss Margaret Flynn of Elmira, and Mrs. Kate
Carney of Ithaca. The funeral obsequies were held from St. Dominic's
church at 9:30 o'clock Saturday morning, conducted by the pastor, the
Rev. John J. Ganey. The remains were laid to rest in St. Rose cemetery,
west of Shortsville.
From Ontario County Journal 12 March 1909
The death of Mrs. Julia Flynn occurred at the home of
James Collins, north of the brick yard, on Monday. She was 84 years of
age. Her only surviving relative is a nephew, Thomas FitzGibbons. The
funeral was held from St. Mary's church on Wednesday morning.
From Ontario County Journal 19 May 1893
Monday forenoon, train 8, on the Northern Central, leaving
Canandaigua at 7:35 a.m., struck and killed Michael Flynn, the
accident occurring near the station at Stanley. Mr. Flynn was
ninety-nine years old, and naturally somewhat slow of hearing and
motion, and possessed of some of the whims of old age. For several
years he has lived with his wife in one of the company's shanties
alongside the track. Frequently during the past few years Mr. Flynn
strayed upon the track, and engineers were compelled to stop their
trains to prevent a fatality. The matter had become so troublesome that
the company's officers had gone to Stanley and told Mr. Flynn that if
he did not discontinue the practice, they would be compelled to evict
him from his place. He promised to stay away from the track, and his
wife agreed to see to it that he kept his promise. Monday morning,
however, she went away to her work, leaving Mr. Flynn at home. He went
out upon the track. The engineer of train eight saw him and whistled
sharply, but the old man, though apparently aware of the coming train,
seemed to misjudge its nearness. Before he could escape, the engine
struck him, knocking him against a target in such a manner, that
besides other injuries, the top of his skull was almost entirely struck
off. He survived but a brief time. Mr. Flynn was many years ago in the
service of the company at Canandaigua. He leaves a wife and one son.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 19 December 1906
Sunday afternoon at the Canandaigua Hospital of Physicians and
Surgeons occurred the death of Mrs. James S. Fogarty, aged 43
years. Mrs. Fogarty had undergone an operation on the previous
Wednesday but her recovery was confidently looked for and her death was
a sad shock to her many friends. Mrs. Fogarty before her marriage was
Miss Sarah E. Phipps. She was born in Manchester July 29, 1863, and on
June 20, 1886, she was married to James S. Fogarty of this place, and
has always since resided here. She was a woman of fine Christian
character and life and her bereaved husband and children have the
sympathy of the entire community in their affliction. She is survived
by her husband and seven children, two boys, William and Henry; and
five little daughters, Catherine, Marguerite, Mildred, Agnes and
Dorothy. Her funeral was held from St. Mary's church Tuesday morning at
9:30 and was very largely attended. Interment was in Calvary cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 14 September 1881
Cornelius Fogerty, a young Irishman in the employ of Nathaniel
Bishop, four miles north from Manchester, died from the effects of the
intense heat on Wednesday of last week. On Tuesday he was at work in a
field cutting corn and complained of weakness, but after resting
awhile, was able to go on with his work. On Wednesday morning he went
into the corn field again, but was again compelled to stop work for a
while. A glass of cider made him feel better, but towards noon he
became so exhausted and dizzy that it was with difficulty he got to the
house. He complained of being sick to the stomach and could not eat,
but when his companions left him at 3 o'clock to go on with the work,
he was lying on a bench in the wood shed and said that he felt better.
When they returned at 5 o'clock they found him lying in a pool of blood
on the floor near the bench, dead, his nose and face being badly
bruised and cut. Early the next morning Coroner Jewett of this village
was notified, but on viewing the body and learning of the
circumstances, he did not hold an inquest, deeming that death resulted
unmistakably from sunstroke. The unfortunate man had either had a
convulsion or had tried to get up and in his exhaustion and dizziness
had rolled off the bench, the shock of the fall perhaps hastening his
death. He was a strong and healthy man, about 30 years of age, and was
unmarried, having been in this country but a short time.
From Shortsville Enterprise 6 August 1925
The death of Michael J. Foley, for the last five years a
resident of Shortsville, occurred at the Sanitarium in Clifton Springs
at 3 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, following an illness of seven years.
Mr. Foley had sustained an injury about seven years ago, while employed
in the State hospital at Willard and had never regained his health. One
day last week, he had the misfortune to fall in the garage at his home
and sustain severe injuries which hastened his passing away. When his
condition gradually grew worse, he was removed to the Sanitarium on
Sunday afternoon, but his demise ensured within about two hours after
his arrival. He was 58 years of age. Mr. Foley was born in Ireland in
1865, a son of the late William and Katherine Dillon Foley. He came to
this country when but 18 years of age, and the greater part of his stay
here had been spent in Willard, where he was employed in the State
hospital. Twenty-eight years ago he was united in marriage with Miss
Elizabeth Murnahan of Willard. Five years ago the family removed to the
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, William and John Foley of
Shortsville; three daughters, Miss Genevieve Foley of Buffalo, Mrs.
William Driscoll of Clifton Springs and Miss Alyce Foley of
Shortsville; and one sister, Mrs. William Maten of Hamilton, N. Y.
Funeral services were held from the family home at 9 o'clock on
Wednesday morning and from St. Dominic's church at 9:30 o'clock. Solemn
high requiem mass was observed, with the following priests in charge:
Rev. John J. Ganey, celebrant, Rev. John Loughren of Ontario, deacon,
Rev. Arthur LeMay of Bath, as sub-deacon, and Monsignor Hendricks of
Geneva, in the sanctuary. The remains were laid to rest in St. Rose
From Ontario County Journal 29 September 1916
On Tuesday afternoon at his home on the Bristol road, occurred the death of Philip Foley, aged
80 years. He suffered a stroke of paralysis on Sept. 20. He leaves his
wife, Mrs. Mary Foley; one daughter Mrs. Adelbert Wheatley of Orleans;
and two sons, Michael and Patrick of Canandaigua. Services were held at
the home and at St. Mary's church yesterday morning.
From Ontario County Times 31 August 1870
A laborer named Timothy Foley, a resident of this village,
instantly killed in Rochester yesterday, by the caving in of the back
an ale vault, in which he was at work. Three men were killed by this
accident, and two others were seriously injured. His remains were
here last night, and now lie at Mr. Hennessey's house, on Main street,
interment. The deceased was 46 years of age.
From Geneva Gazette 5 October 1877
After a long and painful illness of consumption, a disease which
never releases its relentless grasp, once fastened upon its victim, Mrs. Susan R., wife of Hon. Charles J. Folger, died
at the family residence in Geneva on Monday morning last. Thus passed
away a most devoted wife, a faithful and affectionate mother, a
sympathizing and benevolent friend, an exemplary Christian disciple. The
funeral was held last Wednesday, Rev. Dr. Nelson officiating, with a
large attendance of sincerely sorrowing friends, among them Judges
Allen, Rapalie and Andrews, associates of
the bereaved husband on the bench. The casket was tastefully adorned
with rare flowers and immortalities, expressing emblems of the
resurrection. The remains were interred in Glenwood Cemetery. The opened
grave as prepared to receive its treasure was robbed of gloom by its
adornments. The walls were covered with evergreens, dotted artistically
with flower blossoms of varied hue, thus seemingly overcoming the
dampness and mildew of the tomb with the fragrance of the boudoir. Thus
tenderly and lovingly, freed from earthly cares, sorrows and pain, was
the fond wife and mother laid away; but there is left for comfort the undying memory of her good deeds, pious example and Christian counsels.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 January 1911
The sudden death last night of Mrs. Vashti Susan Depew Folger, widow
of the late Charles W. Folger, was a great shock to her family and her
many friends. Mrs. Folger yesterday afternoon suffered a very acute
attack of indigestion but last night was feeling more comfortable and
about one o'clock, when her son Thomas Folger left her to retire, she
was sleeping. When he went to her room this morning about seven
o'clock, he discovered that she was dead, having passed away during the
night. Dr. J. Pope Delaney was called, also Coroner Flint, who
pronounced death due to acute indigestion and valvular hear disease.
Mrs. Folger was born at Peekskill of an old and prominent family. She
was a distant relative of United States Senator Chauncey M. Depew.
After her marriage, she came to this city where she has since made her
home. The family residence is at No. 802 Main street. Her husband, the
late Charles W. Folger, was engaged in the nursery business. His father
was Judge Charles J. Folger who was well-known throughout the state.
The survivors are three sons, Charles J. and Thomas W. Folger of this
city; and Paul Folger of Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Mirabel Depew
Hamlin of Smethport, Pa., and Mrs. Ethel Louise Wells of Cleveland, O.
From Ontario County Journal 15 February 1895
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - L. P. Follett died at his home in Gypsum
Thursday , Feb. 7. The funeral services were held on Wednesday, and the
remains interred in Gypsum cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 18 November 1893
The death of Mrs. Sarah Follett, of L. Proctor Follett, Sr.,
occurred at 5 o'clock yesterday morning at her late home, two miles
north of Clifton Springs. She was in the seventy-third year of her age.
A husband, two sons and three daughters survive. Funeral services will
be held at the family residence tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Interment will be made at the Gypsum cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 7 November 1913
Naples, N. Y. - Charles Folts, aged 59 years, one of the
well-known German citizens, died on Oct. 29 at his home on West avenue,
after a long illness of three or four years. He had been a hard worker,
a vineyardist, and continued to work, after enfeebled by disease. He
married here. His wife and four adult children, Henry and Adam, of
Rochester, and Mrs. John Polmanteer and Miss Elizabeth Folts of Naples,
survive. The Folts family is very large, and relatives reside in all
the country around. There was a large funeral at the Presbyterian
church on Friday, Dr. France officiating.
From Ontario County Journal June 5 1914
Mrs. John Folts, aged 42 years, died suddenly at her home on
Pleasant street on Friday. Death was due to heart disease. She leaves,
besides her husband, three daughters, Mabel, Marjorie and Muriel; her
mother, Mrs. Harriet Gulvin, of Seneca Castle; six brothers and six
sisters, Mrs. John Stetinius of Lakemont, Mrs. Roy Benson, Mrs. Earl
Snyder, Edward, Charles and David Gulvin, of Canandaigua, Mrs. George
Roper of Brooklyn, Mrs. Elmer Merkle of Rochester, Miss Mabel Gulvin of
Syracuse; Thomas, William and Hobart Gulvin of Seneca Castle. The
funeral services were held at the Methodist church on Monday afternoon.
Rev. DeWitt S. Hooker officiated. Interment was in Woodlawn.
From Ontario County Journal 29 September 1916
The death of Frederick A. Fonda, aged 78 years, occurred at
his home on Fort Hill avenue on Tuesday evening. He leaves his wife;
one daughter, Mrs. W. L. Chamberlain of Canandaigua; two sisters, Mrs.
Sarah Kesson of Albany, and Mrs. Ella Megaffee of Canandaigua; two
brothers, John Fonda, of Reeds Corners, and Jerry Fonda of Batavia.
Rev. Livingston L. Taylor will officiate at the funeral services this
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment will be in West avenue cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 March 1938
Mrs. Isabel Fonda, wife of Charles Fonda, of 40 Lyceum street, died
at the Jensen Nursing Home on Washington street yesterday afternoon
following a long illness. She was a member of the Methodist church and
of the Mizpah Class. Surviving are her husband; one son, Dr. R. W.
Fonda of Detroit, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. Willis Henderson of the
Dresden Road; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. C. H. Stephens of
Cortland and Mrs. H. B. Stephens of Syracuse; and one brother, Robert
Wells of Clifton Springs. The funeral will be held from her late home
Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock with the Rev. Dr. C. G. McConnell of
the First Methodist church officiating.
From Shortsville Enterprise 31 January 1940
Mrs. Sarah Jane Fonda, a nonagenarian of Hopewell, died on
Saturday. Funeral services were held from the home of a grandson, Hiram
J. Pickering, on Tuesday afternoon. Interment was made in West Avenue
From Ontario Republican Times 25 June 1862
Only three months have passed since we gave a brief account of the
funeral of the eldest son of Judge Foot, and now we are to give a
similar account of the funeral of his second son, Samuel Campbell
Foot, late acting Master's Mate in the United States Navy. We have
heretofore mentioned the creditable manner in which he acquitted
himself in the battle at Roanoke Island, as signal officer of the
gunboat, "Stars and Stripes." He discharged a like duty equally well in
the battle at Newbern. After that battle, he was transferred to the
more responsible position of executive officer on the
U. S. armed Steamer Whitehead, which was stationed several weeks near
City, N. C., in the vicinity of the canal and dismal swamp. The malaria
that region gave our young friend a typhoid fever. He was sent to the
Hospital at Newbern where he was very ill for some weeks. There his
reached him, and started homeward with him. He improved on the journey,
arrived at the residence of his aunt, Miss Campbell, at Millburn, N.
a few miles from New York, where his mother was waiting to receive him.
seemed better, and his recovery was confidently expected. But after a
days, his disease took an unfavorable turn, and he expired on Thursday,
12th inst., on the same day of the week and but three months from the
on which his elder brother died. His funeral took place last Sunday
afternoon, on the same day and very nearly in the same manner that of
his brother had on the 16th of March last. His remains were taken to
the Reformed Dutch Church, the Pastor, Dr. Wiley, conducted the
services, which were strikingly appropriate, and delivered an
impressive sermon to a crowded house. Geneva Courier
From Geneva Daily Times 12 September 1903
N. Foote, aged 80 years, died at the city hospital, where he had
lain in a precarious condition for nearly five months as the result of
inhaling coal gas April 24, last evening at 9:90 o'clock. Foote's case
has been remarkable from the first in that he has exhibited unusual
physical recuperative powers. Foote, at the time of the accident, was
employed as gardener for Laura A. Youngs at No. 616 Main street. On the
morning of April 24, the Youngs family noticed at breakfast a strong
odor of escaping gas. Foote also had failed to appear as usual. Mrs.
Youngs, accordingly, being suspicious of trouble, went to the boiler
room in the basement which was occupied by Foote. This she found filled
with coal gas and Foote lying on a cot unconscious. She quickly
summoned the other members of the family and Dr. C. D. McCarthy was
called. After finding that it was impossible to restore the man by
ordinary means, he ordered his removal to the city hospital. Prof. and
Mrs. Herbert R. Moody who were in the house at the time, were also
affected by the coal gas but to a less degree. The patient showed
little signs of recovery when taken to the hospital where he went for
72 hours without speaking, being unconscious the greater part of the
time. The attending physicians considered his death but a question of
hours. So great was the man's tenacity to life, however, that he began
to improve. Although his life has often hung in the balance the past
few months, Foote has lingered along. Grave complications set in a
few days ago to which his death was due .
Mr. Foote was born in Tompkins county and lived for many years in
Trumansburg. He had lived in Geneva for the past five years. He is
survived by a daughter, Mrs. J. L. Marshall of Ithaca. The funeral will
be held at Trumansburg tomorrow afternoon. The burial will be in the
From "The Albany Law Journal, Volume 17." Weed, Parsons & Co.,
OBITUARY. [unknown date] (died 11 May 1878)
SAMUEL A. FOOTE.
Foote, formerly Judge of the Court of Appeals of this State, died at Geneva, N.
Y., on the 11th instant. He was born at Watertown, Conn., Dec., 19, 1790, and
after a course of academical study entered Union College, where he graduated
with distinguished honors. He at once chose the law as his profession, and
pursued his legal studies in Albany. Upon being admitted to the bar he rapidly
rose to distinction in his profession. While yet young he was elected District
Attorney of Albany county. In 1825 he moved to New York city and entered into a
law partnership with the late Judge William Kent, son of Chancellor Kent, and
subsequently became associated with Judge Henry E. Davis. After remaining in New
York city two years he moved to Geneva, where he made his home for the rest of
his life. He was actively engaged in the labors of his profession up to the last
week of his life. As a lawyer he ranked very high, and his decisions delivered
while in the Court of Appeals placed him among the foremost jurists of his time.
He was averse to politics, and did not seek official position. He was believed
at the time of his death to be the oldest lawyer in practice in the State. [page
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