"Ge" to "Gj" OBITUARIES
From Ontario County Times 21 December 1887
Miss Abby Gebart, a young lady aged 21 years, of Honeoye,
committed suicide by taking aconite on Wednesday of last week. Her two
sisters were attending the Kent-Pennell wedding at the time, and she
had expected to be present at the festivities, but for some unknown
reason changed her mind and stayed at home. Her motive for committing
the rash deed is shrouded in mystery.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 April 1904
Mrs. Derica A. Geddings, aged eighty years, died Tuesday
afternoon at the home of her sister, Mrs. Alonzo Leonard, a short
distance north of Canandaigua. She was until a short time ago a
resident of Shortsville. Death was due to erysipelas. The funeral will
be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. and the burial will be in the Quaker
cemetery in Farmington.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 December 1910
Shortsville, N. Y. - Urial Gee, a resident of Manchester village,
lost his life at the Lehigh Valley Railroad Yards, near the Manchester
station, at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Gee was employed by the
Lehigh as air-brake inspector and had just left the yard office to go
about his duties, when he was struck by a car that was being shifted
and instantly killed. He evidently did not see the approaching car, but
a fellow workman did and called to him. The man did not realize his
danger in time to get out of the way. The car struck him in the back,
threw him to the ground and passed over him. Gee was carried into the
yard office, and Coroner Daniel A. Eiseline, of Shortsville, summoned.
Later the body was taken to his home in Manchester. Mr. Gee was a son
of William and Rachel Gee, and was born near Waverly in 1867. He came
to Manchester from Waverly last March, and had recently purchased a
home in Manchester village. He leaves a wife and four children, Henry,
Anna, Flora and Sherman, all of Manchester.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 November 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - William Geiger, a well-known Canandaiguan,
died yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock at the Canandaigua Hospital,
he has been at different times of late for treatment for heart and lung
troubles. He was about 51 years old, and leaves his father, Frederick
of Elmira, and one sister, residing at Anaconda, Mont.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 11 July 1917
Geneva, N. Y., July 10 - Mrs. Elizabeth Geisler, 70 years old, wife
of John Geisler, died this afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Charles Hess, on the Butcher farm. She leaves four daughters, Mrs. Fred
Huber, of Lyons, Mrs. Charles Hess of Geneva, Mrs. Fred Druscher of
Honeoye Falls, and Mrs. Bert Woolson; and one son, John Geisler, Jr.,
of this city. Funeral will be held from the home of her daughter
Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, chaplain of
Hobart college will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 17 March 1882
Cheshire, N. Y. - The death of Bernard Gelder occurred at
the home of his son, Hudson, last Saturday morning. Funeral Monday, the
13th last. His remains were to be brought
to the Cheshire cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 15 December 1893
Hall's Corners, N. Y. - One of our older and much respected
citizens, Edward Gelder, died Monday evening, December 11, of
pneumonia. Funeral at Bellona Thursday. Mr. Gelder was of English
birth, and had been long been a resident of Seneca. A wife, one
daughter and two sons survive him. Deceased was about 73 years old.
From Naples Record 25 November 1942
The death of James B. Gelder, 66, occurred at his home on
November 20, 1942. He had been ill for several months with paralysis
caused by tumor on the brain. He was in Strong Memorial Hospital, in
Rochester, for a short time, and then was brought home, where he was
tenderly cared for by his family. James B. Gelder was the only son of
the late Robert and Phoebe Fenton Gelder. He was born on July 15 1876.
He had lived on the Sherman homestead since his marriage to Miss Lina
Sherman, on February 22, 1899. He was a loving husband and father, a
kind neighbor, and a loyal supporter of the Bristol Springs Free Church
and Sunday School. He will be greatly missed by the entire community
where he was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.
He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, Mrs. Lina Gelder, of this place;
one son, Dr. Robert Gelder, of Winthrop, N. Y.; two daughters, Mrs.
Stern Lyon, of Penn Yan, and Miss Grace Gelder, at home; one sister,
Mrs. Heber Hyde of West Webster, N. Y.; three grandchildren. We extend
our sympathy to this bereaved family in their great loss, and pray that
the God of all Comfort may be very near to them and comfort their
hearts. Services were held on Monday at 2:00 p.m. from the Bristol
Springs church, Rev. D. M. Ratcliff and Rev. C. R. Wolcott, of Naples,
officiating. Burial was made in the Coye cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 1 January 1904
Robert Gelder died at his home near Covel settlement on Monday,
Dec. 28, aged 63 years. Mr. Gelder was born in the neighboring county
of Steuben and was the youngest of the family of Bernard Gelder, who
moved to the Howard farm on the lake shore, north of Foster's Point, in
about the year 1850. There the deceased grew to manhood and followed
the occupation of farming until the year 1875, when he settled with his
wife in this town, having resided here since that time. Deceased was of
a quiet, genial disposition, universally respected by his neighbors and
beloved by his family. Mr. Gelder was one of the first to join the K.
O. T. M., when a tent was established at this place. He leaves a widow,
one son, James B., of this place; three daughters, Mrs. Alice Wood, of
Bluff Point, Yates Co.; Mrs. May Hughson of Phelps, and Mrs. Nellie
Hyde of Cheshire. The funeral was held from his late resident on
Wednesday, Rev. H. L. Howard officiating. The Maccabees attended in a
From Ontario County Journal 27 June 1884
Naples, N. Y. - Mr. John Gelsinger, one of our
elderly German residents, died Tuesday night. He was past 60 years
and had been ailing for a year.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 May 1908
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Ella Courtwright Genthner occurred
home of her mother, Mrs. Jane Courtwright. The
had been ill with consumption for several months. She was born in the
of Phelps 36 years ago and had always lived in this vicinity. A young
survives. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Windnagle
afternoon and interment will be in the Pinewood Cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 25 January 1939
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Sylvester Gentile, 67, a resident of
Pleasant street, died Monday in Memorial Hospital. Surviving are four
sons, Anthony, Samuel, Michael and Arthur; and three daughters, Mrs.
Raymond Erb, Mrs. Albert Flaig and Mrs. Carl Martino, all of
Canandaigua; also a brother, Patsy Gentile, Auburn; and a brother and
sister residing in Italy. Funeral services will be held tomorrow in St.
Mary's Church with burial in Calvary Cemetery.
From Victor Herald 18 October 1901
Charles Genung, a well-known resident of this village, died at his
home on Maple avenue, Tuesday afternoon, aged fifty-one years. Mr.
Genung had been ill for but little more than a week. He had recently
been employed in the Locke factory. He is survived by a wife and two
daughters, Mrs. George Hall and Miss Eunice Genung, both of this
village. The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the
house, the Rev. John Cline officiating. Interment at Perinton.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 September 1921
Anthony George, aged 78 years, died this morning at 9 o'clock at
his home, 54 Tillman street, after a short illness. He is survived by
two sons: Wilbur George of Tillman street and the Rev. D. A. George of
Wilkesbarre, Penn., formerly pastor of the Greek church of this city;
five daughters, Mrs. Mary Saba of Johnstown, Penn., Mrs. Martha Norman
of Wilkesbarre, Penn., Mrs. Minnie Michaels of Meyers, Mrs. Hazel
Abraham, Tillman street, and Mrs. Edna Hessney of Geneva street.
From Ontario County Journal 21 February 1913
Charles W. George, Coach street, aged 70 years, died at Memorial
Hospital on Sunday afternoon, following a serious operation performed
on Thursday. Mr. George was born in Vermont and had been a resident of
Canandaigua the past 12 years. He formerly resided at Victor. There
survive a daughter, Mrs. A. B. Sackett; and a son, Lawrence C. George
of Canandaigua; and a son, Claude A. George of Hamburg, Germany. The
funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. Sackett, on Wednesday
afternoon. Rev. E. P. Wood officiated, assisted by Rev. Livingston L.
Taylor. Interment was at Victor.
From Geneva Daily Times 31 May 1940
A committal service for the Rev. D. H. George of 26 Geneva
street was held Tuesday afternoon at St. Michael's Syrian Greek church
with burial in Glenwood. Mr. George died last Thursday and funeral
services were held in St. John's church at Worcester, Mass., with
Archbishop Samuel David of Toledo, Ohio, officiating. Survivors are his
wife; a son, Anthony; and nine daughters, Mrs. Mary Audi, Mrs. Amelia
Solomon, Mrs. Leo Norman and the Misses Louise, Victoria, Julia,
Minnie, Josephine and Lillian George.
From Geneva Gazette 21 October 1892
Mrs. Eliza, wife of Robert George, died very suddenly
of heart disease at her home on Cherry street, Geneva, Wednesday
morning. Deceased was born in England in 1823, and had lived in
Geneva thirty-seven years. She was married to Mr. George in 1848.
Her husband survives her, also three sons, Robert of Painsville,
O., William, of Geneva, and John
of Syracuse; and three daughters, Mrs. Mary Ford, of Pittsford; Lizzie
of Geneva, and Mrs. Louise Smith of Rochester.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 January
Mrs. Julia George, wife of Michael George of Jackson street, died
at 10 o'clock this morning at
the City hospital, from acute lung trouble, aged twenty-six years. She
was taken to the hospital Saturday. Besides her husband, she is
survived by three children.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 February 1911
Michael George, an Assyrian about 27 years old, died yesterday
about 9:30 o'clock at the City Hospital. He leaves a widow and two
children. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock
at St. Peter's Church. An Assyrian priest from Pittsburgh, Pa., will
officiate. Interment in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 8 April 1898
Mr. Robert George Dies Suddenly - Robert George made his home with
his son-in-law, John S. Crawford, on Cherry street. He was a
widower, aged 78 years. Last Saturday he complained of severe
pains in his chest, but he kept about the house until night, retiring
o'clock. Next morning his daughter found him breathing
laboriously and unconscious. Drs. Eddy and Rupert were quickly summoned
but he had passed beyond medical help and died
at 8 o'clock without a sign of recognition of any one at his bedside.
Mr. George was an Englishman by birth but came to this country at least
50 years ago and engaged in the nursery business. He leaves three sons
and three daughters -- William and John of this city, and Robert of
Painsville, Ohio, Mrs. John S. Ford of Pittsford, N. Y. Mrs. J. S.
Crawford and Mrs. W. W. Smith of Geneva. The funeral was held at
Mrs. Crawford's home Wednesday afternoon, Rev. A. W. Broadway,
Methodist pastor, officiating. Interment in Washington street
From Geneva Daily Times 11 October 1943
John Geraghty, 78, of 22 Carter Road, veteran Geneva nurseryman,
died at Geneva General Hospital Saturday night. Until the time of his
illness, he was actively engaged in the nursery business with his son,
Edward F. Geraghty. A native of Ireland, Geraghty came to this country
at an early age. He was a member of Geneva council, Knights of
Columbus, and of the Holy Name society of St. Francis de Sales church.
The survivors are his wife, Mrs. Margaret Gavin Geraghty; three
daughters, Miss Margaret B. Geraghty and Mrs. James E. Hefferon of
Geneva and Mrs. J. Edward Hoy of Rochester; two sons, Edward F. of
Geneva and Joseph M. of Rochester; and eight grandchildren. Services
will be at 8:30 a.m.Wednesday at the home and at 9 in St. Francis de
Sales church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Advertiser 13 October 1903
John Geraghty was the young
man who fell in a fit in Seneca street Saturday. He had
another and more severe one Sunday evening, and it resulted in the poor
fellow's death. He had been subject to these attacks
for some time, and they grew more severe until the last one. He was
formerly bar tender at Gibson's but lately has been employed at James
Higgins hotel in the same capacity.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 October 1903
John H. Geraghty, of 9 Exchange street, died at his home last
evening after an illness lasting five days. He was taken sick last
Tuesday and on Friday, although not feeling well, he walked up town. He
was overcome by weakness on Seneca street that afternoon and was taken
home. He failed rapidly and death resulted at 8:30 o'clock. Mr.
Geraghty was born in Ireland and has been a resident of this city for
seventeen years. He
was thirty-four years of age. He was well and popularly known and up
until the time of his becoming ill, he was employed at the
St. James hotel on Exchange street. He was a member of the Fraternal
Order of Eagles, The C. M. B. A. and the local Bartenders union.
Besides his widow, he is survived by two daughters, Anna May and
Margaret, and by four sisters, Mrs. Mary Sline, Mrs. James Lally and
Sarah and Winifred Geraghty, all of this city.
From Geneva Courier 17 October 1903
The funeral of John H. Geraghty, who died Sunday
night, was held from St. Francis de Sales church at nine o'clock
Tuesday and was largely attended by the many friends of the
deceased. The bearers were Owen DeVaney, Thomas Donohue, P. H.
Glen, John Finnerty, Thomas Cass and John McGraw. The requiem
mass was said by the Rev. Stephen McPadden. The floral pieces
were numerous and handsome, set pieces being presented by the Eagles,
C. M. B. A. and the Bartender's union, besides numerous bouquets.
Burial was made in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 4 May 1917
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - After a long illness, the death of Mrs. Honora Gerber occurred
on Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Timothy Toomey. Mrs. Gerber
was born in County Clare, Ireland, 80 years ago, coming to East
Bloomfield at the age of 12 years. She is survived by five daughters
and one son. Funeral services were held at St. Bridget's church on
Wednesday, Rev. P. A. Neville officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 19 February 1904
The death of John Michael Gerlinger occurred at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. Frank Vananden, on Sunday following a long illness
from asthma. The deceased became a resident of Canandaigua 18 years
ago. Previous to that he had resided at Gorham and Rochester. He was
born in Alsace, Germany, 81 years ago, and came to this country when 20
years of age. He was a hard-working, industrious citizen, commanding
the respect and trust of his acquaintances. He is survived by five
children: William Gerlinger and Mrs. M. Isenhour, Mrs. Frank Vananden
and Mrs. William Hendershot, of this village, and Mrs. Louise Whitlock
of Syracuse. The funeral was held on Wednesday morning from his late
home, Rev. Dr. J. Wallace Webb officiating. The interment was at Potter.
From Ontario County Chronicle 30 March 1904
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - Horace Gerould died Friday, March 25, aged
81 years and six months. Mr. Gerould was born in Lenox, Mass. He
married Miss Salina Barber, to them three children were born: Byron of
LeRoy, Perlie of Portland, Oregon, and Miss Ella Turner of this place.
Mrs. Gerould died at East Bloomfield. A few years later Mr. Gerould was
married to Miss Olive Griswold, to them two sons were born: Carnot of
this place, and Laverne of Canandaigua. He also leaves four sisters and
one brother. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at his late
residence, Rev. F. C. Shultis officiating. Interment at Canandaigua.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 3 January 1906
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - The sad and sudden death of Mrs. Olive
Gerould occurred at her home on Christmas morning. She was
enjoying her usual good health when she retired and was expecting to
spend Christmas away from home. The angel of death came while she slept
and she awoke in the land which is prepared for the just. Mrs. Gerould
was a noble and true friend and neighbor and has proven herself a
faithful and loving wife and mother. We only knew her to love her. She
leaves two sons, Carnot and Laverne Gerould; two step-sons, Byron of
Canandaigua and Pearly of Salem, Oregon; and one step-daughter, Mrs.
Ella Turner of this place. The funeral was held at her home on
Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. McCall of Gorham officiating. Interment at
From Ontario County Journal 6 March 1908
Naples, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Mary Getsinger, widow
of John Getsinger, took place here on Saturday. Though her home had
long been at Naples, she died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F.
Polmanteer, in Middlesex, at the age of 79. She was born in Baden,
Germany, coming to America with her husband in 1853, and to Naples in
1875. Her husband died in 1884. She was noted for her high standard of
Christian character. This daughter and four sons followed her to the
grave, Christopher, John, and Fred of Naples, and Godfrey of Norwich.
Many grandchildren and some great-grandchildren will miss her loving
presence. The last service was held at the Presbyterian church, Rev. C.
C. MacLean officiating, and the burial was in Rose Ridge cemetery.
From Phelps Citizen 30 May 1878
Frank Gibbard died of injuries received at the tile factory on the Allen's Hill road.
From Ontario County Journal 23 August 1912
Joseph Gibons, 60 years old, was found dead in the highway leading
from Hunt's Hollow to Atlanta on Saturday night under peculiar
circumstances. His home was in Hunt's Hollow in the edge of
Springwater, where he had a farm, but Naples was his business place.
With a younger man, Fred Ingraham, he came to Naples on Saturday
forenoon. He had a fondness for strong drink and during the day they
drove to Atlanta, remaining there till about dark. On the way home
after dark, coming down a steep hill, Gibons, it is believed, fell from
the buggy, but Ingraham did not notice it and drove on some distance
when he missed Gibons. He turned back and found him in the road
apparently unable to move. Ingraham thought he was intoxicated and did
not feel equal to lifting him into the buggy. So he drove back to the
home of John Gibons, son of Joseph, and told him, but John, also
believing his father was helpless because of drink, did not go to get
him. A little later a telephone message to John informed him that his
father was dead. Coroner McDowell was summoned but held no inquest. He
examined the person of Gibons and said he had died of concussion of the
brain. The body was taken to the home from which the funeral was held.
Deceased came here from Poland when a young, sturdy boy, working out
for a few years. He married Miss Sarah French, of Hunt's Hollow, who
with a daughter, Miss Mary; and the son, John, survive him. He was a
kind-hearted, neighborly man, and honest in his dealings. His one
weakness has been mentioned. His daughter began early to fit herself
for life's work and is now a teacher of note, and has also accumulated
considerable property. She is highly esteemed as is also the widow.
From Geneva Gazette 27 November 1863
B. Gibson, Esq., one of the oldest residents and most prominent
business men of Canandaigua, died in that village on Friday evening
last, aged 80 years. He was universally respected, and his
funeral was largely attended by the principal citizens of Canandaigua
and many of his friends from abroad.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 April 1902
Miss Isabelle Gibson died at the family residence in the Town of
Seneca, at 7 o'clock last night, aged 54 years. The cause of death was
congestion of the brain. The deceased is survived by two brothers
and four sisters. The funeral takes place from
Seneca Presbyterian church at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon.
Interment will be in Number Nine cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 23 October 1908
Richard Rosewarn Gibson died at Rochester on Wednesday afternoon
and the remains were brought to Canandaigua last evening and funeral
services will be held at the Curtice undertaking rooms this afternoon
at 2 o'clock. Mr. Gibson was a native of Canandaigua, a son of the late
John Gibson, and lived here the principal part of his life. He leaves a
widow, a son, Edward Gibson, and a daughter, Mrs. Charles F. Maggs,
both of Rochester, besides one sister, Mrs. B. F. Lapham, living at
LaPorte, Ind. He was about 67 years of age.
From Geneva Daily Times 31 March 1904
Thomas Gibson died yesterday afternoon
at his home in the town of Seneca, aged forty-five. The deceased was
born in Ireland and came to this country and section in his youth.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary Gibson, a brother and a
sister, all of the town of Seneca. The funeral will take place at
2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the Seneca Presbyterian church,
Rev. A. B. Temple officiating. Burial will be in the Number Nine
From Geneva Daily Times 29 July 1924
The funeral of William Gibson, who died yesterday at the
home of his son, Evan M. Gibson, 43 Genesee Street, will be held from
the residence tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Rev. Alexander
Thompson, pastor of the North Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial
will be in Glenwood cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 25 March 1898
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Died, on Wednesday, at 3 o'clock a.m., at
his residence on Crane street, Albert Giddings. A short time
ago Mr. Giddings was taken ill with a sharp attack of typhoid
pneumonia, which finally caused his death. The deceased was a young man
and had been for many years in the employ of H. S. Bundy. He is
survived by a wife and child.
From Ontario County Chronicle 13 April 1904
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Doerica Ann Giddings, for twenty years a
residence of Shortsville, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Alonzo
Leonard, near Canandaigua, on Tuesday, April 5, aged 80 years. She is
survived by three sisters, Mrs. Harriet Johnson of Batavia; Mrs. D. F.
Hall of Canandaigua; and one brother, William W. Latting of Farmington.
The funeral was held at 11 a.m. on Friday morning, Dr. J. Wallace Webb
of Canandaigua officiating, and the burial was in the South Quaker
From Clifton Springs Press 28 December 1916
At an early hour on Saturday morning, at the family home in Church street, occurred the death of Mrs. Emma Symons Giddings, aged
76 years. She was born in England, where her early life was spent.
After coming to this country, she soon removed to this locality, where
she had been a resident for a long term of years. She is survived by
four children, three daughters, Mrs. William Welsher of Stanley; the
Misses Emma and Jennie Giddings; and one son, George Giddings, all of
this village. The funeral services were held at the home on Tuesday
afternoon, conducted by Rev. Dr. A. B. Richardson, chaplain at the
Sanitarium. Interment was made in the Clifton Springs cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 October 1928
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - George H. Giddings, 60, for forty years a
resident of this village, committed suicide by hanging late Monday
afternoon. There was no one at home at the time of the suicide. The
body was found hanging in the woodshed by his brother-in-law, Willis
Cooper, who with Mrs. Cooper have made their home with Mr. Giddings for
the past two years since the death of another sister. Mr. Giddings, who
had been in poor health since last May, appeared much improved for the
past two weeks, although Mr. Cooper said that he had appeared rather
nervous of late but entirely rational. He is survived by two sisters,
Mrs. William Welcher of Stanley and Mrs. Willis Cooper of this village.
The funeral will be held from his late home on Wells street Thursday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Harry Stubbs of the Methodist church
will officiate. Interment will be in Clifton Springs Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 April 1909
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Yesterday afternoon at the family
residence on upper East Main street, after an illness of several
months, occurred the death of Mrs. Sarah Giddings, aged 33
years. Although her death was not entirely unlooked for, as she had
been in failing health for several weeks, it was a great shock to her
family and large circle of friends. Mrs. Giddings had been a resident
of this village during the past sixteen years, the last five of which
had been spent in the home in which she died. The funeral services will
be held from the late home tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. P. H.
Reigel, pastor of the deceased, will officiate, and interment will be
made in the family lot in the cemetery on Pearl street. The deceased is
survived by a son, Howard, aged 12 years, two sisters, Misses Agnes and Fanny
Stevely, and three brothers, George, Thomas and Hugh Stevely, all of
From Geneva Daily Times 24 July 1906
Phelps, N. Y. - Alansan Gifford, age 88 years, died early
yesterday morning. He had been a resident of this place for
the past five years. Mr. Gifford leaves a widow and two sons, B. L.
Gifford of West Bay City, Mich., and Edward Gifford of Brooklyn. He was
a member of the Seventh Day Adventists society and the funeral services
will be conducted by Elder H. W. Carr who is here conducting a series
gospel meetings in the interests of the Adventists.
From Ontario County Journal 13 October 1911
At Oak Mount sanitarium on Friday, occurred the death of Dayton Gifford, formerly
of this village, lately a resident of Syracuse. Deceased was 38 years
of age and is survived by a daughter, Velma, aged 10 years; five
sisters, Mrs. John Sanford of Gorham township, Mrs. S. G. Bates of
Syracuse, Mrs. M. S. Eldon of Williamsport, Pa., Mrs. E. D. Spangle and
Mrs. O. J. Cooley, and one brother, N. J. Gifford, of this village.
Burial took place in Woodlawn Sunday afternoon.
From Ontario County Journal 8 October 1897
Phelps, N. Y. - Emmons H. Gifford, one of the most prominent
citizens and farmers of this town, died of consumption at his home
about one mile northeast of the village on Tuesday night, aged 73
years. The deceased had been sick for the past two years but was able
to be out and transact business up to the day before his death. A wife,
one son, L. E. Gifford, and a daughter, Mrs. Chas. Peck, survive;
besides two brothers and a sister. The funeral services will be held
from the residence tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. M. Shaw will
officiate. Interment will be made in the family plot in the Phelps
From Geneva Daily Times 22 August 1908
Phelps, N. Y. - Jesse H. Gifford, a former resident of Phelps,
died at his home in New York City Thursday. Mr. Gifford was born in
Saratoga and came to Phelps at an early age. He left this village about
35 years ago and since then has lived in New York. He was 74 years of
age. His survivors are his widow, two sisters, Mrs. A. D. Miller and
Miss Louise Gifford of Phelps and a brother, Charles H. Gifford of New
York. The remains will be brought to Phelps Sunday morning and interred
at the Phelps cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 22 April 1903
Mrs. Mary Gifford, formerly of Canandaigua, who died at Rochester,
Friday, was buried in this village Monday morning. The funeral was held
from the undertaking establishment of Gillett & Kennedy, Rev. J. W.
Webb, of the M. E. Church, officiating. Deceased was aged about 67
years. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charles Keene and Mrs.
Alonzo Mabbett, both of Rochester, and three sons, Douglass Gifford of
California, George Gifford of Chicago, and Chas. Gifford of Canandaigua.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 22 August 1906
Friday last at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. D. Spangle,
street, with whom she resided, the death occurred of Mrs. Mary Jane
Gifford, widow of Levi Gifford, aged seventy-one years and eleven
months. Mrs. Gifford was born in Amsterdam, New York, September 17,
1834. and came to this section about sixty years ago. She is survived
by five daughters, Mrs. John P. Sanford of Rushville; Mrs. O. J. Cooley
of Canandaigua, Mrs. S. G. Bates of Syracuse; Mrs. E. D. Spangle of
Canandaigua; and Mrs. M. S. Eldon of Bayonne, N. J.; two sons, N. J.
and D. D. Gifford of this place; a step-daughter, Mrs. John Douglass of
Troy, N. Y.; one brother, David Dayton Gifford of Honolulu, Sandwich
Islands and thirteen grandchildren. Mrs. Gifford has been in ill health
with nervous complaint for some time and her death was not unexpected.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at three o'clock from the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Spangle, Rev. Ward Mosher officiating and interment was in Woodlawn cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 20 May 1915
The death of Mrs. Mina Gifford, wife of Joseph Gifford,
occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pierson VanOrman, near Port
Gibson, on Friday
last. She had been ill for several months, and her demise was
cancer. Her age was 54 years. Mrs. Gifford resided in the Parlor
several years and during the latter part of last year she removed to
home of her daughter. She was taken to a Canandaigua hospital last
September, where she submitted to an operation. The survivors are her
husband, two daughters, Mrs. Van Orman and Mrs Merton Chalker, the
latter residing at Clyde; also two sons, Orrin Gifford of this village,
and Everett Gifford. The funeral will be held from the VanOrman home on
Sunday afternoon and the remains were buried in the family plot in the
cemetery at Fairville.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 June 1907
Phelps, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Minervia N. Gifford, who
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Corwin, on West
Main street, was held Sunday morning. The services were conducted by
Rev. E. L. Waldorf of Clyde, a former pastor of the Phelps Methodist
church and the remains were taken to Lyons for burial. Mrs. Gifford was
born in Saratoga and had lived in Phelps for the past sixteen years.
was 83 years of age.
From Ontario County Journal 22 June 1900
The death of Nathaniel A. Gifford occurred at his home a few
miles northeast of this village on Friday. The deceased was 73 years of
age. He had been an invalid for many months, having suffered a
paralytic stroke, and the recurrence of the stroke caused his death. He
is survived by his wife, three sons, Charles, Dudley and George; two
daughters, Mrs. Charles Keene and Mrs. A. L. Mabbitt, both of
Rochester; and an aged brother, Ira Gifford of Troy. The funeral was
held from his late home on Monday afternoon. The services were
conducted by Rev. J. Wallace Webb, D. D.
From Ontario County Journal 9 February 1912
Nathaniel J. Gifford died at his home on Bristol street early
Wednesday morning, following a long illness from pneumonia. Deceased
was 45 years of age and had always lived here. He was at one time
commissioner of highways in this town. He is survived by his wife and
five children, Ruth, Rachael, Levi, Evelyn and Jane, all of whom reside
at home. There also survive five sisters: Mrs. Samuel J. Bates, of
Syracuse; Mrs. E. M. Eiden of Williamsport, Pa.; Mrs. John Sanford, of
the east lake shore; Mrs. O. J. Cooley and Mrs. E. D. Spangle of this
place. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. DeWitt S. Hooker at
the home this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 9 June 1869
Phelps, N. Y. - We gave last week the facts of the accident that
befell Mr. Nelson Gifford, of this town, but as death
has occurred since, we refer to it again. On Wednesday morning, May
26th, Mr. Gifford and his son, S. E. Gifford, were repairing a fence
on his farm and were, at the time of the fatal accident, engaged in
driving a stake into the ground with a beetle, and while in the act of
swinging the beetle to make the last stroke, the same slipped from the
handle, striking the father on the head with so great a force as to
and stupify him from which he never recovered. About two hours after
accident, he spoke a few words and then passed into a stupor with his
eyes closed and one side of his body paralyzed, and thus in a state of
unconsciousness lingered until Saturday evening, just at sunset, when
death relieved his sufferings. His funeral took place on Monday
afternoon at 3 o'clock, and was largely attended, the Revs. Bayless and
Van Alstyne of this village, officiating thereat. Mr. Gifford was
seventy years of age, and gave promise of living several years. He has
resided in this town, three miles north of this village, about ten
years, coming from Lyons here, and is the
father of J. T. Gifford, grocer, of this place. Phelps Citizen
From Geneva Daily Times 21 October 1909
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Pamelia Gifford occurred
home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Peck,
south of Phelps. The deceased had been ill for some time, paralysis
being the direct cause of death. Mrs. Gifford was 80 years of age. She
was the widow of the late Emmons Gifford and had lived in the Town of
Phelps for a number of years. Near surviving relatives are two sisters,
Mrs. Myron Odell of Norfolk, Va., and Mrs. Joseph Spier of Phelps; one
brother, George Curtis of Hilton, and her daughter, Mrs. Charles Peck.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 1 August 1924
Geneva, July 31 - Mrs. Christina Gigliotte, 70 years old, died at
her house, No. 15 Angelo street, yesterday. Surviving are four sons,
Angelo of Niagara Falls, Joseph, Samuel and Peter Giglotte of Geneva;
and one daughter, Mrs. Camile Franxia. Funeral services will be held
from St. Francis de Sales Church at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Interment will be made in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 March 1945
Mrs. Rachel Gigliotti, widow of the late Gaetano Gigliotti, died
yesterday afternoon at the home of her son, Sergeant Antonio Gigliotti,
284 Castle street, after a short illness. Besides her son, she is
survived by two brothers, Carmen Bruno of Geneva and Bernard Bruno of
Italy; eight grandchildren, three of whom are now serving in the U. S.
Army in Germany; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and
nephews. The funeral is to be held Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock
from the home and at 9 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales Church.
Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 5 March 1909
Yesterday afternoon from the undertaking rooms of Ahrens &
Breen was held the funeral of Mrs. Ellen Gilbert, widow of
James Gilbert. Her death occurred at her home on the Buffalo road and
was caused by pneumonia. Mrs. Gilbert was born in Scotland 70 years ago
and came to this country when six years of age. She leaves one son,
Charles Gilbert, and a sister, Mrs. John Hoff, of Rochester. She was a
member of St. John's church and Rev. H. L. Gaylord officiated at the
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 30 November 1892
Mrs. Enos Gilbert died at her home in Victor Sunday, after a
lingering illness, at the age of 70 years. She leaves a husband and one
daughter, Mrs. Frank Gallup. The funeral services will be held from her
home this afternoon, Rev. Charles W. Frost of the Presbyterian church
From Victor Herald 6 October 1916
On Wednesday morning, October 4th, occurred the death of Francis A. Gilbert, after
a lingering illness, at the home of his son, A. W. Gilbert, in
Washington Street, Canandaigua. Mr. Gilbert was 88 years of age, and
had resided with his son for many years. A. W. Gilbert was once engaged
in the jewelry business in Victor, going from here to Canandaigua. His
father was with him often during his residence here, and may be
remembered by Victor residents. The deceased was the grandfather of
Mrs. R. C. Emery of this village. Funeral services were held from the
Gilbert home Thursday morning, the Rev. Charles M. Eddy, pastor of the
Methodist church of Canandaigua, officiating. Interment was made in
Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Journal 16 May 1913
Bristol, N. Y. - The death of George Gilbert, which
was noted last week, occurred at his home on Wednesday night. Six years
ago he suffered a stroke, since which he had been partially paralyzed.
Although able to be about, he had required daily care and assistance.
Two weeks ago he had another stroke, which paralyzed the throat. He was
the only son of John and Victoria Gilbert, and was born in Bristol 54
years ago. He lived his whole life here. He was married to Anna Reed of
Richmond on December 26, 1887. Four sons were born to them, John B.,
Frank, Harry and Leighton, all of whom, with his wife, mother and one
sister, Mrs. Leighton Pierce, of Canandaigua, survive. In his health,
he was a kind and loving husband and father. The funeral, which was in
charge of Camp of Modern Woodmen, of which he and two of his sons were
members, was held from the Universalist church on Saturday afternoon,
Rev. J. L. Wolbach officiating. Burial was in Evergreen cemetery.
Geneva Gazette 29 December 1893
From the Naples Record, Dec 27
Mrs. Harriet Gilbert died suddenly at her home
on Mechanic street at 2 a.m. Tuesday. The report was a shock to
everyone. She had complained of not feeling well the day before
but had been quite active and assisted in preparing dinner. In
the afternoon she felt worse and a physician was called who did not
consider her very ill. Soon after midnight alarming symptoms
appeared, and while her daughter went out to summon help, she died.
Pneumonia had set in but evidently there was heart disease also.
The deceased was 67 years of age. She was the widow of William L.
Gilbert, whose home was in Geneva and who died there nearly two years
ago. As her girlhood was spent in Naples and a sister, Mrs. E. S.
Lee, and daughter, Mrs. W. L. Pottle, resided here,
she, with her youngest daughter, Miss Louise, came here to live.
One other daughter, Mrs. Lillie Gordon, resides in Minneapolis.
The remains of Mrs. Gilbert were brought to Geneva and buried today by
the side of her deceased husband.
From Ontario County Journal 12 February 1909
Isabelle Hamilton Gilbert
Honeoye, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Edwin W. Gilbert occurred
at her home in this village on Monday morning, after a painful illness
of several months' duration. She had been in failing health for the
past two years. Since November she had been confined to her bed and had
been a patient sufferer during all that time. Isabelle Hamilton was
born in the town of Richmond on July 17, 1845. She was a daughter of
Laura Belle Moore and Leonard Hamilton and in this town she had lived
her life. Thirty-six years ago she was united in marriage to Edwin W.
Gilbert, also of this town, and their home had since been in the
village of Honeoye. She had been for many years a member of the
Congregational church and her beautiful Christian character was always
manifest, particularly in her home, where she was ever a devoted wife
and loving mother. Her untiring devotion to her invalid brother has
borne tribute to this character. She was a musician of ability, having
in her girlhood graduated from a Rochester academy. Hers was a life one
might well strive to follow and its influence will long be felt in the
community where it was spent. She is survived by her husband, Edwin W.
Gilbert; two sons, Edwin W. Gilbert, Jr. and Leonard Gilbert; two
grandchildren, Madeline and Edwin Gilbert; and three brothers, Othello
H. Hamilton, Clinton Hamilton and David Hamilton, who has been for the
past 30 years a helpless cripple from rheumatism, and who, since the
death of an older sister about 20 years ago, has resided with Mrs.
Gilbert. The funeral was held from her late home yesterday afternoon,
Rev. Dr. Arthur C. Dill officiating, with interment in the family lot
in Lakeview cemetery. They sympathy of the entire community goes out to
the bereaved family and particularly to the invalid brother, whose
heavy burden she has so willingly tried to share.
From Ontario County Journal 16 March 1894
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral services of James
Gilbert, who died on Friday last, were held at the house on
Monday, the Rev. E. J. Gwynne, officiating. Interment at Canandaigua.
The deceased was 64 years of age.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 February 1904
Shortsville, N. Y., Feb. 5 - Jeffrey Gilbert died today of heart
disease at his home, three miles north of the village of Manchester,
aged seventy-four years. He was
born in England, and came to this country in 1871 locating on the
Purdy farm, where he lived until 1878, when he moved onto the farm
where he has since lived. Two sons, John W. Gilbert of Long Island,
and Joseph Gilbert of Newark, N. Y., and one daughter, Mrs. Ezra G.
Smith, of Manchester, survive him. The funeral will be held from
his late home Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. Charles Eddy, pastor
of Manchester Methodist church of which Mr. Gilbert was a member,
officiating. Interment will be at Brookside cemetery in Shortsville.
From Ontario County Journal 25 August 1893
Bristol, N. Y. - John Q. Gilbert, a respected citizen of Bristol,
died Thursday, Aug. 17, aged 64 years. The funeral was held from the
church Saturday, Rev. Mr. Orelup preaching from the text, "Things that
are seen are temporal; things that are unseen are eternal."
From Ontario County Chronicle 7 December 1904
Honeoye, N. Y. - Wednesday morning, Nov. 30, Joseph Gilbert died
an illness of eleven weeks, aged 83 years and 11
months. He was born in the town of Richmond and was the oldest son of
Luman Gilbert and Eliza Ashley. Mr. Gilbert passed the most of his life
on his farm on the west side of the lake. When he commenced to feel the
weight of years he moved into the village. About three years ago his
wife, Mary Robinson, died, leaving him alone, as they were childless.
During his last illness he was kindly cared for by his nephew, Charles
Gilbert and wife, and his nieces, Mrs. Chester Daniels and Mrs. Geo
Brown. Besides these, Mr. Gilbert leaves one half-brother and some
nephews and nieces in Michigan. By the death of Mr. Gilbert, Honeoye
loses one of her oldest and valued citizens.
From Ontario County Journal 5 November 1909
Honeoye, N. Y. - On Oct. 31, the residents of this village were
horrified when the report became circulated that Leonard Gilbert had
Only to his family and a few friends was
it known that his mind had become affected. Leonard Gilbert was born in
Honeoye 30 years ago, the son of Edwin W. Gilbert and Belle Hamilton
Gilbert. He was educated at the Honeoye High school and at Geneseo
Normal. After his graduation he taught in a High school near New York
City for one year. At the expiration of this time, his father, being in
poor health, he returned and entered into business with him. Always of
a genial, courteous disposition, he was a universal favorite in the
store, in the town and in society. Deceased is survived by his father,
one brother, also an uncle and cousin who are members of the immediate
family. The funeral was held on Saturday, Rev. A. C. Dill officiating.
The services at Lakeview cemetery were in charge of the masonic lodge
of which he was a member.
From Ontario County Journal 24 February 1911
Naples, N. Y. - Luman Gilbert, almost a lifelong citizen of
Honeoye, until four years ago, when he came to Naples to reside with
his daughter, Mrs. Chester H. Daniels, died on Feb. 19, at her home, at
the age of 87. His death was chiefly attributable to old age. He used
to back to his fine productive farm each summer. he was a substantial
and honored citizen of his town and never felt quite contented with any
other home. His wife died there several years ago. He leaves, besides
this daughter, Mrs. Daniels, a daughter, Mrs. George Brown of Detroit,
Mich.; and a son, Charles, of Honeoye. All were present at the funeral
held here on Wednesday morning, but the burial was at Honeoye. Dr. J.
H. France officiated at the funeral.
From Ontario County Journal 18 April 1913
The death of Matthew Gilbert, aged 87 years, occurred at his
home on Granger street on Friday night. He leaves two daughters, Miss
Effie Gilbert of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Jennie Stewart of Atlantic City;
two sisters, Mrs. Richard Brewe of Milwaukee, Wis., and Miss Annie
Gilbert of Chicago, Ill.; and one brother, Henry Gilbert of Oregon
City, Ore. Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord officiated at the funeral services
on Monday. Interment was in West Avenue cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 July 1907
Mrs. Maurice J. Gilbert, widow of the late Captain M. J.
Gilbert, died yesterday at the home of her son in Yonkers. Mr. and Mrs.
Gilbert were well-known in this city, having lived here for about
thirty years on
High street. The Captain was formerly steward at the Willard asylum. He
died October 25, 1901. The remains of Mrs. Gilbert will be brought to
city Saturday morning at 7:03 o'clock and taken to the undertaking
of P. Lerch. Burial service will be held at 10 o'clock at Glenwood
Rev. C. M. Sills, rector of Trinity church, will officiate.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 July 1907
The funeral of Mrs. Martha B. Gilbert, widow of the late
Morris J. Gilbert, will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock and
will be in Glenwood Cemetery. The deceased died Wednesday at her late
home in Yonkers. The body will be brought to this city tomorrow morning
at 7:03 o'clock and taken to the undertaking rooms of Percy Lerch. The
survivors are two sons, Rev. William M., rector of St. Paul's church in
Yonkers, and John Parke and Miss Martha E. Gilbert of Yonkers.
From Ontario County Journal 4 May 1888
Naples, N. Y. - On Sunday afternoon Mrs. Minerva Gilbert, aged
the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Getsinger,
where she died.
From Ontario County Journal 19 May 1911
The death of Mrs. Sarah Gilbert, wife of Matthew Gilbert,
occurred at her home on Granger street last Thursday evening, aged 82
years. Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Julia
Stewart of Atlantic City, and Miss Effie Gilbert of Canandaigua. Rev.
Herbert L. Gaylord officiated at the funeral services on Sunday
afternoon. Burial was at West Avenue cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 3 December 1915
Bristol, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Victoria Gilbert, aged 78
years, occurred at her home last Monday afternoon. She had been in
failing health for some time but death was caused by an infection of
the foot, which had been about three weeks. Mrs. Gilbert was born in
Canada, one of 11 children of Gregory and Amelia Insse. She was married
to John Gilbert, who died about 15 years ago. Two children were born to
them, one of whom, Mrs. Leighton Pierce of Canandaigua, survives. She
is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Anna Gilbert, with whom
she lived, and who has cared for her through her declining years and
recent illness. There are grandsons and one great-granddaughter; one
brother, Boswell Insse, of this place; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Seward
of Honeoye, who survive. When well, Mrs. Gilbert was a regular
attendant at the Universalist church. The funeral was held from her
late home on Wednesday afternoon with burial in Evergreen cemetery.
Rev. Flower officiated.
From Geneva Gazette 6 March 1874
Wright Gilbert of Victor was instantly killed on Saturday last.
The particulars of the shocking affair, as we are informed, are
substantially as follows: He was chopping in the woods, on the
premises of Porter Rawson,
and had cut a tree which lodged against another one. He
proceeded to cut the second one, and while engaged with that, the first
one fell, a limb striking him upon the back of the head and neck,
crushing his skull and killing him instantly.
From Geneva Gazette 29 September 1899
MRS. HARRIET T. GILES, widow of the late Rev. H. T. Giles, who has
resided in Geneva for the past sixteen years, died at her home on
Washington street last Monday. She was a lifelong member of the
Methodist Episcopal Church; is survived by two brothers and four
sisters, of whom but one is a resident of Geneva -- Mrs. Mary G.
Sackett. She was buried in Glenwood on Wednesday after a funeral
service conducted at the house by Rev. A. W. Broadway.
From Ontario County Journal 2 May 1913
While doing repair work at the home of Spencer J. Sutherland, West Gibson street, on Tuesday morning, William J. Gilfoil, an
expert mason, aged 62 years, dropped dead from apoplexy. Mr. Gilfoil
was working in the hall and at the same time visiting with Mr.
Sutherland, who was sitting on the stairs, when he suddenly staggered
and expired in Mr. Sutherland's arms. The body was removed to his home
at 34 Greig terrace, after Dr. H. C. Buell, who was called, pronounced
death instantaneous. There survive his wife, Mrs. Ellen Gilfoil; two
sons, William J. of Canandaigua, and Frederick of Rochester; two
sisters, Miss Margaret Gilfoil of Rochester, and Mrs. Cora VanDeren of
Geneva; five brothers, James and Joseph of Rochester, John of Palmyra
and Alexander and Charles of Canandaigua. The funeral services will be
held at St. Mary's church this morning at 9 o'clock. Interment will be
made at Calvary cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 1 December 1899
Mrs. William Gillam (colored) died at her home No. 12 Washington
st., on the 24th ult., aged 44 years. The funeral took place last
Monday afternoon with services at Trinity Church, interment in Glenwood.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 July 1907
William B. Gillam, aged 63 years, died at 6:45 o'clock this
morning at the Geneva City Hospital. Death was due to Bright's disease.
The remains were taken to the undertaking rooms of DeVaney &
Fletcher. He is survived by six daughters.
From Shortsville Enterprise 7 November 1935
Carl Gilles died last Thursday morning at his home in Main street,
Manchester. His age was 72 years. Besides his wife, Lena, he is
survived by four daughters, Mrs. Glenn Cook and Mrs. William Dibble of
Palmyra, Miss Margaret Gilles of Manchester and Mrs Julius Wulfrank of
Farmington; two sons, Charles and Peter Gilles of Manchester; and two
sisters, Mrs. Phoebe Norsen of Verona Station and Mrs. Edward Vail of
Ontario. Mr. Gilles was born in Holland on July 14, 1864, and came to
this country 25 years ago. Since that time he had been engaged in
farming. He was married 44 years ago to Miss Lena Tollner. Funeral
services were held from St. Dominic's Church, Shortsville, on Saturday
morning, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. John E. Napier. Interment
was made in St. Rose cemetery, west of Shortsville.
From Geneva Gazette 10 October 1884
Mrs. Ann Gillett, whose death is today chronicled, had for her
first husband Mr. William Alcock, to whom she bore eleven children, of
whom however but four survive, Charles being the youngest. After
several years of widowhood, she married her deceased sister's husband,
whom she survived about six years. In the relations of wife, mother,
neighbor and friend, she illustrated all womanly virtues, and has a
blessed place in the memory of children and acquaintances.
From Ontario County Chronicle 25 February 1903
Amos Hungerford Gillett, the oldest active business man in
Canandaigua, and the senior member of the firm of Gillett &
Kennedy, furniture dealers, died at his home, Upper Main street, Monday
forenoon, aged almost 74 years. Several months ago he suffered a stroke
of paralysis, which finally caused his death. He had been confined to
his bed for several weeks. He was born at Prattsburg, Steuben county,
March 16, 1829, and for sixteen years lived the life of a farmer boy.
Soon after the death of his father, he left the farm and engaged in
business as a clerk in a leading establishment in Prattsburg. Later he
moved to Canandaigua and entered the employ of John C. Draper, then a
leading dry goods merchant. He finally embarked in a partnership with
William H. Hubbell and the firm of Gillett & Hubbell was long known
for miles around. In 1882 the firm dissolved by Mr. Gillett's
withdrawal, and he went to Rushville, where he conducted a dry goods
establishment for seven years.
At the expiration of that time failing health caused his retirement for
about a year and a half and in the meantime he removed back to
Canandaigua, purchasing the old Taylor residence on the corner of Main
and West Gibson streets, where he died. He embarked in the furniture
business with Grant M. Kennedy. He is survived by a widow. The funeral
will be held from his late home tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
From Shortsville Enterprise 11 August 1937
Local people were deeply shocked to learn of the sudden and unexpected death of Mrs. Bertha Seymour
Gillett, wife of Edgar D. Gillett and a former resident of Shortsville,
which occurred at her home on the Bristol road Saturday evening. Mrs.
Gillett had attended a Rebekah picnic at Seneca Lake Park, Geneva,
during the afternoon, and on her return home that evening, she went to a
physician's office where she submitted to an inoculation for hay fever.
It is believed that this occasioned a heart attack. Mrs. Gillett was
born in Jackson, Mich.,
daughter of William and Emma Park Seymour. A large part of her life had
been passed in and around Canandaigua, and a number of years ago, she
and her mother made their home in Shortsville, where she was employed in
the Henry O. Baker restaurant.
She was an active member of the Canandaigua Rebekah Lodge and of the
Past Noble Grands Association, a past district deputy and member of the
Ontario District Past Noble Grands Association. She was also a member of
the Canandaigua Congregational church and a member and past president
of the Elizabeth Wright Hamlin Class connected with that church. The
only near survivors are her husband and one son, Wayne Gillett, living
at home. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon from her late
home, the Rev. Charles D. St. John, pastor of the Congregational church,
officiating. Burial was made in Woodlawn, Canandaigua. Assisting at the
services were members of the Rebekah organizations.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 November 1908
Naples, N. Y. - Joel T. Gillett, a farmer living three miles south
of this village, was found dead in his barn yesterday morning, hanging
by a rope to the beam. He seemed in his usual mood as he left the house
to do the barn chores, but evidently proceeded without delay to
accomplish his purpose. Mr. Gillett was 76 years old, and was one of
many children of the late Seymour Gillett, a prosperous farmer of that
neighborhood. Of these children, only two remain, William Gillett and
Mrs. Horace French of Naples. The deceased had been twice married, and
leaves six children by the first wife and one son by his second wife.
One son, J. Willis Gillett, resides in Rochester. Mental depression
probably led to this act.
From Ontario County Journal 24 February 1905
Naples, N. Y. - On Feb. 16, Milo Gillett died quite suddenly
as the result of a paralytic stroke. He was 68 years old, had retired
from active life as a farmer and was living with his son, Seymour. He
was one of the large family of the late Seymour Gillett, of which now
two brothers, Joel T. and William; and two sisters, Mrs. Louisa
Polmanteer and Mrs. Betsey French, all of Naples, are living. Mr.
Gillett leaves two sons, Seymour and George, of Naples.
From Ontario Messenger 20 October 1858
Mr. Seymour A. Gillett, a farmer of Naples, was killed by a
ferocious bull, on the 8th inst. Going to his field after a pair of
oxen, he was attacked, and from appearance, after a hard fight, he was
gored and mangled in a horrid manner. His long absence caused a search
to be made; the bull was observed to make unusual demonstrations and
had to be shot in order to search the field. Mr. Gillett was found dead
and so disfigured as to be barely recognizable.
From Ontario County Journal 11 October 1889
Naples, N. Y. - The death of Seymour Gillett removes
the oldest person in the town of Naples, he having reached the age of
93 years, lacking one day. He had been a resident of Naples 53 years
and was a substantial, respected citizen. He was a strong Democrat and
never failed to be at the polls until this last spring. He was a
resident of Canandaigua when a boy and has relatives there. A large
number gathered at his funeral, which was held at the little country
church near his residence, and in the yard adjoining his remains were
From Ontario County Journal 24 October 1913
Naples, N. Y. - Seymour Gillett, a man past 50 years old, put
an end to his life by hanging himself in a barn last week Friday. He
had brought his sons to school in town from their home two miles out on
the Garlinghouse road, and instead of returning home, he stayed in town
some time, and when the boys wanted to go home, he could not be found.
Search was made in the town and in Atlanta. The horse had been left in
the barn of a relative. At last one of the boys went to the barn, and
making a search, found the body hanging with life extinct. Coroner
McDowell was summoned, but no evidence seemed necessary. Mr. Gillett
had not been well for some time. He was a good farmer, and doing well;
the grandson of the wealthy Seymour Gillett, of last generation, and
the son of Milo Gillett. He leaves a wife, who was Miss Anna Wright;
two sons and a daughter, of school age; also a brother, George Gillett,
a prominent plumber of Naples; an uncle, William Gillett, a merchant
here. An uncle, Joel Gillett, met with a similar death some years ago.
Deceased was a member of John Hodge lodge, F. & A. M., and was
buried under its auspices. The funeral was held at the farm home on
Sunday, Rev. J. A. Chamberlayne, of the Methodist church, officiating.
The burial was at North Cohocton, the resting place of his wife.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 4 May 1926
Stanley, May 3 - William P. Gillett, 65,
died Sunday morning at his home in Ferguson's Corners. He leaves a
wife, two sons Howard at home, and Charles of Penn Yan; three daughters,
Mrs. Carrie Melious and Mrs. Jay Melious of Stanley, and Gladys at
home; a brother, Marion Gillett of Hall. Funeral from the home at 2
o'clock Wednesday afternoon, Rev. G. N. White of the Gorham Baptist
church, officiating. Burial in Little Church Cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 14 May 1914
Mrs. Harriet McCauley Gillette, a native of Manchester township,
died at her home in Canandaigua last Friday afternoon, after a long
illness with Bright's disease. Her age was over 70 years, and she had
made her home in Canandaigua nearly all her life. Three sisters and two
brothers survive. Burial was made in that city on Monday afternoon.
Geneva Gazette 23 January 1891
The gallant 126th N. Y. V. mourn the loss of another brave comrade.
Horace Gillette of Naples, a member of Company D.,
died on the 20th inst. He was a bachelor and well-to-do farmer,
aged 56 years.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 September 1910
Canandaigua, N. Y. - John Gillette, for half a century a
prominent member of the Canandaigua Bar, died yesterday from the
effects of a stroke of apoplexy last Tuesday at his home in Howell
street. He was born in Palmyra in November, 1834. After graduation from
the Palmyra Classical Union school he entered the law office of
Alderich & McLouth at that place and in 1863 was admitted to the
bar. He immediately commenced practice in Canandaigua. For a number of
years he had an enviable record as a public speaker, but during the
past few years he devoted himself exclusively to his extensive
practice. He was attorney for a number of corporations and had a high
standing among the members of his profession in the state. He leaves a
widow who was Miss Harriet Jarvis of Palmyra; a son, George Gillette, a
prominent Columbus, Ohio, attorney; and a daughter, Mrs. Margaret
Burnett, widow of Jean Larue Burnett. The funeral will be held from the
residence tomorrow at 4 o'clock.
From Penn Yan Democrat June 1 1934
At her home in Rushville, Thursday, May 24, Mrs. Mabel Olmstead Gillette, 80.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs.Vernon Lafler of Potter; three
sons, William O. and Frank W. of Rushville and Clifford C. Gillette, of
Chicago, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Charles Foster, of Helena, Mont.; and
two brothers, Lewis Olmstead, of Hammondsport and Frank Olmstead of
Cheshire. The funeral services were held from the home on Sunday
From Shortsville Enterprise 1 March 1912
The death of Christopher Gilligan, one of the best-known
residents of Manchester village, occurred at the Memorial hospital,
Canandaigua, on Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock. His demise followed an
operation which he underwent on Monday. He was removed to the hospital
the previous Friday suffering from liver trouble. The operation was
performed by Dr. Mulligan of Rochester. He had been in poor health for
several years and for the past three months had been ailing rapidly.
Christopher Gilligan was born in Garbuttsville, this State, 64 years
ago. When he attained the age of 15 years he left his birthplace and
went to the oil fields in Allegany county. He later became a promoter
and well-driller and was actively engaged in that business for about 30
years. At about the time of the oil excitement at Franklin and Oil
City, Pa., in 1862, he was one of the first into the field, going to
the former place. Mr. Gilligan was one of the last survivors of the oil
pioneers. At one time he made his home in Manchester for nearly four
years, moving there from Richburg, but the call of the oil fields was
too great and he returned to that business, where he remained until
1892. He then located at Manchester where he had since lived. He
engaged in business there as a water well-driller and followed that
occupation until about five years ago. He also opened a restaurant and
a tobacco and gents' furnishing store, which latter place is now
conducted by his two sons. He chose as his life partner, Miss Catherine
Gavin, eldest daughter of the late John Gavin, of Manchester, and was
married to her in that village about 41 years ago. She still survives
him, as also his two sons, Frank Gilligan of Palmyra st. and John
Gilligan of Manchester. He also leaves one brother, Philip Gilligan of
Shortsville and one sister, Mrs. Westerman of Long Island City, N. Y.
The funeral services will be held from St. Dominic's church, of which
the deceased was a devout member, on Saturday morning at 10 o'clock.
Solemn high mass be celebrated by Fathers Ryan, Henry, Burns and
O'Hanlon. The remains will be placed in the receiving vault in
From Ontario County Journal 6 November 1885
A man named John Gilligan, of Shortsville,
was killed on the railroad at Chapinville last Saturday night. His
body, horribly mutilated, was found on the track at an early hour
Sunday morning. It is thought he was run over by two trains. He left
Canandaigua on the 9:30 p.m. train. He was 22 years of age, unmarried,
and a son of Philip Gilligan, engineer for the Empire Drill Company.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 30 December 1939
Shortsville, N. Y. - Funeral services will be held in Shortsville's St. Dominic's Church at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow for T. Francis Gilligan,
64, well-known Shortsville banker, who died in Thompson Memorial
Hospital in Canandaigua Monday. The Rev. John E. Napier, pastor of the
local church, and the Rev. William Byrne, pastor of the Emmaculate
Conception Church of Ithaca will officiate at the service.
Gilligan was born in Manchester on Mar. 2, 1875, the son of Christopher
and Katherine Gavin Gilligan. He attended school at Manchester and
began a business career in 1892, when he entered the retail business,
operating stores in Shortsville and Manchester. With the opening of the
State Bank of Shortsville in 1920, he became cashier of the
institution, the position which he retained until the time of his
death. His wife, the former Anna Byrne of Victor, whom he married in
1900, died in 1931. Gilligan served in many official capacities in this
village during his life here. For several years he was president of the
Shortsville High School Board of Education and at one time was a
Village Trustee. At the time of his death, he was one of the presiding
officers of the Ontario County Clearing House Association, a trustee of
St. Dominic's Church and a member of the State Bankers Association of
New York. A fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Gilligan
was one of the charter members of the original Rochester Council of the
organization. The survivors are: one daughter, Mrs. James Gersbach of
Manchester; two sons, Francis of Dansville and William of New York
City; and five grandchildren. Burial will be in St. Rose Cemetery,
From Geneva Daily Times 8 April 1931
Clifton Springs, N. Y., April 9 - Thomas Clifton Gilligan, aged 63
and superintendent of the Lehigh freight terminal at Manchester, died
at his home in Hibbard avenue Monday morning. For more that forty
years, he had been constantly employed by the Lehigh railroad, having
been born at Pittston, Pa., and taking a position as ticket agent at
that point when a very young man. Since 1919 he has been at Manchester
where he developed new and efficient methods of handling freight at the
division terminal. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus
and Holy Name Society and the Clifton Springs club. Besides his wife,
he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Valere Minet of Phelps and Miss Betty
Gilligan of this village; three sons, Dr. John Gilligan of Clarendon,
Geneva.; and Thomas and Francis of this village Three sisters, Mrs. P.
T. Reilly and Mrs. P. J. Reilly of Sayre, Pa.; Miss Mayme Gilligan of
Pittston, Pa., and one brother, William of Pittston. Funeral services
will be conducted at St. Felix Roman Catholic church in this village on
Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock. Solemn requiem mass will be
celebrated by Rev. James O'Brien of this village. Burial will be in St.
Agnes Cemetery here.
Evangelical Magazine and Gospel Advocate, Utica NY, Sat. 6 Feb 1830
[a Universalist newspaper]
Gillis, Belinda Wilmarth
DIED,—Of consumption, at Victor, on the 11th ult. [11 January], Mrs. Belinda Gilliss
[Gillis1], consort of Mr. S. Gilliss, of Clementville, Pennsylvania,
and daughter of E. Wilmouth [Ezra Wilmarth], Esq., aged 36. In
the death of Mrs. Gilliss, society has lost a faithful friend, her
husband an affectionate companion, and six little sons the maternal
care of a kind mother.—She bore a long and protracted sickness with a
resignation which becometh a believer in that Gospel which abolishes
death and brings life and immortality to light. … The high
estimation in which she was held, was evinced by the large and
respectable congregation who attended, and by the tears that were shed
on the gloomy day of her interment.
(Per her gravestone in the Boughton Hill Cemetery in Victor, her name
is spelled incorrectly in this notice and should be spelled Gillis.)
Transcribed on 27 Oct 2011 by Karen E. Dau of Rochester, NY
This contribution was kindly donated by Karen Dau, Rochester NY
Archivist, NY State Convention of Universalists
From Victor Herald 3 December 1892
Catherine Wells Gillis, wife of Enos Gillis, died at her home in
this town on Sunday last after an illness of over three months. The
funeral was held on Wednesday, the services were conducted by Rev. Mr.
Frost, the interment was at Boughton Hill cemetery. Catherine Wells was
born in the town of Mayfield, Fulton Co., Aug. 30, 1822, she was the
eldest of a family of six children, her parents, William Wells and Ann
McKinley, were of Scotch descent. She came to Victor
with her parents in 1835, for a number of years she followed the
occupation of a tailoress, and thus became acquainted with many of the
living in the town at that time. In February 1849 she was married to
Enos Gillis and commenced housekeeping on the farm where she died. She
leaves besides her husband one daughter, Mrs. Frank S. Gallup, four
grandchildren, a brother, John M. Wells of Putman, Fla., and Mrs. John
S. Gillis, of this town. Mrs. Gillis was a woman of remarkable strength
of character and firmness of conviction. She united with the
Presbyterian church in this village when a young woman, and true to her
Scotch ancestry, always maintained the greatest respect for its faith
and teachings. She was a punctual attendant on all the church
ordinances so long as her health permitted. She had a remarkable memory
and was regarded as authority on all matters pertaining to local church
history. She was a great reader and kept fully abreast with the times
in current events and matters of church work. She was one of the oldest
readers of the N. Y. Observer in this town and kept fully posted on the
controversies now going on in the church. Her husband and family have
the sympathy of a very large circle of friends and acquaintances in
From Geneva Daily Times 17 November 1909
Shortsville, N. Y. - The community was very much shocked yesterday
morning by the sad intelligence of the death of James Gillis. Few
knew that he was sick and they had no idea
that his case was so serious. He was at work in the machine shop until
Friday when he called a physician. Sunday the disease had so far
developed that they decided it to be typhoid pneumonia but Mr. Gillis
was a man of the best habits and it was hoped that the disease would
readily yield to the usual treatment and he appeared to be doing well
until the latter part of the night he showed symptoms of great
depression and steadily failed until the end at 9 a.m. Mr. Gillis moved
from Sherbourne, N. Y. to this place 21 years ago and has lived here
ever since with the exception of one year they went back to Sherbourne.
After their return they built a new house on Main street, which is one
of the finest residences in town. He sold that three years ago and
bought the Corrogan place last year and built again and had just about
completed this one. Mr. Gillis was 49 years of age and leaves besides
his wife one son, Floyd Gillis, who is in High School and one daughter,
Leona Gillis, six years of age. He also has one brother, Franklin
Gillis of Oxford, N. Y. Mr. Gillis was a Maccabee and belonged to the
Loyal Protective Legion. He was a man who was respected by all who knew
him and the family have the sympathy of the entire community. The time
for the funeral has not been fully decided but it is probable that it
will be held Friday afternoon, Rev. Hoyt Hill officiating.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 6 September 1926
Victor, Sept. 5 - Jerome H. Gillis, 73, widely known farmer, died
Saturday at his home here. He was a son of Robert and Martha Hart
Gillis, who were pioneers of Victor, Born here, he received his
education at the Victor High School. At the time of his death, he had
just completed his home, one of the most beautiful in the village. He
leaves his wife, Lucy Williams Gillis; a son, Edward Gillis; and a
daughter Evelyn Dorothy Gillis. Funeral from the home at 2:30 o'clock,
standard time, Tuesday afternoon. Burial at Boughton Hill cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 19 February 1897
Victor, N. Y. - John S. Gillis died at his home in the
northern part of the town on Friday, aged 74 years. The funeral was
held at the house on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Mr. Gillis is
survived by four children, Mrs. Brace, William Gillis, Alexander and
John E. Gillis.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 9 January 1907
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Martha Hart Gillis, widow of Robert
Gillis, died on Thursday of last week at her home in East Main street.
She was one of the oldest residents of this town and had attained the
advanced age of 89 years. Mrs. Gillis was a true christian woman,
possessed of a kind and cheerful nature, she had many friends who truly
loved her and visited her; they always being helped and strengthened by
coming into contact with her life. For over 20 years she had suffered
the loss of her eyesight and during this long period of time she was
always patient and never was known to complain. For several months her
health had failed and she had been gradually growing more feeble, being
confined to her bed much of the time. Mrs. Gillis had been a member of
the Victor Presbyterian church for over 60 years and always retained
her interest in the church life. The early part of her life was spent
on a farm in the vicinity of this town, but she had resided in this
village with her daughter, Miss Helen Gillis, since the death of her
husband 16 years ago. Five children survive, Miss Helen, Mrs. Gifford
Bowerman and Jerome, James and Hart Gillis, all residing in this
vicinity. The funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at the
home, Rev. Frank W. Hill of the Presbyterian church, officiating.
Interment was made in Boughton Hill cemetery.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 19 December 1906
Mrs. Mary Gillis died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Emily Vale, northwest of the village, after a lingering illness of
several months. Deceased was 84 years of age and is survived by six
children, three boys, John, Jacob and Carl Gillis; three daughters,
Mrs. Emily Vale, Phoebe and Margaret Gillis. The funeral was held
Tuesday morning in St. Mary's Church with interment in Calvary cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 31 May 1939
Mrs. Julia Bremer of Shortsville mourns the passing of her mother, Mrs. Melanie Gillis, 77,
widow of Jacob Gillis, which occurred at her home in Phelps last
Wednesday. Mrs. Gillis was a native of Belgium, but had been a resident
of Phelps and vicinity for the past 43 years. The survivors are the
daughter and four sons. Funeral services were held on Saturday morning,
with interment in St. Francis cemetery in Phelps.
From Ontario County Journal 17 January 1890
Robert R. Gillis, an old resident of Victor, died Jan. 5th. He
was born in the town of Argyle, Washington county, N. Y., in 1812.
He came to Victor with his parents in 1824, and settled upon the lands
occupied by the family ever since. He leaves a widow, two daughters and
three sons. He married Martha Hart in 1840.
From Ontario County Journal 16 October 1896
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah Gillis, wife of John S. Gillis,
died at her home on Monday, aged 71 years. She was a member of the
Presbyterian church and was respected by all who knew her. The funeral
was held at the house on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Ellinwood
officiating. Her husband and four children survive.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 May 1913
Mrs. Anna Gillmeister, wife of Andrew Gillmeister, of 185 William
street, died at her home Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock, after a week's
illness of pneumonia, aged 70 years. Besides her husband, she leaves
two sons, Paul of this city and Andrew, Jr., of Cleveland, O. The
funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 8:30 from the house and at 9
o'clock from St. Stephen's Church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's
From Geneva Daily Times 11 October 1943
Last rites for Angelo Gillotte were held this morning at
8:30 o'clock from his late home and at 9 o'clock from St. Francis de
Sales church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery. Bearers were
Anthony Ferraro, Anthony Sgro, Peter Gigliotte, August Trunzo, Joseph
Guerrerri and Dominic Pane. The deceased has been a well-known Genevan
for the past 43 years. Born on March 25, 1860, in Adame, Italy, which
is in Calabria, now occupied by the Allies, he came to this country in
1882. He joined a band of immigrant railroad workers and worked on the
Union Pacific, Santa Fe, and the Burlington route railroads. After
several interesting and adventuresome years of work and travel in the
various parts of the United States, he chose to settle in Geneva. He
bought a tract of land in the northern part of Geneva and became the
pioneer settler of a street which later became populated and today
bears his name, Angelo.
From Ontario County Journal 30 August 1878
Terrible Accident - A fearful casualty occurred at the depot in
this village last evening. John Gillroy, a shoemaker, residing
in Victor, purchased his ticket for that place and ran and jumped upon
platform of the sleeping coach, attached to the express train from the
Northern Central road, which leaves here going westward
at 8:35. He caught hold of the railing upon the bottom while the
train was under motion, under the supposition that it was starting out,
but the train as usual, backed up, after passing the depot, and
Mr. Gillroy at that instant lost his hold and fell partially on the
track, so that the wheels of the sleeping coach, and one pair of wheels
on the next car in front, passed over his legs, cutting them off near
the knees. He was thought to have been otherwise seriously injured, and
as we write it is thought he cannot live an hour. He was taken into the
baggage room of the depot and cared for as well
as he could be under the circumstances. He is about 45 years of age,
and has a wife and children. His limbs were amputated about an hour
Later - Gillroy died at 2 o'clock this morning.
From Ontario County Times 16 June 1886
Peter Gilman, a resident of Manchester, fell instantly dead while
at work in the Empire Drill factory at Shortsville one day last week.
He was forty-four years of age and had enjoyed good health. It is
supposed that his death was caused by heart disease.
From Ontario County Journal 18 September 1891
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mr. Thomas Gilmore died at the residence of
Mr. Ralph Petrie, in this place, Monday morning, at four o'clock. His
age was 82 years. The funeral services were observed from the house
Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. Interment in the Sand Hill
cemetery. The deceased was formerly a resident of Paddlefords, with the
exception of the last four years which have been spent with his
daughter, Mrs. Ralph Petrie. A widow, two daughters and one son survive
From Ontario County Journal 21 February 1919
Peter Ginther, aged 83 years, died at his home in Cheshire on
Wednesday morning of general debility. He was born in Hesse, Germany,
coming to this country with his parents when about 12 years of age. He
came to this vicinity about 40 years ago. In 1859 he married Rachel
Schutt Gillette. To them were born two children, Anna Belle Olmstead
and William S. Ginther, who died some years ago. At the opening of the
Civil war, he enlisted in Co. K, 126th Regiment at the first call for
volunteers, and served during the whole time of the war. During the
late war, he often wished he was young again and could once more fight
for the country he so dearly loved. He is survived by his present wife,
Helen Lyon Ginther, who has faithfully cared for him during his
declining yrs; also three grandchildren, Mrs. Gertrude R. Douglass, W.
Howard Olmstead and Peter Ginther; three great-grandchildren, Jean and
Jane Shirley Douglass and Gladys M. Olmstead; also a stepson, W.
Winfield Gillette. Funeral services will be held from the home this
afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. William E. Searles officiating, with
burial in Pine Bank cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 21 July 1911
Cheshire, N. Y. - At her home in this place on Saturday morning occurred the death of Mrs. Rachel M. Ginther. She
had suffered with heart disease for a number of years, gradually
failing until the disease was brought to an acute stage by the recent
intense heat, and she quietly sent to sleep. Deceased was born in
Manchester, Aug. 11, 1834, thus having nearly reached her 77th year.
She was one of nine children born to Richard Schutt and his wife,
Elizabeth Winfield, two of whom survive, Mrs. Sarah Reed and Mrs. Emma
Sabin of Naples. Beside her husband, Peter Ginther, she leaves one son,
W. Winfield Gillette, of Rushville, a child of a former marriage; also
seven grandchildren and one great-grandson. She has lived in this
vicinity about 32 years, having removed here from Rushville. Deceased
was a member of the Baptist church and was highly esteemed by all who
knew her. Her memory will be sacredly cherished by her family and
friends. Funeral services were held from her home Monday afternoon at 2
o'clock, Rev. Mr. Searles officiating. She was buried in Pine Bank
cemetery near her son and daughter who died some years ago. Four
grandsons, Howard Olmstead, Clifford Gillette, Frank Gillette, Everett
Douglass; and two nephews, John Panckner and Frank Lewis, acted as
From Canandaigua Chronicle 30 August 1905
In Canandaigua, August 23d, occurred the death of William S.
Ginther, after an operation which revealed a cancer. Until
recently Mr. Ginther resided in Cheshire. He is survived by his wife
and one son.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 April 1918
Mrs. Rose Girco, of 81 Center street, died last night at her home. She leaves her husband, Dominic Girco and six children.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 November 1904
Charles Gittens, who resided four miles north of the city on the
Pre-emption road, died Sunday at his home, aged fifty years. The
deceased had been a lifelong resident of this section. He is survived
by five children. The funeral will take place at 11
o'clock Wednesday morning from the Protestant Episcopal church north
of the city.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 February 1930
Mrs. Isabelle G. Gittens, aged 71, died at her home on the Lyons
road yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock following a long illness. She is
survived by her husband, Jackson Gittens; two sons, John and Robert;
two daughters, Mrs. John Edington and Mrs. Newton Backus; one sister,
Mrs. Sidney Booth; one brother, William Edington, all of the town of
Phelps; fourteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral
will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Yells Funeral Home,
with Rev. Alexander Thompson of the North Presbyterian church
officiating. Interment will be in Oak Lawn cemetery at Oaks Corners.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 October 1902
Mrs. Ratchel Gittens died at her late residence, three miles north
of this city, yesterday, aged 73 years. The funeral will take place at
10:30 o'clock Monday morning, from her late residence. Rev. Dr.
Washburne, of Rochester, will officiate. Interment will be
in the Salisbury cemetery.
Geneva Gazette 31 January 1896
S. Gittens, a venerable man of 81 years, died at his home north of
Geneva in the town of Phelps last Friday night. Interment in the Melvin
From Geneva Daily Times 1 July 1904
Joseph Gjryent, an Italian, who died Saturday night at the City
hospital, was buried at 3 o'clock this afternoon in St. Patrick's
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