"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, where 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 Geiger, 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 body.



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 Thursday morning at the home of her mother, Mrs. Jane Courtwright. The deceased had been ill with consumption for several months. She was born in the town of Phelps 36 years ago and had always lived in this vicinity. A young son survives. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Windnagle tomorrow 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 1904

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 about 10 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 cemetery.



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 Canandaigua.



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

Henry 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 cemetery.



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 cemetery, Farmington.



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 this village.



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 of 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 cemetery.



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, Bristol 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 occasioned by cancer. Her age was 54 years. Mrs. Gifford resided in the Parlor Village for several years and during the latter part of last year she removed to the 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 died Thursday night at 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. She 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 stun and stupify him from which he never recovered. About two hours after the 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 Wednesday afternoon at the 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 services.



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 officiating.



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.



From 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 at his home after 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 committed suicide by shooting. 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 this city Saturday morning at 7:03 o'clock and taken to the undertaking rooms of P. Lerch. Burial service will be held at 10 o'clock at Glenwood Cemetery. 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 interment 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 59, was buried from 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 buried.



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.



From 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 afternoon.



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 Brookside Cemetery. 



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, Shortsville.



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 families 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 their bereavement.



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 but his nearest neighbors 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 cemetery.



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 the rear 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.

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 him.



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 bearers.



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.



From Geneva Gazette 31 January 1896

Wm. 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 Hill cemetery.



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 cemetery.



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