"Gri" to "Gz" Obituaries
From Ontario County Journal 7 July 1899
Bristol Springs, N. Y. Mrs. Gribben, familiarly known as Grandma
Gribben, died on Sunday, July 2, at the home of James Barrett, Mrs.
Gribben being a daughter of the deceased. Mrs. Gribben was probably the
oldest person in town at the time of her death as her age was about 96
years. Her failure was gradual and she received all the care that kind
friends could bestow.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 June 1944
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Eliza J. Gridley, age 87, died early Saturday
at the home of her grandson, Chester Gridley, after a long illness. She
two daughters, Mrs. Phebe Huff of Marion, and Miss Mabel Gridley of
one son, Vernon Gridley of Newark; one brother, Rev. J. L. Giffard of
Ind.; one sister, Mrs. George Weimer of Newark, five grandchildren; one
and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held from her
home today at 2 p.m. with the Rev. R. Bell officiating. Burial in
Ave. Cemetery in Newark.
From Ontario County Journal 29 January 1897
Harrison Gridley, who died at his home on Gibson street Friday
last at 3:30 p.m., was one of the oldest of Canandaigua's business men.
He came here in 1857 and established the business which he has since
conducted. Deceased was born at Cazenovia in 1822. Death resulted from
Brights disease; deceased had been ill for several months. Mr. Gridley
is survived by a widow and one daughter, Mrs. J. G. Blue, of Waukesha,
Wis. The funeral was held from his late residence Monday. Interment was
From Phelps Citizen 25 September 1913
Mrs. Sarah F., wife of Clark W. Gridley, died at the Geneva
General Hospital Monday afternoon. Deceased, who was 25 years old, is
survived by her husband, a baby, a child one and one half years, her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Mickelson; two sisters, Alice and Lena, of
Oaks Corners; two brothers, Howard of Oaks Corners and Irving of
California. The funeral will be held from the Presbyterian church at
Oaks Corners this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Bradley Sayre,
officiating. Burial will be made in the Newark Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 6 April 1917
Naples, N. Y. - Frederick William Griesa, aged 76 years, passed
away at his home in Weld street on Thursday evening, after a long
illness of cancer. He was born in Brilifeld, Prussia, on September 14,
1841, coming to the United States in 1855. He lived in Lima for a year
before coming to Naples, where he had since resided. In 1866 he married
Nancy Shull, who died 15 years ago. To them were born two children,
Frederick and Ida, now Mrs. Robert Standish, both of whom survive. A
few years ago he was married to Mrs. Caroline Conrad, who also
survives. He leaves three brothers, Augustus and Theodore of Kansas,
and Charles of North Cohocton; and one sister, Mrs. Rachel Boone.
Funeral services were held on Sunday in charge of Rev. J. H. France.
Interment was made in Rose Ridge.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 December 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - A general gloom spread over the village
yesterday when it was announced that the death of Alexander Grieve,
a prominent and highly esteemed citizen, had occurred. Although Mr.
Grieve's illness had
been of several months' duration, his death was not expected.
Complications of heart trouble and dropsy were the causes of the
termination of a useful and busy life. His death occurred at the home
of his daughter, Mrs. George D. Wood, where he had resided for several
From Ontario County Chronicle 15 April 1903
The people of Canandaigua were shocked early Monday morning to learn of
the sudden and unexpected death of Mrs. Alexander Grieve at
her home in Gibson street about 10 o'clock Sunday evening. Mrs. Grieve
had attended the Presbyterian church, of which she was a member, that
evening, and upon reaching her home after the service, she was in her
usual good health. She had laid aside her wraps and leaving her husband
in the living room, she went into her room. Almost instantly her
husband heard her fall, and rushing to her side he was horrified to
find that she was dead. Physicians were summoned, but their efforts
were of no avail as death was instant. Death was due to apoplexy. Mrs.
Grieve was widely known in Canandaigua and beloved by all who knew her.
By virtue of the prominence of the family and by reason of the fact
that she was seen at church in the evening, her death was a great shock
to all. Mrs. Grieve was a daughter of the late John Rannie of Palmyra.
She was born in London, Eng., about 60 years ago and came to this
country with her parents about 38 years ago. She resided in Palmyra
where she met and was married to Alex. Grieve. About twenty years ago
the family removed to this village, where Mr. Grieve is extensively
engaged in the manufacture of crackers. Besides a husband there survive
two daughters, Mrs. Geo. t. Thompson and Mrs. George D. Wood of this
village, and one sister, Mrs. William M. Smith, also of Canandaigua.
The funeral will be held from the family home at 2 o'clock this
Wednesday afternoon. The Rev. Arthur Dougall of the Presbyterian church
From Geneva Gazette 27 December 1826
DIED - In Geneva, on Thursday morning last, in the 53d year
of his age, Walter Grieve, Esq., Brigadier General of the 4th
Brigade, New York State Artillery. Gen. Grieve was a native of
Dumfrieshire, Scotland; he emigrated to the United States and settled
in this village about thirty-two years ago, having been one of its
first settlers; at which
period there were but three houses in the place. On Saturday his
were interred with Military honors, being attended to the grave by
of Artillery and Light Infantry, and Officers of Artillery and other
in uniform, and by a large concourse of citizens.
From Ontario County Journal 10 July 1914
Mrs. Anna Griffin, aged 49 years, wife of William Griffin, Pleasant
Street, died on Monday evening from the effects of poison, she having
taken a quantity of paris green, early in the morning. Coroner A. W.
Armstrong granted a certificate of death due to suicide on Tuesday.
Mrs. Griffin is said to have been acting in a peculiar manner for some
time. Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Charles Frank
and Mrs. Thomas Fisher of Rochester. The funeral services were held
yesterday morning at the home. Rev. Guy L. Morrill officiated.
Interment in Woodlawn.
From Ontario County Journal 30 October 1896
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Elias Griffin, an old and respected
resident of this town, passed very quietly away at his home on Sunday
morning. He had been failing in health for the past two years and his
death was not unexpected. The deceased was 80 years of age. Besides his
widow, he leaves two children, Preston W. and Belle Griffin, both of
this town. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Mr.
Crowel of Rush, assisted by Rev. Newton Bates, officiated.
From Ontario County Journal 10 January 1908
The funeral of John Griffin, who died suddenly at his home
on Ontario street on Tuesday, was held yesterday afternoon, Rev. J. S.
Ebersole officiating. The remains were placed in the vault at Woodlawn.
Mr. Griffin was 75 years of age. He leaves, besides his wife, three
daughters, Mrs. George Yerkes and Mrs. Charles Wright of Rochester, and
Mrs. Emma Catherson of Shortsville; and three sons, George and Charles
of Rochester, and Henry of this village.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 November 1940
Mrs. Nora Griffin, formerly of Geneva, died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Leo McArdle, Ovid, yesterday after a long illness.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. McArdle and Mrs. Fred McCoy of Rome;
one son, John, Geneva; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Toole, Mrs. Anna
Hoskins, Geneva, and Mrs. James Kelly, Trenton, N. J.; also ten
grandchildren. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 8:30 from the
funeral home of Devaney & Company and 9 at St. Francis de Sales
church.Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 November 1906
Patrick Griffin died suddenly shortly before noon today in
Moylan's saloon on Exchange street. Coroner A. L. Buckholz was summoned
and after investigating the case allowed Lynch Brothers, undertakers,
to take charge of the body. The body will be removed to the home of the
dead man's sister, Mrs. Mary Shean, widow of Joseph Shean, who lives
in the rear of 225 Exchange street. Griffin was about 42 years old.
Griffin has been quite a heavy drinker for several years past and was a
well-known character in police court. He had no home. Last night he
slept in an old wagon standing in the rear of Davidson's flour mill on
South Exchange street, and it is supposed that the exposure caused his
death. He went into Moylan's saloon early this morning, and at that
time was still shivering from the cold. Some one bought him a drink of
whiskey and Griffin then sat down
for a few moments, after which he went outside. He returned, however,
shortly afterward and resumed his seat. He went to sleep and nobody
paid any attention to him, until shortly after 11 o'clock, when some
one went to arouse him
so that access could be obtained to a trap door, it was discovered that
Griffin was dead.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 1 April 1939
Geneva, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah A. Griffin, 63, died yesterday in her
home, 12 Twomey Pl., after a long illness. Surviving are two daughters,
Mrs. Howard Campbell and Mrs. Lester Gunsalus, Geneva; three sisters,
Miss Mary Campbell, Miss Ida Campbell and Mrs. Sayre Treet, Elmira;
four brothers, Newton and Frank Campbell, Geneva; Robert and George
Campbell, Stanley; also one grandchild. Funeral services will be held
at 2 p.m. Monday in the home and at 2:30 o'clock in Trinity Episcopal
Church, the Rev. Samuel H. Edsall officiating.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 29 March 1927
Geneva, March 28 - Wallace Griffin, died
yesterday at the Dixon Health Home. He leaves his wife, three sons,
Frederick, of Sana Tariara, Calif.; George of Hall, and Frank Griffin of
Penn Yan; a daughter, Mrs. Alice Fritz of Hall; and a brother, George
Griffin of Exter, Calif. Funeral services at the Dixon home tomorrow
afternoon and from the Hall church. Burial in the Little Church
Cemetery, with Rev. George Heath of Kendall, officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 December 1903
Canandaigua, N. Y. - A death today that was particularly sad, was
that of Mrs. William Griffin, wife of the operating
superintendent of the Rochester & Eastern. Deceased was aged about
thirty-five years, and leaves a husband and three little sons, Carl,
Tom, and Melvin, aged nine, seven and four years, respectively. She
had been in poor health for some time, and her death was not
unexpected. Mrs. Griffin was a native of Canada. She had lived since
her marriage in Detroit, Mich., and in Vermont, where her husband had
been engaged, as here, in big railroading positions and they have lived
here but a short time. The funeral is to be held Wednesday afternoon
and the burial will be at Woodlawn cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 October 1919
Phelps, N. Y. - Funeral services for Mrs. Christine Griffith, a
resident of this town, who died Friday at the Sanitarium in Clifton
Springs, were held at two o'clock this afternoon at the family home
southwest of Phelps. Interment was in Rest Haven cemetery. Mrs.
Griffith's death occurred quite unexpectedly the day following her
removal to the sanitarium where she was to undergo a course of
treatment. The deceased, who was 46 years of age, was born in New York
City, but since her marriage to F. A. Griffith, twenty-six years ago,
had lived in this community. Besides her husband, she leaves three
children, Charlotte M. and M. Elizabeth Griffith of Clifton Springs and
Aloys E. Griffith of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Mary Ashe and a brother,
Fred Bennenstien, both of New York City.
From Geneva Courier 9 July 1862
Sad Accident -
Edward Griffith, a son of Theodore Griffith, of East Bloomfield,
lost his life on Saturday, the 28th ult.,
by the accidental discharge of a gun. He had been out hunting and
on his return home in attempting to alight from
a carriage, the gun was discharged, both charges entering his breast
and killing him instantly. He was 19 years old.
From Ontario County Journal 6 May 1910
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - On Friday, the remains of Mrs.
J. C. Griffith, who died at her home in Buffalo, were brought here
for burial in the Rural cemetery. Mrs. Griffith, who was 73 years old,
was well and favorably known here, having resided in town for many
years. She is survived by three children, Mrs. Wilbur Copeland of
Alpine, and Miss Alice Griffith and Edward Griffith of Buffalo; also
one brother, Col. Edward Brady of Harrisburg, Pa.
From Geneva Gazette 5 October 1894
Mrs. J. W. Griffith, an aged widow of Phelps, died last Sunday. She
leaves six children, four sons and two daughters. Rev. J. V. Benham of
Clifton Springs and Rev. M. Shaw of Phelps officiated at her funeral
which was held last Monday.
From Ontario County Journal 19 August 1910
The death of Mrs. Jeanette Baker Griffith, widow of
William Griffith, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clyde
Taylor, at East Bloomfield on Wednesday evening, aged 65 years.
Apoplexy, with which she was stricken the day before, was the cause of
death. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Taylor, with whom she
made her home; Mrs. Richard Ward of Cresent City, Ill.; and Mrs. Waldo
Parrish of Ionia. One sister, Mrs. Rachel Stone of Bristol Center, also
survives. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock.
From Ontario County Journal 31 March 1899
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - William Griffith, aged 61 years, a
well-known resident of this place, died at his home, about two miles
north of the village, Saturday morning. He had been ill with
pneumonia about a week but was not considered dangerous until
Friday. The deceased was born in this town and had spent the greater
part of his life here. Besides a widow, the following children survive:
Mrs. Parish of Ionia; Mrs. Ward of the west, and Mrs. Clyde Taylor of
Ionia. The funeral services were held at the home on Monday afternoon
at 2 o'clock. Rev. B. F. Hitchcock, pastor of the M. E. church,
officiated. The services at the grave were conducted by the A. O. U. W.
of which the deceased was a member. The flowers were many and beautiful.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 August 1918
Dorcas A. Griger, widow of the late Shaburn Griger, died at the
home of Mrs. Henry McDonald, yesterday at 4 a.m. She is survived by one
son, Avery Griger. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:15
at the house of Mrs. McDonald. Rev. F. C. Neikirk, of Trinity Church,
will officiate. Interment will be in the Washington Street Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 November 1913
Shaburn W. Griger, age 77 years, died this morning at 4 o'clock at
his home, 191 William street, after an illness of about three weeks
from valvular disease of the heart. He leaves a wife, one son, E. Avery
Griger, of Geneva; three brothers, John of New York; Jerome of Sparta,
Wis., and Wallace of Cleveland, Ohio. The funeral will be held on
Friday, the hour to be announced later. Burial Washington St. Cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 22 September 1933
Geneva, Sept. 21 - Funeral for Mrs. Carmella Grimaldi, 71,
of 131 Andes Avenue, will take place tomorrow at 9 a.m. at St. Francis
de Sales Church, She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Felix Cirone of Geneva,
and two sons, Philip of Rochester and Anthony of Hammondsport.
From Ontario County Journal 30 April 1897
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Hattie M. Grimble, wife of
Edward Grimble, died on Tuesday, at her home in South Bloomfield, from
measles, at the age of 31 years. She was taken sick only a week ago,
and her decline was rapid. She was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
John Nudd. She is survived by a husband and four small children. The
funeral services were held at the house on Thursday afternoon at 2
o'clock. Rev. C. J. Clausen of Canandaigua officiated.
From Ontario County Journal 14 November 1902
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - James J. Grimble died at his home south of
the village at an early hour on Monday morning from apoplexy, with
which he was stricken on Friday. Mr. Grimble was born in London,
England, 73 years ago. Early in the fifties, he came to this country
and settled in this town. Here, by his industry and thrift, he had
acquired a nice farm property. He is survived by his wife, eight
children, Mrs. John Wilkins, Mrs. Henry Wright, Mrs. George Wilkins and
Edward E. Grimble, of this town; Mrs. Charles Kelly of Cohoes; Fred
Grimble and Miss Carrie Grimble of Canandaigua, and Myron Grimble of
Syracuse; and one brother, John Grimble of North Ridgeway. The funeral
was held on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock, Rev. S. C. Farnham, pastor
of the Methodist church, officiating. The interment was in West
From Ontario County Journal 23 January 1914
The funeral services of Mrs. Ellen VanOrsdall Grimes, whose
death occurred Thursday evening, January 15, took place at her home,
Howell street, on Sunday afternoon. Rev. Guy L. Morrill officiated. She
had been ill two weeks. On August 2, 1864, she was married to Hollister
N. Grimes, whose death occurred on November 18, 1891. Mrs. Grimes was a
member of the Presbyterian church and a woman of many endearing
qualities of heart and mind and much beloved by friends and
acquaintances. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Ella Johnson of
Canandaigua. The remains were placed in the vault at Woodlawn.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 25 November 1896
At midnight on Sunday occurred the death of Nahum Grimes, of
Canandaigua, one of the oldest residents as well as one of the oldest
business men. Deceased was born on December 10, 1811, at Simsbury,
Conn. In 1830 he removed from his birthplace to Marcellus, Onondaga
county, from whence he came to this place and engaged in the grocery
business, succeeding a Mr. Lyon in 1859. He conducted the establishment
till 1885, when he was succeeded by his son, Holflater, now deceased.
Mr. Grimes was prominent in church work, having been a member of the
Presbyterian Society for many years. He is survived by two daughters,
Mrs. John Van Arsdale and Mrs. William Tozer, both of Canandaigua.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 August 1908
Phelps, N. Y. - The funeral services of the late Thomas Grimes
of Clifton Springs took place this morning at the Catholic church
at Phelps. The interment was made in the Phelps cemetery. Mr. Grimes
died on Saturday morning at his home about one mile south of this
village after an illness extending over the past year. He suffered an
attack of pneumonia from which he never fully recovered. He was 42
years old and is survived by his wife and six children.
From 29 September 1908
Phelps, N. Y. - William, the eighteen-months-old son of Mrs.
Thomas Grimes, who resides west of Phelps who was frightfully
scalded by falling into a tub of boiling water a few days ago, died
Saturday. Within four weeks Mrs. Grimes has been bereaved by the death
of her husband and child. Other misfortunes have come to her by the
loss of a work horse and two cows since the death of Mr. Grimes.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 November 1903
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of David Grimsley
occurred Monday. Mr. Grimsley was born at Oxfordshire, England,
eighty years ago, and had been a resident of the town of Phelps for
the past thirty-five years. He is survived by four sons and two
The funeral will be held from his late home Wednesday afternoon. Burial
will be made at Plainsville.
From Clifton Springs Press 21 March 1935
The death of Mrs. Richard Grimsley occurred at the family
home northwest of Orleans, Sunday evening, at 8 o'clock, after several
weeks' illness with heart trouble. Her death came as a shock to a large
circle of friends who had not realized the serious nature of her
illness. Matilda Rankins, daughter of James and Catherine
Rankins, was born at Little Falls, Herkimer county, November 10, 1858,
and lived there until 14 years of age, when, with her parents and
sister, Lydia, she came to a farm near Clifton Springs. The next year
the family moved to the farm where she has since resided. When 16 years
of age, Matilda Rankins united with the Orleans Baptist church and
several years later joined the Baptist church in Clifton Springs, where
she was active in the various organizations so long as her health
permitted. On November 19, 1892, she was united in marriage to Richard
Grimsley, who survives her. She is also survived by one son, Frank
Richard Grimsley of Rochester; six grandchildren, Louise, Ralph, Helen,
Jean, Jane and Dorothy Grimsley of Rochester; and three nephews,
William R. Stauring of Newark, Orley J. Stauring of Warren, Ill., and
Vernon L. Stauring of Fairport. Funeral services were held Wednesday
afternoon at 2:30 from her late home and and at 3 o'clock from the
Baptist church, with her pastor, Rev. S. I. Stuber, officiating.
Interment was made in Clifton Springs cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 September 1936
Orleans, N. Y. - Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home of his brother, Harry Grimsley, for Richard Grimsley,
who passed away after a two months illness with heart trouble. He is
survived by one son, Frank R. Grimsley of Rochester; and by six
grandchildren: Louise, Ralph, Helen Jean, Jane and Dorothy Grimsley,
all of Rochester. Services were conducted by Rev. Stanley I. Stuber,
pastor of the Clifton Springs Baptist church, where Mr. Grimsley was an
attendant for many years. Interment was made in the family lot in
Clifton Springs cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 8 March 1918
The death of George W. Grinnell, aged 84 years, occurred at
his home in Farmington on Wednesday afternoon following a long illness.
He had resided on the farm where he died for 40 years. He leaves his
widow; one son, George Grinnell of Farmington; and five daughters, Mrs.
James Gillis of Victor; Mrs. Hart Gillis, Mrs. W. C. Power and Mrs.
Will Webster of Farmington; and Mrs. Z S. Boswell of Canandaigua. The
funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Interment will be at Hicksite Cemetery. (Interment at North Farmington Cemetery.)
From Victor Herald 30 November 1899
John Grinnell, an old and respected resident of this village,
died of pneumonia, after a short illness, on Sunday evening, at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. Louis Remer. Mr. Grinnell was born in the
town of Farmington 73 years ago. He afterward moved to Brownsville, and
conducted a general store there for many years. He is survived by a
brother, George Grinnell of Farmington, two daughters, Mrs. John
Stewart of Elbridge, and Mrs. Louis Remer of this place; and a son,
Frank Grinnell of Macedon.
From Ontario County Journal 18 March 1898
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Alexander Griswold, a man 50 years of
age, living in the southern part of the town, committed suicide by
taking morphine on Monday afternoon. He went into the house shortly
after noon from work and washed himself, telling his wife it was for
the last time. She gave no particular thought to the words. Griswold
then hitched up his horse and drove to Honeoye Falls, where he procured
some morphine, and returned to his home. He put the horse in the
stable, entered the house, going immediately to his room and locked his
door. This action startled his wife, and she sent her small son around
to look in the window. He found his father trying to take the cork out
of a small bottle, and not being able to do this, he broke the bottle.
Mrs. Griswold, becoming alarmed, sent at once for Dr. Sayre of Allen's
Hill, who lived a mile away. An older brother coming in, broke the door
open and found his father on the bed, still conscious. Mr. Griswold
told his son he had taken enough morphine to kill himself, and that if
that did not do it, he had more. Dr. Sayre arrived quickly and did
everything in his power to counteract the effect of poison. Mr.
Griswold died at about 9 o'clock. He leaves, besides his wife, nine
children, five boys and four girls, two of whom are married. Funeral
was held on Wednesday afternoon from his late home, with interment at
From Ontario County Journal 5 December 1913
Naples, N. Y. - Captain and Brevet-Major Edgar Alfred Griswold was
buried with military honors on Sunday afternoon in Rose Ridge cemetery.
He died on Thursday at midnight, aged 77 years. Major Griswold was the
ranking military officer in this section. He was a brave, competent and
altogether admirable officer in the 148th Regt., N. Y. Volunteer
Infantry. Having had previous military training in the famous Ontario
Light Guards, an independent company of Naples, he was well-known, and
in 1862 was appointed by the county committee to recruit a company for
the 148th regiment, then being raised in this county. He gladly
accepted the task and in two weeks had his company ready and was made
captain. He was acknowledged to be the best military man in the
regiment, and, after he had gone to the front, soon attracted the
attention of the general in charge of our forces in Virginia, and
important expeditions and sorties were allotted to him and his
well-trained company. It was in that sanguinary battle, May 16, 1864,
at Drury's Bluff, Va., near Richmond, that he fell, badly wounded in
the right arm near the shoulder. He had won special notice by his
fearlessness and skill in meeting the larger force opposed to them.
Though the surgeon insisted upon taking off the arm at the shoulder,
the Captain said no and the arm was finally saved, though some four
inches of the bone next to the shoulder was removed. For this service
he was brevetted major, but was not mustered in. Returning home, after
long months of hospital life, he renewed his former active life and
accomplished much for a man with but one strong arm. He prospered and
acquired considerable property, built a fine home and interested
himself in the affairs of the town. He was a Republican and kept in
touch with politics and especially national affairs. He was president
of the village and his acts were approved. He was known far and wide,
as was evidenced by the large attendance at his funeral, held on Sunday
afternoon at the home. It was conducted by his pastor, Rev. F. J.
Wemmett, of the Methodist church, in part, and by Bingham Post, and was
an impressive service. Mr. Wemmett particularly in his prayer and
beautiful remarks, commanded the closest interest, and the recital of
the burial sentences of the G. A. R. ritual by Commander Merrill and
Chaplain Preston, also the military record of Captain Griswold, as read
by Adjutant DeFreest, added to the solemnity of the occasion. Eight of
his comrades of the Post acted as bearers, and a line of about 50 more,
including Sons of Veterans, as honorary bearers. The services at the
grave in Rose Ridge were conducted by the Post.
The soldier was the son of Alfred and Mary Griswold, and was born in
Naples in 1836. He had two brothers and three sisters, of whom one
brother, Fred, of Geneva, and Mrs. A. E. Lyte, of Auburn, are living.
His beloved and faithful wife, who was the daughter of the late William
Marks, had cared for him tenderly since his disability began, and was
assisted by their two daughters, Mrs. C. J. Smith and Mrs. Josephine
Capron, of Naples; and by his only son, William Several grandchildren
mourn the loss of one in whom they delighted.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 February 1907
Naples, N. Y. - Fisher W. Griswold, a long-time resident of
Naples, was buried Sunday in the Lee cemetery, West River, close to the
farm where he spent his youth and early manhood. He was 86 years old.
death occurred Friday while on a trip to Hornell. For three years past,
since he left Naples, he had lived with his daughter, Mrs. Henry
of North Cohocton. Mr. Griswold, after he left his farm in Italy, was
with the staging and livery business for many years, with headquarters
at Naples. He inaugurated the 'bus line from the village to the
station in 1892. He had three wives, the first was a Miss Flint, of
Three daughters from this union survive him, Mrs. Gardner, Mrs. Frank
of Italy, Mrs. Litzendorf of Honeoye. He next married Mrs. Pollock of
and lastly Mrs. Frank Whitman of Naples. He sold his business in Naples
six years ago, having been an active man in various occupations for
From Ontario County Journal 16 March 1917
Naples, N. Y. - The remains of Fred Griswold, who died at
Ovid, will be brought to Naples for burial this morning. Mr. Griswold
was born and spent most of his life in Naples, but for several years
had resided in Geneva. Funeral services were held at the Geneva home
yesterday and only the burial service will be held in Naples. Mr.
Griswold was the last of a large family. He leaves his wife and one
daughter, Miss Rose Griswold.
From Ontario County Journal 28 September 1894
Naples, N. Y. - The death, by drowning, of George Griswold, aged
to a high pitch of excitement. His body was not
found until nearly twenty-four hours after his death. He left his home
on Marks street Wednesday evening to come downtown and started to
return about 9 o'clock. He was not seen after that, but not much was
thought of his prolonged absence until Thursday afternoon, when search
began, and at 6 o'clock his body was found, about one-half mile below
Marks street in the creek. Coroner Wettling was soon at the spot, and,
summoning a jury, the work of investigation began and continued until
Friday at 3 p.m., when a verdict was reached as follows: That on his
way home from the village, while crossing Marks street bridge in an
intoxicated condition, he fell into the stream and was accidentally
drowned. Some believed that he had been robbed and pushed into the
stream, but no evidence whatever of this nature was obtained. The water
was very high, and he was apparently unable to contend against it. His
cap was washed ashore a few rods below the bridge, and the finding of
that led to the search down the stream. Griswold was an honest,
hard-working young man, on whom his parents and sisters depended
largely for support. It was not generally known that he was
intemperate, and it seems that he was not till recently. He was the son
of Sylvester Griswold. There is great sympathy for the distressed
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 10 November 1922
Naples, Nov. 10 - Mrs. Ida Marks Griswold died suddenly of
apoplexy at 4 o'clock this morning at her home in Main street. She had
been in her usual health, and had cast her vote at the polls on
Tuesday. The following day she had celebrated her eightieth birthday.
Mrs. Griswold was the daughter of William and Emily Holcomb Marks. She
was born in Naples on November 8, 1840. All her life had been spent in
this community, where she was active in church and social circles. She
was a member of Bingham Circle, Ladies of the G. A. R., Red Cross
Society, Methodist Episcopal Church, Ladies Aid, and the Women's
Christian Temperance Union. She married Captain E. A. Griswold, veteran
of the Civil War, and owner of the Griswold Mill. He died about eight
years ago. She is survived by two daughter, Mrs. Charles J. Smith and
Mrs. Josephine Capron, of Naples; a son, William Griswold of Naples; a
brother, William H. Marks, of Canandaigua; and a sister Mrs. Emily
Rogers of Naples.
From Ontario County Journal 5 October 1917
Naples, N. Y. - On Tuesday noon occurred the sudden death of Mrs. Mary Beers Griswold at
the home on Mechanic street after an illness of only a few hours. Mary
Beers was born in Mecklenburg on August 16, 1852, a daughter of Rev.
Nathan and Mary Beers. She was married to Frank Griswold at Avoca on
March 1, 1869. She had spent most of her life in Naples. Besides her
husband, she leaves a son, Louis Griswold of Detroit, who has been
visiting here for several weeks; a daughter, Mrs. J. Leon Trembly of
Naples; and two grandsons, Francis and Gordon Trembly. Funeral services
will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. C. C.
From Ontario County Journal 11 October 1895
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary P. Griswold, relict of the late Alfred
Griswold, died at her home in this village Monday morning, October 7,
aged 84 years. Her early home was in Connecticut, and her maiden name
Mary Putnam Stanley, being directly descended from General Israel
Putnam. All of her six children survive her, and all were present at
the funeral Wednesday afternoon. She united with the Presbyterian
church in 1841, but was subsequently dismissed to the Methodist church.
Her children are: Mrs. C. E. Otto, Messrs. Edgar A., Henry L., and Fred
E. Griswold of this place; Mrs. Eveline Curtis of Auburn and Mrs. Addie
Curtis of Washington, D. C.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 August 1905
Naples, N. Y. - Yesterday morning at Willard State Hospital,
occurred the death of Moses Griswold, of this village. After
eighty-two years of a strenuous life, his daily tasks having been
regularly performed up to a year ago, he was taken ill and was recently
taken to the hospital for treatment. Mr. Griswold was a man of great
and endurance. He had resided here forty-five years, coming to Naples
from Yates county, where he married Miss Lydia Richardson, fifty-seven
years ago. His handiwork has left its impress in many places in our
and especially was in demand by horticulturists and fruit raisers. For
many years he was foreman of the great fruit farm of Dr. D. B. Seeley
Vine Valley, His wife survives him, also two daughters, Mrs. Martin
and Mrs. Frank Cleveland, of Naples; one son, Duane, of Dunkirk; two
Mrs. Babcock, of Olean, and Mrs. Hues of Michigan.
From Ontario County Journal 26 April 1901
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Rachel Griswold died Saturday, aged 75
years. Mrs. Griswold was better known as the wife of Frank Whitman,
with whom she lived 55 years. She had been married to Fisher W.
Griswold only six months. She was born in this town and had never lived
elsewhere. Her maiden name was Crippen. After marrying Mr. Whitman,
they settled in West Hollow. They had ten children, of whom nine grew
to maturity and married. Six survive her: Irving, Henry C., and Frank
and Mrs. Frank Manahan, all of Naples; Mrs. Charlies Fries of
Middlesex; and Mrs. William Anable of Geneva. One daughter, Mrs. F. A.
Graves, recently died at her home in Canandaigua. At the time of her
death, Mrs. Griswold was at the home of Mrs. Manahan, with whom she had
lived for several years. She was remarkably young looking and very
active until a few weeks since.
From Ontario County Journal 8 August 1902
Naples, N. Y. - Samuel Griswold, aged 75 years, died on
Thursday, July 31, at his home in the northwest part of the town. Born
in Yates county, he came to this vicinity when 25 years of age and
after a few years bought a wild forest farm, entirely unimproved, which
today, owing to his industry and intelligence, is one of the most
productive in town. He was twice married. His first wife was Mary
Simonson of Pulteney. To them were born three children, of whom only
one, Mrs. Frank Wood of South Bristol, is living. His second wife was
Mrs. James Goodrich. Five children were born to them, four of whom are
dead. Three sons were buried in one grave, having died of scarlet
fever. One daughter, Mrs. John Prouty, is left.
From Ontario County Journal 3 June 1898
Naples, N. Y. - Sylvester Griswold, a resident of Naples for half
a century, was buried on Sunday. His age was 58. A wife and four
daughters survive him. The oldest is Mrs. Augustus Gordon, now of
Middlesex, recently of Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Chronicle 19 September 1900
Phelps, N. Y. - Frederick Groat, Sr., was found dead in
his barn by his son, Edward, Saturday afternoon. Mr. Groat had suffered
a shock of paralysis some time ago which left him in very feeble
He was born in Germany 78 years ago, and had been a resident of Phelps
for the last 64 years. He is survived by a wife and six sons, William,
Edward and Adelbert, of this place; Fred, of Lyons; Charles of Newark,
and Henry of Rochester; also one daughter, Mrs. C. H. Tracy of
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 January 1909
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Frederick Groat occurred
West Main street yesterday noon. Death was the result of
a stroke of paralysis which she had suffered about two weeks ago. Mrs.
Groat was 76 years of age. She was born in Germany but came to this
country at the age of sixteen years and had been a resident of Phelps
for the past 45 years. Near surviving relatives are six sons, Charles
of Newark, Henry of California, Frederick, Jr., of New York, Edward of
Phelps, Adelbert and William of Rochester; and one daughter, Mrs. C. H.
Tracey of Rochester. The funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock
Monday morning at St. Francis church.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 September 1928
Mrs. Mary Groden, wife of Lawrence Groden, died on Friday evening
at the Geneva General Hospital after a long illness. Besides her
husband, she is survived by two sons, Edward of Geneva, and Lawrence of
New York City; her father, John D. Miles of Seneca Falls; two sisters,
Miss Abbey Miles of Lyons, Mrs. Sylvester Luckern of Seneca Falls; and
three brothers, John Miles of Lyons, James Miles of New York City and
Edward Miles of New York City. The funeral services will be held on
Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the house and at 9 o'clock from St.
Francis de Sales church. Internment will be made in St. Patrick's
From Geneva Daily Times 27 May 1937
William F. Groden of 106 North street died after a short illness
this morning at the Geneva General Hospital. Mr. Groden was connected
with the shoe business in Geneva, having once conducted a business of
his own. Recently he had been a salesman for the Mack Miller Candle
Company of Syracuse. He was active in the Knights of Columbus, having
been Grand Knight and a member of the Fourth Degree. He was also active
in political circles. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Anna Bradley
Groden; three daughters, Mrs. James Deane, and the Misses Mary and
Catherine Groden; two grandchildren, Mary and James Deane; his mother,
Mrs. Mary Groden; four brothers, the Rev. Michael Groden of Corning,
John of Buffalo, Lawrence and Howard of Geneva; and two sisters, Mrs.
John Murphy of Rochester and Mrs. James McDonald of Geneva.
From Ontario County Journal 7 July 1876
John Q. Groesbeck, a prominent and respected citizen of Gorham,
died at his home near Gorham village, on Monday evening, July 3d, aged
76 years. "Esquire" Groesbeck, as he was usually called, was one
of the oldest residents of the county, having come to Gorham, Ontario
county, on horseback from one of the eastern States when he was
years of age - nearly sixty years ago. His occupation for many
years was that of wagon maker, which he followed until
about twenty-five years ago, when he retired to his farm about a mile
west of the village. He was a modest, unassuming man, never
seeking position or prominence - but was honored for several years with
the office of Justice of the Peace. In politics, he was
a democrat of the Jackson school, and being a man of more than average
intelligence and a persistent reader, he was always well posted and
always ready to advance strong arguments in support of his opinions.
He has been quite feeble for several years, and for several weeks
preceding his death was in great pain, so that the grim messenger, long
anticipated, was not an unwelcome guest. Esquire Groesbeck had
reared a large family of children, some of whom have preceded him over
the river, and with his wife welcome him on the other shore. Two
sons and three daughters remain. Of the latter are Mrs. Homer
Millspaugh of Gorham, Mrs. J. R. Horn of Rochester, and an unmarried
daughter - Adelaide - all three of whom were present to minister to his
wants and smooth the transit from this life to the other. The
funeral services were held on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, and were
attended by a large concourse of people.
From Geneva Courier 12 July 1876
GORHAM - Died, in Gorham, N. Y., on the evening of the 3d, John Q.
Grosbeck in the 78th year of his age. Esquire Grosbeck was
among our most respected citizens, a pioneer of the town, and a justice
of the peace for many years. Few men among us can leave a better
reputation for a correct moral life, of one of a quiet, peaceful
character than he. A man of decided opinions, and very firm in
his convictions, he will be deeply lamented. He had been in poor
health for some years, and several times supposed to be near his
end. His daughter, Mrs. Thorne, from Rochester, was with
him several days and his sons in the west will be here.
From Ontario County Journal 22 September 1882
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Patrick Grogan died Thursday,
September 14th, aged sixty-four years. Funeral services were held on
Saturday at St. Bridget's church.
From Ontario Repository and Messenger 26 April 1876
The wife of Mr. James Groom, of Academy, died very
suddenly last Thursday evening of dropsy of the heart, while engaged in
From Ontario County Journal 9 September 1904
Cheshire, N. Y. - The remains of Amos Groome, aged about 66
years, were brought here from Canandaigua for burial in Pine Bank
Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon. Rev. J. S. Ebersole conducted services
at Canandaigua. Mr. Groome was a respected and lifelong resident of
this vicinity and a veteran of the Civil war. He removed last spring to
Canandaigua, where he died on Sunday. He had been a sufferer from
Brights disease for about a year. He is survived by his wife; one son,
Herbert Groome; three daughters, Misses Berdina and Cora Groome and
Mrs. Ada Keeler; and one brother, James Groome, of this place.
From Ontario County Journal 27 May 1910
James Groome, aged 80 years, a respected resident of the south
part of this town, died at the Canandaigua hospital on Wednesday
afternoon, following a long illness. Funeral services will be held at
Kennedy's undertaking rooms today, and burial will be beside his wife
and several children in the old Lucas burying ground south of Cheshire.
One son, D. Wells Groome, and one daughter, Mrs. Frank Coye; also two
sisters, Mrs. Mary Groome and Mrs. Amanda Clarke, survive.
From Ontario County Journal 23 July 1909
Cheshire, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. James Groome, who
passed away on Saturday morning after a brief illness, was largely
attended at the church on Sunday at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. S. Ebersole of
Canandaigua conducted the services. Mrs. Groome was born in this town
67 years ago and had spent the whole of her life in the immediate
vicinity. There are few homes here where she has not ministered in a
kindly manner in occasion of sickness and death. The aged and feeble
husband has the sympathy of all.
From Ontario County Journal 21 April 1876
Cheshire, N. Y. - Mrs. Eliza Grooms, wife of James Grooms, died
very suddenly last Thursday with heart disease, at her home about two
miles west of here. Mr. Grooms lost two children last spring, and
now his wife is taken from him. He has the sympathy of the entire
From Ontario County Journal 16 October 1903
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Caroline Levy Groos died on Saturday,
aged 44 years. She was one of the old and honored Lyon family. She had
been helpless for four years with two broken limbs and a broken arm,
the result of a fall. For many years she presented in large towns
carnivals of song, using home talent voices. She was the wife of
Frederick F. Groos, who survives her; also two children, Miss Ariel
Groos and Frederick L. Groos. The loss of this gifted woman and the sad
circumstances attending her last years excite general sorrow. Rev.
Peter McKenzie officiated at the funeral on Tuesday.
From Ontario County Journal 23 March 1917
Naples, N. Y. - On Thursday, Adam Groppenbacker died at he
is home in Tobey street, after a long illness. He was born in Bavaria
72 years ago and came to America when a young man. In 1871 he came to
Naples, where he had since lived. He leaves his wife, three sons,
Frank, William, and Phillip, all of Naples, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held from the home on Saturday, Rev. A. H.
McKnight officiating. Burial was in Rose Ridge.
From Geneva Courier 18 April 1877
Oliver H. Grow, father of Mrs. Mary J. Grow-Mills, died at the
residence of his son-in-law, Mrs. James Mills, on Sabbath P. M., April
15th. With the death of Mr. Grow we mark the loss of another of
the oldest and most respected inhabitants of this section of the
country. Mr. Grow was born in
the year 1790 and therefore at the time of his death had attained the
great age of 89 years. He was born in the State of Vermont where
he spent his boyhood and youth, coming to central New York in 1809,
after he had reached his nineteenth year. He lived for a short
time in Geneva, then went to Romulus in
Seneca county, where he engaged in teaching school. After leaving
Romulus, he went to Victor in this county, where
he married in 1813, and where he resided until within the past
year when he returned to Geneva to spend the remainder of his
He reared a large family of children, ten in all, but two of whom
survive him. Eight children and his beloved wife have preceded
him to the grave, but in all these trials of his faith, he maintained a
calm trust in his God. As a husband he was loving and devoted;
as a father, tender and indulgent; as a friend and neighbor,
and true. For more than forty years he led a Christian
life. He had the power of godliness in his heart; and it was
manifested in his honesty, patience, faith and constancy. He was
a good student of the Bible. He had read it through more than
thirty-five times, and was able to locate any verse of Scripture almost
soon as it was repeated. Even during the last year of his life,
when his eyes were dim, and his strength failing, he read his Bible
through three times. The word of God was his constant companion
and from its blessed pages he drew daily comfort. He lived by
faith in God, and in his death triumphed through the grace of his
Redeemer. His remains were taken to Victor for interment.
The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church of Victor,
Mr. Palmer of Penn Yan officiating. He has laid aside the
staff of the pilgrim, for the scepter of a king; and the cross of the
way-farer for the crown of the conqueror. "He sleeps the sleep
which God gives his beloved."
From Geneva Daily Times 7 December 1915
The funeral of Herman Gruner, who died Sunday evening at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. J. F. Heister, will be held tomorrow
afternoon at 2 o'clock at the house, Rev. David H. Craver, pastor of
the North Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment will be made in
Glenwood Cemetery. The bearers will be John Herzog of Buffalo, Walter
Althoff, F. C. Isenman, Gilbert Fletcher, Fred Henle and Hugh Reynolds
From Geneva Daily Times 23 January 1924
The death of Mrs. Catherine F. Guard occurred yesterday
afternoon at 3 o'clock at her home, 233 Castle street, following an
illness of about a week with pneumonia. She was the widow of the late
Henry J. Guard of this city. She is survived by her son, Louis H.
Guard, and her daughter, Mrs. Charles Lyon of Geneva; one sister, Mrs.
Mary Fern of Corning; two brothers, Daniel Ryan of Corning and Patrick
Ryan of Elmira; two grandsons, L. Howard Guard and Louis Byron
Rennyson. Miss Grace Tanner of this city is a cousin. The funeral will
be held Friday morning at 8:30 at the residence, and at nine o'clock at
St. Francis de Sales church. Interment will be made in St. Patrick's
From Geneva Gazette 4 November 1864
Died, at Andersonville, Ga., in July last, Almon L. Guile, Sergeant
Y. V. Deceased was a brother of Mr. Geo. Guile and
formerly resided in this village; he was taken prisoner at Gettysburg.
Mr. Guile sustained his christian integrity till the last; he won
during his career the unbounded confidence of his officers, and on two
occasions bore dispatches through the rebel lines to detached portions
of the regiment voluntarily -- a task in the execution of which he
bravely bore his life in his hands. Mr. Guile ever firmly asserted and
held whatever he believed to be the right.
From Ontario County Times 29 January 1879
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Annie E. Guile died on Tuesday evening, at
the home of her father, Mr. Elisha Peck. A large circle of friends
mourn her loss. The funeral services were held at the house on Friday
From Geneva Gazette 11 June 1880
Homer W. Guilford died at his residence on Genesee street on
Wednesday morning last. He had been an invalid, suffering from dropsy
and heart disease many years, incapacitating him for labor of any kind.
A fatal termination was not unlooked for at any time. The widow and
four children are left to mourn their great loss. Deceased was second
son of the late Rufus Guilford. His wife was a daughter of the late
Thos. Ottley of Seneca Castle. His
sons are Frank P., cigar maker of this place, Wm. H., telegraph
operator of Syracuse, and Frederick, a lad of 13; his daughter, Mrs.
wife of W. G. Leake of New York. The funeral of Mr. Guilford will take
place tomorrow at 2 o'clock p.m. from the house, and at 3 p.m. from
the M. E. church.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 February 1905
Mrs. Jane P. Guilford, seventy-seven years of age, died at her
late residence, 183 Genesee street, at 4:30 o'clock yesterday
afternoon. Mrs. Guilford had been a resident of Geneva for nearly fifty
years. Her husband, Homer W. Guilford, who died twenty-five years ago,
was a prominent dry goods merchant in Geneva. Deceased is survived by
one daughter, Mrs. Ella Leake, with whom Mrs. Guilford lived, and by
two sons, Frank P. Guilford and Fred R. Guilford, of this city. The
funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from her late home,
Rev. C. E. Jewell officiating. Burial will be in Washington street
From Geneva Gazette 28 September 1877
Died - in Phelps on the 24th inst., Mr. Rufus Guilford, aged
month. Mr. Guilford was formerly and for many
years an honored resident and farmer of this town, or of that portion
of it lying within the present boundaries of Seneca. He was born at
Conway, Vt., Aug. 22, 1800, and at the age of 24 moved west and located
at Orleans in this county, and engaged in the manufacture of cloth.
After remaining there three years he removed to Onondaga county
and engaged in farming. In a year or two he returned to Ontario
and bought and cultivated a farm a little south of Seneca Castle;
from thence he removed to the premises on the Castle road now owned
by Mr. Geo. W. Root, nurseryman, and built a spacious brick mansion now
occupied by Mr. R. About ten years ago Mr. Guilford sold this
farm and purchased and removed to another in Phelps, where he spent
the remainder of his days.
Mr. Guilford in early life gave
his heart to God and lived the life of a devout and conscientious
Christian, in full membership with the Presbyterian Church, and in that
faith passed away, triumphant over death in the
cheering hope of awakening to blissful immortality. It can be
truthfully said of Mr. Guilford that he never wronged his fellowmen.
We shall bear him in fragrant remembrance
as a valued friend and patron. Last Wednesday his remains
were brought to Geneva for interment beside those of wife and children
gone before. The ailment of which he died was dropsy.
From Geneva Advertiser 17 March 1903
William J. Guilford died at the home of his mother on Genesee
street last Saturday afternoon at two o'clock, aged 52 years and 3
months. He was an expert telegrapher, but losing his sight had to give
up his position in Syracuse and came home. The Syracuse Herald says
the best men in the employ of the Western Union company.
He was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer W. Guilford and is survived
by his mother, one sister, Mrs. Ella Leake and two brothers, Frank and
Fred, all residing here. He was never married. The funeral occurs this
afternoon at 3 o'clock from the
house. He was very patient through all his affliction, and it was very
sad to see him walking in the street guided by a friend, but he always
responded cheerfully to the greeting of his many friends.
From Shortsville Enterprise 15 August 1935
Daniel Guilfoyle, a long-time residence of Shortsville,
at the family home in East avenue on Tuesday night, following an
extended illness. He was aged 72 years. Mr. Guilfoyle was born in
Ireland on May 30, 1863, and came to America 45 years ago, locating at
Shortsville. He had been employed for 42 years as section foreman for
the Lehigh Valley Railroad at Manchester, retiring two years ago on a
pension. Besides his wife, he leaves three sons, Howard of Detroit, and
John and Daniel of Shortsville; three daughters, Mrs. Paul J. Burke and
Mrs. R. M. Laber of Rochester, and Mrs. M. A. Bryant of Bridgeport,
Calif.; one brother, Patrick Guilfoyle of Harrisburg, Pa.; two sisters,
Mrs. Josephine Marsa of Shortsville and Mrs. Mary Burke of
Ireland; eight grandchildren and several nephews and nieces. Funeral
services will be held from the home on Friday morning at 9:00 o'clock
and from St. Dominic's church at 9:30, conducted by the pastor, the
Rev. John E. Napier. The interment will be made in St. Rose cemetery.
The bearers will be Peter J. Burke of Palmyra, Edward Brophy of
Manchester, Edward Brophy of Manchester and John Loughney, Patrick
O'Brien, John Shaw.
From Geneva Daily Times April 19 1930
Mrs. James Guinan of 19 North Exchange street died this morning at
her home following a short illness. She is survived by four daughters,
Mrs. Elizabeth Dakin, Mrs. Richard J. Walsh and the Misses Mae and
Marguerite Guinan; four sons, Thomas, John, James and Francis, all of
Geneva; two sisters, Mrs. Peter Skinner of Lyons and Mrs. Thomas Kirby
of Geneva; and one brother, Michael Ahern of Lyons.
From Ontario County Journal 10 July 1908
Honeoye, N. Y. - On Monday, at his home in this village, occurred the death of Gnoman Miller Guldner, after
an illness of nearly two years duration. He had been a great sufferer
from asthma all his life, having been in feeble health for the past 15
years. Mr. Guldner was born in the town of Conesus 64 years ago,
but came to the village of Hemlock when a young man. Thirty-eight years
ago, he married Miss Elizabeth Short, daughter of Philip and Nancy
Short of Hemlock. They continued to reside at that place until about 26
years ago, when they came to this village where they have since
resided. During that time, Mr. Guldner won the respect of the fellow
townsmen and made many friends, who now sympathize with the bereaved
family. He is survived by his wife, who has tenderly cared for him
through the long months of illness; one son, Professor Charles Miller
Guldner of Northville; two grandsons; and two sisters, who reside in
Oregon. The funeral was held from his late home on Wednesday afternoon,
Rev. Dr. Arthur C. Dill officiating. The interment was in Lakeview
From unknown source
Charles A. Gulick, Sr. age 86
Charles A Gulick, Sr. of Woodside died Sunday August 7, 2005, in
Westminster Health Center, Dover. He was 86.
Mr. Gulick was born August 6, 1919 in Greece, N. Y., son of the late
Harry S. and Bertha Alt Gulick.
He began his education in a one room schoolhouse before attending
Palmyra High School until age 15 when he left school to enter the work
Mr. Gulick worked nights for 45 years with the New York Central and the
Leigh Valley Railroad and for 25 of those years worked mornings picking
up milk from area dairy farmers for delivery to the milk plant.
He also worked for Garlocks in Palmyra and Gleason Works in Rochester,
He enjoyed gardening and was featured in the Delaware State News on
August 16, 1996, for growing a 9-foot tomato plant.
Mr. Gulick was a member of the Whatcoat United Methodist Church for 25
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter Sarah
Copp; a baby son; four brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years and caregiver, Mildred
E. Gulick; a son Charles A. Gulick, Jr. of Oseola, MO; six daughters
two sons-in-law, Mary Lou Bennett of Orlando, FL; Norma and
Williams of Oseola, MO; Virginia and Lynn Hurley, Dover, DE; Beverly
of Arizona; June Gulick and Barbara Lacasse of Chicopee, MA; 23
grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and two
Services will be at 11 a.m. August 10, 2005 in the Pippin Funeral Home
119 West Camden-Wyoming Ave., Camden-Wyoming, DE. Burial will be in the
Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden, DE. Instead of flowers, the family
memorial contributions to the Whatcoat United Methodist Church, 16 N.
St., Camden, DE 19934.
Charles A. Gulick lived outside Manchester and Shortsville for many
years. Submitted by June Gulick
who would welcome contact with acquaintances of Mr. Gulick.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 February 1898
William Gulick died at 5 o'clock this morning at his residence,
210 Genesee street, aged 78 years. The deceased was one of Geneva's
well known citizens, and had resided here for many years. He is the
father of Mrs. Caroline A. Stanish of this city. A son, Frank Gulick of
New York city, also survives him. Mr. Gulick had been in feeble health
for the past ten years. The funeral will take place from the late
residence, at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Rev. Dr. A. W. Broadway,
pastor of the Methodist church, will officiate.
From Ontario County Journal 29 June 1900
Seneca Castle, N. Y. - Reuben Gulvin, a widely known and
respected citizen of this place, died at Canandaigua on Friday, his
death following an operation for a bowel trouble. Sixteen years ago Mr.
Gulvin came to Seneca Castle from England, and since that time he had
resided in this vicinity. He was an active worker in religious affairs
and always displayed a keen interest in the welfare of the Methodist
church, of which he was a member. Before coming to this country he
conducted religious services in the capacity of what is termed a "local
preacher." He was 53 years of age and his death at this time leaves his
large family in unfortunate circumstances. Mr. Gulvin was a member of a
remarkable family. His father and mother and all of his 15 brothers and
sisters are still living. In his own family which includes 14 children,
his was the first death. The children are: Mrs. John Stettinius, Mrs.
John Foltz, Mrs. William Mack and Edward Gulvin, of Canandaigua; and
Thomas, Frances, Constance, Charles, Emily, William, David, Gracia,
Mabel and Hobart Gulvin of Seneca Castle. The youngest child is two
years old. The funeral services were largely attended at the Methodist
church on Sunday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. Mr. Andrews.
From Ontario County Journal 11 February 1910
Manchester, N. Y. - Reuben Gulvin died suddenly at his home on
Wednesday morning. He has been in feeble health for some time. In less
than an hour after eating breakfast and while seated in a chair death
came. He was born 79 years ago in Kent county, England, and came to
Manchester in 1859. He was married in 1871 to Miss Maria Gulvin of this
village, who survives him. One daughter, Mrs. Albert Hawkes of
Manchester also survives. For over 14 years Mr. Gulvin carried the
Manchester mail to and from Shortsville. His obliging manner won
everyone for his friend.
From Ontario County Times 5 April 1876
A correspondent of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
communicates the following facts respecting the late Esther B.
Gunn, whose death was announced in these columns last week: "Mrs.
Gunn's 93d birthday occurred on the 14th day of January last and up to
within a few days previous to her death, her health and all her
faculties were good, and she was daily engaged in doing fine sewing and
household duties. Nearly three years since the writer had the pleasure
of meeting Mrs. Gunn, who was in perfect health, and upon that occasion
learned something from her in regard to her early advent to the Genesee
country which we append to this notice of her death.
Like other portions of the Genesee country, East Bloomfield was first
settled by New Englanders. Its settlement commences simultaneously with
that of Canandaigua. Early after the opening of navigation, the first
settlers in East Bloomfield left Schenectady, some of the men with
household furniture and stores in boats, but the most of the party upon
pack horses, following generally the Indian trails. Amos Brunson first
came to the town of East Bloomfield in 1793, from Berkshire, Mass.,
driving an ox team and being upon the road twenty-eight days. In
February, 1794, he moved his family to their new home in the
wilderness, arriving there on the 15th of February, by sleighs drawn by
horse teams. Mr. Brunson located upon a lot of land lying a short
distance west of Mud Creek, on the state road, and made improvements,
soon after opening a tavern for the accommodation of emigrants and new
settlers. When the family of Mr. Brunson arrived in East Bloomfield in
1794, there was one daughter named Esther, and it is of her that I am
about to write. At this time, Esther was in her girlhood, she being but
eleven years old. A brief interview with Esther (Mrs. Gunn) who was
ninety years old on the 14th of January last, presented to my mind one
of the best preserved women that I ever met. I found her in possession
of perfect health, her hearing and eyesight quite as brilliant as when
young, with an elasticity of step and straightness of form that would
put to blush many of the young ladies of the present day. Mrs. Gunn is
the widow of Linus Gunn, and the mother of Mrs. Steele, with whom she
now resides. From the hasty interview held with Mrs. Gunn, I learned
that her father drove the first team that passed over the Centerfield
road from Canandaigua going west. It was then a dense wilderness. This
was afterwards laid out as a state road, six rods in width, in the
summer of 1794. The surveyor's name was Rose. General Chapin and a Mr.
Elliott, of Onondaga county, were the commissioners, and they stayed at
her father's during their examination at that time. When the axemen
commenced chopping down the heavy timber, making the opening six rods
wide, it enabled them to see a long distance each way, and made a great
change in the appearance of their wilderness home. the line of the road
diverged to the north after leaving her father's house and passed out
at Frederick Toby's. Her father kept a public house for the
entertainment of travelers, and she well remembered that after the
death of General Chapin, the great lamentation that prevailed among the
early settlers over their great loss. Judge Hosmer of Avon came to her
father's on his way to the funeral of General Chapin, in a comfortable
sleigh with a fine pair of horses driven by a colored servant, and
tendered her father a seat in his sleigh to accompany him to
Canandaigua. Mrs. Gunn often saw Red Jacket, Farmer's Brother, and many
other prominent Indian chiefs and warriors, as they passed her father's
house on their way to and from their council fires and treaties.
From Ontario County Chronicle 14 September 1904
Lucius B. Gunn, formerly proprietor of the Canandaigua Hotel, and
one of the best known hotel men in Western New York, died Monday
morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Ardelia Pittenger near
Centerfield at the advanced age of 83 years. He had been a sufferer
from paralysis for some time and his death was not unexpected. The
funeral services will be held Wednesday and interment will be in
From Ontario County Journal 5 December 1884
Mr. W. Porter Gunn, an old and well-known citizen of this place,
died very suddenly at the Canandaigua Hotel, Wednesday night, of
paralysis of the brain. Mr. Gunn ate a hearty dinner at noon on
Wednesday. Later in the day he sat down and apparently went into a
sleep. He soon fell from his chair, when he was immediately cared for,
and a physician being called it was found that he was seriously ill,
he died in the night. Mr. Gunn was for many years associated with his
brother, L. B. Gunn, in the management of the Canandaigua Hotel, but of
late years has not been engaged in any regular business. His age was
about 63 years. He leaves a wife and several grown-up children.
From Shortsville Enterprise 4 November 1915
The remains of Alfred M. Gunnison, of Phelps, whose death
was noted in last week's Enterprise, were interred in Canandaigua last
Thursday. Mr. Gunnison was born in Canandaigua and had spent the larger
part of his life there. He removed from Shortsville to Phelps during the month of August,
1914. He was first married to Miss Lucy Mink, of this village, who died
in 1903. His second marriage was with Mrs. Lillian Sanford on March 22,
1905, who survives him, as well as two children, Leon F. Gunnison, of
Elgin, Ill., and Mrs. Carolton Sanford, of Newark, and two brothers,
Frank Gunnison, of Canandaigua, and George Gunnison, of Sheldrake
From Ontario County Journal 13 November 1896
North Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Alvin Gunnison, one of the oldest
residents of the place, passed away last week Wednesday forenoon. She
had been a sufferer for a long time and her death was not a surprise.
She was well known in this place; not only that, but was loved and
esteemed by all who knew her. She has left to mourn her loss a son,
Dwight, who will miss a loving mother's care. He has the sympathy of
all the friends and neighbors in the community. Funeral services were
held at the residence on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. L. C.
Browne officiating. Burial was in the village cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 19 August 1891
Farmington, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Esther S. Gunnison took
place Saturday, the 8th inst. She was a daughter of the late Jared
Smith, and for several years past she had lived in the homestead
mansion, just west of Mertensia. During her last illness, however, she
was at the Sanitarium at Clifton Springs, where she died. The funeral
was largely attended.
From Ontario County Journal 31 December 1915
The death of Frank N. Gunnison, aged 60 years, occurred at
his home on West Gibson street, on Sunday morning, following a long
illness. Deceased was at one time an overseer of the poor of
Canandaigua town and was well-known. He leaves his wife; three sons,
Floyd and Ernest Gunnison, of Canandaigua, and Elmer Gunnison of
Detroit; also one brother, George Gunnison of Sheldrake Springs. Rev.
Charles M. Eddy officiated at the funeral services on Tuesday
afternoon. Interment was in Woodlawn.
From Ontario County Chronicle 14 October 1903
At her home on upper Main Street early Sunday morning occurred the
death of Mrs. Fred Gunnison, aged 36 years. Death was due to
typhoid fever. She leaves, besides her husband, several children. The
funeral was held yesterday afternoon.
From Ontario County Journal 17 June 1910
From his late residence on West Gibson street on Monday last, was
carried to Woodlawn the remains of one of Canandaigua's best citizens, George
The funeral services, largely attended, were in
charge of his pastor, Rev. Arthur Copeland of the Methodist Episcopal
church, assisted by Rev. Ward Mosher of Newark and Rev. J. S. Ebersole.
A delegation of the Methodist Brotherhood marched behind the casket to
the cemetery, where he was buried with the full ritual services of his
church. George L. Gunnison was born in the town Feb. 14, 1830, and died
here June 10, 1910. The eighty years of his career have not been marked
by any pretentious, but by a uniform life of labor and devotion to duty
in every place and condition he was called by Providence to fill. He
was married December 15, 1853, to Jane A. Tiffany, a woman of beautiful
spirit and character, who bore him three sons, all living, Frank and
Fred of Canandaigua, George H., Secretary of the Y. M. C. A at Jersey
Shore, Pa. Mrs. Gunnison died on September 18, 1905, and since, the
life of Mr. Gunnison was one of much loneliness and waiting the call to
reunion. Industrious thrifty, Mr. Gunnison acquired a fair share of
property. In a nature deeply religious, he found in the Methodist
church a home which he loved and loyally and liberally supported to the
end. As one of its officers for over 35 years, he was faithful in the
discharge of duty, punctual and regular in attendance upon all the
public services, and always foremost in all things pertaining to its
prosperity. In his home he was at his best, kind and patient, and even
in sickness endeavoring to avoid making himself burdensome to any about
him. He was a lifelong Republican in politics. As an intelligent,
honest and capable man and patriot, he loved and served his day and
generation. He had many friends among all classes, and he leaves this
rich legacy of a good name and an unsullied record.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 20 September 1905
At her home in West Gibson street, Sept. 18, occurred the death of Mrs.
wife of George L. Gunnison, aged 71
years. Mrs. Gunnison is survived by her husband, George L. Gunnison;
and three sons, George, Jr., Frank N. and Fred M. The funeral was held
Western Luminary, Rochester NY, Sat. 23 Mar 1844
[a Universalist newspaper]
Gunnison, Julia Ann
DIED, In East Bloomfield, on the 22d of Feb., Julia Ann, consort of Orrin Gunnison,
in he 28th year of her age. After a long and distressing illness
of the pulmonary complaint, she yielded her spirit to God who gave it,
in calmness, and without a single fear. For many years she had
been a firm and unshaken believer in the impartial and universal grace
of God, under the holy influence of which faith she bore her sufferings
with Christian patience… Possessed of a sweet disposition, she
was beloved by all who knew her, and her loss is deeply regretted by a
large circle of warm friends, and afflictingly so, by the family of the
deceased. Her funeral was attended by the writer, on the Sunday
following, at the Universalist church in Bristol, where a large
congregation was assembled…
This contribution was kindly donated by Karen Dau, Rochester NY
Archivist, NY State Convention of Universalists
From Victor Herald 6 October 1899
On Tuesday night of this week occurred the death of Mrs. Sila
A. Gurley, at the home of her son, Dr. James F. Draper, in this
village, where she has resided for many years. Mrs. Gurley was the
daughter of Dr. James and Lucy Post and was born in White Creek,
Washington county, this state, in June 1807. In 1823, she married Dr.
Philip N. Draper. To them
two children were born, James F. and Maria Lucy. The latter lived to be
but 10 years of age. The husband lived only a short time after their
dying in Manchester, this county, in 1827. Mrs. Draper again married in
1831 to Dr. Royal Gurley. Four children were born from this union, one
and three daughters. Of these Mason J., of this village, and Mrs. E. E.
Fletcher of Lake Lyndon, Mich., survive, and Mrs. Mary Humphreyville,
of Chicago, Ill., and Mrs. Maria Shumway, late of St. Paul, Minn.,
away several years ago. Dr. and Mrs. Gurley moved to Michigan in 1834
he died in 1845. Mrs. Gurley had been a resident of this town for
years. Being feeble in health, she was unable to mingle much in society
and lived a quiet life, but was always happy, and kind to those who
in contact with her. In her early life she attended the Methodist
but since living in this village, when able, she attended the
Church. Mrs. Gurley's death was caused from a general wearing out. She
not a sufferer from disease. The funeral services will be held this
at 2 o'clock from her late residence, Rev. H. F. Ellinwood, officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 7 May 1909
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - William Gurnee, night clerk in the New
York Central freight office, Canandaigua, was found dead in bed at his
home here on Saturday. He was aged about 41 years. He had not been in
his usual health for some months, but had kept at work and lately had
felt better. He worked the night before as usual, returning that
morning at 7:30 as was his custom. He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Peter Gurnee, with whom he lived. Mr. Gurnee had hurried to his home,
thinking he would take the 8:40 train for Rochester. He went at once to
his room to prepare for the trip. When he did not come down, his
parents thought that he had decided to remain at home. Near noon his
mother, going to his room to call him, was horror stricken to see him
lying on the bed dead. Dr. Wheeler, who was called at once, pronounced
it a case of heart failure. Mr. Gurnee was a member of the Masonic
lodge of Canandaigua. The funeral was held at the family home on
Tuesday afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev. H. C. Rafter, a
former rector of St. Peter's church, now of Salamanca.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 March 1910
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth Smith Guyett, aged 66 years, died
at the home of her sister, Mrs. Willard Shepard, on Saturday after a
long and painful illness. She was the widow of a Civil war veteran who
died in Buffalo several years ago, and her body was taken there
yesterday for interment. She leaves one son, Albert Guyett, and another
sister, Mrs. Nelson Ross, both of Honeoye.
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