"Ham" to "Han" Obituaries
From Ontario County Chronicle 14 May 1902
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - On Saturday night at his home, two miles
of this village, Burton Ham died, at the age of 84 years. Mr.
was born December 8, 1817, near the old stone mill, and had lived here
his life with the exception of some seven or eight years spent in the
of West Bloomfield and Bristol. He was one of the most companionable of
and reminiscent of the days when Bloomfield was the metropolis of
New York and Rochester was a small hamlet. A few years ago he possessed
large collection of native and foreign coins, some of them 3,000 years
almanacs from 1600 to the present time, Indian relics, and old books,
of which he delighted to exhibit to his friends. He leaves a wife,
daughters, Mrs. Myron Codding, and Mrs. Delia Hawey of West Bloomfield,
Georgia Ham, of this place; one brother, Moses Ham, of Newark, N. Y.;
two sisters, Mrs. Ira Leete, of Marion, N. Y., and Mrs. Aaron Orcutt of
From Ontario County Journal 29 December 1905
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Erdina B. Hamm, widow
of Burton Hamm, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Myron H.
Codding, on Tuesday at the age of 85 years. Mrs. Hamm was born in this
town and had resided here all her life. The death of her husband, the
well-known relic collector, occurred three years ago. She leaves two
daughters, Mrs. Codding, and Georgianna Hamm. The latter had
cared for her through a long period of helplessness from rheumatism.
The funeral was held from the Codding home yesterday morning at 11
o'clock, Rev. L. D. Boynton officiating. The interment was made at
From Geneva Daily Times 4 January 1915
The death of Mrs. Clarissa Hamilton, aged 91 years, colored,
occurred last evening at 5:30 o'clock at her home, 332 Pulteney street.
She is survived by one son, Henry Hamilton, of Buffalo; one sister,
Miss Nancy Condol, and one brother, Joseph Condol, both of this city.
From Ontario County Journal 24 May 1889
Bristol, N. Y. - David L. Hamilton, of Honeoye, died after a three
week's illness on Tuesday, the 14th, aged 80 years. Mr. Hamilton was
born in Sanford, Mass., in 1809, and removed with his parents to
Richmond the succeeding year. He had passed his life upon the farm
where he died. In 1831 he married Miss Laura More, whom he survived
nearly eight years. The funeral services were held from his late
residence on Thursday p.m., Rev. Mr. Day officiating.
From Ontario County Chronicle 19 August 1903
Shortsville, N. Y. - Edwin Hamilton, oldest son of Patrick
Hamilton, died Thursday, Aug. 18, at 6:30 p.m., after years of illness,
supposed to be caused by too close confinement in the printing office
of the New York World. Part of each year when health permitted, he
worked a machine for setting type. He recruited at home summers and was
persuaded by friends to find some more congenial employment, but he was
determined to return to the work he chose about 18 years ago. He began
to set type in the office of the Enterprise of this place, becoming
proficient he worked in different places until he got employment in the
World office. He was a favorite from the first and got the first
position for compositors. The last few months he lived with his eldest
sister, Mrs. Cornelius Breen, near Hopewell Center. When she died
suddenly a few days ago he returned with his wife and only living
daughter to his father's home at Littleville. He is mourned by wife,
daughter, father and
step-mother, one brother, and one sister, and a host of friends. His
age was only a little past 35, but the vacant chair will be remembered
by the whole vicinity.
From Shortsville Enterprise 31 July 1913
Parlor Village residents are deeply affected by news of the death
of Mrs. Ellen Hamilton, relict of Patrick Hamilton, formerly a
resident of Littleville. Her demise occurred at the Canandaigua
Hospital on Sunday night, where she had been receiving treatment for
the past three months. Her age was 70 years. At the death of her
husband about three years ago, Mrs. Hamilton went to Canandaigua to
reside with her step-daughter, Mrs. William E. Hanley. Mrs. Hamilton
was greatly loved by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her
genial manner won for her a firm place in their hearts and her memory
will long remain fresh in their minds. She and her husband resided for
many years in a little cottage at Littleville and he acted as flagman
for the New York Central. They were extremely popular with the young
people of the village and not one thought of passing the crossing
without a chat with Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton. Many a village boy has been
rescued from the pangs of hunger by cookies from Mrs. Hamilton's
larder. They all considered it a pleasure to be in their company and
felt better for having talked with them. They were truly lovable old
people and many a Shortsville boy and girl has shed tears in their
memory. Besides Mrs. Hanley, the deceased leaves another step-daughter,
Mrs. Elizabeth Quinn, of Rochester, and a step-son, John Hamilton of
Auburn. The remains were taken to Geneva on Wednesday morning for
interment beside those of her husband, after the funeral services from
the mortuary rooms of Ahrens and Breen at Canandaigua at 9 o'clock.
From Ontario Messenger 5 March 1851
At his residence in Richmond, on the 1st day of March, 1851, Hugh
Hamilton, aged 80 years. Mr. H. was born in Hampden county,
Massachusetts, and removed from there to the town of Richmond in an
early day, where he has resided for forty years. His funeral was
attended on the second day by a
large concourse of people who mourned the loss of kind neighbor and a
From Geneva Daily Times 25 September 1896
The death of John Hamilton occurred yesterday afternoon at
2:30 o'clock at his residence on North Main street, at the age of 33
years. The cause of death was pneumonia by which he had been attacked
three days before. He leaves four young children besides his wife. The
funeral will be held from the house at 8:30 o'clock tomorrow morning,
and from St. Francis deSales church at 9 o'clock.
From Ontario County Journal 31 December 1915
Honeoye, N. Y. - The funeral of Othello Hamilton, who died
last week Wednesday at his home in Spencer, was held on Friday
afternoon from the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Ashley, Rev.
Gordon Henshaw officiating. Burial was made in Lake View cemetery. Mr.
Hamilton was born in this town 68 years ago and had always lived here
until five years ago when he moved to Spencer. He was a son of Deacon
and Mrs. Leonard Hamilton, and leaves his wife, two daughters, Mrs.
William Ashley of this place, and Mrs. Albert Alger of Spencer; a son,
Ola Hamilton of Spencer; and a brother, Clinton Hamilton, of this place.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 May 1910
Shortsville, N. Y. - Patrick Hamilton of Littleville
7:30 o'clock last evening of heart failure. He was 65 years of age. He
is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. William Hanley of
Canandaigua; and a son, John Hamilton, living in Auburn. He was a
member of the C. M. B. A. The funeral will take place from St.
Dominick's church tomorrow morning at 8:30 o'clock, and the body will
be taken to Geneva for burial. Rev. Father Dougherty of Canandaigua and
Rev. Father O'Hanlon of Clifton Springs will officiate at the funeral
Shortsville, N. Y. - The funeral of Patrick Hamilton will
be held from St. Dominick's church tomorrow morning at 8:30 o'clock,
Father James O'Hanlon, Father Dougherty of Canandaigua and Father
Cosgrove of Auburn officiating. Mr. Hamilton and his first wife,
Margaret Hasson, came from County Derry, Ireland, to Geneva when they
were first married and lived there until 30 years ago when they moved
with their four children to Littleville, a suburb of this village,
where their youngest child was born. When the latter was one and a half
old, their mother died, leaving Mr. Hamilton with his five motherless
little ones to care for. Twenty-seven years ago he married his second
wife, Miss Ellen Dergan of Ovid, who survives him. Two of the children,
Edward Hamilton and Mrs. Breen, died seven years ago of heart trouble.
Patrick Hamilton, the subject of this sketch, had been in his usual
health until up to the time of his death which came while he was in the
cellar Tuesday evening preparing seed potatoes for planting. Mr.
Hamilton had been a faithful employee of the N.Y.C.R.R. Co. all these
years and his gentle and loving ways won him hosts of friends who met
him in his public capacity.
From Geneva Gazette 13 August 1880
Mrs. Patrick Hamilton, late of Geneva, died near Shortsville
Friday evening last. The bereaved husband is left with a family of six
young children, the youngest an infant, in giving birth to which the
mother gave up her life. Mr. Hamilton has the heartfelt sympathy of his
host of friends in Geneva. The funeral of Mrs. H. was attended from the
church of St. Francis de Sales in Geneva last Sunday afternoon.
From Ontario County Journal 8 October 1886
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Geo. W. Hamlin died at his home last
Thursday morning, at 3 o'clock, after an illness of only four days. He
was an energetic business man, and his death will be sincerely mourned
by the community and a large circle
of relatives and friends.
From Ontario County Journal 23 December 1910
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral of Harley Hamlin was
held from the Congregational church on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock,
being conducted by Rev. W. D. Robinson, and interment was in the
village cemetery. His death occurred at his home here on Thursday
morning at the age of 83 years. For some time he had been in a helpless
condition from paralysis. He had been a successful farmer, was
supervisor of the town for three or four years, and had also held the
office of assessor. He is survived by one son, Philo H. Hamlin.
From Victor Herald 5 December 1891
Henry W. Hamlin, a life-long resident of East Bloomfield, died at
his residence in that village Monday evening, age 84 years. Mr. Hamlin
was the son of Elijah Hamlin, one of the pioneers of the Phelps and
Gorham purchase, and one of the early settlers of the far-famed
Bloomfield of the Genesee county. He was one of the most active,
honorable and successful business
men of his time and was widely known in this section of the State.
During the war, and for several years previous, he was the
representative of his town in the Board of Supervisors. In 1856 he
established the bank of Lima in connection with the late John Mosher;
he was a director of the Flour City bank during the time of Francis
Gorton. He was one of the first directors of the First National bank of
Canandaigua, and in
connection with Messrs. Parmele & Higinbotham, opened the bank in
this village after the Moore failure. During the period of his activity
he was identified with many business enterprises of importance. His
and council were often sought in business and financial matters, and
trusts involving great responsibility were often committed to his
In the year 1841, he married Sybil B. Sears, who died some years ago.
These survive him: John S. Hamlin, Mrs. Agnes Steele, Mrs. P. O.
of East Bloomfield; F. H. Hamlin of Canandaigua; and Mrs. W. A.
Higinbotham of Victor; besides Sybil W. Hamlin, a daughter of George W.
late of East Bloomfield, deceased. The funeral took place at the family
residence Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
From Ontario County Journal 20 November 1896
Naples, N. Y. - On Monday was held the large and impressive
funeral of Mrs. Mary Dennison Hamlin, wife of Edwin A. Hamlin,
one of the most exemplary and best beloved women of the town. She died
Friday morning, Nov. 13, aged 70 years and eight months. She had lived
here on one farm since her marriage in 1854, having come on from
Saybrook, Conn., her native place. No language could fully express her
worth to her family and community and to the church during all of these
years. She leaves behind her husband, three sons, two of whom, George
d. and Fred E., are physicians in Brooklyn, one, Charles E., residing
with his wife at the old home; and also one daughter, Miss Mary. Her
pastor, Rev. B. F. Millard, who welcomed her to Naples as a bride in
his first pastorate here, officiated at the funeral. Fifty carriages
followed this sainted mother to her resting place from the home she
loved so well.
From Ontario County Journal 26 January 1883
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Philo Hamlin, the oldest native
resident in town, died suddenly at the residence of his son, Harley
Hamlin, last Saturday morning. He partook of his breakfast as usual and
passed into the sitting room, where he was found a few moments later
dead in his chair. Deceased was 88 years of age and respected by all
who knew him.
Funeral services were held on Monday.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 5 April 1916
Geneva, N. Y. - Arthur Hammond, aged 91 years, probably the oldest
resident of Geneva, died today in his home, at 148 Genesee street,
after an illness of about three months. Mr. Hammond was born in
Heantco, Devon, England, and came to America in the year 1850, locating
first in Stafford, N. Y. From there he went to Iowa, where he remained
until 1858, when he came to Geneva and went into the nursery business
with Dr. Andrew Merrill and E. A. Bronson. The nursery was on
Washington street, where later the Atwood nurseries were located.
Subsequently he had for a partner, A. A. Newson and then went into
business with his brother, John Hammond. At the time of his retirement,
about fifteen years ago, he was a partner of the late S. D. Willard.
Mr. Hammond was a member of the First Presbyterian church and was, for
forty years, an elder in the church. He was senior elder at the time of
his death. His church duties were his principal interests outside of
his home. On June 25, 1868, after coming to Geneva, he married Miss
Jane M. Jenner, of this city, daughter of the late Samuel Jenner,
besides whom he leaves three sons, Arthur J. Hammond of this city;
Charles E. Hammond of Winnipeg, Manitoba; one brother, Frank Hammond of
Buffalo; and one sister, Mrs. D. D. MacColt of Phelps. The funeral will
be held from the home on Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock. It is expected
that Dr. W. W. Weller, the pastor of the First Presbyterian church, who
is at present out of the city, will be here to officiate. Interment
will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 12 November 1927
Naples, N. Y., Nov. 11 - Mrs. Delphine Cooper Hammond, 76, died
yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Purl Yaw, in Main
street. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abel Cooper and was born
at Cayuta on March 1, 1851. Most of her life was spent at Bath and
Elmira. Three years ago she came to Naples to reside with her daughter.
June 12, 1870 she married Edward W. Hammond, who was superintendent of
the Soldiers Home Farm at Bath for many years. Mrs. Hammond was a
member of the Methodist church at Naples. She leaves three daughters,
Mrs. Steve Bergan of Sonyea, Mrs. Purl Yaw of Naples and Mrs. George
Zeigler of Detroit, Mich. Funeral from the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Purl Yaw, at 3 o'clock on Sunday afternoon with Rev. William Partington
of the Methodist church officiating. Burial in Rose Ridge cemetery.
From Phelps Citizen 27 July 1927
At four o'clock yesterday morning occurred the death of Mrs. E. H. Hammond, at
the home of her son, just east of this village. The deceased was
seventy-eight years of age, having been born Apr. 27, 1838. At the home
of her father, Joshua Easton of Charlotte, she was united in marriage
to Edward H. Hammond of Stafford, Genesee County, N. Y., and there she
spent the first ten years of her married life. In 1871 they removed to
Oaks Corners, where they remained until the death of Mr. Hammond in
September, 1907. Eleven children were born to them, of whom 6 survive:
Erma L. of Westfield, Mass., Eleanor E. of Rye, N. Y., Joshua Eaton of
Fairport, Edward H. of Gardena, Cal., William V. of this village and
Frank A. of Brookline, Mass. It is a pleasant thought that all of these
were able to be with her part of the time during her last illness. The
funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. at the home of her son on East
Main street, the Rev. H. Bradley Sayre of Oaks Corners officiating.
Next to her home, no place was dearer to her than the Presbyterian
church of Oaks Corners, of which she was a faithful and devoted member.
It was after three months of weariness and languor that the tired
spirit took its flight into that eternal realm, where we believe that
there remains a rest for the people of God.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 September 1907
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Edward Harris Hammond occurred
at nine o'clock yesterday morning at his home in Oaks Corners. He had
been ill about three weeks with typhoid fever. Mr. Hammond was born in
Devonshire, England, July 31, 1826, and came to this country in 1850.
He resided for a time in the vicinity of Batavia and came to this town
about thirty-five years ago.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 July 1907
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Miss Frances Harriet Hammond occurred
at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Hammond, at Oaks
Corners, late Saturday night. Miss Hammond had been ill
several months with pulmonary trouble. She was 43 years of age. The
services will be held tomorrow afternoon at Oaks Corners and the
will be at the Phelps Cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 14 April 1876
Mrs. Hugh Hammond, mother of ______ and John Hammond, nurserymen
of Geneva, died in Phelps on Sunday last, aged 79 years. It is
stated that she has reared eleven children, and her grand-children
number seventy - all of whom, save one of the latter, survive her.
From Victor Herald 25 February 1893
Jacob Hammond, an old resident of Farmington, died at the residence
of Waterman Smith, Tuesday morning, aged about
80 years. The funeral service was held at 11 o'clock Friday. Rev.
Charles Legal, of the Universalist church, officiating. The interment
was at Farmington.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 July 1895
The funeral of Mrs. S. H. Hammond, whose death occurred at
the family residence on Monday morning, the 15th inst., was held from
Trinity church on Thursday afternoon, at 4 o'clock. A large number of
friends, including many from out-of-town, were in attendance. The
services were conducted by the assistant pastor, Rev.
Bradford Jones, and interment was made in Glenwood. Mrs. Lucy
Wadsworth Langdon, wife of the Hon. Stephen H. Hammond, was the
daughter of A. W. Langdon, and a most estimable christian woman.
She was born in Geneva on March 30th, 1835, and always resided here.
She was very distinguished for her exemplary virtues, benevolence
and social graces. She enjoyed an extensive acquaintance and was
a recognized entertainer and social leader, one of the most highly
respected and esteemed ladies of Geneva. The bereaved husband, one
daughter, Ada W., and a sister, Miss Langdon, survive her,
to whom in their overwhelming sorrow the heartfelt sympathies of the
entire community are extended.
From Ontario County Journal 19 April 1895
Naples, N. Y. - The remains of Luther P. Hancock, who
died at his home in Richmond on Thursday, April 11, were interred in
Hunt's Hollow cemetery on Saturday. The deceased was an old resident of
82 years. He was the father of Mrs. Orlando Maltby, who lived with him.
From Ontario County Journal 30 June 1893
Naples, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Mary C. Hancock, wife
of Luther P. Hancock, of the town of Richmond, occurred last Sunday.
This old couple have been living quite alone for some years on the old
farm, but have had much trouble. Both were feeble, but particularly Mr.
Hancock, and the wife has had the business to manage, and has gone
about in distress. Death has come to her relief. She died at the age of
75 years. She was buried in Hunt's Hollow cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 March 1925
Mrs. Olive N. Hancock, aged 72 years, died Saturday morning
at the Willard State Hospital. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs.
Thomas G. Briggs and Mrs. Claude Grigg of this city, and Mrs. L. V.
Jones, of Rome, N. Y. The funeral was private and was held from the
Glenwood Chapel this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Dr. R. R. Calvin
of St. Peter's Episcopal church had charge. Burial was made in Glenwood
From Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 20 December 1924
Geneva, N. Y. - Franklin A. Hand, 66 years old, blacksmith,
of No. 31 Lake street, died to- day at Geneva City Hospital. He leaves
two daughters, Mrs. Eva Wooley, of Geneva, and Mrs. Bertha
Hunter, of Rochester; and one sister, Mrs. John Taylor, of Junius.
Funeral services will be held by Rev. F. T. Drewett, at the Yells
Chapter at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Interment will be in Rest Haven
From Ontario County Journal 13 February 1914
The death of Mrs. Helen V. Handrahan, wife of Charles F.
Handrahan, Scotland road, occurred on Monday evening, following an
illness of a complication of diseases. Mrs. Handrahan was born in
Canandaigua on July 21, 1883, and had always lived here. She was
graduated from the High school in 1902 and afterwards attended Granger
Place school. The sorrow which her untimely death brings to her family
is shared by a large circle of friends. She leaves, besides her
husband, a six-year-old son, Charles F., Jr.; her father, John H.
Kelly; two brothers, Henry C. of Canandaigua, and John Kelly of
Cleveland, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Timothy L. Brewer and Miss Louise
Kelly; and an aunt, Miss Mary Lynch of Canandaigua. The funeral
services were held yesterday morning at St. Mary's Church. Solemn high mass was
celebrated, with Rev. Robert J. Henry as celebrant. Rev. James T.
Dougherty was deacon and rev. John H. O'Brien, of Rochester,
sub-deacon. The bearers were Frank and Thomas Handrahan of Waltham,
Mass.; J. Frank Caplise, Dr. W. R. J. Wallace, John C. Gleason and
Victor A. Miller of Canandaigua. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery.
From Ontario Repository
& Messenger 11 April 1866
Killed by the Cars - Mr. Chas. S. Handy, a son-in-law of Mr. Benj.
D. Spring of East Bloomfield, was killed by the cars near Muncie on the Pennsylvania Central Rail Road, on Saturday, March 31st.
He was about 30 years of age, and leaves a wife and child living in
East Bloomfield. He had served a term of more than two years in the
army and was wounded at Spottsylvania. His untimely death is mourned by
all who knew him.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 July 1941
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Marvin J. Haner, aged 75 years, died
yesterday at the Canandaigua Thompson Memorial Hospital after a long
illness. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Martha Stanton, Holcomb;
one sister, Mrs. Burtford F. Lockwood, Clifton Springs, R. D.; one
brother, Marion Haner of Newark. Funeral services will be held at 2
p.m. Thursday from the home of his sister, Mrs. Lockwood, at the
Williamson farm on the outlet road, Clifton Springs, Rev. L. L.
Swarthout of the Manchester Baptist church officiating. Burial in
Brookside cemetery, Shortsville.
From Shortsville Enterprise 15 April 1915
The remains of Mrs. Marvin Haner, who died at her home in
Clifton Springs last week Wednesday night, following a long
illness, were interred in Brookside cemetery in this place on Saturday
afternoon. Mrs. Haner was born in the township of Farmington 52 years
From Phelps Citizen 8 May 1879
Died in Phelps, April 27, 1879, Lany Westfall, wife of John Hanes, in
the 43rd year of her age. The sickness of Mrs. Hanes was very brief,
although she has been troubled with disease of the heart for the past
five years. She had an attack of erysipelas of the face on Saturday
previous to her death. With this exception, she was in apparently good
health at ten o'clock on Monday night. At eleven o'clock, when her
daughter visited her apartment, she was dead. A post mortem examination
disclosed extensive dilation of the left side of the heart and valvular
disease. Her remains were taken to Lyons for interment. Mrs. Hanes was
an inestimable woman, and her death is a heavy blow upon a large circle
of friends. The sympathies of the community are extended to the bereaved
husband and family in their sorrow.
From Ontario County Journal 13 March 1908
Bristol, N. Y. - George Haney, who was stricken with
paralysis on Jan. 6, 1907, and had since been an invalid, died on
Saturday night. He was born in Ohio 70 years ago. For many years he was
a familiar figure through the nearby towns with a grocery on wheels and
for the past four years had conducted the grocery and dry goods store
formerly owned by Julius Shulters. He was a deacon of the Universalist
Church and had been greatly missed since his illness had kept him away
from it. He was a good man, honored by all. Many missed his thoughtful
assistance and every one, young and old, knew if they had a favor to
ask Mr. Haney would grant it if possible. He was a kind father and a
loving grandfather, and was both to his two grandsons, Harold and
Theodore Sleight, who remembered no other father. His funeral was held
from the Universalist Church on Tuesday morning, Rev. L. D. Boynton
officiating. He was buried at Allens Hill, beside his wife. He leaves
three children, Mrs. George Wood of Victor; Mrs. William Codding and
Mrs. Courtland Kent of this place; three grandchildren; and a sister,
Mrs. Carr of Allen's Hill. The whole community has lost a friend and
sympathize with the family in their loss.
From Naples Record 22 March 1893
Mrs. Nancy Haney, of Allens Hill, died March 15, aged 79 years. Her burial was in Evergreen Cemetery on Baptist Hill.
From Ontario County Journal 5 April 1907
Friends have requested the publication of the following facts in
relation to the life and death of Mrs. Rhetna Haney, who died
at her home in the town of East Bloomfield, Monday, March 11, at the
age of 79 years and 8 months. The deceased was the widow of Joseph
Haney. Nearly her whole life had been spent in this vicinity. It was
full of activity. As a bride she assumed the duties of housekeeping in
a log house, which stood on the site of the framed house in which she
died. The 61st anniversary of her marriage fell on the day previous to
her death. She was a member of the Methodist church of this village.
Except for being crippled by a fall and failing eyesight, Mrs. Haney
was remarkably vigorous for one of her years. Her last illness was one
of a few days duration. These were days of suffering and she longed to
be released from them and to join her loved ones, gone before. When the
morning came, lifting the curtain of night, the tired hands were folded
and the work of a lifetime was finished. Of a family of five children,
two sons survive, both of whom cared for their mother in her illness.
They are Edgar of Walworth and Mark, with whom she resided. One
brother, Jonas Collister of Lima, and three grandchildren also survive.
The funeral was held at the home on Wednesday, March 13th, Rev. Frank
W. Hill officiating. Burial was made in Boughton Hill Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 24 February 1905
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth Hanggi died on Monday morning
at the home of her son, Alfred. She was of Swiss birth, coming here
with her husband, Samuel Hanggi, and five children, in 1884. She was a
woman of sterling character. Her husband died some years ago, but the
children all survive her. They are Alfred and Samuel, of Naples; Adolph
of Michigan; Albert, of Batavia; and Mrs. Henry Damm, formerly Mrs.
John Miller, of the lake shore.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 March 1919
Gorham, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Anna J. Hankinson took
place at the Willard State Hospital, Tuesday morning, March 11th. Mrs.
Hankinson was a former resident of Gorham. The deceased is survived by
one son, O. A. Hankinson, of Ypsilanti, Mich., two sisters, Mrs. Belle
Thompson and Miss Phoebe Robson of Geneva; and three brothers. The
remains were brought to Gorham for interment.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 November 1909
Gorham, N. Y. - The death of William Hankinson, one of
the longtime resident farmers of Gorham, occurred Thursday morning.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 23 May 1941
Mrs. Matilda Hanley, wife of William E. Hanley and mother of Edward
T. Hanley, chairman of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors, died
here yesterday in her home, 16 Greig Terrace. She was born in Geneva,
daughter of Patrick and Mary Hasson Hamilton, but had been a resident
of Canandaigua since her marriage in 1890. Surviving are four sons,
Edward T., Albert F., and R. Milton Hanley, Canandaigua, and Walter H.
Hanley, Ilion; also one sister, Mrs. Arthur Watts, Canandaigua, and a
brother, John P. Hamilton, Philadelphia. Funeral will be at 9 a.m.
tomorrow in St. Mary's church, with burial in Calvary Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 February 1921
Edward Hanlon, aged 73 years, died this morning after a short
illness, at the home of his son, 135 E. North street. He is survived by
his son, James R. Hanlon of this city; sister, Miss Catherine Hanlon of
Ann Arbor, Mich.,; a nephew, James O. Hanlon of this city.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 May 1923
Mrs. Emma B. Hanlon, aged 65 years, widow of Patrick Hanlon of
this city, died Saturday night at 10:35 o'clock, after an illness of
two weeks at the home of her son, Canandaigua, where she has been
spending some time. The body was brought to Geneva Saturday night and
taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph O'Shea. Mrs. Hanlon was
born in Canada but had made her home in Geneva and vicinity for the
past 47 years. She was a member of St. Francis de Sales parish. The
survivors are one son, James Hanlon of Canandaigua; four daughters,
Mrs. Joseph O'Shea and Mrs. Thomas Watts of Geneva, Mrs. Earl May of
Elmira and Mrs. Lloyd Tice of Canandaigua; three sisters, Miss Esther
Dixon, Mrs. P. Rouland and Mrs. Harry Siglar of Geneva; one brother,
Thomas Dixon of this city. Mrs. Hanlon was the daughter of the late Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas Dixon, Sr., of Geneva. Funeral services will be held
tomorrow, Tuesday, at 8:30 o'clock at the home of Mrs. O'Shea, and at
St. Francis de Sales church at 9 o'clock. Interment will be in St.
From Clifton Springs Press 26 March 1914
Jeremiah Hanlon died quite suddenly at his home on Spring street
early on Sunday morning. He was found dead, sitting in a Morris chair,
by one of his sons. Mr. Hanlon had been in poor health for about two
years, but was able to be about the house up to the time of his death.
He was born in Ireland 78 years ago, but came to this country with his
parents when he was 14 years old. They first lived in Syracuse, and
then in Geneva. He had live in Clifton Springs during the past 45
years. Nearly 53 years ago, he was married to Miss Katherine Hopkins,
the ceremony taking place in Geneva. For 20 years, Mr. Hanlon was
employed at the Sanitarium Coyle gas house, in this village. He is
survived by his wife; six sons, John, Martin, Jeremiah, Patrick,
Michael and James Hanlon; and two daughters, the Misses Mary and Kate
Hanlon, all of this village. The funeral services were held at St.
Felix Church on Wednesday morning, and the burial was made in St. Agnes
From Shortsville Enterprise 1 October 1909
Mrs. Edward Hann died at her home in West Main street on Tuesday
evening at 8:10 o'clock, after an illness of a year and a half from
cancer. She was operated upon at a Canandaigua hospital about the
middle of last June in hopes to recover her health but it was of no
avail and she gradually grew worse until her death. The deceased was 48
years of age and had resided in Shortsville since 1893, removing her
from Hornell. She was born in Sullivanville, this State. She was a
member of the local Methodist church and was ever faithful in her
attendance. A loving wife, a faithful mother and a good neighbor may
all be said of Mrs. Hann. She had been married twice, her former
husband, Charles Mitchell, passing to his final reward about 20 years
ago. She was united in marriage to Edward Hann about 15 years ago.
Besides her husband, she leaves three daughters and one son by her
first marriage and three daughters and two sons by her last union. They
are: Miss Clara Mitchell, Mrs. William Mansfield and Mrs. Elmer Berry
of Shortsville; Frank Mitchell of Toledo, Ohio; Mildred, Gertrude,
Marion, Edward and Avery Hann, all of Shortsville. She is also survived
by one sister, Mrs. F. T. Age, of Hornell, and two brothers, Luther
Lindsey of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Fred Lindsey of this village. The
funeral services were held from the late home on Thursday afternoon at
2 o'clock, Rev. D. H. MacKenzie officiating. The interment was in
From Geneva Daily Times 6 January 1910
Stanley, N. Y. - George Hanna, aged 60 years, died Wednesday
morning at Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, after an illness of only a
few days of pneumonia. The deceased is survived by one sister, Mrs.
Charles Proudfoot of Rochester. Mr. Hanna was a mail carrier on the
Rural Free Delivery for the past six years.
From Ontario County Journal 8 May 1896
Stanley, N. Y. - Mrs. Harriet Hanna, a highly esteemed lady of
this place, died Thursday, April 30, after suffering a week from a
stroke of paralysis. Funeral services were held on Saturday at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. C. H. Proudfit, Rev. Geo. Fosbinder officiating.
The remains were taken to Shortsville for burial. One son and daughter,
Mrs. C. H. Proudfit, of this place, and Geo. Hanna of Seneca Falls, are
left to mourn her loss.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 November 1907
John Hanna, aged 77 years, died yesterday at his home on Pulteney
street. He is survived by several brothers in Chicago. The funeral will
be held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock from Trinity church. Rev. C. M.
Sills, D. D., rector, will officiate and interment will be in Glenwood
From Ontario County Chronicle 11 March 1903
John J. Hanna, a widely known farmer, died at his home on the
Chapinville road on Wednesday, aged 90 years. Death was due to his
advanced age. He is survived by three children, Miss A. P. Hanna and J.
Frank Hanna of Canandaigua, J. Sawyer Hanna of Scranton, Pa., and one
sister, Miss Cordelia A. Hanna of this town.
From Ontario Chronicle 6 February 1901
Morris W. Hanna, a well-known farmer of the town of Hopewell, died
at his home on Monday, aged about 75 years, of apoplexy. Deceased was a
prominent citizen, who had represented his town long and honorably in
the board of supervisors of Ontario county, and held other positions of
public trust. A widow survives.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 21 February 1906
Seneca Castle, N. Y. - Friday afternoon at 2:30 in the
Presbyterian church was held the final service over the remains of Mrs.
Elizabeth Hynie Hannacher, wife of George Hannacher of this
village. The pastor, Rev. Roland A. Farnum officiated, assisted by Rev.
Henry W. Sanford. The interment was made in Whitney cemetery. Mrs.
Hannacher died Tuesday night in the Geneva City Hospital. Had she lived
one day longer she would have been forty-one years of age. She is
survived by her husband, two sons, Charles and Fred, by her mother and
four brothers and three sisters. The deceased was born in this
vicinity, she spent her entire life here and is mourned by many friends.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 23 July 1920
Canandaigua, N. Y., July 22 - The death of Mrs. Bridget Hannah occurred
at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Barry, early this
morning. Mrs. Hannah had been in ill health for a long time. She is
survived by a daughter, Mrs. Barry, as her only relative. The funeral
will be held from St. Mary's Church Saturday at 8:30 o'clock and burial
will be made in Calvary Cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 24 March 1880
Naples, N. Y. - The sudden death of Jacob N. Hannah last
Tuesday at midnight caused a ripple of excitement on the surface of our
usually quiet village. The deceased was a shoemaker by trade with no
home and no near relatives in this vicinity. At about 12 on Tuesday
night he was heard to struggle and gasp in the shop where he worked and
frequently slept, but when found, a very few minutes after, he lay on
his bench dead. Dr. Conley was immediately called, but the pulsations
of his heart had entirely ceased. Death was caused by apoplexy, it is
supposed. The deceased was 72 years of age, and had been somewhat
intemperate. As no friends appeared to claim the body, he was buried on
Friday by the Overseer of the Poor.
From Ontario County Journal 20 March 1896
The death of John Hannah, ex-tax collector of this
village, occurred at his home on Pleasant street on Monday. the
deceased had been a bedridden sufferer from rheumatism, complicated
with other diseases, for some six years past. He was 86 years of age at
the time of his death. During his long illness he had exhibited
wonderful patience and fortitude.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 March 1897
Canandaigua, N. Y. - The coroners jury, in
the case of John Hannah, the old man who was found alone in
house with his neck broken, has rendered a verdict to the effect that
death was caused by accidentally falling down the cellar stairs.
Hannah was a crank and was in constant dread of his house catching
fire at night. In the evening he would extinguish all the fires in
the house and this compelled his wife who could not stand the inclement
weather to sleep at a neighbors. It was while alone in the house that
the accident happened and there was no one to come to his assistance.
From Ontario County Journal 12 March 1880
Died, in Victor, at his home, on Friday, March 5th, of quick
consumption, Mr. Wm. Hanoi, aged 36 years. A feeling of
sadness and gloom hung over this quiet village on last Friday morning,
when it announced that Mr. Wm. Hanoi had passed to his heavenly home.
Mr. Hanoi has been a resident of this village for the past 24 years,
coming here at the early age of only 12 years. From his long residence
here he has become known by every one
in this town and by nearly all the residents of the neighboring
towns. During his residence here he has been engaged in the
meat business with Sheriff Bacon, either as manager or partner, and as
a business man he was known and respected all through this section. For
several years past he has been a prominent and useful
citizen and his influence was always cast on the side of right and
justice. He has held several positions of honor and trust in this
community, and was always known as a good and faithful officer. Last
he was stricken with consumption, and for several weeks past has been
quite sick. On Tuesday night he went to bed as usual, but in
the night he coughed very bad. On arising to take some medicine, he
suddenly and without warning dropped down, and all that was immortal of
our friend passed to its heavenly home. The funeral was held at
his home on Sunday afternoon, the large number of friends who were
gathered there testifying to the love in which he was held by his towns
people. He leaves a wife and three small children to mourn his
loss, who have the sympathy of the whole people in their sorrow.
From Ontario County Journal 18 April 1919
The death of Henry Hanovan, of Canandaigua, occurred at
Willard State Hospital, on Sunday. He leaves his widow and one son,
Edward Hanovan. The funeral services were held on Wednesday at St.
Mary's church. Interment was in Calvary cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 10 March 1880
Victor, N. Y. - Mr. Wm. Hannon died very suddenly at his home in
this village on Friday morning. Mr. Hannon was sick nearly all winter
and has been confined to the house up to a few days. About three
o'clock on Friday morning he was taken with a severe coughing spell,
and he arose from his bed and sat down for a few moments, and then got
up and attempted to cross the room, but had only taken two or three
steps when he fell and expired immediately. The funeral services were
held at the house on Sunday, the Rev. Mr. Snell of Rochester, presiding.
From Ontario County Journal 18 March 1910
Particularly sad were the circumstances surrounding the death of William
Hanovan, a well-known local painter, aged 41 years, whose frozen
body was found upon the ground outside his shop on Bemis street on
Monday afternoon by his son, Coleman, aged 9 years, a newsboy, who had
gone, as was his custom, to leave his father an evening paper. Coroner
Eiseline of Shortsville was called by Chief of Police Beeman to take
charge of the case, and, after a thorough investigation, the coroner
concluded that Hanoven had died from heart trouble, from which he had
suffered for some time. He had not been home since Sunday noon and had
probably been dead over 24 hours when found. His wife, four sons, John,
William, Coleman and Cummings; a brother, Henry, of this place; and a
sister, Mrs. Thomas Neenan of East Bloomfield, survive. Funeral
services were held at St. Mary's church yesterday morning.
From Ontario County Journal 19 March 1897
On last Saturday morning John Hanrahan, an aged resident
of South Pearl street, was found by a neighbor, lying in a cramped
position at the bottom of the outside steps leading to the cellar of
his residence. When his body was examined, life was found to be
extinct; his neck was broken and dislocated. The dead man's wife had
been absent during the night, at the house of a neighbor, and the
circumstances of his death being unknown, it was deemed best by Coroner
Hallenbeck to empanel a jury, which was done. It was composed of the
following: Foreman, Geo. A. Blanchard; J. G. Hudson, W. P. Blanchard,
Fred S. Cooley, Thomas and William Cronin, and William Cullen. The
inquest was held at Chief of Police Beeman's office Monday night, and
four witnesses were examined, Miss Julia O'Connell, who found the body,
and with whom Mrs. Hanrahan had stayed Friday night; Thomas P. Murray,
who sold some groceries to Hanrahan during the day on Friday; Edward
Gleason, who had been in the old man's company for some time during
Friday afternoon, and Dr. Beahan, who gave expert testimony as to the
technical cause of death. It transpired from the testimony that Mrs.
Hanrahan had gone to spend the night with Miss O'Connell, who was alone
that evening. Hanrahan was heard to pass along South Pearl street
singing, and seen to enter his home unaccompanied, at about 8 o'clock
in the evening. That was the last seen of him alive. There being no
developments to sustain any suspicion of foul play, a verdict of
accidental death was rendered.
From Ontario County Journal 3 July 1908
Ionia, N. Y. - The death of John Hanrahan which occurred on
June 21, from pneumonia and heart trouble, removes another veteran of
the Civil war. Mr. Hanrahan was a member of General Custer's brigade.
Since the death of his wife, a number of years ago, he had resided most
of the time at the home of Charles Lamb. He leaves one daughter, Mrs.
Lewis Marshall, of Batavia. He was 67 years of age. The funeral was
held from the house on Tuesday afternoon with burial at East
Bloomfield, where the service at the grave was conducted by Sheridan
From Geneva Daily Times 3 November 1942
Hall, N. Y. - Mrs. Katherine Hansen, of Hall, died at her home
here, early Monday morning, November 2, after an illness of over five
months. She was born at Forburg, near Vardi, Denmark, on September 29,
1859, her full name being Inger Katherine Andersen. On November 26,
1883, she married George Hansen in Denmark, and the two came soon to
this country. They lived for many years near and in the village of
Hall. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 from the home in
Hall and 2:30 from the Trinity Church in Geneva, Rev. S. H. Edsall,
pastor, officiating, with burial in Glenwood Cemetery. The deceased is
survived by five sons, Hans of Geneva, John of Buffalo, Matthew of
Waterloo, Christian of Gorham, George of Newark; and three daughters,
Mrs. Hans Andersen of Willowdale, Mrs. Hans Christensen of Hall, and
Miss Emma G. Hansen, with whom she made her home.
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