"He" to "Hem" Obituaries
From Penn Yan Democrat 2 April 1920
Frank D. Headley died Saturday morning at his home in Rushville of
septic poison in the blood, after an illness of eight weeks. The first
six weeks of his illness he was cared for at a Rochester hospital, in
the hope that his condition would improve sufficiently to permit an
operation, but as he became worse his wish to be at home was granted,
and two weeks ago he was brought back to Rushville. The last six weeks
of his illness he was cared for by a special nurse. He was born in the
town of Torrey on August 25, 1852. His parents, Moses and Ann Lozer
Headley, had eight children, of whom he was the last surviving. He came
to Rushville when a young man and in December, 1877, was united in
marriage with Miss Anna L. Loomis of Rushville. After living here five
years, they moved to Gorham, where they lived one year, and later spent
one year at Clifton and four years in Naples, returning here
twenty-three years ago and have since lived here. He is survived by his
wife and three sons, Harry L. of Rochester, Fred of Binghamton, and Max
at home; and two daughters, Miss Leah and Miss Helen, both of
Rochester. Mr. Headley was one of the rural mail carriers from
Rushville post office from the time the service was started about
sixteen years ago until the routes were rearranged and united two years
ago. The funeral services were held from the residence at 3 o'clock
Tuesday afternoon, Rev. C. R. Hamblin, pastor of Rushville
Congregational church, officiating. The bearers were G. M. Haviland,
Augustus Mack, J. H. Hurley, William Blodgett, A. T. Halstead and Fred
Harkess. Interment was made in Rushville cemetery.
The following relatives and friends besides the sons and daughters
of the deceased were at the Headley home over Monday and Tuesday: Mr.
and Mrs. D. H. Putnam of Starkey; G. W. Putnam and Dr. J. H. Thompson
of Dundee; Mrs. John Carey and Mrs. George Marshall of Watkins, and
Mrs. S. H. Torrey of Geneva. The following from out-of-town attended
the funeral services on Tuesday: S. H. Torrey and son, Lawrence Torrey,
Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Carson and William McMaster, all of Geneva; L. F.
Gooding of Elmira; Theron Daines of Corning; Harry Putnam and Mrs.
Bradley Beach of Penn Yan; William Moon and Miss Alice Shepard of
From Geneva Daily Times 9 July 1907
George W. Headley, aged 75 years, died yesterday afternoon at 5:10
o'clock at the family residence, No. 36 Rose street. The survivors are
two sons, Stephen and Arthur of Rochester; two brothers, John of
Bath, and Frank of Rushville; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Green of
and Mrs. Sarah McLeod of Starkey. The funeral will be held tomorrow
at 11 o'clock from his late home on Rose street, and at 2 o'clock from
Presbyterian church at Dresden. The pastor of the Presbyterian church
at Rushville will officiate and interment will be at Dresden.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 March 1917
The death of Mrs. Mary Heageny, of 111 Lewis street,
occurred yesterday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at her home. She is
survived by one daughter, Miss Mary Heageny of this city; two sons, D.
J. Heageny of Chicago and W. M. Heageny of Saginaw, Michigan. The
funeral will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock at the residence and
at 9:30 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales church. Interment will be in
St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 26 December 1888
Flint Creek, N. Y. - Timothy Heagany died at his residence near
this place on the 9th. He had been an invalid about two years. Mr.
Heagany was a native of Ireland, but had been a resident of this town a
good many years and was an honest, industrious and highly respected
citizen and kind neighbor. He leaves a wife, four sons, and two
From Ontario County Journal 22 June 1888
Last Saturday evening about ten o'clock, Walter A. Heard, one
of the wealthiest citizens of the village, was found dead in bed at his
residence on the corner of Main and Gorham streets. When found he was
lying in bed, holding a book in his right hand, and had
evidently been reading when death came. The time of his death, of
cannot be ascertained, but it is believed that he had been dead some
time when discovered. The judgment of the physicians is that death
from paralysis of the heart. He was a single man, 57 years of age, and
leaves two sisters.
From Ontario County Journal 31 March 1911
Naples, N. Y. - South Bristol has lost one of its older and best known residents, William H. Heard, 84
years old, a veteran of the civil war, though a Canadian by birth. He
had lived on the place where he died for half a century, a fine man and
of wonderful energy in his later days. He is survived by his wife, who
was Miss Louise Case of Bristol, one son, Bradley W., also prominent in
the town, and two daughters, Mrs. Frank Folts of Cohocton, and Miss
Mary Heard, a teacher in New York City. Rev. S. T. Harding officiated
at the funeral held Sunday at the family home. Interment was in Rose
From Geneva Courier 15 October 1873
Obituary - "When a good man dies the people mourn." The
truth of these words was, as on Wednesday last many friends and
neighbors gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to one of our
oldest and most respected citizens, Mr. Benjamin F. Heartwell.
Mr. Heartwell was born in the town of Heartwellville in the State of
Vermont, in the year 1781. He was the youngest son of Captain
Elizabeth and youngest child save one of thirteen children. He
was the last of this large family. He came to this then western
country called the Genesee in
1816, and settled in Phelps. He married the eldest daughter of
Gen. Burnett of Phelps in the year 1818. He became a follower of
Christ in the year 1821 -- uniting with the
Presbyterian Church at Oaks Corners on New Years day 1822.
He always remained a member of that church, and was even
deeply interested in all its interests, both temporal and spiritual.
His life was consistent and exemplary. His light shone always.
He was respected and beloved by
all who knew him and they rise up and call him blessed. For
fifty-two years he served the Lord in an humble, devoted, joyful
decipleship, his love for the church and true zeal for its prosperity
never diminished. By his example he encouraged many, by his
prayers he comforted many, by his counsels in
wisdom and love, he was the instrument in God's hands of bringing
others to the Saviour. He adorned the doctrine he professed.
The church has lost a firm friend, the community an honored citizen,
his family an affectionate husband and loving father. His widow
and children while they mourn his loss, sorrow not as the hopeless, but
rejoice in his peaceful death and the evidences of
his peace with God, while they cherish the memory of one of whom the
spirit has written.
From Geneva Courier 20 December 1882
Mrs. Emeline P. Heartwell, wife of C. D. Heartwell, died in
Geneva on Monday morning. She had suffered for a few hours
greatly from pain in the back of her head. Spasms ensued, from
which time she did not regain her consciousness. It is a very
distressing case, and her family have the deep sympathy of all.
Mrs. Emeline P. Heartwell was born at Canandaigua in 1847.
was a daughter of Isaac M. and Marie Schemmerhorn, and a granddaughter
of George Barclay, of this place. They removed from Canandaigua
to Corning, and from there to Hornellsville. From the latter
place they moved to Buffalo, where she lived till her marriage.
When she was fifteen or sixteen years of age, she united with Dr.
Heacock's church in Buffalo. She spent several years at Geneva
attending the Misses Field's select school. When about
nineteen she returned to Buffalo and remained there till she was united
in marriage to Mr. Charles D. Heartwell, when she came to Geneva and
resided here until her decease.
She joined the Reformed church by letter. She was lovely
and pleasant in her life, a loving Christian mother to her children, an
affectionate wife, and was beloved by all who knew her.
From Geneva Courier 18 January 1882
Mrs. Jane Heartwell died at the residence of her son, Oscar
T. Heartwell, in the town of Geneva, on Sunday, the 15th inst.
She was in the 83rd year of her age. Her death was very sudden;
she was hardly ill at all. She got up Sunday morning, as usual,
and dressed herself. In leaving her room she had a fall, which is
have been apoplectic. No noise sufficient to
alarm anyone was made by the fall; and it was first known
when she spoke to her son. He was passing through the hall.
He carried her to her bed. This was between 7 and
8 o'clock in the morning. She was not fully conscious at any time
afterward; and lived only till about 1 o'clock,
when she passed away quietly, and without any apparent suffering.
She went to sleep, and did not revive.
Mrs. Heartwell, whose maiden name was Jane Burnett -- and who was a
daughter of General William Burnett, of Phelps-- was born on the 2d day
of June, 1779 (sic). This was the year in which General
Washington was buried. She always lived in Phelps and the
vicinity; she was married in Phelps; and until she was over 50 years of
age, was a regular attendant of the Oaks Corners Presbyterian church,
of which she was a member when she died. During the last thirty
years, her residence was with her son, Oscar F. Heartwell, in the town
of Geneva. Mrs. Heartwell had many friends, but those of her early days
all gone to their rest. She was universally respected and esteemed; was
very retiring in her inclinations; and her influence was felt by her
example. She is the last but one of seven children; the survivor, Miss
Olive Burnett, now residing at Oaks Corners. Her funeral was on
Wednesday at 10 a.m. at her late residence; Rev. Mr. Nasholds preaching
the sermon. Her remains were interred in the family burying ground of
the Burnett's, on the old homestead, a mile and a half north of Oaks
From Shortsville Enterprise 9 April 1914
The death of Clarence Heath, president of the Shortsville
Wheel Company, occurred at his home in Booth street on Sunday afternoon
about 2:20 o'clock, aged 57 years. Heart disease was the cause of
demise. He had been in poor health for some time past and since January
had been confined to his home the greater part of the time. Clarence
Heath was born in Darien, Genesee county, on March 30, 1857, a son of
the late Edwin and Mary Barnes Heath. He attended the district schools
of Darien, and for a time was a student at Canandaigua Academy. He
resided at Darien until about 17 years of age and then came to
Shortsville to live. His father was a veteran of the Civil War and died
in prison during the strife. He was raised by his grandfather. Upon
locating in this place he entered the employ of Prentice & Jessup,
hub manufacturers, where he learned the trade of hand turning and later
the making of wagon and buggy wheels. In 1879 he established himself in
business in Littleville, manufacturing hubs and spokes and the
following year commenced the manufacture of wagon and buggy wheels. The
deceased was married on October 1, 1879, to Miss Jennie B. Brown,
daughter of Hiram L. Brown, one of the original proprietors of the
Empire Drill Company. The survivors are his wife; one son, Sydney L.
Heath, of Robinson street; four daughters, Mrs. Adelbert R. Thompson,
of Booth street; Mrs. Rea V. Howland, of Newark; Mrs. Nathan Franzel,
of Auburn, and Miss Virginia Heath, who resides at home; two brothers,
Eugene Heath, of Hopewell, and Frank Heath of Avoca; a sister, Mrs.
George Jessup, of Robinson street; also five grandchildren, Virginia
Thompson of Booth street; Heath and Josephine Howland, of Newark, and
Prudence and Ruth Franzel of Auburn. The funeral obsequies were held
from his late home on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by
Rev. D. H. MacKenzie, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. The
burial was made in Brookside Cemetery in this village.
From Victor Herald 20 April 1900
David Heath died in Buffalo on Tuesday morning, April
17th, and his remains were brought to this village for interment on
Thursday morning. The funeral was held at eleven o'clock in the
church. Mr. Heath came to Victor from Palmyra about the year 1835,
and engaged to work in the wagon shop of Decker & Seavey, since
made into the residence now owned by Mrs. Branch. Jerome Vanness, for
many years a wagon maker at East Victor, worked with him in the shop,
and they later went into partnership in the business and continued
for a number of years. Mr. Heath worked for a number of years at his
in the old foundry building, when that plant was owned and operated by
Moul, Brown & Co. He afterwards had a wagon shop in the building
east from the old drug store, in which he continued until he purchased
the drug store of Mr. Peacock; his son, Frank, having been employed
until he had learned the business. D. Heath & Son were in the drug
business for many years. Since the business was sold and closed up, Mr.
Heath, whose health had failed rapidly, lived a quiet, retired life at
his home on East Main street, until, about two weeks ago, he went to
to live with his son, Frank, where he died. Mr. Heath was a member of
Methodist church in this village for sixty-four years, uniting with
organization in 1836. He was quiet in his deportment, and won the
and esteem of all who knew him. His age, on the third of May, would
been eighty-three years. He is survived by one son, Frank J., now a
From Ontario County Times 4 May 1887
Port Gibson, N. Y. - Mrs. Della Heath, daughter of William
Randall, died at the home of her father on April 24, aged 24 years. The
funeral services were largely attended at the church on Wednesday
From Shortsville Enterprise 28 December 1916
This community was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Eugene
Heath, until the past year one of Hopewell's most progressive and
best-known farmers, which occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James S.
Pettit in Grove street last Friday night at 11 o'clock. His demise was
occasioned by heart trouble, from which he had been suffering for many
months. He had been confined to his room since the early part of
Eugene Heath was born in the town of Darien, Genesee county, on
6, 1855, a son of the late Edwin Merton and Mary Barnes Heath. When
9 years of age he was left an orphan, his mother dying in 1862, and his
father, a soldier, starving to death in 1864 in prison at Salisbury, N.
C. He then made his home with his grandfather, Joseph W. Heath, who
near Batavia. Mr. Heath came to Shortsville when about 16 years of age,
securing employment in the factory of the Shortsville Hub and Spoke Co.
at Littleville. Later he became a member of the firm which organized
American Wheel Co., also at Littleville. He chose for his wife Miss M.
Hedges, of Arcade, this State, with whom he was united in November,
Mrs. Heath died suddenly last January. Following her demise, he sold
farm in Hopewell and went to live with his daughter, Mrs. Francis Reed,
at San Juan, Porto Rico. Business matters and a desire to cast a vote
the presidential election last November caused him to return here. He
to leave for Porto Rico before cold weather set in, but he was stricken
with his last illness before he could carry out his intentions. The
of Mr. and Mrs. Heath within a year inflicts deep sorrow upon a vast
of friends and acquaintances. They were warm-hearted and hospitable,
pleasant farm home being frequently visited in search of enjoyment.
39 years of residence in the town of Hopewell leaves a memory that
never be obliterated. Their untiring devotion to one another was
discernible and their being thus reunited must prove a solace in the
grief of the surviving children.
The survivors are a son, Harry E. Heath, of San Francisco, Cal.; a
daughter, Mrs. Francis N. Reed of San Juan, Porto Rico; two
grandchildren, Ann and Eugene Reed of San Juan; a brother, Frank Heath,
of West Main street, and a sister, Mrs. George Jessup, of Robinson
street. The funeral services were held from the Pettit home on Tuesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. D. H. MacKenzie, pastor
of the Presbyterian church. The interment followed in the family plot
in Brookside cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 20 January 1916
Mrs. M. Louise Heath, wife of Eugene Heath, of the township of
Hopewell, died at the farm home on Wednesday noon, following a five
days' illness from pneumonia. Her age was 57 years. Mrs. Heath was born
on October 12, 1857, at Springville, Erie county, a daughter of A.
Daniel and Louise Sears Hedges. She was united in marriage with Mr.
Heath at Arcade on November 3, 1879. For the past 36 years they had
made their home on the farm in Hopewell. She was faithful member of the
Shortsville Presbyterian church. The death of this good woman comes as
a great shock to the people of the Parlor Village. Although her illness
was generally known, there were no alarming symptoms observed. She will
be truly missed from our midst, as she was a great
frequenter of the village and was always included in the social
here. She was of a very cordial nature and could be called a friend of
the masses. Many expressions of regret have followed her untimely
away. A good woman, indeed, and deserving of a rich reward in the Great
Beyond. The survivors are her husband; one son, Harry E. Heath of San
Francisco, Cal.; one daughter, Mrs. Francis N. Reed, of San Juan,
Rico; two brothers, Charles E. Hedges and John S. Hedges of Shelby,
and two grandchildren, Eugene and Ann Reed, of San Juan. Services will
be conducted by the Rev. D. H. MacKenzie and burial will take place in
From Victor Herald 14 April 1894
Mrs. Miranda Cronk Heath, died at her home on East Main Street, on
Monday last. The deceased was the daughter of Jeremiah Cronk, who came
to Victor in 1819 and settled on the farm now owned by David Clark.
Mrs. Heath was born in Otsego Co., N. Y., May 26, 1816, and was brought
to Victor with her parents when three years old. She was married to
David Heath fifty-two years ago and has resided in this town ever
since. She leaves besides her husband, one son, F. J. Heath, of this
town, five grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Nelson, of
this village, Mrs. Delivan Cline, of Jackson, Mich., and one brother,
L. W. Cronk of Victor. Mrs. Heath was united with the Methodist church
in Victor when only fifteen years of age and has been an active member
for over sixty years, and at the time of her death was the oldest
person in point of membership in the church. She possessed all of that
deep faith in the christian religion so common to the members of fifty
years ago and her devotion to the cause of Christ was with her to the
a great sufferer in her last illness, she bore all with true christian
patience. She was tenderly cared for by loving hands and her life
closed amid the comforts of home, husband and children, cheered by a
loving faith in
her savior. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon, her pastor,
Mr. Copeland, conducting the services. The burial was at the village
From Geneva Daily Times 8 December 1906
Phelps, N. Y. - Emiline Heator, wife of Byron Heator, died at her
home near Oaks Corners last evening after a brief illness. Mrs. Heator
was born and always lived in this vicinity. She was 63 years of age and
leaves her husband and one son, Thaddeus Denny of Oaks Corners and one
daughter, Mrs. Roy Whitbeck, of Phelps; also one sister, Mrs. John
Lawless of Waterloo, and one brother, Henry Holland of Newark. The
funeral will be held Monday at ten thirty in the forenoon and in the
afternoon the remains will be taken to Lyons for burial.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 October 1906
Phelps, N. Y. - James (Jonah) Heator, aged 87 years,
died Wednesday evening at the home of his son, Bryan Heator, two
miles south of Phelps. His death was due to brain trouble brought
on by his advanced years. Mr. Heator was born in New Jersey and
came to this town when he was eighteen years of age. Since then he
has engaged in farming in this vicinity. He is survived by four sons,
Reuben, Spencer, Bingham and Byron Heator, all of Phelps.
From Phelps Citizen 2 May 1907
The death of Mrs. Lana Heator, aged 82 years, occurred at her
home near Oaks Corners, Friday afternoon, at one o'clock, death being
due to old age. She is survived by four sons, Reuben, Spencer and
Byington of Phelps, Bingham Heator of Dispatch; and one sister, Mrs. G.
H. Probasco of Geneva. Mrs. Heator was born in Phelps in the year 1825
and lived here all her life. She leaves a large circle of friends. The
funeral was held from her home Monday afternoon at 2:30, the Rev. C. E.
Gregory officiating and the remains were laid to rest by the side of
her late husband who passed away last October.
From Phelps Citizen 19 April 1923
Reuben Heator, 81 years old, a former resident of Seneca Castle,
passed away Monday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John G.
Wills, of Macedon, after an illness of two years. Mr. Heator was born
in Phelps where he resided up to eight years ago when he moved to
Seneca Castle having retired from farming last May, he went to Macedon
to live with his daughter. Mr. Heator is survived by his wife; five
daughters, Mrs. Chas. Harrison of Palmyra, Mrs. John G. Wills of
Macedon, Mrs. Miller Sweet of Melvin Hill, Mrs. Carlton Snyder of
Stanley, Mrs. Lewis Westfall of Phelps; three brothers, Spencer Heator,
Bingham Heator and Byron Heator of Phelps; and seven grandchildren. The
body was brought on Tuesday to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lewis
Westfall, of Phelps, where funeral services will be held at 2:30
o'clock this afternoon with Rev. C. J. Wood, pastor of Phelps
Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment will be made in Rest Haven
From Geneva Gazette 4 August 1899
Mr. George H. Heaven died at his home, 656 Castle street, last
Saturday, aged 57 years. He leaves a family of adult age, one son
having for his wife a daughter of Mr. Thomas Lewis, a former foreman in
the floricultural department of W. & T. Smith -- now in England.
The funeral of deceased took place last Tuesday with services in
St. Peter's Church rendered by the rector, Rev. Dr. Hubbs.
From Ontario County Journal 21 March 1884
Richmond, N. Y. - Mr. John Heazlitt, aged 75, died at his
residence, near Allen's Hill, on Monday, March 10th. Mr. Heazlitt had
been a resident of Richmond for thirty-nine years. He was an active,
consistent member of the M. E. church at Allen's Hill, and a much
From Geneva Daily Times 7 April 1941
Michael Hefferon, 73, died Saturday night at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Edward Talbert, after a long illness. Surviving are his
wife, Mary Lucey Hefferon; three daughters, Mrs. Talbert of Geneva and
Mrs. Thomas Doran and Mrs. Elmer Knebel of Rochester; five sons, James,
Leo, Walter and Eugene of Geneva and Clement of Rochester; three
brothers; William of Geneva, Thomas of Pittsburgh and Walter of Los
Angeles, and 17 grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 8:30 o'clock
Wednesday morning from the home of his daughter and 9 at St. Francis de
Sales church with burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Friends are
requested to please omit flowers.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 January 1902
Mrs. Walter Hefferon died at the family residence in Stanley at
this morning, aged 62 years. The deceased is survived by
her husband, eight sons, James Hefferon of McKeesport, Pa.,
Walter Hefferon of Co. K., Eighth U. S. infantry, Philippine Islands,
and Edward, Patrick, Thomas, William and
John Hefferon, of Stanley; by three daughters, Mrs. John M. McNerney of
Seattle, Wash., Mrs. John Sweeney of Homer, and Miss Cora
Hefferon of Stanley; and one brother, Michael Grady of Patterson, N. J.
The funeral will take place from St. Francis de Sales
church at 10:30 o'clock Thursday forenoon. Interment will be in
St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 31 January 1913
The death of Dennis Heffron, a well-known resident of the
Parlor Village, occurred at a Canandaigua hospital last Thursday,
following an illness covering many months. His age was 80 years. His
demise was occasioned by paralysis. Dennis Heffron was born near
Westport, County Mayo, Ireland. During the year of 1869 he decided to
seek his fortune in the United States and came to Shortsville on his
arrival in this country. In 1865 he was married to Miss Eliza Gavin,
who survives him. He also leaves two sons, William and Peter Heffron of
Syracuse, and one daughter, Mrs. George W. Loop, also of that city. The
funeral services took place at St. Dominic's church in this place on
Saturday morning at nine o'clock and the burial was made in the
Catholic cemetery at Canandaigua.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 6 November 1907
Victor, N. Y. - On Tuesday evening of last week occurred the
death of John Heffron at his home south of this village. Mr.
Heffron had not been ill and his death was very unexpected. He was 61
years of age and is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mary. The
family formerly resided on West Main street in this village, moving to
the Tobin farm about two years ago. Funeral services were held at St.
Patrick's church on Thursday morning and burial was made in the
Catholic cemetery in High street.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 June 1906
Phelps, N. Y. - Patrick Heffron, a well-known farmer residing
south of Phelps, died at the City Hospital, Geneva, Wednesday evening.
Mr. Heffron had been ill for the past five
months and was taken to the hospital Monday where an operation
was performed. The operation disclosed a malignant growth from which
a recovery was impossible. The deceased was born at Weedsport but
had lived here for the past thirty years. He was 54 years of age and
leaves a widow, one son, Linus, and three daughters, Mrs. Daniel Lynch,
and the Misses Anna and Julia Heffron, all of Phelps.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 February 1915
Mrs. Sarah Heffron died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas
of 10 West avenue, this morning at 2:30 o'clock. She is survived by one
William Heffron; one daughter, Mrs. Cuddy, and one grandson, Michael
all of Geneva. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery
From Ontario County Journal 5 October
Rushville, N. Y. - The funeral of John Heimer was largely
attended at the Congregational church Sunday afternoon. He recently
returned home from Chicago sick with consumption, contracted from
exposure while a street car conductor. He died on Saturday, Sept. 29th,
1883, aged 24 years.
From Ontario County Journal 6 September 1912
At Canandaigua hospital yesterday morning occurred the death of Mrs. Mary W. Heimer of
Rushville, aged 91 years. Mrs. Heimer had been a resident of Rushville
for 50 years, and was the oldest member of the Congregational church of
that place. Her husband died some years ago, and her son, Frederick, of
Rushville, is the only survivor of her four children. Funeral services
will be held at Rushville on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Rollo Spear
From Geneva Daily Times 12 November 1901
Julius August Hein died at the family residence, 4 Milk street, at
4:10 o'clock yesterday afternoon, aged 59 years. The deceased had been
ill since last January. The cause of death was Bright's disease.
Mr. Hein was one of the oldest German residents, having resided
here nearly 40 years. He was a member of the German Lutheran
church and of White Springs lodge 129, A. O. U. W. The deceased
is survived by a wife and three children, Emma, Helena and Herman Hein,
also by two brothers, Theodore and William Hein, of this city, and by
three sisters, Mrs. Augusta Nerlich and Miss Otella Buchholz, of this
city, and Miss Matilda Hein, of Rochester. The funeral will take
place from the house at 2 o'clock and from the German Lutheran church,
in Milton street, at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Interment
will be in Glenwood cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 May 1942
Mrs. Frances B. Heins, widow of Theodore Heins, of 197 William
street, died this morning at her home after a short illness. She leaves
two daughters, Mrs. Willis Thomas of Geneva, and Mrs. Hoffa Bogart of
Flint; one sister, Mrs. Fred Vogt of this city; three brothers,
Frederick Bleck of Binghamton, William of Rochester and Carl Bleck of
Geneva; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The funeral
will be held from her late home at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon and
2:30 at the First Evangelical Church with the pastor, the Rev. C. A.
Rieder, officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 February 1907
Miss Mary Heins, seventy years of age, died yesterday at the
home of A. M. Lynch on the Preemption Road. The deceased is survived
only by one sister, who resides in Ireland. The funeral will take place
at 10 o'clock Monday morning from St. Francis de Sales Church. Burial
will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 August 1945
Mrs. Lucy Cook Heist, wife of Dr. A. D. Heist, died suddenly at her
home, 46 Park Place, late yesterday afternoon. Surviving are her
husband; three daughters, Mrs. John Patterson of Buffalo, Mrs. Everett
Brown of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Robert Clise of Geneva; one son,
Albert D., Jr., of Syracuse; one sister, Mrs. Alice Cook of Astoria, L.
I.; and four grandchildren. Private funeral services will be held at
the Corwin Funeral Home, Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev.
Frederick L. Harper, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will
officiate, and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery
From Geneva Daily Times 12 January 1915
John F. Heister, of 30 Rose street, died this morning at 7:20,
following an illness of several months. Mr. Heister has been connected
with the Phillips and Clark Stove Company for about 15 years. He was
a member of Ark Lodge, No. 33, F. and A. M., and also of Geneva
Commandery, No. 29, Knights Templars. He is survived by his wife and
Miss Elsa Heister; also one brother in Troy, N. Y., where the body will
be taken tomorrow afternoon following a funeral service in charge of
Knights Templars, at 3:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, from his late
Dr. D. H. Craver of the North Presbyterian church will participate.
will be made in Oakwood Cemetery at Troy, N. Y., where Mr. Heister and
family formerly resided.
From Shortsville Enterprise 7 August 1930
Charles Ezra Heit of West Main street, Shortsville, died suddenly
at 6 o'clock Tuesday evening in the small building on the Mrs. Lucy
Knapp property in Water street, used many years ago as the office of
the late Dr. John Melvin. Mr. Heit has been farming the land on the
Knapp farm this season and it was while at this work that he was
stricken with a heart attack. He called to Mrs. Knapp, who assisted him
into the office building, and summoned medical attention. This was
about 5 o'clock. Despite all efforts the end came within the hour. He
had been in apparent good health for some time, although last spring he
had a severe heart attack. His age was 68 years. Charles Ezra Heit was
born in Clyde, N. Y., on December 31,186l, a son of the late John and
Mary Heit. He came to Shortsville in the Fall of 1899 and remained here
until 1919 when he removed to Canandaigua, remaining there until the
year of 1924, when he again came to the village. His wife, who was
formerly Miss Ida Bain of Lock Berlin, died in the village in July
1924. He at one time conducted a meat market here. He was a member of
Shortsville Presbyterian church. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Henry
Hinz of West Main street, two sisters, Mrs. John Welch of Clyde and
Mrs. Henry Falke of Lyons; also four grandchildren. Funeral services
will be held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Hinz, where he
resided, on Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by the Rev.
Donald H. McKenzie of Auburn. The interment will be made in Brookside
From Geneva Advertiser 1 January 1901
Mrs. Herman Heitzscholt died at her home, 402 Main street,
Saturday afternoon, Dec. 29, at 3:30 o'clock, aged 78 years. She had
resided in Geneva 45 years. She is survived by her husband and
two children, Augustus Heitzscholt and Mrs. Wm. Weisbrot, all of this
city. Funeral this afternoon at 3:30 from the house.
From Ontario County Journal 29 July 1898
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Julietta Helmer, wife of the late Wm. Helmer
of this village, who had been an invalid for a long time, died last
Friday at the home of her son on Clifton street, in the 75th year of
her age. Two sons, F. DeSalvo and Fletcher, survive, The funeral
services were held from the residence last Sunday afternoon and
interment made in the Phelps cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 April 1909
Daniel Helms, aged 44 years, died this morning at 4 o'clock at the
home of his mother, Mrs. Mary Helms, No. 106 East North street. He is
survived by his mother; two brothers, Grannis and William Helms; and
two sisters, Mrs. Louis Probasco of Rochester and Miss Lillian M. Helms
From Neapolitan Record 24 March 1881
Mrs. Julia Helms died
at Garlinghouse, at the house of her daughter, Mrs. Elijah Arnold,
March 19th, 1881. She was born in Orange Co., N. Y., Oct. 31st, 1799,
where she had lived until 1841 when she removed to Yates Co., N. Y. For
the past 12 years, she has lived with her daughter here. About forty
years ago she experienced religion and joined the Methodist Episcopal
Church of which she has ever since been a most worthy member. She has
ever stood with her face set Zionward. Her life has been as an even
spread thread -- the end peaceful and happy. Her funeral was attended
Sunday, March 20th, Rev. C. G. Lowell, assisted by Rev. A. J. Wood,
officiating. A large concourse of neighbors and friends came to
sympathize with the family and to pay their last respects to one who in
life they held most dear. Truly, how blest are the righteous when they die.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 May 1916
Mrs. Mary Helms, widow of the late Samuel Helms, entered into
rest on Sunday, April 30, 1916, at the age of 93 years, at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. William Reynolds of Stanley. Mrs. Helms was born in
Geneva and with the exception of four years had lived here all her
life. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. L. R. Probasco of Rochester, and
Mrs. William Reynolds of Stanley; two sons, Grannis and William Helms.
Funeral services will be held at the Kennedy and Kennedy undertaking
parlors, Main street, on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at 2:30
o'clock and will be private. Rev. David Craver of the North
Presbyterian church will officiate and burial will be made in Glenwood
From Ontario County Journal 5 December 1890
Charles G. Hemenway, of South Bristol, one of the best known and
most respected citizens of the county, died at his home near Bristol
Springs last week Wednesday of heart disease, at the age of 67 years
and 3 months. The deceased was born in Scipio, Cayuga county, August
28th, 1823, and at the age of 3 years came with his family to
From that time to his death, he lived in Ontario county, with the
of about six years spent in Auburn, Waterloo and Ohio, and thirty years
of his life were spent in this village. In his younger days he was
known as a successful teacher, having followed that profession for
fifty terms. In 1851 and 1852 he was principal of the Waterloo Union
He was subsequently principal of the schools of districts Nos. 10 and
11 in this village, and he numbered among his pupils young men who have
since become prominent in various walks of life. Mr. Hemenway
the town of South Bristol in the Board of Supervisors with unswerving
fidelity and signal ability for seven terms, and held many other
of honor and trust. He was a devoted husband, a kind, indulgent parent,
a generous genial neighbor, a true friend, and a safe adviser. Besides
a widow, he leaves one son, ex-Supervisor George B. Hemenway, of
Springs, and one daughter, Mrs. Frank Standish, of the same place.
From Ontario County Journal 13 October 1899
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Harriet Hemenway, widow of the late
Charles G. Hemenway, and mother of George B. Hemenway, of Naples, died
at the home of her grandson, W. L. Hemenway, on Monday. Mrs. Hemenway
came to this town with her husband and family in the early sixties, and
for many years lived on the farm now owned by Frank Standish, on what
is known as "Stid Hill," where by hard work and attention to details,
the family were successful, Mrs. Hemenway bearing the full share of the
burden during those years of toil, and later removing to the smaller
farm where both her husband and herself ended their days. Deceased was
about 75 years of age, was the mother of three children, two of whom,
Herbert and Harriet, have passed away, leaving George B. the only
surviving member of the family. Her life and example are well worthy of
emulation. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Rev. B. F. Millard
From Geneva Gazette 24 April 1885
Albert M. Heminway died very suddenly at Clifton Springs on
Wednesday last. The deceased is a graduate of Hobart College,
class of '44.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 January 1908
The funeral of Charles Norton Hemiup was held this
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from his late residence, No. 84 Geneva
street, and at 3 o'clock from the Universalist church. The members of
Mr. Hemiup's Sunday School
Class acted as bearers and the members of the Geneva Bar Association
in a body. Burial was in Washington Street Cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 7 May 1847
Died, in this village, on Monday morning, 1st inst., after a short
illness, Mr. George Hemiup, aged 56 years. Thus has passed
away one of our oldest inhabitants and best citizens. The deceased came
here in 1805, when there were only six buildings on Seneca street.
Apart from the mere fact of death, we are always deeply pained at
parting with those who almost belonged to another age. We part with
them as heirlooms of Time. But the King of Terrors pays no respect to
age, sex or conditions and in this stroke of Providence we have another
warning to be prepared for the dread realities of Eternity.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 November 1903
Lucy R. Hemiup, widow of the
late Morris W. Hemiup, died at 12:20 o'clock this morning
at her late home, No. 84 Geneva street, aged eighty-six years. Mrs.
Hemiup who has been troubled with bronchitis for a number of years, was
taken ill with an acute stage of the disease a week ago which resulted
in her death. The deceased who was a daughter of the late Imley
Prescott, of the Town of Phelps, was born in the Town of Phelps
September 2, 1817. Her grandfather, Joel Prescott, was the first
physician in the Town of Phelps. Mrs. Hemiup came to this city as a
girl seventy-three years ago today. She is survived by one son, Charles
N. Hemiup of this city. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at
3 o'clock from the Universalist church. Rev. George C. Baner will
officiate. Burial will follow in Washington street cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 September 1907
Mrs. Mary Hemiup, widow of the late Cornelius Hemiup, died
Saturday afternoon at the Thompson Memorial Hospital in Canandaigua.
She was 69 years old and was born in Ogdensburg. About fifteen years
she came to this city and has lived here ever since. The remains were
brought to this city Saturday evening to the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Charles W. McDougall, No. 138 Castle street. She is survived by two
Mrs. Charles McDougall of this city, and Mrs. Byron F. Vandenburg of
Niagara Falls; two brothers, James McFeggan of Canandaigua, and George
McFeggan of Buffalo. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at
2:30 o'clock from St. Peter's Episcopal church, of which the deceased
was an active member. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., rector, will officiate
and interment will be made in Washington Street Cemetery.
From Ontario Messenger 1 September 1852
In this village, on Saturday afternoon last, of cholera, David
L. Hempstead of Geneva, and a member of the firm of King,
Stancliff & Co., contractors of the Canandaigua & Niagara Falls
R. R. Mr. H. arrived in this village on the cars from Geneva about 11
o'clock A. M. of that day quite sick, having been seized with violent
vomiting soon after he got aboard the cars. We understand he had been
affected with diarhoea for several days, and in the morning had taken
only a light breakfast, but had eaten rather freely of raw tomatoes. He
was a gentleman universally esteemed, and his sudden death will prove a
great loss not only to his relatives and personal friends, of whom he
had many, but to the community at large.
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