"Hil" to "Hiz" Obituaries
From Ontario County Journal 6 December 1901
Amos Hilborn died at his home on Buffalo street yesterday morning
from typhoid fever. He was 42 years of age and leaves a wife (who is
very low with typhoid) and four small children.
From Ontario County Chronicle 16 November 1904
Honeoye, N. Y. - Eliza J. Hilborn, wife of Wm. Hilborn, died
suddenly at her home Friday night, Nov. 11, aged 70 years and 9 months.
Mrs. Hilborn was born in Livonia, Livingston county. She had lived in
Richmond over 50 years. Although she had been in poor health for some
time, her sudden death was a great shock to her friends. Besides her
husband, she leaves three children, Mrs. Burdett Bray of Pennsylvania;
Mrs. Winsor of Sioux City, Iowa, and Mark Hilborn and several
grandchildren to mourn her loss.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 October 1922
Fred Hildreth, 30 years of age, of Manchester, was almost
instantly killed Saturday night and Mr. and Mrs. Samuel G. Spendlove of
56 High street, this city, and George Maloney of Manchester were
injured when a motorcycle with sidecar attached, driven by Hildreth,
collided headon with the Spendlove car at a point in the
Manchester-Palmyra highway three miles north of Manchester. Mr. Maloney
and Fred Smith occupied the sidecar of the motorcycle which was being
driven by Hildreth at a high rate of speed according to officers
of the State Constabulary, who investigated the circumstances
surrounding the mishap. A new Durand, driven by Mr. Spendlove,
suddenly appeared at a turn in the highway and Hildreth was unable to
dodge it. The car and cycle came together with a tremendous crash, the
force of the impact hurling the motorcycle riders several feet and
turning the automobile over in a ditch alongside the road. Hildreth was
dead when he was picked up by passing motorists, while Maloney was
found to be suffering from severe cuts across the face. Mr. Spendlove
was cut about the hand and arms and Mrs. Spendlove suffered a broken
arm. Maloney was taken to the Canandaigua Hospital, while Mr. and Mrs.
Spendlove were brought to their homes in this city, where they secured
medical assistance. Smith was uninjured and walked away from the scene
of the accident. The motorcycle was completely wrecked and the
Spendlove car badly damaged. Hildreth is said to have had Mr. Smith as
his supper guest at a Manchester restaurant a short time before the
accident. Maloney was picked up a short time later and the party, with
Maloney and Smith in the sidecar, left for Palmyra at about 7:40
o'clock. The accident happened a few minutes later.
The dead man is survived by one brother in Holley and three sisters,
one in Rochester, one in Phelps and one in Clifton Springs. Mr.
Hildreth had been employed in Manchester for nearly eighteen years and
was very well-known there. He worked as an electrician for the Red
Jacket Telephone Company and the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company.
From Clifton Springs Press 13 October 1921
Mrs. Rosella Taylor Hildreth, aged 72 years, passed away on Monday
at 7:30 a.m., October 10th, at the home of J. Schlecht. She was the
widow of Caleb T. Hildreth, who passed away twelve days before. She
leaves one sister, Mrs. Alvina Stell of Fairville; four daughters, Mrs.
Nina Skuse, Mrs. Warner and Mrs. Lucy Schanz of Clifton Springs, and
Mrs. Lillie Bornkessel of Rochester; and two sons, Frank Hildreth of
Clifton Springs and Fred Hildreth of Manchester. Mrs. Hildreth is also
survived by eighteen grandchildren. Services were held today at 2:30
p.m., Rev. C. E. Brown officiating. Burial was made at Riverview
From Ontario County Journal 8 April 1881
On Friday morning last, William Hildreth died at the
Canandaigua Hotel in this village, and the news of his death was
received with deep regret by
a very large circle of friends and acquaintances throughout Western New
York. Mr. Hildreth's death was not wholly unexpected; he had been for
over a year in failing health, from one or two attacks of paralysis,
but his friends were in hope that his life would be
spared for many years; such was not case, however, and a useful
citizen and highly esteemed man has passed away. Mr. Hildreth was
born in the town of Phelps, this county, on the 4th of November, 1814,
and resided at that place for a number of years, following the
occupation of farmer and cattle dealer. He was an influential man in
affairs, and enjoyed the esteem and confidence of his fellow-citizens.
In the fall of 1858, Mr. Hildreth was elected sheriff of Ontario
county, which office he honorably and efficiently filled. In January,
1862, he was appointed Deputy U. S. Marshall, which position he held
until the spring of 1874, when he moved to Rochester and became joint
proprietor with his son, Samuel M., of the Brackett House in that city.
A few weeks ago he gave up possession of the hotel, and came to this
village with his wife with the intention of locating at Clifton
Mr. Hildreth was twice married. He leaves a wife and six children, all
but one of whom have attained adult age. The funeral services were held
at the Canandaigua Hotel on Monday, Rev. Dr. Saxe, of Rochester,
officiating. They were attended by a large number of friends and
relatives from Rochester, Phelps and other places, and a great many
friends in this village were present to pay their respects to the
memory of the deceased. The remains were taken to Phelps for interment.
Among those who accompanied the remains were the Hon. William Marvin of
Skaneateles; Hon. R. P. Marvin, of Akron, O.; F. O. Chamberlain, Dr. E.
W. Simmons, O. N. Crane and
Captain Padleford of Canandaigua; Sterne Bannister, J. Sargent and
Dr. Chubb, of Rochester.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 April 1971
Mrs. Alice Hill, 64, a native Genevan and retired Ontario County
employee, died yesterday in her home at 230 W. Gibson St., Canandaigua.
She is the wife of Edward M. Hill and the sister of Mrs. Howard Growden
of Geneva. A prayer service will be Saturday at 9 a.m. in the John C.
Johnson Funeral Home, Canandaigua. A funeral mass will follow at 9:30
a.m. in St. Mary's Church. Burial will be in Canandaigua. Mrs. Hill had
lived in Canandaigua for many years and had worked in the office of the
county treasurer. She was a member of St. Mary's Church and its Rosary
Alter Society. In addition to her husband and her sister, Mrs. Hill is
survived by four daughters, Mrs. Robert Wilcox of California; Mrs.
Frank Muraco of Syracuse; Mrs. Edward Quayle of Canandaigua and Mrs.
Thomas McGrath of Alaska; and 12 grandchildren.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 October 1903
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Charles Hill occurred
yesterday morning after a lingering illness of cancer. Mr. Hill was
born at Danbury, Vt., eighty-eight years ago and came to Phelps at an
early age. He is survived by his widow, one son and three daughters.
The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 March 1941
Clifton Springs, Mar. 7 - Charles D. Hill died
here suddenly Thursday at the age of 74 years. He was a descendant of
one of the first settlers of this section. He was born in the town of
Hopewell but Clifton Springs had been his home during the whole of his
adult life. He served for many years on the Board of Education, several
times as city clerk, and for several times held the office of police
magistrate. He was treasurer of the Clifton Springs Cemetery
Association and has been interested in all civic affairs. He is
survived by his widow, Elizabeth Curtis Hill, and one daughter, Mrs.
Howard P. Lawson, of Rochester. Funeral services will be held from the
home on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. John Wootton
officiating. Burial in Clifton Springs Cemetery.
From Victor Herald 6 April 1906
Charles G. Hill died at his home in the western part of this town
on Thursday of last week after a lingering illness from consumption.
The deceased was fifty-one years and eight months old. He was the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Hill and his aged mother survives him. The
father died some seven years ago. Other surviving members of the family
are two sons, Gregory C. and Charles C. Hill; three sisters, Mrs. Emma
S. Cummings and Mrs. Etta M. Sizer of Victor; and Mrs. Elvina S. French
of LaMoore, North Dakota; and one brother, Homer J. Hill of this town.
The funeral services were held at the home on Sunday afternoon, the
Rev. W. H. Skeels, pastor of St. Paul's Universalist church,
officiating. Interment was made in Boughton Hill Cemetery.
From Victor Herald 25 August 25 1894
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Cyrus L. Hill, a former resident of the
town, who was terribly injured in a runaway accident in South Bristol,
Aug. 15th died at his home in South Bristol, Monday afternoon from
blood poison. His remains were brought here Tuesday afternoon and
interred in the village cemetery. He was a member of
Emblem Lodge No. 221 A. O. U. W., who were present at the burial, and
the impressive funeral service of the order read. He was nearly 40
of age, and leaves a wife and three children.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 February 1928
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Funeral services were held this afternoon at 3 o'clock for Eva Jones Hill, wife
of the late Joel Hill, who died at her home on East Main street Sunday
night. Mrs. Hill was born March 6. 1839, in the town of Hopewell, the
daughter of Amos and Mary Jones, who were among the first settlers of
this community. She had lived in Clifton Springs for the past 36 years.
She is survived by one son, Charles D. Hill, and one granddaughter,
Mrs. Howard P. Lawson of Philadelphia. Burial was made in Clifton
Springs cemetery, the Rev. Nelson Lobdell of Victor officiating.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 17 May 1905
Naples, N. Y. - Last Friday occurred the death of Franklin
Semans Hill. Deceased was 86 years of age and is survived by his
wife and three children, Edward T. of Washington, D. C., Mrs. Ida Bills
of Rochester, and Herbert E. of this village.
From Victor Herald 6 February 1903
George W. Hill, who has identified himself with the town of Victor
for over half a century, died at his home on West Main street in this
village on Tuesday morning at seven o'clock. Death resulted from a
shock of paralysis which came only a few hours before the spirit was
taken from earth. On Monday Mr. Hill, made the remark that he felt
unusually well and that he had hopes of regaining his health, which has
been gradually failing for two years. George Washington Hill was born
in the old homestead about three and one half miles southwest of this
village, on April 8, 1838. His early life was spent on the farm among
the associations of the community. In the spring of 1862, March 11, he
married Laura A. Woolston, and together they went to the town of
Eckford, Calhoun county, Michigan, where they lived on a farm for six
years. In 1868 Mr. and Mrs. Hill returned to New York state and
purchased a farm near Fishers where they resided until removing to this
village about nine years ago. In a public capacity, Mr. Hill has very
acceptably served as both excise commissioner, justice of the peace and
commissioner of highways. He was a man of jovial nature and genial
manner and made many friends. Owing to Mr. Hill's poor health, both he
and Mrs. Hill have traveled quite extensively with the hope of deriving
benefit from a more congenial clime. Only a short time ago they
returned from a visit in North Dakota and other western states.
The widow and one brother, William H. Hill, both of this village, are
left to mourn the loss of a loving husband and brother. At 2 o'clock
yesterday afternoon the funeral services were conducted at the house.
Rev. Ira L. Coddington of Rochester officiated, assisted by Rev.
Margaret Brennan, of the Universalist church of Victor. Interment was
made at Boughton Hill cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 13 August 1873
Mr. Gregory Hill, whose death was briefly announced in this paper
last week, was, for many years, prominent among the most enterprising,
influential and highly respected citizens of the town of Victor. Mr.
Hill was a native of Vermont, having been born in that state May 1st,
1793. When about nineteen years old he decided to seek his fortune in
Western New York, and ultimately found his way to Victor, where he
arrived in the spring of 1813, with nothing but a stout heart and
willing hands to aid him. Purchasing fifty acres of land "on time" of
Oliver Chapin, he commenced work with a determination to succeed, and
with a wisely directed energy, which soon enabled him, not only to pay
for his first purchase, but to add rapidly to his possessions, until he
became, as is believed, the largest land holder in the town where he
resided -- owning at the time of his death, eight hundred acres in
Victor and three hundred near Marengo, Michigan. Eight years after
locating in Victor, he found a worthy helpmate in the person of Lovina
Lusk, whom he married in 1822, and by whom he raised a family of eight
children, six of whom survive him, including five sons, who reside in
Victor, and a daughter settled in Michigan. The deceased had been in
failing health during the last five years, and much of the time
suffered severely from the complicated disorders with which he was
afflicted, and which finally, on the 2d instant, brought his eventful
life to a close. The funeral ceremonies, which took place at the
Universalist church, in Victor, on the 3d instant, were conducted by
Rev. Mr. Boardman, and the remains were followed to their final resting
place, on Boughton Hill, by a large concourse of sorrowing friends and
From Ontario County Times 23 February 1876
Rushville, N. Y. - One of oldest and much respected citizens, H.
died at his home, in this village, Feb. 10th, 1876,
aged 65 years. Mr. Hill has been a resident of Rushville for about
forty years, and has led an honest and very industrious life. He will
be missed and mourned by the community generally. He leaves a wife and
From Ontario County Journal 15 September 1882
Victor, N. Y. - Mr. Harlo Hill retired last Monday night in
apparent health, but was found dead in the morning. Inquest was held by
Coroner Mead and a post mortem examination proved death to have been
caused by heart disease.
From Ontario County Times 2 January 1878
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Harlow Hill died at her home in this place on
Wednesday morning, after a long and severe illness. Deceased had
suffered for many months. She had a large circle of friends who mourn
her loss. The funeral was held in the Universalist church on Saturday.
The Rev. Mr. Borden conducted the services.
From Victor Herald 2 June 1899
Ionia, N. Y. - Jerome Hill, a lifelong resident of Victor, died at
his home in the western part of the Town last Sunday night at eleven
o'clock. Mr. Hill was born on the old homestead known as the
Gregg Hill farm, about three miles west of this village, now owned by
his brother, William Hill, in September 1824. He was married at the age
of 21 years to Clarissa Webster, daughter of Cyrus Webster, of Mendon.
About this time he purchased and moved upon the farm, where he resided
continuously until his death. Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs.
Hill, four daughters and two sons. Of these all are living, except
Ella, wife of Sidney Pimm, Jr., who died a few years ago. Of the
living, Mrs. Emily Cummings resides in Buffalo; Mrs. Elvina French in
La Moure, North Dakota, and Mrs. Esther Sizer at the family home in
Victor. The sons, Charles and Homer, reside in this town, the latter at
Fishers. Mrs. Hill survives her husband.
In politics Mr. Hill was a Republican, but was never actively
interested in party affairs, beyond exercising his right of suffrage as
an American citizen. He never held a public office, preferring
to devote his time to the proper and timely care of his farm, which was
one of the best in the town of Victor. Mr. Hill was, however, very much
interested in the management of Boughton Hill Cemetery and as a member
and officer of the Association, did much to promote the success of the
undertaking. He also took a lively interest and pride in the schools
of his district. In his home Mr. Hill was a kind and indulgent father.
Among his friends and acquaintances he was known as a bluff and
quick-spoken man, easily angered by what he deemed an imposition, but
to forget his wrath and ready to aid the provoker thereof at the first
With him it was once a friend, always a friend. His death will be
regretted throughout the community and much sympathy goes out to the
family. The funeral services were held from the late residence of the
Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. J. F. Leland of Utica, former
of the Universalist Church in this village, officiating. Interment in
Boughton Hill Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 March 1907
Shortsville, N. Y. - The remains of Mrs. Joel Hill of
Hopewell, who had been in the hospital at Ovid that last three years,
were brought here yesterday afternoon and funeral services were held in
the Presbyterian church. She has one son, Harley Hill. Rev.
Seymour Ferris officiated. Interment in the Sand Hill cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 18 September 1896
Victor, N. Y. - Lysander Hill was found dead in bed on
Saturday morning, the cause of death being heart failure. Mr. Hill was
64 years old and was born in Victor where he has always lived. Mr. Hill
was a man highly respected by all who knew him, and a great many
friends mourn his loss. Two brothers, Willis and Wallace, survive him.
The funeral was held at the home on Monday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Bard,
From Geneva Daily Times 28 July 1910
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Marvin Hill, a retired farmer
residing in this village, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
William A. Judd, Tuesday night after a long illness. Mr. Hill was born
in the town of Hopewell 82 years ago. He was a son of the late Ephram
and Anna Archer Hill, and a brother of Joel Hill of Clifton Springs.
Four years ago he moved to this village from his farm near Palmyra. He
is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Judd, and one brother, Joel
Hill, all of Clifton Springs. The burial was in the Palmyra Cemetery
this afternoon. The funeral was at 11 o'clock this morning at the
residence of Mrs. Judd and at 4 o'clock in the chapel in the Cemetery
From Geneva Daily Times 23 July 1904
Mrs. Mary Ann Livingston Hill died at 7 o'clock this morning at
her home at No. 284 Castle street, after a ten days' illness. She was
eighty-two years of age. The deceased was born in Tyre, from which
place she came to this city in 1851. She was a member of St. Peter's
church. She is survived by one son, J. P. Hill, and two daughters, of
this city, and one sister, Mrs. C. A. Waugh of Clyde. The funeral will
take place from the home Monday afternoon.
From Ontario County Journal 1 December 1911
Rushville, N. Y. - On Saturday occurred the death of Mrs. Mary Jane Hill at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Ford, in this village. Mrs. Hill
passed her 82d birthday on Nov. 15 and, with the exception of the past
four years spent with her daughter here, had lived her entire life at
Ingleside. For the last three years, she had been blind and had
required much care. She was the eldest of 12 children born to Cornelius
and Polly Drake and at the age of 29 years was married to William Hill
of Ingleside. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. George Ford of Rushville;
two brothers, Martin V. Drake, of Ingleside, and Gilbert Drake of
Pulteney; and one sister, Mrs. Fannie Presler of Benton. She also
leaves eight grandchildren; Charles, Minnie and George Ford, Jr. of
this place; William and Daniel Ford of Syracuse; Mrs. Addie Canwright
of Geneva; Ellen Ford of North Cohocton; and Mrs. Corda Cole of
Middlesex; also seven great-grandchildren. There was a short funeral
service at her late home Sunday afternoon, and Monday the remains were
taken to the Christian church of which she was a member, where they
were interred in Ingleside cemetery. Rev. Mr. Brand officiated at
Ingleside; Rev. Alfred Trennery at Rushville.
From Penn Yan Democrat 5 November 1920
Canandaigua, Oct. 31 - The death of Michael Hill at the
advanced age of 84 years, occurred at his residence in Chapel street
yesterday morning as a result of general debility. He is survived by
six grandchildren, Miss Emily Henderson, Mrs. Edward Allen, Louis
Henderson, James Henderson, and Charles Henderson, all of Canandaigua,
and Mrs. McBride of Rochester. He also left five great-grandchildren. A
curious circumstance in his life was that Mr. Hill's true name was
unknown, and the name Hill was given to him because he was found on a
hill. When he was a small baby, he was found at what is known as the
Sand Hill north of Canandaigua, it is said, by a family named McGregor,
who brought him up, giving him the name of Hill. He grew up, served in
the Civil War and was wounded by a shot in the leg in one of the big
battles of that conflict.
From Ontario County Journal 2 February 1937
Mrs. Reuben B. Hill, aged 39 years, passed away at her home on the
Geneva turnpike on Monday. She leaves her husband and six children,
also her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Dennison, of Dundee. The funeral
services were held at Dundee.
From Geneva Advertiser 3 June 1902
Mrs. Reynolds Hill, youngest daughter of the late Elliott Andrus,
who had been ill for a long time, died at her home on Genesee street
early last Saturday morning, May 31st. Toward the last she
suffered almost untold agony until lapsing into unconsciousness.
Mr. Hill has been an engineer on the upper lakes for many years,
and was obliged to return to his work when navigation opened, but when
his boat landed in Buffalo on her last trip, he left her and came down
to see his dying wife, and was with her at the end. They have no
children, and she is survived by her husband, two brothers and a
sister, Mark and Elliott of Willard, and Mrs. Will Anderson of Detroit,
who has been with her sister for several months. Mrs. Hill was a
member of Geneva Chapter 83, Order Eastern Star and very active while
From Geneva Daily Times 2 June 1902
The funeral services of Mrs. Reynolds Hill took place at 3
o'clock this afternoon, from the family residence, 215 Genesee street.
Rev. C. E. Jewell officiated. Mr. Jewell was assisted by
Rev. George Cross Baner. The services were in charge of Geneva
chapter 83, Order of the Eastern Star. Interment was in Glenwood
From Ontario County Journal 10 June 1898
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Roxanna Hill died at her home in this
village, June 1, aged 70 years. A few weeks ago she had another stroke
of paralysis, from which she never rallied. Her daughter and son came
and cared for her with the assistance of many kind friends. The funeral
services were conducted by Rev. E. A. Baldwin at the M. E. church on
Friday, June 3, at 11 a.m. Burial was in the village cemetery.
From Victor Herald 9 February 1895
Fishers, N. Y. - Sarah, wife of Chas. Hill, died last
Saturday evening. She had been a sufferer for a number of months of
that dread disease consumption. The funeral was held from her late
residence Tuesday noon, the Rev. Mr. Bard officiating; burial at
Boughton Hill. Besides a husband, she leaves two little boys.
From Ontario Messenger 11 December 1844
Another Revolutionary Soldier Gone - Died in Manchester, (at the
residence of his son,) on the 22d of November, Thomas Hill, aged
Mr. Hill was at the taking of Burgoyne, and the
surrender of Lord Cornwallis, at which place he received a wound in his
thigh, and after that, he was in the service six years and seven months.
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 4 August 1898
Victor - Wallace Hill died
after an operation for appendicitis last Wednesday night which was
performed by Dr. Jones, of Rochester, assisted by the local physicians.
He was a very popular young man, and his sudden illness came while he
was apparently enjoying robust health. The funeral was held under
Masonic auspices Saturday. His widow, two children and a brother,
Willis, survive. He was 34 years old the day he was taken ill.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 December 1944
Private William E. Hill, 31, of the United States Infantry was
killed in action on November 25th in Germany according to a War
Department telegram received by his wife, Mrs. William E. Hill. Private
Hill was with General Hodge's First Army in Germany. He is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hill. Private Hill joined the Armed Forces in
March, 1944, and went overseas last August. He attended St. Stephen's
Parochial school and Geneva High School. He was a member of the Elk's
Club; president of the Young Republican's Club and chairman of the
Seventh Judiciary District of the Young Republican Club, and a member
of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Private Hill is survived by his wife
and a five-year-old daughter, Mary Ernestine.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 8 May 1923
William H. Hill died at the Health Home in Canandaigua Monday
morning, May 7, 1923. The funeral will be held at the home of his son,
William F. Hill, on Wednesday afternoon, May 9th, at 2 o'clock.
From Ontario Repository and Messenger 26 April 1876
Shortsville, N. Y. - We are called upon this week to mourn the
death of Miss Maggie Hillard, who spent many years of her life
in this vicinity. Miss Hillard was a sister of Mrs. R. Sheffer of
Shortsville, her father being an old veteran of 1812. Miss Hillard was
an amiable and kind-hearted lady, and her presence will be greatly
missed both in the social circle and at the bedside of the sick. She
died at Henrietta, on the 19th inst., and was buried here on Saturday
last. We tender our sympathy to her relatives in their bereavement.
From Ontario County Times 15 June 1864
We are informed that a laboring man named Patrick Hillery
was struck by lightning near Rushville, on the morning of the 9th
inst., and instantly killed. He was in the employ of Anson Linsley of
From Ontario County Journal 3 March 1916
The death of Mrs. Elizabeth Hilliard, aged 65 years,
occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Neenan, at East
Bloomfield, on Wednesday night, after a long illness. There survive two
daughters, Mrs. Neenan and Mrs. R. B. Abbey, of Richmond; and four
sons, Thomas and Peter of Canandaigua, James of Geneva, and William of
Rochester. The funeral services will be held at St. Mary's church
tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 23 February 1894
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Michael Hilliard died last Saturday
morning at her home, aged 74 years. The funeral services were held at
St. Bridget's church Wednesday, Rev. Father Donnelly officiating.
From Clifton Springs Press April 1943
Mrs. Nellie Howes Hilliard, 57, died Monday morning, April 12,
1943, in Highland hospital, Rochester, where she had been a patient for
the past 10 days. She was born in West Bloomfield, the daughter of the
late George Howes and Carrie Bush Howes. Since her marriage to Edward
Hilliard, she had resided in East Bloomfield. Surviving are her
husband; her mother, Mrs. George Howes of Ionia; two daughters, Mrs.
Warren Foster, Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Earl Masten, Canadice; two
sons, Leo of Canandaigua and Raymond at home; four brothers, William
Howes of West Bloomfield, Fred E. Howes and George Howes of Ionia, and
Harry Howes of Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Eugene Richards of
Rochester. Funeral services were conducted Thursday morning from the W.
E. Wheeler Funeral Home and from St. Bridget's Church, Rev. George W.
Doud celebrating the funeral mass. Burial was made in St. Bridget's
From Geneva Daily Times 13 January 1919
James B. Hillick of 27 Sherrill street died early yesterday morning
at his home following an illness of two weeks. Mr. Hillick is
well-known in railroad circles, having been a conductor on the Lehigh
Valley Railroad for a number of years. He was a Knight Templar, a
member of St. Augustine Commandery of Ithaca. The survivors are his
wife; two sons, Hugh Hillick, a member of the Canadian Royal Flying
Corps, and James Hillick of this city; one brother, William Hillick of
Fulton, N. Y. The funeral will be held at the residence tomorrow
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. David H. Craver of the North
Presbyterian church will officiate and interment will be made in
Washington Street Cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 5 October 1916
The death of Jotham Reuben Hillman, a long-time resident of
the Parlor Village, occurred at his home in Grove street on Monday
evening at 8:15 o'clock. His demise resulted from cerebral hemorrhage,
following a stroke
of paralysis suffered the previous Saturday evening. He had been in
health for a year or more. His age was nearly 67 years. Mr. Hillman was
native of Canandaigua, having been born there on October 27, 1849, a
of the late Reuben and Lovisa Purdy Hillman. He had been a resident of
for the past 28 years. For many years he conducted the large
plant in Grove street. He also at different times engaged in the
of apple slicers, spraying machinery and washing machines. He was of an
turn of mind and as a result of this ability he produced numerous
articles. On December 10, 1876, he was united in marriage to Miss
Tudman, of Lowell, N. Y. He was a faithful member of the Shortsville
church. The survivors are his wife; one brother, Frank Hillman, of
and one sister, Mrs. David Francisco of Rushville. The funeral services
held from the Presbyterian church on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock,
conducted by the pastor, Rev. D. H. MacKenzie. The interment followed
From Ontario County Journal 28 March 1902
The remains of Mrs. Marian C. Hillman, widow of Reuben
Hillman, who died at her home in Honeoye on Monday, were interred in
Woodlawn cemetery in this village yesterday. Deceased was 70 years of
age and is survived by four sons, Clarence E. Brand of Honeoye; Frank
A. Brand of Sonyea, formerly of this village; William Childs of South
Bloomfield; and Fred Mariner of this place.
From Ontario County Journal 2 July 1915
The funeral services of Mrs. Mary M. Hillman, aged 83 years,
whose death occurred on Thursday night of last week at Memorial
Hospital, where she had been under treatment for three weeks, following
a fracture of her knee in a fall, were held at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Lowell M. Baldwin on Sunday afternoon. Rev. George E.
Finlay officiated. Besides Mrs. Baldwin, there survive a son, Lory
Davis, of Kalispell, Montana; and a daughter, Mrs. Luther Truesdell of
Sheldon Falls, Mass. Interment was in Woodlawn.
From Ontario County Journal 9 May 1902
Shortsville, N. Y. - Abram Hills, aged 86 years, died at his
home on Sheldon street on Sunday morning. He had been confined to his
bed for two months by general debility due to his advanced age. Mr.
Hills was born in Madison county. He was a veteran of the Civil war and
a resident of Canandaigua for 40 years. The funeral at the house was
under the direction of the G. A. R., the sermon being preached by Rev.
J. C. Glover. The deceased is survived by his wife and one son, Dewitt
Hills, of Auburn.
From Geneva Palladium 10 January 1827
Shocking Accident -- On Friday last, Mr. David Hills,
aged 23 years, while riding from the upper Brewery down Water street in
this village, was thrown from his horse against a stone wall, which
dashed out his brains and killed him
From Ontario County Journal 5 March 1886
Mr. George Hills died at his home in this village last Sunday. He
was an old citizen of Canandaigua, having been engaged in business here
many years in the jewelry trade. He was
a member of the Presbyterian church of this village, was respected and
esteemed by all his neighbors and acquaintances.
From Ontario County Journal 22 December 1893
On Sunday morning, December 17, at his home on Clark street,
occurred the death of Abraham Hillyer. Mr. Hillyer was 78
years of age, and had been a resident of this village for thirty years.
He was a shoemaker by trade, and had been employed by Davidson &
Park, T. Skidmore and Wm. Tozer in this village, and Delos Doolittle in
Cheshire. For two years prior to his death he had been a sufferer from
creeping paralysis. His wife died about fourteen years ago, and his
only son, Wm. Hillyer, died four years ago, leaving Mrs. John Decker,
his daughter, the only surviving member of the family. The funeral
services were held Tuesday afternoon and the interment was in the old
cemetery on West avenue.
From Ontario County Times 6 April 1892
John Hinchey, a well-known character and for several years a
cartman of this village, died suddenly of heart disease on Wednesday
night. He was over 70 years of age.
From Naples Record 17 August 1872
On Monday last, Mrs. Abigail Hinckley, relict
of Guy Hinckley, departed this life. She died at the homestead, now
owned by Orville Hinckley. She was nearly 82 years old; she came here in
her mother's arms eighty years ago, and lived in Naples since. The
funeral services were from the house and attended by many relations and
friends. Rev M. B. Gelston spoke very highly of her many virtues and
justly so, as all can attest. She was buried in Rose Ridge Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 9 April 1915
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Adeline French Hinckley passed away at
her home on South Main street on Tuesday after a long illness with
cancer. She was born in Naples in 1856, the daughter of Peter and
Phoebe Gardner French. In 1875 she married Elmer Hinckley of Naples who
survives her. She also leaves a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Murray of Naples;
and a son, Jenness of Albany; three grandchildren; a stepmother, Mrs.
Roxana French of Naples; one sister Mrs. Jennie Filkins, of Belmont,
Mich.; two brothers, Clinton French of Hillsdale, Mich., and Myron
French of Chicago, Ill.; and one half-brother, Clark French of Naples.
Funeral services will be held at the home in charge of Rev. Jacob
Finger. Burial in Rose Ridge.
From Naples Record 19 July 1873
On Wednesday, just at evening, Adelle, wife of Elmer Hinckley, died
at the residence of her father-in-law, Orville Hinckley. Mrs. Hinckley
was the eldest daughter of Peter French and was 19 years of age. About a
month ago, she gave birth to a son, and was soon taken very ill from
the result of some former disease of the heart and blood; insanity
followed, and death. She had constant and good care but to no avail. She
leaves a large circle of bereaved relatives. The funeral services were
held at the M. E. Church at 10 a.m. Friday, by Rev. J. T. Brownell.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 November 1908
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Betsey Hinckley died at the home of her
son, Oscar, on Bristol street Thursday night, aged 77 years. Mrs.
Hinckley had been a resident of Naples until about a year ago. She
leaves four sons, Oscar of Canandaigua; Burt and Carlton of Naples, and
Dana of Brunswick, Ga., and one sister, Mrs. Jane Stanton of Stafford,
From Ontario County Journal 23 June 1916
Naples, N. Y. - Last week Wednesday night, Elmer Hinckley, aged
64 years, was found dead in a room in the second story of his house on
Main street. He had been dead for several hours when discovered. He
leaves one daughter, Mrs. Matthew Murray, of Naples, and two sons,
Jenness of Albany, and Delbert of Naples. He had been twice married. He
first married Adele French, who died many years ago, and later he
married Addie French, who died about a year ago. Funeral services were
held at his late home on Saturday. Rev. Jacob Finger conducted the
services and interment was in Rose Ridge cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 April 1907
Naples, N. Y. - The death of Harlow Hinckley occurred at
his home in this village Sunday. He was one of the older sons of the
pioneers of the town and Naples has always been his home. He was born
in 1827, the son of Guy Hinckley. Harlow Hinckley married Miss Martin
Lyon of Naples, who died after two years, leaving him son son, Carlton,
now of this town. Later he married Miss Bessie Bell of Stafford, N. Y.,
who survives him. Three more sons were added to the family all now
living; B. N. Hinckley, a business man of Naples; Oscar of Canandaigua,
and Professor Dana L. Hinckley of Bismark, Dakota. Mr. Hinckley was a
successful fruit grower and a good citizen. He was the last of his
generation of the well-known family.
From Ontario Messenger 28 October 1846
Another Revolutionary Veteran Gone - Died, at Naples, Ontario
county, N. Y., on Friday, the 23d day of September, 1846, John
Hinckley, aged 85 years. The deceased was a Soldier of the
Revolution. He was born at Willington, Tolland county, Conn., in the
year 1761; consequently he was but a boy when the war broke out. In the
early part of the eventful '76, not being quite fifteen, he enlisted in
regular service under Capt. Ichabod Hinckley of Tolland, for the
space of three years, as a drummer. During his enlistment, he was
a part of the time under Gen. Putnam at Peekskill. Under the command of
Gen. Washington, he passed the memorable winter of 1777 at Valley
Forge. In '78 he was in the battle of Monmouth. In '79 having enlisted
again, under the command of the gallant Wayne, on the night of the
16th of July, he assisted at the taking of Stony Point. From this
time he served till the close of the war. In 1804, he moved from
with his family to Naples. He lived to see the country for which he
fought, prosperous and happy; to partake of the rewards of his labors
and to enjoy them to a good old age.
Geneva Gazette 8 February 1901
Mrs. John Hinckley died at the family residence, four miles east
of this city, Wednesday night, aged 67 years. The cause of death
was grip, terminating in apoplexy. Besides a husband, the
deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William Goodman and Mrs.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 June 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Nina Grace Hinckley, wife of
Harry Hinckley, died at the Memorial Hospital Monday. She was about
33 years of age and leaves her husband and one little daughter. The
came here only a short time ago from Naples, where the remains will be
taken for burial.
From Ontario County Journal 10 March 1899
Naples, N. Y. - Orville Hinckley, another old citizen and lifelong
resident of Naples, died on Thursday, March 2, aged 77 years. He was a
son of Guy Hinckley, deceased, and leaves one brother, Harlow of
Naples; one sister, Mrs. Van Epps of Brockport; also one son, Elmer,
and one daughter, Mrs. Homer Gage, of Bergen.
From Ontario County Journal 10 August 1894
Naples, N. Y. - Sanford R. Hinckley died on Tuesday, aged 49
years. On Saturday last he fell suddenly to the floor, and was
unconscious for some time. The report went out that he had taken
poison. He soon began to raise blood, and that continued until death.
He insisted that he did not take poison, but that some internal organ
gave way; and this is but very slight ground for assuming that he
wanted to die. He was a vineyardist, living on Hatch Hill street; a son
of the late Edwin R. Hinckley, and largely related in town. A widow and
two daughters survive him.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 March 1908
Canandaigua, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Maria E. Hind occurred
of her daughter, Mrs. Frank B. Housel, in this
after an illness, of three years, at the age of 72 years. Her husband,
Hind, died 35 years ago. Mrs. Hind leaves two daughters, Mrs. Housel
Mrs. Susie Loveland, with whom she made her home during the last
years. A brother, James Easton, of Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. James
of Ogden, also survive.
From Shortsville Enterprise 28 September 1916
The death of Mrs. Harriet Hinde, a well-known town of
Manchester resident, occurred at her home, two miles north of this
village, last Thursday. Her age was 91 years. Mrs. Hinde was born at
Tachbrook, Warwickshire, England, on February 8, 1825, her maiden name
being Miss Harriet Mulless. She was married in England to Thomas Hinde,
Sr., during the year of 1842. In September, 1868, Mr. and Mrs. Hinde
embarked for America and first located at Walworth, this State. They
remained there until the year of 1872, when they removed to the town of
Manchester. Mr. Hinde died in 1905. The survivors are three sons,
Thomas Hinde, Jr., of Shortsville; Richard Hinde of Manchester town,
and George Hinde of Canandaigua; three daughters, Mrs. George Warner,
Mrs. Thomas Capren and Mrs. Thomas Warner, all of Manchester town; one
nephew, John Newton, of Ontario, Wayne county; two nieces, Mrs. Anna
Williamson, Wayne county, and Mrs. Ella Sanford, of Tekonsha, Michigan;
also fourteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. The
services were held from the M. E. church in Manchester on Sunday,
by the pastor, the Rev. Edward Jarvis. The interment followed in
cemetery in this village.
From Shortsville Enterprise 24 November 1932
Mrs. Lena Hinde, wife
of Thomas Hinde, died at the family home in Water street, Shortsville,
Thursday morning, November 17, 1932. Death was caused by heart ailment
and infirmities of old age. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob
Guth and was born in St. Louis, Mo., on August 17, 1858. Later the Guth
family moved to Bayonne, N. J. She was married to Thomas HInde on
September 25, 1919, in Jersey City, and came to Shortsville to make her
home, Mrs. Hinde is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Matthew
Smith, of Greenville, N. J., and Mrs. John Wohltman, Bayonne, N. J.; 15
grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and two
great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the
late home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. L. L. Swarthout,
pastor of the Manchester Baptist church, officiating. Interment in
Brookside Cemetery, Shortsville.
From Shortsville Enterprise 17 May 1923
Richard Hinde, familiarly
known to all as "Dick" Hinde, shot himself in the head in front of his
blacksmith shop on the Manchester-Clifton Springs road about 6:30
o'clock last Friday morning. The report of the discharge of the gun was
heard by neighbors but nothing was thought of it at the time. It was
about 7 o'clock that the body was found by a neighbor who keeps his
horses in the Hinde barn and who was on his way to feed them. While Mr.
Hinde left no note to indicate the cause of his rash act, it is believed
to have resulted from despondency. His wife was removed to the Willard
State Hospital the day previous and this is believed to have broken him
down with sorrow. He was a most devoted husband, and at the time of the
death of his first wife, who was a sister of the present Mrs. Hinde,
grave fears were entertained for him. The remains were viewed by Coroner
D. A. Eiseline of Shortsville, who ordered them removed to the Stoddard
undertaking rooms. Coroner Eiseline has issued a certificate of death
Richard Hinde was
a native of England, having been born at Staffordshire 75 years ago.
Early in life he came to America and first settled in Walworth. In the
year 1872 he located upon the small farm where his death took place. He
engaged in the blacksmithing business and conducted a shop until his
death. He was married in 1873 to Miss Mary Mahar, of Macedon, whose
demise occurred in August,
1898. The following year he was married to Miss Kate Mahar. Beside his
wife, he leaves one son, Harry Hinde, of Canandaigua, and one daughter,
Mrs. Daisy Philley, of Palmyra; two granddaughters, Mrs. Henry Lybart of
Marion, and Miss Edna Philley of Palmyra; one great-granddaughter, Miss
Marie Lybart of Marion; two brothers, Thomas Hinde, of Dunellen, N. J.,
and George Hinde of Canandaigua; and three sisters, Mrs. Thomas Capron,
Mrs. Thomas Warner, and Mrs. George Warner of Manchester town. Funeral
services were held at Trinity Mission, Shortsville, on Monday morning at
10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. W. A. Brown, of Phelps. Interment was made in Brookside Cemetery.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 27 December 1905
Shortsville, N. Y. - The funeral of Thomas Hinde, Sr., whose
home, Outlet Road, near Manchester Center, at
noon Tuesday, was held from the family home Thursday afternoon at 2
o'clock, the Rev. S. S. Pratt, pastor of the Manchester Methodist
Episcopal church, officiating. Burial was made in Brookside Cemetery,
Shortsville. Mr. Hinde was born in Warwickshire, England, in 1824 and
in 1868 he came to America, settling first in Walworth, Wayne County,
where he lived two years, and then moving to the Town of Manchester,
where he has ever since resided. Fifty-nine years ago he was married to
Miss Melissa Traack Brook (sic), of Warwickshire, England, who
survives him. He is also survived by six children, three sons and three
daughters, Richard Hinde and Thomas Hinde of Manchester; George Hinde
of Canandaigua; Mrs. Harriet Atwell, Mrs. Thomas Warner and Mrs. George
Warner, all of Manchester.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 5 June 1938
Shortsville, N. Y. - Thomas Hinde, 84, died Friday night in
Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, after a two weeks' illness. He came to
the United States from Warwickshire, England, at the age of 14 years
and had resided in and around Shortsville since coming here in 1854. He
was a member of the Canandaigua Lodge of Masons and also a member of
the Shortsville Odd Fellows Lodge. His survivors are his widow, Mrs.
Ida Hinde; one son, Arthur of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs.
Louis Schaefer and Mrs. Theron Brott, both of Shortsville; a sister,
Mrs. George Warner of Manchester; a brother, George Hinde of
Canandaigua. Funeral services will be held at the home, 10 Water St.,
at 2:30 p.m. today with burial at Brookside Cemetery, Shortsville.
Members of the Canandaigua Lodge of Masons will act as bearers with the
Shortsville IOOF Lodge conducting services at the cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 8 May 1896
EDWARD J. HINDMARCH died at his home on Castle street Sunday
evening last, after a long
illness. Deceased, though born in Seneca county, had resided in
our village many years. He was
a veteran of the late war and of the 126th (Col. Sherrell's) regiment
which was so terribly decimated at Gettysburg. He was married and
leaves surviving him the sorrowing widow and two sons, also one
brother, Wm. H. Deceased was received into church fellowship by
confirmation at his home
about a week preceding his death. His age was about
From Ontario County Journal 20 January 1882
Naples, N. Y. - A death has occurred, especially sad. Mrs.
Jessie Hinkley, a young mother, only 17, loving and beloved, died
on Sunday morning, having
given birth to a child on the Friday before. She went into convulsions
a short time after the child was safely delivered and repeatedly after,
till death came to her relief. The husband, Mr. Edwin Hinkley, an
excellent young man of our village, is broken hearted with this great
From Ontario County Journal 15 June 1894
Naples, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Lucy M. Hinkley, wife
of Orville Hinkley, occurred on Thursday, June 7. Her age was 69, and
cause of death, heart disease. Her husband and two married children
survive her. One of them, Mrs. Homer Gage, of Bergen, had come on the
day before for a visit.
From Ontario County Journal 6 August 1915
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Charles Hinman, aged 56 years, died at his
home, west of this village, on Friday, from a stroke of apoplexy. He
was born in this town and was a blacksmith and carriage painter by
trade and well-known throughout this section, where he was a respected
citizen. He leaves, besides his widow, three children, Dr. A. Gordon
Hinman of Lima, and William and Miss Gertrude Hinman, of this town.
Funeral was held from his late home on Sunday afternoon was was largely
attended. Rev. Webster of the this village and Rev. Swarthout of Lima
conducted the services with interment in rural cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 November 1910
Mrs. R. Hinman, aged 76 years, died yesterday afternoon at the
home of her son-in-law, Walter Kendall, proprietor of the Torrey Park
Hotel. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. H. E. Carr of Corning and
Mrs. Walter Kendall of this city; and one son, John Dorr of
Potterbrook, Pa. The remains will be taken tomorrow morning on the 8:25
train to Potterbrook for burial.
From Ontario County Journal 3 November 1916
Manchester, N. Y. - Doris Hinz, wife of Ernest Hinz, died on
Tuesday at the family home on West Main Street, Shortsville. She was
born in Germany on February 14, 1865, and came to America 26 years ago.
A part of the time she lived in Syracuse, coming to Shortsville in
1906, and had resided here since. She was a a member of the German
Lutheran church in Syracuse. The Rebekah Lodge took part in the
services. Mrs. Hinz was married on Oct. 7, 1889, to Ernest Hinz, who
survives her, as do also six children, Mrs. G. A. Burzee of Hopewell;
Marie and Lillian, Henry, Walter and George of Shortsville; and one
grandchild, Florence Hinz. The funeral was held from the family home on
Thursday, Rev. Mr. Annabel officiating.
From Ontario County Times 19 March 1884
Seneca Castle, N. Y. - Artemas Hipolite, who has been for a
long time in a failing condition, died last Friday. His funeral was
attended on the following Sabbath by Rev. Wm. Hermans at the house. In
the death of Mr. H., we have lost one of our most genial citizens, and
one who ever felt a strong interest in the welfare of all around him.
Unobtrusive in his general deportment, he still had a deep and lively
interest in all matters pertaining to society, town, or national
politics. He leaves no family but a wife, his only child dying many
years since. His wife is very much beloved by the whole community, and
their warmest sympathy in this hour of her deep affliction.
From Ontario County Journal 16 July 1886
Gorham, N. Y. - The funeral services of E. M. Hipolite, in
at his late residence on Wednesday, July
7th. He was an honorable, enterprising citizen, highly esteemed by his
neighbors. His death is a great loss
not only to his family but to the public.
From Geneva Gazette 9 July 1886
Mortuary - Mr. E. Wheeler Hipolite, who for more than a quarter of
a century has been an esteemed patron of the Gazette, and a well known
and highly respected farmer of Seneca, died last
Sunday afternoon after quite a long illness, at the age of fifty-three
years. The funeral services were held on the 7th inst. at his
late residence and were largely attended.
From Ontario County Times 14 July 1886
Seneca Castle, N. Y. - The funeral services of Wheeler
Hipolite were held on Wednesday afternoon at his late residence
near Stanley. He was stricken by paralysis a short time since and died
on Sunday morning last. Mr. Hipolite has been well and favorably known
to our people through his entire life. He had a remarkably genial and
pleasant disposition, and was highly respected by all as a man of good
moral character, of unswerving integrity in all his dealings, which had
an extensive range as an agent for various kinds of agricultural
machinery. He was 53 years old, and leaves a widow and one son, a young
man of much promise and of good business capacity.
From Geneva Gazette 10 December 1897
Died in Seneca - On the 28th of November ult., Mrs. Harriet
Webster Hipolite, in the
67th year of her age. She was born in the town of Seneca July 16,
1831, and married Mr. Hipolite when just 20 years of age. Their
married life was happy and prosperous, though uneventful except as to
mutations incident to farm life. She never had other residence
from infancy until called hence by death that in the good old town of
Seneca. She experienced a great sorrow in the loss of her husband
in March, 1884, and one by one she followed to the grave all her
brothers and sisters, being the last survivor of a family of nine.
During all her married life the GAZETTE
was a weekly visitor at her fireside and to bereaved relatives it
extends sincere sympathy in their great sorrow.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 March 1915
Stanley, N. Y. - The funeral of Clifford Hippolite took
place Thursday morning at ten o'clock at his residence. Rev. Bruce
officiated. Burial was at Sand Hill cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 24 March 1899
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The remains of Mrs. Jean Hird, a
of this place, who died at Willard on Saturday, were
brought to Canandaigua and interred in Woodlawn cemetery on Monday. The
deceased was born in Scotland 67 years ago and had been in this country
about 15 years. She was the mother of 15 children and is survived by
only two, Mrs. William Craib of this town, and Mrs. Tina Huff of
From Geneva Daily Times 17 January 1898
Mrs. Joseph Hirschfield died at 7:30 o'clock last evening, aged
49 years. The cause was peritonitis. The deceased had been ill
but a short time, and her sudden taking off is a great shock to her
family and friends. The husband of the deceased, Police Commissioner
Hirschfield, one of Geneva's best known merchants, and six children
survive her. The oldest, Moses, is at present engaged in business at
Cleveland, Ohio. Funeral services will take place from the house at
o'clock tomorrow morning, and at 11:15 the remains will be sent to
the former home of the deceased, for interment.
From Ontario County Journal 9 May 1919
The funeral services of Mrs. Anna E. Hitchcock, aged 70
years, whose death occurred at her home on West Avenue on Saturday,
were held on Tuesday afternoon. Rev. C. Clarence Baker officiated. She
leaves her husband, Orestes M. Hitchcock; one daughter, Mrs. John E.
Moyer of Canandaigua; and one son, Sherman Hitchcock, of Springfield,
Mass.; also three brothers, John Berry of Canandaigua, Joseph Berry of
Oakland, Cal., and William Berry of Rochester. Interment was in
From Naples Record 15 May 1901
Curtis B. Hitchcock, a
prosperous farmer residing in the town of Bristol, not far from the
northeast corner of the town of Richmond, attempted suicide at his home
on Friday. He had a bad attack of grip this spring, which left him with a
bad head of which he had complained for some time. As Mrs. Hitchcock
was preparing to go out for a call on Friday, he entered their bedroom
and shot himself twice in the right breast with a revolver. One bullet
penetrated the lung and one passed entirely through his body. He was
quite violent when the family reached the room and they had great
difficulty if preventing him from cutting himself with a knife. Dr.
Partridge, of East Bloomfield, was summoned and he and other physicians
endeavored to locate the ball in the lung by probing, but were unable to
do so. He continued to sink until Monday evening when death ended his suffering.
From Ontario County Journal 18 May 1877
Suicide - Mr. Romanzo Hitchcock, of this village, committed
suicide by hanging, at about nine o'clock last Saturday morning. We
have no doubt, from the circumstances which have come to our knowledge,
but that Mr. Hitchcock was temporarily laboring under an aberration of
the mind at the time. He was in ordinary well-to-do
circumstances, usually following the occupation of a farmer. The
last farm he owned was a fine property near the Orphan Asylum just
north of this village. This he lately disposed of, taking a small
property in Victor as part payment. After making this trade, as
on former similar occasions, he became somewhat despondent -- "had fits
of the blues" as his friends usually said. Since the exchange of
property, he resided in the north part of this village, near the old
"malt house" which was recently partially destroyed by fire. It
was noticed that the excitement caused by that fire had quite a
depressing influence upon him.
Last Saturday morning Mr. Hitchcock went to the farm of his brother,
Orestes Hitchcock, about two miles north of the village, to help him
plant corn. The following abstract from the evidence of his
father before the Coroner's jury gives the further particulars in this
O. M. Hitchcock, sworn, says: I reside in Canandaigua, Ontario
county; have resided here twelve years. Deceased came to my place
at 6 o'clock this morning to plant corn. I saw him first coming
up the road with a hoe in his hand. I said you come early, have
you been to breakfast? Said he had not, but had eaten some pie
and cake. I said we have been to breakfast but there was enough
for him. He came in and eat breakfast and I went to the field.
I did not see deceased again till he was found dead.
Charles Dodge came running and said there was a man hanging in
the horse barn; he thought it was Romanzo, but he did have any
moustache. He said he thought he had one; I said he had not.
I came down; his wife was on the stoop; I called her to the barn.
My father was near and he went up with me, and we found him
hanging there. I waited a few minutes not knowing what to do; we
him down. His head was a little at one side. The rope
was drawing from one side; the rope was slip-noosed around his
neck. The other end of the rope was fastened to a rafter.
His feet were on the floor when I found him. I did not notice
anything peculiar about him. For the last two weeks he has been
subject to some peculiarities. He said in changing places he was
very lonesome; has been so at other times when changing places.
nothing to me which made me suspicious he would harm himself. Had
met with no losses; had been subject to the blues as we called it;
heard him threaten to take his own life.
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