"Hi" to "Hik" Obituaries
From Ontario County Journal 22 February 1907
Ionia, N. Y. - Mrs. Addie Hibbard, wife of Thomas Hibbard, died
suddenly from pneumonia at her home west of here on Tuesday morning.
She was not considered seriously ill until the afternoon before her
death. She leaves, besides her husband, one son, Merton; and two
daughters, Mrs. Grace Mellen and Mrs. Leon Simpson of Rochester. These
brother and sisters: Oscar Bailey of this place; Elwyn Bailey of Akron;
Mrs. William Peachey of Mendon, and Mrs. G. E. Tiffany of Delevan,
Cattaraugus county, also survive.
From Ontario County Journal 3 May 1918
Stanley, N. Y. - The funeral of Clark Hibbard, an aged
resident of this place, was held at the Methodist church on Saturday.
Rev. Hersey King had charge of the services. Burial was in Sand Hill
cemetery. Two sons survive.
From Ontario County Journal 17 June 1904
Ionia, N. Y. - Mrs. Electa Hibbard, widow of William Hibbard, died
on Monday, aged 72 years. She leaves two sons, Frank and Charles; and
one daughter, Mary. The funeral service was held from the church on
From Geneva Daily Times 16 November 1907
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Ezra A. Hibbard of this
place occurred at the City Hospital at Geneva at 11 o'clock Thursday
night. Mrs. Hibbard had been in failing health for some time past and
had been taking treatment at a Rochester hospital for several weeks but
failed to recover her health to any extent. A week ago she was taken to
the hospital at Geneva, where Dr. W. A. Howe of Phelps and Dr. Skinner
of Geneva performed an operation. The skull was trepanned and it was
found that there had been a cerebral hemorrhage. The operation relieved
the pressure on the brain and for a time there were hopes entertained
for a recovery. Later pneumonia developed, which resulted in her death.
Mrs. Hibbard was born at Albany but had been a resident of
Phelps for the past 35 years. She was 62 years of age. The deceased is
by her husband, Ezra A. Hibbard, who conducts a hardware business in
Phelps, also two sons, Harry B. Hibbard who is associated with his
father in business, and W. W. Hibbard, a member of the brokerage firm
of Bonbright & Hibbard of Rochester. Mrs. Hibbard was a devout
member of St. John's Episcopal church of this place. The funeral will
be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Hibbard home on Banta
street and a half hour later at St. John's
church. The services will be conducted by the rector, Rev. G. A.
Burial will be in the Phelps cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 26 December 1888
Flint Creek, N. Y. - Fred Hibbard died at the residence of his
father near this place where he had come to make a visit. He was taken
with pneumonia the same day that he arrived home, which was on
Saturday, and he died on the Wednesday following. His funeral was held
at the church in this place on Friday, the 14th. He was about 25 years
of age and leaves a wife and family.
From Ontario County Journal 25 April 1890
Miller's Corners, N. Y. - Stephen Hibbard died at Miller's
Corners April 18th, in the 74th year of his age. Mr. Hibbard was a
native of England, but came to this country thirty-nine years ago. Soon
afterward he settled on the farm where he has lived most of the time
had been in ill health for several years, but did not entirely give up
business until recently. He was a devoted member of the Methodist
and his exemplary life commanded the respect of all who knew him. He
leaves a widow and one son, Thomas Hibbard, of Fairport, and three
daughters, Mrs. Ann Baker and Mrs. Elizabeth Stickle, both of Orange,
N. J., and
Mrs. Lovisa Parish, of Miller's Corners. The funeral was held last
afternoon at the church.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle (unknown date)
At his home in Ionia,
Sept. 20, T. G. Hibbard, aged 77 years. Besides his wife, he is survived
by a son, Merton Hibbard, a daughter, Mrs. Milton Randall, a sister
Mrs. Lovisa Parrish, 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral from Ionia M. E. Church Sunday, Sept 22, at 3 pm. (Burial in Millers Corner Cemetery, Ionia.)
From Ontario County Journal 5 February 1897
Miller's Corners, N. Y. - William Hibbard died at his home about
three miles from here, on the afternoon of Monday, Feb. 1, aged 77
years. The cause of his death was paralysis. The funeral services were
held in the church here on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. He leaves
two sons and one daughter, Charles, Frank and Mary, all residing at
From Geneva Daily Times 14 April 1945
Edward T. Hickelton, aged 95, died at his home, 22 Spring street,
last night after a long illness. Surviving are two sons, Dr. George T.,
Buffalo, and William T., Geneva; and Mrs. Charlotte Hickelton, widow of
his son, Charles, of Rock Creek, Ohio. Funeral rites will be conducted
from the Corwin Funeral Home Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. Lullus
Donald Bell, pastor of the First Methodist church, will officiate and
burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 April 1927
Charles E. Hickey, proprietor of the Women's Apparel Shop on Seneca
street, died at his home at 27 Elmwood Avenue last evening after a long
illness. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary L. Hickey; three sons,
John, Charles and Joseph Hickey; and three daughters, Mary, Elizabeth
and Frances Hickey; his father, Patrick Hickey; one brother, William
Hickey; and a sister, Mrs. Joseph Duffy, all of Geneva. Mr. Hickey was
well-known in business circles in this city, having been in the dry
goods business for many years. He was a member of the Retail Merchant's
Association, of the Holy Name Society of St. Stephen's church and of
the local council of the Knights of Columbus.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 October 1910
Mrs. Daniel Hickey, of No. 6 Lyceum street, died yesterday morning
at 6:30. She had resided in this city all her life. Besides her
husband, she leaves three sons, Dennis, Daniel and John; four
daughters, Mary, Anna, Josephine and Julia; also one brother, Jeremiah
Kelleher of Sedalia, Mo. The funeral will take place Wednesday morning
at 9:30 o'clock from the house and at 10 o'clock from St. Stephen's
church. Burial in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 4 June 1931
Mrs. Mary Hickey, relict of Patrick Hickey, died at her home in
Aldrich street, Shortsville, last week Wednesday, following an extended
illness. Mrs. Hickey was a native of Ireland, but had been resident of
this country since early childhood. During the year 1891, she was
married to Patrick Hickey at Canandaigua, at which time they located at
Shortsville, where she had since continuously resided. Her husband died
several years ago. She was a faithful member of St. Dominic's church
and of the Rosary Society. The nearest survivors are one son-in-law,
Edward O'Neal of Shortsville, and a brother-in-law, Michael Hickey,
also of Shortsville. Funeral services were held from her late home on
Friday morning at 9 o'clock and from St. Dominic's church at 9:30
o'clock, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. John E. Napier. The remains
were laid at rest in St. Rose cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 January 1935
Patrick H. Hickey, aged
86, died this morning at the homeof his daughter, Mrs. Clara Duffy.
Besides his daughter, he leaves one son, William, of this city; one
sister, Mrs. Catherine Flynn of Rochester; two brothers, Thomas and
Edward HIckey of Peterboro, Can.; fourteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 March 1904
Mrs. Timothy Hickey, one of the older residents of the city, died
at her home, the corner of Exchange and Toledo streets, at 12:30
o'clock this morning, aged seventy-three. Mrs. Hickey has been a
resident of Geneva for fifty years. The cause of death was general
debility, the result of her age. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs.
Abraham Hawkins and Miss Nora Hickey, and one son, Patrick Hickey, all
of this city. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
From Geneva Gazette 31 January 1879
Sad Bereavement - On the last day of the old year last past, William
and Mary I. Ludlow of this town were united in marriage.
The announcement did not appear in the GAZETTE until last week.
They were a young couple highly respected by acquaintances, and
having the brightest prospects before them of a long and prosperous
life. They enjoyed a wedding trip to the west, from which they
returned only about ten days ago. In the spring they were to have
settled on a farm in Benton. A day or two after their return Mr. Hickey
was stricken down with
disease which eventuated in rupture of the bowels, death ensuing on the
29th inst., or in just four weeks from the date of his marriage.
The young widow will have the sincere sympathy of all friends in
her sudden and sad bereavement. Mr. Hickey was aged 23
years. His funeral will take place today.
From Ontario County Chronicle 11 November 1903
Manchester, N. Y. - George Dunston Hickmott, one of the old
residents of the town, died at his home, one mile east of this village,
Wednesday, aged 76 years. His death was not wholly unexpected, as he
never fully recovered from a fall from his wagon which broke his arm
last May. He was born in Warwickshire, England, came to Albany 55 years
ago and was a resident of Manchester for over forty years. He was an
industrious, sober man, much respected by a large circle of friends. He
is survived by seven children, William T., Fred, Ward, Harriet and Mrs.
John Gilman of this place, and Mrs. Charles Christler and George
Hickmott of Geneva.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 4 May 1926
Manchester, May 3 - William T. Hickmott, 68,
died Monday at his home in Center street, after a long illness. He was
born at Westfield. He came to Manchester when a boy and had lived here
since. He married Fanny Wandling, April 23d, 1885. Besides his wife, he
leaves a son, Howard, of Newark, O.; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Chrysler
of Geneva, Miss Harriett HIckmott and Mrs. Rose Gilman of Manchester;
three brothers, Fred of Manchester, George of Geneva and Ward of Middlesex.
From Ontario County Journal 11 May 1877
Canadice, N. Y. -
Within the last week death has been in our
midst and taken from us an old and highly-honored citizen. Samuel
Hickok, Esq., departed this life on Sunday, April 29th, at the age
of 59 years. For several years past
Mr. Hickok had been troubled with difficulties of the heart,
which for some time previous to his death had caused his health to
become much impaired. A few weeks before he died he was quite
feeble, so much so that he was unable to attend to his official duties
as Justice of the Peace. However, he partially recovered from
this, but eight days before he died, he was taken to his bed from which
he never arose. Mr. H. was a man much esteemed and beloved by our
citizens generally. At the time of his death he was serving the
town as Justice of the Peace, in which capacity he had acted for
more than nine consecutive years. The funeral services were largely
attended at his late residence on the Sabbath following his death, and
his body was interred in Canadice Hollow. Rev. Wm. Hunter, of
Springwater, preached the funeral sermon. The many relatives
and acquaintances who mourn the loss of a husband, father and friend
have the sympathy of the community.
From Ontario County Journal 5 December 1913
Canadice, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Samuel Hickok occurred
at her home on Sunday night at the advanced age of 92 years. She had
been a sufferer for several months with cancer. Mrs. Hickok had been a
resident of this town for many years, and was highly respected by a
large circle of friends. She is survived by two sons and two daughters.
Her husband died about 20 years ago. The funeral was held from the
Methodist church at Springwater on Tuesday, Rev. W. J. Brown
From Naples Record 21 February 1945
Our community was shocked and saddened on Saturday to learn of the unexpected death of a former resident of this place, Mrs. Dora Standish Hickox, 75,
of Canandaigua, who died at her home at 9:30 o'clock Saturday morning,
February 17, of apoplexy. She was the older sister of George Q.
Standish of Bristol Springs, and of Mrs. Edna Wilkins of Deposit, N.
Y.; she also leaves one son, George Hickox at home; and several nieces
and one nephew. Her husband, George B. Hickox, died three years ago.
Mrs. Hickox was a daughter of George T. and Adelaide Carpenter
Standish. She was a graduate of Brockport Normal School, and taught in
the schools in this area before her marriage. She will be greatly
missed at home, where she was a devoted wife and mother, and among a
large circle of friends to whom she was endeared by her pleasant
personality and her Christian life.
From Ontario County Journal 16 June 1899
On Sunday occurred the death of Captain George Hickox, at
his home a few miles west of the village. Mr. Hickox was Canandaigua's
oldest native born citizen, having reached the advanced age of 96
years. Mr. Hickox was connected with the state militia in his younger
days and on account of that service, received the title of captain. Mr.
Hickox was always engaged in the farming interests, and it is only
within a few years that he has been unable to be about. In 1828 Mr.
Hickox married Miss Mary Adah Mallory, and to them were born four
children, George S., who died a few months ago; Henry Bradford, James
S. and Miss Mary D. Hickox, all of whom survive. The funeral was held
from the home on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. J. W. Webb and Rev. Frank T.
Bayley, of Denver, officiating.
From Ontario County Chronicle 13 February 1901
Mary A. W. Hickox, wife of James S. Hickox, died at her home near
this village Thursday morning after a prolonged illness. There survive
beside her husband, two daughters, Mrs. P. T. Hartman
of Lyons and Mrs. W. S. Titus of Rochester, and one son, J. S. Hickox
of this town; three brothers, Job, Peter, Jonas Wolverton. Deceased was
61 years of age.
From Ontario County Times 17 April 1872
Died, at his home, in Bristol, April 9th, 1872, Aaron Hicks, aged
one of the oldest settlers of
Bristol. He has lived in the town for seventy-five years, and upon the
same farm more than sixty years, ever since his marriage. He has reared
a large family of children, seven of whom are now living, and all
respectable and influential men in the communities in which they live.
He has always maintained a spotless character, and by the uprightness
and purity of his life has endeared himself to all who knew him. His
life was a hidden life, the best part of it known only to himself and
family. He was quiet and retiring in his manners, and gentle and
affectionate in disposition, and the universal testimony of neighbors
who lived by him always is, that father Hicks was a good man. He was a
member of no church, but his faith was strong in the universal love of
God, believing that through Christ the world would be saved from sin.
He was married to Hannah Cornell January 1st, 1812, and upon last New
Year's day was celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of their marriage.
All the living children and grandchildren were present, with many other
friends and relatives, and a very happy time it was indeed. The aged
father and mother looking with a calm and sober, though nonetheless
joyous happiness upon the children they had reared, and who now, in
their old age, respected and loved them. As a tribute of love one of
his sons presented them, upon the occasion, a most beautiful chromo, a
wreath of autumn leaves, beneath which was the words, "Leaves have
their time to fall." His funeral services were held at the Universalist
church at Bristol.
From Ontario County Journal 17 January 1919
The death of Mrs. Ann Eliza Hicks, aged 73 years, occurred
at the home of her son, Edbert I. Hicks, in South Bristol on Saturday.
She suffered a stroke of paralysis on December 31. There survive two
sons, Edbert I. Hicks, and John M. Hicks; and a daughter, Mrs. Angeline
Hawkins of South Bristol. The funeral services were held on Wednesday.
Interment was at Academy.
From Ontario County Journal 17 June
Bristol, N. Y. - Benjamin F. Hicks
died at his home in Bristol
on Wednesday, June 8, after about two years' illness. His whole life of
over 77 years had been passed at the place where he passed away. Only
one month ago his brother, F. Josephus Hicks, about two years his
senior entered the better land. Mr. Hicks was one of the most highly
respected and esteemed citizens of our town. His death will be a severe
loss to the community. A widow and only daughter survive him. Rev. Mr.
Orelup was the officiating clergyman at the funeral services, which
were held on Friday from the Universalist church at 3 p.m. His grave in
Evergreen Cemetery adds one more to the many interments that have been
made there during the present year.
From Naples Record 7 July 1920
A Memorial - of Mrs. Carrie Hicks, given at the W. C. T. U.
meeting by Mrs. H. B. Hovey: We miss from our number today a faithful
member of our Union, Mrs. Carrie (Wood) Hicks, wife of Elwyn J. Hicks.
She was born July 9, 1867, and died at the Memorial hospital,
Canandaigua, June 23, 1920. She was the youngest of five children --
Alice Wood and Mrs. Eunice Nash, of Geneseo, N. Y.; Henry Wood of this
place, and Eugene Wood, who died several years ago. She was the
daughter of William Henry and Lucy (Lincoln) Wood and leaves two
daughters, Ida and Claribelle. She was a faithful member of the W. C.
T. U. of the Y. P. S. C. E. and of the Sunday School, always striving
to walk in the straight and narrow way that leadeth unto Life. Stress
was laid upon her faithfulness, at her funeral, by Dr. J. H. France.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 December 1904
Miss Chloe Hicks, eighty-three years of age, died at 8 o'clock
yesterday morning at the home of her nephew, W. F. McKane, of No. 237
Washington street. The deceased was born in Allegany county and has
lived in this vicinity for fifty years. Since early life she has been a
member of First Presbyterian church. Besides her nephew, she is
survived by a brother and sister in the west. Mrs. L. M. Page of this
city is a niece of the deceased. The funeral will take place Wednesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house, Rev. W. W. Weller, officiating.
Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 18 January 1888
Bristol, N. Y. - Death has once more visited our little hamlet and
taken from us one of our loved ones. Christiana, wife of Mervin
B. Hicks, passed quietly away, Thursday, January 12th, leaving
a husband, sister, and other relatives to mourn her loss. The funeral
services were held from her late home, January 15. Rev. F. B. Peck of
From Ontario County Journal 22 April 1892
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. E. J. Hicks, after suffering all
winter, died on the 11th inst., leaving three young children, the
youngest not more than six months old. Mr. Hicks has the sympathy of
the neighborhood and
he is certainly entitled to great credit for his patient attention to
wife during her illness and for his manly attempt to keep the little
together now that their mother has gone.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 3 September 1929
Bristol Springs, Sept 2 - Funeral services were held at the church here today for Elwyn Hicks, who
died Friday at the home of his daughter at Waterloo. He was born in
South Bristol on March 18, 1861, s son of Jacob Martin and Betsy Ann
Hicks, and had always resided in South Bristol. Mr. Hicks was a a
member of the Canandaigua order of the Maccabees. He was twice married,
his first wife being Ida E. Hotchkiss of Naples, and the second Carrie
E. Wood of South Bristol. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Myron
Cleveland of Clyde, Mrs. Ernest Hatch of Lock Berlin, and Mrs. Herbert
Burgess and Clara Hicks of Waterloo; two brothers, Myron Hicks of
Canandaigua and Theron Hicks of Rochester.
From Ontario County Journal 29 December 1899
Phelps, N. Y. - Emma, wife of George Hicks, of this
village, died last Friday evening, after a short illness, aged 50
years. She is survived by a husband, two sons and one daughter. The
funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Mr.
Beardslee officiating. Interment was made at Gypsum.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 26 October 1938
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Ethel Cummings Hicks, 65, died
yesterday morning after a week's illness in the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Leon Mason, following a cerebral hemorrhage. Mrs. Hicks was born
and had spent her entire life in this town, living with her family on
lower Michigan street since her marriage. Besides her husband, Charles
Hicks, she is survived by his children, Mrs. William Wilkins, Elroy
Hicks, Camille Hicks, Mrs. Leon Mason and Charles Hicks, Jr., of this
place, and Mrs. Lewis Hurlbut of Attica. Funeral services will be held
at 2 p.m. tomorrow in a funeral home in Main street, the Rev. William
H. Edmunds, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, officiating.
Interment will be in East Bloomfield Cemetery.
From the Christian Ambassador, Auburn NY, 17 Jun 1865
Hicks, Francis Eugene
REV. FRANCIS EUGENE HICKS was
born in Bristol, Ontario County, New York, November 4th, 1831 and died
Lowell, Massachusetts, April 23d, 1865, aged 33 years, 5 months
and 19 days. He commenced the study of theology with Rev. J[ames] H.
Tuttle in Fulton, Oswego County, N. Y. at the age of 21 years. During
his residence in Fulton he formed the acquaintance of Miss Mary E.
Harris, who subsequently became his wife, and who died in Potsdam in
the summer of 1863, leaving a daughter, now nine years old. He
received his letter of ministerial fellowship from the Ontario
Association of Universalists. His first field of labor was
Victor, N. Y. He afterward removed westward, preaching for a time
in Marietta, Ohio and Rising Sun, Indiana. Not finding the
western section congenial with his health, he
removed eastward, preaching first in Meriden, Ct. and subsequently,
for three years, in Dover, N. H. The eastern section proved
unfavorable to the health of Mrs. Hicks, and they returned to their
native state. After laboring for a season in LeRoy, Genesee
County, he removed to Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co. Here he
nearly two years with much success, and acquired considerable
and influence in the vicinity. After the death of his companion,
he became somewhat dispirited, and desired a change of scenery and
From Potsdam he removed to Lowell, Mass., and commenced his labors as
pastor of the Second Universalist Society in that city on the first
Sabbath of July, 1864. A new and larger field of labor, new
scenes, and new acquaintances revived his spirits. The old
Merrimac River Ministerial Circle was resuscitated. He became a
member, and was much interested in its meetings. New and
interesting domestic relations were formed. Not quite three
months previous to his decease he was united in marriage with Miss
Josephine A. Young, a member of his congregation. A funeral
service was held in Lowell, in the church in which he had ministered,
the services being shared by various members of the M. R. Ministerial
Circle. His young widow and daughter, with a brother of the deceased,
Edwin Hicks Esq., of Canandaigua, accompanied the remains to Bristol,
where they were interred beside those of his first companion, on the
afternoon of the 2d of May. The services at the grave were by Br. J. R.
Sage, assisted by the writer. On the following Sabbath, May 7th,
a large concourse of citizens with the aged parents and brothers of the
deceased assembled at the Universalist church in Bristol, and a
discourse was delivered by the writer. It is sad to see our ministers
passing away, especially those in the
prime and vigor of their lives, and sad to see so few entering the
field to fill the places of the fallen.
[Rev.] L[ewis] C. Browne
Canton, N. Y.
This contribution was kindly
donated by Karen Dau, Rochester NY
Archivist, NY State Convention of Universalists
From Geneva Daily Times 3 August 1906
Phelps, N. Y. - George Hicks, a well-known veteran of the war
of the rebellion, died at the home of his son, Frank, on West Main
street late Wednesday evening. He had suffered a brief illness with a
cancer of the stomach. Mr. Hicks was born in the northern part of this
town and always lived here. He was 64 years of age. At the breaking out
of the war of the rebellion, he enlisted in the 148th Reg. N. Y. Vol.,
and served until the close of the war. He was a man possessed of a
kindly disposition and had a large circle of friends. His wife died
about five years ago. His survivors are
two sons, Frank and William Hicks of Phelps and one daughter, Mrs.
Kittie Fowler of Boston. The funeral will be held from the house
afternoon, Rev. W. E. Doughty officiating. The burial will be at Gypsum.
From Ontario County Journal 28 February 1896
George L. Hicks, a clerk in the story of William Doyle at Bristol,
where he had been employed for the past eight years, was found dead in
an upper room over the store last Monday morning. His head was wrapped
in cotton which had been saturated with chloroform, in such a manner
that he must have inhaled fully one-half an ounce of the drug. Near the
body was an empty bottle having the label of a Canandaigua druggist. As
he had not been in this village for over two weeks, it is believed that
he must have contemplated the act for some time. No reason can be
assigned for the deed except temporary or hereditary insanity.
He was a popular young man, and was the nominee of the Republican party
for the office of town clerk. He has always been held in the highest
respect by his associates, and the people of Bristol generally. He left
a letter giving directions for his funeral, disposing of business
matters and leaving his property to his father. The letter also
contained brief messages to personal friends and in the body of it was
the sentence, "My head feels very bad." He was insured in the E. K. O.
R. Coroner Hallenbeck empannelled a jury as follows: Elkanah Andrews,
foreman; John M. Phillips, Leonard H. Jones, Elihu E. Briggs, Frank M.
Davis, A. Eugene Wales, Orville Bentley, George G. Gilbert, Wm. H.
Nudd. After the inquest they brought in a verdict in accordance with
facts as stated.
From Ontario County Journal 10 April 1874
Obituary - Died at the residence of her son, Benjamin F. Hicks, in
Bristol, on the morning of the 2nd , inst.
Mrs. Hannah Cornell, wife of the late Aaron Hicks, Esq.,
Mrs. Hicks was a native of
Dighton, Bristol Co., Mass., and came to the Genesee Country with her
parents at an early age. She was married to Mr. Hicks January
1st, 1812, and lived with him in the same neighborhood, and
most of the time on the same farm, for more than sixty years. She
was the mother of ten children, nine of whom, one
daughter and eight sons lived to adult age, and seven of the sons
are still living and were present at her funeral. She was
a woman of strong mind and her influence was on the side of right.
In the days of the anti-slavery struggle she sympathized deeply
with the friends of that cause, and when the ranks of
the advocates of Temperance were thin indeed, her voice was ever
raised in favor of total abstinence from everything that can
intoxicate, and the poor and oppressed always found in her a
sympathizer, and so far as her means would allow, a helper. Her funeral
attended at the Universalist Church on Sunday, the 5th inst., the
services being conducted by the Pastor, Rev. Henry Jewell, assisted by
Rev. Henry Shepard, of Orono, Maine.
From Ontario County Journal 26 January 1912
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Harriet Hicks died at her home
about a mile from this village, Sunday, after a long illness. She was
born at Kingston Magna, England, 82 years ago, but had been a resident
of this town for many years. Her husband, John Hicks, was taken
prisoner and died in the Civil war. Mrs. Hicks is survived by two sons,
William S. and Charles; and by one brother, William Green, all of this
town. The funeral was held from her late home Tuesday afternoon and
burial was in the village cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 12 November 1909
Honeoye, N. Y. - Death has again entered this community, coming
like the thief, and called one of the most worthy townsmen, Hyland
Hicks, to his eternal rest. On Saturday evening, Oct. 31, Mr. Hicks
was down street as was his usual Saturday night custom, apparently in
his usual health, returning to his home about 10 o'clock. About 12 he
awakened his wife and told her he was very ill, and growing rapidly
worse, died before medical aid could be summoned. Mr. Hicks was about
60 years of age. He was born in Canadice and resided there until the
last few years, when he retired to this village where he has since
lived. Several years ago his only brother died in exactly the same
manner. Mr. Hicks was a successful farmer and was honest and upright in
all his dealings. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs.
Ruth Newman, of Rochester. The funeral was held from his late home on
Monday afternoon, Rev. A. C. Dill, pastor of the Congregational church
From Naples Record 13 April 1892
The death of Ida E., wife of Elwyn Hicks, occurred at
Bristol Springs on Monday. She was the daughter of Mortimer Hotchkiss
of Frost Town, and was 25 years old. Funeral services were held today,
Rev. B. F. Millard officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 4 November 1910
Cheshire, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Irwin Hicks occurred
on Tuesday from a complication of diseases at the Canandaigua hospital.
Mrs. Hicks was born on Jan. 12, 1847, and resided in this town the
greater part of her life. She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Charles Cobb
of Honeoye, Mrs. Fred Higley and Miss Grace Hicks of South Bristol;
four sons, John H. of Canandaigua; Isaac of Pittsford and Albert and
Herbert of Canandaigua. The remains were taken to the home of her son,
Herbert, on the Middle road. The funeral services will be held at
Academy church this afternoon at one o'clock, Rev. W. E. Searles of
Canandaigua officiating. Interment will be in Academy cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 31 January 1896
Monday, about noon, occurred the death of Isaac N. Hicks at
had been a resident of
this county for 61 years. Two sons, Edbert and John Hicks, and two
daughters, Miss Emma Hicks and Mrs. John B. Hawkins, survive. Deceased
was 64 years of age.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 August 1911
Isaiah S. Hicks, aged 90 years, died yesterday afternoon at one
o'clock at the home of his son, Arthur Hicks. He leaves two sons,
Mervin of Holcomb and Arthur of this city. The funeral will take place
tomorrow morning at 9:45 o'clock, from the house. Rev. W. W. Weller
will officiate. The remains will be taken on the 12:13 New York Central
train to Bristol for interment.
From Ontario County Journal 7 January 1887
Bristol, N. Y. - Mrs. Isaiah Hicks, after suffering many
months died the 4th inst., at 2 p.m. She has long been a faithful and
respected member of the Universalist society. The bereaved family have
the sympathy of the entire community.
From Ontario County Journal 5 July 1912
The death of Jacob N. Hicks, aged 99 years, occurred at the
home of his son, Myron J. Hicks, Main street south, on Tuesday morning.
Deceased was born in Dutchess county, on Jan. 8, 1822, and most of his
life was spent in South Bristol, where he was a successful farmer.
There survive three sons, Myron of Canandaigua, Theron A. and Elwyn J.;
and one daughter, Mrs. Alice Covil, all of Bristol Springs; and several
grandchildren. His wife's death occurred 29 years ago on his birthday.
Rev. W. E. Searles officiated at the funeral services yesterday.
Interment at Cheshire.
From Ontario County Journal 4 November 1887
Naples, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Jacob N. Hicks, of
South Bristol, occurred on Wednesday, Oct. 26, and the burial on
Friday. She resided very near to the late Amasa Coye, and their deaths
were but two days apart. Mrs. Hicks had always lived in that
neighborhood, being a daughter of Benson Hawkins,
who, it will be remembered, was murdered in his own house.
From Ontario County Journal 12 February 1897
Canadice, N. Y. - John M. Hicks was suddenly taken ill on Saturday
last while at a neighbor's house, and died at 5 o'clock on Sunday
morning. He had been in poor health for nearly a year, but as he was
able to be around at all times, his death was a shock in the community.
He leaves a wife, one son and two daughters. The funeral was held on
From Ontario County Journal 13 May 1892
Bristol, N. Y. - Josephus Hicks, a respected and well-known man of
died after a few weeks illness Saturday morning, May 7, in the 78th
of his age. Mr. Hicks was a member of a family of nine children of whom
W. Scott, Benjamin, Lawrence, Isaiah, of Bristol, Steven of Cheshire,
the Hon. Edwin Hicks of Canandaigua, are still living. He also leaves a
and many friends who will always remember him as a kind and true
man. The funeral services were held at the Universalist church
afternoon, the Rev. Mr. Orelup preaching from the text: "For as in Adam
die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive." Cor. 15, 32.
From Ontario County Journal 10 April 1896
A peculiarly sad death occurred on Wednesday afternoon when Mrs.
wife of John Hicks, who resides near the outlet on
the Hopewell road, expired in the arms of her daughter, while returning
home in a carriage from a visit paid to the office of Dr. Ira F. Hawley
in this village. Death occurred from a stroke of paralysis and life had
left the body when she was taken from the carriage. She had heretofore
suffered several shocks from the same disease. She was 60 years of age
and leaves a husband and two daughters to mourn her loss.
From Ontario County Times 16 April 1884
Bristol, N. Y. - Died in Bristol, on the morning of April
7th, Lucy Evarts, widow of Lemuel Hicks, aged 86
years, 9 months and 29 days. Mrs. Hicks was born in West Stockbridge,
Mass., June 8th, 1797. She came to Western New York with her parents at
an early age, and at the age of eighteen was married to Lemuel Hicks,
and on her wedding day came on horseback with her husband to his home
in Bristol, a home that she had retained and occupied until her death.
Mrs. Hicks was a woman of great energy of character, and although she
had suffered much from sickness and from sorrow at the loss of dear
friends, her courage never forsook her, and to the last she was the
same active, self-reliant woman that she was in her earlier years. On
her 86th birthday she alone drove her own horse two miles to spend the
day with an invalid sister, and returned home at night none the worse
for her drive. She was the mother of seven children, four of whom
survive her: Harvey E. Hicks, of Brooklyn, N. Y.; Walter S. Hicks of
Ann Arbor, Mich.; Mrs. Wm. Rowe of Chatham, N. Y.; and Mrs. Seth Paul
of Bristol; the last of whom has carefully watched over and attended
her during her declining years. Her husband died in 1852, but through
the loving care of her children, she has been enabled to spend all the
years of her widowhood at the old homestead, rendered so dear to her by
its many tender associations. Mrs. Hicks has been a member of the
Baptist church of Bristol for seventy years, and by her integrity of
character and purity of life, she did honor to her profession as a
Christian believer. Her funeral was attended on April 10th in the
Baptist church, and a very impressive and comforting sermon on the
subject of the Resurrection was delivered by Rev. Mr. Hiscox of
From Ontario County Journal 3 February 1911
South Bloomfield, N. Y. - Margaret Vance Hicks, widow of the late
Benjamin F. Hicks of the town of Bristol, died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. George A. Wheeler, Wednesday p.m., Jan. 25. Mrs. Hicks
was born in Pennsylvania, Nov. 25, 1821. She was married Oct. 22, 1845,
and became a resident of Bristol, where she lived until 18 years ago.
After the death of her husband, she came to live with her daughter,
where she remained until called to her final home. The funeral was held
on Saturday from the Universalist church, Bristol, Rev. G. F. Babbitt
officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery. Besides her daughter,
Mrs. George A. Wheeler, she leaves four grandchildren, Mrs. Oscar B.
Johnson of Canandaigua, Ralph Hicks Wheeler of Ithaca, Margaret Vance
Wheeler and Leah Cornell Wheeler of East Bloomfield; and three
great-grandchildren. Although in her 90th year, Mrs. Hicks was a bright
and interesting woman, cheerful and appreciative of the tender and
loving care she received during her declining years. When the recipient
of some dainty from a friend, she remarked, "O, if I were to live my
life over, I would be kinder to everybody." This meant much, as her
hands were always busy doing for others. Her ear was quick to hear the
mind and heart active to respond. Her door was always open to those in
need of home and care. The aged, the poor and the orphans have shared
her home and blessed is the memory among all who knew her.
From Ontario County Journal 6 August 1875
Mrs. Martin H. Hicks - The South Bristol correspondent of the
Naples Record gives the following: We have to record the
death of Mrs. Millicent Hicks,
wife of Martin H. Hicks of this town. Mrs. Hicks had been in
poor health for a year or two, consequent upon old age, but able to be
around and keep her house with the aid
of her husband until a week ago, when her right side and limbs became
paralized, from which time she was unable to speak or
swallow. The sands of life gradually ran out, and on the morning
of the 27th inst. life became extinct. The subject of this notice
came to this county forty-one years ago with her husband from Dutchess
Co. She was 79 years old the 30th of May. Mr. Hicks, who
survives her, was 82 years old the 14th of June. They had been
married 62 years the 18th of last October; the parents of thirteen
children, eleven of whom are living. Their lives have
been an unbroken quiet, not having an enemy in the world, that we
know of. Four of their sons live in this town and one in
Wisconsin, all of whom are industrious men of good habits; their six
are scattered in several States. The funeral was held at Academy
on Wednesday, sermon by Rev. Mr. Ford of Canandaigua.
From Victor Herald 16 January 1903
Bristol, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Nettie Phillips Hicks, wife
home last Friday at 11:30 a.m.,
Rev. F. F. Buckner of the Universalist church, officiating. Mrs. Hicks'
death occurred on Wednesday night after an illness of three months. She
is survived by her husband, a mother, Mrs. H. Wood, and one brother,
Morris Phillips of Mendon, and a great many friends. She was ever of a
pleasant disposition and a patient sufferer. The deceased was
twenty-nine years of age. The floral tributes at the funeral were many
From Ontario County Journal 5 June 1896
Bristol, N. Y. - In the death of Peleg F. Hicks, which
occurred on Thursday of last week, Bristol has lost one of its most
worthy and highly esteemed citizens. Mr. Hicks was a native of Bristol,
and most of his life was spent in that town. He was 67 years old, and
during all the active period of his life he was ever ready to lend a
helping hand to any who needed help. He was a member of the
Universalist church of Bristol, and because of his helpfulness in that
relation, he will be missed there, perhaps, more than in any other
place. Always active in politics, he was a great help to the Republican
party, of which he was an original member. In all the relations of
life, as a church member, a citizen, a friend and a neighbor, he was
a true type of generous manhood, and that he was appreciated by
his fellow citizens, was proven by the many positions of trust he was
called upon to fill, and the large attendance at his funeral, which was
held in the Universalist church on Saturday, May 30. His pastor, Rev.
N. J. Orelup, officiated. He leaves two daughters to mourn his loss,
Mrs. Hiram Eggleston of Geneva and Miss Carrie Hicks of Bristol.
From Livonia Gazette 27 June 1890
Mrs. Ruth Hicks, an old resident of Canadice, died at her home in
that town last Tuesday morning, in the 84th year of her age. She was the
mother of Mrs. Mark Smith of this village, and was a frequent visitor
here. The funeral was held yesterday at 2 o'clock from the church at
Empire State Universalist, Cortland NY, February 1935
An accident, last fall, brought on an illness which resulted in the death of Mrs. Sarah Clark Hicks
on January 15 in her home in Canandaigua. She was in her 89th
year. Mrs. Hicks was born in Belle-Ville, [sic] Jefferson county,
and went to Canandaigua was the bride of Edwin C. Hicks in 1845.
Her husband was then district attorney of Ontario county and later
served two terms in the state senate. He died in 1902. They
had two children and both have passed on. Although handicapped
for years by blindness, Mrs. Hicks maintained her interest in current
events. She learned the Moon system of reading and thereby read
countless biographies, histories and works of fiction. She was a
member of several clubs in the village and was active in the Mission
Circle and Universalist gatherings. She is survived by several
grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. The memorial service was
conducted in her home by the Rev. C. C. [Charles Clare] Blauvelt
[pastor of the First Universalist church of Rochester] on January 17.
This contribution was kindly donated by Karen Dau, Rochester NY
Archivist, NY State Convention of Universalists
From Livonia Gazette 27 December 1895
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Stephen Hicks was
buried at Baptist Hill on the 22d inst. Mr. Hicks died in the insane
asylum at Ovid. He was born in Bristol and was the son of the late Aaron
and Hannah Cornell Hicks, but of late his home has been in Canandaigua
with an adopted daughter, Mrs. Julia A. Townsend. His wife, Phebe Pool,
died about two years ago. He leaves one son, John Hicks, who at present
resides in Richmond. He was about eighty years of age.
From Ontario County Journal 28 April 1893
Cheshire, N. Y. - Mrs. Stephen C. Hicks, who has been sick for
several months, died in this village April 24. Mrs. Hicks was
universally respected and her death, though not unexpected, has cast a
gloom over the neighborhood. Her husband, who is in very poor health,
and one son are left to mourn her loss and they have the sympathy of
all in their bereavement. Her remains will be laid to rest in the
cemetery at Baptist Hill.
From Ontario County Journal 12 June 1885
Our community was shocked Wednesday morning to learn of the death
of Washington L. Hicks, deputy
clerk of Ontario county. He died at his residence in this village
at three o'clock Wednesday morning, of typhoid pneumonia, at the
age of about 60 years. Mr. Hicks entered the county clerk's office
in 1858, and has been there continuously since that time, with the
exception of four years, from May 18, 1861, to August 10, 1865, when
he served for the Union cause in the civil war. In 1873 he was elected
county clerk, and at the expiration of his term accepted the position
of deputy, which position he has since continuously filled. He was
known throughout the county as one of the most efficient officers the
county has ever had. He remained at his official post until Thursday of
last week, when his illness confined him to his house. Very quiet
and unassuming in his manner, he was a valued and most respected
whose place will not be readily filled. He leaves a wife but no
Though not a member of the bar, the Court and Bar of this county
manifested their respect for the man by the adoption of appropriate
resolutions Thursday morning, which will be found in our record of
Court proceedings in another column. The funeral service will be held
at the house at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
From Ontario County Journal 28 May 1909
On Friday morning, May 21, occurred the death of William Hicks,
at his home near South Bloomfield. Mr. Hicks was past 71 years of
age, and until recently, has been able to do light work about his home.
In the death of Mr. Hicks, this community has lost an honored and
respected citizen, a man whose integrity was never questioned and one
of excellent judgment and unusual intelligence for one who has led so
humble a life. Deceased married Sovina Johnson, of the town of
Canandaigua in 1860 and from 1862 until 1894 their home was at Hicks
point on Canandaigua lake. Since 1894, Mr. and Mrs. Hicks have lived in
the town of East Bloomfield, where they have won the esteem of all who
knew them. Mr. Hicks served as justice of the peace in South Bristol
for 20 years and was post master at Hicks point for eight years, and
since moving to East Bloomfield has held the office of justice of the
peace for one term. He has always been a staunch Republican. Besides a
widow, he leaves two sons, Charles of East Bloomfield, and Frank of
Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Samuel Baker of Mumford, Monroe county;
two brothers, Jacob N. of Canandaigua, and Irwin H. of South Bristol,
and one sister, Mrs. Katherine Penoyer. The funeral was held on Sunday
from the church at Academy, burial at Lake View cemetery, near his old
home. Mrs. Hicks desires to thank the neighbors and friends for their
kindness and assistance in her affliction.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 September 1910
Herman Henry Hietzcholt, aged 88 years, died yesterday afternoon
at 5:45 o'clock at the City Hospital. Death was due to a fall that he
had a week previous. Mr. Hietzcholt started for the Wilson fire and in
crossing the street, he slipped on a banana peel, and in falling struck
his head on the pavement. He was removed to the hospital but owing to
his advanced age, he was unable to overcome the shock caused by the
fall. For years he conducted a shoe shop in Main street at No. 402. The
deceased was born in Germany on January 20th, 1835, and three years
later came to Geneva and has for the past 52 years resided at his
present address. He was a man that was always active even up to the
time of his accident. In early life, he served in a European war. He
leaves one son, Gustave H. Hietzcholt, and a daughter, Mrs. William
Weisbrot, both of this city and four grandchildren.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 April 1908
The funeral of Mrs. Catherine Higgins will take place
morning at 8:30 from the home of her son, Edward Higgins, 113 Exchange
and at 9 o'clock from St. Francis Desales church. Burial will be made
St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 26 September 1890
Obituary - Mrs. Daniel Higgins died at her residence on Exchange
street yesterday forenoon. By this dispensation three little
children, the oldest only about eight years old, are made orphans,
their respected and lamented father having died about a year ago.
Mrs. Higgins has a wide circle of relatives and acquaintances in this
community who mourn their great bereavement. Her death was caused
by heart disease. The funeral will be held tomorrow (Saturday) at
10 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Church with a solemn requiem mass.
From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 29 March 1906
James Higgins died at his home on Tillman street last Monday
morning, aged 72 years. He had been a resident of the city for more
than sixty years, and held many local positions, including that of
street commissioner, and town overseer of the poor. He was one of the
most prominent of our foreign born citizens.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 July 1916
James Higgins, who resided at No. 9 Twomey Place, died this morning
as the result of taking poison yesterday. Members of the family assert
that Mr. Higgins, who was not in the best of health, went to the
bathroom yesterday afternoon to take some medicine and by mistake took
poison instead. Mr. Higgins ill health had made him somewhat
despondent. Dr. Charles Nieder was called and endeavored to save Mr.
Higgins life, but efforts were in vain and he died this morning. Mr.
Higgins was 65 years old. Besides one daughter, Mrs. E. L. Rainsford of
Hornell, he is survived by two sons, Daniel Higgins of this city and
William Higgins of Hornell.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 July 1933
James C. Higgins, 57, of 201 Exchange street, died suddenly of a
heart attack at 6 o'clock this morning. Mr. Higgins had been in good
health and his death was unexpected. He had recently suffered a slight
attack of summer grip from which it was believed he had recovered. He
leaves his wife, Mary A. Higgins; one son, James E.; and a sister, Mrs.
Margaret A. Kelly of Flushing, L. I. Mr. Higgins was a member of the
local Aerie of Eagles, of the Loyal Order of Moose, of the Geneva Lodge
of Elks, Chamber of Commerce, Geneva Automobile Club, Rod and Gun and
Seneca Yacht Clubs. He was formerly a United States postal
From Geneva Daily Times 17 May 1929
The death of John Higgins, aged 87 years, of 42 Lewis
street, well-known resident of this city, occurred at 4:50 o'clock this
morning at the Geneva General Hospital. He has been in poor health
since Christmas. Mr. Higgins was the first man in this city to use a
two-horse truck, hauling transfer from the steamboats and railroads. He
later retired from this work and entered the grocery business,
conducting a store on Exchange street for about twenty years. Besides
his wife, Mary Higgins, he is survived by one son, James, of Wilkes
Barre, Pa., ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral
services will be held Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock from his late
home, 42 Lewis street, and 9 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales Church.
Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 16 March 1900
Mrs. Julia A. Higgins, widow of Patrick Higgins, died at the home
of her son-in-law, John Connolly, 579 Exchange street, last Tuesday,
aged about 70 years. She was the daughter of Patrick Moore, who
in old times resided about opposite the house where she died. She
was a cousin of D. E. Moore. Her father was one of about a half
dozen of the earliest Irish emigrants who settled in Geneva; the others
whom we call to mind were Michael Ryan, Patrick Dillon, Thomas Nevins,
and her own brother, Matthew Moore.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 June 1909
The funeral of Mrs. Mary Higgins, wife of Edward Higgins,
took place this morning at 9:30 o'clock from the family residence, No.
113 Exchange street, and at 10 o'clock from St. Francis DeSales church.
Burial was made in St. Patrick's cemetery. The bearers were Messrs T.
A. Kane, Francis Flynn, Patrick Hickey, Albert Hennessey, George Carr
and Daniel Deegan.
From Ontario County Journal 5 October 1894
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Michael Higgins died at the home of his
sister, Mrs. James A. Brady, Monday morning. The funeral services were
held at the house at 9:30 o'clock and from St. Agnes' church at 10
o'clock Thursday morning.
From Ontario Repository and Messenger 22 April 1868
SERIOUS ACCIDENT - Mr. Rody Higgins, a brakeman on Northern
Central Railway, residing in this village, was so severely injured at
Penn Yan on Tuesday of last week, that he died from his injuries on
Friday. He was engaged in coupling cars, and in
some manner two of them missed connecting, and caught his head between
them, a large nut on a bolt crushing into the side of his head, making
an ugly wound. His funeral took place on Sunday afternoon, and was
attended by a large concourse of friends.
From Geneva Gazette 13 October 1876
A Sudden Death - The death of Thomas Higgins, a
well-known drayman of our village, occurred last Monday under
peculiarly sad and distressing circumstances. About two months
ago Mr. H. met with an accident in being thrown out of his wagon.
He fell striking his side upon a large boulder by the roadside,
causing severe internal injury which developed in an abscess. He has
been steadily failing ever since, all treatment proved unavailing.
Recently a consultation of physicians was held over his case, at
which the conclusion was arrived at that a surgical examination, and
possibly an operation, afforded the only hope of cure, and without
speedy relief the patient's life could be prolonged but a few days.
Dr. H. K. Clarke was the attending physician, and Dr. Dox was
associated with him when about to perform the operation. Dr. Dox
put his patient under the influence of chloroform. He states that
the anaesthetic took effect with the shortest application within his
experience in case of an adult. Just as they were about to make
an examination of the abscess, Dr. Clarke noticed an alarming change in
the countenance of the patient. Immediate measures were adopted
him, but all effort proved unavailing. Death ensued within a few
moments. The physicians attributed the fatal result to paralysis of the
heart. An inquest was held by Coroner Weyburn, but the family
protested so strongly against a port mortem examination that it was
waived. Deceased was married and leaves children. Their sudden
and sad bereavement elicits universal sympathy.
From Ontario County Journal 22 September 1893
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - After an illness of only a few days, the
death of Mrs. Frederick Higinbotham occurred at the home of
her mother, Mrs. J. W. Taylor, Tuesday evening, Sept. 19. She leaves a
husband and four children; a sister, Mrs. B. W. Bouglass of East
Bloomfield; and two brothers, J. W. Taylor of St. Louis, and Dr. James
Taylor, of Texas. The family have the sympathy of a large circle of
From Ontario County Times 13 July 1887
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral of Mr. George
Higinbotham was attended by a large concourse of people. The
services were held in the Congregational church, conducted by Rev. Mr.
Durfee, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Green. The decorations of flowers,
suited to the occasion, were chaste and beautiful, of the designs being
"The Gates Ajar," of cream white roses. There was no sermon nor word of
man, save in prayer and singing. Scripture selections were also read.
He was a man universally esteemed for his real worth, and his place it
will be hard to make good. His age was 64 years. He leaves two sons and
two daughters to mourn his loss.
From Ontario County Chronicle 12 June 1901
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - The sad news of the death of Mrs.
Fred Higley of Academy reached this place Monday. Besides a
husband, she leaves a mother and three brothers to mourn her loss.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 May 1909
Canandaigua, N. Y. - George Higley, aged 85 years, died at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Hawley, in this village, Thursday night
of heart failure. In December last Mr. Higley underwent an operation
from which he never fully recovered. He was born in Academy, and had
been a resident of this vicinity all his life. He leaves three sons,
Alvin of Buffalo; William of Academy and Henry of this village; and two
daughters, Mrs. Charles E. Monks of Academy and Mrs. Fred Hawley of
From Ontario County Journal 21 May 1909
Active almost to the very end, George Higley, one of
Canandaigua's best known citizens, passed away at his home on Garden
street on Thursday evening of last week, aged 86 years. Mr. Higley was
born in Vesper, Onondaga county, in 1823. When about 24 years of age he
came to Canandaigua and learned the trade of tanner and currier with
the late J. Harvey Mason. He was married to Miss Laura Penoyer in 1846,
and about that time took up farming as a vocation, in which he was
engaged until he retired ten years ago. Four children of the first
union survive: William C. Higley and Mrs. C. E. Monks of Academy; Alvin
L. Higley of Buffalo, and Henry G. Higley, of this village. Mr.
Higley's first wife died in 1869 and two years later he married Mrs.
Sarah Gregory, of Shelby, Orleans county, who died in 1893. One
daughter by this marriage, Mrs. Fred U. Hawley, with who the deceased
lived, survives. Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon, Rev.
Ward Mosher officiating, and burial was at Academy.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 13 October 1931
Canandaigua, N. Y., Oct. 12 - Coroner Leon A. Stetson will issue a verdict of suicide in the case of William C. Higley, 83,
a lifelong resident of Academy, south of this city, whose lifeless body
was found hanging from a rafter at his son's home last evening. He is
believed to have been despondent over ill health. Mr. Higley occupied
an apartment in the home of his son, Fred Higley.
He had been missing several hours before members of the family became
alarmed and instituted a search for him. He leaves two sons, Fred and
Elmer Higley of Bristol Center; two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Mary
Monks of Academy, Mrs. Grace Hawley of Gloversville, Elvis Higley of
Buffalo and Henry G. Higley of Canandaigua. Funeral services will be
conducted from the home Wednesday at 2 o'clock with burial in Academy
From Geneva Daily Times 12 October 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - William S. Higley, of the southwestern part
of the town of Canandaigua, died yesterday afternoon, aged about 28
years, after a three weeks' illness of typhoid fever. He is survived by
his wife and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William C. Higley. W. S. Higley
and several others drank well water at the farm of Mark Case in
Bristol, some weeks ago. Since then five or six cases of typhoid fever
developed, and the well water has been pronounced by County
Bacteriologist Davenport of this village as dangerously poisonous.
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