"Hor" through "Hoz" Obituaries
From Ontario County Times 2 November 1881
Shortsville, N. Y. - James O. Hore, Jr., died at the residence of
his father near this place, Saturday, the 29th inst., at 7 o'clock
p.m., of rheumatism of the brain. The remains were taken to Auburn
today for interment.
From Geneva Gazette 1 March 1901
The death of Edward Horn occurred Wednesday morning at the
City Hospital, aged 53 years. Mr. Horn has been a resident of
Geneva for 30 years. He
lived with his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Chilson, of Castle street, where the
remains were taken and from where the funeral will be held at 3 o'clock
tomorrow afternoon. His widow,
daughter, and four sons survive him.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 July 1920
Mrs. Mary Horn, 74 years old, died this afternoon at 2:15 o'clock
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Chilson, of 471 Exchange
street, following an illness of three weeks. She is survived by two
sons, Edward Horn of Syracuse and Charles Horn of Geneva; one daughter,
Mrs. William Chilson of Geneva with whom she resides.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 July 1905
Theodore Horn, a well-known resident of the city,
died at the home of his sister, Mrs. W. Chilson, in Castle street
yesterday, aged 36 years. The cause of death was throat trouble with
which Mr. Horn has been ill for a little over a week. The deceased is
survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary Horn, three brothers, Henry Horn, and
Charles Horn, of this city, and Edward Horn, of Syracuse, and one
Mrs. W. Chilson. The funeral will be held at 4 o'clock tomorrow
From Geneva Daily Times 28 October 1910
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Rose Hornbeck, a
resident of Phelps for the past forty-five years, occurred yesterday at
the home of her brother, William Leroy, three miles northeast of
Phelps, after an illness of six months. Mrs. Hornbeck was born near
Lyons 56 years ago. She came to Phelps with her parents at an early age
and ever since had made this place her home. Many years ago, Mrs.
Hornbeck united with the Phelps Methodist church. She leaves two sons,
William of Phelps, and Elmer of Seneca Falls; three sisters, Mrs.
Charles Ridley of Phelps, Mrs. Byron Morris of Newark and Mrs. Charles
Wright of Manlius; also one brother, William Leroy of Phelps. The
funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock and will
be conducted by Rev. William H. York of the M. E. church.
From Ontario County Journal 2 August 1895
Phelps, N. Y. - Wells Hornbeck, a prominent and prosperous farmer
living in the northern part of the town, died last week Tuesday, after
an illness of six months, caused by rheumatism and old age. He is age
was 77 years. A wife, son and three daughters survive. The funeral
services were held at the late residence last Friday afternoon and
interment made in South Lyons Cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 27 July 1927
Hall, N. Y., July 26 - Charles Spencer Horton, 76, died Sunday at
the Dixon Home at Geneva. He had been in ill health for some time. He
was a lifelong resident of this town. He leaves his wife, three
daughters, Mrs. A. P. Brown, Syracuse, Mrs. D. M. Willing of Phelps,
Mrs. E. C. Lewis of Geneva; and one son, Harold Horton of Geneva. Mr.
Horton was a member of Osceola Lodge of Odd Fellows, and was town
constable for a number of years. Funeral at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow from
the home, Rev. James Sikes, minister of Hall Congregational church,
officiating, assisted by Rev. Walter Watson of Number Nine Church.
Burial in Number Nine Cemetery.
From Geneva Courier 29 April 1874
OBITUARY - On Thursday of last week another of our citizens, and
one who had but recently made his home among us, was called from our
midst "to the pale realms of shade," and was borne in sadness and in
silence to his last resting place, the City of
the Dead. Chase B. Horton came to Geneva in August last,
with his son-in-law, Mr. Lockie, purchasing of Mr. Herrick the Mill
property on Castle St. Mr. Horton was a practical miller and had
for years devoted his attention to improvements on mill machinery.
Immediately upon taking possession, the mill was thoroughly
overhauled as we have previously mentioned, and some of Mr. Horton's
improvements put into it. Mr. Horton patented no
less than seven inventions and was constantly studying something new.
He was an earnest, energetic man, industriously seeking to
benefit the world.
Mr. Horton, was a native of Vermont, but removed in his youth to this
state, and was for many years a resident of Elmira, whence he removed
to Waterloo. For some months his health had been failing and he
had been confined to the house for several weeks before his death.
He was a good neighbor, a faithful friend, kind and generous
husband and an affectionate and loving father. He was 63 years
and one day old. He leaves a wife and family of four children.
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 1 November 1871
Mr. Cornelius Horton, an old and highly respected citizen of
Phelps, met with a sudden and fatal accident at that village last
Saturday afternoon. It appears that during the afternoon Mr. Hamilton
McBurney and Mr. Norman Rockefeller, Road Commissioners, called at the Phelps Hotel and invited Mr.
Horton to accompany them to the new paper mill, now being erected near
the village. The three were in a buggy, and had gone but a short
distance north of the Hotel, when in descending a hill the horse took
fright and started on a run, turning the buggy over, and throwing the
occupants out. Mr. Horton in falling struck heavily on his head,
knocking him senseless. Mr. Rockefeller was somewhat bruised, but not
seriously, and Mr. McBurney escaped injury. Mr. Horton was carried to
his room at the hotel in
an unconscious state, and remained so until his death, which occurred
on Sunday morning. Mr. Horton was a prominent citizen of Phelps, and
for many years was in the mercantile business, but of late has devoted
his time to farming, and several times represented that town in the
of Supervisors. He was a bachelor, and was 67 years of age last August.
His funeral took place at the Methodist Church, and was largely
From Ontario County Journal 2 January 1914
The death of Daniel W. Horton, aged 68 years, occurred on
Friday, following a long illness. He leaves one son, George Horton, of
Canandaigua; three sisters, Mrs. Minerva Langley, Mrs. Mary Parlett of
Newfield, and Mrs. Emma Rumsey, of Rochester; also two brothers,
Charles of Hall, and William Horton of Auburn. The funeral services
were held at the Wesleyan Methodist church on Sunday. Rev. J. L. Benton
officiated. Interment was in West Avenue cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 July 1904
Dudley J. Horton, the fifteen-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
S. Horton, of Halls Corners, died yesterday at the home of his parents.
Beside his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Samuel C. Horton of
Clifton Springs, and C. W. Horton of Halls Corners, and four sisters,
Lillian M. Horton of Syracuse, and Misses Dora E., Anna B. and Bessie
Horton of Halls Corners. The funeral will take place at 1 o'clock
tomorrow afternoon from the home, Rev. A. B. Temple officiating. Burial
will be in Number Nine
From Ontario County Journal 12 March 1897
A sad death occurred in the town of South Bristol on Sunday
morning, when Elisha Horton, an aged veteran of the war, who
was with Sheridan in his memorable campaigns, succumbed to neglect and
exposure. The feeling of the better class of citizens of the town runs
high against those who were responsible for the sad condition of the
old soldier, and the story of his last few days is calculated to arouse
indignation in the minds of all. The old man died at his home near the
town house, which is situated between Bristol Springs and Bristol
Center. A permit for burial was asked of Dr. McDowell, who refused it.
Coroner Partridge of East Bloomfield, was therefore called and
impanelled a jury. The verdict of the jury was that Mr. Horton died
from pneumonia, superinduced by neglect and exposure, and severely
censured, Eastman, Mrs. Carnahan and Miss Case, who are leaders in the
religious sect known as the "Holy Rollers." As has been related in the
The Journal, from time to time, these people have been conducting
religious services in the western part of the county for many months,
making their principal headquarters in the town of South Bristol. In
his enfeebled condition of mind, Mr. Horton finally became a convert to
their peculiar belief, and was known as one of their flock. Among their
tenets is one that they have direct power from God, and the leaders
claim to exercise it at will. They will not allow the members of their
congregation or organization to consult a physician, no matter how ill
they may be, claiming that they can cure all forms of disease by the
simple practice of "the laying on of hands." When the old soldier was
stricken down with pneumonia, they took charge of the case, keeping him
isolated from every one in the community except the anointed ones of
the "Holy Rollers." The dread disease, which often baffles the skill of
the most expert physicians, did not succumb to the magic touch of these
zealots, and the spark of life in the gallant old soldier, who had
served his country on many a battlefield, burned lower and lower,
until, at last, it flickered out entirely as the cold and exposure got
in their final deadly touches. Mr. Horton was 76 years of age and had
been sick some three weeks before his death. His two son were summoned
on Wednesday, but only one of them succeeded in reaching his bedside.
The feelings of a majority of the citizens of that community have been
growing stronger and stronger against this so-called religious sect. It
is not unlikely that serious trouble may occur if their meetings are
continued for any length of time. Their religion is not the religion of
Christ, for their principal practice seems to be to excite hatred and
malice. Their leaders blasphemously claim to be in direct communication
with God, and to have the power of transmitting his wishes and orders
to frail mortals. They accordingly hold a most despotic sway over their
followers, and it is alleged that it is not always used to further the
interests of justice and humanity. They forbid their followers to
associate with other Christians and in this manner their personal
influence grows more potent as time progresses. Of course, it is only
the more ignorant members of the community who fall into their
clutches, but that very fact makes them the more dangerous. It is
related that while the Rev. Mr. Anthony of Naples was recently
delivering a temperance sermon at that place, he was informed that the
"Holy Rollers" were holding a meeting. At the conclusion of his
discourse, he stepped over to the building where they were in session.
Strangers were asked to make known their experiences, and Mr. Anthony
proceeded to make a few inoffensive remarks. Eastman pointed the finger
of scorn at him and exclaimed, "Anthony, you are going straight to
h_ll, together with all your followers." Needless to say, the reverend
gentleman was much astonished at the startling information that was
thus hurled at his head. The good citizens of the town feel deeply
humiliated by such proceedings, but seem powerless to check them.
Advice, counsel and pleadings seem to have no effect on those who
become imbued with their peculiar forms of belief. Time may work out
its own remedy, but it seems to many that it is exceedingly slow in
accomplishing its purpose.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 23 August 1939
Geneva, N. Y. - Mrs. Ella A. Horton, 79, died yesterday in the home
of her daughter, Mrs. E. C. Lewis, Alton, after a long illness.
Surviving are a son, Harold W. Horton, Geneva; three daughters, Mrs. A.
D. Brown, Syracuse; Mrs. D. M. Willing, Phelps, and Mrs. Lewis; also
seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will
be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Willing home, Phelps, and at 3 p.m.
in Number Nine Church, Town of Seneca. Burial will be in Number Nine
From Ontario County Journal 23 December 1910
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - George Horton, a prosperous farmer
living about two miles south of this village, died Tuesday morning from
the effects of a dose of paris green taken the night before with
suicidal intent. Dr. H. B. White of Honeoye Falls was called and did
everything he could for him but without avail. Mr. Horton had been
drinking heavily and had grown despondent. He had at times for years
been addicted to drink and on two other occasions had tried to take his
life. The deceased was about 45 years of age and leaves a wife and six
children, a mother, one sister and two half-brothers. The funeral was
held from his home yesterday, Rev. Charles Hamblin officiating.
Interment was in the Rural cemetery.
From Phelps Citizen 30 January 1908
While in his home at Geneva, James M. Horton, aged 64, fell against a stand, and the shock caused his death. He had heart trouble.
From Geneva Advertiser 30 January 1908
Last Thursday afternoon Coroner Buchholz was summoned to the home
of Mrs. Edward Churchill, 119 Exchange street, on account of the death
of Mrs. Churchill's father, John Horton. The story told the
coroner was to the effect that Horton came home in an intoxicated
condition and started an argument with Louis Clark, a boarder at the
Churchill home. The argument became heated, and it is said that Horton
started to strike Clark. Mrs. Churchill attempted to step between the
two, when Horton fell. His head struck the corner of a wash stand and
cut a large gash in his face beneath the right eye. A physician was
summoned, but before he arrived, Horton was dead. He was 64 years old.
From Victor Herald 4 February 1893
Mrs. Lillie Harrington Horton, daughter of Byron and Susie
Harrington, was born Feb. 1st, 1867, in the town of Lenox, Madison Co.,
N. Y., and died Jan. 25 1893. When quite young she moved with her
parents to Monroe Co., N. Y., where lived two and one-half years,
thence coming to Victor, Ontario Co., N. Y., where she spent most of
her life excepting two years in Indiana. She was converted and joined
the M. E. church under the pastorate of Dr. A. Purdy in August, 1885.
She was one of Victor's bright,
beautiful girls, and endeared herself to all who were permitted to know
her, by her kindly bearing and sweet christian spirit. She was married
to Coe C. Horton, by her pastor, Rev. A. Purdy, July 10th, 1886. She
of consumption after a protracted illness. Lillie was a faithful and
wife, a good neighbor and kind friend. Her death was like going to
after the evening prayer and "good night" benediction had been given to
those she loved best on earth. Let us meet her in the "sweet by and by"
to part no more. The funeral was held last Saturday afternoon in the M.
E. church of this village, the pastor, Mr. Copeland, conducting the
From Ontario County Journal 11 August 1911
At noon on Wednesday occurred the death of Mrs. Lucy Mead Horton, wife
of Daniel W. Horton, at her home on Tillotson street, following a long
illness from heart trouble. Besides her husband, she leaves one son,
George Horton; and one sister, Mrs. Cora Lacy, of this village. Funeral
services will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Wesleyan
Methodist church, of which deceased was a member, and Re. S. D. Wilcox
From Geneva Daily Times 19 June 1909
Mrs. Sarah Horton, aged 64 years, died at 1:30 o'clock this morning
at the family residence, No. 514 Exchange street. Cause of death was
pneumonia. She was born in the Town of Rushville, January 14, 1844. For
the past 35 years she has lived in this city. She is survived by one
daughter, Mrs. Nellie N. Churchill; one brother, Milton Albro; and
three grandchildren, Pearl, Vernon and Earl Churchill. The services
will be held at the family residence Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
Rev. D. R. Watson will officiate and interment will be in Glenwood
From Geneva Daily Times 18 April 1910
Shortsville, N. Y. - The death of John Hosey, a
well-known resident of the Town of Farmington, occurred at his home in
that place yesterday forenoon after a short illness. He was 86 years of
age and was born in County Tipperary, Ireland. Fifty-five years ago he
came to this country, and almost all the time since he had spent in
Farmington. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. John Curran of Victor, and
several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held at 10:30 o'clock
tomorrow morning at the Catholic church in Macedon and interment will
be made in Macedon cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 26 November 1914
Mrs. Margaret Dailor Hosey, aged 72 years, died last week Thursday
at her home in Farmington, after an illness of four weeks. She was the
widow of Michael Hosey, who died several years ago. Mrs. Hosey was one
of eleven children and the eldest born to Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Dailor,
who were among the early settlers locating in the town of Farmington.
Mrs. Hosey spent the seventy-two years of her life in that locality.
Five children survive her, one daughter, Mrs. Augustus Yahn of
Manchester, and four sons, James of Manchester, and Thomas, John and
William, all of Farmington; also four sisters, Miss Mary Dailor of
Canandaigua; Mrs. Luke Doyle, of Wayneport, N. Y.; and Miss Bridget M.
Dailor and Mrs. Ella Cahill, both of Farmington; besides several nieces
From Ontario County Chronicle 6 May 1903
Richard Hosey, formerly of Rushville, but for some years past a
resident of this place, died at his home in Center street Thursday,
aged about 54 years, after a severe stroke of paralysis that attacked
him on Monday previous. He is survived by the widow, one son, Neill
Hosey, and one daughter, Miss Mary Hosey. The funeral was held from St.
Mary's church on Monday morning.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 September 1906
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Cornelia Hosford occurred at
her home on East Main street Monday night. Her death was the result of
a stroke of paralysis with which she was stricken a few days ago.
Mrs. Hosford was seventy-five years of age. She was born in the town
of Arcadia, but had lived in this village for the past fifty years,
years of which she was a teacher in the Phelps High School. Mrs.
has a large circle of acquaintances and friends, especially with those
whom she had met as students at the school. Her character was of
exceptional beauty and she was beloved by all. Mrs. Hosford is survived
by one son, M. A. Hosford, and one daughter, Mrs. Charles Garlock, both
of Phelps. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock.
The remains will be buried at Pine Wood cemetery.
From Geneva Courier 4 June 1862
Mr. John B. Hosford, of Phelps, died suddenly on the morning of
Monday the 26th inst. The cause of death was a carbuncle on the
back of his neck. He was elected collector of the town of Phelps
at the last spring election.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 April 1922
William H. Hosking of 342 Pulteney street, this city, was found a
victim of suicide early yesterday afternoon in the Humphrey printing
plant on Pulteney street, where he was employed as janitor. He had
inhaled illuminating gas from which death is said to have resulted. The
body was found by William Humphrey, proprietor of the plant, shortly
after 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon, lying n the floor of the rest
room. Hosking is said to have been dead for some time when discovered.
It is believed that the act was committed some time before eight
o'clock as it is said by members of the family that he left the house,
which is but a short distance from the plant, shortly after 7 o'clock,
remarking that he intended to take a walk as it was such a fine
morning. It is thought that he went directly to the plant and took his
own life. R. E. Humphrey, son of William E. Humphrey, and several of
the office staff were at the office during the morning, but say that
they saw nothing of Mr. Hosking and that they did not detect any odor
of gas in the building. Mr. Humphrey, senior, arrived at the plant
shortly after 12 o'clock, and after attending to a number of minor
details, went through the building as was his custom. He said that as
he was passing the rest room, he noticed that the door was standing
open, at which time he also noticed a strong odor of gas. Stepping into
the room, he discovered the body of Hosking lying on the floor. An old
apron was thrown over his face, and a gas tube was grasped in one hand.
Upon lifting the apron from the man's face, he saw that it was Mr.
Hosking. Mr. Humphrey immediately called the other occupants of the
building, and Chief of Police Kane, after which the body was removed to
an undertaking establishment. Mr. Humphrey also notified Mr. Hoskin's
family of the suicide. It was said this morning by Walter Hosking, son
the deceased, that his father had been in poor health for some time
past and that he had been under a doctor's care steadily for the past
month. It is believed that despondency over the poor health led him to
commit the rash act.
He is survived. by his wife; three daughters, Gertrude, Marion and
Elizabeth Hosking, of Geneva; and three sons, Walter and Jack of Geneva
and Henry of Bridgeport, Conn. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock
tomorrow afternoon from the house, Rev. Kenneth A. Bray officiating.
Interment will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 11 July 1913
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Ira Hosmer, of this village, died on
July 2 at the age of 83 years, over fifty of which had been spent in
Naples. She was born in Ireland. In 1847 she married Mr. Hosmer and
about ten years later they came to Naples to live, which has since been
their home. Three children survive, William of Kent, Pa., Mrs. E.
Walker and Mrs. E. Hoyt of Naples. Both Mrs. Hosmer and her husband had
lived honorable lives, were industrious, and held in high esteem,
well-known throughout the town and vicinity. He is 90 years old. They
passed their golden wedding day 16 years ago. Until her last illness,
which was not long, both had been remarkably well and great workers.
They were a devoted and happy couple and greatly beloved. Interment was
in Rose Ridge cemetery.
From Victor Herald 16 June 1916
John Hotaling, a
highly respected resident of this township passed away on Tuesday
morning at his home one mile southwest of Victor. He had been in failing
health for some time and in March a cancerous trouble developed ending
in his death. Mr. Hotaling was born in Albany county in 1845, a son of
Isaac and Magdalena Hotaling. In young manhood, he was married to Mary
J. Bennett in Schenectady where they resided for four years. They then
came to Victor and for forty years past their home has been in the
locality where Mr. Hotaling has followed the occupation of farming.
Besides his wife, Mr. Hotaling is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Margaret
Hollister of Rochester; a son, J. B. Hotaling of Victor; a brother,
Isaac, and two sisters who reside in Schenectady and a brother, William,
who lives in New York City. Funeral services were herld at his late
home at 2:30 o'clock on Thursday afternoon, Rev. F. W. Hill, pastor of
the First Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment was made in
Boughton Hill cemetery.
From Victor Herald 15 April 1904
Bristol, N. Y. - Last Monday evening, Lewis Hotailing, a
man who has occupied the Charles Mather house for some time, was found
by a neighbor who had missed him during the day, lying unconscious on
the floor. Other neighbors were called at once and a doctor sent for,
who pronounced it a congestive shock. Death occurred on Wednesday. The
deceased was a stranger here and apparently without kin. Burial was
made on Friday by the town in the Vincent cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 25 November 1892
Bristol Center, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Adelbert
Hotchkiss, who died on Monday, was held on Wednesday. She leaves a
husband and three children, besides other relatives and friends to
mourn her loss.
From Ontario County Journal 3 March 1899
Bristol Center, N. Y. - Albert Hotchkiss died at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Mark Francis, on Thursday, Feb. 23, aged 83 years. In
his death the town loses one of the old residents. He was born in the
town of Canandaigua, but had lived in the town of Bristol many years.
He is survived by one daughter and three sons.
From Ontario County Journal 29 December 1911
Stanley, N. Y. - Albert Hotchkiss passed away Tuesday afternoon.
Funeral services will be held from his late home Friday at 2 p.m., with
burial in Gorham cemetery. Mr. Hotchkiss' death was due to cancer from
which he had suffered for several months. A widow and two children
survive, Olin of Schenectady and a daughter, who lives near Rochester.
From Ontario County Journal 12 February 1892
Bristol Center, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Amanda Hotchkiss was
morning at the Methodist Church, conducted
Rev. Mr. Kerr. Some 6 weeks ago she received a fall, from the effects
which she did not recover. She was a member of the Congregational
for nearly fifty years, having spent the most of her life in this town.
From Neapolitan Record 1 April 1885
Ann Hotchkiss was
the last child of a family of eleven children of John Hinckley (a
soldier of the Revolution who was with General Anthony Wayne at the
storming of Stony Point, on the Hudson.) Mr. Hinkckley, her father, was
born in Wellington, Tolland Co., Conn., in 1761, and died in Naples in
1846. Her mother was Ann Whipple, born in Somers, Tolland Co., Conn., in
1760 and died in Naples in 1807. Ann, the subject of this sketch, was
born at Wellington July 30, 1798, and emigrated with her parents to this
place in 1804, she being but six years of age. Mrs. Hotchkiss has lived
longer within the town of Naples than any other person -- about eighty
years in all, and has lived under the administration of every president,
save one, Washington. Mrs. Hotchkiss, on Jan. 27, 1814, married for
her first husband, Wm. Oakley, a school teacher, who was a native of
Long Island, born Nov. 4th, 1784, and died June 26th, 1823, on the place
now owned by Fisher Tyler. The fruits of this union were four children,
viz: Daniel W., born March 13, 1815, and died in 1849; Sarah E., born
April 1st, 1818, and died Feb. 12th, 1840; John Lee, born Oct. 23rd,
1820, (the last survivor of this family,); and Lillis, who died in
Her second husband was Rev. Luman P. Hotchkiss, a widower who had five
children, viz: Russell, Harriet, Phelps, Elizabeth, the wife of Francis
Hatch, from whom the deceased has been the recipient of many tokens of
kindness during her declining years, and Levi. The fruits of the union
of Ann Oakley and Luman P. Hotchkiss was one son, William, born May
28th, 1836, and died Dec. 15th, 1870, in Kansas.
The deceased during her younger days was a member of the M. E. Church of
Naples and a valued member of society. After the death of her second
husband about 1848, she became deranged, in which state she remained
until her death, March 21st, 1885, with now and then a respite of a few
days, during which she would indulge in conversation and seem to enjoy
it. She was a ready talker, quick-witted, and had a wonderful memory;
always kind to children and consequently a favorite, by whom she was
familiarly known as "Aunt Ann". The writer of this sketch has been the
recipient of many a fine apple at her hands during his childhood. The
deceased has been able to wait upon herself, with the aid of her son and
grandchildren, who have administered to her want as best they could.
About six weeks ago she was attacked with an epidemic cold from which
she never recovered; she gradually succumbed like the ripe grain to the
sickle, after having lived eighty-six years, seven months and twenty
days. "Aunt Ann" has gone to meet her friends in the sweet By and By and
leaves a son, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, who mourn her loss.
From Naples Record 20 January 1926
On Saturday night, January 16, 1926, occurred the death of Charles Hotchkiss, Sr.,
at the home of his son, Charles Hotchkiss, Jr., in Farmington. Mr.
Hotchkiss, was was 81 years of age, formerly lived in Gulick and was
well-known in this vicinity. He is survived by one son and one
daughter. Funeral services were held from the home of his son on Monday
afternoon and burial was made in North Farmington cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 October 1929
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Cornelia Augusta Hotchkiss, wife of
Mortimer Hotchkiss, passed away suddenly Monday morning, September 30,
at 4 a.m., of a stroke of paralysis at the home of her son, Edwin
Hotchkiss, on the Gulick road. Mrs. Hotchkiss was the daughter of
Barney and Julia Eaton Kishpaugh of Starkey, and was born in Starkey,
N. Y., April 20, 1846. She was united in marriage to Mortimer Hotchkiss
of South Bristol, July 4, 1866, and during the sixty-three years of
their married life, they have lived in the vicinity of Naples. She was
a member of the Methodist church, Naples, second charge. Surviving are
her husband, Mortimer Hotchkiss; a daughter, Mrs. Etta Ross; and two
sons, Edwin Hotchkiss and Frank Hotchkiss, all of Naples; four
grandchildren, Mrs. Myron Cleveland of Clyde, Mrs. Ernest Hatch of
Lyons, Miss Frances Hotchkiss and Mortimer Ross of Naples; and four
great-grandchildren; also three sisters, Mrs. H. Peck of Los Angeles,
Calif., Mrs. Merlin Westcott of Valois, N. Y., Mrs. Henrietta Dean of
Watkins Glen, N. Y. One daughter, Mrs. Ida Hicks, died many years ago.
Funeral services will be held at the home of their son, Edwin
Hotchkiss, Wednesday, Oct. 2nd at 2 o'clock, Rev. William Partington,
pastor of the Methodist church, officiating and interment will be at
From Ontario County Journal 26 February 1909
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Sunday morning, Feb. 21, occurred the
death of Henry Hotchkiss, of this village, after a few days of
illness from pneumonia. Mr. Hotchkiss was the son of Agustus and
Lucinda Gardner Hotchkiss, and was the youngest of ten children. His
mother, Lucinda Gardner, was the first white female child born in this
town, Sept. 1791. The deceased was born on June 22, 1836, and in 1862
was married to Miss Lorretta Olmstead of Bristol, who died 14 years
ago. He leaves one brother, John Hotchkiss, and one sister, Mrs. Mary
Southgate, of this town, and three children, William of Canandaigua;
George of East Bloomfield; and Mrs. Bessie Nudd, of this place. The
services were conducted by Louis Wilson at the Congregational church on
Tuesday afternoon. The interment was in the Rural cemetery.
From Geneva Courier 23 October 1861
Fatal Accident - A little son of Mr. L. B. Hotchkiss, of
one day last week, and was killed. Both of his arms
and one of his legs were broken. The boy was 13 years of age, and
was in company with two other boys gathering walnuts.
From Ontario County Journal 28 November 1884
Mr. Leman B. Hotchkiss, an old and well-known citizen of Phelps,
died at his residence in that place Monday night. Mr. Hotchkiss had
been identified with the business interests of Phelps for many years.
There are two sons and two daughters surviving him, his wife having
died some twenty-five or thirty years ago. His age was about
seventy-two. The funeral services will be held today at two o'clock.
From Ontario County Journal 12 January 1894
Naples, N. Y. - An old resident of South Bristol, Mrs. Lucena
Hotchkiss, widow of Charles Hotchkiss, deceased, passed away last
From Ontario County Journal 29 December 1899
Naples, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Mary Clement, wife of
A. F. Hotchkiss, which occurred on Christmas morning, calls
forth universal expression of sorrow. She was ill but a few days with
appendicitis, followed by peritonitis. Her age was 45 years. She was
the oldest daughter of William H. Clement of this town, and had lived
here all her life. For about seven years, the family had resided in the
village, and for three years Mr. and Mrs. Hotchkiss had most
successfully conducted a bakery in the town. The ability and high grade
of character of the deceased was recognized by all. Her husband, one
daughter, Mrs. Nelson Fox, her parents, three sisters and one brother
From Geneva Gazette 4 August 1893
Jeremiah Houlihan of Canandaigua was drowned last Sunday while
bathing in Mud Creek, which flows through the town of Bristol.
Houlihan, who it seems was unable to swim, got in water over his head,
and although he made an outcry which his companions heard, they did not
go to his relief until he sank for the third time. His recovery
was too late; when his unconscious body was
born to the shore life was extinct. It cannot be
too strongly impressed upon the human mind that when a fellow being
raises a cry of distress, relief should be instantaneous as
possible. It is better to be imposed upon
a hundred times than to be mistaken once as to a person in peril.
If Houlihan's friends had not supposed he was joking, his life could
have been saved.
From Geneva Advertiser 11 February 1896
Mrs. Charlotte Hoult, widow of Thomas Holt, died at her home, 105
Oak street, last Wednesday morning, aged 72 years. A son and three
daughters survive her, all of them being unmarried, the youngest a
widow. Mrs. Hoult's latter years have been passed in sickness and
trouble, from which death is a blessed relief.
From Geneva Gazette 22 May 1891
THOMAS HOULT suddenly died Wednesday morning last at his residence
on Castle street. A few years ago Mr. Hoult suffered severe
injuries by a fall from a roof, a broken leg
and one or more broken ribs being the serious results.
He recovered in time sufficiently to resume his occupation as a
contractor and builder, but continued to suffer more or less from the
results of the accident. Oppressive pain in the region of the
heart occurring on Sunday admonished him to suspend work. Total heart
failure followed in two days and the sufferer was relieved by death of
earthly pain. Mr. Hoult was an Englishman by birth but had resided
among us upwards of 40 years, a stirring, active business man,
combining in his character all the elements that constitute an
honorable, upright, useful citizen, whose loss will be universally
regretted. He leaves a widow, one son, and two daughters.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 June 1904
Elizabeth House, who has been ill for some months, died at 4:15
this morning at the home of her father, William House, of No. 183
William street, aged thirty-two years. The deceased had been a
life-long resident of the city and an active member of the First
Methodist church. Besides her father she is
survived by one sister, Charlotte House, of this city, and two
brothers, Clarence C. House of Canandaigua, and William W. House of
The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the
house, and at 2:30 o'clock from the Methodist church. Rev. C. E. Jewell
From Ontario County Journal 29 January 1892
Died in East Bloomfield, January 19, Elvira H. House, aged
59 years. Mrs. House was the daughter of Alfred and Sophia E. Fisher,
and was born in Edgartown, Mass., in 1833. She removed to East
Bloomfield in 1838, and was married to Robert House in September, 1874.
She was converted under the labors of Dr. Kendall, and united with the
M. E. Church in Miller's Corners about thirty-five years ago. In
September, 1874, she transferred her membership to the First M. E.
Church at East Bloomfield. Though deprived of church services during a
share of the time, she reached a rare height in Christian life, and
was a constant reader of the Scriptures, and was much in prayer. Her
and mother survive her.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 August 1911
William House, aged 62 years, died this morning at 6:15 o'clock
after a six weeks' illness. The deceased was born in London, England;
he came to this country, and to Geneva, about 25 years ago. He leaves
two sons, Clarence C. House and William W. House; also one daughter,
Charlotte A. House of this city; one brother and a sister in England.
The funeral will take place from his late residence, No. 183 William
street, Thursday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. A. E. Hall, Pastor of
the First Methodist church, will officiate and interment will be made
in Glenwood cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 30 January 1913
Naples, N. Y., Jan. 29 - Henry A. Housel died at the home of his
son, William H. Housel, in Mechanic street, last night. Mr. Housel was
a painter by trade but he had been in failing health for several years.
He was born on the Academy tract in the town of Canandaigua January 11,
1836, and was the oldest of the eleven children of Joseph and Caroline
Housel. He married Eliza A. Griswold, of Naples, 58 years ago and has
spent most of his life in this village. He leaves, besides his wife,
two daughters, Mrs. L. E. Munsell of Attica, Miss Caroline A. Housel,
who is a teacher in Geneva, N. Y.; one son, William H. of Naples; and
two brothers, Frank of Academy, and James of Grand Rapids, Mich. The
funeral will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday at the house of W. H.
Housel. Rev. J. H. France, pastor of the Presbyterian church, will
conduct the services.
From Ontario County Times 1 June 1864
We are informed that Joseph Housel, Jr., son of our well
known townsman, Joseph Housel, Esq., of Number Nine, was killed in an
engagement near Spottsylvania, Virginia, on the 14th instant. He was
Battery H, second battalion of 4th N. Y. Heavy Artillery. A letter
communicating intelligence of the sad event to his parents, states that
he was shot through the left breast, and died instantly. He was
honorably distinguished for
bravery and good conduct while in the service and much beloved by his
companions in the field, as he had been by his associates at home. Thus
another of our brave boys, who went forth to battle and die in the
of the nation's life. His death is a severe affliction to his parents,
but they have the consolation of knowing that he had lived worthily and
died in a noble cause. They have another son in the service, connected
the 14th regiment. God grant that he may be spared to see the end of
wicked rebellion, and to be the solace of their declining years.
From Ontario County Journal 14 February 1908
Mrs. Mary J. Housel died at her home in Ellis place on Saturday
afternoon from pneumonia, aged 58 years. She is survived by her mother,
Mrs. E. W. Whitney; one daughter, Mrs. Katherine Latting, and one son,
Freeman Housel, of this village. Rev. Ward Housel conducted the funeral
from her late home on Tuesday afternoon.
From Penn Yan Democrat 24 April 1936
The funeral of Mrs. Nina Housel, eighth victim of the Mar. 1
fire at Rushville which had claimed seven lives, was held Saturday in
Rushville. Burial was in Rushville cemetery. Surviving are her husband,
George, Middlesex; two daughters, Mrs. Albert Best of Middlesex, and
Mrs. Fred Ellick of Potter; and one sister, Mrs. Wesley Stevens of
From Ontario County Journal 17 March 1915
The death of Mrs. Martha Houston, aged 82 years, occurred at
her home on Main Street North, on Monday. She leaves a son, Robert, and
a daughter, Miss Ellen J. Houston, both of Canandaigua. The funeral
services were held yesterday afternoon, Rev. Guy L. Morrill
officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 December 1943
Manchester, December 29 - Robert David Houston, aged 86, retired
Lehigh Valley Railroad transfer employee, died suddenly at his home in
Manchester on Monday. Mr. Houston was the son of David and Jane Carson
Houston and came to this country from Wigtown, Scotland. He had lived
in Massachusetts for 65 years, being a member of the Methodist Church
there for 60 years. He retired from active business life in 1931.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harry Springer of Manchester; two
sons, John Houston of Geneva and Roy Houston of Rochester; a
granddaughter, Mrs Earl Rainbow of Palmyra and three
great-grandchildren. Funeral rites were conducted this afternoon from
his home at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. James Bennett of Shortsville and
Manchester Methodist church officiated and burial was in Brookside
From Geneva Daily Times 27 October 1905
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Heart disease claimed William Houston, aged
North, early yesterday morning. Mr. Houston had been
taken ill a short time before his death, and was lying on a couch when
stricken. There he was found about 5 o'clock by
members of the family. He came to this country from Ireland thirty
ago. His wife and one son, Robert Houston, and one daughter, Miss Ellen
From Geneva Daily Times 24 June 1910
Mrs. Abigail Howard, aged 80, died at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. William Smith, 184 Main street, at 9 o'clock last evening. She is
survived by one son, Robert Howard of this city; two daughters, Mrs.
William Smith of this city and Mrs. J. B. Robinson of Lyons.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 December 1895
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Saturday occurred the
death on Atwater Place of Mrs. Emily Howard, aged 70 years.
Death was due to a paralytic stroke. She is survived by three
daughters, Mrs. H. H. Lane, of Canandaigua; Mrs. Cora Denborr, of
Rochester; Mrs. Henry Steele of East Bloomfield.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 10 May 1918
Shortsville, N. Y.,
May 10 - Frederick G. Howard, a Civil War veteran, died last
evening very suddenly of heart failure. He was born in Canton, Tioga
County, in 1845. He enlisted when 16 years of age, in the 50th N. Y.
State Volunteer Engineers, Co. I, serving until the end of the war. For
25 years he was an employe of the Erie as brakeman and freight
conductor, living in Hornell and Buffalo. From 1890 to 1914 he was an
employe of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. He was married in 1866 to Miss
Mary Logan, of Rush, Pa., who died several years ago. He came to
Shortsville in 1904. He was a member of Herendeen Post, G. A. R. He
leaves one son, Frank J. Howard, of Shortsville; two daughters, Mrs.
William Gaumer, of Shortsville, and Mrs. John J. Kelly, of Hornell; and
one sister, Mrs. Anna A. Chandler, of Buffalo. Funeral services will be
held Sunday afternoon in Shortsville, M. E. Church, conducted by
From Ontario County Journal 19 October 1917
Stanley, N. Y. - John Howard, an aged resident of this village, was
instantly killed by an automobile about 8 o'clock on Friday night. As
was Mr. Howard's custom, he left the home of his daughter, Mrs. William
Grant, for his own, a short distance away, to sleep. He went down Main
street in the middle of the road and, as he was hard of hearing,
evidently did not hear the car, which was driven by a young man from
Flint. The accident is thought to be purely accidental. Mr. Howard had
lived here for many years and was of a sunny and cheerful disposition,
making many friends, who were saddened by his tragic death. He was 81
years of age and is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Alice Grant, of
Stanley, with whom he stayed; Mrs. Dora Dale, of Watkins; Mrs. Jennie
Rolfe of Benton, and Mrs. Lucy Craft of Utica. Funeral services were
held at the Methodist church on Monday afternoon, Rev. A. B. Temple,
pastor of the Seneca Presbyterian church, officiating. The following
acted as bearers: J. H. Coon, William Washburn, John Hutchinson, J. P.
Williams, William Moon and J. K. Washburn. Burial was in No. 9
From Geneva Daily Times 26 October 1907
Stanley, N. Y. - Mrs. John Howard died at her home Wednesday
morning from a stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Howard was born in England and
this country about 35 years ago. Mrs. Howard is 65 years old and is
by five daughters. The funeral took place from her home at 2 o'clock
afternoon. Interment was at Number Nine.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 30 October 1907
Stanley, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. John Howard occurred
at her home in our village at an early hour Wednesday morning, after
suffering two severe shocks of paralysis, aged 68 years. She was born
and spent her girlhood in England, came here a bride, and has spent her
life here since. She is survived by her husband and five daughters,
Mrs. Anna Booth of Waterloo, Mrs. Dora Dales, Watkins, Mrs. Lucy Craft
of Baltimore, Mrs. Jennie Rolfe of Benton and Miss Alice Howard of
Newark. The funeral was held from the home at 2:30 Saturday afternoon.
Rev. A. B. Temple of Seneca Presbyterian church officiated. Interment
From Geneva Gazette 24 October 1890
Obituary - Yesterday afternoon at about 5:30 Timothy Howard,
citizen, died at his residence on North Main
street. Mr. Howard sometime ago contracted a severe cold which
developed into pneumonia, and finally caused his death. The
deceased had been for thirty years a faithful employee of E. Dakin's
coal yard. A widow and three children survive him. They
have our most profound sympathy for the loss of a respected husband and
father. Mr. Howard was 62 years of age. The funeral will be held
Monday next at 9 a.m. from St. Francis de Sales church, of which Mr.
Howard was a devoted and consistent member.
From Ontario County Journal 20 April 1900
Honeoye, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. William Howcroft, from
heart disease, occurred Monday afternoon. She leaves two sons, Charles
and Clark, both of this place.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 March 1908
Mrs. Anna Howe, wife of William Howe, died at the City Hospital at
4 o'clock this morning after a lingering illness of a year. She was 46
years old. The remains were taken to the family residence, 55 Oak
street. She leaves, besides her husband, one daughter, Miss Fannie L.
Howe; three sons, William, Charles and Nelson; four sisters and four
brothers. Burial St. Patrick's
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 27 April 1923
Phelps, N. Y. - Edgar A. Howe, 94 years old, died Wednesday
evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James G. Clark, Phelps, after
an illness of three weeks due to a fall in which he injured his hip.
Mr. Howe was born at Jericho, Vt., September 2, 1828, moving with his
parents to New York state when about 6 years old. The family settled at
Potsdam, where Mr. Howe received his education at the old Potsdam
Academy. In (illegible) he married Feidelia A. Sprague, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Isaac Sprague and moved in a farm near Antwerp. Since the
death of his wife twenty years ago, Mr. Howe has made his home with Mr.
and Mrs. Clark who became residents of Phelps twelve years ago. He is
survived by four sons, Albert of Binghamton, Charles of Modesto, Cal.,
Frank of Pulaski and Carl of Antwerp; and one daughter, Mrs. Clark of
Phelps; nine grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren. Another
son, George, died twelve years ago. Funeral services will be held from
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clark at three o'clock Friday afternoon and
Saturday morning the body will taken to Antwerp for burial.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 February 1946
Mrs. Edith Stever Howe, wife of Dr. H. J. Q. Howe, died this
morning at her home, Main St., She was born in Newark, N. Y. on Jan.
15, 1879. Survivors are her husband; two sons, Harlan H., William F.; a
sister, Mrs. Sada Fleenor of Orville, Calif.; one grandson, John Harlan
Howe, all of Geneva. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at
the Bennett Funeral Home. Rev. Alexander Thompson, D. D., pastor of
North Presbyterian Church will officiate and burial will be in Rest
Haven Cemetery, Phelps.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 April 1907
The funeral of Edward Howe will be held tomorrow morning at 9
o'clock from the home of his mother, Mrs. F. C. Howe, of North Genesee
street, and at 9:30 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales church. Burial
will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 30 January 1891
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mr. H. D. Howe died at his home in this
village Friday morning, having been confined to the bed about fifteen
years, we understand, with paralysis. The funeral services were
observed at the house Sunday at one o'clock.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 July 1897
James Howe died at 7 o'clock last evening, aged 39 years. The
deceased had been ill for a long time, at the Church Home hospital,
from dropsy. A few days ago Mr. Howe was taken to the home of James
Sparrow, where he died. He is survived by two brothers, John and
William Howe, of this city, and three sisters, Mrs. George Long, Mrs.
William Long, and Mrs. Thomas Dwyer, all of this city. The funeral will
take place Saturday morning at 9 o'clock, from St. Francis de Sales
church. Devaney and Fletcher will have charge of the funeral.
From Ontario County Journal 27 February 1891
Dr. John Q. Howe, of Phelps, one of the most prominent and
widely-known physicians in the county, died at his residence in that
village, Wednesday evening. Dr. Howe had been in ill health for a long
time. Last winter he
went south for his health but derived no material benefit and had
gradually until his death. Dr. Howe was not only prominent in his
but was a leading and aggressive spirit in politics and public
He was for years one of the leaders of the Republican party in Phelps
had been identified with all the important movements for the public
He was 72 years of age and leaves a widow, three sons and three
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 29 January 1917
Shortsville, Jan. 28 - A well-known resident of this village, Luther Joshua Howe, died
in his home in High street at 12 o'clock last night, after a short
illness of pneumonia. Mr. Howe was confined to house less than a week.
He was born on January 28, 1864, in Palmyra, a son of the late Harris
and Sarah Clark Howe, and when a young lad went to Marion to live. At
the age of 19 years, he came to Shortsville and had lived in this
vicinity the balance of his life, for seven years being a resident of
the neighboring town of Hopewell. August 15, 1888, he was married to
Miss Hattie Beach, of Bristol Center, Mr. Howe has owned one of the
milk routes in this village for several years and a week ago today
covered his territory as usual. He was a member of the Shortsville
Presbyterian church; of Parlor Village Lodge No 86, I. O. O. F.; of
Chosen Friends Camp, I. O. O. F., and of Shortsville Tent, K. O. T. M.
He leaves his wife; one son, Harry B. Howe of Shortsville; one brother,
Chester Howe of Brooklyn, N. Y.; and one sister, Mrs. Frank H. DeLaney
of Geneva. The funeral will be held from his late home at 3:30 o'clock
Tuesday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Donald H. McKenzie, pastor of
the Shortsville Presbyterian church, and the members of the different
orders to which he belonged will attend in a body. Interment will be in
Brookside cemetery, Shortsville.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 December 1895
The death of Mrs. Marietta Aylsworth, wife of Lucius L. Howe,
of 71 State street, occurred at 7:45
last evening at the family residence. She had been in feeble health
for a long period of time, and her death, resulting from general
debility, was not unexpected. Mrs. Howe was born in Litchfield, this
state, on January 7th, 1821, and lived the most of her life in Phelps
and Geneva, having come here with the family some fifteen years ago.
She was highly esteemed by all who knew her for her Christian virtues.
She was a member of the North Presbyterian church, although ill health
had kept her from public services for several years. Besides her
husband, she leaves two daughters,
Miss Cornelia, an invalid, and Miss Henrietta, both residing at home,
of whom will have the earnest sympathy of friends. Her oldest daughter
by former marriage, Carrie Terrill, deceased, was the first wife of S.
K. Nester. The funeral arrangements had not been made this morning, and
accordingly the announcement cannot be given in today's paper, but will
be made later.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 July 1895
S. D. Howe, at the age of 76 years, died at the home in Hopewell
on Monday, the 15th inst.
From Shortsville Enterprise 17 September 1914
The death of Mrs. Sarah Clarke Howe, a former
highly-esteemed resident of the Parlor Village, occurred at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. F. H. Delaney, in Geneva, last week Wednesday
morning, Sept. 9, about 11:30 o'clock, aged nearly 81 years. She had
been stricken with paralysis and her
condition gradually declined until the end. Mrs. Sarah Clarke Howe was
born in the township of Sodus on December 5, 1833. She resided in
Shortsville nearly a quarter-century, but left here about seven years
ago to live with her daughter in Geneva. She was a member of the
Shortsville M. E. Church. The survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Delaney;
two sons, Luther J. Howe of High street, and Chester C. Howe of East
Orange, N. J.; also two sisters, Mrs. Eliza Young of Durand, Mich., and
Mrs. Mary Jones, of Geneva, Ill. The remains were brought to this
village and the funeral services held from the home of her son in High
street last Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Rev. A. A. Hauck, pastor of
the M. E. Church, officiated. The burial was made in the family plot in
From Ontario County Journal 16 August 1878
Victor, N. Y. - Mr. Sylvester Howe, a long and well-known resident
of this place, died at his residence in this village last Wednesday
evening. Mr. Howe was born in Scipio, Cayuga Co., in this state, April
3, 1799, and came to Victor during the year 1849 - twenty-nine years
ago. Deceased was an honorable, upright man, one of the kind who makes
a good citizen while living, is missed at his
death and remembered thereafter. He was a member of the Masonic
fraternity - of Milnor lodge, No. 139 for 27 years, and
will be buried under its rites - ceremonies in which he has formerly
borne so conspicuous a part. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock this
From Geneva Gazette 30 December 1892
Suddenly was the death of William Howe, occurring last
Tuesday. He was a teamster formerly in the employ of Hammond and
Willard, but latterly in others' employ in the same capacity. He
resided in the north part of the village, and leaves a family of young
children. Heart disease was the cause of death.
From Ontario County Times 28 January 1891
Wm. Howe, who had been an invalid the past several years, died at
his home in this place Friday morning at 3 o'clock. Funeral services
were held from the family residence Sunday at 1 o'clock p.m. The
remains were interred in the new cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 12 May 1893
At his residence on Gibson street, Monday morning, May 8, Alexander
aged 87 years, 9 months, 8 days.
Alexander Hamilton Howell, the subject of this sketch, was born in the
village September 30. 1805. The home of his birth was situated on Main
street at the point where Howell street was later laid out. There lived
Nathaniel Woodhull Howell, his father, the first county judge of
Ontario County, who was born in Blooming Grove, Orange county. Mr.
Howell's mother was Sally Chapin, daughter of Israel Chapin, who was
sent by the United States to the then new country in 1788-89 to
represent the government in treaties with the Indians.
Alexander was the second of the seven children born to Nathaniel and
Sally Howell. None of the children survive him, his brother, Thomas M.
Howell, having passed away a few months ago. At an early age Alexander
was sent by his parents to a French school in New York, where his early
education was gained. There he acquired the complete mastery of the
French tongue. Later, he entered Hamilton College. He left Hamilton for
Union College, where he afterward graduated taking the baccalaureate
degree. Following his college course he returned to Canandaigua and
entered upon the study of law in the office of Mark H. Sibley, with
whom he later entered into partnership. About the year 1828, he went to
New York and engaged himself there, and later in Philadelphia in
mercantile pursuits. While in New York, about the year 1830, he married
Emily, daughter of Amasa Jackson, of New York, whose wife, Mary, was
the only daughter of Oliver Phelps, who was one of the parties in the
Phelps and Gorham purchase. To Mr. and Mrs. Howell was born one child,
Mrs. W. W. Worthington, of this village. Returning from New York and
Philadelphia in the early thirties, Mr. Howell entered again upon the
practice of law with E. B. Pottle. For a short time also Mr. Howell was
engaged in the hardware business with Stephen Parrish.
In politics Mr. Howell was an ardent Whig until the breaking up of that
party when he became what was called a Silvergrey, and later a
Democrat, in which faith he continued during the remainder of his life.
Mr. Howell was for two terms County Clerk. Later he was elected a
Justice of the Peace, to which office he was successively reelected
many terms until after the civil war. His other interests are indicated
by the fact that he was for many years President and one of the
Trustees of the Ontario Orphan Asylum; one of the Trustees of the
Canandaigua Academy, and Clerk of the Trustees of the Congregational
church. In the last named position, he gathered together widely
scattered minutes and memoranda, and by their collation laid a debt of
gratitude upon that society.
Mr. Howell's old age was kept fresh and green by the love and sympathy
of generations younger than himself. All through his life his character
was marked by his love for children. And those children of successive
decades some of whom for the past fifty years have known him
affectionately as Uncle Alec, have made his age the time for garnering
the results of his affection so freely bestowed.
From Geneva Gazette 14 September 1900
Edward H. Howell died at the Hygienic Institute in this city
last Monday. He was formerly of Bath and came here about ten
years ago entering upon service with the Phillips & Clark Stove Co.
as stenographer and typewriter. This position he was compelled to
surrender about a year ago owing to ill health. He married after
settled here in business and the bereaved widow and two young children
survive him. The deceased was related to the well-known Howell
family of Bath, a family renowned for sterling Democracy and business
activity and integrity. Both Mr. Howell and his wife were regular
attendants and communicants of St. Peter's Church.
From Ontario County Journal 3 January 1879
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. George S. Howell departed this life
Thursday, December 19th, aged 49 years and 5 months. Her remains were
taken to Rushville on Saturday for interment. Funeral services were
held on Sunday at the residence of F. W. Hunt.
From Ontario County Journal 11 February 1887
Rushville, N. Y. - Mr. Horace Howell died at the residence of
his daughter, Mrs. Benjamin Perry, February 8, aged 89 years and 3
months. Mr. Howell was one of the oldest residents of this place,
having resided here for 53 years, and was in the boot and shoe business
with his son, George, for many years. For the last few years he has
been tenderly cared for by his daughter, Mrs. Perry.
From Neapolitan Record 27 October 1881
Died, October 14, at her residence in Rushville, Mrs. Horace Howell, aged
75 years. The funeral services were held from their residence on
Sunday, Oct. 16, at 3 p.m., Rev. M. P. Blakeslee officiating. Mrs.
Howell was one of our oldest residents, having lived her 45 years. She
has ever been a kind and genial woman, well-liked and spoken of by all
who knew her, always had a kind word for all, ever ready to lend a
helping hand in time of need as long as she was able to get about the
neighborhood, but for the last few years of her life she was so
enfeebled in health that she has seldom got away from her home. She was
at the time of her decease, and had for many years been a member of the
M. E. Church here.
From Ontario County Journal 28 October 1892
Thomas M. Howell, Esq., the oldest practitioner at the bar of
Ontario county, passed away at his residence on Gibson street, in this
village, yesterday afternoon. He was a son of Judge Nathaniel W.
Howell, and was born in this village, of which he has always been a
resident, in the year 1811. He was graduated from Amherst College in
1831, and immediately began the study of his profession in the office
of Jared Wilson, Esq. In 1884 he was admitted to the bar as an
attorney, in 1837 as a solicitor in chancery, and in 1839 as a
counselor. He was appointed to the office of district attorney in 1840
and served in that capacity for seven years. In 1858 he was appointed
commissioner of the United States Supreme Court and retained that
office until his death. He was elected police justice of this village
in 1876 and served one term in that office. Throughout his long career
he was ever a staunch Democrat of the old school. He took an active
part in the political affairs of his country and on many occasions was
nominated for important offices by his party. In his early years he was
sent as a delegate to several national conventions. In his death
Canandaigua mourns the loss of an old and respected citizen.
From Geneva Gazette 18 November 1881
Mrs. Thomas M. Howell died at
her residence in Canandaigua on the 7th inst., after a
long and painful illness, in the 65th year of her age. She was a
daughter of Col. Samuel Young of Ballston, Saratoga Co., famous in his
day as a Democratic statesman. The daughter was liberally educated, and
withal exhibited the sterling traits of character which among men of
his times distinguished her sire. While a model
wife, mother and housekeeper, she found time "to do good" in the
community in which her lot was cast, and before she became an invalid
was foremost in enterprises to relieve the poor, the sick and
afflicted. Surely the memory of such a one will be blessed. Our
heartfelt sympathies are extended to the bereaved husband.
From Ontario County Journal 28 December 1894
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Arthur Howes died at her home on
Sunday morning. She had been ill for a long time, and her death was
expected. She leaves a husband and three small children, besides a
father, four brothers and two sisters. The funeral was held from St.
Rose's church, Lima, on Wednesday morning, Rev. Simon Fitzsimmons
officiating. She was 28 years of age.
From Victor Herald 23 January 1892
Miller's Corners, N. Y. - Mrs. Elvira Howes died after a severe
and protracted illness this week Wednesday. The
immediate cause of death was organic heart disease. Deceased was
about sixty years of age and leaves an aged mother, Mrs. Sophia Fisher,
with whom she has always lived, and her husband, Robert Howes. The
has been announced for Saturday. Mrs. Howes throughout her lifetime
in her character those lovely womanly traits of gentleness of spirit
and amiableness so noticeable by all with whom she came in contact, and
the community mourn the loss of one who was loved and admired by all.
was a member of the M. E. church at East Bloomfield.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 4 July 1922
Holcomb, July 3 - Henry Howes died Sunday at his home here. He had
been ill for the past few years and death was caused from paralysis. He
was born in Hickling, England, on February 8, 1842, and came to this
country when he was 7 years old. Most of his life had been spent in the
town of East Bloomfield. He was a Civil war veteran, having been a
member of the Eighth New York Cavalry Company H. He was in thirty-two
engagements, and was wounded twice, the last time in the battle of
White Oak Swamp. He was a member of the Sheridan Crandall Post, G. A.
R. Fifty years ago he was married to Frances G. Pelling. Mr. and Mrs.
Howes celebrated their golden wedding five years ago. Beside his wife,
he is survived by two sons, Herbert H. Howes of this place, and James
P. Howes of East Bloomfield; a daughter, Mrs. George T. Sweeney at East
Bloomfield; six grandchildren, all of East Bloomfield; and one brother,
Charles Howes of Waterloo. He was a life-long member of the Methodist
Church of East Bloomfield and a member of the official board. Rev. W.
H. White, pastor of the church, will officiate at the funeral service
at the family home on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
From Geneva Courier 28 January 1880
SUICIDE - The Canandaigua Times reports the death and suicide of Samuel
Howes, for many years a resident of this county. He had
made his home lately with Misses Hanna, in Hopewell, but had left their
house on Thanksgiving day for a visit to Battle Creek, Mich., where he
had a son living. He had been apparently in his usual health and
spirits, and gave no indications of his suicidal intention, having
spent the evening before in
card playing with members of the family. The next
morning he was found in his chamber dead, while the pistol with which
he had shot himself was still grasped in both hands, the barrel closely
pressed against his temples. Two cartridges had been exploded and
two bullets fired. On his table was found a note in which he
announced his intention, asserted that he was never more sane than at
that moment, and said that he had lived long enough and was no further
use to himself or his friends. Mr. Howes was about eighty-one
years of age, and during his long residence in this county had been a
well known and respected farmer. He had two sons living, George
Howes, in Battle Creek, Mich., at whose home he spent his last days,
and Robert Howes, in Albion, Orleans county, in this State. His
body was taken to
the latter place for interment.
From Ontario County Journal 18 September 1908
Ionia, N. Y. - On Monday morning occurred the death of William Howes, who
had been ill for some time with dropsy of the heart. He was 80 years
old and had been a resident of this place for many years. He leaves,
besides his wife, three children: Mrs. Adelbert Hurd of Syracuse,
George Howes of West Bloomfield, and Arthur Howes of Mendon. The
funeral service was held at the church at 3 o'clock on Wednesday
afternoon,with interment in the cemetery here. Mrs. Howes will go to
Syracuse soon to spend the winter with her daughter, Mr. Hurd.
From Ontario County Journal 5 October 1917
The funeral services of Mrs. Anna M. Howey, whose death
occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frederic D. Whitwell, at
Geneva last week Wednesday, were held at the Congregational church on
Saturday, Rev. Livingston L. Taylor officiating. Interment was in West
From Ontario County Journal 8 October 1909
Last Friday morning, at his home on Gibson street, occurred the
death of Joel M. Howey, following a week's illness, at the age
of nearly 91 years. Deceased was born at Canandaigua, Jan. 30, 1819,
and his whole life was passed in this town. Mr. Howey's active life was
spent upon the farm, but following the death of Mrs. Howey 25 years
ago, he came to this village to reside. For many years under the old
excise regime, Mr. Howey was local excise commissioner. He was also
supervisor. He cast his first vote for Harrison and Tyler in 1840, and
was affiliated with the anti-slavery wing of the Whig party until the
Republican party was organized, when he became one of the most active
supporters of the new movement.
Mr. Howey is survived by one daughter, of Geneseo, and three
grandchildren, Howey Booth of Geneseo, and Misses Martha and Louise
Howey of this village. Funeral services were held at the home on Sunday
afternoon, Rev. Livingston L. Taylor officiating, and burial in West
From Ontario County Journal 2 May 1884
Mr. John M. Howey, was a young man of excellent
character, possessing qualities which gave promise of an honorable
and useful career. He was the only son of our well-known townsman,
Mr. Joel M. Howey, and was engaged with his father in farming. He
had been in failing health for several years, being first afflicted
with a bronchial difficulty which finally terminated in consumption.
His wife, a daughter of the late Francis J. Castle, is left to mourn
his early decease, and he also leaves two children. The funeral
were held at the family residence on Sunday afternoon, being conducted
by the Rev. M. S. Hard, pastor of the M. E. church in this place. His
remains were brought to the village for interment, and were followed
to their final resting place by a large concourse of deeply sorrowing
relatives and friends. The bereaved family have the sincere sympathy
of the whole community.
From Ontario County Journal 10 March 1893
Shortsville, N. Y. - With sincere regret his numerous friends will
hear new of the death of Addison J. Howland, at his home in
this place at an early hour Tuesday morning. Mr. Howland was a
well-known and popular man in Ontario County and he will be sadly
missed by the people of this place, where he has for a number of years
been a resident. He had not been in good health for the past two years,
but no immediate danger was apprehended until about a week ago, when a
physician was summoned as the symptoms of the malady, diabetes, became
more alarming, but not confining him to the bed, however, until within
a few hours of his death. The funeral services were held at the house
Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. A widow and two sons, Rae and Claire,
mourn his loss.
From Shortsville Enterprise 14 June 1934
Charles Rogers of Main street mourns the death of his sister, Mrs. Anna R. Howland, wife
of Wilbur C. Howland of Victor, which occurred at her home in that
village on June 6. She had been in poor health for several years. She
leaves her husband, a daughter, two grandsons and the brother. Funeral
services were held on Saturday afternoon, with burial in Boughton Hill
From Ontario Messenger 7 October 1846
Died - at Manchester, Ontario co., N. Y., on the 26th
September, 1846, David Howland, Esq., aged 63 years. Mr.
Howland was among the earliest
settlers of the town, an had resided therein nearly half a century. He
had held the office of Justice of the Peace, Supervisor, and many other
of the most responsible offices in the town. He was a useful and an
exemplary member of society, respected and esteemed by those who knew
him, and was firmly attached to the cause of Temperance. As a husband
and father, he was affectionate and kind; as a citizen, generous and
philanthropic, sustaining in all his social relations an unblemished
character and reputation.
From Shortsville Enterprise 24 February 1943
The death of Egbert George Howland, a well-known resident of
the Town of Manchester, occurred at his home on Thursday morning, at
the advanced age of 81 years. Mr. Howland was born in the Town of
Manchester and passed his entire life within its confines. He had been
a faithful member of the Manchester Baptist church, and was a past
master of Manchester Grange. The survivors are his wife, Mrs. Lucy
Howland of Manchester, a daughter, Miss Margaret E. Howland of
Rochester; and two sons, Alvin L. Howland of Shortsville and Lloyd E.
Howland of Springfield, Mass.; also one sister, Mrs. Madge Howland
Herrick of Newark; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were
conducted from his late home at 2:30 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, with
the Rev. Leon L. Swarthout, pastor of the Manchester Baptist church
officiating. The remains were laid at rest in Sunnyside Cemetery,
northeast of Manchester.
From Shortsville Enterprise 6 October 1932
Mrs. Eliza Howland, a resident of Manchester township, occurred
suddenly at her home, about a mile north of Manchester village last
week Wednesday morning. She had been working about her home as usual,
and was found dead on the kitchen floor by her daughter-in-law, Mrs.
Arnold Howland, who lives at the homestead. She was in her 69th year.
Mrs. Howland was a native of Farmington, having been born on April 18,
1863, a daughter of the late William and Anne Randall. She was united
in marriage with Mr. Howland during the year 1887. She was a faithful a
member of the Manchester Baptist church and was also affiliated with
the Manchester Woman's Christian Temperance Union. She had a pleasing
personality and legions of friends. Her passing deeply affects all who
knew this most estimable lady. Besides her husband, she leaves one son,
Arnold Howland of Manchester; also three brothers, D. H. Randall of
Victor and Herbert and John Randall of Farmington. Funeral services
were held from her late home on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock,
conducted by the Rev. Leon L. Swarthout, pastor of the Manchester
Baptist church. The remains were tenderly laid at rest in Sunnyside
From Geneva Daily Times 16 April 1910
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth Howland, one of the oldest
residents of the town of Manchester, died at the home, just north of
Manchester village, at 3 o'clock yesterday morning of paralysis. She
had been ill for three months. She was a daughter of the late Laban and
Eleanor Wells, and was born in the town of Manchester April 3, 1828,
one of twelve children. September 30, 1847, she was married to Pardon
Arnold Howland, also of Manchester, who died March 27, 1897.
Sixty-seven years ago she united with Manchester Baptist church, of
which she had since been an influential member. Mrs. Howland leaves
four sons and three daughters, Charles A. Howland, Henry L. Howland,
Egbert G. Howland and Miss Emma L. Howland, all of Manchester; Mrs.
Harriet A. Utter of West Orange, N. J., and Mrs. Charles Herrick of
Newark, N. Y. The funeral will be held at the home where she lived for
63 years, at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, Rev. Joseph Weston and Rev.
Ernest Eden, both of Rochester, officiating.
From Ontario County Times 9 September 1885
Manchester, N. Y. - Last Friday morning at 8 o'clock, Mrs.
aged 90 years, a lady well-known and highly
esteemed, passed to her reward. She had been slowly failing for some
months, but paralysis a few days since was the final stroke from which
she never recovered. Her sister and her sister's son from Michigan
arrived in time to be present at her death, as did one of her
grandchildren not living here. Both children and grandchildren tenderly
ministered to her during her sickness and death. Her funeral services
were held at her late residence on Monday at two o'clock, and her
interment was at the Quaker burying ground.
From Ontario Messenger 29 December 1858
ACCIDENTAL DROWNING - A painful accident occurred in the
Canandaigua outlet, between the village of
Manchester last Thursday, which resulted in the loss of life.
A party of young people were sporting on the pond which runs the
flour mills at Manchester; the gentlemen were skating and pushing
before them on hand sleds, the young ladies. Mr. Henry L. Howland and
of Ezra Pierce, Esq.), were
amongst the number, and venturing a little farther, came upon the
ice, which giving way, precipitated them into the water. Once they
managed to get out, but again broke through. Mr. Howland very soon
sinking in about eight feet of water, was drowned. Their cries had
attracted the attention of some of their companions, who repairing to
their assistance, were in great danger of breaking through. In the
Miss Pierce managed to keep above water, and displayed great presence
of mind and fortitude in her situation. After remaining in water for
half an hour, she was rescued by a rope thrown the distance of 25 feet,
which she attached to her arms. Mr. H. was engaged in milling at
Manchester and was highly respected as an honest upright man. His body
was recovered the next day.
From Shortsville Enterprise 19 April 1934
Shortsville people were deeply affected last Saturday morning when news reached here to the effect that Mrs. Hester Heath Howland, wife
of Rea V. Howland of Chapin, a former resident here, had died suddenly
and unexpectedly at the Sanitarium in Clifton Springs about 3 o'clock,
following a brief illness from pneumonia. She had been taken ill on
Monday and her condition steadily grew worse until Friday afternoon,
when she was taken to the Sanitarium. Shortly after reaching there she
became unconscious and remained in the coma until the end. Her age was
48 years. Mrs. Howland was born in Shortsville, a daughter of the late
Clarence and Jennie Brown Heath and her girlhood days were spent here.
Following her marriage to Rea V. Howland, she lived in Newark,
Rochester, Canandaigua and for the last year at Chapin. Mrs. Howland
was a woman of pleasing personality and possessed a wide circle of
friends, everyone of whom will mourn her untimely demise.
Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Heath Howland of
Chapin; two daughters, Misses Josephine and Rachael Howland of
Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Virginia Heath Johnson of Cheshire and a
brother, Sydney L. Heath of Bath. Funeral services were held from her
late home on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by the Rev.
Donald H. MacKenzie, pastor of the Second Presbyterian church of
Auburn. The remains were laid at rest in the family plot in Brookside
From Shortsville Enterprise 18 June 1931
The following is
copied from last week's issue of the Victor Herald and we reprint the
same owing to the fact that the deceased was the mother of Mrs. Charles
Rogers of Main street, Shortsville. We quote:
"Mrs. Jane Ransom Howland, one of Victor's most remarkable
residents as to health and longevity, passed peacefully away at her farm
northwest of Victor village at about 2 o'clock Thursday morning, June
11th. In March, Mrs. Howland was stricken with grippe and did not
afterward fully recover the vigor which had been hers in a degree
remarkable for one of advanced years. Two weeks before her death, it
became apparent that her strength was failing, but she did not easily
succumb to weakness and it was only the day before her death that she
yielded to persuasions to refrain from the exertion of rising from her
bed and being dressed. Had she lived until June 30th she would have been
93 years old. She had seldom been ill and was able, last year, to spend
her 92nd birthday with relatives in Shortsville. Jane M. Ransom was
born in Saugerties, Ulster county, and was married there to Wilbur C.
Howland. They remained in that section for a few years, and then came to
Western New York 65 years ago. Since then Mrs. Howland had lived in
this locality, the farm where she passed away having been her home for
46 years. She had been for many years a member of the First Presbyterian
church in Victor. Chief among her characteristics were her devotion to
her home and family and her spirit of hospitality. During her later
years, with the home routine in charge of her devoted daughter, Miss
Margaret Howland, she gave herself almost wholly to the enjoyment of
entertaining her friends and visiting with them.
The surviving relatives are a son and two daughters, Wilbur C. Howland
of Victor, Mrs. Charles Rogers of Shortsville, and Miss Margaret
Howland; two grandchildren, Frank H. Rogers of Shortsville and Mrs.
Arthur Root of Rochester; two great-grandsons, Gordon and Lawrence Root
of Rochester. Mrs. Howland, like her husband, was the last survivor of a
family of eight children. Mr. Howand passed away in 1913. Funeral
services will be held at the farm home at 3:30 o'clock Saturday
afternoon, the Rev. Frank W. Hill of Rochester and the Rev. George C.
Van Arsdalen of Victor officiating. Interment will be made in the
Boughton Hill cemetery.
From Wayne County Journal 14 February 1929
Farmington, N. Y. - Mrs. Frank Bowe and sister, Mrs. Lewis Whitaker, were called to Manchester last week by the illness and death of their father, Richard Howland, a
former resident for many years of this town. Mr. Howland suffered a
stroke of paralysis at his home in Manchester on Saturday morning,
February 2, from which he never rallied and he passed away early
Tuesday morning. Mr. Howland was born in Ireland in March, 1853. He
came to this country in 1863 and was married Mary Crotty in January,
1878. He resided in Farmington for many years, being engaged in
farming. He took up his residence in Manchester 13 years ago. He is
survived by four daughters, Mrs. Frank Bowe and Mrs. Lewis Whittaker of
this town, Mrs. John Mulligan of Shortsville and Mrs. William Dailey of
Manchester; and one son, James Howland of Manchester; and a sister,
Mrs. Charles Anguish of Rochester; and nine grandchildren. Funeral
services were held from the home at 9 a.m. on Thursday, from St.
Dominic's church at Shortsville, with Rev. J. E. Napier officiating.
Burial was made in St. Rose cemetery at Shortsville.
From Shortsville Enterprise 17 July 1913
Mrs. Charles Rogers mourns the death of her estimable father, Wilber
which occurred at his home, two miles west of Victor,
on Monday morning. A stroke of paralysis three years ago broke down his
health and his condition had been serious for the last year. He was the
last of a family of eight children. The survivors are his wife, two
daughters, one son and two grandchildren. The funeral will be held from
his home this Thursday afternoon.
From Phelps Citizen 19 June 1924
Mrs. Bridget Howley, widow of Richard Howley, died on Saturday
morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Tiernan, in Rochester,
aged 80 years. She was fatally stricken about two weeks ago. Mrs.
Howley had been a resident of Phelps for fifty years until two years
ago, when she made her home with her daughter in Rochester. The
surviving members of her family are one son, M. J. Howley of Geneva,
and two daughters, Mrs. James Tiernan and Miss Alice Howley of
Rochester. Funeral services were held in Rochester on Monday morning,
and the body was brought to Phelps for interment in the family lot in
St. Francis cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 March 1904
Rushville, N. Y. - The death of Dominick Howley occurred
at the home of his nephew, Edward Howley, Sunday afternoon at two, from
the grip. Mr. Howley was about 83 years of age. He was sick nearly a
week before he was brought to his nephew's, last Tuesday. The funeral
was held this morning from the Catholic church in Canandaigua.
From Clifton Springs Press 18 February 1937
The Barge Canal had its fourth motorist victim in a little over three months when Michael Howley, 63,
of Geneva, formerly of Manchester, was drowned in Van Cleef lake, a
widening of the canal at Seneca Falls. The accident probably happened
on Wednesday night as Howley, an employee of the Lehigh Valley
Railroad, was reported missing from his home at that time. Howley's car
was discovered in the canal on Friday noon by two school boys. They
noticed fresh tracks from the end of the pavement on Fall Street across
the park and following them found Howley's car submerged in about
twelve feet of water. Police were notified and dragged the lake in the
vicinity of the spot where the automobile was found. The body of the
unfortunate man was found at 7 o'clock that night. It is believed that
Howley failed to see the end of the brick pavement on Fall street and
drove his car over the curb and approximately fifty feet of Park land
into the lake. Howley leaves his widow, who is a sister of Postmaster
John Hewitt of Phelps; two daughters, Miss Alice and Miss Eleanor
Howley; and a son, James Howley, of Geneva; one brother, Thomas P. of
New York; two sisters, Mrs. Julia Tiernan and Alice Howley of
Rochester. Funeral services were held at St. Francis de Sales Church on
Monday morning. Burial was made in St. Francis cemetery, Phelps.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 15 March 1892
William Howley, a prominent and popular young business man of
Canandaigua, died at his home at 11 o'clock Sunday night, aged 33
years. He was in the best of health until Thursday last, when he
contracted a severe cold, which developed into pneumonia and caused his
death. The deceased was a prominent member of the A. O. U. W. order and
of the M. B. A. of Canandaigua. He leaves a wife and one child. The
funeral will be held at his late home tomorrow morning.
From Geneva Daily Times 16
Mrs. Anna J. Hoyt, aged thirty-one years, died suddenly at the
home of Michael Quinn, 4 Lyceum street, at 6:30 o'clock this morning.
The deceased had been ill for three months with Bright's disease and
while her condition was considered serious, her death was not expected.
A sudden change at five o'clock this morning ended fatally. Mrs. Hoyt,
whose maiden name was Cummings, was born in this city and for ten years
conducted a fashionable dressmaking establishment here. About six
months ago she was compelled to give up her business on account of
She had a large circle of friends and was a favorite with everybody,
her gentle disposition and lovable traits of character making her hosts
of lasting friends wherever she went. The deceased is survived by her
mother, Mrs. Mary Cummings, of this city, and by eight brothers and
,sisters Mrs. Nicholas Sauerborn of 34 Geneva street, this city, Mrs.
Joseph Hyatt, Rochester, Mrs. T. E. Canty, Mrs. McAerless and Miss
Katie Cummings, of Syracuse, Jeremiah of Detroit and John and Richard
of Syracuse. The funeral arrangements will be announced later. Burial
From Ontario County Journal 29 January 1897
Yesterday at his home on Gorham street, occurred the death from
general debility of Charles H. Hoyt, a long-time resident of
this village. Deceased was 83 years of age. He is survived by a wife;
two daughters, Miss Mary and Miss Jane of this village; a brother,
Bates Hoyt of Michigan; and three sisters, Mrs. Street, Mrs. Hoyt and
Mrs. Nichols of Stanford, Conn.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 8 February 1905
Manchester, N. Y. - The funeral of Chester C. Hoyt, the
engineer who was killed by the bursting of the boiler of his engine
near North Tonawanda, was held from his home late Tuesday morning. His
remains were taken to Waverly for burial. Mr. Hoyt was 48 years old and
is survived by his wife, two daughters of Buffalo, and two
step-daughters, Martha and Anna, of this place; and one sister of
From Geneva Daily Times 16 June 1908
Naples, N. Y. - The remains of Edwin Hoyt, were brought
from Bath Saturday to Naples, the almost lifelong home of Mr. Hoyt, for
interment. His wife died here last October, and soon after the home was
sold, and Mr. Hoyt went to Bath to live with his son. Edwin Hoyt was 80
years old and his earlier manhood was spent in Yates county. He was a
member of the Methodist church of Naples, from which the funeral
services were held. Mr. Hoyt leaves two sons, Charles, of Danbury,
Conn., and John of Bath, and two daughters, Mrs. William Fountain of
Vine Valley, and Harriett, of Rochester.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 October 1907
Naples, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Edwin Hoyt occurred
last Friday morning. She had been a resident here for sixty years. Both
her husband and herself had been feeble for a year, both having reached
an advanced age. Mrs. Hoyt leaves two sons, Charles of Danbury, Conn.,
and John of Bath, N. Y., and two daughters, Mrs. William Fountain of
Vine Valley and Harriet of Rochester.
From Ontario County Journal 9 July 1909
The death of Mrs. Harriet Lord Hoyt occurred at her home
on Greig terrace, on Saturday morning, after a brief illness. Mrs.
Hoyt, who was past her 89th birthday, had been active almost to the
end. She was born in Bristol on April 21, 1820, and was the daughter of
Rhoda and Gideon Reed. She was married to Charles H. Hoyt 62 years ago.
Her husband died soon after the couple had celebrated their golden
wedding anniversary. Mrs. Hoyt had spent her entire married life in
this village, and her splendid qualities of mind and heart surrounded
her with hosts of loving friends. She had long been a member of the
Presbyterian church. Deceased is survived by two daughters, Miss Mary
E. Hoyt and Miss Jane B. Hoyt, both of this village. The funeral
services were conducted by Rev. G. L. Morrill on Monday afternoon, and
burial was in Woodlawn.
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