"Joi" to "Jz" Obituaries
From Geneva Daily Times 12 February 1921
Mrs. Cora A. Jolly, aged 51, wife of Fred Jolly, died this morning
at the Geneva City Hospital. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs.
William Metcalf of Grant avenue; two sons, Frank of Willard, and Alvah
of McDougall; her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Lahr of
Waterloo; six brothers, Edward, Henry, George, Warren, Albert and
Spencer Lahr of Waterloo; two sisters, Mrs. Bart Cronin and Mrs. Henry
Acor, both of Waterloo, and two grandchildren. The funeral will be held
from her home, 32 Grant avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. E.
H. Dickinson of the First Presbyterian church officiating. Interment
will be made in Maple Grove cemetery, Waterloo.
From Ontario County Journal 11 May 1877
East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
At the residence of her brother, Mr. Geo. Boyce, early on Sabbath
morning, Mrs. Adah Jones, aged 30 years. She had been
with us but a short time, but her kind winning ways endeared her to all
with whom she associated. She
possessed a beautiful christian character. Her conversion, which
occurred during the ministry of Rev. H. Van Benschoten, was one of the
clearest and brightest we have ever known, and
the faith which she was led to profess so triumphantly was soon
to be tested by the most intense suffering. But her faith gave
her holy triumphs under the severest trials. She often spoke of
her readiness "to depart and be with Christ" and the joy
found in trusting Him. Her whole sickness was characterized by the
exercise of a sweet patient spirit. Truly for her "to die is
gain." The Sabbath which dawned upon her immortal spirit was the
dawn of a Sabbath whose duration is to be eternal, one whose joys will
be sweetest amid the associations of "God and the Angels."
From Ontario County Journal 23 April 1880
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Alice M. Jones died Monday, April
19th, of heart
disease. She leaves a husband and two daughters to mourn her
From Ontario County Journal 15 March 1912
Mrs. Alice Persons Jones, wife of Joseph Jones, of Cheshire, aged
52 years, suffered a sudden attack of an illness which had been chronic
with her for 15 years, took a swallow of carbolic acid on Tuesday
afternoon, mistaking it for a stimulant which she used. Both bottles
were of the same size and were in the same cupboard, and in her haste
to take the stimulant, she made the fatal mistake. Instantly upon
getting a swallow of the poison, Mrs. Jones cried frantically to her
husband, who was in an adjoining room, telling him of her mistake. The
woman soon sank to the floor in great agony. Mr. Jones summoned Dr.
John Hutchens, but the poison had done its work and the unfortunate
woman died in about 20 minutes after swallowing the acid. Coroner
Armstrong issued a verdict of death by accident. Deceased was born in
Hopewell in June, 1860, the daughter of Russell Persons and Amelia
Townsend. She was united in marriage with Joseph Jones in December,
1887, who, with two sons, Morton of Cheshire, and Osborne, of
Canandaigua, survive. The funeral services were held yesterday
afternoon, Rev. Mr. Searles officiating. Interment in Pine Bank
From Ontario County Journal 30 October 1885
Died, on October 24, at his home in the town of Hopewell, Amos
Jones, aged 92 years, 5 months and 5 days. On Monday, the 26th
inst., the sorrowing friends and mourning relatives followed to their
final resting place the mortal remains of the last of that
little band of pioneers, who reclaimed from the wilderness what is now
known as the town of Hopewell, and caused it to bloom and blossom, and
produce many and abundant harvests. By the death of Judge Amos Jones
is lost the last link that connected the virgin wilderness that once
covered that township with the advanced civilization of today. Eighty
years ago this present season, he moved with his parents from
Co., Md., the place of his birth, onto the farm, then unimproved, which
has since been his continuous home, and the scene of all his greatest
joys and sorrows. On two occasions after leaving Maryland, he returned
to his native State, once on horse back, and again in a wagon with his
mother. On one of these journeys, from a distance he viewed the ruins
made by the British soldiers in the city of Washington, during the war
of 1812. As
he stood and watched the smoke ascend from the burning ruins of our
nation's capitol, we can easily imagine that his young heart was filled
with indignation, and his love of Country made stronger. It was a great
pleasure to us of the present generation to hear him relate the
episodes of these journeys, and other incidents of his pioneer life.
Naturally of a robust body and healthy mind, he took readily to the
hard life of the pioneer, and as improvements of civilization went on,
identified himself with them, and by reason of the sound sense and
energy brought into play, was considered then chief promoter in the
town. From the very first he secured the confidence of his neighbors,
and when but a young man was chosen as one of the road commissioners of
the then town of Gorham, from which subsequently the town of Hopewell
was taken. Many of the roads along which now lay fertile fields and
stand beautiful dwellings, he helped survey and build through dense
woods, marked only by the blazed trees. After this introduction as a
public official, he held office in the gift of the people for nearly
forty consecutive years. For thirty years he was one of the Justices of
the Peace for the town of Hopewell, and was honored by being its
Supervisor for 21 terms. Such was the confidence in his honesty,
intelligence and judgment, that during the administration of Wm. H.
Seward as Governor of New York, he was appointed by him Judge of
Ontario county. He held that position for a term of
five years, dispensing justice with an unbiased mind and with great
credit to himself. Mr. Jones retained to the day of his death
the respect of all who knew him. As a father, husband
and friend he was all that could be expected of mortal man, as regards
those attributes into which enter love and kindness. He retained
his vigor of mind and interest in those about him to the very last.
The funeral services were held at the old homestead, and the remains
interred in the Chapman burying ground beside those of his wife, who
died long years ago. The sermon was delivered by Rev. C. E. Perkins, of
Clifton Springs, in words that filled the sorrowing hearts of the
mourners with hope and consolation. Seven children mourn his loss --
three sons and four daughters: Amos and Andrew of Hopewell, and John
who resides at Quincy, Mich. The daughters are Mrs. Joel Hill, Mrs.
John Cost, Mrs. Jefferson Whitney and Mrs. Louis Chapman, of Denver,
From Geneva Gazette 6 May 1898
Jones, a widower living at Hopewell, committed suicide at Phelps
last Friday afternoon by taking a dose of laudanum. The deceased went
into Ryan's hotel,
and stopping there for a while, called for an empty glass, which the
bar-tender gave him, asking him if he wished any water. Jones
answered no, stepped one side and turned
something from a little vial he took from an inside pocket. He
set the bottle down, and said, "Good-bye, boys, I am going."
The bartender, seeing the label on the bottle, called the
attention of Mr. Ryan to it. Physicians worked over
the man for four hours, but he died at half past four.
From Geneva Daily Times 31 August 1910
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Andrew Jones, a well-known and
highly respected farmer, residing about two miles south of this village
in the town of Hopewell, died on Tuesday morning after an illness of
several weeks. Mr. Jones was eighty-four years old and had spent his
entire life in this vicinity. Mr. Jones was a widower, his wife having
died many years ago. His two daughters, Miss Mary Jones and Miss Clara
Jones and one son, Fletcher Jones, lived with him. He is also survived
by two sons, Curly of California and Edward Jones of Krebs, Oklahoma. A sister, Mrs. Joel
Hill, resides in this village. Burial Chapman Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 August 1907
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Ann Jones died yesterday morning at 7
o'clock of heart trouble. Mrs. Jones was the eldest of three daughters
Mr. and Mrs. Judge Augustus Torry, being born September 2, 1824. More
sixty years ago, she married Mr. Jones, who died soon after the
marriage. Mrs. Jones was educated in Canandaigua Seminary, and taught
school sixty years,
nearly fifty of which in Rushville and vicinity. At the reunion of the
of Rushville High School last year, she gave an excellent paper of
reminiscences of her long and useful life. She early identified herself
with the Congregational church, and for many years taught an adult
From Geneva Gazette 5 December 1884
Augustus Jones, an old and respected citizen of Geneva,
last Sunday at the advanced age of eighty-six years. Mr. Jones
was born at Westerloo, Albany county, October 25th 1798, where he
passed his boyhood days. Prior to coming to Geneva, he resided at
Benton, Yates county, where he was a prominent man in church and public
affairs having been honored with many
positions of responsibility and trust by his fellow townsmen.
Twenty years ago he removed to Geneva with his family, where he had
remained up to the time of his decease. He was
of a very positive temperament and was fearless in the support and
defense of his convictions. If there was any one thing
which more interested him than his religion, it was his political
belief which he ever stood ready to maintain and fend with convincing
arguments. He always enjoyed good health up to two months ago,
and he seemed to feel from the first that that was his last
illness. His married life was always happy and eleven children,
seven boys and four girls, blessed his union, of whom six boys
and three girls and his beloved wife survive him. He retained
consciousness up to the last, and when death came he was fully prepared
for the great change, and passed peacefully and happily away with one
of Zion's hymns on his lips, "Nearer my God to Thee." The
funeral services were held on Wednesday and were largely
attended. Those at the house were of the Episcopal form,
conducted by the Rev.
Dr. Rankine -- at the M. E. Church fitting eulogies were delivered by
Rev. T. M. House, Rev. Dr. Hibbard, Rev. Dr. Buck, and Rev. Dr. Bull.
The active part of Mr. Jones' life, comprising a period of nearly
fifty years, was spent in mercantile business in the towns of
Middleburgh and Fulton, Schoharie county, where he will still be
remembered. His married life extended over a period of 65 years,
was one of unbroken harmony and mutual affection.
From Geneva Gazette 28 August 1891
MRS. AUGUSTUS JONES - The death of this venerable woman was
announced in our last issue. More than such brief notice is due
to her memory. Her maiden name was Charity Mattice, and she was
born in Schoharie county in 1804 of good revolutionary stock. She
married in about the year 1820, and retained her residence in Schoharie
until 1850, when she removed with her husband to Benton Center, Yates
county. Meantime she became the mother of twelve children, seven
sons and five daughters, all but one of whom arrived at adult age.
Eight of the number still survive. In 1855 the family
removed to Geneva, where they resided until first the patriarchal sire
was taken away by death, and now, five years later, the exemplary
Christian mother is called home. Both, through their long
pilgrimage on earth, were devout members of the M. E. Church, and
contributed liberally through its instrumentality to their Master's
cause, and to the relief of poor and suffering humanity. Her
children will cherish her memory through life as a loving counselor and
From Ontario County Journal 2 May 1913
Bristol, N. Y. - Again death has entered the town and another loving husband and father has been called. The death of Austin A. Jones occurred
at his home in Bristol on Friday afternoon, after a long illness,
terminating in diabetes gangrene. He was born in Bristol Nov. 22, 1845,
and would have been 68 years old his next birthday. He leaves many
friends to mourn his loss, besides his wife, two sons and several
grandchildren. About 42 years ago, he was united in marriage with Sarah
Brown. To them was born one son, Charles B. Jones. The death of his
wife occurred about one year after their marriage, and about 38 years
ago he married Nathalia Crouch, to whom one son was born, Irving A.
Jones. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, interment in
the Evergreen cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 June 1905
Mrs. Cecelia J. Jones, widow of the late James W. Jones, died at 4
o'clock yesterday afternoon at No. 36 Grove street. The deceased was
fifty-seven years of age. Nineteen months ago she had a stroke of
paralysis which has now resulted in her death. She was born in
Middlehope, N. Y., July 30, 1848. Upon her marriage thirty years ago
she came to this city where she has since resided. Since her residence
in this city, Mrs. Jones has been a member of the First Methodist
church and until recent years has been active in church work. She is
survived by one son, William C. Jones of the W. C. Jones Electrical
Supply and Construction Company, and one daughter, Miss Lottie C.
Jones, also of this city.
The funeral will take place from the home of her son, No. 83 Sherrill
street, Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. C. E. Jewell, pastor of
the First Methodist church officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 4 August 1882
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Chas. Jones, who has been quite
feeble for 2 years, is dead, aged about 75 years. Funeral took place
From Ontario County Journal 13 May 1898
The death of Charles Jones occurred Thursday morning at
his home on West Gibson street after a lingering illness. The deceased
was born Feb. 16, 1806. In 1832 he removed to East Bloomfield, where he
lived until moving to Canandaigua. One daughter, Mrs. Sherman
Kingsbury, survives him. The funeral will be held from his late
residence Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 April 1907
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - At his late residence on Broad street in
this village early yesterday morning occurred the death of Charles
B. Jones, who has been a resident of this village for the past
fifteen years. Mr. Jones was born in the town of Hopewell forty-two
years ago, and has spent all his life in this vicinity. He has been ill
for the past several with pneumonia. He was married thirteen years ago
to Miss Sarah Warfield, of Clifton Springs, who with one son, survive
him. He is also survived
by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jones, and Miss Helen Jones, of
Clifton Springs. Mr. Jones was a member of the Protective Hose company
of Clifton Springs, and has held an office in the Knights of Pythias,
of which lodge he was a member, for several years. The funeral services
will be held at the home on Broad street on Sunday afternoon at 2:30
and the interment will be made in the village cemetery. Rev. L. B.
Johnston will officiate.
From Ontario County Times 14 January 1885
Elijah Jones, whose death is briefly announced in another part of
this paper, was the oldest native resident of Bristol. In earlier days
he was a leading, influential citizen, honorably distinguished for his
strict integrity and sound judgment, and throughout his long life
enjoyed in a marked degree the confidence and respect of his fellow
townsmen. His title of General was acquired as a military officer when
our state militia was in its glory, and to hold a commission in its
service was an honor to which the proudest aspired. Gen. Jones, after
an exceptionally active and useful life, gradually yielded to the
infirmities of age until about a year ago, when he was prostrated by a
stroke of paralysis, from which he never recovered, and which with
other physical ailments made him a great sufferer during the remainder
of his life. His aged wife survives him, and he also leaves two sons
and a daughter, the oldest of whom, Mr. E. U. Jones, is a resident of
Michigan; while the second, Mr. Leonard H. Jones is the present
Supervisor of Bristol. The daughter, Mrs. Mary L. Marsh, also resides
From Ontario County Journal 17 January 1919
Bristol Valley, N. Y. - On Saturday occurred the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Jones, a
lifelong resident of this town. She is survived by her son, W. J.
Jones, with whom she resided; also two grandsons, Joel and Chester
Jones, both in the service. She was the widow of Peleg Jones, who died
several years ago, and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warham Williams.
The funeral was held from the home at 1 o'clock on Wednesday.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 February 1908
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - At the residence of his brother, Richard
Jones, where he died, were held the funeral services of George D.
Jones on Monday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Rev. V. A. Sage, of the
Baptist church, officiated and the burial was made in the Clifton
Springs Cemetery. Mr. Jones' death occurred on Saturday night last
after an illness of several weeks. He was born in the town of Hopewell
in the house where he died in the year 1818 and
was 89 years of age. A peculiar circumstance of the time of his death
that his father died just 22 years ago, the same date and in the same
His parents came to this state from Maryland and purchased the Jones'
paying for the same all in silver, and since that time the street has
known by the name of Silver street. Mr. Jones is survived by one
daughter, Mrs. Ida Hakes of Clifton Springs; three sons, Thomas C.
Jones of Clifton Springs; Eugene Jones of Newark; and William Jones of
Manchester; one brother, Richard Jones, of Clifton Springs; one sister,
Mrs. Hanna of Orleans, and nine grandchildren.
From Geneva Gazette 26 May 1876
Jones of Phelps died on the 19th inst. at the advanced age of 86
years. Her funeral took place at the Presbyterian Church, Seneca
Castle, on the 21st inst., attended by a large concourse of mourning
From Geneva Daily Times 16 April 1904
Shortsville, N. Y. - Friends in this village learned with regret
of the death of Mrs. Harriet H. Jones, fifty, wife of Richard
Noel Jones, which occurred at her home in Canandaigua Thursday
afternoon. She had been an invalid several years, but the immediate
cause of death was pneumonia. Mr. and Mrs. Jones were residents of
Shortsville in 1894 and 1895. One sister and three brothers survive:
Mrs. George W. Clark of Shortsville, Frederick McGough,
Canandaigua, William McGough, Rochester; Joseph McGough, Travers City.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 August 1931
Seneca Castle, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Harriet M. Jones, wife
of the late Charles Jones, occurred at the family home Thursday evening
about 9 o'clock after a long illness. Harriet, oldest daughter of
Clarence and Eva Snyder Cayward, was born at Stanley, March 27, 1878.
When a child, the family moved to Orleans, where they made their home
for many years. She was united in marriage to Charles A. Jones, son of
Mr. and Mrs. William Jones, Aug. 31, 1896, and she remained a resident
of that village until three years after the death of her husband, which
occurred in February, 1913, when the family moved to Seneca Castle.
Mrs. Jones united with the Orleans Baptist church many years ago, and
when the family removed to Seneca Castle, she became a member of the
Methodist Episcopal church, and her passing is regretted by a large
circle of friends.
During the fifteen years she has been in this village, Mrs. Jones
served very efficiently as agent for the Rochester and Eastern until
the trolley was discontinued in 1930. Mrs. Jones is survived by a
daughter, Mrs. Harry Ottley, with whom she made her home; a son, Leon
H. Jones, also of Seneca Castle; and five grandchildren, Hugh and
Shirley Ottley and Charles, Lawrence and Lois Jones, all of Seneca
Castle; also two sisters, Mrs. Edward W. Biehl of Orleans and Mrs.
Arthur B. Barker of Clifton Springs; and two brothers, John S. Cayward
of Seneca Castle and Herbert Cayward of Orleans. The funeral services
will be held Sunday afternoon at the home at 2 o'clock and 2:30 o'clock
at the Orleans Baptist church, with Rev. B. F. Butler of Seneca Castle
officiating. Interment will be made in the Orleans cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 25 February 1881
Flint Creek, N. Y. - Mrs. Hattie Jones, daughter of Peter Fiero,
was buried last Saturday. Mrs. Jones has been ill a long time, but was
be getting better, when a week or two since her infant daughter died,
after which she sank rapidly until Wednesday of last week when she
died. She was little more than twenty-one years of age,
and had been married but little more than a year. She leaves a large
circle of friends to mourn her loss.
From Geneva Gazette 4 February 1870
aged couple of Shortsville, Henry W. Jones and Sophia, his wife, died
twenty-four hours of each other -- one of Thursday and the other
on Friday of last week. Mr. Jones was engaged in the manufacture
of paper at the above-named place.
From Naples Record 4 October 1944
Mrs. Ida Yaw Bailey Jones, 71, died last Wednesday, September 27,
1944, at the home of her son, H. Duane Bailey, near East Bloomfield.
She was born in Naples. She went to East Bloomfield to teach school
fifty-five years ago. There, she married Hiram Bailey, and, until
recently, except for the years when she was employed at Craig Colony,
at Sonyea. Mr. Bailey died several years ago. Recently, she married
Charles B. Jones, Sr., of Bristol and thereafter lived at his home on
the Bristol-Honeoye road, until her health failed. She was a member of
the Congregational church of East Bloomfield and of the East Bloomfield
Grange. Besides her husband, Mrs. Jone is survived by the son, H. Duane
Bailey of East Bloomfield; a sister, Mrs. Arthur M. Freid, and a
brother, Purl T. Yaw, both of Naples; and by several cousins. Services
were held on Friday at 2:00 p.m. in East Bloomfield, conducted by Rev.
Walter C. Schaeffer, of the Congregational church, and Rev. Harry M.
Wright, of the Bristol Universalist Church. Burial was made in
Evergreen cemetery in Bristol.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 June 1916
The death of Mrs. Ida Bryan Jones, aged 56, occurred at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles H. Holliday, 87 Mill street,
this morning at 11:40 o'clock. Besides Mrs. Holliday she is survived by
two daughters, Mrs. Dempsey Vreeland of Montezuma, and Mrs. Geo. W.
Loop, Jr., of Lynbrook, L. I.; also three sons, Orville E. Bryan of
Geneva, G. Edward Bryan of Seneca Castle and J. Camman Bryan of Trona,
From Geneva Daily Times 8 June 1916
The funeral of Mrs. Ida Bryan Jones, who died yesterday
morning, will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Charles H. Holliday, 87 Mill street. Rev. Kenneth A.
Bray will officiate and interment will be made in Whitney Cemetery,
near Seneca Castle.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 June 1895
James Jones, upon whom an operation for appendicitis was performed
on Saturday, an account of which appeared in the Times of that day,
died at his home on Evans street, at 1 o'clock this morning. the
deceased was 23 years of age and was born in Seneca Falls. In his
early infancy his parents removed to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. A
brother and two sisters constitute his immediate relatives, his parents
The remains left Geneva on the noon train for Hamilton where interment
will take place. They were accompanied by his brother and sisters,
also by John F. Toole, representing the A. O. H., and Daniel Quinlan
and Edward Wickham, a committee from the Iron Moulders Union, of
which organizations the deceased was an active and honored member.
John Callaghan and John Shaughnessy, intimate friends accompanied
the funeral party. Two hundred members of the I. M. U. and
fifty of the A. O. H., wearing suitable mourning badges, followed
the remains of the deceased brother to the train. The floral
tributes were beautiful and appropriate. The bearers were William
Hitchcock, Herbert Reynolds, Geo. McLaughlin, William J. Broderick,
John Riley and Frank Fitzpatrick.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 May 1907
Shortsville, N. Y. - The funeral of James Jones, a
prominent resident of this town, was held from Trinity chapel this
morning. Mr. Jones had been in failing health for several months yet
the end came as a shock to this community. He had been in business here
as a paper manufacturer for over fifty years having assumed the
business while his father was engaged in it at the same location. He
leaves a wife, who was Miss A. D. Haan
of the family of Haan sisters, who were at one time at the the head of
the famous Haan Seminary, Clifton Springs. Mr. Jones was 73 years of
and leaves a daughter, wife of Rev. S. Blunt of Chicago, and one son,
Jones of Canandaigua.
From Geneva Advertiser 5 March 1901
James N. Jones died at his home, No. 15 Avenue C off North Genesee
street, last Friday afternoon, March 1st, aged 55 years. He was a
son of the late Samuel L. Jones, we believe, by adoption in very early
infancy, so that he never knew any other parents than Mr. and Mrs.
Jones. His death came after a long and terrible illness, until he
was wasted to almost a skeleton. He is survived by his widow, one
son, Will C. Jones, the electrician, and a daughter, Lottie Jones.
He was a member of St. Peter's Church, and as we
well know, was a very generous-hearted man according to his means.
The funeral was held yesterday.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 9 May 1906
Yesterday forenoon while Jay Jones and John Feganscher
were engaged in blasting out stones with dynamite on the farm of the
former east of Seneca Castle, a charge of dynamite which had been
placed to blow out a large stone exploded prematurely. Mr. Feganscher
escaped absolutely without injury but Mr. Jones was terribly injured by
the explosion. The sight of both eyes was totally destroyed, one hand
was blown off and the fingers of the other badly lacerated and his
whole body terribly mangled. Dr. George W. Sargent of Seneca Castle was
at once summoned and had the unfortunate man placed aboard a Rochester
and Eastern car and taken to the Geneva City Hospital where he was also
attended by Drs. Skinner and Grove, but the combined efforts of the
three physicians were unavailing to save his life and he died about an
hour after the accident occurred. He is survived by his father, Prosser
Jones, a prominent farmer of that locality, his wife, two stepsons and
three stepdaughters; and by three brothers, George, a newspaper man of
Elmira, and John and William of Hopewell. The deceased was a prominent
and highly respected farmer, and his tragic death will be keenly
regretted among his numerous friends.
From Geneva Gazette 9 April 1886
Mrs. Joseph Jones, residing in the south part of
Canandaigua, called at one of her neighbors Sunday afternoon, Apr. 4,
and on her return home and when about eighty rods from her dwelling,
fell and died instantly. She had been feeling very well and to
all appearance had been in usual health.
From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 10 May 1906
Last Tuesday morning, a son (my edit--Jay
Prosser Jones) of Prosser Jones whose home is near Seneca
Castle, while too
near a spot where rock-blasting was being carried on, suffered terribly
by one of the blasts. One arm was broken and almost wrenched off, an
eye so badly damaged that
it will have to be removed, and his face and head was bruised almost to
pulp -- a mass of blood and torn flesh. As soon as possible he was
brought to the city hospital and his injuries attended to. He suffered
considerable loss of blood and the shock was very great. At the time of
writing this, it
was not known whether or not his life could be saved. The family is one
the best known in the town of Seneca and have the sympathy of all their
Since writing the above we have learned Mr. Jones died at the hospital
before the operations were concluded. It is said that he would have
lost both eyes and both hands. He was aged about 48 years and married.
From Ontario County Journal 12 November 1915
Cheshire, N. Y. - The death of Joseph C. Jones occurred
at Bethseda sanitarium at Montour Falls on Sunday, following an illness
of a few weeks from paralysis. He was the son of Rev. William and
Robah Jones, and was born in 1837 on what is now the Frank Hall farm.
He had always lived in this vicinity with the exception of four years
service in the army and five years in Michigan. At the outbreak of the
Civil war, he was the first to enlist, joining the 18th N. Y. Vol.
Infantry, in which he served two years, after which he enlisted in the
Fourth Heavy Artillery as a first sergeant, and was mustered out at the
close of the war. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Mary Strokirk, of
Montour Falls; two sons, Morton R. of Cheshire, and Osborne, of
Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Levi Osborne of Bristol; one brother,
Richard N. of Canandaigua. Rev. W. E. Searles officiated at the funeral
services on Tuesday. Interment was made in the Pine Bank cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 18 December 1896
Bristol, N. Y. - Leonard H. Jones, a lifelong resident of Bristol,
died after a brief illness on Monday, Dec. 7, aged 62 years. He had
just returned from a business trip to Michigan and was taken ill before
reaching home. Mr. Jones was a man of sterling character, honors had
been showered upon him by his townsmen, and few would be more missed
than he. The funeral was held from his late home on the following
Wednesday, Rev. H. J. Orelup officiating. Beside his widow, four sons
are left to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. The interment
was in Evergreen cemetery on the hill.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 March 1907
Naples, N. Y. - Lucien B. Jones, a veteran of 63 years,
was found dead near his home on Vine street Monday evening. He had gone
out but a few steps from the house, and not returning as
his daughter went to look for him, and soon found him dead. He was
subject to heart disease, and this was evidently the cause of death.
Mr. Jones's early home was in Livingston county, but much of his life
had been spent here. He was an expert mechanic and builder, and also a
successful market gardener. He enlisted in Company B, First New York
Dragoons, and served two
years. After the war he married Miss Burke of Naples, who died many
years ago. He was first a member of Bingham Post, G. A. R., Naples, but
of late had been connected with Tilton Post, Moscow. He leaves one son,
Harry, and one daughter, Mrs. Harry Stone, both of Naples.
From Ontario County Journal 21 August 1896
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Lucinda Burke, wife of L. B. Jones, died
her home in Moscow, Monday, Aug. 17, aged 52 years. She was a
resident of Naples until about eight years ago. Her father, Harry
Burke, and sister, Mrs. Hugh Boles, reside here. The interment was at
Rose Ridge cemetery in this village.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 November 1906
Gorham, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Mark Jones, late of
this town, was held at Reed's Corners Sunday afternoon, at 2 o'clock.
From Ontario County Times 19 December 1877
Margaret, wife of A. G. Jones, died very suddenly at her
home in Bristol, N. Y. Friday evening, December 7th, at about 7
o'clock, of heart disease. Death ensued within thirty minutes from the
time she was taken. She was engaged at her usual household duties at
the time, and had no previous warning of the terrible ordeal through
which she was soon to pass. The funeral services were held at the
house, which was crowded with friends and neighbors who had assembled
to pay the last sad tribute of respect to one whom association had
taught them to love and respect as a true friend and most worthy
neighbor, for such she had always been, even under the most adverse
circumstances. The Rev. Mr. Chandler conducted the services in a most
appropriate manner. The remains were taken to the Baptist Hill cemetery
for interment. Thus was laid to rest the remains of a fond mother and
loving wife. To the two daughters left without a mother's care and love
may the sympathy of friends be freely extended; and to the husband who
was so suddenly deprived of his companion in life, may he receive those
words of consolation which is due to those thus afflicted. George W.
Sharpsteen of Richmond, brother to the deceased, and wife were visiting
friends in Michigan when the sad news of his sister's death reached
him, and although he received the message promptly, yet through the
misrepresentation of some stupid porter, he failed to attend the
funeral. Deceased was fifty-six years of age at the time of her death
and much loved and respected by all who knew her.
From Ontario County Times 7 April 1886
As Mrs. Mary Jones, wife of Mr. J. C. Jones, a resident of
the south part of this town, was returning home from calling on a
neighbor last Sunday evening, she was suddenly stricken with heart
disease and died within a few moments. She was accompanied by her
little daughter and a son of a neighbor, when she complained of a
feeling of suffocation and was compelled to sit down by the roadside.
Her husband was immediately summoned and a carriage obtained, but the
efforts of friends to restore her were unavailing and she breathed her
last just as she was being carried into her home. She was the only
daughter of our aged and honored townsman, Mr. Levi Haskell, and to
him, as to her bereaved husband and other members of the family, goes
out the heartfelt sympathy of a wide circle of friends.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 October 1945
Mrs. Mary A. Jones, widow of the late John V. Jones, died Wednesday
at St. Anne's Home, Rochester. She resided in Geneva for many years.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Arthur B. O'Brien and Mrs. Elsworth
Brodway, both of Rochester, Mrs. Howard E. Blood, Geneva, and Mrs.
Frank W. Hanes, Lancaster; one son, James V. Jones, Rochester; two
sisters, Mrs. E. E. McGuigan, Geneva, and Mrs. Frank Carr, Auburn; and
11 grandchildren. Funeral rites will be conducted at St. Anne's Home
Saturday morning. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery in Geneva.
From Victor Herald 12 February 1904
Mary Louisa Eighmey Jones, wife of Asa B. Jones, died at the
home on East Main street, this village, at half-past six o'clock Sunday
evening, February 7th, 1904. Mrs. Jones had been ill for many weeks.
Mary L. Eighme was born in Hamburg, Erie county, N. Y., May 11th, 1847.
In 1869, at Knowsville, N. Y., she married Asa B. Jones, and shortly
after they came to this town where they have resided for thirty-three
years. Two children were born to them, both of whom died some years
since. Mrs. Jones was a woman of rare tact and kindliness, one who
performed well whatever duties she undertook, who made friends easily
and retained them. She was a devoted member of the Presbyterian church
in the many activities of which she took a deep interest. Besides her
husband, there survive of Mrs. Jones immediate family, one sister, Mrs.
Charlotte Mann of Rochester, and two brothers, George H. and Charles
J., also of Rochester. The funeral services were held Wednesday
afternoon from the house, Rev. F. W. Hill of the Presbyterian church,
and Rev. Miss Brennen of the Universalist church, officiating. The
bearers were F. G. Snooks, W. D. Newton, C. A. Rugg and R. W. Brace.
Interment was in the family plot in the Village cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 February 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Word came from Bristol today of the
funeral in that place of Miss Olive Jones, aged about 92
years, who died at her home there, on Monday. She was a lifelong
the town, her parents being pioneers and she was widely known and
The only survivor is one sister, Mrs. Nancy Phillips. The funeral was
conducted by Rev. L. D. Boynton, and the interment was at Evergreen
From Geneva Daily Times 30 December 1904
Phelps, N. Y. - The remains of Mrs. Rhoda Jones, who died
at the home of her son-in-law, E.
D. Ranney, at Hopewell Center, Wednesday, were brought here for
burial today. Mrs. Jones was eighty-five years of age and is survived
by one son, William Jones of Owasso, Mich., and a number of
grandchildren. She has been a resident of this town for many years.
From Ontario County Journal 9 October 1914
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral of Roswell E. Jones was
held from his late home on Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. E. P.
Wood, pastor of the Universalist church, at Victor, and interment was
made in Evergreen cemetery at Bristol. The deceased was a son of Lucy
A. Francis and Leonard H. Jones and was born in Bristol, Sept. 1, 1868.
About 23 years ago, he was united in marriage with Ethel M. Case, who
survives him with one son, Leonard H. Jones; three brothers, Frank A.
of Holcomb, and David and LaMont Jone of Bristol; and an aunt, Mrs.
Mary Marsh of Bristol. Mr. Jone was at a Buffalo hospital awaiting an
operation for appendicitis when his death occurred on October 3.
From Ontario County Chronicle 10 April 1901
Rushville, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. S. J. Jones was
held from her late residence Saturday at 2 o'clock. The large
attendance of friends and relatives showed with what love and respect
she was regarded by them. The funeral was conducted by Rev. W. S. H.
Hermans. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Helen Jones and
Mrs. W. A. Carson, both of this place, and a son, Wilson J. Jones of
Bath. She will be missed by her many friends, especially those of the
M. E. church, where she has long been an active worker.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 January 1940
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah E. Jones died Thursday
morning at the home of her sister, Miss Frances Warfield. She is
survived by one son, Charles B. Jones, Rochester; two grandsons; three
sisters Mrs. William Thompson, Mrs. Charles Thomas and Miss Frances
Warfield, all of Clifton Springs. Funeral services will be held on
Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the home of her sister. Burial in Clifton
Springs Cemetery, Rev. R. Emerson Snethen officiating.
From Ontario County Times 1 January 1890
Victor, N. Y. - Mr. Smith Jones, aged 84 years, died early
Saturday morning at 5 o'clock. Funeral Monday at 2 o'clock at the
house. Burial at the Methodist cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 11 May 1883
Bristol, N. Y. - The funeral of Mr.
Walker Jones was held here last Thursday. He had been a
long resident of this town and was respected by all who knew
From Ontario County Journal 16 June 1876
Died, at the residence of Isaac Hall, about two miles south and
west of Cheshire, Rev. William Jones, aged 87 years. We
remember hearing him preach when we were a small boy. He belonged
to the Methodist society, and was a man highly respected for his
honesty and integrity, and for his christian examples
and teachings. For the last few years he has been confined to the
house, living with his daughter, Mrs. Isaac Hall. His funeral
took place June 13th, at 2 o'clock p.m. at the Union church, Cheshire.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 March 1908
Canandaigua, N. Y. - John Jopson, a farmer of Centerfield, a small
about four miles west of here, was found hanging dead in a shed at the
of his father about 1:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. He was a married
about 45 years of age. Jopson told his wife yesterday morning that he
going to the woods to cut some wood, and set out. When he had not
at 1 o'clock his wife became alarmed, and went to his father's home
to inquire for him. He was not there, so a search was made for him. He
found in an open shed near the barn. For some time, Jopson and his
Mark Jopson, had been talking of the matter of working the elder man's
but had reached no conclusion. This worried the younger man, making him
nervous, and it is believed to have been the cause of his taking his
The shock has caused the father to lose his reason, and it is feared
he will not live long. The deceased leaves, besides his wife, three
and two sisters. He had no children.
From Ontario County Journal 22 November 1901
Bristol Center, N. Y. - Mrs. Luke Jopson was found dead by the
roadside on Friday morning. She had left her home a little after 10
o'clock the evening before to care for a neighbor who was ill. Heart
disease is supposed to have been the cause of death. She is survived by
her husband, four sons and two daughters. The funeral was held on
Sunday afternoon. Interment was made at Bristol.
From Ontario County Times 4 February 1885
Naples, N. Y. - There were two deaths here last week. One was that
of the venerable mother of Messrs. John and James Jordan. Mrs.
Jordan had been failing in health for several years, and was very
feeble at the time of her death, which occurred on Wednesday of last
week. Her age was 81 years.
From Ontario County Times 21 April 1875
Benjamin Jordan, of Geneva, died on the 25th of March, at the age
of ninety-two years and
three months. The deceased was an uncle of Hon. Ambrose L. VanDusen, of
Phelps, and his sister, the mother of Mr. Van Dusen, is still living at
the remarkable age of ninety-four years.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 March 1897
Mrs. Bridget Jordan, aged 80 years, died at noon today at her
residence, corner Middle and Wadsworth street. Her death was the result
of old age, she having been ailing for the past year. She is survived
by three children, all residents of this city, John and
Patrick and Mrs. Michael Murphy. Mrs. Jordan has resided in Geneva for
about 58 years during which time she commanded the respect of every
She was a faithful mother and lived a life of good deeds and charitable
example. The funeral will take place Thursday morning from St. Francis
de Sales church.
From Ontario County Journal 20 July 1894
Naples has lost another excellent woman in the person of Mrs.
Ella Jordan, wife of John Jordan. She died on Wednesday, of
paralysis, at the age of 53 years and 10 months. Mrs. Jordan was
thoughtful and earnest, with a love for the right and a determined
purpose to oppose wrong. She was active in church and in all ways to
build up the truth and to make people happier and better. In her
younger days she was a teacher, and had always kept pace with the
growth of thought and the facilities for imparting instruction. She had
no children, and her husband, who is not well, is left in deep
affliction. Funeral obsequies will be observed at 1:45 this afternoon
at the house on Elizabeth street.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 July 1926
Returning home from his employment as a night watchman at the Patent Cereals Company at 6:30 o'clock this morning, Frank S. Jordan,
58, of 72 Milton street, dropped dead from a stroke of apoplexy as he
stepped on the rear porch of his daughter's home. Mr. Jordan had been
subject to heart trouble for some time although going about his work as
usual. He had been employed at the Patent Cereal Company Bradford
Street plant as night watchman for the last three years. The deceased
resided at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Gus Fritz. A certificate of
death caused by a stroke of apoplexy will be issued by Coroner George
S. Flint, according to a statement given out this morning. The deceased
leaves a wife; one daughter, Mrs. Gus Fritz; and three grandchildren,
all of Geneva; and one sister, Mrs. Charles Long of Wayne, N. Y. The
funeral will be held from the Milton street home on Tuesday afternoon
at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. Bruce E. Pierce officiating. Interment will be
made in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 September 1904
Mrs. Sarah Jordan, mother of Director Whitman H. Jordan of the New
York State Agricultural Experiment station, died at 4 o'clock yesterday
afternoon at Dr. Jordan's home. Although the deceased had been in
feeble health for some time, she had not been seriously until the last
few days, when a general breaking up of her system occurred. Mrs.
Jordan was of the ripe old age of ninety-five years, having been born
in 1809, at Raymond, Me. She came to this city with her son when he
became director of the local institution in July, 1894. The deceased is
survived by one daughter, Mrs. Josephine H. Foss, and her son, Whitman
H. Jordan. She is also survived by one granddaughter, who is the wife
of Professor D. C. Jackson, of the University of Wisconsin, Madison,
Wis. The funeral services will take place Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock
from Dr. Jordan's house. After the funeral, the body will be taken to
New Gloucester, Me., for interment.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 November 1906
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Almira E. Joselin died Thursday
afternoon after an illness of one week, though she had been in poor
health for some years. She was 65 years of age and had been
a resident of this village only one year. She leaves one son, Edward;
two grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. F. Hunt of this village.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 10 January 1939
Geneva, N. Y. - Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Joseph, who
died Sunday in Geneva General Hospital, will be held at 1 p.m. today in
St. Michael's Syrian Orthodox Church. Mrs. Joseph is survived by three
sons, George Drooby, Lyons road; Tony Joseph, Geneva and Leo Joseph,
Argentina; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Haddad, Geneva; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 February 1939
Norman Joseph, of 40 Geneva Street, 53-year-old employee of the
Geneva Foundry Corporation, died suddenly in the employee's dressing
room at the company's Jackson street plant, at about 6:30 this morning.
Mr. Joseph's fellow workers said they found him lying on the floor in
the dressing room. He apparently had been changing into working clothes
when stricken. Dr. J. H. Gindling was called but Joseph was dead
when the physician arrived. Dr. Gindling notified Coroner Frank H.
Snyder and the latter ordered an autopsy which Dr. Gindling performed.
The cause of death was given as cerebral hemorrhage. Surviving Mr.
Joseph are his wife, Jennie T.; two daughters, Helen J. and Ruth; two
sons, Norman, Jr., of Geneva and Leo J. of Cleveland, Miss.; and one
sister, Mrs. Philip Essa, Portland Point, N. Y.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 December 1921
Frank Field Joslyn, aged 72 years, died very suddenly this morning
at the home of his son, Floyd M. Joslyn, East North street. He is
survived by one son, Floyd M.; and one granddaughter. The funeral will
be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at East North Street, the Rev.
E. H. Dickinson, officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 27 September 1889
Sad Case of Suicide - Calvin L. Judd, a well-known employee
the Clifton Springs Sanitarium, committed suicide by hanging himself at
residence of his brother, Erastus, at East Saginaw, Mich., on the 20th
inst. The particulars are given as follows:
About ten days ago he left for his brother's home in the West for
benefit of his health. For a few days he seemed better.
afternoon the family missed him but supposed he had gone down
As he failed to appear, search was made and the body was found hanging
the barn. Life had already fled. He was 68 years of age and
been subject to mental depression for about six years. Several
during the summer he had expressed fears to his family that he might
deranged and attempt his life. All this goes to show that the act
committed while he was irresponsible. Mr. Judd had been in the
of the Sanitarium Company for twenty-five years.
The deceased was the
oldest son of the late Thomas Judd of Geneva, a
well known mason, contractor and builder, who at one time owned and
lived on the farm now the property and home of Mr. Wm. Wright on the
Castle road. He was one of several brothers, the others being as
we remember them, Erastus, Otis G., Wm. A. and Levi J., all living
except the last-named and the unfortunate suicide. C. L. took the
job some 25 or 30 years ago of enlarging the Sanitarium, and the
favorable acquaintance and impression then made with and upon Dr.
Foster led to his engagement in a permanent capacity at the
Sanitarium. He was found equal and faithful to every duty imposed
upon him. That institution, its managers and guests, will greatly
feel the loss of his valued services. His body was brought east
and funeral held last Wednesday in his late residence in Clifton
From Geneva Daily Times 26 March 1909
Shortsville, N. Y. - One of the oldest and most highly respected
residents of this village, Edward Ansel Judd, died at the home
of his daughter, Mrs. Robert B. Peck, of Booth street, Wednesday
afternoon. He was ill for three weeks and death was caused by
pneumonia. For the past seven years the deceased made his home in this
village. December 12, 1859, he was married to Miss Cornelia Yates, of
Chittenango, whom he survived by only a few years. He leaves one son,
Fred Judd of New York; one daughter, Mrs. Robert B. Peck of this
village, and four sisters, Mrs. Ruth Campbell and Mrs. Helen Wallace of
Independence, Ia., and Mrs. A. J. French and Mrs. Frank Van Antwerp of
Oneida, N. Y.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 May 1905
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Edward A. Judd, 72
years old, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert B. Peck,
in this village last evening. She had been ill for three years with
paralysis. The deceased was formerly Miss Cornelia Yates of Chittenango
and had lived in this village for about three years. She is survived
by her husband, Edward A. Judd; one daughter, Mrs. Peck of this
one son, Fred Judd of New York; two brothers, John G. and William Yates
of Rochester, Mich., one sister, Mrs. John H. Walrath of Chittenango.
A short prayer service will be held over the remains tomorrow afternoon
at 5 o'clock. Burial will be at Chittenango.
From Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe Co. NY, 22 May 1899
Death of Erastus T. Judd, Former Geneva Resident
Word has just been received in Geneva of the death of a former old and
well known resident of the place which occurred last week at Saginaw,
Michigan in the demise of Erastus T. Judd. Deceased was born in
Geneva May 31, 1822, his father, Levi Judd, being of Scotch-Irish
extraction. He received his education in Geneva and at the age of 23
became a building contractor. He afterwards went to Canada and took up
contracting for the Great
Western railroad, then went to Michigan and engaged in the same
business, supplying wood for the Detroit & Grand Haven road. In the
fall of 1864 he went to Saginaw, where he organized the First National
Bank of that place. He remained in the banking and building business
until a few years ago. He leaves a widow and two sons.
Thanks to Karen Dau for this contribution.
From Ontario County Journal 25 September 1885
Died, in South Bristol, September 16, Freeman
W. Judd, aged 50 years. He was the son of Freeman Judd, Jr.,
and grandson of Rev. Freeman Judd, of Northeast, Erie Co. Pa. His
mother, Mrs. Judd, married for her second husband, Mr. Sebastian
and came to South Bristol in 1858, where he has resided since. His
life has been one of truthfulness and virtue, and his memory was always
exceedingly correct, even to the most intricate details. But he has
gone to the great and holy Giver to join those awaiting him on the
shore, where there is rest forevermore.
From Geneva Gazette 3 April 1847
Sudden Death - Mr. Lev Judd, an old and respected resident
of this town, dropped down in the road, near his house about three
miles from the village, on Wednesday last, and expired instantly.
He had just left his house to go to that of one of his neighbors.
A post mortem examination of the body was held on Thursday, and it was
ascertained that his death was caused by disease of the brain.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 July 1896
Mrs. Margaret Judd died of dropsy last evening at 7 o'clock at her
home on Center street. The deceased was 53 years old and was a resident
of this village for thirty years. The funeral services will be held
tomorrow at 9 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales church. Interment will be
made at St. Patrick's cemetery. Three daughters and one son survive
her, Mrs. James Chapman and Miss Ella of Geneva, Miss Margaret of
Rochester, and Martin of Geneva.
Geneva Gazette 9 May 1873
FOUND AT LAST ! - The body of Patrick Judd was found in
the slip between the Steamboat and Dakin's docks yesterday forenoon.
He has been missing since the night
of the fatal railroad accident at Marsh Creek bridge.
He was last seen going down the tow-path to the scene of such
accident. It has been surmised that he straggled too near the
water's edge and fell into the canal. Repeated and diligent
search has been made to find the body, without
success, until it was brought to the surface and to notice yesterday by
the motion of the steamer's wheels as she was about leaving
her dock. Coroner Covert was notified immediately, who took charge of
the body and held an inquest. All the personal effects, including
a little money, which the ill-starred man had on his person when he met
his sad fate were found on the body. Having lain in the water so long -
nearly six weeks - of course the features were much changed; but by a
scar under one eye and by his clothing, he was readily identified. A
verdict of accidental drowning was
rendered. The remains were interred yesterday afternoon.
From Geneva Courier 18 June 1862
Mr. Joseph June, an old and respected citizen of Phelps,
committed suicide, on Thursday morning last. He has been for some
time subject to fits of mental derangement, and has been in the Asylum
From Geneva Gazette 20 June 1862
We are deeply pained to announce the sudden demise of Joseph
June, he having committed suicide last Thursday morning. He has
subject to spells of mental ,aberration and a few weeks ago tried to
take his life by hanging, but was discovered and cut down in time to
frustrate his design. Since then, he has been to the Asylum for
Insane at Canandaigua, but appearing of sound mind was sent home.
Thursday morning he left home about or a little before five o'clock,
and was seen to go into his store about half an
hour later. Mr. June not coming home to breakfast, his wife became
alarmed, and got Mr. Hubbell to go and find
out what had become of him. Mr. Hubbell proceeded to the store
and found the door fastened, but found the key was in the lock on the
inside. However, accompanied by Messrs. A. Bounds and J. H. Brown, he
gained ingress by a side entrance, and not finding Mr. June in the
store, commenced searching for him. He was finally found by Mr.
Bounds in an upper
room, hung by the neck and dead ! He had fastened a rope to a beam
overhead, got upon a stool, fastened the rope to his neck, and kicked
the stool from under him. When discovered his feet were about
nine inches from the floor, and one of his hands was
grasping the rope by the side of his neck, as if he had tried to save
himself from the struggles of death. Quite a number of persons
gathered in the room, and about half-past seven his body was cut down
by Dr. E. G. Carpenter and Mr. Charles Wormley.
Mr. June was an old and respected citizen, and leaves a wife and a
large circle of friends to mourn his untimely death. Phelps
From Geneva Courier 2 April 1879
Mrs. Jupiter, an aged colored woman, and long a resident of
Geneva, died on Sunday last, aged 83 years. She was born in New
Jersey, and for over fifty years has lived in Geneva. During the
time she has been a member of the Baptist church, to which she was
strongly attached. Mrs. Jupiter was a woman of unusual
intelligence, good character, and was universally liked. She had
worked for many of our citizens, and was held in high esteem by all
met. She left a daughter, Mrs. Foster. The funeral took
place from the Baptist church on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Dr. Moore
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