"Jo" to "Joh" Obituaries
From Geneva Daily Times 16 May 1912
Frances John, a resident of Torrey Park, aged 70 years, died
suddenly last night. The deceased was about as usual yesterday and last
evening prepared to retire as usual. Shortly afterwards she was seized
with an attach which alarmed other members of the household so that a
physician was summoned. Before the physician arrived the woman died.
Undertakers Devaney and Fletcher were then called but before taking
charge of the remains, the undertakers called Coroner Flint, who in
turn called Dr. C. D. McCarthy. After an examination the physician
pronounced death due to rheumatic heart trouble and a certificate from
this cause was granted. The funeral will be held at 8:30 o'clock from
the house tomorrow morning and at 9:15 o'clock from St. Francis de
Sales church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery. The
deceased is survived by two sons and one daughter.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 December 1944
Lewis Johns died Saturday afternoon at his home at 131 N. Genesee
street following a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary
Carpenter Johns; two daughters, Marie Rose and Barbara Jane; three
sons, Pasquale, U. S. Navy, Anthony and O'Neil Johns of Geneva; his
father, Anthony Johns of Monroe, Mich.; four brothers, August and
Joseph of Geneva, Angelo and James of Monroe, Mich.; five sisters, Mrs.
Elizabeth DeJohns, Mrs. Susan Moreno, Mrs. Frances Cerelli of Monroe,
Mich., Mrs. Alice Mantiliqua of Rochester and Mrs. Carmila Zazzar,
Binghamton. Mr. Johns was a veteran of World War I, and served in
France. He was a member of Geneva post, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 9:30 o'clock from the
home and at 10 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales Church.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 April 1905
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Abraham Johnson, one of the quaintest and
best known characters of Western Ontario County, died Wednesday night
at the Memorial hospital, where he has been for six months past, from
acute tuberculosis. He was about sixty-five years old. Survivors are
his sister, Mrs. Oscar Buckalew of Bristol, where the funeral is to be
held today, and one brother, Jacob Johnson, a
farmer of this town.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 July 1910
Abram D. Johnson, a member of Swift Post, G. A. R., who had served
his country in many battles during the Civil War, passed away at his
late residence, No. 105 Cherry street. He was born in Phelps, N. Y.,
January 31, 1839. On August 8, 1862, when he was 23 years old, he
enlisted and fought in the following battles: Harper's Ferry,
Gettysburg, Auburn Ford, Bristow Station, Mine Run, Morton's Ford, the
Wilderness, Po River, Spottsylvania, North Anna River, Tolopotomoy,
Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Deep Bottom, Strawberry Plains, Ream's
Station, Farmville and Appomattox Court House. He was sick in the
hospital from September 18 to November 1, 1864, was appointed corporal
July 1, 1864, and was discharged with the regiment. Since the war the
deceased made his home in this city. He was employed in the Bending
Works, the Herendeen Manufacturing plant and the American Can Company's
works, being at the last place until about six weeks ago, when he was
obliged to leave owing to ill health. He is survived by his widow, Mrs.
Eleanor Smith Johnson; one son, William H. Johnson of Seneca Falls; one
daughter, Mrs. Calvin A. King of this city; and three grandchildren.
The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock from the
house. Rev. D. H. Craver, pastor of the North Presbyterian church, will
officiate and interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 8 December 1911
Farmington, N. Y. - Albert Johnson, nearly helpless with paralysis
for the past two years, died on Saturday, Nov. 25, aged 66 years. He
was married in 1866 to Eliza Cotton, who died June 9, 1907. He was born
in the town of Manchester on Jan. 31, 1845, but had resided in this
town for the past 36 years and for many years was a successful teacher
in the country schools. He will be remembered as a good neighbor, an
exemplary citizen, as well as for his quiet gentlemanly manner. His
funeral was held the following Tuesday afternoon at the Friends church,
Rev. James Renfrew officiating. Burial in the North Farmington cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 22 June 1887
Shortsville, N. Y. - Died in Cheshire, May 24, Alice Johnson, aged
leaves a husband and two little girls, and a large circle
of friends and relatives to mourn her sudden death. She was a faithful,
loving companion and a kind mother. Her sudden death cast a gloom over
the entire community; every one was in mourning. The last sad rites
were held at the church in Cheshire, and were conducted by the Rev. Mr.
Wheelock, of Bristol, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Searles, of Cheshire.
The bereaved husband, the grief-stricken parent, the afflicted
children, the sorrowing brothers, and many friends, followed her
silently to her last resting place.
From Phelps Citizen 23 September 1909
The death of Mrs. Alice C. Johnson, for many years an
honored resident of this town, occurred at her home last Sunday noon,
after a three weeks; illness with pneumonia. Mrs. Johnson was born in
Ireland 80 years ago and had resided in Phelps for the past 42 years.
The near relatives left to mourn her loss are a daughter and son, Mrs.
James Heffron of McKees Rock, Pa., and William Johnson of Phelps. The
funeral which was largely attended, was held from St. Francis Church,
yesterday morning at ten o'clock, after which the remains were laid to
rest in St. Francis cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 1 August 1939
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Funeral services will be held in the Canandaigua Baptist church at 2:30 p.m. today for Allison F. Johnson, 32,
former Canandaiguan, who died Sunday in a Rochester hospital after a
long illness. He had recently resided in Fairport but had passed most
of his life in Canandaigua and Victor. He was born in Gorham. Survivors
are his widow, a son, Robert A. Johnson; a sister, Miss Carmen Johnson,
Washington, D. C.; and two brothers, his twin, Addison H., Geneva, and
Roger C. Johnson, Victor. Burial will be in Rushville cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 April 1912
Naples - Alvin Johnson died on Monday afternoon at his home on
Cohoctin street, after an illness of two weeks, of bronchial pneumonia.
Mr. Johnson was 67 years of age. He was a member of the Methodist
church in Naples. He leaves one son, who resides in Ingleside and a
daughter, Miss Ina, who lives at home, his wife, having died a little
over a year ago. The funeral will be held from the home this afternoon
at 2 o'clock, Rev. James Moses, a former pastor, officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 20 January 1911
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Alvin Johnson, a worthy resident of Naples
for the last ten years, moving here from Prattsburgh, died at her home
on Cohocton street on Jan. 12. She was an active Christian worker and a
delightful friend and neighbor. She was past 66 years of age. Her
husband, two brothers, Harry and George Briglin of Cohocton, one son,
Leon, and one daughter, Ina, are living. She was married in 1870. There
are many relatives in Naples and Cohocton who grieve at her death. She
was a member of the Methodist church and her pastor, Rev. James Moss,
officiated at the funeral on Monday.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 January 1911
Naples, N. Y. - The first death to occur in the town of Naples in
1911 was that of Mrs. Alvin Johnson, Thursday night at her
home on Cohocton street. Before her marriage, Mrs. Johnson was Miss
Kate Briglin of Ingleside, where most of her life was spent. A. number
of years ago, Mr. Johnson brought his family here from Ingleside,
living first on Main street, and then moving to the E. W. Buck place on
Cohocton street, which he purchased. Mrs. Johnson endeared herself to
many friends by her lovable traits of character. So long as health
permitted, she was an active participant in the services of the
Methodist church of which she was a member. She is survived by her
husband, one son, Leon Johnson, who lives in Ingleside, and one
daughter, Miss Ina Johnson. Rev. James Moss of the Methodist Episcopal
church will officiate at the funeral services. Interment at Rose Ridge
From Geneva Daily Times 27 October 1914
Gorham, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Celia Johnson, whose
death occurred on Friday, was held from her late home Sunday afternoon
at 2:30 o'clock. Dr. John McColl of the Presbyterian church officiated
and burial was made in the village cemetery. The bearers were relatives
and connections of the deceased and included George R. Barden and F. C.
Southerland of Penn Yan, William Washburn of Stanley, C. N. Pettit, W.
S. and C. M. Thompson of Gorham.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 July 1908
Gorham, N. Y. - The remains of Charles Johnson, a farmer
who lived west of this village, and who died last week after having his
only eye put out as the result of an accident with a hay fork, were
interred in the Gorham Cemetery Sunday afternoon.
From Ontario County Journal 21 December 1917
The death of Mrs. Charles Johnson, aged 79 years, occurred
at her home on South Pearl street yesterday. She leaves two daughters,
Mrs. A. M. Gardner and Mrs. M. C. Randall, of Canandaigua; four sons,
Frank H. and Fred D. of Canandaigua town; Charles M. of Victor and A.
L. Johnson of South Bristol; two sisters, Mrs. Harriet Bush of
Cheshire, and Mrs. A. E. Smith, of Hopewell. The funeral services
will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. G. E. Finlay will
officiate and interment will be in Woodlawn.
From Ontario County Journal 7 January 1916
The death of Charles Russell Johnson, aged 67 years, 10
months and 13 days, occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lee H.
Palmer, County House road, on Wednesday afternoon. Deceased was born in
Centerfield and with the exception of 12 years when he resided in
Rochester, had always lived in this vicinity. There survive his
daughter, Mrs. Palmer, and a sister, Mrs. B. M. Simons of Centerfield.
Rev. Livingston L. Taylor will officiate at the funeral services
tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be at West avenue
From Ontario County Journal 26 October 1906
Canadice, N. Y. - Mrs. Chloe Johnson, wife of Louis Johnson, was
stricken with paralysis of Friday morning and died the same evening.
Mrs. Johnson was 64 years old and was born in this town on the farm on
which she died. She was the daughter of Josiah and Luva Jackman. She is
survived by her husband and two sons, Eugene, of Caledonia, and
Burdette of this place. The funeral services were held at the home on
Monday afternoon. The interment was at Springwater.
From Victor Herald 9 April 1892
The funeral of Mr. Corwin Johnson was held from
the residence of his cousin, Mrs. Libbie Snyder, on Boughton Hill,
on Sunday last. Mr. Johnson has been in poor health for a number of
years, but for the past two months has been confined to his bed. He was
born in Clarington, Pa., in 1860, he came to this town to reside about
three years ago. Rev. Mr. Legal officiated at the services, the remains
were buried in the Boughton Hill Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 25 April 1919
On Saturday, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. P. Andrews, at Buffalo, occurred the death of D. W. Johnson, for
many years a resident of the town of Canandaigua. He was born in New
Jersey 81 years ago. He leaves a son, Smith N. Johnson of Canandaigua;
and five daughters, Mrs. R. P. Andrews of Buffalo, Mrs. John Phillips
and Mrs. James A. Perrine of Canandaigua, Mrs. Wesley Sellers and Mrs.
Estelle Curtis of Rochester. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at
Bristol with burial in Evergreen cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 November 1912
Mrs. Dora J. Johnson, aged 53 years, died at her home, No. 9 Canal
street, at 6:30 last night after a lingering illness of a complication
of diseases. She is survived by three sons, Charles of this city,
William of Rose, N. Y., and Frank of Chicago; two daughters, Mrs.
Bernice Whitaker and Mrs. Jesse Williams of this city; one sister, Mrs.
Ella Allen of Huron, N. Y. and twelve grandchildren.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 4 July 1922
Geneva, July 3 - E. Herbert Johnson, of No. 36 Folger avenue, died
last evening at the Geneva City Hospital following an accident on June
21st when he stepped in front of an automobile in East North street.
The car was driven by Charles Farreau. Mr. Johnson suffered a broken
collar bone, several broken ribs and other bruises. On account of Mr.
Johnson's age, he was 76 years old, the injuries and the shock were far
too great. He is survived by his wife and one son, L. R. Johnson, of
this city; two brothers, John A. Johnson, of Canandaigua, and Lyman F.
Johnson of Canandaigua, and Leman F. Johnson of Rochester; and one
sister, Mrs. Jennie Stoney of Canandaigua. Mr. Johnson was proprietor
of a furniture repair shop in Elm street. The funeral will be held on
Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the residence with Rev. Bruce E.
Pierce of the First Methodist church officiating. Burial will be made
in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 9 May 1906
Mrs. Edith Junior Johnson, wife of Frank Johnson, died at the home
of her mother, Mrs. Ida Junior, Bulls Lane, Thursday afternoon, aged 23
years. She had been ill for two weeks with peritonitis. She is survived
by her husband, her mother and a child two weeks old.
From Ontario County Journal 19 April 1912
Bristol, N. Y. - Mrs. Edward Johnson, a former resident of
Bristol, died at the home of her son, Andrew Johnson of West
Bloomfield. The remains were brought to Muttonville Hill cemetery on
Monday. Mrs. Johnson was 72 years old and leaves one daughter, Mrs.
Harriet Lowery of Rochester; and three sons, Andrew of West Bloomfield,
James of Chicago, and George of Buffalo. George came and helped care
for his mother during her last illness.
From Ontario County Journal 19 July 1895
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson, widow of the late John
Johnson, of this place, died at the home of her son, William, on Sunday
last, aged 82 years. Her death was due to extreme old age. Three sons
and three daughters survive. The deceased had been affectionately cared
for during the latter years of her life by her eldest son, William, and
daughter, Jane. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 3
o'clock and interment made in the Phelps cemetery.
From Victor Herald 5 December 1902
Bristol, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson was
John Henry, last Friday, at 2 p.m. Her
death occurred some time during Tuesday night. She was eighty-seven
years of age and is survived by two sons, Webster, of Cheshire, and
John Henry, of this town, with whom she had made her home.
From Naples Record 6 June 1945
Mrs. Emma Johnson, 67, wife of Joseph Johnson of Honeoye, died on
June 4, in Memorial Hospital in Canandaigua. She wasa native of
Cohocton, but had lived most of her life in Bristol. Besides her
husband, she leaves three sons, Floyd of Rochester, Harold of Bristol
Center and Glenn of Bristol; two sisters, Mrs. Lucile Widmer, and Mrs.
Alice Lafler of Naples; and six grandchildren. Services will be held in
Honeoye at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday with burial in Evergreen cemetery in
From Ontario County Journal 17 January 1908
Naples, N. Y. - - The death of Mrs. Evelyn Parker Johnson, widow
of Stephen Johnson, occurred on Saturday. She was born at South Bristol
76 years ago, the daughter of David Parker. After becoming the wife of
Mr. Johnson, her home was at Naples until death, except about 12 years
at Boswells Corners, where her husband died. Soon after, she, with her
son, Carno, came back to Naples and she had kept house for him. Two
other sons, Orson and Carlton; and a daughter, Mrs. Elton King, reside
at South Bristol; also a brother, William Parker, and a sister, Mrs. E.
Lyon, at Naples. She was a member of the Methodist church and the
funeral on Monday was conducted by her pastor, Rev. James Moss.
Relatives and near friends more than filled the house.
From Ontario County Journal 10 March 1899
North Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. F. A. Johnson of Ionia, who had
been seriously ill at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. E. Peachey, in
this place, died on Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock. She was taken with
pneumonia while helping her daughter move. Beside the daughter,
she leaves a son and husband, who have been merchants at Ionia for many
years. Funeral services were held at the home in Ionia on Thursday with
burial at the village cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 12 August 1915
Word has reached us at a late hour of the death of Frank
Johnson, a former well-known resident of Shortsville, who died at
his home in Canandaigua on Tuesday evening about 9 o'clock. He had been
in poor health for a number of years past. He was a member of the local
Odd Fellow and Rebekah Lodges. The funeral will be held on Friday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and will be attended by a delegation of
members of both Lodges.
From Ontario County Journal 29 March 1912
Frederick Johnson, aged 37 years, a well-known young farmer,
residing in the town of Gorham, near Rushville, met a horrible death
yesterday morning about 11 o'clock, when he fell against a circular saw
in full operation and was completely decapitated. Johnson, who resided
with his wife and two children near the home of his father, had gone to
his brother's place nearby to assist him and others in sawing up some
wood. There were no eye witnesses to the accident, but the men were
attracted when it was too late to render assistance by the unusual
sound made by the saw as it severed the bones of his neck. The saw did
its work so completely that Johnson's body fell upon one side of the
feeding table and his head upon the other. The neck was severed
diagonally and the saw cut off the top of his left shoulder bone. It
was said that Johnson stumbled against the fast revolving saw and was
unable to save himself. Johnson was a son of Charles Johnson, a
well-known Gorham farmer. His mother met a tragic death last September
when she fell into a cistern at her home and was drowned. Besides his
father and brother, deceased is survived by his wife, who was Miss Inez
Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Frank Jones, of this place; and two
children, Donald, aged 7, and Cherrie, aged 11. There is a strong
belief that Johnson's death was not accidental. He had suffered from
melancholy and was known to have suicidal tendencies. He had been in
poor mental health for some time and had received special treatment for
his ailment. Coroner Armstrong made an investigation of the case.
From Ontario County Journal 22 July 1898
A sad accident, which proved fatal, occurred near Allen's Hill on
Monday, when George Johnson was knocked down by a pair of
horses with which he was drawing wheat. It seems that he had left his
coat hanging on the standard. One of the horses saw the coat flapping
in the wind as he was leading the team to the next shock of wheat. A
violent jump hurled Mr. Johnson to the ground, breaking his arm and
producing serious internal injuries, from which he died the next night.
Mr. Johnson was seventy-five years of age and a man of considerable
prominence in the community in which he resided. He is survived by a
wife and two children, Mrs. Leroy Mitchell of Richmond, and Mrs. A. N.
Stewart of Edwards.
From Ontario County Journal 16 April 1909
Naples, N. Y. - Another veteran is gone. George B. Johnson, aged
Co. D, 126 N. Y. Vols., served his
term, but came home crippled with rheumatism which at last wore him
out. He died April 6 at the home of his sister, Mrs. Allen Cornish,
near Bristol Springs. He was never married. His father, Levi Johnson,
was an early settler here and had a family of 11 or 12 children. Four
remain: Daniel, Mrs. Cornish, Mrs. Whitmore and Mrs. Burton, all of
this vicinity. The funeral was held on April 8, at Bristol Springs and
the burial was in the Coye cemetery.
From Victor Herald 2 November 1900
George W. Johnson died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles
Ketchum, south of this village, October 26, at the advanced age of over
ninety years. Interment was had in the Boughton Hill cemetery. Mr.
Johnson was born July 17, 1810, at Leather Stocking Falls, in
Cooperstown, Otsego county, and
was a cousin of the novelist, Fennimore Cooper. He married Miss
Wagner, of Fort Plain, in 1849, who died after five years of married
leaving two daughters of tender years who were reared and
under the supervision of the father. The older daughter, Minerva,
became the wife of Theodore Norton, of this village, the younger
Elizabeth, now being the wife of Charles Ketchum. In early manhood, Mr.
Johnson learned milling, engaging in business at Cooperstown until 1855
when he removed to Fort Plain, where he remained two years. In 1857, he
moved to Hallsville, Montgomery county, where he was engaged in milling
from that time until 1881, during which time he built up a large and
business with extensive demands for his products. After retiring from
he came to Victor and lived with his daughters until his death. He had
in failing health for nearly four years, being tenderly cared for by
daughter, Mrs. Charles Ketchum. In all his business life the integrity
Mr. Johnson was unquestioned, and it is stated that during his long
he was never called upon to make oath or affidavit in any court of
or upon any occasion.
From Ontario County Journal 15 February 1918
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Gertrude Boggs Johnson died suddenly
last week Tuesday at her home on South Main street. She was the
daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Boggs and was 69 years old.
She married John Johnson who died several years ago. Most of her life
had been passed in Ingleside and Naples. She leaves three daughters,
Mrs. Clark Drake of Ingleside; Mrs. Rodney Lee of Italy, and Mrs.
William Tenney of Naples. The funeral was held from the home on Friday
and was in charge of Rev. A. H. McKnight.
From Ontario County Journal 15 October 1909
Bristol, N. Y. - After an illness of several weeks, Mrs.
Gertrude Francis Johnson passed away at her home on Monday. She
was born in the town of Bristol 57 years ago, and this had always been
her home. She was married to John H. Johnson, and two children blessed
the union, Joseph and Bert, who with their father and five
grandchildren, survive. There also survive two brothers, Augustus of
Springwater, and Clayton of Allen's Hill, and four sisters, Mrs. Alta
Hills, Mrs. Alice Campbell, Mrs. Amy Wheaton, of Michigan, and Mrs.
Mattie Thorp of Albany. The funeral was held from the home yesterday
From Geneva Daily Times 8 August 1905
Shortsville, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Harriet C. Johnson, wife
this village, who died at the home of
her son, James S. Johnson, of Batavia, Saturday morning, was held from
the Shortsville M. E. church at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, Rev.
Joseph Weston, pastor of Manchester Baptist church,
officiating in the absence of the pastor, the Rev. S. S. Pratt. Mrs.
who was 85 years of age, was born in Poughkeepsie, and was a resident
Shortsville, until twelve years ago, when she went to Batavia and made
her home with her son. She is survived by this son, two daughters, Mrs.
Lydia Hackett, of Port Gibson, and Mrs. Harriet Lape, of Syracuse; a
William Lutting of Canandaigua; and two sisters, Mrs. Julia Leonard of
Hopewell, and Mrs. Delia Hall of Canandaigua. Interment was made in
From Geneva Daily Times 23
Mrs. Harriet Gillam Johnson died at the residence of Peter H.
Harris, in Main street, at 10 o'clock last night, aged 80 years. The
deceased had been ill only seven days. Mrs. Johnson had resided
in Geneva 20 years. She is survived by one son, William Gillam.
The remains were removed this morning to Lerch's undertaking
rooms. The funeral will take place Saturday at an hour not yet
decided upon. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 February 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Henry Johnson, aged 69 years, died in
Hopewell Sunday night, of apoplexy. Mr. Johnson had for some years been
a well-known figure on Canandaigua's streets, having been a truck
gardener, till his physical condition compelled him to relinquish all
He came from England to this place some years ago. While in the old
country he belonged to the order known as the "Primrose League."
From Ontario County Journal 8 March 1918
Academy, N. Y. - The death of Hiram Johnson occurred at
Memorial hospital on Thursday. The remains were taken to the home of
his son, Roy Johnson, where the funeral was held. Interment was in
From Canandaigua Chronicle 9 October 1907
Cheshire, N. Y. - On Friday last occurred the death of Mrs.
Hiram Johnson of Academy. Mrs. Johnson had a severe stroke of
paralysis about two years ago from which she had never fully recovered.
Mrs. Johnson was formerly Miss Abigail Crane and well-known in this
community. She leaves a husband and three sons.
From Ontario County Journal 5 November 1909
Death came suddenly to Jacob Johnson, one of the best
known farmers of this town, at his home on the Bristol road, at 4
o'clock yesterday morning, when an attack of heart failure proved fatal
before medical aid could be summoned. Mr. Johnson had been a resident
of this town for 35 years. He was born in Monmouth county, N. J., Oct.
14, 1844, and came to this county when 18 years of age. Forty-two years
ago he was united in marriage with Miss Celestia Wheaton, who, with
four sons, survives. One daughter, Emma, died 23 years ago. The sons
are: Edgar W., Herbert, Oscar, and Ray, all of this town. One sister,
Mrs. Oscar Buckelew of Honeoye, and a half-sister, Mrs. Anna Rue, of
New Jersey, and seven grandchildren, also survive. Mr. Johnson was a
veteran of the Civil war, having served three years. He enlisted in Co.
D, 16th Heavy Artillery, and was transferred to Company H., First
Mounted Rifles. Funeral services will be held at the home tomorrow
afternoon and will be conducted by Rev. Livingston L. Taylor, of the
Congregational church. Burial will be in Bristol.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 October 1926
The death of James Johnson, aged 90 years, occurred
yesterday afternoon at 9 Eagle street. He is survived by three sons,
William and Frank Johnson of Philadelphia and Charles Johnson of
Pittsford. The funeral services will be held on Saturday at 3 o'clock
at Glenwood Chapel. The Rev. Samuel H. Edsall will officiate. Interment
will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 January 1905
James B. Johnson, a prominent resident of Chapinville, died at his
home in that village Saturday morning, after a long illness. He was
born in Walworth, Wayne county, seventy-eight years ago. For the past
fifty-five years he has lived in Chapinville. The funeral was held at
1:30 this afternoon. Rev. Sylvester Lane, pastor of the Chapinville M.
E. church, officiating. Burial was in Mark's cemetery.
Mr. Johnson is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Clara Graveiler and Mrs.
Harry Deane, both of Chapinville; two sons, Jesse Johnson of
Canandaigua, and William Johnson of Budd Lake, N. J.; and one brother,
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 12 February 1891
James D. Johnson died
of kidney trouble last Friday morning. Mr. Johnson was able to be
about, and to all appearances was as well as usual until within a few
days of his death. The funeral services were held at the Methodist
Church Sunday afternoon, when the kindly feeling toward Mr. Johnson as a
friend and neighbor was manifested by the large attendance. He had been
a resident of this village and vicinity for over 40 years and worked at
his trade, blacksmithing, until recently. He leaves a widow, one son
and two daughters.
From Shortsville Enterprise 17 February 1916
James D. Johnson, whose serious illness for some days had caused
grave fears on the part of his relatives, died at an early hour last
morning. He was one of the oldest continuous residents of Shortsville,
for years, previous to last fall, when his property was destroyed by
carried on the blacksmithing business a few rods west of the four
on upper Main street. His demise followed a stroke of paralysis. His
was nearly 63 years, and it is said that he had been a resident of this
for about fifty years. He was buried in the new cemetery.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 19 June 1907
Yesterday at 11:50 a.m., at his home in Atwater Place, occurred the
death of Jesse C. Johnson, after a lingering illness of
locomotor ataxia, which has extended over a period of six months. Mr.
Johnson had been employed in the New York Central car inspector's
office here where he was working until forced to cease work on account
of illness. The deceased was 57 years and 6 months of age, and has
resided here 22 years. Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, formerly
Georgiana Hurlburt, and son, Stanley A.; also one sister, Mrs.
Graviller of Chapinville, and one brother, William Johnson, residing in
New Jersey. The funeral will be held tomorrow from the home at 2
o'clock, Rev. L. L. Taylor of the Congregational church officiating.
Interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 October 1942
Hopewell, N. Y. - Mrs. Jessie Johnson passed
away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Smith, of the Orleans
road, on Monday morning. Mrs. Johnson had been in failing health for
some time and had resided with her daughter for the past eighteen
months. She is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Harvey King of
Rochester; one son, John Johnson of Canandaigua; and a granddaughter,
Mrs. John Bailey of Endicott. The funeral will be held at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. George Smith on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev.
Richard H. Bowen, rector of the Congregational church of Canandaigua,
of which was a member, will officiate. Interment will be made in the
West Avenue Cemetery, Canandaigua.
From Geneva Gazette & Mercantile Advertiser 3 February 1830
An inquest was held by Coroner Lyon, on the 23 instant, in
Farmington, on the body of John Johnson,
an inhabitant of that town -- verdict, death
by freezing. He was found in the morning by the fence, some
distance from his house, where he had probably been thrown from his
horse the night before on his return from Manchester. When first
discovered, his dog which
was watching him, would permit no one to approach until the arrival of
his friends. He was fifty-five years of age and was said to be
From Ontario County Journal 17 December 1880
Fatal Accident - Mr. John Johnson, who worked the McKechnie farm,
in the northwestern
part of this village, was struck and instantly killed by the Day
Express going west, last evening, while crossing the N. Y. C. & H.
R. R. R. track at the Brewery. He had been engaged in drawing potatoes
to town during a few days past, and was on his way home from bringing
in a load when he met with the accident which caused his death. He was
driving a team of horses attached to a heavy wagon, and was leading
another team behind. When first seen by Engineer Wright, the team which
he was driving was pretty well up to the track, but he appeared to have
them under control, and to be backing them off. It is probable,
however, that the other
horses interfered with his successful driving, for, just before the
engine reached him, the forward team sprang across the track in front
of it, and it struck the rear part of the wagon and the other horses.
Mr. Johnson was considerably bruised about the head and other parts of
his body, and his neck was broken. Both of the rear pair of horses were
killed. The wagon was smashed all to pieces, and a spoke out of one of
the wheels stove a hole through the heavy wrought-iron side of the
tender-tank, allowing the water to escape, and thus disabling the
engine. One of the flag-staffs was also broken from the engine, and her
pilot and lamp-rack were considerably bruised. The train was
stopped, and the body of the unfortunate man picked up and brought back
to the depot, where Coroner Jewett took possession of it. We presume
an inquest will be held today. Mr. Johnson was a man of about forty
years of age, and married, but we believe he leaves no children.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 March 1908
Naples, N. Y. - Naples has lost another of her older long-time
in John Johnson, of West Hollow district, who died Monday,
years. He was the son of Timothy Johnson, an early settler in that
He had been twice married, and the children by his first wife, still
are Mrs. Charles Cornish of Naples; Mrs. Charles Outhouse, James and
of Canandaigua. Mr. Johnson also leaves his second wife, who was Miss
and her two children, and two sisters, Mrs. William Parker and Mrs.
Powell, both of South Bristol.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 May 1909
Manchester, N. Y. - John Johnson, aged 58 years, a highly
respected resident of this village, died at his home at an early hour
yesterday morning after over a year's illness. He was born in Ireland,
came to America when a boy and was for many years a resident of
Hornell, removing to this village about 15 years ago. For many years he
had been a faithful employee of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company and
had worked from the bottom up to the position of locomotive engineer,
which position he gave up some years ago for other employment owing to
an injury in his arm. He is survived by his wife, one son, John
Johnson, Jr., one daughter, Miss Anabel Johnson, all of this village;
two sisters, Mrs. R. D. Walsh of Manchester and Mrs. Barrett of
Buffalo, and one brother in Ireland. Burial Brookside Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 17 March 1916
In the death of John Johnson, which occurred at this home on
the Seneca Point road yesterday morning, at 6 o'clock, an estimable and
highly esteemed civilian passed away. Death was due to general
debility. Deceased was the son on Robert and Lavina Johnson and was
born in the vicinity where he died on August 19, 1823, and had always
lived there. He was well-known in the community for his integrity and
honesty of purpose. With keen memory, he often related experiences of
earlier days and in late years had been host to large birthday
gatherings, on which occasion he always played his violin for
entertainment. The past few years Mr. Johnson had been blind, but could
get around his and neighboring farms without assistance. He was at one
time owner of considerable lake shore property. He was twice-married.
There survive three sons, L. D. Johnson of Rochester; E. H. Johnson of
Geneva; John A. Johnson, Seneca Point Road; and two daughters, Mrs.
Lavina A. Hicks of Holcomb, and Mrs. W. S. Johnson, west lake shore. A
step-daughter, Mrs. Mary L. Mothersell, also survives. The funeral
services will be held at the late home tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock.
Rev. W. E. Searles will officiate. Interment will be in Academy
From Ontario County Journal 29 June 1917
The death of John Johnson, aged 78 years, occurred at East
Bloomfield on Thursday morning at 9 o'clock. His wife was Miss Eliza
Francis, and five children were born to them, four of whom survive,
William of Canandaigua, Irving of Holcomb, and Carl, of Bristol; and
Mrs. Selden Burlingham. Seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild
also survive. Mr. Johnson was a kind and accommodating neighbor and
will be much missed. Sympathy is extended to the bereaved family,
especially to his widow, who is in poor health. The funeral services
will be held at his late home at Bristol tomorrow afternoon at 2
From Geneva Daily Times 15 December 1915
Phelps, N. Y. - The funeral of John H. Johnson who
died Friday night at the home of his son, John, on the Rockerfeller
farm north of Phelps, was held Sunday afternoon. The services were
conducted by Rev. J. S. Nasmith, pastor of the Phelps Baptist church
and burial was in the Pinewood Cemetery. Mr. Johnson, who was about 70
years of life of age had been a resident of Phelps about eight months.
He came here from Sussex, N. J., where he was born and had spent most
of his life. Surviving relatives are two sons, John of Phelps and
Edward of Rochester.
From Ontario County Journal 3 March 1916
Bristol, New York - The death of John Henry Johnson, of
this town, occurred at the Canandaigua Health home on Monday night,
after a nine weeks illness with heart disease. He was taken to the
Health home on January 11. Previous to that time, for two years he had
made his home in Bristol with Mr. and Mrs. Leon Holcomb, and where, at
his request, the funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 2
o'clock. Mr. Johnson was a son of Joseph and Elizabeth Wyant Johnson,
and was born at Millstone, N. J., on March 4, 1851. He married Miss
Gertrude Francis, of Bristol, in1873; she died on October 12, 1909. Two
children were born to them, both surviving: Burt Johnson, of
Canandaigua; and Joseph Johnson who now owns the homestead farm in
Bristol. There also survive a brother, Webster Johnson, who at present
is living in the town of Canandaigua; and four grandchildren. Mr.
Johnson was a good man, both in his family and the neighborhood. Rev.
J. Howard Flower officiated at the funeral services, and burial was
made in Evergreen cemetery. Leon Eldridge had charge of the funeral.
From Ontario County Journal 16 January 1885
We are pained to hear that Mr. John L. Johnson lies
dangerously ill at his home in Cheshire. He was taken sick Sunday and
his condition grew so rapidly worse that a council of
doctors was held Monday and his symptoms were declared critical, the
disease being catarrh of the bowels. Mr. Johnson is a prominent and
public-spirited citizen, and the community joins with his family in
hoping for his speedy recovery.
Since the above was put in type we have received the intelligence of
Mr. Johnson's death at 6 A. M. Thursday. The cause of his death was
abdominal irritation and pneumonia. The funeral
will be held at the residence tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mr.
Johnson leaves a wife and three children -- two sons and a daughter,
all of whom have been living at home.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 28 April 1929
Geneva, N. Y., April 27 - Joseph B. Johnson, 84, retired sexton of
the First Presbyterian church and for years a wagon maker with a shop
in Washington street, died Friday at his home, 101 Washington street.
He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Frank H. Gilmour of Geneva and Miss
Josephine Johnson of Batavia.
From Ontario County Journal 9 March 1900
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Julia Johnson, an old resident of this
village, and who has resided with her daughter on West Main street,
died last Friday night, aged 77 years. One daughter, Anna, survives.
The funeral services were held from the residence Wednesday afternoon,
Rev. F. Baum, of Clifton Springs, officiating. Interment was made in
the Phelps cemetery.
From Geneva Courier 4 July 1860
A Mysterious Poisoning Case - On Tuesday of last week, Leander
Johnson, a boy eight years of age, living on Water street in this
village, was taken sick and died on Friday --as was generally supposed
with fits. He was living with an Irish girl by the name of
Margaret Flaherty, whom the boys' father hired to keep and take care of
him. The father lives several miles west of the village, and was
not notified of the boys sickness in time to see him before he died.
On examining him after death, he discovered an
unusual appearance about the boy's neck which excited his curiosity
somewhat, and he determined to have a post mortem examination, which
was performed on Sunday last by Drs. Potter, Dox, and we believe one or
two others whose names we did not learn. The stomach was taken
out and is now in the hands of Prof. Towler for examination by chemical
process; but sufficient traces were discovered in the neck and other
parts of the body, to warrant that the boy came to
his death by taking arsenic. An inquest was held over the body
by Coroner Wheeler, but no testimony was brought to light that went to
implicate any person in committing the horrible set of poisoning
the boy. We understand that Leander Johnson was a smart active
boy, besides being a very good one; and the whole thing remains a
mystery as to how the poor little fellow came to such a horrible death.
From Ontario County Times 3 February 1892
Naples, N. Y. - Levi Johnson, an old resident of the northern
part of the town, died at his home in West Hollow on Friday last, at
the advanced age of 89 years. He was the father of Stephen Johnson, of
this town, and Daniel Johnson of Cohocton. At the time of his death,
Mr. Johnson was the oldest person born in the town, who had lived here
continuously since his birth.
From Ontario County Journal 26 October 1883
Naples, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Levi Johnson, of West
Hollow, occurred on Tuesday. She was 77 years old,
and one of the early settlers of this region. Her husband survives
From Ontario County Journal 21 July 1882
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Lizzie Johnson, a young widow, who lost her
husband some four months since, died on Sunday at her home in West
Hollow, in this town. She had
been safely delivered of a fine child, but after about ten hours
convulsions set in, and she lived but three days. Two little helpless
children are left in orphanage. Mrs. Johnson was the daughter of Elder
D. A. Crandall, and a young woman of worth and standing in the
community. The school house in West Hollow was crowded at her funeral
on Monday, and much sincere grief was manifested.
From Ontario County Chronicle 24 July 1901
Naples, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Louisa Johnson was
held last Wednesday. She was doubtless the oldest person in the place.
age is not accurately known but it is believed she was about 100 years
Until within a year she was quite active. Her life had been mostly
in West Hollow, a district of Naples. She was the widow of Alvin
Johnson and the mother of a soldier who gave his life for his country.
She drew a pension which had been her only support for many years. Two
From Ontario County Journal 23 September 1898
Naples, N. Y. - Lucy Vinton, wife of John B. Johnson, died
suffered a paralytic stroke two
weeks before and lingered in nearly an unconscious condition till
death. She was one of a family of ten children of Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Vinton and had lived here since her girlhood. There are but three of
the family left, Mrs. Elizabeth Granby, of Naples; Mrs. Julia Lacy of
Gorham, and George Vinton of Richmond, Illinois. She was an active
member of the Baptist Church. Her husband and an adopted daughter
From Ontario County Journal 1 June 1900
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mark Johnson died at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Barlow Baggerly, on Friday last, after a lingering
illness. Mr. Johnson was 84 years old, and for many years had resided
in the beautiful country home north of this village, known as the
From Ontario County Journal 24 August 1917
The death of Mrs. Margaret A. Johnson, aged 74 years,
occurred at Willard on Tuesday. Death was due to pneumonia. There
survive two sons, William Johnson of Canandaigua, and Barry C. Johnson
of Buffalo, formerly of Canandaigua. Funeral services were held at
Woodlawn chapel yesterday. Interment was Woodlawn Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 February 1912
Mrs. Martina Johnson, wife of Chris Johnson of this city, died
yesterday morning at Willard. The deceased was 53 years old. She was
born in Denmark and came to this country more than twenty years ago.
Besides her husband, she leaves seven daughters, Hulda, Rose and Mable
Johnson, Mrs. Lester Springer and Mrs. T. Cecil Bushfield, all of this
city; Mrs. William Thomas of Penn Yan and Mrs. Robert Bossler of
Easton, Pa.; two brothers, John Anderson of Rochester and Julius
Anderson of Glenora, N. Y.; and two sisters in Denmark. The remains
will be brought to this city and the funeral will be held from her late
home, No. 320 East North Street, tomorrow afternoon. Funeral will be
strictly private and it is requested that no flowers be sent. Rev. J.
B. Hubbs, D. D. will officiate and interment will be made in Glenwood
From Geneva Daily Times 24 December 1907
The funeral of Mrs. Mary Johnson, widow of the late S. O.
Johnson, who died yesterday morning at 8:30 o'clock at her home in
Seneca, took place this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. A. B. Temple
officiated and burial was at Sand Hill. The deceased was 51 years old
and is survived by two daughters, Mrs. B. P. Rilands and Jenny Johnson
of Stanley; two sons, John and Clarence; three brothers, Robert Rain of
Michigan, John Rain of Syracuse and James Rain of Stanley; one sister,
Mrs. William Vouk of Ferguson Corners.
From Naples Record 20 February 1901
Mrs. Mary Ann Johnson, widow of the late William Johnson, died
Sunday at the home her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Richardson, aged 83
years. Mrs. Johnson had been a lifelong resident of this town, and was
respected by all who knew her. She leaves to mourn one son, William
Johnson; and two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Richardson and Mrs. James
Hunter, all residents of Naples. Funeral services are held today, Rev.
W. R. Pierce officiating. Interment in Rose Ridge cemetery.
From Ontario Repository Messenger 9 February 1893
At Canandaigua, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Albion Ellis, February 8, Mrs. Mary Dey Johnson, aged 88 years and 8 months. Funeral Friday at 11 A. M.
From Ontario County Journal 3 March 1911
At her home in the southern part of the town, near Academy, on
Friday afternoon occurred the death of Mrs. Mary E. Curtis Johnson,
wife of John Johnson, aged 86 years. Mrs. Johnson had been ill with
grip about two weeks, which developed into pneumonia. Funeral services
were held on Sunday afternoon and Rev. Albert Briddon, of Bristol
Center, officiated. John Johnson, her husband, aged 88 years, is
critically ill. Mrs. Johnson was born at Brookline, Conn., Aug. 1,
1895. Her maiden name was Mary E. Curtis. She married William Perrin in
Connecticut, and of this union three children were born, J. H. Perrin,
now of Lima; Mrs. Mary E. Mothersell of Vine Valley; and Cynthia A.
Perrin, who died in 1863. Following the death of her husband, she
removed to this town with her children, and in 1855 married John
Johnson. Three children were born to them, Addie L. Johnson, now
deceased; John A. Johnson of the west lake shore; and Mrs. William S.
Johnson of Cheshire. There also survive two brothers, George and James
Curtis; and two sisters, Mrs. George H. Outhouse and Mrs. L. D. Dunton,
all of Grand Rapids, Mich. Mrs. Johnson's death closed a well-rounded
life. In the home, in the neighborhood, in the church and every circle
of life which she touched, her influence for good was felt. She loved
her home and her greatest interest was there centered. Her splendid
Christian character shed an influence which will live.
From Ontario County Journal 2 December 1910
The death of Mrs. Mary Billings Johnson, widow of Daniel
C. Johnson, occurred at her home on Chapel street last Friday, after a
long illness. Mrs. Johnson was born in Essex county 89 years ago. She
came to Canandaigua in 1831. On April 21, 1847, Mary Billings was
married to Daniel C. Johnson and has lived ever since in the home where
her death occurred. Mrs. Johnson is survived by a daughter, Miss Anna
E. Johnson; and three sons, William B. and George B. Johnson of
Canandaigua, and John H. of Penn Yan. The funeral service was held on
Sunday afternoon at the home, Rev. Guy L. Morrill, pastor of the
Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment was in West Avenue cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 20 February 1901
The funeral of Mechlin Johnson was held from his late home in
Granger street yesterday. Mr. Johnson died Sunday, aged 80 years.
From Ontario County Chronicle 12 December 1900
Manchester, N. Y. - Mrs. Mercy Johnson, an old and respected
resident of this village, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Augusta Turner, on Friday morning, in the 77th year of her age. Funeral
services were held at the M. E. Church, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock,
Rev. M. W. Covell, of the Baptist Church, officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 18 April 1913
The death of Mrs. Nancy Johnson, aged 85 years, occurred at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Magary, on Tuesday evening. She
is survived by four daughters and two sons, Mrs. Magary and Mrs. E. J.
Bloomfield of Farmington, Thomas, John, Mary and Mrs. James Purdy of
Canandaigua. Rev. Guy L. Morrill will officiate at the funeral services
this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
From Ontario County Journal 18 August 1882
Gorham, N. Y. - Nathaniel Johnson, one of the oldest residents in
our little village, was buried on Sunday last. His funeral took place
from the Baptist Church, of which
he had been a consistent member for over half a century. He was over
90 years of age, and several great-grandchildren are among the
number called to mourn his loss.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 January 1914
Gorham, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Olive Johnson, who
committed suicide at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Barden, in
Penn Yan, on Tuesday, was held from her own home in this village this
afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. A. G. Lawton of the Baptist church, of
which the deceased had long been a faithful member, officiated, and
interment took place in the village cemetery. Mrs. Johnson was 89 years
of age, and was widely known and much respected by a large circle of
friends in the village and vicinity. Since the death of her husband a
little more than a year ago, her mind had been failing and she had
spent a greater part of the time at the home of her daughter, who was
her only child. She leaves one granddaughter, Mrs. Frank Southerland of
Penn Yan, and a niece, Mrs. C. L. Crosier of this village, besides
other nieces and nephews.
From Geneva Gazette 20 February 1891
Mrs. Olive, widow of William Johnson, died
very suddenly at her home in Seneca, 3 miles northwest of this village
on Sunday last. Her age was about 74 years. Her stout form
and florid countenance betokened to the casual observer robust health,
hence the tidings of her sudden death were received with as much
surprise as was the tragic death of her esteemed husband some
twenty-five years ago. One son survives her -- George W., the
well-known farmer and stock breeder. Mrs. J. was held in very
high esteem by her neighbors and in the circle in which she moved.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 September 1909
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Peter Johnson, aged 80 years, died at noon
Sunday after a three weeks' illness with pneumonia. Mrs. Johnson was
born in Ireland and had lived in Phelps for the past 42 years. She
leaves one son, William Johnson of Phelps, and one daughter, Mrs. James
Heffron of McKees Rock, Pa. The funeral will be held at St. Francis
Catholic church Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Burial will be in
From Naples Record 23 March 1883
Academy - Aunt Polly Johnson, widow of the late Leander Johnson, died at Canandaigua on the 14th, of cancer, and was buried here on the 15th.
From Ontario County Journal 22 January 1875
INSTANTLY KILLED - Robert Johnson, employed by Messrs. Isenhour,
near Flint Creek, in the town of Seneca, was instantly killed by a tree
falling upon him on Wednesday of last week. He was in the woods,
getting out stave bolts. A tree he
had cut down lodged against another, when he cut it loose. It
then fell, striking him on the breast and crushing the life out of him
almost instantly. He was 35 years of age, and leaves a wife and
From Shortsville Enterprise 20 April 1922
The death of Robert Johnson occurred
on Sunday morning at 9 o'clock at his home, two and a half miles
southwest of Shortsville, in the town of Hopewell. He had been ill for
the past three years. His age was 83 years. Mr. Johnson was a native of
Ireland, having been born in County Derry on April 16, 1839. During the
year of 1863 he embarked for America and located in Ontario county. He
was united in marriage in 1866 to Miss Mary Ann Ranney, whose demise
occurred on August 17, 1919. The survivors are seven sons and daughters,
viz: Mrs. Adam Spanganberg of Shortsville; Mrs. James Cummings of
Waterloo; Thomas and Samuel Johnson of Shortsville; William, John and
Robert Johnson of Hopewell; also seventeen grandchildren and one
great-grandchild; and two brothers, Thomas Johnson of Canandaigua,
and Woodside Johnson of Ireland. The funeral services were held from
his late home on Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. A. J. MacMillan,
pastor of the Shortsville Presbyterian church, and interment was made in
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 19 April 1924
Phelps, N. Y., April 18 - Robert Johnson was found dead in his bed
Wednesday morning at the State Hospital at Willard where he had been a
patient for the last two years. He leaves two sons, John of Geneva and
Arthur of Phelps; two daughters, Mrs. Thaddeus Hooper of Phelps and
Mrs. Fred Doyle of Albany; and a brother, William Johnson of Phelps.
Funeral services will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thaddeus
Hooper Saturday afternoon. Burial will be in Rest Haven cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 December 1906
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Robert Johnson, a former resident of
this village, died at South Butler, Wayne county, yesterday. Her death
was due to apoplexy with which she was stricken a week ago. Mrs.
Johnson was 52 years of age and is survived by her husband, three sons,
and two daughters. The remains will be brought here and the funeral
Sunday afternoon at the house of William Johnson, Rev. W. E. Doughty
From Ontario County Journal 7 May 1897
Academy, N. Y. - Mrs. Salutia Johnson, widow of the late John L.
Johnson of Cheshire, died on Monday morning, after an illness of only
one week, aged 73 years and 3 months. Two sons, Lewis M. and William
S., of Cheshire; and one daughter, Mrs. W. D. Crandall of Canandaigua,
mourn the loss of a kind mother. Mrs. Johnson was a worthy woman.
From Ontario County Journal 17 December 1909
Samuel Johnson died at his home on Pleasant street on Friday,
following a long illness, aged 66 years. Several months ago he suffered
a stroke of paralysis and had lingered since that time. Mr. Johnson had
been a resident of Canandaigua many years and had been employed in all
of the lumber yards at different times. Besides his wife, there
survives one son, William Johnson, and one daughter, Mrs. George
Ottley, of this place. The funeral services were conducted by Rev.
Livingston L. Taylor on Sunday afternoon.
From Ontario County Journal 5 August 1910
The death of Samuel Johnson, aged 61 years, occurred on
Tuesday on the Sackett farm, where he had resided for 30 years. Death
was due to cancer of the stomach. Besides his wife, he leaves four
sons, George, John, Charles and Samuel Johnson, Jr.; one daughter, Miss
Ethel, all of this town; also four brothers and four sisters. The
funeral was held from his late home yesterday afternoon, Rev. Guy L.
From Ontario County Times 6 April 1892
Port Gibson, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah Johnson died at the home of her
son, Byron Johnson, last Wednesday morning. She had a severe fall about
a week previous to her death, and being over ninety years old was not
able to withstand the shock. She was born in 1801. and is said to have
been the first white girl born in this vicinity. The funeral was held
at the house Saturday afternoon. The services were conducted by the
Rev. John Easter.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 December 1895
The death of Mrs. Sarah A. Johnson, wife of George W.
Johnson, occurred today in the town of Seneca, at the age of 57 years.
She leaves four children, three daughters and one son. A daughter, Miss
Louise E. Johnson, is a teacher in High street school. The son resides
in Charles City, Iowa.
From Ontario County Journal 18 August 1911
Mrs. Sarah Jane Johnson, wife of Charles Johnson, aged about 70
years, died suddenly on Monday evening while alone in her home near the
east lake shore, a few miles this side of Rushville. She was found in a
cistern beneath the kitchen pantry by her husband. He had seen her
alive but a few minutes before. At first it was thought that she had
been drowned, but an investigation conducted by Coroner Armstrong, of
this village, revealed the fact that the aged woman had suffered a
stroke of apoplexy while near the open trap door and had fallen through
the opening into the cistern. Apparently she was dead or nearly so when
she struck the water. The lungs contained no water. Mr. and Mrs.
Johnson resided alone in one of the finest farm homes in this section.
Two sons, Fred and Frank, reside upon the same farm. Monday afternoon
Mrs. Johnson, a woman of great energy and ambition, had painted the
floor of the pantry adjoining the kitchen. Beneath this room is a large
cistern. The water is secured through a force pump, but Mrs. Johnson,
not wishing to disturb the paint about the pump, lifted the trap door
over the cistern and was preparing to bring some water up by means of a
pail. Before she secured the water, her husband called her to the barn.
She returned in a few minutes and evidently went directly to the pantry
to finish hauling up the water when stricken, falling through the large
trap door into the cistern below. Mr. Johnson came into the house soon
afterward and not seeing his wife about, went into the pantry and
quickly made the discovery that she had fallen into the cistern. Aid
was at hand quickly and the aged woman was removed, but life was
extinct. Mrs. Johnson was almost totally blind, and it may be that she
misjudged the location of the opening in the floor upon returning to
the house from the barn. A rug and other articles that were near the
opening were found also in the cistern, suggesting that she may have
seized them in an attempt to save herself, and that the shock of
falling brought upon the fatal stroke. She had suffered a stroke some
time previously. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon, Rev.
Harsey King, of the Rushville Methodist church, officiating. Burial was
From Geneva Daily Times 6 May 1940
Mrs. Sophia May Johnson, 73, died at her home, 44 Madison street,
last evening after a long illness. She leaves two daughters, Mrs.
Martin Dixon of Canandaigua and Mrs. Fred Hartranft of Geneva; two
sons, J. Rollin of this city and Claude B. of Canton, Pa.; one sister,
Mrs. Ella Claudius of Canandaigua; several nieces and nephews; eight
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held
Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from her late home with the Rev. F.
L. Harper of the First Presbyterian church officiating. Burial will be
From Ontario County Chronicle 26 June 1901
Naples, N. Y., June 24 - The remains of Stephen Johnson were
a family of ten who were born and
reared in Naples, and of whom five, Daniel, George, Mrs. Sarah
Scott Brown, Mrs. Keefe, of Naples, are living. He died at his home in
Boswell's Corners and was past 70. A wife, three sons and two daughters
From Ontario County Journal 28 June 1901
South Bristol, N. Y. - Died, at South Bristol, June 21, Stephen Johnson, aged
nearly 72 years. Mr. Johnson was born in Naples Jan. 28, 1830, and was
the oldest of 11 children born to Levi and Katy Johnson, six of whom
survive. He was married to Eveline Parker, a daughter of the late David
Parker, Feb. 20, 1860, and they began housekeeping on a farm in Naples.
Five children were born to them, Mrs. Frank Aldridge of Bristol; Mrs.
William Rowe, Carnot, Carolton and Orson Johnson, of this town, with
his wife, survive him. About nine years ago he purchased the Marquis
Kauffman farm and moved there. He was a successful farmer, a pleasant
neighbor, a kind husband and good father. He will be missed by all of
his acquaintances. The funeral was held at his late residence on
Monday, Rev. E. E. Jones officiating. Interment was in Rose Ridge
From Geneva Daily Times 15 March 1904
Thomas Johnson, eighty, died yesterday afternoon at the home of
James Lynch, four miles north of the city on the Oaks Corners road. The
deceased, who had lived in this vicinity for fifty years, was well
known in this city. He is survived by one brother, Peter Johnson of
Phelps, and two
sisters. The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning
from St. Francis de Sales church. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's
From Ontario County Journal 24 July 1908
Honeoye, N. Y. - The remains of Viola Johnson were
brought from Canandaigua Hospital on Sunday evening, and interred in
the family lot in Lakeview cemetery. She was a former resident of this
place, but for the past eight years she had lived in the home of Hiram
Johnson at Academy. She leaves a sister who resides at Springwater, and
one son, Leon Johnson of Academy. She was 38 years of age. Death was
caused by typhoid fever.
From Naples Record 19 January 1883
Gulick, N. Y. - Willard Johnson died Friday morning. He had been
sick a long time with typhoid fever. He leaves a wife and three
children. The funeral services were held at the Town Hall, South
From Geneva Daily Times 21 July 1904
Canandaigua, N. Y. - As William Johnson of Mason street,
Canandaigua, was in bathing
in the basin at the pier yesterday afternoon about 3 o'clock, in
company with his son, aged twelve years, whom he was teaching to swim,
he was taken with a cramp and drowned before help could reach him,
although his son made heroic efforts to hold him up
in the water. Johnson was a good swimmer and had swam across the basin
a time or tow, while teaching the boy, and was in about ten feet of
water when he sank. Coroner Frank P. Warner, of Canandaigua, was called
and gave the cause of death as accidental drowning. The body was
removed to the Johnson home on Mason street. Johnson was forty-two
age, and a tinsmith by occupation, having been employed by the Bryan
Hardware company for some time and also by the Lisk company. He leaves
a wife and five children to mourn his loss.
From Ontario County Times 29 June 1864
We are informed that Wm. Johnson, Esq., of Elmwood, near
Geneva, was stricken down with paralysis on Monday the 20th instant,
the Thursday following. His age was 54 years. Mr. Johnson was an
intelligent practical farmer, and had long been prominently connected
with the Ontario County Agricultural Society, of which he was elected
President at the last annual meeting. He was widely known and not less
widely respected, as a
man of rare virtues, esteemed alike for his frank and courteous
and for the straightforward integrity which marked every act of his
His sudden death deprives our county of one of its most useful
and will long be felt as a public loss.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 January 1910
Gorham, N. Y. - The death of William Johnson, and aged
Gorham citizen, occurred at his home in the eastern part of the village
on Friday. Mr. Johnson was 81 years of age and had been in feeble
health during the past several years. He is survived by his wife and
one brother, H. E. Johnson, of this village. The funeral took place
from the house yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev.
Dr. McColl of the Presbyterian church.
From Ontario County Times 16 June 1886
William Johnson, an old resident of this place and for years
successively employed by H. O. Chesebro, Esq., and Hon. E. G. Lapham on
the premises now occupied by the latter, died on the 7th instant and
was buried on Wednesday last.
From Ontario County Journal 11 March 1892
Naples, N. Y. - Another lifelong Neapolitan has gone to his rest. Wm.
75 years old, a son of one of the old pioneers, Amasa
His death occurred on Sunday and was due to the grip.
From Ontario County Journal 18 July 1913
Cheshire, N. Y. - A large number of people attended the funeral of William S. Johnson on
Tuesday afternoon. Rev. William Searles conducted the services.
Interment was made in Pine Bank cemetery. The remains were bourne to
the grave by boyhood friends of the deceased, Messrs. Bentley, Allen,
Curtis, Manning, Doolittle and Johnson. Mr. Johnson was never
reconciled to the death of his daughter, Julia, who died three years
ago, and took his life on Sunday morning at Glen cottage, their summer
home. It was at Glen cottage that Miss Johnson was stricken with her
fatal illness, and it is believed that the father became overwhelmed
with grief as he again visited the scene of his daughter's last earthly
From Geneva Daily Times 23 October 1905
Miss Agnes Johnston, eighty years of age, died Saturday evening at
6 o'clock at her late home, No. 533 Main street. The deceased was a
daughter of the late John Johnston, the well-known agriculturist who
introduced tile draining into this country from Scotland. She was born
on the old Johnston homestead on the east side of Seneca lake where she
lived until she came to this city thirty years ago. She was a member of
the old Dutch Reformed church and after this society disbanded, she
became one of the charter members of the North Presbyterian church and
throughout the history of the church she has been one of the active
women of the society. She is survived by only one sister, Miss Marion
Johnston. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon,
Rev. N. B. Remick, D. D., of North Presbyterian church will officiate,
assisted by Rev. Robertson, of Bronxville,
N. Y. Interment will be in Glenwood cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 9 June 1909
Mrs. Catherine Van Rensselaer Sanders, widow of the late Colonel
Robert Johnston, died late last night at her late residence,
No. 577 Main street, after an illness of three months. Mrs. Johnston
was the daughter of General John Sanders and Ann Dunkin Van Rensselaer,
and was born at Albany, N. Y. She was married in 1857 to Robert
Johnston of Richmond, Va., an officer in the first United States
Dragoons. Mrs. Johnston followed her husband through the dangers and
privations of the downfall of the Southern Confederacy. In 1870 she
moved to this city and resided here ever since. She is survived by one
daughter and six sons. The funeral will be private and will take place
tomorrow afternoon at 4:45 o'clock at the house. Rev. C. M. Sills will
officiate. The remains will be taken to Albany for interment.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 November 1945
James Johnston, aged 76, of Number Nine road, died early this
morning after a long illness. He was a well-known farmer and had lived
most of his life on Number Nine road. Surviving are three sons, Floyd,
Robert and Francis; five daughters, Mrs. Charles Feagles of Dresden,
Mrs. Lena Guilfoose of Geneva, Mrs. Elmer Croucher of Hall, Mrs. Louis
Shirley of Seneca Falls, and Mrs. James Kelso of Schenectady; and
several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 16 December 1922
Canandaigua, N. Y., December 15 - James B. Johnston, residing on
the Geneva turnpike, several miles east of this city, died very
suddenly about 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home. Mr. Johnston
was the owner of Sunny Lea farm, a valuable place on the state road,
and was about the place when Charles Ferran, a tenant on the farm, saw
the man fall. Running to him, Mr. Ferran tried to restore him to
consciousness by artificial respiration but no success attended his
efforts. The man was carried into the house and Dr. Charles W. Selover,
of this city, summoned, who found that death had been induced by
cerebral hemorrhage. Death had been almost instantaneous. A certificate
that death was due to natural causes will be issued by Coroner Harry M.
Smith of Canandaigua. Mr. Johnston had resided in Canandaigua and near
this city for about ten years and was well known here. He is survived
by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. George Stanley Shirk of New York, with
whom Mrs. Johnston was visiting when her husband was stricken. Mrs.
Johnston was notified at once of her husband's death and in company
with Mr. and Mrs. Shirk arrived in Canandaigua this morning.
From Geneva Advertiser 15 July 1902
Died - Col. Robert Johnston
of South Main street, who has been ill a long time
-- in fact we do not recall having seen him in the street in two years.
He was born in Richmond July 2, 1830, and consequently was aged
72 years. He was graduated from West Point in 1830, and was a
Lieutenant in the regular army until the war when he resigned and
joined the Confederate army as Colonel of cavalry. He came to
Geneva in 1870, and his children were educated here. He was a
very affable gentleman, one with whom it was a pleasure to talk.
He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, affiliating with Ark
Lodge in 1880. He is survived by his wife, six sons and one
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