"Kem" to "Kez" Obituaries



From Oswego Daily Times October 1892

Sept. 16 - Rev. Henry Kendall, D. D.,
died at East Bloomfield, Ontario County, N. Y., Sept. 9th, aged 77 years. He was born in Volney, Oswego county, N. Y., and was one of twelve children of John Kendall who was one of the four first families that located in this then unbroken wilderness four miles east of Fulton in 1806, sleeping in their wagons till they could clear the land and build their houses. With such surroundings he was trained in the strictest economy and sturdy industry and thoroughness which were among he distinguished traits of character and from such an experience of pioneer life fitted him for the missionary work of so many years as secretary of home missions in the Presbyterian church. He was converted in 1831 in a meeting held in the woodhouse chamber of Justus Bristol, where meetings were held while building the Congregational church, with which he soon united and commenced preparation for the ministry. His remains sleep in the cemetery at East Bloomfield beside his five children, leaving a wife and three brothers to mourn their loss.



From Ontario County Journal 31 July 1896

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Saphronia Kendall,
wife of the late Dr. Kendall, died at her home at an early hour on Saturday morning, at the age of 73 years. The funeral services were held from her late residence on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, the Rev. L. M. Stimson officiating.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 January 1914

Phelps, N. Y. - 
The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth C. Kendig, whose death occurred Tuesday night, was held yesterday morning at her late home in West Main street and burial was made in the Washington St. Cemetery , Geneva. Rev. J. S. Nasmith, pastor of the Phelps Baptist church, conducted the services. Mrs. Kendig, who had reached the advanced age of 99 years, had been an invalid for some time but had retained her mental faculties until the end. She was born near Melvin Hill, in the town of Phelps, on September 15th, 1815, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Carson. She was married in 1843 to Samuel B. Kendig, who for several years had been cashier at a Geneva bank. Six years later they moved to Cleveland, where Mr. Kendig engaged in business. He died thirty years ago and since then his widow had spent most of her time in Washington, D. C. With her daughter, Mrs. Dorsey Cleggett, she came to the village of Phelps to reside about three years ago. Her surviving relatives, S. B. Kendig, W. G. Kendig, Mrs. J. W. Powell and Mrs. Dorsey Cleggett, all of Washington, D. C.



From Ontario County Times 18 November 1863

A man named James Kenedy was found dead on the morning of the 11th inst., in the outlet of Canandaigua Lake, a few rods below Barney Bridge in the town of Hopewell. When discovered, the body was lying face down, in shallow water near the bank. It is believed that he walked into the water while in a partially unconscious state, and fell while endeavoring to find his way out. The deceased was an intemperate man, and when under the influence of liquor, quite incapable of taking care of himself. On the evening of the 10th instant, he was seen intoxicated on Chapel street, in this village, and while in that condition, he probably wandered away without knowing where he was going or having any particular object in view. He was a resident of this place, employed by the Messrs. McKechnie and leaves a wife and several children.



From Ontario County Journal 6 June 1902

Naples, N. Y. -  Mrs. Arvilla Palmiter,
wife of Tuttle J. Kenfield, died on Thursday, May 29, aged 50 years. She had been ill for nine yrs, but had bravely struggled against the disease, and until a year ago continued to perform her daily duties. She was born in Phelps, was married here 30 years ago, and had since resided here. She was regarded as a woman of unusual energy, and was an active member of the Methodist church. Her husband; a son, Jesse; one daughter, Mrs. Stella Clemons; her mother and two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Van Anden of Rushville, and Mrs. George Snook of Naples, survive her.



From Naples Record 11 February 1881

The funeral of Mr. John Kenfield took place as announced on Friday, Feb. 4. The weather was very severe, but a large number of relatives and friends assembled at the school house in Hunts Hollow, as an expression of their respect for the deceased. Rev. Mr. Lowell preached from Psalms 49:15 "But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave, for he shall receive me." Mr. Kenfield had called for the reading of this beautiful Psalm a little while before his death, one evidently familiar to him, and he died in the comfort of the sublime truth taught in the text. He was buried in the Hunts Hollow cemetery beside his first wife, who was buried there nearly 40 years ago.



From Ontario County Journal 21 December 1888

Naples, N. Y. - Another aged saint has passed on to her home above. Mrs. Mary Kenfield, widow of the late John Kenfield, died Dec. 18, aged nearly 84 years. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. I. M. Lyon. "Aunt Polly," as all called her, was a dear old woman and everybody loved her. For a great many years she has been a prominent member of the Methodist church and was a model christian. Her other children are Mrs. Dr. Stoddard, Mr. Geo. A. Gordon and Mr. T. J. Kenfield, all of this town. Death was to her no unwelcome messenger, though she had everything here to make her life a happy one. But she was as a shock of corn fully ripe and was waiting to be garnered into the granary of the Lord.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 20 November 1938

Canandaigua, N. Y. -  Mrs. Christina Bowllan Kenna,
widow of Richard J. Kenna, Brooklyn, died here yesterday in the home of her mother, Mrs. Anne M. Bowllan, 221 Chapin St. She was born in Canandaigua and, after attending local schools, took a nurse's training course in St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester. Surviving are two children, Betty and Richard J. Kenna, Brooklyn; her mother, and four sisters, Mrs. Paul Touhey and Mrs. William Vance, Miss Mamie and Miss Anna Bowllan, all of Canandaigua; also a brother, Louis A. Bowllan, Rochester. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's Church with burial in Calvary Cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 27 September 1918

Geneva, Sept. 26 -
The death of Mrs. Emma G. Kennedy, wife of Robert M. Kennedy, occurred tonight at 7 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. J. Witter. She is survived by her husband; one son, James M. Kennedy, and one daughter, Mrs. F. J. Witter of this city; also one brother, Andrew Robson of Middlesex; three sisters, Mrs. E. O. Gillett, of Prattsburgh, Mrs. W. O. Mather of Middlesex, and Mrs. Alice R. Stewart, San Diego, Cal. The funeral will be held at the home of Mrs. Witter Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Milton R. Negus, of the First Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in No. Nine cemetery, town of Seneca.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 February 1915

Naples, N. Y. -
The funeral of Frank M. Kennedy who died on Tuesday was held at his late home on Lyon street on Friday at 11 a.m. Mr. Kennedy was taken ill about ten days ago while in attendance at a funeral in Italy Hollow. He was born in Scotland 85 years ago and came to this country when a youth. He has resided in this vicinity and in Canandaigua. He was twice married. His first wife was a Fisher, and to them three sons were born of whom Grant M. Kennedy alone survives. His second wife was Lillian Griswold of West River who survives with her five children, Fred Kennedy of Gloversville, Ralph Kennedy of Canandaigua, Mrs. Margaret Covill of Naples, Mrs. Claude Wixom of Italy Hollow and Mrs. Byron D. Showers of Syracuse. Mr. Kennedy was a member of the Methodist church; his pastor, Rev. Jacob Finger officiated. Burial was at East Italy cemetery. Three brothers, Robert Kennedy of Geneva, David of Ingleside and John of Seneca Castle, also survive. 



From Geneva Daily Times 19 January 1905

James Kennedy
died at his home one mile west of Stanley at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Cause of death was a complication of diseases incident to old age. Mr. Kennedy had lived in the vicinity for forty-four years. He is survived besides his wife, by four sons and four daughters: Mrs. T. E. Hayes, of East Bloomfield; Thomas Kennedy, of Rochester; John Kennedy of Flint Creek; Rev. James Kennedy of Hammondsport; Lizzie Kennedy, of Hammondsport; Margaret Kennedy and Michael Kennedy of Stanley; and Mrs. Breen of New York city. The funeral will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock from the house and at 11 o'clock St. Theresa's church at Stanley. The bearers will be John Kelley of Geneva, Patrick Clark, Michael Flood, Patrick Flannigan, John McWilliams and William O'Brien of Stanley. Rev. Father Keenan will officiate. Interment will be at Stanley.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 15 June 1905

East Bloomfield, June 14 -
The remains of James Kennedy, of West Bloomfield, were interred here in St. Bridget's Cemetery, yesterday. The deceased was an influential member of St. Joseph's Church of West Bloomfield, and the funeral was held there yesterday morning, and was largely attended. Solemn high mass was celebrated by Father FitzSimmons and the music was led by Daniel Hall, director of St. Mary's choir at Rochester. The deceased was born at Fayetteville forty-eight years ago. He leaves, besides his wife, three children: Margaret, George and Martin; two brothers, Martin if Minneapolis, Minn. and Nicholas of Fayetteville; and one sister, Miss Sarah Kennedy of Fayetteville.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 4 April 1906

Stanley, N. Y. - Mrs. James Kennedy
died at her home north of Stanley on Saturday night, March 31, of pneumonia, aged 78 years. Mrs. Kennedy has been ill but a short time. She is survived by several children. Her husband died about a year ago. The funeral will be held from St. Theresa's Catholic church on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock.



From Geneva Gazette 15 July 1892

From Flint -
We are pained to chronicle the death of Miss Maggie, youngest daughter of Mrs. Margaret Kennedy, near this place, which occurred early this morning (July 11) , a victim of consumption, aged about 16 years.  The sad affliction will fall heavily on the aged mother, Maggie being the third daughter that has died within a few years.  She has the sympathy of the entire community in her repeated bereavements.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 28 February 1906

Shortsville, N. Y. -  Mrs. Margaret Kennedy,
who died suddenly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Moore, in Bolivar on Sunday evening, Feb. 18th, was brought to the home of her niece, Mrs. James Carney, of Hebron street, Tuesday, and buried in the Clifton Springs Catholic cemetery Wednesday morning. Mrs. Kennedy was a resident of this village for over sixty years, the homestead being in Ontario street, and she had many friends in this vicinity. She was born in Waterford, Ireland, about 80 years ago and came to America when but seventeen years of age. For a short time she made her home in Canandaigua, and later came to Shortsville. She was a devoted member of St. Dominic's church, Shortsville, and four years ago, when she moved with her daughter to Bolivar, she became a member of St. Mary's church in that place. Her husband, Michael Kennedy, died in Shortsville seven years ago. She is survived by one son and one daughter, John Kennedy of St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Frank Moore of Bolivar.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 23 September 1936

Entered into rest at her home in West Bloomfield Monday, Sept. 21, Marie A. Kennedy. She leaves her husband, Martin Kennedy; two children, Ruth and James; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Kupferschmidt; one brother, George; and two sisters, Miss Kate Kupferschmidt and Mrs. Louis Faust. Funeral Thursday morning, Sept.24, from the home at 8:30 and 9 o'clock at St. Joseph's church, West Bloomfield. Burial in St. Bridget's cemetery, East Bloomfield.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 January 1908

Mrs. Martha Kennedy,
widow of the late James Kennedy, died this morning at 1:10 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Reed, of Seneca. She was 68 years old and had lived in this section all her life. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. William Reed; one granddaughter, Mrs. Frank Berryman of this city; two sisters, Mrs. James Cooley of this city, and Mrs. David Lautenslager of Bearytown, near Fayette. The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of Mrs. Reed. Rev. W. W. Weller of this city will officiate and burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 17 March 1899

Shortsville, N. Y. - Michael Kennedy,
one of Shortsville's aged residents, died on Thursday of last week at his home in this village, at the advanced age of 86 years. Funeral services were held from St. Dominic's church Saturday morning at 9:30, and remains interred in the Canandaigua cemetery. He leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. Frank Moore, of this village, and a son, John, of St. Louis.



From Victor Herald 6 November 1903

Died, in Bristol, October 26, William Kennedy, aged 73 years. He was a native of Bally Newport, County Down, Ireland. He came to this town when a young man and was in the employ of Mr. Seth Tubbs until his removal from here. His wife, formerly Jane McKenna, died in 1881, leaving five children, Thomas and Seth of Bristol; John of Rochester; and two daughters, Mrs. Anna Dram of Honeoye and Mrs. Mary Driscoll of Bristol, with whom he lived. He was a member of the Episcopalian church of this place.



From Rochester Times Union 13 May 1918

Canandaigua, N. Y., 
May 13 - From St. Mary's Church tomorrow morning will be held the funeral of Mrs. Mary Kennelly, aged 59 years, who died at her home in Jefferson Avenue Saturday following an illness with heart trouble. She leaves three sons, Michael, Daniel and John Kennelly, all of Canandaigua; also two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. M. E. Fitzgerald of Rochester; Mrs. Nora Bunce, Patrick and Michael Carr, all of Ireland.



From Geneva Daily Times 20 March 1905

Harriet M. Kenney
died at Willard State hospital Saturday at 6:30 o'clock. The remains were brought to Geneva last night and taken to the undertaking rooms of DeVaney & Fletcher. Deceased is survived by a niece, Mrs. Harriet Hardin and a nephew, Charles W. Kenney. The funeral will be held from the home of Mrs. W. N. Ray, No. 24 Pulteney street Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Rev. J. B. Champion will officiate. Interment will be in Glenwood cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 July 1897

James J. Kenney
died yesterday at 3 o'clock at his residence on Wadsworth street. Mr. Kenney was employed at the Phillips & Clark stove works in the pattern department. Thursday morning about 11 o'clock he was taken ill and was obliged to go home. He grew worse. Dr. McCaw was called, but was unable to aid him. Mr. Kenney was 44 years of age. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Matthews, his father and a brother, of Waverly. The deceased was a member of the local Maccabees lodge, having joined that fraternity but three months ago.



From Ontario County Journal 13 May 1881

KILLED BY A FALLING WALL -
On Tuesday a terrible accident occurred in Victor, by which Michael Kenney of that village lost his life. Kenney with two other men was at work in the cellar of the Walling block, undermining a stone wall. A bystander seeing the wall about to fall, warned the men, and Kenney in running from his dangerous position stumbled over a stone, fell, and was buried to his shoulders by the wall as it came crashing down. He lived but a short time after being taken out. He was an unmarried man and leaves a sister with whom he lived.



From Geneva Gazette 21 April 1893


William T. Kenney, the well known truckman, and until quite recently carrier of mails between the post office and railway stations, died very suddenly this morning of neuralgia of the heart.  He was surrounded by his family when attacked, suffering intense pain.  A physician was sent for in haste, but soon after reaching him the patient had breathed his last.  Mr. Kenney had occasionally complained of heart trouble and a sensation of faintness, especially after unusually hard work or excitement. But he pursued his usual avocation up to last night.  He was highly esteemed by and stood prominent among our colored population, and enjoyed as well the respect of our entire community.  He was a widower, and five children -- two of whom are quite young -- survive him.



From Geneva Daily Times 4 May 1942

Mrs. Augusta Kenny,
wife of John F. Kenny, of 188 Pulteney street, died this morning at the Geneva General Hospital after a short illness. Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Miss Ruth Kenny of Geneva and Mrs. Joseph Lewczak of Auburn; two sisters, Mrs. Martin Sack of Buffalo and Miss Emily Gorny, Germany; and a brother, Max Gorny, also of Germany. Mrs. Kenny was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of this city.



From Geneva Daily Times 21 August 1909

Mrs. Bridget Kenny,
aged 54 years, died last night at 11:30 o'clock at the family res, No. 40 Spring street. She is survived by her husband, Edward Kenny; four sons, Bernard of Syracuse, John, Edward and Patrick of Geneva; and one daughter, Nellie of this city. The funeral will take place Monday morning at 8:45 o'clock from the house and at 9:30 o'clock from St. Stephen's church. Burial on St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 10 September 1902

Bryan Kenny
died yesterday afternoon at the home of his son, Edward Kenny, in Hamilton street, aged 82 years. The deceased had been a resident of this city for 30 years.  He is survived by four sons, John B., Donald, Edward and James Kenny, all of this city, and one daughter, Mrs. James McDonald, all of Geneva.  The funeral will take place from the house at 8:45 o'clock, and from St. Francis de Sales church at 9:30 o'clock tomorrow morning.  Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 July 1943

Edward Kenny,
aged 86, died this morning at the Geneva General Hospital. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Morris Harrison of Geneva; one sister, Mrs. Ellen McDonald of Rochester; one brother, James Kenny of East Bloomfield; and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Edward Kenny of Geneva; and four grandchildren. Mr. Kenny has been a resident of Geneva for the past 81 years, and for a great many years was engaged in the nursery business, retiring about two years ago. Funeral rites will be conducted Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harrison, and at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's Church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 September 1927

The death of Mrs. Edward Kenny, aged fifty-eight years, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Yerg, of 395 Hamilton street. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. William Yerg; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Fletcher; two brothers Gilbert W. and John O. Fletcher, all of this city; and one sister, Mrs. R. A. Millefonte of Washington, D. C. Funeral services will be at 8:20 a.m. Thursday, from her home and at 9:00 at St. Stephen's church. Burial will be be Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 29 June 1936

John B. Kenny
of 67 High street, this city, died at his home on Saturday following an illness of several months. Mr. Kenny, who was in his 89th year, was a native of County Limerick, Ireland. Coming to this country in early manhood, he engaged in the nursery business in Seneca and Yates counties, but for the past forty years had resided continuously in Geneva where he maintained an office for the sale of fruit packages. Up to the time of his last illness, he attended personally to his affairs and as an ardent Democrat followed with intense interest the activities of that party. Surviving are the widow, Mary S. Kenny; six daughters, Mrs. Charles H. Burns, Miss Margaret Kenny and Mrs. Isabel Kelly, all of this city, Mrs. John F. Coursey and Mrs. John B. DeLaney of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Mrs. Rodney G. VanTuyl of Rochester; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; also two brothers, Edward and James Kenny and a sister, Mrs. Ellen McDonald, all of Geneva. The funeral will be held from his late residence at 8:30 o'clock tomorrow and from St. Stephen's church at 9 o'clock with burial in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 7 January 1905

Mary Ann Kenny,
aged sixty-eight years, died at 2 o'clock this morning at her late home on High street, after being confined to her bed for two years. The cause of death was apoplexy. The deceased was born in England and came to this country and city thirty-seven years ago. She is survived by her husband and three brothers, Bazil Rickon of Waterloo; Richard Rickon of Ontario; and William Rickon. The funeral will take place at 9:30 o'clock Monday morning from St. Stephen's church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 25 June 1909
 
Bristol, N. Y. -
After an illness of several months, Mrs. Celestia Kent passed away at the home of her son, Frank, on Tuesday morning. Mrs. Kent was born on the farm where she died, July, 1835. She attended Ingham university at LeRoy. In 1868 she was united in marriage to John Kent, who died May 22, 1907. Her whole life, excepting nine years, has been lived in the town of Bristol on the farm where she died. Mrs. Kent was the daughter of Francis and Maria Simmons Mason. She is survived by one son, Frank; one granddaughter, Georgia; and one sister, Mrs. W. Scott Hicks. Mrs. Kent was an indulgent, affectionate mother and a kind neighbor of whom no one spoke ill. She will be greatly missed. Among the many floral tributes was one of roses from the Women's club. The funeral was held from the homestead farm yesterday.



From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 1 March 1906

Mrs. Enos Kent
died at her home on Milton street last Saturday morning, February 24th, at 3:50 o'clock, at the advanced age of 85 years. She was one of our oldest residents. She had not been in good health for several years, and to add to her infirmities had partly lost her power of reasoning, scarcely recognizing her own children. She is survived by three sons, Frank O. of Geneva, Will C. of Syracuse and Fred C. of New York, the two latter coming up Sunday morning to attend the funeral which was held from her late home Tuesday afternoon.



From Geneva Daily Times 24 May 1907

Canandaigua, N. Y. - The death of John Kent, a prominent resident of the town of Bristol, occurred at the home of his son, Frank H. Kent, Wednesday night, after a long illness. He was 70 years of age and had resided all his life in that town. He was an extensive farmer for many years and a large grower of hops. Upon his retirement his son succeeded to the management of the farm, which has been in the family for nearly a hundred years. In 1865 John Kent married Miss Celesta Mason, who with his son and one granddaughter, survives him. Mr. Kent was a Republican and had served as assessor for many years. He was an attendant at the Universalist church of Bristol.



From Ontario County Times 25 January 1888

Bristol, N. Y. -
Died in Bristol, on Sunday, January 22, Mrs. Laura Ann Kent, wife of Phineas Kent, aged 81 years, 9 months, and 3 days. Mrs. Kent was a native of Bristol and has always resided in that town, except for the three years that her husband held the office of Sheriff, during which time she was a resident of Canandaigua. Mrs. Kent, belonged to that class of women who find their greatest pleasure in the own home and in the care of their own family, and of her it may be truly said, in the words of the wise man of Israel, "The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need to spoil. She will do him good and not evil, all the days of her life. She seeketh wool and flax and worketh willingly with her hands. She girdeth her loins with strength. She strengeneth her arms. She layeth her hands to the spindle and her hands hold the distaff. She stretcheth out her hands to the poor, yea she reacheth forth her hands to the needy." She leaves her aged and infirm husband, two sons, and three grandsons, to mourn her loss.



From Ontario County Journal 21 January 1916

Bristol, N. Y. -  Oliver Kent,
a resident of Bristol, passed away on Tuesday night, after several years of failing health. The past nine weeks he had been confined to his bed. He was the youngest son of Phineas and Laura Gooding Kent, and was born in Bristol on August 2, 1833. He assisted his father at the county jail when he was sheriff. He later entered business at Cincinnati, returning to Bristol about 40 years ago, since which time he had lived at the old homestead. He had been cared for in his declining yrs by his son, Courtland, and wife, who resided with him. Besides his son, Courtland, he leaves a little granddaughter and two nephews, Harry Newton of Cleveland, O., and Frank H. Kent of Bristol. Deceased was the last of his family. For several years he served as a notary and was always a Democrat in politics. The funeral services will be held at his home this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. H. Flower will officiate. The interment will be on the Newton and Kent mound at Evergreen cemetery.



From Livonia Gazette 9 January 1891

Phineas Kent,
a lifelong resident of Bristol, died after a lingering illness, on Friday evening, the 2nd inst., aged 86 years. He had been one of Bristol's prominent men, holding many offices of trust, including that of sheriff of Ontario County. His funeral was held on Monday, the Rev. E. B. Barber of Baptist Hill officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 24 November 1899

Shortsville, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Cyrena Kenyon occurred at the home of her son, Charles Kenyon, on Tuesday morning, after quite a long illness.



From Geneva Gazette 2 October 1885

Another Old Citizen Gone - We chronicle with sincere sorrow the death of Mr. James Keogh, an old and well-known naturalized citizen, which occurred Sept. 25th.  Deceased was a native of county Dublin, Ireland, and emigrated to this country and settled at once in Geneva in 1844.  He was a splendid penman and an intelligent accountant, and was employed for a great many years as a clerk by the late Joseph Price.  He was found a most faithful and diligent employee, and as such enjoyed the fullest confidence of every employer and the respect of our entire community.  He was a zealous and devout member of St. Francis de Sales Church and gave to pastor and people efficient clerical services in matters of Church finances.  Mr. Keogh was the father of eleven children, but only the three younger survive him.  He was an invalid for the last four years, during which time he had the constant care of an affectionate daughter, and the willing pecuniary aid of a worthy son -- God's blessing upon them for such steadfast and loving discharge of filial duty. Mr. Keogh's funeral took place from the Church of St. Francis de Sales last Monday forenoon, and was very largely attended.  The "Society of Jesus" headed by Rev. Father Hickey preceded the hearse in solemn procession to the cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 7 December 1900

The death of Thomas Keough occurred on Saturday at his home on the lake shore. The deceased was 58 years of age, and is survived by his wife, three sons, Frank and Martin of Rome; Thomas of this place; five daughters, Ella, Anna and Mary of Rochester, and Agnes and Lizzie of Canandaigua. The funeral was held from St. Mary's church on Monday morning.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 31 May 1905

In Rochester, May 29, occurred the death of Mrs. Thomas Keough, aged about 63 years. Mrs. Keough was a former resident of this village where she has many friends who will be grieved to hear of her sudden demise. Mrs. Keough is survived by two sons, Martin and Frank, and four daughters, Anna, Ella, Elizabeth and Agnes. Funeral was held from St. Mary's church this morning at 10:30. Interment in Calvary cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 June 1910

Rushville, N. Y. -  Sylvester Kern
died at his home in this village early yesterday morning after a long illness from Bright's disease, at the age of 57 years. He was born in Springwater, N. Y., the next to the youngest of ten children born to William and Phoebe Kern. May 30th, 1872, he was united in marriage to Calista Flint. A number of years ago he and his family moved to this village where they have since resided. Much of the time he has worked at the carpenter trade and when cement walk began to be laid in this village he, with Henry Walbridge, took it up making that their business. For several months he has been in poor health, but his condition was not considered serious until a few weeks ago. Besides his wife, he is survived by four children, Arthur Kern of Rochester; Mrs. Loren Eddy of Penn Yan; Mrs. Emma Saxton of Canandaigua; and Miss Pearl Kern of Rushville; also one sister, Mrs. Charles Wilkin of Elmira; and one brother, Lewis Kern of Niagara Falls; and five grandchildren. The funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock, Rev. Harsey King officiating. The body will be laid to rest in the village cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 24 February 1893

Accident or Suicide - Frank Kerr,
an employee at the Optical Works, was observed to fall to the floor about 11 o'clock this forenoon.  Shopmates rushed to his relief, who found a knife with which he had been cutting leather thrust into his breast penetrating the heart.  Death ensued in three minutes.  How the fatal thrust occurred -- whether by accident or with suicidal intent -- is unknown.  Deceased was aged about 18 years old and a comparative stranger in town.  Coroner Wright will investigate.



From Ontario County Chronicle 1 October 1902

Ionia, N. Y. -
The remains of Mrs. Jennie O'Neill Kerr were brought to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. O'Neill, on Sunday evening of last week. The funeral was held from St. Bridget's Church at East Bloomfield on Wednesday. Beside husband and daughter, father, mother, four sisters and three brothers mourn her loss. The sympathy of the public is extended to the bereaved ones.



From Ontario County Journal 16 November 1917

The death of Mrs. Elizabeth Kershaw, aged 74 years, widow of John Kershaw, occurred at her home on Chapel street on Tuesday morning. There survive four sons and a daughter, Weldon, John and Fred and Miss Mary Kershaw, of Canandaigua, and George Kershaw of California. Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord officiated at the funeral services yesterday afternoon. Interment was at Woodlawn.



From Ontario County Journal 8 April 1910

The death of John Kershaw occurred at the Memorial hospital on Saturday morning. Death was due to paralysis. The deceased was born in Dublin, Ireland, 71 years ago, but came to this country when very young. During the civil war he served in the 163d Regiment, New York State Volunteers, as a member of Company E. Besides a wife, he is survived by four sons, Weldon, John and Fred, all of Canandaigua, and George of California; and one daughter, Miss Mary Kershaw of this place. The funeral was held from his late home Monday afternoon, Dr. Herbert L. Gaylord officiating. Interment was at Woodlawn.



From Naples News 27 October 1937

Following an accident which he was called to investigate Friday night, on the Canandaigua-Geneva turnpike, Under-sheriff, "Ernie" W. Kerskie, was hit by an auto, dragged on the pavement, crashing against a tow car, and died Monday afternoon in the Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua. Upon arriving at the scene of the accident, Kerskie immediately started to unravel the traffic, and in the rain and mist, was struck by an automobile driven by Harold Beach, of Rochester. Mr. Beach is serving a 30-day jail sentence and will probably be held for second degree manslaughter. "Ernie", as he was known thruout the county, was born in Gorham, July 6, 1891, making him 46 years old. He was deputy sheriff under our townsman, Mr. John C. Bolles, when he was sheriff. In 1934-37 he served as Sheriff, and was succeeded by our present Sheriff Walter A. Elling. He had been acting as deputy-sheriff this year. He had a host of friends in Naples. He leaves his wife and little daughter, Suzanne, of Canandaigua; one brother and five sisters. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon. Following a prayer service to be be held in the home in Chapel street at 1 o'clock, the funeral will take place from the Methodist Episcopal church at 3 o'clock, with interment in the family plot in Pioneer Cemetery, Hopewell.



From Shortsville Enterprise 14 March 1929

Frederick Kerskie
died on Sunday at his home in the township of Hopewell, at the age of 82  years. Mr. Kerskie was a native of Germany and a retired farmer. He is survived by three sons, Undersheriff Ernest Kerskie, John and Otto Kerskie, all of Canandaigua; and six daughters, Miss Minnie Kerskie of El Paso, Texas, Mrs. Julia Phaler of Hawthorne, Calif., Mrs. Emil Brahm of Shortsville, Mrs. C. Ray Button of Hopewell, Mrs. Chas. E. McMannis of Rochester and Miss Pauline Kerskie of Rochester. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Button.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 6 January 1925

Canandaigua, Jan. 5 - Mrs. Frederick Kerskie,
75 years old, died at her home on the Geneva turnpike yesterday following a stroke of paralysis. She leaves her husband, six daughters, Miss Minnie Kerskie of ElPaso, Texas; Mrs. Earl Brahm, of Canandaigua; Mrs. Charles McManus of Rochester; Mrs. Ray Sailer of Redondo Beach, Cal.; Mrs. Roy Button and Miss Pauline Kerskie of Hopewell; and three sons, John Kerskie and Ernest Kerskie, both of Hopewell, and Otto Kerskie of Victor. Funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Dascomb F. Forbush, of the Canandaigua Congregational church, officiating. Burial will be made in Pine Tree Cemetery at Hopewell.



From Ontario County Journal 15 March 1918

Victor, N. Y. -  Mrs. Nellie Tucker Kesel,
wife of John Kesel, passed away at her home southeast of Victor on March 4, pneumonia being the cause of death. Mrs. Kesel was 37 years of age. She is survived by her husband; one son, Herold Kesel; two daughters, Anna and Edna May, all of Victor; her mother and sister, of Oneida, and a brother, of Syracuse. An infant daughter, who was three days old when Mrs. Kesel died, has since passed away.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 11 February 1938

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Kate Raines Kessler,
85, native Canandaiguan, died of heart trouble Wednesday in her home in Philadelphia. She was the youngest daughter of the late Senator John Raines and Catherine Wheeler Raines, Canandaigua, and was educated in the Canandaigua and Rochester schools. Since her marriage to John H. Kessler, she had lived in Canandaigua. Surviving are the husband, and three sons, Raines, J. Bissell and Edwin L. Kessler, Philadelphia; also two brothers, John and George R. Raines, Rochester; and two sisters, Mrs. William E. Sylvester and Mrs. William H. Welch, Canandaigua. The body will be brought to Canandaigua where committal services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow in Woodlawn Chapel with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 26 January 1906

Naples, N. Y. - 
The funeral of the late Mrs. Caroline Ketch, widow of Lewis Ketch, was held here on Saturday. She died at Willard hospital at an advanced age, having been an inmate there some 20 years, previous to which time she was a beloved resident of Naples. Three married daughters survive her. Mrs. Martin F. Lyon, of Naples, Mrs. Orla Elliott of Middlesex, and Mrs. Henry Marsh, of Atlanta.



From Ontario County Journal 4 April 1890

Another of the old inhabitants of Ontario county has passed away. Benjamin Ketcham of Farmington died at the residence of his nephew, Benjamin Loomis, in West Farmington, while on a visit, aged 73 years. "Uncle Ben," as he was familiarly known, was greatly esteemed by his large circle of relatives and friends.



From Shortsville Enterprise 16 January 1930

The death of Elmer A. Ketcham occurred last Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Orin Randall, about four miles north of this village, following a long illness. He had attained the advanced age of 85 years. Mr. Ketcham was born in Farmington on March 13, 1845, a son of the late Germond and Chloe Smith Ketcham. In 1863 he removed to Michigan, where on March 21, 1865, he was united in marriage with Miss Cynthia Crawford of that state, who died in the year 1887. Mr. Ketcham and family then returned to Farmington to reside. The survivors are eight daughters, Mrs. Nettie Anderson of Rochester, Mrs. Ida Petty of Shortsville, Mrs. Minnie Dillingham of Pittsford, Mrs. Mary Goodsell of Manchester, Mrs. Alma Robinson and Mrs. Orin Randall of Farmington, Clara A. Randall of Texas and Vera A. Randall of Farmington; one son, Burt A. Randall, all of Farmington; and one brother, Daniel Ketcham of Rochester; also 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the home of Orin Randall on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. L. L. Swarthout, pastor of Manchester Baptist church. The remains were laid at rest in South Farmington cemetery.



From Ontario County Times 30 January 1884

Germond Ketcham,
who died Dec. 17th 1883, had been a resident of Farmington for over fifty years, having moved there in the fall of 1833, in company with his parents, four sisters, and one brother, from Rensselaer county, N. Y., and located on the farm where he resided at the time of his death. The seventy-seventh year of his life was just drawing to a close when his life candle went out. He leaves a wife, three daughters, and five sons to mourn his loss. He has led a long and useful life, and what is his families' loss, they have all reason to believe is his gain.



From Ontario County Journal 4 October 1901

Reed's Corners, N. Y. - 
On Friday occurred the sudden death of James Ketcham, aged 68 years. Mr. Ketcham was in usual health, and was in the field at work when he suffered a stroke of paralysis, which caused his death two days later. He is survived by his wife, one son, Erwin, and one daughter, Norah. The funeral was largely attended on Sunday afternoon. The bereaved family have sympathy of the entire community in their great loss.



From Geneva Daily Times 24 September 1907

Gorham, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. James Ketcham of the town of Gorham, occurred at her home on Saturday after a recent shock of paralysis. She leaves two children, a son, Irwin, and daughter, Miss Norah Ketcham. The funeral was held from the house yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial was in Gorham Cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 1 December 1894

Mrs. Mary Ketcham,
wife of B. S. Ketcham, died at her home, in Farmington, on Wednesday morning. A husband and three children, two daughters and a son, survive.



From Shortsville Enterprise 22 May 1908

Smith B. Ketcham
of Manchester, died at the Sisters' hospital in Buffalo last Friday morning, aged 65 years. Death resulted from apoplexy, occasioned by being struck with a cab as he was alighting from a Buffalo street car on Thursday evening. He left Manchester about two weeks ago to aid in caring for a friend who is receiving treatment at a Buffalo hospital. The funeral services were held in the chapel of the Buffalo crematorium on Sunday morning, at which time his remains were cremated. Mr. Ketcham was born in Farmington, enlisted in the civil war in the 126th regiment. After the war he married Emily Burton of Pittsford and made his home in Manchester. He moved later to Grand Rapids, Mich., and later to Detroit, where his wife died, about eighteen months ago. Since then he has made his home most of the time with his sister in Manchester. Mr. Ketcham is survived by one son, Harry, of Lansing, Mich.; three brothers, William of Despatch, Elmer of Farmington, and Daniel; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Herendeen of Manchester.



From Naples Record 17 April 1875

Rushville - Mrs. Lyman B. Ketchel
died at her home in this village on Sunday, April 11th, 1875, after an illness of 5 days of inflammation of the brain; her age was 34 years and 4 months. She was the youngest daughter of the late Wm. Wilson of Gorham, and for a number of years has resided in this village. She was highly esteemed by all who knew her, and always maintained an unaffected and exemplary character; although not lavish in her attachments, yet her friendship was always sincere and disinterested. In her family relations she was most exemplary. She was devotedly attached to them, and in their society she experienced her highest enjoyments. She leaves a husband and two children, a son and daughter, whose home is saddened by the loss of an affectionate wife and kind mother. The funeral was held at the Congregational Church on Tuesday, and was attended by a large congregration. Rev. G. Strasenburgh officiated.



From Victor Herald 31 May 1901

In the death of Albert Ketchum, which occurred on Tuesday evening at his home on Covill street, the town of Victor loses one of its oldest citizens, probably the oldest of any born in the town. Mr. Ketchum was born December 13, 1811. He was one of a family of five children, all boys, of which he was the last living representative. His father, Jared Ketchum, was one of the earliest settlers of the town, purchasing one hundred acres of land of Hezekiah Boughton in 1790. The original homestead was built on a part of the farm now owned by Henry C. Parmelee. Here Albert was born and remained at home until he was about sixteen years of age when he went to Vienna (now Phelps) to learn the tanner's trade. He remained there but a short time and returned to the farm where he worked for two years. Not having a fancy for farming, he learned the cooper's trade with Alden Covill and worked at it most of his long life until compelled to retire from business on account of the infirmities of age. For many years he occupied the cooper shop near the N. Y. C. station. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. A. Sage, of Lima. The funeral was held at the house Friday afternoon, at two o'clock, the Rev. S. G. Ayres officiating. Interment in Boughton Hill Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 3 May 1918

Cheshire, N. Y. - Jeremiah B. Ketchum
died at the home of his son, Charles . Ketchum, Bristol, on April 28 after a brief illness. He was born at Clinton Park, Saratoga county, May 5, 1830, and came here with his parents, John A. and Sarah Ketchum, when six years old. He married Mary A. Benedict, Feb. 7, 1861. who died in 1890. Later he married Jane Eliza Ketchum, who died in 1911. He leaves three sons, Charles R. and Gould R. of Bristol, and Stephen R. of Detroit, Mich., and a brother Jesse Ketchum, of Bristol. He was a member of the Methodist church of Bristol Center. The funeral was held at the Cheshire church on Wednesday, Rev. G. E. Henshaw, of Honeoye, officiating. Burial was in Pine Bank cemetery. Mr. Ketchum was a respected resident of Cheshire for a number of years.



From Victor Herald 27 January 1894

Mrs. Cynthia A. Ketchum,
relict of the late Frank Ketchum, died at her home in this town last Saturday morning. She had been a great sufferer from consumption for several years past, and her decease, although sudden, was not unexpected. Mrs. Ketchum was born in the town of Richmond, in this county, April 11th, 1845. When about three years of age, her father, Stephen Conklin, died, and she came to live with her grandparents in this town, where she has resided except at brief intervals ever since. In 1872 she married George Rohr; after six years Mr. Rohr died, and in 1883, she married Frank Ketchum who died two years later. Since that time Mrs. Ketchum has lived a very quiet retired life. She was a member of St. Paul's Universalist church, and until her health failed was a regular attendant. She was very ladylike and refined in her life, much respected and beloved and met the ever shifting lights and shadows of life with quiet fortitude and christian trust. She leaves no very near relatives, three aunts and a number of cousins, Chas. W. Dane of this town is her cousin, and he has cared for her during the past five or six years. The funeral was held from her late residence Tuesday afternoon, and was attended by a large number of friends and neighbors. The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Legal. The remains were laid in the family lot in the village cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 23 December 1910

Bristol Center N. Y.  -
The funeral service of Mrs. Jane Eliza Ketchum, wife of Jeremiah B. Ketchum, was conducted by Rev. A. Briddon, at the home of Stephen Ketchum, 11 a.m. Saturday. Mrs. Ketchum had not enjoyed good health for some time and the stepsons, Stephen and Charles Ketchum, with their wives, visited the lady some two weeks ago and persuaded her to come down to the Center for the winter. She consented and the children made her comfortable, contented and happy. It was, therefore, a great surprise to all when she developed symptoms which carried her away so quickly. Mrs. Ketchum was an Episcopalian, an accomplished scholar, and quite musical. She leaves besides her husband, one brother in Chicago, and three stepsons, Charles R., Stephen B. and Gould R. Ketchum, all of Bristol Center. Interment was at Cheshire.



From Ontario County Journal 14 November 1890

Bristol Center, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary, wife of Jerry Ketchum, died at her home Thursday afternoon, Nov. 6, aged 51 years. This, indeed, has been a remarkable case. She had been a great sufferer for more than two years with what the doctors term a "sarcoma of the shoulder," a kind of tumor. During last winter swellings - four in number - formed on the right shoulder, extending on to the breast, back and arm, the largest of which measured twenty-eight inches in circumference. The first of these broke about six weeks ago, and as the others broke, her strength failed more rapidly. The funeral was held Saturday at 2 p.m., at the church in Cheshire, Rev. Mr. Kerr, our Methodist pastor, officiating.



From Victor Herald 16 March 1900

Last Friday afternoon occurred the death of Mrs. Nancy Ketchum, at her late home on Boughton Hill. She had been suffering with an attack of pneumonia for several days, but the indirect cause of her death was a severe fall which she had the misfortune to take on the icy ground, some months ago. Mrs. Ketchum had been a resident of this town for fifty-five years and was widely esteemed woman. Nancy Blainey Ketchum was born in Ohio in 1825. After her marriage to Nelson Ketchum, she came to this town in 1845, where she has since resided. She was an active member of St. Paul's Universalist church, always taking a great interest in its work. Mrs. Ketchum is survived by two sons, George and Charles Ketchum, and two daughters, Mrs. Amelia Lobdell and Miss Delia Ketchum, all of Victor. The funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon from her late home. In the absence of a Universalist pastor, Rev. F. M. Cole conducted the services. The many sad faces showed that the death of Mrs. Ketchum will be regretted by a large circle of friends.



From Ontario County Journal 14 April 1876

Nelson Ketchum,
a prominent citizen of Victor, died at his residence on Boughton hill, Victor, on Thursday evening of last week.  Mr. Ketchum was a prominent member of the Universalist church and was universally respected by all the community. His age was about sixty years.  In the death of Mr. Ketchum, the Universalist church and the community have met with a severe loss.



From Fairport Herald Mail 31 March 1927

S. Louise Ketchum,
wife of George Ketchum of Victor, R. D., died Friday, March 25, at her home. She was born in Rush, August 16, 1857, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Rose. Burial was made Monday at Victor.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 20 February 1890

Seymour Ketchum, a lifelong resident of Victor, died Tuesday. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 1 o'clock at the residence and the burial will be at the Boughton Hill cemetery. The Rev. J. F. Leland will officiate.



From Ontario County Times 8 August 1877

Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Seymour Ketchum,
one of the most respected and estimable ladies of this place, died very suddenly at her home on Saturday morning. The funeral services were held at the house on Monday, the Rev. Mr. Borden officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 4 March 1887

Rushville, N. Y. - Mr. Wm. Ketchum, died at his home in Rushville, Feb. 24, aged 68 years. Mr. Ketchum was for many years a leading citizen of Gorham. The funeral was held from the house Sunday at 1 p.m.



From Geneva Daily Times 1 October 1927

The death of Mrs. Angeline P. Keyes, widow of the late Benjamin W. Keyes, occurred at her home, 41 High street, this morning, following a brief illness.  She is survived by one son, Attorney Lewis W. Keyes, of this city, and a daughter, Mrs. Herman Schulte of Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

From Geneva Daily Times 3 October 1927

The funeral of Mrs. Angelina P. Keyes, widow of B. W. Keyes, was held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at her late home, No. 41 High street.  The services were conducted by Rev. Fred Drewett, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which the deceased had been a member for the past sixty years or more. The bearers were David Moore, Frank E. Fairfax, Geo. E. Reed, F. J. Witter, Frank A. LaPointe and William R. Welch.  Mrs. Keyes was one of the oldest members of the Baptist church here, and was always interested and active in it.  She had a wide circle of friends both within and outside of the church. Her death was very sudden.  She had been in her usual health until Friday evening after supper, when she was taken with a severe pain in the head as she was retiring.  She called for help and medical aid was sent for at once, but she became unconscious and died in a few hours.  Her daughter, Mrs. Herman Schulte, and husband, of Cleveland, were immediately notified and arrived here Saturday. They had spent the summer here with Mrs. Keyes and had only recently gone back to their Cleveland home.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 November 1895

Mrs. B. W. Keyes, of Genesee street, died suddenly while out riding with her daughter, Mrs. Alexander, yesterday afternoon at about 2 o'clock. She and her daughter had started from the Keyes home near Castle street and had driven only a block, to the corner of Main and Castle streets, when she was suddenly taken with a sharp pain in her left side. Mrs. Alexander drove as quickly as possible back to the house, but when the vehicle stopped again on Genesee street, in front of the residence, Mrs. Keyes was dead. Medical aid was summoned and the cause of death was pronounced heart trouble. The deceased is survived by one daughter and two sons, who will have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement, made more poignant by the fact that within the past year and a half, her husband and two sons have died. Mrs. Keyes was an amiable woman, and had a very large circle of acquaintances and friends in Geneva. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.



From Geneva Gazette 27 July 1894

Benj. W. Keyes Sr.
died at his home on Genesee St. Sunday morning last, aged a little over 77 years.  His illness was only of two or three weeks' duration, and was not thought to be serious until a day or two before his death. The disease was of the stomach and bowels. Mr. Keyes had been in active business among us for fully fifty years as a carriage maker, realizing a generous patronage. After the war, in which his son honorably served, the latter was taken into partnership and a greater impetus given to their business, and their factory extensively enlarged.  The deceased was an "old timer" as a Free Mason, one of the few who instituted a revival in Ark Lodge early in the 50's and became one of its most assiduous members in attendance upon its communications.  He rejoiced to see it regain its old-time prestige, ranking as one of the strongest lodges in this State before the anti-Masonic crusade of 1827.  The funeral of Mr. Keyes took place Wednesday from the house. The bearers comprised the following among his older Masonic brethren:  D. W. Baird, Chas. Bean, S. H. Parker, Meyer Jacobs, W. E. Hayes, and D. P. Nelson.

Following the burial service, and hymns admirably rendered by a mixed quartette, the Rev. B. G. Boardman and Rev. Dr. Moore, paid fitting tributes to the deceased as a parent, husband, friend, upright in business dealings, a Christian in daily walk and conversation, if not by actual profession of faith.  The eulogies were deserved.  The interment was in Glenwood cemetery, on a lot most beautiful of location on the brow of the hill at the right of the main avenue.

The sorrowing family left embraces the aged widow, four sons, one daughter and several grand-children.  A beautiful floral emblem attracted admiration -- a pillow formed of white roses, lilies and smaller flowers, bordered with vines.  Its motto revealed who were the contributors -- it read "Our Employer: '62 to '94."



From Elmira Daily Gazette 4 January 1895

Benjamin Keyes,
the proprietor of the B. W. Keyes Carriage factory, of Geneva, died very suddenly Tuesday night at midnight. He had an attack of heart disease about 6 o'clock and six hours later died. Mr. Keyes was a soldier during the war, serving in Col. Baird's 38th regiment of infantry, winning merited honor. He was well-known also as a business man, having engaged in business with his late father for over thirty years. He leaves a mother, wife and two children, Louis W. and Daisy; also three brothers, William Keyes of Louisville, Ky., George Keyes of Geneva, and Dr. Charles R. Keyes of Lodi, and Mrs. Alexander of Syracuse. Deceased was 52 years of age, and up to the day of his death was apparently strong and in good health.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 December 1922

George A. Keyes,
a former resident of Geneva, died in Buffalo last Friday. The body was brought to Geneva Sunday evening and taken to the undertaking rooms of F. W. Yells and Son, Main street, where the funeral was held this afternoon at 4 o'clock. Rev. Kenneth A. Bray, rector of St. Peter's church, officiated and interment was made in Glenwood Cemetery. He is survived by three sons, Harry W. Keyes of Gasport, George B. Keyes of Waldon and Arthur Keyes of Syracuse. Ex-judge L. W. Keyes of this city is a nephew.




From Geneva Courier 11 July 1883

TWO DEATHS - Mr. Geo. Keyes, son of B. W. Keyes, Sr., has been afflicted of late by the death of two bright little children.  He resides on LaFayette Avenue.  The first child died about two weeks ago, of scarlet fever, aged a little more than a year; and before another week ended the little girl was taken away, with the same disease, aged three and a half years.  The funeral services of the latter were held on Friday afternoon last, Rev. H. W. Nelson, Jr., of Trinity church officiating.  The other children have been ill but are now better, and the wife and mother is now confined to her bed.  She has been very ill, but is reported now as slowly improving.  All will hope for the afflicted family that the mother and little ones will soon be well.

Following is obituary of the mother of the two children above:

From Geneva Daily Times 14 February 1911

MRS. SARAH J. KEYES   Mrs. Sarah J. Keyes, 66 years of age, died yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the home of her sister, Mrs. M. E. Beals, No. 71 Cherry Street, after a six months illness. The deceased has lived practically her entire life in Geneva. She is survived by three sons, Harry of Buffalo, Arthur of New York, and George Keyes of Geneva; two sisters, Mrs. M. E. Beals and Mrs. Andrew Harvey of Geneva, and two brothers, William Bryan of Michigan and Thomas Bryan of Geneva. The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home of Mrs. Beals. Dr. J. B. Hubbs DD, rector of St. Peter's Church will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Ontario County Times 3 September 1890

John Keyes,
of Port Gibson, aged 60 years, was recently found dead in a hotel barn at Newark. It is supposed that he fell from a ladder leading to the hay mow. His neck was broken.



From Geneva Daily Times 12 February 1935

L. W. KEYES, ILL MONTH, PASSES AWAY - Well Known Attorney and Had Served As City Judge

Lewis Wheaton Keyes, prominent Geneva lawyer and former city judge, died early this morning at his home, 593 South Main street, after about a month's illness.  He was 68 years of age.

Judge Keyes was a native of this city, the son of the late Benjamin Wheaton Keyes.  He graduated from Hobart College in 1887, and from the Columbia College Law School in 1890, being admitted to the Bar in the same year.  He immediately commenced the practice of his profession in partnership with D. B. Backenstose, who retired from the firm in 1902.  Mr. Keyes was elected City Judge in 1906, serving for ten years.  He was treasurer and attorney for the Geneva Permanent Loan and Saving Association, serving in the latter capacity for about forty years.  He was also commissioner of Glenwood Cemetery and a warden of Trinity Episcopal church.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth C. Graves Keyes, and one son, Frederick. Funeral announcements will made later. Please omit flowers.

From Geneva Daily Times 13 February 1935

The funeral of former City Judge Lewis W. Keyes, prominent local attorney who died yesterday morning, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from his late home, 593 South Main street, and 3 o'clock at Trinity Episcopal Church. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 September 1895

The remains of William H. Keyes who was drowned at Springfield, Ill., last week arrived in Geneva Sunday morning. They were taken to the home of Mrs. N. J. Mensch, 33 Geneva street. The funeral services took place at the house and were conducted by Rev. Dr. Remick. Interment was made in Glenwood.



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