"Ki" to "Kin" Obituaries
From Geneva Daily Times 14 August 1895
The funeral of Mrs. N. B. Kidder will be held at the
Washington street cemetery on Friday, August 16, after the arrival of
the 8 o'clock train from the east. The foregoing notice was posted in
the post office. The name of Kidder will take old residents back in
memory to an exciting period in the history of Geneva, some forty years
ago. N. B. Kidder was president of the Kidder bank which failed and
brought sorrow to many needy depositors. The failure occurred at the
time that John S. King was building the Canandaigua and Elmira road,
the northern Central. Mr. Kidder became involved in some heavy railroad
deals and the inevitable crash came. Afterwards he returned to
Chicago and for several years successfully managed and operated a
savings bank. Mr. Kidder died about ten years ago. The death of Mrs.
Kidder occurred in New York at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Creighton
Lee. The Kidder bank was located in the store now occupied by Beebe,
From Geneva Daily Times 8 October 1904
Frank Kierman, twenty-three years
of age, was found dead at 11 o'clock this morning at his home on
Pre-emption street. The discovery was made by his wife. The supposition
is that the man took chloroform for toothache and administered
to himself an overdose. As the house is located on the east side
of Pre-emption street, which is in Seneca county, Coroner Clark of
Waterloo was summoned. Besides his wife, he is survived by one child.
Burial was in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 February 1938
James R. Killigrew, retired cigar manufacturer, of Exchange street,
died yesterday after a long illness. He is survived by his widow, Mrs.
Mary Cox Killigrew; two daughters, Mrs. Walter Hefferon and Miss Mida
Killigrew; two sons, James and Aubert Killigrew of Geneva; two sisters,
Mrs. Catherine Bird and Mrs. Liona Powers of Elmira; and two brothers,
John and Harry Killigrew of Rochester. The funeral will be held
tomorrow morning at 9:30 from the family home and 10 o'clock at St.
Francis de Sales church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 9 April 1909
Honeoye, N. Y. - At her home at Richmond Center, on Wednesday,
March 31, occurred the death of Mrs. Helen Killips. Never of a
robust constitution, when attacked with pneumonia her frail system
could not withstand the ravages of the disease, and although loving
care and medical skill did all in their power, she soon succumbed, and
death came after only a few days illness. Helen Fox Killips, daughter
of John and Dora Fox, was born in Quebec, Canada, July 9, 1849, coming
to this town when a small child, her life had been spent in this town.
On March 15, 1867, she was united in marriage to Samuel Killips, also
of this town, and nine children came of this union. Her husband died in
August, 1887, and since that time she has been tenderly cared for by
loving children. Mrs. Killips was a woman of beautiful Christian
character, which was ever manifest in her every day life. Ever a fond,
devoted wife and mother, she was never found wanting as sister,
neighbor and friend, and the devotion of her children in her later
years of life bore loving tribute to the care and trials of the widowed
mother. She is survived by three brothers, John Fox, of Holcomb;
William and Henry Fox, of Bristol, and two sisters, Mrs. Eliza O'Neill,
of Corning, and Mrs. Mary Wreaford of Detroit, Mich.; and two sons,
Henry and Fred Killips of this town, and six daughters, Mrs. Dora
Jickells of Clarkson, Mich.; Mrs. Fannie Hutchens and Miss Bessie
Killips of Olean; Mrs. Nettie Clapp and Miss Louise Killips of Richmond
Center; also eight grandchildren. The funeral was held from her late
home on Sunday afternoon, the Rev. J. G. Hamm, of Allens Hill,
officiating. The large gathering of sorrowing neighbors and friends
told its own story of the loss of an honored and esteemed friend.
Interment in the family lot in Lakeview cemetery in Honeoye.
From Ontario County Journal 16 November 1894
Tuesday morning Robert Killips, living alone in the
northern part of this town, was found dead in his home by neighbors.
Coroner Hallenbeck deemed an inquest unnecessary, as the man had been a
sufferer from heart trouble. Killips was 62 years of age and a veteran
of Company C, 65th N. Y. Vols.
From Ontario County Journal 1 May 1914
The death of William Killips, aged 78 years, occurred at the
Canandaigua hospital Wednesday morning. Deceased had been a resident of
Bristol for 45 years. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Bell Mehan, Mrs.
Jennie Taylor and Mrs. Myrtle Holcomb; also one son, Robert Killips,
all of Bristol. The funeral services will be held at the home this
afternoon. Interment will be at Baptist Hill.
From Ontario County Journal 18 April 1913
Rushville, N. Y. - Nelson Kilpatrick, a lifelong resident of
this community, was found dead in his shop on Gilbert street on Tuesday
morning. He had been in ill health for sometime, although much of the
time had been able to work at his trade as a cobbler and harness maker.
For the past week he had been very ill and had been cared for by Barney
Barker, who remained with him Monday night until 3 o'clock in the
morning, and when returned again at 6 o'clock, he found him dead. He
was born on the farm now owned by Albert Middaugh, at Reeds Corners, 63
years ago, being one of a family of five children of John and Sarah
Kilpatrick. He leaves a wife and two sons, Charles and Lee, all of
Potter, three sisters, Mrs. Daniel Smith of Rushville, Mrs. Carrie
Dodson of Mawton, Okla., and Mrs. Sarah Riggs of Rochester; and a
brother, Fred Kilpatrick of Naples.
From Naples News 27 October 1937
Raymond Kilpatrick died at his home on Cohocton street last
Wednesday night, after a long illness, age 46 years old, and was born
in West Italy, but came to Naples to live when a small boy. He was
well-known and his death was a shock to the community. He attended
Naples High School and served in the World War, being a member of Jacob
Schaeffer Post No. 810, of Naples. He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Anna Kilpatrick; his mother, Mrs. Ellen Kilpatrick; a sister, Mrs.
Charles Fox; and three brothers, John of Dansville, and Daniel of
Naples and William of Rushville. The funeral service was held from the
late home on Saturday at 2:30, with the Rev. E. I. Braden, pastor of
the Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial was made in Rose Ridge
cemetery. Taps were sounded at the grave.
From Ontario County Journal 11 September 1891
George W. Kimball, who resided on Gibson street in this village,
died very suddenly Monday, and autopsy revealed the fact that his death
was caused by a rupture of the diaphragm, caused by a fit of coughing.
It is regarded as a singular case.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 December 1906
Naples, N. Y. - George C. Kimber died at his home Monday
afternoon, aged 64 years. He was born in Naples and had always lived
here. He was clerk for W. A. Marks and also G. A. Gordon in dry goods
stores and was in business later for himself. A few years ago he
returned to his farm and was interested in farming and grape-growing
until his death. He was a gentleman of exemplary habits and much
respected in the community. His step-mother, his aunt, Miss Jeanette
Pettingill, and himself, all have died within one week. A wife, one
son, Irving Kimber and Mrs. Albert Watkins, all of Naples, survive him.
From Ontario County Journal 16 May 1913
Bristol Center, N. Y. - At his home in Bristol Center on Wednesday morning occurred the death of Isaac Newton Kimber, Jr., at
the age of 36 years. Mr. Kimber succumbed to tuberculosis. The decedent
is survived by his wife; three children, Lola, Clarence and Glenn
Kimber, all young; by his father, Isaac Kimber of Bristol Center; two
sisters, Mrs. F. I. Simmons of Bristol Center, and Mrs. Morris Clement
of Bristol; and a brother, James Kimber of Rochester. The funeral
services will be held today at 2 o'clock from the Methodist church at
From Ontario County Journal 27 December 1901
South Bristol, N. Y. - After a long season of patient suffering, extending over a period of several months, the death of John L. Kimber occurred
at his home in South Bristol, on Dec. 18. The deceased was born in
Orange county 57 years ago. He had always resided in this state with
the exception of two years spent in Michigan. Mr. Kimber occupied a
warm spot in the hearts of his friends and was honorable and upright in
all of his dealings. He was a loving husband, father, brother and
friend. The funeral services were held at his home on Friday afternoon
and were conducted by the Rev. H. L. Hubbard, pastor of the
Congregational church at Bristol Center. The members of the Bristol
Chapter, K. O. T. M., of which deceased was a member, attended in a
body. Mr. Kimber is survived by his wife; one son, Charles Kimber; four
daughters, Mrs. Edward Wincher of Syracuse; Mrs. George Fuller of
Brockport; and Misses Mary and Emma Kimber of Bristol Springs; one
brother, I. N. Kimber of Bristol Center; and one sister, Mrs. J.
Collins, who resides in Canandaigua. Interment was made in the Coye
From Ontario County Journal 1 July 1892
Bristol Center, N. Y. - The funeral of the late Joseph Kimber was
Methodist church last Friday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Badgley,
of the Congregational church, officiating. Mr. Kimber was over 80 years
of age. He leaves a widow, two sons and a daughter to mourn his loss.
From Ontario County Journal 3 December 1886
Naples, N. Y. - S. W. Kimber, an old resident of this town,
died on Wednesday morning, aged about 70. He was
sick but a few days, though he had not been strong for years. He
leaves a wife and two sons. Mr. Kimber was a genial companion and
was respected by his townsmen.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 December 1906
Naples, N. Y. - A sad accident happened yesterday
morning when the clothing of Mrs. S. W. Kimber caught fire.
She is over 80 years old and she and her sister, Mrs. Jeanette
about 90 years old, were alone. In some way unknown, Mrs. Kimber's
dress caught fire and getting onto the bed set the bed clothes on
fire also. the front part of her dress was nearly all burned off, also
her hair. She is in critical condition. C. L. Leens was going by and
heard her crying for help and went to their assistance, or both women
would have perished in the flames, as the bed where her sister was
was on fire.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 December 1906
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. S. W. Kimber, who was so badly burned
Tuesday at her home on Mechanic street, died at 4 o'clock yesterday
morning, aged 80 years. Her husband died a number of years ago. She
had lived nearly all her life in Naples. She was a member of the
Methodist church, an exemplary lady, and had many friends in the
community. One son, Charles Kimber, and stepson, George C. Kimber, both
of Naples, survive her, and her aged sister.
From Ontario County Journal 25 February 1898
Bristol Center, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. T. N. Kimber occurred
Feb. 29, aged 55 years. She had been in failing
health for over two years. She leaves, besides a husband, four
children. Funeral services were held on Wednesday from the
Congregational church, Rev. Post officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 January 1929
Orleans, N. Y. - Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kinsey were in Canandaigua Sunday afternoon to attend the funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Kimble, which
was held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Weldon Kershaw. Mrs.
Kimble, a number of years ago, was a resident of this village for a
time. She was the widow of George W. Kimble and was 81 years of age.
Her death Thursday night followed a long illness. Rev. George E. Finley
of the Canandaigua Baptist church officiated at the funeral service
with burial in Chapman cemetery, Hopewell. Mrs. Kimble is survived by
her daughter, Mrs. Kershaw, with whom she made her home; also by three
grandchildren, John Leslie, Elizabeth Hazel and Margaret Elaine
Kershaw, all of Canandaigua.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 July 1905
The funeral of Francis W. Kime, who died yesterday morning
at nine o'clock, will take place at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon from the
home of his mother, Mrs. George Gilbert, No. 190 Pulteney street. Rev.
George Cross Baner, pastor of First Universalist church, will
officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 May 1909
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Yesterday forenoon at the family home on
West Main street occurred the death of Mrs. A. H. King. Mrs.
King had been in poor health for several years, and a few months ago
she underwent an operation which it was hoped would benefit her health,
but the benefit was only temporary and during the past few weeks she
had failed in strength rapidly. She had been a residence of this
village for about fifteen years, having moved here from a farm
northwest of this village. The deceased is survived by her husband and
two daughter, Mrs. George W. Wilson and Miss Lillian, all of this place.
From Geneva Gazette 21 April 1899
Albert C. King, one of the most prominent farmers of Phelps, died
last Monday morning, aged 76 years. Geo. Thomas of Geneva is his
brother, and Mrs. Thatcher of Orleans, and son Oscar, with whom he
resided, are his only children.
From Ontario County Journal 21 April 1899
Phelps, N. Y. - Albert C. King, a prosperous farmer and citizen of
this town, died at his home a mile southwest of the village last Monday
forenoon, aged 76 years. The deceased had been in failing health for
several months, due to brain trouble. One brother, George of Geneva,
one son, Oscar, and one daughter, Mrs. Thatcher of Hopewell, survive.
The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the
late residence, Rev. S. F. Beardslee officiating. Interment was made in
the Phelps cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 6 March 1914
Naples, N. Y. - A heart-rending calamity occurred in
Garlinghouse settlement on Saturday. A straw stack on the farm of Perry
Bartholomew had been cut in halves to make a sale and part had been
drawn away. Standing by it were several persons, among whom were Harvey
Stephenson, a stalwart son of Daniel Stephenson, and Alfred King, son of Will King. When
the remaining half suddenly fell over, covered with ice and snow, these
two were caught and buried beneath the heavy straw. Before King could
be reached, he was dead with a broken neck. Stephenson was alive, but
his leg at the hip was broken. He was 60 years old and King, 14, Mr.
Stephenson's father is very old and feeble and it is feared that this
blow may endanger his life. There is great sorrow in the community.
Burial was delayed by reason of the severe and heavy snow storms the
first of the week, the roads being impassable.
From Shortsville Enterprise 2 December 1915
The death of Alonzo B. King, a descendant of early
pioneers of this section, occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Leora Farnsworth, about a mile east of this village, last week
Thursday. He had been ill for some time. His age was 81 years. Mr. King
was born on Nov. 17, 1834, on what is known as the King homestead
between Manchester Center and Port Gibson, and was a son of Harvey and
Lucy King. When a young man he purchased the Manchester Center saw mill
property which he conducted for many years in connection with the
pursuit of agriculture. He was married to Miss Mary Hoes, of Port
Gibson, on Nov. 14, 1855. The survivors are his wife; two sons,
Wade R. King of Manchester, and George King of Hopewell; three
daughters, Mrs. Julius F. Aldrich of Farmington; Mrs. Leora Farnsworth
of Manchester; and Mrs. Ernest Fox of Shortsville; one brother,
Adelbert King of Clifton Springs; two sisters, Mrs. Irene Coates of
Hopewell and Mrs. John McClelland of Port Gibson, and fifteen
grandchildren. The funeral services were held from the Farnsworth home
on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The interment was made at Port Gibson.
From Victor Herald 30 May 1902
David H. King died at his home, near Padelfords station, Thursday,
aged eighty-one years. The deceased was well-known in this village. A
widow and a son survive.
From Geneva Advertiser 23 September 1902
Mrs. Eliza E., wife of Henry King, died at her home on
street, last Tuesday, Sept. 16th, at 12:30 noon, after an illness of
many years, aged 74 years. She was one of a family of five
daughters of Jacob Everson, of whom but one now survives, Caroline, the
widow of Clement Ostrander. Mrs. King is survived by her husband
and four children, James A. of Buffalo, Henry E., Theodore S. and Alice
A. of Geneva.
From Ontario County Chronicle 25 March 1903
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - George King was found dead on the New
York Central Railroad tracks near the Maden crossing, one mile east of
this village, Tuesday night. He is supposed to have been struck by the
eastbound passenger train due at this place at 6 o'clock. His son,
Durfee, who was coming to the village, met his father about that time.
Upon returning home later in the evening the son was told by his mother
that Mr. King had not yet reached home and that she felt worried and
wished him to go and look for him. So the boy started out with a
lantern and his father's dog. Upon reaching the railroad crossing, the
dog acted strangely. The boy followed the dog for a little distance
down the track where he was horrified to find his father dead with a
large hole in the back of his skull. Mr. King was a steady,
hard-working man. He leaves a wife and eight children.
From Geneva Gazette 8 March 1872
Sudden Death in Manchester - Our esteemed correspondent from
Manchester, informs us that their worthy fellow citizen and pioneer, Harvey
left the polls of the election in that town at noon to
return home about three-fourths of a mile distant and he lived to reach
house. The case of death is supposed to be an affection
of the heart produced by the depressing influences of the extreme cold
From Geneva Advertiser 8
Henry King died of pneumonia at his home on Castle street
yesterday morning, March 7th, after a long and painful illness. He was
born in England May 12, 1825, so that he was nearly 79 years of age. He
came to Geneva in November, 1830, so that more than 74 years of his
life have been spent here. Ever since we knew him, he has been the
proprietor of a livery and exchange stable, and at the time of his
death we doubt if there was a man in Geneva who has been longer in one
line of business than he. His wife, a daughter of J. Everson, has been
dead some years. He leaves four children, Alice, James, Henry and
Theodore, all residing in Geneva except James, whose home is in
Buffalo. Mr. King leaves considerable property, which no doubt he has
dispersed by will. It may be that one or two of his
sons will carry on his business.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 March 1904
After being sick for eight
days with pneumonia, Henry King, who has conducted
a livery stable at No. 35 Castle street for half a century, died at his
home, No. 51 Castle street, at 10 o'clock last evening. If the deceased
had lived until May 12, he would have been seventy-nine years of age.
Mr. King was one of the oldest and most respected business men of the
city. He was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, and came to this
country and city with his parents when he was
five years old. He started out for himself at the age of fifteen and
after various employments, opened a livery on Canal street in
1849. On the expiration of five years of business at that stand,
he moved to his present location on Castle street, where he has since
remained. Mr. King was a master mason, having joined Ark lodge 33,
Free and Accepted Masons, in 1880. He was also an attendant at St.
Peter's church. The deceased is survived by three sons, James, Henry
Theodore S. King; one daughter, Alice E. King, and one brother, John
Silas King, all of this city, and one sister, Mrs. M. E. Mann of
Washington, D. C. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Wednesday
from the house, Rev. John B. Hubbs, D. D., pastor of St. Peter's
church, officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 May 1907
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Henry U. King occurred
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Maine, at
Manlius. With her husband, Mrs. King lived on their farm south of
Phelps for a number of years until this spring, when they disposed of
the farm and moved
to Manlius to reside with their daughter. Mrs. King had been in failing
health for several months. Besides her husband she leaves one son,
William King of Phelps, and one daughter, Mrs. Maine of Manlius.
Undertaker Yells left for that place yesterday and will bring the
remains here for burial.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 June 1909
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The remains of Henry U. King, who
short distance from this village, but who for
several months past had been making his home with his daughter at
Manlius, where he died Monday night, were brought to this village
yesterday. The funeral services will be held today at the Baptist
church at Orleans, and the services will be conducted by Rev. C. W.
Turrell, pastor of the Universalist church in this village. The
interment will be made in the family lot in the Orleans cemetery. The
deceased is survived by a daughter and a son, both of Manlius.
From Ontario County Journal 26 May 1899
Phelps, N. Y. - Irving D. King, an honored resident and successful
farmer of this town, who had been in feeble health for the past year or
more, died last Saturday morning at his home in Orleans, aged 64 years.
His death was due to muscular atrophy. Two sons and one daughter
survive. The funeral services were on Monday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Fox of
Orleans officiating. Interment was in the family plot at that place.
The deceased was a brother of Mrs. Fred Stotenburg of this village.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 December 1904
Canandaigua, N. Y. - John King, a well-known carpenter and
contractor of the town of Canandaigua, died
at his home on North Pearl street Sunday evening of heart failure,
brought on by an attack of grip from which he has suffered several
days. Deceased was about the house as usual, and death occurred while
he was sitting in a chair reading a newspaper. Survivors are
his wife, two daughters, Mrs. James Williamson of Canandaigua, and
Mrs. John Perry of Shortsville, and two sons, John and James of
From Naples Record 25 June 1880
Died, June 10, 1880, at his home in Naples, N. Y., John King, aged
75. Mr. King was born in Florida, Orange Co., N. Y., in 1805. His
parents were poor and from early youth he was compelled to labor. When
quite young, he did errands for Dr. Seward, father of the late William
H. Seward, with whom he was quite intimate. About 1815, his parents
moved to the then, so called, Lake Country, in Seneca Co. After a few
years, Mr. King, then a boy of 15, came to Milo Center, in Yates Co. He
learned the trade of chair-making of a Mr. Strobridge and worked at
that till he was 22 years old. He was married then to Miss Charlotte
Wisner, by whom he had two daughters, Jane and Rebecca. Jane became the
wife of William Ohelman of this place; Rebecca married Hiram Arnold of
Iowa. Both of these daughters died before their father. Mr. King lost
his wife after being married only five years. His business at that time
was wagon-making, until in 1842 he came to Naples and settled in
Garlinghouse on the same farm he occupied when he died. In 1845 he
married Malinda Stephenson, by whom he had ten children, of whom nine
were privileged to attend the funeral; one, Fanny, died five years ago.
Mr. King went to his native place twice, after leaving it, to visit a
sister and other relatives. The first time his mother and two daughters
accompanied him, more than 40 years ago. The second time, in 1862, the
writer went with him, and well remembers how very much he enjoyed the
visit, and he often spoke of it in after years with great pleasure. Mr.
King was an upright citizen, a good neighbor, and a kind husband and
father, and his presence is sadly missed from the home circle. We
trust, however, that their loss will be his gain. His funeral, on
Saturday, June 12, was largely attended, and his his remains were
buried in the Garlinghouse cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 March 1915
John Silas King, aged 85 years, who has been ill for some time at
his home, 28 Tillman street, died yesterday afternoon. Mr. King was
born in Geneva and was its oldest native-born citizen. Mr. King has
lived a retired life for many years, but earlier was in the trucking
business. Besides his wife, he leaves one daughter, Mrs. James Lovejoy,
of this city; three half-brothers, William and Frank King of
Washington, D. C.; and David King of Fairgrove, Mich.; one half sister,
Mrs. Emma Mann of Washington, D. C.; two grandchildren, Charles and
Arthur J. Lovejoy; two great-grandchildren; three nephews, James, Henry
and Theodore King, all of Geneva. Funeral services will be held from
his late home tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. David H. Craver,
pastor of the North Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be
made in the Washington Street Cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 18 July 1890
Mrs. Joseph King died in Phelps July 9th at the advanced age
of 95 years. She had been a resident of Phelps 53 years.
From Ontario County
Journal 22 March 1878
Died - L. F. King, departed this life Friday, March 15th, aged 44
years. His funeral was held at his late residence, one mile
northwest of Clifton Springs, on Sunday last. Notwithstanding the
rain and mud, there was a very large attendance. He was highly
respected by all who knew him, and the town sustains a great loss in
his death. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his death.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 July 1906
The funeral of Mrs. Laura Peck King was held this afternoon
from the home of her mother, Mrs. H. M. Peck, No. 137 Lafayette avenue.
The Rev. C. E. Jewell of the First Methodist church officiated and the
burial was in Whitney's Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 June 1929
Mrs. Lottie M. King, aged 40, wife of Irving C. King, 202 Lewis
street, died at the Dixon Sanitarium yesterday afternoon. Besides her
husband, she is survived by three children, Donald, Elizabeth and
Robert; and one brother, Willard Swart of Rochester. Mrs. King was a
member of the First Methodist church and of the Mizpah Sunday School
Class of that church. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2
o'clock from her late home with Rev. R. H. Huse of the Methodist church
officiating. Interment will be in the Orleans Cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 9 November 1916
The funeral of Mrs. Mary King, widow of Alonzo B. King, was
held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leora Farnsworth, east of this
village, on Sunday. Mrs. King was a daughter of Richard and Nancy Hoes,
and was born at Canaan, Columbia county, on February 20, 1834. The
larger part of her
life was spent in this section. She was married to Alonzo B. King at
home in Port Gibson on Nov. 14, 1855. His demise occurred about a year
The survivors are two sons, Wade R. King of Manchester and George King
Hopewell; three daughters, Mrs. Julius F. Aldrich of Farmington; Mrs.
Fox of Manchester; and Mrs. Farnsworth.
From Geneva Daily Times 31 March 1904
Theodore F. King died after
a protracted illness shortly after 12 o'clock this morning at his home,
No. 221 Castle street, aged fifty-eight years. The deceased was a
half-brother of Henry King, who died March 6. Theodore King was born in
this city, where he was educated, and
learned the carpenter's trade which he followed throughout his life. A
major portion of his life was spent out of the city. Among the
places where he lived were several towns in Virginia, Washington
and Canandaigua. Some eighteen years ago he returned to his native
town and followed his trade for three years, but owing to enfeebled
health, he at that time was compelled to retire. For fifteen years he
had been obliged to refrain from hard labor and three years he had been
an invalid. During his illness he experienced religion and was of the
Methodist faith. The deceased is survived by his widow, four brothers,
Silas of Geneva, William and Frank of Washington, and David of
Michigan; one sister, Mrs. Emma Mann, of Washington. Burial
From Naples Record 17 November 1943
Wade R. King, 82, who for the past few yrs has spent much time with
his daughter, Mrs. John C. Bolles, in Naples, died last Friday,
November 12, 1943, in the Memorial Hospital in Canandaigua, where he
had been a patient for a few weeks. Mr. King was born near Port Gibson,
town of Manchester, on December 16, 1860, a son of Alonzo B. and Mary
Hoes King. Until his retirement in 1922, he was always a farmer in
Manchester township, except for three years' service as turnkey at the
Ontario County jail when John C. Bolles was sheriff. Mr. King leaves
two daughters, Mrs. John C. Bolles of Naples, and Mrs. Harriet Hayward
of Manchester; two sisters, Mrs. Leora Farnsworth and Mrs. Clara Fox of
Clifton Springs; three grandchildren, Miss Marian Elizabeth Bolles and
Miss Martha Bolles of Naples, and Walter Millham Hayward, Sr., of
Buffalo; one great-grandson, Walter Hayward, Jr. His wife, Ella C.
Herendeen King, whom he married on February 16, 1887, died on December
10, 1936. Services were held on Sunday at 3 p.m. from the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Harriet Hayward, in Manchester, the Rev. Leon L.
Swarthout officiating. Interment was made in Brookside Cemetery, in
From Ontario County Journal 11 November 1898
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - On Saturday occurred the death of one of
the most esteemed citizens of this place, Mrs. Abby Kingsbury. She
ill long, but died as many would wish to die, when the
time comes. She laid down and went to sleep. She is survived by five
children, Mrs. Marcia LaFevre, Mrs. Sylvia Griggs, both of New
Rochelle; Mrs. Harriet Phelps, Miss Abbie S. E., and John Kingsbury, of
this place. Her oldest son, George B. died on March 12, 1898. One
sister, Mrs. Hiram Steele, survives and four grandchildren, Howard R.
Ware and Mrs. Jane Griggs Colley, Mrs. Edith LaFevre Bouton of New
Rochelle, and Miss Minnie P. Kingsbury of this place. Her oldest
grandchild, Mrs. Lizzie Griggs Pride, died two years ago. Mrs.
Kingsbury was born in Providence, Rhode Island, Nov. 27, 1804, and was
the daughter of Daniel Hayden, who moved to East Bloomfield in 1858,
and lived on the farm on the north Canandaigua road. They moved to the
village 20 years ago. Mr. Kingsbury died in 1858. Mrs. Kingsbury was an
active and devoted member of the Congregational church for 40 years.
Personally she was cordial, kind and a most reliable, devoted friend.
For the last nine years she had been blind but had been very patient.
The funeral services were held from her late home on Wednesday
afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. C. C. Johnson, a former pastor of the
Congregational church, officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 18 March 1898
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - From his late residence on Tuesday
afternoon at 3 o'clock was held the funeral of George B. Kingsbury,
a respected citizen of this place, who died on Saturday, after an
illness of two or three days, at the age of 68 years. Besides one
daughter, Minnie E. Kingsbury, a mother and four sisters survive, Mrs.
Griggs and Mrs. LaFever of Waterbury, Conn., Mrs. Phelps and Miss Abbie
Kingsbury of this place; and one brother, J. S. Kingsbury. The funeral
services were in charge of Rev. M. L. Stimson, pastor of the
Congregational church of which the deceased was a member.
From Ontario County Journal 25 June 1897
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Died, on Tuesday morning, June 22,
at his residence on East Main street, Capt. George W. Kingsbury. He
a daughter and a son, Cora and Rufus H Kingsbury.
From Ontario County Journal 8 March 1895
Last Friday night, Hampton Kingsbury died at his home on
Buffalo street at the age of 82 years. He had been a resident of
Canandaigua about 20 years, moving here from Bristol, where he was
engaged in farming. He leaves two sons and two daughters, Sherman of
this village, and Addison of New York city; Mrs. Elihu Briggs and Mrs.
Spafford Buckelew of Bristol. Funeral services were conducted Sunday by
Rev. A. L. Freeman.
From Ontario County Times 20 June 1888
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - John S. Kingsbury, whose death
occurred at his home in this place, June 8th, was buried from his late
residence Monday p.m., 11th instant. The funeral services were
conducted by the Rev. Mr. Moir, assisted by Rev. Mr. Bradley, and the
choir of the Congregational church. Mr. Kingsbury was the youngest son
of Judge John Kingsbury, of Waterbury, Conn., was born November 18th,
1801, therefore was in his eighty-seventh year. His brother, Julius J.
B. Kingsbury, Major U. S. A., died in 1857. His oldest brother, Charles
D. Kingsbury, of Waterbury, Conn., is still living, and in his
ninety-third year. In 1825, he married Abby, daughter of Daniel Hayden,
of Waterbury, Conn., who is left to mourn his loss, after a journey
through life together of more than sixty-one years. In early life he
was identified with the manufacturing interests of his native place,
being associated with his father-in-law in the manufacture of buttons
and various other articles. They were the first to manufacture cloth
buttons, covered by machinery. The tools being invented and made by
Daniel Hayden. In 1850 he came to this place and bought a farm, and
remained but one year, returning to Conn. He returned again in 1858 and
made this his home the remainder of his life. A pure life characterized
by honesty and honor. He was often known to remark: "Any man degrades
his manhood who seeks to make another's misfortune or necessity his
opportunity for gain." Modest with respect to all his attainments. All
who knew him well were impressed with his true nobility of character.
After six months of suffering, patiently borne, he passed away quietly
as he had lived, with the firm conviction that he should meet loved
ones on the other shore. He leaves, besides his wife, two sons and four
daughters, one grandson and four granddaughters.The three married
daughters of the late Mr. Kingsbury, Mrs. Griggs, Mrs. LeFerre and Mrs.
Phelps, all of New Rochelle, near New York City, were home at their
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 31 January 1916
Canandaigua, N. Y., Jan. 30 - The funeral of Sherman W. Kingsbury will
be held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles H. Brockelbank, at
2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. Rev. Charles Eddy, of the Methodist
church and Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord, of the Episcopal church, will
officiate. The interment will be made in West avenue cemetery. Mr.
Kingsbury died very suddenly Saturday morning at 8:45 o'clock of
neuralgia of the heart. For the past few years, he had made his home
with his daughter and son-in-law here but prior to that he was engaged
in business in New York for about twenty years. Thirty years ago he was
one of the most widely known business men in Canandaigua, conducted a
grocery store for some years, ran a meat market, dealt in produce,
particularly hops, and built the Kingsbury Opera House in Beeman
street, now known as the Davidson Theater. He plunged into purchasing
hops heartily, expecting to reap big financial returns, but was caught
adversely when the market went down and lost many thousands of dollars,
which forced his retirement from his many activities here and he took
up a commissions business in New York.
He was born in Bristol September 8, 1843, but came with his parents to
Canandaigua. On September 8, 1868, he married Miss Julia Jobes of
Canandaigua, besides whom he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Charles H.
Brockelbank; a sister, Mrs. Elihu Briggs of East Bloomfield; and a
brother, Addison Kingsbury, now an inmate of the Canandaigua Health
Home, suffering with paralysis.
From Ontario County Journal 2 March 1888
Canadice, N. Y. - Mrs. Ambrose Kingsley, an old lady, died about
three weeks since. Her husband and several children mourn her loss.
From Ontario County Journal 8 January 1897
AMBROSE KINGSLEY - HOMER A. KINGSLEY
Canadice, N. Y. - A strange coincidence happened in this town last
week, the substance of which is as follows: Ambrose Kingsley, one
inhabitants of the town, died at the residence of his
son, Addison, on Dec. 30, the funeral being held Jan. 1. He left three
children, Addison, of this town; Homer A. of Rochester, and Mrs. Lucy
Rider of Hornellsville. Deceased was 88 years old.
After the services, Homer A. of Rochester, went to W. D.
Caskey's to stay over night, and during the evening, while all were
engaged in conversation, suddenly, and without any warning, his head
fell forward on his breast, and he died instantly. An undertaker came
from Rochester and removed the remains to that city, where a wife and a
15-year-old daughter survive him. Mr. Kingsley was born in this town,
but afterwards removed to Rochester, and went into the hardware
business. He has been secretary of the Western New York Agricultural
Society for many years. He has also been a member of the board of
directors, and at one time was president of that body. His death was a
great shock to the community in which he lived, as well as to his many
relatives and friends in this town.
From Ontario County Journal 18 October 1889
Died in Hopewell, September 25th, Bradford Kingsley, aged 63
years, 1 month and 5 days. The deceased was born in the town of
Ballston, Saratoga county, N. Y., Aug. 20th, 1826, and moved with his
Perinton, Monroe county, in 1836, and to the town of Hopewell, Ontario
county, in the year following. With the exception of five years
in Clifton Springs, N. Y., he lived in this town forty-two years.
that time he filled the office of assessor three terms and for three
represented the town in the board of supervisors. On January 1st, 1852,
he married Miss Caroline T. Baker who died in 1885, leaving two
a son and daughter, and in March, 1888, he married Miss Lavinia
who, with the two children above-mentioned, survive him. Mr. Kingsley
no eulogy at our hands. It is written on the hearts of all who knew
kind and genial in his disposition with an inherent love for truth and
he left a vacancy in the community which will long be felt. His funeral
was attended at his late residence, September 27th, from whence
friends and neighbors bore him to his last resting place.
From Ontario County Journal 20 November 1885
Mrs. Caroline Kingsley died in Hopewell,
Ontario county, N. Y., Nov. 2d, 1885, aged 55 years. She was
born at the Baker homestead, within a short distance of where
she died, on Feb. 15th, 1830. On Jan. 1st, 1852, she joined her
fortunes with Bradford Kingsley, and excepting five years' residence in
Clifton Springs, N. Y., always lived on farms adjoining the old
homestead. A long and painful illness preceded her demise, which was
borne with uncomplaining fortitude and resignation. At times the
lamp of hope spread into a broader flame, only to be dimmed by
the chilling blast of despair, till finally the passing wave of Death's
wing, as he flew silent by, extinguished it forever. The life of
Mrs. Kingsley was uneventful, as the world records events, but if
love for all and the exercise of all those little acts of kindness
which go to make up the sum of human happiness were written, then,
indeed was her life full of events. Even in the hours of her greatest
suffering the welfare and comfort of those around her were paramount
to her own. Hers it was to exemplify in its fullest sense the Golden
Rule -- "Do unto others as ye would that they should do unto you."
A loving wife, a fond mother, an affectionate sister, a true friend has
gone to her reward.
Her funeral took place from her late residence on Thursday, Nov. 5th,
1885, attended by a large concourse of
relatives, friends and acquaintances, where, amid flowering tributes,
the long-drawn sigh, the quivering lip and the tearful eye evinced
the esteem in which she was held by all.
From Ontario County Times 4 September 1872
At the residence of his mother, on Bemis street, in this village,
on Monday morning last, Franklin S. Kingsley, aged 27 years.
Frank was a member of Hook and Ladder Company No. 1, and was highly
esteemed by his associates, who turned out in a body to attend his
funeral yesterday afternoon. He was a nephew of Mr. John E. Booth of
this town. But a short time since the deceased accompanied his brother
firemen on their excursion, apparently in good health.
From Ontario County Journal 12 January 1894
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Joseph Kingsley died at his home, about
four miles south of this place, last Sunday, aged 69 years. Mr.
Kingsley was an old resident of this section and was very highly
esteemed by all who knew him. The funeral services were held from his
late home, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 October 1908
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - On Tuesday evening at the Clifton Springs
Sanitarium occurred the death of Dr. Beverly O. Kinnear, after
an illness of only two days. Dr. Kinnear has been a member of the
medical staff for the past eleven years and has many friends in this
village. His wife died in the this village about six months ago. Dr.
Kinnear is survived by his little daughter, Dorothy. Dr. Kinnear was
about 60 years old and came to this village from New York City. He had
been a resident of London, Paris, and St. Johns, N. B., before coming
here. The funeral services will be held this afternoon and the remains
will be taken to Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City, for burial beside
From Geneva Daily Times 14 April 1908
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - On Sunday morning occurred the death of Mrs.
Kinnear, wife of Dr. Beverley O. Kinnear,
their rooms in the Clifton Springs Sanitarium. Mrs. Kinnear had been in
health for a long time and her condition had been serious for some
She was 43 years old and had been married for the past fifteen years.
father, J. E. Stabb, was Justice of the Peace of Newfoundland, and her
Hon. Nicholas Stabb, held a high office. She is survived by her
Dr. Kinnear, who is a member of the medical staff of the Sanitarium,
position he has held for some few years; also by her daughter of, Miss
Dorothy Kinnear. Funeral services were held in the Sanitarium chapel
afternoon. Rev. S. H. Adams, chaplain, and Rev. Dr. B. D. Muller
The remains were taken on an evening train to New York City for burial.
From Ontario County Times 23 February 1887
The body of Brian Kinney, a laborer of Geneva, was found
in Seneca Lake near that village on Thursday. Kinney left his home on
Friday of the week before and was last seen in an intoxicated condition
in the evening of that day.
From Ontario County Chronicle 17 June 1903
John Kinney, aged 69 years, died at his home in Geneva Saturday
evening. Death was the result of injuries sustained a week ago last
Wednesday, when Mr. Kinney was knocked down by a bicycle ridden by
Joseph DeWolf. Mr. Kinney is survived by his widow who is totally
blind; also two sons, Michael Kinney of Auburn and John K. Kinney; and
one daughter, Mrs. John A. Bramer of Geneva.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 September 1905
Nathaniel P. Kinney, sixty-four years of age, died at 3 o'clock
this morning at his home, No. 31 Monroe street. The deceased is
survived by his widow, one sister, Mrs. Silas
Crutchfield, and one nephew, Frederick C. Kinney.
From Geneva Gazette 29 May 1868
SUICIDE AT CANANDAIGUA - The Times states that Seeley
Kinney of that village committed suicide on Monday morning by
hanging. He was collector of the town, having been elected in
March last. Of late his health has been much impaired, unfitting
for business, which made him despondent. He had frequently
expressed himself as tired of life, and hoped for death to
release him from bodily ailments. While his family were absent, he hung
himself from a beam in his woodshed, and when discovered by a neighbor,
life was extinct.
From Geneva Gazette 14 April 1893
Wm. F. Kinney, son of the late Garret Kinney and son-in-law of B.
F. Cleggett, died last Wednesday night of consumption, aged about 37
years. He was held in high esteem especially by his colored
friends. His wife and one child constitute his immediate family.
Funeral this afternoon at 4 o'clock.
From Geneva Gazette 13 November 1891
Saturday evening last the four-year-old daughter of Patrick
of Canandaigua, built a bonfire of papers in center of the floor
while her mother was a neighbor's house. The flames reached the
girl's clothing and she was
severely burned before the neighbors who heard her screams could come
to her assistance. The little girl died the next day.
Laura Kinsella, four years of age, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Patrick Kinsella, on Gorham street, in this village, was fatally burned
on Saturday morning. The child and two younger brothers had been
left alone in the house during the absence of the mother, and in some
way they secured
a box of matches and proceeded to build a fire of newspapers on the
floor. Laura's dress caught fire and before
assistance arrived she was burned beyond a possibility of recovery.
Death ensued at 11 o'clock the same night. One of the boys
was also burned, but fortunately not seriously. Can. Times
From Canandaigua Chronicle 29 November 1905
At his home at 191 Gorham street, on Monday morning, occurred the
death of Thomas Kinsella, a well-known and respected citizen
of this place. Mr. Kinsella, who was 72 years of age, has been a
resident of Canandaigua for about 50 years. He is survived by seven
children, four sons, Michael, Frank J., Thomas and Richard; and three
daughters, Mrs. T. Linehan and Elizabeth, all of this village; and Mrs.
Andrew McGreggor of Syracuse. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning
at 10 o'clock from St. Mary's church.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 January 1931
Orleans, N. Y. - Funeral services were held today for John T. Kinsey, a
former Orleans resident who died at the home of Frank Winburn, near
Phelps Junction, Friday evening. Mr. Kinsey had been ill but a few
hours, with a heart attack, and his death came as a shock to relatives
and friends. John T. Kinsey was born June 24, 1843, in the town of
Newton, Montgomery County, Wales, and came to this country at an early
age. The greater part of his life has been spent in this vicinity. His
wife died in May, 1919. Surviving relatives are two sons, Richard O.
Kinsey of this place and Henry Kinsey of Shortsville; two step-sons,
Oliver Winburn of Seneca Castle and Samuel Winburn of Phelps Junction;
also by several grandchildren. Services were held at 1:30 o'clock from
the home of Frank Winburn, with interment in the Orleans cemetery.
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