"K" to "Kel" OBITUARIES
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 13 April 1899
The funeral of Frank Kabsnitz, who died at his home on Center
st. Tuesday night, will be held at St. Mary's Church tomorrow morning.
The Maccabees, in which he was insured for $2000, will attend as an
organization. He was also insured for $2000 to the Equitable. Until
incapacitated by illness, Mr. Kabsnitz conducted a clothing business
From Ontario County Journal 25 April 1913
Discouraged over his continued illness, regarding which physicians gave him little encouragement, August Kaiser, aged
60 years, residing on Niagara street with his wife and son, ended his
life on Friday afternoon by shooting himself in the breast. Coroner A.
W. Armstrong investigated and rendered a verdict of suicide. The
remains were interred in Woodlawn on Monday and burial services were
conducted by Rev. G. L. Morrill.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 April 1904
Susana, widow of John Kaiser, died at 1 o'clock this
morning at the home of her son-in-law, H. C. Schroeder, No. 185 Main
street. The deceased was in her seventy-sixth year. Mrs. Kaiser was
born in Germany, came to this country at the age of nine and to this
city three years ago on the death of her husband which took place at
Newark. She is survived by two sons, John and Jacob Baker, of Chicago;
daughters, Mrs. H. C. Schroeder of this city and Mrs. W. B. Dingman of
Rochester. The funeral will take place at 11 o'clock, Monday,
from the house, Rev. W. J. Schmalle officiating. After the funeral the
body will be taken to Lyons for interment.
From Geneva Gazette 9 November 1900
MRS. JAMES D. KALLEHER died at the family residence, 33 North
street, Friday night at 11 o'clock, aged 67 years. She is survived by
her husband, Sergeant James D. Kalleher. The funeral took place
from St. Francis de Sales Church; interment in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 September 1906
Naples, N. Y. - Basil Kaltenbach died Saturday, aged about 60
years. He was struck in the abdomen by a slab thrown from the buzz saw
which he was using. His son heard a noise in the mill and going out
found his father crawling on his hands and knees towards the door. The
accident happened at noon on Friday. He was an industrious man and had
many friends. He leaves a wife, two sons and three daughters.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 January 1905
Phelps, N. Y. - Martin L. Kanause, fifty-nine years old, a tenant
on the John Gifford farm north of here, died yesterday morning. Mr.
Kanause had been working in the woods Monday, and as a tree was about
to fall the top lodged against the surrounding trees. He stood gazing
at it a few minutes, when suddenly he was seized with a dizziness and
fell to the ground. He was later removed to his home, where he died.
The physicians assigned the cause of his death to be due to a ruptured
blood vessel. The deceased was a member of the Baptist church and had
been a resident of the
town but a few years. He leaves a widow and several children. The
funeral will be held from the Baptist church tomorrow at 3 o'clock,
Rev. Hogeman officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 19 June 1885
The funeral of Mrs. Wealthy Kanaus was held at the
residence of her sister, Mrs. Sadler, on Wednesday afternoon. She was
about 75 years of age, and died from paralysis.
From Ontario County Journal 20 March 1914
The death of Mrs. Catherine Kane occurred at her home on
Saltonstall street on Monday, aged 63 years. Death was due to
erysipelas. There survive a daughter, Mrs. Matthew Murphy of
Canandaigua; and two sisters, Miss Nellie Gannon and Mrs. Daniel Kelly,
of Syracuse. The funeral services were held at St. Mary's Church on
Wednesday morning. Interment in Calvary Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily
Times 17 December 1902
Coleman Kane, father of Daniel Kane, chief of police, and of T. A.
the prominent grocer, died at his home in Exchange street at
4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, aged 77 years. The deceased had
a slight stroke of paralysis last Friday. It was thought at first that
he recover but later complications arose which resulted in his death
yesterday afternoon. The deceased was born in County Clare, Ireland.
He came to this city fifty-five years ago. During his early
residence in Geneva, Mr. Kane was variously occupied, but for the past
ten years, he had led a
retired life, except that he assisted his son in the grocery store. He
is survived by a widow, one sister, Mrs. Edward Hefferon of this
city; one brother, Thomas Kane of California; three sons, John, Daniel
E., and T. A., all of Geneva; four daughters, Miss Mary Kane, Mrs. M.
F. Connolly, Mrs. E. J. Broderick and Mrs. E. J. Mulcahy, all of
Geneva. The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock Friday morning from
St. Francis de Sales church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's
From Geneva Daily Times 4 September 1906
Mrs. Elizabeth Kane, aged fifty-one years,
wife of Daniel Kane, chief of the Geneva police department, died
at the home of James Fitzsimmons, near Ovid, at twenty minutes
past seven o'clock last night. The cause of death is not exactly
known. Mrs. Kane has been a sufferer for some time from a pressure of
blood on the brain. This pressure was such that it frequently caused
fainting spells and it was in one of these fainting spells that death
came. Mrs. Kane, accompanied by her son, Daniel, left last Sunday
for a week's visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Fitzsimmons, near
Ovid. Yesterday afternoon she was taken ill. Word was immediately sent
to Ovid for a physician, and to Father Hendricks, and also to Mr. Kane
at Geneva. Mr. Kane left here for Ovid immediately after receiving word
of his wife's illness but he did not arrive there until after eight
The deceased is survived by her husband, six children, Thomas,
William, Elizabeth, John, Albert and Daniel Kane; four sisters, Mrs.
Lydon, Mrs. William Lydon, Miss Margaret Tannian and Mrs. P. H. Hickey,
one brother, Michael Tannian, all of this city. The remains were
here this morning. The funeral announcements will be made later. Burial
From Ontario County Journal 18 March 1898
Phelps, N. Y. - Ellen, the wife of John Kane, who was
struck with paralysis seven weeks since, had been gradually failing and
passed away on Wednesday noon. A husband and son survive, besides an
aged father. The deceased was 40 years of age at the time of her death.
The funeral services will be held from St. Francis church at 10 o'clock
this forenoon and interment will be made in the Phelps cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 February 1907
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Honora Kane, mother
of John Kane of this place, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
James Fay, at Geneva, Monday afternoon. Her husband died eighteen years
ago. Mrs. Kane was 75 years of age and her death was due to her
Different page -
Mrs. Nora Kane, aged 75 years, died yesterday afternoon
at 4:45 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Fahy, No. 17
Hallenbeck avenue. Death was caused by general debility. She is
by three sons, John Kane of Phelps, Thomas of Scranton, Pa., and Dennis
of Oswego; two daughters, Mrs. John Mahon of Hopewell and Mrs. James
of this city. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 8:30 o'clock
from the house and at nine o'clock from St. Francis de Sales church.
in St. Patrick's.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 June 1923
Canandaigua, N. Y. - City Health Officer, H. R. Barringer, will issue a verdict of death due to apoplexy in the case of Mrs. James Kane, aged
63 years, aged 63 years, a resident of Gorham street, who died suddenly
Thursday afternoon. Funeral services will be held from St. Mary's
Church Monday morning. Deceased was working in her garden when stricken
and was dead when discovered by members of the family. She leaves three
daughters, Misses Anna, Bessie and May Kane, of this city; and three
sisters, Mrs. Joseph Gardner, Mrs. Philip Moore and Mrs. James Tighe,
all of Syracuse.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 14 November 1916
Geneva, Nov. 13 - John Kane, of
No. 14 Exchange street, died this morning at 11 o'clock, after a long
illness. Mr. Kane was well-known in this city where he was born about
sixty years ago. He had lived here most of his life. For the past twenty
years he was engaged with his brother, Thomas A. Kane, in the grocery
business. After the brother's death, he managed the store up to the time
the business was closed several months ago. Mr. Kane leaves his wife,
two children. Harry Kane and Miss Loretta Kane; his mother, Mrs. Coleman Kane; a brother, Chief
of Police Daniel Kane, and three sisters, Miss Mary Kane, Mrs. Edward
J. Broderick and Mrs. Edward J. Mulcahy, all of this city. The funeral
will take place from St. Francis de Sales Church on Wednesday morning.
Interment will be made at St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 July 1895
Michael Kane, of Phelps, 28 years of age, died at the hospital in
Geneva on Monday, the 8th inst.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 October 1907
Mrs. Edith B. Karr, aged 38 years, died yesterday afternoon at
3 o'clock, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Charles K. Benjamin of No. 8
Sherrill street. Death was due to typhoid fever. She is survived by her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Crane of Kendaia; two sisters, Mrs. C. K.
of this city and Mrs. T. H. Beachway of Rochester; two brothers, Thomas
of Port Byron and Carl Crane of Kendaia. The remains were taken on the
o'clock Lehigh Valley train this morning to the house of her father in
The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Mr.
of Kendaia will officiate.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 February 1937
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Funeral services were held for Charles E. Karstead from
his home on the Clifton Springs-Manchester Road on Saturday afternoon.
He is survived by his wife, Ella Bailey Karstead; one son, Edward
Karstead of Warsaw, one daughter, Mrs. Porter C. Savage of Brooklyn;
one brother, Lewis Karstead of Beloit, Wis. Services were conducted by
Rev. Lester Schaff, pastor of the Methodist Church, and by Garoga
Chapter F. and A. M., O. J. DeVall and D. B. Williams acting as Master
and Chaplain respectively. Burial was in Pioneer Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 May 1937
Clifton Springs - Mrs. Ella M. Karstead died
Tuesday at her home on the Clifton Springs-Shortsville road. She is
survived by one son, Edward Karstead of Warsaw, N. Y., and one daughter,
Mrs. Peter Savage of Brooklyn, also two grandchildren. Funeral services
will be held from the home on Friday afternoon at 2:30. Burial in Pioneer Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 May 1908
Mrs. Mary A. Kating, wife of John Kating, died this morning at 8
o'clock at the family residence, No. 34 Elm street. She was 70 years
old. She was born in New York, but for over 60 years has lived in this
city. Besides her husband, she leaves one brother, John Carr, of
Syracuse. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Fairport Herald Mail 25 February 1926
Last Friday this community was shocked at the sudden death of Henry B. Katkamier, at
the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. H. Stevenson, where he was spending a
portion of his time. He was nearly 80 years old, having been born in
this town July 20, 1846. On Sept. 14, 1869, he was married to Miss
Charlotte A. Selleck, who died on the 36th anniversary of their wedding
day. Mr. Katkamier is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth M.
Stevenson; three nieces, Mrs. Lillian Popenhusen of Farmington, Mrs.
Thomas Kelsey of Mecklenburg, Mrs. Lena M. Camburn of Adrian, Mich.;
and four nephews, Parker E. Wixom of Albany, Henry R. Wixom of
Waterloo, Stephen B. Wixom of Philadelphia, A. B. Katkamier of
Farmington. Mr. Katkamier was a member of the Orthodox Friends church
and of Farmington Grange. The funeral services were conducted Monday
afternoon from his late residence, Rev. E. Partington officiating.
Burial in the North Farmington Cemetery.
From Victor Herald 31 August 1895
Farmington, N. Y. - Mrs. Rebecca Katkamier, who had a cancer
removed last week Tuesday, did not long survive the operation. She
died on Saturday morning about two o'clock. It was a great shock to
her friends as but very few knew how serious was her condition. The
funeral services were held at the house on Monday afternoon, Rev. Dynes
of Macedon Centre, assisted by John Cline of Victor, officiated. She
a husband, a son and a daughter of this place, a brother and sister of
Michigan, and many other friends in the church to which she belonged,
the Grange and the W. C. T. U.
From Ontario County Journal 21 July 1876
Suicide in South Bristol - A man named Marquis D. Kauffman, residing
the town of South Bristol, committed suicide by strangulation on
Friday morning of last week. He went out to his barn from the
house before breakfast, and not returning in time for breakfast, his
family commenced search for him, and finally found him in the upper
part of the barn, with strap around his neck and fastened above, and he
on his knees on the hay and leaning with his throat bearing upon the
strap - not suspended by it. He was dead when discovered, and had
probably committed the act when he first
went out from the house. He made a similar attempt at suicide about a
year ago, and was probably laboring under an aberration of mind
on both occasions.
From Ontario County Journal 30 May 1890
Miller's Corners, N. Y. - George Kaufield, living about two
miles west of here, was walking on the railroad track near Honeoye
Falls last Saturday, when he was struck by the 6 p.m. train and killed.
His body was put on board the train and taken to Honeoye Falls. He was
65 years of
age and leaves a wife and one son, Chris. Kaufield, and one daughter,
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 9 December 1938
Phelps, N. Y. - Herbert M. Kaufman, 52, died yesterday in his
home in West Main street after a long illness Surviving are his
widow and two daughters, Miss Grace Kaufman and Mrs. Peter Schefke of
Phelps; his mother, Mrs. Charles Rogen of Hughesville, Pa.; and two
brothers, Woodbridge of Hughesville and Oakland Woodbridge of Muncie,
Pa. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the home, with burial in
From Geneva Daily Times 15 February 1921
Mrs. Floyd Kaufmann of 596 Exchange street, died this morning at
the Geneva City Hospital after a short illness. She is survived by her
husband, one son, Donald Edward, of this city and an infant daughter;
also her mother, Mrs. Martha Griswold.
Burial Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 18 October 1895
The death of Louis Kaufmann occurred at his home on
Bristol street Wednesday morning. Deceased was 52 years of age and had
been a resident of Canandaigua about 20 years. A portion of that time
he was employed in Louis Mutschler's meat market. He was a veteran of
the late war being a member of Company G, 45th N. Y. Infantry. Besides
a widow, he leaves six children. Funeral services will be held this
afternoon at 3 o'clock from his late residence.
From Ontario County Journal 5 January 1912
Ionia, N. Y. - The death of Michael Kavanaugh, a respected
resident of this place, and a veteran of the Civil war, occurred at
Ionia on Wednesday. He was born in Ireland 75 years ago and came to
Ionia when very young. In 1868 he was married to Miss Mary Kiley, who
survives him. Two children also survive, Mrs. J. Garrett Smith of New
York City, a formerly member of the Canandaigua Academy faculty, and
one son, R. K. Kavanaugh of this place. Funeral services will be held
from the home today at 9:30 a.m. and from St. Joseph's church, West
Bloomfield, at 10:30. Interment at Lima.
From Ontario County Journal 21 July 1911
Death came to John Kaveny, an aged and respected retired
farmer, at his home on Pearl street on Wednesday morning, following a
brief illness. Mr. Kaveny was stricken Monday and soon sank into
unconsciousness, in which condition he remained until his death. He was
born in Ireland 80 years ago last March, came to America when a lad and
most of his life was spent in successful farming in the western part of
this town. Mr. Kaveny and his wife gave up the farm a few years ago and
came to this village to spend their declining years. Besides his wife,
deceased is survived by seven children, Mrs. M. G. Collins, Mrs. M. C.
Canan, Mrs. John Flannigan; and William and Joseph Kaveny, of this
village; John E. Kaveny of Rochester, and Thomas Kaveny of
Philadelphia. Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's church at
9:30 o'clock this morning.
From Ontario County Journal 25 April 1913
The death of Mrs. John Kaveny occurred at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Michael G. Collins, Chapin street, on Wednesday, aged 76
years. She was a lifelong resident of Canandaigua and leaves many
friends to mourn her loss, besides her four sons and three daughters:
John of Rochester, Thomas of Philadelphia, Pa., Joseph and William
Kaveny, Mrs. M. G. Collins, Mrs. M. G. Canan, and Mrs. John Flannigan
of Canandaigua. There also survive two sisters, Mrs. John O'Brien of
Rochester, and Mrs. Louis Bowllan of Canandaigua. The funeral services
will be held at St. Mary's church this morning at 9:30 o'clock.
Interment will be at Calvary cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 22 December 1916
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - Mrs. Kate Cone Kaveny, aged 47 years,
wife of James Kaveny, died at her home near Reeds Corners on Sunday
morning after a long illness. She was born and always lived in the town
of Gorham. She leaves her husband; one daughter and two sons, Margaret,
Joseph and James, Jr., of this place; her aged mother, Mrs. Mary Cone;
three sisters, Mrs. Benjamin Miles of Cheshire, Mrs. James Kunes of
Rushville, Mrs. Gus. Durnin of Penn Yan; and three brothers, John of
Canandaigua, Edward and Martin Cone of Reeds Corners. Funeral services
were held on Tuesday morning at 8:30 o'clock at the home and at 10
o'clock at St. Mary's church, Canandaigua, with interment in Calvary
From Canandaigua Chronicle 18 April 1906
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Kaveny, wife of Thomas
Kaveny, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Martin Cone, Jr., on
Saturday morning, aged 73 years. She has not been well for about four
weeks, but was able to be about the house and died very suddenly while
sitting in a chair. The sudden death cast a gloom over the community,
as all who knew her loved her. She leaves seven children and a number
of grandchildren to mourn her loss. The funeral was largely attended
from the house and from St. Mary's church in Canandaigua on Monday
morning and interment was made in Calvary Cemetery, Canandaigua.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 14 December 1933
Geneva, Dec 13 - Mrs. Ada M. Kean, former Genevan who died in
Buffalo Sunday, was buried today at the Washington Street Cemetery.
Mrs. Kean is survived by four daughters, Mrs. George Smith of
Rochester, and Mrs. George Debolt, Mrs. Frank Staud, and Sister Isadore
of Buffalo; a son, Herbert of Buffalo; two sisters, Mrs. Emily W.
Foreman of Geneva and Mrs. Anna Stevens of Alhambra, Cal.; and a
brother, Stephen West of Geneva.
From Ontario County Journal 25 July 1913
The funeral services of Charles M. Kear, aged 60 years, who
died of tuberculosis last Friday morning , were held from his home on
Center street on Sunday afternoon. Deceased for many years conducted a
blacksmith shop in Main street south. Besides his wife, he is survived
by two daughters and one son, Mrs. George Newland and Edmund Kear, of
Canandaigua, and Mrs. T. H. Sparry of Rochester; also two sisters and
one brother, Mrs. William Kear and Daniel Kear, of Seneca Falls.
Interment was in West avenue cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 29 January 1902
Last week Tuesday George H. Kear died at the home of his
brother, Charles M. Kear, Bristol street, aged 44 years. The deceased
had been a
sufferer from pulmonary trouble for some time, and some months ago went
South to regain his health. He gradually failed however, and returned
the home of his brother only a few weeks previous to his death. He is
by a little daughter, who has the sympathy of all in her sad
He also leaves three brothers, Charles M., of Canandaigua; Daniel of
and Albert, of Michigan; also three sisters, Miss Sarah Kear of Seneca
Miss Delia Kear, of Michigan; and Miss Helen Kear of Waterloo. The
was held Thursday afternoon, Rev. John Q. Adams officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 9 April 1908
Gorham, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Hannah Kearney occurred
afternoon after a short illness. Mrs. Kearney was the widow of James
who preceded her to the grave many years ago. she was one of the oldest
of the village and was in the neighborhood of ninety years of age. She
two sons, Frank and Herbert, a daughter having died in early life.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 April 1904
James Kearns, Jr., twenty-one, died Saturday evening at the home
of his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. James Kearns of No. 226 Genesee street. The deceased had been
ill for six months. Besides his parents he is survived by three
brothers, Michael and Martin Kearns of the city, and
John of Cleveland, Ohio; also three sisters, Miss Mary, Mrs. George
Mosher and Mrs. Charles Lockwood, all of Geneva. The funeral will
take place at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning from St. Francis de Sales
church. Burial in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 August 1910
Martin Kearns died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James
Kearns of No 224 Genesee street, last evening at 7:15. The deceased is
survived by his parents, his widow, three daughters, Lillian, Jennie
and Margaret; two sons, Martin, Jr., and Francis; two brothers, Michael
and John; and two sisters, Mrs. George Mosher and Miss Mary. Burial
St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 May 1909
Mrs. Mary A. Kearns, wife of Michael Kearns, died at 10:05 o'clock
last night at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Jane McWilliams, No. 34
Seymour street. The deceased was 37 years old and had been ill for
about three months. Besides her husband, she leaves one son, Frank; one
daughter, Mary; her stepmother, Mrs. Matthew Mulcahy; one sister, Mrs.
D. Dannahe; two half-sisters, Katherine and Nellie Mulcahy; and one
half-brother, Timothy Mulcahy.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 January 1896
Mrs. Louisa, wife of C. O. S. Kearton, died at the family
home, 70 North Exchange street, at 7:30 this morning. She leaves her
husband and five children to mourn her loss. The oldest of the children
is seven years of age, while the youngest is but eight months old. Mr.
Kearton has been confined to his room for several days and is now
suffering from a severe attack of pneumonia. This is one of the saddest
cases of sickness and death that have been known in Geneva for a long
time. At the time Mr. Kearton was taken sick he was a Divinity student.
Burial in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 25 March 1910
Padelford, N. Y. - On Monday evening, Mrs. Jerry Keating died
her home at Hathaways. The case is a particularly sad one as she
leaves, besides her husband, six small children, the youngest being
about five weeks old.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 February 1909
The funeral of John Keating of No. 34 Elm street will take
place Monday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Francis DeSales church.
Interment in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 1 April 1916
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Katherine Keating occurred
in her home in Pearl street on Thursday afternoon. She was born in
Ireland 73 years ago and lived in this country for forty-seven years.
She had been a resident of Clifton Springs for thirty-eight years. Mrs.
Keating was the widow of Timothy Keating, who died eighteen years ago.
She leaves two daughters, the Misses Katherine and Nora Keating of
Clifton Springs; and three sons, John P. Keating of Rochester; and
Thomas and Dennis Keating, of this village; and several grandchildren.
The funeral will be held on Monday morning from St. Felix Catholic
Church at 9:30 o'clock and interment will be in St. Agnes cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 4 March 1910
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of William Keavney occurred
his home in this town on Monday evening. Mr. Keavney, who was 80
years of age, was born in Galway county, Ireland, and had been a
resident of this town for 57 years. He is survived by his wife, one
daughter, Mrs. Thomas Fitzmorris of Holcomb; and one brother, Thomas,
of Ireland. The funeral was held from St. Bridget's church on Thursday
From Ontario County Times 4 February 1885
Victor, N. Y. - Mr. David Keefe died at his home in this
place on Sunday morning, after a long sickness. Deceased was a young
man of fine character and was highly respected. He leaves a wife and
From Shortsville Enterprise 24 November 1937
Dennis Keefe, aged 84 years, a lifelong resident of Farmington,
died at Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, last Wednesday, following a
long illness. Surviving are three sons, William Keefe of Farmington,
Edward Keefe of Victor and Albert Keefe of Fairport; also seven
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were
held from the Catholic Church in Victor on Saturday morning and burial
was made in the church cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 28 February 1913
Victor, N. Y. - The death of Pierce Keefe, a resident
of this town for many years, occurred on Saturday at the farm home
south of the village. Mr. Keefe had rheumatism for several years, and
recently suffered a stroke, which caused his death. He was 84 years of
age and leaves his wife and seven sons, David, Michael, Joseph, Thomas,
William, John Keefe, all of this town, and Rev. Edward Keefe, a mission
priest in Arkansas. The funeral was held from St. Patrick's church on
Monday morning and interment was made in the Catholic cemetery on High
street. Rev. J. J. Donnelly officiated.
From Victor Herald 5 June 1903
Maurice Keeffe of this town died at his residence Saturday
afternoon after a short illness. Although Mr. Keeffe had been in poor
health for a number of years, his death was unexpected at this time. He
was stricken with paralysis Tuesday and gradually grew worse until
death ended his sufferings. Mr. Keeffe was held in the highest esteem
and respect by all he came in contact with. He was assessor of this
town nine years. He was born in Cork Co., Ireland, in May, 1836, and
came to the United States, landing in New York March 14, 1850. He first
located in Portland, Connecticut, where he remained a year and returned
to New York and located in Victor. February 6, 1868, he married Ellen
Mead, daughter of Bartholomew and Mary Mead of this town. Mr. Keeffe
was a loving husband and kind father. He leaves to mourn his loss a
widow and seven children, David M. and Mrs. M. J. DeLacy of Rochester,
Bartholomew V. of Victor, and John J., Nellie Lovetta, Joanna G. and
Maurice Emmet who reside at home. The funeral was held Tuesday morning
from St. Patrick's Catholic church of which he was a prominent member.
The services were conducted by Rev. J. J. Donnelly, assisted by Rev. P.
A. Neville of East Bloomfield and Rev. M. J. Cluney of Honeoye.
From Ontario County Chronicle 11 February 1903
Friday about noon occurred the death of Mrs. Eliza Keeler, wife
G. E. Keeler, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. W. Kinde, in
Chapin street. She had been ill for some months, and was about 67 years
old. She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Kinde of
Canandaigua, Mrs. Seneca Holman of Rochester, and one son, G. E.
Keeler, Jr. of Elmira. She was a long time resident of Seneca Falls.
From Ontario County Journal 14 October 1904
Stanley, N. Y. - Mrs. John Keeler died at the Geneva hospital on
Oct. 4. The funeral was from the home, about two miles east of Stanley,
on Saturday morning. The deceased was 53 years of age and is survived
by her husband and nine sons, six of whom being being her her pall
bearers. One daughter died fifteen years ago. The interment was at
Geneva. Mrs. Keeler was a native of Ireland.
From Ontario County Chronicle 9 March 1904
William Keeler, who has been for some time past a resident of this
village, died Friday afternoon at the residence of his son-in-law, F.
Kinde, on Chapin St., after a long illness. He had been suffering for
some time from a complication of diseases which culminated in
pneumonia. He is survived by one son, Edward Keeler of Elmira, and two
daughters, Mrs. F. W. Kinde of this place, and Mrs. Seneca Holman of
From Geneva Daily Times 11 September 1905
Justina Kehr, wife of John Kehr, died yesterday morning at 7
o'clock at her home on North Wadsworth street. The deceased was
sixty-two years of age. She was born in Germany and came to this
country and city fourteen years ago. Besides her husband, she is
survived by two daughters, Miss Martha Kehr and Mrs. Jonathan Frie,
both of this city. The funeral will take place at 9 o'clock Wednesday
morning from St. Francis de Sales church. Burial will be in St.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 July 1905
George T. Keith, a blacksmith, 44 years of age, died yesterday
morning at 10 o'clock, at the Geneva City hospital after a weeks'
illness with stomach trouble. The deceased was born in this city,
October 8, 1860, and has lived here throughout his life. After
receiving his education in the public schools of
the city, he started to learn the trade of a blacksmith at No. 105
Washington street twenty-five years ago. He has worked in the same shop
all of the remainder of his life until he was taken sick a week ago. He
was a communicant of Trinity Episcopal church and a member of White
Spring Lodge, No. 121, A. O. U. W. The deceased is survived by his
widow, one son, Harry B. Keith; one daughter, Lillian F. Keith; four
P., Edward N., Charles A., all of Geneva, and William W. Keith, of
three sisters, Mrs. John Taylor of North Hector, and Miss Alice and
Mary Keith of Geneva. The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock
Wednesday from Trinity church. Burial will be in Glenwood
From Ontario County Journal 11 October 1895
Died suddenly of heart failure at "The Hickories", Canandaigua
Lake, on the 28th of September, aged 83 years, 6 months and 10 days, Lora
Keith, mother of Manning C. and Charles F. Wells.
From Ontario County Journal 1 November 1895
Last Friday morning John Keleher, 27 years of Geneva, was
found in an unconscious condition in the rear of Pickett's hat store on
Castle street. There was a large hole in the top of his head. It was at
first believed that he had been the victim of a murderous assault, but
as a considerable sum of money which he had in his pockets was
unmolested, it is believed that he fell from the outside stairway
nearby while intoxicated. He died Saturday afternoon.
From Geneva Gazette 23 March 1900
Patrick Keleher died at his late residence, 56 West street, last
Tuesday morning, aged 80 years. He is survived by four sons and
three daughters, Mary, Bridget, Catharine, and James and Dennis of this
city, Daniel of Corning, John of Buffalo, and Michael of Ithaca.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 September 1904
Julia Lucy Keliher, seventy-three years of age, died at 1 o'clock
this morning at her home, No. 30 Hofmann avenue. The deceased was
stricken with apoplexy at 7 o'clock last night, which resulted in her
death. She had resided in this vicinity for fifty-four years, and was
highly respected. The survivors are four sons, Patrick, Daniel,
Jeremiah and Dennis Keliher, of this city; three daughters, Johannah
Keliher of Canandaigua, Mary Keliher of Rochester, and Theresa of this
city; one sister, Miss Johannah Lucy of this city, and one brother,
of Rochester. The funeral will take place at 10:30 o'clock Saturday
morning. Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Victor Herald 8 December 1899
MRS. JACOB KELLAR Burned to Death in Her Home - Husband in Jail
A fatal fire occurred in Shortsville Thursday evening. About 6 o'clock
the house on Aldrich street occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Kellar, was
discovered to be on fire. The first to arrive found her clothing on
fire and unconscious. In attempting to rescue her body, the flesh came
from the bones and the victim lived but a short time. The husband was
at home when the fire broke out but it is alleged that he was in a
beastly state of intoxication and could give no cause for the fire. It
was found necessary to confine him in the lockup overnight. He is an
old soldier, but some two years ago was declared incompetent to care
for himself, and a committee was
appointed to look after him. The dwelling was a complete loss of about
insured for $250. Mrs. Kellar was about 65 years of age. It is thought
some that in attempting to light or move a lamp, it was upset.
Shortsville has no water works system or other adequate means of
From Geneva Daily Times 6 January 1915
Dennis Kelleher, a former well-known resident of this city, who
for several years has conducted a cafe in Canandaigua, died at that
place last night. Before going to Canandaigua, Mr. Kelleher was
employed at the Gibson Hotel here. The survivors are his widow and one
son, two sisters, Hannah and Mary Kelleher, and three brothers, Patrick
of Scranton, Pa.,
Jeremiah of Superior, Mich., and Daniel of Geneva. Funeral service will
be held at Canandaigua on Friday morning and the remains will then be
to Geneva on the Central train arriving at 11 o'clock. Burial will be
in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 April 1942
Frank D. Kelleher of 34 Maple street, former superintendent of
parks, died last night at the Wilkes Home on Genesee street after a
long illness. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. John J. Lane of Jersey City,
N. J.; two sons, Leo and Francis of Geneva; four brothers, Timothy,
Michael and David of Geneva and George of Syracuse; and three
grandchildren. Mr. Kelleher was born in the town of Seneca, but had
been a resident of Geneva since childhood and attended school here. He
was superintendent of parks for more than twenty years. Mr. Kelleher
was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Francis de Sales Church.
The funeral will be held Monday morning at 8:30 from the home of his
son, Francis, and 9 at St. Francis de Sales Church. Burial will be in
St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 March 1925
James F. Kelleher of 151 West street died this morning at 11
o'clock following a long illness. He leaves his wife; one daughter,
Miss Christine Kelleher; two sons, George and Timothy Kelleher, all of
Geneva; two brothers, John Kelleher of Buffalo, and Michael Kelleher of
Ithaca; one sister, Miss Kate Kelleher of Geneva.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 January 1941
James W. Kelleher, 42, of 27 North Morrell avenue, died yesterday
at the Geneva General Hospital after a short illness. He leaves his
wife, Mrs. Theresa Egan Kelleher; three daughters, the Misses Laura
Jane, Anna Marie and Gertrude Kelleher. Mr. Kelleher for a number of
years had been employed by the Geneva Moving & Storage Co. The
funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock from his late
home and 9 at St. Stephen's church. Burial will be made in St.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 October 1904
Mrs. John Kelleher died this morning at 4 o'clock at the hospital
after a six months' illness. The deceased, who was 60 years of age was
born in the county of Cork, Ireland, and came to this country and city
forty years ago.
Besides her husband, she is survived by nine sons, John of Buffalo,
Cornelius of Montana, Timothy, William, David, Martin, Frank, George
and Michael of Geneva.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 September 1915
Mrs. Julia Dixon Kelleher, wife of John E. Kelleher, died at her
home in Buffalo on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock after a lingering
illness of heart trouble. Besides her husband, she leaves three sons,
Jack, Paul and William Kelleher of Buffalo; five sisters, Mrs. P.
Hanlon, Mrs. P. Roland, Mrs. E. F. Burke and the Misses Margaret and
Esther Dixon, all of this city. The body was brought to Geneva last
night on the 6:55 Lehigh train and taken to the home of Mrs. E. F.
Burke, Hoffman avenue, where the funeral will be held tomorrow morning
at 9 o'clock and at 9:30 at St. Stephen's Church. Interment will be in
St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times, December 26, 1929, page 9
The funeral of Katherine Kelleher, who died Tuesday morning at
the home of her nephew, George Kelleher, 151 South West street, will be
held tomorrow morning at 8:30 o'clock from the home of her nephew on
South West street, and 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's church. Interment
will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Thanks to Martha McGill for this
From Geneva Daily Times 8 November 1933
Mrs. Katherine M. Kelleher, wife of Timothy J. Kelleher, of
Place, died last night at the
Clifton Springs Sanitarium after a long illness. Besides her
husband, she leaves two daughters, the Misses Eleanor and Elizabeth
Kelleher; two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Snyder of Rochester and Miss Lena
Kane of Geneva, and three brothers, Anthony Kane of this city, Patrick
D. Kane of Rochester and Peter of Arizona. Mrs. Kelleher was born in
Geneva and had always lived here.
She was a charter member of the local L. O. B. A., a charter member of
the Geneva Woman's Club and a member
of the Rosary Society of St. Stephen's church. The
funeral will be held Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock from her late
in Park Place and 10 o'clock at St. Stephen's church. Burial
will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 22 June 1888
Died in the town of Seneca, June 17th, Mary Elizabeth, daughter
Mr. and Mrs. John Kelleher, aged 17 years and 11
months. The funeral took place at St. Francis de Sales Church
(Geneva) last Wednesday, and the procession following the remains to
the Church was with possible one exception the largest ever seen in
Geneva, being composed of 105 carriages. Rev. Father Kavanagh of
Gorham officiated in the solemn High Mass.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 August 1907
Miss Nora Kelleher, 35 years of age, died at the home of her
mother, No. 221 William street, at 4:30 o'clock this morning after a
illness. The deceased was born in this city and has lived here
her life. Besides her mother she is survived by one sister, Mrs. James
Gifford of Rochester, and four brothers , James and Cornelius of
and Michael and Daniel of Geneva. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 April 1942
Mrs. Stella Kelleher, 67, wife of Michael F. Kelleher, 463 Pulteney
street, died Saturday following illness. She was a member of the First
Methodist church. Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Maurice
Kelleher, Ithaca; a daughter, Miss Eleanor Kelleher, two brothers,
Cleveland Whitlock of Philadelphia, Pa., and (illegible) Whitlock,
Utica; also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held this
afternoon from the Bennett Funeral Home, Rev. Harry L. Williams,
officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 September 1908
The remains of Timothy J. Kelleher, who died last week in
Denver, Col., arrived in this city yesterday morning and were taken to
the home of his sister, Mrs. Daniel Hickey, of North street. The
funeral took place this morning at 9 o'clock from the house and at 9:30
o'clock from St. Francis DeSales church. Burial was in St. Patrick's
cemetery. The bearers were Messrs. Daniel Murphy, William Murphy,
Patrick Murphy, Thomas Murphy, Patrick O'Neil and George McGuigan.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 March 1930
William Kelleher, of 86 Grove street, died this morning at the
Geneva General Hospital after a long illness. He is survived by one
son, James of Geneva; seven brothers, John of Buffalo, Timothy,
Michael, David, Martin and Frank of Geneva and George of Syracuse; and
three grandchildren. Mr. Kelleher was a member of the Holy Name society
of St. Stephen's church. The funeral will be held from the home of his
brother, David Kelleher, at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday morning and 10
o'clock at St. Stephen's church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's
From Geneva Daily Times 22 July 1902
Byron E. Keller, 44 years old, who resided at the corner of
Pre-emption road and North street and who was a brakeman employed on
the night yard crew of the Lehigh Valley railroad, was run over and
killed at 11:15 o'clock last night in the lower yards near the
Pre-emption road. Keller was dragged about eight car lengths and
his body was horribly mutilated. The left leg was severed just above
the knee, the right leg was cut off near the thigh, and both arms were
completely cut off. The
body was almost cut in two obliquely across the abdomen, from the
left knee to a point a few inches above the right thigh. The brakeman
lived about two minutes after he was struck. Coroner Weyburn was
notified. He arrived on the scene at 11:55 o'clock, and ordered
the remains removed to the morgue. They were afterwards removed
to Devaney & Fletcher's undertaking rooms, at the request of the
family. The coroner viewed the remains, and after ascertaining
the facts, granted a certificate of death by accident.
The circumstances of Keller's death were told to a TIMES reporter this
forenoon by Edward Wade, a fireman on yard engine 566. Wade did
not see Keller when he was run over, but he picked up the brakeman's
mangled body just before he expired. Wade
said: "Keller was on the rear of the eastbound 'pick-up' with the
Brakeman John Shields, when the accident occurred. The two brakemen
stood on the platform of a gondola car loaded with lumber. The
'pick-up' was backing westward into switch 2, for the purpose of
shifting and picking up some __rs. Our engine, which is the yard
engine, stood on the main track, a short distance west of the backing
train. Myself and Engineer William McGrath saw the two customary
lights on the rear of the freight. I turned to do something in
the engine, and when I looked out of the window
a moment later, I saw only one light on the rear of the backing train.
Someone on the track signalled frantically to our engineer.
The next instant I saw Shields running towards our engine
with a lantern. He came up to me and shouted: 'For God's sake,
__ back there; Keller is killed.' We ran the engine back to
where Keller lay. The body lay across the rail. The head
and shoulders were on the outside of the track, and the legs were on
the inside. Just as we reached Keller he groaned and expired.
I think he must have lived about two minutes after the accident.
Shields says that he and Keller were on the platform when Keller
lost his hold and and fell under the wheels. I broke the news of
Keller's death to his wife and family."
been employed by the Lehigh Valley here for the past three years.
Previous to that time he was a brakeman on the Mohawk division of
the Central Hudson. The deceased was a member of North
Presbyterian church and of
Geneva tent 292, K. O. T. M. He is survived by a wife and
seven children. The funeral will take place Thursday morning at
From Geneva Daily Times 17 December 1908
Shortsville, N. Y. - The remains of Jacob Keller, formerly
this village, but for the past several years of Hopewell, were
brought here yesterday morning for interment in the Catholic Cemetery
situated on the road between here and Clifton Springs. The deceased was
a member of Herendeen Post, G. A. R., and about 65 years of age. His
wife, Margaret Keller, and he had been residents of this place and
lived on Sheldon street for a number of years, when, one night about
seven years ago, the house in which they lived caught fire from some
unknown cause. It was supposed to be from the explosion of a kerosene
lamp and Mrs. Keller was burned to death.
From Geneva Gazette 29 October 1897
Fatal Railroad Accident - Albert Kelley, aged 24 years, son of
Thomas Kelley, who resides near Clifton Springs, was run down by the
night "flyer" on the Lehigh Railway last Friday night while driving
across the tracks near Clifton Springs. Kelley was returning home from
Shortsville with a horse and carriage, when, at the first crossing west
of the Clifton Springs station, he was struck by a fast passenger train
that makes no stops between Manchester and Geneva. The train was
going at a high rate of speed when it struck the carriage containing
Kelley. The carriage was completely cut loose from the horse,
which was not injured. The carriage was reduced to kindling wood
and Kelley was thrown high into the air. The train was stopped as
soon as possible and some of the trainmen went back to look for the
unfortunate man. He was found by the side of the track in a
bleeding and mangled condition and still alive. He was picked up
and carried to the train and then taken to Geneva, but he expired
before the train arrived at the Geneva station. Upon examination, it
was found that Kelley's skull was badly fractured and that his left arm
was broken. The remains of Kelley were taken to Clifton Springs.
Owing to the fact that the accident happened on a grade crossing,
Coroner O. H. Wright, of this place, impanelled a jury to investigate
the case. The jury was composed of the following named: H.
F. Fox, G. A. Peel, F. G. Seibel, E. A.
Harris, D. P. Tompkins, R. Lerch, F. Dwyer, W. Burton and E. M. Coxe.
After viewing the remains at the morgue the jury adjourned until
Tuesday when they visited the
scene of the accident.
From Ontario County Journal 8 April 1898
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Alice Kelley died at her home on Thursday,
March 31, aged 65 years. The funeral services were held at St. Mary's
church on Saturday at 10 a.m. with burial at Canandaigua. She leaves
four sons and three daughters, a son and daughter being left at home.
Her daughter, Mrs. Ella Dolan, came from Rochester to attend the
funeral and remains here this week.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 January 1911
Benjamin Kelley, aged 92 years, died Saturday afternoon, after an
illness of pneumonia , at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Helen G.
Wooden, of the Pre-emption road, about 3 miles northeast of this city.
The deceased was a cabinet maker, came to Geneva about fifty years ago
and lived here ever since. His survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Byron
G. Wooden and Mrs. Delia Simpson, of Rochester; and one granddaughter,
Mrs. Ina Haynes of Rochester. The funeral took place this afternoon at
2 o'clock from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wooden. Interment was made in
the Wooden Cemetery about three miles north of this city.
From Ontario County Times January 11 1871
We learn from the Phelps Citizen that Mrs. Hannah H. Kelley, wife
Mr. C. P. Kelley, of that place, committed suicide on the afternoon
of the 2d instant, by cutting her throat with a razor. She had before
attempted to put an end to her life, and it is thought the tendency to
self destruction was hereditary in the family. Her husband was absent
when the fatal deed of self murder was committed, and her failure to
appear when he returned about three o'clock, prompted a search of the
premises. We quote further particulars from the Citizen: On his
entering a vacant room in the southwest corner of the house, he there
discovered a great pool of blood. His worst fears were then aroused,
and while the search was being prosecuted, his nearest neighbor, Mr. W.
W. Gates, came in on an errand, and Mr. Kelley said, "I am afraid my
wife has killer herself. I cannot find her; but see here," after
looking at the pool of blood, they both began searching every room,
when her body was found in an upstair room in the east part of the
house. She was lying on her side, just inside of the door, on the
life was not wholly extinct, but having no consciousness; her throat
was cut quite around, and not very smoothly. The razor was found on the
floor nearby, and was the same instrument she had used two years
before. Medical assistance was summoned forthwith, but life lingered
but a few breaths after, and she was dead. It is evident that she first
cut herself in the room downstairs, and from fright or other reason,
passed through several rooms and a long hall and up a steep staircase,
closing behind her five doors, to the chamber where she was found. She
left no traces of blood, except a little in passing through one door,
as if it rubbed off her dress. But in the room where found there was
considerable blood on the floor, and finger marks on the door as if she
had reached to grasp the latch, and probably sank to the floor where
found. It is evident she used the razor a second time or after reaching
this room. Her housework had all been neatly done up for the morning,
except her beds, and she in all probability, perpetrated the deed soon
after Mr. Kelley left. Mrs. Kelley was an excellent woman, a faithful
member in the Good Templar Order, and always felt a lively interest for
her only child, Thomas, aged about fifteen. There was no worldly
trouble or care, if we can judge from her comfortable surroundings,
that could have induced her to commit this rash deed. The entire
community sympathize with Mr. Kelley and relatives in this dreadful
bereavement. Her funeral was attended on Wednesday afternoon. Her age
was about forty years.
From Geneva Courier 15 May 1878
James Kelley died in Rushville Tuesday, May 7th, aged 60 years. He
came from Ireland thirty years ago, and had lived in Rushville 20
years. He leaves a wife and nine children. The funeral took place on
Thursday morning, Father Connolly officiating.
From Ontario Repository and Messenger 4 November 1874
Mr. James Kelley of Rushville, was killed in the Christie cut on
the G. & S. W. railroad last Thursday. Mr. P. F. Ayers was removing
stumps with his capstan. A large stump had been raised up and propped
to make some change. Kelley unhitched the horses from the sweep, and
just as he had done so the stump fell back, the sweep striking him in
the side, throwing him some two rods, breaking all his ribs, and
injuring him so that he died while being removed to a house.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 May 1909
Mrs. Margaret Kelley, wife of John Kelley, died at the family
resident, No. 60 Center street, yesterday morning at 11:19 o'clock. She
was 57 years old. She is survived by her husband, one son, J. J. Kelley
and two daughters, Molly and Nellie Kelley. The funeral will take place
tomorrow morning at 9:30 o'clock from the house and at 10 o'clock from
St. Francis DeSales church. Interment in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 23 November 1906
Mrs. Mary Malloy Kelley, widow of James Kelley, died at an early
hour on Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hugh M. Smith,
from paralysis, aged 78 years. She was stricken on Thursday, and did
not regain consciousness. Mrs. Kelley was a native of Ireland, coming
to this country 50 years ago. Her husband died 36 years ago. She leaves
three sons, Charles and John, of Jackson, Mich., and James, of Buffalo;
and one daughter, Mrs. Smith. The funeral was held from St. Mary's
church on Wednesday morning and interment followed in Calvary Cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 12 December 1900
Rushville, N. Y. - The funeral of William Kelley was held
Saturday morning at St. Mary's Church and the remains taken to
Canandaigua for burial. For several years Mr. Kelley had been afflicted
with consumption but was around most of the time until about two weeks
ago. His age was 40 years. Three sisters and three brothers survive him.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 January 1907
Miss Theresa Kelliher, aged 36 years, died yesterday afternoon at
1:25 o'clock at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse. She is survived by
three brothers, Daniel and Dennis of this city and Jeremiah of
Superior, Wis.; and two sisters, Hannah of this city, and Mary of Port
Chester, N. Y. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 9:00
o'clock from the house, No. 30 Hoffman avenue, and at 9:30 o'clock from
St. Stephen's church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 December 1907
Mrs. Rosa T. Kellner, widow of the late Rev. Charles F. Kellner,
died suddenly Monday of heart disease in Cambridge, Mass., at the home
son, Rev. Max Kellner, who is one of the instructors in the Cambridge
Theological School of Harvard University. She was born in Rhine Valley,
daughter of Peter Joseph Mary, and came to this country when nine years
age, after which she lived in this city all her life, and for years
at No. 48 Park Place. She has been in Cambridge but a few weeks with
son and was perfectly well when she left this city. Her husband was one
the instructors in foreign languages at Hobart College before his
The remains will be brought to this city tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock
the New York Central R. R. and will be taken immediately to Glenwood
for interment. The funeral services were held at Cambridge. Rev. C. M.
D. D., rector of Trinity Church will officiate at the services at the
Besides her son, she is survived by one daughter, Miss Anna Kellner,
teaches on Long Island. Mrs. Kellner was 67 years of age.
From Geneva Courier 22 October 1879
Mr. Augustus W. Kellogg, a well known citizen, died on Oct.
18th. His age was 50 years, and he was a native of Geneva.
He was an industrious, prudent and careful man, and an excellent
workman, and was universally respected. He was for many years in
the employ of T. J. & R. M. Skilton, as a tinsmith. Lately he
became a member of the firm of Kellogg & Elliott, but failing
health forced him to retire from business. For many years he was
a sufferer from consumption and other diseases. Mr. Kellogg
leaves a wife and four children. In his death Geneva has lost an
honest man and useful citizen.
From Ontario County Journal 18 May 1877
Frightful Accident - Mr. Caleb Kellogg, an old and respected
citizen of West Bloomfield, was killed by the cars on Wednesday
evening. The particulars as we learn them are as follows:
The train on the "peanut road" (the Batavia
branch of the N. Y. Central, left Canandaigua on its usual time
Wednesday afternoon, in charge of Conductor Cleveland, and
was due at North Bloomfield crossing at about 5 o'clock. At that
point the track passes through a deep cut, which is crossed by a wagon
road, from which it is difficult to see or hear an approaching train
until one is close to or upon the crossing. When this train was
approaching this point at a rapid rate, Mr. Kellogg was also nearing
the track in his wagon, and both reached the track crossing at the same
time. The result was, of course, a frightful accident. Mr.
Kellogg's horse was killed instantly and the wagon demolished.
The train was stopped as soon as possible and backed up to the
scene of the collision, when Mr. Kellogg was
found to be seriously and fatally injured. He was conveyed to a
house near by and an examination showed that several of his ribs
and a shoulder blade were broken, a shoulder dislocated and he was
bruised in many parts of his body. Death ended his suffering at
nine o'clock the same evening. This violent death of Mr. Kellogg
will be greatly mourned in his neighborhood, where he was an honored
and useful citizen.
From Ontario County Journal 8 March 1878
FATAL RAIL ROAD ACCIDENT - Mr. Curtis A. Kellogg, a
prominent and highly respected citizen of Victor, was killed by a
railroad collision at Tivoli, on the Hudson River road early last
Saturday morning. Mr. Kellogg was asleep in the caboose of a
freight train accompanying a car load of potatoes to New York.
His train had stopped at Tivoli station when another freight
train came thundering upon the car in which he was sleeping, smashing
it completely, and killing Mr. Kellogg instantly. The train men
ran to the wreck as soon as the collision
occurred, and after some search succeeded in finding his dead
body in the ruins. Both legs and one rib were broken. His
name and residence were ascertained from papers and letters found
on his person. His remains were brought to his late home in Victor on
Sunday last, and his funeral was held on Wednesday, which was
attended by the largest number ever assembled at a funeral in that
place. The procession following his remains to the grave is said
to have been a mile in length. The ceremonies at the grave were
conducted by the Masonic fraternity, of which order he was a prominent
and active member, having filled the Master's chair for several years.
His sudden death hangs like a pall over the village, and will not
soon be forgotten. He leaves a widow and a daughter about nine
years of age to mourn his untimely death.
From Ontario County Journal 15 April 1892
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Edna S., wife of Thomas H. Kellogg, died
Monday morning after a short illness, aged 64 yrs. Funeral
services were held at the family residence, Wednesday, at 2 p.m., Rev.
C. C. Johnson officiating. Deceased was a daughter of the late Pierpont
Seymour, and the only surviving members of the family are Mrs. Celia
Norton, of this place, and George Seymour of Buffalo. The husband and
daughter, Louisa, have the sympathy of the entire community in their
From Ontario County Journal 24 June 1887
Mrs. Frances M. Kellogg, sister of Gideon Reed and Mrs. Harriet
Hoyt, of this village, died at her residence on Niagara street,
Saturday afternoon last at four o'clock. She had been suffering with
pneumonia for two weeks, and although for a time her case was
considered not hopeless, it finally culminated in death. Mrs. Kellogg
was born in the town of Bristol December 10, 1816, where
she resided until 1847, when she removed to Canandaigua. She was one
of the oldest residents of the village, and esteemed as a kind-hearted
and lovable woman by all with whom she came in contact. The funeral
services were held at the house Monday afternoon at four o'clock, Rev.
Theron Cooper officiating., and the body was interred in the Cross
street cemetery. Two children, Mrs. Clarence M. Mead and George
Kellogg, of this
village, survive their mother.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 October 1896
The death of George B. Kellogg, who had been very low for some
time, occurred last evening at his residence on Washington street, at
the age of 57 years, the result of an attack of heart trouble a few
weeks ago. Mr. Kellogg had not been in rugged health for several years.
He was a trusted employee of the Smith Dry Goods Company, and was
highly esteemed by his fellow clerks and his friends and neighbors. He
is survived by his wife and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Bowen and Mrs. E. A.
Bronson, both of Geneva. He was a consistent member and communicant of
the First Presbyterian church. The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock
Friday afternoon from the house, and interment will be made in the
Washington street cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 22 April 1898
Henry Kellogg of Clifton Springs died at the home of a daughter in
Auburn on the 17th inst., aged 55 years. He conducted a livery
stable at Clifton for many years. He took quite a prominent part
in politics as a Democrat and frequently represented his town in party
conventions. He was genial and companionable.
From Geneva Gazette 28 January 1904
Canandaigua, N. Y. - The death of Henry W. Kellogg, at
this place, today, removed one of the last of the adventurers who were
known as "Forty-niners," those brave men who took the trip across the
Isthmus of Panama and up the Pacific coast, till they found the
Eldorado for which they sought, in the gold fields of northern
California. Mr. Kellogg, who was born in Colchester, Conn., in 1822,
left Utica at the age of 27, in the year 1849, with a party of other
men, and they passed through all the vicissitudes that that were
experienced in those days. Finally Mr. Kellogg went into the interior
and took up ranching, but up to the time he came east, some five years
ago, he retained interest in his mining operations. Mr. Kellogg is
survived by two sons, John W., of this place and Charles E. Kellogg of
Philadelphia, who is best known as a lecturer and bird warbler, his
abilities in the latter line having early earned him the name of the
"California bird Warbler." He formerly resided in Vine Valley, on
From Geneva Advertiser 29 January 1912
At an early hour on Saturday morning, January 20, and following a long period of ill health, Mrs. Julia Kellogg, widow
of the late Augustus W. Kellogg, died at her home, 220 Washington
Street. Mrs. Kellogg was born in this city on March 6, 1837, and would
have been 75 years old had she lived until next March. Her husband died
October 18, 1879. In her home and by her family she was loved, admired
and respected. Her whole life was lived in this city and was one of
duty well performed, of self-sacrifice, of love and tenderness. She is
survived by two daughters and two sons, Mrs. C. B. Guile, H. M. Kellogg
and C. A. Kellogg of this city; and Mr. W. C. Off of Kansas City, Mo.;
one brother George Butterfield of this city; and a sister, Mrs. Frank
Page of Seneca Falls. Funeral services were held at the family
residence on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. W. W. Weller, D. D., pastor of the
First Presbyterian Church, officiating; with interment in Washington
street cemetery. The bearers were C. H. Darrow, T. E. Rippey, B. C.
Barclay, G. W. Henderson, W. H. Cass and G. W. Goodwin.
From Ontario County Journal 31 July 1896
Shortsville, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. O. W. Kellogg occurred
her home on Main street on Thursday morning of last week. About a
year ago she was stricken with paralysis and has not been able to help
herself since that time. Previous to her illness she was a member of
the Presbyterian church, and her funeral was held from that edifice on
Sunday. The remains were interred in Brookside Cemetery.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 29 August 1906
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The funeral services of Mrs.
Sarah B. Kellogg, formerly a resident of this village, were held
on Wednesday forenoon at the residence of A. A. Raymond. Rev. Dr. S. H.
Adams, Rev. Dr. J. J. Easter, Rev. J. B. Sheerar and Rev. C. E. Hermans
were present and assisted. Mrs. Kellogg was the widow of Rev. W. H.
Kellogg and died on August 20th at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Joseph Weaver, in Easton, Pa. Rev. C. D. Brooks of Geneva, Mrs.
Kellogg's surviving brother; and the daughters, Mrs. Weaver of
Easton, and Miss Bertha Kellogg of Albany, were here to attend the
funeral. The interment was made in the family lot in our village
From Victor Herald 12 May 1905
The death of Thomas Hosmer Kellogg, once a well-to-do
merchant of East Bloomfield, occurred in the town of Hopewell,
Wednesday morning. In his youth Mr. Kellogg had a unique experience,
perhaps never duplicated in the life of any resident of the county.
During the winter of 1825, his father and one Elisha Eggleston, living
near Mud Hollow, being great admirers of Governor Clinton, the father
of the Erie Canal, and having the utmost confidence in its success,
began the building at their homes of a canal boat to ply its waters.
They employed a master mechanic named Skillenger to visit Rome, N. Y.,
and get models of boats used and building materials. Together they
finished the boat on June 1st and on the 5th it was loaded on the axles
of two strong ox-carts. Early the next morning eight yokes of strong
oxen were attached, each yoke having a careful driver. The boat moved
off finely to Clinton's ditch at Bushnell's Basin by the way of Victor.
Thomas H. Kellogg was the only passenger on the boat from Mud Hollow to
its destination and was then nine years old, the only person that ever
road on a canal boat on the highways of Bloomfield and Victor. The boat
was safely launched in the waters of the Erie canal at Bushnell's Basin
at 5 o'clock the same day.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 January 1914
Mrs. Mary Kellow, widow of the late Robert Kellow, of No. 1
Exchange street, died this morning at 10 o'clock after an illness of
four months of cirrhosis of the liver. She is survived by three sons,
Robert, John and Henry Kellow; one daughter, Mrs. Patrick McGloon, all
of this city. Mrs. Kellow was a member of the C. R. B. A.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 July 1936
Mrs. Anna A. Kelly, wife of Timothy Kelly, of 25 Avenue B, died
this morning at her home following a short illness. Besides her
husband, she leaves two daughters, Rose and Margaret; and one son,
Joseph, all of Geneva. She was a member of the Geneva unit of L. C. B.
A. and the Rosary Society of St. Francis de Sales church.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 March 1908
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Caleb Kelly occurred
yesterday morning at his home east of Phelps. Mr. Kelly has been an
invalid for the past two years. He was 92 years of age and had lived in
Phelps nearly all his life. His survivors are his widow, one daughter,
Mrs. George Whitbeck, and one son,
Thomas Kelly, of Newark.
From Ontario County Chronicle 16 July 1902
Daniel Kelly, who lived in the town of Richmond about seven miles
east of Livonia village, died of smallpox Saturday. His two small
children, who took it so mysteriously that the explanation is still
unknown, have fully recovered and no other member of the family has had
it except the father.
From Ontario County Journal 11 April 1919
The death of Frank J. Kelly occurred at his home on Center
street on Friday night. Death was due to acute lobar pneumonia. He was
born in Canandaigua on May 5, 1845, and had long been employed at the
hardware trade. He leaves his widow and two daughters, Mrs. Sadie
Brockmyre and Mrs. John Collins of Canandaigua; one brother and three
sisters, John H. Kelly, and Mrs. Sarah McGarry, of this city, Mrs. Mary
Williams and Mrs. William Howley of Utica. The funeral services were
held at St. Mary's church on Monday. Interment was in Calvary cemetery.
From Ontario Repository and Messenger 22 January 1873
James Kelly, residing on Coach street, was found dead on Saturday
morning near the lumber yard of Albion Ellis on Bemis street. From the
fact that a large piece of timber was found across his head
and breast, it may be inferred that the unfortunate man met with his
tragic fate while appropriating the timber to his own use. He evidently
fell while carrying the log over his shoulder, the it is probably the
case, that the stick falling with him, gave him the fatal blow. Coroner
Hayes held an inquest Saturday evening.
From Victor Herald 18 July 1902
Honeoye, N. Y. - James Kelly, a farmer near Richmond Mills, died
Saturday afternoon, with the confluent form of smallpox. Mr. Kelly has
had the disease for some time and would have likely recovered had it
not been for his heart which was very weak. The other members of the
family to the number of four are recovering very nicely with the
disease and no fears are entertained for their recovery. The board of
health has the matter well in hand and it is not likely that the
disease will spread though Dennis Reardon of Richmond Center has been
quarantined as he has symptoms of smallpox. Mr. Reardon worked at Mr.
Kelly's when the family were in the early stages of the disease before
it was known to be smallpox.
From Ontario County Journal 18 September 1914
On Friday afternoon occurred the death of James Kelly, Sr., at
his home on the east lake road. He was born at County Down, Ireland, 83
years ago, and when but 13 years of age came to this country and
settled in this vicinity, where he had since lived. In 1853 he married
Miss Agnes Gordon, who survives him. Besides his wife, he leaves eight
children, Mrs. Charles Gilbert, Mrs. Edward Foy, Mrs. John Savage, Miss
Hattie Kelly, James and Daniel Kelly, all of this place; and William
and John Kelly of Rochester. The funeral was held on Monday from St.
Mary's church and burial was made in the Catholic cemetery here.
From Ontario County Chronicle 27 August 1902
While assisting in switching cars Friday noon, John Kelly, aged
years, was killed at the foot of Ontario street. Kelly had charge of
the crossing, but thought to have a diversion by assisting the
switching crew. He jumped on the front of the engine, from which he
slipped. The engine passed over him, horribly mutilating his body. It
is said the accident was witnessed by the young man's mother, who lives
near the crossing in question. About fifteen years ago the father of
young Kelly was killed on the tracks near where the son was killed last
week. The deceased was a member of the C. M. B. A., which organization
attended the funeral on Monday morning. His policy calls for $2000, and
is made payable to his mother.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 11 October 1917
Geneva, N. Y., Oct. 10 - Word was received in this city tonight announcing the death in Rochester of John Kelly, formerly
of this city. Mr. Kelly was at one time a prominent farmer in Stanley,
but for many years had lived a retired life, having resided in
Rochester for about five years. He leaves three sons, Martin, John and
Thomas Kelly of Carson City, Nevada; five daughters, Mrs. Mary Fallan
of Rochester, Mrs. William H. Thornton, Mrs. William Murphy, Mrs. James
Burke and Miss Jennie Kelly of this city. The body of Mr. Kelly will be
brought to this city where the funeral service and burial will take
From Ontario County Journal 28 June 1901
Mrs. Julia Lynch Kelly, wife of John H. Kelly, died at her home on
upper Main street at 7 o'clock on Saturday evening. Death was due to
stomach trouble, with which deceased had suffered for some time. For
four weeks prior to her death, she was confined to her bed. She is
survived by her husband, John H. Kelly; two son, Henry and John; three
daughters, Helen, Julia and Louise; and one sister, Miss Mary Lynch.
The sorrow which has come to this family is shared by a large circle of
friends, by whom Mrs. Kelly was greatly beloved. The funeral services
on Tuesday morning, at St. Mary's church, were conducted by Rev. John
O'Brien, and were largely attended. The L. C. B. A. were present in a
From Geneva Daily Times 30 August 1896
The remains of Mrs. Kelly, the widow
of the late Luther Kelly will be brought here Tuesday morning
from Philadelphia and the interment will take place at Washington
street cemetery at 11 o'clock.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 April 1909
Mrs. Mary Kelly, aged 71 years, died yesterday afternoon at 12:30
o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Matthew Sparrow, No. 44
Avenue B. Death was due to pneumonia. She is survived by three sons,
Patrick Kelly of Waterloo and Timothy and John of this city; and
three daughters, Mrs. Patrick Sullivan, Mrs. Matthew Sparrow and Mrs.
John Finnerty of this city. The funeral will take place tomorrow
morning at 8:30 o'clock from the house, and at 9 o'clock from St.
Francis DeSales church. Interment will be at Waterloo.
From Ontario County Journal 30 September 1887
Michael Kelly, a switchman in the freight yard, was instantly
killed last Friday evening while attempting to pass between two cars.
He had just started home, and as he passed between the cars, he fell
and the wheels passed over him. He leaves a wife and
From Ontario County Journal 21 July 1916
Honeoye, N. Y. - On Tuesday of last week occurred the death of Mrs. Nancy Kelly at
her home on the east lake road. She had been in poor health for the
past two years but it is thought that death resulted from an attack of
grip. Mrs. Kelly, whose maiden name was Miss Nancy Gordon, was born in
County Down, Ireland, 81 years ago. When but a girl of 17, she came to
Bristol, where she lived until her marriage to James Kelly in 1857.
After marriage, they came to this town to reside on the farm where Mr.
Kelly died about two years ago. Of a family of 11 children, eight are
living. They are Mrs. Edward Foye, Mrs. Charles Gilbert, Mrs. John
Savage, Miss Hattie Kelly, Daniel and James Kelly, all of this place,
and John and William Kelly, of Rochester. The funeral was held on
Thursday morning from St. Mary's church. Burial was made in the
Catholic cemetery here.
From Ontario County Journal 23 November 1900
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Olive W. Kelsey, widow of Solomon D.
Kelsey, died on Monday, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. R. Smith.
Mrs. Kelsey had been in failing health for several months past, and her
death was not unexpected, as her age was 82 years. Mrs. Kelsey came to
this region more than 40 years ago and in all that time has been looked
upon as a striking example of fidelity to the principles of the
religion of Christ, a faithful wife and mother and a kind and true
friend and neighbor. She leaves a sister and brother and two daughters.
From Naples Record 4 October 1873
On Wednesday afternoon Solomon D. Kelsey was
found dead in the field by his wife who went to see why his absence was
so prolonged. The funeral was a Bristol Springs on Friday at 2 p.m.;
heart disease was the cause; his age was 68 years.
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