"Le" to "Lez" Obituaries



From Ontario County Journal 10 January 1913

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
On Friday, Jan. 3, Mrs. Arminda A. Leach died at the Clark Manor House at Canandaigua, in her 92nd year. Mrs. Leach was a descendant of the pioneer families of West Bloomfield, being a daughter of Reynold M. and Nancy Wheelock Peck. She was united in marriage with the late Robert T. Leach on March 4, 1841, and continued to live in her native town, with the exception of a few years spent in Galesburg, Ill. and Muncie, Ind., where Mr. Leach died in 1902. Mrs. Leach leaves surviving one daughter, Mrs. Corydon Crandall, of Spokane, Wash., and four grandsons; and two sisters, Mrs. Emily Lattimer of Princeton, Ill., and Mrs. Jeanette N. Page of Leavenworth, Kan. The funeral was held at the Clark Manor House on Saturday afternoon, and the burial on Monday morning was in the Rural cemetery at West Bloomfield. Rev. Dr. Gaylord officiated.



From Ontario County Journal 2 June 1899

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Minerva Leach,
widow of the late Elisha Leach, and one of the oldest residents of this town, having been born and lived 81 years here, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Hopkins, at North Bloomfield, last Saturday evening. The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Newton Bates officiating. She leaves four children: Mark of Rochester; Porter F. of this place; Mrs. Jennie Elton of Canandaigua; and Mrs. Charles Hopkins of North Bloomfield. Interment was in the Rural cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 22 August 1890

Last Saturday afternoon, about three o'clock, Eugene Lead, a farmer in Canadice, dropped dead while preparing for threshing grain. He was walking from the house to the barn with an axe and a saw in his hands when he was observed to stagger and fall. He was dead before any measures could be taken for his relief. Heart disease was the cause. The deceased was about 35 years old and leaves a widow and four children.




From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 24 September 1923

Phelps, N. Y., Sept. 23 - William C. Leader,
44 years old, died Saturday night at his home at South Wayne and Park streets. He had been in failing health for nearly two years, his condition becoming grave about four months ago. Mr. Leader was born at Phelps, September 7th, 1879, and had passed all his life in this community. He was foreman of a New York Central carpentry crew for several years. Surviving are his wife, Lillian Condit Leader; four children, Miss Dorothy, Leon, Harold and Kenneth, all of Phelps; three brothers, Harry, Ray and Charles Leader of Geneva; and two sisters, Mrs. William Bender and Mrs. Edward Johnson, both of Newark. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Leader was a brother-in-law of Lewis J. Condit, a former resident of Phelps, who died on Saturday at Buffalo and whose body was brought here today for burial.



From Neapolitan Record 12 February 1880

Honeoye - John Leahey
died of scarlet fever; we are informed that another of the family is now very low with the same disease; as yet no cases are reported in the village.



From Ontario County Journal 9 July 1909

Mrs. Patrick Leahy
died in Buffalo on Wednesday and the funeral services were held in St. Mary's church here this morning with burial in Calvary cemetery. Deceased leaves one daughter, Mrs. John Murray of Rochester; two sons, John and Henry Leahy of Buffalo; two sisters, Mrs. Mary McConnell of this place, Mrs. Julia Flaherty of Rochester, and three brothers, William Twambly of Canandaigua; John of Rochester, and James of Buffalo.



From Naples News 11 June 1919

Patrick Leahy,
clerk of the Board of Supervisors, died suddenly at his home in Canandaigua, Monday afternoon. Funeral Thursday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's Cathedral, burial at Honeoye. Supervisor Koby, John and George Bolles will attend.



From Geneva Daily Times 19 January 1910

The funeral of Godfrey Q. Leake will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home of his mother, Ella A. Leake, No. 183 Genesee street. Rev. J. B. Hubbs will officiate and burial will be in Washington Street Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 22 November 1912

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
On Monday evening at 7 o'clock occurred the death of Daniel Leary, Sr., an old and highly-respected resident of this town. Mr. Leary was a native of Neuagh, Ireland, where he was born 70 years ago. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. William Deigman, with whom he lived, and Mrs. Thomas Fitzmorris of East Bloomfield; four sons, John of Cleveland, James of Buffalo, Daniel and Dennis of this town. The funeral services were held yesterday morning from St. Joseph's church, Rev. P. A. Neville officiating. The funeral was largely attended. Interment was in the family lot at Lima.



From Victor Herald 4 May 1895

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Dennis Leary,
the young man who was kicked by a horse, died last Friday night from internal hemorrhage. The funeral was held Monday morning at St. Bridget's church, the Rev. J. J. Donnelly officiating. There was a large attendance.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 February 1908

Michael Leary,
aged 36, died this morning at 12:30 o'clock at the City Hospital after an illness of four weeks. The remains were taken to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Leary of No. 237 William street. He was a member of the F. O. E. and of the Bartenders' Union. His survivors are his parents; two brothers, Dennis and John J. Leary of this city; two sisters, Mrs. William Cullen and Miss Julia E. Leary of Brooklyn.



From Ontario County Journal 20 April 1900

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. William Leary, who died last Wednesday night, was held Saturday morning. Mrs. Leary had suffered from a complication of diseases for about two years, and was 55 years old. She leaves, besides her husband, two sons, Michael of Cleveland, John of Buffalo; and six daughters, Mary, Mrs. Frank Busch, Ella, Lizzie, Sadie and Alice, all of this place.



From Ontario County Journal 28 May 1909

The community was shocked on Wednesday morning to learn that William Leary, a respected resident of this town, was found dead in his bed. At an early hour his daughter, Miss Alice Leary, went to his room to call him and found that he had passed away. Coroner Donovan was summoned from Canandaigua and, after an examination, decided he had died of heart disease, caused by acute indigestion. Mr. Leary was born in Neuagh, Ireland, 71 years ago. He came to this country at an early age, and 42 years ago was married to Miss Ann Mellet, who died nine years ago. The deceased is survived by seven children, two sons, John, of Buffalo, and Michael of Rochester; and five daughters, Mrs. Fred Busch, Mrs. John Riorden, Mrs. Lamont Wagner, Miss Sarah Leary and Miss Alice Leary, all of this town. His funeral was held on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, from St. Joseph's church, Rev. Simon FitzSimmons officiating. Interment was made in St. Rose's cemetery at Lima.



From Geneva Daily Times 5 February 1907

The funeral of Mary L. LeBrun was held this morning at 8:30 o'clock from the home of her mother, Mrs. Minnie Mooney, on East North street, and at nine o'clock from St. Francis de Sales church. Interment was in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 12 November 1928

The death of Zotique LeBrun, Sr., occurred Saturday night at his home, 4 Nagle Place, after a short illness. He is survived by two sons, Zotique, Jr., and Rosario, both of this city; two sisters, Eliza and Hermine LeBrun, of this city; one niece, Amanda LeBrun; two nephews, Leo of this city, and Ralph of Niagara Falls; and four grandchildren. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 8:30 o'clock from his home and 9 o'clock from St. Stephen's Church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery. Members of the Holy Name Society of St. Stephen's Church will go to the home of Mr. LeBrun this evening at 8 o'clock. Mr. LeBrun was a member of the society.



From Ontario County Journal 3 April 1914

Franklin W. Leckie,
Hubbell street, was stricken with heart failure about one o'clock on Thursday morning and died immediately. Medical assistance was promptly summoned but he had passed away before help came. Deceased was born in Sarnia, Ontario, August 13, 1872, and resided in Canandaigua about 20 years. He was employed at the New York Central freight office for some time, and for three years had held a clerical position with the J. & A. McKechnie Brewing Company. He was about his duties as usual on Wednesday, apparently in the fullness of health, though he had not been considered strong since he suffered an attack of typhoid fever when 17 years of age. He was a citizen of the highest character, whose whole life was upright and honorable in all things. In 1889, he was married to Miss Mae G. Egan, who with two daughters and one son survive: Jessie, aged 13 yrs, Arnold, aged 8 yrs, and Oneata, aged 6 weeks. There also survives a sister, Mrs. L. A. Winter of Toronto, Canada. The funeral services will be held at St. Mary's church tomorrow morning.



From Ontario County Journal 19 December 1913

Rushville, N. Y. - 
The death of Mrs. Elizabeth Bootes Ledgerwood occurred early Saturday morning at her home near Fergusons Corners, following a brief illness of typhoid pneumonia. Deceased was the only daughter of George R. and Mary Warner Bootes, her birthplace being the old homestead now owned by Charles Bootes, southeast of this village. She was 55 years of age. About 36 years ago, she married George Ledgerwood and they began housekeeping on the farm a half mile from her father's farm, and lived there until ten years ago, when they sold it to its present owner, Charles Neff, and removed to the town of Gorham. Mrs. Ledgerwood was loved by all who knew her, and her death occasions sorrow, not only in her immediate family, where she was a devoted wife and mother, but also among her old neighbors and friends in this vicinity. She was a member of the M. E. church at Gorham. The funeral services were held from the home on Monday, with interment in the Little Church cemetery. She is survived by her husband; four sons, Herbert and Ira, of Fergusons Corners, Merlin of Gorham and Guy of Geneva; and one brother, Charles Bootes, of Rushville.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 21 May 1930

Gorham, N. Y., May 20 - George H. Ledgerwood,
73, died Monday at the home of his son, Herbert Ledgerwood. He leaves three sons, Merlin of Benton, and Ira and Herbert of Gorham; one brother, Adam Ledgerwood of Porter. Funeral Thursday at 2:30 from the home of his son.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 8 January 1936

Canandaigua - Sprayed with flaming kerosene when he stumbled and fell with a lighted lamp in his home in Gorham yesterday morning, Herbert C. Ledgerwood, 58, was burned to death before other occupants of the house were aware of the tragedy. His charred body was found when Roy Wheeler, who with his wife made his home with Ledgerwood, went into the living room from his bedroom to ascertain the time. Smelling the smoke, he discovered Ledgerwood's body in a corner of an unused apartment between the living room and the dead man's bedroom. By his side was an overturned lamp.
Coroner Stetson said the man may have inhaled the first burst of flames from the broken lamp, becoming almost instantly unconscious and unable to fight the blaze which swept over him as he lay helpless in a corner. The floor around where his body lay was badly burned and paint on nearby doors and wainscoting blistered and scorched. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lois Hobart Ledgerwood; one son, George Ledgerwood, Gorham; and five daughters, Mrs. Fred Watkins and Mrs. Carl Lee, Penn Yan; Mrs. William Swarthout, Hall; Miss Ethel Ledgerwood and Mrs. Leo McWilliams, Gorham; two brothers, Ira of Gorham, and Merlin Ledgerwood, Benton. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Gorham, with burial in the Little Church Cemetery, Seneca town.
 


From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 26 October 1938

Hall, N. Y. -
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. Ledgerwood, 74, who died Monday, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the home in Hall. She is survived by two sons, Willard and Walter of Hall; and two daughters, Margaret Ledgerwood and Mrs. C. N. Kikkert, both of Hall; one brother, H. Sattler of East Orange, N. J.; and five grandchildren. Burial will be in Little Church Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 18 February 1887

Naples, N. Y. - On Tuesday, Mrs. Amanda Lee, aged 91, passed quietly away. To Mrs. Lee the evening time had come.



From Ontario County Chronicle 7 November 1900

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Clara Wilson Lee, wife of Thaddeus C. Lee, of West Bloomfield, died Saturday after a lingering illness, aged 66 years. She leaves besides her husband, one brother, John Willson, and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Dunham and Mrs. Plimpton Sears, all residents of Bristol.



From Ontario County Journal 24 April 1908

The death of Elias S. Lee, an aged man, for the last nine years a paralytic invalid, occurred on Friday morning at the home of his nephew, W. D. Lee. The funeral was held on Easter day from the Methodist church, in which for 70 yrs he had been deeply interested and where in service of prayer and song and teaching, he had spent the happiest hours of his life. He was born in Naples 82 years ago and had lived here ever since. His father was Charles Lee; his mother, Amanda Holcomb, one of the large family of that name in this vicinity, a veritable mother in Israel. His wife was Lorinda Robinson, of Naples, who left him nine years ago for the heavenly home. It was soon after that he was stricken down, but nothing could dampen his religious fervor or cause him to complain. Though scarcely able to move, he has, since his affliction, several times hobbled down slowly down to the church, one-third of a mile, to again take his seat close to the altar. He always had a smile and a pleasant greeting for every one, and there was none to say aught against him. He leaves three sons, Fred, of Rochester; Frank of Buffalo, and Grant of Naples; one brother, Oren D. Lee of Oklahoma; and many nephews, nieces and cousins. The church was filled with these and many friends. His Sunday school class of ladies, which he taught from young womanhood, was present in a body. His elderly brothers in the church bore him to the grave, and songs that he loved were sung. He was laid away in Rose Ridge beside his wife who had been so dear to him.




From Ontario County Journal 26 January 1917

Rushville, N. Y. - 
The death of Mrs. Elizabeth Bailey Lee occurred on Monday evening at the home of her son, Daniel Lee, in this village, death resulting from a shock of paralysis suffered 10 days ago. She was born in Renssalaer county on March 13, 1838, and lived there until 1880, when she came with her husband, Jerome Lee, to the town of Jerusalem, Yates county. Since her husband's death, three years ago, she had lived alone in their home until increasing feebleness caused her to come and spend the winter at the home of her only living child. Besides her son, she leaves a sister, Mrs. Eliza Williams, and a brother, George Bailey, both of Rennsalaer county. Funeral services were held from the Lee home on Wednesday, Rev. G. L. Pasche, pastor of the Methodist church, of which denomination she had been a member for many years, officiating. Burial was in Rushville cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 28 December 1935

Canandaigua, N. Y. -  Mrs. Ida A. Lee,
80, widow of Robert N. Lee, died in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter Hook, in Cheshire, Thursday night, following an illness.



From Ontario County Journal 24 March 1899

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Lorinda Robinson,
wife of Elias S. Lee, died of heart disease after an illness of some years, on Saturday morning, aged 66 years. She had always lived in Naples and was a most estimable woman. Besides her husband, she leaves three sons, Frank Lee of Buffalo; Fred of Rochester; and Grant of this village. Her pastor, Rev. J. A. Smith, of the Methodist church, officiated at her funeral.



From Ontario Messenger 7 January 1857

DIED - In West Bloomfield, Ontario Co., on Wednesday evening, Dec. 17, 1856, Dea. Reuben Lee, aged 83 years. Deacon Lee was one of the early settlers of Western New York, and contributed no small share in making the "wilderness to become a fruitful field." He was born in Guilford, Ct., in Sept. 1773, and removed to what is now West Bloomfield in 1796. Eight years after the Indian title to the land was extinguished by Messrs. Phelps & Gorham. With his young wife (who was a few weeks older than himself, and who still survives him,) he came the long journey to the West, in the slow and tedious way then known to emigrants; and built his log cabin near the spot where subsequently he created a snug Connecticut dwelling of one story, in which he resided to the day of his death. Sixty years in one spot, with the wife of his youth, on the great thoroughfare from the New England Hive to the Far West.



From Naples Record 17 May 1922

At his home in East Bloomfield, occurred the death on Sunday, May 14, 1922, of Roswell Munson Lee. He was born in East Bloomfield on September 20, 1854 and that town had been his home nearly his entire life. He was prominent in Democratic politics, both in his home town and in Ontario county; he was supervisor of East Bloomfield for six terms, and in 1912 was elected sheriff of Ontario county. He is survived by his wife, who was Ella A. Gooding; three children, Raymond, of Canandaigua; Mrs. Hester A. S. Kent, of East Bloomfield, and Mrs. Pauline L. Jones, of Holcomb; also by four sisters, Mrs Cynthia Swift, of East Bloomfield, and the Misses Lillian, Sarah and Inez Lee, all of Canandaigua. Funeral services will be held from the home this afternoon.



From Ontario County Journal 23 December 1910

The death of Mrs. Sarah A. Lee occurred at her home on Fort Hill avenue on Thursday evening, Dec. 15, aged 86 years. Death was due to an attack of acute bronchitis, though she had been in feeble health for some years. Mrs. Lee was born in West Bloomfield and was a daughter of Hon. and Mrs. Reynolds Peck. She was one of a family of nine children, of which three sisters survive. On July 14, 1845, she was married to Seth Lee, who died in 1875. Mrs. Lee is survived by one son, Roswell M. Lee of East Bloomfield; and four daughters, Mrs. O. H. Swift of East Bloomfield, Miss Lillie Lee, Miss Sarah Lee and Miss Inez Lee of Canandaigua; and three sisters, Mrs. Robert Leach of Canandaigua, Mrs. William M. Page of Leavenworth, Kan., and Mrs. Charles Latimer of Princeton, Ill. The funeral was held from the house on Saturday afternoon, Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord of St. John's church, officiating. Interment was in the Lee cemetery at East Bloomfield.



From Geneva Daily Times 2 February 1910

William Lee,
aged 55 years, died this afternoon at 2 o'clock at his home on the Nester farm on Lochland Road. For the past ten years the deceased had been the foreman of the Nester farm. He had been in ill health since April last. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Margaret Lee and four children, John, William, Francis and Mary; also a brother, John Lee of Hall's Corners. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery.



From Ontario County Chronicle 19 August 1903

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
At his home, Saturday evening, August 15, Willis E. Lee died, at the age of 47 years. Mr. Lee was a brother of Supervisor R. M. Lee, and was born and always lived in this town. He was a man of sterling worth and was like by everyone with whom he came in contact. For the past six years he had been a great sufferer from rheumatism. He was so badly crippled as to be unable to walk for the past two years and for the past three months was entirely helpless. His mind was active and he was cheerful up to the last, never complaining and always greatly interested in what was going on in the world and in the community. He is survived by his wife, one son, his mother, one brother, and four sisters; his brother, Supervisor R. M. Lee, and one sister, Mrs. O. H. Swift, living here, his mother and three sisters, Sarah, Lillian and Inez, living in Canandaigua. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua



From Ontario County Journal 27 December 1889

Elisha F. Leech,
a life-long resident of West Bloomfield, prominent in town and county affairs and highly respected for his many good qualities of mind and heart, died at his home on the 16th inst. at the age of 72 years. Mr. Leech was the youngest son in the family of nine children of Payne K. and Joanna Clark Leech, who came from Lyme, Conn., to Bloomfield and settled on a farm early in the century. Three of the sons -- Payne K., Gordon and Charles -- removed early to Michigan. The daughters became the wives of Bezaleel C. Taft, Ambrose Worthington, Chauncey Whitney, Wallace R. Walker and Z. Austin. P. K. Leech and Mrs. Austin are now the only survivors. The deceased occupied the homestead farm for many years and then moved to the village. For nine years from 1856 to 1865 he represented West Bloomfield in the board of supervisors and made an excellent record as a public official. About fifty years ago Mr. Leech married Miss Minerva Peck, daughter of Hon. Reynold Peck, and to them were born three sons, Richard, Mark S. and Porter F. Leech, and two daughters, Mrs. John F. Elton and Mrs. Charles H. Hopkins. Mr. Leech was well-known as a man of probity, integrity and generosity and his loss is deeply felt in the community.



From Ontario County Journal 13 July 1888

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - One of the saddest of bereavements occurred in West Bloomfield on Sunday morning, the 1st day of July, in the death, at the age of 86 years, of Emily C., wife of Porter F. Leech, a prominent merchant of that place. Mrs. Leech leaves a devoted husband, two children, one an infant; her mother, the widow of George A. Wendell, deceased, and a sister, the widow of George W. Hamlin, late of East Bloomfield, deceased, to mourn her loss, as also a large circle of other relatives and friends. She had been for some months gradually weakening down with consumption, but had resolutely, and with great persistence of will, struggled against the fatal disease, only to find at last -- as do all others -- that she must give up in the unequal contest. The sympathy of the community is especially moved for the bereaved husband and motherless children.



From Victor Herald 2 June 1899

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. M. L. Leech,
widow of the late Elisha Leech, died Saturday night at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. C. H. Hopkins, aged 75 years. She leaves two sons, P. F. Leech of this village, and Mark Leech of Rochester; also two daughters, Mrs. C. H. Hopkins of North Bloomfield and Mrs. John P. Elton of Canandaigua. The funeral will be held on Tuesday. Interment at Rural Cemetery in this village.



From Livonia Gazette 12 July 1878

Richard P. Leech, proprietor of the tile factory at Allen's Hill, died Sunday evening last. The funeral was held on Tuesday and was largely attended.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 September 1906

The funeral of Mrs. Romelia M. Leet, aged 50 years, who died Tuesday night at her home in Flint Creek, will be held tomorrow afternoon at three o'clock and burial will be at Sand Hill. The deceased has been an invalid for about nine years and besides her husband, C. W. Leet, she is survived by one little boy.



From Ontario County Times 12 December 1888

The announcement of the death of Charles L. Leete, Esq., of East Bloomfield, will be received by many readers of this paper with sincere sorrow. The deceased was an honest, upright man, highly esteemed by his fellow townsmen, repeatedly called to positions of public trust and responsibility, and uniformly sustained the character of a generous, public-spirited and useful citizen. He was a native of West Bloomfield, having been born in that town in 1823. It will be observed that his funeral is to be held tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock.



From Ontario County Times 4 May 1892

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
Last Friday night, the 29th, the wife of Charles B. Leete, dropped away suddenly from heart failure, as we understand, and is to be buried Tuesday, May 3, in the family lot in West Bloomfield. Funeral at 2 o'clock from the house. Although comparatively a stranger here, she had made many warm friends, on account of her good qualities of mind and heart, and she will be truly mourned, for none knew her but to love her. She leaves a sorrowing young husband and an infant son of ten days.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 9 November 1887

Seneca Castle -
Last Saturday morning, Mrs. LeFever, a woman seventy-three years of age, living in Hopewell, who had been for some time quite feeble, arose in the morning and had just commenced her labors for the day, when she suddenly fell to the floor and died almost instantly. The cause was some disease of the heart.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 29 January 1917

Shortsville, Jan 28 - James J. LeFevre,
for twenty-three years ticket agent and telegraph operator at the New York Central Station in this village, died in his home in High street shortly after 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, aged 50 years. Although he had been in poor health for some time, he did not give up his position until Christmas Day, and since that time has been confined to his bed. Mr. LeFevre was a native of Ardenberg, Holland. He was a son of Anthony and Sarah Van Hall LeFevre, was born October 15 1867. When 12 years of age he came to this country and located on a farm near Ionia and Miller's Corners. His education was received in the Ionia schools and on April 1, 1889, he took the position of baggage agent at the New York Central Station in Macedon, where he remained until August 1, 1891, when he was transferred to Brighton and acted as baggage agent until October 1st. From Brighton he went to Padelfords, where he was ticket agent and telegraph operator until April 1, 1892, when he was sent back Brighton as baggage agent again. On March 4, 1894, he came from Brighton to Shortsville, and has been ticket agent and telegraph operator at the New York Central Station here ever since.

His wife was formerly Miss Elizabeth Pauline Weitzel to whom he was married in Millers Corners on September 14, 1892. When a young lad he joined the Miller's Corners Band, in which he always kept up his interest, going each year to its annual reunion. He was a member of the Shortsville Methodist Episcopal Church, for many years was a leader of the choir, and superintendent of the Sunday School. He was a member of Shortsville Tent, Knights of the Maccabees, and a past commander; a member of Parlor Village Lodge, I. O. O. F., and a past grand; a member of Parlor Village Rebekah Lodge, and a member of the O. R. Telegraphers. For several terms he served the village as collector and at present was a member of the Village Board of Trustees. He was very fond of music and possessed a pleasing tenor voice.

He leaves his wife; three daughters, the Misses Nettie, Grace and Marjorie LeFevre, all of Shortsville; one son, Arthur S. LeFevre, of Shortsville; his mother, Mrs. Sarah LeFevre, of Rochester; three brothers, Anthony, John and Samuel LeFevre of Rochester; and three sisters, Mrs. Isaac Hess, Mrs. William Vanneck and Mrs. Arthur Dunn, all of Rochester. The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Donal H. MacKenzie, pastor of the Shortsville Presbyterian church, officiating, and the members of the orders to which he belonged will attend in a body. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery, Shortsville.



From Geneva Gazette 16 June 1899

Last Sunday night occurred the death of Mr. Edward V. Lefferts at his home on North street at the advanced age of 88 years. His death was the result of a fall which he received about six weeks ago.  He is survived by his widow, one daughter and two sons.



From Geneva Daily Times 25 April 1908

Mrs. Mary Wentworth Lefferts,
widow of the late Edward B. Lefferts, died at 11 o'clock this morning at the family residence, No. 108 North street, aged 83 years. She had always lived in this city and was one of the oldest residents. She is survived by one son, Edward B. Lefferts of Rochester; two daughters, Misses Mary E. and Laura E., both of this city; and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth K. Delaney of Elmira. Short services will probably be held at the house Monday morning. Burial will take place at Trumansburg.



From Ontario Repository and Messenger 5 August 1874

James Lefurge,
an old and respectable farmer of Seneca, being in his 87th year, died at his rural residence on Monday morning of last week, after an illness of only three days.



From Geneva Daily Times 29 November 1943

Mrs. Margaret LeGab,
wife of Robert A. LeGab, died at her home, 132 Pulteney street, Saturday, November 27th, following a short illness. She was a member of the Rosary Society of St. Stephen's Church. Besides her husband, she leaves three daughters, Mrs. Edward F. Baumgartner, Miss Margaret LeGab and Mrs. David . Sutfin; four grandchildren, Esther E., Robert F., and Mary N. Baumgartner, and Nancy Savery Sutfin; four sisters, Mrs. W W. Patterson, Mrs. J. M. O'Malley, Miss Lillian Groden, all of Oakland, Calif. and Mrs. T. J. Prendergast of Hall; and one brother, Michael Groden of Rochester. Funeral rites will be conducted from the home Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock and from St. Stephen's Church at 9:30. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 6 February 1935

Hall, N. Y. -
The death of John A. Legerwood occurred Monday night at his home here, following a shock Sunday evening. Mr. Legerwood had been in ill health for some time. Descendant of one of the pioneer families of this vicinity, he had lived all his life in or near near the village, and was a successful farmer. He is survived by his widow, two sons, G. Willard, who resides on the Legerwood farm, and Walter, of Gage; two daughters, Mrs. C. N. Kikkert of Hall and Miss Margaret Legerwood at home; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon with burial in the Little Church Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 November 1904

The funeral of Rosie Legette, wife of the Italian section boss on the Lehigh Valley, who died with pneumonia, Thursday, at her home on North Sherrill street, took place this morning at 9 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales church. Burial was in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 21 April 1899

Rushville, N. Y. -
After several months of very serious illness and much suffering, Joshua C. Legg died on Wednesday morning about 6 o'clock. His death had been daily anticipated all winter, and his daughter, Mrs. Pratt, has been here the second time for about two months, and once before for several weeks. He was about 80 years of age, and is survived by a wife, two sons who are in the far west, and one daughter. The funeral will be held today at his late home.



From Naples Record 27 March 1875

Mrs. Theresa M. Leggett
died on Thursday night at the residence of her husband, Charles Leggett, on Cohocton St., after a very short but severe illness of fever. She was about 35 years old; was the daughter of John and Eliza Benjamin, and leaves two small children, besides husband, parents, brothers and sisters to mourn her loss. She had lived here her entire life, was a kind neighbor and wife, and much respected by all who knew her. The funeral services will be held from the residence at 1 p.m. on Sunday and from the M. E. Church at 2 p.m., where appropriate services will be held.



From Ontario County Journal 17 November 1876

Mr. Isaac Legore,
an old and respected citizen of this place, died very suddenly on Tuesday evening, about 6 o'clock. He has been in poor health for several months past, but there was no sign of unusual illness through Tuesday, and his sudden death was unexpected and sincerely regretted.  His age was 84 years.  He was one of the early settlers of this section, and, with one exception, was the oldest living resident of this place.

From Naples Record 25 November 1876

Isaac Legore,
whose death was chronicled last week, was born and passed the first twenty years of his long life at Detroit, Mich. He learned his trade there and was a resident during the exciting time of Hull's surrender. He was active with our army at the time of the surrender, and his gun under his own log shop and resolutely refused to take the oath of allegiance, or countenance the affair in any way. He was sent a prisoner of war to Fort George in Canada where he remained until exchanged. He removed to Canandaigua in 1813, and there in its early days engaged in his trade, assisting much in the building up of our County Seat. He built the old windmill that stood so long at the foot of the lake and was conspicuous in many of the enterprises of that early day. About 1840 he removed to Naples. settling upon the farm now owned by Edwin Wisewell, and afterwards passed a few years where Isaac Legore now lives.

After a residence here of about twenty years, he removed to Canandaigua, which always seemed to be his home more than any other locality, and there passed pleasantly the remainder of his days. His loving companion of so many years died about two years ago. Last Tuesday at 5 o'clock in the evening, he ate his usual meal, apparently as well as usual, and at 7 1/2 o'clock was no more. He was upon the street that day and seemed usually well. But he was 84 years old and the life work was done -- the time had come for the dissolution of the earthly part, and his many friends will greet him no more on this side. He was an exemplary man in every respect, prudent, industrious and reliable as a business man, kind and indulgent as a father, husband and neighbor. He had a very large circle of friends and relatives who mourn his loss. His children are all middle-aged people, and heads families -- and as far as possible were present at the final services -- Isaac, John, Mrs. Farley, and William. Appropriate services by Rev. Mr. Bailey of the Congregational church were held from the late residence of Main Street, Canandaigua, and his remains were interred in the new cemetery by the side of his wife's.



From Ontario County Journal 6 June 1913

Isaac Legore,
one of Naples' oldest and most-respected citizens, died on May 29 at his home on South Main street, after an illness of a few months. He was 94 years old, born in Canandaigua, where he lived until in middle life, when he came to Naples, where he had since resided. He was an unusually intelligent man, industrious and honorable. For many years he carried on a cooperage business, at which he was an expert, continuing, in connection with farming, until he was past four score years. He was prosperous and enjoyed life up to his last illness. He was a sturdy Republican and it was his boast that from 1840, when he first voted for the Harrison campaign, he had never missed voting for the Republican candidates for president and was only once driven to the polls. It was a pleasure for him to talk of the Canandaigua celebrities who lived in his time. His wife died many years ago. He leaves a son, John A. Legore; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Dean; and a grandson, John Dean. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church, the pastor, Rev. D. A. Chamberlayne, officiating. But three citizens here are older than he was at death. Two sons served in the Civil war, William and John, and one daughter, Mrs. Farley, lived and died at Union Springs.



From Ontario County Journal 9 October 1874

DIED -
In Canandaigua on Wednesday morning, September 30, Mrs. Jane Legore, aged 87 years and two months.  Mrs. Legore was born in Philadelphia, July 27, 1787, and came to the Genesee country with her father's family when she was but ten years old.  Her father, Abijah Peters, was the first tailor that located in the village of Canandaigua.  Mr. Peters having decided to leave Philadelphia and seek a home in the wilderness, embarked with his family on board of what was then called a wheat boat, at Milton, Pa., and floated down the Susquehanna river to Northumberland and from thence up the branch to Newtown, (now Elmira) where they landed and remained but a short time, when he procured a team and continued on to Painted Post.  The family made a short stop at Painted Post when they continued on to the village of Bath.  Here Mr. Peters worked at his trade for about two years, when he again moved to the head of Canandaigua lake, and leaving his family there proceeded on to the village of Canandaigua where he opened a shop and commenced work in a room in Captain Dudley's tavern on Main street.  One year later he removed his family to Canandaigua. Nearly two years since the writer visited Mrs. Legore and found her in possession of a retentive memory and good health, and although having lost her eyesight a few years before, she was cheerful and seemed pleased to recite many incidents of her early life.  She remembered the embarkation at Northumberland and the means used to propel the wheat boat up the river.  This was done by poles in the hands of stalwart men placed against the shoulder, and although the labor was hard and the time tedious, still these boatmen were happy and sang merrily the boatman's song, which she was still able to repeat.  When the family landed at Newtown (Elmira) there was but one house there, and that was a small tavern kept by a Mr. Shekell, who owned a number of slaves.  She remembered the small mill that was in operation at the head of Canandaigua lake, and compared it to a large coffee-mill with a crank, the mill holding about half a bushel of grain.  This mill was placed on the top of a post which was firmly set in the ground and each settler would drive up to the mill, grind his own grain, take it home and sift the flour from the bran with a hand sieve. When she was eleven years old, she was the playmate of Captain Dudley's daughter, Sally Dudley.  Mrs. Dudley was preparing for a quilting party, and as they need no cards of invitation in those days, Jane was promised by Mrs. Dudley that if she would accompany Sally and invite all the women and girls on both sides of the street in the village to the quilting, she might come and take tea with Sally and stay and see them dance. This seemed to her a great consideration, and she and Sally proceeded to business and personally invited all the females in the village to the quilting.  The following day the quilting party came off in the ballroom of Captain Dudley's tavern, and they were all there but three, and there was just seats enough at the three quilts for those that were there.  Among the young men that attended the dance in the evening were Peter B. Porter, Nathaniel W. Howell, John Clark, Augustus Porter, Henry Chapin and Elihu Younglove.

The subject of this sketch was married to Isaac Legore on the 21st of August, 1813, and they have lived together a little over sixty-one years.  Another singular fact connected with their history is that Mr. Legore (who survives his aged wife) was in the coopering business in 1814 in the village of Canandaigua, and still continues in the same occupation in the same village.



From Ontario County Times 10 February 1892

Naples, N. Y. -  Mrs. Mary Legore,
wife of Isaac Legore, died at her home in this village on Tuesday last. She had not been in robust health for a long time, and could not rally from an attack of the grip. Mrs. Legore was a woman of rare good sense and the center of a large circle of loving friends.



From Geneva Daily Times 17 October 1916

Mrs. Louise Squires Lehmann,
wife of George C. Lehmann, died this morning at her home in Buffalo, after an illness of several weeks. Besides her husband she leaves one son, Alan D. Lehmann of Buffalo; one sister, Mrs. F. W. Whitwell of Geneva; one brother, William D. Squires of San Francisco. Mrs. Lehmann was the eldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward N. Squires of this city. The funeral will be held next Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home of Mrs. F. W. Whitwell. Interment will be made in Glenwood cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 May 1912

Clifton Springs, N. Y - Michael Lehr, Sr.,
died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Backus, where he had been spending some time, on Saturday morning. He had been ill for several weeks. Mr. Lehr was born on July 12, 1833, in Germany. When a young man, eighteen years old, he came to America to reside. East Newark was his first residence and he has always lived in this vicinity since that time. His wife was Miss Catherine Hartnagle, of East Newark. They were married fifty-eight years. Mrs. Lehr died three years ago and her burial took place on May 11th three years ago, which day was also her birthday. It is a peculiar coincidence that Mr. Lehr should pass away on this day so full of memories. In 1878 they moved on a farm near this village, where they lived until five years ago when they came into Clifton Springs to reside. Mr. Lehr was a member of the German Evangelical church at Newark. To Mr. and Mrs. Lehr eleven children were born. Nine children survive him as follows: Mrs. John Walters of Meadow Grove, Nebraska; George Lehr and Michael Lehr, Jr., of Clifton Springs; Mrs. John Caruso of Canandaigua; Fred Lehr of Port Gibson; Mrs. John Backus of Clifton Springs; Mrs. Ed. Backus of Rochester; Mrs. John Abanshene of Marshall, Mich.; Albert Lehr of Newark. Twenty-two grandchildren are also living. The remains will be place beside his wife in the Willow Avenue Cemetery at Newark.



From Geneva Daily Times 6 May 1909

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
Yesterday morning at the family home on Ladue avenue in this village occurred the death of Mrs. Michael Lehr, after an illness extending over several months. The deceased was born in Germany 74 years ago, and came to America at the age of eighteen years. She had been married about 54 years, and had resided in this village for over two years, having come here from Port Gibson, where she had been a resident for the past thirty years. She is survived by a husband and nine children, as follows: Mrs. Martin Walter of Meadow Grove, Neb., Mrs. John Carson of Victor, Mrs. Edward Backus of East Rochester; Fred Lehr of Port Gibson; Mrs. Kate Backus, Miss Ida Lehr, George, Michael and Allen Lehr, all of this village. A brief funeral service will be held from her late residence tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock, and the remains will be taken to Newark, where a service will be held from the German Evangelical church at 3 o'clock, and interment will be in the family plot at the Newark Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 18 January 1901

The death of Mrs. Anna Leighton occurred Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Van Huben, on North Genesee street, aged 89 years.  She is survived by two daughters in this city, Mrs. Fred Van Huben and Mrs. A. E. Van Wie.



From Geneva Gazette 18 February 1881

The venerable Jonathan Leighton, proprietor of the store next west of our office -- whose serious illness we announced in our last -- died on Monday, the 14th inst. He came to Geneva about one year ago from Sodus, and establishing himself in the store referred to and stocking it with "Yankee Notions," built up quite a thriving trade. Of genial and kindly temperment, he made friends of all with whom he came in contact. He had been ill but a few weeks.



From Geneva Daily Times 23 October 1916

Howard E. Leitner,
aged 33 years, died yesterday morning at 8:30 at the Geneva City Hospital. The body was taken to his home on the Pre-Emption road today. He is survived by his wife and 4 small children, 2 boys and 2 girls; also several brothers and sisters in the West. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of C. S. Grey, on the McKay Farm on Pre-Emption road. Rev. Kenneth A. Bray of St. Peter's Episcopal church will officiate. Interment will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 25 October 1944

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -  Lee H. Leland,
66, former Ontario County treasurer and lifelong resident here, died in Clifton Springs Sanitarium yesterday after a long illness. A Republican, he served nine years, until a year and a half ago. He was in the coal and lumber business for 30 years here until taking office as county treasurer. Mr. Leland also for many years was a member of the Finger Lakes Boy Scout Council and was a former president of that organization. He was a member of Palmyra Lodge, F & A M, and always took an active part in the organization. He leaves a son, Roberto F. Leland of Clifton Springs, and a brother, Charles Leland of Watertown. Funeral will be held in his home, 50 E. Main street, at 2:30 p.m. Friday, the Rev. John A. MacSporran, Clifton Springs Sanitarium chaplain, officiating. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery (Geneva).



From Geneva Daily Times 10 April 1926

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -  Roderick L. Leland,
who for many years was identified with the business and industrial life of Clifton Springs, died on Saturday, April 3rd, at the age of 75 years after a comparatively short illness. Mr. Leland was born in Hamilton, Ont., of American parents, on September 15, 1851. The early years of his life were spent in Geneva, but when about the age of twenty he moved to Clifton Springs, and, excepting for six years spent in Palmyra, had since lived here. For thirteen years he was engaged in the dry goods and grocery business. In 1897, he sold out to become one of the founders of the Judd & Leland Manufacturing Company, of which he was vice-president at the time of his death. He served as postmaster of Clifton Springs for eight years after which the firm of H. L. Leland & Sons was founded. About thirteen years ago he retired from active business.

Mr. Leland was a a member of the M. E. Church, serving as treasurer and chairman of the board of trustees until recently. He was a charter a member of Garoga Lodge, F. & A. M. and a trustee since of institution of the lodge. He was also a a member of Newark Chapter, No. 119, R. A. M. and of Zandia Commandery, No. 41, E. T. He is survived by two sons, Lee H. Leland of this village and Charles B. Leland of Watertown. The funeral service was here from the home of his son, Lee H. Leland, on Monday afternoon, with Rev. Frederick Maunder, pastor of the M. E. Church, officiating. Burial was made in the Clifton Springs cemetery.



From Ontario County Chronicle 10 December 1902

Mrs. Sophia Leland
died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Geo. B. Anderson, in Gibson street, Sunday morning, aged 69 years. The deceased had been a resident of Canandaigua about 10 years. Her death was due to a general breaking down of her health. The funeral was held from her late home Monday afternoon, the Rev. Lewis T. Reed of the Congregational church officiating. The interment was in Woodlawn. She is survived by three brothers and three sisters.



From Ontario County Journal 21 October 1910

The death of Mrs. Elizabeth W. Lemke occurred at her home on Main street north on Tuesday evening after an illness of a few weeks, aged 64 years. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. W. H. Kohman of Syracuse; and the Misses Elizabeth M. and Lena V. Lemke of this village; two sons, Ernest E. of this village, and Albert F. of Vancouver, B. C.; two sisters, Mrs. Fred M. Peacellad of Rochester, and Mrs. Henry Smith of Albion; and one brother, John Bossman of Milwaukee, Wis. Private funeral services were held from the family home at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon and a public service in the mortuary chapel at Woodlawn at 3 o'clock. Rev. E. P. Wood of the Universalist church officiated.



From Ontario County Journal 15 January 1904

At his residence on upper Main street on Tuesday night occurred the death of William F. Lemke, from pneumonia. The deceased was born in Germany 57 years ago, and came to this village 25 years ago. He is survived by his wife and five children. The funeral will be held from the home this afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. J. Scott Ebersole officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 6 April 1917

The death of Leonardo Lemma, aged 83 years, occurred at the home of his son, Pasquale Lemma, on Wednesday. He was a native of Italy. He leaves his wife, three sons, Pasquale, Anthony and Samuel Lemma; and three daughters, Mrs. Rosa Agovetta, Mrs. Diana Marafiole and Mrs. Angeline Onerato, all of Canandaigua. The funeral services will be held at St. Mary's church this morning at 9:30 o'clock. Interment will be in Calvary cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 25 March 1898

The death of James Lennon occurred at his home on West Gibson street on Monday, March 21, at the age of 76 years. He had been a resident of the village for fifty-three years. He is survived by a widow, five sons and four daughters.



From Geneva Daily Times 15 July 1907

Mrs. Barbara Lentz, wife of John Lentz, died this morning at four o'clock at the family residence, No. 369 Exchange street, after an illness of many months. She was 74 years old and was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, coming to this country and this city when she was about seventeen years old. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Rose L. Baird, and two grandsons, Roy R. Baird and Leon L. Baird. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the house. Rev. M. E. Toewe, pastor of the German Lutheran church, will officiate and interment will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 29 May 1939

William A. Lerkins,
74, died this morning at his home at 16 North Morrell avenue following a long illness. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Ellen C. Lerkins; one daughter, Mrs. Lydia M. Toombs; two sons, William C. of Geneva and Ernest J. of Waterloo; one sister, Mrs. Frances Lane of Phelps; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Lerkins was an employee of the Patent Cereals Co., for sixteen years. Private funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the family home with the Rev. F. L. Harper of the First Presbyterian church officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Friend may call tomorrow afternoon and evening.



From Geneva Daily Times 1 July 1903

A large assemblage gathered at the home of L. F. Siglar at 11 Grove street this afternoon at 3 o'clock to attend the funeral of Mrs. Bessie S. Leonard, who died at the city hospital Monday morning.  The front parlor was profusely decorated with a very great number of handsome cut flowers and set pieces of which the most conspicuous were an elaborate pillow of roses from the Federation of Labor, of which Mr. Leonard is president, bearing in raised letters the inscription, "G. F. of L.", a wreath of pink and white carnations from the Polishers' union of which Mr. Leonard is also a member; a handsome pillow of pink and white roses from the Geneva Optical company; two handsome bouquets of cut flowers and roses from the Initial Pedro club and the Social Whist club, to both of which Mrs. Leonard belonged, and handsome floral pieces from the Sunday school of the Universalist Church and the local Women's Relief corps. The services were conducted in an impressive manner by Rev. George Cross Bauer, pastor of the First Universalist Church. A quartet comprised of H. B. Lawrence, F. A. Spengler, Miss A. Bowker and Miss Eva Hemiup rendered several selections effectively.  The pall bearers were John Van Devyver, John Skinner, John Alsop, William Fink, Charles Fox and Harry Archer. The burial was in Glenwood cemetery.

From Geneva Advertiser 30 June 1903

Mrs. Albert B. Leonard,
daughter of Lummis Siglar, died at three o'clock yesterday morning, June 29th, following an operation for appendicitis performed by Dr. Jones of Rochester on Friday before. Mrs. Leonard was aged 24 years. They have been married about six years and besides her husband she leaves a son aged five years. It is a sad case, as before this attack she was in the best of health. The operation was performed at the city hospital. She has a wide circle of friends who feel deeply grieved over her sudden death.



From Geneva Daily Times 23 March 1908

Albert G. Leonard,
stoker of the Kanadasaga Steamer Company for the past twenty years and the oldest active fireman in the city, died at his home, No. 40 Lewis street, last night. Mr. Leonard had been ill for some time past and his death was not entirely unexpected. He was 60 years of age and had been connected with the Geneva Fire Department for the past forty years. He was the son of the late Albert Leonard at one time prominent in political and business circles in Geneva. Mr. Leonard was born in Geneva and had resided here his entire lifetime. He had been connected with the Standard Optical Company for the past twenty years and was with that company until the time he was taken ill. Besides his widow he is survived by three sons, Albert, George and Max Leonard, all of this city; two daughters, Miss Anna Leonard of Geneva and Mrs. R. D. McPherson of New York; three brothers, William, Samuel and John O. Leonard, and one sister, Mrs. John Gibson of this city. The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence. Rev. David H. Craver, pastor of the North Presbyterian church, will officiate and interment will be made in Glenwood Cemetery. 



From Geneva Gazette 10 June 1881

Charles Leonard,
a young man well-known in Geneva, and a soldier in the late war, died after a short illness on June 4th, and was buried on Tuesday, the Grand Army turning out in large numbers. He was 36 years and six months old and was a member of the 15th New York Volunteers. The family wish to return thanks to the Grand Army for their attendance.



From Geneva Daily Times 20 July 1895

Charles H. Leonard, aged 37 years, died on Monday, the 15th inst., at his home in Manchester.



From Geneva Daily Times 23 August 1907

Mrs. Jane Anne Leonard, widow of the late Albert G. Leonard, died last night at 11:30 o'clock at the home of her son, John Leonard, No. 45 Geneva street. She was 83 years old and has been in ill health for the past ten years. She is survived by four sons, Albert, William, Samuel and John; one daughter, Mrs. John Gibson; three sisters, Mrs. Julia Kellogg, Mrs. Frank Page, Mrs. Mary Holmann; and one brother, George Butterfield, all of this city. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at three o'clock from the home of John Leonard on Geneva street. Rev. W. W. Weller, pastor of the First Presbyterian church will officiate and interment will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Shortsville Enterprise 26 November 1914

The death of Mrs. Julia B. Leonard occurred very suddenly at her home in Farmington township on Monday night about 11 o'clock. Her age was 77 years. Mrs. Leonard was a daughter of the late Tunis W. and Lydia Van Dyke Latting, and was born in the town of Farmington on July 11, 1837. On October, 1871, she was married in Canandaigua to Alonzo Leonard. For the last twenty years she has lived in the town of Farmington, and previous to that was a resident of Michigan. By birth she was a Quaker. She leaves her husband and one granddaughter, Miss Emma Latting. The funeral was held from her late home at 1:30 on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Harold Strathearn, pastor of the Shortsville M. E. Church, officiating, and interment followed in Brookside Cemetery in this village.



From Geneva Daily Times 25 November 1927

The death of Mrs. Leona Leonard, wife of George Leonard, of 96 Mill street, occurred at the General Hospital on Wednesday. Mrs. Leonard was taken ill while she was attending her husband who is seriously ill of pneumonia. She was 36 years old. She is survived by her husband, three sons, George, Thomas and Robert Leonard of Geneva, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William McComb of Hall and one brother and a sister. The Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from her late home with Rev. Alexander Thompson officiating. Interment will be made in Number Nine Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 31 January 1933

Mrs. Sabia Leone,
wife of Louis Leone, died suddenly last evening of a heart attack at the family home, 33 Wadsworth street. Besides her husband, she leaves two sons, James Antines of Geneva and Charles of New York; and three daughters, Georgine and Ida Antines of Italy and Sister Mary Clara of South America. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 8:30 o'clock from her late home and 9 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 8 October 1897
 
Phelps, N. Y. - James LeRoy,
an old and esteemed resident of this town, died last Monday morning of softening of the brain, aged 77 years. the deceased had been in feeble health for a long time. A wife, one son, Wm. LeRoy, and four daughters, Mrs. Charles Ridley and Mrs. George Hornbeck of this place; Mrs. Byron Morris of East Newark, and Mrs. George Wright of Waterloo, survive. The funeral services were held from the residence, about three miles northeast of the village, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Shaw officiating. Interment was made in the Phelps cemetery.



From Ontario Repository 30 April 1873

On Thursday of last week a young lady living in Phelps, named Mary Leroy, committed suicide by taking laudanum. She left a letter stating that some unfortunate occurrence with a young man at a ball a short time previous had induced her to commit the fatal act. The matter will probably be investigated by the authorities.



From Geneva Daily Times 16 September 1907

Phelps, N. Y. - Richard Leroy, an aged citizen of the town of Phelps, died Sunday night at his home three miles northeast of here. He had been in ill health for the past year and his death was due to a general breaking down of his system. Mr. Leroy was born at White Plains, this state, 85 years ago. He lived there until 1861 when he moved to Phelps and ever since he has been a resident of this place. Mr. Leroy was a stone mason by trade but of late years he had followed the occupation of farming. His surviving relatives are three sons, Frank Leroy of Wappinger Falls, Charles Leroy of Lyons and Richard Leroy of Phelps, also one daughter, Mrs. Ellen O'Connor of Rochester. The funeral will be held at St. Francis Catholic church Tuesday morning at ten o'clock.



From Ontario County Journal 31 August 1888

Mrs. Clarissa LeValley, the mother of O. W. LeValley, of Naples, and Mrs. Dr. Gray of Oneida, died at the home of the latter on the 23d inst., aged 84 years. She belonged to a Massachusetts family remarkable for its longevity. Of her eleven brothers and sisters, nine lived beyond the age of eighty years. She was an honored member of the Presbyterian church of Naples and the funeral services held on Sunday at the residence of her son in that village and conducted by her pastor, Rev. B. F. Millard, were largely attended.



From Ontario County Journal 30 May 1902

Naples, N. Y. -  Mrs. Hester LeValley,
mother of Orville F. LeValley, of this town, died on May 22, aged 91 years. She came to Naples a young woman with her husband, Elkanah LeValley, who died 30 years ago. Until a few months ago, when she was partly paralyzed, this venerable woman was in almost full possession of her faculties of mind and body. She was the oldest member of the Baptist church. The funeral was held on Saturday, Rev. H. L. Howard officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 5 November 1909

Naples, N. Y. - Oscar W. LeValley,
who has been steadily attending to his business in a harness store for forty years or more, feeling the infirmities of age, sold out four weeks ago, remained in the store until the inventory was complete, was then taken to his home, and soon fell asleep not to waken on earth. He was in his 78th year, and died the last day of October. His death removed the next oldest business man and merchant in the town. He was the only son of William LeValley, an old time hat manufacturer and merchant of Naples, coming here from Lansing. As a boy and young man, he was famous for his athletic qualities, being the finest ball player the country around. As a business man, he had a reputation for square dealing and attention to his business. He had something to do with politics and was appointed gauger in Rochester, where he lived for three years. He was a thorough Republican. His wife, who was Miss Nellie Pierce, of this place, died some six years ago, and but one, Miss Katherine, of his four children survive him. Dr. J. H. France officiated at the funeral on Wednesday, which was held from the family home, occupied by him for 70 years.



From Geneva Advertiser 16 February 1904

Alfred B. Levet,
whose severe illness was mentioned in the last issue, died at his home on Lyceum street last Thursday afternoon, February 11, at three o'clock. We almost knew from the nature of the man, his build, make-up, that if he had a fully-developed case of typhoid fever, it would prove fatal. And so it has. Mr. Levet came to Geneva about fourteen years ago, a splendid mechanic, cabinet maker and finisher. There was not enough of that class of work so he took to building, contracting, had a shop and tools with steam engine to drive his machinery, and was doing well. About twelve years ago he married the youngest daughter of Mrs. E. W. Harrington by whom two young boys are left. He was just getting on what we call "Easy Street," when he suffered a nervous chill, it developed into typhoid. He grew worse, and Thursday ended it all. A sad case, a sad case, a very sad case. His wife is none too well, and her mother has been an invalid for nearly two years. There's no one to carry on the business he built up, and it must cease, will probably be sold out.

From Geneva Daily Times 13 February 1904

The body of Albert B. Levet, who died at his home, 39 Elmwood place, Thursday afternoon, after a two weeks' illness with typhoid fever, was taken to Victor on the 12:17 o'clock Central train today, where the funeral took place at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Prayer was said at the house at 11 o'clock this morning by Rev. J. B. Champion, pastor of the First Baptist church. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. E. M. Levet, one brother, Oliver C. Levet, and one sister, Miss Elizabeth Levet, of Victor. He is also survived by his wife and two sons of this city.  Burial Village Cemetery, Victor NY



From Ontario County Journal 15 November 1895

After a lingering illness occurred the death late Monday night of David J. Levy, aged 37 years. Three brothers, Manuel, Louis and A. B. Levy, a sister, Miss Rachael Levy, a wife and two daughters survive him. The funeral was held Wednesday at 2 p.m.



From Ontario County Journal 10 August 1888

Jacob Levy, head of the dry goods firm of J. Levy & Son, died at his residence on Bristol street yesterday morning, after many days of intense suffering. Mr. Levy was in his sixty-seventh year, and had spent the last twenty-seven years of his life in active business in this village. Eleven years ago he established the well-known dry goods house of J. Levy & Son, which has steadily advanced to high standing in the business community.



From Geneva Daily Times 14 August 1907

Canandaigua, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Kate Sizer Levy, wife of A. B. Levy, a member of the firm of J. Levy sons, occurred at the Memorial Hospital yesterday after a long illness from nervous trouble. She was 50 years of age and is survived by her husband, one daughter, Miss Elizabeth and one son, Leo Levy. Mrs. Levy was a daughter of David and Mariette Bowers Sizer of Victor and came to this village at the time of her marriage to Mr. Levy. Her mother was an invalid for several years and during this that time Mrs. Levy gave her constant and devoted care, undermining her own health in the effort. Mrs. Levy was an attendant at the Presbyterian church.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 21 August 1907

The following out-of-town people were called here by the death and funeral of Mrs. A. B. Levy: James P. Cohen, New York city; Miss Alice Parks, Victor; Mrs. Wendell P. Hartshorn, Mrs. Henry Bowers, Mrs. Fred Bowers of Penn Yan; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Blumenthal, Mrs. Alex Blumentahl, Mrs. A. P. Gates, Mrs. A. Dinkelspiel, Miss Ida Levy, Mrs. Lizzie Weinberg, Mrs. George Decker, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Decker, Mrs. Harriet Wimble, Mrs. Eva Bowers Cowan, A. J. Swezy, all of Rochester.



From Ontario County Journal 19 December 1890

Mrs. Sophia Levy,
widow of the late Jacob Levy, suffered a second stroke of paralysis last Monday evening, from which she died Wednesday morning without having regained consciousness. Mrs. Levy had nearly recovered several months since. Four sons (three forming the well-known dry goods house of Levy Sons) and one daughter survive her. She was about sixty years of age. The funeral services will be held from the late residence of the deceased this morning at 11:30 o'clock, Rev. Dr. Landesberg of Rochester, officiating. The remains will be interred in Mount Hope cemetery, Rochester.



From Ontario County Journal 28 March 1919

Farmington, N. Y. -  William Lewin
committed suicide last Tuesday at his late home, about four miles west of Victor, by hanging himself from a tree in the rear of the home. He had twice before attempted to take his life, once by taking Paris green and by attempting to drown himself in the canal at Bushnell's Basin.



From Geneva Gazette 3 January 1896

Death at Flint Creek --
We are deeply grieved to learn of the death (which occurred with the advent of the New Year) of Mr. Charles H. Lewis, an old-time patron and friend, at one time Assessor of the old town of Seneca.  He died of rheumatism of the heart after a long illness.  He leaves a son engaged in business at Rochester. Burial Sand Hill Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 30 July 1907

Stanley, N. Y. - Clayton Lewis died at his home in this village at 4 o'clock yesterday morning of heart trouble, aged 72 years. Mr. Lewis was born near Penn Yan and spent much of his life in that region, moving to Stanley about three years ago with his wife, Mrs. Alida Washburn Lewis.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 20 June 1906

Mrs. Cora Spencer,
wife of William F. Lewis, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Spencer, Chapin street, Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, aged 30 years. She had been in failing health for the past two years and has been confined to her bed for the past several months. Heart trouble was the cause of death. She is survived by her husband, one son, aged two years; her parents, one sister, Mrs. Frank Reid of Niagara Falls; and one brother, Melvin L. Spencer of this village. The funeral services were held from the home of her father, W. H. Spencer, Chapin street, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. Ward Mosher officiating. The floral tributes were beautiful and numerous. A wide circle of friends will mourn her early death and will hold in loving memory her sweet nature. The following out-of-town people were in attendance at the funeral: Mrs. C. W. Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Larrabee, Miss Catherine Lewis and Clarence Lewis, all of Syracuse; Mrs. M. C. Potter and Mrs. C. B. Ahenshine of Clifton Springs.



From Geneva Courier 9 October 1878

Mr. Ebenezer E. Lewis,
a well-known and respected citizen of Geneva, died on Saturday afternoon last, at Akron, Ohio, where he was on business. Mr. Lewis was nearly sixty years old, and had spent most of his life in Geneva. The remains were brought to Geneva Monday, and the funeral was held this afternoon from his late home on Genesee street and the Methodist Episcopal church. Mr. Lewis was traveling for the Attorney's Collection Agency at the time of his death. He was taken sick in Akron and was sick for ten days before he would allow his wife to be informed of his illness. On being telegraphed to, Mrs. Lewis and her son, William, left for Akron, arriving there on Wednesday morning. They were with him till the last. It was not until Saturday evening that his disease was considered dangerous. He had the best of care and medical attention, and all confidently expected that he would recover. Every kindness was shown Mr. Lewis and his wife by Mr. Hutton, the proprietor of the hotel where he was staying, and others in Akron, especially Mr. Miller, a wealthy manufacturer in the place. Mr. Hutton came east with Mrs. Lewis, and has been unremitting in his attentions and courtesies. Mr. Lewis was twice married, and had eleven children. Two are dead and lie buries in Washington Street Cemetery. One son lives in Jersey City; one in Calumet, Michigan; and one in Bristol Center, this county. One daughter is the wife of Mr. A. D. Pratt of Geneva. The other children, three girls and two boys, are unmarried, and live with their mother.

Mr. Lewis was of a wholesome, generous disposition, and made friends everywhere. He was in many respects an excellent business man, and made considerable money during his life. He was a man of immense vitality and vigor, and worked harder than many men of forty years of age. He will be much missed, especially in the Methodist Episcopal church, of which he was a faithful and active member. The relatives and friends of the deceased desire to express their thanks to Mr. J. W. Hutton, to the Masonic fraternity and to the people of Akron, who so kindly lent their aid, and gave their sympathy with bereavement.



From Ontario County Journal 6 February 1914

Stanley, N. Y. -
Miss Minnie Cross was called to Geneva on Sunday by the death of her aunt, Mrs. Elizabeth Lewis, who passed away on Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Stella Fiero, with whom she had been spending the winter. Previous to her going to Geneva, she had spent over 50 years at Flint. She had enjoyed remarkably good health for a woman of her years, being 85 at the time of her death. She had lived alone since the death of her husband several years ago, attending to her household duties and always ready to lend a helping hand in time of need. She was a faithful and devoted member of the Flint Methodist church, and if possible was always present at all the services. She had been ill five weeks. Funeral services were held from the Flint church on Wednesday. There survive one daughter, Mrs. Stella Fiero of Geneva; and one son, W. H. Lewis, of Rochester; one sister, Mrs. J. J. Cross of Stanley; and a brother, C. H. Edwards of Hopewell; also seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial was at Sand Hill.



From Ontario County Journal 24 March 1911

Mrs. Elizabeth Lewis


Naples, N. Y. - 
John A. Lewis, a resident of Naples during his early life, enlisted in 1863 and served two years in the 4th Heavy Artillery. He returned to Naples somewhat broken down by his service and soon after moved with his large family to Holloway, Michigan. He had married in 1848 Miss Elizabeth Moore, of Naples, and had eight children. The family remained in Michigan and three years ago, Mr. Lewis returned to Naples on a visit to his old friends and two daughters, who had married here. He was in poor health and died while here and was buried in Naples. His family came at that time and the wife remained with her daughters, Mrs. Edward Woodard and Mrs. Carmen North of Gulick. She too was feeble, and gradually failing, died last Saturday, at the home of Mrs. Woodard, aged 80 years. Of her nine children, but three daughters and one son are left. One sister, Mrs. Parley Pierce of Naples, is the sole survivor of the family of their father, Abel Moore, an old time resident. The funeral was held on Tuesday, Rev. Dr. J. H. France officiating, and the burial was in the family lot in Rose Ridge.



From Ontario County Journal 11 October 1895

Saturday morning Mrs. Emma M. Lewis, wife of nightwatchman Israel T. Lewis, died at her home on Gorham street. Deceased was 40 years, 9 months old, and leaves besides her husband, one daughter. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon.



From Ontario County Journal 2 February 1912

Naples, N. Y. - 
The funeral of Mrs. Esther Lewis, wife of C. Leonard Lewis, was held at the home on Sunday at 2 p.m. Dr. D. O. Chamberlayne officiated, assisted by Dr. J. H. France. She died last Thursday morning at 8 o'clock with a complication of diseases. She was married to C. L. Lewis in 1870. They had six children: four daughters, Lena, Minnie, Helen, Frances; and two sons, Charles and Gordon. Two of the children Minnie and Lena, died a number of years ago, but the remainder of the children and the husband survive. Mrs. Lewis secured her education at Naples academy. She was an estimable lady and was much respected in the community. She was a member of the Methodist church. The bearers were the brothers, J. E. and William J. Lewis, Frank L. and John, D. H. Maxfield and A. W. Dunton.



From Victor Herald 7 June 1901

Ezra W. Lewis,
a lifelong resident of this town, passed away at his home on Andrew street Tuesday night, at the age of 75 years. Mr. Lewis was one of the oldest native residents of this place and was a grandson of Ezra Wilmarth, one of the early settlers of this town. He had been a sufferer from heart trouble for some time and his death was not unexpected. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Gertrude E. Powell, and one son, Frank Lewis, all of this town. The funeral services were conducted at his late home Thursday afternoon, Rev. Frank W. Hill officiating. Interment was made in the Boughton Hill Cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 18 July 1917

Geneva, July 17 - Mrs. Florence A. Lewis,
68 years old, died today at her home, Elmwood Avenue. While Mrs. Lewis had been in impaired health for some months, she was confined to her home for only a week. Mrs. Lewis was born in the town of Scipio, Cayuga county, where she lived until she came to Geneva in 1865. She was a member of the First Methodist Church and in former years took an active part in the various activities of the church. She was also interested in the temperance, women suffrage and other reform measures. She leaves one son, Seth H. Lewis, of this city. The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon at 2:30 from the house, Rev. Ralph S. Cashman, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating.
Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 4 October 1901

Gorham, N. Y. - 
The death of Griffin Lewis occurred at the home of his son, Taylor Lewis, on Monday night, after a long illness. The deceased is survived by one son, Taylor, with whom he lived, and two daughters, Mrs. Bert Wilson and Mrs. Charles Craft. Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon. Deceased was nearly 78 years of age.



From Ontario County Journal 25 June 1897

Naples, N. Y. -
Early Thursday morning, June 17, Mrs. Helen Lyon, wife of John V. Lewis, died at the age of 72. She was the mother of six sons, five of whom are married, and two married daughters, all of whom, with their wives and husbands and children, were present at the funeral. The sons officiated as bearers. She was the oldest child of the late Deacon Abner P. Lyon and was born in Prattsburgh, but had lived 43 years in Naples. Her sons are C. Leonard Lewis, Frank L. of Naples; Charles C. of Prattsburgh; J. E, W. S., and John of Buffalo; and the daughters are Mrs. D. H. Maxfield and Mrs. Charles Smith of Naples.



From Ontario County Journal 5 November 1897

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - 
On Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 6 o'clock, occurred the death of James Lewis, an old and highly respected citizen of this village. He came to this place about thirty-two years ago, and has been connected with the sanitarium since that time. About three years ago, Mr. Lewis was taken ill with a severe attack of pneumonia, from which he never fully recovered, although it was not until a few weeks ago that he appeared to be failing. The deceased is survived by a wife, four boys and three girls. The funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon and were attended by the Foster Hose company, of which Mr. Lewis was a charter member, and afterwards an honorary member. The bearers were J. J. Dewey, D. Anderson, P. O'Neill, and A. Bosshart.



From Geneva Gazette 24 November 1871

Suicide -
A young man named Jesse D. Lewis, who lived with his parents in Seneca, near the Phelps town line, committed suicide by hanging, on Thursday night last.  It seems to have been a premeditated affair, as he had taken the lines from a harness to accomplish his purpose.  He was missed at about 7 o'clock in the evening, and was not discovered until the next morning at 10 o'clock hanging to a tree.  An inquest was held before Coroner Clarke of this village, when the facts as above stated were shown.  We learn from private sources that young Lewis has been laboring under temporary fits of insanity since last spring, caused by severe ill treatment at the hands of his father.  On one occasion, it is said that the father struck him on the head with a piece of stove wood, since which time the poor boy has not been entirely himself.  Let this sad termination be a warning to parents in the future.



From Ontario County Journal 14 February 1908

Naples, N. Y. - John A. Lewis
died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edwin Woodward, at Gulick, on Friday, aged 78 years. He and his wife had come from Michigan six weeks before, to visit their children here. He was in fine mettle and during a lively conversation suddenly collapsed and was dead without warning. Naples had been his home until a few years ago when he went to Michigan to spend his last days with his sons and his daughters there. He married here Miss Elizabeth Moore. Of their eight children, two are dead. Two, Mrs. Woodard and Mrs. Carman North, lived at Gulick. Mr. Lewis served in the Civil War in Company M, 4th N. V. H. A. The burial was in Rose Ridge cemetery, Rev. C. C. MacLean officiating at the funeral on Monday. The two sons from Michigan were present.



From Ontario County Chronicle 8 April 1903

Naples, N. Y. - John V. Lewis
died at the home of his son, C. L. Lewis, yesterday morning at 4:30 o'clock, aged 80 years. He had been sick but a short time and died suddenly with heart disease. At 4 o'clock he said to his son, C. L. Lewis, that he felt better and would lie down. He went into his bedroom and fell to the floor and expired. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. D. H. Maxfield of Naples, and six sons, C. L., Charles, and Frank of Naples, J. E., William and John of Buffalo.



From Geneva Daily Times 12 July 1909

Joseph W. Lewis,
aged 40 years, died this afternoon at 1 o'clock at his late residence, No. 123 Lafayette avenue. The deceased had been in ill health for about two and one-half years, although he had been confined to his home for only two months. He was employed at the Standard Optical Works. Three years ago he moved to this city with his family from Seneca Falls. His survivors are his widow, three sons, Alfred, Homer and Maynard; his mother, Mrs. Sarah Lewis of Seneca Falls; two brothers, William of Scranton, Pa., and Sidney of Waterloo; and three sisters, Mrs. C. H. Knight, Miss Amelia Lewis of Seneca Falls and Mrs. D. A. Freeland of Detroit, Mich. The funeral will take place Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the house.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 25 September 1907

Victor, N. Y. -
The body of Mrs. Julia A. Lewis arrived here on Friday morning from Coburg, Canada. Mrs. Lewis was a resident of this village, and had been spending the summer with friends in Canada. The first of last week she suffered a stroke of paralysis, and died on Thursday, on her 72nd birthday. She was the widow of William J. Lewis, who died here several years ago. Mrs. Lewis is survived by two children, Mrs. Frank Powell of Rochester, and Frank Lewis of this town; and five grandchildren. One of whom, Miss Ida Moore, is a partial invalid and has been constantly cared for by her grandmother. The funeral services were held at the Lewis home in Andrew street. Rev. Frank W. Hill of the Presbyterian church officiated. Interment was made in the Boughton Hill Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 18 August 1916

Naples, N. Y. - 
On Saturday morning at his home on Reed street occurred the death of C. Leonard Lewis, one of the prominent men of Naples. Mr. Lewis was born and had spent his entire life in Naples and was for over 40 years proprietor of the C. L. Lewis & Co. dry goods store. He had held the offices of supervisor and postmaster. He was married to Miss Esther Dunton, who died about four and one-half years ago. He leaves two sons, Charles and J. Gordon, of Naples,; and two daughters, Mrs. J. F. Box of Rome, and Miss Frances, who kept the home with her father. Also he leaves four brothers, Will and Jacob Lewis, of Buffalo, and Charles and John Lewis of Naples; and one sister, Mrs. D. H. Maxfield of Naples. Funeral services were held from the home on Monday with burial in Rose Ridge cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 5 May 1882

Victor, N. Y. -
Died on Saturday, April 29th, Mrs. M. Lewis, in the 81st year of her age. Funeral services were attended at her late residence on Monday afternoon of this week. Mrs. Lewis was one of the old residents; had been many years a member of the Presbyterian church, and her Christian kindness and benevolence have been well-known. She had been for long months a patient sufferer. Her only immediate relatives are Mrs. Scott, of Cleveland, and Mrs. Bushnell, of Chicago, sisters, both of whom, with other friends, are here.



From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 1 March 1906

In the death of Mrs. Martha Clark Lewis, which occurred last Thursday night of paralysis at the home of her niece, Miss Eva Hemiup, passes away the last of the original Alcock family, years ago prominent in business circles. Their early home was the south end of Exchange, then Water, street, and it was the home of most genial hospitality. Martha's age was about 70 years. There were three sisters, Mrs. C. L. Hemiup, Mrs. Butler and Mrs. Salvage, and of the sons, George, Will, and Charles. They were all members of Trinity Church.



From Geneva Daily Times 1 May 1944

Mrs. Mary M. Lewis,
wife of George B. Lewis of 17 DeLancey Drive, died at her home this noon after a month's illness. Surviving are her husband, one son, Lieut. Lyman B. Lewis, U. S. Army; a daughter, Mrs. John A. Olschewske; a sister, Mrs. Alice B. Reker of Chicago; two brothers, Edward Baumgartner of Geneva and Charles Baumgartner of Cleveland; two grandchildren, John and Patricia Olschewske; two cousins, Miss Elizabeth Weiersmuller of Geneva and Mrs. Robert Monteith of Detroit; four nephews and two nieces.
 


From Geneva Daily Times 31 May 1912

Orleans, N. Y. -
On Thursday morning, May 30th, occurred the death of Mrs. O. P. Lewis at her home in this village, where she had resided for over thirty years. Mrs. Lewis had a serious operation performed last winter from which she recovered, so as to be able to be about the house, but was in a very feeble condition up the time of her death. Mrs. Lewis was very active in raising money to build the church one year ago, and was very successful. She leaves her husband, Oren P. Lewis, and two sons, George of Wisconsin and Charles of Canandaigua, who is connected with the R. & E.; also one daughter, Mrs. R. Kinney, who lives near Orleans, and who is suffering with peritonitis at this time and was not informed of her mother's death.



From Geneva Daily Times 14 March 1933

Orleans, N. Y. -
The death of Orin P. Lewis, a former resident of this village, occurred at the Thompson Memorial Hospital in Canandaigua, late Sunday afternoon, of pneumonia, at the age of 86. Four weeks ago, Mr. Lewis fell at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Richard O. Kinsey of Shortsville, with whom he made his home, and fractured his hip, necessitating his removal to the hospital. Orin P. Lewis was born Aug. 19, 1848, at Canadice, the son of James and Philinda Thatcher Lewis. He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Linehan of Canandaigua and about 1878 they came to Orleans and purchased a home. Mr. Lewis was a carpenter by trade and has been a member of F. and A. M. for over 50 years. After the death of his wife 22 years ago, he went to live with his daughter, Mrs. Kinsey, on the Archer farm west of the village, until  a few years ago when they removed to their farm home near Shortsville. Surviving relatives, besides the daughter, Mrs. Kinsey, are two sons, George A. of Auburn and Charles E. Lewis of Rochester; six grandchildren. Georgia, Leah and Bruce Lewis of Auburn, Robert and Mary Jane Lewis of Rochester, and Stuart McCarrick of Canandaigua; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Jennie Van Riper of Springwater; and one brother, Charles E. Lewis of Idaho. The funeral survived were held from the Weld funeral parlors in Clifton Springs this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev L. L. Swarthout, pastor of the Manchester Baptist church, officiating. Interment was made in the family lot in the Orleans Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 16 April 1897

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Phebe E. Lewis,
widow of the late G. C. Lewis, died at the age of 73 years, having been feeble for many yrs.



From Ontario County Journal 3 May 1901

Gorham, N. Y. - 
The death of Mrs. Rebecca Lewis occurred at her home near this village on April 25. She had been in feeble health for some time, and her death was not unexpected. She had been a faithful member of the Baptist church for a number of years. Funeral services were held from her late home Saturday afternoon, Rev. J. Erwin Wilson, her pastor, officiating. One son, James, of this village, survives her. Interment was made in Gorham cemetery. She was over 80 years of age.



From Geneva Daily Times 19 September 1935

Gorham, N. Y. -  Mrs. Sarah Lewis,
78, died Tuesday evening in her home this village. Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Joseph Hutchins of Gorham. She was a member of Gorham Rebekah Lodge and a member of the Gorham Baptist church. Funeral services from the home tomorrow at 2:30 o'clock with burial in Gorham Cemetery, Rev. Thomas Packard, pastor.



From Geneva Courier 4 May 1873

On the 6th of May, Sylvester Lewis, another veteran, aged 86 years, died at Gorham. Mr. Lewis had resided at Gorham upon the farm on which he died sixty-three years. Mr. Lewis came to Gorham from Saratoga County. His widow is still living.



From Ontario County Journal 20 May 1881

DEATH OF AN OLD RESIDENT - Mrs. Lewis, relict of the late Sylvester Lewis
, died at the residence of her son, James G. Lewis, in Gorham, on Sunday morning last, at the advanced age of 93 years. Mrs. Lewis was one of the early settlers of Ontario county, coming to Gorham with her husband from the east in 1810. She was the mother of James G. and Eugene Lewis, respected citizens of Gorham. She was the mother of six sons and three daughters --  four sons and one daughter still living. Her funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, and were attended by a large concourse of relatives, neighbors and friends. Her remains were deposited in the cemetery at Gorham village.



From Geneva Daily Times 16 November 1909

Shortsville, N. Y. -
News has been received here of the death in Horseheads yesterday of William H. Lewis, one of Shortsville's aged and most respected citizens. He was in Horseheads on a visit and died suddenly of apoplexy shortly after dinner yesterday. He was 85 years of age. The funeral will take place from the family residence here Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock and interment will be in the Brookside Cemetery.



From Ontario County Times 4 June 1890

Victor, N. Y. -  Zachary Lewis,
a well-known resident of this village, died last week Monday, aged about 55 years.



From Ontario County Journal 8 January 1909

Louis Lewisson,
a Jewish resident of this village for the past two and a half years, expired suddenly at his home on Howell street, at an early hour on Wednesday morning, from heart trouble. The evening before, his cousin, G. G. Leiser, had been with him and left him feeling as well as usual. Mr. Lewisson was in his 87th year. He came here from Providence, R. I., and liking the place so well, had purchased a residence on Howell street. He leaves three sons and two daughters. The funeral will be held from the home this morning at 9 o'clock, Rev. Dr. Max Linsberg of Rochester, officiating. The remains will be taken to Rochester for interment.



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