"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 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 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 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.
deceased was about 35 years old and leaves a widow and four children.
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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 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
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.
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
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
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 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
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
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
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.
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 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.
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 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 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
number of slaves. She remembered the small mill that was in
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
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
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,
might come and take tea with Sally and stay and see them dance. This
to her a great consideration, and she and Sally proceeded to business
personally invited all the females in the village to the quilting.
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
and his death was not entirely unexpected. He was 60 years of age and
been connected with the Geneva Fire Department for the past forty
He was the son of the late Albert Leonard at one time prominent in
and business circles in Geneva. Mr. Leonard was born in Geneva and had
here his entire lifetime. He had been connected with the Standard
Company for the past twenty years and was with that company until the
he was taken ill. Besides his widow he is survived by three sons,
George and Max Leonard, all of this city; two daughters, Miss Anna
of Geneva and Mrs. R. D. McPherson of New York; three brothers,
Samuel and John O. Leonard, and one sister, Mrs. John Gibson of this
The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the
Rev. David H. Craver, pastor of the North Presbyterian church, will
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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 24 March 1911
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 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 5 May 1882
Victor, N. Y. - Died on Saturday, April 29th, Mrs. M. Lewis, in
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 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
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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