"Mar" to "Mas" Obituaries
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 17 September 1917
Honeoye Falls, N. Y., Sept. 16 - Harrison B. Marble, a well-known
and respected farmer of West Bloomfield, died on Saturday at his home
in North Bloomfield, He had been in failing health for about two
months. He was born in the town of Bristol in 1840 and 64 years of his
life had been spent on a farm near West Bloomfield. Sixteen years ago
he retired and removed to North Bloomfield. Besides his wife, he leaves
two sons, Charles E. Marble of West Bloomfield and Harry Marble of
Bristol; two daughters, Mrs. Bert Hook of Mendon and Mrs. Henry Warren
of West Bloomfield; eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. His
funeral will be held at 1:30 with burial at Bristol, N. Y.
From Ontario County Journal 6 March 1914
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Julia Stoneyear Marble, wife of
Lucien A. Marble, died on Wednesday night, aged 69 years. Besides her
husband, three daughters survive, Mrs. Charles Curtis of Calicoon; Mrs.
Merton Hall and Mrs. S. R. Wheeler of Cheshire. Funeral services will
be held at the home tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock, with interment in
Evergreen cemetery, Bristol.
From Naples News 7 June 1900
Bristol, N. Y. - The remains of Henry Marble of Allen's Hill were interred here Saturday.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 October 1932
Alvin C. Margeson, aged 82, of 354 Exchange street, died at 11:10
o'clock this morning at the Geneva General Hospital after a short
illness. He is survived by his wife; four sons, George and Frank of
Rochester, Charles of Penn Yan and Ray of Benton Center;
three daughters, Mrs. Flora Robinson of Exchange street, Geneva, Mrs.
Nellie Champagne of Wellsboro, Pa., Mrs. Mae Kelley of Watkins Glen;
one brother, A. J. Margeson of Almond, N. Y.; seventeen grandchildren
and six great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held from the Sargeant
Funeral Home in Dundee at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon.
From Ontario County Chronicle 4 January 1905
A strange sight for Canandaigua was witnessed Saturday morning at
the burial of Joseph or Guiseppe Marifioti, the young Italian
who was shot in the recent street battle. Marifioti died at the
Canandaigua hospital Friday and his funeral was held from Ahrens &
Sleght's undertaking rooms Friday morning. The Manchester Military band
was engaged to furnish music on the occasion that the obsequies might
be carried out in true Italian style. A crowd of Italians augmented by
curious sightseers was congregated on the sidewalk outside the
undertaking rooms, when the hearse was backed up to the curb and as the
bearers slowly carried the coffin through the crowd, the band struck up
a solemn and touching dirge, "Gen. Sherman's Funeral March." As soon as
the coffin was placed in the hearse the funeral cortege formed, the
band still playing the dead march, leading the way to St. Mary's
church, where the funeral services were to be held, and the bearers
with uncovered heads walking beside the hearse. As the coffin was taken
from the hearse to be conveyed into the church, it was followed by a
single mourner, a young nephew of the murdered man, and his only
relative in this country, weeping bitterly but without any violent
demonstration of grief. After the services the remains were escorted to
the grave in the same impressive manner and the dead man was laid to
rest in the beautiful Calvary cemetery. While the custom of having
musicians present at a burial is a common one in Italy, it was a sight
probably never before witnessed in Canandaigua, and the sad and
touching strains of the music, coupled with the deep grief of the
solitary Italian boy who was the only mourner, created a feeling of
sympathy and almost of grief among the onlookers. While considerable
indignation is expressed over the vicious brawl which has disturbed the
peace of the community, much sympathy is expressed for Marifioti, who
is well spoken of by business men of the village who have had dealings
From Geneva Daily Times 18 January 1937
Adam Marinangell, 65, of 92 North Genesee street, resident of
Geneva for 24 years, died Saturday night at the Geneva General Hospital
after a short illness. Surviving are his wife, Anna; one son, Joseph;
four daughters, Mrs. Eva Pallicano of Canandaigua, Mrs. Fedora
Yacovutti of Selby, Calif., and the Misses Angela and Marie Marinangell
of Geneva. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 8:30 o'clock
from his late home and 9 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales church.
Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 14 August 1914
Victor, N. Y. - On Wednesday morning of last week occurred the death of Mrs. John Mariner
at her home a mile west of this village. About ten weeks ago, Mrs.
Mariner suffered a severe shock from which she never recovered. She was
72 years of age. Her first husband, John Harrington, died 42 years ago,
leaving two children, Anna, who died several weeks ago, and John
Harrington of New York City. Her second husband, John Mariner, died
five years ago. Two children survive, Margaret and Martin, who reside
at home. Funeral services were held on Saturday with a solemn Requiem
Mass at St. Patrick's church, Rev. J. J. Donnelly officiating, assisted
by Rev. F. A. Neville. Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery in
From Ontario County Journal 12 March 1897
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Myron Mariner, one of East
Bloomfield's respected citizens, died at his home on Tuesday morning,
at the age of 77 years. Mr. Mariner was born in Sharon, Conn.; his
father's family moved to Yates county when a small boy, where he
resided until 1848, when he purchased the farm of Levi S. Beach, where
he lived until the time of his death. For 20 years he was a breeder of
American Merino sheep, for 11 of which he paid $2500. He was highway
commissioner 12 years, and was supervisor in 1887-88. Mr. Mariner was a
Republican since the organization of that party. The funeral services
were held from his late residence on Thursday afternoon at 2:30. The
Rev. B. F. Hitchcock, pastor of the M. E. church, officiated. Interment
will be at Bellona, Yates county, on this Friday afternoon.
From Ontario County Journal 12 March 1897
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Bernhard Mark died yesterday morning at
his home on Crane street at the age of 62 years. Mr. Mark came to
Clifton Springs 27 years ago and has conducted a tailoring
establishment until taken ill several weeks ago.
Besides his wife, he is survived by four sons, Henry Marks of Sodus;
Jacob Mark of Rochester; Herman Mark of Shortsville; Louis Mark of
Virginia; two grandchildren. Funeral will be conducted by Canoga Lodge
F. and A. M. of which he was a member. Burial in Clifton Springs
From Geneva Daily Times 21 April 1927
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Isadore Mark, aged 25, died late Monday
night at the Clifton Springs Sanitarium from injuries received Saturday
evening when his automobile skidded and crushed against a tree just
beyond the western limits of the village on the Rocky Run hill. He is
survived by his wife, Gladys Mark; one son, Morris; parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Brenard Mark of Crane street; and four brothers, Henry,
Jacob, Herman and Louis, all of Clifton Springs. Services will be held
from the home of his parents on Friday afternoon at 2:30, the Lyons
lodge, B. P. O. E., of which the deceased was a member in charge of the
services. Interment will be in Clifton Springs cemetery.
From The Fairport Herald 9 August 1911 (Monroe County)
Farmington, N. Y. - The remains of Ann Eliza Markham of
Lansing, Mich., were brought here for burial last week Thursday.
was in the South Farmington cemetery. She leaves besides her husband,
William Penn Markham, one daughter, Mrs. Lutie Hodges. She had been ill
months with cancer of the liver. Her husband is the last surviving one
the family of Markhams. His brothers, Andrew and Lee, died several
ago. She was 72 years old.
From Fairport Herald 29 September 1927
The death of Mrs. Ann Eliza Markham occurred at her home in
New Salem, Farmington, N. Y., at an early hour Sept. 22. She was
eighty-six years of age. She was the daughter of John W. and Anna B.
Gardner, and had resided in this town nearly all her life. Her parents
being members of the society of Friends, she was instructed in that
faith. Her funeral was held from the Friends church in Farmington
Friday at 3:30 p.m., Rev. Eliezer Parting officiating. Mrs. Markham had
been in failing health for two years and a great sufferer at the last.
She leaves to mourn her loss a daughter, Mrs. Lewis H. Lombard; and one
son, Leaman Eugene Markham of Handford, Calif.; three brothers, Edwin
J. and Charles H. Gardner of Farmington, and Leonard W. Gardner of
Palmyra; several grandchildren, nephews and nieces. On the 18th of the
sixth month, 1863, she was united in marriage to Leaman Markham, who
passed on several years ago. She had many friends and will be greatly
missed. The beautiful flowers covering the casket testified to the
esteem in which she was held. The remains were interred in North
Farmington Friends cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 7 October 1903
Mrs. Emily Holcomb Marks, mother of our townsman, W. R. Marks,
died at her home in Naples Wednesday morning, aged 87 years. Death was
due to her advanced age. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. E. A.
Griswold of Naples, Mrs. F. M. Rogers of New York city, and one son, W.
R. Marks of Canandaigua. The funeral was held from her late home
Friday, the Rev. W. R. Pierce of Buffalo officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 7 May 1897
Naples, N. Y. - The funeral of the late Emogene K., wife
of W. R. Marks, of Canandaigua, was held here on Wednesday
afternoon from the home of Mrs. Emily Marks, Rev. Mr. Campbell of
Canandaigua officiating, assisted by Rev. J. A. Smith and Rev. B. F.
Millard of Naples, and Rev. James Parsons of Buffalo. Naples had been
the home of Mrs. Marks from her childhood till within a few years. She
was a favorite here and was indeed a lovely woman. She leaves, besides
her husband and her three sons, a brother, Dr. Z. F. Knapp; and a
sister, Mrs. Marcia Dutcher of Naples; also two other sisters, Mrs. H.
J. Wemett of Lakeville, and Mrs. Frank Ayres of Palmyra. One beloved
sister, Mrs. F. R. Cribb, died three months ago at Silver Lake. Mrs.
Marks died in Buffalo, to which city she had gone, that she might be
present at the graduation of her oldest son, William. She was taken ill
while attending the exercises, so violently that she could not be
removed to her home.
From Ontario County Journal 3 February 1911
Mrs. Isabelle F. Butler Marks, wife of W. Frank Marks, died at her
home in Hopewell on Wednesday morning, following a brief illness from
heart trouble. She had been in ill health for two years. Funeral
services will be held at the home this afternoon. Rev. H. L. Gaylord,
of St. John's church, will officiate and interment will be in Woodlawn.
Deceased was born in Palmyra on April 8, 1853, the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Butler. Soon afterward the family became residents of this
village. Mrs. Marks was educated at Ontario Female seminary. She was
united in marriage with W. Frank Marks on June 2, 1880, and they had
since resided upon their farm in Hopewell. Besides her husband, Mrs.
Marks leaves two daughters, Misses Jessie E. and Ethel F. Marks, and
one son, Walter H. Marks of Hopewell. One sister, Miss Jessie C. Butler
of Toronto, Ont.; a niece, Miss Mona Wiley of Edinburgh, Scotland; and
a nephew, Walter C. Wiley, of Toronto, also survive.
From Ontario County Chronicle 22 April 1903
Mrs. Sena Benham Marks, widow of Walter Marks of Hopewell, near
Canandaigua, died suddenly yesterday morning while sitting in her chair
at home. The cause of death was heart failure. Mrs. Marks was 84 years
of age, and a lifelong resident of Hopewell, where she leaves a large
circle of friends. One son, W. F. Marks, also of Hopewell, survives.
From Victor Herald 12 October 1895
Walter Marks, a lifelong resident of the town of Hopewell, died
at his home in that town last Saturday morning, aged 78 years. He was
supervisor of his town eight terms, and served one term as county
clerk. By occupation he was a farmer and always took a lively interest
in the Agricultural Society. He was the inventor of the fertilizer
attachment for grain drills.
From Geneva Daily Times
10 June 1904
Mrs. Anna Marmack died
at six o'clock last evening, at her home on Pre-Emption street, aged
thirty-one years. The deceased is survived by her husband, two sons and
From Geneva Daily Times 26 October 1931
Mrs. Stella B. Marsden, wife of Frank Marsden, died at her home,
Lyceum street, yesterday morning following a short illness. Besides her
husband, she leaves one son, Howard F. Marsden, of Albany. The funeral
will be held at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at her late home on Lyceum
street with the Alexander Thompson of the North Presbyterian church
officiating. Burial will be in Restvale Cemetery at Seneca Falls.
From Geneva Gazette 16 December 1898
Mrs. Fred Marsh of Phelps died on the 11th inst. She leaves five
young children, the youngest a
babe one week old. She is also survived by her husband, two sisters and
From Ontario County Journal 16 December 1898
Phelps, N. Y. - Last Sunday occurred the death of Millie, wife
Marsh, aged 25 years. Mrs. Marsh's death is a sad one,
as she leaves 5 little children, the youngest a babe of a few weeks
old. The death was caused by pneumonia. The deceased.was a daughter of
Mrs. Matoon of this village, and is survived by several brothers and
sisters. The funeral services were held from the family residence at 12
o'clock on Wednesday and at the M. E. church at 1:30 p.m., the
interment being in the Phelps cemetery.
From Geneva Courier 29 September 1858
Henry Marsh, a young man about 20 years of age, son of Samuel
Marsh, a respectable farmer residing near Melvin Hill in the town of
Phelps, was engaged with Messrs. E. Wilcox, Wm. Dillon and others in
pursuit of game for the Railroad festival at Rochester, and while
climbing a large tree for a coon, fell a distance of about 40 feet and
was instantly killed.
From Ontario County Journal 31 March 1905
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Lucena Sutton Marsh was buried on March
23 from the home in West Hollow, where she had lived 89 years. She was
one of the large and prominent Sutton family, and the last of the
children of John and Judith Hawes Sutton. One half-brother, George W.
Sutton, of Bath, son of husband by a former wife, still lives. Mrs.
Marsh was one of those home-loving, industrious women of the former
generation, who cared but little for the great world, and was more
content to dwell in peace and usefulness in their own place. She had
seen but little of the rush and fever of the ambitious lovers of gain,
nor of the country in which she dwelt. She married in 1838 Proctor
Smith. Three children, Seymour L. Smith, Clarence F. Smith of Naples,
and Mrs. Judith Harris of Honeoye, survive. Mr. Smith died in 1847, and
19 years after, she married William Marsh, who died in 1882. Her home
was with her son, Clarence.
From Ontario County Journal 23 March 1877
Mr. Samuel Marsh, an old and respected resident of Phelps, died in
that place last Monday morning. He had been ill for a long time.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 13 March 1907
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah Jane Marsh died Sunday evening, March
3, after an illness of three years, aged 76. She was born in Ingleside,
July 14, 1830, where she lived the first twelve years of her life,
coming to Naples where most of her years were spent. She was the second
child of Abraham and Maria Deyo. In November, 1849, she married Harmon
Maring of Prattsburgh, by whom she had four children, three daughters
and a son, the eldest of whom, Mrs. Charles Slayton of Naples, has made
a home for her mother in the years of her feebleness. In 1883, she was
married to Stephen J. Marsh, who died six years ago. Mrs. Marsh lived
an active, useful life and was highly esteemed. She is survived by the
one daughter and one son, Lee Maring of Springfield, Mass.; ten
grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. George Briglin of Ingleside. Two of
her daughters died in infancy. Funeral services were held from the home
of Mrs. Slayton in Monier street, Wednesday, their pastor, Rev. C. C.
MacLean officiating. The burial was at Ingleside.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 January 1914
Hopewell Center, N. Y. - The funeral of Albert Marshall, who
passed away at his home, east of Chapin, early Wednesday morning, will
be held from his late home on Saturday afternoon. The services will be
conducted by Rev. Mr. Rowley, pastor of the Methodist church of Chapin.
The burial will be made in Chapman cemetery. Mr. Marshall was about 74
years of age and had been in poor health for some time. He is survived
by his wife, four daughters, Mrs. Carrie Rice, Mrs. Jennie Freshour,
Mrs. Elinor McMurray of Hopewell and Mrs. Mary Turner of Littleton,
Conn., and three sons, Albert L. and Lyman L. of Elizabeth, New Jersey,
and William W. of Barrington, Rhode Island.
From Ontario County Journal 12 January 1912
Bristol, N. Y. - Mrs. Asa Marshall, who had been in poor health for
some time, died at her home early on Monday morning. She was a daughter
of William Lee, and a lifelong resident of the town. Besides her
husband, she leaves one son, Fred; two brothers, Vernon and Frank, of
Bristol; and one sister, Mrs. William Washburn of Allen's Hill. The
funeral was held on Tuesday.
From Ontario County Journal 24 December 1909
Burned beyond recognition, the body of Mrs. Clarissa B.
Marshall, aged over 80 yrs, was found lying on the floor in the
living room of her home on Chapin street on Wednesday afternoon. The
clothing had been burned from the body, and the floor beneath where it
lay was burned entirely away, evidently from contact with the woman's
burning clothing, so that the body rested upon the rafters. About 2
o'clock Mrs. George W. Wood, a neighbor, was passing the house which
Mrs. Marshall had occupied alone for more than 30 years, when she saw a
blaze in the front window. She notified neighbors and a still alarm was
sent to the Merrill Hose Co. Before the firemen arrived, however,
residents of the neighborhood had gathered and broken into the house.
The furniture and carpet in the front room, in which the aged woman
spent most of her time, were burning briskly. Fire had eaten through a
wall and flames were darting up between the clapboards and lath to the
roof. Then a general alarm was sent in and the other fire companies
called. It was some time after the firemen had commenced work that a
stream from the Merrill chemical hose, held by Sherman Cooper, washed
away the debris and revealed the ghastly spectacle of the body, burned
to a crisp, lying upon the floor. The first to arrive at the fire found
no trace of the sole occupant of the house, and as she frequently went
out to spend the day with friends, her absence did not cause alarm.
Immediately upon finding the body, Coroner P. M. Donovan was called,
and Policeman Cougevan and Flak went to guard the house from the
curious throng. The remains were taken to the Kennedy undertaking rooms
and placed in a sealed casket. The chemicals proved insufficient to
quench the fire, and water was turned into the building for several
minutes. The damage to the house is estimated at $1000.
Coroner Donovan has been unable to reach a satisfactory conclusion as
to how the woman met her death. Those who knew her habits think that
she had started into a darkened part of her house with a lighted lamp,
which in some way set fire to her clothing. It is probable that the
woman had been dead from her burns an hour or more before the fire was
discovered from the outside. The theory that she set fire to her
clothing with the intention of ending her life is not believed by those
who knew the aged woman. She had many friends about the village whom
she frequently visited, and had never given any evidence of being tired
of life. Mrs. Marshall was very feeble, and was scarcely able to hobble
about. Her faithful cane, nearly consumed by the fire, was found at her
Deceased was a member of a distinguished family. General Elisha
Marshall of Rochester, who died some years ago, was a brother. She was
a cousin of the late General John Robinson, of Binghamton, a former
lieutenant governor. Rev. George K. Ward of Rochester is a nephew of
the deceased. Mrs. Marshall was married to Joseph Herron, one of the
best known lawyers of Seneca county. They also lived in Elmira and came
to Canandaigua soon after the Civil war. She secured a separation many
years ago and assumed her maiden name. Since that time she had
preferred to live alone. A daughter died several years ago. A son,
Frederick Herron, lives in Indianapolis, Ind. A sister, Mrs. Josephine
Y. Talmadge, of Auburn, and several nieces and nephews survive. Mrs.
Marshall was for many years librarian of Wood library, and had been
secretary of the Botany club since its organization. She was a member
of St. John's church.
From Ontario County Journal 19 August 1898
North Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Lyman Marshall died at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Joshua Durrant, last Friday, after a lingering
illness. She is survived by two sons, Winfield and Frank. The funeral
services were held at the residence on Sunday afternoon with burial at
From Ontario County Chronicle 5 December 1900
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Marion Marshall died Wednesday
afternoon at the age of 28 years. He is survived by his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Winfield Marshall, his wife and infant boy, besides
six brothers and two sisters. The funeral was held from his late home
Saturday forenoon at 11 o'clock.
From Ontario County Times 28 July 1875
North Bloomfield, N. Y. - This day the last tribute of respect was
paid to the remains of Mrs. Alexander Martin, who departed
from life Wednesday last. The services were conducted by Rev. Hamilton
Squires, assisted by Rev's. S. A. Freeman and L. C. Brown of Honeoye
Falls, thus practicing the beauties of the saying "behold how beautiful
for brethren to dwell together in unity." Mrs. Martin was one of those
few who lived to make this world a world of sunshine, and had journeyed
in its pleasant ways more than seventy-five years. Upwards of fifty-two
years she was the happy wife of Alexander Martin, who is left, with
five children and numerous grandchildren, to mourn her departure. May
the consoling words "As in Adam all die even so in Christ shall all be
made alive," be unto them "a very present help in time of need." For
more than a year she has been unwell, when finally death by dropsy came
to her relief. She leaves a very large circle of friends to mourn her
departure. Her acquaintances were many and to know her was to love her.
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 24 January 1877
Gorham, N. Y. - On Saturday, the 13th inst., Mrs. Alice Martin
was buried. She died on the morning of the 6th, and the roads
hindered the burial. Mrs. Martin has been an invalid for many years,
but there were lucid moments that memory came back and brought to her
the burdens and joys of long ago. She had been a good wife, a faithful,
fond mother, but alas, disease, which spares none nor looks on human
state, for the latter years of her life scattered the light which once
shone on her path, and her death was a release to the purer spirit held
in bondage to the feeble body, and death came sweeping o'er the silver
chords of life to give her release.
From Ontario County Journal 30 September 1898
North Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral of Amasa H. Martin was
last Sunday. He was a well-known and respected
citizen, being an active member of the Universalist church; also a
trustee of same at time of his death. He leaves, besides a wife, one
daughter, Mrs. George Atwell of Lima; two sons, Dean G. and Alexander.
He was 74 years of age. Burial was at village cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 12 May 1886
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Caroline Martin, aged 77
years, mother of Mrs. Luther Barber, died very suddenly last Monday
morning, May 3d, without scarcely any warning, and was buried on
Baptist Hill on Wednesday.
From Ontario County Journal 12 July 1895
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Charles Martin of South Bristol died on
Sunday night. She was 40 years of age, the daughter of the late D. A.
Crandall. Her husband and one grown son, and a young child survive her.
From Ontario County Journal 17 September 1909
Naples, N. Y. - The death of Charles Hicks Martin occurred
10 years Mr. Martin had been laid aside with
an affection of the spine which rendered him unable to walk. It is said
that this was the result of an accident incurred while he was farming
at his old home in South Bristol. He had been a hard-working, skillful
farmer. He married Miss Amelia Lincoln, oldest daughter of Linius
Lincoln. She has devotedly cared for him during this long prostration.
He was uncomplaining in this affliction and made the best of it. He was
a great reader and his mind was stored with general information. He had
been a subscriber to the Ontario County Journal for many years. His age
was 59 years. Besides his wife, he leaves a sister, Mrs. Black of
Gorham, and two brothers in Wisconsin. Rev. James Moss of the Methodist
church, officiated at the funeral Wednesday afternoon, held at the
From Geneva Gazette 15 May 1846
Suicide - A man by the name of Edward Martin, shot
himself on Monday last,
at the residence of his brother, Benjamin Martin, in the village of
Manchester, in this county. He expired in half an hour after the
commission of the deed. He was 42 years old, and has left a widow
and one child. Domestic trouble and intemperance are assigned as
the cause of the act.
From Ontario County Journal 14 November 1902
Chapinville, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Emeline Dennis Martin, wife
of Jacob Martin, occurred at the family home on Friday morning. Mrs.
Martin had been ill for two months with cancer of the stomach, and
during that time she had been a great sufferer. The deceased came here
in 1861 with her husband, who engaged in the manufacture of spokes and
hubs. Mrs. Martin was born in China, Me., 76 years ago. When a young
woman, she came with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Dennis, to
Henrietta, and there, on Oct. 24, 1847, she married Mr. Martin. Besides
her husband, she leaves one son, Edward D. Martin of Shortsville; two
daughters, Miss N. Isabelle Martin of this place, and Mrs. R. N.
Shumaker of Canandaigua; two brothers, Jacob Dennis of Chapinville, and
Merton O. Dennis of Batavia; and two sisters, Mrs. Loring H. Brunson of
East Bloomfield, and Mrs. David F. Smith of Shortsville. The funeral
was largely attended from the home on Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock,
Rev. John Evans, pastor of the Clifton Springs Universalist Church, of
which Mrs. Martin was a member, officiating. The remains were interred
in the West Avenue cemetery, Canandaigua, beside a daughter, Mary Ida
Martin, who died in 1866.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 February 1896
The death of Henry Martin, one of the oldest and most
prominent business men of Canandaigua, occurred on Sunday. He came from
Kingston, Canada, to Canandaigua in 1858. He was aged 62 years.
Survivors are a widow, two sons, William and Ernest, and two daughters,
Minnie and Harriet. Deceased was a member of the Masonic fraternity and
had held office of public trust. The funeral will be held today.
From Ontario County Times 5 May 1886
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral of Mr. Isaac Martin was
his late resident Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Martin had suffered
a long and painful illness. A nephew who was with him during the latter
part of his illness is to stay with Mrs. Martin and take charge of the
From Ontario County Journal 12 February 1909
Manchester, N. Y. - The funeral of James Martin, whose
death occurred in Kansas City on Feb. 2, was held in St. Dominic's
church on Saturday morning, and interment was made in Clifton Springs
cemetery. Mrs. Martin, who was accompanying the remains, was taken
seriously ill en route and removed to a hospital in Chicago.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 January 1909
Mrs. Martha Martin died last night at 11 o'clock at her home, No.
399 Exchange street. She leaves one brother, Myron Martin, of this
city, and one sister, Mrs. Edith M. Giles of Detroit, Mich. The funeral
will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock from St. Peter's
Episcopal church. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 16 November 1916
The death of Patrick Martin, a well-known resident of
Manchester village, occurred at his home in that place at 5 o'clock on
Saturday morning. He had been ill for several weeks. His age was 68
years. Mr. Martin was
born in Lockport, N. Y., a son of the late John and Hannah Schuley
He was educated in the schools at Lockport, and about 40 years ago
to Ontario county. He located in the township of Manchester during the
of 1881, where he since continuously resided. For several years he
conducted a hotel in Manchester village. In 1880 he united in marriage
with Miss Anna O'Hora of Littleville. She died about 9 years ago. The
survivors are one
daughter, Miss Mary Martin, of Manchester; one son, John E. Martin of
one sister, Mrs. Mary Mullet, of Lockport; two brothers, Walter Martin
Mason City, Iowa, and L. E. Martin of Clifton Springs; also one
Orville Martin of Newark. The funeral services were held from St.
church in this village on Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock, conducted by
Rev. F. J. O'Hanlon. The interment followed in St. Agnes cemetery east
From Geneva Daily Times 11 March 1907
Manchester, N. Y. - The community was shocked to learn of
death of Mrs. Patrick Martin of this village, which occurred
at her home Saturday afternoon after a few days sickness, her age being
47 years. The direct cause of death was a formation which recently
appeared at the base of the brain and caused great suffering. Besides
her husband, Patrick Martin, she is survived by two sons, James of
Manchester, Minn.; and John of Newark, N. Y., and one daughter, Miss
Minnie Martin, of this village; also her mother, Mrs. James O'Hara and
three brothers, Michael, Edward and Daniel, all
of Shortsville, and two sisters, Mrs. Patrick O'Neil and Mrs.
Fitzpatrick, also of Shortsville.
From Victor Herald 21 July 1899
Robert I. Martin died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alexander
Black in the town of Seneca, this county, June 27, 1899, at the age
of 85 years. He was a resident of this village for a number of years,
and after the death of his wife went to live with his daughter. He was
for many years a resident of the town of Canandaigua, coming there with
his father from Miland, Dutchess county, about the year 1833. The
were brought to Victor for interment.
From Ontario County Journal 23 October 1891
Cheshire, N. Y. - Mrs. William Martin, who died in the Willard
State Hospital Sunday, October 11th, was a resident of Academy for
sixty years. Her remains were buried in the cemetery at Academy, by the
side of her husband, who died several years ago. She was a woman of
qualities of head and heart, and a friend of the needy and poor. She
the mother of Mrs. K. W. Green, and we hoped to see some good words
the same fertile pen that wrote the obituary of Mrs. Green. But she has
finished her course here and gone to her reward, and like one of old
heard the grand announcement: "Well done, good and faithful servant,
thou into the joy of the Lord."
From Ontario County Journal 13 June 1913
William Henry Harrison Martin, well-known to cottagers and
residents along the west lake shore, died at Willard State hospital
last week, aged about 73 years. He resided near Seneca Point. Besides
his wife, he leaves four sons, George, of South Bristol,, Hiram K. of
Bristol, Clark C. of Holcomb, Benjamin B. of Sodus; five daughters,
Mrs. Oscar Fletcher of Holcomb, Mrs. Frank Johnson, West lake shore,
Mrs. W. C. Tremain of Canandaigua, Mrs. Myron Coye, Albion, Texas, Mrs.
Pearl Ormsby of New York City. Interment was at Academy.
From Ontario County Journal 28 January 1910
The death of John J. Mary, aged 66 years, occurred on
Monday evening at his home on Gibson street. Death was due to
tuberculosis. The deceased was a civil war veteran. With the exception
of a few years spent in Elmira, he had always resided in Canandaigua.
Mr. Mary is survived by his wife and one son, John, of this village,
and one daughter, Mrs. John Cannan of Elmira. Funeral services were
held yesterday afternoon.
From Ontario County Journal 7 July 1893
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - D. W. Martz died very suddenly Tuesday
night at the home of Calvin Davidson, just north of the Bristol town
line. Mr. Martz had been boarding at Mr. Davidson's about a week.
Tuesday he claimed to be feeling unusually strong and well. It is
believed that apoplexy was the cause of his death, although no one was
present when he died. About 11 o'clock Mr. Davidson went to Mr. Martz's
sleeping room and found him dead. Mr. Martz was born in April, 1811, in
Milton, Pa. The greater part of his life was spent in this place. His
wife and daughter, Mrs. Eber Cone, have both passed away during the
From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 20 July 1905
Mrs. Mary Maskaes died at her home on Castle street last Monday
afternoon at about three o'clock, of consumption, aged 40 years. It is
a nice German family, formerly living in Brooklyn, but on account of
health they were advised to move into the country. Her husband and
daughter are workers in silk, so they came to Geneva, moved into the
Harrington house and he obtained employment in the silk mill. Parties
passing the house saw the sick woman every nice day sitting in a
rocking chair on the porch, and could realize that she was gradually
failing. She took to her bed last Sunday morning -- no more
out-of-doors for her and lingered only a few
hours longer. Her funeral was held yesterday, interment in Glenwood.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 July 1905
Mary Maskaes, wife of John Maskaes, died
at her home, No. 288 Castle street, yesterday afternoon, aged
40 years. The cause of death was pulmonary tuberculosis. The deceased
had only been a resident of this city for ten weeks, having removed
here from Brooklyn. She is survived by her husband and three daughters.
The funeral will be held from the house at 3 o'clock tomorrow
afternoon. Rev. C. E. Jewell, of the First Methodist church, will
officiate. Burial will be made in Glenwood cemetery.
From Phelps Citizen 5 April 1923
John B. Maslyn of Manchester and Charles Schilling of Buffalo were
instantly killed at North LeRoy last Thursday night by the explosion of
a Lehigh Valley railroad engine. Mr. Maslyn was born in Phelps on
February 14, 1883, and had always lived in this section. For the past 8
years he had been a fireman on the Lehigh, and for ten years previous
to that he had been employed by the New York Central railroad. He is
survived by his wife, Josephine Carey Maslyn; and three sons, including
twins who were born six weeks ago; besides his father, Jacob Maslyn;
three brothers and three sisters. The funeral was held in Manchester on
Monday, and burial was in Shortsville.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 April 1905
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The funeral services of Lewis Maslyn,
who died at the Memorial Hospital in Canandaigua Sunday morning,
were held this morning at the St. Felix church in this village and
burial in the St. Agnes' Cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 16 January 1917
Clifton Springs, N. Y., Jan 15 - Shortly after 10 o'clock on Sunday
evening in the home of her daughter, Mrs. August Garney, about two
miles south of this village, occurred the death of Mrs. Sophia J. Maslyn, widow
of Louis Maslyn, aged 87 years. Mrs. Maslyn was born in Holland on
October 6, 1830, and came to this country about thirty-five years ago,
soon settling on a farm east of this village, and she had since lived
in this vicinity. Her husband died twenty-one years ago, since which
time she had spent the most of her time with her children. She leaves
three daughters, Mrs. Jacob Vershay of Rochester, Mrs. Frank Bremer and
Mrs. August Garney, of this village; and four sons, Jacob of
Shortsville, and Charles, Edward and Peter Maslyn, all of this village;
fifty-five grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. The funeral
will be held on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from St. Felix Church,
in this village, and burial will be made in St. Agnes cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 2 May 1919
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - At the family home last week Tuesday morning occurred the death of Mrs. Arthur Mason, after
an illness of a week. Mrs. Mason was born in East Bloomfield on Dec.
29, 1862. She was married to Arthur B. Mason in 1881. Those who survive
are the husband; one son and one daughter, the mother; and one sister,
Mrs. Isaac Norton of Atlanta, Ga. Funeral services were held from the
family home on Friday.
From Ontario County Journal 22 September 1911
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of Benjamin Mason occurred
at his home north of here Monday evening after a lingering illness, at
the age of 57 years. He is survived by his wife, one daughter and three
sons, all of this town. The funeral was held from the house yesterday
afternoon being conducted by Rev. Edwin Johnson of St. Peter's church.
Interment was in the village cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 19 February 1902
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - At her home, one mile north of this
village, Mrs. Betsey Mason, wife of Samuel Mason, died at the
age of 71 years. Mrs. Mason had been in poor health for a number of
years. Wednesday morning she arose as usual but said she was not
feeling well and would lay down
for awhile when she continued to grow worse and expired about 8
She is survived by her husband, three sons, Benjamin, Sidney, and
S. Mason, of this place, and a daughter, Mrs. Clara Goodhart of
From Ontario County Journal 12 February 1897
Shortsville, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Charles Mason occurred
this village on Monday evening at about 9 o'clock. A few
months ago she underwent a surgical operation, and has been constantly
running down since. She was a member of the Presbyterian church here
and was a lovely Christian woman. Her funeral was held yesterday
afternoon from the house at 2 o'clock. The employees from the Drill
works, of which Mr. Mason is superintendent, attended the funeral in a
body. Rev. C. H. Lester officiated. Besides her husband and one
daughter, Miss Louise, she leaves one sister, Mrs. Goodrich of Chicago,
who has been with her during the past few weeks.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 April 1910
Shortsville, N. Y. - The funeral of Charles H. Mason was
church at 2:30 p.m. yesterday, Rev. Donald
Mackenzie officiating. Mr. Mason died of heart trouble and the end came
without warning, as was in the case of his father's death. Many of the
older residents remember his father, Gardner Mason, one of Farmington's
highly respected citizens, and who belonged to the Hicksite Quakers. He
died when a comparatively young man of heart failure while in the woods
at work in the winter of 1868. Charles Mason, whose funeral was held
yesterday, was for many years an official member of the Presbyterian
church in this place. His wife, whose maiden name was Miss Georgia
Eldridge, was a woman of beautiful Christian character and when she
died several years ago was mourned by everyone who knew her. Their last
resting place will be a sacred spot to many who loved them in life. The
funeral was largely attended by many mourning neighbors and relatives.
From Ontario County Journal 12 February 1897
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Charles Henry Mason, Sr., one of the
oldest and foremost business men of Bloomfield, died on Tuesday
morning, after an illness of a year, at the age of 71 years. For more
than thirty years, his life has been devoted to different kinds of
business. His first business in town was the purchase of the lower
Shephard mill. His partner was William R. Pitts of Richmond. After a
few years he sold out his interest in the mill and went into the
produce business, which he continued until the time of his death. For a
number of years he owned one-half interest in the store with his son,
Charles. The deceased was able to point back to a record of 30 years of
business activity, in which honesty and integrity had been his chief
aims. Besides a widow, two sons survive him, Fred E. Maston of
Rochester, and C. H. Mason, Jr., of this place. The funeral services
were held at his late residence on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The
Rev. M. Luther Stimson officiated.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 March 1909
Naples, N. Y. - The body of Charles L. Mason was brought
to Naples yesterday morning from Pottersville, Warren county, where Mr.
Mason died Saturday night from a self-administered dose of chloral. Mr.
Mason was 33 years old, and was the foster son of Alonzo Cummings, a
Civil war veteran, who died in Naples a year ago. When the state road
from Naples to Woodville was being constructed five years ago, Mason
was engaged by the manager, P. F. Herhiky, to work on it, and ever
since that time he had been a trusted employee wherever the state Road
Construction Company sent him. Apparently, everything was harmonious,
and the cause of his desire to end his life cannot be determined. The
deceased leaves a widow, who was formerly Miss Mary Whitman, of Naples,
whom he married ten years ago, and four children. They were accompanied
to Naples by friends from Glens Falls. One sister, Mrs. Edward Andrews,
lives in South Bristol and a brother, Albert Mason, in Canandaigua with
his mother. The funeral will be held from the home of Irving Whitman
From Geneva Daily Times 22 February 1908
Canandaigua, N. Y. - At an early hour yesterday morning, at her
home in the town of East Bloomfield, occurred the death of Mrs. E.
F. Mason, aged 42 years. Death was due to pneumonia, of a brief
duration. Survivors are her husband, and two children, a son and a
daughter; four sisters and two brothers.
From Ontario County Journal 2 February 1894
Shortsville, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Eliza Mason occurred
this village on Wednesday, January 24, at the advanced
age of seventy-four years. She was the wife of Milton Mason, whose
death occurred about four years ago. She had been a resident of this
village for a number of years, and was held in high esteem by those who
were intimately acquainted with her. She had been in poor health for a
long time, but the immediate cause of her death was an attack of
peritonitis. She leaves one son and four daughters to mourn her loss.
The funeral services were held on Friday from the family residence on
Booth street, Rev. J. T. Crumrine, pastor of the Presbyterian church
officiating. The interment was in the new cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 August 1902
Eugene Mason, 25 years of age, a farmer residing three miles north
of this city on the Pre-emption road, was run down and killed last
night by the Central-Hudson passenger train that left
this city for the west at 10:02 o'clock. As near as can
be learned, Mason was walking on the track at a point one mile
north of Phelps when he was struck and instantly killed by the
passenger train. The body was carried a considerable distance and
was badly mutilated. The train was stopped and the body was
placed in the baggage car and taken to Yells Brothers undertaking rooms
at Phelps. Coroner Archer of Clifton Springs was called and he is
today investigating. The deceased is survived by a
wife and two small children.
From Ontario County Times 26 March 1884
Our readers will hear with sincere regret of the death of Francis
of Bristol. He died at his home in that town on the morning
of the 24th inst. We have not been able to learn his precise age, but
think it cannot have been far from eighty-five years. Mr. Mason was one
of Bristol's most highly respected, as well as one of her oldest
citizens. He represented his town in the Board of Supervisors from 1838
to 1841, and again from 1854 to 1857 inclusive, besides holding many
other positions of responsibility and trust, to which he was called at
different times during his life through the partiality of his fellow
townsmen. His wife, who was a sister of Dr. E. W. Simmons of this
place, died many years ago. He leaves one son and two daughters, the
Hon. F. O. Mason of Geneva; and Mrs. W. Scott Hicks and Mrs. John Kent
of Bristol. The funeral takes place today.
From Geneva Gazette 12 April 1867
Sudden Death - The Rochester Union learns that on the
10th inst., Gardner Mason, Supervisor of Farmington, while
engaged posting some official notices in his town, fell and expired
instantly. Deceased was a Quaker in religion, was wealthy and
highly esteemed. He was considered the first man of the town, and
his death has caused great grief in the community. He was 70
years of age.
From Shortsville Enterprise 16 October 1913
The remains of Mrs. Grace Payton Mason, relict of Henry
Mason, both former residents of Shortsville, were brought to this
village on the 12:55 eastbound passenger train on Monday noon for
interment beside those of her husband in Brookside Cemetery. The
services at the grave were conducted by Rev. Donald H. MacKenzie,
pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Mrs. Mason died at her home in
Honeoye Falls on Saturday. She had been ill since the death of her
husband last March. Mr. and Mrs. Mason resided in Shortsville for many
years and he conducted a large general store in the Harlow block, now
the Pratt block. About ten years ago they removed to Honeoye Falls.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 April 1905
Canandaigua, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Harriet M. Mason, aged
at the home of her son, Jesse
Mason, on Dungan street. Mrs. Mason was the widow of the late J. Harvey
Maston, and had been a resident of Canandaigua for almost her whole
lifetime. She was a highly
esteemed citizen and leaves many friends. Death was largely due to
old age. She is survived by her son, Jesse Mason, and his family.
From Victor Herald 1 September 1899
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Harriet V., wife of John Mason, died
at the age of 61 years. Her remains were
brought here Monday morning and the funeral services were held at her
late home Tuesday afternoon, Rev. C. C. Johnson officiating. She leaves
her husband, three sons, Harley and Frederick residing here, and M. C.
Mason of Rochester; and two daughters, Mrs. Geo. S. Rowley and Charity
Mason, residents here, who will greatly miss her. There was a very
large attendance at the funeral, a testimony of the high esteem and
regard of all who knew her.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 December 1910
Shortsville, N. Y. - Israel G. Mason, of this village, died at Dr.
Behan's hospital, Canandaigua, yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock from
apoplexy, at the age of 66 years. He was born in England, coming to
this country when about 5 years of age. He settled in Shortsville in
1883 and was for many years engaged in the blacksmith business, which
he discontinued about five years ago on account of failing health. He
is survived by his wife, Yuseba; one daughter, Mrs. Sidney Knause of
Shortsville; one son, Clarence of Homestead, Pa.; three grandchildren,
Benjamin, Lydia and Merwin Knause of Shortsville; three sisters, Mrs.
Delacey of Ypsilanti, Mich., Mrs. Cain and Mrs. Murrill of East
Bloomfield; five brothers, James Mason of Buffalo, William Mason of
Canandaigua, and Samuel and Arthur Mason of East Bloomfield. Mr. Mason
was a prominent member of Herendeen Post, G. A. R. The funeral, which
will be held Thursday afternoon, will be in charge of the local G. A.
From Geneva Gazette 16 March 1894
J. Harvey Mason, an old and prominent business man of
Canandaigua, died in that village last Sunday of heart disease,
following long sufferings from asthma. For three years, in 1865,
'6 and '7, he ably represented his town in the board of Supervisors.
He was also quite prominent in the Masonic fraternity being a
Past Master of Canandaigua Lodge No. 294. His age was about 75 years.
From Ontario County Journal 28 September 1883
Mr. Jesse Mason died at his residence on Bristol street in
this village on Sunday morning, Sept. 23d, at the age of 88 years. Mr.
Mason had been a resident of Canandaigua for over fifty years, having
come to this State from Swansea, Mass., and during his extended
residence here had formed a large circle of friends and lived a very
upright and exemplary life. Mr. Mason was an active business man in
for many years, and had always been identified with every effort that
tended to enhance the growth and prosperity of his chosen place of
residence. He leaves a family of five sons and two daughters; J.
Harvey of this village, Henry of East Bloomfield, and Seth, Frank and
Morris of Buffalo -- and Mrs. Mary Short of Fall River, Mass., and Mrs.
Julia Warner of this village. The funeral took place from the
late residence of the deceased Tuesday afternoon.
From Ontario County Chronicle 13 February 1901
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Sunday, February 10, at his home, one
mile west of this village, occurred the death of John Mason, aged
had been in poor health for the past two years. In
the winter of '98, one of his great toes began to trouble him and after
a time the toe was removed but that did not check the disease and in
June following the limb was amputated below the knee. All seemed well
for a time then the other limb began to trouble him and finally the
disease resulted in death. Mr. Mason was one of the most successful
farmers in this section, beginning with a good constitution and plenty
pluck, he owned at his death two of the best farms in Bloomfield. He
five children: Fred M., Harley, Mrs. Cora Rowley and Mrs. Charity Rice
this place, and Dr. Marcenus Mason of Rochester, beside six brother and
four sisters, William of Palmyra, Israel of Shortsville, James of
Medina, Thomas of Honeoye Falls, Samuel and Arthur of this place; Mrs.
Mary Gurnee of Binghamton, Mrs. Emily Kain of this place and Mrs.
Elizabeth DeLacy of Boyne, Mich. "Jack", as he was familiarly known,
was a good friend and neighbor and will be missed by the entire
From Victor Herald 14 February 1902
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Samuel Mason died this morning of
heart failure after an illness of several years. She was seventy-one
years of age and is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Clara
Goodheart of Spring Valley, N. Y., and two sons residing in this place.
From Ontario County Journal 14 January 1876
Victor, N. Y.
- Died on Monday, the 10th ult., Mr. Stephen Mason, in
his 79th year. The funeral was attended from the house of Mrs.
Rachel Ball, for a time past the home
of the deceased, on Tuesday.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 11 December 1939
Holcomb, N. Y. - Mrs. Thelma Hicks Mason, 31, died unexpectedly of
a heart illness in her home, Main street, yesterday. She was the
daughter of the late Charles and Ethel Cummings Hicks, East Bloomfield,
and had been a lifelong resident of the town. She is survived by her
husband, Dr. Leon A. Mason; and a son, Leon A., Jr.; two sisters, Mrs.
William Wilkins, East Bloomfield, and Mrs. Lewis Hurlbut, Attica; three
brothers, Elroy, Camille and Charles Hicks, all of East Bloomfield.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in a Main Street
funeral home in East Bloomfield. Burial will be in East Bloomfield
Cemetery. The Rev. W. Heber O'Hara, pastor of the Congregational
church, will officiate.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 February 1908
Thomas Mason, aged 57 years, died this afternoon at 12:30 o'clock
at the home of his sister, Mrs. F. F. Joslyn, No. 125 LaFayette avenue.
He was born April 6, 1851, in Cambridgeshire, England, and came to this
country when he was 5 years old. He is survived by three brothers,
Mason of Oaks Corners, George Mason of Waterloo, Charles Mason of
Wisconsin, and one sister, Mrs. F. F. Joslyn of this city. Burial
From Shortsville Enterprise 28 February 1913
The remains of W. Henry Mason of Honeoye Falls were
brought to the Parlor Village for burial on Monday afternoon and were
laid to rest in Brookside Cemetery. Mr. Mason died in the above
mentioned village on Saturday morning, following a brief illness with
heart trouble. His age was 66 years. Mr. Mason will be remembered as a
former resident and business man of the Parlor Village.
From Shortsville Enterprise 25 September 1913
Manchester is in mourning over the death of one of its best-known
and most prominent citizens, Walter G. Mason, which occurred
at his home in Main street in that village on Saturday evening about 5
o'clock. He had been ill for nearly two weeks and was aged 67 years.
Walter G. Mason was born in the town of Farmington on February 5, 1846,
and was a son of the late Gardner and Miranda Mason. He followed the
pursuit of agriculture in Farmington until the year of 1883, at which
time he removed to Manchester village. He took unto himself a wife,
Miss Mary E. Sheffield of Manchester, on Feb. 17, 1869. During the year
of 1885 he purchased the large flouring mill at Manchester and
continued its active management until 1909. The deceased had always
been connected with public affairs and was one of the persons to secure
a charter for Manchester in 1892. He was chosen a member of its first
Board of Trustees and served with the Board continuously until 1898. He
was also deeply interested in the subject of education and was a
trustee of Manchester Board of Education for several years. He acted as
chairman of the building committee in 1892 that constructed the present
High School building there. In politics he was a staunch Republican.
Mr. Mason was noted for his kindness to persons in distress and was
often called upon by those in need.
The survivors are his wife, Mrs. Mary E. Mason; one son, Clinton W.
Mason; two daughters, Mrs. C. Wilkins Pratt and Miss Maude Mason; one
granddaughter, Miss Kenneth Pratt, all residents of that village, and
one brother, Samuel R. Mason, living at Palmyra. The funeral obsequies
were held from his late home on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock, the
service being conducted by a relative, Rev. Joel Clark Glover, of
Canisteo. The interment was made in the South Farmington cemetery.
From Ontario Republican Times 22 July 1863
Died at Camp Hamilton, near Fortress Monroe, Va., on Sunday
evening last, July 19th, John Masseth of the Signal Corps, in
Gen. Foster's command, U. S. A., and late of Canandaigua, aged 21
The subject of this notice was a brother of Joseph Masseth, proprietor
of the Niagara House, in this village, and of George Masseth, who was
in the Federal army at the first Bull Run disaster in 1861, and whose
indomitable energy and noble and courageous conduct rescued his friend,
Lieut. Fleming of Rochester, from the very door of death, where he
found him by the way side, wounded, during the retreat after that
disastrous engagement and
bore him to a place of safety. John enlisted as a private in Capt.
Griswold's company of the 148th Regt. of volunteers, in August last,
which left Geneva early in September. Arrived at Norfolk, Va., the
second lieut. of his
company, Henry R. Murray, also of this village, was detached from
in the regiment and made Signal Officer, and was directed by the
General to select his own aids, and form a Signal Corps for service in
of the army. Young Masseth, Hiram D. Goodwin Jr. and Cornelius Palmer,
of this village, were chosen by Lieut. Murray; and their exploits
Suffolk, where they were soon stationed, and the Blackwater, the
of the rebel army, have often been told in the telegraph dispatches
that section. The army evacuated Suffolk, a few weeks since, and were
to the towns near Fortress Monroe, where General Dix being in command
that department, made his recent Peninsula campaign to White House,
in which the Signal Corps performed almost Herculean labors during the
or three weeks of the expedition. Returning to Yorktown some ten or
days since, the deceased was attached with some disease which we have
yet been able to learn, and has passed away from his country, friends
companions in arms - the latter who loved him none the less, than a
for his qualities of heart, and kind and generous disposition, which
marked his intercourse and career.
His brother Joseph, being telegraphed to on Saturday p.m. of his
illness, started on the evening train to go to him, and early on Monday
morning, before he had time to arrive there, another dispatch was
received here, announcing his death as above stated. It is
supposed his remains will be brought on immediately and buried in this
village, or perhaps in Rochester, where his mother resides.
From Ontario County Journal 4 August 1911
The death of Joseph T. Masseth occurred at his home on Main
street north on Sunday, aged 75 years. Mr. Masseth had been in poor
health for some months but his condition was not considered dangerous.
He was born in Rochester and was one of the pioneer hotel men of this
vicinity where he had always lived, except for two years when he
resided in Philadelphia, Pa. About 30 years ago he built the Masseth
House on Niagara street. Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Dr. Charles
B. Masseth of Philadelphia; a daughter, Mrs. Melvin L. Spencer of
Canandaigua; a brother, Edward Masseth; and a sister, Mrs. William
Banmen of Rochester. The funeral services were held from St. Mary's
church on Tuesday morning, Rev. John E. Masseth, a nephew of the
deceased, officiating. Interment at Woodlawn.
From Ontario County Journal 16 February 1912
The sudden death of Mrs. Josephine Masseth, of Canandaigua,
widow of Joseph Masseth, who died July 30, occurred at Utica, where she
was visiting relatives, on Friday afternoon. Death was due to acute
Bright's disease. Mrs. Masseth was born in Minden, Montgomery county,
56 years ago. There survives one daughter, Mrs. Melvin L. Spencer, of
this village; one son, Dr. Charles B. Masseth of Philadelphia, Pa.;
four brothers Charles H. Tessey of Leadville, Col.; Joseph and Aaron
Tessey, of Utica, and George Tessey of Buffalo; and one sister, Mrs.
Joseph Feasler of Chicago, Ill. Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord officiated at
the funeral services held from the home of Mrs. Spencer on Sunday.
From Ontario County Journal 16 August 1912
Canadice, N. Y. - A terrible accident occurred on Thursday morning at the farm of Mr. Noble, on the west shore of Honeoye lake, in which Alonzo Mastin, of
this town, lost his life. Mr. Mastin, who occupied Harry Coykendall's
farm in this town, went to the Noble farm to thresh. Mr. Mastin, who
was working in the mow, got down to work in another place and fell,
striking on his back in such a manner that his back was broken and he
was almost completely paralyzed. A council of doctors was held on
Friday, but, owing to his weak condition, it was decided not to remove
him to the hospital. He was taken to the home of his son, Oakley
Mastin, at Honeoye, where his death occurred on Saturday. Mr. Mastin
was 50 years of age, and is survived by his wife; one son, Oakley
Mastin of Honeoye; the three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Richardson of
Springwater, and the Misses Josephine Mastin of this place; his parents
Mr. and Mrs. John Mastin; five brothers, William of Mumford, Wilson of
Canaseraga, John, of Selma, Ind., Samuel of South Bristol, Lemon of
this place; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Welch of Rochester and Mrs. Fannie
Bailey of Arkport. The funeral was held on Monday from the home of his
son, Rev. W. J. Brown, of Hemlock, officiating. The interment was at
Honeoye. The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved
family in their great affliction.
From Naples Record 4 May 1921
Canadice, N. Y. - Mrs. Caroline Mastin, wife of John Mastin,
died at her home in this place on April 27, 1921. Her age was 83 years.
Grandpa and Grandma Mastin, as they were familiarly called, have lived
among us for over thirty years, and in that time have won the respect
of all the community. Their wedded life extended over sixty years. She
is survived by her husband, who is ninety-three years old; five sons,
William of Peoria; John and Wilson of Canaseraga; Samuel of Batavia,
and Lemon of this place; two daughters, Mrs. Fanny Bailey of
Canandaigua, and Mrs. Cora Welch of Rochester; one son, Alonzo, died in
this place a few years ago. Mr. Mastin also leaves a large number of
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The funeral was held from the
home of her son, Lemon, April 29th, at 2 p.m., Rev. Guy Overshire
officiating, and burial was made in Canadice cemetery.
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