"McD" to "McG" Obituaries
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 27 July 1927
Geneva, N. Y., July 26 - James McDill, 75, of Seneca Castle, died
today after a long illness. He leaves his wife; a son, William S.
McDill of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Key of Midland, Canada.
Funeral at 2:30 o'clock Friday from the home, with Rev. George Nichols
of Waterloo, formerly of Seneca Castle, officiating. Burial in Whitney
From Ontario County Times 6 January 1892
Hall's Corners, N. Y. - Died in Seneca, December 28, John McDill, aged 76 years. On the following day at 11 a.m., his wife, aged 78, also died. Mrs.
McDill was deputy postmistress under William P. Rupert, and the husband
carried the mail from the Hall's depot to the Seneca post office. The
funeral service was conducted by Rev. A. B. Temple on Thursday, at the
No. Nine church.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 15 March 1926
Stanley, March 14 - Aldro McDonald, 78,
died today at his home in this village. He was a lifelong resident of
Stanley. He leaves a son, Frank McDonald of Stanley; seven daughters,
Mrs. Laura Gardner of Rochester, Mrs. W. H. Leach of Rochester, Mrs. W.
H. Cleveland of Clawson, Mich., Mrs. Lars Jorgensen of Stanley and Miss
Bertha McDonald of Stanley. Funeral on Wednesday from the home. Burial in Number Nine Cemetery.
From Naples Record 2 January 1875
Rushville - Mrs. Augusta McDonald, widow of Oscar McDonald, died at
her residence near this village on Tuesday, Dec. 22nd, of consumption,
aged 40 years. This event is truly affecting one; her husband died less
than a year ago, and she leaves two children of tender age.
From Ontario County Journal 29 June 1894
Rushville, N. Y. - Benjamin McDonald, an old resident of this
place, died at his home on Gilbert street last Saturday. The deceased
was a prominent member of the M. E. church and a much respected
citizen. The funeral services were held at both the house and church on
Tuesday. A widow and two daughters mourn their loss.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 October 1923
Bernard F. McDonald, aged 49 years, died suddenly yesterday
afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James
McDonald, of heart failure. Mr. McDonald sent his son to the grocery
store on an errand and when the lad came home his father was sitting on
the bed. Almost immediately he fell over and Dr. Bond was sent for, but
arrived too late to do anything, Mr. McDonald dying soon after. Mr.
McDonald has had a long military career, having been in the service of
the United States for nine and one-half years. The first 8 years he was
with the Marines. He spent two years in China, was three years in the
Phillipine Islands, two years on the sea. He was in Mexico with the
Marines when they took the custom house at Vera Cruz. He was shot in
the arm and was in the hospital there for six months. He was also in
South America for some time. Later he left the Marines and enlisted for
the World War, spending a year and a half in New York, then was
transferred to Fort Niagara. From there he got his honorable discharge.
He was made Sergeant while with the Regular Marines. During the last
war he with the infantry, but did not get across.
Mr. McDonald is survived by his wife, two sons, James and Bernard, of
this city; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James McDonald; one brother,
William McDonald of Detroit; two sisters, Miss Nellie McDonald of this
city and Mrs. William Hoffman of Buffalo. Funeral services will be held
at 8:30 o'clock at the home and at 9 o'clock at St. Stephens Church.
The American Legion will have charge of the military part of the
service. A firing squad will accompany the body to St. Patrick's
Cemetery where a salute will be fired and Sergeant Cummings will sound
From Geneva Gazette 20 October 1899
Died in Geneva, October 18th, of consumption, Frank McDonald, aged
He was a member of the Iron Moulders Union and
very popular with the brotherhood. He is survived by a
widow and several children.
From Ontario County Journal 11 September 1914
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Frank McDonald, aged
50 years, occurred at the Rochester General hospital on Tuesday night,
after an illness of 16 weeks. She is survived by her husband, two
daughters, Jessie and Grace; two sons, Charles and Harry; two sisters,
Mrs. John McDonald of this town and Mrs. William Chamberlain of
Rochester; five brothers, Timothy, Michael and Frank Creedon, of
Rochester, and Will and Jeremiah, of this town. The funeral will be
held at St. Bridget's church this morning.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 December 1943
Fred McDonald, aged 75, of 56 Geneva street, died this morning
after a short illness. Surviving are his wife, Ethel Newell McDonald;
four daughters, Natlie McDonald of Newark, Mrs. Florence Button of
Gibson, Mrs. Mildred Aldrich of Elmira and May McDonald of Rochester;
two sons, Roland of Newark and Fred, Jr., of Canandaigua; two brothers,
Edward and John McDonald of Corning.
From Ontario County Journal 24 May 1895
Shortsville, N. Y. - Henry McDonald died at the home of his
sister, Mrs. Dimick, on Friday evening, of consumption. He was a
brother of Mrs. B. D. Mather and Mrs. H. O. Klinck, at whose residence
his funeral was held on Sunday afternoon, Rev. C. H. Lester conducting
From Union Springs Advertiser 26 August 1890
Hiram McDonald died
at his residence in Shortsville Sunday, August 24th, in the
eighty-third year of his age. Mr. McDonald was well-known to many of our
citizens. He has been actively identified with out local manufacturing
interests in former years, spending a large portion of his life in the
building of canal and other large boats and later in the manufacture of
steam bent work here; both were very prosperous in their day. His
funeral took place Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from his late
residence. Interment at Shortsville.
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 8 March 1890
The funeral of Mrs. Horace McDonald, of Canandaigua, a former resident of Gorham, will be held today at her home in Canandaigua.
From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 6 December 1906
James McDonald of Geneva was struck and killed last Friday by an
electric car on the Rochester and Eastern, at Spangle street crossing
in the town of Hopewell. He stepped off the track when the warning
whistle was sounded, and then stepped back again just as the car
reached him. He was a plumber, engaged with Emig & Hatmaker. Those
who knew him well speak kindly of him.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 23 April 1926
Geneva, N. Y., Apr. 22 - James McDonald, 72, died last night at his
home, No. 381 Hamilton street. He leaves his wife, Ellen Kenny
McDonald; two daughters, Nettie McDonald and Mrs. William Hoffman, of
Buffalo; and a son, William McDonald of Detroit.
From Ontario County Journal 13 April 1877
John McDonald, who resided in Canandaigua some six or seven years
ago, was so seriously injured
by the accidental discharge of a pistol at Rochester on
Saturday last, that he died on the following Monday afternoon. It
was first thought there were chances of his recovery, but inflammation
set in and he declined rapidly. This is another instance of the
foolishness of carrying loaded revolvers.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 June 1931
The death of John T. McDonald of 69 Oak street, who died of
heart trouble from excitement as the result of the collision of two
automobiles at the intersection of Maxwell avenue and Pleasant street
yesterday, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock from his late
residence with the Rev. Raymond H. Huse of the First Methodist church
officiating. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery. Mr. McDonald was
treasurer of the Sunday School of the Methodist church and had been
communion steward of the church for a number of years. He was also a
member of the official board. Besides his wife, two daughters and one
son, he is survived by two brothers, William F. McDonald of Rochester
and Charles D. of Lansing, Mich.; and four grandchildren. Mr. McDonald
was in the grocery business for a number of years and was later
employed at the Standard Optical Company and Smith's Dry Goods store,
retiring from active work two years ago.
From Ontario County Journal 20 October 1905
Rushville, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Julia A. McDonald occurred
at 2 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
William E. Blodget, following a three-months illness. She was a
daughter of Deacon Benjamin Watkins and was born on the farm now owned
by James DeWitt, where her own mother was born, married and died. She
was a faithful member of the Methodist church. She leaves a brother,
Moses Watkins; two daughters, Mrs. Blodget and Mrs. David R. Voorhees,
all of this place; three grandchildren and ten great-children. The
funeral conducted by Rev. A. W. Rice will be held this afternoon at 1
o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Blodget. Her husband, Benjamin
McDonald, died 11 years ago. The burial took place in Rushville
From Ontario County Times 12 December 1888
Rushville, N. Y. - Died, of heart disease, December 4, at the residence of her son-in-law, Chas. N. James, in Rushville, Mrs. Maria McDonald, aged 59 years. Funeral services were held from the house December 6th. The family have the sympathy of all.
From Victor Herald 1 May 1903
Mary McDonald, widow of James McDonald, died Monday night at the
family home near this village, aged 65 years. Mrs. McDonald leaves
three sons, John, James and Frank McDonald; and four daughters,
Margaret, Mary, Katharine and Anna, all of whom are at home. The
funeral will be held from St. Bridget's church, Thursday morning at 10
From Geneva Advertiser 31 December 1914
Mrs. Mary McDonald died at her home on Tillman street last Thursday
morning. The funeral service was held on Monday morning from St.
Francis de Sales church. The deceased is survived by two sons, James
and Frank; one daughter, Catherine; and two sisters, Mrs. Peter Hogan
and Mrs. Margaret Hitchcock.
From Naples Record 7 February 1874
Rushville - Died near this village on Sunday morning, Feb. 1st,
1874, of typhoid pneumonia, Oscar McDonald aged 35 years. Mr. McDonald was ill about three weeks, but was not
considered dangerous until a few days before his death. He was a man of
Industrious habits and highly respected by his neighbors. He leaves a
wife and two children to mourn the loss of a devoted husband and
affectionate father. The funeral was attended by a large congregation of
friends and relatives. Rev. Samuel Parker of Hopewell preached the
funeral discourse. His remains were consigned to their final resting place, in the cemetery in this village.
From Ontario County Journal 20 August 1897
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Phebe McDonald died at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. H. O. Klinck, in this place, on Thursday of last
week. Deceased was 84 years of age. Funeral services were held on
Saturday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. C. H. Lester. Interment
was in Brookside Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 March 1945
Mrs. Ruth McDonald, widow of the late James McDonald, of 489
Exchange street, died Saturday afternoon at Geneva General Hospital
following a short illness. Surviving are one daughter, Miss Betty
McDonald of Geneva; two sons, P. F. C. John J. McDonald, serving with
the American army in Germany, and James E. of Geneva; one sister, Mrs.
Louis Alger of Erie, Pa.; and one brother, George O'Connor of
Interlaken. Funeral rites have been set for Tuesday morning at 8:30 at
the DeVaney-Foley Funeral Home, and at 9 o'clock at St. Francis de
Sales Church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 21 February 1919
Gorham, N. Y. - Seth McDonald, aged 87 years, after a long
illness, died yesterday. He leaves his wife and a daughter, Mrs.
Estella White, of this place. The funeral will be held from his late
home at the Baptist church at 2 o'clock. Rev. Ford, pastor of the
church, will officiate and burial will be in Gorham.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 November 1907
William McDonald, aged 61 years, died at his residence, No. 77
Wadsworth street, at 8:45 o'clock this morning. He is survived by
wife and one sister, Mrs. I. Roberts of Syracuse. Burial St.
From Ontario County Journal 9 March 1917
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - William McDonald, one of the oldest
residents in town, died at the home of his son, Frank McDonald, on
March 1. He had been born in County Cork, Ireland, 90 years ago, and is
survived by a son, Frank McDonald, of this town; and three
grandchildren. The funeral was held on Monday from St. Bridget's
church, where services were conducted by Rev. P. A. Neville. Interment
was made in the Catholic cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 27 September 1878
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Anna McDonnel departed this life Friday
morning, Sept. 20th, aged 40 years. Funeral services were held at St.
Bridget's Sunday, Sept. 22nd, Rev. Wm. Hughes officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 December 1906
James P. McDonnell, of Hamilton street, was struck and instantly
killed by a car on the Rochester and Eastern Rapid Railway last night.
The accident occurred between Hopewell and Spangle street crossing at
about 11:20 o'clock. The man was struck by Car No. 1 in charge of
Motorman D. M. Rhodes. The motorman saw McDonnell on the track walking
toward Canandaigua. He sounded the warning signal and the man stepped
from the track. At the point where the accident took place there is a
rather deep ditch along side the track and as McDonnell stepped from
the track he apparently went into this ditch and in trying to recover
his balance was thrown back over toward the track, for as
the car approached, he fell almost directly in front of it. It was only
a second from the time the warning signal had been given until the car
was at the place where the man had been seen and so as he fell back on
the track the car was upon him. The car was stopped immediately and
it was found that McDonnell had been struck in the right temple and
instantly. Coroner Warner of Canandaigua was notified. The coroner left
on a special car and had the body removed to the Case & Brady
undertaking rooms in Canandaigua. McDonnell was identified by papers
found in his
pocket. The remains were brought here this morning.
The only mystery in regard to the affair is as to how McDonnell got to
the spot where he met his death. He was employed as a plumber at the
shop of Emig and Hatmaker and worked as usual yesterday.
In conversation with one of his companions yesterday afternoon, he
stated that he intended going to Canandaigua in the evening. It was
known that he frequently visited friends in Canandaigua and as he did
not state that there was any particular reason for his going last
the men thought little of the matter. This morning when they came to
work they received the first news of his death. He was a general
with the men and the news came not only as a surprise but as a shock.
The impression among the men was that he had a ticket for the trip and
thought that it was a ticket for Canandaigua until after he was on the
car, an that he either got off at Seneca Castle or was put off the car
and then started to walk to Canandaigua expecting to return on the last
car. No one who had seen him after eight o'clock could be found this
and just how he came to be on the track at the point of the accident
probably not be known until after the coroner's inquest. Another theory
which is advanced is that McDonnell had several friends who lived in
vicinity of Seneca Castle and that he stopped off to visit them during
early part of the evening and that he was on his way to one of the
railroad crossings in order to get a car either back to Canandaigua or
A duplex ticket from Seneca Castle to Geneva was found in one of his
pockets. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 January 1910
The funeral of Charles H. McDonough will take place
tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock from the home of his sister, No. 113
Hamilton street, and at 9:30 o'clock from St. Stephen's church.
Interment in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 February 1905
Mrs. Mary McDonough of 22 Elm street, died at 7:30 o'clock
Saturday evening, aged 85 years. She is survived by one son, Philip
McDonough, with whom she made her home. She had been a resident of
Geneva for forty-seven years. The funeral will be held at 8:30 o'clock
tomorrow morning from the house and at 9 o'clock from St. Francis de
Sales church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 February 1897
Died at his home at 113 Hamilton street this city, Michael
McDonough, aged 71 years and 9 months. Eleven weeks ago Mr.
McDonough was taken sick with malaria fever which was followed by
stomach trouble from which he suffered until death relieved him at the
hour of 7 o'clock this morning. Deceased was
born in Carlo, county Wielo, Ireland. He was one of the oldest
in Geneva having lived here over forty years. By occupation he was a
merchant tailor. He carried on his business here for a number of years.
In their sad bereavement the family have the sympathies of all their
friends and neighbors. Mr. McDonough is survived by four sons, namely:
James S. of Cleveland, Edward, William and Charles of this city, and
two daughters, Mary A. McDonough and Susan, wife of Thomas A. Manley of
Geneva. Also two brothers, William and James of Hillsdale, Mich. The
funeral will take place from St. Francis de Sales church. Burial
St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Geneva Courier 11 April 1883
A Sad Death - Our community was for a third time in a few days
grieved to hear of death among our young people. Only one year
Anna Pearce and Charles McDougal were united in
Last week a child was born to them, and the mother, apparently,
convalescence. This evidence was of short duration, however, and
morning, at about five o'clock, Mrs. McDougal died. Words can
express our sympathy for the afflicted husband and relatives. A
and loving spirit, gone to its rest, has made a void that years can
From Geneva Daily Times 20 May 1907
Mrs. Eleanor McDougall, widow of the late George Clinton
McDougall, died Saturday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at her home, No. 122
avenue. The deceased was 82 years old, was born in Little Falls in the
Mohawk Valley, but has resided in this city ever since she was a young
girl. Her health has been exceptionally good for one of her advanced
but three weeks ago she fell, sustaining a broken hip. It is considered
that death was caused by the terrible shock. She is survived by five
Mrs. L. Cooley, Miss Ella McDougall, Mrs. J. H. Hitchcox and Mrs.
McCaw of this city; and Mrs. S. F. Gascoigne, of New York; one son, C.
McDougall, of this city; and three sisters, Mrs. Charles Clarke and
D. Flower, of this city, and Mrs. M. Ackley of Canisteo. The funeral
be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock from the house. Rev. W. W.
pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will officiate and interment
be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 February 1907
Mrs. Jennie McElroy, aged 53 years, died yesterday morning at
11:15 o'clock at her home, No. 303 Exchange street. She has been ill
for about a week with gastritis. She is survived by her husband, John
McElroy, two sons, John and Peter, one daughter, Mrs. James Riley; two
sisters, Mrs. Mary Fitzgerald of Chicago, and Mrs. Margaret Magner
of Trumansburg; three brothers, Peter Manning of Trumansburg, George
of Interlaken, and Henry Manning of Chicago. The remains will be taken
to Trumansburg Wednesday morning at 8:45 o'clock for burial.
From Geneva Daily Times 9 January 1911
Mrs. Nellie E. McElroy, wife of John McElroy, died this morning at
11:30 o'clock at the City Hospital. The remains were taken to the
family residence, No. 36 Jefferson avenue, this afternoon. Besides her
husband, she leaves one daughter, Lala, her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Daniel Kenny, and two brothers, John and Daniel Kenny.
From Ontario County
Journal 28 April 1882
Mr. James McEnally, a long-time respected citizen of Canandaigua,
died very suddenly at his residence on Gorham street last Monday
evening, at the age of about 73 years. He went upon the discharge of
his usual duties as senior clerk at the Northern Central freight office
last Monday morning. Feeling unwell, he returned to his home at about
11 a.m., and a physician was called, but he failed rapidly and sank
away to rest at 9:30 in the evening. Mr. McEnally was a pure and
blameless man, very retiring in his disposition and habits, cheerful
and pleasant in all his acts and conversation. Possessing these
commendable traits, it is not strange that he was so generally
respected, enjoying the confidence and good will of all who knew him.
He was an upright and honored member of the Masonic fraternity, and one
of the oldest members of Canandaigua Lodge No. 294. He was initiated in
the first degree in this Lodge August 21st, 1854, and was passed and
raised September 11th of the same year. His application for membership
was presented on the same day with that of Dr. W. T. Swart, of this
place. He was a regular attendant and active member, manifesting great
interest in the Masonic work,
literature and history, and was held in high veneration by the craft.
He was Chaplain of the Lodge at the time of his death. His funeral was
attended at St. John's Church at 3:.0 o'clock yesterday afternoon,
where the beautiful service of that church was observed. From the
church the Masonic fraternity took charge, and the subsequent
proceeding was in accordance with the solemn and impressive Masonic
ceremonies, and the remains were laid away to rest by the brethren with
whom he had for so many years held not only social, but fraternal
Masonic intercourse. Peace be to his ashes.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 February 1898
The funeral of John McEwan, who died Monday, aged 35 years,
will take place from the house at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, and at
2:30 from Trinity church. Rev. Dr. Nelson officiating. The pall bearers
are: Messrs. A. Thomas, J. McIntosh, J. Fee, C. Dixon, E. Robinson and
Taylor. The deceased, who was single, is survived by his mother, Mrs.
McEwan, two sisters, Mrs. Phillips, and Miss Susan McEwan, and seven
brothers, Peter, Edward, Joseph, Daniel, James, George and Ernest. Mr.
McEwan was well known in Geneva, and had a large circle of
acquaintances, being a member of
the Odd Fellows. He was enrolled with the Ontario encampment and the
Rebecca lodge, which bodies will follow the remains to the burial.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 May 1900
William McFadden died at the family residence, 165 Pulteney street,
at 7 o'clock yesterday morning, aged 27 years. The deceased is survived
by a wife and one child. Mr. McFadden came to this city from Lockport,
N. Y. almost four years ago. He was a printer and was at one time
employed in the composing of the Daily Times. During the war with
Spain, he enlisted for service with the then company B, on the occasion
of the visit of Sergt. Gasper to this city for recruits. On his return
from Camp Alger, McFadden received an honorable discharge. Since his
return from camp, he had not been well, and of late the decline had
been rapid. He was compelled to give up work some weeks ago, and failed
until yesterday, when death came. The funeral will take place from St.
Francis de Sales church at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning and will be
military in character. There will be a military escort, consisting of a
corporal guard of eight men. This will be sounded at the grave in St.
From Naples Record 5 May 1882
Canadice, N. Y. - Joseph McFarland died on Sunday, April
23rd, in the 69th year of his age, and his funeral services were held
at the M. E. Church, on the 25th inst., Rev. T. Jolly officiating. Mr.
McFarland was born in Chemung Co., N. Y., in 1813, and in childhood he
came to Springwater, where he resided until eighteen years of age,
since which time he has lived in different localities, and but recently
removed from Victor to Canadice, where he lived with his son-in-law,
Wm. Strong, who bought the Dalrymple farm. Mr. McFarland embraced
Christianity in early life, and has long been a member of the Wesleyan
Methodist church, and has always maintained an earnest Christian
character. He had been twice married, and survived both of his
companions; was the father of seven children, but three of whom are
living. His mother is still living, at the advanced age of nearly
From Ontario County Journal 9 August 1912
The death of Mrs. Annie Wilson McFeggan, wife of James McFeggan,
occurred yesterday morning at her home on Gibson street after a long
illness, aged 79 years. Besides her husband, she leaves one son, John,
of Buffalo; a sister, Mrs. James Henderson of Corning; and a
step-daughter, Mrs. Frances Burke of Canandaigua. The funeral services
will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. G. E. Merriam,
supply pastor of the Congregational church will officiate. Interment
will be at Woodlawn.
From Geneva Courier 18 February 1874
In this village February 16th, 1874, George McFeggan, Sen.,
the 70th year of his age. Mr. McFeggan was born in Scotland in
year 1804, Sept. 25th. He has been in the employ of the N. Y. C.
R. Company since the year 1841, and has been Ticket Agent at this
since May 1st, 1844. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn
He was a man universally beloved and respected for his honesty and
integrity--not only by his employees but by the community at
large. A long intimate acquaintance of nearly 30 years, prompted
me to bear record to his great moral worth. While I am not in the
habit of apologizing for the dead, nor
flattering the living, a sense of duty and respect for my deceased
friend is my only apology. The deceased was a member of the
Masonic and Odd Fellows Order, in both of which he held an honorable
position; and his loss will be deeply felt. The funeral will take place
on Thursday next, Feb. 19th, at his late residence on Lewis Street, at
o'clock, and at the Second Presbyterian Church at 3 o'clock. The
friends of the
family are requested to attend. An
From Geneva Gazette 8 December 1876
The venerable widow of the late George McFeggan, the
well-known ticket agent at Geneva for many years, has joined her
departed husband in another and better sphere. She died on Monday last,
and her funeral took place on Wednesday following.
From Ontario County Journal 23 May 1913
In the death of James McFeggan, who died from general
debility at his home on Gibson street last Saturday, one of the
survivors of the coterie of men who were with the New York Central
railroad in its early days, was removed. Mr. McFeggan quit railroading
June 1, 1892, after a continuous service of 45 years in various
capacities, since which time he had resided in this village and
vicinity. He was born in Beauharnois, Lower Canada, March 28, 1829.
When a mere lad he went to Ogdensburg and saw something of the Patriot
war of 1837-38. He began the railroad life in 1847, in the humble
capacity of assisting in the grading for the first "T" rail laid
between Geneva and Canandaigua on the Auburn road, which was then known
as the Auburn and Rochester railroad. Then he became a roadman under
William G. Lapham, the company's chief engineer. Later he carried mail
between the Geneva post office and the railroad station, besides doing
duty at that point as baggage master. A short time afterward when the
"main line" went through from Rochester to Syracuse, he was appointed
station master at Newark and "broke in" the agents at Palmyra, Lyons,
Clyde and Jordan on the direct road. A short time afterward he was
appointed agent at Canandaigua and held that position for nine years.
Dean Richmond then appointed him agent at Suspension Bridge and he was
there for 16 years. In 1880 he was made general western freight agent
for the company with headquarters in Buffalo. He gave this place up in
1892 on account of ill health and retired to his farm here.
Mr. McFeggan was a prominent and useful member of the Masonic order. He
was master of Canandaigua lodge for six years and of Frontier lodge at
Niagara Falls for a like period. He was a charter member and past high
priest of Chapter No. 200 at the Falls, and a member of Monroe
Commander, Knight Templars, of Rochester. While at Suspension Bridge,
he was frequently urged to accept public office, but the only position
he ever took was a place on the board of education. He was a member of
the Congregational church in this village. Mr. McFeggan's wife died
last August. His survivors are one son, John McFeggan of Buffalo; one
daughter, Mrs. Francis A. Burke of this city; and one brother, George
McFeggan of Buffalo, a former resident here and for many years a
railroad engineer. Rev. Livingston L. Taylor officiated at the funeral
services on Monday afternoon and the interment was in Woodlawn.
From Ontario County Journal 1 January 1897
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Henry McGarey, aged 72 years, died
home on Tuesday evening of heart failure. The funeral services will be
held at St. Bridget's church this (Friday) morning at 10 o'clock, Rev.
Father Garvey officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 9 April
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. James McGarey died very suddenly
Thursday morning, April 1st. Funeral services were held on Saturday at
St. Bridget's, Rev. Wm. Hughes officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 21 November 1913
The death of Thomas C. McGarry, aged 46, occurred Sunday at
his home on West Gibson street, following a long illness. He is
survived by his wife and two daughters, Misses Margaret and Catherine;
four sisters and two brothers, Mrs. James Parrell, Miss Catherine
McGarry and John McGarry, of Canandaigua, Mrs. James Lawler and Timothy
McGarry of Macedon, and Mrs. George Bush of Syracuse. The funeral
services were held at St. Mary's Church on Wednesday morning. Interment
was in Calvary Cemetery. The bearers were John Fennell of Canandaigua,
Timothy McGarry of Corning, Edward McGarry of Syracuse, Vincent Lawler
of Fairport, Bernard Quinn of Macedon and Francis Kelleher of
From Ontario County Journal 1 April 1898
Shortsville, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Catherine McGary, one
residents, occurred on Monday at her home in
this village. She had reached the advanced age of 80 years. The funeral
obsequies were held on Thursday at St. Dominic's church. The deceased
leaves one son, John, of this place.
From Ontario County Journal 28 January 1898
On Saturday evening, shortly after six o'clock, as an electric car
in charge of Motorman John Benner, was approaching Granger street
crossing, James McGary was standing about 50 feet ahead near
the track. He motioned the car to stop, and as it drew near, he
suddenly plunged forward so as to be struck and dragged along. When
picked up, it was found he had sustained severe injuries, his left arm
being badly mangled and the scalp terribly torn. He was carried to the
engine house and Dr. Hallenbeck was summoned. He found it necessary to
take 20 stitches in the scalp and 17 in the arm. The unfortunate man
was then removed to the home of his son on Granger street where he died
on Monday evening.
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - James McGarry, a lifelong resident
of this town, was struck by a trolley car at Canandaigua on Saturday
evening, which resulted in his death on Monday. The remains were
brought here for burial on Thursday morning. Services were held from
the St. Bridget's church at 10:30 o'clock.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 September 1906
Shortsville, N. Y. - The funeral of John J. McGarry, a
well-known resident of this village, was held from St. Dominic's
church, Shortsville, this morning. Interment followed in the Catholic
cemetery in Canandaigua. McGarry was
a son of the late Charles J. and Catherine Devine McGarry. He was born
in and always lived in Shortsville. He was 52 years of age and has been
an invalid for over a year. He is survived by his widow and one little
son, James, two years of age.
Geneva Gazette 7 October 1881
Fatal Accident at Shortsville - At Shortsville, Friday evening,
occurred a sad accident which resulted in the death of James McGary
of that village. Mr. McGary had been in the office of Mr. Brown
during the evening assisting him at some writing and left just before
the arrival of the freight train which passes that station about
midnight. The train was in sight, and Mr. McGary made an attempt to
track before it passed. His foot caught between the rails in some
way and before he could extricate himself, the train struck him,
mutilating him horribly. He died Saturday morning. Mr. McGary was
a lawyer by profession, and quite an active and enthusiastic democrat.
His age was about 35 years.
From Ontario County Journal 14 June 1889
Last Tuesday afternoon John McGary, who resides in the
northern part of the town, came to the village on business, and after
indulging in intoxicants to a considerable extent, started for home
late in the evening. Early Wednesday morning his lifeless body was
found lying beside the road near the residence of H. N. Drake, north of
the village, with the lumber wagon box resting across his neck. The
team had evidently run away and McGary had fallen under the wagon box
as it turned over. The edge of the seat was resting upon his neck. The
horses were found a short distance further north where they had
apparently been checked by a collision with a telephone pole.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 27 November 1907
Naples, N. Y. - William McGary died on Wednesday, November 20th,
after a brief illness from pneumonia and heart complications. Six
months ago he came to Naples from East Bloomfield to make an extended
visit at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fanny Woodard, where he died.
One son, William, of East Bloomfield came to Naples during his illness
and on Thursday he and Mrs. Woodard accompanied the body to East
Bloomfield, where on Friday morning the funeral was held at St. Mary's
Church. Mr. McGary is survived by several children, two daughters in
Rochester, others in Michigan and one, Mrs. George Peck of Belmont, N.
From Shortsville Enterprise 20 October 1911
Farmington, N. Y. - Mrs. Clara McGavern died on Sunday morning,
October 8th, after being nearly helpless for a year. she was born in
Ireland in 1884, coming to this country with her parents, Thomas and
Catherine Dolan, in 1840. She was married to Chas. McGavern in 1865,
who was fatally injured by a fall from his wagon about nine years ago.
She is survived by two children, Miss Katherine, who has faithfully
cared for her, and one son, John C. McGavern. The funeral was held the
following Tuesday morning from the Catholic church at Macedon, Rev. M.
A. F. Holmes officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 22 November 1907
The death of William McGeary occurred on Wednesday at Naples
from heart trouble and pneumonia. The deceased was 83 years of age and
the remains were taken to East Bloomfield, where from St. Mary's church
the funeral will be held this morning. Mr. McGeary leaves ten children.
Burial St. Bridget's cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 5 September 1929
Geneva, N. Y., Sept. 4 - Mrs. Ilda L. McGee, of 730 South Main
Street, widow of James McGee, died at the Geneva General Hospital last
night. Death followed a fall suffered at the Pulteney Tea Room of which
she was proprietor, two weeks ago. A fracture of the leg was reported
at the time but later Mrs. McGee was removed to the hospital. She
leaves a daughter, Miss Edna McGee of Geneva. Funeral Friday morning.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 October 1909
Canandaigua - Mrs. Samuel McGerald passed away last night at the
home of her mother, Mrs. M. S. Durand, near Cheshire, about four miles
southwest of this village, after an illness of about two weeks. Deceased
was 77 years of age, and is survived by her husband, Rev. Samuel
McGerald; one daughter, Mrs. Merton W. Pierce, of Ridgeway, Pa., and two
sons, Arthur D. McGerald of Buffalo, and Willis McGerald of Chicago.
From Ontario County Chronicle 1 June 1904
Yesterday morning occurred the death of Mrs. Mary A. McGinnes at
Hubbel street at the age of 86 years. Mrs. McGinnes had
been in remarkably good health for a lady of her years until within a
week of her death when her physical strength gradually failed and the
end came at 2 o'clock Tuesday morning. Mrs. McGinnes was born in
Davistown, County Wexford, Ireland, and came to this country when a
girl of 25 years, making her home in New York city for several years.
For the past 25 years and after the death of her husband, Daniel
McGinnes, she resided at Niagara Falls with her oldest child, Mrs. J.
E. Devereaux, until she came to Canandaigua with Mr. and Mrs. Devereaux
two years ago. The funeral will be held Thursday at 10 a.m., at
St. Mary's church.
From Ontario County Journal 28 March 1913
The funeral services of Daniel McGinnis, aged 60 years,
whose death occurred on Monday morning, was held from the home of his
nephew, William Boylan, on Wednesday afternoon. Death was due to
malignant cancer, from which he had had been a long sufferer. Deceased
was a mason by trade, and was well-known as a professional entertainer
and dancer. He is survived by his wife, who resides in Rochester; two
sons, William and Thomas of Canandaigua; and two sisters, Mrs. Ellen
Rabb and Miss Jennie McGinnis of Rochester. Interment was in West
From Canandaigua Chronicle 27 December 1905
Mrs. Jane King McGinnis died at her home in Clark street Wednesday
afternoon after a lingering illness. Mrs. McGinnis was the widow of the
late William McGinnis and had long been a resident of this village,
being aged 73 years. She is survived by two daughters, Miss Jennie
McGinnis of this place, and Mrs. J. S. Raab of Rochester, a stepson,
Daniel McGinnis of this village, two sisters, Mrs. Ella Gilbert and
Mrs. Margaret Hoff, also of this place. The funeral services were held
Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Rev. F. P. Harrington officiating.
From Ontario County Chronicle 18 December 1901
William McGinnis, one of the best known residents of
Canandaigua, died at his home in Coy street Sunday afternoon, December
15, aged 83 years. Mr. McGinnis had been in failing health for several
years but was not dangerously ill until stricken with pneumonia a week
before his death. The deceased was for many years a prominent
contractor and builder in this village, and was a man who throughout
his long business career had the confidence and esteem of every one who
knew him. In politics he was a Democrat, and for years
served as village and town assessor. Although the township of
Canandaigua has always been strongly Republican, Mr. McGinnis was
invincible for many years. He was a lifelong member of Canandaigua
Lodge, F. & A. M., the members of which society attended the
funeral in a body. The Rev. F. G. Jewett, of the Episcopal church,
officiated and the interment was in the West Avenue cemetery. The
deceased is survived by a widow, one son, Daniel McGinnis, and
two daughters, Miss Jennie McGinnis of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Ella Raub
From Ontario County Journal 19 May 1893
Shortsville, N. Y. - Frank McGinty was taken sick last Thursday
morning and died about 3 o'clock of the same day in the afternoon. He
had been totally blind for the past four months and was a great
sufferer. The funeral services were held Saturday morning at 9:30, and
the remains taken to Clifton for interment.
From Phelps Citizen 8 January 1880
John Mcginty, son of the late Oliver Mcginty, died of brain disease, Dec. 30th, after an illness of nearly two months.
From Ontario County Journal 24 April 1891
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mr. Manasas McGinty died at his home here
evening of consumption. He had been confined to the house all winter
most of the time to his bed. The funeral was held at the Catholic
From Ontario County Journal 22 May 1885
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The community was startled last Friday
morning by the announcement that Mrs. Ellen McGlashan was
dead. She retired in usual health Thursday night. About daybreak the
family were awakened by a scream coming from her room, and before
medical aid could be summoned, she expired. The autopsy held Friday
revealed the fact that she died of paralysis of the heart, caused by
nightmare to which she was subject. The deceased was in her 53d year,
and leaves a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her loss.
She was an earnest worker in the church and Sunday school, and actively
engaged in the missionary and temperance work. Her funeral was attended
from her late residence on Sunday at 3 p.m. by
relatives and friends from Rochester, Buffalo, Canandaigua and Victor.
The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 August 1905
Mrs. Ann McGloon, seventy-three years of age, died yesterday
afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Hitchcock, of No.
195 Exchange street, after
a week's illness. The deceased was born in Ireland and came to
this country as a child where she has since resided. She is survived by
one son, John McGloon, of Chicago; three daughters, Mrs. Frank
McDonald, Mrs. Peter Hogan and Mrs. William Hitchcock, all of this
city. The funeral will take place Friday morning at 9 o'clock from St.
Francis de Sales church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 March 1904
The death of John McGloon, another of the older residents
of the city, occurred at the family home, No. 29 North street, this
morning, after an illness of less than a week. The
cause of death was pneumonia. Mr. McGloon was aged sixty-five years. He
was born in Ireland and came to this city in 1861, and has been a
resident of Geneva ever since. He is survived by his widow, one son,
Patrick E., and two daughters, Mary and Margaret, all of this city. The
funeral will be held from St. Francis de Sales church Thursday morning
at 9:30 o'clock. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 1 August 1890
The death of Patrick McGloon, one of our oldest adopted
citizens, occurred last Saturday. He was 92 years old, and had
been a resident of Geneva nearly fifty years.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 April 1907
Patrick E. McGloon, forty-two years of age, died yesterday noon
at his home, No. 47 North street. He is survived by a widow and one
sister, Mary McGloon, of this city. The funeral will take place at 9:30
o'clock from the house and at 10 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales
church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 29 December 1882
On Saturday evening last the police were informed that a drunken
man had been seen
lying on the landing at the head of the Opera House stairs. Chief
Booth, who found the man dead drunk, as he supposed, asked and received
assistance of Officer McPhillips and James Rockwell to carry him to the
street. He was there placed in a cutter and supported in the seat by
Officer McPhillips, taken to the jail. Upon
the arrival of the officer with his cadaverous prisoner, Sheriff Bacon
discovered that the man was dead, and he was immediately taken to the
rooms of O. N. Crane, undertaker. It is a grim joke on the officers,
withal a very sad affair. It appears, from the facts brought out at the
inquest held by Coroner Jewett, that the unfortunate man was Hugh
McGorry, a farmer of the town of Gorham, aged 58 years. He had
time been addicted to the use of intoxicating liquors, and his family
of a wife and several children had become scattered. He had been almost
constantly under the influence of liquor for a week before his death.
The Coroner's jury rendered a verdict that he came to his death from
natural causes, superinduced by the excessive use of alcoholic
From Ontario County Journal 11 December 1908
George Frederick McGough died at his home on Fort Hill avenue, on
Sunday, from pneumonia, aged 47 years, He had always resided in this
village and for the past few years had been employed by the Canandaigua
Gas company. He is survived by his wife, two children, one sister, Mrs.
George Clark, and two brothers, William of Rochester, and Joseph of
Traverse City, Mich. The funeral was held from the home on Wednesday
afternoon, Rev. L. L. Taylor officiating. The interment was in Woodlawn.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 January 1916
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. John McGovern occurred
early yesterday morning in the home of her daughter, Mrs. William
Tobin, in Pearl street, where she had made her home for the past three
years. She had been in poor health for several years. Mrs. McGovern was
born in Ireland 82 years ago and had lived in this country over seventy
years. Her husband died twenty-two years ago. For forty years Mrs.
McGovern lived on a farm near this village. She leaves four daughters,
Mrs. Daniel Sommers and Mrs. William Tobin of Clifton Springs; Mrs.
Walter Stapleton of Geneva; and Mrs. Joseph Moinean of Chicago, Ill;
and one son, William McGovern. The funeral will be held from St. Felix
Catholic church on Monday morning.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 May 1904
St. Francis de Sales church was well filled this morning by the
friends of the late Anna McGowan to attend the funeral at
9:30. Burial followed in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 11 February 1922
Canandaigua, Feb. 10 - The death of Mrs. Eliza Orr McGowan
occurred at her home in the town of Canandaigua early this morning
after a long period of ill health and suffering with a broken hip. Mrs.
McGowan was the wife of William McGowan and was 80 years old. She is
survived by her husband and an adopted daughter, Mrs. John Burns, of
Auburn. A son, an instructor in a Kentucky college, died some time ago.
The funeral is to be held from the Kennedy undertaking rooms Sunday
afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with Rev. E. J. Kallina, pastor of the local
Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be made in Woodlawn
From Ontario County Journal 11 November 1910
Naples, N. Y. - Many relatives and friends here sorrow over the
death of Mrs. Elizabeth McGrady, who died at Clifton Springs
on Nov. 3, aged 80 years. She was a long time resident of Naples as the
wife of Henry Robinson, and was very much esteemed. Indeed, she had
many warm friends, admirers of her good qualities. After the death here
of her husband, she married a Mr. McGrady and soon removed to
Prattsburgh, where this husband died. Then she went to Seneca Castle to
live with a daughter. By marriage to Mr. Robinson, she became aunt to
Mrs. W. L. Pottle and to the children of E. S. Lee. The burial was at
Seneca Castle, funeral services being held in the Methodist church of
which she had long been an active and devout member.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 October 1906
William McGrath, aged 50 years, died this
afternoon at one o'clock at the City Hospital. The cause of death
was typhoid fever. The remains were removed later to Devaney &
Fletcher's undertaking rooms and then taken on the 4:13 train to
the home of his brother, Thomas McGrath, No. 86 Clark street, Auburn.
Mr. McGrath has been an engineer on the Lehigh Valley Railway for the
past fifteen years and has been making his home at the Torrey Park
He is survived by three brothers, John and Thomas of Auburn, and
Michael of Union Springs.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 5 Apr 1905
Ionia, N. Y. - The funeral of Daniel McGraw was held on
Friday from his late residence at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Neville of the M.
E. church officiated. Burial at East Bloomfield. Mr. McGraw had bee a
long and patient sufferer with liver trouble and had the sympathy of
his friends and neighbors. Besides a widow to whom our sympathy is
extended, he leaves one brother and sister who reside in Rochester.
From Ontario County Journal 24 January 1879
Richmond, N. Y. - Mrs. John McGreaevy died Friday, Jan'y third,
after an illness of but one week. She was a devout Catholic, consistent
in the extreme - an affectionate mother, a faithful wife and a kind,
sympathetic neighbor. While an irreparable loss to her family and
immediate friends, she will be much missed by the whole community. The
burial was of necessity postponed until Tuesday, Jan'y seventh, when
the remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at East Bloomfield.
From Ontario County Times 10 February 1892
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Died, in Richmond, N. Y., January 30, James McGreevey, aged
68 years. Mr. McGreevey was born in Belfast, County Down, Ireland,
1824. He immigrated to this country in 1849. He married Miss F. Napier
in 1854, who died about ten years ago. The only capital Mr. McGreevey
possessed when becoming a resident of this town was good health, and an
unflinching amount of energy, which enabled him to gain a comfortable
competence for his old age. He was ill but a little time, his disease
being "LaGrippe." He leaves two sons and one daughter, James McGreevey
and Miss Anna of this town, and George McGreevey of Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Journal 14 December 1917
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Rose Ann Flanagan McGreevey passed
away at her home on Sunday morning at the advanced age of 87 years. She
was born in Killilee, Ireland, in May, 1830, and came to this country
and to the town of East Bloomfield when 19 years of age, and had since
lived here. She was married to Patrick McGreevey on Christmas day in
1852. Surviving relatives are Mary, of the family home; Rose, of
Detroit; Hugh of Mansfield, Ohio, and Will, of Deer Lick, Pa. Funeral
services were held on Wednesday at St. Bridget's church, Rev. P. A.
From Ontario County Times 7 September 1887
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Mr. John McGreevy died quite suddenly
at his home in this place, Saturday, September 2d. He had been out of
health for some time, but his death was quite sudden at last, as he had
been about as usual up to that time. His funeral will be held today
from the Catholic Church at East Bloomfield.
From Ontario County Chronicle 17 February 1904
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - On Wednesday afternoon the body of Thomas
was brought to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Patrick McGreevy, residing upon Michigan street. Mr. McGreevy had been
employed at Springfield, Mass., and had died very suddenly as the last
that was heard from him he was in good health. Besides his parents the
deceased is survived by one son, Edward, of Rochester; one daughter,
Bessie, of Guelph, Canada; three brothers, William of Waynesport, Pa.;
Hugh of Seneca Falls; and Patrick of Springfield, Ohio; two sisters,
Rose of Boston, Mass., and Mary, who resides here. The funeral was held
Thursday morning from St. Bridget's church, Rev. P. A. Neville
From Geneva Courier 25 June 1879
John McGregor died at his home on West Castle street,
23rd inst. Mr. McGregor during the years of his active business
life was engaged as a tanner and currier, and our older citizens will
recall his establishment which was situated in the gully and on the
banks of Castle Creek in rear of his residence. By diligence and
economy he acquired a competence ample for his wants, and twelve or
fifteen years since retired from business. Mr. McGregor was a
Scotchman by birth, honest and upright in his dealings, and was a good
citizen. In his death the Reformed church loses another of its
Mr. McGregor had been in failing health for a year past, but was
confined to the
house only about four weeks. His age was 82 years. The
funeral took place from his late residence this morning. Rev. Mr.
Oppie being absent from home Rev Dr. Nelson, of the First Presbyterian
church, officiated. A wife, but no children survive him.
The interment was made at the
Pulteney street cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 5 January 1917
The death of Mrs. Margaret McGregor, aged 59 years, formerly
of Canandaigua, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. J.
O'Brien, at Seneca Falls on Friday. Besides her daughter, she leaves
four sisters, the Misses Catherine and Ann Murphy and Mrs. Alice Lacey,
of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Bridget Fluskey of Detroit, Mich. The funeral
services were held on Monday. Interment was at Calvary cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 3 October 1890
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - On Friday, Sept. 26, occurred the
death of Robert McGregor, one of the oldest residents in town.
was 94 years. Funeral services were held at his late residence, on
at 3 o'clock p.m., Rev. P. M. Harman officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 November 1897
The funeral of Mrs. Charles McGuigan, aged 55 years, who died
at her home on Pre-emption road yesterday morning at 9:40
o'clock, west of this city, will be held from St. Francis de Sales
Monday morning at 9 o'clock. The deceased is survived by her husband,
six sons, Charles, Frank, James, George, Edward and Lewis; and three
daughters, Mary, Martha, and Catharine. The deceased was born in
coming to this country when she was 8 years old, and living in Geneva
ever since. Mrs. McGuigan seemed to realize that she was about to die
and made her funeral arrangements herself and chose her pall bearers.
She will be mourned by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. Burial
From Geneva Daily
Times 11 October 1895
William McGuigan died at his home on West Avenue last evening at 6
o'clock. The cause of death was consumption. The deceased was 28 years
of age and leaves a wife and one child. He had been ailing for a long
time and early in the summer went to Salt Lake City, Utah, in hopes of
regaining his health. But the seeds of the dread disease had taken root
too firmly and he returned several weeks
ago none the better for his trip. His death will be sincerely regretted
by a large circle of friends and acquaintances by whom he
was held in high esteem. The funeral will be held Monday morning at
9 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales church.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 16 March 1909
Phelps, March 15 - The death of Mrs. Felix McGuire occurred
Saturday morning at her home on South Wayne street, following an illness
of several weeks. Mrs. McGuire was a native of Ireland and was born in
County Galway sixty-seven years ago. She came to this country in early
youth and for the past forty-nine years had made her home in Phelps.
Surviving relatives are her husband, one son, William McGuire and one
daughter, Mrs. David Keleher, all of Phelps.
From Phelps Citizen 26 January 1911
Felix McGuire died at his home on South Wayne street Sunday morning
following an illness of influenza. Mr. McGuire was born in County
Fermora, Ireland, July 1st 1840, and came to this country when a young
man, locating in this town where he has since resided, surrounded by a
host of friends. He is survived by one son, William McGuire; also a
daughter, Mrs. David Kelleher, with whom he resided. The funeral
services were held in St. Francis church yesterday morning and
interment was made in St. Francis cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 October 1904
Mrs. James McGuire, thirty-five years of age, died at 9:30 o'clock
last night at the home of her sister, Mrs. W. H. Riley of No. 42 John
street. The deceased, whose home is in Seneca Falls, came to visit her
sister Sunday. In the evening she was taken with acute stomach trouble,
which resulted in her death. The deceased was born in this city and
lived here until she was married seven years ago. Besides her husband
she is survived by a son, daughter, two brothers, John and D. F.
Murphy; two sisters, Mrs. W. H. Riley and Mrs. T. C. Campbell, all of
this city. The funeral will take place at 9 o'clock Friday morning from
St. Francis de
Sales church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 January 1911
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Phillip McGuire, a resident
of the village of Phelps for the past half century, occurred Sunday
night at his home on South Wayne street. His death was due to a general
breaking down of the system. Mr. McGuire was born in County Fermore,
Ireland, and came to this country at an early age. His wife died two
years ago. Surviving relatives are a son, William McGuire, and
daughter, Mrs. David Keleher, both of this place. The funeral will be
held at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at St. Francis Catholic church and
the services will be conducted by the pastor, Rev. M. LT. Madden.
Burial will be at the Phelps cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 December 1920
Mrs. Delphine McGuirl, widow of the late Hugh McGuirl, of No. 102
East North Street, died last night at the Geneva City Hospital, where
she was taken Thursday night for an operation. Mrs. McGuirl leaves two
daughters, Misses Minnie J. and Florence F. McGuirl, and four sons,
William P. McGuirl, E. Herbert McGuirl, supervisor of the third
supervisor district, Thomas B. McGuirl and Lawrence J. McGuirl of this
city; two sisters, Mrs. Albert Webster of this city and Mrs. Louis
Martineau of Valley Field, Quebec, Canada; and two brothers, Joseph
Sawyer of Buffalo and Alexander Sawyer of Salem, Mass. Mrs. McGuirl was
a member of the Rosary society of St. Francis de Sales church. The
funeral will be held Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock at her home and at
9 o'clock at St. Francis deSales church, Burial will be made in
From Geneva Daily Times 11 April 1912
Hugh McGuirl, aged 67 years, died at his home, No. 102 East North
street, at 5:30 o'clock last evening after an illness of several weeks
with heart disease. Mr. McGuirl had been connected with the Health
Department of the city for the past twelve years. In 1900 he was
appointed by Mayor A. H. Herendeen as commissioner of the Board of
Health and was reappointed by Mayor Licht in 1905 and by Mayor O'Malley
in 1910. He was president of the Board four years, in 1900, in 1901,
1907 and in 1911, serving from May to October 1911, when he resigned
and was appointed by the board as health inspector, which position he
held at the time of his death. The deceased was a member of Ark Lodge,
F. & A. M., and was a charter member of the Iron Moulders Union No.
109. He leaves his widow; four sons, William, Hugh, Jr., Thomas M. and
Lawrence J; two daughters, Minnie and Florence; three brothers, John of
Moosomin, Canada; Thomas of Ottawa; Miles J. of Detroit; three sisters,
Mrs. Henry Smith of Kingston, Canada, Mrs. Joseph Kilpatrick of
Moosomin, Canada, and Mrs. Herbert Burnett of Watertown.
From Caledonia Advertiser 8 October 1925
Mrs. Margaret McGurk died
at her home in Shortsville on Monday, October 5, 1925, aged 41 years.
Mrs. McGurk was born in Fingal, Canada, a daughter of Anthony and
Margaret McDearmed Scott. The death of her parents took place when she
was five years of age. At that time, a relative of theirs, Miss Margaret
McNaughton of this village adopted the little girl and she took the
name of McNaughton. Her early life was spent here and her marriage to
James McGurk also took place here, where they lived until their removal
to Shortsville about thirty years ago. Mrs. McGurk had many friends who
regret her passing. Death was caused by rheumatism and heart disease.
She leaves her husband, James McGurk of Bellington, Wash.; three
daughters, Mrs. Leon B. Beach of East Rochester, Mrs. C. A. Bishop of
Cleveland, O., and Mrs. Karl A. Piper of Alhambra, Calif.; six sons,
James F. and George McGurk of Shortsville, and Ralph K. and O. Scott of
East Rochester; Robert and Donald McGurk; five grand-children. Burial in
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