"McH" through "McL" Obituaries
From Geneva Daily Times 28 October 1918
Mrs. Leula A. McHale, wife of William M. McHale of William street
died yesterday morning at the Geneva City Hospital of influenza.
Besides her husband, she leaves three children: her father, Anthony
O'Connell of Syracuse; one sister, Miss Eva O'Connell and one brother,
both of Syracuse. The body was sent to Syracuse last night to the home
of her father from which place the funeral will be held Wednesday
From Ontario County Journal 4 March 1898
Honeoye, N. Y. - On Thursday occurred the funeral of Mrs.
McIlvaine, who died very suddenly on Tuesday, Feb. 22, in the
89th year of her age, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eliza Drain.
Rev. Mr. Day officiated.
From Ontario County Journal 18 March 1898
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - James McInerney, an old and respected
resident of this place, passed quietly away after a long illness on
Wednesday morning. The deceased, who was in his 84th year, was born in
Ireland, and came to this country 48 years ago. He had lived in this
town 46 years. He leaves five children, three sons and two daughters,
P. H. McInerney of Oil City, Pa.; C. M. McInerney of Rochester; Mrs.
North of Buffalo; and Miss Kittie T. and John of this place. The
funeral will be held this Friday morning at St. Joseph's church, Rev.
Simon FitzSimons officiating, with interment at Lima.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 14 November 1933
Canandaigua, N. Y., Nov. 13 - Mrs. Julia Owens McIntosh, of West
Gibson street, died Sunday following a weeks' illness with
pneumonia. She was the widow of Charles McIntosh and was born in
Bristol. For nearly 10 years she had been employed as cook at the local
hospital. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Clarence Crissey of this city;
a brother and two sisters, Robert Owens of Canandaigua, Mrs. Susan Day
of Bristol Center and Mrs.
May Brooks of Lyons. Funeral services will be held from the daughter's
home in West Gibson street Tuesday at 2 o'clock with burial in
Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol.
From Ontario County Journal 17 December 1915
Stanley, N. Y. - Raymond McIntosh, of Geneva, was instantly killed
on the Middlesex division of the Lehigh Valley on Monday morning at
this place not far from the station, while he was assisting the crew of
his train in shifting freight cars. He is survived by his wife and a
year-old daughter; also his father, William McIntosh. How the accident
happened is not entirely known, but the theory is that while uncoupling
a car, McIntosh slipped on the snow and fell in front of the car, which
passed over the body and
practically cut in two. Coroner George S. Flint of Flint was called and
the body was taken to his home in Geneva. Burial in Glenwood cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 14 October 1903
Mrs. Andrew McIntyre died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Isabel
Rossiter, in Elmira Thursday evening, October 6, aged 76 years. She
resided in Gorham street, this village, and was visiting her daughter
at the time of her death. The surviving members of the family are four
daughters, Mrs. Rossiter, and Mrs. James Mahoney and Misses Mary and
Annie McIntyre, of this village, and two sons, Night Watchman Andrew
McIntyre and William McIntyre. The remains were brought to her late
home and the funeral was held from St. Mary's church Friday morning.
From Geneva Advertiser 16 June 1903
Mrs. Annie Fish McIntyre, wife of Chas. McIntyre, and daughter of
the late John Fish, died at her home in the town of Geneva, June 6, the
funeral occurring on
the 9th, with interment in Powers' Cemetery, leaving her
husband and three children, Mrs. Edward McKelvie, Jennie Belle and John
S. McIntyre, all of the town of Geneva, to mourn her.
From Geneva Gazette 4 December 1896
Charles McIntyre, of Canandaigua, was fatally injured by the cars
on the Lehigh Valley road, at Towanda, Pa., Sunday, and died a few
From Geneva Daily Times 14 November 1908
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Yesterday afternoon, at about 1 o'clock,
at the family home on Wells street, occurred the death of one of the
old and well-known residents of this village, when Daniel McIntyre died.
McIntyre had been feeling poorly since election day, when he caught
cold, but he had been on the street several times since that date, and
was only confined to his home a few days. The direct cause of death was
bronchitis and heart complications. Mr. McIntyre was aged 77 years, and
had spent the most of his life in this village, and vicinity, having
for many years occupied a farm about mile mile north of this village,
but about three years ago he retired from farming, sold his property
and removed to the home on Church street, where his death occurred. He
is survived by a wife, and one son, William, who resides in North
Dakota. The deceased was a member of Sincerity Lodge, F. & A. M.,
of Phelps, and also belonged to the Masonic Club of this village.
From Ontario County Journal 3 October 1902
Mrs. Eliza McIntyre, of this village, was found dead in bed on
Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Lynch, in Rochester,
where she had been visiting for a week. A heart affection caused death.
The deceased was 72 years of age, and had been a resident of this place
many years. She is survived by 10 children, Mrs. Lynch of Rochester,
and Mrs. Edward Barry, Mrs. T. C. Kelly, Mrs. Agnes Egan, Mrs. Clinton
Demund, Mrs. A. Cornell, and William J., Joseph,
Patrick J. and Edward, all of Canandaigua. Thirty-four grandchildren
survive. The funeral services will be held at St. Mary's church at 9
o'clock this morning, Rev. Father Mulhern of Auburn, a nephew of the
deceased, will be celebrant; Rev. Father Donnelly of Victor, also a
nephew, will be deacon; Rev. James T. Dougherty, master of ceremonies,
and Rev. Father Neville of East Bloomfield, sub-deacon.
From Ontario County Journal 2 May 1919
Gorham, N. Y. - The death of James McIntyre took place
suddenly at his home near this village, on April 24, when he was
discovered dead on the floor. The deceased had been blind for a number
of years. He was the son of the late
Nelson and Ann McIntyre, and the last surviving member of the family.
He is survived by two sons, Merle, of Gorham, and Ray, of Buffalo.
Funeral was held from the home on Saturday and burial was in the local
From Ontario County Journal 3 August 1917
The death of Mrs. Jane Shanley McIntyre, occurred at her
home on Park avenue on Tuesday, following an illness of several months,
Besides her husband she leaves three daughters, Miss Marie McIntyre of
Rochester, Misses Alma and Corrinne of Canandaigua; and one son, William
McIntyre of Canandaigua; also a sister, Mrs. Catherine Cunningham of
Rochester. The funeral services will be held at St. Mary's church
today. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre cemetery, Rochester.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 12 December 1906
Stanley, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary E. McIntyre, wife of James McIntyre,
died at her home in Gorham, Tuesday, Dec. 4, of a complication of
typhoid fever and pneumonia, after an illness of about three weeks
duration. Mrs. McIntyre was a well-known and highly respected member of
the Gorham Methodist church. Her husband and three sons survive, also
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sutor of Stanley; three brothers, Harry
Sutor, Jr., of Italy, John and Leonard Sutor; and one sister, Mrs.
William Swarthout of Stanley. The funeral was held from the M. E.
church at Gorham, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Edward Jarvis
preached the sermon.
From Geneva Daily
Times 13 September 1904
Gorham, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Nelson McIntyre occurred
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lewis Marlow, at Rochester, Friday.
The funeral was held at the home of her son, James McIntyre, of Gorham,
Sunday afternoon. She was eighty-two years of age and leaves an aged
husband, one son and one daughter. She had been a resident of this
village for many years.
From Ontario County Chronicle 4 December 1901
Patrick McIntyre, a lifelong resident of Canandaigua, died at
his home, No. 9 Ontario street, on Wednesday, November 27, aged 82
years. He had been ill for almost a year, his death resulting from a
general breaking down of his health, due to his advanced age. The
funeral was held from St. Mary's church Saturday morning, when the
solemn requiem high mass was said. Rev. William Mulkeron, a nephew of
the deceased, of Auburn, officiated as celebrant; Rev. Jas. T.
Dougherty, deacon; and Rev. Father Neville, sub-deacon. Besides his
wife, he is survived by four sons and six daughters, William, Joseph,
Edward, Peter, Mrs. Edward Barry, Mrs. Cornell, Mrs. Agnes Egan, Mrs.
John Lynch, and Mrs. Thomas Kelly, Mrs. C. Demond.
From Canandaigua Daily Messenger 31 May 1930
Funeral services for Peter McIntyre, aged 59 years, who died
at his home in Coonsville, Town of Manchester, late Thursday, will be
held from the Ahrens and Breen Funeral Home in N. Main St., Monday at
8:30 o'clock, and from St. Mary's church at 9 o'clock. Interment in
Calvary Cemetery. Deceased leaves on son, John (Jesse) McIntyre of
Rochester; and five sisters, Mrs. Ellen DeMond of Canandaigua, Mrs.
Catherine Hughes, Mrs. Millie Lynch, Mrs. Agnes Egan and Mrs. Mary
Kelly, all of Rochester.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 February 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Yesterday morning occurred the death of Thomas
a well-known resident of the town of Canandaigua, from
pneumonia. He was aged about 80 years and had lived in Canandaigua over
sixty years. Up till a short time ago he was employed as carpenter at
the McKechnie Brewery, where he had worked for over thirty-five years.
Two sons and four daughters survive.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 20 February 1907
Monday morning at his home, about four miles north of the village,
occurred the death of Thomas McIntyre, aged nearly 77 years,
death being due to pneumonia with which he had been ill but a short
time. Mr. McIntyre had for the past few years lived on the farm where
his death occurred but was formerly a resident of the village of
Canandaigua. He was born in the town of Ballyshannon, County Donegal,
Ireland, in 1830. He was married in 1851 to Miss Helen McNeilly, a
sister of former Postmaster McNeilly of Canandaigua, and they were the
parents of fourteen children of whom seven are dead and seven living.
Mrs. McIntyre died in 1892. The surviving children are five daughters,
the Misses Mary and Jane McIntyre, Mrs. Thomas McIntyre and Mrs. James
Pfenninger, all of whom reside in this vicinity; and Mrs. William Ryan
of Ovid; and two sons, Andrew and Bruce McIntyre also of Canandaigua.
Mr. McIntyre was well-known in this vicinity where he lived for many
years and was universally respected. The funeral will be held this
morning at 10 o'clock from St. Mary's church with interment in Cavalry
From Ontario County Journal 7 February 1913
Death came suddenly to William E. McIntyre, aged 58 years,
of Charlotte street, soon after midnight on Tuesday. At about 7:30
Tuesday evening, while at his work in the Lisk factory, he was stricken
with paralysis. He was removed to his home and Dr. P. M. Donovan was
called. He remained unconscious until a few minutes past midnight when
he died. His sudden death was a severe shock to his family and friends.
There survive his wife, one
daughter, Miss Frances McIntyre; two sons, Albert and Edward McIntyre;
two brothers, John of Geneva, and Edward of Canandaigua; two sisters,
Mrs. Mary Wentworth of Boston, Mass., and Mrs. Patrick Murphy, of this
village. Funeral services will be held this morning and interment will
be in Calvary cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 26 April 1918
The death of William J. McIntyre, aged 60 years, occurred at
his home on Park avenue on Sunday, following a stroke of paralysis
which he suffered on Friday. He is survived by one son, William
McIntyre, of Canandaigua; three daughters, Misses Marie McIntyre of
Rochester, and Alma and Corrine McIntyre of Canandaigua; three
brothers, Joseph and Edward
McIntyre, of Canandaigua, and Peter McIntyre of Pittsburgh, Pa.; six
sisters, Mrs. Clinton Demond and Mrs. Edward Barry of Canandaigua; Mrs.
Edward Hughes of Toronto, Ont.; Mrs. John Lynch, Mrs. Thomas Kelly and
Mrs. Agnes Egan, of Rochester. His wife, Mrs. Jane Shanley McIntyre,
passed away on July 31, 1917. The funeral services were held at St.
Mary's church yesterday morning. Interment was in Holy Sepulchre
cemetery at Rochester.
From Ontario County Times 3 July 1889
Last Thursday morning William T. McIntyre, of East
Bloomfield, was run over and killed by the "Peanut" passenger train,
near the residence of Peter McMillan, north of this village. McIntyre
was seen in Canandaigua on Wednesday evening, and it generally supposed
that he had started to walk home from the village, as was his custom,
and becoming weary, he lay down between the rails and fell asleep. He
was 27 years old and unmarried.
From Ontario County Journal 22 June 1894
Mrs. Janet McJannett died at the home of her son, J. Alex.
McJannett, in this town, last Sunday, June 17, aged 79 years. She had
been a resident of the town since 1840, when, with her husband, the
late David McJannett, she came from Scotland. She was the mother of
eight children, six of whom survive her. They are Robert M. of Naples;
James P., J. Alex. and Margaret McJannett, and Mrs. H. H. Outhouse of
Canandaigua, and Mrs. H. D. Adams of Honeoye. The funeral was held
Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 December 1901
William R. McKane died at the family residence, on the Castle
road, at 9 o'clock this morning, aged 75 years. Mr. McKane had
been ill several weeks. He was one of the best known farmers in
this section. Mr. McKane owned a large stock farm and during his
lifetime amassed a considerable fortune. The deceased is survived
by one son living at home, and a daughter, Mrs. L. M. Page, of the
Waterloo road. The funeral arrangements are not yet completed.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 March 1928
Following an illness of several years, occurred the death yesterday of Mrs. Edith Van Dusen McKay at
her home on Pre-Emption Road. Mrs. McKay was 71 years old. She was born
in Macedon, N. Y., in 1856 and had live in Geneva since 1871.
The survivors are two sons and three daughters, Cecil McKay, Willard
McKay, Miss Marguerite McKay and Miss Christine McKay, all of Geneva;
and Miss Mildred McKay of New York City; also a sister, Mrs. Guido H.
Marx of Palo Alto, California. The funeral, which will be strictly
private, will be held from the home on Thursday afternoon. Dr. George
C. Raner of Akron, Ohio, a former resident of this city, will officiate.
From Geneva Gazette 2 July 1817
Died, in this village, on Monday last, the 30th ult., in the 79th
year of her age, Mrs. Jennet McKay, widow of Robert McKay,
deceased. She was a native of Sutherlandshire, in Scotland, came into
the United States in the year 1773, was left a widow in the year 1785.
She had been a
professor of the religion of Christ about 57 years; and, for a number
of the last years of her life, a member of the Presbyterian Church in
this village. She died, as she had lived, in the exercise of "faith,
hope and charity." She had a strong, discriminating mind, was exemplary
in her daily walk, zealous and active in her endeavors to build up the
kingdom of her Redeemer, and was universally esteemed and beloved by
those who knew her. She has left eight children, and a large circle of
other friends to lament her loss.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 4 March 1895
John McKay, of Geneva, died last Saturday of heart failure
resulting from an attack of the grip, aged 81 years. Mr. McKay was born
in Scotland and came to this country in 1838, since which time the most
of his life had been spent in Geneva. For many years he was engaged in
the lumber business. He is survived by one daughter, Miss Janet S.
McKay; a brother, George, residing in Minneapolis; and a sister, Mrs.
Morris, of Syracuse.
From Ontario County Journal 21 February 1919
The death of Mrs. Richard McKay, aged 66 years, west lake
road, occurred at Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, following a long
illness. She leaves, besides her husband, one son, Edward G. McKay of
Canandaigua; four sisters, Mrs. Michael Foley, Mrs. Michael Doyle, Mrs.
Bernard Meath of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Norman
Margaret of Rochester; and four brothers, Dennis Finnerty of
Canandaigua, Matthew Finnerty of Rochester, Patrick Finnerty of
Buffalo, and John Finnerty of Seattle, Wash. Funeral services were held
at St. Mary's church yesterday. Interment was in Calvary cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 2 February 1883
Alexander McKechnie, of the well-known firm of J. & A.
McKechnie, of Canandaigua, died Sunday morning, in the 62d year of his
age. He was born in Scotland, and, coming to this country when a boy,
settled in the town of Greece in Monroe county. Many years ago, in
company with his brother, he managed the old stone brewery on Lake
avenue, Rochester. The brothers afterward removed to Canandaigua, where
their brewing business increased to vast proportions and the firm and
their sales became known throughout all parts of the state. He had also
been engaged in banking, farming and hop raising.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 May 1908
Canandaigua, N. Y. - The funeral of Andrew McKechnie, whose
was reported in The Times yesterday, is to take place from the
residence this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Rev. H. L. Gaylord of St.
John's church will conduct the services which will be public. Mr.
McKechnie left his books and papers in perfect order, and this fact
leads the family to believe his rash act had been premeditated for some
From Ontario County Journal 4 October 1901
Mrs. Eunice Cameron, widow of Andrew McKechnie, died at her
home on Howell street in this village on Friday night, aged 71 years.
Deceased had been a resident of Canandaigua for about 50
years. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal church for many years.
A faithful wife and a devoted mother, it was in her home life that she
found her greatest pleasure. There, and among the acquaintances who
knew her best, her death leaves a place that cannot be filled. There
survive her one sister, Mrs. M. S. Putnam of Norfolk, Va.; one
daughter, Mrs. William S. McKechnie; and two sons, Andrew and Stuart C.
McKechnie, of this village. The funeral services were held on Monday
afternoon, Rev. Mr. Keorton of Trinity church, Geneva, officiating.
Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 23 August 1889
Last Friday evening about 9 o'clock occurred the sudden death
of George W. McKechnie, son of the late Alexander McKechnie,
at his home on upper Main Street. Up to the moment of his death he had
been in his usual health, having attended to his duties at the
brewery during the day, and was apparently in as good spirits as ever.
He had been in consultation with his foreman, Mr. Wilson, and the
was starting to leave. He bade Mr. McKechnie good night, and no
being made, Mrs. McKechnie addressing her husband said, "George, didn't
you hear Mr. Wilson say good night?" No answer was given, and soon the
terrible explanation of his silence was revealed to her by the death
that stole over his countenance. He did not hear because death had
silently, and without warning, entered the happy home and claimed him
for its own. He could not hear because he had peacefully and painlessly
dropped into that sleep from which there is no awakening this side of
eternity. The deceased was the second son of the late Alexander
McKechnie, and a partner in the J. and A. McKechnie Brewing Co. He was
popular with his employees, and with his acquaintances generally. From
1880 to 1884 he held the office of village trustee, and had been for
years foreman of Ontario Hose Co. No. 3. He was about thirty-six years
old, and leaves a wife and three children. Funeral services were held
at the late residence of the deceased, and were largely attended.
Ontario Hose Co. No. 3, and representatives of other companies of the
fire department, with the employees of McKechnie Brewing Co., attended
in a body.
From Ontario County Journal 9 August 1878
SUICIDE OF JAMES McKECHNIE - Our villagers were startled by the
announcement early Wednesday evening that James McKechnie had
by shooting himself through the head. He had been out of business
for some weeks past, having formerly been engaged with his brother,
William S., in a grocery store at the
upper end of Main street. He had been over to the store of his
brother William's on an errand about six o'clock and went
home a little later; ate his supper and then proceeded to his
room upstairs. Presently his wife heard the report of a pistol and
hurried out upon the street to ascertain where it was,
but seeing no one with firearms in hand she returned, went
upstairs and was horrified to find that her husband had shot himself.
She immediately notified Mr. Harrington, who was passing at the time.
He went up to the room and found Mr. McKechnie lying on the bed with a
bullet hole through his head. On examination it was found that the
bullet had entered at the left ear and passed out near the right ear,
death ensuing almost instantly. The deceased
was a nephew of Messrs. J. & A. McKechnie, the well-known brewers
of this place. He was about 34 years of age. A wife and
child survive him. The suicide was committed about seven o'clock
in the evening. The cause of this shocking deed seems to have been
depression growing out of business relations or perplexities, but no
appears to have been assigned by deceased. It is a sad ending of
life, startling to acquaintances and shocking to immediate friends and
From Ontario County Journal 13 September 1889
Mr. James McKechnie died at his residence on Main street
at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. His age was about 75 years. Mr.
McKechnie has been an invalid and confined to his house for several
months, his health and strength gradually failing. He was sitting in
his chair yesterday afternoon and passed away quietly and without pain
or indication that the end was so near. He has been an active business
man in our midst for many years, respected by all, and he will be
greatly missed. He leaves a wife but
no children. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 14 September 1900
The death of Mrs. Jane McKechnie, wife of the late Robert
McKechnie, occurred at her home on Main street on Wednesday morning,
after an illness caused by heart trouble. She was 73 years of age and
had been a resident of this village for over 30 years. She leaves a
son, John McKechnie, and a daughter, Miss Mary McKechnie, both of this
village. The funeral will be held from the home this afternoon at 3:30
o'clock, Rev. C. J. Clausen officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 6 January 1899
On Tuesday evening, Mrs. Jessie Wilson McKechnie, wife of
the late Alexander McKechnie, died at her home on Main street. Mrs.
McKechnie had been an invalid for nearly five years, having suffered
from a stroke of apoplexy. Last week she became a victim of la grippe,
and her weakened condition succumbed rapidly to the attack. Mrs.
McKechnie was born in Dalkeith, Scotland, October 13, 1823. She leaves
four children, Mrs. Joseph W. Swain of Philadelphia, Mrs. H. Lawrence
Howe, John D. McKechnie and Frederick A. McKechnie. The funeral
services will be held at her late residence this afternoon at 2 o'clock.
From Ontario County Chronicle 20 November 1901
Mrs. Mary McKechnie, widow of the late James McKechnie, died at
the family residence in Upper Main street, on Wednesday afternoon,
November 13, aged 80 years. Mrs. McKechnie suffered a stroke of
apoplexy on Sunday previous, which caused her death. The deceased was
the last of what were known as the older McKechnies in Canandaigua. She
is survived by the following nephews and nieces: John A., Andrew, John
D., William S., Stuart C., Fred A. McKechnie and J. Edward Dayton,
nephews; Louis Sayer, grand nephew;
Mrs. Alinda McKechnie, Miss Mary McKechnie, Mrs. Isabella A. Howe, of
Canandaigua; Mrs. Jessie Swain, Philadelphia, Mrs. Margaret Watson, St.
nieces; Mrs. Maud Bull, Parmenton, Pa.; Misses Isabella, Jeanette and
McKechnie, Canandaigua, grand nieces. The funeral was held Friday
the Rev. John S. Bacon, officiating. The interment was in Woodlawn
From Ontario County Times 9 May 1877
Mrs. Elizabeth McKee, widow of Robert McKee, died in the Ontario
County Poor House on Thursday of last week, the 3d instant. She was
eighty-three years of age and had been an inmate of the institution in
which she breathed her last for nearly thirty years. Her husband served
as a soldier in the American army during the war of 1812, and she was
therefore entitled to a pension from the government. She had not,
however, understood this until lately when an application was made in
her behalf by Mr. Coe, the well-known agent in this village. The claim
was allowed only a few days before her death, there being nearly $600
her due. She had not received it when she died. It is to be regretted
that she did not live to enjoy the benefits of the pension for it would
have made her comparatively independent.
From Ontario County 26 January 1883
Naples, N. Y. - The funeral of Mr. Charles McKellor, who
died in Victor on Friday, Jan. 12, was held in the Presbyterian church
here on the following Sunday, and his remains were buried in Rose Ridge
Cemetery. Mr. McKellor had a great many friends here, acquired during
his residence in the town for many years. His wife was Miss Delia
Hamlin of this village.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 February 1909
Mrs. Lydia McKelvie died this morning at 10 o'clock. She was 77
years old. Two sons, Willard G. and Edward McKelvie; two daughters,
Mrs. William P. Scoon of Seneca and Miss Lillie McKelvie of the Town of
Geneva, and one brother, Anthony Jackson, survive. Burial Brookside
From Geneva Daily Times 28 December 1942
Mrs. Susie E. McKelvie, widow of the late William H. McKelvie, died
at her home at 38 Folger street this morning after a brief illness. She
is survived by three sons, Frank Lewis, of Buffalo; Elwyn Lewis of
Sodus; and Richard at home. four daughters, Mrs. E. R. Benson of
Syracuse; Mrs. D. S. Moore of Snyder; and Miss Joy Lewis and Miss
Lillian McKelvie, at home.
Private funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock from the Bennett Funeral Home, 207 Genesee street, Rev.
Frederick L. Harper, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will
officiate, and interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Naples Record 1 December 1877
Thomas McKelvie, a respectable citizen of this town, died from the
effects of a paralytic stroke the 11 inst., aged 63 years; funeral
services were held on Tuesday following at the Presbyterian church, the
Rev. N. S. Lownie officiating
From Geneva Gazette 10 January 1896
William B. McKelvie, an old and highly respected citizen of
Seneca, died at his home near Billsborough, in the 77th year of his
age. He was twice married, and leaves surviving him one daughter
by his first wife, and two sons and two daughters by his second wife.
His funeral took place yesterday, Rev. A. B. Temple officiating.
Interment in Seneca.
From Geneva Advertiser 5 May 1903
William G. McKelvie, a well-known farmer of the town of Geneva,
dies last Thursday afternoon, April 30th, aged 72 years. Few men were
better known than he, nor more highly respected by his neighbors. He is
survived by his widow and five children, Chas. W. of Iowa, William G.
and Edward of Geneva, Mrs. W. T. Scoon and Miss Lillie A.
McKelvie of Geneva.
From Geneva Daily Times 31 March 1909
Phelps, N. Y. - Elizabeth McKenna, widow of the late Bernard
McKenna, died Monday night at her home on Pleasant street. She had been
in failing health due to infirmities of advanced years for several
months. Mrs. McKenna was born in Ireland 71 years ago and came to this
country in her early youth. She resided for a few years at Rochester
and Penn Yan and at the time of her marriage, 49 years ago, came to
Phelps where she has since made her home. Near surviving relatives are
two daughters, Miss Mary McKenna of Rochester and Mrs. Rose Bolger of
Phelps, one son, Joseph F. McKenna of Geneva; and one sister, Ann
McKenna, of this place. The funeral will take place Thursday morning at
St. Francis Catholic church.
From Ontario County Journal 2 April 1909
Mrs. Rose McKenna, who died in Phelps on Tuesday and who was
buried in Calvary cemetery on Thursday morning was a sister-in-law of
Rev. Joseph McKenna, pastor of St. Mary's church here from 1862 to
From Geneva Daily Times 21 July 1914
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Thomas McKenna, a well-known farmer
residing in Hopewell, a few miles east of this city, died suddenly
yesterday morning, aged 72 years. Mr. McKenna had been in rather feeble
health for some time but was feeling as well as usual yesterday
morning. A few minutes after arising he was stricken and died very
soon. Mr. McKenna was born in Rochester
but had resided in Hopewell for many years. He leaves his wife; a son,
William McKenna of Canandaigua; and three daughters, Miss Mary McKenna
of New York, Mrs. Charles Van Vooren of Canandaigua, and Miss Anna
McKenna, a public school teacher in Canandaigua. The latter started
Sunday for a vacation trip to Pennsylvania but was summoned home. The
funeral will be held from St. Mary's Church tomorrow morning at 10
From Ontario County Journal 21 June 1912
The death of James McKinney, of Bristol Center, occurred at
his home on Wednesday night, aged 80 years. Besides his wife, he leaves
three daughters, Misses Elizabeth and Agnes McKinney of Bristol Center,
and Mrs. Bartholomew Helfer of Bristol Springs; and one son, James of
Fairport. The funeral will be held at St. Mary's church at 9:30 o'clock tomorrow morning. Interment will be in Calvary cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 23 July 1915
After a long illness, Mrs. Katherine McKinney passed away at
her home in Bristol Center on Sunday evening. She was the eldest child
born to John and Mary Logan of Bristol, and is survived by four
children, James, of Fairport; Mrs. Bartholomew Helfer of Bristol
Springs; Misses Agnes and Libbie McKinney of Bristol. two sisters, Mrs.
Mary Acheson of Bristol, and Miss Jennie Logan of Canandaigua. Deceased
was 73 years old, and since
her marriage to James McKinney had lived at the Center. The funeral was
held from St. Mary's church at Canandaigua on Wednesday morning.
From Ontario County Journal 7 August 1891
Hopewell, N. Y. - (At three o'clock the same day - Tuesday
there was buried in the same cemetery - Sand Hill - a man of
same age - 78 years old , ) the Rev. Porter McKinstry, who
for so long a time pastor of the M. E. church in Hopewell and Emory
He died suddenly Saturday morning at his sons residence in Penfield,
brought here and buried by the side of his faithful wife who died while
lived here. Her grave was covered with flowers as well as his by
friends, and it will be a long time ere they are forgotten. He was at
time presiding elder and always an excellent preacher and model man.
From Ontario County Chronicle 23 January 1901
Manchester, N. Y. - Mrs. Eliza McKnutt, widow of the late Isaac
McKnutt, died at the home of her son, Frank, in Farmington, of
pneumonia on Sunday of last week in the 56th
year of her age. The funeral was held from her late home on Wednesday
afternoon. Rev. F. H. Adams, of Palmyra, officiating. The deceased is
survived by a son and two daughters, besides a large circle of friends
who mourn her death.
From Geneva Gazette 9 September 1898
Mrs. Anne McKuen Dead - Mrs. Anne McKuen, who resided at No. 14
Pine street, died on Saturday afternoon last. Mrs. McKuen was 78 years
of age, and is survived by two sons, William John, and Peter, and two
daughters, Mrs. Anna Yeackle and Jessie McKuen. The funeral took
Tuesday morning from St. Francis de Sales Church and was largely
From Ontario County Journal 27 February 1885
Richmond, N. Y. - Died, suddenly at Allen's Hill, on Thursday,
Feb. 19th, Mrs. Margaret McLamael, aged 65 years. The deceased
was a devout catholic, a devoted wife and mother, literally giving her
life for her family. A husband is in failing health and two sons mourn
her loss. The burial was on Sunday, the 22d inst., in the Catholic
From Ontario County Journal 7 February 1890
Friday evening, Jan. 24th, Patrick McLamael, an old resident
of Allen's Hill, died suddenly at his home at the advanced age of
eighty-five years. The burial was from church in Canandaigua the
From Ontario County Journal 9 March 1894
Halls Corners, N. Y. - Mrs. James McLane died very suddenly while
visiting friends in Geneva Monday. Funeral services were held on
From Ontario County Chronicle 7 May 1902
Mrs. Bridget McLaughlin died at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Coyne, Saturday, aged 75 years. Deceased was the widow of Thomas
who died in this village in 1854. Death was due to a general breaking
of health, superinduced by advanced age. Mrs. McLaughlin is survived by
daughter, Mrs. Coyne, of Canandaigua, and a son, who resides in Elmira.
funeral was held from St. Mary's church Monday morning, the Rev. Father
officiating. Two granddaughters, Sisters Immaculate and Mary Helena of
Sisters of Mercy Convent in Batavia, attended the funeral.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 March 1915
Charles H. McLaughlin, aged 63 years, of the Geneva Malting
Company, died last night at 11 o'clock, at his home, 600 Castle street,
following an illness of several weeks. Mr. McLaughlin has been a
resident of this city about two years, coming here from Buffalo, N. Y.
He was born in Toronto, Canada, and was a member of the Zeredatha Lodge
of F. and A. M. He was also an attendant at the First Presbyterian
church of this city. He is survived by his wife, who is at present ill
at the Geneva City Hospital; one sister, in Weston, Canada, and one in
From Geneva Daily Times 22 March 1909
George C. McLaughlin died yesterday noon at his late residence,
No. 34 Lewis street, after a short illness of pleuro-pneumonia. He was
born in Brooklyn, N. Y., in 1845. He formerly lived in Hamilton,
Canada, but came to Geneva seventeen years ago and has since resided
here. Mr. McLaughlin was a veteran of the Civil War, serving in the
United States Navy for four years, and among the other battles in which
he fought was that of Fort Fisher. He was a moulder at Phillips &
Clark's Stove Works up to a few weeks ago, when he entered the employ
of the Standard Optical Company. He has been a member of the Swift
Post, G. A. R., and Iron Moulders' Union for a number of years, and was
also a member of Gore Lodge, A. O. U. W., of Hamilton, Canada. His
survivors are his widow, and one daughter, Miss May McLaughlin. The
funeral will take place Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock from his late
residence. Rev. D. H. Craver will officiate and burial will be in
Glenwood Cemetery. The G. A. R. members will take charge of the service.
From Ontario County Journal 16 September 1910
Stanley, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Mary McLaurie occurred
at her home in this village Sept. 8, after a few weeks illness, aged 79
years. Funeral services were held on Saturday. Mrs. McLaurie was a
member of the Seneca Presbyterian church. The pastor, Rev. A. B.
Temple, assisted by Rev. W. G. Reed of Tully, a former pastor of the
Methodist church here, had charge of the services. She is survived by
an adopted daughter, Mrs. Libbie VanGelder of Geneva.
From Geneva Gazette 14 September 1888
Obituary - John McLellan
was born in Scotland Nov. 22, 1828,
in the town of Seneca Sept. 14, 1888. Thirty-seven years ago he
came to this country, and after living a short time in New Jersey and
then in Bellona, N. Y.,
he came to the town of Seneca where he remained to the time of his
death. Oct. 21, 1856, he
was married with Miss Jannette Reed. This union was a happy one
-- domestic peace and felicity reigned in his quiet home. Mr.
McLellan was tall and muscular, but repeated and long periods of
sickness had undermined his constitution, so that he had little
endurance left when the final illness came. Sept. 10th he had a
stroke of paralysis which disabled the left side and from which he
never rallied. All that a faithful and lifelong physician of the
family could do was done for his relief. While he could not speak
plainly, the dying man realized that
his end was near and said in broken language to his devoted wife, "I am
going soon." Mr. McLellan was a faithful and honored member of the
Church in Geneva. As a Christian he was hopeful, prayerful,
liberal. As a citizen he was loyal and intelligent; as a neighbor
he was benevolent, hospitable and forgiving; as a husband, faithful,
kind and provident; as a man he was conscientious and truth-loving. Mr.
McLellan leaves one son (James) and the faithful companion of
life to mourn his loss. He sleeps the sleep of the just.
are the dead which die in the Lord".
From Geneva Daily Times 8 January 1940
Mrs. Lida E. McLellan, 66, widow of the late James R. McLellan,
died early this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John P.
Roulan, Jr., of 20 Genesee street. Beside her daughter, she leaves one
son, John C. McLellan; two grandchildren, Beverly Jean and Norma Ann;
one sister, Mrs. Leroy VanCott; a nephew, Arthur VanCott, all of
Geneva; also several cousins. The funeral
will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of her
daughter on Genesee street with the Rev. Dr. C. G. McConnell of the
First Methodist church officiating, assisted by the Rev. Herbert C.
Merrill of Syracuse. Interment will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 6 November 1930
The death of Mrs. Mary McLoughlin, widow of James
McLoughlin, former residents of Shortsville, occurred at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. John Cummings, at Holcomb on Monday morning, at the
age of 70 years. Death was reported as being very sudden. Mrs.
McLoughlin was born at Ovid, but spent a number of years with her
husband and family in the Parlor Village. The
survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Cummings; and two sons, Patrick
McLoughlin of Manchester and John W. McLoughlin of Fairport; also one
granddaughter. Funeral obsequies were held from St. Dominic's church in
Shortsville on Wednesday morning, conducted by the pastor, the Rev.
John E. Napier. Interment was made in St. Rose cemetery, Shortsville.
From Ontario County Journal 31 January 1919
Amanda Bush McLouth, one of the oldest residents of the town of
Manchester, died at the home of her son, Russell R. McLouth, one mile
north of Manchester, Wednesday morning. She was born in the town of
Farmington December 10, 1829. Her parents, Russell N. and Martha Bush,
were pioneers. She was educated in the district schools, Macedon Center
Academy and Ontario Female Seminary. She taught school a few terms and
then concluded to seek a higher education, entering Mt. Holyoke and
graduating in 1856. In 1866, she married George W. McLouth of
Farmington, who died in 1907. Russell R. McLouth, a son, is the only
near survivor. Funeral services will be held today, conducted by Rev.
Edward Jarvis, pastor of the Manchester Methodist church.
From Shortsville Enterprise 16 January 1930
Mrs. Celia Thayer McLouth, aged 80 years, widow of Lewis H.
McLouth, for many years residents of the township of Farmington,
occurred at her home in Clifton Springs last Thursday, following a
brief illness. Mrs. McLouth was a member of the Methodist church, the
Foreign Missionary Society, the Tourist Club, all of Clifton Springs,
and was a charter member of Manchester Grange. The survivors are one
daughter, Mrs. Louis H. Fisk of Clifton Springs; two sons, Wells G.
McLouth of Clifton Springs and Marshall T. McLouth of Macedon; and one
brother, A. R. Thayer of Buffalo. Funeral obsequies were held from her
late home on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock and her remains were taken
to Perinton for burial in the family plot.
From Shortsville Enterprise 24 August 1916
The death of Charles G. McLouth, one of Farmington's
farmers, occurred at his family home about 10 o'clock on Saturday
He had been in poor health for some months, and his age was 59 years.
G. McLouth was born in the township of Farmington on Sept. 16, 1847, a
of the late Addison and Julia Pomeroy McLouth. He obtained his early
in the rural schools of Farmington and later graduated from the Palmyra
School. For several years he acted as principal of both the Shortsville
Manchester schools. Mr. McLouth chose for his life partner, Miss
Canfield, of Manchester, with whom he was united in marriage during the
of 1867. He first took up the pursuit of agriculture on the farm now
by Robert R. Middlebrook, remaining there until the year of 1871, when
purchased the farm where he died. The deceased had always been a
Republican and took an active interest in things political. For over 25
he had served his native township in the offices of assessor,
justice of the peace and school director, holding the latter office at
time of his demise. Grange work also held a deep interest for Mr.
he being a member of Farmington Grange, and secretary of the Ontario
Pomona Grange. He was also chairman of the committee on "Tuberculosis
Cattle" of the New York State Grange. He was a faithful member of the
Baptist church, being one of the trustees and chairman of that board.
several years he had served as secretary of the Ontario County
Association, and purchasing agent for the grangers in cooperative
Mr. McLouth possessed a fine knowledge of law and acted as executor or
in the settlement of many estates for the past forty years.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Mark and Edson McLouth of
Farmington; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Randall and Mrs. Oscar Randall,
also of Farmington, and four grandchildren. The funeral obsequies were
conducted from the family home on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev.
W. D. St. John, pastor of the Manchester Baptist church, officiating.
The burial was made in Brookside cemetery in this village.
From Shortsville Enterprise May 1942
Farmington, N. Y. - Edson McLouth, lifelong resident of
Farmington, passed away at his home here on Sunday morning, following
an illness of several weeks. He was 71 years of age. Beside his wife,
Elizabeth Herendeen McLouth, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs.
Gertrude Pritchard of Canandaigua, Miss Alice of Batavia and Miss
Josephine of Port Henry; one brother, Mark of Farmington and three
grandchildren. Funeral services are being held this Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home.
From Ontario County Chronicle 6 February 1901
Manchester, N. Y. - The funeral of Ella McLouth, was held
from the Baptist Church in this village on Tuesday afternoon at 2
o'clock, Rev. M. W. Covell officiating. The remains were placed in
Brookside cemetery. The deceased underwent an operation some time ago
for the removal of a cancer, from which she never fully recovered. Her
age was sixty years and she leaves a husband, two sisters, and a large
circle of friends to mourn her loss.
Shortsville, N. Y. - We are grieved to hear of the death of Mrs.
D. McLouth that occurred Sunday, Jan. 27. She was one of
the best informed ladies in this vicinity, well educated, and would
have made a mark in the world had she chosen the law for her
profession; few men of her acquaintance could
corner her in argument. Her only child died a few years ago. She
seemed heart-broken since then. The cause of her death was a cancer.
She was patient and uncomplaining to the last. She leaves a husband
who is in poor health.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 February 1907
Manchester, N. Y. - George W. McLouth, one of
the prominent and highly respected farmers of this locality died
at his home two mile northwest of this village yesterday at the age
of 71 years, the cause of death being apoplexy. He was the son of
Lonson McLouth, and a grandson of the late Peter McLouth who was one
of the pioneers of this locality. He is survived by his wife, Amanda
Rush McLouth and one son, Russell R. McLouth of the town of Manchester,
two brothers, Peter of Cherry Creek, N. Y. and Aldrich J. of Medina,
Mich., and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Walton of Palmyra and Miss Lenora
From Shortsville Enterprise 18 August 1927
News of the passing of Mrs. Gertrude Canfield McLouth of
Farmington, relict of Charles G. McLouth, caused much regret in the
hearts of wide circle of friends and acquaintances. Her demise occurred
at her home last week Wednesday evening, after a week's illness. Her age
was 77 years. Mrs. McLouth was born on March 4, 1850, a daughter of the
late Joseph and Hannah Canfield. She was united in marriage with
Charles G. McLouth on April 5, 1867. She was a member for many years of
both the Manchester Baptist church and of Farmington Grange. The
survivors are two sons, Mark and Edson McLouth of Farmington, and one
sister, Mrs. Mary Cook of Florence, Italy; also several grand-children.
Funeral services were held from her late home on Friday afternoon at 2
o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Leon L. Swarthout, pastor of the
Manchester Baptist church. The remains were laid at rest in the family
plot in Brookside Cemetery in Shortsville.
From Shortsville Enterprise 31 July 1913
The death of Gustavus McLouth, one of Farmington's most
prominent farmers, occurred at the Memorial hospital in Canandaigua, on
Sunday morning, following an operation. His age was 61 years. Gustavus
McLouth was born in the township of Farmington on July 31, 1852, and
was a son of the late Marshall and Margaret McLouth. His entire life,
with exception of seven years passed in Michigan, was spent in the land
of his birth. He took for his wife Miss Mary Bloodgood, the ceremony
being performed during the year of 1877. He was a member of Farmington
Grange, Parlor Village Lodge, I. O. O. F., of Shortsville, and the
Universalist church of Macedon. The survivors are his wife, four
daughters and one son: the Misses Evangeline, Effie and Sara McLouth,
and Mrs. Harriet Dickens, all of Farmington; Carlton McLouth of
Palmyra; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Howard and Mrs. Adelbert Adams of
Farmington, and Mrs. Converse of Michigan; also a brother, Louis H.
McLouth of Clifton Springs. the funeral obsequies were held from his
late home on Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock and the burial followed
in Brookside Cemetery in this village.
From Geneva Gazette 2 January 1811
Lawrence M'Louth, an inhabitant of the the town of
found dead in the road on the morning of the 3d inst. about 1-4th of a
from his house. His death was supposed to have been in
From Geneva Daily Times 15 January 1907
Manchester, N. Y. - Lyman McLouth, who
was considered the oldest resident of the town of Farmington,
died at the home of Benjamin H. Perkins in that town Sunday, being
over 94 years of age. Mr. McLouth was born in Farmington in September,
1812, on what is known as the old McLouth homestead, where he lived
for a number of years and then removed to the village of Manchester,
where he resided until within a few years, when he again returned
to the town of his birth. Mr. McLouth was never married and the only
near relative that survives him is his sister, Mrs. Harriet Worden, of
Monel, Missouri, who celebrated her hundredth birthday anniversary last
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 1 January 1899
Margaret, wife of Marshall McLouth, died Monday at her residence in the town of Farmington. A husband, two sons and three daughters survive her. For a few years after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. McLouth resided in the town of Manchester. They then removed to their present residence.
From Ontario County Chronicle 31 July 1901
Farmington, N. Y. - The funeral of Marvin D. McLouth was
from his late residence in Farmington Sunday afternoon, conducted
by Rev. M. O. Covell, pastor of the Baptist church of Manchester. Mr.
McLouth died on Friday, aged 63 years. He had been in feeble health for
many months. The burial was at Brookside cemetery at Shortsville.
From Ontario County Times 31 May 1876
All of his days Thomas J. McLouth lived within sight of
the farm which he occupied for forty-six years, and where on the 16th
of the present month, at the age of seventy-two, his mortal life ended.
Whether as a citizen, neighbor, friend, agriculturist, local officer or
legislator, he fulfilled, in an eminent degree, every duty devolving
upon him; while the grief which his sudden death occasions attests his
tenderer relations of husband and father. To pass the allotted years of
man -- in life honored and in death lamented -- is the fruition
of earth's gifts. Among the marked virtues of Mr. McLouth were
kindness, frugality and honesty. Farmington, May 29, 1876
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