"McM" through "McZ" Obituaries
From Ontario County Journal 13 October 1911
At the residence of her daughter, Mrs. James J. Dwyer, Wood street, on Sunday, occurred the death of Mrs. Ellen McMahon, aged
75 years. Deceased was a native of Ireland, but had resided in this
country for many years. Mrs. Dwyer is the sole survivor. Funeral
services were held on Tuesday morning.
From Ontario County Journal 23 January 1914
On Sunday afternoon, about 2:30 o'clock, at the Memorial Hospital, occurred the death of Herbert McMahon, a
well-known resident of Centerfield. Two weeks previous to that time,
Mr. McMahon was seized with an attack of paralysis. He was partially
paralyzed and remained without speech until the time of his death. He
was about 51 years of age. He leaves a son, Clarence McMahon; and a
daughter, Miss Zula McMahon, both of whom live at home. He also leaves
two half-sisters, Miss Rachel McMahon of Chicago, Ill., and Mrs. Naoma
McClure of Minneapolis, Minn. The funeral was held at his late
residence on Wednesday afternoon. His family and friends have the
sympathy of the community.
From Victor Herald March 1891
John McMahon, an old resident of this town, died Wednesday
evening, March 4th, of heart failure. Funeral services were held in St.
in this village this forenoon at 9 o'clock. At the time of his death
Mr. McMahon was about 71 years of age. He came to this country about 42
years ago, and has lived on his place west of this village about 32
years. He was an employee of the N. Y. C. Railroad for many years. His
wife and nine children survive him, of whom Michael E., John, Edward
and Thomas are residing in town, Mary McCrome
resides at Chapinville, Kate Daly and Margaret McCarthy in Victor,
Sarah and Agnes are living at home. Mr. McMahon was well-known and
respected in town.
From Ontario County Chronicle 26 February 1902
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. John McMahon, of Victor, died at her home a
miles west of the village at an early hour today, at the age of 70
Her illness was of brief duration, she having been sick only since
of pneumonia. She leaves four sons and five daughters: Michael E.
Edward and Thomas McMahon of Victor; John McMahon of Pittsford; Mrs.
McCrone of Victor; Miss Sarah McMahon, of Rochester; Mrs. Cornelius
Mrs. James McCarthy, Miss Agnes McMahon of Victor.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 January 1905
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Joseph McMahon died at his home on South
street yesterday after a long illness with consumption.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 February 1909
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Yesterday afternoon at the family
residence on South street in this village, after a brief illness,
occurred the death of Matthew McMahon, aged 43 years. The
deceased had been confined to the house during the past few days, and
his death was a great shock as it was entirely unlooked for. The
deceased had been a resident of this village the greater portion of his
life, where he had followed his trade of painter and paper hanger. The
deceased is survived by four brothers, all of whom resided in this
place. The funeral services will be held on Monday morning from St.
From Shortsville Enterprise 24 January 1913
The death of Michael R. McMahon occurred on Saturday
morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Daniel R. O'Brien, in the
town of Hopewell, after an illness of about three weeks. He had been
suffering with la grippe and a complication of diseases. His age was 78
years. Mr. McMahon was born in County Clare, Ireland, and came to the
United States when a youth. He settled in the town of Victor and for
over 50 years made that township his residence. On the death of his
wife about four years ago, he sold his farm and passed the time with
his children. He was most highly respected and possessed a wide circle
of friends and acquaintances. Those who survive him are three
daughters, Mrs. O'Brien of Hopewell; Mrs. William Murray of Victor, and
Mrs. J. J. Lynaugh of Canandaigua; also sixteen grandchildren, four
great-grandchildren and one brother, Timothy McMahon, of Victor. The
body was taken to Victor on Monday morning and the funeral services
were held from St. Patrick's church. The interment was made in the
Catholic cemetery in that village.
From Ontario County Chronicle 26 February 1902
Patrick McMahon, an almost lifelong resident of Victor, died at
of his brother, John McMahon, in that town Saturday morning after a
illness, aged about 65 years. He is survived by a wife, three sons and
daughters, John McMahon of Buffalo; Peter and Terrence McMahon of
Misses Nellie, Emma, Kate and Julia McMahon, all of Victor.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 May 1909
The funeral of Thomas McMahon took place this morning at
10 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales church. Burial was in St.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 17 July 1938
Canandaigua, N. Y. - William McMahon, 73, Canandaigua Town,
died here Friday night in Memorial Hospital. Surviving are three
daughters, Mrs. Alice Stanton, Rochester, Mrs. William Monaghan,
Washington, and Mrs. Ida Witter, Canandaigua; one son, William,
Canandaigua; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Toomey, Rochester, Misses
Katherine and Mary McMahon, Victor; and one brother, John C. McMahon,
East Victor. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow in St.
Mary's Church here with burial in Calvary Cemetery.
From Victor Herald 19 May 1899
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Monday morning, May 15, occurred the
death of Ada, wife of Fremont K. McMan, after a long
and painful illness, at the age of 36 years. She leaves her husband and
a young son. Funeral services were held at her late home Wednesday
afternoon, the Rev. B. F. Hitchcock officiating.
From Victor Herald 9 May 1891
Patrick McMann died suddenly at the home of Geo. McCann where he
boarded, last Saturday afternoon. The cause of his death was internal
hemorrhage brought on by a severe strain. He was a laborer in the
employ of Mr. Dick. The funeral was held on Monday morning. The
interment was at the Catholic cemetery.
From Geneva Courier 24 December 1873
On Monday forenoon at Clifton Springs, another fatal accident
occurred on the Railroad by which Michael McMannis, a fireman
on an engine, lost his life. It seems a locomotive and tender ran
off the track at Clifton, and another locomotive was endeavoring to
draw it back on the track by means of pullies, ropes and chains.
In the pulling, the chain broke and a link from it struck
McMannis in the forehead dashing out his brains.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 May 1908
Byron McMaster, aged about 50 years, and James DuBois, Jr.,
aged about 38 years, who resided on the shores of Canandaigua lake,
were drowned in the lake yesterday afternoon while on a fishing trip.
The men left their homes about 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon and went
out upon the lake to fish. About 7 o'clock last evening, L. C. Adams,
who resides about three miles up the east shore of the lake, heard
cries for help. He and his son went to the shore immediately and saw
two men clinging to an upturned boat at a point near the middle of the
lake, about half a mile from shore. The men at the time were struggling
to right the boat and climb into it, but were evidently meeting with
but little success. Adams got out his own boat and started to the
rescue. His boat was leaking badly, however, and he was obliged to
return for another. When he was ready to go out again it was quite dark
and the cries of the men had ceased. When Mr. Adams reached the middle
of the lake everything was still and no trace could be found either of
the men or the boat. The facts in the case were telephoned to
Canandaigua and Adams and other neighbors continued the search through
the night without results. This morning a larger searching party was
organized under the direction of Coroner Warner and about thirty boats
spent the morning on the lake dragging for the bodies. Up until noon no
trace of the men had been found. The boat occupied by them was found on
the shore at the foot of the lake. The boat contained the cap of one of
the men and a whitefish. It had evidently been overturned but was right
side up when found. The lake was very rough at the time the accident
happened and the boat had drifted in to shore during the night. At the
place where the drowning occurred the water is not very deep and it is
expected that both bodies will be recovered. McMaster is survived by
his widow, two sons and one daughter. DuBois is survived by his widow
and one son three years of age.
From Ontario County Journal 15 March 1915
Following close upon the death of her husband, which occurred on Feb. 23, the death occurred on Sunday evening of Mrs. Caroline Sisson McMaster, widow
of Edward McMaster, of Prospect street. The shock and bereavement of
her husband's death seriously affected her. Deceased was born in
Bristol April 12, 1843. She married Edward McMaster about 45 years ago
and her life had been spent in Bristol, East Bloomfield and
Canandaigua. Mrs. McMaster was a Christian woman of strong convictions
and great earnestness and had been a faithful member of the
Congregational church at East Bloomfield for about 40 years. Rev. W. D.
Robinson, pastor of that church, officiated at the funeral services at
the home on Wednesday at 2 p.m., assisted by Rev. S. D. Wilcox of the
Wesleyan Methodist church, and a neighbor. Interment was in Woodlawn
cemetery. Two sons, Hollis E. and Walter J. McMaster, of this place;
one daughter, Mrs. John Francis of Rochester; and one sister, Mrs.
Rufus Durand, of this town, survive.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 October 1903
Rushville, N. Y. - The death of David M. McMaster occurred
his home there and one-half miles east of this village Thursday.
After an illness of about two years with Bright's disease, he was
attacked with apoplexy September 30, from which he did not rally. He
was sixty-four years of age and had spent his whole life on the farm
where he died. Mr. McMaster will be missed by a large circle of friends
and neighbors by whom he was held in high esteem. Besides his widow, he
is survived by two daughters and one son: Mrs. Nellie Silvernail,
Mrs. Charles Underwood and Charles McMaster. The funeral was held
Saturday at one o'clock.
From Ontario County Journal 1 March 1912
Edward McMaster died at Memorial Hospital last Friday morning,
following an extended illness from paralysis. The remains were removed
to his home on Prospect street and funeral services were conducted on
Sunday afternoon by Rev. S. E. Wilcox of the Wesleyan Methodist church.
Mr. McMaster was born in East Bloomfield June 11, 1838. He was a farmer
by occupation, but retired from active work several years ago on
account of illness. He had been a resident of this town 14 years.
Deceased is survived by his wife, who was Miss Caroline Sisson; one
daughter, Mrs. John Francis of Rochester; and two sons, Hollis E. and
Walter J. McMaster, both of this village.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 January 1904
After a two days' illness, George C. McMaster died at 2
o'clock this morning at his late home, 11 Cherry street, at the age of
forty-five. The deceased had been a resident of this city ten years.
Prayer will be said at the house at 10 Thursday morning by Rev. C. E.
Jewell of the First Methodist church. The body then will be taken to
Bellona, where the funeral will take place from the Methodist Episcopal
church of that town. Burial will be at Bellona.
From Ontario County Journal 16 July 1915
The death of Mrs. Glenna Dubel McMaster, wife of Hollis E.
McMaster, occurred on Monday at Memorial Hospital. Deceased had been
ill for some time. She was born in Dayton, O., 28 years ago, and was
the daughter of the late Upton T. Dubel, for many years in charge of
Woodlawn Cemetery. There survive her husband, one son, her stepmother,
Mrs. Ida Dubel of Canandaigua; and one brother, Maurice Dubel of
Rochester. Rev. Guy L. Morrill officiated at the funeral services
yesterday afternoon. Interment was at Woodlawn.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 8 December 1937
Entered into rest, Mary Ann McMaster of 16 Amherst St.,
December 7, 1937. She leaves one daughter, Rose; three sons, Edwin,
Alexander and Grover; two brothers and one sister in England; and one
granddaughter. Funeral from the residence Thursday morning at 10:30
o'clock. Interment in Baptist Hill Cemetery, Bristol, N. Y.
From Livonia Gazette 3 March 1933
George McMellan, aged 76, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Elmer Johnson, at West Richmond, Saturday. Funeral services were held
at the home Monday, Feb. 27, 2 p.m. The Rev. Kenneth Cober, pastor of
the Baptist church of Canandaigua, officiated, interment in Woodlawn
cemetery, Canandaigua. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Haak
Holcomb and Mrs. Elmer Johnson of West Richmond; two sons, Ray C.
McMellan of Alexandria, O., and Carl D. McMellen of Canandaigua; and
two brothers, Convere McMellan of Detroit and a brother in Connecticut.
From Ontario County Journal 12 February 1897
Miller's Corners, N. Y. - John McMichael, who fell on the ice a
few weeks ago, and had been gradually failing since, died on Sunday
morning, aged 81 years. The funeral service was held in the church on
Tuesday afternoon. He had been twice married, first to Miss Burlingame,
who died in 1863, leaving two sons, Ogilva E., now living in
Canandaigua; and J. Randolph, who resides in East Bloomfield; and
afterward to Mrs. Diantha Morgan, who survives him.
From Ontario County Journal 4 October 1912
Mrs. Mary McMichael's, of Ionia, aged 76 years, was fatally burned
in her home on Wednesday while attempting to start a fire with
kerosene. The house and contents were completely consumed. She lived
four hours after the accident, Dr. S. R. Wheeler doing what he could to
relieve her suffering. Deceased is survived by her son, George Morgan,
with whom she resided.
From Ontario County Journal 24 April 1914
Mrs. Cornelia Augusta McMillan died suddenly at her home on the
Bloomfield road on Tuesday morning. Deceased was the daughter of
Dennison and Nancy Carpenter Davis, and was born in the town of
Canandaigua on August 22, 1857. She had always resided in this
vicinity. On December 22, 1880, she was married to George C. McMillan,
who with two sons and two daughters survive, Carlton G.of Canandaigua,
Rev. Ray C. McMillan of Richmond ale, O., Mrs. Mary Haas of East
Bloomfield and Miss Maude L. McMillan of Canandaigua; two sisters, Mrs.
Frank H. Eighmey of Canandaigua, Mrs. Hiram Depew of Los Angeles, Cal.;
two brothers, Carlton A., a twin, of Canandaigua, and Fred G. Davis of
Honeoye. A devoted wife and mother, she fulfilled her ministry of love
to those who will most sorely feel her loss. Rev. DeWitt S. Hooker will
officiate at the funeral services at the home this afternoon at 2
o'clock. Interment will be at Woodlawn.
From Ontario County Journal 26 February 1904
Mrs. Frankie V. McMillan, wife of Edward McMillan, died suddenly of
apoplexy at her home on Main street south, on Sunday night, aged 56
years. Deceased is survived by her husband, and two step-sons, Frank of
Webster, and Fred, of Naples. The funeral was held from late home on
Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. J. S. Ebersole officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 14 July 1899
Phelps, N. Y. - Loren McMillan, an old resident of this village
and a veteran of the war, died of stomach trouble last week Thursday,
aged 66 years. The deceased had been sick only since the previous
Sunday. He was taken prisoner in 1864 with quite a number of the 148th
regiment boys, he being a member of Co. C of that regiment. He was
confined in the rebel prison for several months and was the only
survivor among the boys of his company taken at that time. He was a
mere skeleton when he came home, and has never been able to do but very
little manual labor since. He drew only a small pension. The deceased
leaves three daughters, as well as three brothers, who survive him. The
funeral services were held from the residence on Clifton street on
Monday afternoon at 2:30 oclock, Rev. S. F. Beardslee officiating.
Interment was made in the Phelps cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 26 February 1897
Phelps, N. Y. - Mary J., wife of Enos McMillen, of this
village, died at her home on West Main street last Saturday morning,
after quite a long illness, aged 45 years. A husband and several
children survive. The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon
at 2 o'clock from the residence, Rev. M. Shaw officiating, and
interment was made in the Phelps cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 29 October 1886
Mrs. Peter H. McMillen died suddenly
at her residence on the Buffalo road, four miles west from
this village, last Monday morning, of heart disease. Mrs. McMillen was
well-known and greatly respected in this vicinity. Her bereaved husband
is a representative farmer of the county, with an extensive circle of
friends who will deeply sympathize with him in his affliction.
From Ontario County Chronicle 13 February 1901
Phelps, N. Y. - The funeral of Willard McMillen was held
Thursday afternoon from his late residence on Walnut street.
The deceased was a member of Company C, 148th regiment of the Civil
War, and also a member of the Gen. J. B. Murray Post, G. A. R., under
whose auspices the funeral was held. He was 72 years of age and leaves
a wife and two sons, Edward and Elon. Burial Resthaven Cemetery
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 15 February 1918
Clifton Springs, N. Y., Feb. 14 - The death of William T. McMullen occurred
Wednesday, at the family home in Stephens street, following a long illness. He
was born January 26, 1836, at Howard, Pa., where his early life was spent, and
had been a resident of this village during the past few years. He served three
years in the Civil war, and at the expiration of his enlistment he re-enlisted
and served an additional three months. He was an active member of Gordon Granger
Post, G. A. R. He leaves his wife; and four daughters, Mrs. A. L. Mullikin, of
Dumont, N. J.; Mrs. Pierre D. Phillips, of New York city; Mrs. W. F. D. Morey,
of Greenfield, Mass., and Mrs. F. W. Webb, of this village. Funeral services
will be held from the home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. E.
F. Albertson, pastor of the Methodist Church. Mr. and Mrs. McMullen were married
sixty years ago last Christmas day.
From Ontario County Journal 29 December 1893
Victor, N. Y. - Lorenzo McMurdy died at his home on the Garret
Preston farm, Thursday, Dec. 21. The funeral was held from the house at
11 o'clock Saturday morning. He leaves a wife and two children.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 April 1910
Shortsville, N. Y. - A well-known resident of Manchester, Mrs.
McNally, died at her home in that village after a short
illness, at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon, at the age of 65 years. She
leaves two sons, Patrick McNally and John McNally; three daughters,
Mrs. John Burns, Mrs. Thomas Boardman and Miss Mary McNally, and
several grandchildren, all of Manchester.
From Ontario County Journal 6 May 1910
William McNally of West Bloomfield, aged 70 years, who was brought
to the Memorial Hospital about a month ago suffering from severe burns,
died on Saturday following a period of great suffering. Mr. McNally,
who resided alone, was preparing to retire one night when his night
robe came in contact with a lamp and burned up before he could remove
it. It was some time after the accident before assistance reached him.
The remains were taken to West Bloomfield for burial.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 July 1908
The funeral of B. Leon McNamara, the young man who was
killed Friday afternoon in the Lehigh freight yards at Rochester, took
place this morning at 9:30 o'clock from the home of his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. James S. McNamara of 29 Hogarth avenue, and at 10 o'clock from
the St. Francis de Sales church. Interment was in St. Patrick's
From Ontario County Journal 21 February 1913
The funeral services of Mrs. Elizabeth Whalen McNamara, aged
83 years, whose death occurred at her home in Gorham on Tuesday were
held from St. Mary's church yesterday morning. She is survived by five
sons, John, of Canandaigua, Michael of Gorham, Dr. Thomas, Edward and
James of Rochester; and two daughters, Mrs. John Hogan of Rushville,
and Mrs. William Dailor of Gorham. Interment was at Calvary cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 November 1906
Gorham, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. James McNamara, whose
death occurred early in the week at her home on the Wesley Stokoe farm
east of the village, was held Wednesday morning at St. Theresa's church
at Stanley. Rev. Father McCabe officiated. Interment was at Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Journal 6 March 1896
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - It was with great sadness that the people
of Reed's Corners learned of the death of Mrs. Michael McNamara, which
on Wednesday morning, Feb. 26, at her home in this place. She
was the daughter of Thomas Cavanaugh, deceased, an old citizen of this
place. Some 25 years ago she was united in marriage to Michael
McNamara. She leaves a husband, nine children, a mother, four brothers
and four sisters to mourn her loss. Mrs. McNamara was a devoted wife
and mother, always striving to make her home pleasant. the funeral was
held in the Catholic church at Canandaigua on Saturday. The afflicted
family have the sympathy of the entire community, who cannot understand
why a person who was so much needed by her family should be called, yet
she bowed uncomplainingly to Him, who doeth all things well. The
family's loss is her eternal gain.
From Ontario County Journal 15 March 1912
Yesterday morning at St. Mary's church, Rev. Robert Henry conducted the funeral services of Thomas McNamara, of
Gorham, who died on Tuesday, aged 83 years. Five sons, Michael of
Stanley, John of Canandaigua, Dr. T. S. McNamara, Edward and James of
Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Hogan of Geneva, and Mrs. William
Dalor of Stanley; one brother, Edward of Canandaigua; and one sister,
Mrs. P. M. Condon of Rochester survive.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 February 1897
Mrs. Mary McNearney, wife of Patrick, of No. 10 John street, fell
in a faint at her back door Monday at 12:30 noon. She was carried to
the parlor and laid on a sofa by
her husband and daughter where she expired in a few minutes. A
was called and pronounced life extinct. Mrs. McNearney was about
70 years of age and was among Geneva's oldest residents. Her sudden and
sad death is a severe blow to her husband and family. She is survived
by her husband, two daughters, Kate and Mary of Geneva, and three sons,
Michael and Patrick of St. Louis and John of Chicago. The funeral
will be given in tomorrow Times; cause of death, heart disease. Burial
From Victor Herald 15 April 1904
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - John McNerney, for many years a respected
resident of this town, died at the home of his son, Michael, Friday
evening, April 8th. Mr. McNerney was about eighty years of age and was
born in Kilross, County Clare, Ireland, coming to this country some
forty-three years ago. Besides his wife, three sons survive, Richard of
Despatch; James of St. Louis, Mo., and Michael. The funeral was held at
St. Bridget's church, of which the deceased was a faithful member,
Monday morning, mass being celebrated by Rev. Fr. P. A. Neville.
Interment in St. Bridget's cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 September 1916
Patrick J. McNerney, aged 81 years, died Saturday night at 12
o'clock at his home, 22 John street, after an illness of several
months. He is survived by two daughters, Miss Catherine McNerney of
Geneva and Miss Mary McNerney of Canandaigua. The funeral will be held
Wednesday morning at 8:30 at the house and at 9 o'clock at St. Francis
de Sales church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 March 1907
The funeral of Mrs. Timothy McNerney and her two months' old
infant daughter, who were suffocated in the fire yesterday morning,
will be held tomorrow at 9:00 o'clock from the home of Mr. McNerney's
father, Thomas McNerney, of No. 124 Cherry street, and at 9:30 o'clock
from St. Stephen's church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 December 1906
John McNicholas, aged 69 years, died this
morning at 4:00 o'clock at his home, No. 82 Center street, after
about a year's illness. Besides his widow he is survived by one
Michael of this city. The funeral arrangements will be announced
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 12 March 1918
Geneva, N. Y., March 11 - The death of Mrs. Michael McNicholas, widow
of Michael McNicholas, of Carter road, occurred last night at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Daniel Lynch. She leaves a son, Thomas McNicholas
and a daughter, Mrs. Daniel Lynch, of this city. The funeral will be
held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales Church.
Burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 March 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - The death of Francis X. McNulty,
one of the largest stone mason contractors of this section,
yesterday morning at 10 o'clock at his home on Main street south, from
pneumonia. He was sixty years of age and had been engaged in business
in this village for the past 35 years, having come here from Ottawa.
fifteen years, prior to seven years ago, he was contracting mason for
New York Central. Most of the large mason contracts in this village had
been done under his supervision, his most extensive work being that of
the new St. Mary's church. He began life as a poor boy, but by his
had acquired a nice property. He leaves his wife and two daughters,
From Ontario County Journal 8 October 1909
Manchester, N. Y. - Ashley McOmber, aged 59 years, died at his
home in Shortsville, after a long illness, on Sunday morning. He was
born in Farmington, the son of Orpheus and Ann McOmber. He had resided
in this vicinity all his life. His wife, formerly Miss Frances Record
of Manchester, survives him; also one daughter, Mrs. Charles Potter,
and two sons, Charles and Milo McOmber, all of Shortsville. The funeral
was held at his late home on Tuesday, interment at Brookside.
From Ontario County Journal 8 December 1911
The death of Mrs. Clara I. Manley, wife of D. F. McOmber, occurred
at her home on Bristol street, on Saturday afternoon, aged 61 years.
Mrs. McOmber was born in the town of Kendall, Orleans county, in 1850,
and for years has been a patient sufferer with rheumatism. She was a
member of the Woman's Relief Corps and the Universalist church. Besides
her husband, she is survived by two sons, Guy D. McOmber of Honeoye
Falls, and Carl D., of this village. Rev. E. P. Wood officiated at the
funeral services on Tuesday afternoon. Interment was at Woodlawn.
From Ontario Repository and Messenger 13 September 1876
Yesterday forenoon, George McOmber, a painter by trade,
and Dr. Lawrence, both of this village, went out upon the lake to enjoy
a day's recreation in fishing. When nearly opposite the school house,
just below the "Evergreen" on the east side of the lake, a heavy squall
arose, and the parties tried to row to the shore. In attempting to
hoist an anchor, both were thrown into the water by the overturning of
the boat. Dr. Lawrence being a good swimmer sustained himself and
reached the shore. McOmber, who is said could not swim, and, judging
from an ugly bruise upon the right side of the neck, was partially
stunned and sunk immediately. Dr. L. tried to reach the drowning man,
but, overcome by his clothing and exhaustion, failed in his attempts.
The body of McOmber, through the efforts of office Tate and ready
assistants, was recovered, about eighty feet from the shore, and
conveyed to his grief-stricken household. Mr. McOmber was about 43
years of age, and leaves a wife and several children. A coroners'
inquest is to be held today at the Town House, Coroner Shannon taking
charge of the proceedings.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 2 May 1906
Manchester, N. Y. - Mrs. Malinda Hyde McOmber, wife of
Merrit McOmber, died at her home in South avenue Tuesday morning, April
24, aged 75 years. Besides her husband, she is survived by one
step-daughter, Mrs. William Maxwell of Rochester; and one brother,
Edwin Hyde of Oklahoma; and three sisters, Mrs. Charles Knowles of
Canandaigua, Mrs. Wadsworth of Hopewell, and Mrs. C. B. Willis of
Rochester. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at her late home,
Rev. Joseph Weston, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 25 December 1907
Manchester, N. Y. - Thursday, at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. William Maxson of Rochester, occurred the death of Merritt
McOmber, aged 71 years. For over 40 years his home was in this
village, where he was held in high esteem. The death of his wife
occurring about two years ago, he went to Rochester and made his home
with his only child, Mrs. Maxson. For several years, he was engaged in
the harness business in this village. His remains were brought here
Saturday morning and funeral services held in the Baptist church at
9:30 a.m., Rev. Joseph Weston officiating, interment being in the
From Ontario County Journal 21 November 1890
Rushville, N. Y. - Mr. Chas. McOscar died after a ten months
sickness with consumption on Sunday evening, aged about 42 years. The
funeral was held
at Canandaigua Wednesday.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 January 1915
Naples, N. Y. - The death of Felix McOsker occurred at
the McOsker home three miles south of this village, Thursday afternoon.
He was 66 years of age. He leaves two brothers, Mark and Edward; and
one sister, Mrs. Sarah Howley, all of whom lived together on the home
farm. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock at St.
Mary's church, Canandaigua. Burial in Calvary Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 October 1909
Hugh McPadden died at the family residence, No. 27 North Genesee
street, yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock. He leaves his widow, Mrs.
Margaret McPadden, six children, Rev. Stephen V. McPadden, rector of
St. Stephen's church, Rev. William H. McPadden, assistant at St.
Francis de Sales church, Hugh G., Frank J., Mary and Sarah, all of this
city; also five sisters, Mrs. Catherine O'Hara, Mrs. Honor Asple, Mrs.
William English, Mrs. Thomas Foley and Miss Ellen McPadden of
Rochester. The remains will be taken to Rochester Sunday on the 12:13
New York Central train. The funeral will take place Monday morning at
9:30 o'clock from the home of Mrs. William English, No. 35 Champlain
street, Rochester, and at 10 o'clock from the church of the Immaculate
Conception. Friends are kindly requested to omit flowers.
From Geneva Gazette 27 June 1884
Alexander McPherson died at his residence in Seneca Saturday
afternoon last, of
paralysis -- aged about 72 years. Symptoms of the disease which
resulted in his death were manifest two or three years ago,
but its progress has been stayed for so long by precautionary measures,
by strict habits of life and diet, on the part of the invalid. A
short time before the end he took a journey to Pennsylvania, and it was
while en route home that
he suffered a severe relapse, making it necessary to stop over at two
or three points to recover partially at least his vital powers.
Reaching home at last, the end was not long deferred, although all that
medical skill and tender care could bestow were employed in his
behalf. It was our privilege to know the deceased quite well for
a period of forty years, during which he has been an honored patron of
the Gazette. He was ever the same kind, considerate, genial,
faithful friend, affectionate and beloved in his household, esteemed by
all his townsmen. His death creates a void in the community which
will be sensibly felt.
From Victor Herald 25 April 1902
South Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral of Herman McPherson took
at this late residence on Thursday afternoon, the Rev. F. F.
Buckner of Bristol officiating. Mr. McPherson was 70 years of age and
was a member of the 75th N.Y. Volunteers in the Civil War.
From Geneva Gazette 22 August 1884
James McPherson of Hall's Corners died on Sunday
He was a veteran in the late war, a member of the G. A. R., and also of
the order of Odd Fellows. He had an imposing funeral last Monday,
the two organizations named taking conspicuous places in the
procession. One hundred and five carriages followed the remains
to their last resting place in the cemetery near the Presbyterian
church in Seneca. Deceased was about 39 years of age and a son of
Alexander McPherson, recently deceased.
From Ontario County Times 20 August 1884
Stanley, N. Y. - The funeral services of Jas. McPherson of
was held at No. 9 church Monday, at 4 p.m., Rev. Mr. Lowrie of
Gorham officiating. The remains were interred in the cemetery opposite
the church under the auspices of I. O. and O. F. and G. A. R.
societies, Chas. Proudfit acting as marshal. Undertaker O. N. Crane of
Canandaigua had charge of the remains and conducted the services of
interment in behalf of the I. O. of O. F.
From Geneva Courier 17 February 1875
Suicide - Last week Monday morning, John S. McPherson,
Sanders McPherson, son of Alexander McPherson, left his father's
home in Seneca to visit his family at Oaks Corners. On Wednesday
forenoon of last week two
men and a boy discovered a man lying in the woods near the town line of
Torrey and Benton, with his throat cut and his hands and feet badly
frozen. He was, however, still alive and was at once removed to
the house of Mrs. Marlow where medical aid and the
best of care were given him, but the long exposure to the intense cold
and the wound and bleeding which had weakened him proved too much for
him and as evening came on he
breathed his last.
An examination of the person of the unfortunate man resulted in the
finding of paper
upon him indicating his name and as consciousness returned to him he
was able by signs to reply to questions. It seems that for some years
more past he had not lived with his family on account of some family
troubles and that he either had been or imagined himself to have been
wronged, brooding over which he at times was temporarily insane. In
one of these despondent fits, coming on after he started to go to his
family, he wandered off and strove to end his troubles by ending his
life. His knife was found open at the place where he had used it some
fourteen rods from where he was found, he having crawled this distance
afterwards. Messrs. G. W. Cone and Alexander Park of Seneca went as
notified to the place where McPherson was, but life was extinct before
they reached his bedside. A jury was summoned and a verdict
rendered in accordance with the above facts. The funeral took place at
No. 9 Church, Seneca, on Monday, and the remains were taken to Oak's
Corners for burial. We are under obligation to Mr. G. W. Cone for the
From Ontario County Journal 6 February 1914
The funeral services of Patrick McPhillips, who died at his
home on Gorham street, last week Thursday afternoon, were held at St.
Mary's church on Monday morning. He had been an invalid for 8 years.
Mr. McPhillips was born in Ireland 65 years ago. He leaves three
daughters and four sons, Mrs. Frank Hoad, Misses Julia and Margaret
McPhillips, John, James, Patrick and Michael McPhillips; also one
brother of Rochester; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Smith of Canandaigua.
Interment was in Calvary cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 August 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Patrick McPhillips of Gorham street, who
was so frightfully burned Saturday afternoon, died yesterday noon at
the Thompson Memorial Hospital. The clothing of Mrs. McPhillips caught
spark, and she was all afire before she knew it. Neighbors heard her
screams, and one of them, Mrs. Woodside, was painfully burned about the
hands and arms while ripping the burning clothes off the unfortunate
woman. Mrs. McPhillips was burned from head to foot. Dr. H. C. Buell,
the attending physician, says
that it was one of the worst cases he had seen in his practice. Mrs.
McPhillips had $65 in money in the bosom of her dress, which was
consumed in the flames.
From Geneva Gazette 15 January 1869
DROWNED - The body of James McQuade, (a laboring man who
has resided in Geneva for a long time,) was discovered in the canal
near the Lake street bridge, on Sunday forenoon. The unfortunate
man fell in the night previous, when his cry for help was heard, but
parties who repaired to the locality and instituted a search, found
nothing to indicate that a fellow-being was in peril. Search was
renewed next morning with the melancholy result as above stated.
McQuade was about 45 or 50 years of age, and leaves a wife and several
children. An inquest was held upon
the body, and a verdict given of accidental drowning.
From Ontario County Journal 10 July 1874
DROWNED - A young son of John McQuillan was drowned at
Shortsville on Tuesday of last week. He was fishing in the paper
company's mill race and fell into the water and was drowned. A
daughter of Mr. McQ. was drowned in the same way about two years ago.
The funeral of the little boy was
held on the 2d inst., and his remains brought to Canandaigua for burial.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 April 1905
Shortsville, N. Y. - The funeral
of John McQuillan, a well-known citizen of this village, who
died at his home on Sheldon street Friday evening, after an illness
extending over many months, was held from St. Dominic's church
yesterday morning at 9 o'clock, Rev. Father Evangeline, of St.
Bernard's Seminary, Rochester, officiating. Burial followed in St.
Mary's cemetery, Canandaigua. Mr. McQuillan, who was born in County
Louth, Ireland, sixty-four years ago, came to the United States with
his wife, formerly Miss Sarah Gavin, to whom he was married in
England, and their one child, a daughter, in 1866. He settled almost
immediately in this village, where he has ever since resided. Fourteen
children were born to Mr. and Mrs. McQuillan, three of whom were
drowned in the Canandaigua Outlet, which flows through this village
near their home. Mr. McQuillan is survived by his wife and six
James McQuillan of Lyons; John McQuillan of Jersey City, N. J.;
McQuillan of Dover, N. J.; Mark McQuillan of Shortsville; Finley
McQuillan of the U. S. A. Signal Corps, Alaska; and Miss Frances
McQuillan of Shortsville; also by one brother, Patrick McQuillan of
County Louth, Ireland; and two sisters, Mrs. Matthew Russell of
Shortsville; and Mrs. Patrick O'Keefe of Canandaigua.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 November 1905
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Katherine Stewart McRae died late
Monday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Montford, who
resides a few miles southwest of this village. Mrs. McRae has lived
here for the past five years. She was born in Canada fifty-nine years
ago and her parents were also Canadians. The funeral services will be
held at the Montford home tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Rev. Dr.
J. Easter will officiate. The burial will be made in Plainsville.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 10 November 1917
Canandaigua, Nov. 9 - The funeral of Hugh McStravic, who died at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. M. E. Touhey, yesterday afternoon, will
be held from St. Mary's Church Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock. Burial will be
made in Calvary Cemetery. He was 74 years of age. He leaves four daughters, Mrs.
Touhey, Mrs. Joseph Murphy, of Elbridge, Mass., Mrs. Patrick Dooley, of Phelps,
and Mrs. John Hogan, of Rochester; and two sons, Hugh and Joseph McStravic, both
From Ontario County Journal 25 June 1897
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - Mrs. Barney McStravick died at her
home on Wednesday morning. She was a good neighbor, kind and loving
wife and indulgent mother. She leaves a husband, two daughters and one
son to mourn her loss. The funeral will be held from the Catholic
church in Canandaigua on this Friday morning.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 4 December 1907
On Saturday at his home near Reed's Corners, the death occurred of Bernard
aged about 70 years, death being caused by a general
breaking down in health. Mr. McStravick has resided in this vicinity
for about twenty years having come to this country from Ireland where
he was born. He is survived by three children, one son, John and two
daughters, the Misses Ella and Mary McStravick, all of Reed's Corners;
and two brothers, Hugh and Terence. Funeral services were held from St.
Mary's church here Monday morning and interment was in Calvary cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 August 1908
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Terance McStravick, well-known in Canandaigua
where he is one of the oldest inhabitants, died at the home of his
niece, Mrs. Peter Conroy, on Perry place, Sunday noon, aged about 80
years. He had suffered for some time from the infirmities of age. He
leaves one brother, Hugh McStravick, and a number of nieces and nephews.
From Ontario County Journal 7 April 1893
Reed Corners, N. Y. - Thursday last occurred the death of one of
our oldest citizens, Mr. McStravis, father of Barney McStravis
of this place. He was supposed to be about 107 years old. The interment
took place at Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Chronicle 3 April 1901
Shortsville, N. Y. - Alice McUmber, expired Sunday p.m. at the
residence of her sister, Mrs. Cad Record, in this place. She had been
under her sister's and mother's care here for most of 10 months, and a
patient sufferer from the now quite common affliction, cancer.
Her sister, Mrs. Albert Russell, has been at the hospital at Syracuse
the past four weeks to have a cancer removed and is yet too feeble to
return; her husband has been with her the last week; they have the
of many friends here who wish them a safe return.
From Victor Herald 14 March 1891
Rebecca McUmber died at her residence in Farmington Saturday
evening last, the 7th inst., aged sixty-nine years. Her daughter, Mrs.
R. D. Warren and family lived with her. The funeral was held Tuesday
afternoon and the interment was at the Boughton Hill Cemetery. The
deceased was the
daughter of Mason McUmber, who was in his life well-known in this town.
She was born in the town of Farmington in September, 1823, where
a greater part of her life was spent. She was of a retiring and kindly
nature, and the friends of her youth can testify to her pleasing
and power of entertaining her friends. Being one of the oldest in a
of ten children, she was a great helper in times of trouble and
her later days being spent with her daughter as above mentioned, where
she had a pleasant and comfortable home in her last days.
From Ontario County Journal 30 January 1903
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - On Sunday evening occurred the death of Mrs. Anna Barks McWilliams, wife
of Daniel McWilliams, after a two weeks' illness. By her death eleven
children, the oldest of whom is but 16 years of age, and the youngest
but two weeks old, are left motherless. As soon as it became known that
Mrs. McWilliams was critically ill, the deepest sympathy was expressed
for her husband and children. She also leaves her father and mother,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barks of this place; three brothers, John and Thomas
Barks of Caledonia, and William Barks, of this place; and four sisters,
Mrs. Thomas Woolet and Mrs. Jane Eastin of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. George
Purvis, of Caledonia, and Miss Esther Barks of this place. The deceased
was 38 years of age. A large circle of warm friends share the sorrow
which has come to her family. The funeral was largely attended from St.
Peter's church on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. G. C. Rafter officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 27 April 1883
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Daniel McWilliams died at his
residence last Saturday morning, after a long and painful illness, aged
62 years. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, Rev. Wm.
From Ontario County Chronicle 28 January 1903
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Sunday evening at Holcomb occurred the
death of Mrs. Daniel McWilliams. As Mrs. McWilliams had been
sick but about a week, her death was a shock to the community. It was a
very sad affair as the deceased leaves besides her husband eleven
children, the eldest sixteen years old, while the youngest is but one
week. The deceased is also survived by two brothers and two sisters.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 August 1905
Mrs. Ella McWilliams of No. 34 Seymour street died Saturday night
at the age of eighty-four years. The deceased has resided in this city
for forty years and is survived by one daughter, June McWilliams, of
this city. The funeral will take place at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning
from St. Francis de Sales church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's
cemetery. See obituary of Thomas Francis Conley.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 March 1907
Francis McWilliams, who resides about a mile south of Flint in
the Town of Gorham, died yesterday as a result of injuries received
Thursday while felling a tree. He and his nephew, Joseph Otter, were
working together, sawing a tree when it fell and struck Mr. McWilliams
fracturing his skull. He was 46 years old and has been a resident of
vicinity for the past twenty-seven years. He is survived by his widow,
one son, John; two daughters, Mary and Julia; three brothers, George
John of the Town of Gorham and Edward of Ireland; one sister, Miss Jane
McWilliams of San Francisco, Cal. The funeral will be held Monday, at
8:30 from the house and at 10:30 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales
Interment in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 April 1929
Stanley, April 12 - George McWilliams, Sr., aged 83, died at his
home west of this village this morning. Mr. McWilliams was a prominent
farmer in this vicinity for a number of years and a member of St.
Theresa's Catholic church at Stanley. He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Mary Dewey McWilliams; three sons, Frances L., John E. and George D.
McWilliams, all of Stanley; and three grandchildren, Leo E., Stephen J.
and Elizabeth L. McWilliams, also of Stanley. The funeral will be held
from his late home at 8:30 o'clock Monday morning and 9 o'clock at St.
Theresa's church in Stanley. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery,
From Geneva Daily Times 10 April 1928
The death of Mrs. Jane McWilliams occurred last evening at 5
o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cornelius Connolly, after a
short illness of about two weeks. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs.
Cornelius Connolly; and three grandchildren.
From Ontario County Journal 24 September 1909
Stanley, N. Y. - Mrs. John McWilliams died at her home near this
village on Sept. 15. The deceased had been a sufferer from Brights
disease for some time. Funeral services and burial were at Geneva. A
husband, three sons and three daughters survive.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 September 1909
Stanley, N. Y. - Mrs. John McWilliams, aged 65 years, died at her
home about a mile west of this village after a long illness. She is
survived by four sons, James, George, John and Edward of Geneva, and
four daughters, Mrs. Beeman of Canandaigua, Mrs. Peter Fallon and Miss
Helen McWilliams of this place.
Daily Times 16 February 1904
Stanley, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary McWilliams died suddenly Thursday
morning, about two miles north of this place. The burial took
place at the Geneva cemetery Saturday. The deceased was
ninety-four years old. She left three sons, John, George
and Frank, all of this place. Burial St. Patrick Cemetery,
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