"Mi" Obituaries



From Geneva Daily Times 20 March 1905

Mrs. Christine M. Michaelson
died at the home of her son, Carl, on Twomey street at 7:15 o'clock Saturday evening, aged seventy-nine years. The cause of death was heart trouble. Deceased is survived by three sons, John K. Michaelson of Oaks Corners; Martin Michaelson of California; Carl Michaelson of Geneva; and by two daughters, Miss Christine Michaelson of California and Mrs. Treadwell, of Orleans. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the house, Rev. W. W. Weller will officiate.



From Geneva Daily Times 16 July 1906

Mrs. Ella Michaelson, wife of John Michaelson, the barber, on Exchange street, died at 2 o'clock this morning at her home, 182 William street. The deceased was 32 years old and is survived by her husband, three little girls, Helen, Genevieve and Ernestine, and John Joseph, who is but three days old; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Riley, of this city; two brothers, William of Chicago, and Jeremiah of this city; two sisters, Sister M. Alice of Seneca Falls and Sister M. Ernestine of Auburn. The funeral arrangements will be announced later.



From Phelps Citizen 28 June 1923

Mrs. Anna Mickelson,
wife of Peter Mickelson, residing three miles south of this village, died at the Clifton Springs Sanitarium on Monday night, after an illness of several months. Mrs. Mickelson, daughter of Bennett and Johanna Treadwell, was born in the town of Phelps 48 years ago, and had been married 26 years. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Edward of Phelps, her mother and three brothers, George Treadwell of Chicago, Ill., and Carl and David Treadwell of Phelps. Funeral services will be held at the home on Thursday afternoon, and interment will be in the Salisbury cemetery, south of Oaks Corners.



From Geneva Daily Times 5 June 1933

Jorgen Knudsen Mickelsen,
aged 82 years, of 232 Castle street, died this morning following a long illness. Besides his wife, Mrs. Sarah Trude Mickelsen, he leaves four children, Miss Lena Mickelsen of Buffalo, the Rev. G. Howard Mickelsen of Lackawanna, N. Y., Irving C. of California and Mrs. William C. Vandemark of Waterloo; two sisters, Mrs. Christine Henning of Oakland, Calif., and Mrs. Johanna Treadwell of Geneva; and one brother, Carl of Geneva. Mr. Mickelsen was a retired farmer.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 July 1935

Carl C. Mickelson,
67, of 58 Cherry street, a moulder at the Summit Foundry, died yesterday noon after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Lena C.; two daughters, Mrs. Fred Ayers and Mrs. Bert Dunsmore, Jr., of Geneva; and three sons, George and David of Geneva and Carl of Syracuse.



From Phelps Citizen 29 March 1928

Albert Middaugh
of Rushville, formerly of Phelps, died at Highland hospital of Rochester last Thursday, following an operation. He was 42 years old, and leaves his wife and two daughters, besides a half-brother, Orson Middaugh of New York city. Funeral services were held on Sunday and burial was in Rushville cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 7 August 1914

Naples, N. Y. -  Albert Middaugh, for 25 years a resident of Reed Corners, died at his home there on Tuesday night at 11:30 o'clock, after a prolonged illness. He was the last of ten children born to Eli and Maria Middaugh, and was born at Phelps on April 13, 1834. He was married to Margaret Manzer about 30 years ago. He leaves his wife and two sons, Albert, on the home farm, and O. W. Middaugh, of Syracuse. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 1 o'clock with interment at Phelps.



From Geneva Gazette 16 January 1874

Sudden Death -
On Monday last Mr. & Mrs. Albert Middaugh of Gorham left home - the former to attend court at Canandaigua as a juryman - the latter to visit relatives at Phelps.  They proceeded in company to the county seat, and from thence Mrs. Middaugh came on to Phelps by the second down train, accompanied by her child, aged about two years.  She alighted from the train and went into the depot, remaining a few moments.  After the train departed, a carriage drew up and she was assisted into it and took her seat, with the child in her arms.  The next moment her head was observed to drop backward, the child slipped from her hold and fell with a wail to the bottom of the carriage.  Mrs. M. was immediately taken from the carriage and carried into the depot, and a physician summoned.  But she was beyond the reach of medical aid -- the spirit had already taken its everlasting flight.  It was clearly evident that she had died of heart disease.



From Ontario County Journal 8 December 1905

Stanley, New York -
The death of Charles Middaugh occurred at his home, about three miles from this village, on Sunday morning, after an illness of two weeks, from pneumonia. His age was 76 years and he had been a resident of this community nearly all his life. He was a prosperous farmer. Funeral services were held from his late home on Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock and were largely attended. The interment was in the Gorham cemetery. His wife, two daughters, Mrs. Jane Perkins of Geneva, and Mrs. Ann Pulver of Rochester; and one grandson, Charles Perkins of Canandaigua, survive.



From Ontario County Journal 1 March 1912

Stanley, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Charles Middaugh occurred at her home in Geneva on Thursday, Feb. 22, her death following a stroke of paralysis. She had always lived in this vicinity until the death of her husband, which occurred three years ago, after which time she moved to Geneva, living with her daughter, Mrs. Ann Pulver. Funeral services were held from the residence on Saturday. The remains were placed in the vault and will later be taken to Gorham and placed beside her husband. Two daughters, Mrs. Jane Perkins and Mrs. Ann Pulver survive.



From Geneva Gazette 18 January 1895

Monday morning last, Jasper Middaugh, a prominent resident of the village of Phelps, died suddenly from heart trouble, aged 69 years.  He was in apparent good health the day previous, but was taken during the night with a sudden severe sickness and soon passed away.  The deceased leaves a wife and one son.



From Ontario County Journal 17 October 1913

Victor, N. Y. -  Henry Middlebrook
died on Oct. 8 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Thompson, who lives east of this village. He was 73 years of age and lived in Canandaigua before coming here. Several children survive. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Canandaigua.



From Ontario County Journal 26 June 1908

Bristol Springs, N. Y. -
The funeral of Edward Middlebrooks was held at his home on Tuesday afternoon. He died early Sunday morning at the Canandaigua hospital, where he was taken about five weeks ago for a second critical operation, involving the bowels. After the operation, he seemed to be getting along well until he was seized with typhoid fever He was about 52 years of age. He married Miss Sarah A. Fox, daughter of Joseph Fox, of Millers, who survives him with four children. Rev. N. L. A. Eastman officiated at the funeral services.



From Ontario County Journal 20 July 1906

Halls Corners - George R. Middleton
died suddenly of heart failure at his residence here on Thursday afternoon, July 12. He was born at Brighton, England, 49 years ago, and came to this country when he was 14 years of age. He had lived for 30 years in this community, where he was engaged in the blacksmithing business. His wife and two sons, Frank and Raymond, survive.



From Geneva Daily Times 12 July 1921

Mrs. Fanny Middlewood,
widow of the late Matthew Middlewood, aged 90 years, died at two o'clock this afternoon at her home, 75 North Main street, after a week's illness. Mrs. Middlewood was a communicant of St. Peter's church. She was born in Yorkshire, England, coming to this country in 1853. She is survived by one daughter, Miss M. T. Middlewood; two grandsons, Neal T. Lerch of Geneva and Frederick A. Lerch of Fayette in Seneca county; and three great-grandchildren.



From Geneva Daily Times 25 April 1907

Frederick A. Middlewood, aged 36 years, died about 6:30 o'clock last night at the family home, No. 78 North street. He is the son of the late Matthew Middlewood, and was born in the town of Geneva and has resided in this vicinity his entire life. He was engaged in the produce business with offices in Waterloo and New York City. Only for the past few days has he been seriously ill. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias in Waterloo and a member of the Hydrant Hose Co. of this city. His survivors are his mother, Mrs. Fanny Middlewood; and one sister, Miss Mattie T. Middlewood. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at three o'clock from the house and Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., rector of St. Peter's Episcopal church, will officiate. Burial Glenwood Cemetery



From Geneva Advertiser 10 February 1903

Matthew Middlewood
died at his home No. 78 North street last Tuesday evening, February 3d, aged almost 89 years. Mr. Middlewood was born in Yorkshire, England, in the year 1814. He came to America with his oldest brother at the age of fifteen, the family following about two years later, and settled at Cincinnati, Ohio. He engaged in several business ventures, finally engaging in the brewing business at Hamilton, Canada, where he remained for some years, finally selling out his interests there and removing to Cincinnati and later to Milwaukee, Wis., in both of which cities he owned and conducted an extensive malting and brewing business. In 1861 he sold out his interests in the west and settled near Geneva, N. Y. He has owned several farms, and managed them carefully and successfully. About ten years ago he gave up farming and bought a home in Geneva, where he has since resided with his family. He was the last member of a large family. Mr. Middlewood was honest and upright to the very core, a sound, kind-hearted English gentleman, of whom all the older ones are now gone, and among whom we can name the Fordons, Wm. F. Cook, Jos. Hutchinson, William Wright, John B. Dixon, and a few others. Deceased leaves a widow, one son and two daughters. He and his family were members of St. Peter's Church. The funeral took place from his late home on Friday afternoon at three o'clock, Rev. Dr. Hubbs officiating.



From Geneva Daily Times 10 June 1940

William G. J. Miers
died suddenly yesterday morning of a heart attack at his home, 123 Lewis street. He leaves his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Russell Underwood of Willard, Mrs. Karl Brietfeld and Mrs. George Duell of Geneva; seven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Polley of Syracuse; and a brother, George, Kenmore, N. Y.



From Geneva Daily Times 25 January 1928

Mrs. Elsen Marie Mikkelsen,
aged 42 years, and wife of Niels M. Mikkelsen, died at her home on the Geneva-Lyons road at 1:30 o'clock today. She is survived by her husband; five children, Henry A., Harry F., Dagmar, Rose and Mary; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Petersen of Geneva and Mrs. Fred Jensen of Rochester. The funeral will be held at 10:30 o'clock on Saturday from her late home. Interment will be made in Sand Hill cemetery on the Canandaigua road.



From Ontario County Times 1 August 1888

Reed's Corners, N. Y. - Mr. Amasa Miles, living in the town of Hopewell, a short distance from the Gorham line, died on last Sunday morning about four o'clock. He had been ill for some time with typhoid fever. He survived his wife but a short time, she having been buried about eight weeks ago. Mr. Miles was seventy-six years of age.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 30 January 1907

On Sunday last at the Memorial Hospital, the death occurred of Asa F. Miles, a well-known farmer of the town of Hopewell. Mr. Miles had been sick only since Saturday, the 19th, with bowel trouble. He was removed from his home to the hospital on Thursday, the 24th, and was operated upon the same night, but grew gradually weaker until death came. Mr. Miles was born and had always lived in the town of Hopewell, and was well-known in this vicinity. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie J. Miles, and one daughter, Mrs. James Shannon, of Hopewell. The remains were removed to the late residence of the deceased in Hopewell and the funeral services were held there at 2 p.m. yesterday, Rev. Ward Mosher officiating, with interment in the old cemetery near the Hopewell-Gorham line.



From The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, July 23, 1936

Benjamin Miles

Benjamin Miles
, 74, of 87 Tillotson Street, lifelong resident of Ontario County, died last evening in Memorial Hospital.  Besides his wife, he leaves one son and two daughters, Fred Miles, of Canandaigua; Mrs. Ernest Lord, of Salamanca, and Mrs. M. L. Rhea, of Rochester; two sisters and a brother, Mrs. William Randolph, of Naples; Mrs. Helen Gregory, of Alfred, and Myron Miles, of Rushville; also four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be from the home Saturday at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Stephen S. Pratt, retired Methodist pastor, officiating.

Many thanks to Kerry (Miles) Patrick for this donation.



From Naples Record 24 April 1935

Bert N. Miles,
49, died of heart trouble at his home in Canandaigua on Monday, April 22. He was a native of Canandaigua. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Eugenia R. Miles; and three daughters, Dorothy, Jean and Patricia Miles, all of Canandaigua; and three sisters, Mrs. Clinton Hadsell, and Mrs. Louis Slack of Middlesex, and Mrs. Joseph Lacomb of Waterloo. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today from the home.



From Ontario County Journal 19 November 1915

Charles D. Miles,
aged 65 years, a residence of Clark street, died suddenly of apoplexy at Atlanta on Wednesday morning. Mr. Miles left his home on Monday to visit relatives. Besides his wife, he leaves three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Clinton Hadsell, Mrs. Louis Slack of Middlesex; Mrs. Joseph LaCombs of Waterloo; Llewellyn Miles of Geneva, and Bert N. Miles of Canandaigua. The funeral services will be held at the Methodist church this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. C. M. Eddy will officiate.



The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, February 16, 1938

Fred J. Miles

Fred J. Miles
, 52, died at his home, 87 Tillotson Street, early this morning.  He was born in Gorham July 4, 1885, son of the late Benjamin Miles and Mrs. Bridget Cone Miles, and had lived in this city about three years.

Besides his mother, of this city, he leaves two sons, James Miles, of Rushville, and Gordon Miles, of Victor; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Lord, of Salamanca, and Mrs. Mary Ray, of Rochester; also six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Friday at 2 o'clock from the home, the Rev. Webster D. Melcher, of the Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Many thanks to Kerry (Miles) Patrick for this donation.



From The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, September 27, 1922

FUNERAL SERVICES OF CORPORAL MILES TUESDAY AFTERNOON


Simple burial services for Corporal George A. Miles, son of Mrs. Fred Miles, of Reed Corners, who was killed in action in France in September, 1918, were held from Woodlawn chapel yesterday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Cook, of the Reed Corners Congregational church officiating.  Bearers were W. L. Gates, Richmond s. Beeman, Cletus S. Doyle, LeVerne Gage, Jay Paddock and a soldier who served as military escort from New York.  Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery.  A delegation of Canandaigua Legion men attended the service. Owing to the recent death of Corporal Miles' father and the ill health of his mother, regulation military honors were omitted.

George A. Miles was inducted into the service through the Second district board of Ontario County and went to Camp Devens, Mass., from this city on February 25, 1918.  He served with Company A, 307th Infantry, and according to the report of a "buddy" met his death while rescuing a wounded comrade from a shell hole.  Reports that he was missing from his command were received by his parents on October 1, 1918.  Following later confirmation of his death memorial services were held in the Reed Corners Congregational church on January 26, 1919.

Young Miles was a graduate of Canandaigua Academy, class of 1915, and had been a student at Cornell University.

Many thanks to Kerry (Miles) Patrick for this donation.



From Penn Yan Democrat 25 July 1924

Died in Reeds Corners, July 14, George A. Miles, aged 78 years. He was born in Hopewell March 17, 1846, a son of Loyal and Dollie Stark Miles. For the past 60 years he has lived at Reeds Corners. He is survived by his wife and a daughter, Mrs. C. Cornell of North Dakota; and a son, Charles Miles of Cheshire.



Herald of Truth, Geneva NY, Fri. 22 Jul 1836
[a Universalist newspaper]

DEATHS.  In Geneva, N.Y. on Saturday, the 16th inst., HOLLON MILES, in the 26th year of his age, son of Rev. Stephen Miles.  He was patient and resigned through the progressive stages of the most protracted disease with which we ever knew a mortal to be afflicted.  It had not been his privilege to enjoy even tolerable health for several years.  Some two years since or more he was brought to the very confines of the grave, but to the joy of his friends [family] was again partially restored.  After this time he sent us an article entitled, “Universalism will to do live and die by…” in which he desired to correct the opinion abroad that Universalism will not sustain us in the hour of death.  He had himself realized the excellency of his faith most, when all hope of recovery had fled.  We extract the following from the article alluded to.  “I have not been able to sit up over six or eight hours in a day, and some part of the time not even one, since July last; and yet I remain a firm believer in the final holiness and happiness of the whole human family.”  All which is stated in this article was fully exemplified in his death, he was as he said, “perfectly willing to go.”  Br. Miles was no speculative believer; he manifested the spirit of a Christian in his life, and died rejoicing in the expectation of a happy immortality for a ransomed world.  May we be enabled to bear as respectful a tribute to the memory of all of “like precious faith!”  Our aged Br. Miles and his consort [Polly], who survive their son, although deeply afflicted, yet since it is the will of God, are amply compensated in the reflection, that their son died rejoicing, and that they shall again meet him. Br. [Rev. Jacob] Chase, by request of the deceased, truly tendered the consolations of the Gospel to the afflicted relatives and friends, at the Universalist church, on Monday last.

This contribution was kindly donated by Karen Dau, Rochester NY
Archivist, NY State Convention of Universalists



From Naples Record 18 May 1872

Died in Geneva, May 7th, Tuesday afternoon, 1872, of dropsy and heart disease, Mrs. Lucina E. MIles, wife of Mr. W. W. Miles of Geneva, and youngest daughter of Mr. John Kenfield, of Naples, aged 33 years, 3 months and 6 days. The funeral took place at the M. E. Church in that place, Friday, at two o'clock p.m. The remains were conveyed to Hopewell for burial.



From Geneva Daily Times 28 November 1906

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Yesterday was held the funeral of Mrs. Margaret E. Miles of Hopewell, with burial in Woodlawn, this village. Her husband survives; also one daughter, Mrs. Charles S. Sheppler of Hopewell. Funeral services were conducted by the Dunkalite pastor at Hopewell.



From Ontario Messenger September 21, 1842

DIED, In Hopewell, on the 16th inst., Thomas Miles, in the 83 year of his age, after a long and protracted sickness, which he bore with Christian fortitude.

Kindly submitted by Kerry.  She would welcome contact with anyone interested in this family.



From Ontario County Journal 29 December 1905

Naples, N. Y. - 
The tidings of the death of Rev. Benjamin F. Millard came with a blinding shock to every one who knew him. He had gone two weeks ago to Macedon for hospital treatment for a cancerous sore. His last letter written on Monday spoke of his improvement. He was found dead in his bed on Tuesday. A good man and a great man has gone, endowed by nature and culture with rare gifts of speech, of a discernment of truth and of kindly influence. He had been a minister of the gospel for a half century with an interregnum of a few years of law practice and editorial work. He came to Naples when 32 years of age with a wife and two children to take the pastorate of the Presbyterian church for two years. He afterwards was pastor of the Mariners church, New York, and during this time he was counsel for Dr. Talmadge, tried for heresy, and cleared him. He was recalled to Naples in 1880, and served 17 years, resigning then to the sorrow of every one because of age and infirmity. He married in 1882, Miss Margaret Monier of Naples, and her palatial home had been his home since. She died three years ago, since which time he had failed in physical strength. He was 85 years of age. With all his power as preacher, he was alert to every interest of his beloved country, excelled by none in patriotic thought and speech. He was one who always exercised sound, common sense in dealing with burning questions of the day. His two sons died before him and only one granddaughter, Mrs. Edith Millard Snow, of Pittsburgh, Pa., remains; three brothers, men of eminence; and one sister reside in the west. His stepdaughter, Mrs. Adaline Monier, has cared for him tenderly in his last years. All Naples mourns the loss of this grand old man.



From Ontario County Journal 6 February 1903

Mrs. B. F. Millard
died at her home in Naples yesterday afternoon as the result of a paralytic stroke suffered on Saturday evening. She was 83 years of age. Her daughters, Mrs. H. C. Fiske of Buffalo; Mrs. Margaret Young of Long Island, and Mrs. Adelaide Monier, of this town, were with her. She had suffered many years with rheumatism. Besides the daughters mentioned, deceased is survived by her husband, Rev. B. F. Millard, and one son, James Monier, of Naples.



From Geneva Gazette 19 November 1914

The death of John Millard, a veteran of the civil war, occurred on Sunday morning, at his home, five miles north of the city, on the Steele road. His age was 72 years.



From Ontario County Chronicle 11 February 1903

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Margaret Millard
died at her home Thursday, aged 83 years. She had been in poor health for a long time. She was taken with shock paralysis Saturday, January 31, and was unconscious until her death. She was the wife of Rev. B. F. Millard, who was the pastor of the Presbyterian church here for a number of years and who survives her. Her first husband was James L. Monier. Her children by him, who survive him, are Mrs. Gertrude Fisk of Buffalo, Mrs. Margarette Young of Genesee and James L. Monier and Addie Monier, both of Naples. Mrs. Millard was an intellectual and interesting lady with a large circle of friends. Most of her life was spent here and was strongly interwoven with all that pertained to the best interests of the village and the community. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and much respected by all who knew her.



From Geneva Daily Times 7 November 1932

The death of Mrs. Sarah Millerd, wife of William Millerd of 211 Pulteney street, occurred suddenly yesterday morning at her home. Mrs. Millerd had been feeling slightly indisposed, but was not seriously ill when she retired at night, but when members of the family went to rouse her in the morning, it was discovered that she had died during the night as the result of heart failure. Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. E. T. Rowland of Evanston, Ill., and Mrs. William Whitaker Baer of Wilmette, Ill.; two sisters Mrs. R. T. McCoy of Elizabeth, New Jersey, and Mrs. C. E. Pier of Corning; two brothers, Joseph Balfour of Toronto, Can., and John Balfour of Geneva; and three grandchildren. Mrs. Millerd was a lifelong resident of Geneva and was an active member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from her late residence, with the Rev. Howard H. Hassinger, of St. Peter's church, officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 12 October 1940


Phelps, N. Y. -  William Millard, 80, died yesterday in his home in Mary Street, Phelps. He was born in Urington England and came to this country about 50 years ago and since has resided in the town of Phelps.  He was a member of the Episcopal Church. Surviving are his widow, Ruby; four daughters, Mrs. Carrie Bauer (of) Lyons, Mrs. Anna Flanders of Hornell, Mrs. Jane Burnette of Phelps, and Mrs. Florence Briggs of Penn Yan; two sons, Charles and William of Canandaigua; also ten grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the home on Mary Street at 2:30 p.m. Monday with burial in Newton Cemetery, Junius.



From Ontario County Journal 1 March 1889

Cheshire, N. Y. - Mr. Albert Miller, whom we mentioned a few weeks ago as being very low with consumption, died February 8th. Services were held at the church here, Rev. Mr. Langworthy preaching the funeral sermon.



From Ontario County Journal 18 February 1910

Rushville, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Betsy Miller, aged over 102 years, occurred at her home near Rushville last Friday. Mrs. Miller was born in Victor, where she spent her early life. She was at one time a resident of Canandaigua. She was one of the oldest persons in the state and the oldest in this section.



From Ontario County Journal 26 September 1890

Miller's Corners, N. Y. - The people of this community were shocked and pained beyond measure at the death of Mrs. C. S. Miller, which occurred on Wednesday morning at half past four o'clock. She had been very seriously ill for more than a week, but for a day or two preceding her death her symptoms were more favorably, and strong hopes of her recovery were entertained by her friends. The affliction falls with crushing weight upon her husband and their son and only child, Craig C. Miller. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at three o'clock from the house.



From Ontario County Journal 1 June 1894

Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Carrie Miller,
wife of Geo. H. Miller, died at her home on Thursday last. Mrs. Miller had been in poor health for the past two years, and the complaint was consumption, without a doubt. She leaves a husband and a daughter to mourn her loss.



From Geneva Daily Times 12 June 1909

David P. Miller,
aged 73 years, died last night at 8:45 o'clock at his home, 241 Main street, after but a few days serious illness. On Monday morning as he was about to eat his breakfast he was taken seriously ill, and later pneumonia developed. He was one of the oldest members of the G. A. R. in this city. At the time of the Civil War, he enlisted with the 33d regiment New York Volunteers, and fought in eighteen battles, and was a prisoner in Belle Isle prison. An interesting fact of the deceased's faithfulness to his country and love for his flag until his death is noted in that ever since the presentation of a flag to the Swift Post by Colonel Calvin Walker of the 33d Regiment of which the deceased was a member and since the first standard bearer was shot down in battle, Mr. Miller has always carried the flag on every occasion of its use. Every Memorial Day for years he has borne the flag and although this last May he was physically unable to carry it and his friends and relatives tried to dissuade him from doing so, he replied that he would carry that flag until he dropped, and then he would ride with it.

The deceased was born in Romulus. For years he was night watchman at the Standard Optical Works but for the past few years has been employed by the Geneva Preserving Co. He is survived by his widow and several nieces. A short service will be held at the residence tomorrow afternoon at 5 o'clock. Rev. E. E. Merring, assistant pastor of the Methodist church, will officiate. The G. A. R. members are planning to attend the service. The remains will be taken Monday morning to Lodi for the funeral services and the burial.



From Shortsville Enterprise 22 April 1937

Manchester has lost another of its well-known citizens last week Wednesday when Delbert F. Miller passed away at his home in State street. He was aged 70 years. Mr. Miller was a native of Amro, Wis., but had made his home in Manchester for many years, where he was held in high esteem. The survivors are his wife, Mrs. Clara Cummings Miller; one son, Ainsworth M. Bennett of Manchester; one sister, Mrs. Maud Burdick of Hornell and two brothers, Frank and Edward Miller, also of Hornell. Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon from the Baptist church, conducted by the paster, the Rev. Leon L. Swarthout. The remains were laid at rest in Brookside Cemetery, Shortsville. The bearers were Richard Hudson, Fritz Albrecht, Clyde Edinger, Donald Henry, Earl Springer and Joe Veto, all Eagle Scouts of Troop 19. Manchester.



From Naples News 3 June 1931

Mrs. Eliza Miller,
age 78 years, died at her home on Main street, Saturday morning. following a fall a week ago, when she received a broken hip. Eliza Miller was born in South Bristol April 11, 1863, and married Franklin Miller March 14, 1872. To them were born two sons, Willis J., deceased, and Walter Miller of New York City. Mr. and Mrs. Miller moved to Naples from their farm in South Bristol and bought the late home thirty years ago. She is survived by her husband and son, Walter, and five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the home at 2 o'clock. Rev. F. Ernest Miller, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiated and the burial was in Coye cemetery. Mrs. Miller was a faithful member of the Presbyterian church and active when in good health. Those who attended the funeral from out-of-town: Walter Miller and family of New York; Warner Miller, Schenectady; Benjamin Pollock and wife of Buffalo; Mrs. Daniel Westerbelt of Williamson; Mrs. Mary Bruzee of Syracuse; Frank Williams and wife of Williamson.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 2 August 1927

Clifton Springs, N. Y., Aug. 1 -
Funeral took place on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from the Weld Chapel for Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, 75, for many years a resident of this village, who died Friday at Thompson Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, following a long period of ill health, Rev. R. S. Chalmers of the First Baptist church officiating. She is survived by one granddaughter, Gladys Miller. Interment in River View Cemetery, Gypsum.\



From Ontario County Journal 3 August 1917

The death of Mrs. Elizabeth C. Miller, aged 54 years, occurred at Memorial hospital on Saturday following a long illness. She leaves her husband, Burt Miller; one son, William Brink, of Honeoye Falls, and one daughter, Mrs. Bertha Launt, of West Bloomfield. The funeral services were held at Woodlawn chapel on Tuesday. Interment was at Woodlawn.



From Naples News 5 July 1933

Franklin Miller
died at his home on North Main street, Monday night, July 3rd, 1933, aged 85 years, after an illness of many years. Born in West Monroe, N. Y., in 1847 and when a young man, married Miss Eliza Pierce of Bristol Springs. For many years he conducted a fruit farm at South Bristol, retiring from farming thirty-one years ago, moving to Naples, where he purchased the late home on Main street. Mrs. Miller died two years ago. To them were born two sons, Willis and Walter Miller. He is survived by one son, Walter S. Miller of Brooklyn, N. Y., and a grandson, Warner Miller of Schenectady; four granddaughters and a great-grandchild. A number of years ago, their son, Willis Miller, passed away.

Mr. Miller was a good man, a faithful worker and a member of the Presbyterian church. The funeral was held at the late home on Thursday morning at 10:30, The Rev. F. Ernest Miller, of the Presbyterian church, officiating and the burial in Coye cemetery, South Bristol.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 January 1910

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
The funeral services of the late Freeman Miller were held this afternoon at his late residence on LaDu avenue at 2 o'clock. Rev. V. A. Sage, pastor of the Baptist church, officiated. The burial will be made in River View Cemetery at Gypsum. Mr. Miller died on Tuesday night after an illness of several years. He was born in White Pigeon, Michigan, and was a son of John and Lena Snook Miller. At the age of three years he came to this village with his parents and spent the rest of his life here. He was 72 years old. Mr. Miller is survived by his wife and two adopted daughters.



From Geneva Daily Times 30 September 1903

Mrs. Gabriella Miller,
widow of the late Charles Miller, died yesterday afternoon at the home of her kinsman, John Annan, No 273 Washington street, aged 77 years. The deceased has resided in this city for ten years, and was a member of the North Presbyterian church. She is survived by no near relatives. The funeral will take place from home of Mr. Annan at 1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. In the absence of Dr. N. B. Remick, pastor of North Presbyterian church, Rev. W. W. Weller, of the First Presbyterian church will officiate. The burial will take place in Watkins.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 March 1909

Phelps, N. Y. - George Miller,
aged 36 years, died at 9 o'clock last night at his home on Exchange street. He had been ill about two weeks, his death resulting from a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Miller was born at Oaks Corners and had lived in Phelps practically all his life. Surviving relatives are his wife, formerly Miss Lillian Overslaw, to whom he was married two years ago; also his father, Peter Miller, two sisters, Mrs. Byron Rhodes and Mrs. George Veldevere; and one brother, John Miller, all of Rochester. The funeral will take place Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. C. C. MacLean of the Presbyterian church officiating. Burial will be at the Phelps cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 28 June 1911

Canandaigua, June 27 -
At 3 o'clock this morning, George Miller, a very well-known resident of the west lake shore above Seneca Point, died at his residence after a long period of feeble health. Mr. Miller was born in Riedenhausen, Germany, on November 16, 1839, and emigrated to this country about forty years ago. He first located in a small town in Pennsylvania but soon afterwards removed to this vicinity. He became interested in the wine and vineyard business for Senator Lapham of this village and for some time conducted the latter's vineyards. Soon he became (can't read) with the desire to become a vineyardist in his own right and purchased a small tract of land at the spot on the west lake shore which is now known as Miller's Point. He now leaves one of the finest vineyard properties on the lake.

A number of years ago, Mr. Miller and some of the residents of the lake shore became interested in the People's Line of Steamboats on Canandaigua Lake, and for some time they ran a boat called the Mayflower, a small craft, but later they owned the big Genondawah, which they ran for a long and finally the steamer burned one night while tied at the wharf at Woodville. Mr. Miller was the leading spirit in the steamboat venture, and his son, John M. Miller, was for a long time captain on the Genondawah.

Mr. Miller leaves one son, George Miller, his other son, John, and his wife having died some years ago. The funeral services will be conducted from the late residence on Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock with Rev. C. J. Clement, of New York, officiating. The interment will be made at Coye cemetery in the town of South Bristol not far from the Miller residence.



From Ontario County Journal 4 February 1887

Bristol Springs, N. Y. -
On Monday last, Jan. 31, the people of this neighborhood were saddened by the announcement of the sudden death of Mrs. George Miller. It is true she had not been well for several months, but still few if any thought her life so near its close. She was a very worthy lady and enjoyed the esteem of every acquaintance. The family, consisting of the husband and two sons, have the deep sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement. The funeral was held on Wednesday, meeting at the residence at 12 o'clock and at the Bristol Springs Church for services at 1 o'clock, burial at the Coy Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 11 February 1887

The funeral services of the late Mrs. George Miller of Bristol Springs, were held at the church in that place last week Wednesday, and were very largely attended by friends from Bristol, Cheshire, Canandaigua and Naples, thus showing the high estimation in which she was held. She came from Germany with her husband in 1866, being in very moderate circumstances. They purchased land on the lake shore, and by hard work, economy and enterprise had gained an independence. Mr. Miller had just completed one of the most commodious residences on the lake shore. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community in their affliction.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 August 1905

George H. Miller,
a brakeman on the Lehigh Valley, 36 years of age, who lived at No. 50 Cherry street, was killed this morning shortly after 11 o'clock at Rushville. He was employed with the crew which daily takes a train out on the Middlesex division. As usual this morning the crew was switching some cars at Rushville. Miller was hanging on the side of a car when he was knocked against a stockpen which is used for the loading of the cars with cattle or sheep. It is reported that he was instantly killed. The body will probably be brought to this city this afternoon. Mr. Miller was born in Oaks Corners and after residing in Seneca Falls for a year came to this city nine years ago. For six years he was motorman on the Geneva, Waterloo & Seneca Falls trolley road. He left the trolley company to accept his present position two years ago. He is survived by his widow and two sons, Lewis and Lester Miller.



From Ontario County Journal 13 December 1895

Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Geo. H. Miller,
a veteran of the late war, died at the residence of the late Levi Parsons on Sunday last. His funeral was held at the house on Tuesday, Rev. Eugene Anthony officiating. The only near relative is his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Cooper.



From Geneva Daily Times 29 June 1909

Stanley, N. Y. - George R. Miller
died Sunday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Britton, in Syracuse. The funeral was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at Number Nine church. Burial will be in family lot at Number Nine Cemetery, Rev. A. B. Temple officiating. Mr. Miller was 83 years old and was born Oct. 3, 1826. He is survived by three sons, R. Miller of Victor, J. D. Miller and A. E. Miller of Brooklyn; and one daughter, Mrs. John Britton of Syracuse. Mr. Miller was a lifelong resident of this town and was widely known.



From Geneva Gazette 28 September 1900

Horace L. Miller,
a highly respected citizen of Clifton Springs, died last Sunday night, aged 82 years.  He had lived in Clifton nearly 50 years and was an active worker in the Universalist Church.  His widow survives him.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 January 1911

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
The death of Jacob J. Miller occurred Thursday after an illness of several months. He was born in the Town of Phelps and was in his 85th year. All his life has been spent in this vicinity. About five years ago, he moved with his family from his farm north of this village to his residence at the corner of Pearl street and East Main street where he died. His wife, who was Miss Ruth Vanderhoof, died five years ago. He is survived by a son, William Miller of Clifton Springs; also a granddaughter, Miss Ruth Miller, of this village. Mr. Miller was a member of Sincerity Lodge, F. and A. M., of Phelps. In point of membership, as well as in years, he was the oldest member of this Masonic Lodge. The funeral services, which will be in charge of the Masonic Lodge, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the Baptist church in this village. The interment will be made in Riverview Cemetery at Gypsum.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 September 1908

Gorham, N. Y. -
The death of John Miller, a farmer who had long resided in Gorham, took place at his home in the northern part of the town on Thursday evening. Mr. Miller had been confined to the house for several years with rheumatism. He is survived by his wife and one step-daughter, Miss Mary Rockefeller. The funeral took place from the house on Saturday at 2:30 o'clock, services being conducted by Dr. McColl of the Presbyterian church of this village. Burial was in the village cemetery.



From Ontario County Times 18 March 1885

Port Gibson, N. Y. - Mrs. John Miller
died March 10 at her home south of the village. She was about 71 years old. The funeral was held at her late home on Thursday.



From Ontario County Times 17 December 1890

Port Gibson, N. Y. - John D. Miller,
one of the oldest residents of this vicinity, was found dead in his bed last Friday morning. He was nearly 80 years of age and although he had not been feeling well, his death was a surprise to everyone. The funeral services were held at the house on Sunday last, the Rev. John Easter officiating.



From Geneva Advertiser 3 February 1903

John H. Miller,
the mason, died at his home on Geneva street last Thursday morning, aged 67 years. He was a well-known rifle shot, and has captured many prizes at turkey shoots in years past. His body on a stretcher was removed from the house during the fire Friday afternoon, for the house was considered in extreme danger for an hour. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon.



From Ontario County Journal 10 May 1895

Last Saturday morning John M. Miller died at his home in South Bristol, of diphtheria. He was about 35 years of age. Mr. Miller was the fourth person to die in that vicinity in less than a month of what is now believed to have been in all cases diphtheria. Public funerals were held and the entire neighborhood was exposed. However, there are now but three cases, Mrs. Miller, Gideon Damm, the hired man, and a neighbor, and they are all improving. As was stated last week, the disease was mistaken for pneumonia by the family physician. As captain of the Genundewah, Mr. Miller made many friends who grieve to learn of his untimely death.



From Ontario County Journal 15 June 1906

Naples, N. Y. - Joseph Miller
died at his home at the head of the lake, east side, on Friday, aged 48 years. The funeral was held on Tuesday from the Catholic church in this village. He leaves a wife and two daughters.



From Ontario County Journal 19 January 1877

Reed's Corners, N. Y. - Mrs. Lereno Miller
was found dead in her bed on the morning of the 12th inst. She and her husband have been boarding, for the past few months, with Mr. Andrew Henry.  She was 71 years of age. Her funeral was appointed at the Congregational Church on Sunday last, but the storm of Saturday night so filled up the roads that it was not possible to open them in time for the church service.  We understand her remains were deposited in the cemetery, one mile this side of Rushville, on Tuesday last.  Her daughter, Mrs. Horace Arnold, arrived here from Michigan on Tuesday afternoon.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 20 February 1907

Victor, N. Y. -  Mrs. Mary S. Miller,
widow of the late Luman P. Miller, and one of the oldest residents of the town, died at her home south of this village on Sunday, Feb. 10. She was 84 years of age and had spent her entire life in this town. She was formerly Miss Mary S. Humphrey and was the daughter of Rufus Humphrey. Mrs. Miller is survived by one son, Charles B. Miller of South Norwalk, Conn. The funeral services were held at the family home on Wednesday afternoon. Rev. W. H. Skeels, pastor of the Universalist church of which Mrs. Miller was a faithful member, officiated, assisted by Rev. Lorren Stiles, pastor of the Methodist church. Interment was made in the Boughton Hill cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 10 February 1904

Mrs. May Miller
died at the home of her stepmother, Mrs. Bennett of Clifton Springs, aged 28 years. The funeral will take place at 1:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Burial will be in Phelps.



From Ontario County Times 13 March 1872

Mr. Orrin Miller
died at his residence near the village of Victor on Wednesday evening last, at the ripe old age of nearly 79 years. Mr. Miller was the father of Luman P. Miller, formerly County Superintendent of the poor. He was born in Cooperstown, Otsego county, and in March, 1819, he joined our townsman, Jonas M. Wheeler, Esq., at Augusta, Oneida county, and the two drove westward together with a horse and cutter, or "pung" as it was then called. Arriving at Victor, they purchased of Zenas Dryer a saw mill and thirty acres of land, of which Mr. Miller soon became the sole owner by the purchase of his partners' interest. He subsequently bought sixty acres adjoining that of Oliver Chapin. Upon this property Mr. Miller remained to the end of his life. His funeral was numerously attended Sunday last at the Universalist church in Victor, of which he was an honored member.



From Clifton Springs Press 21 December 1905

Mrs. Ruth A. Miller,
wife of J. J. Miller, died at her home in this village on Friday, December 15th. The deceased was born near Gypsum and was 77 years old. She spent her entire life in the vicinity of her birthplace. A few weeks ago, Mr. and Mrs. Miller moved from their farm northeast of this village, where they had lived about 60 years, to this village. The deceased had been an invalid for several years. She leaves her husband and one son, W. H. Miller, of this village. She was a sister of E. W. Vanderhoof of New York City. The funeral services were held at her late residence on Monday afternoon, and the interment was made in the Gypsum cemetery.



From Ontario County Times 18 August 1875

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Samuel Miller,
of Miller's Corners, died last Friday, after an illness of only a few days. The deceased was a young man of promising abilities and a great favorite among the people where he lived. One seldom sees a community as deeply affected by the death of a member as were the people of Miller's Corners on this occasion.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 October 1907

W. W. Miller
, aged 60 years, died yesterday afternoon at five o'clock at his home, No. 7 Fairfax Building, on Linden street. Death was due to general debility. Deceased was born in Fayetteville, N. Y. He has been a resident of this city for the past twelve years, conducting a jewelry store at No. 380 Exchange street. In connection with the jewelry business, he repaired all kinds of musical instruments and was a musician himself. He was a member of Old Castle Lodge, No. 299, I. O. O. F., and of Twentieth Century Legion, No. 407, N. P. L. Besides his widow, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Samuel Lewis of this city; one son, W. W. Miller, Jr., of Syracuse; two brothers, Edwin A. Miller of Minnesota and Martin E., of Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. H. G. Livingston, Mrs. M. E. Corwin, and Mrs. Charles DeLong of Cortland, and Mrs. Albert Kinn of Hastings, Mich. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the house. Rev. W. W. Weller, pastor of the First Presbyterian church will officiate and interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 6 October 1876

Miller's Corners, N. Y. -
On Monday the 2d there was a terrible accident by which Mr. William Miller of West Bloomfield lost his life.  He had been loading hay and was in the act of binding when the binding pole broke and he fell on the barn floor striking upon his head and dislocated his neck, the cause of his death, which occurred on Thursday morning. He leaves a wife and two children -- one an invalid.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 29 May 1917

Geneva, May 28 -
The death of Mrs. William A. Miller, of North Exchange street, occurred this morning at 10:45 o'clock. Mrs. Miller was 64 years of age. She leaves her husband, two daughters, Mrs. David Reed and Mrs Leila Gilmour, Geneva; and one brother, William Day, of this city. Funeral services will be held at the residence on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Ralph S. Cushman, pastor of the First Methodist church, will officiate. Interment will be made in the Oaks Corners cemetery.



From Naples News 30 April 1913

Willis Miller,
the younger son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Miller, died in Buffalo Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock after a surgical operation. The operation was performed Monday by Dr. Parks. His father and brother, Walter, were present at the operation which seemed favorable to all and Mr. Miller returned home and reported that his son was doing well. By phone yesterday the wife and parents were told that he was dead. Mr. Miller was 38 years of age. He is survived by his wife and two children; his mother and father and brother, Walter. Mr. Miller went to Buffalo Tuesday night to bring the body to Naples.



From Ontario County Chronicle 3 December 1902

The death of Nathan J. Milliken, which occurred at his home in this village last Wednesday night, removes the last of the really strong, forceful newspaper writers of Western New York, who had so much to do with shaping the affairs of government before and during the War of the Rebellion. Mr. Milliken founded the Ontario County Times in January, 1852, and last January he celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. The editor of the Chronicle had known Mr. Milliken for twenty-five years, was in his employ ten and one-half years, during which time only the most pleasant relations existed. He was a master printer, a fearless, vigorous and trenchant writer, and a kind and generous employer. In congratulating him on his fiftieth anniversary last January, the Chronicle said: "In his prime he gave to his patrons a personality much like that which Thurlow Weed and George A. Dawson gave to the Albany Journal, Horace Greeley to the Tribune, and Col. A. K. McClure to the Philadelphia Times. Among rural weekly newspaper writers of twenty-five years ago, Mr. Milliken had but one equal in Western New York, and that was Stafford C. Cleveland, of the Yates County Chronicle, who died in Fort Myer, Florida, some years since."

He was a man of strong conviction, and once having made up his mind as to the fitness or unfitness of a man for political preferment, Mr. Milliken championed the cause of his choice in a manner which left no room for doubt as to where and how he stood in the matter. Nor did he wait to see what a county, state or national convention was going to do in the matter. He made his choice in advance and instead of following he fought to have others follow him. Such a course gave his paper character and made him a leader. As a citizen he was ever upright, honest, and had the respect and confidence of all who knew him.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 25 January 1894

Mrs. N. J. Milliken,
wife of Postmaster Milliken of Canandaigua, died Tuesday, after a lingering illness. She is survived by her husband, two sons, Charles F., of Canandaigua, and Roy B. Milliken of Rochester, and two daughters, Mrs. Henry S. Hubbell and Miss Josephine Milliken, both residents of this village. The funeral will be held from her late residence this afternoon.



From Geneva Daily Times 10 May 1909

Manchester, N. Y. -
At 5:30 o'clock Saturday morning Henry Milliman, who lived with his daughter and her husband on the Edwin s. Tracy farm, one mile south of Port Gibson, fell dead while assisting in doing the morning work in the barn. He and his son-in-law were together in the barn when the latter heard a groan, and before he could reach the old man he had fallen to the floor. Thinking he had fainted, the younger man tried to restore the elder to consciousness, but when all efforts proved unavailing, he hurriedly summoned L. H. Smith of Palmyra, who found Mr. Milliman dead. Coroner Daniel A. Eiseline of Shortsville, who was summoned, gave heart failure as the cause. Mr. Milliman was about 71 years of age and until recently had been a resident of Newark, N. Y. He is survived by three sons and three daughters, William Milliman and Reuben Milliman of Palmyra, Carl Milliman of Port Gibson, Mrs. Laura Cole of Newark, Mrs. John F. Burns of Port Gibson, with whom he lived, and Miss Daisy Milliman of Port Gibson.



From Geneva Daily Times 29 July 1910

Mrs. Margaret Amy Milliman,
aged 23 years, died at the Behan Hospital in Canandaigua last night at 11 o'clock. The remains were brought to the undertaking rooms of Yells Brothers and will later be removed to the residence of John Noonan, No. 30 North Exchange street. Besides her husband, she leaves two children and four brothers, Patrick and Thomas Philben of this city; and Michael and Anthony Philben, and two sisters, Ellen Corcoran, Mary Anna Philben of Ireland. The funeral will take place from the house at 8:30 o'clock Monday morning and at 9 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales church. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 10 August 1888

Samuel D. Millington of West Bloomfield died August 3, aged 84 years and 5 months. He was a man of sterling principles, with never a thought of giving up; no matter what difficulties were in the way, they must be overcome; a good neighbor, a good husband, a good father, always counseling do not be discouraged, keep trying, perseverance will overcome all obstacles. Forty-three years he had lived on the same farm, proving that change was not the essential element of his life. No change did he want in the dear home where he had lived so many years; leave it as it is till I am gone, and the son and daughter he lived with gratified his wishes, and the place remained the same. they have only pleasant memories of the dear old father that is gone.



From Ontario County Chronicle 25 November 1903

Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Adelbert Mills,
one of Shortsville's most esteemed ladies, died suddenly Thursday night from what was supposed to be paralysis. Mrs. Mills was out calling on a neighbor, about 5 o'clock returning to her home, where she was found on the floor in an unconscious condition by her husband shortly after 6 o'clock. A physician was summoned, but she died about 10 o'clock, never regaining consciousness. Mrs. Mills had an exceptionally large circle of friends and was a woman of much influence in the circle in which she moved. She is survived by her husband, Adelbert Mills, and one son, William Mills, both of Shortsville.



From Naples Record 9 November 1872

Mrs. Mills, relict of Elisha Mills,
died here on Nov. 8th, aged 90 years. She was living with her daughters at the time of her death. The funeral will be from the Presbyterian church tomorrow at 2 p.m.



From Ontario County Journal 1 September 1882

Victor, N. Y. -
The death of Mr. Jabez Mills from cancer occurred on Sunday. He was the father of Hugh Mills and has suffered a long time with this disease. The funeral was attended from his late residence in Farmington on Wednesday of this week.



From Geneva Daily Times 15 April 1907

Naples, N. Y. - Miss Jane Mills died at her home Saturday at the age of 89 years. She was born in Naples and had always lived here. She was well educated and for many years a teacher. At one time she was correspondent for a Rochester newspaper. She was a refined and estimable woman. Her sister, Mrs. Demond, died last winter. One niece, Cora Demond of Naples and one nephew, Clinton Demond of Canandaigua, survive her.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 November 1904

Phelps, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Mary Nye Mills, seventy-six years old, occurred yesterday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Eunie Crothers, on East Main street, where for a number of years she has made her home. Mrs. Mills was born in the town of Sodus, June 24, 1828. In 1852 she was married to William C. Mills, of Newark, and lived there about twenty years. Upon the death of her husband, thirty-two years ago, Mrs. Mills moved to Phelps and has lived here ever since. For some time past she had been ill with Bright's disease. Mrs. Mills is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Eunice Crothers, of Phelps, Mrs. George Cox of Sodus, and a brother, James Nye, of Albany. The funeral services will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Prichard tomorrow afternoon at 1:30. After the services the remains will be taken to East Newark for burial.



From Ontario County Journal 2 July 1880

Gorham, N. Y. - Mrs. Homer Millspaugh,
the last but one of the sisters of the Groesbeck family, departed this life on the 25th ult. Her funeral took place from the family residence on Monday afternoon of this week, and was largely attended.



From Ontario County Journal 19 May 1911

Naples, N. Y. -  Mrs. Jane Andruss Miner,
who spent most of her 84 years in Naples, as a milliner, and who was held in high esteem, died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carrie Dartt, in Elmira, where she had lived for three years past. She was of an old Scotch family and was proud of her lineage. She leaves a husband in the West, who became too infirm to care for himself or her, and went to spend his last days with his sons in Michigan.



From Ontario County Repository & Messenger 10 July 1872

On Friday morning Mrs. Miner, relict of Seth Miner, formerly of this village, hung herself in a peach tree, in the garden of the Griswold homestead. She has been for several years deranged at times, and has been for several weeks the guest of Mrs. Alfred Griswold, in care of her daughter, Mrs. Otto, who was temporarily absent. Yesterday morning (Friday) Mrs. Griswold entered the room of Mrs. Miner at 2 a.m., and found her comfortable; but later at 3 or 4 a.m., Mrs. Miner climbed out of the window, closing the shutter after her, and went to a mill race at the foot of the garden where it is supposed she tried to drown herself. The water being confined above and too low, it is thought she could not succeed. Mr. Billings, residing close by heard the noise she made, but supposed it was some animal and did not go out. After leaving the brook, she climbed into a peach tree, close by in the garden, threw her night dress over a limb and brought a corner around her neck, tucking it firmly under her ear, and slid off from the limb on which she sat; she was dead at 5 a.m., when found. Naples Record.



From Shortsville Enterprise 18 October 1939

Her many local friends were grieved to learn on Saturday of the tragic death of Mrs. Valere Minet which had occurred that afternoon as the result of an auto crash on the Pittsford-Victor highway at Bushnell's Basin. Mrs. Minet was the former Margaret Gilligan of Clifton Springs, and at one time her father, T. J. Gilligan, had been agent at the Lehigh Valley transfer station in the Manchester yards. Both were well-known locally. The fatality occurred when a car operated by Mr. Minet crashed into a truck owned by Lawrence C. Barnes of Cheshire and operated by Glenn Olmstead, 21, of Canandaigua. Both Mr. Barnes and Olmstead are also known locally, since their trucking service daily travels thru this vicinity.

Mrs. Minet was killed instantly, while Mr. Minet suffered scalp lacerations and a knee injury. He was taken to the Rochester General Hospital, where he was released on Sunday. Beside her husband, Mrs. Minet is survived by three children, Betty Marie, Yvone and Valere, Jr.; her mother and two brothers, Thomas Gilligan of Clifton Springs and John Gilligan of Clarendon, Va.; also a sister, Mrs. Henry Peck of Clifton Springs. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning from her late home and at 9:30 from St. Felix Church, conducted by the Rev. James O'Brien. Burial was made in St. Agnes cemetery.



From Shortsville Enterprise 19 May 1911

Claude H. Mink
died at his home in Sheldon street on Sunday afternoon at one o'clock. He had been ill for the past three months and his death was attributed to heart trouble. He was aged 52 years. Mr. Mink had been a resident of the Parlor Village  for the past three years, coming here from Waterloo where he had resided many years. He was born in the town of Farmington and was a son of the late Philip Mink. The survivors are his wife, who was formerly Miss Mary Dickerson, of Waterloo; one daughter, Miss Helen Mink, both residents of this village; three brothers, Edward Mink and Winfield Mink of Farmington; and Lincoln Mink of Shortsville; also three sisters, Mrs. Catherine Lovejoy of Victor; Mrs. Waltz of Michigan, and Mrs. Romelia Murray of Illinois. The funeral obsequies were held from his late home on Tuesday morning at nine o'clock and were conducted by Rev. O. E. Newton of Phelps, pastor of Trinity church in this place. The interment was in Waterloo.



From Ontario County Journal 25 February 1910

Manchester, N. Y. - Frederick L. Mink,
aged 48 years, died at his farm home, just south of this corporation, on Tuesday night at 12 o'clock, having been in poor health for some time. He was born in the town of Farmington and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Philip Mink. His wife and four daughters, Mrs. John Conover of Victor, and Florence, Edith and Edna Mink, residing at home; two sisters and four brothers, Edward Mink of Manchester, Lincoln and Claude Mink of Shortsville, and Winfield Mink of Farmington, survive him. He was a highly respected and well-known business man. He was a member of the Shortsville lodge of I. O. O. F. His funeral will be held at his late home this afternoon at 2 o'clock.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 July 1908

Phelps, N. Y. -
The lifeless body of Mrs. Herman Mink was found hanging from a rafter in the horse barn by her husband, Saturday night shortly after eight o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Mink reside three miles northwest of Phelps on what is known as the Daniel Case farm. The woman had shown signs of insanity for some time and had been undergoing treatment at a hospital. About two months ago she came home apparently improved but had been under almost constant surveillance by her husband who feared that she would take her life. Some years ago she attempted self-destruction by chloroform. Mrs. Mink had been despondent all day Saturday. After supper she slipped out of the house unknown to her husband who instituted a search for his wife as soon as her absence was discovered. Mrs. Mink must have gone directly to the barn where she succeeded in accomplishing her death. Mr. Mink cut the body down and then summoned Dr. Pratt of Manchester in the meantime working himself to restore life. Dr. Eiseline of Shortsville accompanied Dr. Pratt and as coroner took charge of the case. On learning the facts Coroner Eiseline rendered a verdict of death by suicide. Mrs. Mink was about fifty years of age. She and her husband came to the town of Phelps from Manchester about six years ago and purchased the Case farm. They have no children.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 1 August 1906

Honeoye, N. Y. -  Mrs. Michael Minnehan
died suddenly at her home Saturday night. She is survived by her husband and five sons, Michael, Daniel, Patrick and Frank of this place, and William of this place. Mrs. Minnehan was a woman of fine christian character. The funeral will be held from St. Mary's Church Tuesday morning.



From Geneva Daily Times 15 December 1929

The funeral of Nelson S. Minns, who died on Tuesday after a six months' illness, was held on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home. The Rev. Samuel H. Edsall of Trinity church, Geneva, officiated. Burial was made in Whitney cemetery at Seneca Castle. He leaves his wife, two sons, Charles and Clinton, both at home, and two brothers, Albert Minns of Buffalo, and Frank Minns of the town of Seneca.



From Ontario County Journal 20 November 1874

Sad Death -
Two or three weeks since we noticed an accident to Mr. Bruce Minor, of Manchester, who had his hand badly mutilated in a corn husker.  The injured hand was dressed by an attending physician, and no serious results were apprehended beyond the loss of the use of the hand for a few weeks.  On Wednesday evening of last week he was attacked with lock jaw, finding difficulty in opening his jaws, and on Thursday, they closed tightly together and about noon he died suddenly.  His funeral took place on Sunday last.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 January 1930

The funeral of Mrs. Mary A. Missner, who died yesterday morning at the home of her son, George R. Missner, will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the home of her son with Rev. F. T. Drewett of the First Baptist church officiating. Interment will be in Washington Street cemetery.



 
From Ontario County Journal 3 September 1915

Naples, N. Y. -  On Saturday evening, at the home of his son, Clark Mitchell, in Garlinghouse, occurred the death of Benjamin Mitchell, aged 71 years. Mr. Mitchell had been ill for a long time with creeping paralysis. He was born in Dansville, but had made his home with his son for several weeks. He leaves two sons, Frank Mitchell, of Eelpot and Clark, of Garlinghouse; and one daughter, Mrs. Frank Eldredge of Geneva. Funeral services were held from the Garlinghouse schoolhouse on Tuesday.



From Ontario County Journal 3 September 1909

At Shortsville on Wednesday evening occurred the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell, wife of F. D. Mitchell, a brother of Dr. O. T. Mitchell, of this place. Mrs. Mitchell was formerly a resident of Canandaigua. The funeral services will be held at the home of Dr. J. D. Cooke in Shortsville tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock.



From Ontario County Journal 2 January 1903

Allen's Hill, N. Y. -  Mrs. Emeline Johnson Mitchell
died at her home in Naples on Tuesday, December 23, aged 72 years. She was born in Bristol in 1830, and married George Johnson in 1853. They commenced housekeeping on the Johnson homestead at this place, where they lived until the death of Mr. Johnson, July 19, 1898. September, 1900, she married Theophilus Mitchell, of Naples, where she had since resided. She left, besides her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Jennie O. Mitchell, of this place, and Mrs. Emma Stewart of Livonia. Funeral services were held at the home in Naples on Thursday, December 25, and the body was brought here for burial on Friday afternoon. Rev. Arthur Mellin of Honeoye Falls conducted the burial service.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 3 June 1874

Mrs. Frances Mitchell,
for upwards of forty years an inmate of the County Home, will be remembered by many f the older visitors to the Poor House. She died on the 24th inst., and her funeral services, on Sunday were of unusual interest. The were held under the trees in the lawn fronting the building, where seats had been arranged by a large number of persons living in the neighborhood and others interested in the institution, besides the inmates. The deceased was 84 years of age. She died after a very short illness. She has for many years been the subject of mental derangement, as well, but her quiet and dignified demeanor, as well as her gentle and amiable disposition, made her a general favorite. On account of a reverse of fortune, added to the derangement of mind, she became a county charge as early as 1826, and she was one of three who first occupied the county buildings in Hopewell, which were opened in that year. With the exception of a few years this has been her home for this long period, and here she has dwelt contented, well cared for by successive Keepers and Superintendents, rich in her own fancies, and mother of inmates, gleaning in the fields, or with busy hands embroidering her bed or her personal attire with characteristic disregard of the caprice of fashion. 

The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Mr. Thanbya, a native Burmese, who has just completed his education in this country, assisted by Rev. Mr. Powell, of Hopewell Centre. It is worthy of remark that in the group which were paying the last service of respect to the deceased, were representatives of the four corners of the globe. An Asiatic, convert to Christianity, officiated and among the bearers were Europeans, Americans, and descendants of Africa. One of the latter is Arkelass Fletcher, long a resident of Naples, now an inmate of the County House, who at the great age of 110 years possesses much of the vigor and elasticity of youth.




From Ontario County Journal 17 January 1913

The death of Mrs. James Mitchell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lucy, Jefferson avenue, occurred at her home in Geneva on Friday, aged 35 years. Besides her husband, two sons and her parents survive. Interment was in Calvary cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 4 May 1900

Bristol, N. Y. -
The funeral of Joseph Mitchell, who died Thursday, April 26, took place at the home of his son, Frank Mitchell, Saturday afternoon. The services were conducted by the Rev. F. F. Buckner. Mr. Mitchell was of a kind, genial disposition and will be happily remembered in this community. He is survived by three sons, Frank and Howard Mitchell of Bristol; Ollie Mitchell of Honeoye; and two daughters, Mrs. Frank Simmons and Fannie Mitchell of Bristol.



From Ontario County Journal 3 April 1891

Naples, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Julia Tiffany Mitchell occurred on Monday night. She was 57 years of age. In June she lost a beloved daughter, and since then has been gradually failing. Her son, Prof. Arthur T. Mitchell, of Andover, N. Y., is the only remaining child. He was here at the funeral on Thursday.



From Geneva Courier May 18 1859

Hon. Peter Mitchell, of Manchester, died on Tuesday, the 10th inst., in the 65th year of his age.  He was one of the most widely known and influential citizens of the town in which he lived, and has held many offices of public trust, among them, that of Representative in the State Legislature.  He belonged to the Democratic School of Politicians.  His funeral was attended on Friday.



From Geneva Gazette 31 July 1891

Obituary - Robert Mitchell died at his residence on Genesee st. this morning, after two weeks illness, aged 82 years.  He was born in Kessington, Eng., and came to America in 1830 and settled  in Geneva the year following, which has ever since been his home.  For many years he was associated with the father of Wm. P. Hayward in the boot and shoe trade, succeeding his partner after Mr. Hayward's death.  Unfortunate reverses followed, as an outcome of which his son, the late John A., succeeded him. Mr. Mitchell was a lifelong and exemplary member of the M. E. Church, at which funeral services over his remains will be held next Sunday afternoon.  One child survives, and she is a widow, Mrs. A. J. Swallow.



From Geneva Courier 9 April 1879

Mrs. Robert Mitchell, wife of our well known townsman, died on Thursday last, April 3, after a long illness.  She was 63 years of age the day she died.  Mrs. Mitchell was a daughter of the late John Anthony of Seneca, and was born in Mississippi.  She came to Geneva in 1828, and was married to Mr. Mitchell in 1835.  For over forty years she has been his faithful wife, and her life endeared her to many acquaintances and friends.  She was a kind parent, a good neighbor, and a sincere Christian.  She left two children, John A. Mitchell, and Mrs. A. J. Swallow.  The funeral took place from the home on Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. A. J. Kenyon, officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 9 June 1905

Naples, N. Y. -
Naples would do honor to the memory of Theophilus A. Mitchell, who left his home here last fall to live with his son, Roy A., in Canandaigua, because of feeble health. Not recovering, he was taken three weeks ago to Memorial Hospital where he died, at the age of 73 years. After services at the home of the son, conducted by Rev. Ward Mosher, Sunday afternoon, the body was brought here on Monday and a burial service held in the cemetery. Mr. Mitchell had been a citizen of Naples 35 years, having been born in Bristol, where he married Miss Julia Tiffany, who died in 1890, one year after the death of a beloved daughter, Blanche. About four years ago Mr. Mitchell married Mrs. Emeline Johnson of Richmond, who lived only about two years thereafter. Two sons, Roy and Professor Arthur C., of New York, survive. He was a kind, honest man, a loyal citizen and a faithful member of the Methodist church.



From Ontario County Chronicle 31 December 1902

Allens Hill, N. Y. -
In Naples, Wednesday morning, December 24, Mrs. Theophilus Mitchell died at her home, aged 71 years, 9 months and 10 days. Death, so sudden and unexpected, has cast a gloomy sadness over the household that was so recently the throne of happiness. No one can realize the depth of sorrow that weighs down the hearts of the afflicted until that affliction falls upon themselves. Mrs. Mitchell was a noble woman, full of life and mirth, and ever surrounded by many friends that her goodness won for her. During her illness everything was done by willing hands and loving hearts to administer to her earthly comfort. Surrounded by those she dearly loved and under the ministration of the most unremitting care and affection, she calmly and gently sank into rest, and the bright smile of peace and happiness lighted up her face as she ended her noble life. She leaves a husband and two daughters, Mrs. L. A. Mitchell of this place and Mrs. A. N. Stewart of Livonia, to whom she had been a devoted mother. Her untimely death has caused a feeling of sadness in this community where she lived so many years. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved family. Her remains were brought here last Friday for burial.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 October 1928

Joseph Mitten
died this morning at 5 o'clock at the home of his son-in-law, Fred C. Predmore, following a short illness. He is survived by four sons, Thomas and Edward of Rochester, William of Brooklyn and Robert of New York City; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 2:30 Saturday afternoon from the home of his son-in-law. Rev. Fred Drewett, of the First Baptist church, will officiate. Interment will be in Washington Street Cemetery.



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