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
Joseph, who is but three days old; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah
of this city; two brothers, William of Chicago, and Jeremiah of this
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
From The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, July 23, 1936
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
resident of this city for the past twelve years, conducting a jewelry
at No. 380 Exchange street. In connection with the jewelry business, he
repaired all kinds of musical instruments and was a musician himself.
was a member of Old Castle Lodge, No. 299, I. O. O. F., and of
Century Legion, No. 407, N. P. L. Besides his widow, he is survived by
daughter, Mrs. Samuel Lewis of this city; one son, W. W. Miller, Jr.,
Syracuse; two brothers, Edwin A. Miller of Minnesota and Martin E., of
four sisters, Mrs. H. G. Livingston, Mrs. M. E. Corwin, and Mrs.
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
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
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
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
overcome all obstacles. Forty-three years he had lived on the same
proving that change was not the essential element of his life. No
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
his wishes, and the place remained the same. they have only pleasant
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.
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
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
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
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
at the foot of the garden where it is supposed she tried to drown
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
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
under her ear, and slid off from the limb on which she sat; she was
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
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
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.
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
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
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
was 57 years of age. In June she lost a beloved
and since then has been gradually failing. Her son, Prof. Arthur T.
of Andover, N. Y., is the only remaining child. He was here at the
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
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
From Ontario County Chronicle 31 December 1902
Allens Hill, N. Y. - In Naples, Wednesday morning, December 24, Mrs.
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
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