"Mum" to "Mz" Obituaries
From Ontario County Journal 3 April 1914
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Emma Mumby died on Saturday night at
her late home in Reed Corners, after a brief illness. She was the
daughter of Charles Dolman, and was born in England 62 years ago. She
had resided in this country 41 years. She is survived by her husband,
George Mumby, and a son, Charles Mumby, both of Reed Corners; and two
grandchildren, Fred and Charles Roat, who had made their home with the
grandparents since the mother's death. The funeral services were held
on Tuesday, Rev. McCall, of the Presbyterian church, officiating.
From Victor Herald 15 April 1893
Jacob Mumerale died on Wednesday at his home near
Young's Mill in Farmington, 70 years. The funeral was held yesterday
at the Hook, Rev. Mr. Gomph of Pittsford conducting the services.
From Fairport Herald 14 May 1931
Farmington, N. Y., May 10 - Mrs. Ruth Bates Mumerow, wife of
Clarence Mumerow, who recently purchased the late Jack Hosey farm near
Farmington Station, passed away at the Memorial Hospital at Canandaigua
Friday morning after a long illness. She was 30 years of age and leaves
her husband, two children, Robert and Betty of this place; one sister,
Mrs. Minnie McAllister; one brother, Arthur Bates of Canandaigua.
Funeral services were conducted from the home at 2:30 Sunday afternoon,
Rev. Charles N. St. John, pastor of the Congregational church of
Canandaigua officiating. Interment was made in South Farmington
From Ontario County Journal 26 April 1878
Reed's Corners, N.
Y. - Mr. Ansel Mumford died last Sunday morning. The funeral
was attended from his late residence on Tuesday last. His age was
65 years old.
From Geneva Palladium 11 July 1827
In Geneva, on the 7th inst. Mr. George Mumford, aged 50
a wound received by the accidental discharge of a fowling piece.
was a native of England, and for many years an inhabitant of this
From Ontario County Journal 5 July 1901
Canadice, N. Y. - Lorenzo Munck, an aged man, living in
Hunt's Hollow, wandered away from his home on Wednesday, June 26.
Saturday he was found in the woods. The burial took place in the
From Fairport Monroe County Mail 4 March 1915
Henry Mundt of Victor died Thursday, aged sixty-five years. He was
engaged sawing wood and died suddenly. A wife and three daughters
From Geneva Daily Times 12 August 1920
William Mundt, 53 years of age, died this morning at his home, 261
William street, after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Helena Mundt, and one son, John Mundt, of this city. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 16 August 1916
Canandaigua, Aug. 14 - The death of
Mrs. Dwight Munger occurred yesterday in New York city after a long illness.
Mrs. Munger was formerly a resident of Canandaigua and was well known here. She
leaves two daughters, Miss Jane Munger, of Washington, and Miss Christine
Munger, of New York city. The body will be brought to Canandaigua Wednesday
morning for interment in Woodlawn cemetery. Services will be held at the chapel
in Woodlawn cemetery at 11:30 o'clock with Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord, rector of
St. John's Episcopal Church, officiating.
County Journal 23 June 1876
Mr. Merrick Munger, a prominent citizen, died at his residence in
this place last Friday evening, after a long and painful illness.
He was about 70 years of age. He came to Canandaigua about
forty years ago from Somers, Conn., where he was born. He leaves
a wife, two daughters and one son -- M. Dwight Munger, of this place.
Two brothers, we believe, survive him--Lyman Munger, formerly a
business man at Penn Yan, now in the west, and Captain Bennett Munger,
of this town.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 February 1907
Phelps, N. Y. - Orange Munger, a former well-known resident
of this place, died Wednesday at the Soldiers Home, Bath. He had been
visiting his son, Adelbert Munger, in this village for the past two
months and had only returned to the Soldiers' Home for a few days
before his death. His death was due to apoplexy. He leaves four sons,
Adelbert, Edward, Wallace and Walter Munger. The remains were taken to
Lyons for burial.
From Geneva Gazette 24 March 1899
Mr. William Munn died at his residence on North Main street last
Tuesday night. He leaves a widow, whose first husband was John A.
Mitchell and maiden name Miss Hopgood. Mr. Munn was related to
the Messrs. Licht of the Patent Cereals Co. and was himself a
stockholder in that corporation. He was an estimable gentleman of
the old school. His funeral will be held today and interment made
in Glenwood cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 31 December
Mrs. Mary Munsee died late yesterday afternoon at the home of
Alice B. Owen, No. 42 Colt street, aged sixty-five years. The deceased
for many years was a resident of Dansville, but for the last three
years she has been residing with her sisters in Santa Cruz, California.
Owing to her feeble health and a desire to again see her daughter, Mrs.
of this city, she came east early in the fall. On arriving in the city
she was taken worse and for a time was at the City hospital, but
later was taken to Mrs. Owen's boarding house. The only survivors are
her daughter of this city and her two sisters in California. The
funeral took place this afternoon from Murphy & Allison's
undertaking rooms, Rev. C. E. Jewell officiating. Burial was in
From Ontario County Times 26 May 1880
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Florence Munsell died of typhoid fever May
19th, aged 27 years, and was buried on May 21. The funeral sermon was
preached by Rev. Mr. Hamilton of Moravia, a former pastor.
From Ontario County Journal 27 May 1910
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Lydia M. Munsell died at her
home on May 20, after a long and painful illness from heart disease.
The funeral was held from the residence on Sunday. Rev. A. A. Reavely
officiated, assisted by Rev. W. D. Robinson. Lydia Watkins was born at
Collins in 1831. In 1850 she was united in marriage to Lawson Munsell.
Her residence from that time until 1895 was at Wolcott, where the
family circle was broken by the death of the husband and father. Mrs.
Munsell had since lived in this place with her only daughter, Margaret,
who is a member of the school faculty. She had made many friends here.
She was a consistent member of the Methodist church and was interested
in every good work of the community. Besides her daughter, Margaret,
she is survived by a sister, the widow of Ex-Governor Gibbs of Oregon,
and three sons: William of Chicago, Ill; Lucien of Attica; and LaVerne
of Buffalo. Interment took place at Wolcott on Monday.
From Ontario County Journal 5 March 1909
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Arcene Migeon
Munson, widow of Henry Munson, occurred at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Henry M. Parmele, at an early hour on Wednesday morning.
Though Mrs. Munson had been in failing health, her remarkable vitality
had resisted the weakening encroachments of old age and she had been
critically ill only since Friday. For 60 years she had been a resident
of this village. She was born in Harricourt, Department of Ardennes,
France, on Sept. 27, 1822, and when seven years of age, her father,
Henry Migeon, brought his family to this country. A warm personal
friend of her grandfather, General LaFayette, had given to her father
letters of introduction to his friends in this country, in whose
defense he had borne arms when the young republic was struggling for
liberty. The voyage was made in a sailing vessel and occupied nine
weeks. Mr. Migeon, with his family, settled in Torrington, Conn., and
later removed to Litchfield, where he purchased the Governor Wolcott
home, one of the beautiful historic places of that state, where in 1776
the women of the town had met and melted a statue of George III, and
from the molten mass made bullets to be used in the cause of freedom.
Within its walls Washington and LaFayette had enjoyed the hospitality
of Governor Wolcott, and within these same historic walls, in 1849,
Mrs. Munson's father entrusted her to the keeping of her husband, whom
she had met while on a trip to Niagara Falls in company with her
father. Mr. Migeon and his daughter had stopped at East Bloomfield to
visit the Newton home. Mr. and Mrs. Munson's home was in the cottage
next to the academy, and there Mrs. Munson and her two daughters
continued to reside after the death of Mr. Munson in 1864. Eight years
ago, Mrs. Munson removed with Mr. and Mrs. Parmele to their present
residence. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. B. S. Eastwood, of
Huntington, Mass., and Mrs. Parmele, three granddaughters and one
sister, Mrs. Brahy, of Paris, France. The funeral will be held from the
Parmele home this morning at 11 o'clock, Rev. W. D. Robinson
From Ontario Republican Times 11 March 1863
Died January 2nd, 1863, in Lincoln Hospital, Washington, D. C.,
of wounds received at the battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Buell
Munson, of Company C., 126th Regt. N. Y. S. V., aged 21 years,
son of Frederick Munson, of East Bloomfield. During much of last year
he was an assistant in the Mansion House Hospital, Alexandria, which he
left, by his own request and against the remonstrances of the
to join his comrades in the field; though, as he said, he felt sure he
going out to die. He was known and respected by his company as a
and his piety, patience and gentleness, both in the Hospital and in the
field, made him many friends, and now render his memory fragrant
a large circle of afflicted relatives. He was the twelfth soldier that
has fallen from the loyal town of East Bloomfield, which has but 2160
but has sent her full quota of volunteers into the field.
From Ontario Republican Times 29 October 1862
Died Tuesday morning, October 28th, in Canandaigua, Charles Henry
Munson, son of Luther Munson, Esq., of East Bloomfield, in the 25th
year of his age. More than four years ago he settled in Rochester, in
profession of Surgeon Dentist, and became a member of the Central
Church, afterwards removing for a time to Pittsburgh. In October 1861,
he enlisted in the 85th Regiment of N.Y.S.V., Co. B, Capt. Clark. After
months spent near Washington, and then at Yorktown, he was released
active service in order to take care of the sick, and was at length
with typhoid fever, and during two marches carried in an
While ill in a camp hospital, he was taken prisoner by the rebels,
narrowly escaping being killed, also by a shell which passed over
as he lay down and not being able to stand, was transported to Richmond
on a load of muskets. There he remained a prisoner and a sufferer seven
weeks, when he was exchanged and brought to New York, where he spent
weeks in the Bellevue Hospital, till able to be removed to the house of
uncle, Sheriff Munson, in this village. Here for more than seven weeks
he has had the constant attention of his father, and other relatives
friends, but has been gradually sinking under a species of consumption,
from the effects of disease and exposure. He was known as a young man
of worth and promise, beloved by his friends, and is now added to the
noble list of the many who have given their lives as sacrifice for
their country against the assaults of rebels. In the position of the
his heart was resigned and peaceful. To the last his testimony was that
he could trust in the Savior whose name he repeatedly said was so
Inquiries of those about him, he answered, "All's well." His memory is
as a son, as a brother, and as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
From Ontario County Journal 16 September 1892
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Edward Munson, whose residence is in the
Rice district, near Burrell's mill, was found dead in bed when members
of the family went to call him for breakfast Tuesday morning. He had
been in bad health for some time, and had spent two winters in Florida;
but the end was unexpected. On Monday, he was up and around as usual.
Deceased was a member of the West Bloomfield G. A. R. Post.
From Ontario County Journal 29 November 1907
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Elizabeth Munson occurred
at the Memorial Hospital at Canandaigua on Sunday night at 8:30
o'clock. Ten weeks ago, Mrs. Munson fell on the sidewalk and fractured
her hip. Ten days later she was removed to the hospital and there she
steadily failed. For the last four or five days she realized little and
the end came painlessly, ending the weariness and feebleness. Mrs.
Munson was born in Bath 87 years ago. She was a daughter of Peter and
Martha Brown Bowin. Upon her marriage to Eben Norton in 1847, she came
to East Bloomfield to reside. Two children were born to them, Edgar who
died in infancy and Martha who died in 1882 at the age of 34 years.
After the death of Mr. Norton, she married Luther Munson, whose death
occurred on June 29, 1882. Since that time she had been very much
alone, but she was always cheerful and no shadow of her loneliness
darkened other lives. She was a devoted member of the Congregational
church and was a constant attendant at all its services as long as her
health permitted. She was deeply interested in all its missionary
activities. The funeral was held from the house of her husband's
nephew, Frank Munson, on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. W. D.
Robinson, officiating. A quartette composed of Mr. and Mrs. Munson,
Mrs. John S. Hamlin and Edgar Page sang "Asleep in Jesus," and "My Feet
are Weary." The bearers were four cousins, Homer R. Steele, Henry G.
Steele, Joseph Steele and Horatio S. Steele. The interment was in the
Rice Cemetery beside her first husband. Among those in attendance at
the funeral were Mrs. Mogge and daughter of Buffalo, Arthur Munson,
Scottsville, Mrs. Edna Steele of Orchard Lake, Mich., Henry W. Conklin
and Mr. and Mrs. A. Beal and daughter of Rochester, Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Munson and Mr. and Mrs. William Rice of Canandaigua.
From The Shortsville Enterprise, November 2, 1889, Vol. 7, No. 44,
George Munson, a brakeman on train No. 46 on the Central-Hudson,
was instantly killed at Geneva, Wednesday night at 8:30 o'clock, while
coupling cars a few hundred yards east of the station. Munson in some
way caught his foot in the guard rail and was thrown on his back, the
wheels passing over his body lengthwise. He was terribly mangled.
Thanks to Martha McGill for this donation.
From Geneva Gazette
3 February 1882
The death of ex-Sheriff Harlow Munson is announced,
occurring at East Bloomfield on the 1st inst., aged 82 years. He was
elected on a Union ticket in 1861 in opposition to the regular
From Ontario County Journal 5 February 1892
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Harlow Munson died Wednesday
aged 85 years. Funeral services will be held at her late residence
at 2 p.m.
From Geneva Courier 10 July 1878
Mrs. Harriet Page Munson, wife of Jas. L. Munson, Esq., died
of consumption at the family residence in Chapinville, on Wednesday
last. Mrs. Munson was a native of Ontario county, having been
born and reared to womanhood at Seneca Castle. She possessed a
wide acquaintance in this section, particularly among the Methodist
people, and none knew her but to respect her for
her rare intelligence, and love her for her goodness of heart. As
a member of the Methodist Episcopal
church, she was ever active in the promotion of those enterprises
especially under the management of the ladies of the church, but her
special mission, as well as that of her husband, seemed to be to make
agreeable the pastorate to whomsoever the Bishop in his wisdom should
send to them. The result of this forethought and loyalty has been
to make the Chapinville charge favorably known throughout the
many a Methodist preacher and his family will receive the notice of
Mrs. Munson's death as that of an immediate friend. Mrs. Munson
was aged 54 years. She leaves, besides her husband, a family of
four sons and three daughters. Her second daughter, Mrs. Thomas,
of Rochester, will be remembered as having been for a year or more
leading soprano of the First
Presbyterian church in Geneva. The funeral took place on Saturday
last, and was very largely attended. Rev. Dr. Brown of Rochester
conducted the services.
From Ontario County Journal 11 October 1901
After a prolonged illness, which included various complications,
occurred the death at his home in Cheshire last Thursday afternoon of J. Milton Munson, at
the age of 63 years. Mr. Munson was born in the vicinity where he died
and was a widely known and public spirited citizen. He took an active
part in politics and was considered the Republican leader in the
Cheshire district for many years. He was a fair representative of that
class which may be generally referred to as the intelligent farmer. In
his earlier days he taught school, and had held the office of justice
of the peace for several terms. He was a thrifty farmer and took a keen
interest in all that tended to develop agriculture. Mr. Munson was
married twice. His first wife was Sophia Bentley, daughter of the late
Dr. Bentley of Cheshire; and his second wife, who survives, was Adelle
Green, daughter of Kelly W. Green. Six children survive: Albert, John
and Victor, and Misses Sophia, Grace and Lena Munson. A brother,
Thaddeus Munson, also survives. The funeral services were held on
Sunday afternoon, Rev. W. D. Robinson of East Bloomfield officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 2 January 1903
James L. Munson died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Morgan,
at Rochester, on Tuesday, aged 83 years. Mr. Munson had been in feeble
health for several years, though his final illness lasted but a little
over a week. Mr. Munson was formerly a prominent business man of
Chapinville, and had a wide acquaintance throughout Ontario county.
During the late years of his life his home had been with his daughter
at Rochester, though he was accustomed to spend several months of the
year in this village. He leaves, besides Mrs. Morgan, another daughter,
Mrs. Minnie Shaw, of Spokane, Wash., and one son, John Munson, of
Chicago. The remains were brought here yesterday afternoon and services
were held at the Curtice undertaking rooms, Rev. Dr. J. W. Webb
officiating. Interment was made in the family plot in Woodlawn cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 1 April 1898
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Lucy Gauss Munson, wife of
Harlow Munson, died at her home on Tuesday evening, at the age of 30
years. Mrs. Munson had not been in good health for the past year, and
the cause of her death was heart failure. She was the only daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Ashman H. Gauss, and was married to Mr. Munson about four
years ago. Her death is a severe shock, not only to her relatives and
most intimate friends, but to many of those whom she met in her daily
walks. She leaves, besides her husband and parents, one daughter, Inez,
two years old; two brothers, Lewis of Rochester, and Charles of this
place. The funeral services will be held from her late home on Friday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. M. L. Stimson, pastor of the
Congregational church will have charge of the service.
From Ontario County Times 5 July 1882
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Luther Munson, an old and
highly respected resident of this town, died at his residence last
Wednesday night, after a long and painful illness. His funeral was
attended on Friday.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 20 November 1899
The death of Mrs. Maria Graves Munson occurred late
Saturday at her home in Geneva, aged 74 years. She is survived by one
daughter. Burial Glenwood Cemetery
From Ontario County Journal 11 June 1897
Academy, N. Y. - Mrs. Melissa Munson died on Friday morning after
years of intense suffering with a cancer. She leaves her husband,
Thaddeus Munson, her mother, three sisters and three daughters. The
funeral was held on Sunday afternoon, Rev. H. Wyse Jones officiating.
From Ontario County Times 4 June 1884
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - On Tuesday, the 28th ult., Mrs.
Olive Buell Munson, wife of Mr. Frederick Munson, aged 68 years,
died after a long illness borne with wonderful fortitude, and was
carried to her long home on Thursday afternoon.
From Geneva Gazette 14 June 1889
P. S. Munson, a most respected citizen, died at his
residence on Genesee street Tuesday morning, June 11. His health
had been poor for some time, but he was only recently confined to the
house. A widow and one
daughter, Mrs. Frank Guilford, survive him. He was 70 years, 5
months and 7 days old. Mr.
Munson was a devout member of the Presbyterian Church. His death
will be mourned by a large number of friends
who will remember him as having been a kind, genial and sympathetic
companion, a true friend, and a consistent christian gentleman.
The funeral took place yesterday
at 3 o'clock.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 12 December 1906
Holcomb, N. Y. - R. C. Munson was discovered dead in the street
near the M. E. church on Tuesday evening about 10 o'clock. He had
started for home from his place of business about 9 o'clock. Mr. Munson
was an old resident of this town. The funeral services were held on
Friday afternoon. He leaves two children, Harlow, who lives in
Virginia, and Mrs. Oscar Wheeler, with whom he resided at the time of
From Ontario County Chronicle 1 April 1903
On Monday of last week Thaddeus Munson, a prominent farmer
of the south part of this township, died at his home, aged 70 years. He
is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Edson Wolverton, Mrs. Walter
Wheeler, and Mrs. Warren Davis, of this town.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 September 1945
Edward M. Munzer, aged 46, of 78 Pleasant street, died Sunday
afternoon in Doctor's Hospital, New York City, where he had been a
patient for two days. Mr. Munzer was supervisor of the Market Basket
Corporation, where he had been employed since graduation from high
school. He is survived by his wife, Mary; one son, Edward, Jr.; two
sisters, Mrs. Ruth Hayner of Arlington, N. J., and Miss Elsie Munzer of
Waterloo; and a half-brother, Russell Johnson of Waterloo. The funeral
will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home. Rev.
Frederick L. Harper, pastor of First Presbyterian church will officiate
and burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 April 1929
Ada Murden, of 136 Hamilton street, died last evening at Geneva
General Hospital after a short illness. She is survived by husband,
Thomas; one daughter, Ethel; and three brothers, Charles Underwood of
Burton-Trent, England, and Joseph and William Underwood of England. The
funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at her home,
Rev. Raymond H. Huse, of the First Methodist church, officiating.
Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 6 October 1930
Geneva, October 5 - Thomas Murden, died yesterday. He leaves a daughter, Miss Ethel Murden of Geneva, and two sons, Henry and John, both of England.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 September 1905
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Yesterday morning at her home on Foster
street occurred the death of Anna, widow of Richard Murphy,
after a week's illness of bowel trouble. There survive three
daughters, Mrs. Clarence E. Cooley, Miss Minnie Murphy, Mrs.
Anna McCarthy, and three sons, Dennis, Richard and Patrick, all of
From Geneva Daily Times 21 October 1902
Bridget Murphy, widow of the late Joseph Murphy, died suddenly of
heart failure at 2 o'clock this morning, at her late residence, 286
North street, aged 65 years. Two years ago Mrs. Murphy was taken
with an acute attack of heart trouble. Her physician told her then that
she might die at any time and on very short notice, but she might live
for five years. She retired last night at the accustomed time and in
her usual health. At 1 o'clock this morning, she was taken
seriously ill, and at 2 o'clock she was dead. Dr. G. B. Young
arrived shortly before her death, but Mrs. Murphy was beyond human aid.
The deceased was a native of County Galway, Ireland, from which
place she came to this city when she was 18 years of age. She is
survived by three daughters, Mrs. W. H. Riley and Mrs. Thomas C.
Campbell, of this
city; and Mrs. James McGuire of Seneca Falls; and by two sons, John
H. Murphy and Dennis B. Murphy, of this city. The funeral will
take place at 9 o'clock Thursday morning, from St. Francis de Sales
church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 17 December 1909
At her home on Gorham street on Sunday occurred the death of Mrs.
wife of Jeremiah Murphy, aged 65 years. While
death came suddenly, from heart trouble. Mrs. Murphy had been in feeble
health for some time. The husband, one son, Charles of Rochester, and
one daughter, Miss Laura Murphy of this village, survive. Funeral
services were held on Wednesday morning at St. Mary's Church, Rev. J.
T. Dougherty officiating. Mrs. Murphy was a member of the Rosary
society and members of that organization attended in a body. Burial was
in Calvary cemetery.
From Naples Record 2 May 1945
Mrs. Catherine Fox Murphy, of Canandaigua, died on Wednesday, April
25, 1945, after a long illness. She was born in Wayland on September 1,
1876. She was a member of the Women's Relief Corps, G. A. R. Mrs.
Murphy is survived by her husband, James Murphy; a daughter, Mrs.
Joseph Goungo; a granddaughter, Mrs. Lawrence Volpe; and two
great-grandchildren, all of Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Carl C.
Widmer of Naples, Mrs. Joseph Johnson, of Bristol, and Mrs. Asa Lafler
of Bristol Springs. Services were held in Canandaigua of Friday at 4
p.m., conducted by Rev. Charles L. Wallis, of the Baptist church.
Burial was made in Evergreen Cemetery in Bristol.
From Ontario County Journal 11 May 1888
Fishers, N. Y. - Chas. Murphy died last Sunday about ten
o'clock at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. S. J. Connelly. He was
an old employee of the N. Y. C. R. R., serving as section foreman for
nearly fifty years. He resigned his position on the 1st of May and only
lived a few days after resigning. His age was seventy-six years. He
was buried at Canandaigua Wednesday morning.
From Ontario County Times 12 August 1874
Dr. Charles C. Murphy, of East Bloomfield, who was stricken with
paralysis while dressing the wounds of Ottawell Cooper, on the 1st
instant, died on Saturday last, just a week after the attack. The death
of Dr. Murphy will be sincerely regretted. He was a skillful physician
and justly esteemed as an honorable, public-spirited citizen and kind
neighbor. His age was about fifty years. He was formerly a resident of
Burnt Hills, Saratoga county, and his remains were taken to that place
From Geneva Advertiser 15 October 1901
Cornelius Murphy of West Castle street died in the City Hospital
last Tuesday night of typhoid fever, making the second one taken out of
his family. He was aged 49 years, and leaves his wife, three sons
and four daughters. He was born in Geneva and had always resided
here, and for more than thirty years had been employed by the nursery
firm of W. & T. Smith.
From Ontario County Journal 11 February 1916
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - On Sunday evening at 8 o'clock occurred the death of Cornelius Murphy
at his home north of this village, at the advance age of 84 years. In
the death of Mr. Murphy, the town has lost a man of sterling worth. He
was just and honorable in all of his dealings, and it has often been
said of him that his word was as good as a bond. He was born in the
city of Cork, Ireland, and came to this town when 20 years of age. On
April 23, 1862, he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Cahill, of
this place. Mr. Murphy was a progressive farmer and more than 40 years
ago bought the farm where he had since lived. He was a devoted member
of St. Joseph's church, and his noble Christian character was fully
exemplified in his daily life. For 38 years he capably filled the
position of trustee of St. Joseph's Church, tendering his resignation
about two years ago on account of failing health. He was also a member
of the Holy Name Society. He is survived by six children, Neil,
Timothy, Katherine and Nellie, all living at home, Edward Murphy of
Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Mark Nugent of Ionia; and four grandchildren.
His funeral was held on Wednesday morning from St. Joseph's church and
was largely attended. Solemn requiem mass was celebrated by the pastor,
Rev. P. A. Neville, assisted by Very Rev. Simon FitzSimons, a former
pastor, of St. Mary's church, Rochester, as deacon, and Rev. John
Farrell of Lima, as sub-deacon, and the choir from St. Bridget's church
of East Bloomfield. Interment was made in St. Rose's cemetery, Lima, in
the family lot. Six grandnephews were bearers: Martin E. Rigney, Fred
L. Rigney, William Howes, Fred Howes, Roy Busch and Raymond Barker.
Among those who were in town for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Cassidy and the Misses Elizabeth, Katherine and Rose Cassidy of
Buffalo; Edward Murphy of Detroit, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Brennan of
Rochester; Walter and Leo Nugent of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Martin E. Rigney
and James F. Clark of Rochester.
From Ontario County Journal 23 May 1913
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - On last week Tuesday evening occurred the death of Mrs. Cornelius Murphy, at
her home northeast of this village, after a short illness of apoplexy.
Mrs. Murphy was born in Cohoes 71 years ago and came to this town with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Cahill, when 4 years of age. She had
resided here ever since. On April 28, 1862, she was united in marriage
with Cornelius Murphy of this town. They have lived a long and happy
life 51 years. Mrs. Murphy was a noble character with high ideals, a
devoted and faithful member of St. Joseph's church and of the Rosary
and Scapular societies. Besides her husband, she is survived by six
children, Mrs. Martin Nugent of Ionia, Timothy, Cornelius, Jr., and the
Misses Kittie and Nellie Murphy, all of whom live at home, Edward
Murphy of Detroit, Mich.; also one sister, Mrs. Hannah Cassidy of
Buffalo. The funeral was held from St. Joseph's church on Friday
morning. Rev. P. A. Neville conducted the services, assisted by the
East Bloomfield choir. Rev. Simon FitzSimons, of St. Mary's church,
Rochester, was in the sanctuary. Interment was in St. Rose's cemetery
From Ontario County Journal 12 September 1884
East Bloomfield Station, N. Y. - Last Monday night about 11
o'clock an engine west bound, four miles east of here, struck Mr.
Daniel Murphy, injuring him so that he
lived only 30 minutes. He was returning from Canandaigua by way of
the railroad, as he lived only a few rods from the road, on what is
known as the "Phin. Gould place," two miles east of here. He was taken
into the house of Mrs. Thomas, and was able to tell who he was and
from. The engine returned at once to Canandaigua for medical aid, but
on their return, Murphy was dead. He was about 68 years of age. His
survives him, also leaves six children, all grown up. Contrary to the
report circulated here, he was not mangled or cut, simply
some to outward appearance. Funeral took place Wednesday at 10 A.
From Geneva Gazette 23 October 1896
Daniel Murphy Instantly Killed - Daniel Murphy of this village,
aged 20 years, while stealing a ride on freight train No. 291, fell
between the cars just as it entered the depot at Phelps Wednesday
night, and was instantly killed. His remains were taken in charge by
Coroner Howe of Phelps and removed to the undertaking rooms of S. K.
Bowker. Murphy went to Phelps to attend a dance in company with a party
of friends. He was a single man. The train was in charge of
Conductor William Gregg and A. J. Weber, engineer. The ill-fated young
man was a son of the late Patrick Murphy, the family residing on the
old pre-emption road near the State Farm. A mother, two brothers
and three sisters survive.
From Ontario County Journal 5 March 1909
The death of Daniel Murphy occurred yesterday at his home
on Gorham street, after a two week's illness from pneumonia. Mr. Murphy
was 52 years of age and leaves his wife and nine children. He was
employed at the Lisk works. The funeral will be held from St. Mary's
church tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.
From Ontario County Journal 10 March 1911
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Edward Murphy, Sr., died after a short
illness at his home in the Coye district, on March 2, from heart
trouble. He was about 72 years old and a veteran of the Civil war. He
is survived by his wife and son, Edward. The funeral was held on
Saturday afternoon and burial was in Coye cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 July 1928
Edward J. Murphy died suddenly at his home at 371 Hamilton St at
1:45 o'clock yesterday. Mr. Murphy has been in ill health since
February. He is survived by one brother, Michael Murphy of Geneva, one
son Edward, Jr., seven daughters, Mrs. James Rogan of Fairport, Mrs.
Edward L. Frank, Miss Honoria Murphy and Miss Monica Murphy, all of
Geneva; Mrs. William A. Robinson of Medina, Mrs. Rupert May and Mrs.
Edgar T. Ware, Jr., of New York City. He is also survived by several
grandchildren. Mr. Murphy was a member of the Holy Name Society of St.
From Ontario County Journal 20 August 1897
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral services of Mrs.
Ellen Murphy were held at St. Joseph's church last Saturday. Mrs.
Murphy died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Elias Reynolds, with
whom she has made her home for the past few years. Deceased was 86
years of age. She leaves five sons, Bartholomew of Bristol; and John,
James, Michael and Franklin of Kansas; and two daughters, Mrs. Hartman
of Springwater and Miss Eliza Reynolds of this place. The interment was
From Ontario County Chronicle 5 October 1904
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Mrs. Murphy, wife of George Murphy, died at
her home Monday afternoon, Sept. 26, at the age of 49 years. Her death
is keenly felt by the family, as a devoted wife and mother has gone to
rest. Her funeral was held from her late home on Wednesday afternoon
and was attended by a very large concourse of relatives and friends.
Rev. Mr. Brown conducted the service, after which interment was made in
Lakeview cemetery, Honeoye, the beautiful "City of the Dead". Mr. Brown
gave an eloquent tribute to her many fine traits of character. She was
a communicant in the M. E. church and a member of the Sunday School and
Ladies Aid Society. She leaves to mourn her loss a loving husband and
two children, Miss Jessie and James, besides a large number of friends.
The bearers were: C. R. Simmons, B. F. Phillips, E. G. Briggs, M. H.
Bell. Her family in their bereavement and sorrow have the sympathy of
the entire community.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 7 February 1906
On Wednesday last at St. Ann's Home for the Aged in Rochester, the
death occurred of Mrs. Hanna Early Murphy, sister of Rev.
James M. Early, who was pastor of St. Mary's church here in the early
sixties. Mrs. Murphy was aged 78 years and is survived by two sons,
John and Frank Murphy, both of Canandaigua; two daughters, Madame Anna
Murphy of Manhattanville, and Madame Catherine Murphy of Mexico, both
of the order of the Sacred Heart; and two grandchildren, Frances and
Mary Riley of Rochester. The funeral was held from St. Mary's church
Friday morning at 9:30 o'clock. Interment in Calvary cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 25 March 1892
James Murphy, a driver in the employ of James O'Malley, complained
last Monday morning of not feeling very well and went to see
the doctor. He did not improve however, and Tuesday was confined
to his bed. Dr. McCarthy was called and pronounced the case one
of pneumonia and pleurisy combined. Mr. Murphy lingered until
four o'clock Thursday morning, when he died. The funeral will be
held at St. Francis de Sales Church tomorrow morning at nine o'clock.
The remains will be taken to Chemung county for burial.
From Victor Herald 11 July 1902
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral services of James Murphy were
St. Bridget's church, Monday morning, Rev. P. A. Nelville
officiating. He died in the town of Canandaigua last Friday evening at
the age of twenty-seven years.
From Ontario County Chronicle 4 November 1903
Jeremiah Murphy, whose serious illness was mentioned in the
Chronicle last week, died at the home of his son, David, in Gorham
street last night, aged 76 years. Death was due to throat trouble,
superinduced by his advanced age. Mr. Murphy came to Canandaigua from
Ireland many years ago, and had spent his whole life here. He was an
industrious citizen and had the confidence and esteem of all who knew
him. He was a faithful employee of the New York Central for fifty-one
years. He is survived by four sons, David, M. F., John E. and Jeremiah,
all well-known residents of Canandaigua. His wife died several years
From Geneva Daily Times 13 May 1905
Mrs. Johanna Murphy, 80 years old, died of old age at her
residence, No. 222 Pulteney street, at 2:30 this afternoon. The
deceased was well known here having been a resident for a long term of
years. She is survived by five sons and four daughters, Daniel,
Cornelius, Eugene, William and Thomas Murphy; and Mrs. Ellen Dixon,
Mrs. Catherine Ryan and Miss Annie Murphy of this city; and Mrs. Mary
Moran of Boston.
From Geneva Gazette 14 October 1892
Mr. John Murphy, one of our oldest and most highly respected
adopted citizens, died at his home on West Avenue October 10th, at the
extreme age of 96 years, 35 of which were passed in Geneva. He
was the father of Mrs. Patrick Looney, Mrs. Martin Broderick of Geneva,
and Mrs. John Mulloy of New York. Funeral at St. Francis de Sales
Church last Wednesday.
From Ontario County Journal 25 June 1897
Stanley, N. Y. - John Murphy, who has been a sufferer from cancer,
died at his home on Monday morning. Interment was at Geneva. He leaves
a wife, two sons and two daughters.
From Geneva Gazette 8 June 1900
Joseph Murphy, one of our oldest and most highly respected
Catholic fellow citizens, died at his residence North street last
Monday. He is survived by a large family of grown-up sons and
daughters. He had been a hard-working, frugal man and by such
means acquired a comfortable home in our immediate suburbs, now within
our city limits. We had known him quite intimately for forty
years and upwards and can bear testimony to his character as an
exemplary citizen in all relations of life. His funeral took place
Wednesday with a solemn requiem Mass at St. Francis de Sales Church -
interment in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 August 1896
The funeral services of Miss Katharine Murphy, who died at
the home of her parents on North street yesterday morning
will be held Friday morning at nine o'clock, at St. Francis de Sales
church. Interment will be made at St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 April 1909
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Margaret Murphy occurred
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sidney Kanause, who
resides in a tenant house on the J. C. Gifford farm, north of Phelps.
Mrs. Murphy was visiting her daughter when stricken with heart disease,
which resulted in her death. Mrs. Murphy was 76 years of age. She was
born at Monroe, N. Y., and for the past sixty years had lived in the
town of Phelps, residing for a number of years with her daughter, Mrs.
Bert Goodman. Besides her two daughters, she leaves a son, Alonzo
Murphy of Phelps. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon and
the remains will be taken to Plainsville for burial.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 6 February 1938
Geneva, N. Y. - Mrs. Margaret Murphy, 55 Monroe St., died yesterday
in Geneva General Hospital after a brief illness. Surviving are one
son, William C. Murphy; one daughter, Mrs. Timothy Harrison, Geneva;
one sister, Mrs. Celia Van Woret, Rochester; and three grandchildren.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 September 1942
Mrs. Mary C. Murphy, 81, of 82 Genesee street, died this morning at
her home after a long illness. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs.
Mary Cleary and Mrs. Francis Stahl, both of Geneva, and Mrs. George R.
Clark of Seattle, Washington; one son, William Murphy of Geneva; eight
grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Murphy was a member of
the Rosary Society of St. Francis de Sales Church.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 November 1908
After a long illness Mrs. Mary E. Murphy died this
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at her home, No. 35 North street. The
deceased has been a resident of the city for many years. She is
survived by her mother, Mrs. Thomas Gallagher; one daughter, Miss
Margaret Murphy; two brothers, P. J. and T. J. Gallagher, and two
sisters, Mrs. Margaret Gannon and Mrs. Helen G. Clere, all of Geneva. Burial
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 18 October 1928
Canandaigua, N. Y., Oct. 17 - Patrick Murphy, 66, local dairyman,
died at his home in Phoenix street today. Surviving are his widow; a
son and four daughters, William Murphy, Mrs. Thomas Cougevan and Miss
Irene Murphy of this city, Mrs. Frank Canright and Miss Julia Murphy of
Rochester; also two sisters, Mrs. Anna McCarthy and Miss Edith Murphy,
both of this city. Funeral Saturday.
From Ontario County Journal 17 October 1904
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah McIlveen Murphy, wife of
George Murphy, died on Sept. 26, aged 49 years. She leaves, besides her
husband, one daughter, Jessie, and one son, James M. Murphy. The
funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. S. Brown at home on the
afternoon of Sept. 28, and a large concourse of people gathered to pay
the last tribute of respect to a woman universally respected The burial
was at Lake View cemetery, Honeoye.
From Ontario Repository and Messenger 13 August 1873
The Geneva Gazette of last Friday says: "Thomas
Murphy was found lying dead in the field of Norton Vandyne, in
the town of Seneca, yesterday, August 7th, at about noon. A coroner's
inquest and post mortem examination was made by Coroner Covert and a
jury. No marks of violence were found upon the body, and the verdict of
the jury was that he died from heart disease, and in a natural manner.
Twenty-one dollars in money was found in his clothing, which is now in
the hands of Coroner Covert, who will make disposition of it as the law
directs. Deceased was on the working force of the Geneva &
Railway; he leaves a wife and children residing in Massachusetts."
From Geneva Daily Times 13 November 1903
The remains of Thomas Murphy, who died in Las Vegas, New
Mexico, November 6, arrived here yesterday and were taken to the late
home of the deceased, No. 60 Castle street. Mr. Murphy, who has lived
in this city for thirty-five years, went west for throat trouble five
weeks ago. He first went to Colorado and from that state he went to New
Mexico, where his death occurred. He is survived by a
widow, three sisters, one brother, three sons, John, Dennis and Thomas
of this city, and one sister, Julia, also of this city. The funeral
will take place at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning from St. Francis de
Sales church. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 13 October 1927
Canandaigua, N. Y., Oct. 12 - Thomas E. Murphy, 60, retired
restaurant man, died today of heart failure in his son's tire shop
while preparing to leave for Elmira to attend the funeral of Thomas
Mack, his brother-in-law. He had been feeling poorly for the last three
weeks. Born in Ireland, Mr. Murphy came to this country with his
parents when 2 years old. He had lived in this city for fifty-eight
years. Before prohibition he was extensively engaged in the liquor
business, although he never himself used liquor or tobacco in any form.
He leaves his wife and two sons, Clifford E. of Canandaigua and Howard
T. Murphy of Rochester. Funeral from St. Mary' Church at 9 o'clock
Friday morning. Burial in Calvary cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 December 1909
William Murphy died Friday morning at 1:30 o'clock at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. James Ryan, of Pulteney street. He is survived by
two sons, Cornelius Murphy and Thomas Murphy of Chicago and four
daughters, Mrs. James Ryan, Mrs. Dixon, Mrs. Moran and Miss Anna
Murphy. The funeral took place this morning at 10 o'clock from St.
Stephen's church. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 27 May 1915
Geneva, May 26 - William H. Murphy, aged 87 years, died this
morning in his home, No. 272 North street. Mr. Murphy was an old
resident of this city, having lived here upwards of sixty years. He
leaves three sons, William, Thomas and John Murphy; two daughters, Mrs.
James McCusker and Miss Anna Murphy, all of this city. The funeral will
be held Friday morning at 9:30 o'clock from the home and at 10 o'clock
from St. Francis de Sales Church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's
From Ontario County Journal 18 April 1879
The death of this gentleman, which occurred early last Tuesday
morning, at his residence on Main street in this village, was very
sudden, and was surprising to most of our citizens, who had early
in the week previous seen him on active duty in his accustomed place at
the post office, and they felt that a good man was gone, whose place in
the busy activities of human life and in the social
circle it would be difficult to fill. Albert Guthrie Murray was
Scotch parents at Pompey, Onondaga county, in the year 1810. He
came to Canandaigua in 1829, when he was nineteen years old, and has
since resided here, with the exception of an
interval of a few years, when he was in the Comptroller's office at
Albany. While a young man he engaged in the mercantile business as
a partner of Ebenezer Hale, and was afterwards a partner of Theodore
Hart. The latter firm was dissolved in 1854, and Mr. Murray continued
the business about two years, and then disposed of it to Isaac
W. Mitchell. Mr. Murray was an original Republican, and an earnest
one, who could give fully and decidedly the reasons for his faith.
He was first appointed postmaster by Abraham Lincoln, and held the
position for four successive terms of four years each, and then became
the deputy of his successor, Mr. Chamberlain. In every business
relation, Mr. Murray's integrity and thorough honesty were relied upon
implicitly. Although a very positive man, he was also a most congenial
companion to those who knew him intimately. While nobody was ever in
to his opinions, there was in his nature the most kindly feeling for
his fellows, manifesting itself in cordial suavity. He had also a vein
of refined native wit, and a keen appreciation of the humorous. This
community will long miss his fine, intelligent face and the alert soul
which shone in his eyes and found ready expression from his lips; and
to his family and immediate friends his loss is irreparable. One
son, William, is at San Francisco, where he is now convalescing from a
severe attack of typhoid fever. The youngest one, Frederick, arrived
home from the East just in time for a brief interview with the dying
father and to utter that final farewell which must be spoken once to
From Ontario County Journal 10 December 1897
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Annie M. Murray, wife of
William Murray, died at her home on Tuesday morning, at the age of 35
years. Besides her husband, she leaves four small children, three
brothers and four sisters. The funeral services will be held from St.
Bridget's church on Friday forenoon at 10 o'clock, the Rev. Father
From Shortsville Enterprise 20 April 1933
Edward Murray, 68, died at his home in State street, Manchester, at
1 a.m. Tuesday after a long illness. He was born at Hornell on December
3, 1864, and was married to Miss Jane Murphy in 1890, coming to
Manchester to make his home in 1891. Mrs. Murray died about eleven
years ago. Mr. Murray was employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad as an
engineer and had completed 50 years of railroad work. He is survived by
two sons, Edward, Jr., and Francis of Manchester; four daughters,Mrs.
Ellis Langford and Mrs. Leon Vienna of Manchester and Mrs. Raymond
O'Brien and Miss Julia Murray of Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Margaret
Driscoll of Hornell; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be
held this morning at 9 o'clock from St. Dominic's Church, Shortsville,
the Rev. John E. Napier officiating. Burial in St. Rose cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 16 February 1876
We have to this week record the death of Colonel Henry R.
Murray, of this village. Colonel Murray was born at Canandaigua,
on the 20th day of April, 1842, and received his early education at
Canandaigua Academy. Before the war he was for a time employed as a
clerk in one of the state departments at Albany, but in 1862, when the
call for three hundred thousand more volunteers for the army was made,
he responded to the call and assisted in recruiting Company "G," 148th
N. Y. Inft., and was commissioned Second Lieutenant, September 4th,
1862. He served with distinction first with his regiment, then in the
"Signal Corps," and afterward and until the close of the war upon the
staff of General Getty. On the 14th of December, 1864, he was promoted
Captain, and for gallantry in the field on the 2nd day of April, 1865,
he was brevetted Major and Lieutenant-Colonel of United States
Volunteers, and the war being ended he was discharged from the service
with his regiment, June 22nd, 1865. As an officer he was pleasant
and genial while off duty, enlivening the society he was in with wit
and humor that never gave offence; he was ever active and efficient in
the discharge of his duty, gallant in the field and brave in battle.
Since the war he has spent a portion of the time upon the Pacific Coast
and in the service of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company running
between San Francisco and Japan and China. He contracted a disease
while in the army, incident to camp life, which became chronic and
unfitted him for active pursuits; it gradually undermined his
constitution, till at length nature yielded, and he bowed in perfect
resignation to Him who doeth all things well, and passed quietly and
hopefully to his rest. The circles of social relations in this
community which have been broken by the death of Colonel Murray, will
miss a bright link in the chain which has hitherto bound them together
so pleasantly. The parents and brothers who still mourn the loss of him
who fell on the battle field before Atlanta, in 1864, have now the deep
sympathy of their friends in this last bereavement.
From "Neighbor's Home Mail: the Ex-soldiers' Reunion and National Camp-fire."
Edited by J. W. Neighbor (Lieutenant). Phelps, N.Y., 1876.
Home Mail, March 1876.
Col. Henry R. Murray died at Canandaigua, Feb. 18,
aged 33 years. The colonel was a genial, gentlemanly comrade and highly esteemed
by his friends. He went into the service as Lieutenant under Capt. Griswold in
the 148th, and has many comrades and friends to mourn his loss. [page
Thanks to Martha Magill for this contribution.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 November 1897
Last night at 12 o'clock occurred the death of James Murray, at
on Herbert street. Mr. Murray had been sick for a long time.
The deceased leaves a wife and ten children. The funeral will take
place at 9 o'clock Monday morning from St. Francis de Sales church. The
be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 15 January 1892
Mrs. Jane M. Murray, widow of the late Dr. Alexander Murray, died
on Monday at her home on Howell street. Mrs. Murray was the daughter of
Thomas Lawrence of Geneva, and was born in New York in 1806. In 1846
she was married to Henry Howe, who was then principal of the
Canandaigua Academy. Mr. Howe died in 1865, and in 1872 Mrs. Howe
married Dr. Alexander Murray, who died about three years ago. Mrs.
Murray is survived by her only child, H. Lawrence Howe.
From Victor Herald 17 August 1895
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - John Murray, our station agent, died
last Saturday, at the age of 28 years. His death was a shock to all who
heard of it, as he was a healthy, rugged young man and sick only a few
days. The funeral was held at St. Bridget's church last Monday and was
largely attended, people being here from all adjoining towns. His
were taken to Canandaigua for burial, accompanied by a very large
of his friends. He was highly esteemed by all; he was a charter member
of Branch 170 C. M. B. A.
From Ontario County Chronicle 23 July 1902
John Murray died on Tuesday evening at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. George Lapham, of West Gibson street, aged 87 years. He was for
many years a prominent farmer of the town of Victor, where his remains
were buried on Thursday, the Rev. J. T. McDonough, of Canandaigua,
officiating. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Lapham and Sarah
Murray, of this place and Mrs. Mary Riley of Rochester, and one son,
James Murray of Mertensia.
From Ontario County Journal 30 March 1900
The death of John Murray occurred at his home on Wood
street in this village at 6:30 o'clock Tuesday morning, from a
complication of diseases, aged nearly 74 years. Mr. Murray was born in
Ireland and came to this country and to Canandaigua when a young man.
Most of the 50 years of his residence here, until impaired by the
infirmities of age, he was an employee of the Northern Central
railroad, being a railroad blacksmith by trade. He was a quiet,
unassuming man, and did not seek to extend his acquaintances, but those
who knew him, knew him as an honest and upright citizen, performing his
simple duties faithfully and well. Besides his wife, there survive two
daughters and three sons, Misses Mary F. Murray, Elizabeth J. Murray,
and John H., Thomas P. and William D. Murray. Funeral services will be
held at 9 o'clock this morning at St. Mary's church.
From Ontario County Journal 24 September 1909
Mrs. Margaret Murray, widow of John Murray, died at her home on
Wood street on Tuesday evening, following an illness of three months,
aged 75 years. Mrs. Murray had been a resident of Canandaigua for half
a century, and was highly respected. She is survived by three sons,
John H., Thomas P. and William D., and two daughters, Misses Mary F.
and Elizabeth J. Murray, of this village. One sister, Mrs. Patrick
Gleason, and one brother, Police Justice John J. Dwyer of this village
also survive. Funeral services will be held from St. Mary's church this
morning and solemn high mass will be celebrated. Revs. James T.
Dougherty and John E. Masseth, assisted by Revs. John N. Conway and
Daniel P. Quigley, both of Elmira, and both former Canandaigua boys,
will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery.
Geneva Gazette 24 June 1898
Death of Mrs. Martin Murray - Mrs. Martin Murray died at her
residence, West Avenue, on the 18th inst. and her funeral took place
Monday from St. Francis de Sales Church, attended by a large concourse
of mourning relatives and friends. She was 54 years old, and for the
last 34 years had resided in Geneva. Her disease
was cancer of the stomach. A large number of floral offerings
attended her casket and the room in which her body
reposed until burial. The bearers were Messrs. John
Brennan, Michael Toole, John Joyce, Richard Toole, William Groden
and Thomas Toole. Her husband and five adult children survive her
- the latter are John, Martin Jr., and James, Mary and Katherine.
From Geneva Daily Times, 17 April 1944
Mrs. Nellie Murray, wife of Martin J. Murray, died at her home,
30 West avenue, early yesterday morning following a long illness.
Besides her husband, she leaves one son, Leon E. Dibble, of this city;
three daughters, Mrs. Victor Dadson of Rochester, Mrs. Gladys Stowell
and Mrs. Harry Jorgensen of Union Springs; seven grandchildren; one
brother, William Hilsiger of Elmira; two sisters, Mrs. Richard Gill
Galeton, Pa., and Mrs. Bert Smith of Mills, Pa. The funeral will be
held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30
o'clock from the Bennett funeral Home, 207 Genesee street. Rev. Harry
L. Williams, pastor of the First Methodist Church, will officiate, and
interment will be in Brookside Cemetery.
From Naples Record 24 April 1935
Mrs. Nellie Murray died on Saturday, April 20, at her home in
Bristol. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marian Pestle and Mrs.
Billings Case, both of Bristol; a son, Floyd Murray of East Bloomfield;
thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services
were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday from the Universalist Church in Bristol.
From Ontario County Journal 8 March 1901
Cheshire, N. Y. - Robert Murray, whose health has been failing for
some time, died on Thursday morning at the home of his son. He was born
in Ireland in May, 1822. He came to this country with his parents when
about 12 years old and lived in Richmond until he was 21. He then
purchased a farm near this village, where he lived until about two
years ago. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Clair Baker, Mrs. Charles
Chase, of this village, and Mrs. Lyman Johnson of Buffalo; and one son,
John, of this place. The funeral was held on Saturday, Rev. J. Q. Adams
of Canandaigua, officiating.
From Victor Herald 15 March 1901
Mrs. Sarah Murray died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George
Lapham, in Canandaigua, last Wednesday, March 6, at the age of 84
years. Mrs. Murray was the wife of John Murray, and formerly resided in
Mertensia. The remains were brought to this village last Saturday and
interred in the Catholic cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 25 June 1902
Mrs. Sarah Warren Murray, widow of the late Robert E. Murray, of
Ohio, died in that city on June 21, aged 76 years. The deceased was
in Canandaigua, and was graduated from the Ontario Female Seminary. She
Canandaigua 48 years ago. Her remains were brought to Canandaigua and
funeral took place from home of James Warren yesterday. The interment
in the old cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 3 July 1908
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of Thomas Murray occurred
on Tuesday evening, after a long illness. He was 77 years of age. A
native of Ireland, he came to this country 62 years ago. He had been a
resident of this town for 33 years and for 16 years was section foreman
of the Batavia branch. His wife and six children survive: Misses Nellie
and Sadie Murray, and Frank, Edward and Frederick, of this place, and
Joseph, of Fishers. One sister, Mrs. Cornelius Gleason also survives.
The funeral will be held from St. Bridget's church this morning at 10
o'clock. Solemn High Mass will be celebrated by Rev. P. A. Neville and
Fathers Donnelly and Keenan.
From Ontario County Journal 30 January 1914
The death of Thomas Murray, of the town of Canadice,
occurred on Jan. 27. He was a veteran of the Civil war, having enlisted
in 148th Reg., Co. K, N. Y. V. He was 79 years and 8 months old and
leaves an aged widow, who most tenderly cared for him in the past two
years. He leaves also six children, Robert, who lives at home, Mrs.
Dennis Reardon of Honeoye, Edward, William, Frank and Mrs. John Savage
of Bristol. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon. Mr. Murray held
town offices since 1884 until within the past two years, having been
obliged to resign on account of feeble health. He was always a
prominent factor in the councils of the Republican party, in both town
and county. He was a member of Eagle lodge, No. 619, F. and A. M., for
nearly 40 years.
From Ontario County Journal 30 October 1896
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - William Murray, aged 84 years, died
at his home on Tuesday morning. The funeral services were held at St.
Bridget's church on Thursday at 10 a.m. Rev. Father Garvey officiated.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 18 October 1930
Canandaigua, N. Y., Oct. 17 - From the home of his daughter, Mrs.
L. D. McPherson, Canandaigua, Sunday at 2 o'clock will be held the
funeral of William Murray, formerly of Bristol, who died last night.
Besides the daughter, he leaves two sisters and three brothers, Mrs.
Dennis Reardon of Honeoye, Mrs. Frank Christoph of Holcomb, Robert of
Canadice, Edward of Bristol and Frank of Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Journal 6 June 1884
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of Chas. P. Murrell occurred
May 30th, at 7 A. M. He was a member of Co. H., 8th N. Y.
Cavalry, which left Rochester in 1863, and served three years with it
until discharged. His funeral took place on Sunday last and was
attended by members of the G. A. R. from West Bloomfield, Honeoye Falls
and Canandaigua. He was a member of Emblem Lodge, No. 221, A. O. U. W.,
and was buried with the honors of the Order. Delegations of the A. O.
U. W., from Victor, Lima, Miller's Corners and Honeoye Falls were
present in the procession which numbered one hundred and sixty men. The
services were held in the M. E. church, Rev. Wm. Armstrong officiating.
At the grave, the burial services were read by P. M. W. Wm. A. Freyer
and P. A. Spitz; the funeral ode was sung by the glee club of Victor,
all being members of the order.
Taken all together, it was a demonstration of respect, sympathy and
seldom witnessed in our village.
From Ontario County Journal 27 March 1903
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of Elmer Murrell occurred
at his home on Michigan street on Friday, after an illness of many
weeks. The deceased was 50 years of age. He is survived by his wife;
his aged father, George Murrell; two sons, Charles and Frank Murrell,
of this place; three brothers, Michael Murrell, who resides here, and
Charles Murrell of Rochester; and three sisters, Mrs. James Saxby and
Mrs. William Eddy, of this town, and Mrs. Frank Norton of Chicago. The
funeral was held from the Congregational church on Tuesday afternoon.
The services were conducted by Rev. William D. Robinson The Maccabees,
of which order the deceased was a member, attended the funeral in a
body and conducted the services at the grave.
From Victor Herald 22 March 1940
Mrs. Eva Murrell, 72,
widow of Michael A. Murrell died late Friday evening, March 15, at the
home of her daughter Mrs. Milton Page, South Bloomfield road, after a
week's illness. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Page and Mrs. William
Creedon, of Holcomb; one sister Mrs. John Woolston of East Bloomfield; one
granddaughter, Mrs. Avis Creedon, Holcomb, and several nieces and
nephews. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon in the Page home,
the Rev. Richard E. Fairchild, pastor of the East Bloomfield Methodist church
From Victor Herald 26 April 1907
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - George Murrell, one of the oldest
residents of this place, died at Willard State Hospital Friday morning,
aged eighty-five years. His remains were brought to the home of his
daughter, Mrs. James Saxby, on Saturday. Funeral services were held at
the Congregational church Sunday at 3 p.m., with interment in the
village cemetery. The deceased was born in Sussex county, England, and
came to this country with his parents when seven years of age, settling
with them in this town where his entire life with the exception of one
or two years spent in the town of Bristol. He was one of the pioneers
in the hops industry and was considered a good authority in his day
upon anything pertaining to the growing, curing and marketing of the
crop. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. James Saxby and Mrs.
William Eddy, of this place; and four sons: Frank of Oregon, William
and Charles of Rochester, and Michael H. of this place; one brother,
Nelson of Spencerport; and two sisters, Mrs. Fanny Mason of Michigan
and Mrs. Sarah Kinney of Illinois.
From Ontario County Chronicle 5 December 1900
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral of the late Harry W.
Murrell, of this town, was held at the Congregational Church,
Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Murrell died at Bristol Sunday afternoon, Nov.
24, where he was taken ill the week before. The services on Wednesday
were held under the auspices of the Masonic lodge, of which the
deceased was a member. Mystic tent, K. O. T. M., of which Mr. Murrell
was a member, attended the services. The deceased was 30 years of age,
and is survived by his father, five brothers and three sisters.
From Ontario County Journal 27 March 1896
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Olive Murrell, wife of George
Murrell, died at her home on Friday evening of heart failure, aged 67
years. Funeral services were held Monday.
From Victor Herald 3 August 1895
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Stephen H. Murrell, aged 34 years,
died last Friday at noon. Funeral was held at the Congregational church
Sunday afternoon. The Rev. L. M. Stimpson officiated.
From Ontario County Journal 29 January 1892
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Wm. Murrell died last Saturday after
a long and lingering illness. Funeral services were held at the family
residence Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. C. C. Johnson officiating.
From Victor Herald 23 March 1895
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Chauncey Murrill died Thursday afternoon,
aged 36 years. He leaves a wife and one child, father, mother, seven
brothers and three sisters.
From Geneva Gazette 15 March 1901
John Murrin, one of Geneva's oldest and most highly respected
adopted citizens, died at the family residence, 624 South Exchange
street, Friday night, aged 77 years. Mr. Murrin was among the
oldest of navigators of Seneca Lake, having at one time acted as
fireman on the "Ben Loder" which blew up at the docks at Watkins in the
early fifties. He afterwards acted as engineer on the P. H.
Fields, which was
later overhauled and renamed the Onondaga. After his
retirement from Seneca lake he followed the occupation of mill engineer
and was engaged with the Coursey steam flour mill up
to a few years ago when he was obliged to retire on account of age.
Mr. Murrin was one of the oldest and most highly esteemed members
of St. Francis deSales church and was a member of the Holy Name society
connected with the same church; under the auspices of which he was
buried. The surviving members of the family are two sons, William
and Robert Murrin, also two sisters, Mrs. Frank Hagan and Miss Ann
Murrin, all of this city.
From Geneva Gazette 1 January 1897
Mrs. John Murrin died quite suddenly Wednesday afternoon last at
her residence on South Exchange street. Her age was about 69
years. She was a native of Ireland but had resided in this
country nearly or quite half a century. The sorrowing family
surviving are her husband and two sons - Robert and William. She
was a devout Catholic, and her neighbors speak of her as very kind,
sympathetic and helpful whenever they were in trouble or distress.
Surely the memory of such will be ever blessed. We extend to the
mourning ones most heartfelt condolence. The funeral will take
place tomorrow at 9:30 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales Church.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 April 1896
Miss Rose Musalino, aged 27 years, died Thursday at the Willard
State Hospital. The remains were brought to this city yesterday
afternoon and taken to the undertaking rooms of Devaney & Fletcher.
This afternoon at 2:20 o'clock they were taken to Canandaigua and the
funeral will take place Monday morning.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 February 1904
After suffering for three months with rheumatism, Mrs. Mary
Muskett died at 5:40 o'clock this morning at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. William Davis, No. 29 Lafayette avenue, aged
seventy-five. The deceased was born in Brixton, England, and came to
this country and city thirty-three years ago. She was a regular
St. Peter's church. Besides her daughter, she is survived by
five sons, William, Henry and James of England, John of Pittsburg and
George of Clifton Springs. She is also survived by twenty-seven
grandchildren. The funeral will take place at 11 o'clock Monday morning
from the home of her daughter, Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., officiating.
Burial will follow in Glenwood cemetery.
From Phelps Citizen 26 January 1928
Thaddeus F. Musselman, well-known farmer and esteemed resident of
the eastern section of the town of Phelps, died at his home a mile east
of Five Points on Friday morning, January 20th, at the age of 71 years.
Death was caused by pneumonia. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram
Musselman, and was born in Phelps town, where his life was spent. He is
survived by his wife and three daughters, Mrs. Ralph Barton of Junius,
Mrs. Willis Day of Seneca Falls, and Miss Jane L. Musselman residing at
home; a grandson, Thaddeus Barton, and a brother, George E. Musselman
of Lyons. Funeral services were held at the home on Monday afternoon,
the Rev. Charles J. Wood of the Phelps Presbyterian church officiating.
Interment was made in Rest Haven cemetery, Phelps.
From Ontario County Journal 14 January 1916
After weeks of despondency following a nervous breakdown, Henry C. Mutschler, aged
42 years, committed suicide by hanging from a beam in the barn loft at
his residence on Sly street during Monday afternoon. Deceased was born
in Canandaigua, a son of Louis and Mrs. Emmalina Mutschler, and had
always lived here. Following the death of his father, Mr. Mutschler
succeeded him as proprietor of a meat business, from which he was
obliged to retire five years ago owing to ill health. Rest and outside
occupations restored him until several weeks ago, when excessive
worries rapidly impaired his mentality and he suffered greatly from
insomnia and pains in the head. Mrs. Mutschler was first to discover
his ace, having gone in search of him after missing him from the home.
Quickly getting assistance from her mother, Mrs. Albert E. Fletcher,
the rope was cut, but life was extinct. Dr. Harry C. Buell was called
to the scene and Coroner Alfred W. Armstrong granted a certificate of
death by suicide while insane.
When in good health, Mr. Mutschler was jovial and pleasant and his
death caused profound sorrow in the vicinity where he was so
well-known. Poor investments are said to have started his mental
trouble. There survive his wife, Mrs. Mabel Fletcher Mutschler; a
daughter, Emmalina, all of Canandaigua; two sisters, Mrs. William G.
Berlinger of Philadelphia, Pa., and Mrs. Leonard A. Parkhurst of
Montana; and two brothers, Dr. Louis A. Mutschler of Philadelphia, Pa.,
and Awald Mutschler of Canandaigua. The funeral services were held at
the residence yesterday afternoon, Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord officiating.
Interment was in Woodlawn cemetery. The bearers were James A. McCauley,
Hon. Robert F. Thompson, Edwin Perego, Dr. C. M. Bancroft, John
Kershaw, Jr. and William Tracey, Jr.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 15 March 1905
At his home on Bristol street at 4:25 o'clock
occurred the death of Louis Mutschler, one of Canandaigua's
most prominent business men. His death was due to chronic bronchitis,
from which he had been a sufferer for several years. Mr. Mutschler was
born in Altessheim, Germany, 59 years ago and came to this country when
seven years old with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Mutschler. His
early manhood was spent in Batavia, Buffalo and Attica, at the latter
place he resided for seven years moving thence to this village in 1866
where he opened a meat market and engaged in stock raising and farming.
Mr. Mutschler was notably thrifty and industrious and was not long in
coming into prominence as one of Canandaigua's leading business men. In
1867 he was married to Miss Emmalena Asbeck of Cambridge, Ohio, who
survives him together with five children, Dr. Louis H. Mutschler of
Philadelphia, Mrs.. L. A. Parkhurst, Henry C. Mutschler, Miss Emmalina
L. Mutschler and Awald A. Mutschler, all of Canandaigua. He is also
survived by three sisters, Mrs. Mary Kaufman of Canandaigua; Mrs. Susan
Winters of Batavia and Mrs. Eva Shafer of Buffalo. The funeral was
largely attended from his late home in Bristol street on Saturday
afternoon. Service was conducted by Rev. Charles J. Clausen of St.
John's church. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful.
Mr. Mutschler's death will be felt as a distinct loss to the community,
particularly among the business men as his was a forceful, strong
individualism, making its impress on surroundings; he was a man of fine
taste and much musical talent and accomplishment, though his active
outdoor business gave little opportunity for its full enjoyment. His
home life was ideal and when a friend crossed his threshold he entered
an atmosphere of enjoyment and hospitality unbounded. He never denied
his native land the admiration and fealty of a son and at the same time
he was intensely American, loyal and true to her interests and proud of
the country of his adoption and ever willing and generous in his
service of good citizenship. He was honest in his business and
perfectly honorable, a true friend, a tender husband and a kind father.
We are conscious that it might seem inappropriate for us to indulge in
praise, yet the above brief partial summary seems but fitting and
proper recognition of a manly, useful and earnest life.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 28 July 1919
Canandaigua. July 27 - Mrs. Mabel F. Mutschler, widow of Henry C.
Mutschler, passed away at Thompson Memorial Hospital at 8 o'clock this
morning. Mrs. Mutschler was 38 years of age and is survived by one
daughter, Emmeline, about 12 years of age, and her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Albert E. Fletcher. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. James D.
Smith, of Chicago. Mrs. Mutschler was widely known throughout this
section and at Rochester as a soprano singer of much ability. The
funeral will be held from the late home in Ely street Tuesday afternoon
at 2 o'clock with Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord, rector of St. John's
Episcopal Church, officiating, and burial will be made in Woodlawn
From Geneva Daily Times 22 April 1913
The death of Mrs. Frank Myers occurred this morning at 2
o'clock, at her home, 17 Union street, age 25 years. Mrs. Myers has
been ill for several months. She is survived by her husband, one child,
Dorothy Myers; her mother, Mrs. S. E. Burr; one sister, Miss May Burr,
all of Geneva; two brothers, William Burr of Interlaken and Fred Burr
of Trumansburg. A short funeral service will be held from her late home
Thursday morning at 10:30, Rev. D. H. Craver officiating. The remains
will then be taken to Trumansburg where a service will be held in the
cemetery chapel, Rev. E. B. Van Arsdale officiating. Interment will be
made in the Trumansburg Cemetery in the family plot.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 November 1920
Orleans, Nov. 29 - The death of Mrs. Frank R. Myers occurred
yesterday at the Clifton Springs Sanitarium where she has been for the
past two months after a long period of ill health. Jessie A. Graham was
the daughter of Alexander and Rebecca Graham and was born May 29. 1861,
at Clachan, Ontario, Ontario, Canada. Since her marriage she has been a
resident of this village and a faithful member of the local Baptist
church. She is survived by her husband, Frank R. Myers; three daughters
Mrs. Leigh N. Weyneth, Miss Alice R. Myers and Mrs. Sidney I. Wheat;
two sons, Lynn G. of Rochester, W. Dewey of Buffalo; three
granddaughters; and four grandsons; also by two sisters, Miss Reba J.
Graham of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. R. H. Munro of Grand Blanc, Mich.; and
five brothers, Duncan Graham of Cass City, Mich., Alexander of
Otterville, Canada, John A. of Walla Walla, Washington, Archibald C. of
Detroit, Mich., and Hugh R. Graham of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
The funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sidney I. Wheat and will be conducted by
Rev. Clarence E. Brown of Clifton Springs. Burial will be in the
From Geneva Daily Times 1 July 1904
The funeral of Martha Myers, was held this afternoon at 2
o'clock at her home in Lafayette avenue. Her six grandsons acted as
pall bearers. The deceased was ninety-four years and four months of
age. She is survived by three daughters and one son, Mrs. Lavesa Graves
of Geneva, Mrs. Cynthia Lathrop of Guide Rock, Neb., Mrs. Emily Marquet
of Grashett county, Mich., and Lester Myers, of Savonia.
From Ontario County Journal 20 November 1914
Victor, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Mary Myres, 63 years
old, occurred on Saturday. She was the widow of John Myres, colored
people, who had long resided at Victor. Mrs. Myres was born at Geneva,
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Wakefield. She leaves three
daughters, Mrs. Harriet Martin and Mrs. Louise Day, of Rochester, and
Miss Abbie Myres of Syracuse; two sons, Alvah and John of Victor. Mrs.
Myres was injured a few years ago when alighting from a trolley car
near her home and since that time had been in failing health. She
possessed a kind disposition, and was well-known and respected in this
village, where she had lived for so many years. She was a member of the
Methodist church. The funeral was held on Tuesday, Rev. Loren Stiles
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