"Na" to "Ne" Obituaries
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 7 December 1939
Geneva - Samuel S. Nagel, 83, for many years one of the city's
leading contractors and builders, died at midnight yesterday in his
home, 240 Washington St. Nagel retired 10 years ago. Among the
outstanding buildings erected under his supervision are the Masonic
Temple, Schnirel Building, Prospect Avenue school, New York Telephone
Building and the Methodist Episcopal Church. He also built the
Methodist church in Newark and Naples, and the new high school at
He was born at Linkenheim, Baden, Germany, in 1856, and came to the
United States at the age of 21, locating in Seneca Falls. Here he
worked at his trade of masonry and farming before coming to Geneva to
enter the contracting business. For many years he conducted a Bible
class at the First Evangelical Church and had also been Sunday school
superintendent. Surviving three daughters, Mrs. H. C. Haag, Buffalo;
Mrs. C. W. Grove and Mrs. W. R. Carpenter, Geneva; two sons, George J.
Nagel and Edward S. Nagel, Geneva; five grandsons; two great-grandsons
and one great-granddaughter. Mr. and Mrs. Nagel celebrated their golden
wedding anniversary Dec. 17, 1929, and Mrs. Nagel died in 1935. Funeral
services will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow in the home, the Rev. H. C.
Haag, pastor of Humbolt Square Evangelical Church, Buffalo,
officiating, assisted by Rev. Christian Rieder. Burial will be in
From Ontario County Chronicle 3 August 1904
Mrs. Margaret Nagle of Ontario street died Sunday of pneumonia,
aged 68 years. Two sons, Richard and Matthew Nagle, survive.
From Ontario County Journal May 25 1917
Rushville, N. Y. - The funeral of John Christian Nagledinger, who
died in Geneva Hospital on Wednesday, was held from the home near
Fergusons Corners on Friday. He leaves his wife and five children, the
youngest one year old; also two brothers, Jacob Nagledinger, of
Buffalo. and Phillip of Ferguson's, and an aged mother in Germany.
From Ontario County Times 1 Apr 1874
Announcement was made in the Geneva papers of last week, of the
death of Capt. George W. Naires. He died at his home in that
place, on the the 21st instant, with paralysis. His age was about
forty-five years. Capt. Naires entered the army in 1861, as lieutenant
in the 50th regiment of engineers, and soon after going to the field
was made Captain and Commissary of Subsistence. While in the service he
enjoyed a most enviable reputation, discharging the duties of his
position so satisfactorily, that the officers of the regiment presented
him an elegant gold watch and chain as a token of their warm friendship
and esteem. Soon after the war closed, he obtained an appointment at
Washington, and, we believe, has since spent most of his time in that
From Clifton Springs Press 24 September 1931
John Nairy, aged 68, died Wednesday morning at this home in the
village after an illness of some weeks. He is survived by his widow,
Johanna Downey; four sons, William of Geneva, John, Joseph and Samuel
of Clifton Springs; and one grandson. Mr. Nairy has been a lifelong
resident of Clifton Springs, coming here with his parents at the age of
four years. Funeral services will be held from St. Felix church, at
9:30 Friday morning, with burial in St. Agnes cemetery, Rev. James
From Geneva Daily Times 26 March 1908
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Elizabeth Namack occurred
on Clifton street yesterday morning. Her illness, due to
advanced age, had covered a period of fifteen months. Mrs. Namack was
born in Ireland, but had spent practically her entire life in Phelps.
She was 77 years of
age and leaves one son, William Namack of Ballston Springs, and three
daughters, Miss Mary Namack and Mrs. Jennie Ledyard, who reside at
home, and Miss
Kate Namack of New York.
From Ontario County Journal 28 January 1898
Phelps, N. Y. - Wm. Namack, an old resident of this village, who
has been in feeble health for the past few weeks, died early on Tuesday
morning, of heart trouble, aged 66 years. A wife, one son and three
From Ontario County Journal 6 July 1877
Fatal Accident - Gideon Naracon, of South Bristol, was
by falling from a barn on Wednesday, the 27th ult., of which the South
correspondent of the Naples Record gives the following
Mr. Naracon was at work on Marlin Smith's new barn now being
at the old Cribb farm, and went out after tea to do some work upon the
He stepped down upon the roof against a bracket which gave way, and he
to the ground -- a distance of over thirty feet, striking upon his head
left shoulder. Death must have been instant, for Dr. Hess
upon examination that his neck was broken and his left shoulder
He leaves a wife and six children in very moderate circumstances
mourn his loss. His age was about 50 years, and is reported as an
From Ontario County Journal 17 January 1902
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Jane Naracong died on Jan. 8 and was
laid to rest the following day, Rev. Mr. Wilkins of Bristol Center,
officiating. By the death of her husband in 1877, she was left with a
large family to provide for, several of whom were unable to earn a
living. Under all these trying conditions, she had kept good courage
and proved her devotion to her family by her untiring efforts to make
them comfortable. Her age was 69 years, and a general breaking down was
the cause of her death.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 June 1905
Naples, N. Y. - Chester Naracong, of Hunts Hollow, near Naples, a
man about 60 years old, committed suicide late Monday night by taking
carbolic acid in his own home. He was quite alone at the time, his wife
having left the house. He leaves also four married daughters. It is not
believed an inquest will be deemed necessary.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 December 1902
Francis Goundry Nares died at 11 o'clock last night, at his late
home, 96 Pulteney street, aged 71 years. The deceased, who had lived a
retired life for several years, had been in ill health for some months.
Death resulted from a complication of diseases which culminated in
heart failure. Mr. Nares was the son of the late Francis Nares,
an old resident of this city and was born in this city in 1831.
He is survived by
a widow, three sons, Ralph W. Nares of New York, and Fred G. and F.
Lester Nares, of this city; two daughters, Mrs. W. H. Partridge and
Miss Frances Nares of this city; and three sisters, Miss Nares and Mrs.
Charles Angus of Dresden, and Mrs. Elizabeth Henry of Erie, Pa.
The funeral will take place from the family residence on
Wednesday afternoon. The funeral will be announced tomorrow.
Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., will officiate. Interment will be in
From Geneva Gazette 26 November 1880
The death of Mrs. F. G. Nares, Senior, which occurred last
Sunday, at the age of 78 years, removes another of the early settlers
of Geneva, she having been a resident for more than fifty years. Mrs.
Nares was a native of England, a lady well-educated and
refined as are the middle classes of that country. Her husband in his
life time (he died many years ago) was a well-known and
prosperous merchant. A large family blessed their union, sons and
daughters who grew up to be respected and useful members of
society. The funeral of Mrs. Nares took place last Wednesday from
Trinity Church. Among sorrowing relatives was our editorial co-laborer,
D. F. Ritchie, Esq., of the Daily Saratogian, Saratoga Springs
- a grandson of deceased.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 January 1907
Charles S. Narragon, aged 70 years, died yesterday afternoon
about 5:00 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Magraw, No.
297 William street. The deceased was a former resident of Earls but
last fall moved to this city. Besides his widow, he is survived by
three sons, Edson E. of May's Mills; William of Earls, and George of
this city; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Magraw and Mrs. Herbert Wyatt of
this city. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at two o'clock
from the home of Mrs. Magraw. Rev William Keeney Towner, pastor of the
First Baptist church, will officiate and interment will be in Glenwood.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 July 1908
The funeral of Mrs. Harriet Waldron Nash, wife of Frank Nash,
this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the family residence in Palmyra,
Rev. Mr. Brooker of the Methodist church and Rev. Mr. McKensie of the
Presbyterian church officiating. The deceased was well-known here as
she lived here for several years. On May 21st last, she was married to
Mr. Nash. A week ago she was taken seriously ill and on Friday last
underwent an operation. Besides her husband, she leaves her father of
Charlotte, N. Y., R. H. Waldron; and Mary M. Waldron of Los Angeles,
Cal., Miss Ella E. Waldron of this city, Mrs. W. H. Aleora of Fairport
and George H. Waldron of Rochester.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 July 1909
Mrs. Rena L. Nash, wife of Guy Nash, died at the family residence
in Oaks Corners. She was 38 years old and leaves her husband and four
children. The funeral took place this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the
house. Rev. W. H. Webb officiated and interment was at Oaks Corners.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 August 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Willis Nash died yesterday afternoon at
Clifton Springs as the result of injuries received by being struck on
head by a pitchfork falling from a load of hay alongside of which he
working. One of the tines penetrated the skull. Dr. Albert L. Beahan of
Canandaigua attended him, performing an operation. Mr. Nash died at 3
this afternoon. He was 38 years of age.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 16 April 1931
Geneva, N. Y., April 15 - Peter Natalizio, 67, died today. He
leaves his wife; a son, James Natalizio; four daughters, Mrs. Joseph
Picchi, Mrs. Louis Picchi, Mrs. Peter Consolie, Miss Rose Natalizio of
From Geneva Daily Times 14 May 1902
Ratola Natola died at 2:30 o'clock this morning at the City
hospital, aged 38 years. Natola, who was an Italian, was taken to
the hospital Sunday last, with pneumonia, which resulted in his death.
The interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery, although the
funeral arrangements are pending the arrival of some of the friends of
From Geneva Daily Times 20 November 1908
The funeral of John Naughton, the aged man who was found
dead yesterday afternoon, will take place tomorrow morning at 8:30
o'clock from his residence, No. 232 Pulteney street, and at 9 o'clock
from St. Stephen's church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 June 1908
Michael Naughton, aged 75 years, died at St. Mary's Hospital in
Rochester Saturday morning. He was taken to the hospital early Saturday
morning and died shortly after. The remains were brought Saturday
evening to the home of Mrs. Patrick Shanley of Main street. Mr.
Naughton had been a resident of Geneva for the past 65 years and was
formerly a nurseryman. But one brother survives him, John Naughton of
this city. The funeral took place this morning at 8:30 o'clock from the
house and at 9 o'clock at St. Francis DeSales church. Interment was in
St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Victor Herald 9 February 1906
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - After a short illness from pneumonia, Thomas
died at his home, one mile north of this village, last
Thursday night. The deceased was seventy-five years of age and was
highly respected in the community. Besides his widow, two children
survive him, Mrs. William Desman of Rochester Junction and John Navin,
who is living in the West. The funeral was held from St. Joseph's
church Monday morning, Rev. Simon FitzSimons officiating. Interment was
made in Lima cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 21 January 1903
Henry E. Neafie, an aged and highly respected resident of
Canandaigua, died at his home Monday, aged 73 years. Mr. Neafie had
been ill for several months, his death being due to a general breaking
down of his health. He had been a resident of Canandaigua for over half
a century, during which time he had the confidence and respect of all
who knew him. He was engaged in the sale of ice for fifteen years, for
eight years was in the marble business. He was street superintendent
for several years and served during the war as a member of the
construction corps, and was known as a skillful artisan. In 1850 Mr.
Neafie married Elizabeth Burnett of this place, who, with a sister,
Mrs. Bromley of Buffalo, and a brother, Richard Neafie of Avon, survive
him. At the time of his death he represented the third ward as village
From Geneva Daily Times 4 November 1904
Mrs. J. G. Neal, mother of
Mrs. W. W. Dusenbury, died at noon today at the home of
her daughter, No. 207 Main street. The deceased was fifty-seven years
of age. Mrs. Neal, whose home has been at Honeoye Falls, was on her way
to Troy to live, and stopped off to visit her daughter a week ago
Wednesday. Sunday night she was taken ill with pneumonia, which
resulted in her death this afternoon. Besides her daughter, she is
survived by her husband and two brothers, John F. Smith of Troy, and
Alexander C. Smith, of Mechanicsville.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 March 1907
John G. Neal, aged 69 years, died early this morning at 2:30
o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. W. Dusenbury of No. 86
Genesee street. Mr. Neal was in comparatively good health, yet he
several attacks of severe abdominal trouble. Thursday afternoon he had
another attack which proved fatal. He was born in Lansingburg, where he
spent the greater part of his life. For twenty-five years he was
in the manufacture of paste board boxes in Honeoye Falls, prior to 1902
when that business was sold to the trust. In 1904 Mr. Neal came to this
city to live with his daughter, since then he has been retired. The
are one daughter, Mrs. W. W. Dusenbury and one brother, F. A. Neal of
Falls. A short funeral service will be held tomorrow morning at 10
at the house, at which Rev. W. W. Weller, pastor of the First
Church will officiate. The remains will be taken to Troy, where the
will be held. Interment will take place in Troy.
From Ontario County Journal 23 August 1901
Manchester, N. Y. - David Neally died at his home on State
street on Sunday morning, aged 40 years. He is survived by a wife and
one child. He was an engineer on the Lehigh Valley railroad until his
health failed. Funeral services were held at the Catholic church on
Monday morning at Shortsville. The remains were taken to Corning for
From Ontario County Journal 11 July 1902
Mrs. Ellen Needham, wife of Thomas Needham, died at her home on
Pleasant street on Sunday morning, after a year's illness from
rheumatism, aged 69 years. She leaves, besides her husband, one
daughter, Mrs. Ann Gannan, of this village; and one son, Thomas Needham
of Buffalo. The funeral was held from St. Mary's church on Tuesday
From Ontario County Journal 26 March 1915
The death of Frank J. Needham, aged 39 years, occurred at
the home of E. W. Frary early yesterday morning after a long illness.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ethel Frary Needham, and three daughters,
Bessie, Ethel, and Frances; his father, John Needham, and a sister in
Los Angeles, Cal. The funeral services will be held at St. Mary's
church tomorrow morning. Interment will be at Calvary cemetery.
From Phelps Citizen 5 May 1877
Mrs. Margaret Needham, who
died at her home in this town about noon on Sunday, was born in
Ireland, and had lived here thirty-two years. The disease which caused
her death was chronic bronchitis and old age. The funeral was held in
St. Francis Catholic church Tuesday forenoon, burial at Geneva.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 July 1909
Phelps, N. Y. - Michael Needham, age 70 years died early Saturday
morning at his home in this village. Mr. Needham had been in failing
health for several months but his condition did not become critical
until a week ago. The funeral services will be held at St. Francis
church tomorrow morning at ten o'clock.
From Ontario County Journal 1 October 1915
The funeral services of Thomas Needham, whose death occurred
at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Welch, Thursday night, were held
at St. Mary's church on Saturday morning. Besides Mrs. Welch, there
survive one son, Thomas Needham of Buffalo; two grandchildren and one
great-grandchild. Interment was in Calvary cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 17 April 1896
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Catherine Neenan,
whose death occurred on Saturday morning, was held from St.
Bridget's church on Monday morning at 10 o'clock. The deceased was 72
years of age. She is survived by two daughters and six sons. The Rev.
Father J. J. Donnelly of Victor officiated at the funeral service.
From Clifton Springs Press July 1944
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Louise Gerber Neenan, 88, died
at her home in Main street late Friday afternoon, July 21, 1944,
following a short illness. She was born here May 19, 1856, the daughter
of Wendellin and Nora Ryan Gerber, and spent her entire life in this
community. Her husband, a former Democratic supervisor of the Town of
East Bloomfield, died in 1929. She is survived by two sons, Robert E.
Neenan, Honeoye Falls, and Charles E. Neenan, Pittsford; two daughters,
Misses Louise V. Neenan and Clara M. Neenan, East Bloomfield; a sister,
Mrs. Emma Tobin of Canandaigua; and a brother, George Gerber of
Corning. Funeral services were conducted Monday morning in St.
Bridget's Catholic Church. Mrs. Neenan's nephew, the Rev. Charles J.
Mahoney, assistant superintendent of parochial schools in the Rochester
diocese, celebrating the Mass. Burial was in St. Bridget's Cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 30 October 1938
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - - Mrs. Mary L. Neenan, 63, wife of
Edward Neenan, died in Thompson Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, Friday
night. Mrs. Neenan had been in the hospital for the past three weeks
following a major operation but her death was unexpected. She was born
here, the daughter of John W. and Catherine Kiley Toomey, and except
for a few years in childhood spent in West Bloomfield, always had
resided here. Besides her husband, she leaves three sons, Supervisor
Walter Neenan, Emes W. and Lewis A. Neenan; and two sisters, Miss M.
Belle Toomey and Mrs. Timothy Sullivan of this place; two brothers,
Walter e. Toomey of East Bloomfield and William S. Toomey of Kokomo,
Ind. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the home
and at 9 o'clock in St. Bridget's Church. The Rev. George W. Doud will
celebrate the funeral Mass. Interment will be in St. Bridget's
Cemetery, East Bloomfield.
From Ontario County Journal 18 July 1902
Mrs. Julia Neff, wife of George Neff, died on Monday from
consumption, aged 25 years. She leaves a husband and three young
children. The family had lived here only a few months, having rooms on
Coach street. The funeral was held Tuesday, Rev. Lewis T. Reed,
From Clifton Springs Press 31 May 1917
The death of Mrs. Conrad Neider occurred at her home, north
of Phelps, Saturday afternoon, following an attack of grippe. Mrs.
Neider, whose maiden name was Johanna Mahar, was born in the village of
Phelps September 27, 1843, the eldest daughter of Thomas and Nancy
Mahar. She was united in marriage to Conrad Neider October 9, 1865.
Shortly after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Neider purchased a farm near
Port Gibson, removing two years later to Phelps, where they had since
resided. Mrs. Neider is survived by her husband; two sons, Frank L.
Neider, of Phelps, and Dr. Charles F. Neider of Geneva; Nellie L. and
Mrs. Felix M. Taney; and two sisters, Mrs. Patrick Crough and Miss Mary
Mahar, all of Phelps, and eight grandchildren. The funeral was held
Tuesday from St. Francis Catholic Church.
From Ontario County Journal 14 February 1890
The people of Phelps were greatly surprised when it was reported on the
street last Saturday morning that Jay W. Neighbor was dead.
Mr. Neighbor has been in very poor health for a number of years. His
occurred about 11 o'clock on Friday night. He had been quite a sufferer
during the latter part of his sickness. Mr. Neighbor came from Geneva
Phelps twenty years ago and assumed control of the Phelps Citizen and
it for about fifteen years. He also, at one time,
the Home Mail, a monthly paper in the interest of soldiers.
was a lieutenant in Company D, 148th Regiment, and his sickness
undoubtedly had its origin in exposure attendant on army life. He was
in his 57th year. Mr. Neighbor had many social qualities which endeared
him to all his acquaintances. He was a member of the Methodist church.
A wife, son and three daughters survive him.
From Geneva Gazette 1 May 1885
In Memoriam - Mrs. Wm. Neil died at the residence of her
husband on Cortland street last Sunday afternoon, after a long and
painful illness, aggravated at last by childbirth. The deceased
was perhaps better known by her maiden name -- Sabina E. Lewis, second
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lewis, who reside on Castle
street. It seems particularly sad that one so young and happily
mated, with the additional charm to life incident to young motherhood,
should be taken away. The bereaved husband, parents and friends
who mourn have the Christian's consolation that "He doeth all things
well" -- that she will rise again to a blissful immortality -- and they
will bow in humble resignation to the divine will. We are
requested to publish the following card.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lewis take this method of expressing their
gratitude for kindly offices and sympathy extended by warm-hearted
friends during the last illness and at the death and burial of their
beloved daughter, Mrs. William Neil.
From Ontario County Journal 31 March 1911
Naples, N. Y. - Death is making sad ravages in Naples and vicinity. His last victim was J. Warren Nellis, one
of the very best men in the town, and a lifelong resident. His parents,
John D. and Samantha Stanton Nellis, came from the eastern part of the
state in 1843 and bought a large tract of land and engaged in dairying
on a large scale, in addition to general farming. At the father's
death, this son fell into the possession and management of several
hundreds of acres of land. He was a splendid business man, always a
fair dealer, upright in every way, genial in manner, well informed, and
an altogether desirable friend and citizen. He had a finely appointed
farm home two miles from the village, and here he spent his life, with
the exception of a few years when he owned and occupied the Beers home
on Main street. For a long time he had suffered from heart trouble and
succumbed to that disease Sunday, in his 67th year. He was one of four
children, and it is of note that his mother, now 101 years old, is the
only survivor of her family. She is well and hearty. Mr. Nellis married
over 40 years ago, Miss Rhoda Wheeler of Naples, who, with three
children, survives him. One beautiful daughter, Margaret, died in 1889.
The others are Nellie, the wife of Matthew E. Shannon of Bath; Mildred,
who is Mrs. Harry L. Jones of Naples; and one son, James W. Nellis, now
living in California. There are four grandchildren. The family is
connected with the Baptist church, of which Mr. Nellis had long been a
trustee and supporter in many ways. He was a Democrat in politics, but
not a politician. The town had recognized his ability and integrity by
several times putting him in places of trust, though his party was in
the minority. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the home, the
pastor, Rev. S. T. Harding, officiating. The burial was in Rose Ridge
From Ontario County Journal 25 January 1884
Naples, N. Y. - Mr. John D. Nellis, a leading farmer in our town,
has passed away. He died late Saturday night, Jan. 19th, and was buried
on Tuesday. He had acquired a large landed property by hard work and
good management. He came from Herkimer county 40 years ago, and
continued in the butter making business with which he had been familiar
there, and was very successful. His son, J. Warren Nellis, is now the
From Geneva Gazette 8 June 1900
Abram T. Nelson, an erstwhile prominent merchant and local
official of Naples, died on the 3rd inst. at the ripe old age of 83
years and 8 months.
From Geneva Advertiser 5 May 1903
Mrs. D. P. Nelson suffered another stroke of paralysis last week
Monday, April 27th, from the effects of which she passed away the same
evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. T. Bolles, on Genesee
street. Mrs. Nelson was the only daughter of the late
Philip Crane, an old-time engineer on the Seneca Lake steamers.
Her first marriage was to Mr. Neele, by whom she had one son, William.
Her second marriage was to David P. Nelson who survives. There was as
kind-hearted a woman as ever lived, a friend to everybody; one who by
her wit raised many from despondency when they needed
a cheery word.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 August 1907
David P. Nelson, 77 years of age, died last night at the County
House near Canandaigua. For many years the deceased was a resident of
this city and at one time was engaged in the harness business on
street and resided at the corner of Pulteney and William streets. He
an active member of the First Methodist church and a member of Ark
Free and Accepted Masons. The funeral will take place Wednesday
at 3 o'clock from the First Methodist church. Burial will be in
From Geneva Gazette 13
Eliphalet Nelson, a well-known citizen, a carpenter by trade, died
yesterday morning of disease of the kidneys, after weeks of intense by
patient suffering. He was a member of St. Peter's church, and a
faithful, devout attendant at its services, and his daily walk and
conversation were entirely consistent with Christian character. He had
been a member of the order of Odd Fellows, also of our fire department,
and in every relation of citizenship discharged his duty faithfully.
His funeral will take place on Sunday next, at 3 o'clock p.m.,
from St. Peter's church.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 5 March 1924
Victor, March 4 - Mrs. Elizabeth Amelia Nelson, 80 years old,
daughter of the late I. E. Humphrey, died suddenly last night of heart
failure. Mrs. Nelson had been a member of the First Methodist church of
Victor since early childhood. She was a member of the Hathaway W. C. T.
U., and of the Unity Club. Mrs. Nelson leaves her husband, Wilbur
Nelson, one son, Wilfred of Victor, one daughter, Gertrude, of Victor,
three brothers, Luman A. and Otis L. Humphrey, of Honeoye Falls, and \
Charles S. Humphrey of Canandaigua; four sisters, Mrs. Charlotte Wells
and Mrs. Elmer Cornford of Fairport, Mrs. Helen Baldridge of Honeoye
Falls, and Miss Mary Humphrey of Victor; two grandchildren. Funeral
services will be held from the home in Church street at 2 o'clock on
Thursday afternoon with Rev. Sanford Brusie, of the Methodist church,
officiating. Interment will be made in Boughton Hill cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 25 June 1897
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Ellen Nelson, wife of the late John M.
Nelson, a highly esteemed resident of this village, died at her home on
Ontario street, at an early hour last week Thursday morning, at the
advanced age of 86 years. The deceased had been in feeble and failing
health for a long time, due to her extreme age. She was a member of the
Methodist church. Two daughters, Miss Mary Nelson and Mrs. S. K.
Bowker, survive her. The funeral services were held from the residence
last Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. M. Shaw officiating. The
interment was made in the family plot in the Phelps cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 29 March 1889
Naples, N. Y. - Recent deaths here include Mrs. Elwy C.
Nelson, the honored wife of A. T. Nelson, Esq. She was
the daughter of Bronson K. Lyon, deceased, one of the most familiar
names in the chronicles of Naples. She was a grand woman. Only those
who knew her best, however, knew her real worth. She lived for others
and the world was brighter and better for her living in it. She died
quite suddenly on March 12th, aged 63. The loss is keenly felt among
a very large circle of relatives and especially in her own home and the
society and church of her choice.
From Ontario County Journal 14 January 1916
The death of Henry H. Nelson, aged 82 years, occurred at
his home on West Gibson street, on Tuesday night. There
survive his wife, two sons, Martin R. of New York City. and Jason
Nelson of Boston; also one sister, Mrs. J. M. Wood of Stanley. Rev.
George E. Finlay officiated at funeral services yesterday afternoon.
Interment was in Gorham.
From Clifton Springs Press 11 February 1926
Mrs. Jean Frazer Nelson died at her home in this village on
Wednesday afternoon. She was born in Scotland on April 21st, 1854. She
is survived by her husband, Melvin H. Nelson; two daughters, Eva Jean
Nelson of this village and Mrs. A. W. Watkins of Stanley; and two
sisters, Mrs. Joel Bishop and Mrs. George W. Lisk, of Clifton Springs.
The funeral will be held at the home on Friday afternoon at 2:30.
Burial will be made in the Pioneer cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 5 January 1894
Victor, N. Y. - Omri Nelson, an aged resident of Victor, passed
away Sunday evening from an illness incident to advanced age. He was
buried in the village cemetery from his home on Main street Wednesday
afternoon, Rev. J. W. Copeland officiating. Deceased had reached his
From Geneva Advertiser 21 June 1887
The venerable Upton Nelson, who suffered a stroke of
paralysis several months ago, and has been entirely helpless since,
died at the home of his son, D. P. Nelson, last evening. His age was
nearly 83 years, and he had been a resident of Geneva forty-five years.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 3 December 1932
Wilbur Nelson, aged 82, of Victor entered into rest at his home on
Church Street, Thursday, Oct. 1. He is survived by one son and one
daughter, Winfred H. of Victor, and Mrs. Alvin King of Jackson, Miss.;
two grandchildren, Paul and Beatrice Nelson of Victor; two nieces and
one nephew, Mrs. Joll Brown of Wyoming, N. Y., Mrs. Lulu Pyatt of
Pavilion, N. Y., Charles Pyatt of Rochester. Services from the home
Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Burial in Boughton Hill Cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 1 March 1876
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mr. William Nelson, aged 75 years, died on
Monday night of last week of cancer. He was a well-known character in
this village, having lived here for upwards of twenty years. He was
born in Ireland, served ten years in the English army, was wounded in
the leg, and, as the surgeon who set the leg was incompetent or
careless, and the limb was healed in a crooked shape, being bent
inwards at the knee, was discharged from the service, and came to this
country about the year 1846. He leaves two children, both married, the
eldest, a son, Mr. Edward Nelson of Hopewell, and the youngest, a
daughter, being the wife of Thomas McCarthy, of this village. The
occupation of the deceased was that of a gardener, and he was a
conscientious, faithful and obliging workman. Many will miss him when
they work among the growing fruits and flowers of their gardens.
Although, having led a somewhat irreligious life, he ever manifested
great respect for respect for religion and religious observances;
and a short time before his death professed a belief on Christ
that enabled him to triumph over death, and pass from earth with an
expectation of being "happy" over the river. He was an inmate of his
daughter's home during his last sickness and expressed his great
thankfulness for the comfort and loving kindness that surrounded him in
his last hours. The funeral was held at the Presbyterian church on
Wednesday last at 2 p.m. Rev. J. M. Harlow preached a sermon from the
words, "The living know that they shall die." Notwithstanding the
extreme inclemency of the weather, about one hundred and fifty persons
attended the services to pay the last tribute of respect.
From Shortsville Enterprise 10 December 1925
The death of William Berlin Nelson occurred at his home in
Main street, Manchester, a 10:30 o'clock on Saturday evening, after an
illness of several weeks. His age was 78 years. William Berlin Nelson
was born in Vermont on September 13, 1847, the son of the late Robert
and Maria Terboss Nelson. He was married to Miss Sophia Adelaide Card on
February 4, 1869. His life had been spent in Tioga, Spencer, Sayre,
Pa., and Waverly and Manchester, removing to the latter village about
fifteen years ago. Besides his wife, he leaves three daughters, Mrs. May
Hescock of Manchester, Mrs. Edith Scutt of Buffalo and Mrs. Vera Warren
of Honeoye Falls. The funeral was held at the Baptist church on Monday
afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Leon L.
Swarthout. The interment was made in Brookside Cemetery, Shortsville.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 June 1908
Ernest Nerlich, aged 71 years, died yesterday noon at the family
residence, No. 78 Madison street. The deceased was born in Germany and
came to this city about 27 years ago, and has ever since resided here.
He was a member of the German Lutheran church. Besides his widow, the
survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Bertha Esty, Misses Martha and
Wanda Nerlich, all of this city; four sons, Ernest, Arthur, Rudolph and
Harry; and one brother, Henry, of Germany. The funeral will take place
from the residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Jules Held will
officiate and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 21 March 1919
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of Alfred Nesbit occurred
at Willard on Tuesday. The remains were brought to the home of his son,
William Nesbit. He is survived by one sister, one son and two daughters.
From Ontario County Journal 8 February 1895
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Lucia Nesbit, who has been an
invalid for several months, passed quietly away in the early morning of
Wednesday. The funeral will occur at the house at 2 o'clock Friday
afternoon. It was Mrs. Nesbit's desire that the proposed marriage of
her son, Albert Brines to Mrs. Elizabeth Warren, who has most
faithfully nursed her for the past five months, should occur before her
death, and the arrangements were made for Wednesday afternoon.
Circumstances made it seem most appropriate to complete the plan, and
Mr. Simson performed the ceremony at 5 o'clock Thursday afternoon.
From Ontario County Journal 19 March 1897
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Lizzie, wife of Alfred Nesbitt,
died on Tuesday night. Funeral was held from the family residence
on Thursday afternoon. She leaves, besides her husband, four small
From Geneva Daily Times 2 June 1943
Mrs. Cordelia Susana Nester, wife of David S. Nester, died this
morning at her home at 72 Genesee street. Surviving are her husband;
one son, Henry H. Nester; one daughter, Marthie R. Nester, all of
Geneva; two grandchildren, Mrs. Lloyd B. Tuttle of Binghamton, and
Captain Philip N. Buckminster, with the U. S. Army Ordnance Department
at Detroit, Michigan; also several nieces.
From Geneva Advertiser 15 July 1902
Daniel D. Nester died at the home of his grandfather, L. L. Howe,
71 State street, early in the evening of July 8th, aged about 38 years.
He was brought here from New York
several weeks before, when it was seen that consumption had a firm hold
of him, his survival was only a question of
a few weeks at most. He was not contented to settle down to a
home, business life, but preferred travel. He was the oldest son
of Samuel K. Nester, the malster, by his first wife, and besides his
father, leaves one brother, Fred T. Nester, and one sister, Mrs. Sylvia
Rawley of Chicago, who came east when she learned he was so ill.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 April 1912
The death of Franklin Nester, occurred yesterday morning
at about four o'clock at the family res, No. 26 Geneva street, after an
illness of several months with heart disease. Mr. Nester was the
brother of the late Samuel K. Nester, who died several years ago. He
was an uncle of Frederick T. Nester, who died suddenly last Friday
morning and whose funeral was held this afternoon. He had been a
resident of this city for the past 41 years, having come to Geneva with
his brother when he formed a partnership with John Betz of
Philadelphia. About fourteen years ago he retired and had lived in
retirement since that time. Mr. Nester had the distinction of being the
first person to touch the button to furnish Geneva with electric light
when his brother installed the experimental electric plant in the
engine room of the malt house. He was born in Rouschos in the township
of East Brunswick, Pa., where he followed the occupation of farmer
until he engaged in the malting business with his late brother. Mr.
Nester leaves one son, Harry F. Nester, with whom he lived in this
city; also one brother, Harrison Nester of East Brunswick, Pa.; two
sisters, Mrs. Esther Acker, and Mrs. Katherine Gerber of East
Brunswick; one cousin, David Nester; and several nephews of this city
and one niece in Chicago. The funeral service will be held this
afternoon at the house at 5 o'clock. Rev. David H. Craver, pastor of
the North Presbyterian church will officiate. Tomorrow morning the
remains will be taken to the former home deceased and a funeral service
and burial will be held in New Ringold, Pa., where the wife of Mr.
Nester is buried.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 April 1912
Frederick T. Nester, 43 years of age, died suddenly from heart
failure shortly after 6 o'clock this morning at his home, No. 717 Main
street. Mr. Nester was a son of Samuel K. Nester, the late wealthy
malster of this city. The deceased had been in his usual health and was
about the town yesterday, but last evening felt ill and shortly after
11 o'clock his physician, Dr. C. D. McCarthy, was called. After
prescribing for the physician left him feeling comfortable and Mr.
Nester in a short time dropped off to sleep. This morning when a member
of the family entered his room at about 6 o'clock, it was discovered
that he was dead, but as the body was not cold, it is believed that he
had expired only a short time before the discovery of his death had
been made. It is declared that an attack of heart trouble was the cause
of death. Mr. Nester was born in Phelps, but came to Geneva with his
parents when he was a child of four years of age. While he had traveled
extensively, Geneva had always been his home and he had spent the major
portion of his time in this city. At one time when he was in the West,
he became a member of Valley City Lodge, F. & A. M. of Valley City,
Dakota, and has always maintained his membership in this lodge. He was
also an enthusiastic motorist and for a number of years he has been a
member of the Geneva Automobile Club. He took a considerable interest
in the activities of the club and has participated in practically every
run of the club and other club events ever since its organization.
The deceased is survived by his widow, two sons, Howard W. and Albert
T. Nester, of this city; a sister, Mrs. J. H. Rawleigh of Chicago; his
stepmother, Mrs. S. K. Nester of Geneva; and three half-brothers, Byron
N., Samuel K. and Harold A. Nester, all of Geneva.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 August 1939
Mrs. Rosa Waltham Pickett Nester, 78, widow of Frederic T. Nester,
died yesterday in the Pulteney Apartments after a long illness. Mrs.
Nester, a resident of Geneva for more than 70 years, was born in
London, England. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and a
graduate of Wells College. Surviving are two sons, Howard W. Nester,
Worcester, Mass., and Alfred T. Nester, Guayaquil, Ecuador; and four
grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in
Trinity Church, the Rev. S. H. Edsall officiating.
From Phelps Citizen 16 January 1908
The death of Samuel K. Nester occurred at the Murray Hill
Hotel, New York, last Friday afternoon. Mr. Nester left Geneva on the
Sunday evening previous for the purpose of taking orders in New York
and was taken ill soon after arriving there. His wife and two of his
sons followed later. Mr. Nester was born in East Brunswick, Pa.,
November 28, 1840. He received a limited education, having been
employed on a farm until he was 19 years old, when he went to New York
and secured work in one of the malt houses. From New York he came up
the state and located to Phelps, where he resided until about 1870,
when he went to Geneva and engaged in malting. Mr. Nester was twice
married. His first wife was Miss Carrie Terrell of Phelps. They had
three children, two of whom survive, Frederick Nester of Geneva and
Sylvia Rowley of Chicago. His second morning was to Miss Minnie Mathews
of Chicago, who survives with three sons, Byron, Samuel and Harold. The
funeral was held from the house Monday morning, the Rev. D. H. Craver
officiating and burial was in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 8 July 1892
Cheshire, N. Y. - Our community is again saddened by the death of Mrs.
formerly Adelia M. Lucas, daughter of Olonzo
Lucas of Cheshire, who entered into rest June 29. She had been in poor
health nearly two years. About six months ago she fell a prey to that
terrible scourge, the grip, from which she never rallied. She endured
her sickness with Christian fortitude and patience, though she has been
a great sufferer for the last few months. She leaves a kind husband and
a dutiful son to mourn her loss; also a father in feeble health,
a mother, one brother and two sisters. They share the sympathy of the
entire community. Her funeral was attended by Rev. J. M. Langworthy.
Seldom has a larger concourse of people gathered to manifest their
sympathy and regard. The floral decorations were many and beautiful.
From Ontario County Journal 26 November 1897
Academy, N. Y. - Mrs. Millicent Nethaway, wife of H. Fay Nethaway,
aged 20 years, died on Saturday morning, very suddenly, of hemorrhage
of the lungs. They were married the 18th of February last, and built a
new house and furnished it this summer. The funeral was held on Monday
afternoon at the church in Cheshire, Rev. H. Wyse Jones officiating. A
large congregation assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the
deceased and to sympathize with the bereaved young husband.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 August 1913
The death of Mrs. Minnie Neve, wife of George Neve, of 92
Nursery Avenue, occurred this morning at ten minutes after 9 o'clock,
at her home, after an illness of several months. Mrs. Neve has been a
resident of Geneva since a child. Besides her husband, she leaves a
little boy, George; one sister, Mrs. Atwood of Oaks Corners; three
brothers, Bernard and George Cadwallader of Cleveland, and Ernest of
From Ontario County Journal 20 April 1917
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - On Saturday occurred The death of John Neville
at St. Bridget's rectory, the home of his son, Rev. P. A. Neville, and
daughter, Miss Ella Neville. Mr. Neville was born in County Kerry,
Ireland, 87 years ago and came to America when 18 years of age,
residing in Victor until about 18 years ago. He is survived by two sons
and daughters, Rev. P. A. Neville, Thomas Neville and Miss Ella
Neville, of this town; and Mrs. P. O'Connor of Penn Yan. Burial was
made at Victor.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 April 1896
The funeral of Richard Nevins, who died in Willard on
Friday of typhoid pneumonia and whose remains were brought to Geneva on
Saturday, was held from St. Francis de Sales church at 9 o'clock
yesterday morning, starting from the residence of S. Coursey on Main
From Geneva Courier 15 May 1878
Death of Thomas Nevins
Thos. Nevins died at his residence on Lewis street, at about three
o'clock, on Tuesday morning. He
had been confined to the house for about three weeks. Mr. Nevins
was 69 years of age, and for nearly fifty years had been a resident of
Geneva. By a life of industry and frugality he amassed a
comfortable competence. He leaves one daughter and two sons, all
of adult age. The funeral takes place from
the church of St. Francis de Sales, at 10 a.m. tomorrow --
From Geneva Gazette 17 May 1878
THOMAS NEVINS - This old, well-known and respected citizen
died early on Tuesday morning last aged sixty-eight years. He was a
native of _____ county, Ireland, and emigrated to America while quite a
young man. More than forty years ago he settled in Geneva,
acquiring title to a valuable property at the corner of Exchange and
Lewis streets. Engaging in the grocery business, in which he was
quite successful, and by economical habits and an unostentatious course
of life, he was enabled to lay by a competence to
sustain him in his declining years. Honest and just in
all his dealings with his fellow-men, he earned and enjoyed the respect
From Geneva Daily Times 26 February 1902
The funeral of James F. Nevius took place from St. Francis
de Sales church at 9:30 o'clock this morning. The services were
largely attended. Requiem mass was celebrated by Very Rev. Dean
W. A. McDonald, assisted by Rev. Stephen V. McPadden. The bearers
were T. A. Kane, Albert Hennessey, William Thomas, George Carr, Michael
Broderick and William Hennessey. Interment was in St. Patrick's
From Geneva Gazette 13 November 1896
Death of Dr. Newell - Dr. Lectrus Newell, the retired dentist who
resided at 26 William St., died at a late hour Monday night from the
effects of old age. He was born in Barkhempsted, Litchfield
county, Conn., in 1805. Dr. Newell came to Geneva in 1826 and
resided here until 1830 when he went to Rochester. In 1840 he
returned to Geneva and practiced his
profession until 1875. The nearest relatives by whom he is
survived are a niece and her two children living in Ohio. His
wife died in 1892. The funeral services will be held at the
residence on Friday afternoon at three o'clock.
From Ontario County Journal 25 November 1881
Mrs. Frankie Newhall, wife of William Newhall, died at her home
near Orleans last Sunday. The funeral services were observed from her
late residence Tuesday, the 15th inst., Rev. J. A. Wader officiating.
The deceased was the adopted daughter of James W. Moore. She was
twenty-six years of age and was married a little more than two years
ago. She leaves an infant daughter between two and three weeks old,
renders the circumstances peculiarly sad. Phelps Citizen
From Ontario County Journal 23 July 1886
Seneca Castle, N. Y. - The sudden death of Mr. John Newhall was
this community. He was ill only about three days.
From Geneva Gazette 30 May 1884
Mrs. John Newhall of Seneca Castle (town of Seneca)
committed suicide last Monday by drowning in a cistern. She was
From Ontario County Times 4 June 1884
Seneca Castle, N. Y. - Mrs. John Newhall, who lived a mile
north of this place, suicided by drowning in the cistern on Sunday
night last. She had been for some months in a depressed, even
melancholy, state, and was doubtless insane. They found her about 4
o'clock Monday morning, sitting down in about four feet of water. It
was evident that she had been in the water several hours, she having
pretended the night before to desire to sleep on a lounge instead of in
her usual bed. She was buried on Wednesday morning. Rev. Mr. Parmelee,
assisted by Rev. H. H. Kellogg, officiated.
From Phelps Citizen 19 June 1924
The death of William H. Newhall, who was well-known
hereabouts, occurred last Thursday at his home in Seneca Castle.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church of that place on
Sunday and burial was in the Whitney cemetery.
From Victor Herald 6 November 1903
Mrs. Abbie E. Newkirk died Saturday, at her home here, aged 79
years. Mrs. Newkirk had been ill for some time. She leaves two sons, H.
A. Newkirk of Chicago and C. B. Newkirk of Canandaigua, and one
daughter, Mrs. E. J. Dickens of Victor.
From Shortsville Enterprise 2 February 1933
Charles B. Newkirk died suddenly at his home in Farmington on
Sunday. He was born on November 24, 1856, at Perrinton, and was married
to Miss Isadore Pomeroy in 1880. He has resided at the old homestead
farm since that date. Besides his wife, he leaves one son, Roy H.
Newkirk, of Canandaigua; and one sister, Emma Newkirk Dickinson of
Victor. Funeral services were held yesterday at 2 o'clock from his late
home, the Rev. L. L. Swarthout, past of the Manchester Baptist church,
officiating. Interment was made in Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua.
From Geneva Gazette 21 August 1891
A Fatal Accident - Another Case of "Didn't Know it was Loaded" - A
yesterday at 11 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Jane
Gray, about two miles northeast of Geneva on the Pre-emption road --
which resulted in the death of Frankie Newkirk, a little girl
aged 10, who was boarding at the house of Mrs. Gray, her grandmother.
It seems that Mrs. Gray had been absent from home all day, and
had left her son Joseph, a boy aged 12, and the
little girl, Frankie, alone. While she was gone, the girl, Frankie,
told Joseph where his mother had hidden the pistol (an old-fashioned
single barrel pistol), and he getting it sat down on one side of the
room playing with it, while the girl sat in the doorway sewing.
Accidentally the pistol was discharged, sending a
bullet into the girl's head, hitting her on the verge of the frontal
bone and entering the brain. It proved a fatal shot, and
the poor victim died in about four hours. Drs. Weyburn &
Leonard were both promptly called but could do nothing for the
ill-fated child. Coroner Bellows of Seneca county took the case
in hand for a thorough investigation.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 July 1908
The funeral of Mrs. Jane Newkirk who died yesterday at the
family residence on the Flint Road about three miles west of this city,
will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. A. B. Temple
of Number Nine Presbyterian church will officiate and interment will be
at Sand Hill. She is survived by two sons and one daughter. She was
born in the Town of Seneca and has lived there her entire life time.
From Geneva Daily Times 31 December 1909
Phelps, N. Y. - Lemuel J. Newkirk, aged 86 years, died yesterday
at the home of his son, Charles Willard Newkirk, a resident of the
northern section of the town of Phelps. The deceased was born at
Bloomingburg, Pa., June 13, 1823. When a child he came with his mother
to Alloway. He had been a resident of the Town of Phelps 78 years and
for the past sixty years had followed the trade of stone mason. He
leaves five sons, Edward S. of Erie, Pa., John d. of Poughkeepsie,
Charles W. of Alloway, Lemuel J. of Jonesville, Mich., and Albert C. of
Lock Berlin. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 February 1927
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Elwy Newland, widow of Fred H.
Newland, died at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. F. H. Newland,
early yesterday morning. Born in Naples September 22d, 1845, she
graduated from Lima Seminary and taught school for some time, being
married to Mr. Newland in 1872, coming to Clifton Springs in 1875,
where she has since resided. She was a charter member of the First
Baptist church and an active church worker for many years and was the
mother of the late Dr. Frank H. Newland, county coroner at the time of
his death in September, 1925. She is survived by three grandchildren,
Mrs. Alfred Graham of Brooklyn, Miss Inger and Paul Newland of this
village and one niece, Miss Ada Black of Fairport. Services will be
held from the home of Mrs. F. H. Newland on Wednesday afternoon at
2:30, Rev. R. S. Chalmers of the First Baptist church, officiating.
Burial in Clifton Springs Cemetery.
From Phelps Citizen 24 September 1925
The death of Dr. Frank H. Newland, which occurred suddenly
and unexpectedly at his home in Clifton Springs last Wednesday evening,
was an appalling shock to acquaintances and friends hereabouts. Dr.
Newland was born in East Bloomfield and was the son of Fred Newland,
who was a school teacher and former resident of Phelps. He was 52 years
of age and had practiced his profession in and about Clifton Springs
for over twenty years. He graduated from Cook Academy, Colgate
University and the Cleveland Homeopathic Medical College. He was
coroner for Ontario county at the time of his death. He is survived by
his wife, Maude B.; son, Paul V.; daughter, M. Inger and his mother.
Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon. Rev. R. S. Chalmers,
pastor of the Baptist church, officiating, and burial was made in the
Clifton Springs cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 September 1910
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Frederick H. Newland, a highly
esteemed resident of this village, died suddenly yesterday afternoon
from apoplexy at his home on East Main street. Mr. Newland had not been
in good health for several years, but was to be about a few minutes
previous to his death and was walking about in his garden when
stricken. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. J. Arthur Hilton
of Brooklyn, and son, Dr. Frank H. Newland, a well-known physician of
this place. Mr. Newland, who was the son of a Baptist minister, was one
of the most active members of the Baptist church here, having for years
been deacon and trustee.
From Phelps Citizen 17 February 1916
The death of Mrs. S. M. Newland occurred at the family home
in Seneca Castle on Sunday, following an attack of pneumonia. The
funeral was held at Clifton Springs Wednesday afternoon at the Baptist
church of which Mr. Newland was formerly pastor. Mrs. Newland was a
member of the well-known Ferguson family of Phelps. daughter of the
late John Ferguson, and her first husband was Oscar Moore of Orleans.
Besides her husband, who formerly resided in Phelps and attended our
High School, Mrs. Newland leaves a son and adopted daughter.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 3 January 1906
Stanley, N. Y. - Mrs. Alfred Newman died at her home north of
Stanley Saturday morning, Dec. 23, of pneumonia. She is survived by her
husband and two sons. The funeral was held Tuesday, Dec. 26. This was a
sad holiday season for Mr. Newman and his sons.
From Ontario County Journal 7 April 1893
Last Sunday forenoon at 10:50 o'clock occurred the death of Algernon
For years Mr. Newman had been suffering from a stomach
difficulty, which had more recently been complicated with a kidney
trouble. His illness had been made more serious by his mental distress
on account of the death of his wife, which occurred about the middle of
January. Death at the last was very sudden. An hour before he had been
talking with his son, Willis, regarding the drug business. Three
minutes before his death he had been conversing with members of his
family. Mr. Newman was born May 1, 1837, in East Bloomfield, near the
line dividing that town from Farmington. His education was gained at
the East Bloomfield Academy, then among the best schools of the county.
At an early age he came to Canandaigua, and worked for a time in a
clothing store in what is now the Hale block. Later, he went to
Rochester, where he worked for an uncle in a drug store and learned the
business of pharmacy. At the age of twenty-two, he came to Canandaigua
and purchased a drug stock and established himself in that business in
the store which he has ever since occupied. In 1860, he married Augusta
Ruby Denton. To them were born five children, Willis D., Louise M.,
Horace B., Frank S. and Gratia A., all of whom survive. Mr. Newman was
a member of the First Congregational Church, of which for many years he
was a trustee. His loss will be much felt by that church. Although
usually avoiding any position of a public nature, he was for several
years a trustee of the village. He also served as treasurer of the
Driving Park Association during his life and for several years as
treasurer of the Ontario Agricultural Society. Mr. Newman's name,
during all the years of his adult life, had been prominently identified
with the industry of the place. He had continually advanced the line of
his business, until it has attained a reputation in places remote from
Canandaigua. As an honorable, high-minded citizen, and as a
progressive, original business man, Mr. Newman's name will be long
retained in respectful memory in Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Journal 16 January 1903
The death of Ariel Newman occurred at the home of his son,
Benjamin Newman, Gibson street, on Friday. The deceased was 85 years of
age, and had resided in Reeds Corners until about a year ago, when he
came here to live with his son. Another son, Dr. O. E. Newman, of Penn
Yan, also survives. The funeral was held from the Newman home on Sunday
afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. L. T. Reed officiating. The remains were
taken to Gorham for interment on Monday.
From Victor Herald 2 January 1892
Our aged and respected townsman, Benjamin Newman, the notice
of whose death we published last week, was born in New Paltz, Ulster
county, N. Y., October 8th, 1799; and at the date of his death was the
oldest man in town. For many years he had been a resident of Victor,
and followed the occupation of a farmer during his active life, but the
past few years he has resided in the village. December 19th, 1824, he
married to Margaret Lane, who died in 1867. By this marriage he had
eight children, only three of whom survive: George W., of Palmetto,
Fla., Josiah, of Rochester, and Elsie Eugenia of Victor. In 1868, he
married Lucy Marsh Spencer, who survived him by only a few days. Mr.
Newman was for many years a member of the Methodist church, a faithful
and consistent Christian, and honorable in all his ways. His funeral
was held from his late residence last Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
From Ontario County Journal 10 December 1915
The death of Benjamin Newman, aged 58 years, occurred at his
home on Gibson street on Tuesday night. Besides his wife, he leaves one
son, B. Eugene Newman, of Wisconsin, and a daughter, Mrs. Louise Gresh,
of Canandaigua. The funeral services will be held at the home this
afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Livingston L. Taylor of the Congregational
church will officiate.
From Ontario County Journal 24 November 1899
Cyrus W. Newman, an aged and esteemed resident of this village,
died at his home on Wood street on Tuesday, after an illness of a few
weeks. Mr. Newman was born in the town of Gorham on Oct. 6, 1820, and
was engaged in farming in that town until 1867, when he moved with his
family to Canandaigua and became interested in the sale of agricultural
implements. In 1875 he and his son, J. E. Newman, opened a furniture
store and continued it until 1892, when Mr. Newman retired from active
business. Mr. Newman was married on July 20, 1843, to Harriet T. Cowan
of Sodus, by whom he is survived. Mr. Newman was a member of the
Presbyterian church of Gorham, but while residing in Canandaigua, he
had allied himself with the Congregational church. Two children also
survive him, Justin E. Newman of this village, and Mrs. W. A. Carson of
Rushville. The funeral services, which were private, were held from his
late home yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and were conducted by his
grandson, Rev. A. W. Taylor of Seneca Falls and Rev. C. H. Dickinson.
From Ontario County Journal 1 August 1902
Gorham, N. Y. - On July 24 occurred the death of Elias Newman, who
was at the time of his death the oldest resident of this place. He was
93 years of age. All his life had been spent in or near the village,
with the exception of one year spent at Battle Creek, Mich. He was a
man highly esteemed in the community. His wife, who was Miss Helen
Snyder, died 11 years ago. Three children survive him: Oliver E.
Newman, Mrs. C. M. DeGraff and Miss Olive Newman, all of this place.
Two children have passed away. The funeral services were held from his
late home on Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. J. E. Wilson, pastor
of the Baptist church, assisted by Rev. W. G. Reed, conducting the
services. Mr. Newman had been a member of the Baptist church for many
years. Interment was in Gorham cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 December 1908
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth McCarthy Newman, aged about 37
years, died about 11 o'clock yesterday at the home of her mother, Mrs.
Kathryn McCarthy, on Gorham street, after a long illness from pulmonary
trouble. She leaves her husband, one daughter, Margaret; her mother,
Mrs. Kathryn McCarthy; three brothers, Thomas and William McCarthy of
Canandaigua; and James of Cleveland, and three sisters, Mrs. Michael
Farrell and Mrs. Sidney McCarthy of Canandaigua, and Kathryn McCarthy
From Ontario Republican Times 30 July 1862
Died at Oak's Corners, on the 24th instant, in the 21st year
of his age, George Newman. The deceased volunteered in Capt.
Baird's company at the breaking out of the rebellion, was at the battle
of Bull Run, where he received the praise of his officers and comrades
for his gallant conduct. Through over exertion, he was attacked with
bleeding of the lungs, from which he never recovered. He was a genial
companion, and beloved by all who knew him.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 May 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - After four years of helplessness, Mrs.
Harriet Thurber Newman, widow of Cyrus Newman, passed away at her
home on Wood street Sunday night, aged 84 years. A fractured hip first
rendered Mrs. Newman nearly helpless and this was increased by
paralysis. She was born in Williamson and had resided in Canandaigua
forty years. She is survived by one son, Justin E. Newman of this
place, and one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Carson, of Rushville; also two
From Ontario Republican Times 11 January 1861
Died near Oak's Corners, Jan. 3d, Mr. John Newman, in the 67th
year of his age. Mr. N. was born in England, in the County of Kent. He
came to this country in 1828; in 1838 he became the hopeful subject of
renewing grace, and united himself with the Presbyterian Church at
Oak's Corners, in the christian fellowship of which he continued until
His last sickness was protracted and attended with great bodily
As the disease (dropsy) drew near its fatal termination, it disturbed
and more the regular exercise of his reason. In his lucid moments there
were increasing manifestations of the reign of grace in the heart. He
left a wife and six children to mourn the loss of an affectionate
and of a kind and exemplary parent. To all his christian friends it is
consoling to know that "there remaineth therefore, a rest to the people
From Naples Record 2 July 1941
Mrs. Katheryn Maude Newman, 57, widow of the Rev. James H. Newman,
died on Tuesday, July 1, at the home of her son, the Rev. John Newman
in Watkins Glen, after a lingering illness. She was a daughter of Fred
and Caroline Cornish Getsinger, of Naples, and was born in South
Bristol on October 12, 1883. For a number of years she was a teacher in
the school in Lodi. Besides her parents, she leaves two daughters, the
Misses Beatrice and Helen Newman, of Naples; and two sons, the Rev.
John Newman of Ovid, and Jayson Newman, who is stationed at Camp
Edwards, Mass. Services will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m., from the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Getsinger, in Naples, and at
2:30 p.m. from the Naples Methodist church. The Rev. Paul Kirkpatrick,
pastor of the Lodi Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be
made in Rose Ridge cemetery
From Victor Herald 2 January 1892
Lucy S. Newman, widow of the late Benjamin Newman, was the
daughter of Isaac Marsh, one of the early settlers of this town. She
was born at the old Marsh homestead, Oct. 11, 1806. She possessed
unusual personal attractions and literary tastes. She received a
liberal education and was an excellent teacher, and at one time was a
member of the faculty of the Lima Seminary. In 1853 she married J. G.
Spencer, of Brighton, Mich., who died in the army in 1863. In 1868 she
married Benjamin Newman, who died last Thursday. She united with the
Methodist church in Victor in her girlhood, and was always found at her
post on duty, even during the latter part of her life, with the weight
of over four score years resting upon her, she could find time and
strength to attend not only the sabbath morning service, but to teach a
sabbath school class, and attend the prayer meetings and many of the
social gatherings of the church. She leaves no family and is the last
of that remarkable Marsh family so prominent in the early social and
religious life of the
town. She is believed to have died intestate. The funeral was held at
the Methodist church on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Green
conducting the services.
From Ontario County Journal 4 May 1900
Thomas Newman died at his home on Clark street at 4 o'clock
yesterday morning, after a painful illness of four weeks. Mr. Newman
was born in Kent county, England, April 30, 1822, and at the age of
seven years came to this county with his parents, who settled near Oaks
Corners. Upon his marriage with Miss Emily Codding of Bristol, he made
his home at Canandaigua and had since resided here, a period of over 50
years. Mr. Newman was a carriage maker by trade. For a number of years
he was employed upon the lake, but for over 30 years, he had been
janitor of the court house and crier of the court. In November, 1898,
he resigned as janitor, though he continued his duties as crier. Mr.
Newman was three times married, his second and third wives being Miss
Sarah Benham and Miss Marietta Nicholson, both of this village. Mr.
Newman was held in the highest esteem by his fellow men. He was a man
whose integrity was above reproach. In the performance of his duties he
was faithful to the letter. Possessed of an unselfish nature, he was
constantly doing acts of kindness for those around him. His familiar
figure in and about the court house will be sorely missed. He is
survived by his wife, one son, Myron E. Newman, and two daughters, Mrs.
William Maggs of Muncie, Ind., and Dr. Elizabeth Newman of Boston,
Mass. The funeral services will be held from his late home tomorrow
afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. J. Q. Adams officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 24 June 1898
The death of Willis D. Newman occurred on Tuesday morning
after an illness of five months. The deceased was 34 years of age and
leaves a wife and two children. The funeral was held from his late
residence on Bristol street, Thursday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock, Rev.
H. Wyse Jones officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 24 November 1882
East Bloomfield Station, N. Y. - Mrs. Amanda Newton died Monday
noon, aged 82 years. Her death was caused from injuries received Friday
last, by falling down stairs, breaking her collar bone and otherwise
injuring her. Previous to her fall she was in good health. The funeral
was held at 10 o'clock a.m. Wednesday.
From Ontario County Times 27 May 1891
Bristol, N. Y. - There died in Bristol, Sunday, May 25th, one of its oldest inhabitants, Darius Newton, aged
85 years. Mr. Newton was born in Goshen, Litchfield county, Conn., in
1806, the fifth of a family of fourteen children, none of whom survive
him. His father, Isaac Newton, removed to East Bloomfield in 1818 with
eleven children, settling upon the farm for many years owned by Miss
Amanda Newton, south of the Center. Mr. Newton was twice married, first
to Miss Cynthia Cook Lee, by whom he had two sons, one only of whom is
living, Isaac, who at present resides in Cleveland, O. In 1874, he
married Miss Mary C. Simmons, by whom he had five children, of whom
there are living, Mrs. D. W. Green of Richmond; Mrs. Geo. Sawyer of
Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. H. H. Emmons of Portland, Oregon, and Jno.
Newton of Bristol. Mr. Newton's early advantages were few as the family
were poor. He never attended school until his twelfth year, but no one
would have thought his advantages so limited, when hearing him discuss
the current topics of the day. He was an ardent admirer of the Tribune
and its founder, being a subscriber from 1841, and the last newspaper
he ever read was the semi-centennial number of that journal. He was a
man of remarkable physical endurance, his first illness being his last.
His extreme energy and cheerfulness, the pleasant faculty of making the
best of the ills that come to mankind, will long be remembered by those
with whom he was associated.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 26 December 1928
Geneva, Dec 25 - Mrs. Ida A. Newton, 75, died yesterday at her
home, 60 High Street. She leaves two sons, R. D. Newton of Flint and
Newell Newton of East Rochester; four daughters, Mrs. Viola Salk and
Miss Clara Newton of Detroit, Miss Charlotte Newton of Washington, D.
C. and Miss Grace Newton of Penn Yan; two brothers, F. D. Estey of
Flint and A. F. Estey of East Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth
Cook of Flint. Funeral Wednesday at 2:30 from the home. Burial in Sand
From Geneva Daily Times 16 March 1908
The death of Mrs. Julia A. Newton occurred yesterday
morning at 3:20 o'clock at the home of her niece, Mrs. B. C. Barclay,
after an illness of five weeks. Mrs. Newton was 88 years old, was born
in the town of Junius, Seneca county, Aug. 6, 1820, and has resided
there the greater part of her life. She was married to William H.
Newton, Feb. 1, 1844, who died March 16, 1905. One daughter was born to
them March 13, 1859, who died Dec. 23 1877.
She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Nancy Henderson of Topeka, Ind. The
will take place tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock from the residence, No.
Lyceum street. Rev. W. W. Weller will officiate and interment will be
in the West Junius Cemetery. No flowers.
From Ontario County Times 19 October 1887
Bristol, N. Y. - Died, at the residence of her parents in Bristol,
on Wednesday, the 12th instant, Mrs. Laura Ann Newton, daughter
Phineas and Laura A. Kent, and wife of Isaac Newton, Esq. of
Cleveland, Ohio, aged 49 years and 3 months. Mrs. Newton came to
Bristol in July, as had been her annual custom for many years, to visit
her parents, and although in poor health at the time, she had no
thought but that after a few weeks she should return to her own home.
But that was not to be, and after weeks of suffering, which she bore
with great patience and fortitude, she passed from earth to that better
land where sorrow and suffering are unknown, and where the weary are at
rest. The heartfelt sympathy of the whole community goes out to the
aged and infirm parents, the husband, and son of the deceased in this
the time of their great affliction. Her funeral was attended at her old
home on Saturday, the 15th inst. The services were conducted by Rev. L.
C. Brown of Honeoye Falls, assisted by Rev. George a. Cole of Bristol,
and she was followed to her last resting place by a large number of
friends of her youth, who will always cherish pleasant memories of
their departed companion and friend.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 November 1905
Shortsville, N. Y. - Louis Dewight Newton, 78 years old, a retired
farmer and prominent resident of Manchester village, died at his home
on Main street, Saturday morning. He was born in Connecticut, and moved
with his people to this town
when but a child, and has made his home here ever since, having resided
in Manchester village over forty years. September 14, 1853,
he was married to Miss Betsey Brewster, of Shortsville, whom he
by several years. He leaves four children, Frank Newton, of ,Pittsburgh
William D. Newton, formerly of Victor, but now in New Mexico; Mrs. John
Bullock of Rochester and Mrs. Edson Randall of Manchester. The funeral
will be held from the Newton homestead in Manchester tomorrow afternoon
at 2 o'clock, Rev. Joseph Weston of the Baptist church, officiating.
From Victor Herald 2 June 1899
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Sunday afternoon occurred the death of
Mark Newton at his home in this town, at the age of 68 years
and 8 months. His sister, Harriet, survives him. Funeral services were
held at his late home Tuesday forenoon, Rev. B. F. Hitchcock
From Ontario County Times 16 July 1884
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Newton, widow of the late
Proctor Newton, died of old age at her residence in this village last
Sunday afternoon. She has resided in this place for many years, and had
attained the ripe old age of 83 years. Two daughters, Mrs. E. J.
Warfield of Clifton Springs and Mrs. Julia Herendeen of Farmington; and
one son, L. Dwight Newton of Manchester, survive her. The funeral will
be held on Wednesday at 3 o'clock p.m.
From Victor Herald 1 March 1901
Bristol, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Mary C. Newton was
held at her late home, Wednesday, February 20th, at 11 a.m. The
services were conducted by Rev. F. F. Buckner. Her remains were
interred in the family plot. Her six nephews acted as bearers. The
deceased is survived by four children, Mrs. Mary Green of Allens Hill;
Mrs. Altha Emmons of Portland, Oregon; Mrs. Stella Sawyer of Kansas
City, and John of Bristol. She was in her 88th year, her 87th birthday
being celebrated at her niece's, Mrs. W. S. Hicks, November 17th.
From Ontario County Times 22 May 1878
Shortsville, N. Y. - Death has again visited this community and
taken from its midst one of our oldest and most respected citizens. Proctor
died at his home last Wednesday afternoon of congestion of
the lungs. His funeral was held in the Presbyterian church and
conducted by the Rev. Mr. Wilson of the Baptist church at Manchester.
Deceased was seventy-nine years of age and had been a resident of our
village for fifteen years. His remains were interred in the cemetery of
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