"Ni" to "Nz" Obituaries
From Geneva Daily Times 1 March 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - The many friends and acquaintances of Aleck
one of Canandaigua's well-known citizens, who had resided
here nearly all his life, were greatly shocked yesterday to learn of
sudden death while engaged with fellow workmen in installing a new
plant at the County Jail. Mr. Niblock had been ill the past two weeks
grip. Yesterday he went to work for the first time at the jail, where
noon he was suddenly attacked with heart trouble, and fell back into
arms of A. A. Sterling. He was immediately removed to the apartments of
Sheriff Van Voorhees and his son, John Niblock, a clerk at the
was summoned. The father died as the son entered the room. He had
suffered slight attacks of heart trouble, and his physician, Dr. E. P.
states that he went out too soon after his illness.
From Ontario County Journal 5 September 1913
The death of Mrs. Fred Nicholas occurred at her home at
Holcomb on Saturday evening after a year's illness. Deceased was 60
years of age and the greater part of her life had been spent in this
vicinity, where she was highly esteemed. She is survived by her
husband, one daughter, and a granddaughter, Mrs. L. L. Pierce and Ruth
Pierce of Ionia. She is also survived by a brother, Edgar Wheaton of
Canandaigua. The funeral was held from the family home on Monday
afternoon conducted by Rev. W. D. Robinson, pastor of the
Congregational church, of which Mrs. Nicholas was a member. Four
nephews of the deceased acted as bearers and interment was made at
From Ontario County Journal 26 March 1915
Victor, N. Y. - The funeral of Frederick Nicholas was held
at the Universalist church on Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Nicholas, with his
wife and daughter, were for many years residents of the town of
Bristol, at first working S. H. Wheeler's farm and later acting as
agent for the McCormick machinery. He was a member of the old E. K. O.
R. organization and for a long time was its president. For years he was
treasurer of the Universalist church society and a regular attendant at
the church and it was with regret that his neighbors saw him move to
Holcomb some years ago. While there he was a successful business man.
His wife, Phoebe Wheaton Nicholas, died some two years ago and he
leaves a daughter, Mrs. L. L. Pierce, of Ionia, and one granddaughter.
Burial was beside his wife in the Evergreen cemetery. The daughter has
the sincerest sympathy of her many Bristol friends. Mr. Nicholas was 62
years old and died at Rochester by his own hand, after taking the life
From "The Washington Theological Repertory, Volume 1." [Episcopal Church] J.
OBITUARY. Died, in Geneva, NY on the 31st
December last, John Nicholas, Esq. in the 57th year of his age.
was born, in 1764, in the State of Virginia, where he received his education,
and resided till 1803, when he removed to the village of Geneva. He was educated
for the law, and in the early part of his life devoted himself to the practice
of it. Having, however, a strong predilection for agricultural pursuits, he
relinquished the legal profession after a few years practice in it, and turned
his attention, principally, for the rest of his life, to these pursuits. During
the most critical period of our country's history, he was honoured with three
successive elections to the national legislature from his native state. Shortly
after his removal to the state of New-York, he was elected a member of its
senate, and, about the same time, was appointed first judge of the
The cause of his death was a dropsical affection, which had for
several years been gradually undermining his constitution. [ [page 289]
Thanks to Martha Magill for this contribution.
From Shortsville Enterprise 2 June 1911
Mrs. Ann Nichols died suddenly at her late resident in the town of
Farmington at an early hour Tuesday morning. She was born March 30,
1828, in Nottinghamshire, England, the daughter of George and Eliza
Stevens, who came to this country from Southwell City, England. She was
married November 14, 1852, to Edward H. Nichols, who was for years
proprietor of a flourishing general store in Farmington. He died
October 3, 1888. She leaves one daughter, Lillie Nichols, who had cared
for her mother, as she had been almost a helpless invalid for
From Shortsville Enterprise 14 January 1915
The death of Mrs. Edmund T. Nichols, an aged and highly
resident of the Parlor Village, occurred at her home in Hebron avenue
Friday morning at 11:20 o'clock, after an illness of pneumonia covering
period of only three days. Her age was 84 years. Mrs. Nichols was born
Canajoharie during the month of August, 1830, and was a daughter of the
Friend and Nancy Kenyon, her maiden name being Miss Anna Maria Kenyon.
early days were spent in Marion, Wayne county, and she was united in
with Mr. Nichols at that place on June 20, 1852. After their marriage
went to Joliet, Ill., to reside and three years later removed to
Eight years ago they again moved, going to Falls Village, Ct., and for
years have made their home in Shortsville with their daughter, Mrs. Mae
Mr. and Mrs. Nichols celebrated the 62nd anniversary of their marriage
this village on June 29, 1914. The survivors are her husband, one son,
D. Nichols of Chicago, Ill.; one daughter, Mrs. Kellogg of Hebron
and one grandson, Edmund Kellogg of Chicago. She was also an aunt of
J. M. Stoddard of High street. The funeral services were held from her
home on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. D. H. MacKenzie
The remains were placed in the receiving vault in Brookside cemetery
will removed later to the cemetery at Marion.
From Ontario County Journal 12 October 1888
Farmington, N. Y. - The funeral services of Edward H.
Nichols were held last Sunday at the Orthodox Friends church. Mary
S. Knowls preached a short sermon from the words: "Be still, and know
that I am God." After which Rev. John Kline made a few remarks. The
of flowers was quite extensive, consisting of a number of bouquets, a
and a beautiful floral pillow, presented by Farmington Lodge No. 819,
O. G. T., of which Mr. Nichols was an honored member. The funeral was
Source: The Palmyra Courier, October 19, 1888, page 2 [a Wayne
County NY newspaper]
Farmington, N. Y. - Edward H. Nichols, who has kept store here
for a number of years, died very suddenly Wednesday, October 3d
of rheumatism of the heart. He went to the barn just before noon. Not
answering when called to dinner, someone went out and found him sitting
in a chair dead. Fish pole and lines
were by him and it was probable he was preparing for a fishing
excursion he intended to make on Friday. His health had been poor for a
long time, but he kept around to look after his business. He was about
69 years of age. He leaves a wife, an invalid for many years, and a
daughter, Miss Lily Nichols, also several brothers in town. Exercises
consisting of music and prayer were held in the Hall, and remarks were
made at the Orthodox church by Mary S. Knowles and John Cline. Thanks
for this contribution.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 June 1908
Shortsville, N. Y. - In a fall down stairs, Mrs. Elizabeth
Nichols, widow of the late William Nichols, met instant death in
Farmington about 9 o'clock Monday night. Mrs. Nichols, who had always
been a resident of Farmington, for the past few years had made her home
with her brother, Winfield S. Power. Monday night Mr. Power was trying
to fit a wick in a lantern and his sister went upstairs to get a new
wick. After Mrs. Nichols had been gone a few minutes, Mr. Power heard a
fall, and rushed to her aid, but she was dead before he reached her.
She had evidently stumbled when coming down the stairway and had fallen
headlong, her head striking against the doorjam at the front of the
stairs. Her neck was broken. Mrs. Nichols was carrying a lighted lamp,
the chimney of which was broken in the fall, and, unfortunately, the
light was extinguished. Coroner Daniel A. Eiseline of Shortsville, who
was summoned, said that death was due to dislocation of the neck,
caused by accidental fall. Mrs. Nichols was a daughter of the late
Moses and Chloe Turrell Power, and was born in the town of Farmington,
on what is known as the Rushmore farm, seventy-four years ago. Her
husband, William Nichols, died in 1898. She leaves no near relatives
except her brother, Winfield S. Power.
From Ontario County Journal 20 October 1899
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Mrs. Evelyn Nichols died of consumption at
the home of Simeon Nichols on Saturday, Oct. 14, aged 26 years. She
leaves a husband and two little boys, the eldest six years of age.
From Ontario County Journal 25 March 1898
Farmington, N. Y. - Mrs. Henry Nichols died last week Tuesday
morning at 6 o'clock. She leaves, besides her husband, two daughters,
Mrs. John Calhoun of Farmington, and Mrs. Rainbow of Syracuse; also
four sons, Lysander of Angelica, Charles, Milton and John of Michigan.
From Shortsville Enterprise 16 February 1912
Henry Brotherton Nichols, a resident of the town of Farmington,
died at his home on Sunday evening, aged 95 years. For more than a year
past he had been an invalid, being practically helpless. Mr. Nichols
was born May 22, 1816, and was the oldest living resident of
Farmington. On Jan 26, 1843, he was united in marriage to Miss Hannah
Power, who passed to her reward on March 15, 1898. With the exception
of a few years passed in Chautauqua county, he had always made his home
in Farmington. The deceased is survived by six children, Milton H., of
India River, Mich.; Lysander A. of Canada; John F. of Athens, Mich.;
Charles H. of Mendon, Mich.; Mrs. Chloe Rainbow of Egypt, and Mrs. U.
A. Calhoun of Farmington. The funeral services were held from the
Friends' church on Thursday morning at 11 o'clock, conducted by Rev. E.
P. Wood of Victor.
From Geneva Gazette 10 May 1895
Henry W. Nichols, a prominent physician of Canandaigua, died
Wednesday morning last, aged 75 years. He rendered efficient
service during the war as Surgeon of the 4th Missouri cavalry and later
of the 8th infantry, same state, and was pension examiner at
Canandaigua from 1883 to 1894.
From Ontario County Journal 10 May 1895
On Wednesday morning, May 8, at 9 o'clock, occurred the death of Dr.
Nichols of this village. Dr. Nichols was about 65
years of age, and was the youngest and latest surviving son of the late
Dr. Asher Nichols of Rushville, formerly of Whiting, Vermont. He had
retired from the active practice of his profession, was a member of the
Albert M. Murray post, G. A. R., and of the Canandaigua lodge, F. and
A. M. He was for some time pension examiner of this district. Death
resulted from an apoplectic stroke. A widow and son survive. The
funeral services will be attended from St. John's church tomorrow
morning at half-past 10 o'clock. The interment will be at Rushville.
From Geneva Gazette 7 September 1849
SUICIDE - The wife of Jacob Nichols of Farmington, put a
period to her existence on the
29th of August last, by hanging herself in the garret of her dwelling
house, suspended by a silk handkerchief from a rafter. Her
husband was absent at his work in the forenoon, and the children
she sent to their grand-mother. She was discovered by her husband
at noon when he returned. She was quite dead. Coroner Royce held
an inquest on her body the next day, when it
appeared that she had been in very poor health for the last
six months, and her mind partially deranged. The verdict
is in accordance with the above facts. She was 36 years old, and
leaves five children. Ontario Repository
From Canandaigua Chronicle 24 April 1907
Manchester, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Louisa Blackwell
Nichols, wife of Jacob Nichols, was held at the North Farmington
Friends meeting house Thursday at 1 o'clock p.m. Mrs. Nichols was born
in Rushville 82 years ago. Most of the time since her marriage her home
has been in the town of Farmington, about three miles northwest of this
village. She is survived by two sons, Perry of Farmington and Louis of
this town. She was a woman universally respected.
From Ontario County Journal 18 March 1892
Bristol, N. Y. - Mrs. Maria Nichols died at her sons in Michigan,
remains were brought here and interred in the Codding Cemetery. Funeral
held on Sunday, the Rev. Mr. Orelup officiating.
From Ontario County Chronicle 1 June 1904
Hall's Corners, N. Y. - Marion B. Nichols died at his home in this
village last Tuesday afternoon after a long and painful illness.
Besides his widow, he is survived by three sons, William, George and
Warren of this place; and two daughters, Mrs. Daniel Phillips of Gorham
and Mrs. Ida Hershey of Elmira; and one sister, Mrs. Sidney Ansley of
Gage, N. Y. Funeral services were held at his late residence on
Thursday afternoon, the Rev. Dr. Temple, of Seneca, officiating,
assisted by Rev. Mr. Crane of Bellona. Mr. Nichols was a member of
Osceola Lodge, No. 768.
From Shortsville Enterprise 23 July 1925
Mrs. Mary Aldrich Nichols, wife of Frederick J. Nichols, died at
her residence, 44 Gorham street, Canandaigua, at 5 o'clock on Monday
evening, following a long illness. Her age was 78 years. She is
survived by her husband; two sons, Roy W. Nichols of Rochester and Leon
F. Nichols of Shortsville; also one sister, Mrs. George B. Arnold of
Boston, Mass. The funeral services will be held from her late home this
Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Finley.
The burial will be made in the family plot in Brookside Cemetery,
From Ontario County Journal 5 October 1906
Bristol, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Mary Nichols, widow
of Simeon Nichols, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James
Monogan, on Sunday morning. The funeral was held from her home of her
son, Edgar, on Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, burial being made in the
Evergreen cemetery. The deceased had been in ill health for the past
few years. She was 73 years of age and is survived by one daughter and
From Ontario County Times 21 May 1890
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - On the 6th inst., Mrs. Mason Nichols died quite suddenly. She was aged 34 years and leaves a husband and three children seriously afflicted.
From Ontario County Journal 7 January 1887
Hopewell, N. Y. - Mrs. Perry Nichols died on Thursday last of
consumption. Funeral on Sunday. She had been a great sufferer, but her
end was peace.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 December 1909
Mrs. Rose Nichols, aged 66 years, died this morning at the home of
her son, Edward C. Nichols, No. 81 St. Clair street. She is survived
only by her son.
From Ontario County Chronicle 9 January 1901
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Simeon Nichols died at the home of
his son on Thursday last of dyspepsia. Funeral, Sunday from his late
home; interment at Baptist Hill.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 April 1910
Hopewell Center, N. Y. - Edward Nicholson, 89 years of age, and
one of Hopewell's oldest and respected citizens, died on Friday night,
at his home at Freshour's on the R. and E., where he had lived for
nearly half a century. For several years Mr. Nicholson has been in
failing health. Death was due to a general breaking down of his powers.
The deceased was a successful farmer and business man. He was born in
Shropshire, England, and in 1854 came to this country. In 1864 he
married Miss Amelia Covert of Newark, New Jersey, who died seven years
ago. He is survived by one niece, Mrs. Mary Freshour, of this place.
The funeral was held from his late home this afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Rev. Livingston Taylor of the Congregational church of Canandaigua
officiated. The interment will be made in West Avenue Cemetery,
From Geneva Daily Times 22 January 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - The death of Leander E. Nicholson occurred
home on Pleasant street Sunday evening after a long
period of failing health which developed into the fatal illness last
week. Mr. Nicholson was born at Hornell 58 years ago. There he married
Miss Rosina Burch 36 years ago and they removed to Potter and Mr.
Nicholson engaged in farming, removing thence to Hopewell. There
failing health compelled him to retire and he removed to this village,
where he has since resided. He is survived by his wife, two sons,
George A., justice of the peace of this town, and Ray O., also of this
village, and Mrs. Christopher Emery of Hornell, and three brothers, J.
William and Calvin Nicholson of Hornell and Wilson B. Nicholson of
Chapinville. Mr. Nicholson was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
From Ontario County Journal 25 March 1881
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Departed this life on Wednesday evening,
March 16, 1881, Mrs. Amanda, widow of the late Lyman D. Niece,
aged 59 years. Mrs. N. had passed nearly the entire period of her
married life (about 40 years) at Bristol or Cold Springs, and in the
time had won by her kindness and native amiability, a host of friends
and not an enemy. She had suffered with great patience for several
years from a virulent cancer, which was the final cause of her death.
When it became known to her that she was about to pass away,
she calmly gave directions respecting her funeral, making choice
of Rev. Mr. Woodruff, a former pastor, to preach, and indicating pieces
to be sung on the occasion. Her memory will be cherished by her old
neighbors and numerous surviving relatives.
From Naples Record 17 April 1875
Lyman D. Niece of
Bristol Springs died quite suddenly on Friday night of last week; his
age was 56 years; his illness was only about three days duration and was
unexpected to his family and friends. Mr. Niece was a well-known
resident of South Bristol, highly respected and beloved by all who knew
him, and his death was deeply felt by that town and our own. The funeral
services were held last Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Cold Springs school
house, and his remains were entered in the Coye burying yard. The
concourse of people and carriages in attendance was very large.
From Naples Record 27 April 1878
Honeoye, N. Y. - Mrs. James Nieham, aged twenty-five
years, died of consumption, on Friday, April 1st. She leaves a husband
and infant child. Her remains were taken last Sunday to Canandaigua for
From Ontario County Journal 14 February 1919
Honeoye, N. Y. - - Friday evening occurred the death of James Nighan, at
his home on Main street, after an illness of several days, caused by
influenza followed by pneumonia. Mr. Nighan was born in County Cork,
Ireland, March 28, 1847. He came to New York City when a boy of nine
years and lived with relatives there for six years, coming then to this
town, where he had since resided. On Jan. 3, 1882, he married Miss
Julia Menihan, who died four months ago. He leaves a daughter, Frances;
and a son, Edmund, both of this place; three brothers, Michael of
Parma, Timothy of Rochester, and William of Lima; three sisters, Mrs.
Margaret Menihan of Lima, and the Misses Mary and Ellen Nighan of
Rochester. The funeral, which was private, was held from the late home
Saturday afternoon. Burial was made at the Catholic cemetery here.
From Ontario County Times 28 September 1887
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Mrs. Michael Niglin, daughter of
Daniel Driscol, died at her home in Honeoye, Saturday, September 24th,
after a lingering illness. The funeral will be held today at Honeoye.
The remains will be taken to East Bloomfield for burial.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 June 1904
The funeral of Michael Nilan, who died Saturday afternoon,
took place at 10 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales church. The deceased
was seventy years of age. He was born in Ireland and came to this
country and city forty-five years ago. The deceased is survived by two
sons, one of whom is Timothy
J. Nilan of this city, and three daughters. The following were bearers:
Richard Toole, Thomas McGinnis, John Kane, Martin Malon, Thomas
McNearey and Thomas Kane.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 February 1909
Mrs. Anne Noonan Niland, aged 86 years, wife of Martin Niland,
died yesterday afternoon at the family residence, No. 19 Lake street.
Death was due to old age and general debility. Mrs. Niland was born in
Ireland, but had been a resident of this city for the past sixty-seven
years, having been one of Geneva's oldest adopted residents. She was a
devout member of St. Francis DeSales church. The deceased's first
husband was John Noonan, who died about thirty years ago, by whom three
children survive. They are James H. Noonan and Patrick Noonan of this
city, and William Noonan of Cleveland, O. The funeral will take place
from St. Francis DeSales church tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock and
interment will be in the family plot in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
Geneva Gazette 26 July 1901
death of Mrs. H. W. Niles occurred at her home near Melvin
Hill Wednesday morning. She was 56 years of age and leaves
besides her husband, three
children: Herbert and Oscar Niles of Rochester, and Mrs. Otis
Hewitt, of this village.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 October 1915
Mrs. Eliza J. Noble, aged 52 years, wife of Daniel A. Noble, of
Orleans, died yesterday at her home. Besides her husband, she leaves
three sons, Herbert J. Noble of Rochester, Harry Noble of Ann Arbor,
Michigan, and Howard Noble of Hamilton; two daughters, Mrs. J. Mason of
Ontario and Mrs. R. Whitbeck of Penn Yan; two brothers, B. Meens of
Silver Springs and Edward Meens of New York; two sisters, Mrs. F. Chase
of Washington and Mrs. F. Raymond of Stanley. Funeral services will be
held Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock at her late home, Rev. Mr.
Nasmita officiating. Interment will be made in the Orleans cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 June 1910
Mrs. Sarah Nobles, wife of Harry Noble, died this morning at 9
o'clock at the family res, No. 33 Grove street. Besides her husband,
she leaves a daughter, Mrs. T. E. McDuffy; and one son, Roy H. Noble;
two brothers, George W. Barnes and Joshua M. Barnes of the west; two
sisters, Mrs. John K. Turner of Benton and Mrs. Frances Roberts of
Gage. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from
the house. It will be private, Rev. P. H. Riegel will officiate and
interment will be at Bellona.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 December 1903
Canandaigua, N. Y. - News reached here of the suicide of a
resident of the east lake shore,
Mrs. George Nobles, seventy, who lived with relatives
near Monagles Landing. While the family were absent from home, Mr.
Nobles, husband of the deceased, being in this village doing
some trading, the despondent woman went into her bed chamber and hung
herself. Coroner F. P. Warner was called and rendered a verdict of
death by suicide.
From Geneva Gazette 30 August 1815
Suicide -- A young man in the town of Victor,
named Harry Nobles, for some reason unknown, hung himself on
the morning of the 17th inst. Verdict of the Jury -- suicide.
From Ontario County Journal 4 April 1884
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Judah Nobles died at his residence in
this village Tuesday morning, aged 68 years. Funeral services were held
in the M. E. chapel Wednesday afternoon.
From Shortsville Enterprise 12 May 1911
Farmington, N. Y. - Michael Nolan, an aged resident of this town,
died suddenly at his home last Friday afternoon. His daughter, on
returning from a neighboring village, was horrified to find him dead
under a tree in the dooryard. He was born in Ireland and came to this
country several years ago. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. James Doyle
of Walworth; Mrs. Michael Dillon of Macedon, and Mrs. Mary Waltz of
this place; and four sons, John of Rochester, Michael of Walworth and
Dennis and James of this place. The funeral was held Monday morning at
10 o'clock from the Catholic Church at Macedon. Mr. Nolan's age was 84
From Geneva Daily Times 25 November 1918
Mrs. Flora B. Noll, aged 29 years, died this morning at 5:30
o'clock of pneumonia after an illness of nine days at her home, Lake
street. She was the wife of Allen Noll. She, with her family, moved
from a farm near Penn Yan to Geneva just before she was taken ill.
Besides her husband, she leaves two small children, Minnie B. and
Arthur J. Noll; her father, James A. Baker of Phelps;4 brothers,
Richard Baker of Phelps, Lewis Baker and McKinley A. Baker of Penn Yan,
and Charles Baker at Camp Dix, New Jersey; one sister, Miss Ada B.
Baker of Rochester. She was a member of the Methodist church at Penn
From Geneva Daily Times 28 May 1931
Naples, N. Y. - Suffering a stroke at his home on north Main street, William C. Noll, aged
67 years, a prominent retired school principal, passed away at 3
o'clock Wednesday morning, May 27th. Deceased was born in Lewisburg,
Pa., Apr. 15, 1864, the son of John and Hannah Noll. He was educated at
Bloomsburg Normal, Bucknell College and Genesee Wesleyan College,
finishing with the degree of A. B. and Ph. D. After a principalship of
three years at Wellsville, Mr. Noll became principal of the Naples High
School from 1893 to about 1900 when he accepted a principalship at
Sayville, L. I. In 1916, he returned to Naples as the High School
principal retiring about 1923. He was married to Miss Frances Harkness
of Canandaigua July 9. 1896. Mr. Noll was much beloved and respected by
all and was prominent in the work of the Presbyterian church of which
he was a member and in all community affairs. Recently the Alumni of
Sayville, L. I., who graduated during his tenure there, created a
permanent scholarship in his honor.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Frances Noll of Naples; a daughter, Mrs.
Adelaid Munsell; and three grandchildren of Kenmore; one brother, Ammon
Noll; and two sisters, Mrs. George Wagener and Mrs. Elias Benner, all
of Pennsylvania. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at
the home at Naples and burial will be at Roseridge Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 9 July 1909
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - On Saturday occurred the death of Mrs.
at her home east of this village. Mrs. Noonan had
attended to her usual household duties during the day, seemed usually
well and had started to the barn when death came instantly. The whole
community was saddened and the sympathy of all goes out to the stricken
husband and children. Mrs. Noonan was the youngest daughter of the late
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Riorden of this village, and had she lived until
September, would have been married 20 years. She leaves besides her
husband, four children, William, Marie, Henry and Cyril; two sisters,
Mrs. Mary Courneen and Mrs. Ella Murphy, and two brothers, John and
Henry Riorden of this village. The funeral was held from St. Joseph's
church on Tuesday morning and was largely attended, Rev. Simon
FitzSimmons officiating. The following acted as bearers: Dennis Conroy,
John Ashe, Martin W. Rigney, John Ryan, Patrick Gleason and Frank
Busch. Interment was made in St. Rose's cemetery, Lima.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 July 1902
Michael Noonan of this city, died yesterday at Canandaigua, aged
Mr. Noonan was only ill a few days. He contracted a severe
cold last week Thursday which later developed into pneumonia, causing
his death. The remains were brought here last night.
The deceased is survived by his mother, Mrs. Martin Nylon of this
city, and by two brothers, James and Patrick Noonan of this
city. the funeral will take place from St. Francis de Sales
church at 9:30 o'clock tomorrow morning. Interment will be in St.
From Ontario County Chronicle 1 April 1903
Thomas Noonan, aged 45 years, died at his home in Phelps street
Friday. His funeral was held from St. Mary's church Saturday morning.
He is survived by a son and daughter.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 22 March 1905
Honeoye, N. Y. - Augusta, wife of Elijah Norgate, died at
her home Monday, March 13, of heart disease, aged 48 years and seven
months. Mrs. Norgate was the daughter of Henry Doolittle of Canadice,
and lived in that town until her marriage to Elijah Norgate, 1878. Mrs.
Norgate had been in poor health for a number of years. The bereaved
husband and daughter have the sympathy of friends and neighbors in
their great sorrow. The interment was at Richmond Center.
From Ontario County Journal 16 April 1915
Honeoye, N. Y. - On Saturday morning occurred the death of John J. Norgate, at
his farm home on the Richmond Center road. He had been in ill health
for some time and his death was not unexpected. Mr. Norgate was a son
of John and Hannah Norgate, and was born in England 76 years ago. When
but a young lad he came to this country and settled in Bristol. Later
he came to this town, where he had since lived. On March 8, 1863, he
was married to Miss Mary Steele, who survives him. Two years ago they
celebrated their golden wedding. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Fayette
Huff, of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Charles White, of Lima; three brothers,
William, Robert and Charles, all of Michigan; and seven grandchildren.
The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon from the late home,
Rev. Gordon Henshaw officiating. Interment was made at Lakeview
From Ontario County Journal 29 November 1912
Honeoye, N. Y. - Matthew Norgate, a former resident of
Honeoye, died in Rochester last week Wednesday, aged about 70 years.
Mr. Norgate injured one of his legs getting off a street car, blood
poison developed and caused his death. He was the son of John Norgate
and was born in Norfolk, England. He came to this country when a lad
with his parents and settled in the town of Richmond. He married Mary
Spencer of Canadice, who died about six weeks ago. He leaves two sons,
a daughter and a stepdaughter; six brothers, William, Charles and
Robert Norgate of Michigan, James of Canadice, John and Elijah of this
place. The remains were brought here Thursday and the funeral was held
at the home of his brother, Elijah, Rev. Walter L. Hawthorne
officiating. The burial was in Lake View cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 15 November 1914
Canadice, N. Y. - The community was saddened on Sunday morning to
learn that James E. Norget had passed away at 2:30 o'clock, after a
brief illness of pneumonia. Mr. Norget had not been strong for some
time, having suffered from hardening of the arteries, and that combined
with low vitality caused his death, after a week's illness, in spite of
thorough treatment and loving care. Mr. Norget was born on June 7,
1843, in Tunstead, Norfolk Co., England, and came with his family to
this country in 1852 and settled in Richmond. He was one of eight
children of John and Hannah Thirtle Norget, five of whom are still
living. On Nov. 27, 1877, he married Miss Emily E. Doolittle of
Canadice, and had since made his home here. Mr. Norget was known as a
kind neighbor and friend by the people of this town and will be greatly
missed, especially in the church, where he was a regular attendant. A
large circle of friends mourn with the wife and three children, who
are: Mrs. E. W. Hargrave, of Wyoming; Mrs. G. W. Deal of Allens Hill,
and Dr. L. E. Norget of Henrietta. There are also six grandchildren,
James, Edward and Francis Hargrave and Emily, Elsie and Asa Deuel; and
five brothers, G. W. Norget of Maple Rapids, Mich., R. J. and C. J.
Norget of Flint, Mich., and J. J. and E. J. Norgate of Richmond; all of
whom were present at the funeral, which was held from the Canadice
church on Tuesday. Rev. W. J. Brown assisted by Rev. R. C. Grames and
Rev. R. E. Wilson officiated. The brothers and brothers-in-law acted as
bearers. Interment was made in Canadice cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 22 April 1887
Benjamin Norrish died at the residence of his son-in-law, H.
G. Rice, South Main street, Sunday afternoon last, aged 81 years.
He was a native of England, but had been a resident of Geneva for
nearly or quite forty years, living the life of a quiet, unostentatious
yet nevertheless useful citizen, and raising up a family to become
alike useful and respected members of the community. The memory
of all such is blessed.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 April 1902
Mrs. Susanna Norrish, widow of Benjamin Norrish, died at the
family residence in South Main street at 4:20 o'clock yesterday
morning, aged 95 years. Mrs. Norrish was the oldest woman
resident of Geneva. Had she lived until this week Saturday, she
would have been 96 years old. The deceased was confined to her
bed only two days. The cause of death was a general giving out of the
vital forces. Mrs. Norrish was born in Holne, Devonshire,
England. She came to this country and direct to
Geneva, with her family and four children in 1852. She had
resided ever since in the house where she died. The deceased came from
an influential family. Her father was what was known in
England as a gentleman farmer, and her mother was a member of Canon
Kingsley's father's famous church, which in its time was a grand
cathedral. The deceased was in full possession of all her faculties
up to the hour of her death. She had a keen memory for the
early historical events of England, and could talk intelligently of
events from the time she was 10 years of age. Mrs. Norrish was an
accomplished Bible student, and could quote readily from almost any
part of the Scriptures.
The deceased is survived by two sons, William T. Norrish and Richard M.
Norrish, of Oswego; by two daughters, Mrs. J. H. Gambee of West
Fayette, and Mrs. H. G. Rice of this city, and by several
granddaughters. The funeral will take place from the house
Wednesday afternoon at an hour not yet decided upon. Burial
Washington Street Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 December 1907
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - On Monday afternoon occurred the death of
Bertha F. Norsen, wife of Frank Norsen, of Gypsum. Mrs. Norsen
had been ill for
some time. She was born in Holland and had lived in this vicinity for
past eight years. She was 68 years old. She came to this country with
husband about thirty years ago. Mrs. Norsen is survived by her husband;
daughters, Mrs. Charles Van Camp of Bunker Hill; Mrs. Neil Vandelver of
and Mrs. Peter Smith of Canandaigua; four sons, Jacob Norsen of
Peter Norsen of Phelps; and Charles and Henry Norsen of Clifton
also one sister, Mrs. Peter Teneu of Newark. The funeral services were
this morning at 10 o'clock at St. Felix's church in this village, and
remains were placed in St. Agnes Cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 28 April 1931
Canandaigua, N. Y., April 27 - Del Norsen, 82, died last
night. Besides his wife, he leaves three daughters and three sons, Mrs.
John Brennan of Millerville, S. D., Mrs. Frank Hadlar of Verona, Mrs.
Oscar G(rest illegible) and Joseph Norsen of Canandaigua, Peter J.
Norsen of Rochester and John Norsen of Medina; also one sister and two
brothers, Mrs. E. DeVelder and Peter Norsen of Newark and Philip Norsen
of Phelps; also 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral at
St. Mary's Church Wednesday at 9 o'clock.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 17 October 1938
Phelps, N. Y. - Funeral services for Philip Norsen, 78,
who died Saturday in his home in the Geneva-Lyons Road, east of here,
will be held at 9 a.m. tomorrow in St. Francis Catholic Church, Phelps,
with burial in St. Francis Cemetery. A native of Holland, Norsen came
to this country when a youth and had engaged in farming in this
community until retiring about seven years ago. Surviving are his widow
and two sons, Edward, Phelps, and Charles, Newark.
From Ontario County Journal 25 February 1898
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Elisha D. North, one of East
Bloomfield's respected citizens, died at his home on Thursday
afternoon, at the age of 67 years. He was stricken with apoplexy on
Wednesday morning and remained unconscious until the time of his death.
Besides a widow, he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Edgar Burt. The funeral
services were attended from his late residence on Saturday afternoon at
1 o'clock and were in charge of Rev. M. L. Stimson, pastor of the
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 8 February 1932
Frank A. North entered into rest at his home in Victor Sunday, Feb.
7. He is survived by his wife, Annie Collins North, and two children,
Mrs. Marie Nicholson and Byron; one sister Mrs. Lydia North; two
grandchildren, all of Victor. Service from the home Tuesday at 2:30
p.m. Burial in Boughton Hill cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 5 June 1903
South Bristol, N. Y. - The remains of Mrs. George L. North were
brought from Buffalo last Saturday and burial took place at Gulick,
near Naples, her former home. The husband of the deceased is a son of
Mrs. Jane North, of this place, and he has been in business in Buffalo
the past 3 years. Besides the husband, there are two little children to
mourn the loss of this mother. The children will be cared for by Mrs.
Josephine Patterson, of this place, a sister of the deceased.
From Ontario County Journal 7 November 1902
At an early hour yesterday morning occurred the death of Mrs. Ora Chatfield North, wife
of Robinson D. North, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. M. Willys,
Pleasant street. The deceased was 81 years of age, and for the past few
months she had slowly but steadily lost strength. Mrs. North was born
in Auburn. On Sept. 4, 1839, she married Mr. North and they resided in
East Bloomfield until 1880, when they came to Canandaigua. Mrs. North
was a woman of strong Christian character, and as long as her strength
would permit, she was an active worker in the church. During her
residence in East Bloomfield, she was a member of the Congregational
church. Upon coming to Canandaigua, she united with the Presbyterian
church. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Willys and Mrs. L. E.
Vandenbergh, of Detroit; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Amy
Hawley, of this village; and two brothers, John Chatfield of Iola,
Kan., and David Chatfield of Detroit, Mich. The funeral will be held
tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock from Mrs. Willys residence, Rev. J. Q.
From Ontario County Journal 23 December 1910
There passed away on Tuesday the last of the four nonagenarians
whose friendship and interest in one another have been one of the
charming incidents in the village life in the latter years. Mr. Howey,
Mr. Billings, Mr. Spears and Mr. North had looked after one another for
a number of years in most fatherly fashion. Mr. Howey broke the circle
first; he was followed by Mr. Billings and Mr. Spears.
Sometime during Tuesday night, Robinson D. North joined them
again. His departure was congruous with all his life. Quietly and
without alarm he went to enter upon the joys and services of the other
world. He lay down to sleep and awoke in the morning in the Father's
House. He was a man of remarkable vitality. Until quite recently he
could be seem riding horseback his much beloved "Bessie", carrying his
92 years with erect and buoyant grace. Robinson D. North was born in
Goshen, Conn., on Aug. 14, 1818. Coming with his father and others from
New England, while still a boy, he had had spent his life in this
locality. He was known all over this part of the country and was
universally respected and loved. He brought with him from New England a
Puritan conscience and a Puritan reverence for the sanctities of
life. Exacting toward himself, his unique spirit of humility and
guilelessness tempered his judgments of others with a considerateness
and patience that made it possible for him to live without enemies.
His wife, Ora Chatfield, died Nov. 6, 1893 (?), and he leaves two
daughters, Mrs. Lottie E. Vandenbergh of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Lydia
M. Willys of Canandaigua. After leaving his farm in East Bloomfield in
1870, he resided for some time on Chapin street. For the last 14 years
he had made his home with Mrs. Willys. Mr. North was of a strong
religious nature. He was converted at 16, joined the church and had
been a faithful member ever since. With absolutely unbroken regularity,
he attended church Sunday mornings and was in his place last Sunday as
usual. Until about a year ago, he was equally regular in attendance
upon the Sunday evening and Wednesday evening services. He was an elder
in the Presbyterian church, and in this office, as in all other things,
he was devoted and faithful. To all who knew him at all intimately, he
was "Grandpa North." It was in his grandchildren and
great-grandchildren that he found his chiefest interest in these last
years. To his grandson, John N. Willys, president of the Overland
Automobile Company, he had been of great help in the early stages of
his success, and watched his wonderful progress and achievement with
great pride. He will be remembered for his unselfish eagerness to be
helpful, and his unwillingness to be the cause of trouble or anxiety.
He bore the many weaknesses and pains of his 92 years not only
uncomplainingly, but with such cheerfulness that few knew at what cost
he was saving his smiles for his friends. He loved his friends and
loved to make friends. And what is much more difficult, he knew how to
keep them. He will be remembered for his faith in and devotion to his
God. His was a life of prayer.
From Geneva Daily Times 31 August 1909
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Ann Northam, aged 35 years, died shortly
after midnight, Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Christine Toll, two miles southwest of Phelps. Mrs. Northam's death
resulted from a stroke of paralysis which she suffered about ten days
ago. The deceased was born in Schoharie county, this state, and had
lived in the Town of Phelps for the past 67 years. She leaves five
daughters, Mrs. E. J. Matton, Mrs. S. J. Wilson, Mrs. M. E. Salisbury,
Mrs. S. L. Ridley and Mrs. Charles Toll, all of Phelps, one son, James
A. Northam of Athens, Mich.
From Geneva Gazette 31 March 1876
Mrs. Dudley Northam of Phelps, died on Sunday last and was interred on Tuesday.
From Phelps Citizen 28 August 1879
Rensalaer Northam died at his residence in Phelps last Saturday, aged 77 years, and was buried Tuesday.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 13 March 1907
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Oscar Northrup, who for a long time
has been a great sufferer, died of cancer at her home in this village,
on Friday evening, March 1, aged 58 years. Besides her husband, she is
survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ida Hall of Dresden; three sons, Elmer,
Chester and Leroy, all of this village; her mother, Mrs. Melissa
Turner; two sisters, Mrs. Dusenbury of this place and Mrs. Phoebe
Hunter of Italy Hill; and one brother, Lewis Turner of this place.
The The funeral was held at her late residence on Monday
afternoon, Rev. A. W. Rice and Rev. E. A. Hazeltine officiating, burial
in the Rushville cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 19 March 1897
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Sarah A., wife of Isaac Northrup, died
last of pneumonia, after an illness of only four or
five days. Mrs. Northrup came home sick from Frank Standish's, where
she had assisted in the care of the sick, on Monday, but was not
considered dangerously sick until Saturday, when she rapidly sank away.
She leaves a husband and adopted daughter to mourn her loss.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 24 April 1907
Holcomb, N. Y. - Mrs. A. B. Norton died at her home in the village
of East Bloomfield on Wednesday morning of heart trouble resulting in
paralysis, at the age of 70 years. She is survived by her husband; also
one son, Frank Norton of Chicago. The funeral was held at her late home
on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Bristol of the M. E. church,
From Victor Herald 26 April 1907
The funeral of Mrs. Esther Norton was held from the family home
Friday at two p.m. and was largely attended by relatives and friends.
The services were conducted by Rev. L. M. Bristol, assisted by Rev. W.
D. Robinson. Interment was made in the village cemetery. Her remains
were borne to their last resting place by Scott Bush, Dr. C. J. Andrus,
J. W. Beam, L. M. Doolittle and Edward A. Young, nephews, and Frank A.
Norton, her son. Mrs. Esther T. Norton, nee Bush, was born in
Barrington, Yates Co., N. Y., March 15th 1837. Her parents moved to
Canadice in 1839, where she lived until her removal to East Bloomfield
in 1885. In her early years, Mrs. Norton was an active worker in all
departments of the church and when compelled to relinquish her much
loved duties because of illness, she continued her ministry from the
home. A large yard of flowers at Canadice was in a real sense the
property of all, for the blossoms were lavishly distributed and none
who asked were refused. For thirty years an invalid, Mrs. Norton
revealed the power of a quiet, noble Christian life. Her departure is
mourned by the companion of more than fifty years of happy married
life, Asher B. Norton; by a son, Frank A. Norton of Chicago; a brother,
Albert T. Bush of Oklahoma; a sister, Mrs. Sara A. Hancock of Hemlock,
many other relatives and a host of friends.
From Ontario County Journal 15 December 1911
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Celia Norton occurred
at her home in this village Saturday evening, after a lingering
illness. Mrs. Norton, who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pierpont
Seymour, was born in Victor in 1830, but the greater part of her life
was spent in this town where she was highly esteemed. In 1858, Celia
Seymour was united in marriage with Henry Norton of Victor. They lived
in Canandaigua for about 10 years where he was engaged in the lumber
business. Mrs. Norton is survived by her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Frances
Norton; and three grandchildren, Grace and Bert Norton of this town,
and Harry Norton of New York. The funeral services were held from the
family home Monday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. W. D. Robinson.
From Victor Herald 15 March 1901
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Charles M. Norton died about 3 o'clock
Wednesday morning, March 13, after a long and painful illness, at the
age of about 30 years. He was a son of the late Henry Norton, formerly
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - After three years of illness, Charles M. Norton passed
away at his home here on Tuesday evening, aged 28 years. Death came as
a grateful relief to the terrible agony which he had endured during
these last months of his life. All through his sickness, his wife and
mother have ministered to him tenderly and have done all that was
possible to make him comfortable. Though called to endure such terrible
pain, he has borne it with a fortitude and patience seldom seen. At an
autopsy held yesterday morning, it was found that he had suffered from
a tubercular disease of lumbar vertebrae. For a number of years, Mr.
Norton was a cornetist in the Congregational choir. As long as his
health permitted, he worked at his trade of carpentry. He is survived
by his wife, his mother, Mrs. Celia Norton, and three children, Harry,
Frances and Burt. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 2
o'clock, and was in charge of the Maccabees, of which order he was a
member. Rev. William D. Robinson officiated.
From Ontario County Journal 11 January 1889
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Georgia Reed Norton, wife of Walter M.
Norton, formerly of this place, died at her home, 4 Vine street,
Rochester, Sunday, Jan. 6th, aged 30 years. Funeral services were held
on Tuesday and
her remains were taken to Victor for interment.
From Ontario County Times 26 January 1881
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Harriet Norton, widow of the late Oscar
Norton, died at her home in this place last week. The funeral services
were held at the house on Saturday. The Rev. Mr. Borden, assisted by
the Rev. Mr. Brown, officiated. A large circle of friends will mourn
From Ontario County Journal 26 September 1879
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Henry I. Norton, a former resident
of this town, died in Canandaigua, on Sunday, Sept. 21st, aged 51
years. His remains were brought to this place for interment last
From Ontario County Times 15 July 1885
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. John Norton, a former resident of this
place, died at her home in Canandaigua last week. The remains were
taken to Mendon on Thursday for interment.
From Ontario County Times 30 January 1884
Mrs. Julia A. Norton died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Beal,
on Saturday evening, Jan. 19th. The funeral services were held at the
residence of Mr. Beal on Wednesday, the Rev. K. P. Jervis, officiating.
The deceased was one who was held in high esteem by all who knew her.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 May 1921
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Linda J. Norton, a
resident of Phelps for sixty-seven years, occurred early Thursday
morning at the family home in North Wayne street, at the age of 69
years. Her illness covered a period of about three months. Born in
Brooklyn on January 8th, 1852, Mrs. Norton, whose maiden name was Linda
J. Jackson, with her parents, came to Phelps at the age of two years
and had since been a resident of this place. In May, 1865, she united
with the Phelps Presbyterian church of which she was always a devout
member. For many years, Mrs. Norton taught in the Sunday school and was
also an earnest worker in the Woman's Missionary Society which she
served as president for 16 years. On January 7th, 1874, she was united
in marriage to William D. Norton of Phelps, who survives together with
two sons, William J. of New York and Charles C. of Seattle, Wash.; her
sister, Mrs. Helen S. Couenhoven of New Rochelle, N. Y.; and two
grandchildren, Margaret and Charles Norton of New York. Funeral
services conducted by Rev. C. J. Wood, pastor of the Presbyterian
church, will be held at the house at three o'clock Saturday afternoon.
Interment will be in Rest Haven cemetery, Phelps.
From Ontario County Journal 29 January 1875
Luther T. Norton died in this town on the 23d inst., aged 62
years. In his death a wife loses a kind and affectionate husband,
children an indulgent father, the community in which he spent his life,
a neighbor who was ever ready and willing to help in time of want, and
one who never turned a deaf ear to the calls for charity. The
town has also lost one of the best citizens in his death, and Western
New York one who will long be missed from the fruit growers' mart.
From Ontario County Journal
2 August 1878
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Moses Norton died at his home in
this place, Thursday, July 18th, 1878, aged 76 years. Deceased was born
in this town August 31st, 1802. He was by occupation a farmer and had
always lived on the old homestead. He was a man of noble character and
his death is seriously lamented by the community at large.
From Ontario County Journal 26 April 1878
This week we are obliged to record the death of Oscar T.
Norton, of East Bloomfield, a young man widely and well-known to
residents of this part of the town, which occurred last Saturday, the
20th inst., at his residence on the road leading from this place to
East Bloomfield. It was an event not unlooked for, as the
deceased had been suffering from consumption for a year of two past.
In the fall of 1876, he commenced bleeding at the lungs, and by
the advice of his physician shortly after went West and spent the
winter in Colorado. He returned, however, the following spring, having
received little or no benefit from his trip, and since that time the
disease has steadily strengthened its hold upon him, until last
Saturday it culminated in his death. He was about 32 years old when he
died and his untimely death will be deeply felt by a wide circle of
friends and relatives. His funeral, which was very largely attended,
was held at his late residence last Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
From Ontario County Journal 30 October 1896
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Stephen Norton, the victim of an
accidental fall from an apple tree, died last Friday night at the home
of his brother, Charles Norton. He lived just one week and two days
from the time of the accident. He suffered intensely most of the time
until last Friday, when his wife, having left the room for a moment, on
returning she found him dead. Mr. Norton was 34 years of age and leaves
a wife and one son. The sympathy of the community is with his mother
and family. The remains were taken to Springwater for burial.
From Ontario County Journal 27 June 1884
Victor, N. Y. - The funeral services over the
remains of Mrs. Theodore Norton were held at the Universalist
church last Saturday. There was a large attendance of sympathizing
friends. Rev. Mr. Roblin officiated.
From Ontario County Journal 24 January 1908
Victor, N. Y. - The funeral of Theodore M. Norton was
held at his home on Maple avenue on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Mr. Norton had been failing in health for some months and on Friday
last he was suddenly taken ill and confined to his bed, although not
thought to be in a serious condition. On Sunday evening he dined with
his family. On Monday morning, he suddenly passed away. The bursting of
a blood vessel was the cause of his death. Mr. Norton was about 70
years of age and had spent most of his life in this town. He was
greatly interested in the public affairs of this village, and had
served as justice of the peace for many years. He also was a contractor
and builder, and many buildings were erected under his supervision. Mr.
Norton was a member of St. Paul's Universalist church, and a member of
Milnor lodge, No. 139, F. & A. M. Mr. Norton is survived by his
wife and three children by two previous marriages. Mrs. Hollis Norton
French of Douglass, Wyoming, is a daughter by his first wife, and Miss
Marie Norton and Everett Norton are children by his second wife, who
reside at the home here. The funeral services were largely attended.
Rev. Lorren Stiles, of the Methodist Episcopal church of this place,
officiating in the absence of Rev. W. H. Skeels, who is confined to the
house by illness. Interment was made in Boughton Hill cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 18 August 1911
Walter Deming Norton died at his home in West Main street on
Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. He had been in poor health for some
time, being confined to his bed for the past six weeks, and his demise
was attributed to a general breaking down. He was aged 86 years. Mr.
Norton was born in East Bloomfield and lived there until he reached the
age of ten years. He then removed with his parents to Victor where 54
years of his life were passed. From there he went to the town of
Farmington and resided 22 years, coming to make his home in the Parlor
Village only last spring. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Hannah Payne Norton;
one daughter, Mrs. Fred Hopkins of Victor; one son, Walter M. Norton of
Rochester, and one sister, Mrs. Sharon M. Booth, of Booth street. The
funeral services will be held from his home on Saturday afternoon at
1:30 o'clock, and the burial will take place in the Boughton Hill
cemetery near Victor.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 March 1925
Phelps, N. Y. - William D. Norton, aged 75 years, died this
morning about 8:15 o'clock at his home in the village, after an illness
of six months. He was a member of the Sincerity Masonic Lodge and for
twenty-five was its secretary. He was born in Phelps and was for many
years in the insurance and real estate business. He is survived by two
sons, William Norton, Jr., of New York City, and Charles Norton of
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 31 October 1918
East Bloomfield, Oct. 30 - The death of William R. Norton occurred
at his home in this village yesterday after a long illness. Mr. Norton
was 86 years of age and was a lifelong resident of this town. He is
survived by one daughter, Miss Ida Norton, of this place; and one son,
William Norton, of Canandaigua. Funeral will be held Friday afternoon
from the residence, Rev. D. J. Torrens officiating, and burial will be
made in the East Bloomfield cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 13 February 1914
The death of Mrs. Minerva H. Pierce, wife of Charles E. Nott, west
lake road, occurred at Memorial Hospital on Tuesday afternoon. Deceased
underwent an operation five weeks ago. She was born in the town of
Bristol on March 5, 1875. Besides her husband, she leaves three small
sons, Melvin C., Sibley E. and Walter; her parents Mr. and Mrs. R.
Melvin Pierce; two brothers, Leon and Rollen Pierce; three sisters,
Mrs. Jessie Case, Mrs. Mabel Sangster and Miss Jennie Pierce of
Canandaigua. The funeral services will be held from the parents' home
on the Cheshire road today at 12 o'clock. Rev. Livingston L. Taylor
will officiate. Interment will be at Bristol.
From Ontario County Journal 15 September 1899
The death of Mrs. Sarah Gordon Nott, widow of Alfred M.
Nott, occurred at her home on Gibson street at noon of last Friday.
Mrs. Nott was stricken with apoplexy at seven o'clock of the same
morning and lived but five hours. She is survived by one daughter, Miss
Carrie Nott, of this village, and several grandchildren, who live in
Rochester. The funeral was held from the home at nine o'clock Sunday
morning, Rev. J. Q. Adams officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 27 July 1928
Cheshire, N. Y. - Grief spread over the community on Sunday morning at the death of
Sibley E. Nott, aged Civil War Veteran. Although his health had been failing
the past year, his death was sudden as he had been around as usual, and had been
to the general store with his basket on his arm for groceries as had been his
custom for many years. He was
the last surviving member in this place of the Charles R. Lilly Post G. A. R. He was
born on October 7, 1843, in a log house on the road going West from the late
John L. Curtis place. He enlisted in the war of the Rebellion on December
14, 1863, serving
in Company H 4th Heavy Artillery, and was wounded in the arm in the
campaign on April 2, 1865.
On August 9 he received his discharge owing to his injury.
well known as a teacher of rural schools, was Postmaster here for several years,
and Justice of the Peace for several terms. Mr. Nott was married twice,
having married Miss Eleanor Elwell who passed away leaving him with three
small children. He later
married Miss Marie Turner who died
He leaves one son and one daughter, Charles Nott, West Lake Road,
and Mrs. James Underwood, Middlesex; one sister, Mrs. Minnie
Ketchum of Rochester. A daughter, Mrs. Elmer Outhouse died a little
over a year ago. Funeral services were
held Tuesday at 1 p.m. Interment at Pine Bank Cemetery. Six grandsons acted as
bearers. A quartet composed of Judge and Mrs. Robert F. Thompson, Gordon L.
Holcomb of Canandaigua, and Mrs. John Curtis sang.
From Geneva Courier 23 September 1857
RUM AND RUIN - Mr. John Nottingham, a man of dissipated habits,
was found drowned a few days since, in the raceway at Shortsville in
this county. His body had been in the water for several days.
The last seen of him alive was on Monday night, the 23rd ult.,
when he left one of the dens of iniquity, in the dark and storm, in a
state of intoxication, and it is supposed that he fell in the race
where he was found.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 September 1907
Phelps, N. Y. - The remains of Tirimane Novess, who
at the home of his sister, Mrs. A. Stacy, near East Palmyra, were
to Phelps for burial today. Mr. Novess was a well-known resident of
for a number of years. At the time of his wife's two years ago, he went
to live at Palmyra. His death was due to apoplexy. Mr. Novess was 71
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 17 January 1935
Bertha E. Nowack entered into rest at her home in Victor, New York,
Jan. 15. She is survived by her husband, August; one son and three
daughters, William, Augusta Anna and Amanda; her mother, Wilhelmina
Neonity (?); two sisters, Mrs. Fred (illegible) and Mrs. W. Kaiser of
Victor; several nieces and nephews. Services from her home Friday at
1:30 and St. John's Lutheran Church, Victor, at 2:30, Rev. Yost Brandt
officiating. Interment in Boughton Hill Cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 15 June 1888
Early Wednesday morning last, Capt. Henry Noyes died at his
residence on Castle street. Capt. Noyes has been suffering from ill
health for a number of years, at several times being so badly off that
his life was despaired of, and it was only by sheer pluck and will
power that he was enabled to successfully combat the disease so long a
time. Mr. Noyes was very courteous, obliging and gentlemanly, under any
circumstances in which he had been placed, and as captain of the
steamer OTETIANI for two or three seasons, he made numerable friends
among the traveling public. He leaves a wife and three children to
mourn his loss.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 July 1903
The funeral of Newman H.
Noyes was held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F.
A. Rowe, 19 Grant avenue, this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev.
H. G. Person of Seneca Falls, nephew of the deceased, assisted
by Rev. N. B. Remick officiated. A quartet composed of Mr. Gillett, Mr.
and Mrs. Kinner and Miss Bessie Gardner sang effectively "Abide
With Me" and "Nearer My God to Thee". The bearers were lifelong
friends of the dead man. The burial was in Glenwood cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 6 February 1931
Mrs. Frank Nudd of East Bloomfield entered into rest at her late
home on the Canandaigua-Buffalo Road, Feb. 3. She is survived by her
husband, J. Frank; and one son, J. Raymond of Holcomb; two brothers,
William and John Sheehan of East Bloomfield. Services from the home
Friday at 2 p.m. Burial in East Bloomfield Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 10 January 1908
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Last Saturday occurred the death of Mrs. John Nudd, at
her home east of the village. The funeral was held on Wednesday. The
deceased is survived by five sons, Frank, Sidney, Charles, Frederick
From Ontario County Journal 8 March 1912
South Bloomfield, N. Y. - John Nudd, one of the oldest and most
successful farmers of the town of East Bloomfield, died at his home on
Saturday, after a brief illness, at the age of 83 years. Mr. Nudd was
born in Norfolk, England, and came to this country in 1847. He had
lived 40 years on the farm where he died. He was twice married, his
first wife being Maria Belding and the second, Matilda Forman, both of
whom are dead. Mr. Nudd leaves five sons, Charles, Frank, Sydney,
George and Fred; and six grandchildren, all of this town. The funeral
was held from his late home at 1 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, Rev.
Herbert L. Gaylord of the Episcopal church in Canandaigua officiating.
Interment was made at East Bloomfield.
From Shortsville Enterprise 12 March 1941
Mrs. Theda Nudd, relict of Fred G. Nudd of Chapin, passed away last
Wednesday evening at the Canandaigua Hospital after an extended
illness. She was in her 61st year. Mrs. Nudd was born at East
Bloomfield. She was a faithful member of the Chapin Methodist Church
and active in the Ladies' Aid Society connected with this church. She
is survived by a daughter and three sons, Mrs. Charles O'Connell and
James Boylan of Chapin, Levi Wilkins of Fairport, and Harold Boylan of
Rochester; also three sisters, Mrs. George Klinger of Syracuse, Mrs.
Emma Dibble of Canandaigua and Mrs. Lawrence Lewis of Rochester.
Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from
the home conducted by the Rev. Stephen S. Pratt, pastor of the Chapin
Methodist Church. The remains were taken to East Bloomfield for burial.
From Ontario County Journal 14 February 1919
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Last Thursday afternoon occurred the death of Mrs. Walter Nudd at
her home north of this village, from jaundice, following an attack of
influenza. Mrs. Nudd was born in this town 43 years ago, and lived all
her life in this vicinity. Her husband has the sympathy of the
community in the great loss he has sustained. Five small children
remain in the home, three older children being married, Alfred of
Rochester, Mrs. Cora Stors and William Hotchkiss of this town. The
funeral was held on Saturday afternoon, Rev. F. G. Webster officiating,
with interment in the Rural Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 28 May 1909
Bristol, N. Y. - William Nudd, Sr., who has been ill with typhoid
pneumonia, died at the home of his son, William, with whom he has lived
for the past four years, last Saturday morning. Mr. Nudd was born in
England in 1831. After coming to this country, he married Miss Stewart,
of East Bloomfield. Three children blessed the union, all of whom
survive; Mrs. Frank Park of Clifton Springs, Mrs. Frank Blake of
Canandaigua , and William of this place; also two grandchildren, Miss
Ada Park and Wallace Blake. He was a veteran of the Civil war and was a
member of the 50th regiment, Company L, New York Volunteers. The
funeral was held from the Universalist church on Monday, Rev. G. T.
Babbitt officiating. Burial was at East Bloomfield.
From Ontario County Journal 18 September 1908
Ionia, N. Y. - Michael Nugent died at his residence, after a long
illness, on Sunday afternoon, aged 79 years. The funeral was held at
West Bloomfield on Wednesday with interment at East Bloomfield. He
leaves, besides is wife, these children: Mrs. Martha Kane, John and
Michael Nugent of Buffalo; Mrs. Margaret Whelpley, Patrick and Martin
Nugent, of this place.
From Ontario County Journal 16 July 1915
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Patrick Nugent, an old resident of
East Bloomfield, died at the home of his son, Patrick, at Rochester, on
Tuesday evening, after a week's illness. The deceased was born in
County Clare, Ireland, 87 years ago, and came to this country at the
age of 21. For many years he was employed on the railroad and until
recently resided in the northwestern part of this town. He is survived
by one daughter, Mrs. Patrick Hanrahan, of Elmira, and one son, Patrick
of Rochester, with whom he lived, He is also survived by 22
grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held
from St. Bridget's church this morning, mass being said by Rev. P. A.
Neville and burial will be made in the Catholic cemetery.
From Naples Record 5 May 1882
Canadice, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth Nutt, widow of Lyman Nutt,
deceased, died of inflamation of the bowels, on the 24th inst., at the
residence of Mrs. Hannah Smith. Her funeral services were conducted
from the Baptist church in Richmond.
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