"Al" to "Am" Obituaries



From Geneva Gazette 17 February 1882

Mr. John Alabaster
of this village died at Willard Asylum last Sunday. His age was about 76 years. He was sent to the asylum about a year ago, a hopeless sufferer from dementia. He had been a resident of Geneva for nearly or quite fifty years. His son, the Rev. J. Alabaster, Jr., is one of the most eloquent and highly educated divines of the M. E. Church. He is at present pastor to a large congregation at Adrian, Mich.  Burial Glenwood Cemetery



From Ontario County Times 25 August 1869

Mr. Allen Albright, of Manchester, who died on the 18th very suddenly, was insured for the benefit of his family in the Empire Mutual Life Insurance Co., of New York, for $3000. Mr. O. R. Payne, the General Agent, is meeting with deserved success in this vicinity. He informs us that the loss on Mr. Albright will be paid immediately. We cheerfully recommend the "Empire" to the insuring public, being satisfied of its promptness, liberality and financial standing.



From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 6 July 1906

Charles Albright,
engineer at the Nestor Hotel, met with a tragic death last Friday evening while he was attending the engine. The accident happened while he was repairing the engine, the dynamo being out of order. The dynamo was protected by a glass case and Albright was in some manner caught in the machinery throwing him against a glass, which was smashed. A sharp edge cut a gash in the left side of his neck about two inches long and penetrating the jugular vein. His left arm between the elbow and wrist was also broken. Mr. Hollister at once summoned Dr. Collie, but before the physician arrived Albright had bled to death. The remains were removed to Kennedy & Kennedy's undertaking rooms. Albright's home was in Horseheads. He had been employed at the hotel about two months and was considered a competent man.



From Geneva Gazette 9 December 1898

OBITUARY - Charles Alcock
died at his residence on Milton street last Saturday night about midnight. His illness began some two years ago with a stroke of paralysis from which he so far recovered as to be able to resume oversight of his business. Some time later he had another stroke and he partially recovered, but from that time he relinquished oversight of his market and eventually confined himself to his home and bed never to arise in life.

Mr. Alcock was nearly 57 years old, and followed from early manhood the business long pursued by his father and succeeding to the meat market established by his older brother, George, in which he was eminently successful. For sixteen or eighteen years he represented his ward most faithfully in the Board of Trustees. He leaves a widow, five daughters and one son; also a brother and several sisters. Rev. Dr. Hubbs officiated at his funeral which was held Tuesday afternoon last in St. Peter's Church. Interment in Glenwood.



From Geneva Gazette 21 June 1901

Mrs. Eliza Alcock,
relict of the late George Alcock, died at her home, 110 1/2 Seneca street, last Sunday, after an illness of several weeks of apoplexy.  She is survived by two daughters -- Mrs. T. J. Sullivan of Cincinnati and Mrs. F. M Hill of Oneida, who alternated in attendance upon the beloved mother during her illness.  She had buried within a few years past a son and a daughter.  Mrs. Alcock was a faithful member and communicant of St. Peter's Church, at which church her funeral took place last Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Dr. Hubbs officiating.  Interment in Glenwood cemetery.  Prof. Sullivan, a son-in-law, came here from Cincinnati to attend the funeral; also Mr. J. M. Hill, of Oneida.  The deceased was deservedly and most highly esteemed in a large circle of acquaintances.



From Geneva Daily Times 9 May 1912

Mrs. Elizabeth Alcock,
aged 78 years, an inmate of the County Home for the past five years, died last night of pneumonia and general debility. She was the mother of Mrs. George M. Whedon of 79 Madison street. The remains were brought to this city. The funeral, which will be private, will be held tomorrow morning. Rev. C. M. Sills, D. D., rector of Trinity church, will officiate and burial will be made in Washington Street Cemetery.



From Geneva Courier 5 March 1873

Obituary -
On Monday of this week George Alcock, a life-long resident of Geneva, died at his residence of dropsy.  Mr. Alcock had been confined to the house for about four months.  He was born in Geneva and had lived here during his whole life time, and had been engaged in business here for many years and was well known.  He leaves a family consisting of a wife and four children.  His funeral will take place from the Memorial Church on Friday at 2 o'clock p.m.

From Geneva Gazette 7 March 1873

With sincere sorrow we chronicle the death of Mr. George Alcock, which occurred on Tuesday last (4th inst.) after confinement to his house for several months, of dropsical complaint.  Mr. Alcock was born and brought up in Geneva, and for many years past has conducted prosperous business as a butcher.  He manifested a lively interest in all our local affairs, and within his sphere did all he could to promote the prosperity of our village.  In the truest sense he was an estimable citizen, whose loss will be deeply deplored.



From Geneva Daily Times 15 July 1907

George B. Alcock, aged 33 years, died yesterday morning at 10:45 o'clock at the home of his mother, Mrs. William Alcock, of No. 165 Pulteney street. Death was due to paralysis of the brain. Besides his mother, he is survived by two brothers, Frank and Fred; six sisters, Miss Elizabeth Alcock, Mrs. Hugh McFarland, and Mrs. Henry Frye of this city, Mrs. P. Cuddeback and Mrs. Henry Bonnell of Waterloo, and Mrs. William Twist of Seneca Falls. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9:30 o'clock from the residence and at 10 o'clock from St. Stephen's church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 5 February 1892

A Distressing Accident -
The Advertiser gives the particulars of a shocking accident which occurred in Seneca Monday last. Robert Alcock, who lives on the Riley Combs place in the town of Seneca, went to the woods and loaded his sleigh with wood to bring into town.  This done, he drove to the house to get his overcoat.  While he was in the house his little boy, aged five years and nine months, climbed upon the runners where his father could not see him, to take a ride down the lane.  The father climbed upon his load and unconcernedly started on.  A minute later he heard a scream directly under his load, and pulled his team almost off their feet.  Springing down, there was his little son with the left side crushed in, entirely helpless. He was carried into the house, where he breathed only about an hour and a half.  Thomas B. Ottley happened to be near by, and he drove rapidly into town, summoned Dr. McCaw, who reached the house but his services were unavailing. He died from rupture of the heart and blood vessels.



From Geneva Daily Times 30 August 1906

The funeral of Mrs. Robert Alcock, whose remains were brought here this morning from Minneapolis, was held at 10 o'clock this morning from St. Peter's church. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 27 January 1899

WILLIAM ALCOCK
died at his residence, 167 Pulteney street, at 11:45 Tuesday night 24th inst. of paralysis.  He was first stricken down about five weeks ago; a second attack occurred last Friday which affected his whole system rendering him totally helpless and speechless until the end which came at the hour above stated.

The deceased was born in Geneva and aged 66 years and 4 mos.  He was twice married, one son (Clarence) still living born of his first wife; by his second wife who survives he had ten children, nine of whom survive -- three sons and six daughters, namely: Frank, George, and Frederick; and daughters Elizabeth, Jane, Emma, Rose, Edith and Florence.

The deceased was by trade a cabinet polisher, and one of the best in that line.  As such he was profitably employed by Theodore E. Smith and Riley & Co.  Then he engaged in trade as a meat vendor, an occupation so long carried on by his revered father.  In time he became associated with John Lentz in conducting a restaurant in the Dove block.  For the last five years he has been without business occupation, taking life leisurely enjoying the society of but a few congenial associates outside of the family circle.  The only office he ever held was that of constable, and that was thrust upon him rather than being one of his seeking.  He died as we believe without an enemy.  He never connected himself with any church.  His funeral will be held today at the house at 2 o'clock, at Trinity Church at 2:15; interment in Washington street cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 16 April 1897

Naples, N. Y. - Daniel Alcott,
a strong looking farmer, lived but one week after being attacked with pneumonia. He was 55 years of age. His home was in the southeast corner of the town, and was the home of his father before him. He was highly esteemed, and a member of the Presbyterian church. He leaves a wife, two daughters, Mrs. Frank Thompson, Miss Lizzie, and one young son.



From Geneva Daily Times 31 May 1910

Gorham, N. Y. - 
The death of Mrs. Elvira Alden, wife of Lorenzo Alden, occurred at her home at the south end of the village Friday night, having been stricken five weeks previous with paralysis. She leaves, besides her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Charles Clark of Gowanda; one son, Fred Babbitt of Rochester; two or three step-daughters, and two brothers. The funeral will take place today and burial will be made in the village cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 2 May 1910

Manchester, N. Y. - 
The funeral of Mrs. Abbie K. Aldrich, a well-known resident of this village, was held from the home of J. W. Overacre yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. Hoyt F. Hill, pastor of the Methodist church officiating. The burial was at the South Farmington Cemetery. Mrs. Aldrich, when a girl, was Miss Abbie Clark and was born in the town of Victor on May 11, 1844. Over thirty years of her life were passed in this village where she had a large circle of friends. Her only near relative, who survives her, is a brother, John Clark of Boston, Mass.



From Victor Herald 23 March 1900

Byron Aldrich,
one of the best-known residents of Farmington, died at the home of his brother, Galette Aldrich, at a late hour Tuesday night, aged 62 years. He had been in his usual good health up to Friday when, upon returning home from a ride with his brother, he was suddenly stricken down with paralysis and never regained consciousness. Mr. Aldrich was born in Macedon in 1838 and removed with his parents to Farmington at the age of three years, spending all the balance of his life on the farm on which he died. He was never married. Two brothers and two sisters survive him: Galette Aldrich, of Farmington; Cassius R. Aldrich of Victor; Mrs. Norman Bortle of Victor, and Mrs. Amos Gardner of Farmington.



From Ontario County Journal 14 December 1894

Farmington, N. Y. - Clarkson Aldrich
died on Monday morning from a stroke of paralysis received several days before, from which he did not recover consciousness. Mr. Aldrich was born in this town about 80 years ago, and has always been a well-known and respected citizen.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 6 June 1906

The funeral of Edmund Dewey Aldrich, for many years a prominent resident of Shortsville, will be held from the home of his niece, Mrs. Edwin J. Hall, of Booth street, Shortsville, on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Seymour C. Ferris, pastor of the Shortsville Presbyterian church, officiating, and interment will be made in Brookside Cemetery, Shortsville.

Mr. Aldrich was a son of the late Seymour and Mary Dewey Aldrich, and was born in the town of Hopewell in 1835. Almost all his life had been spent in Ontario County, where he was an influential politician and a successful business man. In 1858 he was married to Miss Mary J. Warner of Orleans. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having been a Lieutenant in the 148th New York Volunteers, and was a member of Herendeen Post, G. A. R., of Shortsville. For the past two years he has lived in Manlius, and his health has been failing gradually until a few weeks ago, when he suffered a paralytic stroke which affected his mind to such a degree that it was necessary to place him in an hospital, and he was sent to St. Lawrence State Hospital in Ogdensburg, where he died on Sunday afternoon, after having a second stroke.

He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. William J. Stafford of Jersey City, and Miss Grace Aldrich of Manlius; two brothers, William Aldrich of Hooper, Nebraska, and David Aldrich of Canandaigua; three sisters, Mrs. Christian Haas of Auburn, Mrs. Mary Hills of Shortsville, and Mrs. John Swartz of Orleans.



From Victor Herald 30 November 1895

Mrs. Esther Aldrich, relict of the late Urial Aldrich, died at the home of her son, Gralette, in Farmington, last Sunday, the 24th inst. The deceased was born in Farmington eighty-six years ago, and was the daughter of Robert Power. She married Urial Aldrich in March, 1831; six children were both to them, five of whom survive. Mr. Aldrich died in 1882, and since then she has spent her time with her children. During her active life, she was an attendant at the Methodist church in this village, and led a consistent christian life. Her surviving children are viz.: C. A. Aldrich, Mrs. Esther Bortle, of this town; Byron and Gralette Aldrich of Farmington; and Mrs. Lydia Gardner of Ontario, N. Y. The funeral was attended by a large gathering of friends and relatives on Wednesday, the 27th. The interment was at Farmington cemetery.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 18 December 1907

Victor, N. Y. -  Gralette Aldrich,
a well-known resident of this vicinity, died at his home east of this village on Tuesday morning of paralysis, which he suffered on the Friday before. Mr. Aldrich was 65 years of age. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Miss Esther, and one son, Leslie Aldrich, residing at the family home; and one brother, C. R. Aldrich of this village. The funeral was conducted at the house on Thursday afternoon, Rev. Loren Stiles of the Methodist church officiating. Interment was made in the North Farmington cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 23 February 1894

Manchester, N. Y. -
After a long and painful illness, Lorenzo Aldrich died at his home in this village last Thursday at about noon. The funeral was held at the house on Saturday at 2 o'clock, the Rev. E. C. Long officiating. Mr. Aldrich was born in Farmington about seventy years ago, but he had lived in Manchester the greater part of his life. He leaves an invalid wife and three daughters, Mrs. Nichols and the Misses Lane and Frankie Aldrich.



From Ontario County Journal 26 October 1894

Manchester, N. Y. - Mrs. Louise Aldrich,
widow of the late Lorenzo Aldrich, died at her home in this place last Monday morning. Mrs. Aldrich has been an invalid for a number of years, and although her death was not wholly unexpected, it is another sad blow to a family which has been much afflicted during the past two years. The funeral was held on Thursday, the Rev. E. C. Long officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 6 August 1909

Shortsville, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Matilda Aldrich, widow of Wilson Aldrich, occurred at the home of her son, Howard, on Friday, after a long illness. She had resided in Shortsville over 30 years and was well known and highly esteemed. She was born in Chapin 70 years ago, and is survived by her son, Howard Aldrich of Shortsville, with whom she resided, and three sisters, Mrs. Phila Archer, of Seneca Castle; Mrs. Murray Colwell of Los Angeles, Cal.; and Miss Kate Ansburgher of Hopewell; and one brother, Mr. Ansburgher of Hopewell.  Burial Brookside Cemetery.



From Ontario County Times 14 January 1880

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -
Yesterday our people were called to attend the funeral of one of our old residents, Mrs. Minerva Aldrich, relict of the late Stephen Aldrich. West Bloomfield, Jan. 12, 1880



From Geneva Daily Times 7 July 1904

Shortsville, N. Y. - N. Duane Aldrich,
a well-known resident, died at his home on West street at eleven o'clock Tuesday evening, after an illness of six hours. He was feeling usually well on Tuesday and had done a day's work at the factory of the American Seeding Machine company, when he was stricken with apoplexy. Mr. Aldrich was the son of George and Emily Aldrich, and was born in the town of Farmington in 1849. In 1884 he was married to Miss Josephine Rickon of Union Springs, and with the exception of a short period spent in Michigan, has always been a resident of this vicinity. He is survived by his wife; two sons, LeRoy and Sheldon; one daughter, Irma; one brother; G. Freeman Aldrich of Birmingham, Mich., three half-sisters, Mrs. Julian Sheffield of Hopewell, Mrs. Edward Post of Manchester; and Mrs. Granger Green who resides near Cottage City, Canandaigua lake; and one half-brother, Albert Aldrich, of Ohio. The funeral will be held from the family home at three o'clock Friday afternoon. Burial in Brookside cemetery. Shortsville Tent, K. O. T. M., of which Mr. Aldrich was a member, will attend in a body.



From Ontario County Journal 13 April 1888

Again we are called upon to record the death of a respected townsman. Mr. Nathan L. Aldrich died at his home at five o'clock Tuesday morning. In the death of Mr. Aldrich, the town of Farmington loses one of its most prominent and useful citizens. He has been identified with its interests many years, having been elected justice of the peace for many succeeding terms. As a justice he was considered competent and impartial. His funeral was held at his late residence yesterday at one o'clock.



From Ontario County Journal 2 October 1891

Shortsville, N. Y. - Mr. Wilson Aldrich
left his home last Thursday evening in apparently full health to spend the evening at Mr. I. G. Mason's. While there he was stricken with paralysis. He was carried to his home and died Friday at 11 o'clock a.m. without regaining consciousness. His age was 54 years. The funeral services were observed at the house Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Rev. E. C. Long, of Manchester, officiated. Interment in the new cemetery. A widow and one son survive him.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 17 July 1907

Mrs. Alice Aldridge,
wife of Frank Aldridge of Bristol Center, died in this village on Sunday, where she had been receiving treatment. Her age was 48 years. Besides her husband, two daughters survive. Funeral services will be held today at the home in Bristol Center.



From Ontario County Journal 30 June 1899

Naples, N. Y. - Charles Aldridge,
a resident of West Hollow, died last week, aged 70 years. He had been an invalid for some years. A wife and one son survive.



From Victor Herald 21 July 1899

Gilbert T. Aldridge,
an old resident of the town of Victor and one of its most respected citizens, who died at his home about three miles north of this village early Monday morning after a short illness, was born in Victor March 4, 1819, and had always lived in the town. He was married in 1847 to Nancy Cline, daughter of Mark Cline, by whom were two children, Albert C. Aldridge and Mrs. George R. Bumpus. Mrs. Aldridge died in 1856. Mr. Aldridge's second wife was Mrs. Julia Maples, daughter of Captain Isaac Allen of Clarkson, whom he married in 1860, having one son, Arthur G. Aldridge, the children all now residing in the town of Victor. The occupation of Mr. Aldridge was farming, which he made a success by industry and good management. He became a member of the Methodist Church in early manhood and was always ready to promote its interests or that of any good work by financial support or personal influence. He was one of the staunch and reliable citizens of the town, an earnest Republican in politics, but never an aspirant for office, preferring simply to exercise his right of suffrage as an intelligent American citizen. He was a kind and indulgent father, but inculcated sound principles in his family, and the upright, sturdy honesty for which he was noted. He was a genial and obliging friend and neighbor, and always enjoyed a good story or a joke. Mr. Aldridge will be greatly missed by the community in which he so long resided. The funeral services from his late residence, at three o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, were ably conducted by Rev. F. M. Cole, pastor of the Victor Methodist Church, who clearly outlined and emphasized God's care for those who put their trust in Him. The remains were given a last resting place in the beautiful cemetery at Perinton church.



From Geneva Daily Times 10 June 1905

Mrs. Emma M. Alexander,
wife of A. J. Alexander, of Stanley, died last night at her late home. The deceased was fifty-one years of age. While the deceased was born in Burgen county, New Jersey, she has lived the majority of her life in Stanley. Besides her husband, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Bogart; one son, Joseph H. Alexander; one daughter, Nancy Fay Alexander, all of Stanley; two brothers, W. T. Bogart and E. J. Bogart, of Seneca; two sisters, Mrs. John H. Hopper of Patterson, N. J., and Mrs. H. B. Vanderhoof, of Newark, N. J. The funeral will take place at ten o'clock Monday morning from the house. Rev. A. B. Temple of Number Nine Presbyterian church will officiate. Burial will be in the Number Nine cemetery.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 14 June 1905

Stanley, N. Y. - Mrs. Jackson Alexander
died at her home in our village at about 2 o'clock Saturday morning. Mrs. Alexander had not been well for a long time but on Thursday morning when her husband left home for his work was joking and seemed in excellent spirits. A few minutes later she was found by her children on the floor and she never regained consciousness though she lingered until Saturday morning. Dr. Duncan Allen of Seneca and Dr. Allen of Gorham were called for council with Dr. Selover Thursday. Mrs. Alexander was Miss Emma Bogert of Seneca, and is survived by her mother and two brothers, Ward and Elliot Bogert of Seneca; and two sisters, residing in New Jersey. Of her own family there are her husband, Jackson Alexander, one son, Joseph, aged 13 years, and one daughter, Fay, aged 11. She also filled a mother's place for her nephew, Willard Kelsey, an orphan. Mrs. Alexander was a member of Seneca Presbyterian church. The funeral was held from the home Monday at ten o'clock. Rev. A. B. Temple preached the sermon. Interment was at Seneca.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 June 1912

Mrs. Nancy A. Alexander,
aged 67 years, widow of the late James H. Alexander, died last night at 10 o'clock at her home on Milton street in the Hallenbeck Block.  Her husband died a few months ago. She leaves one brother, George F. Keyes, of Buffalo.  The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock from the house with interment in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 21 March 1884

Rushville, N. Y.
- Died in the town of Gorham, near this village, March 3d, David Algar, after many months of intense suffering and a heroic fight against the fearful wasting of disease. The remains were buried near Potter Center.



From Ontario County Journal 29 December 1882

Naples, N. Y. -
The oldest person in this vicinity died on Christmas day -- Mrs. Aurilla Alger, of Richmond, just over the Naples line. She was 94 years old, and lived with her son, Norman, who is himself quite an old man. She was the widow of Ira Alger, and for many years a resident of Richmond.



From Victor Herald 2 March 1900

Fred Alger, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Alger, of North Bloomfield, while engaged in working up timber in a piece of woods near Naples, was crushed between two logs and killed. His remains were brought home from Naples Monday. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist Church. He leaves, besides parents, three sisters, and three brothers, He was unmarried and his age was 32 years.



From Ontario County Journal 20 December 1889

Naples, N. Y. -
The death of Norman Alger, following so soon after his robbery, excites considerable feeling. He sank away the day the examination of the man charged with the crime was finished, and in three days was a dead man. Whether he was dealt with foully or whether his old and somewhat feeble frame was not equal to the strain, may perhaps never be known. A post mortem examination is holding today, and the funeral will follow this (Wednesday) afternoon. Ingraham was held for the robbery, but was bailed out of jail on Saturday. Mr. Alger died on Monday morning. He was a bachelor, but leaves several brothers and sisters. He was possessed of considerable property.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 October 1909

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Amelia M. Allcott
is dead at her home, four miles from the village. She was the widow of Daniel Allcott and had lived here since her marriage in 1867. Her native town was Potter, N. Y. She was one of the six children of Andrew W. Rector and was born in 1853. Her husband died in 1897, since which time, with her son, Daniel, she has conducted the farm. She was connected with the Methodist church at Naples. Two daughters also survive her, Mrs. Frank Thompson of Italy, and Mrs. Lizie Allcott, besides two sisters, Mrs. O. R. Linkletter of Italy and Mrs. Addison Hawley of Naples.



From Ontario County Journal 30 September 1910

Canadice, N. Y. - Mrs. Allen,
mother of Mrs. Kate Ross and Mrs. Ida Ross of this town, died at the home of Mrs. Ida Ross on Sept. 21. She was born in Orange county in 1828 and moved to Big Flats with her parents when a girl. Her husband was in the army and she kept her large family together during his absence. His death occurred many years ago. She had lived in this town for several years and was much respected for her upright Christian character. She leaves four daughters and two sons, two brothers and a large circle of friends. The funeral was held here on Friday and the remains were taken to her home in Corning where services were held Saturday.



From Geneva Daily Times 28 April 1909

The body of Mrs. Catherine Allen, aged 59 years, of 25 Hogarth avenue, was found in the Robson and Monroe lumber yard in Torrey Park at 5 o'clock this morning. The body was under a pile of lumber, which it is believed was blown over on the woman while she was engaged in picking up a small pile of coal which lay near the lumber. Coroner Eiseline was notified of the finding of the body of the woman and he came to Geneva this morning. After viewing the remains and hearing the facts in the case, the Coroner decided that death was due to an accident and a certificate was issued. No inquest will be held. Mrs. Allen left her home yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock, according to the facts as given to the Coroner, and went to the railroad tracks to gather some coal. That was the last seen of her alive. When she failed to return to her home last night, the police were notified and members of her family also started out to search for her. The search was continued all through the night without result until about 5 o'clock this morning when her son, who was in the searching party, saw what he thought was a woman's clothing beneath a pile of lumber which stood beside a switch of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company running through the lumber yard of Robson and Monroe. When the lumber was moved the body of Mrs. Allen was found. the woman was dead and it was evident that she had died some time before the body was found. Undertakers Devaney and Fletcher and Coroner Eiseline were immediately notified. The Coroner ordered the remains removed to the undertaking rooms and later came to Geneva. A small pile of coal was found near the pile of lumber and it is the opinion of the authorities that the woman had stooped to gather this coal when the heavy wind blew the pile of lumber over upon her crushing her to death. The remains were taken to the undertaking rooms. They will be removed to the family home in Hogarth avenue this evening.



From Ontario County Chronicle 6 May 1903

Rushville, N. Y. - Charles Allen
died suddenly April 26 at his home in Halstead, Pa., aged 28 years. His remains were brought here and funeral services held from the residence of his wife's father, Jesse Fleming, on Thursday morning, and the remains deposited in the village cemetery. He leaves a wife and two small children.



From Ontario County Chronicle 17 June 1903

Canadice, N. Y. - Charles W. Allen
died at his home in Hemlock on Friday. The funeral was held at the Methodist Episcopal church Sunday at 2 o'clock. Mr. Allen had been a resident of this town for a long time, until four years ago when he married Miss Julia Kern of Hemlock and removed to that place. Mr. Allen was a quiet man, never in trouble, a good father and citizen. He was sick only a week and his death was unexpected. He was 58 years of age. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Julia Allen, two sons and a daughter, Mrs. Emma Struble and Cyrus Allen of this place; and Jay Allen, who is a private in Company G, 15th Regiment, United States Army, stationed at Montera, Cal. Mr. Allen's time expired June 1, and he was expected home soon after. It will be a sad home coming for him. There is also an aged mother, four sisters and two brothers. His family wish to extend their thanks to their neighbors and friends for their kindness in their affliction.



From Victor Herald 5 September 1902

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - David M. Allen,
who has been feeble for some months, died quite suddenly, Sunday afternoon, at the age of seventy-seven years. He is survived by his wife and six sons and two sisters. Funeral services were held at his late home this afternoon.



From Geneva Daily Times 25 February 1907

Manchester, N. Y. - Elisha Allen, an old resident of the town of Farmington, was instantly killed near this village Saturday afternoon while walking on the Lehigh Valley tracks, by train No. 157, which is a passenger train due here about 3:50 p.m. The accident happened between the Brewster and Payne crossings. The unfortunate man was past 70 years of age and it is stated that he has no near relatives. He had been to this village and purchased baked goods and was returning to his home. It is said that with his ears covered from the cold and being a little deaf, he did not hear the train.



From Ontario County Journal 28 May 1897

Honeoye, N. Y. -  Mrs. Elizabeth Coburn Allen,
wife of Charles Allen, died of pneumonia after a two weeks' illness on Friday morning, aged 51 years. Rev. Mr. Eastman conducted the funeral services, which were held from her late home, on Sunday at two p.m. Five children and the husband are left, three of the children being of mature years.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 27 February 1907

Honeoye, N. Y. - Mrs. Emily Allen
died Sunday night, Feb. 17, at the home of her son, Frank B. Allen, aged 73 years. Mrs. Allen was the daughter of John S. and Ursula Beeman and was born in Michigan where she lived until she married Ira Allen and came to Richmond. Her husband died 27 years ago. Mrs. Allen was a true Christian woman and a good neighbor. She was deeply interested in the W. C. T. U. movement.  The funeral was held in her late home Tuesday afternoon, Rev. A. C. Dill, D. D., officiating. Charles Kingsbury of Rochester sang. The burial was in Lake View cemetery. Mrs. Allen leaves five daughters, Miss Elizabeth Allen of Chicago; Mrs. Mary Olmstead of Honeoye; Mrs. Lucy Olmstead of Geneva; Mrs. Jessie Henby of Sharon, Wis.; Miss Edith Allen of Rochester; and one son, Frank B. Allen of Honeoye to mourn her loss.



From Ontario County Journal 22 February 1895

Bristol Center, N. Y. - Erastus H. Allen,
a prominent farmer of Bristol, died on the night of Feb. 14, of paralysis of the brain, only being sick about five hours; aged 68 years. Mr. Allen's funeral was held Sunday afternoon. Besides a wife and two daughters, he leaves a brother, Dr. Allen of Avon, and two sisters, with a large circle of friends, to mourn his loss.



From Geneva Daily Times 14 March 1904

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Hannah Allen,
widow of the late Edward Allen, died Saturday after a lingering illness due to advanced age. She was seventy-six years of age and is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Charles Severence, with whom she lived. The remains will be taken to Palmyra for burial Tuesday.



From Ontario County Journal 11 February 1910

Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Harriet Allen,
wife of Valentine Allen, aged 73 years, died early on Sunday morning of pneumonia at her home at Ferguson Corners. The funeral services were held on Tuesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Dr. Temple, of No. 9 church, officiating. She is survived by three daughters, Miss Edith and Mrs. Fred Ferguson of Ferguson Corners, and Mrs. Lenore Van Arsdale of Union; and two sons, Fred and Harry, of Ferguson Corners.



From Shortsville Enterprise 5 April 1912

Parlor Village residents were deeply moved to learn of the sudden and unexpected death of Horace E. Allen, a well-known and prosperous farmer living just south of the corporate limits, which occurred at his home on Monday morning shortly after eleven o'clock. His death was occasioned by organic heart trouble from which he had been suffering for some time. Last Saturday evening he had been attacked with acute indigestion and had nearly recovered. Horace E. Allen was born in the township of South Bristol 48 years ago, the son of James and Lydia Allen. He had lived on the faarm where he died for the past 13 years. He was united in marriage with Miss Ida Whitfield about ten years ago. Mr. Allen held membership in the local K. O. T. M. lodge and also with Manchester Grange. He is survived by his wife, a half-brother, George Allen, and a half-sister, Mrs. Bert Wood, both residents of Portland, Mich. The funeral obsequies were held from his late home on Thursday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. D. H. MacKenzie, pastor of the first Presbyterian church, officiating. The interment followed in Brookside Cemetery in this village.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 18 September 1907

Honeoye, N. Y. -  Mrs. Isidean Gay Allen,
wife of William Allen, died at her home on the east side of Honeoye lake Tuesday evening, Sept. 10, aged 57 years. Mrs. Allen was ill for sixteen weeks and was a great sufferer. She was born in Bath, where she lived until her marriage to William Allen. The funeral was held at the house Thursday and the remains were taken to Bath for interment. Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn her loss two daughters, Mrs. Patrick Coffee and Miss Carrie Allen.



From Geneva Gazette 16 October 1896

The death of Dr. J. H. Allen, a well known and highly respected physician of Gorham, occurred last Sunday after a long illness which affected his mental as well as his physical faculties.  His wife died last summer very suddenly while her husband's mind was so affected as to be insensible to his bereavement.  He is survived by his son and partner in professional business, Dr. A. D. Allen, whose wife is the only surviving child of our townsman, Mr. H. L. Suydam.



From Ontario County Chronicle 6 April 1904

Cheshire, N. Y. -
The funeral of James W. Allen, who died very suddenly on Wednesday evening, was held at the church on Saturday afternoon, Rev. J. Wallace Webb of Canandaigua, officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 8 May 1896

Gorham, N. Y. - Mrs. John Allen
died at her residence Monday night; funeral services were held from the house on Thursday morning at 11 o'clock.



From Victor Herald 25 May 1906

On Saturday morning of last week occurred the death of Mrs. Judith A. Allen at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lyman S. Bowerman, in the town of Farmington. Mrs. Allen succumbed to an attack of pneumonia after an illness of but a few days. She was born in Galen, Wayne county, N. Y., October 14th, 1829, and was the daughter of Stephen Allen and Laura Blaisdell, being the last survivor of their family of seven children. On July 4th, 1857, while residing in Carlton, Orleans county, she married Lewis F. Allen, a brother of Hon. E. G. Allen of Farmington. Six children were born to them, of whom Mrs. Bowerman is the only survivor. Mr. Allen died in September, 1873, also of typhoid pneumonia. Mrs. Allen united with the Universalist church of Macedon in 1874, at which time she was a resident of that village. She was a woman of many beautiful graces of character and enjoyed the affection and respect of a large circle of friends. Funeral services were held at the Bowerman home on Monday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. Donald Frazier of Macedon. Interment was made in the M. E. cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 15 November 1909

Mrs. Lucinda Allen,
who was over 90 years of age, died Saturday at the County House. The funeral took place this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the Baptist church in this city. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 21 January 1904

Rushville, N. Y. - Miss Martha Allen,
aged 79 years, died at the home of her niece, Mrs. J. W. Bryant, in this village last evening. Deceased had been ill for nearly three months. She was born in Amsterdam, N. Y., and moved with her parents to this place when nine years old. She will be sadly missed by a large number of friends and neighbors to whom she had endeared herself.



From Ontario County Journal 27 March 1885

Mary A.,
wife of Charles Allen, and only remaining daughter of Mr. Calvin Persons, died at her father's residence in this village on Monday, the 23d inst. By her death Mr. Persons is left childless, her sister having died but a few months ago.



From Ontario County Chronicle 15 January 1902

Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Allen,
wife of R. M. Allen, died at her home Monday evening, January 6, at 8 o'clock, aged 56 yrs. She had been in poor health a long time, and for the past seventeen weeks had been confined to the bed, and her death was not unexpected. Rev. J. S. Brown preached her funeral sermon on Thursday at 11 o'clock, using for his text these words: "And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them." Mrs. Allen was a member of the M. E. church and was an earnest Christian woman. Deceased was greatly beloved and respected by all who knew her. She is mourned by a loving husband and a large circle of friends.



From Ontario County Journal 30 April 1909

Honeoye, N. Y. -
On Wednesday afternoon at her home in this village occurred the death of Mrs. Mary Allen, wife of Charles Allen, following at attack of bronchial pneumonia of only a few days duration. Mary Barrett Allen was born 55 years ago. Her parents both dying when she was in infancy, she was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. David Crooks, with them was her home for many years. When the grim destroyer called these two to rest she went to live at the home of their son, Thompkins Crooks and lived there until her marriage with Charles Allen, eight years ago, since which time her home has been in this village. She has been since childhood an earnest member of the Episcopal church at Allen's Hill and as long as the church was open and used, was a regular attendant. She is survived by her husband and 5 step-children, 4 daughters and one son, who mourn her as a devoted and loving mother. The funeral will be held from the home on Friday afternoon, Rev. J. G. Hann of Allen's Hill officiating. Interment will be in Lakeview cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 24 February 1888

Cheshire, N. Y. - Mrs. Rebecca Allen died at the residence of her son, James E. Chase, in this village, Monday evening. She was ninety-one years old and the oldest person here.



From Ontario County Journal 21 May 1897

Honeoye, N. Y. -  Robert Allen
died very suddenly of heart disease on Tuesday, May 18, aged about 70 years. He lived east of Honeoye near Moses Seward's. He leaves a widow, two sons and three daughters, also two daughters and one son by his first marriage.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 April 1904

Rushville, N. Y. -
The funeral of Samuel Allen, who died Tuesday, was held yesterday afternoon at the home of T. Francisco, at Pine Corners, Rev. A. W. Rice of the Methodist church officiating. Burial in the village cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 28 December 1883

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah Allen,
of Richmond, wife of William Allen, died on Saturday last. She had three daughters living in this village, who attended the funeral on Christmas day. Mrs. Allen is highly spoken of by all who knew her.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 October 1906

Mrs. Sarah Allen, wife of Dr. Duncan A. Allen of Number Nine, died this morning at 3:00 o'clock after a long illness. The deceased was about 50 years of age. Three weeks ago Sunday, the same time and funeral arrangements were used in the burial of her sister Miss Kate McNaughton. The funeral of Mrs. Allen will take place Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. A. B. Temple will officiate. Interment will be in Scottsville.



From Ontario County Journal 3 September 1909

William Henry Allen,
aged 79 years, died suddenly on Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Willis H. Brandow, West Gibson street. Heart failure, induced by indigestion, caused death, but the deceased had been in feeble health for several years. Mr. Allen was born at Hydesville, Wayne county, but for more than a quarter of a century was a resident of Bristol, where he was engaged in farming. There survive two sons, Charles H. of Newark, and William R. of Bristol; one daughter, Mrs. Willis Brandow of this place and one sister, Mrs. Mary Wheelock of Michigan. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ward Mosher on Wednesday afternoon and burial was in Bristol.



From Ontario County Times 17 April 1867

Died in Canadice, of pneumonia, on Sunday, April 7th, at 2 p.m., Mr. John S. Almy, aged 63 years. Mr. Almy was born in the State of Rhode Island August 9th, 1813. He came from Yates county to Canadice some seven years since. He is widely known, and his loss is felt by all. He has ever taken quite an interest in the cause of freedom, and during the rebellion he took an active part at home in the Union cause, and was always to be found in every emergency where help was needed, trying to aid Government in its trial hour. Delegates from different portions of the country will remember his pleasant countenance and winning ways in convention. A kind husband, an affectionate father, an obliging neighbor and a noble and worthy citizen has been taken from us, and now that he is gone we can but feel that his "faults were few, and his virtues many." His remains were taken on Monday to Potter, Yates county, for burial. Peace to his ashes.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 December 1910

Mrs. Laura A. Alsop,
aged 80 years, 6 months, died last evening about six o'clock at the family residence, No. 21 Elmwood avenue, after an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Alsop was born at Fort Edward, N. Y., and came to this city when very young and has always resided here since. She was the widow of Lieutenant Thomas Alsop, who died in 1877. Her survivors are six children, Mrs. A. G. Leonard, Mrs. Viola Vail, Miss Elizabeth Alsop, Thomas, John and Irving Alsop; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Claire; and eight grandchildren. The funeral will take place from the house Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.



From Geneva Gazette 9 March 1877

Thomas Alsop,
a well-known citizen and for many years holding the office of constable in our town, died on Monday last, aged about 56 years.  Deceased united with Capt. John Raines in raising a company for the 85th N. Y. V., which served under Col. Clark during the late war, Mr. Alsop receiving a commission as first lieutenant.  His Colonel being subsequently elected Sheriff of this county, Lieut. Alsop was appointed and discharged the duties of Deputy Sheriff during such term.  He was kind-hearted and liberal to a fault, firm in his personal and party attachments, and numbered a host of devoted friends. His funeral was attended yesterday by his soldier comrades and many other sorrowing friends. Burial Glenwood Cemetery



From Geneva Daily Times 23 January 1911

William Althoff,
died yesterday morning at the family residence, No. 25 Avenue B, age 60 years, after a lingering illness. The deceased was afflicted with Bright's disease but was able to be around until about the middle of December. Mr. Althoff was a shareholder in the Geneva Cutlery Co., and he, with his son, introduced the manufacture of razors in this concern. Mr. Althoff was born in Germany and came to this country about fifteen years ago and took up his residence in Newark, N. J. He came to Geneva about eleven years ago at the time of the establishment of the Geneva Cutlery works. Up to the time of his sickness, he was foreman in one of the departments of the works. He leaves his widow; one son, Walter Althoff, superintendent for the Geneva Cutlery Co.; and three daughters, Mrs. Marie Wilson and Mrs. Helen Dadson of this city, and Mrs. Ida Nowaki of Newark, N. J. The funeral will take place from St. Francis deSales church tomorrow morning at 9:30 o'clock with High Requiem Mass. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 17 August 1894

Frederick W. Alverson
died at his home on Gorham street at 2 o'clock last Saturday morning, after an illness of several weeks, from neuralgia of the heart. Mr. Alverson had been a resident of Canandaigua many years, and had been connected with several different grocery concerns here. He was 64 years of age and leaves a wife and one daughter. Mr. Alverson was a member of the Presbyterian church, and also of the A. O. U. W. The members of the latter organization attended his funeral in a body Monday afternoon.

From Geneva Gazette 17 August 1894

A Wedding and a Death
- The Canandaigua Times reports the death in that village last Saturday morning of F. W. Alverson, a well-known and highly esteemed citizen.  It resulted from heart disease.  The Times adds:

The evening preceding Mr. Alverson's death, and in compliance with his dying request, there was consummated at his bedside the marriage of his daughter, Cora Wood Alverson, and James Albert Dunlap of Victor.  The young couple had been engaged for some time, and the wedding had been deferred on account of Mr. Alverson's illness.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. R. W. Hill, D. D., acting pastor of the Presbyterian church, of which Mr. Alverson was a conscientious member.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 September 1906

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah Cowderly Alverson, widow of Daniel Alverson, formerly of this place, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carl Mehling, at Moundsville, West Virginia, on Monday, aged 83 years. The remains will be brought here for burial.



From Geneva Daily Times 22 April 1910

Canandaigua, N. Y. - 
At his residence on Bristol street Wednesday night Stephen F. Ambler, aged 93 years, passed away. Death was due to old age, although a fall sustained about a week ago probably hastened the end. Mr. Ambler was born in Saratoga County, November 22, 1816, and came to Canandaigua when 22 years of age. For over 40 years he conducted a store on Main street. He retired several years ago and since that time he had resided with his wife on Bristol street. About one year ago Mrs. Ambler sustained a broken hip and this resulted in her permanent disablement. Since that time all of the housework had been done by Mr. Ambler. Besides his wife, he leaves no near relatives.

The large brick house in which he lived had always been a subject for discussion here. For many years the house had not been opened except to allow Mr. Ambler to enter. A number of years ago a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ambler died and since that time not an article of furniture had been removed nor any changes made.



From Geneva Daily Times 29 January 1907

Stephen J. Ambush, one of the old colored residents of this city, died of pneumonia last evening at his home, No. 40 West street. He was 82 years old and was born in Maryland. He served as a slave until a few years before the Civil War, when he was freed by his master. He then went to Washington, D. C., where he resided until 1871 when he moved to this city. He is survived by his widow, one brother, Andrew Ambush of Anacosta, D. C.; one daughter, Mrs. D. F. Cleggett of this city, and a niece, Mrs. Florence Baker, of Washington, D. C. The funeral will be held from the house Thursday afternoon at three o'clock and interment will be in Washington street cemetery.



From Ontario County Chronicle 28 May 1902

Mrs. Florence Pitts Ames
died suddenly Thursday evening at her home in Perry Place, aged 27 years. She is survived by a husband and three children. Death was due to heart disease.



From Ontario County Chronicle 17 December 1902

Friday occurred the death of Henry C. Ames at his home in Washington street. Mr. Ames was 47 years of age, and the cause of death was Bright's disease. The funeral was held from the residence on Sunday. Mr. Ames and family had resided in this place about three months, having formerly resided at Saratoga.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 February 1902

William Perrin Amidon
died suddenly at the residence of Mrs. Robert Moaw in Seneca street, at 2 o'clock this morning, aged 22 years.  The cause of death as convulsions.  He was in his usual health up to 5:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, when he was seized with intense pain in the head.  Dr. H. D. Weyburn was summoned.  The young man became unconscious before the physician arrived.  He remained so until death came.  The patient was seized with violent convulsions at intervals of a few minutes up to the time of his death.  The deceased is survived by his mother, Mrs. Etta Amidon and by one sister, Rose Amidon, both of this city.  The funeral arrangements are not yet completed.  Burial Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 13 May 1881

Thos. W. Amsbury,
the contractor and bridge builder, whose serious illness we announced in our last, lingered but a brief period, having died on Tuesday last. His remains were conveyed to Phelps on Wednesday for interment.



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