"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
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
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.
Pulteney street. Death was due to paralysis of the brain. Besides his
mother, he is survived by two brothers, Frank and Fred; six sisters,
Elizabeth Alcock, Mrs. Hugh McFarland, and Mrs. Henry Frye of this
Mrs. P. Cuddeback and Mrs. Henry Bonnell of Waterloo, and Mrs. William
Twist of Seneca Falls. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
are viz.: C. A. Aldrich, Mrs. Esther Bortle, of this town; Byron and
Aldrich of Farmington; and Mrs. Lydia Gardner of Ontario, N. Y. The
was attended by a large gathering of friends and relatives on
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
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.
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
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
Tuesday morning. In the death of Mr. Aldrich, the town of Farmington
loses one of its most prominent and useful citizens. He has been
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
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
children, Albert C. Aldridge and Mrs. George R. Bumpus. Mrs. Aldridge
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
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
manhood and was always ready to promote its interests or that of any
work by financial support or personal influence. He was one of the
and reliable citizens of the town, an earnest Republican in politics,
never an aspirant for office, preferring simply to exercise his right
suffrage as an intelligent American citizen. He was a kind and
father, but inculcated sound principles in his family, and the upright,
sturdy honesty for which he was noted. He was a genial and obliging
and neighbor, and always enjoyed a good story or a joke. Mr. Aldridge
be greatly missed by the community in which he so long resided. The
services from his late residence, at three o'clock on Wednesday
were ably conducted by Rev. F. M. Cole, pastor of the Victor Methodist
who clearly outlined and emphasized God's care for those who put their
in Him. The remains were given a last resting place in the beautiful
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
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
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
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
his old and somewhat feeble frame was not equal to the strain, may
never be known. A post mortem examination is holding today, and the
will follow this (Wednesday) afternoon. Ingraham was held for the
but was bailed out of jail on Saturday. Mr. Alger died on Monday
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,
a passenger train due here about 3:50 p.m. The accident happened
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
village and purchased baked goods and was returning to his home. It is
that with his ears covered from the cold and being a little deaf, he
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
Deceased was greatly beloved and respected by all who knew her. She is
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
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
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.
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
been taken from us, and now that he is gone we can but feel that his
were few, and his virtues many." His remains were taken on Monday to
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
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
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
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
then went to Washington, D. C., where he resided until 1871 when he
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
be in Washington street cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 28 May 1902
Mrs. Florence Pitts Ames died suddenly Thursday evening at her
Perry Place, aged 27 years. She is survived by a husband and three
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
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
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