"Bai" to "Ban" Obituaries
From Ontario County Journal 7 January 1910
Bristol, N. Y. - Albert Bailey, whose funeral was held from his
late home at Victor on Tuesday, was buried in Evergreen cemetery here.
The Bristol Woman's club of which Mrs. Bailey is a member, postponed
its meeting until next Tuesday.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 12 June 1907
Victor, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Albert S. Bailey occurred
afternoon of last week, after an illness of several weeks'
duration. Mrs. Bailey was a true Christian woman, possessed of a kind,
charitable nature, and was always ready to help others, and she is
mourned by a large number of loving friends. She was an active worker
in St. Paul's Universalist church, and expressed much interest in every
enterprise of the church. Mrs. Bailey was about 65 years of age. She
was formerly Miss Fransania Mabel Marble, and her early life was spent
in the vicinity of Baptist Hill, but many years of her life had been
spent in this town. Besides her husband, one daughter survives, Mrs.
Porter B. Rawson, both residing here. The funeral services were held on
Friday afternoon at the family home in East Main street, and were
conducted by Rev. W. H. Skeels, pastor of the Universalist church.
Interment was made in Baptist Hill.
From Ontario County Journal 21 June 1895
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Artemisia Clark Bailey gave up her life for
that of her newborn babe last Tuesday. She was the wife of Charles
Bailey and was about 38 years old. It is another sad death.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 March
After an illness of nearly two years, Mrs. Charles S. Bailey died
o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Edward Looney, of
No. 21 Lafayette avenue, age seventy. The deceased came to this city
from Kingston, Ont., fifty-five years ago and had since lived in
Geneva. She was a member and regular attendant at the North
Presbyterian church. She is survived by her husband and three
Mrs. Looney, Mrs. George Wood and Mrs. Thomas Roberts; one sister,
Mrs. Mary E. Rodney, all of this city. The funeral will take
place from the house at 3 o'clock, Thursday afternoon, Rev. N. B.
D. D., officiating. Burial Washington Street Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 June 1905
Charles S. Bailey, sixty-five years of age,
a veteran of the Civil War, died this morning at Willard State
Hospital, shortly before noon. The deceased has lived in this city
practically his entire life with the exception of the four years that
he spent in the army. During his military experience he was taken
and confined for six months in Andersonville prison. The deceased is
by one sister, Mrs. Julia Ringer of Rochester; and three daughters,
Mrs. Ella Looney and Mrs. Carrie Wood, of Geneva, and Mrs. Julia
From Victor Herald 11 January 1901
Bristol, N. Y. - The people here were greatly surprised, New Years
day, to hear of the death of Mrs. Eliza Bailey. The funeral
was held Thursday. Death was caused by the bursting of an aorta.
Same newspaper - The funeral of Eliza A., widow of the
late George Bailey, who died very suddenly New Years morning,
was held last Thursday forenoon, at her late residence, the Rev.
Buckner of Bristol officiating. Interment was made in the family plot
at Bristol, N. Y.
From Ontario County Journal 3 July 1896
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - George Bailey, a respected and well-to-do
resident of Bloomfield, died at his home, about two miles south of this
village, on Friday evening at the age of 69 years. The funeral services
were held from his late residence on Sunday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Mr.
Orelup of Bristol officiated.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 February 1905
Gilbert N. Bailey, for forty-five years a resident of Geneva, a
veteran of the Civil war, died at his home, No. 85 Grove street, at
11:30 o'clock Saturday night, aged sixty-two years. The cause of death
was a general disability brought on by
his service in the army. Mr. Bailey came to Geneva with his parents
from Ovid. His father was for several years a teacher in the High
school, under the principalship of Professor Vrooman. His grandfather
was the owner of nearly all the land where Willard is located, then
as Baileytown. Mr. Bailey was the oldest of five children, all of whom
are now dead. His last brother, DeRoss Bailey, well-known in Geneva,
died in Buffalo in October. Deceased is survived only by his widow.
He was a member of the Methodist church, of Swift Post, No. 94, G. A.
R., and White Springs Lodge, No. 121, A. O. U. W. The funeral will be
held from the house at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Rev. C. E. Jewell
officiating. Burial will be in Washington street cemetery.
From Victor Herald 30 October 1903
Horace Bailey, a well-known resident of West Bloomfield, died last
Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. E. Tiffany, Delevan, N. Y.
He was 88 years of age, death being caused by paralysis. Mr. Bailey was
a native of Herkimer county, but settled in Ionia when a young man,
living there over 33 years. He leaves five children, Oscar Bailey and
Mrs. Ada Hibbard of Ionia; Mrs. Amanda Peachey of Mendon; Mrs. J. E.
Tiffany of Delevan, N. Y.; and E. M. Bailey of Akron, N. Y. Honeoye
From Ontario County Chronicle 30 January 1901
Ionia, N. Y. - Mrs. Horace Bailey died quite suddenly at the
home of her son, Elwyn, in Akron, on Wednesday morning last at the
advanced age of 83 years. Funeral was held from her late home here on
Friday afternoon, Rev. G. T. Watts of Lima Seminary officiated. Besides
the aged husband, three daughters and two sons are left to mourn.
From Geneva Advertiser
3 June 1902
The Rev. Lansing Bailey, a retired Baptist clergyman, died
at his home at 57 Elmwood Avenue on Friday morning, May 30th, after a
few weeks illness. He was born at Constantia, N. Y., Feb. 5,
1821, and came to Geneva to live Nov. 1st, 1888. His age was 81 years
and nearly four months. He was for many years pastor of the
Baptist Church in Phelps, and was held in high
esteem as an earnest Christian, a faithful pastor and good citizen.
Burial Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 2 July 1902
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Lydia Bailey, wife of Frank Bailey, was
buried Saturday. Her age was 82 years. She leaves her husband, two
daughters, Mrs. Mary Glover of Naples, and Mrs. Ellen Snyder of
From Geneva Daily Times 3 October 1896
Yesterday morning Mrs. Oliver Bailey, residing in the town
of East Bloomfield, was accidentally shot and killed
by her nine-year-old son. Mr. Bailey had been using his gun in shooting
hogs, and the night before he carelessly left it standing in a corner
of the room. In the morning his little nine-year-old boy picked it
up, and was playing with it in a room in which his mother was doing her
house work. In some manner the gun was discharged while the mother was
passing in front of the child, one of the large No. 4 shot with which
it was loaded, entering her abdomen. Dr. A. L. Beahan, of Canandaigua,
and Dr. Wheeler, of East Bloomfield, were summoned, and although
possible was done to relieve Mrs. Bailey, she died about three hours
the accident occurred. The child, who is responsible for the accident,
nearly crazy with grief, and goes about crying for his mother. The
and other child are also heart broken, and the home is a sad scene. The
deceased was about 40 years of age, and was a daughter of the late Dr.
who was for many years a resident of Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Journal 14 June 1889
Miller's Corners, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Oscar Bailey was
the Methodist Church last Saturday afternoon, Rev. J. E.
Tiffany of Canandaigua being the officiating minister. Mrs. Bailey was
a lady possessing many excellent qualities of mind and heart, and was
greatly beloved by her friends and neighbors. During the long period of
her suffering with pulmonary consumption, she manifested patience and
a remarkable degree. The interment took place at East Mendon. Her age
was thirty-nine years.
From Ontario County Times 7 May 1884
Bristol, N. Y. - Mrs. Sally Bailey died at the residence of
her son, Mr. George Bailey, in East Bloomfield, April 28th, aged 81
years. Mrs. Bailey has one sister, Mrs. Phineas Kent, and four sons,
Wm. Bailey of West Bloomfield; Geo. Bailey of East Bloomfield, Albert
Bailey of Victor; and Hiram Bailey of California, who survive her. She
was buried in Bristol beside her husband, Richard Bailey, who died
April 9, 1844.
From Ontario County Journal 26 March 1909
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - On Sunday evening occurred the death of William
at the advanced age of 88 years, at his home about two
miles east of this village, after an illness of some months from heart
trouble. Mr. Bailey was the son of Richard and Sally Bailey, and was
born at South Bloomfield. For 52 years Mr. Bailey had been a resident
of this town, where he was extensively engaged in farming. He had also
been a dealer in cattle. He was highly esteemed in this community for
his sterlingworth. On Dec. 24, 1848, he was united in marriage to Miss
Corintha Reed, who died 35 years ago. The deceased is survived by one
daughter, Mrs. Elon G. Shepard, and two brothers, Hiram Bailey of
Livermore, Cal., and Albert Bailey of Victor. The funeral services were
held from his late house on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Louis Wilson of
the Congregational church officiating. The interment was in the Rural
From Ontario County Journal 26 January 1877
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Zaydoc Bailey, the oldest inhabitant
in town, died Thursday, Jan. 18th, at the advanced age of 98 years and
10 months. The funeral was held Saturday at 1 o'clock p.m.
Mr. Bailey was born in Providence, Rhode Island, March
4th, 1778, and moved from Sheffield to this place in 1797.
From Ontario County Journal 7 July 1882
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Zephinia G. Bailey died last Saturday
of consumption, aged 59 years. Funeral services were held on Monday at
his late residence, Rev. Mr. Gates, of LeRoy, officiating. His remains
were taken to Baptist Hill for
From Ontario County Journal 8 June 1894
Gorham, N. Y. - Last Saturday morning Joseph Robinson, Arthur
Phillips, and Claude Baine, the former two 16, and the latter
18 years of age, were sailing on the mill pond on Flint Creek at
Gorham, when the boat capsized and young Baine attempted to swim
ashore. He was dressed heavily and when his clothing became soaked, he
was unable to bear up under the heavy burden and sank. All attempts to
recover the young man while alive were of no avail, and it was not
until several hours afterwards when the lifeless body was brought
ashore. The other boys clung to the boat and were rescued. The young
man is the oldest son of Andrew Baine, clerk at the Gorham House, of
which his uncle, Martin Baine, is the proprietor. Coroner White, of
Phelps, was notified, and did not consider an inquest necessary.
From Ontario County Journal 29 September 1899
Rushville, N. Y. - Aaron Baird died at the home of his parents on
Saturday, aged twenty-five years. He had been very ill for a few weeks
with typhoid fever and other complications. He is survived by a wife
and child eight months old, his parents and two sisters, one Mrs.
Walter M. Henry of Canandaigua. The services were largely attended at
the home on Monday and also the burial at Rushville.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 February 1907
Mrs. Anne M. Baird, of No. 49 Geneva street, died this
morning at 10:30 o'clock, after an illness of about ten days. She was
81 years old and has resided in this city for the past 60 years. The
survivors are one sister, Miss Sally Feller, of Ancram; and two sons,
Frank W. Baird and Fred M. Baird of this city. Burial Glenwood
From Geneva Daily Times 19 October 1916
Mrs. Annie L. Baird, wife of Frank W. Baird, died this morning at
4:45 o'clock at her home, Pulteney street, after an illness of several
months. Besides her husband, she leaves two sons, Harry H. Baird and
James B. Baird, all of this city.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 September 1896
The death of David W. Baird occurred at 9:30
o'clock last night at the family residence on Geneva street. Mr.
Baird has been a long and patient sufferer. He was about 76 years
of age and was a most highly esteemed citizen. He was formerly a
carriage builder. Besides his wife he leaves two sons, Fred M. and
Frank W. Baird. The funeral services will be held Monday afternoon,
and will be conducted according to masonic rites. Burial Glenwood
From Geneva Advertiser-Gazette 3 January 1893
Obituary - Edmund K., eldest son of David W. Baird, died
Dec. 28, 1892, of paralysis of the brain after an illness of ten days,
aged 41 years. He passed away without pain or suffering. He
leaves a wife and two sons, 7 and 10 years. Ed. served a regular
apprenticeship at the tin, sheet iron and coppersmith trade, beside the
general hardware and seed business, all of which he thoroughly
the public as well as his employers lose a handy man. About
sixteen years ago he went to California, and for three and a half years
was engaged as a traveling salesman for a wholesale metal and hardware
house. He was injured in a railroad accident and had to return home.
He never fully recovered, but always
complained of distress in his head. He had a large bump
of mirth that had to be exercised, as all who knew him will remember.
His funeral took place on Friday from 27 Geneva
street and was largely attended, Rev. Dr. Remick, pastor of the North
Church, officiating. The floral offerings from his friends at Hawkins
& Corwin were large and beautiful, and their store
was closed on the occasion of the funeral. The interment was in
From Geneva Daily Times 16 March 1905
Hall's Corners, N. Y. - The funeral services of Frank Baird,
Sr., were held at the family residence Monday. Mr. Baird, who has
been in ill health for some time died Friday.
He was over eighty years of age and one of Hall's oldest residents. He
is survived by six children, two sons and four daughters, all married
except John, the son with whom he resided. The burial took place at the
Log Church cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 13 November 1885
Chapinville, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Baird, mother
of W. J. Baird of this place, died very suddenly of pneumonia at
Canandaigua last Wednesday. She was buried from the church here
on Friday. Mrs. Baird was an old resident of this town, and leaves
a large circle of friends beside her relatives to mourn her loss.
From Ontario County Times 29 June 1864
Col. Wm. H. Baird, of the 126th Regiment was killed in the
battle before Petersburgh, last week. When the war first began, Col.
Baird raised a company and joined the 38th Regiment. After the battle
of Bull Run,
he was promoted to Major, which position he soon after resigned. He was
afterward made Major of the 126th Regiment, then promoted to Lieut.
and by the resignation of Col. Bull, was made Colonel. He was much
by the men under his command, and his loss will be regretted by his
and by the community in which he lived. He leaves a wife and two
to mourn his loss. The 126th seems fated. Every day brings the report
the death of some of its heroes. Geneva Courier
From Geneva Daily Times 26 October 1908
Phelps, N. Y. - The funeral of Richard H. Bakeman, who
died Friday, took place from his late home on Franklin street
yesterday. The services were conducted by Rev. W. N. Woolcott, pastor
of the Baptist church. Gen. J. B. Murray Post, G. A. R., attended the
funeral in a body.
From Ontario County Journal 9 September 1898
Academy, N. Y. - Bradford Baker of Cheshire, aged 60 years, died
Saturday morning after several months' suffering from cancer. Funeral
was held in the church on Sunday afternoon, Rev H. Wyse Jones,
From Geneva Daily Times 4 May 1922
Mrs. Florinda M. Baker, age 91, died at the home of her son,
Edwards, on the River Road, this morning at 5:20 o'clock, after a long
She is survived by one son, Thomas S. Edwards, five grandchildren and
From Geneva Gazette 16 December 1892
On the 26th ult., little Gracie, the 9 year old daughter
of Mr. Alphonso Baker, fell a victim of diphtheria. A
few days later Mr. Baker himself was attacked with the disease,
contracted by infection from the child he had so fondly and tenderly
nursed during her illness; and now he has succumbed to its terrible
ravages. He died after acute suffering Monday night last.
This is the only fatal case among adults since the outbreak of
this epidemic in our midst. The few
patients still affected are convalescing. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 14 April 1899
Academy, N. Y. - At 3 o'clock the funeral of Daniel J. Baker, aged
was held in the Cheshire church, Rev. J. W. Webb, of Canandaigua,
officiating. Mr. Baker was attacked with pneumonia while visiting
his grandson in Shortsville and only survived a day or two.
From Victor Herald 6 July 1900
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The remains of Daniel R. Baker, who
New York last Saturday, were brought here Tuesday morning, and
taken to the residence of his half-brother, Hiram Steele, where the
funeral services were held in the afternoon. The interment was made at
West Bloomfield cemetery. Mr. Baker was well-known in West and East
Bloomfield, he residing in the
towns for many years. He leaves his widow and two sons to survive him.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 November 1895
Frank Baker, aged sixty-five years, and brother of the groceryman,
Geo. Baker, died yesterday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Alsop, on
Jackson street. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at three
o'clock. Interment will be at Glenwood cemetery.
From Victor Herald 24 July 1903
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Frederick Baker, one of the best of our
many valued German citizens, died at his home near here, Saturday last,
of inflammation of the bowels, aged 65 years. A widow and three
children remain of the immediate family. The funeral was held from St.
Bridget's church yesterday at 10 o'clock. Interment in the church
cemetery. Mr. Baker had been a resident of this country thirty-three
From Geneva Daily Times 2 August 1909
George W. Baker, died this morning at 11:20 o'clock at his late
residence, No 36 Tillman street. The deceased would have been eighty
years old the 29th of this month. He has always lived in this city and
for 33 years he conducted a grocery store on Exchange street, in the
store at present occupied by the Ragus Tea & Coffee Co. Eight years
ago Mr. Baker retired from business. He is survived by his widow, two
sons, John B. and George W. Baker, Jr., and one daughter, Mrs. John
Proudfit; two sisters, Mrs. John Alsop and Mrs. Sarah Clare.
From Ontario County Journal 2 December 1910
Ionia, N. Y. - Mrs. Hannah Caroline Baker died at her home here on
Nov. 25, aged 67 years, after an illness of 13 years during which she
had been almost helpless and a great sufferer. Her husband, Marvin
Baker, died eight years ago, and since then she has been most tenderly
cared for by her son, Winfield, and his wife. She was a woman of
beautiful character, patient and sweet-tempered through her
afflictions, and much beloved by her family and friends. The funeral
was held from the house on Monday afternoon. She leaves two sons,
Winfield and Gardner Baker, both of this place and two grandchildren.
From Geneva Gazette 22 November 1895
Death of a Veteran - Another veteran of the late war has "gone
to the front." Henry Baker, a member first of Co. C of
the 70th, then of Co. A of the 85th N. Y. Vols., (both showing
honorable records), died Tuesday night last in this village, aged about
60 years. His service was continuous from the first year of the
war to its close, yet he was fortunate in escaping hurt though enduring
its many hardships and often exposed to its perils. He was ever
what would be called "a jolly good fellow" in the ranks and oft
enlivened the circle of comrades and other acquaintances by his native
wit and quaint humor. He was proud of his patriotic services
rendered, as indeed who may not be proud who passed through the ordeal
with untarnished name? He will have a soldier's burial, and old
comrades will bear him to his last resting place and drop fraternal
tears to his memory. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 7 January 1876
J. W. Baker, an
old and well-known townsman, formerly engaged in the grocery business
on Castle street, died at his residence on North Main street Wednesday
forenoon last. He was an
active member of the M. E. Church, taking a conspicuous part as a
layman in its services.
From Geneva Gazette 8 July 1864
letter from E. H. Mead, addressed to Thos. Alsop, we learn of an
accident which caused the death of one of our Geneva boys, who went out
with the First Veterans, John M. Baker. It seems that on
the 23d of
June last, he was thrown from his horse and injured internally to such
an extent that he was sent to the hospital at Martinsburg, where he
died on the morning of June 27th. The writer states
that he happened to be in town and just passing the hospital on his
way back to the regiment, which was moving when he was informed of
John's death. He went in to see him, and found that he had
changed very much. It was not found advisable to send him home;
he was therefore buried by his comrades, and his grave marked. He was a
general favorite throughout the regiment, making many friends by his
jovial manners. Though not killed by the fatal bullet, his loss
is no less keenly felt by his relatives and friends.
From Ontario County Chronicle 6 August 1902
Ionia, N. Y. - At an early hour Thursday morning occurred the
death of Marvin J. Baker, one of the oldest and most highly
respected citizens of this locality. His death is especially sad,
inasmuch as his wife is a confirmed invalid, to whom his devotion has
been remarkable. For a number of years she has been a sufferer from
rheumatism, until at the present time she is in a state of total
helplessness. For a short time past, Mr. Baker had not been in very
robust health, but he retired Wednesday night apparently as well as
usual. The next morning he did not come down stairs at his usual time,
and his granddaughter went to call him, but could get no response. A
neighbor was called in and he found that Mr. Baker was dead. Besides
his widow, he is survived by two sons, Winfield and Gardner, both of
this village, and two sisters, Mrs. Janette Griffith of East
Bloomfield, and Miss Nancy Baker of Hornellsville. Mr. Baker was 62
years of age and is the last of three brothers, who owned three farms
which were adjoining, Samuel Baker died in January, 1902, Ortis Baker
in March, 1902. The funeral was conducted by the members of Millers
Corners Lodge, 279, A. O. U. W.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 4 December 1907
Bristol, N. Y. - On Wednesday afternoon, at the home of her
daughter, occurred the death of Mary Elton Baker, wife of John
Baker of this place. Death was due to heart failure. She is survived by
her husband, and daughter, Mrs. Atlee Tilton of this place, a mother,
and two brothers, besides many friends to mourn her loss. Burial
services were held Saturday, Rev. L. D. Boynton officiating. Interment
in Evergreen cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 21 March 1913
The death of Mrs. Olley Baker, wife of J. Y. Baker,
occurred at the home of her sister, Mrs. John Comiskey, in the village
of Manchester on Sunday night from anemia chorosis. Her age was 43
years. Mrs. Baker was born in the township of Conesus
on August 29, 1868, and was a daughter of George A. and Betsey L. Heath
Spencer. She was united in marriage to Mr. Baker on November 10, 1886,
who still survives her. She was a most most highly respected resident
of Manchester for 18 years. Several months past she had been making her
home in Buffalo. She was a member of Geneva Lodge, Eastern Star, and of
the First Presbyterian church at Geneseo. Besides her husband, she
leaves an adopted daughter, Miss Evelyn Baker; four brothers, William
Spencer of Freeland, Mich.; George Spencer of Geneseo; Albert Spencer
of Groveland; Arthur Spencer of Rochester; and three sisters, Miss Ida
Spencer of Geneseo; Mrs. Frank Hyde of Seneca Falls, and Mrs. Comiskey
of Manchester. The funeral services were held from the Manchester M. E.
Church on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by the pastor,
Rev. W. W. Lane. The interment was made in Brookside Cemetery in this
From Geneva Daily Times 14 May 1910
Mrs. Rebecca Baker, widow of the late Jacob W. Baker, died last
evening at 8 o'clock at her home, No. 132 LaFayette avenue. She is
survived by two daughters, Mrs. Russel G. Springstead and Mrs. Albert
Fowle; and three sons, Charles, Abraham and William Baker, of this city
and Horatio Baker of Rose; one sister, Emeline Rose of Highland Falls;
and two brothers, William Rose of Horseheads and S. T. Rose of
Kalamazoo, Mich. The funeral will take place Monday afternoon at 2
o'clock from the house. Burial in Washington Street Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 16 December 1881
Died at his residence at Miller's Corners, Dec. 9, 1881, William
aged 81 years. Mr. Baker was one of the first settlers in
the town of West Bloomfield, an upright man, respected and loved by all
his neighbors. He leaves four sons and two daughters.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 February 1907
Miss Anna Baldridge, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander
Baldridge of Pulteney street, died yesterday morning at one o'clock
after a long and painful illness. She has been confined to the house
for the last four months. She was twenty-five years old, and was born
at Varick, Seneca county. She afterwards resided for six years at
MacDougalls, and the remainder of her life she has resided in this
city. She attended the High School and was graduated in the class of
'98 with high honors. She then entered Wells college and was graduated
in the class of '03 with the highest honors of the class of eighteen,
and with the degree of A. B. She was a member of the Phoenix Literarium
society and also a member of the mandolin club. On her return to this
city, she was a member of the High school faculty teaching history,
civics and algebra for about a year and a half. The funeral will be
held Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the family residence on
Pulteney street. Rev. W. W. Weller, pastor of the First Presbyterian
church will officiate. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.
From Victor Herald 15 June 1900
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - John Baldwin died suddenly Tuesday
evening. He had been in feeble condition for some time and a sufferer
from asthma. For a number of years he has had a cobbling shop in
Appleton's shoe store. He was 76 years of age.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 November 1910
John Balfour, the well-known nurseryman and landscape gardener,
died at 12:15 o'clock this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
William Millard, of No. 211 Pulteney street. The deceased was born 70
years ago in Ireland, but has lived in Geneva for the past 45 years.
With the exception of the last year, he has been the caretaker of the
city parks and parkways ever since the adoption of the city charter.
The deceased has been in ill health since last July and his death was
due to a general breakdown. The deceased is survived by three sons,
George T. Balfour of Chattanooga, Tenn.; John J. Balfour of Geneva; and
Joseph Balfour of Toronto, Ont.; and three daughters, Mrs. R. T. McCow
of Elizabeth, N. J., Mrs. William Millard of Geneva and Mrs. C. E. Pier
of Corning; and five grandchildren. The funeral will take place at 10
o'clock Monday morning from the home of Mrs. Millard, with Dr. C. M.
Sills, D. D., rector of Trinity church, officiating. Burial will be in
From Ontario County Journal 3
Victor, N. Y. - Died, on Monday morning, at 5 a.m., Dr.
Charles Ball, at his residence in this place. The funeral services
were held in the Universalist Church on Wednesday, September 1st, Rev.
T. Borden officiating. The church was beautifully draped, and there was
a large number in attendance to mourn the loss of so good a friend. He
man very highly esteemed by all who knew him. Dr. Ball was 68 years of
age, and we believe that no one can speak of him but in praise.
He was a member of the Universalist Church.
From Ontario County Times 21 August 1878
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Lavina Ball, another old resident of this
place, departed this life on Sunday morning. Mrs. Ball was a woman
respected and beloved by all who knew her.
From Ontario County Journal 21
Died - In Victor, on Monday evening, March 17th, Mrs. Rachael
Ball, relict of Dr. Wm. Ball, aged 73 years. Mrs. Ball was the
daughter of Dr. Thomas Beach, one of the first doctors who settled in
Victor. Mrs. Ball came to this town in the year 1808, and has resided
here since that date. She leaves one own child and one by adoption.
Mrs. Ball was a kind mother, and a friend to the poor, who will miss
her charities. Her death is regretted by her many friends as well as
From Ontario Repository and Messenger 1 July 1868
Died, in Victor, on the 25th inst., Dr. William Ball, aged
67 years. The Roch. Union says Dr. B. had been ill for some two years
of paralytic affection. He located in Victor
about the year 1825, and studied medicine with Dr. Thomas Beach of
that place, a physician widely known in Western New York. He married
a daughter of Dr. Beach and commenced practice in 1829 or '30, and
continued ever after, till failing health compelled him to relinquish
labor. As a physician, Dr. Ball was successful, and was often called
abroad to consult and prescribe in difficult cases. His practice in
Victor and that region was extensive. As a citizen, deceased was justly
esteemed and held a high social position. He was often called to fill
civil offices, and in this as in all else he acquitted himself with
He has now closed a long and useful life, and dies with the respect and
regret of his fellow citizens. He leaves a widow and one daughter.
From Ontario County Chronicle 5 August 1903
Chapinville, N. Y. - Alpheus R. Ballard was born in the town of
Wheeler, Steuben County, January 15, 1826. In 1832 he moved with his
parents to Indiana, the trip being made with team. In 1848 he returned
to his native town and in 1850 was married to Emeline Cooper. He moved
to Chapinville in 1873 and for about 20 years carried on a wagon shop
when his health failing, he was compelled to retire from active work.
About four years ago he had a partial stroke of apoplexy, from which he
never fully recovered. For the past few days there seemed to be a
change for the worse with him, although he was able to be about the
village. He lay down about 2 o'clock Thursday last and at 3 o'clock it
was noticed that he was not breathing naturally and at 6 o'clock he
passed away without regaining consciousness. In politics he was a
Republican and served as postmaster under Harrison's administration. He
was a Seventh Day Adventist and kept the faith religiously, never doing
any work on Saturday. He is survived by his wife and three sons,
Clinton and Casson Ballard of Shortsville, and Charles Ballard of
From Geneva Daily Times 7 May 1904
Mrs. Emmaline Ballard, eighty-three years old, widow of the late
Alfred Ballard of Chapinville, died Thursday evening at the home of her
son, Clinton L. Ballard of Littleville, after a lingering illness of
two years duration. Mrs. Ballard
was born in Wheeler, Steuben county, in 1821, being one of a family
of fifteen children. Her father, Ira Cooper, was a veteran of the war
of 1812. She was a resident of Chapinville for over thirty years,
her husband dying there about a year ago. She is survived by three
sons, Carson L. of Shortsville, Clinton L. of Littleville, and Charles
L. of Chapinville; also one brother, Ira Cooper of Chapinville. The
funeral was held at the residence at eleven o'clock this morning, Rev.
Charles Eddy of Manchester officiating. Burial was at Chapman cemetery
From Geneva Gazette 7 March 1884
Daniel Balton Killed at Phelps - A special telephone
dispatch to the Gazette from Phelps this morning says that
Daniel Balton, a farmer living 3 1/2 miles south east of that village,
was struck by the work train last night while driving across the
Railroad, and injured so severely that he died within two hours.
Kindling wood was made of the wagon, but the horses were not injured to
any extent. Coroner Howe is holding an inquest this morning.
From Ontario County Journal 18 December 1896
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Seymour Bancroft, aged 67 years, was found
dead in bed on Tuesday morning. He had suffered from paralysis for
several years, and had failed rapidly of late. His death was not
From Geneva Daily Times 29 March 1902
The remains of Mrs. Leonora Post Banks, who died Thursday
at Canandaigua, arrived in this city on the l:37 o'clock Central-Hudson
today. The remains were taken to Glenwood cemetery where
brief services were conducted by Rev. Dr. Palmer, of Penn Yan.
Mrs. Banks was formerly a resident of Geneva. She
was a daughter of the late John Post.
From Geneva Gazette 5 February 1858
Died, in this village, on the 16th of January last, Colonel Asahel
in the 74th year of his age. He was of a robust frame,
and enjoyed excellent health until within the last few years when
disease assailed him, ending in typhoid fever, which terminated his
earthly career after confinement to a sick bed for about three weeks.
From Geneva Courier 10 April 1878
Died, on Thursday, April 4th, Mrs. Elizabeth Bannister, aged
When a child of three years, she came to Geneva, her father being one
of the earliest settlers. She has spent the most of her life in
this village. She has out-lived all of her children except one
son. At a
ripe old age she has gone to her rest, and her memory will be tenderly
cherished by all her friends. She was a member of the North
Presbyterian church. In her last illness, she was calm and
hopeful. She looked forward to her departure with joy. Her
end was peace.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 November 1909
The funeral of Mary J. Bannister, aged 80 years, who died
Friday night at her home in Oaks Corners, will take place tomorrow
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be in Phelps.
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