"Bas" to Baz" Obituaries



From Geneva Gazette 24 February 1893

The death of Philander F. Bassett, a lifelong and respected citizen of Seneca, is announced occurring Feb. 21st at his residence near Flint Creek.  His age was about 70 years.  He was a lifelong Democrat and active in the councils of his party, as he was also foremost in all good works for the benefit of his town and fellow-men.  He will be greatly missed in the circle of his acquaintance.



From Ontario County Journal 5 February 1909

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Polly Comstock Bassett,
wife of Isaac Bassett, died at her home in this village on Monday morning at the age of 73 years. For some years she had not been strong, yet her death came suddenly at last. Mrs. Bassett moved to Naples from West Italy eight years ago. She was of a retiring nature and got out but little. Her husband, one son, William, three sisters, Mrs. Ishmael Elwell and Mrs. Andrew Teal, of West Italy, and Mrs. Darwin Donley of North Cohocton; and one brother, John Comstock, of this village, survive her. In former years she had been identified with the Methodist church at West Italy. Rev. S. T. Harding, of the Baptist church, officiated at the funeral on Wednesday. 



From Ontario County Journal 1 June 1877

Rushville, N. Y. - Died  in this village on the 28th inst., Samuel Bassett, nearly seventy years of age.  Mr. Bassett had for a good many years been troubled with heart disease.  He had a severe attack of pneumonia this spring, and from this he never recovered. The constitution which for nearly seventy years had withstood disease, had at last to give up and own death conqueror.  Mr. Bassett, though not a member of any church, had during the past winter expressed a strong hope in Christ. We trust that he has now joined his brothers and sisters in heaven. He was the last but one of a large family, three of whom have died the past winter and spring. His funeral was attended by a large number of friends.



From Geneva Gazette 6 February 1891

Henry Batchelder
died at his home Monday morning last, aged 76 years 6 months and 2 days.  The funeral took place Wednesday at St. Francis de Sales Church.  Mr. Batchelder has been a resident of Geneva for the last 49 years.  He was born in Suffolk County, Eng.  He was respected by all who knew him, and his death will be mourned by a multitude of friends.



From Geneva Daily Times 12 May 1905

Nellie H. Batchelor,
twenty years of age, died yesterday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Batchelor, No. 124 Andes avenue. The deceased was taken with pneumonia on April 29, which resulted in her death. She was born in Bo'ness, Linlethgaushire, Scotland, and came to this country and city with her parents in 1889. She was a member of the North Presbyterian church and was particularly active in the Christian Endeavor society of that church. Besides her parents, she is survived by three brothers, John Batchelor, physical director at the Y. M. C. A. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; William C. Batchelor, general secretary of the Y. M. C. A. at Bellevue, Pa.; and Alexander R. Batchelor, of this city. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at two o'clock from the house, Rev. N. B. Remick, D. D., pastor of North Presbyterian church officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 5 October 1894

Suicide of an Old Soldier - Martin V. Bateman,
of Phelps, aged fifty years, committed suicide some time during last Friday night by hanging in his barn.  His body was found by Hiram Wilbur.  The surroundings indicate that Bateman tied the rope to a beam, slipped the noose around his neck, stepped upon a barrel and swung off.  He left a note on a table in his house saying he intended to hang himself.  He leaves no family, his wife having died several years ago.  He was a member of General John R. Murray Post, G. A. R.



From Geneva Daily Times 28 March 1910

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Thomas J. Bateman,
one of Canandaigua's prominent merchants, was found dead in a chair at his home in West Gibson street shortly after noon yesterday by his wife upon her return from church. He had evidently been dead but a few minutes. Coroner Dr. A. W. Armstrong was called and it is said that he found evidence which would indicate that the man had committed suicide. The gas jets were open and the room was closed. Mr. Bateman had been in ill health for some time and he was threatened with a nervous breakdown. He refused to discontinue work at his store, however, until Thursday. He was born in Ireland 52 years ago, but came to this country at an early age. For 25 years he conducted a bakery and grocery, which he conducted up to the time of his death. Although he had been here but a short time he was regarded as a progressive business man. He had served as a director of the Chamber of Commerce since its organization. He leaves his wife, two sons, William and Frank; and two daughters, Marguerita and Theoda, all of this place.



From Geneva Gazette 2 June 1876

Fatal Accident at Canandaigua -
Last Monday morning William Bateman, a mechanic at work on the cornish of the new Union school house, missed his foothold and fell a distance of fifty-five feet, mangling the flesh and bones of his body.  He lived about three hours, a portion of the time sensible and suffering the most excruciating pain.  He fell from the same building twice before, once twelve feet and once twenty-five feet, but was not seriously injured thereby. His wife and child were recently summoned to Ohio to bury a grandfather, and are now hastily recalled to bury a kind husband and father. He was a young man of excellent repute and his misfortune is lamented by a large circle of friends.



From Victor Herald 25 August 1894

Abigail Merrick Bates,
widow of Samuel Bates, was born in Pollet, Rutland county, Vt., in 1803, and died at the home of her daughter in East Victor, Aug. 13th. At the age of 20 years she married Samuel Bates, and removed to Syracuse, in this state, they subsequently removed to Macedon and finally to Victor. For several years past she has lived at East Victor with her daughter, Mrs. Miles Edget. She leaves three children, Mrs. Edget, of this town, one son, living at Clyde, Mich., and another daughter, at Pontiac, Mich. At the age of 17 years, she united with the Methodist church, and continued her connection there during her life. The funeral was held on Tuesday; services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Copeland. The burial was in the village cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 2 March 1907

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Alanson Bates, for the past twenty-nine years a well-known figure in Canandaigua's business section, was attacked with apoplexy in front of the Canandaigua National Bank about noon yesterday. He was removed by kind friends to his home on Bemis street and soon after expired. He was aged 80 years and was born in Palmyra. During his residence in Canandaigua, he had been employed as an expert in making and repairing boot and shoes for the various local dealers. He is survived by his wife, who is a bed-ridden invalid, and by a daughter, Mrs. Stella Morse of Shortsville, and a son, Frank E. Bates of Canandaigua.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 June 1896

Phelps, N. Y. - Joshua Bates,
of Phelps, a veteran of the late war, and a member of General J. B. Murray Post, G. A. R., died Friday afternoon of heart failure, after a short illness, aged 71 years. The funeral services were held at the home yesterday morning and interment made at Seneca Falls. A wife and several daughters survive.



From Ontario County Journal 19 May 1899

Mrs. Mary Greenleaf Bates,
wife of Francis Bates, a lifelong resident of this village, died at her home on Hubbell street at an early hour on Friday morning. Mrs. Bates had been a great sufferer from heart trouble for a number of weeks. The deceased was the daughter of Samuel and Ann Nowlen Greenleaf, and was born in this village on June 22, 1829. She is survived by her husband, two daughters and five sons, Misses Sarah Greenleaf and Mary G. Bates, Samuel G., of Syracuse; Frank, James L., John N. of this village, and Edward F. of Nashotah, Wis. The funeral was held from St. John's church on Sunday morning at 9 o'clock, Rev. C. J. Clausen and Rev. Charles Hayes, of Phelps, officiating.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 7 August 1907

Mrs. Rhoda Bates,
widow of the late Alanson Bates, died at her home in Bemis street, Sunday, aged 80 years. Mrs. Bates had been an invalid for a number of years and her death was due to general debility. She is survived by two children, one daughter in Palmyra, and one son with whom she lived. The funeral was held from the Kennedy undertaking rooms, Tuesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, Rev. W. H. Skeels officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn.



From Ontario Repository and Messenger 1 January 1873

Victor, N. Y. - Samuel Bates of East Victor, who was injured by a stone thrown at him by his son about four weeks ago, died on Friday, December 20. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at Victor on Sunday following.



From Geneva Daily Times 14 March 1907

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Willard W. Bates, a well-known Canandaiguan, who has been ill for several months, took a walk near his home on Gorham street Tuesday afternoon and was stricken with apoplexy. He was taken home, but never rallied, and died the same night. He was about 55 years old, and had for years been active at his business of house painter. He leaves a wife, one daughter, Mrs. John McDowell, his aged mother, Mrs. A. T. Bates, and one sister, Mrs. Daniel Saunders.



From Ontario County Journal 30 April 1897

The funeral of Amanda J. Batterson, who died in Canandaigua on Sunday, the 18th inst., was held in the church here on Wednesday of last week, Rev. H. W. Jones officiating. Mrs. Batterson had been a lifelong resident of this place until she moved to Canandaigua a few years ago. She was a faithful wife and mother and a respected neighbor.



From Ontario County Journal 25 April 1890

Academy, N. Y. - Mrs. Ida Batterson
died at her residence here on the 18th inst., aged 27 years. The funeral was held on Sunday, Rev. Mr. Langworthy officiating.



From Geneva Daily Times 10 April 1905

William H. Batty,
seventy-four years old, died at the City Hospital Saturday night after undergoing an operation for strangulated hernia. He was taken to the hospital Saturday morning from the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Van Nortwick, on South Pulteney street. The deceased recently came here from Corning to make his home. He is survived by his wife, who resides at Corning, his daughter with whom he lived and two sons, John and Thomas Batty of Hornby, N. Y. The remains will be taken to Watkins tomorrow morning at which place the funeral will be held at 10:30. Burial will be in the Watkins cemetery. 



From Geneva Daily Times 25 January 1902

Frank Baumgart
died at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, at his home, 11 Powers alley, aged 46 years.  The deceased had been confined to his bed with Bright's disease.  Mr. Baumgart was born in Germany and came to this country 11 years ago. He moved to this city eight years ago.  He was a devout member of St. Francis de Sales church.  The deceased is survived by his wife, Barbara Baumgart, by a son, Charles Baumgart, and by a half-brother, Valentine Ochs, of Seneca county.  The funeral arrangements will be announced later.  Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 4 February 1908

Mrs. Helena Baxter,
wife of George Baxter of 584 Exchange street, died yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock. She was 52 years old and was born in England. Forty-four years ago she came to this country and to Geneva, where she lived ever since. The deceased was a member of Trinity church. Besides her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Erwin Pinkerton, Mrs. William McDonnell, and Miss Elsie Baxter of this city, and Mrs. Carl Blutau of Rochester; two sons, Frederick and James of this city; one sister, Mrs. Anne Millard; and one brother, John Hill. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon. Rev. C. M. Sills, D. D., will officiate and burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery .



From Geneva Daily Times 28 April 1896

The death of Jas. Baxter occurred at his home north of Geneva Sunday morning after a sickness of about five weeks. The fatal disease was pneumonia. He was aged 61 years and 6 months. He was born in England and came to this country about 42 years ago, the greater part of which time has been spent in and around Geneva. By trade he was a blacksmith, but for the past 12 years he has been devoting his time to agriculture and has lived on his present farm about four miles north of Geneva in the town of Phelps for the past 9 years. Mr. Baxter has been a lifelong member of the Episcopal church and at his death was a communicant of St. Peter's church. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Samuel and George Baxter; two daughters, Mrs. Ellen Riggs and Kate Baxter, also two brothers and two sisters. He also leaves a very large circle of friends who will extend their sympathies to the bereaved family. The funeral will be held from the family residence on Wednesday afternoon, April 29th, at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made in Glenwood. 



From Geneva Courier 24 January 1855


Mr. John Baxter of this village, met with a sad accident on the evening of the 16th inst.  He was returning on the railroad track, from a gunning excursion, and while crossing a bridge, fell between two cross-ties, in attempting to step from one to the other. He struck his head against the timbers fracturing his skull in a dreadful manner.  In this state, he managed to reach the house of Mr. Samuel Carey, who gave him proper attention and was conveyed by him to his home.  He lingered in great agony until Saturday night, when death came to his relief.  His funeral was attended at Trinity Church on Monday afternoon by a large concourse of friend.



From Geneva Daily Times 6 April 1905

Mrs. Sarah H. Baxter,
seventy-nine years old, died at her late home, No. 398 South Main street, this morning at 10 o'clock from the effects of a stroke of paralysis, suffered two weeks ago this morning. The deceased was born in London, England, and came to this country in her youth. She has resided in this city and vicinity for upwards of fifty years. Her maiden name was Fairfax and she was a sister of the late George Fairfax of this city. The deceased is survived by three children, Mrs. M. B. Cameron and Mrs. Francis K. Hardison of this city and Charles Baxter of Rochester; also by five grand children and two great grandchildren.  



From Geneva Gazette 11 October 1895

THOMAS BAXTER -
born in East Cottingworth, Yorkshire, England, August 25th, 1812, died in Geneva, October 8th, 1895, aged 83 years, 1 month 13 days.



From Geneva Daily Times 11 November 1903

William Baxter,
a nurseryman who has been in the employ of William Smith for fifty years, died at 8:30 o'clock this morning at his late home, No. 447 Castle street, aged seventy-two years. Mr. Baxter went to work Saturday as had been  his custom for a half century. During the morning he was taken with a severe chill. He went back home. Symptoms of toxic poisoning developed and death occurred this morning from toxemia. The deceased was born in Suffolk county, England, and came to this country when he was twenty-one years of age. On arriving in this country, he came directly to Geneva where he entered the employ of William Smith. Mr. Baxter grew up with Mr. Smith and his business and for years has been one of his most trusted men. During the later years of the business, Mr. Baxter has had charge of the ornamental tree department in the Smith nursery and also has had charge of all the repairs to the buildings of the firm.  Mr. Baxter was also one of the oldest Odd Fellows of the city. He was a past noble grand of Old Castle Lodge, No. 299, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and was also a member of Ontario Encampment, No. 83. He was a communicant of St. Peter's church. He was survived by a widow one brother, John Baxter, who lives four miles southwest of this city, and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Fitton, of this city.  Burial Glenwood Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 7 May 1909

Bristol, N. Y. - Mrs. Charles Bayles,
who for many years was a resident of this town, died at the home of her son in Honeoye Tuesday. Funeral and burial at East Bloomfield Thursday at 1 p.m.



From Ontario County Chronicle 3 June 1903

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Charles M. Bayles
died at his home in this village yesterday afternoon, aged 62 years. In 1890 Mr. Bayles moved here from Bristol and bought the grist mill on Michigan street, which he continued to operate until the time of his death. He was a veteran of the Civil war and a member of the A. O. U. W. He leaves a widow, three sons, Charles, Lewis and Ellis, and two daughters, Minnie and Mrs. Charles Page, Jr., all of this place; also two brothers, Frank Bayles of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Richard of Fayette, N. Y.



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