"Bea" through "Bel" OBITUARIES
From Ontario County Journal 23 April 1897
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Mrs. Albert Beach died at her home
near Dennison's Corners, Tuesday evening. She leaves four little
children, the youngest about two weeks old.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 May 1908
Word has been received in this city of the death of Mrs. Almira
Beach, widow of the late Jacob L. Beach, which occurred yesterday
at the home of her great-nephew, Charles Beach, in Corfu, N. Y. Mrs.
will be remembered by the older residents of this city as she was
here many years ago. She was formerly active in the First Methodist
and in many charitable organizations. Her husband was formerly one of
the leading undertakers of this city. Miss Emma Beach and Mrs. William
Hartman of this city are great nieces of Mrs. Beach. The remains will
brought to Geneva Wednesday morning and the funeral will take place
the First Methodist church Wednesday morning at 1 o'clock, and burial
be made in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 May 1910
Shortsville, N. Y. - Arnold W. Beach of Bristol Center, 79 years
of age, died this morning at 4 o'clock at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. Luther Howe, of this place. The deceased, who has lived for many
years in Bristol, came here six weeks ago to visit his daughter.
Besides his daughter, the deceased is survived by one son, Stephen
Beach of Bristol, and four grandchildren, Harry Howe of Shortsville and
Glenna, Caroline and Stanley Beach of Bristol. The funeral will take
place at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Bristol.
From Ontario County Journal 2 July 1886
Bristol Center, N. Y. - Last Saturday was held the funeral of Mrs.
Beach at Allen's Hill. Mrs. Beach was the daughter of the
late Levi Tiffany, and sister of the late George Tiffany, all former
residents of this town and among its most highly respected inhabitants.
Thus has her family of eight young children been bereft of a mother,
her mother of an affectionate daughter, and one daughter only remains
of Mrs. Tiffany's family. Kindly sympathies are tendered the friends
in their great bereavement.
From Ontario County Journal 26 August 1910
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Eliza Beach, a resident of this place, died
on Saturday at Oswego, where for several months she had made her home
with her daughter, Mrs. Matthew . Mrs. Beach was about 65
years of age. Besides her husband, Frank Beach, of this village, she
leaves two daughters and one son. The remains were brought here for
burial on Monday.
From Ontario County Journal 14 September 1894
Harlow D. Beach was found dead in bed at the home of his niece,
Mrs. Lucy A. Depue, in Hopewell, Wednesday morning. Coroner Hallenbeck
was called, but did not deem it necessary to hold an inquest, giving it
as his belief that death was due to natural causes. The funeral will be
held at the house this morning at 11 o'clock, interment at Albion.
From Ontario County Journal 31 July 1885
A sad accident occurred at the Canandaigua Hotel last Monday
morning, resulting in the death of Mr. J. C. Beach, a
respected citizen of this village. Several workmen were engaged in
handling the platform of a refrigerator which they were building, and
while lowering it in some manner the stick which Mr. Beach held to
brace against it
slipped, and the heavy frame fell upon him and crushed the lower part
of his body so that he died within two hours. Mr. Beach was a member
of the Presbyterian church of this village, and a good man who was held
in high esteem by all who knew him. He leaves a wife, and a daughter,
Mrs. A. C. Sheldon of this village.
From Ontario County Journal 16 April 1897
Phelps, N. Y. - J. McNair Beach, whose serious illness was
chronicled in The Journal last week, died at his home on West Main
street about eight o'clock last Thursday morning, aged 57 years. A
wife, two sons and three daughters survive. The funeral services were
held from the residence last Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. M.
Shaw officiating. The interment was made in the Phelps cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 September 1902
Jacob L. Beach died at 1:25 o'clock last night, at his late
residence, 87 Geneva street, aged 80 years. The deceased was born in
this city and resided here throughout his life. As a boy, he
entered the shop of his father and learned the cabinet-maker's trade,
which he followed for a number of years. Later on he went into
the undertaking business, which he pursued for twenty years. He
retired from active life fifteen years ago. Mr. Beach was a
member of the old Odd Fellows lodge, and of Old Castle lodge 299.
He is survived by a wife, one brother, Henry Beach; two adopted
sons, Charles Beach, of this city, and Louis Beach, who
is now in the west, and one adopted daughter, Emma Beach. The
funeral will take place from the house Sunday, at an hour not yet
decided upon. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 29 July 1885
On Monday morning, while Mr. John C. Beach, an employee of
Mr. John Van Arsdale, was engaged in building an ice tank in the rear
of the Canandaigua Hotel, he met with a fatal accident. He, with
several others, were endeavoring to lower the bottom of the tank to the
ground, and in some manner the props holding it up gave way and let the
heavy structure down on to Mr. Beach, wedging him between the ground
and tank. Dr. Hallenbeck was summoned, and everything possible was done
to relieve Mr. Beach, but without avail. The accident occurred about
half-past eight, and he died about half-past ten o'clock. The deceased
was the father of Mrs. A. C. Sheldon of this village, and was 68 years
From Victor Herald 16 December 1893
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Our community was surprised Friday
morning to hear of the death of Levi S. Beach. He had been in
feeble health for some time, but his death was not looked for, and it
came quite suddenly after an hour's sickness. He was eighty-five years
Saturday morning came another surprise, being the death of Mrs.
Levi S. Beach the night before, scarcely twenty-four hours after
the death of her husband. She was eighty-four years old. The funeral
of the aged couple took place Thursday forenoon at their home, the Rev.
E. J. Gwinn officiating. They were married sixty-two years, and of
six children but two are living, Mrs. A. H. Rowley and Miss Edna Beach.
From Geneva Gazette 16 February 1872
Death of an Old Resident - Under the obituary head will be noticed
the death of an old resident of Geneva, Mrs. Lucinda Beach, widow
Elias Beach, deceased some years since. She was among the
oldest of our inhabitants, and was well known and esteemed by a large
number of friends. She was born in
Cooperstown, Otsego Co., in this State, removed to Geneva 72 years ago,
and for forty years has resided in the house
in which she died.
From Ontario County Journal 14 April 1893
Honeoye, N. Y. - Another unexpected death occurred in this town on
Saturday, April 8. Orren Beach, aged 39 years, died very
suddenly of hemorrhage, early in the morning. The funeral services were
held at his former home Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Day
officiating. The burial was in Lake View cemetery, which is rapidly
becoming a city of the dead.
County Journal 22 January 1875
It is with sorrow that we announce the death of the Rev. W. B.
H. Beach. He died at Cheshire on Wednesday night,
the 13th instant, of fever, having been ill but a few days. He
was an active and effective christian minister, and taken in the midst
of usefulness and good works. His loss, which will be keenly felt
in his own household, is shared by the whole community. He leaves a
wife and four children,
who have the sympathy of many friends. His age was 40
From Ontario County Journal 4 July 1890
Bristol, N. Y. - The death of Will Beach, on Saturday
of last week, was a particularly sad one. Having been left an orphan at
very early age, thereby losing the influence of a mother, who might
have changed the character of his whole life, he lived with his
and they too passed away, after that making his home with relatives and
friends. A few years since he was married to Miss Etta Simmons. His
life at times
has been somewhat changeable, but at last he had matured into a bright,
upright and industrious young man. Having suffered for nearly six
months of that
dreadful disease, consumption, he quietly breathed his last Saturday,
28, leaving a devoted wife and many friends to mourn his early death.
funeral services were held at the Universalist church on Monday, the
E. B. Barber officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 15 November 1895
In the death of James Beahon, which occurred at Bristol
last Friday, ends the worldly history of a whole family. Beahon's wife
died of consumption six years ago, and since that time five children
have one by one succumbed to the disease. The father contracted it
caring for his family. He was but 35 years of age.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 February 1941
Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Beales, widow of William Henry Beales,
night captain of the local police force for many years, died this
morning at her home, 71 Cherry Street, after a long illness. Surviving
are two daughters, Mrs. Thomas J. Bolin and Miss Maude W. Beales of
Geneva; four sons, William H. of this city, George F. of Rochester,
Theodore R., Newark NY, and Ernest A. Beales Los Angeles; three
grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held
Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from her late home with the Rev.
Howard H. Hassinger of St. Peter's Episcopal Church officiating. Burial
will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 June 1905
William Henry Beales, night captain of the police
department, died yesterday morning at 4:30 o'clock at his home, No. 71
Cherry street. The deceased was forty-nine years of age. For ten months
he has been in declining health. He was first taken with stomach
gradually became acute. In the middle of April Mr. Beales thought that
possibly a short rest and change would do him good. He therefore asked
for a two weeks' vacation. As he did not improve materially during this
period of rest, the police commission gave him a three month's furlough
dating from May 1. Since that time he has gradually wasted away until
death came yesterday morning. The physicians state that the cause of
death was gastritis. The deceased was born in this city and has lived
here throughout his life. After attending the public schools of the
city he was employed for a period with William and Thomas Smith. But
for the larger part of his life he has been employed on the police
department. The period of his service extends over twenty-two years. He
was elected patrolman by the village board of trustees May 16, 1883. He
this capacity until September 12, 1898, when he became captain and was
assigned to night duty. This position he has held up to the present
Throughout this long period of service the records of the department
show that he has faithfully and conscientiously performed his duty.
his career in the police department, Mr. Beales was active in a number
of social institutions. He has been a member of Ark lodge, No. 33, Free
and Accepted Masons, since 1898. He was also a member of Geneva Tent
292, Knights of the Maccabees. In this order he had a $2000 insurance
policy. Mr. Beales was a communicant of Trinity church but as he
resided in the northern part of the city he attended service in recent
at St. Peter's church.
The deceased is survived by his widow, father and mother, Mr. and
Mrs. James Beales, of the east Pre-emption road; two daughters, Miss
Edith and Miss Maud Beales; five sons, William, Herbert, Ernest,
George and Theodore Beales, all of this city; two brothers, George
of California, and James of Perry, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Clifton
two half-brothers, Ernest and Nelson of Corning; and three
the Misses Lilian, Ruby and Ida Beales of this city. The funeral will
take place Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the house, and at
3 o'clock from St. Peter's church. Rev. John B. Hubbs, D. D., will
It is expected that both the Masons and Maccabees, as well as the
department, will attend the funeral in a body. Burial will be made in
From Geneva Gazette 13 May 1864
Mr. Thomas Beals, a prominent man, and one of the oldest
inhabitants of Canandaigua, died in that village on the 30th ult., aged
From Ontario County Journal
22 June 1877
Canadice, N. Y. - Died at her residence on Tuesday, June
4th, of Erysipelas, Mrs. Eliza Beam, wife of D. W. Beam and
daughter of Wm.
S. Doolittle, aged 29 years. For about four weeks Mrs.
Beam was a victim of terrible suffering, but she endured it
all with christian fortitude. She was a woman respected
and loved by all and but few have more real friends than had
our departed one. At the age of 14 years she gave her heart to the Lord
and four years later she united with the church at this place. For a
number of years she had acted as organist, taking an active part in all
church duties. About six years ago she was
united in marriage to her husband, who survives her by the gentleman
who preached her funeral sermon. The funeral rites were conducted by
Rev. Day of Honeoye, assisted by Revs. Watson and Hancock of Hemlock
Lake, from the M. E. Church on Thursday, and few occasions have called
together so large a concourse of people as witnessed the farewell
ceremonies of Mrs. Beam. She leaves a husband, an infant daughter,
brother and very many friends and relatives who mourn her departure in
the bloom of life.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 2 August 1905
Holcomb, N. Y. - Mrs. Hester Beam died at the Memorial hospital,
Canandaigua, Tuesday, July 25. The deceased was 69 years of age. She
had for several years been an invalid, having had two strokes of
paralysis, but the immediate cause of death was the shock caused by a
fractured hip last week. She is survived by one son, Loring Beam of
this place, and three brothers, Wade H. Black of East Bloomfield,
Luzerne Black of Honeoye, and Dexter Black of Fairport. The funeral was
held Friday afternoon.
From Victor Herald 3 August 1895
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Berenthia, wife of D. W. Bean, of
died at the residence of Dr. B. S. Partridge, last Friday
evening at the age of 39 years. She had been ill for some time. Her
remains were taken to Canadice and the funeral service held Sunday
From Geneva Daily Times 14 June 1905
The funeral of Mrs. Charles M. Bean, who formerly was Miss
Mary Brewer of this city, will take place from her home in Pulaski,
Friday morning at 9 o'clock. After the service the body will be brought
to this city arriving in the afternoon. Burial will be made in the
Washington street cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 6 October 1876
Death of Henry Bean
- At two o'clock this morning, after an illness which has confined
him to his house for less than a week, our esteemed business neighbor, Mr.
Bean, passed from the scenes of earth. His disease was
of the brain. Mr. Bean was one of ten children of the
late Wm. Bean. Of the ten, six were born in England. Henry
was born in Sodus, April 4, 1841. In October of the same year his
parents removed to Geneva. Here he grew up to manhood, received a
good common school education, and after serving faithfully at the trade
of tinsmith, was offered and accepted employment as salesman (for which
he displayed remarkable aptitude) in the hardware store of Prouty &
Chew. About eight years since he received and accepted a
favorable offer from a well-known and extensive jobbing firm in New
York, in whose employ he remained, giving eminent satisfaction, for
five or six years. During his residence in
the city he enjoyed the acquaintance and won the respect of many of
its most distinguished public men. In 1872 he returned to
the country and established himself in that branch of business with
which in earlier life he had become familiar - the hardware trade
- locating at Farmer Village. While there he made the
of and married a most excellent and accomplished lady, Miss Mary
A. Knight. Last spring he removed to Geneva, the place of his
boyhood home, and opened in the same line of business at No. 13 Seneca
st., with every prospect of a brisk and profitable trade. But
these prospects, and what seemed a long life of usefulness to community
and of receiving and conveying happiness in family circles, are
suddenly and ruthlessly blasted by disease, which first assailed the
and then the vital organs.
Genial and companionable by nature, he was the life of the social
circle, in which he will be greatly missed. The bereaved widow
will have the sincere sympathies of a multitude of friends who share in
her sorrows. The funeral will take place on Sunday next at 3
o'clock P. M. from his late residence north side of Park Place.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 September 1908
The funeral of William Bean, who died Tuesday evening at the
Carrolton Hotel, where he had been making his home for some time, took
place this morning at 8 o'clock from the home of W. F. Humphrey of No.
7 North Genesee street. The employees of W. F. Humphrey's printing
office attended the funeral in a body as the deceased was formerly
superintendent of that establishment up to a few months ago when he
retired from active business. The remains were taken on the 9:01 New
York Central train to Rochester where interment was made in Mt. Hope
Cemetery. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., rector of St. Peter's Episcopal
church, officiated. The bearers who were members of Ark Lodge, F. and
A. M., were Messrs. W. E. Stubbs, J. R. Vance, M. A. Roberts, W. G.
Dennison, F. K. Hardison, and A. R. Wyckoff.
From Geneva Gazette 3 October 1873
Mrs. William Bean departed this life early on Wednesday morning
last, after a long and painful illness, which she bore with Christian
fortitude and resignation. She had reared a large family, whose
honorable positions in society afford the best evidence of a mother's
duty well and faithfully performed. She was a devoted member of
the M. E. Church, and in her every day walk and conversation maintained
the character of an humble, zealous and consistent Christian.
During the last few months of her illness, she has had the filial
and affectionate attendance of her two sons, residents of Geneva --
John E. and Henry; and nothing that their means could supply was
neglected to prolong her life and surround her with every comfort.
Deceased was aged
about 70, and survived her husband some 15 years. Her last end
From Geneva Daily Times 11 March 1905
Franklin Beard, eighty-one years of age, an old resident of the
southern part of this county, died at his home in Seneca township, near
Yates county, yesterday afternoon. He is survived by two sons, John J.
Beard of Seneca and Frank Beard, Jr., of Benton; and by four daughters,
Mrs. Alice R. Davis of Benton; Mrs. Ida Polmateer of Naples; Mrs. Mary
Hurtford of Benton; and Mrs. Anna Allen of Benton. The funeral will be
held from the house at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. Rev. F. B. L. Putnam
of Benton Center officiating. Burial will be in Union Church cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 July 1902
Thomas Beard died suddenly at 9:30 o'clock last night, at the
47 North Genesee street, aged 70 years. Had Mr. Beard lived
until next October, he would have been 71 years of age. Mr. Beard
had been in poor health the greater part of the spring and summer.
He was able to be about, however, and every day
attended to his business duties. Yesterday afternoon, shortly after
dinner, he complained of feeling badly. At 2 o'clock Mr.
Beard laid down. He slept for a while, and later in the afternoon
awoke and said he felt much worse. Dr. G. B. Young
was summoned. The physician did not consider Mr. Beard's
condition alarming at that time. At 7 o'clock the physician was
called again. Mr. Beard appeared no worse and no fears
were entertained of his demise. Later in the evening he became
much worse, and sank rapidly until 9:30 o'clock when he expired.
The cause of death is given as angina pectoris. Mr. Beard
had suffered from muscular rheumatism which probably contributed to his
The deceased was born in
London, England, and came to this country when a young
man. Mr. Beard had been in the trucking business here for
over 25 years. He was a veteran of the Civil war, having
served throughout the struggle. He enlisted here as a corporal in
Company D, 148th regiment, New York volunteers, on Aug.
30, 1862. The company started from Geneva on Sept. 13, of the
same year. The 148th regiment went first to Washington. After
remaining there a week, the regiment was sent to Suffolk, and thence to
Portsmouth. The captain of Mr. Beard's company throughout the war
was E. D. Gage. At Portsmouth, Mr. Beard served on provost guard duty
as orderly sergeant. The regiment was in the thick of the fight at
Durry Bluff, Swift Creek, and Cold Harbor. The regiment decimated
and reinforced during its long campaign, was mustered out in June,
1865. Eight years ago the local
branch of the Union Veterans Union was instituted here with Mr. Beard
as colonel. The deceased served three years and then resigned.
years ago he was reelected to the office of colonel, which he filled
up to the time of his death. The deceased was a member of all the local
Masonic bodies and of Rochester consistory, being a 32nd
degree Mason. He had served one term as high priest of Geneva
chapter 36, Royal Arch Masons.
The deceased is survived
by a wife, five sons, W. John Beard, C. S. Beard and
Benjamin F. Beard of this city; Thomas B. Beard of Corning, and R. D.
Beard of Buffalo, and by two daughters, Mrs. William
Peck of San Francisco, and Mrs. George Young of this city. The
funeral will take place Friday at an hour not yet decided upon.
Rev. Dr. David D. Moore will officiate. Burial in Glenwood
From Geneva Daily Times 21 January 1909
Mrs. Thomas B. Beard, aged 49 years, died last night at her home
in Corning after a five weeks' illness. The deceased formerly resided
in this city and is well-known here. She is survived by her husband,
one daughter, Miss Alma L. Beard; two sisters, Miss Annie Youngs of
Corning and Miss Cornelia Youngs of Brooklyn.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 January 1909
The remains of Mrs. Thomas B. Beard, who died Wednesday night at her
home in Corning, will arrive in this city tomorrow afternoon at 12:37
on the Pennsylvania Division of the New York Central. They will be
taken to the home Mrs. Beard's mother, Mrs. Dinah Beard, of No. 47
North Genesee street. The funeral will take place at 2:30 o'clock from
Trinity church. Rev. C. M. Sills, D. D., will officiate and burial will
be in Washington Street Cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 27 October 1893
Edwin Beardsley, a well-known and highly respected farmer of
Phelps, died on the 21st inst. after a brief illness, aged 76 years.
He leaves an only son, Hopkins G. Beardsley.
From Geneva Gazette 6 December 1889
Last evening about nine o'clock Mrs. Sophia, wife of Edwin Beardsley,
died at her home on Church street (Phelps), after an illness of
several weeks. Mrs. Beardsley was born at Lima in this State in
1823, and at the time of her death was in her 66th year. Her
maiden name was Sophia Gilbert, and upon her marriage to Mr. Beardsley
she became a resident of this place where she has spent the greater
part of her life. Mrs. Beardsley was a most estimable lady and
leaves a large circle of friends, besides a husband and son, to mourn
her loss. The funeral services will be held in St. John's
Episcopal church, of which she was a communicant, next Sunday afternoon
at two o'clock. Phelps Citizen
From Geneva Daily Times 5 September 1908
Charles A. Beattie, who for eleven years has been the agent at the
Northern Central Station at Halls, died at 4:45 o'clock yesterday
afternoon. The deceased was in his 49th year. Last March Mr. Beattie
had a stroke of paralysis and since that time he has been in declining
health. The deceased is survived by a widow and one brother, Herbert
Beattie of Bellona. The funeral will take place at 2:30 o'clock Monday
afternoon from the house, with Rev. A. B. Temple, pastor of the Number
Nine church, officiating. Burial will be in the Number Nine Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 July 1906
Mrs. M. Beattie, aged 76 years, died yesterday afternoon at 4:00
o'clock at her home, No. 28 Grove street. She is survived by two
brothers, James Adamson, of Gorham, and Thomas Adamson, of Battle
Creek, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. T. Stohne of Gorham and Mrs. Roos
Jones, of Battle Creek, Mich.; four sons, William of Bellona, John of
this city, James of Wilkesbarre, Pa., and Howard of New York; one
daughter, Mrs. G. Gates of this city. The funeral will be held tomorrow
afternoon at 1:00
o'clock. The Rev. W. W. Weller will officiate.
From Geneva Gazette 20 January 1893
Wm. T. Beattie, an old and well known citizen of southern Seneca
(town), died at his residence last Saturday, aged 62 years. He had been
a severe sufferer for three years past. He was an active member
of the Presbyterian church of Bellona, from which his funeral took
place last Tuesday.
From Geneva Gazette 19 July 1901
Mrs. Henry J. Beatty died at the family residence, 131 William
street, yesterday morning, aged 41 years. Deceased had lived in
Geneva all her life. Besides her husband, she is survived by one
son, Henry W. Beatty, two daughters, Esther Florence Beatty, and Mrs.
John Skinner of this city; also four brothers and one sister, William,
Charles, Henry and
Fred Paul of New York city, and Mrs. Hanford Smith of Genoa, N. Y.
The deceased was a devout member of North Presbyterian Church.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 January 1915
Mrs. Henry J. Beatty, aged 54 years, of 114 Seneca street, died
Tuesday, January 5th, of paralysis, at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Edna Lindsay, at Ithaca, N. Y. She is survived by her husband, four
sons, Floyd A. Cutter of Union, N. Y.; Frank H. Cutter of Auburn; Harry
R. Cutter of Ithaca; and Stacey V. Cutter of Geneva; three daughters,
Mrs. J. H. Lindsay of Ithaca; Mrs. E. C. Bailey of Kosoag, N. Y., and
Mrs. George Pierce of Ithaca. The body will be brought to Geneva
tomorrow on the 3 o'clock Lehigh Valley train and will be taken to the
undertaking rooms of Yells Brothers, where the funeral will be held
Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Dr. J. B. Hubbs will officiate and
burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 March 1908
Mrs. Mary Bellgrave Beatty, widow the late William Beatty, died at
4:45 this morning at her home, No. 273 Castle street. She was 88 years
old and has lived in this city nearly all her life. Two brothers
survive, Levi Vorous of Fish Creek, Wis., and William Vorous of
Friendship, N. Y. The funeral will
take place Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, from the house. Rev. C.
Sills, D. D., will officiate and burial will take place in Washington
From Geneva Gazette 18 May 1894
Theodore M. Beatty died early yesterday morning at his home on
Seneca street near the Post Office. He had been ill all the past
winter and spring but was occasionally able to take open air exercise
as he did as recently as last week. He was a
son of Wm. Beatty and a native Genevan. His business was that of
a house painter, at which he was an expert. A bereaved family
From Geneva Advertiser 20 August 1901
William Beatty died at his home on Castle street at one o'clock
last Thursday afternoon, August 15th, aged 81 years. He was born
in County Cavan, Ireland, and came to this country in 1840, settling in
Geneva, which has always been his home. By occupation he was a
painter, was employed several years with Matthew Wilson, afterwards
becoming a contractor. He and Mr. Wilson were always firm
friends. By frugality, he was able to put enough aside to care
for himself in his
advancing years. He was twice married and is survived by his
second wife, formerly Mrs. Belgrave, and one son, Henry J. Beatty, who
succeeded to his father's business. Mr. Beatty was a good
neighbor and firm with all who obtained his friendship. He was an
invalid for the past three years, but bore his
infirmities patiently and heroically. The funeral of
Mr. William Beatty was held last Sunday afternoon from his home, the
interment being in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 3 November 1899
Canadice, N. Y. - Allen B. Becker died at his home in this town on
Monday night, aged 78 years. The funeral was held from the house on
Thursday. He leaves a wife and two sons, Drs. C. A. and Frank Becker,
of New York city, and one sister, Mrs. Hannah Adams of Livonia, and
three brothers, Hiram of Springwater, John of Canadice and Lyman of
From Geneva Daily Times 8 April 1912
Rushville, N. Y. - Conrad Becker died at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. John Rupert, one-half mile east of this village,
Thursday, aged 76 years. Death resulted from a stroke of apoplexy
suffered Monday. He was born in Germany and since coming to this
country thirty years ago has lived in this vicinity. Soon after his
wife's death nearly four years ago, he went to the home of his
daughter, where he has since resided. He leaves five children, Mrs.
John Smith of Clifton; Mrs. Charles Smith of Junius; Fred Becker of
MacDougal; Philip and Mrs. Rupert of this village. Funeral services
were held from the residence Saturday at 3 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Reissig
officiating. Burial was made in Gorham Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 June 1908
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Conrad Becker died at her home east of
this village on Friday afternoon, aged 74 years. Her death was due to
hardening of the blood vessels. She is survived by her husband and six
children. The funeral services were held yesterday from the Lutheran
church at Voak, Rev. Reicig officiating. Burial was made in the Gorham
From Ontario County Journal 26 June 1891
Canadice, N. Y. - Died, on the 11th inst., after a long sickness,
of consumption, Fremont H. Becker, aged 28 years and 10
months. For several years he battled with the dreadful disease and
though trying almost every known remedy, he was but little benefited.
For the past 6 months he has been unable to work and was compelled to
look death in the face with no
hope of rescue. While everything earthly looked so dark he was led to
his thoughts toward the future life and was permitted through his
sufferings, to look up through faith to that life which is free from
pain and disease. Rejoicing in God he passed triumphantly away. Rev.
Elder Bates of Hemlock Lake conducted the funeral service from the
church at Canadice, preaching from Psalms 23d, 4th verse. A wife, one
little boy and two brothers, with a large circle of friends, mourn his
From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 20 September 1906
Henry Becker, formerly of Geneva, died at Willard last Tuesday,
aged 36 years. Funeral director P. L. Leach was sent there after the
remains and brought them home late that night. The funeral will be held
here this afternoon.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 July 1908
Mrs. Mary Becker, wife of Phillip Becker, died this morning at
6:45 o'clock at the family residence in Genesee Park. She has been a
very active woman all her life until about a year ago when her health
gradually began to fail. She was born Dec. 10th, 1842, in Rochester and
for over forty years has lived in this city where she had gained a wide
circle of friends. She was a member of the Order of Amaranth, of the
Eastern Star, and of the Relief Corps, in all of which organizations
she had greatly endeared herself to all of the members. She was a
member of St. Peters Episcopal church and had always been greatly
interested in all of its societies. She is survived by her husband; one
daughter, Mrs. James C. Beebe of Holden, W. Va., and one son, Henry H.
Becker of Buffalo, one sister, Mrs. C. L. Lehman of this city. The
funeral will take place from the house Wednesday afternoon at 2
o'clock. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., rector of St. Peter's church, will
officiate and burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 5 February 1892
Died at his home in Rushville, Yates Co., Jan. 28, 1892, George
Beckett, aged 88 years 3 months 17 days. He was born in
the town of Aldeby, Norfolk Co. Eng., and emigrated with his family to
this country in 1836. Of his immediate family three daughters
survive him, Mrs. James Townsend of Seneca, Mrs. S. A. Erwin of
Rushville, and Mrs. J. G. Furguson of Newark, N. Y., his wife and two
sons having previously died.
From Ontario County Times 12 February 1892
Mr. George Beckett died with congestion of the lungs at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. Sarah A. Erwin, at Rushville, January 28.
services were held on Monday, February 1, at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Mr.
officiating, and was buried at No. 9 Church Cemetery in the town of
The deceased was born in England in 1802, and was 90 years of age. He
with his wife and family of two sons and three daughters, to Geneva in
One month after his arrival in Geneva, his wife died. Three daughters
him to mourn the loss of a loving father and a respectable citizen.
From Ontario County Chronicle 9 September 1903
Rushville, N. Y. - Saturday afternoon George Beckett died
at his home in this village. He was born in England 77 years ago and
came to this country when quite young and by hard industrious work
became a prosperous and highly respected farmer. He was a member of the
Rushville M. E. Church and is survived by a son, Fred Beckett, and a
daughter, Mrs. John Adamson of Rushville.
From Ontario County Chronicle 24 September 1902
Rushville, N. Y. - On Wednesday, September 17, Mrs. Mary
Beckett died at her home on Main street, aged 68 years. She was a
prominent member of the M. E. Church. She is survived by her husband,
George Beckett, a son, Fred Beckett, and daughter, Mrs. J. H. Adamson
From Geneva Gazette 31 July 1896
Death of a Veteran Soldier - Ambrose Bedell died at his residence
on Colt street early Wednesday morning, aged about 68 years. He
was born in Geneva and never had any other home. He died of blood
poisoning, the result of a wound received in one of his legs at the
battle of Gettysburg -- a wound that never healed. His name
worthily had a place on the pension rolls at $32 per month. Even
after being wounded, he so far recovered as to be anxious to return to
his regiment, and by special order of President Lincoln was reinstated,
he continued in the service until the war closed. He took a deep
interest in the organizations and welfare of
his comrades, every reunion thereof being to him "a red-letter day."
The deceased leaves a widow and four children, two sons and two
daughters, all of adult age, and one maiden sister. His funeral will
take place this afternoon from his late residence. Of course, his
sorrowing comrades will turn out in full ranks and worthily give his
mortal remains a soldier's burial. He was a most genial and
companionable man, considerate in his views of others in all things yet
firm in his own convictions. We do not believe he had an enemy -- he
certainly deserved no man's animosity.
From Ontario County Chronicle 30 July 1902
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - At her home, two miles east of this
village, on Wednesday evening, Mrs. Helen Beebe died, aged 74
years. She leaves one brother, Lucian Gunn, and one sister, Mrs.
Pittenger; also one stepson, Lansing Beebe, all of this place.
From Ontario County Times 16 January 1867
A week ago yesterday, Sunday, the 6th instant, a sad and fatal
accident occurred in the town of West Bloomfield, to Mr. Oliver M.
Beebe. He had been hunting rabbits on the previous day, and on his
return home had placed his loaded gun on the bottom of his democrat
wagon, having taken the precaution to remove the cap from the nipple of
his gun. The wagon was driven into his barn, with the gun remaining in
it, over night. About half past 11
o'clock A. M. Sunday, he took hold of the muzzle to remove it from the
drawing it towards him, when it exploded, discharging the contents, (a
charge of shot) into his left arm above the elbow on the lower side,
coming out near the shoulder, severing the artery and tearing out the
part of the arm to the bone. A ligature was immediately applied, but
hemorrhage was so great before a surgeon could arrive that he was so
and weakened, the he never rallied and gained sufficient strength to
amputation. He lived until the Friday morning following, when death put
end to his sufferings. Mr. Beebe was 34 years of age, and much beloved
respected by all who knew him, leaving a wife and three young children,
with a large circle of friends, to mourn his untimely end.
From Victor Herald 18 January 1901
Spencer Beebe died at his home, last Thursday, after a brief
illness, at the age of seventy years. Mr. Beebe served three years in
the Civil War, and has been a pensioner for several years. He was
industrious and respected in the neighborhood where he resided for
about ten years. The funeral was held from the school house, Saturday
at eleven o'clock, the Rev. F. F. Buckner of Bristol officiating.
Interment in the cemetery here.
From Geneva Gazette 20 September 1895
Obituary - The death of Mrs. James Beegan occurred
September 14th, at her residence on Center street after an illness of
several years, aged 59 years. Mrs. Beegan was born in County
Fermanagh, Ireland, a daughter of Michael and Catherine Doran.
She leaves a bereaved husband, ten sorrowing children (eight
daughters and two sons) and twelve grand-children to mourn their
grievous loss. Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to all the
From Ontario Republican Times 6 May 1863
Alvah Marvin, son of Nelson and Hannah Beeman of South
Bristol, died in St. Joseph's hospital, Philadelphia, on Tuesday
morning, April 28, 1863, aged 23 years. The deceased enlisted in the
Naval service of the United States in May 1861 and was wounded in the
breast at the storming of Fort St. Philip, before New Orleans, in
consequence of which he obtained a discharge and returned home. He
could not be contented to remain inactive but a short time and
determined to re-enlist, even before properly recovering from his
wound. Having left home with this intention, he was prostrated at New
York with an affection of the lungs for about two months. After
visiting St. Thomas, W.I., he thought his health sufficiently improved
and re-enlisted the service in February last. The next information
received from him stated that he was in the above named hospital, sick
with the measles, and a few days more, brought the sad news of his
death. The attendant, Pastor Rev., A. Manship wrote words of
consolation to the afflicted parents. "Many and deep are the wounds
received by loving hearts at home in the course of
this unrighteous rebellion! Thus are the young, the strong, the
hurried from our midst, leaving frequently the aged, the helpless and
hearted, to struggle with the discouragements of life. May they trust
the Divine promises to the bereaved, the widow and the fatherless, and
from their fellows the full measure of that sympathy they need and more
From Ontario County Chronicle 5 June 1901
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Hannah Beeman died at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Trickey, Sunday. She is the widow of the late
Nelson Beeman and is 84 years of age. Interment in the Coye cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 7 May 1909
Rejoice C. Beeman, aged 82 years, died at the home of his niece,
Mrs. M. J. Kisor, Telyea street, on Wednesday afternoon. Born near
Seneca Point, he came to Canandaigua in early life and had ever since
made his home here. He never married. Mr Beeman was one of the first to
subscribe for The Journal when it was was established in 1873, and had
ever since been a reader. Two brothers, Seth, of Syracuse, Henry C.
Beeman, of this place, and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Botsford of
Weedsport, survive. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the
Kisor home and Rev. J. S. Ebersole will officiate.
From Ontario County Journal 9 November 1883
Rushville, N. Y. - The wife of Mr. J. H. Beerman died
after an illness of a few days, at her residence in this village,
Sunday evening, Nov. 4th, 1883, aged 64 years. This sad and unexpected
event cast a gloom over the many friends of the family. But a few days
before Mr. and Mrs. Beerman had entertained a large number of invited
guests to witness the marriage of their daughter, Carrie. No one
thought that so soon would they be called to mourn the death of this
greatly esteemed lady. The bereaved family have the sympathy of
the entire community. Funeral services were held at the house Tuesday
From Ontario County Journal 7 April 1882
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Charlotte Beers died on Saturday evening at
the residence of her daughter, Mrs. John Dean, of this village. Her age
was 67 years. She was buried in
Garlinghouse, by the side of her husband, who died some thirty years
From Geneva Daily Times 17 November 1904
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Christina Beers died at her home in this
village yesterday morning at the age of seventy-seven years, after
suffering for a long time with Bright's disease and heart trouble. The
funeral will be held at the house tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev.
A. W. Rice, pastor of the M. E. church, of which the deceased was a
member, will officiate. She is survived by one sister, Mrs.
Knickerbocker, of Lansing, Mich., and three sons, Edward of this
village, William and Clarence, who reside in the west.
From Victor Herald 19 August 1904
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - This community was startled by the news of
the death of Marshall Belcher, aged 73 years. Mr. Belcher was
buying eggs and poultry, and on Friday went to the home of Mr. Sawdery
on the road to Honeoye to get some poultry. While running after a fowl,
he fell over into the bushes dead. He leaves a wife and eight children,
Eugene of Rochester; Will. George, Fred, Irving, Burt and Allen of this
town; and one daughter, Mrs. Emma Duffy. His early life was passed in
Pittsford, but for twenty years he had been here. Of his own family two
sisters are living: Mrs. Rose of Grand Rapids, Mich. and Mrs. Kent of
Honeoye Falls. He was a man of much energy and perseverance.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 March 1897
Edward Belden, aged 73 years, died this morning at the home of his
son, conductor Charles H. Belden, No. 38 Elm street. The deceased was a
resident of Onondaga and came to Geneva a year ago to pass his
remaining days with his son. Since coming here he has not left the
house, his ailment being erysipelas. Mr. Belden was a popular man in
the community in which he lived. He conducted a distillery at Phelps
for twenty years and made a fortune in the business. The funeral will
take place from the house Friday morning at nine o'clock. The remains
will be taken to Onondaga for interment.
From Geneva Gazette 8 November 1895
The death of Mrs. Eliza A. Bell, mother of Dr. F. P. Bell,
of Naples, occurred at the home of her son Tuesday November 5th, at
11:30 A. M. She had been ill for some years and had gradually
wasted away till death came as a sweet relief. Mrs. Bell was born
in Honeoye July 10th, 1821, making her past 74 years of age at her
death. Naples Record
From Ontario County Journal 9 September 1887
Academy, N. Y. - J. Howard Bell, who died at Bristol Springs
last week, was born and brought up in this school district. He was the
son of John Bell, a Scotchman, who lived where Dr. Andrus now lives.
The deceased inherited consumption and more
than an ordinary bright intellect , with a large amount of enterprise
and pluck. Had his physical been equal to his intellectual and
financial ability, he would have made his mark in the world. His word
was good from boyhood. He married the accomplished and only daughter of
Charles G. Hemenway of Bristol Springs, who survives him.
From Ontario County Journal 25 November 1910
The death of Mrs. Phoebe M. Bell, widow of Sidney S. Bell,
occurred at the home of her son, Ralph Bell, Center street, on Sunday
after a long illness. The deceased was born in Gorham in 1823. Mrs.
Bell suffered a fractured hip some months ago, which confined her to
the hospital for some time. Two months ago she was removed to the home
of her son where she died. Besides her son, Mrs. Bell is survived by
one brother, Virgil Smith, of Reed's Corners. The funeral services were
held from the Presbyterian church at Gorham on Tuesday afternoon.
Interment was in Gorham. cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 May 1908
Naples, N. Y. - Philo H. Bell, of this village, died yesterday
morning, aged 84 years. He was at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George
Gillette, being feeble and requiring constant care. Until ten years ago
he had been an active citizen, well-known and respected. His birthplace
was Vermont, but he came to this section when a boy, making Prattsburg
his home till he came to Naples. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Gillett
and Mrs. Philip Marshall, of Italy.
From Ontario County Chronicle 14 May 1902
Robert Bell, of Canandaigua, died in Willard State Hospital on
Thursday, aged 53 years. He was formerly a well-known fruit grower on
the east side of Canandaigua Lake. He subsequently removed to
Canandaigua, where he worked at his trade up to the time he was
pronounced insane. The funeral was held Friday morning, the Rev. J. W.
Webb officiating. He is survived by a widow.
From Geneva Gazette 13 July 1888
On Monday last Mrs. Sally Bell died at her residence a few
miles west of Geneva, at the advanced age of ninety-four years.
The funeral services were held on Wednesday and the remains were
interred in the cemetery at Gorham.
From Ontario County Journal 28 January 1910
Gorham, N. Y. - The death of Sidney H. Bell occurred at
the Memorial hospital on Tuesday. He was taken to the hospital two
weeks ago for treatment. He has been in ill health for a long time.
Deceased was born in Gorham 76 years ago. At the beginning of the Civil
War he married Miss Phebe Smith of Reed's Corners. For over 20 years he
taught school and conducted singing schools in the neighboring
villages. In the war he belonged to the 50th Engineer regiment and was
also the bandmaster at Washington. He was a faithful member of the
Presbyterian church, being church clerk for over 15 years; also leader
of the choir. Since giving up his school work, he has been engaged in
the carpenter trade until about a year ago, when his health began to
fail. Besides his wife, he leaves one son, Ralph, of Canandaigua, and
one sister, Mrs. William Rupert of Seneca. The funeral was held from
the Presbyterian church yesterday afternoon, Rev. John McColl
officiating. Six of his nephews acted as bearers.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 23 January 1907
At 6 o'clock p.m. Saturday, the death occurred at the Webster house
of Mrs. Ann Bellew, mother of Mrs. F. D. Woollett of this
place. Mrs. Bellew, who has resided with her son-in-law and daughter,
Mr. and Mrs. Woollett, for some time past, was taken sick Wednesday
with pneumonia. She had also been a sufferer from heart trouble for
some time and her advanced age contributed to render her case hopeless.
Mrs. Bellew is survived by four children, Mrs. F. D. Woollett, Mrs. M.
J. Lee of Caledonia, Henry Bellew of Caledonia and Patrick Bellew of
Niagara Falls. She was a woman of fine christian character and a devout
member of the Roman Catholic church, being a regular attendant at
church services until incapacitated by failing health. The remains were
taken to Caledonia yesterday morning on the 9:05 train and funeral
services were held in St. Columba's church there at 10 o'clock,
followed by interment in St. Columba's cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 21 May 1897
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - From his late residence, about two
miles west of the village, at 2 o'clock, on Wednesday afternoon, was
held the funeral of Christopher Bellinger, who was one of the
oldest and most respected citizens of the town. By his death, which
occurred suddenly last Sunday evening, ties that were dear to many were
severed, and the numerous friends of Mr. Bellinger gathered to pay a
last tribute to the deceased. Services at the house were as simple as
the Universalist ritual can be made. Passages of scripture were read by
the Rev. H. J. Orelup, of Bristol. Among the floral pieces were a
pillow of carnations and roses; a wreath of white lilacs from Miss
Nettie Silvernail; a star of carnations and roses from Mr. and Mrs.
Abram Bellinger of Little Falls; a cluster of pink carnations and
lilies-of-the-valley with smilax; and a number of potted plants. A male
quartette, consisting of A. T. Adams, E. W. Page, C. M. Norton and
Woodbry Adams sang two selections.
Mr. Bellinger was born at Fall Hill, Herkimer county in 1829. In 1849,
he married Christina Walrath of Indian Castle, and of their union six
children were born: Mrs. Wheeler H. Bostwick, Mrs. William C. Page,
Miss Maggie Bellinger and Miss Gertie Bellinger, all of this place;
Moses Bellinger who resides in Mendon; and Hiram Bellinger who resides
on the farm here. In 1866, Mr. Bellinger moved to this town and
purchased of Henry W. Hamlin the farm known as the old Harris
homestead, and under his management the farm was made a model country
home. Mr. Bellinger always devoted himself closely to his farming, and
enjoyed a reputation for straightforward honesty of purpose in all his
transactions. In addition to the children, three brothers survive:
Peter L., Abram E., and Joram Bellinger, all residents at Little Falls.
From Geneva Gazette 24 April 1891
Robert Bellinger, at one time a wealthy farmer of East Bloomfield,
Ontario county, hung himself in a barn belonging to
Joram Bellinger, a friend, whom he was visiting in Little Falls, last
Saturday. Bellinger secured a piece of clothes-line and tied one
end to a rafter, then stood on a stairway and pushed himself off.
He tried to purchase prussic acid at a local drug store on
Tuesday, but the druggist refused to sell it to him, so it is evident
that he has been contemplating self-destruction for some time. He was
about seventy years of age,
and leaves five children. It is said that he lost his property
through the profligacy of a near relative, and this was the cause of
his committing the rash act.
From Ontario County Journal 19 February 1897
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - The sad and sudden death of Albert
occurred on Saturday last, at his home near the lake. Mr.
Bellows had been sick but a few days, and his case was not thought
serious until a day or so before his death, which was caused by
pneumonia. He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his loss. The
funeral was held from the house on Wednesday.
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