"Bl" Obituaries



From Geneva Gazette 9 February 1900

Mr. Aaron Black
who died in Seneca on the 27th ult., was a very old man, over 90 years we think, and almost a lifelong resident of the town.



From Geneva Advertiser 13 January 1903

Mrs. Carrie Means,
wife of James Black, died at her home near Stanley last Wednesday morning, January 7, aged 63 years. She was a daughter of the late George Means of Seneca, and was married to James Black thirty-nine years ago, January 9th. They have no children, losing their only child in its infancy. The funeral was held last Friday with interment in the Gorham cemetery. Besides her husband, she is survived by her brothers, Norton, George and Charles Means, and one sister, Mrs. Gaines of Boston. It leaves Mr. Black truly alone.



From Geneva Daily Times 23 March 1909

Gorham, N. Y. -
Our community was shocked on Saturday by two sudden deaths which occurred that afternoon. Charles Black, a young farmer, living a short distance east of the village, had been for several days ill with measles, which developed into pneumonia and death followed after a couple of days. He was a young man of estimable Christian character, and was highly esteemed by the people of the community, and will be much missed by the church and the circle of friends among whom he mingled. He had been but a few months married, and leaves his wife and mother, for whom much sympathy is felt by Gorham people. The funeral took place this afternoon at 1 o'clock from the Methodist church. The remains were taken to Bellona, his former home, for burial.



From Geneva Daily Times 10 January 1907

The funeral of Mrs. Emma F. Black, wife of Harvey Black, was held this morning at 9:30 o'clock from her late home in the Dilman block on Castle street. The remains were taken to Bellona and at 12:30 o'clock the funeral service was held at the Presbyterian church of that village.



From Geneva Advertiser 5 May 1903

Mrs. Frank Black
died at her home on West William street last Sunday morning, May 3d, after an illness of five weeks which baffled her physicians. She was the oldest daughter of A. Daines, and a sister of Mrs. George Fairfax. She leaves a husband and one son, Ed. Black of Bellona. The funeral will take place this afternoon. Mrs. Black was a kind-hearted woman, and will be missed from a wide circle of friends.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 May 1907

George Black, aged 68 years, died last night at his home about five miles west of this city in the town of Geneva. He is survived by a widow and one brother, Hugh Black of Geneva. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the house and at 3:30 o'clock from Number Nine Presbyterian church. Rev. A. B. Temple will officiate and interment will be made in the Powers cemetery.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 20 June 1906

Last evening about 11 o'clock at her home in Gibson street occurred the death of Mrs. George Black. The deceased has for slightly more than a year past been a sufferer from dropsy. Mrs. Black, who is about 47 years of age, is survived by her husband, three daughters and one son.



From Geneva Courier 19 August 1874

Hall's Corners, N. Y
. - Mr. John Black, died at the residence of his mother on Friday morning, Aug. 14th, buried on Sunday 16th.  Rev. Mr. Patton officiated, Mr. Temple being away from home.



From Victor Herald 12 February 1904

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mary Bray Black,
wife of Wade H. Black, died at her home in this town late Monday night, after a severe illness of long duration. Mrs. Black was born in the town of Richmond, Ontario county, in 1838 but, with her husband, had been a resident of this town for many years. Three children were born to them, all of whom died of scarlet fever, several years ago. Beside the husband, two sisters, Mrs. A. E. Hoff of Hemlock and Mrs. Luzerne Black, and one brother, A. J. Bray of Honeoye, survive. The funeral was held at half past one today from the house, the Rev. W. D. Robinson, pastor of the Congregational church, officiating. Interment was in East Bloomfield cemetery.



From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 1 February 1906

Mrs. Mary T. Black,
widow of the late Hugh B. Black, died at the home of her son, W. F. Black, in the town of Seneca, January 30, aged 79 years, 4 months, 21 days. She was born near Flushing, Long Island, Sept. 9, 1826, and came to Geneva with her husband in 1856, taking up her home on the farm where she died. Mr. W. F. Black alone survives of her family, except a sister, Mrs. William Powell. The funeral will be held on Friday morning, at 10:30 o'clock from her late home. Truly she was "a mother in Israel," and few will be more sadly missed. We have known the family of Black's, all of them, for sixty years -- one of the old town of Seneca's substantial families.



From Geneva Gazette 12 May 1871

ANOTHER OLD SETTLER GONE -
We are called upon to announce the death of Robert Black, which occurred on Thursday night last at the age of 73.  The father of Mr. Black moved into this town from Cecil Co., Maryland, in the year 1807, settling on the pre-emption road near Cromwell's hollow.  He reared a large family of children, mostly boys, of whom deceased was the youngest but one.  All followed the occupation of the sire -- that of a farmer -- and continued to be residents of the town, enjoying the well-merited respect and esteem of their fellow citizens.  For nearly forty years past deceased has occupied the farm where he died -- on the Gorham road, about four miles from Geneva.



From Ontario County Chronicle 16 March 1904

Reed's Corners, N. Y. -
On Friday morning occurred the death of Ephraim Blackman, aged 68 years. Funeral was held Saturday afternoon, Rev. F. C. Shultis officiating. Interment in Gorham cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 11 March 1910

Honeoye, N. Y. - 
The death of Mrs. Harriet Pennell Blackmer occurred on Tuesday afternoon at the home of her son, George, following the third stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Blackmer was born on the same farm on which she died 76 years ago; was the daughter of Sarah Green and John Pennell and was one of five children. She was educated in Honeoye and Livonia schools, and 55 years ago was united in marriage with Myron H. Blackmer of this town. Seven children were born to them, six of whom survive; John of Oklahoma; Mrs. John Reed of Seattle; Frank of Portsmouth, Ore.; Mrs. Spencer Sisson of Bristol and Thomas and George of this place. Three brothers, F. G. Pennell of this place; George Pennell of Wichita, Kan., and Wesley Pennell of Grand Rapids, Mich., also survive. Her husband and one son died several years ago. Mrs. Blackmer had been in failing health for two years. She had been a faithful and consistent member of the Congregational church of this place for many years, and her beautiful Christian character was manifest in her everyday life. Her open hospitality and kindness to everyone were often the subject of remark. The sympathy of a host of friends goes out to the bereaved family in their loss. Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon. Her pastor, Rev. A. C. Dill, officiated. Interment was in the family lot, beside her husband, in Lake View cemetery. The beautiful floral offerings bore silent tribute to the place she held in the hearts of her family and friends.



From Ontario County Journal 18 Feb 1898

Honeoye, N. Y. -  Myron H. Blackmer
died after five weeks' illness, on Wednesday morning, Feb. 9, aged 67 years. Almost from the first, his recovery had been doubtful outside his family, though his friends hoped until the last. Mr. Blackmer, only son of Hervey Blackmer of Richmond, and Elizabeth A. Hayes of Bristol, was born in Livonia, Dec. 12, 1830. In 1854, he married Miss Harriet N. Pennell, daughter of the late John Pennell of Honeoye, removing to this place in 1871, where he lived until his death. Myron H. Blackmer was a man of strong proclivities, active in temperament, sturdy of will, cheerful in disposition, a despiser of shams, loyal to friends, unassuming in manner, and reverent toward God. His life was a useful one. It would be difficult to find a man in this community who will be more missed than he. The funeral was held from his late home on Friday afternoon. George W. Pennell of Atchison, Kas., and J. Wesley Pennell of Grand Rapids, Mich., brothers of Mrs. Blackmer, reached town but too late for the final services. Rev. Mr. Day, though absent in Schenectady, upon receiving news of the death of Blackmer, came at once to officiate at burial.



From Geneva Daily Times 15 August 1904

Dr. Myron D. Blaine
breathed his last at the Clifton Springs Sanitarium Sunday, being a little more than forty-five years old. He had long suffered from rheumatism induced by various causes, and finally became paralyzed. He was a great sufferer and longed for the end. Born in Romulus, the son of the late James and Amanda Blaine, he prepared for college at Valparaiso, Eng., and was graduated from the Detroit medical college. He spent about seven years as a resident physician at Willard State hospital, practiced in Geneva seven years, and the last seven years he was in Auburn, but illness interfered much with his work. He was wise, sagacious, ambitious and successful, and made friends wherever he went. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity and of the order of Elks. When a boy he united with the Romulus Presbyterian church and later transferred his relation to the North Presbyterian church, Geneva. He is survived by three brothers and three sisters. Immediately after his death,  his remains were carried to the residence of his sister, Mrs. William H. Kinne at Ovid where the funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon by Rev. J. W. Jacks of this city. Interment will be at Romulus. It is expected that representatives of the different fraternal organizations as well of the state and county medical societies will be present.



From Ontario County Journal 10 March 1899

Rushville, N. Y. - Myron Blair
died on Friday evening, March 3, after a severe illness of several weeks. He had in succession la grippe, pneumonia , typhoid fever and at last an abscess on the brain. He was aged about 40 years, and is survived by a wife and little boy, a mother and sister in the same home, and a brother near here. He was an industrious farmer and a respected member of the Congregational church. The funeral services were held on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the house, conducted by Rev. F. T. Hoover. The interment was at Pine Corners.



From Geneva Daily Times 25 March 1904

Phelps, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Belvia Blaisdell, widow of the late Platt C. Blaisdell, occurred Thursday evening, after a brief illness with pneumonia. Mrs. Blaisdell was born in this village, and spent the greater part of her life here. She was 69 years of age and is survived by one sister, Mrs. J. M. Carey.



From Ontario County Times 12 May 1875

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
Last Saturday a very sad event occurred in the death of Mrs. H. W. Blake. She had been very sick for some time, and was several times thought to be at the point of death. She was an active member of the lodge of Good Templars, and of the church and society, from all of which she will be much missed. The young couple were married only last September, when a long and happy future seemed to awaiting them; but the Dispenser of all good did not thus decree, and the bridal robe was soon exchanged for the shroud. The bereaved husband and family have the heartfelt sympathy of a large circle of friends. The funeral services were attended at the house of her father, Mr. W. C. Hobart, yesterday afternoon, the Rev. Mr. Skeele and the Rev. Mr. Munger officiating. 



From Ontario County Journal 8 December 1893

Honeoye, N. Y. - John Blake,
a resident of Richmond Center, died almost without a moment's warning, on Tuesday morning, November 28, aged 61 years and 5 months. The funeral services were held from his late home on Thanksgiving day at 2 p.m.



From Ontario County Journal 18 January 1889

Richmond, N. Y. - Mrs. John Blake of Richmond Center, died Friday, the eleventh inst., at the age of fifty-four. Funeral services were held Sunday last. Burial in the Richmond Center Cemetery.



From Geneva Advertiser 22 April 1902

At Canandaigua last Thursday occurred the death of Geo. A. Blanchard, who was born in Geneva in 1847, son of Thomas Blanchard.  The family resided a number of years on Elm street a few rods from Castle.  They removed to Canandaigua about the year 1858.

From Ontario County Chronicle 23 April 1902

George A. Blanchard,
a member of the well-known firm of Blanchard Brothers in this village, died at his home in Clark street, Thursday forenoon, aged 54 years. Mr. Blanchard was without doubt one of the most widely known men in Ontario County due to the fact that for thirty-five years he had been going among the farmers buying cattle for the large meat business which he and his brother, William N. Blanchard, conducted. In connection with the meat business, he was also extensively engaged in farming. He was a man of rare business acumen and was respected by all who knew him. There survive a widow and four children, William P., Miss Georgia L., Miss Mabel and Miss Miss Mary N. Blanchard. Also a brother, William N., and three sisters, Mrs. Charles R. Paul, Mrs. Susan N. Freer, Mrs. Elizabeth N. Freer, all of Canandaigua. The funeral was largely attended from the family home Sunday afternoon. The Columbian Club of 1893, of which the deceased was a charter member, and the Merrill Hose Company attended in a body. The Rev. Ingham, an Episcopal clergyman of Clifton Springs, officiated. The floral remembrances were numerous and beautiful. Henry W. Lapham, Warren Parrish, O. S. Bacon, Henry C. Beeman, James Ellis, and C. F. Hirsch were the bearers. The burial was in Woodlawn.



From Ontario County Chronicle 28 January 1903

Mrs. Blanchard, widow of the late George A. Blanchard,
died at the family home in Clark street, Thursday, aged 52 years. Mrs. Blanchard had been in ill health ever since the death of her husband in April, but the immediate cause of her death was due to an attack of typhoid fever from which she suffered for only a few days. She is survived by one son, William P. Blanchard, and three daughters, Misses Georgia L., Mabel and Mary N. Blanchard, all of Canandaigua. The funeral was attended by a large number of relatives and friends from the family home Sunday afternoon.



From Ontario County Times 12 October 1887

Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Olive Blanchard
died at the residence of her son-in-law, A. R. Harris, in Gorham, October 4, after a short illness, aged 74 years. Her remains were taken to Garlinghouse for burial.



From Geneva Daily Times 15 March 1902

A dispatch was received this morning by Charles N. Hemiup stating that Mrs. Mary Blanchet, who formerly resided four miles north of this city, died last night in Plainsfield, N. J.  Mrs. Blanchet was the daughter of Robert Cross and the wife of J. B. Blanchet, both of whom are well known in this city.  She is survived by her husband and one son. The remains will be brought here for burial in Glenwood cemetery.



From Shortsville Enterprise 29 November 1912

Last Thursday morning John Blankenburg, an aged resident of the northern part of the township of Manchester, was found dead in his bed at his home. Coroner D. A. Eiseline of this village, who was called, decided that death was due to heart disease and that Blankenburg had been stricken about the hour of midnight. His age was 87 years. The deceased was born in Holland on January 23, 1825, and was a retired farmer. For the past few years he had lived in this section, and since the demise of his wife in 1901 had lived by himself. The survivors are one son, John Blankenburg of Walworth, and two daughters, Mrs. B. G. Hoffman of Palmyra and Mrs. John Cowenberg of East Williamson. The funeral was held at Palmyra and the burial was made in the cemetery in that village.



From Geneva Daily Times 16 May 1912

Rushville, N. Y. -
After a lingering illness, the death of Mrs. Esther Blauvelt occurred yesterday morning at her home in this village. She passed her 70th birthday September 22, 1911. On February 5, 1863, she became the bride of Robert D. Blauvelt. Her husband, who was a veteran of the Civil War, died in 1875. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Mary e. B. Farner, who for several years has been postmistress in the village, and Mrs. Charles Pierce of Chicago, Ill. Also two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Susan Eldridge, Miss Elizabeth Abeel and William Abeel, all of Rushville. One brother, Aaron Abeel, died at Madison, Wis., about two weeks ago. 



From Ontario County Journal 26 March 1875

Robert D. Blauvelt,
of Rushville, died on the 15th inst., from the effects of a fall.  On the Saturday previous he had been at work upon a building at Vine Valley for Mr. Hezekiah Green.  He fell some fifteen feet, striking upon his head and side.  He was picked up insensible, but was restored to consciousness, and moved to Rushville.  He seemed to be doing well
on Sunday, but died on Monday.  His age was about 26 years.



From Geneva Daily Times 9 October 1897

Early this morning, after a brief illness, occurred the death of Clara Bleck, aged 24, wife of Frederick Bleck, at her residence on West Hamilton street. The deceased is survived by her husband and a daughter two years of age. The funeral will take place from the German church, North Main street, Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The interment will be in Glenwood cemetery, with Devaney and Fletcher in charge.



From Geneva Gazette 17 May 1901

Albert Blind,
of Oaks Corners, died in a hospital at Oswego on the 11th inst.  The body was brought home by undertaker Fletcher of Geneva.  Only four weeks ago the deceased was in this city where he attended the funeral of his father.  Surviving members of his family are two sisters and one brother -- Mrs. Peter Long and John Blind of this city and Mrs. Mary Schenck of Waterloo.



From Geneva Gazette 26 April 1901

John Blind,
of Oaks Corners, one of the best known farmers in this region, died at the family home Saturday evening aged 81 years.  The cause of death was dropsy.  Mr. Blind was the oldest German member of St. Francis de Sales church of Geneva. He is survived by two sons, John Blind of Waterloo, and Albert Blind of Oswego; also two daughters, Mrs. Michael Schreck of Waterloo and Mrs. Peter Long of Geneva.

From Ontario County Chronicle 24 April 1901

Oaks Corners, N. Y. - John Blind died at his home in this place Saturday at 2:30 p.m. He was born in Germany 85 years ago and came to this country about fifty years ago. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Peter Long of Geneva and Mrs. Michael Schreck of Waterloo; also by two sons, John of this place, with whom he lived for the past year, and Rudolph of Albany. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning.



From Ontario County Repository & Messenger 21 February 1872

A young man named John Bliss, living in Victor, and employed as a brakeman on the New York Central Railroad, was terribly and probably fatally injured at Phelps, last Saturday afternoon, while coupling cars. Mr. B. is a stout built man, and his body was compressed into a space of about four inches. He is terribly crushed. The accident occurred in consequence of the differences in the height between the cars he was coupling -- one being a New York Central car, and the other a Northern Central. Since the above was written, we learn that Mr. Bliss died yesterday afternoon.



From Ontario County Times 30 March 1881

Victor, N. Y. - Mr. John Bliss
died at his home in this place at the advanced age of ninety-one years. Mr. Bliss has been a resident of this town for many years, having come here when he was but ten years of age. He moved to Orleans county when a young man and was married there. After about twelve years absence, he returned to this place and has resided here ever since. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Brown, at the house on Sunday afternoon.



From Shortsville Enterprise 28 October 1915

The death of Mrs. Lucinda Jane Bliss occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Post, in Manchester village, last week Wednesday night. Her age was 82 years. The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Post of Manchester, and Mrs. Sarah M. Palmer of Battle Creek, Mich.; two brothers, A. E. Lyke of Rochester, and Frank Lyke of Manchester; four grandchildren, Mrs. James Galbraith, of Manchester, Homer Post of Syracuse; Floyd Post of Manchester, and Mrs. Lula Tully of Syracuse. The funeral services were held from the Post home on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. W. D. St. John, pastor of the Manchester Baptist church. The burial followed in Brookside Cemetery in this place. 



From Victor Herald 11 March 1893

Died at her home on West Main street in this village Tuesday morning, March 7th, Sarah Bliss, wife of George Bliss, age 66 years. Sarah Salters was born in Devonshire, England, Sept. 14, 1827; with her parents she emigrated to this country about 1837, and lived for a time at Ogdensburgh, N. Y. A few years later she came to Rochester, and later to Victor, and lived in the family of Alvin Parks about seven years. In 1852 she married George Bliss, and has since that time resided in this village. She joined the Presbyterian church while living with Mr. Parks people, and was a regular attendant. After she was married, recognizing the duty she owed to her husband and his family, who were Methodists, she united with that church by letter, and was very active in church work till within a very few days of her death. Mrs. Bliss life has been one of ceaseless activity and unremitting industry. Her kindly offices have cheered many a home and made bright the path of many of God's creatures. At the scene of social pleasure her services were indispensable, at the bedside of the sick her ministrations were ever welcome, and in the house of mourning, her presence was helpful and comforting. She leaves besides her husband, three brothers, James Salters of E. Bloomfield, Wm. and John Salters, living in Michigan; also three sisters, Mary A. Johnston, of Flint, Mich., Mrs. Matilda and Mrs. Hannah Harper, of Muskegon, Mich. The funeral was held yesterday (Friday afternoon) from the Methodist church. The remains were buried in the village cemetery.



From Victor Herald 24 June 1893

Mrs. Emily J. Blizard, mother of Mrs. R. W. Copeland, died suddenly in Victor on Thursday afternoon of this week. Mrs. Blizard was born in April 1818, in Milford, Pa., her father was James Watson, who served several terms as sheriff of Pike Co., Pa. In her twenty-fourth year she was married to Mr. James Blizard by whom she had five children, two of whom a son in Philadelphia, and Mrs. Copeland of this place, survive. Mrs. Blizard was converted in early life in a series of meetings held in Milford in the pastorate of Rev. George Winsor of the Newark conference, and united with the Methodist Episcopal church. For many years she had suffered from the affliction which was the cause of her last illness sometimes greatly and the possibility of her sudden demise was conjectured long since by her physicians. In consequence her life was retired, but marked with constant industry, interest in current events, love of flowers and reading, and devotion to her friends. Her heart was full of friendliness, and she delighted in every occasion of hospitality. After the marriage of her daughter, she spent the winters with her under the pastorate of Rev. Mr. Copeland, in Nunda, N. Y., when she gave up her home in Milford. Her funeral was held at the parsonage Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Chas. N. Frost and Rev. James DuBois officiating. Her remains will rest in the beautiful cemetery at Milford, Pa., where her family has a plot, and where warm friends of many years will cherish her memory.



From Geneva Daily Times 9 February 1905

Rushville, N. Y. - Miss Emma A. Blodget,
forty-seven years old, of this place, died at the Memorial hospital in Canandaigua, yesterday morning. She is survived by her father, O. E. Blodget, and the following sisters and brothers: Morgan, of New Haven; Mrs. R. C. Anger of Watertown, who has been with her for the past week; Daniel, of Michigan; Samuel of Pittsford; Myron, of Elmira; Lester, William, Fred, Mrs. Charles A. Voorhees and Mrs. I. C. Stevens, all of this place. The funeral, conducted by Rev. E. A. Hazeltine, will be held at her late home tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock.



From Ontario County Times 12 August 1874

Death of Joseph Blodget -
On Wednesday, the 5th inst., the subject of this sketch died at his residence, in Gorham, one mile east of Rushville, at the good old age of 82. The circumstances connected with so long a life merit brief mention. His father, Ludim Blodget, well-known as a good and kindly man to all the older residents of this community, was a native of Brimfield, Mass., whence he emigrated to Clinton, Oneida county, at a period anterior to 1790. In 1806, he removed, with his family, which consisted of a wife and nine children -- five sons and four daughters -- to Gorham, where he purchased a tract of 400 acres of unbroken wilderness. Six of these children, three sons and three daughters, are still living, their aggregate ages counting 463 years. With a single exception, perhaps, they still possess, not only excellent, but robust health, a feature which has always distinguished the family in a marked degree. In the present instance it may be said of Joseph that, until within a short time comparatively, he had not probably been confined to his house a single day in forty years, dying at last, not from wasting debility, for his muscular system was still strong and robust, but from heart disease, which respects no age. Joseph was the oldest of the sons, and, with his brother William, who is still hale, active and hearty at 80, felled the first trees on the farm that was to be their future home, and which is still in possession of the family.

He was a man of more than ordinary intelligence, reticent and quiet of manner, genial in intercourse, parsimonious of words and of resolute disposition. Though nominally a farmer, his tastes ran towards the mechanical arts, for which he had actual genius, and which he indulged to a good degree in the erection of mills, filled with cunning devices of machinery of his own construction mainly, and in which he worked to almost the last day of his life. He kept himself thoroughly informed of current news and events, and the day must be exceptionally bad that prevented his coming to the postoffice, usually on foot, to get his Daily Tribune, which he had taken for fifteen years, and of which it may be safely said he never failed to read a single copy, and that, too, usually by lamplight, and without spectacles, which he had never used but for a short time, years ago. The Ontario Times also, either in his own or his son's name, was always in the family. With two of his brothers, William and Ephraim, he served in the war of 1812, as his father had in that of the revolution. Thus, slowly but steadily, falls one and another from that band of stalwart and hardy men, who, by their strong arms and sturdy blows, have done so much to make this region, what it really is, one of the most charming in all the land. Like the primitive trees of our remaining forests, they will soon all be gone. All honor, then, to their names and memory, living or dead; to that steady purpose and persistent effort, the fruition of which we are enjoying in so large a degree.   Rushville, N. Y., Aug. 10, 1874



From Ontario Republican Times 25 January 1861

Died at his residence in Gorham, Ontario County, on the 26th of January, Martin Blodget, in the 79th year of his age. The deceased was born in Massachusetts, and removed to this State when he was a youth. He has been a resident of Gorham for more than a half century and was familiar with the toils and hardships of a new country. He was known as an industrious, enterprising farmer, a man of strict integrity and beloved by all who knew him. He professed a hope in Christ when about forty years old, and united with what was then known as the Gorham and Middlesex Baptist Church. He brought with him into the Church the same energy of character that had been manifest in the business relations of his life. His energy and activity at once made him a prominent and efficient member. His place was seldom vacant in any of the meetings of the Church, and he was ready to aid every good work. He loved the zion of God and rejoiced in her prosperity and his dying prayer was for her advancement. The consolations of religion that had sustained him for many years made him calm and peaceful in his last hours. Death to him had no sting and the grave no terrors. His was the victory of faith. He has left a widow and a number of children and grandchildren to mourn his loss. The church has lost a faithful member, the community a good neighbor, and the town a valuable and worthy citizen.



From Ontario County Journal 20 January 1882

Rushville, N. Y. -
On Saturday the funeral of Mrs. Delos Blodgett, was held from the Congregational church. She died with inflammation of the lungs, January 12th, 1882, aged 37 years. She was sick but seven days. Six weeks ago she was married to Mr. Blodgett, he having lost his former wife but little more than a year ago. This loss falls with great weight upon the family and community.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 February 1904

Gorham, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth Blodgett
died at her home Sunday evening at 7 o'clock, aged eighty-eight, from old age. She was the widow of Jesse C. Blodgett, who died about twenty-five years ago. Her maiden name was Hershey, she being a daughter of George Hershey. The funeral took place Wednesday at 2 o'clock from the house. Interment in Gorham cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 18 December 1891

Ephriam Blodgett,
oldest but one of the residents of this village, died at his home on Bristol street, Wednesday morning. Mr. Blodgett was in his 97th year. He was born in Paris, Oneida county, August 30th, 1795. He settled in Gorham with his parents in 1806. He was one of the volunteer veterans of the war of 1812, and was the only pensioner of that war in this county. October 4th, 1821, he was married to Hannah Mapes, who died February 21st, 1874. He became a resident of this village in 1856. He leaves four daughters -- Mrs. Norman Green of Fentonville, Mich.; Mrs. S. S. Mallory of Geneva; Mrs. Warren Fake of Rochester; and Mrs. Job Wolverton of this village.



From Ontario County Journal 27 December 1878

Mr. J. C. Blodgett,
one of the old and respected citizens of Gorham, died suddenly of heart disease on Saturday, the 14th inst. His age was 74 years, and he had been a resident of Gorham nearly 64 years.



From Ontario County Journal 17 September 1880

Died, in Rushville, Sept. 10th, 1880, Mrs. Louisa Blodgett, aged 34 years, 6 months and 18 days. The bereaved husband and three young children so unexpectedly called to mourn have the sympathy of friends and neighbors. Funeral services were held at the house Sunday, 2 p.m.



From Ontario County Journal 25 June 1909

Rushville, N. Y. -
On Monday morning, June 21, at her home near this village, occurred the death of Mrs. Marietta Blodgett, after an illness of many months of suffering from a cancer. The deceased was born in Benton August 26, 1824, being one of a family of three children born to George and Polly Wynants. When she was six years of age they moved to this town, since which time she has been a resident here. On October 30, 1845, she was united in marriage with Timothy Blodgett, the nuptials taking place at the home of his parents, the Blodgett homestead, and they began housekeeping in a log house on the farm now owned by Harvey Whitcomb, afterwards building the house which now stands there. They lived there seven years, then moved back to the old homestead, where the deceased, with the exception of a few years in this village, spent the remainder of her life. For many years she has been a member of the Congregational church in this village, always loyal to the church of her choice. She was a woman of strong character and held in high esteem by all who knew her. Of the five children born to them only two are living, George, who lives on the old homestead, and Mrs. Rufus A. Mather of Canandaigua. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Henry Chesebro of this village. The funeral services were held from the residence Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Burial at Rushville.



From Ontario County Journal 14 December 1888

Rushville, N. Y. - After a serious illness of one week, death came to Mrs. O. E. Blodgett on Thursday, Dec. 6, at the age of 56. Mrs. Blodgett was for many years a leading member of the Congregational Church, and active in promoting consistent Christian work. A husband and thirteen children survive her. The oldest daughter has been very dangerously sick since the death of the mother. The remains were carried to their last resting place by six sons of the deceased.



From Geneva Advertiser 6 May 1902

The death of Orin P. Blodgett of Gorham occurred on Tuesday last, from Bright's disease.  The deceased had lived on that place nearly all his life.  He had been in ill health for some time, but was able to be out most of the time.  On Sunday he was found by his mother on the kitchen floor unconscious, in which state he remained until his death.  He was a soldier and received $17 a month pension.  His age was 67 years.  A mother and one brother, Winthrop Blodgett, of Geneva, survive him. Burial Gorham Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 4 October 1910

Rushville, N. Y. -  Orlin Blodgett,
a prominent and highly respected citizen, died Saturday evening at the supper table, of neuralgia of the heart, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clinton Stevens, each of this village. He had been in usual health until Saturday afternoon, when an attack of heart trouble came on, causing him intense suffering. The deceased was born in this village nearly eighty-three years ago. He was one of five children born to Loren and Cynthia Blodgett. He was united in marriage to Auzelia Green, and he leaves ten children and several grandchildren. He was one of the oldest members of the Congregational church of this village. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clinton Stevens, Rev. Alfred Trenerry officiating. Burial will be in the village cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 7 October 1910

Rushville, N. Y. -  - Orlin Blodgett,
a lifelong resident of this community, died suddenly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clinton Stevens, last Saturday evening. Saturday he was taken with neuralgia of the heart. Had he lived until January he would have been 83 years of age. He was a prominent farmer and highly respected citizen, was widely known, was one of the oldest members of the Congregational church and for many years a deacon. His wife, who was Arzelia Green, died nearly 23 years ago. He is survived by ten children, Mrs. Clinton Stevens of Stanley, Mrs. Charles Voorhees, William and Fred of this place; Daniel of Fowlerville, Mich.; Lester of Canandaigua; Myron of Elmira; Mrs. Robert Augen of Pittsburg, Pa.; Samuel of Pittsford and Morgan Blodgett. All with the exception of the latter attended the funeral. Six of his sons were bearers. The funeral services were held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clinton Stevens, on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Alfred Trenerry officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 16 September 1887

Rushville, N. Y. - Rebecca, wife of Albert Blodgett, died at her home one mile east of this village Saturday evening, Sept. 3d, aged 55 years. The cause of her death was a sudden stroke of cerebral apoplexy which came at about 10 o'clock a.m. of the same day. This sudden removal from the cares of earth to the joys of our heavenly home of one so greatly loved and respected by a large circle of friends, casts a shadow of sorrow over the entire community. All are earnest in expressions of sympathy for the bereaved husband and children. The funeral was largely attended at the residence on Tuesday. 

From Ontario County Times 7 September 1887

Rushville, N. Y. -
On Saturday last our community was shocked by the sudden death of Mrs. Albert Blodgett. About 9 a.m. of that day, while attending her usual household duties, she was suddenly stricken with what the medical fraternity term cerebral apoplexy. Her family at the time were away, Mr. Blodgett at Canandaigua, her daughter Carrie, at Rochester, her daughter-in-law, Mrs. J. H. Blodgett, at Dundee; and her sons, Henry and Miles, on the farm at work. No one but a girl that was helping her in her work and her aged and helpless mother was present. She was not able to speak a word after she was taken and she died about 11 o'clock p.m., aged 55 years. Mrs. Blodgett was an affectionate and indulgent wife and mother, a kind neighbor and a true friend. The community sustains a great loss. The funeral is to be held from the family residence September 6, at 10 o'clock a.m.



From Ontario County Chronicle 29 July 1903

Rushville, N. Y. -
Died, at his residence in this village Sunday, July 19, T. M. Blodgett, aged 81 years. Funeral services were held at the late residence Tuesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Edwin Hazeltine of the Congregational church officiating. Interment in the village cemetery. Mr. Blodgett leaves a widow and two children, George, who lives on the farm near this village, and Mrs. R. A. Mather, who resides in Canandaigua.



From Geneva Daily Times 7 August 1907

Winthrop H. Blodgett, aged 73 years, died this morning at 4 o'clock at his late residence about four miles east of this city on the Waterloo road. Mr. Blodgett lived in this section of the country his entire life. He was employed as clerk by the J. W. Smith Dry Goods Company for about 35 years. For the past five years he has lived a retired life. No near relatives survive him. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 February 1907

Mrs. E. H. Blood died at 12:30 o'clock this morning at her home, No. 16 Hofmann Avenue, from the effects of an operation. The deceased was born in Ireland and came to this country and vicinity thirteen years ago. Besides her husband, she is survived by her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Job Darlington of Ireland, four sisters and four brothers. The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the house, Rev. C. E. Jewell, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in the Bellona cemetery.



From Ontario County Times 6 February 1884

Victor, N. Y. -  Mr. Stephen H. Blood,
an old and respected citizen of this place, died very suddenly of heart disease on Friday morning. The funeral was attended at the M. E. church on Sunday, he having been a member of that church for many years. He leaves a wife, one son, and a daughter to mourn his loss. They have the sympathy of the community.



From Victor Herald 2 May 1891

Mrs. Cordelia Wilcox,
late wife of H. L. Bloodgood, was born in Webster, N. Y., and died at her residence in Victor, April 24, 1891, aged fifty-two years. Her sickness was brief but violent from the start, and she endured but little over a week. It was pneumonia. She was well-known and universally respected. She was married about eight years ago, and soon after joined the M. E. church in Victor, of which she was a faithful and consistent member. She was well prepared to die, and expressed herself as being abundantly sustained by her faith in Christ. Her funeral was held at the M. E. church Monday afternoon. The factory of Mr. W. D. Newton, where she had been a faithful and trusted employe, was closed, and a very large and costly floral piece on which was the word "Rest" was presented by the employes. The burial was in the cemetery at the Smith Meeting House in  Farmington, in Mr. Bloodgood's family plat.



From Shortsville Enterprise 8 June 1916

The remains of Hiram L. Bloodgood, a former resident of Victor, who died at the home of his daughter in Syracuse on Saturday morning, were received in this village on Monday afternoon. The funeral was held from South Farmington chapel at 2 o'clock the same afternoon, with interment following the Chapel cemetery. He was a resident of Farmington for some time. He leaves a son and a daughter. 



From Geneva Gazette 31 May 1895

Asher Blount,
a retired wealthy farmer, died in Phelps Tuesday afternoon, aged 72 years.  His death was due to paralysis. Mr. Blount moved into the village April 1st.   His wife, a consumptive, died the same week.  He leaves two young daughters.



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