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
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
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
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
years, 4 months, 21 days. She was born near Flushing, Long Island,
9, 1826, and came to Geneva with her husband in 1856, taking up her
on the farm where she died. Mr. W. F. Black alone survives of her
except a sister, Mrs. William Powell. The funeral will be held on
morning, at 10:30 o'clock from her late home. Truly she was "a mother
Israel," and few will be more sadly missed. We have known the family of
all of them, for sixty years -- one of the old town of Seneca's
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
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
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
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,
He is survived by three brothers and three sisters. Immediately after
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
at Romulus. It is expected that representatives of the different
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
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
his brother, William N. Blanchard, conducted. In connection with the
business, he was also extensively engaged in farming. He was a man of
business acumen and was respected by all who knew him. There survive a
and four children, William P., Miss Georgia L., Miss Mabel and Miss
Mary N. Blanchard. Also a brother, William N., and three sisters, Mrs.
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
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.
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
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
from the German church, North Main street, Monday afternoon at 3
The interment will be in Glenwood cemetery, with Devaney and Fletcher
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
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
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
industry, interest in current events, love of flowers and reading, and
devotion to her friends. Her heart was full of friendliness, and she
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
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.
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
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
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
member. His place was seldom vacant in any of the meetings of the
and he was ready to aid every good work. He loved the zion of God and
in her prosperity and his dying prayer was for her advancement. The
of religion that had sustained him for many years made him calm and
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
and grandchildren to mourn his loss. The church has lost a faithful
the community a good neighbor, and the town a valuable and worthy
From Ontario County Journal 20
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
entire life. He was employed as clerk by the J. W. Smith Dry Goods
for about 35 years. For the past five years he has lived a retired
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
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
were received in this village on Monday afternoon. The funeral was held
from South Farmington chapel at 2 o'clock the same afternoon, with
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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