"Bo" to "Bor" OBITUARIES
From Ontario County Chronicle 17 October 1900
Naples, N. Y. - Hugh Boals, a life-long resident of Naples,
died on Thursday morning, Oct. 11, at 2 o'clock, of heart disease. He
had been a sufferer from this disease for some time, but it did not
reach the acute stage until a few days before his death. Mr. Boals was
born in 1848, and had always been a hardworking man, living on a farm
west of Naples. He was well-liked by all who knew him. Since the loss
of his daughter, about a year ago, his health has been very poor, and
it is thought that grief, caused by her death, had greatly hastened his
decease. The funeral was held at the residence. The services at the
were conducted by Nundawaho Lodge, I. O. O. F., of which he was an
member. He leaves a wife, three brothers, two sisters to mourn his loss.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 December 1904
Phelps, N. Y. - Burnette B. Boardman, aged 82, died yesterday
morning at the home of Mrs. A. J. Wright on West Main street, where for
a number of years he had made his home. He was a native of Vermont, but
had lived at Seneca Falls prior to coming here. He leaves his widow,
three daughters, Mrs. A. J.
Wright, of Phelps, Mrs. Felt of Carthage, and Mrs. Wirth, of Geneva,
also one son.
From Ontario County Times 31 March 1885
Port Gibson, N. Y. - One of our oldest and most respected
citizens, George Bockoven, passed away Friday morning, the
27th, at his home south of the village. The funeral services will be
held Monday at the church.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 December 1902
Llewellyn Bodle died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Daniel
Catchpole of Genesee street, at 7 o'clock this morning, aged 87 years.
Mr. Bodle was born in England and lived there until he came to
this country to reside with his daughter. Most of his friends and
relatives reside in England. There survive him in this city,
besides his daughter, Mrs. Daniel Catchpole, his grandsons E. A.
Catchpole and L. B. Catchpole, and his
granddaughter, Miss Lizzie S. Catchpole. The funeral, which will
be private, will take place Monday afternoon from the house. Burial
From Geneva Daily Times 25
Mrs. Sarah Wooler Bodle, widow of the late Llewellyn Bodle, died
yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Daniel Catchpole, No. 160
Genesee street. The deceased was in her eighty-eighth year. Mrs. Boden
was born in Arlington, Sussex county, England, and came to this country
and this city in 1850. Throughout the fifty-four years of life here
she has lived in the same house where her death took place. The
deceased was a member of the Old Dutch Reformed church. She is survived
by her daughter, Mrs. Daniel Catchpole, who is seriously ill with
pneumonia; three grandchildren, Miss Lizzie S. Catchpole, Edward A. and
Llewellyn G. Catchpole, all of this city, and three nephews,
Theodore Savage of Williamsport, Penn.; Frank Savage of Eustis,
Fla., and Frederick Savage of New York. The funeral will take place
at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the house, Rev. Dr. Hubbs
officiating. Burial in Glenwood.
From Geneva Advertiser 1 March 1904
Mrs. Lewellyn Bodle died
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. Catchpole, on Genesee street, last
Wednesday morning, far advanced in years. Mr. Bodle has been dead some
years. He was a tailor by trade, and was of the firm of Nichols &
Bodle. Mr. Nichols left one son, C. H. Nichols, residing in Rochester,
and Mr. Bodle the one daughter residing here. This winter has been
particularly severe on aged people, but it will not last forever; there
must be a let-up soon.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 September 1904
Phelps, N. Y. - Andrew Bogart, a well-known produce dealer of the
firm of Bogart & Smith, died yesterday morning after a four-weeks'
illness. Death was due to stomach trouble. His attending physician, Dr.
F. D. Vanderhoof, was unable to diagnose the case to his satisfaction
and will hold a postmortem examination this afternoon. Mr. Bogart was
born in the town of Manchester but for the past fifty-one years had
been a citizen of Phelps. He was 66 years of age, and is survived by
his wife and one
daughter, Mrs. Harold Hoag; also one brother, Gilbert Bogart, of this
village. Sincerity lodge, F. and A. M., of which he was a member, will
take charge of the funeral, which will be held at the Methodist church
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. E. L. Waldorf officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 September 1905
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Bogart, widow of the late Andrew Bogart, died
suddenly about 8 o'clock last evening. Her death is attributed to heart
disease. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Hoag,
with whom she lived, and one grandchild, Miss Beatrice Hoag.
From Ontario Messenger 5 February 1862
Death of James Bogart - We learn from the Geneva Gazette that
this veteran Printer
died in that village last Tuesday. Col. Bogart was one of the
early pioneers of Geneva, and the oldest surviving editor and publisher
in Western New York. He moved to Geneva in 1806, where he soon
commenced the publication of the Expositor, which was
discontinued until 1809, when it was changed to the Geneva Gazette.
He published that paper for over twenty-seven years, retiring from
it in 1833.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 May 1912
Phelps, N. Y. - At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Aquilla Smith, a mile
east of Phelps, occurred the death of their eldest daughter, Mrs.
Mary Bogart, yesterday, aged 28 years. The deceased had been ill
for a long time and she had spent the greater part of last winter at
Oakmount hospital, west of Canandaigua. She returned to Phelps about
three weeks ago after her malady had been pronounced incurable. Mrs.
Bogart was born in Tompkins county and had lived in Phelps for the last
twenty years. Six years ago she united in marriage with Bert Bogart of
this place, who with two small children, Pauline and Winchester,
survive. She also leaves her parents, a brother, Aubrey, and two
sisters, the Misses Caroline and Ellen Smith, all of Phelps. The
funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at the Presbyterian
From Geneva Gazette 7 January 1853
Died in this village, on the 2nd inst., very suddenly, Mrs.
Dolly Bogert, relict of H. H. Bogert, Esq., in the 75th year of
her age. She has left a large circle of relatives and friends to lament
the loss of one of the most estimable of women.
From Ontario County Journal 22 January 1897
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah Palmanteer Boggs, wife of William
Boggs, died on Tuesday, Jan. 11, aged 86 years. She was an old
resident, and one of the capable, sensible, plain women of pioneer
times. One brother and two sisters yet remain of a large family; also a
husband, and one son, Robert Boggs.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 February 1910
Mrs. Delina Boisvert, aged 60 years, died suddenly this morning at
one o'clock of acute indigestion. The deceased was at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. P. J. Mahoney, on Middle street who is ill with typhoid
fever, and at about 7 o'clock was taken ill. A physician was summoned
and she was removed to her home, No. 32 East North street. Medical aid
was of no avail. She is survived by her husband, L. J. Boisvert; seven
sons, Ludgar J., Ernest, Victor, Leo, Arthur, Frederick and George; two
daughters, Mrs. P. J. Mahoney and Miss Mary B. Boisvert. Burial St.
From Shortsville Enterprise 15 April 1915
Mrs. Susan Early Bolan, wife of Michael F. Bolan, died suddenly at
home in Pleasant street about 1 o'clock on Monday morning. While she
been in poor health for several months, she retired as usual and did
complain of feeling worse. Her age was 43 years. This is the second
to occur in this family within five months. A son, Joseph Bolan, died
November 21, 1914. Mrs. Bolan was born in Penn Yan on November 30,
a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Early. She was united in marriage to
Bolan on November 30, 1893. After her marriage she resided in Dundee
nine years and removed from that place to Shortsville where she since
lived. The survivors are her husband and five children: Mary, Pauline,
Jennie and William; three sisters, Mrs. Patrick Dooley, of Penn Yan;
M. J. Gaffney and Miss Katherine Early of Rochester. The funeral
were held from St. Dominic's church on Wednesday morning, and the
was made in Brookside cemetery in this village.
From Victor Herald 6 January 1905
Mary, wife of John Bolar, died at her home, two miles
southwest of New Salem in the town of Farmington, on Tuesday, January
3d, at the age of eighty-five years. She is survived by her husband;
two daughters, Mrs. John Doyle of Canandaigua, Mrs. Mary Curran, and a
son, Martin, the two latter residing at home. Funeral services were
held at St. Patrick's church, Thursday morning, and the interment made
in the Catholic cemetery here.
From Ontario County Journal 20
Naples, N. Y. - On Thursday last, Mrs. Jane Boles, one of
the pioneers of our town, died after a short illness of a week. With
her husband, she
settled forty years ago in the woods in the west part of Naples, but
lived to see a fine farm with large handsome buildings as the result of
their toil. She was a whole-souled thorough-going woman, held in esteem
by all. Four sons and four daughters, all married
and well settled, rise up to call her blessed.
From Ontario County Journal 3 April 1885
Naples, N. Y. - Mr. James Boles died very suddenly on Saturday,
aged 76. He was a substantial Irish citizen, who
came here nearly 50 years ago. He leaves eight sons and daughters,
all settled about here, with families. There was a large funeral
on Monday, Rev. B. F. Millard officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 June 1906
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of James Bolger occurred at his
home on Park Place Tuesday night. He was stricken with paralysis a week
ago last Sunday. Mr. Bolger was born at Junius, Seneca county, 38 years
ago but had spent the greater part of his life in Phelps. He leaves a
widow and five small children, also his mother, one brother, Edward of
Buffalo, and one, sister Mrs. T. Donahue of Waterloo.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 July 1905
Peter Bolger, 75 years old, died yesterday morning after a long
illness. Mr. Bolger was born in Ireland but
had been a resident of this place about fifty years. He leaves a widow,
two sons, James of Phelps, and Edward of Buffalo; three daughters, Mrs.
James Kelly and Mrs. Patrick Hefferon of Phelps and Mrs. T. Donehue of
Waterloo; also a sister, Mrs. Keating of Auburn. His son William died
about four weeks ago. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 10
o'clock at St. Francis church.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 July 1904
Canandaigua, N. Y. - A horrible accident happened yesterday at
Sand Hill crossing of the New York Central road, about three miles
north of Canandaigua. The time was a little before nine o'clock in the
morning, and the victims were James Bolles and his wife, Nancy
Bolles, an aged couple, who were driving from their home on the
Cost farm, to visit some relatives in Shortsville. Just as they reached
the crossing which is a very dangerous one, being located at a curve
and a high board fence topping an embankment, and a lot of trees
partially concealing the view of the railroad from persons driving
along the road, they were struck by train No. 235, with Conductor Eaton
in charge, which left Canandaigua at about 8:48 o'clock. On board there
excursionists bound for Charlotte. The back end of the carriage was
struck and demolished, and the old man was thrown about eighty feet and
instantly killed, while his wife, who was not hurled quite so far, was
fatally hurt. The train was going at a high rate of speed
and it was impossible to stop it and return to the scene of the
until a distance of about one-eighth of a mile had been covered. Then
the train backed up, and the crowd of excursionists flocked to view
the sight. The body of the man was placed in the baggage car, as was
Mrs. Bolles, in spite of her protest, she being fully conscious, and
in spite of her requests of neighbors who had reached the place and
were anxious to take her to their homes. The conductor would not permit
nor would he return the short distance to Canandaigua, where there is
ample hospital accommodation. On the contrary, much to the indignation
of the people of the vicinity, the poor old lady, her body racked with
terrible pain, was compelled to undergo the long ride in the baggage
car to Rochester, with the dead body of her husband beside her.
Coroner Frank P. Warner of this village is very indignant over the
action of the railroad officials in removing the body of Mr. Bolles to
Rochester, which is against the laws of the state. He has ordered that
the body be brought to this place before any inquest is held, and this
will probably be done. The children of the old couple, however, were
told by the railroad men that the inquest would be held in Rochester.
Mrs. Bolles was taken to the Homeopathic hospital where her injuries
were pronounced fatal. At
the Rochester undertaking rooms where the body of Mr. Bolles
was placed, admittance was denied to his son, George Bolles, who
hastened to the spot as quickly as possible. People who witnessed the
affair were much exorcised over the summary actions of the railroad men
and say it is a wonder there are not more accidents of the kind,
as it is seldom that any warning is given at that crossing by
Mr. and Mrs. Bolles removed from
Honeoye to the Cost farm a couple of years ago, and were
much respected and worthy people. They are survived by two
daughters, Mrs. Sarah Bolles Brown of Canandaigua; Mrs. Nettie
Bolles Alford of Bristol Center; and three sons, George and William
Bolles of Canandaigua; and Frank Bolles of Shortsville.
From Victor Herald 11 March 1893
Mrs. Celestia Boltwood , wife of E. M. Boltwood, died on Thursday
morning after a brief illness. The funeral will be
held at the Presbyterian church this afternoon. Besides her husband she
leaves three small children.
From Victor Herald 18 March 1893
Mrs. Emmett Boltwood , whose death we noted last week, was born in
St. Lawrence county, in this State, about forty one years ago. She
accompanied her parents to the State of Michigan, when that State was
being settled about thirty years ago. The family made their home at
Middleville, and it was here that she met and in Oct.
1871 was married to Emmett Boltwood. After a few years they removed to
Victor where Mr. Boltwood has been engaged in business. Mrs. Boltwood
was a very industrious woman, often going beyond her strength to do her
part in supporting their little family. She was a member of the
Presbyterian church, the Sunday school, and the Y. P. S. C. E., and was
always ready to do whatever part was slotted to her. Appropriate
resolutions were adopted
by the "Endeavor Society" and will be found in another column. She
besides her husband and children, an aged father and mother, and five
brothers. The funeral was held at the Presbyterian church last Saturday
afternoon, the service was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Frost, the
interment was in
the village cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 August 1903
Mrs. Catherine A. Bond, wife of Edward Bond, died at the home of
her mother, Mrs. Thomas Robson, at Halls Corners yesterday. She leaves
husband, two sons and two daughters, also her mother, three brothers,
Andrew Robson of Halls Corners, Frank Robson of Geneva, and George
Robson of Halls Corners. Two sisters also survive. These are Mrs. Alice
Wheaton of Halls Corners and Mrs. Clara Kumerson of
Geneva. The funeral will be held at the house in Halls Corners Tuesday
afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. A. B. Temple will officiate and the burial
will be at Seneca.
From Ontario County Journal 6 February 1891
Edwin E. Bond, of the town of West Bloomfield, died at his home at
North Bloomfield on Monday, at the age of 58 years. He was highly
respected as a
citizen and business man, having been engaged in the manufacture of
barrel headings for twenty-five years. He represented his town in the
Board of Supervisors of 1889.
From Ontario County Journal 12 February 1892
Thomas E. Bond, an old war veteran, died at his home on Beeman
Sunday morning from a dose of laudanum which he had taken some time
Thursday night. Dr. Walmsley was summoned Friday morning when the
of his condition was made known, but his efforts at resuscitation were
avail. In his coat was found a bottle of laudanum from which two or
ounces had been taken. About six months ago he attempted suicide in the
manner, but was brought out all right. The deceased was about 60 years
age and was only a wreck of his former self. He was a member of the 33f
York Volunteers during the war and was twice wounded.
From Ontario County Times 24 August 1881
Victor, N. Y. - Peter S. Bonesteel, one of the oldest and most
respected citizens of this place, died of dropsy of the heart last
Wednesday. He leaves a wife and one son to mourn his loss. The funeral
services were held at his late residence last Friday afternoon, Rev.
Mr. Borden of Albion officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 May 1912
Rushville, N. Y. - George Riley Bootes died yesterday morning at
the home of his grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Robson, at 8
o'clock, at the advanced age of 85 years. Mr. Bootes had been visiting
at the Robson home for several weeks and although he had been in feeble
health, his condition was not considered serious until a short time
ago. About 60 years ago he married Mary Warner of Potter, whom he
survived by 17 years. He leaves one son, Charles, who resides here and
one daughter, George Ledgerwood of Gorham. The funeral services will be
held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robson tomorrow afternoon at 2
o'clock. Rev. Dewitt Proseus, pastor of the M. E. Church at Potter, of
which deceased was a member, officiating. Burial at Nettle Valley.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 July 1908
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Anson Booth, a former residence of Rochester,
and for the past 24 years living in the town of Hopewell, died at his
home on Spangle street in Hopewell, Sunday night, aged about 80 years.
He is survived by his widow, three sons, William, Edward G. and
Franklin A. Booth, and one daughter, Mary Booth of Hopewell. The body
will be taken to Rochester for interment at Mount Hope Cemetery
From Ontario County Journal 11 October 1895
Honeoye, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary E. Booth, wife of Cyrus Booth and
grandmother of Louise Plimpton, whose death has been announced before,
died very suddenly of heart disease early on Monday morning, September
30, aged 65 years.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 September 1905
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Yesterday morning occurred the death of Mrs.
Sarah Hutchens Booth, wife of Enos Booth of Cheshire, aged about
53 years. Mrs. Booth had suffered from cancer of the stomach for some
time. She is survived by one son, Marcus Booth, of Michigan, her
husband, Enos Booth, her mother, Mrs. Henry Hutchens, aged 86 years,
and five brothers, Hiram L. Hutchens, Floyd Hutchens, Nodiah Hutchens,
and Dr. John Hutchens, all of this town, and C. H. Hutchens of
Bradford, Pa. A son, Dr. Frank Booth of Victor, died about two years
ago. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery
From Ontario County Chronicle 9 September 1903
Manchester, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. William E. Booth was
held from her late home near Shortsville Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock,
Rev. M. W. Covell, pastor of the Baptist church at Manchester, of which
she was a member, officiating, and the remains interred in Brookside
Cemetery. She was about 55 years of age and is survived by a husband
and one son, Carl, and a daughter, Mildred.
From Ontario County Journal 12 March 1909
All along the shores of Canandaigua lake, the announcement of the
sudden death of Sebastian Bopple will be received with sincere
sorrow, for no dweller of the lakeside was better known or more
universally respected than he. His death occurred at his home near
Millers, yesterday, shortly after noon. For two weeks he had been
suffering from grip, but had been able to be about the house as usual.
After eating dinner with the family, he complained of not feeling quite
so well, and at the persuasion of his wife lay down on the sofa. Mrs.
Bopple left the room for a blanket to spread over him, and when she
returned he was unconscious and expired within a minute. Mr. Bopple had
resided on the lake for over 40 years and was one of the most extensive
vineyardists. He was born in Germany 75 years ago and came to this
country 47 years ago, settling in the Mohawk valley, where he remained
for seven years before coming to South Bristol. He was twice married.
His first wife was Miss Katherine Stempel, who died 20 years ago.
Later, he married Miss Julia Schuers who survives him, together with
one daughter, one brother, John Bopple, and one sister, Mrs. John
Wiegent, both of Utica. Mr. Bopple's life was an influence for good.
Kindly courteousness marked his dealings with men and he won and held
their esteem and respect. The community has suffered a great loss in
his death, but the influence of his life will long remain. The funeral
will be held from the home on Sunday at 1 p.m. Rev. Mr. Roop of Naples
will officiate and the interment will be in Coye cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 29 March 1889
The people of South Bristol were shocked last Tuesday by the news of
the suicide of Mrs. Sebastian Bopple, an esteemed lady of that
town, who had been in ill health for several months. Her sickness and
troubles had unbalanced her mind, and it had been necessary for her
to watch her closely for some months. In December she wandered away,
was tracked in the snow and brought back, and last Friday she took
of an opportunity to get away and went to the lake below Mr. Bopple's
and was found there shortly after in the water up to her waist. On
Mr. Bopple, having charge of a number of men working in his vineyard,
again found an opportunity to go to the lake, and accomplished her
About one o'clock she was missed and the men on the place started in
immediately. They found her in shallow water near the shore of the
just below Mr. Bopple's residence and a short distance above Miller's
She was still breathing, but died within an hour after she was
The deceased was 58 years old and leaves a husband and daughter.
From Victor Herald 12 August 1893
Last Sunday morning about eleven o'clock John Bortle was
struck and killed near the Bower's crossing east of the
village. Mr. Bortle started from Freedon to go to his daughter's,
Mrs. C. R. Aldrich. As many people do, he took the railroad track to
save distance; when a short distance east of the bridge on the Freedon
road he met the N. Y. Express going east and stepped over to the north
or west bound track. He did not hear a freight train that was coming on
the track and was struck by the engine of the freight. His body was
some distance in the air and came down on the east bound track just in
front of the express train which passed over his body. The trains were
and the body placed in the baggage car and brought to the station, he
breathed a few times after being picked up and was dead before reaching
the depot. On examination it was found that his left side was crushed
in, every rib being broken, the left foot was nearly severed at the
the right one was badly cut, and one of his hands was mashed and
minor injuries on the head. Coroner Hollenbeck was sent for and as soon
as he arrived he summoned a jury and adjourned till Monday afternoon.
The remains were turned over to the relatives and the funeral was held
from the residence of C. R. Aldrich, son-in-law of the deceased; the
services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Copeland. Mr. Bortle was eighty-one
years of age, and one of the oldest residents of this town. He came
about seventy-five years ago, and with the exception of a few years
in Perinton, always lived in this town. When fifteen years of age he
the blacksmith trade of Uriah Decker, who kept a shop on the spot where
Snyder's shop now stands, and worked at this trade during the greater
part of his life. His wife, Mary Bower, died several years ago. He
seven children, N. P. Bortle, George Bortle, Frank Bortle, Mrs. C. R.
Aldrich, Mrs. Julia A. Gilbert, Mrs. A. B. Cooper, of Victor, and Mrs.
Lane of Addison, Mich. Mr. Bortle was a member of Pittsford Lodge, F.
A. M., a man of strictly temperate habits and highly respected by all
From Victor Herald 21 March 1902
It is with the regret born of warm friendship that the Herald announces
the death of Norman Bortle, which occurred about noon on
Tuesday, at his home in East Victor. For something over a year, Mr.
Bortle has suffered from a chronic disease of the heart which, perhaps,
had been coming upon him for years but which had not seriously affected
him until then. Aside from this trouble he was an unusually healthy and
well-preserved man for his age, which was about sixty-eight. In his
youth he was well-known throughout the country in athletic circles,
ranking as one of the world's best jumpers and he had never known a
serious illness during his lifetime. Death came unexpectedly. During
the forenoon he had complained of not feeling well but went about his
usual work until a severe pain in the region of his heart compelled him
to cease. A physician was summoned but could give no relief and the
grim reaper claimed him at noontide. Few men possess a wider circle of
friends than did Norman Bortle. A ray of perpetual sunshine seemed to
illumine his heart and countenance and, wherever he went, he carried an
atmosphere of good cheer and happiness. Men loved and respected him for
his sterling honesty, his unquenchable love of life, his absolute
sincerity, his homely philosophy and unceasing contentment with the
world as he found it. "Uncle Norm," as he was affectionately called by
old and young, will be mourned by a circle of friends, of whose extent
he had, perhaps, never dreamed. A wife, two brothers, George and Frank
Bortle of Victor, and four sisters, Mrs. Cassius Aldridge, Mrs. Almon
B. Cooper and Mrs. J. H. Gilbert, of Victor, and Mr. Cordelia Lane of
Addison, Mich., survive him.
From Ontario County Journal 2 April 1875
West Farmington, N. Y. - James W. Herendeen, a well-known
and respected citizen of Brownsville, died on Friday last of measles.
He leaves a wife and several children. At the time of his
death, Mrs. Polly Bortle of East Victor, who was at the house
assisting assisting Mrs. H., was taken ill on Saturday, with congestion
of the lungs, and died this (Wednesday) morning. Since her attack Mrs.
Bortle was at no
time able to be taken home. She had a large family of
children, all of whom are married and have homes of their own,
but it will be long 'ere they forget "Mother's" love and kindness.
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