OBITUARIES

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From Ontario County Journal 19 July 1889

Alanson Carey, who lives east of Rushville on Dr. J. H. Allen's farm, was found dead under an apple tree by Thomas Smith Friday afternoon. He was lying on his face, one hand in his pocket and the other under his body. A cut which penetrated the skull was found just below the left ear. Coroner Beahan was notified and a jury was summoned. Drs. J. H. and A. D. Allen made an autopsy. The verdict was accidental death, caused by the kick of a horse.



From Ontario County Journal 26 August 1881

Mrs. Catharine Carey,
who died at Centerfield in this town on Tuesday, lacked only a few days of having lived 99 years. She was, at the time of her death, probably the oldest inhabitant of Ontario county.



From Ontario County Journal 2 March 1894

Tuesday forenoon, Charles M. Carey, residing in the southwestern part of the town, near the Bristol line, was with others assisting in removing household goods. He was engaged in carrying a large armful from the house to the wagon when his comrades saw him sink to the ground as if in a faint. Going to his assistance, they arrived just in time to see him draw his last breath. His lifeless body was carried into the house and Coroner Hallenbeck was summoned. When the Coroner had viewed the remains he gave the cause of death as heart failure. No inquest was held. Carey was 46 years of age and leaves a wife and five children in destitute circumstances.



From Geneva Daily Times 6 April 1907

Gorham, N. Y. - The burial of Mrs. Charles Carey, whose death occurred at her home near Seneca Castle early in the week, took place in the Gorham cemetery Thursday afternoon.

From Geneva Daily Times 10 April 1907

Seneca Castle, N. Y.
The funeral of Mrs. Zenana Cary, aged 57 years, was held from her late residence near Seneca Castle on Thursday of last week at 10 o'clock a.m., Rev. R. A. Farnam officiating. Interment was at Gorham.

Canandaigua Chronicle 17 April 1907

Near Geneva, April 2nd, the death occurred of Mrs. Zenana Carey, widow of Charles M. Carey. She is survived by an aged father, three sons, George, Ira and Linwood Carey; and two daughters, Miss Phoeba Carey and Mrs. James Smith, all of the town of Seneca. Her surviving parent and children wish to extend their very sincere thanks to friends and relatives for kindness shown in their recent bereavement.



From Ontario County Journal 26 February 1897

Phelps, N. Y. - Harvey Carey,
an old and prominent citizen of this village, died at an early hour last Monday morning of old age, aged 82 years. The deceased, who had been a prominent business man of the place in years past, had been in failing health for a long time. His wife died several years since. One son, J. M. Carey, survives. The funeral services were held last Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence on Ontario street and interment was made in the Phelps cemetery, Rev. A. J. Waugh officiating.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 27 February 1907

On Saturday afternoon at the home of her son, James, in Phelps street, the death occurred of Mrs. Margaret Carey. The funeral was held from St. Mary's church Monday morning and interment was in Calvary cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 September 1907

The funeral of Mrs. Sara Carey, widow of the late Samuel Carey, was held this afternoon at two o'clock from the residence on North Exchange street. Mrs. Carey died Tuesday. She was 84 years old and was one of the oldest residents of this city. Her home on Exchange street has been her residence for the past sixty years. Those who survive her are one brother, one sister and two grandchildren, George M. Carey of Alabama and Samuel Carey of this city. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, rector of St. Peter's Episcopal church, officiated at the funeral this afternoon and burial was in Washington Street Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 6 December 1895

Burned to Death !  
- Mrs. William Carey, a widow of middle age, died early Wednesday morning last in terrible agony from the effect of accidental burns incurred in the following manner:  She had put some wood in her stove oven to dry, and when removing it had gathered it in her apron.  It would seem that some of the wood had taken fire which soon communicated to her garments and burst out in a blaze.  Before the flames were extinguished, the upper part of her body was severely burned, and doubtless she inhaled both flame and smoke.  Her sufferings were excruciating until relieved by unconsciousness and death -- the latter event occurring about 4 o'clock next morning.

The deceased was the widow of Wm. Carey, her husband having died of consumption several years ago.  She made her home with her mother-in-law, also a widow, at 67 Exchange street.  She was a daughter of the late John A. Ide, and leaves surviving her two minor sons.  She was a communicant and quite regular attendant of St. Peter's Church -- a faithful and affectionate mother, a sympathetic and helpful neighbor.  Such a tragic ending to an honorable and useful life is saddening in the extreme.   Burial Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 6 October 1902

Mrs. Lena Carl
died early this morning, at her late home, four miles west of Geneva, aged 77 years.  The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock Wednesday forenoon from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Hemminger.  Interment will be in Number Nine cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 26 September 1890

JAMES CARNEY
, one of our longest resident adopted citizens, died very suddenly last Saturday morning of rheumatism of the heart.  He was taken ill while descending an outside stairway and fell a few feet to the landing.  A son went to his assistance, by whose help he was enabled to ascend to his sitting room.  In less than five minutes he expired in his chair.  Mr. Carney was a native of county Latrim, Ireland, and emigrated to America upwards of forty years ago.  Of a family of seven, five survive -- three daughters and two sons -- of which family Miss Fanny M., the well known modiste, is the oldest.  The funeral of deceased was held last Tuesday at St. Francis de Sales Church.



From Geneva Daily Times 6 June 1910

Mrs. Mary A. Carney,
wife of James F. Carney, died this morning at 12:20 o'clock at the family res, No. 173 Genesee street. The deceased was 38 years old. Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter, Mary Frances Carney, and her mother, Mrs. Mary Pike.



From Ontario County Chronicle 6 May 1903

On Wednesday night at the home of Mrs. John Curtice in Cheshire, near here, occurred the death of Mrs. Charlotte Carpenter, who has been a long time sufferer from cancerous growth in the stomach. Deceased was aged about 59 years, and is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Curtice. She was the widow of Charles Carpenter, a former residence of the town of Farmington, and was a member of the Baptist church and a highly respected member of the community. The funeral was held from Mrs. Curtice's home in Cheshire Friday. The interment was at Naples.



From Victor Herald 12 May 1894

Curtice Carpenter, an old and respected resident of Farmington, died at his home in that town on Sunday last. Mr. Carpenter was born at Olean, N. Y., May 18th, 1828; he came to Victor when a young man, and a few years afterwards married Minerva Payne, of Farmington, who with one son, Frank, of this village, survive him. About eight years ago he met with a very severe accident by falling from a ladder, for a time it was thought he would not recover. He has been an invalid ever since, part of the time enduring great pain. He was a man of close observation and well-informed on the questions of the day. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Copeland conducting the services.



From Ontario County Times 30 December 1874

Victor, N. Y. - George W. Carpenter,
proprietor of the Covill House died on Monday of last week. Funeral at the Universalist Church on Wednesday.



From Geneva Gazette 12 June 1896

We chronicle with deep sorrow the death of Mr. Henry K. Carpenter of Clifton Springs, which occurred last Saturday. For 23 years he had been an active merchant and leading citizen of that place.  His mother was an estimable Geneva lady, a daughter of the late Gaius Clark who resided on Hamilton st.  The deceased is survived by a wife and three children.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 June 1910

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary L. Carpenter,
age 83 years, widow of the late Dr. Elon G. Carpenter, died at noon yesterday at her home on Church street. Mrs. Carpenter had been in failing health for a long time. The deceased was born at Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and had lived in the village of Phelps for the past fifty years. Surviving relatives are a son, Dr. Elon N. Carpenter, and a daughter, Mrs. A. H. Sanford, both of New York.



From Victor Herald 3 November 1894

Platt Carpenter, an old resident of this town, died last Saturday, aged 92 years. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Mary J. Rainsford. The funeral service was conducted at his late residence on Monday by Rev. Mr. Bard. The interment was at Honeoye Falls.



From Geneva Gazette 25 November 1881

Mr. U. Tracey Carpenter
died in Clifton Springs last week. He was married in Geneva, his wife (who still survives) being a daughter of the late Gaius Clark, formerly residing on Hamilton st. In younger days we enjoyed a quite intimate acquaintance with the deceased, and esteemed him highly for his amiable qualities. A son, Mr. H. K. Carpenter, is a prosperous merchant at Clifton.



From Geneva Gazette 27 March 1896

Suicide at Gorham -
This village (Gorham) was greatly startled Saturday afternoon by the report that Mrs. Albert Carr had committed suicide, which proved to be true.  Mrs. Carr resided at the hotel with her son-in-law, Martin Bane.  During the afternoon, while Mrs. Bane and a domestic were calling upon neighbors, Mrs. Carr hanged herself in the hall, where the girl found her after life was extinct.  Coroner Hallenbeck, of Canandaigua, was summoned, but he deemed an inquest unnecessary. Mrs. Carr was about 60 years old and had been in ill health some time.  It is thought that her illness had unbalanced her mind. Cor. Repos. Mess.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 25 April 1906

Gorham, N. Y. - 
The death of Mrs. Catherine Carr occurred Sunday evening about 6 o'clock at the home of her son, George Carr. She also leaves one daughter, Mrs. Emma McIntyre of Bradford, Pa. She had been confined to her bed for some time and suffered much before her death. She was eighty-one years of age. The funeral services will be held at the home of Mr. Carr at 1 o'clock tomorrow and will be in charge of Mrs. Lulu Wightman.



From Geneva Daily Times 5 January 1915

Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Charles D. Carr, a resident of Phelps for many years, occurred at 6 o'clock last night at his home in Newark street. The deceased had been ill for the past year as the result of a general breaking down of his system. Mr. Carr was born at Flint, N. Y., on June 4th, 1844. Surviving relatives are his wife, four daughters, Mrs. Charles Schoemaker of Bridgeport, Canada; Mrs. E. O. Fuller of Syracuse; Mrs. Charles Wiess, Mrs. Georgia White; and a son, Charles Carr of Phelps; also a brother, George Carr; and a sister, Mrs. Charles Durkee, both of Seneca Castle.



From Geneva Courier 11 December 1861

Dr. Edson Carr,
an old and much esteemed citizen of Canandaigua, died in that village on the 29th ult.  He was sixty years of age, and had been a resident of this county since 1819.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 September 1906

Ellen A. Carr, aged 73 years, died last night at ten o'clock at her home in Seneca Castle. Her husband, George A. Carr, is her only survivor. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock from her late home. Burial will be in the Whitney cemetery. Rev. Mr. Farnham, pastor of the Seneca Castle Presbyterian church, will officiate.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 January 1902

Marrillas Carr
died yesterday at the family residence at Flint Creek, aged 81 years.  The cause of death was general debility. The funeral will take place from the house at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.  Interment will be in the Whitney cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 1 January 1909

In the passing of Northrup Carr, death occurred at the home of his son, George, in this village, on December 23, Rushville loses an esteemed citizen. In January, 1907, Mr. Carr suffered a stroke of paralysis, since which time he had been in feeble health. At the recent election he was carried to the polls that he might vote for the Republican party, whose principal he had always supported. Since that time he had gradually declined until death came as a release. He was an earnest Christian and possessed a remarkably sweet and gentle nature, which endeared him to a large circle of friends. On November 19, 1867, he married Chloe Darling, and four sons blessed their union, three of whom survive, George of this village, with whom he had made his home; Edward of Newark, and Arthur of Pittsburg, Pa. The funeral services, at which Rev. Harsey King officiated, were held from the residence Saturday afternoon at two o'clock and his remains were laid at rest in the Overacker cemetery. 



From Geneva Gazette 24 October 1879

Sudden Death -
Last Wednesday evening about six o'clock, Roger Carr, the well-known truckman, died after a few hours illness, supposed of apoplexy. He was taken ill about 11 a.m. while unloading lumber from his truck on Exchange st. He was conveyed home, and soon relapsed into a state of helplessness and unconsciousness, passing peacefully and painlessly away at the hour above stated. Mr. Carr was aged about 70 years; a native of Ireland, but an adopted citizen of 40 or 50 years, the greater portion of which latter period he was a resident of Geneva. He was known as a hard-working, law-abiding and respected citizen, a kind and sympathetic neighbor. His wife and two children (a son and daughter) survive. Their grief at this sudden bereavement can well be imagined. The funeral took place this morning from the church of St. Francis de Sales.



From Geneva Gazette February 26 1892

Wm. P. Carr,
a well-known citizen of Clifton Springs who had filled several important town offices, died Feb. 22, aged 73 years.



From Ontario County Journal 13 January 1911

At 9 o'clock on Wednesday evening occurred the death of Edward Carrington, aged 43 years, of North avenue, following several weeks' illness from jaundice and complications. Deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. Minnie Bawdey Carrington; two children, Edith and Edward; and two brothers, Walter of Oregon, and William of Rochester. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock by Dr. Arthur Copeland of the Methodist church, of which deceased was a member.



From Ontario County Times 9 February 1876

"Died Jan. 9th, 1876, Polly Carrol, aged 106 years." The above brief notice of the demise of one of our eminently worthy colored citizens is all that has yet appeared in our village papers. One who has known her worth for over half a century, deems a more extended article in memoriam is due. A few desultory remarks are there penned. Obituary notices, we are aware, are extremely flattering to the former lives of the departed, and often bestow virtues and qualities of a somewhat fulsome and untruthful character. Polly, Black Polly, was generally a cognomen applied to her, was an honest, upright, correct and a truthful female, and well-known in this community. Though her Maker clothed her in a dark-hued skin, and through a long life she walked in an humble sphere, yet Polly possessed a heart, soul and mind far exceeding that of many individuals affecting superiority. Appreciated by the many who knew her, she was loved for herself, and no eulogy is required to keep fresh and green her memory. Polly was born, and, as the expression is used, in the South, raised  in the State of Maryland before the present century; but precisely when and where, or the year of her birth, she could never exactly point out. 106 years ! -- a great age for her sojourn -- it may be, possibly, is near the truth. That she was very aged was evident; our elder residents well know that Polly appeared old when they were young. Polly was blessed during her long life; till within a few years of its close, with remarkable robust health.

She was born a slave, and placed by her master as soon as able to work, among the field hands on his plantation. From her precocious growth and intellect, she was able, at an early age, to cope with older hands. As she increased in stature and strength, she became masculine in appearance. Her master -- a Mr. Howard -- leaving Maryland at an early day, brought his slaves, including Polly, to the growing State of New York, and settled near Geneva, in this county. Slaves then were held in this State the same as in the Southern States. Mr. Howard sold Polly to Myron Holly, of Canandaigua, whose residence was on the east side of Main street, next door north of the old Utica Branch Bank. About the year 1815, Polly, taking great fancy for the family of the late Dr. Richard Wells, then residing on Bristol street, a short distance west of the "Sucker brook," plead with the good Doctor to purchase her from Mr. Holly, promising, in her earnest manner, to be honest, faithful and true, and also adding, with emphasis, "I don't chew, nor smoke, nor snuff." The Doctor purchased her, and while owned by him, Polly became a free woman by the prospective manumitting laws of the Empire State. Being free to choose where and with whom to live, she resided some time in the family of James Smedley, living with them on the west side of Main street, not far from the lake. Working in various families as a domestic, she gave general satisfaction; she really cared but little for her freedom, and has said to the writer she had rather continue a slave under a kind master, as had been her lot, than to shirk for herself among the "nigger trash," as she forcibly expressed it -- a streak of pride was in her composition, making her somewhat choice and select in her companions and associates.

Polly was married, at an early day, to a colored man, by the name of Rerin Carrol. Previous to her marriage she was called Polly Howard, as it was the custom among southern blacks or slaves to assume the surname of their master. Rerin claimed to be connected by descent with the white Carrols of Maryland. Perhaps he was, for he was not near as dark colored as Polly. Children were born them -- some are yet living, while others have gone to their final rest. She buried her husband at an early day. Polly brought with her from Maryland strong church principles, fastened in her mind from attending service with her master's family, who was a staunch churchman. With religious zeal, Polly would observe, for many years, the holidays and festivities of Christmas and Easter, and essay on their recurring season to teach their meaning to the children of the families where she resided. Declining health and age beginning to tell upon her, she was most generously and munificently provided for, by an open hearted Christian lady of this place, with a home for life. Nominally a domestic, Polly was permitted to go and come, to work or play, and with the freedom of the house, do just as she pleased. Ever active, idleness was not in her nature; her turbaned head, her shining, laughing face, would be seen moving around the house industriously as she would say -- "putting things to rights." Her character was of the positive kind -- plain matter of fact, and no humbug in anything she said or did; conversation directly to the point; blunt in speech and plain spoken, no one could misunderstand her meanings.

The latter part of her life was, as she became helpless, sick and feeble, passed under the care of a faithful daughter, and the sympathy and attentions of white neighbors was freely bestowed -- cheering and comforting her in her declining years. Polly united with and partook of the holy communion of St. John's Episcopal church, and when health permitted enjoyed its ministrations within its sacred walls. Mourning friends, colored and white, attended her obsequies, and the solemn and impressive funeral service of the Episcopal church that she loved so well, were used at her burial rites. Polly was one of those characters who, like her predecessor in death, "Dick" Valentine, left an impress and mark wherever she lived, and a pleasant remembrance lives with all who knew her; though blunt and abrupt in her manner and speech, yet no one took serious offence or became her enemy. Many trite and quaint speeches of Polly could be told, but as this article, desultory and written from memory, is long, I forbear. May she find rest in Heaven, where color of skin, caste or distinction are unknown.



From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 21 December 1905

George Carroll
who died here last Monday morning, leaves surviving one brother and two sisters, the last of a family of four or five boys and two girls. They were all born in Geneva. One brother, Thomas, was the builder of the Hotel Carrollton in Seneca street. Another, Will, died in Wilmington, Del., some years ago. Christy, and Mrs. Martin Broderick are the sole survivors of the family here.



From Geneva Gazette 27 July 1894

Death From an Accident -
Tuesday evening last Mrs. John Carroll came to her death by a distressing accident.  She resided on Castle street, very near the creek, a vertical stone wall along the creek bounder her premises on the south.  Mrs. Carroll was over 80 years old and almost helpless from rheumatism, supporting herself on crutches in moving about the premises.  On the occasion referred to she ventured too near the stone, made a misstep or lost her balance, and fell over into the creek.  Help was instantly at hand.  But she sustained injuries which proved fatal, death ensuing in about eight minutes. The deceased leaves five children, three sons and two daughters, viz.:  Thomas, George, and Christy, Mrs. Martin Broderick and Margaret, unmarried.



From Ontario County Journal 5 August 1910

The death of Mrs. Mary D. Carroll, widow of Patrick Carroll, occurred at her home on Charlotte street on Tuesday, aged 56 years. Mrs. Carroll suffered a stroke of apoplexy on Saturday. She is survived by two daughters, Misses Mary and Jennie Carroll, and one son, William of this village; one sister, Mrs. Thomas Russell of Hyde Park, Mass.; and one brother, Lawrence Dulligan of Rochester.



From Ontario County Journal 29 April 1892

Patrick Carroll,
a well-known railroad man of this village, died at his home Tuesday, of Bright's disease, aged 37 years. He was the man who captured Edward Deacons, the murderer, of Mrs. Stone, of Rochester. At the time of the capture Carroll was on duty as night watchman of the Canandaigua Central-Hudson yards and was making the rounds when he found Deacons in a freight car. Carroll was a prominent member of the Catholic Mutual Benefit Association, and leaves a wife and two children.



From Geneva Gazette 21 April 1899

DEATH OF A GENEVA LANDLORD - Thomas Carroll Passes Away -
The owner and proprietor of the Carrollton Hotel died this morning a little before 8 o'clock of consumption, which dread disease had been gnawing at his vitals for several years. He built and equipped the hotel which bears his name and he has conducted it since it first opened about two years ago. He leaves a wife and three children.  He was born in Geneva and both his parents are dead.  Two sisters and two brothers survive him.  Before building and opening the Carrollton he conducted for a short time the old Mansion House on the same site, also the Pre-emption Park hotel.  He was quite well known as a turfman and owned by turns several good track horses. He enjoyed an extensive acquaintance and the esteem of all.  The funeral arrangements had not been perfected when the GAZETTE went to press.  A faithful Catholic he will of course be buried with all the solemn observances of that church.



From Ontario County Journal 25 February 1910

Stanley, N. Y. -
This community was shocked on Monday night to learn of the sudden death of Charles Carson, a prominent farmer, who resided near this village. Mr. Carson suffered a slight shock a few weeks ago, but had recovered and seemed to be in his usual good health until Sunday, when he suffered another shock about 5 o'clock p.m. and passed away at 10 o'clock the same day. A wife and two sons, Bert of this place, and George of Rochester, where he has a position as conductor on the Lehigh Valley railroad; also one brother, George of Rushville, and two sisters survive. Mr. Carson was the youngest son of William Carson, one of the early settlers of this region. He was a kind and obliging neighbor and a man loved by all who knew him. His age was 62 years. Funeral services were held from his late home on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. A. B. Temple, pastor of the Seneca Presbyterian church, officiated. Interment was at No. 9. Mr. Carson was also active in grange work, being for a number of years a member of the Seneca Grange No. 284.



From Geneva Daily Times 17 February 1896

Mrs. Eliza S. Carson
of High street, who was suffering from pneumonia, died at two o'clock Sunday afternoon. The deceased was 82 years of age, and lived with her niece, Miss Arnold. She came from the town of Seneca to Geneva with her husband about fifteen years ago, and was left a widow three or four years later. She was a native of Gorham. Her first husband was Joseph Means. She leaves no children. The funeral will be held from the home at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning, the Rev. A. B. Temple of Seneca, to officiate. The remains will be taken to the town of Seneca for burial.



From Geneva Gazette 18 January 1889


Obituary - JAMES M. CARSON -
We announce with sincere sorrow the death of another old friend and lifelong patron.  James M. Carson departed this life at his home near Stanley, Thursday, January 3d, aged nearly 74 years.  Mr. Carson had long been an extreme sufferer from cancer, which appeared on his face, and at length reaching his stomach terminated fatally.  Amid all his bodily suffering, up to the time of our last interview with him, he never lost his natural good humor and exuberance of wit.  He was ever the same genial, good-natured, interesting conversationalist.  He lived and died as we verily believe without an enemy, for surely 'twas not in his warm heart to give cause for enmity.  He was a kind, generous, sympathetic neighbor, and dearly beloved as he was affectionate in the family circle.  To those bereaved we extend sincere condolences.  The deceased was buried in the churchyard cemetery at No. 9.



From Shortsville Enterprise 21 June 1912

The death of Mrs. Mary E. Carson, wife of Justice of the Peace James S. Carson, occurred at the family home in West Main street on Sunday afternoon at one o'clock, after an extended illness due to a general breaking down of the system. Her age was 65 years. Mrs. Carson was born in the township of Farmington on April 3, 1847, and was a daughter of the late Charles and Mary Jeffrey. The larger part of her life was passed in Farmington and for the past ten years had made her home in the Parlor Village. For three years she resided in the State of Nebraska. The survivors are her husband, three sons, Edward Carson of Hemet, California; Sidney Carson of Canandaigua and Henry Carson of Farmington; also several grandchildren. The funeral obsequies were held from the family home on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Frank E. Eden, pastor of the Baptist church at Manchester, officiating. The interment followed in the South Farmington Chapel cemetery.



From Geneva Courier 10 October 1883

Death of Robert Carson - Robert Carson died at the family residence, High street, on Saturday afternoon, in the seventy-fourth year of his age.  He had been ailing for years, and for three months had been very ill, without any hope of recovery.  Hence his death was not at all unexpected.  The funeral services took place, partly in Geneva and partly at Seneca Presbyterian church, of which Mr. Carson was for nearly all his adult life a leading member.  The services at the residence here, at ten o'clock yesterday morning, were conducted by Rev. Dr. Nelson; and the sermon at Seneca church, at noon, was preached by the pastor, Rev. A. B. Temple.  Among those present at the services were two sons of the deceased, Dr. Matthew R. Carson, of Canandaigua, Superintendent of the Institution for the Blind in New York.

Robert Carson moved to Geneva about three years ago, from the town of Seneca, in Ontario County.  He was one of the most noted and most respected citizens of that town.  He was a prominent member of the Seneca church; among the foremost in every important movement.  He attended regularly the services of the church; he was always at the prayer and social meetings; he was superintendent of the Sabbath school; and his voice was often heard.  We hear from those who know best, that he was possessed of somewhat unusual ability as a speaker; and that it was very interesting to listen to him on any occasion.  He was a great student of the Bible; and his speeches were filled with Bible quotations, which he had a very happy faculty of using with effect.  His efforts as a speaker were not confined to church meetings, and they were always felicitous and thoughtful.  He spoke on a variety of topics; and was, though not at very frequent intervals, a writer for the press.  Mr. Carson, was a few times made a candidate for office; but being a Democrat, in a town where the majority was against him, his friends had to be content to give him the honors of nomination.

Mr. Carson leaves a name unsullied, and a reputation without blemish.  His father was one of the sturdy pioneers of this region, having emigrated from Ireland to this country in 1789, first settling in Maryland, and then in Seneca in 1800; in which latter place he bought a tract of land and cleared it; the same that is now owned by one of his sons, Jas. M. Carson.  He (the father) lived to be 96 years of age; so that his son, now deceased, for most of his life was known as Robert Carson, Jr.

Only two sons of Mr. Carson, the deceased, are now living, of four in all. The two besides those mentioned, were Wm. Orton Carson and Thos. A. Carson.  The former was a graduate of Hobart '62; and the latter, a student of Hobart, class of 1865, and also a doctor of Medicine, died in 1880. Mr. Carson married twice. He first married Rebecca Rippey, a sister of Thos. G. Rippey, of Halls; with her he lived over forty years. His second wife (now his widow) was Mrs. Eliza Means, of Seneca, widow of Joseph Means. The remains were buried in the church yard of Seneca church, of which he was for so many years an elder.  He did not hesitate to go; but expressed himself, as gladly, anxiously waiting. A good man has gone to his reward.



From Ontario County Times 14 January 1880

In another column will be found a notice of the death of Dr. T. A. Carson, which occurred at home in Hall's Corners on Saturday, the 3d instant. Dr. Carson was a brother of Dr. M. R. Carson of this village, and Dr. J. C. Carson, assistant physician at Willard Asylum, and his death is the cause of sincere regret to a large circle of relatives and friends in this vicinity. A correspondent writes as follows concerning the life and character of the deceased:

After passing his boyhood days upon his fathers farm and at school, he was prepared at Canandaigua Academy for college, and entered Hobart in the class of '65. At college he was a close and diligent student, standing well up to the head of his class, a part of the time leading it. While in attendance during his junior year, his heart became so greatly in sympathy with the suffering soldiers at Gettysburg, that he gave up his college course, and enlisted under the U. S. Christian Commission and was placed upon duty to assist in the care of the sick and wounded in the hospitals at Gettysburg. He was afterwards transferred to Washington and the front, and continued in this service about one year. Upon his return home he began the study of medicine, and after a very thorough course of study, graduated from the college of physicians and surgeons in New York. He first located himself in practice at Hall's Corners, but shortly afterwards removed to Scottsville, Monroe county, where he established a successful practice. Although a great lover of medical study, the practice itself was distasteful to him, and he removed and joined in partnership in the drug trade with Mr. A. G. Bassett of Rochester. His health soon failed him after his removal to Rochester, and he was obliged to retire from business. He returned to Hall's Corners about five years ago, where he has since resided, being unable from ill health to engage in any occupation. Dr. Carson was a young man of an excellent Christian character and lived a life of which no one ever had cause to complain; a heart fully of sympathy for the sick and suffering, honorable, and upright to his friends and neighbors in all his dealings, kind and devoted to his family, and loved and respected by all his friends and acquaintances. During all his long and distressing illness he was hopeful that his health would be eventually restored, but understanding the nature and uncertainty of his disease, he bore it patiently and without a murmur. The anxiety and sorrow occasioned by his little daughter's death last summer added much to his physical sufferings, and no doubt greatly hastened his death.



From Ontario County Journal 3 March 1893

Entered into rest February 20, Mrs. Caroline M. Carter, aged 83 years. The sister of L. B. Gunn of Canandaigua, she was born in East Bloomfield October 29, 1809, and always lived within a radius of a mile from the place of her birth, until four months ago, when she went to live with her daughter, Mrs. Asa B. Peck, in Honeoye Falls. At the age of 21, she was married to William Carter. God gave them three children, Harley P. Carter, now living in Mendon, N. Y.; Jane S., now Mrs. Hutchinson of Richmond, Ind., and Martha A., now Mrs. Peck of Honeoye Falls. Mrs. Carter was for some years a member of the M. E. Church, and since 1860 of the East Bloomfield Congregational Church. An invalid during the past nine years, she had great patience to bear her physical suffering, and manifested a sweet, firm trust in her Redeemer. The funeral services were held at Honeoye Falls, February 23, and that which belonged to earth was laid to rest beside her husband in the cemetery at East Bloomfield.



From Ontario County Journal 26 April 1895

The remains of Mrs. Eliza Carter, colored, who died at Geneva on Friday, from injuries received by jumping from a second story window, were brought to Canandaigua for burial on Monday. The deceased was 45 years of age, and a daughter of William Binks, formerly a well-known barber here.



From Geneva Daily Times 2 August 1906

Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Newton Carter, who was considered the oldest inhabitant of the town of Phelps, occurred at the home of his daughter, Miss Jennie Carter, three miles east of this place yesterday afternoon. Mr. Carter had been ill since last December with blood poisoning and gangrene and a few days ago the malady was of such a nature that his foot was amputated above the ankle. The deceased was born at Kent, Conn., 95 years ago and came here in 1874. His wife died in 1868. Mr. Carter had not been actively engaged in business since coming to Phelps although he was interested in agricultural pursuits and at times cared for several acres of land on his daughter's farm. His survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Jesse Barlow and Miss Jennie Carter of Phelps and one son, Cassius, of Kent, Conn. Mr. Carter was a member of the Presbyterian church. The remains will be taken to his former home, Kent, for burial.



From Ontario County Journal 18 March 1881

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Wm. Carter,
an old and highly respected resident of this town, died last Saturday morning of typhoid pneumonia, having been confined to his bed about one week. Funeral services were held at the Congregational Church Monday afternoon.



From Ontario County Journal 18 May 1894

Honeoye, N. Y. - Daniel Cary,
about 55 years of age, was mangled by an infuriated bull on Tuesday, May 8, so that he died a short time after. He had been told not to go near the animal, but, taking a pitchfork in hand, attempted to drive him from the pasture. No one saw the accident, but when found his ribs, legs and nose were broken. The funeral was held from his late home at Smith Purcell's, on Thursday, Rev. Day officiating.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 February 1897

J. Marshall Cary,
a respected citizen of Phelps, died Monday, aged 83 years. He had resided in Phelps for over 60 years and celebrated the golden anniversary of his marriage ten years ago.



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