"Ci" through "Cl" Obituaries



From Ontario County Chronicle 26 November 1902

Ionia, N. Y. -
Sunday afternoon occurred the death of Mrs. George Claflin, one of the oldest and most highly respected ladies of this village. Her death had been expected for several days. During an illness of nearly a year, Mrs. Claflin had been a great sufferer. Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn her loss one brother, Leonard Carpenter of Rochester, two sisters, Mrs. Worden Babcock of Medina, and Mrs. Edwin Park of Honeoye Falls; two sons, George Claflin of Canandaigua, and Charles Claflin of Fairport, and three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Wager of this village, Mrs. Robert Lay of Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. Alfred Galbraith of  Flint, Michigan. Deceased was 76 years of age.



From Ontario County Chronicle 20 February 1901


Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Kathryn Clapp died at the age of 78 years, Friday afternoon. She leaves one sister, Mrs. Mary Garfield, of Sodus.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 April 1905

Kate L. Clapp,
twenty-six years old, wife of Dr. H. D. Clapp, of No. 379 South Main street, this city, died of acute tuberculosis at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Langdon Root at Fonthill, Canada, at 10 o'clock this morning. The deceased had been in ill health for over a year and had been living with her parents in the hope that the dry air of the northern climate would benefit her. During the past year, she paid occasional visits to this city and her husband, who is a practicing physician here, made frequent trips to the Canadian town to visit his wife. Dr. Clapp left yesterday for Fonthill and was at his wife's bedside when the end came. The deceased was well-known in this city and has a large circle of friends. She is survived  besides her husband and parents by two brothers, Maxwell Root of Fonthill and Dr. George Root of Mansfield, Mich.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 20 February 1907

Holcomb, N. Y. -
After a lingering illness occurred the death of Mrs. Richard Clapper on Wednesday. She leaves besides her husband, two children, Alfred Clapper, who is attending school in Canandaigua and Miss Alice Clapper.


 
From Geneva Daily Times 24 December 1902

William Clare
died at 9 o'clock this morning at his late home in Castle street, aged 72 years. The deceased had suffered from heart trouble for the last four years.  A month ago he took to his bed with the malady which caused his death this morning. Mr. Clare was a native of England.  He came to this city when he was 17 years of age.  In his early days he was in the grocery business in this city, but for many years he had lived a retired life.  The deceased is survived by a widow, one daughter, Mrs. Edward P. Jeffrey of Syracuse, and one stepson, Charles H. Austin of Geneva.  The funeral will take place at 3:30 o'clock Friday afternoon from the house.  Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., will officiate.  Interment will be in Glenwood.



From Geneva Gazette 19 April 1889


Suicide - Albert Clark,
a farmer living near Hall's Corners, committed suicide Tuesday afternoon by taking a large dose of aconite.  He was one of five children of Samuel Clark, deceased.  Clark died soon after the arrival of medical aid.  He had been at Penn Yan where he had drunk freely, and returning home committed the act probably while temporarily insane.  A large patrimony was left the five children, three sons and two daughters; but Albert it appears used his share not too judiciously.  A wife and three children are left to mourn over his violent taking away.



From Shortsville Enterprise 17 February 1916

Shortsville people in general were shocked to learn of the sudden demise of Arnold J. Clark, of Canandaigua, which occurred at his home in that city last week Wednesday noon. His age was 47 years. Mr. Clark's death was the result of heart trouble believed to have been caused by over exertion in running to catch a trolley car while on his way to work. He was known to many people here owing to his connection with the Anderson store. He leaves a wife, two daughters, four brothers and one sister.



From Ontario County Journal 5 March 1909

Naples, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. Belle Glover Clark, wife of Frank W. Clark, recently of Penn Yan, but an almost lifelong resident of Naples, was held from the Baptist church on Wednesday morning. Her death occurred at Penn Yan on Monday morning from pneumonia. She was 43 years of age and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Glover and was married here, some 22 years ago. Her husband, a native of Naples, five daughters, two sons, her parents, four sisters and a brother survive her. Her name was a synonym for purity of life and devotion to her duty. Her last pastor, Rev. Dr. DeGruchy, of the Baptist church at Penn Yan, officiated at the funeral and spoke highly of her Christian virtues.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 August 1904

The remains of Bertha E. Clark, formerly Bertha Gillam, of this city, were brought here last evening from Syracuse and taken to DeVaney & Fletcher's undertaking rooms. Mrs. Clark died Friday night at the Children's hospital at the age of twenty-nine years. The deceased is survived by her father, William Gillam of Geneva, her husband, William Clark of Syracuse; and six sisters, Mrs. Anna Peterson and Miss Alice Gillam of New York; Mrs. Edith Everett of Syracuse; Mrs. Nettie William and Misses Grace and Ruth Gillam of Geneva. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 10 October 1904

Mrs. Bertha H. Clark,
wife of Frank E. Clark, died suddenly at 6 o'clock last night at her home, No. 218 Lewis street, aged forty-nine years. The deceased had been in delicate health for two months, but was unable to be about the house. Yesterday afternoon she was taken with a stroke of apoplexy, from which she did not rally. The deceased, whose maiden name was Bertha F. Aldrich, was born in 1855 in Newark, N. Y., where she spent her youth and received her early education. In 1876 she was graduated from Albion college, Albion, Michigan, receiving the degree of bachelor of arts. Later this institution conferred upon her the degree of master of arts. Upon leaving college she received a position as preceptress in the High school at Muskegon, Mich. She held this position until she was married in 1880 to Mr. Clark, who was at that time instructor in the Michigan Military academy at Orchard Lake, Mich. They lived at Orchard Lake until 1885, when they moved to this city. On arriving in Geneva, Mrs. Clark united with the First Methodist church and at once became one of the most active members in the society. She has been a teacher in the Sunday school, secretary of the Ladies' Aid society and president of the Women's Foreign Missionary society. Her church work extended outside of the confines of the local church. She was active in district missionary meetings and for seven years was conference treasurer of the Women's Foreign Missionary society. She was also treasurer of the Women's auxiliary of the Young Men's Christian association.

Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Herman A. Clark; one sister, Mrs. William M. Osband of Ypsilanti, Mich., and one brother, Gilbert Aldrich of Newark, N. Y. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the house. Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 13 February 1891

Naples, N. Y. -
On Saturday, in Naples, died one of its oldest native-born men -- Calvin W. Clark, brother of N. W. Clark, Esq., and son of the late Warren Clark. The deceased was born in 1815, and had lived here all of his days. His wife and four children survive him. An autopsy revealed disease of the heart as the cause of death.



From Geneva Daily Times 28 October 1904

Charles Clark,
aged forty-nine years, died at 7 o'clock this morning at his home, No. 13 Columbia avenue. The deceased was taken ill with tonsillitis three days ago. Owing to the severity of the case, it was thought that possibly the man was suffering with diphtheria. Dr. R. W. Padgham, who was attending called Health Officer, C. D. McCarthy, Tuesday, who thought it wise to send a culture to the state health department for an official bacteriological opinion. Owing to the fact that there is still some question the house has been quarantined. Mr. Clark was a machinist who came to this city six years ago from Clyde. He is survived by a wife, a son and daughter.



From Geneva Gazette 9 July 1886

Mortuary - Charles W. Clark
died at his residence, Geneva Park Place, on the 3d inst. after a severe illness of about four months.  He had been a resident of Geneva for nearly or quite forty-five years, was a man of quiet, unassuming manners, and universally respected as a good citizen and neighbor of unblemished character.  He leaves a childless widow who will feel most keenly this bereavement.



From Ontario County Journal 10 July 1896

Naples, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Charlotte Dutcher Clark, widow of the late J. Warner Clark, occurred on Friday, July 3, at the home of Miss Cenda Watkins, which had been the home of Mrs. Clark for four years. She was 82 years old. Her marriage to Mr. Clark was nearly 50 years ago. She was in many respects a superior woman, particularly faithful as a wife and as a Christian. She leaves two nephews, Dr. H. F. and Edwin Knickerbocker, of this place, and several cousins, being a niece of James L. Monier, deceased. She had no children. Her husband was a brother of the late Ex-Governor, M. H. Clark.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 September 1905

Mrs. Edith Spawn Clark,
seventy-six years of age, died at 8 o'clock last evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edith A. Hemiup, No. 2 Park Place. The deceased was born in Albany and came to this city ten years ago. Mrs. Hemiup is her only survivor. The funeral will take place at 3:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the house. Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.



From Ontario County Times 14 April 1869

Mr. Eldad Clark,
whose death is announced in our obituary department this week, was the oldest man in Canandaigua. He was a native of New Hampshire, and when a young man lived at Keene in that state. He came west in 1816, and settled in this place where he continued to reside to the time of his death.



From Geneva Daily Times 4 August 1906

Mrs. Eleanor A. Clark,
widow of the late Ralph Clark, died last night at ten o'clock at her home, No. 15 Geneva street. The deceased was 85 years old and has spent nearly her entire life in this city. She is survived by two sisters, Miss Marietta Clark of this city and Mrs. Anna L. Potter of Del Rapids, South Dakota. The funeral arrangements will be announced later. Burial Washington Street Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 28 March 1890

Carried the Scare Too Far - Elisha Clark,
a well-to-do farmer of Flint Creek, died on the 25th inst. of paralysis of the brain. A few days previously he made a feint of hanging himself and went a little too far in the matter.  He had had some unpleasantness with his wife, and to frighten her into obedience to his commands resorted to the halter in the manner indicated. When found with the rope about his neck, his feet touched terra firma, but he had nevertheless let the cord draw about his neck sufficiently to almost choke off his wind.  He was soon resuscitated, but paralysis of the brain followed which terminated fatally as stated.  The wife, thus for a second time widowed, is well known in Geneva as formerly Mrs. Charlotte Giffing.  No one attaches blame to her in this tragic ending of her married life with Clark.  His fault-finding was unreasoning.



From Ontario County Times 1 October 1884

Flint Creek, N. Y. -
The death of a neighbor and friend always causes a sadness in the community. Particularly so when the person is stricken down in robust health and dies in a few days, as was the case with our neighbor, Mrs. Clark, wife of Elisha Clark of this place, who died on the 14th inst., aged about 60 years. Her husband, two sons and one daughter survive her, and they feel that they have indeed lost a loving companion and mother. Her funeral was attended on the following Wednesday by a large number of friends and acquaintances, the Rev. Wm. Mills officiating.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 March 1915

This afternoon at the residence of S. F. Dey on South Main street occurred the death of Mrs. Eliza Clark, widow of the late Charles Clark, in the 99th year of her age. Burial Washington Street Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 5 November 1902

Mrs. Florence E. Clark,
wife of Isaac Clark of Flint Creek, died yesterday at the City hospital from acute congestion of the kidneys, after an operation, aged 41 years.  The deceased is survived by her husband.  The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Thursday from her late home in the country, Rev. N. B. Cornell of Seneca Castle will officiate.



From Ontario County Times 28 September 1887

The Victor Herald says: "George Clark, one of the old settlers and pioneers of this section, died at his residence in this village on Thursday, the 15th inst. His age was 80 years. He leaves a wife, two sons, John S. Clark of Boston, Mass., and Walter A. Clark, of this village; and one daughter, Mrs. Nathan Aldrich, of Canandaigua, to mourn their loss. In all that pertained to good citizenship and upright manhood, the deceased's character exemplified. He was respected by all who chanced to make his acquaintance, for those sterling good qualities that always shone forth in his character."



From Ontario County Journal 25 October 1878

George Clark,
the leader of the Canandaigua Colored Cornet Band, died on Wednesday morning after a brief illness of typhoid fever. He was an upright and respected citizen, and his death will be deeply felt in the circle in which he moved as well as by the community generally.



From Geneva Gazette 17 April 1891

GEORGE CLARK,
the well-known teamster, died very suddenly at 10 o'clock last night at his home on Washington street, of rheumatism of the heart.  During the day he had been pursuing his usual avocation on our streets, apparently as well as usual, yet he had been a sufferer from rheumatism for many years.  The deceased was esteemed as an honest, sober and industrious man. He was an Englishman by birth, but had long resided in the country, becoming a citizen by naturalization.  A few years ago he was elected town tax collector, and accounted for every cent of the $30,000 or $40,000 of public moneys passing through his hands.  His age was about 72 years.



From Geneva Gazette 20 February 1891

MRS. GEORGE L. CLARK -
quietly passed away at her residence on Grove st., Saturday morning last, after an illness of several weeks.  She possessed all those characteristics which go toward making a faithful wife and loving mother.  She leaves besides a husband, four sons and two daughters to mourn her sad demise.  The funeral took place Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Trinity Church; the interment at Glenwood cemetery.  Mrs. Clark was 44 years old.



From Ontario County Journal 27 December 1889

Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Geo. Clark
died at her residence near this village Tuesday evening after a long sickness. She was mother of C. E. Clark and Mrs. L. Arnold and was over 80 years of age.



From Ontario County Journal 8 March 1895

Wednesday morning another old resident passed away in the person of Harvey D. Clark, who died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Bradley Cox, upper Main street. He was 89 years of age. Beside his daughter, a son survives him at Livonia, where the remains will be taken this morning for interment.



From Ontario County Journal 27 November 1896

Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Henry Clark,
a former resident of Canandaigua, but in recent years of this town, died Nov. 23, leaving a wife and two small children. Mr. Clark was a man upward of 40 years of age. The immediate cause of death was pneumonia. Interment was made at Canandaigua.



From Geneva Daily Times 14 February 1921

Rushville, N. Y. - 
At Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, Friday morning, occurred the death of  Hiram G. Clark, after an illness of three months. He was born in Rushville, March 7, 1876, a son of Carleton E. and Ervena Rappalee Clark. He is survived by his wife, and six daughters and four sons, Mrs. Bert Lafler of Potter; Mrs. Charles Knapp of Penn Yan; Hazel, Florence, Helen and Genevieve, Lemuel, Orville, Gordon and Donald; his mother, Mrs. Ervena Clark, and two brothers, Corydon Clark of Gorham and Carlton of Rushville. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the house. Rev. W. H. Moore officiated. Burial in Rushville Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 26 May 1893

By the death of Horace L. Clark at Shortsville, May 22d, at the age of 30 years, one of the brightest, most conscientious and successful teachers of Ontario county has been cut off in his prime.  He died of peritonitis after only a week's illness.  He had been principal of the Shortsville school for three or four years, developing ability in his work far above the average.  He leaves a widow but no children.  Interment at Brockport, his former home and that of his parents at present.



From Ontario County Journal 26 March 1897

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Ida Delphine Clark,
wife of Adelbert A. Clark, died at her home on Clifton street early on Monday morning, of Bright's disease, aged 41 years. The deceased had been sick for the past two years or more. Two sons, besides the husband, survive. The funeral was held at 11 o'clock on Wednesday morning, Rev. R. D. Fish of the Baptist church officiating. The remains were taken to Marion, the former home of the deceased, for interment.



From Geneva Gazette 15 January 1864

DEATH OF A CENTENARIAN -
Died at his residence in this town, on the 8th inst., Mr. Isaac Clark, at the remarkable age of 100 years, 5 months and 26 days.  The last 35 years of his long earthly sojourn, Mr. Clark passed in our midst.  He was singularly hale and active for a man of his age, so much so that up to the Saturday before his death, he superintended personally the ordinary business of his farm, attended to his finances himself, and manifested general competency in the control of his affairs.  Mr. Clark was a man of quiet, retired habits.  His residence was in that part of our town known as Hall's Corners.  It is an item of interest that Mr. Clark leaves a son to lament his death, who is himself 72 years of age.



From Victor Herald 15 May 1903

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -
Last Saturday morning, at East Bloomfield, occurred the funeral and burial of James Clark, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Ryan, of this place, of pneumonia. The funeral was held at St. Bridget's church, Rev. P. A. Neville officiating. The deceased, who was seventy-five years old, leaves seven children: three daughters, Rose of Rochester, Mrs. James Flynn of Holcomb, and Mrs. Thomas Ryan; and four sons, Henry of East Bloomfield, James of Rochester, John of Buffalo, and William of Detroit.



From Geneva Daily Times 20 October 1918


James Gilman Clark, aged 27 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Clark of 219 High Street, died Sunday morning at 7 o'clock at the Geneva City Hospital of a complication of diseases -- typhoid fever, influenza and pneumonia.  He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Lucy Bevier, who is also quite ill with typhoid fever; two small children, Carl and Harold; his parents, two brothers, Charles F. Clark of Greeley, Colorado; and Arthur W. Clark of this city; two sisters, Miss Eliza Clark at Bellevue Hospital, New York, and Mildred Clark at home.  The body was taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bevier on Lafayette avenue, where the funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock, and will be private.  Mr. Clark was engaged in farming at Oaks Corners, his home.  Rev. Feit of Oaks Corners will officiate and burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 12 December 1884

Mrs. Jane Clark,
who has resided with her daughter, Mrs. Edwin Hicks, for several years past, died very suddenly of acute pneumonia last Friday evening, at the advanced age of 82 years. She had been remarkably free from the ills that flesh is heir to throughout her life. She had lived with Mrs. Hicks since 1875, and her husband died there. The funeral was held from the residence of Hon. Edwin Hicks, Monday afternoon.



From Geneva Daily Times 15 November 1907

John M. Clark,
aged 74 years, died last evening about 10:30 o'clock at his residence in Hall's Corners. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Benedict, of Dansville. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence. Rev. A. B. Temple will officiate and burial will be made in Union Church Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 16 September 1881

Suicide in Gorham - Miss Maggie
(age about 20 years), daughter of Samuel Clark, near Ferguson's Corners, committed suicide last Thursday night by taking two teaspoonfuls of Paris green. She took the poison after the family had retired for the night and went out and threw herself on the grass in the yard near the house. A younger sister with whom she slept went to look for her and made the discovery of her act. Dr. J. H. Allen was called but could not save the already dying girl. The report gaining circulation says the cause was objection by the family to her marriage with George Perkins, which was contemplated in the near future; but as Mr. Perkins is a young gentleman with whom we are acquainted, highly respectable and well-connected, we discredit the report.



From Ontario County Journal 13 February 1885

Mr. Miles Clark,
a well-known resident of Canandaigua, was found dead in bed in the Ontario House Monday. Aside from a painful attack of neuralgia, Mr. Clark had appeared in his usual health on retiring. He had been using laudanum to stop his intense suffering from neuralgia, applying it to his teeth. It is thought that he swallowed enough of the poison, either through intention or by accident, to cause death.



From Geneva Daily Times 28 November 1904

Phelps, N. Y. -
The death of Miles Sanford Clark occurred Saturday morning at the home of his son, Orrie Clark, on Park street. Mr. Clark was stricken with paralysis last Monday and, on account of his advanced age, was unable to survive the shock. He was eighty-nine years of age and was born at Sidney, Penn., but for the past twenty-five years had been a resident of Phelps. Three sons survive, Orrie and Sanford of this village, and Ernest of Iowa. The funeral was held this afternoon, and burial was made in the Phelps cemetery.



From Geneva Advertiser 1901

Mrs. Nancy Maria Clark,
another of Geneva's oldest residents, died last Friday morning at the Church Home, aged 96 years. Mrs. Clark suffered a stroke of paralysis the day before, up to which time she had remarkably good health.  She is survived by several nieces and nephews who reside in Manchester.  At this writing we cannot exactly place her, unless she was the widow of Mr. Clark of the firm of Wight & Clark, who were in business here over seventy years ago.  We have a paper with their advertisement dated June 23, 1830.



From Geneva Daily Times 31 May 1907

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - This afternoon at 2 o'clock will be held the funeral services of the late Mrs. Charles M. Clark. Mrs. Olive Cole, wife of Charles M. Clark, died on Wednesday after an illness of several weeks. She was 45 years old and was born in Painted Post, N. Y. She moved to this village with her family a little over a year ago from Avoca, to which places they had formerly moved from here. Mrs. Clark is survived by her husband and one daughter, had two sons, all of Clifton Springs. The burial will be made in Shortsville cemetery.



From Ontario County Chronicle 7 December 1904

Phelps, N. Y. - Sanford Clark,
an aged veteran, died last Saturday morning as the result of a stroke of apoplexy. He is survived by three sons and one daughter. The funeral services were held from the home of his son, Oray, Monday afternoon, Rev. E. L. Waldorf officiating. The funeral was in charge of General J. B. Murray Post.



From Ontario County Journal 1 November 1895

Last Saturday, at her home on East Gibson street, occurred the death of Mrs. Sarah Clark, wife of Harry Clark, aged 32 years. Mrs. Clark had been a sufferer from consumption for some time, and she was the last of a family of three children to succumb to the disease. Five children survive her, the youngest being 18 months old. The kindness shown Mr. Clark during his bereavement by members of the Congregational church and by his fellow workmen is worthy of notice.



From Ontario County Journal 29 January 1909

Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Sibyl Clark,
widow of Orson Clark, died at her home near the "round stone school house" on Saturday afternoon, having suffered a stroke of paralysis on the preceding Monday evening, from which she did not rally. The farm on which she was born and spent the 75 years of her life had been in the family over one hundred years, her father, Sylvester Clark, having cleared the land and settled there with his bride. She had one sister, Anne, who died shortly after her marriage to Daniel Reddout. Sibyl was married to her cousin, Orson Clark, in November, 1857, and one son, Byron G., was born to this union. She was a worthy woman and the love of friends and neighbors is in itself the greatest tribute to her worth. Her heart went out in love and sympathy to every living thing, only to return to her with an added sweetness. Much sympathy is expressed for the son, who has watched over and cared for her with a devotion that was both beautiful and touching and which can know no regret. The funeral services were held from the residence on Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. Bruce Pearce of Potter, officiating. The burial was in the Schuman cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 10 July 1905

Mrs. Ann Broome Clarke,
wife of James Clarke, died Saturday night at her home on the Seneca Castle road near Sand Hill. The deceased was 72 years of age. She was born in Yorkshire, England, August 3, 1832, and came to this country and section with her parents when she was two years of age. Beside her husband, she is survived by one son, Isaac Clarke, of Flint, and one brother, James Broome, of Stanley. The funeral will take from the house at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, Rev. Mr. Sanford, of Seneca Castle, officiating. Burial will be in Sand Hill cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 6 February 1941

Word has been received of the death recently in Riverside Calif., of James Edward Clarke, formerly of Geneva.  Mr. Clarke was born in Essex county England, and came with his parents to this city in 1883.  He went to Riverside in 1893, where for seventeen years he was in charge of planting for the Chase Nursery Company.  He was regarded as an authority on this phase of the citrus industry.  He was also in charge of other orange acreages at various times, retiring several years ago. He had been with his daughter, Mrs. Gertrude White of 3482 Elmwood Court, Riverside Calif. during the past year in which he had been in poor health.  Mr. Clarke made a visit to Geneva only a short time ago when he renewed old acquaintances.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 October 1908

Hall's Corners, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. Rachel Clarke was largely attended Sunday. Mrs. Clarke has been ill from a cancer for a long time and never recovered from an operation which she sustained early in the season. She leaves two sons and daughter to mourn her loss.



From Geneva Daily Times 1 April 1905

Susan M. Clarke,
seventy-eight years old, a widow of the late George Clarke, and for forty years a resident of this city, died at her home, No. 40 Hoffman avenue, at 10:30 last night of general debility. The deceased was born in Sudbury, England, and was a member of the Presbyterian church of that country. She had been failing since the death of her husband twelve years ago. There are surviving, four daughters, Mrs. Mary Bryan, of Michigan, Mrs. William Smith, Miss Hattie and Miss Mattie Clarke of this city, George F. Clarke of Jamestown and John M. Clarke of Syracuse. The funeral will be held from the house at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Rev. C. E. Jewell, pastor of the Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 30 April 1897

Naples, N. Y. -
The death of Col. Will W. Clarke occurred at Brooklyn City hospital on Monday evening. The Wednesday before, while at his boarding place, he had a stroke of paralysis, from which he did not rally. He was nearly 71 years of age, born and reared in Naples, upon the old Clark farm in the northern part of the village. As a young man, he was gifted, and popular as a companion and as a teacher. He loved military life, and before the war, assisted in organizing the Naples Light Guards, a splendid company of militia, of which he was lieutenant, and afterwards captain. Immediately upon the breaking out of the rebellion, he organized a company and drilled them, ready for service, but they were not wanted at that time, and disbanded. But soon men were wanted, and in August 1861, he, with others, raised Company "B" of the 85th regiment, and were soon in active service. He was captain and his previous experience made him a valuable man. The regiment did noble service, and Captain Clarke was promoted to lieutenant colonel and soon was in command of the regiment, which position he held at its discharge in August, 1865, having been brevetted colonel, but not mustered. Returning to Naples in 1867, he was elected sheriff of the county for the term of three years, and removed to Canandaigua about 1874. He received a responsible position in the Custom house at New York, which he held until his death. He was a trusted official and was retained through all changes of administration.

He was a large-hearted, genial man, who won friends wherever he was. He had always claimed Naples as his home, having had no other permanent one since his birth, and his remains were brought here for burial. Of six brothers in the family, four of them served in the war, the two younger ones now surviving. He leaves two sons, Charles L. of Rochester, and Will L. of Chicago, both of whom reached him before he died. His wife was Miss Mary D. Luther of Naples, who died in 1860, three years after marriage. Of the family of nine children, there are left, Dr. N. T. Clarke of Canandaigua; Joseph L. of Momence, Ill., and Edmund C. of Naples; also Mrs. Manly Chase of Cleveland, O., and Mrs. C. S. Lincoln of Naples. Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon from the Presbyterian church, Rev. B. F. Millard officiating. The remains were met at the station by the post veterans and escorted to the church and to the cemetery where he was buried with military honors. Burial Fairview Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 14 June 1895

Last Saturday morning occurred the death of John B. Classey at his home on Mechanic street. Up to within a few months, the deceased had been engaged in the grocery and liquor business here, which he relinquished owing to impaired health. He was 39 years of age, and is survived by a widow, three children and three brothers, Sylvester of Chicago, Fred S. of Canandaigua, and Charles, of New York. The deceased was a member of the A. O. U. W., in which organization he was insured for $2000. He also carried an insurance of $5000 in the Equitable. The funeral services were held from St. Mary's church Monday morning.



From Ontario County Journal 7 December 1883

Mr. Charles Claudius
died Wednesday night. He had been ill and failing for several months, and for the past three or four weeks has been confined to his home. Within the past week he was supposed to be recovering and hopes were entertained that health and strength would be restored. But reaction came on Tuesday, and he quietly yielded up his life on Wednesday evening. His age was 52 years. His remains will be conveyed to Auburn tomorrow morning by the 8:50 train, and the funeral services will be held in that city on Sunday.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 9 January 1907

Oscar Claudius
died in Willard State hospital Monday, aged 49 years. He was the son of the late Joseph Claudius. He is survived by his wife and two children. The funeral will be held from the undertaking rooms of G. M. Kennedy at 2 o'clock this afternoon.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 January 1910

Hopewell Center, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Eliza Clawson occurred Monday morning at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Charles Fiero, with whom she had lived for a number of years past, aged 77 years. For some time Mrs. Clawson had been in poor health with consumption, which resulted in her death. The deceased is survived by several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at her late home this afternoon at 2 o'clock and tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock in the church at North Hector, Mrs. Clawson's former home, where the interment will be made.



From Ontario County Chronicle 13 February 1901

Last Friday at his home in the town of Hopewell, near here, occurred the death of James Clawson, a farmer, aged 40 years. His father, Jeremiah Clawson, and a widow and one child survive. Death was due to pneumonia.



From Ontario County Chronicle 19 November 1902

Jeremiah Clawson,
who, with his brother, Garrett Clawson, of North Hector, became famous years ago as the propagator of a variety of wheat which bears his name, died yesterday morning at his farm home in the town of Hopewell. He was 84 years of age and had been ill for some time. He was born in North Hector and had been a resident of Hopewell for fifty years. His widow, Mary Ann Clawson, is his sole survivor.



From Ontario County Chronicle 17 December 1902
 
Mrs. Ellen Kitely Clayton,
widow of the late William Clayton, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. J. Hawley, Rochester, Friday morning, December 5, after an illness extending over a period of one year. The deceased was the eldest daughter of eight children born to Joseph and Elizabeth Kitely, Dunkerton, Canada, October 1, 1835, aged 67 years, 2 months, 4 days, and was married to William Clayton September 5, 1856, and spent most of her married life as a resident of Farmington, and by this very happy union there were eight children born to them, six of whom are now living: William H., Misses Belle, Emma and Lulu E. of Phelps; Mrs. F. J. Hawley of Rochester, and Joseph of Marion, Ind.; also three brothers and three sisters, J. J. Kitely of Dunkerron, Joseph and Isaac of Morfield, Mrs. John Doyle of Elora, Mrs. Elizabeth Harris of Queens Bush, Canada; and Mrs. Parvin Master of Philadelphia, Pa., who with ten grandchildren and a large circle of friends and acquaintances survive. Mrs. Clayton was a true Christian woman and a member of the Orthodox Friends' church, and her whole life was a noble example of the devoted unselfish Christian. All who knew her loved her for her excellent qualities of mind and heart. Her remains were taken to her home in Phelps, where funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, Rev. Ellis Gilbert officiating. Interment at Orthodox Friends' cemetery beside her beloved husband, son and daughter.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 9 May 1877

Farmington, N. Y. -
One of the old pioneers of this town, Joshua Clayton, has passed away to the other side of the river, from whence no traveler returns, and where cares and troubles cease evermore. He lived to the ripe old age of 86 years, respected and honored by all.



From Victor Herald 13 October 1899

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
Saturday morning Patrick Cleary dropped dead while building a fire. He had been failing all summer although able to be about and work some. He was 78 years of age and is survived by his wife, who has been crippled by rheumatism so as to be unable to wait on herself for some years. Funeral services were held Monday forenoon at St. Bridget's church, Rev. P. J. Neville officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 13 May 1887

Millers Corners, N. Y. - The inhabitants of our place were surprised Friday morning to hear of the sudden death of Mrs. Cleaveland, wife of Fred Cleaveland. She was around all day, doing her usual work, and sat up reading until about 10 p.m., when she retired for the night. Soon after she complained of a pain in her stomach, and asked for a mustard plaster to put on her chest, but before Mr. Cleaveland could respond, she called for a neighbor to be sent for and before they arrived she was dead. The funeral services were held in the Universalist church at Victor, Sunday, May 8th, at 2 p.m. she was buried in the old cemetery, beside her father and other relatives, there to await the resurrection morn, when friends will be reunited never more to part.



From Geneva Gazette 1 March 1895

We chronicle today the death of Philip Cleir, a venerable colored man well known to most Genevans.  Of his history very little is known.  He says he was born a slave in Louisiana and remained in servitude till near the close of of the war, when he attached himself to some Union officer and followed him northward.  He appeared among us soon afterward.  He was densely ignorant, as were all plantation negroes, but possessed of good humor which secured for himself the friendship of all. Poor old Phil ! - his soul as well as his body is at last set free.  He had but a vague idea of his own age -- it can only be guessed at as about 60 years.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 25 December 1907

Naples, N. Y. -
On Wednesday, December 18th, occurred the death of Mrs. Eliza Clement, widow of William Henry Clement, at her home in West Hollow. The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the home, Rev. C. C. MacLean officiating. She is survived by five children.



From Ontario County Chronicle 19 September 1900

Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Henry Clement died at his home in West Hollow last Wednesday morning. He had been in feeble health for a long time. Mr. Clement was the father of Mrs. M. N. Wood.



From Victor Herald 6 November 1903

Allen's Hill, N. Y. -
Died in Honeoye, October 28, Jane Clement, aged 84 years. She left a son, Maynard Clement of Canandaigua, and six grandchildren. She was a woman of uncommon intellect and a great reader. It was a pleasure to visit with her on account of the fund of information she possessed. She left many warm friends, in fact everyone was her friend. Of a family of six children, she is the last, except Mr. Isaac Clement of Honeoye, aged 86, at whose home she died.



From Ontario County Journal 22 November 1895

Monday morning Thomas Clement died at the home of his son, Wilbur Clement, in this village. He was 51 years of age and a veteran of the late war. Typhoid pneumonia was the cause of death. The remains were taken to Shortsville for interment. Members of Albert M. Murray post attended the funeral.



From Shortsville Enterprise 28 April 1911

Mrs. Ambrose Clemons,
who resided about three miles north of this village, died at her farm home on Thursday evening of last week, at the age of 62 years. Her demise was due to heart trouble. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Eugene Clemons of Palmyra, and P. J. Clemons, and one daughter, Mrs. Charles Lippincott of Rochester.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 3 May 1905

Naples, N. Y. -
On April 23rd occurred the death of Ambrose Cleveland at his home in West Hollow. Deceased was 75 years of age and is survived by a wife and three children, Ira N. and Willis of Naples; and Mrs. C. N. Barber of Gorham; also by two brothers, Alexander and Bela of Naples.




From Ontario County Chronicle 16 March 1904

Naples, N. Y. -
On Saturday morning occurred the sudden death of Mrs. Ella Clark Cleveland, wife of Alexander Cleveland, of West Hollow. Deceased is survived by her husband and one brother, Frank Clark. Funeral services were held from the house Monday at 2 p.m., Rev. C. G. Roop officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 1 September 1893

The death of Henry B. Cleveland, a retired business man of this village, occurred at his home on Chapel street last Monday morning. Mr. Cleveland was 74 years of age at the time of his death. For a long time he had been a sufferer from inflammatory rheumatism. Mr. Cleveland was a well-known horseman, and during the course of his life had owned a number of high bred horses.



From Ontario County Journal 16 May 1884

Mr. Moses M. Cleveland,
who was stricken with paralysis some two weeks since, mention of which was made last week, died at his home in this village on Saturday last. His funeral occurred on Tuesday afternoon, the services at the grave being in charge of the masonic fraternity, he having been a member of Canandaigua Lodge No. 294, F. & A. M., whose members attended in a body. Mr. Cleveland was a popular conductor on the Batavia branch of the N. Y. Central for about twenty-five years, and was highly esteemed as a citizen. He leaves a wife and son, the latter residing in Syracuse.



From Ontario County Journal 12 September 1884

Millers Corners, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah Cleveland
died at her home in Millers, Sept. 3, aged 53 years. She was a great sufferer for a long time from a cancer. She was buried in Mendon, N. Y. Rev. Mr. Durfee of East Bloomfield conducted the services, assisted by the Miller's Corners choir.



From Geneva Courier 24 December 1873

Railroad Accident --
On Wednesday afternoon a man named Cornelius Clifford was run over by the work train on the Central Railroad at the Phelps station and killed. Mr. Clifford, it seems, was deaf and was attending on the track just east of the Depot, looking at a circular saw under the sheds, which was running.  The train backed down unheard and unseen by him and the engine passed over him lengthwise, crushing his leg and head.  The engine was moving slowly at the time of the accident. The deceased was unmarried and aged about sixty years.



From Ontario County Journal 28 May 1880

Victor, N. Y. -
Died, at the residence of William J. Cline, on Tuesday evening at sunset, Mrs. Betsey Ann Cline, relict of Mark Cline, aged 75 years. The funeral was held last Thursday at 3 p.m., at the house, and 4 p.m. at South Perinton M. E. Church. The Rev. Mr. Chandler of Macedon attended the funeral.



From Ontario County Journal 12 January 1894

Victor, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. John Cline, who died last Saturday, was held at her late residence Monday afternoon, Rev. J. W. Copeland of the Methodist church officiating.



From Geneva Gazette 16 September 1881

Death from Morphine -
On Monday morning last, Marvin Cline, a well-known citizen of Phelps, was found dead in his bed at the residence of his relative Mr. Eacker, with indications that he died from an overdose of morphine. From the fact that he was in pecuniary trouble having lately failed in business at Buffalo as a malster, and prosecuted to an indictment for false pretenses by disappointed creditors, the inference gained credence to some extent that he deliberately committed suicide. But the weight of evidence is to the contrary. He was a sufferer from neuralgia, and that cause, as also his mental troubles, necessitated that he take anodynes to produce sleep. We understand that no inquest was held, the authorities as well as relatives, thinking it unnecessary.



From Ontario County Journal 3 September 1897

Victor, N. Y. -  Mrs. Richard Cline
died at her home on Tuesday, aged 66 years. The funeral was held at the home on Saturday.



From Ontario County Chronicle 9 November 1904

Phelps, N. Y. - William Cline
died at his home, three miles north of Phelps, Friday. The funeral services were held from the residence Sunday afternoon, Rev. E. L. Waldorf officiating, and interment was made in Phelps cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 7 July 1876

Mrs. Hiram Close,
who for many months has been a great sufferer from cancer, died on the 7th inst.  Death in this case must have come as a sweet relief to the terribly afflicted one.



From Geneva Daily Times 10 October 1902

Isaac Clough
died at 8:30 o'clock last night, at the home of his son-in-law, Thomas V. Roberts, 6 East Washington street, aged 80 years.  The deceased had been a resident of this city for the past fifty years.  He was born in Holland, and came to this country as a youth, settling in Hudson, N. Y., from which place he came to this city.  He is survived by two sons, Jacob H. Clough, of Pittsburg, and Frederick Clough, of Florida; one daughter, Mrs. Elmer Hosier, of Corning, and one brother, Jacob Clough of Los Angeles, Cal.  The funeral will take place at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the home of Thomas V. Roberts, 6 Washington street.  Rev. W. W. Weller, of whose church the deceased was a member, will officiate. Interment will be in the Washington street cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 17 May 1878

Shortsville, N. Y. - Mr. B. F. Cloyes,
a well-known citizen among us who has been suffering from a severe illness for some weeks past, died at his residence, Tuesday p.m.  The funeral took place at the Presbyterian church, 2:30 Thursday p.m.  The Rev. Mr. Corbin of Clifton Springs officiated.



From Geneva Daily Times 5 April 1904

The funeral of Mrs. Jane Clubb, wife of Alexander Clubb of Hall's Corners, took place from the house, Rev. A. B. Temple officiating. Burial was in the Log church cemetery. Mrs. Clubb died Sunday at the age of fifty-eight years.

From Ontario County Chronicle 6 April 1904

Phelps, N. Y. - Jennie,
wife of Alexander Clubb, died at her home in this village Saturday morning, April 2nd, aged 58 years.
Mrs. Clubb had been an invalid and confined to her bed for a number of years. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, John of Rochester, and Charles of this place. Funeral services were held Tuesday.



From Ontario County Journal 5 May 1899

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
The body of Edward Clum, of this village, was found suspended from a beam in the building known as Bartlett's barn, some half-mile east of here, where Mr. Clum had been at work. He had been missing since 9:30, and was not found until noon. The deed was accomplished by means of a tie strap, and the unfortunate man had jumped from a beam. His hat was still on when the body was discovered, a little after noon, by Palmer Watson. The jury impaneled was W. A. Judd, F. H. Newland, W. J. Morphy, M. A. Hosford, G. I. Jennings, A. J. Barry, N. B. Briggs, J. M. Burgdorf, L. M. Bement, Bert Baldwin, H. L. Wright, J. H. Wicks. Jury met and elected W. A. Judd foreman and adjourned until yesterday.



From Geneva Gazette 1 May 1896

A fatal accident occurred at Clifton Springs on the 23d ult.  While Virgil Clum and Stephen Maloney, Jr., were working in the sand pit near the Sanitarium, a portion of the bank caved in, entirely burying Clum and covering Maloney to his neck. The latter was extricated without injury, but it took several minutes to uncover Clum's head, and life was extinct before the work was accomplished.  Drs. Spalding and Thayer vainly tried to resuscitate him.  Mr. Clum was a highly esteemed and industrious citizen; he leaves a widow.  The funeral was conducted by Rev. S. H. Adams yesterday afternoon; interment at Red Creek.



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