From Ontario County Chronicle 21 December 1904
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Patrick Concannon died at her home east of
this village at Mertensia Wednesday evening of last week, after a
lingering illness from a cancerous trouble. She was 79 years of age.
The funeral was held on Saturday morning at St. Patrick's church in
this village, and interment was made in the Catholic cemetery here.
Rev. J. J. Donnelly officiated. Besides the husband, two daughters and
four sons survive, Miss Kate Concannon, a trained nurse at Syracuse;
Mrs. John Haley of Fishers; John of this village; Edward, William and
James, all of Mertensia.
From Shortsville Enterprise 13 January 1911
We express condolence to Edward Concannon of this village on the
death of his estimable father, Patrick Concannon, which
occurred at his home near Victor on Thursday of last week. His age was
89 years. The funeral services were held from St. Patrick's church in
Victor on Saturday morning with interment in the Catholic cemetery in
From Ontario County Journal 6 January 1911
Patrick Concannon died yesterday morning at his home near Victor,
aged 89 years. Born in County Mayo, Ireland in 1822, and came to Victor
to reside in 1849. There survive a widow, Mary Tierney Concannon and
six children: Mrs. John W. Healy of Fishers; John of Victor; James of
Mertensia; Catherine of Syracuse; Edmund of Shortsville; and William
who lived at home. The funeral will be held from St. Patrick's church,
Victor, tomorrow morning.
From Geneva Gazette 6 March 1857
Joseph Condit of Phelps, a grandson of Joseph Condit of this
village, was run over by
a train of cars on the night of the 4th, near Oaks Corners. He
survived his injuries but about one hour.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 May 1904
The death of Mrs. Julia G. Condit, wife of Ernest D.
Condit, occurred this morning at her home on Pre-emption road, two
miles north of the city, after a lingering illness. Mrs. Condit is
survived by her husband and three children, also by her father and
mother, Mr. and Mrs.
P. Wooden, and three sisters. The funeral services will be held
at the family residence on Pre-emption Road at 2 o'clock Tuesday.
Rev. W. W. Weller officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 May 1909
George Condol, aged 51 years, died suddenly Saturday night at his
home, No. 136 High street. The deceased had been slightly ill for about
seven years with rheumatism and last week was apparently in his usual
health. On Thursday he was about the street but did not go out of the
house on Friday or Saturday. Saturday evening he retired early. About
ten o'clock, before the other members retired, he was found dead in his
bed. Dr. Chauncey W. Grove was summoned and later Coroner Eiseline of
Shortsville was called. He pronounced death due to rheumatism of the
heart. The survivors are his father, Joseph R. Condol; and two sisters,
Mrs. H. G. Harden of Rochester and Mrs. Reuben S. Hawkins of this city.
The funeral will take place from the home at 2 o'clock tomorrow
afternoon, and at 2:30 o'clock from High Street chapel. Rev. W. W.
Weller, pastor of the First Presbyterian church will officiate and
burial will be made in the family plot in Washington Street Cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 9 February 1894
Died - In Geneva, Feb. 2d, Mrs. William Condol, in the
96th year of her age. She leaves surviving her six children,
three sons and three daughters, viz: Joseph R. of Geneva, William
of Elmira, and Erastus, of Cleveland, O.; Mrs. Julia Brown and Miss
Nancy Condol of Geneva, and Mrs. Clarissa Hamilton of Niagara Falls.
She leaves several grandchildren of the second, third and fourth
generations. Her funeral took place from her late residence last
Monday and was largely attended, by the people of her race especially,
who held her in affectionate regard. Rev. Mr. Weller of the 1st
Presbyterian church officiated.
From Victor Herald 21 April 1905
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of Edmund Condon, Jr., aged
at the family home, Monday afternoon, after a short
illness from pneumonia. Mr. Condon's illness was of short duration and
his death came as a sudden blow to the family and his friends, many of
whom were unaware of his illness until death had occurred. Only one
week before he was in attendance at St. Bridget's church, of which he
was a faithful member. In his death the family loses a kind and loving
son and brother, and the community an honored and respected citizen.
There are left to mourn his loss an aged father and mother, three
brothers, David, John and William; and two sisters, Misses Ella and
Bridget, all of this place. Funeral services will be held from St.
Bridget's church Thursday at 10 a.m.
From Shortsville Enterprise 3 June 1915
On Thursday afternoon last the remains of Mrs. Elizabeth
who died at her home in Auburn on Tuesday preceding, were received
this village for burial in Brookside cemetery. Her age was 71 years.
Condon was born in Scotland on August 22, 1844, and was a daughter of
late James and Elizabeth Burns. For many years she had made her home in
She united in marriage to Captain James W. Condon and they lived in
until his demise in 1897. She then returned to Manchester to reside,
remaining there until seven years ago when she chose Auburn as her
home. The survivors are three brothers, Peter Burns of Canandaigua;
John Burns of Phelps; and Robert J. Burns of Buffalo; also three
sisters, Mrs. A. A. Sheffield and Mrs.
S. F. Burlingham of Manchester, and Mrs. Harriet Huntly, of Auburn,
whom the deceased resided.
From Geneva Gazette 13 January 1899
Wm. Condon of Victor died Jan. 8 of grip. His age is 111
years, and he is believed to be the oldest person in the state.
In early life he was a soldier in the British army. He used
tobacco all his life, and it was his boast that he had made more smoke
than the battle of Waterloo. He could read coarse print at the
age of 110.
From Ontario County Chronicle 20 February 1901
William Condon, aged 56 years, died Monday at the home of his
brother-in-law, James Fox, Saltonstall street. He served in
the war of the Rebellion, being a member of the Fifteenth New York
Cavalry. He was a member of Albert M. Murray Post G. A. R.
From Ontario County Journal 17 March 1893
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The remains of Mrs. Eber Cone, formerly
were brought here for burial last Saturday. As a girl
and woman, Mrs. Cone had for years been a residence of East Bloomfield.
Some years ago she went with her husband to Canandaigua to live.
Recently she was taken to a hospital in Rochester for treatment for the
disease which last week terminated in her death.
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 11 May 1870
We have been informed that Mr. Hiram Cones, of South Bristol,
was accidentally killed a short time since, while hunting. His body was
discovered in the woods, with a wound in the shoulder and his face
badly torn by the charge of shot. Mr. Cones was a poor man on whose
exertions depended the support of his aged parents.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 June 1908
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Jennie Conine, wife of George Conine of this
place, died at the City Hospital at Geneva yesterday morning. Mrs.
Conine was taken seriously ill last Thursday and the following Saturday
she was removed to the hospital, where she underwent a surgical
operation. Two years ago she submitted to an operation for
appendicitis. Mrs. Conine was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Ridley of this place and was born in the town of Phelps 41 years ago.
She lived here always and on March 11, 1885, she was united in marriage
to George Conine. Her near surviving relatives are her husband and two
daughters, Mrs. Melvin Van Gorder of Newark and Miss Anna Conine, who
resides at home. She also leaves her parents, one brother, Edward L.
Ridley and one sister, Mrs. J. W. Donnelly, all of Phelps. Mrs. Conine
was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of this place and
took an active interest in church work. She was also a member of Wide
Awake Grange, Phelps Hive, Ladies of the Maccabees, and a charter
member of Royal Chapter of the Eastern Star.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 June 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Catherine Rebecca Simerson, wife of
Martin W. Conklin, died at her home in the village of West
Bloomfield, Wednesday, aged 61 years. She had been confined to her bed
about a year. Mrs. Conklin was born at Mount Morris and was married
to Mr. Conklin about forty years ago. After residing in that village
for twenty years, they went to East Bloomfield, and have lived either
in East or West Bloomfield since. Mrs. Conklin leaves her husband;
sons, Fred S. and William W. of West Bloomfield, and Burton J. Conklin
East Bloomfield; and one daughter, Mrs. Mabel M. Olmstead of West
Mrs. Conklin was a member and active worker in the Congregational
for many years.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 11 January 1905
Naples, N. Y. - Pert Conklin died at his home in West River Friday
night of heart failure.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 November 1904
Canandaigua, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Sarah C. Conklin, widow
William H. Conklin, of Clifton Springs, who died at the
Thompson hospital Saturday, was held yesterday afternoon. The deceased,
who was eighty-one years old, had resided with her daughter, Mrs.
Powelson, on Chapin street, for the past dozen years, was taken ill a
month ago with a complication of heart and other ailments. A few days
before her death she was removed to the Thompson hospital. Deceased
spent most of
her life in Barrington, Yates county. Her husband died at Clifton
nine years ago. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Powelson, of this village,
deceased is survived by two sons, William of Shortsville, Edward of
Clifton Springs, and one brother, John Tunison of Hastings, Mich., and
one sister, Mrs. Susan Williams of Adrian, Mich.
From Ontario County Journal 16 July 1897
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - The sad and sudden death of William
occurred on Monday afternoon at his home in Canandaigua.
The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon in the Congregational
church in this place and was largely attended. The K. O. T. M. and L.
O. T. M. lodges of Canandaigua, accompanied by the K. O. T. M. lodge of
this place, attended in a body. The interment took place at the Reed's
From Ontario County Chronicle 15 January 1902
Gorham, N. Y. - The funeral of Thomas G. Conklin, who
Friday of consumption, was held yesterday afternoon. He leaves a wife
three children, and was about 42 years of age.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 August 1902
Miss Elizabeth Conkling died at her late residence, 207 Genesee
street, at 8:20 o'clock last evening, aged 62 years. The deceased is
survived by one sister, Mrs. Hannah Palmateer, of this city; four
nieces, Mrs. Fannie Hun of Rochester, Mrs. Frank Sweet, of Rochester,
Charles Cook of this city, Mrs. John Wynkoop of Clifton Springs, and by
one nephew, William Parker, of Hartland, Ill. The funeral will
take place from the late residence of the deceased at 3 o'clock
Saturday afternoon. Interment will be in Glenwood cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 10 February 1899
Rushville, N. Y. - On Tuesday occurred the death of Mrs. John
Conkling at her home about three miles south of this place. She
leaves a husband, one daughter and two sons. The funeral was held from
the house on Thursday morning with interment at Canandaigua.
From Geneva Gazette 26 July 1889
In the town of South Bristol on Gannet Hill Friday evening last,
thunder storm, Mrs. Oliver Conley was in the cellar skimming
Harry Conley, a grown up son, going down, seated himself on the
lower steps of the stairs leading into the cellar, thus bringing
himself into a shaft of damp air; when the electric fluid struck the
house and descending into the cellar, instantly killed both Mrs. Conley
and the son Harry. Mr. Oliver Conley, in the room above with the
baby in his arms, was prostrated and stunned and the child somewhat
burned. In its descent it passed through a bed on
steel wire springs, demolishing the bedstead and twisting the springs
in a very peculiar manner. Cor. Roch. Union.
From Geneva Daily Times 9 August 1905
This afternoon occurred the death of Thomas Francis Conley, infant
and Mrs. Cornelius Conley, of 34 Seymour street. The cause
of death was acute indigestion. Deceased was aged one year and nine
months. This is the second death within week in the same household and
marks the passing of old
age and infancy close together. The other death in the family was that
of the great-grandmother of the infant who died today, namely, Mrs.
Ella McWilliams. Until death entered this home, there were
representatives of four generations living in it. The oldest and
youngest have now
been taken away.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 January 1904
The funeral of John Connaughton, whose body was found in
the Seneca river Saturday, was held from the home of his uncle, Thomas
Claffey, North street, at 9:30 and from St. Francis de Sales
church at 10 o'clock this morning. The Malsters' union attended in a
body. The bearers were Walter Reid, John McCarthy, John Commiskey,
Bartley Gerrity, George Fitzgerald and Harry White. Burial was in St.
Patrick's cemetery. Chief of Police Connors and Coroner Clark of
Waterloo, were in this city this morning looking for information in
relation to the case. They also went over the ground that Connaughton
is supposed to have taken on his fatal walk and interviewed those who
were last with the man on New Year's eve. The information obtained
will be used in case an inquest is deemed necessary.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 February 1908
The death of Mrs. Ellen Connell, wife of William Connell,
occurred yesterday morning at the home at No. 226 West North street.
Mrs. Connell was ill with the grip about two weeks ago and recovered.
She was about the house as usual yesterday morning but was stricken
with heart failure, and died suddenly. Mrs. Connell was aged 68 years.
She was born in Ireland, and came to this country 42 years ago and
located in Geneva. Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter, Miss
Lucy Connell; two sons, William Connell and Charles Connell, and one
brother, John Mahany, all of this city. The funeral will take place
from the house Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock and at 9:30 from St.
Francis Desales church. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 11 March 1910
The death of Mrs.
Jane Connell, aged 92 years, occurred early on Wednesday morning
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. C. Hovey, Perry place. A fall
received several weeks ago hastened her death. The funeral was held
from the home yesterday afternoon, Rev. H. L. Gaylord officiating. The
interment will be at Jordon today. She is survived by her daughter,
Mrs. E. C. Hovey.
From Victor Herald 11 October 1901
The many friends of Mrs. Mary J. Connell were very much
saddened to hear of her death, which occurred at Dr. Graham's private
hospital, Rochester, Monday, September 30th. She had been ill but two
days when it was thought advisable to remove her to the hospital, where
she underwent an operation from which she never rallied. Mrs. Connell
leaves to mourn her loss a devoted daughter, who feels that she has
lost a kind and loving mother, also two sisters, Mrs. James Murray of
Mertensia, and Mrs. Charles Nichols, of Victor, and two brothers,
Thomas and Richard Riley, both of Rochester. Mrs. Connell had a very
large circle of friends, old and young; she was a favorite among them
all, as was proved by the beautiful floral tributes. The funeral took
place at St. Patrick's church, Victor, Wednesday, October 2nd, at 10:30
a.m., the Rev. J. J. Donnelly officiating. The remains were interred in
the Catholic cemetery. It is with a feeling of sorrow, too deep for
words of ours to express, that we extend to the bereaved ones our most
heartfelt sympathy. By her death, a place in a cheerful home must
remain forever vacant; but the memory of her sweet face and kindly ways
will ever be present to shed a ray of brightest sunshine upon the
From Ontario County Journal 6 June 1884
James Connelly, a shoe-maker, living at East Bloomfield, aged
about 75 years, came to Canandaigua early Thursday morning to purchase
some stock, and had intended returning by the 9:30 train on the
"Peanut" road, but arrived at the depot too late, and he therefore
started to walk home. While on the trestle bridge which spans Cross
street (or West Avenue), the "pusher" engine No. 221, with two freight
cars attached, which had just helped
the train he wanted to take up the grade west of the village, came
back, and Connelly seeing it approaching, stepped from the track onto
one of the stone piers of the bridge and in some manner lost his
balance and fell to the ground beneath, and when spectators got to him,
it was found that he had been instantly killed. It is not thought, and
train so aver, that neither the engine or cars struck the unfortunate.
Coroner Jewett was summoned but he did not consider it necessary to
empanel a jury, and the remains were therefore taken to Crane's
rooms to be prepared for burial. Dr. Smith, who examined the body,
find no broken bones, and is of the opinion that death resulted from
the concussion of the fall. A brother of the deceased, John Connelly,
who followed the occupation of rag peddler, met a violent death near
this village a number of years since by being run over by the cars.
From Ontario County Journal 2 February 1894
Shortsville, N. Y. - The remains of James Connelly arrived
Falls on Sunday afternoon. He was a member of the K.
O. T. M. of Mottville, and the Shortsville tent met the remains at the
train. Funeral services were held on Monday from St. Dominick's church,
and the interment was in the cemetery near Clifton Springs. The
deceased leaves a wife and two children.
From Victor Herald 23 April 1892
The funeral services of Mrs. Margaret Connelly of Fishers,
mother of the late John Connelly, were held at St. Patrick's church
From Canandaigua Chronicle 5 June 1907
Mrs. Mary A. Connelly died at the home of her son, Francis
Connelly, north of the village, Monday. She was born in Monaghan,
Ireland, 82 years ago and has been a resident of this village for the
past fifty years. She is survived by eight children, Cornelius
Connelly, Mrs. A. J. Groff and Mrs. John Maher, all of Bergen; James
Connelly of Rochester; Mrs. Mary Freer of Detroit, Mich., Francis and
Edward Connelly and Mrs. Jane Connelly, all of Canandaigua. The funeral
will be held from St. Mary's church this morning.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 May 1905
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah Brophy Connelly, widow of the late
John Connelly, died at her home north of this village, at 11 o'clock on
Thursday evening, at the age of
71 years. She was in perfect health until a week ago, and death was
due to rheumatism of the heart. Mrs. Connelly was born in Queens
County, Ireland, in 1834, and when fourteen years of age, came to the
United States and for the past forty years has been a respected
resident of this village. Her husband died January 23, 1904. She is
survived by one son, John E. Connelly of this village; four
grandchildren, Miss Mary Connelly of Shortsville; Richard, Malcolm, and
Miss Frances Connelly, of Maine; four nephews, Thomas F. Brophy of
Shortsville; John Brophy of Phelps; James Brophy of Rochester; Samuel
Lannon of Clifton Springs; and two nieces, Mrs. James Barry of Penn Yan
and Mrs. John Flynn of Shortsville.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 November 1910
Thomas F. Connelly died last night at 9:20 o'clock at his home,
No. 11 West avenue. He is survived by five sons, John, Martin and
Thomas of this city, Timothy of Jersey City, and Michael of Denver,
Col.,; and two daughters, Mary and Bridget of this city.
From Geneva Gazette 20 April 1894
Michael Conners, the well-known truckman, died last Tuesday after
a very brief illness. A year or so ago, Mr. C. was a victim of
the grippe and so ill that his life was then despaired of. But he
pulled through and resumed his occupation altho' he did not wholly
regain his wonted health and strength. The last attack befell him
last Sunday, and it ran its fatal course in 48 hours. Mr. Conners was
aged about 60 years and he has resided in Geneva about 40 years.
For a man of his limited education he was remarkably well
informed, particularly in current political history and other passing
events, and was an entertaining conversationalist. He acquired a
comfortable home on North street, the fruits of his earnings and
savings. He leaves a widow, two sons and two daughters. His
funeral took place yesterday from St. Francis de Sales Church.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 August 1908
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - At about 10 o'clock on Tuesday morning
occurred the death of Patrick Henry Conney, at the home of his
sister, Mrs. Edward Devereaux, in this village. Mr. Conney was born in
Ireland and was 64 years of age. The funeral and burial will be in
Chicago, where the body was sent today. Mr. Conney has been a resident
of this village for over a year. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs.
Devereaux, of Clifton Springs, and Mrs. Hurley of Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Journal 8 September 1899
Phelps, N. Y. - Andrew Connolly, an old resident of this village,
was found dead in his chair under a tree in his yard last week
Thursday, aged 85 years. His death was due to heart trouble, he having
been in poor health for a long time. Two sons, Hugh, of Australia, and
Robert E., of this village, and one daughter, Mrs. Henry Hewett,
Ontario County Journal 3 May 1878
Killed by the Cars - At about eleven o'clock last Monday forenoon,
a man named John Connolly was killed on the railroad track
just south of the outlet bridge. He was standing on the track,
and was seen by the engineer on the train, which was approaching him
from the north. The whistle sounded, and it was supposed he would
step off the track, as he stood facing the approaching train. But he
did not move, and as it was too late to stop the train, the locomotive
struck him, throwing him upon one of the rails, and
his right leg was crushed to a jelly. He died very soon, probably from
loss of blood. His remains were brought to Crane's undertaking rooms,
and properly provided for. Coroner Shannon summoned a jury and
held an inquest on Tuesday, eliciting the facts about as stated above.
Connolly was about 60 years of age, and, though harmless, was
considered weak-minded and incapable of taking care of himself. He
strayed away from the county house Monday morning, and probably stopped
in his wanderings on the track to rest.
From Geneva Daily Times
23 January 1904
Shortsville, N. Y. - Another case of asphyxiation, the second
within a week, has
occurred in this village. Mr. and Mrs. John Connolly,
an aged couple lived in the northern part of Shortsville, on the
Manchester road, and while a small boy was passing the place yesterday
afternoon he peered in the window and saw that Mr. Connolly lay,
dressed in his night clothes, across the bed, while his wife,
apparently dead, was in a chair near by. The child went for help, and
when the door was burst open, those entering the house were nearly
suffocated with coal gas. Mr. Connolly was dead. His wife was
unconscious, but will
probably recover. Mr. Connolly was about seventy-five years of age
and had been a resident of this village for twenty years. He leaves one
son, John Connolly, of Mottsville, N. Y.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 January 1908
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Patrick Connolly occurred at
his home on Clifton Street yesterday morning. He had been ill several
months. Mr. Connolly was a well-known stone mason of this place and had
lived here a number of years. He was about sixty years of age and
leaves a widow,
two sons and five daughters, also three brothers, Robert of Rochester,
Jeremiah of Geneva, and Cornelius of Waterloo.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 September 1906
Mrs. Thomas Connolly, aged 61 years, died this morning at 5:20
o'clock at her home, No. 11 West avenue. The deceased was born in the
county of Galway, Ireland, and came to this country thirty-nine years
ago. Her death was caused by a paralytic stroke. Besides her husband,
she is survived by five sons, John, Thomas, and Martin, of this city;
Timothy of Jersey City, and Michael, of Sonora, Mexico; two daughters,
Mary and Bridget. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 January 1904
The body of Patrick Connor, which was taken from the canal
Saturday afternoon, was buried at 4 o'clock this afternoon in St.
Patrick's cemetery. Word was sent to Watervliet, N. Y. where the
relatives of the man were supposed to live, announcing the recovery of
the body. An answer was received which stated that the deceased was
survived only by his aged mother, who was unable to bear the expense of
having the body brought to Watervliet for burial, but requested that it
should be interred in a Catholic cemetery. Coroner Weyburn issued a
burial certificate on the grounds of accidental drowning.
From Ontario County Journal 1 January 1897
Phelps, N. Y. - The funeral services of the late Mrs. Sarah
Connor, who died on Dec. 24, were held at St. Francis church last
Sunday afternoon. The deceased, who was 75 years of age at the time of
her death, died of cerebral hemorrhage, caused by a fall some time
previous. The deceased was a sister of Peter Riley of this village, and
resided with him at the time of her death.
From Ontario County Journal 4 November 1898
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Bridget Connors, living on Mary street, died
last week Thursday morning after a long illness, aged 80 years. Four
sons and one daughter survive. The funeral services were held at St.
Francis' church last Saturday forenoon at 10 o'clock.
From Ontario County Journal 26 July 1895
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Another very sudden death was that of Mary,
wife of Charles Connors, living about a mile south of the
tillage, on Saturday evening, of heart trouble. The family, after
eating supper, were preparing to come to the village, when Mrs. Connors
dropped dead instantly. The funeral services were held on Tuesday
morning from St. Agnes' church. Besides the husband, two children, a
son and daughter, are left.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 December 1901
Mrs. Michael Connors died at the family residence, in Pre-emption
street, at 12:45 o'clock this morning, aged 31 years. The deceased is
survived by a husband and two small children. The funeral will
take place from St. Francis de Sales church at 9 o'clock Monday
morning. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 17 March 1893
A man named Timothy Connors died at the County House last
Friday morning, at the age of 82 years. Keeper Wisner, out of
curiosity, traced back the house records and found that Connors was
first entered upon the books in the year 1842 and that during the
greater part of the fifty-one years since that time, he had been
content to make the Alms House his home.
From Ontario County Journal 29 November 1895
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Conoly died at her home on
Hibbard Ave., Sunday evening, aged 75 years. She had been suffering
from nervous prostration for some time. She leaves a brother to mourn
her sad demise. Interment took place Wednesday in the Catholic cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 August 1907
Naples, N. Y. - The death of Miss Sarah Conoughty occurred
years. Miss Conoughty was born near Waterford, N. Y.,
and was one of a family of eight children. She is survived by two
Miss Mary Conoughty and Mrs. Margaret Wilson, and by several nieces and
nephews. The funeral will be held from the Conoughty home on Main
and will be conducted by Rev. Charles MacLean.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 July 1896
Mrs. Ginerva Conover, wife of Peter Conover, died this morning at
12:30 of paralysis. As she had been an invalid
for over a year, her death was not entirely unexpected, but it was
nevertheless a shock to her many friends. She leaves a husband and
one son to mourn her departure. The funeral services will be held
tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock at her late residence, Rev. Dr. Rankine
From Victor Herald 3 November 1894
William Conover, one of the best known and most highly
respected residents of this village, died at his home on Maple avenue
Monday evening, Oct. 29th, the eighty-second anniversary of his birth.
Mr. Conover was born in the west part of this town when it was almost a
wilderness; his father emigrated from one of the eastern states before
canals and railroads were dreamed of. The family consisted of five boys
and five girls, and as soon as they grew up they purchased a small farm
two miles from this village, and by industry and frugality they were
enabled to add to this from time to time until they became the most
extensive land owners in the town. They were remarkable for their
fidelity to and affection for each other. William married Rebecca Van
Vechten in 1844 and established their home on the farm now occupied by
George Mayer, where they lived til about May, 1868, when they moved to
this village, where he went into the coal and lumber business. He gave
up active business about five years ago,
and since that time has lived in quiet retirement, enjoying the fruits
a life of honest industry. Mr. Conover was held in the highest esteem
his acquaintances; he was a man of the strictest integrity, cheerful,
and always ready to assist in every good work. He was a member of the
church and a liberal contributor to its support.
Besides his widow he leaves one brother, John Conover, a daughter, Mrs.
Geo. M. Shanks, a granddaughter, Miss Jennie Sidell, all of this town,
and one grandson, W. C. Frederick, of Rochester. The funeral service
was conducted by the pastor, Rev. Mr. Frost, at the family home
Thursday afternoon; the interment was at Boughton Hill cemetery.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 27 March 1907
Naples, N. Y. - After a brief illness but one of intense
suffering, Charles Conrad, a strong young man of fine
physique, only 22 years old, succumbed to tetanus, Wednesday, March 20.
He was drawing wood on his farm southwest of the village a few days
before and fell, striking upon a stub which penetrated his lower lip.
He received little pain from it until Thursday following, when suddenly
he was taken with intense suffering and lived only 24 hours. His death
occasions sadness not only in his family circle, but in the community,
where he was highly regarded. He had been married but a year and a
half. His wife, who was Miss Libbie Peck, of Cohocton, and a baby
daughter survive him; also his mother, Mrs. F. W. Griesa of Naples; and
a brother and two sisters.
From Geneva Daily Times 31 May 1905
Phelps, N. Y. - James Conroy, aged 70, died Sunday evening at his
home southeast of Phelps after a protracted illness. He is survived by
his widow and one son. The funeral was held this morning at St. Francis
de Sales Catholic church, Geneva.
From Ontario County Journal 20 March 1896
It was dark and stormy on Wednesday night; this may be a reasonable
explanation of the strange and sad tragedy that was enacted at the lake
about 10 o'clock, when James F. Conroy drove his fine, big,
bay team off the pier and with them was drowned. Thursday morning about
8 o'clock, George Herendeen, the boat builder, noticed as he approached
his workshop, which is situated near the end of the pier, that a lumber
wagon stood peculiarly close to the edge of the pier, and this impelled
him to investigate. Looking into the "basin" he saw there in the thin
ice, the bodies of the two horses. He at once sent word uptown to the
police station, and a number of men were soon at work removing the
bodies of the horses; in doing so the stiffened corpse of Conroy was
found also partly frozen in the thin ice. The remains of the man were
at once placed on a sleigh and taken to the police station. Coroner
Hallenbeck being notified in the meantime, arrived as soon as the body
reached the station, and he immediately empannelled a jury as follows:
Foreman, Henry C. Sutherland; F. G. Hulse, C. W. Darling, George Huie,
A. S. Hitchcock, Stanley North, W. A. Brown and C. D. Graves. The
remains were viewed, and it was ascertained that Conroy's watch had
stopped at 9:57 o'clock. The time for the inquest was fixed at 7
o'clock tomorrow night at the trustees' rooms in the town house. The
brother of the deceased was in town at the time the remains were found,
and he at once secured the services of Undertaker O'Leary, who took
charge of the body. James F. Conroy was a widower and left no children.
The survivors are a number of brothers and sisters residing at Gorham
and Ogdensburg. Deceased was aged 40 years.
It is stated by persons acquainted with the drowned man, that he was
very much under the influence of liquor Wednesday night, and one of his
friends induced him to go to a hotel in town, where it was thought he
would be cared for over night, but it seems he decided to try and go
home, and it is very probable that he lost his bearings when he reached
the lake, and instead of turning onto the lakeshore road, he drove
straight out upon the pier, nearly to the end, and then turned his team
suddenly off into the water. One of the theories advanced is that he
lost control of the horses, that were young and high spirited, and that
they ran away with him. It hardly seem probable that a team of horses
could be induced to plunge off the pier, especially as it was necessary
for them to pass upon and over the freight platform and the rather high
coping at the pier edge. The catastrophe was a peculiar as well as a
From Geneva Daily Times 3 August 1908
The funeral of James T. Conroy, son of Martin Conroy of
Stanley, the young student of St. Andrews' Seminary, Rochester, who was
drowned in the Genesee river near Rush last week, was held from the
home of his father, on the No. 9 road at 9 o'clock and from St. Francis
DeSales church at 10 o'clock this morning. The funeral was largely
attended. In addition to the friends of the family a number of the
students at St. Bernard's and St. Andrew's seminaries were in
attendance. The solemn high mass of requiem was said with the Rev. H.
H. McCabe of Stanley, celebrant; Rev. Father Kennedy of Hammondsport,
deacon and Rev. Father Muckle of Stanley, subdeacon. Rev. William
McPadden, assistant rector of St. Francis DeSales church, was master of
ceremonies and two of the students of St. Bernard's Seminary acted as
acoylites. In addition the following clergymen occupied seats in the
sanctuary: Rt. Rev. Joseph Hendricks of Ovid; Very Rev. W. A. McDonald,
pastor of St. Francis DeSales church; Rev. James T. Dougherty, of
Canandaigua; Rev. Father Gommingey of Lyons and Rev. S. V. McPadden,
pastor of St. Stephen's church. Burila was made in St. Patrick's
From Ontario County Journal 27 March 1896
Phelps, N. Y. - Maggie Conroy, wife of the late John Conroy, died
Sunday of dropsy, aged 65 years. She had been sick for several months.
The funeral services were held from St. Francis church last Tuesday
morning. She left no relatives in this country.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 September 1906
Mrs. Mary Conroy, wife of Martin Conroy, died yesterday morning
at 9:30 o'clock at her home, five miles west of this city. The deceased
was thirty-nine years of age and has been a sufferer from tuberculosis
for a long time. Besides her husband she is survived by three sons,
James T., Martin, and Cornelius E., three daughters, Katherine C., Mary
E., Margaret A., father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Conway, and
five brothers, Cornelius E. and Edward of Chicago, John and Hugh
of California, and William of Naples. The funeral will take place
From Ontario County Journal 1 November 1889
Frederick Converse died at Miller's Corners on Friday evening,
October 25th, aged 83 years. Mr. Converse was formerly a resident of
Bristol, in this county, but removed to Mendon about thirty-two years
ago, where he has since resided with the exception of the last two
He leaves a widow and one daughter. His funeral was attended from his
residence on Sunday afternoon. A marked feature of the service was the
singing by the Connal brothers and Mrs. Connal, which was exceptionally
From Ontario County Journal 14 May 1880
Died at the residence of Gardner Sheldon in Farmington, on
Saturday, May 8, 1880, Mrs. Converse, wife of Joseph Converse,
who was an elderly woman, and has spent most of her of her life in
Farmington. She was buried last Monday.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 May
Daniel Conway, thirty-five years of age, conductor of the
switching crew for the Lehigh Valley, died at the city hospital shortly
after 1 o'clock this afternoon as a result of injuries received an hour
and a half before while his crew was switching in Torrey Park. The man
had both legs cut off and was pinned beneath the truck of a freight car
for a half hour before it was possible to get him out. Owing to the
blood and other injuries, it was impossible to save the man.
Conway went to work at 11 o'clock this morning leaving his wife and two
children romping in the front yard of their Center street home. Upon
engine and crew, they went to Torrey Park to shift some cars. In the
process of moving cars for the American Can company, the Baltimore
& Ohio car bearing the number 66,394
was pushed into the siding just south of the works of the Torrey Park
Preserving company's warehouse. Conway was on top of the
car braking. While tightening up the brake the entire brakebeam and
platform gave away hurling him to the ground directly in front of
the moving car. His legs fell across the south rail, with his body
lying in the center of the track. Both wheels passed over his legs,
but his body caught on the beams of the truck. He was dragged along
in this position between the ties. When the car came to rest it was
found that it was impossible to extricate the man from his position.
When the man was finally lifted, it was found that he was probably
fatally injured. His injuries were temporarily dressed by H.
DeForest Patterson, an employe at the American Can works. The man
was then removed to the hospital where Dr. McCarthy took charge of him.
The physician found one of the man's legs cut off close to the hip,
while the other was severed just below the knee. He said shortly after
seeing him that he had no chances of recovery.
In the meantime several of the Lehigh employes went to Center street to
tell the news of the accident to the wife, who had bidden her husband
goodbye scarcely an
hour before, and who was still romping with her two little boys in the
dooryard. Before they reached the house, however, the news preceded
them and one of the neighbors had told the woman. She
was almost frantic and started at once for the hospital. She was
therefore present at the death of her husband, as was also Father
and William Henson, one of the brakemen in the crew. Mr. Conway was
one of the most careful and trusted employes on the road, and had been
in the employ of the Lehigh for about nine years. He and his crew
went to work at 11 o'clock in the morning, switched for a period each
day at the station, then made a run to Seneca Falls, returning to
the city at 4 o'clock. The remainder of the day was spent switching in
From Ontario County Journal 17 January 1890
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Conway died at her home in this
place on Tuesday evening, Jan. 7th, aged 87 years. Several days before
her death, she fell against the stove and sustained a serious fracture
of the skull, from which she suffered until it was decided to remove
part that pressed against the brain, which was accordingly done on
by Dr. W. W. Skinner, assisted by Dr. Beahan of Canandaigua. The
seemed better for a time, but from weakness and old age combined, she
not recover from the shock. The remains were taken to Geneva on
for burial. She was greatly respected and honored by her many friends
neighbors. She is survived by her sons, Henry Conway, of this place and
who resides in the western part of the state.
From Ontario County Journal 17 November 1882
Rushville, N. Y. - William Conway, a blacksmith in this village,
did some work in his shop on Monday, Nov. 13, as usual. He retired at
8, and before morning was dead. He was sick about two hours. He was 38
years of age, and leaves a wife and two bright children and an aged
mother to mourn his sudden death.
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