"Co" to "Com" Obituaries



From Shortsville Enterprise 24 September 1914

The remains of Mrs. Dorman Coates, a former Shortsville resident, were brought to this place from Rochester on Wednesday and interred in Brookside Cemetery. Mrs. Coates died in Rochester on Monday morning, aged 47 years. Caner of the liver was the cause of death. She was a native of Palmyra. Rev. D. H. Mackenzie had charge of the service at the graveside. She leaves her husband, four sons, four daughters, her mother, two sisters and one brother.



From Ontario County Journal 26 July 1889

T. Jefferson Coates, of Hopewell, died on Monday evening in the eighty-sixth year of his age. Mr. Coates has been a great sufferer for 12 years. He was born in Rensselaer county, on April 1, 1814, and was one of the pioneers of Genesee county. In 1817 he moved to the town of Manchester, where he resided until 1850, when he moved to the home where he died. He has held several civil and military positions, and by his honorable career as a business man and his upright life has won the esteem of all who knew him. His wife, 84 years of age, two sons and one daughter survive him.



From Shortsville Enterprise 1 January 1909

Mrs. Wesley F. Coates,
a well-known and highly respected resident of the town of Manchester, died at her home, five miles northeast of Manchester on Friday morning, December 18th. The funeral was held on Sunday, Rev. J. Scott Ebersole, pastor of the Canandaigua Baptist church, officiating. The interment was in Sunnyside Cemetery. Mrs. Coates was fifty years of age and had been an invalid for a number of years. Her physician, Dr. L. H. Smith of Palmyra pronounced death to be due to acute inflammation of the bile duct and a giving out of the heart. These complications were doubtless caused by her long years of invalidism, during which time she manifested a beautiful Christian character, bearing her sufferings with great patience and fortitude. She was formerly Miss Asenath Campbell of Palmyra, where she passed her youth and has a great many friends who will grieve to learn of her death. She also leaves many friends in Canandaigua and vicinity. She is survived by her husband, Wesley F. Coates, one son, Allen W. Coates, of Manchester; five daughters, Mrs. E. G. Parmele, Mrs. S. E. Phillips, and Mrs. Roy W. Wheeler, all of Canandaigua; and Misses Lillian and Bessie Coates of Manchester.



From Ontario County Journal 22 February 1884

Shortsville, N. Y. -
It was with genuine sorrow and regret that the people of this community heard of the sudden death of Mr. Wm. Coats, from apoplexy, on the morning of Feb. 12th. He retired Monday evening, complaining slightly of not feeling very well, otherwise in his usual health. A large man, of full habit, it does not seem surprising that he should be stricken down by a malady which seems to grow yearly more prevalent. The solemn, impressive funeral services were held Thursday at eleven A. M. He leaves a wife, three sons, and two little daughters, the youngest 9 years of age. Mr. C. was the son of a prominent minister, who for many years was Presiding Elder among the Methodists. 



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 20 January 1869

Died, in this village, on the 9th inst., Mrs. Cornelia P. Cobb, aged 65 years. Mrs. Cobb, and her surviving sisters, Mrs. W. W. Gorham of this place, and Mrs. Peter Townsend, of New York City, were the daughters of Jasper Parrish, one of the earliest settlers of Canandaigua, with whose remarkable history all our citizens are familiar. The loss of her husband in 1841, by a terrible accident on Lake Erie, was soon followed by loss of health; and for many years her life has been a rare example of God's dealing with those "whom he loveth", and of the grace which can sustain the spirit and make it triumph over the acutest bodily sufferings.



From Geneva Gazette 23 July 1880

Mr. Nahum Cobb,
an old and respected citizen of Phelps, died last Saturday of paralysis, three strokes affecting him in quick succession.



From Ontario County Journal 3 December 1886

Died, in Geneva, Friday evening, November 26, of heart disease, Stewart S. Cobb, aged 66 years. Mr. Cobb was a well-known business man of Geneva, having been engaged in the wood and produce business in that village for a number of years. He was a lifelong and intimate friend of the late Secretary Folger. The funeral was held at Geneva last Monday at 10:30 o'clock and was very largely attended. The remains were taken to Penn Yan for interment.



From Ontario County Journal 29 March 1889

Richmond, N. Y. - Mrs. Wm. Cobb was buried in Lake View Cemetery, Honeoye, last Sunday, the 24th inst. The funeral services were held in the Congregational church, Rev. S. M. Day officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 16 December 1892

Honeoye, N. Y. - Sanford Coburn
died Sunday afternoon last, aged 75 years. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Nye, of Allens Hill, officiating. The remains were interred in Lake View Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 10 May 1889

William W. Coburn,
of Seneca Castle, a brakeman on the Northern Central railroad, was caught in a frog while coupling cars at Newark on Saturday, and so seriously injured that he died the same evening.  The deceased leaves a mother and two brothers, who reside at Seneca Castle.  He carried an insurance on his life in the railroad relief fund of $500.  He was 22 years of age.



From Ontario County Journal 29 September 1893

Honeoye, N. Y. - Mrs. Bridget Cochran,
the wife of James Cochran, for many years a tenant on the John G. Briggs farm at the head of the lake, died after a lingering illness on Wednesday, Sept. 20, aged 67 years.



From Ontario County Journal 28 September 1877

Canadice, N. Y. - Mrs. Jane Cochrane
departed this life yesterday morning at the residence of her son-in-law, E. A. Stillman, aged 78 years.  The deceased has been with her daughter, Mrs. Stillman, for the last two years, a part of the time enjoying very good health; and now she is released from the afflictions of life and admitted into the rest of the saints.  She leaves two daughters and one son beside other relatives and friends to mourn her departure.  The funeral services will be held at the house today, after which the body will be taken to Rochester for burial.



From Victor Herald 16 February 1900

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
Last Saturday night occurred the death of Joseph Cockerill, at the age of 71 years. He was ill for a long time and a great sufferer. Funeral services were held at his late home Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. L. A. Stevens officiating. He leaves his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Webb, to survive him. Mr. Cockerill was very much thought of by all who knew him, a good neighbor and a reliable man in every place.



From Victor Herald 9 August 1901

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Burton Codding
of West Bloomfield, but well-known by many of our residents here died Tuesday noon, at the age of 34 years. He had been ill since spring. He was a lifelong resident of the Bloomfields, being born in what is now West Bloomfield, where the family then resided. He was well-known and there was a large attendance at the funeral.



From Ontario County Journal 31 March 1893

Died at her home in Bristol Center, March 18, 1893, Mrs. H. M. Codding, aged 53 years and 9 months. She leaves a husband and three daughters and one son to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate wife and mother. She was the
daughter of Isaiah and Rachel Case and the youngest of the family of ten children, the oldest having died in infancy and the remaining eight brothers and sisters are still living. She was a sister of Mrs. B. H. Case of Chetopa, Kansas, Jonathan J. Case, of Armada, Mich., Mrs. John Gregg, Mrs. C. J. Canfield, Watson W. Case, and Isaiah I. Case, of Canandaigua. During many years of suffering she was greatly sustained from above as will best be shown by an extract from a letter written by herself to other members of the "shut-in" Society, and published in their little paper, The Open Window, in November, 1892: "Eight years ago I was told by my physician that my disease was incurable. Soon after the dear Lord, who had kept me all the way through, and led me to take him for my physician as well as Savior, to do and suffer his sweet will. One of the precious lessons I have learned of Jesus since He has called me aside is that our Heavenly Father will not let anything reach His children that is not for their highest good. However dark it may look to us, it is all clear to him. He showers down His blessings without number, but trials and afflictions are weighed with exactness and not one bit more is permitted to come to us than is necessary for the needful work. When passing through the most extreme suffering, I just rest trustingly in His arms, realizing that, although He leads me through the furnace of affliction, He is only working out for me a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory." The blessing it brings to trust Him wholly is more to me than perfect health could be. When suffering most, the precious promises are brought so forcibly to my mind, that I find it grand to look to Jesus."



From Ontario County Journal 10 March 1899

Bristol Center, N. Y. - Henry M. Codding,
a well-known and former resident of this place, died on Sunday afternoon, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Marcia Wicks, near Troy, after a short illness of pneumonia , aged 61 years. The funeral was held on Wednesday, from the Congregational church, Rev. Post officiating. Mr. Codding is survived by three daughters, Miss Lottie of Aurora, Ill.; Mrs. Frank Wicks of Troy; Mrs. Charles Norton of East Bloomfield; and one son, Bert Codding of Bristol; also two sisters, Mrs. A. W. Beach of this place, and Mrs. Albert Judevine of Canandaigua.



From Ontario County Journal 26 August 1892

Bristol Center, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Mary P. Codding occurred on Tuesday morning, August 16. The funeral was held from the Congregational church Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Badgley officiating. Mrs. Codding had been feeble for a long time, and for months had been helpless. She was 83 years old, having spent nearly all of her life in this town. She leaves one son, Henry M., and two daughters, Mrs. Arnold Beach, of this place, and Mrs. Albert Jeudevine of Canandaigua.



From Ontario County Journal 14 January 1910

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Myron Codding,
a highly esteemed citizen of Bloomfield, died of cancer of the stomach, at his home south of this village, on Monday evening. Mr. Codding has been quite ill since Christmas. He was over 70 years old and has been for many years a resident of this town. He is survived by his wife and three children, William of Dakota, and Moses and Mrs. Edith Dillon, of this place. The funeral was held yesterday, the services being conducted by Rev. Babbitt of Baptist Hill.



From Victor Herald 25 September 1903

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -
M. H. Codding and family received news Friday of the death of Sarah, wife of their son, Moses F. H. Codding, at her home in Buffalo Thursday night, September 17th. Mrs. Codding left that night for Buffalo, returning the next night, with her son and the remains, also the young babe, who will be tenderly cared for by Mrs. Codding. Moses Codding, who has always lived in this town until last winter, has the sympathy of many friends in his sorrow. Funeral services were held from the home of Myron Codding Monday at two o'clock, Rev. W. D. Robinson officiating. Burial at Evergreen cemetery, Bristol.



From Ontario County Journal 14 January 1887

Bristol Centre, N. Y. - Deacon Stephen A. Codding
died on Dec. 29th, at half past seven o'clock, and was buried on Sunday, Jan. 2d, in the cemetery at Bristol Centre. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Wheelock at the Congregational church. Mr. Codding was born in Bristol in 1805, and had always been a resident of the town, excepting four years spent in the town of Bloomfield and eighteen months in Illinois. He was Supervisor of the town of Bristol for four years, and was generally respected for his good qualities.

From Ontario County Times 5 January 1887

Bristol Centre, N. Y. -
Died at his home in Bristol Centre, Wednesday evening, December 29th, Stephen A. Codding, aged 83 years. Mr. Codding has been a great sufferer for some time, but we did not realize his end was so near. He leaves an aged wife, two daughters, one Mrs. A. W. Beach, and the other, Mrs. Albert Jeudevine of Canandaigua; and one son, Henry Codding of Bristol; and a large number of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. The last sad rites were held on Sunday at the Congregational church, of which church he had long been a member. The house was filled with relatives and friends, many from adjoining towns. The services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Wheelock, pastor of the church, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Byrom of the M. E. church, and were most solemn and impressive. Mr. Wheelock spoke words of comfort from the text, "Set thine house in order, " found in second Kings, 20th chapter, the last part of the first verse. The death of Mr. Codding has cast a gloom over many hearts, as he was loved and respected by all who knew him. To his many friends he was one of earth's noble ones. The family have the sympathy of these many friends in their bereavement.



From Geneva Daily Times 5 January 1898

Mrs. Bella W. Codey
died on Monday at the home of her sister, Mrs. James Squires, in Seneca, aged 65 years. The funeral will take place from the house at 11 o'clock Thursday morning, the 6th inst., at which Rev. A. B. Temple will officiate. Interment will be made in No. 9 cemetery, town of Seneca.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 September 1905

Charles A. Codington,
forty-two years of age, died last evening at 6:30 o'clock at his home, No. 13 Burrall Avenue, from consumption after a two years' illness. He was born in this city where he resided throughout his life. For a number of years he was a conductor on the Lehigh Valley. He was a member of the North Presbyterian church and the Scoon Bible class. He was active in fraternal circles and at one time was president of Geneva Legion, No. 13, N. P. L. He was also a member of Old Castle Lodge, No. 299 I. O. O. F. and White Springs Lodge No. 132, A. O. U. W. He is survived by his widow and two daughters, Miss Minnie and Carrie Codington, both of Geneva. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the house and at 3 o'clock from the North Presbyterian church. Rev. N. B. Remick, D. D., will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 8 October 1875

The death of Chas. T. Codington is announced this week.  He was a native of Geneva, and oldest son of the late Samuel O. Codington of Castle street.  Charley was a companion of our boyhood days, frank, open and honest.  He had but one enemy and of that we refrain from speaking now that he has passed away.  We are reminded by his death that the circle of middle-aged citizens "to the manner born" is rapidly contracting -- a few more years and none will be left to rehearse early remembrances of our dear old home.



From Geneva Daily Times 5 April 1904

Mrs. Frances J. Codington,
wife of Superintendent Charles S. Codington, of the Cayuga and Seneca canal, died at 2:30 o'clock this morning at her home, No. 134 William street, aged fifty-two years. The cause of death is attributed to heart failure, although the deceased has not been well since she had typhoid fever a year ago. She was born in this city February 29, 1852, being the only daughter of the late William Combs. Mr. Codington was a member of First Methodist church and for years was an active worker in the various societies of the church. Besides her husband, the deceased is survived by one daughter, Miss Laura S. Codington, and one son, Charles R. Codington, both of this city. The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the house. Burial will be in Glenwood.



From Geneva Daily Times 21 January 1904

George W. Codington,
whose funeral took place at 3 o'clock this afternoon from his late home, 65 John street, was for many years connected with the boat-building industry of this city. He was born in this city seventy-eight years ago. He lived here until the early fifties, when he moved to New York. In 1870, he returned to rebuild the fleet of four craft, then on Seneca lake. This work was in progress nearly three years. Since that time he had been connected with a number of minor boatbuilding enterprises. The deceased is survived by one sister, Mrs. Carl Soper, of Brooklyn, and three daughters, Mrs. A. G. Chamberlain of Syracuse, Mrs. R. Loveland of Buffalo, and Miss Isabella Codington of this city; also one son, Charles S. Codington, superintendent of the Seneca and Cayuga canal.

From Geneva Advertiser 26 January 1904

Another old citizen has passed away, George G. Codington of John street, born in Geneva in 1826, and consequently was past 77 years of age. His birthplace was the brick house that used to stand on the Castle street hill, opposite the Ruckel farm, now all owned by the Maxwell Brothers. His father was Samuel Codington, a contracting carpenter, who owned a sawmill and large carpenter shop there. He had a large family of children, of whom all the sons became carpenters and contractors, except the youngest, Edward, or "Wig", as he was known in youth. We think there were six sons and two daughters, and we know of but one surviving, Mrs. Carolyn Soper of Greater New York. George, we believe, was the third son. There was quite a colony of boys on Castle street in the early '40's but they are all dead or moved away except one, but it is so all over town, and it is to be expected. No streets in Geneva show greater changes than do Castle and Main streets. For example, the family of Mr. Phineas Prouty, from the elder down to the younger was a large and influential one, now reduced to four residing here, Mr. and Mrs. Chew, T. H. Chew and Mrs. Coxe -- not one bearing the Prouty name remaining here.



From Geneva Gazette 14 January 1898

The death of Mrs. Wm. H. Cody is announced, occurring at the home of her sister, Mrs. James Squires in Seneca January 3rd. She was the daughter of Robert Black, an old time farmer of the Millspaugh district, and an aunt on the mother's side of the numerous Schell boys -- Robert, Richard, Albert and John.  Mrs. Cody leaves no children and was about 67 years old.



From Geneva Gazette 31 March 1899

Mr. Charles Coe
died at his residence, 44 Elmwood Avenue, last Wednesday, 29th inst., aged about 77 years.  He was born on a farm a few miles south of this city and always resided near or in Geneva.  W. N. Coe is his nephew and W. W. Coe his grand nephew.  The deceased enjoyed an extensive acquaintance and was highly esteemed by all.  Funeral tomorrow (Saturday) at the house; interment at Bellona.



From Geneva Advertiser 10 November 1903

William W. Coe
died at his home near Earls Nov. 5th, aged 79 years. He was pretty well-known about here as a horseman. His widow and three sons survive, W. Nelson Coe of this city, Frank of Benton, and Charles C., now of Butte, Montana.



From Ontario County Journal 28 July 1899

Phelps, N. Y. -
The remains of C. Howard Coflin, who was killed by the cars at Rochester last Monday morning, were brought to this place on Tuesday afternoon. The funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the residence of his grandmother, Mrs. Mary Goo, on Ontario street. The interment was made in the Phelps cemetery. The deceased formerly resided in this place and married Miss Gertrude Hiller, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hiller. He is survived by a wife and three small children, one son and two daughters. He was 38 years of age at the time of his death, and had been employed on the Central road for quite a number of years.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 June 1905

Seth Colby,
aged 79 years, died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Vet Berhamus, of Hopewell. Besides his daughter, the deceased is survived by two sons, Sherman Colby of Wayne county, and H. B. Colby of Rochester. The funeral will take place at 11 o'clock tomorrow morning from the house, Rev. A. L. Densmore of the Methodist Episcopal church of Hopewell officiating.



From Geneva Daily Times 16 January 1909

Enrico Colella
died yesterday at 10:30 at the City Hospital. The remains were taken to the undertaking rooms of Devaney & Fletcher, from where the funeral will take place Tuesday, the time to be announced later. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery.



From Victor Herald 25 February 1893

Manchester, N. Y. - Mrs. Agnes Cole
, wife of Frank Cole, died at her home on Main street, in this village, on Friday night of last week. Her husband returned from Chicago a few moments after her death, she was seriously ill only five days. She leaves beside her husband, three children, the youngest about seven months old. Much sympathy is expressed for the grief-stricken husband and his motherless children. The funeral was held at the Methodist church Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock.



From Ontario County Journal 22 January 1909

Bristol Center, N. Y. - Mrs. Clarissa Payne Cole,
wife of Jacob Cole, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Brandow, at West Hill, on Friday, after a long period of failing health. She was 75 years of age and was born in the town of Manchester, the daughter of Elisha Payne. The family home had been at Shortsville until recently when Mr. and Mrs. Cole came to reside with their daughter. The remains were taken to Shortsville where the funeral was held from the Methodist church on Tuesday afternoon. The interment was made in Brookside Cemetery in that place.



From Ontario County Journal 5 February 1892

Rushville, N. Y. -
On Sunday afternoon, Mrs. Hanna Cole died in this village, aged 85 years. On Monday morning her brother, George W. Cole, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Susley. The funerals of both were held at the Methodist church on Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Cole was 78 years old. He was well-known in both counties, having passed most of his life in Gorham. He leaves two sons in that town, Merritt and George W. Cole.



From Shortsville Enterprise 14 October 1915

We learn of the death of Jacob Cole, a former resident of this village, which occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert Brandow, at Bristol last week Wednesday night. He has been confined to his bed for a bout a year. Death was due to a general breaking down of the system, due to old age. His remains were interred in Brookside Cemetery in this place on Saturday.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 April 1904

Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Jane Cole,
widow of the late N. K. Cole, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lester Short, of Buffalo, Monday afternoon. She had been suffering from a severe attack of pneumonia, but the immediate cause of death was heart disease. Mrs. Cole, who had been a life-long resident of Manchester, was born July 29, 1832, her maiden name being Jane Allen. In 1853 she became the wife of N. K. Cole, who was one of Manchester's most prominent citizens. She is survived by two brothers, Henry of Canandaigua, and Ransom of Michigan; one sister, Mrs. Wheeler of Michigan, three sons and three daughters, Frank of Manchester; Clarence of Chicago; Louis of Chicago; Mrs. Walter H. Knapp of Canandaigua, Mrs. John R. Willson of Hopewell; Mrs. Lester E. Short of Buffalo. The funeral was held in Manchester at one o'clock this afternoon, conducted by Rev. Charles Eddy. Burial was in Brookside cemetery, Shortsville.



From Geneva Daily Times 10 November 1906

Phelps, N. Y. - The death of John D. Cole, for many years a blacksmith and iron worker of this place, occurred at his home on North Wayne street, Friday. He had been ill for several weeks with a cancer of the stomach. Mr. Cole was born in New Jersey seventy-seven years ago, and came here at an early age. For nearly seventy years he lived here with the exception of a few brief periods. He was twice married, his first wife dying several years ago. His second wife survives, also two sisters, Mrs. Bunnell of Phelps, and Mrs. Sarah George of Cedar Rapids, Mich. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon.



Lawrence A Cole was one of 9 children of Henry T COLE and Ida May BELLIS. Lawrence was a descendant of COLES who lived in GORHAM for 20 decades. My 4th gr-grandparents, John and Hannah COLE of Gorham, buried 1817 and 1816 in Baldwin Corners Cemetery, Gorham, NY were his 3rd gr-grandparents. I'm searching for other descendants and more info on this family.  Please contact me, Mary K. Ward, at email: mksroots at juno.com.  Following are obituaries for Lawrence and Roberta COLE: 
 
Obit: The Ledger [Lakeland, FL] Wed 5 Apr 2000 pg B4

"Lawrence Cole, Chauffer: Lakeland - Mr. Lawrence A Cole of Lakeland died Monday (April 3, 2000) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was 81. Born in Gorham, N.Y. on May 18, 1918, he came to Lakeland from Queens, N.Y. in 1989. He was a chauffeur. He was a protestant. He is survived by his wife, Roberta G. Cole, daughters, Roberta Gazis and Phyllis Brown, both of Lakeland; son Lawrence H. Cole, Congers, N.Y.; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Services will be at 11 this morning at Lakeland [FL] Funeral Home Chapel."
 
Obit: The Ledger [Lakeland, FL] 21 Nov 2002

"Roberta Cole, 85, Homemaker; Lakeland FL - Mrs. Roberta Gardner "Bobbie" Cole of Lakeland died of pneumonia Tuesday (Nov 19, 2002) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She was 85. Born in Queens, N.Y. on April 20 1917, she came to Lakeland from there in 1989. She was a homemaker. She was a protestant. Mrs Cole was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence A Cole. She is survived by her daughters, Roberta "Barbie" Gazis, Lakeland, FL; Phyllis "Cookie" Brown, Bahama, NC, son Lawrence "Butch" Cole, Congers, NY, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Friday at Lakeland [FL] Funeral Home. Services will follow at noon at the funeral home chapel."



From Ontario County Journal 8 May 1891

Nathaniel K. Cole,
of Manchester, one of the most widely and favorably known citizens of Ontario County, died at his home in that village last week Thursday morning in his 69th year, of cancer of the stomach. He was an enterprising citizen, prominent in the affairs of his town, the church and the county. He served the people ably and faithfully at various times in the offices of supervisor, justice of the peace, town clerk and postmaster. He had been the candidate of the Democratic party for county clerk and his personal popularity made him an exceptionally strong candidate, but he failed of election, because of the heavy Republican majority in the county. He leaves a widow and seven children.



From Geneva Daily Times 6 April 1909

Rushville, N. Y. -
At six o'clock Sunday morning occurred the death of Mrs. Raichel Cole at Willard State Asylum. The remains were brought here yesterday. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ashel Robinson and was born January 19, 1849, at Marbletown. On January 15, 1886, she was united in marriage to D. Merritt Cole, who, with their six children, survives. For several months Mrs. Cole has been a great sufferer from Brights Disease which affected her mind, but was tenderly and lovingly cared for at her home until a few weeks ago when it became necessary to remove her to Willard Asylum. Besides her husband, four sons, Robert of Canandaigua, Henry, Minor and Ernest, and two daughters, Mrs. Belmont Voorhees and Miss Ethel Cole, all of this place, also two brothers, Emmett Robinson and Lewis Robinson, and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Johnson and Mrs. Emma Bailey of Albion, Michigan, are left. The funeral services will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m., Rev. Bruce Pierce of Potter officiating. Burial is in the Rushville cemetery.



From Ontario County Times 11 May 1887

Rushville, N. Y. -
Died, May 1, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. H. Ansley, in Potter, Mrs. Sarah A. Cole, aged 71 years, after a long and tedious illness. The funeral services were held from the M. E. Church in Rushville May 3d, conducted by Rev. D. M. Young. Her remains were interred in the cemetery at this place. She leaves to mourn her death her husband, George W. Cole, two sons, George W. Cole, Jr., D. Merritt Cole of Gorham; and a daughter, Mrs. C. H. Ansley of Potter; several grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives. The hands once so busy have performed their allotted task and are now still in death. The deceased has lived the promised time of three score and ten years, her life has been a busy one, never idle, always doing something to add to the pleasure or comfort of those around her, self-denying almost to a fault. She was a member of the Baptist Church at Reed's Corners, she having been a member of that church since she was sixteen years of age. She died with a bright hope of her acceptance and a strong faith trusting in the Savior as her Mediator at the throne of God.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 14 June 1905

Naples, N. Y. -
In Hunts Hollow, Wednesday, June 7, occurred the death of Sarah Rathburn, widow of the late Daniel Cole. Deceased was 72 years of age and is survived by a brother, Henry Rathburn, a sister, Mrs. Louisa Cleveland, a nephew, Wm. Cleveland, and a niece, Mrs. Mary Davidson. Funeral services were held from her late home Friday at 2 p.m., Rev. H. L. Howard officiating. Interment in Hunts Hollow cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 23 March 1877

In the appropriate place in this paper is announced the death of Mrs. Eliza R. Coleman, in her sixty-ninth year. Eliza R. Graham was born in Frederick, Md., in 1808.  In 1826 she became the wife of Chester Coleman, who died in Canandaigua in 1861, at the age of 60 years.  In 1850 Mrs. C. and family moved to Brooklyn to care for her aged and infirm father, who died in 1853.  Two years later the family moved to Canandaigua, where they have since resided, respected by all who knew them. Mrs. Coleman has borne four children, two of whom survive her - Dr. A. G. Coleman and Mrs. Dr. J. B. Hayes, both residents of this village.  On assuming residence in Canandaigua, Mrs. Coleman became an active and efficient member of the first Congregational Church of this place, and her christian character and noble example have been, through all her years of usefulness, worthy of emulation.  Possessing ample means, her benevolence was unbounded, and no worthy object at home or abroad ever lacked the support and encouragement of her liberal hand.  Her unselfish and unostentatious liberality detracted nothing from her affections for home and family attractions, but rather augmented the grace and beauty of all her domestic relations.  She has been an invalid for the past year, and though a great sufferer, her christian character and fortitude bore her triumphantly to the closing scenes of life.



From Ontario County Journal 20 August 1909

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Coleman,
aged 63 years, died on Aug. 14 at her home on East avenue. She had been failing for a year. Her life had been one of loving toil for her large family, and she had most faithfully performed her duty to them and to the neighborhood, commanding the sincere esteem of all who knew of her self-sacrificing life. The family moved here from Wayland some 35 years ago. Her husband, Wesley Coleman, had served in the Civil War and she had to bear the heavier burden, he being disabled. Seven children have reached maturity and are useful citizens. The sons are Edwin, Frank and Theodore, the latter being a resident of Michigan. The daughters are Miss Jennie Coleman, Miss Margaret Coleman and Mrs. William West of Naples, and Mrs. Rose A. Carpenter of Rochester, all of whom were present at the funeral. Her maiden name was Sick, and four brothers and three sisters survive her. Rev. James Moss, of the Methodist church, officiated at the funeral on Monday afternoon.



From Geneva Daily Times 9 December 1908

Myron H. Coleman
died at his late residence, No. 36 Lafayette avenue, at noon today. The deceased was born in Junius, in Seneca county, September 28, 1833, and lived in that town until about 28 years ago when he moved to Geneva. He is survived by his widow, one son, J. Garth Coleman of Hoboken, N. J., and one daughter, Miss Ruth Coleman of this city. The funeral will take place from the house Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. David H. Craver, pastor of the North Presbyterian church will officiate and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 December 1903

Shortsville, N. Y. -
The funeral of Richard Collett, who for over fifty years was a resident of Farmington, was held at this home in this place yesterday afternoon. The interment was at the South Farmington cemetery. Mr. Collett was eighty-two years of age and is survived by a wife, one daughter and four sons.



From Geneva Daily Times 4 April 1910

Shortsville, N. Y. - 
At 6 o'clock yesterday morning occurred the death of Mrs. Sarah Randall Collett, an aged resident of the Town of Farmington, at her home, northwest of this village. Death was due to Bright's disease. Mrs. Collett came to this country in a party of 25 from England in 1851, and made her home in Farmington. In 1854 she was married to Richard Collett. She leaves three sons, Fred Collett, Hiram Collett and Sidney Collett, all of Farmington; one daughter, Mrs. Lettie Whittaker of Farmington; one brother, James Randall, and one sister, Mrs. Anna Moore, both of Farmington; also nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.



From Victor Herald 21 December 1895

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Daniel Collins,
a former well-known resident of Victor, was buried in the Rice Cemetery last Sunday afternoon. The funeral was held from the residence of Thadeus Wheeler, near Canandaigua, on the State road.



From Geneva Daily Times 12 December 1908

Dennis Collins,
aged 50 years, died at his residence, 276 Washington street, last night at 9:30 o'clock. Bright's disease was the cause of death. He is survived by his widow, seven sons, John, Edward, James, Wilford, Francis, George, and Howard Collins; four daughters, Mary, Jessie, Catherine and Ella Collins, and one brother, Jeremiah Collins of LeRoy. The funeral will take place Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the house and at 9 o'clock from St. Stephen's church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.



From Ontario County Times 23 April 1884

Edward Collins,
a laborer living on Bristol street in this village, met with a fatal accident on Thursday afternoon. He had been working during the day at Mr. Sherman Kingsbury's grocery store, and had gone on to the roof to attend to a chimney that was not working properly. In his efforts to clear the flue of obstruction, he slipped or lost his balance, and fell off the roof to the ground, a distance of thirty-eight feet. He was so badly hurt as to be wholly unable to help himself, but his groans soon attracted attention, and he was conveyed to his home and surgical aid called. It was found that one of his legs was broken, also a shoulder blade, and that he had suffered serious internal injuries. He lingered until about 12 o'clock the same night when death ended his suffering. Mr. Collins was a man about sixty-five years of age, of industrious habits, and he leaves a wife and two daughters. 



From Ontario County Chronicle 22 April 1903

The death of George Collins, one of the best known farmers of Ontario county, occurred on Friday at his home at Hathaway Corners, in the town of Farmington, aged 70 years. Mr. Collins had been confined to his home for several months. Mr. Collins had spent nearly the entire seventy years of his life here and was well-known throughout the county, having been actively engaged in the auctioneering business for many years. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. George Loomis, who resides at the homestead there and two sons, P. H. of Horseheads, and Guy, of Washington, D. C. The funeral was largely attended Sunday afternoon.



From Ontario County Journal 23 April 1897

Victor, N. Y. -  George S. Collins
died at his home in the western part of this village on Monday, aged 76 years. He leaves a wife, two daughters, two sons and a sister. The funeral was held at the house on Wednesday afternoon.



From Victor Herald 11 August 1894

One of the best-known residents of this part of the state, Guy Collins, died at the home of his son, Cholett Collins, in the town of Bloomfield, Friday morning. Mr. Collins was born in the town of Bloomfield, about ninety years ago; his father, Cyprian Collins, emigrated to the Genesee country from Connecticut about that time. He followed the occupation of farmer during his early years. He was married to Maria Ellis, sister of Harry Ellis, about sixty-five years ago; his wife died several years ago and since that time he has lived most of the time with his sons. Mr. Collins was known far and wide in this part of the state. For many years he was a famous auctioneer and dealt largely in livestock. Politically he was a Democrat and always took a lively interest in the questions of the day. He leaves three sons, Cholett, George and Daniel, all residing in this vicinity. The funeral will be held from the residence of his son, Cholett, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.



From Ontario County Journal 7 December 1888

Our Shortsville correspondent reports an accident which occurred at a crossing of the New York Central road in that village Wednesday night which proved fatal. Guy Collins, a well-known resident of the town of Farmington was found near the track, after the 7:20 p.m. westward passenger train had passed, with a leg broken in two places and one side of his head crushed. He died from his injuries yesterday forenoon. Very little seems to be known of the circumstances, but it is supposed that Mr. Collins attempted to board the train while it was in motion. Mr. Collins was a cousin of Mr. George Collins, the well-known auctioneer. He was engaged at West Farmington buying produce for W. D. Power, of Shortsville, and was about to return from a conference with Mr. Power when he was killed. He was 55 years of age.



From Geneva Gazette 14 January 1876

Sudden Death - Mr. Joel Collins,
a citizen aged about 78 years, died very suddenly on Wednesday last at the residence of his son-in-law, D. D. Edgerton, (with whom he made his home) on Castle st.  He was assisting in mowing away a load of hay, when he was noticed suddenly to sink down as if in a fainting fit.  He was conveyed into the house but was beyond medical aid, expiring immediately thereafter and without betokening any sign of consciousness.  Coroner Weyburn was called, but regarding it as a clear case of death from heart disease, (of which he had had premonitory symptoms and made them known to his family,) he did not deem it necessary to hold a formal inquest.  Mr. Collins was a kind, intelligent, unassuming man, enjoying the love and veneration of relatives and the respect of all acquaintances.  It was our privilege to escort him to the polls at the last election, responding with alacrity to the call upon him for a democratic vote; and he then remarked that it would probably be the last ballot he ever cast, for he felt his health failing.  Alas his prediction has proved but too well verified.



From Geneva Daily Times 19 August 1895

John Collins,
aged 60 years, of Rushville, committed suicide in the village lockup at Canandaigua at 7:30 o'clock by hanging himself with his suspenders. He was locked up at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon to answer the charge of intoxication and was found hanging by Policeman Yaw, while arranging for prisoners' meals. Deceased leaves a widow at Rushville, three daughters of Canandaigua, and two sons, employed by the New York Central railway.



From Ontario County Journal 5 August 1887

John J. Collins, a very popular and well-known young business man of this village, died at his home on Bristol street, yesterday afternoon at about half past 2 o'clock, after a short illness. On Monday, July 25, he was first confined to the house by a very painful boil. It became necessary that an operation be performed, and after this was accomplished, it was hoped that he would soon recover. A malignant type of erysipelas set in however, and baffled medical skill. The first of the week, he was thought to be improving, but worse symptoms gradually developed and yesterday morning the physicians had to inform the family that the end was near. He lingered on in an unconscious state until half past two o'clock when he died quietly and peacefully. Mr. Collins was widely and popularly known in this vicinity, was a young man of spotless character, gentlemanly demeanor and jovial disposition. He was one of the earliest members of Merrill Hose Company and was a valued member of the famous drill corps. His death is a source of grief to a host of warm-hearted friends and deep sympathy is expressed by everyone for the loving wife and children who are left to mourn his loss. The funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at ten o'clock. Mr. Collins' death, coming as it did, on the very eve of the departure of Merrill Hose for Bath, casts a gloom over the day and it is doubtful whether the company can keep its engagement to go to Bath.



From Shortsville Enterprise 20 August 1914

Mrs. Maria Hathaway Collins,
of Farmington, died at 10 o'clock last week Tuesday night after a lingering illness. Mrs. Collins was born November 12, 1838, in the old Hathaway homestead, now owned by a nephew, Arnold Bristol Hathaway. She was the daughter of the late Hannah Lapham and Perez Hathaway. On Jan. 5, 1860, she married George Collins of East Bloomfield, who died April 1, 1903. In 1863 Mr. and Mrs. Collins moved from her girlhood home to a new house across the street, where she has since lived. All her 76 years have been spent in the same locality. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Eliza Collins Loomis of Farmington; two sons, Perez Collins, of Newark, N. Y., and Guy N. Collins, of Langham, N. D.; three grandchildren; two nieces, Mrs. A. J. Hamm of Palmyra, and Mrs. Chas. Gunnison of Rochester; and one nephew, A. B. Hathaway, of Mertensia. Mrs. Collins was a member of the Congregational church at Canandaigua. The funeral was held from her late home on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. H. J. Gaylord of Canandaigua officiating. Burial was in the South Farmington cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 October 1906

Mrs. Susan G. Collins, aged 38 years, died this afternoon at 12:10 o'clock of tuberculosis, at the home of her brother, No. 27 Tillman street. She is survived by one son, James W. Collins; two brothers, James Higgins of this city, and Henry Higgins of Seattle; three sisters, Mrs. R. H. Roedel, of Dresden, Germany; Mrs. E. Kelly, of Flushing, L. I., and Mrs. R. S. Hartley of this city. The funeral announcement will be made later. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery



From Geneva Daily Times 5 November 1907

Canandaigua, N. Y. -
The funeral of Hiram Collis, a Canandaigua colored man, who died at the Canandaigua Hospital of blood poisoning on Saturday evening, after he had been in the institution about four hours, was held yesterday. He cut his hand while washing glasses at a local saloon some days ago, and did not go to the hospital till the disease was in its last stage. He was about 49 years old and leaves his wife and two children.



From Victor Herald 24 September 1892

James Colmey,
whose death occurred on Friday of last week, was born in Ireland in 1817, and came to this country in 1849, settling in Albany, N. Y., where he engaged in the grocery business, but after marrying Catherine Bishop in 1852 he moved on a farm at Stillwater, N. Y. In the fall of 1861, he, with Levy Bishop and family, moved to Nunda, N. Y., but not liking that place, moved from there to Victor, and settled on the Gorsline farm, about two miles southeast of this village, in the spring of 1862, at which place he remained until his death. He leaves a widow, four sons and two daughters to mourn his loss; James E. Colmey, of Chicago, Ill., C. R. Colmey, of Fort Wayne, Ind., John Commey of Canandaigua, and Ella, Mamie and Charlie, at the old homestead in Victor.



From Geneva Gazette 13 August 1834

Died, in this village, on Friday evening last, Gen. Samuel Colt, aged 63 years. Gen. Colt came to the county of Ontario from Lime, in the State of Connecticut, his native place, in the year 1795, and resided for a short time at Canandaigua. In 1796 he came to Geneva, where he has since lived until 1833, when he removed to the city of N. York. He was one of the small number of the early inhabitants of this village, remaining among the living. He was actively engaged in mercantile business for thirty years in Geneva, and possessed a character for integrity in his dealings, and of diligence in his calling, which are proverbial. He came to Geneva on Tuesday morning last, and was not confined to his bed until Friday, about four o'clock in the afternoon. From that hour he began to fail, until, at nine in the evening, he quietly breathed his last, in the full possession of his faculties, and, as we fully trust, at peace with God and man. And thus, in the mysterious providence of God, he returned to die at the place where his active life had been passed, and among those who knew him and are best able to appreciate his virtues and feel his loss.



From Ontario County Journal 15 March 1878

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
Died, in this place, Thursday, March 7th, Mrs. Edward Colter, aged 74 years.  Funeral services were held Saturday.



From Geneva Gazette 16 November 1900

William Combs
died at the residence of his step-daughter, Mrs. Chas. S. Codington, 134 William street, at the great age of 95 years.  He was undoubtedly the oldest citizen of Geneva, and had resided among us 90 years and upwards.  He was thrice married and survived for many years the last of his consorts.  He was a lifelong member of the M. E. Church and lived a life consistent with the Christian character.  He had a remarkable memory, and could relate with vivid particularity many interesting events in the early history of Geneva.  His mental faculties were preserved to the very last.  His funeral took place yesterday, with appropriate religious ceremonies at the house.  Interment in Glenwood cemetery where he bought a lot 18 years ago.



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