"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
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 20 January
Died, in this village, on the 9th inst., Mrs. Cornelia P. Cobb, aged
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
and one daughter, Mrs. Webb, to survive him. Mr. Cockerill was very
thought of by all who knew him, a good neighbor and a reliable man in
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
years. On Monday morning her brother, George
W. Cole, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Charles
The funerals of both were held at the Methodist church on Wednesday
Mr. Cole was 78 years old. He was well-known in both counties, having
most of his life in Gorham. He leaves two sons in that town, Merritt
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
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
Lakeland; son Lawrence H. Cole, Congers, N.Y.; eight grandchildren and
great grandchildren. Services will be at 11 this morning at Lakeland
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
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
week Thursday morning in his 69th year, of cancer of the stomach. He
an enterprising citizen, prominent in the affairs of his town, the
and the county. He served the people ably and faithfully at various
in the offices of supervisor, justice of the peace, town clerk and
He had been the candidate of the Democratic party for county clerk and
personal popularity made him an exceptionally strong candidate, but he
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
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
From Ontario County Journal 23 March 1877
In the appropriate place in this paper is announced the death of Mrs.
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
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
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
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
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
He was engaged at West Farmington buying produce for W. D. Power, of
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
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
On Monday, July 25, he was first confined to the house by a very
boil. It became necessary that an operation be performed, and after
this was accomplished, it was hoped that he would soon recover. A
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
over the day and it is doubtful whether the company can keep its
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
63 years. Gen. Colt came to the county of Ontario from Lime, in the
of Connecticut, his native place, in the year 1795, and resided for a
time at Canandaigua. In 1796 he came to Geneva, where he has since
until 1833, when he removed to the city of N. York. He was one of the
number of the early inhabitants of this village, remaining among the
He was actively engaged in mercantile business for thirty years in
and possessed a character for integrity in his dealings, and of
in his calling, which are proverbial. He came to Geneva on Tuesday
last, and was not confined to his bed until Friday, about four o'clock
the afternoon. From that hour he began to fail, until, at nine in the
he quietly breathed his last, in the full possession of his faculties,
as we fully trust, at peace with God and man. And thus, in the
providence of God, he returned to die at the place where his active
had been passed, and among those who knew him and are best able to
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
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
a lot 18 years ago.
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