"Dat" to "Daz" Obituaries
From Geneva Advertiser 19 February 1901
Died in Geneva, February 19, 1901, Mrs. Harriet R. Davenport, widow
Sanford Davenport. She was the oldest daughter of
Henry and Nancy Davenport, and was born in Geneva May 30, 1824,
consequently was aged 76 years, 9 months and 15 days. Of her
father's family there is now but one survivor, the widow of Richard
Brown, who still resides here. She leaves two sons, George and
Will, of Newton, N. J., both strapping big fellows, enjoying good
positions down there, and her youngest daughter, Minnie, who is married
and lives at Lockport. All three children were here at the time
of her death, having been summoned by
telegraph. The funeral occurred yesterday afternoon, and
interment was made in Washington street cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 19 September 1900
Richmond Mills, N. Y. - A sad and shocking accident
occurred in our midst Thursday evening. As John Davidson, a
farmer by occupation, was throwing down fodder he had to cross a
certain stick of timber in the barn; when he was half way across he
lost his balance, falling a distance of ten feet. He being a large man
the fall injured him internally, so badly that he was unconscious when
picked up a few minutes later. Medical assistance was summoned at once
but was of no avail. He suffered great pain until Friday evening when
he died with an inward hemorrhage. He leaves, besides his wife, a
father and mother, two brothers and a sister, Mrs. John Sleight, all of
whom were with him during his illness. His funeral was largely attended
Sunday afternoon from the school at Dennison's Corners. Interment at
the same place. His grief-stricken family have the sympathy of his many
acquaintances in this community.
From Geneva Daily Times 31 August 1904
The funeral of Fred J. Davie, who died yesterday at his
home on Castle street, will take place tomorrow afternoon from the
house, Rev. Charles W. Hayes, D. D., officiating. Burial will be in
Glenwood cemetery. The deceased, who was thirty-one years of
age, was born in this city and had lived here throughout his life. For
a number of years he was employed in J. C. Fitzwater's shoe store. He
was a member of Trinity church and also of Old Castle lodge, I. O. O.
F. The deceased is survived by his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. James Davie, his widow and two children.
From Geneva Gazette 8 February 1901
James Davie, aged 52 years, died at the family residence on Jay
street Wednesday night at 8 o'clock. Deceased was born in Geneva
and was a member of Trinity church. Beside his widow, two
daughters, Mrs. J. Hutchison, Miss Grace Davie, and one son, Leslie
Davie, of this city survive; also four brothers, Thomas and
William Davie of Dresden, George and John Davie of this city, and one
sister, Mrs. J. Frans of Bradford, Pa.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 April 1907
John Davie died yesterday afternoon at his
home on the Pre-emption Road. The deceased was 69 years old and
was a private in the 1st New York Veteran Cavalry. He is survived
by a widow, two sons, George T. Davie of North Tonawanda, and Robert
A. Davie of this city; one daughter, Miss Mary C. Davie of this city;
three brothers, Thomas and William of Torrey, and George of Geneva;
one sister, Mrs. Kate Franks of Allegany, Pa.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 January 1908
Mrs. Sarah F. Davie, aged 58 years, died yesterday morning at the
City Hospital after undergoing an operation last week. She leaves
two sons. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock
from her late residence between Flint and Stanley. Burial will be at
Hill. Rev. A. B. Temple, pastor of the Presbyterian church at No. 9,
From Geneva Daily Times 21 January 1908
Stanley, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah Smith Davie of Stanley died at the
Geneva City Hospital at 4 o'clock Sunday morning. She was taken to the
hospital and underwent a critical operation for kidney trouble Monday,
January 13th. Mrs. Davie was 57 years of age, highly respected by a
circle of friends and will be sadly mourned by her children. She leaves
one daughter, Mrs. Anna Nellis; three sons, Charles, Henry and George
and a niece, Miss Hannah Smith, who has shared her home several years.
From Ontario County Chronicle 28 May 1902
Rushville, N. Y. - Died, at the home of M. W. Fisher on Wednesday,
21, Mrs. Jane Davies, aged 77 years. Funeral was held from the
of Mr. Fisher on Friday afternoon, Rev. D. M. Van Tuyl officiating.
in Nettle Valley Cemetery, Potter.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 March 1915
Alfred S. Davis, 35 years of age, of 317 Lake street, died
yesterday at Oakmount Sanitarium. He is survived by his father and
mother, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Davis, and one brother, Walter Davis, all of
this city. The remains were taken to his late home.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 June 1907
Mrs. Ann Davis, widow of the late William Davis,
died yesterday noon at the home of her son, William Davis, Jr., of
No. 29 Lafayette avenue. Mrs. Davis was 73 years old, was born in Wales
and came to this country fifty years on her wedding trip. She has since
resided in this city. For the past year, she has been in poor health
and about five weeks ago, she underwent an operation at the City
Hospital. Her home was at No. 19 Lafayette avenue but since being at
the hospital, she has
lived with her son. Besides her son, she is survived by one brother,
Bowen, who lives in Wales. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon
2:30 o'clock from the house, and at 3 o'clock from St. Peter's
Episcopal church. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, rector, will officiate and
interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 8 December 1876
Frost Town, N Y. - On the 23d of Nov. one of our best citizens, C.
Esq., departed this life at 2 o'clock a.m. He was a kind
husband, and indulgent parent, a good neighbor, and highly respected by
all who knew him. He left a wife and a large family of children,
a mother, and many brothers and sisters to mourn his loss. His
age was 51. He had held the office of Justice of the Peace for
about 12 years. He had resided in this town about 22 years.
The funeral was held at the house by Joseph H. Cook. His
remains were deposited in Lake View Cemetery at Honeoye.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 20 March 1907
Dennison B. Davis died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. H.
Eighmy, Main street, Friday, after an illness of about three months.
The cause of death was heart disease. Mr. Davis was born in Ontario
county about 76 years ago and has resided in the county during his
entire life. He had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Eighmy, for
the past ten weeks. Besides his wife he is survived by three daughters,
Mrs. Eighmy and Mrs. George McMillan, both of Canandaigua; Mrs. Hiram
Depew of Los Angeles, Cal.; two sons, Carlton A. Davis of this village,
and Fred G. Davis of Richmond; one brother, W. A. Davis of
Buffalo. The funeral was held from the Eighmy home in Main street
Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. S. Ebersole officiated.
Interment in Woodlawn.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 December 1907
Naples, N. Y. - Edgar L. Davis, a young farmer, died after a two
days' illness, on Sunday, aged 35 years. He was the oldest son of a
veteran, William H. Davis, and was born in Prattsburgh. He had been a
resident of Naples twelve years. In 1897 he married Miss Blanche Coons,
of Ingleside, who, with four children, one an infant three weeks old,
is left. His parents, five brothers and five sisters, are living. He
recently bought a farm and was prospering.
From Ontario County Journal 26 October 1877
Drowning Casualty - The Naples Record of Saturday last
has the following account of the drowning of Edwin Davis in
Canandaigua Lake, near Maxwell's Point, and about one mile from
Woodville: On Wednesday Edwin Davis went to the lake with others
to fish and spend the day
in sport, and after the arrival of the Ontario, he in company with
Albert Wood of South Bristol, went out on the lake in a boat belonging
to Wood, and just around the Bend of Maxwell's Point on the north side,
they were capsized ! Wood swam to shore, but Mr. Davis was not
seen to rise after he went down. The friends dragged up to
midnight without finding the body. Mr. Anable, his father-in-law,
and his wife were informed in the evening, and before light,
preparations were made for a more effective search, and it was kept up
faithfully by the many anxious
friends during the day. As soon as day dawned on Friday, the
dragging by a fleet of sixteen boats was commenced, and the body was
secured with a trolling line about noon. It was at once brought
to the village, placed in the care of Wm. Marks who properly cared for
it. The body was found in about a
hundred feet of water and fifteen rods from the shore, near where the
accident occurred. His young wife and child and other relatives have
the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 November 1896
The death of Mrs. Eleanor Davis, occurred at 9 o'clock
this morning at the home of her son-in-law, Geo. W. Henderson, on
William street. She was over 75 years of age, and had lived forty years
in Geneva. She is survived by three daughters, Misses Nancy and Meda
Davis and Mrs. G. W. Henderson. The funeral will be held from the
Methodist church at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon.
From Geneva Gazette 16 December 1898
OBITUARY - Mrs. Ella, wife of Germain Davis, died at her
home, No. 55 Oak street, Tuesday morning last, 13th inst. She is
survived by her afflicted husband and three sons, George, Frank and
Walter. Her funeral took place this forenoon.
From Ontario County Journal 29 June 1888
Ezekiel S. Davis, one of Gorham's esteemed citizens, passed
from the scenes of this life on June 9th. Mr. Davis was born in
Limestone, Northumberland county, Pa., in November, 1816. He resided
there until he was about twenty-four years of age, when he came to
Gorham and made a home with his sister, Mrs. Dr. Hahn, upon the farm he
has owned and lived upon until the time
of his death. October 24, 1842, he was married in Canandaigua to Miss
Elizabeth Thorp, of the town of Gorham, who was at that time about
twenty-two years of age. To them were born five children -- Mary,
Edmund, Celia, Uriah and William, all of whom are now living, the first
three on or near the old homestead. Uriah is in Nebraska and William is
in Colorado. The mother of these five children died on the 10th day of
April, 1864, and her husband has survived her through a period of
nearly a quarter of a century, and his daughter, Mary, has performed
with willing hand the domestic duties of the family household. He was
seldom from home, except on matters of business or when attending some
social gathering. On the 7th of January, 1887, he was stricken down
with paralysis, and
from the shock he never recovered. Some time before his death, he
nearly helpless. So for nearly a year and a half he has been a creature
of care and an object of the kindest solicitude on the part of his
Mary, and during this long time, when measuring a period of sickness,
he has never been known to utter a word of fault or repine at his
He censured not a Higher Power, as an agent to bring affliction upon
Mr. Davis was not, to our knowledge, identified with any church
but was a regular attendant when in health and able to be attentive to
business. In politics he was a Democrat, but not of that class who
change a candidate upon his own ticket for a better one upon another
ticket. He was buried from his home on Tuesday, the 12th of June, Rev.
C. M. Bartholomew, of Suspension Bridge, and Rev. Mr. Marts, of Reed's
Corners, conducting the funeral exercises. After a sermon from the text
as in Hebrews 12:10, the remains were borne to Woodlawn cemetery, and
all that was mortal of one who was ever a good neighbor and kind friend
was laid away to everlasting rest.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 17 April 1907
Early Friday morning at his home in Reed's Corners, the death
occurred from heart disease of Fayette W. Davis, aged 55
years. Death came very unexpectedly as he had retired to his room the
night before in apparent good health. Mr. Davis was one of the best
known farmers in this section and had been a resident of Reed's Corners
for many years. Funeral services were held from the Baptist church in
Reed's Corners Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Rev. J. H. Knight, of
Gorham, officiating, and the remains were taken by train to Marion for
interment beside those of his wife who died six years ago. He is
survived by eight children, four boys, Arthur, Josiah, William and
Clifford Davis; and four daughters, Mrs. Earl Winnie and Ethel, Hester,
and Vera Davis, all of Reed's Corners.
From Ontario County Chronicle 1 May 1901
Mrs. Fayette W. Davis of Reed Corners died at the Beahan
Hospital in this village Friday, aged about 45 years. She is survived
by the husband, four sons and four daughters.
Deceased was a former resident of Marion.
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 17 January 1866
Drowned in the Canal - Mr. Geo. Davis, a respectable farmer,
residing about two miles from Geneva, was drowned in the Canal at that
place on Wednesday evening last. It seems that he entered town to pay
his taxes and to transact some other business. Having settled most of
his business, he fell in with some friends at a Hotel, and joined with
them in a few social glasses. This was the last seen of him until
Thursday afternoon, when his body was discovered in the canal. It is
suspected that he came to his death
by foul play, as his pocket book, which he had, was gone. Deceased was
about 50 years of age. Coroner Rogers is now at Geneva investigating
From Geneva Gazette 8 July 1892
George Davis, residing about two miles west of Stanley, was found
in his barn last Thursday week in a helpless condition. It was found
that he had taken poison (Paris green) with suicidal intent. Dr.
D. S. Allen was immediately called, but it was impossible to relieve
him and he died at 4:30 P. M. Friday; funeral Sunday, 3 P. M. He
leaves a widow and
one sister. Mr. Davis was a native of England, but had resided in
this country about ten years.
From Ontario County Journal 26 March 1909
Honeoye, N. Y. - On Sunday, while preparing for worship, the
residents of the village were grieved to learn of the death of Mrs.
Gertrude Elizabeth Phillips Davis, at the Dr. Barber hospital in
Rochester, whither she had gone for an operation only one week before.
News reached the family here on March 18 that the operation was
successful and the patient in good condition, than as a thunder bolt
came the news on Sunday. Only two years ago, she underwent a critical
and dangerous operation, which was so successful that her friends were
hopeful she might survive the second. Never of a robust constitution,
her whole life had been one long continuation of physical suffering,
yet in the face of this suffering, her sunny, genial disposition and
pleasant smile were always in evidence and often the subject of
comment. Gertrude Elizabeth Phillips was born in the town of Bristol in
1860, the daughter of Mary Eliza Pool and John Phillips, and her life
had been spent in that town and in the village of Honeoye. In 1882, she
was united in marriage to Otto A. Davis, and to them two sons were
born, both of whom survive: John C. Davis of this village, and Clarence
A. Davis of Honeoye Falls. She is also survived by one brother, William
F. Phillips of Bristol, and one sister, Mrs. A. J. Gilbert, of this
village, and her aged mother, Mrs. Mary Eliza Phillips, aged 89 years.
The funeral was held from the home of her mother in Honeoye, on Tuesday
afternoon, Rev. G. C. Babbitt, of the Universalist church of Baptist
Hill, officiating. A large concourse of friends gathered, and the
beautiful blossoms which nearly hid the casket, the gift of friends,
bore silent tribute to the place her sunny smile and cheerfulness had
gained for her in the hearts of the people. The interment was in the
family lot in Lakeview cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 2 September 1903
Mrs. Harriet Davis, widow of Homer Davis, died at her home on the
Cooley road, northwest of Canandaigua, on Tuesday evening of last week,
aged 50 years. Her only survivor is a son, Lot Davis. The funeral was
held from her late home Friday forenoon.
From Ontario County
Journal 8 June 1883
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Harriet C. Davis, mother of Mrs. J. S.
Andrews, of Canandaigua, died on Sunday, May 27. She was a rare woman,
combining unusual practical ability, with a rich Christian experience,
making her a woman of much influence and especially valuable in the
church and in every good work. Mrs. Andrews will remain with her
bereaved father for some months.
From Ontario County Journal 27 August 1909
Henry M. Davis, who was treasurer-collector of Canandaigua until
Aug. 16, when he was forced to resign on account of ill health, died at
his home on Phoenix street on Sunday, aged 80 years. About two years
ago Mr. Davis survived an operation for the removal of one of his feet,
but since that time had been greatly enfeebled. He was elected
collector-treasurer on January last, and made a brave fight against
encroaching infirmities almost to the last. Deceased was born in
Victor, and was widely known throughout the county as a school teacher.
When past 70 years of age, Mr. Davis traversed the country highways on
a bicycle as a canvasser. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Martha
Davis; one daughter, Mrs. Harriet Post of Duson, La.; two sons, John
R., of Duson, and Hawley H. of St. Louis. Funeral services were held on
Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Ward Mosher officiating. Burial was in West
From Ontario Republican Times 26 November 1862
James S. Davis, son of Jeremiah Davis of South Bristol, was
accidentally drowned in the Erie Canal, on Saturday last, near Ilion, a
few miles east of Utica, on his way to New York, in company with his
father. His remains were removed to their home and interred on Sunday.
Mr. Davis desires in this way to acknowledge his deep sense of
gratitude to the inhabitants of Ilion for their hospitality and
kindness in attentions to him on this afflicting occasion.
From Geneva Gazette 29 August 1890
MRS. JANE DAVIS, an aged colored woman, died at the Ontario
County House yesterday. She will be remembered by many of our
older citizens as the widow of Martin Davis, for many years janitor of
the Geneva Medical College. She claimed to be 100 years old,
which is probably true. She possessed a cheerful, kindly spirit,
and many many friends. Her remains will be brought to Geneva for
interment. Funeral at the M. E. Church at 10 a.m. the same day.
From Ontario County Times 1 September 1886
Rushville, N. Y. - Died, at the home of his son in Rushville,
August 25th, Joel P. Davis, aged about 70 years. Funeral
services were held from his late residence on Friday of last week.
From Geneva Gazette 18 March 1892
Josiah Davis, a townsman, was discovered in a feeble and
semi-unconscious condition in the cabin of his boat last Wednesday
afternoon. The boat lay at the dock adjacent to Codington's
boat-house. Mr. Geo. Codington first discovered his serious
condition, and sent word thereof to his brother, Elias, and to Overseer
Hayward. When the first of these arrived, Mr. Davis was found to
have rolled off his bunk and lay dead on the cabin floor. The
deceased was somewhat eccentric in his mode of life. He had spent
most of his years on water as a boatman, plying on the lake and canals.
He preferred a hermit-like existence on his boat to the
accommodations of a
home which his brother freely tendered him. Having few wants
easily satisfied by the work of his own hands, he was allowed to have
his own way; and seemed perfectly contented therein. Living a recluse
as he did, he yet survived to the ripe old age of 85 years -- a
harmless, inoffensive and withal most kind-hearted man.
From Geneva Daily Times
29 February 1896
The death of Miss Lottie G. Davis occurred this morning at
5 o'clock at the home of her mother, Mrs. Capt. Davis, on William
street. She was 37 years of age and had been suffering from sickness
for the past year, the immediate cause of her death being tuberculosis
consumption. Besides her mother, three sisters, Misses Nancy and Meda
Davis, and Mrs. G. W. Henderson, survive her. She was an attendant at
St. Peter's church and a professing christian. The funeral will be held
from the house on Monday, the Rev. Dr. Rankine to officiate.
From Ontario County Journal 1 January 1897
Honeoye, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Martha Knauer
Davis, wife of Elmer Davis, who died early on Monday morning, Dec.
28, aged 34 years, was held from her late home on Wednesday afternoon,
Rev. Mr. Day officiating. Mrs. Davis had been an invalid for a long
time, dying of consumption. Beside her husband, one little daughter, an
only child, is left.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 November 1905
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - The funeral of Miss Mary Davis was
her late residence Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Rev.
C. M. Bartholomew, of Owego, was assisted by Rev. Mr. McCall, pastor of
church of which she was a member, in the service. A large number of
friends and relatives were in attendance. Burial was at Woodlawn
Cemetery in Canandaigua. The deceased was a lifelong resident of this
From Ontario County Journal 25 November 1887
Cheshire, N. Y. - We have to record the death of Mary E.
Davis, wife of Wesley Davis,
who died Nov. 15th. Mrs. Davis was born in Johnstown, Montgomery
county, N. Y., Oct. 26th, 1817. She came to these parts with her
parents, John and Catharine Gage, in 1837, and has resided in this
locality ever since, with a short exception of trial life in
Michigan, which proved most disastrous to her health. She was a most
splendid housekeeper and florist, as many who have had reason to admire
her yard of nature's beauties in their season. She has served
as wife, mother and partner for fifty years, and in her mature age of
70 gives the parting sign that all is well and passes to her rest on
the evergreen shore.
Academy, N. Y. - Mrs. Wesley Davis, who was buried at Academy
on the 16th inst., came to this neighborhood in the year 1837 with her
parents, two brothers and two sisters, from Johnstown, N. Y. She was
the daughter of John and Catharine Gage. She was the last of the
family. Her two brothers were drowned in the lake at Hicks' point by
breaking through the ice about forty-five years ago. Mrs. Davis was a
quiet, amiable woman who took the greatest delight in the intelligent
care and cultivation of flowers. Her husband and three daughters
survive her. Mrs. Andrew Mentanye, Mrs. Gregoire Insse and Mrs. Isaiah
Goff are her daughters.
From Ontario County Chronicle 13 April 1904
At one o'clock Thursday morning occurred the death of Walter F.
Davis at his home on Bristol street, aged 70 years and 8 months.
Heart trouble and a generally run down condition caused his death. Mrs.
Davis died March 29 and the shock of this undoubtedly hastened his
From Ontario County Journal 27 July 1894
Cheshire, N. Y. - Wesley Davis died Wednesday morning, July 23,
aged 78 years. Mr. Davis had been failing in health for some time. The
funeral occurred at his late residence Thursday at 2 p.m., Rev. W. H.
Ward officiating. The interment took place at the Academy cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 March 1908
Naples, N. Y. - William H. Davis was found dead in his barn about
noon last Saturday. As he had suffered with heart disease of late
years, it is assumed that this was the cause of death. He lived in the
Hunts Hollow district, in this town, having moved there from Prattsburg
about fifteen years ago. His age was 79 years. He served in the Civil
War in the Sixteenth N. Y. H. A. and was a member of Bingham Post,
Naples. He leaves a wife and nine children, five sons, all of whom live
in this vicinity; and four married daughters, and one sister, Mrs.
William H. Johnson, of Naples.
From Ontario County Journal 27 October 1893
William N. Davis died yesterday morning at 11 o'clock, at his home
on Bristol street, Canandaigua. Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Mr.
Davis was stricken with apoplexy at his place of business on Main
street. He was taken to his home where he remained unconscious up to
his death. He had been enjoying unusually good health up to the time of
his attack, and the sudden and wholly unexpected blow fell with
crushing weight upon his wife. Mr. Davis was well-known in the village,
where he had carried on a harness business for some years. He was
prominently connected with the Baptist Church, of which he was deacon
and treasurer, and assistant superintendent of the Sunday School. He
was 39 years old. He is survived by his wife, nee Clara Howe, a
brother, Lewis G. Davis of this village, and his mother, Mrs. Julia A.
Davis, who was visiting in Michigan when the news of her son's death
was sent to her.
From Geneva Palladium January 10 1821
DIED in Canandaigua, Peter Davison, aged about 44, a
death was occasioned by falling on the frozen ground while intoxicated.
From Ontario County Chronicle 17 July 1901
Ionia, N. Y. - In Beahan's Hospital at Canandaigua yesterday
occurred the death of Frank Dawson, one of the oldest and most
highly respected citizens of this place. Mr. Dawson was born in
England, August 31, 1832, and in 1857 came from there to Canada, where
he remained til 1860. At that time he came to this village, where, in
1862, he married Mrs. C. E. Wager. For about tow years he had been
suffering from heart disease, which caused his death. About six weeks
ago he was removed
to Dr. Beahan's Hospital. He leaves no near relatives besides his wife.
From Geneva Gazette 5 April 1867
Suicide in Victor - On Tuesday morning a man named Geo.
Dawson, a farmer, who resided three miles south of Victor village,
was found in his barn suspended by his neck from a beam, dead.
The discovery was made by a member of his family who was in
search of him. He committed the rash act last evening, it is
supposed. Aberration of mind is assigned for the commission of
Dawson was of Irish birth, and was about fifty years of age.
From Geneva Gazette 11 February 1870
MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR - On Thursday evening last, a young man named Albert
a resident of this village, received such serious injuries at
a house of ill fame on Main street, that Sunday afternoon he died from
the effects of them. Was his death
the result of an accident, or was it caused by some unknown person, is
a question as yet unanswered. The facts attending this sad affair
are substantially these:
On Thursday evening, about half-past seven or eight o'clock, Day was
seen at the Webster
House, and was evidently under the influence of liquor. He was
heard to say that he was going to the house where he so soon met his
death. He entered the house, and a few minutes after a heavy fall
was heard; described by one of the witnesses as sounding like a "log
falling down stairs", and Day was found at the foot of the stairs, in
an insensible condition, and bleeding profusely. The injured man
was immediately carried to his residence, and medical aid summoned
without delay, but all too late, as he never spoke, and remained
entirely unconscious until Sunday afternoon, about three o'clock, when
Four persons, including the woman Johnson, who kept this den, were
arrested and lodged in jail, and all, save her, have had their
examination and been discharged. The evidence on the examination
instead of developing any clue that will lead to the unravelling of the
mystery, only tends to make it more impenetrable. One fact is
established, namely, that the unfortunate man's death was caused by his
fall down stairs. Was that fall accidental ! Was Day so
intoxicated that when he reached the top of the stairs he fell headlong
to the bottom? These suppositions seem to be
false. Undoubtedly, in trying to enter the room, where this woman
was, he was dealt a heavy blow which caused his fall and his death.
The only external mark on his person is
a discolored eye, the fatal injuries being at the base of the
"Murder will out" has become a truism, and this sad case, we trust may
prove no exception. It will indeed be strange if the matter is
not ferreted out, and the guilty parties, if there be any, brought to
justice. The Coroner's inquest is now being held, and if any more
light is thrown on the affair, it will be published in our next. Ont.
From Montgomery Republican; published in Johnstown Fulton County
Deaths: DAY, Benjamin F., Aug. 3, 1831; age 25 yrs, at
From Ontario County Journal 5 November 1897
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral of Charles Day, who
Monday, was held at his home on Wednesday at 2 o'clock p.m. The
sermon was preached by Rev. B. F. Hitchcock of the M. E. church. Mr.
Day was the oldest colored inhabitant of the town. His age was 76
years. His father was a runaway slave, coming to this town about 75
years ago, and he always went by the name of Captain Day.
From Ontario County Journal 4 February 1887
Miller's Corners, N. Y. - George Day died at the residence of his
father, Charles, Saturday, January 29, aged about 35 years. He was a
very industrious person, and his loss is deeply felt by his parents,
brothers and sisters, and a large circle of friends. His funeral was
held at East Bloomfield, where he was buried in the beautiful cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 28 October 1903
Henry Day, a former well-known resident of Canandaigua, died at
his home in Elizabeth, N. J., Friday, aged 73 years. He was a veteran
of the Civil War and later on the police force in this village. He is
survived by the widow and five sons, Harvey, George, William, Frank and
Fred Day, all of Elizabeth. Two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Miller and Mrs.
Elizabeth Benham, reside here. The remains were brought here for
interment Sunday afternoon.
Gazette 5 August 1881
Dr. D. D. Dayton died at his residence on Main st. on Wednesday .
afternoon He had been confined to his house for nearly a year past of
partial paralysis. When he first came to Geneva he embarked in the drug
trade, with W. N. Smith as partner. For several years past he has been
engaged in no business, having a competence upon which he could safely
retire. He was
an exemplary Christian, a leading member of the Presbyterian Church,
and greatly respected in the large circle of society in which he moved.
He leaves a wife and several adult children
to mourn an irreparable loss.
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