"De" to "Del" Obituaries
From Geneva Daily Times 2 February 1904
Mrs. Carrie Deal, wife of Henry Deal, died at 11:30 this morning
at her home, 25 Park avenue, aged sixty-two. The deceased was stricken
with paralysis Thursday, it resulted fatally. Mrs. Deal was born in
Ireland, came to this country when she was eight years of age and to
this city thirty years ago. Besides her husband, she is survived by one
step-daughter, Miss Catherine Walizer
of this city. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Thursday
afternoon from the house, Rev. W. W. Weller officiating. Burial will be
From Canandaigua Chronicle 6 March 1907
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Died at Allen's Hill, Feb. 26, Margaret
wife of Asa H. Deal, aged 59 years. Mrs. Deal
was born in Newark, N. Y. in Feb. 1848, the daughter of George and
Elizabeth Patterson. She married Mr. Deal in Avon, March 1, 1866. She
leaves her husband and ten children: Mrs. Elizabeth Adsit of Clifton
Park; Mrs. Ella O. Holman of Castile; Mrs. Hattie D. Hughes of
Mayfield; Mrs. Mary H. Garlinghouse of Richmond; Miss J. H. Deal of
Bolivar; Leroy Deal of Victor; George W. Deal of Canadice; Miss
Marjorie Deal of Syracuse and Ruth and John E. Deal of this place. She
leaves seven grandchildren. Of her own family she leaves three brothers
and two sisters: James Patterson of Mertensia; Wilson and G. Edward
Patterson of this town. The sisters, Mrs. Sara Fletcher of Newark and
Mrs. M. E. Patterson, who lived with her. The deceased was a faithful
member of the Methodist church, a constant attendant on its service, a
member of the Sunday School, Aid Society, Home Missionary Society and a
generous supporter of Foreign Missions. The funeral services were held
from the church, her pastor, Rev. J. Clarke officiating. The burial was
at Allen's Hill.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 April 1909
The funeral of Corino Deale, the young Italian who was the
victim of an accident at the Empire Coke Works yesterday, and who died
at the City Hospital as a result of his injuries, took place this
morning at 8:30 o'clock from his late home in Torrey Park. The funeral
procession, consisting of about twenty-five carriages bearing his
fellow countrymen, after the usual custom, proceeded from Torrey Park
down Main street to the business section of town, and down Exchange
street to St. Francis DeSales church. Interment was in St. Patrick's
From Geneva Daily Times 4 March 1905
Shortsville, N. Y. - Thursday morning at her home in Chapinville,
occurred the death of Jennie, wife of Harry Dean. Mrs.
Dean was the daughter of James B. Johnston, who died January 23. Her
husband and a married daughter survive her. The funeral will be held at
the M. E. Church in Chapinville this afternoon at 2:30, Rev. Ernest L.
Waldorf conducting the services.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 October 1916
Julius Dean, aged 86 years, died at 1 o'clock this afternoon at
the home of his daughter, Mrs. D. H. Bennett, one mile north of Geneva.
Besides Mrs. Bennett, he leaves two other daughters, Mrs. James Corwin
of Elmira and Mrs. Edwin Squires of Branchport.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 March 1907
Thomas Dean, forty-four years of age, of No. 44 John street,
died last night at 6 o'clock in the City Hospital. The actual cause of
death was bronchial pneumonia, although the case was complicated by an
attempt at suicide. The deceased had for more than a year been troubled
with melancholia and on last Thursday evening he left his home
unaccompanied. He was not seen again until the following morning when
he came to the office of Dr. J. J. Collie to have a gash across the
front of his throat dressed. As a bloody pocket-knife was found in his
overcoat pocket, it is believed that during the night he attempted to
cut his throat. In fact, upon being questioned by Dr. Collie, he
said that he did the deed in a shed on Main street. It was impossible
to locate the shed to which he alluded. Dr. Collie called Dr. George S.
Means to assist him with the case and they together dressed the man's
He was then removed to the City Hospital, where he has since been
by Dr. Collie. Owing to the exposure of being out all night and from
breathing the cold air directly into his lungs through the cut in the
violent cold ensued, which developed into bronchial pneumonia, the
of his death. The reason that the deceased appealed to Dr. Collie for
assistance was that he had been the family physician for some time. Dr.
Collie had treated him for melancholia and had recommended to his
that he should be placed in an institution. Dr. Collie saw him on the
before he left the house and at that time told his family that it was
longer safe to keep him at home. Owing to the highly nervous condition
a daughter of the deceased, the facts connected with his attempt at
were suppressed until today. Hearing of the death, Coroner A. L.
investigated the case this morning. After possessing himself with all
the facts, he was satisfied that it was not a "coroner's" case and that
burial could be made on the doctor's certificate.
The deceased was born in England and had lived in
this country for the past twenty years. For the past eight years
he had lived in this city and vicinity. He is survived by a widow,
two daughters, Ethel and Ruth, also a mother and three sisters in
England. The funeral will take place from the house at 2 o'clock Friday
afternoon, with Rev. C. E. Jewell officiating. Burial will be in
From Ontario County Journal 27 March 1896
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - On Sunday occurred the death of one of the
most amiable of elderly ladies in the person of Mrs. George Dear,
Sr. Mrs. Dear has been a great sufferer for the past three years,
yet bore her sufferings with patience. She has been nobly cared for by
her children. Mrs. Dear leaves a husband and 10 grown-up children to
mourn their loss. She was a kind and loving wife and mother, and bore
her burden through life nobly. The funeral was held from the house on
Tuesday afternoon; interment in the Reed's Corners cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 6 March 1878
John Debenham, a well-known butcher in Geneva, committed suicide
while at Waterloo on Tuesday night of last week by taking laudanum. He
was a man of middle age, of English birth, temperate and industrious
and leaves a wife and children. It is supposed that he committed the
fatal act while temporarily insane.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 March 1897
A very sad death occurred Saturday afternoon at two o'clock in the
sudden taken off of Mrs. Lillie Debott, wife of Jacob Debott,
of Exchange street. The deceased was 25 years old and was married less
than a year ago. She leaves a baby some two weeks old. Mrs. Debott was
a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William McDonald of No. 299 Exchange street.
She was a charming young woman with a wide circle of friends who
sincerely mourn her untimely demise. The funeral will occur from St.
Francis de Sales church tomorrow morning with a solemn requiem high
From Ontario County Journal 6 May 1887
The death of Ansel Debow, which occurred Wednesday night
at his residence about one and a half miles north of the village,
removes one of the oldest inhabitants of the town. He has lived on the
farm where he died upwards of
40 years, being about 84 years. He leaves a widow and five children,
two sons and three daughters. His oldest son and one daughter live
at home. The other son is a resident of East Bloomfield as is also a
married daughter, Mrs. Parker. The other daughter is Mrs. Orrin
Outhouse, who lives just north of the village. A remarkable thing about
family is that this is the first death that has occurred in it.
From Ontario County Chronicle 8 May 1901
Farmington, N. Y. - Sunday in the town of Farmington occurred
the death of Mrs. James C. DeBow, a lifelong resident of that
section. Deceased was aged 66 years. Death was due to a paralytic
stroke. Survivors are the husband and two sons, Hiram and Jefferson.
From Shortsville Enterprise 24 September 1914
The death of Mrs. Johanna DeBrock occurred at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Edward McIntyre, in Canandaigua last week Wednesday
noon, aged 81 years. Death was due to general debility. Mrs. DeBrock
was born in Holland on July 9, 1833. She leaves seven sons and
daughters: John and August DeBrock of Manchester; Victor DeBrock of San
Francisco; Jacob DeBrock and Mrs. Mary DePlanter of Clifton Springs,
and Mrs. Edward J. Shaw and Mrs. McIntyre of Canandaigua. The remains
were taken to the DePlanter home in Clifton Springs on Thursday and the
funeral services held from St. Felix church on Friday morning. The
burial was made at Clifton Springs.
From Geneva Gazette & Mercantile Advertiser 8 Jan 1833
Died at Port Gibson early in November last, Col. John P. Decatur,
settlers at that post, and formerly Navy Agent at
Portsmouth, New Hamp. He was a brother of the late Com. Stephen
Decatur of the U. S. Navy.
From Geneva Daily Times 9 December 1895
Michael Decirio, well-known to a great many Genevans as "Little
Mike, the Italian Padron," is dead. For six weeks past he has been
ailing, his complaint being stomach difficulty. He was able to be up
yesterday and was feeling fairly good when he retired last night.
A short time later he was taken with sharp pains and Dr. McCarthy was
summoned. It was too late and Decirio passed quietly away.
Deceased was born in Italy forty-four years ago, and came to America in
1889, located at North Hector. He remained there two years,
removing to Geneva four years ago. He lived during his residence here
at the Lehigh Valley junction, and amassed considerable wealth. He
leaves a wife and two children. The funeral will be held tomorrow
morning at 10 o'clock and mass will be celebrated at St. Francis de
Sales Catholic church. Interment will be made in the Catholic
From Geneva Daily Times 27 January 1915
Alfred Decker, aged 80 years, died Geneva City Hospital last
night following several weeks illness and an operation. Mr.
Decker's home for many years has been in Seneca Castle. He was
born in New Jersey near Deckerville and is survived by his wife, two
sons, Edward Decker of Waterloo; George Decker of Seneca Castle; two
daughters, Mrs. Chauncy Crittenden of Flint; and Mrs. Charles Vogt of
Rochester; and several grandchildren. Funeral services will be
held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from his
late home at Seneca Castle and interment will be
made in the Whitney Cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 6 December 1876
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mr. Charles Decker died last Wednesday at the
residence of O. H. Royce, in the town of Hopewell. The funeral was held
from the house on Sunday at 10 o'clock a.m.
From Victor Herald 19 April 1901
South Bloomfield, N. Y. - George Decker, who lived in the
extreme north part of the town of Bristol, died suddenly last Friday,
after a brief illness of pneumonia, aged 27 years. Mr. Decker was a
member of the Methodist church and was a thorough Christian man. He
leaves a wife, father and mother, three brothers and two sisters to
mourn his loss. As a citizen Mr. Decker was exemplary in many ways. The
funeral was held Sunday a.m. at Mr. Springsteen's, whose daughter Mr.
Decker married four years ago. The Rev. Aurelian Post, of Bristol,
officiated and burial was in the Evergreen cemetery in Bristol.
From Ontario County Times 7 January 1885
Isaac D. Decker of Phelps recently died at this home in the
seventy-sixth year of his age. He was a member of the 148th N. Y. Vols
and served his country faithfully during the late rebellion.
From Ontario County Chronicle 27 August 1902
The funeral of John J. Decker, who died at his home in
this village on Tuesday of last week was largely attended from his late
residence on Friday. He was a veteran of the War of the Rebellion and a
member of Albert M. Murray Post, G. A. R. He is survived by a widow.
From Ontario County Journal 19 September 1890
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. M. J. Decker, of Victor, widely known as
an efficient temperance worker in the W. C. T. U., died Sunday evening
after a long and painful illness. She was the widow of the late Myron
Decker, and leaves one child, Miss Gracia, who graduated from Brockport
Normal School last summer. Mrs. Decker was greatly esteemed by people
all denominations for her exalted Christian character. She was a member
of the Universalist Society of Victor.
From Ontario County Times 8 June 1887
Myron H. Decker, a well-known and highly respected resident of
Victor, committed suicide yesterday morning, between 6 and 7 o'clock.
He had milked his cow and turned her away, and taking a dish to feed
the chickens, went directly to the loft of his barn, and there
deliberately hung himself. Shortly afterward his wife was horrified to
find the body. She immediately called help, and it was cut down, but
life was extinct. The cause of the act is at present simply a matter of
conjecture, as his family relations were very pleasant, and his
financial circumstances supposed to be good. He was formerly and for
many years associated in business with Mr. Wm. Gallup.
From Ontario Republican Times 18 June 1862
Among the many young men who volunteered in our Country's service, was Syman
of Naples, in this county, who enlisted in the 13th
Regiment under Capt. Wood of Dansville. Mr. Dedrick was a young man of
excellent character whose
mind was early impressed with the teachings of a kind christian mother
who has long since passed to her heavenly home. Losing parental
guidance in early life, he grew to manhood, blest with the habits of
steady industry and temperance; faithful in the discharge of duty, he
won the respect due to his merits. A patriotic sense of duty to his
country called him from a lucrative business. Bidding adieu to his
sisters and other friends, he joined the army of the Potomac. Myself
with other friends visited him at Fort Corcoran last winter and found
him enjoying good health and a promotion in the army. Spring came and
he moved with the army to Yorktown. The previous hardships of the camp
and the malaria of the country was too much for his robust constitution
and he was attacked with the typhoid
fever and died in the Hospital at Fortress Monroe on the 13th of April
last, in the 22d year of his age. Sisters have lost a kind brother, our
country a true patriot, and society an exemplary young man.
From Ontario County Journal 26 April 1895
Saturday morning Thomas H. Dedrick, after a lingering
illness, died at his home on Pearl street, aged 36 years. Mr. Dedrick
was a member of the Canandaigua police force for a number of years.
Besides his wife he leaves surviving three sons, one daughter. Funeral
services were held Monday at 2 p.m., Rev. C. H. Townley officiating.
From Victor Herald 23 February 1906
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Jacob Deer died at his residence
near Mud Creek on Saturday, February 17th, aged 68 years. He was born
in Germany and came to this country about thirty-six years ago,
settling in this town. He is survived by his wife and one son, A. J.
Deer of Buffalo. Funeral services were held from his late home on
Monday at 2:30 p.m., Rev. W. G. Raines, Jr., officiating, with
interment in the village cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 6 May 1910
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - The funeral of Jacob Degan was
held at the church on April 28, Rev. Mr. Harding of Naples officiating.
Burial was at Coye cemetery. Five sons and two daughters survive: Jacob
of Canandaigua; Peter of Atlanta; John, Fred, Henry and Margaret of
Bristol Springs, and Mrs. Edward Breehl of Rochester; also seven
grandchildren. He had made his home with Mrs. Breehl for several years
and his death occurred there on April 26. His age was 84 years.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 February 1908
Shortsville, N. Y. - Adrian DeGroote, for the last eleven years a
resident of the town of Manchester, died at his home, three miles north
of Shortsville, Sunday. He had been ill for the last five years. Mr.
DeGroote, who was nearly 71 years of age, was a native of Holland, his
birth place being in the province of Zealand. Twenty-eight years ago,
with his wife and a family of seven
children, he came to Palmyra, and later to the Hackett place, north of
village. He was a member of the Dutch Reformed church of Palmyra. He is
survived by his wife, five sons and three daughters, Peter, Abram,
and Adrian De Groote, all of Manchester; John De Groote of Newark, Miss
De Groote of Palmyra, Mrs. William Sabadra of Palmyra, and Mrs.
Le Roy of Walworth. Burial at Palmyra
From Shortsville Enterprise 28 April 1911
The death of Mrs. Jacob DeGroote of Manchester occurred at
the Memorial hospital in Canandaigua on Saturday evening last,
following an operation. She was thirty-five years of age. Mrs. DeGroote
was formerly Miss Florence Lyke, and was born in Manchester in
January,. 1876. She was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard
Lyke. She leaves her husband, two daughters, Helen and Emma; her
father, Leonard Lyke, and two sisters, Mrs. Egbert G. Howland and Miss
Kate Lyke, all residents of Manchester; also four brothers, Herman Lyke
of Seneca Falls; Lewis Lyke of Buffalo; Levi Lyke of Minneapolis,
Minn.; and Ira Lyke of Manchester. The funeral obsequies were held from
her late home in Main street Manchester on Tuesday afternoon at two
o'clock and were in charge of Rev. Hoyt F. Hill, pastor of the local M.
E. church. The interment was in Brookside Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 10 July 1896
Honeoye, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Kelly Deigart of this place committed
suicide by hanging at the Rochester Insane asylum early on Saturday
morning, July 3. Her remains were brought to her father's on Sunday,
and the funeral was held from St. Mary's church on Monday. Her age was
From Ontario County Times 22 June 1887
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. John Deits died very suddenly on Monday
morning. Dr. Burroughs had been summoned sometime during the night
previous, and left her after midnight comparatively easy, but spasms
set in soon afterward, which resulted in her death. A sad affair in
connection with the death of Mrs. Deits was the arrival of a sister
from the old country, who came the morning of her death, not having
heard of sister's illness. The funeral services were held at the
Catholic Church at 9 a.m. today. The interment took place at Phelps.
From Ontario County Journal 19 January 1894
Shortsville, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Samuel Deitz occurred
in this village on Saturday morning, resulting from cancer.
The funeral was held from the Catholic church on Tuesday morning. The
deceased leaves a husband, four sons and two daughters. Her age was
about fifty-eight years. Interment in the new cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 8 April 1915
The death of Mrs. William Delahunty occurred at her home
in West Main street on Monday morning about 7:45 o'clock, resulting
from a three days'
illness due to pneumonia. Her age was 63 years. Mrs. Delahunty was born
Canandaigua, and had made the Parlor Village her home for twenty-five
She leaves her husband, William Delahunty of Shortsville; two sons,
Delahunty and William Delahunty, Jr., both of this village; three
Miss Mary Delahunty and Mrs. Katherine Braum of Rochester, and Mrs.
Proechel of Shortsville; two brothers, Frank Kilkelly of Canandaigua,
James Kilkelly of Elmira; and one sister, Miss Helen Kilkelly of
Canandaigua. The funeral services were held from St. Dominic's Catholic
church on Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock and the remains were
interred in Calvary cemetery at Canandaigua.
From Geneva Gazette 18 May 1900
The funeral of Miss Hattie Delamarter took place last
Sunday afternoon at St. Peter's Church, Rev. Dr. Hubbs, the rector,
officiating. The simple familiar ritual only was used. A
very large congregation was present attesting the affection of our
young people for the deceased and sympathy for the family afflicted.
The floral contributions in emblems and loose flowers were
profuse and beautiful. Six young ladies costumed in black and
white and six young men attended respectively as escort and bearers.
Interment in Glenwood cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 May 1907
William F. Delamarter, aged 76 years, died Saturday evening at
7:20 o'clock at his late residence, No. 80 East North street. The
deceased was the oldest brickmaker in this city. He began his
profession when he was eighteen years of age, and continued with the
exception of seven years, until two years ago, when he was compelled to
account of ill health. He is survived by a widow; one daughter, Mrs.
Pearson, of Michigan; one son, William F. Delamarter, Jr., of this
and three brothers and two sisters in the west. The funeral will be
tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock from the house. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D.
D., will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood.
From Ontario County Journal 28 January 1910
Rushville, N. Y. - Tuesday evening, Mrs. Charlotte Deland died
home of her only child, Frank Deland. Dr. Allen of
Gorham was summoned, but she died before he could reach the place.
Deceased was 75 years of age and is survived by one son, Frank Deland.
Funeral services were held yesterday, Rev. Jarvis, pastor of the
Methodist church of Gorham, officiating.
From Geneva Gazette 25 August 1899
Charles Percival DeLaney died at his home, 10 Park Place,
Wednesday morning, aged 48 years. He is survived by one brother,
Dr. J. Pope DeLaney, and one sister, Mrs. H. L. Rose, both of this
city. He had been an invalid from early infancy, but was ever
companionable and genial. His funeral will
take place at half past 3 o'clock this afternoon from his late
residence, and at Trinity Church at 4 P. M. Interment at Glenwood.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 January 1905
Mrs. Herbert Delaney died at her late home, No. 107 Main street,
at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon after a brief illness. She is survived
by her husband. The funeral will be held from the house at 10 o'clock
tomorrow morning, Rev. W. W. Weller officiating. The remains will be
taken to Shortsville for burial.
From Geneva Gazette 7 July 1855
Drowned - The Ontario Messenger says: We learn that
a man by the name of Thomas Delany, who was in the employ of
E. Blodget, Esq., of Rushville, was drowned in Mr. B.'s mill-pond at
that place on Sunday last. He, together with several others, went
in bathing, and, as is supposed, he was seized with cramps. He
called for help but as it was supposed by his companions that he did so
in sport, no attention was paid to it, until too late to save him.
His body was
soon recovered but life was extinct.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 June 1905
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Last evening at her home in this village
occurred the death of Mrs. Harriet F. DeLarne. Mrs. DeLarne
was 75 years old. Her husband, Rev. Joseph DeLarne, died twenty-five
years ago. He was a member of the Central New York Conference. Mrs.
DeLarne had four children, all of whom are dead. She has two
grandchildren living in this village, the Misses Lisk. Her sister, Mrs.
Louise S. Rounds, who has been engaged for many years in the work of
State W. C. T. U., came here two years ago and has tenderly cared for
Mrs. DeLarne during her illness. The funeral services will be held
tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in Phelps.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 September 1907
Mrs. Raymond DelPapa of Torrey Park, died at the City Hospital at
three o'clock this afternoon. The deceased was forty-five years of age.
Death resulted indirectly from the effects of an operation performed at
the Hospital on Monday. The operation was successful but Mrs. DelPapa
to rally after it. She was born in Italy and came to this country
years ago. Her husband, five daughters, two sons, all residents of this
one sister living in Italy and one sister living in South America,
Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 January 1915
Mrs. Raymond Del Papa, aged 34 years, died very suddenly at 4
o'clock this morning, of valvular heart disease, at her home in Torrey
Park. Besides her husband, Raymond Del Papa, proprietor of the
Middlesex House in Torrey Park, she leaves two small children; her
father and mother in Italy; one sister, in Italy, and one brother in
New York. Mr. and Mrs. Del Papa were married in Italy about 3 years ago
and following their marriage came immediately to Geneva. Funeral
services will be held tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock from St. Francis
Desales church. Interment will be made in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
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