From Ontario County Times 30 March 1881
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Nelson Embry died at her home in this place
on Thursday morning. The deceased had been a long sufferer from
consumption, and she lived and died a consistent Christian. The funeral
services were held at the house on Saturday, Rev. J. N. Brown,
From Geneva Daily Times 6 August 1907
Mrs. Anna Emens, aged 67 years, died this morning at 2:30
o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Switzer, of No. 409
Castle Heights. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Henry Switzer of
this city, and Mrs. G. W. Cuddeback of Seneca Falls, and two sons,
Stacy H. Emens of Seattle, Wash., and Schuyler S. Emens of
Topeka, Kansas. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon. Burial
From Geneva Daily Times 2 January 1909
Mrs. Electa J. Emerick, wife of Norman E. Emerick, died Thursday
night at 11 o'clock at the family residence, No. 39 Grove street. She
was 58 years old and had been a resident of this city for 13 years.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters and one son. The
funeral will take place from the home at 2:45 o'clock tomorrow
afternoon. Rev. W. W. Weller will officiate and burial will be in
From Ontario County Chronicle 27 August 1902
Sunday afternoon George W. Emerson, a well-known farmer,
residing in the northeast part of this town, was found dead in a field.
Coroner Hallenbeck concluded that death was due to epilepsy, from which
the deceased had suffered for years. He was aged 45 years.
From Ontario County Journal 16 October 1885
John P. Emerson, who has been living for some time with his
brother, Dr. B. K. Emerson, west of Chapinville, died last Saturday
morning. The funeral services took place at the house Sunday afternoon,
Rev. W. M. Benger officiating. The remains were interred in the Sand
Hill cemetery. The deceased, who was 66 years old, had been a sailor
most of his life and had seen much of the world.
From Ontario County Journal 2 December 1898
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral services of Mrs.
Eleanor Emmons occurred at her late residence on Wednesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. C. C. Johnson, of Clarkson, formerly
pastor of the Congregational church here, officiated. Mrs. Emmons was
born in Sussex county, England, and was the daughter of Leonard Stiles.
She came to this country about 1858. She married Oliver Emmons, who
died a number of years ago. Mrs. Emmons was an active member of the
Congregational church but had been unable to attend church on account
of ill health for some time. She was 67 years of age.
Geneva Gazette 9 July 1886
Mortuary - Sidney W. Emons died last Saturday morning at his
residence on North Main street. He was a carriage trimmer by
trade, doing business for himself on a moderate scale on Lake
street. He had been confined to his house but a few weeks, and a
fatal termination of his illness was wholly unlooked for by his
From Shortsville Enterprise 20 April 1916
Frank Enea, aged about 30 years, a former fireman at the plant of
the Shortsville Wheel Company, died in the Geneva City Hospital last
week Thursday night as the result of burns received about 4 o'clock
that afternoon when a tube in one of the boilers in the power house of
the Empire Gas & Electric Company blew out. Enea was employed as
a fireman there and it was his first occasion at day work, having been
previously employed at nights. Two other men were also burned by the
steam, but Enea was the only one to receive fatal injuries. It is
that when Enea was picked up the flesh dropped from his arms and legs.
Enea was employed at the local wheel factory for about two years, and
left there about a year ago to work at Geneva. While employed there he
was considered a most faithful workman and the news of his untimely
was received with much regret by those who knew him. He was a native of
Italy and had been a resident of America for about 10 years. The
deceased leaves his mother and a blind brother in Italy. He also had an
uncle residing in Geneva. The funeral was held on Monday with burial in
the latter city.
From Ontario County Journal 11 December 1891
John English, a well-known cartman of the village of Phelps, died
Tuesday forenoon while seated in a chair in the Phelps Citizen office.
was apparently well when he went into the office and death is
supposed to have resulted from heart trouble. He was 56 years old.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 January 1908
Mrs. Elizabeth Enright, wife of John Enright, died last night at
10 o'clock at the family residence, No. 164 East North street. She
was 39 years of age. Besides her husband, she is survived by four
daughters, Sister Clara Marie of the Immaculate Convent of Rochester,
Kathleen, Lillian, and Clara Marie of this city; four sons, John,
Edward, Gerald and Paul; her father, Robert Wilson of Belleville,
Canada; four sisters, Mrs. Russell, Mrs. Blakely, Misses Florence and
Irene Wilson, all of Belleville, Canada; and one brother, John Wilson,
also of Belleville. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 December 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Patrick Enright died on Christmas morning at
his home on Ontario street, aged 60 years. He leaves a widow, two
daughters, Mrs. Mary Marlow of Rochester, and Mrs. Margaret Dawson of
Canandaigua, and three sons, John Enright, a well-known Canandaigua
vocalist, William Enright of Rochester, and Eugene Enright of Rochester.
From Ontario County Journal 16 July 1909
At the Memorial hospital on Friday occurred the death of William
Enright of Rochester, formerly of this village. Death was due
to chronic heart disease. Deceased was 38 years of age and is survived
by two sons, Eugene and Harold, his mother, Mrs. Patrick Enright, two
sisters, Mrs. Dennis Dawson and Mrs. James Milo, two brothers, John F.
Enright of this village, and Eugene of Colorado. Funeral services were
conducted by Rev. James T. Dougherty at St. Mary's church on Monday.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 February 1905
William B. Ensign, seventy years old, who fell down stairs
yesterday morning in the Tillman block on Exchange street, died last
evening about 6 o'clock. Cause of death was paralysis. The remains were
taken to the undertaking rooms of Kennedy & Kennedy. The funeral
will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Salvation Army
headquarters and Captain Courley will officiate. Burial will be in
Rochester. Mr. Ensign came to this city to live about six weeks ago. He
is survived by his wife and six married daughters, Mrs. Darling of this
city, Mrs. Pritchard of Corning, Mrs. Brooks of Woodhull, Mrs. Meads of
Hornellsville, Mrs. Laborer of Arkport and Mrs. Van Auken of Rochester.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 April 1896
The death of George Erhart occurred last evening at 9:30
o'clock at his home
on State street, after a lingering illness of five months
duration. Mr. Erhart was born in Auburn, and was aged 44 years, 7
months and 12 days. He came to Geneva in May, 1889, to enter the
employment of Pierce, Butler and Pierce, as a moulder, having
formerly been in the grocery business in his native city. Four
years ago he entered the moulding department of the Stove Works
where he remained as long as his health permitted. He was a member of
the Moulders Union and of the A. O. U. W., in good standing. He leaves
a wife and six children, besides one brother, M. L. Erhart
of Geneva. The funeral will be held on Sunday from the residence
of P. Hahn, 28 Owasco street, Auburn, the party leaving Geneva by
the 9:16 Central Sunday morning train. The members of the union and
society, to which deceased belonged, are invited to attend. Burial will
be made in St. Joseph cemetery in Auburn. Mr. Erhart was highly
esteemed by his friends who will extend their condolence to the
From Geneva Daily Times 26 May 1902
Michael L. Erhart, of 75 Andes avenue, died at 9 o'clock yesterday
morning, at the Willard state hospital, aged 48 years. The deceased was
born in Auburn and came to Geneva 18 years ago. He was first
employed at the works of Pierce, Butler & Pierce, and later at the
Phillips & Clark stove works. His illness began three years
ago. He was taken to Willard a year and a half ago. The deceased
was a member of White Springs lodge,
A. O. U. W.; Arius court, Tribe of Ben Hur, and of the local iron
moulders' union. He is survived by a wife and two daughters, Mrs.
Fred Shelansky and Miss Blanche Erhart, both of this city. The
funeral will take place from his late residence at 3 o'clock tomorrow
afternoon. Rev. Charles DeWoody will officiate. At 4:30
o'clock the remains will be taken to Auburn, where services will be
held on Wednesday, and where the interment will take place.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 December 1908
Mrs. Flora Erskine, widow of the late William Erskine, died this
morning at 3 o'clock at the Church Home, where she had been living for
over a year. Previous to this time she had made her home with her son,
H. W. Erskine, who several months ago moved to Chicago. The deceased
was 76 years old. Besides the one son, H. W. Erskine, she leaves three
sisters in Maine, and three grandchildren, George, Edith and Florence
Erskine of Chicago. The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon at 2
o'clock from the Church Home. Rev. C. M. Sills will officiate and
burial will be in Glenwood.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 30 October 1907
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah Erwin died at her home in this
village Saturday, after an illness of about ten days. Prior to her last
sickness, she had been a great sufferer from rheumatism for many years.
Mrs. Erwin was born in England in 1824. At an early age her parents
moved to America. For over fifty years she had been a resident of this
village where at one time she conducted a millinery establishment. Mrs.
Erwin was a faithful member of the Methodist church of this place,
attending its services when she was scarcely able to walk to and from
the church. She was one of five children and is survived by one sister,
Mrs. Mary Furgeson of Newark, N. Y.; also one daughter, Mrs. Wilson
Reed of Oaks Corners. The funeral services were held on Monday
afternoon at half-past one at her late home, her pastor, Rev. Harsey
King, officiating. Burial was made at Number 9 cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 17 February 1888
West Farmington, N. Y. - Benjamin Estes, an old and respected
inhabitant of Farmington, aged 78, died at his residence near the
"Hook" on Friday of last week of cancer of the liver. His funeral took
place Monday at the Friends meeting house and was largely attended by
relatives and friends. He leaves a widow and son, Elisha, of Gorham,
and a daughter, Mrs. George Herendeen, of Farmington.
From Ontario County Journal 5 June 1896
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - Mrs. Elisha Estes passed away on Monday
evening after years of suffering. She leaves a husband and three
daughters and a sister to mourn her loss. The family have the sympathy
of the whole community, for it is for them to mourn a devoted wife and
a kind and loving mother. The funeral was held on Wednesday at 1 p.m.
at the home. Interment in Woodlawn cemetery, Canandaigua. The K. O. T.
M. and L. O. T. M. attended the funeral in a body in honor of the
sister and brother.
From Victor Herald 23 February 1900
Farmington, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Estess, a lifelong resident of this
place, passed away last Friday. The funeral was held Monday at the
Orthodox Friends Church. Rev. E. P. Wood, assisted by Mrs. Flageler, of
Macedon Center, conducted the ceremonies.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 June 1905
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. A. B. Estey, 40 years old, an esteemed
resident of this village, died at 10 o'clock Friday evening at her
summer home near Seneca Castle. For years she had been in ill
health and at times her sufferings were intense. Tuesday she was
stricken with apoplexy, which was the direct cause of her death. Mrs.
Estey was formerly Miss
Belle M. Carson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Carson, who now reside
on West Main street, this village. She was born at Hudson, Mich.,
and was married to A. B. Estey, fifteen years ago. Shortly after their
marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Estey came to New York state and lived a greater
part of their time at Seneca Castle. Three years ago they came to
Phelps and made this village their permanent home. Mrs. Estey was a
member of the Methodist church and as far as her health would permit
an active interest on church affairs. She is survived, besides by her
husband, by one daughter, Miss Vida, also her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.
B. Estey, all of this village. The funeral will be held Sunday
afternoon at the Methodist church and burial will be made at Whitney's
From Geneva Daily Times 1 April 1912
Canandaigua, N. Y. - After nearly a two-days search and the
dragging of Canandaigua lake, the body of John B. Estey, of
Flint, was found about 11:30 o'clock yesterday morning on the ice about
45 feet from the shore at the mouth of Deep Run Creek. The body was
found lying face downward by Leslie Young, James Estey and Charles Leet
of Flint. They had just arrived in an automobile when they discovered
the body on the ice near the shore. Between the ice and the shore was
water for some distance and it was necessary for the men to procure a
boat to reach the man. Coroner Armstrong of Canandaigua was summoned
and granted a certificate of death from exposure. Mr. Estey was man 84
years of age and is said to have been of feeble mind, but of strong
physique except for advancing years. He disappeared from his home at
Flint Friday about noon. Estey's son, Frank J. Estey, who has had
charge of his father's business for several years on account of the
feebleness of mind of the aged man, yesterday offered a reward of $100
for the discovery of the body of his father, dead or alive.
Mr. Estey said he was going to his daughter's, Mrs. W. E. Cook, who
resides some little distance away. He probably went to his daughter's
as he had intended, but not finding her home, he again went into the
road and turned west instead of going back to his son's. Whether the
man was confused or whether he deliberately started to walk on the
Geneva-Canandaigua turnpike is not know. Neighbors saw the man going
west on the turnpike and later several people residing near Cottage
City, some ten or more miles from Flint, saw an old man walking along
the road Friday evening about 7:30 o'clock going southwards. He had a
cane and his description tallies quite closely with that of the missing
man. Saturday searchers were able to trace the tracks of that man to a
bridge over a creek, but were unable to find any place where the tracks
led away from the bridge. The whole countryside about Cottage City was
aroused and with Sheriff Gooding directing, an energetic hunt was made.
Mr. Estey must have reached the ice at a point some distance up the
lake from where his body was found, as there was water between the ice
and the shore for a mile or more. It is believed that he walked at
least eighteen miles and the supposition is that when he reached
this point on the ice, he was tired and sat down to rest. He had
evidently removed his mittens for they lay on the ice beside his head.
In his exhaustion, he fell over on his face and death came to his
relief. A cane, which he had when he started out was not with him and
had evidently been lost somewhere in his journey. The body was removed
by Undertaker Kennedy to his home at Flint. He leaves three sons, Frank
of Orleans; Fred of Flint, with whom he resided; and Alexander of
Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. William Cook and Mrs. F. O. Newton, both
From Geneva Courier 19 June 1901
Mrs. John Esty of Flint Creek died Friday at the family
residence, aged 74 years. Her husband, one son and two daughters
survive her. The funeral held Sunday afternoon at the Flint Methodist
church and interment was at Sand Hill cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 16 August 1889
Wm. P. Esty died at his residence, Seneca Castle, on the
14th inst. of apoplexy. It was the third stroke of the fearful
malady which he had experienced in the space of a few weeks. The
last one fell upon him while he was engaged in his favorite pastime of
fishing, last Monday. Although he survived till Wednesday he did
not recover consciousness which he lost at this third stroke.
Deceased was the second child of a family of 8 children, the mother of
whom, Mrs. A. B. Esty, is living with her daughter, Mrs. Thatcher, in
Hopewell. William was 60 years of age, and leaves a widow and
From Geneva Gazette 8 March 1901
Mrs. William P. Esty died Monday at the home of her daughter, in
Seneca Castle, aged 67 years. The deceased is survived by two
daughters, Mrs. W. Newell and Mrs. Eugene
Webster, of Seneca Castle, and by two sons, George Esty of Clifton
Springs, and A. B. Esty of Seneca Castle. The funeral was held
from the home at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
From Ontario County Journal 11 December 1891
John H. Etts, a well-known and highly esteemed citizen and
business man of this village, died at his residence on Pleasant street
yesterday, after a lingering and painful illness. Mr. Etts was born in
1841 in Middlebury, Holland. He came to this country with his parents
at the age of eight
years. In Rochester he learned the trade of tinsmith, and was early
identified with the old volunteer fire department in that city. He came
to this village in 1859 and was employed by the late Mr. Mattice. He at
once became actively interested in the local volunteer fire department
and continued his active membership until 1886, when he was compelled
to retire by failing health. He was for some time foreman of Steamer
Co. No. 1. Since his retirement from more active service, he had been
one of the fire wardens of the department. He was sergeant of Co. G,
18th N. Y. Vol. Inf., having enlisted April
20th, 1861, for two years service. He was held in most cordial esteem
by his comrades in arms, as well as by his associates in the fire
and was generally respected as an upright business man and a good
The funeral services will be held tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at
two o'clock, from the late residence of the deceased on Pleasant street.
From Ontario County Journal 8 March 1889
Miller's Corners, N. Y. - Ida Wilson Evans, wife of James
Evans, died last week after a long illness.
Her funeral was held on Thursday at 1 p.m., Rev. Mr. Sherrill of
West Bloomfield officiating.
County Journal 5 March 1875
Mrs. Triphena Evans died at her home, in the western part of this
town, on Monday last, having reached the extreme age of 102 years.
She came to this section when she was only 15 years old, and has
resided on the same premises 87 years.
She was a daughter of Elijah Rose, one of the first settlers in this
vicinity, who surveyed land hereabouts in its wilderness state. She has
three sisters, who are still living, aged respectively 84, 87 and 89
From Ontario County Journal 22 September 1899
Reed's Corner, N. Y. - The sad and sudden death of William
Evans, one of the oldest residents, occurred at his home on Sunday
morning. The funeral was held from the Congregational church on Tuesday
morning with interment at the Reed's Corners cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 29 January 1909
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - On Friday afternoon occurred the death of
Mrs. Aurelia Evarts at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs.
Frances Wheeler. Mrs. Evarts was born in this town 92 years ago. She is
survived by her granddaughter, Mrs. Wheeler; two great-grandchildren,
Mrs. Arthur Dewey of this town, and Wallace Wheeler, of Buffalo,
besides several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held on Monday
afternoon from the house, Rev. W. D. Robinson officiating. Burial was
in Evergreen Cemetery at Bristol.
From Ontario County Journal 25 March 1898
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - The funeral of Esther, wife of
Frank Evarts, was held on Tuesday, Mrs. Evarts having died of
consumption, leaving an infant besides an older child. Deceased was a
sister of Grant, Charles H. and Will Dunton, being the last of three
sisters to succumb to the same malady.
From Geneva Daily Times, December 26, 1929, page 9
Word has been received in this city of the death Tuesday afternoon of
Charles P. Evered of Montgomery, Missouri. Mr. Evered was 99 years
of age and up until 1925 was an annual visitor to Syracuse and Geneva.
He has been a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 70 years. Mr. Evered
is survived by one sister, Mrs. Eleanor E. Wintzer of Syracuse and two
nieces, Mrs. Ida T. Kirk of Syracuse and Miss Ruby A. Kenfield of
Geneva. The funeral and burial was held today in Montgomery, Mo. Thanks
Martha McGill for this contribution.
From Geneva Courier 4 July 1877
Died at Hopewell, on the morning of June 29th, Rev. Ebenezer
Everett, aged 86 years. Mr. Everett was graduated at
Dartmouth College, N. H. in 1813 and was licensed to preach the gospel
in 1815. He was for many years a member of Geneva Presbytery and
was confided in as a humble, devoted and useful minister of Christ.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 February 1908
Canandaigua, N. Y. - George Everett, a prominent resident of
Bristol, in this county, died Thursday at the age of 70 years at his
home. He came to Bristol when about 25 years of age, and had since
resided in that part of Bristol known as Ganiard Hill.
From Ontario County Journal 10 June 1910
Bristol, N. Y. - On Sunday morning another aged lifelong
resident died, Mrs. Phila Everett, who was born in Bristol in
1835. She was the eldest of a family of nine children born to Ephriam
and Mary Dunham. All but one survive her. They are: Carter of Michigan;
William, Henry, Mrs. Harrison Wood, Mrs. Daniel Taylor, Mrs. Lucina
Case, all of Bristol; and Mrs. Frank Hulbert of Shortsville. Mrs.
Everett was married in 1852 to Joseph Walker Johnson. Two children,
Albert and Nellie (Mrs. Edward Murray) were born to them. She was left
a widow in 1860 and afterward married George Everett, who died two
years ago. About a year ago she had a stroke of paralysis and had never
regained her full health since. Six grandchildren, Hale Johnson, Mrs.
Frank Nichols of Geneva; Floyd and Elsie Murry, Mrs. Irving Pestle and
Mrs. Taylor Wells of Bristol; also four great-grandchildren survive.
The funeral was held from the home of Edward Murry on Tuesday, Rev. A.
Briddon officiating; burial was in Evergreen cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 22 April 1892
On Sunday, Parchal Everts, an old resident of Bristol,
suicided by hanging. Early that morning, he took the rope from his
blacksmith shop, and while returning to his house invite a relative,
Boswell Lusse, to pay him a call, at the same time remarking how
lonesome it was to live alone. When Lusse arrived at the house he found
the old man suspended by the neck from the baluster. He called in some
of the neighbors, who assisted in
getting Everts from his precarious position. He was still breathing,
very much overcome, and lived until Monday night. It is supposed that
became disheartened and discouraged over the recent loss of his place.
was nearly blind, which was considerable of a detriment to his
He was seventy-two years of age and leaves four children, a brother,
Everts, and a sister, Mrs. Delia Baily. The funeral services were held
the Universalist church on Wednesday morning, the Rev. F. J. Orelup
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