"Fa" through "Fe" Obituaries
From Ontario County Journal 16 December 1910
The death of Mrs. Elizabeth Mary Faber occurred at her
home on Chapin street on Wednesday evening at 8:30 o'clock. Mrs. Faber
was born in St. Wendel, Germany, 81 years ago. She came to Canandaigua
in 1847 where she has since resided. In 1851 she was married to Peter
Faber who died two years and 9 months ago. Mrs. Faber had been in
feeble health for some years. Since suffering a slight stroke two weeks
ago, she gradually weakened until the end came. Two sons, John P. Faber
of Rochester, Albert H. of Schenectady and one daughter, Mrs. Harry C.
Buell and one sister, Mrs. Peter Schlick of Canandaigua, survive.
Several nieces and nephews and three grandchildren also survive. The
funeral will be held from the home this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev.
Livingston Taylor, pastor of the Congregational church, officiating.
Interment will be at Woodlawn.
From Ontario County Journal 17 December 1909
Mrs. Minnie Savage, wife of Albert H. Faber, formerly of
this village, died at her home in Schenectady, late Wednesday night,
aged about 46 years. Deceased had long been an invalid. She leaves her
husband, formerly a mail carrier here, and two sons, Albert and
Clarence Faber, her mother, Mrs. Henry Savage, two brothers, Albert
Savage of Seneca Falls, and Charles Savage of Washington; and one
sister, Mrs. John Burden of Buffalo. The remains will be interred in
From Geneva Daily Times 3 April 1908
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Peter Faber, aged 80 years, for sixty years
a resident of this village, passed away Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock.
He had occupied the house where his death occurred for 56 years. Mr.
was born in France, but came to the United States when a boy. He always
followed the occupation of carriage maker. He maintained a shop here
a great many years, and still had one at the time of his death. Mr.
leaves a wife, with whom he celebrated the fiftieth anniversary in
and three children, two sons, John P. Faber, of Rochester, and Albert
Faber of Schenectady; and one daughter, Mrs. Harry C. Buell, of this
Ontario County Journal 13 June 1879
North Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Andrew H. Fairchild is dead. She
had been an invalid a number of years and had lived much longer than
was expected. Living here a number of years, she had gained many
friends, who will miss her society very much. Her husband and four
children still survive her. She had reached nearly the age of 64 years.
From Ontario County Journal 4 April 1890
Rushville, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. E. Fairchild was
the home of Robert C. Monier on Saturday afternoon. Her death
occurred March 26th. Her age was 65 years and 8 weeks.
From Shortsville Enterprise 14 March 1913
On Monday morning at the home of his son, Frank Fairchild, in the
village of Manchester, occurred the death of Samuel A. Fairchild, a
and builder, aged 78 years. He had been a
sufferer from chronic heart trouble for several years, but his demise
was hastened by a fall downstairs at the home of his son about two
weeks previous to his death. Samuel A. Fairchild was born in the
township of Arcadia on November 23, 1835, and was a son of the late
Reuben and Phoebe Jenkins Fairchild. When a youth he learned the mason
trade, and during his life assisted in the erection of many large
buildings in this State, as well as in Michigan. He was married to Miss
Mary Ann Worden, of Canaseraga, this State, during the year of 1858.
Her demise occurred in 1902. For the past 35 years he had made his home
in the village of Manchester. The survivors are one son, Frank
Fairchild of Manchester, and one daughter, Mrs. John Nero of Tacoma,
Washington; one sister, Mrs. Mary B. Spencer of Canandaigua; also seven
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The funeral services were
held from the Fairchild home on Wednesday afternoon and the interment
followed in Brookside Cemetery in this village.
Geneva Courier 7 May 1873
Sudden Death - We are pained to announce the sudden death of Mrs.
daughter of Thomas Dunn, Esq., of this village,
who died on
Friday evening last. Mrs. Fairfax was about thirty-nine years of
age and had lived in Geneva for many years, and was well known and
universally respected and esteemed. She was buried on Sunday last
and her funeral was attended by crowds of friends who gathered to pay
their last tribute of respect to the departed. Her husband and a family
of several children mourn her loss and will receive the sincere
sympathy of the entire
community in this sad and painful dispensation of providence.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 November 1903
George H. Fairfax, 79 years old, one of Geneva's oldest residents
died at his home on Geneva street at 2:40 o'clock this afternoon after
an illness of four weeks. He is survived by his wife and six sons,
George H., Charles W., Franklin E., Alfred F., of Geneva; and Henry
Fairfax of Duluth, Minn.; and William Fairfax of Pueblo, Col. Burial
From Ontario County Journal 18 May 1894
Warren Fake, an old business man of this village, died at his home
in Rochester Monday afternoon, in the seventy-first year of his age. He
was born in Gorham, and when a young man came to Canandaigua, where he
was engaged as clerk in different grocery and crockery stores. In 1858
in partnership with a Mr. Reeves, he opened a grocery store. In a few
years Mr. Reeves died, and Mr. Fake continued the business successfully
until 1875, when he retired. For five years past he has been living in
Rochester. He had been a sufferer from jaundice for some time, from
which disease he finally died. He leaves a wife, but no children. The
funeral services were held at his late residence Thursday morning, and
the interment was made at Woodlawn cemetery Thursday afternoon.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 April 1910
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of William Falkey, a retired
farmer of the Town of Phelps, who suffered a stroke of apoplexy ten
days ago, occurred early Thursday morning. Mr. Falkey was 63 years of
age. He was born in Columbia county and came to this section early in
life. Mr. Falkey was first united in marriage to Miss Minerva Hosford
of Lyons, whose death occurred fourteen years later. His marriage to
his second wife, Miss Lillian M. Wagner, took place at Newark, October
22, 1891. The deceased was a consistent member of the Phelps
Methodist Episcopal church, which he joined 33 years ago. He was also a
member of the local Grange. Surviving relatives are his wife, two sons,
Luther and Elmer Falkey of Phelps, four daughters, Mrs. Wilfred Kelley
of Cortland, and the Misses Hortense, Sarah and Isabelle Falkey of this
village; two brothers, Anthony and Henry of Lyons; and four sisters,
Mrs. Fred Fox of Wolcott, Mrs. Henry Studer and Mrs. Charles Oakfield
of Lyons and Mrs. Joseph Schoenacker of Phelps. The funeral services
will be held tomorrow afternoon, Rev. W. H. York officiating. The
services at the grave will be conducted by Wide Awake Grange.
From Geneva Daily Times 9 April 1909
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Luther Falkley, aged 26 years, died yesterday
afternoon. She is survived by her husband and two children, also her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hicks, six sisters and one brother, Perry
Hicks, Mrs. George Salisbury, Mrs. Frank Horning, Lydia Hicks, Eva
Hicks, Edna Hicks of Phelps and Mrs. Willis Holbrook of Clifton Springs.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 March 1915
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Paul Faller, aged 56 years, was found dead in
bed at his home in Clark street yesterday morning. Mr. Faller had been
ill since last September. He was a native of Germany. He came to this
country 32 years ago and for a time lived in Rochester. He had been a
resident of Canandaigua a long time and conducted a cafe in Phoenix
street. He leaves a wife, three sons and two daughters, Frederick,
Leonard, Paul, Bertha and Helen Faller, all of this city; also a sister
and a brother, Mrs. Mary Musser of this city and Bernard Faller of
Germany. The funeral will be held Wednesday.
From Ontario County Journal 26 March 1909
Mrs. Katherine Hughes Fallon, wife of Peter Fallon, of Wilsons
Corners, near Rushville, died at the Memorial hospital in this village,
yesterday morning, after an illness of about three months. Death was
due to a complication of diseases. Mrs. Fallon was formerly Miss
Katherine Hughes, daughter of Mrs. James Hughes, of Ontario street, and
her entire life was spent in and around this vicinity. She was 33 years
of age. She is survived by her husband and one daughter, Margaret, who
is three years of age; her mother, four sisters and one brother. The
funeral will be held from St. Mary's church tomorrow morning at 9:30
o'clock, with interment in Calvary cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 30 December 1910
Mrs. Mary Hogan Fallon, aged 78 years, widow of Thomas Fallon,
died at her home in Hopewell, near Chapin, on Tuesday. Funeral services
will be held at St. Mary's church this morning at 10 o'clock. Deceased
is survived by five sons, James and Peter of Canandaigua; John of
Gorham; Thomas and Michael of Hopewell; and three daughters, Mrs. Mary
Thompson, Hopewell; Mrs. Frank C. Knopf of Canandaigua; and Mrs. L. J.
Kelly, Rochester. Eleven grandchildren survive.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 March 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Thomas Fallon, a longtime resident of the
town of Hopewell, living about a mile south of Chapinville, died
suddenly yesterday afternoon about 1:30 o'clock, from a paralytic
stroke. He was aged about 85 years, and had lived on a farm all his
life, coming here in early life from Ireland. He leaves his wife, two
daughters, Mrs. L. J. Kelly of Rochester, and Mrs. K. C. Kropf of
Buffalo; and five sons, Peter and James Fallon of Canandaigua, John
Fallon of Gorham,
and Thomas and Michael Fallon of Chapinville.
From Ontario County Journal 23 July 1909
Daniel Falvey, aged 28 years, died at the home of his father,
Jeremiah Falvey, Bristol street, the direct cause of his death being a
gun shot wound, which he received while serving in the American army in
the Phillipines. While participating in an engagement with the natives
in 1900, Mr. Falvey was struck by a bullet, which passed through one of
his lungs. He was confined in a hospital for a long time, but finally
recovered and resumed his services in the army. He was promoted to the
office of sergeant, and about a year ago was transferred from the
Phillipines to Fort J on Governor's Island, New York bay. Here his
wound, which had never fully healed, began to trouble him. He was
compelled to enter the military hospital on Governor's Island, but in
April he came to his home here. He grew steadily worse until the end
came on Sunday. Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Falvey
of Canandaigua; eight brothers, John of Canandaigua; Patrick of North
Dakota; Humphrey of Brooklyn; Michael of Jamestown; Frank of
California; Jeremiah of Vermont; Paul of Geneva and William of
Canandaigua; and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Feathers of Canandaigua, and
Mrs. Edward Portley, of Trenton, N. J. The funeral services were held
on Tuesday morning from St. Mary's church, Fathers Dougherty and
Masseth officiating. Burial was made in the Roman Catholic cemetery at
From Geneva Daily Times 4 May 1910
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Death came suddenly to Mrs.
Catherine Fanning, wife of Frank Fanning, residing at No. 19
Saltonstall street, in this village. Mrs. Fanning was found sitting on
a horse block in front of the residence of Miss Elizabeth C. Phelps
shortly after 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon by the motorman and
conductor of a local street car. The woman arose as the car came near
to her and made some signals to the car men, which they interpreted to
meant that she was in some kind of trouble. They went to her assistance
and got her on the car. As she appeared to be in distress, they backed
the car down Main street for some distance until opposite the Thompson
Memorial Hospital, when they took the woman into that institution,
where she died in about five minutes after arriving there. The cause of
death is believed to be heart trouble. Mrs. Fanning left her home on
Saltonstall street about 2 o'clock in company with her sister, Mrs.
James L. Ward, and together they went to an auction in Scotland road.
Just how Mrs. Fanning came to be on Min street north of Scotland road
is unknown, but it is believed that she felt ill, left the house where
the auction was being held and, becoming faint, seated herself on the
horse block. The deceased was about fifty years of age. She leaves a
husband and several children.
From Ontario County Journal 6 May 1910
Death came suddenly to Mrs. Catherine Fanning, wife of
Frank Fanning, Saltonstall street, on Tuesday afternoon. While on her
way to the auction at Michael Murphy's house on Scotland road, she was
stricken with acute indigestion. She was assisted on to a street car
near the corner of Main street and Scotland road and soon afterward
became unconscious. Mrs. Fanning was taken as quickly as possible to
the Memorial Hospital, but died five minutes after she had reached that
institution. Deceased was born in Ireland, but came to America when a
young woman. Besides her husband, there survive five children, John,
Frank, Catherine, Anna and William, all of this village; three sisters,
Mrs. James J. Ward of this village; Mrs. Mary Winnie and Mrs. Theresa
LaVaile, both of Monaghan, Ireland; and two brothers, James and Henry
Duffy of this place. Mrs. Fanning was a devoted mother, an active
member of St. Mary's church, and of the L. C. B. A. Funeral services
will be held from St. Mary's church this afternoon, the pastor, Rev.
James T. Dougherty, officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 15 April 1887
Died, March 30, 1887, at her residence in Rushville, N. Y., Catherine
aged 82 years. The funeral service was held from her
late residence April 1st. Catherine Collins was born in Naples June
17th, 1805, and was married to Wm. Fanning, nephew of Mrs. Kibbe, at
the residence of Mr. Edward Kibbe, February 12th, by Rev. Wm. Barrett.
She, with her husband, went the same day to their home at Rushville,
where she had since resided. Her life had been quiet and exemplary, and
she was greatly beloved by all who knew her. She had long been a
consistent Christian and was a member of the
Congregational church of Rushville. She often recounted scenes of her
childhood days in Naples. Her early history was one of toil and
frugality; her late life had been one of peaceful quiet and comfort,
she retained her industrious habits until her last sickness folder her
hands forever. The last week of her life was one of much suffering, but
through it all she manifested a deep interest in her children and in
eternal things, often expressing herself in half conscious prayer.
Tuesday night, March 29th, came with its desolation out of doors, but
dawn of a beautiful day which followed brought rest to her from all
From Ontario County Journal 26 August 1910
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Charles H. Farley died at her
home near this village on Saturday night after an illness of several
months with heart trouble and Bright's disease, at the age of 40 years.
She was Anna Rose, daughter of Stephen and Maggie Strapp Moore, and was
born in Henrietta. She was married to Mr. Farley in West Bloomfield in
1892. Besides her husband, she leaves her aged parents of this place;
and three children, Gertrude, Myrtle and Earl; four brothers, Stephen,
Jr., George, Frederick and Charles Moore; and five sisters, Mrs.
Catherine Harvey, Mrs. Ruth Harvey, Mrs. Lillian Thompson, Mrs. Amanda
Covill and Miss Ruth Moore, all of this place.
From Ontario County Journal 8 January 1909
Naples, N. Y. - John Farley, a very worthy man and citizen, died
on the last day of the last year. He had been a resident here for about
35 years; was born in Ireland, found a wife in Scotland and came to
America in 1862. He was 83 years old and up to a short time ago was a
daily worker. His wife died four years ago, a daughter ten years ago,
leaving him with one son, James, and a daughter, Mrs. Charles Duell,
both of Naples.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 February 1908
Manchester, N. Y. - Bird Farnsworth, a prominent farmer living
one mile east of this village, died suddenly in his chair at his home
Sunday. He had just finished his breakfast and entered the sitting
taking an easy chair. In a short time the family heard a strange noise
he was found dead. He had been suffering from the grip, causing heart
which resulted fatally. He was about 48 years of age and is survived by
his wife, three sons, Roy of Geneva, Foster and Bird of Manchester; two
daughters, Laura & Mildred; also three sisters, the Misses Viola,
and Olive Farnsworth, all of the town of Manchester. Burial
From Canandaigua Chronicle 6 June 1906
Manchester, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth L. Farnsworth, who
resides on the Manchester Center road about one mile east of this
village, died Monday evening, May 28, aged 72 years, having been
seriously ill several weeks. She is survived by one son, Bird
Farnsworth of this town; and three daughters, Ida and Olive who lived
with their mother, and Miss Helen Westcott of Rochester. She was a
woman much respected, in manner quiet and unassuming. The funeral was
held at her late home Decoration day at 2:30 p.m., Rev. Joseph Weston
officiating, with interment at Brookside.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 January 1915
Rushville, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Ella Farnsworth occurred
o'clock Sunday morning at her home in this village after an
illness of four weeks. She was 59 years old, a daughter of John and
Hannah Van Epps. She was married to Joseph Farnsworth, who survives
her, forty years ago. She leaves two children, a son, John, and a
daughter, Mrs. Ella Goodrich, both of this place. The funeral will be
held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at the house. Burial in Rushville
From Ontario County Chronicle 4 June 1902
Frank Farnsworth, whose illness was mentioned in the Chronicle
last week, died on Saturday evening, aged 46 years. His death was due
to a complication of diseases. His wife died about four years since.
There are no children. The deceased was a brother of A. A.
Farnsworth, the well-known travelling salesman of Bristol Springs. The
funeral was held on Sunday, the interment being in Woodlawn.
From Ontario County Journal 29 July 1898
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Frank A.
Farnsworth, formerly of Honeoye, occurred at the East Bloomfield
House on Monday, after an illness of about one week. On Saturday, Dr.
Beahan of Canandaigua, assisted by Dr. S. R. Wheeler and Dr. Partridge,
performed an operation for appendicitis which was successful, but other
diseases had set in which were beyond help. The funeral took place on
Wednesday afternoon, Rev. B. F. Hitchcock officiating. Besides her
husband, Mrs. Farnsworth leaves two sisters and one daughter.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 February 1904
Rushville, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. George Farnsworth, aged
years, occurred in a most peculiar and horrible
manner at her home in this village, Wednesday. Mrs. Farnsworth for a
number of years had been subject to fainting spells, and while about
her work was suddenly attacked by one of these spells. She was working
near the stove and when she fell her head and shoulders rested against
the red hot stove. Her husband, who is quite deaf, was sitting in the
same room reading,
and did not hear his wife when she fell, for she made no outcry.
Presently Mr. Farnsworth detected the odor of burning flesh and
looked around to make the horrible discovery of his wife being roasted
alive within ten feet of where he was sitting. He went to her
assistance at once, but did not reach her until one ear was entirely
and one side of her face and shoulder roasted to a crisp. Medical
assistance was at once called but Mrs. Farnsworth, on account of the
the burns and her advanced age, could not recover and died Wednesday.
She is survived by her husband and two daughters. The funeral was held
From Geneva Daily Times 5 July 1906
Rushville, N. Y. - Another serious railroad accident occurred
near this place on Wednesday morning. George S. Farnsworth, who
been seventy-seven years old next month, and who was totally
deaf, was walking the railroad track. When near the residence of Mrs.
Martz, where there is a curve in
the track, he was struck by the morning train and instantly killed.
Engineer Hoban, as soon has he discovered a man on the track, did all
in his power to prevent the accident, but all attempts were in vain.
Mr. Farnsworth lived with his daughter, Mrs. John Housel, who cautioned
him as he left the house not to go up the track. His body, which was
and horribly mangled, was brought to the station on the train and
Fisher then took charge of the corpse. A granddaughter, Mrs. Charles
Perry, who witnessed the accident from her home, was prostrated.
Mrs. Housel, there are two other children, Mrs. Stewart, of Italy, and
Joseph Farnsworth, of this place. The funeral was held this afternoon
at two o'clock at the home of Mrs. Housel. Interment at Pine Corners
From Canandaigua Chronicle 25 April 1906
Rushville, N. Y. - Thomas Farnsworth, aged 74 years, died of
Bright's disease on Monday at the Geneva City Hospital, where he was
taken for treatment two weeks ago. He is survived by five children:
William A. of Knoxville, Pa.; Miss Merna of Canandaigua; Ira E., Mrs.
William Whitbeck and Mrs. Van Dyne of this place. The funeral,
conducted by Rev. E. H. Hazeltine, was held on Thursday at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Whitbeck. Interment was in Reed's Corners.
From Ontario County Journal 8 February 1889
Cheshire, N. Y. - A sad case of suicide occurred in this vicinity
last Friday. A young man by the name of Warren Farnsworth, who
resided near Reed's Corners, came on a visit
to his father's last Thursday. Friday just before dinner, he went
into the pantry and obtained a razor and went out of the house into
the hop house on the place where his father resides. When dinner was
ready one of the family went to call him and found him in the hop house
with his throat cut and life nearly extinct. Drs. Bentley and Hutchens
were summoned immediately but could render no assistance. He was said
to have been a young man of exemplary character and no cause can be
for the rash act except the theory of temporary insanity. The remains
taken to Reed's Corners on Sunday for burial. The family have the
sincere sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 21 March 1906
At 8 o'clock last Wednesday evening at his home in West Gibson
street, occurred the death of Charles J. Farnum, who for the
past fifteen years has acted as mail carrier on the village routes and
was a useful and highly honored member of the community. Mr. Farnum has
been ill for a week with a bad attack of quinsy which later developed
into pneumonia, which caused his death. Had he lived he would have been
61 years of age on the 24th of next April. Mr. Farnum was born in
Johnstown, Vermont, April 24, 1845, and in 1862, at the age of 23, he
enlisted in Company H, Ninth Vermont Volunteer Infantry, this being the
first regiment organized by command of the president to aid in saving
the national capitol. He remained with his regiment throughout the war
and was present at the engagements at Winchester, Newport Barracks,
Harper's Ferry, Chapin Farm, Fair Oaks, and numerous other battles,
being also present at the fall of Richmond. Mr. Farnum performed his
duties creditably during his term of service and was honorably
discharged June 13, 1865. Shortly after the close of the Civil War he
came to Canandaigua and in 1870 married Miss Ella Van Arsdale of
Chapinville, and to them were born four children, Jennie L., now
deceased; Mrs. Roy Pierce and Mrs. Lillian Farnum of this place; and
James H. Farnum of Buffalo. Mr. Farnum is also survived by his mother,
an aged lady, who resides in Vermont.
Mr. Farnum was formerly for many years employed as engineer at the
McKechnie brewing plant and upon the establishment here fifteen years
ago of the free mail delivery system, he became a carrier and
performed the duties of the position faithfully and efficiently up to
the time of his last illness. For several years back his health has not
been of the best and he has used a horse and wagon in covering his mail
route. This horse and wagon came to be as familiar a sight to the
residents of the village as was Mr. Farnum himself. Mr. Farnum served
for many years as a member of the fire department; also as town
collector and was a member of Albert M. Murray Post, G. A. R., and of
the National Protective Legion, which organizations were present at his
funeral which was held from his late residence Friday afternoon at four
o'clock and was very largely attended. The local mail carriers also
attended as honorary pall bearers. Rev. Ward Mosher of the Methodist
church conducted the services at the house and at the grave. Interment
in Woodlawn cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 11 June 1902
Mrs. James Farnum, died suddenly yesterday morning at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Hulse, Gorham street, aged 29 years. About two
months ago, Mrs. Farnum was taken suddenly ill at her home in Buffalo,
and for several days there was but slight hope of her recovery. Her
ailment seemed to baffle her physician, and finally an expert was
called in council. With the aid of an X-ray he discovered that she was
suffering from a serious attack of ptomaine poisoning, the result of
eating canned salmon. Mrs. Farnum recovered sufficiently so as to be
removed to the home of her parents in this village. There she continued
to improve and on Monday evening she felt well enough to visit the
home of Mrs. Allen, a nearby neighbor. While there she was suddenly
stricken with severe pains in her head. She was removed to her home and
Dr. Warner was summoned. Everything possible was done to alleviate her
sufferings, but all efforts proved futile. She lingered through the
night and died early yesterday
morning. The immediate cause of death was hemorrhage of the brain. The
was born in Canandaigua where she was educated and grew to womanhood.
a girl she was bright and genial, characteristics which made throughout
life. Her death is a peculiarly sad one. She is survived by her
husband, a son, six years old, father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. D. M.
Hulse, and two brothers, F. G. Hulse of Canandaigua, and W. Y. Hulse of
Clifton Springs. Her funeral will be held from the home of her parents
at 3 o'clock.
From Geneva Gazette 12 June 1891
Mr. Alonzo Farr died at his home on the East White Springs road
last Tuesday, aged about 70 years. He had been diseased for many
years, but was confined to his house only one short week. It is
sad to reflect that during the first three days of his confinement he
was entirely alone, his wife having gone on a visit to
relatives in Wayne county. Learning of his condition and loneliness,
Mr. Geo. W. Nicholas called upon him, provided at once for his
immediate necessities, and procured a nurse for him from the Church
Hospital and other attendants, from which time until death ensued, he
was well cared for. The deceased was the oldest son of the late Jacob
Farr, who once owned and occupied the cobble-stone house and farm now
the property of Capt. J. S. Lewis. He subsequently removed to
Phelps where he died and was buried. Alonzo Farr leaves five children
From Geneva Daily Times 14 July 1904
Fifty employes of the
Herendeen Manufacturing company attended the funeral of Francis M.
Farr, their fellow workman, who was drowned in the canal, Sunday
afternoon. The funeral took place at 2 o'clock, from the home of the
Mrs. Ann E. Farr, of No. 25 Washington street. Rev. J. B. Champion
of the First Baptist church officiated. Burial was in Glenwood cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 18 February 1885
Victor, N. Y. - On Tuesday evening of last week, Patrick
to get off from the 7 o'clock mail train from the east, as it was
leaving the station. He fell and the train ran over his right arm. He
was carried to the house of Milton Stafford. The arm was
amputated on Thursday, and on Monday the patient died from his injuries.
From Ontario County Journal 29 May 1896
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Patrick Farrel died at her home in this
village on Sunday morning. Funeral was held on Wednesday morning from
St. Dominic's church. Interment in the Clifton Springs cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 July 1909
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Julia O'Neil Farrell, wife of Patrick
Farrell of this place, died in St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester,
Saturday, of apoplexy, aged 58 years. Mrs. Farrell had been employed at
Scottsville the past several years. She made visits to the home of her
husband and daughter, who live on the Farrell homestead, east of this
village, usually a couple of times a year. She was prostrated with the
fatal illness about three weeks ago and her only daughter, Miss Anna
Farrell, had just closed her school for the summer vacation. She
started immediately for the hospital to care for her but she did not
recover consciousness enough to recognize anyone. The remains were
brought here Saturday afternoon. Burial St. Agnes Cemetery
From Geneva Daily Times 8 June 1907
Shortsville, N. Y. - Miss Mary Farrell, of East Main street,
died very suddenly Thursday evening at 6:30 o'clock. She was on her way
to visit Mr. and Mrs. John Burns in Farmington, when she became ill,
and she died half an hour after reaching their home. Coroner Daniel A.
Eiseline of Shortsville was summoned and decided
that death was due to organic disease. Miss Farrell was born in Ireland
54 years ago, and had lived in this country of the past forty years.
She was a daughter of the late Patrick Farrell. She leaves one brother,
Patrick Farrell of Toledo, O., one sister, Miss Bridget Farrell of
and one niece, Miss Anna Farrell of Shortsville.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 May 1905
Shortsville, N. Y. - Richard Farrell, a well-known resident of
this village, died at his home yesterday morning, after a week's
illness of pneumonia, aged 74 years.
He was born in County Kilkenny, Ireland, in 1831, and in 1850 was
married to Miss Margaret Lawler, who died in 18_1. With his wife
he came to the United States in 1851, and settled in Farmington. Later
he moved to Shortsville, where he has lived for over thirty years. He
is survived by eight children: Mrs. Timothy Dailor, Robert Farrell,
Mrs. Michael Keleher, Miss Mart Farrell and Miss Alice Farrell, all
of Shortsville; Miss Margaret Farrell and Miss Katie Farrell of
and James Farrell of Canandaigua. Mr. Farrell attended the funeral of
his brother, who also died of pneumonia in Macedon, a week ago
From Ontario County Journal 24 April 1891
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Richard Farrell died at her home in this
place Thursday. She had been sick all winter and her death was not
wholly unexpected. The funeral was observed Saturday morning. Her age
59 years. The remains were interred at Palmyra.
From Shortsville Enterprise 16 July 1914
The death of Mrs. Robert Farrell, of Water street,
occurred very suddenly at her home about 6:30 o'clock last Saturday
morning, occasioned by heart trouble. She was stricken with her fatal
illness on Friday night about 10 o'clock, but the seriousness of it was
not realized at the time. At 9:30 o'clock that evening she had appeared
on the village streets. Her age was 48 years. Mrs. Farrell was born in
the town of Farmington, near the Yellow Mills, on June 25, 1866, a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James O'Bryan. She was united in marriage with
Robert Farrell, of this place, during the month of September, 1888. Her
entire life had been passed in Shortsville and Farmington. The deceased
is survived by her husband; four sons, William, Francis, Vincent and
John Farrell, and one daughter, Miss Lorretta Farrell, all of
Shortsville; her father, James O'Bryan of Shortsville; four brothers,
James and John O'Bryan of Palmyra; Edward O'Bryan of Peoria, Ill., and
three sisters, Mrs. Thomas Brophy, Mrs. Walter Archibald and Mrs.
Martin O'Brien, all of this village. The funeral services were held
from St. Dominic's Catholic church on Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock,
conducted by Rev. Felix J. O'Hanlon, rector of the church. The
interment followed in the Catholic cemetery near Clifton Springs.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 September 1925
Elwin Farwell, aged about 60 years, a farmer living near Oaks
Corners, was instantly killed at about 2 o'clock this afternoon on the
Whitney farm, located directly across the road from Mr. Farwell's farm.
Mr. Farwell, who is an uncle of John Eden Farwell, manager of the
Geneva Permanent Savings and Loan Association, and who was very
well-known in this city, was engaged in assisting his neighbor in the
work of filling a silo. An ensilage cutter being used in the work
suddenly broke and apparently flew apart. One of the moving parts,
whirling at high speed and weighing about thirty pounds, struck Mr.
Farwell directly in the head and fractured his skull, killing him
instantly. The fragment which struck the man was a portion of a
cast-iron part in the cutter. Coroner Flint, of this city, was notified
and immediately left for the scene of the accident. After investigating
the circumstances, the coroner announced that he would render a
certificate of accidental death.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 March 1909
The funeral of S. B. Farwell of Oaks Corners, father of
Attorney J. G. Farwell of this city, took place Tuesday afternoon from
his late home on the Carter Road. He died Sunday. He was 77 years old,
was born in Ischua, Cattaraugus county. For 29 years he had lived on
the farm where he died. He is survived by his widow, who is seriously
ill; three sons, two daughters, four sisters, and three brothers. The
deceased was a member of the First Baptist church, was the eldest
member of the Board of Deacons of the church, and had been a Deacon for
From Ontario Messenger 21 March 1860
Died in this town on the 14th inst., John Faurot, in the
71st year of his age. Mr. Faurot was one of the oldest and most
respected residents of the county, having moved into it when he was
only fourteen years of age. He was born in the town
of Cornwall, Orange co., N. Y., and served in the war of 1812.
From Ontario County Times 25 February 1885
Died in Canandaigua, Feb. 6th, 1885, Mrs. Louisa Fay, aged
87 years and 8 months, grandmother of Mrs. W. L. Foster and the late B.
W. VanEpps. Her remains were taken to Fulton, N. Y., where she was a
resident for fifty years. Her life was spent in well doing, and she
died mourned by all who knew her.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 January 1902
Mrs. Anna Fee died at the family residence in High street at 2
o'clock this morning, aged 65 years. She had been a resident of
nearly all her life. The deceased is survived by a husband, one
son, James Fee, and by a daughter, Miss Anna Fee. The funeral
arrangements are not yet completed. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 7 February 1896
Phelps, N. Y. - Smith Feek, quite a prominent citizen of this
place, died at his home on Ontario street, about midnight on Sunday, of
pneumonia, after a very short illness, aged 55 years. Mr. Feek was one
of the most widely known horsemen in this section. A wife and two sons
survive. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 2
o'clock, and the remains were taken to Fosterville this forenoon for
From Ontario County Journal 11 June 1897
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Esther Fellows, widow of the late
Jos. E. Fellows, died on Tuesday, the 8th inst., from the effects of an
apoplectic stroke on Sunday. Mrs. Fellows had suffered a slight shock
before this one and did not regain consciousness after the last stroke
before her death. Her age was 78 years, and hers, like the lives of
most people of her age in this region, had been a life of patient toil
and constant care for those around her. She had been a consistent
member of the Presbyterian church at Naples for many years. She leaves
two sons and several brothers and sisters to mourn her departure.
From Ontario County Journal 19 December 1890
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Joseph E. Fellows, whose illness we
reported recently, passed quietly out of this life on Saturday, Dec.
13th; funeral at his late residence today, Monday, being largely
attended. Rev. Millard paid an excellent tribute to the departed in his
discourse, based upon a personal acquaintance with him. A character
such as Mr. Fellows had established during his residence of forty-six
years in this town,
is a worthy example to those just beginning to form characters for
themselves. He was a devoted and consistent christian. His age was
about 72 years.
From Ontario County Journal 19 February 1892
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Lorinas K. Fellows, whose illness was
mentioned in this column last week, was taken worse on Thursday morning
and died on Saturday morning last, aged 47 years. Mr. Fellows has been
invalid for several years, having suffered two strokes of paralysis and
in his enfeebled condition, could not endure the attack of la grippe,
was quite severe.Although stricken with paralysis in the prime of life,
after having been an energetic, hardworking man, he was never heard to
complain of his lot, and he has left those who survive him an example
patience seldom equaled. He leaves a mother, two brothers, a wife, and
children to mourn his loss, who have the sympathy of a host of friends.
Fellows takes this opportunity to publicly thank all those who have
her during the illness and death of her husband.
From Victor Herald 6 September 1901
After an illness of six weeks, during which she suffered very
severely, Mrs. Amanda Felt entered into rest Thursday morning,
September 5th, at the summer residence of her daughter, Miss Delia A.
Felt at Thousand Island Park. Members of the family will accompany the
remains to Victor, arriving here Friday afternoon. The funeral services
will be held from the Methodist church Saturday afternoon at two
o'clock, the Rev. Dr. Gracey of Rochester, officiating. Mrs. Felt is
survived by three daughters, Mrs. W. H. Lothridge of Rochester, Miss
Clara Felt and Miss Delia A. Felt of this village. All were with her
during her last illness. For the past few years, Mrs. Felt had made her
home with her daughter, Mrs. Lothridge, in Rochester, but she was for
many years a resident of Victor, where her devoted Christian life and
her kindly, generous treatment of all with whom she came in contact won
her many friends who will sincerely regret her passing from earthly
From Ontario County Journal 28 October 1887
Victor, N. Y. - Chauncey Felt, a well-known business man of
this village, died on Thursday of last week.
He was highly esteemed as a citizen and the bereaved family have
the sympathy of the entire community.
From Ontario County Times 30 July 1884
Shortsville, N. Y. - Last Sunday morning, Josiah D.
Felton died at his home in this village, aged 65 years. He had
been suffering for several years from a paralytic affection but had
been about the streets until quite lately. He was confined to his bed
for a few days and the immediate cause of his death was paralysis of
the stomach. Mr. Felton has resided here a number of years and was
highly esteemed by his fellow townsmen. He was a member of the Masonic
fraternity. He leaves a wife, two daughters and two sons. The funeral
was conducted by Canandaigua Lodge F. & A. M. and occurred at 4
o'clock Tuesday afternoon. A large concourse of friends gathered to pay
a last tribute of respect. The floral decorations, comprising a cross
of white roses, a wreath of daisies, a horseshoe of pansies, and
Masonic emblems in white flowers and evergreen, were beautiful indeed.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 27 December 1905
Shortsville, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Juliana Lines Felton, widow
late Joseph Felton, and one of the oldest residents of this
town, occurred at the family home on Main street at four o'clock
Tuesday morning. She had been confined to her bed during the past two
months, so that sheer death was not unexpected. Mrs. Felton was a
daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Marshall Lines, and was born in
the town of Manchester near Port Gibson in 1820, and when about twenty
years of age was married to Josiah Felton. After living in Canandaigua
and Port Gibson, she moved to this place in 1871. She is survived by
two sons, George W. Felton of St. Louis, Mo., and William J. Felton of
this village; and one daughter, Mrs. Clemma Lockwood of Shortsville.
The funeral was held from her late home, Main street, at two o'clock on
Friday afternoon, the Rev. Thomas Melvin of Marion officiating.
Interment was made in Brookside Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 February 1907
Mrs. Katherine C. Fennell, aged thirty-three years, died early
this morning at 12:30 o'clock at the family residence, No. 71 North
Genesee street. She is survived by her husband, John E. Fennell; two
daughters, Anna and Mary; a mother, Mrs. Ellen J. Walsh; two brothers,
John C. Walsh of Michigan and Raymond M. Walsh of Manila, Philippine
Islands; one sister, Mary of New York. The funeral will
be held Friday morning at 11:30 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales
church. Interment will be in Lyons.
From Ontario County Journal 5 June 1874
Cheshire, N. Y. - Mr. James Fenton died last Thursday. The
funeral was held at the Union Church on Saturday, at 11 o'clock.
Elder Beach conducted the services. His place of residence
was one-half mile south of Monteath's. He was said to be
ninety-four years old.
From Geneva Gazette 29 September 1899
MRS. SUSAN F. FENTON, widow of the late Jonas S. Fenton, died at
the home of Alderman M. F. Blaine, No. 4 Genesee street, at an early
hour Monday morning last, of apoplexy. Her age was about 70
years. She is survived by two sons and four daughters, neither of
them residents of Geneva. Mrs. Blaine is her niece, and Roy S.
and E. J. Giddings nephews of the deceased. Her funeral took
place Wednesday morning last, Rev. Dr. Hubbs of St. Peter's Church
officiating. Interment at Ovid.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 March 1904
L. H. Fergerson died at 11 o'clock last night at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. George Wheadon, No. 49 Lafayette avenue, aged
seventy-five. The deceased had been sick with pneumonia since Saturday
From Geneva Courier 20 June 1883
Death of J. S. Ferguson - Mr. J. S. Ferguson, of Ferguson's
Corners, died on Saturday last, after a lingering illness of about two
years. Mr. Ferguson was well known in this region, his
acquaintances extending for miles around. He was liked by all who
knew him. Honest and upright in all his dealings, he will be
greatly missed in the community. About two years ago he lost his
wife, and since then he has been gradually failing. He possessed
considerable property and was a very prominent man among his
associates. His funeral took place at his late residence on
Monday afternoon, and was very largely attended. Rev. A. B.
Temple, of Seneca, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiated,
preaching a very eloquent sermon. Mr. Ferguson was 78 years of
From Ontario County Journal 29 October 1897
Rushville, N. Y. - The funeral services of Mrs. Lucy
Ferguson, aged 86 years, were held at the M. E. church on Sunday
afternoon at two o'clock. She had for years been in poor health, but
not seriously ill until quite recently. She leaves four sons and two
daughters. Mrs. Halstead lives in Kansas and was not present; Mrs.
Kilpatrick, who lives in Michigan, came a few days before her mother's
death, too late to be recognized. The burial was at Pine Corners.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 February 1907
Mrs. Mary J. Ferguson, aged 70 years, died yesterday morning at
her home near Stanley. The funeral will
take place tomorrow morning at eleven o'clock from the residence.
Rev. A. B. Temple, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Number Nine,
will officiate and burial will be in Union church cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 February 1907
Gorham, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Mary Ferguson, who
resided with her sister near Ferguson's Corners, occurred on Monday.
Mrs. Ferguson was found in the farmyard of her home one day last week
after having fallen from an attack of apoplexy. Her sister, Mrs.
Skinner, was her nearest relative; she also leaves one
niece, Mr. John Pye of Poughkeepsie. The funeral was held from the
home at 2 o'clock today. Burial at Little Church cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 13 November 1901
R. B. Ferguson died Friday morning at his home in Orleans. He
was in his eightieth year and is survived by two sons, S. J. and E. W.
Ferguson, of Orleans, and three daughters, Mrs. Clarence Ottley and
Mrs. Marshall King, both of Seneca, and Miss Margaret Ferguson, one of
faculty of Wellesley College.
From Geneva Gazette 9 December 1886
Died, near Hall's Corners, Dec. 9th, Mr. Smith
Ferguson. Deceased was born in Newburgh, Orange Co. June 9, 1798,
making his age 88 years and 6 months. He moved into the adjoining
town of Seneca 35 years ago, and following the occupation of a farmer
was reasonably prosperous. He leaves a widow and five children
a family of seven. One trait in his character was his sterling
Democracy, taking a deep interest in political affairs and never
failing to vote "straight" in accordance with his conscientious
views. His funeral will take place at the house next Sunday
at 2 p.m.
From Ontario County Journal 25 November 1881
Rushville, N. Y. - Mr. Stephen Ferguson, of the town of Gorham,
west of this place, near the lake, after many weary weeks of suffering,
died on Wednesday, Nov. 16th, 1881, age 83 years. The funeral was held
from the M. E. church Friday, Nov.
18th. He was one of the oldest citizens of this vicinity, always very
active and persevering.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 February 1898
The death of Mrs. Albert Fermaud, wife of Prof. Fermand, of
Hobart college, occurred at 4:30 o'clock this morning. Heart failure is
said to have been the cause. Mrs. Fermaud had been unwell for over a
year, but only recently had been confined to the house. Monday night at
about 11 o'clock, Mrs. Fermaud had been taken violently ill, and had
not improved since that attack of illness.
She was constantly attended by Dr. J. H. Stebbins, but in spite of
all efforts, Mrs. Fermaud grew no better and gradually sank until the
fatal attack of heart failure came. Her husband and three children,
Laura, Hypolite and Cordias, the oldest of whom is 11 years of age,
The deceased, whose maiden name was Helen M. Sisson, was 42 years of
having having been born June 18th, 1856. Mrs. Fermaud formerly lived in
the town of Ledyard, Cayuga county, but on her marriage with Prof.
moved to Geneva, where she had since resided. The deceased was beloved
by a large circle of friends, and her death is a great blow to all who
her. The funeral will take place Saturday.
From Geneva Gazette 19 July 1901
Mrs. Martha M. Ferner, aged 74 years, died yesterday morning at
the family home in Stanley, where she was esteemed for her
philanthropy. The deceased is survived by five sons:
Charles R. Ferner of Marshall, Mich.; Dr. J. Ferner of Lima, N.
Y., S. D. Ferner, of Shortsville; S. A. Ferner of Stanley, and F. E.
Ferner of Rushville; also two daughters, Mrs. Pierson of Flint Creek,
and Mrs. A. F. DeLand of Hall's Corners.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 October 1905
Hopewell Center, N. Y. - Mrs. Charles Fero died yesterday morning
after a long illness. Mrs. Fero was
born and brought up in this place and lived here all her life with
the exception of a few years. She leaves a husband, an aged mother
and an adopted son, who was called home yesterday from Rochester, where
he has employment. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon
at 1 o'clock.
From Ontario County Journal 17 April 1896
While Cornelius Ferris, a tenant on the W. Scott Parrish
farm, north of the village, was attempting to harness a nervous horse
last Monday morning, the animal kicked him squarely in the abdomen,
inflicting fatal internal injuries, from which he died on Wednesday. No
marks were found on the body, the blow having struck the harness first,
driving the hand against the stomach. The deceased was 54 years of age.
The funeral will take place from the residence of J. Vandenburgh at 11
o'clock this morning.
From Ontario County Chronicle 2 September 1903
Sunday occurred the funeral of Mrs. Lily May Ferris, wife
of Erliss Ferris of this place, who died on Friday, after a severe
attack of pneumonia. Deceased was aged about 37 years and left besides
her husband, one son, Floyd, and a daughter Fannie G. Ferris. Her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Brownell of Middlesex, also survive. Death
came when Mrs. Ferris was thought to be on the road to recovery and was
a shock to her many friends.
From Ontario County Journal 23 November 1894
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Caroline Fessenden died on Thursday, aged 60
years. She was the wife of A. T. Fessenden. Her maiden name was Conklin
and she leaves four brothers, all residents of Yates county, one
daughter, a niece adopted by her when an infant, and her husband are
left grief stricken.
From Ontario County Journal 30 March 1894
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary E. Fessenden, aged 73, died on Monday
night at the home of Alonzo t. Fessenden, her step-son. The deceased
was the widow of Otis Fessenden, one of the substantial and well-known
citizens of Naples. She was his third wife, marrying him 25 years ago.
She had no children, but Mrs. Lyman Tobey, Jr., was her adopted child.
She was highly respected.
From Ontario County Journal 30 December 1898
Phelps, N. Y. - George A. Fetzer, aged 74 years, died last Sunday
morning at the home of his son, Henry Fetzer, west Main street. The
deceased had been in poor health for some time and was cared for by the
son. The funeral services were held from the residence on Tuesday
From Geneva Daily Times 14 January 1909
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Henry N. Fetzer occurred at
his home on Clifton street yesterday. He had been suffering for a long
time with a cancerous growth on his face. Mr. Fetzer was 58 years of
age, was born at Newark and for the past fifteen years had lived in
Phelps. For a number of years he had acted as janitor of the Phelps
High School. Near surviving relatives are three daughters, Mrs. Irving
Gilkey of Lyons, Mrs. Charles Donnelly of Phelps and his widow and
daughter, Miss Millicent Fetzer, who reside at home, and one son,
George Fetzer of Canandaigua. The funeral will take place tomorrow
afternoon and will be conducted by Rev. C. C. MacLean, pastor of the
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