"Fl" to "Foo" Obituaries
From Ontario County Journal 24 September 1875
Miller's Corners, N. Y. - As you do not often publish
communications from this village in your valuable paper, I may perhaps
be excused for troubling you with a few lines in reference to the death
of one of our most estimable citizens, John P. Flagg, Esq., well-known
this portion of the country as the man who kept the shoe
store and made superior fine boots at Miller's Corners. He died
on the morning of Sept. 6th, after a protracted and very painful
sickness, aged 65 years and 8 months. He was born in Northfield, N. H.,
from which place he migrated to East Hartford, Conn., where he married
and settled for a few years. Hard times led him to make an effort
to better his condition and he therefore moved with his wife to
Philadelphia and established himself in business. Shortly after
his arrival there disturbances arose between the the native and foreign
elements of society, culminating finally in the "great riot" which
proving too much for the peaceful disposition of Mr. Flagg, he disposed
of his goods and business and returned to East Hartford, where he
remained until the Spring of 1857, when he purchased a farm in Wyoming
Co., N. Y., and removed there. He soon disposed
of his farm and eventually bought the place now owned by his widow
in this village, and where for the past 11 1/2 years he has been
located. Mr. Flagg was an upright man, prompt in his business
transactions and always reliable -- his word was as good as his
bond, and both were as good as gold. By his death a wife who had
lived with him upwards of 40 years is deprived of a fond and devoted
husband; a daughter of a kind, indulgent father; the church of one of
the its most reliable supporters; society of one of its brightest gems
and the world of one of its most priceless treasures - an honest man.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 January 1915
William Flaherty, aged 40 years, died very suddenly at his home,
No. 16 North Genesee street, last evening at 7:45 o'clock, from a
stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Flaherty had not been in good health for some
time, but feeling much
better yesterday, decided last evening about 6 o'clock to go down to
place of business. As he reached the house of Dr. T. D. Rupert, he was
ill and went into Dr. Rupert's office. His own physician, Dr. D.
Campbell, was called, who sent for the city ambulance and took him to
his home, where he died soon after. Mr. Flaherty was born in Waterloo
and was the son of the
late William Flaherty, of that village. He had been a resident of
the past fifteen years, being engaged mostly in the hotel and cafe
business. For the past eight years he has been associated with Frank
Mellon at the Seneca
on Seneca street, under the name of Flaherty and Mellon. Besides his
Mr. Flaherty is survived by two children, William and John Flaherty, of
city; three sisters, Mrs. Philip McNaney, and Mrs. Thomas McNaney of
Falls; and Mrs. John Murphy of Columbus, Ohio; three brothers, John
of Syracuse; Henry Flaherty of Nonscup, Conn., and James Flaherty of
The body will be taken tomorrow afternoon to Penn Yan on the 2:30 Fall
train and the funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday
from St. Michael's church in that village. Burial will be made in St.
Cemetery, Penn Yan.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 August 1906
Terrence Flanagan, seventy-five years of age, died at 8:10
o'clock last night at his home on the turnpike, four miles north of the
city. The deceased was born in the county of Sligo, Ireland, in the
year 1831. He came to this country and vicinity forty years ago. He is
survived by two sons, James and John Flanagan, who live west of the
city. The funeral will take place at ten o'clock Wednesday morning from
St. Francis De Sales church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 September 1895
The remains of Mrs. Margaret Flannagan, who died in
Hopewell at 5 o'clock yesterday morning at the age of 57 years, will be
brought to Geneva. The funeral will be held from St. Francis de Sales
church on Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 May 1909
Thomas Flannagan of Hopewell, aged 39 years, died Friday in the
Canandaigua Hospital. He leaves a widow, one son, four sisters, Mrs.
Stephen Malone and Miss Lucy Flannagan of Hopewell; Mrs. William H.
Murphy of this city; and Mrs. D. Berragan of Canandaigua; and also two
brothers, John Flannagan of Hopewell and William Flannagan of
From Geneva Gazette 17 May 1901
Mrs. Ann M. Flannery died at the family home, 12 Middle street,
last Friday night of pneumonia, aged 70 years. She is survived by
three sons -- Patrick, John and Richard. Interment in the
From Geneva Gazette 28 June 1901
The death of Thomas Flannery occurred Sunday afternoon at
4:30 o'clock at the City Hospital, where he had been a patient the past
week. His age was 55 years and for years he conducted a grocery
on Middle street. The remains were taken to the home of his
brother, John Flannery, of 9 Middle street, who survives him; also one
other brother, Patrick Flannery, of Castlebar, Ireland, and one sister,
Fleming of Castlebar. The cause of death was rheumatism of the
From Ontario County Journal 22 October 1897
Hugh Flannigan, one of Holcomb's esteemed citizens, died at the
home of his son on Friday afternoon. Deceased was born in County Down,
Ireland, Feb. 15, 1828. At the age of 28 he came to East Bloomfield and
was foreman of the cooper shop of M. & L. Shephard for a number of
years. Thirteen years ago he opened a shop at Holcomb, which business
he has continued until the time of his death. The funeral services were
held from St. Bridget's church on Monday morning at 10 o'clock. The
Rev. Father Garvey officiated. Mr. Flannigan is survived by seven
children: four sons, Michael of South Bend, Hugh of Buffalo, Patrick of
Rochester, and James of this place; three daughters, Mrs. Peter P.
Turner and Mrs. Thos. Johnson of Canandaigua, and Maria of this place.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 August 1905
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - At about fourteen miles east of Buffalo
Sunday morning at about 5 o'clock occurred the
death of John A. Flannigan of this village. He was fireman
on the New York Central railroad and while making his usual run,
he was struck by some portion of the engine, rendered unconscious and
fell out of the car on the track in such a manner that the train
passed over his body and it was mutilated almost beyond recognition.
The train was running at about twenty miles an hour at this time and
ran for some distance before the accident was discovered. Mr. Flannigan
was 24 years of age. He leaves a large circle of friends in Clifton
Springs and Orleans, his former home. He is survived by his mother,
one sister and one brother of this village. The funeral services will
be held in St. Felix church in this village tomorrow morning at 9:30
burial in the St. Agnes cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 January 1905
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Patrick Flannigan died at the home of his
daughter on Crane street yesterday morning of cancer of the face. About
two months ago, Mr. Flannigan had an operation in Rochester, but it did
not prove successful.
From Ontario County Journal 17 November 1882
North Bloomfield, N. Y. - The body of George Flatung was
found last Saturday morning at the forks of the road above Alfred
Gates'. On examination it was found that he had shot himself in the
side. It will be recollected that he shot at his wife and fired her
building only a few days before.
A coroner's inquest was held in the afternoon.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 April 1904
Mrs. Arminda Fleming, widow of the late Henry G. Fleming, died at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. W. Mills, No. 55 Tillman street, aged
seventy-nine years. The deceased who had been in ill health for eight
months, had been confined to her bed since Christmas. She was one of
the old residents of the city, having lived here all her life, with the
exception of one year. She was born in Shannontown, near Starkey, N.
Y., in 1825, and came to this city with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. A.
Gleason, when she was one year old. May 6, 1846, she was married to Mr.
Fleming, who died in 1855. In early life
she joined the First Presbyterian church and upon the erection
of the North Presbyterian church she transferred her membership. She is
survived by one son, Amos Fleming, and Mrs. T. W. Mills,
and Mrs. M. A. Phelps of Indianapolis. Mrs. C. W. Squires, her youngest
daughter, died March 19, 1903. The funeral will take place tomorrow at
3 o'clock, from Mrs. Mills, Rev. N. B. Remick, D. D., officiating.
Burial will be in the family lot, Washington street cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 8 April 1915
On Saturday evening at the home of her brother, Edward Youngs,
occurred the demise of one of Farmington's well-known and respected
residents, Mrs. Mary A. Fleming, widow of Oliver Fleming, aged
75 years. Mrs. Fleming was a native of Oaks Corners but had made her
home in Farmington for the past
10 years. Her parents were the late Rev. William and Lucinda VanDeren
She was married to Oliver Fleming on August 16, 1866, and his death
several years ago. Two brothers, James Youngs and Edward Youngs of
and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Clark of Newark, and Mrs. Harvey Foote of
are the survivors. Funeral services were held from the Edward
home on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Donald H. MacKenzie,
of the Shortsville Presbyterian church, officiating. The interment
in Brookside cemetery in this place.
From Geneva Daily
Times 1 March 1904
Shortsville, N. Y. -
Salona Fleming, seventy-seven, of this village, died at her home
on East Main street Sunday morning, of tuberculosis. Mrs. Fleming was
born in Hartland, Oneida county, and was one of thirteen children. She
has been a resident of this town over fifty years, and of this village
twenty-one years. In 1843 she was married to Peter E. Snyder, who died
in 1890; and on March 25, 1897, she was united in marriage with William
Fleming, both bride and groom being over 70 years of age. Mr. Fleming
died April 25, 1901. Mrs. Fleming is survived by one daughter, Mrs.
Joseph V. Peacock of Avon, two sons, Franklin and Julius Snyder, of
Canandaigua, one sister, Mrs. Jacob Cole, of Shortsville, and three
brothers, one living in Wayne county and two in Michigan. The funeral
took place this afternoon, a service being held at the house at two
o'clock and at the M. E. Church at 2:30, conducted by the Rev. Charles
Eddy, the pastor. Interment was at Brookside.
Geneva Daily Times 28 September 1903
funeral of the late Thomas Fleming was held from St. Francis
de Sales church at 10 o'clock this morning and was largely attended.
The solemn high mass
of requiem was said by the Rev. Stephen McPadden. The bearers were John
O'Neill, Edward Kenney, Michael Murphy, Martin Murphy, Andrew Desmond
and Daniel Creedon. Numerous handsome floral tributes were received by
the family from
the many friends of the deceased. Burial was made in St. Patrick's
From Ontario County Chronicle 1 May 1901
Willard L. Fleming, a former resident of this place, and who
has of late resided in Shortsville, died at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. A. G. Simpson, in this village, on Thursday. The funeral was held
her home Saturday morning, the remains being taken to West Eaton,
Madison county, his former home. Deceased was aged about 76 years. He
is survived by a wife and daughter.
From Ontario County Journal 29 April 1898
Academy, N. Y. - Alfred Fletcher died on Sunday, April 24, of
pneumonia . His wife, Almeda Hulse, died one week previously. They
leave a family of three little children.
From Ontario County Journal 22 April 1898
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Alfred Fletcher, of Covel
Settlement, died on Sunday night last of pneumonia, and Mr. Fletcher
and one child are dangerously ill with the same complaint. Mrs.
Fletcher was the daughter of Henry Hulse, and was a kindhearted wife
and mother. She leaves a husband and three small children.
From Ontario County Journal 3 September 1909
Bristol Center, N. Y. - On Sunday, Aug. 22, at his home on West
hill, occurred the death of Charles Fletcher, aged 54 years.
The deceased is survived by his wife, two sons and six daughters, and
one brother, William Fletcher of Buffalo. Mr. Fletcher formerly lived
near Caledonia, but spent the greater part of his life in this town.
His wife was Miss Henrietta Miller of this place.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 8 August 1906
Bristol, N. Y. - Died in Bristol, July 29, Louisa, wife
Jerome Fletcher, aged 78 years. Mrs. Fletcher was a native
Bristol, the daughter of Jeremiah and Altha Wilson Fisher, sister of
the late O. N. Fletcher. In early life she became the wife of John
Coole, who died with smallpox, and she later married Mr. Fletcher, who
survives. She leaves four sons, Everett, Orestes,
Oscar and Cooley. Only one of her own family survives, Dr. Leroy Fisher
of Elkhart, Ind. Burial at East Hill, where many of her friends are
From Ontario Repository and Messenger 28 June 1876
RODNEY FLETCHER DEAD - This centenarian colored man, about whom so
much has been said the past year or two, died at the Ontario County
House, on Sunday, June 18th. He was buried on the 20th inst. From
reliable data Mr. Fletcher was born in Boston, October 12th, 1762, and
at the time of his death was over 113 years of age, but from his
general appearance and bearing did not appear to be over 80 years.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 November 1897
The funeral of Mrs. Adaline Flinn, whose death occurred early
Saturday morning at her home, 370 Exchange street, was held from her
late residence at 2 o'clock and from the Methodist church at 2:30
o'clock this Monday afternoon, the Rev. Dr. Broadway officiating.
Interment was made in Glenwood cemetery. Mrs. Flinn is survived by a
daughter and a son,
Mrs. Lucy King of Elmira, and George H. Flinn, and three grandchildren,
Fred and Misses Addie and Bessie Flinn. Mrs. Flinn had been a resident
Geneva for 55 years, and a member of the Methodist church for almost as
long a period. Her death came very suddenly for she had seemed
apparently as well as usual. Her daughter, Mrs. Lucy King, was at the
home at the time and heard her mother moving about not more than ten
minutes before her death, but was soon after attracted by her heavy
breathing, and on going to her bedside
found her dying. Her next door neighbor was called in and the doctor
summoned, but she passed quietly away.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 20 November 1907
The funeral services over the remains of Charles Flint of
this village, who died Saturday of heart failure at the Memorial
Hospital, were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the
undertaking rooms of Grant M. Kennedy. Rev. H. L. Gaylord of the
Episcopal church officiated. The interment was in West avenue cemetery.
The deceased was 66 years of age at his death. For many years he drove
a stage between Canandaigua and Palmyra and later was employed as rural
mail carrier at Naples, having a large number of friends in this
vicinity. The deceased is survived by six children, comprising three
sons, George who lives in Geneva; Harry of New York City and Edwin of
San Francisco; also three daughters, Mrs. J. Van Brooker and Misses Eva
Flint of this place, and Ella Flint of Prattsburg.
From Ontario County Journal 27 September 1895
Monday morning, after a long period of intense suffering, occurred
the death of Mrs. Prudence Jane Flint, aged 52 years. Death
was due to cancer and other conflictions. Mrs. Flint was the mother of
seven children. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Rev.
D. D. Campbell officiating.
From Shortsville Enterprise 22 September 1911
The death of Mrs. Ruth E. Flint, relict of the late James
Flint, occurred at her home in Brewster st. about 5 o'clock on Saturday
morning last, resulting from a stroke of paralysis. She had been
ill only a week. Her age was 68 years. Mrs. Flint was born at Parma,
this State, on April 14, 1843, and was a daughter of the late Corydon
and Mercy Chittenden. She was united in marriage with James Flint
of South Sodus on December 20, 1883, whose death occurred several years
ago. Her life was passed in the towns of Sodus and Arcadia, and for the
past three years had been a resident of Shortsville. She is survived by
one daughter, Miss Matie Flint, of this village; three brothers, James
Chittenden of West Main street; Alonzo Chittenden of Sodus Point, and
Cornelius Chittenden of Palmyra; also many nephews and nieces, among
the latter being Mrs. Russell McLouth of West Main street. The funeral
services were conducted at her late home on Tuesday afternoon at 2
o'clock by Rev. Hoyt F. Hill, pastor of the local M. E. church, and the
interment was made at Palmyra.
From Ontario County Journal 12 July 1878
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Michael Flood departed this life
Wednesday, June 26th, aged 55 years. Funeral services were held at St.
Bridget's Friday morning, Rev. Father Hughes officiating.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 24 January 1906
Stanley, N. Y. - Mrs. Michael Flood died at her home near Stanley
Saturday, Jan. 13. The funeral was held at the Geneva Catholic church
Tuesday morning with interment in Geneva. She is survived by her
husband and three sons.
From Ontario County Journal 15 October 1886
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral of Michael Flood, who
suddenly Tuesday, Oct. 5th, was held on Thursday at St.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 January 1904
Robert F. Flood, forty-two years of age, a teamster who had been
employed by D. H. Patty, died at 4 o'clock this morning from
diphtheria at his home, 304 William street. The deceased had been
working usual until Tuesday morning when he was taken
violently ill. Dr. C. D. McCarthy was called and found that the patient
had an acute attack of diphtheria. The house was
quarantined and the two children of the deceased were treated with
antitoxin. Notwithstanding that everything was done for the man death
resulted this morning. Mr. Flood had lived in this city for ten years.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Flood, of Stanley,
and his two children, eleven and seven years respectively. The funeral
took place at 4 o'clock this afternoon from the home. Burial took place
in St. Patrick's cemetery. Health Officer McCarthy stated this
afternoon that he could not trace
the origin of the case and it was only a sporadic outbreak of the
disease. As the children have been treated with antitoxin he believes
that they are rendered immune, and that there will be no further cases.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 April 1902
Mrs. Thomas Flood died at the family residence, nine miles
northeast of this city, at 12 o'clock Saturday night, aged 58 years.
The funeral will take place from St. Francis de Sales church tomorrow
morning at an hour not yet decided upon. Interment will be in St.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 September 1908
Died at her home, No. 427 Main street, Sunday morning, September
20th, at 5 o'clock, Mrs. Caroline Flower. She is survived by
one daughter, Mrs. W. L. Young; one grandson, Stuart F. Dey; and one
granddaughter, Mrs. Edwin S. Siglar; two sisters, Mrs. Eliza Clark of
Geneva, and Mrs. Margaret Ackley of Canisteo, N. Y. The funeral will
take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock from the house. Rev. W. W.
Weller, pastor of the First Presbyterian church will officiate. Burial
From Geneva Daily Times 6 November 1897
The sudden death of Adelaide Flynn of Exchange street occurred
at her home at about 5 o'clock this morning at the age of 77 years,
without premonition and before medical assistance could be summoned.
in her bed and passed away almost without the knowledge of her friends,
and she breathed but a few times after being found in a dying
Dr. H. D. Weyburn was called and notified Coroner Wright, who through
doctor gave a certificate of death from general debility and old age.
deceased had attended the Salvation Army meeting on the previous
and on coming home, complained of rheumatic pains. Notice of the
will be given later.
From Geneva Daily Times
25 June 1904
Phelps, N. Y. - Daniel Flynn died Thursday afternoon, after a
He was sixty-three years of age and is survived by two sisters, Kate
and Ellen Flynn of Phelps and John Flynn of Chicago.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 December 1903
Rushville, N. Y.
- Mrs. Eliza Flynn, aged about seventy years, died at her home
west of the village yesterday from apoplexy. Mrs. Flynn lived alone and
was found in an unconscious condition Wednesday evening, from which she
From Ontario Republican Times 8 February 1861
James Flynn and Mary, his wife, were found frozen to death
this morning at their place of residence on Jail street in this
village. Coroner Howe, of Phelps, held an inquest on the bodies and the
evidence elicited showed that the deceased were both habitual
drunkards, and that on
the afternoon and evening of Thursday, they were in a state of helpless
It appeared also that the woman's clothing was on fire in the evening
eight o'clock, but a neighbor went to her assistance and succeeded in
extinguishing it. They were heard in their rooms about 1 o'clock, and
later still their
son was seen asleep in an apology for a bed, while his parents lay
upon the floor, where they were found dead about eight o'clock this
From Geneva Daily Times 8 December 1908
Canandaigua, N. Y. - James Flynn, who was formerly a member of the
Ontario Board of Supervisors, died yesterday morning at his home in
Holcomb. Mr. Flynn was a native of Ireland; he came to this section
when only 6 years of age. He lacked five days of completing a half
century of life. Mr. Flynn leaves his wife, a son and a daughter, all
of Holcomb. He served as Democratic supervisor from 1906 till 1907, and
also served as constable and collector for many years.
From Victor Herald 5 July 1901
Fishers, N. Y. - The funeral of John Flynn, who has been
a resident of this town for many years, was held Saturday morning from
the Catholic church in Victor. Mr. Flynn was well-known and liked and
will be missed by a large number of friends.
From Ontario County Journal 16 July 1909
Death came suddenly to John Flynn, at his home on North
Pleasant street on Friday morning. He was stricken before arising and
expired before physicians arrived. A heart ailment was the cause of
death. Deceased was born in this village and upon the same street where
he died 56 years ago. There survive, his wife and a daughter, Miss
Katerine Flynn, two brothers, James D. of this village, and Andrew of
Rochester, and one sister, Miss Marie Flynn of Canandaigua. Funeral
services were held on Monday morning at St. Mary's church and burial
was in Calvary cemetery. Mr. Flynn's fellow employees at the Lisk
factory, and the officers and employees of the office, sent beautiful
From Ontario County Journal 18 February 1898
The death of John Flynn occurred at his home on North
Pleasant street on Friday, Feb. 11. Mr. Flynn was born in Moystown,
Kings county, Ireland, June 16, 1809. He came to America in 1849, and
had resided in Canandaigua since that time. He leaves one sister, Miss
Jane Flynn of Canandaigua, and three sons, Andrew Flynn of Rochester,
James D., and John of this village; and one daughter, Miss Maria Flynn
of New York city.
From Geneva Gazette 20 February 1880
John C. Flynn, the well-known grocer, died on the 16th inst. He
was much esteemed by his many friends, and they manifested it by an
immense attendance at his funeral. He was buried day before yesterday
from St. Francis de Sales Church of which he was a devout member.
From Ontario County Journal 12 March 1909
The death of Mrs. Julia Flynn occurred at the home of
James Collins, north of the brick yard, on Monday. She was 84 years of
age. Her only surviving relative is a nephew, Thomas FitzGibbons. The
funeral was held from St. Mary's church on Wednesday morning.
From Ontario County Journal 19 May 1893
Monday forenoon, train 8, on the Northern Central, leaving
Canandaigua at 7:35 a.m., struck and killed Michael Flynn, the
accident occurring near the station at Stanley. Mr. Flynn was
ninety-nine years old, and naturally somewhat slow of hearing and
motion, and possessed of some of the whims of old age. For several
years he has lived with his wife in one of the company's shanties
alongside the track. Frequently during the past few years Mr. Flynn
strayed upon the track, and engineers were compelled to stop their
trains to prevent a fatality. The matter had become so troublesome that
the company's officers had gone to Stanley and told Mr. Flynn that if
he did not discontinue the practice, they would be compelled to evict
him from his place. He promised to stay away from the track, and his
wife agreed to see to it that he kept his promise. Monday morning,
however, she went away to her work, leaving Mr. Flynn at home. He went
out upon the track. The engineer of train eight saw him and whistled
sharply, but the old man, though apparently aware of the coming train,
seemed to misjudge its nearness. Before he could escape, the engine
struck him, knocking him against a target in such a manner, that
besides other injuries, the top of his skull was almost entirely struck
off. He survived but a brief time. Mr. Flynn was many years ago in the
service of the company at Canandaigua. He leaves a wife and one son.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 19 December 1906
Sunday afternoon at the Canandaigua Hospital of Physicians and
Surgeons occurred the death of Mrs. James S. Fogarty, aged 43
years. Mrs. Fogarty had undergone an operation on the previous
Wednesday but her recovery was confidently looked for and her death was
a sad shock to her many friends. Mrs. Fogarty before her marriage was
Miss Sarah E. Phipps. She was born in Manchester July 29, 1863, and on
June 20, 1886, she was married to James S. Fogarty of this place, and
has always since resided here. She was a woman of fine Christian
character and life and her bereaved husband and children have the
sympathy of the entire community in their affliction. She is survived
by her husband and seven children, two boys, William and Henry; and
five little daughters, Catherine, Marguerite, Mildred, Agnes and
Dorothy. Her funeral was held from St. Mary's church Tuesday morning at
9:30 and was very largely attended. Interment was in Calvary cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 14 September 1881
Cornelius Fogerty, a young Irishman in the employ of Nathaniel
Bishop, four miles north from Manchester, died from the effects of the
intense heat on Wednesday of last week. On Tuesday he was at work in a
field cutting corn and complained of weakness, but after resting
awhile, was able to go on with his work. On Wednesday morning he went
into the corn field again, but was again compelled to stop work for a
while. A glass of cider made him feel better, but towards noon he
became so exhausted and dizzy that it was with difficulty he got to the
house. He complained of being sick to the stomach and could not eat,
but when his companions left him at 3 o'clock to go on with the work,
he was lying on a bench in the wood shed and said that he felt better.
When they returned at 5 o'clock they found him lying in a pool of blood
on the floor near the bench, dead, his nose and face being badly
bruised and cut. Early the next morning Coroner Jewett of this village
was notified, but on viewing the body and learning of the
circumstances, he did not hold an inquest, deeming that death resulted
unmistakably from sunstroke. The unfortunate man had either had a
convulsion or had tried to get up and in his exhaustion and dizziness
had rolled off the bench, the shock of the fall perhaps hastening his
death. He was a strong and healthy man, about 30 years of age, and was
unmarried, having been in this country but a short time.
From Ontario County Times 31 August 1870
A laborer named Timothy Foley, a resident of this village,
instantly killed in Rochester yesterday, by the caving in of the back
an ale vault, in which he was at work. Three men were killed by this
accident, and two others were seriously injured. His remains were
here last night, and now lie at Mr. Hennessey's house, on Main street,
interment. The deceased was 46 years of age.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 January 1911
The sudden death last night of Mrs. Vashti Susan Depew Folger, widow
of the late Charles W. Folger, was a great shock to her family and her
many friends. Mrs. Folger yesterday afternoon suffered a very acute
attack of indigestion but last night was feeling more comfortable and
about one o'clock, when her son Thomas Folger left her to retire, she
was sleeping. When he went to her room this morning about seven
o'clock, he discovered that she was dead, having passed away during the
night. Dr. J. Pope Delaney was called, also Coroner Flint, who
pronounced death due to acute indigestion and valvular hear disease.
Mrs. Folger was born at Peekskill of an old and prominent family. She
was a distant relative of United States Senator Chauncey M. Depew.
After her marriage, she came to this city where she has since made her
home. The family residence is at No. 802 Main street. Her husband, the
late Charles W. Folger, was engaged in the nursery business. His father
was Judge Charles J. Folger who was well-known throughout the state.
The survivors are three sons, Charles J. and Thomas W. Folger of this
city; and Paul Folger of Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Mirabel Depew
Hamlin of Smethport, Pa., and Mrs. Ethel Louise Wells of Cleveland, O.
From Ontario County Journal 15 February 1895
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - L. P. Follett died at his home in Gypsum
Thursday , Feb. 7. The funeral services were held on Wednesday, and the
remains interred in Gypsum cemetery.
From Ontario Republican Times 25 June 1862
Only three months have passed since we gave a brief account of the
funeral of the eldest son of Judge Foot, and now we are to give a
similar account of the funeral of his second son, Samuel Campbell
Foot, late acting Master's Mate in the United States Navy. We have
heretofore mentioned the creditable manner in which he acquitted
himself in the battle at Roanoke Island, as signal officer of the
gunboat, "Stars and Stripes." He discharged a like duty equally well in
the battle at Newbern. After that battle, he was transferred to the
more responsible position of executive officer on the
U. S. armed Steamer Whitehead, which was stationed several weeks near
City, N. C., in the vicinity of the canal and dismal swamp. The malaria
that region gave our young friend a typhoid fever. He was sent to the
Hospital at Newbern where he was very ill for some weeks. There his
reached him, and started homeward with him. He improved on the journey,
arrived at the residence of his aunt, Miss Campbell, at Millburn, N.
a few miles from New York, where his mother was waiting to receive him.
seemed better, and his recovery was confidently expected. But after a
days, his disease took an unfavorable turn, and he expired on Thursday,
12th inst., on the same day of the week and but three months from the
on which his elder brother died. His funeral took place last Sunday
afternoon, on the same day and very nearly in the same manner that of
his brother had on the 16th of March last. His remains were taken to
the Reformed Dutch Church, the Pastor, Dr. Wiley, conducted the
services, which were strikingly appropriate, and delivered an
impressive sermon to a crowded house. Geneva Courier
From Geneva Daily Times 12 September 1903
N. Foote, aged 80 years, died at the city hospital, where he had
lain in a precarious condition for nearly five months as the result of
inhaling coal gas April 24, last evening at 9:90 o'clock. Foote's case
has been remarkable from the first in that he has exhibited unusual
physical recuperative powers. Foote, at the time of the accident, was
employed as gardener for Laura A. Youngs at No. 616 Main street. On the
morning of April 24, the Youngs family noticed at breakfast a strong
odor of escaping gas. Foote also had failed to appear as usual. Mrs.
Youngs, accordingly, being suspicious of trouble, went to the boiler
room in the basement which was occupied by Foote. This she found filled
with coal gas and Foote lying on a cot unconscious. She quickly
summoned the other members of the family and Dr. C. D. McCarthy was
called. After finding that it was impossible to restore the man by
ordinary means, he ordered his removal to the city hospital. Prof. and
Mrs. Herbert R. Moody who were in the house at the time, were also
affected by the coal gas but to a less degree. The patient showed
little signs of recovery when taken to the hospital where he went for
72 hours without speaking, being unconscious the greater part of the
time. The attending physicians considered his death but a question of
hours. So great was the man's tenacity to life, however, that he began
to improve. Although his life has often hung in the balance the past
few months, Foote has lingered along. Grave complications set in a
few days ago to which his death was due .
Mr. Foote was born in Tompkins county and lived for many years in
Trumansburg. He had lived in Geneva for the past five years. He is
survived by a daughter, Mrs. J. L. Marshall of Ithaca. The funeral will
be held at Trumansburg tomorrow afternoon. The burial will be in the
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