"Fri" to "Fz" Obituaries
From Geneva Daily Times 24 April 1908
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Susan Fridley occurred
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lydia Smith, on Eagle street. She had
in failing health for a number of months. Mrs. Fridley was born at
83 years ago, and had been a residence of Phelps for the past twenty
She was a member of the Berrytown Lutheran church. She leaves two sons,
Fridley, of McDougall, and Seymour Fridley of Phelps, and one daughter,
Smith of Phelps.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 October 1909
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth Fries, mother of Andrew Fries of
this village and a resident in town for fifty-five years, died Monday
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sutfin, in South Dansville, with whom
she was temporarily residing. Mrs. Fries was nearly 92 years old. She
leaves a sister in Prattsburg who is 98, also two sons, Andrew and
German H. in Danshall, Mich., and two daughters, Mrs. Sutfin and Mrs.
Rowe, both of South Dansville.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 July 1905
Naples, N. Y. - Frank Haschal Frink, aged 85, died of paralysis
Tuesday morning. He was a highly honored citizen of Naples and had been
all of his life identified with
its interests and growth. Born in Canadice he came to Naples when
a lad, hewed his way through forests to the possession of a fine farm,
on which he lived till ten years ago, when he moved to the village. He
preserved his vigor and cheery manner up to the day he was stricken,
last Friday. At his death he was overseer of the poor in the town,
which office he had held consecutively for nine years. He was an
earnest Republican in politics, a Methodist in religious faith and an
all around honest
citizen. He had been thrice married, first to Miss Spike of North
Cohocton, next to Miss Susan Johnson of Naples. His last wife, who
survives him, was Mrs. Katherine Dearlove of Prattsburg. He leaves
three sons, Frank of Valparaiso, Ind., James and William of Cleveland,
O. The funeral will be at North Cohocton, at which place is the
Methodist church, which he was largely instrumental in organizing
and of which he was a liberal supporter.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 March 1915
Mrs. George H. Frink, aged 56 years, of this city, who has been
spending several months in New York for her health, died quite suddenly
in that city this morning. Mrs. Frink was feeling as well as usual on
Saturday last and went shopping the day before. On Sunday her daughter,
Miss Margaret Frink of Syracuse, was summoned and reached New York
yesterday morning. Mr. Frink was also sent for but did not receive the
word in time to get to New York before Mrs. Frink's death. Mrs Frink
was well known in this city, having spent the most of her life here,
with an aunt, Mrs. J. E. Morrison, of 103 Pulteney street. Besides her
husband, she leaves one daughter; two aunts in Geneva, Mrs. J. E.
Morrison and Mrs. W. M. Spenton, in the country; one uncle, David
Jaques of Michigan, and several cousins in this vicinity. The body will
be brought to Geneva, reaching here tomorrow morning on the 7 o'clock
New York Central train, and will be taker to her home, 103 Pulteney
Burial Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 November 1909
Allen G. Frisbie, 69 years of age, a well-known fire insurance and
real estate agent of the city, died suddenly at 4:30 o'clock this
morning at his home, No. 189 Lewis street. The cause of death was acute
heart disease and neither his family nor his physician, Dr. Herbert M.
Eddy, knew that his heart was affected until a few hours prior to his
death. Mr. Frisbie was about his accustomed duties on Wednesday and in
the evening attended the entertainment at the theater. On Thursday
morning he was taken with what was considered to be an attack of
indigestion and remained in bed during the day. Yesterday he was
apparently better, but continued to keep his bed. There was practically
no decided change until early this morning when he felt a pain in his
left side. His wife left the room for a moment and as she went out she
heard a slight noise. Upon returning she found that he was dead. Dr.
Eddy was called at once but his only service was to pronounce that his
death was caused by acute heart trouble. Mr. Frisbie was born in
Westford, Vt., on March 17, 1840. As a young man he enlisted in Company
A of the 13th Regiment of Vermont Volunteers on August 22, 1862. On
Sept. 11th of the same year he was made a corporal and in this capacity
served until the expiration of his enlistment on July 21, 1863. At the
end of his military service he returned to Vermont and later lived with
his mother at Whitecreek, N. Y.
In February, 1883, he married Julia A. Smith of Geneva, who formerly
had resided near his boyhood home. Shortly after his marriage he came
to Geneva to reside. For practically the entire time that he has
resided here, he has been engaged in the fire insurance and real estate
business. He was a member of Old Castle Lodge, No. 299, I. O. O. F.,
and Swift Post No. 94, G. A. R. During the early part of his residence
he was an active member of the First Methodist church, but of later
years he became identified with the North Presbyterian church. He is
survived by his widow, one brother, A. D. Frisbie of Cambridge, N. Y.,
and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Mattison of Fort Edward, N. Y. The funeral
will take place at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the house. Rev.
David H. Craver, pastor of the North Presbyterian church, will
officiate, and burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 3 March 1899
Phelps, N. Y. - G. S. Frisbie, one of the prominent and esteemed
citizens of this place, died last Saturday forenoon, shortly after 11
o'clock, from the effects of a paralytic stroke on the day previous.
The deceased had been in quite poor health for some time, as the result
of one or two similar strokes. He had been apparently better and was on
the streets daily. About 7 o'clock on Friday morning, before his usual
time for arising, he spoke to some member of his family that one side
was paralyzed. He soon after lost the power of speech entirely and
later went into an unconscious condition from which he never rallied,
and grew worse rapidly, expiring at the time mentioned, aged 59 years.
The deceased had always resided in Phelps and was highly esteemed as a
man and a citizen. He is survived by a wife, one son, Charles, and two
daughters, Mrs. Guy Patton of Chicago, and Mrs. W. L. Crothers, of this
village. The funeral services were held and largely attended from the
residence on North Wayne street on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev.
A. J. Waugh officiating. Interment was made in the family plot in the
From Geneva Daily Times 4 February 1909
Mrs. Olive E. Friss, wife of Adam Friss, died this morning at 10
o'clock at her home, No. 238 Castle street. She was 57 years old.
Besides her husband she leaves one son, George H. Friss; two brothers,
George H. Silvernail of Connecticut and Frank Silvernail of Newark, N.
J., and one sister, Mrs. William F. Potter of Bridgeport, Conn. Burial
From Ontario County Journal 27 May 1898
The death of Louis Fritz occurred at his home on Buffalo
street on Monday afternoon. Mr. Fritz had been employed as a brewer in
the McKechnie brewery for a number of years, and had only been obliged
to give up work since the first of May. The cause of death was
consumption. He leaves a wife and eight children. The funeral services
were held at the family residence Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock
under the direction of the Odd Fellows.
From Ontario County Journal 15 November 1895
At the city hospital in Rochester, last Friday, occurred the death
of Mrs. Carrie C. Frone, wife of M. L. Frone, of this village.
She had survived, it was thought, successfully, an operation for the
removal of tumors, when a change for the worse occurred, from which she
did not recover. Deceased was 35 years of age. Funeral services were
held at her late home on Center street Sunday afternoon
From Geneva Daily Times 4 March 1907
Naples, N. Y. - Floyd R. Frost died at his farm home in West
Hollow, in this town, at 9 o'clock last Thursday evening, aged 79
years. There was evidently a mysterious chapter in this man's life,
which he never revealed, even to those who knew him best. He was born
in Westchester county of a refined family, was well educated and a keen
business man. For about ten years in his young manhood, he was
telegraph operator in a railroad office. Over thirty years ago he came
to Naples from
Prattsburgh, where relatives reside, and bought a secluded farm of 160
acres, four miles from the village, and had lived there entirely alone
all of three years. He had plenty of money, but preferred to live this
life. He was generous, took an active interest in improvements, a kind
and obliging neighbor and an excellent farmer. He came to town each
as a rule to stock up for the week. During his last illness of some
he had manifested no desire to be cared for, and had expressed a wish
he might die. He was a great reader and spent all of his resting hours
alone with his books and papers. Two sisters, Mrs. S. D. Cook, and Mrs.
Peter Parrish, of Prattsburgh, and a brother in the West survive him.
From Victor Herald 4 October 1901
Mrs. Gertrude Frost, for many years a resident of Victor, died at
her home, about three miles southwest of this village, Monday evening.
Mrs. Frost was sixty-five years of age. Mrs. Frost had been for some
months a helpless sufferer from a paralytic shock and her death was not
unexpected. She was a member of St. Paul's Universalist church. Besides
a husband, she is survived by three sons: Frederick Frost of Michigan;
William Frost of Murray, N. Y.; and Dewey Frost of Victor. Two brothers
and two sisters also survive: Eugene B. Dewey of Canandaigua; Dr.
Bernard Dewey of Iowa; Mrs. M. A. Wilbur of Victor; and Mrs. Peter P.
Plumb of Farmington. The funeral services were held from the ome on
Thursday afternoon, the Rev. S. G. Ayres officiating. Interment in
Boughton Hill Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 13 January 1911
James Frost, formerly a well-known farmer of Victor, died at
Willard State hospital on Sunday. He had been an inmate for 20 years.
His wife died 12 years ago. Three sons, Fred of Bad Axe, Mich.; William
D. of Albion; and L. D. Frost of Canandaigua, survive.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 February 1905
Mrs. Martha E. Frost died at her home, No. 102 Main street, at
7:45 o'clock last night after an illness of about two years. The cause
of death was dropsy. Mrs. Frost had lived in Geneva ten years. She is
survived by a son, Stanley Frost and one daughter, Mrs. Grace Kent of
Geneva, and two sisters, Mrs. M. E. Worden of Sturgess, Mich., and Mrs.
John Wiggins of Interlaken. A short funeral service will be held from
the home at
8 o'clock Monday morning, after which the remains will be taken to
Valois for burial. Rev. Dr. J. B. Hubbs will officiate.
From Geneva Gazette 2 September 1859
Died, in this village on the 28th ult., Mr. Henry Frushour, Sr.,
86th year of his age. Mr. F. was one of the oldest citizens of
our village. He moved into the adjoining town of Phelps in the year
18(unreadable), and shortly afterwards changed his residence to Geneva,
where he has ever since lived. In all the relations of life, he was an
upright and estimable man.
From Ontario County Journal 7 August 1891
Hopewell, N. Y. - Wm. J. Frushour died last Sunday after a short
illness. He was buried Tuesday at 2 o'clock. Funeral services at the
house; interment in Sand Hill Cemetery. He spent all his life on the
farm where he died and was well-known and liked by all his neighbors.
He was generous to any in distress, a good counsellor in trouble, a
firm friend, and an open,
undisguised enemy. His funeral was largely attended. He leaves a wife
two daughters, Mrs. Lester Thacher, and Mrs. Ed. Wright, of
Canandaigua. He was 78 years old.
From Ontario County Journal 5 August 1910
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The burial of Mrs. Albert Fry took
the village cemetery Tuesday. Her death occurred at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Fitch, at Aurelius, July 31, at the age of
73 years. She was the mother of Mrs. Patrick McCarthy of this town.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 October 1908
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Mary Fulford occurred
Sunday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Vincent. Death came
suddenly, heart disease being assigned as the cause. Mrs. Fulford was
88 years of age and had lived in Phelps for the past sixteen years. Her
near surviving relatives are a sister, Mrs. Robert Schellenger of
Phelps, and a brother, William Eldridge of Canandaigua.
From the Canandaigua Daily Messenger 26 February 1934
Benedict W. Fuller, Well Known Officer, Dies Suddenly Today
Benedict W. Fuller, 45, well-known patrolman on the city
police force, died suddenly this morning of coronary embolism at his
home, 226 Gorham street. Mr. Fuller was apparently improving from
a serious illness caused by blood poisoning in his right
hand and arm and was removed to his home Thursday from Memorial
Hospital, where he had been confined since early in December.
He was born in Canandaigua February 27, 1888. He was appointed
to the police force in 1922, but after
serving a few months, he resigned to enter a business partnership.
When this was dissolved
he applied for reinstatement and served as special patrolman for night
duty, holidays and other special occasions. Passing the civil
service examinations with high marks in 1928, he headed the eligible
list for appointment as a regular member of the force, which came on
1929. According to his associates he was an unusually efficient and
tactful officer and served the city well.
Besides his wife, he leaves three sons and four daughters, Albert,
Benedict, Robert, Kathryn, Mary, Anna and Rose Eileen, of this city, a
sister and three brothers, Mrs. Charles Abert and Augustus Fuller, of
Rochester; Albert Fuller, of Colorado, and Thomas Fuller of
Canandaigua; also one grandchild.
The funeral will take place Thursday at 8:30 from the home and at 9
o'clock from St. Mary's church. Internment will be in Calvary
Death Certificate of Benedict W. Fuller
Thanks to Michael Pierce
for this donation.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 October 1906
Gorham, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Richard Fuller occurred
home in the southeast part of the village Friday morning after a
lingering illness of consumption. She leaves a husband and one son to
mourn her loss. The funeral took place
at 12:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Rev. A. H. Knight of the Baptist
church officiating. Burial was in Gorham cemetery.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 19 December 1906
Stanley, N. Y. - Mrs. Lydia Fulmer, one of the few old time
residents, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Hawley,
Thursday, December 13, at the advanced age of 93 years. Mrs. Fulmer
leaves two daughters, Mrs. Andrew Hawley, with whom she has resided
since the death of her daughter, Jean, about three years ago; and Mrs.
Kate Pierson of Gorham. The funeral was held from her late home
Saturday morning at 11 o'clock with interment in Gorham.
From Geneva Daily Times 9 March 1908
Mrs. Gennie Fulton, aged 73 years, died Saturday night at 8:45
o'clock at the home of her son-in-law, George E. Hair, of 51 Middle
street. The cause of death was apoplexy. For the past twenty years the
deceased has been a
resident of this city. The remains were taken this morning at 11:08,
a brief prayer by Rev. W. K. Towner, to Auburn. The survivors are two
Hugh and William Fulton; and one brother, Robert Wallace, all of
funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock from the home
Hugh Fulton, Auburn.
From Ontario County Journal 4 July 1890
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - Died at Reed's Corners Saturday morning at
4 o'clock, Jerry Fundy, aged 75 years. The funeral was held
at the Congregational church Sunday at 2 o'clock p.m. The sermon was by
Rev. Curry, and a large congregation showed their respect for the dead,
as well as their sympathy for the family.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 August 1903
Mrs. Mary Funsoston died at her home, No. 333 Lake street,
Saturday evening after a lingering illness. She is survived by her
husband and three sons. The funeral will be held at the house Wednesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock.
From Geneva Gazette 4 March 1887
DROWNED IN CASTLE CREEK - A most distressing accident
Wednesday last by which a little girl less than nine years old lost her
By reason of the warm weather of Tuesday and Wednesday morning which
the snow and ice Castle Creek was quite high; and Little Edith
accompanied by her brother, who is a few years older, went out to the
of the creek in the yard of their parents' home on Castle street to
the ice go whirling past. In some manner little Edith slipped and
into the creek, and before help could be obtained her body had been
away out of sight. An alarm was made immediately and men
stationed themselves at the mouth of the creek to catch the body as it
went by, while the frenzied father, Fred J. Furman, waded up the shore
hoping that his daughter might have lodged somewhere along the creek,
or that she had been rescued. By reason of the quantity of
floating ice and the muddy condition of the water the body was not
discovered as it went by, but it was recovered later in the canal
basin. It was one of the saddest accidents that ever happened in
Geneva, and the sorrowing parents have the sympathy of the entire
community in their shocking bereavement. The
funeral of the little one will take place tomorrow (Saturday)
afternoon, at St. Peter's Church, at half past 2 o'clock.
From Geneva Gazette 21 March 1862
Death from Intemperance - On the 14th inst., Coroner Young, of
this village, was called to South Bristol to hold an inquest on the
body of Robert L. Furman of that town, which was found lying
on the beach at the head of Canandaigua Lake, where it is supposed to
have lain a couple of days. The testimony elicited no further
facts than that the deceased was a very intemperate man. The
verdict found was, that he died from the effects of intemperance and
exposure. He leaves a wife and several children in destitute
From Ontario County Journal 6 February 1885
Died at the M. E. Parsonage at Allen's
Hill, on Thursday, January 29th, Mrs. Samantha Furman, wife of
Rev. E. S. Furman, pastor of the M. E. Church at that place.
Funeral services were held in the church Sunday morning, the burial
services being held at Churchville, Monroe county, Monday morning.
The illness of the deceased was so brief that her relatives could
not be summoned to attend her, and there were present at the funeral
services only her sister, Mrs. Cole, from New York city, and a
son-in-law, Mr. Harris of Oakfield, New York.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 January 1907
Rushville, N. Y. - Tuesday morning between three and four
o'clock occurred the death of Postmaster Thomas E. Furner, after
illness. He was only confined to his home five weeks and to
his bed less than a week. Mr. Furner, who was forty-five years of age,
was born in the town of Jerusalem, most of his early life having been
spent near that place. June 18th, 1890, Mr. Furner was united in
marriage to Miss Mary Blauvelt who survives him. Mr. Furner was a
helpful member of the F. and A. M. and I. O. O. F., a member and
valuable assistant in the Methodist Episcopal church, and Epworth
League, from which he
will be greatly missed. Ever since he was a boy, Mr. Furner has sung in
the choir. For about nine years he has held the responsible position of
Postmaster fulfilling his duties faithfully and well.
Besides his wife, Mr. Furner is survived by four brothers, Charles
Furner of Battle Creek, Mich.; Stephen C. Furner of Stanley; Dr. Joshua
Furner of Lima, and Seward Furner of Rochester; also two sisters, Mary
Peirson of Flint Creek and Addie Deland of Stanley. The funeral will be
held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the M. E. church, Rev. A. W.
Rice officiating. Burial in village cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 1 April 1910
Cheshire, N. Y. - Mrs. Betsy Furnum, aged about 73 years, passed
away at the home of B. F. Odell, where she had been employed for some
time, after an illness of one week, on Monday morning. Services were
held at the home of her son, Charles Furnum, on Thursday afternoon.
Burial at Academy.
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