"Ga" to "Gar" Obituaries
From Ontario County Chronicle 3 September 1902
Monday morning Mrs. Mary A. Gabriel, died at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. William Washburn in Washington street, aged 92 years.
Death was due to old age.
From Geneva Daily
Times 26 September 1903
Rushville, N. Y. - Dowe Gage died at the home of his son, Amasa
Gage, west of this village by the lake, Monday at the age of
eighty-six. Mr. Gage was born and had always lived in that vicinity. He
is survived by three children, Marvin Gage, Amasa Gage and Mrs. Frank
Gunn, fourteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Rev. D. M.
Van Tuyl officiated at the funeral which was held
From Ontario Messenger 15 April 1857
Died in the town of Canandaigua, on the 8th inst., John Gage, aged
years and 4 months. Born and reared in Wendell, N. H., he cast his
first electoral vote for Jefferson - served as an officer in the war of
1812 for one campaign, and in 1817, he became a citizen of this town.
For more than forty years he has been well-known in this community as
in industrious neighbor, a steadfast friend and an honest man.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 23 August 1905
Rushville, N. Y. - The many friends of Marvin Gage were
when on Tuesday of last week they learned of his death at his
home north of this village. Mr. Gage was sixty-five years of age. His
death was due to Bright's disease. He was a beloved member of the
Methodist church, serving on the official board of that church, and of
the F. & A. M., as well. The latter organization attended the
funeral which was held Thursday afternoon at his late home. He is
survived by a wife, one daughter, Miss Alice Gage, two sons, Thompson
and Murray; one sister, Mrs. Frank Gunn Gage and one brother, Amasey
Gage. The remains were laid at rest in the Rushville cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 January 1905
Rushville, N. Y. - A very sudden death was that of Mary, wife
Burt Gage, Monday morning at their home east of this
village. She was thirty-seven years of age, and leaves beside her
husband, five small children, the youngest only a few hours of age; her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Sherburne, and one brother, William
Sherburne. The funeral was held at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon at the
house, conducted by Rev. A. W. Rice of the
M. E. church. Burial in Rushville cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 10 April 1901
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Murray Gage died at her home west of
the village April 3. She is survived by her husband and infant daughter.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 July 1905
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The funeral services of Andrew
Jackson Gaines, who died Thursday morning at
the home of his brother, George Gaines, in this village, were held
at the St. Felix church this morning. The remains were taken to
Canandaigua for burial.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 October 1910
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - After an illness of only a few
days, the death of George E. Gaines occurred at the family
on Pearl street, on Sunday night. Up until about one week ago, he had
been in his usual health, and at that time it was not thought that his
illness was serious, but on Friday he suddenly commenced to fail and
his strength went rapidly. Mr. Gain was born 59 years ago near
Richmond, Virginia, where he spent his boyhood, and in later years he
came north, and soon located in this village, where he had been a
resident for the past twenty years, much of this time being spent at
his trade as a painter and decorator. He is survived by his wife and
three children; one daughter of this village; a daughter who resides in
Canandaigua; and a son who is a traveling man for a Rochester firm, who
is now in the state of Texas.
From Victor Herald 18 August 1899
Bridget, wife of John Gainey, died of consumption at her
home, south of Phelps, Friday, August 4th, aged 47 years. Besides the
husband, eight children, five boys and three girls, are left to mourn
her loss. Three sisters and two brothers also survive her. The remains
brought to Victor, the former home of the deceased, Monday, August 7th.
Interment in the Catholic cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 28 December 1904
Victor, N. Y. - The remains of Patrick Gainey, aged 25
years, formerly of this town, who died at his home in Phelps on Sunday,
were brought here last Wednesday morning and the funeral was held at
St. Patrick's church. He was buried in the Catholic cemetery here.
From Ontario County Journal 14
Victor, N. Y. - Died, Friday,
Jan. 7th, of consumption, Thomas Gainey, aged 27.
The funeral was largely attended from the Catholic Church on Monday
morning of this week.
From Ontario Republican Times 22 October 1862
An Irishman named Patrick Galasby, in the employ of Martin
Remington, in the south part of this town, was fatally injured on
last while at work about a threshing machine. It appears that he had
cutting bands, and having finished the job and left the platform, was
the act of stepping over the cylinder, when one of his feet slipped and
was caught in such a manner as to draw his leg in and hold it fast
the machine stopped -- the cylinder continuing to revolve meantime, and
mangling the poor fellow's limb most shockingly. He was finally
alive, but died before the surgeon arrived who was summoned to attend
The deceased was about fifty-five years old, and leaves a wife and
children in very destitute circumstances.
From Ontario County Chronicle 8 July 1903
Manchester, N. Y. - John Galbrath, a stone mason and contractor,
died at his home Wednesday afternoon, aged 62 years. He had been a
sufferer for some time with enlargement of the heart. Mr. Galbrath had
been a resident of this village for about 35 years and had been held in
high esteem. He is survived by his wife and two children: Mrs. W. A.
Hawkes and James Galbrath, both of this place.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 October 1907
The funeral of Mrs. Anna Gallagher will be held Monday
morning at 8:30 o'clock from her late residence in Oaks Corners, and at
10 o'clock at St. Francis Desales church. Burial will be in St.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 December 1908
James W. Gallagher, aged 50 years, died at 3 o'clock yesterday
afternoon at the family home, 142 William street, after a lingering
illness of a year. During the past six months Mr. Gallagher was
confined to his home. He is survived by his widow and seven children:
John, James, Thomas and Edward Gallagher; Mrs. V. Merchant, Rose and
Catherine Gallagher; and one granddaughter, Margaret Merchant. Mr.
Gallagher was born in Springfield, Ohio. He removed to Geneva when 12
years of age and has resided here since. For the past nineteen years he
has been engaged in the wholesale and retail liquor business. Mr.
Gallagher was a member of the old Folger Guards, now Company B, for
eight years and also an exempt fireman, having served for a number of
years with the Kanadasaga Steamer Company. Burial St. Patrick's
From Ontario County Chronicle 4 January 1905
Naples, N. Y. - Saturday at 3 p.m. in Geneva City Hospital
occurred the death of Mrs. Jessie Gallagher of this village.
Remains were brought to Naples Monday. The funeral was held from her
late residence Tuesday, Rev. C. C. MacLean officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 December 1907
John Gallagher, aged 48 years, died yesterday afternoon at 5
o'clock at the home of his brother, James Gallagher, of No. 142 William
Death was due to pneumonia. The deceased was foreman of the nursery of
late H. D. Patty for twenty years, and for the past two years has been
foreman for the R. G. Chase Nursery Company. He has been a resident of
his entire life. He is survived by his father, Thomas Gallagher of
two sons, Edward and Michael; one daughter, Anna; one brother, James,
of this city. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock
St. Stephen's church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 January 1898
Mrs. Patrick J. Gallagher died at her home in North street,
this city, at 3 o'clock yesterday morning, aged 38 years. The funeral
will take place from St. Francis de Sales church at 9 o'clock tomorrow
morning, Rev. Father McPadden officiating. The maiden name of the
Delia O'Connell. She was well known and highly respected in Geneva. On
the 13th day of last October, she was married to Patrick J. Gallagher,
night operator at the Postal telegraph office. Mr. Gallagher had
purchased a home in North street; the blow is keenly felt by him. The
young wife contracted
a very severe cold, which developed into pneumonia. All that medical
could suggest was done for her relief, but death came early yesterday
The deceased is survived by three sisters, all of whom reside in this
She was a niece of Rev. Father O'Connell of Ovid. Burial St.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 April 1897
Thomas Gallagher, an old and respected resident of this city,
died at his home on Center street yesterday at 3 o'clock, aged 68
years. He was born in Ireland in 1829 and emigrated to this country
settling in Geneva forty-eight years ago. He was employed on the New
York Central railway and for recent years was watchman at the North
street crossing. He was taken sick about years ago. The deceased leaves
a widow and five children, Thomas of Auburn and Patrick of Geneva, Mrs.
Michael Gannon and Mrs. William Murphy of this city and Miss Ellen
Gallagher of Buffalo. The funeral will be in charge of DeVaney and
Fletcher and will take place tomorrow morning at nine o'clock from St.
Francis de Sales church.
From Ontario County Times 30 March 1881
Victor, N. Y. - The funeral services of the late Wm. D.
Gallagher were held at the residence of Mr. Wm. Dickinson, on
Friday afternoon. The floral offerings were numerous and very
beautiful. The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Sherman of Pittsford.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 January 1896
Mary Galligan, aged 67 years, died at 11 o'clock this morning of
heart failure at the home of Mrs. Thomas Rogers on Exchange street. The
funeral will be held from St. Francis
de Sales church on Tuesday morning.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 May 1912
Mrs. Eleanor Cost Galloway died last evening at her late home on
Broad street, Clifton Springs. She had resided in Clifton Springs for
the past 35 years and was a member of St. John's Episcopal church. She
is survived by two daughters. The funeral will take place Friday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from her home. Rev. Mr. Freeman will
officiate and interment will be made in Clifton Springs Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 31 May 1912
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The funeral service of the late Mrs.
Eleanor Cost Galloway was held at her home on Broad street this
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and the burial will be made in the Clifton
Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Galloway is an old resident of this village,
having lived here for the past forty years. She was born in the town of
Phelps 77 years ago and had always lived in this vicinity. Mrs.
Galloway died on Tuesday night at eleven o'clock, after an illness of
seventeen weeks. She was the widow of Erastus Galloway, who died twelve
years ago. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Hattie Garlock of
Ithaca, Michigan, and Miss Carrie Belle Galloway of Clifton Springs;
three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs.
Emeline Lusk, who lives at Newark, N. Y.
From Shortsville Enterprise 26 March 1914
The death of Lawrence Gallula, a longtime resident of
Farmington, occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Sarah J.
Stevens, in Clifton Springs on Sunday. His age was 93 years. Mr.
Gallula was born in Canada on March 21, 1821. For many years he had
owned and occupied a farm in the township of Farmington. His face was a
familiar one on the streets of Shortsville for many years, but had been
missed of late years, owing to his confinement at home by the
infirmities of old age. His wife passed to the great beyond a number of
years ago. The survivors are two daughters, Miss Harriet Gallula of
Geneva, and Mrs. Stevens; also two sons, J. B. Gallula of Canandaigua,
and George Gallula of Elkhart, Ind. The funeral was held from the
Stevens home on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev.
Volney A. Sage, pastor of the Clifton Springs Baptist church. The
interment followed in Brookside Cemetery in this village.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 February 1905
Mrs. Nellie Gallup died at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Weaver, of Elm street at 3
o'clock yesterday afternoon, aged 22 years. The funeral will
be held from the house at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, Rev. C. E.
Jewell officiating. The remains will be taken to Waterloo for burial.
From Ontario County Journal 14 March 1890
William Gallup, an old resident and successful merchant of
Victor, suddenly fell dead in his store Saturday afternoon of
rheumatism of the heart, aged 72. For about forty years he had carried
on business in the
store where he died, and during the past few years his only son,
had been his partner. He also leaves a widow.
From Ontario County Times 8 February 1882
Shortsville, N. Y. - The wife of Mr. Galula, who lives two
and one-half miles west of this place, died suddenly of paralysis
Friday evening. The funeral services Sunday afternoon were conducted by
the Rev. J. H. Lee of Canandaigua. The remains were interred in the new
From Geneva Daily Times 22 November 1910
John H. Gambee, who for over thirty years was employed as coachman
for Mrs. Elizabeth Smith Miller at Lochland, died this morning at 9
o'clock at the Hygienic Institute. Mr. Gambee was about 69 years old.
He was born in the Town of Varick. He was a most conscientious and
faithful employee and since he first entered the employ of Mrs. Miller,
he never was known to miss a train which he had been sent to meet. Last
November when he drove to the station to meet Mrs. Emeline Pankhurst,
the English suffragette, he was taken ill with pneumonia and was moved
to the hospital. After several weeks he recovered and retained his
ability to drive all last winter but on the 3d of April last, he was
again taken with a severe attack of pneumonia and was in the hospital
for six weeks. He had nearly recovered when he suffered a stroke of
paralysis which affected his eyes and hands and he never recovered the
use of these. Since June he had been a patient at the Hygienic
Institute. He is survived by four children; one son, Floyd Gambee of
Syracuse; three daughters, Lottie Gambee of Syracuse, Mrs. Jessie B.
Abbott of Brooklyn and Mrs. Blanche Ferguson of Los Angeles, Cal.; two
brothers, Edgar H. Gambee of Rochester and Millard Filmore Gambee of
Romulus; two sisters, Mrs. Pierson Dey of Fayette, N. Y., and Mrs.
Armanda Lerch of Springville, N. Y. The remains will be taken to the
home of Mrs. Miller on Lochland Road where the funeral services will be
held Thursday morning at 11 o'clock, Rev. J. Wilford Jacks officiating.
All friends of the deceased are invited to the service. Interment will
be in Glenwood Cemetery on land formerly owned by Colonel and Mrs.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 October 1909
William H. Gambee, a prominent farmer in this section died
yesterday morning at the family residence on the Carter Road, after a
brief illness with pneumonia. The deceased was at one time one of the
most prominent and influential Democrats in this vicinity. He was
elected on that ticket's a number of times as highway commissioner,
excise commissioner and a number of other office. Mr. Gambee was 79
years old. He is survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs. Edward
Hopper of Lyons. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at one
o'clock. Rev. D. H. Craver, pastor of the North Presbyterian church
will officiate. Interment will be at Lyons.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 February 1908
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Tuesday afternoon at his late residence,
of this village, were held the funeral services of Horace B.
whose death occurred on Sunday night. The deceased had been in poor
for the past several years. He was 79 years old and had been a resident
this vicinity for the past thirty years. He was married to Miss Sarah
Garrett in 1853 and she and their four children, William Gannett, who
on a farm in Gypsum; Mrs. Julia Case of Canandaigua; Mrs. Mort
of Cheshire; and Mrs. Bernard Sweeney, who lives at home, survive. The
was made in the Clifton Springs cemetery. The pastor of the Methodist
Rev. P. H. Reigel, officiated at the funeral services.
From Ontario County Chronicle 19 December 1900
Manchester, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Gannon, an old and respected
resident of this town, died at her home, north of this village, on
Saturday morning, aged 80 years. Funeral was held at the Catholic
Palmyra on Monday morning at 10 o'clock.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 September 1909
Fred Gardiner, a barber 35 years of age, who is well-known in this
city, committed suicide this morning in Phelps by drinking carbolic
acid. He was found shortly after 11 o'clock in a dying condition in the
Phelps Hotel, where he lodged. The discovery was made by a porter who
had occasion to go to his room. Dr. F. D. Van Derhoof was called, but
it was too late to save his life. He purchased the acid which he took
at a Phelps drug store this morning at 9 o'clock upon the pretext that
he desired to us it in his shop. Gardiner at various times has been
employed in Geneva. Several years ago he worked for some time in the
Imperial Barber shop conducted by F. E. Stillwell at No. 16 Linden
street. He also worked for J. F. Duffy in his shop at No. 43 Seneca
street, and at the Kirkwood Hotel barber shop. He went from Geneva to
Phelps about a year ago and worked for a time in the shop conducted by
Charles Chittenden. Last spring he again returned to Geneva, securing a
position in the Kirkwood shop. From here he went to Elmira, but about
six weeks ago returned to Phelps where he took charge of the shop in
the Citizen building. About a week ago he began drinking heavily and
yesterday he was ejected from his shop. It is believed that despondency
was the motive which prompted him to commit suicide. He is survived by
a mother in St. Louis, three brothers in Elmira and a widow and child,
who are said to reside in Geneva. It is said that his wife was seen on
the street here today.
From Shortsville Enterprise 28 February 1913
Farmington, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Amos Gardner occurred
her home in this township on Friday last, after a long illness. She
leaves her husband and two sons, Cassius and Roy Gardner, all of
Farmington, and one brother, Cassius Aldrich of Victor. The funeral was
held on Monday.
From Victor Herald, February 15, 1951
C. H. GARDNER of Farmington Dies at 93
Farmington - Charles H. Gardner, 93, died
evening, Feb. 12, at the home of his son, Charles R. Gardner,
Farmington. He had been ill about a week.
Mr. Gardner was born in this town Oct. 5, 1857, and was a descendant
of one of the town's oldest
and strongest families. He was the youngest son of John W.
Gardner and Anna B. Gardner.
On Oct. 19, 1882, he was united in marriage to a schoolmate Clara E.
Lombard. His bride was living in Addison, Mich., with her parents
George and Clarissa Lombard, having moved from Farmington in
1874. Mrs. Gardner died on January 10, 1938.
Mr. Gardner had been engaged in numerous enterprises. When a
youth he worked on the farm by the month in the summer and attended
school during the winter. He learned the carpenter trade and was
a successful contractor and builder. He owned and operated a farm
on which he built the fine home where he died. This has been
occupied by his son and family for a number of years. He served
the town as superintendent of highways for ten years and as justice of
the peace for two terms.
After his retirement in 1918 he undertook the arduous task of
compiling the Gardner genealogy and traced the family tree from 1583 to
1922. It was printed in book form in 1923 by Walter H. Jenkins,
proprietor of a Quaker Printing House of
In 1934 he wrote an interesting and detailed history of the town of
Farmington from the pioneer days of
1788. He also wrote a number of poems to fit different occasions
and most of them were
printed in various periodicals. Mr. Gardner from time to time
contributed to this newspaper.
Mr. Gardner was superintendent of the North Farmington Friends
cemetery from 1921 to 1946, when he resigned because of his advanced
years. He never lost his interest in the fine grounds he had made
beautiful with flowerbeds in unoccupied portions.
A member of the religious Society of Friends, he was one of the few
old-time Quakers left in this section. At the last monthly
meeting which was held at the Friend's church on the evening of Jan.
25, Mr. Gardner read an inspiring history of the old-time Friends which
he had compiled from facts and with which he was thoroughly familiar.
Mr. Gardner was genuinely esteemed by all who had the privilege of
knowing him. His loyalty and kindness and his great human
interest in people made him a fitting example for the younger
generations to follow. He will be deeply missed in the community
where he spent almost all of his long and
useful life and where he was looked upon as a wise counselor and
He was a member of Farmington Grange, having joined in 1896.
awarded a Golden Sheaf certificate for 50 years of membership and was
an honorary life member of the organization. He was also an
honorary member of the WCTU.
Mr. Gardner is survived by one son, Charles R. Gardner of this town,
and one daughter Mrs. Charles
A. Rice of Aloquin; eight grandchildren, Mrs. Lloyd Wells, Mrs. Edward
De Brock and Mrs. Howard Delano, all of Farmington; Miss Florence M.
Green of Aloquin, Mrs. Harold Davis of Cambria Heights, L.I., George H.
Greene of Rochester, Walter R. Gardner of Macedon and Harry W. Gardner
of Holcomb; eleven great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild;
also several nieces and nephews.
A prayer service will be held at the home of his son, Charles R.
Gardner, at 2 this (Friday) afternoon, followed by funeral rites at
2:30 in the Farmington Friends' Church, with Kent R. Larrabee, pastor,
officiating. The casket will be placed in the vault of the North
Farmington Friends' cemetery.
Kindly donated by Chris Morrell.
From Ontario County Journal 20 May 1910
Frank Gardner, aged 58 years, of Farmington, committed suicide on
Saturday by shooting himself through the mouth. Two sisters and five
brothers survive. Coroner Armstrong of Canandaigua issued a certificate
of death by suicide, he having found a note left by the man telling of
his intention to take his life.
From Ontario County Chronicle 28 January 1903
Farmington, N. Y. - Mrs. Henriette Gardner died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Edward C. Betz of this place, Monday evening. She
patiently endured the most terrible suffering humanity is called upon
to bear. Painful swellings on the neck and throat made breathing
difficult and eating impossible. Like General Gradt, Mrs. Gardner met
death by starvation. She was 73 years of age. She leaves one son, Anson
L. Gardner of Canandaigua, and three daughters, Mrs. E. C. Betz and
Mrs. Charles Cotton of Farmington, and Mrs. Edward Coon of Perinton;
and one sister, Mrs. Boynton of Walworth.
From Ontario County Journal 14 August 1896
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Isaac M. Gardner, one of the oldest
residents of this town, died on Tuesday, after having suffered
intensely for some time. Mr. Gardner leaves a widow, two sons and a
daughter to mourn his loss.
From Ontario County Times 23 June 1886
Hopewell Center, N. Y. - Mrs. Gardner, wife of James Gardner, one
of the County Superintendents, died last Sunday, after several weeks of
suffering. Her son, William, who has been sick for some time and whose
life was despaired of at one time, is slowly recovering.
From Geneva Gazette 5 July 1901
James Gardner died at his residence, 76 Milton street, at 6:45
o'clock Saturday evening, aged 66 years. Mr. Gardner had been ill
for some time, and the cause of death
was due to a general breaking down. Mr. Gardner was born in
Exeter, England, and removed to this country when a young man. He
had resided here and had been engaged in
the tailoring business here for 45 years. The deceased is
survived by his wife and one daughter, Miss Bessie O. Gardner.
The funeral took place from the house at 4 o'clock Tuesday
afternoon, Rev. Dr. Remick officiated.
From Geneva Advertiser 19
John Gardner died at his
home on Pulteney street of typhoid fever last Saturday
afternoon, April 16th, aged 71 years. He was born in Geneva, son of the
old gunsmith, Wm. Gardner. He was a machinist, and had been in shops of
Alfred Catchpole for nearly forty years.
He leaves a widow, two sons and two daughters. Of his brothers and
sisters, only one remains. Sam. Gardner of Waterloo. John was
one of the originals who signed the call for the organization of
the Geneva Native Society, originally 21, of whom but twelve now
From Geneva Daily Times 16 April 1904
John Gardner, a machinist, who
was a life-long resident of this city, died at 2 o'clock
this afternoon at his home, No. 202 Pulteney street, aged seventy-one.
The deceased had been ill with typhoid fever for two weeks. He is
survived by his widow, two daughters, Miss Bessie Gardner
of Geneva and Mrs. E. H. Condit of Phelps, two sons, Samuel A. Gardner
of Chicago and Edward B. Gardner of Elmira, and one brother, Samuel
Gardner of Waterloo. Burial Washington Street Cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 18 September 1913
The death of Mrs. Julia Bowerman Gardner, a highly
respected resident of the township of Farmington, occurred at the
Memorial hospital in Canandaigua last Friday after an illness following
a serious operation on Sept. 6. Mrs. Gardner was born September 30,
1869, and has resided in Farmington all her life, with the exception of
one year spent in Macedon. She was educated at Macedon Academy and Lima
Seminary. On December 27, 1897, she was married to Oscar Gardner, of
Farmington, a son of the renowned preacher, the late Sunderlin P.
Gardner. Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Misses Belle
and Florence, and one son, Oscar; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gifford S.
Bowerman; three sisters, Mrs. Matie Hurlburt of Keuka Lake; Miss
Martha, who resides at home; and Mrs. Florence Fallman of Macedon; and
four brothers, Silas of Okemue, Mich.; Jerome, of Farmington; Robert,
of Holcomb, and Manly, of Farmington. The funeral was held on Sunday
afternoon at 1 o'clock from the house and 2 o'clock from the Friends
church, Rev. Mr. Wilson, of Philadelphia, officiating. Burial was made
in the North Farmington cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 16 October 1896
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Lucretia Gardner, widow of
Nicholas Gardner, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Clara M. Cole,
on Wednesday morning, Oct. 7, of heart disease, at the age of 78 years
and 5 months. She had been ailing for some time, but was confined to
her bed for about a week. She was born in Farmington but spent most of
her life in Michigan, having returned to this state two years ago. She
leaves three sisters and three brothers, besides a son, Alonzo Gardner,
who resides in Michigan. The funeral services were held from the M. E.
church in this village on Friday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. E. C.
Long, pastor of the Baptist church of Manchester, officiating. The text
chosen, "At Evening Time it Shall be Light," Zacharia xiv, 7, was very
appropriate to her life. Interment was in the new cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 21 November 1890
Chapinville, N. Y. - Mrs. M. L. Gardner died on Thursday last
at 4:30 p.m. at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Nelson Angel. She
been a sufferer a long time with an internal disease which affected her
lungs and causing a slow and sure death. She leaves three grown-up
Charles Gardner of Gorham, John Gardner of Baldwinsville, and Mrs.
of this place, all of whom are married. We speak of her as a kind
and had many friends, all of them doing all they could to relieve her
this great trial, for which the family extend thanks. Her age was 65.
From Geneva Gazette 10 September 1886
Died in this village this morning, Mrs. Mary Gardner, relict of
the late William Gardner,
aged 86 years and 5 months. The deceased had been a resident of
Geneva for nearly seventy years, having come here in 1817. She
had a family of seven children, five of whom survive and tearfully
surrounded her dying bed. She and her husband were the second
couple married in Trinity Church. She resided in the old
homestead on Pulteney street sixty-five consecutive years.
From Ontario County Times 9 April 1884
Hopewell, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Nettie A. Gardner, wife
Charles Gardner, was attended last Thursday from the residence of
her father, Simon Spangle. There was a large attendance. She leaves a
large circle of friends and relatives to mourn her loss. Rev. P.
McKinstry and Rev. W. J. Mills officiated.
From Geneva Gazette 24 February 1882
Death of William Gardner, Sr. - This venerable citizen died
o'clock last evening, in the 89th year of his age. Few men in
town were better known or more
universally respected. Mr. Gardner was born in Canandaigua, Sept.
25 1793; came to Geneva in 1815, and in 1817 was married, locating on
the premises on Pulteney street, where he has ever since resided.
His trade was that of
gunsmith, and before the making of firearms by machinery many of the
best specimens, particularly of rifles, were the production of his
handiwork. His shop was headquarters of military men and
sportsmen for a wide circle around Geneva, to whom he dispensed
hospitality with a liberal hand. About eighteen years ago he met
with the greatest misfortune which can befall man -- he became
blind, and that calamity, of course, ended his career as a
mechanic. He has borne his infirmity with patience, even
cheerfulness, and otherwise his strong physical faculties remained
unimpaired up to within
three weeks of his death. The afflicted widow and five of six children
survive him -- all of whom
will be present to pay the last tribute of respect and affection to one
who was ever kind, faithful and indulgent in his domestic
relations. The funeral will take place on Monday, Feb. 27th, at
2:30 p.m. from Trinity Church. Friends and acquaintances are
respectfully invited to attend.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 November 1906
Mrs. Eliza Garforth, aged 56 years, died last evening at
8:00 o'clock at her home in Seneca Castle. She is survived by one
daughter. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 10:30 o'clock
late residence. Rev. Mr. Farnham, pastor of the Presbyterian church
will officiate, and interment will be in Whitney cemetery.
Obituary of Joseph Garlinghouse
What follows is the transcription from the Canandaigua paper of the
obituary of Joseph Garlinghouse. (9/14/1784 - 2/22/1862) He was a
Civil War Veteran & Ontario County Sheriff. The clarifying
parentheses in the transcription are from the transcriber.
A fact of unusual interest is that Joseph Garlinghouse was the
grandfather of Katherine Hepburn.
Death of an Old Citizen
The veteran Joseph Garlinghouse, formerly and for many years a
prominent and influential citizen of this county, died suddenly at
Leroy, at the residence of his daughter, on Saturday morning
last. He came from Albany the Thursday previous, stopping over
night at his home in Auburn, and proceeding the next day to
Leroy. He passed through this
place (Canandaigua) on Friday afternoon about four o'clock and spoke to
some of our citizens at the depot, appearing to be in the enjoyment of
his usual good health and even
more than ordinarily active and cheerful. Arriving at his
destination at Leroy in the evening, he was observed to be in excellent
spirits, and retired at a late hour with every indication of sound
health. In the morning he was found dead on the floor beside his
bed, and quite cold. He had probably been dead some hours.
disease which thus suddenly terminated his life is supposed to have
been apoplexy, of which he had previously had several severe attacks.
As before remarked, Mr. Garlinghouse was formerly a resident
county, (Ontario) and for a great number of years he exercised a large
here in political and public affairs. He twice held the office of
first from 1825 to 1828, and again from 1834 to 1837. He greatly
himself as a faithful and capable officer, and in the various other
positions which he subsequently held, ever acquitted himself with the
credit, discharging whatever duties devolved upon him, with the most
fidelity and with such promptitude and discretion as won for him the
and warm friendship of all with whom he became intimately
With but very limited educational advantages, he was enabled by his
native capacity and an indomitable will, which never yielded to any
to make for himself a name and reputation that the proudest might
He was indeed “a diamond in the rough” and in all the relations of life
esteemed a man of rare virtues. He was a firm friend, a public
patriotic citizen, thoroughly democratic in all his instincts and
honest - aiming to fulfill every obligation to the letter, and holding
word sacred under all circumstances.
While a resident of this county his home was at Allen’s Hill in the
town of Richmond, where he had
a large farm and was extensively involved in agricultural
operations. He was at one time the owner of a handsome property,
but several years ago met with some pecuniary reverses which swept away
the larger share of his hard earned wealth, and left him in his old age
And yet he did not despair, but resolutely set himself to work to
earn an honest living, which he did to the last day of his long and
useful life. In 1857 Lieut. Governor Selden appointed him Janitor
of our State Senate, and he was retained in that position until he
died. “Peace to
his ashes.” It will be long before we
look upon his like again. He was 77 years old
in September last.
Transcribed by Charles W.
Hopkins; thank you, Charles.
ggg grandson of Joseph
From Ontario County Repository & Messenger 31
Death of LEMAN B. GARLINGHOUSE - In our last week's paper we
gave an account of the severe accident that befel Mr. Garlinghouse. We
little thought then, that his injuries would terminate fatally.
But from the first hour after his removal home, he sank rapidly, and
on Thursday evening the dread messenger of death came, and "life's
fitful fever" had ended forever. Mr. Garlinghouse was a son of the late
Sheriff Garlinghouse of this county. He had long been engaged in active
business here where his life was passed. He was one of our most
and active business men, and by his industry at one time had
accumulated more than a competency. But through the vicissitudes of
fortune, and the adverse termination of litigations, in the last few
years he had
seen his hard earned money take wings and pass into the hands of
others. However much fortune had frowned upon him, he was not one to
to it, but on the contrary he had already matured his plans for the
and had entered into arrangements with Hon. Jarvis Lord to superintend
a distillery at Pittsford. Mr. Garlinghouse will leave a vacant place
in our midst, that will be long before it is filled. In common with the
whole community we tender to his afflicted family our warmest sympathy
in this the hour of their dire misfortune.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 8 March 1905
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - On Saturday afternoon, Feb. 25, 1905,
occurred the death of Mrs. Lucy Garlinghouse in Allen's Hill,
aged 79 years. Mrs. Garlinghouse was loved and respected by all who
knew her. She is survived by one son, Stoughton, five daughters, Mrs.
M. Ward of Livonia; Mrs. A. Briggs of Bristol; Mrs. F. Hoagland of
Honeoye; Mrs. E. Allen and Miss Helen Allen of this place.
From Ontario County Journal 3 May 1895
Honeoye, N. Y. - The funeral of Nelson A. Garlinghouse, who
after a lingering illness, on Saturday, April 27, aged 83 years,
was held from his late home on Monday afternoon. Deceased was a brother
of the late Leman B. Garlinghouse, once of Canandaigua.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 November 1897
Phelps, N. Y. - The remains of Alfred Garlock of Bozeman,
Mont., whose sudden death occurred there last week under suspicious
circumstances, arrive in Phelps yesterday forenoon. The funeral will
be held this afternoon at the home of his father, Peter Garlock, and
interment made in the Phelps cemetery. The deceased, who was only about
25 years of age, was the youngest son of Mr. Garlock. It is thought
the young man's death was due to poisoning from strychnine, which was
put into the sugar which they used.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 February 1904
Phelps, N. Y. - Peter Garlock, an old and respected citizen of
this village, died suddenly Wednesday morning. He was taken with a
slight illness a few days ago, but on account of his rugged
constitution no alarm was felt and his death, which occurred some time
during the night, was
wholly unexpected. Mr. Garlock was born in the town of Phelps,
seventy-two years ago and a greater part of his life was spent in this
where, with his son Charles, he conducted an apple brandy distillery
whose output was greater than any similar plant in the United States.
He also conducted a large farm a short distance north of Phelps. Mr.
Garlock was married twice and is survived by his second wife and two
children, Arthur and Grace. The children by his first wife who survive
are, Mrs. Ella Lincoln and Thomas V. Garlock of Custer City, S. D.;
Abram Garlock, Newark; Mrs. Frank Warner and Mrs. Alden Smith of
Springs and Charles Garlock of Phelps.
From Ontario County Journey 5 November 1875
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - While driving from the village to his
home last Monday, Michael Garlva was thrown from his buggy,
and in falling, struck on the back of his neck. When taken up it
was not thought that he was dangerously injured, but when Dr.
Silvernail was called, which was not until the next morning, he
discovered that the spine was dislocated between the shoulders, and
that death must necessarily follow. Mr. Garlva died on Tuesday
night. Funeral services were held at the Catholic Church on
From Ontario County Chronicle 27 March 1901
Naples, N. Y. - John Garns died at his home Friday morning at
10 o'clock. He was born in Rhine, Bavaria, in 1840, enlisted from
Bath, N. Y., in the 22d New York Cavalry, was a prisoner of war at one
time, was a member of Bingham Post, G. A. R., and was quartermaster of
the same for many years. He was a vineyardist and at one time was
of the Naples Grape Growers' Association. He leaves three sons, William
Garns of Hornellsville; John and Arthur Garns of Naples, and four
daughters, Mrs. Roblin of Syracuse, Mary, Eva and Margarett Garns of
Naples. His wife also survives him.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 January 1907
Naples, N. Y. - John Garns died suddenly Sunday night. His
sister called him Monday morning but he did not answer. Going upstairs
she found him lying on the floor of his room dead. He was 32 years old
and a member of the German Lodge, D. O H. He was a grape grower. His
mother, two brothers, four sisters survive him.
From Ontario County Journal 7 June 1895
Naples, N. Y. - The sudden death of Hiram Garnsey on
Sunday evening, shocked everyone. He was usually well in the morning,
but as determined by the post mortem examination, ruptured his bowels
while handling some calves. He lived 12 hours. He was a farmer, living
on the Bristol road and was 64 years old. He was a good man and is
sorely needed in his family. Funeral services were held on Wednesday
and were largely attended.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 29 May 1907
Saturday morning, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Margaret
Barker, in Main street south, the death occurred from Bright's disease,
of John Garratt, a resident of this village for many years.
Mr. Garratt had been ill for about two months. He was born in
Lincolnshire, England, and came to this country when only 6 or 7 years
of age, taking up his residence here in 1880, where he has since
remained, being 64 years of age at the time of decease. Surviving
relatives are two brothers, one William Garratt of this place, and the
other Edward P. Garratt of Italy Hollow; also four sisters, Mrs.
Margaret Pierce of Canandaigua, Mrs. E. L. Blake and Ann Garratt of
Stanley, and Mrs. Palmer of Hopewell. The The funeral was held
Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from Mrs. Barker's home, Rev. Ward Mosher
officiating. The interment was in Woodlawn cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 8 June 1904
Victor, N. Y. - Last Saturday morning the remains of Mrs. Mary
Garrison were brought here and the funeral was held at St.
Patrick's church. Burial was made in the Catholic cemetery on High
street. Mrs. Garrison was 74 years of age and had lived in this village
for many years until a few months ago she went to live with her son at
Palmyra, where she died on Wednesday, June 1. One son, Wm. Garrison,
and one grandson, George Sloan of Farmington, survive.
From Ontario County Journal 21 May 1909
Ripe in years, a resident of Canandaigua for half a century and one
of the few remaining participants in the Mexican war, John
Gartland, Sr., passed away on Tuesday evening. Mr. Gartland was
born in Johnstown, County Dublin, Ireland, 88 years ago. He came to
America when a young man and the stirring events preceding the trouble
with Mexico attracted him to enlist. He served throughout the brief war
under Major General Joseph Anderson and was discharged at Fort Privel,
Mex., in 1849. Soon afterward he came to Canandaigua, and had lived one
day over 52 years in the same house on Parrish street. Mr. Gartland's
wife died about 20 years ago. There survive one son, John Gartland, of
the firm of Gartland & Perego, and one daughter, Mrs. Ellen Whalen,
both of this place. Rev. James T. Dougherty will conduct the funeral
services in St. Mary's church this morning.
From Geneva Gazette 12 November 1875
Michael Garvey of East Bloomfield, was thrown from his wagon on
Monday afternoon last, and had his neck dislocated. He was attended by
Dr. Silvernail, and died Wednesday evening. The accident occurred
on the road just west of East Bloomfield. The man is said to have been
intoxicated. Can. Repos.
From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 21 December 1905
Michael Garvey, who suffered a badly broken leg and internal
injuries in the Nester malt house last Wednesday, died of these
injuries last Sunday morning, blood poisoning having set in. He was
aged 55 years and leaves a widow and three children. The body was taken
from the city hospital to his home on West Avenue.
From Ontario County Times 16 January 1878
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Died, Patrick Garvey, at his
residence, one and a half miles west of this village, one week ago last
Thursday. Quick consumption was the cause of his death. Age 21 years, 6
months, 14 days. It will be remembered that his father died very
suddenly a short time ago. Rev. Father Hughes officiated at St.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 November 1908
Patrick Garvey, aged 64 years, an employee in the city's highway
department, died at 3:30 o'clock this morning at his home, No. 27
Clover street. The deceased was taken Wednesday night with acute heart
disease which resulted in his death. He was born in Ireland, but had
been a resident of this city for 26 years. Mr. Garvey is survived by
his widow, five daughters, Mrs. George Dewey of New York City, Miss
Mary Garvey of Buffalo and the Misses Margaret, Anna and Helen Garvey
of Geneva; three sons, Martin, Patrick and William Garvey of Geneva,
and two sisters, Mrs. Bridget O'Malley and Mrs. Margaret Jennings of
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