"Ham" to "Han" Obituaries



From Ontario County Chronicle 14 May 1902

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
On Saturday night at his home, two miles north of this village, Burton Ham died, at the age of 84 years. Mr. Ham was born December 8, 1817, near the old stone mill, and had lived here all his life with the exception of some seven or eight years spent in the towns of West Bloomfield and Bristol. He was one of the most companionable of men and reminiscent of the days when Bloomfield was the metropolis of Western New York and Rochester was a small hamlet. A few years ago he possessed a large collection of native and foreign coins, some of them 3,000 years old, almanacs from 1600 to the present time, Indian relics, and old books, all of which he delighted to exhibit to his friends. He leaves a wife, three daughters, Mrs. Myron Codding, and Mrs. Delia Hawey of West Bloomfield, and Georgia Ham, of this place; one brother, Moses Ham, of Newark, N. Y.; and two sisters, Mrs. Ira Leete, of Marion, N. Y., and Mrs. Aaron Orcutt of West Bloomfield.



From Geneva Daily Times 4 January 1915

The death of Mrs. Clarissa Hamilton, aged 91 years, colored, occurred last evening at 5:30 o'clock at her home, 332 Pulteney street. She is survived by one son, Henry Hamilton, of Buffalo; one sister, Miss Nancy Condol, and one brother, Joseph Condol, both of this city.



From Ontario County Journal 24 May 1889

Bristol, N. Y. - David L. Hamilton,
of Honeoye, died after a three week's illness on Tuesday, the 14th, aged 80 years. Mr. Hamilton was born in Sanford, Mass., in 1809, and removed with his parents to Richmond the succeeding year. He had passed his life upon the farm where he died. In 1831 he married Miss Laura More, whom he survived nearly eight years. The funeral services were held from his late residence on Thursday p.m., Rev. Mr. Day officiating.



From Ontario County Chronicle 19 August 1903

Shortsville, N. Y. - Edwin Hamilton,
oldest son of Patrick Hamilton, died Thursday, Aug. 18, at 6:30 p.m., after years of illness, supposed to be caused by too close confinement in the printing office of the New York World. Part of each year when health permitted, he worked a machine for setting type. He recruited at home summers and was persuaded by friends to find some more congenial employment, but he was determined to return to the work he chose about 18 years ago. He began to set type in the office of the Enterprise of this place, becoming proficient he worked in different places until he got employment in the World office. He was a favorite from the first and got the first position for compositors. The last few months he lived with his eldest sister, Mrs. Cornelius Breen, near Hopewell Center. When she died suddenly a few days ago he returned with his wife and only living daughter to his father's home at Littleville. He is mourned by wife, daughter, father and step-mother, one brother, and one sister, and a host of friends. His age was only a little past 35, but the vacant chair will be remembered by the whole vicinity.



From Shortsville Enterprise 31 July 1913

Parlor Village residents are deeply affected by news of the death of Mrs. Ellen Hamilton, relict of Patrick Hamilton, formerly a resident of Littleville. Her demise occurred at the Canandaigua Hospital on Sunday night, where she had been receiving treatment for the past three months. Her age was 70 years. At the death of her husband about three years ago, Mrs. Hamilton went to Canandaigua to reside with her step-daughter, Mrs. William E. Hanley. Mrs. Hamilton was greatly loved by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her genial manner won for her a firm place in their hearts and her memory will long remain fresh in their minds. She and her husband resided for many years in a little cottage at Littleville and he acted as flagman for the New York Central. They were extremely popular with the young people of the village and not one thought of passing the crossing without a chat with Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton. Many a village boy has been rescued from the pangs of hunger by cookies from Mrs. Hamilton's larder. They all considered it a pleasure to be in their company and felt better for having talked with them. They were truly lovable old people and many a Shortsville boy and girl has shed tears in their memory. Besides Mrs. Hanley, the deceased leaves another step-daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Quinn, of Rochester, and a step-son, John Hamilton of Auburn. The remains were taken to Geneva on Wednesday morning for interment beside those of her husband, after the funeral services from the mortuary rooms of Ahrens and Breen at Canandaigua at 9 o'clock.



From Ontario Messenger 5 March 1851

At his residence in Richmond, on the 1st day of March, 1851, Hugh Hamilton, aged 80 years. Mr. H. was born in Hampden county, Massachusetts, and removed from there to the town of Richmond in an early day, where he has resided for forty years. His funeral was attended on the second day by a large concourse of people who mourned the loss of kind neighbor and a benevolent friend.



From Geneva Daily Times 25 September 1896

The death of John Hamilton occurred yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at his residence on North Main street, at the age of 33 years. The cause of death was pneumonia by which he had been attacked three days before. He leaves four young children besides his wife. The funeral will be held from the house at 8:30 o'clock tomorrow morning, and from St. Francis deSales church at 9 o'clock.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 May 1910

Shortsville, N. Y. - 
Patrick Hamilton of Littleville died at 7:30 o'clock last evening of heart failure. He was 65 years of age. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. William Hanley of Canandaigua; and a son, John Hamilton, living in Auburn. He was a member of the C. M. B. A. The funeral will take place from St. Dominick's church tomorrow morning at 8:30 o'clock, and the body will be taken to Geneva for burial. Rev. Father Dougherty of Canandaigua and Rev. Father O'Hanlon of Clifton Springs will officiate at the funeral services.

Shortsville, N. Y. -  The funeral of Patrick Hamilton will be held from St. Dominick's church tomorrow morning at 8:30 o'clock, Father James O'Hanlon, Father Dougherty of Canandaigua and Father Cosgrove of Auburn officiating. Mr. Hamilton and his first wife, Margaret Hasson, came from County Derry, Ireland, to Geneva when they were first married and lived there until 30 years ago when they moved with their four children to Littleville, a suburb of this village, where their youngest child was born. When the latter was one and a half old, their mother died, leaving Mr. Hamilton with his five motherless little ones to care for. Twenty-seven years ago he married his second wife, Miss Ellen Dergan of Ovid, who survives him. Two of the children, Edward Hamilton and Mrs. Breen, died seven years ago of heart trouble.

Patrick Hamilton, the subject of this sketch, had been in his usual health until up to the time of his death which came while he was in the cellar Tuesday evening preparing seed potatoes for planting. Mr. Hamilton had been a faithful employee of the N.Y.C.R.R. Co. all these years and his gentle and loving ways won him hosts of friends who met him in his public capacity.



From Geneva Gazette 13 August 1880

Mrs. Patrick Hamilton,
late of Geneva, died near Shortsville Friday evening last. The bereaved husband is left with a family of six young children, the youngest an infant, in giving birth to which the mother gave up her life. Mr. Hamilton has the heartfelt sympathy of his host of friends in Geneva. The funeral of Mrs. H. was attended from the church of St. Francis de Sales in Geneva last Sunday afternoon.



From Ontario County Journal 8 October 1886

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Geo. W. Hamlin died at his home last Thursday morning, at 3 o'clock, after an illness of only four days. He was an energetic business man, and his death will be sincerely mourned by the community and a large circle of relatives and friends.



From Ontario County Journal 23 December 1910

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
The funeral of Harley Hamlin was held from the Congregational church on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, being conducted by Rev. W. D. Robinson, and interment was in the village cemetery. His death occurred at his home here on Thursday morning at the age of 83 years. For some time he had been in a helpless condition from paralysis. He had been a successful farmer, was supervisor of the town for three or four years, and had also held the office of assessor. He is survived by one son, Philo H. Hamlin.



From Victor Herald 5 December 1891

Henry W. Hamlin,
a life-long resident of East Bloomfield, died at his residence in that village Monday evening, age 84 years. Mr. Hamlin was the son of Elijah Hamlin, one of the pioneers of the Phelps and Gorham purchase, and one of the early settlers of the far-famed Bloomfield of the Genesee county. He was one of the most active, honorable and successful business men of his time and was widely known in this section of the State. During the war, and for several years previous, he was the representative of his town in the Board of Supervisors. In 1856 he established the bank of Lima in connection with the late John Mosher; he was a director of the Flour City bank during the time of Francis Gorton. He was one of the first directors of the First National bank of Canandaigua, and in connection with Messrs. Parmele & Higinbotham, opened the bank in this village after the Moore failure. During the period of his activity he was identified with many business enterprises of importance. His advice and council were often sought in business and financial matters, and private trusts involving great responsibility were often committed to his charge. In the year 1841, he married Sybil B. Sears, who died some years ago. These survive him: John S. Hamlin, Mrs. Agnes Steele, Mrs. P. O. Hollister, of East Bloomfield; F. H. Hamlin of Canandaigua; and Mrs. W. A. Higinbotham of Victor; besides Sybil W. Hamlin, a daughter of George W. Hamlin, late of East Bloomfield, deceased. The funeral took place at the family residence Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.



From Ontario County Journal 20 November 1896

Naples, N. Y. -
On Monday was held the large and impressive funeral of Mrs. Mary Dennison Hamlin, wife of Edwin A. Hamlin, one of the most exemplary and best beloved women of the town. She died Friday morning, Nov. 13, aged 70 years and eight months. She had lived here on one farm since her marriage in 1854, having come on from Saybrook, Conn., her native place. No language could fully express her worth to her family and community and to the church during all of these years. She leaves behind her husband, three sons, two of whom, George d. and Fred E., are physicians in Brooklyn, one, Charles E., residing with his wife at the old home; and also one daughter, Miss Mary. Her pastor, Rev. B. F. Millard, who welcomed her to Naples as a bride in his first pastorate here, officiated at the funeral. Fifty carriages followed this sainted mother to her resting place from the home she loved so well.



From Ontario County Journal 26 January 1883

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Philo Hamlin,
the oldest native resident in town, died suddenly at the residence of his son, Harley Hamlin, last Saturday morning. He partook of his breakfast as usual and passed into the sitting room, where he was found a few moments later dead in his chair. Deceased was 88 years of age and respected by all who knew him. Funeral services were held on Monday.



From Geneva Daily Times 6 September 1907

Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Edward Harris Hammond occurred at nine o'clock yesterday morning at his home in Oaks Corners. He had been ill about three weeks with typhoid fever. Mr. Hammond was born in Devonshire, England, July 31, 1826, and came to this country in 1850. He resided for a time in the vicinity of Batavia and came to this town about thirty-five years ago.



From Geneva Daily Times 15 July 1907

Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Miss Frances Harriet Hammond occurred at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Hammond, at Oaks Corners, late Saturday night. Miss Hammond had been ill several months with pulmonary trouble. She was 43 years of age. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at Oaks Corners and the interment will be at the Phelps Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 14 April 1876

Mrs. Hugh Hammond,
mother of ______ and John Hammond, nurserymen of Geneva, died in Phelps on Sunday last, aged 79 years.  It is stated that she has reared eleven children, and her grand-children number seventy - all of whom, save one of the latter, survive her.



From Victor Herald 25 February 1893

Jacob Hammond
, an old resident of Farmington, died at the residence of Waterman Smith, Tuesday morning, aged about 80 years. The funeral service was held at 11 o'clock Friday. Rev. Charles Legal, of the Universalist church, officiating. The interment was at Farmington.



From Geneva Daily Times 19 July 1895

The funeral of Mrs. S. H. Hammond, whose death occurred at the family residence on Monday morning, the 15th inst., was held from Trinity church on Thursday afternoon, at 4 o'clock. A large number of friends, including many from out-of-town, were in attendance. The services were conducted by the assistant pastor, Rev. Bradford Jones, and interment was made in Glenwood. Mrs. Lucy Wadsworth Langdon, wife of the Hon. Stephen H. Hammond, was the daughter of A. W. Langdon, and a most estimable christian woman. She was born in Geneva on March 30th, 1835, and always resided here. She was very distinguished for her exemplary virtues,  benevolence and social graces. She enjoyed an extensive acquaintance and was a recognized entertainer and social leader, one of the most highly respected and esteemed ladies of Geneva. The bereaved husband, one daughter, Ada W., and a sister, Miss Langdon, survive her, to whom in their overwhelming sorrow the heartfelt sympathies of the entire community are extended.



From Ontario County Journal 19 April 1895

Naples, N. Y. -
The remains of Luther P. Hancock, who died at his home in Richmond on Thursday, April 11, were interred in Hunt's Hollow cemetery on Saturday. The deceased was an old resident of 82 years. He was the father of Mrs. Orlando Maltby, who lived with him.



From Ontario County Journal 30 June 1893

Naples, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Mary C. Hancock, wife of Luther P. Hancock, of the town of Richmond, occurred last Sunday. This old couple have been living quite alone for some years on the old farm, but have had much trouble. Both were feeble, but particularly Mr. Hancock, and the wife has had the business to manage, and has gone about in distress. Death has come to her relief. She died at the age of 75 years. She was buried in Hunt's Hollow cemetery.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 11 April 1866

Killed by the Cars - Mr. Chas. S. Handy,
a son-in-law of Mr. Benj. D. Spring of East Bloomfield, was killed by the cars near , Muncie on the Pennsylvania Central Rail Road, on Saturday, March 31st. He was about 30 years of age, and leaves a wife and child living in East Bloomfield. He had served a term of more than two years in the army and was wounded at Spottsylvania. His untimely death is mourned by all who knew him.



From Shortsville Enterprise 15 April 1915

The remains of Mrs. Marvin Haner, who died at her home in Clifton Springs last week Wednesday night, following a  long illness, were interred in Brookside cemetery in this place on Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Haner was born in the township of Farmington 52 years ago.



From Ontario County Journal 5 April 1907

Friends have requested the publication of the following facts in relation to the life and death of Mrs. Rhetna Haney, who died at her home in the town of East Bloomfield, Monday, March 11, at the age of 79 years and 8 months. The deceased was the widow of Joseph Haney. Nearly her whole life had been spent in this vicinity. It was full of activity. As a bride she assumed the duties of housekeeping in a log house, which stood on the site of the framed house in which she died. The 61st anniversary of her marriage fell on the day previous to her death. She was a member of the Methodist church of this village. Except for being crippled by a fall and failing eyesight, Mrs. Haney was remarkably vigorous for one of her years. Her last illness was one of a few days duration. These were days of suffering and she longed to be released from them and to join her loved ones, gone before. When the morning came, lifting the curtain of night, the tired hands were folded and the work of a lifetime was finished. Of a family of five children, two sons survive, both of whom cared for their mother in her illness. They are Edgar of Walworth and Mark, with whom she resided. One brother, Jonas Collister of Lima, and three grandchildren also survive. The funeral was held at the home on Wednesday, March 13th, Rev. Frank W. Hill officiating. Burial was made in Boughton Hill Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 November 1909

Gorham, N. Y. -
The death of William Hankinson, one of the longtime resident farmers of Gorham, occurred Thursday morning.



From Shortsville Enterprise 1 October 1909

Mrs. Edward Hann
died at her home in West Main street on Tuesday evening at 8:10 o'clock, after an illness of a year and a half from cancer. She was operated upon at a Canandaigua hospital about the middle of last June in hopes to recover her health but it was of no avail and she gradually grew worse until her death. The deceased was 48 years of age and had resided in Shortsville since 1893, removing her from Hornell. She was born in Sullivanville, this State. She was a member of the local Methodist church and was ever faithful in her attendance. A loving wife, a faithful mother and a good neighbor may all be said of Mrs. Hann. She had been married twice, her former husband, Charles Mitchell, passing to his final reward about 20 years ago. She was united in marriage to Edward Hann about 15 years ago. Besides her husband, she leaves three daughters and one son by her first marriage and three daughters and two sons by her last union. They are: Miss Clara Mitchell, Mrs. William Mansfield and Mrs. Elmer Berry of Shortsville; Frank Mitchell of Toledo, Ohio; Mildred, Gertrude, Marion, Edward and Avery Hann, all of Shortsville. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. F. T. Age, of Hornell, and two brothers, Luther Lindsey of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Fred Lindsey of this village. The funeral services were held from the late home on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. D. H. MacKenzie officiating. The interment was in Brookside Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 6 January 1910

Stanley, N. Y. - George Hanna,
aged 60 years, died Wednesday morning at Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, after an illness of only a few days of pneumonia. The deceased is survived by one sister, Mrs. Charles Proudfoot of Rochester. Mr. Hanna was a mail carrier on the Rural Free Delivery for the past six years.



From Ontario County Journal 8 May 1896

Stanley, N. Y. - Mrs. Harriet Hanna,
a highly esteemed lady of this place, died Thursday, April 30, after suffering a week from a stroke of paralysis. Funeral services were held on Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. H. Proudfit, Rev. Geo. Fosbinder officiating. The remains were taken to Shortsville for burial. One son and daughter, Mrs. C. H. Proudfit, of this place, and Geo. Hanna of Seneca Falls, are left to mourn her loss.



From Geneva Daily Times 7 November 1907

John Hanna
, aged 77 years, died yesterday at his home on Pulteney street. He is survived by several brothers in Chicago. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock from Trinity church. Rev. C. M. Sills, D. D., rector, will officiate and interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Ontario County Chronicle 11 March 1903

John J. Hanna,
a widely known farmer, died at his home on the Chapinville road on Wednesday, aged 90 years. Death was due to his advanced age. He is survived by three children, Miss A. P. Hanna and J. Frank Hanna of Canandaigua, J. Sawyer Hanna of Scranton, Pa., and one sister, Miss Cordelia A. Hanna of this town.



From Ontario Chronicle 6 February 1901

Morris W. Hanna,
a well-known farmer of the town of Hopewell, died at his home on Monday, aged about 75 years, of apoplexy. Deceased was a prominent citizen, who had represented his town long and honorably in the board of supervisors of Ontario county, and held other positions of public trust. A widow survives.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 21 February 1906

Seneca Castle, N. Y. - 
Friday afternoon at 2:30 in the Presbyterian church was held the final service over the remains of Mrs. Elizabeth Hynie Hannacher, wife of George Hannacher of this village. The pastor, Rev. Roland A. Farnum officiated, assisted by Rev. Henry W. Sanford. The interment was made in Whitney cemetery. Mrs. Hannacher died Tuesday night in the Geneva City Hospital. Had she lived one day longer she would have been forty-one years of age. She is survived by her husband, two sons, Charles and Fred, by her mother and four brothers and three sisters. The deceased was born in this vicinity, she spent her entire life here and is mourned by many friends.



From Ontario County Times 24 March 1880

Naples, N. Y. -
The sudden death of Jacob N. Hannah last Tuesday at midnight caused a ripple of excitement on the surface of our usually quiet village. The deceased was a shoemaker by trade with no home and no near relatives in this vicinity. At about 12 on Tuesday night he was heard to struggle and gasp in the shop where he worked and frequently slept, but when found, a very few minutes after, he lay on his bench dead. Dr. Conley was immediately called, but the pulsations of his heart had entirely ceased. Death was caused by apoplexy, it is supposed. The deceased was 72 years of age, and had been somewhat intemperate. As no friends appeared to claim the body, he was buried on Friday by the Overseer of the Poor. 



From Ontario County Journal 20 March 1896

The death of John Hannah, ex-tax collector of this village, occurred at his home on Pleasant street on Monday. the deceased had been a bedridden sufferer from rheumatism, complicated with other diseases, for some six years past. He was 86 years of age at the time of his death. During his long illness he had exhibited wonderful patience and fortitude.



From Ontario County Journal 12 March 1880

Died, in Victor, at his home, on Friday, March 5th, of quick consumption, Mr. Wm. Hanoi, aged 36 years. A feeling of sadness and gloom hung over this quiet village on last Friday morning, when it announced that Mr. Wm. Hanoi had passed to his heavenly home. Mr. Hanoi has been a resident of this village for the past 24 years, coming here at the early age of only 12 years. From his long residence here he has become known by every one in this town and by nearly all the residents of the neighboring towns. During his residence here he has been engaged in the meat business with Sheriff Bacon, either as manager or partner, and as a business man he was known and respected all through this section. For several years past he has been a prominent and useful citizen and his influence was always cast on the side of right and justice. He has held several positions of honor and trust in this community, and was always known as a good and faithful officer. Last fall he was stricken with consumption, and for several weeks past has been quite sick. On Tuesday night he went to bed as usual, but in the night he coughed very bad. On arising to take some medicine, he suddenly and without warning dropped down, and all that was immortal of our friend passed to its heavenly home. The funeral was held at his home on Sunday afternoon, the large number of friends who were gathered there testifying to the love in which he was held by his towns people. He leaves a wife and three small children to mourn his loss, who have the sympathy of the whole people in their sorrow.



From Geneva Daily Times 16 March 1897

Canandaigua, N. Y. - The coroners jury, in the case of John Hannah, the old man who was found alone in his house with his neck broken, has rendered a verdict to the effect that death was caused by accidentally falling down the cellar stairs. Hannah was a crank and was in constant dread of his house catching fire at night. In the evening he would extinguish all the fires in the house and this compelled his wife who could not stand the inclement weather to sleep at a neighbors. It was while alone in the house that the accident happened and there was no one to come to his assistance.



From Ontario County Times 10 March 1880

Victor, N. Y. - Mr. Wm. Hannon
died very suddenly at his home in this village on Friday morning. Mr. Hannon was sick nearly all winter and has been confined to the house up to a few days. About three o'clock on Friday morning he was taken with a severe coughing spell, and he arose from his bed and sat down for a few moments, and then got up and attempted to cross the room, but had only taken two or three steps when he fell and expired immediately. The funeral services were held at the house on Sunday, the Rev. Mr. Snell of Rochester, presiding.



From Ontario County Journal 18 March 1910

Particularly sad were the circumstances surrounding the death of William Hanovan, a well-known local painter, aged 41 years, whose frozen body was found upon the ground outside his shop on Bemis street on Monday afternoon by his son, Coleman, aged 9 years, a newsboy, who had gone, as was his custom, to leave his father an evening paper. Coroner Eiseline of Shortsville was called by Chief of Police Beeman to take charge of the case, and, after a thorough investigation, the coroner concluded that Hanoven had died from heart trouble, from which he had suffered for some time. He had not been home since Sunday noon and had probably been dead over 24 hours when found. His wife, four sons, John, William, Coleman and Cummings; a brother, Henry, of this place; and a sister, Mrs. Thomas Neenan of East Bloomfield, survive. Funeral services were held at St. Mary's church yesterday morning.



From Ontario County Journal 19 March 1897

On last Saturday morning John Hanrahan, an aged resident of South Pearl street, was found by a neighbor, lying in a cramped position at the bottom of the outside steps leading to the cellar of his residence. When his body was examined, life was found to be extinct; his neck was broken and dislocated. The dead man's wife had been absent during the night, at the house of a neighbor, and the circumstances of his death being unknown, it was deemed best by Coroner Hallenbeck to empanel a jury, which was done. It was composed of the following: Foreman, Geo. A. Blanchard; J. G. Hudson, W. P. Blanchard, Fred S. Cooley, Thomas and William Cronin, and William Cullen. The inquest was held at Chief of Police Beeman's office Monday night, and four witnesses were examined, Miss Julia O'Connell, who found the body, and with whom Mrs. Hanrahan had stayed Friday night; Thomas P. Murray, who sold some groceries to Hanrahan during the day on Friday; Edward Gleason, who had been in the old man's company for some time during Friday afternoon, and Dr. Beahan, who gave expert testimony as to the technical cause of death. It transpired from the testimony that Mrs. Hanrahan had gone to spend the night with Miss O'Connell, who was alone that evening. Hanrahan was heard to pass along South Pearl street singing, and seen to enter his home unaccompanied, at about 8 o'clock in the evening. That was the last seen of him alive. There being no developments to sustain any suspicion of foul play, a verdict of accidental death was rendered.



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