"Hap" through "Has" Obituaries
From Ontario County Journal 9 December 1892
Died, at her residence on Coy street, Canandaigua, Wednesday,
November 30, at 1 o'clock p.m., Diana Harden, aged 69 years, 3
months, 26 days. Interment Sunday, December 4, in the new cemetery. She
died a sincere Christian and a loving mother. There are left to mourn
her loss a loving husband, a daughter, and a son-in-law. Many colored
friends attended the funeral. Among those from out-of-town were E. G.
Peterson of Geneseo, and Mrs. W. Jones and family of Rochester. The
Rev. Dr. France conducted the funeral services. She is "Sweeping
through the Gates of the New Jerusalem, washed in the Blood of the
From Geneva Gazette 14 April 1899
Miss Antoniette Hardy (colored) died in the month of March, 1899,
at Auburn, N. Y., aged about 58 years. The deceased was born in
Geneva and was the eldest child of the late Salaby and Nancy Hardy of
this place. She lived in the family of Mrs. William W. Stacey for
nearly 24 years, and her loss will be felt deeply by them and by the
many friends who
knew and loved her. Too much cannot be said in praise of
such a spotless life, of such a true Christian woman.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 January 1915
Fred J. Hardy, aged 44 years, died this morning at 2 o'clock at
Oakmount Sanitarium, East Bloomfield. Mr. Hardy left Geneva for
Saturday, January 16th, and was then able to walk about. He is survived
by one brother, George Hardy, and one sister, Mrs. Charles Kinney, both
of this city. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock
from Trinity church, Dr. C. M. Sills, the rector, officiating. Burial
be made in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 July 1909
The funeral of Mrs. Ellen Harford, wife of Richard James
Harford, took place this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Memorial
Presbyterian church in Bellona. A brief service was held in this city
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Holtby, No. 24 Jefferson
avenue, where she died Saturday night.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 September 1904
Rushville, N. Y. - Deroy J. Harkness died of Bright's disease in
this village Sunday morning, at the age of 69 years. For many months he
has been a great sufferer. He was a member of the G. A. R. and at one
county clerk of this county. Beside his wife, there survive him two
daughters, Mrs. Noll and Miss Adelaide Harkness, of Sayville, L. I.;
three sons, Hiram and Fred of this village; and John, of Canandaigua,
and one brother, Daniel B. Harkness, and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Stearns
and Miss Sarah Harkness, all living here. The funeral was largely
attended at his late home this afternoon, conducted by Rev. E. A.
Hazeltine, of the Congregational church. The burial was in the
Baldwin's Corner cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 24 October 1900
Rushville, N. Y. - Hiram Harkness, one of the oldest and
respected residents of this town, died Monday, aged
92 years. He leaves two sons and two daughters, all of whom reside
From Ontario County Journal 1 April 1910
Mrs. Fred Harloff, aged 39 years, died at her home west of Victor,
on Tuesday. Her husband and several children, the youngest only a week
old, are left.
From Ontario County Journal 7 April 1893
Shortsville, N. Y. - Daniel O. Harlow died at his home in this
place Sunday evening at seven o'clock. He had been in ill health the
past ten years, but was not confined to his bed until within three days
of his death. The parents, widow, two sons and a daughter, of this
place, and two brothers, Benjamin and Cortland, and one sister, Mrs.
Ayers, of the South, survive. The funeral services were held Wednesday
afternoon at the Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock, the pastor, Rev. J.
T. Crumrine, officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 21 December 1894
Shortsville, N. Y. - The death of Rev. James M. Harlow occurred
his home on Main street. Upon being
called to breakfast there was no response, and it was soon found that
he had passed away. He had for a greater part of a century been a
resident of this village, and for a number of years pastor of the
Presbyterian church. He died at an advanced age of 86 years. He leaves
a family of three, two sons, Benjamin and Cortland, and one daughter,
Mrs. Mary Ayers, who were all absent at the time of his death. The
funeral was held from the Presbyterian church on Sunday afternoon
at 2:30 o'clock. A large congregation gathered to pay their last
respects to the aged pastor. He was laid to rest in the new cemetery
beside his wife.
From Geneva Gazette 2 August 1867
Obituary - Mrs. Eunice Harmon - The subject of this notice was
born in Suffield, Ct., on the 24th day of February, 1776, and died on
Friday morning, July 26, 1867. For the past seven years, she had
resided with her son-in-law, Mr. Edward C. Rice, in this town, in whose
family she received that care and attention which affection always
prompts and which was due to a fond and affectionate mother and
grandmother. Mrs. H. was the mother of eleven children, all but
one of them surviving her. Her husband, Joel Harmon, formerly a
resident of this town, removed to Allegany county in 1826, and deceased
in his 61st year, in 1833. Since that date her family became much
scattered. Her eldest son, and the oldest of her children, Milton
Harmon, Esq., resided in Oswego City, and was formerly an enterprising
and much respected merchant of that city. Another son, Rev. Silas
J. Harmon, is a Professor in the California College at Oakland.
son, Mr. William P. Harmon, was a member of the 148th N. Y. Vols., is
married and resides in this town. Three of her six daughters have
resided in West Virginia for the past sixteen or seventeen years; two
of them reside in Allegany, and one, Mrs. Julia A. Rice, as intimated
above, resides in this
town. The second son lost his life in Florida during the
Seminole war, and the third son is temporarily sojourning with W. P.
Her life has been a most eventful one. Born in the first year of
the revolution, she had witnessed the growth of the Republic from its
infancy. She was patriotic in that she loved her country and its
institutions. Until her
mind and memory failed her, she seemed to take much pleasure in
rehearsing to her children events connected with the
Revolution -- her father having been a soldier in Washington's army.
Her character as an humble christian, fond and faithful wife and
mother, shone brightest in the circle of her own family. She was
wholly free from
ostentation, reserved in general society, compassionate to all in want
or in distress. She possessed remarkable powers of endurance, and
never neglected any duty either
to her family or others. Though in her 92d year, feeble in body and
mind, the news of her death will fall heavily upon the hearts of her
widely separated and absent children. Their only comfort will be
the consciousness that she has gone to that home which knows neither
sickness, pain or sorrow.
Seneca, July 31st, 1867
From Ontario County Journal 24 August 1894
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Henry L. Harmon who was stricken with
paralysis about three weeks ago, died at his home on Pearl street
Monday morning, aged 78 years. The funeral services were held Wednesday
afternoon and the remains were taken to Canandaigua for interment.
From Geneva Gazette 21 September 1894
A very distressing accident occurred last Saturday morning at about 9
o'clock resulting in the probable fatal injury of Nelson Harmon of
his residence on Broad street at
8 o'clock in the morning with a shot gun intending to hunt for
squirrels in Bagerly's woods, situated about two miles south of
the village, and, as is supposed, in trying to climb over a stone fence
which had a barb wire extending along the top of it, his gun was in
some way accidentally discharged, the whole charge of which entered the
left side of his head above the eye, tearing open the skull, and laying
brain. George Dent, who was working in Vrooman's corn field nearby,
heard the report of the gun, and going to the edge of the woods, found
Mr. Harmon lying on his back by the side of the fence. Help was
immediately called and the injured man was removed to his home. Mr.
Harmon died on Sunday morning at 8 o'clock and was buried on
Wednesday. He leaves a wife, three daughters, one son, the latter of
which resides in Palmyra.
From Geneva Daily Times 31 March 1897
Simeon Harmon, one of the oldest native residents and a very
prominent citizen of Phelps died yesterday morning
from apoplexy, having received two different shocks. A wife, one
son and several daughters survive. His death occurred at the home
of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Percy. Mr. Harmon was 82 years of age.
From Ontario County Journal 27 October 1899
Phelps, N. Y. - Sophia, wife of the late Simeon Harmon, died
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Samuel Olmsted, last Thursday night,
aged 83 years. Her death was due to old age. She had been in failing
health for some time. She is survived by two sons and three daughters.
The funeral services were held from the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Henry Percy, on Sunday afternoon and interment was made in the Phelps
From Geneva Daily Times 1 June 1905
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Susan Harmon died at the home of her
son, William Harmon, in this village Tuesday. Mrs. Harmon was 82 years
old, and had lived in Clifton Springs for the past sixteen years. She
has spent the greater part of her life about here having lived for many
years near Newark and at Reed's Corners. She is survived by four
daughters and two sons, Susan and George, of Michigan, Mrs. Alfred
Lewis, of New York, Mrs. Angeline Baker, of Syracuse, Mrs. William
Stanley of Gorham,
and William Harmon, of Clifton Springs. The funeral services were held
this afternoon at the residence in this village and the burial was in
Canandaigua. Burial West Avenue Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 March 1905
William P. Harmon died at his home, No. 136 William street, at 5
o'clock Saturday afternoon, aged
86 years. Mr. Harmon had been in failing health for some time
and his death was not unexpected. He had been a resident of Geneva for
twenty-three years, coming here from Seneca. The deceased was
for many years the only survivor of eleven children born to Joel and
Elizabeth Harmon. Mr. Harmon was born Nov. 28th, 1819 in the house
is still standing on the farm of Edward Burrell, in Seneca. After
at his majority the deceased spent more than twenty years as a teacher
in the south. The outbreak of the rebellion found him at the head of a
thriving academy at Ravenswood, W. Va. That village being a part of the
disputed ground, the academy was closed and Mr. Harmon returned to New
York state and joined the union army, enlisting as a private in Company
D, 148th regiment, N. Y. Volunteers, in which he served until honorably
discharged on account of disability, in December, 1864. This disability
increased as he grew older until during the last years of his life he
been totally blind. After returning to the north in December of 1864,
Harmon married Miss Priscilla Rippey and for seventeen years resided on
a farm in Seneca when he removed to Geneva. Mr. Harmon was for many
a worthy member of the Presbyterian church of Seneca, and, at the time
his death, was a communicant of the North Presbyterian church of
He will long be remembered as a courteous gentleman and upright citizen
a devoted christian.
The deceased is survived by his widow and four children: Mrs. Mary C.
Benedict of Williamsport, Pa., Miss Carrie R. Harmon of Geneva, Prof.
Herbert W. Harmon of California, Pa., and Miss Cassandra R. Harmon of
Geneva. The funeral will be held at the house on Wednesday morning at
10 o'clock, Rev. Dr.
N. B. Remick officiating. Interment will be at the No. 9 cemetery in
From Ontario County Journal 7 February 1890
Rushville, N. Y. - Mr. Henry Harper died at the
residence of Mr. Charles Harkness Jan. 29th, aged 70 years, 5 months
and 16 days. He was a man greatly respected by a large circle of
and had been a resident of this place for forty-one years. He went
to California during the gold excitement and from there shipped for
Australia, returning after a few years and settled in this place.
From Geneva Gazette 20 March 1896
Death in Seneca - Mr. William A. Harren, an old and most highly
esteemed farmer of Seneca, residing west of Stanley and near the town
line of Gorham, died on the 12th inst. after a lingering illness.
Hew was one of our oldest and most valued patrons for forty years
and upwards. His funeral took place Saturday last. A short
time before it occurred, fire broke out in one of the chambers of his
house, causing intense excitement and alarm among those present.
However, the flames were quickly extinguished, but not until
everything in the room was ruined by flames and smoke.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 March 1896
The death of Wm. A. Harren, an old citizen of Stanley,
occurred Tuesday afternoon at his home after a week's illness from
pneumonia. The deceased was born in New
York city May 18, 1818. His wife died on the 16th of last January.
He is survived by a son and daughter, John E. and Sarah A. Harren,
both of Stanley. The funeral will be held from the house Saturday
at 11 o'clock, the Rev. Mr. Brown to officiate assisted by Rev. A. B.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 5 April 1905
Last Wednesday morning occurred the death of Mrs. Ellen
Harrigan, widow of Cornelius Harrigan, at her home in Gibson
street. Mrs. Harrigan has been in failing health for some time. She was
76 years old. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. James Conway of
this place, Mrs. Edward Mason of East Bloomfield, Miss Theresa Harrigan
of Rochester, Miss Agnes Harrigan of this place; and two sons, William
Harrigan of Canandaigua and James W. Harrigan of South Bend, Ind.
From Victor Herald 2 March 1900
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Monday morning, occurred the
death of Mary Harrigan, widow of the late John Harrigan, at
the age of 37 years. She leaves her father and mother, a young son,
three sisters and a brother to survive her.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 September 1905
Mrs. Catherine Harrington, forty-five years of age, died this
morning at 12:30 o'clock at her home, No. 43
Clinton Street, after a protracted illness with cancer. The deceased
is survived by her husband, Patrick Harrington, and one son. The
funeral will take place at 9 o'clock Monday morning from St. Francis
de Sales church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 October 1904
Charles Harrington, a teamster, died at 10:30 o'clock last night
at his lodging in the
home of William J. Burke, No. 42 Jackson street, aged forty-two
years. The deceased had resided in this city for thirty years and was
employed as a driver by R. G. Chase. He is survived by
three daughters, Mary and Rose Harrington of Rochester, and Theresa
Harrington of this city, and two sons, John and Edward of Geneva.
From Victor Herald 6 July 1906
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Daniel Harrington died at the home
of Mrs. James Harrington Monday night, June 25th, aged 63 years. He was
born in the town of East Bloomfield where his entire life was spent,
with the exception of that part given to the service of his country. He
enlisted in the 6th Michigan Cavalry and served until the close of the
war when his company was sent West against the Indians. Mr. Harrington
never tired of telling of his experiences while in the regular service,
which he claimed were much more arduous than those of his volunteer
days. He was a true and fearless soldier. It is said of him that at the
time of his enlistment in Michigan, he was approached by a party who
wanted a substitute and offered $800 if he would go as one. This offer
he refused saying that if he enlisted it would not be as a substitute
or for bounty, but because of his love for the old flag. The only
surviving members of his family are one daughter, Olive, who is a nurse
in the state hospital at Ovid. Funeral services were held at St.
Bridget's, Thursday at 10 a.m., Rev. P. A. Neville officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 14 November 1890
Last Friday afternoon, Ebenezer Harrington, aged 50 years, a
respected resident of the village of Phelps, was instantly killed by
the work train on the New York Central railroad near the depot in that
village. He was driving a cart across the track while two trains were
standing near the crossing. Harrington saw only the freight train which
was standing, but the work train on the other side started to back up
just as Harrington reached the track. He whipped his horses but could
not clear the track. The
team was saved but the cars struck the cart and Harrington fell under
From Ontario County Journal 14 September 1894
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral of John Harrington, whose
the St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, was
held from St. Bridget's church Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Rev.
Father John J. Donnelly of Victor conducted the services.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 November 1904
John C. Harrington died last night at 9 o'clock at the home of his
grandmother, Mrs. Cawley on Clinton street, aged 19 years. The cause of
death was tuberculosis. The deceased was well-known and had been a
resident of this city all his life. He is survived by three sisters,
Mary and Rose, of Rochester; and Theresa, of this city. Also by one
brother, Edward. The funeral will take place Friday morning at 9
o'clock at the house, and at 9:30 at St. Francis de Sales church.
Interment at St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 March 1910
Mrs. Marietta Harrington, aged 79 years, of Victor, died today at
the home of her daughter, Miss Sarah Harrington, of that place. Mrs.
Harrington formerly resided for a number of years in Geneva. She is
survived by three daughters, Mrs. A. B. Johnson of Caledonia; Miss
Sarah Harrington of Victor; and Mrs. Jennie Levet of Geneva. The
funeral will be held Wednesday. Burial at Palmyra.
From Ontario County Chronicle 27 November 1901
Shortsville, N. Y. - Newton Harrington passed away
last Tuesday, after several years of intense suffering from a
of diseases. He was a man of true worth; his word was better than some
men's bond. His father was Calvin Harrington, a cooper by trade, and
known for years. His sons, three in number, of whom Newton was the
all learned the trade. Newton often owned shops, and hired help, but
seldom worked in the shop himself. He was a thorough business man,
always paying as he agreed. For a number of years he owned and
superintended the Harrington House, the leading hotel here. He is
survived by a wife, one brother, and two sisters. A few years Mr. and
Mrs. Harrington lived in Chicago. They
went there shortly after the great fire, but returned home satisfied
no friends were like the friends of childhood. The funeral occurred
afternoon at the late residence. The Arch Deacon of the Episcopal
officiated. The remains were deposited in the Brookside cemetery vault.
From Ontario County Journal 23 October 1891
Manchester, N. Y. - Mrs. Rebecca Randall Harrington died at her
home in this place on Sunday, October 18th, at 10 a.m., aged 95 years
months. She was the oldest person in the town of Manchester. She was
daughter of William and Sallie Potter, and was born at New Haven,
April 21, 1796, and came to this state in early womanhood, and resided
with a sister in Oneida County for a time. She came to Manchester in
or 6, and has resided in this village ever since, and was familiarly
by almost every one as "Aunt Becky." She united with a Baptist church
New Haven in 1815, and by letter with the Manchester Baptist church
11, 1826, being the oldest member not only in age, but in membership.
retained her mental and bodily faculties to a remarkable degree until
her 90th birthday, but for two or three years past her memory has
but her bodily health was good until about six weeks since, she began
fail and after most intense suffering, she has at last entered into
Her funeral was attended from her late home by her pastor, Rev. E. C.
on Tuesday at 2 p.m.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 September 1905
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mr. George Harriott, who was moved to the
Canandaigua Memorial hospital on Tuesday, died yesterday. He had been
ill but a short time, last Sunday attending the services of St. John's
church in this village of which he was a member. He was born in England
about seventy-five years ago and had been a resident of this village
for many years, at one time owning the Wells property on West Main
street. He lived a retired life but was
always at church on Sunday. He is survived by a son. The funeral
will be held in St. John's church on Friday, Rev. J. C. Ambler,
officiating. The burial will be made in Waterloo.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 July 1909
Mrs. Amelia Harris, widow of the late Edwin Harris, died last
evening at 7 o'clock at the home of her sister, Mrs. Arthur Hammond,
No. 146 Genesee street, who is the only immediate survivor. She was 81
years old. The funeral will take place Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock
from the house. Rev. W. H. Webb, retired Presbyterian pastor, will
officiate and interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery. It is requested
that flowers be omitted.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 January 1911
Gorham, N. Y. - The death of Charles Harris, an
aged and long time resident of the town of Gorham, occurred last
Saturday at his home near Reed's Corners. Mr. Harris had been feeble
for some time, and a few days before his death, contracted a cold which
took a bronchial term and was the ultimate cause of his death. The
deceased leaves a wife, two sons, Metcalf and Stanley; and two
daughters, Hattie and May Harris. The funeral was held from the house
on Monday at 12 o'clock and burial was made in the Gorham. cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 April 1917
The death of Charles H. Harris occurred this morning at 3
o'clock at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Harry Wilson, 50 North
Exchange street. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Ella Fahrenwald of
Elmira, Mrs. Albert Tewkesbury of Geneva and Mrs. B. Ford of Seneca
Falls. Funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs. Wilson Friday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. Kenneth A. Bray officiating. Burial
will be made in the Seneca Falls Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 May 1897
Edwin Harris, after an illness of about nine months, breathed
his last at 6 o'clock Friday evening, May the
21st, at the family residence, No. 97 Genesee street. Mr. Harris'
death was not unexpected. He had been sinking for the past three or
four days and the end was momentarily expected all day yesterday, and
as above stated, he passed very peacefully to the great beyond last
night at 6 o'clock. Mrs. Amelia Harris, his wife, who is but a few
her late husband's senior, is the only survivor. The sympathy of all
her friends and neighbors goes out to her in this her hour of sorrow.
Mr. Harris has resided in Geneva for the past 33 years being one of our
oldest business men. He was in the present location of the Prouty
building at No. 510 Exchange street. Previous to coming to Geneva, he
the firm of Mulford and Wendell in Albany. The deceased was born in
Goudhurst, Kent, England. He met and married Miss Amelia, daughter of
Samuel Jenner, in Albany. His only other relatives are nephews. The
deceased was honorable in all his business methods and was esteemed by
all. The funeral will
be observed at four o'clock Sunday afternoon from the residence, No. 97
Genesee street and conducted by the Rev. J. P. Foster; interment at
From Geneva Daily Times 31 October 1901
The funeral of Edwin A. Harris took place from the family
residence in Genesee street, at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Rev. Dr. J. B. Hubbs officiated. Members of the local lodge
of Red Men attended the funeral. Among the floral designs were a
cross from the sons of the deceased, pillow from the Red Men, "Gates
Ajar" from E. W. Barber, and a pillow from Mr. and Mrs. H. Wilcox.
were the three sons of the deceased, H. D. Harris, Alfred A. Harris and
Edwin A. Harris, Jr., and Harry Wilcox. Interment was in Glenwood
From Victor Herald 14 June 1901
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth Harris died at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Frank Davison, Friday night last, aged 60 years.
Mrs. Harris' home was in Canandaigua, but while on a visit to her
daughter, she was stricken with pneumonia and heart trouble and passed
away in spite of the most faithful care and medical attendance. Rev. H.
E. Mason said pray over the remains Sunday morning at 9 a.m. Burial was
made at Hopewell Centre.
From Geneva Courier 17 May 1882
Died, suddenly, at his home in the town of Phelps, on Tuesday
morning, May 16th, 1882, Henry L. Harris, aged sixty three
years. Henry L. Harris was born in the town of Phelps, on the third of
May, 1819, and was the youngest of a large family of children.
When he had reached mature years he became the owner of the old
homestead in the town of Phelps, which he afterward sold and purchased
the farm upon which he resided at the time of his death. This place
being in sight of the old homestead farm, his entire life has been
passed within view of the place of his birth. He had always been in
good health until within the last few months, when he had been confined
to the house by ill health. But as the spring opened he began to
improve, and was able to be about among his friends again. On Saturday
last he was in the village, and seemed to be feeling quite well again;
but suddenly on Tuesday morning, while he was in the act of dressing,
the dread messenger came and removed him from our midst.
Universally respected and esteemed by all who knew him, no one will be
more missed than he. He leaves surviving him his widow, and his son,
Charles H. Harris. His funeral will take place on Thursday at 2 o'clock
P. M., from the family residence.
From Ontario County Journal 30 November 1894
Sunday afternoon at the Rochester city hospital occurred the
death of Mrs. Jennie Remington Harris, aged 43 years. On
Saturday preceding she underwent an operation for the removal of a
cancer, but the operation was unsuccessful and resulted fatally. To
within a few years ago, Mrs. Harris was a resident of this village,
where she was well-known in musical circles. Funeral services were held
at her home in Rochester Tuesday morning and the interment took place
in the West Avenue cemetery in this village, Tuesday afternoon.
From Ontario County Chronicle 17 February 1904
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - On Monday evening, Feb. 8, occurred the
death of John Harris. Mr. Harris had been a resident of this
place a number of years. He was 72 years of age. He is survived by a
wife and one son, Fred Harris, of this place. The funeral was held from
his late residence on Thursday, Rev. Wilson of Gorham officiating.
Interment at Reed's Corners.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 July 1907
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The funeral services of
the late Robert Harris, whose death occurred on Monday
were held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at his late residence in this
village. Sincerity Lodge, F. and A. M., had charge of the services. Mr.
Harris was seventy years old and had lived in this village for the past
forty years. He was born in Italy, Yates County, and at one time was
employed on the Sanitarium Farm. After that he was engaged in the boot
and shoe business for over thirty years. At the time of his death, he
serving his second term as assessor of the town of Manchester. His wife
died about five years ago and he is survived by a daughter, Mrs.
Stiles of Clifton Springs; one son, Robert Harris, of St. Catherines,
Canada; a sister and one brother, of Italy.
From Geneva Courier 27 January 1875
Sarah Harris, a venerable colored woman died in this
village, on Wednesday Jan. 20, 1875, being over 80 years of age. She
came to Geneva more than forty years ago, a fugitive from slavery, in
company with her husband, arriving here safely however after many
adventures during their journey of escape. She never revealed her real
name, nor where she came from until the emancipation had become a law.
She lived in Geneva continuously
from the time of her escape except for a short time after the passage
of the Fugitive slave law, when she deemed it safe to retire to Canada.
From Geneva Gazette 8 May 1885
Last Monday morning at
10 o'clock, Mrs. Samuel Harris of Oaks Corners died after an
illness of several weeks. Mrs. Harris was a sister of William
Ringer of this place, and was about seventy years of age. The
funeral services were held yesterday morning. Her aged husband,
Samuel Harris, is very ill with no hope of his recovery.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 October 1903
Rushville, N. Y. - Dr. William Harris died at his home in
village, Sunday, aged seventy years. He had been in failing health for
years. Mr. Harris was a veteran of the Civil war, and was a prisoner in
Andersonville. He was a veterinary surgeon, and when in his prime had a
large practice. He leaves a widow, one daughter, Mrs. Byron Soles of
this village, and several grandchildren. The funeral will be held at
the house Wednesday afternoon.
From Ontario County Journal 1 September 1876
Victor, N. Y. - Died on Friday evening last, Mr. Chauncey Hart,
was one of our most respected and
valuable citizens, and his sudden death startled and saddened the whole
community. After a late supper Friday evening, Mr. H. lit his
pipe and walked out on the piazza, and dropped dead from the rupture of
a blood vessel at the base of the brain. The sad result came like a
thunderbolt to the hearts of his numerous friends. His death
leaves a vacancy, not to
be filled, in his family. He leaves a wife and son to mourn his
loss. His business was that of a farmer. The funeral
services were held in the Presbyterian Church on Sunday afternoon, Rev.
Mr. Ennis officiating. Taking his qualities of head and heart,
and the position he had held to the public into consideration, his loss
will be greatly felt and his place not easily filled.
From Ontario County Chronicle 3 April 1901
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - On Saturday, while out hunting, Ed.
Wright and a companion came across the body of a man lying in a brook
in the Bostwick woods, one and a half miles south of this village. It
proved to be Ed. Hart, a German farm hand, about 30 years old,
who during the winter had been working at the Bloomfield House. On
Wednesday, March 20, Hart attended an auction on the Dayman farm where
he worked last summer. When he started for the village he was very much
intoxicated and taking a short cut across the fields, it
is supposed that he fell in the stream and was unable to get out, lying
some ten days before being discovered. No one here seems to know
whether he had any relatives in this country or not.
From Shortsville Enterprise 5 October 1916
George D. Hart, a well-known agriculturist, who lived on the
Chapin road, died at his home last Thursday morning at 4 o'clock,
following an illness from which he has been suffering all summer. His
age was 62 years. Mr. Hart was born in Schuyler county, this State,
remaining there until
the year of 1874, when he removed with his wife to the farm on which he
died. Mrs. Hart was formerly Miss Marie Crawford. The survivors are
daughters, among whom is Mrs. Willis C. Ellis of High street; two
and seven grandchildren. The funeral obsequies were held from the home
Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, and the interment followed in
cemetery in this village.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 August 1907
Manchester, N. Y. - Harvey S. Hart, a lifelong resident of this
town, died at his home in this village Monday night from the effects of
a stroke of apoplexy, his age being 73 years. Mr. Hart was
born in the northern part of this town, on what is now known as the
Amania McLouth farm and later moved to this village, where until his
failed him, he was one of the prominent contractors and builders. Mr.
Hart was always willing to help those needing help and worthy of it. He
is survived by his wife, Hannah Hart, an adopted daughter, Mrs. Kate
Wale of Salt Lake City, Utah, one brother, Albert Hart of Dolph,
and two sisters, Mrs. Charles E. Russell of this village and Mrs. Laura
Lockwood of Locust Corners, Mich.
From Ontario County Journal 25 May 1888
Seneca Castle, N. Y. - Mrs. Nancy Hart, for many years a
resident of Seneca Castle, died at her home in Geneva Friday, May 18.
The funeral services were observed in the Presbyterian church of this
place last Sunday, the pastor officiating. Her sudden death has cast a
gloom over the community. She had many friends who mourn her
From Ontario County Journal 11 December 1885
Died, Dec. 6, Theodore E. Hart, aged 83 years. Mr. Hart was
born in Clinton, Oneida county, in 1802. His
early business life was passed in Cortland county, but he came to
Canandaigua in 1838. For seventeen years he was a merchant and for
ten years a banker in this place. He retired from active business in
1863. His wife died eleven years since. Only one son from a family of
five grown children survives him.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 January 1915
Mrs. Caroline Rippey Hartman, widow of Dr. William A. Hartman,
and daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Rippey of Seneca, passed
away on the morning of January 2d at the family home, South Main
street, Pittsford, N. Y. Mrs. Hartman was in failing health for a
number of years, but was confined to her bed only ten days. She was a
person of rare Christian character which has been marked during her
entire life., and through her recent illness. Her father was a member
and elder of the Scotch Presbyterian church of this city and she was
also a member and active worker there in her young womanhood. At the
time of her marriage, Dr. Hartman was practicing his medical profession
at Hall, only a few miles from her birth place
in the town of Seneca. Four years after their marriage, they with their
only child, Lillian, moved to Rochester and later to Pittsford, owing
to the delicate health of Dr. Hartman, who died fourteen years ago. The
grandparents of Mrs. Hartman, John and Mary Rippey, came to New York
from York, Pa., and settled here with their thirteen children, Joseph
the youngest. All of this large family lived to maturity and married.
Harman was the second daughter of the family of two brothers and four
she being the last. Her nearest surviving relatives are an only
Miss Lillian Hartman, and a step-sister, Mrs. Ella Dorman of Redondo
California. The funeral service was held on Monday afternoon at the
home, South Main street, Pittsford, conducted by the Rev. A. B. Herr,
pastor of the Presbyterian church of Pittsford. The interment was on
following day in the cemetery at No. 9 Church, Seneca.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 25 January 1905
A peculiar accident resulting fatally occurred at the residence of
D. C. Benham in Hopewell yesterday afternoon. Charles Hartsleep, who
the village limits near what is known
as the Barney Bridge near the outlet, was the victim. Hartsleep had
been employed by Samuel Robinson, a well-known farmer living east of
the village, to assist in drawing his portion of the straw which was
part of a crop raised by him on Mr. Benham's place, from the residence
of Mr. Benham to his own. The stack had been cut in two and one half
had been about taken away when the remaining portion suddenly tipped
over. Robinson and another man named Smith who was with him narrowly
escaped but Hartsleep was caught under the falling straw. It took about
fifteen minutes for the other men to uncover him and he died soon after
being released from where he had been pinned beneath the fallen straw.
Hartsleep was about fifty years of age and is survived by his wife, two
half brothers and his mother, who resides in Middlesex.
From Ontario County Journal 9 April 1897
Canadice, N. Y. - Last week Tuesday occurred the death of Asa
Hartson, aged 72 years. The funeral was held on Thursday at the M.
E. church and the interment was made in the Canadice Hollow cemetery.
Two daughters survive him, Mrs. Frank Doolittle and Mrs. Arthur
Ingraham, both of this town.
From Ontario Messenger 15 February 1860
Mr. Henry L. Hartsough of
Gorham, got up on Saturday morning, the 11th inst., at
5 o'clock, and while passing from the bed to the stove, he dropped down
and died instantly. His age was 47 years; he leaves
a wife and nine children to mourn his death.
From Ontario County Journal 8 December 1876
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - Mr. James Hartsough, after a severe
illness, died on Friday evening, Nov. 30th. His funeral was attended
from the Baptist Church in this place on Tuesday last. At the
time of his death, Mr. Hartsough was Deacon of the Baptist Church, and
had been a member for twenty-five years. He has always been one
of the most exemplary of our citizens and his loss will not only be
mourned by his immediate relatives, but will be felt by all who knew
him. The church has lost one of its best members, and the
community an honored
citizen. His age was thirty-seven years.
From Victor Herald 26 December 1902
On the morning of December 2, Mrs. Delia Harvey passed
away after a lingering illness, at her home in West Bloomfield, aged
fifty-four years. For a year and a half she had been running down, but
for about ten months she had known that she had an incurable cancer.
During all those months, she had been a quiet, patient sufferer. While
it is so hard to part with loved ones, no one wished her sufferings
prolonged. Mrs. Harvey is survived by four sons, John, Aaron, and Joel
of West Bloomfield, and James of Syracuse, and two daughters, Mrs. Will
Baker of Dansville, and Mercy of West Bloomfield; an aged mother, Mrs.
Evalina Ham, and two sisters, Mrs. M. H. Codding and Miss Georgia Ham.
From Ontario County Journal 15 January 1909
Canadice, N. Y. - George Harvey died at his home on Sunday
morning, aged 50 years. Death was caused by hemorrhage. The remains
were taken to Wayland, where the funeral was held yesterday. He is
survived by his wife and two children.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 23 May 1922
Geneva, N. Y., May 22 - George D. Harvey, 52 years old, died
yesterday afternoon at his home, 214 Lewis street, after a long
illness. Mr. Harvey was for many years connected with the Fay and Bowen
Engine Company, coming to Geneva with the company from Auburn. The
first two years he was employed at the Standard Optical Company, but
was obliged to resign owing to failing health. He was a member of St.
Paul Lodge, F. and A. M. of Auburn. Mr. Harvey is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Harriet S. Harvey; three sons, Clarence T. Harvey of Auburn;
Howard J. Harvey and Hanford G. Harvey of this city. The funeral will
be held on Wednesday afternoon from the house at 2:30 o'clock with Rev.
Bruce E. Pierce of the First Methodist Church officiating. The
committal service will be conducted by the Masonic order and interment
will be in Glenwood cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 12 March 1902
On Monday in the town of Hopewell occurred the death of Mrs.
Harvey, aged about 70 years. Deceased had been ill for some time.
are a son, John Harvey, three daughters, Mrs. William Pickett of
and Misses Mary and Ella Harvey, of this place. The funeral will be
on Thursday at Stanley.
From Geneva Gazette 21 May 1880
Henry C. Harvey,
died of consumption at his residence on North Main st. early on
Wednesday morning last. He was well-known as an experienced and
intelligent drug clerk, formerly in the employ of Dayton & Smith
and W. N. Smith. His age was 51 years. He was a native of Ireland, in
faith a Protestant, and yet beloved and respected of all his countrymen
notwithstanding differences in religious creeds. His funeral took place
yesterday, Rev. Dr. Rankine of St. Peters' officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 October 1896
Henry C. Harvey died very suddenly at his home, No. 196 Main
street, at 11:30 o'clock this morning at the age of 35 years. Mr.
Harvey, who was the manager of Mr. D. E. Dempsey's store on Castle
street, came to work last Monday morning at 6 o'clock. At 8 o'clock
that morning he complained of feeling badly. Mr. Dempsey advised him to
go home, which he did. During the forenoon he retired to his room
and to bed. His case was pronounced by Dr. Weyburn to be brain fever.
He gradually grew worse until as above stated he breathed his last.
Henry C. Harvey was born in 1861 in the same house in which he died; he
was reared in Geneva. His parents have both passed away. He is survived
by one brother, Benjamin Harvey, and two aunts, Mrs. Morrison, who kept
house for him, and Mrs. George McCoy, also of Geneva. Mr. Harvey has
had charge of D. E. Dempsey's store on Castle street the past four
years. The funeral announcement will be made tomorrow.
From Geneva Gazette 26 November 1880
Mrs. Henry C. Harvey died at her residence, North Main st. on
Thursday morning last, after a brief illness of peritonitis. A
large family is orphaned by this dispensation, the father
having died during the present year.
From Ontario County Journal 11 March 1898
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of Jewett Harvey, who
of this place, occurred on Wednesday
morning of last week, at the age of 53 years. The funeral services were
held from his late residence on Friday afternoon at one o'clock, and
the interment was made at West Bloomfield. Rev. M. L. Stimson, pastor
of the Congregational church, officiated. Besides a wife, the following
children survive him: Emma, John, James, Aaron, Mercy and Joseph. One
brother, the Rev. Jasper Harvey of Weire, Mass., also survives.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 October 1916
Mrs. Josephine Harvey of this city died suddenly Sunday night
while on a visit at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roddie Duell of
Austin, Pa. She is survived by two sons, Benjamin Harvey of this city,
with whom she made her home, and Harry Harvey of Geneva; two daughters,
Mrs. Roddie Duell of Austin, Pa., and Mrs. Mary Leyman of this city.
Funeral services were held today at Austen, her old home, and burial
made in the Austin, Pa. cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 April 1910
Rushville, N. Y. - Yesterday about noon Martin G. Harvey died
illness of a few days. Prior to his having
the fever, he suffered intensely with grip and neuralgia. He was born
June 13, 1870, in the Town of Gorham. He was the only child of Mr. and
Mrs. Richard Harvey. He was married eight years ago to Miss Minnie
Taylor. The young couple went to live with his parents. His father died
a few months later. They have continued living on the home place, a
mile east of this village, where he died. Three sons were born to this
union; the oldest is now seven years of age. He is survived by his wife
and his mother. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at
2:30 o'clock at the house, Rev. Harsey King officiating. Burial will be
made in the village cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 20 June 1884
Mrs. Jane Harwood, mother of lawyer, Frank J. Harwood, died at
her home on Main street in this village on Thursday evening of last
week. She was apparently as well as usual early in the evening, but was
taken suddenly ill during the
night, and died shortly after the arrival of a physician. She was
60 years of age. Mrs. Harwood was a lady of excellent qualities and was
greatly respected in this country. Her maiden name was Fairchild
and her residence in her early years was East Bloomfield, where her
were interred last Monday.
From Ontario County Times 18 June 1884
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The burial of Mrs. Jane
Fairchild Harwood, late of Canandaigua, but formerly of East
Bloomfield, took place this morning in our village cemetery, where so
many of her family have been laid away to rest. A strange fatality
seemed to attend their members, so many of them having died suddenly,
like her, of heart disease. The father was ill but one day; the mother
dropped down in Canandaigua on the street, and remained insensible for
a few days, when she died and was brought home and buried; a sister,
Mrs. L. Shepard, fell dead in Canandaigua depot, and the family who
went to meet her at the Bloomfield Station, met, instead, her lifeless
body; another sister, Mary, died at home of the same disease; an aunt,
Betsey Hamlin, living in the family, went in a similar way; the
husband, also, Mr. Benjamin Harwood, was stricken down with apoplexy,
as near as we can recollect, and brought home from Albany in his casket
before the family were made aware even of his sickness. And now there
is but one sister left, Miss Olivia Fairchild, and a son, Mr. Frank J.
Harwood of Canandaigua. A goodly number of Canandaigua people
accompanied her remains here, and many of her old neighbors and friends
of this place, met to pay their last respects to all that was left of
her whom they had known but to love and appreciate. Her age was 65
County Journal 13 July 1877
Cheshire, N. Y.
- Died at the home of his father, Mr. Levi Haskell, on Sunday
last, Mr. Edson Haskell, at the age of forty years. Mr.
Haskell had been sick about two years and had become blind from the
disease. Funeral was held from the Union church on Monday, Mr.
Van Alstyne officiating. He leaves a wife and two children.
Mr. Haskell was one of our most honorable and worthy citizens and
his loss will be deeply felt by our whole community.
From Ontario County Messenger 17 October 1855
Died - In Canandaigua,
Sunday, Oct. 7, after a distressing illness of four
weeks, which he bore with christian fortitude, Rev. Eli
Haskell, in the 73d year of his age. The deceased emigrated from
Massachusetts in the County in 1816, and immediately
commenced the gospel ministry, which he exercised in the most destitute
portion of Bristol, Canandaigua, Naples and adjoining towns,
to the time of his death. By his unremitting attention to the duties of
his office, and especially by his kind and ceaseless attentions to the
interests and the welfare of the neglected and the
afflicted, he had won the confidence and the esteem of
a large circle of friends. May peace rest upon the memory of the
From Geneva Courier 30 July 1879
Miss Fanny Haskell, the well known teacher of dancing, died
on Sunday last after a lingering illness, aged 32 years. Miss
has been associated for a few years past, with Mr. A. M. Cobleigh, of
and had many acquaintances and friends here and in Rochester. The
took place yesterday afternoon, from the residence of J. Harvey Mason,
From Geneva Daily Times 14 June 1905
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth Haskins, of this village, wife of
Frank Haskins, died yesterday morning at Willard State Hospital where
she had been since a year ago last March. Mrs. Haskins was born in the
town of Phelps and always lived here. She was forty-three years of age.
Besides her husband she is survived by her mother, Mrs. F. Marion Reed
of Phelps; one brother, Oliver Park, of Boston, and a sister, Mrs. G.
W. Bradley of Corning. The remains will be brought here for burial and
the funeral services will be private.
From Geneva Gazette 9 January 1891
A two-year-old child of George Haskins of South Bristol,
was bitten in the thumb by a cat three weeks ago. The child died
last week from the effects of the bite. There are many cases on
record where the bite of a cat has proved fatal.
From Victor Herald 25 November 1904
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral of William Haskins, who
West Virginia Saturday was held from the home of
his father-in-law, Elias Reynolds, in this village, Tuesday afternoon,
Rev. Newton W. Bates officiating. Interment was in Pioneer Cemetery.
The deceased leaves a wife, formerly Miss Ella Reynolds of this place,
and two children, one son and a daughter.
From Geneva Gazette 21 August 1891
We chronicle with sincere sorrow the death of Mr. Henry Haslett
of Seneca, which occurred at the home of his son, Dr. J. H.
Haslett, at Waterloo, last Sunday. The deceased was a native of
Belfast, Ireland, aged 78 years. He had resided on his farm near
Seneca Church for 37 years past, honored and respected by its highly
intelligent community. A little more than one year ago he lost
his wife, which bereavement proved a severe mental blow to him.
Four children survive him, three sons and one daughter. The
funeral took place Wednesday last at the Presbyterian Church near his
home, which was very largely attended.
From Geneva Gazette 8 August 1873
Geneva has recently lost one of the oldest and most respected of
her citizens. Mr. Horace Hastings died on Sunday evening,
August 3d, at the ripe age of eighty-five years. Born January 15, 1788,
in Hatfield, Mass., he came to this place in 1809, and established
himself in mercantile business in 1813. For thirty-three years he was
one of the
leading business men of Geneva. His amiable character, his kindly
spirit, his courteous manners, and his upright conduct won for him the
confidence and regard of
the whole community. He was a most worthy and consistent member of the
Presbyterian Church in this place, and for fifty-seven years one of its
Elders. The increasing infirmities of old age have, during these recent
years, confined him almost wholly to his house, and for many months
to his bed. But, during his protracted illness, under wasting disease,
his Christian faith was always strong, his interest in religious things
always fresh, and his hope without a cloud. No one who knew him could
question the integrity of his character
or the genuineness of his piety while he lived, and none can
doubt that all is well with him now that he is gone.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 May 1852
Perez Hastings, Esq., whose earthly remains we bore to the grave
on Wednesday of last week, was one of our most valued citizens. He died
on the Monday previous, after a long and painful struggle, with a
complication of diseases, terminating in dropsy in the chest. He was in
his 78th year, having been born in Hatfield, Mass., the 29th of May,
1794. He had been for more than thirty-six years an inhabitant of this
village, and was well and extensively known in the varied relations
life. As a man of business, he was prompt, energetic and successful; in
manners, kind, yielding and accessible. In social life he was much
beloved. As a companion, husband, friend, few surpassed him. His
cheerful, benignant smile, his fine sallies of thoughts and expression,
and his warm sympathies of heart, will not soon pass from the memories
of the large circle of his acquaintances and friends. Mr. H. professed
godliness in early life, and for more than twenty-six years was an
Elder in the First Presbyterian Church of this village. As a christian
and an officer in the church, he was in a high degree exemplary,
judicious, and faithful. His hope was in Jesus; and it grew brighter
and more buoyant and sustaining as he neared the dark waters of death.
He could say, "I know that my Redeemer liveth. He is very precious to
me. He is my all in all." He has died without an enemy. All feel that
in his death they have lost a friend from among the living, and that a
good man has gone to his rest. "Mark the perfect man, and behold the
upright, for the end of that man is peace."
From Geneva Gazette 28 January 1881
We announced last week the serious illness of Mrs. Perez
Hastings. The venerable lady passed away at 3 o'clock this
morning. She had filled out far more than the measure of days commonly
allotted to mortals. In her youth and prime she was zealous in all good
works for the glory of her Master, the advancement of His Church, the
promotion of benevolence, good will and charity in our community. To
her husband in his lifetime, who was one
of "the pillars" of the Presbyterian Church, she was a helpmeet indeed.
Mrs. Hastings leaves no children, but the last offices to the
sick and dying woman were affectionately, tenderly bestowed by devoted
nieces of her household.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 16 May 1924
Geneva, N. Y. , May 15 - Thomas Hastings, Sr., 78 years old, died
Wednesday at his home, No. 685 South Exchange street, after a long
illness. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Bridget O'Day Hastings; four sons,
John, Thomas Jr., Frank and Edward Hastings; a daughter, Miss Mary
Hastings, all of Geneva.
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