"Ha" to "Hal" Obituaries
From Geneva Courier 1 August 1883
Mrs. John Haas died in the town of Seneca, near Castleton, on
Sunday, after an illness of only twenty-four hours, of inflammation of
the bowels. She was highly appreciated by friends. Her
funeral took place on Tuesday at her late residence. The
interment took place at or near Middlesex.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 4 July 1906
Manchester, N. Y. - Patrick Haberlain, aged 76 years, died
at his home three miles northeast of this village, Thursday morning,
after several weeks illness with heart trouble. He had been a resident
of this town nearly fifty years and was known as a successful farmer.
He is survived by his wife and two sons, Michael and Peter Haberlain of
this town; and four daughters, Mrs. Anna Maxwell of Macedon; Mrs. Nora
Connolly of Canandaigua; Miss Mary Haberlain of Manchester; and Miss
Elizabeth Haberlain who is a Sister of Charity. The funeral and
interment was at Palmyra, Saturday morning.
From Shortsville Enterprise 5 March 1909
Manchester, N. Y. - Mrs. Rhoda Hacket died at her home early
Tuesday morning. The funeral services were held at the house on Friday
at 11 o'clock a.m., Rev. M. V. Willson officiating. Her age was 63
From Shortsville Enterprise 21 August 1913
While at work on the James Hawkes farm, about two miles northwest
of this village, on Tuesday noon, Frank Hackett, a well-known
young man, received injuries that caused his death about three hours
later. He had been driving a three-horse team attached to a manure
spreader and was on the way to the barn. A closed gate caused Hackett
to alight from the wagon and open it for the passage of the horses. In
some manner they became frightened and ran away. Hackett was knocked
down and one of the heavy wheels passed over his chest, causing
internal injuries. Hemorrhages from ruptured blood vessels followed and
caused his death about 3:30 o'clock. Mrs. Hawkes saw the horses running
toward the barn and sent her son to look for Hackett. He was found in a
celery shed where he had dragged himself for shelter. He was at once
removed to the house and Dr. D. A. Eiseline, of this village, summoned.
Hackett was unable to give any particulars of the distressing accident,
and so far as is known no one witnessed it. The survivors are his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hackett, a son, Roy, and two brothers,
Fred Hackett of Jordan and Charles Hackett of Manchester. He was born
in the town of Manchester on March 12, 1883, and had always resided in
this section. His wife, who was formerly Miss Temperance Tate, of
Manchester, died about a year ago. The funeral will be held from the
home of his parents this Thursday afternoon at two o'clock and the
interment will be made in Brookside Cemetery in this place.
From unknown newspaper archived at Ontario County Historical Society
Farmington, N. Y. - Mrs. Lenora M. Hackett, 72,
died yesterday (April 13, 1960) in Clifton Springs Sanitorium after a
She was born June 18, 1887, a daughter of Philip and Mary Powers of
Farmington. Her husband, Charles Hackett, died in 1942.
She leaves a son, Robert of Largo, Florida, a daughter,
Mrs. James (Marge) Segbers of Victor R. D., a brother, Philip Powers of
Shortsville R.D., grand daughter, Sharon Segbers of Victor R.D.
Note- she and her husband are buried at Brookside
Many thanks to Rhea for this
From Geneva Daily Times 14 January 1908
Shortsville, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Mary J. Hackett, daughter
Camp, of this village, occurred last night. The cause of
death was pneumonia. Deceased was 58 years of age and was the oldest
surviving member of her family with the exception of her father, who
now lies critically ill and is 85 years of age. The funeral will take
place at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the Methodist church.
From Shortsville Enterprise 17 January 1908
Mrs. Mary Jane Hackett died at the home of her father, William
Camp, early Tuesday morning, aged 59 years. Her death was due to
pneumonia, followed by an attack of the grip. She had given her full
time and attention to her invalid father, and had so overworked as to
be unable to withstand the fatal attack. She had been a resident of
this village for over half a century, and was well and favorably known
to all our citizens. The funeral was held form the Methodist church, of
which she was a devoted member, on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the
pastor, Rev. S. S. Pratt, officiating. The interment was in the family
plot at Brookside Cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 19 July 1912
The death of Mrs. Temperance Tate Hackett, wife of Frank
Hackett, occurred at the family home two miles north of this village,
on the Palmyra road, on Saturday night at 8:30 o'clock, following an
illness of but four weeks' duration. Her age was 29 years. Mrs. Hackett
was born in the town of Manchester on March 29, 1883, and was a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Tate of Manchester. She had passed her
entire life within the borders of that township. She was united in
marriage to Mr. Hackett on Jan. 4, 1902. The survivors are her husband
and one son, Roy Hackett, of Manchester; her parents; one brother,
Joseph Tate of Manchester, and two sisters, Mrs. George Trask and Mrs.
Charles Baker, both of Rochester. The funeral obsequies were held from
her late home on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock and were conducted by
Rev. F. E. Eden, of the Manchester Baptist church. The interment
followed in Brookside Cemetery in this village.
Copied from The Victor Herald, Victor, NY; issue 12-18-1936
page 9; copied at the Ontario County Historical Society;
The death of Mrs. Vivian (Patt) Hackett, widow of Albert
Hackett, occurred on 12-11-36, after a brief illness. She was born May
15, 1860, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Patt in Farmington.
On July 3, 1878, she was married at Chapin. Mrs. Hackett is
survived by one son, Charles of Manchester, two grandsons, Roy and
Robert, one granddaughter, Margaret
and 8 great grandchildren, all of Manchester Center, also a sister,
Mrs. Lena Wing of Hornell. The funeral was held from the Baptist
Church Tues. afternoon. Rev. L. L. Swartout, pastor, officiating.
The burial was made in Brookside Cemetery.
Many thanks to Rhea for this
From Victor Herald, Victor, NY; Issue 11-17-1939 page 5
William Hackett, father of Mrs. William Goldrick of Victor, entered
into rest at his home in Caledonia, Wed. Nov. 8, 1939, at the age
of 81 years. Besides his daughter, he is survived by 3 sons; Roy,
Fred and William Hackett, all of Caledonia, 2 brothers, John of York
and Samuel, a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Francis of Rochester.
Funeral services took place Friday afternoon from a funeral home
in Caledonia with the
Rev. David S. Sheldon officiating. Interment was made in Mumford
Many thanks to Rhea for this
From Shortsville Enterprise 12 December 1912
The death of Younglove Hadden, a retired farmer living in
the northeastern part of the township of Farmington, occurred at the
home of his son very suddenly on Wednesday morning of last week at 4:30
o'clock. His age was 74 years. He had been in poor health for over two
years. A death certificate was issued by Coroner D. A. Eiseline, of
Grove street, who was was summoned to view the remains. The deceased
was born on August 31, 1838, in Savannah, this State, and was a son of
the late John W. and Lydia Monroe Hadden. The larger part of his life
was passed in this section where he was born and he had only made his
home in Farmington township for about two years, living with his son
and family. He was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Aurand of Clyde, N.
Y., on October 5, 1859, who died in September, 1903. The survivors are
two sons and two daughters, John W. Hadden, and Miss Carrie Adams of
Farmington; Frank Hadden of Newark, N. Y., and Mrs. Libbie DeLano of
Lyons; also one sister, Mrs. Abby Jane Thatcher of Savannah. The
funeral and burial were held at Savannah on Friday, the 6th inst.
From Geneva Gazette 5 July 1878
Last Saturday a young man named Charles Hadley was drowned
in Canandaigua outlet while engaged washing sheep. He got in a pool
beyond his depth and sank at once, never coming to the surface until
dragged out half an hour afterwards, when life was extinct.
From Ontario County Times 22 August 1877
On the afternoon of Friday, the 10th inst., a boy ten years old, son
Hagan of Geneva, fell into the lake at that village,
while fishing, and was drowned. The body was not recovered until the
next day, Saturday.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 January 1909
Mrs. Frank Hagan died yesterday afternoon at her home, No. 595
Exchange street. The deceased is survived by her husband, one son,
Frank Hagan, and one daughter, Mrs. C. C. Winnick, of this city. The
funeral will take place at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning from St. Francis
DeSales church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Ontario Repository and Messenger 5 January 1876
Saturday afternoon, about one o'clock, a shocking accident occurred
in the Northern Central Freight Yards in this village, by which John
an old and highly esteemed employe of the Company,
received such serious injuries as to cause his death. He had been
helping unload a car, and finishing his work started to go to the
Freight House. When near there he stepped from the main track on to a
side track, when switch engine No. 70 came dashing up, knocked him
down, and ran over both legs and his left arm, almost severing these
members from the body. The injured man was taken to his residence,
corner of Railroad Avenue and Elmira street, where everything possible
was done to ease his sufferings, and at nine o'clock death came to his
relief. Mr. Haggerty was sixty-five years of age, and leaves a wife and
two small children. Mrs. Haggerty's first husband, a Mr. McKnight, also
lost his life by the cars, a few years since, in almost the same way.
From Geneva Daily Times 9 November 1904
The funeral of Mrs. Louise Cotton Haight, who died Tuesday
evening at the age of seventy-eight years, in the Church Home, took
place this morning at 10 o'clock from the home, Rev. C. M. Sills, D.
D., rector of Trinity church, officiating. After the service the body
was taken on the 11:10 o'clock Central-Hudson train for Troy, where
burial will be made.
From Geneva Gazette 18 February 1881
The funeral of Mrs. M. C. Haight took place last Monday.
Her body was conveyed to Glenwood cemetery and temporarily deposited in
the receiving vault. It was a sad reflection that the bereaved husband
was so ill that he could not take his proper place in the mourning
procession. For many days he has been a severe sufferer from neuralgia.
From Geneva Gazette 15 December 1899
MOSES C. HAIGHT died at the Hygienic Institute, Park Place, Monday
evening last at 5 o'clock. He had made his home at this Institute
for several years past, with his only son, Clarence, as associate.
Mr. Haight was a widower, having buried his wife several years
ago. He came here from Auburn between thirty and forty years ago
and embarked in the jewelry business as successor of Barnard & Van
Deren. Funeral services were officiated by Rev. Chas.
DeWoody, Baptist pastor. Interment in Glenwood cemetery. Two
brothers, both in California, and one sister survive the deceased.
The surviving son, Clarence Haight, will continue the business so
long and profitably carried on by his revered parent.
From Ontario County Journal 23 March 1883
Suicide - On Wednesday last the startling news flew from mouth to
mouth in this village that a man had committed suicide on North Main
street in Canandaigua, and that the unfortunate man was Julius
Hailer, an employe in McKechnie Brewery. It appears that Hailer,
although a hard worker, was addicted to the use of intoxicants, and
that he had several times threatened to kill himself, but no serious
attention was paid to what he said. Wednesday morning he went to the
James A. Ellis, and purchased a fine 32 caliber revolver for $6,
and then ordered some coal for his house and bought some candy for his
children. After doing this, he telegraphed to a son living in
Rochester to come home immediately, as there was very serious trouble
in the family. During the afternoon he tried the revolver, firing two
shots, and then sent a bullet through his head. His wife heard the
shots and hurried down stairs, to find her husband staggering about the
room. She asked him if he had shot himself, to which he replied, "I
have done it at last," and fell to the floor a corpse. Coroner Jewett
was notified, and held an inquest. Hailers was German, about
forty years of age, and leaves a wife and six children. All the
circumstances tend to show that he had intended to commit the rash act
for some time. He had a policy in the N. Y. Mutual Aid Society, of
Rochester, for $2500.
From Ontario County Times 17 June 1874
On Friday morning of last week, a young man named Wm. Haines, son
Haines, died suddenly at his father's residence near Hall's
Corners. He had been ailing for some time past and was apparently
slowly recovering from a fever. He had just stepped out into the
woodshed connected with the house and feeling faint sat down and being
helped into the house, died in a few minutes afterward. He was about
seventeen years of age. Geneva Courier
From Ontario County Journal 1 June 1888
The death of James Haire, of this town,
which occurred on May 12th, removed from the community a man whose
life had been characterized by unflinching fidelity to the strict
rules of morality. He was like a sturdy oak, both in constitution and
character. His honesty was his bulwark and his pride.
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 8 March 1871
On Saturday last the remains of the late Ebenezer Hale were
interred in the cemetery of this village. He died very unexpectedly,
and without any previous illness to warrant any person in predicting
his final dissolution. He had been for a great many years a useful and
respected resident of this village, and in all the relations of life,
as citizen, friend, and member of the
Church, he was esteemed by all. The Episcopal Church of this place was
draped in mourning on Sunday last out of respect to his memory. He was
84 years of age. His wife survives him.
From Ontario County Journal 17 July 1885
Mr. Alfred Haley, a well-known and esteemed colored resident of
this village, died at the home of his son in Bath on Wednesday of last
week, and the funeral services were largely attended here on Friday.
The deceased leaves five grown-up children, one of whom is the wife of
Fred. Douglass, Jr. of Washington.
From Victor Herald 5 April 1901
Mrs. Catherine Haley, who had been ill at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. John Concannon, in this village, for several weeks past,
passed away last Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Haley was 72 years of age and
had spent most of her life in this vicinity, residing in Fishers for
many years. She was a woman possessed of a pleasant disposition and
will long be remembered by many as a kind friend and neighbor. She is
survived by one daughter, Mrs. John Concannon, of this village, and two
sons, John Haley of Fishers and Michael Haley of Buffalo. The funeral
services were conducted at St. Patrick's church Tuesday forenoon, by
Rev. J. J. Donnelly. The interment was made in the Catholic cemetery in
this place. There were beautiful floral tributes sent by friends of the
deceased in Fishers, for which the survivors wish to express their
sincere thanks. They also desire to make known their appreciation of
the kindness shown them during the illness and death of their beloved
From Geneva Daily Times 11 January 1905
Hall's Corners, N. Y. - Alexander Hall, an aged resident of this
town, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Scott, of Gorham,
Monday morning. The deceased has been in ill health for some time but
death came suddenly. He was a native of Scotland.
From Ontario County Times 22 July 1868
A young man named A. E. Hall, son of Thomas Hall of West
Bloomfield, lost his life in New York City on Saturday night last, by
falling from the roof of a building while asleep. Young Hall was a
telegraphic operator, and on leaving the office in the evening, went
upon the roof as had long been his custom to rest and cool himself.
asleep, he rolled off and fell to the ground, a distance of about forty
and was thus instantly killed. His remains have been brought home for
From Ontario County Journal 20 May 1910
Stanley, N. Y. - This community was saddened to learn of the death
of Mrs. Anna Megaffee Hall, wife of Supervisor Hall, of Hall,
on Sunday, after a brief illness, at the age of 37 years. Mrs. Hall was
well-known and had many friends here. The funeral services were held on
Tuesday afternoon, Rev. A. B. Temple having charge. Mrs. Hall was much
loved and respected. In her home life will her loss be most keenly
felt, as she was a most devoted wife and mother. A husband and two sons
survive; also five sisters and four brothers. Mrs. Hall's death was the
first break in a family of 10 children. Her sisters are: Mrs. Charles
Roat of Reed's Corners; Mrs. Charles Putnam of Gorham; Mrs. Ella Lewis
of Chapin; Mrs. Ida Henry of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Stella Bigham of
Reed's Corners. The brothers are: Emory and Bert of Reed's Corners, and
Wesley and William of Canandaigua. Many beautiful flowers covered the
casket. Burial was at No. 9 cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 February 1896
The funeral services of Mrs. David Hall of Phelps, who
died last Saturday morning, took place yesterday afternoon. Rev. M.
Shaw officiated. Mrs. Hall's death was due to a stroke of paralysis
which occurred a short time since. Her age was 62. A husband and two
daughters survive. Burial Phelps Cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 7 February 1877
The death of David Saxton Hall, an old and highly
respected citizen of Geneva, is announced in our obituary department
this week. Mr. Hall was many years engaged in trade, but in 1855
accepted a situation as bookkeeper in the old Bank of Geneva, which he
retained under all administrations almost to the very last day of his
life. The deceased was an uncle of Myron S. Hall, Esq., of West
Bloomfield, who was elected last fall to the office of clerk of Ontario
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 14 February 1877
David Saxton Hall, an old and respected citizen of Geneva, died
suddenly on Thursday evening, February 1st, in the eighty-second year
of his age. Mr. Hall was one of the early settlers of Geneva, and has
for many years been identified with the interests of that village. His
father, General Amos Hall of Bloomfield, was a distinguished citizen in
the early part of the century. He came to this part of the state at the
same time with the Wadsworths, and was an intimate friend of theirs.
General Hall took a prominent part in the war of 1812, and was for a
time in command of the American troops on the frontier, being the last
militia General who held that position.
From Geneva Gazette & Mercantile Advertiser 23 February 1831
DIED in Seneca, at the residence of his son, Edward Hall, Esq.,
suddenly on the 19th inst. Mr. Edward Hall, Sen. aged about XC
years, a native of England, but for 30 years a resident of this town.
From Geneva Gazette 9 March 1860
We learn with regret of the death of an old and highly esteemed
resident of this town, Mr. Edward Hall. He died on
Wednesday night, very suddenly, and at the advanced age of 86 years.
Mr. Hall emigrated to this country from England about the year
1800, and at once located at the settlement which bears his name
(Hall's Corners), where he has ever since resided. In the prime
of life, he was quite an active and prominent politician of the
Democratic faith, popular with his party and with his neighbors, and
was several times elected to
local offices. He was once a candidate against Joseph
Garlinghouse for the office of Sheriff, and even in this ever strong
opposition county, came within a few votes of election.
He maintained his political consistency to the last;
and dying, leaves sons who reflect the political integrity and personal
virtues of the father.
From Ontario County Journal 13 August 1886
Cheshire, N. Y. - Death has again entered our community, taking
from our midst our esteemed townsman, Edward Hall. He has been
afflicted with Bright's disease and was thought by his friends to be
improving, but on Friday afternoon
he became suddenly worse and before night he passed away. The funeral
services were held on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev.
Mr. Searles. The large congregation which more than filled
the church testified to the esteem in which he was held by all.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 March 1905
Shortsville, N. Y. - Yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the funeral
of Edwin Hall was held from the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Leona Dunn, Rev. Sylvanus Lane, pastor of the Chapinville M. E. church,
officiating. Burial followed in Brookside cemetery. Mr. Hall, who lived
on a farm near Chapinville, was fifty years of age, and died of
diabetes, from which he had
been a sufferer for two years, though he was confined to his bed but
three weeks. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Delia Hall, his wife,
and three children -- Leon Hall, Miss Lena Hall, all of Chapinville,
and Mrs. Leona Dunn, of Shortsville.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 July 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Florence Hall, widow
Hall, of Bristol Center, occurred at the Canandaigua Hospital
Wednesday morning. Mrs. Hall underwent a surgical operation on June
23d, and was gaining apparently until Tuesday morning, when a sudden
change for the worse was noted and she sank rapidly. She was
born in Bristol Center 48 years ago in August, and had always resided
there or at Cheshire, where the remains will be taken for burial. She
leaves one daughter, Mrs. Harriet Hall, and one sister, Mrs. George
of Chapinville, and one brother, George Gooding, of Kingman, Arizona.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 May 1909
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Hannah Hall, widow of the late J. S.
Hall, died Wednesday morning at the home of her son, E. J. Hall, 70
years of age. Mrs. Hall had made her home with her son for the past
eight years and although a woman of retiring disposition, had a large
circle of friends who were devotedly attached to her for the qualities
that make and keep friends. She was a member of the local Presbyterian
church, of the Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Society and of the
Women's Christian Temperance Union. She was born at Andover, Conn. Her
husband died eleven years ago and is interred at Lyme, Conn., where the
remains will be taken for burial. She leaves five sons and four
grandchildren, Edwin J. Hall of this place, Nathan and Kellogg Hall of
Norwich, Conn. Henry of Middleton, Conn. and William Hall, who is a
student of Tuft's College. The grandchildren are Helen and Sidney Hall
of Norwich, Conn., Kenneth Hall of Middleton, Conn., and Herbert Hall
of Shortsville. The funeral will be held from the residence of her son,
E. J. Hall, tomorrow afternoon. The remains will be taken to Lyme,
Conn. for interment.
From Ontario County Journal 15 January 1909
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - On Jan. 6 occurred the death of Hiland
at the Homeopathic hospital in Rochester, from a
complication of diseases, following an operation. Mr. Hall was highly
esteemed in the community and was noted for his generous nature and
many kind acts to the poor and needy, and a large circle of friends
will miss his brightness and cheer and will mourn his loss from among
them. Mr. Hall was 68 years of age and was the son of Hiland Biship and
Betsy Pomeroy Hall. He was a descendant of Major General Hall, who
commanded the United States militia at Buffalo in the war of 1812. Mr.
Hall was born in this village and resided here until young manhood,
when he went to Almond, where he was engaged in the manufacture of
farming implements for twenty years. From there he moved to Salamanca,
where he kept a general store for three years before returning to West
Bloomfield. In 1867 he was married to Miss Janette Major of Almond, who
died 14 years ago. He leaves surviving him three children, Mrs. Sophia
Shepard and Samuel Hall, of this town, and Mrs. Ray Humphrey of
Salamanca; one brother, Frank Hall of Dansville, and one sister, Mrs.
Isabella Dann of Rochester. Brief services were held from his late home
on Saturday afternoon, conducted by Louis Wilson, of Lima. Interment
was made beside his wife in the Rural Cemetery. There were many
beautiful floral offerings from friends. The following gentlemen acted
as bearers: Porter F. Leech, Ira Thompson, George Crossman, Myron
Shepard, Myron Taft and George M. Shepard.
Further - The following people were in town last week to attend
the funeral of Hiland Saxton Hall: Dr. and Mrs. Hiland Shepard, George
Crossman, Miss Beatrice Crossman of Rochester; Frank Hall and Edwin
Hall of Dansville; Newton Major of Hornell; Miss Sybil W. Hamlin of
East Bloomfield; Porter F. Leech and George Leech of Canandaigua; Mr.
and Mrs. George M. Shepard and Miss Frances Major of Rochester; Ira
Thompson and Osmer Thompson of Lima; and Ray Humphrey of Salamanca.
From Ontario County Times 11 October 1865
In our obituary department this week will be found a notice of
the death of James H. Hall, Esq., of West Bloomfield. The
was a prominent and highly respected citizen. He had for many years a
justice of the peace, and soon after the inauguration of President
in 1861, was appointed Postmaster and continued to hold that office
he died. His scrupulous integrity and careful attention to business
him a most excellent officer, and won for him the confidence and warm
esteem of all with whom he had intercourse. He had long been subject to
occasional hemorrhage of the lungs, but owing to his regular and
habits his life was protracted beyond the hopes of any of his friends.
He died as he had live, fortified by the christian's hope and patiently
submissive to the will of Him who "doeth all things well."
Western Repository Canandaigua, Ontario County, New
Tuesday, September 1, 1807
"Died -- In this town, last Tuesday, Mr. John Hall, carpenter,
aged 23, lately from Fort Stanwix."
Many thanks to Michael Doyle for donating this death notice.
From Ontario County Chronicle 30 April 1902
Mrs. John B. Hall died at her home near Cheshire Monday, aged 50
Mrs. Hall had been ill for several years. She is survived by her
a daughter, Miss Mary Hall, and a son, Merton Hall. The funeral was
From Geneva Daily Times 29 September 1925
The death of Mrs. Marcia Platt Hall occurred this morning
at 5 o'clock at the Geneva General Hospital. Mrs. Hall for the past
seven years has resided on Linden street, the Fairfax block, with her
son, Charles P. Hall. She has been in ill health for some time. Besides
Mr. Hall, she leaves another son, Edward B. Hall of Wellsburg, N. Y.;
also one grandchild, John Hall Netchie of Westfield, New Jersey; four
nieces and one nephew. A short service will be held tomorrow afternoon
at 4:30 o'clock at the funeral parlors of F. W. Yells and Son. Rev.
Ross Randall Calvin, rector of St. Peter's Church, will officiate. On
Thursday morning the body will be taken on the 7:55 Lehigh Valley train
to Westfield. The interment will be made in Fairview Cemetery,
Westfield, following the committal service there.
From Geneva Gazette 15 February 1901
Margaret Hall, eldest of the living descendants of Edward Hall,
Jr., the pioneer for which Hall's Corners was named, died Feb. 11,
1901, at the home of her nephew, T. Wilson Hall, at Hall's Corners,
aged 91 years. She was born in the tavern, which was the first
frame building in Hall's Corners, in 1810, the same being built by her
father in 1808, and she was at the time of her death, the oldest person
in the immediate neighborhood. She lived with her parents until
when the death of her mother occurred. In 1835 she removed with her
father to the house long known as the Margaret Hall house
situated about a third of a mile to the north where her father died in
1860. She continued to live in her own house upwards of fifteen
years after her father's death, and later with her
brother, the late Edward N. Hall, and his family. Her eldest
sister, Mrs. James Stokoe, her youngest sister, Mrs. Charles Rice, and
her youngest brother, Edward N. Hall, have all died within a
few years. A brother, Thomas W. Hall, aged 89 years, and a
Mrs. Mary Coleman, survive her. Margaret Hall was a noble
woman of good common sense and quiet dignity, and endeared herself to,
and was respected and beloved by the community where she had lived her
entire life. Her father, grandfather and grandmother came from
England and settled on lot No. 60, Ninth Town in First
Range of Ontario County in 1801. Her mother was a daughter of
Francis and Sarah Sherwood Wilson, who came from England
with her parents to the town of Seneca in 1803.
From Ontario County Journal 17 February 1899
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Myron S. Hall, one of the oldest and most
respected citizens of the place, passed away very quietly at his home
on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 14, at 3 o'clock. He had been suffering from
a severe cold for some time and his family thought him much improved
until the Sunday previous to his death, when a decided change for the
worse took place, since which time, until his death, he had lain in a
critical condition. On the 9th of last month, Mr. and Mrs. Hall
celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the marriage. Besides his wife,
five children, Myron of California; Mrs. Gardner of Chatham, N. J.;
George of Tonawanda; Miss Harriet and Mrs. Henry Dixon of this place,
From Ontario County Journal 29 June 1888
Academy, N. Y. - Mrs. Nancy Hall, wife of our worthy friend,
Charles Hall, of this place, died Friday morning last,
aged 82 years. Mrs. Hall was one of those mothers in which there was
no hypocrisy. She lived an even, consistent christian life, abounding
in good precept and example. A few years ago at a Methodist love feast
at this place, she, in a few well-chosen modest words made the most
eloquent appeal to her neighbors to take Jesus for their guide and
that we have ever heard here. But it must be comparatively easy for a
person surrounded by the moral atmosphere that she was to keep the even
of their way. Her husband, one of the kindest, most reliable men of No.
9, and a worthy family of children who loved and appreciated her.
From Ontario County Journal 17 December 1886
Philander E. Hall of the town of Gorham who was stricken with
paralysis on Sunday evening, the 5th inst., while on his way to this
village, died on Friday morning last. He was unconscious from the time
of his prostration until the end. He was formerly police justice of
this village and was a brother of L.
C. and John B. Hall of this village.
From Ontario County Journal 30 April 1909
Mrs. Sarah VanDevyver Hall died at her home on Prospect street on
Saturday evening, after an illness of about four months from a
complication of diseases. Mrs. Hall was the second daughter of Isaac
and Wilhelmina VanDevyver, and was born in the town of Canandaigua in
1861. Her entire life had been spent in and around this village. She
was a member of the Congregational church of this village. In 1886 she
was joined in marriage with Charles F. Hall and to them were born five
sons, who are left to mourn her loss: Stuart A., J. Donald, Edward,
Marion and Leighton. Her mother also survives her; two brothers, A. C.
Cappon and J. M. VanDevyver, both of this village; and four sisters,
Mrs. W. H. Criddle, Mrs. Ashley Fountain, and Mrs. H. L. Case of
Canandaigua, and Mrs. Edward L. Allen of Jamestown. The funeral was
held from her late home on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, interment
being made in Woodlawn cemetery. Her pastor, Rev. Livingston L. Taylor,
From Ontario County Times 13 January 1864
We are sorry to learn that Mr. Simon Hall of
South Bristol, formerly a resident of this village, was kicked by
a horse on Saturday last, receiving an injury that caused his death
in a few hours. He was about seventy years old.
From Ontario County Chronicle 9 December 1903
Simon P. Hall, aged 77 years, a longtime and highly respected
resident, died at his home in West Gibson street Monday. He was born in
Bristol and most of his life was spent in farming until he removed here
twenty years ago. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Adeline Wheaton
Hall, and one son, Charles H. Hall of Bristol, and four daughters, Mrs.
Charles Ashley and Mrs. Charles Olmstead of Honeoye, Mrs. M. A. Culver
of Ortonville, Minn., and Mrs. S. E. Forrest of Britton, S. D.
From Ontario County Times 20 October 1869
Mr. Thomas Hall, formerly a prominent citizen of West Bloomfield,
died in that town on the 14th instant, at the age of sixty-three years.
Mr. Hall was born in West Bloomfield, being next to the youngest of
eight sons of the
late Gen. Amos Hall of that town. In early life he was a merchant and
in his native place, but was subsequently elected to the office of
Clerk and changed his residence to Canandaigua. Still later he was
by the New York Central Rail Road in the capacity of Paymaster,
in Rochester and in Syracuse. He leaves two daughters, but no other
having buried his wife about ten years since, and his only son a little
a year ago. His remains were taken to Rochester for interment.
From Geneva Advertiser 10 September 1901
Thomas W. Hall died at his home at Hall's Corners Thursday
evening, Sept. 5th, 1901, aged 89 years, 7 months, 5 days. He was born
at Hall's Corners January 31, 1812, and that place had always been his
home. He was one of the old substantial farmers of the town of
Seneca, ranking with the oldest of them, and was the very soul of
honor. But one member of his father's family survives him, a
sister, Mrs. Mary Coleman of Bellona. Mr. Hall's wife passed away
about fourteen years ago. He leaves two son, John S. and Edward E.
Hall, both well-to-do farmers of Seneca. The funeral was held
from his old home last Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. A. B.
We came to know Mr. Hall away back in 1855, when an apprentice boy in
the old Gazette office, also with many others in that town,
his brother, Edward N. Hall, Charles Rice, John R. McCauley, Ami
Whitney, Capt. Burkholder, Adam Wilson, John M. Wood, the Croziers, the
Barrons, George Fordon, the large family of Rippers, the Means, and a
good many others, of whom our old friend,
Thos. W. Hall, is the last to be taken away. He and his good wife
always had a kind thought for the printer boys, and many a bag of
apples and sometimes a basket of fried cakes came in fresh and nice
from their cellar and pantry. Whether the fruit was worth in the
market one dollar or five dollars per barrel, it was all the same -- it
was sent to the office and hearty word always accompanied it. Mr.
to say: "Be good boys, don't swear, don't drink, respect your
fathers and mothers, and you'll come out all right." Good old man
! Although we haven't seen him for more than a year, we miss him
almost as much as they do at his old home. Not many of the old
stock left in Seneca now -- of those named only
the Croziers remain, Adam, Harrison, and Thos. W.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 March 1907
Manchester, N. Y. - The death of Thomas Hall occurred
at the home of his son, Frank E. Hall, two and one-half miles north of
this village, Monday after a severe attack of asthma which affected his
heart. He was born in England July 12, 1834; came to this country when
young and lived most of the time in Western New York.
He is survived by four sons, Thomas Hall of Fairport, Elmer Hall of
Fred Hall of East Palmyra, and Frank Hall of Manchester; also two
Mrs. Willis Chinned of East Palmyra and Mrs. Fred Parker of Fairport.
From Geneva Gazette 27 February 1885
Obituary -- The citizens of Geneva were painfully surprised last
morning to learn that Mrs. D. W. Hallenbeck had died the night
before very unexpectedly. A few weeks previous to her death she
had the misfortune to catch a severe cold which finally terminated in
pneumonia, that dread disease which the strongest fear and to which the
weak fall easy victims. Mrs. Hallenbeck was not considered
dangerously ill until a few days before her death, yet all the skill of
physicians and the care of experienced nurses were unavailing, and she
passed peacefully away Monday evening at eleven o'clock. Mrs.
Hallenbeck was the daughter of the late William Trevor, of Norton Hill,
Greene county, N. Y., and was nearly 47
years old. Mrs. Hallenbeck was a lady of pleasing ways, perfectly
devoted to her family, and had the happy faculty of winning the love
and respect of all with whom she came in contact. The entire
community will extend
their heartfelt sympathy to the husband and three children thus
suddenly bereft of a loving wife and a devoted mother. The
funeral services were held at St. Peter's church yesterday afternoon
and were largely attended.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 October 1908
Amy Hallett, widow of the late George Hallett, died yesterday
afternoon at her home on East Washington street. She is survived by two
grandsons, Samuel and George Carey of this city. The funeral will take
place tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the residence. Rev. J. B.
Hubbs, D. D., will officiate and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 23 September 1910
Gorham, N. Y. - The death of Michael Halley occurred
at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Peter Fallon. Mr. Halley
was born in Ireland in 1825 and came to this country when 19 years of
age. In 1853 he married Hannah Costello, whom he survived. His death
was due to a stroke of paralysis. He leaves three children, John of
Seneca, Frank of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Peter Fallon of Gorham. The
funeral services were held on Monday with burial at Penn Yan.
From Ontario County Journal 17 December 1909
Patrick Halligan, aged 66 years, died at the home of his son,
Edward J. Halligan, Niagara street on Saturday. Deceased had long been
in poor health. He is survived by two son, Edward and Patrick. Mr.
Halligan was a former resident of Macedon and the remains were taken
there for burial.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 20 December 1905
Holcomb, N. Y. - On Wednesday night, Dec. 13th, occurred the death
of David W. Hallock, an old resident of East Bloomfield, aged
76 years. Mr. Hallock was born in Norfolk, England, and came to this
country in 1852. He had resided in this town thirty-five years. He
leaves a wife and ten children, six sons and four daughters. The sons
are: George of Chicago; Frank of Bristol; Arthur of Washington; John,
William and Howard of this town. The daughters: Mrs. R. D. Chase and
Mrs. George Speaker of this town; Alice of Yonkers; and Mrs. John
Slocum of Paddleford. The funeral was held at his late residence on
Saturday at one p.m., the Rev. Mr. Bristol officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 27 February 1885
Mrs. Mary Hallock, wife of John Hallock and daughter of the late
Esquire Beebe (one of the early settlers of this county,) died in
Hopewell, Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the
age of 73. A sister of the deceased, ten years her senior, who
resides in Cheshire, rode ten miles in a sleigh through the bitter
cold of Thursday last to attend the funeral.
Geneva Gazette 1 November 1878
Mr. Thomas N. Halsey, a most worthy citizen, died suddenly on
Sunday last at his residence on North st. His age was 76 years.
He was taken ill on Friday, but did not think it necessary to
call a physician till Saturday. The prescription seemed at first
to have the desired effect and he appeared better. Mrs. Halsey
sat up with him at
night until 2 o'clock Sunday morning, when he insisted that she should
take a little rest. She fell into a doze from which she was
awakened about 4 or 5 o'clock by his restlessness and
seeming distress. To a suggestion to send for a doctor again he
gave audible assent, and they were the last words he uttered. Dr.
Dox, when he arrived, found his patient in a dying condition and he
breathed his last about 8 o'clock in the morning. Mr.
Halsey leaves two brothers, Messrs. V. E. and E. B. Halsey and two
married sisters. He died childless. He was formerly a
of Seneca county where, as in Geneva, his memory will ever be held in
From Geneva Daily Times 6 March 1905
Rushville, N. Y. - Miss Ammeter Halstead, aged seventy-three
years, died at her home south of here Thursday, of Bright's disease.
The funeral was held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock at the house.
Burial in Gorham cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 8 January 1909
Rushville, N. Y. - The death of Cornelius Halstead occurred
home north of this village, December 31, after an illness of
four days from pneumonia. The funeral services were held from the
Methodist church on Saturday morning at 11 o'clock, Rev. Harsey King
officiating. The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Halstead,
and was born at Potter nearly 71 years ago. Forty years ago he was
united in marriage to Gertrude Ferguson of Rushville, and four children
were born of this union: Clarence of Rushville; Stephen, of Kansas;
Mrs. Samuel Tuttle of Kansas; and Mrs. Harvey Hamilton of Rushville;
all of whom survive. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Mary Ansley of
From Ontario County Journal 11 August 1882
Rushville, N. Y. - Died, at his residence in the town of Gorham,
near Canandaigua Lake, Aug. 6, 1882, after an illness of two weeks, Mr.
aged 48 years and 9 months. Mr. M. P. Balks
officiated at the funeral Tuesday, Aug. 8. The burial was at the
cemetery in this village.
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