"Hat" to "Haz" Obituaries
From Canandaigua Chronicle 25 September 1907
Naples, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Adela Anthony Hatch occurred
at her home, two miles south of the village. Mrs. Hatch
was born in Mendon in 1845 and in 1865 she married George Hatch and
came to live in Naples in the house where she died. She was devoted to
the interests of her home and a friend to those in need. Mr. Hatch died
about three years ago. Their three children survive, Mrs. Adelbert
Baker and Dana L. Hatch of Naples, and Mrs. Fred Tyler of Canandaigua.
One brother, John Anthony, a veteran of the civil war, died here a
short time since. The funeral service of Mrs. Hatch was held on Friday,
her pastor, Rev. W. H. Haines, officiating, and the Interment in was at
Rose Ridge cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 7 April 1882
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Anna Hatch, of South Bristol, died at the
residence of her son, John Hatch, on Saturday last, at the advanced age
of 88 years. She was the mother of Mrs. Wm. Dunton, of this village,
and one of the first settlers in the county, coming here in 1796. She
was a very estimable woman.
From Ontario County Journal 23 December 1887
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth Hatch, wife of Frank Hatch, died
on Thursday of last week, aged 64 years. Her life had been spent here,
and an active life it was. For many years she toiled with her husband
on the top of the hill east of the village, known as "Hatch Hill,"
developing from the top of the mountain a farm second to none in
productiveness. For twenty years last past she had lived in the
village, and died at her home on Cohocton street.
From Ontario County Journal 12 August 1887
Naples, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Hattie Hatch, wife
of Salem Hatch, has been the sad theme of the last few days. Mrs. Hatch
was a lovely woman, the mother of four young children, and very happy
in her family relations. She was but 39, and the picture of health,
and one of the few women that seemed sure of a long life. She died
suddenly on Saturday last, at 4 p.m., as she was about to give birth to
child. Words cannot express the sorrow of husband and children. They
somewhat retired, and at quite a distance from town, and were all in
to each other. The sympathy of the community was manifest by the vast
that assembled at her funeral on Monday. There were sixty-two carriages
in line. Rev. Mr. Platt officiated, assisted by Rev. Mr. Hoag. Mrs.
was the daughter of Timothy Griswold, but at the age of 14 was adopted
her aunt, Mrs. C. W. Fox. She had many relatives, and every one was her
friend and all are mourners. May God bless and comfort the devoted
and his dear little children.
From Ontario County Journal 28 December 1883
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. John G. Hatch, who has been confined
to the house for the past three months, died
last Sunday night, aged 79 years. Funeral services were held at his
late residence Tuesday at 2 p.m., Rev. A. F. Skeele officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 10 December 1909
Naples, N. Y. - Another of the good women in this village has
died. After six months of great suffering, on Dec. 1, occurred the
death of Mrs. Martin W. Hatch, aged nearly 55 years. Taken
with an obscure disease, she was treated at the Memorial hospital in
Canandaigua, undergoing an operation, and came home hopeful, but not
for long. Her decline was steady and she wasted away till death came to
relieve her from cruel agony. Her maiden name was Sarah Adelle
Griswold, daughter of Moses and Lydia Richardson Griswold. She married
Mr. Hatch in 1880. Her home from childhood had been in Naples. Her
great heart, endearing manner and her lovely presence commended her to
every one. She had no children. During the last fortnight her
stalwart husband was taken seriously ill, and was unable to even see
her when she passed away. She leaves her mother, her husband, a sister,
Mrs. Frank Cleveland, of Middlesex; a brother, Duane Griswold, of
Dunkirk, and a young nephew, George Porter. At her funeral not less
than 100 relatives and close friends followed her to the burial in Rose
Ridge. Rev. S. T. Harding, of the Baptist church, of which she was an
adherent, was the officiating clergyman. Mrs. Hatch was a relative of
Major C. A. Richardson and Mrs. Merritt C. Wilcox of Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Journal 8 December 1899
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Ann Hatch, wife of the late Felix Hatch,
died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Landon, last week
Thursday afternoon, after a brief illness, aged 81 years. The deceased,
who had been totally blind for the past nineteen years, was in her
usual health up to a week or ten days since.
From Ontario County Journal 13 August 1897
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Rosetta A. Muck, wife of John W. Hatch, of
died Thursday, Aug. 5, aged 65 years. She leaves her
husband, one son, Henry Hatch, one daughter, Mrs. Carlton Smith, and a
niece whom she reared from a child, Miss Gertrude Muck, all of South
Bristol. A brother, James Muck, of Naples, also survives her. Rev.
Albert Cornish officiated at the funeral Saturday.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 June 1905
The body of Mrs. William R. Hatch, formerly Miss Marie
Baker of this city, who died at Santa Fe, New Mexico, has
been brought to this city for burial. The burial will be made tomorrow
morning at ten o'clock in Glenwood cemetery, Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D.,
officiating. The deceased is twenty-five years of age and lived in this
city until twelve years ago. Besides her husband, she is survived by
aunts, Mrs. George Hoefler of Geneva, and Mrs. Theodore Olcott of
and one uncle, Henry Zobrist, of this city.
From Ontario County Journal 25 August 1893
Bristol, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Augusta Hathaway on
Tuesday cast a gloom over the entire community. The funeral on Thursday
was attended by a large number of relatives and friends. Mrs. Hathaway
was an active worker in the Universalist Church. Her life was filled
with good deeds, and her memory will be long cherished by those who had
the privilege of knowing her. To the members of the family by whom her
gentle presence will be missed the most, is extended the sincere
sympathy of many friends. She leaves an invalid husband, a son and
daughter in her immediate family.
From Ontario County Journal 14 March 1884
Died, in Farmington, March 7th, at the residence of her son-in-law,
George Collins, Hannah Hathaway, aged
85 years. The deceased, sister of John Lapham, the father of our
Senator, was well and favorably known to a large circle of relatives
and friends in this and adjacent towns. Well educated, of refined and
lady-like manner, of much more than ordinary ability and culture, she
was looked up to and gave life and tone to society in a way that is not
often seen in persons of her age. She was reared in the order and ways
of the Society of Friends but did not conform to the strict rules of
that sect. A few hours before her death an attendant remarked to her:
"Aunt Hannah, you are using the plain language." "Yes," she replied, "I
do, now I am so near home." She was one of the few of whom it could in
truth be said, "None knew her but to lover her, none named her but to
praise." Her husband preceded her thirty years. A son, Joseph, and
daughter, Mrs. George Collins, are all her children who survive.
From Ontario County Journal 19 June 1874
Died - At West Farmington, Friday, June 12th, aged 39 years, Helen
wife of Joseph Hathaway, and a daughter of Arnold
Bristol, of Macedon. Mrs. Hathaway was a person whose loss will
be deeply felt, not only by her family and immediate friends, but by
the entire community, for she was one in regard to whom it was
literally true: "None knew her but to love her, Or named her but
to praise." A husband
and three children, and a host of personal friends are left to mourn
her untimely death. The funeral services
were conducted at the house by John Cornell, of the religious society
of Friends. The sympathies of the entire community will be
extended to the members of this home made desolate by this severe
bereavement. This loved one has simply
gone before, they will meet her again "In that land of sunshine Where
no grief makes the heart heavy, or the eyelids red."
From Shortsville Enterprise 2 June 1888
The funeral obsequies of Margaret Hathaway were held on
Thursday afternoon from the Orthodox church near the Hook. Mrs.
Hathaway during her illness made arrangements for her funeral and
burial, and with few exceptions her requests were executed. Thomas
Pierson officiated at the house, and Mary Knowles, assisted by Addie
Wood, took charge at the church. Messrs. Ketchum and Padgham, Mrs.
Padgham and Miss Carrie Herendeen were requested to sing "The Crowning
day is coming." South Farmington within a few months has parted with a
number of her aged and highly esteem citizens; though they will long be
remembered, the places that knew them shall know them no more.
Thanks to Martha McGill for this donation.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 24 May 1905
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Hathaway died at the home of Durfee
Herendeen in the town of Farmington last week. She was 63 years of age.
Funeral was held at the house on Sunday afternoon. Rev. F. W. Hill, of
the Victor Presbyterian church officiated.
From Ontario County Journal 21 January 1910
At the home of her sister, Mrs. A. C. Brink, South Pearl street, on
Saturday, occurred the death of Mrs. Minerva Hewitt Hathaway of
72 years. Mrs. Hathaway came to this village about a
month before her death to visit her sister, and was stricken with
pneumonia at her home. Her husband, Scott Hathaway, died several years
ago. Three sons, Melvin of East Bloomfield, Seth of Honeoye, and
Sheldon, who is in the Adirondack mountains; two sisters, Mrs. Brink
and Mrs. Lucy Beals of Ionia City, Mich.; and two brothers, George and
James Hewitt of Bristol survive. Rev. J. S. Ebersole officiated at the
funeral services on Monday morning and interment was at Honeoye.
From Ontario Repository and Messenger 27 August 1873
The funeral ceremonies over the mortal forms of the oldest and youngest
white persons born in Bristol, took place at the Universalist Church,
Aug. 17th. Mrs. Nancy Hathaway, aged seventy-seven, and an
infant of Mr. Buckalew. Mrs. H., the mother of Mrs. Billings T. Case
and Mrs. Albert Treat, was born on the spot where she passed away. She
was a woman of uncommon energy of character, and much respected by a
number of very dear friends. She was confined to the house for several
years, but ever taking an interest in the affairs of the family, and
movements of the world.
From Ontario County Chronicle 16 July 1902
The funeral of the late Phoebe Hathaway, Farmington, was
held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Friends' church, Rev. E. P. Wood
officiating. The interment was in the Friends' cemetery. The deceased
was the last of a family of seven children, her father, Isaac Hathaway,
being one of the first settlers in the town, coming all the way from
Massachusetts with an ox team, enduring the privations incident to
pioneer life. After arriving he built the first log house in town and
shortly after added a frame structure, which part now stands as an
addition to the home, where she lived and died. Under the roof of the
old homestead was sheltered many a fugitive in slavery days, herself
entertaining them on their way to Canada. She was a personal friend of
Susan B. Anthony and had enjoyed her as a guest in days gone by when
she lectured on slavery throughout the State.
From Ontario County Journal 3 November 1899
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Samuel Hauggi died at his home near
Woodville, on Oct. 25, after a brief illness of pneumonia and a
complication of other diseases. Mr. Hauggi came to this region from
Switzerland about 15 years ago and had lived in Naples and this town
all of the time. There survive a widow and several children, who are
grown to manhood and womanhood.
From Geneva Gazette 30 January 1857
The Ontario Repository says: "We have recent
information from Naples, one of our neighboring villages, of one of the
most melancholy accidents, of which it has been our lot to speak.
The Rev. Mr. Haven of that place, while engaged on the
23rd inst., in preparing some balsam which he was in the habit of
making, by some fatal mistake, set the materials he was using on fire;
and they being of a very
combustible and explosive nature, the result was that all
the windows of the room were blown out, and three of the five
inmates, including Mr. Haven, his wife, and one child were burned to
death. Two other children of the family were at school at the
time of the accident. The burial of the mangled and charred
remains of their dear father, mother, and mate, took
place on Sunday last.
From Geneva Gazette 15 November 1861
Death of a Centenarian - A venerable old negro, named Jack
Havens, died in this village on Wednesday morning. He was,
according to the
reckoning of his family, one hundred and fourteen years
old. He enjoyed remarkably good health up to
the very hour of his death. He took jobs of sawing
wood, and was engaged in such occupation only the day previous to his
decease. He arose quite early on Wednesday morning, and was about
to go to a neighbor's to finish such a job; but
it being scarcely light, at the suggestion of his daughter he again
retired. Soon afterwards, an errand called a person to his
room, who spoke to him and he answered. An hour perhaps passed
and he not making his appearance, a grand-daughter went to his room and
found that he was dead. He had evidently died without disease or
pain - the sands of his life had run
From Geneva Courier 18 September 1878
Mr. Almon Haviland, one of Geneva's oldest and most
respected citizens, died last evening between eight and nine o'clock,
at his residence on Geneva street. He had been sick for only
about a week. Mr. Haviland was 74 years of age, and lived in
Geneva nearly all his life. He was born three miles north of
Geneva, where his father lived. For many years he followed the
trade of a wagon maker, in his shop on Genesee street. By patient
industry and careful investment he amassed a considerable
fortune. Of a quiet and genial disposition, he was well liked by
all who knew him. His wife, and only son, W. W. Haviland survive
From Victor Herald 5 February 1904
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Died, in West Richmond, January 28th, of
pneumonia, Eliza Jack, wife of George Hawes, aged
about sixty years. She leaves a husband and two children, Albert Hawes
and Mrs. Adele Austin; and a brother, Dewey Jack; and sister, Mrs.
Macey of Livonia. She was a woman universally respected.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 4 October 1905
Shortsville, N. Y. - The funeral of Thomas Hawkes, a
gardener of Manchester, was held from the Manchester
Baptist church, of which he was a deacon, at three o'clock on Sunday
afternoon, the pastor, Rev. Joseph Weston, officiating. Burial followed
in the Manchester Cemetery. Mr. Hawkes was found by his wife dead
in bed at two o'clock on Friday morning and Coroner Eiseline of
Shortsville pronounced heart disease the cause of death. He had been in
his usual good health until the evening before his death, when he
complained a little of not feeling well. He was not quite 71 years of
age, and was a native of England, having been born in Warwickshire.
When nineteen years of age, he married Miss Ann Harvey and came to the
United States, settling on the Augustus Wilson farm in Manchester,
where he has resided ever since. Three years after the death of his
first wife, which occurred about thirteen years ago, he was married to
Miss Ida Jones of Hopewell, who, with a son, Frank, survives him. He
also leaves six other children: Miss Harriet E. Hawkes of Burmah, Asia;
Mrs. Edward Dunham, of Pittsburg, Pa.; Augustus W. Hawkes, William A.
Hawkes, and Albert J. Hawkes, all of Manchester; and James E. Hawkes of
From Ontario Messenger 5 May 1852
Suicide - The lifeless body of a young woman was discovered in
the Canandaigua Lake on Sunday last about noon. It was conveyed to the
Court House, where on the Coroner's request, it was identified as the
body of an Irish girl named Ann Hawkins, aged about 18, who
was in the service of the widow Gooding on Bristol st. It appeared from
Mrs. G.'s testimony, that the girl was "down-hearted" and had said that
she was lonesome, &c, and that she left the house early in the
morning -- about 4 or 5 o'clock, and was not again seen
until found in the lake. A post mortem examination disclosed the fact
that she was enciente. The Coroner's investigation is not yet
From Geneva Daily Times 9 October 1905
Canandaigua, N. Y. - This morning at the Thompson Memorial
Hospital, occurred the death of Mrs. Lucinda Sherman Hawkins, wife
Hawkins, of Bristol Springs, who had been at the hospital for
treatment for tumors. She was aged about fifty-eight years, and
leaves beside her husband, two brothers, Hiram and George Sherman, of
From Geneva Daily Times 1 March 1897
Michael H. Hawkins, proprietor of the Club House hotel, died
Saturday evening at 10:15 o'clock after a short illness. He attended
the funeral of William P. O'Malley a week previous at which he caught a
cold which developed into pneumonia. The deceased was born at Clifton
Springs thirty-nine years ago and has resided in Geneva for upwards of
twenty years. His immediate family consists of a wife and four
children, the oldest being ten years of age. He was a brother of
Abraham, Thomas W. and Daniel R. Hawkins, well-known residents of this
city. Mr. Hawkins was a member of Nester Hose Company and the Sarsfield
Division Ancient Order
of Hibernians. A meeting of those organizations has been called for
morning at 9 o'clock for the purpose of arranging to attend the funeral
in a body which will take place at St. Francis de Sales church at ten
From Victor Herald 3 April 1903
Phebe J., wife of William F. Hawkins, died at the family
residence in this town on Friday evening, March 27th. She had not been
will for more than a year, but her death was a surprise and shock to
her relatives and friends, as she seemed more comfortable for several
weeks past. Her disease took a turn for the worse on Friday morning and
she sank rapidly until the time of her death. Mrs. Hawkins was born in
Orange county in 1834, and had resided in Victor since her marriage in
1855. Her nearest surviving relatives are her widowed husband; two
sons, J. W. Hawkins and Frank G. Hawkins; two daughters, Mrs. Dr. D. J.
Tillotson and Mrs. John A. Osburn, all residing in this town; three
brothers, William, Wesley and George Muloch, living in the West, and
four sisters, Mrs. G. M. Rowe of Washington, D. C.; Mrs. John Martin of
Tripoli, Iowa; Mrs. Doty and Mrs. Farnsworth, also residing in the
West. Mrs. Hawkins was prominently identified with the Methodist church
in this village, being a regular attendant as long as her health would
permit. She also took a deep interest in the temperance work, always
using her influence in favor of that cause. She was earnestly devoted
to her family, and the family reunions at her home were always
occasions that gave her great pleasure and satisfaction. Though a great
sufferer she was determined to conquer the disease and was very brave
even when there seemed to be little hope for her recovery. Her advice
in favor of good things, so often given to those nearest and dearest to
her, will never be forgotten by them and will be a constant incentive
to them to live a good and pure life.
From Geneva Gazette 26 August 1898
Mr. T. W. Hawkins, who buried his wife only a few weeks ago, now
mourns the loss of his oldest child -- Roger, a bright and promising
boy of 15 years. His death took place last evening. For
three or four years past he had been a sufferer from rheumatism, which
trouble eventually reached his heart with fatal result. With this
double bereavement and recent financial embarrassment, surely Mr.
Hawkins' troubles would seem to be more than mortal can bear.
From Geneva Advertiser 24 September 1901
The venerable Thomas Hawkins died at his home on State
street last Tuesday, aged 73 years. He leaves his wife and a
family of three sons and four daughters, the sons only residing here.
Mr. Hawkins was a veteran of the civil war, and a Grand Army man,
always appearing with his comrades in street parade.
From Ontario County Journal 13 May 1892
Manchester, N. Y. - Mrs. Ann Harvey, wife of Thomas Hawks,
illness was mentioned last week, died at her home just east of this
at 4:29 Sunday afternoon. She was born at Cherrington, Warwickshire
England, Feb'y 2, 1828, and therefore was 64 years of age. She was
May 8, 1854, and died on her 38th wedding anniversary. One week after
marriage she sailed for America with her husband and other friends, and
several years lived in Gorham, Ontario county. There she united with
Bethel Baptist church, and a few years later, when they removed to
united with the church here, of which she was ever a consistent member.
children were born to her, six of whom, young men and women, survive
namely: Miss Harriet E. Hawkes, a missionary to Bassein, Burmah, Tillie
Augustus W., William A., Jas. A. and Albert J., all of Manchester. As a
wife and mother she exhibited all of the beautiful graces of a
character and amidst severe suffering borne for many years, displayed a
trust in God's abounding grace and love. But few outside her home knew
true worth, but to her children the memory of her life will ever be
Her funeral occurred at her late home at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon,
M. V. Willson, of Penfield, a former pastor, officiating, in the
of her present pastor. Her four sons acted as pall bearers and laid her
rest in the old cemetery, near the church which she loved so dearly.
From Ontario County Journal 18 June 1897
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Hawks, wife of the late B. F. Hawks, formerly
place, died in New York, at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Martin Brush, on Monday. The remains were brought to Phelps, arriving
here yesterday morning, and the funeral services were held in the M. E.
church, of which she had long been a member, in the afternoon. The
interment was made in the Phelps cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 15 September 1882
Mrs. Helen Hawks, the aged widow of George
Hawks, died very suddenly of apoplexy, Saturday last, while on
a visit at the house of Mr. William Berryman, north of Geneva. She
was seventy-eight years old and like her husband who died but a
year or two since, was well-known and highly esteemed in this
Her funeral was attended by a large number of attached friends on
Tuesday last at the Methodist church, of which she was one of the
oldest and most devoted members.
From Ontario County Journal 3 December 1909
Stanley, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Hawley, an aged
resident of this village occurred at the home of her son, Andrew
Hawley, on Sunday at the age of 92 years. Funeral services were held on
Tuesday, Rev. Edward Jarvis officiating. One son and one daughter and
several grandchildren survive.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 June 1902
Mrs. Anna Eliza Hawley died at the family residence in South Main
street at 4:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon, aged 90 years. Mrs. Hawley
is said to have been the oldest resident of Geneva. She was 90
years old last January. The deceased came to Geneva from Oswego
about 55 years ago. She was an active worker in Trinity church
and a woman who was always ready to help the poor of the parish.
she is survived by one daughter, Miss M. A. Hawley of this city,
and by two grandsons, residing at Minneapolis. The funeral will
take place Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 April 1930
The death of Chester Cole Hawley, aged 38, occurred last
night at his home in the Pulteney Apartments after a short illness of
pneumonia. He is survived by his wife, Katherine Sholes Hawley; one
daughter, Aileen Devereaux Hawley; one son, Chester C., Jr.; and one
brother, Alan W., all of Geneva. Mr. Hawley was born in Corning and
later attended Hobart College in this city, graduating in the class of
1912. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Following his
marriage, he moved to Geneva in 1915. He was president of the Hawley
Motor Co., a former commodore of the Seneca Yacht Club, and at the time
of his death, occupied the office of vice-commodore. Funeral services
will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in Hobart Chapel.
Interment will be private at Corning.
From Ontario County Journal 18 January 1895
The death of Mrs. Eva Smith Hawley, wife of Dr. Hawley, of
this village, occurred last Saturday morning, after an illness of
several weeks duration, from gastric fever and nervous prostration. The
deceased was 41 years of age, and had been for many years an active
member of the Baptist church and Sunday school, in which latter
organization she was a teacher. Her husband and two children, a boy and
a girl, survive. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon from
the family residence on Center street, Rev. H. C. Townley officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 17 February 1893
The death of Dr. F. C. Hawley occurred at his residence on
Center street, Tuesday, February 14. Dr. Hawley was one of a family of
twelve children. There were seven brothers, three of whom are
physicians, as are three of their sons. He had practiced 43 years, 23
years of which were spent in Canandaigua. He was 70 years old at the
time of his death. Two children, Mrs. Matthew H. Jaslyn of Rochester,
and Dr. Ira F. Hawley, of Canandaigua, survive.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 July 1907
Phelps, N. Y. - George Hawley, who resides at Unionville, a
mile east of Phelps, died yesterday morning. His death resulted from an
abscess on the lung. Mr. Hawley was born in the town of Phelps and
lived here. He was 48 years of age. His survivors are his widow and one
daughter, Mrs. Phillip Tarro, both of whom live at Unionville; also a
Frank Hawley, of Phelps. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev.
C. E. Gregory Wednesday afternoon.
From Ontario County Journal 21 November 1890
About five o'clock last Saturday evening Mrs. Harriet Hawley,
wife of Dr. F. C. Hawley, died very suddenly of heart disease. She was
purchasing some goods in Lines' shoe store on lower Main Street when
was stricken and lived only a few minutes. Dr. Hawley, being notified,
hastened to the store but was too late to do anything more than take
inanimate form of his beloved companion tenderly in his arms and convey
her home. Mrs. Hawley was in her sixty-ninth year and was a lady of
charming traits of character. At the time of her sudden death she was
in charitable work. The funeral services were held from the Baptist
Tuesday afternoon and were largely attended. Dr. Hawley has the
of the entire community in his affliction.
From Ontario County Journal 5 May 1882
Mr. John W. Hawley, a well-known and respected citizen of this
place, died at his residence on Center street
last Friday of heart disease. His health had been failing for several
months. Drs. Jas. W. and Fred. Hawley were his brothers.
From Ontario County Journal 15 May 1896
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Julia M. Hawley died at her home in
Unionville, Wednesday morning about 2 o'clock, aged 75 years. She had
been in feeble health for some time. Her death was due to apoplexy. She
celebrated her 75th birthday on Easter Sunday by having a family
gathering. The deceased was the wife of the late Wm. Hawley, a veteran
of the civil war, and is survived by two sons and one daughter. Mrs.
Hawley was a member of the Presbyterian church. The funeral services
will be held from the residence at three o'clock this afternoon and
interment will be in the Phelps cemetery.
From Ontario Repository 8 April 1840
Died, with consumption in Canandaigua, Mrs. Nancy Hawley,
and daughter of Joel Steel, of East Bloomfield, aged 38. She had
been a consistent member of the congregational church a number of
Her piety was sound, deep and practical. She was averse to all
in religion. Adorned with the meek and quiet spirit of the gospel,
by the Apostle, she diligently attended to the duties of wife and
Her dependence for pardon and acceptance with God, was on the merits
intercession of her Savior alone. This faith supported her through a
and painful sickness, enabled her to give up all that she was attached
to in this life, and peacefully to breath her soul in the hands of her
Redeemer. She left an affectionate husband and four children to deplore
From Geneva Daily Times 23 February 1907
Rushville, N. Y. - Thomas Hawley, a prominent farmer two miles
south of Rushville, died Thursday night. He was born in this vicinity,
living here for seventy years. During his illness the past week he had
the best of care, a trained nurse being in attendance all the time. Mr.
Hawley leaves a wife nearly three years his senior, one son, Elton, and
a widowed sister, Mrs. Sarah Gage. Mrs. Hawley at this writing is not
expected to live.
From Ontario County Journal 3 November 1876
SAD AND FATAL ACCIDENT - Mr. Henry C. Haws, a well-known farmer of
West Bloomfield, was the victim of a fatal accident yesterday morning.
At about 11 o'clock yesterday he was engaged cleaning out one of
barrels of a double-barrel shot gun. He was wiping out the
empty barrel, and in the operation it is supposed he moved the gun upon
the floor, the hammer of the lock to the loaded barrel
catching upon some obstruction and causing its discharge, the charge
of powder and shot taking effect in his body, from the effect of which
he died at 2 o'clock the same day. It was indeed a terrible
and plunges his family and a large circle of friends in the deepest
grief. He leaves a wife and two or three children. He was a man
prime of life, about 35 years of age, and was a son of the late
Haws, who died only a few months since. We shall probably have
further particulars of the sad event next week.
From Victor Herald 18 April 1902
Mrs. Phebe Haws died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence
Green, on Boughton Hill, Saturday afternoon, April 12th, in the
eighty-seventh year. She was well-known among the older residents of
West Bloomfield and Victor, her home in the former place being the
center of many gatherings of the young people of both places. It was in
1824 that she moved with her father, Jeremiah Stratton, to the town of
Richmond. In 1837, she was united in marriage to Cadwalader Haws,
formerly a well-known citizen of West Bloomfield. She was a good woman
and is sincerely mourned by those who knew her. The funeral services
were held on Monday afternoon at the home of her daughter, the burial
being at West Bloomfield. Two children survive her, Mrs. Edwin Andrews
of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Mrs. Clarence A. Green, of Victor.
From Ontario County Times 4 August 1875
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Hawver, who has for a number of
years lived on a small farm about a mile west from this village, died
last Friday, July 30th, at 3 o'clock p.m., at the age of 72 years. The
funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church yesterday, at the
usual hour for morning service. Rev. J. M. Harlow preached the funeral
From Geneva Daily Times 6 May 1908
Mrs. Edna Hayes, wife of Stanley W. Hayes, the president of the
Hayes Track Appliance Company, died yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock at
the family home, No. 420 Castle street. On Saturday morning last Mrs.
Hayes became the mother of boy baby, which survives her. The deceased
was born in Brooklyn on November 14th, 1882, and came to Geneva fifteen
years ago with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Burbank. She was
educated in the Geneva High School, where she took a deep interest in
all of the school activities. Leaving school she took a business
course, and for several years she was a stenographer in the office of
Mr. Hayes. In the summer of 1906 Miss Burbank received an invitation
from Luther Burbank, of Santa Rose, Cal., the prominent plant breeder,
who was a distant relative of the deceased, to come to California and
become his private secretary. She accepted this position and remained
in Santa Rosa until February 3, 1907. On this date she was married to
Mr. Hayes and after a trip on the Pacific coast, they returned to
Geneva where they have since resided. Besides her husband and infant
son, the deceased is survived by her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. E.
H. Burbank, and one brother, Gardner Burbank, all of this city. The
funeral will take place at 10 o'clock Friday morning from the house and
the burial in Glenwood Cemetery will be private. It is requested by the
family that flowers be omitted.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 20 February 1907
South Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Hannah Hayes was
St. Bridget's church, East Bloomfield, last Friday. She was 76
years of age and had died of pneumonia. Though born in Ireland, this
had been her home about 50 years. She leaves one son, Timothy, and one
daughter, Mrs. James Cooper, of Canandaigua. Timothy is in a Rochester
hospital at present recovering from an operation upon his leg which was
injured about a year ago. It is reported that his condition is
critical. His wife recently lost by death a father, mother and sister,
and the sympathy of the entire community goes out to them.
From Ontario County Journal 18 July 1890
Dr. J. B. Hayes, one of Canandaigua's best known and most
respected citizens died at his residence on Gibson street yesterday
morning between five and six o'clock, of inflammatory rheumatism
complicated with pneumonia and heart trouble. Dr. Hayes was in his 57th
year. He was born in this
village and always resided here. He leaves three sons: Edward and
who have been studying art in Paris and George who is a dentist in
Washington. The latter was summoned by telegraph as soon as his
condition became critical but was unable to reach home before the end
He is expected to arrive today.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 March 1909
Mrs. Jane Hayes, widow of the late Joseph Hayes, died suddenly at
4:45 o'clock this morning, after a few days' illness of pneumonia, at
the home of her niece, Mrs. C. W. Parsons of No. 521 Castle street. The
deceased had been visiting her niece but three weeks. Her home was in
Preble, N. Y. She was 81 years old and is survived by one daughter,
Mrs. Josie Cutt of Preble; two sisters, Mrs. Mary E. Steves of
Pittsfield, Mass., and Mrs. Harriet Shaver of Freeville, N. Y.; and one
brother, Oliver Goodsell of Indiana. A short prayer will be said by
Rev. W. W. Weller Monday afternoon at about 4 o'clock at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Parsons, and Tuesday morning the remains will be taken on
the 8:34 New York Central train to Preble, where the funeral service
and the burial will take place.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 19 September 1906
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - On Sunday, September 9, at Academy,
occurred the death of Jane Harper, wife of Fred Hayes, aged
She leaves a husband, three sons and two daughters, John,
William and George; the daughters are Mrs. Sarah Costello and Mrs. Kate
Ingraham. She leaves one sister, Mrs. Martha McClurg of Richmond. Many
years of Mrs. Hayes's life were passed here where she had many friends.
From Victor Herald 6 June 1902
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mary Hayes died on Saturday last, at her
home, at the age of forty-three years and eleven months. She was the
daughter of the late Cornelius Hayes and is survived by her mother and
a brother, Timothy Hayes. Funeral services were held Monday forenoon at
St. Bridget's church, Rev. P. A. Neville officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 14 March 1879
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Mumford Hayes
departed this life Saturday evening, March 8th, aged 77
years. Funeral services were held at the late residence of the
deceased Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. S. A. Morse officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 March 1910
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Yesterday morning at the Canandaigua Hospital
of Physicians and Surgeons occurred the death of Ralph Hayes, for
a resident of this place. He had been confined to his bed
for over three years with paralysis, but he had been at the hospital
only a few weeks. He was 49 years of age, born in the town of East
Bloomfield, and had resided in this county his entire life. He was a
printer by trade and had been foreman of local printing establishments.
He leaves his wife and two sons, Carlton of Geneva and Gordon of
From Ontario County Journal 7 February 1890
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Dr. Richmond S. Hayes died very
suddenly last Friday afternoon, aged 67 years. He had been a resident
of this town since 1865, and was highly respected and honored by all
who knew him. During the late war, he was assistant surgeon of the
129th N. Y. Regiment, and 8th Artillery at Fort McHenry. Funeral
services were held in the Congregational church Monday at 10:30 a.m.
His remains were followed to their resting place by a large number of
relatives and friends. The Sunday school class, of which he was
teacher, was present in a body and preceded the remains bearing
a pillow of natural flowers inscribed Our Teacher. The services were
conducted by Rev. C. C. Johnson, pastor of the Congregational church,
of which the
deceased was a member, assisted by Rev. P. M. Harman of the M. E.
From Ontario County Journal 11 November 1898
The death of Mrs. Sarah Antis Hayes occurred at her home
on Gibson street early Saturday morning, after a short illness. Mrs.
Hayes was one of the oldest residents of Canandaigua, having been born
here on Feb. 21, 1815, and having always resided here. By the death of
Mrs. Hayes, another link in the chain which connects the present with
the early history of the village has been broken. Mrs. Hayes' ancestors
were among the earliest settlers in this region. In 1832 she became the
wife of Joseph Byron Hayes who died in 1841. Mrs. Hayes was the mother
of four children, none of whom survive. Three grandsons, Edward G.
Hayes, of this village, and George B. Hayes and Chester G. Hayes of
Paris, sons of Dr. J. B. Hayes, are left. The funeral was held from her
late residence on Monday afternoon, the services being conducted by
Rev. C. H. Dickinson.
From Ontario County Journal 9 January 1885
Will J. Hayes, for a number of years past employed as a clerk in
the Northern Central freight office, died at his residence on Gorham
street Sunday morning. Mr. Hayes came to Canandaigua from Williamsport,
Pa., in 1865, and has since been a faithful and trusted employee
of the Northern Central company. He left a young wife. Tuesday morning,
after a short service here, the remains were conveyed to Elmira. Mr.
Hayes was 29 years old.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 October 1907
William E. Hayes, the oldest native born Genevan, died this
morning 8:30 o'clock at his home, No. 292 Castle street. The deceased
was born January 31, 1831, and has lived here throughout his life. Last
February he was taken with a severe cold, and while he recovered from
the acute disease, it left him weak and he has been in declining health
since that time. About three months ago he was obliged to give up his
lifelong trade of tin-smithing and has since been living a retired
life. Besides being the oldest native born citizen, Mr. Hayes was the
oldest Mason of the city and also one of the oldest Masons in the
He joined Ark Lodge, No. 33, F. & A. M., in 1845 and for more than
a half century had been in good standing with the order. In 1847 he
became a Knight Templar by joining Geneva Commandery, No. 29,
Knights Templar. He was also a member of the Eastern Star, with his
dating back to 1891. While he was thus identified with various Masonic
organizations he always shrank from honors and throughout his long
membership, he never held an important Masonic office. For many years
Mr. Hayes conducted a general repair shop on Castle street and had the
reputation of being a faithful
workman. From early life he was a member of the First Universalist
and had repeatedly served the church as a trustee. The funeral will
place Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Universalist church.
will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 20 Nov 1896
Phelps, N. Y. - John B. Haynes, an old and respected resident of
this town, died at his home about two and one-half miles west of the
village, last week Friday, of lumbar neuretis, aged 76 years. A wife
survives. The funeral services were held on Sunday at 1 o'clock and
interment made in the family plot in the Phelps cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 13 December 1895
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Nancy Haynes died on Tuesday evening of
fever, which had been running two months. Her age was 43. She was the
daughter of the late Jerry Van Riper of Italy, and married A. J. Haynes
20 years ago. He, with two sons and a daughter, survive her. Their home
was in Italy until three years ago, when they moved to this town. It is
a sad death for the family.
From Ontario County Times 21 February 1877
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The "fell destroyer" has again been in
our midst, and taken from us another of our old inhabitants. Mr.
Asa Hayward died on the morning of Thursday last at the age
of 71 years. Mr. Hayward was born in this town on the farm now owned by
Mr. F. Bailey, his father having settled there at an early day. He
lived all his life in Bloomfield, with the exception of three or four
years that he spent in Brooklyn. He was for many years the proprietor
of the East Bloomfield hotel, and in that capacity he became widely
known. "Asa," as everybody called him, was an honest, upright and
industrious citizen; generous to a fault, would divide his last crust
with a friend; genial, and had a kind word for every one he met. He has
been a great sufferer for the last ten or fifteen years; yet he was
always pleasant and ready for a joke. He lived respected, and died
regretted by all.
From Ontario County Journal 30 October 1896
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - George W. Hayward, one of East
Bloomfield's most highly esteemed and respected citizens, died at his
home on Tuesday evening at the age of 63 years. The funeral services
were held from his late home on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The
Rev. B. F. Hitchcock, pastor of M. E. church, officiated.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 March 1905
Mrs. Louise S. Hayward died at her late residence, No. 129
Pulteney street, at 6:30 o'clock Sunday morning, aged 80 years. She had
been in failing health for over a year but her last sickness was only
of a week's duration. Mrs. Hayward was the widow of William
P. Hayward, an old shoe dealer and for thirty years foreman of one of
Geneva's best fire companies. Deceased was born in northern France and
came to this city sixty years ago, at the time of her marriage. She is
survived by two sisters, Mrs. Alfred Catchpole of Geneva, and Mrs.
White of Peoria, Ill., by one son, Neville T. Hayward of this city; and
by four daughters, Miss Mary Hayward, a teacher in the High school;
James E. Brown of Castle Heights, this city; Miss Carrie Hayward of 129
Pulteney street and Mrs. Fred Taylor of Rochester. The funeral will be
held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the house, Rev. Dr. J. B.
officiating. Interment will be in Washington street cemetery.
From Geneva Advertiser 27 August 1901
William P. Hayward died at his home in Pulteney street last Sunday
morning, at what hour is not definitely known, as he was found dead in
his bed by one of his daughters at 6 o'clock. Years ago he was
one of our most prominent business men, a member of the shoe firm of
Mitchell & Hayward, the present stand of J. Thomas. He was
most prominent as a fireman, being the third and last foreman of
Franklin No. 4, and he took great pride in having the largest company
and spared no money to man the best engine in the State. For one
or more terms he was a trustee of the village, and afterwards overseer
of the poor of the town, and his method of keeping his accounts was
warmly approved by the county superintendents. His age was
78 years, and he is survived by his wife and five children, four
daughters, Miss Mary E. and Caroline W. Hayward, Mrs. James E. Brown,
Taylor of Rochester, and Neville T. Hayward. He had been a
resident of Geneva for 69 years. He was afflicted in his last years
with locomotor attixia, and his death was of paralysis of the heart.
He walked down street Saturday and was shaved by his barber.
From Ontario County Journal 21 August 1891
Late yesterday afternoon came the sad news of the death of Mrs.
Jane E. Hazard, who breathed her last at half-past three o'clock
at the residence of her father, Mr. Thomas M. Howell, on Gibson street.
Hazard had spent a lifetime of some 52 years in the village of
where she was widely and favorably known. Beside her father, she leaves
daughters, Misses Louise and Sarah Hazard, of Buffalo, who were
her at the time of her demise. The immediate cause of her death was
failure, superinduced by intestinal obstruction.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 February 1909
Thomas Hazel of Seneca, aged 43 years, died yesterday afternoon at
the Memorial Hospital in Canandaigua. He is survived by his widow. Burial
From Geneva Daily Times 31 December 1907
Gorham, N. Y. - The death of Charles Hazelton, who
resided on the William Dickerson farm, occurred Friday evening. The
deceased had been suffering during two or three years with Bright's
disease. Funeral took
place yesterday from his late home at 11 o'clock and burial was at
He is survived by a wife and one son.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 November 1897
Ebenezer Hazzard, a well-known colored man of Geneva, died at
his home, 33 Madison street, at 5:30 o'clock this morning at the age of
73 years. He was born in Cayuga county, and has been a resident of
Geneva twenty years. He leaves a wife and twelve children. The funeral
will be held from his late residence Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Mr.
assistant rector of Trinity church to officiate. Interment will be in
Washington street cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 December 1903
Mrs. Nellie May, wife of Albert Hazzard, died at 7:50
this morning at her late home, 33 Madison street, aged twenty-one
years. The deceased and her husband were married
June 24. July 13 she was taken to the city hospital with typhoid
fever. Consumption set in and resulted in her death. Besides her
husband, the deceased is survived by her father, three brothers
and three sisters, all of Suffolk, Virginia. The funeral will take
place at 2:30 o'clock Sunday from Trinity church. Rev. Charles M. Sills
will officiate. Burial will follow in Washington street cemetery.
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