"Hen" to "Hez" Obituaries



From Victor Herald 24 August 1906

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
Last Wednesday afternoon occurred the funeral of Charles M. Hendee of this village who died on the preceding Monday. Mr. Hendee was born at Palmyra, September 1st, 1826, and spent the early years of his life in New York, Chicago and in other places. In 1866 he removed to West Bloomfield from Bushnell, Ill., and had since resided here. In 1855 he married Jane E. Hamilton of Nunda, N. Y., who died in December, 1869. Four children were born of this marriage, one dying in infancy and three daughters surviving: Miss Mary Lillian Hendee, of Albany;  Mrs. G. W. Hall of North Tonawanda, and Miss Mildred Hendee of Chicago. On December 16th. 1874, he married Miss Hannah Doty of Sweden, N. Y. who, with one sister, Mrs. Marianna Peck, survives him. The deceased conducted a general store in this village and during his life held many public offices of trust, having been justice of the peace for nearly thirty years and at one time associate judge of the county court at Canandaigua. The funeral was held from the Congregational church, Rev. N. W. Bates officiating. Mr. Bates paid a beautiful tribute to the deceased, speaking of him as a public-spirited, upright citizen, always working for the betterment of his village and town.



From Ontario County Journal 8 February 1889

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - A correspondent pays this tribute to the memory of the late Mrs. Lydia Herrick Hendee of West Bloomfield: Died in West Bloomfield, February 2d, 1889, Mrs. Lydia Herrick Hendee, aged 86 years. Mrs. Hendee was a daughter of Zadock Herrick, who removed to Bloomfield from Vermont, about the year of 1816, and was the last surviving member of his numerous family. For some years in the earlier part of her life, she was occupied in teaching school. In the year of 1835, she married Stephen Hendee, who came from New Hampshire to Bloomfield in 1811, and was one of the earliest merchants of the town, and continued in the trade until 1841. He died in 1869. By the marriage there were four children, all of whom died in infancy or in youth. In the vigorous period of her more mature life, Mrs. Hendee was peculiarly active in sympathetic care of the sick, and in relieving and comforting the sorrowing. In 1821 she united with the Congregational church in West Bloomfield, under the successful ministry of the Rev. Dr. Ebenezer Fitch, the first president of Williams College, who came into this pastorate in 1816. For some years last passed, she suffered the privation of partial loss of sight, which she endured with cheerful resignation. She was firm and decided in her Christian faith and opinions of Christian duty and conduct, and freely and conscientiously contributed to church support and causes of Christian benevolence.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 5 May 1869

Mr. Stephen Hendee, died at West Bloomfield on April 26th, at the ripe age of eighty three years and three months.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 4 December 1907

Mrs. Charles Henderson,
formerly Catherine Hill, died at her home in Chapel street Thanksgiving Day after an illness of only two days, aged 39 years. Death was due to heart trouble. She was beloved by all who knew her, being a kind neighbor and loving mother. She will be greatly missed by all her friends. She is survived by her father, Michael Hill, and six children, Anna, Alice, Emily, James, Charles and Louis. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. H. L. Gaylord, pastor
of the Episcopal church officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 9 July 1904

Canandaigua, N. Y. -
The death of Charles C. Henderson, aged thirty-two years, of Chapel street, occurred Thursday under peculiar circumstances. Shortly before he died he told his wife that he had taken a dose of paris green, but as he suffered frequently from fits, his condition did not attract the attention it otherwise would. When a physician was summoned, Henderson was too far gone to be revived. Coroner Warner found that the man had taken about one-quarter of a pound of the poison. Henderson had been in poor health for some time and unable to work steadily for the support of his family of six children. His condition preyed upon his mind, and while using paris green upon potatoes, he concluded to end his life. He had a $2000 policy in the Ancient Order of United Workmen.



From Geneva Daily Times 25 January 1915

Mrs. Clara Belle Henderson, wife of Frank Henderson, of Seneca, died suddenly of heart disease at her home yesterday morning about 9:15 o'clock. Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Charles Faulstick, of Gage, N. Y., and Miss Hazel M. Henderson of Seneca; one son, Floyd Henderson of Seneca; her mother, Mrs. Thomas R. Robson of Seneca; two brothers, Frank R. and George H. Robson, also of Seneca; and one sister, Mrs. T. W. Wheadon of Geneva. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from her late home in Seneca, Rev. A. B. Temple, of Number Nine Church, officiating. Burial will be made in Number Nine Cemetery.



From Ontario County Times 9 February 1876

Ellen Henderson,
a colored woman, living in Geneva, who has been missed since last week Tuesday, was found dead by the railroad track, near that village, a few days ago.



From Geneva Daily Times 25 November 1910

Mrs. Stella Davis Henderson,
aged 47 years, died Wednesday night at 9:15 o'clock at the family res, No. 212 William street. she is survived by her husband, George W. Henderson; seven children, Leon of Rochester, Hiram L. of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Perry, Willis, Eleanor, Ethel and Richard; and two sisters, Misses Nancy and Meta Davis of this city. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 10:30 o'clock from the house. Rev. W. W. Weller will officiate and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Advertiser 8 October 1901

Peter D. Henion
died at his home on Castle street last Sunday, aged 88 years exactly, that being his birthday.  He moved into Geneva last April with his son, John Henion, the latter having bought the house 227 Castle street, of Theodore F. King. He is survived by two sons and two daughters.  The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock, and the interment will be beside his wife in Seneca county.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 November 1901

The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Hennessey will take place from St. Peter's church at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.  Rev. John B. Hubbs will officiate.  Interment will be in Washington street cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 7 November 1890

Obituary -
Tuesday morning at 12:30 Patrick Hennessey, an old and esteemed resident of Geneva, died of heart trouble at his home on North street.  Mr. Hennessey had been ailing for some time.  Monday, encouraging reports came from the sick chamber, and it was thought Mr. Hennessey was on the road to recovery, but a sudden change for the worse came with the nightfall.  A widow and large family of grown up children mourn the loss of a faithful husband and father.  Mr. Hennessey was born in Canada, but had lived in Geneva nearly all his lifetime.  In religion a consistent Catholic, in politics an enthusiastic Democrat, Mr. Hennessey enjoyed the esteem and confidence of the entire community.  The funeral took place at 9 o'clock this morning, services being held at St. Francis de Sales church, whence the remains were followed to the cemetery by a large concourse of relatives and friends.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 August 1923 Albert M. Hennessy, 63 years old, died Sunday morning at his home, No. 180 Genesee Street, after an illness of about two months.  Mr. Hennessy was well known among the commercial travelers having for a number of years been employed as the representative of the Amsterdam Brewing Company and later with the Bartels Brewing Company of Syracuse.  Before entering commercial traveling he was for a number of years foreman of the Herendeen Manufacturing Company's foundry, being a molder by trade.  Previous to 1896 he was for a number of years in the grocery business.

Mr. Hennessy was for many years prominent in the political activities of the village and city having served as trustee from the Third Ward under the village government and under the city administration was for several terms a member of the Board of Charities.  He was a member of the Geneva Lodge of Elks, the Geneva Rod and Gun Club and the Holy Name Society of St. Francis DeSales Church.  He was a charter member of the Nester Hose Company. Mr. Hennessy was born in Geneva April 25, 1860.   He was the son of Patrick Hennessy and Elizabeth Ask Hennessy of North street.  The father of Mr. Hennessy was also a member of the Board of Trustees of Geneva. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Agrippa A. Thomas Hennessy; one daughter, Miss Agnes Hennessy; five sisters, Mrs. Albert Turner, Mrs. George Ferris, Mrs. Michael A. Broderick, Mrs. John E. Brennan and Miss Phoebe Hennessy; three brothers, William Hennessy, Thomas Hennessy, and George Hennessy, all of this city. The members of the Holy Name Society will meet at the church this evening at 7:30 o'clock to go to the home of Mr. Hennessy. Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning from the home and at 9:30 o'clock from St. Francis DeSales Church.  Interment will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 31 January 1896

Honeoye, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Celia Henry of this town occurred at Willard Hospital on Wednesday, January 22, aged 86 years. Her remains reached this place on Friday and were buried in the Pitts cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 10 June 1892

Honeoye, N. Y. - Mrs. Clarissa Henry
died after several months illness, of paralysis, on Saturday morning, June 4, aged 73 years. Funeral services were held from her late residence on Sunday at 3 p.m., Mr. Day officiating.



From Geneva Daily Times 17 November 1903

The body of the late Mrs. Elizabeth S. Henry, an old resident of this city, who died Saturday evening at the home of her grand-daughter, Mrs. H. C. Holmes, of Erie, Pa., at the age of seventy-four years, was brought to this city last night. The funeral took place at 10:30 o'clock this morning from Kennedy & Kennedy's undertaking rooms, Rev. Dr. Charles M. Sills of Trinity church officiating. Burial followed in Glenwood cemetery. The deceased was born in this city and resided here until four years ago when she went to live with her grand-daughter in Erie. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Anna Nares of this city, and Mrs. C. T. Angus of Dresden. J. Ralph Angus, who formerly was connected with R. G. Chase Nursery company is a grandson of the deceased.



From Ontario County Journal 18 February 1898

The death of Mrs. Elizabeth E. Wilson Henry, wife of J. Andrew Henry, occurred on Friday night, Feb. 11, at the home of her husband's sister, Mrs. S. A. McPherson, Wood street. Mrs. Henry was born in the town of Gorham on July 25, 1840, and had resided in that town until a few months ago, when the burning of the family residence compelled the removal to Canandaigua. On March 12, 1862, she was married to Mr. Henry, who survives her, together with two daughter, one son, one adopted son, and one sister, Mrs. Orin Gage of Rushville. Mrs. Henry had been a member of the Reed's Corners Baptist church since she was 28 years old. She was a noted pastry cook, and for several years had secured many premiums from the state agricultural society and from county and local fairs. The funeral was held on Sunday with interment at Reed's Corners.



From Ontario County Chronicle 12 October 1904

Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock at her home in Gibson street occurred the death of Evalena Ottley, wife of Frank H. Henry. She was aged 30 years and 9 months. Her death was a great shock to her many friends and the family have the sympathy of the entire community. Deceased has been a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal church of this village, and was esteemed by all who knew her. She leaves besides her husband, two sons, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Ottley of Seneca Castle, and several brothers and sisters.



From Geneva Daily Times 23 January 1907

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Yesterday morning occurred the death of George G. Henry, a respected Canandaigua citizen, at his home in Chapin street. Mr. Henry was about 67 years of age, and has resided in Canandaigua for about two years. Previous to that time, his home was at Reed Corners, where he was born. He was the son of Albert Henry of Reed Corners. His illness had been of less than a weeks duration. Pneumonia with complications was the cause of death. He leaves three sons, Albert H., Edward W., and Lyman R. Henry, and a daughter, Miss Bessie Henry, also a sister, Mrs. Salina Henry, all of Canandaigua.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 November 1904

Shortsville, N. Y. -
Yesterday morning George R. Henry, a prosperous farmer who lives south east of this village in the town of Hopewell, died at his home in that town, of heart disease, at the age of sixty-one years. He is survived by his wife, and one son, John, of Hopewell, who is a student in the Shortsville High school. The funeral will be held from the family residence at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Augustus W. Green of Syracuse, formerly pastor of the Chapinville M. E. church, of which Mr. Henry was a member. Burial will be in Sand Hill cemetery, Hopewell.



From Ontario County Journal 9 November 1883

Naples, N. Y. -
On Sunday morning the villagers were startled by the news that "Gib" Henry had been found dead on his bed. It appeared that he had been very drunk the night before, and had been carried to his room at his boarding place and put upon the bed, and the inference is that lying on his back  He was choked to death in vomiting. No inquest was held. His remains were taken on Monday to the home of his mother, and his early home, in Honeoye, for burial. Henry was about 41 years old, and a harness maker by trade. As a result of intemperate habits, he became  embarrassed in his business, and last spring made an assignment to C. L. Lewis, for whom he has been at work since. He has had but few sober moments for years, and had the appearance of a man whose mind was gone. He was naturally bright and meant to be honest in his deal, but liquor had taken away his manhood and made him a wreck. It is one of the many sad deaths that are daily occurring in our drink-cursed country. There are some others here who will soon reach the same and unless they make a speedy turnabout.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 8 March 1905

At the home of his daughter, Mrs. William R. Marks, occurred the death early Saturday morning of J. Andrew Henry, aged 68 years. Mr. Henry was a resident and leading citizen of Gorham. He was a prosperous and respected farmer, a member of the Gorham Agricultural Society, and in his town served as Superintendent of the poor, and in other capacities. Mr. Henry is survived by one brother, George D. Henry of Gorham; one sister, Mrs. Salina Henry of this village, and two daughters, Mrs. W. R. Marks and Mrs. Edward Kipp of Gorham. Rev. Lewis T. Reed officiated at the funeral services Sunday afternoon. Burial was at Reeds Corners.



From Ontario County Journal 5 June 1891

Shortsville, N. Y. - Mr. Nelson Henry,
who has been sick for a long time, died at his home in this place last Wednesday evening. Mr. Henry has long been in the shoe business here and had won many warm friends, by whom he will be missed, as well as by his widow and son who survive him. His age was 73 years. The funeral was held at the house on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, O. M. Hilton of Clifton Springs officiating. The remains were interred at Hopewell.



From Geneva Gazette 29 October 1886

On Saturday morning last occurred the death of Mr. Paul M. Henry after a very brief illness. Mr. Henry had resided in this village many years, and was most highly respected and esteemed for his many sterling qualities of mind and heart.  Since his residence in this village, Mr. Henry has been an active and consistent member of the First Presbyterian Church, and up to the date of his death held the office of Elder in that church.  It was only a few days before that his estimable and beloved wife passed away, and no doubt that fact hastened Mr. Henry's death. The funeral services were held on Tuesday morning and were largely attended, the Rev. Dr. Hogarth officiating.  The remains were interred in Glenwood cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 7 July 1893

The death of Mrs. Sophia Henry, wife of William Henry, occurred at the family home in Naples, last Friday, June 30. Mrs. Henry was born in South Bristol, near Naples, April 17, 1829, and was therefore over sixty-four years of age at her death. From the time of her marriage, her life was passed in Naples, except for a short residence in Gorham. There survive her, besides her husband, three son, C. D. Henry and Roscoe W. Henry of Canandaigua, and Orville E. Henry of Naples; and a daughter, Mrs. L. H. Hawley of Canandaigua. The funeral was held on Monday, the interment being in the Rose Ridge Cemetery, Naples.



From Geneva Daily Times 15 April 1908

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Thomas Henry,
an aged residence of Victor, was struck by an east bound R. & E. car at the E. Main street crossing in that village Monday evening at 7:22, and instantly killed. His body was hurled far from the road bed of the track and he was dead when picked up. The body was placed on the car and taken to R. & E. station at Victor and Undertaker Case of Victor, and Coroner F. P. Warner of Canandaigua were notified. Henry, who was 82 years old, worked as cobbler at the Henehan Shoe store. He lived at the Henehan home a short distance outside of the village and was on his way home from work at the time of the accident. The car, which was due in Canandaigua at 7:48 was in charge of Motorman Mitchell of Canandaigua and Conductor Case of Geneva. It is supposed that Mitchell did not see Henry until he walked in front of the car. Henry was very deaf and was probably unaware of the approach of the car. He was struck squarely in the head and his skull fractured.



From Ontario County Journal 7 February 1879

Reed's Corners, N. Y. -
The citizens of this vicinity and relatives of Mr. Walter Henry were called together at the Congregational church on Saturday last to pay the usual tribute of respect which the living bestow upon the dead. Mr. Henry, after an illness of one week, died on Thursday, January 30th, 1879. Friends met at his late residence about one o'clock on Saturday, and moved thence to the church. Rev. E. S. Corbin, of Clifton Springs, delivered a highly interesting sermon, and the remains of our late neighbor and friend were consigned to their final resting place. We had intended to give a biographical sketch of the deceased from data furnished from other sources, but as we have not received such facts as we had desired, we can only give such as come within the scope of personal knowledge. Mr. Henry came to this place from Oneida county, when but a small lad, and has lived in this town ever since, with the exception of one or two years. He has ever been a hard-working and industrious man, and accumulated quite a property. Upon the death of his first wife, he gave to each of his two sons a farm, and afterwards remarried and moved to Canandaigua upon what was familiarly known as "the island farm." He remained there one year and sold the farm, and afterwards moved to this place. His age was 66 years.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 10 May 1905

Friday morning at his home in West Hollow in the town of Naples, the death occurred of William Henry, aged 84 years. He has been a resident of the town of Naples since early manhood. He is survived by three sons, Cyrus D. Henry of Canandaigua; O. E. Henry of Naples; and Roscoe Henry of Bushnell's Basin; also by one daughter, Mrs. L. H. Hawley of this place.



From Ontario Repository and Messenger 11 November 1868

Died, in Gorham, Nov. 2d, George Henshey, aged about 85. He was one of the few remaining early settlers of this town, his brother, Joseph Henshey died a few months ago, aged 97 years. I know of but three old men of that class now remaining -- Isaac Phillips, aged 86, and Jacob Dixon, and Francis Harris, a few years younger. There are a few old women still living in this town, not far from the same age.



From Geneva Advertiser 29 April 1902

James Henson
died at his home, a short distance east of Geneva, April 24th, aged 66 years.  He was born in England, and came to this country when only eight years old.  He was twice married, and is survived by his second wife and two sons by his first wife, residing in Michigan and two by his second wife, living here.  The funeral took place last Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.  Burial Glenwood Cemetery.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 27 December 1905

William Henson
of Geneva, a brakeman on the Naples branch of the Lehigh Valley, was instantly killed just as his train was approaching Geneva Saturday afternoon. The train broke in two near the experiment station and Henson, who was standing on top of the train, was thrown beneath the cars, which were piled upon the tracks by the bumping together of the two sections. It was nearly midnight before the body was extricated from the wreckage.



From Ontario County Journal 10 August 1888

A. C. Herbert, a well-known resident of Bristol street in this village, died at his home on Monday morning after a lingering and painful illness. For fifteen years he had been a trusted employee of the extensive seed house of Hiram Sibley of Rochester. He leaves a widow, two daughters, Mrs. Jennie Schofield of Penn Yan and Mrs. Augusta Schofield of Bay City, Mich.. and on son, Perkins Herbert, who succeeded his father with Sibley & Co. He was 67 years of age.



From Geneva Daily Times 16 May 1904

The funeral of Mrs. Emma M. Herbert, who died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Moses Zimmerman, of the Stanley road, took place at 3 o'clock this afternoon from the house. Rev. Charles M. Sills, D. D., rector of Trinity church officiated. Burial was in Sand Hill cemetery.



From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 11 May 1905

John Herbert,
a section hand on the Northern Central, was struck and killed by a train near Lewis Station last Friday night. He was lighting the signal lamps at the time and the train struck him when rounding a curve. His home was at Hopewell, nearly three miles from the scene of the accident. Coroner Weyburn was called, ascertained the facts and had a midnight drive home.



From Ontario County Chronicle 1 October 1902

Mrs. Mary M. Herbert,
widow of the late A. C. Herbert, died Sunday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Winsor Scofield, in Upper Main street. Mrs. Herbert had been in feeble health for some time, the result of a general breaking down. Had she lived until Monday, she would have celebrated her 77th birthday, an event to which she and her two daughters had looked forward with much pleasure. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Winsor Scofield, of this village, and Mrs. R. A. Scofield, of Penn Yan, and one brother, Amos H. Gillett of Canandaigua. Mrs. Herbert had resided in Canandaigua for fifty-six years, was a member of the First Congregational church, and was a person beloved by all who knew her. Her funeral will be held from her late home at 3 o'clock this Wednesday afternoon.



From Victor Herald 14 September 1895

Farmington, N. Y. - The funeral services of Alfred G. Herendeen were held at East Palmyra last Sunday at 10 a.m., interment at Friend's cemetery in Farmington. Deceased was about 31 years old, a native of Farmington, and a member of the society of Friends. He will be missed by a large circle of friends. A widow and two children survive him.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 January 1908

Mrs. Caroline A. Herendeen,
wife of Carlton C. Herendeen, died yesterday morning at 11 o'clock at the family residence, No. 232 Washington street. She was 49 years old and was the daughter of Anson and Amanda Tuttle of Farmington, where she was born August 16, 1858. Death was due to a severe attack of la grippe and heart disease. Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Misses Harriet A., Nettie A., and Mary Edna, one son, Fred W. Herendeen, all of this city; one sister, Mrs. Charles W. Herendeen, and two brothers, Joseph W. Tuttle and Richard A. Tuttle of Farmington. Mrs. Herendeen's twin sister, Mrs. Annie Stevenson of Farmington, died just three months ago. The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the house. Rev. W. W. Weller, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will officiate. The remains will be taken on the 3 o'clock Lehigh Valley train to Farmington for burial.



From Shortsville Enterprise 10 February 1916

On Thursday night of last week about 9 o'clock occurred the death of Charles H. Herendeen at his home in East Main street, following an illness of several months. His age was 75 years. Charles Henry Herendeen was probably one of the best known men in this section of the State. He was born in the township of Farmington on June 30, 1840, a son of the late W. Wilkinson and Caroline Arnold Herendeen. He came of old Quaker stock. His great-grandfather and grandfather were Quakers and came to the township of Farmington, buying a large farm always known thereafter as the Herendeen farm. It was bought first from Phelps and Gorham and had always been in the family until this winter when it was sold. Mr. Herendeen was born on this farm and always lived there until April, 1915, when he removed to East Main street to reside, due to his declining health. Mr. Herendeen was twice married, his first wife being Miss Julia Newton, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Proctor Newton of Shortsville. Her death occurred in April, 1897. He took unto himself a second wife in the person of Miss Carrie Mersereau, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George B. Mersereau of Farmington, the ceremony taking place on June 10, 1903. The deceased was a member of the following organizations: Canandaigua Lodge, F. and A. M.; Excelsior Chapter, R. A. M., of Canandaigua; Zenobia Commandery, Palmyra; Damascus Temple, Mystic Shrine of Rochester; Palmyra Council, and Manchester Grange. During his active career he was a politician of much note, being a most staunch Democrat. During the year 1892, he was elected Supervisor of Farmington township and held that office for several terms. It is also interesting to note that his father, W. Wilkinson Herendeen, was appointed major-general of militia by Secretary of State William H. Seward. The survivors are his wife, one son, Donald Herendeen, and one daughter, Miss Doris Herendeen, all residents of Shortsville. The funeral services were held from his late home in East Main street on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Donald H. MacKenzie, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. The bearers were: Carlos P. Osgood of Manchester; Levi A. Redfield, of Farmington; W. C. Ellis, W. K. Bushnell, G. H. Drummond and Dr. D. A. Eiseline, all of Shortsville. The burial was made in South Farmington cemetery.



From Ontario County Times 13 July 1870

Mr. Edward Herendeen,
one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of Farmington, died at his residence in that town on the 6th inst., and was buried on Saturday. Mr. Herendeen's age must have been about seventy-five years. He had an extensive acquaintance and many warm friends, and in his younger days was a very active and useful man. For many years he held the office of Superintendent of the Poor, and the present County House in Hopewell, we think, was erected under his supervision. The illness which terminated his life was of brief duration, and hopes of his recovery were entertained as late as the morning of the day on which he died.



From Ontario County Journal 28 January 1910

Manchester, N. Y. -
The death of Gideon D. Herendeen occurred at his home in this village on Sunday after a short illness of paralysis of the brain. Mr. Herendeen was born in Farmington in 1839. He was the son of Edward Herendeen and one of a family of 11 children. He was married in 1868 to Miss Mary Ketchum of Farmington. With the exception of six years spent in Michigan, his home has been in Farmington and Manchester. His genial, unassuming manner won all for his friends. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Wade King of this village; and by two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Aldrich of Canandaigua, Miss Hulda Sheldon of Farmington; three brothers, Nathaniel C. Herendeen of this village, Welcome D. Herendeen of Beaverton, Mich., and Frank Herendeen of Rochester. His ancestors, who came from Massachusetts to Farmington in 1790, helped to form the first settlement of Friends in that town. Meetings were held in their home until 1796 when a meeting house was built. Gideon Herendeen always clung to the faith of his ancestors. His funeral was in the South Farmington Friends meeting house on Wednesday. Rev. Mr. Wood, pastor of the Universalist Church at Victor, officiated.



From Geneva Daily Times 21 March 1905

Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Hannah J. Herendeen,
widow of the late Henry Herendeen, died at her home in the town of Farmington, three miles west of this village, yesterday, after a lingering illness extending over several months. She was a daughter of the late Charles and Mary Mason Jeffrey, and was born in the house where she died fifty-nine years ago. One sister, Mrs. James Carson, of this village, survives her; also three nephews, Henry Carson of Shortsville; Edward Carson of Farmington; and Sidney Carson of Canandaigua. The funeral will be held from the South Farmington chapel tomorrow afternoon, at 2 o'clock, the Rev. George Evans, officiating. Burial will follow in the South Farmington cemetery. Mrs. Herendeen was a prominent resident of Farmington, and was well-known throughout this section.



From Geneva Courier 20 April 1870

Death in Farmington -
The Rochester Union announces the death of Mrs. Harriet Herendeen, wife of Edward Herendeen, of Farmington, and daughter of Nathaniel Cudworth, of Bristol.  She died at her home in Farmington on the 7th instant.  The Union says:  "She was for forty-nine years, and at the time of her death, a prominent member of the Society of Friends.  She was a most estimable lady -- a faithful wife and devoted mother.  To the poor she was always a friend, and the unfortunate will regret her  (a fold in paper obliterates a line or two)   . . . three daughters, all of whom are married and reside in Farmington."



From Ontario County Journal 2 April 1875

West Farmington, N. Y. - James W. Herendeen,
a well-known and respected citizen of Brownsville, died on Friday last of measles.  He leaves a wife and several children.  At the time of his death, Mrs. Polly Bortle of East Victor, who was at the house assisting assisting Mrs. H., was taken ill on Saturday, with congestion of the lungs, and died this (Wednesday) morning. Since her attack Mrs. Bortle was at no time able to be taken home.  She had a large family of children, all of whom are married and have homes of their own, but it will be long 'ere they forget "Mother's" love and kindness.



From Shortsville Enterprise 9 February 1913

At 5 o'clock last week Friday morning occurred the death of Mrs. Mary Amanda Herendeen, relict of Gideon Herendeen, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wade R. King, in Main street, Manchester. Death followed an illness due to a complication of diseases, and her age was 66 years. Mrs. Herendeen was born in the township of Farmington on December 13, 1846, and was a daughter of the late Germond and Chloe Ketchum, of that town. Upon attaining the age of 16 years, she located in Manchester and with the exception of five years passed in the State of Michigan, she had since made her home in Manchester village. She was united in marriage to Mr. Herendeen, who was also a resident of Farmington, on October 31, 1865. His demise occurred about four years ago. She was a member of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union and of the Ladies' Aid Society of the Manchester M. E. church. Besides her daughter, Mrs. King, she is survived by three brothers, Daniel Ketchum of Canandaigua; Wilman Ketchum of East Rochester; and Elmer Ketchum of Ashville, N. Y.; also two grandchildren, Misses Harriet and Marion King, of Manchester. The funeral obsequies were held from the King home on Sunday afternoon at two o'clock and were conducted by Rev. William W. Lane, pastor of Manchester M. E. Church. The burial followed in the South Farmington chapel cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 15 June 1894

Mrs. Mary R., widow of Levi Herendeen, died at her home in Canandaigua last Saturday morning, after a protracted illness.



From Victor Herald 4 March 1893

Farmington, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary G. Herendeen
, whose illness was noted in our last Farmington letter, died on Wednesday, 22nd inst., at the home of her sister, Mrs. Sarah K. Sheldon, Adams St., Rochester. Another sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Cornell, of Canandaigua, and a brother, John E. Bosworth of Rochester, survive her.



From Shortsville Enterprise 12 April 1912

The death of Nathaniel C. Herendeen, a highly esteemed and respected resident of Manchester village, occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Harrington, Main street, on Tuesday evening at nine o'clock. His demise resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage with which he had been stricken the previous morning about four o'clock. His age was 84 years. Nathaniel Cudworth Herendeen was born on Aug. 2, 1827, in the township of Farmington and was a son of the late Edward and Harriet Cudworth Herendeen. He chose as his life partner Miss Helen Thomas of Farmington, now deceased. His life until 1878 was passed in Farmington in the pursuit of agriculture and moved from there to the State of Kansas where he remained until 1882. He then returned to Manchester and conducted a meat market for 20 years and since then had been retired. He was a birthright member of the Society of Friends and was a staunch follower of the faith. In politics he was a Democrat and held the office of Town Clerk of Manchester for two years. The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. William McComb of Chicago, and Mrs. Charles Harrington of Manchester; one son, Roswell C. Herendeen of Buffalo; one brother, Welcome Herendeen of Beaverton, Mich.; and two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Aldrich of Canandaigua and Mrs. Hulda Sheldon of Farmington. The funeral services were held from the Friends' meeting house in Farmington on Thursday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. Hoyt F. Hill, pastor of the Manchester M. E. Church. The burial was made in the South Farmington Cemetery.



From Ontario Republican Times 29 July 1863

Died in battle, at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863, in the 28th year of his age, Capt. Orrin J. Herendeen of Company H., 126th N.Y.S.V.  One by one, the names to this mournful record are added.  Tearfully sorrowing  we lay their remains in their last resting place and all over the land, marble shafts are raised to commemorate our fallen brave. 

Prominent among the first citizens of Farmington, stood Orrin J. Herendeen. Possessed of those qualities of mind which enabled him to take a strong practical common sense view of a subject, he had quietly obtained a position in his native town which was, for one of his age, flattering indeed, and gave promise of realization of the hopes of a just and commendable ambition. He was possessed also in a large degree, of those kindly, genial feelings and of that sympathetic nature which won for him a large circle of friends and a friendship once formed was maintained to the last. Each repeated call upon the patriotism of the northern people stirred anew within his bosom that strong love of country which he possessed. And when finally last autumn he laid aside the implements of husbandry and assumed the sword, he was not promoted by a desire for the personal aggrandizement or love of adventure. He saw that the institutions of his country, which he revered, were imperiled at the hands of a mercenary enemy and he volunteered his services for their protection, fully indoctrinated with the idea that the success of the rebellion would be the subversion of all good government and the inauguration of the reign of anarchy and misrule.

He rapidly recruited a company, which was organized as a part of the 126th N.Y.S.V. and soon found himself in active service at Harper's Ferry. The history of that campaign is known to all. In the battle, Captain Herendeen lost a Lieutenant and several men killed and wounded. He was commended by those who saw him on that day, for his intrepid coolness and bravery. At Gettysburg, he had passed through the severest of the battle unharmed, and afterwards fell in a skirmish mortally wounded by a ball from a sharpshooter. He fell at his post of duty, he flinched at no hardship, he faltered before no danger. Bravely for his country he laid down his life. In his country's storied urn his name shall be gathered with the fallen brave and crowned with the honor due the self-sacrificing love he bore her.

His remains were brought from the field by Dr. W. Fitch Cheney, and on Monday the 27th instant, his funeral was solemnized at the meeting house near his late residence. A large concourse of bereaved relatives and mourning friends assembled to pay the last tribute of respect and love to the departed. The ceremonies were conducted by Dr. O .E. Daggett and there in the rural cemetery, kind friends laid down to its last sleep which death alone permits, all that remains of a generous friend and a brave soldier.



From Geneva Gazette 23 December 1892

The death is announced of Mr. Welcome W. Herendeen of Farmington, occurring Dec. 16 at the advanced age of 82 years, of which over 60 years were spent in the township and on the farm where he died.  He was a Quaker in religious faith and his whole life and conversation were very consistent with the profession he espoused.  He was conservative in political belief, and for thirty years or more past was identified with the Democratic party.  He was an uncle of Mrs. Lemuel and E. W. Herendeen of Geneva.



From Victor Herald 6 January 1905

Many friends in Victor heard with deep regret of the death of Wilkinson A. Herendeen, which occurred at his home in Farmington on Saturday afternoon, after an illness of several months from Bright's disease. Mr. Herendeen was a lifelong resident of Farmington, and his influence in the community, which was very great, was created by his steadfast advocacy of all that was for the benefit and the progress of the community, and founded secure in the confidence of his townsmen. In politics he was a staunch Democrat, though he never coveted political power or office. He was one of the most successful farmers of his town. No man in Farmington was more generally beloved. Mr. Herendeen was a direct descendant of Nathan Herendeen, who came to the town of Farmington from Massachusetts in 1790. He was born on the farm where he died on the 29th of January, 1835. He is survived by his wife, who was formerly Miss Elizabeth Goodnow, and three children, Charles Herendeen, Miss Florence Herendeen and Miss Harriet Herendeen, all of Farmington; two sisters, Mrs. Gardiner Shelden of Farmington; and Mrs. Lydia Aldrich of Canandaigua; and four brothers, Welcome Herendeen of Beavertown, Mich., Nathan Herendeen and Gideon Herendeen of Manchester, and Frank Herendeen of Rochester. The funeral was held at his late home on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. S. S. Pratt of Shortsville, officiating. It was very largely attended. Those present from Victor being Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Cobb, Miss Alice Goodnow, James Houston and L. G. Loomis. The remains were placed in the vault at South Farmington cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 10 November 1896

The funeral of the late presiding elder of the Geneva district of the Methodist church, Rev. E. J. Hermans, who died at his home in Rushville on Saturday after a long illness, was held this afternoon. Among those from Geneva in attendance were Rev. Dr. A. W. Broadway and Rev. Dr. Pierce. Rev. and Mrs.  Chas. E. Hamilton came down from Rochester on the morning train. Mr. Hermans was long and favorably known in the vicinity, and has served as presiding elder of this district for several years until sickness compelled him to relinquish its duties. He was succeeded by the appointment of Rev. Dr. Pierce, who has already entered upon his duties.



From Geneva Gazette 17 August 1900

Mrs. Eliza Hermans
died in Rushville last Sunday at the advanced age of nearly 95 years.  She was a native of Yates county. She leaves three sons, two of them clergymen, and one daughter, the wife of Hon. George I. Cornwell.



From Shortsville Enterprise 3 December 1914

The death of Mrs. Harry Hermans, a respected young resident of Manchester village, occurred at her home in that place last week Thursday, following an illness of about one week with quinzy. Her age was 19 years. Mrs. Hermans was formerly Miss Esther M. Gorham of Jersey Shore, Penn., and was married in May, 1914 to Mr. Hermans. Since her marriage she and her husband had resided in Manchester. The survivors are her husband, her father and three sisters, Miss Ruth Gorham, Mrs. Benjamin Borden, and Mrs. James Geist, all of Jersey Shore; also one brother, Elmer Gorham of White Pine, Penn. The funeral services were held from her late home on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. William W. Lane, pastor of the Manchester M. E. Church. The burial followed in Brookside Cemetery in this village.



From Shortsville Enterprise 22 December 1911

The death of Mrs. Sarah M. Herring, a highly-respected resident of this village, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Geo. Giles, in Sheldon street, shortly after one o'clock on Saturday morning, following an illness of but a few days. Her age was 82 years, 2 months and 29 days. Mrs. Herring was born on Sept. 16, 1829 in Onondaga county, and was a daughter of the late Stephen and Millicent Blodgett Cornish. The large part of her life was passed at Marcellus and she came to make her home in Shortsville about five years ago, the time of the removal of Mr. and Mrs. Giles to this village. Besides one daughter, Mrs. Giles, she leaves two grandsons, William Giles, of Indianapolis, Ind., and Harry Giles, of Springfield, Ohio. The remains were taken to Marcellus on the 10:12 passenger train Monday morning and the funeral services held that afternoon at 3 o'clock, with interment in that village.



From Ontario County Journal 12 November 1909

At her home near McMillan's Corners, in this town, on Tuesday morning occurred the death of Mrs. Earl Herrington, aged 71 years. Mrs. Herrington was stricken with heart failure soon after eating breakfast, sank to a couch and died within two minutes. Deceased was a member of the Baptist church and Rev. J. S. Ebersole officiated at the funeral yesterday afternoon. Besides her husband, there survives one son, Leander, who resides at home.



From Geneva Daily Times 12 December 1903

Gorham, N. Y., Dec. 11 - Mrs. Phoebe Herrington,
wife of the late George Herrington, died this morning at her home on Dewey avenue, aged 61 years. The immediate cause of death was heart disease, with which she had been afflicted for some time. Mrs. Herrington leaves one son, John S., and two daughters, Miss Effie of this village and Mrs. Frank Snyer of Poughkeepsie, N. Y.



From Ontario Repository and Messenger 11 January 1871

A young woman named Ann Hersely died very suddenly last Saturday night at the residence of George Shertleff in Hopewell. The circumstances attending the death were such as to induce the Coroner to hold an inquest, which is in progress at the Town House in this village.



From Ontario County Journal 18 July 1890

Gorham, N. Y. - George Hershey died at his late residence in Gorham village on Monday, July 9, after a long and painful illness, ending in indigestion. The funeral was held on Wednesday.



From Geneva Daily Times 28 December 1908

Mrs. Harriet B. Hershey,
wife of C. D. Hershey of Gorham, died suddenly at about 7 o'clock last evening after a brief illness. On arising yesterday morning Mrs. Hershey was apparently in her usual health and ate breakfast, but shortly after 8 o'clock she was taken seriously ill and rapidly grew worse. Medical aid seemed to be of no avail. She is survived by her husband, three sons, Edward T., Frank and Stuart C. Hershey; one daughter, Miss Bessie A. Hershey; and one sister, Miss Margaret Turnbull, all of Gorham. The funeral will take place Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock from the house. Rev. A. B. Temple of Number Nine will officiate and burial will be at Gorham.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 9 May 1906

Gorham, N. Y. - 
The death of Mrs. Henrietta Hershey occurred at about 3 o'clock Sunday morning, after an illness of about two weeks with a severe cold and heart trouble. She had been a sufferer from asthma of the heart for a long time, but had been in her usual health until her last illness, when she suffered intensely up to the time of her death. She was about eighty years of age and was beloved by all who knew her. She was noted for her patience and a cheerful disposition under all circumstances, making the best of everything and finding a silver lining for every cloud. She leaves but one daughter, Miss Rose Hershey, who had always made her home with her mother, besides many relatives and a large circle of friends. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon, the hour has not yet been stated. Burial will be made in the village cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 September 1907

Gorham, N. Y. -
The death of Joseph Hershey occurred at is home in this village Sunday morning. He had been ill about two weeks. He was born June 5, 1813, and was therefore 94 years of age, and was the oldest resident of the village. He was remarkably well-preserved and active, having been able to attend to manifold business affairs, almost wholly, up to the last. He was unmarried and during many years made his home with a sister, Mrs. Julia Herrington, until about twenty-five years ago, when he erected a spacious brick dwelling on his property in the village on East Main street where he spent the latter years of his life and enjoyed entertaining his friends and all the pleasures of a well-appointed and modern home and the care of his cousin, Mrs. L. M. Orcutt, as housekeeper. He was a man of means and during many years was more or less identified in various ways with the business interests of the village, among the last of these being his connection with the Gorham Mill Co. At one time he carried on the drygoods business for a number of years. A few years ago he conceived the idea of erecting a new Methodist church building as a memorial to his mother and as a means of giving something both helpful and enduring to the town of his birth, in which he always held a pride; and on June 14, 1905, it was dedicated and is one of the best equipped and handsomest modern churches of its size in the state; it stands as a reminder of his generosity, and is appreciated and enjoyed not only by the Methodist congregation, but the people of the village and surrounding country. He was the son of Joseph Hershey, one of the pioneers of this section of country, and was the last of a family of nine children, six brothers and three sisters. He leaves a number of nieces and nephews, besides other relatives, to mourn his death.



From Ontario County Journal 9 July 1909

At his home on Ontario street on Monday occurred the death of Thomas Hession, aged 86 years. His wife, three sons, Thomas and Edward, of Despatch, and Martin, of Buffalo; and three daughters, Mrs. D. Lonsberry of Buffalo; Mrs. D. Flynn of Rochester, and Miss Anna Hession of Canandaigua, survive. The funeral services were held on Wednesday at St. Mary's church.



From Geneva Daily Times 16 January 1911

George Hessney,
aged 60 years, died Saturday evening at 7 o'clock at his home, No. 19 Tillman street. He is survived by his widow, two sons and two daughters. The funeral took place from the house. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 19 September 1903

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Nancy A. Hetherington
died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Walker on Exchange street, Friday morning. The deceased was seventy-four years of age and had been a resident of Phelps for the past twenty-seven years. The remains were taken to Union Springs for burial this morning.



From Geneva Gazette 29 December 1824

DIED in this village, on the 26th inst. in the 26th year of his age, Mr. James Heuchan, a native of Galway, Scotland.  His death was occasioned by a fall from a wagon, on the 16th inst. which injured him severely on the head.  He has left a wife and one child.  Although insensible most of the time after the accident, he was heard to repeat the following lines:

How few thy days and full of wo,
Thou Man of woman born!
Thy doom is written, "Dust thou art,
And shalt to dust return."



From Ontario County Journal 5 January 1894

Honeoye, N. Y. - Samuel Hewey,
formerly of County Antrim, Ireland, died of dropsy, after less than a few weeks' illness, on Saturday evening, December 30, aged 70 years. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon, from his late home at Wm. Morrow's, Rev. Mr. Day officiating.



From Geneva Gazette 14 December 1877

Sad and Fatal Accident - Mr. Bradley Hewitt,
of South Bristol, had been to Canandaigua on Tuesday last, and toward evening started for home with a wagon load of lumber.  On his way home he stopped at Bristol Centre and did some trading at one of the stores, and leaving there for home at about half-past eight.  The night was very dark, and when about a mile south of Bristol Centre, the horses going to one side of the road, went into one of the deep ditches, throwing Mr. Hewitt to the ground. The load of lumber was tipped over, falling upon Mr. H., and the wagon bottom side up upon the lumber.  The horses were also pulled backward and fell upon the wagon.  Mr. Hewitt was probably killed instantly.  It was about three hours after the accident occurred before any relief came. At about midnight the noise made by the struggling horses awoke the nearest neighbor, causing him to go out to ascertain the trouble.  Other neighbors were then aroused, the horses were relieved, the wagon and load removed, when Mr. Hewitt's body was taken up and conveyed to his suddenly bereaved family.  Can. Journal



From Ontario County Journal 1 July 1898

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Calvin Hewitt,
aged 79 years, died last Friday and was buried from his late home last Sunday afternoon. He leaves four children, Webster and Henry P. Hewitt of this place; Mrs. James Wheeler of Canandaigua; and Mrs. Curtis Baker of Ionia.



From Ontario County Journal 16 June 1882

David Hewitt,
a young man about 28 years of age, who lived in Bristol near the town line of Richmond, made a misstep, or slip, on Monday last, that cost him his life. He was employed as a teamster at a portable sawmill, situated in the woods about a mile north of the post office at Bristol. Our informant states that Hewitt had eaten his dinner with the other workmen Monday noon, and started to hitch up his team for the afternoon's work. In descending the steps at the house his foot slipped, the board being wet, and he fell heavily backwards, breaking his neck. We learn that Hewitt leaves a wife and three children. Monday was a sad day for them. Livonia Gazette



From Ontario County Chronicle 9 July 1902

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -
While out in a heavy thunderstorm which occurred here Saturday evening about 7 o'clock, William Hewitt, only son of Supervisor Hewitt of this place, was struck by lightning and instantly killed. Some little time before 7 o'clock, young Hewitt, who was 23 years of age, started out to get the cows. He did not return as soon as expected and his father, becoming alarmed at his absence, went out to look for him. When found he was lying on the ground, his face as black as jet and his clothing badly torn. Coroner Partridge was at once notified by telephone, but he said that under the circumstances he thought an inquest unnecessary.



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