"Ho" through "Hop" Obituaries
From Ontario County Times 17 July 1878
Farmington, N. Y. - The funeral of Burling Hoag was
attended at the South Friends' meeting house on Thursday last.
Sunderland P. Gardner preached the sermon. Mr. Hoag was one of the
oldest residents of the town, and was known throughout the community as
a kind husband, father and neighbor. His aged companion and children
have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.
From Ontario County Journal 10 February 1893
In the death of Mrs. Eliza Hoag, wife of James Hoag, at an
early hour on Friday morning last, another of our aged residents has
been removed from us. Mrs. Hoag was born in the county of Derry,
Ireland, about seventy-eight years ago, and was a daughter of Thomas
Shannon, and niece of Dr. Montgomery, a prominent clergyman of the
Presbyterian church in Ireland. Coming to this country with her husband
and family about 22 years ago and settling in Canandaigua, she
has resided here ever since. The funeral services, conducted by Dr. J.
H. France, of the Presbyterian church, of which she was a faithful and
respected member, were held on Sunday afternoon at the family residence
on Chapel street and were largely attended by sympathizing friends.
From Shortsville Enterprise 7 Apr 1894
We are again called upon to mourn the loss of a dear friend and
neighbor, but in the death of Hannah Hoag, we feel that our
loss is her gain, for as was remarked, she went to sleep and awoke with
the angels. To her it was but changing her earthly home for a heavenly
one, for to go and be with her Savior had long been her chief desire.
She was always cheerful and hopeful, thoughtful for the comfort of
others, never thinking of herself. Although a great sufferer during the
last few days of her life, she bore it all with great fortitude, fully
sustained by a Savior's recognized love. The deceased was aged 92
years, but nevertheless, she was remarkably active, retaining all her
faculties. She could read without the aid of glasses and was never
without her knitting. She was able to assist in all the household
duties, up to the morning of her final illness; and although sick but a
few days, she retained her mental faculties until within a few hours of
her death. (a few lines cut out) ... giving loving counsel and advice
to all her family; while to others she left loving messages, telling
them " to mind the little things". Hannah Hoag was born in New
Baltimore, Greene Co., in the year 1801; was married to Burling HOAG in
1822; and has resided in the town of Farmington about 40 years since,
and for a few years before her husband's death, she had resided with
her daughter, Mrs. Nathan Redfield, at whose home she passed away. She
is survived by a son, Benjamin Hoag of Colorado, and three daughters,
Mrs. E. P. Mead of Livonia; Mrs. Nathan Redfield of Farmington; Mrs. P.
Markham of Michigan; also two sisters.
From Ontario County Journal 30 October 1896
Canadice, N. Y. - On Friday last occurred the death of one of the
old townsmen, James Hoagland. The deceased has been a sufferer
for a long time, being nearly blind. He leaves a wife and one son,
Edgar J., to mourn his loss. The funeral took place on Sunday.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 January 1904
Rushville, N. Y. - The body of Menzo Hoard was brought
here from Naples on the afternoon
train today and interred in the village cemetery. The train
was met by Scott Post, G. A. R., of this village, of which Mr. Hoard
was a member, who accompanied the remains to their last resting place.
Mr. Hoard was nearly a life-long resident of this vicinity, only the
past few years being spent in Naples. He is
survived by his wife and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Homer Charlton of
From Ontario County Journal 5 February 1909
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Mary Ann Willys
Hobart, widow of William Hobart, occurred at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. D. B. Williams, at Fayetteville, on Tuesday evening. The
deceased was born at Howard, Steuben county, on April 10, 1825. In 1842
she was married to William Hobart and moved to this place, where she
resided until the death of her husband five years ago. She had been an
invalid for some time, but died rather suddenly of pneumonia. Mrs.
Hobart is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Charles Bullard of Utica;
Mrs. Harriet Elsheimer of Buffalo; Mrs. Minnie Johson of Ionia and Mrs.
Louise Williams of Fayetteville; one son, Clarence of Indianapolis; and
11 grandchildren. The funeral will be held this morning from the home
of Mrs. Florence Munson, Rev. W. D. Robinson officiating, The burial
will be in the village cemetery. Among those who are here for the
funeral are Mrs. Charles Bullard of Utica; Mrs. Harriet Elsheimer of
Buffalo; Mrs. Clinton Johnson of Ionia and Mrs. D. B. Williams of
From Canandaigua Chronicle 4 July 1906
Stanley, N. Y. - Mrs. Polly Wells Hobart, widow of the late
Charles Hobart, died at the home of her son, Byron Hobart, of this
village, Saturday, June 30th, after a long illness with pneumonia. The
funeral was held from the home of her son Monday morning at 10:30 and
the remains were taken to Potter Center, her former home, for burial.
From Geneva Courier 6 May 1874
Mrs. Sarah Ann Hobart, widow of the late John Hobart, died in
Rushville April 19th, aged 89 years. She was one of the early
settlers near Rushville, having come to that section and married in
1810. She was the oldest person in Rushville at the time of her
death. Canandaigua Journal
From Geneva Daily Times 31 October 1906
Mrs. Mary Janette Hobson, wife of Thomas Hobson, died yesterday
morning at 3:45 o'clock at her home, No. 67 Pulteney street. The
deceased was 72 years of age and has been ill for about seven years
with paralysis. Besides her husband she is survived by one sister, Mrs.
of Hastings, Mich.; three children, John Wesley Hobson and Miss Alice
M. Hobson, of this city, and Frank T. Hobson, of Alliance, Neb. The
funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from her late
residence. Rev. Wm. W. Weller, pastor of the First Presbyterian church
will officiate and interment will be in Glenwood cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 September 1907
Thomas Hobson, 82 years of age, died at 9:40 o'clock this morning
at his home, No. 61 Pulteney street. The deceased was born in England
came to this country and city early in life. He is survived by one
daughter, Miss Alice M. Hobson of Geneva, and two sons, Frank T. of
Dakota and Wesley J. of Geneva. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 August 1910
Yesterday afternoon at 4:30 occurred the death of Clark
Hocrost of 40 Evans street. The deceased was 43 years of age and
was employed at the Geneva Wagon Works. He was also a member of
Foresters of America. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Lulu
and Onolee; two sons, Raymond of this city and Harry of Rochester; and
one brother Charles of New York City.
From Ontario County Journal 12 January 1894
Naples, N. Y. - The death of Fred F. Hoecker removes one
who twenty years ago was well-known in Naples and vicinity. He was one
of the most prominent German citizens in the town, and his musical
abilities and extensive acquaintance as dealer in pianos and organs
often brought him before the public to aid in musical entertainments.
He was the representative of the German syndicate that bought an
extensive grape tract in 1864, and built up the grape business here. He
buried here his first wife and one son, Albert. He built a fine place
on Mt. Pleasant street at the foot of his large vineyard, where his
daughters, Mrs. H. H. Havill and Miss Julia Hoecker, still reside. He
left Naples ten or twelve years ago, and soon after married again. He
died in Dansville last week, leaving a wife and two young children. His
remains were brought to Naples on Friday, and funeral services were
held at his former residence, Rev. B. F. Millard officiating. The
burial was at Rose Ridge.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 June 1906
Mrs. Mary R. Hoefler died last night at midnight at
her home, No. 69 High street. The deceased was 58 years and had been
ill for several weeks. She was born in Rochester but had practically
lived in this city nearly all her life. She is survived by her husband,
George V. Hoefler; two sons, John C. Hoefler of Omaha, Nebraska, and
William C. Hoefler of this city; one daughter, Mrs. George Fish, of
two brothers, C. L. Zobrist, of Colorado Springs; and Henry A. Zobrist
this city; three sisters, Mrs. Ross J. Olcutt of Rochester, Mrs. Anna
Lockwood, Wichita, Kansas, and Mrs. Francis Hilfiker of Brooklyn. Burial
From Ontario County Journal 6 September 1895
Monday morning, at 3:50, occurred the death of John Hoff, after
extending over a period of nearly a year. Death was due to a
complication of diseases, induced by a stroke of paralysis. The
deceased was born in Alsace-Loraine, France, June 2, 1830, and was,
therefore, 65 years of age. When 21 years of age he came to America,
and soon after engaged in the wholesale shoe business in this village
with his brother, Nicholas Hoff. Mr. Hoff continued in this business 19
years, and conducted a large establishment. Machine-made shoes then
began to take the place of the honest hand-made footwear, and the
wholesale firm was dissolved. Since that time, nearly to his death, Mr.
Hoff has been engaged in doing custom work The deceased leaves a wife
and four children, John and H. H. Hoff of this village, and Mrs. James
Van Wie and Mrs. C. A. Seiser of Rochester. Mr. Hoff was one of the
oldest Masons in the village, and his funeral, Wednesday afternoon, was
conducted under the Masonic ritual.
From Ontario County Journal 7 April 1899
On Tuesday noon, Nicholas Hoff, a boot and shoe maker, was
stricken with apoplexy while at work at his shop on lower Main street.
He was removed to his home on Foster street but did not regain
consciousness and died at 8 o'clock the same evening. He is survived by
a wife, one daughter, Miss Barbara Hoff, and two sons, Frank J. and
Walter Hoff, all of this village. The funeral was held from St. Mary's
church yesterday morning at 9 o'clock.
From Ontario Messenger 25 September 1861
DIED - In this village, on the 19th inst., Mr. Richard Hoff,
55th year of his age. Mr. Hoff was born in the town of Withern,
County of Lincoln, England,
and emigrated to this country in 1830. He settled in South Bristol,
from whence he removed to this village some sixteen years ago,
where he has ever since resided, highly respected by all who knew
him for his manly integrity and many amiable qualities.
From Ontario County Journal 17 September 1875
SUDDEN DEATH - Mr. William Hoff, formerly of this place, died at
the home of his mother in Shortsville on Friday, the 10th inst.
It will be remembered that Mr. Hoff had
a stroke of paralysis in this village several months since. The
attack carried him near to death's door, but
his great vitality and vigorous constitution carried him through, and
he was recovering from its effects. Another paraletic stroke came last
Friday, and he died in the evening of the same day. His remains
were brought to this village on Sunday for burial. Brief service
was held at the Congregational Church. The Masonic Fraternity, of
which he was a worthy member, attended the funeral in a body, and
taking charge of the remains at the Church performed the impressive
Masonic burial service at the grave. Mr. Hoff was 39 years of age.
From Ontario County Chronicle 10 June 1903
Saturday evening Mrs. Elmira Lane Hoffman died at her home
in Howell street, aged 74 years. She is survived by two daughters and
From Ontario County Chronicle 17 June 1903
Fred Hoffman died suddenly at his home south of Wheelers, Friday,
June 5, after a few days illness, aged 73 years. He is survived by his
wife, Mrs. Barbary Hoffman, and eight children: Mrs. Elizabeth Burner
and Louise Hoffman of Rochester; Mrs. Ed. Tracy, of Canandaigua;
Charles of Rochester; Fred of Buffalo; George of Canandaigua; John and
William of this place, and one sister Mrs. C. Lindner of Canandaigua.
Mr. Hoffman was a charter member of the Presbyterian church of
Canandaigua, also a member of the A. O. U. W. of the same place.
Funeral services were held at his late home Sunday afternoon at 3
o'clock, Rev. Arthur Dougall, pastor of the Presbyterian church of
Canandaigua, officiating. Burial at West Avenue cemetery. Holcomb
From Geneva Daily Times 6 November 1906
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. George Hoffman died Sunday night of
tuberculosis at the Canandaigua Hospital for Physicians and Surgeons,
after a long illness. She was aged about 28 years. Her husband and one
little daughter survive.
From Ontario County Chronicle 26 November 1902
On Saturday John J. Hogan, a well-known young man of this
village, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. William Harrigan, Gorham
street, aged 31 years. He was a fireman on the Auburn road, and
although in poor health for a year he declined to give up until about
one month ago. Death was due to pulmonary trouble. He was a popular
member of the Erina Hose Co. He is survived by a mother and several
brothers and sisters.
From Ontario County Chronicle 18 February 1903
John Hogan, one of the best known railroad men in Canandaigua,
died at his home in Ontario street Saturday night, aged 57 years. Death
was due to cancer of the stomach. At the time of his death Mr. Hogan
was a section foreman on the New York Central road. Besides a wife, he
leaves a family of seven children. His funeral was largely attended
from St. Mary's church Monday morning.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 10 April 1907
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Margaret Hogan died in her
eighty-eighth year at her late residence early Thursday evening. Some
weeks ago Mrs. Hogan was taken ill with the grip which together with
her declining years caused her death. She was a faithful and devoted
member of St. Mary's church of this place. She is survived by one
daughter, Miss Mary Hogan of Canandaigua and two sons, John and James
Hogan, both of this place. Funeral services were held on Monday, the
body was taken to Canandaigua for burial.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 February 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Martin P. Hogan, a well-known young
Canandaiguan, died Sunday night of pleuropneumonia, at his home on
Ontario street. He was aged about 30 years, and is survived by his
mother, three brothers
and four sisters. Deceased had been an employee of the Central Hudson
Railroad for some time past. At one time he was well known as an
amateur baseball player.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 March 1905
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Yesterday after a lingering illness of a
complication of diseases, occurred the demise of Mrs. Mary Hogan, a
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Joseph
Dailey of Willard, and Mrs. William Herrington, of this place.
From Ontario County Chronicle 4 February 1903
A remarkably sad death is that of Mrs. Roda Hogan, who
died at her home in Pearl street last evening, aged about 42 years.
Besides her husband, she is survived by three children, the oldest
being fifteen years of age and the youngest a girl of one and a half
years. The funeral will be held from St. Mary's church Friday morning
at 9:30 o'clock.
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 14 January 1874
Mrs. Julia Hogarth died at her residence in Geneva, December 29th,
aged 82 years. She was one of the oldest residents in Geneva.
From Ontario County Journal 27 August 1875
Fatal Accident - Mr. Galen Holbrook, an old and respected citizen
of Rushville, came to a sudden death on Saturday last. He was in the
field raking barley stubble with a horse rake, and when found was dead,
with some severe bruises upon his person. He was last seen alive
about 11 a.m. by
a neighbor. At about 1:30 the horse Mr. H. had been using came to
the house alone, when some of the family immediately started to find
the old gentleman. He was found in the field as above stated, and
the hay rake somewhat broken. It is not known just how the
accident occurred, but it is probable
that Mr. Holbrook accidentally fell from his seat on the rake, when the
horse -- which was usually a very gentle one -- ran away, causing the
catastrophe. Mr. Holbrook was 83 years of age.
From Geneva Daily Times 9 October 1905
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Nancy Holbrook died last evening, at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Conway, aged 85 years, of consumption.
She had been in feeble health for several years, and about
a year ago had an attack of paralysis since which her mind has failed,
so for the past eight months she has not known anyone. Two daughters
survive, Mrs. Conway and Mrs. Belle Stebbins of Potsdam. The funeral
will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the house, Rev. A. W. Rice and Rev.
E. A. Hazeltine officiating.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 18 October 1905
Rushville, N. Y. - Sunday evening, Oct. 8, occurred the
death of Mrs. Nancy M. Holbrook, aged eighty-five years. When
she was two years of age, her father, Joshua Fitch, who was a surveyor
in this part of the state, moved to this place. In May, 1819, she
married Darwin B. Holbrook, whom she survived for three years. She
leaves two daughters, Mrs. Henry Conway with whom she lived, and at
whose home she died; also Mrs. Belle Stebbins of Potsdam. The funeral
was held at the house Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock. Interment in
the Rushville cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 September 1905
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah Christie Holbrook, 77 years old,
wife of William G. Holbrook, died Thursday evening at
her home south of this village of Brights disease. She had been an
invalid for many years and for the last sixteen weeks was confined to
her bed and a great sufferer. She is survived by her husband, and two
children, Frank W., of this place and Mrs. Henry Blodget, of Marion.
The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the house,
and will be conducted by Rev. A. W. Rice.
From Ontario County Journal 12 March 1909
Bristol, N. Y. - Clark Holcomb, who suffered a stroke of paralysis
four weeks ago, died at his home on Monday morning at 6 o'clock. The
funeral was held on Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock from his late home
and at 11:30 at the church at Bristol Springs, Rev. Charles Hamblin
officiating. The interment was in the Coye cemetery. Mr. Holcomb was
born in the town of South Bristol in June, 1850, making him 58 years, 9
months old. He leaves seven children: Mrs. John Rowley of Bristol
Center; Mrs. Edward Murphy of Honeoye; Carl, William, Leon, George and
Stella of Bristol, and three grandchildren. He married Miss Etta A.
Alford, who died 14 years ago. Since her death he had, with the help of
his daughter, Stella, kept his family together at the home where the
greater part of his wedded life had been spent. Besides his children,
he leaves two brothers and three sisters: William R. Holcomb, of
Bristol Springs, and another brother in Michigan; Mrs. Joel Gillet, of
Naples; Mrs. Harriet Herbert and Miss Ida Holcomb.
From Ontario County Journal 28 June 1895
Honeoye, N. Y. - Died, of consumption, on Thursday morning, June
20, Mrs. Etta Alford Holcomb, wife of Clark Holcomb, aged 38
years, aged 38 years. Deceased was the only daughter of Rufus Alford of
Bristol. She leaves eight children to mourn her loss. The funeral was
held on Friday, the 21st, with interment at Bristol Springs.
From Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Clark Holcomb was buried at
Coye cemetery on Friday last. Funeral services were held at the church
here, Rev. Carpenter of Bristol Center officiating. Mrs. Holcomb was
born and brought up at this place, being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
R. W. Alford. She had been a sufferer for several years and was greatly
reduced in flesh. She leaves eight children to mourn her loss.
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 13 October 1869
About noon yesterday, as Mr. Hiland Holcomb, of South Bristol,
was driving into town, accompanied by his wife and son, he observed,
when passing the residence of Mr. L. M. Durand, that Mrs. H. suddenly
head, while her face assumed an expression indicating the
approach of death. She expired almost immediately without uttering a
word and with but little apparent suffering. Her remains were taken to
the house of Mr. Durand, and today will be removed to South Bristol for
interment. The deceased was an elderly lady, probably not far from
seventy years of age.
From Ontario County Journal 19 August 1881
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Hiram Holcomb died at his residence
last Monday evening at about seven o'clock. He was injured by a fall
just one week before he died, while coming from the barn to the house,
caused by an Alderney calf which was hitched across the path suddenly
becoming frightened, and he was thrown to the ground by the rope with
which it was hitched. The left limb was fractured just below the hip
and the hip dislocated, and it was thought he was injured internally,
the latter of which caused his death. His friends had much hope for his
recovery until Sunday, when he began to grow worse. He was past eighty
years of age
and in comparatively good health until the time of the accident. Mr.
Holcomb came to East Bloomfield twenty-one years ago, from Watertown,
where he was actively engaged in buying wool, and was interested in
large business enterprises. On coming here he bought a large tract of
land at the Station, at which time there were but one or two buildings
here besides the depot, made improvements and erected several dwelling
houses and stores, and sold off many small lots which have since been
built upon and improved. The deceased was widely known in other parts
of the State, and had many intimate friends distinguished for their
abilities and exalted positions in public life, among whom were Judge
Mullin of Watertown, and Judge Merwin of Utica; and in his younger days
he was an intimate friend of ex-Senator Conkling and Horace Greeley. He
was a man of great liberality and public spirit, and was always ready
with an open purse and willing hand to aid the public welfare whenever
an opportunity offered, and especially to benefit the town in which he
lived. He was a devout Christian, and contributed largely to the
Episcopal church, of which he was a communicant. In private life he was
generous to a fault, and had an extensive circle of friends and
acquaintances, both rich and poor, who admired him for the sterling
qualities, purity of character and
philanthropy, and no one knew the deceased but to speak well of him. He
retained his mental faculties in a full and vigorous condition until
day of his death. Funeral services were held at the residence last
Wednesday afternoon at five o'clock, and the remains were taken to
Watertown for burial on the following morning. Rev. J. Cooper of this
town, and Rev. Dr. Rankin of Geneva officiated.
From Ontario County Journal 18 June 1897
Academy, N. Y. - Mrs. Laverna Holcomb of Bristol Springs, aged 78
years, died on Monday. Her husband, W. R. Holcomb, and one son,
Ex-supervisor Elmer N. Coye, survive her.
From Ontario County Journal 1 July 1892
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Merinda Holcomb died at her home in this
place on Thursday, June 23, after an illness of only a few weeks. Miss
Holcomb had spent her lifetime of about fifty years in this
neighborhood, and for untiring devotion to the sick or suffering, her
equal has seldom lived in our midst. Rev. Mr. Millard of Naples
officiated at her funeral.
From Victor Herald 25 July 1902
Edgar J. Holdridge, who formerly resided in this vicinity, died
very suddenly at his home in Kemling, Iowa, Friday, July 18th, aged
about 60 years. The remains were brought to Victor and were interred in
Boughton Hill Cemetery, on Wednesday. Mr. Holdridge is survived by a
widow, formerly Miss Etta Jacobs, and a sister of Ovid Jacobs, of this
village, and four daughters, two of whom reside with their mother. The
deceased left this section some twenty years ago.
From Ontario County Times 16 May 1877
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Harlond Holenbeck died at her home in East
Victor, on Monday. The funeral services were held hat the house on
Tuesday, the Rev. Mr. Benham officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 30 December 1910
Mrs. Anna Holihan, a widow, aged 55 years, of 258 Gorham street,
ate a quantity of Paris green while suffering from extreme melancholy
on Tuesday morning and died late in the afternoon. An hour after the
poison was taken, Dr. H. C. Buell was called, too late to save the
woman's life. Mrs. Holihan had been ill mentally for some months. She
is survived by one daughter, Ella, two sons, Joseph and John; two
brothers, James and Patrick Quinn; and one sister, Miss Bridget Quinn,
all of this village. Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's church
at 9 o'clock this morning.
From Ontario County Chronicle 21 September 1904
Friday, at his home on Gorham street, the death of John
Holihan, aged 50 years, of tuberculosis of the lungs. Mr. Holihan
is survived by his wife and three children. His funeral was held at St.
Mary's church Monday morning.
From Ontario County Journal 9 July 1909
Naples, N. Y. - The tragedy of the week is the suicide of August
a German of about 35 years, who came from New York City two
years ago to work in the R. F. Meyer meat market. He was an expert and
though quiet, became very popular. He was hearty and strong and of good
habits. Last fall he went back to New York and spent the winter, coming
back in April. Nothing unusual in his demeanor had been noticed except
that he seem troubled a little over a love affair with a girl in New
York, but spoke of it only to one or two. He went on Monday afternoon
to the slaughter house to kill a calf. In less than half an hour he was
found there lying dead on the floor by Albert Meyer, who had gone to
help him. He had a bullet hole in his forehead and lay in his own
blood. The calf lay near him dead with a bullet hold in its head and
the skin had been taken partly off the head. It was noticeable that
Holl had placed the revolver in exactly the same place as that where he
had shot the calf. The coroner did not deem it necessary to hold an
inquest. So far it has been impossible to get into communication with
any one who knew the young man. He has brothers in this country and was
also an Odd Fellow. Burial was in Naples.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 June 1909
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Death in a terrible form came to Mrs.
James Holland when she attempted to flag a fast limited Rochester
& Eastern electric car east of this village, at what is called
Spangle street crossing, yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Holland was
intending to come to Canandaigua to attend the funeral of Mrs. Hiram
Depue, whom she had known for a great many years. Accompanied by a
young woman, Mrs. Holland left her home on Spangle street, a country
road in the town of Hopewell, and proceeded to the electric road
crossing of Spangle street, with the intention of flagging the
westbound Rochester & Eastern car due at that point about 1
o'clock. Either Mrs. Holland did not know that the car had been changed
to a limited car or else she thought the limited car would stop and
pick her up in the same manner that the regular cars do, so she flagged
it in the usual manner. Mrs. Holland then started to cross the track
ahead of the rapidly approaching train with the result that the car
struck her, throwing her to one side, and, probably killing her
instantly. The car was stopped, and Motorman Thomas Pitchard and
Conductor Henry Gardner, who were in charge, ran to the woman's
assistance, but, so far as they could ascertain, she was dead before
they reached her. The car proceeded to Canandaigua and the coroner was
notified, the body of Mrs. Holland remaining by the side of the road.
Mrs. Holland was quite near-sighted, it is said, and it is possible
that she did not realize how rapidly the car was approaching when she
started to cross the track. The deceased's maiden name was Caroline
Ashley, and, besides her husband, James Holland, she leaves a brother,
Charles Ashley, who resides at Hopewell Center, and several nephews and
nieces at Geneva.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 27 February 1907
Mrs. Lucy A. Holland, wife of Albert C. Holland, died last Tuesday
after a lingering illness, aged 63 years. The funeral was held from the
family home Thursday afternoon, Rev. Lewis T. Reed officiating. Besides
her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Sarah Jane Johnson.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 June 1907
Thomas Holland, a retired farmer, died last evening at 7 o'clock
at the family residence, No. 68 East North street. Mr. Holland was 74
years old and has been ill but about a week. He was born in England but
to this country fifty years ago. Besides his widow, he is survived by
children, Thomas, Jr., and Mary, both of this city, and two brothers,
and John Holland, both farmers in the Town of Geneva. the funeral will
be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from St. Peter's Episcopal
Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., will officiate and interment will be in
From Geneva Gazette 21 November 1890
Obituary - Less than one month ago it was our pleasure to note
the marriage of Mr. Thomas Holland and Mrs. Mary Ryan. Today the
sad duty devolves upon us of recording the death of Mrs. Holland,
last Monday. Mrs. Holland was 38 years of age, and
the daughter of Mrs. Patrick Tracy of this place. The funeral was
held at St. Frances de Sales church Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock.
From Shortsville Enterprise 1 January 1914
The remains of Homer Hollenbeck, who died in Hopewell on
Thursday of last week, were interred in Brookside Cemetery on Sunday
afternoon. The deceased had resided in Chapin all his life, and his age
was 75 years. The funeral services were held from the Chapin M. E.
church on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Two sisters are the survivors.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 December 1903
Phelps, N. Y. - The funeral of
Mrs. Louis Hollenbeck who died Thursday at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. A. H. Swartz, at Olean, was held Sunday
at Plainville. Mrs. Hollenbeck was formerly a resident of this
village but had made her home at Olean for the past year. She was 76
years of age and is survived by five sons, A. J. and George Hollenbeck
of Phelps; Lewis of Waterport; William of Kansas; and Charles
of Horseheads; also five daughters: Mrs. Herbert Perkins
of Rochester, Mrs. A. H. Swartz of Olean; Mrs. James of Medina;
Mrs. Charles Wilbur of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Reed of Plainsville. The
cause of her death was heart trouble.
From Geneva Daily Times 9 April 1912
Mrs. Ruth Pole Hollenbeck, aged 23 years, wife of Elmer
Hollenbeck, died this morning about 6 o'clock at the family home, No.
32 Jefferson avenue, after an illness of several months. Besides her
husband, she leaves a son about two years; her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
John J. Pole of this city; six brothers, John W. Pole of Rochester;
Frank of Memphis, Tenn.; George E. of Newark, N. Y.; Arthur of Ithaca,
Edward and Walter of this city. The funeral will take place Thursday
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house. Rev. A. E. Hall, Ph.D, pastor of
the First Methodist church, will officiate and interment will be made
in Glenwood Cemetery .
From Geneva Gazette 12 January 1900
James Holleran of Phelps died Jan. 29th after only a week's
illness of typhoid pneumonia, aged 35 years. He was a brother of
William Holleran of Geneva, and is survived by a wife and three
From Geneva Gazette 21 September 1900
Obituary - The death of Mr. William Holleran of Lafayette
avenue occurred on Wednesday night of Bright's disease. Mr. Holleran
had been ill for the past three months with the disease which caused
his death. He is survived by a wife and five children, namely:
William, Mildred, Anna, Walter and Ellen. He also leaves a
sister, Mrs. John Doyle of Phelps. Mr. Holleran was born in Phelps in
1850 and removed to Geneva in 1885. In 1887 he married Miss Ella
Malone. Of late years Mr. Holleran had become quite prominent as a
contractor, having built the St. Francis de Sales Parochial school and
the O'Riley block in Exchange street. He was a valued member of
the Knights of Columbus and a communicant of St. Francis de Sales
Church. The funeral will
be held from his late home on Saturday morning at 10 o'clock with
services at St. Francis de Sales Church. The Knights of Columbus will
attend in a body.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 August 1905
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The funeral services of George Harmon
Hollett who died at his home in this village Sunday morning after
a short illness of about ten days, was held this afternoon at the
Methodist church at 2 o'clock. Mr. Hollett was 81 years old and highly
respected and prominent citizen of this place where
he had lived for the past thirty-eight years having moved here from
Seneca Castle at that time. He was engaged in the mercantile business
here in which he was very successful and retired from active business
life about 30 years ago. His first wife was Louise Lee. Their only
daughter, Georgia, died while attending Syracuse university a few years
prior to her mother. About fourteen years ago he married Imogene Wells,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Wells of this village, who is now
at their home. Mr. and Mrs. Hollett have spent the past few winters in
Florida for his health, and on returning this last spring commenced
a fine residence on Pleasant street which is now nearly completed. Mr.
Hollett sold his former residence to Dr. Newland a little over a year
ago. Mr. Hollett has been a member of the Methodist society for the
fifty years and has always been very devoted to its interests. While a
resident of Seneca Castle he was chorister of the Methodist church
there. He was
the president of the board of trustees of the church in this place for
years. Mr. Hollett was also devoted to the cause of education and his
sons were liberally educated both having a college course. He is
by his wife and two sons, R. L. Hollett, who is one of the most
lawyers of Chicago, and Edward Hollett, who also graduated at law.
From Ontario County Journal 28 April 1893
Rushville, N. Y. - Jefferson Holley died on Tuesday, aged 85
years. He was born on the farm where he died, and was a well-known and
useful citizen, serving with the present and past generation. For many
years he was a member of the Rushville M. E. church. He was a strong
Republican and voted in his native town, Middlesex, since he became
twenty-one years of age. A son, Thompson, and a daughter, Mrs. Marvin
Gage, of Gorham, survive him. The funeral was held at the residence of
his son on Thursday afternoon.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 January 1905
George Hollins, for fourteen years superintendent of the Geneva
Mineral Springs, died at the city hospital at 7 o'clock this morning
after an illness of several days, aged 53 years. His sister, Miss Annie
Hollins, of Baltimore, was at the bedside when
he died. The remains will be taken on the 6:46 New York Central train
tonight to Baltimore for burial. Mr. Hollins came to Geneva to take
charge of the mineral springs for the Geneva Mineral Water Co., at the
beginning of the Coursey and Steele litigation succeeding Mr. Steele as
manager of the Geneva Mineral Springs Company.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 March 1905
Mrs. Flavilla Hollister died at her home, No. 73 Genesee street,
at 3 o'clock this morning of pneumonia, after an illness of several
days. Deceased was 68 years of age and had lived in this city four
years, coming here from Homer. She is survived
by one daughter, Miss Carrie Hollister, a teacher in the Lewis street
school, and by two sons, James R. Hollister of Cortland and J. D.
Hollister of Chicago. A short funeral service at 4 o'clock will be
held at the house Sunday afternoon and the remains taken on Monday
morning to Homer for burial. Rev. N. B. Remick will officiate.
From Geneva Gazette 12 September 1890
MRS. CATHERINE HOLMAN died at her residence on Elm street, Geneva,
on Sunday, Sept. 7, 1890, at the advanced age of 87 years. The
deceased was born in Northumberland county, Pa., and for a number of
years was a resident of Canoga Mills, Seneca county, N. Y., where her
husband, the late Col. Daniel Holman, became prominent in business and
in political and military affairs. At the time of his death,
occurring many years ago, he
held rank as a Brigadier General in the New York State Militia.
Mrs. Holman was the mother of a large
family, five only surviving her. One son, Daniel
F., came on from Chicago to attend her funeral. Her
home has been in Geneva for nearly thirty-five years last past.
She was a member of the Reformed Dutch Church until that branch
of the church militant ceased to exist in Geneva. Messrs. E.
Dakin and George Bennett of that society were among the bearers.
Rev. Dr. Buck and Rev. Mr. Nichols of the M. E.
Church officiated at the funeral. She lived according to the
doctrine she professed, and leaves a precious memory as a most valued
inheritance to her children and children's children.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 May 1908
The funeral of George F. Holman, the victim of exposure
and alcoholism, whose body was found yesterday morning in the alley
leading from Powers Alley to Exchange street, will take place tomorrow
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from DeVaney and Fletcher's undertaking
rooms. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., will officiate and interment will be in
Glenwood Cemetery. Funeral private.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 November 1906
Word was received this morning from Bath, N. Y., announcing the
death there of Henry Holman, of this city. Mr. Holman was a
of the Civil War, having served with the Thirty-eighth regiment, New
Volunteers. He was married, but had not lived with his wife for about
years past, and of late years he has had no home. He was about 65 years
of age. Through the efforts of Herman F. Fox, papers were secured
him to the Soldiers Home at Bath, and friends sent him there yesterday.
He arrived in Bath last evening shortly before 7 o'clock but did not go
to the Home, but instead wandered into an alley and it is supposed
a pair of back stairs leading to a porch where it is thought he had
to sleep. He was found this morning near the foot of the steps. He was
and investigation showed that his neck was broken. It is supposed he
fell in ascending the steps or that he rolled off the porch while
The coroner in Bath was notified and he turned the body over to a local
undertaker who removed it to the morgue at the Soldiers' Home. The
is survived by his wife, two sons, Louis Holman and George Holman of
city, and one brother, John Holman, also of this city.
From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 1 March 1906
Mrs. John J. Holman, another almost life-long resident, died at
in Elm street last Monday night of heart failure. She had not been sick
all, was about the house all day and evening. she was one of the most
women we ever knew, a member of the M. E. Church, and an earnest worker
She is survived by her husband and one daughter, Miss Jennie Holman, a
in our public schools.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 March 1909
Mrs. Mary Holman, widow of the late George Holman, died this
morning at 6 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Julia Kellogg of 220
Washington street. The deceased was 63 years old. She is survived by
one son, Louis Holman of Indianapolis, Ind. The funeral, which will be
private, will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the
house. Rev. Thomas B. Berry, D. D., will officiate and burial will be
in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 January 1910
Phelps, N. Y. - Edward H. Holmes of Oaks Corners died Saturday
night at the hospital at Canandaigua, where he was taken a few days ago
for treatment. His death resulted from ailments incident to his
advanced years. Mr. Holmes was 82 years of age. He was born at
Kinderhook, in the eastern section of the state, and when a young man
came to this vicinity, where he obtained employment with the New York
Central Railroad Company. Nearly half a century ago he assumed the
agency for the company at Oaks Corners, which position he held
continuously until six years ago when he retired from active work. Upon
his retirement from the company, in recognition of his long and
faithful service, granted him a pension. Whenever recalling events
connected with his early railroad career, Mr. Holmes would invariably
speak of the circumstances that took him to Oaks Corners. According to
his story, he was sent there one day soon after becoming associated
with the railroad company to relieve the station agent for a week or
ten days. The station agent never came back to his position, so in
absence of further instructions from his superior officers, Mr. Holmes
assumed the agency and retained it for more than forty years. Since the
death of his wife, several years ago, Mr. Holmes had lived alone,
attending to his own household work, notwithstanding his advanced
years. He leaves no immediate relatives except a grandson, Frank Gregg
From Geneva Gazette 12 October 1900
Death of John D. Holmes - Phelps, 13 Oct. -- A dispatch is
received announcing the death of John D. Holmes, who died at
the government hospital at Washington. Mr. Holmes was a native of
but enlisted in the regular army fifteen years ago. He served during
the Cuban war, and was honorably discharged. He re-enlisted and
was sent to the Philippine Islands, but on account of the climate and
hardships he was taken ill and was sent home. On his way home his
mind gave way, and since then he had
been confined in the hospital at Washington. Mr. Holmes
was 37 years of age, and leaves his mother and one sister, Mrs. Wm.
Wilcox of Geneva. The remains will be brought here
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 8 February 1871
We are pained to learn that Mrs. John H. Holmes of Phelps,
died very suddenly on Monday of last week, of heart disease. Mrs. H.
was the wife of the Democratic nominee for County Clerk last fall, and
he has the heartfelt sympathy of all, in this the hour of his
From Ontario County Journal 14 April 1882
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Thomas Holyhan, who lived near Mud Creek,
died very suddenly recently, being sick less than twenty-four hours.
The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery. He was known as a
steady, hard-working young man, about twenty-eight years old.
From Geneva Gazette 25 November 1881
Death in the Highway at Gorham -
They picked the frail body from the cold ground and
hastily summoned the physician, who said, upon examination, "she is
dead." Thus passed away in the streets of Gorham village
Mrs. Electa Hontone, aged about 70 years. Hard indeed must be
that heart which is not shocked at the sudden stroke. Death under any
circumstance is a fearful thing when it takes from us our beloved ones,
but when it comes to us on the streets, suddenly and without warning,
as in the case mentioned, it sends a thrill
of sorrow and of gloom through the community. It is well for us to
consider that she was our neighbor, although her pilgrimage was rough,
although her pathway was not strewn with flowers, although
her bed was not with rich; still she was of kindly feelings and
possessed of a heart which felt for others' woes. Her life was a stormy
She was born in the State of Vermont, and moving with her husband to
Canada, was left a widow with a young family, and obliged to deny
herself almost the necessaries of life. To her the prospect was indeed
and yet she did not despair, although at times nature succumbed to the
strain. After her children grew to manhood, they emigrated to our
and she followed them and was living at the time of her death with her
daughter in Gorham. The rich have no bands in their death, but
the poor--how hard to spare from their needs enough to bury their dead.
The writer was well-acquainted with the deceased; she was of kindly
heart, and although poor in this world's goods, she deserves this
to her memory.
From Geneva Gazette 25 September 1903
Hezekiah A. Hood, one of the most prominent retired farmers in
this section, died at his home north of this city near Oaks Corners
last night, aged eighty-six years. In his younger days Mr. Hood was a
well-known resident of this city having resided here for thirty years
previous to moving to the country, where he has live for forty more
years. During his residence in Geneva he was prominent in the affairs
town and for a number of years was foreman of the old Mutual Hook and
Ladder company, one of the first of Geneva's fire companies. Mr. Hood
is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charles Parker of Oaks Corners and
Miss Nellie Hood of this city and two sons, William J. Hood of
Woodstock, Canada, and Frank C. Hood of Oaks Corners. The funeral will
from his late home at two o'clock Sunday afternoon. Burial will be made
in the Washington street cemetery in this city.
From Geneva Gazette 9 June 1899
Probably Suicide in Phelps - Last Tuesday afternoon the body of Spencer
a farmer residing three and one-half miles southwest of
Phelps, was found dead in a gravel pit with a gunshot wound just under
his heart. The deceased had seemed somewhat indisposed and
suffering from melancholia of late, worried over the illness of his
wife. He was 52 years old and leaves a wife and two sons of adult
age, also two sisters, Mrs. Samuel Cuddeback and Mrs. James
Hammond. An inquest followed conducted by Dr. Connelly of Clifton
Springs, assistant coroner.
From Ontario County Journal 9 June 1899
Phelps, N. Y. - This place was greatly shocked last Tuesday
afternoon when it was reported on the street that Spencer Hooper, a
well-known citizen and farmer, had shot himself. The circumstances of
the case are as follows: the deceased, who had purchased the Frank
Vosburg farm which adjoins the D. S. Crittenden farm, about three miles
south of the village, was at work as usual on the day of the shooting.
He, with others, had been engaged in working on the road in the
forenoon drawing gravel, he working until about 11 o'clock. About that
time he took his shot gun, remarking that he was going down to the corn
lot to shoot crows which were pulling his corn. Nothing more was seen
of him, and as he did not return at the dinner hour his younger son,
Robert, went to look for him. After searching for some time he found
him lying on his back along side of a fence, dead, with a gunshot wound
in his breast, from which the blood was flowing. A fresh cut stick
about a yard in length was found by his side which would indicate that
he had used it in firing off the gun, which was a hammerless one. The
charge entered the region of the heart and death must have been
instantaneous. Dr. Vanderhoof was called but could do nothing. No
motive for the rash act can be given by the family, excepting that he
was of a very nervous disposition and he had brooded more or less for
the past year on account of sickness in his family. He was only 50
years of age and leaves, besides a wife, two sons, Thaddeus and Robert.
Coroner Archer of Clifton Springs took charge of the remains.
From Geneva Gazette 5 January 1877
It becomes our painful duty to announce the death of Mr. John
Hopgood which occurred early last Wednesday morning -- aged about
64 years. The event has been looked for from day to day for
several weeks past. He was afflicted with dropsy with a tendency of the
disease to the heart, and it was but too apparent that when that vital
organ should be attacked the end was at hand. Few business men in
our community were better know or more deservedly respected. For
35 or 40 years he carried on the blacksmithing business, corner of
Washington and Pulteney sts. and from early morn to late at night was
heard the cheerful ring of his anvil. Industry brought its sure
reward. As constant as at labor of week days was
his attendance on Church worship on the Sabbath. Whoever else's
pew might be vacant, his was occupied when not debarred by illness. And
it may truly be said of him that in all the relations of life he
illustrated the character of "God's noblest work -- an honest
From Geneva Gazette 22 May 1891
Obituary - MRS. MARY HOPGOOD, widow of the late John Hopgood, died
residence on Washington street on the 18th inst. aged __ years.
She was an English lady of exemplary character -- a kind neighbor and
sympathizing friend. She had resided in Geneva about fifty
years. Her husband died many years ago. Two children
survive -- Mrs. J. I. Mitchell and an invalid, bed-ridden
daughter. The funeral of Mrs. Hopgood took place Wednesday
From Victor Herald 15 December 1905
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - A. H. Hopkins, aged 87 years, the oldest
resident of this town, passed away quietly at his home last Tuesday
morning after a lingering illness. Mr. Hopkins was very highly
respected in this community. He leaves four children: three sons,
Harry, Charles and Benjamin, all of this town, and one daughter, Mrs.
Cora Hollingsworth of New York City. The funeral was held from the late
home Thursday morning, Rev. Newton W. Bates, officiating. Interment was
in the Rural Cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 20 February 1901
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. A. H. Hopkins occurred
place Thursday at the age of 74 years. She is survived by her
husband, three sons and one daughter. The funeral was held from her
late residence Saturday afternoon.
From Ontario County Journal 8 April 1910
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - On Saturday afternoon, the funeral
of Benjamin W. Hopkins was held from the home of his late
parents, Deacon and Mrs. Hamilton Hopkins. Mr. Hopkins died in a
hospital in Buffalo, where he had been ill only three days with
pneumonia. His wife and brother, Charles Hopkins, were with him. The
deceased was born in this town 53 years ago and always resided here
until about four years ago, when he moved to Honeoye Falls. Mr. Hopkins
had a bright, genial nature and a host of friends in this vicinity, who
will mourn his untimely death. He always took an active part in the
work of the Congregational church, of which he was a member, and for a
number of years was a member of the choir. He was always interested in
helping along any work the townspeople were interested in, and for a
number of terms was principal of the village school. About twenty-five
years ago he was united in marriage with Miss Frances Bushnell of Bath,
who, with an adopted daughter, Sarah, survive him; also one sister,
Mrs. Cora Hollingsworth of New York City; and two brothers, Harry and
Charles Hopkins of this village. Rev. Mr. Hallock of Honeoye Falls
officiated at the funeral and during his remarks alluded feelingly to
the love the deceased always evinced toward little ones. Interment was
made in the Rural cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 18 July 1890
MRS. S. W. HOPKINS - Died at her residence on Genesee
street Sunday night last after a painful illness of several
months. In her death the North Church loses one of its most
zealous and useful members, and the community a bright exemplar of all
that is good and noble in womanly character. We find the
following sketch of deceased contributed to
the Rochester Union:
Mrs. Catherine L. Foster Hopkins was the eldest of four
daughters of the late Rev. Amos Foster, and was born at Carrington, N.
Y., September 8 1844. Her father was at that time a successful
Presbyterian pastor of the town. From there the family removed to
East Charlemont, Mass., where Mr. Foster continued his pastoral duties
until 1870, when on a visit to his daughter, the wife of Rev. E. S.
Kelsey, who then resided on Genesee street, Geneva, he died. In
1855 Miss Foster was married to S.
W. Hopkins of Northampton, Mass., and in 1871 removed with him to
Geneva, and although almost all the time
she was in poor health, yet she was a most successful church
worker. For two or three years a class of young men and women met
at her home weekly on winter evenings for reading
and instruction in art. Her latest Christian work was
with a class of ten young ladies of the North Presbyterian Church
Sunday School who met weekly and sewed for the benefit of missions, and
each year a fair for the sale of these articles made by them
was held at her house, and the proceeds wee sent to some mission where
they would do the most good. Mrs. Hopkins will be greatly missed
and especially by the young people of the North Presbyterian
Church. The remains of Mrs. Hopkins were conveyed to Cambridge,
Mass., her former home, for interment.
From Ontario County Chronicle 25 February 1903
Mrs. Charles H. Hopkins died at her home in North Bloomfield at an
early hour Monday morning, aged 48 years. she had been ill of
peritonitis only five days. She is survived by three daughters, two
sons and two brothers, County Clerk Porter F. Leech and Mark Leech of
Canandaigua. The deceased was the mother of Miss Nan Hopkins,
well-known in Canandaigua.
From Geneva Gazette 27 September 1889
A very sudden and unexpected death occurred in Phelps last
Friday. Major H. H. Hopkins, a prominent farmer living
about one mile southwest of the village, died in his chair at his
breakfast table without a moment's warning. He had just finished
eating and while sitting in his chair his head dropped on his breast,
and when his only daughter, Lottie, who was in the room, reached him,
he was gone. Mr. Hopkins went out during the war as captain of
148th regiment, enlisting in Aug., 1862, and returned at the close of
the war as major, having been through every skirmish and engagement of
the regiment. He was about 62 years of
age and leaves a son and daughter.
From Ontario County Journal 11 June 1897
Honeoye, N. Y. - Mrs. Jane L. Hopkins, aged nearly 83 years,
died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. George N. Swan, on Sunday
evening, May 30. The burial was on Tuesday in Scottsburg.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 March 1897
There occurred this morning the death of Mrs. Mary M. Hopkins, aged
She has been ailing for some time and the end came this
morning at 9 o'clock at her residence, corner of Hamilton and Pulteney
streets. Mrs. Hopkins was the widow of the late William R. Hopkins.
Among the relatives who were very solicitous of the sickness of Mrs.
Hopkins was her cousin, Mrs. Mary Murray Spencer, who resides at No.
108 William street. See also obituary for Mary Murray Spencer.
From Victor Herald 3 December 1892
Wm. H. Hopkins died at his home on West Main street in this
village last Saturday morning after a protracted illness. The funeral
services were held from the house on Monday. Mr. Hopkins was born in
what is now the town of West Bloomfield in 1827. When a small lad his
parents moved in this village, and lived in the house now owned by
Seneca Boughton, on Moore's avenue. A few years after the family
removed to the old hotel stand at the west end of the village and kept
what was known as Hopkins Tavern for a number of years. William was
in the Public school of this village and a very apt, bright pupil. In
he enlisted as a private in Co. K 1st N. Y. Vols., and served with his
regiment until it was mustered out. For some time previous to his death
he drew a pension from the government. In early life he was a member of
the Masonic fraternity, but dropped his connection with that only some
ago. He leaves a son, Frank A. Hopkins.
From Ontario County Journal 4 September 1896
Canadice, N. Y. - Mrs. Leah Hoppough, widow of the late Frederick
Hoppough, died at the residence of her son, Lewis, last Sunday. She
leaves three sons, Emery of Wayland; John H. of Richmond; Lewis F. of
Canadice; and two daughters, Mrs. Addie Schu of Wayland, and Mrs.
Hyland Hicks of Canadice, to mourn her loss.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 11 October 1905
Honeoye, N. Y. - Phila A. Hoppough, wife of John Hoppough,
died suddenly of apoplexy at her home Friday afternoon, Oct. 6, aged 59
years and 10 months. Mrs. Hoppough's death was a great shock to her
children and friends as she was to all appearance as well as usual
Friday morning. She was the daughter of Jason Coykendall and was born
in the town of Canadice. Besides her husband, she leaves two sons and
one daughter, Mrs. George Ross, to mourn her loss. The family have the
sympathy of their friends and neighbors in their sorrow.
From Ontario County Journal 23 June 1893
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Joseph Hopson died at the home of
her daughter in this village Monday. She leaves two daughters and three
sons residing in East Bloomfield and Canandaigua.
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