"Hu" to "Hun" Obituaries
From Geneva Gazette 5 June 1833
Died, at Cohocton, Steuben county, on the 15th inst., of
consumption, Mrs. Abigail Hubbard, in the 27th year of her
age, wife of Mr. Salman Hubbard, merchant, and daughter of Mr. James
Sears, formerly of this village. Her remains were brought to this place
and the funeral attended at the
Presbyterian meeting house. An appropriate discourse was delivered by
Mr. Hubbard of Dansville, from 1 Cor. 7, 29-30. Those alone who have
and most intimately known Mrs. H. can appreciate her worth. Here were
unobtrusive excellencies of an amiable disposition, an affectionate
and an ardent, uniform and consistent piety. During a protracted and
sickness, she was never known to betray the least impatience; but
the grave with the same christian cheerfulness and fortitude which had
her happier days.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 April 1908
Mrs. Eliza Hubbard, widow of the late Erastus Hubbard, died this
at her home, No. 488 Exchange street. She was 88 years old. Her
are one son, Charles Hubbard, and one daughter, Mrs. W. E. Thompson.
funeral will take place Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock from the house
will be private. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., will officiate and burial
be made in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 June 1909
Mrs. S. A. Hubbard of this city died Saturday at the home of her
sisters, Mrs. Harriet Furber and Mrs. Caroline Balch of Constantia, N.
Y., after a short illness of pneumonia. The funeral took place on
Monday morning and the remains were taken to Bridgeport, N. Y., for
burial. The deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs. F. H. Nichols of
No. 152 Main street, with whom the deceased had lived.
From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 12 July 1906
Mr. T. S. Hubbard of Genesee street died very suddenly last
Thursday night. He had been about all day. No doubt it was a stroke of
apoplexy. He was quite well-to-do, an extensive vineyardist, and we
believe was the introducer of Niagara grapes in this section. He was
strongly Republican, but given a great deal to temperance. He was so
firm in his politics that he could see no good whatever in a Democrat.
We heard him introduce a resolution once, however, calling for
"non-partisan" committee, consisting of three Republicans and two
Democrats. There were at one time some farmers in the towns near here
who regretted that Niagara grapes were ever cultivated.
From Victor Herald 7 November 1891
On Friday afternoon last, Dr. Wm. A. Hubbard, of East
Bloomfield, was found unconscious. All efforts to arouse him were in
vain and Dr. Mead was summoned. He applied restoratives but the patient
was beyond human aid and died at eight o'clock in the evening. The
coroner was called and an inquest held on Saturday. The jury rendered a
verdict of death from an overdose of morphine administered by his own
hand. The deceased was a physician of ability and bright prospects and
stood well in his profession. He was thirty-two years of age and leaves
father and one sister.
From Ontario County Journal 9 March 1894
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Delia Hubbell died on Wednesday last
at the home of her niece, Mrs. Henry M. Steele, with whom she had
resided for some time. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. M.
L. Stimson and the remains were taken to Canandaigua for interment. The
deceased was 74 years of age.
From Geneva Gazette 23 April 1869
Massacred - By a letter published in the Phelps Citizen of
Friday last, it appears that Judge Jarvis Hubbell, brother of
Geo. Hubbell, Esq., of Phelps, was murdered by the Indians in January
last, whilst riding in a stage on the plains between El Paso and Fort
Davis, Texas. He was 52 years of age.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 November 1905
Canandaigua, N. Y. - At her home on Main Street North yesterday
morning occurred the death of Mrs. Mary Chapin, wife of Walter
S. Hubbell. She had been in ill health for some time, but
death at the
end was sudden, and due to a weak heart. Mrs. Hubbell was the daughter
of Spencer and Eliza Chapin, and was born in this village about 80
years ago. Her death breaks one of the few remaining links between
the old and new Canandaigua. Her parents were of the oldest and most
respected families who gave early Canandaigua such a marked distinction
as an intellectual center. Mrs. Hubbell received her education in
the Ontario Female Seminary, which lives now only in name. She married
Walter S. Hubbell fifty-eight years ago. Of their five children, two
survive, Henry S. Hubbell and Miss Minnie Hubbell, both of this
village. Rev. Lewis T. Reed will officiate at the funeral services at 3
o'clock Saturday afternoon.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 October 1906
Mary Chapin Hubbell died at her home
on Main street north on Tuesday, aged 66 years. She is survived by her
father, Walter S. Hubbell.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 December 1909
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Walter Seymour Hubbell died at his residence
on North Main street at 6 o'clock yesterday morning at the age of 87
years. Death resulted from a stroke of apoplexy. He had been ill for
several months. Mr. Hubbell was born at this place. He was the son of
Walter Hubbell, a lawyer, who came here from Connecticut. His mother
was a daughter of Oliver Phelps, one of the purchasers of the Phelps
and Gorham Tract. W. S. Hubbell was a Democrat in politics and by
profession was an attorney. He leaves but two grandchildren, Walter and
Elizabeth Hubbell, both of this place.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 September 1906
John Huber, aged 67 years, died last night at twelve o'clock at the
home of Samuel S. Nagel, No. 308 Washington street. The deceased has
resided in this city for the past thirty years and has been employed by
Mr. Nagel. The funeral will take place tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. from Mr.
Nagel's home. Burial will be in Glenwood.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 November 1906
Naples, N. Y. - John A. Huber died suddenly yesterday morning at 3
o'clock. He came from Germany when 13 years
old and enlisted in the New York infantry, Company G, 107th Regiment,
July 29. 1862, and was discharged for disability February 17th, 1963.
He joined Company G, Third New York Cavalry, July 15th, 1864, and was
mustered out at the close of the war. He took part in the following
Antietam, Spottsylvania, Wilderness, Cold Harbor, Chickehomy,
Manchester and Cedar Creek. He was a member of Bingham Post, G. A. R.
to Naples in 1867 and planted a large vineyard. He was married to Mary
Rhine the same year. Seven children survive him, John Louis, Edgar
of Naples; Fred of Rochester; and Mrs. Charles McNeil and Margaret
of Naples, and Mary Merrell of California.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 August 1909
Mrs. Agnes Huck, wife of Frank Huck, died suddenly this morning at
about 8:30 o'clock at the family residence, No. 24 Courtland street.
Death was due to acute indigestion and heart disease, from which she
has suffered severe attacks. She was apparently in her usual health
this morning and was about the house early and got breakfast. About
7:30 o'clock she was taken ill and Dr. C. D. McCarthy and Rev. S. V.
McPadden were summoned as she was in critical condition. She rapidly
grew worse and within an hour had passed away. She would have been 49
years old in October. She was born in Brockport. After her marriage she
lived in Rochester for about fifteen years and for ten years has
resided in this city. Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter,
Miss Etta Huck, a son, Florenz Huck of this city; one sister, Mrs. T.
H. Waterhouse of Rochester; two brothers, William Cunningham of Depew
and John Cunningham of Brockport; her father, Patrick Cunningham of
this city. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 6 July 1916
Oliver Hudnutt, of Shirley street, was instantly killed
while working as yard conductor in the Lehigh Valley yards at
about 6:15 o'clock on Saturday morning. The unfortunate man had just
given an order to his engineer and passed over two tracks to attend to
some cars that were being switched there. As he approached the cars he
stumbled and fell, his head striking a column bolt on one of the cars.
falling to the ground, his head lay on the tracks and he was horribly
by the wheels passing over it, they striking him at the mouth. It is
belief of railroad men that he was dead before striking the rails, as
of his brains were later found on the column bolt. Coroner D. A.
was summoned and after viewing the remains ordered them removed to the
undertaking rooms of J. M. Stoddard & Sons here. They were later
to his home in Shirley street. An inquest will be held by the Coroner.
Oliver Hudnutt was born in Canada 43 years ago. He was also a resident
of Mt. Pleasant, Mich., for some time, removing from that place to
Shortsville about four years ago. He was married to Miss Mary Truax of
Medina, on December 4, 1900. He was a member of the Brotherhood of
Railway Trainmen, of Manchester, and of the Order of Moose of
Canandaigua. The survivors are his wife and one young daughter, Miss
Thelma Hudnutt, of this village; two brothers, Rev. J. E. Hudnutt of
Belding, Mich., and Stephen Hudnutt
of Mt. Pleasant, Mich., and one sister, Mrs. May Griffith, also of Mt.
Pleasant. The funeral services were held from the family home on Monday
afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. E. S. Annable, pastor of
the M. E. church. The services were in charge of the Trainmen Lodge of
Manchester. The interment was made in Brookside cemetery in this
From Geneva Daily Times 14 October 1908
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Henry C. Hudson, of Farmington, died
yesterday morning at the Thompson Memorial Hospital. His age was 73
years. He leaves a brother, Joel Hudson, of Rome, N. Y.; a sister, of
New Hartford, N. Y., and a nephew, W. C. Woodworth of Farmington.
From Geneva Gazette 17 August 1900
Sudden Death in Seneca - Last Sunday Robert Hudson of
Seneca was found dead in bed at his home one and one-half miles east of
Hall's Corners. He was 65 years old and is survived by two sons
and four daughters. A few
particulars are given by the Courier: Dr. J. C. Robinson of Halls was
immediately notified and he notified Coroner H. D. Weyburn of this
city. The Coroner proceeded at once to the residence of the
deceased, where an autopsy was held. The Coroner was assisted in
the autopsy by Dr. Robinson and Dr. D. S. Allen of Number Nine.
The cause of death was given accordingly. The funeral took
place from Seneca Presbyterian church at 11 o'clock yesterday morning.
Rev. A. B. Temple officiated. Interment was at Number Nine.
From Ontario County Journal 7 December 1883
Canadice, N. Y. - Mr. Allen Huff, an old resident of this town,
died quite suddenly on Thursday morning, Nov. 22d. He had been in usual
good health for some time, until the Sunday previous he suffered a
shock of paralysis and another the following Tuesday, from which he
never realized anything. His funeral services were held at his
residence on Sunday, and were attended by a large concourse of
people from this and adjoining towns. Rev. S. M. Day, of Honeoye,
conducted the services. His remains were interred in Lake View
Cemetery, at Honeoye. Mr. Huff was much respected by all; a man of
sound judgment, who had a kind word for all. A wife and three children
mourn his loss.
From Ontario County Journal 14 January 1910
Richmond, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. M. C. Huff at her
home west of this village on Wednesday of last week, had been for weeks
almost hourly expected. For the past three months she had been a
patient sufferer. Mrs. Huff was about 75 years old, and was born and
had lived her whole life in this town. She was the mother of four
children, all of whom survive, Mrs. Clara Jackson of Buffalo; John Huff
of Caledonia, and Andrew and Jefferson of this town. She had been for
many years a member of the Congregational church and was an earnest,
influential church worker. Her pleasant farm home was always open and
all were welcome, and many is the pleasant social gathering to be
recalled there. The funeral was held from her late home on Saturday,
Rev. A. C. Dill officiating, with interment in the family lot in
From Ontario County Journal 23 September 1892
Honeoye, N. Y. - Makicous F. Huff, whose illness was noted in last
week's Journal, died on Tuesday evening, Sept. 13, aged 60 years. The
burial certificate testified that his death was owing to typhoid fever,
ending in pneumonia, though he had not been really well for several
months. Mr. Huff was well-known throughout the county and his death is
universally regretted. Friends from Buffalo, Rochester, East
Bloomfield, Seneca Castle and Union Springs attended the funeral
services which were held from his late home on Thursday at 3 p.m. The
Rev. Mr. Day was the clergyman in attendance. Three sons, a daughter
and his widow are left of his immediate family. The interment was in
Lake View Cemetery, Honeoye.
From Ontario County Chronicle 6 March 1901
Mrs. Margaret Huff, aged about 60 years, died at her home in
Foster street last evening. She leaves a daughter and
From Geneva Daily Times 20 September 1904
Canandaigua, N. Y. - The funeral of James Hughes, of
who died Monday, was held this morning. The deceased was 70
years old and is survived by his wife, five daughters, Mrs.
Edward Cone, Mrs. P. Fallon, and Misses Lizzie and Mary Hughes of this
village, Miss Julia Hughes of Rochester, and one
son, James Hughes of this village.
From Ontario County Journal 17 April 1891
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Patrick Hughes died at her home in this
place Saturday at 10 a.m. of old age. She had been confined to the bed
about two weeks. Her age was 84 years. The funeral was observed in the
Catholic church Monday morning.
From Ontario County Journal 11 October 1895
Naples, N. Y. - Legrand Hughson, of South Bristol, died on Tuesday
night, after an illness of years. He was about 60 years of age, and a
man of prominence in his town. He had lived most of his life on the
same farm where he died. He leaves two children and a widow.
From Geneva Gazette 19 March 1834
Died, at his residence in this town, on the 20th instant, Major
John Huie, aged 62. In the last war, Major Huie (then a Captain)
commanded a company of volunteer Militia in Gen. P. B. Porter's
Brigade, and was one of the heroic defenders of Fort Erie during its
memorable siege in 1814. In
the Battle under the walls of the Fort, on the 17th Sept. of that year,
received a severe wound, from the effects of which he never entirely
recovered. His country acknowledged his claims to the character of a
brave warrior and patriotic citizen in days of trial and danger, and
granted him a liberal pension.
He closed his life at peace with his fellow men and with his Creator;
all admit he was among the noblest works of God, an honest man.
From Ontario County Chronicle 6 February 1901
Rushville, N. Y. - Wm. Huie, who has been sick
since last September, died suddenly of heart failure Sunday evening.
Mr. Huie has all his life lived in this town or vicinity, and will
be much missed. His first wife was Mary Sturdevant, whose brother,
Eliphat Sturdevant, still resides here. They had four children, Mrs.
James Thayer and Mary Huie of Penn Yan, Herbert and Hattie Huie of
Springfield, Mass. About six years ago he married for his second wife
Mrs. Mary Horton, who survives him. No arrangements for the funeral
be made until his children arrive.
From Ontario County Journal 8 June 1888
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Wm. S. Huie died Sunday evening, June
3d, 1888, aged 47 years. She was seriously slick but a few days and her
death is greatly mourned. For a long time she
has been a faithful member of the M. E. church and has occupied a
place in the choir for several years. She will be missed by her family
and church. The friends have the sympathy of all.
From Geneva Gazette 18 August 1876
The funeral of Mr. John W. Huke, who died in Hopewell on
the 15th inst., took place yesterday in Geneva. The cortege from the
country was met by many sorrowing friends -- among them his brethren of
the Masonic Lodge -- in the western suburbs of our village and escorted
thence to the M. E. Church
where appropriate services were held. Deceased had been an active
member of that church for many years, filling for a time most zealously
and acceptably the responsible post of Sabbath School Superintendent.
When a few years ago he left us to enter upon business in Clifton
Springs, he did not flag for a moment in his Christian work, but
manifested the same devotedness there as here in the service of his
Master. The M. E. Clergy both of Geneva and Clifton were
present at his funeral, and successively paid feeling and deserved
tribute to his exalted worth as a Christian and in all the relations of
family and with community. He leaves a wife and one child.
From Victor Herald 5 February 1904
Mrs. Anson Hulbert died at her home, southwest of this village,
Saturday morning about nine o'clock after several months' illness. She
was confined to her bed only a few weeks. Blood poisoning was the
direct cause of death. Mrs. Hulbert was formerly Miss Flora Hunt and
her death occurred on the forty-second anniversary of her birth at
about the same hour. She was born in this town and had always resided
here. Mrs. Hulbert is survived by her husband; four sons, Charles,
Frank, Norman and Leslie; and a two-year-old daughter, Stata, all
residing at the family home. She is also survived by her mother, who is
74 years of age, and seven sisters: Sarah Ann, who resides with the
mother in this town; Carrie, wife of Edward Bristol, of this village;
Mary, wife of John Jones, of Mendon; Melissa, wife of John Smith of
Fishers; Mrs. Martha Dwyer of this place; Lillian, wife of Arthur
Collins, and Mabel, wife of Orin Adams, both of this town; and six
brothers, Stephen of Perinton; Allen E. of this town; John B. of
Rockford, Mich.; Charles H., Ulysus G. and Thomas B. Hunt, all of
Fishers. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock from
the house. Rev. Frank W. Hill, pastor of the Presbyterian church, this
village, officiated. Interment was had in Boughton Hill cemetery. Mr.
Hulbert and his family have the sympathy of the entire community.
From Ontario County Journal 13 September 1895
Naples, N. Y. - Another young mother was buried Tuesday, Mrs.
Charles Hulburt, aged 25 years, who died one week after the birth
of a child, leaving a husband and one other little child. Her home was
in Springwater, just over the Naples line. Interment was in Hunt's
From Ontario County Journal 10 November 1882
Naples, N. Y. - Another death of an old lady occurred on Wednesday
of last week. Mrs. Edwin Hulburt, mother of John H. Hulburt,
of this village, passed away at the good age of seventy-nine. She
was prepared for death by an upright life. She was buried in Hunt's
Hollow, beside her husband.
From Ontario County Journal 18 August 1899
Naples, N. Y. - Henry Hulburt died on Thursday at his home in West
Hollow of a cancer of which he had suffered many years. He was about 65
years of age.
From Ontario County Journal 2 February 1894
Naples, N. Y. - Lieutenant John H. Hulbert died, after years of
helplessness, on Saturday last, at the age of 51 years. His death is
the direct result of his army disabilities and wounds. He was a member
of Company K, 126 Reg., N. Y. Vols., of which company the lamented
Charles Wheeler of Canandaigua was Captain. Lieutenant Hulbert was
promoted from Corporal. He was with his regiment in all their hardships
and battles until May, 1864, when, in The Wilderness, he was struck
down by severe wounds. He was a native of Naples, the son of Edwin and
Elizabeth Hulbert. He married, in 1881, Miss Flora Corwin, who has
lovingly cared for him in these last years of feebleness. For four
years he had required constant care, having lost, largely, the use of
his limbs and the power of speech. Bingham Post, G. A. R., of this
place, of which deceased was a member, attended the funeral in a body,
on Tuesday, and Captain I. A. Seamans of the same company made a
fitting address. Rev. E. G. Piper was the officiating clergyman.
From Victor Herald 6 October 1905
The death of Mark Hulburt, one of the oldest residents of
Victor, occurred at his home, two miles west of this village, Thursday
morning, at the age of eighty-six years. Death came as a result of a
gradual wearing out of life's powers and not without warning for Mr.
Hulburt had been noticeably failing for several years. He was an
active, whole-souled, genial man, who enjoyed a large acquaintance and
made friends wherever he went. His wife and four children survive: Mrs.
Hester Davis of Kansas City, Mo.; Henry of Los Angeles, Cal.; Frank, of
Shortsville; and George of Victor. The funeral will be held at the
family home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. F. W. Hill
From Ontario County Journal 25 October 1889
Rushville, N. Y. - Mr. William Hulburt died very suddenly on
Saturday morning at the age of 66 years. He went out of business
last spring on account of failing health. He was on the street a short
time before his death.
From Ontario County Journal 21 March 1890
Miller's Corners, N. Y. - Mr. H. C. Hull died March 7th, aged
71 years. His funeral was held on the following Sunday at the Quaker
meeting house at Mendon Center. Mr. Hull was an upright man and a good
citizen, and was highly respected by his neighbors and the community
generally. He leaves a widow and two sons, Arthur and Oscar.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 February 1909
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Daniel M. Hulse, assistant postmaster of this
village for over thirty years and a prominent member of the Grand Army
of the Republic, died suddenly at his home Saturday night. He was found
dead by members of his family shortly after he had retired for the
night, at 9 o'clock. The cause of death is believed to have been heart
disease. The deceased was 73 years of age, and was born in Orange
county, New York. Mr. Hulse was at one time past junior vice-commander
of the Department of New York, G. A. R. For several years he was
commander of Albert M. Murray Post, G. A. R., in this village. He
enlisted in the Civil War in Company A, Fiftieth Regiment of Engineers,
as a private, and left the service as lieutenant. He served on the
staff of General Burnham as aid. Mr. Hulse took an active part in Grand
Army work, and was, also, active in municipal affairs. For two terms he
was president of the village and served for two years as trustee of the
village. He was appointed deputy postmaster by F. C. Chamberlain in
1878, and since that time had been absent from his duties only for a
couple of days. He has lived in this village for over forty years. He
was at his duties as usual Saturday, and seemed to be in good health
and spirits. Mr. Hulse leaves his wife, two sons, Ferdinand, of
Canandaigua, and William of Clifton Springs, and one grandson, William
Farnham, of Canandaigua.
From Ontario Republican Times 2 July 1862
Died, on the 23d of June, 1862, James Hulse, son of J. D.
Hulse of Bristol. He joined a company of Artillery last fall, and left
friends and home and united his future destiny with the thousands of
other brave and noble sons who have gone forth to share in the dangers
of the battlefield. When he arrived at Staten Island, he was taken ill,
from which he never recovered. He suffered long and patiently. He often
wrote to his father and mother comforting letters, expressing his hope
of recovery; but if otherwise directed by Him who has the destinies of
nations in his hands, he was ready to obey His call. His parents were
in getting him home some eleven days before he died. His last moments
were peaceful and happy. A large assembly of neighbors and friends
his funeral, thus expressing their sympathy for the bereaved parents
brothers and one lonely sister. The funeral was attended by the writer
the consolations that the christian religion can give were tendered
the text. "For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the
The corpse was followed by a respectable procession, some thirteen
to his last resting place in South Bristol, where it will remain until
the morn of the resurrection.
From Ontario County Journal 8 December 1882
Victor, N. Y. - Mr. Abraham Humphrey, for so long time a resident
died last week at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Palmer, in South
Norwalk, Conn. The remains were brought to this place for interment in
the Boughton Hill Cemetery. The funeral occurred from the residence of
Mrs. L. P. Miller, on Sunday. Services were conducted by Rev. Mr.
From Ontario County Journal 1 November 1895
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Caroline Humphrey died of consumption at her
home on East Main street last Friday night, aged 62 years. The deceased
survived her husband, the late Evans Humphrey, a little over four
months. The funeral services were held from the residence last Monday
afternoon at 2 o'clock, and interment made in the family plot on the
farm near West Junius.
From Geneva Courier 28 May 1879
Mr. Charles Humphrey, of Oaks Corners, died very suddenly on
Friday night, probably of heart disease. He came into the house
with some eggs in his hands, called to his wife to take them quickly,
and fell to the floor. He expired in half an hour. The
funeral took place on Sunday. Mr. Humphrey leaves a wife and
several children, all grown up.
From Geneva Gazette 30 May 1879
Sudden Death - Charles Humphrey, a native, life-long and
well-known resident of Phelps, died very suddenly last Friday evening,
as is reported from a stroke of paralysis. He survived the attack
only about two hours. He was a large, robust man about 50 years
old, and to all appearances the embodiment of perfect health. He
had been twice married, by his first wife leaving several grown-up
children. His second marriage was consummated but a few years
ago, which second wife remains to mourn the loss of a most excellent
husband. We prized the deceased as one of our most prompt and
From Geneva Daily Times 3 June 1920
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Dewitt C. Humphrey, occurred
shortly after midnight yesterday morning, at his home in Church street,
at the age of 59 years. He had been in failing health for several
months but remained at work until about seven weeks ago. The deceased
a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Humphrey, was born in the eastern
section of the town of Phelps October 1st, 1860, and had spent
all his life in this community. For the last twenty-five years he had
a general trucking business in the village. Surviving relatives are his
wife, a daughter, Miss Lettie of Phelps; a son, Maxwell J. Humphrey of
Detroit, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Hunt of Phelps, Mrs. Claude
Mrs. Leulla Shaw of Rochester, and a brother, Hugh J. Humphrey of
Funeral services will be held at the family home at 2:30 Friday
and interment will be in Rest Haven cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 30 April 1902
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Earl Humphrey, aged 50 years, died Friday
morning, following a short illness of pneumonia. She is survived by her
husband and three brothers, George, David and John White, all of this
From Victor Herald 15 December 1894
Thursday morning Hiram Humphrey came to this village to do
some errands, get his mail, etc. A little
after 11 o'clock he went into the public sitting room of the Victor
House and chatted with a friend a few moments. When he arose to
go out he fell to the floor, but got upon his feet and was assisted to
a chair. It was seen that he was ill and he was taken to a room
across the hall and laid on a couch. Dr. Jackson was summoned, and
upon examination his condition was considered critical. Mrs. Humphrey
was hastily summoned, but before she arrived he had relapsed into a
comatose state from which he did not rally, and at 3 o'clock he quietly
passed away. The physicians pronounced it a case of apoplexy. The
remains were taken in charge by Mr. Curtice and removed to his
late home during the evening.
Mr. Humphrey was one of Victor's most respected citizens. He was born
in this town February 2, 1833, the son of Rufus Humphrey, who was one
of the early settlers of this town, and the inventor of the threshing
machine cylinder. Hiram received a good education in the country school
and at the Clinton Liberal
Institute. He was engaged in work for one of the railroads running
out of Chicago for a short time, but returned to this town to care for
his father's business. Nov. 7th, 1866, he was married to Sarah A.
Miller, sister of our townsman, L. P. Miller. One child, a daughter,
born to them, who with her mother mourns a kind parent and husband. In
politics Mr. Humphrey was a staunch Republican and he has served the
in the capacity of assessor and other town offices. He was a faithful
attendant at the Universalist church, and contributed liberally of his
time and means to its support. Besides his wife and daughter, he leaves
two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. L. P. Miller, of this town, Mrs.
Guy Collins, of Mertensia, Chas. I. Humphrey of Chicago, Ill., and
Lucien M. Humphrey of Jamestown, Dakota. The funeral services will be
held from his late home Sunday at 2 p.m. The services will be conducted
by Rev. Mr. Bard.
From Victor Herald 19 May 1905
Ira Elmore Humphrey died at his beautiful farm home on Boughton
Hill, Saturday, May 13th. Mr. Humphrey was eighty-six years of age. He
was the son of Luman and Philinda Dryer Humphrey and was born in
Victor, where he spent his entire life.
Mr. Humphrey had been ill for many weeks, experiencing a general
breakdown, due to old age. Many times he was at death's door, but the
magnificent vitality which had made him one of the most active of men,
resisted dissolution and renewed the battle for life. The end was
peaceful, the tired body giving up from sheer exhaustion. For thirty
years Mr. Humphrey lived upon the farm where he died, tilling it
successfully. He was a member of the Methodist church and a staunch
Republican, taking a lively interest in affairs of town and state,
though he never held political office. He was an upright man and a good
citizen who enjoyed the confidence and respect of all who knew him.
Mr. Humphrey's wife died some years ago, and he is survived by five
daughters and four sons, Mrs. Wilbur Nelson, Victor; Mrs. Isaac Wells,
Perinton; Mrs. Helen H. Holdridge, Honeoye Falls; Miss Mary L. Humphrey
and Miss Harriet Humphrey, Victor; Luman H. and Otis L. of Honeoye
Falls; Charles S., Canandaigua; and Ira Elmore Humphrey of Syracuse.
The funeral services were held from the home Monday afternoon and
interment made in Boughton Hill cemetery. Rev. Loren Stiles officiated.
From Victor Herald 8 April 1893
Mrs. Ira E. Humphrey died at her home on Sunday last. She had
been in usual good health till about two weeks ago, and her death was
quite unexpected. She was
born in E. Boylston, Mass., about sixty-one years ago, but spent her
early years in Wardsboro, Vt. While visiting friends in the west about
forty years ago, she made the acquaintance of Mr. Humphrey, soon after
they were married and came to live in this town which has been her home
ever since. She was a member of the M. E. church here, and was quite
active in church work till within a few years. Besides her husband, a
family of nine sons and daughters survive her, Charlotta, Mary,
Harriet, Leman, Ira E., Jr., and Mrs. Wilbur Nelson of Victor; Charles
of Canandaigua; Otis L. Humphrey and Mrs. John Holdridge of Honeoye
Falls. The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock,
Rev. R. W. Copeland, pastor to the Methodist Episcopal
church officiating. The interment was at the Boughton Hill Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 June 1908
Phelps, N. Y. - James Humphrey, aged about 70 years, died Friday
at his home on Jay street. He had been ill a long time with rheumatism.
Mr. Humphrey was a native of Ireland but had lived in Phelps for the
past forty years. He was a malster by occupation. His survivors are his
widow, and two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Lynch and Mrs. Spencer Westfall,
and a brother, John Humphrey, all of Phelps. The funeral took place
this afternoon and the services were conducted by Rev. George A.
Harvey, rector of St. John's Episcopal church.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 January 1910
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Humphrey, widow of the late James
Humphrey, died after a ten days' illness with pneumonia at her home on
Jay street last night. Mrs. Humphrey was 68 years of age. She was born
at Culimell, Tipperary county, Ireland, and in her early youth came to
this country, locating in Phelps. For nearly fifty years Mrs. Humphrey
occupied the home where she died. Surviving relatives are two
daughters, Mrs. Joseph Lynch and Mrs. S. V. Westfall of Phelps; a
sister, Mrs. Hannah Kent of this place and a brother, Lawrence
Bresnahan of Cheyenne, Wyo. The funeral services will be held at St.
Francis Catholic church Saturday morning.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 May 1922
Phelps, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Mary J. Humphrey, widow
the late Wellington Humphrey, whose death occurred Sunday evening at
her home in East Main street, after a long period of illness, was held
this afternoon. Interment was in Rest Haven Cemetery. Mrs. Humphrey,
who was 65 years old, was born in Phelps and had always lived in this
community. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Harold Higgs of Canandaigua,
and one son, Grover
Humphrey of Geneva.
From Ontario County Times 17 January 1877
Phelps, N. Y. - Mr. Oliver Humphrey, who lived near the Five
Points, met with a very sudden death last Friday, Jan. 5, It seems that
Mr. Humphrey was in the woods chopping, with his son-in-law, when a
falling limb struck him on the neck, breaking his neck and killing him
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 15 March 1871
Unavoidable delay in procuring the necessary facts has prevented us
from noticing earlier the decease of Mr. Rufus Humphrey, one
of the oldest and most respectable citizens of Ontario County. He died
on the 25th ult., at his residence in Victor, in the seventy-sixth year
of his age, being stricken insensible, almost with the suddenness of a
thunderbolt, by that
disease so common in modern times -- paralysis. Mr. H. was born in
Goshen, Litchfield county, Ct., whither his father removed to Vermont
when he was quite young. In 1818, the subject of this sketch being
then 28 years of age, and ambitious to seek his fortune in the
promising region of Western New York, came to Ontario county, where he
in coopering, and subsequently in the manufacture of plows and grain
cradles. In 1820 he made his first purchase of land in Victor. A short
time after he invented and perfected the first threshing machine
on the cylinder principle, on which he procured letters patent. He
prosecuted the manufacture of these machines, and put a large number in
operation, which continued to be used by farmers for a long time, ever
after the separator came into use. After operating in this enterprise
for a time, he purchased additional tracts of land, and devoted his
undivided attention to agriculture, in which occupation he continued up
to the time of his death. He was the father of a large family, seven of
whom survive him. Mr. Humphrey was a man of untiring energy, unswerving
integrity, and active in all matters of public concern. His death,
though occurring at an age prolonged somewhat beyond the allotted term,
and when little more could be reasonably expected from him, is deeply
regretted by the community in which he has so long been one of the most
valued members. Roch. Union
From Geneva Daily Times 9 January 1907
Otto L. Hungerbuhler, who for the past forty
years has been superintendent of the Glenwood cemetery, died yesterday
afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at his late home on Pulteney street. The
deceased was born in Switzerland in 1837 and by occupation was a civil
engineer. When Glenwood was first opened as a cemetery in 1873, the
cemetery commissioners appointed Hungerbuhler as sexton, which position
he has held ever since until a year ago when he suffered a stroke of
paralysis. Then the commissioners appointed Thomas F. Day as an
It is through Mr. Hungerbuhler's untiring effort that the cemetery has
been so beautifully laid out and adorned. He was very faithful and very
proficient. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at
3:30 o'clock and Rev. C. M. Sills, D. D., rector of Trinity church will
officiate. The burial will be in charge of the cemetery commissioners,
who have selected a special lot in which to make the interment.
From Ontario County Journal 22 February 1878
Bristol, N. Y. - The funeral of James G. Hunn, oldest son
of Nathan Hunn, was attended in the Universalist church at this place,
on Tuesday of last week. The very large congregation present on
that occasion attested
in stronger terms than words can do the deep sympathy felt by the whole
community for the bereaved parents and friends. The funeral
services were conducted by Rev. J. F. Gates, assisted by Rev. Mr.
White, of Branchport, and Rev's Dewey and Chandler of Bristol Center.
Mr. Thomas Hunn of Bristol Center found on his return home from
the funeral of his brother's son, a letter notifying him of the death
of his own oldest son, who had died
suddenly a few days before at Cedarville, Kansas. How truly is it
said that "in the midst of life, we are in death."
From Victor Herald 3 October 1902
Bristol, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Nathan Hunn, of
Canandaigua, occurred at the home of her son, Frank, last Friday. The
death was very sudden, being due to a shock of paralysis. She is
survived by one son, Frank, and one daughter, Mrs. William Pierce. The
funeral was held at her late home on Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. F. F.
Buckner, pastor of the Universalist church (of which the deceased was a
member) officiated. Burial was made here in the Evergreen cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 9 April 1902
Thomas M. Hunn died at his home in Bristol Center, April 2, 1902,
aged 79 years. Mr. Hunn was born in the town of Canandaigua, Aug. 28,
He came to this town when young and always resided here. He was married
to Fanny P. Gregg, Nov. 15, 1846, and was one of the prominent farmers
the town in his younger years and always active in what contributed to
best interest of the town. He was educated at Canandaigua Academy and
the Lyceum at Geneva and was much interested in the advancement of
education. He had been in poor health for a number of years and for the
past year confined to the house. Although the father has gone the
consoling thought of the son and family must be that they administered
to his every want and faithfully cared for him in his lingering illness.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 April 1896
The funeral of George D. Hunt, who died on Monday, was
held from the family residence on Genesee street at two o'clock this
afternoon. Interment was made in Glenwood.
From Ontario County Chronicle 14 September 1904
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Charles W. Hunt, died last Thursday
morning, Sept. 8, at her home near Fishers, after a several months'
illness. She was 75 years old. Mrs. Hunt was formerly Martha
Baldwin, and was born in Pittsford. The funeral was held Sunday
afternoon at the house. Rev. F. W. Hill of the Victor Presbyterian
church officiated. The remains were taken to Pittsford and interred in
the cemetery there. Thirteen children survive: Mrs. E. C. Bristol, Mrs.
Arthur Collins, Mrs. Martha Dwyer, Victor; Mrs. Orin Adams, Mrs. John
Smith, Miss Sarah Ann Hunt, Fishers; Mrs. John Jones, Mendon; Stephen
of Perinton; John B. of Michigan; Allen and Charles of Victor; and
Ulysses and Thomas of Fishers.
From Ontario County Journal 10 February 1882
Manchester, N. Y. - Micajah Hunt died at the residence of his
son-in-law, Mr. Luther Rice, Sunday night, aged 77 years.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 August 1902
Peter Hunt died at Hunt's Hollow, near Naples, Saturday, Aged 73
years. The deceased is survived by a wife, three sons and two
From Ontario County Times 30 December 1874
Victor, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Ransom Hunt was
attended at the Universalist Church last Sabbath at 2 p.m.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 February 1905
Mrs. Sibyl A. Hunt, seventy-one years of age, died at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. August L. Buchholz, No. 67 Madison street, at 8:40
o'clock last evening, after an illness of about two weeks. Mrs. Hunt
was the widow of Alfred Hunt of Varick, who died twenty-five years ago.
She had lived in Geneva eleven years, making her home with her only
child, Mrs. Buchholz. The funeral will be held from
the house Monday afternoon at 4:30. Rev. W. W. Weller, assisted by Rev.
J. W. Jacks, will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood.
From Ontario County Chronicle 16 January 1901
Manchester, N. Y. - Volney Hunt, an old man, 63 years of age,
who had been troubled with heart failure for
several years, was found dead on Thursday morning near the Lehigh
track on the back road leading from this place to Shortsville. Mr.
Hunt had been at Shortsville on Wednesday evening and started to return
to his home about 9 o'clock, and it is thought that he must have
been dead about twelve hours when found. Deceased is survived by a
wife in feeble health, one son and two daughters. The funeral was held
from his late home at 11 o'clock on Saturday morning, Rev. M. W. Covell
officiating; remains interred at Clifton Springs.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 April 1904
Y. - Mrs. Volney Hunt, sixty, died at her home in Manchester
yesterday morning, after a lingering illness of several months
duration. Her husband died two years ago. She is survived by two
daughters, Miss Blanche and Mrs. Maud Snedeker, both of Manchester, and
one son, Micajah V.
Hunt, of Shortsville. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at
two o'clock. Burial in Clifton Springs.
From Ontario County Journal 1 February 1895
North Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. W. R. Hunt, who has been in poor
health some time, died at her residence, Friday, at 1 o'clock. She is
survived by a husband and two daughters to mourn the loss of a kind and
loving wife and mother. She was one of eight sisters, six of whom are
living. She was well-known in the place, and loved by all who knew her.
Much sympathy is expressed to the relatives by all. Funeral services
were held at the house Sunday afternoon, at half past 2 o'clock.
From Ontario County Chronicle 23 October 1901
Willam Hunt, a native of England, but for forty-four years a
resident of this country, died at the home of his son, Willam, two
miles north of Phelps, early yesterday morning, in his seventy-eighth
year. A wife, one son, and one daughter, Mrs. Myron Crandall, all of
From Geneva Daily Times 16 October 1897
The funeral of Wilson G. Hunt, whose death occurred Thursday
as the result of a lamp explosion, will be held Sunday morning at ten
o'clock, from his late residence. The remains will be taken
to Romulus for interment. The funeral party will leave the city by
the 11 o'clock Lehigh Valley train.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 October 1916
The body of Thomas Hunter, aged 71 years, who died
yesterday at his home in Buffalo, was brought to Geneva this afternoon.
He is survived by his wife, who accompanied the body here. Funeral
services were held this afternoon at Whitney Cemetery, where interment
was made. Rev. A. B. Temple of Number Nine church officiated. Mr.
Hunter had been a motorman on the trolley road in Buffalo for 32 years.
From Ontario Messenger 20 March 1861
In this village,
March 15th, of heart disease, Walter H. Hunter, in the 64th
year of his age. Mr. H. was born in Dumfrieshire, Scotland, 1797, and
came to this country in 1829, and to
this village 1836, having resided here for the past twenty-five years.
He was a carpenter by trade, a man of sterling integrity and
uprightness, a kind neighbor, a good man, and faithful citizen. He was
a kind father and an indulgent husband, and leaves a wife and five
children in affliction by this bereavement to look forward in time to a
final reunion beyond this vale
From Geneva Daily Times 9 May 1904
Mrs. Anne Huntington, one of the oldest persons in the city, died
at 5 o'clock yesterday morning at the Hygienic institute, aged
ninety-five years. The deceased was born at Fishkill-on-the-Hudson,
where she spent her early days. Her married life was spent in Adrian,
Mich., whence she came to this city twenty-two years ago. She lived
until recently at No. 28 Genesee street. She is survived by one son,
William Huntington of Philadelphia; one daughter, Miss Annie Huntington
of this city. The funeral took place at 4 o'clock this afternoon from
the Sanitarium. Rev.
C. E. Jewell officiated, assisted by Rev. N. B. Remick, D. D. The
remains were taken on an afternoon train to Adrian, where the burial
will take place.
From Ontario County Journal 7 January 1898
Shortsville, N. Y. - On Monday morning at 3 o'clock occurred
the death of Jeremiah Huntington, an aged and respected
citizen of this village. His death was due to pneumonia after a week's
illness. The funeral obsequies were held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. from
his late residence on Grove street, and were conducted by the pastor of
the M. E. church, Rev. H. A. Crane.
H. O. Klinck, Mrs. Clarence Heath, Mrs. Fred Titus and Seward Furner
furnished the music. He was laid to rest in Brookside Cemetery. He
leaves, besides a widow, several children and a large number of
relatives and friends.
From Ontario County Times 1 May 1878
North Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Robert Huntington died at his
residence, in this place, last Wednesday. He was over 87 years of age,
and was the oldest resident here. He had lived here some sixty years.
His funeral was held yesterday afternoon at the Universalist church.
From Ontario County Times 3 May 1882
North Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Robert
Huntington was largely attended last Saturday at the Universalist
church. She was seventy-five years of age and had been a resident here
for nearly fifty years. Her maiden name was Fanny Tucker. Her only
brother attended the funeral.
From Ontario County Journal 24 August 1894
Cheshire, N. Y. - Mrs. Cornelia Huntley died at her home Saturday
night at the age of 65 years. The funeral services were held at the
church Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. W. H. Ward conducted the
services, taking for his text, "Precious in the sight of the Lord, is
the death of His Saints," Mrs. Huntley was born in Albany county in
1829; was married to Mr. Huntley in 1851; her husband died in 1863. She
has surviving her three brothers and one sister.
Ontario County Journal 21 December 1883
Fred Huntley died at his residence in Miller's Corners, Friday,
Dec. 14, of enlargement of the liver and congestion of the lungs. He
was a member of the A. O. U. W. of Miller's Corners Lodge, and was
buried by that order, Rev. A. W. Hayes of Honeoye Falls officiating.
His family have the sympathy of all who know him. A wife and three
daughters mourn the loss.
From Victor Herald 17 August 1900
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - George W. Huntley, an aged resident
of this town, died Sunday morning, after a very brief illness, at the
age of eighty-one years. He had not been feeling well for some days,
able to about as late as Saturday evening, and the notice of his death
Sunday morning was a great surprise to all. He is survived by his wife,
one son, George, of Waterloo, Iowa, and two daughters, Ida and Susan,
residents here. Funeral services were held at his late home Tuesday
afternoon, Rev. L. A. Stevens officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 17 March 1893
Cheshire, N. Y. - Mrs. Polly Huntley died last week Wednesday and
was buried in the Cheshire cemetery by the side of her husband, Rev. J.
M. Langworthy officiating. She leaves one son, Austin C. Huntley, and a
large circle of relatives to mourn her loss. She was 74 years of age,
and universally respected. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the
From Ontario County Journal 8 June 1894
Port Gibson, N. Y. - Frank C. Hunton, who died at Shortsville last
week, was buried in the cemetery at this place. He was a member of
Maple Lodge, No. 505, I. O. G. T., and the burial service of that order
was used, four of the members acting as bearers.
From Ontario County Times 29 June 1864
Lieut. Asbrah Huntoon - On Thursday, June 16th, the people of
Port Gibson, and many for miles about us, gathered to pay the last
honors due this fallen soldier, not the last honors really, for
we shall never cease to honor the memory of those who fall in defence
our county. Their names shall be reverently spoken. Lieut. H. enlisted
as a private in the 126th regiment in August 1862. That call came with
peculiar force to our section, for we gave largely and the best we had.
The regiment was sent to Harper's Ferry, engaged there, under Col.
Miles, was captured, paroled and sent to Chicago. While there, and
after their exchange and return
south, the following winter, Lt. H. filled the office he was promoted
and received a commission as 2d Lieut., which he held until after the
battle of Gettysburg, when he became 1st Lieut., and for some months
before his death acted as Aid-de-Camp to Gen. Owen. His blood has been
to the altar fire of our country and may God bless this sacrifice. He
June 5th, shot through the right lung, and lived but a few hours. His
was embalmed and sent home accompanied by his servant, arriving at
before his friends had received the least intimation that he was
His funeral services were of a military character, under the direction
of Capt. Hiram Schutt of the 148th regiment.
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