From Ontario County Journal 20 August 1909
Alfred L. Brown, for many years a mason contractor here, died very
suddenly at his home on the Geneva turnpike about 9:30 o'clock on
Tuesday evening. Soon after he had retired for the night, Mrs. Brown
discovered that he was ill, and before aid could be summoned he died.
Heart failure was the cause of death. Besides his wife, deceased is
survived by six sons, H. E. and W. J. Brown of Rochester; M. J. Brown
of Penn Yan; and D. L., Elmer and Edward E. Brown of this village. One
brother, William, of Hillsdale, Mich., also survives. The funeral
services were held yesterday afternoon and burial was in the West
From Ontario County Chronicle 23 April 1902
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Amanda Sears Brown, wife of Henry C.
Brown, died last Wednesday night after an illness of only a few days
pneumonia. Her life seemed to have been so indelibly linked with the
of the community that its severing reached the hearts of all classes of
society. Mrs. Brown was born in Sharon, Conn., and came with her
to East Bloomfield when a young child. Her whole life had been one of
works in all directions and has been spent in the towns of East and
Bloomfield. Beside her husband, she leaves three sons, Harry, Albert
Augustus Brown, all of West Bloomfield; Mrs. George N. Parmele and Mrs.
Frank Ellis, of Canandaigua, and Mrs. C. C. Eastman, of Binghamton;
one brother, Albert R. Sears, of East Bloomfield. The funeral was held
afternoon, the Rev. Annis Ford Eastman, of Elmira, officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 October 1904
Mrs. Anne Brown, wife
of John R. Brown of No. 22 West avenue, died last night at the city
hospital of Bright's disease, aged thirty-eight years. The deceased was
born in Ireland and came to this country and city in her early youth.
Besides her husband she is survived by four daughters, Florence, Alice
and Mary Brown, of Geneva, and Anne Brown, of Rochester; one son,
Michael Brown of Geneva. The funeral will take place Saturday morning
at 9 o'clock from St.
Stephen's church. Burial in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Victor Herald 9 May 1902
Richmond Mills, N. Y. - Arthur Brown died of pneumonia last
Friday morning after a short illness at the age of 71 years. Mr. Brown
was born in Killyleagh, County Down, Ireland, and came to this country
over forty years ago. He leaves four sisters, Mrs. John Gibson, Mrs.
Ann Morrow of Batavia, and Mrs. James Blair and Mrs. Hiram Clark of
this place, and two brothers, William of Buffalo, and John of Allens
Hill. The funeral was held Monday afternoon from the residence of his
sister, Mrs. Hiram Clark, the Rev. John S. Brown, of Allen Hill,
From Ontario County Journal 5 June 1896
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Bessie Brown died at her home on Wednesday.
The funeral will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock.
From Ontario County Times 20 May 1868
Died, on the 9th of February last, Betsey Brown, relic of the
late Warren Brown, in the 83d year of her age. The deceased came in
early life, in company with some of the first settlers of the town of
Bristol from Hartford, Conn. She was married in 1780, to Warren Brown,
with whom she lived until his death on the 9th of July last. They
together endured and overcame the privations and hardships incident to
pioneer life, and lived to enjoy the fruit of their toil to a plentiful
and peaceful old
From Ontario County Chronicle 11 January 1905
Ionia, N. Y. - The funeral of C. H. Brown was held from
the Methodist church on Sunday at 2 o'clock with the Rev. Nevilles
officiating. In the death of Mr. Brown we feel a man of no mean ability
has been taken from us. He was 42 years old and has lived here all his
life. For the past few years he has devoted his time to real estate
exchange and has always been known as a friend to every one; kind and
obliging, he will be missed by neighbors, friends and the community at
large. He leaves a wife and three children to whom the sympathy of all
is extended. A delegation from the Lodge of Modern Woodmen of Honeoye
Falls of which Mr. Brown was a member was in attendance at the funeral.
The bearers were N. W. Dibble, W. F. Harvey, A. Prachel, R. C. Parrish,
T. Little and James Brennan.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 October 1907
Shortsville, N. Y. - Calvin P. Brown of Shortsville, one of the
oldest and most prominent citizens of this place, died last night at
his home, aged 83 years. The deceased was a well-known business man,
having been one of the originators of the Empire Drill Company, formed
over fifty years ago. He is survived by his widow and four daughters:
Adelia Sweeting of Jackson, Mich.; Mrs. Alden Bentley, of Owasso,
Mrs. Alida Goodrich of Ossining, N.Y.; and Mrs. Mary Bidwell of
Shortsville; and also by six grandchildren. Death was due to a
complication of diseases, mainly stomach troubles.
From Ontario County Journal 24 April 1891
Bristol Center, N. Y. - Mrs. Caroline L. Brown, who had been
spending the winter with her sister, Mrs. C. A. Allen, died last
Saturday morning, aged 75 years. Mrs. Brown was taken with the grip on
Monday, and this, with her heart trouble, was the cause of her death.
The funeral was held Monday and interment made at Reed's Corners by the
side of her husband.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 August 1909
Shortsville, N. Y. - Charles E. Brown, leading stockholder in the
Shortsville Wheel Works, died at his home in this place of liver
trouble from which he had been a great sufferer the past several
months, 52 years of age. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Minnie Sheffer Brown,
and four children, Edward, Ellsworth, Calvin and Martha, all of this
village and one sister, Mrs. Eva Brown Pierson of Godrich, Mich. Burial
From Ontario County Journal 22 October 1897
Shortsville, N. Y. - The death of Charles W. Brown occurred
High street on Thursday evening, from an attack of
malaria fever. The deceased was about 49 years of age and was a son of
Hiram L. Brown, from whose residence his funeral was held on Sunday
afternoon at 3 o'clock. The community mourns the loss of one of her
best citizens for he was respected and beloved by all. He had served
for some time as one of the magistrates of the town. He leaves, besides
a wife and two children, Mable E. and C. Ernest, an aged father and
mother; two brothers, Will of Baltimore, who was in attendance at the
funeral, and Lester of this village; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence Heath
of this place, and Mrs. Vettie I. Sprague, who is engaged in missionary
work in China. Rev. C. H. Lester conducted the funeral services and the
interment was in Brookside Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 December 1909
Gorham, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Charles Brown, senior,
occurred Monday at 5 o'clock at her home north of the village, after
being confined to the house during the past three or four years, having
been a great sufferer from rheumatism. She is survived by seven
children, four sons and three daughters, John of Fairport, William,
Charles and George of this place, Mrs. Charles Ferguson and Mrs. Frank
Smalley of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Oscar Rolf of Benton.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 January 1924
Mrs. Christensen Brown , 68 years old, died Sunday evening at her
home No. 18 Goodelle Terrace after an illness of five weeks. She is
survived by her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Esleman of
Rochester, Mrs. Clarence Tousey of Pittsford and Mrs. R. Frederick
Clapp of Albany; one son, Stessen Alfred Brown of Dayton Oh. and seven
grandchildren. Funeral services will be held from the home at 2 o'clock
on Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Alexander Thompson of the North
Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will be made in Lake
View cemetery at Penn Yan.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 April 1910
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Cornelia Brown, aged 80 years, died very
suddenly at 6 o'clock this morning following an attack of grip. She
leaves four children, Mrs. Mary Midwell, Mrs. Clara Bentley and Mrs.
Adolph Wheating of Owosso, Mich., and Mrs. Myron Goodrich of Osinning,
N. Y. She is also survived by six grandchildren. She was the last
surviving charter member of the Shortsville Presbyterian church and was
also a member of the Missionary Society and the Ladies' Aid Society of
From Geneva Daily Times 5 April 1910
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Cornelia E. Brown, widow of the
late Calvin P. Brown, died at her home on High street at 6:30 yesterday
morning. Mrs. Brown had been in poor health for several years, yet she
was able to attend church and an occasional social function by being
taken to them in a wheel chair until within a very few weeks. She tried
to get out every pleasant day and it was during one of these outings
the past week that she added to a cold she had contracted which
developed into grip. Mrs. Brown was born in Oneida county Nov. 30.
1830. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Drummond, came to Palmyra when she
was a young girl, and she was married to Calvin P. Brown 57 years ago.
The latter died Oct. 2, 1907. Mrs. Brown was the last living charter
member of the First Presbyterian church of this place. she was also a
member of the Home and Foreign Missionary Society and was always
interested in the welfare of every department of church work. She
leaves four daughters, Mrs. Adella Sweeting, Mrs Clara Bentley, Mrs.
Mary Bidwell of Owosso, Mich., and Mrs. Alida Goodrich of Ossining, N.
Y., besides six grandchildren, Calvin and Moreill Bentley of Owosso,
Miss Cornelia Bidwell of Vassar College, and Misses Claradell,
Katherine and Doris Goodrich of Ossining. The interment will be in
From Geneva Advertiser 3 June 1902
Henry Featherly and his wife Nancy were among the first settlers in
Geneva, but the year of their coming is not exactly known. Here they
settled and raised a family of ten children, six sons and four
daughters, and we believe all lived to mature years. The last to be
taken was the youngest daughter, Elida, widow of Richard Brown,
evening of May 30th, the very date of the death of her
sister, Mrs. J. L. Brown, seven years before. The funeral was
held from her home on Exchange street Sunday afternoon at 3:30.
The bearers were W. G. Dove, D. E. Moore, Geo. Peel, J. Van Huben, H.
F. Fox, P. T. Van Lew. The interment was in Glenwood. Her
relatives return thanks to the gentlemen who acted as bearers, to the
young ladies who sang at the funeral, and to many friends who so kindly
assisted during the last sickness and at the funeral.
From Ontario County Journal 16 April 1880
East Bloomfield, N.
Y. - Mrs. Emma L. Brown, relict of Mr. Theodore Brown, died at the
residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. W. Taylor, last Wednesday morning,
aged 86 years. Funeral services will be held this (Friday) afternoon,
at 1 o'clock. Her remains
will be interred at the West Bloomfield cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 4 March 1910
The death of Mrs. Fannie Brown, wife of William Brown,
Pleasant street, occurred on Sunday morning. The deceased had been in
poor health for several months and heart trouble complicated with
pneumonia caused the end. She was born in England 61 years ago, and for
many years was a resident of Gorham. The funeral was held from the late
home on Wednesday morning and the remains were placed temporarily in
the vault at Woodlawn, with interment later at Gorham.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 January 1905
Mrs. Fleming C. Brown died at her home, No. 24 Pulteney street, at
9 o'clock Sunday morning, after an illness of about six weeks. Deceased
is survived by her husband. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock
Tuesday afternoon from the house, Rev. Dr. Remick officiating. Burial
will be at Waterloo.
From Ontario County Chronicle 22 May 1901
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Frances Brown, wife of Dr.
Edward E. Brown, died at her home on East Main street at an early
hour Monday morning, aged 42 years. She had been confined to her bed
for the past seven months, tubercular peritonitis being the immediate
cause of her death. Besides a husband she leaves two sisters, Julia and
Harriet Van Wormer, of Amsterdam. The funeral will be held from her
residence and the remains will be taken to Amsterdam tomorrow.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 February 1915
Captain Francis L. Brown, aged 74 years, died at his home in
Shortsville, at 5:45 yesterday afternoon. Captain Brown is well-known
in this city, being the father of H. Lawrence Brown of Jefferson
avenue. Captain Brown was a veteran
of the Civil War, having been a member of Company D, 33d Regiment of
York Infantry, and afterward of Company L, 24th Regiment of New York
In the spring of 1870, he studied law in the office of the late Judge
of Geneva, and was admitted to the bar in 1869. From that time he
the practice of law until September, 1904, when he suffered a stroke of
Besides the son residing in Geneva, he leaves five sons and two
also twelve grandchildren. The funeral will be held from his late home
Shortsville at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, Rev. Donald MacKenzie,
of the Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment will be made in
From Victor Herald 26 April 1901
Gaylord Brown, who for many years was a resident of Victor, died
at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary D. Bement, in this village,
Monday, April 15th, after a lingering illness. Deceased was 83 years of
age. He is survived by a widow and five children: Mrs. Mary D. Bement
and Charles D. Brown of Victor; Isaac H. Brown of Penn Yan; George A.
and Avery R. Brown of Hopewell. The funeral was held on Wednesday
afternoon at the house, Rev. S. G. Ayres, pastor of the Universalist
church officiating. Interment at Boughton Hill Cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 19 February 1902
Victor, N. Y. - George Brown, a lifelong resident of Victor, died
at his home in East Victor Thursday morning. He had been in his usual
health only complaining during the past few days of not feeling just
right and was sitting in his chair when death came to him suddenly, the
members of his
family finding him sitting there lifeless. The physician pronounced it
case of heart disease. Deceased was well-known in this community being
member of the firm of Bower Brothers, proprietors of the East Victor
grist and cider mills. He was 54 years of age and is survived by a
widow and two brothers, Tracy Bower and Norman Bower, both of Victor.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 20 February 1907
Victor, N. Y. - The death of George Brown occurred
at his home in East Victor on Thursday evening last. Pneumonia was the
direct cause of death, although Mr. Brown had been in feeble health
during the entire winter. He is survived by his wife and daughter and
son. The funeral was held on Saturday.
Gazette 18 June 1880
George W. Brown, formerly a liquor merchant of Geneva, died at his
mother's residence near Oak's Corners on Saturday last of consumption.
And on the same afternoon, his step-father, Mr. Leonard Wood, while
mowing grass near the house, was
stricken with paralysis or some sudden disease, and died in a few
hours. Both funerals were held on Monday last. We are without
From Ontario County Journal 9 March 1888
Canadice, N. Y. - Harvey Brown dropped dead
last Thursday while returning from the Corners. He was apparently
in usual health, and when only twenty rods from his own door death came
instantaneously. Mr. Brown was 78 years old, and had lived in
town over 60 years. His funeral was held from the church on Sunday --
Rev. J. P. Humphreys preaching from Job 14:10. A large family and an
entire community mourn his death.
From Victor Herald 2 March 1900
Henry H. Brown, an aged and respected resident of this town,
died at the home of Mrs. George D. Bement, Saturday, February
24. Mr. Brown was born in the county of Herkimer in June, 1811. In
1850, he moved, with his family, to this town, purchasing the farm now
occupied by Baldwin Green, afterward selling it to the present
sometime in the '60's. He, then, built the house now occupied by
Daily, and resided there until within a few years. Since leaving there,
Mr. Brown has made his home with Mrs. Bement. "Herkimer" Brown, as he
generally known, was overseer of the poor of the town of Victor for
years or more, retaining the office just as long as his health would
He was always a staunch Democrat. Though many unfortunate incidents
marred his life and business career, Mr. Brown was ever regarded as an
honest, upright, fair-minded citizen. For the last few years he has
been totally blind. The task of caring for him in his declining years
was nobly borne by Mrs. Bement and her husband, lately deceased.
From Ontario County Times 26 October 1887
Shortsville, N. Y. - Since our last writing this community has
been made sad by the sudden demise of a most beloved member. The death
of Mrs. Hester Brown, last Saturday evening, was a sudden
shock to all except to the immediate relatives and friends of the
family. Although intimate neighbors had noticed an apparent decline in
health, yet her unselfish and uncomplaining disposition was such that
few had been made aware of any real indisposition until within a few
hours of the end. Her death was caused by pneumonia , and we are
assured that the closing hours of her life were hallowed by a peaceful
resignation to the divine will. The general expression of all who knew
her is that they have lost a friend. Mrs. Brown was 69 years of age.
She leaves a husband, Mr. H. L. Brown, and five children, to mourn her
loss, of whom are Mrs. F.
L. Brown, Miss Vietta Brown, C. W. Brown, of this place; and W. H.
Brown of Baltimore; and Mrs. Clarence Heath, also of this place. The
funeral services will be held from the family residence at 2 o'clock,
and from the M. E. Church at 2:30, today, Rev. W. O. Carrier,
From Victor Herald 9 June 1894
Miller's Corners, N. Y. - The sudden death of Homer Brown cast
part of the county. Last Thursday he was seen in
apparent good health, and was at Victor on business. He lived on his
farm about one mile northeast of the village, and was alone when found
on Friday at his house
by a neighbor, who had called to give him his mail, in an insensible
condition. Circumstances indicated that he was stricken suddenly, and
probably in the morning of Friday, as his fire had not been made as
usual and his watch that he carried was found on the wall, and a
can which he kept in the cellar was found at the top of the stairs,
that as the door into the cellar being open, that soon after taking the
can up he was overcome. He was found in a semi-sitting and lying
with clothing on, on the edge of his bed. Neighbors all came to his
assistance but could render him no earthly aid. Dr. Benham was
telephoned at 6 p.m., and was not all hopeful of a recovery from the
start. He died at ten o'clock p.m. The disease pronounced was apoplexy
followed by paralysis. Deceased was 61 years of age. He was a peaceful
man (and a good neighbor) inclined to benefit and do a favor to others,
and is manner of living, as was his choice, indicated his quietude. He
leaves a brother and two sisters. The funeral services were held at the
residence and following to the M. E. church at 2 p.m. last Monday.
From Geneva Gazette 31 May 1895
Mrs. J. Lawrence Brown died at her residence on Exchange street,
nearly opposite the Catholic Church, yesterday afternoon after a brief
illness. She was we believe a native Genevan. She is
survived by three sisters -- Mrs.
M. S. Davenport, Mrs. Wm. Thomas, and Mrs. R. Brown. Her age we
should judge to be about 60 years. She was an aunt of Wm. H.
Thomas, proprietor of the Brevoort House.
From Victor Herald 26 August 1893
Last Monday afternoon, James Brown, a man about 70 years of
age, was found dead in the house occupied by Patrick Hayes, a short
distance north of the village. Brown had been drinking quite heavily
for several days and sometime in the forenoon Monday went to Hayes'
house and laid down on the bed. He
was seen about one o'clock by a man working near; at that time he was
sleeping quietly and at four o'clock he was dead. He lay on his back
had died apparently without a struggle. Dr. Jackson was called but he
thought it was one for the coroner to investigate and he accordingly
that official. Coroner Hallenbeck came Tuesday noon and on making
inquiries, thought the case did not demand an inquest so he granted a
certificate of death. The funeral services were held Wednesday morning
from St. Patrick's church. He leaves a wife and two daughters in
Rochester, and one
son, John Brown of this town.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 October 1910
Mrs. Jessie Harvie Brown, widow of the late James Brown, died this
morning at her home just east of Hall. She leaves six sons, Harvie J.
Brown, David Brown and Frank Brown of Hall; William M. and James K.
Brown of this city; Charles G. Brown of Newark, N. J.; three daughters,
Mrs. Anna Newton of Benton; Mrs. Helen Hoose of Albion; and Mrs. Jennie
Bush of Hall; three brothers, Colen Harvie of Geneva, John Harvie of
Fulton and Peter Harvie of Cleveland, O.; two sisters, Mrs. John
Baxter, Sr., of Geneva, and Mrs. Nellie Blake of Providence, R. I. The
funeral will take place Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the res.
Rev. A. B. Temple will officiate and burial will be in the Union Church
From Geneva Daily Times 15 June 1908
John Brown, aged 87 years, died yesterday morning at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Bradley, of No. 40 Hallenbeck avenue. Mr.
Brown had been a resident of Geneva for about ten years, having moved
here from Hornell. The survivors are five daughters, Mrs. Thomas
Bradley of this city, Mrs. Paul Haughy of Corning, Mrs. A. C. Fiscus
and Mrs. J. F. Lawler of Buffalo, and Mrs. J. C. Kelley of
Poughkeepsie; one son, John Bradley of Hornell; and one brother,
William Brown of Buffalo. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning
at 7 o'clock from the residence and at 7:30 from St. Francis DeSales
church. The remains will be taken on the 8:34 train of the Pennsylvania
division to Hornell for interment.
From the Christian Ambassador, Auburn NY, 7 Apr 1855
Death of Rev. John S. Brown
Br. Austin:-Perhaps you have learned before this, that Rev. John S.
Brown, formerly of Perry, N. Y., and lately of Taunton, Mass., has
passed to the spirit land. He died at the residence of his mother
and brother, in Richmond, N. Y., on Friday March 23. His funeral
was attended by a large number of sympathizing friends, at the same
place, on Monday
March 26th, when the writer of this made a short address and
prayer. Br. O. F. Brayton, of Lima, was present, but being an
of the deceased, he chose to be a mourner rather than to attempt to
his feelings by taking part in the service.
Br. Brown was taken sick with bleeding at the lungs, and also, with a
severe difficulty of the bowels, about the first of August last.
Convinced that he had overtasked himself, he left Taunton, the Society
there kindly consenting to such an arrangement in the hope that he
would soon return to them again with restored health, and came to visit
his friends in Western New York. He did not at this time, it is
presumed, fully realize the danger of his situation; at least
he was not willing to place himself under the care of a physician,
believing that a proper attention to diet, daily exercise in the
country air, and a brief respite from mental labor, would be
sufficient to give the system its wonted tone. It soon became
evident, however, that disease had taken a fast hold of him, that
his system had nearly lost its recuperative energies, and that nothing
but the most active and skillful means could bring permanent
relief. In view of these facts, he was, at last, induced to visit
Cure” establishment at Elmira, N. Y. A regular course of
treatment finally overcame the bowel difficulty, I believe, but the
lungs successfully resisted all human skill. Though he rapidly
declined in strength and flesh, he maintained his usual cheerfulness,
punctually observed the physician’s orders, took daily exercise in the
open air, and left no means untried which could possibly assist nature
to repair its loss. As we might reasonably expect from one
so amiable as Br. Brown, from one whose spirit had been thoroughly
in the Christian virtues, he never complained. Warmly grateful to
his physician, and to all his friends, for every favor conferred, he
none of his child-like trust in God. Indeed, as the outward man
perished, the inner man was renewed day by day. He seemed anxious
to dispel the fears of his friends. Still, his appearance, his
conversation, the heavenly serenity and tenderness which pervaded his
mind, told but too plainly that he was fast nearing the eternal shore.
Oh, how kindly and affectionately he spoke of his Society in Taunton—of
the Sabbath School, the Bible Class, and especially the Conference
meetings there, all of which seemed so nearly after his own
heart. He prayed often for the devoted flock he had left, and
thanked God that although he [w]ould see them no more in this world, he
[w]ould meet them all face
to face in Heaven. He did not also forget his friends in Perry, among
he labored very successfully, for eight years. To all who shared
this friendship, he left some tender token of his generous sympathies.
When the fact was no longer doubted that his life was drawing to a
close, he left the “Water Cure,” and arrived at the residence of his
mother, two or
three days previous to his death. Richmond was the place
of his birth, and he desired that it should be the place of his
death. Here, therefore, among the hills that cradled his
childhood, and where he wandered in youth, here, surrounded by sisters
and brothers, watched and nursed by the same dear mother who rejoiced
at his birth thirty-eight years ago, to the very month; here, under
the ministering love of his bosom companion, he breathed his last.
It is not in the power of my pen to paint that parting scene.
Like the sun which looks brightest at its setting, the spirit of our
brother grew more radiant as it approached the final moment… He
passed away as he had lived, a Christian. He urged his devoted
wife, who had never left him for a single hour during his sickness, his
mother, sister and brothers, not to mourn for him; for said he, “I
am happy. I shall soon meet my friends in heaven. I trust
in Almighty God and his son.” Thus he conversed till death came gently…
The duty of laying before the denomination a more ample history of Br.
Brown’s life and character will devolve on some abler pen than mine;
but I wish here to express my conviction that one of the purest and one
of the most talented ministers of the Restitution has just taken his
leave of us. Like goodness and true greatness, everywhere he did
his work quietly—but he did it. He was a warm, generous friend,
an affectionate husband, a sound theologian, an able preacher, and a
practical Christian. Few preachers have succeeded in getting
around them a greater number of friends, or have left
the world with a better name.
J. H. T. [Rev. James H. Tuttle]
Rochester, March 27, 1855
This contribution was
kindly donated by Karen Dau, Rochester NY
Archivist, NY State Convention of Universalists
From Ontario County Journal 19 May 1893
The death of Mrs. John T. Brown occurred at the family
residence on Dungan street yesterday morning, caused by fatty
degeneration of the heart. Mrs. Brown, who was over sixty years of age
at the time of her death, was a daughter of Jared Smith of Farmington.
From Ontario County Chronicle 26 November 1902
Ionia, N. Y. - The remains of Joseph F. Brown, who for
many years was a resident of this place, were brought from Phelps
yesterday morning to this place for interment. Mr. Brown was born in
1825 in the town of East Bloomfield and in 1859 came to this village,
and here remained until ill health compelled him, about three years
ago, to leave here. Since then he has lived with his daughter, Mrs.
Edgar French, of Phelps. Besides his daughter, he is survived by a son,
Homer Brown, of Michigan, and one sister, Mrs. Daniel Dawley of
From Ontario County Journal 4 June 1909
Mrs. Julia Brown, aged 87 years, a faithful member of the Baptist
church, died on Friday. Funeral services were held in the church on
Sunday afternoon, Rev. J. S. Ebersole officiating. The aged colored
woman had long been an invalid and was cared for by the church. She
leaves no immediate relatives.
From Ontario County Chronicle 10 December 1902
Farmington, N. Y. - Levi A. Brown, a lifelong resident of the town
of Farmington, died at his home in that town on Monday, December 8,
aged 90 years. He was born January 10, 1813, on the place where he
died. The Brown homestead was originally bought for 25 cents per acre.
He was educated in the common and select schools and had followed the
occupation of a farmer throughout his life. On July 2, 1834, he married
Lorano B., a daughter of Ezekiel and Sarah Aldrich of Farmington. His
wife died on Sept. 6, 1902, aged 85 years. On July 2, 1902, they
celebrated their 68th anniversary. Both were members of the Orthodox
Friends Church, and were highly respected by the community in which
they lived. They are survived by a grandson, Milton A. Smith, of
Farmington, and an adopted daughter, Mrs. H. M. Reynolds of Palmyra.
The funeral will be held from his late home Thursday afternoon at one
From Victor Herald 12 September 1902
The death of Mrs. Lorana B. Brown, wife of Levi A. Brown,
occurred at the home of her grandson, Milton Smith, in Farmington,
Saturday, September 6th. The deceased was eighty-five years of age and
had spent most of her life in the vicinity of Farmington. She is
survived by her husband. The funeral services were held Tuesday
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 11 August 1869
On Sunday last, the steamer Ontario being at the dock, where she had
been receiving some repairs, took a small party on an excursion to
Seneca Point. On the return trip, when nearly opposite Black Point, one
of the passengers, Lorin H. Brown, undertook to draw a bucket
of water, an act which requires considerable dexterity when the steamer
under full headway, and which he had been warned was a dangerous
experiment. The sudden and strong resistance of the water as the bucket
filled, drew his arm against the slide which fastens the gangway
guard, on the bow of the boat, opened it and precipitated him over
the side into the water. In falling, he threw out his arm and caught a
young boy named Charles Lyon, drawing him into the water also. The
alarm was instantly given, and the boat was backed to the place
where the accident happened. A pole was extended to young Lyon, and
he was drawn on board, but Mr. Brown, either from inability or some
injury, seemed unable to swim, and went down. Capt. Standish had tied
a rope to his waist and jumped into the water to attempt Brown's
but when he reached within some eight or ten feet of him, he went down
for the last time. Mr. Brown was about twenty-five years of age, and
resided here but a short time. He had recently purchased a billiard
and had a contract for sprinkling the streets. The accident occurred
near the middle of the lake, the water at this place being very deep,
and it may be some time before the body is recovered. Unfortunately,
steamer had neither small boat nor life preservers on board, as is
required by the law, and but very limited facilities of any kind for
case of accident; and we hear frequent expressions of censure against
the officers and owners of the boat for their inexcusable negligence
in that respect.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 March 1905
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Yesterday the remains of Mrs. Lucretia
Brown, were brought here
from Willard, where she died Tuesday, aged about 76 years.
She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Alice Morgan, of Los Angeles,
Cal., and Mrs. H. C. Pierce, of Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Chronicle 18 May 1904
Honeoye, N. Y. - Mrs. Lurana Brown, widow of the late Oliver
Brown, died of bronchial asthma after a short illness May 3, at the age
of 76 years. Mrs. Brown was born in Springwater and was one of a family
of ten children, eight of whom are living. She leaves five children to
mourn her loss, Frank Brown, of Three Rivers, Mich.; Mrs. John Walker
of Wayland; George Brown, Charles Brown and Mrs. George P. Reed of
Honeoye. Mrs. Brown had lived near or in Honeoye for 50 years and the
relatives and friends have the sympathy of the entire community.
From Ontario Messenger 19 December 1855
SUDDEN DEATH - Mr. Luther Brown, an old and highly respected
citizen of this village, died suddenly on Monday afternoon last. As we
are informed, he was out in the street, and feeling somewhat ill,
stepped into Cheney's Drug store and procured some medicine; and as he
was entering Mr. Dunham's store for the purpose of preparing it with
sugar to take, he staggered and fell. He was carried
into the store, and immediately expired. His age was about 64.
From Geneva Gazette 24 July 1847
Died, in Seneca, on the 17th inst., Mrs. Mary Brown, aged
63 years. The death of Mrs. B. we learn took place as follows:
Having attended a lecture preparatory to a communion session in the
church at No. 9, of which Rev. Mr. Topping is pastor, in walking to her
carriage, being a corpulent woman and somewhat disposed to dropsy of
the chest, by a misstep, or some other cause, fell to the ground. She
rose, however, and with some trifling assistance, placed herself in the
carriage, but expired ere she had proceeded but a few rods.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 August 1905
Naples, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Mary Brown occurred
Wednesday. She had been steadily declining for some weeks as a result
of paralysis. Mrs. Brown was the widow of John Brown, was 76 years of
age and had been a resident of Naples for six years, residing when
young in Canadice and later in Livonia. She died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Albert Bailey, in this village. Three sons also survive
her, Scott and George of
Naples, and Edward of Hemlock Lake. The burial will be in Livonia.
From Ontario County Journal 24 October 1890
Vine Valley, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Brown, of Shortsville,
died last Saturday at her brother's, A. H. Ladew. Mrs. Brown was 29
years of age. She has a twin sister. She had only been confined to her
bed a little over a week.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 6 February 1907
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary J. Brown, widow of the late Hiram
L. Brown of Shortsville, died at the home of her daughter near
Walworth, at 3 o'clock Tuesday morning, from peritonitis. She was about
the house on Monday, although not feeling quite as well as usual and
death came very suddenly. Mrs. Brown was born Dec. 22nd, 1820, in the
town of Seneca, and her maiden name was Miss Mary Jane Bonker. Most of
her early life was spent in Newark and later she taught school
successfully in that town, and in Spuyten Duyvil. Her first husband was
A. J. Barhite, at one time postmaster in Shortsville, who died at their
home in Fairville in 1885. In September 1888 she was united in marriage
with Hiram L. Brown of Shortsville, whom she survived by six years. She
is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Alma Billings of Walworth, and one
brother, Henry Kipp of Shortsville; four grandchildren, Frank Billings
of Jamestown, N. D.; Mrs. Charles Burnett of Walworth;Fred Billings of
Manchester Center; and Ray Billings of Walworth; two
great-grandchildren, Laura Burnett of Walworth and Kenneth Billings of
Manchester Center; three step-daughters, Mrs. Nora Doan of Norwalk,
Conn., Mrs. William P. Sprague of Kalgan, North China, Mrs. Clarence
Heath of Shortsville; and two stepsons, Francis Leicester Brown of
Shortsville, and William H. Brown of Havre de Grace, Md. The funeral
was held from her late home in Walworth at ten o'clock on Friday
morning, followed by a short service in the Presbyterian church in this
village, at three o'clock in the afternoon, conducted by the Rev.
Seymour C. Ferris. Interment was in Brookside Cemetery, Shortsville.
From Ontario County Journal 4 March 1881
Victor has lost another of its oldest residents in the person of Mrs.
aged 84. Her husband, Mr. Henry Brown, died some
years since. Her two sons, Thaddeus and Henry, survive her. Rev. Thomas
Borden conducted the funeral services, which were
held at the family residence, about a mile south of the village.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 August 1910
Mrs. Minnie Ansley Brown, wife of George Brown, who resided on the
Tuttle Farm near Number Nine church, died yesterday afternoon at the
home of her sister, Mrs. T. F. Tallman, about one mile south of Seneca
Castle. The deceased had been slightly indisposed for several weeks and
was taken on Thursday of last week to the house of her sister for a
rest. While being taken to the home of Mrs. Tallman, she became very
ill and Dr. Selover of Stanley was summoned. She was discovered to be
in a critical condition and gradually grew worse and the end came
yesterday afternoon. She was the mother of ten children, eight of whom
are living; the youngest being only two months and the oldest 18 years.
Besides her husband and eight children, she leaves her mother, Mrs.
Ansley; one sister, Mrs. T. P. Tallman; one brother, Leon Ansley. The
remains were taken to her own home today and the funeral will take
place Wednesday afternoon. Interment in Penn Yan.
From Ontario County Times 19 May 1875
On Thursday evening of last week an accident occurred to a party of
young men in a sail boat, on Seneca Lake, near Geneva, which resulted
in the death of one of the number. After closing the store, seven
clerks in the employ of the Slocum Bros., started for a sail on the
lake. The party had been out some time when they noticed a wide seam in
the bottom of the boat, through which the water was rapidly coming in.
At this discovery, they immediately tacked and headed for the nearest
shore, but before they could reach it, the boat filled and sank,
capsizing as it went under. All clung to it except Myron J. Brown, who
out for the shore. After he had got some
distance from the boat, the others noticing that his efforts were
growing weaker, called to him to come back. He endeavored to do this
but sank before he could reach the boat. A large New Foundland dog
which had accompanied the party left the boat and attempted to save the
unfortunate man; but reached the spot a moment too late. Those
remaining on the wreck were finally taken off by several boats which
came to their relief and reached the shore in safety. The deceased, was
a young man of excellent qualities and was a general favorite among his
acquaintances. He had lately come to Geneva from Niagara Falls. He was
about twenty-one years of age and leaves a wife and infant boy.
From Ontario County Journal 31 March 1882
Orland Brown died near Cheshire on Thursday last, of consumption,
leaving a wife and three small children. He was a member of the 25th
Separate Company Infantry.
From Ontario County Journal 6 January 1911
Another hard-working farmer, known not too well in life, but a
faithful tiller of the soil and conqueror of the forest, has come to
the end of his years of steady toil, in the Western part of the town,
leaving earth respected by his fellow men and loved by those who knew
him best. Scott Sylvester Brown of West Hollow, who passed
away January 1st, at his home, aged 59 years. He had been ill some two
weeks when he succumbed quickly to typhoid fever. His early home was in
Livonia, the son of
John and Mary Everett Brown, and one brother, Edward, still
remains. He came to these parts and married a daughter of David M.
Smith, a farmer of South Bristol. Together they aided in clearing up
the wild lands and were happy with their six children, when the dear
wife and mother left the home to go before. He later married Miss
Elizabeth Proper of West Hollow. She had one child and the children,
with the widow, survive him. He stayed until several of the first sons
had grown to be able, in a sense, to take his place. There are also
left a brother, George Brown of Naples, and another, Edward Brown; and
one sister, Mrs. Albert Bailey of South Livonia, to mourn his
departure. The funeral was Wednesday with interment in the Rose Ridge
cemetery at Naples, the West Hollow pastor, Rev. Huckell, officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 25 October 1895
Phelps, N. Y. - The funeral services of the late Mrs. Sophia
Brown were held from the Baptist church last Sunday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. Her pastor, Rev. Mr. Chapman, officiated,
assisted by her former pastor, Rev. L. Bailey of Geneva. The services
were very impressive and affecting. The deceased had a large circle of
true and warm friends. The interment was made in the Phelps cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 13 January 1916
The death of Mrs. Susan Brown, widow of George Brown
of Victor, occurred at the home of her son, Marion S. Brown, in
Manchester village at 9:15 o'clock on Sunday morning. Her age was 66
years. The deceased was born in Castleton, Canada, and was a daughter
of the late Henry and Elinor Rafferty. She located in this State when
but 17 years of age, and at the age of 19 years was united in marriage
with Mr. Brown. Since locating in this State, she had resided in Ionia,
Marion, Cohocton, Victor and Manchester. Besides her son, Mr. Brown,
she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Ella Guest of Victor; one sister, Miss
Mary Callaghan of Cohocton, and two grandchildren. The funeral
obsequies were held from the Brown home in Manchester on Tuesday
afternoon at 1 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Edward Jarvis, pastor of
the Manchester M. E. church. The interment was made in the Boughton
Hill cemetery at Victor.
From Ontario County Chronicle 12 June 1901
Last Thursday occurred the death, after a long illness, of
T. F. Brown, one of the oldest residents of this place.
was born in Hebron, Washington county, in 1810. He came to this place
in 1835, and has resided here ever since. He has been retired from
business for a long time, having at one time been the leading florist
and seedsman here. Deceased is survived by a widow, one son, George
and one daughter, Mrs. Erastus Green, of this town.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 March 1915
Mrs. Teresa Brown, wife of Patrick Brown, of 31 Elmwood avenue,
died yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock at her home. She was the daughter
of the late William Hamilton and Helen Lucy Bigelow, of Rochester. She
is survived by her husband; three daughters, Mrs. John Quinn, Miss
Helen Teresa Brown and Miss Elizabeth Bigelow Brown, all of this city;
also one brother, William Bigelow of Corning; and one sister, Mrs.
(can't read) of Towanda, Pa. Funeral services will be held Saturday
morning at 10 o'clock from St. Stephen's church. Interment will be made
in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 23 June 1882
Victor, N. Y. - The funeral of Thaddeus Brown, who died
last week, was held Sunday afternoon at the residence of his brother, Henry
Services were conducted by Rev. E. E. Peck. Music was
furnished by the glee club. A large number of friends attended the
services and followed the remains to the Boughton Hill cemetery.
From Geneva Courier 29 July 1874
an Old Resident - On Saturday morning last our citizens were
startled by the announcement of the death of our fellow townsman, William
sad event although somewhat sudden was not unexpected for he had been
suffering from a disease for several months past which
his physicians said could not but terminate fatally.
Mr. Brown was born at Hagerstown, Maryland, in 1804 in the bonds of
that former curse to our country, slavery, and was therefore at the
time of his decease in his seventieth year. His early years were
spent in the place of his nativity, yet he was still in the bonds of
oppression, which indeed oppressed him sorely and which his free spirit
could not patiently endure, and he worked incessantly to procure his
own freedom and those who were dear to him. Finally his labor was
with success and he procured his own freedom as well as that of his
sister and nephew, but tiring of the south, he journeyed northward, and
located at this place in 1850. With James W. Duffin, lately
deceased, as a partner, he opened a barber shop in this place, in which
business they continued until the former gentleman emigrated to Hayti,
when Mr. Brown embarked in a new enterprise, that of hacking, which by
his uniform courtesy and kindness, has been built up into the
profitable and lucrative business it now is. Owing to
failing health, he was obliged to seek less laborious work and
his hacking business to his sons, he again had recourse to his former
business and which he has carried on unaided until prostrated by this,
his last illness.
Mr. Brown connected himself with the church some fifty years ago and
has been a member of the Methodist Church of this place since
1850. Mr. Brown by his affable and
courteous manners has won hosts of personal friends who
will lament his decease though he has been gathered unto his Father's
mansion in the fullness of a good old age. He has ever proved himself a
pleasant and genial neighbor and a kind and indulgent father. He leaves
surviving him a widow
and five children, to whom the sympathies of the community
will be tendered in this their affliction. His funeral was attended
from the M. E. Church on Monday afternoon.
From Ontario County Journal 1 September 1893
Naples, N. Y. - The death of Wm. H. Brown, who was
stricken with paralysis a week ago or more, occurred on Friday last. He
leaves four children, Mrs. J. T. and Miss Mary Brown of Naples, E. E.
Brown of Lima, Mrs. J. A. Stacy of Gorham, all of whom were present at
the funeral service, which was held at Gorham on Sunday last at the
home of his daughter.
From Geneva Advertiser 3 September 1901
T. Brown died at her old home on Castle street last Friday, aged
about ninety years. She has been a long resident of Geneva,
outliving her husband by more
than a quarter century. He was formerly a hackman, one of the
first in Geneva, and laid by of his earnings enough
to establish the home where they have lived for more than fifty
years. She is survived by four sons and two daughters, Harrison
of Washington, Albertus Brown, a Pullman car porter with
headquarters at Boston, a favorite with Adelina Patti, whom he
has attended in many of her tours, Mrs. Hardenburg of Lockport, and
Miss Louise Brown, who never left her mother's home; which will always
be a comforting remembrance. The funeral will be held
from the M. E. Church this afternoon at 3 o'clock.
From Ontario County Journal 13 April 1894
Shortsville, N. Y. - Another of Shortsville's old residents has
gone to her rest. Mrs. Hattie Browne died at her home on West
High street Tuesday morning. She had been in poor health for a long
time. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
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