From Geneva Gazette 14 October 1898
"Om" to "Or" Obituaries
From Geneva Daily Times 24 May 1910
Mrs. Bridget O'Malley, widow of the late Michael O'Malley, died
last evening at 9:30 o'clock at the home of her son, Mayor Patrick
O'Malley, No. 78 North street. She was about 80 years old and had lived
in this city for more than sixty years, coming here from Ireland. The
funeral will take place Thursday morning at 9 o'clock from the house
and at 9:30 o'clock from St. Francis deSales church. Burial in St.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 September 1910
Mrs. Bridget O'Malley, wife of Michael O'Malley, proprietor of the
Hofmann House, No. 555 South Exchange street, died yesterday morning
after an illness of four weeks. She was 55 years old. Mrs. O'Malley had
been a resident of Geneva for the past 35 years and was well-known. She
often made bids on various contracts for public works and a year or two
ago was awarded the contract for flushing the streets. Mrs. O'Malley
came to this city from Ireland with her three sisters and three
brothers. For a time the family resided in New York City. Besides her
husband, she leaves three sons, Michael, William F. and Peter O'Malley
of this city; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas McManus of New York City; and
two brothers, John and William Tracey of this city. The funeral will
take place Wednesday morning.
Still Another ! - Edward O'Malley, a young soldier of Co. B.
3d N. Y. V., who was taken to the City Hospital about four weeks ago
suffering from typhoid fever, succumbed to the fatal malady and passed
away early yesterday morning. He was the son of a widow, his
father having died some six years ago. The deceased was a bright,
active young man when he went to war, but the exposures incident to
camp life proved too severe for him. He leaves three brothers and
two sisters. His funeral will take place Saturday from St. Francis de
Sales Church, at 9:30 A. M. attended by his comrades of Co. B. in a
body. His age was about 23 years.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 February 1908
Mrs. Ella A. O'Malley, wife of William F. O'Malley, died at the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William E. Preston, No. 11 East North
street, Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. She was 19 years old. She leaves
her husband and an infant son; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William E.
Preston, and one brother,
James F. Preston. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 9:20
the house and at 10 o'clock from St. Francis Desales church. Interment
be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 20 April 1900
Phelps, N. Y. - A very strange and uncommon sight was witnessed on
Tuesday when the funeral of Mr. and Mrs. John O'Malley took
place. Both Mr. and Mrs. O'Malley were taken ill last week with la
grippe, which developed into pneumonia . Mrs. O'Malley died on Friday,
aged 67 years, and her husband survived only about two days and died on
Sunday, aged 65 years. One son, Thomas, and a daughter, Mrs. Michael
From Geneva Daily Times 12 November 1904
John O'Malley, of the grocery
firm of John O'Malley & Brothers, died at 10:30 o'clock last night
at his home, No. 390 Exchange street, aged fifty years. The deceased
was born in the county of Mayo, Ireland, and came to this country and
city about 1870. Shortly after settling here he started in the grocery
business in connection with his two brothers, William and Jerry
O'Malley. Prosperity followed their business career which enabled them
to build a substantial block on the site
of their old store on Exchange street. Throughout his residence here
Mr. O'Malley has been a Republican and was an active worker in
the Fifth ward. His only political office, however, was a commissioner
on the first board of health under ex-Mayor Albert H. Herendeen. In
connection with his grocery business he has been agent for many
trans-Atlantic steamship companies and at various times has done a
large foreign ticket business. During the last two years he has been in
feeble health. He is survived by three brothers, Michael, William
and Jerry O'Malley, and one sister, Mrs. Mary McDonald, all of this
The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales
Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 25 October 1906
The death of John O'Malley, aged 80 years, occurred last
Friday night at the family home, 578 South Exchange street. The cause
of death was general debility. Mr. O'Malley was one of Geneva's oldest
citizens and business men. He conducted a blacksmith establishment on
South Exchange street for over fifty years. He was a brother-in-law of
ex-Mayor Moore and father of City Clerk O'Malley. He is survived by his
widow and five children, Mrs. D. E. Dempsey, Misses Margaret and Nellie
O'Malley and John O'Malley of this city, and Mrs. William Patterson of
From Geneva Daily Times 23 October 1906
The funeral of John O'Malley, a well-known blacksmith, who
died Friday night, was held this morning at 9:30 o'clock
from his late residence, No. 578 South Exchange street and
at 10:00 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales church. The bearers were
John Kane, Patrick Hickey, Frank Hogan and Michael O'Malley. Burial
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 16 April 1935
Geneva, Apr. 15 - John F. O'Malley, an employee of the Empire Gas
& Electric Company here for 32 years and for years superintendent
of the company's gas plant, died unexpectedly of a heart attack in his
home, 155 Maxwell Avenue, at noon today. Funeral services will be
Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. in the home and at 9 a.m. in St. Francis de
Sales Church with burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
Mr. O'Malley entered the employ of the Empire Gas & Electric
Company in 1903 as chief clerk when the gas plant in Border City was
being erected soon becoming superintendent. When the plant was closed
down last fall as the Empire shifted from manufactured to natural gas,
Mr. O'Malley was placed in charge of production and distribution of the
natural product. Mr. O'Malley was a member of the Knights of Columbus,
the Noetureal Adoration Society, the Holy Name Society of St. Francis
de Sales Church and was a trustee of that church. Surviving are his
widow, Mrs. Gertrude O'Malley, seven children, John Francis, Robert
Reed, Richard White, Philip Graham, Janet, Constance, and Patricia Joan
O'Malley; five sisters, Mrs. Harold Van Dusen of Rochester, Mrs. Melvin
Smith, Mrs. Norine Greenaway, the Misses Helen and Pauline O'Malley;
and three brothers, Charles O'Malley, a member of the Board of
Aldermen, and William P. and Joseph O'Malley. His father, former Mayor,
Patrick O'Malley, died recently.
From Ontario County Journal 4 July 1890
In attempting to jump from a locomotive on the Fall Brook railroad at
Geneva last Friday, John J. O'Malley, of that village, fell
under the wheels and was killed. The wheels passed over his right leg
the knee, nearly severing it, and his left leg was broken, his head
crushed and the body otherwise mangled. He was 30 years old and leaves
and two children.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 1 August 1924
Geneva, N. Y. July 31 - John M. O'Malley, 57 years old, prominent
business man, died at his home, No. 24 Elmwood place, today after an
illness of two years. He was a former city clerk, having served from
January 1, 1881, and for thirty years carried on a paint, wall paper
and window shade business. Mr. O'Malley was a fourth degree member of
Geneva Council, Knights of Columbus, and was also a member of Geneva
Lodge, Loyal Order of Moose, and Geneva Lodge of Elks. Surviving are
his wife, two daughters, Miss Mary Elizabeth O'Malley and Miss Winifred
O'Malley; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Patterson, Miss Margaret O'Malley
and Miss Nellie O'Malley of Geneva. Funeral services will be held at
the home at 8:30 o'clock Monday morning and from St. Stephen's Church
at 9 o'clock, Rev. William H. McPadden, officiating. Interment will be
made in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 5 February 1924
Geneva, Feb. 4 - Mrs. Margaret Moore O'Malley, 84
years old, widow of the late John O'Malley and a sister of the late
Daniel E. Moore, former Geneva mayor, died this morning at her home, No.
25 Elmwood Place, after an illness of two years. Mrs. O'Malley was born
in Ireland and came to this country with her parents when a child of
ten years and had resided in Geneva since that time. For many years the
family resided in South Exchange street. She is survived by one son,
John M. O'Malley; three daughters, Miss N. L. Patterson, Miss Margaret
O'Malley and Miss Nellie O'Malley, all of this city. Funeral services
will be held at 9 o'clock on Thursday morning from St. Stephen's Church.
Interment will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 May 1904
Mark O'Malley, aged sixty-six years, died at 2 o'clock this
morning at his home, No. 76 Herbert street, after a five months'
illness. He has resided in this city for about forty years. The
survivors are a widow, one brother, Patrick O'Malley of this city and
one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Rogan of Austin, Minn. The funeral will
take place at 8:45 o'clock Wednesday morning from the house and at 9:15
St. Francis' church. Burial in St. Patrick's cemetery.
Geneva Daily Times 11 January 1902
O'Malley died at the family residence in West avenue at 8 o'clock
this morning, aged 17 years. The cause of death was consumption.
The deceased had been ill two years. He was a member of the
graduating class of St.
Francis parochial school in June of 1898. The young man
was one of the brightest students in his class. He is survived by
his mother, two brothers, John and Francis O'Malley, and by
two sisters, Mary and Margaret O'Malley, all of this city. The
funeral will take place from the house at 9:30 o'clock and from St.
Frances de Sales church at 10 o'clock Monday morning. Interment will be
in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 May 1922
Michael O'Malley, recognized as the oldest grocer in the city,
died at his home, 181 North street, last night at 5:45 o'clock after a
long illness. He is survived by his wife; one son, John O'Malley; seven
daughters, Mrs. Matthew S. Kelleher, Mrs. Lillian Spillane, Mrs.
Michael C. Hawkins, Mrs. Simon Fennell, Mrs. Harry Kane and the Misses
Margaret and Helen O'Malley; eight grandchildren; and four
great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Aenos McDonald; one brother,
Jeremiah O'Malley, all of Geneva; also several nieces and nephews. Mr.
O'Malley was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Francis Desales
From Geneva Daily Times 19
The funeral of Miss Sadie O'Malley, whose death occurred
on Friday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Isaac Phillips, on
Mill street, was held from St. Francis de Sales church this morning.
The deceased was the daughter of Mrs. Nicholas Kane, and was 19 years
of age, the cause of death being consumption.
From Geneva Gazette 3 June 1887
On Wednesday morning last after a brief illness occurred the death
of Mrs. Susan, wife of of Jeremiah O'Malley. An
infant child survives, and the many friends of the sorrowing husband
will extend him their deepest sympathy in the hour of his great
bereavement. The funeral services were held this morning and were
very largely attended. Mrs. O'Malley was a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Barney Mulholland of this village.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 October 1908
The funeral of Mrs. Josephine Ombler, wife of Samuel
Ombler, who died Saturday evening, will take place tomorrow morning at
8:30 from the family residence, No. 14 Middle street, and at 9 o'clock
from St. Francis DeSales church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's
cemetery. Besides her husband she is survived by one daughter, Miss
From Geneva Daily Times 1 May 1916
Mrs. Emma F. Onderdonk, aged 63 years, wife of H. W. Onderdonk
of Seneca, died this morning at her home. She leaves two sons and one
daughter. The funeral will be held at Number Nine church Wednesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. A. B. Temple officiating. Interment in
Number Nine Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 August 1924
Herman W. Onderdonk of
the Town of Seneca, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. B. L.
Rice of Buffalo, on Friday evening, August 15th. He is survived by one
daughter, Mrs. Rice, and two sons, Willard B. Onderdonk of Hall and
Harry R. Onderdonk of Seneca. The Funeral services will be held from his
late residence at Seneca on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. Dr.
A. B. Temple, pastor of Number Nine Church, will officiate, and burial
will be made in Number Nine Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 1 April 1904
Isaac Onderdonk, aged 88 years, long Canandaigua's oldest
carpenter, died on Friday. One son, who resides in New York City,
survives him. The funeral was held from his home on Coy street on
Sunday afternoon, Rev. Arthur Dougall officiating.
From Geneva Courier 8 July 1874
Died - In Seneca on Monday, July 6, 1874, Margery L., wife
W. Onderdonk, aged 26 years. The deceased lady
was a daughter of Peter W. Pomeroy, Esq., of Gorham. She was
well-known and universally beloved and respected in that locality where
her childhood and youth had been spent. She at one time attended
school in Geneva and during that time united with the 1st Presbyterian
Church of this village. At the time of her death, she
was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Seneca.
It is but a little over a year since she was married and full of life,
hope and happiness, commenced the voyage of life in earnest and now so
soon her young life has fled and grief, sorrow and desolation fill the
places of joy of but one short year ago. In
her new home in Seneca, she was very greatly esteemed and respected,
and her sad and sudden death causes a deep and mournful gloom
throughout the entire community. For some weeks past she had been
in delicate health but apparently was improving until about a week ago,
she commenced failing rapidly and unexpectedly and swiftly, quickly
faded away. She leaves an infant child about two months old. Her
funeral takes place this afternoon from
the Presbyterian Church in Seneca.
From Shortsville Enterprise 12 May 1911
Manchester, N. Y. - The funeral services of Mrs. Florence
May O'Neal, wife
of James B. O'Neal of Manchester, were held from the M. E. church in
Manchester on Sunday afternoon last at 3:30 o'clock, being in charge of
the pastor of the church, Rev. Hoyt F. Hill. The interment was in
Brookside Cemetery in this village. Mrs. O'Neal died at her home in
that village on Wednesday night of last week at eleven o'clock, after a
nine days' illness with pneumonia. She had been in poor health during
the fall and winter months. The deceased was born in Bureau county,
Illinois, on May 19, 1862, and was a daughter of Thomas and Sarah
Mowry. She was united in marriage to Mr. O'Neal on December 25, 1878,
in Bureau county. After leaving her home state, she made her home in
Alliance, Neb., Las Vegas, New Mexico, Sayre, Pa., and Manchester,
coming to the latter place during the year of 1905. She was a member of
the Manchester M. E. church and the Manchester W. C. T. U. The
survivors are her husband, James O'Neal; three sons, Herbert, Lester
and Earl; one daughter, Mrs. Frank Daly, all of Manchester; her mother,
Mrs. Sarah E. Mowry of Prosser, Neb.; two brothers, Isaac Mowry of
Lexington, Neb. and Thomas Mowry, Manchester; also three sisters, Mrs.
Elsie Postlethewaite of Minneapolis, Kas.; Mrs. Clara Draper of
Lexington, Neb. and Mrs. Mamie Aldrich of Prosser, Neb.
From Ontario County Journal 5 January 1917
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Maria O'Neal occurred
on Tuesday night at her home. She is survived by her two sons , Hugh
and John; and three brothers, James Flannigan of East Bloomfield, Hugh
of Buffalo, and P. W. of Rochester. Burial will be held this morning
with Rev. P. A. Neville officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 May 1905
Albert H. O'Neil, fifty-eight years of age, died at 7 o'clock this
morning at his home on the
Pre-emption road just north of the Fair grounds. The deceased was born
in the west and came to this city twenty years ago. He
is survived only by his widow. The funeral will take place Saturday
at 2:30 o'clock from the house, Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., rector of St.
Peter's church, officiating. Burial will be in Salisbury's
cemetery north of the city.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 February 1908
Mrs. Arthur O'Neil of this city died at her home near the
Experiment Station yesterday morning after a brief illness. Mrs. O'Neil
was 64 years of age and was born in Ireland. She had lived in this
country for the last fifty years. She is survived by four sons, Patrick
F., Arthur J., Michael A., and three daughters, Mary A., Margaret M.
and Mrs. James Flood, all of this city. The funeral will take place
from St. Stephen's church tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. Burial St.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 10 October 1921
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Catherine O'Neil died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Flora Malone, this afternoon at 4 o'clock. She is
survived, besides by her daughter, by one son, Walter of Denver, Colo.;
and one sister, Anna Kennedy, of West Bloomfield. The funeral will be
held on Wednesday morning with services at St. Patrick's Church at 9
o'clock. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 18 September 1901
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Cornelius O'Neil died last Tuesday
morning after a long illness at the age of 77 years. He is survived by
four sons and three daughters, Cornelius, John, Dennis, William and
Ellen, Mary and Margaret, all residents of this town, also three
brothers, John of this town, Patrick of Victor, and Michael, of
Chicago, and two sisters, Mrs. Timothy Sullivan and Ellen, both of this
place. The funeral took place from St. Bridget's church Thursday
morning and was largely attended. Solemn high mass was celebrated by
the pastor, Rev. P. G. Neville, assisted by Fathers Donnely of Victor
and O'Brien of Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Times 12 December 1888
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Cornelius O'Neil died last
Thursday, the 6th inst., after an illness of two weeks, caused by a
trouble of the heart. She was buried from the R. C. Church today, with
an immense funeral, as she was a woman very much respected by everyone
who knew her. Her age was 61 and she leaves a husband and seven grown
children to mourn her loss.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 6 January 1939
Victor, N. Y. - Dennis O'Neil, died in his home here
yesterday. He leaves two daughters and two sons: Mrs. Lewis Stoller,
Mrs. Edward Weaver, and Wallace and Howard O'Neil, all of Victor; and
three grandchildren. Funeral will be at 8:15 a.m. Monday in the home
and in St. Patrick's Church at 9 a.m., the Rev. Joseph Keser
officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 29 June 1904
Ionia, N. Y. - Edward O'Neil died at 5:30 on Monday morning at the
home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. O'Neil, aged 40 years, after two
weeks' illness with typhoid fever. Deceased was a member of the A. O.
U. W. here and his untimely death will be deeply regretted by his many
friends, all of whom extend loving sympathy to his bereaved wife and
child, also his parents, brothers and sisters. The brothers, Cornelius
and Daniel, and one sister, Julia, reside with the parents, and of the
other sisters, Mrs. J. Farrell lives in Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. J. Welch
in Charlotte and Mrs. M. McCullough in Canandaigua. The funeral will be
held on Wednesday morning from St. Bridget's church at East
From Geneva Daily Times 19 February 1915
Mrs. Grace O'Neil of this city, wife of Michael O'Neil, died this
morning at 6:30 o'clock at Canandaigua. The body was brought to Geneva
and taken to
undertaking rooms of Yells Brothers. She is survived by her husband,
five daughters, Grace, Anna, Rosa and Jane O'Neil, of Geneva, and
Margaret O'Neil of Rochester; three sons, Joseph of Geneva, John of
Buffalo and William of Rochester; her mother, Mrs. Martha Opdyke of
Ovid; one brother, Clark Opdyke and one sister, Mrs. Ira Lindenburg, of
Ovid. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from
St. Francis de Sales church, Rev. W. A. McDonald officiating. Burial
will be made in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 10 February 1893
Victor, N. Y. - Jeremiah O'Neil, an old resident of Victor, died
Thursday night, Feb. 2, at his residence in the southern part of the
From Victor Herald 16 March 1900
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral services of Mrs. Jeremiah
O'Neil, of Victor, were held at St. Bridget's church Monday
forenoon, the Rev. P. A. Neville officiating. The family were residents
From Victor Herald 7 July 1899
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral services of the late John
O'Neil were held last Friday at 10 o'clock at St. Bridget's
church, the Rev. P. J. Neville officiating. There was a large
attendance. Interment was had in the Catholic cemetery.
From Naples Record 3 March 1926
John O'Neil, 57 years of age, of Canandaigua, a Lehigh Valley car
inspector, was killed in the railroad yards at Manchester early
yesterday morning shortly after he quit work at midnight, when a train
of empty box cars ran into him as he walked along the tracks. Mr.
O'Neil is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters. Burial will
be made in Coye cemetery, South Bristol.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 27 November 1914
Geneva. Nov. 26 - The death of Mrs. Mary O'Neil occurred
last night after a lingering illness. She leaves two sons, Edward F.
O'Neil, of this city, and William O'Neil and Mrs. Agnes Fox of
Rochester. The funeral will be held Saturday morning from the home of
Edward F. O'Neil, at 9 o'clock and from St. Stephen's Church at 9:30
o'clock. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 November 1909
Manchester, N. Y. - The funeral of Patrick O'Neil, a
highly respected residence of the Town of Manchester, was held from St.
Dominics Catholic church in Shortsville Friday morning, Rev. Father
McArdle conducting the services and the burial being at the Clifton
Springs Cemetery. Mr. O'Neil's death was the result of an attack of
acute indigestion and his age was 67 years. He is survived by three
sons, Michael and Edward of Shortsville, and James O'Neil of Macedon,
and three daughters, Maria of Seneca Falls and Julia and Winifred of
Shortsville; also one sister, Mrs. Margaret Dolan of Orleans, N. Y. Burial
From Canandaigua Chronicle 7 August 1907
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Patrick O'Neil, for over forty
years a respected resident of this village, died at the family home in
East Main street, at 3:30 o'clock on Thursday afternoon, after a short
illness, death being due to gall stones. Mrs. O'Neil was born in Auburn
53 years ago, being a daughter of the late James O'Hara. She is
survived by her husband, Patrick O'Neil; three daughters, Miss Marie,
Miss Julia and Mrs. Winnie; three sons, Michael, James and Edward; her
mother, Mrs. James O'Hara; a sister, Mrs. Fitzpatrick; and three
brothers, Michael, Edward and Dan O'Hara, all of Shortsville. The
funeral was held from St. Dominic's church at 10 o'clock on Saturday
morning and burial followed in the Catholic cemetery, Clifton Springs.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 January 1909
The funeral of Mrs. Sarah O'Neil, who died Monday in
Utica, took place yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the home of her
sister, Mrs. Clara Miller, of North Exchange street. The deceased was
64 years old. Her home was in this city, and for three weeks she had
been visiting relatives in Utica. The remains were brought here
Wednesday. Her survivors are one daughter, Miss Ida Miller; one sister,
Mrs. Clara Miller, and one brother, William Day. Burial was in the Oaks
Corners Cemetery and Rev. J. B. Hubbs officiated.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 April 1907
Arthur O'Neill, aged 66 years, died at his home near the
Experiment station last evening at 9:20 o'clock, after a very brief
Mr. O'Neill was born in Ireland and came to this country and vicinity
about 45 years ago. For many years he has been a nurseryman in the
of William Smith, but for the past few years he has been in business
himself. Besides his widow, he is survived by four sons, Patrick F.,
J., James G., and Michael A. O'Neill; also three daughters, Mrs. James
and Misses Mary A., and Margaret O'Neill, all of this city. Burial
From Ontario County Journal 19 June 1908
Ionia, N. Y. - Mrs. Catherine McGeary O'Neill, died on Friday, aged
82 years. The funeral was held at East Bloomfield, on Tuesday morning.
She leaves, besides her husband, six children, Mrs. Eliza Farrel of
Detroit; Mrs. Rose Welch of Charlotte; Mrs. Mary McCulls, of Rochester;
Miss Julia O'Neill, of this place; another son and daughter, Edward
O'Neill and Mrs. Janie Kerr, died within a few years.
From Ontario County Journal 24 January 1908
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral of Cornelius O'Neill was
held from St. Bridget's church on Monday morning. His death occurred at
his home north of Canandaigua on Saturday morning, following a period
of failing health. He was 42 years of age and leaves his wife, two
children; three sisters, Misses Mary and Ellen O'Neill and Mrs. E. E.
Rigney; and three brothers, John and Dennis, of East Bloomfield, and
William of Lima.
From Ontario County Journal 15 January 1915
Victor, N. Y. - Dennis O'Neill died on Wednesday of last
week. His illness was of short duration. He was 75 years old. Mr.
O'Neill was born in County Cork, Ireland, and came to this country in
his youth. Those who survive are the wife, Mrs. Catherine O'Neill; two
children, Cassie, the wife of Florence Malone, and Walter, of Crosby,
Wyoming; and one sister, Mrs. Henry Trimm of Victor. Funeral services
were held from St. Patrick's church on Friday, Rev. J. J. Donnelly,
pastor of the church, officiating. Interment was made in St. Patrick's
From Ontario County Chronicle 2 March 1904
Ionia, N. Y. - John O'Neill, an aged and highly respected resident
of this town, died at his late residence two miles east of the village
on Saturday morning. Funeral was held Tuesday morning from St.
Bridget's Church, East Bloomfield. He leaves to mourn his demise one
brother, Michael, of Chicago; four daughters, Miss Lizzie, who is
teaching school at Yonkers, Mrs. Dr. McCarty of Geneva, and Misses
Cassie and Ella, and one son, Frank, of this place.
From Victor Herald 4 March 1904
Born on the Emerald Isle, to memory dear but holding no allegiance
to country higher nor dearer than that to the land of the free, to
which he came in early life. John O'Neil, honest, rugged,
patriotic Irish-American, a credit alike to his native and adopted
land, died at his home in the town of East Bloomfield, about two miles
east of Ionia, Saturday, February 27th, 1904. John O'Neil was born in
Ireland in the year 1826, and came to this country about fifty years
ago. Since that time his entire life has been spent in the towns of
Victor and East Bloomfield. For the past twenty years he has resided on
the farm on which he died, once known as the Lansing Dibble farm. Mr.
O'Neil was a hard-working, thrifty and it follows, successful farmer.
Getting his start by working on farms of others, he was before long
enabled to purchase a farm for himself and to become the owner of
considerable other property. He was a most generous contributor for the
building and maintenance of St. Bridget's church, of which he was a
devoted member. He is survived by four daughters, the Misses Ellen and
Cassie of East Bloomfield, Lizzie of Yonkers, and Mrs. Charles McCarthy
of Geneva; and one son, Frank of East Bloomfield. Mrs. O'Neil died in
1901. Two sisters, Mrs. Mary Sullivan and Miss Ellen O'Neil of East
Bloomfield, and two brothers, Michael of Chicago and Patrick of Victor,
also survive. The funeral services were held at St. Bridget's church
Tuesday morning, a solemn requiem mass being celebrated by Rev. Fr. P.
A. Neville, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Fr. J. J. Donnelly
of Victor, deacon, and Rev. Fr. M. Garvey of Livonia, sub-deacon. The
funeral was largely attended. Interment in St. Bridget's cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 11 December 1901
Ionia, N. Y. - Mrs. John O'Neill died on Sunday evening after a
short illness of pneumonia. She leaves to mourn a husband, one son and
four daughters, Lizzie, who is teaching in New York; Catharine of
Buffalo; Mrs. Dr. McCarty of Geneva; and Ella, who resides with her
From Ontario County Journal 29 January 1892
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mary, wife of John O'Neill, Sr.,
died last Tuesday morning, aged 67 years. A husband, one son and two
daughters are left to mourn her loss.
From Corning Evening Leader 29 May 1937
The mass of requiem was celebrated Friday morning in St. Mary's Church, Honeoye, for Mrs. Michael O'Neill, who
died at her home there Wednesday. The Rev. Edward Magee was celebrant.
Bearers for the funeral were Bernard, Charles and James O'Neill,
brothers, Leon O'Neill, a grandson, William Owens and George
Ritzenthaler. Interment was in St. Bridget's Cemetery, East Bloomfield.
Out-of-town persons attending included Mrs. William G. Menihan, Joseph
Menihan, Miss Ruth Menihan, Mrs. James Poland, Sr., Bernard O'Neill,
Corning; Mrs. Robert Kavanaugh, Miss Catherine O'Neill, Painted Post;
Mr. and Mrs. Charles O'Neill, Coudersport, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. George
Ritzenthaler, Buffalo; Mrs. Lee Scarborough, Middleport; Mr. and Mrs.
William Owens, Allegheny State Park.
From Shortsville Enterprise 9 November 1938
Merton O'Neill of this village mourns the death of his estimable mother, Mrs. Susie Grace O'Neill, 69,
which occurred on Sunday evening at the residence of her daughter, Mrs.
Merle Wheeler, in Canandaigua. She had been ill for a long time.
Survivors are two sons, two daughters, two brothers and four
grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the Canandaigua Baptist
Church on Tuesday afternoon and the remains were interred in the Coye
cemetery in South Bristol. Mrs. O'Neill, a native of South Bristol, was
the widow of John O'Neill and had made her home in Canandaigua for the
past 10 years.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 December 1902
Coroner H. D. Weyburn was called at 1 o'clock this afternoon to the
Higgins block, at Wadsworth and Middle streets, to view the remains of Mrs.
O'Niel, who died at 11 o'clock this morning, aged 60
years. Coroner Weyburn found that the deceased fell down an outside
flight of stairs last Tuesday evening, injuring her head. The
cause of death, according to the statement of the coroner, was
concussion of the brain resulting from injury. Mrs. O'Niel is survived
by one son and two daughters. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 17 September 1917
Victor, N. Y., Sept. 16 - Patrick O'Niel, 87 years old, a highly
esteemed resident of the town of Victor, died at his farm, four miles
southwest of this village, on Thursday evening. Patrick O'Niel was born
in County Cork, Ireland, in 1830, coming to this country when 18 years
old, in 1876. He bought the farm where he has lived for forty-one
years. Mr. O'Niel leaves his wife, Mary O'Leary O'Niel; one daughter,
Miss May O'Niel, who has taught a rural school near her home for years;
one son, Augustus O'Niel, who runs the home farm; all of Victor; also a
son Frank O'Niel of Niagara Falls. the funeral services will be
conducted at St. Patrick's Catholic Church by Dr. Doerbecker at 10
o'clock on Monday morning. Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Phelps Citizen 3 August 1877
Thomas O'Niel, son of Jas. O'Niel, baggageman at the depot, died
last Friday at the residence of his father. The cause of his death was
consumption, the result of a severe cold contracted last fall while
living in New York. His son was about 20 years. The remains were taken
to Canandaigua for interment.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 January 1928
Mrs. Winifred Barnes Ono, of this city, died yesterday afternoon at
2 o'clock following a brief illness of bronchial pneumonia. She is
survived by a daughter, Winifred Mary Ono, her mother, Mrs. Mary Fordon
Barnes; a sister, Mrs. Edward Holzer, all of this city. The funeral
will be held on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of her
mother at 143 Hamilton street, with Rev. Samuel H. Edsall officiating.
The funeral will be private. Please omit flowers.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 June 1936
Filippo Onorato, aged 65, of 55 North street, died Saturday at his
home following a cerebral hemorrhage. Mr. Onorato was born in Bicary,
province of Foggia, Italy, and had been a resident of Geneva for twenty
years. He was a member of the Sons of Italy, Lodge Guiseppe Verdi, of
Philadelphia, Pa. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Madaline Onorato, nine
sons, Samuel, Daniel Michael, Charles Harry and James of Rochester,
Anthony of Geneva, John of Plainfield, N. J. and Alexander of
Sacramento, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Lucy Baselice of Geneva and
Mrs. Josephine Ciampi of Auburn; two brothers, Anthony and Alexander of
Geneva; and five sisters, Mrs. Giovannina Gaidi, Mrs. Mary Frances
Coblio of Geneva, Mrs. Rose Chiafaro of Florence, Italy, and the Misses
Mary and Josephine Onorato of Foggia, Italy. The funeral will be held
tomorrow morning at 8:30 o'clock from his late residence, and 9 o'clock
at St. Francis de Sales church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 October 1905
Mrs. Jennie Opdyke, wife of Jeremiah T. Opdyke, of No. 164 Castle
street, died at 8 o'clock this morning, after being ill for two weeks.
The deceased was forty-two years of age. She was born in Canandaigua,
and has lived in this city
for twenty years. She was a member of Seneca Legion, N. P. L., and
of the Holy Rosary society of St. Francis de Sales church. Besides
her husband, she is survived by one son, William Opdyke, of Rochester;
two daughters, Rosezilla and Agnes Opdyke, of Geneva, and one sister,
Mrs. McCormick, of Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Journal 29 January 1909
Bristol, N. Y. - On Tuesday the funeral services of Aaron
Orcutt, of West Bloomfield, were held from the Universalist church
at this place. Mr. Orcutt was born in the year 1828. In 1850, when 22
years old, he married Miss Eunice Hamm. In 1872 he was elected deacon
of the Universalist church of Bristol, which office he had since held.
Although having to come a long distance, his seat in church was seldom
vacant, only sickness keeping him away. He was not merely a church
goer, but a Christian; a kind, affectionate husband and father, a
neighbor ready to help or befriend a true, poor man. Living to the age
of 81 years, he had passed the sacramental bread and wine to those now
growing gray who in their childhood had watched him perform the same
service for their parents. He leaves a wife and two children, a son,
Carlyle, and a daughter, Miss M. Rebecca Orcutt. The interment was in
Evergreen cemetery, Rev. George Babbitt officiating. One is gone who
will be greatly missed, not only in his home but also in his church
home, and his family have the heartfelt sympathy of all.
From Geneva Gazette 14 March 1827
DIED - In Richmond, Ontario co., on the 27th of February
last, Moses Orcutt, aged 92 years, 2 months and 7
days. He was truly a soldier. He served in the French war, was taken
prisoner by the Indians and for two days and nights was confined,
food, with his legs wedged in notches out in a tree. He was the first
man to raise the flag upon the walls at the taking of Ticonderoga. He
was in the service throughout the revolutionary war, and took an active
part in opposition to Shay's rebellion.
From Ontario County Journal 16 February 1917
The death of Austin H. O'Reilly, aged 36 years, occurred on
Monday afternoon at Memorial hospital following an illness of three
weeks with pneumonia. He was a native of Canandaigua and was a
well-known citizen. Up to January 1, when the business was sold, he was
superintendent of the People's Ice Company. There survive his wife and
one daughter, Jane; also two sisters, Mrs. David Genther, of
Canandaigua, and Mrs. Joseph Short, of Detroit, Mich.; and one brother,
Charles O'Reilly of Canandaigua. Funeral services were held at St.
Mary's church yesterday morning. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 28 March 1919
The funeral services of Mrs. Carrie Scantlin O'Reilly, aged
31 years, wife of Charles O'Reilly, who died last week Friday morning
at Memorial Hospital, were held at St. Mary's church on Monday morning.
Besides her husband, she leaves three children, Thomas, Genevieve and
Mildred O'Reilly, of Canandaigua; and three brothers, Thomas, John and
From Geneva Daily Times 26 January 1914
Mrs. Ellen O'Reilly, widow of the late Jeremiah O'Reilly, died at
her home, 43 West Avenue, yesterday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, after an
illness of a few hours. Mrs. O'Reilly has been a resident of Geneva for
the past 60 years, and is survived by two daughters, Sister Ernestine
of St. Stephen's Convent, this city, and Sister Mary Alice, of Elmira;
three sons, Jeremiah J. of Geneva, William of Chicago, and Thomas E. of
Florida; thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The
funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock from the house
and at 10 o'clock from St. Stephen's church. Interment will be in St.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 August 1909
Jeremiah O'Reilly died at his home at West Avenue at 9:30 o'clock
this morning. Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, William
P., of Chicago; Thomas E. of Troy, and Jeremiah, Jr., of this city; two
daughters, Sister Emmeline and Sister Mary Alice of Elmira; one
brother, Patrick of Seneca Falls and one sister, Mrs. Patrick Ryan of
Geneva. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 November 1906
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Thomas H. O'Reilly died at his home on
South Main street at 3 o'clock yesterday morning from an affectation of
the brain, having been confined to his bed since the preceding Tuesday.
Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's church. He was one of
Canandaigua's best-known citizens. He was 53 years of age. For 26 years
he held the sprinkling contracts in this village and for the past five
years had been engaged in the ice business, having purchased the ice
plant of Mrs. Nancy McCormack. Years ago Mr. O'Reilly conducted public
bath houses on Bemis street, at which point an artesian well of
supposedly valuable medicinal water was located. Mr. O'Reilly's wife
died about four years ago. He is survived by one brother, James
O'Reilly, of Binghamton, and four children, Misses Retta and Mary, and
Charles and Austin O'Reilly, all of this place.
From Ontario County Chronicle 17 December 1902
Saturday night occurred the death of Mrs. Thomas O'Reilly, wife
O'Reilly, the well-known ice dealer of this village. Deceased
had been ill for some time of a lingering disease. She was aged about
50 years and leaves besides her husband, three sons and two daughters.
The funeral was held from St. Mary's church yesterday at 10 a.m., Rev.
J. T. Dougherty officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 February 1899
Mrs. Patrick O'Reily died at her home on Washington street last
Thursday, Feb. 16, aged 70 years. She had been an invalid for a long
time, so that we do not recall having seen her down street since the
death of of her husband some two years ago. They were both good
business people, thrifty and honest, and when sickness overtook them
were able to stand up against it. She is survived by one son, Edward D.
O'Reily, who has always remained at home. The funeral took place from
St. Frances de Sales Church on Saturday morning last was was largely
From Geneva Daily Times 18 July 1946
Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Organ, wife of Frank J. Organ, 442 Exchange
street, died last evening at the Geneva General Hospital where she has
been a patient for several weeks. Her husband is a patient at Mt.
Morris State Sanitorium. Mrs. Organ was born in Selby, England,
September 11th, 1870, the daughter of Robert and Hannah Parkin. Her
father was a member of the English Army until the time of his death.
Mrs. Organ came to Canada at the age of eleven and was married in 1892
in Toronto. She arrived in New York State in 1896 and came to Geneva in
1900, where she has since resided. Mrs. Organ had a wide circle of
friends in this community. For many years, she conducted a sewing
school at her resident. She also engaged in charitable work for
religious organizations. She was a member of St. Francis de Sales
Church. The funeral will be conducted from the DeVaney and Company
Funeral Home, 167 North Main street, on Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock
and at 9 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales Church. Burial will be in St.
From Ontario County Journal 13 May 1910
Couchette Orichinee, aged about four years, wandered upon the
tracks of the Rochester & Eastern electric railway near her
parents' home east of Victor on Tuesday and was struck by a car before
her presence was discovered by the motorman. Terribly mutilated, the
little girl was brought to the Memorial Hospital, where she died a few
hours later. Drs. Buell and Mead, who made an examination, found the
right leg completely severed below the knew, the head crushed and the
body bruised and cut. A passenger upon the car had bound a handkerchief
tightly around the injured leg and stopped the flow of blood. The
mother, upon rushing to the scene of the accident, made frantic efforts
to kill herself by pounding her head upon the rails. She was finally
restrained and led away from the scene.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 July 1932
Mrs. Katherine Dinneen O'Riely, wife of Edward D. O'Riely, died
yesterday morning at her home, 263 Washington street. Besides her
husband, she leaves her sons, George, William and Frederick; two
daughters, Mrs. Stanley Newfield and Esther F. O'Riely; two brothers,
Jeremiah and James Dinneen; and three sisters, Mrs. Joseph McKenna,
Mrs. Alvin Martin and Mrs. John McElwain. Mrs. O'Riely was a lifelong
resident of Geneva, a member of the Rosary Society of St. Stephen's
church, of the L. C. B. A., and a charter member of the League of Women
From Geneva Gazette 7 May 1897
Death of Patrick O'Riely - This event occurred Wednesday morning
last at the residence of deceased on Washington street. He was nearly
or quite 75 years old, and probably the senior in long residence among
us of foreign-born citizens. He came to Geneva from Canada about
50 years ago. For a long time he was profitably engaged here in
mercantile business and accumulated quite a handsome property in real
estate. In social life he was very genial and entertaining, a
veritable encyclopedia of local history and caustic in wit and
repartee. He was almost an anomalous character as an
that is, he was in politics a republican, and he caught it
right and left from his co-nationalists because of tenacious adherence
to his political heresies. Health failed him about a year ago and
he gave up business. His decline has been gradual, all remedies
used failing to afford relief. Few could be more greatly missed
than "Pat. Rieley." He leaves a mourning widow and one son. The
be held Saturday from St. Francis de Sales Church. Burial St.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 February 1917
George Orman of this city died at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Frank Burgess, this morning at 1:30 o'clock. The body was taken to the
undertaking rooms of Devaney and Fletcher. Mr. Orman was a veteran of
the Civil War, being a member of Company E, 160th Regiment. Besides his
daughter, he leaves two brothers, Richard Orman and John Orman of
From Geneva Gazette 14 December 1900
James Orman, a native Genevan, one of four sons of the late
William Orman, was stricken with
heart disease while sawing wood at his home on Lake street last Friday
afternoon, and died before a physician could reach him. His age
was 64 years. He was
by occupation a teamster and laborer, never a steamboat captain as a
Rochester local correspondent states. His brother Richard
commanded a towing steamer on Seneca Lake for many years prior to his
removing to California where he died a few years ago. He was an
jolly good fellow, liked by all acquaintances.
From Geneva Gazette 2 August 1861
It is related of John Orman, (the only member of Capt.
Baird's company known to be killed in the battle of Bull Run,) that
when he was shot he immediately fell to the ground, that he sprang
again to his feet, took steady aim in the direction whence the enemy
were firing, discharged his musket, and instantly fell dead at the feet
of his comrades. He was pierced through the breast with a shot.
It must have been a mere spasmodic effort that brought him to his
feet and enabled him to give a last shot at the rebels, after he had
received the mortal wound, rather than of a deliberate and knowing
purpose. In other words, that he was virtually a dead man when
From Geneva Daily Times 21 September 1903
John W. Orman, one of the older residents of this city, died at
his home on the Lake Road early yesterday morning, aged eighty-four
years. Mr. Orman came to Geneva in the early twenties and has been a
resident of Geneva and vicinity ever since. At the time he first
arrived here, Geneva was
a hamlet on the shores of Seneca lake. Mr. Orman was well-known
to the older residents of the city. He is survived by three daughters,
Mrs. John Frank, Mrs. Joseph Duck and Mrs. B. Rogers, all of this city.
The funeral will be held from the house at three
o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 January 1909
Mrs. Mary J. Orman, wife of George Orman, died this morning at 6
o'clock at the family residence, No. 398 Main street, after a lingering
illness of tuberculosis. She was 69 years old and had been a residence
of this city for 40 years. Her survivors are her husband, one daughter,
Mrs. Frank Burgess, of this city; one brother, Frank Measick of Grand
Rapids, Mich., and one sister, Mrs. M. C. Muir of Syracuse. Burial
From Geneva Daily Times 19 April 1923
Richard Clarke Orman, born at Rose Hill April 21, 1839, died at 1
o'clock this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Reid, 31
Genesee street, after an illness of about a year. Mr. Orman was the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Orman of Rose Hill. He was married on January
16th, 1869, to Mrs. Mary E. Canfield of Geneva, who died April 18th,
1920, in this city. Mr. Orman was the youngest of eleven children. He
is survived by one daughter, Mrs. William Reid of this city, and a
step-son, Eugene Canfield of Lansing, Michigan; one brother, John Orman
of Geneva. Mr. Orman was a civil war veteran and a member of Swift
Post, G. A. R. On February 24th, 1864, he enlisted with the Engineer
Brigade, 50th Regiment, Company D, Army of the Potomac. He participated
in the battles of the Wilderness, and was mustered out of service with
Company D in 1865. The 15th and 50th Regiments of the Engineer's
Brigade hold their reunion here jointly each year and Mr. Orman was
formerly president of the Reunion Association, later being made
honorary president. He always took great pleasure in the reunions and
devoted much time and effort to making them successful. The funeral
will be held from the home of his daughter on Saturday afternoon at 2
o'clock. It is a coincidence that he died exactly three years and one
hour after the death of Mrs. Orman. His funeral service will be held on
his 84th birthday. Rev. Alexander Thompson of the North Presbyterian
church will have charge. Members of Swift Post will attend in a body.
Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 7 June 1907
Manchester, N. Y. - Ermino Onorto, an Italian, in the employ
of the Lehigh Valley company, was killed in the company's yards at
Manchester on Saturday night by the Black Diamond Express. Onorto was
27 years of age and had been in this country a year. He leaves a wife
From Shortsville Enterprise 9 June 1911
The death of Edward O'Rourke, a resident of this village
since February last, occurred at the home of his sister, Mrs. Charles
Bloomfield in West Main street, at 2:30 o'clock on Sunday morning,
after an extended illness with Bright's disease. He was 53 years of
age. Mr. O'Rourke was born in Little Falls, this State, and at the age
of twelve years moved with his family to Victor. Twenty years of his
life were passed in Rochester, from which city he moved to this village
about the first of last February. He was unmarried. He is survived by
one brother, John O'Rourke of Rochester, and three sisters, Mrs.
Charles Bloomfield of this village; Mrs. John Driscoll of Lima,
and Mrs. Charles Crowley of Farmington. The remains were taken on the
9:41 passenger train Tuesday morning to Victor where the funeral
services were held at 10:30 o'clock from St. Patrick's Catholic church.
The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery in that village.
From Ontario County Times 29 January 1879
Victor, N. Y. - Mr. James O'Rourke of this place died at the home
of his father last week. The funeral services were held at the Catholic
church on Sunday.
From Victor Herald 14 February 1891
Michael O'Rourke died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Michael
Crowley, in Farmington on Sunday last. The funeral was held at St.
Patrick's church on Tuesday. Mr. O'Rourke had been in poor health for
some time. He suffered the amputation of one leg some years ago, from
this shock his system never rallied. For the past year he kept
the billiard parlor in the Walling Block but was obliged to give
it up on account of his health. He was a young man of quiet genial
manners and had the respect and esteem of a large circle of friends who
sympathize with his three sisters and two brothers in their affliction.
From Geneva Gazette 15 October 1886
Alexander Orr of Canandaigua, aged about 60 years, committed
suicide last Monday by poisoning
with Paris green. He had made his will and told several that he
expected to die of heart disease that night. He lived alone and
was found dead in his garden.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 February 1905
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Yesterday afternoon the funeral of Andrew
Orr, aged eighty-nine years, was held from his late residence on
South Pearl street, Rev. Lewis T. Reed, of the Congregational church,
officiating. Deceased had been a lifelong resident, and was highly
respected. He leaves a daughter, Miss Fannie Orr, of this place, and
three sons, George, William H., and F. S. Orr, all of Buffalo.
From Ontario County Chronicle 28 January 1903
Saturday night at her home on South Pearl street occurred the death
of Mrs. Isabella Orr, wife of Andrew Orr, aged 77 years. Death
was due to pneumonia. Mrs. Orr had been a resident of Canandaigua over
fifty years. She is survived by a daughter, Miss Fannie Orr of
Canandaigua, and three sons, William, George and James Orr, all of
Buffalo. The funeral was held from her late home yesterday afternoon.
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