"Os" to "Oz" Obituaries
From Geneva Daily Times 4 January 1909
Charles Osborn, 38 years of age, died at the City Hospital last
night. He formerly lived in Penn Yan, but for a number of years has
made his home in this city. He was a member of the Folger Hook and
Ladder Company, and of the Bartenders' Union. The deceased is survived
by his mother, Mrs. Margaret Osborn; two brothers, George and Lewis
Osborn of Penn Yan; and one sister, Mrs. Humphrey Donahue of Pittsburg,
Pa. The remains were taken to Penn Yan today for burial.
County Journal 4 July 1879
Died - at Reed's Corners, Ontario county, N. Y., June 25th, 1879, Chester
in age, the 82d year. It is often said "the good die
young." This may be true and at the same time not preclude the fact
that the good may live long. To those who have long known "Uncle
Chester," as he was familiarly called by his friends, the simple notice
at the head of this article, will call forth the almost unanimous
expression, "a good man has
gone from our midst." Chester Osborn was born in Hadley, Hampshire
county, Mass., November 9th, 1797. He was the oldest of four children,
two of whom died in infancy. He had one sister, the mother
of the author of this sketch, who with him and their parents came to
this county in the month of May, 1817. They settled in the eastern
part of the town of Gorham, at that time, on a farm purchased of
Elisha Williams of Hudson, Columbia county, N. Y. They remained there
about five years, and the purchased of Herman H. Bogert, of Geneva, N.
Y., a farm about three-fourths of a mile west of Reed's Corners. To
this place they moved in 1822. On this place Richard Osborn died
in 1841. His widow survived him 13 years. Chester Osborn as heir
by will, retained the premises, upon which he resided for 27 years
until the spring of 1868 when he moved to his late residence at Reed's
Corners. He lived a single life until 1855, when he was married to Miss
Jane Wood, of this town. Together, for nearly a quarter of a century,
they have passed their lives quietly, pleasantly and happily. They
have not been separated for a period of twenty-four hours from the time
of their marriage until his death.
From Ontario County Journal 21 January 1876
Death - Mrs. Ellen Osborn, wife of Byron Osborn of Farmington, and
daughter of Mr. Jesse H. Roberts of this town, died last Saturday, the
15th inst. Less than a year ago, she was a young, blooming,
hopeful bride. A few months ago Mrs. Osborn stepped upon a stick,
the purpose of breaking it. In so doing she wounded her
foot, and it was this little accident which caused her death, bringing
grief to a large circle of relatives and friends.
From Shortsville Enterprise 23 July 1925
Mrs. Henry Osborn, wife of the late Henry Osborn of Farmington,
died last week Wednesday at the family home, aged 76 years. She is
survived by three sons, John and Louis Osborn of Rochester and Stacia
Osborn of Farmington. The funeral was held from her late home on Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. A.
P. White, pastor of the Methodist church at Victor. The interment was
made in the family plot in South Farmington cemetery.
Geneva Daily Times 26 December 1902
James J. Osborn died at 8 o'clock yesterday morning at the home of
his son, Clinton Osborne, 94 Lafayette avenue, aged 76 years.
Five years ago the deceased had a stroke of paralysis, which was
followed by another yesterday that caused death. Mr. Osborne was born
in Paterson, N. J., and came to this section when he was 22 years of
age. Having spent the major portion of his life within a radius
of seven miles of Geneva, he came to live with his son in this city one
year ago. He is survived by one daughter, Miss Eva Osborne of
Seneca county; two sons, Clifton Osborne of this city, and Clinton
Osborne and a sister who reside in Paterson. The funeral will
from the home of his son at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Rev. W.
W. Weller will officiate. Interment will be in Glenwood cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 16 November 1888
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - On Monday morning, the 12th inst., the
spirit of Mrs. Jane Osborn, relict of the
late Chester Osborn, left her form cold and lifeless. She has suffered
from disease for a long time. She was buried from the Congregational
church on Wednesday of this week, and upon the casket plate could be
read the inscription, "aged 72 years."
From Ontario County Journal 10 February 1899
The death of John Osborn occurred at his home on Chapin
street on Tuesday night. Mr. Osborn was one of the oldest residents of
the village, having moved here from Hopewell in 1830. The deceased is
survived by two children, Mrs. S. P. Quick of Rochester and Frank
Osborn of this village. The funeral services will be held from his late
residence this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mr. Osborn was the inventor of
the Osborn elastic cement.
From Ontario County Times 4 February 1891
Samuel W. Osborn died on Saturday, January 24, and the funeral
services were held at his late residence in this village on Tuesday at
10 a.m., the remains being taken to Palmyra for interment.
From Ontario County Journal 12 October 1894
Mrs. Alzina T. Osborne died at her home on Chapin street last week
Tuesday, aged 78 years. Mrs. Osborne had been a sufferer from cancer of
the stomach for about a year and a half past. She leaves a husband and
three children, Frank and May of this village, and Mrs. S. P. Quirk of
Rochester. Mrs. Osborne had been a resident of Canandaigua about
fifty-nine years, and about eight years ago celebrated her golden
wedding. She was a member of the Methodist church. Rev. E. B. Gearhart
officiated at the funeral services, which were held Thursday afternoon.
From Victor Herald 27 January 1905
The death of D.
Henry Osborne occurred at his home on
Maple avenue in this village at an early hour Thursday morning. Mr.
Osborne was in the eighty-sixth year. For many years he had been in ill
health, failing quite rapidly during the last few months. A recent
attack of pneumonia drew heavily on his depleted store of vitality and
he was unable to rally from it. D. Henry Osborne was the son of David
and Mary Osborne and was born in Austerlitz, Columbia county, New York,
November 11th, 1819. He first came to Victor in 1835, when he began his
mercantile career as a clerk in the store of Nathan Jenks, who
conducted a general mercantile business in the building now occupied by
A. Simonds' Sons.
The trip from Austerlitz to Victor was a long and tedious one, leaving
an ineffaceable record of its hardships upon the memory of the traveler
and Mr. Osborne's story of the journey told in later years, to members
of his family, was a very interesting one. Schenectady was in those
days the western terminus of the railroad and from there to Victor the
journey was made in the primitive stage coach. But thinly clad, the
young traveler suffered bitterly from the cold as well as from loss of
sleep, a comfort practically denied him in the cramped quarters of the
coach. After spending two years in the store here, Mr. Osborne devoted
some little time to the pursuit of knowledge in an academy in Lenox,
Mass., and then went to Phelps to clerk in a store there. In 1839, he
went to Rochester and entering into partnership with a Mr. Pierce,
engaged in the dry goods and carpet business, they having a store on
the Main street bridge in that city. The waters of the Genesee river,
then the scene of large lumbering operations in its upper courses, were
laden with the germs of fever and ague, and after four years, Mr.
Osborne found his health so impaired by the disease that he was forced
to close out his business in Rochester nd return to Austerlitz for
recuperation. In 1844, he returned to Western New York to look after a
milling property at East Victor, of which his father had acquired
control. East Victor was then a flourishing, prosperous hamlet and in
partnership with a Mr. Varney, he opened a dry goods store there,
continuing the business for several years in the stone store still
standing east of the mill stream.
Mr. Osborne was married in 1847 to Miss Lovina A. Bushnell, who
survives him. They moved to this village shortly after their marriage,
residing for a time in the house which stood until burned in 1899 just
east of the residence of George Bliss. In 1855-56 Mr. Osborne erected
the beautiful home on Maple avenue in which they have since resided. In
1848, Mr. Osborne became a member of the First Presbyterian church of
Victor and for forty-seven years he was an elder and for forty-two
years a deacon of the church, holding those offices at the time of his
death. Until ill health made it impossible he was an active participant
in all the affairs of the church and he was always intensely interested
in its welfare, giving liberally of his means to support of its
benevolence and toward the expenses of its maintenance. In politics Mr.
Osborne was in early life a Democrat. Leaving that party because of its
attitude on the slavery questions, he became a Free Soiler and then a
Republican to which party he was loyal everafter. He never sought
The death of D. Henry Osborne removes from the community one of its
most influential and respected citizens. A man of considerable means,
with a talent for the management of large affairs his advice was
frequently sought because of the keenness of his judgment and the
accuracy of his conclusions. He lived an upright life, doing justly by
all with whom he dealt, standing always shoulder to shoulder with all
who strove for the more uplifting of the community. Liberal in his
views, tolerant of the opinions of those who differed with him, and
invariably courteous and kindly in manner, he enjoyed the affection and
esteem of his townsmen and of a large circle of acquaintances
throughout Western New York.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Miss Cora B. of Victor, and
Mrs. Mark T. Powell of Canandaigua, and one son, William B. of this
village. The funeral services will be held from his late home Saturday
afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. Frank W. Hill, pastor of the First
Presbyterian church, this village, officiating. Interment will be had
in Boughton Hill Cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 22 September 1876
Henry Osborne of Canandaigua, while in a state of intoxication at
Rochester last week, fell into the canal and was drowned.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 July 1895
On Saturday, the 6th inst., John C. Osborne died in Phelps at
the age of 26 years.
From Victor Herald 20 April 1906
Mrs. Lavinia A. Bushnell Osborne, widow of D. Henry Osborne, died
at her home on Maple avenue in this village, at a late hour last Friday
evening, at the age of seventy-six years. The death of Mrs. Osborne
removes from this place one of its oldest native residents, she having
been born and lived for nearly all of her many years on the site of the
house in which she died. Mrs. Osborne was the daughter of William
Bushnell, a pioneer settler of this section, who was one of Victor's
most prominent citizens in his day. He was widely known for many years
as an extensive shipper of farm products, making Bushnell's Basin on
the canal the shipping point, that place deriving its name from him.
Mr. and Mrs. Osborne were married in 1847 and in 1855-56 he erected the
beautiful home on Maple avenue from which he passed away a little more
than a year ago. For many years, Mrs. Osborne had been an invalid, not
being able to enter into the busy activities of life, but during that
time was much interested in local events and especially in the work of
the First Presbyterian Church, of which she had been a member for
sixty-three years. She was a woman much loved in the community because
of her kindness of heart and the broad charity she manifested to all
about her. Since the death of Mr. Osborne, she had steadily failed in
health. Two daughters and a son survive, Miss Cora B. Osborne of
Victor; Mrs. Mark T. Powell of Canandaigua; and William B. Osborne of
this village. Funeral services were held from the family home Monday
afternoon, Rev. Frank W. Hill, pastor of the Presbyterian church,
officiating. Interment was made in Boughton Hill Cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 7 December 1864
On the 28th day of October last, Stephen H. Osborne, a
member of Company H, 126th Reg't, N. Y. V., while performing the duties
of advance picket in front of the 2d Army Corps, was hit in the head
by a ball from the gun of a rebel sharpshooter and instantly killed.
Through the murderous practice of firing on pickets, this promising
young soldier has thus been stricken down, causing his companions in
arms and friends at home to lament his untimely death, while his
country has lost the
services of a strong arm and brave heart, sincerely devoted to its
Young Osborne enlisted from the town of Farmington, in the month of
1862, under that gallant young officer from the same town, who lost his
life at the battle of Gettysburgh -- Capt. Herendeen -- and stood
by him to the last. Soon after the battle of Gettysburgh he was
by sickness to go to hospital at Alexandria, where he remained for a
time, suffering from disease contracted by exposure. About the time
the army moved to the south side of Petersburgh, he joined his
then at the front, and stood manfully at his post through all the
of the past summer, and finally died, as a soldier loves to die, with
"musket in his hand and his face to the foe."
Upon hearing of his death, his father, Mr. John Osborne, a respectable
farmer of the town of Farmington, immediately took the necessary steps
to procure his remains, and succeeded. His friends thus had an
opportunity of attending his funeral, which took place at his father's
residence, November 23d. His remains were followed to their last
resting place by a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends.
From Geneva Gazette 14 April 1871
FATAL ACCIDENT - It becomes our painful duty to chronicle another
fatal accident, which occurred in this village, on Tuesday last.
A young man named John Osburn, Jr., who was attending
school at district No. 11, was engaged, in common with several other
young students of the school, during the morning recess, in the
exercise of jumping, in the rear of the school house. One of the
boys having made a very good leap, young Osburn made an extra exertion
to beat him, and in so doing ruptured a blood vessel, from the effects
of which he died in a very few minutes. After the jump, he
started for a well, a short distance off, and while in
the act of drinking, fell backward and soon expired. Dr. F. C.
Hawley was immediately summoned, but before he reached the spot the boy
was beyond the aid of human skill. Young Osburn was about seventeen
years of age, and physically was very strong and athletic for a boy of
his years. His father, John Osburn, resides on Phoenix st., in
this village. Can. Times
Note: This would be in the Village of Canandaigua.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 24 January 1939
Victor, N. Y. - Funeral services for Louis C. Osburn, 67,
formerly of Victor and who died Saturday in Binghamton City hospital,
will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Methodist Episcopal Church here.
Burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery here. Masonic services will be
held. Mr. Osburn has been a retail merchant here for 20 years before
moving to Binghamton to live with his daughter, Mrs. Bessie M. Mattern,
who survives, with a son, Dudley R. Osburn, Rochester; and a brother,
Stacy Osburn, Canandaigua. Mr. Osburn was a member of Victor Masonic
From Geneva Daily Times 14 March 1904
Robert W. Osburn died at 9 o'clock last night at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. John H. Symonds, Number Nine, in the eighty-third year
of his life. The deceased was born in Steuben county and
came to this section thirty-six years ago. He is survived by two sons,
Frank of Candaia, and Squire Osburn of Bellona;
three daughters, Mrs. Symonds of Number Nine, Mrs. Irettie Beattie of
Earls, and Mrs. Ida Tears of Benton. The funeral will take place at 1
o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the home, Rev. A. B. Temple of Number
Nine church officiating. Burial will be at Bellona.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 January 1908
Shortsville, N. Y. - The remains of Alvin Osgood of
Farmington were brought to this village to be interred in Brookside
cemetery. Mr. Osgood's wife was Miss C. Dewey, aunt of Albert Dewey and
Mrs. Mary Hitts of this village. She died at their home in Fairport.
Since her her death Mr. Osgood
has lived with his niece, Mrs. Elliott of Farmington. He was 77 years
From Ontario County Chronicle 25 September 1901
Burrus Osgood died at his residence, one mile north of
Manchester village, Friday evening, aged 83 years. Mr. Osgood was born
on the adjoining farm, being one of a family of eleven children, all of
whom have gone before except one brother, Edward. He had always been a
resident of the town
and one of the active men in it, being one who was looked up to in
business matters, and politically, being an ardent Republican. He was
his party associates and was the last one left of the old line of
Republicans in the time of Fremont and Dayton days. His daughter, Ada,
and son, Carlos, are the only ones of the family who survive him and
mourn the loss of a kind and indulgent father. They have the sympathy
of the many friends who have known Mr. Osgood so long and so well.
From Shortsville Enterprise 22 March 1912
In the death of Edward Osgood, one of the best known
residents of the township of Manchester, which occurred at the farm
home of his niece, Mrs. Maria J. Elliott, four miles north of this
village, is closed one of the most interesting of careers. His age was
85 years. Edward Osgood was born on the old Osgood homestead, now
occupied by Henry Howland and family, on Nov. 3, 1827, the son of the
late Elihu and Amy Osgood.
When he attained the age of 16 years he decided in favor of a sea life.
Selecting a neighbor's son, Demas Barnes, as a companion in his
venture, they ran away from home and went to New Haven, Conn. As a
matter of interest, young Barnes later in life became connected with
the Brooklyn Eagle. The boys engaged as sailors on a whaling vessel,
about to start on the three years' cruise, but lost heart before the
voyage began. The night before the date set for the sailing, they left
the ship and swam ashore. They then set out for Manchester afoot. When
they reached the Erie canal they hired out on a canal boat and by that
means got as far as Palmyra, eight miles from home.
During the gold excitement in California in 1849, Mr. Osgood became
possessed of a desire to go to the gold field and started on the long
journey by the water route, going around Cape Horn and requiring six
months to complete the journey. After reaching San Francisco, he opened
up a bakery and prospered in business. However, misfortune overtook him
and during the night of the great San Francisco fire, his bakery was
burned and he was left destitute. He carried no insurance on the place.
He immediately went in search of gold and in this way retrieved his
wealth. His roving disposition demanded that he be moving again and in
1855 decided to return home. He chose the ship route and while on the
voyage cholera broke out among the passengers and both crew and
passengers were kept in quarantine at Key West, Florida, for nearly six
months. He was one of the very few that ever reached their destination
After reaching Manchester township he purchased farm on which he was
born, it having passed out of the hands of the family. He was twice
married, his first wife being formerly Miss Lucy Booth of this village,
who died on Nov. 8, 1872. His second help-meet was Miss Cornelia
Sheckel, who became his wife on Feb. 4, 1874. Her demise occurred on
Oct. 21, 1899. During the year of 1867 he sold his farm and moved to
the village of Canandaigua, where he purchased and conducted a book
store. He remained in this business for a period of ten years. Later a
farm was bought in the township of Canandaigua and he remained its
owner for about three years. He then moved to Rochester and lived there
for nearly 18 years, returning to Manchester to pass his remaining days
in 1899. Mr. Osgood is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William Sisson
and Mrs. Rockwood, both of Canandaigua; one nephew, Chas. P. Osgood, of
Manchester, and three nieces, Mrs. Maria J. Elliott of Manchester, and
Mrs. George Slagner of Rochester. The funeral services were held from
the Elliott home on Saturday afternoon at two o'clock and the interment
was made in Woodlawn cemetery at Canandaigua.
From Geneva Courier 23 February 1848
Accident - Mr. Lyman Osgood, of Manchester, Ontario county,
fell from a wagon upon which was a heavy saw-log, on Saturday last, and
was so severely injured by the passage of the wagon over his body, that
he died the next morning.
From Ontario County Times 22 June 1870
On Friday last a most distressing and fatal accident occurred at
The unfortunate victim was Michael O'Shaughnessy, a farmer
in the town of Hopewell. As he was approaching the railroad near that
his horse became frightened, running away and precipitating the
into the road, fracturing his skull, and causing death almost
The unfortunate man lived but a few minutes after the accident. He was
years of age, of industrious habits, and generally respected. He leaves
wife and family to mourn his sudden demise.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 May 1909
Cornelius O'Shea died last night at 11:30 o'clock at the home of
Mrs. Ella McDermott of No. 259 William street. The cause was pneumonia.
He is survived by one sister, Mrs. J. J. O'Leary. The funeral will take
place Monday morning at 8:45 o'clock from the house and at 9:15 at St.
Stephen's church. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 June 1906
Miss Frances A. O'Shea, 19 years old, died of tuberculosis this
morning at 4 o'clock at the home of her
brother, Joseph O'Shea, 50 North Exchange street. She is survived
by her father, Patrick O'Shea, two brothers, Joseph of this city
and Thomas of New York City; two sisters, Sister M. Ita of Australia
and Sister Redempta, of the Normal at Rochester. The funeral will
take place Monday morning at 8:30 from the house and 9:00 o'clock from
St. Francis de Sales church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 July 1930
Patrick O'Shea of this city died on Tuesday evening at the Dixon
Sanitarium after a long illness. Surviving are two sons, Thomas of
Detroit and Joseph of Geneva; two daughters, Mary of Syracuse and
Sister Mary Ida of the Order of St. Joseph, of Parrametta, Australia;
one sister, Mary O'Shea of Ireland; and two grandchildren. The funeral
will be held from the home of his son, Joseph O'Shea of 143 East North
street, on Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock, and at 9 o'clock from St.
Francis de Sales church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
Mr. O'Shea was a member of of the Holy Name Society of St. Francis de
Sales parish. The members will hold a prayer service at his home on
Thursday evening at 7 o'clock.
From Geneva Gazette 14 February 1879
Wm. Osman, who many years ago carried on business in our village
as a blacksmith, and of late years pursued the same occupation at the
old Teall stand near the outlet, died very suddenly of heart disease on
Wednesday last, 5th inst., in the 79th year of his age. He
appeared in his usual health during the day, partaking with seeming
relish of breakfast and dinner, did some work at his forge and anvil;
soon after dinner went out and sawed some wood, carried it into the
house, and after replenishing the fire, fell back suddenly and
instantly expired. He was a man of excellent heart and good
nature, contented with his lot and of good habits -- respected by all.
From Victor Herald 30 March 1895
Miller's Corners, N. Y. - Another unexpected death last Sunday at
2 p.m. caused the community much sadness. John
M. Osterhout, who has been living on the Corwell farm, was the
victim that death claimed; heart failure was the cause. Mr. Osterhout
was about 40 years of age, and had in the short space of time he had
lived at the village farm, made many warm friends. He was a kind
and of such disposition that he was classed among those of whom "aught
could be said," of generous and amiable qualities, and was a kind and
dutiful husband and father. He leaves a wife and two sons, Many
his family and wife mourn the loss of a dear father and friend. He was
widely respected. He had known for some time that his health was in a
precarious condition, but became resigned to his fate. The funeral was
held at the house on Monday and the burial was at Mt. Morris, his
home. The choir at West Bloomfield, which he had always much liked, was
chosen for the occasion.
From Geneva Gazette 9 November 1900
Clement Ostrander died at his residence, 20 North Exchange street,
last Monday evening, aged 64 years. He was a lifelong resident of
this city. He is survived by his widow; one son, Edward
Ostrander, one sister, Mrs. Phoebe Reels, and one brother, Benjamin
Ostrander, all of this city. His funeral took place from the
house Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Geo. H. Haigh, pastor of the M. E.
Church officiating. Interment in Glenwood cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 13 June 1912
Naples, June 12 - The death of of George Ostrander occurred
early this morning at his home in Hunts Hollow, Naples township. He was
born in Yates County 76 years ago, and at the age of sixteen went to
Rochester, O,. where he lived until about 1876. He married there Miss
Adaline Boice and came to Naples, which has since been his home. He
leaves his wife, one son, Fred Ostrander, and a daughter, Mrs. Judith
Peck, both of Naples, and one brother, Evart Ostrander of Wayland.
From Geneva Gazette 13 July 1888
Weary of Life's Struggles - We, who have a
realizing sense of the joys of living, who consider that the sweet far
outweighs the bitter during our natural existence on this mundane
sphere, can hardly appreciate or understand any combination of
circumstances, any aggregation of reverses or afflictions, which would
induce a person to deliberately violate the law of God and nature in
taking his own life. Nevertheless, the papers are full of
accounts of "suicides" and a case of that kind occasionally happens
right in our own midst, and the
charitably disposed place the cause as "temporary aberration of mind."
On Wednesday last Patrick O'Sullivan of Clifton Springs got
off the train at this village; said he was ill, and asked that he be
conveyed to a hotel and a doctor summoned. The busman drove him
hurriedly to the Kirkwood and summoned Coroner Maynard and Drs. Weyburn
and Wiles. The man was dying, however, and retained only
sufficient consciousness to indicate that he had taken poison of some
kind, and that he intended to die. Everything possible was done
to save his life, but all efforts proved useless and he breathed his
last in about ten minutes. Before he died he handed the coroner
his pocket-book and a sealed
letter addressed to his son, John, at Clifton Springs. Mr. O'Sullivan
was born in Ireland, and was about fifty years
old. He had lived in Clifton Springs twenty years, during all of
which time he had been employed at the Sanitarium. He was
industrious and sober, and had accumulated property worth about three
thousand dollars. No cause can be assigned for the act. He
leaves a wife, two sons grown to manhood, and one daughter, who will
receive the sincere sympathy of the entire community in which they live
for their sudden affliction.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 18 January 1939
Geneva, N. Y. - Mrs. Emma Oswald, wife of Alfred M. Oswald, died
yesterday at the family home, 64 Copeland Ave. Surviving, besides her
husband, are a daughter, Miss Mildred Oswald; and a son, Morgan Oswald.
From Ontario County Journal 12 September 1902
Gorham, N. Y. - On Monday occurred the death of Lewis Oswald, who
had been ill for nearly two years with cancer. A year ago he underwent
an operation at Rochester and for a time he seemed much improved, but
was taken for worse and for weeks had been unable to leave his bed. A
widow, nine children, six sons and three daughters; and two brothers,
Fred and Phillip, survive him. The funeral services were held from his
home at 1 o'clock on Wednesday, and 2 o'clock at the Lutheran church.
Rev. Mr. Hartwick, pastor of the Lutheran church, assisted by Rev. F.
C. Shultis, conducted the services. Interment was in the Sherman
From Canandaigua Chronicle 15 March 1905
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. John O'Tier, an aged resident of the
town of Manchester, died at her home in Stafford street very suddenly
Saturday. She was 71 years of age and death was due to heart disease.
Previous to her residence in Stafford street, Mrs. O'Tier lived on the
Rufus Smith farm on the Palmyra road. She is survived by her husband
and three sons, Frank O'Tier of Rochester; Jacob O'Tier of Farmington;
and John O'Tier of East Palmyra.
From Geneva Advertiser 23 December 1902
Mrs. Margaret O'Toole, far advanced in years, died at her home,
No. 15 West Avenue, last Thursday, after a long and painful illness,
which at times was so extreme as almost to deprive the poor woman of
her reason. During all these years she has been cared for and attended
by her daughter, Mrs. Bridget Welch. She leaves scores of
relatives here. The funeral was held Saturday morning from St.
Francis de Sales Church.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 January 1909
Thomas O'Toole died yesterday afternoon at 12:40 o'clock at the
family home on the Pre-emption Road. The cause of death was general
debility due to advanced age. He had been a resident of this city for
the past 52 years and was the father of the late Margaret O'Toole, a
teacher in the High Street School. The survivors are his widow, three
sons, Edward, John, and Thomas, and three sisters, Mrs. Emma O'Dea and
Mrs. N. C. Colgan of Cleveland, O., and Mrs. R. Welch of this city. The
funeral will take place Monday morning at 9 o'clock from the house and
at 10 o'clock from St. Francis DeSales church. Interment in St.
Patrick's cemetery. It is requested that no flowers be sent.
From Clifton Springs Press 17 February 1910
On Sunday, at her home in Geneva, occurred the death of Mrs. E. S. M. Ott, wife
of Rev. George Ott, pastor of the German Evangelical Church. The
deceased had been a great sufferer for many weeks. She was 52 years of
From Geneva Daily Times 5 July 1929
Seneca Castle, N. Y. - Albert C. Ottley, aged 69 years, a lifelong
resident of this community, died at his home in the village, Thursday
morning, July 4th, at 1:30. He is survived by his wife, who was
formerly Catherine Somersett; three sons, Harvey V., Carl A. and Fred
B., all of this place; a daughter, Mrs. George Vogt who lives nearby
and another daughter, Mrs. Carl Estey of Holcomb. Fred B. Ottley of
Geneva is his sole surviving brother. The funeral services will be held
from the home Saturday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. L. B. Boyd officiating
with interment in the Whitney cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 10 March 1916
The funeral services of Mrs. Annie Laura Ottley, aged 58
years, whose death occurred at Memorial Hospital on Monday night,
following an illness of several weeks were held at the late home on
Park street yesterday afternoon. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Lorenzo
Purdy and Mrs. Frank Wilkinson, both of Canandaigua, three brothers and
one sister, A. M. Hollis,
Miss Rose M. Hollis of Canandaigua, William Hollis of Waterloo, and A. D. Hollis of Bryn Mawr, Pa. Interment at Woodlawn.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 March 1907
Miss Arvilla E. Ottley, daughter of the late Samuel P.
Ottley of Seneca Castle, died this morning at six o'clock at the home
of her sister, Mrs. Joseph Brizee, on Algerine street on the R. and E.
trolley road about eight miles west of this city. Miss Ottley was 56
years old and had resided her entire life about a mile west of Seneca
Castle. The survivors are one sister, Mrs. Joseph Brizee; three
Frank and Albert of Seneca Castle, and Fred of Ithaca. The funeral will
be held Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock from the Methodist church at
Seneca Castle, Rev. Mr. Andrews, pastor of the church, will officiate
interment will be in Whitney cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 September 1905
Seneca Castle, N. Y. - The funeral of Belle Ferguson Ottley, wife
Clarence T. Ottley, was held yesterday afternoon at 2:30
from the residence. Rev. Henry W. Sandford, pastor of the M. E. Church
officiated, assisted by Rev. S. F. Sandford and Rev. S. F. Beardsley,
former pastors. The choir rendered the hymns "Jesus Lover of My Soul",
Day", "Abide with Me." The service was a beautiful and impressive one
and was well attended. Mrs. Ottley was born nearly forty-five years ago
in Orleans and her early life was spent there. At the age of twenty she
married Mr. Ottley and came to Seneca Castle to reside. She was a
lifelong member of the M. E. Church and a leader in church work. Mrs.
is survived by her husband, one daughter Alice, a graduate assistant
at Wellesley College, two brothers, E. W. Ferguson and Sumneer Ferguson
of Orleans and two sisters, Mrs. Marshall King, of Phelps, and Miss
Margaret Ferguson of Wellesley College. The burial was made in Whitney
From Geneva Daily Times 13 December 1906
Clarence T. Ottley of Seneca Castle, chairman of the Ontario
County Board of Supervisors, died this morning at 5 o'clock at the
Homeopathic Hospital, ,Rochester after undergoing an operation on
Tuesday. This is the second operation that Mr. Ottley has had within
the past three weeks. The first one was performed at his home and as it
was not entirely successful, he was taken to Rochester last Saturday
for the second. The deceased was forty-eight years of age. He was born
on the old Ottley homestead in Seneca Castle and has lived there
throughout his life. During his active career, he has
been one of the leading men in the Town of Seneca. In politics he has
been a Republican and has taken an active part in the public affairs of
the town, but he did not become an office holder until he was elected
supervisor in 1903. He served his town and the interests of the county
at large so well that last year he was returned to the board for
two years. When the board organized at the commencement of business
year, he was made chairman, which position he has since held. Besides
active on the Board of Supervisors, he has served as master of Seneca
grange, as a steward of the Seneca Castle Methodist church and as a
member of the New York State Fruit Growers' Association.
He is survived only by his mother, Mrs. Maria Ottley, and one daughter,
Miss Alice Ottley, both of Seneca Castle. This morning James M. Kennedy
of the undertaking firm of Kennedy and
Kennedy went to Rochester and will bring the remains to Geneva and
thence to Seneca Castle. Burial Whitney Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 4 May 1906
Seneca Castle, N. Y. - The funeral of Edwin Ottley was
held from his late home at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Rev. S. F.
Sanford, of Syracuse, a former pastor of the Methodist church of this
place, officiated. The burial was in the Whitney cemetery. Mr. Ottley
died on Tuesday morning, aged 72 years. He was well known in this
vicinity, as in his earlier life he was actively engaged in county
politics, being a staunch Republican. Mr. Ottley was born in this
village, and spent most of his life here. He was the son of Thomas
Ottley, one of the early settlers of this community, and was one of a
family of 14 children. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Ottley;
one son, Eddie R. Ottley; and two sisters, Mrs. S. H. Russell of
Batavia, and Mrs. Phillip Spangle of Hopewell Center.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 May 1910
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of George Ottley, a well-known
and highly esteemed citizen of this place, occurred Monday morning at
his home on Banta street. He had been in failing health since last
February, his illness being diagnosed as a cancer of the stomach. Mr.
Ottley was 58 years of age. He was born in Phelps and had lived in this
community all his life, following farming as an occupation until recent
years, when he engaged in carpenter work. Mr. Ottley was a member of
the official board of the M. E. church, an active worker in the
Brotherhood of that denomination and a consistent churchman. He was
also a member of the local tent K. O. T. M. Surviving relatives are his
wife, three sons, G. Lynn and Clarence of Phelps and Louis of
Rochester, four daughters, Miss Fred Dienhart of Vine Valley; Miss Ruth
Ottley of Hilton; and Mrs. William Case and Miss Eva Ottley of Phelps;
two sisters, Mrs. Emma Ridley of Geneva and Mrs. Martha Williams of
Seneca Castle. The funeral services will be held at the late home of
the deceased Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock and half an hour later at
the M. E. church, Rev. W. H. York officiating.
From Ontario County Times 16 January 1889
Hopewell, N. Y. - Mr. James Ottley, who had only been under
the doctor's care one week, passed away early Thursday morning. He had
been a great sufferer but his end was peaceful. He will be greatly
missed, especially in the church and Sunday school. His wife and
children have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community. The
church was filled with mourning friends who can hardly realize that
they will see him no more.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 September 1905
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Late Tuesday night, following an operation,
occurred the death in this village of Mrs. Maie Washburn Ottley, wife
F. Ottley, of Gorham, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joshua
Washburn, of Reeds Corners. The young woman was not yet 20 years of
age, and had been married only since June 21.
From Ontario County Journal 2 February 1906
Stanley, N. Y. - The death of Samuel P. Ottley occurred
at midnight on Sunday, at his house one mile west of Seneca Castle. Mr.
Ottley suffered a stroke of apoplexy at 4 o'clock that afternoon, and
he did not rally. He had been a lifelong resident of this vicinity and
was esteemed by his fellowmen. He was 79 years of age. He leaves three
sons, Frank C. and Albert C., of this place, and Frederick S., of
Ithaca; and two daughters, Miss Avilla Ottley and Mrs. Joseph Bruzee of
this place. He was a member of the Methodist church and there the
funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon.
From Phelps Citizen 26 September 1918
After a lingering illness and failing health covering a long period, Mrs. Sarah J., wife of Milton H. Ottley, died
shortly after midnight on Friday morning at the Memorial Hospital in
Canandaigua, where she had been under treatment for about three weeks,
aged 70 years. Mrs. Ottley was the daughter of Chester and Phoebe
J. Warner, and was born at Orleans in the town of Phelps. After her
marriage about fifty years ago, she and her husband resided at their
farm home east of Melvin Hill, and for a time twenty years ago lived in
Rochester. They removed from the city to the village of Phelps which
has since been their home. Mrs. Ottley was a member of the local
Presbyterian church and was highly esteemed. Besides her husband, the
surviving members of her family are a son, Roy, who resides at home; a
sister, Mrs. W. C. Severance of Clifton Springs; and a brother, Warren
I. Warner of Battle Creek, Mich. The funeral was held at the family
home in Park street on Sunday afternoon, Rev. W. H. York officiating in
the absence of her pastor, and interment was made in the Joslyn
From Geneva Daily Times 29 July 1909
Thomas Benjamin Ottley, aged 63 years, died last night at 11:20
o'clock, at the family residence, No. 35 Pulteney street, after a two
years' illness with nervous prostration. He has been confined to his
bed for the past two weeks. The deceased was born in the town of Phelps
near Melvin Hill. He taught school for a number of years in the country
districts near here. Thirty-six years ago he married Miss Nellie
Vrooman, daughter of the late William H. Vrooman, who was
superintendent of the schools here at one time. Sixteen years ago Mr.
Ottley moved to this city where he has since resided and has taken a
rather active part in civic affairs. For three terms he served as
alderman for the Fourth Ward and was succeeded by the late Milton H.
Roberts, who was drowned a week ago today. He was a member of Arius
Court, Tribe of Ben Hur.
He is survived by his widow, two sons, W. Vrooman Ottley and Harmon
Foster Ottley; one brother, George Ottley of Phelps; and two sisters,
Mrs. Charles Williams of Seneca Castle and Mrs. Emma Ridley of this
city. The funeral will take place from the house Saturday afternoon at
3 o'clock. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 21 March 1877
Mrs. William Ottley, widow of the late Captain Ottley of Phelps in
this county, died at the residence of her son-in-law, Theron Van Auken,
Esq., at the old Ottley homestead on the 22nd inst., at the age of
eighty-one years. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle of Monday, in an
editorial reference to the event, spoke of the deceased this: "Mrs.
Ottley had been a very active woman during her lifetime and raised a
large family of children. For many years she took an active interest in
state and county agricultural fairs and was extensively known
throughout the state. She leaves a large number of descendants to mourn
her loss. Dr. H. S. Dimock and brother, grandsons of deceased and
residents of Buffalo passed through this city on Saturday evening, on
their way to Phelps to attend the funeral. Mr. and Mrs. Ottley took up
their residence in the town of Phelps at an early day, when the country
was thinly settled, and by industry and frugality, secured a large
property within a few miles of Geneva and Oaks Corners. For many years
Captain Ottley was engaged in the staging business in company with his
son-in-law, Silas Heminway, from Buffalo east. William P. Ottley, who
is always a prominent exhibitor at the Western New York and state
fairs, is a son of deceased."
From Ontario County Journal 31 July
Mr. Wm. P. Ottley, a well-known and prominent farmer of the town
of Phelps, died on Monday, the 27th inst., at the age of 63 years. The
funeral was held at Melvin Hill on Tuesday afternoon, and was attended
by a large concourse of relatives and friends. Rev. J. A. Wader, of
this village, preached the funeral discourse.
From Ontario County Journal 27 January 1911
Naples, N. Y. - On Sunday morning, Mrs. Caroline E. Otto passed
away. She was 78 years old, a native of Naples, the oldest child of
Alfred and Mary Griswold, who came to Naples from Connecticut nearly a
century ago. Her mother, Mary Putnam, was a grand-niece of Capt. Israel
Putnam, "Old Put". In July, 1853, she married Albert J. Otto, who was a
soldier in the civil war and died in Texas. Mrs. Otto was a pensioner.
She leaves three brothers, Edgar A., Henry L., and Fred E. Griswold;
and a sister, Mrs. Addie Curtis of Naples.
From Ontario County Journal 15 September 1905
Naples, N. Y. - The sudden death of John H. Ouderkirk occurred
early on Saturday morning, it is supposed. Mr. Ouderkirk, 83 years of
age, had gone to the lake for a few days of rest and to fish, a sport
of which he had always been fond. The party of which he was a member
were at Smith's cottage. He had been out fishing on Friday and enjoyed
it. On Saturday morning at 6:30, a member of the party found him dead
in bed. Coroner Warner, who was summoned pronounced the cause of death
heart disease. There had been no struggle. Mr. Ouderkirk had lived most
of his life on Lent Hill, where he owned a fine farm. For ten months he
had been living in Naples with his daughters. He was honored and
beloved. The burial was on Monday at Lent Hill. He leaves three
daughters, Mrs. C. G. Everitt, now of Brooklyn; Mrs. S. Trim of Naples;
Mrs. Fred Cleveland of Lent Hill; and one son, John, of Wayland.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 March 1936
David Oughterson, aged 81, died last night at the home of this
daughter, Mrs. L. C. Snook, of the Geneva-Dresden Road. Besides his
daughter, he leaves two sons, David, Jr. of Oneida and Daniel B.
Oughterson of Geneva; two brothers, John of Hall, and Alexander of
Dundee; and three sisters, Mrs. Anna Scofield and Mrs. Susan Esto of
Geneva, and Mrs. Margaret York of Stanley
From Geneva Gazette 19 October 1900
Two deaths occurred at our city hospital yesterday forenoon. Michael
had undergone a surgical operation a few days
previously for supposed bladder obstruction, but which proved
otherwise. He rallied, somewhat after the operation, but his case took
on a serious aspect Wednesday night, and he gradually sunk until death
ended his useful life at about 10 o'clock Thursday forenoon. The
deceased was about 39 years of age. His wife surviving is a daughter of
the late John Hanlon who is left with six young children, the youngest
of whom is only four months old. He was formerly engaged in the boot
and shoe trade on Seneca street, but sold out two or three years ago
and took to the road as a commercial traveler. He belonged to several
fraternal Catholic organizations and was a leading spirit
at all gatherings he attended, both social and political. All
acquaintances deeply mourn his loss. His funeral will take place
tomorrow forenoon from St. Francis de Sales Church, with a solemn
requiem mass rendered by Rev. Father McPadden and assistant.
There will undoubtedly be a very large attendance. At one time
Mr. Oulehan carried quite a large life and benefit insurance, which we
are informed he was obliged to forfeit.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 7 April 1922
Canandaigua, N. Y., April 6 - The death of Horace D. Outhouse occurred
at his home in the town of Canandaigua about eight miles south of this
city last night as a result of a general breakdown. He was 83 years
old. He was born in Canandaigua on June 14, 1838, and married Sarah
Housel in 1862. After her death, he married in 1886 Isabella McJannett
of Canandaigua, who died about two years ago. Mr. Outhouse is survived
by a daughter, Mrs. Chauncey Rogers; and five sons, Charles E., Frank
B., William H., Elmer J. and Norton J. Outhouse, all of the town of
Canandaigua. The funeral is to be held at the late home Saturday
afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. E. J. Kallima, pastor of the
Canandaigua Presbyterian church officiating. Burial will be in the Academy Cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 2 January 1867
Died at her residence in Canandaigua, Dec. 24, 1866, Mrs. Rebecca
Outhouse, aged 69 years, 9 months and 20 days. The deceased had
an active and highly esteemed inhabitant of the town for over 30 years,
and for 31 years had been a professed Christian and a worthy member of
Baptist church; nor her profession vain, as appeared from her
life and peaceful and happy death. May each of her numerous relatives
her example, imitate her virtues, and die as happy.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 June 1906
Shortsville, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. J. W. Overacre, of
died at her home in this village on Sunday, after a
long illness, was held on Tuesday
afternoon, the Rev. S. S. Pratt, pastor of the Manchester Methodist
Episcopal church, of which she was a member, officiating. Mrs. Overacre
was formerly Miss Juliet Day, of Baltimore, and she was born in that
city on August 8th, 1841. During the Civil War she was accustomed to
sing in the hospitals to the wounded soldiers, her voice being one of
the finest in the city, and it was there that she met Mr. Overacre,
a Union soldier, to whom she was married December 25, 1865. Since her
marriage she has always lived in Manchester, where she has always been
loved and respected by the whole community. She is survived by her
Postmaster J. W. Overacre, of Manchester; two daughters, Mrs. Augustus
W. Hawkes of Manchester, and Mrs. Eugene A. DeVoll of Batavia; one son,
Charles Overacre of Batavia; four sisters, Mrs. Henry B. Naylor and
Marianna Day of Washington, D. C.; Mrs. Edward Bennett and Mrs. E. M.
of Baltimore; and one brother, Jacob Day, of Baltimore. Mrs. Overacre
was a member of Herendeen Relief Corps, of Shortsville, which
together with the members of Herendeen Post, G. A. R., of this village,
attended the funeral in a body.
From Ontario County Journal 15 October 1909
One of those distressing railroad fatalities which brings tears to
the eyes of the most hardened, occurred on the lake pier on Saturday
evening, when Clarence L. Overhiser, aged about 36 years, a
brakeman employed in the local Northern Central yards, was crushed to
death beneath the wheels of a fruit car. Overhiser was a member of the
crew which had gone to the lake to pick up some fruit cars. He was
standing on the top of a box car when a sudden bump threw him to the
ground directly in the path of the car. The wheels passed over his
chest, causing almost instant death. After Coroner Donovan had examined
the body, it was removed to the Kennedy undertaking rooms. The task of
informing the wife devolved upon a neighbor, who found her busy with
preparation for the evening meal in their little home on West avenue,
and who is now left with five children, ranging in age from two to 12
years. It is understood that insurance money totaling about $2300 will
be available to her. Rev. H. L. Gaylord officiated at the funeral
services on Tuesday afternoon.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 January 1918
Phelps, N. Y. The death of John F. Overslaw, 48
years of age, occurred shortly after midnight yesterday at his home a
mile west of Phelps, on the Clifton Springs road. He had been in
failing health for the past two years. He leaves his wife; two
daughters, Miss Eva Overslaw, at home, and Mrs. Harold Johnson of
Pulteneyville; his parents Mr. and Mrs. Frank Overslaw; four brothers,
William, Charles, Edward and Frank Overslaw, all of Phelps; and
six sisters, Mrs. Margaret White of Rochester, Mrs. Elizabeth Cobb of
Buffalo, Mrs. Jennie Comstock of Newark, Mrs. Katherine Gridley, Mrs.
George Loney and Mrs Mae Robbins, all of Phelps. The funeral will be
held at St. Francis Catholic Church in Phelps, at 10 o'clock, Friday
morning. The pastor, Rev. M. T. Madden, will conduct the services.
Interment will be in St. Francis Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 23 April 1909
Canadice, N. Y. - News was received on Tuesday of the death of D.
at the home of his son, Olin, at West Bloomfield.
Mr. Owen had been in poor health for some time and his death was not
unexpected, being caused by Bright's disease. Mr. Owen was born and
passed the greater part of his life in this town. He was the oldest son
of the late George and Ellen McCrossen Owen. He was twice married,
first to Miss Eugenia Hoagland, who died a few years later, and second,
to Miss Emma Tibbals, who died about 15 years ago, leaving four young
children, the youngest of whom, Lucille, died about 12 years ago. He is
survived by his aged mother, who now lives at West Bloomfield, two sons
and one daughter, Olin Owen and Miss Leonia Owen, of West
Bloomfield, and Roselle Owen, of this place; also two brothers, Charles
Owen, of Texas, and Seneca Owen of Pulteney.
From Ontario County Journal 9 February 1912
Canadice, N. Y. - Mrs. Ellen Owen, an old resident of this
town, died at the Rochester state hospital Sunday, where she had been
for the past two months, aged 75 years. Two sons, Charles, of Texas,
and Seneca, of Pulteney, survive. Since her husband's death, Mrs. Owen
had lived with her grandson, Olin Owen, at Livonia. Several other
grandchildren survive; also a brother and sister living in Michigan.
Funeral services were held from the church here on Tuesday afternoon.
Interment was in Canadice cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 19 March 1880
Canadice, N. Y. -
Since our last, the grim messenger has been in our midst and taken
from us a dearly beloved wife, daughter, sister and friend, and left a
wound which can never be healed, until broken ties shall be united in a
Emmogene, wife of D. Gilbert Owen, died at her home in
this town, of consumption, Saturday, March 6th,
aged 20 years, 11 mos. and 5 days. But little more than a year ago, Mr.
and Mrs. Owen were united in marriage by Rev. S. M.
Dayton, then of Wayland, and began life with bright and happy
prospects. But sure disease laid its unyielding grasp upon Genie's
young and beautiful life, and from that time she remained a sufferer
until Saturday morning, when she fell sweetly asleep in the arms
of her Savior. Until a few days preceding her death she was about the
house overseeing her household work. From Wednesday night the spark of
life fast disappeared. Conscious to the last, she gave counsel to her
friends, entreating them to meet her on the other
shore. A large number of people attended the funeral service held in
the church on Monday, after which the body was interred in the cemetery
in Canadice Hollow.
From Ontario County Journal 1 March 1895
Canadice, N. Y. - On Friday last occurred the death of Mrs.
Gilbert Owen. Funeral services were held Feb. 25. She leaves a
husband and four children, besides a father, mother, brother and
sister, to mourn her loss.
From Clifton Springs Press 26 March 1914
Mrs. Mary Owen, widow of Morris Owen, died very suddenly at her
home on Spring street, at 12:20 o'clock on Sunday night. On Sunday she
attended the services at the M. E. Church, both morning and evening.
She retired at the usual hour, and about 12 o'clock was taken seriously
sick, and a physician was sent for, but she died about the time that he
arrived. The cause of her death was a cerebral hemorrhage. Mrs. Owen
was a daughter of Kenneth and Christina Grant McLennan, and was born in
Canada 54 years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Owen was married in Cornwell, Canada,
on September 13, 1890. Mr. Owen died in this village on March 19, 1907.
Mrs. Owen had lived in this village for about thirty years. She is
survived by two sons, William Owen of Canada and Harold Owen of Clifton
Springs; and two daughters, the Misses Marie and Clementine Owen, of
Clifton Springs. The funeral services were held at the house on
Wednesday forenoon, at 11 o'clock, and were conducted by the Rev. H. B.
Reddick, pastor of the M. E. Church. The burial was made in the Clifton
From Ontario Repository
& Messenger 24 October 1866
Fatal Accident - A young man about 18 years of age named James
residing near Phelps, was killed by the cars on Tuesday,
the 12th inst., at Oak's Corners.
From Ontario County Journal 10 July 1903
Bristol Center, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Grimes Owens, wife of R. Owens,
died on June 29, aged 70 years. Mrs. Owens was born in Parish of Cully
Hams, County of Armagh, Ireland, and came to this country when she was
15 years of age. In 1862, she married James Brown of Richmond. Four
children were born to them. Mr. Brown died in 1868, and she married Mr.
Owens in 1872. To them were were born three daughters and one son. Mrs.
Owens had lived in Bloomfield and Bristol 31 years. She is survived by
her husband, four daughters, one son and three brothers, John, Thomas
and Patrick Grimes, of New York City. The remains were interred at
Bristol, by the side of her daughter, Mrs. Spencer Alford, who died on
Dec. 28, 1902.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 March 1907
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Early on Tuesday morning at the
Sanitarium in this village, Morris Owens, a well-known
resident, died after an illness of a little over a week's duration. He
was born in Wales and was forty-eight years old. He has lived in this
village and vicinity for twenty-three years. Mr. Owens was a member of
the First Methodist Episcopal church and also a member of the Clifton
Springs grange. He is survived by his wife and four children. Mr. Owens
has been the superintendent of the Sanitarium farm dairy for many
position he has faithfully and successfully filled.
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