"O" to "OL" Obituaries
From Geneva Gazette 11 November 1887
Mrs. D. W. Oakley, (nee Loretta Pinch) formerly of Geneva,
died on the 8th inst. at Naples. She was a daughter of Mrs. Amasa
From Ontario County Journal 2 February 1912
Naples, N. Y. - The funeral of John Oakley was held
from his home on Saturday at 1 p.m., Rev. D. O. Chamberlayne
officiating. Mr. Oakley was born in October, 1820, on the Fisher Tyler
farm, just south of this village, and died last Thursday morning at 1
o'clock. He was a gentleman who had traveled much in an early day, was
in California after gold in 1849, was a commercial traveler for his
brother, Daniel Oakley, from New York City, traveling in the Southern
states before the war and in South America. He was a merchant at
Atlanta, and later came to Naples, and for 50 years was a farmer and
fruit grower. He was twice married. His first wife was Cynthia Tyler,
by whom he had one son, Daniel W. Oakley. His second wife was Savannah
Wilson, by whom he had two sons, Edwin and John Oakley; and three
daughters, Mrs. Frances Randolph of Rochester, Mrs. Genevieve Ingraham
of Benton; and Mrs. Annie Wullie, with whom he lived at the time of his
death. All of his children survive him, besides six grandchildren.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 June 1905
Nathan Oaks, one of the pioneers of Oaks Corners, eighty-three
years of age, died at ten o'clock this morning at the home of his son,
William Oaks, of Oaks Corners. The
deceased was born at Oaks Corners, November 9, 1821, and was a son
of Jonathan Oaks, one of the original settlers about Oaks Corners.
Throughout his early life he was active in politics being identified
with the Democratic party. For a number of terms he was supervisor from
the Town of Phelps. Twice during his life he was nominated by his party
for member of assembly. Although he was not a member of the Oaks
Presbyterian church he was a regular attendant and was active in all of
the enterprises of the church. He is survived by four sons, Thaddeus of
Geneva; William A. of Oaks Corners; Edward of Phelps and Nathan of Ovid.
From Geneva Advertiser 13 December 1904
Mrs. Nathan Oaks died at her home in Oaks Corners last Friday, Dec.
9, aged 76 years. Besides her aged husband, she is survived by four
sons, Thaddeus of Geneva, William A., of Oaks Corners, Nathan of
Interlaken, and Edward of Phelps.
From Phelps Citizen 28 March 1929
Thaddeus Oaks, aged 79, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
George F. Cook at Oaks Corners last Thursday, after a lingering
illness. Deceased was a native of Oaks Corners but had resided at
Geneva many years. Surviving relatives are two daughters, Mrs. Cook of
Oaks Corners, and Miss Margaret Oaks of Buffalo; one son, Charles T.
Oaks of Geneva; and two brothers, Nathan Oaks of Oaks Corners, and
Edward Oaks of Rochester. Funeral services were conducted at Oaks
Corners by Rev. Samuel H. Edsall of Trinity church, Geneva, and
interment was in Glenwood cemetery, Geneva.
From Ontario County Journal 7 July 1893
One of the oldest citizens of the town of Canandaigua, Simeon
Oatman, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Eveline
Corser, early yesterday morning, of old age. He was 95 years, 4 months
and 5 days old. The funeral services at the house will be held tomorrow
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, and at the Baptist church at 3:00 o'clock.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 7 February 1906
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Ann McGrath O'Brien, wife of
O'Brien of Littleville, a woman very highly esteemed by all who knew
her, passed away at the family home in Littleville at 6:30 o'clock
Sunday morning, after an illness of three months. Death was due to
gastritis and general debility. Mrs. O'Brien was born in County Galway,
Ireland, and came to this country when 23 years old. After her
marriage, which took place in Geneva, she resided in Littleville, about
a mile southeast of Shortsville, and had a large circle of
acquaintances all through this section. She is survived by her husband,
Patrick O'Brien of Littleville; five sons, Daniel R. O'Brien of
Hopewell; John J. O'Brien of Dundee; P. W. O'Brien, Frank O'Brien and
Martin O'Brien, all of
Littleville; by two sisters, Mrs. Bernard Quinn of Canandaigua, and
Mrs. John DeMart of Rochester. The funeral was held from St. Dominic's
church, Shortsville, at 10 o'clock on Tuesday morning, conducted by
Father Robert A. Henry and interment was made in the Canandaigua Catholic Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 September 1936
The funeral of Mrs. Anna McMahon O'Brien, widow of the late
Daniel R. O'Brien, who died Monday, was held this morning at 8:30 from
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Bolger, 188 High street and 9:30
o'clock from St. Dominic's church in Shortsville, with solemn requiem
mass. The celebrant was the Rev. John Guy of St. Stephen's church, this
city, with the Rev. John Napier of Shortsville as deacon and the Rev.
John Gainey of Newark as subdeacon. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery,
Canandaigua, with Father Guy, Napier, Gainey and Gorman of Canandaigua
and Manley of Rochester officiating. The bearers were Howard Lynaugh,
Francis O'Brien, Thomas Hefferon, Leo Murray, Francis O'Brien and Frank
Murphy, nephews of Mrs. O'Brien.
From Ontario County Journal 11 April 1913
The death of Mrs. Bridget O'Brien occurred at her home on
Pleasant street on Wednesday morning. Deceased was born in Ireland 90
years ago. She leaves two sons, William, of Waterloo, and Thomas H.
O'Brien, of Canandaigua. The funeral services will be held this morning
at St. Mary's church at 9:30 o'clock. Interment will be made at Calvary
From Geneva Daily Times 7 November 1932
Daniel R. O'Brien, a lifelong resident of the town of Hopewell,
died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas J. Bolger,
Geneva, at the age of seventy-three years. Mr. O'Brien had been ill
only a short time. His death was due to pneumonia. Mr. O'Brien was born
in the town of Hopewell and lived there all his life until three years
ago, when he moved to the city of Geneva. He was educated in the public
schools and thereafter engaged in the business of farming. In 1888 he
purchased a large and productive farm, which is located one and
one-half miles southeast of the village of Shortsville, and which he
operated until his death. He was recognized as one of the most
progressive and industrious farmers in the community. He was a member
and trustee of St. Dominick's Roman Catholic church at Shortsville. In
politics he was a staunch Democrat. He was a member of the Canandaigua
Council of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his widow, Mrs.
Anna M. O'Brien; and three children, Mrs. Thomas Bolger, Geneva, J.
Emmet O'Brien, Rochester, and Walter P. O'Brien, Shortsville. Funeral
services will take place at the home, at 9 o'clock, and at St.
Dominick's church, Shortsville, at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning.
From Ontario County Journal 25 January 1895
Shortsville, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Dennis O'Brien occurred
of this village on Wednesday morning, from
consumption. Funeral was held Friday morning from St. Dominico's church
and the remains were taken to Clifton Springs for interment.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 June 1909
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The remains of Dennis O'Brien, who
village, and who died on Sunday, were brought to
this village this afternoon and interment was made in St. Agnes
Cemetery. The funeral services were held at St. Michael's church at
Newark, at which Mr. O'Brien was a regular attendant. He had resided in
this vicinity for a number of years and was well known.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 14 November 1916
Geneva, Nov. 13 - Dennis O'Brien, of No. 80 Sherrill street,
died last night at Geneva City hospital. Mr. O'Brien was born in
Tipperary, Ireland, and came to this country when he was a boy. He
leaves his wife, Mrs. Margaret O'Brien; two daughters, Mary A. and
Margaret V. O'Brien, of Geneva; and seven sons, James I. O'Brien of
Rochester; F. P. O'Brien of Detroit; Matthew O'Brien of Goldfield, Col.;
Dennis J. O'Brien of Oswego, and William T., Martin E. and T. E. O'Brien of Geneva. The funeral will take place on Wednesday morning from the home.
From Ontario County Journal 1 February 1907
The death of Edward Ignatius O'Brien occurred on Tuesday at
Denver, Col., where he went six months ago for his health, suffering
from consumption. The remains will be brought here for interment. His
wife and little daughter live on Gorham street. Two sisters reside in
Buffalo. He was 27 years of age.
From Phelps Citizen 26 July 1934
Lieut. Frederick C. O'Brien, 42, at Geneva, a former resident of
Phelps, died at Peekskill last Thursday following an emergency
operation. He was a member of Company B, which was in Camp at Camp
Smith for two weeks. Lieut. O'Brien enlisted in 1918 and at the time of
his death was second in command. He removed from Phelps to Geneva about
25 years ago. He was past master of Geneva Lodge of Masons, and a
member of Geneva Chapter, Royal Arch Masons. He was an electrician in
the employ of the Empire Gas and Electric Co. Besides his widow, he is
survived by three daughters, Eunice, Janet and Carolyn, all of Geneva;
his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth O'Brien; a sister, Miss May O'Brien; and a
brother, John O'Brien, all of Niagara Falls. The funeral was held at
the First Presbyterian church, Geneva, Monday afternoon and burial was
in Glenwood Cemetery with military honors.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 January 1915
Stanley, N. Y. - Mrs. Johanna O'Brien died at her home Sunday
morning at 2 o'clock after a long illness. She is survived by four
sons, John of Oswego, William of Rochester, Matthew of Canandaigua, and
James; also three daughters, Mrs. Anna McDonald, Mrs. Patrick Murphy of
Geneva, and Mrs. Mary O'Brien of Stanley. The funeral will take place
Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock from St. Theresa's church. Burial at
From Ontario County Chronicle 11 March 1903
Thursday morning occurred the death of John O'Brien at his
home in Tillotson street, aged 68 years. He had been a lifelong
resident of Canandaigua. He is survived by three children, Mrs. Thomas
P. Coyle, Mrs. Andrew McIntyre, of this village, and James O'Brien of
From Geneva Daily
Times 21 September 1906
, aged 84
years, died yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at his home
in Stanley. Besides his wife, he is survived by five children, Nora
and Ella O'Brien and Mrs. Roach of Stanley; two sons, Patrick of
Corning, and Jeremiah of Charlotte. The funeral will take place Monday
and interment will be in Elmira.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 26 September 1906
Stanley, N. Y. - John O'Brien, one of Stanley's oldest
residents, passed away at his home in our village, Thursday afternoon,
September 20, aged about 85 years. Mr. O'Brien had been unusually well
and active for one of advanced age, until about two weeks ago when he
began failing. He is survived by his aged wife and five children, two
sons, Patrick of Elmira, and Jeremiah of Corning; three daughters, Mrs.
Margaret Roche and Misses Ellen and Norah O'Brien of Stanley. There are
several grandchildren. Patrick O'Brien of Elmira lost three members of
his family during the past week, a son about 25 years of age, who died
quite suddenly, and his wife's father. These were buried in Elmira on
Friday and Saturday and his own father's funeral was held in Elmira
From Geneva Daily Times 3 April 1908
The funeral of John O'Brien will take place tomorrow
9 o'clock from his late residence, No. 232 William street, and at 9:30
from St. Stephen's church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Victor Herald 3 January 1902
On Tuesday morning, December 24, occurred the death of John
O'Brien, Sr., at his home on Brace street. The funeral was held at
St. Patrick's church at 7 o'clock Thursday morning. Interment was made
at the Catholic cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 29 January 1892
The death of Kittie C. Moran, wife of M. M. O'Brien, of
Sunday, January 17, saddened a large number
of friends. She was taken ill Thursday evening, and although attended
by two faithful physicians and friends as nurses, she could not be
spared, a Higher Power calling her. The funeral occurred Monday, and
despite the fact that the dreaded diphtheria caused her death, a large
number of friends followed the remains to their last resting place. She
was a young lady of many accomplishments and winning grace, and all who
knew her loved her for her nobility of character, purity of mind and
amiable disposition. Mrs. O'Brien leaves to mourn her loss
a husband, father, two sisters and four brothers, and though time may
the memory, there will ever be one vacant chair, one missing voice,
can never return from the world of brightness whence it has gone.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 September 1903
Mrs. Mary O'Brien, wife of John O'Brien of Orleans, died at the
city hospital this afternoon at 12:30 o'clock, aged 68 years. Mrs.
O'Brien was taken to the hospital in a democrat wagon suffering from a
strangulated hernia at midnight last night. An operation which was
performed was too late to save her life. Mrs. O'Brien is a cousin of
Chief Kane and formerly lived in Geneva. She leaves besides her husband
two daughters, Mrs. Mary Twitchell of Rochester and Mrs. J. Backus of
Buffalo. The funeral arrangements have not been made. Burial
St. Patrick's Cemetery, Geneva.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 July 1908
Mrs. Mary O'Brien, widow of the late John O'Brien, died at her
home, No. 232 William street, at 9:05 o'clock this morning after a
short illness. She was 83 years old and has made her home here for over
fifty years. She leaves three sons and four daughters.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 December 1909
Mrs. Mary O'Brien, widow of the late John O'Brien, died at her
home in Stanley last night at 8:30 o'clock. She was 87 years old. Her
survivors are one son, Jeremiah, and one daughter, Miss Nora. The
remains will be taken Friday morning on the 8:20 Northern Central train
to Elmira where the funeral and burial will take place.
From Ontario County Journal 10 May 1907
The funeral of Mrs. Mary O'Brien, wife of Richard O'Brien,
was held in St. Mary's church on Saturday morning. Her death occurred
at the family home on Niagara street on May 2, following a stroke of
apoplexy. She was 49 years of age and leaves her husband and two
From Ontario County Chronicle 23 January 1901
Phelps, N. Y. - Michael O'Brien, aged 39 years, died last
evening from spinal trouble brought on by a fall some time ago. He is
survived by his wife, and child, also his father and mother,
two sisters and two brothers, M. T. O'Brien and Miss Minnie of this
place, Joseph O'Brien and Mrs. A. C. Cappon of Canandaigua.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 13 July 1937
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Miss Nora O'Brien, 75, of Stanley, died Sunday in Thompson Memorial Hospital.
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 3 January 1866
Killed by the Cars - On Monday afternoon, of this week, a man by
the name of Patrick O'Brien, working on the New York Central
Rail Road, was run over and instantly killed near Farmington Station.
It appears that O'Brien was engaged in coupling cars, and some one gave
the signal to start, and before he (O'Brien) could get out from between
the cars, he was knocked down, the cars passing over him, mangling him
horribly. He resided on Jail street in this village, and leaves a wife
and two children.
From Ontario County Journal
30 June 1882
East Bloomfield Station, N. Y.
- Patrick O'Brien died Saturday, the 17th inst.,
aged 29 years. Funeral was attended Monday morning at 9 a.m.
From Ontario County Journal 26 April 1912
The funeral services of Patrick O'Brien, aged 79 years,
whose death occurred on Friday morning of last week, were held from St.
Mary's church on Monday morning. Besides his wife, three daughters
survive. Interment was at East Bloomfield.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 August 1908
Shortsville, N. Y. - Patrick O'Brien, one of Shortsville's most
respected residents died at his home in Littleville, one mile southeast
of here paralysis at 1:30 yesterday afternoon. Mr. O'Brien was 77 years
old last March and has been an unusually strong, active man for his
years until the death of his wife three years ago last February. Since
then it has been noticed that his interest in life grew less until the
stroke of paralysis which prostrated him a few weeks ago. Mr. O'Brien
came to this country from Ireland when he was a young man. He was
industrious and had accumulated a comfortable income besides the farm
where he has lived for over forty years. Six of his children have come
to maturity, five sons and one daughter Mary, who died of consumption.
There are five sons living Daniel, Patrick, Frank, Martin, of
Shortsville and John O'Brien of Dansville. The funeral services will be
held from St. Dominick's church Monday at 10 a.m. Interment in
Canandaigua Catholic cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 21 August 1908
Patrick O'Brien, one of the most highly
best loved farmers of this section, died at his home in Littleville at
one o'clock on Friday afternoon of last week. Death was due to cerebral
hemorrhage, and he had been ill but a week. Mr. O'Brien was 77 years of
age and was born in County Galway, Ireland. He came to this country in
1856 and took up his residence at Canandaigua, residing there for about
9 years when he moved to Littleville where he spent the remainder of
his life. He was married to Miss Ann McGrath, also of County Galway, in
the year 1858; Mrs. O'Brien passed to her final reward about two years
ago, and the loss of his dearly beloved wife was a heavy blow to him.
He was often heard to remark that to live without her was the hardest
thing he was ever compelled to do. That her life was firmly interwoven
into his was evidenced by the lovable manner in which he referred to
her after her death and by the thoughtful way in which he cared for her
while living. That he was a good and true husband and father goes
without the saying, and we firmly believe that in the death of Patrick
O'Brien, the community loses one of its best citizens.
He was a member of St. Dominic's church of this village, and was always
regular in his attendance, consistent in his belief and a liberal
supporter of the church. To illustrate the esteem in which he was held
by those whose good fortune it was to have known him, we say that his
funeral was the largest -- with a possible exception, that of his
wife's -- ever held in this village.
Patrick O'Brien was a friend to everyone and we do not believe that he
ever had an enemy. He was loved alike by both young and old, and was
especially a favorite with the village youths. His ready wit and jovial
manner placed him among the ranks of popular men, and it was a
pleasure, indeed, to have a chat with him. His good deeds and many
kindnesses will be remembered for many years, and his memory will long
be cherished by his friends and relatives.
He is survived by two brothers, Michael and John, of Canandaigua; one
sister, Mrs. Ann O'Brien of Canandaigua; and five sons, Daniel of
Hopewell; John of Dundee; Patrick W., Frank and Martin E., all of
Littleville. The funeral services were held from St. Dominic's church
on Monday morning at 9:45 o'clock, with interment in the Catholic
cemetery at Canandaigua.
From Shortsville Enterprise 26 October 1916
The death of Patrick W. O'Brien, one
best-known men in this section, occurred at the Willard State Hospital
last week Thursday evening, following an illness of several months. He
was nearly 51 years of age. Patrick W. O'Brien was born in Littleville,
on November 17, 1865, a son of the late Patrick and Ann McGrath
O'Brien. When a young man he entered
the produce business in this village, which he successfully conducted
the year of 1899. At that time he became a traveling salesman for the
Manufacturing Co., of Canandaigua. He remained in this position for 12
and was one of the most successful men employed by the Co. About five
ago he became a dealer in horses with headquarters in Shortsville and
conducted a large farm in the town of Hopewell. Failing health
his giving up active duties. He was a member of Geneva Council, Knights
of Columbus, and also Rochester Alhambra Musa Caravan. A
delegation of the Geneva Knights, headed by Grand Knight George
Tyndall, attended the services at the grave in Canandaigua. He was also
a member of the Democratic County Committee. Mr. O'Brien, familiarly
known to all as "P. W.," was a man with a remarkable personality.
Possessing a ready wit and a cheerful word on all occasions, he made
friends and and kept them. He was widely known
as a popular man and a good fellow. He was particularly fond of
children and the fondness was, indeed, mutual. Had it been his desire,
he could have been one of the leading men of Ontario county in many
ways. As it was, we doubt if there was a more popular man in the entire
county. Peace to his ashes!
The survivors are four brothers, Daniel and Martin O'Brien of Hopewell;
Frank O'Brien of Shortsville, and John O'Brien of Dundee; also several
nephews and nieces. The funeral services were held on Monday morning, a
first service taking place at the home of Martin O'Brien, followed by
at St. Dominic's church, of which the deceased was a member. The
followed in Calvary Cemetery at Canandaigua.
From Ontario County
Journal 27 February 1880
East Bloomfield, N. Y.
- Mrs. Patrick O'Brien departed this life Friday, Feb. 20th, aged
46 years. Funeral services were held on Monday at St. Bridget's, Rev.
Wm. Hughes officiating.
From Ontario County Chronicle 11 March 1903
Phelps, N. Y. - Terrence O'Brien, aged 74 years, died Thursday
morning, following a protracted illness. He was one of the most highly
esteemed residents of this place and enjoyed a large and extended
acquaintance. He is survived by his wife, two sons, M. J. O'Brien,
proprietor of the Phelps Hotel, and Joseph O'Brien, and two daughters,
Mrs. A. C. Cappon of Canandaigua, and Miss Minnie O'Brien of Phelps.
Funeral was held from St. Frances church Saturday morning.
From Phelps Citizen 25 May 1911
The death of Mrs. Terrence O'Brien, an aged and highly
esteemed resident of this village, occurred at her home on Newark
street at 11:15 this forenoon, after an illness of two months, death
being due to senile debility. Mrs. O'Brien, who was 74 years old had
been a resident of this town for the past 46 years. She is survived by
two sons, Matthew T. O'Brien of this place and Joseph O'Brien of New
York; and two daughters, Mrs. A. C. Cappon of Canandaigua and
Miss Minnie O'Brien who resides at home. The funeral services will be
held in St. Francis church Saturday morning at 10 o'clock and interment
will be made in Phelps cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 1
Timothy F. O'Brien, the well-known dry goods merchant of this city
died last night at 11:10 o'clock, at the home of his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John O'Brien, of No. 232 William street. He had just passed his
forty-second birthday. The deceased was taken ill with lung trouble in
November 1902, but was not considered seriously ill until last October,
when he sold his store to M. J. Keilty. He then went to the
Adirondacks. After spending four months in the mountains he returned in
February. Mr. O'Brien was one of Geneva's most successful younger
business men. He was born in this city, and after receiving his
education in St. Francis de Sales school and the High school, he
entered the employ of the dry goods firm of Glover & Cheney. He
later worked for J. N. Slocum & Son and Roenke & Rogers. Twelve
years ago he started in the dry goods business for himself and was
successful until his health broke down, requiring him to retire from
active life. He was a member of the Catholic Mutual Benefit association
and the Society of the Holy Name. Besides his parents, he is survived
by his widow, two daughters, Misses Agnes and Adelaide O'Brien,
one son, Alexander O'Brien, and three brothers, John E. of Chicago;
William F. and Jean J. O'Brien of Geneva; three sisters, Mrs. M. M.
Dunn of Binghamton, Mrs. J. V. Harris of New York, and Miss Ella L.
O'Brien of Geneva. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery, Geneva NY.
From Ontario County Journal 26 September 1913
The death of Will O'Brien occurred at his home in Atwater
place on Tuesday. The end came during the noon hour as he leaned to
speak to Mrs. O'Brien, who was reclining on a couch, and he suddenly
expired in her arms. Deceased was in charge of the bookbinding
department of The Times office and was preparing to return to his
duties when stricken. He was born 57 years ago in Susquehanna, Pa., and
with the exception of a few years spent at that place and Elmira, he
has resided at Canandaigua, where he made a host of friends and entered
actively into the life of the community. As an entertainer, story
teller and impersonator, he was renowned, and many organizations have
been greatly benefited by his services. Mr. O'Brien had for many years
been local agent and correspondent for the Elmira Telegram and at
intervals has served as field representative of the New York State
Brewers Exchange. He was a member of the local C. M. B. A. and of the
Merrill Hose. His greatest interest, however, was in his home, where he
fulfilled the ministry of love to his wife and two daughters, Misses
Ray and Ruth, who will keenly feel his loss. Besides his wife and
daughters, there survives a sister, Miss Katherine O'Brien; a
half-sister, Mrs. P. A. Dowling of Elmira; and two brothers, John, of
Bradford, Pa., and Frank of Brooklyn. The funeral services were held at
St. Mary's Church yesterday morning. The mass for the dead was sung by
Rev. Robert J. Henry, assistant rector. Mrs. Florence Bradley was at
the organ. Rev. James T. Dougherty, the rector, and Rev. William J.
Donovan of St. Charles, Ill., were in the sanctuary. The bearers were
William D. Powers, John J. Costello, H. Gird Harris, Thomas P. Murray,
Alexander M. Davidson and Alex Cavan. The Merrill Hose Company attended
the services in a body and escorted the remains from the residence to
the church. The interment was in Calvary cemetery. A large number of
floral offerings bespoke the high regard in which he was widely held
and bore their message of sympathy to the bereaved family.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 13 March 1907
Sunday morning at his home in Stanley occurred the death of William
aged 69 years, death resulting from dropsy. He is
survived by his wife and seven children, three daughters, Mrs. Patrick
Murphy of Geneva; Mrs. Anna McDonald and Miss Mary O'Brien of Stanley;
and four sons, Matthew of Canandaigua; William of Geneva; and James and
John of Chicago. Funeral services were held from St. Theresa's church
in Stanley yesterday morning and the remains were brought to
Canandaigua and interred in Calvary cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 29 August 1873
Mrs. Wm. O'Brien of Geneva was drowned near Jordan last Friday by
falling off the canal boat of
which her husband is captain. Her remains were brought home for
From Shortsville Enterprise 31 December 1909
After we had closed our forma for press last week, we learned of
the death of Mrs. James O'Bryan, which occurred at her home in
Mather street at 6:30 o'clock on Thursday morning, after a week's
illness with pneumonia. The deceased was 70 years of age and was born
in County Kilkenney, Ireland. She was formerly Miss Julia M. Hart. She
had lived in this country for a period of forty-two years, first
locating in the village of Palmyra and later removing to Shortsville.
Besides her husband, James O'Bryan, she is survived by four daughters,
Mrs. Thomas Brophy, Mrs. Margaret Farrell and Miss Julia O'Bryan, of
this village, and Mrs. Mary Archibald of East Rush; and four sons,
William and James O'Bryan of Shortsville; John O'Bryan of Palmyra, and
Edward O'Bryan of Peoria, Ill. The funeral services were held from St.
Dominic's church in this village at 9 o'clock on Monday morning and
were in charge of the assistant rector, Rev. McArdle. The interment was
in the Catholic cemetery near Clifton Springs.
From Geneva Gazette 1 February 1901
The death of Mrs. Catharine O'Callaghan, aged 68 years,
occurred Sunday morning at 9 o'clock at the residence of her son, John,
297 Exchange street. The cause of death was paralysis with which
she was stricken five weeks ago. Besides her son, John, the
survived by five other children, Charles O'Callaghan and
Mrs. John Lennox, of Hamilton, Canada; Sister Mary Francis Clare and
Sister Mary Theresa of the Convent of St. Joseph of Petersboro, Canada,
and Sister Mary Theodosia of the
Convent of Mercy of Batavia, N. Y. The deceased was a
devout member of St. Francis DeSales.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 November 1906
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Francis O'Carroll, Canandaigua's oldest
inhabitant, died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Margaret
Hosey, Center street. Mr. O'Carroll celebrated his 99th birthday on
September 8 last, and almost to the quiet and peaceful ending of
his life had been able to be about. He wanted to vote last election
day, but the election workers failed to get him out to register and he
was disappointed. Mr. O'Carroll was a faithful member of St. Mary's
and almost to the time of his death regularly attended the services. He
was born in County Sligo, Ireland, parish of Castleconnor, September
8, 1807. Mr. O'Carroll spent what to many men is an average life time
in the old country, but as his children slipped away to the new world,
he became lonesome and followed them in 1863. He settled in Rushville,
and was for many years a successful farmer. Up to within a few years
he could do as big a day's work as any young farm hand. When the
of age crept over him, he came here to live with his daughter, at whose
home he died. Mr. O'Carroll is survived by four children, a son in
a daughter in Penn Yan and one son, Rev. John J. O'Carroll, of Chicago,
widely known as a lecturer and author and librarian of the Gaelic
of America. He is also pastor of St. Thomas Church, Chicago.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 21 November 1906
Francis O'Carroll, Canandaigua's oldest male citizen, passed away
yesterday morning at 8:30 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Margaret Hosey, in Center street. Mr. O'Carroll was born in Rathglass,
Sligo County, Ireland, Sept. 8, 1807, and was married to Miss Mary
Howley in Rathglass. To them were born five children, four of whom
survive. The family came to America in 1863 and settled in Rushville,
where they lived for a number of years. Mr. O'Carroll came from
Rushville a few years ago to live with his daughter, Mrs. Hosey. He has
been in excellent health until recently when he began to fail and his
death came on Tuesday as stated. He was a member of St. Mary's church
and had been a regular attendant as long as his health permitted. In
the November issue of the Central New Yorker magazine, an article by C.
W. Darling, of this village, on Mr. O'Carroll's life was given,
accompanied by his picture. He is survived by two sons, Rev. John J.
O'Carroll, pastor of St. Thomas church, Chicago, who is a well-known
author and lecturer and is the national librarian of the Gaelic League
in America; Dr. Henry O'Carroll, also of Chicago; Mrs. Mary O'Connor of
Penn Yan and Mrs. Margaret Hosey of this village. The funeral will be
held from St. Mary's church Thursday morning at nine o'clock.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 16 April 1891
David Ocobock, a war veteran of Naples, died Tuesday of an Army
disease, aged 75, leaving a widow and daughter in destitute
circumstances. The Naples veterans had charge of the funeral yesterday,
Rev. Mr. Millard officiating as pastor.
From Ontario County Chronicle 1 June 1904
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Ellen, widow of the late David Ocobock, died
her daughter, Mrs. Minnie Cavan, in Canandaigua, Monday,
May 23rd. Her remains were brought to Naples Thursday . Interment in
From Ontario County Journal 7 December 1906
Mrs. Mary O'Connell, widow of Michael O'Connell, was found
dead in her bedroom at her home on the Debow farm on Saturday morning.
Death was caused by apoplexy with which she had evidently been stricken
on the evening before, as she was deceased. She was 60 years of age,
and is survived by seven children. The funeral was held from St. Mary's
church on Tuesday morning.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 12 May 1917
Canandaigua, N. Y., May 11 - Michael O'Connell died at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. George Beaton, in Saltonstall street, last evening,
and leaves five daughters, Mrs. George Beaton of Canandaigua; Mrs. Anna
Rolan of Elmira; Miss Mary O'Connell of Rochester; Mrs. Louise Young
and Mrs. Frank Stre(rest illegible) of Montclair, N. J.; one son,
Anthony O'Connell of Syracuse. The funeral will take place at St.
Mary's Church Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock. Burial in Calvary
From Canandaigua Chronicle 25 December 1907
Victor, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Ann O'Connor occurred
of this village on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 15. She was
73 years of age and was the widow of David O'Connor. Mrs. O'Connor was
born in Ireland, coming to this country 48 years ago. She was a woman
of fine character. The funeral services were held at St. Patrick's
church on Tuesday morning of last week. Interment was made in the
Catholic village cemetery. Mrs. O'Connor is survived by seven children:
Mrs. John Monaghan of Canandaigua, Mary and Lillian, both teachers, the
latter in New York; Sister Teresa Marie, a member of the Order of the
Sisters of St. Joseph, a teacher at Nazareth academy, Rochester; David
of Mendon, James P. of Rochester, and William O'Connor of Elizabeth, N.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 September 1932
Shooting himself through the head with a .38 calibre revolver, Charles H. O'Connor, 42,
of 13 Copeland avenue, committed suicide sometime between 6:15 and 7:15
Saturday night. O'Connor, a driver for the American Express Company, is
said to have been in ill health for some time and brooded over the fact
that he was cut off without a cent in his mother's will. O'Connor's
body was found in his bedroom by his wife, when she returned to their
home from a shopping trip. He was alone at the time of the shooting.
O'Connor's mother died last April, and when the will was offered for
probate, it was learned his name was omitted from it. Chief of Police
Morris conducted the police investigation into the case. Dr. Frank H.
Snyder, coroner, issued a verdict of suicide. O'Connor is said to have
had a permit for the gun. Besides his wife, he is survived by five
children, Charles, Thomas, Elizabeth, James and Frances; his father,
and a brother and sister, all of this city. Funeral services will be
conducted Tuesday at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's church.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 January 1911
Word was received here of the death of John O'Connor which
occurred in a Buffalo hospital last night. Undertaker Fletcher went to
Buffalo this afternoon and will return with the body tomorrow morning
on the Lehigh Valley R. R. The remains will be taken to the home of the
deceased, No. 38 Wadsworth street. He leaves his widow, two daughters
and one son.
From Geneva Daily Times
2 May 1904
Mrs. Mary O'Connor died at 6:30 yesterday morning at her home, No.
16 North street, aged seventy. the deceased was born in Tipperary,
Ireland, and came to this country and city forty-five years ago. She is
survived by two sons, Michael and John of this city, and two
daughters, Miss Mary of Geneva, and Sister Mary Louise, of Rochester.
The funeral will take place at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning from
St. Francis de Sales church. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 29 March 1929
Geneva, March 28 - Mrs. Mary O'Connor, of 27 State Street, died at
her home today. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Louis H. Alger and Mrs.
James McDonald; and one son, George O'Connor of Geneva. Funeral Monday
morning at 8:30 o'clock from her home.
From Ontario County Times 15 May 1878
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. John O'Conors, of this place, died
last Friday. We made mention of his sickness several weeks ago.
Consumption, together with congestion of the bowels, was the cause of
his death. Funeral services were attended at St. Bridget's church last
From Geneva Daily Times 14 April 1909
Edward J. O'Dea, aged 32 years, died at 1:15 o'clock this morning
at his home on North street, opposite Loomis' woods. Owing to the bad
condition of the roads the remains were brought into the city and taken
to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John O'Dea of No. 68 Tillman
street. The survivors are his widow; two sons, Edward and Paul, his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John O'Dea; two brothers, John and Fred; three
sisters, Mary and Susie O'Dea and Mrs. John Cummings of Rochester.
Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 September 1910
Mrs. Edward O'Dea, an aged resident of this city, died this
morning at 1:20 o'clock at her late res, No.93 Hamilton street. She is
survived by her husband, three sons and three daughters.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 April 1936
Mrs. Mary O'Dea, of 29 Madison street, died this morning after a
long illness. She leaves five children, Mrs. Anna Dulin, Mrs. Mary
Frohlich, and Mrs. Helena Bowers of Geneva, Mrs. Susan Gilmore of
Syracuse and Mrs. Katherine Gonzales of New York; two sons, George and
William of Geneva; seven sisters, Mrs. Willard McDuffie of Spokane,
Wash., Mrs. Louis N. Paley of Albany, Mrs. George Hahn of Waterloo,
Mrs. Katherine O'Dea of Waterloo, Mrs. Alola Utz, Mrs. James Malone and
Mrs. Daniel Casey of Geneva; two brothers John Hefferon of Waterloo and
William of Fayette; and several grandchildren.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 December 1906
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. B. F. Odell
of this place occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jones
in Syracuse, yesterday. Mrs. Odell left here two weeks ago to spend
Thanksgiving with her daughter, and shortly after arriving there was
stricken with pneumonia, which resulted in her death. She is survived
by her husband, three sons, Frank of Denver, Charles of Philadelphia
and Edgar of Utica. The remains will be brought to Phelps Sunday
and the funeral services held the following day.
From Geneva Courier 12 January 1859
Mr. Isaac Odell, a respectable citizen of Hopewell, in this
county, fell suddenly to the ground while harnessing his horses on
Monday morning, the 3rd inst., and instantly expired. He had not
been heard to make any complaint of illness.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 June 1907
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of John D. Odell occurred at
his home on Walnut street, Sunday morning. Mr. Odell had been ill
but a few days with pleuro-pneumonia. He was born in East Chester,
Westchester county, this state, 71 years ago. At an early age he came
to Junius in Seneca county with his parents and lived there several
years. In his early life Mr. Odell traveled extensively through the
southern and western states and finally located in the town of Phelps
24 years ago. He was a farmer by occupation. He is survived by his
widow and three children, one son Malcome, who is at present engaged in
educational work on an Indian reservation in Mexico, and two daughters,
Mrs. Lillian Bowman who resides in Montana, and Mrs. Adelbert Hull of
Sayre, Pa. He also leaves one brother, B. F. Odell of this village. The
funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon and burial will be at the
family burial plot at Junius.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 April 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - This afternoon at Cheshire, occurred the
death of Mrs. Margaret Wiers, wife of Frank Odell, who
for the past five years. Death was due to
paralysis. She was aged about 50 years, and is survived by her husband
and two daughters, Mrs. J. Sidney Hickox and Miss Lou Odell, of
Cheshire. Mrs. Odell was
born in the house where she died and was the daughter of James and
Lucretia Wiers. She was a devoted church member and up to the time she
was taken ill, was active in the affairs of her church. She had a large
circle of friends and acquaintances all through this section. Burial
From Geneva Daily Times 1 August 1905
Shortsville, N. Y. - A fatal accident occurred in this village at
11:30 o'clock yesterday morning, when William H. Odell, a
teamster in the employ of the American Seeding
Machine Company, was killed. He was driving a team of powerful
grays down Railroad avenue from the company's warehouses. The horses,
becoming frightened and unmanageable, ran away, throwing Odell
the wagon, and a wheel passed over his head, crushing the skull, so
that he died within five minutes. His neck was also broken. Mr. Odell
moved to this village only a week ago from West Junius. He was born
in this state thirty-two years ago, being a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Odell, and was married on the 8th of February, 1905. He is survived by
his wife, of Shortsville; his mother, Mrs. Eliza Odell of Junius; one
Eugene Odell, and one sister, Miss Alice Odell, both of Junius.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 April 1930
Shortsville, April 14 - The funeral of Mrs. Emma O'Donnell, widow
of John O'Donnell, was held today at 2 p.m. from her late home, Rev.
Leon L. Swarthout officiating. Burial was in Brookside Cemetery,
Shortsville. She was born in Manchester April 2, 1882, a daughter of
Albert and Mary Brewster Knapp. She was married at Buffalo to John
O'Donnell, and came to Manchester to reside. She is survived by two
sons, James and John of Manchester; one daughter, Mrs. Clara Francisco
of Hathaway; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Bennett and Mrs. Ruby Musselman
From Ontario County Journal 17 August 1883
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Clara, wife of Wm. Oehlman, died on
Friday morning last week of fever. She was a lovely woman, and her
death creates deep sadness among her acquaintances.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 January 1923
Funeral services for Francis J. O'Flaherty will be held
Monday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales church, with solemn
high mass of requiem. Interment will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.
Mr. O'Flaherty had been a resident of Geneva all his life and was for a
number of years employed by the O'Malley and Son Trucking Company and
later was in the shipping department of the Summit Stove Company. Besides his wife and son, he
leaves one sister, Mrs. William Dunn, of Geneva. He was a member of the
Holy Name Society of St. Francis de Sales church.
From Ontario County Journal 1 May 1896
Sunday, about noon, Abraham Ogden, a farmer residing south
of Bristol Center, was found by his wife lying in a pool of his own
blood, dead in the "bay" or lower part of one of his barns. It is
supposed the deadly wound -- a hole in his head from a pistol ball --
was self-inflicted. He had recently been despondent over a monetary
loss, a loss that should not have been sufficient to have been an
excuse for the rash act, because Ogden was more than comfortably
well-to-do; but his was a somewhat penurious nature, and the loss of
money worried him. This, with a slight mental weakness, caused by a one
time injury to his head, is thought to have been the reason for his
suicide, for such the jury empaneled by Coroner Hallenbeck, pronounced
the affair. A circumstance that might have seemed peculiar, had not his
previous despondency explained his act, was the fact that when found,
his body was lying in a singular position, and the wound in his head
was in the back part of the skull; the body was lying in such a manner
as to give an observer who described it to the Journal man, that a shot
from a door leading from the main barn floor to the "bay," might have
caused the death of Ogden. As there is no reason, however, for
suspicion of foul play, and the intelligent coroner's jury found a
verdict of suicide, the circumstances were probably merely
coincidental. Ogden was aged about 60 years. A wife and a stepson are
the only survivors. Deceased was the owner of considerable real estate,
but was always considered somewhat eccentric.
From Ontario County Times 29 October 1884
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Mr. Benjamin Ogden died at his home
Wednesday morning. The funeral was held in the M. E. church on Saturday
at 12 o'clock. An appropriate and feeling discourse was delivered by
Rev. S. E. Furman. The deceased was a faithful and beloved member of
the M. E. church, and highly respected and esteemed by all who knew
him. His loss will be greatly felt in this community. He leaves a wife,
four daughters, and three sons, to cherish his precious memory.
From Livonia Gazette 17 October 1924
George Elmer Ogden passed away at his home Thursday of last week at
3:30 a.m., following an extended illness from cancer of the bowels. His
sister, Mrs. Will Towne, helped care for him during his last sickness
of about sixteen weeks. Mr. Ogden was a high type of citizen and deeply
interested in the community's welfare. Though not a church member, he
was in every sense a Christian man. The wife and other members of the
family have the sympathy of every one. Mr. Ogden was born at Richmond
Center November 10th, 1860. At Livonia Center, he was married on August
25, 1881, to Miss Minnie E. Riggs. To them were born three children,
one of whom, a daughter, Gertrude, died at the age of 11. Mr. Ogden is
survived by his wife, and two children, Raymond W. of Alamo, Texas; one
daughter, Mrs. Jessie Duffy of Allen's Hill; two brothers, Charles of
Minneapolis and Frank of Clinton, Iowa; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Larson
of San Francisco and Mrs. Pearle Towne of Allen's Hill; also three
grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the late residence Sunday
at 2 p.m., and the house was nearly filled with those who gathered to
pay their last tribute of respect to a good neighbor and friend. The
services were conducted by the Rev. F. D. Raymond. The bearers were
Charles Ashley, T. R. Blackmer, George Wood, John Burns, I. M. Duffy
and G. E. Patterson.
From Ontario County Journal 6 October 1916
The funeral services of Henry G. Ogden, aged 70 years, whose
death occurred at his home yesterday, will be held at the Methodist
church at Allen's Hill tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. He leaves his
wife; one son, Dr. L. G. Ogden, of Barre Center; two sisters, Mrs. Anna
Paine of Washington, D. C., and Mrs. Frank Phillips, of East
Bloomfield; one brother, George N. Ogden of Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Journal 21 March 1890
Richmond, N. Y. - Mrs. Nelson Ogden, aged 68, died at her home
the 14th inst. Funeral service at her late residence Monday last, at
two o'clock p.m.
From Ontario County Journal 21 January 1910
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Death has removed one of the oldest and most
respected residents of Allen's Hill, Nelson Ogden, who died on
Jan. 12, aged 87 years. Mr. Ogden was engaged in farming most of his
life and was successful. For years he had been an active and valued
member of the Methodist church and Sunday school, being the last
charter member of the church and contributing largely of time and money
to its support. The funeral was held on Friday afternoon from the
Methodist church, Rev. J. G. Hann officiating. Mr. Ogden is survived by
two sons, two daughters, ten grandchildren and nine
great-grandchildren. His four grandsons acted as bearers: Dr. Leon G.
Ogden, Milton J., Elnathan G. and Walter G. Phillips.
From Ontario County Journal 17 May 1918
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Death has again visited the Hill, taking one of the oldest and most respected inhabitants. Mrs. Parmelia Jane Ogden died
on Friday night, May 10, at 11 o'clock, at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. William Towne, at the advanced age of 82 years, two months and two
days. Parmelia Jane Titus was married on December 18, 1858, to Benjamin
Ogden. To this union eight children were born, four sons and four
daughters, three of whom have passed away; Mrs. Ellen Haas, Mrs. Delia
Hamlin and son, Burt. Mr. Ogden died a number of years ago and since
then Mrs. Ogden had lived with Mrs. Towne, with the exception of a few
years, when she resided in the west. On May 6, Mrs. Ogden had the
misfortune to fall and fracture her hip. The doctor thought best not to
try to set the bone, owing to her advanced age, but everything possible
was done for her comfort, and she suffered no pain. The direct cause of
her death was a light shock. She was a member of the Methodist church
and Sunday school and attended services as long as her health
permitted. She was an every-day Christian, and through all the trouble
and sorrows that she met her faith never wavered. A kind and loving
wife and mother, an obliging neighbor, she will be kindly remembered by
the many friends who enjoyed her acquaintance. She is survived by three
sons and two daughters; Elmer of this place; Frank of Belletlaine, Ia;
Charles of Mason City, Iowa; Mrs. Fannie Lawson of San Francisco, Cal.,
and Mrs. Pearl Towne, of this place; and a number of grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. The funeral was held on Tuesday from the late home
at 2 o'clock and from the Methodist church at 2:30, with burial in the
cemetery here, Rev. T. S. Alty officiating. The bearers were S. T.
Garlinghouse, S. C. Francis, W. H. Patterson, J. H. Green, Charles
Ashley and G. E. Patterson.
From Geneva Gazette 14 July 1876
Robert Ogden, son of Benjamin Ogden of Honeoye, was drowned in
Honeoye Lake on the 4th inst., while bathing.
From Ontario County Journal 11 February 1916
Mrs. Margaret MacKenzie Ogg, wife of George Ogg, passed away at her
home on Chapin street on Monday morning, following a long illness.
Deceased was born in Scotland on May 25, 1867, but the greater part of
her life was spent here, where she well-known and highly esteemed for
her many estimable traits of character. She was twice married, her
first husband being the late Andrew Johnston, who was a former dry
goods merchant in Canandaigua. There survive one son, Andrew
Johnston, her husband, and three daughters, Misses Margaret,
Maxine and Muriel Ogg; and three sisters, Mrs. Alexander Davidson, Mrs.
James Davidson and Miss Mary MacKenzie, all of Canandaigua. A niece,
Miss Joan Brenner, who resided with Mrs. Ogg, also survives. Rev. Guy
L. Morrill officiated at the funeral services held at the home on
Wednesday afternoon. Interment was in Woodlawn.
From Ontario County Chronicle 24 August 1904
Wednesday morning at her home on Chapin street, the death occurred
of Mrs. Bridget O'Grady at the advanced age of 91 years. She
was one of the oldest residents of Canandaigua, having resided here for
55 years. She was born in County Cork, Ireland.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 24 January 1939
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Michael O'Grady, former resident of
Canandaigua, died Sunday of pneumonia in New York City where he has
resided for the past year. Surviving are the widow and one son, Michael
Emmett, New York; his father, Martin O'Grady, Ireland; four brothers,
and three sisters, residing in Ireland and England. Funeral services
will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's Church here with burial
in Calvary Cemetery.
From Geneva Courier 27 November 1872
Killed by the Cars - On Saturday night last, the express train
going west, which passes this station about 10:30, just after leaving
the depot and when near the switch, struck and killed Thos. O'Grady,
who is supposed to have been
lying upon the track. The body was carried upon the cow-catcher
as far as the crossing of State St., where, coming in contact with the
planks it was disengaged, when the whole train passed over it, mangling
the victim in
a manner horrible beyond description. Portions of the body were picked
up for some distance along the track. Coroner Clarke was
immediately sent for and took charge of the body,
and also summoned a jury to view the remains. The engineer
of the train asserts that O'Grady must have been lying down, because,
if standing, although rounding the curve, he would have
been able to see him, but as it was he was not aware of the killing
until at the State Street crossing.
The facts in the matter so far as we are able to ascertain are as
follows: O'Grady left his home on Rose St., about 5 o'clock
Saturday afternoon, saying to his wife that he was going to Flynn's
grocery for some meat, and requesting a $5 bill which she had in her
possession. The money was provided and he started.
He is reported to have drank liquor at several places, and when
last seen was going on the track towards home, in company with two
other persons. While searching for the remains of the unfortunate
victim, one of these companions, one Hickey was found lying at the base
of the embankment in a
state of intoxication. The other companion, whom we are credibly
informed was entirely sober, parted with his fellows some moments
before the casualty. At the time he was
struck O'Grady had with him a sack of meal, which was scattered for
several rods along the track.
O'Grady was a man about 38 years of age. He was a laborer by
occupation, working in the nurseries during the summer, and made a
business of peddling oil cloth table spreads in the winter season.
He served in Company A, 148th N. Y. Vols. during the war, and in
one of the engagements received a shell wound in the left ankle, from
which he had never recovered and on account of which he received a
pension. He leaves a wife and four children who depended on him
solely for support. The funeral took place from the Catholic Church on
Sunday afternoon. All accounts we have yet heard concur in
exonerating from all blame the engineer of the express train. The above
shocking story points its own moral. We trust it may have its
From Geneva Daily Times 3 May 1933
The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth O'Hara, formerly of Geneva,
who died Monday in Detroit, Mich., will be held tomorrow morning at
8:30 from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clifford Deal, 58 Genesee
street, and 9 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales church. Burial will be
made in St. Patrick's cemetery. Mrs. O'Hara was born May 6, 1859, in
Castlebar, Mayo county, Ireland. She came to the United States in 1879
and settled in Geneva. Following the death of her husband, Martin
O'Hara, 12 years ago, she spent most of her time with her son in
Detroit. Mrs. O'Hara was a member of the Rosary Society of St. Francis
de Sales Church of this city.
From Shortsville Enterprise 4 July 1929
Mrs. Neil O'Harrigan, Sr., died very suddenly at her home at 34
State street, Manchester, at 3 o'clock on Friday morning. Her age was
56 years. Mrs. O'Harrigan was born in Pittsford on February 5, 1873,
and was married to Neil O'Harrigan, Sr., in 1894. She was a member of
St. Dominic's church, Shortsville. She leaves her husband; one son,
Neil O'Harrigan, Jr.; and three daughters, Misses Margaret, Loretta and
Helen O'Harrigan; also three grandchildren, all residing at Manchester.
Funeral services were held on Monday morning at 9 o'clock from the home
and at 9:30 o'clock from St. Dominic's church, Rev. J. E. Nanice
officiating. The burial was made in St. Rose cemetery, Shortsville. The
bearers were Thomas Boardman, John Downey, Robert Loring, John Meehan,
Sr., John Johnson and Edward Murray, Jr., all of Manchester.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 January 1897
Mrs. Jennie O'Here, wife of John O'Here, of Washington street,
died last evening after a lingering attack of pneumonia. Deceased was
about 36 years of age. Her husband and one son, aged about 5 years, and
three sisters, Mrs. Frederick Relfe, Miss Margaret Samson and Miss Mary
Samson, survive her. The funeral services will be held Tuesday morning.
From Ontario County Chronicle 12 November 1902
Shortsville, N. Y. - The people were startled last Monday morning
to learn of the sudden death of venerable James O'Hora the
night previous. The old gentleman was in his usual good spirits until a
few moments before he expired. He had been a resident of the farm where
he lived about 30 years, respected and beloved by all who knew him. He
leaves a widow, three sons and three daughters to mourn. The cause of
his death is said to be heart disease.
From Shortsville Enterprise 7
James O’Hora died suddenly at his farm home
Sunday night about 10 o’clock, his death resulting from an attack of
paralysis of the heart. Previous to his fatal
illness, he had enjoyed a pleasant day and evening’s visit with members
of his family, and just previous to retiring for the night he expressed
the desire to enjoy a smoke. It was while he was
enjoying his pipe that he was suddenly summoned -- death coming to him
without apparent pain.
James O’Hora had been a resident of the town for 30
years. He came from county Carlow, Ireland, but as to
whether he made
this town his home upon his arrival we have not been advised. His 73
years of life was filled with deeds of kindness to one and all; and he
was the essence of happiness. His happy disposition ever added to his
list of friends -- and
we doubt he ever had an enemy. He goes to his final reward sincerely
mourned by an extended
list of staunch friends. He is survived by a widow, three sons and
three daughters, and in their bereavement
they have the heartfelt sympathy of all.
funeral services were held from St. Dominic’s church on Wednesday
morning at 10 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Father O’Hanlon; and that the
deceased was held in high esteem was attested by the very large
attendance of mourning relatives and friends. The
interment was in the Catholic cemetery.
Thanks to Ellen Warner
for sharing this information.
From Ontario County Journal 25 December 1914
The death of Arthur Okeefe, aged 68 years, occurred at his home
on Saltonstall street on Sunday morning. He had not been in good health
for several weeks. The survivors are his wife, three daughters, Ella,
Mary and Elizabeth Okeefe, of Canandaigua; and three sons, City Judge
Philip J. Okeefe and Arthur Okeefe, of Canandaigua, and John Okeefe,
who is studying for the priesthood at Niagara university. The funeral
services were held from St. Mary's church at 9:30 o'clock on Wednesday
morning. Interment was in Calvary cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 11 September 1914
The death of Mrs. Bridget O'Keefe, Ontario street, occurred
on Saturday morning, aged 71 years. She leaves, besides her husband,
two sons, John F. and Vincent O'Keefe, of Canandaigua; one daughter,
Mrs. G. G. Engert, of Rochester; and a brother, Patrick McQuillan, of
Ireland. The funeral services were held at St. Mary's church on Monday
morning. Interment was in Calvary cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 9 May 1877
Canadice, N. Y. - Miss Hannah O'Lahey, oldest daughter of the
widow O'Lahey of this place, died on the 4th inst., of consumption,
aged about twenty years. Her father, John O'Lahey, died a few years ago
of the same disease, leaving a large family in reduced circumstances,
and this is the second time the widow has been bereft of a daughter,
and a help to maintain the smaller children since the death of her
husband. The funeral services are to be held at Honeoye and the burial
From Ontario County Journal 24 August 1906
Canadice, N. Y. - Patrick O'Lahey died on Aug. 15. The cause
of death was cancer of the stomach from which Mr. O'Lahey had suffered
for some time. He is survived by his wife, three sons, Humphrey,
Richard and John; and two daughters, Misses Nancy and Nellie O'Lahey,
all of this place. The funeral was held from St. Mary's church at
Honeoye on Saturday at 10 a. m.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 21 February 1906
Stanley, N. Y. - Mrs. Bridget O'Laughlin, widow of the late James
O'Laughlin, died at her home in this village at 12:15 o'clock Saturday
morning, Feb. 17, of cancer from which disease she had been a great
sufferer. Mrs. O'Laughlin had been a resident of this village many
years. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Harvey, Sr., and
leaves several brothers and sisters and three sons, John O'Laughlin,
section foreman for the Northern Central railroad at Bellona; Thomas
and Albert O'Laughlin; and one daughter, Miss Mary O'Laughlin of
Stanley. Mrs. O'Laughlin was 49 years of age. Her children are all
unmarried, the youngest, Albert, being about 12 years of age. She was a
member of St. Theresa's Catholic church and the funeral was held from
that church on Monday morning. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery
From Ontario County Journal 2 November 1883
Dan. O'Laughlin, whose parents live in Geneva, but who himself had
been a wandering printer
for a number of years, was run over by the cars in Rochester early
Saturday morning, and lived but a short time after the accident. He had
worked at his trade in this village on several occasions.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 July 1910
Andrew Oldacre, aged 69 years, died this morning at 4 o'clock at
his late home in the Town of Phelps. He is survived by his widow; two
sons, George of Michigan, and Frank of the Town of Phelps; two
daughters, Mrs. Hattie Smith of Palmyra and Mrs. Edna Fagner of Geneva;
two brothers, James of Michigan and John of Phelps; and one sister,
Mrs. Sarah Steele of Junius. The funeral will take place Tuesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house and at 3 o'clock from the
Presbyterian church in Phelps. Rev. Mr. McLean of Phelps will
officiate. Burial at Phelps.
From Ontario County Journal 16 July 1897
Phelps, N. Y. - Jane Oldacre, who has been an inmate of the county
house at Hopewell for several weeks, died at that place last week
Friday and was brought to Phelps on Saturday. Her funeral was held from
the church at West Junius Sunday afternoon. Her age was 56 years.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 November 1907
Phelps, N. Y. - Thomas Oldacre, a lifelong resident of the town of
Phelps, died at Willard State Hospital Saturday night. Mr. Oldacre was
taken to Willard about six weeks ago and shortly after being received
he contracted pneumonia, which resulted in his death. His survivors are
his widow, who lives on the Oldacre homestead near Five Points, three
Mrs. Fred Brignall, Mrs. Benjamin Benge, and Miss Alice Oldacre, and
son, Clayton Oldacre, all of Phelps. He also leaves three brothers,
Andrew and James Oldacre, and one sister, Mrs. Edward Steele. The
will be brought to Phelps for burial. The funeral will be held
From Ontario County Journal 5 January 1912
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral services of Dennis O'Leary, who
died on Tuesday will be held this morning. Mr. O'Leary was 80 years of
age and lived over half a century in this place. Survivors are two
daughters, three sons, two brothers, John O'Leary of Canandaigua and M.
A. O'Leary of Penn Yan. Two sisters also survive.
From Ontario County Journal 5 March 1886
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. John O'Leary died last Saturday, aged
90 years. Funeral services were held Wednesday a.m.. at St. Bridget's
church. He was followed to his last resting place by a large concourse
of relatives and friends.
From Ontario County Journal 4 June 1915
The death of John O'Leary occurred at his home on North
Pearl street on Monday morning at 6 o'clock. Deceased suffered a stroke
of paralysis on Saturday from which he never rallied. He was born in
Cork, Ireland, 68 years ago and when three years of age settled with
his parents in East Bloomfield. When a young man he became a resident
of Canandaigua, engaging in the grocery and liquor trade, and later in
the undertaking business. Mr. O'Leary was the first president of the C.
M. B. A., which was organized here over 25 years ago. He was also a
member of the Knights of Columbus. The funeral services were held at
St. Mary's church on Wednesday morning. Solemn requiem mass was
celebrated by Rt. Rev. J. W. Hendrick, of Ovid, with Rev. James T.
Dougherty as deacon, Rev. P. A. Neville of East Bloomfield, as
subdeacon and Rev. Daniel Quigley of Seneca Falls, as master of
ceremonies. A delegation of Knights of Columbus served as escort from
the home to the church and then to Calvary cemetery. There survive his
wife; two sons, Dr. W. J. O'Leary and Dr. J. G. O'Leary of Kingston;
and a daughter, Mrs. P. M. Donovan of Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Journal 1 January 1915
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral of Katherine Sweeney O'Leary was
held from St. Bridget's church on Wednesday morning, conducted by Rev.
P. A. Neville and interment was made in the Catholic cemetery. Her
death occurred at the family home on Saturday, after a year's illness,
at the age of 80 years. She is survived by two daughters, the Misses
Margaret and Katherine O'Leary, who are at home; three sons, John, also
of this town, William of Schenectady; and Augustine of New York. She is
also survived by two brothers, William Sweeney of Rochester, and
Patrick Sweeney of Holley.
From Ontario County Journal 13 July 1883
Died in Jail - Patrick O'Leary was arrested for drunkenness on the
night of Tuesday, the third inst., and on Friday, the sixth, died in
jail of delirium tremens, as is supposed. The circumstances,
substantially as related to us, are as follows: Night patrolman Doyle
was approached Tuesday night by two children, who informed him that a
man was lying in the ditch on Phelps street, apparently drunk, and they
feared he would be drowned if he was not cared for. Officer Doyle
children to the place indicated and found the man, but he was then
out of the ditch, lying upon the ground. The officer conducted the
man to the lockup, and on the morning of the 4th, Police Justice
committed him to jail for twenty days in default of the payment of a
fine of $5. On Friday morning the prisoner appeared ill, with
indications of delirium tremens, and Sheriff Peck summoned a physician.
Prescribed remedies were administered, which did not seem to afford
The physician was again summoned in the evening, and all done that
be, but the patient died at about midnight. It is stated that O'Leary
had been drinking to excess for some time. His age was about thirty-two
years. We give the above facts on what we deem trustworthy information,
and not as a result of our own personal investigation.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 September 1905
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - At a late hour Sunday night occurred the
death of Patrick O'Leary, at the Memorial Hospital at
Canandaigua, where he had been taken in order that his days might be
made as comfortable as possible. Mr. O'Leary was one of the respected
Irish citizens of this place. He was 70 years of age. His wife and one
son, Patrick O'Leary, of Buffalo, survive him, also three brothers,
Dennis, of this place, John of Canandaigua, and Michael of Penn Yan,
and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hoolihan, of Rochester, and Mrs. Margaret
Sweeney of Victor.
From Victor Herald 6 March 1903
Aaron Olmstead died at his late home Thursday, February 26, aged
83 years and three months. Mr. Olmstead had been in feeble health for
several years, but until about two weeks before his death, he was able
to be around the neighborhood. When taken with the grip, he failed
rapidly until his death. He had always been a hard-working man and a
good neighbor. Funeral services were held from the house, Saturday,
Rev. N. W. Bates officiating. Burial at West Bloomfield.
From Ontario County Journal 9 October 1903
Cheshire, N. Y. - Mrs. Anna Isabell Olmstead, wife of Frank
Olmstead, died at a Rochester hospital on Friday evening, aged 42
years. Mrs. Olmstead had been a great sufferer for several years. She
is survived by her husband; one daughter, Miss Gertrude Olmstead; one
son, Master Howard Olmstead; and an aged father and mother, Mr. and
Mrs. Peter Gunther, all of this place. The funeral services were held
from the church on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. Lewis T. Reed,
of Canandaigua, officiating. The interment was in Pine Bank cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 5 November 1915
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Betsy Olmstead died at the home of her son, Charles Olmstead, on Oct. 29.
Death was due to injuries received a few days previous by falling down
stairs. Mrs. Olmstead was born in Bristol in April, 1819, being at the
time of her death 96 years and 6 months old. She was married to Edward
Olmstead in 1839 and lived in Richmond until the death of her husband
in 1888, after which she came to West Bloomfield, where she had since
resided. She leaves five sons, George Olmstead, of this village; Henry
of Bristol; James and Charles of Richmond, and Fred of Dayton, Ohio;
and one daughter, Mrs. Augusta Wright of this village, with whom she
lived; one brother in Illinois; 20 grandchildren; 30
great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral
services were held from the home of her daughter on Sunday afternoon,
Rev. Webster officiating. Interment was made in the Rural cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 December 1904
Rushville, N. Y. - The death of Charles Olmstead occurred
Thursday evening at 9:30 at his home two miles south of this village,
after an illness of only three weeks of general debility. He was born
in Cayuga county and came to this place when a young man. He married
Miss Theresa Putney in the house where he died and where he has lived
for so many years. His wife died eight years ago, since which time he
has been cared for by his daughter.
From Ontario County Journal 1 October 1909
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - On Monday occurred the death of Charles
a highly respected citizen of East Bloomfield. Mr.
Olmstead was 88 years of age at the time of his death, having come to
this town from Hartford, Conn., about 60 years ago. The funeral was
held on Thursday afternoon. He is survived by his wife and seven sons,
Charles of Willard; Diedrick of Ilion; William of St. Louis; Frank,
John and Chester of East Bloomfield; Nathan of Binghamton, and two
daughters, Mrs. Ida Egbert of Binghamton, and Mrs. Sarah Borum of
From Ontario County Times 28 March 1888
Mrs. Content L. H. Olmstead, born July 4, 1793, died March 15,
1888. For about twenty-five years she lived with her son in the town of
West Bloomfield where she died. She leaves three children, eighteen
grandchildren, as many great-grandchildren and two
great-great-grandchildren. All but two of the grandchildren with their
families live in Ontario County. Until a week before she died, she had
been remarkably strong and active for one so old. She never wore
glasses but was able to recognize people to the last.
From Ontario County Times 11 January 1888
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Mr. Edward Olmstead, of Richmond
Center, died at his home on Saturday evening, after a brief illness.
The funeral will take place at his late home at 10 a.m. tomorrow,
January 10. His remains will be taken to West Bloomfield for interment.
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 13 January 1869
Mr. Enos Olmstead was fatally injured on Thursday, Dec. 31st,
at Castleton, where he resided. He was driving a team and sleigh
through a gate, when some boys jumped on the sleigh, frightening the
team, so that they threw him violently against the gate post,
fracturing his skull and tearing out one of his ears. He died last
From Ontario County Journal 13 January 1888
Honeoye, N. Y. - Mr. Frederick Olmstead, aged 74,
died at his home at Richmond Center Saturday night. The funeral was
held Tuesday A. M. The remains were taken to West Bloomfield for burial.
From Ontario County Journal 4 October 1901
Rushville, N. Y. - George Olmstead died at the hospital in
Canandaigua on Sunday afternoon, aged 34 years. Mr. Olmstead had been a
great sufferer and went to the hospital about two weeks ago for an
operation. He conducted a barber shop in this place for several years
and had many friends. He is survived by a wife and five children; also
his father, Charles Olmstead, of this place; four sisters, Mrs. Charles
Foster of Montana; Mrs. Ira Focter and Mrs. W. Gillette, of this place;
and Mrs. Myron Washburn of Williamsport, Pa.; and two brothers, Frank
of Cheshire and Lewis of Middlesex. The funeral, which was largely
attended, was held in the Congregational church Tuesday afternoon and
was in charge of the Masonic Order, of which he was a member. Interment
was in Rushville cemetery.
From Livonia Gazette 13 January 1933
James J. Olmstead, one of the oldest and best-respected
in the town of Richmond, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the age of 83 years.
Mr. Olmstead had never been sick until his last illness. Though far
advanced in years, he had the use of his faculties
in a remarkable degree and enjoyed going to church and helping to
support it in any way called upon. The last year his sight had not been
so good. We have lost a good friend who will be remembered by young and
old, as he was popular with both. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary
J. Olmstead; a daughter, Miss Hazel Olmstead of New York; a son,
Maurice H. Olmstead; and two granddaughters, Jean and Carolyn, all of
Syracuse; a sister, Cora Wright of West Bloomfield, and three brothers,
Henry of Bristol, Charles of Richmond and Fred of Dayton, Ohio. Funeral
services were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home, the
Rev. G. H. Nelson officiating. Interment was made in Baptist Hill
From Ontario County Journal 8 September 1899
Phelps, N. Y. - John Olmstead, a prominent citizen and prosperous
farmer, died at his home about 2 1/2 miles northwest of the village,
last Tuesday night of old age, in his 83d year. An aged wife and five
sons and three daughters survive him. The funeral services will be held
From Lima Recorder 13 January 1933
Mrs. Mary Allen Olmstead passed away at her home at Richmond Center
at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, after a brief illness of pneumonia following
flu. Mrs. Olmstead was born on the old Allen homestead at Honeoye. She
is survived by her husband, Chas. Olmstead; a daughter, Bertha, who
lived at home; two sons, Edward of Cheshire and Raymond of Richmond
Center; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Henby of California and
Dr. Edyth Allen of Rochester. The funeral was held from the home at 2
p.m. on Tuesday, the Rev. J. E. Sweet, pastor of the Congregational
church, officiating. Interment was in Richmond Center Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 18 May 1900
Phelps, N. Y. - Samuel Olmstead, aged 57 years, living two
miles south of this village, committed suicide yesterday morning
by hanging himself in one of his barns. Recent queer transactions would
seem to indicate that Olmstead was insane. He leaves a wife, a son and
From Ontario County Journal 13 July 1894
Rushville, N. Y. - On Saturday morning occurred the death of Theresa
wife of Deacon Chas. Olmstead, aged 73 years. Mrs.
Olmstead was the oldest survivor of the family of Jed Putney, a pioneer
settler of Potter, and died in the house in which she was born and had
always lived. Three sons, Lewis of Middlesex, George of Rushville, and
Frank of Cheshire, together with four daughters, Mrs. Chas. Foster of
Kansas, Mrs. Ira Foster, Mrs. M. E. Washburn and Mrs. W. W. Gillett of
Rushville, survive her. The deceased was a diligent worker in the
Congregational church of this place, and the large concourse of friends
and relatives who assembled there at the funeral obsequies on Monday
afternoon bespoke the esteem in which she was held.
From Ontario County Chronicle 9 July 1902
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Cynthia Olney, wife of John Olney, one of the
almost lifelong residents of Victor, died suddenly at her home on
Coville street in this village Thursday evening. She had been about the
house during the day at her usual work, and had retired as usual about
9 o'clock. Her husband, awaking a couple of hours later, found that
during that period she had quietly passed away. Mrs. Olney was 69 years
of age. She was the oldest daughter of the late Seymour Ketchum, who
was a widely known resident of that part of the State. She is survived
by a husband and two sisters, Miss Mary Ketchum and Miss Angeline
Ketchum, of Perinton.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 5 November 1938
Naples, N. Y. - Omar A. Olney, 78, died yesterday. He was a charter
member of Ingleside Grange and a member of the Ingleside Christian
Church. He leaves his widow, Eunice; a son, the Rev. Harvey Olney,
Buffalo; two daughters, Mrs. Walter Thompson of Richfield Springs, Mrs.
Howard Burke, Ingleside; three brothers, E. Barton Olney, Naples,
Cadmus and Kent of Prattsburgh; four sisters, Mrs. Jennie Lincoln, Dansville, Mrs. Esther
Drake, Mrs. Stella Johnson, Ingleside, and Mrs. Prudence Merritt,
Prattsburgh. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday in
the Methodist Episcopal church here, with burial in Rose Ridge cemetery.
From Ontario Repository and Messenger 6 September 1876
A man named Thomas O'Loughlin, an Irishman, employed as a
track hand by the Northern Central Railroad Company, was so badly
injured about eight o'clock last Tuesday morning, near Stanley Corners,
that he died soon after. He was on a hand car attached to the local
freight train going north. When the train started, it is supposed he
grasped the handles for support, and that these, moving too rapidly for
him, threw him off. He was struck in the mouth by a handle, and when he
fell, a gravel stone or spike broke his skull. He was unconscious from
the first, and died in about three hours. He had a family of a wife and
several children. His remains were brought to this village for
From Geneva Daily Times 21 July 1900
August Olschiwicke died at the family residence, 45 North Wadsworth
street, yesterday afternoon aged 49 years. He is survived by a wife and
several small children. The cause of death was a stroke of paralysis.
Mr. Olschiwicke had been ill for three years. The funeral will take
place from the house at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, Rev. Mr. Koch,
pastor of the German Evangelical church, officiating, Interment will be
in Glenwood Cemetery.
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