"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 Wade.

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 Corners 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 Patrick 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 cemetery.

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 at her home east 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 resided north of this 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 Canandaigua.

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 Weedsport.

From Geneva Daily Times 21 September 1906

John O'Brien
, 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 morning 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 Monday morning.

From Geneva Daily Times 3 April 1908

The funeral of John O'Brien will take place tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock from his late residence, No. 232 William street, and at 9:30 o'clock 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 this place, which occurred 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 dull the memory, there will ever be one vacant chair, one missing voice, that 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 daughters.

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 respected and 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 of the 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 until the year of 1899. At that time he became a traveling salesman for the Lisk Manufacturing Co., of Canandaigua. He remained in this position for 12 years and was one of the most successful men employed by the Co. About five years ago he became a dealer in horses with headquarters in Shortsville and also conducted a large farm in the town of Hopewell. Failing health necessitated 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 service at St. Dominic's church, of which the deceased was a member. The interment 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 June 1904

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 O'Brien, 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 interment.

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 deceased is 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 church 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 ago, he could do as big a day's work as any young farm hand. When the infirmities 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 Rushville, 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 League 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 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Minnie Cavan, in Canandaigua, Monday, May 23rd. Her remains were brought to Naples Thursday . Interment in Rose Ridge.

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 cemetery.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 25 December 1907

Victor, N. Y. - 
The death of Mrs. Ann O'Connor occurred at her home west 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. J.

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 cemetery.

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 Saturday.

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 afternoon 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 had been an invalid 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 Pine Bank Cemetery

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 underneath 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 brother, 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 of Manchester.

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 corresponding effect.

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 November 1902 

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.

The 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.

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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 at Canandaigua.

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 at Stanley.

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 there he contracted pneumonia, which resulted in his death. His survivors are his widow, who lives on the Oldacre homestead near Five Points, three daughters, Mrs. Fred Brignall, Mrs. Benjamin Benge, and Miss Alice Oldacre, and one son, Clayton Oldacre, all of Phelps. He also leaves three brothers, John, Andrew and James Oldacre, and one sister, Mrs. Edward Steele. The remains will be brought to Phelps for burial. The funeral will be held Wednesday.

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 accompanied the 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 Gooding 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 relief. The physician was again summoned in the evening, and all done that could 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 Olmstead, 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 Garrison.

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 Wednesday.

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 residents 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 Cemetery.

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 this afternoon.

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 a daughter.

From Ontario County Journal 13 July 1894

Rushville, N. Y. -
On Saturday morning occurred the death of Theresa Olmstead, 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 interment.

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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