"Park" through "Parm" Obituaries



From Victor Herald 25 October 1901

South Bloomfield, N. Y. -
At the home of William Seymour, last Thursday p.m., occurred the death of Alfred Park, aged eighty-five years. Mr. Park had been quite feeble for a number of years and of late has been a great sufferer. This neighborhood has been his home during his long life and he has been much respected by all. He leaves four children, Alphonso Park of Bristol; Mrs. Ursula Gaines of Jackson, Mich.; Mrs. R. O. Case of Allens Hill, and Mrs. William Seymour, at whose home Mr. Park has received the kindest of care during his failing years. The funeral was held on Saturday, the Rev. F. F. Buckner of Bristol, officiating. Burial at the Lee cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 10 October 1912

Canandaigua, N. Y., Oct. 9 -
At the home of his father, S W. Park, on the Hickox road, near this village, occurred the death last night of Fred E. Park, a resident of Flint Creek. He was 40 years of age and leaves a wife, two sons, Edwin and Myron Park; and two daughters, Mabel and Ruth, all of whom reside at home. The funeral will be held from the home of S. W. Park Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock and interment will be made in Woodlawn Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 18 October 1889

Bristol, N. Y. - George Park, after a short illness of typhoid fever, died Friday evening, Oct. 11th, aged 32 years. The funeral services were held from his late residence Monday afternoon.



From Geneva Daily Times 22 April 1905

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Hannah B. Wheeler Park,
an aged resident of this town, died Thursday at her home on the Bristol road, a few miles from this village. Mrs. Park was eighty-eight years of age, and death was due to the infirmities of old age. She was the widow of the late Myron Park, and leaves as survivors one son, Henry O. Park, and two daughters, Miss Mary U. Park and Miss Ellen M. Park, all of Canandaigua. The funeral will be held on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the late residence. Rev. J. Scott Ebersole of the Baptist church will conduct the services and the burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery in this village.



From Geneva Daily Times 22 October 1943

Canandaigua, N. Y. -  Mrs. Lucy P. Park,
85, died here yesterday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Saxton, 543 South Main street. She was born in East Bloomfield and for 21 years was dining room stewardess at the Clifton Springs Sanitarium. She was the widow of George A. Park who died many years ago. For 20 years she had resided here with her daughter, who is the only survivor. Private funeral survived will be held Saturday afternoon with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol.



From Geneva Gazette 24 February 1871

Another Old Citizen Gone -
Seneca, Feb. 20, 1871 - Editor Geneva Courier:  Seneca is called again to mourn the loss of one of her best citizens.  Mr. Russell Park died Feb. 11th, after a very brief illness.  He left home on Wednesday, Feb. 1st, in perfect health, went to Gorham Station to meet a friend, conversed cheerfully with several persons on the way, was taken suddenly with apoplexy, and was found in an insensible condition in his wagon near the depot.  He was taken to the home of Mr. M. D. Lawrence, where he received every possible care from physicians and friends.  He was completely paralyzed through his right side.  He lingered in a semi-conscious state for ten days, and then passed away.  Mr. Park was born Sept. 14, 1804, on the farm where he has spent his whole life.  He has always been a generous and obliging husband and neighbor, a kind and affectionate man.  We shall miss him and a strictly honest man has fallen.  

Thus, Mr. Editor, this part of Seneca has, within a year, lost five of its town citizens, namely:  Melancton S. Read, John Rippey, James Wilson, Lucius Stanley, and Russell Park.  We are admonished:  "Be ye also ready."  Courier



From Geneva Daily Times 13 January 1908

Mrs. Grace Ann Parke,
one of the oldest residents of this section of the country, passed away yesterday. She was 98 years old and has been a resident of Seneca ever since she was six years old. She leaves three granddaughters, Mrs. J. B. Rippey, Mrs. C. A. Beattie and Mrs. T. Wilson Hall; two great-grandchildren, Allie and Grace Rippey; and one great-great-grandson, Kingston Rippey. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock and burial will be at No. 9. Rev. A. B. Temple will officiate.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 22 February 1918

Geneva, Feb. 21 -
The death of Mrs. Adeline Parker, aged 74 years, of Oaks Corners, occurred this morning at her home. She is survived by two sons and one daughter, Seymour Eighmy and Charles Parker of Oaks Corners and Mrs. Hannah Rocklander, also of Oaks Corners. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home. Rev. Bradley Sayre, of Fayette will officiate and interment will be made in Salisbury cemetery at Oaks Corners.



From Ontario County Journal 21 July 1899

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Ann Eliza Parker,
widow of the late Chauncey Parker, died last week Tuesday evening, aged 84 years. She had broken her hip a few days previous, which was the cause of death. She leaves a son, Daniel Parker, and daughter, Mrs. Sylvester Griswold, both of Naples.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 11 April 1877

On Sunday, the 8th inst., Mrs. Averline Parker, aged about 79 years, residing with Mr. A. S. Lincoln, on Main street, met with a fatal accident. While descending a flight of stairs, she was overcome by an attack of dizziness, and fell headlong to the bottom, breaking her neck.



From The Shortsville Enterprise, November 2, 1889, Vol. 7, No. 44, page 3.

Benjamin Parker, father of Mr. John C. Parker of this town, died at his home in Belden, Mich., on Monday last, aged 67 years. The remains were brought to his son's home, from which the funeral services took place yesterday. The interment was in the Palmyra cemetery. The deceased was for many years prior to his removal to Michigan, a resident of district No. 1. A widow, one son and two daughters survive him. His sister, Miss Rhoda Parker, resides in Palmyra.

The Shortsville Enterprise, November 9, 1889, Vol. 7, No. 44, page 3.

We briefly referred in our last issue to the death of Benjamin Parker, which occurred at his home in Belding, Mich., on Sunday evening, October 28th last. We have been furnished with a copy of the Belding Banner, giving an account of  Mr. Parker's last illness and death, and also a sketch of his life. As the deceased was born in Manchester and resided there for many years, the following from the Banner will be read with deep interest by the many old acquaintances of the deceased in this town:

"We are again called upon this week to chronicle another death, which sad news startled the community last Sunday night, when it was announced that Benjamin Park was dead. A week ago last Monday, he went out to his son-in-law's M. B. Divine's farm, in full strength and vigor, assisting in some work about the place, working with his coat off, and, no doubt, contracted a severe cold. On returning home at night after caring for his horse he laid down on the couch, telling Mrs. Parker he felt as though he was bout to have a chill and thought best to go to bed, which he did, but grew worse, although remedies which his wife had in the house were administered to him in the hopes of breaking it up. Tuesday morning his symptoms becomingly alarming. Dr. Martin, of Greenville, was called and found him suffering from pneumonia, but the firm grip which the disease held would not yield to his skill, although in almost constant attendance till he passed away Sunday night at eight o'clock, having been sick just six days. "Verily, in the midst of life we are in death."

Benjamin A. Parker was born in Manchester, N.Y., Jan. 14, 1823. He married Eliza A. Edmonston in 1845, and removed from Palmyra, N.Y., to Belding in 1875. He was a man of good business attainments and of sterling integrity. For several years he was the senior member of the banking firm of Parker & Divine. He had acquired a competency, and was spending the evening of his days in the midst of his family and among friends who prized him for his social qualities and enjoyed his companionship. He leaves, besides his wife, one son, John C. Parker, of Palmyra, N.Y., and two daughters, Mrs. J. T. Angel and Mrs. M. B. Divine, of this place. The funeral services occurred at the house Wednesday afternoon, Rev. D. E. Millard, of Portland, preaching a short sermon from Lam 3-20: "My soul hath thine still in remembrance;" a large number of his neighbors and friends being in attendance, many of them members of the Washington Club, to which society he belonged. His remains were taken to Palmyra, his old home, for burial, accompanied by Mrs. Parker and Mr. and Mrs. Divine.

Thanks to Martha McGill for this donation.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 August 1927

Oaks Corners, N. Y. -
The death of Charles William Parker, aged sixty-six years, occurred at his home at Oaks Corners at 5 o'clock this morning  following a long illness. He is survived by seven sons, Charles E. Parker of Geneva; Frank Lyman Parker of Oaks Corners; Herbert M. Parker of Oaks Corners, William Arthur Parker of Akron, Ohio; Fred Burtis Parker of Willard; Lewis Avery Parker of Rochester; Elmer Ray Parker of Warren, Pa., and one daughter, Mrs. Leo Vaness of Waterloo; one brother, Seymour Eighmey of Plymouth, Michigan. The funeral will be held at 3:30 o'clock on Tuesday from his late home, with Rev. Ward B. Fishington officiating. Interment will be in Salisbury cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 September 1903

Mrs. Clarissa J. Parker,
widow of the late Giles Parker, died Sunday night at the family home, No. 212 Castle street, aged 60 years. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 24 February 1888

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Collins Parker, aged 75 years, departed this life at the residence of her son-in-law, Lawton Wilcox, last Sunday evening. Funeral services were held on Wednesday.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 10 November 1928

East Bloomfield, Nov 9 -- Mrs. Elizabeth Parker, 89, widow of Oscar E. Parker, died here today. She was born in Adams Basin on January 3, 1839. She was the oldest communicant of the local Congregational Church. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William E. Adams and Mrs. H. T. Parsons. Funeral from the home Sunday at 3 o'clock.



From Ontario County Journal 15 September 1911

Emory W. Parker,
one of the best-known men in this section, died at his fine country home on the Geneva turnpike, in Hopewell, at 11 o'clock on Tuesday morning, following a brief illness from a complication of heart and lung troubles. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. A. L. Densmore of Valois, a former pastor at Emory chapel, at 11 o'clock today, and interment will be in Sand Hill cemetery. Mr. Parker was born at Townsendville, Aug. 19, 1838, but had resided in Hopewell since two years of age. In 1865 he married Katherine Lewis, who with one son, Charles H. Parker of Detroit, survives. Aside from three years spent in mercantile business with a brother at Port Gibson, he had always engaged in farming. Mr. Parker was a member of Hopewell Grange. He was a congenial man and enjoyed an extensive acquaintance.



From Geneva Gazette 22 February 1878

Frances M.,
wife of Giles Parker, and daughter of the late John Peak, died on Friday evening last, in the 51st year of her age. She had been an invalid for several years, and it seemed evident to her family, her friends and attending physicians that she was the subject of a malady that might terminate fatally any day.  Nevertheless, when the death stroke fell, it came with startling and shocking suddenness.  On Thursday she was enabled to give attention to household duties -- the same evening to go upon an errand to one of our stores, and returning appeared unusually well and cheerful, retiring about ten o'clock. At about two o'clock in the morning she quietly arose so as not to disturb her sleeping husband and sat up the rest of the night. At about seven o'clock, when Mr. P. arose, he found her sitting at the stove and in response to her anxious inquiry as to her condition, she replied that she "felt sick all over," and they were the last words she ever uttered. A few minutes afterwards she was stricken with paralysis of the brain, producing unconsciousness and speechlessness, in which condition she lingered till twenty minutes before eleven o'clock, when she breathed her last.

The deceased was a model wife and a sympathizing friend and neighbor.  Her hands were ever ready for help to the needy and distressed, and she took a zealous part in aid of Church work so long as strength enabled her to assist.  She lived and died childless, and the wealth of her affections were centered upon a devoted husband, shared also by an adopted son taken in infancy to her heart and home, who are almost inconsolable over their bereavement.  Her married life extended over a period of nearly thirty years, and no one of her sex ever more faithfully, unselfishly and affectionately filled the station of man's domestic companion.  The funeral of Mrs. P. took place on Monday last from St. Peter's Church, of which she was a devout communicant, attended by a large gathering of bereaved mourners and and sympathizing friends.  The remains were placed in the receiving vault at Glenwood till a more fitting season for final sepulcher.



From Geneva Daily Times 28 January 1909

Francis M. Parker,
aged 70 years, died yesterday at his home, No. 643 South Exchange street. The deceased has been a resident of this city for about eight years and was employed at the Geneva Wagon Works. He was a member of the G. A. R., having fought in the battle of Gettysburg. He leaves a widow, one daughter, Mrs. Minnie Cronan of Waterloo; three sons, Harry, Allen and Guy Parker, all of Waterloo; and one sister, Mrs. Harriet Benjamin of this city. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the house. Rev. W. K. Towner, pastor of the Baptist church, will officiate and burial will be in the soldiers' plot in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 March 1908

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Gideon C. Parker
died suddenly at his home on the Caulkins farm in Naples on Wednesday night. Mr. Parker was born in Brooklyn 51 years ago and came to live with his aunt, Mrs. Sarah L. Caulkins, at the age of five years. He has spent the remainder of his life with the Caulkins family, where he was reared as a son. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Jane B. Parker, and sister, Mrs. Wallastine Terry of Atchison, Kansas, also his cousins with whom he lived. Mrs. Marynette Conley of this village is a cousin. The funeral services will be held tomorrow and burial will be made in Rose Ridge Cemetery, Naples. Rev. C. C. McLean will officiate.



From Geneva Advertiser 11 November 1902

Giles Parker
died at his home on Castle street last Friday evening, November 7, 1902, very suddenly.  He had been about the streets all day as usual, and in the evening called on his next-door neighbors, Mrs. Bennett and her daughter, who lives in the Crawford house.  At a little before nine o'clock, he returned to his home, and sat down in an easy chair.  Five minutes later his wife saw his head fall backward, and when she went to assist him and called his name, he did not respond. Dr. Jennings was immediately summoned, but he was beyond all earthly help.  He had passed away without a moment's warning or a moment's pain.  Giles Parker was the fourth son of Giles and Amanda Parker.  He was born in Geneva April 6, 1825, consequently was 77 years and 5 months old.  He had not been in good health for three years, his heart being effected, but he was not considered to be in a dangerous condition. His death was like that of his three oldest brothers, Ira, John T., and Stephen H.; sudden and painless.  Of the family of eight children but three now survive, Charles C. of Dunkirk, Edgar of Geneva, and one sister, Mrs. Geo. W. Hiler of Grand Haven, Mich.  Giles Parker was twice married.  His first wife was Frances M. Peak, sister of Mrs. A. B. Morrison.  His second wife was Clara J. Winter, who survives him, and she is in poor health.  He had no children by either but cared for two adopted children, both boys.  Giles Parker was always a hard-working man, and was strictly honest.  He was saving in his habits, and had enough to support himself by practicing close economy. The sympathies of the public for his sick wife are genuine and earnest.

As a matter of history, and to note the changes that have taken place in Geneva during the last forty-odd years, we think it quite interesting to say the male descendants of Giles Parker, Sr., numbered in all, including the senior, 32.  Of this number only one now resides in Geneva.  There are twenty living but they are widely scattered between Oskosh in the west and New York in the east, and but two of these are here to attend the funeral this afternoon at two o'clock.



From Ontario County Journal 9 February 1917

Allen's Hill, N. Y. - 
At the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred G. Davis, near Honeoye, on Feb. 5, occurred the death of Mrs. Helen Carpenter Parker, aged 83 years and 11 months. She was born in Middlesex, Yates county, and was the widow of Walter Parker, who died 16 years ago. She leaves three sons and three daughters, Clark S. and Charles Parker, of Naples; Frank, of Honeoye; Mrs. Deforest Horton of Honeoye; Mrs. Ida Thomas, of Canandaigua; also eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. O. L. Simmons of Canandaigua. The funeral was held at the home of Mrs. Fred Davis on Wednesday with interment at Woodlawn cemetery, Canandaigua, yesterday. Rev. Finlay officiated.



From Geneva Daily Times 24 December 1907

Naples, N. Y. -
The burial of Homer B. Parker took place Sunday from his home in West Hollow. He was past three score and was born near where he died, the oldest of David Parker, a prominent resident of that section, sixty years ago. He was a Civil War veteran, and served creditably. For a few years past he had been engaged in business to some extent with his son, H. B. Parker, Jr. in Rochester. He leaves also his wife and several daughters, of whom the best known is Mrs. Thomas Hewitt of "Walterita," a prominent watering place on the west shore of Canandaigua lake.



From Ontario County Journal 3 October 1890

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Died, Friday, Sept. 26, Mrs. James Parker, aged 46 years. Funeral services were held on Sunday, at the late residence of the deceased, and was largely attended by relatives and friends. Services were conducted by Rev. C. C. Johnson.



From Ontario County Journal 5 January 1912

Last week Thursday, occurred the death of John Parker, aged 82 years. He was born in Wednesbury, Eng. and came to this village 18 years ago, since then has been a resident here. Mr. Parker had been failing in health for some time, but up to Christmas, his condition was not considered serious. He was taken to Memorial Hospital Tuesday and underwent an operation, after which he remained unconscious to the end. He is survived by three sons, Charles, Samuel and James, of England; three daughters, Mrs. Peter W. Cowan and Mrs. Stephen McPadden of this village and Mrs. Frank M. Ryan of Natick, Mass. The funeral was held from St. Mary's church on Monday, Rev. Jas. T. Dougherty officiating. Interment was in Calvary cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 22 January 1904

On Sunday, at his home in Port Gibson, occurred the death of John W. Parker, suddenly from heart failure. Mr. Parker lacked but 6 days of being 69 years of age. He was born at Pike, Wyoming county, and in early manhood taught school. He settled in Port Gibson in 1860 and conducted a mercantile business. He was a Republican in politics and was postmaster for many years. He served as justice of the peace for 22 years and justice of sessions for four terms. Mr. Parker enjoyed a wide acquaintance throughout the county. He was identified with the best interests of his own community and was a member of the Methodist church. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Miss Ada B. Parker; and one brother, E. W. Parker of Hopewell. The funeral was held from the Methodist church on Tuesday afternoon.



From Naples Record 13 September 1939

M. Lafayette Parker,
64, passed away at his home on Saturday, September 2, following a brief illness. "Lafe" was born on March 30, 1875, a son of William and Rowena Parker, and lived the most of his life where he died. He was a splendid neighbor with many friends. He leaves two daughters; one brother, W. Bert Parker; and one sister, Mrs. John P. Coons of Naples. One sister, Mrs. F. B. Ingraham, passed away in December, 1938. The funeral was held on September 5 from St. Mary's church in Canandaigua. Burial was made in Canandaigua.



From Ontario County Journal 19 April 1901

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Margaret Parker,
widow of Benjamin Parker, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Wheeler, on April 11. Mrs. Parker had been in failing health for some time past. She was born in Mohawk 75 years ago and came to Bristol at the age of seven years. She had resided in this town nearly 50 years. Mrs. Parker was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends. The surviving members of the family are two daughters, Mrs. Robert Wheeler and Mrs. William Lincoln of Hopewell; two sons, Frank and Harlow of Bay City, Michigan; and two brothers, Erastus Carroll of Trout Creek, Michigan, and Sandford Carroll of Bay City, Michigan. The funeral was held from the home of Robert Wheeler on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. W. D. Robinson officiating.



From Geneva Daily Times 9 June 1909

Mary B. Parker
died yesterday at the Church Home on Pulteney street. She was 82 years old. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock from the Home. Rev. C. M. Sills will officiate and burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Naples Record 22 February 1928
 
At about 7 o'clock this morning, February 22d, occurred the death of Mrs. Roena J. Parker, aged nearly 89 years, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John P. Coons, in Gulick, town of South Bristol. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Johnson and was born in South Bristol in April, 1839. About 1860 she was united in marriage to William Parker, whose death occurred on October 4th, 1912. She was always an energetic woman and took an active interest in community affairs as long as her age and health permitted. Mrs. Parker is survived by two sons, Bert Parker, of Naples, and Nathan Parker of Rushville; two daughters, Mrs. John P. Coons of South Bristol, and Mrs. Frank B. Ingraham of South Bristol, who is spending the winter at Excelsior Springs, Mo.; and by one sister, Mrs. Adell Powell of South Bristol. Another sister, Mrs. Margaret Morgan, of Academy, town of Canandaigua, died on February 2d of this year at the age of 93 years.



From Ontario County Journal 14 March 1879

Died in Hopewell, March 6th, 1879, Rev. Samuel Parker, aged about 82 years. Mr. Parker's wife and six children survive him -- J. W. Parker of Port Gibson, N. Y.; E. W. Parker of Hopewell; S. W. Parker of Livonia; Mrs. C. S. Hawks of Phelps; and R. F. and Lewis Parker of Westfield, Mass.



From Geneva Daily Times 24 July 1909

Samuel D. Parker
of Oaks Corners, aged 79 years, died at his late home in that village at 3:30 o'clock this morning, the cause of death being a complication of heart trouble and Bright's disease. Deceased was born in Albany, but has resided in Oaks Corners for the (text missing) . . . wife; one daughter, Mrs. Hannah Rottlander of Waterloo; one son, Charles Parker of Oaks Corners; and two sisters, Mrs. Scooner of Lyons and Mrs. Sarah Rexmer of Port Byron. The funeral will be held from the late residence next Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. W. W. Weller, officiating. Interment in Salisbury Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 31 March 1926

Mrs. Sarah A. Parker,
aged 70 years, wife of Charles W. Parker, died at her home on the Carter Road this morning at 4:30 o'clock after an illness of one week. Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Leo VanNess of Waterloo; seven sons, Edward Parker of Geneva, Frank of Oaks Corners, William of Cleveland, Ohio, Frederick and Elmer of Willard, Lewis of Rochester and Herbert at home; one brother, W. J. Wood, Rochester; one sister Mrs. Robert Spars. Collingswood, N. J. The funeral services will be held from her late residence on Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock with Dr. F. M. Weston, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment will be made in Salisbury Cemetery at Oaks Corners.



From Ontario County Chronicle 30 October 1901

Stephen H. Parker
, died in Geneva, Friday afternoon, aged 79 years. The deceased was attending the funeral of E. D. Colvin and had just taken a last look at the remains of his friend, when he was stricken with heart trouble and died instantly. Mr. Parker was a venerable newspaper publisher, and was one of the best known editors in the State. He retired from the work of publishing the Geneva Gazette on July 1, last, a position which he has filled with signal ability for about 53 years. He was a prominent Democrat and has held a number of positions of trust. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity and one of the oldest members of Geneva Commandery 29, K. of T. Mr. Parker was also president of the New York State Democratic Editors Association, to which position he was elected at the meeting held at Asbury Park last summer. He was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal church and for a number of years a member of the vestry. Mr. Parker was twice married and is survived by his widow and six children; William C. Parker, Stephen D. Parker, of New York and Mrs. D. F. Atwood of Geneva; children by his first wife; and Miss Florence J. Parker of Geneva, Mrs. Thomas B. Foster of Buffalo, and Evans Parker, by his second wife; also three brothers, Edgar Parker and Giles Parker of Geneva, and Charles Parker of Dunkirk.



From "Buffalo Medical Journal, Volume 59." 1904.

Dr. SYLVANUS E. PARKER, of Naples, N.Y., died at his home April 4, 1904, aged 53 years. He graduated at the University of Buffalo in 1877. [page 702]

Thanks to Martha Magill for this contribution.



From Ontario County Journal 10 May 1901

Walter D. Parker died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James B. Thomas, in this town, on Friday, aged 73 years. Ten weeks ago Mr. Parker suffered a stroke of paralysis at the home of his son, Charles S. Parker, in Penfield. He was brought to his daughter's home three weeks ago. With the exception of five years lived in Penfield, he had spent his life in this town. The surviving members of his family are a wife, four daughters, Mrs. DeForest Horton, Mrs. James B. Thomas, Mrs. Eugene Pierce, Mrs. Fred G. Davis, of this town; three sons, Charles S. Parker of Penfield, Frank B. Parker of Palmyra, and Charles H. Parker of this town; three sisters and a brother. The funeral was held from the Thomas home on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. H. Wyse Jones officiating. Interment was made at Woodlawn cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 8 August 1884

North Bloomfield, N. Y. - William Parker
died at his home last Saturday morning, aged seventy-seven years. He had been ailing several years. A difficulty in breathing and heart disease seemed to be the main troubles. Last Friday he had a stroke of paralysis. He was one of the old residents, having been born in this vicinity. He was a very plain, old-fashioned farmer, generally in good health, and was physically a powerful man. One by one the old Parker family have gone and Charles is the only brother left.



From Ontario County Chronicle 17 April 1901

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - At the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Wheeler, last Thursday occurred the death of Mrs. Margaret Parkes, aged 76 years. She leaves two sons and two daughters, Frank and Harlow of Bay City, Mich., and Mrs. William Lincoln of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Wheeler of this place; also one brother, E. A. Carrol of Reed City, Mich.



From Ontario County Times 19 May 1880

A very sad accident, which resulted in the death of Mr. Hubbard Parkhurst, a well-known citizen of this place, occurred in the town of Hopewell, about four miles east of this village, on Saturday afternoon last. Mr. Parkhurst had been temporarily stopping with Mr. W. C. Stoddard, his son-in-law, and at the time of the accident was engaged in drawing hay from that gentleman's barn. It seems that there is quite an embankment on the side of the road opposite the barn, and Mr. Parkhurst did not turn the team quick enough, so that one of the forward wheels mounted this embankment, partly tipping the load. The team became frightened at this point and started to run, causing the forward wheel to suddenly drop from the embankment with such force as to precipitate Mr. Parkhurst with great violence head foremost to the ground. A little grandson, who chanced to be near at the time, started after the team, but discovering the body of Mr. Parkhurst lying where he fell, immediately returned and called assistance. Help soon arrived, but Mr. Parkhurst was already dead, and his lifeless body was carried to the home of his grief-stricken daughter, who was completely crushed by the sudden blow. It was found that his chest immediately over the heart was crushed in, probably by coming in contact with the hub of the wheel in his violent fall, and it was thought his neck was broken, but this is not probable. Mr. Parkhurst was the father of a large family of children, of whom Supervisor William L., Mattison L., and a daughter, Mrs. Edward Conkling, live in this village. Mrs. John VanAlstine, another daughter, resides in Nickerson, Kan., and J. Spencer Parkhurst, a son, lives at Indianola, Iowa. He was seventy-four years of age, and had been a highly respected resident of this place a number of years. His funeral services will be attended from the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. W. C. Stoddard, tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock.



From Ontario County Chronicle 24 July 1901

Mattison L. Parkhurst, a highly respected citizen of Canandaigua, died suddenly early Friday morning in New York, aged 55 years. He was employed as store keeper on Blackwell's Island, and was performing his regular duties Thursday when he was stricken with apoplexy, which caused his death. The deceased, although employed away from here continued to make his home in Canandaigua, where his wife and daughter reside. He was one of the best known persons in this village, having for years been a prominent merchant here and been prominently identified with local politics. He was an old line Democrat and was elected trustee of the village and was the choice of the board for the office of president. In the spring of 1886, he was nominated by his party for office of supervisor, and although the township is overwhelmingly Republican, he was elected by a handsome majority, defeating Alex. Davidson, the Republican candidate. In the War of the Rebellion, Mr. Parkhurst was a member of Company E, Twenty-eighth Regt. He was in the battles of Cedar Mountain, Rappahannock, and Chancellorsville. For some years after he retired from the grocery business, he manufactured Parkhurst's baking powder. The remains were brought to Canandaigua on Saturday, and funeral was held from the home of his brother, the Hon. William L. Parkhurst, in Gibson street, on Sunday afternoon. He is survived by a wife and daughter, of Canandaigua, three sisters, Mrs. Warren Stoddard of Chapinville; Mrs. Edward Conklin of Clifton Springs; Mrs. John VanAlstine, Hutchinson, Kan.; and two brothers, J. S. Parkhurst, of Day, Neb., and Hon. W. L. Parkhurst of Canandaigua.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 11 November 1927

Canandaigua, N. Y. -  William L. Parkhurst,
88, died at the Thompson Memorial Hospital last night after an illness of about three months. He underwent an operation at Rochester late in August from which he seemed to recover favorably and he returned to his home here but soon afterward became worse. He went to the local hospital and gradually grew weaker until death came.

Mr. Parkhurst was a former assemblyman of this county and has held a number of other political offices. He served as a deputy clerk of the assembly for some time prior to his election as assemblyman which office he held for two terms. Mr. Parkhurst was appointed by Governor Black as state lunacy commissioner for a term of six years and was reappointed for a second term by Governor Odell. He served in that capacity from 1897 until 1910 when he retired from active work. He also served as member of the state committee of the Republican party and for several years was chairman of the Ontario County Republican Committee. He served as treasurer of the village of Canandaigua for several years and represented the town of Canandaigua on the Board of Supervisors for several terms. He probably was the last Ontario county resident who could remember Lincoln. He was one of the oldest members of the Canandaigua Masonic Lodge, having become a Free Mason in 1865.

He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Fred S. Cox of Canandaigua; and a sister, Mrs. Emma Conklin of Albany. Mr. and Mrs. Parkhurst celebrated their 63d wedding anniversary last spring and Mrs. Parkhurst died a few months ago while he was in a Rochester hospital. Private funeral Saturday afternoon and public burial of both Mr. and Mrs. Parkhurst will be made at 3:30 o'clock in Woodlawn cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 13 April 1888

Naples, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Mary Parkinson, wife of Thomas Parkinson, occurred on Tuesday. This estimable woman had reached the age of 78 and had filled her full share of usefulness in this community. She was devoting herself to the care of her husband who is very feeble and childish, when to the sorrow and surprise of all she suddenly sickened and died. She was living with her daughter, Mrs. John C. Morgan. Mrs. Parkinson was a cousin to Major C. A. Richardson of your town.



From Geneva Daily Times 5 February 1921

Mrs. Alice Aresta Parks,
aged 79, died last night after a short illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Hickey, on the Stanley-Hall road. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Charles Hickey, one sister, Mrs. Jennie McPherson of Hall. The funeral will be held on Monday afternoon at her late home at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. A. B. Temple officiating. Burial will be made in No. 9 Cemetery.



From Ontario County Times 6 August 1884

Victor, N. Y. -  Mrs. Apama Parks,
widow of the late Hiram Parks, died at the family residence August 2nd, in the 80th year of her age. The funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon, at the same place, Rev. C. W. Backus officiating. Mrs. Parks was one of the oldest residents of this town and for many years a member of the Presbyterian church. She lived an exemplary Christian life and died rejoicing in hope of a glorious immortality beyond the grave. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord."



From Ontario County Journal 19 March 1880

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Clara Parks,
wife of Eugene Parks and daughter of Henry Bartholomew, died at the home of Morrison Parks in this place, Friday morning, March 5, of typhoid fever, after an illness of about two weeks. Mrs. Parks was married about a year ago, and is thus stricken down to an untimely grave. She leaves one child, about two months old, which, with the bereft husband, demand the sympathy of this community.



From Ontario County Journal 22 September 1899

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Eliza Parks,
wife of the late Joseph Parks, who has been in feeble health for a long time, died last Sunday morning, aged 68 years. Two sons, Frank Cole, at whose home she died, and William Parks survive. The funeral services were held from the Methodist church, of which she had long been a member, last Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Beardslee officiating. Interment was made in the Phelps cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 25 February 1876

Mr. Hiram Parks,
who died in Victor, on the 15th inst., was born in Scipio, Cayuga county, in April, 1808.  In early childhood he was brought to Victor, Ontario county.  His father purchased lands, for each of his three sons a farm, when they should arrive at manhood, which they occupied in accordance with his designs.  He was the last surviving of the three.  He was a man universally esteemed for his amiable, quiet and peaceful qualities.  He was among the kindest of husbands and the most indulgent of fathers.  In all respects he was one of the most exemplary members of society, and especially of the Christian fraternity, with which he was associated.  Many of those familiar with him for long years remarked, on the day of his burial, that they did not think any member had made more sacrifices for the prosperity of the church than he.  Like the friends of Dorces, his friends could refer to his works as the witness of his excellence. Whoever else was absent from the services of the house of God, he was always present, unless detained by sickness, or an equally sufficient reason.  He has left a wife, the sister of the late Charles Dickinson of Fairport, and five daughters. His presence, his means, his example, his genuine, modest worth will be greatly missed in his family, in the church and in the whole community.  Dem. & Chron.



From Ontario County Journal 5 March 1915

The death of Mrs. Mary Amelia Parks occurred at her home on Gibson street on Monday night at 12 o'clock, after a two-weeks illness of pneumonia. She was born in the town of Canandaigua on Nov. 28, 1851, and had always resided in this vicinity. On Sept. 3, 1870, Miss Mary Dunlap was married to Sylvester Parks, who with two sons and five daughters, survives. They are Albert Murray, of Herkimer; William Sylvester Parks, of Canandaigua; Mrs. Albert Leonard of Newark; Mrs. Lucy Thomas of Troy; Mrs. Miles Batchelor of Canandaigua; Mrs. Fred Scott of Orleans; Mrs. Belle Daily of Clifton Springs. One son, Frederick E., died two years ago. There also survive 15 grandchildren; a half-sister, Mrs. Emma Daily; and a brother, Edward Dunlap, of Canandaigua. Rev. C. M. Eddy officiated at the funeral services on Wednesday. Interment was in Woodlawn.



From Geneva Daily Times 15 March 1912

Canandaigua - Rinaldo D. Parks, 54 years of age, died suddenly at his residence west of Naples yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock as the result of a stroke of paralysis, which he suffered last July. Mr. Parks was born not far from where he died, and had resided in and about Naples since his boyhood. He leaves his wife and a son, Irving Parks, of Hemlock. Two grandchildren also survive. He had been in ill health for the past eight months, but his condition was becoming better, it was thought, when his death came.



From Ontario County Journal 21 January 1887

Fishers, N. Y. - Mrs. Susan Parks, widow of the late Alvin Parks, died at her residence one mile east of this place, Wednesday, Jan. 12th, between the hours of nine and ten o'clock A. M. She was 69 years of age, and leaves two daughters, Mrs. Lottie Reed and Miss Alice Parks of this place, to mourn her loss.



From Shortsville Enterprise 19 May 1927

The death of William Parks, who resided near Chapin, occurred at the Emergency hospital at Buffalo on Monday, following injuries received on the Lehigh Valley railroad, near Wende, a few weeks ago. Parks was employed as a fireman and in shoveling coal from the tender of the engine, his head came in contact with a bridge, the compact fracturing the skull. He remained unconscious for several days after the accident. His age was 39 years. William Parks was born at Orleans and had always lived in this section. At one time he resided in Shortsville and attended the local school. He had also resided at Manchester for several years. The survivors are his wife, two  sons, Frederick and William; two daughters, Alice and Lucille, all living at home; one brother, Harold Parks of Herkimer; and two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Leonard of Newark and Mrs. Anna Scott of Herkimer. Funeral services will be held from his late home at 2 o'clock this Thursday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. L. L. Swarthout, pastor of the Manchester Baptist church. The interment will take place in Woodlawn cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 17 November 1908

Miss Mary Eastabrook Parlett,
aged 49 years, died last evening at 6:45 o'clock, at her home, No. 160 LaFayette avenue. Although she has been in poor health for nearly a year, she was not considered critically ill until a few days ago. She was born in Canandaigua but for 36 years has made her home in this city and was a faithful member of the North Presbyterian church. Her survivors are her mother, Mrs. Mary Eastabrook Parlett, and a sister, Mrs. Ella M. Smith, both of this city. The funeral will take place from the house Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. David H. Craver, pastor of the North Church, will officiate, assisted by Rev. W. H. Towner of the Baptist church. Burial in Glenwood.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 4 March 1895

John A. Parlette
died at his residence in Geneva yesterday morning, aged 70 years. About a year ago he suffered an attack of the grip, since which health had gradually failed. Mr. Parlette was born in Shipdam, England, and came to America when 18 years old, and had lived in the town of Geneva most of the time. He is survived by a wife and two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Smith and Miss Mary Parlette; also a brother, Robert, in Van Ettenwifte; and three sisters in England.



From Ontario County Journal 12 March 1909

Manchester, N. Y. - Mrs. Emaline Parlow
died at the home of her son, Hyatt Sprague, on March 4, of heart disease. She was born in Springwater in September, 1829. Her maiden name was Emaline Howe. Elias Howe, who invented the first sewing machine, was her uncle. When quite young she moved with her parents to Geneva, where she resided until her marriage to Mr. Botsford, her first husband. Her home was in Jacksonville, Florida, for some years. At the time of the large fire which took place in that city in 1901, her home and its contents were entirely destroyed, she barely escaping with her life. The great shock and financial loss greatly impaired her health and much of the time she has been confined to her room. The past four years she had resided at the home of her son in this village. She was thrice married and is survived by two sons, Marshall Botsford of Dundee, and Hyatt Sprague, of this village; also by six grandchildren, Jason and Miss Grace Botsford of Dundee, and Miss Sarah, Frank, Harry and Howard Sprague of Manchester. The funeral was held in the M. E. Church on Sunday at 2 o'clock, Rev. O. Hebblethwaite officiating. Interment was in Brookside Cemetery.



From Shortsville Enterprise 4 February 1915

The death of George A. Parmele, a long-time resident of Littleville, occurred at his home in that place on Monday morning, Feb. 1, following an illness from heart trouble for about a year.  His age was 71 years. George A. Parmele was born on July 28, 1844, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Allanson Parmele, of East Bloomfield. He was united in marriage with Miss Laura E. Mathewson on December 19, 1866. The survivors are his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Bertha A. Moore, of Littleville, and Mrs. Albert Knowles of Seneca Falls, and a son, Edward G. Parmele of Canandaigua. The funeral services were held from his late home on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Harold Strathearn, pastor of the Shortsville M. E. church. The interment was made in Brookside cemetery in the village.



From Ontario County Journal 3 January 1919

City Clerk George Nelson Parmele passed away at the Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, following an illness of several months. Mr. Parmele was highly esteemed in every relation of life. He was born in East Bloomfield on March 17, 1846, and was widely known throughout the community. He had long been identified with Republican politics in the county. He had held the office of county chairman and treasurer of the Republican County Committee at various times, and was serving as treasurer of that committee at the time of his death. He was elected county treasurer and served two terms in that capacity some years ago. He also served in the Excise Department and with the Internal Revenue department. He had served as city clerk exactly a year at the time of his death. He performed his duties faithfully and was loyal to his friends. There survive two sons, Charles S. Parmele of Rochester, and Corporal F. Ellis Parmele, of the American E. F. in France; and two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Adams of East Bloomfield and Mrs. William Hayton of Canandaigua. He also leaves a sister-in-law, Mrs. F. A. Ellis of Canandaigua. His wife, Mrs. Louise Sears Parmele died on March 2, 1918. Rev. Livingston L. Taylor will officiate at the funeral services this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Ellis, Gibson street. Interment will be at Woodlawn.



From Victor Herald 9 June 1899

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Sunday evening occurred the death of Hannah C., widow of the late Harmon L. Parmele, after a long illness, at the age of 84 years. Funeral services were held at her late home Tuesday forenoon, Rev. Wm. D. Robinson, officiating. Interment was made at the Mendon cemetery.



From Ontario County Times 11 August 1886

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Isaac L. Parmele,
an aged and highly respected citizen of this place, the father of Mr. H. T. Parmele of Canandaigua, died very suddenly Thursday night. A few moments before his death, he passed out of the house into the yard. While standing there, he was observed to fall, and on being taken into the house, lived but a few minutes. His age was 86 years and 1 month.



From Ontario County Journal 8 March 1918

The death of Mrs. Louise Sears Parmele occurred at the Canandaigua hospital on Saturday morning. Mrs. Parmele was born in the town of East Bloomfield, a daughter of the late Simeon and Janette Sears. She was a noble and self-sacrificing woman, respected and beloved by a large circle of friends. There survive, besides her husband, two sons, Charles S. Parmele of Rochester, and Corporal F. Ellis Parmele, who is with the American expeditionary forces in France; a sister, Mrs. Frank A. Ellis of Canandaigua, and a brother, Albert Sears of East Bloomfield. Rev. Livingston L. Taylor officiated at the funeral services held at the home Monday afternoon. Interment was in Woodlawn.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 17 October 1906

The death of Mrs. Mary Gates Parmele, wife of Hiram T. Parmele, occurred at her home in Howell street Saturday evening, after an illness of pneumonia of six weeks. She was born in West Bloomfield 73 years ago and about fifty years ago was married to Hiram T. Parmele of the same place. Mrs. Parmele had spent nearly all of her married life in this village, having lived here over thirty-seven years. Her life had been devoted to church and charitable work and for many years she had been interested in the Ontario County Orphan Asylum. She was also treasurer and secretary of the Interrogation club. She possessed a kind, gentle nature which gave a helpful influence wherever she went. The announcement of her death has caused genuine sorrow among a wide circle of friends who held her in warm affection. She is survived by her husband and two sons, Henry M. Parmele of East Bloomfield and Geo. T. Parmele of Rochester; also two daughters, Mrs. John H. Johnson of Penn Yan and Mrs. George W. Hamlin of this village. The funeral was held from the home in Howell street yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. L. T. Reed officiating. Interment was made in Woodlawn.



From Ontario County Journal 26 January 1917

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
The death of Mrs. Millard Parmele, aged 67 years, occurred at her home on Jan. 17. She was the daughter of Calvin and Hannah Park, and was born in Mendon, coming to East Bloomfield as the bride of Mr. Parmele 47 years ago. She leaves her husband; one son, Howard; a niece, Mrs. Franc Bassett; and many warm friends to miss her. Services were held from the home on Saturday with Rev. Torrens officiating.



From Ontario County Times 3 April 1878

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Parmele, wife of Nelson Parmele,
deceased, died at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. A. T. Adams, last Saturday night at 12 o'clock. Funeral services are to be held at his residence on Tuesday at 2 p.m. She leaves one son, Mr. George Parmele of Canandaigua, and two daughters, one the wife of Mr. A. T. Adams of this place and the other the wife of Mr. Wm. Hayton of Canandaigua.



From Ontario County Times 7 October 1863

Died at East Bloomfield, Sept. 25th, Willoughby Parmele, aged 51 years. He was many years since stricken with paralysis, which disabled him from participating in arduous duties of life and rendered him an object of unceasing solicitude to his family. His mind, however, retained all its vigor to the time of his death, and he more than repaid with deep and devoted affection to those at home for all their care and anxiety. Happy in the assurance that his name was written in the Lamb's book of life, death for him possessed no terrors, but as felt the ties of earth weakening he longed to depart and be with Christ. We cannot sorrow for him, for "blessed are the dead who died in the Lord."



From Ontario County Journal 19 January 1894

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Harmon LeRoy Parmelee,
of East Bloomfield, died on the 13th inst., after a severe illness of four weeks. He was born in LeRoy, May 7, 1808, and being the first white male child born there, was given the name he bore. His father, Alanson Parmelee, emigrated from Gifford, Conn., in 1806, and settled in LeRoy, but in 1816 moved to East Bloomfield, where he died March 16, 1825. He was an exemplary citizen and a constant attendant at church services. Harmon L., the subject of this notice, early in life identified himself with the Christian association of Richmond, but later became a regular supporter of the Congregational Society of this town and was a long time one of the trustees. He also took a deep interest in our schools, often a trustee of the district school as well as of our Academy after moving to the village. While Mr. Parmelee was conservative in social, religious and political life, he was firm in all that to him was right. Active in all that pertained to good citizenship, his life was worthy of imitation by both old and young. January, 1836, he married Eleanor Davis, by whom he had six children, four of whom are now living: Byron Parmelee of LeRoy; Millard H. Parmelee of East Bloomfield; Mrs. Clarissa Taylor of Miller Corners; Mary Taylor, also of Miller Corners. His wife, Eleanor, died in 1848. He married Miss Julia Granger in 1850, who brought him three children; two of them, Frank and Friend Parmelee, are still living. March 8, 18?5, Mr. Parmelee married for his third wife, Mrs. Calvin Parks of Mendon, who, with his sisters, Mrs. Butler, aged 89 years, Mrs. Evarts, aged 77 years, the children named above, survive him. Mr. Parmelee was a staunch Whig, and then Republican, from 1829 to the present year. He had not lost a single state election. His first presidential vote was in 1832, and had voted at every national election since, ever aiming at the success and prosperity of American institutions. He was a man of unexceptional integrity, upright and prompt in all his intercourse with the world about him.



From Ontario County Journal 7 February 1896

North Bloomfield, N. Y. - Lorenzo Parmelee,
an old resident of this place, died suddenly on Monday morning, while at the breakfast table. He had been failing some time. He leaves to mourn his loss, a wife, who is at Willard hospital, and one son, George, with whom he resided. The funeral was held on Wednesday at 2 o'clock p.m., at the residence; burial at Lima cemetery.



From Victor Herald 5 December 1902

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -
The funeral of Solon Parmelee was held from the home of his son-in-law, John Durrant, Monday afternoon, at two o'clock, Rev. Newton W. Bates, officiating. Mr. Parmelee had been in his usual health, walking to the village, last Tuesday morning. On returning to his home he complained of not feeling well, when suddenly he fell to the floor, stricken with apoplexy from which he never rallied. His death occurred Friday night at 12 o'clock. He leaves two children, Mrs. John Durrant of this town, and Hiland Parmelee of Meadville, Pa.; also one sister, Mrs. Markham of Lima, and one brother, Isaac Parmelee of North Bloomfield. Interment was in the Rural Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 23 September 1881

Naples, N. Y. -
We learn of the death on Monday, at her home in Honeoye Falls, of Mrs. Carrie Parmely, formerly Carrie Alger, who was raised in Hunt's Hollow, and whose parents and brothers still reside there.



From Geneva Daily Times 23 June 1909

Mrs. Hannah Parmenteer,
widow of the late Samuel Parmenteer, died this morning at 9:15 o'clock after a two years' illness, at her late home, No. 207 Genesee street. she was 75 years old and had made her home in this city practically her entire life. She was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal church. Her only survivors are three nieces and one nephew, Mrs. Sarah E. Cook of this city, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Sweet and Mrs. Fannie Johnson, of Rochester, and William Parker.



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