"Parn" to "Paz" Obituaries
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 18 October 1930
Geneva, N. Y., Oct. 17 - Mrs. Rose Parnello, wife of Anthony
Parnello of Exchange Street, died today. She leaves her husband; six
children, Mrs. Mary Parisi of Victor, Mrs. Rose Rizzo of San Francisco,
Josephine, Florence Parnello and Anthony Parnello, Jr., of Geneva and
Christopher Parnello of San Francisco. Funeral Monday morning at 8
From Ontario County Journal 5 May 1893
Naples, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Elizabeth Parr occurred
of paralysis Thursday morning was followed
by another the morning of her death. She was 60 years old, the widow of
John Parr, one of the pioneer grape growers of the town. She had a fine
home on her vineyard on Mt. Pleasant street, and was cared for by three
adult children, William, Louise and Emma. The funeral at the
Presbyterian church on Sunday was largely attended.
From Ontario County Journal 17 November 1882
A Naples correspondent of the Rochester Post-Express wrote,
George Parr, a young man of that
village, was eating dinner at the house of his employer, James Covel,
he took from a closet a bottle labeled Plantation Bitters, and drank at
least a wine-glassful of the mixture it contained. He immediately began
to feel ill, and went to Dr. Gallagher, taking the bottle with him. The
doctors soon found that the solution was composed of sugar of lead and
laudanum, and it was afterward learned that it was used as a horse
liniment. Everything that could be done was resorted to to save the
young man's life, but without avail; he died in two hours.
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 10 November 1869
We learn that Mrs. Parrish, an aged lady of over 80 years,
mother of Mr. Ed. Parrish of Naples, was found dead last Monday
morning, at the foot of the cellar stairs of her son's residence in
that town. One of her arms was broken. It is said she
was in the habit of getting up in the night and wandering about the
From Ontario County Journal 9 April 1909
The death occurred on Tuesday evening of Mrs. Catherine
VanBuren Parrish, widow of Edward Parrish, at her home on Main
street south, after an extended illness from dropsy. Mrs. Parrish was
88 years of age. She had been a resident of Canandaigua for 60 years.
Her husband was Edward Parrish, a grandson of Jasper Parrish, a pioneer
settler in the village, and for whom Parrish street was named. Mrs.
Parrish was born at Clyde, and her early life was spent there before
coming to Canandaigua. She was a member of the Methodist and took an
active interest in everything that pertained to the welfare of that
society. Mrs. Parrish was one of a family of 14 children, only one of
whom is now living, William VanBuren, who resides in Canandaigua. Two
sons, Charles and Warren Parrish, both of this village, two
granddaughters, and two grandsons survive her. The funeral was held
yesterday, interment being made in Woodlawn cemetery, Rev. Ward Mosher,
pastor of the Methodist church, officiating.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 4 May 1933
Died at her home in Ionia, N. Y., Tuesday, May 2, Cora Griffith Parrish. She
is survived by her husband, Waldo G.; three daughters, Jeanette,
R(illegible), and Mrs. Edwin E. White, all of Ionia; two sisters, Mrs.
Clyde Taylor of East Bloomfield, and Mrs. Richard Ward of Crescent
City, Illinois. Funeral from the late home Thursday afternoon at 3:30
p.m. Interment in Ionia cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 10 March 1899
Naples, N. Y. - Edwin R. Parrish fell to the floor on Tuesday
evening, as he was retiring, and in a few moments was dead. He had been
feeble for a year or two, but was never confined to his bed. Mr.
Parrish was a prominent citizen, one of the largest farmers in this
region. He had lived all of his 80 years on the one
farm on which his father, Jeremiah B. Parrish, lived in the early days
of the town. It is now called Glenloch farm, and consists of about 1200
acres of fine land. He gave over a large portion of it to his son,
Schuyler, Jr., some years ago, but had never lost interest in the
management. He was an industrious worker. The death of this son, six
years ago, again threw the burden care upon him. He had made his home
since then with the family of the son. One son, W. Scott Parrish, of
Canandaigua, and one daughter, Mrs. Thomas H. Williams of California,
survive him; also one brother, William W. Parrish of Momence, Ill.
From Ontario County Times 3 June 1891
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Edwin R. Parrish died at her home on
Sunday, May 24, aged 75 years. Mrs. Parrish was one of the sterling
women of the previous generation, whose counsel and influence was
always in the direction of the right. She was a woman of rare physical
strength and health, and assisted her husband largely in acquiring a
farm of some 1300 acres, living with him for upwards of fifty years on
the home farm where she died. She leaves surviving her husband and
three children: W. Scott Parrish of Canandaigua; S. J. Parrish of
Naples; and Mrs. Emma Williams of Washington, D. C.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 April 1907
Hopewell, N. Y. - The death of Franklin Parrish occurred
Center early Monday morning, aged 64 years.
Death was due to apoplexy. The death of Mr. Parrish came as a shock
to his many friends and he was one of the most respected citizens in
this community. Mr. Parrish had followed the occupation of a
but had been unable to attend to his duties for the past few years. He
was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and a sincere Christian.
He is survived by his widow, his aged mother and two brothers, Charles
and William, of Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Journal 28 October 1898
Ionia, N. Y. - On Saturday last occurred the death of one of the
oldest and most respected citizens, Isaac Parrish, aged 72
years. He leaves a wife, three sons, Nathan, Waldo and Rolla; two
daughters, Addie and Dora. The funeral was largely attended from his
late residence on Monday. Interment was at Mendon.
From Geneva Gazette 27 July 1836
DIED in Canandaigua, on the 13th inst., Jasper Parrish,
Esq., aged 69. The early life of Capt. Parrish was marked by
incidents that gave interest to his character. He was born at
Windham, Conn. in March, 1767, and while a child emigrated with his
parents to the Lackawaxen, Luzerne county, Penn. In 1778, at the
age of 11 years, when the British and Indians, led on by those ruthless
chiefs, Butler and Brandt, were waging an unrelenting warfare upon the
peaceful inhabitants of the Wyoming Valley, he was made a
prisoner by the party of Delawares, who had, a few days previous,
committed the atrocious "Massacre of Wyoming." He remained a
captive among the Indians seven years, during which time he was
transferred from one tribe to another of the Six Nations, suffering
privations incident to Indian life. He was released from
captivity at Fort Stanwix, (now Rome) under the treaty of 1784.
He had acquired, and could speak fluently, five different languages of
these tribes, which enabled him to be useful in our subsequent
intercourse with them, and he possessed, moreover, much of their
confidence. Under Washington's administration, he was appointed
Interpreter to the Six Nations, and afterward sub-agent; both of which
offices he held more than thirty years, and until Jackson's
administration. He was an early settler in Canandaigua, having
resided here since 1792; and he well sustained the relations of
husband, father and citizen.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 September 1903
Knowlton Parrish, aged 21 years, son of Knowlton Parrish, died at
his home, No. 25 Center street, yesterday afternoon after a long
illness from cancer. He is survived by his father and mother, one
sister, Isabelle Parrish, and one brother, William H. Parrish. The
funeral will be held at the house Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev.
E. Jewell will officiate. The burial will be in Glenwood.
From Ontario County Chronicle 15 January 1902
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Martha Conaughty Parrish died
yesterday, after a lingering illness, aged 54 years, at her home on the
Glenloch farm. She was the second daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah
Scott Conaughty and
widow of Schuyler J. Parrish, who died in 1892. She was a member of the
church. The surviving members of her family are two daughters, Miss
teacher in the Waterloo High School; Miss Matilda, a graduate of Smith
and three sons, E. J. Parrish, Hugh M. of the class of 1902 in Michigan
and Schuyler G. Parrish. She also leaves three sisters, Mrs. Mary
of Naples, Mrs. Alice Gordon of Rochester, and Mrs. Caroline Monier of
From Ontario Chronicle 7 May 1902
Ionia, N. Y. - On Sunday at 3 p.m. the funeral of Nathan
held from the M. E. Church. Mr. Parrish had been a great sufferer and
to mourn his loss a widow, two daughters and three sons.
From Ontario County Chronicle 22 October 1902
Mrs. Scott Parrish, a highly esteemed and well-known resident of
Canandaigua, died at her home in Howell street Monday morning, aged 48
years. Mrs. Parrish had been confined to her home for some time by
heart trouble, which finally caused her death. She leaves a husband, a
daughter, Miss Mary Parrish of Canandaigua, and a son, Jason Parrish,
who resides in Farmville, Va. The funeral will be held from her late
residence this Wednesday afternoon.
From Ontario County Journal 15 July 1892
Naples, N. Y. - The sudden death of Schuyler J. Parrish on
shock to the town. He had been very
active as usual up to the Thursday night before, and was not thought to
be dangerously ill. He died of a malarial fever developing into
typhoid, induced by exposure and overwork. He had not been a strong man
for years but no one would have suspected any infirmity, for he was
probably the busiest man in town. His loss is far reaching, as he had
so many business and family interests. While successfully managing a
very productive farm of 1300 acres, he at the same time speculated
largely in wool and stock, always finding time, however, to attend to
the social and domestic interests of life. He was always cheerful,
warm-hearted, kind to those in affliction, very fond of his family, and
sparing no means to give them the advantages of education and travel.
What the great loss of his death at this time will be to the beloved
wife and five children can hardly be realized -- and also the
Presbyterian church and society, of which he was a loyal member. He had
been very active in promoting the interests of the Middlesex Valley R.
R. and was hoping to receive great benefit therefrom, especially as a
shipper of stock to New York. He was to have a station on his farm, and
intended to make a market there. He was stricken down in the very midst
of his life work, not having yet reached the age of fifty. He was the
only surviving brother of W. Scott Parrish, of Canandaigua. A sister,
Mrs. T. H. Williams, lives in Washington, D. C. His wife is the only
daughter of the late Joseph Conaughty, of this village.
Ontario County Journal 22 July 1892
The funeral of the late S. J. Parrish, on Friday, was one of the
largest ever attended here. Among those who came from a distance were
W. W. Parrish, of Momence, Ill.; W. Scott Parrish and family and Dr. N.
T. Clarke, of Canandaigua,; Mrs. T. H. Williams of Washington, D. C.;
Mr. and Mrs. Will Conaughty, of Albany; Mr. I. H. Nicholson of
Cohocton, and Capt. T. H. Standish and wife, of Italy. The remains were
interred at Rose Ridge cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 13 October 1911
Manchester, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Caroline Parshall was
held from her late home Monday afternoon, Rev. Hoyt Hill officiating.
Her death occurred Saturday morning of heart trouble after an illness
of several weeks. She was born 70 years ago in Pennsylvania and this
township had been her home many years. Mrs. Parshall was a member of
the W. C. T. U. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Frank Cole,
Mrs. George Stevens and Mrs. George Huckerby, all of this village; also
by four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and three sisters,
Mrs. Ellen Randall of Troy, Mrs. Harriet Wisner of Grand Rapids, Mich.,
and Jane Phillips of Waterloo; and one brother, Charles Phillips of
From Geneva Daily Times 31 July 1908
Canandaigua, N. Y. - The entire population of Canandaigua regret
to learn tonight of the death yesterday afternoon of one of
Canandaigua's most popular citizens, Charles Parshall. Mr.
Parshall died at the General Hospital at Buffalo, where he underwent an
operation ten days ago, for an acute stomach trouble, from which he has
suffered for several years. Mr. Parshall had a similar operation about
two years ago from which he partly recovered, but of late has been
gradually growing worse. His condition became so weakened that he never
recovered sufficiently to be able to retain nourishment. The operation
was performed by Dr. Parks of Buffalo. Mr. Parshall was about sixty
years of age, and was born at Cheshire, a few miles from this village,
in the town of Canandaigua. He had resided in Canandaigua the past few
years. He was one of the sheriffs and was a familiar figure in the
Ontario County court for the past forty years. Although he lost an arm
quite early in life, he was one of the bravest men ever holding a
similar position in the county and had assisted in the capture of some
exceedingly dangerous characters. The remains will be brought to
Canandaigua today for burial. The survivors are his wife, one son,
Belmont Parshall, and a granddaughter, all of this village; and five
brothers and sisters, Harvey Parshall of Cleveland, O., Gideon Parshall
of Erie, Pa., Samuel Parshall of Shortsville, and Mrs. L. Willis of
From Ontario County Times 11 September 1889
Chapinville, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Daniel Parshall, who
died September 2 at her daughter's, Mrs. George Davis, of Chapinville,
was attended at the M. E. Church of that place on Wednesday of last
week, D. D. Davis officiating. Mrs. Parshall had been a resident of
Canandaigua for many years, until about eight years ago she came to
live with her children at Chapinville, where she gained the esteem of
all who became acquainted with her. She lived in widowhood about 17
years. She leaves one son and two daughters with their respective
families, who mourn the absence of a devoted mother and grandmother.
The bereft family have the sympathy of the citizens of Chapinville in
From Ontario County Journal 1 May 1903
Rushville, N. Y. - George A. Parshall died at the home of his
grandson, Fred Presler, in Potter Center, on Friday of pleura
pneumonia, aged 76 years. Mr. Parshall was a former resident of this
village and vicinity, where he was highly esteemed for his christian
principles. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Rose Presler, of
Middlesex; and two sons, William of Iowa, and Edward, who lives south
of this village on the old homestead. The funeral was held on Sunday
afternoon in the Free Baptist church at Potter, Rev. D. M. VanTuyl, of
this place, officiating. The G. A. R., of this place, of which Mr.
Parshall was a member, attended in a body. The interment was in
From Ontario County Journal 26 February 1909
Cheshire, N. Y. - The remains of Harvey Parshall, who
died at Detroit, Mich., were brought to Cheshire on Sunday for burial
in the family lot in Pine Bank cemetery, by the side of his father and
mother. Deceased was born in this place about 50 years ago and resided
here until the autumn of 1885, when he moved to Detroit, Mich., where
he has been engaged for the past six years as chef on the steamer City
of Erie, where, with his generous, genial manner, he had made scores of
friends. Besides the wife, Mrs. Nancy Williams Parshall, there is one
son, J. Harvey Parshall, and two sisters, Mrs. N. E. Hutchens and Mrs.
Alanson Willis, of this place, and two brothers, S. E. Parshall of
Shortsville, and G. E. Parshall of Sayre, Pa. The bearers were boy
friends of the deceased, whom he had so often mentioned during his last
illness. Funeral services were conducted by Dr. Clark, pastor of the
From Ontario County Journal 3 July 1891
Cheshire, N. Y. - Mrs. Lodema Parshall, a life-long resident of
this place and vicinity, died Sunday night after a long and painful
at the age of sixty-four years. Funeral services were held in the
Rev. J. M. Langworthy conducting the service. The remains were buried
the Cheshire cemetery by the side of her husband, who died twenty-three
years ago. She leaves a family of seven grown-up children and other
to mourn her loss.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 March 1919
Mrs. Sophia Parshall, aged 86 years, died at 11:30 o'clock,
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marvin Corser, 23 Sherrill street.
Besides Mrs. Corser, she leaves one son, S. A. Parshall of West Lynn,
Mas; and one granddaughter, Miss Helen Corser, of this city. The
will be held on Sunday afternoon at the residence. Rev. D.
H. Craver of the North Presbyterian church will officiate and burial
will be made in West Avenue Cemetery, Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Journal 11 October 1889
Cheshire, N. Y. - Mrs. Sylvia Parshall died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. James Groom, in this village Saturday, October
5th, at the age of seventy-eight. Funeral services were held at the
church, Rev. J. M. Langworthy conducting the services.
From Ontario County Times 8 May 1889
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mr. William Parshall died suddenly last
Wednesday morning after he had commenced his day's work at the
Littleville wheel works. He started away from his home in Manchester,
apparently as well as usual. A post mortem examination revealed a
condition of heart and lungs which would have been fatal in a few
months at least. Mr. Parshall leaves an invalid wife and two daughters,
Mrs. Anne Lowe, the oldest of the daughters, is also in very poor
health. Rev. D. D. Davis preached the funeral sermon and conducted the
services, which were held at the home of the deceased at 11 a.m.
Saturday. Mr. Parshall was 58 years old.
From Victor Herald 15 February 1901
Bristol, N. Y. - The funeral of Myron H. Parson was held
at his late home last Friday at 12 o'clock. The deceased was 83 years
old and is survived by one son.
From Victor Herald 10 January 1902
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Abner Parsons, who has been a great
sufferer for the past two years with trouble of a cancerous nature,
died Friday morning, about five o'clock. He leaves besides his wife,
one son, George. Funeral services were held at his late home Sunday
afternoon. Rev. N. W. Bates officiated. Interment was at Baptist Hill.
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 9 June 1869
Daniel Parsons, living in the town of Bristol, Ontario county,
attempted suicide week before last by taking a half-ounce dose of
arsenic, which proved too much to kill him immediately, and sickened
him. He lived six days, regretted bitterly his folly and expired on
Monday, the 31st ult. His actions during the past spring have denoted
clearly to his family and neighbors that he was troubled with
aberration of mind, and his unhappy temperament could not bear the
weight of grief that he imagined befell upon him so he deliberately
ended his existence. Rochester Chronicle
From Ontario County Journal 9 November 1894
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Daniel Parsons, a highly esteemed and
respected citizen, died on the road between Canandaigua and this
village on Friday evening, November 2. The cause was probably heart
failure. Mr. Parsons went to Canandaigua Friday evening by train for
the purpose of driving back a horse which he had let to a commercial
man. As he was about to depart for home, he met Prof. G. R. Wicker and
Thos. Cummings, Jr., who were very anxious to go to Bloomfield that
night. When about two miles west of the village of Canandaigua, Mr.
Cummings's hat blew off and as the night was very dark, they proceeded
back to find the hat. On returning to the carriage, they found the
horse partially turned around and Mr. Parsons was nearly out of the
carriage, his foot bing caught under the toe rod. He was dead before he
was placed back into the carriage. They at once proceeded home where he
was taken to the office of Dr. Potter but life was extinct. Mr. Parsons
was born in the town of South Bristol and removed to East Bloomfield
about 18 years ago, and most of that time has carried the mail between
this place and Honeoye besides doing a large livery business. In
September, 1864, he enlisted in Company K, N. Y. Volunteers and served
one year, when he was discharged from service on the 30th day of June,
He is survived by a widow and two children, Mrs. Spencer Saxby and
Henry Parsons. The funeral services were held at the house on Monday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. C. C. Johnson, formerly pastor of the
Congregational church, assisted by the Rev. M. L. Stimson, conducted
the services which were participated in by Crandall Post, G. A. R., of
West Bloomfield. The deceased was 53 years of age.
From Geneva Gazette 27 February 1874
Elihu Parsons, of Phelps, died in Marion, Wayne county, where he
was visiting, on Sunday night last, of congestion of the lungs.
He was much esteemed among our citizens, and was a class leader
in the M. E. Church in this place. Citizen.
From Ontario County Journal 7 June 1912
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Died at her home, June 3, at 8:40 a.m., Mrs. Georgiana Parsons, widow
of Levi Parsons, and daughter of the late Elisha Horton. When quite
young she married Wallace Wilder, a brother of John Wilder, of this
place, and of Mrs. Elihu Fellows, Vinton, Iowa. One child, Carrie
Wilder, was her only child. She married George Miller, a veteran of the
Civil war. Mrs. Parsons was nurse through the last sickness of three
veterans of the Civil war, both her husbands and son-in-law being
veterans. She was nurse to Mrs. Thankful Allen and her own daughter,
Mrs. George Miller, both of whom died of tuberculosis. Her
granddaughter, Mrs. Edna Miller Cooper, daughter of George and Carrie
Wilder Miller, with her three children, Anna, Carrie and Burtis Cooper,
of Canandaigua, are her only surviving relatives. Mrs. Parsons had
owned and lived on the old Joshua Parsons place since her last
marriage. She had been an industrious woman and a sympathetic and
efficient helper in families in which there was sickness or trouble.
She joined the Gospel Workers when Mrs. Carnahan and N. L. A. Eastman
held their first protractel meetings here and at Boswells Corners. The
funeral was held from her home on Wednesday, Elder Cooledge, her
pastor, officiating. Burial at Coye cemetery. She was born Aug. 30,
From Ontario County Journal 26 February 1909
The funeral of Mrs. Harriet Norton Parsons, widow of
Edward Parsons, was held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank A.
DeGraff, Washington street, yesterday afternoon, Rev. L. L. Taylor
officiating. Mrs. Parsons' death occurred at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. D. E. Warren, at Passaic, N. J., on Tuesday morning and the
remains reached here on Wednesday morning. She was born at Ithaca 70
years ago. Since her marriage her home had been at Canandaigua and it
was only during the past year she had been with Mrs. Warren. She had
been in failing health for several years. Besides her daughters, she
leaves one son, D. E. Parsons of Cleveland, Ohio, and one brother,
Charles Norton of Lyons.
From Ontario County Chronicle 20 April 1904
Bristol Center, N. Y. - Hiram Parsons, a respected and lifelong
residence of this place, died at the home of his son, Wallace, on
Thursday, April 14th. Death was due to old age, he being 91 years old.
The funeral was held Saturday. Interment at Ganyard Hill.
From Ontario County Journal 11 October 1895
South Bristol, N. Y. - Levi Parsons, aged 64 years, died after a
short illness, October 6. He served in the late One Hundredth and
Forty-eighth regiment, N. Y. Vol. and was mustered out at the close of
the war; was a pensioner at $17 per month. Interment at the Coye
From Geneva Gazette 18 September 1874
Mrs. Solomon F. Parsons, wife of the well-known builder, died on
Saturday evening last after an illness of only one week. She was
healthy, robust woman, and her sudden decease (probably of a heart
complaint) created no less surprise than sorrow in her family and among
her acquaintances. She was interred in the Glenwood cemetery.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 20 February 1907
Holcomb, N. Y. - Mrs. Urania Parsons died on Friday at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Spencer Saxby. Besides Mrs. Saxby, her
daughter, she leaves one son, Henry Parsons, who resides in East
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 26 December 1900
John A. Partice, a well-known Canandaiguan, who for some years was
identified with the clothing trade of the place, and who recently had
conducted a clothing establishment at Willard, Seneca county, died at
the home of his brother, after a brief illness of lung trouble that
developed into pneumonia, Monday afternoon. He is survived by his widow
and two children; his mother; two sisters, Mrs. Belle Conklin and Mrs.
Maggie Blanchard; and two brothers, James Partice of Reeds Corners and
George Partice of Canandaigua. The remains will be interred at Reeds
From Geneva Daily Times 23 May 1908
Rushville, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Alice Partise occurred
Corners Tuesday morning at 5 o'clock. During the
last two weeks she had been ill with acute gastritis. Mrs. Partise was
73 years of age. She leaves two sons, George Partise of Canandaigua,
and James of Reed's Corners; also two daughters, Mrs. Belle Conklin of
Boston and Mrs. Blanchard of Reeds Corners. The funeral services were
held at the Congregational church at Reed's Corners yesterday at 3
p.m., Rev. McCall of Gorham officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 September 1909
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Shortly after noon on Friday at the
family home on Hibbard avenue in this village occurred the death of Grover
at the age of 76 years and five months. The deceased
had been confined to his home only a few days and his death was a great
shock to village and vicinity. Mr. Partridge was born in the Town of
Manchester and had spent a large portion of his life in this vicinity,
the greater part of which was spent in the grocery business in this
village, which he gave up about four years ago and had since lived a
quiet life. In politics Mr. Partridge was a staunch Republican, having
been the town clerk for the Town of Manchester for a term of seventeen
years, and he had also held other offices of importance and trust in
the party, and in this village. The deceased is survived by his wife,
one son, Wells D. Partridge, who is in the mining business at
Telliride, Colorado; and one sister, Mrs. E. Feller of Palmyra. The
funeral services will be held at the late home on Monday afternoon at 1
o'clock and the interment will be in the family plot in Palmyra.
From Ontario County Chronicle 13 March 1901
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Sunday at the home of
her son, L. T. Partridge, occurred the death of Mrs. Jane
Partridge, aged 92 years. She leaves two sons and two daughters,
and Dr. B. F. Partridge of this place, and Mrs. Beam of Canadice and
Mrs. Van Doren of Cohocton.
From Victor Herald 15 March 1901
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Early Sunday morning occurred the death
of Mrs. Jane Partridge, at the age of 92 years, from the
infirmities of old age. She is survived by three sons, Jay Ross
Partridge of Canadice; Dr. B. S. Partridge and L. T. Partridge of this
town; and two daughters, Mrs. F. L. Vandorn of North Cohocton, and Mrs.
L. J. Beam, of Honeoye. Funeral services were held at her late home
Tuesday afternoon, Rev. H. B. Mason officiating. The remains will be
taken to Canadice for interment in the family lot.
From Ontario County Journal 31 January 1890
Canadice, N. Y. - Lewis J. Partridge died suddenly on the 24th
inst. of neuralgia of the heart. Deceased had been sick for nearly a
year, but was feeling quite well and sitting in a chair, when, without
a moment's warning, he passed away. Mr. Partridge had been for many
years a zealous christian and had reared a large family in the fear of
Lord. A large part of the 81 years of his life was spent in this town,
almost 58 years since his marriage to Miss Jane Ross. Rev. J. E. Cook
conducted the funeral services at the church on Sunday, preaching an
sermon from 1st Cor. 15th, 22d & 23d verses. His companion, with
daughters, Mrs. J. S. Vandoren of Bloods, and Mrs. L. J. Beam of this
town, and Dr. B. S. Partridge of East Bloomfield, and Jasper and Lewis
T. of this town, mourn the death of an affectionate husband, a kind
and a good man in every sense of the word.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 September 1907
Alfred Passmore, 43 years of age, died at the City Hospital
yesterday afternoon after a short illness. His condition was not
to be serious until yesterday morning, when a sudden change set in,
in his death. Mr. Passmore was a moulder and had worked at the Phillips
& Clark Stove Works for fifteen years. He was born in Toronto,
he lived until he came to this city. The deceased was a member of the
of Columbus, Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, C. M. B. A.,
was president of the Iron Moulders' Union. He is survived by his
who live in Toronto and one sister of Hamilton, Ont. The remains were
to Lynch's undertaking rooms and later to the home of James Wade, of
48 Prospect avenue. Mr. Wade was a close friend of the deceased. This
at one o'clock the funeral was held from St. Francis de Sales church,
which the remains were taken to Toronto by the way of the Lehigh
A delegation from the Knights of Columbus and the Moulders' Union
out for the funeral.
From 12 November 1910
Harvey D. Patchin, aged 83 years, died last evening at 6:30
o'clock at his home, No. 2 Elm street, after an illness of three
months. The deceased was born in Onondaga county. He came to this city
about 45 years ago. For a number of years he was employed as chief
engineer of the Seneca Lake Steam Navigation Co., and then Mr. Patchin
entered the grocery business. For eighteen years he conducted a store
at the corner of Genesee and Castle street until he retired six years
ago. He is survived by one son, F. W. Patchin; two daughters, Emma A.
Patchin and Mrs. A. W. Sperry, of this city, and two brothers, T. W.
Patchin of Liverpool, N. Y., and A. D. Patchin of Syracuse. The funeral
will take place Monday afternoon from the house. Rev. David H. Craver
will officiate and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 November 1903
Canandaigua, N. Y. - James D. Paterson, a well-known and respected
citizen, passed away at his home on Chapin street Saturday night, aged
seventy-three years and six months. He had been an invalid for the past
twenty-three years, as the result of injuries sustained in a railroad
accident in England, while he was traveling through that country. He
was born in Greenoch, Scotland, in April, 1830, and came to this
country in 1849, engaging in business at London, Canada. Later he acted
as traveling representative for prominent New York and Boston dry goods
houses, and in 1868 came here and established the Boston store, which
he continued for twelve years, or till failing health compelled his
relinquishing all business. He has long been a member of the Baptist
church, and up to the time his declining health necessitated his giving
up all activity, he was a leading and active member of the
local church. He is survived by his wife, Jane Story, to whom he was
in 1855, and a daughter, Miss Grace S. Paterson, and one son, Robert D.
Paterson, both of this place, also survive. He also leaves a sister,
Grace Carmichael, of Glasgow, Scotland, and brother, Robert C.
Paterson, of Dunedin, New Zealand. The funeral is to be held Monday at
from the late residence on Chapin street.
From Ontario County Journal 10 April 1910
Death came as a welcome release to Mrs. James Story Paterson at her
home on Chapin Street early on Sunday morning, following an illness of
over 20 years, four of which she was confined to her bed. Deceased was
born in Naples 77 years ago, and was the widow of James D. Paterson,
for many years a leading merchant in Canandaigua. His death occurred
ago. Mrs. Paterson was a member of the Baptist church and exemplified
all ways the life and character of a devoted loyal Christian. There
survive one daughter, Miss Grace F. Paterson, and six grandchildren,
Mrs. Clifford Wood, west lake shore, and Beatrice, Donald, Helen, Ruth
and James Paterson, of Canandaigua. The funeral services were held at
the home of Mrs. Robert D. Paterson on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Guy L.
Morrill officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn.
From Ontario County Journal 5 September 1913
In the death of Robert Donald Paterson, which occurred at
his home on Chapin street on Tuesday morning, Canandaigua loses a loyal
and popular citizen. The cause of his death was Bright's disease,
following an illness of six weeks. The sympathy of his many friends
goes out to his wife, Mrs. Sophia May Fellows Paterson, who with five
children, Beatrice, aged 10 years, Donald, aged 8, Helen, aged 5, Ruth,
aged 3, and James, aged 2; his aged and totally blind mother, Mrs. Jane
Story Paterson; and a sister, Miss Grace C. Paterson, survive. Robert
Donald Paterson was born in Canandaigua on August 31, 1873, and was a
son of James D. Paterson, for many years a leading dry goods merchant
of Canandaigua. When a young man he started work in the A. D. Paul
& Co. drug store, after which he acted as paper carrier at the
Times office and then became an apprentice at the printing trade in The
Journal office. Mr. Paterson, in partnership with Robert T. Hydon and
later with his brother, since deceased, became part owner of the Ovid
Independent and afterwards assumed the sole control of that paper. In
1898 he sold out his interests at Ovid, and returned to Canandaigua to
enter the service of The Journal as associate editor, a position which
he retained, with the exception of three years which were spent partly
as a legislative clerk at Albany, and partly in newspaper work at
Buffalo. In newspaper work, he was noted for his originality of
expression, and keen wit. In the active affairs of the community, he
was a conspicuous figure, having served as trustee of the village and
was chosen two clerk, the office which he held at the time of his
death, by a large majority at the election in 1911. He was a staunch
Life to him was a living reality, bright, cheery and full of hope. It
was with his family that he found his greatest pleasure and enjoyment.
Generous, unselfish, always ready to do a favor and loyal to the last,
his memory will be cherished by a large circle. Many beautiful tributes
to the beauty and strength of his character have come from friends of a
life time. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon, Rev. G.
Rector Dye, pastor of the Baptist church, of which Mr. Paterson was an
active member, officiating. Rev. Dewitt S. Hooker, chaplain of the
local I. O. O. F. lodge, of which Mr. Paterson was also a member, read
the scripture lesson. The lodge attended in a body. The active bearers
were Albert W. Stevenson, William A. Patton, William H. Townsend, J.
Charles Smith, Simeon F. Orman and Edwin P. Gardner. The honorary
bearers were District Attorney Horace W. Fitch, Charles O. Sackett,
Elmer O. Lucas, chairman of the board of supervisors, Timothy W. Lynch,
County Clerk James H. Tozer, County Probation Officer John Trembly.
Interment was in Woodlawn cemetery.
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 26 January
Died January 21st, at his residence, near Canandaigua, James
Paton, in the sixty-ninth year of his age. Mr. Paton was born June
6th, 1801, at Franchie, Fifeshire, Scotland, but came to reside in this
country at the age of 17. During the early part of his live he was
engaged in commercial pursuits in the city of New York, and there
attained the highest eminence as a Christian merchant. He was for
several years an elder in the First Presbyterian Church in that city.
About twenty-eight years ago, he purchased a beautiful place on the
west bank of the Canandaigua Lake, and has since made it his family
seat -- spending his leisure hours in the cultivation of his farm. In
all business concerns of life, Mr. Paton was an upright and exemplary
man. Socially, no spot could be more charming for its genuine
hospitality than his home. His influence was always on the side of pure
and undefiled religion. Though diffident and retiring in his habits,
and consequently having fewer intimates than many others, his
attachment to his friends was genuine, ardent and sincere;
and his heart was large enough to comprehend the whole human race in
its broad evangelical charity.
From Ontario County Chronicle 27 May 1903
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Ann Paton died of consumption
at the home of Mrs. Maude Wilcox early Thursday morning, aged 90 years.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Murray Caldwell of Ithaca, and
several nieces and nephews and grandchildren. Funeral services
conducted by Rev. Mr. Baum were held at the house at 10 o'clock
Saturday morning. Interment at Gypsum.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 January 1946
William R. Patrick, aged 85, died this morning at the home of his
sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Hill, 315 Genesee street, following an illness
of several weeks. Surviving are three brothers, John P., Geneva;
Cornelius, Hall; and Albert, Lyons road; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth
Hill, Geneva; Mrs. Albert Raynor and Mrs. Emma Ward, both of Wolcott;
and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday
afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Bennett Funeral Home, 207 Genesee Street,
Rev. L. D. Bell, pastor of First Methodist Church, will officiate and
interment will be in Dobbins Corners Cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 29 May 1901
Manchester, N. Y. - Jere Patridge, who resided in the
northern part of this town, hung himself in his barn on Tuesday morning
of last week; his body was discovered by his daughter at noon. The
had become blind within the last tow years, and ten months ago he lost
his wife, and since that time he has grown gradually despondent. He was
64 years of age and is survived by a son and two daughters. Interment
From Geneva Daily Times 24 February 1905
Rushville, N. Y. - John W. Patten, who died of Bright's disease
Wednesday, was sixty-nine years of age. The funeral was held at 9
o'clock this morning at his late home east of this village. Rev. A. W.
Rice, pastor of the M. E. church, of which Mr. Patten had long been a
member, officiated. Burial was at Hopewell Center.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 September 1896
The funeral services of the late A. M. Patterson,
whose death occurred at 11: 15 o'clock yesterday morning at
the family home on South Main street after a lingering illness,
will be held at Trinity church Thursday afternoon at three o'clock.
The remains will be taken to Boston for interment. Mr. Patterson was
born in Boston in 1845. Soon after his birth his father removed to
New York where his son was educated, entering the class of 1864 in the
College of New York. Young Patterson left before graduating in order to
go into business with his father. In 1873 he became connected with
the Waterloo Woolen Manufacturing company, of which he has ever since
been president. He was at one time member of the firm of Patterson and
Greenough, of Worth street, New York. He had been prominent in Seneca
county politics for many years, being an ardent republican, and served
one term in the state assembly. In 1883 he was a republican
elector. Mr. Patterson's home was in Geneva, where he occupied a high
social position. His family consisted of wife and two sons and one
Gordon, A. M. Jr., and Miss Eleanor. He was well-known in Washington,
where he often spent the winters with his family. He was a member of
Union League club, the University club, the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity,
and the Merchants club of New York, the Metropolitan club of
and was a director of the institution for the deaf and dumb and of the
institution for the savings of the merchants' clerks. He belonged to
the Algonquin and Kanadesaga clubs of Geneva, and was an honorary
member of the Thirty-fourth Separate company.
From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 17 May 1906
Caroline L. Patterson, widow of the late John D. Patterson, died
home on St. Clair street in this city, on Tuesday, May 15th. Mrs.
was the daughter of Azar and Polly Gage, and was born at DeRuyter,
County, N. Y., on November 19, 1826. In 1866 she was married to John D.
and returned with him to his home in California. After four years
From Victor Herald 4 May 1895
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Chas. L. Patterson, aged 52 years, a
veteran of the late war, died at South Bloomfield last Friday, April
26th. He served in Co. 2, 8th New York Cavalry. He leaves a wife and
From Ontario County Journal 18 February 1910
On Wednesday morning occurred the death of David Clinton
Patterson of Honeoye, after a long illness. Deceased was 88 years
of age. He was born in Portage but had resided at Honeoye since 1865.
Deceased was a veteran of the Civil war, a prominent Democrat and had
held many town offices. He is survived by his wife, two sons,
Ex-supervisor G. W. Patterson of Honeoye, and Clinton Patterson of
Conesus; and one daughter, Mrs. H. H. Jerome of Livonia. Funeral
services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
From Geneva Gazette 19 May 1893
OBITUARY - Mr. George Patterson died at his residence, North Main
street, at an early hour this morning. The event had not been
unexpected since the deceased fell under a paralytic stroke in
coal office where employed, some three or four weeks ago, succeeding
two or three previous attacks of a like nature, though at long
intervals. Since the last one, Mr. Patterson has remained at
home, realizing that his life work was done. At about 3 o'clock
this morning he awoke and called for a cup of tea of which he partook.
Asked how he felt, he replied "first rate now, although I've had
a bad night." His son William remained by his side, and the
father soon fell into a doze. At 4:30 a short gasp escaped his
lips, and all was over.
Mr. Patterson emigrated from Ireland nearly thirty years ago. He
settled in Geneva in 1836, and for the
last 37 years was in the employ of Mr. Elbridge Dakin, (whose death
occurred the present year.) He was an excellent penman and
accountant, and assisted in keeping the books and accounts of his
employer, also willingly performing whatever labor was assigned to him
in and about the warehouse and
coal yard. He enjoyed as he deserved, by his fidelity and
integrity, the unlimited trust and confidence of
his employer. By thrift and frugality, Mr. Patterson acquired a nice
little property in real estate, which in recent years has greatly
enhanced its value. This is left unencumbered to his aged
widow and two only surviving and worthy sons
-- Wm. B. and Peter. The funeral of Mr. Patterson will take place next
Monday at 9 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales Church, of which he was a
faithful and devout member.
From Ontario County Times 26 January 1887
George T. Patterson, a well-known business man of Geneva,
committed suicide last Wednesday afternoon by cutting his throat.
Business troubles are supposed to have prompted the deed. Mr. Patterson
was about thirty years of age.
From Geneva Gazette 15 August 1884
Henry R. Patterson, aged 76 years, late resident of the Nicholas
farm about two miles southwest of Geneva, dropped dead last Tuesday
afternoon while walking from his son's residence to his daughter's in
that neighborhood. His death occurred from apoplexy of the heart
induced probably by severe labor in the forenoon in the hot sun.
The funeral of the deceased took place yesterday afternoon, the remains
being interred in Glenwood cemetery. His wife and four children
survive him, all of whom have the sympathy of the entire community in
their sudden bereavement.
From Geneva Advertiser 11 March 1902
John D. Patterson died at his home on St. Clair street last Friday
afternoon, aged 86 years. For years his has been a familiar and
most welcome figure in our streets. Few but his most intimate
friends knew that he was ill. It seems but a
very few days ago that he was seen coming out of Dorchester &
Rose's store. Although Geneva has been his home for many years,
buying the place formerly owned by W. B. Douglas, his investments were
in the west, in California and Texas, and
he ranked with the largest ranch owners of the great west. One
year he was reported to have a harvest of 20,000 acres of wheat, and
two years ago his seed cost $14,000. He is survived by his wife,
but leaves no children. In his death, Geneva loses one of her
From Geneva Gazette 4 January 1895
Another Sudden Death - Mr. Wm. B. Patterson died at his residence,
North Main street, early this morning. Of the nature of his
ailing we are not advised, but as he had not long been ill, assume that
it was of the heart, which carried off his father and one brother.
Will was well-known and quite popular
with all acquaintances. He was some years ago elected and served
a term as village clerk, and took an active part as a Democrat in
political affairs for many years. He leaves a wife, (daughter of
John O'Malley) but no children.
From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 14 December 1905
David H. Patty, one of Geneva's prominent nurseryman and fruit
growers, died very suddenly last Monday morning, aged 54 years. If he
had been ailing at all, he did not show it in his everyday life. His
death was from heart failure. As told us he had arisen from his bed,
and toppled over dead before he could dress. There was a man the very
soul of honor, of cheerful disposition, foremost in good works, member
of the Y. M. C. A. and of the Rippey Class, and always willing to do
any work allotted to him. We have known him for
fully thirty years, seen him from once to five times a day, and never
saw a frown upon his face. His domestic relations were of the very
pleasantest character. His wife is a daughter of the late William
Scoon, who with her daughter will sadly miss a very affectionate
husband and father, as the
city will miss an upright, honest citizen and good neighbor.
From Ontario County Journal 23 May 1890
Alexander Duncan Paul died at his residence in this village
Wednesday evening, May 21st, aged 51 years. Mr. Paul had been an
invalid for several months, gradually failing until the end came. He
one of the prominent and successful business men of Canandaigua for
thirty years, commencing in the drug business as a partner with W.
Cheney in 1858. He entered the service of his country in the late civil
war, and was assigned to duty by Surgeon E. W. Simmons, of this place,
as hospital steward in the 148th Regiment N. Y. V., and on leaving the
service resumed business as a druggist, in which his brother, Charles
R.., was admitted as partner a few years ago. He leaves surviving
him one brother, Charles R., and three sisters, Fanny C., Helen P., and
Mary H. The funeral service will be held at the family residence on
street on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
From Ontario County Times 10 March 1886
Bristol, N. Y. - Amy Hicks Paul, daughter of Jabez and Nancy
Hicks, and relict of Phillip Paul, died at the residence of her
son-in-law, Seth Francis, in Richmond, N. Y., March 2, aged 83 years, 7
months, 3 days. Funeral from the Universalist church in Bristol, March
4, at 12 M. She leaves two sisters, Mrs. Betsey Wheeler of Bristol, and
Mrs. Nancy Haney of Richmond; one daughter, Mrs. Seth Francis, and
numerous other relatives to mourn her loss. Kind hands have tenderly
cared for her many years. She was buried beside her husband in the old
cemetery on Baptist Hill.
From Ontario County Journal 20 April 1900
Canadice, N. Y. - On Friday noon occurred the death of John
Paul at his home in this place, aged 79 years. Mr. Paul moved to
this place from Michigan several years ago. He leaves a wife, two sons,
William and Fred; and one daughter, Jennie Paul of this place; and one
brother, Joseph Paul of Honeoye. The funeral was held from the house on
Monday, Rev. Blowers of Hemlock, officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 4 March 1910
Bristol, N. Y. - The body of Mrs. Mary Jane Paul was
Tuesday. Mrs. Paul, who was nearly 86
years old, was the daughter of Samuel and Lucy Hicks. She was united in
marriage to Seth Paul. They adopted two daughters, Alice and Hattie,
both of whom are dead. She was born and lived, until the death of her
husband 25 years ago, on the farm now occupied by John Hayes. Mrs. Paul
then moved to the home of her sister, Mrs. Maria A. Rowe of Chatham,
who is the only member of her family to survive, with whom she has
since made her home, the funeral being held from the residence on
Monday afternoon. Rev. George A. Babbitt conducted the services at the
From Geneva Daily Times 8 February 1907
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Miss Phoebe Paul, an old
and highly respected resident of this place, occurred at her home this
morning, death being due to apoplexy. The funeral will be held from St.
John's church next Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
From Ontario County Chronicle 22 July 1903
Last Thursday evening while Richard Paul, an employee at
the Sonnenberg farm of Mrs. F. F. Thompson, was throwing hay down from
a mow, he fell through a chute in the loft. He was found dead on the
floor below, having fallen a distance of 24 feet. An examination showed
that he had sustained an injury to the back of his head, which probably
caused his death. The chute was evidently covered with hay so that Paul
was unable to locate it. The deceased was an Englishman and had been in
this country about ten years. He resided on the Albert Smith farm near
Centerfield. He leaves a wife and five young children. He was an
industrious, hard working man, and his death is a particularly sad one.
Burial West Avenue Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 3 November 1882
East Bloomfield Station, N. Y. - Seth Paul, of Bristol, who has
been ill a long time, passed away early Tuesday morning, aged 60 years.
Funeral was held at the church, Baptist Hill.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 6 June 1906
Honeoye, N. Y. - The funeral services of Mrs. William
Paul of Canadice were held in the First Congregational church
Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Paul had been ill for fourteen weeks. She
leaves a husband and four children to mourn her loss. The burial was in
Lake View Cemetery.
From Victor Herald 9 May 1902
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Joseph Paull died at the home of his
niece, Mrs. Latimer Andrews, where he had been living for some weeks,
Wednesday forenoon. His remains were taken to Honeoye, his former home,
where the funeral services were held. He was eighty-seven years old and
has a sister living.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 1 May 1907
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Died, at her home in the town of West
Bloomfield, Sunday, April 21, Mercy Elizabeth, wife of the
late David A. Paull, aged
69 years. Mrs. Paull was the
daughter of Stephen and Betsey Waldron Francis, and one of a family of
seven children born in Bristol. She leaves an only child, Miss Agnes M.
Paull, who has the sympathy of all in her bereavement. She leaves two
brothers, John H. of Washington, D. C., and Charles W. of Bristol; and
one sister, Mrs Marie McMillan. She was woman of much culture, enjoying
the respect of all. Burial at Baptist Hill.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 October 1942
Mrs. Mary L. Pavlak, widow of the late Victor Pavlak, died this
morning at her home at 23 Cortland street, following a short illness.
She is survived by one son, William of Geneva; one daughter, Mrs. Mary
H. MacInerney; and three granddaughters, Mary, Frances and Helen, of
Hollywood, California. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 8:30
at the home and at 9 o'clock from St. Stephen's Church. Interment will
be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Naples Record 27 November 1875
Allen Payne, Farmington, died recently; he was 74 years old and lived on his farm 72 years.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 August 1909
Manchester, N. Y. - The remains of Andrew J. Payne, who
died while visiting relatives in Bantford, Canada, were brought to his
home and the funeral held in the town of Farmington Monday. Mr. Payne
had been a lifelong resident in that town, was 65 years of age, and is
survived by two children, a son and a daughter.
From Shortsville Enterprise 3 July 1908
Farmington, N. Y. - The sudden and unexpected death of Mrs.
Andrew Payne, which occurred on Tuesday, has saddened our
community. Mrs. Payne had been a great sufferer from a nervous disease
which baffled the skill of her physicians. She seemed in usual health
on Tuesday, and when Mr. Payne and son returned home after an absence
of one and a half hours, they found that the wife and mother had passed
to the land where there is no more parting and "God shall wipe all
tears from their eyes."
From Shortsville Enterprise 25 December 1913
Mrs. S. J. Smith mourns the death of her estimable father, George
which occurred at his Farmington home on Monday, Dec. 8,
following a stroke of paralysis. The funeral was held the following
Thursday from the Friends' church and interment was made in North
Farmington cemetery. Five daughters and two sons survive.
From Victor Herald 15 March 1907
The death of Mrs. Jane Payne, a lifelong resident of the
town of Farmington, occurred at her home on Monday afternoon, March
4th, 1907. Mrs. Payne was born March 11th, 1811, in Farmington,
on the farm now in possession of Milton A. Smith, in a log house, the
only landmark of its situation being a horse block now standing where
the chimney of the house had its foundation. Her parents, William and
Martha Hill Brown, were natives of Rhode Island and came to this state
in 1790. She was married July 2nd, 1834, to George, son of Gideon and
Phebe Hill Payne, who came from Massachusetts and were among the early
settlers of the town. Six children were born to them, four of whom
survive: Andrew G. Payne, Martha L. Padgham and Hannah L. Norton of
Farmington; and Phebe L. Corrigan of Canada; and ten grandchildren and
four great-grandchildren. The eldest son, Gideon B. Payne, died in 1880
and the youngest daughter, Florence L. Payne, died in 1905. Mrs. Payne
was left a widow in the year 1847. By hard industry, economy and
perseverance, with the advice and counsel of her brother, Levi A.
Brown, who, having no children, was appointed guardian to his nephews
and nieces, she succeeded in removing the debt left upon the farm at
the time of her husband's death, in the meantime giving her children a
good education. Her sympathy for the bereaved and suffering was always
expressed by works more than in words.
At the time of the Civil War, she opened her house many times to the
public and helped to devise ways of contributing means for the comfort
and relief of the soldiers in the hospitals. She was a strong advocate
of temperance in her younger years and helped in carrying on the work
of the Womans' Christian Temperance Union since it was first organized
in the town in 1877. She was a member of the Orthodox Friends church
for more than thirty years, giving liberally to its support and
attending services faithfully until failing health prevented. Mrs.
Payne had outlived all those with whom she associated in early life,
many of whose names she could recall, while memory failed those of the
nearest relationship. For six years she had been under the care of
nurses, her physical and mental powers gradually failing. Patiently she
awaited the summons which released the spirit from its frail tenement
to enter the mansions above. The funeral services were held at her home
Thursday afternoon, Mary S. Knowles of Union Springs, a former pastor
of the Friends church, officiating. The interment was in the Friends
From Ontario County Chronicle 20 August 1902
Manchester, N. Y. - At the home of his son, Fred, in this village,
on Friday night, occurred the death of John Payne, after a
lingering illness, aged 73 years. He was the oldest of seven children
of David and Samantha Payne, and his whole life prior to his last
illness was passed in Farmington. He attended school at Palmyra and in
his home district, and in 1851 married Achsah McLouth Ostrander, their
married life extending over a period of 50 years. Nine children were
born to them, six of whom survive: Mrs. John Stafford of Birch Run,
Mich.; Mrs. Frances Shreve of Bridgeport, Mich.; Frank M. of Locust
Corners, Mich.; Clarence A. and Edward L. of Farmington, and Fred C. of
Manchester. Mr. Payne is also survived by four brothers: Dewitt
of Corunna, Mich.; Cuyler of Manchester; Collins of Farmington; Eugene
of Sodus and one sister, Mrs. James Chittenden of Manchester. The
funeral was held from the home on Monday. The interment in Brookside
From Geneva Daily Times 18 June 1907
John Payne, aged 78 years, died this morning at 10:20 o'clock
at his home, No. 225 Pulteney street, after an illness of only three
weeks. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis. He was born in England
but came to this country with his parents when he was but two years
He came directly to this city and vicinity where he has resided his
life. Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, John Jr., and
and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Hooper, all of this city. Burial
From Geneva Gazette 31 March 1871
Passing Away - The venerable sexton of Trinity Church, John
Payne, Sr., died at his residence on Wednesday last, after a brief
illness. He was an old time resident, respected for his correct
habits of life and faithful discharge of every duty assumed
by or confided to him. His age was 66 years, and been employed as
sexton for the past 20 years.
From Geneva Gazette 7 April 1871
Last week we announced the death of John Payne, Sr., the venerable
sexton of Trinity Church. Today we chronicle the death of his
consort, who survived him only six days. Thus were they not
divided in death who so long had been united in life.
From Shortsville Enterprise 2 February 1912
The death of Mrs. Judson Payne occurred at her home in
East avenue on Saturday night about eleven o'clock, her demise being
occasioned by a stroke of paralysis which she had suffered the previous
day. She had been in poor health for some months, recovering only a few
weeks ago from a severe attack of pneumonia. Mrs. Payne was born in
this State and her maiden name was Miss Sarah Compton. Since her
marriage, about fifty years ago, she had made her home in Manchester,
then for twenty years in Hudson, Mich., later in Canandaigua on the
Brewster farm in the town of Farmington, and for the past three years
in the Parlor Village. She had been affiliated with the local M. E.
Church and was a staunch member. She is survived by her husband, Judson
Payne, of East avenue, and one daughter, Mrs. Frank Jennings of
Canandaigua. The funeral services were held from her late home on
Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, the officiating clergyman being Rev.
H. F. Hill, pastor of the Manchester M. E. Church. The burial was made
in Brookside Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 19 February 1897
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Lucinda Payne died at her home in
Farmington on Wednesday, aged 91 years. She was born in Farmington in
1806, where she has always lived. She is survived by two brothers and a
From Victor Herald 1 June 1900
Lyman H. Payne died at his residence one-half mile south of
Brownsville late Wednesday night. Mr. Payne had suffered from general
paralysis for about a year, and had been confined to his bed for about
five months. He was fifty-three years of age. Mr. Payne was a lifelong
resident of the town of Farmington, had always been a farmer, and a man
of quiet, unassuming demeanor. He is survived
by his wife and six young children.
From Ontario County Journal 25 October 1878
Marvin A. Payne, a well-known resident of Manchester, died of
liver complaint at Manchester Center on Tuesday, the 22d inst., leaving
a wife and daughter. His age was about 45 years.
From Ontario County Chronicle 12 December 1900
Farmington, N. Y. - One of the saddest events to occur in
Farmington since the Porter D. Smith family was nearly annihilated at
Tuttles crossing last winter, was the death of Mrs. Nettie Payne last
with grip for a week, when neuralgia of the
heart set in and she died suddenly. Her husband, Lyman Payne, died last
spring. By the death of Mrs. Payne, six children are left orphans:
Charles, aged 17 years, the oldest, Lucinda, aged two years, the
youngest. Between these two are Reuben, Olney, Ruth and Willard. Mrs.
Payne was 44 years old and leaves to mourn her loss with her children,
a mother, Mrs. Sarah Peckham, and a sister, Mrs. Lydia Jeffrey, all of
Farmington. Charles, the oldest son, is dangerously ill with grip. The
physician fears pneumonia.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 November 1895
Stephen Payne, aged 72, died at noon yesterday at his home in
Stanley, of a complication of diseases, resulting from old age.
Deceased was born in Ireland, and came to America forty-two years ago.
He settled in Canandaigua and remained there until seven years ago,
when he removed to Geneva. His residence in
Geneva continued for over five years, when he went to Stanley to
live with his son, the Rev. Father Payne, formerly curate at St.
Francis de Sales church, in this village, now of Charlotte, N. Y.
was an honorable devout Christian man, a true friend and a noble
and father. During his residence in Geneva, he made innumerable
and the keen sympathy expressed because of his departure attests the
feeling that existed for him in the hearts of those whom he knew. His
wife preceded him to the eternal home, and a daughter and one son,
Rev. Father Payne, are his only family survivors. The funeral services
will be held at Stanley tomorrow at 10 o'clock and the remains will
be taken to Canandaigua for burial, in charge of funeral Director
of this place.
From Shortsville Enterprise 3 August 1916
Last Thursday morning occurred the death of William Judson Payne,
a native of Farmington, and a former resident of the Parlor
His age was 83 years. William Judson Payne was born in the township of
Farmington on Dec. 6, 1832, the son of Allen and Sophronia Payne. At
time his father was the largest land owner in Western New York. He was
the last surviving member of the family, a sister, Mrs. Harriet
of Manchester, having died in November, 1915. In his early life Mr.
was a stock buyer of considerable note in this vicinity, and with the
of 15 years, passed in the West, had spent most of his life in this
He resided in Shortsville until the death of his wife four years ago,
broke up the home. The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Frank Jennings of
Canandaigua; a granddaughter and three nieces. The funeral services
held from the Stoddard undertaking rooms in this village on Saturday
at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. D. H. MacKenzie, pastor of the Presbyterian
officiating. The interment was made in Brookside cemetery.
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