"Ped" to "Pf" Obituaries



From Geneva Daily Times 30 September 1915

Mrs. Catherine Peel,
wife of George A. Peel, died at her home, 73 Genesee street, this morning at 2 o'clock. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Miss Anna E. Peel, of this city; and one sister, Mrs. Peter Kane of Rowley, Iowa. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock at the home and at 9 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales church.



From Geneva Advertiser 8 May 1888

Mr. Joseph Peel
died suddenly last Thursday afternoon, of heart disease. He had been in his usual health, and was about the streets, and over at his son's (Geo. A. Peel) bottling works on that day.



From Geneva Gazette 6 August 1875

Mrs. Joseph Peel,
a woman of middle age, died very suddenly on Sunday morning last.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 28 August 1907

On Wednesday afternoon a trolley car struck and killed Almond Peeler, near the County House. He was a former inmate of the institution and in attempting to signal the car, became confused and stepped upon the track. Peeler was 57 years of age and is survived by his wife and one daughter, who reside in Rochester.



From Ontario County Journal 4 February 1910

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - James Peeling
died at his home west of the village last week Thursday after a long illness. His funeral was held Saturday afternoon, Rev. Louis Wilson officiating. Interment was made at East Bloomfield. Two sons survive.



From Ontario County Journal 5 March 1880

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. James Peeling,
aged 69 years, died very suddenly of heart disease last Saturday afternoon. Funeral services were held at the late residence of the deceased on Wednesday, Rev. J. P. Skeele officiating.



From Ontario County Chronicle 18 March 1903

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah Peeling,
wife of T. W. Peeling, postmaster, died at her home here Saturday night at the age of 61 years. She is survived by her husband, three daughters, Adie, Susan and Bertha A., residing here; one brother, James, residing at Gainesville, N. Y.; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Bond of Gainesville, Mrs. William Gross of Scottsville, Mrs. Flora Howes of East Bloomfield, Mrs. Mary and Mrs. Lydia Hollenbeck of Rochester. Funeral Wednesday afternoon.



From Ontario County Journal 24 July 1914

Thomas W. Peeling
died yesterday morning at his home in East Bloomfield after an illness of several months, aged 77 years and 11 months. Funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock with burial in East Bloomfield cemetery, Rev. W. D. Robinson officiating. He leaves three daughters, Misses Addie, Susan and Bertha Peeling, all of East Bloomfield for sixteen years.



From Ontario County Chronicle 28 May 1902

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
At his home, one mile north of this village, on the 19th instant, Benjamin Peer died at the age of 80 years. Mr. Peer had been a resident of the town for fifty years. He leaves a wife, three sons and six daughters: Richard of Rochester, Benjamin of Honeoye Falls, Abram of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Susie Howard of Warren, Ohio, Ella of Warren, Pa., Nora of Rochester, Mrs. S. Torrey of Rushville, Mrs. Henry Wilkins and Julia of this place.



From Victor Herald 11 March 1904

The death of Cornelius James Peer, for several years superintendent of the Locke Insulator Works, occurred at his residence on Maple avenue, Thursday afternoon, March 10th, 1904. He was thirty-three years of age. The funeral will be held from the house Sunday afternoon, at two o'clock. Mr. Peer is survived by his wife, mother, a brother, William, and sister, Mrs. Fred M. Locke, all of this village.



From Ontario Repository and Messenger 4 August 1875

Rachel Humphrey Peet - Victor, N. Y. -
Died in this village, on Thursday morning, July 29th, Mrs. A. L. Peet, after a lingering and painful illness. Rachel Maria Humphrey was born May 3rd, 1808, in the town of East Bloomfield. Her father, Mr. Jonathan Humphrey, a descendant from the puritan, was among the early pioneers to this section of country, and she early became with their righteous ways and followed in their christian precepts. January 16th, 1834, she became the wife of Abiram L. Peet. For several yrs past she was in invalid receiving all the care and attention that could be bestowed. Seven years ago she went to New Jersey on the seacoast, in hope of relief, but without success. Since then she did not fully recover her usual health. The funeral services were at the Presbyterian church, the following Friday afternoon, the Rev. Wm. B. Marsh, the pastor, officiating. The services were deeply impressive, the discourse being regarded as one of the most eloquent and touchingly beautiful ever delivered within this sacred edifice.

Thank you, Cheri Branca, for correcting the marriage date.



From Ontario County Journal 27 January 1905

Bristol Center, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Hayes Peevey,
wife of Charles Peevey, died at her home west of here on Monday, after a few weeks' illness. She was born here 26 years ago and had always lived here. The funeral was held on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock, from the Union church in Egypt, Rev. S. Mills Day, officiating. The Interment was in Bristol cemetery. The deceased is survived by her husband; her father, Arzy Hayes; three small children; and one brother, Myron Hayes of Bristol.



From Clifton Springs Press 31 October 1918

Mary Frances Gilman,
widow of the late Andrew Peirce of Clifton Springs, passed peacefully away early Monday morning, aged 83 years. Mrs. Peirce leaves two daughters, Mrs. Jesse Taylor Jackson of Clifton Springs, and Mrs. William Ennis of Newport, R. I. Mr. Peirce, who was actively interested in the pioneer railway developments of the country and an intimate associate in this enterprise with "Tom Scott", Jay Gould and Commodores Garrison and Vanderbilt, came with his family to the Sanitarium in 1877 for Mrs. Peirce's health and were guests of the institution for many years, later purchasing the home on Kendall street, where the family have since resided. Mrs. Peirce's long life has been continuously given to good works and there are many who will rise up and call her Blessed. Yesterday, the Rev. Dr. Richardson, Chaplain of the Sanitarium, assisted by the Rev. Dr. Adams, conducted the funeral services at the home, which owing to the present epidemic were attended by family only. Interment at the Clifton Springs cemetery. General and Mrs. Ennis arrived Wednesday morning.



From Geneva Daily Times 28 October 1918

Mrs. Nellie Dewey Pelton,
wife of Charles Pelton of 335 Exchange street, died this morning at the City Hospital, following an attack of pneumonia, preceded by influenza. Besides her husband, she leaves one son, Homer Pelton and one daughter, Beatrice Pelton of this city; her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Erastus Dewey of Geneva; one sister in Fulton, and two brothers, one at Medina and one at Plattsburg.



From Geneva Daily Times 11 March 1897

Mrs. Cathrine Pembroke, wife of Edward Pembroke, died this morning at 4:00 at the the family residence in Jackson street. The deceased was 76 years of age and has resided in Geneva for 61 years. She was an exemplary christian woman and beloved woman and beloved by a wide circle of acquaintances. Mrs. Pembroke is survived by a husband and three children, James and Mary Pembroke and Margaret Murphy by her first husband. The funeral will be held on Saturday morning at ten o'clock from St. Francis de Sales church.



From Geneva Gazette 16 January 1891

John Pembroke,
an old and esteemed citizen, passed away at his home on Genesee street Sunday night.  A few weeks ago Mr. Pembroke was stricken with paralysis.  His friends hoped for his ultimate recovery but such was not the case, and his respected family mourns the loss of an honored head.  Mr. Pembroke was about 72 years of age.  He came to Geneva in 1821, and since then has been a highly esteemed member of the community.  By hard and conscientious labor, he had amassed a snug competence. A widow, a daughter Miss Mary, and two sons, Michael and Patrick, survive him.  the funeral was held yesterday morning from St. Francis de Sales church at 10 o'clock.



From Geneva Daily Times 12 August 1910

Coroner Flint this morning conducted a further investigation into the cause of the death of Mrs. Patrick Pembroke, who was found dead yesterday. Doctors Collie and McCarthy visited the Pembroke home and made an examination of the body. As a result the physicians decided death was due to gastritis. It was the opinion of the physicians, however, that death would not have resulted had the woman received proper care. It was declared today that the woman had been left alone in the house for several days and that she had received very little nourishment. These facts played an important part in connection with the woman's death. The investigation failed to show that there had been any foul play in connection with the case, however, and while it was found that there had evidently been neglect, death apparently resulted from natural causes. After the Coroner had fully gone into the facts this morning, it was decided that no further investigation would be had.



From Ontario County Times 2 December 1874

Mr. Thos. Penbroke,
living on Gorham street, in this place, formerly of Bellon, died from the effects of lockjaw last evening. Although a carpenter by trade, he had been of late engaged as a brakeman on the Northern Central railroad. On Monday the 23d ult., the day before his time expired, he met with an accident at Penn Yan, by which one of his hands was badly hurt. No bones were broken, and no serious results were anticipated. But the latter part of the week a nervous fever set in, and on Monday there were indications of lockjaw, which rapidly increased in severity, and on last evening, as above stated, terminated in the death of the unfortunate man. The deceased was about thirty-five years of age, and leaves a family of a wife and five children, one of whom was born since the accident.



From Geneva Gazette 20 April 1900

Mrs. Edward P. Pendle,
aged 36 years, died at her late residence, 152 Hamilton street, last Friday afternoon. A little more than a week previous, Mrs. Pendle accidentally pricked her thumb with a needle while she was sewing. As the pain was great, Dr. DeLaney was summoned. The following day the thumb was greatly swollen. It was amputated, but the poison had permeated the arm. De DeLaney summoned Dr. Eddy and Dr. McCarthy of this city, and Dr. Jones of Rochester, in consultation. They recommended that the arm be amputated at the shoulder. Mrs. Pendle refused consent. The flesh of the forearm was shredded and the bone scraped, but to no avail. In the meantime, the pain and suffering caused the premature birth of a child which also died. Mrs. Pendle is survived by her husband and two daughters.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 April 1905

Peter Pendle,
fifty years of age, died at 5 o'clock this morning at the home of his father, George Pendle, on the Lake road opposite the pumping station. The deceased was born in England and came to this country and city thirty-six years ago. Besides his father, the deceased is survived by two brothers and three sisters. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the house. Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 24 March 1899

Phelps, N. Y. - William Penn,
who has resided on West Main street for several years, died of old age last Friday, aged 83 years. One son, Charles E., and a sister, Mrs. W. J. Brown, survive. The funeral services were held from the residence last Monday forenoon and interment was made at Hopewell, his former home.



From Neapolitan Record 29 September 1881

Honeoye - Abraham Pennell
died at his late residence on Saturday morning, Sept. 24, at the advanced age of 83 years.



From Ontario County Journal 13 July 1894

Honeoye, N. Y. -
Died, on Monday morning, July 9, after a lingering illness, Mrs. Cornelia Steele Pennell, wife of A. Randolph Pennell, aged 54 years. Brief funeral services were held from the house at 7 p.m. On Tuesday morning the remains were taken to her old home in Rochester, where the last services were held on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., with interment at Mount Hope.



From Ontario County Journal 4 August 1916

Honeoye, N. Y. - 
On Saturday evening occurred the death of Frank G. Pennell at his home on Main street. Mr. Pennell had been in feeble health for some time. He was born in this town on May 23, 1828, and had always lived here. His father, John Pennell, came from Colerain, Mass., to Courtland county and later to Ontario County and settled east of Honeoye. He was the eldest of eight children, the only surviving one now being George W. Pennell of Atchison, Kansas. For many years Mr. Pennell lived on a farm on the east lake road, coming to Honeoye to live a few years ago. He was a progressive farmer, also a trader in stock to a considerable extent. He introduced hop growing in this town and was much interested in alfalfa growing, being for many years the only one in this vicinity raising it. He received his education at Lima seminary. His first wife was Miss Sarah Blackmer, of Cattaragus county, who died a number of years ago. Later he married Mrs. Minnie Allen of Canandaigua. He leaves his wife and brother; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Laughlin of Oakland, Cal., and Mrs. F. H. Kent of Bristol. He was a life-long a member of the Congregational church. The funeral was held on Tuesday from his late home. Burial was made in the family plot in Lakeview Cemetery.



From Naples Record 17 September 1884

Honeoye, N. Y. - 
Died on Saturday morning, at 2 a.m., September 13, John Pennell, aged 88 years and 5 months. The funeral was held from the Congregational church on Monday, the 15th, at 3 o'clock, Rev. S. M. Day, clergyman. The interment was in the family lot at Lake View.



From Ontario County Journal 11 November 1892

Honeoye, N. Y. - Lester Pennell,
until the last four years a resident of this place, died of heart disease on Monday, November 7, aged 50 years. The funeral services and interment were from his late home in Weedsport, Cayuga county. He leaves a widow and three little sons. Mr. Pennell was a well-known nurseryman and had an extensive acquaintance throughout Western New York. His death is universally regretted.



From Ontario County Journal 5 May 1899

Honeoye, N. Y. -
Died at her home near Honeoye, on Wednesday, April 26, Mrs. Sarah Blackmer Pennell, wife of F. G. Pennell, in the 57th year of her age. Mrs. Pennell was the daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth Hayes Blackmer of Livonia, Livingston county, and her early years were passed in that town. After the usual time passed in the primary schools, she became a student and in due time a graduate of Ingham university, LeRoy. Soon after her graduation, she was married to Mr. Pennell, and took up her abode with him on the farm where, I think, they have ever since resided. Mrs. Pennell has led a very active life, having always been earnestly engaged in church work and in social, literary and educational affairs. But she will be longest and most lovingly remembered for her kindly ministrations to the poor, the suffering and the sorrowing of the community in which she lived. Her health had always been perfect, and her sudden death from pneumonia  was a terrible shock to her friends. Her husband and two daughters, Miss Elizabeth Pennell, who is engaged in teaching in Denver, Col., and Mrs. F. H. Kent of Bristol, survive. The funeral was attended from her late home on Friday afternoon, April 28, and was conducted by her pastor of many years, Rev. S. M. Day. The large attendance of neighbors and friends on that occasion was an indication of the esteem in which she was held. The sympathy of the whole community goes out to the husband and daughters in their sore affliction.



From Phelps Citizen 16 November 1922

The body of William Pennsworth, an ex-service man, whose death occurred on Saturday at the United States Veteran's Hospital in New Haven, Conn., where he became an inmate about two months ago, arrived in Phelps on Monday morning and was taken to the family home in William street. Funeral services of a military character were held at St. Francis church on Wednesday morning, Rev. E. B. Simpson officiating with burial in St. Francis cemetery. Mr. Pennsworth, who was 34 years of age, was born at Tunkhannock, Pa., and had lived in Phelps for the past five years, coming here from Manchester, where he was employed in the train service of the Lehigh Valley railroad. At the beginning of the war, he enlisted with Company B, 27th Division, but in camp, contracting tuberculosis, he was barred from being an active participant in the service. The surviving members of his family are his wife and two young sons, Julius and William of Phelps; a sister, Mrs. Grant Bowen of Phelps; and a brother, Fred Pennsworth of Laceyville, Pa.



From Ontario County Journal 9 May 1879

Alvin Penoyer,
whose funeral was held at our church Sunday, the 20th ult., was the son of John Penoyer who came to this neighborhood from Watertown, Jefferson Co., in the spring of 1814, he being then thirteen years old. He was the oldest of thirteen children -- six sons and seven daughters. Rev. Joseph S. Penoyer is the only brother left. Four of the sisters are living. When we say that Mr. Penoyer was strictly honest we believe we are speaking the sentiments of all who knew him. In his younger days he was one of our most active and influential citizens. His decline has been a long and gradual one.



From Ontario County Chronicle 18 March 1903

Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Ann Penoyer,
widow of the late Rev. J. S. Penoyer, died at the home of her nephew, Lyman Holcomb of Seneca Point, on Friday last, aged 89 years. The funeral was held from Academy church Sunday at 12 o'clock; burial in cemetery at that place. Aunt Anna, as she was familiarly known, as the oldest daughter of the late Winthrop Holcomb, one of the oldest settlers in this place, and had always lived in this vicinity, loved and respected by all. She leaves one son, H. A. Penoyer of Hicks Point, and two brothers, F. C. Holcomb of this place and Alfred Holcomb of Michigan.



From Ontario County Journal 7 September 1900

Frank E. Penoyer,
a former resident of this town, died at East Hamlin, Monroe county, on Tuesday, aged 47 years. Besides a wife and daughter, Miss Maude Penoyer, a sister, Mrs. D. C. Shay, of this village, survives. Burial was at Cheshire yesterday, Rev. J. Q. Adams officiating.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 1 November 1928

Canandaigua, Oct. 31 - Mrs. Sarah Emma Penoyer, 66.
died in her home at Cheshire Tuesday evening. She was born at Newark, Wayne County, the daughter of Isaac N. and Mary A. Patrick and was married to John C. Penoyer of Canandaigua town many years ago. Besides her husband, she leaves two sons and four daughters: Charles and George Penoyer, Mrs. Mary Forbes, Mrs. Stuart Van Wie, and Mrs. Leo A. Boyle, all of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Hobart Gerlach of Shortsville. Funeral from the home Friday at 1 o'clock.



From Neapolitan Record 24 June 1885

Sterling Penoyer
of Cheshire was buried on Saturday last at 2 p.m. He died on Thursday at his home there after a long illnes. He was well-known in this town and vicinity, and favorably so, as an energetic, prudent, upright man. Several of the relatives from here attended the funeral. He leaves a wife and son to especially mourn the loss, also a large circle of friends who sincerely mourn.



From Ontario County Journal 22 May 1903

The death of Mrs. Bridget Coursey Pentony occurred at her home on Niagara street on Monday. The deceased was 81 years of age, and death was caused by the infirmities of old age. The only surviving member of the family is one grandson, Henry Pentony. The funeral was held from St. Mary's church on Wednesday morning.



From Ontario County Times 23 April 1890

Port Gibson, N. Y. - Mr. Abram B. Peper,
one of our oldest and most respected citizens, died at his home in this village on Monday, April 14, at the age of 74 years. The funeral was held at his late residence on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. J. B. Sheerer officiating. Mr. Peper had been for the greater part of his life a resident of this place and for many years was a local preacher in these parts.



From Geneva Daily Times 23 October 1906

Canandaigua, N. Y. -
Claude H. Wheeler, who works the Edward Nicholson farm in Hopewell, made a horrible discovery this morning as he was passing through an unfrequented part of the farm. As he jumped across a small stream which runs between high banks, he was suddenly confronted with the dead body of a man sitting upright. The body had commenced to decompose. Wheeler notified Coroner Warner, of Canandaigua, and after an investigation, that official concluded that the man had been dead about ten days. It was some time before the body was identified as that of Pietro Pepperno, aged about 35 years, an Italian, who had made his home on and off at the county farm nearby. Pepperno left about two weeks ago and it was supposed that he had found work in Geneva. The cause of his death is unknown, but it is suspected that he fell into the stream in attempting to cross it and while able to drag himself to the banks, was so exhausted that he expired. Part of the body was still in the water when found. Pepperno had been in this country about three years and was unmarried. The remains were turned over to Undertaker Curtice, of this place, for burial.



From Phelps Citizen 15 May 1902

Mrs. Amanda L.,
wife of Henry Percey, died at her home Saturday evening, after a lingering illness of Bright's disease. She was born in this town 61 years ago and all of her life was spent in this vicinity. She was a daughter of the late Simeon Harmon, who was born in this town as was also her mother, who was a sister of the late Oliver Crothers. She was married to Henry Percey, who with two daughters, Mrs. Charles Gardner and Mrs. C. E. Leggett, are left to mourn her loss. Two sisters, Mrs. S. L. Olmsted and Mrs. William Biddlecome of Garvanza, Cal., and William. Harmon of Wolf Creek, Mich., also survive. The funeral was largely attended from the home Tuesday afternoon, Rev. F. M. Hayes, D. D., of Newark officiating, and interment was made at Newark.



From Ontario County Times 14 May 1879

Victor, N. Y. - John Perhamus,
whose death is briefly announced in another part of this paper, was a resident of Canandaigua for more than half a century. He was a native of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, but came to this place in 1827. In 1831 he was married to a daughter of the late Freeman Atwater, one of the pioneer settlers, who came here in 1794, and who at one time kept the Ontario House, now the Globe Hotel, and afterwards built the house on Jail street, in which Mr. Perhamus died. the deceased was an upright, worthy citizen, and his death, although not unexpected, will be sincerely mourned. His surviving family consists of his wife and two married daughters.



From Geneva Daily Times 28 November 1902

David Perkins
died at his late residence, 72 William street, at 7:40 o'clock yesterday morning, aged 57 years. The deceased had been in poor health for the past year, but had not been considered dangerously ill until seven weeks ago, when he took to his bed.  Death resulted from heart failure.  Mr. Perkins was born in Gorham where he resided until he came to this city seven years ago. He was for years a member of Gorham lodge, F. & A. M. He is survived by a widow, two sisters, Mrs. Abbie Philips of Gorham, and Mrs. Susan Gillette of Ferguson, N. Y., and by one brother, Charles T. Perkins, of this city. Prayers will be said at the house at 9:15 o'clock tomorrow morning, by Rev. G. C. Baner.  The remains will be taken to Gorham, where a Masonic funeral will take place from the Presbyterian church. Interment will be in the Gorham cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 4 January 1928

The death of Mrs. Jane Perkins, aged 73 years, occurred this morning at her home at 104 Mill street. She is survived by one son, Charles Perkins; a sister, Mrs. Anna Pulver and a grandson, Robert W. Perkins. Mrs. Perkins was a member of the Seneca Rebekah Lodge No. 159. Members of that organization will attend the funeral in a body. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from her late home with Rev. Alexander Thompson officiating. Interment will be made in Gorham.



From Geneva Daily Times 1 November 1905

Gorham, N. Y. -
The death of John Perkins, an aged resident of this village, occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clarence Perkins, yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock. Arrangements for the funeral will be made today. the local lodge of Odd Fellows, of which he was a member, will have charge.

From Geneva Daily Times 2 November 1905

Gorham, N. Y. - The funeral of John S. Perkins took place Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence of C. W. Perkins. Rev. W. G. Reed, pastor of the Methodist church officiated. Mr. Perkins was about 78 years old and had been a life-long resident of this village and vicinity. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. James M. Stokoe and Mrs. Clarence Perkins. The body was escorted to the grave by the members of Stanley lodge No. 434, I. O. O. F., of which the deceased was a member. The lodge also officiated at the burial services. Many beautiful flowers were presented.



From Phelps Citizen 24 July 1879

Died in Phelps, Tuesday, July 15, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. K. M. Erlich, Lucinda Perkins, aged 72 years. Another loving mother and wise counselor has passed over the river to the land of the dead. Her life was one of long but patient suffering, waiting to be gathered home to the loved ones gone before. The deceased was a faithful and loving mother, good and kind neighbor, a true and devoted Christian, and she died in the full faith of salvation through Christ, her Redeemer and of a never-ending existence in the beautiful mansions above, where she can forever bask in the sunshine of infinite love.



From Geneva Daily Times 25 October 1918

Ernest T. Perrault,
of 20 Copeland avenue, died yesterday afternoon about 5 o'clock at the Geneva City Hospital, of pneumonia. He leaves his wife; one child; his father and mother and several brothers and sisters. The body was taken last night to Cohoes, N. Y., where his parents reside, and was accompanied by his wife and child. Funeral and burial will be at Cohoes.



From Ontario County Journal 14 December 1906

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Joseph Perrett
died on Sunday night, after an illness of one year from heart disease, aged 61 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Miss Lizzie Perrett and Mrs. Mary Whalen Leete of Rochester. The funeral was held on Wednesday morning from St. Bridget's church, Rev. P. A. Neville officiating.



From Penn Yan Democrat 22 April 1938

Died at Shortsville, Sunday, April 17, Mrs. Alberta King Perry, of Shortsville. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Catherine Newell of Shortsville; two sisters Miss Rena King, Penn Yan, Mrs. Florence Williamson, Corning; three brothers, Howard King of Rochester, Albert and Victor of Penn Yan. Funeral services were held at the home at Shortsville, Tuesday, with burial in Shortsville.



From Ontario County Journal 9 October 1891

Rushville, N. Y. - Mr. Benjamin Perry
died on Tuesday evening last, aged 83 years. His father, Captain Rouse Perry, was a prominent man in the early settlement of this section. Of a large family, the deceased was the last surviving son, a sister, Mrs. Marietta Younglove, of Clifton Springs, being the last of the family. The funeral was held on Thursday at the residence. A wife, three daughters and two sons survive him.



From Geneva Daily Times 30 December 1909

Mrs. Celestia G. Perry,
aged 65 years, died yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock after a lingering illness of dropsy, at the home of her son-in-law, John Malone, No. 245 North Main street. Besides her daughter, she leaves one sister, Mrs. Frank Curran, and one brother, Leander Cloharity of Tennessee. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the house. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., rector of St. Peter's Episcopal church will officiate and burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 22 February 1904

Charles W. Perry,
car record clerk at the Lehigh Valley freight office, died at 11:45 o'clock last night at his home, No. 59 LaFayette avenue, aged fifty-seven years. The deceased, who for several weeks had been troubled with his heart, was taken ill while at the freight office February 11. Without any material improvement he gradually grew worse until he died from neuralgia of the heart. Mr. Perry was born at Constantia, Oswego county. After a short residence near Kingston, N. Y., he came to this city about twenty-five years ago. For a time after coming here he was a cartman, but soon entered the employ of Schuyler Coe. On the death of Mr. Coe in 1893, Mr. Perry was appointed street commissioner by M. F. Blaine, then president of the village. During the month of April, 1895, Mr. Perry entered the employ of the Lehigh Valley, where he remained. The deceased was an active Odd Fellow, and had served as noble grand of Old Castle lodge. He was secretary of Old Castle lodge and one of the directors of the Odd Fellows' Building association. He was also active in the organization of the railroad men and was chief clerk of the local branch of the National Railroad Clerks' association. As a churchman, he was a member and regular attendant at the North Presbyterian church and had been an active member of the Scoon class since its organization. The deceased is survived by his mother, Mrs. M. A. Perry; one sister, Mrs. George R. Turner; one son, Herbert W. Perry, and one daughter, Alice E. Perry, all of this city. The funeral will take place at 3:30 Wednesday from the house. Rev. N. B. Remick, D. D., will officiate at the house and the Odd Fellows' burial service will be followed at the grave. Burial will be in Glenwood.



From Ontario County Times 23 June 1875

Rushville, N. Y. -
Death of Edward Perry - Our usually quiet village was stunned a few days since at the sudden and most unlooked for news of the death of this well-known citizen, which took place in Canandaigua, on the 8th inst., while visiting his daughter, Mrs. Samuel H. Torrey. We were all the more unprepared for the announcement, as he had been so recently seen in our midst taking his accustomed daily walks. We had no warning, and he but little, as he fell a victim to malignant erysipelas, which ran its course in the unusually short period of four and half days. A fitting, yet unostentatious, notice of the departure of one so long and so well-known for the part he played in the history of his native town, is not just to the community in which he lived as well as to the man. Mr. Perry was in his seventy-second year. He was the son of Capt. Rouse Perry, who emigrated from Rhode Island to the town of Potter, Yates county, at a very early day, and settled upon lands purchased of Judge Potter, two and a half miles southeast of this village. There are many still living in the community who well remember the generous as well as genial hospitality that the "old Captain" was wont to dispense in the light and warmth of the large, old-fashioned fireplace, from tables groaning under the weight of roast turkey, saddles of venison, and every variety of good cheer.

On this place, and amid such scenes, the object of this sketch was born and reared and their influence was not lost upon him to the last day of his life. He delighted in good company and a generous board. It is not difficult to imagine the kind of man needed at that day. Forests of heavy timber were to be felled and cleared, and the fields tilled, at an expense of bone and muscle, and an outlay of sheer strength that we know but little about in this generation with our labor-saving machinery. Mr. Perry was suited to the times in this respect. Formed on nature's grandest model, tall, broad-shouldered, deep-chested and muscular, he possessed a strength and power of endurance equal to the demand. A shapely head, covered with a "glory" of white hair, formed a fitting cap to so stately a column, and made him a marked figure among his fellows. Endowed with great energy of character - an energy that grappled with every obstacle - his success in life was commensurate with his strength, his energy and his industry. Probably there are few in all the region round about who struck sturdier blows, or more of them, than did he. Early in life he took up a tract of land in Middlesex, four miles west of this place, where he continued to reside till some ten years since, when he left the farm and removed to this village, where he has since remained enjoying, in a sensible way, the fruits of his years of toil. He had a manly, yet discriminating taste, that evinced itself in the spreading antlers and curious rocky formations that ornamented the grounds of his well-appointed and handsome residence. His health has always been exceptionally good, though an infirmity of a rheumatic nature has, for several years, rendered walking difficult; but he possessed an exuberance of spirit and a philosophy which enabled him to bear it with an almost stoical indifference.

His family relations were of the happiest, and the attachments mutual. There survive him his wife and three of the four children born to them - Mrs. Snell, wife of Rev. Nelson Snell of Rochester; Mrs. Samuel H. Torrey of Canandaigua; and Woodworth N. Perry, who resides on the homestead in Middlesex. On all of them the blow falls with unusual severity, because so unexpected. He fell like one of his primitive oaks - swayed and broken by a fierce and sudden blast. He leaves behind him solid respect and regret. The race, of which he was a noble example, is almost extinct. Give them all honor.



From Ontario County Journal 27 August 1915

The death of Frank Perry, a Civil War veteran, occurred at Memorial Hospital on Saturday after a week's illness, aged 70 years. He leaves a son, John, and two daughters, of Canandaigua; and a brother, Harvey Perry of Manchester. Mr. Perry was a carpenter by trade, and belonged to the old school of high class mechanics developed in the day when nearly all carpenter work was done by hand. Rev. A. M. Wilkin, of New York City, officiated at the funeral services held at the Curtice undertaking rooms. Interment was in Naples.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 May 1908

Shortsville, N. Y. - Frank W. Perry,
50 years of age, the editor of the Shortsville Enterprise, died suddenly this morning at his home. Yesterday he was in usual health and in connection with his editorial work prepared a sketch of Charles Bryant, one of the old Shortsville residents, who recently died. Mr. Perry is survived by a widow, three sons, John, Earl and Irvin and one daughter, Elizabeth. Burial Brookside Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 14 October 1887

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Frank Perry,
of Bristol Springs, died at the residence of her sister, Mrs. George Reed, in this village, on Tuesday, on consumption. She was a woman highly esteemed by her neighbors. The funeral was on Thursday.



From Geneva Daily Times 9 January 1930

Fred Perry,
aged 79, died suddenly last evening on Main street, while on his way to the office of Dr. C. C. Lytle, with members of his family. He was seized with a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance but was dead when he reached there. He is survived by one son, Joseph; four daughters, Mrs. Nicholas Sloane, Mrs. Philip D'Amico, Mrs. Joseph Coluzzi and Miss Rose Perry, all of Geneva; and 15 grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 8:30 o'clock Saturday morning from his late home, 67 Humbert street, and 9 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 19 June 1922

Shortsville, N. Y., Jan. 18 -
The funeral of Mrs. Hattie I. Perry, who died yesterday morning at the family home in Booth street, will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, from the house, and burial will follow in Brookside cemetery. Mrs. Perry was born April 30, 1855, in Geneva, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Mitchell Dove, and received her education in the Geneva schools. After her marriage to Frank H. Perry, they continued to reside in Geneva for a time, moved to Canandaigua, and 1884, came to Shortsville, where Mr. Perry purchased the Shortsville enterprise, which he edited until his death, May 8, 1908. From that date until 1913, Mrs. Perry was sole owner of the Shortsville paper, selling out in that year to her son, Earl F. Perry, the present owner. She was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal church, Geneva. She leaves three sons, John H. Perry, Earl F. Perry and Irving D. Perry; one daughter, Miss Elizabeth Perry; two granddaughters, Miss Cathleen Perry and Marian Perry; and one grandson, Donald Perry, all of this village.



From Ontario County Journal 3 June 1887

Naples, N. Y. - Jeremiah Perry died at his home on Sunday. He was a young man of 36, the fourth son of his widowed mother who has passed away in manhood -- two of them victims of the rebellion. Jerry had been crippled in his limbs since he was a boy of twelve or fourteen, the result of cruel overwork by a man who had taken him to bring up. He was a pleasant, industrious young man, and much respected. The funeral was from his mother's residence on Tuesday, conducted by Rev. Mr. Millard.



From Ontario County Times 30 July 1890

Port Gibson, N. Y. -Mr. Jesse Perry,
the oldest resident in this vicinity, died at his home in this village on Tuesday evening, July 22, in the 91st year of his age. The funeral was held at his late residence on the following Thursday, the Rev. J. B. Sheerer, officiating. Mr. Perry was one of the pioneer settlers in this part of the country and until the past two or three years has been able to get about quite well.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 December 1906

Gorham, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Mary Perry, who died early in the week at her home near Ferguson's Corners, was held from the house on Thursday at 11 o'clock a.m. Rev. A. H. Knight of this village officiated. Burial took place in Little Church cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 30 January 1891

Bristol Springs, N. Y. -
We have to report the death of Mrs. Mary A. Perry, another of our older residents. Mrs. Perry had been a resident of our town for more than a quarter century, had been a great worker and lately a great sufferer, but her sufferings came to an end yesterday morning. She was upward of seventy years of age.



From Geneva Daily Times 11 August 1906

Mrs. Mary Ann Perry, widow of the late William H. Perry, died at 4:30 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George R. Turner of No. 110 Cherry street. The deceased was in her eighty-first year. While she has been in feeble health since last autumn, she has been seriously ill only since last Tuesday. The cause of death was general breaking down due to old age. She was born in Jeffery, New Hampshire, and came to Oswego county, N. Y., as a child of eight years. She lived in Oswego county until she came to Geneva twenty years ago. During her residence here she was a member of the North Presbyterian church. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Turner, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock Monday morning from the house, with Rev. N. B. Remick, D. D., pastor of the North Presbyterian church, officiating. After the service, the remains will be taken to Bernard's Bay, Oswego county, for burial.



From Geneva Daily Times 24 March 1902

Mrs. Mary M. Perry,
widow of William H. Perry, died at the Church Home hospital at 2 o'clock yesterday morning, aged 73 years.  The primary cause of the illness which resulted in death was a stroke of paralysis.  The deceased had been an inmate of the Church home for six months.  Mrs. Perry had resided in the immediate vicinity of Geneva all her life.  She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. James Cooley of this city, Mrs. James Kennedy of the Town of Seneca, and one sister, a resident of Fayette. The funeral will take place from the residence of James M. Kennedy, in Main street, at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Interment will be in Glenwood cemetery.  



From Ontario County Journal 6 May 1892

Naples, N. Y. - Orrin Perry,
an aged resident of this town and a good citizen, having been left alone, requested to be taken to the county house and Overseer Kenfield took him there on Saturday, April 25. He died in a week from that day. He owned a valuable little place.



From Ontario County Journal 13 November 1903

Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah E. Perry,
widow of the late Benjamin Perry, died of heart failure at her home west of this village on Thursday morning, Nov. 5, at the age of 79 years. She was an earnest christian and member of the Methodist church, and will be mourned by a large circle of friends and relatives. Four children, Mrs. Sayer of Mexico; Fred Perry of Hornellsville; and Robert Perry and Miss Inez Perry, of this place, who lived with her. The funeral was held from the Methodist church on Sunday afternoon, the pastor, Rev. A. W. Rice, officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 5 March 1909

Rushville, N. Y. - Clark Perryman,
an aged man, who for a number of years made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Tyler and since their decease, with their son, Frank Tyler and wife, died at the home of the latter on Saturday morning. His death was the result of a fall about a week previous, from which he suffered a fractured hip and other injuries. The funeral services were held from the Methodist church at Middlesex on Monday morning at 11 o'clock, Rev. H. C. Andrews officiating. He leaves one son, whose place of residence is unknown, and two sisters, Mrs. Martin Walters and Mrs. George Parsons of Middlesex.



From Ontario County Journal 15 August 1913

The funeral services of Mrs. Jennie Dyer Perryman, of Shortsville, whose death occurred at Memorial Hospital on Saturday, took place at the Presbyterian chapel on Tuesday. Rev. Guy L. Morrill officiated. Besides her husband, she leaves four sons of Shortsville; one sister, Mrs. Libbie Ludlow of Rushville; and one brother, Walter Dyer, of Honeoye Falls.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 28 December 1870

Mrs. Betsey Persons, of Manchester, in this county, departed this life on Thursday morning last, at the advanced age of 97 years. Up to within a very brief period of her disease, she was in full possession of all her faculties, and moved around among her friends and relatives with remarkable ease and vigor for one of her years. For 63 years she has been a consistent and active member of the Baptist Church. Her days were lengthened out to more than the average of mortals, as the reward of a pure and temperate life, and indication of the strong constitutions of the revolutionary fathers, a race fast dying out from among us, and very few of whom now remain to tell of the hardships of pioneer life, or the deeds of heroism which characterized that hardy people in their struggle for life, for home, and the blessings of freedom.



From Ontario County Journal 13 April 1894

Tuesday afternoon occurred the death of Calvin R. Persons, one of Canandaigua's oldest residents. He was 69 years of age and had been a resident of this village 40 years. Funeral services were held from his home on Niagara street yesterday at 2 p.m.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 8 May 1915

Canandaigua, N. Y., May 7 -
Suddenly stricken this morning after taking a light breakfast, George Persons, 74 years old, died in the home of his son, Charles A. Persons, in Park avenue. Mr. Persons complained yesterday of not feeling well and his son prevailed on him to go home last evening and not remain at the Bijou Theater, of which his son is proprietor, and where the father assisted. This morning he said he was feeling better. He ate a light breakfast and then went to his room upstairs. Soon Mrs. Persons heard him pounding on the floor and hastening to attend the call, found him dying. Mr. Persons was born in this city and had always lived here. He was for many years a carpenter and some twenty years ago fell from a building, injuring his leg. A sore developed which never healed. It is said that his death was indirectly due to this accident. He leaves his wife and son, both of this city. The funeral will be held from the home of his son Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with Rev. Charles M. Eddy of the Methodist church officiating. Burial will be made in West avenue cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 February 1908

John Persons,
aged 74 years, died this morning at 2:30 o'clock at his home, No. 24 Dorchester avenue. He leaves one son, William; two daughters, Emily and Martha; and one brother, S. F. Persons, all of this city. The funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the residence. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 16 March 1910

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
After an illness extending over a period of several months, last evening occurred the death of Mrs. Mary C. Persons, wife of Oliver H. Persons, at their home in the northern part of this village. Mrs. Persons was thought to be improving until a few days ago when a change for the worse took place and she rapidly sank, until the end came. She was born in the Town of Manchester, and had spent the greater portion of her life in this vicinity, having occupied her late home for the past twenty years. She is survived by her husband and three grandchildren. The funeral services will be held from her late home tomorrow afternoon, at 2 o'clock, and will be conducted by Rev. David Kepple, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church, of which the deceased had long been a member.



From Ontario County Journal 1 March 1901

Chapinville, N. Y. - Russell Persons,
one of the oldest residents of this place, died at his home two miles east of Chapinville, on Friday evening, aged 74 years. Mr. Persons had not been well since Monday, but had not been obliged to keep to his bed all of the time. Friday evening, between 7 and 8 o'clock, he had gotten up and was sitting in his chair, when he suddenly expired. Mr. Persons was born in Gypsum, and with the exception of three years spent in California during the period of the gold fever, he had always resided in this county. He was married to Miss Amelia Townsend 43 years ago. He leaves, besides his wife, two sons, George R. of Bristol, and Charles of Geneva; and three daughters, Mrs. Joseph Jones of Cheshire, and Mrs. Adelbert Smith and Mrs. Herman Inglis of Hopewell. One daughter, Miss Agnes Persons, died in 1892. Mr. Persons was the last member of his father's family. The funeral was held from the home on Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. F. A. Boyd, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating.



From Geneva Daily Times 19 September 1904

The house was well-filled yesterday afternoon for the funeral of Mrs. S. F. Persons which took place at her late home, No. 60 Elmwood avenue. Rev. N. B. Remick, D. D., of North Presbyterian church, officiated. The bearers were E. T. Siglar, E. E. Bell, E. C. Gourseline, C. E. Cook, Fred Wiley and T. B. Ottley. Burial was in Glenwood.



From Geneva Daily Times 22 December 1910

Solomon F. Persons,
of the contracting firm of S. F. Persons & Co., died this morning at 7 o'clock at his home, No. 60 Elmwood avenue, after an illness of about four weeks. For the past two years, Mr. Persons health has been breaking but he was not confined to his home until the last of November. Kidney trouble with other complications at the end caused his death. As the deceased was born on November 10, 1840, he was slightly over 70 years of age. Geneva was the place of Mr. Persons' birth and he resided here throughout his life. After his school days, he learned the sash, door and blind trade in the shop of the late Nicholas Kipp. Later he took up the carpenter's trade which he since followed. In 1869, Mr. Persons formed a partnership with Edward T. Siglar and under the firm name of S. F. Persons & Co., these two men have been the leading builders in the city for many years. In 1883, they equipped a mill on Main street where they milled much of their lumber and made their own trimmings, and at which place they had their office. They maintained the mill until last summer, when they remodeled the building to accommodate the Nester Hose Company. The partnership and joint business interests, however, continued until the present time. Together they have had the contract for many of the most important building operations in and about Geneva. Among the buildings that they have erected are the Y. M. C. A. Building, Linden Building, Prouty Building, Smith Opera House and the Opera House Building, Geneva City Hospital, Jacobs Building, and Medbury Hall at Hobart College. They also erected practically all of the buildings for Alfred C. Lewis at the White Springs Farm and Mrs. George H. Lewis buildings at Bellwood Farms, together with private houses of all classes which number into the hundreds. In the division of the work, Mr. Persons looked after the books, office work and financial arrangements of the business, while Mr. Sigler supervised the work on the various building operations.

Outside of business, Mr. Persons had few affiliations and devoted practically all his leisure time to his home and a few intimate friends. The deceased is survived only by one daughter, Mrs. Theodore Gordon, Jr., of New York, and one sister, Mrs. Emma Fairfax of Geneva. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the house. Rev. John B. Hubbs, D. D., rector of St. Peter's church, will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Lima Recorder 22 May 1936

Glenn Pestel, 36, of East Bloomfield, Rochester salesman, was instantly killed late Monday night, when his new '36 Chevrolet car skidded from the state highway, west of the bridge in Factory Hollow, and landed in the fields below the embankment. The remains were brought to O'Connell's funeral parlors here early Tuesday morning and later taken to East Bloomfield, where funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the home of the deceased, who leaves his wife, a daughter; three brothers, Floyd and Howard Pestel of East Bloomfield, Leigh Pestel of West Bloomfield; and an aged father, Geo. Pestel. Burial was at East Bloomfield. Raymond H. Case, 55, residing with his aged mother on a farm near Canandaigua, was in the car with Pestel and suffered critical injuries. He crawled from the wreck to the state road and was given first aid at Thos. Lancer's home by Dr. Wm. H. Kober of Lima, who was called at 6 a.m. Case was taken in O'Connell's ambulance to Canandaigua hospital. 



From Ontario County Journal 16 February 1917

Bristol, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Frank Pestle occurred at her home in the western part of the town on Sunday morning at 9:30 o'clock. Mrs. Pestle was Miss Eva May Parmele, daughter of Byron and Maria Wilcox Parmele, of East Bloomfield, and was born at that place on May 21, 1866. That was her home until her marriage, and the remainder of her life was spent in this town. Previous to her marriage, she was a school teacher, and had taught in Bristol, in the district where she died. Mrs. Pestle had been a sufferer from cancer, for which she underwent an operation nine months ago. Her health was somewhat improved for a time, but she was not cured. Besides her husband, she leaves two sons, Raymond and Leon, the former a professor in a military academy. One son died when he was two months old. She was a kind, patient woman, who met her trouble with a smile, winning many friends. The funeral was held from her late home on Tuesday, with burial at Evergreen cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 23 October 1908

Honeoye, N. Y. - 
The remains of Mrs. Hattie Pestle, who died at the Willard State Hospital, were brought to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lillian Bacon, on Monday afternoon. The funeral was held from the residence on Wednesday, Rev. A. C. Dill officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 23 July 1909

The funeral of John Pestle, who died on July 14, was held from his late home on Friday morning, Rev. J. Scott Ebersole of the Baptist church conducting the funeral services. His death was due to a complication of diseases. A native of England, he came to this country in his boyhood, and had long been a resident of this village. He is survived by four and one son, George Pestle, of Livonia. Mr. Pestle was a member of the A. M. Murray Post, G. A. R., of this village, who attended in a body and supplied the bearers. Burial was made in Woodlawn cemetery in the soldiers plot.



From The Naples Record, April 17, 1935, Page 3

Leon Pestle, 31, of Bristol Center, died April 14, 1935, in Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, following a brief illness of pneumonia. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Elsie Johnson Pestle; two children; his father Frank Pestle, of Bristol; and a brother, Ray Pestle, of Syracuse. Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Saturday from the Universalist Church in Bristol.



From Ontario County Journal 4 March 1910

Naples, N. Y. - Mabel,
the youngest daughter of the late Samuel Robinson, of Naples, died at Bristol Center, Feb. 26. She had married Miles Pestle. Her age was 27. She leaves a child two weeks old, her husband, one sister, Mrs. Charles Schuman of Naples, and three brothers, Frank, Charles and Samuel Robinson, all of Bristol.



From Ontario County Journal 2 May 1890

Bristol Center, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary E. Pestle,
wife of George Pestle and daughter of Isaac Kimber, died at the home of her parents Thursday evening, April 24, aged 18 years. Only eight months ago, Mr. Pestle buried his child and now his wife. Truly he has the sympathy of all. Mr. and Mrs. Kimber have lost two daughters and a grandchild within less than a year.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 20 October 1923

Honeoye, N. Y. Oct. 19 - Miles Pestle, 82 years old, died this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clarence Becker. Mr. Pestle had been ill since last May. He was born at Norfolk, Eng., and came to this country when 15 years old, settling in the town of Bristol. Mr. Pestle leaves two sons, Frank, of Bristol, and Ora Pestle, of Palmyra; and five daughters, Mrs. Florence Verdon, of Palmyra, Mrs. Ida Salman, of Buffalo, Mrs. Jennie Parmele, of Ithaca, and Miss Mable Pestle, of Canandaigua. Funeral services will be held from the Becker home at 2 o'clock on Sunday afternoon with Rev. Golden Henshaw, pastor of the Congregational Church, officiating. Interment will be made in Lake View cemetery.



From Elmira Star Gazette 26 February 1910

Geneva, N. Y. -
The death of Robert D. Peters, aged seventy-seven years, occurred Wednesday in the City Hospital. The deceased was born in Seneca County. For more than 15 years he had been a resident of this city. He was a prominent member of the First Presbyterian church and was a member of Ark Lodge, F. & A. M. No. 33. He is survived by his widow, and one son, Leroy L. Peters.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 13 December 1939

Geneva, N. Y. - Julius Petersen,
465 Hamilton St., died late Monday after a long illness. He was a native of Denmark. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Marian Petersen; three daughters, Mrs. C. L. Pederson, Penn Yan; Mrs. Eugene DePorter, Jr., Syracuse; and Mrs. Helen Malcuria, Willard; two sons; Carl P. and George P. Petersen, Geneva; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.



From Geneva Courier 2 May 1877

GORHAM -- 
Died, April 29th, Mrs. Priscilla, wife of William R. Petit, in her 77th year.  In June last year Mrs. Petit fell, and was so severely injured that she has not been able to walk since, but confined to her couch or sick chair.  She has suffered very much during this time.  Friends have carefully and tenderly watched over her, by night and by day, but for a season past, while conscious she was failing, yet none apprehended her to near her end.  But on Sunday morning she was found dead in her chair, and yet so quietly had she passed that she seemed to be sleeping.  This family have been identified with this community for upwards of half a century, and maintained a high place in the esteem of all.  Her funeral was attended from the family residence this afternoon.



From Geneva Gazette 1 March 1889

Phelps - Nicholas Petre,
while in the act of getting into his sleigh last Saturday dropped dead from heart disease.  His remains were interred in the Phelps cemetery Tuesday afternoon.



From Ontario County Journal 31 May 1907

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Mrs. Ordella Pettinger
died at an early hour on Tuesday morning, having lain in an unconscious condition since Sunday, May 19, when she was stricken with apoplexy. Mrs. Pettinger was 92 years of age and was the last member of the family of Alanson Gunn, an early resident of the town of Canandaigua, who built and conducted the Gunn tavern, located on the north road. After her marriage to Samuel Pettinger, their home was in the "New Michigan" district for a number of years. Then they removed to Hudson, Mich., and later to Fayette, Ohio, where the death of Mr. Pettenger occurred. In 1896 Mrs. Pettenger, with her daughter, returned to this town to be near her brother, the late Lucien B. Gunn, and her sister, the late Mrs. Helen M. Beebe. Her only survivor is her daughter, Miss Sarah Pettenger, who is left lonely and sad. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. W. D. Robinson, officiating. The interment was in Woodlawn cemetery, beside her brother, Lucien B. Gunn.



From Geneva Daily Times 12 December 1906

Naples, N. Y. -
The burial of Miss Janet Pettingill, aged 90 years, took place Monday. She was in a degree a victim of the same accident whereby Mrs. Kimber, sister of Miss Pettingill, lost her life. She was burned to death and the shocking affair so overcame the aged sister, who lived with Mrs. Kimber, that she collapsed at the time but lived until Saturday night. Miss Pettingill came to Naples 60 years ago with her brother, Asa J. Pettingill, from Branchport, and had lived here since. Once prominent in society and the church, for some years past, she had lived a retired life by reason of age and infirmity. She was the last of her circle and by reason of this accident another home is blotted out from our village.



From Ontario County Journal 31 January 1902

Gorham, N. Y. - 
The death of Solomon Petitt occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ida Fisher Fisher, at Grand Rapids, Mich., on Jan. 23. Death was due to a complication of diseases. Funeral services were held from his daughter's home in Grand Rapids, and the remains were brought here for burial on Saturday, accompanied by his daughter, Mrs. Barber. A brief service was held at the grave, conducted by the Rev. J. E. Wilson, pastor of the Baptist church, which church he had been a member of for many years. Mr. Petitt was well known throughout this section, having lived here nearly all his life. A widow, two daughters, Mrs. Mary Barber and Mrs. Ida Fisher, of Grand Rapids; and one son, Clayton, who resides on the farm west of the village, survive. His age was 76 years.



From Geneva Gazette 20 August 1886

William R. Pettit, an aged and honored citizen of the town of Gorham, died at his residence in Gorham village on Tuesday the 3d inst.  The deceased was born in Saratoga Co. in 1797, and in 1831 he moved into this county settling on a farm in Gorham, and since that time he has been a highly respected resident of that town.  He was ever active in public affairs, being elected Supervisor of the town of Gorham for the years 1849 and 1850 and in 1852 he was elected to the State Legislature, at all times serving his constituents faithfully and with great ability.  In politics he was a Republican.  Six children and a wide circle of friends and neighbors live to mourn his loss.

From Ontario County Journal 6 August 1886

Gorham, N. Y. - Hon. William R. Pettit died August 3 in his 89th year. He was born in Greenfield, Saratoga county, N. Y., the son of a revolutionary soldier. He had two brothers in the war of 1812; one was killed at Fort Niagara. He married Priscilla Child, the daughter of Judge Child of Saratoga, with whom he lived over half a century; she died some nine years ago. During the forepart of life, up to the age of 40, he followed teaching as a profession. In his day he was quite active in politics, being a Whig, and the personal friend of Seward, Greeley and Weed. When the Whig party ceased, he identified himself with the Republican party and was a zealous supporter of its principles. For the last few years he had been a Prohibitionist. In 1852 he was a member of the Legislature, had been Supervisor of his town, and filled other minor offices. He was a well-informed man, considered strictly honest, and highly respected; a member of the Baptist church formerly, and a sincere Christian.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 October 1910

Shortsville, N. Y. - 
At 11 o'clock last Friday evening, Charles Petty, 84 years old, on of the oldest residents of this vicinity, died at his home in the town of Farmington, about five miles northwest of this village. His wife, who was formerly Miss Helen Randall of Farmington, died in August 1909. Mr. Petty leaves eight children: Charles Petty of Pennsylvania; William Petty of Shortsville; Edward Petty of Shortsville; Frank Petty of Rochester; Albert Petty of Farmington; Mrs. Fred Bromfield of Farmington; Miss Jennie Petty of Rochester, and Miss Sarah Petty of Farmington; and eight grandchildren.  The funeral was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late home in Farmington, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Wood, pastor of the Universal church of Victor, and interment was in the South Farmington cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 25 August 1909

Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Ellen Randall Petty
of Farmington, died on Monday morning, as a result of a stroke of paralysis, which she suffered about a week ago. She was born in England in 1834. She leaves five sons, William, Edward and Bert Petty of Farmington; Frank Petty of Rochester, and Charles Petty of Pennsylvania; and three daughters, Mrs. Mary Broomfield of Farmington; Miss Jennie Petty of Rochester, and Miss Sarah Petty of Farmington.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 1 September 1904

Shortsville, Aug 31 - John Pfeiffer
died at his home in Farmington on Sunday afternoon, from the effects of a fall and a fractured hip, which he sustained some weeks ago. He was 69 years of age, and was an industrious farmer. He is survived by his wife and one son, George.



From Shortsville Enterprise 2 August 1912

The death of Mrs. Louise Pfeiffer, aged 80 years, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Allison Arnold, in the township of Farmington on Saturday afternoon at four o'clock. The deceased was born in Germany and came to make her home in America about 30 years ago, locating in the town of Farmington, which place had since been her home. The survivors are one son, Geo. Pfeiffer of Farmington, and her daughter, Mrs. Arnold. The funeral obsequies were held from the Arnold home on Monday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. D. H. MacKenzie, pastor of the local Presbyterian church, officiating. The burial followed in the South Farmington Chapel cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 22 February 1908

Miss Louise Pfister,
aged 39 years, died last night at the home of her mother, Mrs. John Giesler, on Jackson street. The funeral will take place Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Interment will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.



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