"Pe" to "Pec" Obituaries
From Ontario County Chronicle 14 December 1904
Honeoye, N. Y. - Manson Peabody died at his home Tuesday, December
6, of cerebral hemorrhage, aged 61 years. He was taken ill last
September. Mr. Peabody was born in Livonia and from there moved to
Canadice, where he lived until he came to Honeoye eight years ago. He
carried the mail and drove the stage between here and Hemlock before
his death. Besides a large number of friends and relatives, he leaves a
widow and five children. The funeral was held Friday at the house and
the burial was in Lake View cemetery. The family have the sympathy of
all in their sorrow.
From Ontario County Journal 22 April 1910
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Maria B. Hudson Peabody, aged 91
years, died in Battle Creek, Mich., at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Josephine Warner, on April 13. Her remains were brought here for burial
on last Friday. She was united in marriage to John Amory Peabody on
Feb. 21, 1849. Three children were born to them, two dying in infancy.
Mr. Peabody died in this village on Jan. 31, 1852. Since his death, she
lived in this place until about a year and a half ago, when she moved
to Battle Creek. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Josephine Warner.
From Phelps Citizen 25 July 1912
Henry Peachey, a former resident of Oaks Corners, but who for past
11 years had resided with his daughter, Mrs. Frank Van Dyne, at Clifton
Springs, died suddenly at their summer home at Sodus Point, last Monday
morning, in the 92d year. Deceased was born in England and came to this
country in 1850 and resided at Geneva for a number of years, moving
from there to a farm at Oaks Corners. He is survived by one daughter,
Mrs. VanDyne, and one son, Charles Peachey, who resides at Oaks
Corners. The funeral services were held at Clifton Springs yesterday
afternoon, and interment was made in the Clifton Springs cemetery.
From Ontario Chronicle 9 October 1901
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - At the home of Frank Van Dyne Thursday
morning occurred the death of Mrs. Henry Peachey, after an
illness of three days. Beside her husband, she leaves three children,
A. L. Peachey, Charles Peachey and Mrs. Frank Van Dyne, all of this
From Geneva Daily Times 26 December 1907
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Fanny Peachy, wife of Alfred Peachy,
died at the Sanitarium Annex Monday. About four weeks ago she underwent
a surgical operation, from which she did not rally. Mrs. Peachy was
born in Bellona, in 1873, and was married in 1893. For a time they
resided in Oaks Corners, then in Elmira, and then the family moved to
this village where they have lived the past eight years. She was a
faithful worker in the Baptist church. Besides her husband, she leaves
two small sons, Palmer and Earl, also a widowed mother who lives in
From Phelps Citizen 2 December 1920
After a long illness, George V. Peacock, formerly of this
village but of late a resident of Shortsville, died at the Clifton
Springs Sanitarium on Saturday evening, aged 41 years. He is survived
by his wife, formerly Mae Garnsey of Lima, to whom he was married in
1899, and one son, William; besides his father Joseph Peacock of
Groton. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Clifton Springs,
the I. O. O. F., and the Presbyterian church of Shortsville.
From Ontario County Chronicle 26 September 1900
Phelps, N. Y. - Alice A. Peake, aged 47 years, died suddenly
Saturday night. Mrs. Peake was born in Sodus, but moved to this place
early in life. She leaves a husband and five children, Ernest, Arthur,
Nettie, Eva and Mrs. Acy Smith. The funeral was held Tuesday
From Phelps Citizen 1 January 1914
Edward I. Peake, a well-known resident of this town, died at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. Ira Smith, near Outlet Station, Christmas
morning, death being caused by cancer of the stomach. Mr. Peake was 60
years old and had spent all but the past four years of his life in
Phelps, the latter years being spent in Newark. He is survived by one
son, Arthur Peake of Newark; and two daughters, Mrs. Ira Smith of this
town, and Mrs. Edward White of Auburn. The funeral was held from the
Smith home last Saturday afternoon, Rev. C. C. MacLean officiating and
interment was made in Pinewood cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 April 1915
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Egbert Peake, a resident
of Phelps and vicinity for many years, occurred yesterday after a brief
illness due to a general breakdown. The deceased, who was born near
Syracuse about 70 years ago, came to Phelps at an early age and had
since lived there. Surviving relatives are three daughters, Mrs. Edward
Salisbury of Romulus, Mrs. Allen Burgess and Mrs. Charles Avery of
Phelps; two step-sons, Stephen of Junius and George of Phelps; and one
sister, Mrs. Charles Frank of this place. The funeral services will be
held tomorrow afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Avery, in
Clifton street and burial will be in the Phelps cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 August 1934
The death of Adelbert D. Pearce of 16 Union street occurred
this afternoon at 1:15 o'clock at the Dixon Sanitarium after an illness
of two months. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Emma Pearce; a son, Floyd; and
a daughter, Mrs. Ida B (can't read), both of Torrington, Ct.; also
three grandchildren. Mr. Pearce was an alderman from the Fourth Ward in
From Ontario County Times 6 February 1889
Rushville, N. Y. - Died, Jan. 28th, 1889, at the home of his son, John Pearce, Daniel C. Pearce, aged
70 years, after a long illness. The funeral services were held from the
M. E. church at this place Jan. 30, and his remains were buried in the
cemetery here. He leaves to mourn his loss four sons, one daughter, one
sister, Mrs. Guy Shaw of Penn Yan, one half-brother, Wm. C. Fisher of
this place, and a large circle of other relatives and friends. The
family have the sympathy of the entire community.
From Geneva Gazette 2 February 1877
Mr. Edward Pearce, an old and respected citizen, died in this
village on the 29th ult., aged 76 years. He was a native of Great
Britain, but in middle life emigrated to this country and settled in
From Geneva Gazette 21 May 1880
Edward Pearce, youngest son
of the late Edward Pearce, died at his residence on LaFayette Avenue on
Tuesday last, after an illness of several months. He leaves a wife and
four children. He was an industrious and exemplary man, deserving as he
received the respect of all who knew him.
In infancy he received the sacrament of baptism in the Protestant
Episcopal Church, at manhood was confirmed by the Bishop, and on Sunday
last partook of the holy communion administered by
his rector, Rev. Dr. Rankine; comforted on the eve of dissolution by
his strong faith in the resurrection and of life immortal beyond the
grave. His funeral took place yesterday from St. Peter's Church.
From Ontario County Journal 17 February 1911
Rushville, N. Y. - Frank Pearce, a well-known and lifelong
resident of this place, died on Saturday morning at the Geneva
hospital. Just a week before, he was operated upon for cancer of the
stomach, and although his condition was critical from the first, some
hopes of his recovery were entertained. He was born in Rushville on
Feb. 15, 1853, dying four days before his 58th birthday. About 21 years
ago he married Miss Florence Bloomer of Prattsburg, who died several
years ago. A peculiar sadness is connected with this death, it being
the third to occur in the Pearce family since Jan. 19. Besides a son,
Guy B. Pearce, of Rushville, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. S. L.
Powers of this place; and one brother, John Pearce of Penn Yan. The
funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the home of his sister,
Rev. Harsey King officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 27 January 1911
Rushville, N. Y. - Guy Pearce, a former resident of this place,
died at Willard State Hospital, Jan. 19, aged about 60 years. His
remains were brought here for burial Thursday evening. He was taken to
Willard about 16 years ago. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. William
Phillips, and grandson, Irving of Honeoye Falls; a sister, Mrs. Samuel
L. Powers of this place, and two brothers, Frank of Rushville and John
of Penn Yan.
From Geneva Gazette 29 July 1881
Mrs. John Pearce died at her residence, North Main st., on Monday
morning last, after years of illness, during which she was a fearful
sufferer, her disease being
internal cancer. Her husband and two adult children survive. She was
greatly respected and esteemed by acquaintances. The funeral
was held last Wednesday, and her remains interred in Glenwood cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 6 October 1916
John Franklin Pearce, a lifelong resident of this community, died
last week Thursday, after a long illness. He was 75 years of age, one
of five children born to Daniel and Sarah Fisher Pearce. Fifty years
ago he was united in marriage with Miss Lucy Green, of Prattsburg. Of
their four children, two are living, Samuel G. Pearce and Miss Grace
Pearce, both of Rushville. He was a veteran of the Civil war, having
served three years as a member of the 148th N. Y. Company F. He was a
member of Rushville Methodist church. The funeral services were held on
Sunday afternoon from the residence, Rev. L. M. Westrate officiating.
Burial was at Rushville.
From Geneva Gazette 2 March 1888
On Monday last Mrs. Julia
A. Pearce, widow of Edward Pearce, Jr., died at her home on
LaFayette avenue, of consumption. The funeral services were held
on Wednesday last. The circumstances of the case are peculiarly
sad and deserve more than a passing notice. About four years ago
her husband died leaving four young children and his wife. During
the intervening time Mrs. Pearce has succeeded by her own exertions in
keeping her family together and in sending the children to
school. The oldest of these is only
about fifteen, yet even at that early age she has been impressed with
the solemnity of life's struggle, and while other children of her own
age were enjoying themselves to the full extent, she applied herself
diligently to her studies, having determined to fit herself for a
professionally. In this she was assisted by her loving
mother. Now, however, everything is changed. Her mother is
dead and she finds it necessary to take her place in the household as
counselor, adviser and mother to her little brothers and sisters.
We learn that two uncles of the children have consented to reside in
the house and make an effort to keep the family together, and in this
they will be assisted by kind friends. Mrs. Pearce was a most
estimable as well as
Christian lady, and was a daughter of the late William Sipple.
Her age was only 37 years.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 March 1904
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah Pearce died Friday morning at the
home of her nephew, Burnett Wyman, southeast of this village, aged 71
years. Mrs. Pearce was the widow of the late Michael Pearce of this
place. Her death was caused by paralysis. The funeral was held Sunday
morning at the M. E. church in Potter Center, burial at Nettle Valley
From Geneva Daily Times 13 December 1909
Mrs. Sarah J. Pearce, widow of the late John Pearce, died Saturday
afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at the City Hospital. She was nearly 70 years
old. Her survivors are two stepsons, Frederick Pearce of Omaha, Neb.,
and Albert Pearce of Chicago; two half-sisters and several
half-brothers. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2
o'clock from the North Presbyterian church. Rev. Daniel H. Craver will
officiate and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 September 1902
William Pearce, whose funeral took place Sunday afternoon, had
been a resident of Geneva for thirty years previous to the death of his
wife, which took place some years ago. Mr. Pearce resided in
Hamilton street. He was born in Burgate, County of Kent, England,
in 1831. Mr. Pearce is survived by two sons, Alfred Pearce, a
druggist of Canandaigua, and Charles Pearce, of this city, who is an
express messenger for the United States Express Company. Numerous
floral designs seen at the funeral attested to Mr. Pearce's popularity
in this city.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 September 1902
William Pearce died at the City hospital late yesterday afternoon,
years. The deceased is survived by two sons, Charles Pearce of
this city, and Frank Pearce of Canandaigua. The funeral will take
place Sunday afternoon from the home of George Curtis, 276 Castle
street. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 27 January 1911
Rushville, N. Y. - Profound sorrow is felt throughout this
community for the loss of a young and prominent business man, William
who, stricken with erysipelas, died Jan. 19. He
was taken ill the previous Friday and his condition grew rapidly worse
in spite of every effort made to check the disease. Deceased was born
Apr. 1, 1869, in this village, and his entire life was spent in this
vicinity. For 13 years he has sung in the choir of the Methodist
church. In politics he was a staunch Republican. He was a member of the
Board of Education of Rushville High school. In March, 1893, he was
united in marriage to Miss Ellen Sternburg of Geneva, who, with her
five-year-old daughter, Elouise, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Pearce,
and sister, Miss Grace Pearce of Penn Yan; and one brother, Samuel
Pearce of this place, survive. The funeral services were very largely
attended at the Methodist church Sunday afternoon, Rev. Harsey King,
assisted by Rev. Alfred Trenberry, officiating. The body was laid at
rest in the village cemetery. The floral offerings were many and
beautiful. Among them were pieces from the Board of Education, from the
business men and friends of the place; and a third from friends in
Rochester. The members of the choir gave roses and the Pedro Club,
From Ontario County Journal 11 December 1911
The death of Mrs. Ellen Pearl, aged 77 years, whose death
occurred at the Canandaigua hospital on Friday evening, were held at
St. Mary's church on Monday morning. There survive two daughters and
three sons, Mrs. Elizabeth Brown and William Pearl, of Canandaigua;
Mrs. Amelia Scott, of Rochester; John of Lima and Frank Pearl of
Victor. Interment was Calvary Cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 3 December 1897
Rev. J. Frank Pearse, aged 28 years, a minister of the M. E. church,
died at Manchester on the 27th inst., of typhoid fever. He leaves a
wife and one child. He entered the ministry at the age of 16.
From Shortsville Enterprise 25 November 1926
News of the death of Mrs. William Pearson of
Seneca Castle, who died at her home in that place on Tuesday of last
week, has been received in Shortsville, her former place of residence.
Her age was 75 years. Her maiden name was Miss Mary Furner and
she had lived in the Parlor Village for a number of years before her
marriage to Mr. Pearson. The survivors are her husband, one son,
Clarence Pearson of Geneva; and two brothers, John Furner of Lima, and
Stephen Furner of Watkins. She was also a sister of the late Seward
Furner, a former well-known resident here. Funeral services were held
from her late home at 2 o'clock last week Thursday afternoon and at 2:30
o'clock from the Methodist church at Seneca Castle, the pastor, the
Rev. Mr. Cullinane, officiating. Burial took place in the cemetery at
From Ontario County Journal 29 May 1914
The death of Mrs. Barbara Pechler occurred at the home of
her son, John Pechler, on Friday, following an illness of two years.
Mrs. Pechler was born in Germany 63 years ago and had resided in this
vicinity nearly thirty years. The son, Jacob, was drowned in
Canandaigua lake three years ago. The funeral services were held at St.
Mary's church on Monday. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 23 April 1917
Abraham B. Peck, aged 65 years, passed away at his home on West
Gibson street on Wednesday night. Death followed a stroke of paralysis
suffered several days ago. He leaves his wife and two daughters, Mrs.
William J. Hawley and Miss Laura Peck of Canandaigua. Rev. Livingston
L. Taylor will officiate at the funeral services tomorrow afternoon at
2 o'clock. Interment will be in West avenue cemetery.
From ELYRIA REPUBLICAN, January 19, 1882, Lorain County, Ohio
January 12, 1882 (Contributed
by a neighbor of the deceased)
Anna Averill Peck - Grandma Peck was born September 20th, 1782,
in Sunderland, Vermont, where she lived until eighteen years old. She
then went to Chittenden county, Vermont, where she was married
September 2d, 1803 to Benjamin Peck and began housekeeping in January,
1804, staying there until September 29, 1816. They moved to Victor,
Ontario county, N.Y., from whence they came to this place October 29th,
1836, where she has since lived. She had fourteen children, all of whom
lived to be married except one,
Ralph, who served in the Indian, Florida, and Mexican wars. In 1812 her
husband was drafted into the army. Six months he fought the
battles of his country and she fought with poverty at home with
five small children to support alone. Fifty-four years ago in Mendon,
Monroe county, N.Y., she united with the Baptists, and was a member of
the Grafton Baptist church until it was disorganized. Thirty-five years
ago her husband died with consumption, and to-day:
I would like to submit this obituary for my ggg Grandma, Anna
(Averill) Peck who had lived in Ontario county for some years.
Submitted by Joyce Peck; many thanks, Joyce.
|Her weary hands are folded
Her busy brain at rest,
She has crossed the shining river
To be among the blessed.
Her toll and hardships over,
Her earthly work all done,
At home among the angels,
Her life has just begun.
We loved to sit beside her
And hear her tales of woe,
Of her many days of sorrow
Since "a hundred years ago"
|A kind and loving mother,
A true devoted wife,
A patient, prayful Christian
Adorned her daily life.
From her bed of pain and sorrow
She has passed on over there,
And left her good example
With an empty "old arm chair"
From Geneva Daily Times 10 December 1908
Annie Lingan Bartlett, wife of Dr. Ezra Jones Peck of
Oaks Corners, died at the Peck homestead, "Tanglewood," last night
following a stroke of paralysis about a week ago. She was 79 years of
age. Her survivors are her husband, five daughters, Mrs. Van Housen of
Truxton, N. Y.; Mrs. Peter Lindsay of Rochester, and the Misses
Eugenia, Edith and Annie of Oaks Corners; one son, George M. Peck of
Oaks Corners; also six grandchildren, James B. Lindsay, Launt Lindsay,
Elizabeth Lindsay, John Randolph Lindsay, Henry B. Van Hoesen and Ezra
Jones Peck, Jr. The funeral will take place from the home Saturday
afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial Joslyn Cemetery.
From Ontario Republican Times 25 June 1862
Died, in Hospital at Washington, June 8th, of fever, Benjamin
W. Peck of Company B, 85th Reg't N. Y. V., aged about 20 years. It
was with profound sorrow that we heard of the death of this brave young
soldier. It is always a sad spectacle to see a young man cut down in
the morning of his manhood, but as in the present instance, when he has
laid his life with all his youthful aspirations and hopes upon the
his country, as a pledge to faithfully defend her liberties and to
heroically contend for the rights of humanity, a moral heroism has been
evinced, that, while it challenges our admiration makes us doubly feel
his loss. Mr. Peck resided in East Bloomfield. Feeling that his country
needed his services, he enlisted in Capt. Clarke's Company, and
although a private, did considerable in making up that Company. He died
after a protracted illness of six or eight weeks, not as a soldier
prefers to die, on the field of conflict, amid the din of arms and the
shock of battle, with bayonet in hand bravely charging the enemy, but
yet as a true soldier and therefore none the less glorious. His
attachment to his friends was as ardent as his patriotism
was pure. While serving under the banner of his country, he became a
of the Cross, and we trust has entered the haven of eternal rest amid
acclamations of the admiring multitude who throng the heavenly strand,
joined the majestic army that are to constitute the eternal monument of
Redeemer's grace and power.
From Victor Herald 4 December 1903
The death of Mrs. Caroline Peck, widow of the late William
Peck, occurred at the family home in this village, Tuesday, December 1.
Mrs. Peck had suffered a long, tedious illness, from cancer. In her
death the community loses one who was held in the highest esteem and
whose good influence will long continue among those who enjoyed the
pleasure of her friendship. Mrs. Peck was born in Pittsford, sixty-nine
years ago. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Warrell. A great
part of her life has been spent in this town. Mrs. Peck leaves one son,
William Peck of this town, one daughter, Mrs. Willis G. Boynton, of
Brewster, N. Y., two sisters, Miss Mary Warrell who is at home and Mrs.
C. J. Dietrich who resides near Chicago. The funeral service was
conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon by Rev. Margaret Brennen.
Interment was made at Boughton Hill Cemetery.
From Phelps Citizen 3 March 1887
Charles E. Peck, eldest son of Ira Peck, deceased, died at his home
on West Main street early Monday morning, February 14, 1887, in his 56th
year. He was born in the town of Phelps, and has always lived in the
vicinity of his birthplace, with the exception of a few years he lived
in the town of Waterloo at the commencement of his married life, until
he removed to this village over seven years ago. Through his long
illness of more than six years, he has suffered much from a complication
of diseases, which finally terminated in Bright's disease. A wife, two
daughters and a son are left
to mourn his loss; also two sisters, Mrs. A. M. Carson of Hudson,
Mich., Mrs. E. A. Hallett of Hillsdale, Mich., and a brother, H. H.
Peck, who resides at the old homestead. The funeral services were held
at the home Thursday, the 17th, Rev. Dr. Porter officiating, assisted by
Rev. L. Bailey.
From Geneva Advertiser 19 February 1901
Mr. Darwin S. Peck died at his home on William street last Sunday
afternoon, in the 77th year of his age. He had been suffering
from grip about three weeks, and it left him with a terrible cough,
other complications set in,
approaching pneumonia. He endured his sufferings patiently and the end
came peacefully. His wife, son, Walter D., and daughter were with
him at the last. He was a clear-headed, honest old man, and
although retired from active business had many acquaintances. His
former home was in Penn Yan, whence the remains will be taken today for
From Geneva Advertiser 2 September 1902
Mrs. Darwin S. Peck, whose death was announced last week as
occurring on August 20th, was born in the town of Seneca seventy-one
years ago. She had always lived in the town of Benton and Penn
three years ago when she came to Geneva, lived with and was cared for
by her son, Walter D. Peck, of the firm of Peck & Beebe. Besides
him she is survived by two daughters, Alice and
Louise of this city. She is a sister of John H. Miller. She
was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Bellona, and the
funeral was conducted by the Rev. Dr. Weller, the interment being in
From Ontario County Journal 25 March 1892
Naples, N. Y. - David Peck, an old business man of the town, and
brother, Isaac Peck, were lying dead at one time this week.
had been prostrate for many months with paralysis; on Sunday evening he
His brother, Isaac, younger, was with him at his death but that night
too was stricken with paralysis and knew nothing more. His death was on
morning. The funeral of David Peck was held on Wednesday afternoon. He
been in the jewelry business for 50 years and was an honest,
citizen. He was nearly 77 years old. He leaves four sons and a widow.
leaves one son. So far the father and mother of these two sons have
of paralysis. There are four brothers living about here, of whom John
is best known.
From Victor Herald 2 January 1892
Elisha Peck died at his residence in this village on Tuesday, at
the age of ninety-one years, and the funeral was
held at his late residence on Thursday at 11:30 o'clock, with interment
on Boughton Hill.
From Phelps Citizen 30 September 1920
Mrs. Elizabeth Peck died at her home at Oaks Corners on Monday
night after a long illness, at the age of 86 years. She is survived by
a son, Horace E. Peck, of that place; and a sister, Mrs. Charlotte Rice
of Georgia. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock this Thursday
afternoon, the Rev. J. B. Felt of the Oaks Corners Presbyterian church
officiating, and interment will be in the Joslyn cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 19 February 1915
Naples, N. Y. - On Feb. 10 occurred the death of Mrs. Emma Parr Peck, after
an illness of 12 hours. She had been having severe headaches of late
and on Wednesday morning was stricken, dying about 6 o'clock that night
without having regained consciousness. She was 48 years of age, and
leaves her husband, Emory Peck, and five children, the oldest being 15
years of age. A sister, Mrs. John Duclon, also survives. Funeral
services were held on Friday in the Presbyterian church in charge of
Rev. Jacob Finger. Burial was made in Rose Ridge.
From Ontario County Times 20 January 1886
Seneca Castle, N. Y. - Our community was greatly shocked by
learning last Monday evening that on the night previous Dr. Enoch
Peck was suddenly transferred from this to a higher sphere. He
retired, as was his custom, to his room in the evening to spend some
time in his devotions, and having read in his Bible, which was found
open upon his table, he seated himself on the sofa, and to all
appearance the spirit left the body without a struggle. He was
subsequently found by some of the family of his daughter, Mrs. Weston,
with whom he has resided for some time past, in this condition. His age
was nearly eighty-six. His early life was spent in this place in the
practice of his profession. Since he left, a new generation has grown
up who know little of his residence here, but the few persons living
now who were his contemporaries are shocked at the sudden exit of their
old companion, friend, and physician. Mrs. Wm. Gleason, Mrs. G. B. Van
Gelder and Mr. and Mrs. Cheney Whitney are, so far as I recollect, the
only survivors among us of those primitive days. He was the father of
our respected citizen, Mr. H. J. Peck. His funeral takes place at Oaks
Corners on Thursday afternoon.
From Ontario County Chronicle 25 June 1902
On Friday, June 20, Mrs. Gilbert W. Peck died at the
in Howell street, aged 54 years. Mrs. Peck had been in failing health
some time and her death was not unexpected. Besides her husband, she is
by two sons, Horace, of Allens Hill, George W. of Canandaigua, and one
Mrs. Edwin Bowerman of Buffalo. The funeral was largely attended from
family residence Monday, the interment being at Allens Hill, the former
of the family.
From Ontario County Journal 22 September 1899
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - On Tuesday morning occurred the funeral
of Mrs. Heman Peck, at St. Rose's church, Lima. Mrs. Peck had
lived in West Bloomfield until about two years ago, when they moved to
Lima. She leaves, besides her husband, two children, George and Mamie;
two brothers, Frank and Fred Busch, of this place, and four sisters,
Mrs. Baker, Mrs. Howes of Ionia, Mrs. Ahlor of Ohio, and Mrs. Rigney of
From Neopolitan News 18 May 1882
Henry Peck, aged 82, died at Clifton Springs a few days ago. He was formerly a resident of Lima, Hemlock Lake, Victor, etc.
From Ontario County Journal 4 January 1901
Victor, N. Y. - Henry Peck, a well-known resident of Victor,
died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alexander LaBarge, on Church
street, on Sunday morning, at the age of 69 years. Mr. Peck had been a
resident of Victor nearly all his life. He had been in failing health
for the past year, his death resulting from heart failure. Seven
children survive him, three daughters, Mrs. Alexander LaBarge, Mrs.
John Conwell of Victor; Mrs. Minnie Nussbaumer of Farmington; and four
sons, Percey, Harry, Jesse and George Peck of Victor. The funeral was
held on Tuesday afternoon from the home of his daughter.
From Victor Herald 16 March 1900
The death of Mrs. Henry Peck, an old resident of this
place, occurred Tuesday at her late home on Church street. Mrs. Peck
had been ill with pneumonia but a few days. Deceased is survived by her
husband, three sons, Harry, Percy and Jessie, of this place, and three
Frank Neusbaumer of Farmington and Mrs. Alexander LaBarge and Mrs. John
O'Connell of this village. The funeral was held from her late home,
afternoon. Interment in the Boughton Hill cemetery.
From Victor Herald 11 April 1891
Hiram Peck died at his home in Phelps on Friday, aged 74 years.
Mr. Peck suffered a stroke of paralysis some time ago, and never
recovered his strength. He was sheriff of the county from 1883 to 1885,
inclusive, having elected to the office on the Democratic ticket in the
"tidal wave" campaign of 1882. His wife, son and daughter survive him,
and also his aged mother, Mrs. Seba Peck, who is a resident of
Canandaigua, and nearly 100 years old.
From Geneva Gazette 30 January 1885
Death of Horace Peck - Monday afternoon of last week Horace
Peck, of Oaks' Corners, drove to this village with a load of
which he intended to sell and transact other items of business.
returned home about ten o'clock. On entering the house he
of strange feelings, and from his actions it was evident that he was in
suffering condition. He retired to bed and was almost immediately
with symptoms of a spasmodic nature which speedily grew more
So rapid was the progress of the disorder that he was unable to give
intelligible account of what befell him in Geneva, and he died on
after three days of terrible suffering. The cause of his death
pronounced to be tetanus, or tetanic spasms -- a disease resembling
but involving the whole muscular and nervous system. The
of Mr. Peck's death were so peculiar that on Friday Coroner W. W.
of Clifton Springs proceeded to Oaks' Corners to investigate the
A jury was empaneled, the remains viewed, and an adjournment made for
day. On Saturday the testimony of Dr. Church, of Oaks' Corners,
taken. He testified that an examination of the body of the
showed that there was an injury to the throat as if it had been
by a strong clutch, and that there was the print of a boot heel on the
side just below the ribs. There were also bruises on other parts
the person. Dr. Church gave it as his opinion that the tetanic
were caused by the injuries received. The jury convened again
at Oaks' Corners. There being no doubt that Mr. Peck's death was
by a blow on the back of his neck, aggravated by other injuries, the
was taken up in hearing evidence as to Mr. Peck's movements on the
in question and with whom he had a quarrel. Nothing of very great
was elicited. The jury are hearing additional evidence today.
From Geneva Gazette 1 September 1899
The death of Ira L. Peck, of Seneca Castle, occurred
Wednesday evening under peculiar circumstances. Death was due to
typhoid fever, but the deceased believed in the faith cure and would
have no physician. Mr. Peck was a firm believer in his creed, on
account of the seemingly miraculous cure of
his sister, Miss Vina L. Peck, some time ago. The deceased was a
well-known milkman, member of the firm of H. H. Peck & Son, and
lived on a farm five and a half miles northwest of Geneva, where his
sister was married a
couple of weeks ago to Rev. F. A. Graves, a missionary of the Christian
From Ontario County Journal 8 September 1899
A story comes from Seneca Castle to the effect that Ira L.
Peck, a well-known citizen of that place, has died as a result of
his belief in the so-called Christian Science. It seems that Peck was a
strong advocate of the powers of divine healing, and was a prominent
worker in the interests of that cause. Several weeks ago, when he was
stricken with typhoid fever, instead of calling medical assistance, he
requested that a divine healer named Stewart, living in Auburn, be sent
for. Stewart began praying at the bedside of the sick man upon his
arrival, and was assisted in that duty by several members of the Peck
family, all of whom are ardent disciples of the belief. In the
meantime, Peck was dying and he passed away without medical attendance
after several days of terrible suffering. The family applied to two
physicians for a certificate of death, but they would not grant one.
Coroner Wright, of Geneva, investigated the case and granted a
certificate on the ground that as the deceased had refused medical aid,
no one was to blame but himself. Deceased was 35 years of age, and
aside from his fanaticism on Christian Science, was a well-liked and
From Ontario County Times 6 April 1892
Naples, N. Y. - Isaac D. Peck, an old resident of the town,
died quite suddenly on Wednesday morning, the 23d of March. Mr. Peck
was in his usual health on Sunday and was at the bedside of his
brother, David, who died that evening. Soon after returning home, he
had a severe stroke of paralysis and a second one on the day following,
from which he never recovered consciousness. He was about 66 years of
From Victor Herald 6 June 1891
Jasper O. Peck, one of the oldest and most widely known citizens
of West Bloomfield, died at his residence in that village on Saturday.
He was Supervisor of that town in 1815, and had long been prominent in
church and school affairs. His wife and three children, Mrs. Peck, of
St. Joseph, Mich.; Mrs. Foster of Geneva, and C. C. Peck, of Warsaw,
From Ontario County Journal 14 July 1911
Naples, N. Y. - John Peck, 2d, an enfeebled soldier, died
Monday afternoon at his home. He had been declining for some months,
rapidly of late. His age was 73. Born in Naples, the oldest son of
David and Matilda Peck. He had lived here since. He enlisted in 1862 in
Co. K, 126 N. Y. V. I., and served three years, was wounded at Bristow
Station, but continued to serve and came home with the regiment. He
soon married Miss Katharine Westbrook, of Naples, who with two sons,
Emory and Arthur, and one daughter, Mrs. O. E. Henry, survive. He was
one of the first members of Bingham Post, and for many years had been
an officer and a faithful attendant at the meetings. He had been a
great sufferer. The burial was Wednesday afternoon in Rose Ridge
cemetery, and was wholly in charge of Bingham Post. His uncle, John
Peck, 1st, is still living, quite hale and hearty at 92. Two brothers
are also living, Charles of Naples, and George of Belmont. Mr. Peck's
death is the only one that has depleted Bingham Post for the past 12
From Geneva Daily Times 1 May 1914
Naples, N. Y. - John Peck, believed to be have been the
member of the Masonic fraternity in New York State, died Wednesday at
his home in this village, aged 95 years. Mr. Peck was one of the oldest
and best known citizens of Naples. His death occurred at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. May Clement. He was born near the village of Ovid,
November 19, 1819, the son of John and Sophia Speer Peck. He taught
school for some time, but learned when a young man the trade of
blacksmith, at which he worked most of his life in the village of
Naples. Mr. Peck was a man of more than ordinary intelligence, a great
student of astronomy and delivering many interesting lectures on that
subject. He was the last of eleven brothers and sisters and is said to
have been the oldest member of the Masonic fraternity in New York
state. Sixty-eight years ago he married Eliza Kilpatrick, who died in
1908. Three children were born to them, all of whom are living. They
are Mrs. May Clement of Naples, Mrs. Damaris Hunt of Rochester and Mrs.
Nellie Post of Ohio. He also leaves several grandchildren. Rev. J. H.
Frause, pastor of the Presbyterian church and John Hodge Dodge, F. and
A. M., had charge of the funeral was held from the house in Friday
morning at 10:30 with interment at Rose Ridge Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 1 November 1878
Many of our readers will be pained to learn of the death of Hon. Lewis
which occurred at his residence in Phelps on Wednesday
morning. He has been for many years a prominent citizen of Ontario
county, and was well-known throughout Western New York. In 1850
he was elected to the legislature and served with honor. He was
appointed assessor of the twenty-seventh district in the old revenue
days and filled that office to the best satisfaction. His age was
A host of personal friends in this and neighboring counties will deeply
regret his death and sympathize with the family he leaves to
mourn his loss.
From Clifton Springs Press 24 September 1914
Lewis Peck died on Sunday evening in Geneva City hospital, where he
underwent an operaton of appendicitis. He was the eldest son of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Peck and was born in Phelps on October 17, 1886. In April,
1911, he was married to Miss Olive Seager of Rochester; besides whom he
leaves two sons, Lewis S. and George H. Peck.
From Ontario County Times 16 December 1885
Bristol, N. Y. - Mrs. Lucinda Peck, one of the oldest inhabitants
of this town and relict of Thomas Peck, a soldier of the war of 1812,
was stricken with paralysis last Tuesday afternoon, and entered into
rest yesterday morning. She leaves four sons and two daughters to mourn
her loss -- Wm. F. Peck, Rochester; Thomas A. Peck, Egypt, Monroe
county, N. Y.; David and James Peck, Bristol; Mrs. Sarah A. Root of
Somersett, Mich.; and Lucinda Peck of Bristol. Had Mrs. Peck lived
until the 27th of this month, she would have been 90 years old. Funeral
from the Universalist church tomorrow at 11 o'clock a.m., Rev. R. A.
Wheelock of Bristol Center, assisted by Rev. F. B. Peck, officiating.
She will be buried in Evergreen Cemetery in the family plot.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 June 1895
Mrs. Maria Louis Peck, widow of Hiram Peck, died in Phelps on
Sunday, the 23rd inst., at the age of 77 years. She leaves one son and
From Ontario County Journal 7 February 1908
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - On Saturday morning at an early hour, Mrs. Mariana Peck passed
quietly away at her home in this village at the advanced age of 87
years, after a long illness of grip and other complications. The
deceased was the widow of the late Matthew J. Peck and was very highly
esteemed and loved in the community where she had spent nearly her
whole life. She leaves two children, Mrs. Mary Fuller, of Findley,
Ohio, and one son, Howard Peck, who resided with his mother. The
funeral was held from her late home on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. N. W.
Bates officiating. Interment was made in the Rural cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 April 1910
Seneca Castle, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary D. Peck, wife of Henry J. Peck,
died last night at 10 o'clock at her home a mile north of this place.
The deceased, who was 71 years of age, has been practically a lifelong
resident of this section. In early childhood she came here with her
late father, the Rev. B. B. Gray, who for many years was the pastor of
the Seneca Castle Presbyterian church. Mrs. Peck herself grew up in the
church and for years has been one of its most active and influential
members. She also has taken an active part in Castle Grange, as well as
practically all of the public activities of the community. Last winter
Mr. and Mrs. Peck celebrated the 50th anniversary of their marriage.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Peck is survived by one son, Frank B. Peck, a
professor in Lafayette College; one daughter, Miss Mary G. Peck of New
York, and several grandchildren, nephews and nieces. The funeral will
take place Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house and 3:30
o'clock from the Presbyterian church, Rev. E. E. Grosh officiating.
Burial will be in the Whitney Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 April 1917
Mrs. Mary Esther Peck, wife of Charles E. Peck of the Lyons Road,
died this morning at 4 o'clock following a long illness. Besides her
husband, she leaves one son, Sealey Peck of the town of Phelps, and one
daughter, Mrs. Flood S. King of Geneva. Funeral services will be held
Sunday afternoon at the house at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Selt of Phelps,
officiating. Interment in the South Lyons Cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 17 June 1903
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Matilda Peck, widow of David Peck, died
Saturday, aged 81. Mrs. Peck was a native of Naples, the daughter of
one of its pioneers, Ichabod Green. She leaves one stepson, John Peck,
Jr., of Naples, and three sons, George of Belmont, N. Y.; Charles and
Clark of Naples; also one sister, Mrs. Mary Sutton of Naples.
From Victor Herald 11 March 1904
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Thursday morning, March 3rd, at his home
in this village occurred the death of Matthew J. Peck, of a
complication of diseases. He was born July 14th, 1822, at Lyme, Conn.
His father died when the son was seven years old and shortly after he,
with his mother, moved to West Bloomfield, where his mother soon died.
For some years, Mr. Peck lived with a Mr. King of East Bloomfield, but
soon returned to West Bloomfield to make his home. On December 17,
1856, he married Miss Marianna Hendee, who survives him. Two children
also survive, Howard H., who resides with his mother here, and Mrs.
Mary Fuller of Findlay, Ohio. The funeral was held from his late home
Saturday afternoon. Rev. N. W. Bates, assisted by Rev. S. B. Sherrill
of Clifton Springs, officiated. Interment was made in the Rural
From Ontario County Journal 4 May 1894
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Nancy Peck, the oldest citizen of
our town, died on Monday. She had been in very poor health for a long
time, and had passed her 98th birthday. Her friends had thought it
possible that she might see her one hundredth year, but God had willed
it otherwise. She was beloved by all who knew her. She was the mother
of nine children, six of whom are living. The funeral services were
held on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Annis Eastman officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 22 September 1893
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Permenio Peck, an old resident of this
town, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wright, in Canandaigua,
Wednesday morning. The remains were brought to Mrs. C. W. Bradley's
Thursday, where the funeral will take place at 10:30 o'clock this
morning. Mr. Peck would have been eighty-five years old today.
From Ontario County Journal 19 March 1909
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Reynold Marvin Peck, aged 75 years, a
lifelong and one of the most highly esteemed residents of this town,
died at his home in this village on Saturday morning at 3 o'clock, from
a stroke of paralysis, suffered the Thursday morning preceding. He was
the son of Reynold Peck, of Lyme, Conn., who was one of the pioneer
settlers of this town. His mother was Nancy Wheelock, a native of this
town. Mr. Peck was a man widely known, and noted for his strict
integrity of character and high moral ideals, and the community at
large feels it has met with an irreparable loss in his death. But his
good works will live after him. His was truly a Christlike spirit;
creed or color made no difference with him. He always saw the good in
everyone, and no one ever was turned away who came to him in need or
sorrow. If the poor were in want, or ill, his kind heart, with
substantial aid, was always ready to meet and relieve them. He was
always interested and took an active part in the best interests of the
town and community, and many monuments of his love of beauty and nature
can be seen throughout the village. For 30 years he had been trustee of
the Pioneer cemetery, was trustee of the Congregational church for 15
years. He also served four terms as member of the board of supervisors,
where his sound judgment and good advice were always sought for in
matters of importance by members of the board. He had been a trustee of
the Ontario County Historical society since its organization. His wife,
Isabella L. Ainsworth, was the only daughter of Hon. and Mrs. Stephen
H. Ainsworth, and she has the sympathy and love of the community in the
great loss she has sustained. Four sisters also survive: Mrs. Sarah Lee
and Mrs. Arminda Leech of Canandaigua; Mrs. Emily Latimer, of
Princeton, Ill., and Mrs. Jeanette Page of Leavenworth, Kansas. His
funeral was held from his late home on Monday afternoon and never in
this town has such a large concourse of people gathered to pay their
last tribute of respect. Rev. Louis Wilson, of the Congregational
church officiated, with Miss Ollarenshaw of Lima as soloist. The
interment was made in the Rural cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 July 1906
Phelps, N. Y. - The remains of Mrs. Sarah Peck, who
died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Cheney at
Cleveland, O., Wednesday evening will be brought here today. The
services will be held Saturday afternoon from the residence of her
son, Charles Peck, Rev. W. E. Doughty officiating. Mrs. Peck was born
at York, this state, March 30th, 1830. She moved to Phelps at an early
age and resided here several years prior to making her home at
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charles Cheney of Cleveland and
Mrs. H. C. Burdick, of New York, and one son, Charles Peck of Phelps;
also one brother, Henry Long, who resides in the state of Louisiana.
Peck had been ill for several months.
From Ontario County Journal 18 January 1895
Yesterday afternoon, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. A.
Wader, occurred the death of Mrs. Seba Peck, just 101 years
and one week after the day of her birth. Mrs. Peck was born in
Shelburne, Mass., Jan. 11, 1794. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
John Chapman. In 1805 the Chapmans removed to Phelps, where Miss
Chapman later married Horace Peck. Three children were born to them,
Mrs. J. A. Wader of this village; Charles Peck of Arcadia, and the late
Hiram Peck, who was elected sheriff of this county in 1882. Mrs. Peck
has been living in this village for the past six years, coming from
Phelps. Her death yesterday removed the last of a family of 12 brothers
and sisters. Her husband died in 1867. Four generations of the family
were represented at a New Year's dinner at the residence of Mrs. Wader,
when Mrs. Peck, Mrs. Wader, Mrs. H. B. Ferguson, Mrs. Robert Hensen and
child of Geneva were present.
From Geneva Gazette 18 January 1895
The death of Mrs. Seba Peck of Canandaigua occurred
yesterday at the advanced age of 101 years. One of her grandsons
is Chas. D. Wader, artist, formerly of Geneva. Mrs. Robert
W. Henson, also of Geneva, is her great grand-daughter, and Mrs.
Henson's year old child is a great-great-granddaughter.
From Geneva Gazette 10 June 1881
Suicide of Selah Peck - About six-and-a-half miles north of
Geneva, a little to the right of and in plain sight of the Lyons road,
conspicuous for position on a commanding eminence, stands a large and
commodious brick mansion, one
of the best farm residences in the eastern part of Phelps. It was built
by Mr. Selah Peck, a well-to-do farmer, and there
he has resided for many years. The barn adjoining was the scene of a
tragedy early last Monday morning, in which the person named
was the only actor. At an early hour his lifeless form was found
by the neck hanging by a rope attached to one of the beams, with
indubitable evidence that he had become his own executioner. Memoranda
afterwards found showed that the act had been contemplated for several
weeks, the date of the first being May 13th.
Mr. Peck was a man of excellent habits and character, a kind friend and
neighbor, well-read and
intelligent, and one who took deep interest in public affairs.
He was twice married, his first wife died several years since,
and soon after an only daughter followed the deceased mother to
the grave. Although past the age of 60, Mr. Peck married again. Tis
said the second marriage proved to him an unhappy one, although no
specific charges of neglect, unkindness or unfaithfulness are
preferred by others against the surviving wife. Probably his domestic
troubles were more imaginary than real, but to an acutely sensitive
mind unduly aggravated. Such apparently, from the tenor of writings
left behind was the cause of his act of self-destruction.
He was at the meeting of the "Friends of Human Progress" last Sunday,
held in his immediate neighborhood, though more as a curious spectator
than as one in sympathy with the actors in such gathering. Tis reported
that he remarked to a friend at this meeting that he was "tired of
life" - that this
world had no further attractions for him. His hearer though no more of
it than as an idle remark. While to all appearances Mr. Peck was
a man of sound mind, yet there is little doubt that he was a victim of
hereditary insanity. We are informed that his father and two brothers
were thus afflicted. An inquest has been held by Dr. J. Q. Howe,
coroner, and a jury. Their verdict is that he committed suicide while
in an aberration of mind.
From Ontario County Journal 31 December 1880
Naples, N. Y. - Another old pilgrim
has gone to her rest. Mrs. Sophia Peck, mother of John,
Daniel and A. Y. Peck of this village, died on Tuesday of last week,
at the age of 85. Her remains were buried at Middlesex beside
From Ontario County Journal 9 May 1879
We are called upon to record the sudden death of another prominent
and active citizen of
Victor, Mr. William Peck. He was taken ill Monday and
died Friday. He leaves an estimable wife and two beautiful and good
children to mourn his loss, as well as other relatives and friends. He
was 52 years old, and a native of this town.
From Geneva Gazette 4 December 1891
Saturday last William Peck of Phelps obtained several
morphine powders through the agency of A. C. Edington, at the corner
drug store. Going to the residence of Wm. Darling in Powers
alley, he swallowed three of six doses of the
deadly drug. He fell asleep, and late in the
evening it was found impossible to arouse him from deadly stupor.
He remained unconscious and died Sunday morning. He had
been accustomed to the use of
morphia, and it is thought unwittingly took an overdose. Three of
the six doses were found in his vest pocket. Coroner Wright took
cognizance of the case,
but did not deem it necessary to summon a jury and hold
an inquest. All the evidence adduced seemed to show that it was a
case of overdosing unintentionally. Deceased was a brother of the late
Sheriff Hiram Peck, and aged about 65 years.
From Ontario County Journal 21 December 1917
Farmington, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Sarah Durfee Peckham occurred
on December 11, following a few weeks of helplessness resulting from
the infirmities of age. She was born n Macedon, March 9, 1828, and was
89 years of age. In the year 1851 she married James Peckham, who died
many years ago, and she had practically lived all her long life in this
town, with the exception of 10 years residence in Michigan. She was a
lifelong member of the Orthodox Friends church, and was the last one in
the church to attire in the Quaker garb and use the plain language. She
is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lydia Jeffrey, who has devotedly
cared for her in her declining years; four grandchildren, Rev. Reuben
J. Payne, of this town, Olney Payne of Altoona, Pennsylvania; Willard
Payne of Pittsburgh, and Miss Nettie Payne of this town; three
great-grandchildren, Randall and Stanchfield Payne, twins of Aloona,
Pa., and Ruth Josephine Payne, of this town. The funeral was held on
Friday for the Orthodox Friends church. Rev. James W. Allatt, pastor of
the Methodist Episcopal church at Victor, officiated. Interment was
made in the North Farmington cemetery. Mrs. Peckham was a sincere
Christian and the influence of her life will be remembered, as
uplifting and helpful. She will be missed not only by her daughter in
the family circle, but in the neighborhood and county, where she was
well-known for devotion to the cause of temperance. For many years, she
was president of the local W. C. T. U., and was a life member of the
W. C. T. U.
From Ontario County Journal 13 August 1886
On Tuesday morning last, at about seven o'clock,
Mrs. Amy Peckins, aged 76 years, who lived with her son,
Warren Peckins, on the lake road south of this village, in the
of her household duties, lifted a griddle from the kitchen stove;
the flame blasted out and ignited her clothing and before she could
take measures to quelch the flames, her entire wardrobe was on fire.
Her piercing screams as she rushed frantically from the house were
by her son who was about his duties at the barn and also by the
who rushed to her assistance, but before they could reach the
unfortunate woman the fire had consumed every fragment of her clothing
and had burned a portion of her flesh almost to a crisp. In the
excitement of the moment a pail of water was dashed over her which only
served to scald and make
more painful the horrible burns. She lay in indescribable agony for
nearly three hours when Dr. O. J. Hallenbeck of this village arrived
and placed her under the influence of morphine. Oil was applied to
her body and all possible measures taken for her relief, but it was
immediately clear to the physician that the case was hopeless. In many
places the flesh was burned so badly that it fell from the bones. The
hair was nearly all burned off and her face was very badly burned. The
old lady lingered along in a semi-conscious state until eight o'clock
in the evening when she died.
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