"Ph" to "Pic" Obituaries



From Ontario County Journal 21 February 1879

Reed's Corners, N. Y. - Mr. James Phalen
died very suddenly on Sunday morning last. He was taken unwell on Friday evening, but was around on Saturday. He did not complain of feeling seriously ill until Sunday morning, and lived but a few hours afterwards. James was considered a fine young man, and will be missed by his infirm and decrepit father, as he was the principal support of his parent, and always treated him with great care and affection.



From Ontario County Journal 24 April 1908

The death of Mrs. Adella Phelps, wife of Calvin Phelps, occurred at the family home, Main street south, on Monday morning, after several months' illness from fatty degeneration of the heart. The deceased was 63 years of age, and leaves her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Benjamin Spencer and Mrs. Witter of this village, and Mrs. J. Malone of Buffalo; one brother and one sister. The funeral was held from the family home on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Ward Mosher officiating. The interment was in West avenue cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 2 February 1893

Albert H. Phelps, a resident of Canandaigua, died at his home on Pearl street in that village yesterday morning. The cause of his decease was a complication of affections finally terminating in pneumonia. Mr. Phelps was well-known in this community where he had been in the employment of the Central Hudson Company for several years. He was a member of local chapter of E. K. O. R. and belonged also to several other secret fraternities. He leaves a wife and two small children.



From Ontario County Journal 2 July1909

Rushville, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Alona Phelps occurred at her home near this village on June 24, aged 76 years. For 20 years she had been a patient sufferer from spinal curvature, and on the Sunday preceding her death she suffered a stroke of apoplexy with a second one on Tuesday, from which she did not rally. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Loren Blodgett, being one of four children born to them, and had spent her entire life in the town of Gorham, the old homestead being the farm now owned by Richard Ringer. Her husband, Jonathan Phelps, died about 25 years ago. She was a woman highly respected, and of sweet Christian character, and was for many years a member of the Congregational church. Of her four children, three survive: Mary, Newell and Frank; also one brother, Orlin Blodgett, all of Rushville. The funeral services were held from the residence on Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. A. W. Taylor, a former pastor of the Congregational church in this village, assisted by the present pastor, Rev. R. L. Smith, officiating. Burial was at Rushville.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 February 1904

Andrew J. Phelps,
an old resident of this city, died Saturday evening at his home, 16 Grove street, aged seventy-nine years. The deceased was born in Connecticut and came to this city in early life. During the Civil war, he enlisted as a private in company I, of the 148th New York Volunteers. He served throughout the war and received an honorable discharge. Since the war he lived a retired life. He is survived by his widow, one son, Fred H. Phelps, and one daughter, Mrs. Maston, of this city. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the house. Burial will be in Washington street cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 1 January 1892

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Chas. Phelps,
formerly of this place, died at New Rochelle Sunday evening, December 27th. His remains were brought here and funeral services were held at the residence of George Kingsbury Thursday at 11 a.m.



From Ontario County Times 8 March 1876

Honeoye, N. Y. - Daniel Phelps
departed this life last week. His age was seventy-three years. He engaged largely in buying sheep and cattle for the New York market, until he bought the mill property here. This he sold out a few years ago, and has of late given his attention very successfully to hop raising. He was energetic, and generally successful in his enterprise. Though close in deal and chary of his resources, he was generous where interested -- lending freely to honorable young men. He was fond of children, and though never having any of his own, he adopted two which he brought up. He leaves a wife to mourn his loss.



From Neapolitan Record 3 February 1881

Mrs. Phelps, relict of the late Daniel
Phelps, died at her home on Wednesday last, aged 80 years; the Funeral services were held at her late residence on Friday.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 29 July 1918

Canandaigua, July 29 -
The funeral of Mrs. Elmer Phelps, recently of Macedon, was held from the Woodlawn cemetery chapel in this city yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock with a Universalist clergyman from Macedon officiating. Mrs. Phelps was found dead in a woods near Rochester, together with the dead body of Chief of Police Elmer Fish, of Macedon. She was 25 years of age. Previous to her marriage some years ago, she resided in Canandaigua and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Sigler of South Main street. She is survived by her husband and two children, 4 and 6 years of age.



From Geneva Daily Times 29 June 1895


Mrs. Henrietta R. Phelps,
widow of George Phelps, passed away at Hopewell Center on Tuesday, June 25, aged 57 years.



From Ontario County Journal 1 September 1905

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
The death of Hiram Phelps occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Barbara Clement, in this village, on Aug. 22 at an advanced age of 91 years. At an early age he moved to Bristol, where he resided for 55 years on the farm which he owned. He came to West Bloomfield in 1891, where he had since resided. He was highly respected by the entire community for his honest, upright life and strict integrity of character. His funeral was held on Thursday afternoon, Rev. Newton W. Bates officiating. The interment was in the Rural cemetery. The deceased leaves four children, Calvin of Phelps; William of Buffalo; and Mrs. George Olmstead and Mrs. Barbara Clement of West Bloomfield.



From Ontario County Times 7 January 1885

Died at Rushville, N. Y., December 27, 1884, Mr. Jonathan P. Phelps. Mr. Phelps was born in Warren county, Pa., February 24, 1827. He came to this State in 1848 and resided in Ontario County the rest of his sojourn here; was married to Miss Alona Blodgett December 18, 1861. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his departure, Mamie, aged 18 years; Hattie, aged 16 years; Newell, aged 12 years; and Frank, aged 9 years. Four brothers also survive him, and an aged father, over whom the snows of eighty-nine winters have passed. His funeral was attended from his late residence, two miles northeast of Rushville, December 30, 1884, Rev. C. M. Bartholomew officiating. His text was from 1st Cor. 18:9, first clause. The reverend gentleman argued therefrom. "The immortality of the soul." A large number of relatives, and many friends and acquaintances met to pay their last tribute of respect to one whom they had known in life but to love and respect. A thoughtful and loving husband has gone; an affectionate and indulgent parent has been taken; a trustworthy citizen will be seen among us no more. He was a man who considered his word as good as bond or mortgage. He will be missed by a kind and loving wife, and by children who were dear to him. He will be missed in the public walks of life. Upon his casket was a silver plate with these words: "Rest in Peace." So we say, "Rest in peace."



From Geneva Daily Times 6 July 1909

Mrs. Mary Anna Phelps,
widow of the late Douglas Donald Phelps, died last night at 6:30 o'clock at her home, No. 423 Castle street. She was 60 years old. Mrs. Phelps was born in this city and lived here until her marriage when she moved to Indianapolis, Ind. After a year's residence there she accepted a position with L. S. Ayres & Co., a large department store, in which she had charge of the dressmaking department. In this position she was very successful and remained with them for 26 years, but owing to poor health was obliged to resign. She moved back here four years ago and has ever since made her home on Castle street. One year ago this month Mrs. Phelps suffered a stroke of paralysis and has been in poor health ever since but was able to be about the house. Sunday night she suffered a second stroke and never regained consciousness.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. James K. Wilson; one brother, Amos Fleming; and one sister, Mrs. Theodore W. Mills, all of this city. The funeral will take place Thursday morning at 10 o'clock from the house. Rev. D. H. Craver, pastor of the North Presbyterian church, will officiate and interment will be made in the family plat in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Ontario County Repository & Messenger 14 August 1872

The Hon. Oliver Phelps, one of our oldest and most respected citizens, died at his residence in this village, last evening, about 8 o'clock. He has been in feeble health for several years, and his death was not unexpected. The funeral will be attended tomorrow, the 15th inst., from his late residence, at 2 o'clock P. M.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 13 May 1897

Walter H. Phelps,
a well-known resident of Canandaigua, died at his home on Upper Main st. Saturday, after a protracted illness. He was the last surviving son of the late Judge Oliver Phelps and a great-grandson of the Oliver Phelps who founded Canandaigua. The funeral was held at the house Monday afternoon, Rev. Clausen officiating.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 20 April 1870

We are pained to learn of the sudden death of Wm. H. Phelps, Esq., who expired yesterday morning from an attack of paralysis of the heart. His demise was unexpected, having been in the enjoyment of seemingly good health, until within a short time prior to his death. Mr. Phelps was an old resident of this place, having been long identified with its business interests, and his death will be deeply deplored by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. He has been for several years connected with the firm of Phelps & Raines. Mr. Phelps was 67 years of age. The funeral will take place at 11 o'clock tomorrow (Thursday) forenoon, from the residence of Hon. Oliver Phelps.



From Ontario County Journal 13 January 1888

Farmington, N. Y. - Last Wednesday occurred the funeral of Mr. Randall Phetteplace, one of our oldest and most respected citizens. Mr. Phetteplace was ninety-three years old and had been a resident of Farmington over sixty years. He has been connected with nearly every business enterprise of this place.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 31 October 1933

Manchester, Oct. 30 - Mrs. Bertha Philley,
55, widow of the late Fred Philley, died this morning at the home of her son, Almon Philley. Besides her son, she leaves four brothers, Almon Scott of LeRoy, William and Ray Scott of Rochester, and Roy Scott of Central Inlet, L. I.; two sisters, Mrs. William Rotnour of Port Gibson and Mrs. Hazel Maslyn of Rochester. Funeral at the home of her son at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.



From Shortsville Enterprise 21 January 1926

The death of Fred A. Philley occurred at his home in North Avenue, Manchester, at 3:30 o'clock on Friday morning. He was 52 years of age. Mr. Philley was born at Gypsum, N. Y., on April 8, 1874. On November 12, 1895, he was married to Miss Bertha A. Scott of Clifton Springs. In November, 1916, he entered the employ of the Lehigh Valley Railroad company as a foreman, which position he held at the time of his death. Besides his wife, he leaves one son, Almon Philley, of Manchester; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Hattie Cooley of Gypsum; one brother, Milton Philley of Newark, and a half-brother, Charles Robinson of Lyons. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the family home, with Rev. Leon L. Swarthout of the Baptist church officiating. Interment was made in Riverview cemetery at Gypsum.



From Geneva Daily Times 7 May 1919

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -  George F. Philley,
whose home was just north of this village, died at the Clifton Springs Sanitarium Sunday, May 4th, after a brief illness of pneumonia. Mr. Philley was born February 24, 1857, and had spent nearly all of his life in this vicinity. He is survived by his wife, Auilda Chase Philley and a daughter, Mildred Philley. Funeral services will be held from his home Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. Interment in Gypsum Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 7 November 1895

The funeral of Mrs. Margaret Philley, wife of Wm. H. Philley, took place from the family residence, 237 East North street, Tuesday morning, the Rev. Mr. Brittain of the St. Peter's Church officiating. Burial was made in the cemetery at Gypsum, town of Phelps. Mrs. Philley died at 2:30 o'clock Sunday morning after suffering from consumption for the past half year. Besides her husband she leaves two children.



From Geneva Daily Times 25 May 1909

Mrs. Sally A. Philley,
aged 75 years, died this morning at 12:30 o'clock at the City Hospital. The remains were taken to her late home, No. 32 Evans street. She has been a resident of this city her entire life. Her survivors are five sons, George F. and William A. of Clifton Springs; Fred R. of Palmyra; William and Reuben H. of this city; three daughters, Mrs. James Cavanaugh of Palmyra; Mrs. E. E. Runyan of MacDougall, and Mrs. Fred Williamson of this city.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 February 1921

Gorham, N. Y. - 
The death of Mrs. Abigail Phillips, relict of Adnah J. Phillips, occurred on Sunday evening, February 6th, at 7 o'clock, after quite a long illness, aged 80 years. Mrs. Phillips was born in the town of Seneca and was the daughter of Titus and Mary Perkins. She married Mr. Phillips in the year 1860 and to them was given two sons, William of Gorham and Daniel of Hall, who are the only survivors. The funeral will be held tomorrow at two p.m. Rev. W. C. Chamberlain will officiate. Interment in Gorham Cemetery.



From Ontario County Times 24 February 1864

Killed in a skirmish near Harreilsville, Hertford Co., N. C., on the 21st of Jan, 1864, Alvan Phillips of Bristol, a Private of Co. D., 85th Regt., N. Y. S. Vol's. Another offering has been laid upon the altar of our country, another young life has been sacrificed to preserve the free institutions our fathers gave us, another hero has testified his love of liberty an his abhorrence of treason and sealed the testimony with his blood.

Private Phillips was born in Ontario Co., N. Y. His military history may be briefly given: He enlisted in Co. B., 85th Regt., N. Y. S. Vols, October 13th, 1861, being barely eighteen years old. He was with his regiment through the Peninsula Campaign up to the Battle of Fair Oaks, when he was taken prisoner while bravely endeavoring to aid in checking the overpowering force which threatened to annihilate Casey's Division. For three and a half months, he endured the horrors of a rebel prison. Sept. 14th he was paroled. October 6th he was exchanged and returned to his regiment where he did duty faithfully until his death, being present at the battles of Kingston, White Hall and Goldsboro, the attack on Newbern, and the raising of the siege of Washington.



From Naples Record 23 May 1928

B. Frank Phillips,
aged 71, died at his home in East Bloomfield on Saturday. He was born in Bristol and lived there until 1910, when he moved to East Bloomfield.



From Ontario County Journal 11 March 1887

Gorham, N. Y. - Benjamin Phillips,
of Seneca, died with cancer on Saturday, March 5th, and was buried on Sunday afternoon at the little church cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 10 March 1905

Bristol, N. Y. - Clarke M. Phillips,
a lifelong resident, died at his home Sunday, after a short illness of heart disease. His death came as a shock to the community, as it was unexpected and sudden. Mr. Phillips was born here 86 years ago and had always been a good citizen and was very much respected. The funeral was held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. from his residence, Rev. E. G. Tubbs officiating. Interment was at Evergreen cemetery at Bristol. Deceased is survived by one son, Melvin, and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Theodore Barber, of Avon.



From Ontario Chronicle 22 August 1900

Phelps, N. Y. - Curtis Phillips
died very suddenly last Wednesday evening. His wife left him on the porch peeling cucumbers and went in the house to prepare supper. She called him in a few minutes and receiving no answer, went out and found him dead. Deceased was fifty-seven years old, and is survived by wife and three children.



From Naples Record 23 September 1891

Dennis Phillips,
of Bristol, was found dead about a mile east of town a week ago last Saturday. He had been to Honeoye to do some trading and a little later was found dead of heart disease near the roadside, his horse grazing near him. The same day, Vantine E. Phillips, of Bristol, who has been poorly for some little time, died a few hours later. They were cousins, of the same age, 65 years, and both were married, died and were buried the same day. The double funeral was held from the Universalist church at Bristol on Tuesday. Both interments were in the Evergreen Cemetery here. Like David and Jonathan, they were "lovely and pleasant in their lives and in their deaths they were not divided."



From Geneva Gazette 6 January 1882


Gorham NY -
We sadly regret the death of our friend Ed. Phillips, which took place on the last day of the year 1881.  He was a young man respected by all who knew him.  We don't think he had a single enemy.  He leaves a wife and three small children.



From Geneva Gazette 27 January 1899

Edmund P. Phillips,
a lifelong resident of Clifton Springs, died last Monday, aged 68 years.  He served in the army throughout the Civil War as a member of the N. Y. Vols. and belonged to Gordon Granger Post, G. A. R.  He is survived by a widow and two grown-up sons.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 30 October 1907

Cheshire, N. Y. -
Last Wednesday night at his home occurred the death of Edson Phillips, aged fifty-one years. Mr. Phillips had been in poor health the past summer but the past two weeks was confined to his bed. He leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. Howard Gardner.



From Ontario County Journal 10 September 1909

Naples, N. Y. - Edwin Phillips,
aged nearly 88 years, died on Friday at his home in this village. He was born in Naples and was the oldest person living here, native born. He had been a busy man and had great physical endurance. For some years after his marriage he resided in Italy and Prattsburgh, but settled in this village again nearly 20 years ago. His wife, Olive Covel, was a Naples girl, and exactly his age. They married at 20 years, but she died in 1886. They had six children, of whom five are living, one, Mrs. Lestner, died this spring at Wellsville. Another, Mrs. Hainer, lives at Prattsburgh, and one, Mrs. Trask, at Wellsville; Richard C., Miss Tryphena and Miss Rose are of Naples. Mr. Phillips was noted for his sturdy Republicanism, never missing an opportunity to further the best interests of the party. Dr. J. H. France officiated at the funeral on Monday at the house, but the burial was in the Italy-Naples cemetery, where his wife was buried.



From Ontario County Times 9 April 1879

Unfounded Rumors -
The sudden and unexpected death of Mrs. Eliza Phillips, wife of Leonard Phillips of Cheshire, which occurred on the 1st instant, gave rise to an endless number of rumors to the effect that the deceased had been the victim of the most atrocious treatment at the hands of her husband. It was reported, among other things, that he, during her illness, had bathed her in ice-cold water in a room, the temperature of which was several degrees below the freezing point, and he was said to have obliged her to take all baths before an open window, when the weather outside was extremely cold. It was also rumored that her death had been hastened by poisoning. Coroner Newman being informed of these facts, proceeded on the 3rd instant, the day appointed for the funeral, to hold an inquest upon the remains of the deceased, and under his direction a post mortem examination was had, in which Drs. Bentley and Hutchens assisted, but nothing was discovered to corroborate the suspicion, and the inquest was postponed until yesterday, when the testimony of several witnesses was taken. We are glad to be assured that the facts elicited prove that the reports are utterly unfounded, and have no other justification than is to be found in the imagination of mischievous gossips.

Among the witnesses examined was Dr. F. R. Bentley, who said that he had attended the deceased during her sickness, that was taken with a chill on the 10th of March, followed by a fever; and that she died from natural causes -- child-bed fever, aggravated by the prevailing epidemic, to which she was, in her weak state, peculiarly susceptible. Other testimony was given which showed that Mr. Phillips was generally considered a kind husband, and a tender nurse in the sick room. No rebuttive proof of any importance was adduced, and the investigation dispels all suspicion of foul play in the case. We understand the coroner's jury brought in a verdict in accordance with the foregoing facts.



From Ontario County Journal 21 October 1910

Honeoye, N. Y. -
On Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary E. Gilbert, occurred the death of Mrs. Eliza Phillips, at the age of 90 years. Death was due to heart failure. Deceased was the daughter of John Pool and Deborah Reed and was born in the town of East Bloomfield. She was educated in the common schools and during her young womanhood was a competent teacher. The late Senator Hicks of Canandaigua, the Rev. Eugene Hicks of Salem, Mass., and others received training from her. At the age of 22, she was married to John Phillips, who died Oct. 4, 1869. Three children were born of this union. They are: William F. of Rochester; Mary E. Gilbert of Honeoye and Gertrude Davis, deceased. Mrs. Phillips had resided at the home of her daughter here since 1870 and during that time had formed many warm attachments. Her influence was healthful and uplifting and will be permanent. The funeral was held from the home of her daughter on Monday, Rev. Mr. Babbitt of the Universalist church, Bristol, of which she had been a lifelong member, officiating. The house, overfilled with neighbors and friends, bore silent tribute of the esteem in which she was held. Interment was in the family lot at Lakeview.



From Ontario County Journal 29 April 1892

Bristol, N. Y. - Franklin Phillips,
a very popular townsman, died Saturday, April 23, aged 74 years. Mr. Phillips has long been connected with the Baptist society and was a prominent and energetic member. A man of sterling worth and interested in all good works, his death is felt by a large circle of relatives and friends. The funeral was held at his late residence Monday at 2 p.m. and was attended by a large concourse of people. The Rev. Mr. Townley of Canandaigua officiated at the services. Burial Baptist Hill Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 22 April 1909

George Phillips,
aged about 70 years, committed suicide at his home at 316 Castle street some time during last night or early this morning. His body was found in the kitchen of the house at about 5 o'clock this morning by his daughter, Rebecca Phillips, who resides at the house. Mr. Phillips had used a razor to accomplish his rash purpose and had cut a deep gash in his throat. He was dead when discovered. Dr. Stebbins was called but the physician could do nothing and he advised that the police be notified. Officer T. McNerney was sent to the house as soon as the case was reported. The officer, after investigating the case, called Coroner Eiseline, who in turn notified Undertakers Kennedy and Kennedy to take charge of the remains. Coroner Eiseline came to Geneva later and viewed the remains. Despondency, causing temporary insanity, is believed to be the cause of the suicide.

Mr. Phillips was well-known to the majority of Genevans. For about 15 years he acted as coachman and messenger at the State Experiment Station and during that time was a familiar figure on the streets of the city. For some time past he has not been in good health and his friends also state that he has had considerable trouble of late years. Mrs. Phillips died a short time ago. Just previous to that affliction Mrs. Richard Phillips, wife of his son, committed suicide by jumping into the lake at the foot of Castle street. The fire department has been called to the Phillips house several times by chimney fires and other troubles and difficulties seemed to come upon Mr. Phillips frequently so that of late he has at times been despondent. About January 1st he left the employ of the State Experiment Station and since then has been at his home, 316 Castle street. A part of the time since he had been ill and during his illness it is said that he acted strangely and was so despondent that the family kept watch of him and kept all sharp instruments concealed as it was feared that he might commit suicide. Mr. Phillips recovered from his illness at that time and since then had been feeling better. It is said that he was about the yard of his home yesterday doing odd jobs and acting about as usual. He retired as usual last evening. The Phillips house consists of two stories with a basement kitchen. Mr. Phillips slept on the first floor while Miss Phillips occupied a room on the second story. During the night Miss Phillips heard no commotion about the house and was not disturbed in any way. This morning she arose about the usual time and went to the kitchen in the basement. When she opened the door she was horrified to see her father lying on the floor with blood about his clothing. Miss Phillips hurried to the residence of Edgar Parker nearby and Mr. Parker called physicians and the officers. As soon as it was seen that Mr. Phillips was dead and that death was due to his own hand, the body was turned over to the undertakers upon instructions from the Coroner. The razor with which the deed was done was taken by Officer McNerney, who brought it to the police station where it was added to the station collection. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 18 January 1901

Death of Mrs. Geo. H. Phillips -
The widow of the late George H. Phillips died yesterday morning at her home, South Main street, in the 81st year of her age.  In death this venerable couple were not long divided.  Mr. Phillips died on the 8th of December last.  Mrs. Phillips maiden name was Laura Gale, daughter of Ira and Esther Gale Wood, and was born in Bennington, Vt., in 1821.  She accompanied her husband to Geneva when he came here and established the Phillips and Clark Stove Works.  She sympathized heartily with him in his work of aiding the Baptist Church in its material and spiritual welfare. She was a model wife, mother, neighbor and Christian.  Her funeral will be held either tomorrow or Monday and her remains conveyed to Troy for interment in the family plot in that city.



From Geneva Daily Times 15 February 1907

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Yesterday morning, at the Kennedy undertaking rooms on Bristol street, was held the funeral of Mrs. Harrison Phillips, of the town of Canandaigua, who died of cancer on Tuesday, at a Canandaigua institution, at the age of 62 years. She is survived by three sons, Irah, George and Frank Phillips, of the town of Canandaigua. The interment was at Baptist Hill.



From Geneva Daily Times 1 June 1922

The death of Mrs. I. W. Phillips, of 128 Pulteney street, occurred this afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Geneva City Hospital, following a weeks illness. Besides her husband, Isaac W. Phillips, she leaves one son, George Phillips; one daughter, Mrs. Walter Butler; one sister, Miss Nellie O'Malley, all of this city.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 14 December 1938

Canandaigua, N. Y. -  Irva W. Phillips,
72, Canandaigua Town, died Monday night in a local hospital. He was born in Bristol and had resided in Canandaigua Town for 50 years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edwin H. Lyons, Academy and Mrs. Lewis Ferran, Canandaigua; a son, Harrison J. Phillips, Angola; and two brothers, Frank, Canandaigua, and George Phillips, Cheshire. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the home with burial in Academy Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 10 February 1871

In Gorham, on Wednesday morning, 8th inst., Mr. Isaac Phillips, aged 86 years, 3 mos., and 5 days. Deceased occupied the farm where he died at such an advanced age, upwards of 84 years. He was the father of ten children, of whom but three survive; his estimable wife preceded him to the grave nearly fifteen years. He was an exemplary citizen, respected by all who knew him.



From Geneva Daily Times 4 April 1907

Mrs. Isabelle Jane Phillips, wife of Amos H. Phillips, died last night at twelve o'clock at the family residence, No. 182 Lewis street. Mrs. Phillips had been ill for several months, and at Christmas time she underwent an operation. She was 46 years old and was born in Syracuse. For the past 35 years she has resided in this city. She was a member of the First Baptist church, and of Rebekah Lodge, I. O. O. F. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Alfred J., two daughters, Olive and Inez; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Mac Ewan; one sister, Miss Susan Mac Ewan, all of this city; and seven brothers, Peter, James and Daniel of Buffalo; Joseph of Chicago; Edward of Cleveland; George and Ernest of this city. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the residence, Rev. W. K. Towner, pastor of the Baptist church, will officiate and interment will be in Glenwood.



From Ontario County Times 1 April 1891

Port Gibson, N. Y. - Jacob Phillips
died at his home last Sunday morning, after an illness of about a week. Pneumonia, together with hardening on one lung, was the cause of his death. The funeral was held on Tuesday at the church.



From Ontario County Journal 16 February 1894

Last week Friday, shortly after the hour of noon, people who were passing along lower Main street, saw a well-preserved woman of about sixty years of age, fall prone to the sidewalk in front of the vacant store next to the bakery of John Stevens. Bystanders quickly went to her assistance. Blood was streaming from her face, apparently from a cut on the nose which she must have sustained in falling. A doctor was summoned and in the meantime she was carried into the bakery where restoratives were vainly applied. The coroner was summoned and the body of the dead woman was removed to the undertaking rooms of O. N. Crane, where it was examined by Dr. A. L. Beahan, of this village. A coroner's jury was summoned, but on account of the absence of important witnesses, the inquest was postponed until Monday evening. From the evidence introduced at the inquest, it appeared that the dead woman had at times been subject to attacks when it was exceedingly difficult for her to breathe. It also appeared that she was laboring at the time under great excitement over a business matter on which she had come to consult her attorney. After due deliberation the coroner's jury found that the cause of death was apoplexy.

The deceased was Mrs. Jane E. Phillips, of Bristol, widow of the late E. Vantyne Phillips, of that town. One son, Edson E. Phillips, of Bristol, and two daughters, Mrs. Libby A. Pitts of Honeoye and Mrs. Emma Pixley of Michigan, survive her. The funeral was held from her late residence on Monday.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 9 October 1872

Mrs. Phillips, widow of James Phillips,
residing in Gorham, accidentally fell into the Mill-race at Bethel on Saturday morning last, and was drowned. Her body was recovered in about two hours. Her age was about 66 years.



From Geneva Gazette 23 October 1891

John Phillips,
a colored man, aged about 54 years, living at the foot of Colt's Hill, dropped dead near the Electric Light Station Monday evening. The cause of death was plainly apparent, some disease of the heart which claims so many victims. The county might therefore have been well spared the expense of an inquest. Coroner Wright thought differently and impaneled a jury, who have been devoted two days to an investigation and called in physicians to hold an autopsy on the body. Thus a bill of $100 or upwards will be made for which to the common mind there seems not the slightest necessity. As was expected the jury found that Phillips' death resulted from heart disease.



From Ontario County Journal 14 May 1915

The funeral of Mrs. Juliett Phillips was held on Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Mary Marsh, where she had made her home for several years. Last March, she had a stroke of paralysis, and about two weeks ago was taken to the Canandaigua hospital, where Mrs. Marsh accompanied her, and she passed away on Saturday night and was brought to the Hill. Mrs. Phillips was 79 years old on April 28 and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Richards of Bristol. She married Dennis Phillips, and excepting a short time in California, spent her life in Bristol. Three children were born to them, two of whom survive, John and Fred, of Los Angeles, Cal. Burial was in Evergreen cemetery. She was tenderly cared for during her illness by her friend, Mrs. Marsh.




From Geneva Daily Times 24 April 1908

Mrs. Kate W. Phillips,
wife of Levi H. Phillips, of 277 Main street, died at 12:30 o'clock this morning after an illness of peritonitis. She had been sick only since Saturday. She was 47 years old and was born in the town of Amenia in Dutchess county. For the past nine years she has lived in this city. In the Universalist church she was an active worker. Besides her husband, the survivors are: one daughter, Mrs. J. M. Doyle of New York; two grandsons, Donald and Harold Doyle of New York; her mother, Mrs. C. J. Weller, who lives near Canandaigua; one sister, Miss Mary Weller; three brothers, Samuel Weller of Rochester, William Weller of Hopewell and Henry Weller of Canandaigua. Burial Chapman Cemetery, Hopewell.



From Victor Herald 23 October 1903

Allen's Hill, N. Y. -
Died, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry G. Ogden, October 16th, Leander Phillips, aged 84 years. Mr. Phillips was born at Honeoye, Ontario County, September, 1819, but his boyhood was spent in Naples. After a time he went to Otsego county and in 1847 married Miss Margaret Merriss of that place. Six children were born to them, all of whom are dead except Mrs. Ogden. In 1860, Mr. Phillips married Miss Caroline Briggs of West Winfield, Herkimer county, N. Y., and resided in that village until her death in 1901, when he came to the home of Mrs. Ogden, where he was tenderly cared for as long as he needed earthly care. He was a man of much intelligence and force of character, a deacon in the Baptist church for forty years. His funeral was held at his daughter's home, Sunday, October 18, conducted by the Rev. J. S. Brown, who took for his text: "He was a good man." Burial at West Winfield, Herkimer county.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 28 August 1907

Bristol, N. Y. - 
On Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock occurred the death of one of the oldest residents of this place, Mrs. Louise Phillips, wife of B. F. Phillips, aged 87 years. Twelve days ago she had a stroke of paralysis, leaving her in a helpless condition until her death. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Esther Simmons, with whom she made her home, and three sons, Elnathan, John and Frank, all of this place. The funeral services were held Friday, Rev. J. B. Ebersole of Canandaigua officiating. Interment in Evergreen cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 27 November 1896

Honeoye, N. Y. - 
It is seldom that a community is more startled than was this one to hear last Thursday evening, Nov. 19, that Lyman W. Phillips was no more. He had been around the neighborhood as usual, working on his place until 4 o'clock, when he gave up and acknowledged that he was a sick man. At half-past seven he was dead of neuralgia of the heart. Only the evening before he had visited at a near neighbor's. People could hardly believe L. W. Phillips was dead. On Saturday at 2 p.m., his late residence was filled with friends from a distance and neighborhood friends. Rev. Mr. Day, assisted by Rev. Mr. Herman, officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Phillips were the first couple united by Rev. Mr. Day upon coming to Honeoye nearly 35 years ago.



From Geneva Daily Times 24 June 1910

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - 
After an illness extending over a period of several months, the death of Mrs. Margaret Phillips occurred at the home of Fred Mackey, just north of this village, on Wednesday evening, at the age of 71 years. The deceased was the widow of Jacob Phillips, who died several years ago. She was born in the Town of Palmyra and had resided in this village during the past 27 years, and was well-known in this village. The deceased is survived by one son, William, of this village, and a niece, Mrs. Frederick Anderson of New York city. The funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon from the home at 2 o'clock, and the remains will be taken to Palmyra for interment.



From Geneva Daily Times 5 January 1897

Maria Phillips (colored), aged 55 years, died at her home on Exchange street Saturday evening. The funeral took place at 2:30 this afternoon from the house; services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Weller.



From Geneva Daily Times 5 January 1909

The funeral of Mrs. Maria Phillips, wife of George Phillips of 316 Castle street, will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from Trinity church. Rev. C. M. Sills, D. D., and Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., will officiate and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 22 October 1909

Mrs. Mary Dubois Phillips
died at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Maryetta Dubois, on Bristol street, on Monday, aged 82 years. Deceased had long been a resident of Gorham. Funeral services were held on Wednesday and burial was in Rushville.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 January 1911

Mrs. Mary J. Phillips,
wife of Lewis S. Phillips, died yesterday morning at 2:30 o'clock at the family residence, No. 11 Genesee street. Mrs. Phillips was born in Broadalbin, Fulton county, 77 years ago. For the past 26 years she has lived here. Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter, Miss Mary F. Phillips, a teacher in Lewis Street School. The funeral will take place at the family residence tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock. Rev. W. K. Towner, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate. The remains will be taken Thursday morning to Broadalbin for interment.



From Ontario County Journal 25 February 1916

Honeoye, N. Y. - 
On Saturday evening occurred the death of Mrs. Mary Jane Phillips at her home east of this village. She had been an invalid for two years. She was born at Conesus on May 16, 1865, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Willis. When ten years of age, she came to this town and lived in the family of Daniel Phelps until her marriage with Lyman W. Phillips. Since then she had lived in this town. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Felicia Wallace; a granddaughter, Dorothy Wallace of this p;lace; a sister Mrs. Lucinda Quackenbush of Bliss; a brother, Anson Willis of Hume. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon from the late home, Rev. Rothrock of Allens Hill, officiating. Burial was in Lake View cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 10 October 1929

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Melvin M. Phillips,
84, a resident of Bristol Center and a Civil War veteran, died yesterday. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Jessie Jobson of Bristol. Funeral from the home Friday with burial in Evergreen Cemetery at Baptist Hill.



From Ontario County Journal 12 May 1911

Bristol, N. Y. -
On Monday morning occurred the very sudden death of the oldest woman in town, Mrs. Nancy Phillips, who, had she a few weeks more, would have reached her 90th birthday. Mrs. Phillips had been out of doors all the forenoon. Going to the house at noon, she sat down on the steps in the shade, and was soon taken with cramps and chills. She lived only a few minutes. She was the last survivor of a family of nine children and was the daughter of Colonel Ephraim Jones, of the 8th New York Reg. in the war of 1812, and Betsey Waldron Jones, who came from Vermont. Her whole life was spent in Bristol, being born less than two miles from her late home. She was the last one in the town to give up doing her own spinning and weaving, having made her own crash toweling from flax as it grew until a few years ago. Besides her son, Melvin, who has lived with and cared for her for several years, she leaves two grandchildren, Lorenzo Quick and Mrs. Theodore Barber of Lima; also four great-grandchildren. The funeral was from the house Wednesday, Rev. Albert Briddon officiating. Burial was in Evergreen cemetery.



From Victor Herald 29 December 1905

By the death of Nathaniel Phillips, which occurred at his farm resident a few miles west of this village, shortly before noon on Thursday, Victor loses an estimable citizen and one of her most successful farmers. Mr. Phillips had been ill but a few days, having suffered since last Friday with an attack of pneumonia. This combined with a serious heart weakness caused his death, the news of which comes as a great shock to a large circle of friends. Mr. Phillips was about sixty-seven years of age and was born in Richmond, N. Y., the son of Darius and Harriet Phillips. He had been a resident of this town for many years and was widely popular because of his genial and generous disposition. He was an active worker in the First Presbyterian church of this village, of which he had long been a member. He is survived by his wife and four children, Charles A. Phillips, Henry N. Phillips of Victor; Mrs. John H. Boughton of Victor, and Mrs. B. C. Marquis of Farmington. The funeral services will be held from the family home Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. Frank W. Hill officiating. The interment will be made in Boughton Hill Cemetery and will be private.



From Ontario County Journal 15 July 1881

Victor, N. Y. - Died, at her residence, Tuesday, July 12th, of consumption, Mrs. Nathaniel Phillips. She was a woman of many estimable qualities, a kind mother and faithful companion. She has borne her sickness of nearly two years duration with Christian fortitude and courage. Her husband and children, together with her large circle of friends, have, in her death, met with an irreparable loss.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 29 November 1871

Died, November 8th, at the residence of her son-in-law, David A. Pierpont, in Richmond, Mrs. Olive Phillips, relict of the late Captain Joshua Phillips, aged 87 years. Mrs. Phillips was a native of Dighton, Massachusetts, and came to Richmond in company with her husband in 1803, being one of the early pioneers of that town, where she resided until her death. Although her years numbered seventeen more than is allotted to mankind, yet she retained her faculties to the last; also the amiable and virtuous qualities of mind which characterized her life and made her beloved and respected by all who knew her.



From Ontario County Journal 2 April 1915

Cheshire, N. Y. - Oscar Phillips
passed away on Wednesday morning after a week of the most intense suffering, resulting from injuries by a motorcycle more that a week ago. Mr. Phillips was 82 years old and leaves, besides his aged wife, four daughters, Mrs. Ida Elwell, Mrs. Jessie Boyd, Mrs. Alice Monks and Mrs. Maud Henry.



From Geneva Daily Times 22 December 1908

The remains of the woman found in the Cayuga and Seneca canal yesterday were identified positively late yesterday afternoon as those of Mrs. Richard Phillips of 137 Castle street. All of the circumstances in the case seem to indicate that Mrs. Phillips took her own life while suffering from temporary insanity due to melancholy. The woman had made at least one previous attempt to take her life by poison and it is stated that there was another occasion when she also attempted to commit suicide. In both these previous cases her condition was discovered before she had accomplished the act. The woman suffered from fits of melancholy, or despondency, at times and it is supposed that it was during one of these fits that she committed her rash act yesterday. Mr. Phillips was home at noon and he states that at that time his wife appeared about as usual and that she seemed to be in cheerful spirits. He left her apparently in a good mental condition. Along toward the middle of the afternoon the woman evidently dressed herself in her best clothing and left the house. Several persons near the corner of Exchange and Castle streets saw her hurrying toward the lake front but paid no particular attention to the fact at that time and it was not until after the discovery of the body that they recalled having seen Mrs. Phillips on her way to the lake. As near as can be learned, no one saw the woman when she jumped into the water, but late yesterday afternoon, Herbert Grey, paymaster at the Fay and Bowen Engine Company plant, saw the body of a woman floating down the Cayuga and Seneca canal at a point about opposite the Fay and Bowen shop. Word was immediately sent to Coroner Buchholz and the body was taken from the water. The body was still warm, showing that it had been in the water only a short time. Life, however, was extinct. Coroner Buchholz expressed the opinion that it was the woman's clothing that kept the body floating and prevented it from sinking.

The remains were removed to the undertaking rooms of Kennedy and Kennedy, where they were almost immediately identified by Chief Kane as those of Mrs. Richard Phillips. Over $100 in money, two deposit books and the key to the woman's home were found in her clothes. Coroner Buchholz took the key and found that it fitted the lock at the Phillips home. Some time afterwards, Mr. Phillips, who is employed as a delivery man by the Dorchester and Rose Hardware Company, was located. He positively identified the body as that of his wife. Mrs. Phillips is survived by her husband and two sons. Coroner Buchholz this morning granted a certificate of death from drowning with suicidal intent. The funeral will take place from the Phillips home in Castle street tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 13 October 1929

Canandaigua, N. Y., Oct. 12 - Mrs. Sarah A. Phillips,
65, died suddenly of heart trouble at her home in Academy today. She leaves her husband, Irva Phillips; two daughters and one son, Mrs. Lois Ferrin and Mrs. Edwin Lyon of Canandaigua, and Harrison Phillips of Buffalo. Funeral from the home Tuesday at 2 o'clock with burial in Academy cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 23 September 1910

Bristol, N. Y. -  Sarah J. Phillips,
wife of Stillman Phillips, had a stroke of apoplexy on Aug. 30, never regained consciousness and died seven hours later at her home in Bristol, where she had lived nearly all her life. Sarah J. Calkins was the daughter of Daniel and Charlotte Calkins; was born June 8, 1835, and married Stillman Phillips in Bristol on July 4, 1852. The funeral was held at her home on Sept. 2, Rev. Walter T. Hawthorne of Honeoye officiating. The body was laid to rest in a beautiful bed of flowers in Lake View cemetery, Honeoye. Her husband, four sons, three daughters, three brothers, three sisters, 36 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren survive.



From Naples Record 23 September 1891

Vantine Phillips -
(see Dennis Phillips above)



From Ontario County Journal 22 November 1912

Rushville, N. Y. -  Willard Phillips,
a former resident of this community, died suddenly at his home at Clifton Springs last Thursday, aged fifty-five years. He leaves a wife and three daughters, all of Clifton Springs.



From Phelps Citizen 15 April 1926

Mrs. William Phillips
died on Monday evening at the Clifton Springs sanitarium where she had been taken a few days before for treatment. She had been in failing health for several months and was 53 years of age. The surviving members of her family are her husband and seven children, Lyndon, Vernon, Raymond, Kenneth, Blanche and Ina Phillips; and two sisters, Mrs. Oscar Connell of Rochester and Mrs. Alice Mans of Geneva. Funeral services will be held at the Phelps Methodist Episcopal church at 2:30 this Thursday afternoon, at which the Rev. G. H. Winkworth will officiate. Interment will be made in Rest Haven cemetery.



From From Phelps Citizen 15 April 1925

Mrs. William Phillips
died on Monday evening at the Clifton Springs sanitarium where she had been taken a few days before for treatment. She had been in failing health for several months, and was 53 years of age. The surviving members of her family are her husband and seven children, Lyndon, Vernon, Raymond, Kenneth, Blanche and Ina Phillips; and two sisters, Mrs. Oscar Connell of Rochester and Mrs. Alice Manz of Geneva. Funeral services will be held at the Phelps Methodist Episcopal church at 2:30 this Thursday afternoon, at which the Rev. G. H. Winkworth will officiate. Interment will be made in Rest Haven cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 28 May 1897

Horrible Accident - Earl Philly,
the 8-year-old son of William Philly, who resides on Wadsworth street near the Dixon property, was instantly killed last evening about 4 o'clock  The little boy had just been dismissed from school and caught a ride on the pole of a separator which was being drawn by a threshing machine. The engine was in charge of A. F. Zimmerman, who had just gotten it from the railroad depot. When the engine reached the corner of North and Wadsworth streets, young Philly attempted to get off the pole.  In doing so he fell and the hind wheel of the separator passed over his neck. Both arms were broken at the shoulders.  An ugly wound was on the right side of his head. Zimmerman stopped the engine immediately and picked up the boy, who was unconscious. He laid him on the grass of a nearby yard, where he died about five minutes later.

Undertakers Fletcher & Devaney took charge of the remains and will conduct the funeral, which will take place tomorrow at 10 a. m. Interment in Egyptian Cemetery near Clifton Springs. Coroner Wright was notified by Chief of Police Kane, and will hold an inquest early next week when all the facts will be brought out.



From Ontario County Journal 17 October 1913

Stanley, N. Y. -
This community was shocked to learn of the sudden death of D. L. Phinney at Canandaigua on Friday afternoon. Mr. Phinney left here on the afternoon train for Canandaigua to have some teeth extracted. After having four pulled out, he expired almost immediately. No anesthetics were given. An autopsy was held, and it was found that his heart was twice the size it should have been. Mr. Phinney had owned and conducted a meat market here since last spring, coming here from near Canton, Pa., to which place the body was taken for burial on Monday. A brief service was held at the home of his brother, Edmund Phinney, on Sunday afternoon by Rev. Bruce Pierce, pastor of the Methodist church. A widow and four small children are left to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to them at this time.



From Naples Neopolitan 22 June 1887

Mr. Thomas Phinney
died of cancer in the face and neck, June 8th, after a long and painful illness. The funeral was largely attended at the M. E. Church on Monday at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Byrom. The bereaved relatives and sorrowing friends followed him silently to his last resting place. Burial Bristol Center Cemetery.



From Ontario County Chronicle 25 September 1901

John H. Phippard, a well-known resident of this place, died Friday at his home in Bristol street, aged 53 years. Mr. Phippard removed to Canandaigua from New York city about twenty-five years ago, and had resided here continuously since that time. He was a person who had traveled extensively in earlier life and was therefore a most entertaining conversationalist. He had suffered from Bright's disease for a year, and that was the principal cause of death. He is survived by a widow and two stepsons, Edwin P. and Frank Perego, all residents of Canandaigua. The funeral was held at the family home Sunday afternoon, the interment being in Woodlawn.



From Shortsville Enterprise 17 January 1919

The death of Mrs. Bridget Phipps, one of the oldest lady residents of Shortsville, occurred at her home in Goodnow street on Friday evening last, at the advanced age of 85 years. She had been ill only a few days and her demise was attributed to old age. Mrs. Phipps was born in County Mayo, Ireland, on October 27, 1833, and came to America when but eight years of age. Her entire life in this country had been spent in Farmington, Manchester and Shortsville. She was twice married, her first husband being Marcus Redding, of Farmington, who died about one year after their marriage. About three years later, she was married to David Phipps, Sr., who departed this life about 34 years ago. For a number of years, Mr. Phipps was a keeper of one of the toll-gates on the "Plank" road, and was one also a veteran of the Civil War.

The deceased was a mother of ten children, five of whom, survive, viz.: Mrs. Samuel J. Deits of Bloomington, Ill.; Mrs. William Knauss of Clifton Springs; David W. Phipps, Jr., and Misses Emma and Margaret Phipps, all of Shortsville. There are also 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held on Monday morning at 10 o'clock, with a requiem high mass from St. Dominic's Catholic Church, Rev. William P. Ryan officiating, assisted by Rev. Felix J. O'Hanlon, of Clifton Springs and Rev. M. B. Groden of Canandaigua. The remains were taken to Canandaigua and placed at rest in Calvary cemetery, beside those of her late husband. Six grandchildren acted as honorary bearers: James Fogarty, of Canandaigua; Edwin Knowles of Palmyra; Walter Lapham of Canandaigua and Louis Brown of Canandaigua.




From Ontario County Journal 16 September 1898

Sunday morning Charles Phipps, of Shortsville, was struck by the first section of the Niagara Falls excursion train when attempting to cross the tracks near the flag house. Mr. Phipps was quite deaf and did not hear the approaching train, although a number of persons tried to warn him. After being struck by the engine, he was thrown on to the pilot, from which he fell beside the track. When picked up he still breathed but expired in about fifteen minutes. He leaves a wife, an adopted daughter and an aged mother. The funeral was held from St. Dominick's church at 10 o'clock Tuesday.



From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 11 January 1906

Mrs. Mary Phipps
died at the home of her sister, Miss Josephine Henry on Pulteney street, last Sunday, aged about 65 years. She was a West Indian by birth, came here with the late James Simons, and resided here many years, part of the time as maid for Mrs. J. P. DeLancey. She had the esteem of all her neighbors, kind-hearted, especially in case of sickness, never waiting to be sent for. The funeral was held yesterday. This leaves her sister, Miss Henry alone, no, alone for there are many who drop in to see her.



From Geneva Daily Times 21 October 1904

Shortsville, N. Y. - John Pickering,
who was struck and killed by an engine in Canandaigua during Wednesday evening, was a resident of this section, his home being in Hopewell, just southeast of this village, where he lived all alone. He had gone to Canandaigua to pay a mortgage, and strayed on to the freight tracks leading to the lake, where death overtook him. He has no relatives in this vicinity.



From Ontario County Times 29 January 1890

Farmington, N. Y. -  Mr. Phineas Pickering,
of Baker Hill, in Victor, who died last week, was buried in the Friends cemetery here, last Thursday.



From Geneva Gazette 29 June 1900

Mrs. J. Howard Pickett
died at her residence, 28 High street, Sunday evening last, aged 75 years.  She is survived by her aged husband, and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Fred T. Nester.



From Geneva Daily Times 11 June 1904

James Howard Pickett,
one of the oldest business men of the city, died at 6 o'clock this morning at his home, No. 28 High street, aged eighty years. The deceased was taken with a stroke of paralysis three years ago next September and since that lived a retired life. He was not thought to be seriously ill, however, until a week ago when there was a general breaking up of his system, resulting in his death. Mr. Pickett was born in Gorham, February 11, 1824. His father and mother, Ausel and Charlotte St. John Pickett, came to this section from Litchfield, Conn., early in the century and settled at Gorham. The deceased was the oldest and only son of three children. His early days were spent at Gorham, where he married Miss Laura Stevens. In 1855 he came to this city and after three years he opened a hat and fur store on Seneca street. Later he removed to the Dove block on Exchange street and his final place of business was his own block on Castle street. In 1901 he retired after being in business for forty-three years.

The deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Frederick T. Nester of this city; one sister, Mrs. L. H. Haskins, Morgantown, N. C., and one niece, Mrs. Charles Maynard, Dayton, Ohio. The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon from the house. Rev. D. D. Moore, D. D., a lifelong friend of the family, will officiate.



From Ontario County Journal 3 February 1888

Gorham, N. Y. - Marcus E. Pickett was stricken with paralysis last Sunday night, and died the next night, aged forty-nine years. He was one of our best and most highly esteemed citizens, an earnest Christian, and deacon of the Baptist church. His death is a great loss to the church and community, as well as to his own family, consisting of a wife and three children, who mourn his seemingly untimely death.

From Ontario County Times 8 February 1888

Marcus E. Pickett, who died at his home in Gorham, January 30, aged 49 years, has always resided upon the same farm, previously occupied by his father and grandfather. He was converted and united with the people of his choice, the Baptist church, in Gorham village, at the age of thirteen. Always a living, acting Christian, the church has lost one of its earnest, faithful and conscientious members. Always advocating the principles of truth and right, he was ever ready to aid in every good cause. Possessed of a genial happy temperament, he found many friends; none knew him but to love him. He found his greatest enjoyment in his own home circle, was always a fond, affectionate husband and father, ever mindful of the best interests of his family. He leaves a wife, two sons, and a daughter, upon whom the affliction falls most heavily. In politics Mr. Pickett was a staunch Republican, and was frequently selected by his fellow townsmen for public trust and responsibility. Ever prompt in responding to the calls of duty, he was conspicuous among the most useful, public-spirited citizens of his town, and his early death will be felt as an irreparable loss to the community in which his lot in life was cast.



From Ontario County Journal 28 May 1909

Patrick Pickett,
a resident of the township, near Cheshire, died at the Memorial hospital on Wednesday morning, aged 72 years. He leaves three grandchildren. Deceased was a veteran of the Civil war. Funeral services will be held this morning at Ahrens & Breen's undertaking rooms and at St. Mary's church.



From Geneva Courier 5 March 1879

The death of Bessie Picot, reported in our last, occurred on Sunday, Feb. 23d, and the cause of death was inflammation of the bowels. Diphtheria had nothing to do with the case, as it was definitely shown by the post mortem.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 June 1922

Francis E. Pickard
of Lake street died at his home Saturday afternoon at one o'clock after a short illness. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Cynthia Pickard; two daughters, Miss Ethel Pickard, at home, and Mrs. Stevens L. Smith of Seneca Castle. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the residence, Rev. Bruce Pierce of the First Methodist church, will have charge and interment will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 6 June 1896

The death of Dr. Mitchell H. Picot, which occurred at seven o'clock last evening at his home on Main street, was a shock to Geneva, although he had been very low for some time. The cause of death was cerebral hemorrhage. Dr. Picot has long been one of the most prominent, as he has been one of the best equipped physicians in Geneva. The funeral services will be held at the house at four o'clock Monday afternoon, and interment will be made in Glenwood. The family will have the condolence of many friends. Dr. Picot was born in Philadelphia January 12th, 1840. His grandfather, Count de' Espinville, was the first consul general that France sent to this country. His father, Prof. Charles Picot, was captain of cavalry under Napoleon the first, and was taken captive at the burning of Moscow. The doctor graduated at Jefferson medical college of Philadelphia, in 1860. He was commissioned by the United States as surgeon in 1863, when he came to Geneva and has remained here since. The doctor's title was Marquis de' Espinville, blue and gold being the colors of his coat of arms in the flowers that hang at the door.



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