"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
From Ontario County Journal 2 July1909
Rushville, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Alona Phelps occurred
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
laid upon the altar of our country, another young life has been
to preserve the free institutions our fathers gave us, another hero has
testified his love of liberty an his abhorrence of treason and sealed
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
in this city. In the Universalist church she was an active worker.
her husband, the survivors are: one daughter, Mrs. J. M. Doyle of New
two grandsons, Donald and Harold Doyle of New York; her mother, Mrs. C.
J. Weller, who lives near Canandaigua; one sister, Miss Mary Weller;
brothers, Samuel Weller of Rochester, William Weller of Hopewell and
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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