"Pid" through "Pl" Obituaries



From Ontario County Times 14 April 1875

Victor, N. Y. -
On the morning of the 8th instant, Mrs. Mary Pidrick, aged 73 years, died at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. Sidney Pim. The funeral was held at Rochester on Sunday, at the church of the Good Shepherd at 2:30 p.m.



From Ontario County Journal 9 March 1900

Naples, N. Y. - Alexander Pierce
died in West Hollow on Friday, March 2, aged 77 years. His whole life has been spent here. He was a brother to Oliver P. Pierce, also of this town. He leaves a wife, who was Miss Huldah Jones, two daughters, and a son. The children all reside west.



From Geneva Gazette 2 September 1898

Another Soldier Dead -
One of the first victims of the war from Ontario County was Allen M. Pierce, of Co. B., Third New York, who died of typhoid fever at Camp Alger, last Saturday.  Young Pierce, who was but 26 years of age, enlisted at Geneva, June 27, and went with his company to the camp, where change of climate, camp life, etc., resulted in his illness and finally his death.  His remains were taken to East Bloomfield Monday, and after services at the Methodist church there, were brought to this village for interment in Woodlawn cemetery.  He leaves, besides his father, two brothers, Harley and Ralph.  The former, who was in the battle at Santiago, had his gun and canteen struck by Spanish bullets, but escaped injury, only to be stricken down with fever a few weeks later, and he now lies dangerously ill at Wykoff Hospital at Montauk Point. Deceased was a nephew of Layton Pierce, of this village.  Canandaigua Times.



From Ontario County Journal 25 December 1891

Andrew Pierce,
who died at Clifton Springs last Saturday, in his 78th year, was, previous to 1877, a prominent business man of St. Louis. He was president of the St. Louis & San Francisco railroad, and was interested in other business enterprises. Since 1877 he had resided in Clifton Springs and had done a great deal for the advancement of the village. He was one of the founders of the Pierce library, was a trustee of the Clifton Springs Sanitarium and a large stockholder in the Lisk Manufacturing Company. He leaves a widow, a son and three daughters.



From Ontario County Chronicle 10 April 1901

Naples, N. Y. - Asahael Pierce, the last son of a pioneer of the town, Jonathan Pierce, died Friday, aged 80. Deceased was a bachelor. He was a famous shot and hunter in his day, with an eye as keen as a hawk. With his thoroughbred hounds and his long rifle, he captured scores of deer in Pennsylvania and western forest. A nephew, Bryon Pierce and a sister, Mrs. McDowel, survive.



From Ontario County Journal 1 May 1914

Naples, N. Y. - 
On Sunday evening occurred the death of Mrs. Augustine Fox Pierce, of this town, after a long and painful illness. Mrs. Pierce was nearly 46 years of age and had spent her life in this vicinity. There survive her husband, Byron E. Pierce; one daughter, Miss Florence Pierce; three brothers James, George and Nelson Fox; and a sister, Mrs. Grover Hiler. Funeral services were were held on Wednesday from the home.



From Naples News 23 February 1899

Again the dread messenger has come into our midst. In the death of C. Austin Pierce, he takes from the happy fireside a loving husband and father, from the community from the community an esteemed citizen, and from business circles a faithful and proficient man. Mr. Pierce was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Albert Pierce of South Bristol. His birth occurred July 3, 1863, In September 25, 1895, he was united in marriage with Miss Sarah M. Hewitt of South Bristol. He was a graduate of the Valparaiso Art School, and was afterwards employed by the John R. White Jewelry Co., of Rochester, and was sent to take charge of a branch store opened in New York City. After a few years a change was made in the plans of the company and Mr. Pierce decided to resign his position and resume his art studies. His choice was the production of portraits and many fines attest to his taste and skill. Three years ago the first of April, Mr. Pierce moved to Naples and opened a photograph gallery in the Fox building, where he proved his merit as an artist and gave promise of a successful career in his chosen line of service.

Though a quiet man, his brief residence in our midst had won him many warm friends and the respect of all who knew or met him. After an illness of but nine days, and before many had learned of his sickness, on Friday afternoon at half past five o'clock, he passed to be with God. Tis sad to see so swift a flight from the from the prime of life, the vigor of manhood, and the bloom of health, to the grave; but there is joy in the thought that his sufferings in the flesh were brief and that he, the husband, father, son, has gone to abide with the Father of us all.

Mr. Pierce is survived by his wife and one child, Mary Caroline; also by his father, mother, and one sister, Mrs. Hiram Reed, of Canandaigua. The funeral services were held from the home Sunday at 2 o'clock p.m., Rev. E. M. Smead, officiating. 



From Ontario County Journal 12 March 1886

Naples, N. Y. - Mr. Dennis Pierce,
of South Bristol, was buried on Sunday. He was an old resident there and highly esteemed. The children of his deceased daughter, the late Mrs. F. L. Clark, who reside here, attended the funeral.
Burial Coye Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 February 1907

Phelps, N. Y. - Dr. W. A. White was notified Monday of the death of Mrs. E. C. Pierce, a former Phelps lady, which took place at the home of her son, George Pierce, at Washington, D. C., Monday morning. Mrs. Pierce was the widow of the late Elisha Pierce, a well-known business man of this village, who died ten years ago. She had been an invalid for several years, and had lived in Phelps until two years ago when she went to Washington to reside with her son. Mrs. Pierce was 83 years of age and is survived by one son, George, and a step-daughter, who lives near Clifton Springs. The remains will be brought to Phelps Wednesday for interment.



From Ontario County Journal 21 August 1896

Phelps, N. Y. - Elisha C. Pierce,
an old and prominent resident of this village, died at his home on North Wayne street early last Monday morning of old age, in the 86th year of his age. A wife, son and one daughter, Mrs. R. G. Wright of Westfield, survive. The deceased had been engaged in the hardware business in this place for a term of years, and was succeeded in the business by his son, George, in company with Earl Humphrey. The funeral services were held from the Presbyterian church on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Dr. Webb officiating. Interment in the Phelps cemetery.



From Auburn Citizen 21 August 1924

Died, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bernard Farrant, 87 Franklin Street, Auburn, N. Y., August 20, 1924, Eliza Ann Pierce, widow of William H. Pierce, formerly of Canandaigua, aged 65 years. Brief burial service will be held at 11 a.m. at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Farrant, with concluding services in Canandaigua at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in West Avenue Cemetery, Canandaigua.



From Naples Record 16 July 1870

Died, on Thursday morning, July 7th, Mrs. Elizabeth Pierce, wife of Parley Pierce, of this place. She suffered much during the last two years of her life, being palsied, helpless and deprived of speech and sight; but had her children to watch over her night and day. She was a faithful Christian and exemplified the beauties of religion to the last. She was 82 years of age, and had been a faithful wife and mother for 65 years. She is mourned by a large circle of children, grandchildren. great-grandchildren; the Church and many friends.



From Geneva Daily Times 12 February 1907

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Elvira Pierce died at the home of her brother, A. J. Tyler, Sunday night, aged 81 years. Her husband, Otis Pierce, died 22 years ago. Mrs. Pierce who was born in Madison county, came to Naples 70 years ago and had lived here since that time. She was a member of the Methodist Church and much respected.



From Ontario County Times 25 February 1880

The sickness of Mr. Evelyn Pierce of Honeoye, mentioned in last week's Times, terminated fatally on the 17th instant. The loss to the community of a citizen so prominent and useful and long resident, is very sincerely recognized. Evelyn Pierce was born in Moravia, Cayuga county, N. Y., Oct. 2d, 1809. When 22 years of age he removed to Honeoye with an older brother, Lyman Pierce, who there opened a store of dry goods and other merchandise. The brother died five years afterward, and Evelyn succeeded him in the mercantile business, which he carried on very successfully for twenty-five years. He then sold his establishment to Mr. Alfred Franklin, who had been a clerk in his employ for several years. About that time Mr. Pierce was elected supervisor of the town of Richmond, to which office he was regularly re-elected during the seven following years. To other less prominent official positions which he was called to occupy, he brought the same care and faithfulness, and intelligent business skill, which had made him successful as a merchant. In regard to matters of public policy and principle, Mr. Pierce was strongly anti-slavery in his views and convictions. He leaves behind him a name respected and esteemed by a large circle of acquaintances and friends.



 From Geneva Daily Times 9 September 1908

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Fanny B. Pierce,
aged 86 years, died at the home of her son, Frank G. Pierce, in this village Sunday afternoon. Until within two years Mrs. Pierce had resided on the large Pierce farm, at the head of Honeoye lake. The destruction of her home for over half a century by fire two years ago was a severe blow to her. Mrs. Pierce's husband died 15 years ago. She leaves, besides her son Frank, a son William of Honeoye, and a daughter, Mrs. Jessie Seamans of New York City.



From Ontario County Journal 14 May 1897

North Bloomfield, N. Y. -
A sad event happened in this place last Saturday morning when Frank K. Pierce was found hanging from a rope in the grist mill of Aaron Mather, where he was employed. He had been a little nervous and out of his mind by spells, and took his own life. He was well-known and liked, and has been a miller for several years. He leaves a wife, one daughter, Bertha, and one son, Addison of Rochester, who are left to mourn the loss of a loving husband and father. Funeral services were held at the house on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Firgan officiating. His age was 55 years and six months.



From Ontario County Journal 5 March 1897

Canadice, N. Y. - Mrs. Geo. Pierce
died at her residence in Canadice on Monday morning last at 11 o'clock. She was brought from the hospital the Monday previous. The funeral was held on Thursday at the Advent church in Springwater, and the remains were interred in the Springwater cemetery. She leaves a daughter and a husband to mourn her loss.



From Geneva Daily Times 5 July 1906

George Frederick Pierce, aged 20 years, died of typhoid pneumonia yesterday morning at 6:00 o'clock, at the home of his parents about five miles south of this city on the lake road. The deceased was a graduate of Geneva High School this June but was unable to attend any of the exercises owing to his illness. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George B. Pierce. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning and burial will be at Phelps. The Rev. A. B. Temple of No. 9 will officiate.



From Ontario County Journal 25 February 1898

Canadice, N. Y. -
On Monday afternoon last, the community was shocked to hear that George O. Pierce had met death through an accident, which occurred to him while working in the woods. He, together with several other workmen, was engaged in felling trees in Chester Richardson's woods, where he had taken a job of getting out a quantity of lumber. He and the man with whom he was working, had sawed down a large tree, which, in falling, had lodged in a smaller tree. They then proceeded to saw down the smaller tree, without stopping to cut a kerf in the opposite side. After sawing it partly off, it split up the stump to a distance of ten or fifteen feet. It is supposed that one of the splinters or a limb from the tree struck Mr. Pierce and knocked him down. He fell upon his back and before any assistance could be given, the broken tree fell, striking him squarely across his face, smashing his head. Mr. Pierce moved to Canadice from Springwater about one year and a half ago. He was an honest, hardworking man and a good neighbor, whose untimely death will be greatly regretted by all who knew him. He was a member of Springwater lodge, K. O. T. M., in which order he held a beneficiary certificate of one thousand dollars on his life. He leaves a mother, one sister, one brother and a ten-year-old daughter, his wife having died about one year ago. Deceased was about thirty-five years old. The funeral was held at A. C. church at Springwater on Thursday, at eleven o'clock, Rev. Mr. Jackson officiating. Interment took place in Springwater cemetery.



From The Naples Record, April 17, 1935, Page 2

Glancing Backward - Doings in Naples and Vicinity Thirty-Eight Years Ago; We glean the following from the files of The Naples Record of April 21, 1897:

Died, in Naples, April 16, 1897, Miss Harriet Pierce, aged 22 years.



From Ontario County Journal 14 January 1916

Bristol, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. James Pierce, of this place, occurred on Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. V. R. Hurlbut, at Canandaigua, where she had been ill the past four weeks, having been taken suddenly ill while on a shopping trip to that city. Mrs. Helen Albro Pierce was a daughter of David and Jane Albro of Bristol. She went to live with Mr. and Mrs. Sardis Simmons at Richmond when 12 years of age, remaining there until married to James Pierce in Oct., 1879, and had since resided here. Seven children were born to them, Murray, who died in 1887; Mrs. Victor. Hurlbut, Mrs. George Clark, Mrs. William Keys and Elmer Pierce of Canandaigua; Mrs. Frank Gilburt of Bristol, and Carl Pierce of Ionia. She is also survived by her husband, 14 grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Byron Dawley of Canandaigua, and Mrs. C. F. Davis of Rochester. Mrs. Pierce was 58 years, 8 months and 14 days old. She attended the Universalist church here. There was a prayer at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hurlbut, on Sunday, by Rev. G. L. Morrill, and services at her late home at 2 o'clock, at which Rev. Flower officiated. Burial was in Evergreen cemetery.



From Geneva Advertiser-Gazette 7 March 1893

Henry Pierce,
who has made a home for many years with his son south of the village, died there last Wednesday, March 1st, the funeral occurring on Friday.  Interment was made at Melvin Hill.  The old gentleman was formerly a printer, and worked with James H. Steer and J. W. Neighbor at the old Courier office under the management of William Johnson.  He was a well informed old man, genial and full of fun.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 19 September 1906

Bristol Center, N. Y. - Henry Pierce
died suddenly at his home last Wednesday. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Adrian  Brandow; and three sons, Frank, Edward and George.



From Ontario County Journal 31 January 1890

Henry S. Pierce, of the banking firm of Pierce & Williams of this village, died at the Canandaigua Hotel last Friday morning about one o'clock of inflammatory rheumatism, superinduced by the influenza. He had been confined to his room since before the holidays, but his condition improved after his first attack so that hopes were entertained of his speedy recovery. It was only within about a week of his death that his condition grew alarming. Inflammatory rheumatism followed the influenza and from the 18th inst. he lapsed into a comatose state from time to time. Last week Wednesday evening about 8 o'clock, after conversing a short time with Judge Davy, of Rochester, and other friends, he became unconscious and remained in that condition until his death Friday morning. Mr. Pierce was in his fifty-fourth year, was unmarried, and a brother and three sisters survive him, one of the latter, Mrs. Bennett, residing in New York City.



From Ontario County Journal 10 November 1905

On Friday occurred the death of Mrs. Herslora Brown Pierce, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Melvin Pierce, on the Cheshire road. Mrs. Pierce had assisted in the morning work about the house and almost without a moment's warning the death messenger came. She was born on December 27, 1823, and was the daughter of Joseph Brown, a pioneer of South Bristol. She was a woman of noble Christian character and the influence of her quiet, unassuming life will long be felt in the hearts of those who knew her best. Mrs. Pierce was a teacher for many years and taught for some time in California, where her sister, Mrs. Ann Morgan, the last of the family, now resides. Funeral services at the home on Sunday afternoon were conducted by Rev. J. S. Ebersole, who spoke from these words; "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." The burial was in Evergreen cemetery at Bristol, where she was laid at rest beside her husband, Josiah Pierce, who died on August 8, 1902.



From Ontario County Chronicle 29 January 1902

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Huldah Pierce,
aged 68, widow of the late Alexander Pierce, was buried Saturday in the West Hollow cemetery, having lived in that locality most of her life. She died at the home of S. H. Lyons, a friend, who, since her husband's death had taken her to his home and care for her. So drifted was the snow that on the way to the cemetery the hearse was overturned and considerable consternation ensued.



From Ontario County Journal 17 November 1916

The funeral services of Mrs. Ida Gilbert Pierce, whose death occurred of heart failure on Saturday, were held at the home on Adelaide avenue on Monday. Rev. George Wilson Scudder officiated. She was a useful and loyal member of the Universalist Church and president of the Universalist Ladies Aid. Many beautiful floral pieces from neighbors and friends expressed the esteem in which she was held. Deceased was born in Bristol Center, the daughter of John and Victoria Insse Gilbert, 55 years ago. She leaves her husband, Leighton Pierce; a son, John Pierce; and a foster son, Ray FitzMorris of Buffalo. Interment was in Woodlawn.



From Ontario County Chronicle 15 April 1903

Bristol Springs, N. Y. - J. A. Pierce,
a highly respected resident of this town, died at his home near Boswell Corners on Thursday of last week, aged about 68 years. Funeral was held Saturday from his home. Burial at Rose Ridge, Naples.



From Neapolitan Record 2 December 1880

James Pierce,
who has been a long but happy sufferer, departed this life Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock, aged 68 years. His decease was expected yet sudden to the friends. His disease was bronchial consumption from which he suffered for months. He was born in Booneville, N. Y., in what is called the "Black River Country," and came to this village when a young man. He learned his trade of Timothy Griswold and until a few years ago has been one of the leading mechanics and business men of the town. An active life as a citizen in our midst covering a period of about fifty years, has rendered him so widely and favorably known as to need no words from us. The church of his choice, the M. E. Church, has lost one of its most faithful and devoted members. He was constant and active at every means of grace given by the church, and lived faithfully the cause he advocated. His great faith carried him triumphantly over all troubles, a long sickness and death. He leaves a widow and one child, to more especially feel his loss, while the blow falls heavily upon a large circle of sisters and brothers, their families, also the children of his widow. He minutely gave all details for the funeral services and burial, and they will be fully carried out. The services will be held from the Presbyterian church tomorrow, Friday, at 10 a.m. by Rev. C. G. Lowell.



From Ontario County Journal 15 May 1903

The death of James William Pierce occurred at his home on Chapin street on Tuesday afternoon, after an illness which had confined him to his house but a short time. Mr. Pierce was born in Canandaigua 63 years ago and spent most of his life here, being widely and favorably known as a painter and decorator. Deceased is survived by his wife, one son, Fred H. Pierce, of Sacramento; and two sisters, Mrs. Cordelia Hartwell of Napa, and Mrs. Mary Hahn of San Francisco, Cal. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock, and Rev. Dr. J. Wallace Webb will officiate.



From Victor Herald 15 August 1902

Bristol, N. Y. -
Last Thursday night, Josiah Pierce suffered a shock of paralysis, which terminated in his death. The funeral was held from his late home Sunday at 2 p.m., interment being made in the Evergreen cemetery here. Mr. Pierce is survived by an aged widow and one daughter, Mrs. Melvin Pierce.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 December 1907

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Pierce,
widow of J. Albert Pierce, died at her home in South Bristol Wednesday at 6 a.m., aged 71 years, after a brief illness. She had lived nearly fifty years on the farm where she died, was an estimable lady and much respected. She is survived by one daughter and one sister, Mrs. Love Standish, of Woodsville, N. Y.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 25 December 1907

Naples, N. Y. -
The burial of Mrs. Mary Pierce of South Bristol took place in Naples Friday, December 13th, Rev. C. C. McLean of the Presbyterian church officiating. Mrs. Pierce was the daughter of Perry and Lucy Holcomb and was born April 27, 1836. She was married to James A. Pierce in 1857. They had one son, C. Austin Pierce, who was a photographer in Naples for some years and died here in 1899. Also one daughter, Mrs. Julia A. Reed, who with her husband and children had been a widow since 1903. She was a teacher for some time before her marriage and after her marriage moved with her  husband to Boswell's Corners where they lived for nearly fifty years. She was a woman of great industry and economy as well as of high ideals and as her life was passed largely in her home, she impressed these principles upon her son and daughter and grandchildren. The devotion of her daughter and family was very comforting to her in her declining years. Of a large family of brothers and sisters, she is survived by only one sister, Mrs. Love Standish of Woodville.



From Geneva Gazette June 1 1814


 In Farmington, the 25th ult. NATHAN PIERCE, Esq., aged 44 years -- one of the earliest settlers of this country.



From Ontario County Journal 20 April 1900

Naples, N. Y. -
The death of Oliver R. Pierce, of this town, occurred at the home of his son, Francis Pierce, of Bristol, on Friday, April 13. His age was 78. His life had been mostly spent in that part of Naples known as West Hollow, and he was honored as a man of integrity. His wife died some years ago, and in March, he lost his brother, Alexander. He leaves, besides his son, Frances, two others: William, who resides in the west and Warren, who occupies the old home farm; also one daughter, Mrs. Charles Struble, of Honeoye.



From Ontario County Journal 9 February 1883

Naples, N. Y. - Mr. Otis Pierce
died at his home in this town on Monday. Mr. Pierce was of the pioneer type of men, a famous hunter in his day, and a sturdy, straightforward, honest citizen. Some two years ago he was sick a long time, but recovered and worked hard last season, over-doing, and a return of his old disease soon prostrated him. The funeral is today, Wednesday.



From Ontario County Journal 24 July 1896

Naples, N. Y. - Parley H. Pierce,
an elderly and honored resident, died on Friday evening, aged nearly 67 years. His younger brother, William, died two years ago. There are now but three sisters left of a family of nine, Mrs. William Wilson, Mrs. N. R. Holcomb and Miss Kittie Pierce. The deceased leaves a widow and four children, Evelyn, Mrs. Clara Lyon, and Miss Nora, of Naples; and Mrs. Charles Mumford of Nunda. Many older people will remember the "Carolists," a male quartette that concerted through western New York in the 50's, with success. The singers were George C. and Henry Deyo, Parley and William Pierce. A sister of Mr. Pierce who married S. L. Deyo, was one of the finest sopranos in Ontario county. A large number of relatives and friends mourn the death of this kind and beloved friend.



From Ontario County Journal 13 October 1882

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah Pierce,
relict of the late James Pierce, died in this village on Tuesday, Oct. 10. She was past three score and ten. Several weeks ago she was stricken with paralysis, and has been gradually failing since. Mrs. Pierce was an excellent woman, for a long time a member of the M. E. Church. She leaves two sons in this vicinity, John and William Maltby.



From Ontario County Journal 14 March 1890

Mrs. Sarah Pierce, widow of the late Dennis Pierce of South Bristol, an old lady of 78, was found dead in her bed Friday morning. Coroner Wettling, of Naples, was summoned but did not deem it necessary to hold an inquest, as the cause of her death was plainly heart disease. Her daughter, sleeping with her, had spoken to her two hours before, when she was all right.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 January 1933

Naples, N. Y. - Warren L. Pierce,
aged 72 years, died at the farm home at West Hollow, about five miles north of Naples, Monday morning. Deceased was the son of the late Oliver H. Pierce and was a lifelong resident of Naples. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Esther Ingraham Pierce; and three sons, Earle Pierce of Canandaigua, Burnette and Floyd Pierce of Rochester; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held from the home on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock and burial will be in Roseridge Cemetery, Naples.



From Ontario County Journal 7 December 1894

Honeoye, N. Y. - William Pierce,
late of North Dakota, formerly of this town, died on Monday, November 26. His remains reached this place on Friday. The funeral services were held from Mrs. Pierce's on Sunday, with burial at Rose Ridge, Naples, by the side of his daughter, Mrs. Fanny Pierce Reed.



From Ontario County Journal 19 January 1894

Naples, N. Y. -
On Saturday, at noon, William H. Pierce died of pneumonia after an illness of two days. He was nearly 62 years of age; born in Naples. He was the youngest of nine children of Parley Pierce. There were five girls and four boys, of whom now only three sisters and one brother survive. He married Mary, daughter of George Culver and sister of Mrs. Lemuel Dunton of Canandaigua. He was of such a genial disposition, with so many social qualities, that every one was his friend. He was a fine singer, and thirty years ago was a member of the popular club of male singers from Naples called the "Carolists," who concerted throughout the country with success. In later years he had sung much during political campaigns and on patriotic occasions. He leaves a wife and eight children, all of whom live at home except Frank, who is in business in Canandaigua. Business places were closed during his funeral on Tuesday.



From Geneva Daily Times 25 February 1908

Naples, N. Y. - William L. Pierce,
aged 40 years, died Sunday morning of paralysis. Mr. Pierce was a native of Naples, and had always lived in town. He leaves a wife, who was Miss Lucy Muck, a mother, three brothers, Frank Pierce of Canandaigua, George and Fred of Naples, and three sisters, Miss Alice and Mrs. E. J. Haynes of Naples, and Miss Mary of Mount Vernon, N. Y.



From Ontario County Journal 27 May 1892

Naples, N. Y. -
On Saturday, in the forenoon, the remains of Wm. M. Pierce or "Jack" Pierce, were placed in Rose Ridge. He was 55 years of age, a farmer and vineyardist, and had lived here all his life. Was well-known here as a very friendly, honest and correct man.



From Ontario County Chronicle 13 May 1903

Yesterday afternoon occurred the death of William R. Pierce, a long-time resident of the village, and a veteran member of the fraternity of house painters and decorators. He is survived by his wife and one son, Fred Pierce, of Sacramento, Cal. Deceased was aged 63 years.



From Livonia Gazette 16 May 1890

John Pierpont
of Allen's Hill died Wednesday night. The funeral will be held from the house today at 10 o'clock.



From Ontario County Journal 20 April 1894

Honeoye, N. Y. - Lucius L. Pierpont
died at his home near Allen's Hill on Wednesday morning, April 18, at the age of 59 years. For several weeks, the deceased had been suffering from an attack of typhoid pneumonia. Mr. Pierpont was the last surviving member of the family of Charles Pierpont, who was one of the early settlers of the town of Richmond, having emigrated from the town of Litchfield, Conn. The elder Charles Pierpont was a brother of John Pierpont, who was Chief Justice of the State of Vermont. Deceased was born on March 17, 1835, and leaves a widow, a daughter, Mrs. Nettie W. Ester, of Canisteo, N. Y., and a son, Frank E. Pierpont of Columbus, Ohio, to mourn his loss. Mr. Pierpont was one of the most highly esteemed and respected men of the town of Richmond. "With malice toward none and charity for all," had been his life's motto. No death has occurred here in years which has been more universally regretted or which has called forth more sincere expressions of sorrow.



From Victor Herald 14 December 1906

Allen's Hill, N. Y. -
Died at Allen's Hill, December 7th, 1906, Sarah Abigail Pierpont, aged seventy-two years. Mrs. Pierpont was born in Londonderry, Vermont, December 8th, 1834, the eldest daughter of Leonidus and Abigail Briggs Cornell Wilbur. In 1851, the family moved to Richmond Centre, she following the vocation of a teacher until 1858, when she married Lucius Leach Pierpont of this place, who died in April, 1894. Upon her marriage she came here to live and for forty-eight years has occupied the same house. There is only one landowner in the neighborhood that was here at that time. She leaves two children, Mrs. Nettie W. P. Estee of Buffalo, and Frank E. Pierpont of Logan, O.; also three granddaughters. Of her father's family of six children, three survive: Dr. L. F. Wilbur of Honeoye; Miss Fannie H. Wilbur and Mrs. Ellen Ashley of this town. In her girlhood Mrs. Pierpont united with the Congregational church at Honeoye and always remained a member of that body. But she gave generously of her means and aid of every sort to both of the churches here. She was a regular attendant at church school and Sunday School until ill health forced her to remain away. She was charter member of the Ladies' Aid Society, a member of the Home Missionary Society, and a faithful worker in the interests of the Library Association. In the early fall she went to Buffalo to visit her daughter, was taken dangerously ill, and at her earnest request was brought to her home here, about four weeks ago. Her illness was distressing but "She knew in whom she trusted." The last words she uttered were these, "God is good, God is just." Burial was made at Honeoye.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 10 January 1906

Honeoye, N. Y. - 
Saturday afternoon, Jan. 6, Sarah Elizabeth Pierpont passed away, aged 83 years and six months. In a few hours her husband, David A. Pierpont, aged 90 years, joined her. Mr. and Mrs. Pierpont had often expressed a hope that they might die together. They had been married 63 years. David A. Pierpont was born in Middleburg, Vt., Nov. 19, 1815, and came to Richmond with his parents in 1816. He had a good education acquired at the district schools and the Canandaigua academy. In 1843 Mr. Pierpont married Sarah E., daughter of Captain Joshua Phillips. He subsequently engaged in milling and merchandising at Honeoye and in 1852 went to live on the farm where they lived at the time of their decease. Mr. and Mrs. Pierpont were liberal in educational and religious matters and attended the Universalist church. Mr. Pierpont was deeply interested in politics and in 1848-49 was elected supervisor of the town, being the only man elected on the Democratic ticket. He was held in high esteem in the town and county and had served his party in various ways. He was calm and deliberate, a sound party adviser and in every way one of Richmond's most highly esteemed citizens. Mr. Pierpont served his town as supervisor seven terms, the last being in '89, '90 and '91. At one time he came within a few votes of being elected senator, his opponent being E. G. Latham.

Mrs. Pierpont was born in the town of Richmond on May 17, 1823. She was a woman of noble character and endeared herself to all. Mr. and Mrs. Pierpont were noted for their hospitality and kindness to their neighbors and it will be hard to fill their places. They are survived by a son, David O., a daughter, Mrs. Carrie Green, and a grandson, Pierpont Green. The funeral services were held at their late residence Tuesday and the interment was in Lake View cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 15 March 1918

Harriet Eliza Sheffield,
wife of Edward S. Pierson, passed away at her home on Main street north on Wednesday night after a long illness of a complication of diseases. Deceased was a daughter of Hiram and Marie Herendeen Sheffield and was born in Manchester, October 27, 1842. On May 16, 1866, she was married to Edward Smith Pierson. Before her marriage, she taught school in the Farmington district and was at one time instructor in the State Industrial school at Rochester. She was later superintendent of handicraft at the State School for the Blind at Batavia, from which position she was retired on a pension in June, 1915. Mrs. Pierson was a woman of great efficiency, wonderful industry and tact in all ways. She was of kindly zeal and of wonderful adaption to the work she had in hand. All admired and respected her for her many good traits of character and for her tender regard for all by whom she was surrounded.

Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Charles S. Humphrey of Canandaigua, and Mrs. William P. Blanchard, of Ithaca; one son, James E. Pierson, of Prescott, Arizona; one brother, Charles E. Sheffield of Newport, Ore.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Mason of Manchester and Miss Clara Sheffield of Batavia. There also survive 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Private funeral services will be held at the home this afternoon. Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord will officiate. Interment will be in South Farmington cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 20 January 1908

Mrs. Rachael W. Pierson,
widow of the late Rev. Job Pierson, died yesterday afternoon in Atlantic City, where she, with her son, Samuel D. Pierson, have been been spending several months and expected to spend the winter, which has been their custom for many years. She was 87 years old. They moved to this city from Troy, where Mr. Pierson was pastor in a Presbyterian church. Mrs. Pierson is the sister of the late J. W. Smith and the late S. E. Smith of the J. W. Smith Dry Goods firm. She leaves three sons, Samuel D. Pierson of this city, John and Phillip Pierson, both of Stanton, Mich. The remains will be brought to this city some time tomorrow and the funeral will take place from the First Presbyterian church Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. W. W. Weller, pastor, will officiate and the remains will be taken to Troy for interment.



From Ontario County Times 7 June 1882

Benjamin Pike,
aged 55 years, who lived on East Phoenix street in this village, dropped dead on Center street at an early hour Monday morning. Coroner John H. Jewett was summoned and an inquest was held on Tuesday. From the testimony of witnesses at the inquest it appears that Pike was addicted to the use of intoxicants, and that he had been drinking to excess for a month previous to his death. A week ago last Sunday he had a slight attack of delirium tremens, but procured more liquor on Monday and continued to drink until Sunday last. On Sunday he stayed at home all day, and did not drink any. Towards evening he began to feel faint and weak, and complained of his head. He slept very little during the night and acted wildly, tearing his hair and clothes, so that his wife became alarmed and sought shelter with the neighbors at about 3 o'clock in the morning. Between that time and six o'clock Monday evening, Pike called on Dr. Hawley twice at his residence on Center street, saying that he felt as if he could not live, and wanting something to quiet his nerves. On the occasion of his second visit, at a little before six o'clock, Dr. Hawley, accompanied by Pike, started for his office on Main street to procure some liquor. They had gone but few steps when the latter sank to the sidewalk and almost instantly expired. The jury rendered a verdict that Benjamin Pike came to his death by excessive and continuous use of alcoholic stimulants.



From Geneva Gazette 14 January 1898

Another Railroad Victim

Geo. Pike,
a resident of Phelps, was killed by the cars about a mile east of Border City crossing last Friday night.  He was walking down the track bound for Waterloo.  The mangled body was taken to Phelps.  The deceased was a native Genevan, son of Valentine Pike.



From Ontario County Journal 6 October 1899

Phelps, N. Y. - Valentine Pike,
who had been ill for a long time, died last Sunday, aged 78 years. An aged wife, one son and several daughters survive. The funeral services were held from the residence on Eagle street on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 4 April 1906

Sunday morning at the residence of his step-son, Frank Henry, in Gibson street, the death occurred of William H. Pillow, aged 63 years, death resulting from pneumonia, complicated with heart trouble. Mr. Pillow had been in ill health for some time and had spent the winter in Florida in hopes of obtaining some benefit from the climate. He returned here March 24, and within a few days thereafter his condition became rapidly worse, culminating in the attack of pneumonia and heart trouble which caused his death.

Mr. Pillow was a fruit and nursery man of more than ordinary experience and capability, having been interested in that industry for a great many years, and was also a shrewd and successful business man. As long ago as 1868, he was engaged in the fruit business in Florida and made very large shipments of strawberries from that state. He was also interested in orange groves there from whence he was accustomed to ship extensively to supply the Rochester market. In 1890 he went to Reed's Corners and purchased a fruit farm from which he sent specimens of plums and pears which won the bronze medal at the Paris Exposition. At the Pan-American at Buffalo he was awarded a gold medal for the best variety of fruits shown and at St. Louis he received a silver medal also for the best variety displayed. For a number of years he has been a member of the Western New York and New York State Horticultural societies and has for a long time been an office holder of the Ontario County Agricultural society.

Mr. Pillow was twice married, his second wife to whom he was united in 1891, having been Mrs. Harriett Henry, who survives him. He is also survived, by one daughter, Minnie Louise Pillow of St. Augustine, Florida, and two sons, James Partin Pillow of New York City, and William H. Pillow, Jr., of Rochester, all children of his first marriage. Funeral services were held yesterday forenoon at the residence of Mr. Henry where he died, and the remains were taken to Rochester, interment being in the Mount Hope cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 1 January 1904

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
The funeral of Mrs. S. E. Pillsbury, who died on Sunday morning at the home of her son, Irving L. Pillsbury at Holcomb, was held at her late home in this village on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Newton W. Bates officiating. Mrs. Pillsbury had been in very poor health for some time and her death was not unexpected. The deceased was 74 years of age. She leaves one son, Irving L. Pillsbury of Holcomb. The interment was in the Rural cemetery.



From Ontario County Times 1 June 1887

Victor, N. Y. -  Mrs. Ella Pimm,
wife of Sid Pimm, Jr., and daughter of Jerome Hill, died on Thursday morning after a lingering illness. Funeral services Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 8 February 1905

Victor, N. Y. -
The funeral of Sidney Pimm, Jr., who died at the Rochester Homeopathic hospital, January 29, was held at the home of his sister, Mrs. Susie Childs in this village, last Tuesday afternoon. Rev. F. W. Hill of the Presbyterian church officiated. Interment was made in Boughton Hill cemetery. Mr. Pimm was born in this town forty-six years ago and had spent his life here with the exception of about fifteen years. The surviving relatives in this town are: two children, Miss Vilma and Earl Pimm; father, Sidney Pimm, Sr.; one sister, Mrs. Susie Childs; three brothers, Henry, Will and Frank Pimm.



From Ontario County Journal 27 February 1914

Victor, N. Y. -  Sidney Pimm,
one of Victor's oldest residents, passed away on Feb. 13 at a Rochester hospital, where he had been a patient for many months. Pneumonia was the cause of death. Mr. Pimm was 81 years old and was born in Somersetshire, England. He first settled in Rochester, where he learned the trade of a barber. Forty-six years ago, he came to this place and opened the first barber shop ever conducted here. He witnessed many changes in this township and was associated with the early business men, all of whom have now passed away. Mr. Pimm was twice married, in early manhood to Mary Ann Pidrick, who died in 1886, and the following year to Mrs. Mary Van Ness of Rochester, who died in 1910. The surviving children are Mrs. Susie Childs, Harry and Frank Pimm, all of this village. There also survive three grandsons, Earl and Elmo Pimm and Roy Childs, of this town, and one sister, Mrs. Maria Bettridge of Clifton; and several nieces and nephews. Rev. Williams, pastor of the Spencer-Ripley Methodist church of Rochester, conducted the services and interment was made in Mt. Hope cemetery in Rochester.



From Geneva Gazette 4 March 1881

Mrs. Mary Pinckney,
formerly of Phelps, died in Newark, N. J., last Sunday. Her remains were conveyed to Phelps for interment, which took place last Wednesday. Her age was 72 years.



From Ontario County Chronicle 14 October 1903

Charles Pirrett
died Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nellie Reddington, West Gibson Street. He was 78 years of age and Mrs. Reddington was his only surviving relative.



From Geneva Daily Times 14 August 1905

Chester G. Pitkin,
79 years of age, died at 10 o'clock this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Albert S. Childs, of No. 91 Lafayette avenue. The deceased has been in ill health for the last two years. He was born in Main, Broome county, N. Y., and after residing at Orleans and Newark came to this city sixteen years ago. Since his residence here he has been employed at the works of the Geneva Preserving Company. He was a Civil War Veteran, having served as a private in Company K, of the Second New York cavalry. The deceased was a member and regular attendant at the First Methodist church.



From Geneva Daily Times 22 May 1902

Mrs. Chester G. Pitkin,
who has been confined to the house with consumption since last fall, died at the family residence, 91 Lafayette avenue, at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, aged 71 years.  Mrs. Pitkin was born in Broome county.  From there she came to Orleans, Ontario county.  After retiring from farm life, Mr. and Mrs. Pitkin went to Port Gibson and from there to New York.  They came to Geneva in 1889.  The deceased is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Albert Child of this city; one sister, Mrs. Moore, of Phelps; and a brother in California.  The funeral will take place at the late residence of the deceased at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Rev. C. E. Jewell officiating.  Interment will be at Orleans.



From Geneva Courier 9 October 1878


FATAL ACCIDENT - A YOUNG MAN FALLS FROM A TREE


Sad death of James Pitt of Seneca - The funeral today A sad accident occurred in the town of Seneca on Monday afternoon about three o'clock, resulting in the death of Mr. James Pitt.   Our correspondent writes as follows: James Pitt, son of Mr. Wm. Pitt of this town, has worked this season on the farm of Mr. Robert Carson.  While picking apples he stepped from the ladder upon a limb and holding to a limb above him, endeavored to pick some fruit which he otherwise could not reach.  The limb on which he was standing being decayed broke off, and he fell to the to the ground, a distance of about twenty-four feet, striking upon his head and breast.  He crept a short distance toward the house, but was unable to reach it.  Mrs. Carson seeing him lying upon the ground went to his assistance, and a physician was sent for, but he breathed his last before medical aid could be obtained.  He lived about twenty minutes after the accident.  The deceased was a young man, nineteen years of age, unmarried, quiet, modest and steady.  He was respected by all.  His family have the sincere sympathy of the community in their sad affliction.  The funeral takes place from No. 9 church this afternoon at 2 p.m.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 15 August 1933

Gorham, N. Y., Aug. 14 -
Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Mariam Pitt, 30, who died in Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, Saturday morning. She is survived by her husband, Edwin Pitt; an infant son, Frederick; her mother, Mrs. Jennie Scofield; and a brother, Edgar M(illegible) of Rochester. Burial was in Gorham Cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 14 September 1935

Canandaigua, N. Y. -  William Pitt,
51, died here yesterday in his home in West Gibson street, following an illness. For years he served as turnkey at the Ontario County jail and later conducted a meat market in East Bloomfield. Surviving are the widow; four daughters, Mrs. Minnie Compton of Perrysburg, Pa, Mrs. Ida Hazell of Rushville, Mrs. Leon Henry and Mrs. Hamilton C. Smith of Canandaigua; three sons, Earl D. Pitt of New York City, Thomas Pitt of Gorham and Fred M. Pitt of Canandaigua; two brothers, Edward of Sacramento, Calif., and David Pitt of California; two sisters. Mrs. Hannah Fake and Mrs. Fannie Burgess of Gorham; and 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Woodlawn Chapel.



From Geneva Daily Times 29 May 1907

Canandaigua, N. Y. - News comes from East Bloomfield of the death there yesterday of one of the oldest residents of that town, Mrs. Ordelia Gunn Pittenger, aged 92 years, who had been unconscious for over a week, following a stroke of apoplexy. Mrs. Pittenger was the last of a family of eleven, and was a sister of Lucius B. Gunn, whose death occurred a few years ago. She lived nearly all of her life in East Bloomfield, coming there from Michigan. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin Gunn. A daughter, Miss Sarah Gunn, is the only surviving relative.



From Ontario County Journal 8 November 1878

Victor, N. Y. -
Died, Mrs. Tyler Pittenger. She was 33 years old; was born in Victor. She leaves a husband and two children and a host of friends to mourn her loss. Two months ago she was the picture of beauty and health, and has been one of those amiable dispositions that attracted friends from all classes. She died as she lived, without a murmur or complaint.



From Ontario County Journal 8 May 1903

The death of David Benton Pitts occurred at his home, north of this village, on Saturday morning, after a long illness. The deceased had been a resident of this town for 20 years, having come here from Richmond. He is survived by his wife, his mother, Mrs. Emily Pitts, and eight children. Mr. Pitts was 51 years of age. The funeral was held from his late home on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. C. J. Clausen officiating. The interment was in Woodlawn.



From Geneva Gazette 13 August 1828

Died, on the 29th ult., suddenly, Gideon Pitts, Esq. of Richmond, aged 62 years. Mr. Pitts was one of the pioneers of 1792, and among the earliest settlers of this county. A resident of 36 years among our our citizens, and the stations he has filled, as a member of our state legislature, and an efficient magistrate, has impressed us with feelings of respect for his talents and virtues. His townsmen and neighbors esteemed him more for theoretical and practical experience as an agriculturist, than for the highest duties of legislator and magistrate. Few are the number of these aged pioneers who remain to enjoy the fruit of their labors.



From Ontario County Journal 29 June 1888

Gideon Pitts, of Richmond, aged 81, one of the most prominent and highly respected citizens of Ontario county, died at his home in Honeoye last week and concerning him a correspondent writes as follows: The town of Richmond, Ontario county, has just lost by death its most distinguished citizen, Gideon Pitts. On the 20th day of May, 1788, two brothers driving two yokes of cattle arrived at the foot of Honeoye Lake and pitched their tent for the night. They were Gideon and William Pitts, sons of Capt. Peter Pitts, of Taunton, Mass., who had served as a soldier through the Revolutionary war. the next day they found patches of land that had been cleared by the Indians and they at once hitched on to plows they had brought with them and commenced turning over the rich soil for corn. Here they settled, and when the time came to erect counties and townships the section where they lived was named Pittstown, and so remained for years, when it was gradually divided and changed to the towns of Richmond, Canadice, Livonia and a part of Conesus. The elder brother, Gideon, raised a family of nine children, of which his namesake, just deceased, was the second, being born in 1807. He always lived in his native town, was a farmer and raised a family of five children, all of whom came home and remained during the closing hours of his life. He had but one son, Gideon, now a lawyer and banker in Alton, Kan. His oldest child, Mary, became the wife of Frederick Douglass, of Washington, a few years ago. Her father was originally a Whig, then an early, original Abolitionist, supporting James G. Birney in 1844. He was foremost in enterprise, public spirit and intelligent citizenship, at the same refusing all official positions. He was the first man to introduce fine wool merino sheep into his town. Of the original family of nine children, Hiram the oldest, now eighty-five years of age, is the only survivor. He was appointed during Lincoln's administration to a position in the treasury department in Washington, which he still holds, hale and energetic after a quarter of a century of constant service. He attended his brother Gideon's funeral on Wednesday last, which was held at the old family residence in the village of Honeoye.



From Ontario County Journal 7 April 1882

The death of Miss Hannah Pitts, which occurred at her home near Honeoye, at the age of seventy-six years, removes from our midst the last of a family of four brothers and sisters, grandchildren of Capt. Peter Pitts, one of the earliest settlers of this town. The record of this family in all their relations to society, is one of which we are justly proud.



From Ontario County Journal 1 April 1892

Honeoye, N. Y. -
Died, on Tuesday, March 22, at 11 a.m., at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Frederick Douglass, at Anacostia, near Washington, D. C., Mrs. Jane Wells Pitts, widow of Gideon Pitts, aged 78 years and 18 days. For a few days before her death, it had been supposed that she was improving. Later telegrams, however, gave but little hope of her recovery. On the day preceding her death, her daughter, Mrs. S. D. Short, left for Washington, only to learn upon her arrival Tuesday noon that only one hour before her mother had passed to the spirit land. Mrs. Short left for home that same evening, reaching here Wednesday P. M. Mrs. Douglass, and Misses Jennie and Eva Pitts, the other daughters, with the body of their mother, reached town Thursday P. M. The only son, Gideon W. Pitts, of Alton, Iowa, who had been at the bedside of his mother, and upon her rallying, had left for his home in the west, also came on Thursday. On Saturday at 11 o'clock the funeral services were held from the Congregational Church, Rev. Mr. Day taking for his text Judges 5:7, "A Mother in Israel". The burial was in Lake View Cemetery by the side of her husband, whom she had survived for nearly four years. A singular fatality has been connected with the Wells family, of which Mrs. Pitts was a member, viz: The mother, two brothers and four sisters have all died in past years during the month of March. Mrs. Eveline M. Briggs, widow of John G. Briggs, is the only survivor.



From Ontario County Journal 9 October 1896

Canadice, N. Y. -
Died, at 12:30 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 2, after several months' illness, Mrs. Libbie Phillips Pitts, wife of Wm. R. Pitts, aged 38 years. The funeral services were held on Sunday, Oct. 4, from her late home at 2 p.m., and from the Congregational church at 3 o'clock, Rev. H. J. Orelup of Bristol, assisted by Rev. Mr. Day, officiating. Mrs. Pitts was the daughter of the late Van Tine Phillips of Bristol, and had made her home in this place ever since her marriage. She was greatly beloved by her friends, and no one was her enemy. Her long sickness was borne with courage, patience and resignation. Not until the morning of her death did this brave woman's spirit fail. Her funeral was largely attended by friends and relatives from the adjoining towns. Her husband and little son mourn the loss of wife and mother. The burial was in the beautiful Lake View cemetery adjoining the village.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle of October 31, 1896; Page 7

Thursday, D. B. Pitts, of Canandaigua, received notification of the death of his brother, Perez R. Pitts, of Abilene, Kansas, formerly of Richmond, Ontario County. Deceased met his death in a tragic manner, being caught in a shaft in a flouring mill and whirled to his death. He was aged 43 years.

From The Naples Record of November 4, 1896

Honeoye
-The entire community was saddened upon hearing on Thursday of last week of the terrible death, by accident, in a flouring mill at Abilene, Kansas, of Perez R. Pitts, formerly of this town. The event occurred the previous evening. Mr. and Mrs. Pitts had only the past summer spent several weeks in Honeoye cementing old-time friendships, and the death of this one comrade, in the very prime of life, brought sadness to many hearts. All sympathize with his afflicted family. His age was 43 years.

Actual death date was October 28, 1896.

Many thanks to Jim Reed for this contribution.



From Dansville Express 28 June 1929

Friends and acquaintances of Silas W. Pitts, 87, veteran salesman of New York state, were shocked to learn of his death which occurred at his home at Clifton Springs Monday following an attack of meningitis. Mr. Pitts had been a familiar figure in the printing houses of this section for over a half century, having been in the employ of the J. & F. B. Garrett Paper Company of Syracuse for 58 years. He was born at Medina, N. Y., September 25, 1842, and at the age of 19 years enlisted in the Seventeenth New York Light Artillery, an independent battery, of which he was top sergeant for service in the Civil War. Although engaged in many battles during the war, he was wounded but once, having had his cheek badly torn by debris hurled by an exploding shell. Following the close of the war he traveled throughout the west for three years as salesman for Dr. Hicks pills and plasters, and in 1871 entered the service of J. & F. B. Garrett Company, paper jobbers, where he remained until his death. Mr. Pitts was four times married, his last wife having passed away only a short time ago. He is survived by two grandchildren residing at Youngstown, Ohio. Funeral services were held at Clifton Springs Wednesday afternoon and burial was made in Clifton Springs cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 17 June 1881

Wm. Pitts
of Stanley, a man aged from 65 to 70 years, died very suddenly on the 14th inst., supposed of heart disease. He was prostrated in a field near his residence, and conveyed home in a semi-conscious condition. He rallied for a few hours when a relapse came on and he continued to sink until he expired. He was a butcher by calling, had extensive dealings with farmers and found honorable in all transactions with his fellow-men.



From Ontario County Journal 23 September 1892

Manchester, N. Y. - Orin Pixley,
one of our oldest residents, died at his home a little north of this place on the 11th inst., in his 83d year. He had been a resident of the town for about 70 years, and a member of the Baptist church nearly as long. His wife died about ten years ago and for the most of the time since then, he has led a lonely life, being cared for by a few kind neighbors and church people. At the last he was confined to his bed for several weary months, and it was a relief to know that he had at last been called to the higher life. His funeral was held from the Baptist church Monday afternoon, his pastor, Rev. E. C. Long, preaching an appropriate sermon from John 14:1. He was laid to rest beside the wife of his youth in the old cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 16 January 1938

Geneva, N. Y. - Mrs. Anna Clements Place,
Buffalo, a former resident of Geneva, died Friday after a short illness. Surviving are her husband, two sons, Daniel Clements, Auburn, and Stephen Clements, Geneva; and one daughter, Mrs. John Hastings, Jr., Geneva. Funeral services will held at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow in a funeral home at 394 South Main St., and at 9 o'clock in St. Francis de Sales Church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Ontario County Times 25 November 1885

Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Frances W.,
wife of Giles C. Platt, who died at her home in this village on Sunday afternoon, the 10th inst., was for several years a patient sufferer from the dread disease that brought about her death -- cancer. For nearly a year past, she had been confined to her bed and her sufferings became so acute that her constant prayer was for death to end her pain. In life she was an active, energetic, consistent Christian lady, and no one doubts her triumphant entry into the peaceful glory of her Heavenly Father's kingdom. The funeral was held last Tuesday afternoon at her late residence on Main street, and was attended by many friends, aside from the Royal Templars of Temperance and Post Herendeen, G. A. R., both of which organizations attended in a body. On Wednesday morning her remains were taken to her former home at Union Springs, N. Y., for interment. She leaves a husband, daughter, father and mother to mourn her untimely departure, all of whom receive the heartfelt sympathies of the community in their hour of bereavement.



From Geneva Gazette 19 November 1880

Mr. Isaac Platt,
one of the oldest citizens of Geneva, departed from this life Oct. 31, 1880, at the great age of 95 years. He was of English ancestry. In 1638 Richard Platt, of Hertfordshire, England, on account of firm religious convictions, left his native land, and came to New Haven, Conn. A son of his crossed Long Island Sound, and became one of the early settlers of Huntington, L. I.  Here Isaac Platt, the subject of this memoir, was born in 1785. He remained at Huntington until his marriage. Soon after this he removed to the city of New York. In 1828 he came to Western New York, and in 1836 he settled in Geneva.  Mr. Platt was interested in building the present Methodist Episcopal Church in this village in 1840, and was one of the first Trustees. For about 40 years he was engaged in business as a Dry Goods Merchant, at first, and during the early part of his business life, in or near New York; but subsequently for several years in Geneva.  Though not very demonstrative in his political preferences, yet he always had opinions of his own, and was firm and conscientious. During the long period of 72 years, he faithfully cast his vote, until, some two years since, when he was laid aside by illness and the infirmities of age. He had lived under the administration of all the Presidents of our Republic, and had voted at every presidential election since that of President Madison.

During his life many wonderful inventions had come into use, in all of which Mr. Platt exhibited an intelligent interest, often making them the subjects of conversation; such as the first Steamboat on the Hudson and on Long Island Sound; the first Steam Rail Road between Albany and Schenectady, and the first Canals in the State. He was one of a party of gentlemen who visited the City of New York to witness the operation of the first stove in use there. In his later years he lived much in the memories of the past, as the aged are usually accustomed to do, and looked hopefully into the future where he expected to meet the loved ones who had gone on before. His life, not remarkably eventful in his own personal history, was throughout the life of a Christian gentleman, possessing the confidence and the respect of all. As might have been expected, the closing scenes were serene and full of hope.

Since 1874, Mr. Platt had his home with his son-in-law, Mr. J. M. Soverhill, where he died. In 1875 he was bereaved by the death of his beloved companion, with whom he had lived in happy wedded life for 65 years. Precisely 20 years to the day after they celebrated their golden wedding, Mr. Platt died. Only two of their seven children survive: Mr. A. D. Platt, formerly a resident of Geneva, but now of New York city, and Mrs. Mary Soverhill of this village. At Mr. Platt's funeral, Rev. Messrs. Brownlee and Buck officiated, and he was buried according to the impressive forms of the Methodist Church, of which he had been so long a member.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 July 1905

Rushville, N. Y. -
The funeral of Reuben R. Platt, who died Thursday at the home of his son, Hubert Platt, north of this village, at the age of 76 years, was held from the house Saturday.



From Geneva Daily Times 16 February 1904

Mrs. Sherman Platt
died yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Roe, of 48 Avenue E, aged sixty-one. The deceased had lived in this city for two years. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the house, Rev. George Cross Baner of First Universalist church officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.



From Ontario County Times 25 March 1885

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Mr. Aaron Plimpton
died at his late residence, in the south part of the town, last Friday night. Although in poor health for a year past, he was not confined to his room until within a couple of days before his death. A telegram announcing the sad event was sent to his daughter, who was married but two weeks' since, and whose home is in Michigan.



From Geneva Gazette 15 April 1892

Another Tragedy in Ontario County -
has been added to the long list recorded in the past few years.  Saturday last at noon the 16-year-old wife of Galen Plimpton of East Bloomfield was found dead in her room from a pistol shot.  The discovery was first made and reported by her husband, who is twelve years her senior.  They had been married about three months.  It is generally known that their brief married life had not been a happy one.  Plimpton it seems was intensely jealous of his young wife, and evidently without cause.  He had accused her of unfaithfulness, and she took the accusation so deeply to heart as to move her to self-destruction.  Nevertheless at first Plimpton was suspected of committing the deed, and was placed under arrest and lodged in Canandaigua jail.  The finding of a brief letter written by the deceased would seem to establish the fact of suicide, and free the husband of responsibility for the deed other than unjust accusation.  The letter reads:

"I have been true.  God knows that I have been true.  Be sure that I am dead before you bury me."

A correspondent of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle gives the following further particulars:

When Mrs. Plimpton was found she was lying on her face with her left hand under her, and her right  rested on her back.  Her dress was opened and turned back and her right hand was slightly burned by powder.  The body was lying at the foot of the bed and the revolver at the head.  Plimpton is about five feet six inches in height, with a smoothly shaven face, which bears the marks of dissipation.  He is in the murderer's cage in jail, which during the last three years has contained John K. (ink mark), the murderer of Helen O'Shea, of Geneva; Frank Fish, who killed Jack Cullinan, of Canandaigua; Frank L. Lamont, the slayer of Frederick Leach, of Canadice; and Daniel Cameron, who killed Patrick Welch, near Geneva.

The coroner's jury rendered a verdict in this case last Wednesday.  The jury finds that Plimpton and his wife did not live happily together, by reason of his unfounded jealousy, and abuse and cruelty to her; but are unable to say whether the deceased killed herself, or was killed by her husband or by some person to the jury unknown, but recommend that Plimpton be held to wait the action of the grand jury.  He had been released but was again placed under arrest.  Another note has been found written by the deceased in which she says:

"Darling Gale -- When you receive this I will be where you cannot continue to torture me.  God knows I have been true to you."

From Geneva Gazette 20 May 1892

No indictment was found by the late grand jury against Galen Plimpton, of West Bloomfield, held on a charge of murdering his young wife, and he has been discharged from custody.  The theory seems to be generally accepted that the deceased committed suicide.



From Neapolitan Record 14 April 1881

Honeoye - John Plimpton
died at his residence on Lake street on Friday, April 8th, in the 86th year of his age; the Funeral service was held Monday at West Bloomfield and his remains were interred in that village.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 May 1902

Mrs. Elizabeth E. Plowe
died this morning at the family residence in South Main street, aged 65 years.  Mrs. Plowe had been suffering from a cold but nothing serious was apprehended.  Yesterday afternoon her condition developed into a severe attack of pneumonia.  Mrs. Plowe was ill only 10 hours.  The deceased came here from Constableville about two years ago. The deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. H. J. Knickerbocker and Mrs. Frank Cram of this city; William Plowe of Rochester; Michael Plowe of Waterloo; George Plowe of Dodgeville, Edward Plowe of Booneville, and Daniel Plowe of Constableville; and by one brother, George S. Salsman of Seneca Falls.  Short funeral services will take place from the house at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.  Rev. Dr. J. B. Hubbs will officiate.  The remains will be taken to Constableville Monday morning where the regular funeral service will take place from St. Paul's Episcopal church at 4 o'clock.



From Victor Herald 12 October 1906

On the seventieth anniversary of his birth, Monday, October 1st, occurred the death of Peter H. Plumb, a respected and lifelong resident of the town of Farmington. Mr. Plumb was born on the farm on which he died, only the highway separating the place in which he was born from the house in which his last hours of life were spent. His parents, William and Mary Hartman Plumb, also died upon the same farm. Of Mr. Plumb, one who knew him well says: "Peter H. Plumb spent his boyhood days and mature years among us and his life is read as an open book. He was a kind, indulgent parent, a good citizen and neighbor, upright and fair in all his dealings with his fellow men, and willing to assist in any act which would benefit them. A few years since he met with an accident which no doubt hastened his death, a fall from which he never fully recovered. In the last two years he became quite feeble and kind and willing hands ministered to his every want. He is survived by his wife; one son, Lanson W. Plumb of Rochester; one daughter, Genevieve, who resides at the family home, and an adopted daughter, Carolyn. The funeral was held from the home, Thursday, Oct. 4th, the services being conducted by the Rev. Lorren Stiles in the absence of Mr. Plumb's church, Rev. Harry Witham. It was largely attended by the friends and neighbors of the deceased. The Perinton choir sang. A good citizen has gone."



From Ontario County Journal 3 June 1892

On Friday night last, Orville Plumb died at the home of his son, Volney Plumb, on Bristol street, aged 71 years. Mr. Plumb had been rowing on the lake in the afternoon, and on his return stopped in to see his son, who is employed as clerk in the Tracy House, and he then complained of feeling ill. He was told to go home and lie down, which he did. A grandson soon entered the house and on approaching Mr. Plumb noticed that he was unconscious. Medical aid was summoned, but life was found to be extinct, the physician stating that the cause of his death was heart failure caused by over exertion. On Saturday the remains were taken to Schuyler Lake, the former home of deceased, for interment. Two sons, Volney of this village, and Orville L., of Schuyler Lake, survive him.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 August 1930

Oaks Corners, N. Y. - William Howland Plumb,
aged 70, died suddenly at his home late yesterday afternoon following a stroke. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Florence; two stepsons, Clarence and Edwin Ditmars of Oaks Corners; three brothers, Robert J., Almond H. and Watson S. Plumb, all of Rochester; and one sister, Mrs. Howard Judson, also of Rochester. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from his late home with the Rev. Van Arsdalen officiating. Interment will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 5 May 1893

Honeoye, N. Y. - Mrs. Zilpha R. Plumb
died of consumption at Dr. L. F. Wilbur's on Wednesday, April 26, aged 65 years. Her remains were taken to Holley. Orleans county, her former home, for the funeral services and burial. Her only child, a daughter, Miss Zaneta Plum, of Holley, and a nephew, David Salisbury of Rochester, reached town on Wednesday evening, remaining overnight and leaving the next morning.



From Geneva Daily Times 28 August 1907

The funeral of Robert J. Plumstead took place this afternoon at four o'clock from the undertaking rooms of DeVaney & Fletcher. The local Cigar Makers' Union attended in a body and the bearers were selected from its membership. Rev. C. O. S. Kearton, acting rector of Trinity church, officiated and burial was in Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Plumstead, who was 66 years of age, was found dead in bed at the Willard State Hospital Sunday morning and the remains were removed to this city yesterday. For eleven years he had been a member of the local Cigar Makers' Union. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. K. Cook, of Chicago, and Mrs. L. Dutcher of Philadelphia, and two brothers, R. D. Plumstead of Lowell, Mass., and John Plumstead of Sayre, Pa.



From Livonia Gazette 15 April 1881

John Plymton
of Honeoye, a man eighty-five years old, who has been sick for some time past, died on Saturday. The funeral was held Monday.



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