"Pr" to "Pz" Obituaries



From Ontario County Journal 1 June 1883

Rushville, N. Y. - Almon Pratt
died at his home in Gorham May 28th, of blood poisoning from a kidney trouble. His age was 70 years and 8 months. He carried himself on a crutch and can for about 65 years, having been lame from a child. The funeral was held from the house on Wednesday at 11 o'clock.



From Victor Herald 15 February 1907

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Mrs. Angeline M. Pratt,
widow of the late David Pratt of this town, died at the home of her son, Charles B. Pratt, Friday night. The deceased was past eighty years of age and had been in feeble health for some time. Mrs. Pratt was born in Mendon and was much respected in the community where she had resided all her life. One son, Charles, at whose home she died, survives her. Her funeral was held Monday afternoon, Rev. N. W. Bates officiating. Interment was made in in the family lot in the Pioneer Cemetery.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 8 March 1895

Manchester - Augustus Pratt
died at this village of heart disease this morning at the age of 62. He was a lifelong  resident, a brother of Dr. J. B. Pratt and a surviving sister resides in Michigan. HIs wife died about a year ago, four sons and two daughters, all married, survive him.



From Shortsville Enterprise 27 November 1908

Avery Pratt,
believed to be the oldest resident of this vicinity, died at his home in Chapin on Friday night last. He was 96 years, 1 month and 4 days old at the time of his death. Mr. Pratt was born in Gorham and had spent the last fifteen years of his life at Chapin. He had always resided in this county. Although having reached this great age, he had retained his mental faculties remarkably well, and up to within a year of his demise, had been able to attend to the duties about his home. He was married to Mrs. Harriet Angel fifty years ago, and was the last one of a family of ten, all of whom lived to be over 82 years of age. He is survived by his widow, one son, Elwyn R. Pratt of Bozeman, Ohio, and one daughter, Miss Franc L. Pratt of New York. The funeral services were held from his late home on Sunday afternoon.



From Shortsville Enterprise 26 November 1929

Carlton Pratt,
72-year-old recluse and son of a Hopewell pioneer, was found Friday morning in the smoldering ruins of his home on the Geneva turnpike, his body charred almost beyond recognition. Pratt was the son of the late Dr. Johnathan Pratt of Hopewell, well-known physician in an earlier generation.

The blazing Pratt homestead was discovered late Thursday afternoon by a passing motorist. Notifiying a neighbor, the two men attempted to force an entrance, but the flames had such headway that they were unable to get in. Merrill Hose Company of Canandaigua was called but lack of water forced the firemen and onlookers to stand helpless, although it was believed at the time that Pratt had been trapped in the building. A search of the ruins on Friday morning, by Sheriff Ernest W. Kerskie and inmates of the County Jail, was delayed by heat from the burning embers. Finally, however, the charred body of Pratt was found in the front part of the cellar, under the room in which it was known he spent most of his time. Pratt was last seen walking feebly about the house, at 2 o'clock on Thursday afternoon. It was three hours later that the flames were discovered. Authorities are unable to account definitely for the tragedy, but one plausible explanation is that the old man was extremely feeble and he may have dropped a kerosene lamp while trying to light or carry it, causing the fire. Surviving Pratt is his divorced wife, now remarried and living in Geneva, and two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Hoffmeister of Batavia and Mrs. Roy Stone of Hopewell.



From Ontario County Chronicle 30 March 1904

Chapinville, N. Y. -
The death of E. J. Pratt occurred at his home March 24th, after several weeks of illness, the result of pneumonia. Funeral services were held at the church Sunday at 2 p.m., in charge of the K. O. T. M. of which he was a member. Rev. F. A. Boyd, former pastor conducted the funeral services. Mr. Pratt leaves besides a wife and one daughter, an aged father and mother, and one sister, Frances Pratt of New York and a half-brother, N. I. Angel of this place; also two half-brothers in the west. Mr. Pratt was 37 years and 6 months of age. A large circle of friends and acquaintances mourn his early death.



From Ontario County Chronicle 20 February 1901

Manchester, N. Y. - Elkana Pratt,
who died at Clifton Springs on Friday, in the 85th year of his age, was for 75 years a resident of this village, his father moving here from Massachusetts at the beginning of the nineteenth century, Elkana being born in a log house about 20 rods from where the post office new stands; in the year 1817, residing here until his wife's death some nine years ago. Since that time he has resided with his son, Richmond, at Clifton Springs. Mr. Pratt was an extremely large-hearted man and had the esteem and respect of the whole township and he was especially beloved by children in whom he used to take a great interest. Mr. Pratt is survived by three sons and two daughters, Edwin E. and Kinsley, of this place, Richmond P. of Clifton Springs, and Harriet S. of New York; besides a large circle of friends who mourn his loss. The funeral was held at Clifton on Monday morning at 10 o'clock, and the remains were brought here and placed in Brookside cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 7 February 1910

Shortsville, N. Y. -
Saturday morning about 8 o'clock Dr. Frank R. Pratt of Manchester died suddenly at his home, in this village, at the age of 43 years. Although he had been in ill health for several years he was not confined to the house, and the end came suddenly. The deceased was born in the village of Manchester and was a son of Dr. and Mrs. John B. Pratt. He received his education at the Canandaigua Academy, and after completing his work there, went to Bellevue Hospital, New York city, where he received his medical and surgical training. For five years he was a practitioner in New York city, and at the time when ill health compelled him to give up his city practice, he was one of the surgeons at the Harlem Hospital. He was a member of the Canandaigua Lodge, F. and A. M. Dr. Pratt leaves his parents, Dr. and Mrs. John Richmond Pratt; one brother, Dr. John H. Pratt, and one sister, Miss Mary Pratt, all of Manchester. The funeral, which will be strictly private, will be held from the home Monday afternoon, and interment will be in Brookside Cemetery, Shortsville.



From Geneva Daily Times 23 January 1934

Rushville, N. Y. -  Hubert A. Pratt,
aged 75 years, died Jan. 17th at his home in Canandaigua after a long illness. He was born in the town of Gorham and lived there for 60 years until he went to Canandaigua to spend his declining years. Mr. Pratt is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Howard Ward of Teaneck, N. J.; and one granddaughter. The funeral services were held at the home in Canandaigua Friday at 2 p.m., with burial in Woodlawn cemetery, Canandaigua. The following former neighbors in Gorham served as bearers, J. A. Paddock, Charles H. Green, Ira Gage, Thompson Gage and Irving Stearns; also James Gates of Seneca Castle. Others from here who attended the funeral services were Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Bay and Maurice Bay.



From Geneva Gazette 15 January 1869

ANOTHER OLD RESIDENT GONE - Mr. John Hooper Pratt
died in Gorham on Friday, the 8th inst., in the 74th year of his age.  The deceased came into the town of Gorham over 40 years ago, and located on the farm where he died, being entirely new and almost covered with timber.  He immediately commenced building and clearing up his farm, which he accomplished mostly by his own hands.  Having been more highly favored with an education than was common among farmers' sons of that day, he was, through life, a well informed, quiet and peaceful citizen, ever ready to give his approval to any good cause, and conscientiously devoted to the interests of the Church of Christ.



From Corning Evening Leader 15 September 1925

Canandaigua, N. Y. -  Dr. John Richmond Pratt,
one of the oldest physicians and probably the oldest Mason in New York state, died yesterday in Manchester, aged 99 years. For more than a half century, Dr. Pratt had practiced medicine in Canandaigua and Manchester and was one of the best known residents of Ontario county. He was born on March 2, 1828, on the spot where he died, the son of John and Sally Potter Pratt, pioneers in this section. The log cabin which they built was on the site now occupied by the Pratt homestead and it was there that he had lived and practiced medicine since 1861.



From Ontario County Journal 20 March 1914

Following an illness of many months, the death of Mrs. Mary Pratt occurred on March 12 at her late home in this village. The deceased, whose maiden name was Lafler, was a native of Niagara county and was 71 years of age. She married Elisha Pratt in Lockport on November 23, 1882. For over thirty years she had resided in this community. She was a member of the Congregational church and its pastor, Rev. R. C. Speer, officiated at the funeral services which were held on Sunday afternoon. Interment was in the Rushville cemetery. She leaves one son, ErvIng, with whom she lived; a daughter, Bessie LeTrault; and two grandchildren of Malta, Mont.; one brother, Herbert Lafler; and four sisters, Mrs. C. H. Forsyth, Mrs. A. B. Carlton, Mrs. Jaspar Brown and Mrs. Emma B. Baker, all of Lockport.



From Shortsville Enterprise 20 April 1916

The death of Mrs. Mary Hahn Pratt, wife of Dr. J. Richmond Pratt of Manchester village, occurred at the family home last week Thursday evening following an illness covering a period of several months. Her age was 81 years. The deceased was a daughter of the late Dr. F. B. Hahn, who was at one time a practitioner in Canandaigua and later in Philadelphia. The survivors are her husband; one daughter, Miss Mary J. Pratt; one son, Dr. John H. Pratt, all residents of Manchester; two sisters, Mrs. James Jones of Water street, and Mrs. Stanley C. Olmstead of Washington, D. C., and one brother, F. D. Hahn of Brockport. The funeral services were held from the family home on Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock, conducted by Bishop Israel, of Erie, Penna. The interment was made in the family plot in Brookside cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 20 November 1891

Manchester, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Kingsley Pratt,
wife of Elkanah R. Pratt, died at her home in this place at 6:30 p.m. on the 11th inst. Mrs. Pratt was born at Canandaigua in 1825, but had spent the most of her life in this town. She was married in 1847, and had resided ever since at the family homestead where she passed away. Five children lived to manhood and womanhood, one son, Frank, dying nine years since. The others all live in this vicinity, viz.: Richmond P. of Clifton Springs; Kingsley and Edward E. of this place; and Harriet S., who is teaching at present at the State Industrial School at Rochester. Mrs. Pratt was a most estimable Christian lady, an earnest worker and deeply interested in all efforts for the betterment of her fellow beings. She had been a member of the M. E. Church for many years and her place was never vacant at all its meetings when health permitted. She was a member of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society and a consistent and active member of the W. C. T. U. The latter organization expressed their appreciation of her worth by attending her funeral in a body and presenting a beautiful floral tribute to her memory. Funeral services occurred from her late home on Saturday morning. Her pastor, Rev. D. W. Hooker, paid an elegant tribute to her earnest Christian life. The interment occurred at the old cemetery, her three sons and a grandson acting as pall bearers.



From Ontario County Chronicle 5 March 1902

Manchester, N. Y. - Merrick L. Pratt,
one of the oldest residents of the town, died at his home on Thursday evening, aged 87 years, 11 months, 19 days. About ten days before he contracted a bad cold which rapidly developed into pneumonia, which caused his death. Owing to his advanced age, his death was not unexpected. He was always a kind father and his presence will be greatly missed. He is survived by four daughters and one son, Albert M. Pratt, Mrs. A. P. Macumber, Mrs. Julian Fish, Miss Hattie M. Pratt, all of this place, and Mrs. J. Francis, of Orleans. The funeral was held from his late home Sunday afternoon, a retired Universalist minister of Gypsum, officiating. The remains were placed in the old cemetery in this village. Mr. Pratt will be greatly missed in the community, as he was highly esteemed by all who knew him.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 5 July 1905

Rushville. N. Y. -
On Thursday between the hours of 12 and 1 occurred the death of Reuben R. Pratt about two miles and a half north of this village. Mr. Pratt was 76 years of age and had been in poor health for several months. He leaves one son, Hubert Pratt, to mourn the loss of a true and devoted father. The funeral services were held at the house Saturday afternoon at 1:30. The remains were taken to Seneca Castle for burial.



From Ontario County Journal 18 September 1896

Reed's Corners, N. Y. - 
The sad death of Mrs. Reuben Pratt occurred on Wednesday of last week after a long and painful illness. She will be greatly missed by her many friends in this vicinity, and the bereaved husband has the sympathy of all. The funeral was held at her late home on Friday of last week. Interment at Castleton.



From Geneva Gazette 24 August 1883

Mrs. Susan C. Pratt - Died on the 19th inst. at the advanced age of 99 years.  Her funeral services were held Wednesday forenoon at the residence of her son-in-law, W. A. Herrick, Esq.  She was the wife of Harry Pratt, who emigrated from Hartford, Conn., to Rochester in 1829.  They attended the Brick Church in Rochester, Mr. Pratt being an elder for many years.  Mrs. Pratt's maiden name was Susan Cleveland, daughter of the Rev. Aaron Cleveland of Norwich, Conn., and sister of the Rev. Charles Cleveland of Boston, who, had he lived sixteen days longer, would have attained the remarkable age of one hundred years.  She was an aunt of Bishop Cox of Buffalo, and great-aunt of the present Governor of this State, Grover Cleveland.  Mr. and Mrs. Pratt had thirteen children, of whom eight are now living; forty-eight grandchildren, of whom thirty are now living; two great-great grand children both of whom are living.

Including the husbands and wives, their descendants numbered one hundred thirty eight, of whom ninety-five are living at the present time.  This was indeed a most remarkable family for longevity.  Mrs. Pratt has resided in Geneva the past four years with her son-in-law Mr. W. A. Herrick.  The remains of Mrs. Pratt were taken to Rochester Wednesday and interred in the family plot in Mt. Hope cemetery.

At the funeral (which was held in the Brick Church, Rochester) Rev. Dr. Nelson, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Geneva, officiated, assisted by the Rev. D. Dickey.  Six of the great-grandchildren attended.  The honorary bearers were Martin Briggs, J. W. Hatch, J. Davies, Edward Webster, G. N. Storms and T. A. Newton.



From Geneva Daily Times 23 November 1904

Seneca Castle, N. Y. -
The funeral of Albert Preece, the farm hand who committed suicide by jumping into a well at the farm of Henry H. Peck, a short distance north of Whitney Corners, took place this afternoon at 12 o'clock from the house of his brother, John Preece. Burial in Whitney cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 19 February 1904

Joseph Preisinger,
who died at his home on Coy street on Tuesday, aged 42 years, was an industrious and quiet citizen. He was a tailor before ill health caused him to retire. He leaves a wife and one son, Harry Preisinger.



From Geneva Daily Times 7 September 1905

Canandaigua, N. Y. -
Yesterday morning was held the funeral of Mrs. Ellen Prendergast, aged 90 years. She is survived by two sons, Thomas, of this village, and Richard of Lockport; also by four daughters, Mary E., Margaret, Bridget and Mrs. Thomas Martin, of this place. Burial Calvary Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 9 October 1811

DIED - In Phelpstown, on Saturday the 5th inst., of a lingering complaint, Doctor Joel Prescott, aged 53 years. Dr. P. is a native of Massachusetts, and removed to this county -- then a wilderness -- 25 years ago, and was consequently one of the first settlers. He was universally esteemed in the town in which he resided, and had been for many years Supervisor, and a Justice of the Peace. His loss is much lamented by a large number of friends and acquaintances, and a Widow and six Children in a particular manner have reason to feel the sting of death in depriving her of an affectionate Husband and them of a kind Father.



From Penn Yan Democrat October 1928

Died at the S. &. S. Hospital, Friday, October 19, 1928, Fayette Presler, aged 73 years. Mr. Presler recently fell while picking apples at Ferguson's Corners, fracturing his collar bone. He is survived by his widow and two daughters. The funeral services were held at Gorham on Monday afternoon. Interment in the Gorham cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 13 October 1929

Canandaigua, N. Y., Oct. 12 - Mrs. Frances E. Pressey,
55, wife of Arthur L. Pressey, died at her home in West Avenue last night following a long illness. She had lived in Canandaigua all her life, having been born in Cheshire. Besides her husband, she leaves a son and daughter, Donald Pressey of Canandaigua and Mrs. James Murrray of Cortland; also her mother, Mrs. Ella Phillips; and a sister, Mrs. Clair Spafford of Moravia. Funeral services will be held from the home Monday at 2:30 o'clock with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 21 December 1917

The death of William J. Pressey occurred at Thompson Memorial Hospital on Wednesday afternoon. Deceased suffered a stroke of paralysis when walking on Main street south on Monday. He was born in Ludlowville, Tompkins county, on Dec. 3, 1843. Previous to taking up his residence in Canandaigua, he had resided in Mt. Morris. Mr. Pressey was a member of the Masonic Lodge and for many years had been an elder of the Presbyterian church. Christianity, optimism, love of his home were strong characteristics that endeared him to a large circle of friends in the vicinity. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Charles W. Beardsley and Miss Merta L. Pressey; and one son, Arthur Pressey, of Canandaigua; and one sister, Mrs. Matilda Dunn, of Rochester. The funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian chapel this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. C. Clarence Baker will officiate. The Masonic Lodge will have charge of the burial service.



From Ontario County Chronicle 26 August 1903

Victor, N. Y. - Charles Preston,
one of Victor's best known and well-to-do farmers, died at his home, about two and a half miles east of this village, at a late hour Friday night. He had been in poor health for several months and for the past few weeks his case was known to be hopeless, cancer of the stomach having developed. He was the owner of one of the best equipped and tilled farms in this locality. Mr. Preston had live in Victor nearly all his life and was highly respected by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. He was 48 years old and leaves a wife and one son and daughter; also two brothers, Garrett Preston of Lima, and Edgar Preston of Rochester, and two sisters, Mrs. Harley Carter and Mrs. John Phillips.



From Ontario County Journal 14 February 1902

Canadice, N. Y. -  Enoch Preston,
of this place, died on Feb. 3, after a week's illness, of appendicitis. The funeral was held from the house on Feb. 6, Rev. Sowers officiating. He leaves a wife; three small children, the youngest being less than a year old; two sisters, and four brothers, one of whom is David Preston, of this place.



From Ontario County Journal 28 February 1902

Canadice, N. Y. -  Mrs. Enoch Preston
died on Sunday after an illness of several weeks. Her death is particularly sad, coming only three weeks after that of her husband. She leaves three small children and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Meade, who reside at Andover.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 October 1906

The remains of George Preston, who was killed Sunday night at Rotterdam, were brought to this city this morning on the 7:45 train. The funeral will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock from the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Preston, No. 11 East North street and at 9:30 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 18 October 1878

Orrin Preston, an old and respected citizen of Victor, died Tuesday night, the 1st inst. He was sixty-eight years old. He had by industry accumulated a competency, and had retired from business. Two years ago he erected a fine residence on Rail Road avenue in which he died. He not only left a good living for his family, but an unsullied name which to his family is a fortune of which they should be justly proud.



From Ontario County Journal 14 July 1882

Victor, N. Y. -
Mrs. Orrin Preston, whose health failed immediately after the death of her husband three years ago, and who has been for the past year deranged, died at Cook's Asylum, Canandaigua. She was brought by the friends to the M. E. church in this place, Wednesday afternoon, where services were conducted by Rev. Geo. Coe, of Frank street, Rochester.



From Penn Yan Democrat 20 February 1925

Died - At Stanley, Friday, February 13, Richard G. Preston, aged 84 years. He leaves six children: two sons, Frank Preston of Geneva and Grove Preston of Stanley; four daughters, Mrs. Charles Moore of Stanley, Mrs. John Moore of Canandaigua, Mrs. Albert Moore, also of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Owen Melious of Stanley. The funeral was held Monday afternoon from his late residence in Stanley and interment was made in the Gorham cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 7 May 1904

William G. Preston,
twenty-one years of age, died at 9:30 o'clock last night at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Preston, of the town of Seneca. Besides his parents, he is survived by the one sister. The funeral will take place at 1:30 Monday afternoon from the house, Rev. A. B. Temple officiating. Burial will be in Gorham.



From Geneva Daily Times 9 May 1907

William H. Preston, thirty-three years of age, died last night at 5:30 o'clock at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Preston of No. 11 East North street. The deceased was born in Troy and came here sixteen years ago. He was employed as a mounter in the Phillips and Clark stove works and was a member of the Mounters' Union. The deceased is survived by one brother, James, and one sister, Mrs. W. F. O'Malley, both of Geneva. The funeral will take place at 9 o'clock Saturday morning from the house and at 9:30 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 26 October 1900

Gorham, N. Y. - 
The sudden death of William P. Preston of Stanley, occurred on Saturday night last, aged 58 years. He ate his supper as usual and had not complained of feeling ill until after he had taken his bath, when he seemed to suffer from severe pains in his head. They terminated in the region of his heart and he soon expired. Dr. Stevenson was called, but too late to be of any help. Mr. Preston was a charter member of the Stanley Lodge, I. O. O. F. Funeral services were held from his late home Tuesday afternoon. The Episcopal minister of Geneva officiated. The services were principally in charge of the Odd Fellows. One hundred formed in line at their block and marched in a body to the cemetery, where the usual I. O. O. F. burial rites were observed. The lodge gave a beautiful floral piece (a shield) in honor of their dead comrade. He leaves a widow and five sons.



From Ontario Repository and Messenger 3 June 1874

Ira S. Price,
for a long time connected with the New Bakery here, died at his residence in Academy, Monday. His funeral, which took place yesterday, was attended by a body of Masons from this place.



From Geneva Gazette 18 February 1876

John Price
formerly of Flint Creek, died in Rochester on Wednesday last of consumption, aged about 40 years.



From Ontario Repository and Messenger 22 April 1868

Joseph Price,
an old and highly respected citizen of Geneva, died in that village last Thursday, aged about 70 years.



From Ontario County Chronicle 17 February 1904

Naples, N. Y. - Joseph W. Price
died at his home this morning at 1 o'clock. He was born at Havana, Schuyler county, in March 1818. He was a worker in edged tools and in an early day made many of the axes and forks used in this vicinity. He also planted one of the first vineyards in Naples. He was an honest and industrious gentleman, and by his great industry and economy had accumulated a good fortune. He leaves a wife and three daughters, Mary Price of Naples, Mrs. Crosby and Mrs. Mattice of Cohocton, N. Y.



From Ontario County Journal 31 January 1913

Naples, N. Y. -  Mrs. Joseph Price
died at her home on Cohocton street on Friday evening, after a short illness with pneumonia. She was Az'ra Cone, and was 83 years of age. Her husband died several years ago, leaving her and their daughter alone at the home place where they had since resided. There survives three daughters, Mrs. James Mattice of Lent Hill, Mrs. Crosby of Cohocton, and Miss Mary Price of Naples.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 December 1906

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The death of Manley J. Price occurred Saturday at his home in this village. Mr. Price had been ill for a long time. He was 51 years old and had been a resident of this village for the past forty-eight years. He is survived by his wife and one sister, Miss J. Alice Price, of Rochester. The funeral services were held today.



From Geneva Daily Times 6 July 1928

The death of Mrs. Rhoda Price, aged 60 years, occurred at the General Hospital yesterday after a brief illness. Surviving are five sons, Alfred George and Archibald George of Geneva, Charles George of Toronto, Sellwyn Price of California, and Thomas Price of Malga, Washington; one daughter, Miss Susan Price of Toronto, and one grandson, Robert George of this city. Also four brother and two sisters. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home of Mrs. A. A. Meredith of William street. Rev. Frank Fisher will officiate. Interment will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 10 November 1893

Chapinville, N. Y. - Thomas Price
died at his home here last Friday night, after a short illness. He had been a resident here several years. He leaves a wife and three children, William H. Price, Rock Falls, Ill.; Mrs. Henry Freer of Canandaigua, and one married daughter in Michigan. He was in his 88th year. The interment was in the Academy Tract cemetery last Sunday.

Academy, N. Y. - Thomas Price,
who died at Chapinville, Saturday, was a former much respected citizen of this place. He was buried on Sunday by the side of his first wife in Academy cemetery.



From Naples Record 22 March 1873

Academy -
The remains of Mrs. Thomas Price, formerly of this place, were brought here for interment Feb. 22. She died at Chapinsville on the 20th, aged 72.



From Geneva Gazette 26 March 1875

Died at the home of his father in Geneva, Wednesday, March 10, 1875, of consumption of the lungs, Vincent Price, brother of J. W. Price of this place, in the forty-fifth year of his age.  He came to Naples in '50 and learned his trade, living here nearly three years; he has been engaged the most of the time since polishing edge tools.  He resolved last fall to leave the business, as the doctors told him the steel dust was on his lungs; he then came home intending to buy a farm in the spring.  He was able to ride or walk out till a few days before his death.  He was very ambitious, and had no bad habits, and his death is a great blow to his aged father of eighty-seven, and his brothers and sisters.  Naples Record



From Geneva Gazette 17 February 1893

William Price,
the oldest of the sons of the late Wm. Price (a soldier of the war of 1812) died at the home of his brother, Charles, last Wednesday morning, after a few days illness of pneumonia.  The deceased was one of the oldest of native born Genevans.



From Phelps Citizen 30 September 1880

An old resident and esteemed citizen of Phelps, Benjamin Prichard, died at his home in this village Sunday morning, after a brief illness. Mr. Prichard was among the oldest of our people, having completed his eightieth year, and notwithstanding his age, he was bright and active to the day of his death. His funeral was conducted from his late residence Tuesday afternoon and subsequently from the Methodist church, of which he had long been a member. The discourse was delivered by the pastor, Rev. I. M. Foster, who was assisted by Revs. V. A. Lewis, L. Bailey and Martin Wheeler, and was attended by a large congregation. The remains were interred in the Phelps cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 April 1922

Benjamin Franklin Prichard,
aged 80, died this morning at 7 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Hugh Humphrey, three miles east of Phelps. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Hugh Humphrey of Phelps and Mrs. George E. Carhart of New York city; one brother, Dr. G. C. Prichard of Phelps. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Humphrey, the Rev. C. C. McLean of Batavia officiating, assisted by the Rev. J. C. Wood of Phelps. Interment will be made in Rest Haven Cemetery at Phelps.



From Geneva Gazette 24 March 1893


Last Monday morning occurred the death of Mrs. Dr. G. C. Prichard at her home in Phelps, after an illness of three or four weeks.  She was 52 years of age, and is survived by her husband, a son and daughter.  She was held in high and deserved esteem by the community among whom she had spent the greater portion of her life.



From Geneva Daily Times 28 March 1904

Phelps, N. Y. -
The death of James Prichard, a well-known farmer, occurred Saturday. Mr. Prichard had suffered a number of strokes of paralysis during the past few years and was seized with another last Tuesday which resulted in his death. He was 78 years of age and is survived by one son, Earl, also Mrs. Crothers, B. F. and Dr. G. C. Prichard both of this village. The funeral was held this afternoon.



From Geneva Daily Times 28 August 1906

Shortsville, N. Y. - James Prichard, a well-known resident of the town of Farmington, died at his home west of this village at half-past three o'clock on Monday morning, at the age of 74 years and five months. He had been confined to the house by illness for nearly a year. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Eliza Gardner Prichard; three sons, William J. Prichard and Ira S. Prichard, both of Farmington; Harrison U. Prichard of Canandaigua; and five daughters, Mrs. Mary R. Gardner, Mrs. Clarabelle Yerkes, Mrs. Anna L. Connelly, Mrs. Abigail Romeiser, all of Farmington, and Mrs. Ellen M. Knapp of Rochester. The funeral will be held from his late home at two o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, and interment will be made in South Farmington Chapel cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 21 August 1896

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Maria Prichard,
wife of the late Dr. Tobias D. Prichard, who had been a great sufferer for a long time with a cancer of the tongue, died at her home, corner of West Main and Franklin streets, last Sunday night, aged 61 years. The funeral services were held from the house on Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, Rev. M. Shaw, the pastor of the church of which she was a member, officiating. Interment in the Phelps cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 14 March 1908

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Asa B. Priest,
a former attorney of this place, died Thursday night at Willard State Hospital, where he had been an inmate for several years. He was admitted to the bar in 1897 and practiced until his affliction with mental trouble, in August, 1904, when his condition became such that he was confined at Willard. He was a graduate of Cornell University, and several years ago was widely known as the best amateur baseball pitcher in this part of the state. His age was 37 years.



From Ontario County Journal 16 November 1894

Early last Friday morning occurred the death of John Whitcomb Priest at his home on Chapin street, after nearly a year's suffering from consumption. Mr. Priest was born at Lake George in 1830, therefore being 64 years of age. He came to Canandaigua fourteen years ago and shortly after became a partner in the milling firm of Smith Bros. and Co., of which firm he remained a member until his death. Beside his wife, he leaves surviving six children, Mrs. Frank Van Tyne, Mrs. Jewett Canfield, Mrs. E. W. Thomas, Miss Mary Priest, John E. and Asa Priest, all residents of this village. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, Rev. D. D. Campbell officiating.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 14 February 1918

Canandaigua, N. Y., Feb. 13 - John E. Priest, one of Canandaigua's best known citizens, died at his home about 9 o'clock this morning after a long illness. He was 57 years of age and leaves his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Edwin Hallenbeck, and Miss Helen Priest, both of this city; and four sisters, Miss Mary Priest and Mrs. Jewett Canfield, both of Canandaigua; Mrs. Frank Van Dyne, of Auburn, and Mrs. Edward Thomas, of Syracuse. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock with Rev. William H. Yard, Methodist pastor, officiating.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 27 December 1905

On Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jewett J. Canfield, Pearl street, the death occurred of Mrs. Mary Jane Smith Priest following a stroke of paralysis, which she had suffered on the preceding Sunday. She had sustained two previous strokes of paralysis, the first occurring about five years ago and the second in New York about two months ago. Mrs. Priest had resided in Canandaigua for upwards of 25 years, her husband, John Priest, whose death occurred about ten years ago, having been a member of the firm of Smith Brothers & Company. Mrs. Priest was a woman of sterling Christian character, a devoted member of the Methodist church and active in church and charitable work. She is survived by six children, Mrs. Jewett Canfield, Miss Mary A. Priest, Mrs. Edward Thomas, John E. Priest, and Asa B. Priest, all of this village; and Mrs. Frank VanDuyne of Auburn. After a short funeral services held from her late home in Bristol street at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, the funeral was held from the Methodist church at 3 o'clock, Rev. Ward Mosher, rector of the Methodist church here, and Rev. Dr. J. Wallace Webb of Elmira, a former rector here officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 15 February 1918

The death of John E. Priest, aged 57 years, occurred at his home on Gibson street on Wednesday, following a long illness. He leaves his widow; two daughters, Mrs. C. Edwin Hallenbeck and Miss Helen Priest of Canandaigua; also four sisters, Miss Mary Priest and Mrs. Jewett J. Canfield of Canandaigua; Mrs. Frank VanDuyne of Auburn, and Mrs. Edward Thomas of Syracuse. The funeral services will be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. W. H. Yard will officiate and interment will be in Woodlawn.



From Geneva Daily Times 21 July 1902

Mrs. Joseph Primps
died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. C. DeMun, 100 Pulteney street, at 8:30 o'clock this morning, aged 70 years.  Mrs. Primps had been afflicted with paralysis for six years and during that time had sustained two strokes. The deceased had resided in Geneva 50 years.  She was a member of First Presbyterian church.  The deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs. DeMun, and by one son, Joseph Primps, Jr., both of this city.  The funeral will take place from the house at an hour Thursday afternoon not yet decided upon by the family.  Interment will be in Glenwood cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 17 December 1915

The death of Mrs. Cornelia A. Prince, aged 69 years, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Willard A. Crego, on Sunday, following an illness of five days with pneumonia. Deceased had resided in Canandaigua for several years. Besides Mrs. Crego, there survive a daughter, Miss Ora Prince, and a stepson, of Rome; also a grandson, Robert Crego. The funeral services were held from the home on Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Guy L. Morrill officiated. Interment was in Rome.



From Ontario County Journal 9 February 1894

Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. John Pringle,
of the town of Farmington, near Victor, died last week Thursday, and was buried last Saturday in East Bloomfield, where a brother of the deceased resides.



From Ontario County Chronicle 18 June 1902

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Pritchard, wife of James Pritchard,
whose home was two miles west of Phelps, died there Saturday morning of heart disease. She was 67 years of age, and leaves a husband and one son.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 June 1910

Manchester, N. Y. -  Mrs. Ann Eliza Pritchard,
wife of the late James Pritchard of Farmington, and daughter of the late John and Roba Gardiner, died at her home in that town at 3:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, at the age of 75 years. She had been ill for some months, and death was due to tuberculosis. Mrs. Pritchard had lived for 45 years in the house where she died, and was always a resident of this vicinity. A remarkable circumstance with regard to her life is that she had never ridden on a steam or trolley car. Her husband died in August, 1907. The deceased leaves three sons and five daughters, William Pritchard of Canandaigua; Ira Pritchard of Canandaigua; Harry Pritchard of Farmington; Mrs. Mary Gardiner of Farmington; Mrs. Clara Yerkes of Fairport; Mrs. Ella Knapp of Farmington; Mrs. Anna Conway of Farmington; and Mrs. Abby Romeiser of Farmington. The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the home, and interment will follow in South Farmington Cemetery.




From Shortsville Enterprise 20 March 1908

Daniel Pritchard,
one of the oldest farmers of the town of Manchester, who had been missing from his home since Saturday, was found dead in his farm lot, by a party who had gone in search of him, Tuesday afternoon. He was upward of 80 years of age, and had alone since the death of his wife last summer.



From Ontario County Journal 15 December 1916

The death of Ira Smith Pritchard occurred at his home in North Avenue on Wednesday morning following a long illness. Deceased was born in Farmington 51 years ago. He leaves his widow; two sons, Roy and Raymond; and four daughters, Mrs. Ruth A. Hulbert, Helen, Grace and Isabel Pritchard, all of Canandaigua; also five sisters and two brothers. Mrs. Barney Romeiser and Harry Pritchard of Farmington; Mrs. Anna Conway and William Pritchard of Canandaigua; Mrs. Clara Yerkes of Bristol; Mrs. Mary Gardner of Victor, and Mrs. Ellen Knapp of Syracuse. The funeral services will be held from the late residence this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Guy L. Morrill will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn.



From Geneva Daily Times 11 April 1908

Mrs. Caroline Probasco,
aged 75 years, died at 5:30 o'clock this morning at the home of her son, James Probasco, who lives about three and a half miles west of this city on the Castle Road. He is her only survivor. The funeral will take place Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the house. Rev. H. I. Andrews of the Methodist church at Seneca Castle will officiate and burial will be at Butcher's Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 11 March 1898

Death of Charles Probasco - Charles Probasco,
an old and respected citizen of Phelps, but more recently of Rochester, died early Monday morning at his late residence in that city.  Deceased was born in Sussex county, New Jersey, and had reached the age of 92 years and one month.  He leaves two daughters, Mrs. W. C. Probasco, of Monroe Avenue, and Mrs. R. B. Guilford, of No. 143 Alexander Street, Rochester.  The remains were brought to Geneva for interment.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 7 January 1874

Christian Probasco,
a pioneer settler of Ontario county, died at his residence in the town of Seneca, on the 21st ult., aged 80 years. He had lived in Seneca about sixty years, and was widely known and much esteemed as an honorable and useful citizen.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 August 1907

Mrs. George Probasco,
72 years of age, died yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. W. Hunt, of No. 106 Castle street. The deceased was born near Lyons and lived for the major portion of her life in the Town of Phelps. She had lived in this city for sixteen years. The survivors are two sons, Charles W. Becker of Rochester and George Probasco of Geneva; two daughters, Mrs. Adelbert Dunn of Phelps and Mrs. Hunt of Geneva. The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the house, Rev. H. J. Owen of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Washington Street Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 27 April 1883

MRS. JULIA PROBASCO -
This estimable lady, who passed away on the 22d inst., was the relict of the late Christian Probasco, a veteran of the war of 1812-15, and for which patriotic service he was in the enjoyment of a pension in the later years of his life, as also was the widow until her death. She was the mother of a large family, who were intelligently and affectionately reared, becoming respected and useful members of society.  Though in feeble health for a year or two past, yet death  came most suddenly and unexpectedly, she being found by her daughter, Mrs. D. P. Tompkins, dead in her bed on Sunday morning last.



From Geneva Daily Times 21 April 1931

Rush Probasco,
aged 86, Civil War veteran, died last night at 11 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Gilbert Fletcher, 218 Hamilton street, following a short illness. Besides his daughter, he is survived by one son, Henry C. Probasco of Geneva. Mr. Probasco served in the war in Company E., First New York cavalry. He was a member of Swift Post, G. A. R. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fletcher, with the Rev. F. M. Weston, D. D., of the First Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood cemetery. Friends are requested to please omit flowers.



From Ontario County Chronicle 10 April 1901

Naples, N. Y. -
Naples buried its oldest citizen Friday. Horatio Proctor, the last of his family, died April 3d, aged 94. For seventy-five years the Proctors had lived in the same house in Garlinghouse settlement. His father, Aaron, lived to be 63 years of age. The mother was the first person buried in Garlinghouse cemetery in 1842, the father the next and a son David, the next. One daughter married Rev. Sanford Wright and had twelve children grow to maturity. She died a few years ago. None of the Proctor name is left. Horatio and one brother were bachelors.



From Geneva Gazette 7 February 1879

Death of Mrs. I. W. Proctor -
The widow of the late Isaac W. Proctor died suddenly at the residence of her son, George W., on Tillman street, Saturday forenoon last, aged 65 years.  Her illness was of but a few hours.  She had suffered a little from neuralgia and took treatment for it.  Feeling returning symptoms of this ailing Friday evening, just before retiring she took the usual remedy, and requested that if she fell asleep she be not disturbed.  Quite late in the morning her daughter, Mrs. Geo. H. Myers, (who resides just across the street,) called to see her.  She was informed of the mother's desire, and that she had not yet arisen.  Mrs. M., on gently opening the bedroom door, discovered that the patient was breathing heavily and unnaturally, and became alarmed thereat.  On closer examination she was found to be unconscious.  Every effort of family, friends and physicians called failed to restore her, and before twelve o'clock, she breathed her last.  It was pronounced a case of apoplexy.  Mrs. Proctor was well-known in a wide circle of friends as a devoted wife and mother and kind and generous neighbor.  Her funeral took place on Monday last.



From Geneva Daily Times 19 November 1932

Shortsville -
George Proechel died in the Thompson Memorial Hospital in Canandaigua Friday morning. He was the son of Julius and Katherine Bill Proechel and was born in Hornell Feb. 22, 1879. He was married on Sept 6, 1910, to Loretta Belahunty. He conducted a meat market in this village and then moved to Manchester where he has been engaged in business for 17 years. He was the first chief of the fire department and has acted in that capacity at Manchester for ten years. He has also acted as chairman of the water board in that village for a similar length of time. He is survived by his wife and a number of other relatives, there being two daughters, Margaret at Geneseo and Rheta of Gemena; two sons, George junior and Robert at Manchester; a brother Harry at Wayland; and three sisters, Mrs. Fred Stein and Miss Louise Proechel at Dansville and Mrs. Jacob Malter in Manchester. The funeral will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. from St. Dominic's church in Shortsville with burial in Calvary cemetery at Canandaigua.



From Naples Record 16 April 1924

Eli Proper, aged 82 years, passed away on Friday, March 28th, 1924, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Woodard, of Webster, N. Y., with whom he had made his home for the past twenty years. He leaves to mourn his loss two daughters, Mrs. Woodard, of Webster, and Mrs. Martha MacDowell, of Honeoye Falls; twelve grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. His wife passed away eight years ago. Both were tenderly cared for during their long years of suffering by their daughter, Mrs. Woodard, and family. The remains were taken to Honeoye Falls, where the funeral services were held and burial was made in North Bloomfield cemetery beside his wife.



From Naples Record 14 January 1942

Mrs. Emma Dedrick Proper,
96, of the Town of South Bristol, died on Monday, January 12, 1942. She was one of the oldest women in Western New York. Mrs. Proper was a daughter of the late Philip and Anna Cornish Dedrick, and was born in South Bristol in August 29, 1845. She is survived by one son, Emory Proper, of Boswell Corners, town of South Bristol; one brother, Henry Dedrick of Syracuse; a granddaughter, Mrs. Ray Lafler, of Middlesex. Service will be held from the Emory undertaking parlors, in Naples, on Thursday at 2:00 p.m., the Rev. J. Wesley Babcock, of the Naples Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be made in the West Hollow cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 23 February 1894

Naples, N. Y. -
Another sudden death occurred early Monday morning at Gulick in South Bristol. Mrs. Henry Proper was sleeping, when she awoke, cried out, and was dead. Her daughter was by her side but could do nothing. She had been a sufferer from rheumatism which had been drawing nearer the vital parts, and it is supposed it reached the heart. She was 69 years old and in ordinary health. There are nine grown-up children, and are all living close by. Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at the West Hollow school house, conducted by Rev. Mr. Anthony of this village. Later a post mortem confirmed the opinion that the cause of death was heart disease.



From Ontario County Journal 19 October 1917

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
Friday, Joseph Proper, a respected resident of this village, was found dead in his barn. Coroner Smith, of Canandaigua, was called and issued a certificate of death from heart trouble, from which he had suffered many months. Mr. Proper was born in Naples in 1845, and had lived in this vicinity all of his life. His wife died a few years ago. He is survived by three sons, George Proper, of Lyons; Charles Proper of Rochester Junction; and Elmer Proper of this town; two daughters, Mrs. A. Curry of Buffalo and Mrs. Andrew Williams of Honeoye Falls. The funeral was held on Monday from the home of his son, Elmer, with interment in the Rural cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 8 July 1910

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. Joseph Proper was held from her late home on Saturday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Hamblin officiating, with interment in the Rural cemetery. Mrs. Proper was born in Amsterdam, Holland, Oct. 16, 1850, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marinus DeSmith and came to this country when a child. She had resided in this vicinity ever since. She was a member of the Congregational church. Mrs. Proper is survived by her husband and three sons, Elmer and Charles of this town, and George of Lock Berlin; and two daughters, Mrs. Andrew Curry of Buffalo, and Mrs. Andrew Williams of Honeoye Falls.



From Ontario County Journal 12 March 1875

Sudden Death in South Bristol -
One day last week, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Proper, an aged couple, residing in South Bristol, received a letter from their granddaughter in Bristol, announcing the death of her child, and requesting them to come to attend the funeral.  Mr. Proper suggested that he had better go up back of the house and get a small load of wood before starting for Bristol, and proceeded to do so.  He was gone from the house but a short time, and on his return found his wife lying upon the floor dead.  An examination had not been made when our informant obtained these facts, but it was the opinion that Mrs. Proper died of apoplexy, induced probably by the news of the death of her great-grandchild.  She was near 70 years of age, and was very generally respected.



From Naples Record 22 December 1915

Mrs. Louisa Proper died at the home of her daughter at Bloomfield on December 11th, 1915, at the age of 78 years. She was the daughter of Eleazer and Catherine Aldridge, and was the last of a family of eight children. She was born in Bristol, and had lived most of her life in Ontario County. In 1863 she was married to Eli Proper, and, had she lived until the 20th, she would have been married fifty-two years. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, thirteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She lived with Mrs. Martha McDowell, of Rochester, and Mrs. Mary Woodard of West Bloomfield, and
was tenderly cared for by them. She was ill just one week, sleeping and growing weaker gradually until the Blessed Father took her to a world of peace and happiness. She was a devoted member of the M. E. church. Funeral services were held from her home on December 18, conducted by Rev. Heath, pastor of the M. E. church. Burial at North Bloomfield.



From Fairport Herald 18 August 1942

Farmington, N. Y. - Edward A. Prosser
died at his home near Dead Man's Curve Thursday, Aug. 6, aged 83 years. He is survived by his widow, Nettie Prosser; three sons, Chester and Glenn and Leon of Alhambra, Calif.; 15 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and a brother, George of Oswego. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. A. C. Rehme of Victor officiating. Burial was made in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.



From Geneva Courier 18 April 1883

Lyman Prosser
, a well known citizen of the town of Seneca, died on Monday afternoon, aged about 80 years.  He leaves no family, his wife having died a few years ago.  He was a man of excellent repute; was honest and fair; and he will be missed by many friends.  Mr. Prosser was for many years an exemplary member of the Presbyterian Church of Castleton.  The funeral took place at two o'clock today.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 February 1920

Mrs. Docia Baker Proudfit,
aged 65 years, widow of John Proudfit, died last night at Dr. Gregg's Health Sanitarium in Canandaigua, after being there for some time. The Proudfit family for many years lived in this city residing on Lewis street. The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Victor Harrell of Albany and Mrs. William Connors of Syracuse; two grandchildren; also two brothers, John and George Baker of this city. The funeral which is private will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 3 January 1890

Another Old Patron Gone -
We chronicle with unfeigned sorrow the death of the venerable John Proudfit of Stanley, which occurred Dec. 27th at the great age of 90 years and 10 months.  Deceased was born in Hopewell, York Co., Pa., Feb. 28, 1799.  Of a family of ten children one brother and three sisters survive him, of whom the youngest is 80 years old.  He possessed a remarkably good memory which did not fail him until within a few weeks of his death.  He could recall and portray scenes and incidents that transpired when he was a lad of ten years, and distinctly remembered when No. 9 church was first organized.  He had been a professor of religion and devout Christian for seventy years.  He was a patron and reader of the Gazette from early manhood, and we count him among our very first patrons and cheering supporters.  Several children survive him, of whom Charles H. (the Stanley Post Master) has remained at or near the old homestead and comforted the aged patriarch in his declining years.  The deceased was buried in the beautiful cemetery at Gorham last Sunday by the side of his wife who was laid at rest nearly ten years ago.



From Ontario County Journal 19 January 1906

Naples, N. Y. -  Mrs. Ella Prouty
died on Monday evening at her home in this village, at the age of 63 years. Her maiden name was Ella Launt and she was married in her youth to James Lyon. Her last companion was William Prouty, who died some ten years ago. Two sons, James and Charles Lyon, of Pennsylvania; one daughter, Mrs. Otto Winters of Naples; and one young adopted son, Fred Prouty, of Naples, survive her.



From Ontario County Journal 4 May 1888

Naples, N. Y. - On Tuesday another young wife and mother was carried to the tomb. Mrs. Fred Prouty who died on Sunday, aged only 18 years. This is another sad case and excites much sympathy. She left a little boy about six months old, a young husband and a bereaved father.



From Naple News 1 May 1940

Mrs. Ida A. Prouty,
age 72 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herman Graff, Saturday, April 27th, at 6:30 p.m. Mrs. Prouty had been in ill health for some time. Since the death of her husband, John Prouty, she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Graff. Mrs. Prouty was born in Naples April 23, 1868, the daughter of Samuel and Jane Cole Griswold. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Harriett Denton of Manchester, N. C. and Mrs. Herman Graff of Naples; two sons, Myrle Prouty and William Prouty of West Bloomfield; one brother, Mr. Eugene Goodrich of Middlesex. Funeral services are being held today at 2:30 from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Graff, with the Rev. E. L. Braden, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial will be made in Rose Ridge cemetery.



From Ontario Repository and Messenger 4 February 1874

The many friends here of Mrs. Wm. Prouty of Naples, regret to hear of her death at that place. The deceased has a mother and sister here, and formerly lived near this village. The funeral takes place tomorrow, Tuesday, at Cheshire.



Ontario County Journal 24 July 1891

Mr. William Prouty,
who died at N. B. Weaver's Friday last at the ripe age of 90 years, was a grand good old man. In his earlier manhood he was a very industrious farmer, of good habits and his principles correct. He was always kind and indulgent to his wife and children and helped his children to the extent of his fortune. Mr. Prouty was a kind accommodating neighbor and left an example worthy of emulation by his children. He leaves two sons and two daughters and numerous grandchildren to mourn his loss. He sacrificed one son to his country's cause, Stephen, who was as brave a soldier as wore the blue uniform. His remains were buried in the Lucas cemetery by the side of his wife, who died several years ago.



From Ontario County Journal 27 September 1895

Naples, N. Y. - William Prouty
died Tuesday, September 24, at the age of 61. Mr. Prouty was a native of Bristol, coming to Naples 22 years ago to engage in harness making. For the last 15 years he had been very useful as a veterinary surgeon. He leaves a wife, four sons and one daughter. Funeral services were held Thursday.



From Geneva Gazette 6 August 1869


John Prue, an aged colored man, who for the past thirty years or more has led an industrious life in Geneva, after having ran away from a master in Kentucky, died at his home last Wednesday night.  The old man has often told us that his life in the north was not near so pleasant as were his years passed in the South.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 February 1907

William C. Pruner, aged 43 years, died this morning at 4:00 o'clock at his home, No. 24 Evans street. Death was caused by valvular heart disease. The deceased has been a resident of this city for the past twelve years. He was a member of the Iron Moulders Union and of the Knights of the Maccabees, No. 292. He is survived by a widow; three sons, Frank, William and Lester; one daughter, Ila; his mother, Mrs. Mary Pruner; one sister, Mrs. Mary Parks, of Fulton; two brothers, Frank of this city and Charles, of Syracuse. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at one o'clock from his late residence and at 1:30 o'clock from the First Methodist church. Interment will be in Southwick cemetery near Junius.



From Ontario County Journal 25 March 1910

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:15 o'clock occurred the death of William Frederick Pruner, aged nearly 52 years, at his home on Bristol street. Death was due to heart trouble. Mr. Pruner had been confined to his home for some weeks, but was thought to be improving. Besides his wife, Mrs. Mary Pruner, he leaves his mother, Mrs. Susan Pruner of Rochester; two sons, Frederick W. and Howard L.; two daughters, Misses Bertha P. and Hazel E., all of this village. One sister, Mrs. H. T. Cowles of Rochester; five brothers, Frank, Charles and Harry of Rochester; Clarence and John of Dansville; and a half-brother, Alfonso of Seattle, Wash. also survive. The funeral will be held from the home this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Dr. Herbert L. Gaylord of St. John's church will officiate.



Herald of Truth, Geneva NY, Sat. 19 Dec 1835
[a Universalist newspaper]

DEATHS.  In this village, on the 14th inst., Mrs. MARY PULLEN, wife of Mr. Jedediah Pullen, in the 31st year of her age.
Mrs. P. was an amiable woman, a good neighbor, and a pleasant and agreeable companion.  She and her now disconsolate partner in life were constant attendants at the Universalist church in this place, and though not members of the society, were more attached to the doctrine of Universalism than to any other sentiment.

Mrs. P. had attended meeting during the day and evening preceding her death. I saw her at the close of the evening service and spoke with her, and she appeared uncommonly cheerful and happy.  She left the church for her house, which is about 80 rods distant, and a few minutes after she returned home, and while preparing to retire, she was suddenly attacked with what was supposed to be a cramp in the stomach.  Medical aid was immediately summoned, but to no effect.  She expired, perfectly resigned to the will of Heaven, in about 19 hours.  Her funeral discourse will be delivered at the Universalist Church, in this place, on the 20th inst., (to-morrow,) at half past 1, P.M.

C. [Rev. Jacob Chase]

This contribution was kindly donated by Karen Dau, Rochester NY
Archivist, NY State Convention of Universalists




From Ontario County Journal 14 May 1915

Gorham, N. Y. - 
The death of Austin Pulver occurred at his home in this village on the evening of May 4. Mr. Pulver was in his 79th year, and been feeble during the past year or more, having suffered with hardening of the arteries, which, together with rheumatism, resulted in his death. The deceased was a farmer until several years ago, when he removed from the farm, a short distance from the village, on the Hall road, where he had resided for many years, to this village. He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Rosetta Stokoe; one son, Edward Pulver; one brother, William Pulver; two sisters, Mrs. C. H. Johnson and Mrs. A. M. Phillips, and two grandchildren, Earl Thompson and Luella Pulver, all of whom reside in or near Gorham. The funeral was held from the home at 2 o'clock and from the Methodist church at 2:30 on Thursday afternoon. Rev. Bruce Pierce, pastor of the church, officiated. Burial was in the local cemetery.



From unknown newspaper

Mrs. Elizabeth Pulver
died at her home in Garlinghouse on Sunday, May 1, 1921, aged 69 years. She leaves four children: Mrs. Frank Miller of Hemlock; Mrs. Jay Wheat and Aaron W. Pulver of this place; and Martin Pulver, who lived with her; and several grandchildren; also one brother, Perry Bartholomew of North Cohocton. Many other relatives and friends also mourn her loss. The funeral will be held from the home on Wednesday, May 4, at 2 p.m., conducted by her pastor, Rev. Marshall M. Shaut of North Cohocton. Burial will take place at Rose Ridge cemetery, Naples, beside her husband, who passed away several years ago. Six of her nephews will act as bearers. Mrs. Pulver's sudden death was a great shock to the community, as she was ill only one day. The children have the sympathy of their many friends in the loss of their mother. The church and Sunday school have lost one of their most faithful members, as she was always present at the services when able.



From Ontario County Journal 9 August 1901

Gorham, N. Y. - 
Early on the morning of Aug. 1, this community was shocked to hear of the sudden death from apoplexy of Frank D. Pulver, at his home on Dewey avenue. Although a great sufferer from rheumatism for a long time, he had been in his usual health and arose at five, as was his custom, and prepared the wood ready for the fire. Just at what time his death occurred is not known, as his wife did rise until 6:30, and when going into the kitchen, was horrified to find his dead body on the floor. A physician was summoned, but life was extinct. Funeral services were held from his late home on Saturday at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Frank Shultus, assisted by Rev. J. E. Wilson, conducting the services. Mr. Pulver had always lived in or near this village. He was an esteemed citizen, honest and upright. A wife and one son, Loren, are left; also an aged mother, two brothers, William and Austin; and three sisters, Mrs. C. H. Johnson, Mrs. A. M. Phillips, all of this place, and Mrs. M. Lester of Greenville, Mich. He was 57 years of age. The following acted as bearers: William Valentine, M. E. Bain, William Dickerson, William Crego, Albert Youngs and Dr. Charles Compton. Interment was made in Gorham cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 11 April 1919

Henry W. Pulver,
aged 60 years, was stricken with apoplexy while driving a team of horses on North Pearl street on Tuesday, and died before medical aid could reach him. He fell from his wagon while engaged in hauling gravel for town highway repair work near Woodlawn. Coroner Harry M. Smith stated that death was due to natural causes and not from injuries received in the fall. There survive his widow and a son and daughter, Milo J. and Miss Viola M. Pulver of Canandaigua; and one sister, Mrs. William Hill of Buffalo. The funeral services will be held at the home on Main street south this afternoon at 2  o'clock. Rev. W. H. Yard will officiate and interment will be in Woodlawn.



From Ontario County Journal 3 June 1887

Gorham, N. Y. - James M. Pulver,
a merchant at Stanley, died on May 31, aged 37 years. He had been sick for some time with inflammatory rheumatism, but was thought better. The disease went to his heart. The funeral services were attended at the Methodist church in Gorham, of which his wife is a member. Sad that one in the strength of manhood, active in business, a loving and loved husband and father should be thus stricken down.

From Ontario County Times 8 June 1887

Gorham, N. Y. - 
The funeral of Mr. J. M. Pulver, of Stanley, was held from the M. E. church June 2, Rev. A. B. Temple officiating. Mr. Pulver was one of Stanley's most prominent merchants and citizens, having conducted the grocery and dry goods business for the past three years in the store formerly occupied by Mr. Edward Lawrence. He was upright in all his dealings and highly esteemed by all who knew him. He leaves a wife and little daughter to mourn the great loss of a kind father and affectionate husband. The bereaved family have the sympathy of all in this their sad affliction.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 28 March 1877

Gorham, N. Y. -
We have to record the sudden death of Esq. Pulver on Tuesday afternoon, the 20th instant, nearly sixty-four years of age. He was supposed to be improving, was at least more comfortable and entertained hopes of soon being out, when in a moment he passed away almost without another warning. James Madison Pulver was born in Kinderhook, Columbia county, N. Y., in April, 1813. In 1819 his parents came to reside in Gorham, and here he passed the remainder of his life. In his youth he taught a District School, and in an eminent manner has been the creator, under Divine Providence, of his own fortune. In 1835 he was married to Miss Lydia Snyder, by which marriage they have had four sons and four daughters. Their sons are in this community, two of them farmers, perhaps we should say three, and one is a merchant. His eldest daughter married Thomas Stokoe, 2nd, but died some years since. Another married Dr. Lester, who resides in Michigan, one married our thriving citizen, C. H. Johnson, while the youngest remains unmarried at home.

Esq. Pulver early won the confidence of his fellow citizens, who put him in places of trust, Supervisor of his town, Constable and Justice of the Peace. His acute judgment in legal questions, promptness in the discharge of his duties, won for him a high place as a business man in our community. His funeral was attended on Saturday, the 24th instant, from the Baptist church .



From Geneva Daily Times 16 October 1908

Gorham, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Lydia Pulver took place on Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Johnson, with whom she had made her home during the past several years. Mrs. Pulver was 92 years of age. Her maiden name was Lydia Snyder and she was the daughter of William Snyder, and together with a large family of brothers and sisters, was reared on a farm near this village. In early life she married James Madison Pulver and came to Gorham to reside, they being among the early settlers of the village. Several years ago Mrs. Pulver received her second sight when she was able to read and sew without the aid of glasses, but as she grew more feeble, she lost it again. Notwithstanding the deprivations of her feebleness, however, she always wore a smile and greatly enjoyed meeting her friends, with whom she would cheerfully converse and with whom she seldom failed to leave a helpful and inspiring word. Up to almost the last she was able to converse intelligently and cheerfully, and ever looking on the bright side, bore her suffering without murmur. About two years ago Mrs. Pulver began to grow weak from effects of cancer from which her suffering increased until death came to her release. She was the mother of eight children, four boys and four girls, of whom Austin and William Pulver, Mrs. C. H. Johnson and Mrs. A. M. Phillips, of Gorham, and Mrs. Dr. Lester of Greenville, Mich., survive her. She also leaves eight grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Austin Buckelew, and one half-sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Warren, both of Dexter, Mich.



From Ontario County Journal 9 February 1917

Gorham, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Mary Pulver, widow of Peter Pulver, took place at her home on Jan. 30, after several days illness with bronchial pneumonia. She was 82 years of age, and was born in Pittston, Pa., her maiden name being Mary Brown. She is survived by two sons, Talmadge, who resided with his mother, and Bush Pulver, of Troupsburg; also one brother, George Brown, of Scranton, Pa. Funeral was held from the home on Jan. 26, Rev. F. E. Warner, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating. Interment was in Hill Crest.



From Ontario County Journal 23 February 1912

Naples, N. Y. -  Willard Pulver
died suddenly at Willard asylum, where he had been for a number of years, on Sunday. The remains were brought here, where his wife resides, for burial. He is survived by a wife, two sons, Martin and Aaron Pulver, of Naples; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Miller of Hemlock and Mrs. Emmett Wheat of this place.



From Ontario County Journal 24 January 1919

Gorham, N. Y. - William Pulver
died suddenly at his home here on Monday. He had been in poor health for some time. He was the son of James Mattison and Lydia Snyder Pulver and was born in Gorham, where most of his life was spent. He was early identified with the business life of the village, and conducted a drygoods and grocery store for many years. He is survived by his widow, two sons and a daughter, J. Albert Pulver of Gorham; and Eugene and Miss Lena Pulver of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. C. H. Johnson and Mrs. A. M Phillips of Gorham.



From Geneva Daily Times 14 May 1897

At the age of 70 years 2 months and 5 days, Mrs. Mary Pumpfrey died at her home on Reed street yesterday morning, May 13th. The funeral will take place from her late home at 10 o'clock Saturday.



From Geneva Daily Times 5 October 1903

Edward Purcell
died at 8:45 o'clock yesterday morning at his late home, No. 36 West avenue, aged 58 years. The deceased was born in Ireland and came to this country forty years ago. He has resided in this city for six years. Edward H. Purcell of this city is only survivor. The funeral will take place at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning from St. Francis de Sales church. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 2 December 1881

Canadice, N. Y. - Mr. John Purcell, an old resident of this town, died the 15th ult. Deceased was a very nice man, and will be missed among the prominent men of town. He leaves two daughters to mourn his death.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 August 1904

Edward Purcull
died this morning at 7 o'clock at his home, No. 36 West avenue. He was forty years of age.



From Ontario County Journal 13 July 1906

Canadice, N. Y. - Mrs. Juliaetta Purcell,
one of the oldest residents of this town, died at the home of her son, I. S. Purcell, at Richmond, on July 3. Mrs. Purcell had lived with her two sons, Smith, of Richmond, and Orrin, of this town, for many years. About four and one-half years ago, Orrin, the younger of the two, died, and since that time she had lived most of the time at his late home. Left a widow fifty-one years ago with these two sons, she faced life's battle alone, with the help of her God. When the call came for troops in '61, Orrin bade adieu to mother and brother and marched to the front. Army life was too severe for his years and not having an over-strong constitution, he came home broken in health, fighting for his life against that dread monster consumption. He warded off the blow till December, 1901, when he answered the final roll call. The life of Mrs. Purcell all through this half century was that of a faithful, trusting, christian mother, always where she was most needed, cheerful and sunny, she was truly a mother in Israel, She passed the three score and ten, then the four score post on life's highway and lacked less than two years of the four score and ten mark. An unusual circumstance connected with Mrs. Purcell's death is that her only child is 70 years of age. The funeral was held from the home of her son on July 5, Rev. A. H. Dickerson officiating.



From Livonia Gazette 3 August 1917

Canadice, N. Y. -  Mrs. Oren Purcell
died at her home here Saturday of last week at the age of 83. She had been sick for about two years. Death was a welcome visitor to the invalid, for many times during the long illness she had expressed a desire to leave this home for the one above. There are two daughters, Mrs. Howell Hayward and Miss Mae Purcell; and one son, Wells, all of Canadice. The funeral was held from her late home Monday afternoon, the Rev. Mr. Bucher officiating, and the interment was in the Canadice Valley cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 27 December 1901

Canadice, N. Y. - 
After one of the hardest fights for life, last week Wednesday morning Orrin Purcell, aged 61 years, passed peacefully to the beyond. For several years his life had been a constant warfare against consumption, and all that medical skill could do was done without avail. He, who bared his bosom for his country, marched, fought and died as only a hero can die, mourned by all who knew him, an example of patient, sublime suffering. Mr. Purcell was a member of Co. K, N. Y. Mounted Rifles, and had never been strong since his return from the army. A devoted christian husband and father, his loss will be felt by the entire community. An aged mother, aged 87 years, a wife, two daughters and one son have the sympathy of all in their sore affliction. Rev. P. P. Sowers officiated at the funeral at the home of the deceased, and the remains were placed in the Canadice Hollow cemetery.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 21 November 1906

Manchester, N. Y. - 
Tuesday, Nov. 13, occurred the death of Jennie, wife of A. M. Purdy, aged 56 years, at her home in this township, three miles north of the village. She had been an invalid for some time. Besides her husband, she is survived by two children, Miss Lila who lives at home, and Charles, who is a student in the Rochester Theological seminary; also pastor of the M. E. church in Marion. She has also three step-children, Mrs. Etta Griffin of Clifton Springs, Jno. Baker of Jordon, and Rev. Allison Purdy of Iowa. The funeral was held at her late home Friday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Rugg, a speaker of the orthodox Friends society, assisted by Rev. S. S. Pratt, of this village, officiated. Mrs. Purdy was universally considered, in the highest sense of the word, a beautiful woman. It was a privilege to know her.



From Ontario County Journal 17 January 1908

Richard Purdy
died at his home in "New Michigan" in the northwest part of the town on Wednesday, after several weeks of failing health. He was nearly 89 years of age and had resided on the farm where he died for 42 years. He was born in Ireland and came to this country when 27 years of age. He leaves his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Mary J. Brooks; and six sons, James S., William, John E., Lorenzo H., Ellsworth H., all of this town, and George R. of Syracuse. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Ward Mosher officiating. The interment will be made in Woodlawn.



From Geneva Gazette 17 November 1899

Death of Mrs. S. L. Purdy - Mrs. Josephine B. Purdy,
wife of Stewart L. Purdy, died at her home, corner of Pulteney and Milton streets, last Friday night, of cancer.  Her funeral took place Monday last at the house at 10 o'clock, and from the Memorial Presbyterian Church, Bellona, at 3 p.m.  She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. H. B. P. Wrenn, of St. Louis, Mo., and Miss Susan H. Purdy, of this city, and three sons, Dr. J. S. Purdy, of Seneca Falls, Joseph S. L. Purdy, of Lima, and Frank A. Purdy, of this city.



From Ontario County Times 23 November 1881

Canadice, N. Y. - John Pursell,
for many years a highly respected citizen of Canadice, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. George Higgins in Springwater, on the 15th inst. at the age of seventy-five.



From Ontario County Journal 17 July 1908

Reed's Corners, N. Y. - 
On Sunday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Myron Jones occurred the death of their younger daughter, Mrs. Alice Jones Putnam, wife of Harry E. Putnam. She had been a sufferer from Bright's disease for some time and while her death was not unexpected, it came as a great shock to her family and friends, to whom the sympathy of the entire community is extended in their bereavement. Mrs. Putnam was 23 years of age and leaves beside her parents and husband, a daughter born on the day of her death; one sister, Mrs. Karl Kline of Dansville; and three brothers, Irving, Dennison and Mark, all of this place. The large circle of friends provided a large quantity of floral offerings. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Baptist church, Rev. A. H. Knight officiating. The interment was in Reed Corners cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 14 April 1905

Charles E. Putnam,
a milkman, of No. 6 Worthington avenue, committed suicide at 6 o'clock this morning by hanging himself in his barn at No. 136 Washington street. It is believed that the deed was committed in a fit of despondency caused by business cares. Mr. Putnam, who was twenty-six years of age, arose this morning as usual at 5 o'clock and went from his home over to his barn to feed the horses. He then returned to his home for his breakfast which had been prepared in his absence by his wife. He sat down to his breakfast at 5:40 and being a quick eater, he finished before 6 o'clock. At breakfast he talked with the various members of the household and on leaving for the barn the second time, he appeared to be perfectly calm. As he did not return to the house for his milk bottles within the customary time, his wife suggested to her father, George Rackham, who lived with them, that he go to the barn and see if Charles was ill. Following out her suggestion he went to the barn and found both of the doors fastened on the inside. He forced an entrance and after finding everything as usual on the ground floor, he went upstairs into the mow. Here he was shocked by finding his son-in-law hanging from a rafter by a short noose about his neck. Following his first impulse, he cut the man down to see if he was still alive. Finding that he was dead, he ran and notified the family and dispatched a messenger to the coroner, H. D. Weyburn.

The deceased was born at Byron, New York, and lived at the Keuka college until he was married five years ago to Eliza Rackham of Middlesex. From that time until they came to this city in the winter they lived with her parents at Middlesex. He was a member of the Free Baptist church at Middlesex. Since he has been in the city he has attended the First Methodist church. The deceased is survived by his widow, little daughter, mother, Mrs. V. E. Putnam and one sister, Mrs. Carrie Merritt. His mother and sister reside at Keuka. A brief service will be held at the home on Monday morning at 9 o'clock, after which the body will be taken to Middlesex, where the funeral services will be held at the Free Baptist church.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 27 January 1922

Canandaigua, January 26 - The death of Charles L. Putnam occurred at his house several miles southeast of this city about 10 o'clock last night as a result of heart trouble. Mr. Putnam had suffered a slight stroke of apoplexy some weeks ago. Mr. Putnam is survived by his wife and two sons, Edward Putnam, of Hall and Harry Putnam, of Geneva. The funeral is to be held from the family home on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. George E. Finley, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be made at Reed's Corners.



From Geneva Daily Times 4 April 1916

Hall, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Cynthia M. Hall, aged 31 years, occurred this morning at her home in this village. She is survived by her husband, George E. Putnam; four children, Helen, Dorothy, Spencer and Robert Putnam of Hall; her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John Pease of Ovid; two brothers, Monroe and Leon Pease; four sisters, Hazel, Frances, Mary and Verna Pease, all of Ovid. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 11 o'clock at the house, Rev. A. B. Temple of Number Nine church officiating. Burial will be in Number Nine Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 July 1936

Mrs. Elma L. Putnam,
wife of Harry Earl Putnam, of 55 Lyceum street, died this morning at the Geneva General Hospital after a long illness. She was 45 years of age. Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Ruth Gertrude; two sons, Charles Henry and William Harry; and her mother, Mrs. Clara Megaffee of Geneva. The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at her late residence with the Rev. Shields T. Hardin of the First Baptist church officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery, Canandaigua.



From Geneva Daily Times 30 December 1929

Mrs. Gertrude Elizabeth Putnam,
aged 71, died Saturday night at 11 o'clock at the home of her son, Harry E. Putnam, 55 Lyceum street, following a long illness. She leaves two sons, Edward Putnam of Geneva; three sisters, Mrs. I. T. Lewis and Mrs. E. B. Henry of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Robert Bigham of Reeds Corners; and two brothers, William Megaffee and Emory Megaffee of Canandaigua. A prayer service will be held tomorrow afternoon at 12:30 o'clock from the home of her son, Lyceum street, and a funeral service at the Baptist church at Reeds Corners at 2 o'clock with Rev. Fred T. Drewett officiating. Interment will be at Reeds Corners.



From Ontario County Times 7 December 1881

Canadice, N. Y. - James S. Putnam,
whose sickness was noticed recently, died on the 1st inst., and was buried on Saturday, the funeral being held at the M. E. Church, with services conducted by Rev. S. Mills Day, of Honeoye. Mr. Putnam was sixty-three years of age, and had been a resident of this town over forty years. He leaves a widow, who has the sympathy of her neighbors and many friends. The deceased was highly esteemed, conscientious and upright, had held the position of Commissioner of Excise and was Overseer of the Poor at the time of his death.



From Geneva Gazette 5 February 1875

Joseph C. Putnam,
an old resident of Honeoye, died very suddenly on the 23d ult.  He started from home on an errand, but before proceeding far was seized with severe pains or cramps in the stomach, sought shelter at a near neighbor's, lay down on a couch, and in a few moments passed away.  He formerly represented his town in the Board of Supervisors, and served for several years as Justice of the Peace.



From Geneva Daily Times 28 February 1902

Mrs. Mary Putnam
died yesterday at the family residence in Stanley, aged 79 years.  Mrs. Putnam fell and dislocated her hip a week ago.  A few days later she contracted pneumonia.  The deceased was born in the Town of Seneca and had lived there all her life.  She is survived by two sons, George A. Putnam, of Seneca, and C. S. Putnam of Stanley.  The funeral will take place from the house at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.  Interment will be in Number Nine cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 31 July 1908

Rushville, N. Y. -  Mrs. Maria Pybers,
aged 70 years, died at her home in Gorham on Saturday, the funeral being held from the home on Monday afternoon of this week. Rev. Dr. John McCall, of Gorham, was the officiating clergyman, the burial taking place in the Gorham cemetery. She leaves three sons and two daughters.



From Ontario County Journal 6 November 1903

Gorham, N. Y. -  Joseph Pybus
committed suicide by hanging himself from an apple tree in his orchard at an early hour on Saturday morning. His body was discovered by his daughter just after day break. It is supposed that he left the house shortly after midnight. Mr. Pybus had been a cripple from rheumatism for several years, and despondency over his condition was probably the cause of his suicide. He was 73 years of age, and well-known and respected in the community. He leaves a wife, two daughters and three sons, John Pybus of Canandaigua, Charles and Erant Pybus of Gorham.



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