"Ra" to "Rea" Obituaries



From Geneva Daily Times 22 March 1909

The funeral of John Racatore took place at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon from the undertaking rooms of Yells Brothers in Main street. A brief funeral service at which Rev. W. W. Weller officiated was held at the rooms and then the remains were taken to Glenwood Cemetery, where burial was made.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 January 1941

Horace Radcliffe,
64, of 67 Colt street, died Saturday afternoon at his home following a long illness. Surviving are his wife, Helen T.; one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Milliman; one son, Arleigh; two grandchildren, Arleigh and Ronald Hilton of Geneva The funeral was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late home with the Rev. Frank S. Hewlitt, Ovid Presbyterian minister, officiating. Interment was in Union Cemetery, Ovid. The bearers were George Franklin, Edward Carroll, Robert J. Purdy, Charles Frantz, and James McGuire.



From Ontario County Journal 19 April 1895

Honeoye, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah Ann Radley
died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jennie Peavey, in South Bristol, of consumption, on Tuesday, April 9, aged 65 years. The funeral services were held from her late residence on Thursday, the 11th, at 11:30 a.m., and at the Congregational church, Rev. Mr. Day officiating, at 1 p.m. The interment was in the Richmond cemetery, near H. H. Reed's. After the burial Mrs. Reed kindly furnished a luncheon to the family friends.



From Geneva Daily Times 16 December 1912

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -  Mrs. Evaline E. Rafter
died at her home in Clifton Springs Saturday evening. Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. William Bondenbush of Bedford, Mass. The funeral will be held from her late residence tomorrow afternoon at 1:30, Rev. V. A. Sage officiating. Burial will be in Orleans Cemetery.



From Phelps Citizen 12 December 1912

Mrs. Jas. Rafters,
a former resident of this place, died in Clifton Springs and was buried in the Orleans cemetery. She leaves her husband and one daughter.



From Ontario County Times 12 December 1888

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Timothy Ragan
died very suddenly at his home Monday forenoon. He remained at home while the other members of the family were attending a funeral, and upon their return was found dead, he evidently having died from a shock.



From Geneva Gazette 7 September 1877

The Rev. John Raines, a well-known clergyman of the M. E. Church, died in Canandaigua on the 3rd inst., in the 60th year of his age. He had suffered for several years both from mental and physical ailments. He leaves a widow and five sons--among the latter, George, Thomas and John Jr., who have attained considerable and honorable distinction in public life.



From Geneva Courier 4 June 1879

Mrs. John Raines
, of Canandaigua, died on Friday last.  Mrs. Raines was a native of Geneva, and was the eldest daughter of Capt. A. Wheeler, now of Willard Asylum.  Mrs. Schoonmaker, of Seneca Castle is her sister.  Mr. Raines studied law in Geneva, and was married here.  One of their children born in Geneva also died here, being buried from the new M. E. Parsonage, Mr. Raines father being then the Methodist pastor here.  Mrs. Raines was 89 years of age.  She was an estimable lady, and leaves many warm friends both in and out of the church with which she was connected.  She leaves a husband and a number of children.  Capt. Raines has the sincere sympathy of the many friends of the family in his bereavement.



From Ontario County Times 22 December 1875

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. D. A. Rainsford
died very suddenly last Friday morning. He went to bed the night before feeling usually well, but arose early Friday morning feeling unwell and died before medical aid could reach him. He was buried at Miller's Corners Saturday.



From Victor Herald 5 February 1904

Mrs. Mary Jane Carpenter Rainsford,
the widow of David Rainsford, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Julia Rose, Tuesday night. Her age was eighty years and five months. Mrs. Rainsford was a lifelong resident of this town and most of her life was spent on the farm on which she died. She had been ill for about a year, death resulting from a cancerous trouble. One daughter, Mrs. Rose, and a son, David P. Rainsford, of this town, survive. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the home, Rev. Margaret A. Brennen, pastor of the Universalist church, officiating. Interment in Mendon cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 6 May 1940

Arthur Ralston,
57, a veteran of the World War, died yesterday at his home, 17 Seymour street. He leaves a son, Harold Ralston, with the U. S. Army at Fort Douglass, Utah; and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Nickason and Mrs. Winfield Sawyer, Auburn.



From Geneva Daily Times 23 April 1907

The funeral of Mrs. Millie Ralston, who died Sunday night at twelve o'clock at her home on Andes avenue, will take place tomorrow at two o'clock from the house. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, rector of St. Peter's church, will officiate and interment will be in Seneca Falls. The deceased was 35 years of age and is survived by her husband, Charles E. Ralston, and three children, Fred, 15 years old; Arlene, 8 years, and a baby born Sunday; her mother, Mrs. Mary Siegfried, of Seneca Falls; a sister, Mrs. J. T. R. Clarke of Kansas City, Mo.; and one brother, Aaron Siegfried of Seneca Falls.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 August 1936

Mrs. Rose Anna Ralston,
wife of Frank E. Ralston, died early this morning at her home, 73 Andes avenue, after a very long illness. Surviving are her husband, Frank E. Ralston; two daughters, Mrs. Anna Starr of Auburn and Miss Bertha Ralston of Geneva; two sons, Frank G. Ralston of Albany and Edward Ralston of Geneva; her father, James Gregory of Cortland; three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Ralston and Mrs. Elizabeth Foley of Geneva, Mrs. Polly Byington of Sodus, and four grandchildren. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from her late residence on Andes avenue with interment in Glenwood Cemetery. The Rev. Alexander Thompson of the North Presbyterian church will officiate.



From Geneva Gazette 15 September 1882

Mrs. Charles H. Ramsey -
This estimable wife and mother passed away yesterday at noon after an illness of three short weeks, with inflammation of the bowels. She leaves, besides her sorrowing husband, four little children, the eldest only eight years of age, the youngest a babe of eight months, and the latter lying at the very threshold of the grave, afflicted with the same malady that has thus cut off the mother in the very prime of life. As a wife and mother her devotion to her children and household was the beautiful and conspicuous rule of her life, and the loss to those of her affectionate and ceaseless care is irreparable, only to be alleviated by the tender mercies of the Heavenly Father. Mrs. Ramsey passed peacefully away, in perfect resignation, when told by her attending physician, Dr. Dox, that her end was near; leaving a fragrant memory to her family and friends of the domestic virtues and personal graces which so eminently adorned her life. The funeral services will be held on Sunday next at St. Peter's Memorial Church.



From Ontario County Chronicle 28 January 1903

Manchester, N. Y. -
Wednesday morning about 6:10 o'clock the Lehigh claimed another victim, when Albert Randall, a man about 40 years of age was instantly killed by a fast passenger train known as No. 8, which was behind time and was running at the rate of seventy miles an hour. Randall was employed at the ice plant of Swift & Co., where all cars of meat that pass through this village en route to eastern points are iced. This morning word was received that a train would arrive and need icing about 6;30. Randall resides about two miles west of this village and left his home about 6 o'clock; walking on the railroad tracks. Just after entering the yard limits near the Brewster crossing, it is supposed that he left the westbound tracks to allow a freight train that was just starting for Buffalo to pass and stepped directly in front of the Lehigh morning flyer. It is not probably that Randall ever knew what happened to him, as he was thrown a distance of over one hundred feet before his body struck the ground, and at the inquest before Coroner D. A. Eiseline, it was ascertained that every bone in the man's body was broken, although his body was not cut or mangled. The engineer on the passenger train did not notice his victim until his body was seen flying through the air after being struck, as the steam from the engine on the passing freight train completely hid him from view. At the inquest the railroad company was exonorated from all blame and found the man's negligence was the cause of his death. Randall leaves a wife and one child besides a mother and several brothers and sisters.



From Ontario County Times 18 June 1879

South Bristol, N. Y. -
A solemn occasion has that of today been, and not soon to be forgotten by the people of Bristol Springs and vicinity, namely, the funeral services of Mrs. Almond Randall, who died suddenly on Friday evening last of heart disease. Mrs. R. was a woman in middle life, and the mother of six young children. Her husband, who was tenderly attached to her, is well nigh frantic with grief. He was alone with her when she died, and was in the act of carrying her out of doors, where she could breath more freely, when she expired in his arms. Very marked sympathy is manifested by all his neighbors.



From Ontario County Journal 12 October 1917

The death of Almond A. Randall occurred at his home in Bristol Springs on Sunday morning. He was born at Academy on September 2 1837, and had always lived in the vicinity. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having served with Co. C, 15th N. Y. Vol. He leaves his widow, Emma Steiner Randall; five sons, Frank and Guy Randall, of South Bristol; Morris or Canandaigua and Clarence and Ralph of Rochester; four daughters, Mrs. Lydia Fox, of South Bristol; Mrs. Minnie Packard of Batavia; Mrs. Angie Barnes of Syracuse, Mrs. Ada Derickson of Rochester; also several grandchildren. The funeral services were held in the church at South Bristol on Wednesday, Rev. A. H. McKnight officiating. Interment was to the Randall Cemetery at Covel Center.



From Ontario County Journal 12 January 1883

On Monday evening last, at about half-past seven o'clock, an elderly man was seen to fall heavily on his face on the sidewalk in front of Draper's bank, on Main street. It was thought that he had slipped on the icy walk, and he was immediately carried into Dr. Smith's drug store, where he gasped but once and expired. It was then discovered that the unfortunate man was Alpheus T. Randall. It was at first reported that he had broken his neck in falling, but this is not the fact. The cause of his fall and death was a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Randall was a mechanic, about 60 years of age. He leaves a wife and three children, Miranda Randall and Mrs. George Soden of Canandaigua, and John T. Randall, who lives in Buffalo.



From Shortsville Enterprise 2 March 1916

Mrs. Ann Randall,
an aged resident of the town of Farmington, passed away at her home in that town on Sunday morning at 1:30 o'clock following an illness of four weeks with paralysis. Her age was 92 years, 11 months and 17 days. Mrs. Randall was born at Warwickshire, England, on March 10, 1824, and became of resident of this country in 1835. She was married in March, 1852, to William Randall, who died in October, 1896. They reared ten children, all of whom are now living with the exception of one son, Albert, who was killed by a Lehigh Valley train in 1903. She leaves to her children the memory of a faithful, loving mother. She was a member of the Church of England. The survivors are Mrs. Fred Knowles, of South Solon, Ohio, (Mrs. Knowles has been prevented from being with her aged mother during her last sickness by her own serious illness); Mrs. Eliza Howland, of Manchester; Edward of Macedon; Walter and Frank of Canandaigua; Durfee, Herbert, Wilkinson and John of Farmington; also twenty-one grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the home on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock  and burial followed in South Farmington Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 2 October 1908

The death of Champlain L. Randall, a lifelong resident of Academy, occurred at the Canandaigua Hospital on Wednesday morning. Mr. Randall had suffered from a cancer for three years, and for the past eight months had been cared for at the hospital. The remains were taken back to the farm home where he was born, and where he always lived and where he will be laid to rest today in the family burying plot. Mr. Randall was 89 years of age and had never failed to vote until last year when he was too feeble to get to the polls. He was a Republican. He is survived by four children: Mrs. Betsey Knapp and Mrs. Francis Huntley of Cheshire; Mortimer J. Randall, of Bristol Springs, and Elbert H. Randall, who resides on the homestead. His wife died 12 yrs ago. The funeral will held from the home this afternoon at 1 o'clock. Rev. George F. Babbitt, pastor of the Universalist Church of Bristol, will officiate.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 May 1897

Phelps, N. Y. - Charles Randall, who suffered a stroke of paralysis about a month ago, died Thursday night. He was 57 years old and is survived by a wife and daughter. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at the Newark Presbyterian church and burial will be at Newark.



From Shortsville Enterprise 16 September 1915

Charlotte A. Jeffery,
wife of Edward H. Randall, aged 61 years, passed away Sept. 3, at 11 o'clock p.m. at the home of her daughter, after a lingering illness of nearly a year. She is survived by her husband, Edward H. Randall; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Spanganberg and Mrs. Harry Pickering, and one son, Herman Randall, all of Palmyra; also seven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Emma Herendeen of Rochester; one brother, Charles Jeffery, of Farmington; one half sister, Mrs. Thomas Relfe, and two half brothers, William and George Jeffery, all of Wisconsin. The funeral was held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Spanganberg, on Monday, Sept. 6, Rev. J. L. Cann officiating. The interment was in South Farmington cemetery. Many beautiful floral tokens were presented in her memory. The deceased was a member of the Palmyra Baptist church. She was beloved by all who knew and associated with her in the home and community.



From Ontario County Journal 18 August 1905

Bristol, N. Y. -
Residents were shocked on Sunday morning to hear of the sudden death of Edson Randall. On Saturday evening Mr. Randall seemed in his usual health. In the morning, Mrs. Randall went to call him and found him dead. Dr. McDowell was called and pronounced heart failure the cause. He had had previous attacks. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Walton officiating. The deceased was 50 years of age and is survived by his wife, one son and one daughter.



From Fairport Herald 2 October 1918

Edward H. Randall,
who had been in the Memorial hospital at Canandaigua for the past few weeks, died in that institution Saturday morning, Sept. 21, at 10:30 o'clock. He was the son of William and Anna Allen Randall and was born in a log house on the Aldrich Brown farm on February 4, 1853, and was 62 years old. His life had been passed in this town and Manchester. He, for many years, had held the office of town collector. He was united in marriage to Miss Charlotte Jeffrey, sister of Charles Jeffrey, of this village, who died in 1915. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Robert Spangenberg, of this town and Mrs. Harry Pickering, of Macedon; one son, Herman Randall, of Palmyra; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Knowles of Solon, Ohio, and Mrs. Henry Howland of Manchester; and five brothers, Frank Randall of Canandaigua, Durfee Randall of Victor, and Herbert, Wilkinson and John Randall, of this place; and seven grandchildren. The funeral was held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert Spangenberg on Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Hubbard, pastor of the Baptist church at Palmyra. Interment was made in the South Farmington cemetery.



From Naples News 1 July 1936

Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Elbert Randall
died at her home Sunday morning after a brief illness. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon with interment in the family plot near her home. She is survived by two sons and two daughters, Gordon and Dewey Randall, Mrs. Arthur Peck and Mrs. Elmer Standish; also five grandchildren, Mrs. Myron Green of Bristol Center, Doris Standish, Randall Peck, Eleanor Randall and Julia Randall.



From Ontario County Journal 12 March 1897

Academy, N. Y. - Mrs. Emma Randall,
aged 77 years and three months, died on Saturday morning, Rev. Post, of Bristol Center, conducting the funeral services at the house on Monday. Her husband, C. L. Randall, two sons and two daughters, survive her.



From Naples Record 8 February 1939

Frank C. Randall,
71, a lifelong resident of the town of South Bristol and a former justice of the peace, died early Monday morning, February 6 1939, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Travis, in Bristol Valley. Mr. Randall was born on the Academy Tract on March 12, 1867. His parents were Almond and Lucy Crandall Randall. Until he retired a few years ago, he engaged in farming. Mrs. Randall, the former Miss Katherine Brink of South Bristol, died in 1929. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. John Travis of Bristol Valley; one son, Ira C. Randall, of Bristol Springs; three sisters, Mrs. Angeline Barnes of Rochester, Mrs. Minnie Packard of Batavia, and Mrs. Lydia Fox of South Bristol; two brothers, Clarence Randall of Mendon and Maurice Randall of Holcomb; ten grandchildren. Services will be held from the home of Mrs. Travis at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. D. M. Ratcliff, of the Naples Baptist church. Burial will be made in the Academy cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 16 October 1929

Naples, N. Y. -  Mrs. Frank Randall
passed away at her home at Bristol Springs on Sunday, Oct. 13, after a long illness. Deceased was the daughter of Jerome Brink and was born in the town of Italy, N. Y., Aug. 31, 1863, and was 61 years of age. Surviving are her husband, Mr. Frank Randall; a daughter, Mrs. John Travis; a son, Ira Randall, all of Bristol Springs, N. Y. A sister, Mrs. Eunice Chute of Salem, Oregon,; and four brothers, Herbert trouble Brink, Emmett Brink, and Jerome Brink, Jr. of Salem, Oregon, and Chester Brink of Rochester, N. Y. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 2:30, the Rev. Henry Spurdle, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating and burial at the Academy Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 4 January 1905

Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Gay S. Randall,
sixty-three years old, a well-known resident of this town, died very suddenly at her home on the Palmyra road in Manchester at 1:15 yesterday morning. She was apparently in her usual health until Monday afternoon, when she was stricken with apoplexy, which caused her death. She was formerly Miss Estelle Mitchell, and was born in Bristol Center. Since her marriage she has always lived in Manchester, where her husband is a prominent business man. Mrs. Randall is survived by her husband, one son, Edson Randall, one daughter, Miss Jennie Randall, and three grandchildren, Miss Mildred Randall, Miss Cherrie Randall, and Courtney Randall. The funeral will be held from the Randall homestead tomorrow afternoon. Burial Brookside Cemetery



From Geneva Daily Times 28 December 1906

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Yesterday morning about 8 o'clock occurred the death of George Thomas Randall, of Chapin street, a long time and well-known citizen, who had been struggling against the ravages of pneumonia for about a week past. Mr. Randall, who was born in England about fifty-nine years ago, came to this country early in life, his parents settling at East Bloomfield, and he lived there for many years, pursuing the vocation of a farmer. About seventeen years ago he came to Canandaigua and has since resided here. For about eight years he was sexton of the village cemeteries. Mr. Randall was married in 1874 to Marietta Cox, who survives him, with two daughters, Mrs. Charles Moyer, of Shortsville, and Mrs. Albert Manley of Erie, Pa., and three grandchildren, Dorothy A. Moyer, Kenneth Randall Moyer and Virginia Manley.

Mr. Randall was a member of the Maccabees, and also belonged to the Congregational church. He was highly respected by a large circle of friends in Canandaigua and vicinity, who will grieve to learn of his death and who extend hearty sympathy to his family. Although Mr. Randall had for so many years been caretaker at the old village cemetery, burial is at Woodlawn.



From Fairport Herald 28 February 1917

Farmington, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Hannah Dyer Randall occurred last week Tuesday morning about six o'clock in the home of Mrs. Minnie Simmons of Canandaigua, with whom she had resided since last August. Mrs. Randall was born in England on July 5, 1840, and was 76 years of age. In 1850, when 10 years old, she, with a large number of the Randall family, came to this country and settled in this town where she had continued to reside until last fall, when she went to Canandaigua. Mrs. Randall is survived by three sons, Orin J. Randall, Edward T. Randall, and Harry D. Randall; and two grandchildren, Margaret and Leon Romber, children of a daughter, now deceased, all of this town. The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon of last week at 2 o'clock from the South Farmington chapel. Interment was made in Brookside cemetery, Shortsville.



From Ontario County Chronicle 17 September 1902

Manchester, N. Y. - Herbert G. Randall
died at his home on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, aged 38 years, 18 days. The deceased returned from Cleveland on Monday suffering from typhoid fever, which caused his death. Mr. Randall was a general favorite among his many acquaintances, his genial good nature and unselfish disposition being admired by all. He is survived by a wife and three children, besides his parents, brothers and sister, all residents of this place.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 28 June 1938

Manchester, N. Y. -  Herbert W. Randall,
70, died in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Sidney Matthews, in Farmington, Sunday. He was born in Farmington October 10, 1867, and married Ida Pardee Feb. 23, 1893. His survivors are his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Sidney Matthews, Farmington, and Mrs. Lionel Schultz, Rochester; a brother, John, Farmington; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. tomorrow in the South Farmington Chapel, with burial in South Farmington cemetery.



From Shortsville Enterprise 13 August 1914

The death of James Randall, one of the best-known residents of Farmington, occurred at his home in that township last week Tuesday afternoon, resulting from a stroke of paralysis. He had been ill for about two weeks. His age was 85 years. James Randall was born in England during the year of 1829 and came to make his home in the United States in 1851. His wife was formerly Miss Hannah Dyer, with whom he was united about 55 years ago. Beside his wife, he leaves three sons, Orrin J. Randall and Edward T. Randall, of Farmington, and Harry D. Randall of Victor; also eleven grandchildren. The funeral obsequies were held from his late home on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Reuben Payne, of South Farmington Chapel, officiating. The interment was made in Brookside Cemetery in this village.



From Geneva Daily Times 28 September 1903

Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Margaret Randall
died Friday evening at her residence on Sheldon street, aged seventy-two years. Mrs. Randall had been troubled with heart disease for some time. She was born in Orange county, N. Y., her maiden name being Rednar. She was married to William Randall on the 10th of October, 1852. They resided in this county until 1864, when they moved to Michigan, coming back to this place a year ago. Her husband, one son, Charles, and one daughter, Mrs. Horace Allen, both of this place, survive her.



From Ontario County Journal 29 May 1914

Rushville, N. Y. - 
As Edward Jaqua was driving to the village from his farm east of here, about 6 o'clock on Thursday night, near the old Lazerus place, he saw a man lying by the roadside, which upon investigation proved to be the dead body of Myron Randall, a neighbor. Coroner Dr. F. M. Chaffee, of Middlesex, was summoned and an inquest was held before the body was removed to his home, which is about a mile of the Lazerus farm. The verdict was death from heart failure and it was thought that he had died only a few moments before the body was discovered. Mr. Randall had been to the village during the afternoon and was walking home, carrying a few parcels which had purchased here. He was one of four children of Purdy and Betsey Randall and was born 68 years ago. He had always lived in this community. Forty-two years ago he married Mary Hoose and five children were born to this union. The funeral services will be held from the residence this afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. Bruce Pearce, of the Gorham Methodist church, officiating. He is survived by his wife, three sons, William of Ovid, Mich.; John and Charles of Rushville; a daughter, Mrs. Louise Swartout of Stanley; and two brothers, Purdy D. of Chicago, and Ira Randall of Rushville.



From Ontario County Journal 8 April 1887

Bristol, N. Y. - Mr. Norman Randall, died Thursday at his home in the southern part of the town, aged 63 years, and was buried at Bristol Centre, Saturday.

From Ontario County Times 20 April 1887

Bristol Centre, N. Y. - Another old resident has bone, N. W. Randall departed this life March 31st, aged 63 years. Mr. Randall has been a resident of Bristol for many years. His funeral was largely attended by relatives and friends, many from out-of-town. The funeral was at the church and was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Wheelock, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Day of Honeoye. The services were most impressive and solemn. The family have the sympathy of many friends in this their hour of trouble. Mr. Randall will be greatly missed as he was foremost in every good work. He will be especially missed in the church and Sunday school. He died as he had lived -- a good man. It seems very sad to lay away one who is needed so much, but God's ways are not our ways.



From Shortsville Enterprise 9 March 1938

Orin James Randall,
aged 65, entered into rest at his home in Farmington on Friday evening, March 4, following an illness of several weeks. Besides his wife, Vera, a son, Earl, and a daughter, Dorothy, of Farmington; a daughter, Sibyl of Rochester; and a brother, Harvey Randall of Farmington, survive. Altho a quiet, home-loving man, Mr. Randall will be missed by man. Funeral services were held from the home on Monday afternoon with burial at South Farmington Chapel cemetery. Rev. L. L. Swarthout, pastor of the Manchester Baptist church, officiated.



From Shortsville Enterprise 19 October 1916

The death of Walter Randall, a well-known farmer in this section, occurred at his home on the Latting road, southwest of this village, on Tuesday morning at 4 o'clock. His age was 61 years. Walter Randall was a native of the township of Farmington and a son of the late William and Ann Randall. He had always lived in this section and for the past 14 years had occupied the farm where he died. On December 14, 1883, he was married to Miss Lovisa Morris. The survivors are his wife; six daughters, Mrs. Ray Newkirk and Mrs. Charles Brown of Canandaigua; Mrs. Edward Potter of Farmington, and the Misses Lula, Hilda, and Ruth Randall, who live at home; six brothers, Edward Randall of Palmyra; Bert, John and Wilkinson Randall of Manchester; Frank Randall of Canandaigua; and Durfee Randall of Victor; two sisters, Mrs. Henry H. Howland of Manchester, and Mrs. Fred W. Knowles of South Solon, Ohio. The funeral obsequies will be held from the family home on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Walter D. St. John, pastor of the Manchester Baptist church.



From Shortsville Enterprise 14 January 1915

William O. Randall,
a former resident on the Lewis farm, just south of the village, and well-known to many of our villagers, died suddenly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Horace Allen, in Canandaigua, last Thursday afternoon, aged 88 years. He had been attending a picture theatre and was suddenly stricken ill while there. He immediately left for his daughter's home and was dead within 15 minutes after reaching there. Acute indigestion was the cause of his demise. Mr. Randall was born in Bristol on the 7th of April, 1827. Aside from 30 years passed in the state of Michigan, he had always resided in this county. He made his home on the Lewis farm for 14 years, and during October, 1913, left with his daughter to reside at Canandaigua. Beside Mrs. Allen, he leaves a son, Charles O. Randall, of Canandaigua; a sister, Mrs. E. E. Gardner, of South Bristol, and two brothers, G. S. Randall of Canandaigua, and Almon Randall of Bristol Springs. The funeral services were held from the Allen home on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. D. H. MacKenzie of the First Presbyterian church, of this place. The interment followed in Brookside cemetery in this village.



From Ontario County Journal 8 November 1912

Gorham, N. Y. - 
On Oct. 23, occurred the death of Mrs. Samuel Randolph at her home south of the village. Had she lived until Dec. 20, she would have been 72 years of age. Besides her husband, who is in feeble health, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Sarah Martin of Academy and Miss Gertrude Randolph of Geneva; one son, William of Rochester; and one grandson and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Randolph's illness was of short duration, death coming after 24 hours of intense suffering from what is said to be ptomaine poisoning. She was a woman loved by all; her religious life was one of extraordinary saintliness; her delight was to do good to all; the Bible was her constant companion and inspiration. Her sudden death has been a shock to the family who are prostrated by it. Mrs. Randolph had been in her usual health until the night before her death, when she was stricken down. Funeral services were held at the house on Saturday, Rev. Bruce E. Pierce officiating. Burial was in the village cemetery.



From Clifton Springs Press 2 October 1913

Mrs. Catharine A. Rankine,
widow of James Rankine, died at her home, one and one-half miles south of Clifton Springs on September 25, death being due to Bright's disease. She had been in poor health about five years. For many years she was a faithful and active member of the Baptist church, having been converted at Salisbury at the age of 19 years, and remained a a member for seven years, when she took her letter to Little Falls. In 1879 she, with her husband and family, moved to Orleans, where she took her letter, and was a member until the church was built at Clifton Springs, twenty-five years ago. She was born at Little Falls, October 15, 1829, and was the daughter of James and Elizabeth Hakes. She was married to James Rankine at Little Falls, on December 27, 1849. She had resided at her home forty-one years. Her husband died in November, 1888. She is survived by two daughter, Mrs. R. D. Grimsley, who lived with her, and Mrs. L. P. Stauring, of Newark; also four grandsons, W. R. Stauring of Phelps; O. J. Stauring of Rolfe, Nebraska; V. L. Stauring of Newark; and Frank Grimsley of Clifton Springs. The funeral services were held at her late home on Sunday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, the Rev. S. M. Newland officiating. Burial was made in Clifton Springs cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 25 November 1910

On Tuesday morning occurred the death of Mrs. Fannie Meek Rankine, wife of the late Rev. James Rankine, D. D., for many years rector of St. Peter's church in Geneva. Her age was 81 years. Death was due to heart disease. Mrs. Rankine is survived by three sons, Richard L. of Middletown, Conn.; DeLancey of Niagara Falls; and Harold S. Rankine of Buffalo; and two brothers, William C. Meek of Geneva and Richard L. Meek of Brooklyn. The funeral services will take place from St. Peter's Memorial church this morning and interment will be in West avenue cemetery here at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon.



From Geneva Daily Times 17 September 1908

Canandaigua, N. Y. -
A great shock was given the citizens of  Canandaigua yesterday afternoon, when it became known that George Rankine, one of the best known musicians in Western New York, who for over fifteen years has held the position as organist of the Canandaigua Congregational church, had committed suicide in the basement of the church by hanging. The affair was ll the more horrible from the fact that the rash act was committed about five days ago, and the body had been swinging from the rafters in the basement all that time, and services were held in the church Sunday morning and evening as usual, the congregation little dreaming of the ghastly fact that a corpse was swinging beneath their feet. Mr. Rankine had stated on Friday that he was going to the church to tune the organ, and that was the last seen of him. As he had no family, he was not missed for a couple of days and when he was, his friends and relatives were supposed that he had gone on an automobile trip. This fact had apparent confirmation because he had sent word to Miss Louise Newman telling her that he was going away and requesting her to officiate in his stead at the organ on Sunday. Finally, as he did not return, a search was instituted and the police department was notified.

Chief of Police H. C. Beeman, learning that when last seen he had secured the church keys to fix the organ, went to the church to see if any trace of him there could be found. There was some suspicion that he might have taken his life as he had been subject to fits of despondency of late and had talked of going to a sanitarium for his health. The search therefore was most thorough. Mr. Beeman found the body swinging just over the boiler pit. Mr. Rankine had taken a window cord and stepping on a chair secured it around a beam. Then kicking away the chair he swung over the pit. Coroner F. P. Warner was called and will render a verdict of death from strangulation as a result of hanging while suffering from melancholia. The body was removed to the Kennedy undertaking rooms. Mr. Rankine was a member of one of Canandaigua's oldest and most highly respected families, being almost the last descendant. He was unmarried but leaves a sister, Mrs. Robert T. Wilson of Summit, N. J. He also leaves a number of uncles and aunts. The only near relative living in Canandaigua is his aunt, Mrs. A. G. Coleman.

The father was John Rankine, a brother of Rev. James Rankine, deceased, of Geneva. His mother, Mrs. Julia Wilson Rankine, died seven years ago. Mr. Rankine was a talented pianist and organist, and had gained considerable celebrity as a composer. He was a man of genial and courteous nature and had many friends throughout this section. His age was about 50 years.



From Geneva Gazette 1 February 1901

Obituary - James Lionel Rankine
died at the home of his mother, Mrs. James R. Rankine, in William street, at 2:20 o'clock yesterday afternoon, aged 51 years.  He had been in poor health for some time and his death was not unexpected. Deceased was born Dec. 26, 1859, in Owego.  He was well known here and highly respected by all those who had the good fortune of his acquaintance.  A wife, three children, his mother and four brothers, William, Richard, DeLancey and Harold, survive.  The sympathy of a wide circle of friends is extended to the bereaved family.

The funeral will take place from St. Peter's church at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon.  Interment will be in Canandaigua, the burial place of his revered father, the late Rev. Dr. James R. Rankine.

A week later the newspaper printed a correction to his age; it was 42 years.



From Geneva Gazette 3 December 1880

Mr. John Rankine,
a well-known and prominent citizen of Canandaigua, died very suddenly in that village on Friday evening last. He was about as usual on Wednesday and Thursday, but on Friday, about one o'clock in the afternoon, he was stricken with apoplexy and died at 11 o'clock at night. Mr. Rankine was known all over the county of Ontario, having held many important trusts as trustee of estates. Indeed, he was to have appeared before the surrogate of said county on the afternoon in which he was stricken down, to attend the final accounting of an estate of which he was trustee. He was a man of large physique and commanding presence; and had for many years enjoyed the esteem and respect of all who knew him. He leaves a wife and two children; a daughter, Mrs. Wilson, residing in New Jersey; and a son living at home in Canandaigua. He was an older brother of Rev. Dr. Rankine, rector of St. Peter's Church, Geneva. The latter, while returning from the funeral of one of his parishioners, received a telegram announcing the alarming illness of his beloved brother, and hastening by first train to Canandaigua, was enabled to be at his bedside in his dying hours.



From Ontario County Chronicle 10 April 1901

Mrs. Julia G. Rankine, widow of the late John Rankine, died at her home in upper Main street, in this village at an early hour yesterday morning. The deceased was a daughter of the late Jared Willson. She is survived by one son, George W. Rankine, of Canandaigua; a daughter, Mrs. Robert P. Willson of Vineland, N. J.; a sister, Mrs. Clara G. Coleman of Canandaigua; and one brother, Mark Sibley Willson of California. The funeral will be held from the family residence Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.



From Phelps Citizen 25 September 1913

Mrs. C. A. Rankins
died at half-past two o'clock this morning at her home one and one-half miles south of Clifton Springs. She was born in Herkimer county 54 years ago and came to this town to reside 40 years ago, settling on a farm in the southwest part of the town where she contiued to reside until the time of her death. Her husband, James Rankins, died 25 years ago. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Richard Grimsley, who resides at home, and Mrs. L. P. Stauring of Newark; also four grandsons, one of whom, William R. Stauring, resides in this village. Interment will be made in the Clifton Springs cemetery.



From Ontario County Chronicle 25 September 1901

A. F. Ranney, a prosperous farmer, living two miles west of Phelps, died yesterday morning, of a complication of diseases. He was for more than sixty years a resident of the town, and was in his 80th year. He is survived by a wife, four sons and one daughter, Mrs. Hamilton McBurney, of Phelps.



From Ontario County Journal 13 April 1917

The death of Mrs. Margaret Ranney, aged 91 years, widow of Robert Ranney, occurred at her home four miles southwest of Canandaigua, on Sunday, following a week's illness with heart trouble. Deceased was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and came to this country when very young. Her husband died nine years ago. She leaves two sons, John Ranney, Rochester, and William J. Ranney of Canandaigua; two daughters, Mrs. Abner Smith and Mrs. William Pritchard of Canandaigua; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Rev Guy L. Morrill officiated at the funeral services on Wednesday afternoon. Interment was in Woodlawn cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 5 January 1900

Mrs. Anne M. Rannie
died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Alexander Grieve, Chapin street, on Saturday, after an illness of ten weeks. Mrs. Rannie was born in Devonshire, England, 84 years ago. She had been in this country about 33 years. Two daughters survive her. Mrs. Alexander Grieve and Mrs. W. M. Smith, Gorham street. The funeral was held from the Grieve home on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The services were conducted by Rev. John Q. Adams.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 May 1904

Phelps, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. Antonette C. Ranney was held from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Cline, yesterday afternoon, Rev. E. L. Waldorf of the M. E. church officiating. Mrs. Ranney was seventy-one years of age and had been a life-long resident of Phelps.



From Geneva Daily Times 29 April 1907

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Robert Ranney, a prominent farmer residing about five miles north of the village of Canandaigua, died Friday of a complication of troubles, from which he had suffered two or three weeks. He was aged 77 years. He leaves a wife, two sons, William J. Ranney of Canandaigua, and John Ranney of Rochester; and two daughters, Mrs. William Pritchard and Mrs. A. Smith of Canandaigua. Two sisters also survive, Mrs. Robert Johnson of Chapinville and Mrs. Ralph Petrie of Rochester.



From Victor Herald 1 August 1910

James Ransom,
one of Victor's best-known residents, died at 8:30 o'clock on Friday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harris B. Rowley, on East Main street, with whom he had resided for the past few years. Mr. Ransom was the son-in-law of the late John Henry and Margaret Snyder Ransom, and was born at Saugerties, Ulster county, on September 18, 1855. He came to this part of the state when a young boy, and for a time resided at Pittsford before coming to this town. He retired from active work as a farmer some years ago. His wife died several years ago. Mr. Ransom was a liberal supporter of the Presbyterian church. He leaves two daughters and three sons: Mrs. William J. Mann, Mrs. Harris B. Rowley, both of this town; William of East Rochester, George of Buffalo, and Raymond Ransom of Macedon. There are ten grandchildren. There also survive three sisters and one brother: Mrs. Thomas Johnson of Woodstock, N. Y., Mrs. Wilber Howland of this town, Mrs. M. Knickerbocker of Pittsford, and Charles Ransom of East Rochester.



From Ontario County Journal 11 December 1896

Victor, N. Y. -  Mrs. James Ransom
died suddenly at her home in this town on Friday morning, aged 58 years. She had not felt well during the night and arose very early and putting on a wrapper, lay down on the couch and complained of a severe pain in the region of the heart. Her husband gave her some simple remedy, and for a few moments she seemed to rally, but this was followed by an entire collapse and she passed away very quickly. Dr. Mead was summoned and pronounced the cause heart disease. She leaves her husband, James Ransom, four sons, Wm. B., Ray, and Allen Ransom of this town; and George of Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Mann and Miss Eva Ransom, of Rochester. The funeral was held at the house Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. H. F. Ellinwood officiating.



From Ontario County Times 22 August 1877

Victor, N. Y. - Mr. John H. Ransom,
one of our most respected citizens, died at his residence in this town on Friday night. Mr. R. came to this place from the town of Pittsford some ten or twelve years ago. He will be greatly missed in this community. The funeral was held at the house on Sunday, the Rev. Mr. Ennis officiating.



From Ontario County Chronicle 7 November 1900

Victor, N. Y. - John Ransom died last Wednesday evening at the home of his brother, James Ransom, of consumption, after an illness of several months. Deceased was 48 years of age and leaves a wife and two children. He was by profession a locomotive engineer.



From Ontario County Journal 19 January 1917

The death of Mrs. Alvira Rarrick, aged 73 years, occurred at the home of her son, Frank Rarrick, Gorham street, on Tuesday. The funeral services were held at the home yesterday afternoon with Rev. George E. Finlay officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn.



From Naples Record 31 January 1884

Another one of the older inhabitants of our town and one of its most worthy citizens has gone. Joseph Rathbon died at his home in Hunt's Hollow on Thursday night, January 24, 1884, aged 82 years. For several years he has been crippled with rheumatism and had been confined to the house, getting about a little by the use of two canes. Mr. Rathbon came to this town forty years ago, from Alleghany county. His wife was a Miss French, sister of Joseph and James. All who knew the deceased, speak highly of his virtues. He had no enemies. Three children survive him, one son and two daughters. He was a member of the Baptist church of this village and when in good health  was a regular attendant upon its services. His pastor, Rev. Mr. Cummins, officiated at the funeral, which was held at the school-house in Hunt's Hollow at 2 p.m. on Sunday last, and the burial was in the Hunt's Hollow Cemetery.



From Naples Record 16 January 1875

On Thursday, Mrs. Sally Rathbone, wife of Joseph Rathbone, died very suddenly at her residence, at the head of Hunts Hollow. Mr. Rathbone, while in the next room, heard her fall and upon his entrance found her dead; apoplexy is the supposed cause. She was a worthy lady, 68 years old, and leaves many relatives. The funeral takes place this day at 1 p.m. from the Hunt Hollow school house.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 23 May 1917

Naples, N. Y., May 22 -
At an early hour this morning occurred the death of Henry Rathbun, at his home, a little distance from this village. He was the son of Joseph and Sally French Rathbun; was born in Naples in 1843, and had always lived here. He married Marion Lydiard, who with one daughter, Miss Rose Rathbun, survives him. Funeral services on Saturday at 11 o'clock, attended by Rev. C. C. Penfold.



From Naples News 20 May 1925

Mrs. Marion Rathbun
died at her in Hunts Hollow Tuesday afternoon at the advanced age of 85 years. She is survived by her daughter, Miss Irene Rathbun, with whom she lived.



From Victor Herald 29 July 1904

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - John Rawlins, Jr.,
died at his home near West Bloomfield Saturday morning, July 23rd, at the age of twenty-one years. Death followed an operation for appendicitis performed Thursday. The deceased was a very popular young man, and his untimely death is regretted by a wide circle of friends. Surviving members of the family are his father and mother, three sisters, Mrs. Daniel Menihan, Mrs. Thomas Powers of Honeoye, and Miss Katie; and one brother, William, the two latter residing at home. Funeral at St. Joseph's church, West Bloomfield, Monday morning at ten o'clock, Rev. Fr. Fitzsimmons officiating.



From Ontario County Times 26 March 1879

Victor, N. Y. - Mr. Charles H. Rawson
died at his home in this place on Sunday morning after a long sickness. Mr. Rawson was a young man who was loved and respected by all; his character was above reproach. Deceased leaves a wife and two children to mourn his loss. The stricken family have the sympathy of the entire community in their great bereavement.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 20 May 1910

Victor, May 19 - Mrs. Mary Eliza Hall Rawson,
widow of the late A. Porter Rawson, one of Victor's oldest residents, died late Wednesday afternoon at her home on High street. She has been ill for the past three months, and had not been able to leave her home since twelve years ago, when she fell and broke her hip. The deceased was born at Sudbury, Vermont, February 11, 1821. She leaves Mary, the widow of George Searle; Miss Emma Rawson, who lived with her mother, and Mrs. Herman Boughton, daughters, all of this town; also one sister and two brothers, Mrs. Eliza M. Stebbins, of Seattle, Wash., and Henry and Charles Hall, both of Battle Creek. The brother, Henry, was the first white child born in Battle Creek. The pastor of the Presbyterian church, Rev. Frank W. Hill, will have charge of the funeral service, which will be held Saturday afternoon.



From Ontario County Times 10 January 1877

Victor, N. Y. - Mr. Norman Rawson,
an old resident of this place, a brother of our well-known townsman, Mr. A. P. Rawson, died in Michigan one day last week. The remains were brought here for burial on Thursday.



From Geneva Gazette 17 December 1869

Charles W. Ray
of Phelps, who was injured on the 29th ult. by the falling of a large pile of lumber upon him, crushing his poor body out of all shape, lingered in dreadful agony till Wednesday, Dec. 8th, when death put an end to his sufferings.  He was an intelligent, sober and industrious mechanic, universally esteemed by his neighbors.  He leaves a widow to mourn her untimely bereavement.



From Geneva Daily Times 6 January 1930

John K. Ray,
aged 76, of 10 Washington street, died last night after a long illness. Besides his widow, Mrs. Jennie Ray, he is survived by two sons, John E. Ray of Geneva, and William T. Ray of Palmyra; two daughters, Mrs. Fred Coates and Mrs. Ethel Evans, both of Geneva; one brother, Joseph Ray of Palmyra; a niece, Mrs. Dan Quinn of Alexandria Bay; and several grandchildren. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon from his late home, with F. M. Weston of the First Presbyterian church officiating. Interment will be at Palmyra.



From Ontario County Journal 27 August 1909

Honeoye, N. Y. - John P. Ray
died at his home one half mile south of Allens Hill on Saturday morning, after a lingering illness, in the 69th year of his age. The funeral was held from his late home on Monday at 1 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Burns, former pastor of Honeoye Congregational church, of which Mr. Ray was a member, and who was visiting here, officiating. The remains were taken to Livonia station for interment. After moving here from his home farm in the western part of the town a few years ago, he became a consistent attendant and faithful worker in the Methodist church and Sunday school, holding the office of superintendent and his loss is deeply felt. He was a member of the Epworth League and of the board of education, and was a conscientious, kindly, sympathetic Christian man, to whom no one in trouble ever appealed in vain. The floral offerings were beautiful.

Those surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Clayton Stone, of Livonia, and one son, Fred Ray of Cleveland, and one brother, George Ray of Lima. Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Case of Interlaken; Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Case of Albany; Frank Case, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ray of Cleveland; Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Stone of Livonia, Mr. and Mrs. George Ray of Lima, came to attend the funeral. Mr. Ray was known throughout the county as a successful wool grower, and his sheep furnished the wool out of which a suit of clothes presented by Mr. Ray to former President McKinley was made.



From Naples Record 18 January 1873

Honeoye - Mrs. John P. Ray,
daughter of P. P. Barnard, died very suddenly after but five days sickness.



From Ontario County Gazette 18 August 1882

Our readers will be pained to learn that Mrs. John P. Ray died at her home in Honeoye on Thursday morning of last week, at the age of 35 years. Her health had been gradually failing for the past year or more, but it was thought she was improving, therefore the blow came with suddenness. She was the daughter of Noah Ashley, and a sister of Mrs. John A. Reed. The funeral was held on Saturday at the house, the Revs. Millham and Day officiating. Mrs. Ray was a very estimable lady, and the entire community sympathize with the bereaved husband. Livonia Gazette



From Ontario County Journal 30 November 1888

Bristol, N. Y. - Mrs. Lydia Ann Ray,
mother of the well-known wool growers, Ray Brothers, of Richmond, died at the residence of her son, John P., on Sunday, Nov. 18, aged 73 years.



From Geneva Gazette 1 September 1893

Drowned in the Lake -
Last Sunday morning quite early a colored man named Moses S. Ray, (residence Pulteney st. near William) was drowned in Seneca Lake near the old Long Pier.  Donald McIntosh, from his position in a small boat not over 50 feet distant, saw Ray disrobe down to his undershirt and stockings, and descend to the water's edge gradually by a hand below hand movement.  He took one souse and then crawled up on the pier.  Mr. Chas. Furman was another party who saw this proceeding.  Meantime, McIntosh was pulling shoreward, and for a moment or two his eyes were diverted from the colored man.  He and Furman proceeded to the spot, and distinctly saw the man's body lying on the bottom. Assuming that he was already dead they thought it their first duty to notify the Coroner.  Master Charley Parker was in sight and he was sent in hot haste for that officer.  Meantime McIntosh and Furman grappled for the body and soon brought it to the surface.  Life was evidently extinct so no effort was made at resuscitation.

Ray leaves an invalid wife and three children.  It is not positively known whether the drowning resulted from suicide or accident of cramps. Coroner Wright empaneled a jury, who, after listening to the evidence, rendered a verdict simply that death resulted from drowning.



From Ontario County Journal 19 September 1890

Richmond, N. Y. - Saturday, the 13th inst., after years of suffering, borne with the greatest degree of patience, occurred the death of Wesley Ray, of Honeoye, aged 47 years. The funeral services were held in the Congregational church at three o'clock Monday p.m., Rev. Mr. Chase of Rochester, officiating, preaching a most comforting sermon from Ps. 23; 4. A feeling of universal sorrow pervades the entire community, as was evidence by the attendance from all parts of the town. The floral tributes were profuse and beautiful in appropriateness.



From The Holley Standard 5 February 1931

We read with deep regret of the death of one of our former townspeople, William Rayburn of East Bloomfield, who died at the home of his youngest son, Earl Rayburn, last week Monday, after a lingering illness of several months. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon, January 28, 1931, at the home of his son Floyd Rayburn. Mr. Rayburn was well known here as he and his family owned and ran a general grocery store and post office here for a number of years and lived in the vicinity till they moved to East Bloomfield a few years ago. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Floyd and Earl and three daughters, Maud, Emma and Nellie, all of East Bloomfield, also several grandchildren, three brothers, George, Edward and James Rayburn of the Redman Road and several nieces and cousins.



From Ontario County Journal 27 April 1917

The death of Alvin V. D. Raymer, son of Orson Raymer, of North Gorham, occurred suddenly in Geneva on April 9. The deceased was born in Gorham on June 25,1880, where he continued to reside until his marriage in 1906, since which time his home has been in Geneva. Mr. Raymer had recently placed his name upon the list with those in Geneva ready to go forth in defense of their country. The deceased is survived by his wife, Ruth A. Raymer; three children, Rupert A., Adrian H. and Ivan W. of Geneva; his father, Orson M. Raymer, and one brother, Henry W. Raymer, of Gorham. The funeral was held from his late home in Geneva, and burial was in Hill Crest at Gorham.



From Geneva Daily Times 20 March 1908

Mrs. Helen W. Raymer,
aged 64, died this morning at 1 o'clock at her home in the town of Gorham. She is survived by her husband, O. M. Raymer, and two sons. The funeral will take place Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Rev. Willard O. Bodell, pastor of the Universalist church of this city, will officiate, and interment will be made in the cemetery at Gorham.



From Phelps Citizen November 1933

Orson Raymer,
91, a former resident of Phelps, died Sunday night at the home of his son, Henry Raymer, at Gorham. He leaves, besides his son, Henry, 3 sisters, Mrs. Sarah Gurley of Hamilton, Mo., and the Misses Emily and Frances Raymer of Phelps; 3 grandchildren and several nephews. The funeral was held yesterday from the home of his son at 2:30 with burial in Gorham cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 27March 1908

Stanley, N. Y. - Mrs. Orson Raymer
died suddenly at her home near this village on Friday. The deceased was taken very ill about 10 o'clock on Thursday night and died at 1 o'clock on Friday morning, the immediate cause of death being a stroke of paralysis. She had been a resident here for many years. The funeral services were held from her home on Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock. The interment was in Gorham cemetery. A husband and two sons, Henry and Alvin, survive.



From Ontario County Journal 13 August 1897

Phelps, N. Y. - Peter S. Raymer,
a prominent citizen and an old resident of this town, died of cancer of the stomach last week Thursday after quite a long illness, aged 75 years. The funeral services were held last Sunday. Three sons survive.



From Clifton Springs Press 6 June 1918

Mrs. Dorlesen Raymond,
widow of George Raymond, died at her home in this village Friday morning. She had been ill for a long time. Two daughters, Mrs. E. J. Knauss and Miss Hattie Raymond survive her. Mrs. Raymond was born in Seneca county in June, 1838, she therefore lacked only a few days of being 80 years of age. She leaves a host of friends who will sympathize with her two daughters in their loss. The funeral was held at her late home Monday afternoon, Rev. P. H. Riegel of Geneva, a former pastor, officiating. Burial was made in Clifton Springs cemetery.



From Naples Record 3 January 1917

On Wednesday evening, December 27, 1916, at the home of her son, John Walker, occurred the sudden death of Mrs. Elizabeth Raymond, aged 85 years. Since the death of her husband, she had made her home with her son. The funeral was held Saturday at 1 p.m. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Baptist Hill.




From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 11 April 1930

Phelps, April 10 -
Evidently despondent because of ill health, Fred A. Raymond, 63, a blacksmith, ended his life with a rifle this afternoon while alone at his home in Pleasant Street. His body was found reclining in a rocking chair drawn up beside the kitchen stove shortly before 6 o'clock by his son-in-law, Emil Dhalle, when he returned from work. Mr. Raymond was last seen alive a little after 3 o'clock by his daughter, Mrs. Dhalle, at which time she left the home for a visit with a relative. Dr. J. H. Haslett of Phelps and Coroner L. P. Conley of Clifton Springs were called. Mr. Raymond evidently had placed the muzzle of the gun against his stomach and operated the trigger with his foot. The bullet passed through his body and lodged in a suit of underwear that hung on the back of the chair in which he was sitting. The physicians believe he died instantly.

Mr. Raymond, who had been a resident of Phelps for the past 40 years, was born at Horigan, N. Y. He had been in failing health for a long time. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. John Dolzy and Mrs. Earl Dawson of Shortsville, and Mrs. Emil Dhalle of Phelps; two sons, Clarence and Leonard Raymond of Phelps; two sisters, Mrs. George Sprague of Warrensburg and Mrs. Myron Lomb of Bolton Landing; and two brothers, Archibald Raymond of Randall and Frank Raymond of Horigan.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 19 April 1924

Phelps, N. Y., April 18 - Mrs. Fred Raymond,
of Phelps, died yesterday morning at the Municipal Hospital in Rochester from quinsy and tonsillitis. She leaves her husband; a daughter, Ruth, of Phelps; a son, Learnard Raymond of Rochester; her father, R. S. Wright of Phelps; two sisters, Mrs. W. A. Jackson of Geneva and Mrs. Carl Barbeck of Rochester; and a brother, Charles C. Wright of North East, Pa. The body was brought to Phelps yesterday afternoon.



From Geneva Daily Times 25 July 1907

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - At his late residence on LaDue avenue in this village yesterday afternoon occurred the death of an old and respected citizen, George Raymond. Mr. Raymond was born in Geneva 77 years ago. On August 10, 1862, he enlisted in the Forty-fourth Regiment of New York State Volunteers, and saw three years of active service. He was wounded on the head at the battle of Fredericksburg, and in the leg at the battle of Chancellorsville. He served also in the following famous battles: Antietam, Gettysburg, Rappahannock, Spottsylvania, Wilderness, Cold Harbor and Petersburg. Mr. Raymond was captured by the Confederates five days before the end of the war, and was discharged at Annapolis as a paroled prisoner. Of four men who clung together during the way, Mr. Raymond was the only one to return. These men all enlisted at Italy Hill in Yates county. Mr. Raymond was a member of Gordon Granger Post No. 7, G. A. R., of this village. He was married in a log house at Macon, Mich., February 3, 1855. In 1873 Mr. and Mrs. Raymond moved to Clifton Springs, which place has since been their home. At this time, Mr. Raymond was engaged in carpenter work. He built the first two houses on Pleasant street, one for W. D. Atchley and the other for D. M. Wells. For several years previous to 1900, he was janitor at the schoolhouse, since which time he and Mrs. Raymond have been very successful florists. On February 3, 1905, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage at which were present the Gordon Granger Post and Women's Relief Corps (of which they were active and honored members), relatives and friends. Mr. Raymond is survived by  his wife, and two children, Mrs. Edward Knauss of Clifton Springs, and Miss Hattie Raymond of New York City; two grandchildren, Raymond Knauss of Boston, Mass., and Joseph Knauss of Clifton Springs. One son, Leman Raymond, died about fourteen years ago.



From Ontario County Journal 5 January 1917

Bristol Valley, N. Y. -
On Dec. 27, at the home of her son, John Walker, occurred the death of Jane Elizabeth Raymond. She had been in her usual health until after retiring, when she was stricken with apoplexy. It came very suddenly and perhaps was due in a way to the death of a brother, which occurred on the previous morning. The news was too great a shock for her advanced years. Mrs. Raymond was next to the oldest of a family of seven children born to David and Phoebe Whitmarsh; her brother, Rufus Whitmarsh, who died on Tuesday, was next to the youngest. Mrs. Raymond was born in Bristol in1831 and except for 30 years spent in Canandaigua, had always lived in this town. Mrs. Raymond was twice married, her first marriage being to Hiram Walker, of Rhode Island, in 1858. One child was born to this union, John Walker, with whom she resided. The second marriage was to William Raymond, of Canandaigua, who died some years ago. Mrs. Raymond was a Christian woman, gentle and loved by all. She leaves to mourn her loss her son and five grandchildren; also a sister, Mrs. Myra Bostwick. The funeral was held from John Walker's on Saturday, Rev. Hugh Graham, officiating. Burial was in Evergreen cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 19 February 1898

Last night the members of Ark lodge, F. and A. M. met to arrange for attendance at the funeral of John H. Raymond, who died yesterday. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning. The members of the Masonic body will meet at the hall in Seneca street, and march from there to the late home of Mr. Raymond where the services will take place. The burial will be in charge of the Masons and the solemn Masonic rites will be said. After the funeral, the remains will be taken to Farmer via the Lehigh Valley for interment. The Masonic bearers will accompany the remains, as well as officers of the lodge. As yet the personnel of the bearers has not been definitely decided upon, and will probably not be until tomorrow morning, when Master Conrad Welmes will announce them. The Masonic lodges from Farmer and Trumansburg will also attend. Mr. Raymond was 58 years old and was highly respected here.



From Ontario County Times 30 March 1892

Lehman C. Raymond,
of Clifton Springs, who suffered the amputation of a leg some months ago, never fully recovered from the effects of the operation, and died last Saturday afternoon. He had been secretary of the Citizens Hook and Ladder Company for a number of years.



From Ontario County Journal 6 August 1915

Reed's Corners, N. Y. -  Louis Raymond,
aged about 44 years, who was kicked by a horse on July 2, while working for James Kaveny, died on Sunday afternoon at Memorial Hospital. He sustained a broken knee cap and was internally injured. His home was in Whitehall, but as work called him here, he and his family moved to Reeds Corners in July. Besides his wife, he leaves two sons. Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning in St. Mary's church in Canandaigua with burial at Calvary Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 17 December 1897

Mrs. Martha M., wife of John Raymond, died at noon yesterday after a brief illness, at the home of Wm. A. Smith on Castle street, where she and her husband had been living for a time with their daughter and son-in-law. The funeral will take place from the house tomorrow, Saturday, morning. The Rev. Dr. A. W. Broadway of the Methodist Episcopal church will officiate. The remains will be taken by the 11 o'clock train to Trumansburg, where the interment will be made. Mrs. Raymond is survived by her husband, one son, William Raymond, of New York and one daughter, Mrs. Wm. A. Smith of Geneva.



From Geneva Daily Times 28 March 1910

Phelps, N. Y. -
The death of Mary Jane Raymond occurred early Saturday morning at the home of her son, Fred Raymond, on Walnut street, following an illness of several months as the result of a paralytic stroke. Mrs. Raymond was 65 years of age. She was born at Bolton Landing, this state, and had spent the greater part of her life at that place. After the death of her husband, about a year ago she came to Phelps to reside. Surviving relatives are four sons, Fred of Phelps, Archibald of Sheldon Falls, William A. of Bolton Landing, Frank J. of Hornicon; two daughters, Mrs. Myron Lamb of Bolton Landing and Mrs. George Sprague of Chestertown; and one brother, Amos Palmer of Bolton Landing. The funeral services were held this afternoon. Interment was in the Phelps Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 23 July 1935

Rushville, N. Y. -  Mrs. Minnie A. Raymond,
aged 68 years, died Friday at Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, where she has been cared for for a large part of the time that she has been confined to her bed since suffering a stroke of paralysis over a year ago. She was born in Seneca County, a daughter of John and Alminia Scott O'Neil, but has lived practically all her life in this section. About 50 years ago she married Moses A. Raymond, and their residence for many years has been the farm at Deep Run on Canandaigua Lake. He died two years ago. Mrs. Raymond leaves one daughter, Mrs. Clara Worden of East Rochester; one son, Clarence Raymond of the town of Gorham; one sister, Mrs. Genevieve Raymond of Rushville; and two grandchildren; and one brother, Bert O'Neil of Canandaigua. The funeral services were held from the home in Rushville at 4 p.m. Sunday with Rev. C. W. Lower, pastor of Rushville Congregational church, officiating. Burial was at Rushville cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 29 July 1892

Another old residence has passed away. Last Saturday William D. Raymond died at his home on lower Main street, at the age of 76 years. He was formerly a mover of buildings. The funeral took place on Monday of this week.



From Ontario County Journal 5 April 1895

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Esther M. Razey,
who was stricken down with a paralytic stroke on Sunday, March 4, March 4, died the next Sunday. She was 55 years of age, and was the second wife of N. R. Razey, who survives her. Her maiden name was Brayton, and her early home was in Dansville. One son, Deyo Razey, two stepsons, James L. and D. R. Razey, and an adopted grandson, O. Fay Razey, survive her. The funeral was on Tuesday.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 November 1904

Mrs. Eunice E. Rea,
one of the oldest residents of the city, died last night at 7 o'clock at her home, No. 330 Main street. The deceased was in her ninety-third year. Although in declining health for the past year, she was able to be up and about the house, and was able to participate in her Thanksgiving dinner. Yesterday morning she showed indications of a general breaking down, which resulted in her death last evening. The deceased was born in Vermont, September 21, 1812. After a short residence in New York, she came to this city sixty years ago. For many years she ran a millinery store. She was a communicant at Trinity church and in earlier life was active in parish work. She is survived by one brother, Enos Brown of Jacksonville, N. Y. Although her children are all dead, she is survived by seven grandchildren: Charles B. Guile of Geneva, Miss Frances L. Guile of Buffalo, Mrs. L. H. Seymour of Canton, O., Fred A. Guile of Union Springs, Dr. B. C. Guile of Penn Yan, Mrs. Fred Vreeland of Union Springs, Dr. W. F. Steer of Cleveland, O. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon from the home of her grandson, Charles B. Guile, No. 324 Washington street, Rev. Charles M. Sills, D. D., officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 25 March 1898

Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Albert Read,
aged 26 years, died at her of consumption Thursday evening, March 17. The funeral services were held at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emory Green, Sunday at 11 a.m., conducted by Rev. E. A. Baldwin. She leaves a husband and little daughter, aged two years. Her death was very sudden although her long illness was known to be fatal.



From Geneva Daily Times 16 April 1910

Rushville, N. Y. -
Thursday noon occurred the death of one of Rushville's oldest and highly respected citizens, Austin Read. Wednesday he was at his farm south of this village all day, trimming apple trees and was in the best of spirits. When he returned home late in the afternoon he complained of not feeling well and retired at an early hour. When the doctor came he pronounced it acute pneumonia. But little hope was given the family for his recovery. He suffered intensely until Thursday noon when death released him. He was one of thirteen children born to Joshua and Betsey Read and was a grand-nephew of Jasper Parrish. He was born in Italy Hollow Aug. 30, 1827. While teaching school at Niles, Michigan, he met Miss Elizabeth G. Irwin, whom he married Nov. 5, 1851. To them were born five children, three of whom are living. He received his early education at Mr. Murray's Select School in Penn Yan and later in Maiden Lane School in the same place. He was a charter member of the Baptist church of Potter and a loyal worker and supporter in its interest. For thirty years he was the Sunday School Superintendent of this church.

He proposed the Farmers' Reliance Insurance Co. and for twenty-eight yrs was its vice-president and one of its directors. Six of the present directors were bearers at his funeral. He resigned his position because of poor health and advanced age. After he was married, he returned to this state and began housekeeping on the farm where he was born. Five years were spent there. Then they moved to their farm south of this village and lived here until about three ago when they moved to this village. The funeral services were held this afternoon at 1 o'clock at the house and at half past one at the Methodist church, Rev. Harvey King officiating. Burial at Nettle Valley. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Frank D. Lane of Fowlerville, Mich., and Miss C. Maude Read of this village; and one son, DeForrest Read of this place. Out of the family of thirteen, two sisters remain, Mrs. Frank Snyder Wright of Niles, Mich., and Mrs. Jeanette Irwin of Buchanan, Mich.



From Geneva Gazette 18 February 1870

Melancton S. Read,
an esteemed farmer of this town, died on Tuesday last, after an illness of some two months, terminating in paralysis.  He was born and raised, and lived all his days in Seneca, had at various times filled several local offices, faithfully and creditably, and as a kind and upright citizen in all relations of life, and enjoyed the highest respect of neighbors.



From Geneva Daily Times 10 February 1937

The funeral of Mrs. Angelina Reale, wife of Antonio Reale, who died Saturday, was held this morning at 8:30 o'clock from the home of her son, James, 91 Genesee street, and 9 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales church with solemn requiem mass. The celebrant was the Rev. Irwin Sullivan of Seneca Falls with the Rev. William O'Brien as deacon and the Rev. John Healy as sub-deacon. Interment was in St. Patrick's Cemetery with Father Healy officiating. The bearers were Carl Zeoli, Carmen and Sullivan Reale, Samuel DiMaria, Patrick Chester, Henry, William and Albert Zeoli.



From Geneva Daily Times 15 May 1942

Struck and dragged about twenty feet beneath a locomotive on a Rochester-bound New York Central passenger train, Antonio Reale, aged 80, of 91 Genesee street, was instantly killed at about 7:30 o'clock this morning near the point where the end of Jackson street intersects the railroad property. According to information gathered by investigating police, the aged man apparently ran down a bank leading to the railroad tracks and into the tracks in front of the approaching train without realizing the train was near. His body was badly mutilated. Coroner Frank H. Snyder was summoned to the scene by police and after a brief investigation, expressed the opinion a badly fractured skull was the direct cause of death. He ordered the body removed to the Devaney funeral parlor and announced he would probably hold an inquest in the near future. The train was No. 3, which leaves here daily at about 7:30 o'clock and was in charge of Conductor Bert VanHuben of Rochester. Chief of Police R. W. Morris, Sergeant Antonio Gigliotti and Patrolmen James Handlan and Earl Knowlton went to the scene and investigated.

Mr. Reale is survived by one son with whom he resided; three daughters, Mrs. Anthony Pannitte, Mrs. Jennie Zeoli and Mrs. Michael DeMaria, all of this city; seventeen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.



From Geneva Daily Times 17 March 1919

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - 
The funeral of William Reals, Sr., of this village, was held yesterday at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. Dr. S. H. Adams officiating. The deceased was eighty-four years of age and died on Friday, March 14th, at the Soldier's Home at Bath. He was a veteran of the Civil War and is survived by his widow, Mrs. William Reals. three sons, George of Rochester, William Reals, Jr., of this village and Louis Reals; also two daughters, Blanche Oak of Lyons, N. Y., and Cora of Locke, N. Y.



From Victor Herald 30 March 1906

Oscar F. Reamer
was struck by the westbound New York Central express, due here at 4:40 yesterday afternoon, at a point near the brick yard north of Canandaigua, and died within a few minutes from the injuries inflicted. His body was thrown seventy-five feet by the swiftly moving train but he still breathed when the train crew reached him. He died before the train reached this station. Mr. Reamer was eighty years of age and had failed mentally of late. His home was with his daughter, Mrs. A. W. Gilbert in Canandaigua. He slipped away from the house during the day and wandered onto the railroad track. He was quite deaf and did not hear the train. A search was being made for him when the accident occurred and hearing that an unidentified man had been killed, Mr. Gilbert telephoned to Victor and furnished the clues which led to the identification of Mr. Reamer. Undertaker Case had charge of the remains here. The skull was crushed and nearly every bone in his body broken. Mr. Reamer is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Max Rubenstein of Holcomb, where the family formerly lived; and Mrs. Gilbert; and one son, Edmund Reamer, of Kansas. The remains were sent to Canandaigua.



From Geneva Daily Times 16 February 1897

Margaret Reardon
died at her home on Tillman street, this city, at 3:50 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the age of 62 years. Dropsy is said to be the cause of death. Miss Reardon is survived by her brother, Patrick. The funeral will take place at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning from St. Francis de Sales church.



From Geneva Gazette 14 January 1898

Death of Patrick Reardon -
This well known citizen died at an early hour Wednesday morning at his rooms on Tilman st., of kidney trouble, aged about 60 years.  He is the last of his family, a favorite maiden sister having died about a year ago. "Patsey" was a well known character in the sporting world, having been for a while a bookmaker at the Gloucester racing tract near Philadelphia.  His experience was that usual with his fraternity, sometimes "ahead of the game," at other times, "out".  But he was lucky enough to acquire and hold a snug real estate property in Geneva and to provide handsomely for his mother and sister during their lifetime.  He was a man of abstemious habits to the verge of total abstinence.  Of amiable disposition, he got through the world without a scrap of any nature.  We have known him from early boyhood and bear this cheerful testimony to his amiable character.  His funeral took place today. Burial St. Patrick Cemetery.



Return to Ontario County Homepage

             Copyright 2002-16, Ontario County NYGenWeb and each contributor and author of materials herein. All rights reserved.
101515