"Reb" to "Ree" Obituaries



From Geneva Daily Times 5 August 1942

J. Fred Rechsteiner,
92 Mill street, died last night after a short illness. Mr. Rechsteiner was born in Speicher, Switzerland, and came to America when he was sixteen years of age. He was employed at Baumgartner's Meat Market for thirty years. Surviving are his wife, Anna; one daughter, Mrs. Maynard Ungerer of Geneva; two sons, John of Geneva and Private Arnold Rechsteiner of Pine Camp; one grandson, Maynard Ungerer, Jr., of Geneva; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Doubler of Switzerland; and one brother, Jacob of Switzerland. The funeral will be held from his home Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Rev. W. Bernhard Schuldt, pastor of the Zion Lutheran Church, will officiate and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 July 1905

Johanna Recklinghausen
died at her home in Madison street at 7 o'clock this morning. The deceased has been a sufferer for some time from the disease known as leucythemia. The funeral announcement will be made later. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 1 October 1896

The death of Mrs. Mary, wife of A. Recklinghausen, occurred at the family residence on William street at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning, at the age of 58 years. She had been a resident of Geneva for the past twenty-five years. Her husband and one son are the surviving members of her family. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at the German Evangelical church, and interment will be made in Glenwood. The following will act as pall bearers: Justin Hines, R. A. Schnirel, Joseph Primps, Mr. Stricker, Henry Barnes Wm., Olshefskey.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 February 1905

Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Betsey Record,
sixty-five years old, wife of Daniel Barber Record, died at the family home two miles west of this village Saturday from heart disease. Her maiden name was Simons, and she was born at Springwater, Livingston county, in 1840, but for the past fifty-six years had made her home in this vicinity. She is survived by her husband, six sons, George R., William H., Israel, Lewis, Daniel B. Jr., Robert C., all of this county; and three daughters, Mrs. Eliza A. Warrillow, Mrs. Elizabeth D. Wells, and Miss Debbie Record of Dansville; and two brothers, Alfred Simons of Dansville and Chauncey Simons of Michigan. The funeral will be held at 10:30 o'clock tomorrow morning in the Shortsville Presbyterian church, Rev. Seymour C. Ferris, officiating.



From Geneva Daily Times 7 February 1905

Shortsville, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. Cassius L. Record, who died at her home on Sheldon street on Sunday morning, after a long illness with pulmonary tuberculosis, was held from the house this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. S. S. Pratt of Manchester, pastor of the M. E. church, officiating. Mrs. Record, who was formerly Miss Jennie Macomber, was forty-three years of age, and was born in Farmington. She had always been a resident of this vicinity. In 1881 she was married to Cassius L. Record of Shortsville, and has since lived in this village. She is survived by her husband, two sons, Leon and Ernest, all of Shortsville, her mother, Mrs. Ann Macumber of Farmington, and two brothers, Ashley and Marvin Macumber of the town of Manchester.



From Shortsville Enterprise 13 September 1912
 
The death of Daniel Barber Record, a well-known resident of this section, died at the home of his son, Louis L. Record, in West Main street on Monday afternoon about five o'clock, following an illness covering a period of over four years. Heart disease was attributed as the cause, and his age was 88 years. Daniel Barber Record was born in Rensselaer county, this State, on April 26, 1824, and moved to the town of Farmington with his parents during the year of 1834, where he had since made his home until of late, when he came to live with his son. He is the last survivor of a family of seven children. He was united in marriage during 1856 to Miss Betsy Summers, whose death occurred in Farmington on Feb. 11, 1905. The survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Elsie Warrilow of this village, Miss Deborah Record of Batavia, and Mrs. Lizzie Wells; and six sons, George R. and Robert of Farmington; William and Israel of Berkshire; and Daniel and Louis of Shortsville. The funeral services were held from the home of Louis Record on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. Hoyt F. Hill, pastor of the Manchester M. E. Church. The burial was made in Brookside Cemetery.



From Ontario County Chronicle 13 May 1903

Shortsville, N. Y. - George W. Record,
aged 81 years, one of the oldest inhabitants of Shortsville, died here at the residence of his son, John Record, Thursday morning. Mr. Record was well-known in the this community, having been a resident of the town of Manchester for about 70 years. When 12 years of age he came to Shortsville, by way of the canal, from Rensselaer county. Sixty years ago he began work with threshing machine and continued to follow this vocation for forty seasons. Mr. Record always voted the Republican ticket, and was a Whig up to the organization of the Republican party. He was a strong advocate for no license. Deceased is survived by his wife, four sons, John, William and Cassius L. Record of Shortsville; George Record of Palmyra; one daughter, Mrs. Ashley Macomber of Palmyra, and a brother, Daniel B. Record of Manchester. 



From Ontario County Journal 14 October 1898

Manchester, N. Y. -  Ida,
wife of Israel Record, committed suicide on Wednesday by taking morphine. Her husband found her unconscious at 6 o'clock. Dr. J. H. Pratt was summoned and did everything possible to save her life, but all efforts were in vain. She died at 5 p.m. Once she regained consciousness and stated that the drug had been taken at 3 a.m. She left a letter stating why she committed the deed, but it is not made public. She was 27 years of age and had been married only little more than a year. She left no children. Dr. Archer, coroner of Clifton Springs, who was called, deemed an inquest unnecessary.



From Ontario County Journal 3 February 1911

Manchester, N. Y. -  Mrs. Mary Record
died at her home in Shortsville on Sunday morning after an illness of three weeks of pneumonia . She was born in Farmington on Feb. 12, 1833, and was married on Jan. 1, 1851, to George W. Record, whose death occurred in May, 1903. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Francis McComber of Shortsville; and four sons, Cassius of Fairport, William and John of Shortsville, and George H. of Palmyra. The funeral was held in the Methodist church on Tuesday afternoon, her pastor, Rev. Hoyt F. Hill officiating.



From Geneva Daily Times 31 May 1907

Mrs. Stephen Record of Powers Alley died last night at about 10 o'clock. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the First Presbyterian Chapel. Rev. W. W. Weller will officiate.



From Naples Record 22 June 1872

Died on Monday last, Conrad Rector, aged 69 years. The funeral was attended from the M. E. Church in this village on Tuesday at 9 p.m., Rev. J. T. Brownell officiating. Mr. Rector was very highly esteemed by friends and neighbors, and was followed to the grave by a large circle of relatives.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 14 March 1916

Clifton Springs, March 13 - John F. Rector
died at his home, about three miles north of this village, on Sunday evening. Mr. Rector went into the loft of the barn to throw down some hay, while his son did the other chores. When the son had finished his work, seeing nothing of his father, he called to him. Not receiving any reply, he looked around and found his father's lifeless body in the loft. John F. Rector was born in the town of Benton on January 31, 1854. He spent his early life near Naples. In 1875 he married Miss Alma Polmatier, who died in 1878. In 1882 he married Mrs. Fanny Wheatley Hill. In 1887 he moved to what is known as the Byron Harmon farm, and in 1888 he moved to the farm home where he died. He leaves his wife, two sons, Frank Rector of Naples, and Floyd Rector who lives at the home; a daughter, Mrs. Albert Bosshart, Jr., of this village; three brothers, William Rector of Middlesex, and Charles and Madison Rector of Penn Yan; and two sisters, Mrs. William McClurg of Honeoye, and Mrs. Thomas Napuer of Los Angeles. The funeral will be held from the farm home on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made in Riverview cemetery at Gypsum.



From Ontario County Journal 13 March 1908

Victor, N. Y. - 
The death of Mrs. Louisa Rector occurred on Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles King, on Boughton Hill. Mrs. Rector was born at Atlanta and was the daughter of Nelson Wilson. She was 59 years of age. Since the death of her husband, Mrs. Rector had resided at the home of her daughter here. The body was taken to Middlesex, where the funeral was held, and the interment was made at Naples.



From Ontario County Journal 12 March 1897

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Maria Anna Rector,
widow of the late Jacob Rector, died on March 4, aged 84 years. She leaves one son, John, who resides on the old homestead.



From Ontario County Journal 4 May 1894

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Susan Rector
died on Thursday of last week, aged 79 years. She was the widow of David Rector, and had lived for fifty years in the west part of the town. Her daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Ichabod Barker, now occupy the old homestead, which is one of the best farms in that section. The family is largely connected, both here and in Yates county, and is highly esteemed.



From Ontario County Journal 23 February 1912

Rushville, N. Y. - 
The death of Mrs. Lottie M. Reddout occurred at her home here Saturday morning, following a brief illness of pneumonia, terminating in abscess of the lungs. She was one of eight children born to William and Maria Fairfield. She was born in Penn Yan Sept. 27, 1862, and lived there until 17 years of age, when she moved with her parents to the town of Jerusalem. Twenty-one years ago she married Frank Reddout, of this village, living since then on the place where her death occurred. The funeral services were held from the Congregational church Monday afternoon, Rev. Alfred Trennerry officiating. Burial in Rushville cemetery. She is survived by her husband, a son, George; and a daughter, Louise; and three brothers and two sisters, George Fairfield of Rushville, John of Vine Valley, William of Pulteney, Mrs. Sarah Moshier of Penn Yan and Mrs. Louise Tindall of the town of Jerusalem.



From Ontario County Journal 13 December 1901

Naples, N. Y. -  Mrs. Minnie Reddout,
wife of Peter Reddout, died on Saturday evening, aged 39 years, leaving, besides her husband, three children. She was the third daughter of the late Alonzo Manning, and had grown up here from a little girl. Her mother, three brothers and five sisters reside here.



From Geneva Daily Times 14 February 1907

Rushville, N. Y. - The funeral of Nelson Reddout was held at the Congregational church on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. instead of at his home on account of the illness of Mrs. Reddout. Mrs. Reddout is some better, but a trained nurse is still in attendance.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 13 February 1907

Rushville, N. Y. - 
Death has claimed another veteran of the civil war. At 7 o'clock Wednesday evening Nelson Reddout died at the age of 72. He was sick only a few days, many not hearing of his sickness until after his death, which was due to heart trouble. His death came as a shock to the community, which will greatly miss the genial friendliness of Mr. Reddout. He was a member of Co. F, 148th regiment, N. Y. volunteers, a member of F. and A. M. lodge 377, of this village, and at different times held successfully the office of commander of Scott's Post, G. A. R. Besides a widow, who is very low with pneumonia, he is survived by a son, Stanley Reddout, who has been blind since he was fifteen years of age; and two brothers, Frank Reddout of this place, and Wilbur Reddout of Baldwinsville, N. Y. The funeral was held at 10:30 Saturday morning from the Congregational church. The services in charge of Rev. E. A. Hazeltine were conducted by the Masons.



From Geneva Daily Times 22 May 1905

Naples, N. Y. -
The citizens of this town were shocked Saturday evening to hear of the sudden death of Peter Reddout of this village. Mr. Reddout's son, Morris, states that his father came home in the afternoon complaining of a severe pain in his stomach and went to bed. Just at nightfall his breathing became very heavy and shortly afterward he died. The son also states that he saw his father drinking from a bottle, which, upon examination, showed that the contents had been wood alcohol. Deceased is survived by a son and a daughter, also by a brother and sister.



From Ontario County Journal 17 November 1882

Rushville, N. Y. - David Reddoutt
died in this village Nov. 10th, 1882, aged 81 years. His father, Abraham Reddoutt, came from Orange county to the town of Potter when David was very young. He and his large family are identified with the history of the town. For fifty years David Reddoutt was an active Christian worker and successful business man. His wife, with whom he lived about sixty years, mourns with a large circle of relatives and friends. They had no children. The funeral was held from the M. E. Church on Sunday, Rev. M. P. Blaksee officiating.



From Naples Record 27 March 1875

Rushville - Mrs. Wilbur N. Reddout
died at her home near Canandaigua, on Wednesday, March 17th, 1875, of consumption, aged 26 years. She was the youngest daughter of the late Jacob B. VanOsdol, Esq. After the death of her parents some years ago, she was adopted into the family of Mr. A. C. Lindsley, with whom she remained until her marriage in December 1872. She was the last member of the family of Mr. VanOsdol; her only sister. Mrs. McDonald died a few months since. She was the mother of two children; the eldest died only a few weeks ago, the youngest, an infant ten days old, survives her. "Maria" was by nature cheerful, tuneful and loving, and always maintained a humble and christian character. She was devotedly attached to her friends, but especially to her affectionate but now sorrowing husband. The funeral was held in the M. E. Church in this village on Friday, and was attended by a large congregation; Rev. G. VanAlstine of Canandaigua preached on the occasion a very able and appropriate discourse. Her remains were consigned to their final resting place in the cemetery in this village.



From Geneva Advertiser 9 June 1903

Michael Reddy
died at his home in Center street last Saturday night, aged more than seventy years. He has served in various capacities in village affairs, and was a jolly good Irishman as ever lived. In his younger days, he was quite a sport with rod and gun and no one captured more pigeons than he in their flight to the north. He leaves a widow and seven children.



From Ontario County Journal 27 April 1945

Funeral services for Francis G. Redfern, 60, who died suddenly Monday evening, April 23, 1945, in the home of his sister, Mrs. Daniel Driscoll, were held from St. Mary's church, Wednesday morning. Interment was made in Calvary Cemetery. A native of Ireland, Mr. Redfern had been a resident of Canandaigua many years. He had been employed for some years as a painter for the New York Central Railroad Company. Survivors are two daughters and a son, Mrs. Emmett Finagan, Jr., Stanley, Miss Margaret M. and George Redfern, this city; two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Driscoll, Mrs. Sarah Southworth, Rochester; Felix and Charles Patrick Moran, Ireland; one grandson, James Redfern, Cranesville, Penn., and several nieces and nephews.



From Geneva Courier 6 March 1878


Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
Mrs. C. A. Redfield died on Wednesday, February 27th.  The funeral services were held on Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Methodist church, conducted by Rev. Messrs. W. M. Edson, of Clifton Springs, and T. H. Edson, of Shortsville.  The house was well filled by the relatives and friends.

From Phelps Citizen 1 March 1878

Mrs. C. M. Redfield,
who has been ill for some time, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at about two o'clock. Funeral on Saturday, two o'clock at the house and three at St. John's church. Friends of the family invited to attend.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 8 January 1913

Clifton Springs, Jan. 7 -
The death of Charles M. Redfield, a lifelong resident of Clifton Springs, occurred this morning at the Warfield cottage in Pleasant street, where he had made his home for several weeks. Mr. Redfield had been an invalid for the past seven years but much of the time he was able be about. He was born on the old Redfield farm, recently owned by Judson E. Shorts, about two miles north of Clifton Springs. He was 71 years old and the last of the four children of Mr. and Mrs. Manning Redfield. His brothers were the late Henry E. Redfield of Rochester, and the late Judas and E. C. Redfield of Clifton Springs. Mr. Redfield's first wife was Miss Florence C. Younglove of Canandaigua. Her death occurred about 3 years ago. Miss Katherine Maxwell of Clifton Springs was his second wife. Mr. Redfield was a member of the New York State Volunteers and a member of the Gordon Granger Post of Clifton Springs. He had been a member of St. John's Episcopal Church since its organization here. He was a member of the Canandaigua Masonic lodge, F. & A. M. He leaves three children, Tyler Redfield of Greenwich, Conn., Judd H. Redfield of Greenwich, Conn., and Mrs. A. Jay Short of Frankfort, Ky; and one grandchild, Miss Margaret Short of Frankfort, Ky. The funeral will be held from St. Johns Episcopal Church on Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock, the pastor, Rev. M. G. Freeman, officiating. Burial will be held in the Clifton Springs cemetery.



From Phelps Citizen 2 November 1877

Mrs. Charlotte Redfield,
for more than seventy years a resident of Ontario County, died suddenly at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Throop, on Sunday, October 21, 1877, in the 82nd year of her age. Mrs. Redfield made her home with her daughter, Mrs. R. R. Sanger, about a mile and a half from Clifton Springs, but the afternoon preceding her death had gone to Palmyra for a visit. She had been in feeble health for years, but appeared unusually well and active that afternoon. Shortly after arriving in Palmyra, she was prostrated with apoplexy, which resulted in her death in about eleven hours. The remains were brought to Mr. R. R. Sanger's on Tuesday afternoon, and on Wednesday afternoon funeral services were held, conducted by Rev. E. S. Corbin, in the presence of a large number of friends and relatives. Mrs. Redfield's birthplace was (can't read), where she was born in 1790, and from which place she removed to Ontario County in 1805. She was married in 1823 to Harley Redfield, who died in 1840.

To Mrs. R. were born seven children, only three of whom survive her, Mrs. R. R. Sanger, Mrs. Chas. Throop, and Mrs. Addie Hislop. She was a woman of many virtues, and not only was strongly endeared to her family, but had the respect of all who knew her. Her life was well-ordered, harmonious and happy, and her last days were among her best. Her death while making a vacant place in the house circle, is regarded by those who survive her, as only the transition of her spirit to a better sphere of being and enjoyment, and therefore her everlasting gain.



From Phelps Citizen 19 July 1900

Early Monday morning occurred the death of Mrs. Clara J. Redfield at her home in Clifton Springs, after a long and serious illness. Mrs. Redfield was born in the town and had been a lifelong resident. She was 63 years old and leaves one daughter, Mrs. George Turck; and one brother, Nicholas Post, both of Clifton Springs.



From Ontario County Chronicle 9 March 1904

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - E. C. Redfield
died at his home on Kendall street Friday morning, aged 60 years. Death was due to a complication of diseases. He is survived by a wife and two daughters. Funeral services were held at the house Sunday p.m., Rev. F. Baum of the Episcopal church officiating. Interment in the village cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 9 December 1910

Mrs. Emma Redfield,
wife of C. M. Redfield of 98 Andes Avenue, died this morning at 11:05 o'clock at the City Hospital. Mrs. Redfield had been in poor health for some time but was able to be out on Tuesday afternoon, attended the meeting of the Woman's Relief Corps and presided as she was the president and was re-elected at that time for another year. She was a charter member of that organization. On Wednesday afternoon she was taken to the City Hospital and yesterday underwent an operation. She was 60 years old and had been a lifelong resident of this city. She is survived by her husband and one son, William J. Redfield of this city; three brothers, Charles Parker of Valparaiso, Ind., Ira Parker of Oshkosh, Wis., and Lewis Parker of Chicago; and four sisters, Mrs. Mary Dodd of Valparaiso, Ind., Mrs. Maggie Watts of Chicago, Mrs. Elizabeth Smith of Memphis, Tenn., and a twin sister, Mrs. Ella Wilcox of Valparaiso, Ind. The deceased was a niece of Editor Parker of this city.



From Geneva Gazette 10 January 1868

Geo. B. Redfield Dead -
The Rochester Union of last evening announces the death of Geo. B. Redfield, Esq., an old citizen of Phelps -- one of the first conductors on the Auburn and Rochester railroad, and for several years past a popular hotel keeper in that city.  We knew him as an estimable friend, an ardent democrat, and an upright man in all the relations of life.



Evangelical Magazine & Gospel Advocate, Utica NY, Fri. 15 May 1846
[a Universalist newspaper]

DEATHS.  At his residence in Manchester, Ontario county, on the 19th of April, Mr. HARLEY REDFIELD, in the 52d year of his age.  His disease was a lingering consumption of more than twenty years standing, which he bore with unparalleled patience and Christian resignation.  Never did the King of Terrors meet with a victim more calm and composed, more ready to make his exit to the spirit-world, than in the death of our lamented brother, who died trusting in the mercy of God and in the certain fulfillment of all his holy promises.  He was able to look beyond the trials and sorrows of time to the joys of eternity, in a full and cheering confidence of meeting his relatives and friends in immortal bliss.  O, it was an affecting scene to all around to hear the dying saint talk to his weeping family and friends, of the comforts of the Gospel—the religion of Christ.—With his wife and children, one sister and two brothers, who were present at his dying moments, he conversed in the most feeling manner, pronouncing upon them a father’s and brother’s blessing, pointing towards heaven as the destiny of all mankind, ‘where the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest.’  He is the first of eight brothers who have been called to the ‘silent city.’  He leaves a wife and three children, an aged father, seven brothers and one sister, to mourn their irreparable loss.  Nor are his relatives all who mourn.  His great moral worth, strict integrity, his benevolence to the poor, and his sympathy for the suffering, endeared him to all; and this estimation was clearly evinced by the large concourse of people who assembled, and the tears that were shed, on the gloomy day of his interment.  His funeral was attended on the 22d, and a discourse delivered by the writer, from Phil. iii:20,21.

O. [Rev. Oliver] Ackley

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



From Victor Herald 7 December 1900

Mrs. Henry Redfield
died at her home in Farmington, Tuesday night, at the age of 58 years. Mrs. Redfield had been a great sufferer for the last three years from cancerous trouble, which at last caused her death. She is survived by a husband and two children, Mrs. George Power, who resides east of this village, and Levi Redfield of Farmington.



From Victor Herald 15 July 1904

Henry Redfield,
a lifelong resident and successful and respected farmer of the town of Farmington, died Saturday, July 9th, from the effects of an apoplectic stroke. Mr. Redfield was sixty-five years of age. He is survived by two brothers, Nathan of Farmington, and George of Romulus, Seneca county; also a half-sister, Mrs. James Warner of Shortsville; and one son, Levi Redfield, also of Farmington. The funeral was held from his late home on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Mr. Evans. The interment was in South Farmington cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 4 November 1911
 
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - 
At her late residence on Kendall Street in this village, this afternoon, were held the funeral services of Mrs. Josephine L. Redfield, widow of the late Ellery C. Redfield. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. M. G. Freeman, rector of the St. John's Episcopal church and the burial was made in the Clifton Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Redfield died on Thursday night. She had been in poor health for several years. She was born in Newark, N. Y., and was seventy years old. Mrs. Redfield was a member of the St. John's Episcopal church and an active worker in the church as long as her health permitted. She had lived in the village and vicinity for the past forty years. Her husband died seven years ago. Mrs. Redfield is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Charles H. Buss of Clifton Springs; one adopted daughter, Mrs. Winnie Spinning of Aurora; one sister, Mrs. Libbie Chapman of Elmira of Elmira; and four grandchildren; Clarence Spinning, who had made his home with his grandmother; Irving Redfield and Miss Irene Redfield of Syracuse and Mrs. Wayne Lyon of New York City.



From Geneva Advertiser 20 October 1903

Lysander Redfield,
of Phelps, died last Saturday afternoon at the advanced age of 86 years and nine months. He was born in Phelps Jan. 14, 1817. He was elected justice of the peace in 1851, and every four years thereafter he has been re-elected. This year his name was on both tickets for re-election. He was a good man, and although long past the allotted age of man his death will be sincerely mourned.



From Geneva Gazette 1 March 1850

Painful Accident and Death -
We are pained to announce the death of Manning Redfield, Esq., of Manchester, Ontario co. We have not learned the full particulars, but understand that he was erecting or at work about a mill, when some portion of the frame gave way, falling upon and crushing him, inflicting injuries from which he died in a short time.

Mr. R. was a brother of our fellow townsman, Col. Hiram Redfield, and of Hon. Heman J. Redfield, of Batavia.  He was about removing to this city, having purchased a fine farm adjoining that of Judge Buell.  He was a man highly regarded by all who knew him, and leaves a wife and four children and an extensive circle of friends and acquaintances to mourn his death.  Roch. Magnet



From Shortsville Enterprise 9 February 1912

The death of Mrs. Mary K. Redfield, a lifelong resident of the township of Farmington, occurred at the Memorial hospital in Canandaigua early Tuesday morning. She had been ill for many months with heart disease and had been an inmate at the hospital for the past eight months. Mrs. Redfield was born in the town of Farmington on Dec. 11, 1837, and was a daughter of the late Esquire Thomas. During the year of 1860 she was united in marriage to William Redfield, also a resident of Farmington. The nearest surviving relatives are two nieces and one nephew, Mrs. William McCombs of Chicago, Ill; Mrs. Charles Herrington of Manchester and Roswell C. Herendeen of Buffalo. The funeral services were held from the South Farmington chapel on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and were conducted by Rev. Hoyt F. Hill, pastor of the Manchester M. E. Church. The burial followed in the Chapel cemetery.



From Shortsville Enterprise 24 August 1916

The death of Nathan Redfield, a well-known and highly-respected resident of Farmington, occurred at the home of his nephew, Levi A. Redfield, on Tuesday  evening at 9 o'clock, after a long illness. His age was 82 years. Nathan Redfield was born in Livingston county, this State, on June 1, 1834. When about five years of age he removed with his parents to reside in Farmington and had since continuously resided in that township. He had always followed the pursuit of agriculture.



From Ontario County Journal 22 February 1884

William Redfield,
of Farmington, who, it will be remembered, broke through a bridge at Victor with a threshing machine some months ago, died on Tuesday last from injuries which it is thought he sustained at that time. The funeral was held yesterday.



From Shortsville Enterprise 24 November 1937

Mrs. Mary K. Redington,
aged 77, passed away at the home of her son, Harry Redington in Farmington on Sunday, after a short illness. She is survived by one brother, Edward C. Betz; two daughters, Mrs. George Youngs and Mrs. John Youngs; and one son, Harry, all of Farmington; also seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held from the son's home at 2:00 o'clock this Wednesday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Arthur W. Hammond, pastor of North Farmington Friends Church. Burial will be made in North Farmington Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 5 November 1929

Shortsville, Nov. 5 - Volney C. Redington
died at his home in Farmington Monday morning, November 4. He was born in Elmira, January 27, 1851. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary K. Redington; two daughters, Mrs. Ida M. Youngs and Mrs. Ethel L. Youngs; and one son, Harry J. Redington, all of Farmington. Funeral service will be held from the family home in Farmington on Wednesday, November 6, at 2 p.m. Rev. M. C. Guidwin will officiate and burial will be in the North Farmington Cemetery.



From Neapolitan Record 19 February 1880

Rushville - Mrs. Franklin H. Redout
died on Friday, February 14th, after a long illness of consumption; aged 33 years. Her maiden name was Mary E. Wheeler, daughter of the late Judge Wheeler of Akron, Ohio, and sister of Samuel A. Wheeler, Esq., of Buffalo. She bore her long illness with great fortitude, and was a lady highly esteemed by all who knew her. The funeral took place from their residence on Sunday; Revs. C. M. Bartholomew and Rodgers officiated.



From Ontario County Times 5 May 1875

Bristol, N. Y. -
A singular and serious tragedy, which resulted in the death of a young man named Allison Reed, occurred in the town of Richmond on Monday afternoon. The young man had not been well for some time back, but after dinner, feeling some better, on Monday, he took a shotgun and went to the woods to hunt. Some time afterward he was found by Mr. S. Simmons shot dead. Mr. Simmons did not recognize at first who it was, but immediately roused the neighbors, when it was found to be the young man named. The charge entered the body near the heart and came out near the opposite hip, tearing the body terribly. The stock of the gun was broken, and the hammer thrown back by the recoil. A place was found in the side of the sugar house where he had tried what the gun would do by blowing a hole through one of the boards. Whether he came to his death through accident or intent, will never be known.



From Ontario County Journal 25 September 1908

Honeoye, N. Y. -
On Sept. 15, at the home of her son of Fallon, Nevada, occurred the death of Mrs. Almira Pennell Reed. Only two weeks before, she had left her home to spent the winter with her son. Never of a robust constitution, the long journey proved too severe, and her death was caused from exhaustion. The sad news reached here on Sept. 16, and came as a crushing blow to the family. The remains reached here on Tuesday, accompanied by Murray Reed. Mrs. Reed was born in the town of Richmond 64 years ago, the daughter of John and Sarah Green Pennell, and had passed her whole life in this town. By her beautiful Christian character, she had endeared herself to all who were fortunate in having her acquaintance. She was for many years an active and helpful member of the Congregational church. Nine years ago she became a Christian Scientist and in this was equally helpful as neighbor and friend. She is survived by her husband, Thomas R. Reed; one son, Charles Reed of Fallon, Nev.; two daughters, Mrs. Fannie Campbell of Bristol, and Miss Alice Reed of Honeoye; three brothers, Frank G. Pennell of Honeoye; George of Wichita, Kan.; Wesley of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and one sister, Mrs. Hattie Blackmer of Honeoye; besides a host of nieces and nephews. The funeral was held from her late home on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Dr. Arthur C. Dill officiating, and was largely attended. The interment was in Lakeview cemetery. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved family.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 19 April 1905

On Friday occurred the death of Augustus Reed, aged 69 years. The cause of death was due to a stroke of paralysis. The funeral was held from the late residence in West Gibson street Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock with the interment in Bristol. He is survived by two daughters, Misses Julia and Marion, one son, Alanson of this place; and three sisters, Mrs. Jane Stone, Minneapolis, Mrs. Cyrus Allen, Avon, and Mrs. Denoyer Peltier, Hartford, Conn.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 December 1900

Mrs. Bethiah Reed
died Saturday night, at Oaks Corners, aged 87 years. She had been feeble for some time. She was the widow of the late Vincent Reed. The deceased was born in the town of Geneva and spent part of her life here. For the past 35 years she had she had lived at Oaks Corners. She was a member of First Presbyterian church of this city until her removal to Oaks Corners. Her husband, who was an elder in that church, died 25 years ago. She was the mother of seven children and had 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Four of her children are still living, Vincent Reed, Misses Colista and Elizabeth Reed of Oaks Corners, and Josiah Reed of Romulus. She retained her faculties in a remarkable degree to the last. The funeral takes place this afternoon. It is conducted by Rev. J. W. Jacks of this city. Interment will be at Washington Street Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 2 October 1906

Mrs. Caroline Reed, widow of the late Warren Reed, died last night at 12:00 o'clock in Watkins, where she has been visiting friends. She is survived by one brother, A. B. Shay, of Union Springs, two sons, James and William, of this city; one daughter, Mrs. Lewis Good, who resides on the State Road. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home of Mrs. Lewis Good. Interment at Sand Hill.



From Ontario County Journal 22 September 1916

Bristol Valley, N. Y. -
On Monday evening, at 7 o'clock, occurred the death of Charles Bradford Reed, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Willis C. Semans, at Bristol Center. Mr. Reed was a native of Bristol and was born on Sept. 12, 1847. His father was William A., son of William Reed, a native of Taunton, Mass., who came to Bristol in an early day. He was a ship builder and had two sons and daughter. William A. Reed was born on March 22 1822. His father died when he was eight years old and William A. was left to make his own way. He first worked eight months for three dollars a month. He managed to get a common school education and for several terms taught school. He was a great reader and a man well-informed. He married Mary A., daughter of Gooding Packard, and had two sons and a daughter, Charles B., William A. (deceased), M. Helen, (deceased), wife of Samuel Moranda of Bristol. She left two children, Howard and Thurston. Charles B. was reared in Bristol Center and educated in the common schools. He clerked in Canandaigua for John S. McClure, and afterwards clerked for his father 14 years. Finally, after the death of his father, he conducted the business himself and also was postmaster at the same time. He was a Republican but not an aspirant to office. He was a a member of the Rod and Gun Club of Canandaigua and Lakeside Gun Club of Geneva; also a a member of the Canandaigua Automobile Club. On October 22, 1876, Mr. Reed married Ella B. Brown of Oneida county. Three children were born to them, Clara M., Cora A., (deceased), and William. A. Mrs. Reed died Aug. 11, 1901. Mr. Reed's health had been very poor for about three years, being a great sufferer in mind as well as body. The funeral was held from the home of his daughter on Wednesday, with burial in the family plot at Bristol Center.



From Ontario County Journal 10 August 1917

Honeoye, N. Y. -  Charles E. Reed,
of Richmond, died at his home on Friday. He was born Aug. 17, 1839, on the farm which had always been his residence. His grandfather, 114 years ago, built the brick house standing a few rods away, and still occupied as a residence, and his five sons located on farms adjoining. Four of these farms still remain in possession of the descendants of the original owners. At the age of 22, Mr. Reed enlisted in Company G, 148th New York Volunteers, and gave four years of service to his country. He was in many severe engagements, but escaped injury. He came back in command of his Company, was honorably discharged and returned to the old home. On January 9th, 1867, he married Miss Amelia B. Wells and to them were born four children. In January last, surrounded by their children and grandchildren, they celebrated their golden wedding. When a young man, Mr. Reed united with the Richmond Center Congregational church and when that went down transferred his membership to the Honeoye Congregational church, where he was a faithful attendant. For a long time he was leader of the church choir. Two of his associates for many years in that freewill service, Richmond Beach and Ira N. Deyo, have also passed away within the present year. Mr. Reed was a man of large intelligence, a great reader and student of public affairs. For a number of years he was chosen by his townsmen to the office of supervisor. Four years ago an injury to his hip confined him to his chair. Gradually all of his physical faculties became impaired, but his mind remained clear and active to the last. The funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon from his late home. There are left to mourn his loss his widow and four children, Mrs. Thomas Blackmer, Mrs. Robert Reed, Wells and George. Burial was made at the Richmond Center cemetery.



From Ontario County Chronicle 20 March 1901

Allens Hill, N. Y. - Mrs. Charlotte Reed died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. N. Green, last night, aged 75 years.



Ontario Repository and Messenger 24 December 1873

Naples, N. Y. - Mr. Chester Reed,
aged eighty-four, was gathered to his father's last week. He came to this town in early life, here he wooed and wed his wife, and brought up his family, and, excepting a few years spent in South Bristol, associated in business with 'Squire Pennell, has always lived in this village, forming one of that band of pioneers who subdued the soil, organized our churches and schools, projected improvements, and toiled for their fulfillment, until this valley has been transmitted to this generation teeming with orchards and vineyards, and fruitful fields; and after the battle of life was over, dying the death of the righteous.



From Ontario County Times 7 August 1889

Shortsville, N. Y. -  Mrs. Daniel Reed
died Saturday evening at 11 o'clock, of paralysis. She had been ill but a short time, therefore the news of her demise is learned with some surprise. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Manchester. The funeral services will be held from the home of the deceased on Salt street, at 9 a.m. and from the church at 10 a.m. She leaves a husband and seven children to mourn her loss.



From Ontario Journal 18 January 1884

Richmond, N. Y. - Mr. Dudly Reed,
of Richmond Mills, died at his residence near that place Monday, January 11.



From Geneva Gazette 4 May 1883

Dustan Reed,
one of the pioneer settlers of the old town of Seneca, died at his residence near Seneca Castle on Friday last, aged about 90 years. A commission to decide the old man's  lunacy was in session at the time which proceedings were suddenly terminated by Mr. Reed's sudden death.

From Ontario County Journal 4 May 1883

Flint Creek, N. Y. - Dustin Reed,
familiarly known as "Uncle Dustin," died last Saturday afternoon. Mr. Reed was about ninety-four years of age, and has resided in this town for nearly eighty years. In his early years he followed the occupation of brick making, and it is said burned the brick used in all the oldest buildings. The brick used in building the old tavern in this place nearly three quarters of a century ago were of his manufacture. A few years ago he had a stroke of paralysis, since which time he has been almost entirely helpless.



From Phelps Citizen 1 May 1924

The body of Mrs. Electa Reed, wife of Thomas C. Reed of Geneva, was brought to Phelps on Tuesday for interment in Rest Haven cemetery. Mrs. Reed, whose maiden name was Crandall, formerly of Oaks Corners, died last Sunday after a brief illness, at the age of 73 years. Her husband, a son and a daughter, Roy A. Reed and Mrs. Russel J. Isenhour of Geneva, are the surviving members of her family. Funeral services were held at the family home, the Rev. Bruce E. Pierce of the Geneva Methodist church officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 15 August 1902

Bristol Center, N. Y. The death of Mrs. Ella B. Reed, wife of Charles Reed, occurred on Monday at the hospital at Canandaigua. She was born in Oneida county 50 years ago, but had spent nearly all her life in this town, where she was widely known. She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Clara, and one son, William. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon from the Methodist church, Rev. C. J. Clausen, of Canandaigua, officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 9 December 1898

Phelps, N. Y. - Elon G. Reed,
an old resident of this village, died at his home on Clifton street early last Sunday morning, of pneumonia, after a short illness. A wife, son, Charles of Buffalo, and a daughter, Mrs. C. Bradbury of Stony Point, survive. The funeral services were held from the residence on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and interment made in the Phelps cemetery.



From Clifton Springs Press 26 October 1933

The funeral of Etta M. Reed. wife of William E. Reed of this village, was held from the late home at 2 p.m. and from the Friends Church at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon. Rev. Arthur W. Hammond, pastor of Friends Church, assisted by the pastor of the Methodist church of Macedon Center, officiated. Burial was made in the North Farmington cemetery. Mrs. Reed, aged 60 years, passed away Tuesday afternoon after a lingering illness. Besides her husband, she leaves four daughters, Mrs. Henry Rothfuss of Penfield; Mrs. J. B. Ellsworth and Mrs. Howard Spanganburg of Palmyra, and Mrs. Harry Weatherlow of Penfield; and eight grandchildren.



From Ontario County Journal 20 July 1894

Honeoye, N. Y. -
Again has the death angel visited here. Mrs. Eveline Ashley Reed, wife of John A. Reed, died Saturday evening, July 14, aged 60 years. The latter part of last March, Mrs. Reed had a paralytic stroke. From that time her health gradually failed. Her daughter, Mrs. Gussie Westhafer of Maine, had only reached home the week before. Another daughter, Mrs. Waterbury, of Lansing, Mich., was telegraphed for, and her son, John F. Reed, was was at Chautauqua. The funeral services were held from her home on Tuesday at 10 a.m., Rev. Mr. Day officiating, with burial at Richmond Center. The Missionary Society, of which for years she had been its honored president, contributed an elegant floral design. Mrs. Reed was a woman of lovely character, and whose influence was always for the right. She will be missed in the church, in society, and most of all in her own home.

Democrat & Chronicle, Wednesday July 18, 1894, Page 4

The funeral of Mrs. John A. Reed, aged 60, a life-long and highly respected resident of the town of Richmond, was held at her late residence yesterday morning and the remains were interred in the Richmond Center Cemetery. She came from one of the oldest families in town, and has always been actively engaged in church work and is well known throughout the Congregational Church of the state for her charity in the direction of foreign missions. A husband and nine children, five sons and four daughters, the youngest of whom are Robert and Raymond, aged 18 years, survive her.

Thanks to James Reed for this donation.



From Ontario County Journal 15 April 1887

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Fannie Reed, the young wife of B. T. Reed, died on Saturday night, after a long and painful illness. Mrs. Reed was much beloved by a large circle of young married people in which she moved, and her death causes great sorrow. The loss to her devoted husband is agonizing. There were also as sincere mourners at her bedside, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Pierce, of Honeoye, her sister, Mrs. E. T. Seemans, of Washington, and her brothers. They sorrow, but not as those without hope, for Fannie was an earnest christian, and her calm resignation verging at times into even a joyful anticipation of meeting her dear Savior, took away much of the sting of death. At her funeral on Tuesday, rare and beautiful flowers wrought by skillful hands into expensive emblem of the Christian hope, attested somewhat the love of her friends, and spoke of her triumph and death. We desire to express our sympathy for the bereaved husband and family.



From Ontario County Journal 1 June 1888

George G. Reed, one of the best known men in Canandaigua, and widely known throughout the county, died of Brights disease at his home on Chapin street on Monday morning last at the age of 64 years, 11 months and 6 days. Mr. Reed had state acquaintance among horsemen, and was a recognized authority on matters connected with the breeding of horses. He was a contributor to the Spirit of the Times, and at one time favored the Journal with a series of interesting articles on horses.



From Ontario Republican Times 8 April 1863

Died at Richmond Mills, February 19, of congestion of the lungs, Guy Reed, aged 52. The subject of this notice was a man of the strictest integrity, in every sense of the word; and in him were combined virtues and powers of mind rarely met with in the same person. His ability to comprehend the whole of a subject, and consider it in all its bearings, made him a profound thinker, a sound reasoner and wise counselor; while his strong common sense, his originality of thought and cultivated intellect, rendered him ever a pleasant, valued and instructive member of the social circle at home. His diffidence and the nature of his business pursuits, prevented his being widely known; but in the hearts of those who knew him best, his loss has left a deep and lasting void. Magnanimity was one of his prominent characteristics; but preeminently shone his filial reverence, and the lively affection he ever cherished for his mother.



From Ontario County Journal 1 October 1897

Phelps, N. Y. - Harriet,
wife of Cady E. Reed, a former resident of Phelps, died last Sunday at Millbrook, where she was stopping with her daughter, Bertha, who is engaged as a teacher there. She was in the 65th year of her age. A husband, one son, Olin in California, and a daughter, survive. The remains were brought to Phelps last Tuesday evening, and the funeral services were held at the home of her brother. B. F. Prichard, on Wednesday afternoon. Rev. A. J. Waugh, pastor of the Presbyterian church,of which she had formerly been a member, officiated, and interment was made in the family plot in the Phelps cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 30 June 1911

Honeoye, N. Y. - 
One of the most respected citizens of this place, Harrison H. Reed, died at his residence Tuesday noon. Mr. Reed had been ill some time. Harrison H. Reed was the only child of Philip Reed and Amelia Winnie Reed and was born in 1840. His grandparents were among the early settlers of the town of Richmond. During his early years he was a student in Canandaigua Academy. Mr. Reed was married in February, 1863, to Elizabeth Gooding at the home of Peter Barnard, it being the occasion of a double wedding, Mr. Barnard's daughter, Elizabeth, being united in marriage to John P. Ray at the same time. Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Reed. Mr. Reed was a member of the First Congregational church of Honeoye. He has served the town in many ways, being at one time supervisor and at the time of his death he was poormaster. He was interested in the welfare of the town and did all he could to get a railroad here. The deceased leaves a wife; two daughters, Miss Louise E. Reed and Mrs. Florence Huff; four sons, Fred Reed of Auburn, Harrison P. Reed of Livonia, Murry Reed and Roy Reed, of this place, and ten grandchildren. The funeral was held yesterday from the First Congregational church.



From Victor Herald 13 April 1900

Henry Reed, who was nearly a lifelong resident of Victor, died at his home about three miles west of this village, Monday, aged 80 years. He had been in failing health for a long time. Besides a widow, there survive him one son, Ernest R. Reed, of Denver, Colorado, and one daughter, whose home is in Lyons. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon from his late residence. Interment was made in the family burying lot across the road from the Reed homestead.



From Shortsville Enterprise 7 July 1911

While milkman Crowell of Manchester was making his rounds of State street in that village on Wednesday morning, he visited the house occupied alone by Isaac P. Reed and was horrified to find Mr. Reed's dead body lying on the kitchen floor near the cook stove. One shoe had been removed and it is thought that death had overtaken him while preparing to retire the night previous. He had complained of feeling ill for some time. Coroner Eiseline of this village was summoned and granted a certificate of death due to heart failure. Isaac P. Reed was a son of the late Thomas and Maria Parrish Reed and was born in Palmyra on March 4, 1845. His life since 1850 was spent in the villages of Shortsville and Manchester. He served during a large part of the Civil War, having been a member of Company L, New York Cavalry, of which F. L. Brown, of Robinson street, was captain. He enlisted in the service on June 15, 1864. While engaged in battle at Petersburg he was wounded a number of times within a few minutes and was left on the field for dead. He was discovered later and removed to a hospital where he was confined until the close of the war. Mr. Reed leaves two brothers, Thomas Reed of Phelps, and Daniel Reed of Cato; one sister, Mrs. Anna Nichols of Union Springs, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. George Stroud of Manchester and two grandchildren, Emma and Ida Stroud, also of Manchester. He was a member of Herendeen Post, No. 107, G. A. R., of this village, which organization will have charge of the funeral services to be held this Friday afternoon at three o'clock from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Stroud, at Manchester. The burial will be made in Brookside Cemetery.



From The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, N.Y., Thursday, November 8, 1934, Page 5

J. Wells Reed

HOLCOMB
- Funeral services for J. Wells Reed, 64, hardware merchant and former school principal, who died at his home in Livonia yesterday, will take place from the home Friday at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in Richmond Center
Cemetery.

Born in Richmond Center June 1, 1870, he attended Genesee Wesleyan Seminary in Lima and then was graduated from Williams College in 1896. For many years after his graduation he followed the teaching profession, being principal of Wayland, Groton, and Dansville schools until his retirement about 1914. He then engaged in farming in Holcomb.

Mr. Reed was the senior member of the firm Reed & Curtin hardware dealers having purchased the controlling interest a year following his coming to Livonia in 1919. He was prominent in the Masons and the Methodist Church; for many years was active in the Sons of Veterans and had been a trustee of Livonia Public Library since its organization.  

Besides his wife, Mrs. Kittie A. Reed he leaves a brother and two sisters, George Reed and Mrs. Robert F Reed of Richmond, and Mrs. Thomas Blackmer of Honeoye.

Thanks to James Reed for this donation.



From Geneva Daily Times 23 February 1915

Phelps, N. Y. - J. Wilson Reed,
a resident of Oaks Corners, expired suddenly while sitting in a chair at his home shortly after noon yesterday. He had worked at his trade during the morning hours. Coroner Flint of Geneva, who was called, attributed death to be the result of heart failure. Mr. Reed was born in the town of Seneca about 65 years ago and had lived at Oaks Corners for the last nineteen years, where he followed the carpenter's trade. Surviving relatives are his wife, two sons, E. H., of Phelps, and E. W. of Elmira and three daughters, Mrs. B. R. Clark and Miss Edna S. Reed of Elmira and Miss Daisy Reed, who resides at home.



From Ontario County Journal 20 March 1914

Bristol, N. Y. - 
On Monday morning death claimed still another resident and native of Bristol, James Reed, who, had he lived until the 8th of next month, would have been 91 years old. He was one of a family of nine children, six of whom have passed away, all being about 90 years old. The two remaining are Mrs. Betsey Olmstead, of West Bloomfield, 95 years old, and his youngest brother, Nelson Reed, of Gooding's Grove, Ill. Mr. Reed is survived by his wife, Lucinda Beech Reed, and four children, Mrs. Warren Simons of Canandaigua, at whose home he was spending the winter and where he died; Mrs. Herman VanVechten of Canandaigua; Reuel Reed of Bristol, and George Reed of South Bristol. There are also nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. When Mr. Reed was a young man, he united with the Methodist church at Bristol Center and was always an active worker in its interest, acting as deacon for many years and serving in other offices. The funeral was held from the home of Mrs. Warren Simons, with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua. The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved family.



From Geneva Daily Times 4 February 1909

The funeral of Mrs. Joanna Reed who died Tuesday at the home of her son, John T. Reed of 469 Washington street, will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. W. K. Towner will officiate and burial will be in Sand Hill. She is survived by two sons, George B. and John T. Reed.



From Geneva Courier 17 October 1883

The funeral of Mr. John Reed, a brother of Warren Reed, whose death occurred on Saturday last, after a lingering illness of Bright's disease of the kidneys, was held yesterday afternoon from his late residence, about three miles west of Geneva, Rev. Dr. Moore, of the Baptist church officiating.  The funeral was very largely attended; the interment took place in the Sand Hill cemetery.  Mr. Reed was well known in this community; he was a member of the Baptist church for many years, and was highly respected by all who were acquainted with him.  He leaves a wife and two children.  His age was about 60 years.



From Geneva Gazette 2 October 1891

John Reed,
a farmer residing near Centerfield, in the town (Canandaigua), met with a fatal accident on Friday afternoon of last week.  He fell some eighteen or twenty feet from a ladder, on which he was standing, and broke several ribs near the spine and his collar bone, besides receiving severe internal injuries.  Dr. James Hawley was called and did what he could to alleviate the injured man's suffering, but his injuries resulted in his death this morning.  Can. Times



Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Thursday, February 15, 1900, (Page not legible but I believe it is Page 4)

 John A. Reed, of Richmond, died Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John P. Deal, of Lima Village, where he was visiting, aged 73 years. He had always resided on the farm at Richmond, where he was born. He was a Republican and held town offices many years. He was one of the old and prominent members of the Congregational Church at Honeoye Flats, holding the office of deacon more than thirty years. He leaves eight children: Mrs. John P. Deal, of Lima; Mrs. George Gilbert, of Bristol; Mrs. S. T. Westhafer, now traveling in Europe; Mrs. H. J. Waterbury, of Detroit, Michigan; Frank Reed, of Wichita, Kansas; John, of Seattle, Washington; William, of Syracuse, and Robert, of Richmond.

Thanks to James Reed for this donation.



From Geneva Gazette 1 November 1878

Mr. Joseph Reed,
an old and well-known farmer residing about three miles west of Geneva, died on Thursday last of paralysis, after an illness which confined him to his house for but two days.  He was a kind and obliging neighbor, and in all his dealings, a man of strict integrity.



From Ontario County Journal 5 February 1892

Bristol Center, N. Y. - Mrs. Julia Reed
died at her home last Thursday morning, aged 81 years. For nearly sixty years she had been a faithful member of the M. E. Church, where her funeral was held on Sunday. She leaves one son, Augustus Reed, and three daughters, Mrs. Dr. Peltier of Hartford, Conn., Mrs. Dr. Allen, of Avon, N. Y., and Mrs. Dr. Stone of Minneapolis, Minn., besides a large number of relatives and friends to mourn her loss.



From Ontario County Journal 22 April 1887

Died, at Reed's Corners, N. Y., on the afternoon of April 16, Mrs. Lany L. Reed, aged sixty-four years, four months and sixteen days. Mrs. Reed was the oldest child of Abel and Belinda Brown. She was born in the town of Bristol, Ontario county, November 30, 1822. She had four own brothers, Ephraim J., Roman L., Hiram N., and Henry L., and but one own sister, Salina L., wife of Martin A. Beeman. The mother of this family of children was the second wife of Abel Brown, who at the time of his second marriage had four children, three sons and one daughter, George, William, Erastus and Elenor, now Mrs. Benjamin Carpenter, of Allen's Hill. The three sons are dead. These were half-brothers and sister to the subject of this sketch. The father, Abel Brown, left a widow, the mother of the first-named family of children. She subsequently married Walter Henry, and to them were given two children, Russel V. and Thomas W. Such the group of near relatives, save four who are not now living, that were compelled on Monday last to follow to the "silent bourne" a loved member of a large family circle.

At the age of nineteen years, Miss Lana L. Brown was married on the second day of August, 1842, to George B. Benson, a son of Isaac L. and Laura L. Benson. After their marriage they resided in the town of Naples, Ontario county, for a period of six years, when they afterward removed to the town of Hume, Allegany county, N. Y., where they resided for about eight years. While residents of that town there was born to them a daughter, Frank L., who on June 25th, 1874, became the wife of Arthur S. Winne, and now resides in this place, but a few steps from the late home of her loved and respected mother. Shortly after the birth of her only child, Mrs. Benson with her husband moved to Battle Creek, Michigan, where they resided about four years, when all that was mortal of George B. Benson was laid in the great garner house of all those who once lived and had a being. The widow returned to the home of her mother, in this town, who at this time was the wife of Walter Henry. On the 24th day of June, 1860, she became the wife of Mason H. Reed, and with him she has resided for nearly twenty-seven years.



From Ontario County Journal 22 November 1912

Naples, N. Y. -  Mrs. Lizzie Reed,
wife of George Reed, of this village, died Monday night at her home on East avenue, after a long painful illness, aged 60 years. Her father, William Campbell, came to Naples about 1870 to help build the railroad known then as the Geneva and Southwestern. He had two children, William and Lizzie. Thirty-eight years ago the daughter married George Reed, a member of one of the old families, and they had always lived in Naples. Mrs. Reed was a very industrious and useful woman. For many years she was at the head of the cook's staff of The Naples and helped to make that hotel famous for its good management and superior cuisine. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and was much esteemed. She had two children, Anna, now Mrs. John Maxfield, of Naples, and Fred, who for some years has had an important position on the police force of Chicago. Her husband still lives, but is not strong. One brother, William, also resides in Chicago. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at the home.



From Ontario County Journal 22 December 1916

On Saturday at the Canandaigua hospital, occurred the death of Mrs. Lucinda Beach Reed, daughter of the late Stephen and Sarah Clark Beach, at Bristol. She was born in Bristol, September, 1832, and had always resided in the town of her birth. She was married to James Reed 67 years ago, and was his second wife, he having one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Reed Case (deceased), who was as a daughter to Mrs. Reed and grew up with four children, George Reed, of Bristol, Mrs. Belle Symonds and Mrs. Martha VanVechten, of Canandaigua, and Reuel Reed of Bristol, who were born to James and Lucinda Reed. Mr. and Mrs. Reed were members for many years of the Methodist church in Bristol Center. Mrs. Reed for the past years had lived with her daughter in Canandaigua. Her husband passed away about 18 months ago, leaving Mrs. Reed in poor health, and for the last few weeks she had been in the hospital where she died. She was a woman of sterling qualities, kind and loving to all. She is survived by four children, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The funeral was held from the home of Herman VanVechten on Monday at 2 p.m., with burial in Woodlawn beside her husband.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 3 November 1938

Shortsville, N. Y. -  Mahlon M. Reed,
59, died in his home in Farmington yesterday. He was born in South Bristol. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lena Reed, of Farmington; three daughters, Mrs. Helen Austin of Farmington, Mrs. Bell Carlett and Miss Ella Reed of Rochester; four sons, Howard of Shortsville, Herbert, Bernard and Gordon of Farmington; one sister Mrs. Frank J. Lee of Williamsburg, Va.; one brother Maynard Reed of South Bristol. Funeral services will be in the home at 2 p.m. Saturday; the Rev. Mr. Swarthout will officiate. Burial will be in Chapman Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 2 December 1905

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Margaret Reed,
70 years old, wife of Joseph Reed, died at the home of her son, William Reed, who lives near this village, yesterday morning. Mrs. Reed was born in Ireland and has been a resident of this country for the past forty years. The funeral services will be held at her late home tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock and the burial will be made in Palmyra.



From Ontario County Chronicle 11 May 1904

Bristol Center, N. Y. - Mrs. Martha Reed,
wife of Augustus Reed, died at her home in Canandaigua Monday, after an illness of about two months, aged 58 years. She leaves besides her husband one son and two daughters, all of Canandaigua. Services were held at this place in the M. E. church on Thursday  at 2 p.m.



From Ontario County Journal 15 January 1904

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
The funeral of Mrs. Martha T. Reed, widow of Uriel Jerome Reed, who died at the home of her son, Homer J. Reed, in Canandaigua, on Jan. 7, was held from her late home, two miles east of this village, on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Newton W. Bates officiating. The interment was made in Rural cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 23 April 1875

Mrs. Martha Rippey,
wife of Jacob Reed of Seneca, passed from the scenes of earth last Saturday night, at the ripe age of 78 years, and after faithfully fulfilling for more than fifty years the affectionate duties of a Christian wife and mother. Only last February, a numerous and loving progeny assembled at the old homestead and made merry over the event of her golden wedding.  Alas ! how soon is the house of rejoicing turned to a house of mourning, for the dear mother in Israel departed !

Mrs. Reed was the last survivor of a family of fifteen children, all of whom, as well as mother and father, attained advanced age and were gathered like "shocks of corn fully ripe."  The average age of all at death was 76.  Such remarkable longevity shows correct habits of life -- temperance in all things.  Sympathy is freely bestowed upon the mourning husband, now past his four-score years, left to plod alone the weary interval 'twixt himself and the grave.  As a sincere believer in the life hereafter, with the Christian's eye of faith he discovers a rift in the sombre clouds and sees beyond the glory and happiness awaiting him of reunion with loved ones gone before.



From Ontario County Journal 2 June 1911

Bristol Valley, N. Y. -
In the passing away of Mrs. Mary Reed on May 28, death takes the last of nine children of Gooding Packard and Adaline Gooding, both of Deghton, Mass. He settled in Bristol, where he died in 1864. Mrs. Reed was born on Oct. 20, 1828. She married William Reed, whose parents came from Faunton, Mass. He died in 1888. Mrs. Reed's funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Boynton of Hornell. Deceased is survived by one son, Charles B. Reed, of this place, and four grandchildren. Interment was in the Bristol Center cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 15 December 1880

Mrs. Mary Reed,
who died last Monday night at the home of her son, J. S. Reed, in Perinton, after a lingering illness, was buried in the cemetery at Farmington yesterday afternoon, the funeral being held at the Orthodox Friends Church at that place. Mrs. Reed's husband, John Reed, died in the spring of 1888.



From Ontario County Journal 12 January 1877

Reed's Corners, N. Y. -
Not unexpectedly, and yet somewhat suddenly, the public were startled to hear of the death of Mason F. Reed, a young man of 27 years.  His death occurred about 4 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, last, and the funeral services were attended from the Congregational Church on Wednesday at 11 o'clock a. m.  It is not often that the writer of an obituary sketch can say that the subject of his article is a person whose life had been passed in such a manner, that he lived and died without a personal enemy.  We believe it can be said in this instance.  His dealings were always just and fair. Honesty of purpose was his panoply.  It may well be said of him, "None knew him but to love him; None named him but to praise."



From Ontario County Journal 31 August 1894

Reed's Corners, N. Y. - Mason H. Reed
died at his home in this place on Sunday, August 26, at the advanced age of 88 years. He had been in feeble health for the past eight months, but grew rapidly worse during the last two weeks. In his death this place, which bears his name, loses one of its greatest benefactors. He presented the village with the land for two churches, for the cemetery and for the fair grounds, and was actively interested in every public improvement. His generosity was unstinted, and he was highly respected by a large circle of friends. During his life he held many town and church offices, and was always prominently identified with the agricultural society. The funeral was held from his late home on Tuesday afternoon, the interment being at Reed's Corners cemetery. Among the people from out-of-town who attended Mr. Reed's funeral were: Hiram Brown of Geneva; Mrs. King and Mrs. Runyon of Himrods; Frank Henry and wife, Robert Brown and wife and Emory Stahl and wife of Canandaigua.



From Ontario County Times 20 April 1887

Reed's Corner, N. Y. - 
Death has again been in our midst. On last Saturday afternoon, at about twenty minutes past one, Mrs. Mason Reed passed from this earth. Pneumonia  and heart disease, we understand, were the causes of her death. she had been confined to the house less than a week, and a fatal termination of her illness was not looked for until a day or two before the end came. All that was possible was done by kind physicians and loving friends, but in vain, and she passed peacefully away at the age of sixty-five years. A vacancy has thus been made which can never be filled for those loved one left behind. Who can tell the loneliness of her bereaved partner in life as he now, after a union of hearts and hands with the departed one for twenty-seven years, misses the loving ministrations for his comfort, the words of advice and counsel from the now silent lips, and the familiar form is seen by the fireside no more. In the daughter's life who can fill anothers place? Who can do for her all that mother has done? As the days go by, the kind acts and the loving care of the one that is no more will be remembered by these afflicted ones with ever increasing appreciation of all that her willing hands have done for them.



From Ontario County Chronicle 31 July 1901

Naples, N. Y. - Medad B. Reed, aged 76 years, nearly a lifelong resident of this place, died yesterday. He had been three times married and is survived by the last wife and six children by the first: Miss Laura, a teacher in New Jersey; Mrs. Harriet Burke, of the same place; Charles and Albert, who reside in the west; George of Naples, and Miss Flora, of Honeoye.



From Ontario County Journal 6 May 1887

Died on Monday, May 2, Nancy Wilder Reed, wife of George G. Reed, aged 60 years, 2 months and 6 days. Mrs. Reed was of one of the oldest families in Ontario county. She was the daughter of Joseph Wilder of Bristol, whose father, Gamaliel Wilder, more than one hundred years ago purchased a very extensive tract of land in the towns of Bristol and South Bristol., and settled near Seneca Point. Mrs. Reed has lived in this village for thirty years, and had endeared herself to her neighbors and acquaintances by her universal kindness and valuable assistance in times of sickness. She had enjoyed good health up to last Christmas day, when she was taken with typhoid fever. She was confined to her bed for eight weeks, and for several days her life was despaired of. A counsel of physicians pronounced her case hopeless, but she revived and had sufficiently recovered to be out. The disease left her with a very painful trouble in the head, which on Sunday last she sought to relieve by means of an emetic. The medicine unfortunately proved too strong for her then weak constitution to bear, and she rapidly declined from that time until Monday at 1:15 o'clock, when she closed her eyes forever.



From Geneva Gazette 5 February 1886

Oaks Corners, N. Y. -
A terrible and fatal accident happened to Mr. Nathan Reed of this place last Monday.  He, with his brother Vincent, had loaded a large log and Mr. Nathan Read stepped up onto the sled to drive out of the woods.  The snow breaking in on one side tipped the sled over, throwing Mr. Reed between the sled and a stump and rolling the log with great force over and upon him.  His brother succeeded in removing the log and getting him home.  Doctors Church and Covert were immediately summoned.  There were no bones broken, but he was injured internally.  He suffered extremely, and on Wednesday died.  The funeral services will be held at his late home Saturday, at 12 o'clock.



From Geneva Gazette 12 January 1883

Nathan Reed - Deceased was born on the old homestead of his parents, about one mile west of Main st. After his marriage he located on that part of the farm lying north of Washington st., where his son, Stephen C., now resides. After the death of his wife and for several years past, he has made his home with his daughter and son-in-law, Wm. H. Dunham, at Seneca Castle. Inheriting a sturdy constitution, he survived to a ripe old age free from the many ills to which human flesh is ordinarily heir. He was a man of sterling qualities in all that characterize the upright citizen, the kind and sympathizing neighbor, the trusted friend, the the sincere and fervent Christian. The community which has favored in the life and good deeds of such a man sorely feels his loss.



From Geneva Gazette 4 February 1881

The death of Mrs. Nathan Reed of Seneca Castle, chronicled today, removes another of the older class of our citizens. If we are not mistaken, deceased was a native of Geneva - her surviving husband we know is a native, and a son of a Revolutionary patriot whose name he bears. The last years of deceased were spent in the home of a devoted daughter, Mrs. Wm. H. Dunham. A son, Stephen C. Reed of this town, also survives. Her remains were interred yesterday in the family burial plot near the village.



From Geneva Daily Times 12 January 1915

Phelps, N. Y. -
The death of Nathaniel A. Reed, an esteemed citizen of this community for the past thirty-five years, occurred Sunday afternoon at his home in West Main street, following an illness of three months due to the infirmities of advanced age. The deceased was born in Palmyra 83 years ago, but had spent the greater part of his life prior to coming to Phelps in California. His widow, whose maiden name was Miss Lucretia Townsend, to whom he was married on November 20th, 1889, is the only surviving relative. The funeral was held at his late home at 2 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. W. H. York, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, conducting the services. Burial was in the Phelps Cemetery.



From Ontario County Times 31 July 1889

Died at her home in Bristol, July 13, Nellie, wife of Wallace Reed, after a few weeks of illness. Mrs. Reed was loved by every one. Although deprived of a mother's and father's love, she had the love of many friends, and the whole community mourns her death. The funeral service was held at the house on Wednesday, at eleven o'clock. The house was filled to overflowing and was appropriately decorated with flowers. The Rev. Wheelock officiated.



From Geneva Advertiser 26 May 1903

Newton A. Reed
died at his home in Stanley last Thursday evening, May 21st, aged 66 years, after a very brief illness. Some seven years ago he suffered a slight stroke, and never was quite himself afterward. His wife is a daughter of the late John Rippey, owner of the well-known cobblestone house and farm at Number Nine, always the home of hospitality and good cheer. The family were in the old days members of the old Scotch Church in Geneva, and were such until it was given up to the North Church. Besides his wife Mr. Reed is survived by a son and daughter. The funeral was held from Seneca Church on Saturday afternoon and was largely attended.



From Ontario County Journal 22 April 1898

Honeoye, N. Y. -
The funeral of Peter Richard Reed, who died very suddenly at the home of his eldest daughter, Mrs. Abbie Reed Barber, at Livonia Station, was held from his late residence on Saturday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Day officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Reed went to the Station on Wednesday, when Mr. Reed was taken ill and grew worse until Friday morning, April 15, when he died. He was subject to heart disease, and that combined with grippe, was the cause of his death. The remains were brought home on Saturday. His age was 67 years. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Holden and Miss Mary Pitts came from Buffalo to attend the funeral.



From Rochester Observer 21 March 1828

At Richmond, on the 20th inst., Philip Reed, Esq., aged 71 years. Mr. R. was one of the earliest inhabitants of the Genesee country, and by his enterprise, industry, and integrity, established a character, grateful to the recollection of his extensive connections, and which will long be remembered with respect in the community where he resided.
Anon. donor



From Ontario County Journal 8 April 1908

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
On Saturday morning at the home of her son, W. K. VanAken, occurred the death of Mrs. Raymond Reed, at the advanced age of 82 years. Mrs. Reed had long been a patient sufferer and death came as a release. Born in Skaneateles in 1826, Mrs. Reed spent the early part of her life in Ogden. She removed to this place from Rochester 32 years ago. Since then she had made her home with her son, who with three grandchildren survives. The funeral was held from the family home on Monday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. W. D. Robinson, pastor of the deceased, conducting the services. The interment was made in the village cemetery.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 25 October 1905

Honeoye, N. Y. - 
The friends of Mrs. Richard Reed were shocked to hear of her death last Friday morning. Mrs. Reed passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Barber, in Livonia, with whom she has lived since the death of her husband a few years ago. She leaves three children to mourn her loss, Mrs. Barber of Livonia, George Reed of this place, and Mrs. Wells Reed of Groton; and two sisters, Miss Mary Pitts and Mrs. Andrew Holden, both of Buffalo. The funeral was held in Livonia Sunday and the burial was in Lake View Cemetery at Honeoye.



From Livonia Gazette 9 August 1907

DEATH OF MRS. ROBERT F. REED
 
The death on Sunday of Mrs. Robert F. Reed, at her home in the town of Richmond, is one of the most distressing events the Gazette has ever been called upon to chronicle. The cause of her death was blood poison, which after a few days developed into tetanus. Mrs. Reed was shelling corn for her chickens Monday of last week, and in attempting to extricate the cobs from the machine the thumb on her left hand was badly hurt. She gave it immediate attention, and the injury seemed to be doing well until Friday afternoon, on her return from a ride, when the wound became very painful and the symptoms more alarming. Medical attendance was again summoned and anti-toxin administered, but it was impossible to counteract the too apparent work of the poison. Mrs. Reed suffered intensely, and after each paroxysm her jaws tightened, till at 8 o’clock Saturday morning they became firmly set and remained so until midnight, when they relaxed to some extent. At an early hour Sunday morning, however, they became rigid, and the poor woman died soon after, having been conscious most of the time. Mrs. Reed, who was known among her former school friends in Livonia as Spedie Beach, was the daughter of the late Orrin Beach, and was 29 years old. She was married to Robert F. Reed eight years ago. Mr. Reed, a little son, John Reed, 5 years old, her mother and a brother, George Beach, survive her. The death of Mrs. Reed, with the unspeakably sad circumstances attending it, has caused the most poignant sorrow wherever the families are known. Spedie Beach Reed is remembered in Livonia as a bright and lovable girl, and her death, following so soon after that of Mrs. Huff, under circumstances so similar, is the one subject uppermost in the thoughts of her acquaintances. The sympathy of loving friends is all that can be offered in a time like this.

Grateful thanks to James Reed for this donation.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 30 January 1929

Canandaigua, N. Y., Jan. 20 - Schuyler Reed,
79, died suddenly of heart trouble at the home of his son, Mahlon M. Reed, in the Chapin Road, today. Mr. Reed expired while sitting in his chair. He leaves two sons, and one daughter, Mahlon M. Reed, with whom he was living,  Maynard H. Reed of South Bristol and Mrs. Frank J. Lee of Williamsburg, Va.



From Ontario County Journal 9 October 1908

Honeoye, N. Y. - 
The death of Thomas R. Reed occurred at his home here on Sunday night at the age of 67 years. Death was caused from heart failure. He was a lifelong resident of the town of Richmond, being born in the first brick house built in the town at Richmond Mills. He was also a lifelong Republican, being active in politics and had held many town offices. He had been postmaster for the past 12 years. He was married in 1865 to Elmira Pennell, whose death occurred on Sept. 15. Mr. Reed had been in poor health for the past year, but had failed rapidly since the death of his wife. He is survived by three children, Mrs. Frank Campbell of Bristol; Charles of Fallon, Nevada, and Miss Alice Reed, of this place; and one sister, Mrs. Fayette Short of Richmond Mills. The funeral was held from the house on Wednesday, Rev. A. C. Dill officiating. The interment was in Lakeview cemetery.



From Ontario County Chronicle 24 June 1903

Uriel Jerome Reed,
father of Homer J. Reed, Esq., of this village, died at the family home in the town of West Bloomfield, Friday, June 19, aged 70 years, 10 months. Death was due to a general breaking down of his health. He was a man widely known and one of the leading citizens of his town. Three children, Homer J. Reed of this place, Mrs. Ester B. Reed of Madison, Wis., and Mrs. Belle Stein of West Bloomfield, survive, besides his wife, Mrs. Martha Totman Reed. The funeral was held Sunday.



From Geneva Gazette 7 July 1876

Death of Vincent Reed -
We announce with unfeigned and deep regret the death of one of our oldest patrons and friends - Mr. Vincent Reed of Oaks Corners, (formerly of this town,) - which occurred last Sunday, July 2d, in the 67th year of his age.  The father (the late Nathan Reed, a revolutionary soldier) and grand-father of Mr. Reed, removed to this State from Massachusetts when there were but a few houses on the bank of the lake where Geneva now stands.  They bought a large tract of land about one mile west of the village on the old turnpike, on part of which the late deceased resided until the spring of 1865, when he removed to his late residence near Oaks' Corners.  For several years past he had been the victim of heart disease, and on the 6th of March, 1875, was stricken down with paralysis, from which he never recovered.  For sixteen months a patient sufferer - his faith in God unshaken - he longed for the "sweet land of rest."  A loving and beloved father, a kind husband, a true, trusted friend - he will not soon be forgotten by those who knew him.



From Geneva Daily Times 28 April 1902

Warren Reed
died at the family residence, three miles west of this city, at 8:30 o'clock this morning, aged 80 years.  The cause of death was senile debility, superinduced by Bright's disease.  The deceased was one of the early settlers in this section.  He was born and had resided all his life on the farm where he died.  Mr. Reed was widely known throughout Ontario, Seneca and Yates counties as raiser of fine stock.  He built the first watering trough on the Flint Creek road, which is maintained to this day. The deceased is survived by three sons, F. Marion Reed of Phelps; James W. Reed of this city, and W. C. Reed of Seneca; and by one daughter, Mrs. Lewis Good of the country.  The funeral arrangements are not yet completed.  Burial Sand Hill Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 16 February 1894

Honeoye, N. Y. - Wheeler Reed,
an old resident of this town and living near Richmond Mills, died on Friday morning, February 9, aged 82 years. The funeral was held from his late home on Monday at 11 o'clock. He leaves four sons and two daughters. Philip Reed and John A. Reed are his two surviving brothers.



From Ontario County Times 23 April 1890

Honeoye, N. Y. -  Mrs. Wheeler Reed,
of Richmond Mills, died from the effects of paralytic shock, on Saturday last, aged 77 years. Mrs. Reed had lived a very efficient and useful life and was much esteemed by a large circle of kindred and friends.



From Ontario County Journal 17 June 1881

Bristol Centre, N. Y. - Wm. Augustus Reed,
aged 67 years, died quite suddenly on the 9th inst., from an attack of sporadic cholera.



From Ontario County Journal 6 April 1888

Bristol Center, N. Y. - After months of suffering William A. Reed quietly passed away last Thursday. The funeral was held at his home, Rev. Mr. Leland, of Victor, officiating. It may be said of Mr. Reed that truly are our strong men passing away. Possessed of more than usual business capacities he was always a sound adviser and as such his place will scarcely be filled.



From Ontario County Journal 10 April 1908

The death of William Allen Reed occurred at his home on Washington street on Wednesday morning, after an illness of several months from cancer of the stomach. Mr. Reed had been an honored resident of this village since 1883, when he retired from active farming, after disposing of his farm, north of the village, on the Rochester road. His summers for the past 15 years had been spent at his cottage at Thousand Island Park. Mr. Reed was born at Seneca Castle, on May 17, 1834, the son of Taft Reed. He was educated at Lima Seminary and began farming in the town of Seneca, where he resided until 1866, when he purchased a farm in Hopewell. There he resided until coming to this town in 1881. He enlisted in the Civil war on Sept. 3, 1864, and was a member of Co. I, 148 N. Y. Volunteers. He was in the campaign of Fort Harrison and Fair Oaks in the fall of '64 and in the Appomattox campaign in 1865. He was a member of Albert M. Murray post, G. A. R. He was twice married. His first wife, who was Miss Esther A. Paddock, died in 1877, and in 1885 he married Mrs. F. Munnette Witter Birdseye, who survives him together with one daughter, Mrs. Augustus S. Cooley; and two granddaughters, Miss Esther Cooley and Allan Cooley. One sister also survives, Mrs. Amanda Philips of Davenport, Ia. He was an active member of the Methodist church of this village and had held various offices, serving the church with a marked devotion. His Christian faith grew stronger with the years and made peaceful the closing hours of his life. The funeral will be held from his late home this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Rev. Ward Moshe officiating. The remain will be taken to the Whitney cemetery in the town of Seneca by a special car over the Rochester and Eastern leaving the Gibson street crossing at 2:30. The bearers will be Levi A. Page, of Seneca Castle and W. H. Garfield, G. A. Degrade, Ira P. Crib, C. A. Boyce and E. H. Fray.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 26 May 1932

Clifton Springs, May 25 - William Henry Reed,
71, died today at his home in West Main Street. He was a member of the village Board of Trustees and of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Cornelia Hollenbeck Reed; two daughters, Miss Glenna M. Reed of this village and Mrs. Helen Reed Perry of Waterloo; two sons, Albert and Ralph of this village. Funeral Friday afternoon at the home.



From Geneva Daily Times 7 November 1903

Albert Reels
died at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. Horace Peck, four and a half miles north of the city, aged seventy-two years. The deceased is survived by his widow, two sons, William and Ernest; and one daughter, Lottie Reels, of Kansas; two sisters, Mrs. Albert Reels of Oaks Corners and Mrs. Rice of New York.



From Ontario County Chronicle 10 February 1904

Naples, N. Y. - Frank Reese,
a prominent vineyardist of Naples, died Friday at his home on Mount Pleasant street. He was about 40 years of age, and a son of the late George Reese, who was among the first to plant grapes for a business in the town. Of the three sons, George, Frank and John, only the lst is living; also one sister, Mrs. Hywse of Naples. Mr. Reese married Miss Rose Weinhart of Maryland, who survives him.



From Neapolitan Record 1 July 1880

On Monday morning, George Reese was suddenly stricken speechless and helpless from which he did not recover. It was generally thought that he would die before daylight of Tuesday, and, very early Tuesday morning he ceased to breathe, He was aged 50 years, and leaves a wife and three children. The funeral services were held from the Catholic Church yesterday at 10 a.m. and were attended by a large number of friends. The officiating priest was from Rochester. The remains were carried to the old cemetery to remain until the Catholics shall have purchased one of their own.



From Ontario County Times 19 November 1890

Naples, N. Y. -  Mrs. Jennie Reese
died at her home in this village on Tuesday morning of last week after a short illness. Four children, Frank, Mary, George, and John, mourn the loss of a kind and indulgent mother.



From Ontario County Journal 24 April 1891

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - John Reese
died at his home south of this village on Tuesday morning last after a protracted illness. The deceased held the confidence and esteem of all. He leaves a wife and two sons to mourn his loss.



From Ontario County Journal 15 August 1902

Orleans, N. Y. -
On Aug. 7 occurred the death of Peter Reese, aged 93 years, 7 months. He was born near Hopewell Center in 1808, and when by 5 years old moved with his parents to the farm where he died. He was twice married -- to Hannah Knapp and Sarah Stoutenburg, and from the latter union five children were born, four of whom survive: Mrs. Seager, Mrs. Balcom, Rev. W. H. Reese and Darwin Reese. During Mr. Reese's life time, 5 English sovereigns have reigned and 25 presidents ruled. Mr. Reese's 21st birthday fell on election day. He then cast his first vote and had never failed in that duty since, although it had been a great effort many times. He was chorister of the M. E. church for about 25 years and very faithfully attended to the duty. The funeral was held at his home on Saturday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Adams of Clifton Springs officiating.



From Ontario County Times 14 September 1881

Victor, N. Y. -  Mr. James H. Reeve,
who had been sick for a long time, died on Friday morning. Mr. Reeve was one of our most valued and respected citizens, and a zealous member of the Presbyterian church, in which he was a very active and useful man. The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church on Monday. They were conducted by the Rev. Robert Ennis, former pastor of the church. The remains were taken to Long Island for interment by Mr. Bolivar Ellis and Dr. J. F. Draper.



From Victor Herald 24 September 1892

Mrs. Eliza Bennett Reeves,
of this village, died on Saturday evening, Sept. 17, and the funeral services were held at the house on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. John Cline officiating. The interment was in the village cemetery. Mrs. Reeves was born in New Jersey in 1815, and moved with her parents, when but a small child, on the farm formerly owned by Capt. W. Adams in the west part of this town. In 1863 she bought the Rose farm, now occupied by Charles Bowerman, north of this village, on which she lived a short time, when she sold it and bought the Brizee place on Piety Hill, her late residence. In 1868, she married James Reeves of Jamaica, N. Y., who died ten years ago. She is the only survivor of a large family of children. She had quite a number of nieces and nephews among whom are Mrs. Robert Wilkinson, of Perinton, Joseph Bennett, of Canandaigua, Mich., Mrs. Arms and T. O. Bennett of Milford, Mich., Mrs. Sarah Cleveland of Geneseo, Mary and Amy Terrill, of Rochester. She leaves a will, with G. Turner and W. A. Higinbotham as executors, by which she devises property estimated at from $5000 to $7000, to her nephews and nieces as named in will, with a bequest of $300 to the Presbyterian church in this village. After paying above legacies, Mrs. Robert Wilkinson is named as residuary legatee.



From Victor Herald 1 July 1893

Mrs. Fidelia Reeves died of consumption at the State Hospital at Willard, on the 24th ult. The remains were brought to this village and the funeral services were held from the residence of Frank Carpenter on Sunday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Copeland, the burial was in the village cemetery. She leaves a daughter, Miss Jessie Reeves of this village, one brother, E. Bowers who lives in Michigan, three sisters, Mrs. A. Dillingham and Mrs. Wallace Harris, of this town, and Mrs. Nancy Richardson of Michigan.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 11 April 1866

Melancholy Suicide -
On Thursday evening last, Mr. John Reeves of this village, late of the firm of Reeves & Fake, Grocers, committed suicide. He was found late at night, hanging by the neck, in his barn, dead. Mr. R. had resided here for many years, and was much respected. The Coroner's inquest elicited no satisfactory reason for his commission of the fatal deed. He was probably about 60 years of age. He leaves no family except two grown-up daughters, one of whom is a widow.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 15 April 15 1908

Victor, April 14 -
The death of Marvin Reeves occurred at his home, a short distance south of this village, Monday night. He had a lingering illness of heart trouble. His age was about fifty-two years. Mr. Reeves conducted a meat market here over twenty years ago. In the seventies, he was united in marriage to Delia Painton, and he leaves his wife, one daughter, Janice; four sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Frank J(illegible) of Honeoye Falls; Mrs. Alma (?) of Detroit; Mrs. Elizabeth Smith of this village, and Mrs. George Wilber, who resides in the eastern part of this state, John Reeves of Rochester, Bert Reeves, of Honeoye Falls and William Reeves of Chicago, Il.



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