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From Ontario County Journal 23 February 1894

South Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. John Regan
died last Friday of pneumonia, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Shaffer. Funeral took place Monday at East Bloomfield, in St. Bridget's Church.



From Ontario County Journal 8 April 1898

Wednesday morning about 11 o'clock, as Charles Reid, the station agent at the Central depot, was going from his office to his home on Chapin street, he was stricken with paralysis and died at his home at 3 o'clock. Mr. Reid suffered a slight shock about a month ago but had recovered from that, and had been about his work as usual. He was born in Leeds, England, in 1840, and came to this country 35 years ago. He had been in the employ of the Central for 27 years, coming to Canandaigua from Black Rock in 1888. The deceased leaves a wife and one son, Frank Reid, of Buffalo. The funeral will be held from the family residence this morning at 9 o'clock, Rev. C. J. Clausen officiating. The interment will be made at Buffalo.



From Victor Herald 26 June 1903

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -
The funeral of Jerome Reid, who died Friday morning, was held from his late home, Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. Newton W. Bates officiating. Mr. Reid had been a great sufferer since last December, and death came as a blessed release. The deceased was 70 years old. Besides his wife, three children are left: Mrs. Dr. Head of Madison, Wis., Homer J. Reid of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Lewis Stein of this place. Interment was made in the Rural cemetery.



From Victor Herald 25 April 1903

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. Mary Reid, who died at Owego Easter Sunday, was held from her late home in this village, Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Mr. Mellen of Honeoye Falls, assisted by Rev. Mr. Bates, officiated. Mrs. Reid was the wife of Rev. H. H. Reid and leaves, besides one son, Herbert Reid of New York City; two brothers, Agustus Brown of New York City, and Henry C. Brown of this village. Interment was made in the Rural cemetery in the family plot.



From Ontario County Journal 17 April 1914

The death of Mrs. Eugenia Reifsteck, wife of Philip Reifsteck, occurred at her home in Phoenix street, yesterday morning. She was born in Germany 66 years ago, but had resided in this vicinity 26 years. Besides her husband, she leaves two sons, Philip and George of Buffalo; and one daughter, Mrs. Bert N. Miles, of Canandaigua. The funeral services will be held at the home tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment will be at Woodlawn.



From Ontario County Chronicle 23 September 1903

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - John B. Reifsteck
died of heart disease at his home in Pleasant street on Monday morning, aged 54 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Florence of this place, and Mrs. Laura Spike of Vine Valley. funeral services will be held at the house Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. V. A. Sage of the Baptist church. Interment at Overackers on Thursday.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 April 1909

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
The funeral services of the late James Reiley of Rochester were held on Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the St. Felix Catholic church in Clifton Springs, and the burial was made in St. Agnes Cemetery, where his wife was buried 21 years ago. Mr. Reiley was 79 years of age. He is survived by a son living in Geneva and a daughter who lives in Rochester.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 May 1904

Canandaigua, N. Y. -
The deadly electric current claimed another victim here yesterday afternoon. Thomas Reilly, twenty-one years old, employed by his father, Thomas Reilly, an iceman, had gone about three o'clock to the Fountain cafe to deliver the day's supply of ice, which was placed in the coolers at the cellar of the cafe. While an assistant was handling the ice, young Reilly went across the cellar to the place where a movable incandescent lamp was located. He grasped the lamp in one hand and the wires in another and moved back to the place where the light was needed. His hands were damp from handling ice, and as he passed across a wet spot on the cellar bottom his companion heard an outcry and a fall. Going to his side he found him lying face downward across the wire. Frightened, the man ran upstairs, and told the proprietors of the cafe what he feared -- that Reilly had been shocked by electricity. Martin Muldoon, one of the proprietors, hastened to the spot and grasping Reilly's feet, dragged the unconscious man away from the wet spot. Dr. H. C. Buell was called and efforts were made to restore respiration, but without success. Two small burnt spots on Reilly's left hand told the story. He had been electrocuted by a sixteen candle power lamp, and on investigation it was found that the insulation was worn off in spots all along the wire. Who is responsible for the death will be determined later. The electric light purveyors, through Manager J. H. Pardee, say they have no cause to believe that more than the usual 110 volts were passing through the wire at the time Reilly grasped it. They lay stress upon the fact that his hands and feet were wet when he took hold of the uninstalled portion of the wire.



From Geneva Daily Times 22 May 1897

Thomas Reilly, aged sixty-seven years, died at 6:30 o'clock this morning. The deceased was a farmer and for a long time lived across the lake and was well-known in Geneva. His death occurred at the Church Home Hospital where he has been receiving treatment for about two weeks for asthma. He was a native of Ireland and came to this country fifty years ago. He was a kind-hearted man and in a quiet, unostentatious way made many friends who will esteem his memory. He is survived by one son, Michael, of this city, and a daughter, Katherine, who keeps house for her brother. The funeral will occur Monday from St. Francis de Sales church. 



From Geneva Gazette 28 February 1896

The death of Mrs. Wm. H. Reilly, occurring on the 22d inst., has caused profound sorrow among a wide circle of relatives and friends.  As all know she was a daughter of John H. Meehan of Phelps, formerly of Geneva. Her funeral took place last Monday and was very largely attended.  High mass was celebrated at St. Francis de Sales Church, Rev. Father Garvey officiating.  Father McDonald, who was at her bedside when she died, blessed the corpse. The pall bearers were Wm. O'Brien, Frank Rogers, John Delaney, Charles Leonard, Richard Griffin and Timothy O'Brien. A large delegation of friends from Phelps, the former home of the deceased, including members of the C. M. B. A. of that place, were in attendance at the funeral. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 21 February 1896

Mrs. William H. Reilly
died at her home last night from blood poisoning. Mrs. Reilly's life has been despaired of for several days and although medical skill did all in its power to prolong life, the end came yesterday, quietly and peacefully, and the soul of a noble, Christian woman passed to its eternal reward. Mrs. Reilly was born in Phelps, and moved to Geneva only a short time ago. Several days ago a baby girl arrived at the Reilly home, and since that time the mother gradually failed until the end came. Besides her husband, William A. Reilly, who travels for Jacob Thalman & Son, the little babe survives. A large circle of friends will deeply regret the sad occurrence.

From Ontario County Journal 23 February 1894

South Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. John Regan
died last Friday of pneumonia, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Shaffer. Funeral took place Monday at East Bloomfield, in St. Bridget's Church.



From Ontario County Journal 8 April 1898

Wednesday morning about 11 o'clock, as Charles Reid, the station agent at the Central depot, was going from his office to his home on Chapin street, he was stricken with paralysis and died at his home at 3 o'clock. Mr. Reid suffered a slight shock about a month ago but had recovered from that, and had been about his work as usual. He was born in Leeds, England, in 1840, and came to this country 35 years ago. He had been in the employ of the Central for 27 years, coming to Canandaigua from Black Rock in 1888. The deceased leaves a wife and one son, Frank Reid, of Buffalo. The funeral will be held from the family residence this morning at 9 o'clock, Rev. C. J. Clausen officiating. The interment will be made at Buffalo.



From Victor Herald 26 June 1903

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -
The funeral of Jerome Reid, who died Friday morning, was held from his late home, Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. Newton W. Bates officiating. Mr. Reid had been a great sufferer since last December, and death came as a blessed release. The deceased was 70 years old. Besides his wife, three children are left: Mrs. Dr. Head of Madison, Wis., Homer J. Reid of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Lewis Stein of this place. Interment was made in the Rural cemetery.



From Victor Herald 25 April 1903

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. Mary Reid, who died at Owego Easter Sunday, was held from her late home in this village, Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Mr. Mellen of Honeoye Falls, assisted by Rev. Mr. Bates, officiated. Mrs. Reid was the wife of Rev. H. H. Reid and leaves, besides one son, Herbert Reid of New York City; two brothers, Agustus Brown of New York City, and Henry C. Brown of this village. Interment was made in the Rural cemetery in the family plot.



From Ontario County Chronicle 23 September 1903

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - John B. Reifsteck
died of heart disease at his home in Pleasant street on Monday morning, aged 54 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Florence of this place, and Mrs. Laura Spike of Vine Valley. funeral services will be held at the house Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. V. A. Sage of the Baptist church. Interment at Overackers on Thursday.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 April 1909

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
The funeral services of the late James Reiley of Rochester were held on Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the St. Felix Catholic church in Clifton Springs, and the burial was made in St. Agnes Cemetery, where his wife was buried 21 years ago. Mr. Reiley was 79 years of age. He is survived by a son living in Geneva and a daughter who lives in Rochester.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 May 1904

Canandaigua, N. Y. -
The deadly electric current claimed another victim here yesterday afternoon. Thomas Reilly, twenty-one years old, employed by his father, Thomas Reilly, an iceman, had gone about three o'clock to the Fountain cafe to deliver the day's supply of ice, which was placed in the coolers at the cellar of the cafe. While an assistant was handling the ice, young Reilly went across the cellar to the place where a movable incandescent lamp was located. He grasped the lamp in one hand and the wires in another and moved back to the place where the light was needed. His hands were damp from handling ice, and as he passed across a wet spot on the cellar bottom his companion heard an outcry and a fall. Going to his side he found him lying face downward across the wire. Frightened, the man ran upstairs, and told the proprietors of the cafe what he feared -- that Reilly had been shocked by electricity. Martin Muldoon, one of the proprietors, hastened to the spot and grasping Reilly's feet, dragged the unconscious man away from the wet spot. Dr. H. C. Buell was called and efforts were made to restore respiration, but without success. Two small burnt spots on Reilly's left hand told the story. He had been electrocuted by a sixteen candle power lamp, and on investigation it was found that the insulation was worn off in spots all along the wire. Who is responsible for the death will be determined later. The electric light purveyors, through Manager J. H. Pardee, say they have no cause to believe that more than the usual 110 volts were passing through the wire at the time Reilly grasped it. They lay stress upon the fact that his hands and feet were wet when he took hold of the uninstalled portion of the wire.



From Geneva Daily Times 22 May 1897

Thomas Reilly, aged sixty-seven years, died at 6:30 o'clock this morning. The deceased was a farmer and for a long time lived across the lake and was well-known in Geneva. His death occurred at the Church Home Hospital where he has been receiving treatment for about two weeks for asthma. He was a native of Ireland and came to this country fifty years ago. He was a kind-hearted man and in a quiet, unostentatious way made many friends who will esteem his memory. He is survived by one son, Michael, of this city, and a daughter, Katherine, who keeps house for her brother. The funeral will occur Monday from St. Francis de Sales church. 



From Geneva Gazette 28 February 1896

The death of Mrs. Wm. H. Reilly, occurring on the 22d inst., has caused profound sorrow among a wide circle of relatives and friends.  As all know she was a daughter of John H. Meehan of Phelps, formerly of Geneva. Her funeral took place last Monday and was very largely attended.  High mass was celebrated at St. Francis de Sales Church, Rev. Father Garvey officiating.  Father McDonald, who was at her bedside when she died, blessed the corpse. The pall bearers were Wm. O'Brien, Frank Rogers, John Delaney, Charles Leonard, Richard Griffin and Timothy O'Brien. A large delegation of friends from Phelps, the former home of the deceased, including members of the C. M. B. A. of that place, were in attendance at the funeral. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 21 February 1896

Mrs. William H. Reilly
died at her home last night from blood poisoning. Mrs. Reilly's life has been despaired of for several days and although medical skill did all in its power to prolong life, the end came yesterday, quietly and peacefully, and the soul of a noble, Christian woman passed to its eternal reward. Mrs. Reilly was born in Phelps, and moved to Geneva only a short time ago. Several days ago a baby girl arrived at the Reilly home, and since that time the mother gradually failed until the end came. Besides her husband, William A. Reilly, who travels for Jacob Thalman & Son, the little babe survives. A large circle of friends will deeply regret the sad occurrence.



From Neopolitan Record 23 December 1885

Jacob Reisinger, Monday, died at his daughter's, Mrs. Baather, on lower Main St. Mr. Reisinger came to this country from Germany six years ago, and settled in this town where he has proved himself an industrious upright man and was respected by all who knew him. The funeral will be held from the Catholic Church on Thursday of this week at half-past ten o'clock. His age was 68.



From Naples News 10 September 1930

Mrs. Rose Reisinger,
wife of Frederick A. Reisinger, died at Memorial hospital, Canandaigua, early last Saturday morning, from the effects of goitre operation. Mrs. Reisinger was 45 years old, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Manning of Italy Valley. Her mother passed away several years ago. She is survived by her husband; two sons, Francis of Clifton Springs and Lawrence of Wayland; four daughters, Margaret and Helen of Naples, Mrs. Caroline Crane of Belfast; and Mrs. Marian Brown of Naples; two brothers, Melvin and George Manning of Italy Valley; also several grandchildren. Mrs. Reisinger was married on January 1, 1904, and had always lived in Naples since her marriage. Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning at nine o'clock from St. Januarius Catholic church. The Requiem Mass was celebrated by Rev. Ferdinand Scheid, pastor of St. Michael's church Rochester, a former pastor of the church and the burial in Rose Ridge cemetery. Her father, Frank Manning, survives her. Mrs. Reisinger's funeral was largely attended and the contribution of flowers was lavish and beautiful. The following Priests were present in the Sanctuary, Rev. Joseph Gefell of Holy Family Church, Rochester; Rev. William Frank, St. Pius church, Cohocton; Rev. Cornelius Hogan of St. Andrews Seminary, Rochester; Rev. George Doud of Naples. The absolution at the grave was give by Rev. Joseph Gefell. She had many friends here to mourn her loss with the bereaved family. There was a daily beauty about her life which won every heart.



From Ontario County Journal 12 June 1914

The death of Mrs. Anna Remer occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Abner W. Gilbert, Washington street, on Tuesday afternoon, following an illness of six months. Deceased was born in Kalamazoo, Mich., on Nov. 15, 1841, and had resided in this vicinity for many years. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Gilbert of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Max Reubenstein of Holcomb; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon. Herbert L. Gaylord officiated. Interment was in Woodlawn.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 18 September 1907

Victor, N. Y. -  Mrs. Louis L. Remer,
who has been ill since last February, died at the family home in West Main street, on Thursday morning of last week, at the age of 45 years. She was formerly Miss Belle Grinnell, the daughter of John and Eleanor Grinnell, and her early life was spent in the vicinity of Farmington. She was a faithful member of the Methodist church, and was a kind and lovable woman. Besides her husband, four children survive her: Maynard F., of Canandaigua; Jay B., Earl and Neva, residing at home; and one sister and one brother, Mrs. John Stewart and Frank Grinnell, both living in Macedon. The funeral was held at the home on Saturday afternoon, Rev. Lorren Stiles of the Methodist church officiating. Interment in the Farmington cemetery.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 4 April 1906

Thursday afternoon the New York Central passenger train, which leaves this station for Rochester at 4:23 p.m., when at a point just west of the brick yard crossing, struck and fatally injured Oscar F. Remer, who is thought to have been walking along the track toward the town. Mr. Remer, who, had he lived, would have been eighty years old the 24th of this month, has not been regarded as mentally competent for over a year past. For the past three years, Mr. Remer, who was a retired farmer, has resided with his son-in-law, A. W. Gilbert, of this place. Thursday forenoon he wandered away from the house and when he did not return as usual at noon, the family began to be alarmed concerning him, and Mr. Gilbert, surmising that he might have started toward Holcomb where he had another daughter living, telephoned to the brick yard office and was informed from there that the old man had appeared there and inquired the way to Holcomb, and when last seen was walking along the Batavia road tracks in the direction of that village.

Thereupon word was sent to the station agent at Holcomb to notify the trainmen on the incoming passenger train to look out for him. They did so, but when the train reached this station, the conductor reported that he had seen nothing of the man. Nothing further was heard of him until the engineer of the outbound passenger at 4:23 saw him walking along the track toward the train. Upon his failure to heed the danger signal, the engineer endeavored to stop his train, but before it could be brought under control, the pilot beam on the engine had struck and hurled him to one side of the track. The train was at once brought to a stop and the injured man was taken aboard. He was still alive but unconscious and died before the train reached Victor. His skull was crushed directly across the forehead and his right shoulder and arm were badly crushed and broken, but his lower limbs were uninjured, showing that the cow catcher could not have struck him fairly. As soon as the remains were taken off at Victor, Coroner Warner was notified but was unable to identify the body until a telephone message from Mr. Gilbert informed him that Mr. Remer was missing, when he at once recognized him as the dead man. Mr. Remer, during his years of active life, was a well-known farmer of the town of East Bloomfield, was well-known as being fond of and the owner of good horses. In politics he was a Republican and was always interested in public affairs. Mr. Remer was twice married. His first wife, who was a Miss Adams, died in 1863, and their son, Ulman Remer, resides in Kansas. His second wife was Miss Quick of East Bloomfield, and she as well as two daughters, Mrs. Max Rubenstein of East Bloomfield, and Mrs. A. W. Gilbert, of this place, survive him. The funeral was held Saturday from the residence of his daughter in East Bloomfield, and the remains were interred in the Methodist cemetery there.



From Shortsville Enterprise 5 March 1931

The death of Jacob B. Remery, a well-known farmer of this section, occurred at his home, just south of Shortsville, on the Shortsville-Chapin road, last Thursday after an extended illness. His age was 71 years. Mr. Remery was a native of Holland, having been born on December 18, 1859. He served in the army of his native land, and came to America in the year 1883. He first located at Palmyra and then owned farms near Phelps and Canandaigua. He removed to this section about 15 years ago, purchasing at that time the William Lewis farm, where he died. The survivors are four sons, John Remery of Lyons, Peter Remery of Clifton Springs and Andrew and Florimond Remery, who reside at home; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Maslyn of Clifton Springs and Mrs. Jacob DeGrave of Atkinson, Ill.; also five grandchildren. Funeral services were held from St. Dominic's church on Saturday morning with interment in St. Rose cemetery, Shortsville.



From Ontario County Times 21 April 1875

Announcement is made of the death of Mr. Emory B. Remington, of the well-known banking firm of Williams & Remington, in this place. The deceased had long been suffering from a tendency to pulmonary affection, which ultimately developed into confirmed consumption. He was confined to his home most of the time for several months before he died, and probably the severity of the past winter hastened the fatal termination. Mr. Remington was widely and favorably known as a business man, deservedly esteemed for his many excellent qualities, and surrounded by a large circle of warmly attached friends, to whom his early death, although not unexpected, will be the occasion of profound and lasting grief.



From Ontario County Journal 28 February 1896

Naples, N. Y. -
The death of George Remington occurred Wednesday afternoon of last week, Feb. 19. He was 42 years old and a native Neapolitan well-known in this section. His death from heart failure was very sudden. He was owner of the Benjamin block and had rooms therein, never having been married. There was a large attendance of business men at the funeral on Saturday.



From Ontario County Journal 12 March 1897

Phelps, N. Y. -
Died at the home of M. Needham, March 4, of bronchitis, Edward Renehen, an old resident of this town, aged 80 years. The funeral was held last Saturday from St. Frances church.



From Geneva Daily Times 1 May 1913

Clifton Springs, April 30 -
At 9 o'clock this morning at the St. Felix Catholic church, were held the funeral services of the late Mrs. Ellen Renehan, whose death occurred on Monday. About ten days ago, Mrs. Renehan fell and fractured her hip from which she was unable to rally. She was eighty-six years old and was born in Ireland. She had lived in this village for some time. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Mrs. F. Renehan, with whom she lived and several grandchildren. The burial was made in the St. Agnes cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 25 June 1909

Naples, N. Y. -
The burial of Stephen Rennoldson in Rose Ridge cemetery took place on Tuesday. He died in Newark on June 20, aged 47 years. Mr. Rennoldson was a long time resident of this vicinity. His father came here when he was a lad and settled in Gulick. About 10 years ago, Stephen, having married, moved with his family to Newark. His only son, Thomas, came back to Naples two years ago and engaged in mercantile business. A brother, A. J. Rennoldson, lives here. His wife and two daughters also survive him, and a sister, Mrs. Swink, of Dansville. The body arrived on Monday evening, and the funeral was held from the home of his brother, Rev. S. T. Harding officiating.



From Geneva Daily Times 11 February 1909

Abigail B. Renwick,
aged 59 years, died yesterday afternoon at her home in Halls Corners. She leaves one son, George B. Renwick of Halls Corners, one daughter, Mrs. John Scott Clubb of Rochester; and one sister, Mrs. Emma F. Burch of Branchport. The funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house, Rev. A. B. Temple of Number Nine church will officiate and burial will be in the Union Church Cemetery.


From Geneva Gazette 5 October 1883

JAMES RENWICK - Intelligence is received of the sudden death from diphtheria, on Saturday the 29th ult., of this former and well-known resident of Seneca.  It occurred at his new-found home in far-off Dakota.  His father was a successful and highly esteemed merchant of Hall's Corners, a good knowledge of which business was imparted to the son.  The latter associated with G. M. Whedon, succeeded to the business soundly established at Stanley by the late Hon. Seth Stanley, which prospered as long as he remained therein.  But he caught "the western fever", and was among the pioneers to the much-vaunted territory of Dakota.  A prosperous career, such as ever follows industry, energy and integrity, would no doubt have resulted from his western enterprise, had it not been thus cut short by a relentless disease.  A multitude of friends in Old Ontario will grieve at his sudden and unexpected decease.  Among other relatives surviving are his aged and invalid mother; also Mrs. Levi Canfield, a sister, both of Geneva.



From Ontario County Times 19 February 1890

Reed's Corners, N. Y. - 
The community was saddened to learn on last Monday morning of the death of Mrs. John Renwick, which occurred on Sunday evening about eleven o'clock. Her death was caused by pneumonia, resulting from grippe.



From Ontario County Journal 12 May 1916

The death of of John W. Renwick, a farmer living near Reed Corners, who had resided upon the farm where he died many years, occurred suddenly on May 3. Mr. Renwick rose about 5 o'clock, as was his custom, and went to the barn. He had gone to the upper floor, and as he did not return, search was made by a hired man, who found his lifeless body. Mr. Renwick was 76 years of age and came with his parents, Walter and Isabelle Crosier Renwick, to the farm at the age of 12 years. He had been subject to attacks of heart trouble for some time and had not been feeling well the day before his death. Since giving up farm work several years ago, he had been active in other ways. Being fond of using the needle, he took up the very unusual work for a man -- that of embroidery. Several pairs of pillow cases were specimens of beautiful work in that line, done by him at the age of 75, for gifts to his daughters. He was also adept at the spinning wheel, having woven, several years ago, a piece of linen for towels. The deceased is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Alexander Chalmers, who resides near Amsterdam; Mrs. Edward Kelly, of Gorham, and Miss Ada Renwick, who resided with her father. The funeral was held from his late home on Friday afternoon. Dr. John McColl, former pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiated. Burial was in the local cemetery, "Hill Crest".



From Ontario County Journal 30 March 1877

Reed's Corners, N. Y. - Mrs. Robert Renwick
died on Monday evening last, aged about 38 years. The funeral was held at the late residence one mile east of here on Wednesday at 12 o'clock.  Her remains were deposited in the cemetery near Gorham village.  Mrs. Renwick was a pleasant and amiable woman, respected by all who knew her.



From Geneva Gazette 19 October 1877

Walter Renwick,
a former resident of Seneca, a most worthy and highly esteemed man, died in Gorham on the 10th inst.



From Ontario County Journal 19 December 1890

Reed's Corners, N. Y. - Mrs. Renwick, wife of the late Walter Renwick, died at the home of her son on Friday morning. The funeral was held from the house on Sunday. We understand she was in her ninety-first year.



From Geneva Daily Times 11 June 1908

Canandaigua, N. Y. -
Yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock Daniel Reubens of Manchester died from injuries received at the Lehigh Valley Railroad yards at Manchester at noon, when he was struck by a locomotive that passed over his right leg, severing it and mangling the lower parts of his body. Reubens was about 20 years old and his mother and several brothers and sisters reside at Irondequoit. His father was burned to death at the Lehigh roundhouse at Manchester about a year ago.



From Ontario County Journal 2 February 1917

Edwin Reynolds,
a highly esteemed resident of this town, died on Monday morning at 4 o'clock at his home on the Canandaigua road. Mr. Reynolds died on the 83d anniversary of his birth. He had been in feeble health for many months, having suffered from paralysis. He was born in 1834 in the town of Northeast, Duchess county, and when two years old came to Palmyra with his parents, Isaac and Sarah Reynolds. The family, parents and five small children, came to this section by packet boat on Erie canal. Isaac Reynolds purchased a 300 acre farm comprising the present Tilden farm and the Reynolds homestead. The Tilden residence, still standing, was the family residence. Edwin Reynolds married Miss Sarah Doty, of Columbia county, 59 years ago. Three children blessed the union, Mrs. S. D. Adriance of Oakland, Cal.; Henry Reynolds and Miss Maria Reynolds, all of whom survive. Mrs. Edwin Reynolds passed away many years ago. All Mr. Reynolds' married life was passed at the Reynolds homestead where he died. He was a successful farmer and a man of upright life and of a genial disposition. He was a member of the First Baptist church of Palmyra and had acted as deacon for over 40 years. He led a Bible class for men the same length of time and was foremost in the councils of the church. He was also prominent in the Palmyra grange. The funeral services were held yesterday, Rev. John L. Cann, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating, and interment was in Palmyra cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 6 April 1894

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Emma E.,
wife of W. G. Reynolds, died on Wednesday, March 28, of asthma, aged 72 years. The funeral services were held on Friday and the remains taken to Canandaigua for interment. On Thursday, March 29, W. G. Reynolds, who had been arranging for the funeral of his wife, who died the day before, fell and broke two ribs, and, it is feared sustained internal injuries.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 10 February 1922

Geneva, Feb. 9 - Hamlin W. Reynolds, of No. 145 William street, died this morning at his sisterís farm at Burdett, after a long illness. Mr. Reynolds was for many years engineer at the Geneva Hygienic Institute, now known as the Pulteney Apartments. He was a member of the First Methodist Church and was always deeply interested in its activities. He is survived by three sons, Bird Reynolds, of Syracuse; Chester Reynolds, of Santiago, Cal, and Fletcher Reynolds, of Indianapolis; one daughter, Mrs. J. C. Knapp, of this city and Burdett, and one niece, Miss Alice Knapp, of Geneva.



From Geneva Gazette 3 March 1840

In Seneca, on the 28th ult., Mrs. Harriet Reynolds, aged 23 years, of hemorrhage of the lungs, occasioned by a small brass cap or tube, from the arm of an umbrella, swallowed and lodged in some part of the chest, when a child three years old.  She was a member of the Presbyterian church, and in her death, as well as life, she exemplified to the world the benign influence of the christian religion.



From Geneva Gazette 8 May 1896

Mrs. Harriet,
wife of Simeon Reynolds, died at her home on North St. last Saturday night, after being many years an invalid. The surviving family consists of a husband, two sons the three daughters. Her funeral was held at the house last Tuesday at 1 o'clock. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 29 July 1918

Geneva, July 28 - Mrs. Harriet P. Reynolds,
widow of the late James F. Reynolds, aged 78 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marlow, Kirkwood avenue last evening at 6 o'clock. She is survived by three sons, Frederick Reynolds of Corning; Merton Reynolds of Albany; and William Reynolds of Dresden; one daughter, Mrs. Albert Marlow of this city. A short prayer service will be held at the home of Mrs. Marlow on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock, with Rev. Mr. Topping, of the First Methodist church, officiating, after which the body will be taken to Dresden where the funeral service will be held at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. Mr. Ether of the Methodist Episcopal church officiating. Interment will be made in Evergreen cemetery at Dresden.



From Geneva Daily Times 15 April 1908

Herbert G. Reynolds,
formerly alderman from the Sixth ward, passed away at 4:40 yesterday afternoon at the City Hospital after an illness of about four weeks. The deceased was 48 years old. He was born in Auburn but for the past 18 years he had resided in this city. Besides his widow, he is survived by one son, John G. Reynolds, of Spokane, Wash.; one brother, Junius Reynolds of Kelloggsville, N. Y.; one half-brother, Charles Reynolds of Junius; and three sisters, Mrs. Anna LeRoy of Philadelphia, Mrs. Mary F. Barnes of Auburn, and Mrs. Ella Parcell of Niles, N. Y. The funeral will take place from the residence, No. 168 East North street, tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. W. K. Towner, pastor of the Baptist church, will officiate and interment will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 7 December 1909

The funeral of Isaac Reynolds will take place from the family residence in the Town of Seneca tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. A. B. Temple of the Number Nine Presbyterian church will officiate and burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery. The deceased was survived by his widow; three sons, Edwin of Sunbury, Pa., J. Henry of Redlands, Cal., and William of Seneca; three daughters, Mrs. Norman Fisher and Mrs. Samuel Pearce of Rushville and Miss Mary Reynolds of Seneca.



From Geneva Daily Times 6 December 1909

Mrs. Isaac Reynolds
of Seneca died yesterday afternoon at about 3:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Norman Fisher, in Rushville, where she was visiting. She was about 77 years old. Her husband died just one year ago yesterday. She leaves three sons, William of Seneca, J. Henry Reynolds of California and Edward of Sunbury, Pa.; and three daughters, Anne of Seneca, Mrs. Norman Fisher and Mrs. Samuel Pierce of Rushville. The funeral will take place from the house Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Rev. A. B. Temple will officiate and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Geneva.



From Geneva Daily Times 19 January 1911

James Reynolds,
of No. 312 William street, was drowned in the Cayuga and Seneca canal at a point a short distance north of the Lake street bridge last evening. The drowning is believed to have been accidental although there is some mystery as to the reason why Mr. Reynolds went to the spot where he fell into the water, Coroner Flint, after investigating the case today, decided that an inquest was unnecessary and a certificate of death from accidental drowning was issued.

Mr. Reynolds, who has been employed by the various nursery firms in this vicinity, was a well-known resident of the city. His widow, five sons and two daughters, all of this city, survive. The drowning of Mr. Reynolds was peculiar from the fact that the accident occurred near the New York Central station, and the cries of the man attracted the attention of a number of those about the station so that rescuers must have been within a few feet of him when he sank. The first intimation of the accident came about 7:30 o'clock when a loud cry of distress and an appeal for help was heard by those at the station. The cry came from the east bank of the canal at a point near the Nester malt house. Patrolman J. McNerney, who was at the station, rushed to the canal, and finding that the man was on the opposite side, called to him to keep up until he could reach him and then hurried as fast as possible to get to the opposite bank. To do this, it was necessary to run to Lake street, cross the bridge there and then follow the path on the east side of the canal to the place where the man was. The distance is about 11,000 feet but the officer covered it in a remarkably short time. He was not quick enough, however, for when he reached the spot, there was no trace of the man. A searching party was then organized and Officer McNerney, Bert Cronk, Undertaker Fletcher and others worked for an hour in the vicinity. Finally the body was located near the west bank of the canal. The body was taken to the baggage room of the New York Central, and as there seemed to be no signs of life, Dr. Charles Nieder was summoned. The physician and others worked over the man for almost an hour but all efforts failed to restore him to consciousness and the body was then removed to the undertaking rooms of Devaney and Fletcher. From a description given, the remains were partially identified at the station by Charles Reynolds, a son of the drowned man, and later Mr. Reynolds made a positive identification. This morning the remains were removed to the home of Mr. Reynolds in William street.

Following the recovery of the body last evening, Officer McNerney traced the course taken by Mr. Reynolds that showed that after crossing the Lake street bridge, that he went down the steps leading to the path which runs along the Malt house and continued on this path until he came to a yacht which was tied to the dock. The footprints in the snow lead to the boat and it is supposed that Mr. Reynolds stepped on the boat and then fell from it into the water. It is the belief of the officials that the man, while getting down Lake street, became confused in some manner and walked to the bank of the canal, probably supposing that he was taking a short cut in the direction of the Central station.



From Ontario County Journal 6 January 1899

One of Canandaigua's oldest residents, Mrs. Joan Reynolds, died at her home on Park street on Sunday, aged 71 years. She was born in Ireland and came to this village 54 years ago. She leaves two children, Joseph P. Reynolds of this village, and Mrs. Arthur Ferris of Batavia. The funeral was held from St. Mary's church on Tuesday morning.



From Shortsville Enterprise 26 July 1912

While working in the garden at his farm home in the northwestern part of the town of Farmington last week Friday, John Reynolds, a well-known resident, dropped dead. His age was about 85 years. Coroner D. A. Eiseline of Grove street was called to view the remains and he pronounced death due to heart disease. Mr. Reynolds was born in Ireland and came to the United States in 1866, locating in the town of Farmington, which had since been his home. He is survived by three sons, Darby, of Michigan; John, of Farmington, and William of Rochester; and two daughters, Mrs. Clara Mitchell and Miss Mary Reynolds, both residents of Palmyra. The funeral obsequies were held from St. Patrick's church at Macedon on Monday morning and the interment was made in the Catholic cemetery at Palmyra.



From Geneva Daily Times 14 September 1910

Rushville, N. Y. - 
Monday morning at about 8 o'clock, Mrs. Rosetta Reynolds, widow of William Reynolds, died at the home of her son, Frank, about three and a half miles east of this village, at the age of 73 years and 10 months. She was the oldest of five children born to Abel and Ruby Whitman in the town of Italy. Her husband died several years ago. For a number of months, twelve or more, she had been failing. About four weeks ago she grew worse but did not give up until last Thursday when she took to her bed. Sunday evening she suffered a shock of paralysis and another one Monday morning. Both were slight. The first one affected her speech to some extent, but only for a time. She is survived by one son, Frank Reynolds, and one daughter, Mrs. William Kinnear, two step-children, Urban Reynolds and Mrs. Cyrus Robson; two brothers, Adelbert and Otis, and one sister, Mrs. Martha Carey. Another sister, Mrs. Frank Dunton, died a few years ago. She also leaves several grandchildren, nephews and nieces. The funeral services were held this afternoon at two o'clock from the home of her son, Frank. Rev. Harsey King officiated. The body was laid at rest by the side of her husband in the village cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 15 January 1942

Word has been received of the death of Dr. Roswell Towsley Reynolds, 83, former Geneva dentist, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ernest Ambrose, Montreal, Can. Besides his daughter, he leaves one sister, Mrs. Lula Newman of Toledo, O., and three grandchildren. Dr. Reynolds was a graduate of the Baltimore Dental College and practiced here for fifty years before leaving Geneva in 1925. The body will be brought here and funeral services held Monday from Trinity Episcopal Church.



From Ontario County Times 3 February 1886

Seneca Castle, N. Y. - 
Last Tuesday evening, Mrs. S. F. Reynolds went into her chamber to attend to her housekeeping duties, and suddenly fell to the floor in an insensible condition. The noise of the fall caused the family to go up stairs to ascertain what the trouble was. They found life nearly extinct; in fact, she breathed but a few times afterward. It is supposed that some affection of the heart was the cause of death. The funeral will take place next Sunday morning at the Presbyterian church.



From Ontario County Times 23 December 1891

Farmington, N. Y. -  Mrs. Sarah Reynolds,
widow of the late Isaac Reynolds, died on Wednesday last at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Johnson. She had been in feeble health for several weeks, but her final illness continued about twenty days, and at times the inroads of disease caused her much pain. When the end came, she was fully prepared, and she passed away as happily in her Lord as she had faithfully and consistently lived for many years. She had attained the 90th year of her age. Her funeral was on Friday at the Friends meeting house.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 February 1908

The funeral of Simeon Reynolds, who died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary F. Barnes, No. 113 Wall street, Auburn, will take place tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock in Auburn and the remains will be brought to this city on the 12:15 train. H. G. Reynolds of this city is a son of the deceased. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Clifton Springs Press 16 January 1902

William T. Reynolds
was born in Dutchess County, N. Y., and died at his home just west of the village of Gypsum, January 12, 1902, aged seventy-nine years and three months. When a young man he moved to the State of Wisconsin, and remained there twenty-five years. During that time he enlisted in the 19th Regiment, U. S. Infantry, and served three and one-half years in the Civil War. Mr. Reynolds has been a great and patient sufferer for many years, and a severe wound received while in the service necessitated the amputation of an arm a few years since. The true old veteran has been cared for by his faithful daughter, Mrs. Chas. Chapin, and his comrades of the G. A. R. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Gypsum on Tuesday afternoon, and was attende by a good number of friends and neighbors. Rev. Dr. J. Easter officiated. The interment was made in a cemetery at Canandaigua under the auspices of Gordon Granger Post, where he was laid beside his wife, whose death occurred quite a long time ago. Several children and grandchildren are left to mourn his loss.



From Ontario County Journal 29 May 1896

Phelps, N. Y. - John Rhenberry,
living on West Main street, died on Tuesday evening of consumption, following the la grippe, aged 78 years. A wife and several children survive. The funeral will be held at St. Francis' church this forenoon.



From Ontario County Journal 27 February 1914

The funeral services of Mrs. Mary L. Rhind, wife of Duncan Rhind, whose death occurred at her home on the Geneva turnpike on Monday evening, took place yesterday afternoon. Rev. Joseph H. France, of Naples, was the officiating clergyman. Death was due to pleurisy, following an illness of several weeks. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Rhind was born in Rochester Feb. 29, 1852. She was a member of the Presbyterian church in this place and for many years a teacher in the Sunday school. Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Louis D. Rhind; and two sisters, Miss Cora Lewis and Mrs. Ada Brundage of Rochester.



From Ontario County Journal 24 November 1876

Stanley, N. Y. - Mr. Thomas Rhinehardt,
father of Mrs. M. D. Lawrence, died suddenly of heart disease Friday morning, the 17th, aged 75 years.  The circumstances are these:  as was his custom, he went to the barn on the morning aforesaid, for the purpose of milking; and the indications are that he had just begun, when life ceased to ebb, and fell from the stool partly under the cow.  His daughter, (Mrs. Lawrence), having occasion to go to the barn, thought it strange not to hear her father milking, and looked through into the cow-stall and beheld the sight as described.  She drew him from danger of the cow stepping on him and immediately summoned aid to carry him to the house.  His health had been on the decline for some time, but nothing of this nature was anticipated.  His funeral service took place at the house Sunday at 2 o'clock,  Rev. A. B. Temple presiding. From thence he was taken to the Seneca Church Cemetery and buried.



From Ontario County Times 20 June 1888

Seneca Castle, N. Y. - Dr. F. S. Rhoades,
your correspondent from this place, died on Tuesday last, after a lingering sickness, at the age of 76 years. Dr. Rhoades was born in Skaneateles, N. Y., where he obtained his primary education, advancing at the proper age to the Academy at Pompey, N. Y., and afterwards to Willoughby College, Fairfield, Ohio, where he gained his medical diploma, graduating at about 25 years of age. He thus entered practice some 50 years ago and endured all the hardships peculiar to the profession at that early period. After a temporary location in several places in Ohio, Pennsylvania and this State, he finally made a permanent stand in Seneca Castle 34 years ago. He practiced here about ten years, when his health became seriously impaired, and he was obliged to give up professional work; but his industry in other lines was notable until the day of his death. For his first wife he married Miss Margaret Ingalls Nutting, by whom he had a son, now living in Iowa, and a daughter living at home, Mrs. Parker. His second wife was Mrs. Martha A. Gould, a sister of Mr. Albert Knapp of this village. For his third wife he married Miss Loraine Sanderson, who is left his widow. Dr. Rhoades was remarkable for his kindness, his genial wit and humor, and his piety. He was a member of the Presbyterian church of which he was an elder when in Southport, N. Y. He died loved, respected and mourned by all.



From Shortsville Enterprise 11 November 1926

The death of William Rhoades, Sr., a well-known resident of Manchester, occurred suddenly at home in State street on Friday evening following a very brief illness. His age was 56 years. Mr. Rhoades had been a continuous resident of Manchester since the year of 1909, when he moved thereto from Buffalo. At the time of his death he was employed as a conductor by the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Order of Railroad Conductors, a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, and of St. St. Dominic's Catholic church at Shortsville. The survivors are his wife, Mrs. Mary Rhoades; three daughters, Mrs. Stuart Hawkes, Mrs. Arthur McArdle and Mrs. Edward O'Donnell, all of Manchester; one son, William Rhoades, Jr., of Shortsville; one brother, John Rhoades of St Ignace, Mich.; four sisters, Mrs. Michael Fenceon of St. Ignace, Mich., Mrs. Donald Buell of Minneapolis, Minn., and Mrs. Arthur DesJardine of Duluth, Mich., and Mrs. John Weinburg of Chicago; also five grandchildren. The funeral obsequies were held at 9 o'clock on Monday morning from his late home, and at 9:30 o'clock from St. St. Dominic's church, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. John J. Ganey. The remains were interred in St. Rose's cemetery, west of Shortsville.



From Shortsville Enterprise 15 April 1937

The death of Mrs. Mary L. Rhodes, a well-known resident of Manchester, occurred at her home on Friday, at the age of 60 yrs. Mrs. Rhodes was a native of Buffalo, but had made her home in Manchester for more than 25 years. She was a faithful member of St. Dominic's Catholic church and also was active in the  Ladies Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. The survivors are three daughters, Mrs. J. Stuart Hawkes and Mrs. Edward O'Donnell of Manchester and Mrs. Arthur McArdle of Willard; one son, William Rhodes of Manchester; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Bell and Mrs. Thomas Gellogly of Buffalo; two brother William and Frank Newman of Buffalo; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the home at 9 o'clock and at 9:30 from St. Dominic's church on Monday morning. The rector, Rev. John E. Napier, celebrated the solemn high mass, and was assisted by the Rev James O'Brien of Clifton Springs. The remains were laid at rest in St. Rose cemetery, Shortsville.



From Geneva Daily Times 29 June 1895

Mrs. Caroline Rice, of Hopewell, departed this life on Monday, the 24th inst.  Her age was 62 years.



From Ontario County Times 3 June 1891

Charles E. Rice,
the aged and highly respected father of Secretary of State Rice, died on Sunday of cancer of the stomach, at the home of his son, Edward Rice, in the town of Seneca, this county. He was aged 78 years. The remains were taken to the old homestead, where he and his children were born, and yesterday the funeral was attended by a large number of friends, the Rev. Mr. Webb preaching the sermon. The deceased was a prominent member of Seneca church No. 9, of which he was an elder at the time of his death. He leaves three sons, his wife having died a few weeks since.



From Geneva Gazette 20 March 1891

Obituary - Mrs. Charles Rice died at her home in Seneca on Wednesday, March 11th, aged about 75 years.  Deceased was the daughter of the late Edward Hall of Hall's Corners, a sister of Thomas W. and Edward N. Hall, and the mother of our worthy Secretary of State, Hon. Frank Rice.  She had been ill but a few days, a severe cold developing into pneumonia. The bereavement falls with most depressing effect upon her worth husband, himself an invalid.  A devout believer in the doctrines of Christianity he will seek the One Great Source for consolation and treasure the hope of a never-ending reunion beyond the grave.  A lifelong and valued friend, we extend to him most heartfelt sympathy.



From Victor Herald 24 August 1895

Last Sunday morning Ovid Jacobs had some business in the work room of his harness store about half past nine o'clock; while there he had occasion to open the side door leading to the narrow passage between the shop and the Opera house. He was horrified to see the dead body of a man lying in the corner; he summoned help and it was soon found that the lifeless form was that of Daniel Rice, the well-known carpenter, who for several years has worked in this vicinity, making his home temporarily at the Opera house when in this village. From the position of the body it was apparent that he had fallen from the top of the stairs or landing to the ground, striking on his head. A crowd soon gathered and the coroner was notified but the message failed to reach him, and it was not until about two o'clock p.m. that Dr. Mead made an examination of the body and Undertaker Curice took it to his rooms. It was found that the neck was broken, one shoulder dislocated and a bruise on the forehead. In the meantime, his brother, Wm. Rice, of East Bloomfield, arrived on the scene and directed the disposal of the remains.

Monday morning the Coroner arrived and empanneled the following jury and adjourned til Tuesday evening: John Concannon, Geo. Sisco, Chas. W. George, Z. C. Curtice, E. M. Boltwood, D. Finucan, A. Jones, Chas. Jacobs. Several parties saw Rice Saturday evening, and about eleven o'clock he was in LaBarge's billiard room for a moment to borrow some matches. He was seen to come of the alley east of the Heath building about 10 p.m. For a long time he has had a room in the northwest corner of the Opera house where he worked at times. This room is reached by a landing running along the west side of the building, but when the outside stairs to the upper room was built this landing was partly closed up, but lately Rice had rigged up a way to get on to the landing and so reach his room. Whether he fell from this landing or fell down the back stairs will never be known, but judging from the condition of the body and the position, it is hardly likely he fell down the stairway, for had he fallen down the stairs there would have been more bruises on his head and face. A number of witnesses were sworn on the inquest. Mr. Jacobs testified to finding the body, Dr. Mead to the injuries, Mr. LaBarge to seeing him in the evening. Mr. Gallup swore that he heard a noise as of someone falling down stairs about eleven o'clock that evening, several other witnesses were sworn, all giving substantially the same testimony. In addition to the facts about finding the body, etc., the witnesses all testified to the dangerous character of the landing leading to Rice's room, and to Mr. Rice's intemperate habits. A bottle of liquor was found in one of his pockets which will in a measure account for the fatal tumble. The inquest was completed Tuesday evening, and the jury rendered a verdict that the deceased came to his death by falling from the steps or landing; they also found that the steps or landing were in a very unsafe condition.

The funeral of Mr. Rice was held from the home of his brother, Wm. Rice, in East Bloomfield, Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Hudnut conducting the services. The deceased was sixty-five years of age; he leaves six children all grown to manhood. Burial in Rice Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 10 February 1893

E. H. Rice, Deceased -
The town of Seneca has lost one of its most highly esteemed and useful citizens by the death of Edward H. Rice, which occurred at his home, Hall's Corners, last Monday.  He had been failing in health for several years, seemingly the victim of consumption.  Whatever the nature of his ailment, it incapacitated him for manual labor and he was obliged to give up not only the work but even the management of his large farm and seek the retirement and rest of a quiet home.  But returning health was not vouchsafed him, and at the last he passed painlessly away, at peace with his Maker and with the world.

Mr. Rice was the second son of the late Charles Rice and an older brother of our respected Secretary of State, Hon. Frank Rice.  His home was always in Seneca, in the moral and material interests of which good old township he ever manifested a lively regard.  In political affairs and as an intelligent, lifelong Democrat, while active and uncompromising in support of party and principles, he showed the utmost consideration for those who differed with him, avoiding unseemly contentions. The afflicted widow surviving him is a sister of Edward Dixon, Esq. of Hall's. Two children are half-orphaned by this dispensation, who will hold in lasting remembrance his affectionate consideration for their welfare.



From Ontario County Times 3 October 1888

Bristol Center, N. Y. - Mr. Eli Rice
died a few days ago. He had been in poor health for a few yrs back and not able to attend to business. His funeral was held at the house last Sunday in the  afternoon, and the remains buried here at the Center.



From Ontario County Journal 25 February 1910

Mrs. George Rice
died Tuesday afternoon at her home on Gibson street at the age of 92 years. She had been ill for several months and for some weeks had been a great sufferer. Susan Wright was born at Duanesberg, Feb. 27, 1818. In early childhood she removed with her parents to Springwater and later to Livonia. In 1841 she married Guy Hayes, and after spending a few years in the west, they returned to East Bloomfield, where Mr. Hayes died. In 1868 she became the wife of George Rice, who died in 1876, and since that event, has resided in Canandaigua. Mrs. Rice leaves three sisters, Mrs. Caroline Wing of Rochester, Mrs. Maria Skinner of Tremont, Mich., and Miss Emily Wright, Gibson street, with whom she made her home; and one brother, Edwin A. Wright, Gibson street. The funeral services will be held from the home at 3 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. Guy L. Morrill officiating. Interment at East Bloomfield.



From Ontario County Journal 18 March 1910

The death of H. Joel Rice came as a shock to this community on Saturday morning. He had been ill a few weeks with pleurisy and heart trouble. Mr. Rice was one of Stanley's oldest and most highly respected citizens. He was born in 1840 and had always lived on the farm where he died, one mile northeast of this village. The farm has been in the Rice family for over 100 years. Mr. Rice was prominent in local affairs for many years, having served as supervisor and justice of the peace. He was a member of the present town board. He was a staunch Republican. He had for many years been a member and elder in the Seneca Presbyterian church and superintendent of the Sunday school, besides teaching a class for a number of years. He was a charter member and staunch supporter and had held various important offices in the grange. He had been insurance director for over 15 years. The funeral services were held from the residence on Monday afternoon and later at the Seneca church. His pastor, Rev. A. B. Temple, officiated. The services were largely attended and the floral tributes from the different organizations and friends were many and covered the casket. The deceased leaves a wife and four children, Whitney of Buffalo; Mrs. Carrie Hixford of Elmira; Charles of Hopewell; and Miss Julia Rice of Stanley. Burial was in No. Nine Cemetery.



From Phelps Citizen 26 November 1925

Funeral services for Henry J. Rice, who died from heart failure on Wednesday, November 18th, were held at the family home on Saturday. Mr. Rice is survived by his widow, who was Miss Adalina Graham; three daughters, Mrs. J. F. Gupp of Williamsport, Pa., Mrs. Edward Fitzgerald and Mrs. Mabel Anderson of Phelps; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; also one sister in Los Angeles, Calif. He had been ill for several months, suffering constantly, but his condition was serious for the last three days, during which he was unconscious. Mr. Rice was born at North Adams, Mass., August 24th, 1842, and had lived at this place on the Clifton Springs road for the past years, coming here from Sparta, Michigan.



From Ontario County Journal 22 February 1907

Stanley, N. Y. - James Rice,
an aged resident of this place, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Davie, on Sunday after a brief illness of pneumonia. The funeral services were held from the Methodist church on Tuesday, Rev. Jarvis officiating. The deceased had been a farmer resident of this place for many years. He is survived by his two daughters, Mrs. Davie and Miss Anna Rice. Mr. Rice was 83 years of age. The interment was in Gorham cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 21 January 1895

Joseph Rice,
a prominent resident of Phelps, died Friday afternoon of heart trouble, aged 77 years. The deceased leaves a wife, one son and a daughter. The funeral will be held this afternoon.



From Geneva Gazette 21 March 1890

Mrs. Harvey Rice
died in Phelps on Sunday last, aged about 62 years.  She was a daughter of the late Samuel Green of Geneva, and was married to Mr. Rice here some 45 years ago, the couple taking up residence in Phelps shortly afterwards. A few years ago a vascular tumor made its appearance on the back part of her head, which in time grew so troublesome that an operation was found necessary and it was removed, but after a few months it reappeared, becoming as bad or worse than before.  She suffered a great many hemorrhages from it which weakened her very much, causing her to take to her bed, which only at times was she able to leave.  Mrs. Rice had been an active worker in the Presbyterian Church, in which her husband is an elder, and the church loses one of its most consistent members.



From Ontario County Journal 22 April 1898

Phelps, N. Y. - Harvey Rice,
a former prominent resident of this village, died on Wednesday morning at 5:30, at the home of his son, Samuel F. Rice, at Elmira, of heart trouble, aged 77 years. The deceased, although somewhat out of health for a long time, was sick only four weeks previous to his death. His wife died several years ago. A son only survives. The remains are expected to arrive here this afternoon at 1:20, and will be met at the train by the Masonic fraternity, who will accompany the remains to the Phelps cemetery.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 20 February 1907

Stanley, N. Y. - James Rice,
one of Stanley's oldest residents, died at his home in our village Saturday afternoon, aged 83 years. He had been very feeble all winter and was attacked with the grip about a month ago and had since contracted and been suffering with pleurisy. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Emma Davis and Miss Anna Rice, both of this place. Mr. Rice was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends, a man of sterling qualities and will be sadly missed by his daughters. The funeral was held from the Stanley Methodist church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The services were conducted by Rev. Edward Jarvis.



From Geneva Advertiser 23 June 1903

Mrs. John Rice
died very suddenly at her home on West William street yesterday afternoon of heart disease. She was down street until the noon hour, and was in the store of T. F. Buckley about noon, and appeared in her usual health. Her husband is a nurseryman of the firm of John Rice & Son.



From Ontario County Journal 25 January 1895

Phelps, N. Y. - Joseph Rice,
residing one mile west of this village, died Saturday after a short illness, in his 77th year. Mr. Rice was a most estimable man of high social qualities and well-known by a host of friends and acquaintances, who together mourn his loss.



From Shortsville Enterprise 26 November 1914

Mrs. Luther Rice
died at her home in Hebron avenue on Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock, after an illness covering a period of several years from dropsy. She had been confined to her bed about a week previous to her demise. Her age was 43 years. Mrs. Rice was born in Victor on August 15, 1871. Her maiden name was Miss Ella Cummings, being a daughter of Mr. and  Mrs. Michael Cummings. She was married at Clifton Springs on June 30, 1897, to Mr. Rice, the ceremony was performed by the Rev. F. J. O'Hanlon. After her marriage she lived at Manchester for a short time and then removed to Shortsville where she had since continuously resided. She was a most faithful member of St. Dominic's Catholic Church of this village. The survivors are her husband, four sisters, Mrs. Michael Callahan, of Shortsville; Mrs. John Moran and Mrs. M. A. Welch of Honeoye Falls, and Mrs. Edward Doyle of Oskaloosa, Ia.; and three brothers, Edward Cummings of Montreal; John Cummings of Shortsville, and William Cummings of Rochester. The funeral services will be held at St. Dominic's Catholic church this Friday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by the Revs. F. J. O'Hanlon and William Ryan. The interment will follow in the Catholic cemetery in Canandaigua.



From Shortsville Enterprise 10 March 1911

The death of Luther Rice occurred at his farm home near Manchester at 5:30 o'clock on Wednesday evening, resulting from a paralytic stroke which he suffered on Saturday. He was also stricken with paralysis about six years ago. His age was 76 years. He was born and spent his entire life on the farm where he died. His father also passed his days on this farm. Mr. Rice leaves his wife; four sons, Albert and Myron of Manchester; Luther of Shortsville, and Frank of Palmyra; also one brother, Lyman Rice of Manchester. The funeral services will be held from his late home on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and will be in charge of Rev. F. E. Eden, pastor of the Manchester Baptist church, of which he was a faithful member. The burial will be made in Brookside Cemetery in this village.



From Shortsville Enterprise 28 June 1912

The death of Lyman Rice, a well-known resident of the township of Manchester, occurred at his farm home near the village of Manchester last week Tuesday evening at 8:30 o'clock. He had been in poor health for several months and his demise was attributed to old age. His age was 75 years. Mr. Rice was born in the town where he died on August 15, 1837, and his entire life was passed within its borders. The survivors are his wife and one daughter, Lydia Rice of Manchester. The funeral obsequies were held from his late home the following Thursday afternoon at 2:30 and were conducted by Rev. Hoyt F. Hill, pastor of the Manchester M. E. Church. The burial followed in Brookside Cemetery in this village.



From Ontario County Journal 24 December 1915

The death of Mrs. Mary Gibson Rice occurred on Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. L. Baxter, after several weeks illness. Deceased had been a resident of Seneca Castle for many years, but, owing to ill health, for which she had spent some weeks at The Health Home at Canandaigua and improved, came to her daughter's home and had planned to go the past
week to her home at Seneca Castle, when she was taken worse and on Saturday morning passed away. Her age was 59 years. Funeral services were held from her home at Seneca Castle on Tuesday. Her pastor, Rev. E. Grosh, of the Presbyterian church, officiated, and burial was made in Whitney cemetery. There survive her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Nellie Baxter of Stanley; three sisters, Mrs. John R. Whitney of Niagara Falls, Mrs. Lula McIntosh and Mrs. Irish of Seneca Castle; one brother, of Therbold, Canada; and her aged mother, who lives at Niagara Falls.



From Ontario County Repository & Messenger 5 June 1872

Died in Gorham, on the 14th ult., Olney J. Rice, aged 64 years. He leaves a widow, two sons and three daughters to mourn their loss. The deceased was one of the early settlers of the town, and has been for many years past quite an extensive dealer in wool and fruits. The loss will be severely felt by the whole community in which he lived, and more especially among the business men with whom he extensively dealt.



From Geneva Daily Times 24 November 1905

Stanley, N. Y. - Rose M. Rice,
22 years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Rice of this village, died at the Rochester City Hospital yesterday morning. She had been a sufferer from inflammatory rheumatism for nearly two years which seriously affected the heart action. The deceased was popular with a large circle of friends. She graduated from the Geneva High school with the class of 1903. She is survived, besides her parents, by two brothers, H. W. Rice of Buffalo and Charles A. Rice of Stanley and two sisters, Mrs. W. U. Rixford of Elmira and Miss Julia Rice of Stanley. The burial will be at Number Nine cemetery and the service will be held from the house at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 December 1910

Samuel L. Rice,
aged 71 years, died yesterday morning at 2 o'clock at the home of his son, Leroy Rice, about one mile north of Clyde. For the past sixteen years, the deceased has made his home with his son. He previously had resided in Geneva, also at Waterloo. He is survived by one son, Leroy Rice; one daughter, Mrs. Warren Pontius of Geneva; two sisters, Mrs. Juliet Russell of Cortland and Mrs. Delia Van Antwerp of Vesper, N. Y. A short funeral service will be held at the house tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.



From Geneva Gazette 16 July 1897

KILLED BY LIGHTNING !   Thomas Rice the Victim  !  -
About 4 o'clock last Sunday afternoon, Thomas Rice was instantly killed by a lightning bolt.  He was at home on West street, near William.  A storm was raging, almost continuous flashes of lightning, heavy reverberations of thunder and the rain descending in a deluge.  Mr. Rice ascended to the chamber part of his dwelling and was in the act of shutting a window when he received a fatal shock.  The bolt struck an outside stovepipe projecting from the chimney, glanced in at the window where Rice was standing, and struck his left foot, ripping open and destroying his shoe; then passed to the left breast and neck making scars.  He fell gasping to the floor, and in a few moments death ensued.  His wife sustained a severe electric shock, but hearing his fall managed to ascend to the room where she found him prostrate on the floor and gasping his last.  She was made frantic by this sudden and tragic bereavement. Mr. Rice was aged 33 years and leaves two children, aged respectively five and three years.  He was foreman of a large force of nursery hands employed by Messrs. William and Thos. J. Smith -- a faithful and intelligent employee.

He was the oldest son of John Rice, a prosperous cultivator of nursery stock.  Thomas had an extensive acquaintance in Geneva and was popular with all. He was an ardent young Democrat and "a hustler" at elections in getting voters to the polls. His tragic taking off casts a deep gloom over a large circle of friends.  To the bereaved the GAZETTE offers sincere condolence.

When the body of the ill-fated man was more thoroughly examined, it was ascertained that the subtile fluid took effect on his neck and passed down his left side to his foot, leaving a red line (which afterwards turned dark) to mark its fatal course. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 29 January 1933

Canandaigua, N. Y., Jan. 28 - Uri B. Rice,
68, of East Bloomfield, died in the Memorial Hospital yesterday after a lingering illness. He was born in East Bloomfield and had been a lifelong resident of that town. He leaves a son and a daughter, George W. Rice of this city, and Mrs. Anna Lightfoote of Massilon, Ohio; three brothers and a sister, Luther N. and William Rice of Canandaigua, O. C. Rice and Miss Jennie Rice of East Bloomfield. Funeral services will be held at the home of his son in West Avenue Monday at 2 o'clock with burial in Rice Cemetery, East Bloomfield.



From Ontario County Chronicle 16 December 1903

Wednesday night, in the town of East Bloomfield, occurred the death of Mrs. William Rice, aged 76 years. She is survived by her husband, four sons, Luther and William Rice, Jr., of Canandaigua; Uriah Rice of East Bloomfield and Eben Rice, who is at present in the west. One daughter also survives, Miss Jennie Rice of East Bloomfield. The funeral was held on Saturday at 2 p.m. from the late home of the deceased.



From Ontario County Journal 2 June 1911

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
The funeral of William Rice, a lifelong resident of this town, was held from his home at Holcomb on Tuesday afternoon, being conducted by Rev. W. D. Robinson. Interment was in Rice cemetery. Mr. Rice's death occurred on Saturday evening at the age of 88. He is survived by one daughter, Miss Jennie Rice of this town; and four sons, Luther and William of Canandaigua, and Chapin and U. B. Rice of East Bloomfield.



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