"Rich" to Riz" Obituaries



From Canandaigua Chronicle 23 January 1907

Shortsville, N. Y. -  Mrs. Laura Seel Rich,
wife of Charles Rich, died at her home in Rochester on Friday.



From Ontario County Journal 13 October 1876

Mr. Andrew Richards
of Rochester, formerly of Miller's Corners, was buried Saturday, the 7th, at Miller's Corners Cemetery. His age was 93 years, 9 months and 5 days.  He was a very industrious man, having worked upon a farm all of his life, thereby accumulating a good property.  He used to cut all of the fire wood and fit it for the stove up to his removal to Rochester last June.  He also used to split rails and stakes and make fence.  Even last summer he made a long strip of post and rail fence, doing all the work with his own hands. He was never idle.  He had a good many friends, and we shall miss uncle Andrew when we pass the farm where he used to live and see the work that he done.  But he is gone and we believe to a better land where death and sorrows are never known.



From Ontario County Times 4 April 1877

We are called upon this week to chronicle the death of Mr. Benjamin Richards, a well-known citizen of Canandaigua and formerly principal of the Ontario Female Seminary. He died at his residence in this place, after a brief illness, on the 29th ult., at the age of 70 years. The deceased was a native of Washington county, in this state, and a graduate of Union college. Adopting the profession of a teacher, he followed that calling for a number of years, first we believe in Massachusetts, and subsequently in South Carolina and Virginia. In 1854 he became a resident of Canandaigua and proprietor and principal of the female seminary here. He remained in charge of that institution until about two years ago when, from causes beyond his control, it ceased to be self-sustaining and was closed. During his many years of active labor and usefulness among us, Mr. Richards was deservedly esteemed for all his earnest Christian faith and purity of character, as well as for his rate scholarly attainments and faithfulness as a teacher. His death will be sincerely regretted, especially by those who had been pupils under his charge and enjoyed the benefits of his instructions. The funeral exercises took place in the Congregational chapel on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Bayley officiating. The remains, accompanied by the several members of his family and other near relatives, were taken to Washington county for interment.



From Ontario County Journal 17 November 1882

North Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Fannie Richards,
wife of Andrew Richards, of Rochester, and daughter of Wm. Woodard, died on the 4th inst., and her remains were brought here and buried in the cemetery on the 7th inst.



From Ontario County Journal 2 May 1890

Academy, N. Y. - Mrs. Henrietta Richards,
wife of Geo. E. Richards, died on April 25th, after a protracted illness. Mrs. Richards leaves a son, two daughters, a father, a sister and three brothers to mourn her loss.



From Naples Record 7 January 1925

The death of George Eugene Richards occurred Tuesday morning, January 6, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Irving Hewitt, on East Avenue. He had been in poor health for several months, but was confined to his bed only a week with heart disease. Mr. Richards was born in South Bristol on July  30, 1849. and always resided there except for the past few winters, which he spent with his daughter in Naples. He was a lifelong Republican and served as justice of the peace for about twenty years and also as supervisor. His first wife, who was Henrietta A. Hicks, died in 1890. In 1898 he was united in marriage to Flora Treat, who died in 1910. He is survived by a son, Elwyn M. Richards of Naples; two daughters, Mrs. Irving Hewitt of Naples, and Mrs. Fred Kidman of South Bristol; and fifteen grandchildren. The funeral will be held at the Bristol Springs church on Thursday at 2 o'clock. Interment in Coye cemetery. Rev. W. T. H. Bayford, pastor of the Naples M. E. church, will officiate.



From Geneva Daily Times 2 January 1912

Mrs. Mary Richards,
wife of Milton H. Richards, died at the family home, No. 52 Genesee street, Sunday evening at 7:30 o'clock after a week's illness of pneumonia. The deceased was born at Billsboro fifty years ago. She had always resided in this city. She had been a member of the First Baptist church for 35 years. Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Warren Shaw of this city; two brothers, Charles Ludlow of Los Angeles, Cal., and Clinton Ludlow of Syracuse; one sister, Mrs. Oliver Case of Clifton Springs. The funeral will take place from the house tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. George Hertzog, of Philadelphia, a cousin of the family, will officiate and interment will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Naples News 6 October 1920

Mrs. Mary Reddout Richards
died Sunday afternoon at 5 o'olook at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Leroy Goodrich, Mechanic street. She was the daughter of Peter C. and Minnie H. Reddout and was born here January I5tb, 1893. Before her marriage to Guy E. Richards of Penn Yan, June 23, 1915, she was a successful teacher for three years, being a graduate from the Naples Training Class of 1912. Deceased is survived by her husband and two year old son, Robert, one brother, Morris; four aunts, Mrs. Anna Semans, Miss Lulu Manning, Mrs. Leroy Goodrich, Mrs. Fanny Waite and two uncles; Irving and Richard Manning. all of this village. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the home, Dr. Joseph H. France, of the Presbyterian church, officiating, and the burial was in Rose Ridge cemetery. The services were largely attended and the contribution of flowers which covered and surrounded the casket was beautiful, as Mary was loved by all who knew her.

Mary had been a patient sufferer for over two years. Last year she went with her husband and baby to Chrome, Arizona, in search of health and for a time the climate agreed with her and favorable news was received every week by her relatives here. Early last spring she returned east to the home of her aunt, Mrs. Leroy Goodrich, who had been a mother to her, nursing and caring for her tenderly to the time of her death. "Aunt Matty" as Mary called her has done all she could for her niece. To her the struggles of earth are ended and we confidently trust that like one who awakens from a troubled dream she has awakened to see life's endless morn. Her affection for friends and kindred was tender and abiding.



From Ontario County Journal 21 January 1898

Bristol Springs, N. Y. - William Richards, Sr.,
who had spent most of his life of 69 years in this vicinity, died at his home on Wednesday evening last.



From Victor Herald 9 January 1892

Miller's Corners, N. Y. - Mrs. William Richards,
who resided north of the village, died a victim of the grip last Tuesday. She leaves a large dependent family besides a young husband.



From Ontario County Journal 22 March 1912

Academy, N. Y. - Mrs. William Richards
died at her home in Academy on Sunday after an illness of about nine weeks. She was 46 years of age, and is survived by her husband and six children: Mrs. Bertha Brand of Academy, Mrs. Emma Worden and Mrs. Grace Martin of Canandaigua, Mrs. Jessie Goff of Muttonville, and Lenora and Hazel Richards of Academy, who deeply mourn her loss. The funeral services were held at the house Tuesday at 2 o'clock. Interment in the Coye cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 13 March 1914

South Bristol, N. Y. -  William P. Richards
died at his home on Saturday morning of congestion of the lungs and heart disease. He was ill only a week. Funeral services were held from his home on Sunday afternoon and interment was in Coye cemetery. Mr. Richards was born in Tioga county in 1856. In 1861 he married Miss Ida M. Tompkins, whose sad death occurred on March 17, 1912. He leaves six daughters, Mrs. Clark C. Martin of Holcomb; Mrs. Loren P. Worden, Mrs. William F. Goff, both of Canandaigua; Mrs. Arthur E. Brand of Cheshire; and the Misses Lenora and Hazel Richards of South Bristol; also two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Tuttle of Bristol Center and Mrs. Stephen Berry of Bristol Center.



From Ontario County Journal 30 November 1888

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Bickerton Richardson
died last Saturday of typhoid fever. Funeral services will be held on Monday at one p.m., Rev. Wm. Bradley officiating.



From Geneva Daily Times 25 May 1909

The remains of Edward B. Richardson, who died Sunday night at the home of  his daughter, Mrs. H. M. Carson in Williamsport, Pa., will be brought to this city, his former home, tomorrow and the funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock from the First Presbyterian church. Rev. W. W. Weller will officiate and burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 2 March 1894

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Eliza Richardson
expired on Saturday, a victim of la grippe, though having been feeble for some time. She was past 80 years, and the widow of John Richardson, who died two years ago. He was half brother to Major C. A. Richardson of Canandaigua. They leave but one child, John P. of this place. The old couple who lived happily together for more than a half century now sleep side by side in Fairview Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 28 May 1880

Francis E. Richardson,
a native Genevan, died at his residence about one mile north of the village, on Monday morning last, in the 53d year of his age. He was the youngest son of the late Christopher Richardson, and occupied the old homestead where he was born. Deceased was intelligent and companionable, a marked favorite in all circles in which he moved - Church, political and social. His fellow-townsmen repeatedly honored him with local office, the duties of which he discharged with scrupulous fidelity. He was a sterling Democrat, manifesting the liveliest interest in the success of his party's cause and candidates. Mr. Richardson was a regular attendant upon Church services - first the Associate Reformed, or as commonly called in old times, the "Seceder".  This society eventually merged in that of the second or North Presbyterian Church, and Mr. R. established his relations therewith, and of which for the last twelve years he had been one of the Trustees. His wife, who survives him, is the oldest daughter of William Wright, Esq., of the adjoining town of Seneca. He leaves also two children - a son aged about 12 years, and daughter aged 10 years.  The funeral took place yesterday from the house, his pastor, Rev. Dr. Hogarth officiating. A large concourse of sorrowing friends from village and country followed his remains to their last resting place in Washington Street Cemetery. The publisher of the Gazette mourns his loss as that of a steadfast friend and life-long patron.



From Ontario County Journal 25 April 1884

Naples, N. Y. - Frank Richardson,
who lived on the lake road, about a mile from the village, died suddenly on Sunday afternoon. He rose from the dinner table and passing into another room, fell. Blood rushed from his mouth, and in ten minutes he was dead. The bursting of a blood vessel was the cause. He had not been well for a year, and his cough during the winter was fearful. Frank was a man of about 55, and held in esteem by his neighbors. The funeral was on Tuesday. The pastor of the M. E. church, of which the deceased was a member, officiated. He leaves a wife in deep sorrow. 



From Geneva Gazette 20 March 1885

The Rev. J. B. Richardson, who has resided at the Hygienic Institute the past four years, died last Friday night of congestion of the lungs after an illness of only a few days.  He was born at Middlebury, Conn., in 1803, and was a graduate of Dartmouth College and Andover Seminary.  During a period of twenty years, he was the revered pastor of the Presbyterian church in Pittsford, N. Y.  His health becoming impaired, he was compelled to resign his charge there and he accepted the general agency of the American Bible Society for western and central New York, a position which was filled by him for a number of years most acceptably to the managers of the society.  He has resided in Geneva since 1853.  The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at the First Presbyterian church and were largely attended.



From Ontario County Times 6 April 1887

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Caroline C.,
wife of Orlando Richardson, died at her residence, in this town, on Thursday last, aged 54 years. Her remains were taken to Italy for burial.



From Ontario County Times 1 April 1868

Died in Victor, on the morning of the 13th inst., Jeremiah Richardson, Esq., in the 90th year of his age. The deceased was truly one of the Pioneers of Ontario County, having removed from Harland, Vermont, in the year 1802, and settling upon the farm upon which he died. Was an active soldier in the war of 1812, having been called by his country to aid in the struggle for independence, rendering his services upon the northern frontier of the State. The deceased was kindly buried, at his request, by his Masonic brethren, who will please accept the hearty thanks of all mourning friends, who were present to witness the sympathizing manner of paying the last sad office of respect to a brother of the "Mystic order." Peace to his venerable ashes, is the response of all who knew him; as his was a true Masonic life, his every pulsation vibrating in unison with the Golden rule, "doing unto others as he wished them to do unto him." He goes to his home over the River prepared to enter into the full fruition of joys that were in waiting for him.



From Ontario County Journal 27 May 1892

Naples, N. Y. -
On Saturday, in the afternoon, at the Baptist church was held the funeral of the second oldest person in town, John Richardson, nearly 89. He was the oldest business man and had been long in business. He came here 54 years ago and started a harness shop and was continually at his work til within two weeks of his death. He was a good, honest, industrious citizen, kind in his family, and greatly beloved by a large circle of relatives. He was cousin to Maj. C. A. Richardson of Canandaigua.



From Ontario County Journal 3 May 1918

Naples, N. Y. - 
Friday morning, at her home on Lyon street, Mrs. Lowell Richardson passed away after only a few days' illness of pneumonia. She had only recently moved to Naples from Middlesex, where she had lived for many years. She was 72 years old and leaves three children, Frank Richardson of Naples, who is now in Texas buying produce, and was unable to reach home in time for the funeral; Mrs. Scott McConnell of Prattsburg, and Miss Minnie Richardson, who lived in Naples with her mother; a sister, Mrs. Northrup of Waterloo, also survives. Funeral services were held on Sunday at the home of her son. Rev. A. H. McKnight officiated and interment was made in Rose Ridge cemetery.



From Geneva Advertiser 11 September 1894

Mrs. Mary E. Richardson
died at her home on Lewis street last night, of heart disease.  She was the widow of Francis E. Richardson, and daughter of the late Wm. Wright, aged about 50 years.  A son and daughter survive her.  Her death had been expected for some days.



From Geneva Daily Times 28 October 1905

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Smith Richardson,
wife of John P. Richardson, of this village, died yesterday after a long illness, at about the age of 53. She was one of a large family, children of late Simon Smith, and was born here. She had long been a member of the Methodist church. Her husband survives with two sons, Charles and Arthur, and two daughters, Misses Caroline and Margaret; also five brothers, Henry Smith of New York, James E. of Middlesex, John, Gardner and Charles J., of Naples, and two sisters, Mrs. Sharpstein of Livonia and Mrs. Spencer of Atlanta.



From Phelps Citizen 16 January 1913

The death of Norman Richardson occurred at his home in Clifton Springs last Thursday evening in his 60th year. He is survived by his wife; one son, H. Everett Richardson of Clifton Springs; and one daughter, Mrs. A. D. Groat of Rochester. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, Rev. V. A. Sage officiating and interment was made in Riverview Cemetery, Gypsum.



From Ontario County Journal 25 April 1890

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Polly Ann Richardson died on Saturday last. Funeral on Tuesday. She was the widow of the late Frank Richardson and the mother of Mrs. A. S. Yaw of Naples, and Mrs. Nellie Richardson of Italy Hill. A sister from the west arrived an hour before the funeral.



From Victor Herald 28 October 1893

Died at his home in Victor, Friday, Oct. 20th, Silas Richardson, age 88 years. Mr. Richardson was one of the oldest men born in this town. He was born on the farm where he now lives in 1805. He was the son of Jeremiah Richardson, who emigrated to New York State from Vermont in 1802. During a long and useful life as a farmer, he has seen this town develop from a howling wilderness into a veritable garden, most of the farm on which he lived, he helped to clear of the primeval forest. He has seen schools and churches established, roads laid out, and bridges built. Children and grandchildren, neighbors, and the whole community has risen up and called him blessed. Blest with a vigorous constitution and strong mind, he retained his mental faculties in a wonderful degree, and while keeping step with the march of events around him, still he relinquished life's burdens, joys and cares with perfect resignation. Mr. Richardson was married to Hannah Snediker in 1820. Of this union one daughter remains, Mrs. Lombart, who lives in Michigan. His first wife died in 1853, and a few years afterward he married Adeline Ladd, who with two sons, Elias L., of Victor, and J. Murray, of Chicago, survive him. He was elected justice of the peace and served twelve years in all; in politics he was a Democrat, casting his first vote for Andrew Jackson, and the last for Grover Cleveland. During his whole life from early manhood, he was a firm believer in the doctrines of the Universalist church, and up to within a few years was a faithful attendant, his moderate means were fully used in aid of every worthy and deserving charity, and his home was one of friendship and generous hospitality. During most of his life he was a member of Milnor Lodge F. & A. M. The funeral services were held from his late residence on Monday last, the services were conducted by his pastor, Rev. Mr. Legal, assisted by Rev. John Cline, a lifelong friend and neighbor.



From Victor Herald 13 November 1903

Mrs. Silas Richardson
died Tuesday at the family home south of this village, aged 76. The cause of death was pneumonia. Mrs. Richardson leaves two sons, Elias Richardson, who lives on the home farm, and Murray Richardson of Chicago. Mrs. Richardson was a sister of the late Hiram Ladd of this town. The funeral was held from the family home this afternoon, Rev. Margaret Brennen officiating. Burial was made at South Perinton cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 20 December 1906

Mrs. Sophia Richardson, aged 73 years, died yesterday afternoon at her home,  No. 161 Exchange street. The deceased has resided in this city her entire life and was a member of the North Presbyterian church. She is survived by one son, A. G. Powers; one granddaughter, Mrs. B. E. Bartholomew; one sister, Mrs. G. W. Van Auken of Phelps; and one brother, William Humphrey of Phelps. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 10:00 o'clock from her late residence and Rev. W. W. Weller, pastor of the First Presbyterian church will officiate, owing to the absence of Dr. N. B. Remick from the city. Interment in Washington street cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 14 March 1902

Gorham, N. Y. - 
The death of Mrs. William Richardson occurred at Willard on Sunday. Death was caused by heart trouble and was very sudden. Her remains were brought here on Tuesday. Funeral services were held from her late home, south of the village, on Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. J. E. Wilson, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating. She was aged 64 years. A husband and one daughter, Mrs. Mary Detro, of this village, survive her.



From Ontario County Journal 10 June 1898

Canadice, N. Y. - Wolsey W. Richardson
died at the home of his brother, Hiram, in this town, on Friday evening, June 3. Deceased was born in this town in 1844, went from here to Michigan where he married. His wife while young, leaving him with two children, a boy and a girl, who have since resided in Michigan. He married again and started with his wife and her people for Texas, where he resided for some time; then he moved to Arkansas. Four children were born to them, three boys and a daughter. Tiring of the wilds of Arkansas, he started for his boyhood home with his family and horses and wagon. When not far on his way, he was considered too poor in health to accompany the wagon, and, accompanied by his youngest boy, a lad of 10 years, he came on the cars to Canadice, arriving in August, 1896. His health had been poor most of the time since his arrival, and he had been able to work but little. Since February, he had been almost entirely helpless at the home of his brother, Hiram, where he had made his home almost entirely since his arrival. The wife and three children came as far as Indiana, where they are at present. The funeral was held from the house on Monday, Rev. Miller of the Christian church of Springwater, officiating. Interment was at the Evergreen cemetery in Springwater.



From Penn Yan Democrat 28 October 1927

At the home of his son in Torrey, Saturday, October 22, 1927, Austin Richie, aged 74 years. He is survived by two sons, Roy Richie, of Torrey, at whose home he died, and Edward Richie, of Syracuse. The funeral was held Monday afternoon, Rev. S. G. Houghton officiating. Interment in Little Church cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 4 February 1910

Gorham, N. Y. -
Lane Richie died at the home of his niece, Mrs. Wilbur Allen, near Ferguson's Corners, last week Thursday morning. He was stricken with paralysis on Sunday and remained unconscious until his death. Aged about 75 years. The funeral took place Saturday at 10 o'clock. Interment in Gorham cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 3 June1910

At the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Bryant, in Clifton Springs, on Saturday night, occurred the death of  Abel Richmond, aged 75 years. Mr. Richmond was born in Staffordshire, England, 1835, and came to this country in his youth. In 1870 he engaged in the milling business in this village, and for 20 years was proprietor of the Ontario mills. In 1890 he removed to Clifton Springs, and conducted the mill there until a few years ago, when he retired from active business. Deceased is survived by four daughters: Mrs. Charles Bryant of Clifton Springs; Mrs. Charles Hoagland of Brooklyn; Mrs. Charles Smith of Rochester and Mrs. William Richmond of Lockport. One son, George H. Richmond of Rochester, also survives. Funeral services were held at Clifton Springs on Tuesday and the remains were brought here and interred in Woodlawn.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 22 November 1905

Last Wednesday morning at her home in Church street, Phelps, occurred the death of Mrs. Caroline Bailey Richmond. Mrs. Richmond had moved to Phelps with her husband in 1859, having gone there from Adams, Mass. Her husband died in Phelps 28 years later. The deceased was 80 years of age on Sept. 19, having been born in Bennington, Vt., on Sept. 19, 1825. Two daughters survive her, Mrs. George F. Jones of Baltimore and Mrs. A. R. Banta, who is in the county clerk's office here. Miss Genevieve Bailey of the Academy faculty, a niece, also survives.



From Ontario County Chronicle 22 August 1900

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Marie Richmond,
aged 95 years, died at her home, two miles north of this village, early Sunday morning. The cause of her death was old age, hastened by a fall she received a short time ago. She was the widow of George Richmond, and is survived by three children, James and Miss Mary Richmond, and Mrs. Kate Beal.



From Geneva Daily Times 23 November 1906

Phelps, N. Y. -
The death of Rollo Richmond occurred yesterday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Metzks, two south of here, where he was spending the winter. His death was due to a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Richmond was born at Lyons 58 years ago and for the past thirty years lived in this vicinity.



From Geneva Daily Times 2 September 1905

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
In this village Thursday occurred the death of Sarah T. Westcott, wife of Abel Richmond. Mrs. Richmond was 68 years old and was born in South Butler, Wayne County, where she lived until her marriage to Mr. Richmond, when they moved to Millport. Four children were born to them here. In 1870 they moved to Canandaigua, where they lived for twenty-two years and in 1892 moved to this village which has since been their home. She is survived by her husband and five children, Mrs. Charles T. Hoagland of Brooklyn; George H. Richmond and Mrs. Charles S. Smith of Rochester; Mrs. William Richmond of Lockport and Mrs. Charles N. S. Bryant of Clifton Springs; also by a sister, Mrs. Lucy A. Knapp of Savannah, and brother, Stephen Westcott of San Marcial, New Mexico, and five grandchildren. The funeral services will be held at her late home in Clifton Springs tomorrow at 1 o'clock, and the burial will be made at Woodland Cemetery, Canandaigua. This is probably Woodlawn Cemetery in Canandaigua.



From Geneva Daily Times 28 August 1903

Mrs. Louisa Rickels,
widow of Thomas Rickels, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frederick Cook at Sayre Pa., last evening. Mrs. Rickels was 72 years of age and had spent much of her life in Geneva. She is survived by four children, Mrs. Frederick Cook of Sayre, Mrs. Minnie A. Smith of this city, Robert McCue, of Binghamton, and Edward E. Rickels of this city. The body was brought to Geneva for burial today. The funeral arrangements have not been completed. Burial Washington Street Cemetery.



From Penn Yan Democrat November 1943

Charles Rickerson,
59, of Geneva, died at Geneva General Hospital Monday night, November 1, after a brief illness. He had been an employee of Shur-On Optical Company for 20 years. Besides his widow, he leaves five sons, Robert, Clifton Springs; Leroy, Newark; Charles, Penn Yan, manager of the local Loblaw Groceteria; Pvt. Carl, U. S. Army, Sicily; Russell, Geneva; three brothers, three sisters, ten grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the family home in Geneva, with interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Geneva.



From Naples Record 8 December 1937

Bristol Springs, December 6 -
Our entire community was shocked and saddened last Tuesday to hear of the passing on of our dear friend and neighbor, Mrs. Ella Ricketson. While we knew she was in poor health, yet her death came as a great shock to all of us. She was a woman of such sterling character and pleasing personality that she will be missed more than we can tell. The loss will be felt in the community at large, but more especially in her home where she was an ideal wife and mother. Our sincere sympathy is extended to her devoted husband and sons who did all that time, money and loving thought could do for her. The funeral was held on Thursday from the church, and was very largely attended. This, with the beautiful floral tributes, spoke more impressively than words of the love and esteem in which she was held. The influence of such a life never dies, but goes on to enrich and bless the lives of others.



From Ontario County Journal 18 April 1913

Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Janette Trembly Ricketson,
widow of the late John Ricketson, died suddenly, falling from her chair at 7 o'clock on Wednesday evening. Deceased was born in town of Canandaigua 74 years ago on February 22. All of her life was spent in Bristol Springs. There survive two daughters, Mrs. O. H. Roper of Canandaigua, Mrs. W. C. Hemenway of Bristol Springs; and one son, Henry, of Bristol Springs; four sisters, Mrs. H. B. Hovey of Bristol Springs, Mrs. M. H. Cleveland, Naples, Mrs. Harvey Perry, Manchester, and Mrs. John Gardner of Homer; and one brother, John Trembly of Canandaigua. Four grandchildren also survive. The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Interment will be at Coye cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 27 February 1903

Bristol Springs, N. Y. - John Ricketson died at his home in this place on Feb. 19. In April last he suffered a severe stroke of paralysis, from which he never fully recovered. He was able to walk about and do some light work. Mr. Ricketson was born in Dutchess county in July, 1839, and came to this town with his widowed mother when about 16 years of age. Soon after, he settled upon the farm where he had resided until recently. He had served the town as justice of the peace for several years and resigned that office after the severe illness which overtook him the past season. He was supervisor for two terms during the eighties. The deceased was a member of the Society of Friends, and, although like the sect to which he belonged, he was not demonstrative, his quiet and abiding faith in a Higher Power was evident to those who associated with him. He had been a member of Canandaigua lodge, No. 294, F. and A. M., for many years. As a citizen, a public benefactor, and a kind and sympathetic neighbor, he will be sadly missed in this community. A wife, one son, Henry Ricketson, and two daughters, Mrs. O. B. Roper of East Bloomfield, and Mrs. W. C. Hemenway, of this place, survive him. The funeral was held at the church on Saturday, Rev. Peter McKenzie officiating. The attendant was large and included lifelong acquaintances from this and surrounding towns. The interment was in the Coye cemetery.



From Naples News 30 December 1942

Henry Ricketson,
aged 69, of Bristol Springs, died very suddenly with a heart attack in Savannah, Ga., Saturday, December 26. Mr. and Mrs. Ricketson were enroute to Florida by motor where they planned to spend the winter, leaving here December 19th. Mr. Ricketson was born in homestead where his father was born, and had spent his life there as a farmer and specialized in grape growing. He had served his community as Supervisor, was affiliated with the Bristol Springs Free Church, was a member of South Bristol Grange and the John Hodge Lodge, F. and A. M. at Naples. Mr. Ricketson leaves his wife, Mrs. Carrie Dedrick Martin Ricketson; two sons, John F. of Canandaigua and Albert H. of Phelps; a grandson, John Henry Ricketson of Canandaigua. Funeral services will be held Thursday from his home, with a private service at 2 p.m. and from the Bristol Springs church at 2:30 with the Rev. D. M. Ratcliff, officiating. The Masons will have charge of the burial service at the Coye cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 28 May 1887

On Saturday evening last, Mrs. Kate Rickles, wife of Edward Rickles, dropped dead on Exchange street.  Coroner Hemiup was summoned, who after making an investigation determined that an inquest was unnecessary as in all probability Mrs. Rickles died of heart disease.  Mr. Rickles has the sympathy of the entire community in his sudden bereavement.  The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon last.



From Geneva Daily Times 5 September 1944

Alfred Ridley,
73, of the Waterloo-Five-Point road died suddenly at his home yesterday afternoon. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Ridley; two daughters, Mrs. Charles S. Towe of Geneva, R. D., and Mrs. Roma Tiffany of Leeds, N. Y.; two brothers, Robert and Leon, both of Geneva, R. D.; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon from the Corwin Funeral Home at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Alexander Thompson will officiate. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 23 April 1945

Mrs. Elizabeth Ridley, aged 62, of Geneva, R. D. 3, widow of the late Alfred Ridley, died at Geneva General Hospital yesterday morning after a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of this vicinity. Surviving are two daughter, Mrs. Charles Towe, Geneva, R. D., and Mrs. Roma Tiffany of Catskill; one sister, Mrs. Leon Ridley, Geneva R. D.; three brothers, Clarence Wilson of Utica; Henry Wilson of Rochester; and William Eighmey of Jefferson; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held from the Corwin Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Alexander Thompson, pastor of North Presbyterian church, will officiate and burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Oaks Corners.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 October 1895

Frank Ridley,
son of Henry Ridley and a brother of Henry S. Ridley, of the Empire House, Torrey Park, died at his home, 47 Avenue B, at 6:20 this morning. The cause of his death was consumption. The deceased was 30 years old and was a popular young man.



From Geneva Daily Times 19 December 1901

Mrs. Henry Ridley
died at the family residence, 47 Avenue B, at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, aged 68 years.  Mrs. Ridley suffered three strokes of paralysis.  The last stroke came Saturday night.  Since then she had failed rapidly.  The deceased was a member of St. Francis de Sales church.  She is survived by three sons and five daughters, Martin Ridley of Moorick, Pa., Elvey Ridley, of Matteawan, John Ridley of this city, and by Mrs. Amos Thornton of Lyons; Mrs. Edward Bolger of Buffalo, and Mrs. Eugene Marshall, Mrs. Thomas Lain and Mrs. Benjamin Schroyer of this city.  The funeral will take place from St. Francis de Sales church Saturday morning at an hour not yet decided upon.  Interment will be in Maple Grove cemetery, Waterloo.



From Geneva Daily Times 10 September 1903

The death of Henry Ridley which occurred at his home, No. 47 Avenue B, this morning at 5 o'clock, removed one of the older members of Swift Post, No. 94, G. A. R. He had been in failing health for over a year and for the past four weeks had been critically ill from cancer of the stomach to which his death was due. Mr. Ridley was born in Sussex England 72 years ago and came to America when 18 years of age. His life was spent chiefly in Seneca and Ontario counties, he having been a farmer up to ten years ago when he removed to Geneva and engaged in business as a teamster. At the outbreak of the Civil war, Mr. Ridley enlisted and served faithfully with the 16th New York Heavy Artillery and was a participant in many important engagements. He was well and favorably known locally in both church and military circles having been an active member of St. Peter's church and of both Swift Post No. 94, G. A. R., and Smith Command No. 6 U. V. U. Mr. Ridley is survived by the following children:  Mrs. T. Laing of Geneva, Mrs. Edwin Bolger of Buffalo, Mrs. Eugene Marshall of Geneva, Mrs. Benjamin Sawyer of Geneva, E. D. Ridley of Buffalo, John Ridley of Geneva and Martin Ridley of Sayre, Pa. The funeral arrangements have not been completed, but Rev. J. B. Hubbs will officiate and burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery, Waterloo.




From Geneva Daily Times 27 February 1912

Marshall Ridley,
a well-known resident  of Phelps, died this morning at the Geneva City Hospital where he had been confined a week following an operation for skin grafting. About a month ago, Mr. Ridley was attending an auction on a farm near Phelps when suddenly the floor in the building gave way and precipitated everything in the room and nearly every one congregated at the auction, into the cellar. In the catastrophe, a red hot stove fell onto Mr. Ridley, inflicting serious burn and he was removed to this city for the skin grafting operation a week ago. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Frank Hains of Auburn, Mrs. Burt Parrish of Phelps, and Mrs. William Dudley of this city; three sisters Mrs. Charles Chadwick of Newark and Mrs. S. D. Burroughs of this city; and seven grandchildren. The remains were removed to the undertaking rooms of Yells Brothers and later today will be taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Burt Parrish in Phelps, from where the funeral service will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Rev. Mr. York of the Methodist church of Phelps will officiate and interment will be made in the Phelps Cemetery.



From Ontario County Times 9 March 1892

Matthew Ridley,
a prominent citizen of Phelps, residing abut two miles north of that village, died suddenly on Sunday evening in his cutter, while riding to church with his wife. The cause of his death is supposed to have been heart disease.



OBITUARY OF THOMAS RIDLEY  1824-1905; contributed by Jacqueline Humphrey

From Geneva Daily Times 25 September 1905

Phelps, Sept. 25.  Thomas Ridley, 81 years old, died yesterday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Ottley, a mile west of Phelps.  Mr. Ridley had been in failing health for more than a year , but the direct cause of  his death was apoplexy with which he was stricken a week ago. Mr. Ridley came to this country from England, his birthplace, when he was thirteen years of age, and with the exception of a few years that he lived in Michigan, most of his life was spent in Phelps or the immediate vicinity.  He was a veteran of  the Civil War, having enlisted in the Ninth Heavy Artillery which was recruited at Canandaigua in 1862, and served until the close of the war.  His wife died about 40 years ago.  His only near survivors are his daughter, Mrs. George Ottley, with whom he lived, and several grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted by Rev. E. L. Waldorf  tomorrow, and burial will be at Melvin Hill.



Please note that  Thomas Ridley served in  Co. K,  2nd Reg't, 9th Heavy Artillery, enlisting in Canandaigua in 1862  and also in Co. F, 9th Reg't Heavy Artillery.   I do not know his rank or where he served and would appreciate any information about his service.

Thomas Ridley m1. Dec. 5, 1847 in Dansville, Steuben Co. NY. to his cousin Mahala Ridley , who died in June 1852 according to his Pension papers.  Mahala  died in Michigan while visiting her brother there according to family lore.  Helen Post Ridley wrote that Mahala's parents were William and Sarah Orfins Ridley but I have not found any information about them.

Thomas had a second wife who may have been  Thankful Reynolds because Thomas Ridley and Thankful Reynolds, both of  Phelps, were married 24 Oct. 1862 in Orleans, Ontario Co. N.Y. by Mr. Warner.  Marriage was publ. Geneva Gazette 31  .1 Oct. 1862

Thomas didn't mention the name of his 2nd wife on his Pension papers, but indicated that she died about 1867.

Thomas stated on his pension papers that he had 2 children.  His son Albert Ridley disappeared about 1882 according to family records.  His daughter Anna Ridley married George Washington Ottley.

Any additional info. about either wife of Thomas Ridley would be appreciated.

Submitted by Jacqueline, (Mrs. Oliver Humphrey)



From Ontario County Journal 13 January 1888

Chapinville, N. Y. -
Last week, Tuesday, William Ridley, aged 62, one of our oldest citizens, died of paralysis. He received a stroke some time ago which nearly took his life away, but by great care he was restored so as to be able to attend to his farm. He received his second shock on the Monday before he died. He was out helping his hired man in sawing wood and seemed in the best of spirits when suddenly he fell as one fainting, and was helped into the house and gradually sunk until death relieved him. He came here from Ryde, England, about 40 years ago, bringing a wife with him and had but a few cents in his pocket when they landed here. They soon found employment with John Mosher who lived in the vicinity at that time, and by their industry they were soon able to begin something for themselves. He gained the confidence of those around him, and was given a chance to secure a farm of his own which by hard work he at last had safely secured and had begun to enjoy life when his wife died, leaving him alone. They were both faithful workers in the church all these years, and did their share in supporting the same. He was married again a few years ago to the wife he now leaves to mourn his loss. She has tried to make his last days pleasant. She has the sympathy of the community in her sad affliction.



From Geneva Daily Times 23 September 1903

Phelps, N. Y. - J. B. Riefstock,
formerly of this village, died very suddenly at Clifton Springs Monday afternoon. For a number of years he was the local agent for the Prudential Life Insurance company and was well-known throughout the country. Mr. Riefstock was about sixty-two years of age and is survived by his widow and two daughters.



From Geneva Daily Times 31 January 1910

John J. Riegel,
aged 75 years, died yesterday afternoon about 2:15 at the home of his adopted daughter, Mrs. Edward Gay, on East North street. The deceased formerly lived at Fayette, Seneca county. He made his home with his son, Rev. Philip H. Riegel for several years, until a year ago, when he went to live with Mrs. Gay. He leaves one son, Rev. Philip H. Riegel, pastor of the Methodist church in this city; six sisters, Mrs. Matilda Webber, Mrs. Laura Riegel and Mrs. William Stringham of Waterloo; Mrs. Anna Hill and Mrs. Margaret Watling of Seneca Falls and Mrs. George Shiley of Missouri Valley, Iowa; and four brothers, William Riegel of Seneca Falls, Philip H. Riegel of Auburn, Albert Riegel of Rochester and C. W. Riegel of Toledo, O. The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 from the Methodist parsonage on Main Street. Rev. C. E. Jewell and Rev. G. E. Campbell, presiding elders of the Auburn and Geneva districts of the Methodist church, will be in charge. Interment will be in Waterloo.



From Geneva Daily Times 20 December 1918

Naples, N. Y. - John Riesenberger
died at his home on Rhine street yesterday morning. Death was caused by influenza, followed by pneumonia. He had been ill less than two weeks. Mr. Riesenberger was the son of Thomas and Mary Riesenberger, and was born in Naples November 11, 1883. He was engaged in farming and the raising of grapes on the hills overlooking Canandaigua lake. On June 21, 1910, he was united in marriage to Miss Anna Eckert in Rochester. Besides his wife and parents he is survived by five children, Joseph, William, George, Clarence and Loretta; one sister Apolonia Riesenberger; and three brothers, William of Buffalo, Peter of Naples, and Frank, now home on a furlough from a training camp in Alabama. Private funeral services will be held at the home Friday. Rev. John Gefell will officiate and interment will be at the Rose Rose cemetery.



From Naples News 27 October 1937

Peter Riesenberger,
age 52 years, died last Friday morning at his home on Rhine street, after a short illness. Mr. Riesenberger was a vineyardist. Mr. Riesenberger was born in Naples, May 28, 1885, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Riesenberger. He is survived by his widow and five daughters, Mrs. Philip Baader, Helen, Marion and Francis of Naples; and Mrs. Charles Summers, Nunda; five sons, Paul, Frank, Joseph, Charles and Nicholas of Naples; two grandchildren; a brother, Frank, and a sister, Mrs. Charles Schenk. Funeral services were held Monday morning from St. Januarius church, with the Rev. Father Sturmer officiating, and burial was made in Rose Ridge cemetery.



From Naples Record 21 March 1923

At his home in Rhine street on Thursday, March 15, 1923, occurred the death of Thomas Riesenberger. Four years ago he suffered a stroke and has been in declining health since that time; nine weeks ago, he had the second stroke, which finally terminated in death. Funeral services. conducted by Rev. William Frank, were held from St. Januarius Catholic church at 10 a.m. on Monday. Interment was made in Rose Ridge cemetery. Deceased was the son of John and Adeline Riesenberger, and was born in Bavaria, Germany, on December 9, 1856. He came to the United States in 1880, and on January 15, 1883, was united in marriage with Miss Mary Konz; they set up housekeeping in Rhine street where they have since resided. He leaves to mourn his decease his widow; three sons, Peter and Frank Riesenberger of Naples, and William of Buffalo; and one daughter, Mrs. Charles Schenk of Naples; one brother, Anthony Riesenberger of Naples, and a sister in Germany. Mr. Riesenberger was one of our most prominent and successful grape growers, having followed that occupation for forty years. He was a good citizen and will be missed in the community.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 25 November 1924

Geneva, Nov. 24 - Mrs. Eliza Ann Rigby,
widow of Henry Rigby, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles H. Fox, after a long illness. She leaves three daughters, Mrs. E. L. Trimmer of Los Angeles, Cal., Mrs. A. G. King of Reading, Pa., and Mrs. Charles H Fox of Geneva; and one son, Henry Rigby of Geneva. Funeral services will be held from the Fox home at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, Rev. J. B. Hubbs, officiating. Interment will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 31 January 1924

Geneva, Jan. 30 - Henry Rigby,
formerly a well-known business man, died this morning at the home of his son-in-law, Charles Fox, after a long illness. Mr. Rigby was a cigarmaker by trade and for a number of years conducted a factory in Castle street after which he engaged in the grocery business at Castle and Geneva streets in what is known as the Rigby block. Mr. Rigby was born in London and came to this country over sixty years ago and had since been a resident of this city. He is survived by his wife; one son, John H. Rigby; three daughters, Mrs. E. I. Trimmer of Los Angeles, Cal., Mrs. . H. King of Reading, Pa., and Mrs. Charles H. Fox, of this city; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.



From Ontario County Journal 4 September 1896

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, at St. Joseph's church, occurred the funeral of Kearan A. Rigney, who died suddenly on Sunday of peritonitis. His death was a shock to the whole community. He leaves a widow and four children, and three brothers, James and Edward E. Rigney of this place, and M. W. Rigney of Rochester; and two sisters, Miss Marcia Rigney and Mrs. Gaines P. Clark of Rochester.



From Shortsville Enterprise 21 April 1911

Farmington, N. Y. -
The remains of Mrs. Ann C. Riker of Chapin were interred in the Quaker cemetery in this township on Saturday morning. Mrs. Riker died at her residence in Chapin on Wednesday evening of last week, aged 94 years.



From Penn Yan Democrat 16 September 1927

Died at the Geneva General Hospital, Monday, Sept. 12, 1927, Mrs. Edward Rilands, aged 49 years, of Stanley. She is survived by her husband; three sons, Lewis, Howard and Arthur of Stanley; two daughters, Mrs. Perry Mortensen and Miss Isabel Rilands of Stanley; one brother, John Johnson, of Geneva; and one sister, Mrs. John Collins of Canandaigua. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Rev. Walter V. Watson officiating. Burial in Sand Hill Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 27 February 1891

Obituary - Geo. Rilands -
A life-long and respected farmer of Stanley, N. Y., died at his residence Friday last at the age of 83.  When the Gazette started under present management in 1845, Mr. Rilands was one of the first to enroll himself as a patron.  He has been a subscriber ever since, always willing to lend aid in the way of good cheer and prompt payment for its encouragement.  He was highly esteemed for probity of character by all who enjoyed his acquaintance.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 14 May 1938

Clifton Springs -
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna E. Riley, who died in her home in Pleasant Street, will be at 9 a.m. Monday in the home and at 9:30 a.m. in St. Felix Catholic Church, with burial in St. Francis Cemetery, Phelps. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John Connolly, Clifton Springs, two sons, Francis, Canandaigua, and John Riley, Phelps, and three grandchildren.



From Geneva Gazette 5 October 1894


The body of John Riley, of Phelps, was found drifting in the canal at Newark last Monday.  Riley had been working at the Gardenier Hotel in Newark for about three months.  Saturday morning he was discharged and was seen at East Newark about 10 o'clock Saturday night.  It is supposed that he was walking up the canal bank and in some way fell into the water and was drowned.  Riley was about twenty-six years old and has a mother and sister living in Phelps.



From Ontario County Journal 13 April 1894

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -
Two deaths occurred in our village in the past week. The first was Mrs. John Riley. She had been in ill health for a long time. She was 62 years of age, and leaves two sons and four daughters to mourn her loss. The funeral services were held at St. Rose's Catholic church at Lima, Rev. Simon Fitzsimmons officiating. Interment at Lima.



From Geneva Daily Times 16 October 1907

Phelps, N. Y. -
The death of John C. Riley, a well-known Phelps farmer, occurred at his home a mile east of here yesterday morning. Mr. Riley's illness began with a stroke of paralysis which he suffered a year ago last April and the third stroke with which he was afflicted Monday, resulted fatally. Mr. Riley was born in the town of Phelps and with the exception of a few years that he lived at Auburn, was a lifelong resident of this place. He was 50 years of age. Mr. Riley was a member of St. Francis Catholic church and also a member of the local council of the C. M. B. A. He leaves a widow and two sons, Francis and John Riley; a daughter, Charlotte Riley; his father, Peter Riley; one brother, Frank, and two sisters, Mrs. E. S. Roe and Mrs. O'Connor of New York.



From Geneva Daily Times 17 December 1910

Mrs. Mary J. Riley,
widow of Robert S. Riley, died yesterday afternoon at 4:50 o'clock. She was 77 years and 10 months old. She was born in West Fayette and for the past 59 years has resided in this city. She was a member of the North Presbyterian church. Her survivors are one daughter, Mrs. James B. Hillick of this city; two sons, Charles S. Riley of Visalia, Cal., and Ernest B. Riley of this city. The funeral will take place from her late residence, No. 12 Genesee street, Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. David H. Craver will officiate and interment will be in Washington Street Cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 13 April 1939

Geneva, N. Y. - Michael J. Riley
died Tuesday in his home, 12 Pine St., after a long illness. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Stephen's Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Catherine Daly Riley; one daughter, Mrs. James Riley, Rochester; three grandchildren and one brother, William Riley, Rochester. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 tomorrow in the home and at 9 o'clock in St. Stephen's Church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Clinton.



From Geneva Daily Times 20 September 1897

Robert S. Riley died early yesterday morning at his home, 12 Genesee street, aged 68 years. The funeral services will take place from the late residence of the deceased at 3 o'clock tomorrow. Mr. Riley had lived in Geneva many years, and was well known. He formerly conducted a furniture store on Exchange street.



From Geneva Daily Times 21 August 1903

William H. Riley
of Phelps, formerly of this city. died at his home in that village at 2 o'clock this morning from heart failure, aged 40 years. The deceased was for five years cashier of the New York Central Freight office previous to 1896 when he left the freight offices and entered the  employ of the J. E. Thalman & Co., as traveling salesman. Later he was employed by the firm of Ford, White & Thompson in the same capacity. Since his return to Phelps he has represented the Continental Baking Co., of Canandaigua, on the road. Throughout his career, as a commercial traveler he had the reputation of being one of the most popular of men on the road. During his residence in this city, Mr. Riley made a wide circle of friends. He is survived by his widow.



From Victor Herald 7 April 1905

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Adaline Rimes,
widow of the late John Rimes, died at her home in this village, Friday, March 31st, after a two weeks' illness with pneumonia. The deceased was 78 years of age and had nearly all of that time resided here. Mrs. Rimes had been an invalid for many years. She leaves one son, Charles Rimes, of Philadelphia. The funeral was held from her late home on Sunday afternoon. Rev. Newton W. Bates officiated. Interment was made in the Rural cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 8 March 1901

The death of Mrs. Eliza Hall Rimes occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. A. Burgess, in Rochester, on Sunday, following a surgical operation at the Rochester Hospital, at which institution she had been a patient for three months. Deceased's home was on Clark street in this village, and she was a member of the Presbyterian church of this village. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Burgess, and two sons living in the west. Two sisters, Mrs. Chauncey Runyan, and Miss Ruth Hall, of Rochester, also survive. Her aged mother also survives. The funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon and the interment was at Rochester.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 July 1906

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Tuesday night occurred the death of the Italian, Julius Rimiccio, who was struck by the Rochester & Eastern work car yesterday afternoon. His age was 28 years and he had resided in this country but a short time. He leaves a wife in Italy, and a brother, with whom he resides here.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 25 July 1906

Last evening about 5 o'clock, Julio Rimiccio, a young Italian, 28 years of age, who was employed as a laborer on the Rochester & Eastern road, was struck by the R. & E. work car at switch 17, near Victor, and sustained a crushed skull at the base of the brain. Rimiccio had quit work and had started to cross the track not seeing the work car which overtook him and inflicted the injuries. The injured man was brought to the Memorial Hospital here on the work car, where his recovery was unexpected from the first, his injuries being so severe. Rimiccio, who came to this country only 5 months ago, has a wife in his native land and a brother living here. He has made his home with his uncle, Charles Dioguardie, and family who live near the Bates coal yard in West Ave. His death occurred about 9 o'clock last night.



From Geneva Daily Times 23 February 1922

Samuel C. Ring,
age 63, died at his home, 36 Madison street, last night at about 9:30 o'clock after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mae Ring; four sons, Ernest, Harry, Harold and Raymond, all of Geneva; three sisters, Mrs. Mary E. Voorhees of Campbell; Mrs. Florence Preston of Rockford, Ill.; Mrs. Emma Reinhart of Avoca. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 8 September 1876

Mr. Adam Ringer
of Gorham died very suddenly last Tuesday evening, after retiring, of heart disease. He attended the republican convention at Canandaigua that afternoon. He was a cousin of Wm. Ringer of Geneva,



From Geneva Gazette 6 June 1890

CHARLES E. RINGER
died at his home in Seneca Tuesday morning.  Deceased was a son of William Ringer of Geneva, and was 30 years, 1 month and 3 days old.  He had been failing for some time, and about a week ago was confined to his bed which he did not leave until the dread messenger arrived.  A widow and three children survive him.  The funeral was held at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon.



From Geneva Gazette 15 August 1873

Another Veteran added to the Death Roll -
On Monday last the mortal remains of Capt. Charles W. Ringer, who died at Syracuse on the 9th inst., were conveyed to their final resting place in Washington street Cemetery.  Deceased was born in this town in 1838, being the third son of the late Jacob Ringer, an estimable farmer residing on the road next west of the new pre-emption.  Charles W. was among the first to respond to the call to arms when the Union was  imperiled by the rebellion. He enlisted in Capt. Walker's company, the first raised in Geneva, which was included in the first formation of the 33d N. Y. Volunteers.  Of his company he was elected third sergeant, and afterwards promoted in regular gradation to second and orderly sergeant, holding the latter position on returning from his first two years faithful and heroic service.  His respite from the field was very brief.  He volunteered for a second term and during the war, entering the First Veteran Cavalry under the  lamented Col. Platner, with a Captain's commission.  He passed unscathed through all the arduous campaigns and hotly contested battles in which his regiment was engaged, and with the dawn of peace, returned to enjoy his well-earned laurels, and receive the plaudits of his grateful countrymen.  The season of a brief furlough during his second term of service was improved in consummating a matrimonial tie with an accomplished young lady of Geneva, one in every sense worthy the soldier's hand and heart.  She, however, patriotically subordinated her claims upon him for the time being to those of country, while the war continued, and after a very brief honeymoon, he returned to and remained with his regiment till it was honorably mustered out of the service after the peace of Appomattox.  This marital union was blessed with two children, both boys, now too young to realize their irreparable loss.

Mr. Ringer, some few years since, determined to try his fortunes in the west, and settled in central Michigan.  Twas here he contracted one of those fearful, tenacious malarial diseases which in so many cases baffles medical skill to eradicate from the system.  Possibly his constitution was undermined by exposure and hardships incident to army life, and by reason thereof more readily succumbed to the disease.  He at length returned east, but in the condition of a confirmed invalid, yet bearing up under the ills with the courage and fortitude of a true soldier, keeping up hope till the very last.  In the good providence of God, he was endowed with strength to move about till within ten days of the end, and then calmly, peacefully his spirit took its immortal flight.

Delegations of Free Masons and comrades in the late war, as also many mourning relatives and friends, attended the funeral service at St. Peter's Church, and sadly accompanied his remains to the grave.



From Geneva Daily Times 24 February 1930

Mrs. Elizabeth Ringer,
aged 68, died at the home of her son, George E. Ringer, High street, Saturday night, following a short illness. She is survived by one son, George E.; one daughter, Mrs. Harry W. Hadlow; and two grandchildren, all of Geneva; one sister, Mrs. Mary Cahill of Castle road; and one brother, Thomas Fothergill of Geneva. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 8:30 o'clock from the home of her son and 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's Church. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Palladium 11 July 1827


In Phelps, on the 7th inst. Mr. John Ringer, aged 76 years, a respectable inhabitant of that town, and one of the first settlers of Ontario.



From Phelps Citizen 17 February 1887

Lorenzo D. Ringer
died at Willard asylum yesterday, February 16th, aged sixty-six, of organic disease of the heart. Burial in the Eighmey cemetery near Oaks Corners.



From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 1 February 1906

Marvin D. Ringer,
an old and well-known farmer of the town of Geneva, passed away last Thursday. Mr. Henry Loomis is about the only one left out that way, and he bids fair to hold on several years yet, plows, drags, plants and harvests every year, and is closely approaching 90 years of age.



From Geneva Daily Times 11 February 1913

Phoebe Ann Ringer,
aged 65 years, died this morning at her late home about three miles northwest of the city, where she has resided practically her entire life. The deceased is survived by two daughters, Miss Anna Ringer and Mrs. Clayton Patton, both of Geneva.



From Geneva Gazette 2 April 1897

Death of an old Native Genevan - Mr. William Ringer, probably the oldest native-born citizen of Geneva, died at his home on Main street Tuesday last, aged 80 years.  Deceased was a son of Solomon Ringer, who settled in this town and acquired a handsome landed estate near the close of the last century.  The old homestead was situated on what is known as the Warner road running northerly from the Castle road parallel with and about half a mile west of the old pre-emption road. The deceased moved into the village many years ago.  He was formerly a deputy sheriff and repeatedly elected and served as a town constable.  He was scrupulously honest and faithful in the discharge of every duty, public and private.  Besides rearing his own family of three boys, he assumed the responsibility of caring for two orphaned girls who on attaining the age of womanhood entered upon a dramatic career and achieved distinction.  One is known today as Mrs. Addie Knowles Whytal and the other as Mrs. Carleton Maey.  Two of three sons -- Wm. H. and Myron Ringer, and the bereaved widow survive. Another son, Charles, died several years ago.



From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 15 May 1913

At her home on Main street, Saturday, May 10, occurred the death of Mrs. William Ringer, widow of the late William Ringer, aged over 90 years. Mrs. Ringer was born in Albany in 1823 and came to Geneva in 1846, and has resided at 388 Main street, this city, for over 50 years. Her husband, William Ringer, died March 30, 1897. She leaves one son, J. Myron Ringer of Bath, N. Y.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The funeral services were held at her late home on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Dr. J. B. Hubbs, officiating. Interment was in Glenwood.



From Geneva Advertiser 15 November 1904

William H. Ringer
died in the city hospital last Friday of typhoid pneumonia after an illness of ten days. At the first, he was taken with a violent cold, to which he paid little attention. Then pneumonia developed, grew rapidly upon him and the disease spent its full course in ten days. He is survived by three sons, two daughters, his mother and one brother. He was very unfortunate in his life dealings, for had he been true to himself, he might have been the owner of a splendid farm in the town of Seneca, for he could easily have bought out the other heirs, and they would have encouraged him. He was a large, powerful man, just the build for that dreadful disease to take hold of. This ends his life work.



From Geneva Gazette 10 May 1901

Mrs. William H. Ringer
died at the home of her mother-in-law on Main street at an early hour last Sunday morning.  She was a long and patient sufferer from Bright's disease.  Her maiden name was Martha Parker, and she was the third daughter of the late Ira Parker.  Only one of her numerous family of brothers and sisters remains in Geneva, Mrs. Charles Redfield -- but several of them reside in or near Chicago.  They are Charles H., Mrs. Dodd and Mrs. Wilcox of Valparaiso, Ind., Louis J. and Ira Jr., Mrs. Means Watts, Mrs. DeWitt Smith of Chicago.  The youngest sister, Effie, died about 18 months ago. Mrs. Ringer is survived by her husband and three sons and two daughters, all but one of the latter of adult age.  The deceased was ever a faithful wife and loving mother.  Her funeral took place last Tuesday afternoon, from St. Peter's Church, Rev. Dr. Hubbs officiating, Devaney & Fletcher funeral directors.  Interment in Washington street cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 17 July 1896

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. John Riorden
died on Monday of cancer, aged 58 years. She leaves, besides her husband, two sons, James of St. Louis, and William of Chicago; and three daughters, Mrs. Reinniger of St. Louis, and Mrs. Stanley Chatt and Miss Maggie Riorden of this place. Funeral services were held on Thursday morning from St. Joseph's church, Rev. Father Simons officiating. Interment was at Lima.



From Ontario County Journal 13 April 1894

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - John Riordan
died on Monday morning at 9 o'clock. He had been suffering with a disease of the stomach for a long time. He leaves a wife and five small children, the oldest but 14 years of age. Interment at East Bloomfield.



From Ontario County Journal 5 February 1897

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -  John Riorden,
who had a stroke of paralysis last Wednesday, died quite suddenly on Wednesday night, aged over 80 years. He leaves five children: two sons, James of St. Louis; and William of Chicago; and three daughters, Mrs. Stanley Chatt of this place; Mrs. Reiniger and Miss Maggie Riordan of St. Louis. Funeral will be held on Saturday morning from St. Joseph's church. Interment will be made at Lima. Father Fitzsimons will officiate.



From Ontario County Chronicle 4 December 1901

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Patrick Riordan of West Bloomfield, was found dead in his bed early Thursday morning. His son, John, called him to breakfast and not receiving any reply, went into his room, and found him dead. His age was 72 years. Dr. Harry Benham, of Honeoye Falls, was his family physician, and he thinks the cause of death was neuralgia of the hear. Coroner Partridge, of East Bloomfield, was notified, but after learning the facts in the case, deemed an inquest unnecessary. Mr. Riordan was born in Ireland in 1829, and came to this country when a young man. By industry and economy he had amassed a handsome competence. Two sons and three daughters survive him, John and Henry Riordan, Mrs. Mary Courneen, Mrs. Ella Murphy, and Mrs. Lizzie Noonan, all of West Bloomfield.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 15 May 1917

Stanley, May 14 - Mrs. A. C. Rippey,
71 years old, died at her home in this village Saturday afternoon. She had been in poor health for some time, but not considered dangerously ill until Wednesday night. Mrs. Rippey had been a lifelong resident of this village, an active member of Seneca Presbyterian church, teacher of the adult Woman's Bible Class in Union Sunday school at Stanley. She was held in very high esteem. She leaves her husband; one son, Lawrence; and one daughter, Harriet, both at home. Funeral Tuesday at 10 o'clock. Burial in Seneca cemetery.



From Geneva Advertiser 29 December 1903

Mrs. Agnes W. Rippey,
wife of George O. Rippey of Halls Corners died last Tuesday, Dec. 22d, leaving a husband, one son and one daughter to mourn her. She was a daughter of the late David Black, one of the good old farmers of the town of Seneca, and her relatives surviving her are numbered by the scores on both the Black and Rippey sides. They were formerly members of the United Presbyterian Church of Geneva, and attended divine worship here until the society was merged into the congregation of the North Presbyterian Church. Those old members breathed a sigh of relief when their old church property was converted into a beautiful Y. M. C. A. building, and not for mercantile or other secular purposes. So few members of that old congregation are left that they can be counted upon the fingers of one's hands - we mean the members.



From Geneva Gazette 26 November 1886

Geo. O. Rippey.  - 
This lifelong and well-known resident of Seneca died at his home near Stanley on the 23d inst. aged about 63 years.  He was a sturdy and successful farmer, a kind neighbor and steadfast friend, deserving as he enjoyed the esteem of all acquaintances.  Of his family, two sons, Thomas E. and Robert, are fellow-townsmen, and who in their bereavement will have the sincere sympathy of their friends.



From Geneva Daily Times 23 January 1907

George O. Rippey, a well-known citizen of the town of Seneca, died at 9 o'clock this morning at his home in Hall's Corners. The deceased was eighty-one years of age. He was born in Seneca township and has lived there throughout his life. For the larger part of his career he has been a farmer, but for the last twelve years he has conducted the general store at Halls. He was a member of the Number Nine Presbyterian church. His survivors are one son, J. B. Rippey of Halls, and one daughter, Mrs. William R. Turnbull, also of Seneca. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon from the house, Rev. A. B. Temple, pastor of the Number Nine church officiating. Burial will be in the Number Nine cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 28 January 1907

Halls Corners, N. Y. - George O. Rippey,
a life-long resident here, passed away peacefully after a protracted illness, aged nearly 81 years. He was the oldest of the family of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Rippey. His grandfather was one of the earliest settlers of the town of Seneca, and nearly all of his thirteen children married and settled in this vicinity. In fact, they became so numerous that it was often called Rippeytown. Most of them were prosperous farmers, and many of their descendants reside here now. George Rippey married Miss Agnes Black of Seneca, whom he survived three years. Of their three children, two survive, John Black Rippey and Mrs. Nellie Turnbull, both of Halls. Two sisters survive, Mrs. Caroline Hartman of Pittsford and Mrs. Ella Denman of Redondo, California. The funeral service was held Friday and the interment was at North Nine cemetery in the family lot at Seneca. Rev. A. B. Temple, pastor of the church at Seneca, of which Mr. Rippey was a member, officiated.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 August 1908

Stanley, N. Y. - Hamilton Rippey,
aged 91 years, died at his home early this morning. He is survived by one son, Aaron C. Rippey of this place. Funeral will take place from the house at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.



From Geneva Daily Times 15 December 1902

J. Grove Rippey,
died at the Geneva city hospital about 9 o'clock last evening, aged 50 years. The cause of death was an acute disease of the stomach. He was removed to the City hospital a short time ago and was operated upon for appendicitis. The operations was successful.  He was recovering when attacked by the disease which caused his death. Mr. Rippey was born in the Town of Gorham and passed his life in this city and vicinity.  For sever years he lived on and worked the James Wilkie farm south of Geneva. He became a member of the firm of Robson & Fisher and subsequently entered the employ of Dorchester & Rose, for whom he was working when removed to the hospital.  Mr. Rippey is survived by his widow and two daughters, Elizabeth and Mary Rippey, all of this city. He was cousin to T. C. Rippey and E. C. Rippey, both of this city. The funeral will take place from the late residence of the deceased at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Interment will be in Glenwood cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 25 March 1892

Mrs.  Jeanette Rippey,
wife of the late John Rippey of Seneca, died on the 19th inst., aged 79 years.  She was the second daughter of John Scoon of this town, who for many years owned and lived on the farm now the property of Mrs. Marvin Snell. The children surviving her are John S. Rippey of Hall's Corners and Mrs. Celia Reed; also two brothers, James and William Scoon, and two sisters, Eliza and Margaret.  Funeral services were held at the Seneca Presbyterian church (of which she had been a devout member many years) on the 22nd inst., Rev. A. B. Temple conducting the solemn services.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 24 February 1915

Hall, Feb. 23 -
The funeral of John Black Rippey was largely attended this afternoon from the family home in this village. The Rev. A. B. Temple, pastor of No. 9 Church, conducted the service. Mr. Rippey was in ill health for some time, and the end came suddenly on Saturday morning. Mr. Rippey was the descendant of one of the best known early settlers of the town of Seneca. His great-grandparents were John and Mary Grace Rippey, who came to this section from Pennsylvania. John B. was the son of George Rippey, who died a few years ago. John B. was associated with his father in the mercantile business for many years. Mr. Rippey married Miss Fannie Parks of Seneca, besides whom he leaves two children, Alexander Rippey and Miss M. Grace Rippey, both of Hall; a sister, Mrs. William Turnbull of Hall, and three grandchildren. Interment was in No. 9 cemetery in the family lot.



From Ontario County Journal 31 March 1916

The sudden death of John Scoon Rippey on Tuesday while on duty on a federal mail car caused profound sorrow in Canandaigua, where he was so well-known and highly respected. He had been afflicted with heart trouble for a number of years, but left Canandaigua early that morning in the best of health. He was taken ill near Canton, Pa., and expired within a short time. Mr. Rippey had served as mail agent for 30 years in the United States Postoffice Department.

Deceased was born in Seneca on Oct. 8, 1846, and had resided in Canandaigua for many years. He was a member of the local lodge of Odd Fellows, and on Sunday was installed as ruling elder of the Presbyterian church, which he had so faithfully served. The funeral services were held at the late home on Wood street yesterday. Rev. Guy L. Morrill officiated. The Odd Fellows conducted the services at Woodlawn chapel. There survive his wife, Harriet A. Wheadon, to whom he was married on Nov. 2, 1870; three daughters, Miss Anna B. Rippey of Canandaigua, Mrs. John Office of Hall, and Mrs. Arthur Breen of Palmyra; five sons, Charles of Washington, D. C., William S. of Brockport, Frank of Hall, T. Edward and John of Canandaigua. Interment was at Woodlawn.



From Geneva Courier 16 April 1873

The funeral of Joseph Rippey, father of Rev. John Rippey, of Cuylerville, N. Y., and Mrs. Dr. Hartman of Rochester, took place last week from his late residence near this village. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. J. P. Sankey. The venerable D. C. McLaren, D. D., and Rev. Mr. Brush were present at the funeral and took part in the exercises. Mr. Rippey has resided near Geneva for many years and was well-known as a highly respected citizen and an eminent and earnest christian. Notwithstanding the terrible condition of the roads a large concourse of people attended his remains to their final resting place.



From Geneva Courier 3 October 1855

Sad Casualty - Matthew Wilson Rippey,
a farmer residing near Stanleys Corners, was kicked by a horse on the 25th ult., which caused death after twenty-four hours of suffering.  He was raking clover with a horse rake, when the the horse got one leg out of the traces, and while he was endeavoring to replace it, he received a kick in his breast, which after a painful struggle terminated his existence.

We sympathize deeply with the bereaved friends in their loss, and especially with the widowed bride.  But a few short weeks have elapsed since she tasted the joys of wedded bliss, and ere the wedding garments are put off, she is called upon to deck herself in the habiliments of mourning.



From Geneva Gazette 16 November 1900

Mrs. Robert Rippey
died on Sunday the 11th inst. at her home, 118 Cherry street, after many months of helplessness, suffering from paralysis.  She was a daughter of Mr. James Barlow and a sister of Mrs. George E. Gasper.  She is survived by her husband and two children aged respectively 14 and 12 years.  She was greatly esteemed in a wide circle of friends.



From Geneva Daily Times 20 March 1940

The death of Mrs. Thomas E. Rippey occurred last evening at the Jensen Nursing Home on Washington street after an illness of several months. Mrs. Rippey was the widow of the late Thomas E. Rippey, for many years connected with the J. W. Smith Dry Goods Company. Both were natives of Stanley and came to Geneva fifty or more years ago. Mrs. Rippey was a well-known member of the First Presbyterian church, prominent in many activities of the church and its various organizations. Her husband likewise had been a prominent member of the church and was the founder and teacher for many years of the Rippey class, the men's Bible class named after him and taught since his death by Prof. L. M. Collins. Mrs. Rippey was 81 years of age, having been born in Stanley in February 1859, the daughter of Henry and Emily Whedon. Surviving relatives are her daughter, Mrs. Ray Kimber of Syracuse, at present in the city; and a son, Rev. E. Floyd Rippey of Phoenix, Arizona; a granddaughter, Mrs. William Coerber; and a great-granddaughter, Carol Coerber of Phoenix; also several nephews and nieces. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 3:15 o'clock at her former home, N. Brook street. Rev. F. L. Harper, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Dr. E. H. Dickinson. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 4 March 1892

Death of Thos. G. Rippey - This old and estimable resident of the town of Seneca died Tuesday morning last at his home near Stanley, aged 75 years.  He leaves a widow but no children.  His grandfather, with a family of twelve removed from southern Pennsylvania to Seneca early in the present century.  They were surrounded by a like intelligent and industrious population, mostly immigrants from England and Scotland.

The marriage relation eventually made the Rippeys kith and kin of many of these sturdy immigrants of the old world.  Imbued with a deeply religious fervor, and imbibing the doctrinal view of the Scotch dissenters, they formed a society under the name of the Associate Reformed Church of Seneca, and drew into the fold nearly all the people round about them.  This distinct body of worshipers eventually became absorbed in the Presbyterian Church.  Foremost among the worshipers and supporters of this church went the Rippeys.  In the faith they lived -- believing and hopeful in divine promises, so many of them have passed away to their reward.



From Geneva Daily Times 20 November 1906

Canandaigua, N. Y. - At the Memorial Hospital Sunday occurred the death of John Risser, resident of the northern part of the town. He was afflicted with typhoid fever.



From Ontario County Journal 11 January 1884

Louis K. Risser,
a young man of about 23 years, who resides with his parents in the upper part of town, committed suicide last Sunday evening by cutting his throat with a razor. During the afternoon he had appeared to be in usual spirits, and retired to his room between six and seven, and his brother going there soon after found him lying in bed cutting at his throat with a razor. The instrument was taken away from him and a physician summoned, but he had severed the jugular vein and life was soon extinct. The deceased had been in poor health for some time, and in consequence grew tired of life. The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon.



From Ontario County Journal 23 July 1909

Mrs. Sibilla Risser,
widow of the late Abraham Risser, died at the home of her son, three miles north of Canandaigua, on Wednesday morning at an early hour. Mrs. Risser was born in Germany 81 years ago, and had resided in this country for the past 60 years. She is survived by one son, Abraham, and two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Roberts and Mrs. Charles Potter, all of this vicinity. The funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock, with burial in Woodlawn cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 30 September 1902

Mrs. Margaret Ritchie,
wife of John Ritchie, who resides on the T. B. Ottley farm, four miles west of the city, died at 11 o'clock last night, aged 71 years.  The deceased is survived by her husband, two brothers, John and James Stewart, of Long Island; one sister, Mrs. Jane Clark, of Schuyler; two sons, Robert and Arthur Ritchie, of Seneca; and by two daughters, Mrs. May Foster of Halls Corners, and Mrs. Margaret Hicks of Trumansburg.  The funeral will take place at 12 o'clock Thursday from the house, and at 2 o'clock from Number Nine church.  Rev. H. C. Cornell, assisted by Rev. A. B. Temple, will officiate. Interment will be at Number Nine cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 29 November 1902

Charles Ritter,
formerly of this city, died at Hopewell at 8:30 o'clock Saturday evening from pneumonia, aged 40 years. The remains were brought to Devaney & Fletcher's undertaking rooms, in this city, last night.  The funeral took place at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon, from the undertaking rooms.  Rev. W. W. Weller officiated. Interment was in Sand Hill cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 20 May 1902

William H. Ritter
died last night at his late home in Hamilton street, of Bright's disease, aged 71 years.  The deceased is survived by a wife, three sons, Sidney, Fred and Charles Ritter; and by three daughters, Mrs. William Stahl, Mrs. John Robinalt and Miss Mary E. Ritter.  All the survivors reside in this city.  The funeral will take place from the late residence of the deceased at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon.  Interment will be at Sand Hill cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 17 October 1913

Charles Ritzenthaler,
for 62 years a respected resident on the Centerfield road, died of general debility on Friday morning, aged 84 years. He was born in Baden, Germany, and located here when 22 years of age. He leaves his wife, three daughters, Mrs. John Iseline of Salmon City, Kans., Mrs. J. B. McSherry of Rochester, and Mrs. Henry Schmidt of Canandaigua; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Nehn of Fremont, O., and Mrs. Mary Sebolt of Florence, O.,; also several grandchildren. The funeral services were held at St. Mary's Church on Monday morning. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 14 March 1879

Mrs. Polly Rix
departed this life at her residence in Canadice on Monday evening, February 24th, 1879, aged 73 years. She was a lady highly esteemed by all who knew her, and, although she had been an invalid for several years, she will be greatly missed in the locality in which she resided. She leaves an aged companion and several sons and daughters, who have the sympathy of all in their sad affliction. Elder Slaysman, of Hemlock Lake, conducted the funeral rites, after which the deceased was interred in the cemetery near the Christian church in Springwater.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 2 July 1938

Geneva, N. Y. - Mrs. Concetta Rizzo,
58, wife of Salvatore Rizzo, 184 Exchange street, died Thursday after a short illness. Surviving besides her husband, are five daughters, Mrs. Martin Ilacqua, Mrs. Carmen Addona, and the Misses Frances, Margaret and Mary Rizzo, Geneva; five sons, Basil, Joseph, Amelio, Alfred and Eugene Rizzo; three brothers, Philip and Martin Ilacqua, Geneva, Santo Ilacqua, Waterloo, and three sisters living in Italy.



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