"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
and settling upon the farm upon which he died. Was an active soldier in
war of 1812, having been called by his country to aid in the struggle
independence, rendering his services upon the northern frontier of the
The deceased was kindly buried, at his request, by his Masonic
will please accept the hearty thanks of all mourning friends, who were
to witness the sympathizing manner of paying the last sad office of
to a brother of the "Mystic order." Peace to his venerable ashes, is
response of all who knew him; as his was a true Masonic life, his every
vibrating in unison with the Golden rule, "doing unto others as he
them to do unto him." He goes to his home over the River prepared to
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
was held the funeral of the second oldest person in town, John
nearly 89. He was the oldest business man and had been long in
He came here 54 years ago and started a harness shop and was
at his work til within two weeks of his death. He was a good, honest,
citizen, kind in his family, and greatly beloved by a large circle of
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,
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
garden, most of the farm on which he lived, he helped to clear of the
forest. He has seen schools and churches established, roads laid out,
bridges built. Children and grandchildren, neighbors, and the whole
has risen up and called him blessed. Blest with a vigorous constitution
and strong mind, he retained his mental faculties in a wonderful
and while keeping step with the march of events around him, still he
life's burdens, joys and cares with perfect resignation. Mr. Richardson
was married to Hannah Snediker in 1820. Of this union one daughter
Mrs. Lombart, who lives in Michigan. His first wife died in 1853, and a
years afterward he married Adeline Ladd, who with two sons, Elias L.,
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
casting his first vote for Andrew Jackson, and the last for Grover
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
worthy and deserving charity, and his home was one of friendship and
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
last, the services were conducted by his pastor, Rev. Mr. Legal,
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,
B. E. Bartholomew; one sister, Mrs. G. W. Van Auken of Phelps; and one
brother, William Humphrey of Phelps. The funeral will take place
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
of Dr. N. B. Remick from the city. Interment in Washington street
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
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
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
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
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
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
San Marcial, New Mexico, and five grandchildren. The funeral services
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
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
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
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
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. Mr. Ridley is survived by the following children: Mrs. T.
of Geneva, Mrs. Edwin Bolger of Buffalo, Mrs. Eugene Marshall of
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
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
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
do not know his rank or where he served and would appreciate any
information about his service.
Thomas Ridley m1. Dec. 5, 1847 in
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
on his Pension papers, but indicated that she died about 1867.
Thomas stated on his pension papers that he
2 children. His son Albert Ridley disappeared about 1882
to family records. His daughter Anna Ridley married George
Any additional info. about either wife
Thomas Ridley would be appreciated.
Submitted by Jacqueline, (Mrs.
From Ontario County Journal 13 January 1888
Chapinville, N. Y. - Last week, Tuesday, William Ridley, aged
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
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
wife he now leaves to mourn his loss. She has tried to make his last
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
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
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
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
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
of a few years that he lived at Auburn, was a lifelong resident of this
He was 50 years of age. Mr. Riley was a member of St. Francis Catholic
and also a member of the local council of the C. M. B. A. He leaves a
and two sons, Francis and John Riley; a daughter, Charlotte Riley; his
Peter Riley; one brother, Frank, and two sisters, Mrs. E. S. Roe and
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
dead. His age was 72 years. Dr. Harry Benham, of Honeoye Falls, was his
physician, and he thinks the cause of death was neuralgia of the hear.
Partridge, of East Bloomfield, was notified, but after learning the
in the case, deemed an inquest unnecessary. Mr. Riordan was born in
in 1829, and came to this country when a young man. By industry and
he had amassed a handsome competence. Two sons and three daughters
him, John and Henry Riordan, Mrs. Mary Courneen, Mrs. Ella Murphy, and
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,
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
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
vicinity. In fact, they became so numerous that it was often called
Most of them were prosperous farmers, and many of their descendants
here now. George Rippey married Miss Agnes Black of Seneca, whom he
three years. Of their three children, two survive, John Black Rippey
Mrs. Nellie Turnbull, both of Halls. Two sisters survive, Mrs. Caroline
Hartman of Pittsford and Mrs. Ella Denman of Redondo, California. The
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
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
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
Rippey, all of this city. He was cousin to T. C. Rippey and E. C.
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.
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
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
health for some time, and in consequence grew tired of life. The
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
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
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
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
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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