"Roh" to "Roz" Obituaries
From Ontario County Journal 28 April 1899
Naples, N. Y. - George F. Rohlin, one of the older German
citizens, died on Monday, aged 65 years. He had been at the home of his
cousin, Martin Rohlin, at South Bristol, for a few weeks, and died
there. He came with his family to this place direct from Germany in
1889. A wife, one son and three daughters survive him. The funeral was
held on Wednesday from the residence on Rhine street.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 October 1916
Harold J. Rohner, aged 20 years, died this morning at the home of
his mother, Mrs. J. S. Baker, 28 Dorchester avenue. Besides his mother
he leaves his wife and one infant son. Funeral services will be held
Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of his mother, Rev. Milton
F. Negus of the First Baptist church officiating. Interment will be
made in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Clifton Springs Press 18 November 1920
Mrs. Dominic L. Rolan, 35 years old, died at her home just south of
this village on Saturday at 4:30 p.m., after a long period of ill
health. She is survived by her husband and one daughter, Agnes. The
funeral was held on Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock from the home of the
deceased and at 9:30 at St. Felix church. Burial was made in St. Agnes'
From Geneva Daily Times 22 June 1909
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - This morning at 10 o'clock at the St.
Felix Catholic church were held the funeral services of the late Jeremiah
whose death occurred on Saturday morning. Mr. Rolan died at
his home near this village. He had been ill for a little over a week.
Mr. Rolan, who was 72 years old, was born in Ireland. He came to this
country 52 years ago and to this vicinity 40 years ago. He has spent 37
years on the farm where he died. Mr. Rolan leaves his wife, six sons,
John Rolan, James Rolan and Marion Rolan, of Clifton Springs; Domnick
Rolan of Fairport; Jerry Rolan and William Rolan of Buffalo; three
daughters, Mrs. Mary Bennett and Mrs. Kittie Kless of Buffalo, and Mrs.
Anna McElligott of Clifton Springs; also six grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren. Mr. Rolan was loved by all his friends, who are
many, for his jovial disposition and pleasant manner. He is well-known
here. The remains were interred in St. Agnes' Cemetery.
From Clifton Springs Press 7 October 1909
About eight o'clock on Sunday morning, at the family home in the
town of Hopewell, south of this village, after an illness extending
over many weeks, occurred the death of Mrs. Jeremiah Rolan, at
the age of 78 years. The deceased was born in Ireland, but had spent
the greater part of her life in this country, having resided in this
vicinity about forty years, and on the farm where her death occurred
for the past thirty-seven years. She was well-known in this village and
vicinity. The deceased is survived by nine children: three daughters,
Mrs. Mary Bennett, and Mrs. Kittie Kless of Buffalo; and Mrs. Anna
McElligott, of this village; six sons, Dominick Rolan of Fairport;
Jerry and William Rolan of Buffalo; and John, James and Martin Rolan of
Clifton Springs. The funeral services were held at St. Felix Church on
Wednesday morning at ten o'clock, and the interment was made in St.
From Fairport Monroe County Mail 18 November 1920
Mrs. Martha Rolan died at her home in Clifton Springs Saturday,
November 13th, aged thirty-five years. Mrs. Rolan suffered an attack of
influenza two years ago from which she never recovered. Deceased was a
former resident of Fairport, and is survived by her mother, Mrs. Philip
Kennedy of this place, her husband, Dominic Rolan, and a young
daughter, Agnes. The funeral was held from St. Felix church Tuesday
with burial in Clifton Springs cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Philip Kennedy
both attended the funeral.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 March 1907
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - On Saturday morning at the Willard
Hospital occurred the death of Patrick J. Rolan, of this
village. Mr. Rolan was born in Geneva and was thirty-nine years old. He
served in the United States standing army six years. He is survived by
his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Rolan, three sisters, Mrs. F.
C. Bennett and Mrs. W. A. Kless, both of Buffalo, and Mrs. Annie
McEligot of Clifton Springs; six brothers, D. L. Rolan of Fairport; J.
F. Rolan of Depew; William G. Rolan of Buffalo; John Rolan, James E.
Rolan and Merton Rolan of Clifton Springs. The funeral services will be
held at the St. Felix church on
Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 July 1905
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - At the home of his father on West Main
street in this village yesterday morning occurred
the death of Terrance L. Rolan, after a long illness with
typhoid fever. He was the only son of John B. and Jennie Van Dyne
Rolan and was born in this village seventeen years ago, where he has
always lived. Mr. Rolan attended the Clifton Springs High school
until a year ago when he left to assist his father in working the
farm. The funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Thursday morning,
at the St. Felix church, Rev. Father E. Burns officiating, and burial
will take place in the St. Agnes cemetery.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 7 November 1906
Lemuel Rolf died Saturday at 6 p.m. of heart failure, aged 86
years. The funeral will be held from the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Fred Flynn, with whom he resided, on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock.
Rev. Edward Jarvis will preach the sermon.
From Penn Yan Democrat 2 March 1923
Died at Hall, N. Y., February 25, Mrs. Grace Rolfe, aged 53
years. She leaves her husband, John J. Rolfe; four daughters, Mrs. Henry
Larsen of McDougall, N. Y.; Mrs. Stewart Chalker of Tyre, N. Y.; and
Miss Margaret and Josephine Rolfe of Hall; two sisters, Mrs. Cornelius
Robinson of Fergusons, and Mrs. Charles VanOrden of Benton; two
brothers, Jemerson and Fayette Presler, of Ferguson. The funeral was
held on Tuesday. Burial in Little Church cemetery.
From Penn Yan Democrat 10 February 1928
Stanley - The funeral services for Claude Rolfe who
died in Waterloo Hospital Thursday, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from his
home west of this village. He leaves his wife, three children, Merlin,
Carlton and Mrs. Edward Cummings; his father, Ovid Rolfe of Benton; two
brothers, Calvin of Benton, and Harold of Chicago; three sisters, Mrs.
Elias Freeman of Syracuse; Mrs. Elden Pearson, of Hall, and Mrs. Daniel
Roland of Clifton Springs. Mr. Rolfe was a prominent farmer here for a
number of years. Burial at Little Church cemetery near here, the Rev.
James Sykes, pastor of Hall Union Congregational Church, officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 August 1909
Hall's Corners, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Otis Rolph, who
the family residence on the
Clarence Perkins farm yesterday afternoon at half past two. The
interment was at the Gorham Cemetery. Mrs. Rolph leaves a husband, two
daughters, three sons and an aged mother to mourn her loss.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 6 June 1906
Manchester, N. Y. - William Rome died at his home in Main
street Friday, June 1, at 6 o'clock p.m. He has been failing in health
for some time and his death was not unexpected. He was born in 1825 at
Totham, England. He came to this country in 1852. For a long time he
was a resident of Canandaigua working at the shoemaker trade. While
living in that village he enlisted for service in the Civil War, being
in the 148th regiment where he served three years. About 1870, he
removed from Canandaigua to this village where he has worked at his
trade until two years ago. He is survived by his wife and two sons,
James of Dansville, and William of Livonia; and two daughters, Mrs.
Anna Chapman of East Palmyra and Mrs. Louise Smith of this village. The
funeral was held Monday at 11 o'clock a.m. at the Methodist Episcopal
church, Rev. S. S. Pratt officiating. Ever since coming to this
village, Mr. Rome has been a faithful and honored member of the M. E.
church for many years serving as trustee, also a class leader. The
funeral was largely attended both by numerous relatives and friends in
this vicinity. Interment was in Palmyra.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 7 September 1922
Shortsville, N. Y., Sept. 6 - The funeral of Bernard Romeiser, for
many years a resident of this section, will be held from the home of
his daughter, Mrs. Earl B. Potter, three and one-half miles southwest
of this village, in the Macedon road, at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon, Rev.
Frank A. Van Hoe, pastor of Chapin and Shortsville Methodist Episcopal
Churches, will officiate. Interment will be in South Farmington Chapel
Cemetery. Mr. Romeiser was born in Germany on April 18, 1835. In 1860,
soon after his marriage to Miss Margaret Zahn, also of Germany, he came
to the United States, locating first in Rochester, and later in
Farmington, where he has lived for the past forty-four years. His wife
died ten years ago, and since that time he has made his home with his
daughter, Mrs. Potter. He leaves five sons, Henry Romeiser of Kansas;
Bernard Romeiser of Canandaigua; Jack Romeiser of Farmington; four
daughters, Mrs. Lizzie Prien of Rochester; Mrs. Margaret Dehmler of
Pittsford; Mrs. Lena Potter of Farmington, Mrs. Rose Nussbaumer of
Palmyra; thirty-two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one
brother, Conrad Romeiser of Kansas.
From Shortsville Enterprise 9 August 1944
The death of Bernhardt James Romeiser, a former resident of
the Town of Farmington, occurred at home in Canandaigua on Friday,
after an extended illness. He was aged 74 years. Mr. Romeiser was a
native of Rochester, having been born on Nov. 19, 1869. For the past 25
years he had resided in Canandaigua and prior to that he had followed
the pursuit of agriculture in Farmington for a number of years. He was
united in marriage to Miss Abigail Pritchard of Farmington on Feb. 13,
1894, and last February the couple celebrated their golden wedding
anniversary. The survivors are his wife; two sons and a daughter,
Herman J. Romeiser of Canandaigua, Floyd C. Romeiser of Victor and Mrs.
Thomas A. Gillespie of Waverly; two brothers and two sisters, Peter
Romeiser of Niagara Falls, Conrad Romeiser of Shortsville, Mrs.
Margaret Dehmler of Pittsford and Mrs. Rose Nussbaumer of Palmyra; also
three grandchildren, Robert T. Gillespie of the US Marine Corps, now in
the South Pacific, Miss Nancy and Bernard Romeiser of Victor. Obsequies
were held from his late home at 3:30 o'clock Monday afternoon,
conducted by the Rev. Stephen S. Pratt of Canandaigua, pastor of the
Chapin Methodist church. The remains were laid at rest in the South
From Shortsville Enterprise 29 October 1941
The death of Jacob Romeiser, a highly-respected resident of
Farmington, occurred suddenly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Leo J.
Brophy, in that township on Sunday. He was in his 70th year. Mr.
Romeiser had spent the greater part of his life in Farmington having
moved there while in his early childhood. Besides the daughter, the
survivors are one son, Leon Romeiser of East avenue, Shortsville; two
sisters, Mrs. Margaret Dehmler of Bushnell Basin and Mrs. Rose
Nussbaumer of Palmyra; four brothers, Henry Romeiser of Kansas, Peter
Romeiser of Niagara Falls, Bernhardt Romeiser of Canandaigua and Conrad
Romeiser of Farmington. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at
2:00 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Brophy, conducted by the Rev.
Leon L. Swarthout, pastor of the Manchester Baptist Church. The remains
were laid at rest in the South Farmington cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 25 June 1938
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Josephine Irma Romeiser, 37, of
Shortsville, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua. She is
survived by her husband, Leon J. Romeiser; a daughter, Helen; a son,
Carl; and her father, Charles W. Davis, all of Shortsville; four
sisters, Mrs. T. D. DeForest, Harrisburg, Pa.; Mrs. Floyd Johnson,
Shortsville; Mrs. James Milton, Jr., Canandaigua; and Mrs. D. W.
Arrowsmith, Rochester; four brothers, Corydon E. and George H. Davis of
Saranac Lake; Norman C. Davis of Port Chester, and Frederick Davis of
Shortsville. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. tomorrow in
the Presbyterian church in Shortsville with burial in South Farmington
From Shortsville Enterprise 21 March 1913
Mrs. Julia Romeiser, wife of Jacob Romeiser, died at their home in
Farmington about 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon after a four months'
illness, at the age of 45 years. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
James Randall, and was born in the town of Farmington. About nineteen
years ago she was marred to Jacob Romeiser, and since had lived in the
town of Hopewell, in Palmyra and for ten years in Manchester. Last fall
they left their home in Manchester to care for Mr. Romeiser's father,
who is ill in Farmington. Besides her husband, she leaves two children,
Marguerite and Leon of Farmington; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James
Randall; three brothers, Orin Randall of Farmington, Harvey Randall and
Edward Randall, both of Victor. The funeral will be held Friday, Rev.
W. W. Lane, pastor of the Manchester M. E. Church, officiating.
From Shortsville Enterprise 12 July 1912
On Monday morning at eight o'clock at the family home in the
township of Farmington occurred the death of Mrs. Lena Romeiser, wife
She had been ill for over two
years and her demise was attributed to a general breaking down of the
system. Mrs. Romeiser was born in Germany on Jan. 9, 1840. She came to
make her home in America during the year of 1867 and first located in
Rochester. In 1871 she went to Farmington where she had since
continuously resided. The survivors are her husband, two daughters,
Mrs. Lena Potter and Mrs. Rose Nussbaumer of Farmington, and four
step-sons, Barney and Cooley Romeiser of Farmington; Jacob Romeiser of
Manchester; and Peter Romeiser of Niagara Falls. The funeral took place
from So. Farmington Chapel on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock and the
burial followed in the Chapel cemetery. The services were in charge of
Rev. F. E. Eden, pastor of the Manchester Baptist church.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 March 1908
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Michael Ronan, aged 65 years, died Tuesday
evening at his home, in Bristol Center, from a complication of
diseases. Mr. Ronan's death was not unexpected, as he had been in poor
health for several months. He leaves a wife, two sons, Stephen and
William; three daughters, Margaret and Julia of Bristol Center, and
Mary of Rochester, and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Corcoran and Miss
Mary Ronan of Auburn.
From Ontario County Journal 19 February 1915
Naples, N. Y. - On Friday morning at an early hour, James E. Ronne passed
away at his home on Mechanic street, after having been in ill health
for some time. Mr. Ronne was born in Denmark in 1836, coming to this
country when a young man. He leaves two sisters and one brother in
Denmark, and one brother in New York City. Mr. Ronne had been in
business in Naples for many years, but had retired on account on ill
health. Besides his wife, he leaves one daughter, Mrs. William Merrell
of Hornell. The funeral was held on Sunday in charge of Rev. Alban
McKnight, of the Baptist church.
From Ontario County Journal 12 October 1917
Bristol, N. Y. - After years of ill health, culminating in 12 weeks of being confined to her bed, Mrs. Mary Rood, widow
of Eugene Rood, of this place, passed away last Friday, at the age of
54 years. She was the daughter of Robert and Mary Morrow, lifelong
residents of Bristol. She leaves two children, Mildred, a girl of 15,
and Luther, a boy of 13, of whom she had been the sole support since
the death of her husband about 10 years ago, and although having to be
the provider, she has been one of the best of mothers, rearing her
children in a Christian way and through all her years of trouble never
complaining, always sunny, a better sermon in patience to those who
came in contact with her than any minister could preach. Besides the
children, she is survived by her mother, three brothers, William Morrow
of Holcomb, and John and Frank Morrow of Bristol; also two sisters,
Mrs. John Gibson of Rochester and Mrs. George Sangster of Wayland. The
funeral took place at her late home on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Hugh
Graham officiating. Her nephews acted as bearers. Beautiful flowers
heaped the casket. he children, Mildred and Luther, wish to thank their
neighbors and friends for their kindness during their mother's illness
From Ontario County Journal 25 October 1907
Bristol, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Hannah L. Rood occurred
on Wednesday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Quincy Smith.
Mrs. Rood had been feeble for some time, but had been confined to her
bed but a few days. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Edson
Randall; and one son, Charles, who is in the far west. The funeral will
be held from the Smith home this afternoon, at 2 o'clock, Rev. John W.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 September 1944
Flint, N. Y. - Funeral services for Albert T. Roome were
held from his late home Saturday afternoon. Mr. Roome, who was
the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Roome was born and always
resided here aside from five years the family spent in Endicott. Mr.
Roome was a member and active worker of the Flint Methodist church, was
superintendent of the Sunday School and trustee of the Flint school for
years. He is survived by four children, Cpl. James Roome of Fresno,
California; Earl and Mrs. Janet Colwell of Rochester and Mrs. Willey
Shipman of Flint; two grandchildren, Albert and Joan Shipman; also two
sisters, Mrs. Luella Sutherland of Endicott and Mrs. Sylvia Cook.
Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery with Rev. Chester Zogg officiating.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 21 October 1910
Flint, N. Y. - James Roome died at his home in this village
Wednesday morning, Oct. 12th, at the age of 68 years. His health had
been failing during the past year but he had been able to attend to his
duties most of the time. His death came suddenly and was a great shock
to his family and friends. The funeral services were held from the M.
E. church in this village of which he was a member on Friday, Oct.
14th, at 1 p.m., Rev. W. O. Shepherd, his pastor, officiating. The
interment was made at Sand Hill Cemetery. Mr. Roome leaves to mourn
their loss, beside his wife, two sons, Frank Roome of Stanley and
Albert Roome of this place; and two daughters, Mrs. Albert Cook of this
place and Mrs. Edward Sutherland of Penn Yan. Mr. Roome was a kind
husband and father, a genial friend and neighbor and the entire
community unite in their sympathy for the bereaved family.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 February 1915
Naples, N. Y. - James Rooney died on Thursday night after a long
at his home on Mechanic street. Mr. Rooney was formerly a merchant here
later worked for several years in the furniture store of County Clerk,
Tozer, he being an expert workman in veneering, upholstering and
making. He was a Scotchman by birth and had resided here about thirty
He is survived by one brother, Alfred Rooney, of Staten Island, one
Mrs. Julia Merrill, of Hornell, and his wife, Mrs. Mary Rooney.
From Geneva Courier 8 November 1865
Died in Geneva, October 16th, 1865, Charles E., only son
of W. T. Root, aged 19 years. We thus record another
noble sacrifice on the star of Liberty. The subject of this
notice enlisted in the 81st Reg. N. Y. V., leaving a home of affluence
and comfort for the hardships and dangers of a soldier's life. He
served his country faithfully and well, until contracting disease in
Camp, he came home on sick leave only
to sink into the grave, another victim of a rebellion wicked and
causeless, which has made so much suffering, and taken, as in this
case, the flower of our youth and early manhood, and sent
them to untimely graves. Dearly should we prize and faithfully protect
a liberty bought by such sacrifices as this. Few homes there are
in which it has not left a vacant place, an empty chair and hearts made
From Ontario County Chronicle 15 July 1903
Mrs. Elizabeth Root, wife of Hayden Root of Phelps, died Monday
afternoon at the home of her son-in-law, Rev. Frank Swan, at Almond, N.
Y. Mrs. Root was 86 years of age. The remains will be brought to Phelps
Friday for burial.
From Ontario County Journal 30 August 1889
Last Friday morning, Erastus Root, an aged citizen who resided
on Chapin street, went to the barn to do his chores as usual, and a
short time afterward he was discovered at the barn in a distressed
was ascertained that he had suffered a stroke of apoplexy while
milking. He continued to fail until death came to his relief about
half-past nine o'clock of the same morning. The remains were very
successfully embalmed by Wm. G. Ball, of Crane's undertaking
establishment, in order that relatives from a distance might reach here
in time for the funeral services which were
held Monday. The deceased was in his seventy-third year.
From Geneva Gazette 1 August 1890
The remains of Francis Root were buried last Saturday in
the Phelps cemetery. Mr. Root
was born in this town (Phelps) and was in the 84th year of his age.
He was connected with many enterprises during his time, and was
of the best historians of the town. His father, Luther Root was
one of its pioneers.
From Geneva Gazette 12 March 1886
George W. Root - The sudden death of Mr. Geo. W. Root, long and
favorably known in and about Geneva, was a shock to a large circle of
friends as well as to his immediate family. He attended church
the day (Sunday) and evening before his decease and retired in apparent
usual health. When about to arise at the accustomed time in the
morning, he was seized with severe pains in the head, called for water,
and almost immediately became unconscious. In the meantime, on
the first alarm, Drs. DeLaney and Budd were summoned, and all
that energy directed by skill could suggest was accomplished, but
without avail, and in a few hours he expired -- at about 2 o'clock in
Mr. Root was born in Farmington, Conn., and from puritanical
ancestry. He married Eliza, eldest daughter of the late A. W.
Langdon, and shortly after came to reside on a farm near Geneva.
He subsequently engaged with others in the nursery business on the
"Castle Brook Farm," near Geneva, which venture shared in the general
disaster which overtook the business in Geneva and elsewhere a few
years since. Latterly he has resided in the village. Mr. Root was
a conscientious and ardent adherent of the Presbyterian
faith and attached to the "Second church" -- contributing liberally to
its erection and sustaining its worship. He
will be greatly missed in the community and sincerely mourned.
His funeral took place yesterday forenoon from his residence on William
street and was very largely attended.
From Ontario County Chronicle 6 April 1904
Harry Root was instantly killed at the Lehigh crossing Tuesday
morning, March 29. He failed to notice the eastbound express No. 8,
which was an hour late and running at a high rate of speed. His neck,
shoulders, both arms and several ribs were broken. The horse was hurled
some distance and instantly killed. The young man leaves two aunts,
Mrs. Padgett and Mrs. Woolson, who resided with him. His age was 36
years. The funeral was held from the Baptist church
Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
From Ontario County Journal 11 August 1899
Mrs. L. S. Sprague, with relatives and friends has been sojourning
at a cottage on the lake shore near Potter's point. Among the company
was Mrs. Sprague's brother, Henry F. Root. Tuesday afternoon
he went out on the lake to fish. When Mrs. Sprague went to call him to
supper, she noticed that the boat appeared empty and was riding at
anchor. C. M. Green and P. H. Collins, who were on the shore, went out
to the boat and found that Root had fallen overboard. His body was
found in about 15 feet of water, life was extinct. It was brought up
with a grappling hook and removed to the shore and later to the home of
John Herrington in this village. Coroner Hallenbeck did not consider an
inquest necessary as Mr. Root was known to be subject to fits of
apoplexy, and it was believed that he was seized while fishing and
precipitated into the water.
Deceased was 53 years of age and had been a resident of Canandaigua all
his life. He enlisted on December 27, 1861, and was discharged on June
3, 1865. He was a member of Company H, 4th N. Y. Vol. Heavy Artillery
and was 17 years of age when he enlisted. Privations of the war brought
on the affliction which incapacitated him for active work in the years
following. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. L. S. Sprague, Mrs.
John Herrington, of this village, and Mrs. Elizabeth Eldridge of
Buffalo; also one brother, F. M. Root of St. Joseph, Mo. Funeral
services were conducted by Rev. C. J. Clausen at the home of John
Herrington yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
From Phelps Citizen 22 July 1880
Wednesday evening at half past six o'clock, occurred the death of an esteemed townsman, Luther Root, who
had been very low for several days, from a stroke of paralysis. Mr.
Root was well known in the community, and will be missed by a large
circle. The friends have the sympathy of all in their affliction.
From Geneva Gazette 19 September 1832
Died, on the 9th inst., at his residence in Vienna, Mr. Luther
Root, aged 56 years. Mr. Root was one of the first settlers in
his vigor and industry was early applied to the improvement of his
town. In his death, we lose a worthy citizen, a valuable member of
a kind and generous neighbor. In the latter period of his life, he
the religion of the gospel, and by his humble walk and godly
adorned the cause he espoused.
From Ontario County Journal 3 February 1899
Phelps, N. Y. - Mary, wife of the late Luther Root, died
at her home just south of the village last Tuesday morning of pneumonia
, aged 56 years, after a brief illness. She was taken with the grippe,
which soon developed into a severe attack of pneumonia , which caused
her death at the time mentioned. One son, Harry, survives. The funeral
services were held from the Baptist church yesterday afternoon at 2
o'clock, Rev. L. Bailey of Geneva officiating. Interment was made in
the family plot in the Phelps cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 January 1915
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Walter S. Root, an
esteemed citizen of this community, occurred at 3:30 o'clock Sunday
afternoon at his
home in East Main street. Mr. Root had been in failing health, due to
trouble for the past two years, but his death Sunday came quite
unexpectedly. He was born in Phelps 72 years ago and resided here all
his life. For the past eight years he had served as deputy under
Postmaster W. L. Crothers but
on account of ill health, was compelled to resign the position last
also acted as deputy at the local office under former administrations
a number of years. Mr. Root was twice married, his second wife,
Kate Bradi of Auburn, whom he married in 1893, surviving. He was a
member of the First Presbyterian church of this place and took an
active interest in all work pertaining to the church. He had been an
elder for many years. Besides his wife, the surviving relatives are two
brothers, Ashel Root of Deerfield, Mass., and Arthur Root of Pasadena,
Cal.; and one sister, Miss Lulu Root of Phelps. The funeral will be
held Wednesday, Rev. C. C. MacLean of the Presbyterian church
conducting the services. Burial will be in the Phelps Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 11 October 1907
Naples, N. Y. - Henry Roper died at his home in Gulick on
Oct. 4, aged 77 years. He had lived there 50 years and had brought up a
large family. His wife has been dead several years and he was cared for
by his daughter, Mrs. Flora Brisbee. Other daughters are Mrs. Scott
Brown of South Bristol, Mrs. William Swingle and Mrs. William Cornish
of Naples, and Mrs. Heth Miller of Richmond. The sons are William,
Albert, Lewis and Henry, all of South Bristol. These were all present
at the funeral on Monday, which was very large. Rev. E. D. Chapman and
Rev. A. A. Chace officiated. The burial was in Rose Ridge cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 6 February 1938
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Ida B. Roper, 71, died yesterday in
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Barnum, Canandaigua Town.
Surviving are her husband, the Rev. J. B. Roper, Barnum, Minn.; two
daughters, Mrs. E. A. Bolles, Cromwell, Minn., and Mrs. Frank Barnum;
and one sister, Mrs. Charles A. Townsend, Canandaigua. Private funeral
services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow with burial made in Pine Bank
cemetery at Cheshire.
From Ontario County Journal 30 October 1903
South Bristol, N. Y. - John Bernard Roper died at his home on
Stid hill on Thursday, Oct. 22, after a lingering and painful illness
extending over several years. Mr. Roper was born in Badingham, Suffolk
county, England, on Jan. 30, 1838, and sailed for America in 1855. The
voyage lasted more than a month. His first employment was upon the farm
of Benjamin Reed, near Benton Center. He was married to Susan Knight in
1856 and moved to this town in 1857. Mr. Roper enlisted on May 17,
1861, in Company G,, 18th N. Y. Volunteers. He was in several battles
and skirmishes, and was exhausted at the battle of Gaines Mills, and on
returning to consciousness found himself in a hospital. He was taken
prisoner on June 30, 1862, and was sent to Belle Isle prison, and was
held there for about three months. He was finally exchanged and
returned to his regiment in November, 1862, He was discharged with his
regiment in May, 1863. His wife died in April, 1864, and he was married
to Betsy J. Richards in 1866. Mr. Roper was an example of industry and
thrift, and was for several years an assessor, and well deserved the
compliment bestowed upon him by the supervisors' clerk of having
produced the neatest and most business-like assessment roll in the
county. His health gradually failed and he was obliged to give up
active business and during several years had been confined to his
house. Nearly all his joints had become ossified as a result of
rheumatism. He was so helpless that he could not furn in bed, and death
came as a relief to his sufferings, which neither the loving care of
friends nor medical skill could alleviate. The funeral was held on
Saturday, Rev. Peter McKenzie officiating. A wife, four sons, Osburn
B., John F., Edwin E. George E.; and a daughter, Mrs. John O'Neill,
Daily Times 18 March 1902
Rosa died at the family residence, 23 Lake street, at 11:20
o'clock this forenoon, aged 73 years. Mrs. Rosa had been ill only
a week. The cause of death was peritonitis. The deceased
had been a resident
of Geneva nearly all her life. Besides a husband, she is survived
by four sons, Capt. L. L. Rosa and Capt. Frederick Rosa, of this city
and two sons residing in Weedsport. The funeral arrangements are not yet
From Geneva Daily Times 28 January 1914
Mrs. Anna Rose, widow of the late Louis Rose, died this morning at
5:20, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Rummel of Wadsworth
street. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Rummel; two sons, Max Rose and
Edward Rose of Rochester;
From Geneva Daily Times 24 October 1906
George S. Rose died this noon at the home of Mrs. Mary R.
Howell, corner of Pulteney street and Park Avenue, aged 45 years. He
had been confined to the house for the past week and had been at the
point of death for the past two days. Mr. Rose had lived in Geneva the
past eight years, during which time he was employed at the hardware
store of Dorchester & Rose. He is survived by four brothers, O. J.
C. Rose, of this city; Dr. John Rose of Hartford, Conn., and Edward and
Rose, of Branchport, and one sister, Miss Kate Rose of Branchport. Burial
From Ontario County Journal 21 April 1911
The death of George W. Rose occurred on Tuesday night at the
home on Wood street, aged 42 years. Death was due to tuberculosis.
Beside his wife, he is survived by two sons, George V. and Daniel N.
Rose; and one daughter, Miss Ruth E. Rose, all of Canandaigua. He also
leaves a brother, William Rose of Eden, and and a sister, Mrs. Mary
Baker, of Toledo, O. Funeral services will be held from the residence
tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. S. D. Wilcox officiating.
Interment at Woodlawn.
From Ontario County Times 25 May 1887
Naples, N. Y. - Hiram N. Rose, an aged and respected resident of
this town for the past thirty years or more, was stricken with
paralysis on Saturday evening, May 14, and died on Thursday last. His
age was 87 years. His funeral took place on Saturday, the services
being held at the M. E. church.
From Geneva Gazette 15 December 1893
Jared S. Rose, a well-known and highly respected resident of the
town of Farmington, died at his home about 11 o'clock Sunday evening of
pneumonia. He had been ill but a few days and
was improving when a sudden relapse terminated fatally. He
leaves a wife and six children. The deceased was
one of the most prominent men of his town. He served his town
several times in the Board of Supervisors.
From Ontario County Chronicle 11 March 1903
John Rose, one of the oldest citizens of Manchester, died at his
home north of Manchester Sunday morning, aged 87 years, eight months,
and two days. Mr. Rose was born in Warwickshire, England, but came to
this country over 70 years ago, locating in Farmington from where he
moved to Palmyra, thence to Manchester, where he had resided over 35
years. Mr. Rose is survived by two sons and one daughter, Albert of
Manchester Center and Henry and Adeline of Manchester. In his younger
days he took quite an interest in politics; always being a staunch
Republican and a party worker.
From Ontario County Journal 22 November 1901
Manchester, N. Y. - Mrs. John Rose died at her home north of
the village on Friday, aged about 75 years. She is survived by her
husband, two sons and one daughter. Funeral services were held at the
home on Monday afternoon, Rev. M. W. Covell officiating. Interment was
made at Brookside cemetery.
From Victor Herald 28 February 1918
After a long illness, Mrs. Mary Ethelyn Rose entered into
rest, at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, February 24, in a Rochester
hospital. She was laid at rest just twenty-four hours after the funeral
services for her son, George V. Rose, had been held at his late home,
331 Columbia avenue, Rochester. He died at St. Mary's hospital in that
city, Wednesday, February 20, 1918. Mary Ethelyn Rose was a daughter of
James Waghorn of Victor, whose death occurred on the 12th of December,
1916. The early part of her life was spent in Mendon and Victor and
vicinity, where she had a large circle of friends. On December 25th,
1888, she was united in marriage to George W. Rose of Canandaigua,
whose death occurred at their home on Wood street on April 19, 1911.
Mrs. Rose was born in Victor, January 31, 1873. Nearly all of her
married life had been spent in Canandaigua. She was highly respected by
all who knew her in that city, and had many kind, true friends who will
mourn her loss. She is survived by one son, Norman A. Rose; three
sisters, Mrs. Ella Mack of Victor, Mrs. Olive Miles of Canandaigua, and
Mrs. Sarah A. Little of Rochester; three brothers, William H. Waghorn
of Kansas, Charles W. Waghorn of Victor and George Waghorn of
Rochester, and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lottie E. Rose of Rochester.
Funeral services were held in Rochester, after which the remains were
brought to Canandaigua and placed in the vault at Woodlawn Cemetery
Tuesday afternoon. The burial will take place later.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 March 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah L. Rose, of Mason street, died
Saturday night after an illness of about a week, of pneumonia, with
heart complications. She was the widow of former Supervisor Jared F.
Rose, of the town of Farmington, and lived here about seven years.
Surviving members of the family are three daughters, Mrs. A. B.
Hathaway of Farmington;
Mrs. George Boyce and Miss Veronica L. Rose of Canandaigua, and two
Smith J. and Edgar J. Rose, both of Canandaigua.
From Shortsville Enterprise 28 December 1933
The death of Smith J. Rose of Farmington occurred on
Christmas night at the home of his sister, Mrs. A. B. Hathaway, at
Mertensia, after an illness of two weeks duration. He was aged 61
years. Mr. Rose was born in Farmington, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Jared Rose. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Martin
Danielson of Avoca and Mrs. Fred Lord of Ontario, Canada; one son,
William H. Rose of the CCC camp, Adirondack Mountains; also the sister,
Mrs. Hathaway, and one brother, Edgar Rose, noted pianist of Cleveland,
Ohio. Funeral obsequies were held on Wednesday afternoon from the
Hathaway home, conducted by the Rev. C. T. Boynton, pastor of Victor
Methodist church. The burial was made in the South Farmington cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 17 May 1918
Honeoye, N. Y. - On May 6, at the home of her son, Jed Ross, occurred the death of Mrs. Alice C. Ross. She
was born in Baldwinsville, on May 29, 1842, a daughter of Jane Johnson
and John Calland, the youngest of a family of eight children. Her
mother's death occurred during her infancy, the home was broken up and
her home was with relatives in the West until 1859, when she returned
to this town and on January 18 was united in marriage with Nelson Ross
and to this union six children were born, four surviving: Mrs. Charles
Brown, George Ross and Jed C. Ross, of Honeoye, and Mrs. Walter Ashe of
Jacksonville, Fla.; also seven grandchildren and four
great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Jane Shepard of Clifton
Springs, sole survivor of the family. Early in life Mrs. Ross united
with the Episcopal church and her life was ever illustrative of "Do ye
unto others even as ye would they should do unto you."
Highly appreciative of any kindness rendered her, she was keenly alive
to the needs of others and no one ever sought her aid in vain. Although
she had been in poor health for several years, she retained her
interest in the affairs of home and town. During the years of failing
health and particularly the past six weeks of intense suffering, she
was tenderly cared for by her son, Jed, and wife, their entire life
having been spent together. Since the death of her husband, 14 years
ago, her home had been with her son. The funeral was held from the home
on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Gordon Henshaw officiating. Burial was in
the family lot in Lakeview cemetery. The many beautiful floral
offerings bore silent tribute of the love and esteem of neighbors and
From Ontario County Times 18 August 1875
Stanley, N. Y. - Mr. Andrew Ross, living near here, departed this
life last week in his 82nd year. Mr. Ross was a native of Scotland, but
for many years a resident of this town. He was a man of upright
dealings, strict integrity, honest and industrious. It is needless to
say of such a one, that he was much respected and esteemed by all who
knew him. Mr. Ross was a member of the Seneca Presbyterian church, and
died in the full hope of a blessed immortality.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 27 July 1927
Stanley, N. Y., July 26 - Word has been received of the death of Andrew Ross, 70,
a former resident and prominent farmer here, in Ravena, Ohio, where he
was visiting his daughter, Mrs. May Douglass. He received internal
injuries in a fall of a load of hay. He leaves one son, William, of
Cleveland; two daughters, Mrs. May Douglass, of Aurora, Ohio, and Mrs.
Gabriel MacWilliams of Geneva. Funeral Wednesday at 2:30 o'clock from
the Gorham Presbyterian church, Rev. Horace Reshgetone officiating.
Burial in Gorham cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 7 June 1850
Died in Seneca, May 21st, in the 21st year of his age, Mr. Charles
Ross, of a long and protracted illness. He was attended by
an able physician, who did all that skill could accomplish. Every
effort proved unavailing. Death had marked him for a
victim. The deceased was a graduate of the New York Normal
School, and had attained a high rank as a teacher. His
untimely fall will fill the hearts of his parents with the deepest
anguish. But they must reflect that a kind Providence had desired
the death of their son; also that they had performed all their duty to
him. The writer of this can assure them that but few young men
had as many personal friends in Ontario county. A universal
regret pervades the towns of Seneca and Gorham, giving
evidence of his amiable character, promising intellect and private
From Neapolitan Record 2 December 1880
On Friday evening at 5 o'clock, Mrs. Harriet Ross, wife
of Thomas Ross of South Bristol, very suddenly departed this life after
a pilgrimage of 76 years. She was usually active during the day and
enjoyed a visit and dinner with a portion of her children who little
thought the sunset of the day would be sunset of the aged mother's life.
She was sitting in her chair and James, her son, drove past the window,
having returned from a business trip, when she said, "Father, there is
James; stir up the fire; he will be in cold," the they were her last
words; she died calmly in her chair. She came with her husband from Penn
Yan about thirty years ago and settled in the west part of South
Bristol. She had long been a faithful wife and a loving mother, rearing
seven boys and two girls, and this is the first death in
the circle. The children are strong men and women doing service in life
for themselves, but the blow to them in her loss was nonetheless
severe. She has been a pious, earnest Christian mother since her younger
days, always ready for her duty in every good work, and fully prepared
to enter the promised rest. The funeral services were held from the
Frost Town school house at 11 a.m., on Monday, Rev. C. G. Lowell
officiating, and the remains were taken to Honeoye for burial.
Geneva Advertiser 15 January 1901
Mrs. Mary J. Ross died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Frank
Johnson, west of this city, yesterday morning, aged 84 years.
From Ontario County Journal 1 November 1904
Honeoye, N. Y. - The death of Nelson Ross on Sunday,
at the age of 72 years, came as a shock to his many friends and
acquaintances, as he was around the village on Saturday in usual
health. His death was due to heart disease and came suddenly. He leaves
a wife and four children, George Ross and Mrs. Charles Brown, of this
village; Jedediah Ross, who lives at home; and Mrs. Walter Ashe of
Cleveland, Ohio. The funeral was held from his late home on the west
side of Honeoye lake, on Tuesday at 2 o'clock p.m., Rev. S. Mills Day
officiating. The burial was in Lake View cemetery. Mr. Ross was
well-known throughout the town. He was a kind-hearted man of genial
disposition, and will be missed by a large circle of friends and
From Ontario County Journal 30 August 1878
Canadice, N. Y. - Since our last letter the sad messenger of death
has summoned an esteemed mother and wife, we trust to the glorious
inheritance of the saints. Mrs. Sarah Ross died on Monday of
this week, aged 38 years and 10 days. She was a leading member of the
religious society for several years, and we doubt not that she
experienced all that she professed, as she manifested her readiness to
part with all things earthly. Thus she fell asleep in Jesus. Rev. S.
M. Dayton of Wayland conducted the funeral rites on Tuesday following
From Victor Herald 17 October 1891
The funeral of W. C. Ross, who died suddenly at the
residence of his daughter in Canandaigua Tuesday morning, was held in
East Victor Thursday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Woods officiating. Mr. Ross
was born in Churchville, N.
Y., seventy-five years ago. He followed the occupation of hotel keeper
and was for a long time constable and collector. He married Emiline
McCumber, who died about a year ago. He leaves a son, Henry C., of New
York city, one daughter, Mrs. Pierce of Canandaigua, and a
brother, Willard Ross of Farmington, all of whom were present at the
funeral, which was largely attended by his friends and neighbors.
The interment was at the cemetery in this village.
From Ontario County Journal 5 April 1907
Canadice, N. Y. - Again death has entered this community and taken another good citizen and kind neighbor, W. G. Ross, aged
about 65 years, who died on Sunday night, after an illness of several
weeks. He was born here and had always lived in this town. He was
well-known and the neighborhood will miss his kind and helpful hand.
His wife and one son, Lewis Ross, of Stanley, survive; also two
brothers, W. B. Ross and M. V. Ross, of this place; and two sisters,
Mrs. Eliza Clark of this place, and Mrs. Mary Clark of Corning. The
funeral was held at the church on Wednesday, Rev. George Richmire
From Ontario County Journal 12 February 1909
Canadice, N. Y. - After weeks of patient suffering, Willard B.
Ross, a lifelong resident of this town, peacefully passed to his
reward on Sunday morning. Mr. Ross, only 53 years old, was one of the
town's best citizens. Born on the farm on which he died, his life had
been spent on the beautiful hillside overlooking Honeoye lake. Upright
and honest in all the walks of life, he was beloved and respected by
all who knew him. About 13 years ago he buried his first wife, Miss
Hattie Simmons, of Halls. Later he married Miss Ida Allen of Corning.
One daughter, Mrs. Claude Doolittle, of this town; one brother, M. V.
Ross and two sisters, Mrs. Eliza Clark of Canisteo, and Mrs. Mary
Clark, of Corning, together with his wife who so faithfully cared for
him, with a sympathizing community, mourn his loss. Funeral services
were held at Canadice church and interment was made at Honeoye on
From Geneva Courier 6 December 1882
Death of William Ross - Mr. William Ross died December 1st,
aged 60 years, at the family residence, three and half miles southeast
of Geneva. He had been ill for several months and confined to his
house; for five or six years he was ailing somewhat. On Friday
last he died of dropsy, and on Sunday the funeral was held at No. Nine
church. The remains were buried in the
church yard. The funeral discourse took the place of the regular
Mr. Ross came to this county from Pennsylvania, where he was born,
when a boy; and was a resident of the town of Seneca and Geneva for
about half a century. He was of Scotch origin; and illustrated in
his character the traits peculiar to his race, to wit, of indomitable
perseverance, industry, frugality, and good principles. He
therefore early won a competence, and has always been highly respected
by his fellow citizens, who will bear him in memory, for his geniality,
his kindness of heart, and his uprightness in all things. He was
a consistent member of No. Nine church, as his father was before
him. He leaves a family of six sons and one daughter.
We add our
own tribute to the memory of Mr. Ross. He has always,
we believe, been a reader of the Courier; it is a sort of
family tradition and possession; and our own association with Mr. Ross
causes us to regret profoundly his death. It comes that old
subscribers and readers are after a time old friends; and as they drop
away it is no idle word the Courier utters in testimony of
their honored lives.
From Shortsville Enterprise 19 April 1934
Augustus Rossetti, laborer in Lehigh Valley Railroad yards at
Manchester, was killed last Thursday afternoon when stepping backward
to avoid a fast freight and moved directly into the path of the first
section of a passenger train carrying the Metropolitan Opera Company to
Rochester. Rossetti was thrown several feet from the track by the force
of the blow which made a deep gash in his forehead and caused internal
injuries. He was removed to the railroad rooming house, next to the
station, where he died in a short time. Dr. John H. Pratt of
Manchester, Dr. D. A. Eiseline of Shortsville and Dr. L. P. Conley of
Clifton Springs were called. An autopsy was performed, which revealed
the fact that Rossetti sustained nine broken ribs, one lung punctured
and other organs badly crushed. Rossetti leaves his wife, Amelia; three
daughters, Mrs. Minnie Laury, Mrs. Vera Diasio, Mrs. Mary Flower; one
son, Clement; and seven grandchildren. He was about 50 years of age and
had been employed by the Lehigh Valley for about fifteen years. He had
been an assistant foreman prior to the reduction of forces. The
funeral, one of largest ever held in St. Dominic's church, Shortsville,
was on Monday morning from that church, with the pastor, the Rev. John
E. Napier, officiating. Burial was made in St. Rose cemetery, with the
Sons of Italy attending in a body. A handsome floral tribute was sent
by members of the Metropolitan Opera Company, as an expression of
sorrow over the fact that it was their special train that cost Rossetti
From Geneva Daily Times 21 July 1942
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Anna Barbara Rotigel, wife of Joseph
F. Rotigel, died yesterday, aged 74 years. Besides her husband, she is
survived by two sons, John Hauser, Rochester, and Joseph D. Rotigel of
Detroit; two daughters, Mrs. Sarah Johanison, Rochester, and Mrs.
Wallace I. Youngs, Buffalo. Funeral services will be held from St.
John's Episcopal church Wednesday, July 22, at 2:30 with burial in the
Clifton Springs cemetery. Rev. John Wootton will officiate.
From Clifton Springs Press 8 October 1908
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. G. A. Rotnour died quite suddenly at her
home in this village on Monday morning. She was 48 years old. The
deceased was a member of the L. O. T. M., Wide Awake Grange and the
local branch of the W. C. T. U. She is survived by her husband, four
sons and one daughter.
From Ontario County Journal 6 November 1885
Naples, N. Y. - Jacob Roton, an old resident of Naples, died last
Sunday. He was a prosperous farmer and an exemplary man. The funeral
was on Tuesday. The circle of relatives was very large and all mourn a
From Shortsville Enterprise 8 November 1934
Anthony Rotundo of Manchester entered into rest on Friday, November
2, at the Sanitarium in Clifton Springs. He is survived by three
daughters, Mrs. Clarence Country of Lockport, Mrs. Joseph Pandina of
Rochester and Mrs. Frank Ricci of Manchester; two sons, Samuel Charles
of Rochester and George of Seneca Falls; also ten grandchildren.
Funeral services were held from his late home at 8:30 o'clock and from
St. Dominic's church, Shortsville, at 9:30 by the pastor, the Rev. John
E. Napier. The remains were laid at rest in St. Rose cemetery at
From Geneva Gazette 11 October 1895
Thomas, a young son of John Roulan, residing on Center
street, died last Sunday of burns received while playing around a
bonfire. The afflicted family have the sympathy of numerous
From Geneva Daily Times 18 April 1927
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Rouland, widow of the late
Patrick Rouland, will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock at St.
Francis de Sales Church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.
Mrs. Rouland is survived by five children, Mrs. J. W. Dooley of
Chicago, John and Jeremiah Rouland, Mrs. J. E. McGraw and Mrs. E. V.
Eddington of this city; one sister, Miss Kitty Riley of Chicago;
twenty-two grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 26 April 1939
Canandaigua, N. Y. - George Edward Rouse, 88, lifelong
resident of this county, died Monday night in his home on the Bristol
Road. He was a carpenter. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Elsie Shearer
Rouse; two daughters, Mrs. William A. VanAken and Mrs. W. Stanton
Webster; and a son, James, all of Canandaigua; also two brothers, John
and Harry Rouse, Canandaigua; and three sisters, Mrs. John Macumber,
Manchester, Mrs. Anna R. Cox, Rochester, and Mrs. Clara R. Robinson,
Baldwin, L. I. Funeral services will be held at 2:15 p.m. tomorrow in
the home and at 3 p.m. in the Presbyterian church, with burial in
Woodlawn cemetery. Members of Canandaigua Lodge, IOOF, with which he
had been affiliated over 30 years, will conduct services at the grave.
From Shortsville Enterprise 9 February 1912
Mrs. Hannah Rouse of Manchester, who had been residing with her
son at 35 Hoffman street, Geneva, for about two years, passed away
Monday night after a short illness. Her maiden name was Hannah French,
and she was born in Warwickshire, England, in 1823. In December, 1846,
she was married to William Rouse and in 1851, they started for America
in a sailing vessel, making the voyage in 39 days. They settled in
Canandaigua and when the Civil War broke out Mr. Rouse went to the
front. Mrs. Rouse, with five children, the oldest eleven years,
struggled against the odds and trying ordeals most heroically until the
close of the war. In '65 they moved to Manchester where Mr. Rouse died
in 1906. Four children survive her, James of Dansville; William of
Geneva; Mrs. Georgena Chapman of East Palmyra, and Mrs. Louisa Smith of
Manchester. The funeral services were held on Thursday at the home on
Hoffman street at nine o'clock and at the Cemetery Chapel in Palmyra at
two o'clock. Rev. A. E. Hall, pastor of First M. E. Church, Geneva,
From Victor Herald 19 September 1902
A death that saddened the whole community on Sunday morning was
that of Mrs. Edward J. Rowe, wife of Principal Rowe, of the
High School. She was twenty-eight years of age and had lived for the
past three years in this village. During that time she had attracted to
herself many loving friends, who deeply regret her early death. She is
survived by her husband, a young son, her parents and several brothers
and sisters, who reside near Smyrna, N. Y. The funeral service was held
on Tuesday morning from the residence on Maple avenue, Rev. Lorren
Stiles, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. A touching feature
of the service was the sight of the infant son, who lived but a day,
pillowed on his mother's breast. The remains were taken to Smyrna for
From Ontario County Times 23 March 1887
Port Gibson, N. Y. - Our people were shocked last Saturday morning
to hear of the terrible accident that occurred the night before,
causing the death of Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Rowe, who live east
about two miles. They were returning from a Grange sociable in
Hydesville, and while crossing the Central track at Stebbin's Corners,
they were struck by the flyer from the west and instantly killed. Both
have been residents of this neighborhood for a long time, and were over
fifty years old. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the
Baptist Church in Newark.
From Ontario County Journal 10 August 1900
Walter Jerome Rowe, a well-known and respected colored resident of
this village, died on Saturday at his home on Main street, after an
illness which had confined him to his bed for two weeks. He had been in
the employ of Carpenter & Sisson for 12 years. He leaves a wife and
six small children. The funeral services were held in Gillett &
Kennedy's undertaking rooms on Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock and
were conducted by Rev. C. J. Clausen.
From Ontario County Journal 10 March 1905
Naples, N. Y. - William Rowe died at his home at Boswell's
Corners, South Bristol, on Sunday, March 5, aged about 50 years. He was
ill but a few days, having taken a severe cold which was followed by
pneumonia. He leaves a wife and three children. His wife was a daughter
of the late Stephen Johnson and he owned the Johnson farm. He was a
hard-working, self-denying man and a useful citizen.
From Ontario County Journal 17 August 1888
Naples, N. Y. - The last veteran of 1812 in this vicinity died
last week. Bethuel C. Rowell of South Bristol, aged 94.
He was the oldest man in this part of the county except "Uncle" Billy
Sullivan of Richmond, who claims to be 105.
From Naples Record 20 September 1873
Died on Sunday, Sept. 24th, Mrs. Lucinda Rowell, aged 72
years. Mrs. Rowell will be well and favorably remembered by old
residents abroad; she had reared a large family, and filled well for
many years the office of mother and grandmother. She died at the home of
Shep Rowell, Liberty, and was brought to this village, where services
were held at the M. E. church by Rev. Brownell, at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Her
remains were interred at Hunts Hollow.
From Ontario Republican Times 31 July 1856
A man named Edmund Rowland, residing at Cheshire in this
town, came to his death a short time since in a most singular manner.
Having occasion on the 16th instant to go into his pasture, where he
kept a mare with her sucking colt, he was kicked by the latter on the
abdomen and died the Friday following, from the effects of the injury
thus received. Mr. Rowland was a man of good character, much esteemed
in his neighborhood, and
leaves a wife and two children to mourn his untimely loss. He was about
From Ontario County Journal 25 January 1907
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Almond H. Rowley died at his farm
residence, south of the station, on Tuesday night after a week's
illness from pneumonia. A slight rally on Monday after two days of
critical illness gave rise to the hope that he might recover, but his
heart weakened on Tuesday, and he passed away at 8 o'clock. Mr. Rowley
was 75 years of age. He was the son of Simon and Lucy Hayward Rowley,
who were living at Henrietta at the time of his birth, but who returned
to East Bloomfield while he was still a boy. The Bailey farm was the
family homestead. Fifty years ago the coming July, Mr. Rowley married
Miss Charlotte Beach and for 42 years they have resided upon the farm
where Mr. Rowley died. For some years previous to 1878 Mr. Rowley, in
company with his brother, Stoughton Rowley, conducted a coal and lumber
business. Mr. Rowley was a citizen in whom integrity and uprightness
were inherent. Of a quiet nature, men respected and honored him. A few
years ago he sold his farm to his son-in-law and gave up the cares
which grew heavy with the years. He leaves his wife; two daughters,
Mrs. Alonzo Wood and Miss Alice Rowley; and one son, George H. Rowley;
and one sister, Mrs. Oscar F. Wheeler. The funeral will be held from
the home this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. L. M. Bristol, of the
Methodist church, officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 23 November 1877
Died in Victor, on the morning of November 12th, Mr. Andrew
Rowley, aged 79 years. He was born in the town of Lima, N.
Y., and shortly after his birth his parents removed to this village,
which he has always made his home. Mr. Rowley was twice married,
and his second wife, and four children by his first wife, survive him.
His business was that of a contractor, and there are today
several embankments and culverts upon the Central railroad which were
made by Mr. Rowley. The largest undertaking of this kind which
was built by him, was a large portion of the Welland canal
in Canada. Nearly his whole life was passed amidst the busy,
exhaustive labors of his profession. Mr. Rowley was a leading
member of the Methodist church, and but few have done more in
effectually planting and promoting the substantial growth of Methodism
this section. For several years prior to his death, he was compelled to
relinquish the activities of life and assume the position of
an invalid. It cost his strong, positive, self-reliant nature no
little struggle to say "Thy will be done," but grace conquered, and at
length, after tedious months of languishing and pain, the
veteran calmly and serenely passed to his rest. His funeral was
held at the M. E. church on Wednesday afternoon of last week, Rev. Mr.
Benson preaching the funeral sermon.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 30 October 1907
Victor, N. Y. - The death of Andrew Bigelow Rowley occurred
morning at his home in Church street. Mr.
Rowley had been in feeble health for some time and had been confined to
his bed for several weeks, following a stroke of paralysis. He suffered
the second shock, and has been in an almost helpless condition since.
Mr. Rowley was a quiet man in manner, and had won for himself many
friends by his kind-heartedness and pleasant manner. Born in this town
on May 10, 1839, nearly the entire sixty-eight years of his life had
been spent here, excepting a few years' residence at Joliet, Ill. Mr.
Rowley was a bass singer of unusual ability and during his early life
he was prominent in musical circles. For many years he was a member of
the choir of the local Presbyterian church and he also sang in several
clubs and outside organizations. Besides the wife, two sons survive:
Frank T. of this village and Edmund L., of Joliet, Ill., who arrived
here on Saturday evening. The funeral services were held on Sunday
afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock, and were conducted by Rev. Loren Stiles of
the Methodist church, and Rev. Frank W. Hill of the Presbyterian
church. Interment was in the village cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 28 September 1929
Victor, N. Y., Sept. 27 - Dr. Charles Andrew Rowley, a practicing
physician in Victor, died in the Genesee Hospital in Rochester this
morning after an illness of six days. Dr. Rowley was born in Victor,
Jan. 13, 1863, the eldest of the six sons of Franklin and Jeanette
Wilder Rowley. He was educated in the local schools, the Genesee
Wesleyan Seminary in Lima and the Cleveland Medical College in Ohio.
Dr. Rowley was active in community life, having served as town health
officer and a member of the Board of Education, and as a devoted member
of the Presbyterian church. He was also a a member of the New York
State Medical Society, the Ontario County Medical Society and the
Modern Woodmen of America. The surviving relatives are a daughter, Mrs.
Ross Gunn of Washington, D. C.; a grandson, Ross Gunn, Jr.,; and two
brothers, Clark Rowley and George Daniel Rowley, both of Rochester.
Funeral from the home at 3 o'clock Sunday.
From Ontario County Journal 23 September 1910
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Charlotte A. Rowley, widow of
Almon H. Rowley, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edgar Norton,
on Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Rowley was born in this town on Jan. 28,
1835, the daughter of Levi and Catherine Beach, and had always lived
here where she was highly honored and respected by all who knew her. On
Jan. 13, 1858, she was united in marriage to Almon H. Rowley, who died
four years ago. Mrs. Rowley leaves three children, Mrs. A. W. Wood,
George H. Rowley and Mrs. Edgar Norton; and two grandchildren, Elmer
Wood and Charlotte Rowley, all of this town; also one sister, Mrs. H.
M. Johnson of Rochester. The funeral services were held on Tuesday
afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edgar Norton.
From Ontario County Journal 26 May 1905
On May 18, at Richmond Mills, occurred the death of Mrs. Charlotte Bliss, wife of the late George Washington Rowley, aged
73 years. Mrs. Rowley had been blind and nearly helpless for a long
time. The funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. W. C.
Burns, of Honeoye, on Saturday afternoon. The interment was at Lake
View cemetery. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Nettie Beach and Mrs.
Belle Short, who cared for her during her long illness.
From Ontario County Journal 26 February 1892
Honeoye, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Dolly Rowley, aged
85 years, was held from her son's, George W. Rowley, near Richmond
Mills, last Sunday at 11 a.m., Rev. Thos. Kerr, of Bristol,
officiating. The burial was at
From Ontario County Journal 9 January 1914
Bristol, N. Y. - Mrs. E. M. Rowley, who has been a patient
sufferer for a long time, passed away on New Year's day, in her 67th
year. Besides her husband, she leaves one son, William; and four
grandchildren, of Lansing, Mich. Mrs. Rowley's maiden name was Ellen
Manehan. She had always led a christian life. The funeral was held from
her late home on Saturday. Rev. Edmonds, of the Methodist church at
Bristol Center, officiated. Interment was in Lake View cemetery at
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 26 December 1899
Franklin Rowley, an aged resident of Victor, died at the home of
his son, Calvin Rowley, Sunday evening, aged 77 years. He leaves six
sons, Dr. Charles A. Rowley, Calvin Rowley, George Rowley, of Victor;
Clark Rowley of Rochester; William and Frank Rowley, of Plainfield, New
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 30 November 1930
Holcomb, Nov. 29 - George Rowley, 67, died today. He leaves his
wife, Mrs. Cora Mason Rowley; a daughter, Charlotte Rowley, and a
sister, Mrs. Edgar Norton, all of Holcomb. Funeral from the home Monday
at 2:30 o'clock.
From Ontario County Journal 25 December 1903
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - On Wednesday, Dec. 16, at his late home at Richmond Mills, occurred the death of George Washington Rowley. Mr.
Rowley was born in the town of Bristol on Nov. 19, 1827. In 1850 he
married Charlotte Bliss of Bristol, and settled in Richmond. In 1867 he
purchased his farm of 200 acres at Richmond Mills, where he had since
resided. On the site of his residence stood, at an early day, the West
Richmond hotel. Mr. Rowley was a staunch Republican and had been
justice of the peace for 20 years. He leaves, besides his wife, two
daughters, Mrs. Orin S. Beach, of this town, and Mrs. F. L. Short of
Attleboro, Mass. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Burns
on Saturday at the home. The interment was at Lake View Cemetery,
From Ontario County Journal 13 June 1884
Died, at East Bloomfield, June 8th, Mrs. Levy Rowley, aged
89 years. Mrs. Rowley has lived most of her life in this town, and
leaves behind her many relatives and friends. A few weeks ago her
husband, Simeon Rowley, died at the age of 93 years, being the oldest
man in town. At that time she was feeble; now she has passed quietly to
her rest in the full confidence of meeting her husband on the other
side. For many years she has led a life of single trust in Christ, and
at last, without disease, like as a falling leaf come gently to the
ground, she has left us.
From Victor Herald 14 December 1895
Jeanette Wilder Rowley, wife of Franklin Rowley, died at her home
on Church street Saturday night, age 66 years. She was in usual
health and performed her usual duties on Saturday, and in the evening
made her usual preparations for Sunday, and about ten o'clock retired
for the night. About four o'clock Sunday morning, Mr. Rowley awoke,
to the fire and went back to bed, not disturbing his wife. He slept
about half past six and then got up; he spoke to his wife but getting
response, touched her; he was horrified to find her rigid and cold. He
his son, Dr. Charles Rowley, and a glance told the sad story -- she had
been dead several hours. Death had been peaceful, and painless, there
was no indications that she had struggled or moved since she retired.
Dr. Mead was called and made an examination; he decided that death was
due to apoplexy. The coroner was notified, but he did not think an
Mrs. Rowley was the second daughter of Wm. Wilder of South Bristol. She
was educated at East Bloomfield Academy and taught school several
terms. She was married to Franklin Rowley of Bristol, Dec. 25th, 1858,
the family have made Victor their home most of the time since. Besides
husband, she leaves six sons, Calvin, Charles, and George of this town;
and Clark of Chicago; and Frank of Plainfield, N. J. Mrs. Rowley was a
of rare domestic, motherly traits, devoted to her family, to the church
of Christ and the cause of humanity. She was a member of the Methodist
and a teacher in the Sabbath school. The funeral was very largely
from the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Mr. Hudnutt
the service, assisted by Rev. Mr. Frost. Very appropriate music was
by Mrs. Powell, Mrs. Curtice, Mr. Phillips and W. F. Brace. The floral
were abundant and beautiful. The interment was at Boughton Hill
From Ontario County Journal 29 February
East Bloomfield Station, N. Y. - Wednesday last at one o'clock
occurred the funeral of Uncle Simeon
Rowley at the house of his son, Mr. A. Rowley, Rev. Wm. Armstrong
officiating. Deceased was Bloomfield's oldest inhabitant. Born
in the year 1790, he was in his 94th year at death. His lifelong
and faithful helpmate survives him, but is very feeble and cannot
last many days.
From Ontario County Times 27 February 1878
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Stoughton Rowley, aged about forty
years, died at the Rowley House on Friday night about 11 o'clock.
Deceased was a man of sterling business abilities and has been a
prominent business man of the town for several years. The cause of
death is supposed to be heart disease and disordered kidneys. The
funeral was held on Tuesday with Masonic ceremonies. Mr. Rowley leaves
a host of mourning friends, both rich and poor. He was always ready to
help a poor man in the hour of need and his good deeds and influence
will be missed by our community.
From Ontario County Journal 29 April 1910
Bristol, N. Y. - Thaddeus Rowley, son of Darius and Dolly
Rowley, died at his home on Saturday, at the age of 73 years. He was
born in this town, and excepting a few years spent in Michigan, his
life was lived here. Mr. Rowley was married to Miss Mary Eardle about
45 years ago. Eight children were born to them, five sons and three
daughters; Mrs. Sylvester Gladding, John, Augustus and Gertrude Rowley
of Bristol; George of Shortsville; Lewis and Arthur of Richmond, and
Mrs. Frank Greenman of South Bristol, who with their mother, survive.
There are 18 grandchildren. One sister and two brothers also survive.
It was the first time the grim destroyer had ever entered the home. Mr.
Rowley suffered a stroke of apoplexy the 10th of last June and had been
an invalid since. The funeral was held from the home on Monday, Rev.
Albert Briddon officiating. Misses Mabel Briddon and Polly Leach sang
the funeral hymns. A long procession of relatives and neighbors
followed the remains to their last resting place at Honeoye.
From Geneva Daily Times 31 January 1898
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Isaac Roy, one of the oldest
farmers of this vicinity, occurred Saturday evening. Mr. Roy was 80
years of age. He had been ill for several months, with neuritis. He was
From Geneva Daily Times 29 March 1910
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Isaac Roy, a well-known
farmer of the Town of Phelps, occurred Monday morning at his home on
Maryland street, five miles north of here. He had been ill about six
weeks. The deceased was the son of the late Isaac Roy, an extensive
land owner and prominent citizen of this town. He was born on the Roy
homestead 71 years ago and had spent his entire life in that
neighborhood. His wife died about four years ago. With the exception of
a few years that he conducted the Alloway mills, Mr. Roy always
followed the occupation of farming. A brother, John H. Roy, of Phelps,
and a sister, Mrs. Electa R. Mead, of Battle Creek, survive. The
funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at the late home of
the deceased. Rev. Mr. Ostrander of the Lyons Presbyterian church
officiating. Burial will be at South Lyons Cemetery.
From Victor Herald 23 November 1895
Allan A. Royce, the oldest printer living in this state, died
at his home in Canandaigua last Thursday, age 83 years. Royce learned
his trade of the man who printed the Mormon Bible.
From Ontario County Journal 18 November 1887
On Wednesday afternoon about four o'clock, Mrs. Seraphine Elizabeth
Royce, wife of Allen A. Royce, of this village, was
suddenly stricken with paralysis at her home on West Gibson street.
She was at work about the house as usual and her husband was at work
in the garden. He heard her call to him and proceeding at once to the
house, he found her prostrated upon the floor absolutely helpless.
Assistance was summoned and the unfortunate lady made as comfortable as
possible. The shock had done its work, however, and she was far past
recovery. After being removed to a bed she at once fell asleep, and lay
in that condition until seven o'clock yesterday (Thursday) morning when
passed quietly and peacefully away. Mrs. Royce was stricken with
on Christmas day, four years ago, but from that shock she recovered.
deceased was born in Terra Haute, Ind., Nov. 30, 1821, and was the
of Mrs. Jennie Owen, nee Jamieson, who was the first white child born
in Canandaigua. She leaves a husband, a son and daughter to mourn her
loss. The former, Allen A. Royce, is the oldest printer in this
is very well now. The daughter is the wife of Louis N. Smith, of this
village, and the son, Wm. J. Royce, is a well-known contractor and
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