"Ro" to "Rog" Obituaries

From Geneva Gazette 24 January 1896

Henry Roach,
a laborer residing on Avenue B (Torrey Park), died last Friday evening, after a long illness resulting from a fall and sustaining internal injuries.  He leaves a widow and two young children.  Funeral held at St. Francis deSales Church on Tuesday last, making the third one this week. Burial St. Patrick Cemetery; stone reads Harry Roach.

From Geneva Daily Times 28 May 1908

Stanley, N. Y. - Mrs. Margaret Roach,
aged 52 years, died at her residence here at 2 o'clock Tuesday, after an illness of several months. Mrs. Roach resided in Stanley all her lifetime and is survived by eight children: James Roach, of Corning; James of Jersey City; Mrs. J. Loughlin and Mrs. Charles Leonard, of Utica; Misses Mary, Elizabeth, Agnes and Christine, all of this place. Mrs. Roach will be missed by her family and a large circle of friends. The funeral will take place Friday morning from St. Theresa's church, Stanley.

From Ontario County Journal 25 May 1917

The death of Mrs. Margaret Roach, Dailey avenue, occurred at the Memorial hospital yesterday at noon. She was born in Ireland 75 years ago. There survive one son, James E. The funeral services will be held at St. Mary's church tomorrow morning with interment at Calvary cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 12 January 1917

The death of Mrs. Margaret Roach, aged 72 years, occurred at her home on Granger street on Saturday. Death was due to general debility. She is survived by three daughters, Miss Margaret Roach and Mrs. R. J. Meath of Canandaigua, and Mrs. H. P. Barry, of Brighton, Mass. Her husband, James Roach, died several years ago. The funeral services were held at St Mary's church on Tuesday. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 6 February 1905

The body of Michael Roach of Stanley was found shortly after 12 o'clock yesterday noon, beside the track of the Middlesex Valley subdivision of the Lehigh, at a point about two miles west of this city. The man was frozen to death. The discovery was made by Charles McGuigan, a nurseryman living in the vicinity. McGuigan told B. F. McChayne who notified Coroner Weyburn by telephone. The coroner had the body brought to the undertaking rooms of DeVaney & Fletcher. The family of the deceased was notified last night and one of the sons came this morning to accompany the remains home. Roach had been spending the day Saturday in Geneva and went to the Lehigh station to take the 7:10 evening train for home. He missed the train and as Roach was not in the habit of staying away from his family over night, he set out to walk the distance over the tracks. The intense cold and the storm were too much for him and he evidently became exhausted and fell down beside the tracks out of reach of any assistance and too weak to get up again. Mr. Roach was fifty-four years of age and was employed on the Lehigh railroad. He leaves a wife and nine children. A sad incident in connection with the case occurred yesterday afternoon at the close of vesper service at St. Stephen's church. Mr. Roach's daughter, Lizzie, who is employed at Canandaigua, was visiting with some girl friends in this city over Sunday, and in company with them had been to the church service. When they were coming down the steps some one remarked that there was a dead man at DeVaney and Fletcher's from Stanley. The girl was startled and went at once to the undertaking rooms to inquire. She was prostrated to see in the dead body the form of her own father. In company with Mr. Fletcher she drove at once to Stanley to break the sad news at home.

From Victor Herald 9 August 1901

Mrs. Richard Roach
died early this morning, after a short illness, at her home about three miles southwest of this village. Mrs. Roach was formerly Miss Abigail Liddy, and resided in this village for several years before her marriage, about a year ago. She was in her twenty-ninth year. Mrs. Roach was much beloved by all who knew her and her death is deeply felt by her many friends. Much sympathy is expressed for her husband in his bereavement. She is also survived by her mother and several brothers and sisters. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at St. Patrick's church.

From Geneva Daily Times 14 October 1935

Mrs. Mary Finn Roark,
widow of the late James J. Roark, of 10 Middle street, died at her home this morning after a long illness. She leaves one son, the Rev. Charles A. Roark of Wayne, Mich.; and one daughter, Esther of Geneva. Mrs. Roark was a member of the Rosary Society of St. Francis de Sales. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the home and 9 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 14 November 1913

Rushville, N. Y. -  Charles Roat,
a well-known and highly respected resident of Reeds Corners, died Tuesday noon, after a long illness. Mr. Roat had spent his entire life of 76 years at Reeds Corners, and was was a son of Alexander and Esther Roat. He was twice married, his first wife, Mary Reed, having died twenty-nine years ago. Six children were born of this union, three of whom died in infancy. The funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon from the Baptist church of which he was a member, Rev. Mr. Lawton officiating. Interment was made in the Reeds Corners cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Jennie McGaffey Roat; three sons, James, John and Heber, all of Reeds Corners; and one brother, John Roat of Gorham.

From Ontario County Times 17 April 1889

Reed's Corners, N. Y. - 
The whole community was saddened to learn of the death of Mrs. Charles Roat, which occurred last Sunday morning. An earnest Christian, a kind neighbor and a noble woman has gone from among us, and her name will be held in sweet remembrance by all.

From Ontario County Journal 7 August 1885

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Joseph Roath
died Sunday, August 2d, aged 70 years. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at St. Bridget's church.

From Shortsville Enterprise 14 December 1916

The death of Mrs. Ann Victoria Robbins, a lifelong resident of Farmington, occurred at her home at an early hour on Tuesday morning. She had been ill for the past four years, and her age was 67 years. Mrs. Robbins was born in the town of Farmington on Nov. 5, 1849, a daughter of of the late Richard and Ann Larner, of Warwickshire, England. Her husband, John Robbins, died about 14 years ago. The survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Adelbert Camp, Mrs. William Randall, and Mrs. Edward Randall, and four sons, Wilson, Fred, John and Ralph Robbins, all residents of Farmington. The funeral obsequies will be held from the family home this Thursday afternoon  at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. D. H. MacKenzie, of Shortsville. The interment will be made in South Farmington Chapel cemetery.

From Ontario County Times 12 July 1882

John Robbins,
an old and respected resident of the town of Farmington, died at his home on Saturday, July 1st. He sustained a severe shock from a fall he received in his barn a few months since, from which he never recovered. His age was 75 years.

From Ontario Repository & Messenger 1 October 1903

John Robbins, a Farmington farmer the past 30 years, died last week Tuesday, aged 68 years. His wife, four sons and three daughters survive.

From Geneva Daily Times 30 March 1934

William W. Robbins,
formerly of 25 Park Avenue, occurred yesterday after an illness of some time. Mr. Robbins had been employed by the W. F. Humphrey Printing Company for over twenty-six years. For several years, he has been Secretary of the Board of Examining Engineers of Geneva. Surviving are his widow, Zillah M. Robbins; three daughters, Mrs. John Quinlan of Syracuse; Miss Olive Robbins and Mrs. Harvey Anderson of Geneva; and a son, Burton W. Robbins of Geneva; four grandchildren; one sister Mrs. Albert Parker of Long Island; a brother, Charles Robbins of Geneva. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Anderson, at a time to be announced. Interment will be made in Maple Grove Cemetery, Waterloo.

From Fairport Herald Mail 29 June 1944

Wilson Robbins
of Fort Hill Ave., Canandaigua, died in Memorial hospital in that city Thursday, June 22, 1944, after a long illness. He was born in Farmington and operated a farm here many years, moving to Canandaigua 20 years ago. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Benzoe Robbins, and two sons, TSgt. Lee C. Robbins with the U. S. Army in England and Sgt. Carroll Robbins, Army Air Forces, stationed in Idaho. Funeral services were held Saturday in Canandaigua with burial in Friends Cemetery, South Farmington.

From Geneva Daily Times 17 August 1895

The death of George Roberts at his home on the Lyons road, at 1:30 o'clock this morning, is announced. The deceased was 81 years of age, and will be remembered in Geneva where he sold milk for fifty years. His wife, two sons, and four daughters survive him, namely, W. M. Roberts, of Geneva, L. V. Roberts of Syracuse, Mrs. S. D. Dobbins, of Waterloo, Mrs. Joseph Little, of Providence, R. I., and Misses Lizzie and Mary of Geneva. The time of funeral will be announced on Monday.

From Ontario County Chronicle 12 March 1902

Sunday night Jesse H. Roberts, a well-known farmer, died at his home three miles north of Canandaigua. Death was due to apoplexy. Deceased, who was aged about 82 years, is survived by two sons, Harvey G. Roberts of this town, and M. J. Roberts of Syracuse.

From Geneva Daily Times 3 January 1942

Mrs. Julia Roberts,
69, of Howard street, widow of Thomas V. Roberts, died early today in the Geneva General Hospital after a long illness. She leaves three sons, Charles H. Roberts of Rochester, Edward L. of Geneva, and Victor H., Mount Morris; one daughter, Mrs. John Hart, Geneva; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Looney of Geneva and Mrs. Caroline Best, Washington, D. C. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of her daughter, with Dr. Alexander Thompson of the North Presbyterian church officiating. Burial will be in Washington Street Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 11 November 1897

The funeral of Mrs. Sarah Roberts, who died on the 8th instant, aged 89 years, was held from her late residence on Lyons road yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Dr. Remick officiating. The interment was in Glenwood cemetery. Two sons and three daughters survive. The deceased had a wide circle of friends and acquaintances in Geneva, Mrs. Roberts having lived in Geneva for 57 years. She was the widow of George Roberts, who died about two years ago.

From Geneva Daily Times 28 December 1904

Sarah Roberts,
widow of Nadah H. Roberts, died this morning after a ten week's illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jennie Pausley, No. 193 Castle street. The deceased was in her eighty-sixth year. She was born in Auburn and after a thirty years' residence in Clyde, came here to live with her daughter five years ago. Besides her daughter, she is survived by two sons, Richard and Franklin Roberts, both of Clyde. The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon from her daughter's home, Rev. C. E. Jewell officiating. Burial will be in Clyde.

From Geneva Daily Times 14 March 1940

Thomas V. Roberts,
74, of 326 Main street, died last evening at the Geneva General Hospital after a long illness. Surviving are his widow, Julia Bailey Roberts; three sons, Charles H. Roberts, Edward L. of Geneva and Victor H. of Mount Morris; one daughter, Mrs. John Hart of this city; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of his son, Edward, 164 Nursery avenue, with the Rev. S. H. Edsall of Trinity Episcopal church officiating. The body will be placed in a vault in Glenwood for burial later in Washington Street cemetery. There will be a committal service in Glenwood chapel.

From Ontario County Journal 11 September 1885

The serious illness of Mr. John B. Robertson, which we mentioned last week, came to a fatal termination on Tuesday morning, and this week it is our sad duty to record the death of a man who will be greatly missed from this community. Mr. Robertson was born in Benton, Yates county, June 17, 1824, and was therefore about 61 years of age. In 1848 he removed to Geneva, where he carried on the business of building for ten years. In 1858 he came to Canandaigua and engaged in the work of erecting the Court House of Ontario county. During the remainder of his life he made his home in Canandaigua and devoted most of his time to the business of building. Mr. Robertson was a public spirited man in the best sense of the term, and many of the improvements which have beautified this village and contributed to the advancement of its interests are due to the energy and influence which he always exerted to that end. He was an unassuming man of kind and generous heart and liberal views. In politics he was a Republican, of earnest convictions, and exerted a benign influence in his party. In 1877 he was elected Supervisor of the town of Canandaigua; he was re-elected the following year and was made chairman of the Board of Supervisors. In 1882 he was elected a member of the Board of Village Trustees, was re-elected in 1884, and in 1885 he was chosen President of the Board. In the performance of his official duties in the various positions, he acted with a conscientious regard for the public welfare, and was a faithful and capable officer. Mr. Robertson was an honored and influential member of the Masonic fraternity. He leaves a wife and five children, four of whom have reached maturity -- Charles F. Robertson, Mrs. James A. Ellis and Miss Jennie Robertson of this place, and Mrs. George Stannard of Rochester. All his children were with him during his last hours, and did all that loving hands could do to alleviate the sufferings of his dying hours. The cause of his death was an affection of the brain, doubtless induced by over exertion, and a partial prostration by the heat which he suffered several weeks ago. The funeral services were held at the residence of the deceased on Gorham street yesterday afternoon, and a large concourse of citizens assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to his memory. The remains were interred in Woodlawn Cemetery, and it is a notable fact that he had devoted his influence and much time and labor in securing to this community that ample and beautiful burial place.

From Geneva Daily Times 7 October 1902

Joseph Robeson
died at his late residence, one mile east of Halls Corners, at 12:30 o'clock this morning, aged 84 years. Mr. Robeson was born Feb. 4, 1818, on the farm where he died.  His father was of the sturdy English stock of the County Northumberland, and came to this country and this section in 1800, when he took up a tract of virgin land for the farm on which his son has just died.  The deceased is survived by a widow, one daughter, Miss Mary J. Robeson, three sons, Robert W.,  H. S., and Dr. J. A. Robson, all of Halls Corners.

From Geneva Daily Times 22 August 1905

Arthur Robinson,
twenty-nine years of age, a fireman formerly employed at the works of the Torrey Park Preserving company, died at 6:30 o'clock last evening at the City Hospital. The cause of death was typhoid fever. Formerly the deceased boarded at a boarding house run by Edward Rose at No. 21 Washington street. After being indisposed for two weeks he was taken to the hospital four weeks ago today. The deceased was born in this city but has lived for most of his life at Gorham. He is survived by his mother, two sisters, Miss Grace and Miss Jessie Robinson and one brother, Joseph Robinson, all of Ithaca. Burial will be made tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock at Gorham.

From Ontario County Chronicle 18 February 1903

Saturday, February 14, occurred the death of Mrs. Catherine Robinson at her home in Saltonstall street, aged 73 years. Her funeral was held from St. Mary's church Monday morning. She is survived by a daughter, Miss Carrie Robinson of Canandaigua, and two sons, Thomas of this village and James of Missouri.

From Ontario County Journal 23 July 1897

Shortsville, N. Y. - 
The death of Charles A. Robinson occurred on Thursday afternoon of last week. Cause of death was epilepsy, to which he had long been subject. Funeral was held from the residence on Main street on Sunday afternoon. Rev. C. H. Lester officiated. Interment was in the Brookside Cemetery.

From Geneva Advertiser 2 July 1901

Mrs. Charles R. Robinson
died at her home, No. 159 Washington street, late last Sunday evening.  The family came here from Palmyra some twenty-odd years ago, since which time Geneva has been their home.  She was a kind neighbor, a loyal friend, a member of Trinity Church, and her daughter quite well-known in musical circles.  Mr. Robinson has the sympathy of a wide circle of friends.

From Ontario County Journal 18 June 1909

At East Orange, N. J., on Saturday, occurred the death of Mrs. Charlotte A. Babcock Robinson, widow of the late Charles Robinson, of this village. Mrs. Robinson was long a resident of this place, and following the death of her husband many years ago, went to live with her son, Dr. William Robinson, of East Orange. The remains were brought to Canandaigua and interred in Woodlawn cemetery on Monday. Deceased was 80 years of age.

From Ontario County Times 15 October 1884

Port Gibson, N. Y. - Mr. Daniel Robinson
died Sunday, September 28, at the age of 73 years. His funeral was held at the M. E. church Wednesday and the remains taken to Gypsum for interment. He had been in feeble health all summer, and his death was not unexpected.

From Ontario County Chronicle 12 December 1900

Edson C. Robinson, a well-known business man of this village, died at his home last Thursday morning, aged 46 years. Mr. Robinson had been ill for several weeks, the result of a serious attack of indigestion. He improved in health for a time, but suffered a relapse and died as stated. The deceased was the son of the late John S. Robinson, inventor of the famous Robinson Chilled Plow. He was born in Canandaigua, December 22, 1854, educated in the Canandaigua Academy, and after serving two years as bookkeeper in his father's office, he joined his father in 1878 as partner in the Robinson Chilled Plow Company. After the death of his father he associated himself with several local capitalists and continued to manufacture the plows to the time of his death. He leaves five children, Edson E., J. Maurice, Leon, Ray and Ella. He carried two life insurance policies, one for $2000 in the Maccabees, and one for $3000 in the Rochester Protective Association. His funeral was held from his late home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

From Ontario County Times 18 February 1885

Port Gibson, N. Y. - Mrs. Eva Robinson,
widow of the late Daniel Robinson, died at her daughter's, near Phelps, Feb. 4th. The remains were brought here for interment and funeral services were held in the church on Saturday afternoon.

From Ontario County Journal 7 August 1914

Rushville, N. Y. -  George Robinson
died at his home on North Main Street on Sunday morning. He was the son of John and Kezia Mapes Robinson and was born in Seneca county, near Fayette, Sept. 18, 1836. He was the youngest of a large family of children, the only surviving one being a half sister living at Depew, who is well along in years and quite feeble. Mr. Robinson was married when about 21 years of age to Miss Janette Doremus, of Fayette, July 7, 1858. Three children were born to them, Harley, Cassie and Herman, all of whom are living but Harley, who died in Chicago nearly 20 years ago. Mr. Robinson is also survived by two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Hattie Stark of Rushville, and Mrs. May Robinson of Rochester; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Mr. Robinson had lived in Rushville about 47 years following his trade of blacksmithing until failing health eompelled him to lay aside active duties nearly two years ago. He was considered one of the very best of workmen at his trade, and people who knew of him would come for miles around to bring him their work. He was cared for by his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Hattie Stark, since the death of his wife. Mr. Robinson had made a host of friends in the community as well as in the Congregational church, where he and his wife attended services. Many relatives and friends will mourn for him. The funeral services were held on Wednesday at his home on North Main street, with interment in the Rushville Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 7 June 1905

Rushville, N. Y. -
Monday afternoon, at her home in this village, occurred the death of Mrs. George W. Robinson, 74 years old. Mrs. Robinson was formerly Miss Jeanette Doremus, of Seneca county, and had she lived until July 7, would have been married forty-seven years. Her death was due to paralysis. The surviving members of her family are her husband, one daughter, Mrs. J. E. Sutphen of Cleveland; one son, Herman, of Toledo, a brother, Albert Doremus of Auburn, and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Ritter of Geneva and Mrs. Charles Dailey of Washington, who at present is not expected to recover from an attack of heart trouble. The funeral will be conducted by Rev. E. A. Hazeltine, at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the house, after which the remains will be taken to Gorham village for burial.

From Ontario County Journal 5 November 1897

Bristol Springs, N. Y. -
On Friday evening last occurred the death of  Mrs. Grace T. Robinson, whose serious illness was mentioned lately. Mrs. Robinson was born in Dutchess county Sept. 10, 1811; was married to Henry Ricketson in 1837; to Ambrose Crandall of West Henrietta in 1865; and to Henry Robinson of Chatham in 1871. She came to this town in the early fifties, some time after the death of her first husband, and settled on the farm where she has since lived and died, the family consisting of herself and son, John Ricketson, her only child. She was the sister of the late Shotwell Powell, and herself and those to whom she was married were members of the Society of Friends and the qualities which go to make the patient Christian woman belonged to her as much as to any individual who has lived here. Her son, John, survives her; all her brothers, sisters and husbands having gone before. The funeral was held at the church on Sunday, Rev. John Cornell of Baltimore, officiating; he having been a pupil under the deceased in his boyhood and a lifelong friend as well.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 29 November 1905

Honeoye, N. Y. -  James Robinson
died at the home of his niece, Mrs. George Brown, last Tuesday evening, Nov. 21, of heart disease, aged 85 years and 7 months. Mr. Robinson was born in the town of Richmond, where his boyhood and youth were spent. He married Hannah Short and moved to Marshall, Michigan, where most of his life was spent. A few years ago he returned to spend his last years here. He leaves a wife and daughter, Mrs. John Bradley, of Yonkers, N. Y. The funeral was held Friday afternoon and the interment was in Lake View cemetery. His son-in-law, John Bradley, and granddaughter, Miss Emily Bradley, of Yonkers, attended the funeral.

From Ontario Repository & Messenger 8 November 1871

It is this week our painful duty to chronicle the death of John H. Robinson, of this village, which occurred on Sunday morning about nine o'clock, from consumption, in the 33d year of his age. Among the many of our business young men, he especially could ill be spared. Growing up  in this community, he developed a business capacity unusual in so young a man, and it is in a great measure due to his untiring industry and perseverance that the firm of Robinson & Sons has acquired so great a reputation for energy and business integrity. Social, genial and generous, he obtained and preserved the love and esteem of all with whom he was acquainted. At home - a dutiful and loving son and brother - he will be so missed by those nearer to him that his loss will seem irreparable, and we feel sure that all our citizens will give their warmest sympathies to his family in this their deep affliction. His funeral will take place at his father's residence, on Beeman street, this afternoon at three o'clock.

From Ontario County Journal 16 February 1894

Monday evening, shortly after eight o'clock, the news was spread abroad through the village that John S. Robinson, one of Canandaigua's oldest and most respected citizens, had suddenly expired while removing the snow from the steps of his residence, at the corner of Bemis and Bristol streets. Mrs. Robinson, who was in the house, heard a groaning noise on the stoop, and upon opening the door was horrified at finding her husband lying motionless before her. Neighbors were summoned, but before their arrival life was extinct. The body was carried into the house. Coroner Hallenbeck was notified, but did not deem an inquest necessary, as the symptoms clearly showed that apoplexy was the cause of death. About two years ago Mr. Robinson suffered a serious illness, and for several weeks lay at death's door, it being thought that he at that time had a slight stroke of apoplexy. He never fully recovered from the effects of that illness, and it is believed that the fatal stroke was produced by the over-exertion.

Mr. Robinson was born at Penfield, Monroe county, in 1827, and was therefore 67 years of age, being the only son in a family of five children. While a very young man he moved with his parents to Manchester, this county. He attended the district school at that place from 1837 to 1845, his school master part of the time being J. P. Faurot, Esq., of the this village. In 1845, Mr. Robinson left school and began as an apprentice to the trade, which in later years he became distinguished in. He later went to Honeoye Flats, where he worked at his trade. He came to Canandaigua in 1850 and entered the employ of Hon. John Lamport, formerly a sheriff of Ontario County, and father of the late Wm. H. Lamport, who operated a plow manufactory on Clark street. In was in 1852, while employed in this establishment that Mr. Robinson made the first chilled mold board ever produced in the United States.

In 1851, he was married to Jane Utter, of this village, who, with three children, Edson C. Robinson, of this village, Mrs. Samuel Wood, and Mrs. J. C. Werner of Haddenfield, N. J., survive. Mr. Robinson was the founder of the Robinson Chilled Plow Works in this village, a history of which was given in last week's Journal. Early in the sixties, he built the steamer "Henry B. Gibson," which for several years was run on Canandaigua lake in opposition to the "Joseph Wood," when the fare for the round trip was $1.25. Mr. Robinson also held several positions of honor, being at one time a trustee of the village and chief engineer of the fire department. For many years prior to his death he had been a regular attendant at the Presbyterian church in this village. He possessed a remarkable voice in his younger days, and has sung in every church in the village. He was a member of the old Canandaigua Glee Club, when George and Simeon Deyo of Naples were members.

Mr. Robinson's four sisters, Mrs. J. J. Mattison, of this village; Miss Marie Robinson, who resides with Mrs. Mattison; Mrs. James Mills of Jarvis, Ont., and Mrs. Allen Arnold of Honeoye Falls, survive him. The funeral service was held at the residence of the deceased on Bristol street, at 10:30 a.m. yesterday, Dr. J. H. France officiating, and was largely attended. The body was placed in the vault at Woodlawn Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 16 March 1888

Naples, N.  Y. - Joseph Robinson, who was found dead in his bed at Rushville on Sunday morning, had worked here for some months past and was very much liked. He was a skillful butcher and genial companion. His sudden death is a great grief to his friends here.

From Geneva Daily Times 6 June 1910

The funeral of Joseph Robinson will take place tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock from the home of his daughter, Miss Caroline Elizabeth Robinson, No. 15 LaFayette Avenue. Rev. David H. Craver will officiate and interment will be made in Washington Street Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 26 March 1917

Martha I. Smith Robinson,
aged 87 years, wife of the late Baxter Robinson of Union Springs, died yesterday at the home of her son, Robert Howland Robinson, Castle Road, Geneva. Mrs. Robinson was the daughter of Jacob Smith, one of the original settlers of the Phelps and Gorham purchase. She leaves two sons, Robert Howland Robinson, of Geneva, and Hinman Smith Robinson of Bellingham, Washington; one sister, Miss Mary Powers Smith of Shortsville. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 28th, at 2 p.m. at the residence. Interment will be made in the Friends Burying Ground at Farmington.

From Ontario County Journal 3 October 1913

Rushville, N. Y. -  Mrs. Mary Hunt Robinson,
an aged resident of this village, died Saturday evening at Memorial Hospital, where she had been taken six weeks previously for treatment for a fractured hip. She was born in Whitehall 86 years ago, one of five children of Allen and Ellen Hunt, and was the last surviving member of hr family. On Oct. 26, 1851, she married Joseph C. Robinson of Breckville, O., and on May 1, 1856, they removed to the house on Gilbert street, this village, where she had since resided. Mrs. Robinson was the oldest member of the Congregational church in this village, and no member was more active than she, few Sundays finding her absent from the regular service. She had also been a member of the Whitman Society since its organization. Although advanced in years, she lived alone and attended to her household duties unassisted. Gilbert street is noted for the number of elderly residents, there living within a short distance 14 ladies over 70 years of age and nearly all past 80. Of this remarkable group, two have passed away within the past year, and three had sustained a fractured hip. The deceased is survived by an only son, Horace Robinson; a grandson, Harry Robinson, and one great-grandson, all of Buffalo. The funeral services were held from the Congregational church in this village on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. R. C. Speer officiating. Interment was made in the Rushville cemetery.

From Naples Record 23 January 1875

On Wednesday morning early, Mr. Orrin Robinson departed this life at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. E. S. Lee, where he was taken suddenly ill only three days before. Mr. Robinson was in our midst but a few days ago, but a sudden attack of congestion of the brain prostrated him; and, although all was done that could be, he sank rapidly until death relieved him. He was a great sufferer during the illness and did not notice the great care given him. Mr. Robinson had resided here about forty years, was a kind, genial neighbor and friend, and had many qualities worthy of imitation. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Lee, here and a son, W. H. Robinson. At Geneva he has a daughter, Mrs. Gilbert, and three sons abroad. He also leaves a widow, his second wife, now quite sick. His age was 77 years. The services were held yesterday, Friday, conducted by Rev. VanBenschoten, at the M. E. Church; and his remains now rest in Rose Ridge.

From "The American Cutler: Official Organ of the Cutlery Industry, October, 1922."

Philip H. Robinson
, sales manager of the Geneva Cutlery Corporation, Geneva, N.Y., died at the General Hospital, at Rochester, on Tuesday, September 12. He was 44 years old.

"Phil," as he was known by his many friends, as a boy first became proficient as a bundle clerk for Dame, Stoddard & Kendall of Boston, Mass. After graduating from the various grades he became cutlery buyer and department manager for the Albany Hardware & Iron Co., Albany, N. Y., the Union Hardware & Electric Supply Co., Providence, R. L, and Bigelow & Dowse Co., Boston, Mass. In 1914 he became the sales representative of the New York Knife Co., Walden, N. Y.

Upon America's entrance into the War he was called on to assist the hardware and cutlery manufacturers in giving unlimited service to the Government, and until the end of the War he was in charge of the Washington office of the Hardware Manufacturers' Organization for War Service.

Mr. Robinson accepted the position of sales manager of the Geneva Cutlery Corp. early in 1920. He was a close student of the conditions governing the distribution of cutlery and had a large circle of friends.

He was born in Newton, Mass., on July 28, 1878, and was educated in the schools of that city. The funeral was held from the home of his mother at North Brookfield, Mass. He is survived by his sister, Mrs. Enos Moore, of Newton, Mass., and three brothers, Richard of Westfield, Mass., Frank of New York City, and Edward of Los Angeles, Cal. [page 23]

Thanks to Martha Magill for this contribution.

From Naples Record 27 April 1872

Mrs. Polly Robinson,
wife of Orin Robinson, was buried in Rose Ridge Cemetery on Thursday afternoon of this week, The services at the house were at 1 p.m. and at 2 p.m. at the M. E. Church. She had suffered many weeks from palsied limbs, and slowly her lamp of life burned out. She was an old lady on stone with high Christian virtues and very much respected. She leaves a large family of children and grandchildren to mourn her loss.

From Geneva Daily Times 17 November 1905

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Ruth M. Robinson
died of Bright's disease at her home at Gypsum Wednesday evening at 53 years. She was born at Geneva but had lived in Gypsum for the past thirty-two years. The funeral will be held Sunday at the Gypsum Baptist church, Rev. Mr. Sage officiating.

From Ontario County Journal 11 December 1914

The death of Mrs. Ruth Robinson occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. E. Thompson, Fort Hill avenue, on Tuesday morning. Deceased was born in England 68 years ago and came to this country when a young girl. She leaves her husband, Samuel P. Robinson of Canandaigua; five daughters and two sons; Mrs. John Scheib of Rochester, Mrs. Theodore Weber of Palmyra, Mrs. E. E. Bates of Cortland, Mrs. W. E. Thompson and Mrs. Arthur Howard of Canandaigua, Charles W. Robinson of Savannah, and James H. Robinson of California; also 41 grandchildren; and one great-grandchildren. Private funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon, Rev. Livingston L. Taylor officiating. Interment was made in Woodlawn.

From Geneva Gazette 15 April 1881

Samuel Robinson -
We had barely time to announce in our last the death of this venerable citizen. The event occurred a few minutes before 3 o'clock p.m. of Friday the 8th inst.  The deceased was known to nearly every man, woman and child in Geneva, so long had he gone to and fro among us. He was a native of Tewksbury, Hunterdon county, N. J., born March 29th, 1797 - making his age a few days over 84 years. He emigrated to this state in 1826, and early in the following year settled in Geneva. His first labor was performed in Teall's mill at the outlet. In the few years following he was employed as a teamster by the Messrs. Rumney, merchants and owners of the steamboat on Seneca Lake. Still later and for many years he labored for the Messrs. Hastings, merchants and extensive grain buyers and shippers in their day. Successive merchants like Mr. Hughes, Mr. Cobb, and Messrs. J. W. Smith & Co. found in him reliable and faithful help in packing wool, fruit &c. Without a trade, he was always willing and cheerful to perform any labor that his hands found to do, was never idle if employment could be had. In 1836 Mr. Robinson united by profession of faith with the First Presbyterian Church of this village, and there is good evidence for the belief that he lived ever afterwards the life of a God-fearing and God-serving Christian. Three children were born to him - one son and two daughters - all of whom survive. The son, Joseph, and one daughter, Mrs. Van Tuyl, reside here, and were most affectionate and assiduous in their attention to the aged and loved parent in his last illness, which providentially was of but short duration. In his case the machinery had fairly worn out by age. He fell at last like a shock of corn fully ripe. The funeral of deceased took place last Monday, Rev. Dr. Nelson officiating. Amongst the attendants were all the shopmates of Mr. Van Tuyl from T. Smith & Co.'s steam bending works, the proprietors kindly closing the factory for such purpose.

From Ontario County Journal 3 June 1898

Naples, N. Y. - Samuel Robinson,
a well-known resident, died suddenly last Sunday. He was a mason and had done a good day's work on Saturday. Sunday he lay down on the couch to rest as usual, but was soon dead. None noticed any change until he was gone. He was an Englishman coming here 30 years ago. He was 73 years old and leaves a large family.

From Ontario County Journal 4 May 1883

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah Robinson
died on Friday last, aged 84 years. Her first husband was Amasa Johnson, a respected resident of this town for 60 years. When about 70 years old she married Orrin Robinson, and survived him. She leaves eight children, all past middle age, and most of them living in this vicinity.

From Fairport Herald Mail 13 July 1939

Mrs. Sarah G. Robinson,
mother of Mrs. E. G. McGinnis of Fairport, died Friday in Thompson Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua. Two sons also survive, J. H. and Harry Robinson, both of Canandaigua. The funeral was held Monday at St. Mary's Church, Canandaigua, with interment in Calvary cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 13 September 1895

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Simon P. Robinson
of Gypsum, died last Sunday morning of dropsy, aged about 65 years. A husband and two daughters, Mrs. Charles Vanderhoof and Miss Nettie, survive her. The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and burial in the family plot at Gypsum.

From Ontario County Journal 11 March 1898

Phelps, N. Y. - Simon P. Robinson,
one of the oldest born residents of this town, died at his home in Gypsum last week Friday, aged 75 years; one daughter, Nettie, survives. The funeral services were held last Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the church at Gypsum, and burial was in the cemetery at that place. Deceased was a member of Sincerity Lodge, F. and A. M. of this place and was buried with Masonic honors, the members of this lodge attending in a body.

From Ontario County Journal 13 March 1891

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
The funeral of Wm. Robinson, who died on Thursday night last, was held Sunday afternoon at the house of John Weston on West Hill, Rev. H. O. Hilton officiating. Mr. Robinson was a member of the A. O. U. W., and members of that order attended the funeral in a body and took charge of the ceremonies at the grave. The deceased was 46 years of age and leaves a wife and two children.

From Ontario Republican Times 16 July 1862

Died on Maryland Heights, 29th of June, 1862, in his 24th year, Edwin K. Robison, a Quartermaster in the 8th NY Cavalry. A youth of much promise, of rare integrity and thorough manliness, has fallen under the stroke of that malignant fever which assails and destroys the brain. The old proverb that "Death loves a shining Mark," has here a new illustration. Its arrow has sought a heart so unsullied, so generous and true, that we are compelled to repine at the providence which sent it. We bow before the wisdom which has decreed this sad separation, in trust and hope; but our tears will not keep back and our hearts refuse to be tranquil. All who knew this worthy young man bear voluntary witness to his many virtues. His character was already strong and upright. His brow wore the marks of a maturity much above his years and his speech was always that of an earnest and prudent counsellor. He was a dutiful son, a true hearted brother, a sincerely loyal citizen and a soldier of such stability and worth as the army can ill afford to lose. It is comforting to his friends that his body came home to await their funeral offices; an the respect which the whole community eagerly paid to his memory is pleasant to contemplate. Yet the comfort which proceeds from the reflection that he has exchanged the tumult, unkindness and evil of this life, for the peace, beneficence and holiness of the life immortal, far transcends all others. May this comfort be abundantly imparted to father, mother, brothers, sisters, and friends, is the prayer of one who shares their grief and is rejoiced with this consolation.   Gypsum, Town of Phelps, N. Y.

From Clifton Springs Press 19 May 1904

James N. Robison
died at his home on Kendall street, in this village, on Tuesday. About two years ago he had a stroke of paralysis, and about a week ago he suffered a second stroke, which resulted in his death. The deceased was born in the town of Phelps 74 years ago, and had always resided in that town until he moved to this village soon after he had the first stroke of paralysis. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Edgar and William, all of this village. The funeral services will be held at the house this afternoon at 2:30, and the interment will be made in the family lot in the Gypsum cemetery.

From Ontario County Times 25 March 1891

Port Gibson, N. Y. - Mrs. John Robison
died at her home on Saturday, March 14, in the 73d year of her age. The funeral was held on the following Monday, the Rev. Mr. Newland of Clifton Springs officiating. The interment was at Gypsum.

From Clifton Springs Press 23 November 1905

The Death Angel has again visited us and has removed from our midst Mrs. Ruth Robison, our friend and neighbor, who has lived in this place thirty-three years. She united with the Gypsum Baptist Church about twenty years ago, and since that time has been a faithful Christian, always lending a helpful hand in sickness and trouble, and doing what was in her power for the good of others. All through her sickness, which was of long duration, Mrs. Robison was submissive and cheerful, often remarking "God's will be done." She leaves a husband and five children to mourn the loss of a good wife and mother. The funeral was held from the Baptist church on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. V. A. Sage, of Clifton Springs, her former pastor, gave a comforting discourse, and the choir furnished music. The casket was covered with beautiful flowers from loving friends. She was laid to rest in Riverview cemetery, beside her two children who have preceded her to the heavenly garden.

From Geneva Gazette 24 September 1875

Death of S. D. Robison -
This worthy citizen, after months of sickness and suffering, passed quietly from the scenes of earth at half past 11 o'clock this morning. Few men are better known in this vicinity and the adjoining county of Seneca, among whom the later years of his life have been spent. He was a man of positive principles, firm purpose and self-reliant. Of sterling integrity himself, meeting promptly every honorable obligation to individuals and society, he detested and was unsparing in his denunciation of meanness in others. He was strong in his friendships as marked in his dislikes. Were he alive, he would scorn us if we should characterize him as a saint, yet few men had a warmer heart or more generous than he. In later years, since as a "Liberal" he affiliated with Democrats, he was a frequent caller at our sanctum, and impressed us by the earnestness and sincerity of his political views, which were received with due respect. His family attachments and affections were unusually strong; none than his children were ever called to mourn a more loving and devoted parent. We have neither time nor data for a more extended sketch of the deceased. All his family were present and filially ministering unto him in his last hours. Mr. Robison was in the 67th year of his age. His funeral is appointed for Monday next at 2 p.m. from the house on Genesee st.

From Geneva Courier 24 May 1881

Our readers will notice in the proper place a notice of death of Mrs. Sarah C. Robison, a second wife of the late Simeon Robison. She has been a resident of Geneva for many years, and leaves four children, Abram, our ex-Supervisor, Mrs. Edgar M. Crittenden, Mrs. James C. Dunn, residing in the West, and Mrs. Heath of Poughkeepsie. Her funeral took place at her late residence on Genesee street, Rev. Dr. Buck officiating.

From Ontario County Journal 17 September 1886

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Harriet V. Robords died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wait, in Hunt's Hollow, on Sunday last. She was a pensioner, and had just received her September check for $36. but had not endorsed it. The government is consequently so much ahead.

From Geneva Daily Times 17 November 1905

Andrew C. Robson,
a carpenter, fifty years of age, who resided in the first house north of the Number Nine Presbyterian church, Seneca, died at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon as a result of injuries he received while working on a barn which is being erected on the farm of Clarence Dean at Billsboro. The accident occurred at 8:30 o'clock yesterday morning and as the barn is a considerable distance from the house it was decided to move him at once to his home at Number Nine. At the time the accident occurred Mr. Robson had just commenced shingling the barn. He stepped on one of the roof boards and being a heavy man, the board gave way. In falling he was unable to save himself and after dropping a distance of twenty of twenty feet he struck on the joist of the ground floor of the barn. The force of the fall was sufficient to break both of his legs, dislocate one of his hips, and cause a fracture of the skull. As soon as the accident occurred, Dr. W. C. Grove of this city was called, but before the doctor reached Billsboro, Mr. Robson had been removed to his home. At Number Nine, Dr. D. S. Allen was called and was attending the man when Dr. Grove reached him. The man died from the fracture of the skull and shock at 1 o'clock.

Mr. Robson was born a short distance southeast of Number Nine, October 10, 1855, and has lived in the vicinity throughout his life. He was a farmer until twelve years ago, when he gave up farming to devote his entire time to carpenter work. Since that time he has been in constant demand in the farming community south and west of the city, owing to his skill as a mechanic. He was not only an excellent carpenter, but also was an all around mechanic and could take the entire charge of the erection of a building. Although he was not a contractor, he was assisted in building by a gang of from four to six men, whom he kept in constant employment. Besides being the principal carpenter of the Number Nine community, Mr. Robson was an action member of Number Nine Presbyterian church, of which he had been sexton for a number of years. He is survived by his aged mother, widow, and one son, Grove W. Robson, all of whom reside at Number Nine. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Number Nine church, Rev. A. B. Temple, pastor of the church officiating. Burial will be at Number Nine.

From Geneva Daily Times 4 September 1902

Mrs. Anna B. Robson,
wife of Edward Robson, died at her late home, 124 Hamilton street, at 4:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon, aged 35 years.  Mrs. Robson had been ailing since last spring, but she had not been considered seriously ill until during the last week.  The cause of death was heart disease.  Mrs. Robson came to this city from Halls Corners ten years ago. During her residence here she had been a member of and had taken an active interest in the work of First Presbyterian church. She was a member of the LeClerc Bible class.  The deceased is survived by her husband and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Beattie of Halls, and Miss Jennie Watson, of this city.  The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the family residence.  Rev. W. W. Weller will officiate.  Interment will be in Number Nine cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 9 February 1914

Mrs. Annie Robson,
70 years of age, late of the Town of Seneca, died yesterday at the Memorial Hospital in Canandaigua. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. J. D. Milton of Stanley, Mrs. P. G. McDill of Sodus, Mrs. C. C. Spangle of Hopewell, Mrs. Salem Duell of Stanley and Mrs. B. F. Rhodes of Waterloo; and one son, John H. Robson of Walworth. The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Milton, in Stanley. Dr. A. B. Temple, pastor of the Number Nine Presbyterian church, will officiate and burial will be made in the Number Nine cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 1 June 1909

Gorham, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. Emily Robson, who passed away Friday morning was held from her late home on East Main street yesterday at 10:30 a.m., Dr. McColl of the Presbyterian church, of which the deceased was a member, officiating. Burial was made in the family lot in the village cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 2 June 1909 - The funeral of Mrs. Emily Robson, widow of the late James Robson, took place from her late home in Gorham Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Mrs. William Thomson of this city is a daughter of the deceased. The other survivors are three sons, Frank, Hiram and Charles Robson; and four daughters, Mrs. Hankinson, Mrs. Thomson, and Misses Emma and Phoebe Robson of Gorham.

From Geneva Gazette 3 August 1894

Suicide at Gorham -
Last Sunday Miss Hattie, daughter of James Robson of Gorham, aged 25 years, committed suicide by hanging.  A correspondent of the Roch. Dem. & Chron. gives the following particulars:

She arose and dressed herself very carefully and as she came into the kitchen spoke to her father as usual.  He noticed her go out of the house but did not think strange of it until Emma Robson, an older sister, asked where Hattie was.  Search was immediately made and in a few minutes she was found hanging in the wagon house.  She had fastened a rope around a large beam by standing on the seat of a top buggy and then standing on the cross bar she had let herself down.  She was dead when found.  Miss Robson had not been feeling well lately and the doctors say it was caused by an unsound mind.  She was an earnest worker in the Presbyterian Church and the Y. P. S. C. E. of Gorham.

From Geneva Daily Times 21 May 1907

Gorham, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Isabelle Robson, widow of the late John Robson, occurred at her late home near this village Saturday morning. Mrs. Robson was 80 years of age and had been confined to the house for some time. She leaves one son, the Hon. James Robson, of Canandaigua, and five daughters, all of Gorham. Funeral was held yesterday afternoon from the home, Rev. John McColl officiating. Interment was in Gorham cemetery.

From Geneva Advertiser 8 September 1903

The funeral of James Robson took place at his late residence in Gorham, on Friday last, Sept. 4. His parents were born in England in 1820. They came to Gorham where he became one of the largest land owners in town, owning at his death 800 acres and a mill in Steuben Co. James was the only one born in America. He married Emily Harris May 3, 1848, a daughter of Francis Harris, one of the early settlers of Gorham, where he owned over 800 acres of land. James was a Republican, and the held the office of Supervisor nine years. He was a member of the Presbyterian church at Gorham over 50 years, and Elder and Deacon several years. He has lived in Gorham all his days, being a very prosperous farmer. He is survived by a widow and several children, J. E. Robson, Prof. C. W. Robson of Rochester, Mrs. William Thomson, Geneva, F. J. Robson of Sodus, Misses Emma and Phebe Robson, Gorham. In the death of James Robson, Gorham has lost one of the its oldest and most highly esteemed citizens -- a man, every inch of him. We fear our informant is not correct as to details, for we think he was aged about 83 years, instead of his parents being born in 1822. We have known him quite well for forty years, as for twenty years he was a frequent and welcome caller in our office, and was a true friend. He lived to a ripe old age.

Added -- An old neighbor and friend of James Robson send us the correction of the data of his birth, life and death. His parent were born in England. James Robson was born in 1821, as we surmised. He was supervisor two years, and his brother, John Robson, for several years, and perhaps their united services as such equalled nine years. There was another brother, William. It was John Robson who called so often at our office.

From Shortsville Enterprise 3 February 1916

James A. Robson,
associate justice of the appellate division of Supreme Court, fourth department, died at his home in Gorham early Monday morning. His age was 65 years and he had been ill with la grippe for a few weeks. It is expected that County Judge Robert F. Thompson, of Canandaigua, will be named as Justice Robson's successor.

From Geneva Advertiser 27 August 1901

Mr. John Robson,
of Gorham, one of the best known farmers of Ontario county, died at his home last Thursday morning, August 22, aged 82 years and two months.  He was the owner of 270 acres of fine farm lands.  He represented his town in the board of supervisors five years.  He was an honest old man if one ever lived.  He is survived by one son, James A. Robson, a prominent Canandaigua lawyer, and three daughters all in Gorham.  Mr. Robson was quite a frequent visitor in Geneva, and never failed to call on the ADVERTISER and leave a cheery word.

From Ontario County Journal 23 August 1901

Yesterday morning at his home in Gorham occurred the death of John Robson, at the age of 82 years and 2 months. The deceased was a widely known and respected farmer of that town, and had lived there most of his life, coming from Northumberland, England, his birth place, with his parents when he was one year old. He was a student in the old academy in this village. In 1849 he married Isabelle Telfer of London, Canada, and to them were born seven children, five of whom are living, among them being James A. Robson, Esq., of this village. His wife also survives. Mr. Robson was supervisor of the town of Gorham for five years, and served several terms as assessor of his town. The funeral services will be held at the family home tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Frank Shultus officiating.

From Ontario County Journal 5 October 1894

William Robson,
who died at Gorham on September 25, was born in England, October 13, 1813, and came to this country when he was but seven years old. Ever since he has resided in that community, where he has had an extensive acquaintance.

From Geneva Gazette 3 May 1895

Death in Seneca - Mr. Wm. N. Robson,
one of the oldest residents of Hall's Corners, died on the 25th ult. aged about 75 years.  He was an industrious, intelligent and highly successful farmer and stock raiser, his exhibits of stock at fairs always attracting marked attention.  A goodly portion of his income was placed where it would do the most good - in giving his sons
sound classical education.  For forty years and upwards the deceased was numbered among our respected, steadfast patrons; his death reminds us but too sadly that the list of "old originals" is becoming smaller and smaller with advancing years and will soon become wholly extinct.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 3 January 1910

Victor, N. Y., Jan. 2 -
Two Italians Saturday night attempted to cross the Lehigh Valley railroad tracks in front of the through passenger train eastbound, due here shortly after 10 o'clock. The gates at the crossing were down, and the men went underneath them. One of them was struck and hurled a distance of over one hundred feet. He was killed. The other escaped. The one who was killed was Larry Rocco, who resided east of this village with his wife and three children. He also had a brother. The mangled body was picked up and taken to the undertaking rooms of E. B. Cass in the Bank building.

From Victor Herald 13 April 1907

Another of the oldest residents of this town was called to eternal rest on Friday of last week, when occurred the death of Mrs. Jane Roche at her home southwest of this village. Mrs. Roche was eighty-six years of age and had been in feeble health for some months, suffering from infirmities incident to extreme old age. She was born in Ireland but had been a resident of Victor  for thirty-seven years. The deceased was a fine example of sterling Christian womanhood. A large circle of acquaintances  paid to her that tribute of affection and respect due a loving and faithful mother, a steadfast friend and kindly neighbor. One daughter, Mrs. M. E. McMahon of this town and three sons, William and Richard of Victor, and Thomas, who resides in Pennsylvania, survive. The funeral was held on Monday of this week from St. Patrick's church and was one of the most largely attended in the recent history of the town. Interment was made in St. Patrick's cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 29 May 1908

Stanley, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Margaret Roche occurred at her home here on Tuesday after a long illness from a cancerous trouble. Some time ago she underwent an operation which afforded only temporary relief. Mrs. Roche was the widow of Michael Roche, who was found frozen to death near Geneva two years ago. She is survived by two sons, James and John, of Corning, the former being an engineer on the New York Central and the latter a conductor; and six daughters, an aged mother and two sisters. Funeral services will be held from St. Theresa's church today at 10 a.m. Burial will be made at this place.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 8 January 1917

Canandaigua, N. Y., 7 Jan. - Mrs. Margaret Roche
died in her home, No. 72 Granger street, yesterday morning at 6:30 o'clock. She was 72 years of age. She leaves three daughters, Miss Margaret Roche and Mrs. B. J. Meath, both of this city; and Mrs. H. P. Barry of Brighton, Mass. Mrs. Roche's husband, died several years ago. The funeral will be held at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday morning from St. Mary's Church with interment in Calvary cemetery.

From Ontario County Chronicle 12 August 1903

Richard Rochford,
a well-known resident of Center street in this village, was found dead in the home of a friend, John Clark, Fort Hill Avenue, Tuesday forenoon. It appears that Rochford left his home on Saturday as his family thought to visit a relative in the country, and they supposed he was there until notified of his peculiar death on Tuesday. John Clark, who resides alone in Fort Hill Avenue, went to a neighbor's and told them that Rochford was either dead of had a fit. An investigation found Rochford's dead body on the floor in Clark's house. Coroner Warner and the police were notified and the body was removed to the undertaking rooms of Ahrens & Sleght. The coroner expressed the opinion that Rochford had been dead two days and that death was due to apoplexy. Clinton Young says he met Rochford at twenty minutes of one Monday on Fort Hill Avenue and spoke to him. Deceased was aged about 65 years of age. He was a member of the A. O. U. W., of which organization he had been a member twenty-four years, holding offices therein at different times. He is survived by his wife, three sons, William T. Rochford of Buffalo; John, James and Richard, of this place; four daughters, Misses Katherine, of Hornellsville; Anna of Buffalo; Alice of Rochester and Julia, of this place, and a sister, Mrs. Julia Kelly of Bloss street, Rochester. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 27 November 1907

Chas. H. Rockefeller of the town of Gorham died Nov. 21, aged 46 years, 9 months and 12 days. Mr. Rockefeller was born at Nassan, Rensselaer county, Feb. 9, 1861, and moved to the town of Gorham April 1, 1875. On January 19, 1887, he was united in marriage to Hettie E. Thatcher of the town of Hopewell, who survives him; also one son, William; and three daughters, Lena, Laura and Irene; a mother, Mrs. John H. Miller; and one sister, Miss Mary C. Rockefeller, all of Gorham. Mr. Rockefeller was a member of Reed's Corners Grange and the Gorham Lodge, I. O. O. F., which attended his funeral in a body. He had also been connected with the Gorham Agricultural Society for several years and was one of its most trusted officers, having twice represented the society as a delegate at Albany. The floral offerings were numerous and costly, especially those from the I. O. O. F. The very large attendance showed the esteem in which he was held by his friends and associates. The remains were borne to their last resting place in Gorham cemetery by his old school mates, Allen Babbitt, Frank Melious, A. W. Ardell and William Mead, of Gorham; Ralph Bell and Fred E. Smith of Canandaigua.

From Phelps Citizen 8 April 1915

Ira P. Rockefeller,
a well-known and highly esteemed resident of this town, passed away at his farm residence one mile north of this village Sunday morning, aged 72 years. Mr. Rockefeller had been in failing health for about three years, but not until a month or two ago did his condition become alarming. He was of a retiring disposition, an accommodating neighbor and a kind father. Mr. Rockefeller was born in Tioga county, January 22, 1843, and with his father, the late Norman Rockefeller, came to this town when three years old. In June, 1874, he took for his wife, Miss Julia E. Tiffany, who died in January 1887. He is survived by two sons, Norman L. of Phelps, and Roy P. Rockefeller of Dalhart, Texas; also one brother, Asahel Rockefeller; and a sister, Mrs. C. T. Bradley, both of this town. The funeral services were held from his late home yesterday afternoon, Rev. C. C. MacLean officiating and interment was made in Phelps cemetery.

From Phelps Citizen 27 January 1887

Mrs. Julia E. Tiffany,
wife of Ira P. Rockefeller, died at her home in Phelps, Sunday, January 25, 1887, at five o'clock p.m., of disease of the stomach. Mrs. Rockefeller was born in Phelps, and was the daughter of the late Lamont and Sophia Tiffany. Her age was thirty-one years, eleven months and twenty-six days. The husband and two little boys, sisters and brothers survive. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Dr. Porter officiating, burial in Phelps Cemetery. Much sympathy is expressed for the sorrowing ones.

From Geneva Daily Times 21 January 1905

Phelps, N. Y. - Norman Rockefeller,
aged ninety-two, an esteemed resident of this community, died Friday morning at 8 o'clock. Mr. Rockefeller was born at Barrington, Columbia county, this state, October 17, 1812. His grandfather on his mother's side was Miles Avery, an officer in the Revolutionary war. In 1840 Mr. Rockefeller was married to Miss Christina Blakeman and moved to Tioga county where he lived for eight years. In 1848 he came to Phelps where he has since made his home. Mr. Rockefeller has always been a model citizen, being honest and upright, energetic, possessed of sound judgment and good business ability and a genial disposition. He has filled various town offices always with credit to himself. The immediate survivors are two sons, Ira P. and Asahel B. Rockefeller, and a daughter, Mrs. C. T. Bradley. He also has one brother living, William Rockefeller, the father of John D., William and Frank Rockefeller, the chief officers of the Standard Oil company. The funeral will be held at his late home north of Phelps Monday, January 23, at 3 p.m. Interment will be at the Phelps cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 29 April 1897

Mrs. Norman L. Rockefeller, an aged lady who had been in ill health for some time, died Tuesday night at her home two miles north of here. She is survived by a husband, two sons, A. B. and P. Rockefeller and one daughter, Mrs. C. T. Bradley. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon.

From Ontario County Chronicle 11 December 1901

Monday afternoon George Rockwell, an aged and well-known resident of Canandaigua, died at his home in Coy street, aged 84 years. He had for years been a member of the firm of Rockwell & Son, blacksmiths, and at one time served the village as Overseer of the Poor. He is survived by two sons, John S. Rockwell of Canandaigua, and Adrian Rockwell of Buffalo. Death was due to advanced age. His funeral will be held today.

From Ontario County Journal 2 April 1909

The death occurred at his residence on Mason street on Tuesday morning of James L. Rockwell from a stroke of paralysis which he suffered on Friday last, up until that time being in fairly good health. Mr. Rockwell was 67 years of age and had resided in Canandaigua all his life. He was a blacksmith by occupation and for 35 years conducted a shop on Coach street. When 21 years of age, he enlisted on Aug. 8, 1863, in Co. C, 15th N. Y. Volunteer cavalry and served for two years, being mustered out on the 9th of August, 1865. Co. C was under command of Capt. Jefferson C. Bigelow, and was in General George Custer's division. Besides his wife, Emma O. Rockwell, he is survived by one brother, Aden. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon from his late residence at 2:30 o'clock, burial being made in Woodlawn cemetery. Members of Albert M. Murray Post, G. A. R., of which deceased was a member, acted as bearers.

From Ontario County Journal 15 September 1911

The death of Mrs. Ann Day Rockwood, wife of John O. Rockwood, occurred at her home on West Gibson street on Saturday, aged 73 years. Death was die to apoplexy. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ann Wheeler of New York City, and one son, Alexander Rockwood of Canandaigua. Rev. Livingston L. Taylor officiated at the funeral services on Tuesday afternoon. Interment was at Woodlawn.

From Ontario County Journal 27 April 1917

John O. Rockwood
passed away at his home on Atwater place on Sunday, after a long illness. He was born in Allegany on November 8, 1832, and had lived in Canandaigua since he was six years of age. He was a local hardware merchant for over 60 years. There survives one son, Alexander Rockwood of Canandaigua, and one daughter, Mrs. Frederick Wheeler of Flatbush, L. I. The funeral services were held on Tuesday, Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord officiated, and interment was in Woodlawn.

From Ontario County Journal 8 December 1916

The sudden death of Lester S. Rockwood, aged 75 years, occurred at his home on West Gibson street, on Monday. He was in his usual health when he retired on Sunday night. Deceased was well-known in Canandaigua as a contractor and painter. He had been blind for almost 15 years. He leaves two sons, John D. Rockwood of Canandaigua, and Lester Rockwood, of Rochester; two daughters, Misses Elizabeth and Effie Rockwood, both of Rochester. Rev. Livingston L. Taylor officiated at the funeral services on Wednesday afternoon. Interment was in Woodlawn.

From Geneva Daily Times 7 January 1913

The death of Andrew Rodger, of 32 Evans street, occurred last evening at 11:30, aged 58 years, of pneumonia. He is survived by his wife, three sons, John, William and James Rodger, of Dover, N. J.; two daughters, Mrs. T. C. Carroll of Columbus, O., and Mrs. Jane McAdams of Geneva; four sisters of Wigtonshire, Scotland. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.

From Ontario County Chronicle 16 July 1902

Canadice, N. Y. - Edwin Rodgers,
whose sickness was noticed in last week's paper, died at the home of Cyrus Swan, Friday. The funeral was held from the M. E. church Sunday at 10 o'clock, the remains were taken to Lima for burial.

From Ontario County Chronicle 25 February 1903

Reed's Corners, N. Y. -
At Willard Hospital on February 18 occurred the death of Jacob Rodman, aged 61 years. He was a well-known resident of this place. He is survived by a wife, one daughter, Mrs. Hattie Reed of Racine, Wis., and two sons, Henry and Harold of this place, and one brother, Simon Rodman of Seneca. The funeral was held from his late residence on Thursday afternoon. Rev. Frank Shultis officiated; interment in Reed Corners cemetery. The floral gifts were presented by the Protective Legion and the postoffice department of Canandaigua of which Mr. Rodman was one of the first mail carriers on the rural delivery. The family have the sympathy of their neighbors and friends in this place.

From Geneva Daily Times 17 September 1907

Gorham, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Rebecca Rodman, aged 98 years, occurred Sunday afternoon at her home about two and one-half miles northwest of the village.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 13 February 1924

Penn Yan, Feb. 12 - Mrs. Simon Rodman,
77 years old, died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert Rose of Hall. Mrs. Rodman leaves two daughters, Mrs. Rose of Hall and Mrs. Marshall Earl, of Syracuse; three sons, Carl A. Rodman, of Gorham; Asa W. of Tioga, Pa.; Neil N. of Interlaken; one sister, Mrs. Emma Cole of Canandaigua. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon. Interment will be made in Little Church Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 23 September 1892

Manchester, N. Y. - Mrs. Deborah Rodney,
mother of John and Theodore Rodney, another old resident of this place, died at her home in this village at 3 a.m. on the 15th inst., after a brief illness, aged 80 years. She had lived in the same house 45 years prior to her death. She was universally respected and beloved, and will be much lamented by her family circle and neighbors. "Her children shall rise up and call her blessed," and in her case "children's children," also. Her pastor, Rev. D. S. Hooker, officiated at the funeral services at the family residence on Saturday afternoon.

From Shortsville Enterprise 20 April 1922

On Sunday morning at 8:30 o'clock, occurred the demise of Mrs. Ellen Gannon Rodney, wife of Torrence Rodney, of Manchester. She had been ill for nine days, and her age was 30 years. Mrs. Rodney was born on June 13, 1892, a daughter of Martin and Anna Needham Gannon, of Geneva. She received her education in the Canandaigua schools, and was married to Mr. Rodney on February 27, 1918.  Besides her husband, she is survived by three children, Harold, Margaret and Walter Rodney, all living at home; her mother, Mrs. Walsh, of Canandaigua, and one sister Mrs. R. E. Calkins, also of Canandaigua. The funeral services were held from St. Dominic's Catholic Church in Shortsville on Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock, and the remains were taken to Canandaigua for burial.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 7 March 1936

Manchester, N. Y. -  Mrs. Jane Rodney,
wife of Frank Rodney, died Thursday night in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Huffman, Main street.

From Geneva Daily Times 7 December 1908

Manchester, N. Y. - John Rodney,
one of the best known men in Ontario County, died at his home in this village Saturday at the age of 69 years. Mr. Rodney had been an invalid for the past three years, having suffered two strokes of paralysis, yet death came as a great shock to his family, as he was considered better than he had been in months. It is thought that he suffered another stroke which ended his life. Mr. Rodney was appointed postmaster of this village during Grover Cleveland's second administration, served four years and was considered a model official. He was elected to the office of town collector for one year and inspector of election for five years. He was a trustee of the village of Manchester for eight years and village collector for one year, and held the office of school collector for two years. He was a veteran of the Civil War and belonged to the 148th Regiment, Company K. He enlisted August 29, 1862, to serve three years, or, during the war. He was wounded June 3, 1864, at Cold Harbor, and was discharged at the close of the war, on July 14, 1865, having held the office of corporal and sergeant while in the service, and refusing that of lieutenant. Mr. Rodney was a lifelong resident of Manchester and was born here on June 1, 1839. He was united in marriage to Miss Melinda Gardner on April 9, 1862, the ceremony being performed in this village. He is survived by his wife, Melinda Rodney, and one son, Frank Rodney of this village; one brother, Theodore C. Rodney of East Aurora; seven grandchildren of this village, and two nephews, Albert Rodney of Canandaigua, and Claude Rodney of Chicago.

From Geneva Daily Times 24 January 1907

Mrs. Mary E. Rodney died this morning at 7:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edwin Lathrop, No. 4 Lyceum street. The funeral announcement will be made later. Burial Washington Street Cemetery

From Shortsville Enterprise 5 August 1915

The death of Mrs. Melinda Gardner Rodney, relict of ex-postmaster John Rodney, of Manchester, occurred at her home in Manchester village last week Wednesday morning at about 2 o'clock. She had been ill for several months. Her age was 70 years. The deceased was born in the township of Phelps on June 17, 1845. During the year 1862 she was united in marriage with John Rodney and since that event she had always made her home in Manchester. The survivors are one son, Frank Rodney, of Manchester, and seven grandchildren. The funeral obsequies were held from her late home on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the services being conducted by the Rev. William W. Lane, pastor of the Manchester M. E. Church. The interment followed in Brookside Cemetery in this place.

From Geneva Gazette 5 October 1894

The venerable Mrs. Wm. Rodney died at her humble apartments last Sunday at the age of over 90 years. For a long time she had been sustained by charity, private or public, having no relatives left to assist in her maintenance. In the early days of Geneva, her husband, (long deceased,) was known and feared as the "village pedagogue," and taught many boys and girls of his day the rudiments of education. He died several years ago in extreme poverty. His widow was afforded Christian burial, the Rev. Alfred Brittain of St. Peter's Church officiating.

From Ontario County Journal 5 June 1874

Wm. G. Rodney,
an old and well-known school master of Geneva, died at that place of paralysis on the 24th ult.  He was a classmate with ex-Gov. Seymour in the old Geneva Academy.

From Geneva Daily Times 15 March 1897

Mrs. Ellen Roe, wife of John Roe, of Grove street, died Saturday evening at ten o'clock. She had been a great sufferer for the past ten weeks and an operation was decided upon Friday in hopes of relieving her. She never rallied from its effects. Mrs. Roe was 46 years of age and was born in Geneva; her maiden name was Ellen Taney. Besides her husband, she leaves five children. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at ten o'clock from St. Francis de Sales church.

From Rochester Times Union 15 July 1925

Geneva, July 15 - Floyd Roe
, 30, of this city and Herbert Smith, 28, of Phelps, were instantly killed at 2 o’clock this morning when the machine in which they were riding was struck by a fast Pennsylvania freight at Hall’s Corners. The men were on their way home after playing at a dance at Orchard Park. Smith had been a resident of Phelps for the past two years. Besides his wife, formerly Florence Gillian, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Gillian of Phelps, he leaves an infant daughter, Ruth. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 9 o’clock at St. Francis Church, Phelps. The Holy Name Society will meet at the Smith home Friday evening to recite prayers. Burial will be in Phelps.

From Geneva Daily Times 2 October 1908

Rushville, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Lemuel Roe occurred at her home Wednesday morning. The deceased was born at Sabinsville, Pa., April 2, 1833. In 1852 she was married to Lemuel Roe, and for the past eighteen years they have lived southeast of this village. Mrs. Roe leaves her husband and five children: Wallace Roe, Mrs. William Goodsell and Mrs. John Stape of Potter; Lemuel Roe of LeRoy and William Roe of Geneva, and one sister, Mrs. Page Hatch of Cohocton.

From Geneva Daily Times 12 October 1909

Mrs. Susan Roe, widow of the late Thomas J. Roe, will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home of her son, Frank E. Roe, No. 48 Avenue E. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., will officiate and interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery .

From Geneva Daily Times 7 June 1909

Thomas Jefferson Roe,
aged 74 years, a lifelong resident of this city, died yesterday morning at the family residence, No. 48 Avenue B., after a two weeks' illness with acute bronchitis. The deceased was for a number of years employed at the T. Smith & Company Bending Works. Besides his widow he leaves one son, Frank Roe. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the house. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., will officiate. Burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 4 July 1927

Geneva, N. Y. , July 3 - William H. Roe,
65, died at the Geneva Hospital Saturday. He leaves his wife; a son, Harry S. Roe of the town of Seneca; two sisters, Mrs. John Stape of Penn Yan and Mrs. Edith Goodsel of Potter Center; and a brother, Lemuel Roe of Newark. Funeral Tuesday afternoon from the home of his son in the Seneca Castle road, Rev. Fred Drewett officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 12 July 1912

Farmington, N. Y. - 
The death of Mrs. Barnard Roemiser, Sr., occurred at her home on Monday morning at 7 o'clock, after a year's illness. Death was due to asthma and heart trouble. She was 73 years old and leaves, besides her husband, three sons, Barnard, Jr., Conrad and Jack Roemiser; and two daughters, Mrs. Lena Potter and Miss Rose Roemiser.

From Geneva Daily Times 4 August 1906

Mrs. Dora Baker Roenke,
wife of J. R. Roenke of the firm of Roenke & Rogers, passed away this morning at eight o'clock. she had been in comparatively good health up to Monday when she had an acute attack of peritonitis. Besides her husband, she is survived by three children, Henry, Wilhelmina and Richard, and one brother Richard Baker of Watkins. The funeral will take place Monday afternoon at one o'clock from the family residence on William street. The remains will then be taken on the 2:25 train to Watkins for burial. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, rector of St. Peter's church will officiate. Mrs. Roenke was born in Watkins and about the time of her marriage moved to Penn Yan, from which place she came to Geneva seventeen years ago. In Geneva she has been principally active in the various societies of St. Peter's church of which she was a member. At one time she was president of the Parish Aid Society and was also an active member of the Woman's Auxiliary. For a number of years she represented St. Peter's church on the Auxiliary of the Y. M. C. A. and at one time was secretary of this society. She was a woman beloved by all who knew her, and her death casts a gloom over a wide circle of friends.

From Geneva Gazette 2 April 1914

Mrs. Catherine Rogan,
wife of Patrick Rogan, died at her home on Cherry street last Thursday night, March 26th midnight, after a week's illness of pneumonia. She was born in Ireland and came to this country at an early age and made Geneva her home. Her husband, Patrick Rogan, was born in Geneva. As the fruits their marriage they had five children, three of whom survive, James of Schenectady, Patrick, Jr., of Chicago, and Mrs. John Sullivan of Geneva. They were all at her bedside when she passed away, and she was able to recognize her boys before the end came. A kinder hearted woman in times of sickness or distress among her neighbors never lived. We say this from personal knowledge. After the funeral services which were held Monday morning in St. Francis de Sales Church, with burial in St. Patrick's cemetery, the boys returned to their homes, and the father remains here with his daughter to pass his declining years, a lonely old man. There never was a cross word spoken between this good old couple -- they lived a quiet, peaceful life, respected by all their neighbors, catholic and protestant.

From Geneva Daily Times 13 January 1911

Word received here this morning announced that Coroner George D. Winchell of Wayne county is investigating the death of Mrs. Fanny Rogan, wife of Thomas Rogan of Geneva, which occurred at No. 31 Elmer street, Lyons, yesterday. The woman, who was 55 years of age, had been employed as housekeeper at the home of a man named Frank Beveraur. Yesterday morning Mr. Beveraur arose late and went to his work at the railroad without waiting for his breakfast. Mrs. Rogan was supposed to have been asleep in the house at the time. About 9:30 o'clock, Mrs. Elizabeth O'Brien, a neighbor, noticing that there had been no stir about the house, called another neighbor and together they went to the Beveraur house and rapped on the front door. When they received no response, they entered and discovered Mrs. Rogan lying unconscious in her bed. She was still alive and was uttering guttural sounds. The women, who were frightened, instantly sent for Mr. Beveraur and as soon as he arrived home, he summoned Dr. Thomas A. Killips. The woman died soon after the arrival of the physician and Coroner Winchell, who was summoned, expressed the opinion that death was due to poisoning. An inquest was ordered to determine how the woman came to take the poison. Thomas Rogan, the husband of the woman, has been in Geneva for some time. It is stated here that the woman was a native of Lyons and that the couple were married several years ago. After living together for a year or so, however, they separated. Mrs. Rogan returned to Lyons and Mr. Rogan remained most of the time in Geneva. Mr. Rogan left Geneva for Lyons yesterday just as soon as possible after being informed of the death of his wife.

From Geneva Daily Times 25 February 1905

Mrs. James Rogan
, thirty-eight years old, of No. 44 Hoffman avenue, died at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the home of her sister, Mrs. Frank Dwyer, of No. 25 Genesee Park, of blood poisoning following childbirth. The deceased is well-known in this city. She is survived by her husband and two sons, Raymond and Francis, the latter but a few weeks old, and one daughter, Florence.

From Geneva Daily Times 30 December 1903

Mrs. Mary Rogan,
widow of Jas. Rogan, died at 7 o'clock last evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Broderick, 21 Grove street, aged ninety-three years. The deceased was one of the oldest residents of the city, having lived here for sixty years. She is survived by nearly fifty relatives and descendants living in this city and vicinity. Notwithstanding her advanced years, the deceased had been able to be about the house until last week, when she was taken to her bed, with symptoms of a general breaking down of the system. Learning of the illness of Mrs. Rogan, James Sweeney of Clifton Springs, her only brother, who also is a person of advanced years, drove to this city yesterday to see her. He spent the day with her, but believing that she was not seriously ill, returned to his home in the afternoon. Death occurred a few hours after his departure. The deceased was born in Ireland. On coming to this country she settled here in the early forties. She is survived by two sons, Patrick and Thomas Rogan of this city; three daughters, Mrs. William Broderick, Mrs. John Broderick, of this city, and Mrs. Z. W. French of Chicago, and one brother, James Sweeney of Clifton Springs. Besides these immediate relatives, she is survived by thirteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, living in this city and vicinity.

From Geneva Advertiser 5 January 1904

Mary Rogan,
widow of James Rogan, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William J. Broderick on Grove street, last Tuesday evening, aged 93 years. She had been a resident of Geneva for over sixty years. She is survived by two sons and three daughters, Patrick and Thomas of this city, Mrs. William Broderick, Mrs. John Broderick and Mrs. Z. W. French. James Rogan was an honest old man and brought up his children in the right way, honest and true. In returning from his work one night many years ago, the old man picked up a package in the middle of Castle street, and opening it at home found it was an original package of bank bills, containing $6000. The next morning he carried it to the bank, every dollar intact, and the loser generously rewarded him with one dollar.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 28 March 1914

Geneva, N. Y., March 27 -
The death of Mrs. Patrick Rogan occurred this morning at the family home, Cherry street. Mrs. Rogan had been a resident of this city for a number of years. She was born in Ireland and came to Geneva when a young girl. She leaves her husband; one daughter, Mrs. John Sullivan of this city; two sons, James Rogan of Schenectady, and Patrick Rogan of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. John Brennan and Mrs. Thomas Toole, of this city. The funeral will be held Monday morning from St. Francis de Sales Church and burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.

From Naples Record 18 November 1936

Chauncey Rogers, 75, of Cheshire, died on Saturday in Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua. He leaves two sons, F. Elton Rogers of Washington, D. C. and Albert H. Rogers of Cheshire; and a sister, Mrs. Charles E. Green, Canandaigua.

From Ontario Journal 27 August 1880

Cheshire, N. Y. -
Died, at her home, on the 23d, Mrs. Eliza Rogers, aged 49 years. The sympathy of the neighborhood is with the afflicted family. She leaves 3 children, two sons and one daughter. She was a Christian woman of the highest type, respected and loved by all who knew her. The funeral was held at the church in Cheshire, Rev. Mr. Brown officiating.

From Geneva Daily Times 22 March 1897

Mrs. Hannah Rogers died Saturday afternoon at 2:45 o'clock at her home, No. 235 Exchange street, aged 75 years. She was very active for a woman of her years up to a week ago when she was taken with pneumonia. Mrs. Rogers leaves four children: Mathew J., Thomas D., Francis A., of this city, and Rev. John J. Rogers of Cuba, N. Y. She was the widow of Thomas Rogers who died in Geneva about 24 years ago. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. James Kennedy of Doyleston, Wis., and Mrs. James Bradshaw of Waterloo and Thomas Gilgan of Ireland. Mrs. Rogers was a native of Leakfield county, Sligo, Ireland, and emigrated to this country, settling in Geneva nearly fifty years ago. She was a woman of great force of character and in her sphere of life exerted a noble influence. Her warm motherly feeling attracted to her many who sought consolation and advice. During the years her son, John, was studying for the priesthood, her residence was regarded as a home by many students who now are prominent clergymen in the diocese of Rochester, Syracuse and Buffalo. Mrs. Rogers was a woman of kindly character, one who was the best of friends and none could be more highly esteemed or more universally respected than she. Her sympathies were easily enlisted and she had the happy faculty of imparting cheerfulness to those who came in contact with her. She will long be remembered as a noble representative of the sturdy Irish settlers of Geneva. She was a very industrious woman and was possessed of all the christian virtues being a regular attendant at St. Francis de Sales church. Her death was a happy one, she being fortified with all the consolations of the church she loved so well. The funeral of Mrs. Roger will take place tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.

Geneva Daily Times 18 October 1907

Harrison Rogers
, aged 71 years, died very suddenly yesterday about 5:45 o'clock. He was employed as apple picker at the Maxwell Brothers' farm. Shortly after he stopped work, he started for his home, and had gone nearly 300 yards when he was taken violently ill, and soon became unconscious. He was found in this condition by A. G. Yost, who immediately telephoned for a physician. Yost placed Mr. Rogers in his democrat wagon and drove toward his home down Castle street expecting to meet the physician on the road as had already been agreed upon. After they had arrived at a place nearly opposite William Smith's office, Rogers died. Coroner A. L. Buchholz was summoned and ordered the remains taken to his home, No. 398 Main street. Heart disease was pronounced the cause of death. Mr. Rogers was born here and lived in this city his entire life. The survivors are two sisters, Miss Jessie Rogers, and Mrs. Emma Schott of this city; three brothers, George Rogers of Eaton Rapids, Mich, Alonzo Rogers of Fayette, N. Y., and Hudson Rogers of Springport, Mich.

From Geneva Daily Times 5 May 1902

James L. Rogers
died at the family residence, 119 Wadsworth street, at 1:55 o'clock yesterday forenoon, aged 56 years. The cause of death was heart disease.  Mr. Rogers had been ill since last November.  He had resided in Geneva 25 years. The deceased was a stove-polisher by trade, and worked at the Phillips & Clark stove works up to the time of his last illness. He was a member of the local polishers, platers' and buffers' union.  He was a communicant of St. Peter's church. The deceased is survived by a wife, two sons, Judson D. Rogers and Charles H. Rogers of Sayre, and by one daughter, Mildred Rogers, of this city.  The funeral will take place from house at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.  Rev. Dr. J. B. Hubbs will officiate. Interment will be at Waterloo.

From Ontario County Journal 31 July 1896

Academy, N. Y. - Newton Rogers,
a highly respected citizen, was buried in Academy cemetery on Tuesday, the 21st instant, on his sixty-sixth birthday. Mr. Rogers was born in the town of Jerusalem, Yates county, and moved to the south part of Canandaigua, with his father, when he was three years old.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 29 November 1924

Canandaigua, N. Y., Nov. 28 - Newton H. Rogers,
66 years old, died today at his home at Cheshire as a result of heart trouble. He served as assessor of his town. He leaves his wife and a son, William Chauncey Rogers of Toledo, O. Funeral services will be held from the home Monday. The burial will be made in Pine Bank cemetery at Cheshire.

From Geneva Gazette 15 January 1897

Phelps, NY - Mrs. Phillip Rogers
died at her home at three o'clock Tuesday afternoon of pneumonia, after an illness of only four days.  Mrs. Rogers was formerly Miss Mills, and leaves a husband, two brothers living in Newark, two brothers in Lyons, and one sister, Mrs. E. H. Snyder of Batavia.

From Geneva Gazette 27 May 1898

Philip S. Rogers,
a prominent farmer of Phelps, died last Monday after a brief illness of rheumatism of the heart.  He was highly esteemed as a citizen and Mason.

From Geneva Daily Times 28 November 1902

Mrs. Sarah P. Rogers,
wife of Alderman Thomas D. Rogers, died at her late residence, 223 Exchange street, at 5:40 o'clock Wednesday afternoon last, aged 43 years.  She had been in poor health for about two months, but was not confined to her bed until a week ago Sunday last.  Shortly afterward pneumonia developed.  Her physician informed the family that a portion of the right lobe of the lung was seriously affected, but that he expected to note a steady recovery. Her condition improved until after the crisis was passed early Wednesday morning.  A few hours later, at 3:10 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, another change was noted, and Mrs. Rogers began to sink rapidly.  Her death occurred two and one-half hours later.  Mr. and Mrs. Rogers were married thirteen years ago the present month.  They had four children, Margaret S., John J., Thomas D., Jr., and Sarah Rogers, all of whom survive their mother.  Mrs. Rogers died in the consolation of her religion. A priest was at her bedside when Mrs. Rogers' end came. She was conscious to the last.  Three minutes before she expired, she called for and kissed her youngest child, an infant daughter.  The funeral will take place from St. Francis de Sales church at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. It was expected that her husband's brother, Rev. John J. Rogers, of Cuba, N. Y., would be present to celebrate the mass. Word has been received that he is confined to the house by rheumatism and will be unable to be present.  Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.

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