"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
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
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
and went at once to the undertaking rooms to inquire. She was
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.
had been ill for the past four years, and her age was 67 years. Mrs.
was born in the town of Farmington on Nov. 5, 1849, a daughter of of
late Richard and Ann Larner, of Warwickshire, England. Her husband,
Robbins, died about 14 years ago. The survivors are three daughters,
Adelbert Camp, Mrs. William Randall, and Mrs. Edward Randall, and four
Wilson, Fred, John and Ralph Robbins, all residents of Farmington. The
obsequies will be held from the family home this Thursday afternoon
2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. D. H. MacKenzie, of Shortsville. The
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
DEATH OF AN OLD CITIZEN - 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
home three miles north of Canandaigua. Death was due to apoplexy.
who was aged about 82 years, is survived by two sons, Harvey G. Roberts
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
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
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
four of whom have reached maturity -- Charles F. Robertson, Mrs. James
A. Ellis and Miss Jennie Robertson of this place, and Mrs. George
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
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
and it is a notable fact that he had devoted his influence and much
and labor in securing to this community that ample and beautiful burial
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
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
and died as stated. The deceased was the son of the late John S.
inventor of the famous Robinson Chilled Plow. He was born in
December 22, 1854, educated in the Canandaigua Academy, and after
two years as bookkeeper in his father's office, he joined his father in
as partner in the Robinson Chilled Plow Company. After the death of his
father he associated himself with several local capitalists and
to manufacture the plows to the time of his death. He leaves five
Edson E., J. Maurice, Leon, Ray and Ella. He carried two life insurance
one for $2000 in the Maccabees, and one for $3000 in the Rochester
Association. His funeral was held from his late home Saturday afternoon
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.
funeral will take place at his father's residence, on Beeman street,
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
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
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,
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.
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
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
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
From Ontario County Journal 13 September
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
illustration. Its arrow has sought a heart so unsullied, so generous
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
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
many virtues. His character was already strong and upright. His brow
the marks of a maturity much above his years and his speech was always
of an earnest and prudent counsellor. He was a dutiful son, a true
brother, a sincerely loyal citizen and a soldier of such stability and
as the army can ill afford to lose. It is comforting to his friends
his body came home to await their funeral offices; an the respect which
the whole community eagerly paid to his memory is pleasant to
Yet the comfort which proceeds from the reflection that he has
the tumult, unkindness and evil of this life, for the peace,
and holiness of the life immortal, far transcends all others. May this
be abundantly imparted to father, mother, brothers, sisters, and
is the prayer of one who shares their grief and is rejoiced with this
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
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
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
at 8:30 o'clock yesterday morning and as the barn is a considerable
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
to break both of his legs, dislocate one of his hips, and cause a
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
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.
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
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
late John Robson, occurred at her late home near this village
Saturday morning. Mrs. Robson was 80 years of age and had been confined
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sweeney of Clifton Springs. Besides these immediate relatives, she is
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
She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. James Kennedy of Doyleston, Wis., and
Mrs. James Bradshaw of Waterloo and Thomas Gilgan of Ireland. Mrs.
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
Her warm motherly feeling attracted to her many who sought consolation
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
Rogers, and Mrs. Emma Schott of this city; three brothers, George
of Eaton Rapids, Mich, Alonzo Rogers of Fayette, N. Y., and Hudson
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
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
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.
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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