"Ru" to "Rz" Obituaries



From Geneva Daily Times 16 April 1909

Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Florence Rubens,
wife of Joseph Rubens, of Manchester, died of blood poisoning Tuesday after an illness of eight weeks. Her maiden name was Miss Florence Van de Velde and she was born in Holland 33 years ago. When 22 years of age she came to the United States, living first in Irondequoit, then four years in Farmington and the last three years in Manchester. She leaves her husband, Peter Rubens; four children, Peter, Andrew, Edmund and Edith; one brother Peter Van de Velde of Greece, and two sisters, one in Irondequoit and one in Newark.



From Shortsville Enterprise 7 April 1943

We learn that Max Rubenstein, 81, of Holcomb, died in his home last Wednesday evening. Mr. Rubenstein was well-known in Shortsville, having dealt in numerous pieces of local real estate in past years. He leaves his wife and two sons, as well as a number of grandchildren and cousins and two sisters. Obsequies were held from his late home on Sunday afternoon, with burial following in the East Bloomfield Cemetery.



From Clifton Springs Press 4 May 1916

Mrs. Mary Decker Rubert,
wife of John B. Rubert, died at her home on Dewey avenue, in this village, on Saturday, April 29th. She had been in poor health for a long time, and during the past three weeks had gradually failed. Mrs. Rubert was born in Chapinville on June 8, 1846, and had always lived in this vicinity. Mr. and Mrs. Rubert were married in Canandaigua 52 years ago, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. M. D. Buck. They had lived in Clifton Springs since 1879. Mrs. Rubert had long been a member of the Clifton Springs M. E. Church. She was also a charter a member of the Women's Relief Corps, which was organized on May 2 1889, and for the past 25 years had been Conductress of the Corps. She is survived by her husband, and one daughter, Mrs. Wm. H. Mather of this village; a brother, Wm. H. Decker, of Bath; amd a niece, Mrs. Chauncey Michaels of Yonkers. The funeral was held from the home on Monday afternoon, the service being conducted by the Rev. H. B. Reddick, pastor of the M. E. church, assisted by the Rev. Dr. S H. Adams. Burial was made in the family lot in the Clifton Springs cemetery. Members of Gordon Granger Post, G. A. R., and the Women's Relief Corps attended the funeral in a body.



From Geneva Daily Times 17 September 1904

Phelps, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. Catherine G. Rubery, who died Thursday, was held at St. Francis church this morning. Mrs. Rubery was born in Ireland but for the past fifty years she lived in Phelps. She was 70 years of age and is survived by three sons, Michael of Phelps, John of Geneva, and Thomas of Michigan; also one daughter, Mrs. Thomas Joyce of Clifton Springs.



From Phelps Citizen 2 August 1934

Michael H. Rubery,
70, died Sunday night, at his home on West Main street following a brief illness. Surviving are his widow, Anna O'Malley Rubery; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Balanney of Philadelphia; two sons, Joseph and Paul of Phelps; four grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Thomas Joyce of Clifton Springs. Funeral services were held in St. Francis church yesterday morning with burial in Rest Haven cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 1 November 1907

Bristol Center, N. Y. - Mrs. Hannah L. Rudd,
whose death occurred last week, was born at Bath nearly 85 years ago. Left a widow 44 years ago, she came to Vincent, where her mother and step-father lived, with her four children. She taught school at Vincent and did practical nursing for a good many years. She was a devoted mother, a good neighbor, and a gentle and kind woman, respected by all.



From Ontario County Journal 9 September 1910

Victor, N. Y. - 
The death of C. Adelbert Rugg occurred at an early hour Sunday morning. Mr. Rugg had been a traveling salesman for the International Seed company of Rochester for some years. For two years he had been in ill health. Mr. Rugg was 58 years of age and had spent nearly his entire life as a resident of this town where he was highly esteemed. He was a son of the late Cyrus Rugg and was born in Potter, Yates county. Mr. Rugg leaves his wife and two sons, George of Rochester and Louis A. Rugg of this village; one sister, Mrs. William Ransom of East Rochester; and two brothers, Melvin L. Rugg and Elmer Rugg, both of this town.



From Oswego Palladium 24 February 1942

Wolcott, Feb. 24 - Louis A. Rugg,
61, husband of Mrs. Ethel Sours Rugg, died Monday at his home at Victor. Mrs. Rugg is a former Wolcott resident. Surviving, besides the wife, are a daughter, Miss Lucille Rugg, a son, Gordon Rugg of Rochester; and a grandson, Robert Rugg, also of Rochester. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home, with burial in Boughton Hill cemetery, Victor.



From Geneva Daily Times 17 December 1910

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - 
At the Rulison Farm two and one-half miles south of this village yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock occurred the death of Mrs. John N. Rulison, after an illness of several years. Mrs. Rulison was 77 years old last June. She was born in New York state and was a daughter of Rev. and Mrs. John E. Booth. Mr. Booth a Methodist minister. On New Year's Day, in the year 1953, Miss Susan R. Booth was married to Mr. Rulison at Springwater, N. Y. Mr. Rulison died on August 11, 1910. Mr. and Mrs. Rulison came to the Sanitarium farm from Canadice in 1871. Mr. Rulison was the superintendent of the farm for three years. At that time the farm contained 150 acres and 50 acres were kept. There are now over 300 acres and many more cows are kept. They moved from there in 1875 to the Harmon farm located one mile south of the village and there they lived one year. This farm was owned for several years past by the Crandall estate. They bought the Cook farm in April 1876 and it has since been the family home. Mrs. Rulison had two daughters and five sons. One daughter died at the age of four years and the other lived to be twenty-seven years old. She is survived by her sons, John F. Rulison, M. D., of Toledo, Ohio; Henry L. Rulison of Springfield, Mass., N. Charles Rulison of Rutherford, N. J., Grant C. Rulison, Wyncote, Pa., and George H. Rulison, of Clifton Springs. On Tuesday afternoon, December 20th, at two o'clock at her late residence will be held the funeral services. The Rev. DeWitt Hooker, pastor of the local Methodist Episcopal church, will officiate. The burial will be made in the Clifton Springs cemetery next to her husband.



From Geneva Daily Times 1 September 1910

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - 
Yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock, at his home about two miles south of this village, occurred the death of John N. Rulison, after an illness of about two months. The deceased had been a resident of this vicinity for the past 35 years, having during that time resided on his farm on the Orleans road. Mr. Rulison was born on November 12, 1829, at Herkimer, N. Y., and was a son of John and Betsy Stauring Rulison. Fifty-five years ago he was married to Miss Susan R. Booth. The ceremony was performed at Springwater, Livingston County. The deceased leaves his widow, five sons: J. E. Rulison, M. D., of Toledo, Ohio; H. L. Rulison of Springfield, Mass.; C. E. Rulison of Rutherford, N. J.; Grant C. Rulison of Wyncote, Pa.; and George Rulison of Clifton Springs. His twin sister, Mrs. William Conselus, lives in Dansville, N. Y. He is also survived by another sister, Mrs. Alonzo Viely, who resides in Pennsylvania. Mr. Rulison was a well-known farmer in this vicinity, where he had lived for so many years.



From Geneva Gazette 27 December 1826

The propriety of an obituary notice upon the death of the late Mrs. Gertrude Rumney, does not arise from any remarkable circumstance attending it; nor from an incident of her life sufficiently extraordinary to require publication; but from her character alone. She was born in the year 1796, in the Island of Curacao, where her father, the late Mr. Anthony A. Rutgers, of New York, was residing with his wife (a daughter of Mr. Hugh Gaine) and family, for commercial purposes, in which he was extensively engaged. After the decease of Mr. Rutgers, which took place in New York, Mrs. Rutgers and the family came into the West country. Mrs. R. died in Geneva in 1818, a short time after the marriage of her daughter with the husband whose loss now excites the unfeigned sympathy of an extensive circle of relations, friends and neighbors. Mrs. Rumney left four children, whose infancy, by her decease, is committed to the sole care of a watchful and affectionate father, who, with the blessing invoked upon his task by so many friends, will, we trust, "bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord."



From Ontario County Journal 10 April 1896

North Bloomfield, N. Y. -
The funeral services of Mrs. J. B. Rumsey were held at the residence on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. She died after a long illness. Burial was at the village cemetery.



From Ontario County Times 26 October 1885

Schuyler G. Rumsey,
a well-known resident of Shortsville, died suddenly at his home in that village on Saturday. His daughter, who kept house for him, on returning from a call at a neighbor's, found him lying dead upon the kitchen floor, where he had evidently fallen and expired from from hemorrhage. He was about sixty-two years of age and had been suffering from consumption for the past year. Coroner Jewett, of this village, was called, but did not deem an inquest necessary.



From Ontario County Times 16 November 1881

Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Schuyler Rumsey
of this place died suddenly of heart disease at her daughter's residence in Palmyra, Thursday evening, Nov. 10th, in the 54th year of her age. Her remains were brought here for interment. Services were held in the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon at 1:30, Rev. C. C. Thorne officiating.



From Geneva Gazette 20 Mar 1847

Melancholy Accident -
A little girl, aged about nine years, the oldest child of Mr. David H. Runyan, of Rushville, in this county, was so badly burned on the 6th inst. by her clothes taking fire, that she lived but about thirty-six hours after the accident.  She was in the room with two younger children, and was unable to give any account of the manner in which the accident occurred.  Her mother had left her but a few moments before, and although the fire was extinguished almost immediately by a hired girl, who was within hearing, she was so much injured, that all efforts to preserve her life proved ineffectual.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 June 1908

George E. Runyan,
a former residence of Seneca Castle, died Thursday night at his home in Portland, Me. He was 61 years old and was a brother-in-law of the late Augustus R. Wright of Portland, Me., formerly of Geneva. The deceased was the last of a family of five brothers and one sister, and his only living relative is a nephew, C. C. Runyan, of Seneca Castle. The remains will be brought here tomorrow and then taken to Seneca Castle and burial will take place in Whitney Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 4 May 1888

The remains of the late Isaac P. Runyan arrived in Geneva Thursday evening from Los Angeles, Cal. The funeral services were held at Seneca Castle, the former home of the deceased, Friday afternoon. Mr. Runyan was widely and popularly known throughout the eastern portion of the county, and his death brings sadness to the hearts of many devoted friends.



From Geneva Gazette 31 March 1871

DEATH OF AN OLD AND ESTEEMED CITIZEN -
In our last issue, we announced the sudden and alarming illness of Isaac W. Runyan, Esq., but expressed the hope that under the treatment of most skillful and experienced physicians who had been summoned to his bedside, he would recover.  Alas, the fond hope proved vain.  He expired at 5 o'clock of the day of our publication.  Death came to him literally as to one "who wraps the drapery of his couch about him and lies down to pleasant dreams."

On the afternoon of Thursday, Mr. Runyan retired for a few hours' rest and sleep -- at the time in his usual state of health -- not, it is true, in sound physical condition, yet not ailing to such a degree as to create alarm in his own mind or to excite fear in the family circle.  Sleeping longer than usual and breathing somewhat heavily, an attempt was finally made to awaken him, when the family were grief-stricken by the discovery that he had lost consciousness and was apparently dying.  It verily proved to be "the sleep that knows no waking" this side of eternity.

Mr. Runyan was a native of our neighboring town of Fayette, but at an early day removed to this town, settling at Seneca Castle, where for many years he carried on business as a merchant, miller and farmer -- at times conducting all three enterprises simultaneously.  His dealings with his fellow men were marked with genuine frankness, scrupulous integrity, gentlemanly dignity and courtesy.  He was a self-educated man, of good native talent, and well cultivated by much reading and close observation. His religious and political principles were formed at an early age, held to with the tenacity of life itself, and on all proper occasions was ready to defend them with intelligence and ability.  We cannot forbear speaking of him as a valued friend of the Gazette as opportunity afforded contributing to its support by his pen, his influence and his patronage.  Of a warm heart and lively temperment, he was born for friendship and fond of genial society.  He was highly valued as a counsellor by his neighbors, and hailed as the steadfast and beneficent friend of the poor.  He died as we have reason to believe without a personal enemy; and the community among whom he dwelt so long and by whom he was so highly honored, have in deed sustained an irreparable loss.

He reared a large family -- of whom six are sons, grown to men's estate; the eldest a clergyman of the M. E. Church, of which deceased was a devoted member -- and the others reflect no discredit upon their worthy parentage.  An only daughter, upon whom were  centered his fondest affections, died about a year ago -- an event that produced depression of spirits in Mr. R., and from which he never wholly rallied.

At our late town meeting, Mr. Runyan was the democratic candidate for Justice of the Peace, and although his ticket generally was defeated, he was successful by a majority of nearly 150 -- a fact to which we allude as attesting his well-deserved popularity.  "An honest man's the noblest work of God," and such was Isaac W. Runyan.  The funeral took place on Monday last, with services at the M. E. Church, Seneca Castle, the pastor passing an eloquent eulogy upon the life and character of the deceased, in presence of a large concourse of sorrowing friends.



From The Shortsville Enterprise, November 2, 1889, Vol. 7, No. 44, page 3.

Miss Julia Runyan, youngest daughter of Isaac Runyan of this place, died at her home on Monday morning, aged 20 years. She had been a great sufferer for many weeks, and death proved a welcome visitor to her. Poor girl, she had experienced her full quota of sufferings, but in the anguish of one who, bowed low under more than her share of earthly sorrows, she sought relief through the mediation of her Heavenly Father; and with that confidence in Him who has said: "come unto me all ye that are heavy laden and I will give you rest," - she confidently placed her hand in His and bade good-by to earthly trials and tribulations. May the tears that unbidden start in remembrance of her life's trials tend to soften each and all of our calloused hearts, and cause us to more diligently seek Him who has promised all a home with Him on high who faithfully serve him - a home where all is peace, joy and happiness! Julia's funeral was held from  her late home on Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. D. D. Davis officiating. The remains were interred in the new cemetery. An aged father and mother besides three brothers and a sister mourn her loss. We extend to them our sympathy in their sorrowing hour.

Thanks to Martha McGill for this donation.



From Geneva Advertiser 8 April 1902

Vincent L. Runyan
died at his home near Seneca Castle last Friday afternoon, April 4th, at one o'clock.  He had been ailing for some time, kidney and bladder difficulties, but bore his sufferings patiently.  He was conscious up to the last hour. His brother, George E. Runyan, now the sole survivor of the family, came up from Boston that morning and was fully recognized by Vin., who talked with him for quite a spell.  It was a great consolation to both to so be together at the last.

There were few better known farmers in Old Ontario than Vincent L. Runyan.  Although but 59 years of age, his activity in agricultural matters, at State, County and local fairs, brought him always to the front.  He was a Democrat of the old Tilden, Seymour, Flower school.  No isms could swerve him from the path of true democracy.  We cannot recall that he ever held any important office, but he was a worker who could be depended upon.  And he was well posted on all public matters.  He was a warm friend of the Agricultural Experiment Station from its inception to the present time, and hoped for still better things from it. He is survived by his wife and one son, Charles.  In his death we have lost a friend whom we have known and highly esteemed for more than forty years, as we well knew and esteemed his good old father, Isaac Runyan.  His bereaved family and the lonely brother have the deep sympathy of all.  The funeral was held from the house yesterday morning at eleven o'clock, and the interment was in the Whitney cemetery.  It was attended by a large number of old friends and neighbors among whom he was born, reared and had lived all his life.



From Ontario County Chronicle 2 September 1903

Shortsville, N. Y. -
The death of Isaac Runyon, one of Shortsville's oldest and most respected residents, occurred at his residence on East Main street at 10 o'clock Friday morning, after a lingering illness. He was an active man, although he had reached the age of 83 years and was always at his place in the shops of the Empire Drill company until within a few months. Mr. Runyon was born August 1, 1821, being one of a family of eight children, all of whom lived to be more than 60 years old. When the gold fever was at its height in 1851, Mr. Runyon went to California, going by way of the Isthmus, which was a six weeks' trip. He remained in California five years, and suffered greatly with Panama fever during that time. His wife was Miss Julia Ferguson of Orleans, who died two years ago.

Coming to Shortsville in 1864 he entered the employ of the Empire Drill company, where he was a faithful workman for forty years. Two sisters survive him, Mrs. Elsie DeMott of Owensville, Ind., who is 78 years of age, and Mrs. Hannah Capps of Nashville, Tenn. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Zadoc W. Warfield of this village, and three sons, John of Orleans, Frank of Buffalo and George of Shortsville. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. C. E. Fegles, pastor of the Shortsville Methodist church, of which Mr. Runyon was a lifelong member. Interment was in Brookside Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 December 1916

Mrs. Catherine Lee Rupert,
widow of the late William P. Rupert, died at the family home in Seneca, Sunday morning. The deceased, who was 86 years of age, has been an invalid for the past year and a half. The survivors include in addition to Dr. T. D. Rupert of this city, the following sons and daughters: Eliza Robson and Mrs. Robson of Hall; Phillip G. Rupert of Seneca; T. W. Rupert of Canandaigua and Frank E. Rupert of Seneca. The funeral was held from the family home at 2 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. A. H. Temple officiating. Burial was made in the No. Nine cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 24 August 1914

Justus G. Rupert,
aged 72 years, died at his home, south of Geneva, Sunday morning at 8:45 o'clock. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Agnes B. Rupert; one sister, Miss Mary Elizabeth Rupert, of Dallas, Pa.  Funeral services will be held from his late home on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. A. B. Temple, pastor of Number Nine church, officiating.  Burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery, Geneva.



From Geneva Daily Times 6 January 1930

Mrs. Clara C. Rupert,
aged 74, widow of the late Dr. Theodore D. Rupert, died this morning at 7:45 o'clock at her home, 164 Genesee street, following a long illness. She is s by two sons, F. Everett Rupert of Washington, D. C., and Theodore J. Rupert of Jamestown; five grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. D. E. Barnes of Geneva, R. D.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 16 March 1929

Stanley, N. Y., March 15 - Phillip G. Rupert,
76, died Wednesday at the Geneva City Hospital after a brief illness. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Hattie Rupert; one son, Clarence E. of Geneva; two brothers, Frank of the Town of Seneca, and W. T. of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Belle Robson and Mrs. Eliza Robson of Hall. Rupert served as member of the board of assessors of the Town of Seneca for a number of years and was a member of Number Nine Presbyterian church, Town of Seneca. Funeral from the home of his brother, Frank, Saturday at 2:30 o'clock. Burial in Number Nine Cemetery.



From Geneva Advertiser 22 April 1902

William P. Rupert
died at his home in Seneca, near the Church, last Wednesday evening, April 16th, at a little after five o'clock.  We had known of his illness and his condition for weeks preceding his death, and were aware that he would not long survive.  He was one of the best known farmers in the county -- not only a farmer, but an extensive nurseryman, fruit grower and dairyman, conducting the business with his son, Frank.  It was on account of their extensive nursery interests that the postoffice at Seneca was not discontinued.  He was a progressive man, and we may say now that it was he who said he would give $1000 toward the construction of an electric railroad between Geneva and Halls Corners.  He was one of the foremost workers in the Seneca Church and Sunday School, and a generous contributor, besides giving frequent talks in other churches. Mr. Rupert's age was 73 years.  Besides his wife, he is survived by four sons and two daughters, Dr. T. D. Rupert of Geneva, W. Thomas of Canandaigua, Frank E. and Philip G. at home, and Mrs. Dr. Robson and Mrs. Orson Robson of Halls.  The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon at three o'clock in Seneca Church, interment in the Seneca cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 December 1903

William P. Rupert,
nineteen-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Rupert, of Seneca, died yesterday at the home of his parents, after a protracted illness. The deceased is survived by his parents. The funeral will take place at 1:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from his late home. Rev. A. B. Temple will officiate. Burial will be in No. 9 cemetery.



From Geneva Advertiser 29 April 1902

In another place is announced the death of Mrs. Annie Rush, the widow of Charles Rush, who died at her home on Geneva street at six o'clock on the morning of last Saturday, April 26th.  She leaves no children, only one brother surviving, John Annan and three cousins, William Whitwell, Mrs. A. Robinson, and Mrs. Geo. A. Fordon, all of this city.  She was born in Geneva, and it has always been her home. She was of genial, kindly disposition, never so pleased as when making others happy. Years ago there was quite a party of married people of about her age who assembled occasionally for an evening's enjoyment, but only two couples remain here that we can recall, so rapidly do they pass away.  The funeral will take place this Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock from the house, Rev. J. B. Hubbs officiating.  The interment will be in Washington street cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 14 May 1886

A Sad case of Suicide - About half-past five o'clock last Saturday afternoon, the startling intelligence was circulating from mouth to mouth that Charlie Rush had just shot himself.  Investigation proved it to be only too true, the little single barrel pistol aimed by a steady hand had sent the leaden ball straight through the heart of a brave man causing instant death.

It seems that Mr. Rush left the counting office of his employer, Mr. S. Southworth, at the usual time for dinner and went home.  After partaking of the midday meal he said that he guessed he would not go back to work right away, but that he would lie down on the lounge and take a short rest.  His wife said that if he desired to obtain an uninterrupted sleep he had better lie down on the bed, this he agreed to do while she performed a few errands.

It was not until Mrs. Rush had departed and he had taken to the bed that the demon of self destruction seized him.  For some cause he resolved to end his days, and the true motive of his sudden and insane action will probably never be known until the "last great day."  Certain it is however that he obtained the pistol, placed the muzzle directly over his heart and then deliberately pulled the trigger.  A flash, a sharp report, a quiver of the muscles and the spirit of Charles H. Rush had departed never more to return.  About five o'clock Mrs. Rush returned home and as she entered the house she saw her mother lying on the lounge.  She then passed into the bedroom where she supposed her husband was sleeping.  She went to the bedside and printed a kiss on his forehead and judge of her surprise when she found that his head was cold.  She felt of his hands and they were also cold.  Hastily turning down the coverlid, she saw blood on his breast and the horrible conviction seized her that her husband was dead.

The neighbors were summoned and Coroner Hemiup sent for, who upon an examination thought that as everything showed that Charlie had committed suicide no inquest was necessary.

The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon and were largely attended.  Hydrant Hose Company, Nester Hose Company, the paid department and the Charles J. Folger Hook and Ladder Company (of which he was a member) attended in a body.  Messrs. E. Harris, M. Jenkinson, S. H. Remington, Ed. Spendlove, Levi Canfield and S. Southworth acted as bearers.  He leaves a wife, one sister and a brother.

Mr. Rush was born in England, and resided there until about twenty years of age, when he resolved to seek his fortune in the "new country beyond the sea."  He landed in Canada and finally brought up at Toronto when upon advice of friends he came to the States.  It seems that he had relatives living at or near Penn Yan and as his funds were growing low he started immediately for that place.  Upon reaching Canandaigua his last penny was gone and he started off on foot through the snow, it being winter time, and about night he reached Rushville, tired, almost famished and well nigh exhausted.  He entered the hotel kept by Lyman Loomis and took a seat by the stove.  Mr. Loomis asked him if he did not want supper and he replied that he thought a good supper would taste like new life to him as he had eaten nothing since morning, but said Charlie, "I have not a cent to pay for it."  That is all right said Mr. Loomis, and in a few minutes he had prepared a supper, which tasted like a sumptuous banquet to Mr. Rush.  After he had satisfied the inner man, Mr. Loomis gave him a good cigar and then invited him to stay all night, and gave him the best bed in the house.  For this act of kindness and generosity, Mr. Rush was deeply grateful and he always looked upon Mr. Loomis as a prince among men. The next fall he came to Geneva and entered the employ of Schell and De Lee and he was identified with that house, which finally came into the hands of Mr. S. Southworth, until the day of his death. Mr. Rush was not only a perfect gentleman in every sense of the word, but he was a thorough accountant and thoroughly conversant with the laws and principle of insurance.  He was considered the best posted insurance man in Geneva.  Honest and upright in all his dealings, he commanded the confidence and respect of his employer and never a breath of suspicion as to the correctness of his accounts was ever raised, despite the assertions of certain unscrupulous or misinformed sheets to the contrary.  The past cannot be undone.  Charlie had his faults like all men, but they were so overbalanced by his virtues that they sank out of sight, and only the true gentleman, the faithful husband, the loving brother and companion and the upright business man will abide in the memory of his family, friends and acquaintances.



From Geneva Courier 2 April 1879

Death of Russell M. Rush - Russell M. Rush,
of Manchester, died suddenly on Monday, March 24th.  He was found dead in bed.  He was one of the oldest citizens of Ontario county, being about 82 years old at the time of his death.  His funeral took place from his late residence, about two miles north of Manchester village, on Saturday at 2 p.m., a large number of friends and relatives being present.  He was a man noted for his fair dealing, honesty and liberality, and his death will be universally regretted.  A lover of horses, cattle, and live stock in general, he came into possession of some of the finest live stock in Ontario and adjoining counties.  Standing among the first it was his privilege to carry away many prizes from his competitors, hardly a fair passing without his securing one or more premiums.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 19 August 1897

Farmington -
After a long illness, Lewis Rushmore died Saturday evening. His funeral will be held at the residence this afternoon; interment in South Farmington Cemetery, Rev. McLaughlin, of Macedon, officiating.



From Victor Herald 26 October 1895

Farmington, N. Y. - Another well-known resident of Farmington has passed on. Mrs. Lewis Rushmore died last week of typhoid fever. The funeral services were held at the South Perinton meeting house, Rev. L. W. McLaughlin of Macedon officiating. A husband and one daughter, Mrs. Henry Sawyer, survive her.



From Geneva Daily Times 17 October 1906

Naples, N. Y. - The funeral of Anthony Rusinger, one of Naples' leading vineyardists, was held from the Catholic church yesterday. He died at a Rochester hospital Monday. Having acquired a fine property here, he purchased last year a fruit farm near Rochester known as "Forest Lawn," and moved thereto with a part of his family, leaving a son to look after his interests here. The venture proved too much for even his indomitable energy and strength, and he gave way physically. He came to Naples early in life and married here Miss Caroline Biehl. She, with three sons and one daughter, survive him. One son, Charles, is in business in Rochester.



From Geneva Daily Times 11 March 1904

Shortsville, N. Y. - Silas S. Russ,
seventy-two, died suddenly of heart failure at his home in Manchester, at 6:45 yesterday morning. He was born in Albany, and had lived in Manchester over thirty years. By trade he was a wagon maker, but had not been actively engaged in this business for many years. He is survived by his wife, one brother, William of Deposit, and three sisters, Mrs. R. Jones and Mrs. J. Jones of Oak Hill and Mrs. Persis Russ of Worcester, Otsego county. The funeral will be held at the home at two Saturday afternoon, Rev. C. E. Herman of the Clifton Springs M. E. church officiating. Burial will be in Shortsville. Mr. Russ was one of the largest men in this section, his weight being over 300 pounds.



From Geneva Daily Times 15 June 1907

Manchester, N. Y. - Miss Adelia Russell
of this village died at her home Thursday night at the age of 77 years. She was born in Shortsville in the year 1830, and resided there until about thirty years ago, when she removed to Manchester. She suffered a stroke of apoplexy a few months ago. She is survived by four brothers, Charles E. Russell of Manchester, James Russell of Fairport, Wilber Russell of Streator, Ill., and Edgar Russell of Oaks Corners, N. Y. Burial Brookside Cemetery



From Ontario County Chronicle 31 December 1902

Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Albert Russell
passed to her final rest Christmas night at 8 o'clock. She was much beloved by all who knew her. She leaves a husband, one son and a daughter to mourn her loss. She was buried Saturday afternoon.



From Geneva Daily Times 14 January 1904

Rushville, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. Bloomfield Russell, who died Saturday of Bright's disease, was held at her late home south of this village this afternoon, after which the remains were taken to Hartford, Conn., for burial. Mrs. Russell was sixty-two years of age and had been a great sufferer for several years. Besides her husband, one daughter and three sons survive her.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 June 1904

Charles Russell,
seventy-two years old, a "49er," died at his home, No. 24 Main street, this morning of a complication of diseases. He was born in the town of Geneva, and but for the few years in the west and several years spent at Watkins, he has resided in this section. He was a harness maker by trade, but for a long time has led a retired life living with his wife at the family home. Beside his widow, he is survived by two brothers, one at Providence, R. I., and the other in California. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 3 o'clock from the house, Rev. Dr. J. B. Hubbs officiating. Burial will be at Glenwood.



From Ontario County Journal 27 October 1911

Manchester, N. Y. - 
The death of Mrs. Charles E. Russell occurred at her home in this village on Saturday morning. On Jan. 2, 1884, she suffered a stroke and since has been unable to walk. Mrs. Russell was born in Manchester on Nov. 14, 1831, her maiden name being Mary Hart. She was united in marriage to Charles Russell of Manchester. Her whole life has been lived in this township. The 62d wedding anniversary was celebrated on Oct. 18 last. Besides her husband, Mrs. Russell is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Alice LaBounty of Manchester; two grandsons, Frank Russell, of this village; and Charles LaBounty of Rochester; one granddaughter, Mrs. Clarence Reed of Cato, Wayne county; one brother, Albert Hart of Oregon; and one sister, Mrs. Laura Lockwood of Pittsford, Mich. Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon, interment being in Brookside cemetery.



From Shortsville Enterprise 24 November 1911

The death of Charles E. Russell of Manchester, occurred at his home in that village on Sunday evening last, after an illness of ten days. He was aged nearly 85 years. His wife, Mrs. Mary Hart Russell, died on October 21st last. Mr. Russell was born on December 29, 1826, and was a son of the late William and Margaret Russell. His entire life had been spent in the township of Manchester. In his youth he had acted as drover and often drove cattle, hogs, turkeys, etc., from Buffalo to Albany. He also conducted a planing mill, making various kinds of wooden specialties including axe helves. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Alice LaBounty of Manchester; three brothers, Egbert Russell of Oaks Corners; James Russell of Fairport, and Wilbur Russell of Wisconsin; also three grandchildren, Mrs. Clarence Reed of Savannah; Frank Russell of Manchester and Charles LaBounty, of Riverside, Cal.



From Geneva Courier 24 May 1882

Mr. Edward Russell,
whose death is noted in the usual place, was born in Herefordshire, England, in 1789, emigrated to Geneva in 1825, and has lived here for 53 years. His principle business has been farming. For the last 20 years he has lived a quiet and retired life made necessary by his increasing infirmities, and now leaves the world respected and beloved by his fellow men, to join his aged partner, a notice of whose death was published in this paper about fifteen months ago.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 8 January 1938

Newark, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth VerSluys Russell,
78, wife of Dennis Russell of Port Gibson, died in her home yesterday. Born in Holland, she had lived in and near Port Gibson the past 44 years. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Edward DeWeaver of Newark and Mrs. Andrew Bodine of Clifton Springs RD; three sons, Hellis and Dennis, Jr. of Port Gibson, and Isaac of Rochester. Services will be held in the home at 2 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Port Gibson Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 1 February 1918

Mrs. Emily Wright Russell,
a lifelong resident of Victor, died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Myron Merson, with whom she lived. Mrs. Russell was the daughter of Elisha Wright, a prominent physician of earlier days, and was born at Palmyra, Sept. 18, 1835. She married Dr. Allen S. Russell. They lived for a short time in Battle Creek, Mich., and as Dr. Russell was stationed at Fort Baker, in Washington, during the Civil war, they moved there. She was there at the time of the assassination of Lincoln and heard his last speech. She leaves three children, Asa Russell of Rochester; Mrs. Arthur Loomis of Rochester, and Mrs. Myron Merson of Victor; also a number of grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Knapp of Missouri; and a half sister, Mrs. Welthy Hill of Clifton Springs. The funeral was held from the home on Wednesday afternoon. Rev. C. J. Oxley, of the Baptist church, officiated.



From Geneva Courier 5 January 1848

Sad Accident -- Frederick Russell, a young man residing about a mile east of this village, on the line of the Railroad, was run over on the morning of January 1st, while returning home, and expired soon after.  We understand that the train passed over his thigh, nearly severing it from his body, and broke one of his arms.

From Geneva Gazette 8 January 1848

Fatal Accident - Frederick Russell,
a young man living about a mile east of this village, was run over by the downward train on Friday night last and was so horribly mangled that he survived but a short time.  From the indications near the spot where he was found, he must have been dragged several rods by the locomotive; still the train passed on, and not a person on board was aware of the dreadful accident which had befallen the unfortunate victim.  The mangled body of Russell was discovered by a Mr. Lane, before life was extinct; but he expired before he was conveyed home.



From Ontario County Times 2 December 1874

Shortsville, N. Y. - Mr. John H. Russell,
as noticed in the Times last week, died on last Wednesday morning at about 2 o'clock. He had been sick just three weeks, of typhoid fever, and until the Thursday preceding his death was doing well, and hopes were entertained of his recovery. At that time under the influence of strong excitement, he suddenly began to grow worse, and kept slowly sinking till death ensued. He had been a resident of our village for nearly two years, and by his uprightness and honorable dealing won the confidence and esteem of his fellow townsmen. He leaves a wife and three children, the eldest but four years old, to mourn his loss. The funeral was held at the Presbyterian church on Friday, the 27th at 2 o'clock, Rev. J. Delarme of Chapinsville preached the discourse. A large number of people attended the funeral and paid this last sad tribute of respect to the memory of our departed friend. The family thus bereaved and left in somewhat straitened circumstances, have the full and friendly sympathy of our entire community.



From Geneva Gazette 29 September 1876

Capt. L. C. Russell,
an old and prominent business man of Port Gibson in this county, died on the 20th inst. injuries received from a fall a few days previously. He was accidentally precipitated from a bridge used to take (can't read) into his warehouse, a descent of about 12 feet, and though no bones were broken he received internal injuries that have thus proven fatal. Mr. Russell was known as a sterling and (can't read) bureaucrat and a man of the highest integrity and principles.



Source: The Palmyra Courier, October 19, 1888, page 2 [a Wayne County NY newspaper]

Lawrence Russell, of Shortsville, employed in the Penfield paper mill, was injured last week by his left hand being drawn into the drying machine. He was taken to his home at Shortsville. Lock-jaw resulted from his wounds and he died Tuesday.

Thanks to Martha McGill for this contribution.



From Geneva Daily Times 5 July 1910

Shortsville, N. Y. -  Mrs. Mary Ann Russell,
who has been a resident of this village since 1874, died at her home on Ontario street, Sunday morning, aged 76 years, 5 months and 13 days. She had been an invalid for several years. Mrs. Russell leaves her husband, Matthew Russell, of this village; two sons, John A. Russell of Oil City, Pa., and Frank Russell of Phelps; two daughters, Miss Kate Russell of New York City, and Miss Anna Russell of Shortsville; one brother, Patrick McQuillan of Ireland; one sister; Mrs. Patrick O'Keefe of Canandaigua; and three grandchildren, Howard and James Russell of Oil City, Pa., and John Russell of Phelps. Mrs. Russell was a member of St. Dominic's church, Shortsville, from which the funeral will be held Wednesday morning.



From Shortsville Enterprise 15 October 1914

In the death of Matthew Russell, which occurred at his home in Ontario street on Tuesday afternoon shortly before one o'clock, Shortsville loses one of its oldest residents, both in point of age and length of residence here. The deceased had been in poor health for about two years, but had been about the streets a few weeks ago. His age was 76 years. Matthew Russell was born in the town of Stane, County Meath, Ireland, on February 3, 1838. His parents were late James and Katherine Coralin Russell. His wife was formerly Miss Mary McQuillan, with whom he united in Ireland on October 2, 1857. They came to America to reside on May 1, 1859, and located first in New York City. Later they removed to Jersey City, N. J., and in October, 1874, came to Shortsville to reside, making their home here since that time. Mrs. Russell's demise occurred on July 3 1910. Eight children,six sons and two daughters were born to them, but four of the former have since passed to the Great Beyond. The survivors are two daughters, Miss Catherine Russell, of New York, and Miss Anna Russell, of Shortsville , and two sons, Frank B. Russell of Phelps, and John E. Russell of Oil City, Pa.; also four grandchildren, John and Francis Russell of Phelps, and Harold and James Russell of Oil City. The funeral obsequies will be held from St. Dominic's Catholic church in this village, of which the deceased was a faithful member, on Friday morning at 9:30 o'clock. The interment will be made beside the remains of his wife in Calvary Cemetery at Canandaigua.



From Ontario County Journal 28 November 1884

Miss Rachel Russell,
an elderly lady, committed suicide at her residence in Geneva last Friday night, by hanging. It is thought that worry over business matters impelled her to the deed. She owned considerable railroad stock and the recent fluctuations worried her greatly. Coroner Maynard held an inquest Saturday.



From Geneva Gazette 22 January 1864

We regret to announce that Mr. Wm. Russell, of Seneca Castle, who was accidentally caught in the tumbling rod of a threshing machine about two weeks since, bruising him terribly, died from the effects of his wounds on Saturday last.  He leaves a wife and several children in destitute circumstances.



From Ontario County Journal 15 February 1901

Allen's Hill, N. Y. -  Mrs. Agnes Ryan
died at her home in Honeoye on Sunday afternoon, aged 60 years. Funeral services were held from the M. E. church of this place, of which she was a member, on Tuesday afternoon. She left four sons, Wallace, of this place; Ernest of Canadice; Herbert and Edward; and one daughter, Miss Etta Ryan of Honeoye.



From Ontario County Journal 12 August 1892

Naples, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. Anna Ryan, wife of Michael Ryan, was held at the Presbyterian church on Monday. Mrs. Ryan left her home here some two months since to try the cooler air of the Prattsburgh hills, and died at the home of her brother, Mr. Dearlove, in that town, of consumption, aged about 38 years.



From Victor Herald 11 July 1902

Mrs. Bridget Ryan
died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Driscoll, on Covill street, Tuesday evening. Heart trouble was the cause of death which came very suddenly. The deceased was 68 years of age and is survived by five sons and two daughters, none of whom, with the exception of Mrs. Driscoll, reside here. The funeral was held this morning at 8:30 at St. Patrick's church, Rev. J. J. Donnelly officiating, and burial at Palmyra.



From Victor Herald 20 November 1903

Edward Ryan
, son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Ryan, of Farmington, met with a terrible death while in the performance of his duties as brakeman on the Lehigh Valley railroad, at Rochester Junction, at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning. Ryan was coupling cars, and in some manner fell under the wheels. Two cars passed over his body before he could be rescued from the track. Although every effort was made, even to the equipping of a special train to hurry the injured man to medical aid, he died just before the city was reached. A homeopathic hospital ambulance had been summoned, but the body was removed to the morgue by Coroner Kleindienst. Mr. Ryan had an exemplary reputation in this section, and was highly esteemed wherever known. His death caused universal sorrow here. Mr. Ryan was about 25 years of age. He leaves one brother, James Ryan, of Victor, and four sisters, Mrs. E. J. Gouldrick, also of Victor, Sadie and Anna, who are at home, and Nellie, who is employed in the Bell Telephone office in Rochester. Funeral at St. Patrick's Church tomorrow, Rev. J. J. Donnelly officiating.



From Victor Herald 23 January 1903

Edward J. Ryan
died suddenly at his home near West Bloomfield, Monday, January 12, aged forty-four years and six months. The deceased is survived by his wife, three sons, James, William and Raymond, and one daughter, Jennie E., his mother, Mrs. Ann Ryan; one brother, William H.., of Victor; four sisters, Mrs. Andrew Burns of Coburg, Ontario; Mrs. Karl J. Thompson and Miss Theresa Ryan of San Diego, Cal.; Miss Agnes Ryan of Rochester.



From Geneva Daily Times 23 April 1909

Phelps, N. Y. - Edward P. Ryan,
a hotelkeeper of this place, died last night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. P. Doherty in Syracuse. Mr. Ryan left here Saturday to visit his daughter, and while there was stricken with paralysis shortly after noon Tuesday. Mr. Ryan was the oldest son of the late Captain and Mrs. James Ryan, who came to the village of Phelps with the early settlers. The deceased was born here and had spent his entire life in this community. He was in the 57th year of his age. Mr. Ryan had been in the hotel business in this village for nearly 35 years, and had conducted the Cottage Hotel a quarter of a century. He retired from active business last February. He leaves a wife, one daughter, Mrs. C. P. Doherty of Syracuse; three sons, Frank J. of New York, Edward P., Jr., of Rochester, and Paul of Syracuse; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Cahill of Irvington on the Hudson, and Mrs. John Mason of Rochester; and one brother, Emmett J. Ryan of Seneca Falls.



From Geneva Daily Times 4 March 1909

The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Ryan took place this morning at 9:30 o'clock at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Patrick Cass, No. 34 Clinton street, and at 10 o'clock from St. Francis DeSales church. Interment in St. Patrick's Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 30 July 1909

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -
On Monday morning occurred the death of Mrs. Ellen Ryan at her home in this village. Mrs. Ryan was born in Neuagh, Ireland, 86 years ago, coming to this country when quite young; 59 years ago the deceased was united in marriage with Michael Ryan of this village, where they had since resided. Mrs. Ryan was highly respected and will be greatly missed in the home, where she was the object of much love and affection. The children who survive are: Michael of Detroit, Mich.; William of Rochester; Mrs. Morgan Flynn of Lima; Mrs. Jerry Collins of LeRoy; Mrs. James Crowly, of Union City, Pa.; Mrs. William Welch, Miss Kate Ryan, Miss Margaret Ryan and Thomas Ryan, all of this village. Three sisters, all of whom are over 80 years of age, also survive: Mrs. Holland of Minnesota; Mrs. Fox and Mrs. McClemens of Michigan. The funeral was held from St. Joseph's church on Wednesday morning and was largely attended. Rev. Father FitzSimmons officiated, assisted by Rev. Father Keenan, of the Cathedral, and Rev. Father Iscler of Caledonia. Six grandsons acted as bearers. The floral offerings were beautiful. Interment was made in St. Rose's cemetery at Lima.



From Shortsville Enterprise 11 May 1933

Mrs. Esther Ryan,
41, wife of William S. Ryan, died yesterday at 8:30 a.m. at the home in West Main street road, after a long illness. Mrs. Ryan came here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Johnson, from Nebraska, in 1914. She was a member of Parlor Village Rebekah lodge. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Charles; and one daughter, Dorothy; two sisters, Mrs. Earl Perryman of Farmington, and Mrs. Carl Carlson of Holdredg, Neb; one brother, Carl W. Johnson of Holdredg, Neb. Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Friday) at 2:30 p.m. from South Farmington chapel, the Rev. L. L. Swarthout, pastor of the Manchester Baptist church, officiating. Services in charge of Parlor Village Rebekah lodge. Burial in South Farmington cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 14 December 1900

Victor, N. Y. -  Mrs. James Ryan,
an aged lady residing in Mertensia, died at her home on Monday. The funeral was held from St. Patrick's Catholic church on Wednesday. She is survived by a husband, one daughter and four sons.



From Ontario County Times 10 March 1880

Last week Tuesday, election day, a sad accident occurred at the Town House in the town of South Bristol, by which James G. Ryan, a highly esteemed young man of that town, met his death. Young Ryan was challenged by one Murrell to a wrestling contest, and in the struggle he was thrown forward on his head, Murrell falling heavily on his body, in such a manner as to produce a fracture and dislocation of the spinal column just below the nape of the neck. This was immediately followed by paralysis of the whole body below the fracture. He was attended by Dr. J. T. Smith of this village, and Dr. Templar of Bristol, but medical skill was of no avail, and he lingered until Thursday night at 6 o'clock, when he died. His remains were interred in the cemetery at East Bloomfield on Saturday.



From Geneva Daily Times 21 February 1907

Gorham, N. Y. - Mrs. Jane Ryan was found alone in her home between Gorham and Hall's one of the severe days of last week, by neighbors, in a helpless and freezing condition, after having suffered from a shock, she did not recover consciousness and died Tuesday about noon. Her husband died about a year ago. She is survived by one son, Frank DeWitt, who lives in the west part of the town. Funeral took place today at 1 o'clock from her late home. Interment in Gorham cemetery.



From Victor Herald 21 September 1895

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The remains of John Ryan, a former resident of South Bristol, were buried in the Catholic cemetery Monday noon.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 September 1906

Gorham, N. Y. - The death of John Ryan, a man of about 70 years of age, occurred at his home a short distance southeast of this village, Monday morning. Mr. Ryan was among other laborers who came here about thirty years ago to do the first work upon the Middlesex Valley railroad. He married Miss Jane DeWitt and remained a citizen of the place. He had been in poor health during the last few months, but was only confined to the bed for two or three weeks. He is survived by his wife.



From Ontario County Journal 15 October 1915

Victor, N. Y. - 
The death of Mrs. John Ryan occurred on Friday at her home about three miles east of this village. Mrs. Ryan had been ill about two weeks, and the sudden change for the worse came shortly after noon on Friday. She was 62 years of age and had lived her entire life in this locality and most of her married life had been passed in the home where she died and where she made many friends. She leaves, besides her husband, John Ryan, two daughters, Mrs. Maria Guinan of Mertensia, and Miss Lillie Ryan, for nine years a teacher at North Tonawanda; three sons, Owen, William and Joseph Ryan, of Mertensia; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Clark of Scranton, Pa.; and one brother, Owen Patterson, who resided with his sister at the family home. The funeral services were held on Monday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Patrick's church in Victor. A nephew, Rev. Francis T. McCrone, of Owego, sang the Requiem mass, assisted Rev. J. J. Donnelly, pastor of the church.



From Ontario County Journal 23 March 1917

John L. Ryan,
aged 49 years, was found dead in bed at his home on Hubbell street on Wednesday evening by his wife who had just returned from Victor, where she had been visiting since Monday. He was last seen alive on Tuesday
morning. Coroner H. M. Smith pronounced death due to natural causes. Deceased had resided in Canandaigua since last fall. He was a native of Victor and was well-known. He leaves his wife and two children; also three sisters and two brothers, Catherine Anna and Edward J. Ryan of Victor; Mrs. Bernard Coniff of Rochester, and William Ryan of Shortsville. The funeral services will be held tomorrow morning. Interment will be at Victor.



From Geneva Daily Times 9 April 1908

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Joseph Ryan,
who has been a great sufferer from rheumatism and heart trouble for the past ten years, died at his home on South Main street Tuesday evening at the age of 57 years. He is survived by his wife and a daughter, Grace A. Ryan, also by a sister, Mrs. John McIntyre, who resides at Geneva. Mr. Ryan formerly worked in the Locke works at Victor. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning from St. Mary's church.



From Ontario County Journal 26 August 1898

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Judith Ryan
of this place, who received a severe shock of paralysis at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Mason of Rochester, died in that city on Sunday morning last, shortly after 1 o'clock. She is survived by two sons, E. P. Ryan of this place; and Emmett J. Ryan of Seneca Falls; and two daughters, Mrs. Mason and Mrs. Mary Cahill. The remains were brought here Monday afternoon, and the funeral was held from St. Francis church Tuesday forenoon at 10 o'clock, and interment made in the Phelps cemetery. Rev. A. M. O'Neil officiated at the funeral, assisted by Rev. Father Nelligan. The remains of the husband of the deceased, who was buried at Canandaigua over 30 years since, are to be brought to Phelps later and interred beside those of his wife. This was her wish, expressed to her relatives before her death.



From Geneva Courier 12 April 1876


The funeral of the late Margaret B. Ryan, relict of the late Michael Ryan, which took place at the Church of St. Francis de Sales, on Saturday morning last, was attended by a vast concourse of people.  Mrs. Ryan, with her husband, were among the older inhabitants of Geneva, and here they reared to manhood and womanhood a large family, five of whom survive.  To her children and grandchildren Mrs. Ryan was strongly attached, and they in return were equally obedient and filial.  Her death leaves a gap in the church, which it will be hard to fill.  For many years, Mrs. Ryan has been among the most zealous in the promotion of her church, and has tried to see it grow, from the smallest of our churches edifices and congregation, to be the largest church building and the most numerous congregation in Geneva.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 October 1897

Mrs. Margaret Ryan, wife of Thomas Ryan, died at her residence in this city at 1 o'clock yesterday morning, aged 25 years. The funeral will take place from St. Francis de Sales church at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning. Father McPadden will officiate. The deceased is survived by her husband, seven brothers and two sisters. She was an estimable lady and came to Geneva about one year ago with her family. Margaret was married to Mr. Ryan two years ago. She was a devout Catholic, and highly respected by all who knew her. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 7 April 1876

Mrs. Michael Ryan
died at her residence in this village yesterday morning, aged 67 years.  She was a woman of wonderful vitality and energy, scarcely knowing a sick day until the occurrence of an accident last winter - suffering from a severe fall. This shock resulted in a fatal illness.  Mrs. Ryan, as an old resident, and an active and zealous leader in all movements for the promotion of Church interests (Catholic), became well-known to and highly respected by all classes and sects in our community. She reared a large family, of whom but four survive, and they occupy honorable stations in society.  Her husband, alike honorable and upright in his life of a half century among us, passed away but a brief year or so ago, sincerely mourned of a wide circle of acquaintances.  The earlier emigrants like Mr. and Mrs. Ryan, had severer trials to encounter and greater difficulties to surmount in efforts to earn even a common sustenance; when therefore we revert to those who accomplished much more, became liberal benefactors to their Church, and afforded their children an accomplished education, fitting them to become educators and for the higher ranks of business life, such parents of the pioneer age are all the more entitled to public respect and honor, and surely faith in our common Christianity will accord to all such the Divine blessing and eternal rest under His sacred promises.



From Geneva Daily Times 23 October 1907

Canandaigua, N. Y. -
In a sad accident near Chapinville, in the town of Hopewell, Michael Ryan, a well-known farmer, met his death yesterday. Mr. Ryan, who lives about a mile east of Chapinville, went to the home of a friend, Daniel O'Brien, near Shortsville, yesterday afternoon to get a corn harvester. When the team reached a place in the road about a half-mile from Ryan's home, they were noticed by two of Mr. Ryan's neighbors, named Lockwood, to be trotting along quite rapidly without a driver. The men stopped the horses and discovered Mr. Ryan's body lying among the cogwheels of the machine. They extricated the body, but there was no evidence of life in it, and they removed it to the Ryan home, where Coroner F. P. Warner of Canandaigua was summoned later. In the absence of any eye-witnesses of the tragedy, he declared the cause of death to have been accidental. The chest and side were badly crushed, and death was probably instantaneous. Mr. Ryan was 62 years old and leaves a wife, three daughters, Mrs. John Dyer of Rochester, and Misses Zetta and Mary Ryan of Hopewell; two brothers, John Ryan of Mertensia, and Patrick Ryan of Farmington, and a sister, Mrs. Patrick Carney of Chapinville.



From Geneva Daily Times 17 June 1907

Manchester, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Michael Ryan of Farmington was held from St. Dominic's Catholic church at Shortsville Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. Father Gefel officiating, and the remains were taken to Palmyra for burial. Although 72 years of age, the death of Mrs. Ryan was unexpected and is sincerely mourned. She is survived by her husband, Michael, and three sons, William Ryan of Manchester, and James and John Ryan of Farmington, and one daughter of Lima; a brother, James Curran of Manchester, and a sister, Mrs. Michael Brown of Michigan. 



From Geneva Daily Times 4 January 1905

Phelps, N. Y. - Patrick Ryan,
eighty years old, who lives southwest of Phelps, near Orleans, died Monday evening. He leaves one son, John Ryan, of Orleans.



From Geneva Daily Times 15 March 1909

Shortsville, N. Y. - Patrick Ryan,
a well-known resident of Farmington , met with a fatal accident Saturday afternoon between 5 and 6 o'clock. With a friend named Daniel McCrone of Boston, he had spent the afternoon in Canandaigua. He arrived at his home, about one mile north of Farmington station at 5 o'clock. He went to the barn to unharness and attend to his horse, and when, after a half hour had passed, he failed to come in the house for supper, his daughter, Miss Anna Ryan, went to the barn to find the cause of the delay. She found her father lying on the floor dead. He had evidently been putting down hay for the horse when he fell from the loft to the barn floor, a distance of only four feet, and struck on his forehead in such a way that his neck was broken. Coroner Daniel A. Eiseline of Shortsville, who was summoned, pronounced death accidental. Mr. Ryan's age was 72 years and 4 months, and he was born in Ireland, a son of Michael Ryan. About forty-eight years ago he came to this country. He resided first in Herkimer county, and then came to the town of Farmington, where he married and had since lived. The deceased leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary Ryan; one son, James Ryan of Lima; four daughters, Miss Anna Ryan, of Farmington; Mrs. Edward Gouldrick of Victor, and Miss Nellie Ryan and Miss Sarah Ryan of Rochester; one brother, John Ryan of Mertensia; and two sisters, Mrs. Peter Mernaugh of Utica, and Mrs. Bridget Carney, of Chapin.



From Geneva Daily Times 1 November 1916

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - 
Yesterday morning in the Sanitarium Annex occurred the death of Patrick Ryan, one of the old residents of this village and vicinity. Mr. Ryan was born in Ireland seventy-six years ago and came to this country at the age of 25 years, moving to a farm north of this village where he remained until about fifteen years ago, since which time he has made his home with his children, spending a large part of the time in this village. In 1868, he married Miss Bridget Hayes, who came from their native home in Ireland shortly before the ceremony. Mrs. Ryan died about twelve years ago. He leaves nine children. The funeral will be held on Friday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Felix church.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 September 1903

Victor, N. Y. - Thomas Ryan,
the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ryan of Mertensia, was killed by the cars on the New York Central tracks a short distance from Victor station, at an early hour this morning. Just how he met his death is not known, his body being found soon after daylight by Richard Riley, who was walking along the tracks. From the appearance of the body, Ryan had been dead for some hours. Coroner Warner was notified and later viewed the remains. Ryan's head was badly cut, and his neck and one arm broken. The remains were taken in charge by Undertaker Case of this village, and removed to the home of the family, near Mertensia. Ryan had, early in the evening, visited at the home of his uncle about midway between his home and Victor, and it is thought that after leaving there he came to the village, and on his way home endeavored to catch a ride on a passing train but missed his hold and was killed. He was about thirty years of age, and is survived by his parents, three brothers and three sisters, all of whom reside at Mertensia.



From Shortsville Enterprise 9 April 1936

Manchester has lost another esteemed resident in the passing of Mrs. Thomas Ryan, whose death occurred at the family home last Thursday morning, at the age of 75 years. She had been ill only a short time. Mrs. Ryan was a native of Ireland, having been born on December 26, 1860. During the year 1879 she came to America and settled at South Perinton. She was united in marriage to Thomas Ryan in 1882, and they located in Manchester during the year 1902, where they have since continuously resided. She was a devout member of St. Dominic's church, Shortsville. "Ma" Ryan, as she was affectionately known to most people, possessed a most pleasing personality and was loved by all, being held in the highest esteem by both young and old alike. She was a devout Catholic and her Christian life was a fine example for everyone. Her passing leaves a vacancy that will always remain, connected with the pleasantest of memories. The survivors are her husband; three sons, Postmaster Andrew E. Ryan and Raymond Ryan of Manchester and Jerry Ryan of Fairport; two daughters, Mrs. Marie Galbraith and Mrs. Lynn Fish of Manchester, twenty-three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; also several nieces and nephews. The funeral, one of the largest held here in a number of years, took place Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at the home and at 9:30 at St. Dominic's church. Solemn high mass was held, with the pastor, Rev. John E. Napier, celebrant; Rev. Edward Lyons of Rochester, a nephew of the deceased, as deacon and Rev. John J. Ganey of Newark as subdeacon. Rev. Leo Pulling of Lancaster was in the sanctuary. The remains were tenderly laid at rest in St. Rose cemetery, Shortsville.



From Geneva Gazette 13 May 1892

Found Dead in Bed - Timothy Ryan,
an aged and well known house painter, formerly and for many years employed by Mathew Wilson, was found dead in bed at his residence in Park Avenue last Tuesday.  Mr. Ryan has been a sufferer from rheumatism for some time past, at length incapacitating him for work, and the ailment evidently reached his heart with the fatal result chronicled.  His aged wife was very ill at the same time.  Coroner Wright, after investigating the case, concluded that it was unnecessary to hold an inquest.  The deceased was in every sense a good and useful citizen.



From Ontario County Journal 26 February 1886

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. William Ryan
died very suddenly last Friday, aged 59 years. His remains were taken to Canandaigua for interment on Saturday.



From Shortsville Enterprise 10 February 1922

William Ryan,
of Shortsville, occurred at the Memorial hospital in Canandaigua on Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock, following a long illness. His age was 62 years. He had been confined to the hospital for a month. The survivors are his wife, three sons and two daughters, Louis, Emmett and Miss Cecilia Ryan, of Shortsville, Augustus Ryan of Canandaigua, and Miss Gertrude Ryan of Rochester; also three sisters and brother, Mrs. Mary Coniff, of Rochester, Misses Anna and Kate Ryan and Edward Ryan of Victor. The funeral services were held in Victor.




From Geneva Daily Times 24 September 1903

Mrs. William Ryan
of Victor, mother of John Ryan of William street, died at her home Tuesday after an illness of four days. Death was due to paralysis. The deceased was sixty-nine years of age and was born in Limerick, Ireland. She came to this country in 1853. Besides her son in this city, she is survived by her husband, three daughters, and two sons; Catharine and Anne of Victor, Mrs. Conniff of Rochester, and E. J. and William of Victor. Also one sister, Mrs. Catherine Heagerty of Little Falls. The funeral will be held from St. Patrick's church, Victor, Friday morning at 9:30 o'clock with a solemn requiem mass. Burial will be at Victor. Mass will be said by Rev. Father Francis McCrone of Elmira, a nephew of the deceased. Mrs. Ryan was widely known and greatly beloved by all for her many commendable qualities of mind and heart. The whole community extends sympathy to the sorrowing family.

From Victor Herald 25 September 1903

Mrs. William Ryan
died Tuesday morning, from the effects of a stroke of paralysis, at her home near Mertensia, aged 69 years. Mrs. Ryan had been ill but a few days. Her widowed husband, and six children remain, Anna, Katharine and Edward, who are at home, Mrs. Mary Coniff of Rochester, John Ryan of Geneva, and Will Ryan of this place. The funeral was held from the family home this morning at 9 o'clock and later from St. Patrick's church, Rev. J. J. Donnelly officiating. Interment was made in the church cemetery here.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 1 February 1928

Shortsville, N. Y., Jan. 31 -
Funeral services will take place from the home Thursday for William Ryan, 52, who died in Thompson Memorial Hospital at Canandaigua last Monday as the result of injuries received the same day while engaged as switchman for the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company at the freight transfer at Manchester. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Court Harlow Lodge; was the first president of the lodge and gave the lodge its name. He was also chairman of the grievance committee of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen for the term. He had been in the employ of the Lehigh Valley Railroad for thirty-six years continuously. He was also a member of Canandaigua Council, Knights of Columbus, Holy Name Society of St. Dominic's Church of Shortsville; and a member of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Veteran Association.

He leaves his wife, Teresa Ryan; one son, Albert; one sister, Mrs. James Ryan of Oakland, Calif; two nephews, Edward Ryan of Oakland, Calif., and Lester Ryan of Rochester; and one niece Helen Ryan of Rochester. Funeral from the family home at Shortsville Thursday at 9 a.m. and 9:45 o'clock at St. Dominic's Church, Shortsville with solemn requiem mass celebrated by Rev. John Napier of Shortsville, Rev. J. J. Carney of Newark and Rev. Leo Pulling of Buffalo. Burial in St. Rose's cemetery, Shortsville. The local lodge of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen will attend in a body. Ryan was a locomotive fireman for some years on the Lehigh before transferring to the switching department.



From Geneva Gazette 2 October 1885

Charles Ryder,
a farm laborer living in the outskirts of Naples, early Wednesday morning had some words with his wife and it is alleged struck her.  He then left as she supposed for his work, but going to Stoddard's drug store purchased a quarter of a dram of strychnine, which he took on his way back.  On reaching his home he sat down and in a few minutes fell to the floor and died in half an hour.  Let this prove a solemn warning to every husband -- never to lay hands on the partner of his bosom save in token of kindness and affection.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 25 July 1921

Geneva, July 24 -
The death of Mrs. Tamer Ryder, widow of William O. Ryder, occurred yesterday afternoon at her home, No. 67 Sherrill Street. The cause of Mrs. Ryder's death was exhaustion from the excessive heat. She was in her usual good health yesterday morning but just before noon was overcome by the heat and died during the afternoon. She had been a resident of this city for more than seventy years. She is survived by two daughters, Miss Carrie E. Ryder and Mrs. Frank S. Smith, and five grandchildren. The funeral will be held from the family home on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock with Rev. Harold Griffith of the First Baptist church officiating. Burial will be in Washington Street Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 19 July 1897

William Ryder died at his home on Sherrill street at 9:30 o'clock this morning, aged 66 years. The deceased had been in the employ of the New York Central railroad for a period of 38 years. He was baggagemaster at the Geneva station for 25 years. Mr. Ryder was one of the best-known railroad men in Geneva. He severed his connection with N. Y. Central company 6 years ago. The deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. F. R. Smith and Miss Carrie E. Ryder, both of this city. The immediate cause of death was liver complaint. Burial Washington Street Cemetery.



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