"Sa" to "Saz" OBITUARIES



From Clifton Springs Press 18 November 1920

Archibald W. Sabin,
62 years old, died Sunday night at his home in Jay street, Phelps. Although he had been in failing health for nearly a year, due to a stroke of paralysis, his death occurred unexpectedly. The deceased who was born in Phelps on June 10, 1859, a son of the late James and Delia Sabin, had always lived in Phelps. At the time of his death, he was a member of the village board of trustees, to which office he was elected about four years ago. He was also a member of Sincerity Lodge, F. & A. M., and Wideawake Grange. Surviving relatives are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Lulu Ballenstadt and Mrs. Clifford Smith of Phelps, and Mrs. Hazel Hoffman of Junius; a son, Fred Sabin of cs; two brothers, James of Phelps and Edward of Buffalo; and a sister, Mrs. Joseph Ashdown of Detroit, Mich. Funeral services were conducted under the direction of Sincerity Lodge on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Presbyterian church in Phelps and interment was made in Rest Haven cemetery.



From Ontario County Chronicle 3 June 1903

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Delia M. Sabin,
aged 66 years, widow of the late James Sabin, died last evening as the result of a stroke of paralysis. She is survived by six children, three sons and three daughters: James and Archibald of this place, and Edward Sabin of Waterloo; Mrs. Charles Taylor of Geneva, Mrs. Joseph Ashdown and Mrs. L. Bennett of Phelps.



From Ontario County Chronicle 3 December 1902

Naples, N. Y. -
Comrade J. Z. Sabin, or "Zade" as he was called, died at his home at 7 o'clock Sunday morning, aged 64 years. He was born in Naples and lived all his life here except the time spent in the army. He enlisted August 9, 1862, in the 126th Regiment, Company D, and was taken prisoner at Harper's Ferry September 15, 1862, and taken to Camp Douglas, Chicago, and was wounded in the third days' battle at Gettsyburg, while on Cemetery Road battling against Picket's Charge. He was again taken prisoner at the battle of the Wilderness and was in the prisons of Andersonville, Charleston and Florence ten months. He was exchanged February 26, 1865, mustered out with his regiment at Elmira in 1865, was an active member of Bingham Post, G. A. R., being at his death junior vice and past grand. He received a pension of $6 per month. He leaves a wife and one son, Charles Sabin of Rochester. The funeral was in charge of the G. A. R.



From Ontario Messenger 1 August 1849

Accident - On the 21st inst., Mr. Nathaniel Sabin of Gorham, in attempting to bridle his horse, was so seriously kicked by him in the abdomen as to cause his death on the 24th. Mr. S. was an old resident of that town. He was aged about 61 years.



From Geneva Advertiser 15 October 1901

Philo B. Sabin, who has been a constable in Phelps for 35 consecutive years, died last Thursday, aged 77 years.



From Phelps Citizen 1 May 1919

William H. Sabine,
a former well-known and highly respected residence of this village, died suddenly at his home in Geneva last Saturday morning. Mr. Sabine arose at the usual hour, attended to the furnace fire and returned to his room and went to bed apparently in his usual health, but on being called to breakfast failed to respond and upon investigation it was found that life was extinct, death being due to apoplexy. Deceased was the son of the late Philo B. and Apama Granger Sabine and was born in this town 61 years ago, where he continued his residence until about 10 years ago when his family removed to Geneva. Surviving relatives are the widow, Kate Fitzgerald Sabine; one daughter, Mrs. John Scott of Geneva; two sons, Harry of Geneva and Sergeant Raymond Sabine of the 502nd Engineers, serving in France; one brother, Albert Sabine of Orleans, Mich.; and two sisters, Mrs. John Butterfield and Mrs. Adelbert Sabine of this village. The funeral services were held at Geneva Tuesday afternoon and the remains brought to Phelps for interment in Rest Haven Cemetery, members of Sincerity Lodge No. 200, F. & A. M., of which Mr. Sabine had been a member for a number of years, escorted the remains to the cemetery.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 20 September 1905

The funeral of Albert Byron Sackett, whose death was reported in last week's Chronicle, was held from his late home last Wednesday afternoon and was very largely attended, friends being present from all over the state. The members of the Red Jacket Club, the Merrill Hose and the Republican county committee turned out in a body. The services were conducted by Rev. Lewis T. Reed, rector of the Congregational church, assisted by Rev. Charles J. Clausen, and the interment was in the West Avenue cemetery. As a mark of respect to Mr. Sackett's memory, the shades of all the business houses in town were closed during the funeral.



From Ontario County Journal 14 December 1883

Col. Augustine Sackett, the oldest citizen of this town, died at his residence about three miles west of this village, on Thursday evening of last week. He had reached the age of 94 years and 10 months. He was always remarkably vigorous, and in good health to within a few days of the end, when he gradually faded away and fell asleep without any sign of disease. We noticed the celebration of his 94th birth day ten months ago, at which time were gathered at the homestead his children and grand children in a happy reunion. There was also a happy family gathering at the homestead last Thanksgiving day. His wife preceded him several years ago. He leaves three sons, Byron, Frederick and Henry, all residents of this town, and three daughters, Mrs. Jas. S. Cooley, and Miss Julia Sackett of this place, and Mrs. Dr. G. R. Barr, of Abington, Va.



From Ontario County Chronicle 13 May 1903

Mrs. C. Sackett,
widow of the late Darius C. Sackett, died at her home in Greig Terrace, this village, early Sunday morning, aged 59 years. The deceased had been an invalid for several months, death being the result of a complication of diseases. She was the mother of A. B. Sackett, State Senate stenographer of this village, who is the only surviving member of the family. The deceased is survived by two brothers, Albert E. Smith of Canandaigua, and Orson J. of Farmer City, Ill., and one sister, Mrs. Hickox of this village. The funeral was largely attended from the family home yesterday afternoon, the Rev. Lewis T. Reed, pastor of the Congregational church, officiating.



From Ontario County Chronicle 10 September 1902

As the Chronicle goes to press, it learns that Mrs. Delia Sackett, widow of the late Henry M. Sackett, of Canandaigua, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Adams, in Niagara Falls, last evening, aged 65 years. There are no particulars at hand as to the cause of death. She was a woman widely known and sincerely respected and her death came like a shock to her many relatives and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Adams, who was formerly Miss Arze Sackett, and an only son, Augustine Sackett, of Canandaigua. The remains will be brought to Canandaigua for burial.



From Ontario County Chronicle 20 February 1901

Frederick A. Sackett,
an aged and highly respected citizen of this town, died at his home Saturday morning, aged 83 years. Death was due to a paralytic shock, which he suffered on Tuesday of last week. Mr. Sackett never regained consciousness. The deceased was born in this township, and aside from two years spent in the State of Michigan, he had always resided here. He was a man widely known in the county and respected by all. Besides a widow he leaves a son, Charles C. Sackett of this town.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 23 June 1938

Geneva, N. Y. - Mrs. F. B. Sackett,
70, 54 Madison St., died Tuesday in her home. she had been in ill health for several years. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Marcus M. Cass, Watkins Glen; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Liable, Lyons, and Mrs. I. H. Loughran, Walden.



From Ontario County Chronicle 5 February 1902

Mrs. Mary C. Sackett,
one of the best known and highly esteem residents of Canandaigua, died at her home on Arsenal Hill, Saturday afternoon, aged 82 years. She had been in feeble health for a long time, and a short time since she suffered a stroke of paralysis, which finally caused her death. Mrs. Sackett was a daughter of the late Charles Cassort, and married Frederick A. Sackett in June, 1848. Mr. Sackett died a year ago. She was a woman widely known and beloved by all who knew her. She is survived by a son,  Charles C. Sackett, who is at present deputy internal revenue collector for this district.



From Geneva Daily Times 1 October 1902

Mrs. Mary G. Sackett,
widow of the late John H. Sackett, died at the home of her son, G. V. Sackett, corner of Cortland and Madison streets, at 2:30 o'clock this morning, aged 79 years.  Four weeks ago today the deceased had a stroke of paralysis, which was followed by another on Tuesday, Sept. 23.  After the second stroke, the deceased gradually grew weaker until death occurred this morning.  Mrs. Sackett was born in Cayuga county, and after marriage moved to Cattaraugus county. In 1877 Mrs. Sackett moved to Seneca county, where she resided until she came to this city in 1895. Mrs. Sackett will be remembered as actively connected with the Methodist church, with which she had been identified for sixty years.  The deceased is survived by four sons, John H. and W. G. Sackett of Weedsport, and G. V. and F. B. Sackett, the attorneys of this city. The funeral will take place at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, from the home of G. V. Sackett, corner of Cortland and Madison streets. Interment will be in Glenwood cemetery.



From Ontario County Chronicle 27 November 1901

Mrs. Diantha Sadler, of Farmington, died very suddenly Wednesday morning of heart failure. She was stricken while performing household duties and dropped dead. She is survived by her husband, John Sadler, one daughter, Mrs. Minnie Gourlay, and two grandchildren. The funeral was held from their residence in Farmington Saturday, Rev. E. L. Waldorf, of the Shortsville M. E. church, officiating. Burial was at Brookside cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 13 May 1896

Mrs. Elizabeth Sadler,
wife of Aretus Sadler, of Manchester, died on Saturday, aged nearly 53 years. About two months ago she went to attend her sister in Pennsylvania, who was sick, and remained until the death of the latter. She was taken sick immediately after and returned home and gradually failed. A husband and son, three brothers and four sisters survive her. The funeral services were held from the Methodist Episcopal Church yesterday afternoon, Rev. C. F. Allen, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, of which the deceased was an active member, officiating.



From Fairport Herald 2 October 1918

John Flint Sadler,
son of Winslow and Louisa Allen Sadler, who has been in poor health for some time, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Eli M. Gourlay, last Wednesday morning, September 25, at nine o'clock. Mr. Sadler had recently suffered two paralytic strokes and had been confined to his room only two weeks. He was born in Phelps on Sept. 28, 1845, and was 73 years of age. He had been a resident of Phelps until 1876, when he came to this town where he has since resided with the exception of a short time spent in Manchester. His early life was occupied in farming but of late he had been engaged in carpenter work and painting. On March 11. 1873, he was united in marriage to Miss Diantha Macumber, who died November 20, 1901. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Earl Gourlay; three grandchildren, Miss Lucile Gourlay, and Stewart and Norman Gourlay; one brother, Aretus A. Sadler of Shortsville, and Frank Tish of Palmyra; and one niece, Mrs. William A. Stevenson of Macedon. The funeral was held on Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Eli Gourlay, Rev. Edward Jarvis, pastor of the Methodist church at Manchester, officiating. Interment was made in Brookside cemetery at Shortsville.



From Ontario County Journal 21 August 1885

Mrs. Mary A. Sadler
of Clifton Springs died at the home of Dr. LeRoy Lewis in Auburn on Sunday last week, where she had gone to make a visit. The cause of death was inflammation of the bowels. Mrs. Sadler was about 62 years of age and was an old resident of Clifton Springs.



From Ontario County Journal 9 January 1891

Farmington, N. Y. -
The death of Winslow Sadler removes another aged resident from Farmington. Mr. Sadler was widely known. His honesty and genial ways won him many friends. He died Dec. 31st, aged 75 years. The funeral was held Jan. 3d at the residence of his son, John Sadler, Rev. F. H. Gates of Macedon, conducting the services. The burial was at Phelps.



From Ontario County Journal 3 May 1907

Naples, N. Y. -  Huldah M. Barto Sagar,
widow of James Sagar, has passed away at the age of 84. She came here with her husband 40 years ago. She was a direct descendant of Rev. John Barto, who came to America from France in 1684 to escape persecution as a prominent Huguenot preacher. Mrs. Sagar inherited the courage, the brain, the charm of that peculiar people. She outlived all other members of her family, and was survived by only one of her four children, Mrs. A. P. Gelder of this place, who had devotedly cared for her mother through some years of feebleness. She was a faithful adherent of the Methodist church.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 4 March 1895

Alonzo Sage,
a lifelong residence and a prominent citizen of West Bloomfield, died last Friday from an attack of grip followed by pneumonia in the 79th year of his age. His wife, who had been an invalid for the past thirty years, died two days before him, from the effect of a paralytic paralytic stroke in the 65th year of her age. They leave surviving one daughter, Mrs. Imogene Covill of Victor.



From Ontario County Journal 1 March 1895

Miller's Corners, N. Y. - Annis,
wife of Alonzo Sage, died on Wednesday morning at 2 o'clock. She had been suffering from the grippe for some days, and when, on Sunday morning she could not be aroused it was found that she had been stricken with paralysis. She had been kept closely at home by ill health most of the time for some years, but her kind heart and gentle ways endeared her to all who were fortunate enough to know her. The funeral was appointed for 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Mr. Sage is now critically ill with the grippe and it is greatly feared he will not long survive.



From Victor Herald 2 March 1906

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  George B. Sage,
a former and well-known residence of this town, died at the Willard State Hospital on Monday, February 19th, aged 65 years. For several years he was engaged in the blacksmithing business here. He was a veteran of the Civil War, and saw much active service. In 1861, he enlisted in Co. G, 18th New York Volunteers, served two years and again entered the service in Co. K, 21st New York Cavalry, serving until mustered out in June, 1865. One son, Leonard B. Sage of Canandaigua survives him. Funeral services were held from St. Mary's church, Canandaigua, on Wednesday morning with interment in Calvary cemetery.



From Shortsville Enterprise 24 November 1932

George B. Sage
died at his home on West Main street, Shortsville, on Monday morning, following an extended illness. He had been a resident of this village over thirty years and by occupation was a painter; active in fraternal and musical circles. He was past Noble Grand of Parlor Village Lodge No. 88, I. O. O. F., member of Shortsville Tent No. 119, K. O. T. M., and one of the first members of Citizen's Hose Company. Mr. Sage was also a charter member of the Papec Machine Company Band, and a former member of the Macabee Band. He is survived by his wife, Mary E. Penoyer Sage; two daughters, Mrs. Walter Wagner and Mrs. Geo. Hessney, both of Bath, and one granddaughter, Vivien Hessney, also of Bath. Funeral services were held held yesterday at two o'clock from the late home, the Rev. A. J. McMillen, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating. Members of the Odd Fellows lodge, Citizens' Hose Company and Papec Band, attended in a body. Bearers were D. W. Phipps, John Record, Jacob Repsher, E. B. Clark, Leverne Seigwald, and F. F. Inglis. Interment in Brookside Cemetery, Shortsville, with commitment services in charge of Parlor Village Lodge, I. O. O. F.



From Ontario County Journal 28 February 1908

Mrs. Jane Sage,
wife of Henry Sage, of East Bloomfield, was buried here in the Rural cemetery on Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Sage resided here for many years, but three or four years ago sold their farm on account of declining health and moved to East Bloomfield. Mr. Sage, who is quite feeble, is being cared for by his daughter, Mrs. George Pettis.



From Shortsville Enterprise 29 September 1927

The death of Mrs. Julietta Sage occurred last Thursday night, at 8:15 o'clock, at the Dickson hospital in Geneva, where she had been a patient since February last. She had been an invalid for a number of years. Her age was 86 years. Mrs. Sage was born in Victor on August 7, 1841, but had spent the greater part of her life at Ionia. For 15 years. prior to last February, she had lived with a son in Pittsford, but after his death came to Shortsville to reside with her son, George B. Sage, arriving here on February 1. On February 22, owing to her continued ill health, she was removed to the hospital in Geneva. Her husband was the Plouden Sage, whose death occurred about 15 years ago. She was a member of the Methodist church at Ionia. The survivors are one son, George B. Sage of Shortsville; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon from the church at Ionia, conducted by the pastor. The remains were interred in the cemetery in that village.



From Geneva Daily Times 21 September 1940

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -  Miles K. Sage,
aged 74, died yesterday morning at his home, 25 South street. He is survived by one son, Elmer of Elmira; and one daughter, Blanche, of Clifton Springs, and three grandchildren. Funeral services from his late home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. Lester Schaff officiating. Burial was in Pioneer Cemetery.



From Ontario Republican Times 5 March 1862

Oscar Sage
of East Bloomfield, died in the hospital at Washington, on the 16th of February, of congestion of the lungs. He was a member of Capt. Clarke's company, 85th Regiment of N. Y. S. V. His remains were brought home for interment.  The funeral was on Saturday last.



From Ontario County Journal 3 August 1906

Ionia, N. Y. - Plowden Sage, who has been nearly helpless from paralysis for some time, died on Thursday night, July 26, aged 66 years. The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon from the church. Mr. Sage was a life long resident of this place and leaves many relatives and friends. He is survived by his wife and two sons, George B. Sage of Shortsville and Burton Sage of Pittsford.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 7 March 1929

Canandaigua, N. Y., March 6 - Samuel Sage,
79, died at his home here today after a lingering illness. He leaves his widow; two sons, George Sage of Minneapolis, Minn., and David Sage of Syracuse. Funeral from the home Sunday at 2:30 o'clock. Burial in West Avenue Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 28 January 1887

Died, at her residence near Miller's Corners, Jan. 20, Mrs. Sarah Sage, aged 39 years. She had been sick a long time, and a great sufferer, but she bore it all very patiently, trusting in a higher power than man for help and comfort. Her's was an exemplary life. A loving wife and mother, a kind neighbor and friend, she will be greatly missed in the church and neighborhood where she resided. She was a member of the M. E. church at Miller's Corners. Her funeral was held at the church on Sunday, Jan. 23, her pastor, Rev. E. S. Furman, conducting the services, assisted by Rev. G. W. Coe. The funeral was the largest held in the church in a long time. The aisles and all available space was occupied and several had to remain standing. Thus we laid our sister to rest in the cemetery at the Corners, there to await the resurrection morn, when friends will be reunited, never to part again. Christian Nan, of Honeoye Falls, buried our sister in a very neat cloth-covered casket, doing respect to our dear sister and friend as he always does when called to perform such solemn duties for the dead. The husband and daughter have the sympathy of a large circle of mourning relatives and friends in their sad bereavement.



From Ontario County Journal 7 February 1913

The death of Mrs. Wealthy Rocella Sage, wife of Rev. Volney A. Sage, pastor of the Baptist church of Clifton Springs, occurred on Monday, following a long illness. Mrs. Sage leaves besides her husband, one son, George Sage of New York City.



From Ontario County Journal 9 January 1885

Millers Corners, N. Y. -
The funeral of William Sage, an old resident, was held in the M. E. church at Miller's Corners Jan 8. A large number of neighbors and friends met to pay their respects to an old neighbor who had lived 84 years. Rev. G. W. Terry preached the sermon. Christian Nau, of Honeoye Falls, was undertaker.



From Ontario County Journal 10 November 1882

Died, at her residence near Miller's Corners, Monday morning, Mrs. Wm. Sage, aged 87 years. She has been confined to the house over a year.



From Geneva Daily Times 20 December 1933

Mrs. Sarah A. Sager
of 36 Grove street was found dead in bed this morning. She was in her usual health yesterday and it was believed death was due to a heart attack. Mrs. Sager, widow of the late William Sager, was born June 25th, 1860. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Edward Lynch, and Mrs. Martha Morse, also of this city; and three grandchildren. Mrs. Sager was a member of the Methodist church. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from her late resident with the Rev. Raymond N. Huse of the First Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 5 June 1896

Phelps, N. Y. - Charles Sahlman
died at the home of his sister, Mrs. M. H. Fuller, Wednesday morning, at 6 o'clock of liver trouble, aged 40 years. The deceased was taken violently ill some five months since, and gradually failed day by day. He had received the best of care from his sister with whom he was stopping, but all that could be done was to relieve pain and to make his last days as comfortable as possible. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home, and interment made in the Phelps cemetery.



From Ontario County Times 2 January 1867

We are informed that Mr. Myron St. John, an enterprising citizen of Shortsville, died suddenly on Monday with heart disease. He left his house in the morning, appearing perfectly well but before reaching his place of business, remarked to a man who was with him that he did not feel well and would return home. His companion accompanied him on his return and offered to help him from the corner, but Mr. St. John declined assistance, saying he could walk to the house alone, and started to do so, when he fell to the ground and immediately expired. The deceased was about fifty years of age. We understand he was insured to the amount of $1000 in the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company of Newark, N. J. Messrs. J. & H. B. Ferguson are the agents of the Company in this place.



From Geneva Gazette 24 November 1887


Mrs. Carrie Sale of Victor, who was severely burned about two weeks previously by her clothing accidentally taking fire while burning leaves, lingered till Oct. 28th when death ended her long and painful sufferings.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 28 January 1931

Victor, N. Y., Jan. 27 - Mrs. Charles Sale
died today. She leaves her husband; a son, Robert Sale; a daughter, Josephine Sale, all of Victor; her mother, Mrs. Hattie Hutchinson; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Brown and Mrs. Charles Kelsey, all of Fairport; and a brother, Fred D. Wiley of Des Moines. Funeral services will take place at her home Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock.



From Fairport Herald Mail 29 January 1931

Mrs. Ethel Wiley Sale
of Victor entered into rest Tuesday at the Strong Memorial hospital, after an illness of several weeks. She is survived by her husband, Charles A. Sale; one son, Robert; and one daughter, Josephine of Victor; her mother, Mrs. Chester Hutchinson of Fairport; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Brown of Fairport and Mrs. Charles Kelsey of Perinton; and one brother, Fred Wiley of Des Moines, Iowa. Mrs. Sale spent her girlhood in Fairport and was graduated from Fairport High school in the class of 1904. After her marriage, she resided in Victor and was a teacher in the Victor school several years, prior to her illness. The funeral services will be conducted from the farm home in Victor Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock, interment in Boughton Hill cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 10 February 1882

Victor, N. Y. - The funeral services of Mr. Frank Sale, who died Sunday night with consumption, were largely attended from the Presbyterian church Wednesday afternoon. The Working Men's order, of which he was a member, attended in a body, and flowers were furnished by them. A large circle of friends will sympathize with the family in their serious loss. The mother and wife of the deceased will each receive a thousand dollars from the Workingmen.



From Victor Herald 19 October 1906

Seymour Sale,
with one exception probably the oldest native resident of the town of Victor, died suddenly at the home of his son, Albert E. Sale, in this village on Monday of this week. Mr. Sale suffered a serious illness last summer but from this he had entirely recovered and he had been apparently very well for the last few weeks, death resulting without warning from heart trouble. The son of Peter and Eva Sale, Seymour Sale was born in 1824 in a log house on what is known as the Nicholas Frederick farm, three miles and one-half northeast of this village. He was one of a family of fourteen children. Except for a few years when he resided in East Bloomfield, his entire life was spent in the town of his birth. In his earlier life he followed the occupation of farming, later engaging successfully for a few years in the grocery business in this village with John Norton. His townsmen testified to their confidence in him by electing him for fifteen terms to the offices of town collector and constable, which he filled efficiently. Honest, faithful and of genial temperment, he enjoyed the respect and affection of his fellow citizens throughout his long and honorable life.

Mr. Sale married Miss Mary J. Wood, of Ionia, who died nineteen years ago. Two children were born to them, Frank who died a quarter century ago, and Albert E., who resides in this village. Two sisters also survive him, Mrs. Warren Johnson and Mrs. Charles Lampkin of Lima. After the death of his wife, Mr. Sale resided at the home of his son where he died. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon from the home, the Rev. Frank W. Hill, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment was made in Boughton Hill Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 17 September 1886

The publisher of the Gazette grieves over the loss of an old-time subscriber of forty years in the death of Benjamin F. Salisbury of Oaks' Corners, which occurred yesterday.  Mr. S. was a man of marked intelligence and probity of character, enjoying the deserved esteem of his neighbors and acquaintances.  He was called to serve the people of his town in various capacities -- as Justice, Assessor, Highway Commissioner, Poor Master, etc., and ever discharged official duties with the same fidelity that characterized the man in all transactions with his fellow-men.  His loss will be keenly felt and sincerely mourned by the people of Phelps.



From Shortsville Enterprise 6 November 1930

The death of Charles Salisbury, state highway patrolman and superintendent of the township of Hopewell, occurred at his home in that town last week Tuesday night, the result of a heart attack. His death was unexpected, as he had been about his usual duties that day. His age was 65 years. Mr. Salisbury had been a resident of Hopewell for the past 30 years, following the pursuit of agriculture prior to taking up highway work. He had been highway patrolman for the past three years and was known for the effective manner in which he supervised his work. The survivors are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. John Benham, a son Homer Salisbury, all of Hopewell; one sister, Mrs. George Utt of Auburn; also three grandchildren. Funeral obsequies were held from the house on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Charles Rowley of Geneva. The remains were interred in the Melvin Hill cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 11 July 1913

Death came suddenly to Mrs. Clara Salisbury, of this city, as she sat in Flannigan's restaurant ding with her daughter, Mrs. A. H. Lamore, of Colorado, who was here visiting her, last Friday evening. Heart failure was the cause. Mrs. Salisbury is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lamore and Mrs. Charles Pasco, of Washington; and one son, Gray Salisbury of Seneca Falls. Her mother, Mrs. Caroline Reed of Reeds Corners, and a brother and sister, Mason Reed and Mrs. George Deer, of Reeds Corners, also survive.



From Geneva Gazette 5 February 1892

Obituary -
 Died at her late home in the town of Phelps, Wednesday, Feb. 3rd, at five o'clock P. M., of paralysis, Elizabeth, widow of the late  B. F. Salisbury, in her eightieth year. Mrs. Salisbury was born, married and has always lived on the farm where she died, excepting four years after her marriage. She was the youngest and the last living of the children of Joseph VanDemark, who settled on the farm in the spring of 1792 (one hundred years ago).  Five sons survive her -- J. F., J. P. and Stanley of the town of Phelps, Ambrose of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and C. B. on the homestead. Funeral at the house next Sunday at two o'clock.  Burial in the Phelps cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 30 December 1898

The death is announced of Mr. Elon G. Salisbury, Sr., of Phelps, occurring Tuesday morning last, aged 80 years.  He was an early settler of Phelps and is survived by many relatives -- among them three sons and one daughter -- Mrs. Edward Marsh, John T., Clarence and E. G. Salisbury, Jr., the latter recently editor of the Geneva Courier, now of Rochester.  The funeral of deceased took place yesterday at Melvin Hill.



From Ontario County Journal 22 January 1909

Naples, N. Y. - Harry Salisbury
of Naples, and James Long of Syracuse, met death by falling with a telephone pole at Syracuse on Wednesday, while working for the Independent Telephone company. The men had climbed to a point near the top to attach a wire to the top, when suddenly the pole snapped off at a point about two feet from the ground and the men were hurled to the ground, landing on their heads and shoulders. Both suffered fractures of the skull and died shortly after being removed to the Hospital of the Good Shephard. Salisbury was about 45 years of age.



From Phelps Citizen 1 July 1926

John B. Salisbury
died suddenly on Monday afternoon at his home near Melvin Hill, south of this village, at the age of 56 years. His death was attributed by Health Officer Dr. J. H. Haslett, who was called, to heart disease. Although he had been ailing for several months, he was quite himself of late and was in this village during the morning of the day on which he was stricken. Mr. Salisbury was born at Melvin Hill on April 23, 1869, second son of John Jay and Lucinda Burnett Salisbury, and had lived all his life in that neighborhood. He was a farmer, and had his home a half mile west of Melvin Hill for many years. He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Emma Bakeman of Phelps; two sons, Milburn and Charles J., both of Phelps, one brother, Charles M. Salisbury of Hopewell, and one sister, Mrs. Emogene Utt of Auburn; besides several grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and many cousins. Funeral services will be held at the family home on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, and interment will be made in the Melvin Hill cemetery. The Rev. R. H. Crane will officiate.



From Phelps Citizen 30 September 1920

After a considerable period of ill health, Mrs. Mary Ellen Northam Salisbury, widow of Stanley Salisbury, died at her home in Ontario street on Wednesday night, September 23, at the age of 67 years. Mrs. Salisbury, the daughter of Alfred and Betsey Burnett Northam, was born in Phelps on May 17, 1853, and most of her life was spent in this community. On April 17, 1876, she was married to Stanley Salisbury, who died on June 25, 1895. The surviving members of her family are two daughters, Mrs. Orson A. Hull of St. Paul, Minn., and Miss Mae E. Salisbury of Phelps; one granddaughter, Mildred Hull; one brother, J. A. Northam of Vicksburg, Mich.; and three sisters, Mrs. Charles Toll of Phelps, and Mrs. Sarah B. Ridley and Mrs. Anna Wilson of Geneva. The funeral services were held at the home of her daughter on Sunday afternoon, the Rev. F. C. Martin of Palmyra officiating, and interment was in the family plot in Rest Haven cemetery. The bearers were six nephews of the deceased.



From Geneva Gazette 6 April 1894


Mrs. Paulina Salisbury of Phelps has been judicially pronounced incompetent to manage her business affairs, and a committee appointed to take charge of her person and property.  So says the Phelps Citizen.

P. S.  The afflicted woman has been relieved of mental and physical suffering.  She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John E. Hall, at Avon on the 1st inst.  Her age was 81 years.  Interment at Phelps.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 September 1909

Phelps, N. Y. - Wallace Salisbury,
a highly respected citizen of the Town of Phelps, died at 1 o'clock yesterday morning at the home of his brother, Charles Salisbury, at Rochester. The deceased had been in failing health for several months, a cancer of the stomach causing his death. Mr. Salisbury was born in the Town of Phelps at Melvin Hill and had always lived in this vicinity. He was a successful farmer, and prominent in masonic circles, being a member of Sincerity Lodge, F. & A. M. of this place. He was also a member of Phelps Tent, K. O. T. M. Mr. Salisbury was 50 years of age. He leaves a widow and one son, Elmer Salisbury of Clifton Springs; two brothers, John Salisbury of this place and Charles Salisbury of Rochester; and one sister, Mrs. Helen Utz of Auburn. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at the home of his brother, John, and will be conducted by Sincerity Lodge, F. & A. M.



From Geneva Daily Times 6 November 1924

Phelps, N. Y. -  William Salisbury,
85 years old, died Wednesday at his home in Banta street, after a long period of failing health. Mr. Salisbury was born in the town of Phelps on January 16th, 1839, and had always lived in this community. He retired from farming about twenty years ago. Surviving relatives are four sons, Dr. William H. Salisbury of Clifton Springs; Edward S. Salisbury of Seneca Falls; and George W. and Albert Salisbury of Phelps; and two daughters, Mrs. Rowland Clifford of Newark and Miss Ida Salisbury of Phelps. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the house, Rev. C. H. Winkworth, pastor of the Phelps Methodist Episcopal church, officiating. Interment will be in Rest Haven cemetery, this village.



From Victor Herald 7 June 1901

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
Saturday morning, occurred the death of Mrs. Adaline W. Salmon, widow of the late F. A. Salmon, at the age of 71 years. She was born here in this town and lived here all her lifetime. She leaves a nephew, Sidney Willey, of Rochester, and two nieces at Washington, D. C., an two at Chicago, Ill. Her funeral was held from her late residence Monday afternoon, Rev. H. B. Mason officiating.



From Victor Herald 19 May 1899

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - F. A. Salmon,
a well-known life resident of the town, died last Thursday, May 11, at the age of 68 years. He was for many years, nearly ever since the railroad has been built, in the employ of the company owning it and for some years their agent here. Since he left the railroad business he was the postmaster at the Station during Cleveland's last administration. He filled the places to the utmost satisfaction of the public. His wife survives him. There are no near relatives here. The funeral services were held at his late home Saturday afternoon, the Rev. B. F. Hitchcock officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 7 December 1888

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - On Wednesday, November 27th, occurred the death of Stephen Salmon, aged 94 years and 6 months. He was a veteran of the war of 1812 and became a resident of the town in 1819. For a number of years he was employed by the Elmira, Canandaigua and Niagara Falls railroad as station agent, and was succeeded by his son, F. A. W. Salmon, when the road changed hands. He was the oldest resident in town and had the respect of all who knew him. His memory will be cherished by a large circle of friends.



From Naples Record 22 February 1939

Samuel Salone,
38, night man at Louis Del Papa's garage, in Hamilton street, Geneva, was found dead in the garage office at about 9:30 o'clock last evening. There was a bullet hole in his right temple, and there was evidence of a struggle about the place.



From Victor Herald 21 March 1902

Edward J. Salter,
a popular and highly respected citizen of this village, died at his home on East Main street, Monday morning, at the age of 53 years. Mr. Salter had lived in this vicinity practically all of his life and, up to about twelve years ago, had been engaged in farming. He then entered the railway mail service. He was one of those men who put their entire strength and ability into the work which they have to do and it was not long before he was recognized as one of the best men in the service. Promotion came and with it increased work and responsibility which, coupled with the exposure incident to the recent snow blockades, caused his breaking down about two weeks ago. Mr. Salter is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. A. Ray Cornford; one sister, Mrs. William Toomey of Victor; an aged father, who resides near Ionia. The funeral services were held on Wednesday, the Rev. Lorren Stiles officiating. Interment in Boughton Hill Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 30 June 1899

Canadice, N. Y. - Mrs. Hugh Salter
died on June 21 from cancer. Funeral services were held from her late home last Saturday, Rev. Bristol of Wayland conducting the same. A husband and two sons, Austin of Springwater and Frank of Pittsfield, Ohio, mourn the loss of a devoted wife and mother.



From Ontario County Journal 5 April 1907

Canadice, N. Y. -
After a battle of several weeks with disease and the weaknesses of old age, Hugh S. Salter, one of the esteemed citizens and prominent farmers of this town, died on Friday night. In his life of nearly 80 years, his health had been good and it was thought at first that he could ward off the blow. But, little by little, he lost ground and finally succumbed to the foe who conquers all. A kind neighbor and upright man has fallen, leaving two sons, Austin of Wayland, and Frank M. of this place. Rev. George Richmire officiated at the funeral service on Monday at the home, and the remains were laid in Evergreen cemetery at Springwater.



From Victor Herald 1 January 1904

James Salter
died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Toomey, in this town, December 26, aged 83 years. Mr. Salter was born in England. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. William Toomey of Victor and Mrs. Thompson of Ionia.



From Ontario County Journal 3 June 1904

Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Jacob Sanders
died at his home on West Hill on Wednesday afternoon at the advanced age of 82 years, He had been wasting away for a long time and death was not unexpected. Deceased was a native of New Jersey, coming to the Academy tract in early manhood. For 25 years he had resided on the farm where he died. Mr. Sanders' long life was a thrifty one, spent in constant toll. He was a quiet, peaceable citizen, respected by all who knew him. A widow and seven children survive, all residents of this vicinity. His sons are Peter, Jacob, Edson, Daniel and his daughters, Mrs. B. M. Hicks, Mrs. Harrison Tuttle and Mrs. E. A. Alford.



From Ontario County Journal 8 June 1894

Died, at Reed's Corners, N. Y., on May 25, James Sanders, in the 90th year of his age. Mr. Sanders was born in England in 1804, on July 4. He was married and had six children, two sons and four daughters. After his wife's death, he removed with his children to this country in the year 1852. In 1854 he was married to Miss Julia Baldwin, who survives him. One son and one daughter by the first marriage, who are residents of Michigan, are his only living children. Mr. Sanders was a relative of the author of Sanders series of school readers, was of a very cheerful disposition, and had many friends. He passed peacefully away, having been confined to his bed but two days. The widow and relatives wish to express through the medium their thanks to friends and neighbors who came to their assistance in their recent affliction.



From Ontario County Journal 31 January 1902

John F. Sanders
died at his home in Ellis Place on Saturday morning, after a seven-weeks illness from quick consumption, aged 63 years, 3 months. Deceased was born in Germany. He came to this country 30 years ago and for 26 years had been engaged in the tailoring business in this village. There survive him, his wife, and six children, Mrs. T. E. Jaxon of Alliance, O.; Mrs. A. C. Gilzow of Vine Valley; Henry F. Sanders of Alleghany, Pa.; Charles Sanders, of Chicago; and Misses Mamie and Annie Sanders of this village. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, Rev. Dr. J. Wallace Webb of the Methodist Episcopal church, officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 7 December 1900

Peter G. Sanders
died at his home a few miles west of Canandaigua on the north road to Bloomfield, on Monday, aged 42 years. The cause of death was typhoid fever. He leaves a wife and two children. The funeral was held from the home yesterday morning, Rev. Dr. J. Wallace Webb officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 1 June 1894

Reed's Corners, N. Y. -
The death of one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of this place, William Sanders, occurred at 9 p.m. on Friday last. He had been confined to his bed but two days. His death was a shock to his many friends, although he had reached the remarkable age of 90 years. The funeral was held from the Baptist church on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Rose officiating. The choir furnished some very appropriate music, selected from their new funeral anthem books, presented to them by Mrs. John Underhill. The interment was at Gorham cemetery. The bereaved wife has the sympathy of the entire community.



From Ontario County Times 16 July 1873

South Bristol, N. Y. -
Departed this life on Monday night, June 30, Mrs. Abigail Sanford, aged 69 years. Mrs. S. was a member of the family of John R. Martin, formerly of Dutchess county, N. Y., but more recently a resident of Academy tract, Canandaigua, where he died some years since. There were originally eleven children in this family. Some nine or ten years since two sisters visited their friends here from Michigan, when the ten surviving brothers and sisters (five of each) met at Canandaigua and had their photographs taken in a group. A good hearty looking family they certainly were. Since then the "death angel" has made a sad blank in their number, Mrs. S. being the fourth one of them who has died.



From Geneva Daily Times 24 April 1907

Phelps, N. Y. -
The remains of Abraham Sanford, a former Phelps man who died in New York, were brought here for burial Tuesday morning. He was 54 years of age and while in Phelps he conducted a drug store. Eighteen years ago he moved to New York and there conducted a similar business. He leaves a widow, one son, Ross, and one daughter, Marjorie. Mr. Sanford was a member of Sincerity Lodge, F. & A. M., of Phelps. The burial will be according to the ritual of the Masonic order.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 19 February 1917

Canandaigua, N. Y. -  Charles Edmund Sanford
died in the Canandaigua Hospital last night following an illness of about three weeks as the result of a fall sustained at the home of his daughter at Cheshire on January 29th, when he broke his hip. Mr. Sanford was born in Ontario county September, 1836, and had been a resident of this country for many years past, living near Cheshire on a small place owned by him. He had the distinction of being the first man in Ontario county to volunteer in the Civil war serving in Company D, 33d New York Volunteer Infantry. His wife died in 1908. He leaves six sons, William and Frank Sanford, of St. Paul, Minn.; Albert Sanford of Geneva; C. Edmund Sanford of Penn Yan; Clarence of Cheshire; and John Sanford of Canandaigua; and one daughter, Mrs. Eugene Johnson of Cheshire. Interment will be made in Pine Bank Cemetery, Cheshire, and the funeral will be held in Cheshire.



From Naples Record 6 May 1891

At the Canandaigua Hospital, February 18, 1917, Charles H. Sanford of Cheshire, aged 80 years. Death resulted from injuries sustained in a fall a few weeks ago. Mr. Sanford was a veteran of the Civil War and claimed to have been the first Ontario county resident to respond to the call for volunteers. He leaves six sons and a daughter, Albert L. Sanford, of Geneva, Frank and William Sanford of St. Paul, Minn., John and Clarence Sanford and Mrs. Eugene Johnson of Canandaigua, and Charles A. Sanford of Penn Yan; also a brother, Herbert Sanford of Camden, N. Y.



From Ontario County Journal 2 July 1897

Academy, N. Y. - Edwin L. Sanford,
only son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira P. Sanford, died on Friday evening, aged 35 years and 9 months. He had been subject to epileptic fits for a number of years. His parents, wife and one son mourn his loss. The funeral was held in Cheshire on Sunday, Rev. Carpenter of Bristol Center, officiating.



From Geneva Daily Times 23 January 1911

Phelps, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Jennie C. Sanford, occurred Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. A. Warner on West Main street. Mrs. Sanford, who was 56 years of age, had been an invalid for a number of years although her condition was not considered as critical until three weeks ago. The deceased came to this country from Holland, her birthplace, 52 years ago. She had been a resident of Phelps about a year, and had previously lived at East Rochester and Marion, N. Y. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Warner, she leaves three brothers, Jacob Johnson of Bellingham, Wash.; Peter Johnson of Battle Creek, Mich.; and William Johnson of Marion, N. Y.; and one sister, Mrs. Charles Fish of Buffalo. The funeral services will be held at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Warner residence and will be conducted by Rev. R. W. Shaw, pastor of the Phelps Baptist church. Burial will be at Marion, N. Y.



From Geneva Daily Times 11 January 1915

Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Jerusha Sanford
died at 1 o'clock Saturday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Allison Fisher, four miles west of this village, aged 79 years. She was born on the farm now owned by Vivian Spry, on the east shore of Canandaigua lake, one of eight children of John H. and Nancy Kinsman Francisco. When about 20 years old she married Phillip Sanford besides whom she leaves two children, John Sanford and Mrs. Allison Fisher, both of Rushville; and a sister, Mrs. Edward Muckle of Avoca. The funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Allison Fisher, Rev. J. J. Edwards officiating. Interment will be made in Rushville Cemetery.



From Shortsville Enterprise 17 November 1943

Robert Williams, Frederick Chrysler and Robert O'Brien, all of Shortsville, found more than they were looking for while hunting Sunday morning. About 10:45 o'clock they neared what is known as Turner's bridge over the Canandaigua Outlet, just south of Littleville, and discovered the lifeless body of a hunter, with his shotgun beside him. The trio summoned help and then learned from the Sheriff's office at Canandaigua, that the dead man was John Sanford, 64-year-old resided Clark street, that city. Sanford had gone hunting about 8 o'clock Saturday morning, and had not returned at nightfall and the Sheriff's office was informed of his absence. Deputies spent almost the entire night hunting for him. Sanford's body was lying partially submerged in shallow water, and Coroner Leon A. Stetson of Canandaigua, who viewed the remains, has issued a verdict of death from natural causes giving the opinion that a heart attack had been responsible. The remains were ordered removed to an undertaking parlors in Canandaigua.

Near the body was Mr. Sanford's hunting dog, a small beagle hound, which had stood vigil since its master had fallen. An attempt was made to catch the dog, but it ran away and  returned home later. A dead duck was also found, which the deceased had shot just before his death and was in the act of carrying it from the waters. Mr. Sanford was a native of Cheshire and for the past 40 years had been employed by the Rochester Telephone Corporation, first as a lineman and lately as janitor at the Canandaigua exchange. The survivors are two sons, Merlin S. and Powell Sanford of Canandaigua; a daughter, Miss Elizabeth Sanford, also of Canandaigua; one sister, Mrs. Mary Jane Butler of Canandaigua town, and three brothers, Frank of Rochester, Edward of Penn Yan and Albert Sanford of Geneva; also four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held this Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, from his late home, conducted by the Rev. George E. Finlay, former pastor of the Canandaigua Baptist Church. The remains will be taken to Cheshire for interment in Pine Bank Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 24 August 1909

Phelps, N. Y. - Julia M. Sanford,
age 63 years, died at 11 o'clock Sunday night at the Memorial Hospital at Canandaigua, where she had been since last May, ill with Bright's disease. Mrs. Sanford was born at Great Barrington, Mass., and lived there until the death of her husband, B. F. Sanford, when she removed to Buffalo. She had lived at Phelps and Clifton Springs with relatives about two years prior to her death. Surviving relatives are one son, Robert Sanford of Chicago and one brother, Frank Sanford of Phelps. The funeral will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sanford on Walnut street tomorrow afternoon, Rev. W. H. York of the Methodist Episcopal church officiating. Thursday morning the remains will be taken to Lancaster for burial.



From Ontario County Journal 30 November 1906

Cheshire, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Lavonia Warfield, wife of Charles Sanford, occurred at the family home, east of this place, on Monday morning, after a lingering illness from asthma and a complication of diseases, at the age of 52 years. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Eugene Johnson of this place; and six sons, Edmond of Penn Yan, Albert of Geneva, Frank of Orleans, and Clarence, John and William, all of this place. The funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. J. S. Ebersole, of Canandaigua, officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 27 January 1888

Cheshire, N. Y. - One of our oldest citizens, Mrs. Mary Sanford, died last Saturday from cancer. Funeral services were held at the house and the remains were buried in the Cheshire Cemetery. She leaves an only son to mourn her loss.



From Ontario County Journal 8 October 1909

Cheshire, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Mary Jean Percy Sanford, wife of Eugene Sanford, occurred on Sept. 29, at her home just north of this place, after a long and painful illness. Mrs. Sanford was born at Smith Falls, Can., Jan. 8, 1859, and came to this place with her parents in 1887 and had resided here since. She was a zealous worker in the church and Sunday school and all other good works. She leaves, besides her husband, one daughter, Eleanor, and two sons, Merton of Rochester and Master Ernest; three brothers, Andrew and Thomas Percy of Smith Falls, Can., and Hume Percy of City of Mexico, and one sister, Mrs. D. Taylor of Kansas City, Mo. Funeral services were held from the church on Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. S. Ebersole. Burial in Pine Bank cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 7 January 1898

Phelps, N. Y. - Sophia Sanford,
a venerable resident of this village, who had been blind and nearly helpless for a long time, passed away on Tuesday afternoon in the 90th year of her age. The deceased was the wife of the late Rev. Hiram Sanford, a former Methodist minister, who died many years since. One daughter, Ellen Sanford, survives. The funeral services were held from the residence yesterday at 2 o'clock, Rev. S. F. Beardsley officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 30 March 1900

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Susan Sanford,
who resided with her son, Frank Sanford, on Walnut street, and who had been in feeble health for some time, died last Sunday, aged 74 years. Her death was due to advanced age. The deceased had been with her son for only a year, her home being at Grimesville, where the remains were taken yesterday, the funeral services having been held at the residence of her son Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock.



From Ontario County Journal 5 April 1918

Vernon Sanford,
of Clifton Springs, died on Saturday from injuries received when a motorcycle which he was driving crashed into a wagon, two miles north of Canandaigua on the Rochester road, the evening previous. Paul Neally, of Manchester, who was riding with Sanford, was rendered unconscious, but was soon able to summon help. Sanford was born at Marion 22 years ago. He leaves a wife and one child of Clifton Springs; his parents and one brother, of Marion. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Clifton Springs on Tuesday. Interment was in Clifton Springs.



From Ontario County Journal 9 March 1888

Academy, N. Y. - William K. Sanford,
who was buried here on the 2nd inst., was 73 years old, was the son of the Rev. Phillip Sanford, who was one of the pioneers of Academy. He was one of eleven children who grew up to manhood. Five sisters and four brothers survive him. The aggregate age of the family at the time of his death was about 680 years. The Rev. Geo. R. Searles officiated at the funeral and furnished new proof of his eminent fitness for such service.



From Ontario County Journal 20 March 1896

Robert R. Sanger,
who has recently resided with his daughter, Mrs. Fred Crandall, on Chapin street, was seized with an attack of paralysis while at the dinner table yesterday noon; although Dr. Ira Hawley was summoned and speedily reached the house, Mr. Sanger soon expired. Deceased was a long-time resident of Clifton Springs and held positions of public trust there. He was in his 74th year. Survivors are one son, Allen Sanger of Cleveland; Mrs. B. C. Odell of New York city, and Mrs. F. D. Crandall of Canandaigua.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 September 1904

Phelps, N. Y. - Alfred W. Sansbury,
84 years old, died yesterday morning at the home of his nephew, William A. Oaks, at Oaks Corners. Mr. Sansbury was born at Princeton, N. J., but for the past eight years has lived at Oaks Corners. His death was due to advanced age. He is survived by one son, Albert Sansbury, of New York; and a daughter, Mrs. M. A. Mills, of Poughkeepsie. Funeral services will be held at the house this afternoon and Wednesday the body will be taken to Palmyra for burial.



From Ontario County Journal 13 June 1913

The death of George Santangelo, a native of Italy, occurred at East Bloomfield, on Sunday, aged 54 years. He had been a resident of Canandaigua a number of years. He is survived by his wife and 8 children. Interment was at Calvary cemetery.



From Lima Recorder 14 January 1926

James S. McDonald of Dalton road, who is spending the winter in Rochester, is bereaved in the death of his sister, Mrs. Anna Santry, wife of Arthur Santry, of Holcomb. She died Saturday at the hospital in Canandaigua, after an illness following an operation. She leaves her husband; five daughters, two sons, two brothers and three sisters. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning from St. Bridget's church, East Bloomfield. Interment was made in St. Bridget's cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 31 July 1914

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
The funeral of Mrs. Dennis Santry was held from St. Bridget's church on Wednesday, conducted by Rev. P. A. Neville, and interment was made in the Catholic cemetery. Mrs. Santry died at her home southwest of here on July 26, at the age of 67 years. She is survived by her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Timothy Brennan of East Bloomfield, Mrs. George Duffy of Syracuse, Mrs. William Cary of Southold, L. I., and Mrs. William Condon of Victor; two sons, Arthur and Edward Santry of this town; and 12 grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. P. O'Leary of Ionia and Mrs. Mary Tobin of East Bloomfield.



From Geneva Daily Times 22 May 1905

Seneca Castle, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. G. W. Sargent was held from her late residence yesterday afternoon at 2:30. Rev. Howard Cornell officiated. Burial was in Whitney cemetery.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 5 June 1872

Died at Centrefield, on the 27th May, ult., of paralysis, Mrs. Dacy Saunders, relict of the late Hervey Saunders, Esq., aged 86 years.



From Victor Herald 2 August 1901

James Saunders,
an almost lifelong residence of this town, met death suddenly on Tuesday evening. Shortly after noon, Mr. Saunders left his home in East Victor to drive to Railroad Mills. He had not been feeling well for several days. Before reaching his destination, he turned around and started home doubtless then having been seized with the fatal attack. A few moments before six o'clock, he was seen driving towards home on the Pittsford road, by a farmer by the name of Frederick Schrader. At a spring beside the road, near where Schrader was working, Mr. Saunders stopped and watered his horse and inquired the location of the Taft residence. Mr. Taft is a nephew of Mr. Saunders, and doubtless the latter intended visiting him.  After the conversation with Mr. Schrader, Mr. Saunders got into his buggy and drove on. He had gone but a short distance when Schrader noticed him in an apparent choking or coughing spell, and, suddenly throwing his hands above his head, he toppled out of his seat, striking the ground on his head and shoulders. Schrader ran to the spot at once, but saw at a glance that the man was dead. A telegram was sent to Coroner O. J. Hallenbeck, of Canandaigua, who arrived on the 8:02 train and proceeded to the spot where he viewed the remains. An examination showed that his neck was broken by the fall, as he was a large, heavy man, but the coroner decided that the cause of death was an attack of heart trouble, to which Mr. Saunders had been subject for some years. The remains were carried to his home in East Victor later in the evening. He was 65 years of age and is survived by a wife and two children, Mrs. John Harter of this town, and Clarence D. Saunders of Despatch. The funeral was held from his late residence yesterday afternoon, Rev. Frank W. Hill officiating. The interment was made at the Boughton Hill Cemetery.



From Victor Herald 2 June 1905

Mrs. Sarah Saunders,
widow of James Saunders, died at an early hour Saturday morning, May 27th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Harter, at East Victor. Mrs. Saunders had been in poor health for the past three years, suffering from epilepsy. For a few days, she had not been feeling quite as well as usual, but retired in good spirits on Friday night. The family did not think her condition serious. During the night, she called for her medicine and it was administered by her son-in-law. At an early hour in the morning Mr. Harter arose and went downstairs, and upon going to the room of Mrs. Saunders, saw what he supposed to be the bed clothes on the floor, but upon going nearer he discovered that it was the lifeless body of Mrs. Saunders. It was apparent that she had arisen and was suddenly stricken, death being instantaneous. Mrs. Saunders was the daughter of Thomas and Louise Reeves, and was born in Canandaigua. She was 58 years and 9 months old, and had been a resident of this town for forty-seven years. She was a woman of kindly disposition and a good neighbor and friend. She is survived by two children, Mrs. Cora Harter of East Victor, and Clarence Saunders of Despatch; one sister, Mrs. William Saunders of East Victor, and one step-sister, Mrs. James Camp of Walworth. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at the home of John Harter, Rev. Lorren Stiles officiating. Interment was made in Boughton Hill cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle August 1914

Victor, Aug. 25 - William Saunders,
nearly all his life a resident of East Victor, died in his home Monday morning, aged 82 years. He leaves his wife, who was Jane Elizabeth Reeves, one daughter, Mrs. Frank Carpenter, of East Victor; one granddaughter, Mrs. Fred Connelly of Fishers and Thelma Connelly, a great-granddaughter. also of Fishers. Mr. Saunders was the last of a family of five children. He was born in Penfield, coming to East Victor with his parents when 8 years old. Had he lived until the 28th of August, he and his wife would have celebrated their fifty-ninth wedding anniversary. They have spent nearly their whole married life in the house where he died. The funeral will be held from his late home on Wednesday at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. Stiles, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Victor, will officiate, with burial in Boughton Hill.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 August 1904

Rushville, N. Y. - D. A. Savage,
died of apoplexy at his home south of this place Wednesday at the age of sixty-three years. He is survived by a wife, three sons and two daughters. The funeral at which Rev. A. W. Rice officiated was held at his late residence Thursday. Burial at Nettle Valley cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 15 January 1892

Rushville, N. Y. - James S. Savage
died at his home near this village on Thursday evening, Jan. 7. His age was 63 years, 8 months and 24 days. For several days he had been complaining of a tired feeling, with a cold and indigestion. On Thursday he was about some, but had serious pains; still he did not consider himself as needing any special treatment. At three o'clock he gave up and went to bed. He died about 5 o'clock, just before the arrival of the physician, who pronounced the cause of his death to be apoplexy. About eighteen years ago he bought the farm upon which he had since resided, having previously resided in Hornellsville and in the town of Potter. He was a faithful and consistent member of the First Baptist Church of Middlesex. The funeral was held at the residence on Sunday at one o'clock. The deceased leaves a large circle of relatives and friends. Of his immediate family a wife and son survive him.



From Geneva Gazette 15 April 1892

In our last, we announced the seriousness of Mrs. Savage, widow of the late Jesse Savage. The sufferer died the same evening. Her husband in his life time was one of the Wardens of St. Peter's Church, zealous and efficient in all good works in behalf of that then young and feeble parish, now strong and steadily increasing in membership. In her appropriate sphere, Mrs. Savage was alike helpful in church work, so long as spared with health and strength for rendering service in the Master's cause. By her death, the church loses one of its first communicants and a veritable mother in Israel. The nearest of kin are her three sons, Theodore, of Williamsport, Pa., Fred T. of Geneva and Frank of Florida, all of whom were present at the funeral solemnities held last Monday. A brief service was first held at the house and the second in the church she loved so well and wherein she long worshiped, Rev. Dr. Rankine, her pastor, officiating. The bearers were Warden S. S. Graves, four vestrymen, Messrs. D. L. Stacey. J. E. Brown and S. H. Parker, and her neighbor, Mr. E. Harris. The church was filled with sorrowing and sympathizing friends. A sextet choir of young voices with organ accompanied sweetly rendered the familiar hymns, "Rock of Ages" and "Jesus, Savior of My Soul".  The interment was in Washington Street Cemetery by the side of a beloved daughter and husband gone before in the order mentioned. Mrs. Savage was aged 72 years and 10 mos.



From Ontario County Journal 30 September 1910

Allen's Hill, N. Y. - 
After a long illness, the death of John Savage, one of the oldest and most respected residents of this place, occurred last Friday morning at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Jessie Fitch, at West Bloomfield, aged 85 years. He was removed to the home of his granddaughter three years ago, and had been most tenderly cared for since. Deceased was born in Belfast, Ireland, in 1825, and came to New York in 1850. Mr. Savage and wife, with one little daughter, went from New York to Richmond a few years later. He lived on the farm that he bought for 46 years. He possessed a friendly nature and was always an obliging and kind neighbor. Deceased is survived by two daughters, both living in San Francisco, Cal., eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The funeral services were held from the Fitch home on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Hamblin officiating. The interment took place in the cemetery here. His son-in-law, James K. Polk of San Francisco, arrived here on a visit just in time to attend the funeral.



From Ontario County Journal 8 January 1915

After a lingering illness, John Savage passed away at his home in Bristol on New Years Day. He was born on the east shore of Honeoye lake on August 30, 1858. and was a son of Eliza McCune and Bernard Savage. He was united in marriage with Eliza Murray on January 17, 1884. Four children blessed this union: William, whose death occurred two years ago on November 12, Belle (Mrs. Hollis McPherson), Murray and Leone, all of Bristol, who with their mother survive him. He also leaves two brothers, Denver of Orleans, and James of Centerfield; one niece, Mrs. Richard Shekell of Orleans, two nephews, Emory of Clifton Springs and Porter, a lawyer in New York City. The funeral was held from his late home at noon on Monday, Rev. Charles Pusey officiating with interment in Lake View cemetery, Honeoye. Mrs. Hannant and Pier Green, of Honeoye, sang two hymns, accompanied by Miss Pauline Burton. The casket was heaped with beautiful flowers, of which he was a lover. He had been a kind husband and a more devoted father, and was liked by all with whom he associated/ He had been a member of Eagle Lodge, F. & A. M. No. 619, for 32 years. He had known he must go and made all the arrangements for his burial. The family wish to thank their neighbors and friends for their kindness during his illness and at the time of his death.



From Ontario County Times 7 September 1887

Allen's Hill, N. Y. -
Again we are called upon to chronicle the death of an old and much-respected citizen. Mrs. John Savage died at her home in this place Tuesday morning, August 30, after an illness of little more than a week. Mrs. Savage was 64 years of age, had been a resident of this place for a number of years, was well-known and highly respected. She was a kind and affectionate wife and mother, and her sudden death was a severe shock to her family. Her funeral was attended at her late residence on Thursday afternoon. A large number of our citizens were present to pay their respects to an old and much-respected friend. The Rev. Mr. Furman, of Miller's Corners, officiated. The floral offerings were very appropriate and testified the high esteem in which she was held. She leaves to mourn her loss a bereaved husband, a son, two daughters, and a little granddaughter, Jessie, 5 years of age, of whom she has had the constant care and training since the death of her mother, which occurred when Jessie was an infant. Friends deeply sympathize with the surviving members of the family. Her body was tenderly laid in the cold and silent tomb by the side of her two daughters, who had gone before her. "She rests from her labors, and her works do follow her."



From Geneva Gazette 19 December 1890

Mr. William Savage,
an older brother of Henry and of the late Jesse Savage, died at his home on Milton street last Sunday, aged about 80 years.  He was a native of Great Britain, and first emigrated to this country in 1830.  He returned a few years later to England, and subsequently, accompanied by his second wife, came again to America and to Geneva where he has ever since resided.  He was a carpenter by trade -- an industrious, frugal and upright townsman.  A son and daughter survive him, he having been bereaved of his second wife several years ago.



From Ontario County Journal 1 February 1884

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Augustus Sawyer
died at her residence on Broad street on the morning of the 29th inst., of lung difficulty. Was buried at 11 o'clock Thursday; funeral held at the house. Mrs. Sawyer was in her 84th year.



From Ontario County Journal 9 April 1909

Manchester, N. Y. - Mrs. Caroline Sawyer,
widow of the late Norris Sawyer, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Belle Antisdale,  at Palmyra, on Thursday, April 8, aged 85 years. For over 70 years Mrs. Sawyer resided on a farm in the town of Manchester, three miles northwest of the village, and was held in the highest esteem. She is survived by eight children: Mrs. Jordan Snook of Port Gibson; Mrs. Belle Antisdale of Palmyra; Mrs. Arthur Root of Canastota; Mrs. Fred Stewart of Hudson, Mich.; Henry Sawyer of Victor; Charles and J. Norris Sawyer of this township; and Fred Sawyer of Chicago, Ill.; also a brother, Robert Johnson of Shortsville. The funeral was held in Palmyra on Monday afternoon.



From Ontario County Journal 18 December 1891

Academy, N. Y. - Frank Sawyer,
a very industrious and useful young man of this place, died at his residence on the 13th inst. from the effect of some broken ribs, caused by falling through a trap door in the barn floor while helping a neighbor thresh. He was 27 years old and leaves a wife, one child, a father, mother, brother and sister to mourn his loss.



From Ontario County Journal 5 January 1894

Shortsville, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Hattie Sawyer occurred at her home in this vicinity on Friday, December 27th. The immediate cause of death was rheumatism of the heart. Funeral was held from her late residence on New Year's day, Rev. C. E. Hermans, a former pastor of the deceased, officiating. She leaves a husband and two daughters, and an aged father and mother to mourn her loss, besides a large number of relatives and friends.



From Geneva Daily Times 7 October 1942

Mrs. Lillian M. Sawyer,
aged 73, of 35 Oak Street, died yesterday in Buffalo as a result of a fall down the steps of the Greyhound bus terminal in that city. Mrs. Sawyer was the wife of William A. Sawyer and the mother of Miss Mabel Singshein, both of the Oak street address. The body was brought here last night from Buffalo. Private funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Bennett Funeral Home at 207 Genesee street. Rev. Howard H. Hassinger, rector of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, of which Mrs. Sawyer was a member, will officiate.



From Ontario County Journal 8 October 1915

Cheshire, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah Esther Sawyer,
wife of Watson Sawyer, died on Thursday afternoon at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Alice Yarger, north of this place, where she had been for some time since her serious illness. She was born in this town on July 6, 1838, a daughter of John A. Ketchum and Sarah Groome. She was a teacher for many years and was married in 1861 to Watson Sawyer and had lived in this vicinity ever since. Besides her husband, she leaves one son, John Sawyer, and a granddaughter, Mrs. Alice Yarger; and three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jeremiah and Jesse; and one sister, Mrs. Sanford, all of Bristol. Funeral services were held this afternoon, conducted by Rev. William Searles, with burial in Pine Bank cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 8 March 1918

Cheshire, N. Y. - Watson Sawyer,
who suffered a shock on Saturday morning, passed away on Wednesday morning at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Lloyd Yarger. Mr. Sawyer was 78 years old, and leaves a son, John Sawyer; a granddaughter, Mrs. Yarger, and three great-granddaughters; a half-brother, Charles Sawyer of Canandaigua. Services will be held at Cheshire church this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Searles conducting services, with interment at Pine Bank Cemetery.



From Ontario County Times 29 January 1890

Farmington, N. Y. -  Mrs. William Sawyer,
living in the northeastern part of this town, died last Monday. She had been in poor health for some time.



From Ontario County Journal 22 October 1915

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
The death of Mrs. Allen Saxby occurred on Tuesday at Canandaigua. Deceased was 47 years old. She is survived by her husband, Allen Saxby, of this town; and one son, Walter Saxby. She is also survived by her father, William Green; one brother, Edward C. Green; and one sister, Mrs. Abel Bennett, of Ionia. The funeral will be held from the home in this village this afternoon at 2 o'clock.



From Victor Herald 17 August 1895

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Anna, wife of Allan Saxby, died last Friday noon after a long illness at the age of 29 years. The funeral was held from the Congregational church Sunday afternoon, the Rev. Calhoun of Canandaigua officiating, he occupying the pulpit of the church in the absence of the pastor.



From Ontario County Journal 6 December 1895

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Elizabeth,
the wife of John Saxby, aged 30 years and 7 months, died at her home on Thursday, the 28th ult. The funeral services were held at St. Bridget's church on Saturday, at 10 o'clock a.m., Rev. Father Donnelly of Victor officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 20 February 1891

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Ella M. Saxby,
wife of George Saxby, Jr., died Wednesday, Feb. 11th, of consumption, aged 27 years. Funeral services were held at the family residence Friday at 2 p.m, Rev. P. M. Harman officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 30 September 1904

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  George Saxby,
aged 84 years, died on Monday morning at his home in this place. Mr. Saxby was born in England, but had been a successful and well-known farmer and hop grower of this place for over 50 years. Mr. Saxby leaves four sons, George, James, Allen and Spencer; also two daughters, Mrs. William Edwards and Mrs. George Edwards, all of this place. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon.



From Victor Herald 1 January 1904

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
The body of John Saxby was found beside the New York Central railroad tracks, about one and one-half miles west of Holcomb, this morning by Harley Dibble, who was on his way from Ionia to his work here. It is supposed that he was struck by one of the night freight trains. The only visible injuries are a few bruises on the head. Coroner Warner of Canandaigua has been notified. The deceased is survived by a wife and several small children.

From Victor Herald 8 January 1904

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
The funeral of John Saxby, whose body was found beside the New York Central tracks last Wednesday morning, took place on Saturday, the Rev. W. D. Robinson officiating. Interment was at the East Bloomfield cemetery. A wife, two children, four brothers and two sisters survive to mourn his untimely end.



From Ontario County Journal 5 May 1911

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Mrs. Matilda Murrell Saxby
died at her home, three-quarters of a mile north of this village, on Tuesday afternoon at the age of 55 years. She was the daughter of George and Matilda Jaycox Murrell and most of her life had been spent in this town. Mrs. Saxby had been ill for a number of years and had been a great sufferer. She is survived by her husband, one son, James, and a daughter, Miss Carrie Saxby, of this town; two sistes, Mrs. Frank Norton of Chicago and Mrs. William Eddy of this town; and three brothers, Charles and William of Rochester, and Michael of West Bloomfield.



From Victor Herald 26 October 1895

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Wednesday morning occurred the death of Nancy, wife of George Saxby, at the age of nearly 71 years. Death resulted from paralytic shocks. She leaves besides her husband, six sons and two daughters, all residents of the town. She was much thought of by all who knew her, a good kind neighbor, and good mother, and will be much missed in her circle. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. L. M. Stimpson, officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 29 June 1900

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Thomas Saxby
choked to death while eating his dinner at his home on Tuesday noon. Mr. Saxby, his wife and son, William, and George Thompson, were seated at the table. Mr. Saxby had taken but one mouthful of his dinner when he choked on a piece of meat. The others knew nothing of the accident, as he could not speak, until he arose from the table. All efforts were made by those present to relieve him, but failed, and he expired in a few minutes. Mr. Saxby was born in this town Nov. 20, 1849, and his life had been spent here. Besides a wife and son, he leaves a father, George Saxby, the well-known hop grower; five brothers, James, John, George, Allen and Spencer; and two sisters, Mrs. George Edwards and Mrs. William Edwards. The funeral services were held from the home on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.



From Ontario County Journal 8 August 1913

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
The funeral of Mrs. William Saxby was held from the Methodist church on Monday morning, and was conducted by Rev. G. S. Spencer, assisted by Rev. W. D. Robinson. Interment was made in the village cemetery. Mrs. Saxby's death occurred at her home in the northwestern part of the town on Friday, Aug. 1, after a three-weeks illness from typhoid fever. The deceased was 28 years of age, and is survived by her husband, her mother, Mrs. Emily Smith; and two little daughters, the youngest but six months old, all of this town. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Alice Clark of Rochester.



From Ontario Republican Times 1 May 1856

Died in this village, on the 26th April, Charles H. Saxton, son of Stephen Saxton, in the 29th year of his age. Mr. Saxton was a young man of exemplary habits and much esteemed and respected by his numerous friends and associates. His funeral took place on Tuesday, and was attended by the members of the Fire department to which he belonged, and likewise by his brethren of the Masonic fraternity. We understand he leaves a wife and two children to mourn his untimely loss.



From Ontario County Journal 11 August 1911

At about noon on Saturday, death came as a welcome release to Mrs. Effie DeGroff Saxton, wife of Thomas P. Saxton, at her home on Main street south. Mrs. Saxton had for weeks been a patient sufferer from a complication of diseases. Her death casts a gloom in the family and neighborhood, where her splendid qualities of mind and heart had made her greatly beloved. The affection in which she was held was manifested in the profusion of floral offerings by which friends sought to show in some measure their love. There survive her husband, one son, William, two daughters, Misses Lodie and and Dorothy, residing at home; and one brother, John DeGroff of Honeoye. Funeral services were held on Monday morning at St. Mary's church, and burial was in Calvary cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 25 November 1892

Died at Allen's Hill, after a brief illness of apoplexy, John Sayer, aged 78 years. The subject of this sketch was born in Romulus, Seneca Co., March 18, 1814, here he spent his early days at the home of his grandfather, John Sayre, Sr. Leaving his early home in Romulus, he for several years engaged in business in Penn Yan, at the same time taking up the study of law in which last he became well versed. From Penn Yan he went to Rushville, where in the year 1840 he married Sarah Peabody, who died in 1859 leaving seven children, three sons of whom were in the army.



From Ontario County Journal 7 April 1899

On Easter Sunday afternoon, at 5 o'clock, at the home of her aunt, Mrs. James McKechnie, occurred the death of Mrs. Mary Emily Sayer. A daughter, Mrs. R. W. Bull of Hazzard, Pa.; a son, Louis Sayer of this village; and a sister, Mrs. James H. Watson of St. Paul, survive. The funeral services were attended on Wednesday morning, Rev. C. J. Clausen officiating. The interment was at Woodlawn.



From Geneva Gazette 2 December 1881

Prostrated by Paralysis -
Last Saturday, Mr. Cooper Sayre of Phelps was suddenly prostrated on Exchange st. in our village by paralysis. He was picked up and carried into the store of Savage & Sons, and Dr. Covert summoned. For better facilities of treatment, Dr. C. took the patient to his (the Dr.'s) home on Main St. Not succeeding in readily restoring action to the sufferer, the latter was then conveyed to his own home in Phelps. At last accounts he had not recovered consciousness, nor the power of speech, nor of movement of right side and limbs. His condition is exceedingly critical. Few men would be more greatly missed and loss deplored in his town than Mr. Sayre, and earnest prayers will be offered for his recovery. He had been to us for twenty-five years an estimable patron, friend and  adviser. May it be our province to chronicle his recovery rather than his obituary.

The above was written last Tuesday. A postal from his son, W. K. Sayre, received Wednesday morning, contained the sad announcement of Mr. Sayre's death, which occurred the evening previous at 11 o'clock.

Cooper Sayre was born in Rensselaerville, Albany county, in 1805 and moved into the town of Phelps in 1839, settling upon a farm of 170 acres whereon he resided until the hour of death. He was married in 1834 to Miss Julia Kirtland, of Durham, Green county, who now survives her husband after a period of 47 years of congenial married life. The children who are thus bereaved are Francis M., wife of Agustus McLeon, living east of this village, and Miss Hattie A., who lived with her parents on the homestead. There was one other daughter, Eliza, whose death occurred six years ago.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 December 1934

Aloquin, Dec. 8 - Robert Sayre
of the Gorham road died at 10 o'clock Friday morning after a long illness. He leaves his wife and mother, who live at Aloquin and a son who lives in Geneva.



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