"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
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
of Canandaigua, died at her home on Arsenal Hill, Saturday afternoon,
82 years. She had been in feeble health for a long time, and a short
since she suffered a stroke of paralysis, which finally caused her
Mrs. Sackett was a daughter of the late Charles Cassort, and married
A. Sackett in June, 1848. Mr. Sackett died a year ago. She was a woman
known and beloved by all who knew her. She is survived by a son,
C. Sackett, who is at present deputy internal revenue collector for
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
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
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,
F. H. Gates of Macedon, conducting the services. The burial was at
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
aged 87 years. She has been confined to the house over a
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
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
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
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
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,
of deceased took place yesterday at
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
made in Rushville Cemetery.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
From Ontario County Journal 15 January 1892
Rushville, N. Y. - James S. Savage died at his home near this
on Thursday evening, Jan. 7. His age was 63 years, 8 months and 24
For several days he had been complaining of a tired feeling, with a
and indigestion. On Thursday he was about some, but had serious pains;
he did not consider himself as needing any special treatment. At three
he gave up and went to bed. He died about 5 o'clock, just before the
of the physician, who pronounced the cause of his death to be apoplexy.
eighteen years ago he bought the farm upon which he had since resided,
previously resided in Hornellsville and in the town of Potter. He was a
and consistent member of the First Baptist Church of Middlesex. The
was held at the residence on Sunday at one o'clock. The deceased leaves
large circle of relatives and friends. Of his immediate family a wife
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
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
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
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
of this place, died at his residence on the 13th inst. from the effect
some broken ribs, caused by falling through a trap door in the barn
while helping a neighbor thresh. He was 27 years old and leaves a wife,
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
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
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.
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
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
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
will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. L. M. Stimpson,
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
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
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
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
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
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
Exchange st. in our village by
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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