"Se" to "Sha" Obituaries



From Geneva Gazette 4 February 1881

John Seabury
died on Monday last of consumption. He was a very worthy man, and had earned universal good will by faithful military and official services. He first enlisted in the navy and served one year on board the war steamer Wyandotte, receiving an honorable discharge. Coming to Geneva, he re-enlisted and joined the 16th Heavy Artillery, from which he was subsequently transferred to the 1st Mounted Rifles and again transferred to the 3d Provisional Cavalry. He served to the close to the war, and received his second honorable discharge. He returned to Geneva. A genial, good-hearted fellow, every one making his acquaintance became his firm friend. He has been repeatedly elected constable by flattering majorities. The current year he was Inspector of the Board of Health. He was ever ready and faithful in the discharge of duty. Post Swift G. A. R. loses a worthy member by his death. He leaves a large family in indigent circumstances,  who are deserving objects of charity. May the bereaved widow and children of the dead patriot never want for the necessaries of life.



From Ontario Republican Times 24 May 1861

Died in Naples, on Monday evening, May 20th, A. T. Seacord, in the 38th year of his age. The deceased had been for several years one of the leading merchants in Naples, and by close application, good management and manly deportment, had not only accumulated a handsome property which now goes to his bereaved wife and child, but had also gained a place in the hearts of a large circle of friends that can never be filled. His disease was consumption, and through his protracted and painful illness, his firm reliance on his Maker was not for a moment shaken, and his "dying bed was soft as downy pillows are." He will ever live in the memory of a large circle of mourning friends, and the Church and the community at large have lost a worthy and exemplary brother and useful citizen.



From Geneva Daily Times 19 February 1908

Phelps, N. Y. -
The remains of Edwin Seager, a former residence of Phelps, were brought here for burial Monday. Mr. Seager died at the home of his son, George Seager, at Rochester. He was 86 years of age and leaves three sons, Edwin, George and Charles of Rochester, and one daughter, Mrs. John Gifford, of Phelps.



From Ontario County Journal 19 May 1899

Phelps, N. Y. - Franklin Seager,
one of the most esteemed residents of this town and a prosperous farmer, died at his home about three miles west of the village, of heart trouble, last Monday shortly after midnight, aged 63 years. The deceased was born in Phelps and had always resided here, following the occupation of a farmer. He had been a member of the M. E. church for a long time and had acted as the chorister for a number of years. Of late years, he had identified himself with the Prohibition party and was deeply interested in its success. A wife and three daughters survive; also a brother, Edwin Seager, of Rochester. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon from the residence at 2:30, and interment was made in the Phelps cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 25 October 1910

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Hannah Seager,
a resident of the Town of Phelps for many years, died Monday at the home of Dr. and Mrs. William Salisbury at Clifton Springs. She was seventy years of age. Surviving relatives are two daughters, Mrs. Salisbury of Clifton Springs, and Miss Gertrude Seager of Phelps. The funeral will be held at two thirty o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the former home of the deceased west of Phelps. Rev. William H. York, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church will conduct the services.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 January 1911

Horace Seager,
aged 88 years, 7 months, died last night at 10:15 o'clock after a six months' illness, at his home, No. 71 North street. He is survived by three children, William Seager of New York, Ralph of Geneva, and Mrs. Edward Youmans of Oneida; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren. A short prayer service will be held at the house at 10 o'clock, Rev. A. E. Hall, officiating. The remains will be taken on the 11 o'clock New York Central train to Syracuse and the funeral will take place at 1 o'clock from the chapel at Oakwood Cemetery. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse.



From Geneva Daily Times 2 July 1908

Naples, N. Y. - Frank Seamans
died Monday night at 8 o'clock, aged 55 years. He had been in poor health for four years and for the past fourteen months was confined to his bed. He was born in Middling but had live in Naples a good many years . He was a gentleman of exemplary habits and much respected in the community. He was twice married, first in 1880 to Victoria Such who died a number of years ago. His second wife, who was Miss Manning, survives him.



From Ontario County Journal 14 December 1894

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Lavinia Seamans,
widow of the late Thos. W. Seamans, died at the old homestead on Saturday last, aged 61 years. The disease was consumption. She was born here, the daughter of Otis Fessenden, deceased. Her husband died several years ago. The children she leaves are: Mrs. Ida Holbrook of Rushville, Albert, William and Mary Seamans of this village.



From Ontario County Journal 5 October 1894

Naples, N. Y. -
A sad death occurred here last week. Mrs. Victoria Leech Seamans, wife of Frank A. Seamans, left her home on Monday morning to go to Rochester, to submit to a surgical operation, with but little fear of a serious result. But the operation proved severe. It was made on Wednesday, and Mrs. Seamans did not recover from the effects. She died that night. Her remains were brought home the next day, and impressive funeral services were held on Saturday. Mrs. Seamans was 43 years old, and had lived in Naples nearly all of her life. She was an active Christian worker and very much esteemed.



From Penn Yan Democrat 23 August 1935

Died at Dixon Sanitarium, Geneva, Friday, Aug. 16th, Fred C. Seamans. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Emma Seamans; one daughter, Mrs. James Loman of Geneva; one son, Floyd, of Penn Yan. Funeral was held Sunday afternoon at Geneva, Rev. Leon Swarthout of Manchester Baptist church, officiating. Interment was in Sand Hill Cemetery.



From Ontario County Times 13 December 1876

Victor, N. Y. - Mr. Albert Searl
died at his residence in this place last week. The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church on Sunday afternoon.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 3 November 1869

Mr. Edward Searle, living on Railroad Avenue, in this village, met with a horrible accident, near Millport, last Wednesday, which resulted in his death. He was the head brakeman on Conductor Wilson's train, and when near Millport in some manner slipped and fell between the two cars, the wheels passing over his left shoulder and the left side of the head, crushing the parts in a terrible manner. The brain and fragments of the bones were strewn along the track for some distance; the clothes partly torn from the body. In this mangled condition he was removed from the track and the fragments gathered up and taken to the freight house. His remains were brought to this village that night, and on Friday the funeral was attended at Victor by many friends.



From Clifton Springs Press 17 February 1910

On Sunday morning, at his home in Victor, occurred the death of George Searle, Sr., for many years an engineer on the New York Central Railroad. Mr. Searle was 64 years of age and is survived by his wife and three children.



From Ontario County Journal 2 February 1917

The death of Frank Searles, aged 62 years, occurred at his home on Phelps street, on Saturday afternoon. He leaves a wife and three sons, Captain Rose of the Salvation Army, conducted funeral services at Ahrens & Breen's undertaking rooms on Tuesday. Interment was in West Avenue cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 10 March 1893

Honeoye, N. Y. - Dewitt Clinton Sears,
a lifelong resident of Bristol, with the exception of the last two years, died of pneumonia at his home in Canandaigua on Wednesday, March 1, aged 75 years. Mr. Sears was well and favorably known throughout the county. For years he had been a successful farmer, engaging at one time largely in the hop culture. He leaves many friends in this town who sincerely regret his loss. The latter years of his life were saddened by the untimely death of Alice, his youngest daughter, who, it will be remembered, was suddenly killed by lightning while standing at an open door during a heavy thunder storm. Himself and wife never fully recovered from the blow. Two daughters by his first wife, Mrs. John Shay of Bristol, and Mrs. Will Benedict of Rochester, and two children by the second, Harry C. Sears and Mrs. Charles Knapp, both of Bristol, and his widow, formerly of Richmond, and a sister of John G. Wilson, of this town, survive him. The funeral services were held from his late home in Canandaigua on Saturday, March 4. The interment was in the cemetery on the hill, now called Vincent.



From Lima Recorder 11 September 1941

Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor Sears,
72, mother of Clinton Sears of this place, died Monday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anton Mendl, of Rome, N. Y., after an illness of about one year. She had been a resident of Bristol many years and was a member of White Star lodge, O. E. S., Old Forge. Survivors include the husband, Henry W. Sears, Rome; the daughter and son; four grandchildren; and and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. yesterday in the home of the son, here. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery, Bristol. Mr. and Mrs. Sears had been married fifty-five years and always spent their winters with their son, Clinton, here in Honeoye.



From Livonia Gazette 1 October 1942

The funeral of Henry W. Sears, 81, was held at the home of his son, Clinton, at Honeoye, Sunday, at 2:30. The Rev. Donald Legg, Congregational church pastor, officiated. Burial was in Evergreen cemetery, Bristol. Mr. Sears was born in Bristol, son of the late Clinton and Laura Wilson Sears. He married Elizabeth Taylor, and for many years they resided on the Sears homestead in Bristol valley. Mrs. Sears died a year ago. Mr. Sears was a member of Eagle lodge No. 619, F. & A. M., of Honeoye, and of the Niccolls Memorial Church at Old Forge. Mr. Sears is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Anton Mendl of Rome; one son, Clinton of Honeoye; four grandchildren, Anton and Beatrice Mendl, Alden Sears and Mrs. Morgan Thistle of Rochester; also a niece, Mrs. Alice Eldridge of Old Forge.



From Ontario County Journal 30 April 1897

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
At his late residence, on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, was held the funeral of Simeon B. Sears, who was one of the oldest and most respected citizens of this town. The services at the house were as simple as the Methodist ritual can be made. Passages of scripture were read by Rev. B. F. Hitchcock, followed by a short prayer, which concluded the service. Mr. Sears was born in Sharon, Conn., Sept. 6, 1816, and was one of eight children. Forty-seven years ago this month, he came to Bloomfield and purchased of Geo. Wright the farm upon which he has since resided. He leaves besides a widow, one son and four daughters, Albert R. of East Bloomfield; Mrs. Henry Brown of West Bloomfield; Mrs. Charles Easton of Binghamton; Mrs. George N. Parmele of Canandaigua; and Mrs. Almira Ellis of Canandaigua.



From Ontario County Journal 18 March 1910

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
The death of Vinson G. Sears occurred on Sunday evening after several weeks illness, aged 86 years, 6 months. Mr. Sears was born in Sharon, Conn., and was the son of Dr. John and Almira Gould Sears. He was the last to pass away of a family of eight children. Mr. Sears had spent most of his life in East Bloomfield, where he had a large number of friends and was honored and respected by everyone. He is survived by one daughter, Miss Carrie Sears of this place, and one son, William J. Sears of Creighdon, Neb. The funeral was held from the house on Wednesday morning, Rev. W. D. Robinson officiating.



From Ontario Journal 26 February 1875

Sudden Death - Col. Wm. Seavey
is no more.  Mr. S. was at church Sunday evening looking in his usual robust health. He retired at his usual hour, nine o'clock p.m.  About one o'clock his wife awoke and discovered he was not breathing right. Becoming alarmed, she immediately seized a bell, and going to the door, rung it furiously, in order to alarm the neighbors; but on her return, and before aid came, he was dead.

Col. Seavey came to Victor in the year 1817; has resided in Victor all this time.  He was about 62 years old.  The community loses a prominent and much esteemed citizen.  He has held many prominent positions, and was always a popular and faithful officer.  Those who knew him best, loved him most.  It is our privilege to say he lived an upright life, and died an honest and respected man.  He leaves a wife and one son to mourn the loss of an affectionate husband and kind father.



From Ontario County Chronicle 26 June 1901

Victor, N. Y. - The remains of Lafayette Seavy, of New York City, were brought to this place for burial last Friday. His death occurred in New York on Monday night. Mr. Seavy was formerly a resident of this village and had a large circle of friends and relatives here. He was one of the finest landscape artists in this country and also made a specialty of stage scenery. Victor is indebted to him for the beautiful drop curtain and stage settings in the new Town Hall, they being a gift of Mr. Seavy to his boyhood home. He was about 59 years of age. He leaves a wife and one daughter, Miss Florence Seavy. The funeral took place at St. Paul's Universalist Church at 11 o'clock. Interment was at Boughton Hill Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 17 February 1946

Mrs. Cora Sebring,
76, widow of Cornelius Sebring, formerly of of Lodi, died Saturday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Knight, Main street. Mrs. Sebring was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Lodi. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Knight; one son, Joseph B. Sebring; four grandchildren, Mrs. Paul Gates, Clarmont, N. H., H. H. Charles and Ronald, with the Navy in the Pacific and Harold, Geneva; a sister, Mrs. H. W. Burchfield, Ithaca. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Bennett Funeral Home. Rev. Frederick L. Harper, First Presbyterian Church, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in West Lodi Cemetery.



From Clifton Springs Press 7 September 1939

Mrs. Louise O. Sebring,
66, widow of Minor B. Sebring, died Sunday in the Clifton Springs Sanitarium where she had been for five weeks, after a fall in which she sustained a fracture of the hip. Surviving are a son, Minor B. Sebring, Canandaigua; a daughter, Mrs. Frank J. English of Phelps; and two brothers, Henry C. and Albert F. Bussey, Phelps. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, with Rev. C. L. Rosekrans officiating. Burial was made in Rest Haven cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 May 1908

Isaac Secor,
a well-known and wealthy farmer residing about three miles south of Gorham, was found hanging in his barn at an early hour this morning. Secor had committed suicide and the body, it is believed, was discovered within a short time after he had accomplished his object. The only know reason for the suicide is that Secor's mind was affected. It is said that he has had some trouble in settling his father's estate and that this may have preyed on his mind. The dead man was about 50 years of age. He is survived by his widow and several children. Secor, it is said, owned the farm upon which he lived and had considerable money besides. He was about as usual yesterday and apparently feeling well. He went to bed at his usual hour last night, but this morning about 4 o'clock it was discovered that he had left the house. Members of the family went to the barn and there, hanging from a pole, the body was discovered. It is supposed that Secor got up after 3 o'clock and that he immediately went to the barn, where he secured a rope and fastened it to a pole which extended across the barn. After fixing the rope about his neck, it is thought that he jumped from the side of the haymow and strangled himself. The body was still warm when found but life had been extinct for some time.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 January 1904

Gorham, N. Y. - Mrs. James Secor
died at her home at 11 o'clock last night aged 76 years. Mrs. Secor had a complication of diseases and had been demented for a number of years. She leaves a husband and one son and three daughters. Funeral Saturday at one o'clock from the residence.



From Geneva Daily Times 10 July 1906

Andrew Sedam, aged 74 years, died Sunday of Bright's disease at the City Hospital. The deceased for the past year has been living with his daughter, Mrs. C. A. Bergen, of 16 Sherrill street. The body was taken to Nunda for burial.



From Ontario County Journal 5 February 1904

The remains of Mrs. Rebecca Richardson Seeber, sister of Major C. A. Richardson, were brought here for interment in Woodlawn on Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Seeber died at Phelps on Thursday, after a two days illness from bronchial pneumonia, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Corliss McKenney, with whom she had resided for the past five years. Mrs. Seeber had reached the advanced age of 88 years and for the past seven years had been unable to walk, the result of an injury sustained by a fall. Besides her daughter, she is survived by one son, Charles Seeber, of Bath.



From Geneva Daily Times 7 October 1904

Carrie L.,
wife of James C. Seeley, died at 3:40 o'clock yesterday afternoon at her home in East Geneva, aged thirty-eight. The deceased was taken three weeks ago with typhoid, which with a secondary cause of heart failure caused the death. The deceased had lived in the town of Waterloo all her life and in the house where death occurred for twenty-two years. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Miss Anna L. Seeley, and two brothers, Nathaniel A. and Charles F. Seeley. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon from the house, Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., officiating.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 December 1907

The death of Mrs. Evelyn C. Seeley, widow of the late George H. Seeley, occurred last evening at about 8 o'clock at her residence, No. 199 High street. Mrs. Seeley has been in her usual health until a few days ago, when she was stricken with erysipelas. She has been for many years a communicant of the First Presbyterian church and has a large circle of friends in this city. She leaves one son, William F. Seeley of Boston. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 5 August 1918

The funeral of Ira Seeley, who died Saturday, will be held at the undertaking rooms of Devaney and Fletcher tomorrow afternoon at 3:30. Mr. Seeley is survived by his wife, one sister, Sarah Seeley, and one daughter, Mrs. Hasbrok, of Rochester, The Rev. F. C. Neikirk will officiate. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 17 July 1911

Isaac Lockwood Seely,
a farmer residing a few miles west of this city, on the Castle Road, died this morning at 6 o'clock. The From deceased was born September 25, 1826, at South Onondaga, N. Y. He was of the eighth generation descending from the family of Robert Seeley, who came to this country from England with the Winthrop Colony in 1630 and later was one of the founders of the New Haven Colony. Both his grandfather and great-grandfather were officers in the American Revolution. Isaac Seely attended school at Onondaga Academy, Cazenovia Seminary and Wesley University. He married in 1856 Julia Hastings Dickinson. In 1864 they moved to Geneva and bought the cobble stone house on Washington Street where they lived for two years, then purchased the residence on Castle road where the family is now living. In 1906, Mr. and Mrs. Seely celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. His wife died four years ago in February.

Mr. Seely held offices as deacon and elder in the First Presbyterian church since 1868, still serving at the time of his death. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude S. Smith and Miss Grace Seely, of this city; one son, Herbert D. Seely, of this city; one brother, Henry M. Seely, of Middlebury, Vt.; two sisters, Mrs. M. H. Eddy of Middlebury, Vt., and Mrs. D. H. Hiller, of New York City. The funeral will take place Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the house. Rev. W. W. Weller, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will officiate and interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 1 February 1907

Mrs. Julia Hastings Seely, wife of Isaac L. Seely, passed away last evening two miles west of Geneva. Mrs. Seely was born at Charlemont, Miss., Aug. 10, 1823. She came of an old New England family, Dickinson by name, that settled in Amherst, Mass. It was her grandfather and great uncle who gave the ground for Amherst college. Her family came to Onondaga Valley, N. Y., in 1842. She married on Sept. 3, 1855, and in 1861 Mr. and Mrs. Seely came to Geneva, living for two years in the cobblestone house at the end of Hamilton street on the Pre-emption road and then moved to the home which they have occupied ever since, celebrating their golden wedding there last September. In 1866 she united with the First Presbyterian church, and has always been a loyal and faithful member. Her husband survives her and three children, Mrs. Gertrude Seely Smith, Herbert D. and Miss Grace, all of Geneva. Also three brothers, Edward B. Dickinson of Hatfield, Mass.; Frank N. of Skaneateles, N. Y. and Will H. of Syracuse, N. Y. The funeral will be held at the family residence on Monday at 2:30 p.m. Rev. W. W. Weller will officiate.



From Geneva Gazette 24 July 1885

Three weeks ago tonight, Mr. Geo. Seelye suffered a slight stroke of paralysis, from which he rallied, but on Monday following he received a second shock which completely prostrated him. His great age and general debility were against him, and on Saturday last, July 18, he died, having been unconscious for several days. Mr. Seelye was in the 76th year of his age and had resided in Geneva for nearly a half century. We think that it was in 1833 that Mr. Seelye and his brother, H. H. Seelye, established a dry goods and grocery business on Seneca street, a little way west of the present site of the post-office, where they remained for a few years, when they removed to a larger, more commodious store about where J. W. Smith & Co.'s large dry goods store is today. They transacted a heavy business and made money, the partnership continuing for about twenty-five years, or until the death of H. H. Seelye.

Mr. Seelye was ever prominent in village affairs and took an active part in furthering its interests, and was considered one of the most energetic and reliable business man in Western New York. His wife and three daughters, Mrs. F. W. Prince, Mrs. John P. Vail and Miss Anna F. Seelye, survive him. The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon from his late residence on Genesee street, and were very largely attended. The Revs. F. E. Cannon and Charles Scoon officiated. Out of respect for their old associates in business, all the dry goods store closed at 5 o'clock on the day of the funeral. The remains were interred in the family plot in Washington Street cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 28 October 1904

George Henry Seelye
died at his residence, 241 Washington street, at 7 p.m. last evening. Mr. Seelye was born in Lansingburg, N. Y., September 23, 1833. When quite a young man he came to Geneva to enter the employ of his uncles, H. H. and G. C. Seelye, who were engaged in the drygoods business. After leaving Geneva, he was a prominent drygoods merchant in Canandaigua for a number of years. In 1872 he went to Adrian, Mich., and engaged in the same business for three years. He then returned to Geneva and accepted the position of traveling salesman for H. A. House & Son, of Troy, N. Y. This he continued for several years, when impaired health obliged him to give up active business. In November 1887, he was married to Evelyn Coleman Seelye, who survives him. He leaves also one brother, Charles E. Seelye, of Rochester. The funeral will be held at his late residence Sunday at 3 p.m. Rev. W. W. Weller, assisted by Rev. J. B. Champion, will officiate. Burial will be in Washington street cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 4 June 1920

Mrs. Elizabeth Seibel,
age 78, died at her home on 51 North Main street, this morning at 6:15 o'clock. She is survived by two sons, William and Harry; two daughters, Miss Elizabeth A. Seibel and Miss Minnie Seibel, all of Geneva. The funeral will be held on Monday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. David H. Craver officiating. Interment will be made in Glenwood.



From Geneva Gazette 27 November 1889

Charles L. Selleck,
of Phelps, about 28 years of age, died suddenly Friday morning last.  He went home about 11 o'clock and laid down upon the bed.  About half an hour later his grandmother, Mrs. L. Redfield, went to speak to him, but could not arouse him, and a closer examination disclosed that he was dead.  His death was due to heart failure.  Mr. Selleck was at one time connected with the Phelps Citizen.



From Ontario County Journal 21 December 1894

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Ada J. Semans,
wife of Stephen C. Semans, died of consumption at her home in South Bristol on December 13, aged 43 years. She was the daughter of the late Hiram Moulton of Cohocton, and niece of Mrs. Hinckley of this village. She married some 22 years ago, and had been an exemplary wife and mother. She leaves 10 children, one but a few months old. Her mother and sister from Michigan were with her during her last days. The funeral  was held on Sunday, Rev. Eugene Anthony officiating, and the burial was in Rose Ridge cemetery, this village.



From Ontario County Journal 27 July 1906

Naples, N. Y. -  Mrs. Elizabeth Dantsizen,
widow of Franklin Semans, died on Wednesday at the old farm home, where she had lived for 50 years. Her age was 78 years. Her husband died a year ago, after a life of 60 years with this wife. She was born at Fort Plain, and married in Avoca at the age of 17 years. She had been ill since March. Mr. Semans was a beloved wife, mother, neighbor and friend, a true woman in every sense. Two sons, E. T. Semans of New York, H. E. Semans of Naples; and a daughter, Mrs. G. W. Bell of Rochester, and a granddaughter, Miss Frances Deyo, who who was one of her family, survive her.



From Ontario County Journal 18 April 1913

Honeoye, N. Y. -  William Senett
died at his home last Friday after a long illness, aged 64 years. He was the son of James and Mary McClurg Senett and was born in Richmond October 14, 1849. In October 1872, he married Miss Eliza Bacon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Bacon. They have always made their home in this vicinity. Besides his wife, he leaves three daughters, Mrs. Irving Arnold of Bristol; Mrs. William Ronan and Miss Caroline Senett, both of this place; one sister, Miss Mary Senett of Richmond; two brothers, John Senett of Richmond and James Senett of Bristol. The funeral was held at the house on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Walter T. Hawthorne officiating. Burial was made in Lake View cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 16 March 1894

Henry Senglaub,
an old resident of Canandaigua, died at his home on Antis street last Friday, aged 67 years. He had been an invalid for several years previous to his death. He was a veteran of the late war and was a member of the Company K, 2d N. Y. Cavalry. The remains were interred in Woodlawn Cemetery Sunday afternoon.



From Ontario County Journal 4 October 1912

At his home on Main street south on Tuesday occurred the death of Henry Senglaub, aged 55 years. While Mr. Senglaub had been in poor health for several years, the immediate cause of death was apoplexy, he having suffered a stroke on Sept. 26. Mr. Senglaub was serving his sixth term as village treasurer-collector, having been repeatedly elected on the Democratic ticket. Deceased is survived by two sons, George N. and Frank; one brother, William of this place. Five sisters also reside here, Mrs. F. L. Smith, Mrs. William Rister, Mrs. William Boyle and Miss Rose and Miss Jean Senglaub. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon, Rev. H. L. Gaylord officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn. Village President Turner and Trustees Madison, Linehan, Church, Hancock and Sutherland were the bearers.



From Ontario County Journal 22 April 1910

On Monday evening occurred the death of Mrs. Mary Senglaub at her home on Clark street. Death was due to pneumonia and heart trouble. Mrs. Senglaub was born in Germany 75 years ago and had resided here for about 60 years. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. William Risser, Mrs. William Boyle, Mrs. F. L. Smith, Miss Rose Senglaub and Miss Jennie Senglaub; and two sons, Henry and William Senglaub, all of this village. The funeral service was held at the home yesterday afternoon, Rev. Guy L. Morrill officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn.



From Shortsville Enterprise 26 November 1914

Mrs. Alice Elizabeth Sergent,
daughter of Mrs. Alice Warfield, of Littleville, died at the Iola Sanitorium, Rochester, on Thursday afternoon, November 19, aged 31 years. She had been in poor health for about five years, and had spent two years seeking treatment at the Memorial hospital at Canandaigua and two years at Iola. Mrs. Alice Elizabeth Sergent was born in Shortsville on January 26, 1883, her parents being Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Warfield. She was educated at the Shortsville High School and was a member of the First Presbyterian church, of this place. She was married in 1902 to George Sergent. The survivors are her mother, two children, Garnet E. of Shortsville, and Lavina Alice, of Spencerport; two sisters, Mrs. James Johnson of Cheshire, and Mrs. William O'Connell of Shortsville, and two brothers, Lewis and Lyle Warfield of Shortsville. The remains were brought to this village on Friday evening and the burial services were held from the Stoddard undertaking rooms on Saturday morning at 11 o'clock, Rev. D. H. MacKenzie, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating. The burial was made in Brookside Cemetery in this place.



From Ontario County Journal 8 August 1890

G. Clinton Servis,
a prominent citizen of Naples, died of consumption on Friday, aged about 70. He was a farmer and an artist, many of paintings evincing real merit.



From Ontario County Chronicle 13 April 1904

Victor, N. Y. - Russell Allyn Servoss
died at his late home east of this village on Monday, April 4th, aged fifty years. The cause of his death was blood poisoning brought on by a diseased toe. The deceased had suffered with a corn on a toe and applied medicine, which resulted in the poisoning. Amputation was finally deemed necessary, but too late, however, to prevent the poisoning. Mr. Servoss is survived by his wife. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon of last week at the family home, Rev. Margaret A. Brennen officiating. Burial was made in the South Farmington Cemetery.



From Shortsville Enterprise 19 July 1928

The death of Mrs. Jane Sessions, relict of Thomas Sessions, occurred at her home on the Allen Payne farm, in the township of Farmington, at 8:10 o'clock on Friday evening last, at the age of 84 years. The deceased was born in Rochester on January 8, 1844, a daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Dole Hayes. Early in life she became an orphan and was placed in a home. At the age of seven years she went to the Allen Payne farm to make her home and practically the remainder of her life had been spent there. She was married to Thomas Sessions on July 4, 1867, his death occurring on November 7, 1926. She is survived by two sons, William Sessions, who resides on the home farm, and Allen Sessions of Sodus; two daughters, Mrs. Cora Barry of Batavia and Miss Anna Sessions of Avon; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held from the South Farmington Chapel at 2:30 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Leon L. Swarthout, pastor of Manchester Baptist church. The remains were laid at rest in the South Farmington Chapel cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 18 June 1897

Phelps, N. Y. - Augusta,
wife of Ralph Severance, died of consumption at the home of Dwight Severance at Orleans June 14, aged 25 years. Besides the husband, a little daughter survives. The funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon.



From Geneva Daily Times 29 February 1924

Clifton Springs - Mrs. Caroline A. Severance,
85 years, widow of the late William Dwight Severance of this village, died at her home this morning about 1:30 o'clock after a long illness. She is survived by one daughter, Miss Zella Severance; one granddaughter, Mrs. John Sanderson, both of Clifton Springs; also two great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held from her late residence Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Rev. Frederick Maunder, pastor of the Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be made in Whitney Cemetery, at Seneca Castle.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 December 1910

Mrs. Frances A. Severance,
wife of Chas. Severance of Phelps, died at her home yesterday morning at 2:30. The deceased was born in Palmyra 63 years ago. She is survived by her husband and one son, Frederick C. Severance of Phelps. The funeral will be held from her late home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in Phelps Cemetery. Rev. Mr. Newton, rector of St. John's church of Phelps, will officiate.



From Geneva Gazette 26 January 1894

Mrs. H. C. Severance
died at her residence in Phelps on the 20th inst., aged about 45 years.  She was a daughter of Mrs. George Alcock of Geneva.  She had been an invalid for many years, but of late showed such improvement as to encourage her relatives and friends with hope of permanent recovery.  At the last, however, she had an attack of neuralgia which suddenly reached the heart and terminated fatally.  Deceased leaves one child, a widowed mother, and two sisters.  One of the latter is Mrs. T. J. Sullivan of Cincinnati, who with all the others named were present at the funeral last Tuesday.



From Geneva Daily Times 5 January 1909

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Hannah Severance,
aged 88 years, died last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George VanDyne, in this village. Her death followed a long illness due to her advanced age. Mrs. Severance was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sholes, early settlers in the town of Phelps, and was the last of a family of fourteen children. She was born in Phelps and spent her entire life in this community. Her husband, Charles Severance, died nearly fifty years ago. Near surviving relatives are two daughters, Mrs. George VanDyne of Phelps and Mrs. William Matthews of Geneva; and two granddaughters, Mrs. Martin Knight and Mrs. Fred Everett of Geneva. The funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the house at 2 o'clock  and will be conducted by Rev. George A. Harvey, rector of St. John's Episcopal church. Burial will be at the Phelps Cemetery.



From Ontario Repository and Messenger 17 April 1867

Mr. L. Port Severance,
for many years past clerk of the Franklin House, Geneva, died suddenly last Friday morning. He was about fifty years of age and unmarried.



From Geneva Gazette 10 February 1899

Ralph Severance
of Orleans, this county, was found frozen to death yesterday morning about a mile south of Phelps junction and by the side of the railroad track.  It is learned that he had arrived from the west on the evening train and had essayed to walk home, but was overcome by the intense cold and perished.

From Ontario County Journal 17 February 1899

Phelps, N. Y. - Ralph Severance,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Severance of Orleans, was frozen to death in attempting to walk from the Central station at Clifton Springs to his home, last week Wednesday night. The night was a bitter cold one, and he probably became chilled and laid down in a snow bank at the side of the Northern Central railroad, a short distance south of James Prichard's place. The section men found Severance's body between 8 and 9 o'clock the next morning. Coroner Archer was summoned, but an inquest was not deemed necessary under the circumstances. The deceased was about 30 years old, a widower, with one child, a young daughter. The funeral services were held at his home last Sunday afternoon and were largely attended. Interment was made at Seneca Castle.



From Geneva Daily Times 23 January 1908

Phelps, N. Y. - Jesse P. Severence,
a widely known and highly esteemed citizen of this community, died at noon yesterday. Mr. Severence had been failing in health for several months but did not relinquish his duties at the postoffice until last Monday night. Mr. Severence was born in the village of Phelps 61 years ago and had lived here all his life. Twenty-four years ago he was appointed deputy postmaster under the administration of S. S. Partridge and had held that position under each succeeding official until the present time. His survivors are his widow and three daughters, Mrs. Frank Kless, who resides at Clifton Springs, and Misses Grace and Helen, who reside at home; also three brothers, Harry, Theodore and Charles, all of Phelps. The funeral will take place from his late home on South Wayne street Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock and half an hour later at St. John's Episcopal church. The services will be conducted by Rev. George A. Harvey.



From Livonia Gazette 27 May 1937

The funeral of Fred Seward was held at the home at 1:30 and from the Congregational church at 2 p.m., Monday, May 24. The Rev. J. E. Hayes, pastor of the church, officiated. Interment was in Evergreen cemetery, Baptist Hill. Mr. Seward passed away at his home at 10:30 on Saturday. He was the son of Moses and Eliza Seward and was born in Richmond, east lake road, eighty-three years ago. He is survived by one son, John Seward, of Honeoye; five grandchildren, Mrs. Leighton Gilbert of Bristol, Olive of Rochester, Clifton, Clairmont and Olive Seward of Honeoye; one great-grandchild, Richard Gilbert of Bristol.



From Ontario County Journal 15 November 1889

Canadice, N. Y. - After weeks of terrible suffering death came, and last Saturday Isaac F. Seward calmly closed his eyes on all earthly scenes and passed to the great unknown. The deceased was one whose breast was bared in defense of his country and who carried the mark of rebel lead. He belonged to the G. A. R. Post at Springwater, and was also a member of A. O. U. W. No. 361 at Canadice. The G. A. R. boys acted as bearers, while No. 221 of East Bloomfield and 361 of Canadice conducted the exercises and accompanied the remains to Lake View cemetery at Honeoye. Rev. E. J. Cook conducted religious service and preached a very eloquent sermon from Job, 14th chapter and 14th verse. The deceased was 48 years of age and had always been healthy until about a year ago when he was taken sick with kidney and liver disease and medical aid was of no avail. A wife and four boys mourn his loss.



From Naples Record 15 May 1901

Moses Seward,
one of the oldest residents in this vicinity, died at his home in South Bristol, on the 7th, aged 88 years. He had been very feeble for some time, being totally blind and almost helpless. His aged wife, one daughter, Mrs. Lyman, of Livonia, and one son, Fred, with whom he lived, survive him. The funeral was held from his late home on the 9th, interment in Lake View cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 22 March 1919

The death of Mrs. Maude J. Seyba, wife of Otto J. Seyba, of 212 High street, foreman in the lathe department of the American Can Co. plant, occurred last evening at 10:30 o'clock at the Geneva City Hospital after an illness of two weeks with pneumonia. Mrs. Seyba, one week ago last Monday, gave birth to a son after which pneumonia developed. Previous to her last sickness, Mrs. Seyba had a very severe attack of the influenza, from which it is believed that she never fully recovered. Mrs. Seyba was a former resident of Chicago and Rochester. Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, Richard, Glenn and her baby boy; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Sprague of Syracuse and Mrs. Aida Walker of Rochester. The funeral will be held from Trinity Church Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. C. M. Sills, D. D., rector of Trinity Church, officiating and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Ontario County Times 3 February 1886

Bristol, N. Y. -
Died, of paralysis, January 29, Mr. Charles Seymour, aged 69 years. Mr. Seymour had been at work in the woods that forenoon, ate a hearty dinner, and went eastward from his home, and as he was passing the residence of R. W. Travis, he was met by his sons, George and John Travis, who were drawing wood for Mr. Travis. They had partially unloaded the wood and on looking up the road they saw some object lying in the road. On going to it, they found it to be the lifeless body of Mr. Seymour. He was conveyed to his home, some half a mile distant, and Dr. Mallory of Bristol Center was immediately called. On examination, he reported "that death was caused by a full and complete shock of paralysis." Funeral from the Universalist church today at 1 o'clock, Rev. F. B. Peck officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 20 October 1916

The death of Mrs. Emma Parks Seymour, aged 66 years, formerly of Canandaigua, occurred at Shortsville on Wednesday. She had been an invalid for several years. She leaves a daughter, Miss Bertha Seymour, of Shortsville; and a sister, Mrs. Ursula Gaines, of Jackson, Mich. The funeral services will be held at Woodlawn chapel tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. George Wilson Scudder will officiate. Interment will be at Woodlawn.



From Ontario Republican Times 6 August 1862

At Washington, May 15th, of fever contracted at Yorktown, Henry P. Seymour, aged 20 years. His remains were brought home and buried from the residence of his father, Pierpont Seymour, East Bloomfield, N. Y., at sunset on the 17th of June, with suitable solemnities. On the following day the funeral services of B. (Benjamin) Peck, a member of the same company, whose death has before been noticed, and whose remains were brought from Washington with those of Mr. Seymour, were solemnized and while the places of business were closed, a most appropriate sermon was preached in the Congregational Church, by the Rev. L. Conklin in behalf of the friends of both of those young men, to a very large congregation.

Mr. Seymour was a young man of promise and a model soldier. He is said to have preserved the neatness of the gentleman amid the rough usage and squalor of camp life . His promptness at the call of duty and his many amiable and soldierly characteristics endeared him to his officers and companions in arms. He laid himself a willing sacrifice upon the alter of his country at the call of duty and not from a love of adventure or thirst for military distinction. He should be remembered among those noble young men who have laid down their lives for us. May a like spirit of self-sacrifice be found among our young men, until the traitors are overthrown.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 7 February 1872

We learn that a fatal accident occurred in the south part of the town of West Bloomfield on Tuesday of last week. It appears that a farmer named James Seymour, with three other men, were engaged in cutting straw on a stack. The base of the stack had been eaten around by the stock, and the top, which had been saturated by rain, was frozen solid. Mr. Seymour's weight upon the edge of it, combined with the high wind, toppled it over, burying him beneath a frozen mass of over a ton's weight. Those present endeavored to remove it off him, but found it impossible till axes were procured and it was cut into pieces. In about ten minutes Mr. Seymour was extricated, but he only gasped a few times, and almost immediately expired. He was about thirty years of age and unmarried. He was universally esteemed as an intelligent, industrious young man, and his sad death will be mourned by a large circle of relatives and warm friends.



From Geneva Advertiser 1 March 1904

James O. Seymour,
the old insurance agent and coal dealer, died at his home on Washington street last Thursday morning, February 25th, quite suddenly. He was taken home from his office on the Friday before, with pains in the back, indicating kidney troubles, and he did not get out of doors again. His age was 80 years. His wife died some twelve or fifteen years ago, and his family of late consisted of two sisters and niece, the latter the only daughter of S. N. Anthony. Mr. Seymour was a member of the Presbyterian Church, also of the Masonic fraternity, and withal was an honest, conscientious man. He did not care much for business in his later days, rather enjoyed a quiet life of ease and comfort with his family, with whom he was out driving every pleasant evening in summer. Well, this is all ended now -- only a tear to his memory.



From Ontario County Journal 8 January 1892

Naples, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Louisa J. Seymour occurred early Wednesday morning. She was 62 years old, and died of heart disease. Mrs. Seymour moved to Naples from Bristol last spring. She was a widow, her husband, Chas. Seymour, having died six years ago. She leaves five adult sons and one married daughter, Mrs. Packard, of Bristol. One son, Walter, has lived in Naples for several years; two others have resided here since spring. The family was highly respected. Funeral services will be held at the Universalist church in Baptist Hill today and the remains will be buried in the cemetery at that place.



From Ontario County Journal 4 September 1896

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock, occurred the death of Mrs. Mary Seymour, wife of John Seymour, an old and respected resident of this town. Her death was not unexpected as she had been an invalid for more than three years. The funeral was held Wednesday morning at St. Joseph's church. Interment at Lima. She leaves besides her husband, two sons, D. W. Seymour of Buffalo, and James of the place; and six daughters, Mary, Bridget, Catharine and Lizzie Seymour, Mrs. Edward Duyer of Livonia and Mrs. Maggie Courneen of Piffard.



From Ontario County Journal 30 December 1881

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
The death of Pierpont Seymour, an old and highly respected citizen of this place, occurred on Wednesday evening, Dec. 21. His death was very sudden, resulting from brain fever. Deceased was born in Victor, Feb. 23, 1803, and was accordingly 79 years of age. For the past 40 years he has been a resident of this place and will be remembered as the inventor of the Seymour Broadcast Sower and Grain Drill which he manufactured for several years. He was a devout christian and member of the Congregational church, where he was a regular attendant. Funeral services were held at the late residence of the deceased, Friday, Dec. 23.



From Geneva Daily Times 21 January 1897

Mrs. Sarah A. Seymour
died at the family residence at 6 o'clock this morning after a lingering illness of one year duration. Bright's disease of the kidneys was the direct cause of death. Mrs. Seymour was 68 years of age, she is survived by her husband, Mr. J. O. Seymour and one sister, Mrs. A. W. Howard of this city. The bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of all their friends and neighbors in this their hour of bereavement. The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock Saturday morning. Services will be conducted by Dr. M. B. Remick at the house on Genesee street, after which the remains will be taken by train to Syracuse where the interment will be made at 2 o'clock p.m. in Oakwood cemetery.



From Shortsville Enterprise 9 February 1913

Mrs. O. C. Packard and Ernest Seymour of this village attended the funeral services of their brother, William F. Seymour, which were held on Wednesday at Canandaigua, conducted by Rev. E. P. Wood, pastor of the Universalist Church in that village. The burial was made in Woodlawn Cemetery there. His death occurred at his home in Canandaigua last Sunday night following a years' illness with heart trouble. His age was 59 years.

From Ontario County Journal 7 February 1913

The death of William T. Seymour occurred at his home on Telyea street, on Sunday evening, aged 59 years. He leaves a wife and one daughter, Miss Bertha Seymour of Canandaigua; one sister, Mrs. Anna Packard; and three brothers, Ernest of Shortsville, George of Naples, and Benjamin Seymour of Rochester. Rev. E. P. Wood officiated at the funeral services which were in charge of the local order of Odd Fellows Wednesday afternoon. Interment was at Woodlawn.



From Victor Herald 18 April 1924

Mrs. Annie Hutchinson Shackleton,
wife of Charles J. Shackleton of West Bloomfield, died unexpectedly April 11th, aged 57 years. She was born in the town of Mendon, August 9, 1967, where she resided until 1916, when they removed to their farm home, "Lane Ends," at West Bloomfield. Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Gladys and Beatrice of West Bloomfield and Mrs. Harold Bennett of Clifton Springs; two grandchildren; a sister and three brothers. Funeral services were held Sunday, and interment was made in the Mendon cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 18 September 1908

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -  George Gardner Shaddock
died suddenly at the Soldier Home at Bath on Sept. 9, from heart trouble. Mr. Shaddock was born in this town nearly 71 years ago, and when the Civil war broke out, he, with five brothers, enlisted in the army. He became a member of Co. M, No. 4 Heavy Artillery, New York Volunteers. He saw actual service in every battle under General Grant, from the battle of the Wilderness until the close of the war, when the six brothers returned home. Albert, Henry and Benjamin reside in this town; Cyrenus at Corning; Bruce at Seattle, Wash.; and Richard in New York City. The remains were brought to this village on Friday and the services were conducted at the grave in the Rural cemetery by Rev. Mr. Berlin, of Honeoye Falls. The deceased leaves, besides his wife, six children, Elmer, Bert and Mrs. Fred Pierce of Corning, William of Big Flats; Mrs. Frank Meade of Holcomb and Hiland Shaddock of Canandaigua.



From Ontario County Journal 26 March 1897

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Charles Shafer,
a resident of the southern part of the town of East Bloomfield, committed suicide by drowning himself in his well last Monday night. He left home in the morning to see a neighbor, and did not return before 5 o'clock in the afternoon. Upon his return, his wife asked him to carry water for the cow, which he consented to do. Going to the well, he was last seen drawing up the bucket. A few minutes after, his wife went to the barn in search of him, but could find no trace of his whereabouts. After looking for some time, she at last discovered his cap near the well, and the well curb removed. She at once called in some neighbors, who found the lifeless remains in the well, head downward. Attaching a rope to his legs, they succeeded in removing his body, and carried it to the house. Coroner Partridge was notified, and an inquest was held on Tuesday morning. The verdict of the jury was "that he came to his death on March 22, between 5:45 and 6:30 p.m., by voluntarily plunging head foremost into his well, located near his barn, while in an intoxicated condition."



From Ontario County Journal 24 August 1900

The death of Mrs. Sarah A. Weast Shafer occurred at her home on West Gibson street at an early hour on Monday morning. On Aug. 5, Mrs. Shafer fell in her room and dislocated her left hip and owing to her advanced years, she was unable to withstand the shock of the fall. The deceased was 85 years of age, and had resided in this village since a small child. She was the wife of the late Daniel Shafer, for many years a prominent business man of this place. She leaves one daughter, Miss Jennie Shafer. The funeral was held from her late home on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The services were conducted by Rev. C. H. Dickinson, pastor of the church of which she had been a member for many years.



From Ontario County Times 21 August 1889

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Wm. Shafer
died last Friday evening, after enduring untold sufferings, leaving a stricken household, consisting of a wife and three small children. The funeral and burial were in Rochester, his former residence.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 12 March 1918

Canandaigua, N. Y., March 11 - William A. Shamp,
70 years of age, passed away at his home in the town of Hopewell, east of this city, Saturday morning. He leaves two sons, Elmer Shamp and Paul Shamp, both of Canandaigua; and a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Beaver of Rochester. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the residence of Paul Shamp in West avenue.



From Victor Herald 25 February 1893

In the death of Francis Shank, Victor has lost one of her most highly esteemed citizens. Mr. Shank, was born at Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., in June 1818. The family for two generations previous had lived there, his grandfather settled there about one hundred and fifty years ago. His father was one of the leading laymen in the Lutheran Church and was one of the leaders in establishment of the reformed Lutheran church. Mr. Shank spent the early part of his life in Schoharie Co. in mercantile pursuits; about twenty five years ago he came to this county; he lived in Canandaigua for a short time and finally came to this town where he engaged in the coal and lumber trade with Mr. Conover. He retired from active business several years ago and spent his time in looking after his farm. In his business course he was retiring and unassuming and his manner always pleasant and courteous, strictly upright in all his dealings. He was married to Miss Mary C. Will in 1839, who died in this town about three years ago. Two children survive them, Geo. M. Shank, of this village, Mrs. J. P. Hathaway of Mertensia. One son, Irving, died about five years ago. Mr. Shank made the profession of the christian faith in early life and upon coming to Victor united with the Methodist Episcopal church, where his kindly bearing, his deportment ever that of a christian gentleman, and his steadfastnesss won for him a large place in the affection and esteem of his brethren. The illness which proved fatal was a surprise to him but he accepted the event when made fully known, not only with resignation, but desire. His funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the residence of his son, Rev. H. W. Copeland of the M. E. church officiating. The remains were accompanied by his son and daughter to Cobleskill where they rest with his wife and ancestors.



From Ontario County Journal 13 March 1896

Victor, N. Y. -
The funeral of George M. Shanks was held on Friday, March 6, at his late home on Maple avenue. Mr. Shanks was born in Cobleskill, Schoharie county, in 1848. In 1865 the family moved to western New York, and after living for a time in Canandaigua and East Bloomfield, they moved to Victor. In 1879 he married Ida, the youngest daughter of the late William Conover. In 1889 feeble health caused him to withdraw from active business. The cause of his death was Bright's disease, but it was not until a few months ago that he or anyone was aware of that fatal disease. Mr. Shanks was a member of the Presbyterian church here for many years, and was a faithful attendant until his health failed. He died on Monday evening, March 2. Besides his wife, he leaves three children, Carrie, Ethel and Arthur. Of his father's family, he leaves only one sister, Mrs. Joseph Hathaway of Farmington. The burial was at Boughton hill.



From Geneva Gazette 30 June 1876

Mr. Peter Shanley,
a groceryman and boarding house keeper on Main st., died on Monday last, aged 36 years. He was taken ill June 19 with a gathering in the head, festering and discharging from the ears, which continued for two or three days and then stopped. The affection determined thence to the brain, causing death. His funeral took place from the Catholic Church Wednesday morning.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 April 1908

The sudden death of Thomas Shanley occurred last evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Matthew J. Rogers, of No. 78 Colt street. The deceased was one of Geneva's oldest citizens, having resided here for over sixty years. He was 83 years old and was born in County Sligo, Ireland. After coming to this country he located at Waterloo, later moving to this city, where he conducted a grocery store. He was prominent in local Democratic politics and for many years, under the old village government, occupied the position of street commissioner. For many years  Mr. Shanley had been one of the trustees of St. Francis de Sales' church, which office he held up to the time of his death. He resided at No. 214 Main street. The survivors are four children, two sons, Edward and John Shanley, and two daughters, Mrs. Matthew J. Rogers and Miss B. Shanley, all of this city, and one half-brother, John Shanley, of London, Ontario. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery



From Geneva Daily Times 10 September 1906

William Shanley, aged 59 years, died this morning at his residence, No. 24 North Exchange street. The cause of death was bronchial pneumonia. He is survived by three sisters, Mary, Ellen and Rose, all of this city. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock at the house and at 9 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Geneva Courier 4 March 1885

SUICIDE AT STANLEY - A Young Girl Kills Herself with Rat Poison - Anna Shannon, daughter of John Shannon of Stanley, died suddenly on Monday afternoon, at half past two under circumstances which makes it reasonably certain that she had swallowed a part of a box of rat poison "death on rats," which she had purchased that morning.  The postmortem examination will be made today.

The circumstances make the case one of very sad interest.  The girl was about 15 years of age, and bright and sunny in her manner and disposition.  On Monday morning, she went to the store of J. F. Kilner at Stanley, where she was in the habit of trading on account of her father; and asked for a box of "Rough on Rats;" the brother of the proprietor said that "Rough on Rats" was not stock; but they had "Death on Rats."  The girl asked if it would answer the same purpose in killing rats?  Being answered in the affirmative, she took the goods, and went to the house of Thomas Gibbons, where she was working.  In the course of the morning, she complained of illness; and her employers asked her if she would go home, near by; which she did.  At or about noon, Dr. Allen who was in the neighborhood was called; and administered a remedy for biliousness, which her symptoms indicated.  She gave no one information that she had taken poison; and early in the afternoon she died.

That suicide was premeditated, is evident from the fact that she told her little sister, on Sunday evening, that that was the last time she would ever sleep with her; and gave her clothing, and some ornaments to the little one.  At the time of the purchase nothing unusual was observed in her demeanor; and on her way, while having the poison in her possession, she met one of her companions and chatted lightly, and pleasantly.

We have heard some explanation of causes for her act; they do not involve the girls integrity, nor necessarily account for her self-destruction.  We prefer to wait for the official investigation.



From Ontario County Journal 25 October 1889

This morning, Dr. J. A. Shannon, was found dead on a couch in his residence on Main street. Last evening about eleven o'clock he was taken from a cell in the police station, where he had been placed for fast driving on Main street and causing the accident elsewhere reported, to his home. He was in a critical condition from protracted drinking, and a physician was called. Dr. Shannon had been in the habit of taking morphine pills, and it was noticed that a bottle which had lately been full of these pills was empty. He retired last night on a couch in his room, and this morning when Mrs. Shannon went in to see how he was, she was horrified to find a lifeless body. Coroner Beahan was at once summoned, and he impaneled a jury to inquire into the case. It is said that before leaving the cell at the police station, Dr. Shannon had become excitable and quite wild. He had been told by his driver, Hall, who was also in the station house, that he had killed Mrs. Husbands, and that completely upset him. He had been drinking heavily for several weeks. His death will be a sad blow to Mrs. Shannon, and the deepest sympathy of the entire community will be with her and her children in their affliction.



From Geneva Daily Times 17 June 1905

James Shannon,
76 years of age, died at 6 o'clock last night at his home in Stanley. The deceased is survived by seven sons, John, James, William and Edward, of Henrydale, N. Y., Joseph of Elmira, Frank and Lawrence of Stanley, and three daughters, Mrs. Patrick Heenan, Mrs. Joseph Windall and Miss Margaret Shannon, all of Stanley. The funeral will take place Monday morning at 10 o'clock from St. Theresa church, Stanley. Burial will be at Stanley.



From Ontario County Journal 5 May 1893

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
Last Friday the remains of Joseph Shannon, son of William Shannon, were brought to this place, where the funeral was held the following day from the family residence, Rev. C. J. Clausen of Canandaigua, officiating. Mr. Shannon's death occurred at the residence of his brother, William, in Rochester, Thursday of last week.



From The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, July 9, 1973

Mrs. Mary Shannon

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Mrs. Mary Shannon, widow of James Shannon, formerly of Stanley, died yesterday in College Park.  She is survived by a daughter, Lorena; and by several nieces and nephews.  Services will be held Wednesday in College Park.

Many thanks to Kerry (Miles) Patrick for this donation.



From Ontario County Chronicle 7 January 1903

East Bloomfield, N. Y.,
Jan. 4 - At his home in this village on Friday night, William Shannon died, aged 72 years. Mr. Shannon has been a resident of this town for more than forty years. He leaves, besides his wife, three sons and two daughters, William, Jr., John, Anna and Mrs. Charles Wilkes of Rochester, and Edward of Waterloo, Iowa.



From Lima Recorder 13 January 1933

Mrs. Bessie Sharp,
aged 47 years, died at her home in Bristol on Sunday, Jan. 8. She is survived by her husband, Erbin Sharp; six sons, Elmer, Charles, Frank, Benjamin, Ervin, and Richard. Funeral services were held from the Burton undertaking rooms, Honeoye,, at 2 p.m., Wednesday, the Rev. J. E. Sweet, officiating. Interment was in Lake View cemetery, Honeoye.



From Geneva Daily Times 20 March 1905

John Sharpe
died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles H. Belding, No. 175 Genesee street, Saturday evening after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Sharpe was seventy-six years of age and had lived in Geneva about fourteen years. He was the father of E. W. Sharpe of this city. A short funeral service was held at the house at 8 o'clock this morning, Rev. C. E. Jewell officiating. The remains were taken on the 8:40 New York Central train to South Onondaga, Mr. Sharpe's boyhood home, for burial.



From Ontario County Chronicle 20 May 1903

Canadice, N. Y. - Mrs. Hanna Sharpsteen
died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alice Bacon, in Richmond, Saturday morning, aged 75 years.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 7 March 1906

Shortsville, N. Y. -  Mrs. Agnes Maude Bavis Shaw,
wife of Daniel Shaw, died at her home, Sheldon street, at an early hour Monday, Feb. 26. She had been ill for several months with pulmonary tuberculosis. Mrs. Shaw was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bavis of Palmyra, and was born in that town about 27 years ago. She had been a resident of Shortsville for eight years. She is survived by her husband, three daughters, Rose, Ruth and Marguerite; and five brothers, Fred, Burt, George and James Bavis, all of Palmyra; and Bruce Bavis of Shortsville. The funeral was held in St. Dominic's Catholic church at 10 o'clock Thursday morning, Rev. Father Henry of Clifton Springs, officiating, and interment followed in Clifton Springs cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 May 1904

Albert A. Shaw
died at his home on Grove street yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Mr. Shaw was stricken with pneumonia two weeks ago. And although he had been critically ill, a change for the better occurred on Sunday, and hopes for his early recovery were entertained. His death, however, was sudden. Mr. Shaw was twenty-seven years of age, and was born in Groton, Tompkins county. He came to Geneva two years ago and engaged in the insurance business. Later he became junior member of the firm of Buchholz & Shaw, grocers, but at the time of his death he was employed at the Phillips & Clark stove works. Last December Mr. Shaw was married to Miss Bertha Buchholz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Buchholz. Beside his wife, he is survived by his father, W. H. Shaw, of Groton, five sisters, Mrs. Stephen Parker of Cortland, Mrs. Grant Halladay, Mrs. Earnest Van DeBogart and Mrs. Earl Moe, all of Groton, and Mrs. E. N. Dixon of Philadelphia. He also leaves three brothers, Lyman E. Shaw of Groton, H. B. Shaw of North Lansing and J. W. Shaw of this city. Mr. Shaw was a member of the Moravia lodge, I. O. O. F., and a delegation from that organization will attend the funeral, which will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30. Burial Glenwood cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 1 May 1899

Mrs. Catherine Shaw,
of West Avenue, died at 3 o'clock this morning, aged 42 years. Death was due to consumption. The deceased is survived by her husband, Charles A. Shaw; and one son, Charles Shaw. The funeral will take place Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales church.



From Ontario County Times 12 November 1884

Victor, N. Y. - 
The funeral of Mrs. Gideon Shaw, who died on Friday afternoon, was held at the Presbyterian church on Monday. She was a faithful member of that church for many years, and now rests in hope of a glorious resurrection. She leaves a husband, one son, and four daughters.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 30 January 1922

Phelps, January 29 - Mrs. Harriet J. Shaw, sixty-eight years old, widow of Nathan Shaw, died shortly after midnight last night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Caves in South Wayne street after an illness of several months. Mrs. Shaw, who was a daughter of John and Barbara Marvin Kester, was born near Memphis, N.Y., on January 11, 1854, and had lived in Phelps for the last thirty-four years. Surviving relatives are a daughter, Mrs. Caves; a son, Fred Shaw, of Phelps; two sisters, Mrs. Rosina Thomas and Mrs. Henrietta Swin, both of Memphis; five grandchildren and one great grandson. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Caves home. Rev. R. H. Crane, pastor of the Phelps Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Rest Haven cemetery, Phelps.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 7 May 1923

Entered into rest, Sunday morning, May 6, 1923, at the family residence at West Henrietta, Mrs. Mary A. Shaw, wife of Fred F. Shaw, aged 62 years. Besides her husband she leaves one son, Charles F. Shaw, of Berkeley, Cal.; two daughters, May L. Shaw and Mrs. Emma S. Kimball, of this city; one brother, William Tabolt, of Turin, N. Y.; four sisters, Mrs. George Lewis, of Sacketts Harbor, Mrs. Nana Van Atta, of Whitesboro, N. Y., Mrs. George Grey, of Oriskany, N. Y. and Mrs. Orin Yates, of Utica, N. Y.; and two grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from St. Luke's Lutheran Church at West Henrietta. Interment at Brininstool cemetery.



From Shortsville Enterprise 16 July 1936

The death of Mrs. Mary Ann Shaw, well-known and respected Shortsville resident, occurred suddenly at the home of her son, John J. Shaw, in Park Place on Friday afternoon. She was 78 years of age. Mrs. Shaw was born in Shortsville, on September 10, 1857, daughter of the late James and Elizabeth McGar Barrett. Practically her entire life had been spent in the village. She was well-loved by all who knew her and her passing takes from the village another of the old-time residents who had watched the village grown from the merest hamlet to its present flourishing condition. The survivors are two sons, John J. Shaw of Shortsville, and Frank Shaw of Cleveland, Ohio; also a number of grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock from St. Dominic's church, of which she had been a faithful member, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. John E. Napier. The remains were laid at rest in the family plot at St. Agnes cemetery, west of Clifton Springs.



From Phelps Citizen 12 December 1918

After a long period of failing health and many weeks of patient suffering, Nathan Shaw passed away on Tuesday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joel Caves, in South Wayne street in this village, aged 70 years. Mr. Shaw was the oldest son of Nathan and Laura Evans Shaw, and was born on January 14, 1848, at Peru, in the vicinity of which his early life was passed. On January 5, 1871, he was married to Harriet J. Kester at Weedsport, and 32 years ago came to Phelps, where he has since resided. He was a member of Sincerity Lodge, F. & A. M., and of the local Tent of Maccabees. He enlisted in the Civil War and was stationed at Camp Seward at the close of the conflict. Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, and son, Mrs. Joel Caves and Fred Shaw, both of Phelps; five grandchildren, the oldest of whom, Captain Stuart S. Caves, is now stationed in France; and one brother, John Shaw of Rowe, S. D. The funeral services will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Caves on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, and interment will be in Rest Haven.



From Ontario County Journal 11 January 1878

Reed's Corners, N. Y. -
Last Sabbath, the funeral of Mrs. Sarah Shaw, relict of the late Isaac Shaw, was attended from the Congregational church.  A large number of people gathered there to witness the last solemn services the living can render to the dead.  Mr. and Mrs. Shaw came to this town in an early day, and located on a farm three-fourths of a mile west of this place, where they remained until the occurrence of the death of Mr. Shaw, some nine or ten years since.  During the time of her widowhood, Mrs. Shaw has lived in the families of her three children, one of whom - Norman B. - now resides upon the home estate.  The other two - Addison and Almira - live in Rochester.  Mrs. Shaw had lately lived with her daughter, at whose home she died.  Her age was 77 years.



From Ontario County Journal 7 July 1911

At her home in the town of Gorham on Wednesday morning occurred the death of Mrs. Sarah J. Shaw, wife of Norman B. Shaw, aged 68 years. Death was due to apoplexy, Mrs. Shaw having suffered a stroke the previous Friday. Besides her husband, there survive four sons, Dudley of Cohoes, Alfred and Irving, who live at home, and Hiram of Gorham. A sister, Mrs. Joseph Francisco, of this village, and a brother, Artemus Lincoln, of this town, survive. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o'clock this afternoon and Rev. W. H. Skeels, of Ithaca, will officiate.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 1 June 1915

Canandaigua, N. Y., May 31 - Abram Shay,
for many years a resident of the Academy Tract in the southern part of the town of Canandaigua, died at 7 o'clock last evening in the his home, aged 76 years. He was born in New Jersey on July 2, 1838. He came to this county forty-one years ago and had continued to live here since. He leaves two sons, William and Fred Shay, both of Academy. Mr. Shay was a veteran of the Civil war having served with the Army of the Potomac and fought at Fredricksburg. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the late home and at 3 o'clock from the Academy Church with Rev. Charles W. Pusey, Congregationalist minister of Bristol Center officiating. Interment will be made in Academy cemetery.



From Naples News 14 December 1928

David A. Shay,
74 years old, former supervisor for the town of Italy, and well-known retired farmer, died Tuesday morning at his home in Mechanic street. He was the son of the late Robert F. and Margaret Charlesworth Shay, and was born December 18, 1853, in the town of Italy where he spent the greater part of his life on a farm. He married Miss Mary Geer, of Italy, December 12, 1878. They moved to this village in May 1916. Mr. Shay took an active interest in politics, being a staunch Democrat. He held the office of supervisor in the town of Italy for three years and served as inspector of election in that community for many years. He was a member of Middlesex I. O. O. F. Lodge for many years, and transferred his membership to the Lodge here in Naples about three years ago. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, George W. Shay and Charles M. Shay, of Italy; and five grandchildren, one of these being Miss Margaret Wolvin who has made her home with her grandparents. Funeral services will be held from the home at one o'clock Thursday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. C. R. Wolcott. Burial will be in the Italy Valley Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 4 June 1908

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Herbert Shay,
aged about 24 years, died Tuesday at his home in Academy, a few miles south of Canandaigua, after an illness of two weeks with typhoid fever. He was a young man of excellent character and leaves a large circle of friends. Last February he was united in marriage to Miss Pfenniger, of Reed Corners, who survives him. He also leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abram Shay, and three brothers, William, Charles and Frederick Shay, all of Academy.



From Ontario County Journal 1 January 1915

The death of Mrs. Mary Shay occurred at her home yesterday morning, following a long illness from which she had been confined to her bed but a week. She was born in New Jersey, Feb. 8, 1845, and had lived in the vicinity where she died 41 years. On Dec. 17, 1863, she was married to Abram Shay, who, with two sons, Fred and William Shay, survive. There also survive four brothers and one sister, William, of New Jersey; Edward of Academy; Johnson J. of Clifton Springs; Cyrus Monks of Bristol Center, and Mrs. L. Randall of Manchester. Rev. Charles W. Pusey will officiate at the funeral services at Academy church tomorrow at 12 o'clock. A short prayer service will be held at the home at 11 o'clock.



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