"She" to "Shz" Obituaries
From Geneva Daily Times 8 January 1902
That Joseph T. Shean, who expired in the kitchen of his
home in Jackson street this morning, swallowed a dose of carbolic acid
and that the dose resulted in his death is certain. Whether Shean
took the acid with suicidal intent or whether he swallowed it by
mistake will never be known. Coroner Weyburn, who has the case in
charge, announced this afternoon that it
is positive Shean's death was due to carbolic acid poisoning. Dr.
C. D. McCarthy, who examined the body casually as it lay in the morgue,
said the mouth gave every evidence of having been burned by carbolic
acid. The tongue is bleached to whiteness and the nose is slightly
burned. Shean was 41 years of age. He lived with his
family, consisting of his wife and five children, at 17 Jackson street.
For the past 10 years he had been employed by the Geneva Coal
Co., and an officer of that company said today that Shean was one of
its most faithful and trusted employees. Mrs. Shean has been ill for
the past two weeks. Yesterday they buried an infant child.
Shean was found writhing in agony on a couch in the kitchen of their
home at 6:10 o'clock this morning, by Mrs. Clark Francis, his sister.
Mrs. Francis has been at the Shean home for several days, taking
care of Mrs. Shean. One of the children was sent to alarm the
neighbors. Coroner Weyburn was summoned. He arrived at 6:45
o'clock, and a few minutes later Dr. McCarthy came to the house.
The physician, finding that it was too late to be of service, did
not remain. The dead man is said to have been in his usual spirits when
this morning. He arose at 5:40 o'clock and cared for the kitchen
fire. Mrs. Francis saw him at that time. Between this and 6:10
o'clock, when the body was found, Shean must have drank the acid. The
fluid was in a half pint bottle in the pantry. There the coroner
found it, with enough remaining
to kill several persons. Apparently the bottle had been carefully
hidden by Shean after he swallowed the fatal dose. When Mrs.
Francis returned to the kitchen at 6:10 o'clock, she saw her brother
totter and fall to the sofa. She asked him what was the matter,
and receiving no reply, went to him. Mrs. Francis saw that the man was
dying and bade Little Sarah Shean call the neighbors. Henry Sullivan,
Thomas Alsop and Mary Mulcahy came into the house in response
to the child's call. By this time Shean had expired.
The remains were removed to Borgman's morgue. Tonight the body
will be taken back to the home. Coroner Weyburn said this afternoon
that an autopsy will be unnecessary to determine the cause of death. An
inquest will be held after the funeral, which will probably take place
From Geneva Daily Times 10 January 1902
The funeral of Joseph T. Shean took place from the family
residence, 17 Jackson street, at 9 o'clock this morning. The remains
were taken to St. Francis de Sales church, where high mass was
celebrated by Rev. S. V. McPadden. Interment was in St. Patrick's
cemetery. The bearers were all members of the truckman's unions
and were as follows: Henry Sullivan, Thomas Rogan, John Roulan, Richard
Phillips, Martin O'Hora and Thomas Mack.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 October 1907
Oaks Corners, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Ella D. Shear, wife
Scoville Shear, occurred yesterday morning after an illness of
several months. The deceased was a well-known and highly respected
resident of this place. She is survived by her husband, and two
sisters, Mrs. George Tabor of Buffalo, and Miss Maud De Voll of Geneva.
The funeral will be
held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 February 1909
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. William Shear occurred
Wednesday afternoon at her home east of Junius station. She had been in
poor health for a long time and was attending to her work about the
house when she was stricken with heart failure. Mrs. Shear was born in
Phelps and had always lived here. Previous to her marriage to Mr.
Shear, she lived in the village of Phelps and had held the position of
preceptress at the Union and Classical school for nineteen years.
Surviving relatives are her husband, one brother, Charles E. Peck and
one sister, Mrs. James B. Hornbeck. The funeral service will be held
today and will be conducted by Rev. G. H. Hatton, pastor of Oaks
From Ontario County Journal 31 March 1905
Centerfield, N. Y. - On Monday occurred the death of Charles Shearer, a
well-known farmer residing four miles west of Canandaigua. The deceased
was born in Pittsford in 1847 and moved to this town about twelve years
ago. He was a kindly man and held in highest esteem by all who knew
him. He is survived by a wife and one son, Fred; also one brother, Dr.
J. B. Shearer of Canandaigua. Burial was in Woodlawn.
From Ontario County Journal 7 March 1919
The death of James Shearer, aged 69 years, occurred at his
home on Parrish street on Saturday. He leaves his wife; two daughters
and a son, Mrs. George E. Rouse and Mrs. Charles F. Adams of
Canandaigua, and William L. Shearer of Rochester; also one brother and
three sisters, Thomas Shearer of Canandaigua, Mrs. John Lawson of New
York City; and Mrs. John Bell, and Miss Mary Shearer of Scotland. Rev.
C. Clarence Baker officiated at the funeral services held on Tuesday.
Interment was in East Bloomfield.
From Naples Record 11 September 1929
Harold Shearston, 30, of West Bloomfield, was instantly killed on Sunday evening, when his car collided with another on the Buffalo-Albany Road.
From Ontario County Journal 16 April 1915
The death of Mrs. Bridget Sheehan, aged 72 years, occurred
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Gartland, Greig Terrace, on
Tuesday. There survive two sons, John A. and William A. Sheehan of
Rushville; a daughter, Mrs. Gartland; and two sisters Mrs. Catherine
Kinsella and Mrs. Anna Heveron of Canandaigua. The funeral services
were held at St. Mary's church yesterday morning. Interment was in
From Ontario County Journal 26 December 1884
Rushville, N. Y. - Carrie, daughter of Edward Mooney, and wife of
D. Sheehan, died near this village Dec. 21, 1884. The remains
were taken to Canandaigua for burial on Tuesday.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 January 1896
Geo. Sheehan, who had been
a sufferer from consumption, died Thursday night at the
home of his sister, Mrs. Clark Francis, on Wadsworth street. He was
about thirty years of age. The funeral will be held Monday morning at
St. Francis de Sales church. Burial St. Patrick's
From Victor Herald 18 January 1901
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Hannah S., wife of Timothy D. Sheehan,
died Saturday afternoon after a brief illness, at the age of 45
years. Funeral services were held at St. Bridget's church, Monday, at
ten o'clock. Burial in the church cemetery. A sad feature of this death
is that ten children, five boys and five girls, ranging from twenty-one
to five years old, are left without a mother's care. The bereaved
family have the extreme sympathy of all in this sad affliction.
From Victor Herald 5 December 1902
James Sheehan died at Canandaigua on Sunday last. He was about 55
years of age and has for some time past been an employee of the Lehigh
Valley R. R. at this place. He boarded at the Benson House. Efforts
have been made the past few days to locate his relatives, it being
stated that he had a son, Dennis Sheehan at Port Byron; a daughter
whose whereabouts are unknown, and a brother in Cattaraugus county.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 6 October 1938
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Funeral services will be conducted in the home at 9 a.m. tomorrow and in St. Felix Church at 9:30 a.m. for John P. Sheehan, 75,
mayor of Clifton Springs for the last 15 yrs, who died unexpectedly
late Tuesday night of a heart attack. Rev. James O'Brion will officiate
and burial will be in St. Agnes cemetery. Mayor Sheehan was a lifelong
resident of this village and had been a leader in civil and political
affairs. He was a member of the Ontario County Democratic Committee and
a former chairman of the committee. He was an employee of the Clifton
Springs Sanitarium in charge of the laundry for 57 years and the oldest
employee in years of service. He was a charter member of the K. of C.,
Geneva Chapter. Surviving are his widow, Aura; two sons, C. T. Sheehan
of Clifton Springs and Edward J. of Waterloo; one daughter, Miss Helen
Sheehan of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and one sister, Mrs. John Grennan of
From Penn Yan Democrat 3 December 1926
Died in Penn Yan, Friday, Nov. 23, Mrs. Margaret Sheehan. of
Canandaigua, aged 58 years. Mrs. Sheehan had been spending Thanksgiving
in Penn Yan with her daughter, Mrs. Jennie Hoban, and together, were
driving to Canandaigua when Mrs. Sheehan complained of feeling very
ill. She was taken from the automobile into the home of M. J. Gavin, on
North Main street and a doctor called. Mrs. Sheehan died soon after
being taken into the house. She is survived by one son, Edward Sheehan
of Canandaigua; one daughter, Mrs. Jennie Hoban of Penn Yan; one
sister, Mrs. M. O'Laughlin of Rochester; and a brother, Patrick
O'Laughlin of Rochester. The funeral was held Monday from the late home
and from St. Mary's church. Burial in Calvary cemetery, Canandaigua.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 January 1909
Mrs. Mary Sheehan, aged 46 years, died this morning at the City
Hospital. She was the widow of Joseph Sheehan and formerly resided on
Exchange street. She leaves one daughter, Miss Sadie Sheehan and four
sons, George, Luke, Joseph and Peter Sheehan. The body was removed to
the home of Joseph Gleason of Wadsworth street. The funeral will take
place from St. Francis DeSales church at 9 o'clock Saturday morning. Burial
From Ontario County Journal 25 April 1884
Michael Sheehan, who had until recently been working near
Centrefield, took the 3:50 train at this station Sunday for the purpose
of going to Chapinville, where he had obtained employment for the
coming season with Mr. Flannigan. While on the cars he was attacked
with sudden sickness, and was taken from the train at Chapinville in an
unconscious condition. Two physicians were summoned but all efforts to
revive him failed, and he died at 9 o'clock the same evening.
From Naples Record 8 February 1939
In Geneva on Sunday, February 5, 1939, occurred the death of Mrs. Nellie E. Sheehan, 65,
formerly of Naples. Mrs. Sheehan was a daughter of the late John W. and
Francelia Cramer Smith, and was born in Cohocton on December 2, 1873.
In 1893 she was united in marriage with Dennis F. Sheehan, and they
resided in Washington, D. C. until his death six years ago. She has
made her home with her son, William Sheehan, in Geneva for the past six
yrs. Besided the son, Mrs. Sheehan leaves four grandchildren; one
brother, Lyman H. Smith, and one sister, Mrs. Harriet D. Rackham, both
of Naples. Services will be held today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from the
home of her brother, Lyman H. Smith, in Naples, the Rev. John H.
Sandmeyer of the Naples M. E. Church, officiating. Burial will be made
in Rose Ridge cemetery, Naples.
From Ontario County Journal 9 May 1884
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Last
Monday evening Timothy Sheehan met with a terrible
accident. As he was driving home from the village his team became
frightened and unmanageable. He was thrown from the wagon opposite the
residence of Moses Eggleston striking his head.
He lived about twenty minutes after the accident. The funeral
services were held Wednesday morning at St. Bridget's church.
From Ontario County Chronicle 16 January 1901
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - On Saturday evening occurred the death
of Mrs. Timothy Sheehan, aged about 50 years. She leaves
beside her husband and nine children one sister, Mrs. John Mahoney of
South Bloomfield, to mourn her loss. The family have the sympathy of
the entire community in their sad bereavement.
From Ontario County Journal 14 October 1904
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral of William Sheehan was
held from St. Bridget's church on Saturday morning, Rev. P. A. Neville
officiating. Mr. Sheehan was one of the oldest residents of this town,
having reached the age of 91 years. His mind was strong to the last
though his had weakened under the weight of the years. He had been a
resident of this town for 45 years. His death occurred on October 6 at
the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Bouglass.
Penn Yan Democrat 29 December 1922
William F. Sheehan, aged 58 years, former assistant chief of
police, died at Memorial Hospital Thursday night, following an
operation. He had been in ill health following injuries received when
he was struck by an automobile in October. Mr. Sheehan was a member of
the city's police force nearly 30 years, during which time he gain
considerable prominence as a sleuth. He was born in Farmington but
resided in Canandaigua most of his life. He began his duties with the
local police force when he was appointed patrolman in 1891. He served
for about a year, returning to the force in 1893 for a short time. In
1894 he was reappointed, serving continuously until 1912 when he
received the appointment of assistant chief of police, concluding his
duties August 1, 1921. Since then he had been employed by the state
highway department and was recently named by John A. Doyle, formerly of
Canandaigua, as a member of the Waley-Doyle Detective Bureau of
Rochester. Owing to his illness he had not begun active duties in his
new capacity. Deceased leaves his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Patrick
Hoban of Penn Yan; and a son, Edward Sheehan; also three sisters and
four brothers, Mrs. Margaret Saxton and Dennis Sheehan of Canandaigua;
Mrs. John Burns of Phelps; Mrs. Mary O'Brien of Auburn; John Sheehan of
Rochester; Charles Sheehan of New York and Daniel Sheehan of Naples.
Funeral services were held from St. Mary's Church Tuesday morning, with
interment in Calvary cemetery. Canandaigua Council, Knights of
Columbus, of which deceased was a member, attended in a body. Canandaigua Times
From Geneva Daily Times 14 May 1955
William Fahy Sheehan, Sr., 61, of 204 William St.; father of Lt.
Col. William F. Sheehan, Jr., commanding officer, 108th Armored
Infantry Battalion with headquarters in Auburn, died early this morning
in his home as a result of a heart attack. Mr. Sheehan was born Feb.
18, 1894, in Middlesex, the son of the late Dennis F. and Nellie Smith
Sheehan. He received his early schooling in Middlesex and at an early
age moved to Washington, D. C. with his family, and attended schools
there. His father was employed in the Bureau of Engraving and Printing
in the Capitol. Mr. Sheehan was formerly associated with Patrick
Sheehan in the Mercantile Paper Co., this city, until the early 20's.
He then took a position with the John Cox Candy Co. in Canandaigua and
in the late 20's returned to Washington, D. C., to become a partner
with Raymond Shriener in the Big Vein Coal Co. He returned to this city
in 1934 and has been employed at the American Can Co. in the assembly
department since that time. Besides his son, William, Geneva RD 1, he
is survived by his widow, Jane Ross Sheehan; two other sons, John W.,
Washington, D. C., and Robert M. at home; one daughter, Nancy Jane, at
home; six grandchildren. Mr. Sheehan was a member of Geneva Lodge 965,
F. and A. M., and the Royal Arch Masons, No. 36; the International
Association of Machinists and the Methodist Church.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 September 1914
Funeral services for the late William J. Sheehan were held with
solemn high mass at 10 o'clock yesterday morning at St. Frances de
Sales church. Mr. Sheehan is survived by a wife and daughter, Margaret.
He was the senior member of the firm of Sheehan and Hennessey and had
resided in this city for the past four years. The pall bearers, all
cousins of Mr. Sheehan, were: John Gartland, William Reels, John
Sheehan, William Hennessey, William Sheehan and Michael Lee. Among the
out-of-town relatives were William Hennessey, Mrs. Hennessey, Miss Kate
Sheehan, of Rochester; Mr. and Mrs. Reels of Clifton Springs, Mrs.
Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. Burns and daughter of Phelps; Mr. Gartland,
William Sheehan and wife, John Sheehan, Mrs. Partis, Mrs. Saxton, Mrs.
Douglass, and Mr. and Mrs. McLaughlin of Canandaigua; Michael Lee and
wife, Timothy Lee and wife, William Lee and wife of Gorham; William
Giligan and Mrs. Giligan, M. H. Ares, and Sheriff L. R. Bates of Penn
Yan; Mrs. McCue of Seneca Falls; Daniel Sheehan and wife, and Miss
Melick of Washington, D. C.; Mrs. Rucum of Naples.
From a Rochester NY Paper, December 1911
CEYLON H SHEFFER IS DEAD AT SHORTSVILLE
On Guard At White House When Lincoln Was
Shortsville, Dec 8 -- Ceylon Henry Sheffer, a well known
resident of this town, died at the residence of
his daughter Mrs. Minnie Sheffer Brown, Main St., about
7 o'clock this morning after a sixth month's illness with Bright's
disease. He was born July 25, 1842 at Scottsville, a son of Roswell and
Mary Hillard Sheffer and a descendant of Peter Sheffer, the first white
settler west of the Genesee River. He came to Littleville, one
mile south of Shortsville, with his parents, when he was 12 yrs. of
age, and in 1860 moved to Shortsville , where he has since resided.
was a veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted in August 1861, at
Manchester, in Company H, 126th regiment
of the New York Volunteers. He received a wound in the right lung
during the battle of Gettysburg. Later he served in the Reserve
Invalid Corps, at Washington, and was on duty as guard at the White
House the night Lincoln was
assassinated. On his return from the war, he went
into business with his father in Shortsville, manufacturing plows,
cultivators, and other implements, his factory being on the present
site of the east shops of the Papec Company's Plant. He was
married to Miss Emma Thatcher of Shortsville, on October 14,
1866. She died on October 14, 1883. He was a charter member
of Herendeen Post, G. A. R., of Shortsville and has always been
interested in Grand Army affairs. He
was a member of the Shortsville Presbyterian Church, and in politics
has been a stanch Republican all his life.
He leaves two daughters and one son, Mrs. Minnie Sheffer Brown, of
Shortsville; Mrs. Williamsher of Rochester; Edward T. Sheffer of
Shortsville; two brothers, John B. Sheffer, of Shortsville; and Allen
R. SHEFFER of Houston, Texas, formerly of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs.
Etta Dikeman, of Clifton Springs, and Mrs. Henry Harmon, of Rochester,
and five grandchildren; Earl Sheffer and Ellsworth, Edward, Calvin, and
Martha Brown, all of Shortsville. The funeral will be held at the home
of his daughter at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by Herendeen
Post. Interment will be made in Brookside Cemetery, Shortsville.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 January 1929
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Florence Mills Sheffer, wife of
Edward T. Sheffer, died at her home on Hebron avenue on Monday. She is
survived by her husband and one son, Earl G. Sheffer of Tarrytown, N.
Y.; one sister, Miss Mary Mills of Lindsay, Canada; two brothers,
William Mills of Lindsay, Canada, and Newman Mills of Detroit, Mich.
Funeral services will be held from the home at 2:30 o'clock on Thursday
afternoon, Rev. William Brown of Phelps will officiate. The burial will
be in Brookside cemetery, Shortsville.
From Shortsville Enterprise 30 March 1916
The death of Mrs. Horace W. Sheffer occurred at her home
in the town of Farmington last week Tuesday afternoon, following an
illness of five months with heart trouble. Her age was 70 years. Mrs.
Sheffer was born in the town of Farmington on August 14, 1845, the
daughter of the
late David and Amanda McLouth Pomeroy. She has always made her home in
Farmington. She was married to Mr. Sheffer, also of Farmington, in
December, 1862, and he survives, together with two sisters, Miss
Josephine Pomeroy of Farmington, and Mrs. Mary Latting, whose
whereabouts are not known. The
deceased was a kind and loving woman, always willing to lend a helping
to those in need or distress. Her fine nature won for her the love and
of a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.
From Victor Herald 30 August 1901
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Last Thursday morning occurred the death
of Mrs. Margaret Sheffer, a former resident of Farmington, at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. George A. Speaker, at the age of 88
years. She is survived by three sons, Henry Sheffer of Albany; Horace
of Farmington, and Charles of San Francisco, Cal.; and two daughters,
Mrs. L. M. Dibble of Ionia, and Mrs. George A. Speaker, residing here.
Funeral services were held at her late home Friday afternoon, and the
remains were taken to North Chatham for interment.
From Rochester Union & Advertiser Sun Mar 26, 1905, Monroe Co. NY
DEATH OF MRS. MARY SHEFFER - Widow of Roswell Sheffer Dies
in Her 88th Year
Mrs. Mary SHEFFER, widow of Roswell Sheffer, died in the
Hahnemann Hospital, Friday evening, aged 87 years. Mrs. Sheffer was the
last of the pioneer family of SHEFFERS. Peter Sheffer, her husband's
father, is said to have been the first white settler in the Genesee
In 1789 Peter Sheffer purchased of Indian ALLEN a tract of land at the
mouth of Allen's creek, and added to his holdings until he was, next to
the Wadsworths, the largest holder of the lands of fertile Genesee
valley. Mrs. Sheffer was born in Livonia, Livingston county, and
was a daughter of Captain Harry Hilliard, who served in the War of
1812. When she married Roswell Sheffer, the youngest son of Peter
Sheffer built the cobble-stone house which now stands in a hickory
grove just off the main road in the village of Scottsville, as a
wedding present. Mrs. Sheffer lived for a number of years in this
home, her husband owning the farm, later known
as the Budlong place. Among her early friends in Scottsville were Mrs.
D. D. S. Brown, the Hanfords, Dr. Edison, and others of the older
In the early fifties Mr. and Mrs. Sheffer moved to the town of
Hopewell, Ontario county, and before there was any Presbyterian church
in that vicinity the family drove to the old Congregational church in
Canandaigua. Soon, however, she and her husband, with ten others,
formed the Presbyterian Society at Shortsville, the beginning of that
prosperous church, which now stands on the main street of that
village. She was the last but one of the original twelve members.
Her husband served as elder and superintendent of the Sunday-school of
that church for many years, and up to the time of his death
in 1873. A beautiful memorial window in the church commemorates his
long and useful service. Both Mrs. Sheffer and her husband were
prominent in church, charitable and educational work in the village
of Shortsville and its vicinity, to which Mrs. Sheffer was greatly
attached. She retained her home opposite the church until within the
past few years, when, owing to feebleness, she removed to Rochester to
be with her children.
Mrs. Sheffer leaves her three sons, Ceylon H. Sheffer and John B.
Sheffer, of Shortsville, and Allen R. Sheffer, of Rochester, and two
daughters, Mrs. J. H. Harmon,
of Rochester, and Mrs. E. S. Dickeman, of Geneva, besides several
grandchildren. The funeral service will be held in the Presbyterian
Church at Shortsville at 2 o'clock this afternoon. The interment will
be in the family lot in Brookside cemetery.
These obituaries are donated by Robert J. Sheffer.
Many thanks, Robert.
From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 16 August 1906
Mrs. Chester C. Sheffield died at the home of her brother-in-law,
Chauncey Sheffield, at Valois (North Hector) last Monday, August 13th.
She had been a resident of Geneva for about twenty years. Her funeral
will be held from the Baptist church at Interlaken this afternoon at
From Ontario County Journal 23 September 1892
Manchester, N. Y. - Mrs. Harriet Sheffield, a former resident of
this place, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Van Wormer in
Chautauqua county on Saturday, the 17th inst. Her remains were brought
to Shortsville and funeral services were held from the South Farmington
Friends' meeting house on Tuesday morning.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 29 January 1933
Shortsville, N. Y., Jan. 28 - Julian Newton Sheffield died
yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Cora H. Ketcham at Seneca
Castle. He was born in Farmington Sept. 15, 1847. He married Lillian
Aldrich Nov. 9, 1870, and has been a resident of Ontario County for his
lifetime. He leaves, besides his daughter, a brother, Adelbert
Sheffield of Shortsville; and two sisters, Mrs. Augusta Hickey of
Warren, Pa. and Mrs. Josephine Warner of Eureka, Kan. The funeral will
be held at the home of his daughter at Seneca Castle Sunday afternoon
at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be in South Farmington Cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 3 February 1904
Mrs. Maria Sheffield, an aged and highly esteemed resident of this
village, died at her home in Gorham street, Sunday, January 31, aged 81
years. Mrs. Sheffield was a direct descendant of the Herendeens of
Farmington, and was widely known. She was a woman of sturdy character,
deep rooted religious conviction and was beloved by all who knew her.
Her husband died many years ago. She had been in feeble health for
several years, due to her advanced age. She is survived by three
daughters, Mrs. Edward Pierson of Batavia, Mrs. Walter G. Mason of
Manchester, and Miss Clara Sheffield of this village, and one son,
Charles Sheffield, who is now in the West. The funeral was largely
attended from the family home yesterday, the interment being at
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 20 September 1923
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Emma C. Shekell, wife of Henry
C. Shekell, died this morning after an illness of two years. She
leaves, besides her husband, one son, Eugene; one stepson, Richard
Shekell; her father J. F. Wilbur; one sister, Mrs. J. R. Bostwick; and
one brother, Charles E. Wilber. Private funeral services will be held
from the home of Mrs. J. R. Bostwick at 2 p.m. on Friday, Rev. Ruthven
S. Chalmers officiating. Burial will be made in Clifton Springs
From Geneva Daily Times 15 October 1928
Orleans, N. Y. - The death of Henry C. Shekell occurred at
the Shekell homestead on the West Road about four o'clock Saturday
morning after a two days illness following a shock which he sustained
early Wednesday morning as he was arising from his night's rest. He was
82 years of age. Henry C. Shekell, son of Lucretia Cost and Richard
Shekell, descendant of one of the pioneer families of Ontario County,
was born in Clifton Springs February 14, 1846, and his entire life has
been spent in this vicinity. Mr. Shekell was thrice married, his first
wife being Miss Marcelia Stilwell of Clifton Springs, and the second
Miss Cynthia Aldrich of Manchester and to them was born a son, Richard.
He was later united in marriage to Miss Emma Wilbur of Clifton Springs,
who died September 19, 1923, leaving one son, Eugene, with whom he has
since made his home. Surviving relatives are two sons, Richard and
Eugene; four granddaughters, Mary, Cynthia, Verna and Charlotte; and
five grandsons, Richard, John, Frank, William and Leon C. Shekell, all
of this vicinity; also three nieces, Mrs. Bertha Cost of Chicago, Ill.,
Mrs. Lottie Wader of Scranton, Pa., and Mrs. Fanny Rockwood of
Canandaigua. The funeral service will be held from his late home Monday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. J. Elmer Frazee, pastor of the
Clifton Springs Baptist church officiating. Garoga Lodge, F. and A. M.,
of which organization deceased has long been a member, will attend and
have part in the service. Burial will be made in the family lot in the
Clifton Springs cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 11 March 1904
Mrs. Lucretia Cost Shekell, widow of Richard H. Shekell, died on
Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank P. Warner, Main
street north, in the eighty-fourth year of her age. Mrs. Shekell was a
native of Clifton Springs and had resided in that village and Hopewell
most of her life. About two and a half years ago, she came to reside
with her mother, Mrs. Warner, who has tenderly cared for her in her
declining days. Death was caused by grip, from which she suffered for
two weeks. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Warner and Mrs. D. C.
Archer, of Clifton Springs; and one son, Henry C. Shekell of Hopewell.
Mrs. Shekell had been a member of the Methodist church for many years,
and Rev. J. Wallace Webb conducted the funeral services at the Warner
home on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock. The remains were taken to
Clifton Springs for interment.
From Ontario County Journal 13 July 1900
Albert C. Sheldon died at his home on Gorham street on Friday
evening after a three weeks' illness from Bright's disease and other
complications. Mr. Sheldon was born in Penfield 68 years ago, and when
a small boy, he entered the family of Simeon R. Wheeler at South
Bloomfield, where he remained until he was 21 years of age. After his
first marriage, he lived for a number of years at Mendon. His second
wife was Miss Ella Beach, who died two years ago in May. Their home was
at East Bloomfield for a while, and then they removed to this village
26 years ago. Mr. Sheldon was overseer of the poor of this town for
several terms. He was sexton of the Presbyterian church and janitor at
the McKechnie bank at the time he was taken ill. Mr. Sheldon possessed
a fine bass voice, and during his residence in East Bloomfield, he sang
in the Congregational church, and afterwards was leader of the
Presbyterian choir in this village. He leaves two daughters, Mrs.
Howard Smith of Mendon Center, and Miss Mary E. Sheldon of this
village. The funeral services were held from the home Monday afternoon
at 4 o'clock, and were conducted by Rev. H. Wyse Jones.
From Victor Herald 23 March 1900
Mrs. Ann Sheldon died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edwin M.
Mott, of Farmington, Monday morning. Mrs. Sheldon was the daughter
of Daniel Gue, one of the early settlers of the town, and was 84 years
old. For three years she has been totally blind, and helpless for more
than a year. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Edwin Mott, of
Farmington, three sisters, Mrs. Mary P. Nichols, Mrs. Miranda Fritts,
Mrs. Catherine Hudson of Eden, Mich., and one brother, E. P. Gue, of
From "Friends' Intelligencer and Journal, Volume 57." Friends' Intelligencer
SHELDON.- At her residence in Farmington, Ontario
county, New York, on Second-day, Third month 19, 1900, Anna Sheldon, widow of
the late David Sheldon, aged 84 years, 4 months, and 8 days; a member of
Farmington Executive Meeting. [page 248]
Thanks to Martha Magill for this contribution.
From Ontario Repository and Messenger 26 August 1874
Fatal Accident - A correspondent of the Rochester Democrat gives
the following particulars of a fatal accident which occurred in South
Bristol last Thursday. He says: "Bert Sheldon, a son of C. H.
Sheldon, a boy about thirteen years old, living one mile distant from
this place, accidentally shot himself last evening about 6 p.m. He went
out into the field to milk his cow, taking along a gun to shoot
squirrels. An hour after leaving the house he was found lifeless near a
tree and his gun discharged. The accident must have occurred shortly
after he left home as the body was cold when found. He evidently lived
but a few moments after the accident. He was lying on his face with his
left hand and pocket handkerchief to his mouth. There was no other
wound except in the mouth and back of the neck, showing that the charge
had entered the mouth and passed through the neck. The theory adopted
is that the gun missed fire when the boy placed the muzzle in his mouth
to ascertain the condition. It went off producing the fatal result.
This sudden and untimely death falls with crushing weight not only upon
the family but the entire community, with all of whom he was a special
From Ontario County Journal 3 June 1898
On Thursday evening, May 26, Ella Beach Sheldon, wife of
Albert L. Sheldon, died very suddenly at her home on Gorham street. She
had been in her usual health during the day and had retired for the
night when stricken with apoplexy. She died within half an hour. Mrs.
Sheldon was 52 years of age, and leaves besides her husband, one
daughter. The funeral was held from the family residence Sunday
afternoon at four o'clock, Rev. J. Jones Lawerence officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 14 January 1898
Manchester, N. Y. - Mrs. Frances Sheldon died on Saturday,
Jan. 8, aged 79 years. She was a lifelong resident of this village.
Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 February 1909
Mrs. Frances Fiero Sheldon, aged 65 years, died last night at her
home near Seneca Castle. She is survived by her husband, Cassius
Sheldon; one son, Charles Sheldon; three brothers, Charles Fiero of
Hopewell, Oliver Fiero of Geneva, and James M. Fiero of Bellona; and
three sisters, Mrs. Melissa Hoover of Kelloggsville, Mrs. Mathilda
Crosier of Halls, and Mrs. Lucinda Kisor of Hopewell. The funeral will
take place Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Rev. H. D. Showers, pastor
of the Methodist church at Seneca Castle, will officiate and burial
will be in Whitney's Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 January 1908
Manchester, N. Y. - The death of Gardner L. Sheldon, one
of the oldest and most respected citizens of the town of Farmington,
occurred at his home Friday evening, after a short attack of the grip,
years. Throughout his whole life he was noted for his integrity and
dealing and for many years he held the office of supervisor of his town
and was one of its best known farmers. He was born in Farmington on
20, 1826, and was the son of John and Eliza Sheldon, early planters of
Farmington. He married Hulda A. Herendeen on October 17, 1849. Besides
his wife, he is survived by one son, A. G. Sheldon of Farmington, and
grandchildren, Edward E. Sheldon of Farmington, Evelyn, Alice and Albon
Sheldon of Farmington. Burial Friends Cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 30 January 1863
Sudden Death at Canandaigua - On Wednesday morning, Mrs.
George Sheldon, died suddenly at Canandaigua. She was the
wife of the trackmaster on the Central Railroad. At 12 o'clock at
night she was taken suddenly ill and expired at 4 o'clock, having been
sick but about four hours. It is supposed that she died of heart
disease as she was a large fleshy woman. Her husband is left with
three or four children, the youngest only four years of age.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 30 May 1918
Shortsville, N. Y. May 29 - The funeral of Mrs. Huldah Ann Herendeen Sheldon, who
died on Sunday, was held from her late home in Farmington at 2:30
o'clock this afternoon, and burial followed in South Farmington
cemetery. Mrs. Sheldon was 88 years of age and was well-known all
through this section. She was a daughter of the late Edward and Harriet
Cudworth Sheldon, and was born in the town of Farmington on March 8,
1830, one of a family of eleven children. Nathan Herendeen, the
pioneer, who exchanged his properties in Adams, Mass., for 1000 acres
of wild land in the town of Farmington and took possession of his
purchase in 1790, was her great-grandfather, and her grandfather.
Welcome Herendeen, was the first white child born in the town of
Farmington. She was a member of the Friends' Meeting, a birth-right
Quaker. Mrs. Sheldon leaves one son, Albion G. Sheldon of Farmington;
two grandsons, Edward Sheldon of Albany and Albion G. Sheldon, Jr., of
Farmington; two granddaughters, Mrs. Spencer Knapp of Palmyra, and Mrs.
Ross Gates of Chicago; one brother, Welcome Herendeen, living in
Michigan; and seven great-grandchildren.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 November 1906
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Libbie Ann Sheldon, widow of George B.
Sheldon, was buried at Woodlawn cemetery yesterday
afternoon. Mrs. Sheldon died Friday at Chicago, where she had resided
with her son, James Sheldon, who is now the only member of the family
surviving. Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon were one time residents of Canandaigua,
having been actively connected with the Brigham Hall Asylum, when Dr.
Cook was manager several years ago. After that for several years, Mrs.
Sheldon held a responsible position at the Institution for the Feeble
Minded Children at Syracuse.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 14 November 1906
Tillotson Sheldon of Cheshire died in the Soldiers Home in
Bath, Thursday, aged 67 years. His death was due to infirmities of age.
Mr. Sheldon went to the home about three weeks ago. He had served in
the Civil War in the Fifteenth New York Cavalry, and rose to the ranks
of lieutenant; he was also a member of the A. M. Murray Post while he
lived in this village. He is survived by his wife, and one son, Fred W.
Sheldon, of British Columbia. Interment was made in Cheshire.
From Geneva Gazette 28 March 1879
Wareham Sheldon, a venerable man of 95 years, died at his
residence in this village on Monday morning last. He was the
oldest person in Geneva at the time of
From Geneva Daily Times 2 December 1905
Mrs. Ellen Shelton, aged seventy-nine
years, died at 8:20 this morning at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Fenton E. Stilwell, of No. 71 Milton street. The cause of
death was paralysis, with which she has been ill for the past five
weeks. The deceased formerly resided in Odessa, N. Y. Besides her
daughter in this city, she is survived by one other daughter, Mrs.
Horton Charles, of Odessa; two sons, Henry Shelton, of Odessa, and
Homer C. Shelton of California, and a brother, Augustus Evans, of
Owego. A brief prayer will be said at the house Sunday afternoon at 5
o'clock and on Monday morning the remains will be taken to Odessa where
the funeral will be held at 2 o'clock that afternoon. Burial will be in
From Ontario County Times 18 March 1874
The Palmyra Courier says: Mrs. Shelton, wife of the Hon. Joseph
C. Shelton, of West Bloomfield, Ontario county, died at the
residence of Richard S. Williams, in this village, on Wednesday morning
of this week, after a painful and lingering sickness of six months. The
deceased was sister of Mrs. Geo. W. Cuyler and Mrs. R. S. Williams. She
was a lady universally loved and esteemed by a large circle of
relatives and friends, who will deeply mourn her loss, especially the
husband, who is so sorely afflicted in the loss of his companion.
From Ontario County Journal 19 March 1909
Canadice, N. Y. - Augustus G. Shepard, a long time resident of the
town, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. E. Colegrove, on March
11, his 86th birthday. Mr. Shepard was born in the town of Cohocton.
When about 40 years of age he came to this town, living on the same
farm until about a year ago, when he came to reside with his daughter.
Mr. Shepard was twice married. His family of four children by his
former wife are all deceased, but two sons, William Shepard of South
Livonia, and Herbert Shepard, of Gordon, Neb., and two daughters, Mrs.
Jessie Colegrove and Mrs. Mrs. Jennie West, of this town, survive.
Their mother died 11 years ago. Mr. Shepard was a quiet, unpretentious
man, respected by all who knew him. The funeral services were held from
the home of his daughter on Saturday afternoon, Rev. W. W. Dailey, of
Springwater, officiating. The interment was made in the Evergreen
cemetery at Springwater.
From Ontario County Times 24 November 1875
Canadice, N. Y. - We have to record another death in town, that of
Bradley Shepard, which happened very suddenly a few days since.
He died at night, only about ten minutes after he was found to be
ailing by his wife, who was awakened by his struggles. He was about
sixty years old, and had been for some time a sufferer from disease of
the heart, of which he died.
From Geneva Gazette 30 July 1886
Mr. Chas. E. Shepard of Canandaigua, whose alarming illness
to last week, died Saturday evening. His disease was cancer of
the stomach. Few men of this county were more highly or
deservedly esteemed than the deceased. He had represented his
town in various offices,
including that of Supervisor, and was elected to a three years' term as
Superintendent of the Poor. He also took a lively interest in
live stock matters and was conspicuous in the conduct of our county
affairs. His death will be grievously deplored.
From Ontario County Journal 30 July 1886
The serious illness of Mr. Charles E. Shepard, which was
announced in last week's Journal, culminated on Saturday evening in his
death. The funeral services were held on Monday last at
11 o'clock, at St. John's church, and were very largely attended. Mr.
Shepard was born in this town in 1827, and had been many times during
his life called to positions of honor and trust. He was very
prominently known in agricultural circles, having been President
of the Ontario County Agricultural Society and President of New York
State Sheep Breeders' Association. He was an active and prominent
member of St. John's Episcopal Church, having been senior warden for
From Ontario County Times 21 July 1869
Our citizens were startled on the afternoon of Friday last by the
announcement that a lady had fallen dead in a fit at the railroad
depot. The report proved only too true. The lady referred to was Mrs.
Shepard, wife of Luther Shepard, Esq., of East
Bloomfield. She came to town to visit some of her relatives here, and
after taking dinner at the residence of Mr. J. C. Fairchild, on Main
street, walked to the depot with the design of going home on the
afternoon train. Soon after arriving at the depot she complained of
feeling faint, called for water, and immediately sunk to the floor and
expired. A physician was summoned, but life was extinct when he
cause of her death was apoplexy. The deceased was of middle age, a lady
most estimable character, and widely beloved. Her remains were taken to
Bloomfield by the same train on which she had designed to go while
From Naples Record 2 July 1941
George Powers Shepard, 79, formerly of Naples, died at the
Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, on June 24, following an
operation. He had made his home with his son at 376 Grenville Road,
Rochester. He was a son of the late Jerome and Clarissa Sturges
Shepard. In July, 1890, he married Caroline Smith, who died in
December, 1925. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Emma Freeman of
Pittsford, Mrs. Gladys Bramble of Hammondsport and Mrs. Ethel Henry of
Wayland; one son, Ray Shepard, of Rochester; three brothers, Augustus
and Jerome Shepard of Naples and Herman Shepard of Rochester; fifteen
grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.
Services were held in Rochester on Thursday, and burial was made in
Rose Ridge cemetery, Naples.
From Ontario County Journal 22 November 1889
Rushville, N. Y. - The remains of Herbert Shepard were
brought from Stanley Tuesday afternoon for interment in the Rushville
cemetery. The deceased was very highly regarded by his many young
companions here and in Middlesex, his former home.
From Victor Herald 26 April 1901
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Homer Shepard, a former well-known
resident in town, died very suddenly at East Rochester, Sunday
afternoon. For some years he lived in Michigan and engaged in the fruit
tree business and was in Rochester buying nursery stock. While talking
with a Mr. Costich, he complained of pain in the lungs and of shortness
of breath, and, staggering, fell to the walk and expired. He was
bleeding slightly at the nose. His remains were taken to the morgue
where Coroner Kleindienst held an inquest and returned a verdict of
death from hemorrhage of the lungs. His brother, who lives at Burr
Hill, was notified and telegraphed he would come and take charge of the
remains. Deceased was 71 years of age. He was a son of the late Moses
Shepard, who was well-known in adjoining counties, having carried on an
extensive business for years in flouring and shipping flour, at
Shepard's Mills. For some years the deceased has not been in town, and
but little was heard from him. His remains were brought here Tuesday
evening and interred in the Village Cemetery beside those of his wife
and a child who died some years ago.
From Ontario County Journal 1 November 1878
It is our
painful duty to announce the death of John R. Shepard, which
suddenly occurred at his residence in Canandaigua, the 28th ultimo. Mr.
Shepard returned from an extended business trip on the 15th, and to his
family appeared to
be in usual health. The next day he was prostrated by an
attack of typhoid fever of so violent a nature, that until his death he
was delirious. His funeral was attended Wednesday afternoon from his
late residence, by a large concourse of
citizens, including many members of the Fire Department, of which Mr.
Shepard had been a member. Thus in the prime of life, surrounded by all
that could make life enjoyable, has been taken from our midst a man,
who by his strict integrity in all his dealings with his fellows, and
by his genial manners and blameless life had won the sincere respect of
all with whom he came in contact, and the warm friendship of all his
intimate acquaintances. The citizens of Canandaigua unite in extending
to the widow and family friends of the deceased their heartfelt
sympathy in the sad bereavement.
From Ontario County Journal 4 March 1898
Canadice, N. Y. - Mrs. Minerva, wife of Augustus Shepard, died
her home on Bald Hill on Thursday, Feb. 24, aged about 60 years. She
leaves a husband, two sons and two daughters. Interment took place in
the Evergreen cemetery at Springwater.
From Ontario County Journal 22 April 1910
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - On Saturday occurred the death of Mrs.
H. Shepard, after an illness of several weeks from heart
trouble. In Mrs. Shepard's death the community has met with a distinct
loss, as her long and useful life began and ended here. She was the
daughter of Robert Taft and Rhoda Plympton and was born in West
Bloomfield in 1831. In 1862 she was married to Myron H. Shepard who
survives her, with two daughters, Mrs. George B. Ayres and Miss Clara
Shepard; also two granddaughters. Of eight brothers and sisters, two
are living: Lewis Taft of this town and Mrs. Chloe Thomas of East
Bloomfield. In her earlier years Mrs. Shepard was a successful teacher.
She possessed artistic taste and skill and was an ardent lover of the
beautiful. She was an enthusiast in the cultivation of plants and
flowers. She loved books and was endowed with rare literary ability; a
delightful entertainer, given to hospitality, loyal to her friends. She
was a power for good in the community as well as in the church, of
which she was a consistent member, having united with the
Congregational church in her youth. For years she was a member of the
church choir and a faithful teacher in the Sunday school; a working
member of the Ladies Aid society and the Missionary society. Her
relations to her family, as wife and mother, were indeed ideal. Her
devotion, her self-sacrifice, her counsel and her cheer, her patience
in her extreme physical weakness, furnished an unusual example of
Christian character. The tender regard of all who had known Mrs.
Shepard is felt for the bereaved family.
From Ontario County Chronicle 22 June 1904
Naples, N. Y. - At North Bloomfield on the 13th inst., occurred
the death of Prentis W. Shepard, a former resident of Naples,
of heart disease. Deceased is survived by a widow and three children,
William and Laverne of Washington and Mrs. Frank Conklin of North
From Ontario County Journal 26 October 1900
William Shepard, 18 years old, son of E. D. Shepard, a prominent
resident of West Bloomfield, was killed on Wednesday afternoon by the
accidental discharge of a gun. The particulars of the shocking accident
are as follows: young Shepard and a son of John Diver, of Lima, were
hunting in the town of Richmond, and after fording Honeoye Creek had
seated themselves on the bank and were drawing on their shoes and
stockings. When Diver had finished, he asked Shepard to hand him his
gun, which was standing against a tree near to Shepard. Complying with
the request, Shepard reached out for it and grasping the muzzle, pulled
it toward him. In some way the hammer caught on a stump and the gun was
discharged, the entire load entering his abdomen. By the aid of men
working near, the unconscious boy was taken to a house and Dr. E. B.
Sayre, of Allen's Hill, was summoned. All efforts to restore him to
consciousness were futile and he died at three o'clock.
From Ontario County Journal 11 April 1913
Stanley, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Charles Shepherd occurred
at her home on Main street on Monday morning, after an illness of
several weeks, but she had been confined to her bed for only two weeks.
She was a kind and obliging neighbor and friend and will be missed by a
large number of friends. Funeral services were held on Thursday morning
from the home and the body was taken to Rushville for burial. The
deceased was a member of the Methodist church of this village, and the
pastor, Rev. Bruce Pierce, had charge of the services. A husband and
four daughters, Mrs. Bell McDill of Hector; Mrs. Laura Carson of
Stanley; Mrs. Marion Brewer of Seneca Castle, and Miss Alice, who
resides with her parents, are left to mourn the loss of a loving wife
and mother. Her age was 69 years. Two sons are buried at Rushville.
From Ontario County Journal 11 September 1896
Phelps, N. Y. - Benjamin Sheppard, a lifelong resident of this
place, a successful farmer and esteemed resident, suffered a stroke of
paralysis while seated at the breakfast table last week Tuesday
morning, at his home on Maryland street. The shock was a very severe
one and left him entirely helpless. He lingered along until the
following Sunday afternoon when he expired at the age of 79 years. His
wife died several years since, leaving three sons surviving. The
funeral services were held from the home at half-past two o'clock on
Wednesday afternoon and interment made at South Lyons.
From Ontario County Journal 25 November 1898
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Ellen Sheppard, aged 77, died on Saturday
last at the home of her son, Willard Sheppard. She was born in Ireland
in 1821, coming to this country when young. In 1839, she married
Bradley Sheppard in Lima and soon moved to Canadice, in which town and
in Naples she had since lived. She was distinguished for her kind heart
and unselfish life. She gave all of her three sons to her country's
service, one of whom, Horace, lost his life therein. The others,
Willard and William, reside here. Two daughters, Mrs. Mary Duncan of
Nebraska, and Mrs. Cox of Canandaigua survive her. She had been for
more than a half a century a member of the Methodist church in
Canadice, and her remains were taken to that place for burial.
From Ontario County Journal 10 March 1882
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Homer Sheppard occurred
Sabbath morning, after a lingering illness. She was 41 years of
age, and leaves a husband and four children to mourn her loss. Funeral
services were held on Monday afternoon, Rev. A. F. Steele officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 September
Mrs. Martha K.
Sheppard, aged 24 years, died last night at five
o'clock at the City Hospital. She is survived by her husband, one
son, Paul; father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Boyes, and one
Clayton Boyes. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon
at 2:30 o'clock from the home of her parents, No. 62 Cherry street.
Rev. W. W. Weller will officiate and interment will be at Phelps.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 August 1909
Naples, N. Y. Williard G. Sheppard died at his home at noon
yesterday, aged about 60 years. He belonged to Company A of the 94th
New York Volunteers, was senior vice commander of the G. A. R., and had
been commander. He was collector and truant officer of the Naples Union
High School and also one of the constables of the town of Naples. He
was a man of good executive ability and will be especially missed in
the Bingham Post, G. A. R. He leaves a wife, sons and daughters.
From Ontario County Journal 13 August 1909
Manchester, N. Y. - There were present last week Thursday
afternoon at the funeral of Willard G. Shepard from
out-of-town: George Flint, coroner at Geneva; John VanBrooker, Mr. and
Mrs. Wallace Blake, Mrs. Carrie A. Cox of Canandaigua; Mr. and Mrs.
Elroy Fox and son of Clifton Springs; Horace Shepard of lake shore;
William Hines and James Smith. The burial was under the auspices and in
charge of Bingham post. Twenty-eight veterans and twelve Sons of
Veterans were in line, six of the latter officiating as bearers, and
six of the former as honor guard. Rev. C. G. Roop pronounced the
oration at the house. The burial was in Rose Ridge cemetery.
From Penn Yan Democrat 7 December 1923
Died, in Rushville, Wednesday, November 28, Mrs. Ida Harvey Sherburn, aged
46 years. She is survived by her husband, William Sherburn; her
daughter, Mrs. Leo Derby; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Harvey; one
sister, Mrs. V. A. Spry; and one brother, George D. Harvey, all of
Rushville. The funeral to be held from the home on Friday, Rev. K. M.
Walker, pastor of the M. E. church, officiating. Burial in Rushville
From Ontario County Journal 9 November 1888
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - The funeral exercises of Mrs. James
Sherburn were held at the Baptist church in this place
on Monday last. Mrs. Sherburn has not been blessed with very good
health for several years. She suffered greatly at times under that slow
but sure destroyer, consumption, and at last her worn-out nature
to the enemy, and she peacefully closed her eyes to the world and went
over to the other shore. Her death occurred in the village of
on Saturday, the 3d inst. Mr. Sherburn moved with his family to that
last spring and was employed by the Shortsville Drill Company. He has
paid every attention to the wants of his wife to relieve her of the
of her affliction, and nursed her with tender care. It is not wholly
that she has left him, but still hope would have deferred the day. The
husband and three children are the number which now comprise the
They have the kindest sympathy in their bereavement of all their late
and friends in this place.
From Geneva Daily Times 31 May 1934
Clifton Springs - Mrs. Dora E.
Sheridan died at her home here Monday night after a protracted illness
at the age of 40 years. She is survived by her husband, Earl D.
Sheridan, four children, Mary Elizabeth, Lillian Frances, Earl Ralph
and Donald Eugene, all of Clifton Springs; her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth
Albright of Geneva; three sisters, Mrs. Nancy Mae Mosher, Phelps; Mrs.
Ethel Larsen, Waterloo; and Miss Hazel Albright, Geneva; three
brothers, John Albright, Buffalo; Ralph Albright, Geneva; and Clarence
Albright, Syracuse. Services will be held from the home, 6 Van Vranken
Ave., Thursday, at 2:30 p.m., Rev. William Brown of Phelps officiating.
Burial at Canoga.
From Ontario County Journal 2 December 1910
The death of Honora Sheridan occurred at her home on Pearl
street Nov. 24, after an illness of one day. Mrs. Sheridan was born in
Ireland 75 years ago. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. H. J. Reinke;
two granddaughters, Mrs. Peter Long and Miss Catherine Phelps of
Canandaigua. Interment was in Calvary cemetery Saturday morning.
From Ontario County Journal 16 November 1894
John Sherly died at the home of his son in Hopewell last Sunday,
age about 70 years. He was a veteran of the late war and was a member
of Company E, 18th N. Y. Vol., and also of Company I, 97th N. Y. Vol.
Mr. Sherly had for many years past been practically incapacitated for
the performance of any kind of labor, yet this had no weight with Hoke
Smith and his allies, who removed his pension about three years ago for
a considerable length of time.
From Ontario County Journal 4 April 1890
On Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. M. Morse, on
Howell street, occurred the death of Charles A. W. Sherman, aged
years. The deceased was formerly well and favorably known as a
competent business man and patriotic citizen in Buffalo and Rochester,
the last twenty years he had lived with his daughter, Mrs. Morse, in
this village. He leaves three children: Mrs. James A. Cameron, of
Tenn., James Sherman of New York and Mrs. Morse of Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Journal 24 July 1891
The body of E. W. Sherman, of Clifton Springs, who
suicided at Niagara Falls last week Monday, by jumping into the river
above the falls, was recovered at the whirlpool Monday. Messrs. A. A.
Raymond and H. K.
Carpenter, of Clifton Springs, went after the remains Tuesday.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 15 August 1913
Geneva, Aug. 14 - The death of Mrs. Florence Sherman, wife
of Reuben Sherman, aged 41 years, of No. 52 West street, occurred last
night after an illness of a year. Her husband and one son, Walter,
survive. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock
from the home. Burial will be made in Washington Street Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 September 1908
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Despondent over long continued ill health, George
a well-known farmer of Bristol Springs, some twelve miles
from Canandaigua, committed suicide Sunday afternoon by hanging himself
to a beam in the loft of his barn. His lifeless body was discovered by
his son about 3 o'clock. The father had been missing from the house
since 12 o'clock, it is said, and a search was made for him, as it is
stated the family had fears that Mr. Sherman would kill himself, and
watched him closely. The son, finding that life was extinct, after
cutting down the body, notified Coroner Barton T. McDowell of Bristol
Center. Dr. McDowell rendered a verdict of death by suicide due to
melancholia. The family consists of Mr. Sherman's wife, two sons,
Arthur and Lynn, and a daughter, Miss Mary Sherman, all of Bristol
From Ontario County Times 5 April 1865
Died, of Chronic Diarrhoea, at the Naval School Hospital,
Annapolis, Md., on the 19th ult., Levi B., son of Mrs. Rhoda Sherman,
of South Bristol, aged 19 years and 2 months. Deceased was a member
of Company H., 4th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, and was near the expiration
of his term of service, having enlisted Aug. 1862, at the early age of
16 years. Escaping unhurt in several severe battles, he was captured on
the 25th of August last at Ream's Station, and consigned to the noted
Rebel prison at Salisbury, N. C., remaining there until February. He
was then paroled and brought on to the above-named place where he
lingered but four days, when death terminated his sufferings. Mr. S.
was a youth of grave and manly deportment and highly respected by all
of his acquaintances, both at home and in the army. To his widowed
mother, who was overwhelmed with grief on hearing of his contemplated
enlistment he remarked, "I do not go, mother, because I deem it a
pleasure; but a duty." His funeral will be held on Sunday, April 9th,
at 2 o'clock at the Cold Spring School House, South Bristol.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 December 1909
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Annie Bloodgood
McCall, wife of the Rev. Samuel B. Sherrill,
who is well-known throughout this section of the state, occurred at her
home on Crane street in this village on Thursday. The funeral services
will be held this morning at eleven o'clock and on Monday the remains
will be taken to Utica where they will be placed in the family plot in
the Forest Hill Cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 10 October 1912
Phelps, N. Y., Oct. 9 - The death of Mrs. Margaret Sherry, wife
of Michael Sherry, New York Central section foreman at this place,
occurred last night at her home in Church Street, after an illness of
nearly a year. Mrs. Sherry was 46 years of age. She was born in County
Wexford, Ireland, and came to this country 30 years ago. Since then she
has resided at Canandaigua and for the last nine years in Phelps. She
leaves her husband and two daughters, the Misses Margaret and
Elizabeth; three brothers, John, James and William Brown; and a sister,
all of whom reside in Ireland. The funeral services will be held Friday
morning at St. Francis Catholic Church, after which the remains will be
taken to Canandaigua and buried in Calvary Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 August 1918
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Michael Sherry, a
resident of this village for the last 15 years, occurred early Friday
morning after several months of failing health. The deceased was born
in Ireland about 60 years ago He formerly lived at Canandaigua, where
he was employed as a section foreman for the New York Central Railroad,
a position which he also held while a resident of this place. The
deceased is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Joseph Rubery
of Phelps, his mother and a brother, James, in Ireland; three brothers,
John, Patrick and Rhoda; and a sister, Mrs. Dennis Finnerty of
Canandaigua. The funeral services will be held at St. Francis Catholic
Church Monday morning and burial will be in the the Calvary Cemetery at
From Phelps Citizen 25 June 1931
John B. Sherwood, 68, who formerly resided on the Corwin farm two
miles west of this village and later removed to Mertensia, died at
Clifton Springs last Saturday following a long illness. Funeral
services were held in Clifton Springs Tuesday afternoon.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 May 1930
Hopewell, N. Y. - Charles S. Shettler died at his home on the
County House road on Tuesday morning following a shock which he
suffered on Saturday morning. Taken very suddenly on the road, while on
his way home from Geneva, Mr. Shettler was 62 years of age. He leaves
one daughter, Mrs. Hiram Pickering of Hopewell; and three
grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchel of Michigan; two
brothers, Reuben Shettler of Los Angeles, Calif., and John Shettler of
Corning; and a half-brother, Sidney White of California.
From Avon Herald News 10 August 1944
Josephine Beden Shettler, 54, died Saturday, Aug. 5, at Thompson
Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua. Besides her husband, Roy H. Shettler of
Lima, she is survived by two sons, Pvt. Floyd L. Shettler of Lima, now
at Fort Knox, Ky., and Frank L. Shettler, Fort Wayne, Ind.; two
grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Clara Beden, Clifton Springs; three
brothers, John and Ransom of Clifton Springs and Clarence of Buffalo;
and three sisters, Mrs. Emma Myers, Rochester, Mrs. Frank Chalker and
Mrs. Leon Goodman, Clifton Springs and several nieces. Funeral services
were held Tuesday afternoon in Clifton Springs. Burial in Pioneer
From Geneva Gazette 20 January 1899
Mr. Christopher Shewman died in this city Sunday night last in
the 87th year of his age. He came to Geneva about twenty years
ago and located in the eastern part of the village. He was twice
elected village tax collector and for twenty years consecutively served
as collector of school taxes. He rendered satisfactory account of
every cent received in such capacity. The deceased is survived by his
aged widow, four sons and one daughter. Three sons became
printers and two adhere to the calling yet, viz: Wm. A. of Randolph,
Harry W. of Rochester, and George W., proprietor of the New England
From Geneva Daily Times 4 March 1909
Harriet Newell Walling, widow of the late Christopher Shewman,
died at her home, No. 24 Geneva street. The deceased was taken ill
with pneumonia two weeks ago today, which in connection with heart
failure caused her death. She was born in Orange County, N. Y., March
28, 1826, which made her 83 years of age, lacking 23 days. After
residing in Elmira, Watkins and Rochester, she came to Geneva in 1869,
where she has since resided. She has lived in the house where death
occurred for 33 years. Mrs. Shewman was a member of the Methodist
Episcopal church and in early life took an active interest in church
work. The deceased is survived by five children, William A., of
Randolph, N. Y.; Elmer C., of Corning; Harriet M. and George W., of
Geneva, and Harriet W. Shewman of Rochester; seven grandchildren and
two great grandchildren.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 March 1907
Mrs. Emily M. Shields, aged 77 years, died Saturday afternoon at
her home on South Exchange street. She is survived by one sister, Mrs.
Sarah Pike of Phelps. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning
at ten o'clock from the house, corner of Washington and Exchange
streets. Rev. C. M. Sills, D. D., will officiate and interment will be
From Newark Gazette 23 January 1907
Port Gibson, N. Y. - Mrs. Barbara Shillinger, aged 75 years, died
last Tuesday morning at her home just north of here, and was buried
here Friday. Mrs. Shillinger was the mother of Mrs. Samuel W. Phillips
and George Shillinger. The direct cause of her death was an attack of
the grip. She leaves, besides the above-mentioned, a brother, John
Shillinger, who resided with her.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 February 1942
Gorham, Feb. 23 - Charles H. Shipman, 79, died Sunday evening in
the home of his son, Harry Shipman, in Gorham. He is survived by his
wife, three daughters, Mrs. Emerson Avery of Geneva, Mrs. Eva Baggerly
of California and Mrs. Curtis VanSickle of Stanley; five sons, Robert
and Harry of Gorham, George of Canandaigua, William of Stanley and
Thomas Shipman of the Canadian army; 27 grandchildren and 12
great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30
from the local undertaking parlors. The body will be placed in the
Gorham cemetery vault with burial in Sand Hill Cemetery in the spring.
Rev. F. T. Crumley, pastor of the Gorham Methodist church will
From Geneva Daily Times 30 January 1930
Mrs. Mary D. Shires
of Reed street died at the Geneva General Hospital today. Besides
her husband, Samuel J., she is survived by
one son, Robert; two daughters, Miss Della Louise Shires,
and Mrs. Malcolm Allen of Geneva; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H.
Turner of Charlotte; one sister, Mrs. William Sparks, also
of Charlotte and seven grandchildren. Mrs. Shires was a member of the
North Presbyterian church. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at
2 o'clock from her late home on Reed street with Rev. Alexander
Thompson of the North Presbyterian church officiating. Interment will
be in Sand Hill Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 9 March 1914
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Mary J. Shirley, wife
of William Shirley, of this village, occurred Sunday evening, following
a stroke of paralysis. She is survived by her husband; one daughter,
Mrs. William Peate, of Clifton Springs; one brother, James Potts of
Italy Hill. A brief service will be held at her home at 1:30
o'clock Wednesday and at the Baptist church at 2 o'clock. V. A. Sayre
will officiate. Interment will be made in the Clifton Springs Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 19 February 1897
Academy, N. Y. - Mrs. Clarissa Shoemaker, aged 83 years, died on
Thursday, the 11th instant. She was stricken with paralysis five years
ago. She leaves one son, Oscar Shoemaker of Academy.
From Ontario County Journal 8 October 1915
Manchester, N. Y. - Friends here have been notified of the death of Mrs. Caroline Pierce Short, widow
of Harvey N. Short, at her home in Clifton Springs on Sunday at the age
of 76 years. She was a daughter of Ezra and Eliza Pierce, and was born
on the Pierce homestead west of this village on December 1, 1888. In
her early life, she fitted herself for a school teacher and was later
among the prominent teachers of the state, and for many years was the
preceptress of the Troy High school. She was one of the first women in
Manchester to believe in higher education for women and during her
whole life was a student. She was united in marriage to Harvey N. Short
in February, 1876. She was a member of the Manchester Baptist church,
with which she united when a girl. She is survived by two sons, Ezra
Pierce Short of Clifton Springs, and Stanley Short of Pittsburgh, Pa;
one sister, Miss Clara Pierce of Manchester; seven nephews, C. P.
Osgood of Manchester, Louis P. Arnold, of Enterprise, Kans, Willis
Arnold of Seattle, Wash., Ralph and Raymond Arnold of Galveston, Texas,
Robert Arnold of Hoxie, Kans.; also two nieces, Mrs. Frank S. Short of
Manchester, and Mrs. H. Ferguson, of Texas.
From Ontario County Journal 30 May 1890
Mrs. Daniel Short, of Honeoye, departed this life, May 17th, in
the 60th year of her age, In this event a well-rounded, well-spent
earthly life was brought to a close. In the relations of daughter,
sister, wife and mother, their responsibilities had been faithfully and
affectionately fulfilled. Mrs. Short was the oldest daughter of the
late Dr. Willard
Doolittle. Her birthplace was Richmond, in which town she always
In 1851 she was married to Mr. Daniel Short. In early life Mrs. Short
profession of christian faith, and sought consistently to maintain such
profession. She leaves a husband, two sons and a daughter, a wide
of kindred and connections, and still wider circle of personal friends
kindly cherish her memory. The funeral was held May 20th, and was
attended. The services were conducted by the pastor of the
church, Honeoye, The burial was at Lake View Cemetery.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 31 May 1905
Honeoye, N. Y. - Daniel Short, one of our oldest and most highly
respected citizens, passed away at his home Tuesday evening, May 23,
after a short illness. Mr. Short was born in the town of Richmond, Aug.
16, 1823, and has lived the greater part of his life on his farm west
of Honeoye. He was married to Miss Persis E. Doolittle, October 10,
1851, and five children were born to them, two of whom passed away in
early childhood. Mr. Short was one of a large family, all of whom are
deceased except one brother, Spencer D. Short of this place. Besides
his brother he leaves three children, Louis Daniel Short of Rochester;
Mary Doolittle Short and Willard Scott Short, of this place. The
funeral was held at the house Friday afternoon, Rev. Burr, of Groton,
assisted by Rev. S. Mills Day, officiating. A very impressive part of
the ceremony was the singing of the songs, "Rock of Ages" and "Abide
With Me" by Asa Doolittle of Brockport. The interment was in the family
lot in Lake View cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 September 1939
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Edwin R. Short died yesterday at the
age of 76 years. He is survived by his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Lucas
Capel of Rochester. Funeral services will be held from Weld's Funeral
Home today at 3:00 p.m., Rev. Lester Schaff officiating. Burial in
Sunnyside Cemetery, town of Manchester.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 December 1908
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - At her late home about three miles west
of here on Sunday morning occurred the death of Mrs. Ellen H.
Short, widow of the late Asa B. Short, whose death occurred two
years ago. Mrs. Short's death came as a great shock to her family, she
having been around as usual all the morning. She had taken her bath,
eaten her breakfast and was lying on the couch for a little rest, when
she made an attempt to rise and fell over in her son's arms
unconscious. Mrs. Short had not been in her usual good health for the
past two years, but nothing serious was thought of her condition. Mrs.
Short was born 76 years ago in the house where she died and with the
exception of ten years had spent her whole life there. The funeral
services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at her late home and Rev. J.
Weston, a Baptist minister of Rochester and a former pastor of the
deceased, will officiate. Mrs. Short is survived by two sons, Edward
Short, of this village and Warren Short, who lived with her, three
grandchildren, Hazel Short, James B. and Leon Short, who also made
their home with her, and one granddaughter, Miss Ruth Short, of Clifton
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 18 January 1918
Honeoye, N. Y., Jan. 17 - Yesterday morning occurred the death of Fayette D. Short, at
his farm home near Richmond Mills, after a short illness. Mr. Short was
born June 15, 1842, and had always lived in this town. October 18,
1865, he married Miss Adelaide E. Reed, who survives him. He had been a
faithful member of the Congregational church. Besides his wife, he
leaves a son, R. R. Short, of Richmond Mills; a daughter, Mrs. A. B.
Newton of Fairport; three brothers, P. A. Short and D. A. Short of this
place and John Short; a sister, Mrs. Emma Hamilton of Van Etten. The
funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the home.
Burial will be made at Lake View cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 February 1911
Manchester, N. Y. - Harvey N. Short, a well-known resident of
the town of Manchester, died at his home two miles east of Clifton
Springs Tuesday night at the age of 78 years. He was supposed to be
recovering from an attack of pleurisy and his death came as a shock to
his family. He was the son of Nehemiah Short and was born near Port
Gibson on June 8, 1833, and for the past 35 years had lived on the
homestead where he died. He was a staunch Democrat in politics and in
his younger years he took an active interest in the work of his party.
He was united in marriage to Miss Caroline Pierce of Manchester in
October, 1873. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Stanley Short of
Pittsburg, Pa.; and Pierce Short of Clifton Springs; one brother,
Seneca M. Short of Port Gibson; and two sisters, Mrs. E. Packwood of
Clifton Springs and Mrs. Laura Smith of Port Gibson.
From Ontario County Journal 27 July 1883
Richmond, N. Y. - Richmond has lost one of her oldest and most
esteemed citizens by the death of Mr. Hiram Short, which
occurred at his residence near Honeoye on Tuesday morning, July 17th.
From Phelps Citizen 7 July 1904
The death of Mrs. Mary Short, widow of the late Jackson
Short, occurred last Saturday morning after a long illness with
malignant stomach trouble. Her age was 67 years. She was born in the
town of Manchester and had always resided in this vicinity, being held
in high esteem by all who knew her. She is survived by one son, A. J.
Short; three brothers, Charles Myers of Clarkson, N. Y., Andrew Myers
of Portland, Ore.; Albert Myers of Waterville, Washington; also two
sisters, Mrs. Eugene Holcomb, of Waterville, Washington, and Miss
Harriet Myers of Dunlap, Iowa. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon,
the Rev. V. A. Sage officiating and interment was made in the Gypsum
From Ontario County Journal 15 March 1912
Death came to Peter Showers, aged 28, at his home on Main
street south on Tuesday evening following a long illness from
tuberculosis. Deceased is survived by his wife, two children, Peter and
Eleanor; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Showers, Sr. Three
half-sisters and one half-brother also survive. Funeral services were
held at St. Mary's church at 9:30 o'clock this morning.
From Victor Herald 2 January 1903
On Saturday morning at about 10:30 occurred the death of Julius
R. Shulters at his home here. Mr. Shulters had been a great
sufferer from stomach trouble for a number of months, being unable to
digest his food, but until within about six weeks he kept about going
to the store each day. He has been engaged in the mercantile business
here for about thirty-seven years. He was a kind and obliging neighbor
and leaves a great many friends who sympathize with his children in
their bereavement. Mr. Shulters was an ever devoted and very indulgent
parent. The deceased was born in Mendon on September 3rd, 1832. He is
survived by two daughters, Mrs. John Travis of Belding Mich.; Miss Kate
Shulters of this place; and one son, Raymond Shulters. A brief service
was held at his late home Monday at 10 a.m., Rev. F. F. Buckner
officiating. The remains were taken to Mendon for interment beside his
wife and son. Bristol Correspondent
From Ontario County Journal 12 April 1889
Bristol, N. Y. - Mrs. Louise Shulters died at her home
Sunday, April 7th, aged 46 years, 11 months and 19 days. She was buried
at Mendon, (the home of her youth) the Rev. Mr. Stewart officiating.
From Ontario County Times 13 February 1878
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Robert Shulters died at her home in this
place on Friday morning, after a long and painful illness. The funeral
services were held at the home of the deceased on Sunday afternoon. The
Rev. Mr. Babb conducted the services.
From Geneva Daily Times 31 May 1940
The funeral of Inez E. F. Shumacher of 82 Genesee street,
who died Wednesday, will be held at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at the North
Presbyterian church. Rev. Alexander Thompson will officiate with burial
From Ontario County Journal 8 May
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. M. A. Shurbin died on Thursday last. Her last
illness was short, she having been out but a few days before her death.
She was a superior woman in every way, and there is profound sorrow in
our community. Her husband, I. B. Shurbin, is now left in his advancing
years and feeble health without a relative in the land. There is great
sympathy for him. A short funeral service was held at the house here on
morning, when the remains were taken to her former home, Avoca, for
burial. The high regard in which Mrs. Shurbin was held in her old
home was evinced by the beautiful and extensive floral display at the
Baptist church, and the large number of friends who met the funeral
cortege and crowded the church at the funeral service. Mrs. M. H. Davis
a sister of the deceased.
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