"She" to "Shz" Obituaries



From Ontario County Journal 7 February 1908

Thomas Shea
died at his home Main street south, on Wednesday afternoon, after an illness of two weeks from dropsy and pneumonia. He was 57 years old and for 37 years had been in the employ of the New York Central company. He leaves his wife, and one son, Charles, and one daughter, Margaret. The funeral will be held from St. Mary's church tomorrow morning.



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 he arose 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 Friday morning.

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 of 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 Corners church.



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 Ontario County Journal 20 April 1917

Manchester, N. Y. -  William Shearns
died at the home of his niece, Mrs. Thomas J. Ryan, a mile north of this village, on Sunday morning at 10 o'clock at the age of 82 years. He was born in Athlone, Ireland, February 17, 1835. In the year 1864 he was united in marriage with Miss Margaret Good, of his native town, and one year later together they
sailed for America. They located in Rochester, and ten years afterward Mrs. Shearns died, but Mr. Shearns continued to reside in Rochester until 1910, with the exception of two years which he passed in Batavia. In 1910 he came to Manchester to reside with his sister. He was the father of a daughter and two sons, two of whom are dead, the only survivor being a son, John Shearns, who is in the west. The funeral was held from St. Dominick's church at Shortsville on Tuesday, Rev. William Ryan, officiating, and burial was in Holy Sepulcher cemetery, Rochester.



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 Calvary Cemetery.



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 Cemetery



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 Rochester.



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 St. Patrick's Cemetery.



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 Killed
 
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.

He 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 hand to those in need or distress. Her fine nature won for her the love and admiration 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 valley.

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 prominent residents.

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 beautiful and 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 2:30.



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 Farmington.



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 cemetery.



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 Clifton Springs Press 24 May 1894

Richard Shekell
died very suddenly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dr. F. F. Warner, in Canandaigua, on Thursday morning last. Mr. and Mrs. Shekell were on a visit to their daughter, and he had been in his usual health until shortly after midnight, when he was taken suddenly ill and died in a few moments of apoplexy. Deceased was born in the town of Manchester May 25, 1809. He was one of the oldest and most respected citizens in this vicinity, and was an active member of the M. E. Church. His wife and four children survive him. The children are: Mrs. M. A. Archer, of Clifton Springs; Mrs. Cornelia L. Osgood of Rochester; Mrs. Harriet E. Warner of Canandaigua; Henry C. Shekell of Hopewell. The funeral services were held at his home in Hopewell on Saturday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. E. B. Gearhart, of Canandaigua. The interment took place in the family lot in the Clifton Springs cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 21 February 1919

Mrs. Augusta Shelansky,
aged 65 years, wife of Philip Shelansky of 56 Canal street, died this morning at 5 o'clock at her home, following an illness of several months. Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. James R. Shuttleworth of Amsterdam; two sons, Fred and Charles Shelansky of Geneva; two sisters, Mrs. Julius Heinz and Mrs. Peter Sawyer of this city. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence. Dr. E. B. Topping of the First Methodist church will officiate and interment will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 9 March 1933

Philip Shelansky
died last night at his home, 30 Canal street, after a long illness. Mr. Shelansky was born in Russia on March 17, 1841, and came to this country in 1865. He was in the scrap iron business here for many years, retiring some time ago. He was a member of the First Methodist church. He leaves two sons, Henry of Addison, N. Y., and Fred of Geneva, also several grandchildren. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at his late residence on Canal street with the Rev. Raymond H. Huse of the First Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Naples Record 6 February 1875

The death of old citizens always cast a gloom over the community with which so many years of life have been spent. Mr. Sheldon died at the residence of his son-in-law, W. W. Doty, Friday morning, Jan. 29th, aged 82 years. He was a man of unassuming manners, and those who knew him best respected his most. His active life was passed in West Hollow and South Bristol, where he had many friends. His funeral was held from the M. E. Church, Bristol Centre, on Jan. 31st, and his remains rest by the side of his wife and daughter.



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 Mason, Mich.

From "Friends' Intelligencer and Journal, Volume 57." Friends' Intelligencer Association, 1900.

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 favorite."



From Clifton Springs Press January 1924

The death of Charles E. Sheldon occurred Monday night at 11 o'clock, at his home on the Orleans-Chapin Road after a two week illness terminating in pneumonia. His death came as a great shock to a large circle of friends as he had not been considered seriously ill until a few days before his death. Charles E. Sheldon, son of Cassius and Frances Sheldon, was born January 21, 1867, at Townsend, N.Y. and came, when two years of age, to the farm that was long known as the Sheldon homestead, east of this village, where the family resided until a few years ago, when they purchased the Milton Warner farm. Mr. Sheldon, in his early manhood, married Miss Clara Francis, who, with his son LaVern Sheldon, and grandson, Glenn Sheldon, survive to mourn his loss. Deceased was a member of the M.E. church of Seneca Castle and the funeral services, which will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late home, will be conducted by his pastor Rev. Thompkins. Burial will be made in the family lot in the Whitney Cemetery.



From Clifton Springs Press January 1925


The death of Mrs. Charles E. Sheldon occurred very suddenly at her home on the West Road, Monday afternoon, January 19th, about 4 o'clock. She had been about her usual household duties until noon when she was taken ill and died a few hours later, without regaining consciousness. Clara Emogene Francis, eldest daughter of Jeremiah and Elizabeth Wolvin Francis, was born in the town of Hopewell, December 5, 1871, and her entire life was spent in this locality, where she had a large circle of friends. She was united in marriage to Charles E. Sheldon, who died last winter, on the 25th of February. Mrs. Sheldon is survived by her only son, LaVern Sheldon, and one grandson, Glenn Sheldon. The funeral was held, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from her late home with Rev. Cullinan of Seneca Castle M.E. Church and Rev. J. Scott Thompkins of Lyons, a former pastor, officiating. Mrs. Sheldon had been a faithful member and worker in the Seneca Castle M.E. Church and other organizations with which she was affiliated. Burial was made in the family lot in Whitney Cemetery.



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 15 June 1917

Enos Chauncey Sheldon,
oldest resident of Shortsville, died at the home of his daughter on Friday at the age of 96 years. He was a son of Abel F. Sheldon, whose wife was Lorena Hunn, his father being a native of Vermont and his mother of Massachusetts. Mr. Sheldon, who was known to his friends as "Chauncey," was born at East Bloomfield on Nov. 4, 1820, and for 75 years he visited the polls on election day and cast his vote without assistance. In 1844 he married Miss Ruth Persons, of Clifton Springs, the ceremony being performed at Bristol. She died at Shortsville on April 18, 1872. Mr. Sheldon came to Shortsville in 1868 and previous to that time had conducted stores at Clifton Springs and Canandaigua and had engaged in agricultural pursuits in the towns of Manchester and Canandaigua, owning farms in each town. In 1871 he became landlord of the Shortsville hotel and conducted one of the best hostelries in Ontario county for five years. In 1875, one year before retiring from the hotel, he engaged in the coal business, which he conducted until 1896, when he retired. Although giving up business, he continued to be an active man and often did work surprising for his age. He cast his first vote for John Tyler. A noticeable feature of Mr. Sheldon's every day life was that he could read without his spectacles, and his newspaper was a great comfort to him. He was ill very little through life. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Eugenia Harlow; a grandson, Chauncey Harlow, of Shortsville; and a granddaughter, Mrs. Willard Lusk of Rochester.



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, aged 81 years. Throughout his whole life he was noted for his integrity and fair 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 September 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 four 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 Ontario Repository & Messenger 21 December 1899

Henry Sheldon,
who died Saturday of pneumonia, was one of the oldest Drill Works employes. His widow, a son and two daughters survive. Rev. Green conducted the funeral Monday at the house.



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 his death.



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 Odessa.



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 was referred 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 agricultural and 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 many years.
 


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. Elizabeth 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 arrived. The cause of her death was apoplexy. The deceased was of middle age, a lady of most estimable character, and widely beloved. Her remains were taken to East Bloomfield by the same train on which she had designed to go while living.



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 The Naples News 21 May 1924 

At the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Fox, in Clifton Springs, occurred the death last Thursday of Mrs. Jennie Shepard, aged 72 years. Deceased was the widow of the late Willard Shepard, of Naples, and a good share of her life was spent in this village. She is survived by one son, Horace Shepard, of South Bristol, and one daughter, Mrs. Roy Fox, of Clifton Springs; also twelve grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the Clifton Springs Baptist church on Saturday at 10 o'clock, Rev. R. S. Chalmers officiating. The body was then brought to Naples, where services were held in Grange Hall, after which interment was made in Rose Ridge cemetery.



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 at 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. Myron 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 Bloomfield.



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 last 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 1906

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 brother, 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 cemetery.



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 yielded 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 Shortsville on Saturday, the 3d inst. Mr. Sherburn moved with his family to that place 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 pains of her affliction, and nursed her with tender care. It is not wholly unexpectedly 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 family. They have the kindest sympathy in their bereavement of all their late neighbors 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 75 years. The deceased was formerly well and favorably known as a competent business man and patriotic citizen in Buffalo and Rochester, and for the last twenty years he had lived with his daughter, Mrs. Morse, in this village. He leaves three children: Mrs. James A. Cameron, of Memphis, 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 Naples News 15 July 1936

Mrs. Elvira Sherman
passed away on Friday evening, July 10, 1936, at the family home, following quite a long period of declining health. She would have been 84 years old on the 26 day of August. She was born and had lived all her life, with the exception of a year of so, in the same home in which she died. By a long life of devotion to duty, she had endeared herself to a large circle of friends and relatives, who will miss her more than words can tell. The loss will be felt most keenly in the home, by her aged husband, with whom she had lived for nearly 62 years, and a daughter, Mrs. Lina Gelder, who had so devotedly cared for her, during her declining years. Mrs. Sherman had always been very active in church and community life, in the W. C. T. U. work and had for many years been a teacher in the Sunday School, her advice and admonition will live on in the years to come in the lives of many of the younger people, whose lives have been influenced by her example of Christian service.

Other relatives are an aged and only sister, Mrs. M. R. Smith, who had always been very dear to her; three grandchildren, Dr. Robert Gelder of Winthrop, N. Y., Mrs. Stern Lyon and Miss Grace Gelder of Naples, besides numerous nephews, nieces, grand-nephews and nieces. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Bristol Springs Church with burial in Coye cemetery. The large attendance and beautiful floral tributes bespoke the esteem in which she was held in the hearts of her friends.



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 Sherman, 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 Springs.



From Naples News 2 September 1936

Hiram C. Sherman,
aged 85, died Monday, August 31, at his home on the Bristol Springs road. He was born May 10, 1851, on Stid Hill. Mr. Sherman had been ill for some time. His wife, Mrs. Elvira Sherman, passed away July 10, last. They were married sixty-one years ago last November. Mr. Sherman was a member of the Bristol Springs Free Church and had Superintendent of its Sunday School. Mr. Sherman was a splendid example of good neighborliness and upright citizenship. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lina Gelder, of Naples; three grandchildren, Dr. Robert Gelder of Winthrop; Miss Grace Gelder of Naples; Mrs. Stern Lyon of Springwater; and one great-grandson, Robert Lomax Gelder, of Winthrop. Funeral services are being held this afternoon at the residence, at two o'clock, and at the Bristol Springs Free Church, at 2:30, the Rev. D. M. Ratcliff, minister of that church, officiating.Burial is in the Coye Cemetery, at Bristol Springs.



From Naples News 3 June 1931

Mrs. Jennie Hall Sherman,
81, died Friday at her home in the Bristol Springs road. She leaves two sons, Arthur and Lynn Sherman; one daughter, Ruby; two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Potter of Rochester and Mrs. Dennis McKahn of Centerfield; one brother, Charles Hall, also of Centerfield. Funeral services were held from the home Sunday at 2:30 o'clock.



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 Canandaigua.



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 Cemetery.



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 Bakery.



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 in Glenwood.



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 officiate.



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 Naples Record 2 June 1882

Academy -
We have to record the death of an old and respected inhabitant, Dennis L. Shoemaker, who died at his residence Friday morning, aged 73 years. Rev. Mr. Searls officiated at the funeral, and preached one of his good sermons. A goodly number were in attendance, notwithstanding the rain.



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 resided. In 1851 she was married to Mr. Daniel Short. In early life Mrs. Short made profession of christian faith, and sought consistently to maintain such profession. She leaves a husband, two sons and a daughter, a wide circle of kindred and connections, and still wider circle of personal friends to kindly cherish her memory. The funeral was held May 20th, and was largely attended. The services were conducted by the pastor of the Congregational 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 Ontario County Journal 2 August 1907

Honeoye, N. Y. - 
On Monday occurred the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Franklin Short, widow of the late Harvey Short, at her home in this village. She was born in the town of Richmond 88 years ago and had lived here her entire life. She had been in feeble health for nine years past and her death was due to old age. She is survived by her only child, Professor Frank B. Short, and one granddaughter, Miss Onalee M. Short. The funeral was held from her late residence on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Dr. A. A. Dill officiating. The interment was in Lakeview.



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 Springs.



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 Shortsville Enterprise 14 January 1929

Frank S. Short,
71 years old, died at his home in Clifton Springs on Sunday morning, following a week's illness. Mrs. Short was born in the township of Manchester on February 17, 1854, and with the exception of three years spent in Phelps, resided continuously on the homestead farm for 67 years. About four years ago he retired from his agricultural pursuits and took up his residence in the village of Clifton Springs. Mr. Short was educated at Canandaigua Academy and was married in 1879 to Miss Emma Bishop, who died in 1893. One son, Bishop Short, was born of this union, and his death ensued during the year of 1922. In 1902 he again married, taking as his bride Adda Osgood Clark. The survivors are his wife, two sons, William and Ralph Short of Rochester; and one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Taylor of Palmyra; one sister, Mrs. Frank S. Lapham of Clifton Springs, and a brother, Leslie Short, of Buffalo.



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 cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 2 June 1916

Honeoye, N. Y. - 
On Saturday afternoon occurred the death of Spencer D. Short at his farm home, one mile west of this village. Mr. Short was born July 31, 1832, and was a son of Daniel and Mary Doolittle Short. He was the last of 11 children. He was born in the town of Livonia, but when nine years old removed with his parents to this town, where he had since lived. In 1861, he married Miss Lorinda Pitts, daughter of Gideon Pitts, one of the first settlers in this town. He leaves his wife and six children; Mrs. E. O. Terry of East Bloomfield; Mrs. J. B. Bothwell, of Breckenridge, Mo.; Mrs. W. H. Ellis of Livonia, Wells S. Short, of Orange City, Iowa; Ralph R. Short, of Cle Elum, Wash., and Gideon Pitts Short, of Ellensburg, Wash.; besides 19 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Monday from the Congregational church, Rev. Gordon Henshaw officiating. Burial was made at Lake View cemetery.



From Shortsville Enterprise 24 June 1937

William Short,
59, of Oaks Corners died at the Strong Memorial hospital in Rochester on Saturday, following a short illness. He was a native of Manchester, son of Frank and Emma Short, and lived there until the year 1930, when he moved to Oaks Corners. The survivors are his wife, Mrs. Nancy Short; two daughters, Mrs. Verna Nolan of Point Pleasant and Mrs. Addie Crockett of Rochester; one brother and sister, Ralph Short of Rochester and Mrs. Benjamin Townsend of Palmyra; also five grandchildren. Funeral services were held from his late home on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Leon L. Swarthout, pastor of the Manchester Baptist church. The remains were laid at rest in Sunnyside cemetery.



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 in Glenwood.



From Ontario County Journal 8 May 1885

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 Sunday 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 is a sister of the deceased.



From Naples Record 6 September 1916

On Sunday, September 3, 1916, at the home of her son, William Schutz, on the lake road, occurred the death of Mrs. Anna May Schutz, aged 70 years. Funeral services will be held from the home tomorrow at 3 o'clock, Rev. 
A. H. McKnight officiating. Interment in Rose Ridge.



From Naples Record 13 December 1916

William H. Schwingle was born in Dansville, N. Y., September 21, 1842, and died very suddenly at his home in Naples on Saturday, December 9, 1916. His father and mother came from Germany. Mr. Schwingle enlisted in August 1862 in 28th Independent Battery, N.Y.V., and was honorably discharged July 31, 1865. He was a brave soldier and extremely patriotic. Hearing Dr. Wilbur and his people talking about our troubles in Mexico, he asked one of his sons to go upstairs and bring down his gun; clasping it in his feeble hands, he said, "I fought for my country once, and I would gladly do so again if I could." April 3, 1866, he was married to Miss Katherine Hoffman, of Perkinsville, and for thirty-four years they lived on the Monier farm, on the West Hollow road, retiring and coming to their home in Cohocton street about eleven years ago. Mrs. Schwingle survives him, also seven children: Jacob C, Conrad C , William J., Mrs. Jacob Cano and Mrs. William McGrew, all of Naples, and Mrs. J. L. Woodard, of Gulick; also sixteen grandchildren. This is the first death to occur in his immediate family. He also leaves two brothers and one sister, John Schwingle, of Cohocton; George Swingle, of Allens Hill, and Mrs. Foldine Hoffman, of Mt. Morris. Funeral services were held from the Presbyterian church at 2pm on Tuesday, Dr. J. H. France officiating, and interment was in Rose Ridge cemetery. Bingham Post, G. A. R., of which he was a member, attended in a body.



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