"Si" Obituaries



 
From Clifton Springs Press December 1910

Albinus Sibbett,
aged 71 years, died at his home in Port Gibson Sunday forenoon. Mr. Sibbett was born in Port Gibson and had lived all his life there. He leaves his wife and two sons, Alva and C. E. Sibbett. His funeral took place from his late residence Wednesday forenoon at 10:30 o'clock. Rev. W. Scott Tompkins, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, officiated. Burial was in Port Gibson cemetery.



From Fairport Herald Mail  4 November 1926

Alvah J. Sibbett
passed away at his home on South Main street Monday afternoon after an illness of several months. He was born on July 28, 1864, in Port Gibson, where he spent the greater part of his life. Mr. Sibbett was the oldest son of Albinus and Fidelia Snyder; his father was born in Port Gibson, but his mother came from Columbia county. His ancestry was a mixture of Scotch and Dutch and Connecticut Yankee. He grew up in Port Gibson, attending school there, and later went into business there when he was twenty years of age. Afterwards he lived in Clifton Springs and Wayneport, returning to Port Gibson in 1912, where he remained until 1920. He married Clotilda Malett, a native of Schuyler county, and she died in 1916. In 1920, he married Clara A. Sawyer, of Fairport, where he has since resided at 138 South Main street. He leaves his wife and an only daughter, Anne Sibbett Rowell. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 from his home, with interment at Port Gibson. The services will be conducted by Revs. E. B. Taft and J. C. Leffler.



From Ontario County Times 20 February 1884

Victor, N. Y. - Mr. Walter A. Sibbetts
died very suddenly at his home on Tuesday evening. He seemed as well as usual during the day, and retired about 8 o'clock. In about an hour he awoke with an intense pain in his head. Dr. Mead and Dr. Jackson were called, but the two physicians were unable to relieve the sufferer, and he died at about two o'clock. The cause of death is thought to have been bursting of blood vessels in the head. Mr. Sibbetts was about forty years of age, the sexton of the Presbyterian church, and a member of Charles Snyder Post, G. A. R. The remains were taken to Port Gibson where the funeral services were held on Friday.



From Ontario County Times 14 July 1875

Mrs. Sickles,
mother of Dr. J. P. H. Deming, died at her son's residence in this village, on Monday last. She was 76 years of age. The funeral was held at the house on Wednesday last, at 12 o'clock. Rev. Horace Eaton of Palmyra preached a healing discourse from the text "At eventide it shall be light." The deceased was taken to Palmyra for burial.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 10 January 1906

Shortsville, N. Y. - 
On Monday evening, Jan. 1, Mrs. Harriet B. Sickles, mother of Davis Sickles, died at the home of her son, aged 84 years. She is survived by two sons and one daughter, Samuel Sickles of Clyde; David Sickles of Shortsville, and Mrs. W. T. Percy of Rochester. The funeral was held in Clyde.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 20 January 1916

Victor, N. Y., Jan. 19 - Mrs. Mary W. Sidell,
wife of Theodore Sidell of Victor, died in her home one and one-half miles east of Victor at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. She was 63 years old. Mrs. Sidell's maiden name was Mary Luddington and she had been twice married, her first husband being the late John Ricely. She had lived nearly all her married life in the East Victor home where she died. Mrs. Sidell leaves, besides her husband, one daughter, Jennie, now Mrs. John McInerney; and three sons, Amos and Ward Sidell of Victor, and George A. Sidell, of New Brunswick, N. J.; six grandchildren; two brothers, Edward Huddington of Kansas and John Huddington of Elmira; and two sisters, Mrs. E. Peppard, N. J. and Mrs. Augusto Johnston of Pleasantville, N. Y.



From Ontario County Journal 4 August 1876

Victor, N. Y. -
Died in this place, on July 30th, Mrs. Mary Conover Sidell, wife of Mr. Theodore Sidell, and daughter of Wm. Conover, aged 26 years.  Mrs. Sidell had been confined to her bed but a few days and was not considered dangerously ill, but on Sunday morning, while all of her friends were unconscious of her danger, she quietly passed away, like a pure and spotless angel, into the higher and better world.  She joined the church in early life and was consistent and regular in her public and private devotions.  She was remarkably free from the vanities and follies of fashionable life, and loved noble simplicity and substantial worth.  The faithful wife, the loving mother, the dutiful daughter, the affectionate sister and friend, is thus early cut down.  In the death of Mrs. S. her parents, her husband, her sisters, and saddest of all, her little girl have met an irreparable loss for this earth.  It was like a thunderbolt from the clear sky, but they bow to the will of infinite wisdom and mercy.  The funeral was held on Tuesday at the residence of Mr. Conover.  Rev. Mr. Ennis officiating, assisted by Rev. Mr. Benham.



From Ontario County Journal 28 January 1916

Victor, N. Y. - 
The community was saddened last week when news that Mr. and Mrs. Sidell had both passed away at their home a short distance east of this village. Pneumonia, following grip, was the cause of each death. Mrs. Sidell died on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 and her husband died on Thursday morning at 9 o'clock. Both were ill but a short time. Mrs. Sidell was Mary Weed Buddington and was born in Rosedale, March 1, 1849. She was the widow of John Ricely, when many years ago she married Theodore Sidell, then a resident of Victor. Nearly all their married life was spent on the farm upon which she died. Mrs. Sidell was a woman of kindly and generous nature, always ready to help those in need, and loved her home and homemaking. Theodore Sidell was born in Akron, Ohio, June 24, 1845, and had for many years been a resident of this town. He bought poultry, fruit and vegetables, for which he had a market in Rochester. It was while on a business trip to that city that he contracted the severe cold which developed into grip and finally into pneumonia. Until within a year he was a robust man. Mr. Sidell was a member of B. P. O. E. and the members attended his funeral in a body. He was a fine neighbor and true friend, and his late home could not give standing room to the scores of friends who came to show their parting respects. His loss will be keenly felt by all. The surviving members of the family are two daughters, Jessie, the wife of John McInerney of Victor, and Jennie, the wife of Dr. Charles E. Padelford, of Holley; three sons, Ward and Amos, of Victor, and George of New Brunswick; nine grandchildren. Mrs. Padelford is a daughter of Mr. Sidell's first marriage, her mother being Mary Conover Sidell. Mrs. Sidell is survived by two brothers, Edward Buddington of Kansas, and John Buddington of Elmira; three sisters, Mrs. E. Peppard of New Jersey; Mrs. A. Johnson of Pleasantville, and Mrs. E. Munson of Macedon. Mr. Sidell is survived by a half-brother, John Sidell of Bedford, Ohio, and a half-sister, Miss Marion Sidell of Hudson, Ohio. The double funeral was held at the home on Saturday afternoon. Interment was in Boughton Hill Cemetery.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 16 May 1906

Mrs. Thlinda Sidney,
wife of William H. Sidney, died at her home in Ontario street Saturday evening of inflammatory rheumatism, aged about 40 years. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Elmer William Sidney, and two daughters, Ruth H. Sidney and Helen A. Sidney. The funeral services were held from St. John's church Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, Rev. F. P. Harrington officiating. Interment in Woodlawn.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 23 August 1915

Canandaigua, Aug. 22 - The funeral of Mrs. Maria Gifford Sidway, wife of George Sidway, was held this afternoon from the late home in North Main street. Mrs. Sidway leaves her husband and a daughter, Mrs. Cecil Rawlings, of this city. She was 76 years old. The interment was made in Woodlawn cemetery.



From Clifton Springs Press 7 March 1912

Phelps, N. Y. -  Jacob Siegwald,
aged 89 years. died on Tuesday morning at the home of his son, George, one mile north of this village. The deceased was a native of Germany and had lived in Phelps and vicinity for the past fifty-three years. He leaves four sons and three daughters, Henry and George, of Phelps; Charles, Jacob, Mrs. George Nevinger, Mrs. Jacob Nevinger and Mrs. D. L. Harmon, all of Warsaw. The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock on Thursday afternoon, at the home of George Siegwald, the Rev. W. H. York, pastor of the M. E. Church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Phelps cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 September 1907

Alice E. Siger, aged 25 years, wife of William E. Siger, died at the City Hospital at 1:30 this morning. The deceased is survived by her father, Rev. A. A. Frost, of Scio, N. Y., her husband, William E. Siger, two brothers W. H. Frost of New York City, and Stanley of this city; two sisters, Elenore of New York and Mrs. G. N. Manley of Canandaigua, and one daughter, Florence.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 29 July 1918

Geneva, July 28 -
The death of Mrs. Alice M. Siglar, aged 67 years, wife of Loomis F. Siglar of William street, occurred suddenly Friday night at the family home. The cause of death was heart disease with which Mrs. Siglar had been a sufferer for some time past. She is survived by her husband, two sons, Harry F. Siglar and George C. Siglar, of this city; three daughters, Mrs. A. H. Coolbaugh of Towanda, Pa., Mrs. W. A. Kenyon of Washington, D. C., and Mrs. H. Effie Miles of Geneva; four grandchildren, Harold Siglar, who is at Camp Haritan, N. J.; Robert Coolbaugh, who is at the army training camp at Pittsburgh University; Ethel Siglar and Albert Leonard, of this city. Mrs. Siglar was a member of the Women's Relief Corps, having been at one time the Junior vice-president. She was a member of the Universalist Church. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence, Rev. H. H. Kellogg, of this city, will officiate, and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 25 April 1884

Amos Siglar, an old and respected citizen of this village, died last Wednesday at the advanced age of 76 years.  Mr. Siglar had resided in Geneva for half a century or more.  During the younger and middle portion of his life he was actively engaged in business here as a builder and had gained the respect and confidence of all with whom he came in contact by upright and honest dealings.



From Geneva Daily Times 14 August 1896

Mrs. Sara Siglar, the mother of Edward T. Siglar of the firm of Persons & Siglar, died on Tuesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pontius of Romulus, at the age of eighty-three years. She was a member of the Baptist church of Geneva for many years. The funeral will be held at four o'clock this afternoon from the home of Alonzo W. Springstead on Lewis street.



From Geneva Daily Times 31 January 1933

The death of Loomis T. Sigler, Civil War veteran and long time resident of this city, occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. A. Kenyon of Ridgewood, N. J., this morning at 10 o'clock. He was 86 years of age. The body will arrive in Geneva tomorrow and will be taken to the home of another daughter, Mrs. E. T. Miles. Mr. Sigler was born in the town of Seneca but had resided in Geneva practically all his life. He served in the Civil War, being a member of Company K, 15th N. Y. Engineers. Mr. Sigler, while active in business, was a carpenter. He retired in 1918. Mr. Sigler was a member of Swift Post, G. A. R. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Coolbaugh of Groton, Mrs. E. T. Miles of this city, and Mrs. W. A. Kenyon of Ridgewood and two sons, Harry and George Sigler of Geneva.



From Ontario County Times 2 July 1873

It falls upon us this week to give the particulars of the second case of suicide which has occurred in this county within the past few weeks. The principal in this last sad tragedy was Samuel Sigler, a well-known citizen of the town of Gorham, in this county. Mr. Sigler lived about two miles west of the village of Reed's Corners, on a good farm, with pleasant surroundings, with his family, consisting of a wife and two sons. He was about seventy years of age, having lived in the town fifteen years. It appears that about four years since, while on a load of hay, he in some way lost his balance, and fell to the ground, sustaining injuries to his spine from which he never recovered. Since then he has been unable to work, at times despondent and seemingly tired of life. On Sunday morning last, Mrs. Sigler rose early leaving her husband in bed, and proceeded about her household duties. About ten o'clock, being down cellar, she heard the report of a gun. At the time she thought nothing of this, as she supposed it somebody shooting in the gully near by, which on Sunday is a favorite hunting ground for the boys in the vicinity. But on going upstairs and into the yard, a heart-rending spectacle met her gaze. Stretched upon the ground near the house was her husband in his death agonies, while beside him lay his rifle still smoking and the garden rake. The rifle was one which was loaded last spring to shoot the dog, and had not since been discharged. It was surmised that having aimed the gun at his head, and not being able to reach the trigger with his hand, he used the rake to discharge it. The ball entered his left ear, and passing entirely through his head, came out a little above the right ear, causing, it is supposed, almost instant death. Although, as before stated, he was sometimes very despondent, his family had no reason to suppose that he contemplated taking his life; in fact he had been rather more than usually well this spring. It is very probable that he was suffering from mental derangement as the result of his unfortunate physical condition. Since writing the above we learn that an inquest has been held by Coroner Hayes and that the facts elicited were of such a character as to prevent the jury from agreeing upon a verdict, and to suggest doubts as to the correctness of the theory that the deceased came to his death through his own instrumentality. The suspicion is indeed freely expressed in some quarters that the fatal shot was fired by another hand, although we have not been able to learn that there is any substantial basis for this suspicion.



From Geneva Advertiser 29 September 1891

Theodore Sill
died at his home on Washington street last Friday evening, Sept. 25th. He was born in Geneva March 2, 1843 and was consequently aged 48 years, 6 months, 23 days. He was a graduate of the Albany Law School, and at one time gave promise of rising in his profession, but he did not continue the practice. He was elected Justice of the Peace for a full term here, and was once candidate for district attorney. He was the only son of that eminent lawyer William E. Sill. His wife and two daughters survive him.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 November 1936

Nicholas Silvage,
of 68 East North street, died this morning at the Geneva General Hospital after a short illness. Surviving are his wife, three sons, Joseph of Geneva, Angelo of Pasadena, Calif., and Thomas of Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Angelo Russo of Syracuse; and seven grandchildren. Mr. Silvage has been in this country for forty years and for thirty years has conducted a grocery store on East North street.



From Geneva Daily Times 21 July 1914

Hopewell Center, N. Y. - David Silvernail
died at his home here on Sunday morning, after a few weeks' illness. Mr. Silvernail was 90 years old and had been failing in health for some time. He is survived by his wife and one son, Frank Silvernail of Brockport. The funeral services will be held at the Methodist church on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. E. J. Brooker, pastor of the Methodist church, will officiate. Interment will be made in Chapman cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 19 April 1901

Cheshire, N. Y. - Peter Silvernail
died suddenly about 1 o'clock on Friday of heart trouble. He had been about as usual during the forenoon and had remarked in the morning that he had not felt so well in a year. He had just finished painting a chimney and went to the barn. His wife, thinking that he was absent longer than he ought to be, went in search of him and found him lying on the ground. She called for help, but before he could be carried into the house, he had expired. He was born on Sept. 22, 1821, at Potter Center, where he spent his early years working at the carpenter trade. Thirty-four years ago he moved upon the farm where he lived at the time of his death. He was a devoted Christian, being a member of the Baptist church. He is survived by a wife and two grandchildren, Mrs. Merton Montanye and William Montanye, of this place. The funeral was held on Sunday at 2 o'clock, Rev. H. Wyse Jones of Canandaigua officiating. Mrs. Sarah A. Silvernail wishes to thank the many friends for the loving sympathy and tender kindness shown her during her recent bereavement.



From Ontario County Journal 8 May 1914

Cheshire, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah Beeman Silvernail
passed away on Sunday morning at the home of her grandson, William Montanye, at the advanced age of 88 years. Her husband, Peter Silvernail, died about 13 years ago and all of her children had gone before. The only surviving members of the family are two grandchildren, Mrs Merton Montanye and William Montanye, and three great-grandchildren, Melville, Mark and Stuart Montanye. Mrs. Silvernail was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Seth Beeman, and had always resided in Canandaigua with the exception of a brief period spent near Rushville. The deceased was a kind neighbor and loving friend and was loved and honored by all. Since the death of her husband, ill health had confined her to her home. Funeral services were held from the home on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. William Searles officiating. Burial was in Pine Bank Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 27 April 1883

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Dr. Wm. Silvernail
died at the residence of his parents in Cheshire on Monday, April 23d, aged 33 years. Funeral services were held on Wednesday.



From Victor Herald 1 August 1902

Bristol, N. Y. -
Died, July 11th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edgar T. Fisher, Abigail, widow of the late Benjamin Wheeler Simmons. Mrs. Simmons' maiden name was Stone and she was born in Bristol July 23, 1831. She married in 1853. In 1864 Mr. Stone (sic) died in a hospital at Washington, D. C., a soldier of the Civil War. She was far from being a rugged woman and with two small children to care for, and limited means, the outlook was not favorable. But she took up the burden with little complaint, and with the assistance she received from the government soon had a home free of debt, where she resided, until ill health made it impossible longer to remain there. She was a member of the Baptist church, a thoroughly good woman. Many a sick bed has been made comfortable by her care, many a kindly word spoken by her to those in need of kindness. She leaves two children, a son, A. Simmons of Michigan, and Evaline, with whom she lived. It may be truly said of her, "She hath done what she could."



From Ontario County Journal 23 March 1888

Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Abigail M. Simmons,
widow of the late Richmond Simmons, and sister of Dr. Simmons of Canandaigua, also aunt to Judge Mason, of Geneva, died last Saturday morning at 5:30 o'clock. Mrs. Simmons has been a long-time resident of Victor, and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. She had for many years been a sufferer from disease, and much of the time has been unable to walk. She was always remarkably patient, and expressed herself as ready and willing to die. She was all her life a staunch Universalist, as was her husband. The funeral was held at her late residence in Victor, on Tuesday, the 20th at 11 o'clock. A large company of relatives were present, also many friends of the deceased. The Rev. J. F. Leland officiated. The remains were taken to Bristol and placed by those of her husband.



From Geneva Gazette 7 May 1834

OBITUARY -
Died at his residence in Phelps, on the 26th of April last, Capt. Abraham Simmons, in the 61st year of his age.  He was a kind and affectionate father, a tender husband, and an esteemed citizen.  He left a numerous family to lament his loss -- a loss which will not soon be forgotten by his family and friends.  He stood as a citizen in the first class, for his firm judgment and uprightness in all his business transactions.  He came to this country about thirty-five years ago, and by his perseverance and industry, he accumulated a handsome property.  During the last of his sickness, his sufferings were intense, which he bore with manly fortitude, but he is gone, we trust, to a far better place, to rest from all his labors. --  Com.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 August 1910

B. G. Simmons,
formerly of Bristol, died this morning at the home of his son, C. B. Simmons, No. 68 Seneca street. He is survived by his son, C. B. Simmons, a daughter, Mrs. Carl Burge of this city; and a brother, Frank Simmons of Canandaigua. The funeral will take place Sunday from the home of his son.



From Ontario County Journal 23 July 1909

At his home, No. 3 Amherst street, Rochester, yesterday morning occurred the death of C. Rollin Simmons, a former business man of this village and who was well-known in this vicinity. While Mr. Simmons had not been well for some time past, his death was extremely sudden and entirely unexpected and came as a great shock to his family and friends. He had, with his family, been spending the summer at his cottage, Maplehurst, on Canandaigua lake, going to Rochester on Tuesday of this week to resume his employment there. Death was due to heart weakness, the outcome of long continued illness, and a severe case of tonsillitis. Mr. Simmons was born in town of South Bloomfield and most of his life had been spent in and about Canandaigua. He had resided in Rochester for the past six years. Besides his widow, he leaves one daughter, Ruby, and one brother, John, of Bristol. The funeral services will be attended from the home of Mrs. Frank A. Ellis, 164 Gibson street, tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. Interment will be in Woodlawn.



From Ontario County Journal 30 April 1897

Bristol, N. Y. - 
On Wednesday morning, April 21, occurred the death of Mrs. Celia B. Simmons, widow of the late Benjamin Simmons, at the age of 83 years. Mrs. Simmons had been a lifelong resident of Bristol. She is survived by one son, Gooding B. Simmons, and one daughter, Mrs. George W. Tilton, with whom she lived at the time of her death; also one brother, Simeon R. Wheeler; and one sister, Mrs. Hannah Wheeler of South Bloomfield. Funeral services were held from the Universalist church on Friday at 2 p.m., Rev. S. M. Day of Honeoye officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 17 March 1911

Allen's Hill, N. Y. - 
A message was received here Sunday announcing the death of Charles W. Simmons, at his home in Canandaigua, following a lingering illness. Mr. Simmons was born and always lived in the town of Richmond, his farm being the town line farm between Richmond and Bristol, until his removal to Canandaigua about four years ago. He was the youngest of three sons and was the last surviving child of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sardious Simmons, for many years prominent residents of the town. Few men were better known in this vicinity, or more highly respected, he being one of the foremost business men. For 25 years he conducted the general store here. He was active in the affairs of the community, a good citizen, a man of strong friendships. His quiet and unassuming personality attracted genuine friends, who are grieved at his death. His illness was distressing, but his confident trust in the goodness of God, and his cheerfulness under trial never left him. The tender regard of all friends at Allens Hill is felt for the bereaved family. Deceased is survived by his wife, two sons, Arthur and Carl Simmons of Rochester; and two daughters, Mrs. George Bridgman of Rochester, and Mrs. Rex Fisher of South Bloomfield. Funeral services were held at Canandaigua on Tuesday, Rev. E. P. Wood and Rev. Arthur Copeland officiating, and the remains were taken to Baptist Hill for burial.



From Naples Record 15 April 1881

Bristol Center, N. Y. -
One of the oldest citizens of this town, Christopher G. Simmons, died on Thursday, March 31. He was about 71 years old. Mr. Simmons has not enjoyed good health for several years, yet was able to see to his business.



From Ontario Republican Times 5 March 1862

Died in Bristol, on the 2d instant, Mr. Constant Simmons, aged 81 years. The deceased was one of the pioneer settlers of the town in which he lived. He was a native of Massachusetts, but came to Ontario County at an early day, when about eighteen years of age, and settled on the farm which he owned and occupied at the time of his death.



From Ontario County Journal 2 April 1915
 
The death of Constant Simmons, aged 58 years, occurred at his home in Telyea street on Monday night. He is survived by his wife, seven daughters and two sons, Mrs. C. B. Jones of Bristol; Mrs. Emory Savage and Harry Simmons of Orleans; Luella, Esther Alta, Leta, Florence and Constant Simmons, all of Canandaigua; one brother, Henry P. Simmons of Rochester. The funeral services will be held at Woodlawn chapel this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. E. P. Wood, of the Universalist church, will officiate. Interment will be at Woodlawn.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 9 October 1938

Canandaigua, N. Y. -  Edward W. Simmons,
77, lifelong resident of Canandaigua and a druggist here for nearly 50 years, died of a heart attack yesterday in his home in Howell street. Although he had been in ill health for some time and confined to his home since his retirement from active business last spring, his death was unexpected. He was born in Canandaigua, son of Dr. Elnathan W. and Maria Pennell Simmons. Following his elementary school education, he entered Canandaigua Academy where he remained until 1880 when he took a position in the Dr. J. T. Smith drugstore. Five years later he purchased the business and in 1893 bought a similar business from A. S. Newman. In 1908 he again expanded his business by purchasing a store in Brockport.

For several years Simmons was president of the police board during the village days of Canandaigua, continuing as its president when it became the Board of Health and Public Safety when a city charter was obtained in 1913. He was a charter member of the Merrill Hose Company and the Canandaigua Rotary Club.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Bacon Simmons; a daughter, Mrs. William L. Gates, Canandaigua; and a son, Edward B. Simmons, Brockport; also one brother, Charles R. Simmons, Bristol; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow in the home with burial in Woodlawn cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 19 May 1893

Last Saturday morning, at about 8 o'clock, at his residence on Gibson street, occurred the death of Dr. Elnathan Walker Simmons, one of Canandaigua's oldest and most widely known citizens. Dr. Simmons was born in the town of Bristol, June 2, 1811, so that had he lived until the beginning of next month, he would have rounded out the eighty-second year of his life. His father, Richmond Simmons, one of the early settlers, came from Dighton, Massachusetts, with his wife, Eleanor Sears, and in Bristol established a family home. He aided in the erection of the Canandaigua Academy. Dr. Simmons' early education was gained in one of the district schools of his native town. From the common school he entered Canandaigua Academy to pursue studies preparatory to a course in medicine. At nineteen years of age he was able to pass the examination for admittance into the anatomical department of the college of physicians and surgeons of the western district of New York, then established in Fairfield, Herkimer county. He graduated from that institution four years later, in 1834, with the highest honors. He entered upon the practice of his profession at Cheshire. Later, on the death of his brother-in-law, Dr. William Gooding, who had been practicing at Rushville, he went to that place and acquired the practice. After three years in Rushville, he went to Bristol and remained there until the death of his father in 1857. In 1850 he married Maria, daughter of Horace Pennell, of Bristol. To them were born Charles Richmond Simmons, now of Bristol; Edward W. Simmons of Wood street, this village, and Miss Lois Eleanor Simmons, of Gibson street, this village.

In 1857 the doctor came to Canandaigua and established here the practice which occupied most of the remaining years of his life. In addition to his professional duties, which an extensive practice brought, Dr. Simmons was deeply interested in all public movements, and with many of them in times past his name has been closely associated. Before the political chaos of the fifties, which disarranged, rearranged and created parties, Dr. Simmons was an active and aggressive free soil Democrat, and in 1851 represented the county in the assembly, having been elected to the office by that party. Upon the organization of the Republican party, Dr. Simmons at once advocated its tenets, and entered heartily into the work of local organization and strengthening. Early recognized as a natural party leader, he was honored in 1858 with the nomination to the office of county clerk, and at the ensuing election was chosen to the office by a handsome majority. In 1862, almost at the outset of the civil war, he entered the army as surgeon in the 148th regiment, N. Y. s. Volunteers, at its organization and served with the regiment until the latter part of 1863. He was appointed by President Grant a member of the board of pension examiners, and held the position, except during the first administration of President Cleveland, until the time of his death. For twenty or more consecutive years he was chosen inspector of elections. It was this, together with a remarkable memory for names and faces, that enabled him to form so wide an acquaintance that in the entire neighborhood of Canandaigua, there were few whom he could not readily address by name.

The funeral was held Tuesday forenoon at 11 o'clock at the residence on Gibson street, a large concourse gathering to pay the last honors to the dead. Interment was in the Cross street cemetery, Dr. C. J. Clausen, rector of St. John's church officiated.



From Ontario County Journal 18 February 1910

Mrs. Emily Gooding Simmons,
wife of Byron Simmons, died suddenly at her home in South Bloomfield yesterday, aged 67 years. Besides her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Frank Hoyt of Galeton, Pa., Mrs. William Hagadorn of Almond; one sister, Miss Abbie Gooding of South Bloomfield; and one brother, William Gooding of Geneseo, survive.



From Ontario County Journal 8 September 1916

On Tuesday occurred the death of Frank I. Simmons at his home in Bristol Center. He had been in poor health for more than two years, suffering from heart trouble, but died very suddenly, having been about the house the same as usual all the morning. Frank I. Simmons was a son of Mervin and Phoebe Packard Simmons and was born in the town of Bristol, where he had always lived. He married Madge Kimber about 19 years ago and one child was born to this union. He was 56 years old and leaves his wife and daughter, Rita; also one brother, William, all of this town. Mr. Simmons was a well-known and highly respected business man, having carried on a general store for many years. He also was the first and only mail carrier on Route No. 1, since it was started nearly 18 years ago. The funeral was held from his late home yesterday afternoon, with burial in Evergreen cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 18 March 1887

Naples, N. Y. - Mr. George Simmons died on Monday last, aged 65 years. He had been somewhat out of health for some months, but his death was a surprise to his friends. His wife was in Toronto on Sunday, and failed to reach home before he died. The deceased was an industrious, honest man, esteemed by his acquaintances.



From Ontario County Journal 12 May 1911

Naples, N. Y. - 
The funeral of George Emory Simmons, who died at Phelps on Monday, was held at the Methodist church on Wednesday, Rev. W. H. York, of Phelps, officiating, assisted by Rev. James Moss, pastor of the Methodist church. Mr. Simmons was a native of Hopewell, but had lived in Naples for more than 20 years, following the trade of carpenter. He married in 1872 Miss Sarah Dunham, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Dunham, who survives him, with two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle fires of Middlesex and Miss Carrie Simmons of Phelps. The widow of his son, Arthur, and her son, Charles, are at present in Naples.



From Phelps Citizen 15 April 1925

After a long period of failing health, George S. Simmons passed away at his home on North Wayne street on Tuesday afternoon, following a stroke he sustained a few days before, aged 85 years. Mr. Simmons was born at Vestal, Broome county, on June 6, 1840, and was the son of Isaac and Margaret Simmons. Most of his life had been spent in and about Geneva, having moved to Phelps six years ago. He was married in Phelps on February 15, 1871, to Miss Angelina Stoutenburg who died on January 13, 1920. He is survived by his son, Thurber T. Simmons of Phelps; one sister Mrs. Harriet Malloy of Jamestown; and a half-brother, Jonathan Simmons of Richfield Springs. He was a member of the First Presbyterian church at Geneva, and of St. Paul's lodge, F. & A. M. of Auburn. Funeral services will be held at the home on Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. C. J. Wood of the Phelps Presbyterian church officiating, and interment will be made in the Clifton Springs cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 15 November 1889

Bristol, N. Y. - Mrs. Helen Simmons died in an epileptic fit Thursday morning, Nov. 7th. The funeral services were held from the house Saturday afternoon, the Rev. Mr. Barber officiating. Mrs. Simmons leaves a husband and three young children to mourn her loss.



Evangelical Magazine & Gospel Advocate, Utica NY, Fri. 20 Mar 1840

[a Universalist newspaper]

Simmons, Helen L. Reed

DEATHS.  In Bristol, February 18th, Mrs. HELEN L. SIMMONS, consort of Mr. Richard Simmons, 3d, in the 19th year of her age.  Just as our departed friend was entering on the busy theatre of human action, cheered with hope and animated by those pleasurable feelings and emotions which appertain to the young and active, she was arrested in the midst of her usefulness by the icy touch of death, and laid low in the dust.  By this painful event, a kind husband and two affectionate brothers, together with other relatives and friends, are called to mourn their loss of one who was greatly beloved by all who knew her, and was endeared to them by the excellence of her character, and the sincerity of her affections.  The infant child of the deceased, that died a few days previous, was laid upon the arm of the mother, and now side by side they sleep in death…  But we trust their spirits have returned to their heavenly Father who gave them being…  Funeral services were performed on the occasion by the writer, in the presence of a large and deeply sympathising congregation.
Wm. Queal

This contribution was kindly donated by Karen Dau, Rochester NY
Archivist, NY State Convention of Universalists




From Ontario County Journal 31 May 1895

The sixth member of Albert M. Murray post, G. A. R., to pass away since the 14th of March is Henry C. Simmons, who died at his home near Centerfield Tuesday afternoon, aged 54 years, 9 months. Mr. Simmons had been ill from pneumonia but a few days, and was one of the faithful attendants at the bedside of his comrade, Patrick Mahar, who died last Wednesday. It is believed that it was there he contracted the disease which complicated with inflammation of the bowels, caused his death. The deceased served during the war as a member of Company B, 85th N. Y. Infantry, and was also a member of Company K, 50th N. Y. Engineers. Mr. Simmons leaves a widow and one son, Ralph Simmons, of Centerfield. The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, and the burial will take place at Baptist Hill. Members of A. M. Murray Post will act as bearers.



From Ontario County Repository and Messenger December 1887

Mrs. Jane Simmons,
widow of the late Sordia Simmons, died lately at a very advanced age. Three sons survive her, Robert, Harry and Charles, who, with a grandson, carried the coffin to the grave.



From Ontario County Journal 3 December 1909

Stanley, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. John Simmons occurred at her home near Halls last Sunday. An aged husband and two sons survive.



From Ontario Repository and Messenger 1 April 1874

Bristol, N. Y. -
The extremely painful and sudden death of Mrs. Julia Ann Simmons, aged 23, wife of John Simmons, and only daughter of Pettis Simmons, Esq., has saddened our community greatly. She had been married less than a year, and had everything of a temporal nature to live for. She was attacked suddenly with numbness of one side, and soon went into a fit, and as fast as she came out of one, she would go into another, and lay in this distressed and unconscious state until she passed away, after about two days' suffering. She was faithfully watched over, night and day, by Drs. Hicks and Murphy. She was a young woman greatly beloved by her friends and associates. It seems hard for the fond parents and almost broken-hearted husband to bear it. She was the idol of the family. The funeral ceremonies took place at her home on Friday, 27th, and was very largely attended by many sympathizing neighbors and friends, Rev. Henry Jewell officiating.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 6 June 1906

Yesterday morning at the home of her son, Constant Simmons, of Sand street, with whom she resided, the death occurred of Mrs. Julia F. Simmons, aged nearly 86 years. Besides her son at whose home her death occurred, she is survived by one other son, Henry R. Simmons of Rochester.



From Geneva Daily Times 10 June 1907

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Yesterday afternoon at Cheshire was held the funeral of Marcus H. Simmons, one of the oldest residents of the town of Canandaigua. He came to this town from Amsterdam, N. Y., 72 years ago, at the age of 16, and is 88 years old. He was a leading farmer and a citizen of the town. Some weeks ago the home of Mr. Simmons, one of the landmarks in the town, was destroyed by fire, and since then he had lived with his nephew, C. W. Curtis, of Cheshire, where he died late Friday night. About the time of the fire, Mr. Simmons was convalescing from an attack of grip, but had a relapse. Mr. Simmons leaves two daughters, Mrs. Martha Amsler, of Rochester; and Mrs. Elizabeth B. Davis of Los Angeles, Cal., and one son, G. W. Simmons of Cheshire. Rev. J. H. France, of the United church of Cheshire, officiated at the services yesterday afternoon.



From Ontario County Journal 22 February 1918

The death of Mrs. Maria Pennell Simmons, occurred at her home on Gibson street, on Monday after a long illness. She was born in Bristol on March 8, 1830, and was a daughter of Horace and Lois Pennell. There survive two sons, Charles R. Simmons of Bristol and Edward W. Simmons of Canandaigua; one daughter, Mrs. Henry A. Beeman, of Canandaigua; a sister, Miss Elvira Pennell, of Canandaigua; and a brother Edward Pennell, of Chicago, Ill. Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord officiated at the funeral services on Tuesday afternoon. The interment will be in West Avenue cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 18 September 1908

Mrs. Martha J. Simmons
died on Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Belle M. Johnson, Bristol street, after a 16-weeks illness from dropsy, aged 65 years. She had been a resident of Bristol Center until five years ago, when she came to reside with her daughter, Mrs. Johnson. Her husband, George Simmons, died eight years ago. She leaves seven children, Mrs. Johnson, Alvah of Penn Yan; Constance of Lima; Mrs. Carrie Pierce of Bristol Center; Fred of Cheshire; George of Honeoye; Roy of Bristol Center. The funeral will be held from the Johnson home this morning at 10:30 o'clock, Rev. J. S. Ebersole officiating. The interment will be at Bristol Center.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 20 February 1918

Canandaigua, N. Y., Feb. 19 -
Following a long illness, Mrs. Martha Pennell Simmons died at her home in Gibson street Monday morning, aged 88 years. Mrs. Simmons was born in South Bristol in 1830 and had lived in this county all her life. She was the widow of the late Dr. E. W. Simmons of Canandaigua. She leaves two sons, Charles R. Simmons of Bristol, and Edward W. Simmons of this city; and a daughter, Mrs. Henry A. Beeman of Canandaigua. She also leaves a brother, Edson Pennell, of Chicago; and a sister, Miss Elvira Pennell of Canandaigua. The funeral was held from the family home at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord, rector of St. John's Episcopal church officiated.



From Ontario County Journal 13 August 1875

Frosttown NY - Mrs. Mary Simmons,
who resided in the northwest part of the town, died on Wednesday night, and was buried on Friday at 1 o'clock p.m.  Rev. Daniel A. Crandall attended her funeral.  She was the wife of David Simmons, well-known in south Bristol, and daughter of Daniel Hewitt, an old resident of this town.  She left two children, a boy aged about 7 and a girl of about 11 years.



From Ontario County Journal 14 June 1912

The sudden death of Mrs. Mary Simmons, aged 56 years, occurred at her home on Niagara street, last Friday morning. Death was due to heart disease. Mrs. Simmons had been married three times, her survivors being three sons, Clarence Marshall of Canandaigua, George and W. A. Dintruff of Rochester; and one sister, Mrs. Joseph Powell of Hall. Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord officiated at the funeral services on Sunday. Interment was at Woodlawn.



From Ontario County Journal 19 March 1909

The death of Mrs. Mary Abbey Simmons occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. E. Wheeler, at East Bloomfield on Wednesday morning after an illness of several months from heart trouble. Early in November she was seriously ill at the Memorial hospital. She rallied from this attack, but her vitality was weakened and she did not regain her strength. Ten days ago she began to fail and she went to the home of her daughter, where everything was done to make her last hours comfortable. Mrs. Simmons' home was on West Gibson street, where she had resided since 1895. She was born in the town of Richmond, on January 9, 1846, and was a daughter of Isaac J. and Fannie M. Abbey. Her first husband was Richard Leech, a brother of Deputy Postmaster Leach, and his death occurred in 1878. Her second husband was Henry G. Simmons, of Centerfield, and Supervisor Ralph M. Simmons was her stepson. Mr. Simmons died in 1895. She leaves her daughter, Mrs. Wheeler, three grandsons and two brothers, Hon. Sanford W. Abbey, of this village, and John P. Abbey, of Richmond. Mrs. Simmons had been a member of the Congregational church since 1896 and was a regular attendant at all its services. She possessed a gentle, sympathetic nature. Owing to the illness of her oldest grandson, Ray Wheeler, from scarlet fever, the funeral services were held at the grave at East Bloomfield cemetery yesterday morning, Rev. W. D. Robinson, officiating.



From Geneva Daily Times 25 April 1910

Matilda Simmons,
aged 88 years, 7 months, died Sunday afternoon at the home of her son, George E. Simmons, at Phelps. Funeral tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. The remains will be taken Wednesday morning on the 9 o'clock train to Naples for interment. Rev. Mr. York will officiate.



From Ontario County Times 30 November 1887

Bristol Center, N. Y. -
Died, at the residence of Wm. Reed, on November 19, of consumption, Mrs. Phoebe Simmons. Mrs. Simmons has been a sufferer for years. She leaves two sons and number of brothers and one sister to mourn her loss, and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Her funeral was held at the church at the "Hill," and she was buried there beside her husband, who died some times ago.



From Ontario County Chronicle 12 February 1902

Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Hon. Robert B. Simmons,
so well-known throughout Ontario County, departed this life last Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock, aged 64 years, at his home, one and one-half miles east of this place. Mr. Simmons had always been an active, honest citizen, dealing honestly with all. He held a number of offices of trust in the town and county. He leaves besides his wife, one brother, and a host of friends to mourn the loss of a good man, who made the world better by his precept and example. The funeral occurred at his home Saturday at 11 o'clock.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 11 December 1939

Rushville, N. Y. - 
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Simmons, 91, who died in Chapin Saturday, will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow in Chapin. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert Middlebrook, Chapin, and Mrs. Frank Rooke, Lyons; one sister, Mrs. Phillip Walther, Schenectady; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial will be in Rose Ridge Cemetery, Naples, the Rev. S. Pratt, Canandaigua, officiating.



From Geneva Gazette 21 July 1882

The death of Mr. Albert Simonds, of Victor, was attended with extraordinary circumstances. On the day of his death, the 13th inst., he was officiating as a pall bearer at the burial of a friend named Wm. Bement. While at the grave, he was seized with a violent hemorrhage of the lungs, and although he was hurried home in a carriage, he must have bled to death, as he died before he was taken from the vehicle. He leaves a wife and three children, besides his Waterloo and other relatives to mourn his loss, and is highly spoken of as a most prominent and excellent citizen of his locality. The funeral took place on Friday afternoon last.



From Ontario County Journal 13 January 1899

Victor, N. Y. -  Albert Simonds,
one of the most widely known residents of Western New York, died at the residence of his son, Lewis Simonds, in this village, Sunday morning, at the advanced age of 90 years. He was born in Enfield, New Hampshire, Oct. 13, 1808, and came to Victor by stage, which was the only method of conveyance at that time. In the year 1832, he commenced his career as a business man as a clerk in the first general store in this village. At the end of five years, he bought out his employer and for 47 years he carried on an active, prosperous business. Although others were associated with him at times, his name was always at the head of the company. Since his retirement from active life in 1884, the business has been conducted by his two sons, under the firm name of A. Simonds' Sons. Mr. Simonds was an active member of the First Presbyterian church, having united with it in 1837, and was at the time of his death ruling elder, deacon and clerk of session in that organization. He was twice married, his second wife dying in 1894. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Gilbert Turner of Rochester, and three sons, George and Lewis Simonds of this place; and Henry Simonds of Rochester. The funeral services  were held at the home of Lewis Simonds Tuesday afternoon, Rev. H. F. Ellinwood officiating.



From Victor Herald 25 August 1894

Mrs. Caroline Mansfield Simonds,
wife of Albert Simonds, was born in Mendon, N. Y., April 25th 1824, where she spent her early life. For several years she taught near Fishers, until her marriage with Albert Simonds, August 20th, 1846, when she came to Victor where she has lived ever since that time. Before her marriage she united with the Baptist church of East Mendon, but in 1848 she brought her letter of dismission and connected herself with the Presbyterian church of Victor, of which church she has been a most consistent and useful member, interested to an unusual degree in everything that concerns its welfare and prosperity. Of her immediate family there remain Hon. John Mansfield, of California, Mrs. Taylor, of Miller Corners, and Mrs. Forncrook, of Mt. Morris. Three children were born to her in Victor, all of whom survive, Mrs. Mary Turner, wife of Gilbert Turner, George and C. Lewis Simonds. Her death which occurred on Wednesday afternoon, was sudden and unexpected. She had been ill for a week or more, but no serious result was apprehended until the day that she passed away. The sympathy of the whole community is felt for him, whose home is desolated, and whose declining years are saddened by this affliction.



From Ontario County Journal 15 March 1918

George Simonds, aged 64 years, passed away at his home at Victor on Sunday. Mr. Simonds was in New York City when taken ill and hurried to his home, reaching there Thursday. He held the office of post master continuously for eight years under the Republican administration. He leaves his wife, who was Mrs. Jessie Clark; two daughters, Misses Marguerite and Helen Simonds, of Victor; one sister, Mrs. Mary Turner of Lonacaning, Md.; two brothers, C. Lewis Simonds, of Victor, and Henry Simonds of Buffalo. Rev. F. W. Hill officiated at the funeral services on Wednesday. Rev. C. N. Frost, a former pastor at Victor, assisted at the service.



From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 1 March 1906

Mrs. Adelaide Simons
died at the home of her sister, Mrs. D. W. Baird, on Geneva street last Friday night, aged 75 years. She had been making her home with Mrs. Baird for some years. One other sister survives, Mrs. Sallie Anoram of Columbia County. The funeral was held Monday.



From Ontario Repository and Messenger 8 March 1876

The Naples Record says that a week ago Sunday the body of Charles Simons, a resident of Naples, was found in a field near Blood's. He had left his home on the (illegible) of February to attend the dedication services of the Baptist Church of Blood's His relatives supposed that he was at his sister's at North Cohocton till a week ago Saturday, when they began to be anxious about his return. Upon inquiry it was found that he had not been to his sister's, and accordingly search was immediately made, which resulted as above stated. It is supposed that he died while in one of the fits to which he had been subject. He was a single man, thirty-three years of age and a prominent member of the Baptist church of Naples, to which he left a part of his property.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 10 March 1891

Mrs. Cinderella Watkins Simons,
a lifelong resident to Naples, died Saturday evening, aged nearly 80 years. She was the youngest and last surviving member but one of the large family of Watkins who lived in the northern part of the village and have been so closely identified with the history of the town, children of Deacon Andrew Watkins, one of the original settlers. Three stalwart brothers and six sisters were reared in the home where Mrs. Simons died. One sister was the wife of ex-Coroner Myron H. Clark of Canandaigua. A brother, Arnold Watkins, still lives in Michigan, a very old man. Five others of the family died in Naples, after having reared large families. The deceased was so well-known and so useful in the town, that she was affectionately called "Aunt Cloda" by every one. She was nearly the last link that binds the present with the early days of this town. She died quite suddenly, having until within a few months preserved her youthfulness and strength to a remarkable degree. The funeral services will be held tomorrow at 1 o'clock at the house.



From Geneva Gazette 10 November 1871

Frank J. Simons
of Cheshire was killed on the 2d inst., by being unseated from a runaway horse -- his feet catching in the stirrups, and being dragged head downwards some 40 rods over a rough road.



From Ontario County Journal 28 June 1912

Naples, N. Y. -  Joseph Simons,
aged 79 years, well-known throughout this section, died June 23, at his home on Marks street. Most of his life had been spent here. He first married Miss Paulina Lent, who bore him four daughters, who were afterward Mrs. O. M. Woodruff, Mrs. Keefe of Rochester; Jane and Vona Simons. Mrs. Woodruff, Jane and Vona are dead. His second wife was a sister of the first wife, a Miss Lent, who died soon after the marriage. He then married Miss Betsey Lyon of Naples, daughter of Frank Lyon, who survives him with two daughters, Mrs. Austin Simons of Addison and Mrs. Howard Burke of Geneva. Until three years ago, he had been a hard working man. Since then he had suffered from many infirmities and was quite helpless. The burial was on Wednesday from the house, Rev. D. O. Chamberlayne officiating. Interment at Rose Ridge cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 14 July 1905

Mrs. Polly Knapp Simons,
wife of Ahijah Simons, died at Willard on Wednesday, aged 72 years. Her husband, one son, Warren and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Thompson and Mrs. Betsy Wolverton, survive. Rev. Ward Mosher will conduct the funeral at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the home west of the village.



From Naples Record 24 April 1940

Rolland Joseph Simons,
59, of Naples, died at the hospital in Wayland on Saturday night, April 20, 1940, of a blood infection. He had been ill only a few days, having occupied his place with the town highway crew on the previous Tuesday. Mr. Simons was born in Naples on April 9, 1881, and had always resided here. He was an efficient vineyardist. He was a member of the Naples Methodist church. On August 27, 1918, he was united in marriage with Miss Anna Demorest, of Naples, who survives. He also leaves six children, Walter, Catherine, Frank, Isabel, Helen and James Demorest, all at home; two aunts, Mrs. Ida Keefe, of Phelps, and Mrs. Josephine Burke, of Buffalo; and several cousins. Services will be held from the home at 2:30 p.m. today, conducted by the Rev. Roland H. Cortright. Burial will be made in Rose Ridge cemetery.



From Ontario County Times 4 February 1891

Victor, N. Y. -  Alexander Simpson,
an old resident of this town, died suddenly, while sitting in his chair, on Wednesday morning of last week. The funeral was held at his late residence on Friday afternoon at two o'clock.



From Ontario County Journal 24 September 1909

At the Homeopathic hospital in Rochester on Wednesday evening, occurred the death of Almon G. Simpson, following a three weeks illness from stomach trouble. Mr. Simpson went to the hospital last week Thursday for treatment, but gradually grew worse until the end came. Deceased was born at East Victor, Oct. 30, 1851, and has been a resident of this village for more than a quarter of a century. He formerly conducted a foundry on Bemis street, but for many years has been engaged in the wagon making and blacksmithing business on Bristol street.

Mr. Simpson was best known by reason of his activity in the Prohibition party. He had at different times been the party's candidate for sheriff and other offices and was chairman of the county committee at the time of his death. He had the courage of his convictions and no one was ever in doubt as to his position upon moral questions. In 1878, he was united in marriage to Miss Cora E. Fleming of Eaton, Madison county, who survives him. There are no immediate relatives. The remains were brought to the home on Bristol street yesterday and the funeral services will be held there at 2:30 o'clock on Sunday afternoon with burial in Woodlawn cemetery. Rev. Mr. Stewart, pastor of the Rochester Disciples church, assisted by Rev. Ward Mosher, will officiate.



From Victor Herald 19 May 1905

The death of Mrs. Emmeline S. Simpson occurred at the home of her son, Sylvester H. Simpson, on Covill street, where she had resided for many years, on Sunday, May 14th. Mrs. Simpson was one of the oldest residents of the village. She had been in feeble health for some time and was confined to her bed for fourteen weeks previous to her death, which was caused by the exhaustion of old age. Mrs. Simpson was the daughter of Samuel and Nancy Stafford, and was born at Saratoga Springs eighty-seven years ago. The family resided there until the daughter was about seven years of age when they moved to the town of Bloomfield, where they remained only for a short time. They then came to the town of Victor, where for nearly eighty years Mrs. Simpson had resided. Her husband, Alexander Simpson, died here fourteen years ago. They were the parents of five children, three of whom survive: Mrs. James Booth and Sylvester H. of this town, and Frank, who resides in Michigan. One daughter died in childhood, and a son, Charles, went West and crossed the plains in 1849, and died in California about three years ago. One brother, George Stafford, is the only surviving member of the family and lives in Michigan.  Funeral services were held at the Simpson home on Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock. Rev. Margaret A. Brennen, pastor of the Universalist church, officiated. Interment was made in the Boughton Hill cemetery.



From Livonia Gazette 19 June 1941

Allen's Hill, N. Y. - 
The funeral of Grant Simpson, aged 72, who died at the Willard State hospital, Friday, June 13, was held from the Wheeler undertaking parlors of East Bloomfield, Monday afternoon. Mr. Simpson had resided here all his life,except for the last two years, when he went to live with his son in Holcomb. Besides his wife, Mrs. Edith Wheat Simpson, he is survived by one son, Clifford; three brothers, Elmer and Otis, of this place, and George of Honeoye; also one grandson. Burial was at Baptist Hill.



From Geneva Gazette 15 March 1872

The death of John Simpson, on Saturday last, adds another name to the list which has recorded the decease of so many of the older residents within the last few weeks. Few men among us were better and more generally known and among those closely associated with him, especially in the religious communion to which he devoted a lifelong and ardent fidelity, his loss will be most deeply felt. For more than sixty years, he has been a leading member of the Methodist church, a devout Christian, a most zealous and effective class leader and exhorter. His value to the church to which he was devoted was readily recognized and most highly appreciated. As a citizen he enjoyed the respect and esteem of the community generally, and the large attendance at the funeral services on Wednesday last attested the feeling which his death had so generally elicited, and which will enshrine his memory. An eloquent and touching sermon was preached on the occasion by the Rev. Van Alstyne, who paid a fitting tribute to the virtue of their departed friend. Mr. Simpson was eighty-two years of age. He came to this country from the neighborhood of Hull, in England, in1836, and has resided in Geneva since that time. He leaves five children, who, with his wife, deceased about ten years since accompanied him from England.



From Ontario County Journal 16 February 1900

North Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. John Simpson
died at her home here on Thursday morning, Feb. 8, at 7:30 o'clock, after an illness of typhoid fever. Besides a husband, she leaves five children, the eldest 9 years old and the youngest 6 months old. The funeral was held on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the house, with burial at Honeoye Falls. Her age was 35 years.



From Geneva Advertiser 24 February 1903

Editor James G. Simpson of Albion was called here last Saturday to attend the funeral of his mother, Mrs. Julia Simpson, who died on Thursday before, aged 77 years. Her husband died in 1869, leaving her with quite a large family to bring up to whom she did her duty well. She was a devoted mother to them, having no preferences, and they honor her memory. She made her home at the last with her son, Mark W., at whose home she died after a long illness, but in perfect peace and hope for a hereafter, a crowning hope for all who put their trust in the Lord.



From Geneva Daily Times 1 June 1944

Mark W. Simpson,
aged 80, retired Geneva grocer, died early Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clifford S. Loomis, of 246 William street, after a long illness. Mr. Simpson had conducted a retail grocery business in several locations, retiring because of ill health in 1927. He was operating the grocery establishment on the corner of Oak and North streets at that time. Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Loomis; one son, Captain Harold M. Simpson of Company K, Third Regiment, New York State Guard, both of Geneva; one brother, Charles Simpson of Newburgh; two granddaughters, Doris Jane Loomis and Elizabeth Ann Simpson; one grandson, Richard Simpson, seaman first class, U. S. N. R. Private services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Corwin Funeral Home, 406 South Main street. Rev. H. H. Hassinger, rector of St. Peter's Episcopal. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 4 April 1912

The funeral of Marquis K. Simpson will take place Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late home, No. 75 Geneva street. Rev. David H. Craver, pastor of the North Presbyterian church, will officiate. The members of the I. O. O. F. will attend the service in a body and will conduct the committal service at the grave. Interment will be made in the Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 15 October 1931

Mrs. Rhoda Gray Simpson, wife of Mark W. Simpson of this city, died this morning at the Dixon Sanitarium after an illness of several months. Surviving are her husband, Mark W. Simpson; a daughter, Mrs. Clifford S. Loomis; a son, Harold M. Simpson; two grandchildren, Jane Loomis and Richard Simpson, all of Geneva.



From Phelps Citizen 10 July 1924

Thomas Simpson,
former resident of Rochester, died here last Sunday in Phelps at St. Francis rectory, where he had resided with his son for the past five years. He leaves his wife, Catherine Simpson; four sons, Walter T. Simpson, Dr. Leo F. Simpson, Rev. Edward B. Simpson and Lorenzo Simpson; and a daughter, Madame Loretta Simpson of Sacred Heart convent, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Nier and Miss Helen Simpson; and two brothers, James and Edward Simpson, besides two grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Wednesday morning at St. Francis church, and burial was made in the family lot in Holy Sepulchre cemetery, Rochester.



From Ontario County Journal 8 January 1897

Naples, N. Y. - James Sims,
a resident of the town for 30 years, died on Sunday, aged 75 years. He was a successful farmer, and owned and occupied the old Maxfield homestead on Cohocton street. Having lost his wife some years ago, and without children, he was left alone. Two adopted children, whom he had reared from childhood, had married and left. He left relatives, who will doubtless inherit his property.



From Ontario County Times 14 January 1891

Naples, N. Y. -  Mrs. James Sims
died at her home on Cohocton street on Thursday last. Mrs. Sims has suffered greatly for about a year from rheumatism and paralysis. Her age was 64 years.



From Geneva Gazette 25 May 1888

William Simson,
an old settler of the town of Seneca, died in Seneca Falls on the 19th inst., aged 86 years.  On the 22d inst., his remains were buried in the cemetery adjacent to the Presbyterian church in Seneca.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 January 1899

Jacob Singsine
died this morning at his residence on the Pre-emption street, aged 55 years. He is survived by his wife and family of 13 children. The funeral will take place at 9 o'clock Thursday morning from St. Francis de Sales church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 5 July 1905

Miss Lena Singsine,
twenty years of age, died at 11:30 o'clock Monday night at the home of her mother, No. 37 Linden street. The deceased was born in Utica and has resided in this city practically her entire life. She is survived by three sisters and six brothers. The funeral will take place at nine o'clock Friday morning from St. Francis de Sales church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 February 1909

The funeral of Philip A. Singsine took place this morning at 8:30 o'clock from his late home, No. 329 Lake street, and at 9 o'clock from St. Francis DeSales church. Burial was in St. Patrick's cemetery. The members of the Iron Moulders' Union attended the funeral in a body.



From Geneva Courier 2 August 1876

William Sippel
died at his residence on West Jackson Street July 26, 1876, after an illness of over three years, aged 56 years.  He came to this country from Gera Saxony Germany in 1838 to NY.  Came from NY to Geneva with Gideon Lee to the White Springs farm about 1840, was the oldest German resident in this village.  He removed in 1853 to Michigan with his family; returned in 1855.  Learned the marble polishing business in 1860 and worked at it until sickness compelled him to give it up.



From Shortsville Enterprise 21 January 1926

Shortsville has last another old landmark, in the passing of Charles M. Sisco, of Water street, who died at the Memorial hospital in Canandaigua at 12:15 o'clock last Thursday noon, January 14. His age was 80 years. Charles Marcellus Sisco was a son of the late Rev. Marvin Sisco, and was born in Bangor, Franklin county, New York, in April 19 1815. He received his education in the public schools and during his boyhood was engaged in farm work and helped to clear timber land. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in the Ninety-eighth New York Regiment of Volunteer Infantry, but was under age and his father refused his consent. Afterward he ran away from home and at Essex, Vermont, enlisted in Company G, Eleventh Vermont Regiment, and from there went directly to front. Mr. Sisco was wounded at the battle of Cedar Creek in October, 1864, and taken a prisoner, but on the second day was retaken by the Federal forces. As a result of his wound, it was found necessary to amputate his right leg. He continued in the service, however, and in 1865 was honorably discharged. He participated in many of the major battles of the war, among them being Cold Harbor, Spottsylvania, Fisher's Hill, Petersburg, Winchester, Weldam Railroad, Gilbert's Ford, Fort Stevens and Charleston.

At the conclusion of his military career, he went to Malone, N. Y., and learned the trade of harness maker. From 1868 to 1874 he worked at the trade in Canandaigua and for two years at Victor, In 1873 he started in business in on his own account with a harness shop at Manchester village. From 1880 to 1884 he worked again at his trade in Victor and then opened a shop in Shortsville, where he had since continuously resided. He had been successful in business and prominent in public life. In politics he was a Republican, and in 1897 was elected overseer of the poor in the town of Manchester, and continued in office for eight years. For several years he was a trustee of Shortsville and also served as its president for two years. In 1906 Mr. Sisco was appointed postmaster at Shortsville, under the administration of President Roosevelt. In 1910 he was re-appointed for another term of four years under the Taft administration. He was a charter member of Herendeen Post, No. 107, Grand Army of the Republic, and was its commander for three years. He was also a member of Shortsville tent, Knights of the Maccabees, of which he was record keeper for four years and commander for five years. He was one of the charter members of Parlor Village Lodge, No. 88, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Mr. Sisco was married on December 10, 1883, to Miss Lottie Matherson Hulbert of Victor, whose demise occurred in this village during the year of 1921.

In the removal of Charles M. Sisco from our village, a keen loss is felt by all. He had resided here so long and had taken such an active interest in all things worth while, that such an influence leaves a monument to his memory. He possessed an unusually pleasing personality and it made for him friends on all sides. The survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Maude A Fiero of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Frost of Badaxe, Mich., and Mrs. Mary James of Shortsville; a brother, George Sisco, of Shortsville; and two grandsons, Marcellus Fiero of Rochester and Alonzo Fiero of Shortsville. The funeral obsequies were held from his late home on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Angus J. MacMillan, pastor of the Shortsville Presbyterian church. A military service was also held by Turner-Schrader Post, No. 34, American Legion, in charge of the chaplain, the Rev. John J. Ganey, pastor of St. Dominic's church. A delegation of members of local Odd Fellows Lodge also attended and accompanied the bier to Brookside cemetery, where interment was made in the family plot. A firing squad, composed of members of the American Lodge post of Canandaigua, fired a military salute, while taps were sounded in the distance by a bugler from Canandaigua.



From Ontario County Journal 25 March 1887

Bristol Springs, N. Y. -
The funeral services of Mrs. Geo. H. Sisco, whose death occurred on Thursday of last week, were held last Sunday. Prayer was offered at the house by Rev. C. E. Durfee, after which the remains were taken to the Presbyterian Church at Victor, where Rev. Mr. Backus preached a very impressive sermon. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful. Before the coffin was placed in the vault, it was completely covered with flowers, of which she was a great lover.



From Shortsville Enterprise 21 October 1921

The death of Mrs. Lottie Hulbert Sisco, wife of Charles M. Sisco, occurred at the family home at 10:30 o'clock on Tuesday evening, following an illness covering a period of four months. Her age was 67 years. Mrs. Sisco was born in Rochester on March 5, 1854. She was united in marriage to Mr. Sisco at Perinton in 1883. She was a member of the Shortsville Presbyterian church, of the local lodge of Lady Maccabees, and of the Women's Relief Corps, being its president since its organization. She was also a member of Parlor Village Rebekah Lodge. She was a woman possessed of a kindly nature and was always to be found in connection with works for the uplift and advancement of the village. Her memory will long remain a pleasant one. The survivors are her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Maude Fiero of Flint, Mich.; two grandsons, Alonzo Fiero of Shortsville, and Marcellus Fiero of Flint, Mich.; and two half-brothers, Frank W. Hulbert of Shortsville, and George Hulbert of Victor. The funeral services will be held at her late home this Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. A. J. MacMillian, pastor of the Shortsville Presbyterian church. The interment will follow in Brookside cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 30 December 1898

Shortsville, N. Y. -
The remains of Jerome Sisler, one of the best known citizens, were brought on Saturday morning from New York city. The cause of his death was chronic stomach trouble. He, with his wife, were spending the winter months with their daughter, Mrs. Albert Brewster, and the news of his death was received here with great surprise. The funeral was held from his late home on Monday, conducted after the Episcopal order of service. The remains were taken to Brookside cemetery, of which he had been sexton for a number of years, and laid to rest beside his daughter, Henrietta. He leaves beside a wife, one daughter, Mrs. Albert Brewster.



From Geneva Daily Times 20 July 1895

Calvin Sisson,
the 15-year-old son of Charles and Julia L. Sisson, of Orleans, died on Tuesday, the 16th inst.



From Geneva Daily Times 24 March 1923

Orleans, N. Y. -
The death of Charles Sisson occurred very suddenly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Toft Treese, Wednesday. Mrs. Treese came to Orleans in the morning as her mother is critically ill and when Mr. Treese went to the home at noon he found Mr. Sisson had passed away. He had been in poor health for some time but was up and around and was out-of-doors walking in the yard during the forenoon. Death was due to neuralgia of the heart. Mr. Sisson was born in Yates County, April 9th, 1846. He was united in marriage to Miss Julia Wheat about fifty years ago and their home has been in Orleans for many years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and two sons, Mr. William Eaton of Campbell and Mrs. Toft Treese; Herbert and Arthur Sisson, all of Orleans; and by seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The funeral was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Toft Treese. The service was conducted by Rev. Russell H. Crane, pastor of the Baptist church. Burial was made in the family lot in the Orleans cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 17 December 1915

Bristol, N. Y. -
Word was received here on Tuesday of the death of Daniel Sisson at his home in Canandaigua at the age of 75 years. Mr. Sisson was born in Bristol and had lived here all his life but the past four years, which were spent in Canandaigua. He was the last of a family of eight children born to Horace and Clotilda Taylor Sisson. He married Margaret Doyle, also of Bristol, in 1867. Two children, Walter and Phillip, blessed this union. His wife, one son, Phillip, of Canandaigua, and three grandchildren survive. Mr. Sisson had been in poor health for some time but the end came suddenly, he having been down on Main street on Saturday. Death was caused by pneumonia. There will be a prayer at the house by Rev. Taylor and the remains placed in the vault until later when they will be brought to Bristol. He was a veteran of the Civil war, having enlisted in the 3rd New York cavalry in August, 1861, and served until August, 1863, when he was discharged on account of disability. He was a member of the G. A. R., member of which organization will act as bearers.



From Livonia Gazette 7 March 1924

Mrs. Jennie Sisson,
aged 81, died last week Thursday at the home of her son on Bristol road. Mrs. Sisson was well known by the older people of this community. She lived with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mather, a few steps across the line in the town of Livonia. In her girlhood days, she was a teacher in our vicinity. Later she married Oscar F. Sisson and lived among us a while. After a time, the family moved to Bristol, where the remainder of her days were spent. She was a member of the Congregational church of Bristol. She is survived by one son, Spencer C. Sisson, with whom she lived; one step-son, Frank O. of Canandaigua; one brother, Rev. Frank D. Mather, of Calif. (he was once our pastor); one sister, the wife of the Rev. W. R. Benham of Beverly, Mass. Funeral services were held from the home Saturday, the Rev. Charles A. Palle officiating. The body was placed in the vault in Woodlawn cemetery, Canandaigua.  Burial Vincent Hill Cemetery, Bristol.



From Ontario County Journal 30 November 1900

Bristol, N. Y. -  John T. Sisson,
a well-known resident of Bristol, died November 27, aged about 70 years. Mr. Sisson was a native of Bristol, and has always resided in the town. He was a man of more than ordinary intelligence, and was strongly attached to his native town. He leaves three sons and two daughters, Lewis of the State of Washington, and Maurice and Ralph of Bristol; and Mrs. Jesse H. Mason of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Frank Case of Bristol.



From Ontario County Journal 28 December 1917

The death of Mrs. Margaret Jane Sisson, aged 77 years, 6 months, occurred on Monday at the home of her son, Philip H. Sisson. She was born in Rochester, June 1, 1840. When about 11 years of age, she removed with her parents to the town of Bristol. In her early years she taught school and was widely known throughout western part of the county. She had resided in Canandaigua about 6 years. She leaves one son, Philip H. Sisson, and one brother; William H. Doyle, of Bristol. Rev. Livingston L. Taylor officiated at the funeral services on Wednesday afternoon. Interment will be in Bristol.



From Ontario County Journal 14 April 1893

The funeral of Oscar F. Sisson of Bristol, who died after several months illness, on Friday, April 7, aged 62 years, was held from his late home on Sunday afternoon, Rev. S. M. Day officiating clergyman. Mr. Sisson was well-known throughout Ontario County. At one time he lived in Canadice where he married his second wife, Miss Jennie Mather. It was very fitting that Rev. Day should officiate at his funeral, he having united him at his second marriage, and also that of his son, Spencer G. Sisson to Miss Bessie Blackmer.



From Livonia Gazette 28 December 1928

Word has been received of the death of Spencer Sisson of Bristol Center who died in a Rochester hospital yesterday morning after a long illness. He was about 50 years old. The funeral will be held from the home in Bristol Center at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. He leaves his wife, Bessie Blackmer Sisson, and one daughter, both of Bristol Center.



From Geneva Daily Times 29 September 1910

Canandaigua, N. Y. - 
At the age of 42 years, Walter Sisson, a well-known resident of the town of Bristol Center, died at his home at noon yesterday, after a long illness with a complication of troubles. He leaves his wife, twin daughters, Margaret and Verne, aged 6 years; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sisson of Bristol; and a brother, Philip Sisson, of this village.



From Shortsville Enterprise 1 December 1911

The death of William Sittler, an engineer in the employ of the Lehigh Valley railroad, occurred at his home in the village of Manchester on Tuesday night of last week, aged 54 years. His death was due to Bright's disease, after an illness extending over a year. Mr. Sittler was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Sittler, and was born at Lehighton, Pa., on December 17, 1856. When a young man he entered the employ of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company and had faithfully served the Company for nearly 42 years, 31 of which he had acted as locomotive engineer. He had been a highly-respected resident of Manchester for over six years, having been transferred to that place from Buffalo. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Frank Kester of Manchester, and Mrs. Margaret Everett of Lehighton; three sons, Harry of Lehighton, and Raymond and William of Manchester; his mother, Mrs. Alfred Sittler of Lehighton; also three sisters, residents of the State of Pa. The remains were taken to Lehighton, where the funeral was held on Saturday. The bearers were members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and were S. M. Bennett, C. H. Brophy, L. E. Smith, Edward Murray, Neil O'Harrigan and Richard Reed, all of whom went to Lehighton. Beautiful floral tributes were furnished by Manchester and Buffalo railroad employees.



From Ontario County Times 4 December 1877

Victor, N. Y. - Mr. David Sizer,
an old and well-known resident of this place, died at his home on Monday night of last week.



From Victor Herald 28 April 1899

James S. Sizer died at his home in this village at 2 o'clock Thursday a.m., at the age of 80 years. Dropsy was the direct cause of death. Mr. Sizer has been a resident of this town for 60 years. He was born in Herkimer county in 1819. He is survived by his wife and one son, E. J. Sizer of this village, and two sisters, Mrs. Asceneth Smedley and Mrs. Elizabeth Hibbard, both of Syracuse. Funeral services will be held at the deceased's late residence at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon and interment will be made in M. E. cemetery in this village.



From Geneva Daily Times 11 August 1905

Canandaigua, N. Y. -
Yesterday occurred the death of Mrs. Marietta Sizer, widow of David Sizer, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. B. Levy, on Main street. Mrs. Sizer, who was aged about 75 years, had been ill for some time past of a complication of trouble. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Levy; one sister, Mrs. George Decker of Rochester, and two brothers, Frank Bowers, also of Rochester, and Henry Bowers of Addison.



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