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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
From Ontario Republican Times 5 March 1862
Died in Bristol, on the 2d instant, Mr. Constant Simmons, aged
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
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.
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
From Ontario Repository and Messenger 1 April 1874
Bristol, N. Y. - The extremely painful and sudden death of Mrs.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
wife, one brother, and a host of friends to mourn the loss of a good
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
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
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
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
him, whose home is desolated, and whose declining years are saddened by
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
From Ontario Repository and Messenger 8 March 1876
The Naples Record says that a week ago Sunday the body of Charles
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
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
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
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
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
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.,
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
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
street, after a long illness. Mr. Simpson had conducted a retail
business in several locations, retiring because of ill health in 1927.
was operating the grocery establishment on the corner of Oak and North
at that time. Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Loomis; one son, Captain
M. Simpson of Company K, Third Regiment, New York State Guard, both of
one brother, Charles Simpson of Newburgh; two granddaughters, Doris
Loomis and Elizabeth Ann Simpson; one grandson, Richard Simpson, seaman
class, U. S. N. R. Private services will be held Wednesday afternoon at
o'clock at the Corwin Funeral Home, 406 South Main street. Rev. H. H.
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
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 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
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
deceased's late residence at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon and interment
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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