"Sk" to "Sm" Obituaries



From Ontario County Journal 21 October 1910

Canadice, N. Y. - Caleb Skilton,
aged 75 years, died at his home on Bald Hill on Monday. Mr. Skilton had lived here for over 40 years, coming to this town from Henrietta. He served as assessor for many years, and for more than 20 years has been a member of the town board as one of the justices. He leaves two sons, Thaddeus of Ionia, and William of Hemlock; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Eldridge of Springwater and Mrs. Charles Schnick of this town, beside his wife, to mourn a kind father, a faithful husband and an honorable, upright citizen. Funeral services were held at his late home and interment was at Springwater yesterday.



From Geneva Daily Times 25 March 1902

Timothy J. Skilton,
of this city, died at Willard State hospital at 8 o'clock last night, aged about 80 years.  The remains were brought to this city last night and taken to the home of the deceased, in South Main street.  Mr. Skilton was taken to the hospital only last week.  He had been in declining health for over five years.  The cause of death was naresis.  The deceased was engaged in the hardware business here for nearly 50 years.  He came here from Lichfield, Mass., in 1865, and engaged in the hardware business with his brother, R. M. Skilton.  The latter remained here about seven years.  The business was continued by T. J. Skilton up to the time of his illness.  Two years ago the business was sold to W. J. Barron. The Skilton hardware store had been in the same block in Exchange street for over 50 years, up to a month ago, when Mr. Barron removed to the Prouty building in Seneca street. The deceased is survived by a wife, residing here, and by two brothers, R. M. Skilton of Chicago, and Otis Skilton of Rochester. The funeral will take place from First Presbyterian church at 3:00 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.

From Geneva Advertiser 1 April 1902

Information reached here last Tuesday at noon of the death of T. J. Skilton at the advanced age of nearly 80 years.  For nearly fifty years he was one of our best known business men, of the firm of R. M. & T. J. Skilton, hardware merchants, doing business on Water, now Exchange street.  The firm succeeded John S. Prouty, the latter going to New York.  The death of Mr. Skilton's two daughters by diphtheria during the rage of that terrible disease here was a great shock to him, and while he was always affable and kindly, he became a somewhat changed man after that. Besides his wife, he is survived by two brothers, R. M. Skilton of Chicago and Otis Skilton of Rochester. The funeral was held from the First Presbyterian Church on Wednesday afternoon with interment in Glenwood.



From Shortsville Enterprise 6 January 1916

The body of Mrs. Anna Helen Skinner, a former resident of the Parlor Village, was brought here on Wednesday and taken to the home of her sister, Mrs. Bernetta C. Smith, of Grove street. The funeral services will be held from the Smith home this Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock and the remains will be interred in Brookside cemetery. Mrs. Skinner died at the home of her son, Benjamin H. Skinner, in Berwin, Ill., on Monday, Jan. 3. She was born in Bridgeport, Onondaga county, March 27, 1848, the oldest daughter of the late Benjamin T. and Cornelius Delmater Adams. While a young girl, she resided with her parents at Littleville, removing from there to Canandaigua and later to Shortsville. She was married to J. H. Skinner on March 27, 1872, and for many years they resided in Canton, Ohio. He died a few years ago in that city. The survivors are two sons, one brother, one sister, five nephews, five nieces and four grandchildren.



From Naples Review 31 May 1879

Ephriam Skinner
died May 2nd, aged about 72 years. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Cole, at the M. E. Church. Cancer of the stomach, the cause. Burial Victor Village Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 December 1936

Mrs. Hannah Skinner,
widow of Peter Skinner, died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Michale Gross, at Lyons. Besides her daughter, she leaves five sons, John of Junius, William, Thomas and Robert of Lyons and Frank of Buffalo; also several nieces and nephews residing in Geneva. The funeral will be held at St. Michael's church, Lyons with burial made in St. Patrick's cemetery, Geneva.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 October 1921

The funeral of John Skinner, aged 76 years, who died Tuesday morning after a long illness, will be held from the Yells Brothers Undertaking rooms on South Main street at one o'clock Friday afternoon. Interment will be made in Washington Street Cemetery. He is survived by one son, John B. Skinner, of Niles City, Montana.



From Ontario County Journal 25 July 1913

Canadice, N. Y. -  Mrs. Mary Skinner,
whose illness has been mentioned, died on Tuesday afternoon at her home, after a long period of ill health. Mrs. Skinner was born in this town 88 years ago. Since the death of her husband, about 18 years ago, she has passed most of the time with her children, of whom there are six, one son, George Skinner; and five daughters, Mrs. Emma Bray of Honeoye, Mrs. Mary Branch of this place, Mrs. Eva Noble and Mrs. Hattie Noble of Ardmore, Ind., Mrs. Alta Cole of South Livonia. The funeral was held on Friday with interment in Evergreen cemetery at Springwater.



From Geneva Gazette 6 November 1896

Suicide at Rushville -
On Wednesday evening 29th ult. at about 9 o'clock, the wife of Dr. W. W. Skinner, of this village, was found dead in the attic of her home, being suspended to a rafter by means of a thin rope, with a chair near by.  Her nurse had kept strict watch of her movements during the day, and as she had retired to her bed and in the temporary absence of the nurse, she went to the attic and succeeded in destroying her life.  Dr. Skinner was resting in a lower room, and when the nurse discovered Mrs. Skinner, the doctor rushed to the scene and took the unfortunate wife in his arms, and though not yet cold, life was extinct.  Dr. Wilkins was called and effort was made to restore her, but it was too late.  Just recently Mrs. Skinner attempted to end her life with poison, but was saved.  Her mind has been running on the life of self-destruction for some time, and though she was closely guarded and nursed, she finally succeeded.  This unfortunate condition nearly prostrated the doctor and he has the sympathy of the entire community.  Besides her husband, she leaves four children, the oldest being about eight years.  She was about 35 years of age. The funeral services were held at the house last Friday morning at 10 o'clock, Revs. Hoover and Baldwin officiating.  The remains were taken to Penn Yan for interment.  Rushville Review



From Ontario County Journal 22 February 1895

Canadice, N. Y. - William Skinner,
an aged resident of this town, died Monday of last week. The funeral was held Saturday  at 12 o'clock; interment took place at Evergreen cemetery in Springwater. He leaves a wife and six children, Dr. G. M. Skinner of Wayland; Mrs. Jackson Bray of Richmond; Mrs. Henry Branch of Canandaigua; Mrs. Edward Noble of Texas; Mrs. Samuel Noble of Texas; and Mrs. Romain Cole of Conesus, all of whom were present except Mrs. Edward Noble.



From Geneva Daily Times 2 October 1905

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. William T. Skinner
died Saturday evening after an illness of only a few days, with typhoid fever. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adrain Fynant and was married about eighteen months ago. Besides her husband who is a telegraph operator on the Pennsylvania division of the New York Central, at Cuddeback, she leaves a little daughter six months old. She is also survived by her parents, three brothers, Phillips, Clarence and Peter Fynant and one sister, Mrs. Thomas Greenwald of Geneva.



From Geneva Gazette 2 February 1894


Obituary - We are grieved to announce the death of Mr. Charles Skuse, an aged and highly respected farmer residing north of Geneva very near the Phelps town line.  It occurred after a brief illness on the 27th ult.  His age was about 80 years.  We counted him among our old and prompt-paying patrons.  His whole life was void of offense towards man, in many ways and in every way possible he was helpful to his neighbors, earning as he deserved universal esteem.  His funeral took place last Tuesday -- interment in Glenwood cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 26 August 1898

MRS. CHARLES SKUSE died at her home, 2 1/2 miles north of Geneva, last Wednesday, of gangrene followed by blood poisoning. She was the second wife of Mr. Skuse and bore him one daughter, still surviving. Of other relatives there are three step-sons, of whom John M. Skuse is the oldest. The funeral took place this morning from St. Francis deSales Church. Interment at Waterloo.



From Shortsville Enterprise 4 October 1928

The death of Mrs. George H. Skyner of Shortsville occurred at the Highland hospital in Rochester at 9 o'clock on Monday night, following an illness of three months from heart trouble. She had been confined to that institution for the past two weeks. Her age was 53 years. Mrs. Skyner was born in the town of Canandaigua on February 7, 1875. She was twice married, her first husband having been Henry Clark. On November 3, 1901, she was united in marriage with George H. Skyner. She is survived by her husband; eight children, Richard Clark, Mrs. Marie Gould and Miss Gladys Clark, all of Rochester and children of the first marriage; and Milton G., Merton D., Melvin F. and Lorretta Skyner, all of Shortsville. Funeral services will be held this Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from Wesleyan Methodist church, Canandaigua, the pastor, the Rev. Clara McLeister officiating. The burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in that city.



From Shortsville Enterprise 26 December 1929

The death of George Skyner of Clifton Springs, a former resident of Shortsville, occurred unexpectedly at the Sanitarium in that village on Saturday. A few days previous Mr. Skyner had submitted to an operation for hernia and was getting along nicely. However, a blood clot formed and broke, resulting in an internal hemorrhage. Mr. Skyner had made him home in Shortsville for a number of years, but had moved to Clifton Springs during the past summer, after his marriage to a lady in that village. He had been employed for many years in the Lehigh Valley yards at Manchester and a few years ago had sustained the loss of one of his legs in an accident there. Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters, Miss Loretta Skyner, of Palmyra, and Mrs. Marie Gould of Rochester; three sons, Milton, Merton and Melvin Skyner, all of Shortsville; a stepson Richard Clark of Rochester and a stepdaughter, Miss Gladys Clark, also of Rochester. Funeral services were held from the Wesleyan Methodist church in Canandaigua on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Clara McLeister. The remains were buried in West Avenue cemetery in that city.



From Ontario County Chronicle 25 March 1903

Allen's Hill, N. Y. -
The white robed visitant who has called so many of our dear ones over the river, beckoned to another Sunday morning, March 15, and Mrs. Betsey Slack passed on to that "echoless shore" at the age of 93 years, 7 months and 15 days. Mrs. Slack was a consistent member of the Episcopal church and the consolation of religion, no doubt sustained her under the bereavements she suffered during her long life, extending over two years in one century, and nearly all of another, through a period prolific of startling changes and advances in civilization and knowledge. Her death was the direct result of an accident, but for which, such was the vigor of her constitution, she might easily have rounded out a century. Deceased was a woman greatly beloved and esteemed by those who are so fortunate as to be friends of the family. Her welcome was always genuine, and she greatly enjoyed the society of her friends. At the Master's call with an unblemished record, she calmly passed to her reward. And will be "waiting and watching at the beautiful gate" to bid her idolized daughter, Ida, welcome to her eternal home. Three children survive, Edward of Ithaca, Mrs. Mary Abney of Texas and Miss Ida of this place. We all extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family in their affliction. Her funeral was attended from the Episcopal church, Wednesday, at 8 o'clock. Rev. A. M. Mellen of Honeoye Falls, officiating. The bearers were C. W. Sleght, T. C. Lee, R. M. Allen, G. E. Patterson.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 September 1896

The funeral services of Mrs. Mary Christina Slaght will be held tomorrow morning at nine o'clock at her late home, 72 Madison street, and on Monday at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Episcopal church of North Hector. The services will be conducted by Rev. Chas. E. Hamilton. Mrs. Slaght died on Friday evening at nine o'clock, of consumption, after months of patient suffering. She is survived by her husband, Emmett Slaght, and her children, Chas. F., Geo. E., Edith and John E., and by three sisters, five brothers and her mother. The deceased was a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal church.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 June 1909

The funeral of Mrs. Sarah M. Slaght took place this afternoon at 1:45 o'clock from her late home on Dorchester avenue. Rev. E. E. Merring, assistant at the Methodist church, officiated. The remains were taken to Lodi for interment.



From Geneva Daily Times 17 July 1903

Aged Person Dead - Mrs. Eliza Slater, aged 87 years, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. M. Simmons, at Seneca. Death was due to old age. Mrs. Slater had been for many years a resident of Penn Yan. She is survived by two sons and two daughters. The funeral will be held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. M. Simmons, at Seneca, Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Rev. David D. Moore of this city will officiate. The burial will be at Penn Yan.



From Ontario County Journal 21 February 1913

Mrs. Johanna Slater,
aged 81 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. B. Gillula, on the Rochester road, Monday morning. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Gillula, with whom she resided, and Mrs. Louis Ritter of Rochester; and one son, Daniel Slater of Buffalo.



From Geneva Daily Times 28 December 1908

Mrs. Catherine Moore Slattery,
widow of the late M. D. Slattery, died of pneumonia at her home, No. 387 North Main street in this city, last Saturday night at 11:30. She had reached the Scriptural age allotted to human life and passed away fully conscious to the last moment. Firmly grounded in the Christian faith in early life, her later years strengthened and fortified that early faith and teaching. A noble wife and mother greatly devoted to her household and its loved ones, her whole life was one of consecration and sacrifices for those by whom she was surrounded. She loved her home and it was sacred to her heart. In it she found peace, love and contentment. In disposition, in association, in all things which for good, for truth, purity and morality, she represented the highest and the best ideal of womanhood and motherhood and her death came as a great sorrow to her family and friends. A solemn high mass will be said at St. Stephen's church at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 30 January 1933

Daniel E. Slattery
of 137 Lafayette avenue died Saturday afternoon after a short illness. He leaves his wife, Mary; a daughter, Mrs. E. E. McGuigan of this city; three brothers, John Slattery of Salem, Ore., Michael of Alliance, Neb. and James of this city; also three grandchildren. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 8:30 o'clock from his late residence and 9 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 24 May 1918

Naples, N. Y. -
Friday afternoon, while working on a silo at the Parrish farm, Charles W. Slayton fell about 30 feet from a scaffolding and was so terribly injured that he died a few hours later. Both legs were broken and his back was thought to have been broken, besides internal injuries. He was born in Cohocton 69 years ago, coming to Naples in his early manhood. He married Miss Florence Bentley and a son, James, of Naples was born to them. After her death he married Miss Effie Mering of Ingleside, who survives with two sons, Carroll, of Newport News, Virginia, and two daughters, Florence, of Cranford, N. J., and Hazel of Naples. Three sisters also survive, Mrs. Joel Crouch of Cohocton; Mrs. Eugene Fairbrother of Avoca, and Mrs. Charles Arnold of Naples. Funeral services were held from the home on Monday, Dr. J. H. France officiating. Burial was in Rose Ridge cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 December 1904

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mortimer J. Sleght,
sixty-two years old, a well-known and life-long resident of this village, died about 12 o'clock Sunday night, at the residence of his son, Frank J. Sleght, on Scotland Road. Mr. Sleght had been in poor health for a long time, and had been confined to the house for the past six weeks, heart disease being the principal cause of his illness. Mr. Sleght was born in this town. He served in the War of the Rebellion, being a sergeant in Troop K, First N. Y. Mounted Rifles. He was an active member of the A. M. Murray Post, G. A. R. For the past twenty-two years he has held the offices of deputy sheriff and town constable, and has during his long residence here gained a great number of friends. He is survived by his wife, and three sons, Walter S. Sleght, Francis J. Sleght and Carlton M. Sleght, all of this village. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at the home of F. J. Sleght, Scotland Road.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 12 November 1927

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Walter S. Sleght, 45,
well-known in and around Canandaigua, died suddenly at Clifton Springs Sanitarium last night after an illness of less than two days. Mr. Sleght had been identified with banking at Canandaigua nearly all his lifetime and was assistant cashier of the Ontario County Trust Company when he died. Mr. Sleght was born at Allen's Hill, this county, and was a son of the late Mortimer and Louise Scott Sleght. He came to Canandaigua to reside when he was a child and received his education in the Canandaigua public schools. In 1890 he entered the bank of Williams and Barnes and had been in the banking business for the past thirty-seven years. He leaves his wife, Lina Hudson Sleght; a son, Walter S. Sleght, Jr. of this city; and a daughter, Miss Mabel Sleght of New York city. He also leaves two brothers, Francis J. Sleght of Buffalo, and Carlton M. Sleght of Batavia. Funeral from the undertaking rooms in North Main street Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock with Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord, rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 9 October 1915

The community was shocked and saddened when the word came on Tuesday afternoon that Carlton W. Sleight had passed away. Mr. Sleight was riding the corn harvester and fell off, expiring immediately. Dr. Standish, of Honeoye, was called and pronounced death caused by shock and heart failure. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at 2 o'clock from his late home, and the services will be conducted by the Masonic lodge, of which he was a worthy member. Mr. Sleight was 66 years and eight months old, but appeared younger, as he had a bright and cheerful disposition. He had many friends who all sympathize with the family in their great bereavement. Mr. Sleight is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nettie Earl Sleight; one daughter, Mrs. Will Fox, of Shortsville; and five sons, Fred, Earl, Ralph and Raymond, of Allens Hill, and Guy, of North Bloomfield; and fifteen grandchildren. Burial will be made in Lake View cemetery, Honeoye, beside a little granddaughter. Mr. Sleight as a young man worked at carpenter work, but a number of years ago he purchased the old Sleight homestead and farmed it quite successfully. On Tuesday his five sons ate dinner with him, and he joked with them and seemed well and happy.



From Ontario County Journal 26 March 1909

Honeoye, N. Y. -
On Wednesday, March 17, at the home of her son, John Sleight, occurred the death of Mrs. Julia Ann Sleight, following a stroke of paralysis, preceded by an attack of pis. Julia Ann Pool was born in the town of South Bristol 85 years ago, and with the exception of eight years residence in Michigan, her life had been spent in the town in which she was born and the adjoining towns of Bristol and Richmond. She was one of a family of nine children, only one of whom survives. Sixty years ago she was married to Theodore Sleight and six children came of this union. the family circle remained unbroken until 14 years ago, when Theodore, the youngest son, died, and a year later the husband and father also died. Mrs. Sleight was a woman of strong, Christian character, for many years a member of the Universalist church at Baptist Hill, a devoted wife and mother, a staunch, kind friend and neighbor, ever ready with a kindly word or noble act, and despite her great age retained her faculties and youthful appearance to a marked degree. She is survived by an aged sister, Mrs. Eliza Phillips; two daughters, Mrs. Boylan of Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Z. J. Briggs, of this village; three sons, Henry Sleight of Ann Arbor, Mich.; John of Richmond Mills, and Frank of Honeoye Falls; ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The funeral was held on Friday afternoon from the home of her son at Richmond Mills, Rev. G. C. Babbitt of the Universalist church of Bristol, officiating, with interment at Lakeview cemetery in Honeoye. The floral offerings were many and beautiful.



From Ontario County Journal 12 October 1894

Honeoye, N. Y. - Theodore Sleight, Jr.,
of Bristol, died after a week's illness of malignant diphtheria, on Monday, October 8, about 11 o'clock. The burial was held the same evening in Lake View Cemetery. His age was 23 years.



From Ontario County Journal 11 December 1885

John Sleighton,
a well-to-do Irishman of 70 years, committed suicide at his home near Honeoye on Wednesday of last week, by cutting his throat with a knife. No trouble is known of any kind that could have prompted the deed, and it is believed to have been the result of a general physical and mental decline.



From Geneva Gazette 3 September 1886

Obituary - MRS. WILLIAM SLINEY. On Saturday last Mrs. William Sliney was picking plums from a ladder placed against a tree.  The ladder apparently had not been firmly planted on the ground, or else she leaned too far to one side, for it suddenly turned, precipitating her to the ground.  Mrs. Sliney, being seventy years old and very heavy, struck the ground with such force that several ribs were broken and two of them separated from the spinal bone.  Drs. H. D. Weyburn and N. B. Covert were summoned and everything possible was done for the sufferer, but after lingering in great agony until Sunday morning death came to her relief.  Three sons and three daughters survive her.  The funeral services were held on Wednesday last and were largely attended.



From Ontario County Journal 1 July 1887

Canadice, N. Y. - Mrs. Slingerland, wife of Henry Slingerland, died on the 25th inst. She had suffered a long time from a complication of diseases, and at last dropsical consumption finished the work. She leaves a husband, one daughter, and four sons to mourn a devoted wife and mother. The funeral service will be held at the church on Tuesday at 2 p.m.



From Geneva Daily Times 24 May 1912

Barnum Slocum,
aged 82 years, who resided at the home of Charles Bryant, about four miles north of Geneva, committed suicide late yesterday afternoon. Slocum shot himself in the right temple, using a 32 caliber revolver. The gun used by the suicide was one which had been in the family a long time. It was a Ranger No. 3 of the Hopkins-Allen make. Despondency over ill health and other troubles is believed to have been the cause. Slocum was alone in the house at the time. His wife, who also resided at the Bryant home, and Mr. Bryant, left the house early yesterday afternoon for Geneva. Before leaving Mr. Slocum was told that if it rained to see that a number of young chickens which were about the yard were housed so as to protect them. Mrs. Slocum and Mr. Bryant returned about 6:15 o'clock. When Mrs. Slocum entered the house she went to a bedroom and there, lying across the bed, was her husband with blood flowing from a wound in the head. Dr. H. D. Weyburn was immediately called. Mr. Slocum was unconscious when found and when the physician arrived he was still alive but so weak that it was impossible to revive him and he died within a short time. Coroner Flint was then called. After an investigation the Coroner decided that an inquest was unnecessary and a certificate of death from suicide was granted. Lying beside the injured man when the parties found him was an unsigned note reading: "It is half-past four p.m. I don't think it will rain before you get home so I will put my light out." It is supposed that the note referred to the request to care for the chickens in case of rain and the intention to end his life.
 
It was stated to the Coroner that Mr. Slocum had suffered of late from heart trouble and that he had been taking treatment. It is also stated that an insurance company to which he belonged had recently voted to increase the rates and that he has brooded over the matter of being able to meet the increased assessment. Mr. Slocum is survived by his widow; one son, Earl Slocum of Brooklyn, and two sisters, Mrs. C. Cibbs of Worcester, Mass., and Mrs. Sarah Wixam of Michigan.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 11 October 1938

Phelps, N. Y. -  Mrs. Catherine Slocum
died yesterday in the home of her nephew, Albert Bryant, in the eastern section of the town of Phelps. She leaves a son, Earl, Phelps. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow in a local funeral home with burial in Joslyn Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 10 July 1874


Hon. Barzillai Slosson, an old and at one time very prominent citizen of Geneva, died at that place on Saturday, the 27th ult. His age was sixty-four years.  He died very suddenly, about twenty minutes after the attack - probably of heart disease.



From Geneva Daily Times 16 November 1903

The funeral of the late Henry L. Slosson, who died suddenly at 1:45 o'clock Saturday afternoon from apoplexy, at his home on the Lochland Road, will take place from Trinity church tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. Charles M. Sills, D. D., rector of the church, will officiate. Burial will follow on the family plot, Glenwood Cemetery. The deceased is the last survivor of the six sons of the late Barzillai Slosson, who came to this section from New York in the early part of the century and settled on the old Slosson homestead, Slosson road. With the deceased, the other five sons of Barzillai Slosson, namely, John Slosson, J. Lawrence Slosson, William Slosson, Richard Slosson and Edward Slosson, constituted one of the best known families of Geneva. Henry Slosson was born at the family home in 1841. After his preliminary education, he entered Hobart College with the class of 1863. While he left college before his class was graduated, the local institution conferred the degree of Bachelor of Science upon him in 1886. Throughout his college life he was an active member of Theta Delta Chi fraternity of which he was one of the early members. After leaving college, he continued to take an active interest in the fraternity and was a regular attendant at the fraternity banquets, if he was in the city when they occurred.

In 1862, he received an appointment to an officer in the Engineers corps of the United States navy. He served throughout the civil war under Admiral Farragut and was also a participant in the Corean war. Since his resignation from the service in 1883, he has lived a retired life at his country home. He is survived by his widow, one sister, Mrs. James A. Hart of Colorado Springs; two  daughters, Mrs. Alfred G. Lewis and Miss Ethelred S. Slosson, of this city; five sons, Henry L. Slosson, Jr., of San Francisco; C. Audry Slosson and Edward Slosson of New York; Frederick L. Slosson and James Slosson of this city.



From Geneva Advertiser 6 January 1903

Mr. James Lawrence Slosson
died at his home in the suburbs of Geneva last Friday evening, Jan. 2d, 1903, aged nearly 68 years. His death leaves Henry L. Slosson the sole male survivor of his father's family, having a married sister living in Colorado Springs. The deceased was a practicing lawyer in New York for many years, but returned to Geneva some ten years ago and this has been his home ever since, residing with his widowed mother until her death, and occupying the Slosson mansion. He was a whole souled, generous man, sympathetic and kind to all, never passing by an appeal for aid. His popularity was shown by his election from the first ward, in our board of aldermen, serving on the law committee. In politics he was a Democrat of the old school, but did not embrace the free silver doctrine. Geneva has lost a good man in J. L. Slosson, and that after a very brief illness.



From Geneva Gazette 24 December 1886

With unfeigned sorrow we chronicle the death of our most estimable townsmen, Mr. William Slosson. It occurred at Jacksonville, Fla., on Sunday evening of this week, whither he had gone a short time since accompanied by his devoted wife in hopes of deriving benefit by the change. His ailing, however, (organic disease of the heart) was one beyond recovery by climatic changes. He had been informed by medical counsel of the nature of his disease, and this consciousness of peril, acting upon a nervous temperament, without doubt hastened a fatal termination. The bereaved widow returned on Wednesday last accompanied from Washington by her brother, Mr. E. B. Webster. The body arrived yesterday morning.

The deceased was the oldest son and child of the late Hon. Barsillai Slosson. With the exception of a few years, while he was studying and practicing law in New York, he had been a resident of Geneva for about forty years. His frank and genial nature, liberality and hospitality made for him a host of warm friends, and won for him the deserved respect of our entire community. Politically he was a pronounced Democrat, and by favor of his party had served the people of this town and county most ably and efficiently in the Board of Supervisors. In 1880 he was Democratic candidate for Assemblyman, and though defeated by the tidal wave which swept everything before it in that disastrous campaign, he ran handsomely ahead of his ticket, a fact attesting his well-merited popularity. He had no overwhelming anxiety for political or official honors, and those received were conferred upon him unsought. His tastes were domestic and social. In business he had a fancy for horticulture, and was of the largest and most successful fruit growers in this region of the state. The funeral of the lamented deceased took place yesterday from Trinity church. The chief mourners were his venerable mother, the bereaved widow and five children, three brothers and one sister.



From Ontario County Journal 4 September 1896

Canadice, N. Y. - Daniel Slout,
an old resident of this town, died on Aug. 26. The deceased was 77 years of age and leaves two brothers and one sister, Wesley Slout and Mrs. Abagail Clark of this town, and David Slout of Wayland.



From Naples Record 8 October 1880

Canadice, N. Y., Oct. 4 - John Slout,
one of our oldest citizens, died on Thursday, the 30th ult., aged 93 years. The funeral was held at the house, and his remains were buried in the cemetery of the M. E. church, on Saturday, the 2nd inst. Mrs. Slout is not expected to live from one hour to another. It was expected that she would die first, but she was still alive when last heard from.



From Ontario County Chronicle 30 April 1902

Canadice, N. Y. - Wesly Slout
died at his home at Canadice Lake Wednesday morning after a long illness. His age was 87 years. The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church Friday afternoon at two o'clock. Here a large number of friends and relatives met to pay their last respect.



From Ontario County Times 22 February 1871

On last Sunday, Wm. E. Sly was buried in this village. Mr. Sly was a soldier in the late war, and in this service contracted the disease which resulted in his death. Mr. Sly was born in New Windsor, Orange county, where he lived until 1856, and then moved to Michigan. He established himself there as a farmer until the war. He enlisted in the 10th Michigan Infantry, and served until the close of the war in the Army of the Tennessee under Sherman. After the war he entered into the mercantile business in Michigan. Being unsuccessful, he went to (line missing in newspaper) finally to Geneva. His age was forty-eight. Mr. Sly was married to Miss Rebecca Westervelt, of Newfield, Tompkins Co., on the 12th of January, 1870. Mrs. Sly, with a child four months old, remains for the present at Geneva. Geneva Courier



From Geneva Daily Times 16 July 1906

Mrs. Rebecca Small, wife of Moses Small, the Exchange street jeweler, died at 9:45 o'clock Saturday night at the family home, No. 12 Elmwood avenue. Mrs. Small was 38 years of age and had been ill only a few days with diabetes. Mr. and Mrs. Small moved to this city about four years ago from Waterloo, where Mr. Small was engaged in the jewelry business. Besides her husband, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Bessie Weisberg, of Syracuse; two brothers, Sol Weisberg of Troy, and Maurice Weisberg of Syracuse; four sisters, Etta, Goldie, Lena, and Annie Weisberg, of Syracuse. The remains were taken on the 4:13 train yesterday afternoon to Syracuse. The funeral will take place Tuesday from her mother's home. Interment will be in Syracuse.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 May 1905

Hopewell, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Louisa Smalley, 82 years old, widow of the late John Smalley, occurred. Monday morning from a complication of diseases, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nolaldinger, of Hopewell. The funeral services were held at the house Wednesday morning with burial at Benton. Rev. H. W. Sanford, of the M. E. church, officiated.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 3 May 1905

Ionia, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. Thomas Smallwood was held Thursday afternoon from her late residence. Deceased was 26 years of age and had been ill some months with consumption. Besides a husband, she leaves a mother, sister and brother to all of whom our sympathy is extended. Remains were interred in the village cemetery.



From Victor Herald 23 April 1892

Wednesday morning Benjamin Smart, a well-known resident of the west part of the town, living about one mile northwest of Fishers, went to work in a field some distance from his house. He was accompanied by a hired man and team. In the course of their work they had occasion to burn some brush and the wind carried the fire further than they cared for and it soon got the advantage of them. The day was very warm, and the place where they were working was in a hollow where the sun poured down its hottest rays. The hired man became overcome by the heat and went to the barn to rest, and it was some time before anyone returned to the place where Smart was left. When at length they returned, they found his lifeless body a short distance from a pond of water, with nearly all the clothes burned from the limbs and lower part of the body, and the flesh burned to a crisp in many places. The matter was at once reported and the coroner notified, who came on the 4 p.m. train and went at once to the house, a jury was empaneled, which viewed the remains and adjourned till Friday at 4 p.m. It is doubtful if the particulars of this unfortunate affair will ever be known. The hired man says he left Smart all right, no one saw him for about three hours and he was dead when found. It is supposed that he fought the flames till he was overcome by the heat and smoke and fell; the fire, in its course, finally reaching the spot where he lay. He was undoubtedly unconscious when the fire caught his clothing, for had he not been, he would have gone to the pond a few feet distant and extinguished it. The body was badly burned and presented a horrible sight; but his face was untouched, and his heavy head of hair was barely scorched.

Mr. Smart was well-known in this vicinity as a man who had accumulated a competence by great economy and industry. He was about seventy years of age and leaves no family except his invalid wife. The funeral services were held at his late residence yesterday afternoon, the interment was at Mendon cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 24 November 1934

Geneva, N. Y., Nov. 23 -
Funeral will be conducted Monday at the home of his son, William, in Castle Road at 9:30 o'clock and at 10 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales church in Geneva for Abraham Smead, who died today at the son's home. Besides the son, he leaves his widow, Sarah Hayes Smead; four daughters, Sister M. Florencia of Sacred Heart Convent, Rochester, Sister M. Anne DeSales of the Mother, Pittsford, and Mrs. Gardner of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Kneeland Riggs of Geneva; and several grandchildren. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Geneva.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 2 July 1938

Canandaigua, N. Y. -  Clarence F. Smead,
38, Littleville, died Thursday after a five weeks' illness. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Genevieve Lamphier Smead; and two children, Jean and Elaine; also his foster-mother, Mrs. Jennie Beard, Victor. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow in the home with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, this city.



From Geneva Daily Times 28 January 1935

Mrs. Sarah Smead,
of 143 Nursery avenue, died in Rochester Saturday after a short illness. She leaves four daughters, Sister Florentia and Sister Anna DeSales of the St. Joseph Order in Rochester; Mrs. C. Garland of Norwick and Mrs. K. E. Riggs of Geneva; and one son, William, of Seneca Castle. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 8:30 o'clock from the home of Mrs. Riggs, and 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's Church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 23 May 1919

The funeral services for Joseph Smithem, of Hopewell, aged 80 years, who was killed by the cars last week Thursday evening within 300 yards of his home, were held from the Ahrens & Breen undertaking rooms on Saturday afternoon. He came from East Bridgeford, Nottinghamshire, England, with his family about 35 years ago. He is survived by his widow; two sons, George E. and Palmer J. Smithem, of California; and four daughters, Mrs. Eliza A. Carl and Mrs. Elizabeth Austin of California, Mrs. Fannie Austin of Leeds, England, and Mrs. Mary J. Sanderson of Rochester; besides grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Interment was in Sand Hill cemetery.



From Shortsville Enterprise 12 January 1933

Mrs. Matilda Smolinski,
54, wife of Joseph Smolinski, died at her home in Lehigh avenue, Manchester, on Wednesday night, January 4th, after a two weeks' illness of pneumonia. Besides a two weeks' illness of pneumonia. Besides her husband, she leaves four daughters, Mrs. John Bojczuk of Lyons; Mrs. Adoph Whittner of Cleveland; Mrs. Samuel Verege of Monosson, Pa.; Miss Helen Smolinski of Hudson, N. Y.; and Joseph, Walter, Edward and Anthony Smolinski, all of Manchester; also fourteen grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday at 10 o'clock from the late home and at 10:30 o'clock from St. Dominic's Church, Shortsville, the Rev. J. E. Napier officiating. Interment was in St. Rose Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 14 March 1913

Honeoye, N. Y. -  Edward Smythe,
a prominent farmer in South Bristol, died at his home on Saturday night of acute indigestion, aged 64 years. Mr. Smythe has been failing for some time, but his sudden death was a shock to his friends. He was a son of Thomas Smythe and Mary Foy Smythe, and was born in Richmond Jan. 11, 1849. When he was six years old his parents moved to South Bristol. He married Miss May Murray, and four children were born to them. Mrs. Smythe died 22 years ago. Mr. Smythe was a Democrat and had served his party in many ways. He was supervisor of South Bristol for five years and assessor for a number of years. He was a kind neighbor and a friend to those in need. He leaves two sons, Robert Smythe of South Bristol, and Thomas Smythe of St. Louis; two daughters, Miss Gertrude Smythe of South Bristol, and Miss Mabel Smythe of Rochester; four brothers, Thomas Smythe, Richard Smythe, William Smythe, all of Rochester; four sisters, Miss Mary Smythe, Miss Rose Smythe, Miss Susan Smythe, all of Rochester, and Mrs. Charles Brady of Canandaigua. The friends met at the family residence on Tuesday morning at 7:30 and accompanied the remains to Canandaigua, where the funeral services were held in St. Mary's church. The burial was made in the Catholic cemetery by the side of his wife.



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