From Geneva Daily Times 25 March 1902
"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
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
From Geneva Gazette 26 August 1898
MRS. CHARLES SKUSE died at her home, 2 1/2 miles north of
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.
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
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
The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at the home of F. J.
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
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
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
morning after a long illness. His age was 87 years. The funeral
were held at the M. E. Church Friday afternoon at two o'clock. Here a
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
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
train yesterday afternoon to Syracuse. The funeral will take place
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
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,
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,
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.
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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