Smith Obituaries "A" through "F"
From Ithaca Daily News 26 February 1900
Shortly after midnight Saturday, the fast Lehigh Valley express,
train No. 8, struck a carriage containing seven persons at Tuttle's
Crossing, near Farmington, killing, fatally injuring or badly hurting
all the occupants. All are members of one family. The dead: Mrs. Amy Smith, forty-eight years old; Bert Smith, twenty-four years old; Miss Miranda Smith, twenty-four years old; Glee Smith, fourteen years old; Catherine Smith, eight years. The injured: Porter Smith, husband of Mrs. Smith and father of the victims, fatally; Gardiner Smith, twenty-one years, seriously.
Before reaching the crossing, the sleigh was stopped and Mr. Smith
listened for the train, but did not hear it in the howling gale. The
horses had just crossed the track in safety when the engine
of the express crashed down upon the sleigh and its occupants.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 27 November 1907
Mrs. A. Eveline Andrews Smith, widow of the late Dr. Joseph
P. Smith, a prominent physician in this village for many years, died
Wednesday morning in the Memorial Hospital, at the age of 80 years. She
is survived by two half sisters, Mrs. Robert Smith of Seattle, Wash.,
and Mrs. John Daily of Stuart, Ia. The funeral was held from the
residence of Mack S. Smith, her nephew, in Gibson street Friday
afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. Livingston L. Taylor, pastor of the
Congregational church officiating. Interment in Woodlawn cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 July 1897
A. J. Smith, engineer at the water works station, died at an early
hour Sunday morning, of dropsy, at the Church Home hospital. Mr. Smith
was 52 years of age and leaves a wife and two sons,
Warren and Frank.
10 July 1897 - The funeral of the late A. J. Smith, who
Sunday morning, was held yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock, from the
residence at the pump station at Glass Factory bay. The funeral was
largely attended. The remains were met at the entrance of Glenwood
cemetery by the members of the Masonic lodge, of which Mr. Smith was
a member in high standing, and the members of the Order of Eastern
Star. The remains were escorted to the grave where the solemn Masonic
burial service was read.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 December 1907
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Abram S. Smith occurred
early Friday morning at his home on Church street. He had been ill
several months with heart trouble. Mr. Smith was born at Waterloo Sept.
13, 1831. Forty-two
years ago he came to Phelps and for a couple of years he conducted the
Globe Hotel, a hostelry that has long since passed out of existence.
Mr. Smith entered the coal and produce business, which he conducted
up to two years ago, when he retired. In politics, Mr. Smith always
supported the Democratic principles and was three times elected
supervisor of the
Town of Phelps. He also served several terms as president of the
Mr. Smith was a member of Sincerity Lodge, F. and A. M. His near
are his widow, and three daughters, Mrs. Henry Warner, Mrs. Frank L.
and Miss Leah Smith, who resides at home; also a brother, J. R. Smith
Waterloo, and a sister, Miss Luella Smith of Rose, N. Y. The funeral
be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and will be private.
From Victor Herald 20 May 1904
Friday, May 13th, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Taft, occurred
the funeral of Adelbert Smith. Rev. Newton Bates officiated,
and interment was made in the Rural Cemetery. The deceased was a great
sufferer for many months. He was 61 years of age and leaves two
sisters, Mrs. W. T. Case and Mrs. M. L. Taft.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 April 1930
Shortsville, April 14 - Adelbert H. Smith died at the Thompson
Memorial Hospital in Canandaigua, Sunday morning, April 13, at 3:45
o'clock following an extended illness. He was born in Marion, N. Y.,
February 14, 1857, a son of Harry and Anna Hamshier Smith. He was
married to Miss Nellie M. Persons, who died March 20, 1913. Mr. and
Mrs. Smith went to Michigan to reside but thirty-three years ago came
to Hopewell where they had lived ever since. Mr. Smith was a member of
the Knights of the Maccabees. The survivors are one son, Clyde Smith of
Hopewell and one daughter, Mrs. Maude Scutt of Canandaigua; one sister,
Mrs. Emma Isabelle Coomber of Hopewell; one brother, Frank O. Smith of
St. Louis, Mo.; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held
on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Methodist church in Chapin.
Rev. Ernest Warren will officiate and the burial will be in Brookside
From Shortsville Enterprise 23 May 1913
Mrs. Adelbert H. Smith died at the family home in Hopewell on
Tuesday afternoon at 3:10 o'clock, after a three weeks' illness with
pneumonia. Her age was 54 years. She was born in Hopewell and had
passed nearly all her life there. The survivors are her husband, one
son, one daughter, and two brothers. Rev. C. C. Reynolds will conduct
the funeral services to be held from the house this Friday afternoon.
From Shortsville Enterprise 11 November 1915
The death of Alice E. Smith occurred at her home in
Manchester Center on Friday morning, Oct. 29. She had been in poor
health for a number of years, but was able to be about the house until
a few days before her death. She was a daughter of Harvey and Eunice
White Harmon, and was born on Dec. 20, 1828, near Clifton Springs, in
the house now standing just west of Fall Brook on the Lawrence Martin
farm. On January 4, 1855, she married Edmund Smith and removed to
Manchester Center where her life was spent. Mrs. Smith came of an old
pioneer family; her father having settled at the "Poplar Corners" in
1814. A few years later he removed to the Fall Brook farm and then
again back to the original home. He was a native of Connecticut, and
her mother a native of Vermont. For many years her father kept a hotel
and it was a regular stopping place for travelers through this section.
The local post office was also kept there for a long time. As a young
girl she saw the first train that passed over the Auburn branch of the
N. Y. C. R. R. She was possessed of a fine mind and of a strong
character and was a constant reader of good literature. She was always
ready to help those in need, and in the active years of her life spent
many days and nights caring for the sick. In early life she joined the
M. E. church at Port Gibson and remained a faithful member until her
death. Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband and two sons, A. Ervin and
Asa H. Smith, who reside on the home farm. A son, George E., died in
1859 of diphtheria, which was the first case of that disease in this
vicinity. Other survivors are one brother, Henry C. Harmon, of
Cassopolis, Mich., and two nephews, Byron H. Macumber, of Manchester,
and Calvin Macumber of Beloit, Wis., and one niece, Mrs. Frank Huntoon,
of Shortsville. The funeral services were held from her late home the
following Monday afternoon and were conducted by the Rev. H. B.
Reddick, of Clifton Springs, assisted by the Rev. Eberle of Port
Gibson. The burial was in the Pioneers' cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 17 February 1871
Mr. Andre Smith, whose
death we chronicle today, was of the old and well-known firm of Smith
& Gaylord, master builders. Deceased was an experienced and
enlightened mechanic, a most conscientious and upright man in all his
dealings, and in every sense a good and respected citizen. He had not
enjoyed good health for a year or more, yet buoyed up by a strong,
energetic will, he kept about and in active employment until November
last. He then succumbed to what he supposed was a severe attack of
rheumatism, but the disease developed itself rapidly into the formidable
and dangerous form of scrofulous consumption, which terminated fatally
on Monday morning last. His funeral was attended yesterday from the
Presbyterian church, of which he was a zealous and honored member. The
large concourse present with saddened countenance, betokened the
universal sorrow which prevails at his decease.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 September 1909
Mrs. Angeline K. Smith, widow of the late Charles Smith, died this
noon about 11:45 o'clock at the City Hospital after a two weeks'
illness. Yesterday she underwent an operation. She was about 70 years
old. She leaves two brothers, Edward Kime of Fayette and William C.
Kime of Waterloo; one sister, Miss Susan A. Kime of this city. The
remains were taken this afternoon to her late home, No. 149 William
street. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 4 June 1902
Mrs. Ann Smith died yesterday at her home in Clark street, aged 68
She was a widow of Richard Smith. The deceased is survived by two sons,
and Henry Hanovan, of this village, and one daughter, Mrs. Peter Neenan
East Bloomfield. Burial in St. Bridget's Cemetery, East Bloomfield.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 January 1909
Phelps, N. Y. - The remains of Mrs. Ann E. Smith, widow
of Franklin Smith, who died at Rochester, were brought to Phelps for
burial Saturday. Mrs. Smith formerly lived in Phelps and was the mother
of Rev. George Smith, who died about five years ago. She was 75 years
os age. Surviving relatives are three sisters, Mrs. A. B. Morse, Mrs.
S. M. Peeler and Mrs. M. E. Reynolds, all of Rochester.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 15 March 1917
Shortsville, N. Y., March 14 - The funeral of Mrs. Ann Orleans Smith took
place from the home of her son, Adelbert H. Smith, in the town of
Hopewell, three miles south of this village, at 1 o'clock this
afternoon. Rev. Mr. Shepard of Chapin Methodist Episcopal Church
officiated. Interment was made at Brookside cemetery, Shortsville. Mrs.
Smith had been a sufferer with heart trouble for several weeks and died
from that disease at 2 o'clock Monday morning. She was a daughter of
the late Robert and Betsy Walter Hamshire, and was born near Maidstone,
England, on September 11, 1835. Coming to American when 17 years old,
in 1852, she became a resident of East Walworth, Wayne county, and was
married in 1856 to Henry Smith, of Walworth, which place was their home
for a time. Moving from that village, they settled in the town of
Manchester, living there for eighteen years, and then moved to Kansas
and later to Missouri, where they remained for sixteen years. There Mr.
Smith died. His wife came back East and for the past eight years had
made the home of her son, Adelbert H. Smith, her home. She was a
lifelong member of the Church of England. Mrs. Smith leaves two sons
and a daughter, Adelbert H. Smith of Hopewell, Franklin G. Smith of St.
Louis, and Mrs. Alfred Coomber of Hopewell; a grandson, Clyde E. Smith
of Hopewell; four granddaughters, Mrs. Alonzo Schutt, of Chapin, and
Misses Ruby, Bessie and Florence Smith of St. Louis; a brother, Fred
Hamshire of Toledo; and three sisters, Mrs. Hoyt of Pontiac, Mich, Mrs.
Emma Gilfoil of Marion, N. Y., and Mrs. Mary Ellen Wood of East
From Geneva Daily Times 11 April 1899
Mrs. Anna Smith, one of Geneva's oldest and most respected
citizens, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. George T. Keith,
on Grove street, yesterday afternoon, after a lingering illness, aged
78 years. The deceased suffered six strokes of paralysis, the last one
proving fatal. Mrs. Smith is survived by two sons and two daughters,
Benjamin F. Clark of Geneva, George W. Smith of Batavia, and Mrs. T.
Fred Archer and Mrs. George T. Keith of this city. The funeral will
take place Thursday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock from her late residence,
and at 3 o'clock from Trinity church, Rev. r. H. W. Nelson,
officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood.
From Ontario County Journal 10 September 1915
The death of Mrs. Anna Cooley Smith occurred at her home on
Gibson street on Tuesday morning, following a long illness of heart
trouble. She leaves one son, Ellic D. Cooley of Canandaigua; three
daughters, Mrs. Lewis G. Seeley of Caro, Mich., Mrs. Lewis D. Canfield
of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Wallace W. Bullock of Hastings-on-the-Hudson;
several grandchildren; two brothers, R. D. Graves of Corning and C. D.
Graves of Pontiac, Mich.; and a sister, Miss Ida Graves of Canandaigua.
Rev. Livingston L. Taylor will officiate at the funeral services at the
home this afternoon at 4 o'clock. Interment will be in Woodlawn.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 January 1915
Mrs. Anna L. Smith, aged 66 years, wife of Martin H. Smith, of 616
South Main street, died last night at 10:30 o'clock at the Geneva City
Hospital, after an illness of about ten days. She is survived by her
husband, one daughter, Mrs. E. J. Cook; one grandchild; one sister,
Miss Emmeline W. Thomas, all of Geneva; two brothers, James E. Thomas
of North Rose, and Edward B. Thomas of Trafford City, Pa. Mrs. Smith
was born in Geneva and has for many years been a member of the North
Presbyterian church, taking an active part in the
church affairs. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 3
from the house, Rev. David H. Craver officiating. Interment will be
in Glenwood Cemetery and will be private.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 September 1902
Anne Smith died at the City hospital at 5:30 o'clock yesterday
afternoon, from general debility, aged 68 years. The remains were taken
last evening to the undertaking rooms of Devaney & Fletcher, and
this morning were taken to her late residence, four miles north of the
city, on the Pre-emption road. The deceased is survived by one
son, George Smith. The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock Sunday from
the late residence. Interment will be in the Oaks Corners
From Ontario County Journal 18 August 1893
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - The sad death of Mrs. Arthur Smith, formerly
this place, occurred at Ovid on Friday last. The funeral, which was
largely attended, was held at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. K.
Washburn, on Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock; interment at Reed's Corners
cemetery. Mrs. Smith won for herself hosts of friends while among us,
by her amiable disposition and kind manners. She leaves a husband, one
son, father, sister and brother to mourn her loss, who have the sincere
sympathy of the whole community.
From Ontario County Times 27 August 1884
Port Gibson, N. Y. - Mrs. Smith, widow of the late Asa Smith, died
at her old home Aug. 21st. Her funeral was held at the M. E. church
Saturday morning, she being the oldest member. She was ninety-five
years of age.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 October 1929
Clifton Springs, N. Y., Oct. 21 - Mrs. Barbara Mackenzie Smith, 51,
wife of A. Ervin Smith, died today at her home in Manchester Center.
She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Margaret Mackenzie of New
York City; four sons, Kenneth of Canandaigua, Emory George Sidney
Smith, Sidney Ervin Smith and Elmer Rollin Smith, all of Manchester;
two sisters, Georgianna MacDonald of Bath, England, Susan Ross of
Edinburgh, Scotland; and one brother, Alexander MacDonald of Edinburgh,
Scotland. Funeral Wednesday at 2 o'clock from the home. Burial in
From Ontario County Journal 2 April 1909
Manchester, N. Y. - Benjamin G. Smith, died at his home on Main
street on Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock, aged 71 years. He suffered a
stroke of paralysis on the preceding Monday afternoon and most of the
time until his death lay in an unconscious state. He was a son of Levi
and Betsey Ketchum Smith and was born in the town of Farmington in
October, 1837. His parents purchased a farm north of the village of
Manchester in 1850 and most of the time since his home had been in
Manchester. The death of his wife, Mrs. Josephine Smith, occurred in
this village about 12 years ago. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs.
Fred White of Temecula, Cal.; one son, Clarence Smith of Auburn; two
brothers W. Harrison Smith of Albany, and Ira Smith of Skaneateles; one
sister, Mrs. Ephriam Wilber, of West Bloomfield. The funeral was held
in the Methodist church on Monday afternoon, Rev. C. Hebblethwaite
officiating. Interment was in Brookside Cemetery.
The following relatives from out-of-town were in attendance at the
funeral of Benjamin G. Smith on Monday: Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Smith and
son, Clifford, of Auburn; W. H. H. Smith of Albany; Mr. and Mrs. Ira
Smith of Skaneateles; Mr. and Mrs. E. Wilber of West Bloomfield;
William Warfield and daughter and William Newman of Canandaigua; Daniel
Ketchum of Rochester; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Petty and Gardner Smith of
From Ontario County Chronicle 26 June 1901
Naples, N. Y. - Benjamin Orrin Smith died Saturday. Most of his
long life was spent on the farm where he died. Three sons, George of
Bath, John of Hammondsport, Benjamin O. of Naples, a wife and two
From Ontario County Journal 28 June 1901
Naples, N. Y. - The death of Benjamin Orrin Smith occurred
Saturday last. His age was 78. He was born in Naples and this had
always been his home. He bore the same name as his father and gave it
to his oldest son. A wife, three daughters and four sons are left. The
daughters are Mrs. Elliott of Italy; Mrs. James Demorest and Miss
Caroline of Naples; the sons are B. O. of Naples; George of Bath; John
of Hammondsport and Richard of Rushville.
From Ontario County Journal 25 February 1881
Mrs. Betsey Smith, wife of one of the older residents of South
Bristol, David M. Smith, died Feb. 16th of pneumonia, at the age of 62.
She was a sister of the late Lucius Lincoln, Esq., and aunt of
Hon. C. S. Lincoln. She was greatly beloved, and a large circle of
relatives and friends are bereaved. The funeral was held on Saturday in
the neighborhood of her residence, at West Hollow, in
this town, and she was buried in that cemetery.
From Victor Herald 9 September 1893
Mrs. Betsey Smith, widow of Levi Smith, died
at her home in Manchester village Thursday morning, aged nearly
75 years. She had been confined to her room for some time with disease.
Her daughter-in-law, three sons, Benjamin, W. H. and Ira; also two
daughters, Mrs. Leonard Lyke and Mrs. Ephraim Wilber, survive. Mrs.
Smith formerly lived in the town of Farmington, on the farm south from
Brownsville, owned by Mrs. McKallor and occupied by M. C. Crowley.
From Ontario County Journal 24 April 1896
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Catherine Smith, wife of Abram S. Smith, coal
dealer, dropped dead on Monday afternoon at about half-past three
o'clock, while at work in her flower garden. Henry Chase was assisting
her, and they had been in the yard for some time, when Mrs. Smith
suddenly stopped and speaking to Mr. Chase, said, "I feel dizzy and am
afraid I shall fall." Before he could reply she fell on her face and
expired immediately. Her husband, who was near by, was summoned, and
kind hands bore her into the house. A doctor was called but found that
the spark of life had fled. Mrs. Smith was quite a fleshy person and
had been troubled at times with her heart, and it was that which
undoubtedly caused her death. Her sudden taking away has cast a gloom
over the village. Mrs. Smith was very highly esteemed in the community.
She was a very domestic woman and very fond of her family. Her age was
56 years. She leaves, besides her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Henry
Warner of Clifton Springs, Mrs. Frank Holbrook of Phelps, and Miss Lee,
the youngest, who lived at home. The funeral services were held from
the home on Church street and very largely attended yesterday afternoon
at 2 o'clock, Rev. Dr. Webb officiating, and interment made in Phelps
From Geneva Daily Times 9 October 1933
The funeral of Charles B. Smith of 383 Washington street,
who was killed yesterday morning when he attempted to halt a bolting
team of horses on a farm southeast of Hall, will be held tomorrow
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the late residence, with Rev. J. B. Arthur
of St. Paul's Episcopal church, Waterloo, officiating. Burial will be
in the new Lyons cemetery. Besides his wife and a daughter, Mrs. Lewis
G. Storey, of this city, he leaves a sister, Mrs. Race Williams of
Junius; and two brothers, John Smith of Phelps, and Michael of Parish,
From Geneva Daily Times 8 July 1908
Charles H. Smith, aged 69 years, died Monday night at 9:30 o'clock
at his home, 148 William street, after a long illness with heart
disease. He had been a farmer in Seneca Co. until seven years ago; on
account of failing health he removed to this city. He is survived by
his widow and one niece, Mrs. Arthur C. Gannett of Border City. The
funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the
house, Rev. W. W. Weller, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church
officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Naples News 23 February 1899
Mrs. Chas. J. Smith died
at the family residence, on Cohocton street, at an early hour Tuesday
morning after a short illness, in the 39th year of her age. The funeral
will be held today, Thursday, at 1 o'clock at the house and at the M. E.
Church at 2 o'clock.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 October 1907
Charles W. Smith, 50 years of age, one of the justices in the Town
of Geneva, died at 1:30 o'clock this morning at his home on the Carter
Road. The deceased was in his usual health on Saturday last and came to
the city in the afternoon, when he was taken with a stroke of apoplexy.
He was taken to his home and death resulted from the stroke. The
deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George X. Smith and was born in
the town where he has lived throughout his life. He received his
education at Hobart College, from which institution he was graduated
with a Bachelor of Arts degree
in 1879. In 1882 the college conferred upon him the honorary degree of
Master of Arts. After leaving college, he returned to the farm and has
become one of the most respected farmers in the eastern part of
When the old town of Geneva was divided into the town and city of
Mr. Smith was elected justice of the peace on the Republican ticket and
has since been reelected with increasing majorities. Besides serving as
justice, he took an active part in all of the affairs of the town board
and has been one of the most active and public-spirited citizens in the
town. Mr. Smith is survived by his widow; one daughter, Edith L. Smith;
mother, Mrs. George X. Smith, and three brothers, Martin H. of the Town
Seneca; W. Edgar, of the Town of Geneva, and Dr. George Smith of New
The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock from the house Friday
Burial will be in the family cemetery on the old homestead.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 January 1909
Stanley, N. Y. - Last Friday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock occurred
the death of Mrs. Charlotte Smith at her home, near Lewis
Station, three miles northwest of this village. Mrs. Smith had been in
good health until a few days ago, when she was stricken with pneumonia
and sank rapidly. Had she lived until February, Mr. and Mrs. Smith
would have celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage. The
deceased was about 76 years of age, and had been a resident of this
vicinity all her life. She was a member of the Emory Chapel Church and
had always taken an active interest in the work of the church and
Sunday School. She leaves a brother, Erastus Lewis, of Chicago; one
sister, Mrs. Emory Parker of Canandaigua; her husband D. Yates Smith; a
son, L. B. Smith and a daughter, Kate, all of this place. Burial
Sand Hill Cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 30 September 1898
Mrs. Chester A. Smith, died at her residence, Genesee Park Place,
last Sunday, aged 74 years. She was a daughter of the late George
Barclay and the second wife of Mr. Smith long since deceased. The
funeral was held at the house and the interment made in the family plot
in Washington street cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 1 April 1912
Clifton Springs, N. Y., April 1 - The death of Clyde Smith
occurred on Friday at the Wheatly farm, south of this village, where he had been
ill for some time. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon, and
interment was made in the Plainsville cemetery. The deceased is survived by a
From Geneva Daily Times 25 September 1902
Rochester, N. Y. - It is not believed here today that Cyrus D.
Smith, the Phelps, N. Y. farmer who died in a
chair at the Victoria hotel in Front street yesterday afternoon, met
with foul play. Smith probably fell from a car Monday night and
received an injury to his head which resulted in his death. Smith
had trouble with his wife at Phelps early Sunday morning, and he then
tried to choke her and did strike her, it is said. She went to
get a warrant for him and he gathered up a few belongings in a grip and
Rochester. He arrived in this city at 10 o'clock Sunday.
From that time his movements have been pretty thoroughly
traced by the detectives and police. Some time Monday he applied
for board at Casper Kirchner's boarding house, 179 St. Paul street, and
slept there that night. It was that night that he received the
cut over his eye, supposed to have resulted in blood poisoning.
An autopsy made by Dr. Leary disclosed that Smith was in a very
bad way physically. His brain was one of the most typical cases
of "wet brain," the condition found in alcoholics, ever seen at the
morgue. His heart and liver were diseased and other organs in bad
shape. It is probable that
but a short term of life remained for him in the ordinary run of
affairs, and that his constitution was so weakened that he could not
stand a shock which a healthier man would have lived through.
From Phelps Citizen 1 January 1914
At the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank A. Underwood on Ontario street, last Friday morning, occurred the death of Daniel T. Smith,
aged 78 yrs, death being due to heart trouble. Deceased was born at
Shelburn, Mass. but had spent the greater part of his life at Auburn.
He came to Phelps to reside about three years ago. Besides his
daughter, Mrs. Underwood, he leaves three brothers, William, Frank and
Albert Smith, all of Shelburn, Mass. The funeral services were held at
the house Sunday afternoon, Rev. C. C. MacLean officiating, and
interment was made in the Phelps cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 20 October 1899
The death of David A. Smith occurred at Willard on
Wednesday. The deceased was 79 years of age, and had been a resident of
Canandaigua for about thirty years. He is survived by one daughter,
Mrs. Edward Herendeen, who resides near Cook's Point. The funeral was
held from Crane's undertaking rooms yesterday afternoon.
From Ontario County Journal 19 October 1894
Naples, N. Y. - David M. Smith died on Monday at his old home --
now the home of his son, Carlton -- in South Bristol, at the good age
of 78. He was born in Rose, N. Y., but came to South Bristol when a lad
of 16. His first wife was Betsey Lincoln, by whom he had nine children,
six of whom are living, four sons in Michigan, and one daughter, Mrs.
Laura Brown in Naples. He also leaves one brother, Russell R. Smith, of
From Naples Record 18 February 1881
Mrs. David M. Smith, of Bristol Hill, is very low with pneumonia. Her husband, also, is quite sick with a serious cold. Later - Mrs.
Smith died on Wednesday night at 11 o'clock, much sooner that was
expected. Her age was 62. She was a sister of the late Lucius Lincoln
of South Bristol, and of Mrs. Spencer Francis of Prattsburgh. She was
the beloved mother of a large family of children, and a most estimable
woman devoted to her home interests. She has lived long enough to see
all of her children grow up, and settle in life about her. Her memory
will ever be precious to them, and to the bereaved husband. Her funeral
will be held in the West Hollow school house at 1 p.m. tomorrow
(Saturday), Rev. Mr. Woodruff to officiate. The friends will assemble
at the house at 11 a.m. She will rest in the West Hollow cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 5 March 1890
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Dow Smith died very suddenly at
her home in this place last Wednesday evening. She had been about her
usual duties during the day, apparently feeling as well as ever, but in
the evening her husband left the room for a few moments and on
returning found her dying. She breathed once or twice and was dead. The
cause was supposed to be heart disease. The funeral was held Saturday
afternoon and the remains were taken to North Bloomfield for interment.
From Ontario County Journal 8 April 1887
Gorham, N. Y. - The funeral services of Edith Smith, wife
Henry Smith, of Seneca, were attended at the Little church,
Wednesday afternoon. She was the lady, who about
a year and half ago, was shot at one night, through the bedroom window.
There was much excitement over the occurrence at the time, but no
clue to the would-be assassin was ever discovered. She recovered from
the wounds received at the time, but never fully from the nervous
Consumption finally did the work of death.
From Geneva Courier 1 July 1874
Boy Drowned in Seneca - Seldom if ever has there been so sad an
occurrence to record in this vicinity as took place on Saturday last,
the 29th inst., about 7 p.m. Two boys, the one aged about 14, the
other 16, went to Flint Creek for the purpose of bathing, when the
oldest who was unable to swim, got into deep water and was drowned.
The alarm was given as soon as possible by the other boy, and soon the
bank of the Creek was crowded by the inhabitants of the village.
Our informant on arriving at the spot saw three men in the water
(Rev. B. F. Hitchcock, Alvan Young and Jas. L. Smith) searching for the
corpse. The fourth, H. E. Youngs, soon was in the water, he and
Mr. Hitchcock both diving for the body discovered it, and laid hold of
it at the same time, and brought it to the surface, and with the help
of others, it was immediately conveyed to the bank, and means were used
to restore life, but it was all in vain, the body having been under
water about thirty minutes. The drowned boy, Ed. G. Smith, was
adopted son of Jas. L. Smith of this place. He was a boy much
respected, trusty, industrious and of steady habits, a member of the
Sabbath School and M. E. Church. The sad accident has caused a
feeling of sadness and gloom throughout the community. The
bereaved have the sincere sympathy of all their neighbors.
From Shortsville Enterprise 6 April 1916
Supervisor Edmund W. Smith, of Manchester township, and a
team of fine horses were instantly killed by a fast Lehigh Valley
passenger train at the Connelly crossing, just north of this village,
on Sunday evening about 6:30 o'clock. Mr. Smith, who was alone in the
carriage, awaited the passing of a freight train over the crossing and
drove onto the tracks just in time to be struck by what is known as
passenger train No. 1. While there was no eye-witness to the accident,
it is presumed that the engine struck the horses, the force of the
impact throwing the wagon around in such a
manner as to force Mr. Smith onto the fast-running train. The manner in
the two trains were traveling prevented Mr. Smith from seeing the
approaching passenger. The freight was eastbound, while the passenger
in the opposite direction, being obscured from view by the freight.
George Jackson, who lives on the farm contiguous to the Lehigh tracks,
horses when they were hurled into the air, his view of the crossing
obstructed by a slight rise in the ground. Having observed Mr. Smith
by his home only a moment or two previous, he knew at once that the
had caused another fatality. He rushed at once to the crossing and ran
where Mr. Smith lay, but he was dead by the time he reached him. The
were likewise dead, having been terribly mangled. The carriage was
As soon as the engineer realized the accident, he stopped his train and
to the scene. The body of Mr. Smith was taken aboard and removed to the
passenger station. . . . (More details followed)
Mr. Smith was born in the township of Manchester on May 4, 1866, thus
being but 49 years of age. He was a son of the late Franklin D. Smith.
His early education was gained in the rural schools of his township,
finished with a course in the Canandaigua Academy. Following his
he entered upon the pursuit of agriculture, in which he was extensively
engaged at the time of his death. He had always been a staunch
and took active interest in things political.
From Ontario County Journal 9 February 1894
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral services of Edward Smith,
who died on Friday last from heart failure, were conducted from St.
Bridget's Church Monday at ten o'clock. The deceased was 66 years old.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 October 1895
The death of Edward Smith, who was stricken with apoplexy
on Wednesday, occurred at 5:45 this morning, at the family residence on
Genesee street, at the age of 74 years. Mr. Smith was born in
Canterbury, Kent, England, and came to Geneva when 16 years of age,
preceding his brothers, William and Thomas. His wife died several years
ago. He is survived by three sons and two daughters, Frank of Auburn,
N. C., W. A., Mary and Anna of Geneva. Mr. Smith has been engaged in
the fruit-growing business for many years and has been most highly
esteemed by all with whom he came in contact. His sudden death will be
lamented by a large circle of friends, in and about Geneva, all of whom
will extend heartfelt sympathies to the members of the sorrowing
family. The funeral announcement has not yet been made.
From Geneva Gazette 23 August 1889
Obituary - MRS. EDWARD SMITH - Afflictions are multiplied
family of Mr. Edward Smith. Less than two years since a beloved
and sister fell victim to consumption. Within the present year
venerable father of Mrs. Smith was followed to the grave; and now she
has been taken by the insatiate archer. Her death occurred last
afternoon, Aug. 19th, she also falling a victim to consumption.
The deceased was a daughter of the late George Catchpole, and a sister
of Alfred and Daniel Catchpole. She leaves a family of four sons
and two daughters, all of adult age. Her life was one of
exclusive devotion to her family, and she had ample reward in their
boundless affection. The funeral of Mrs. Smith took place
yesterday afternoon from the family residence, Genesee street, Rev. Dr.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 October 1904
Shortsville, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Edward Smith, who
at her home in Manchester Saturday afternoon, after a long illness
with Bright's disease, was held in St. Dominic's church this morning at
10 o'clock. Burial was in Brookside cemetery. Mrs. Smith was formerly
Duffin of Victor. She is survived by her husband, Edward Smith, and
five children -- four sons, William, Charles, Herbert and Eddie; and
one daughter, Mrs. Robert Loring, all of Manchester; her mother, who
resides at Palmyra, four sisters, Mrs. Keith of Farmington, Mrs. Vaughn
of Palmyra, Mrs. Perry of Palmyra, and one in the west; three brothers,
two in the west, and William Duffin, of Buffalo.
From Ontario County Journal 1 June 1900
At his residence on Main street on Monday occurred the death of Edward Kerl Smith, aged
62 years. Mr. Smith was a native of England, but had resided in this
country many years. He was a member of the Masonic lodge of this
village. Rev. C. H. Dickinson conducted the funeral services which were
held on Tuesday afternoon. The deceased is survived by one daughter.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 April 1905
The funeral of Mrs. Edward M. Smith, who died Thursday
morning at her home on the Castle road, took place at 2 o'clock this
afternoon from St. Peter's church, Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D.,
officiating. Burial was in Glenwood cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 January 1909
Edward M. Smith, who resided on the Warner farm about a mile west
of the Experiment Station on the Seneca Castle road, died this morning
at 3 o'clock at the City Hospital in Rochester, where he was taken
three weeks ago for an operation. The deceased was a nurseryman and was
the manager of the nurseries of his cousins, William and Theodore J.
Smith. For about forty years he had lived on the Warner farm. His
survivors are his widow, Mrs. Gertrude Seelye Smith, and one sister,
Mrs. Cummings of Oaks Corners. The remains will be brought to his home
this evening and the funeral arrangements will be announced later. Burial
From the Herald of Truth, Geneva NY, 27 May 1835
Biography of Rev. Elijah Smith
We were under the painful necessity of announcing in our last week’s
paper the death of our esteemed brother in the ministry, Rev.
Elijah Smith … Br. Smith was a native of Vermont. He
was born in the town of Monkton, county of Addison, December 5,
1796, He never attached himself to any religious denomination,
until in October, 1829, he was received into the fellowship of one of
the Associations of Universalists in the above named State, in July,
1831, in which year he was duly ordained in the work of the Gospel
ministry. At or near this time, he commenced preaching with the
societies in Henrietta [Monroe Co.] and Livonia [Livingston Co.].
He continued his labors with these societies for nearly three years
with good success and
unanimous approbation. From thence he removed, at the urgent
solicitation of friends, to Kennedyville, Steuben county, where he
remained for some considerable time; how long we are not certain … In
while at Kennedyville, probably by excessive labor and study, he was
attacked with an inflammation of the liver, which afterward ran into
typhus fever, and confined him to his bed and house for several months
… In October, 1835, he removed to North Bloomfield, where, as
always before, he found many warm and attentive friends and
brethren. His health was so far improved, that through the
Winter, or till February last, he succeeded in preaching to his society
one sermon each
alternate Sabbath, at which time he began to decline, though
moderately. His companion and friends continued to hope for his
recovery until a few weeks before his death. But he was evidently
in a much worse condition than they imagined, his extreme patience,
resignation and cheerfulness having deceived them.
Thus, having labored in the Gospel field most faithfully and
successfully for about eight years,
he fell asleep…in the fullest confidence of a holy and happy
immortality for a ransomed world. It may be proper to state that a few
hours before his death, he requested that the writer should
be called to attend his funeral. And that his affectionate and
beloved companion in life might have an abiding testimony of
his faith in an impartial Gospel, he penned the following lines and
left them safely secured between two leaves in his Bible:—
This Book of Truth has from my youth
We cannot leave the subject without invoking the benediction of
Jehovah—the widow’s God, to rest upon
our disconsolate and esteemed sister in Christ, who is now
left husbandless, childless, and homeless, in a strange land. We
heartily pray that she may find the best of friends wherever she may
go, and finally a happy and enduring re-union with her departed Elijah
in a purified world, beyond the power of death and the narrow confines
of the grave.
Been my great consolation:
I'm no more sad, such tidings glad
Disclose a world’s salvation.
C. [Rev. Jacob Chase]
This contribution was kindly donated by Karen Dau, Rochester
Archivist, NY State Convention of Universalists
From Ontario County Journal 12 December 1890
Cheshire, N. Y. - Elisha Smith who has been sick several weeks
with pneumonia, died Sunday night. Funeral services were held at the
Church here Tuesday. Rev. Mr. Byram and Rev. Mr. Kerr of Bristol
From Ontario County Chronicle 13 March 1901
Mrs. Eliza Sutherland Smith, widow of the late John Smith, of
Canandaigua, died on Tuesday, March 12, aged about 60 years. Service
will be held at her home, 27 Rowley street, Rochester, at 10:30
a.m. Thursday, March 14, and in Canandaigua at the house of Mrs. M.
C. Sackett, Greig street, at 1:30 p.m. on same day. The deceased was
and favorably known in this and adjoining towns. She was s sister of
Thompson, Henry C. and Lewis Sutherland, of this town. She is survived
by five children, Mrs. Fox, Minnie, Ella, Charles S. and Elmer Smith.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 September 1895
The remains of Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, widow of the late
are expected in Geneva Saturday morning at 7 o'clock. Mrs. Smith died
in Hastings, Nebraska, on Tuesday, and was over seventy years of age.
The only member of the family hereabouts is Mrs. Edward Haslett of
From Ontario County Journal 28 January 1910
Rushville, N. Y. - At 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon occurred the
death of Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, widow of Jacob Smith, aged 96
years, three months and one day. Her death was due to Bright's disease.
She was born in the town of Gorham, spending her entire life in this
vicinity. For the past few years she has lived with her son, Daniel, at
Gorham, where she died. She was a most remarkable woman, being very
active for her years and retaining the full possession of her mental
faculties till the last. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Fred
Ebert of this place; five sons, Henry of this village, Daniel of
Gorham, Lewis of Penn Yan, John and Edwin of Oklahoma, and one sister,
Mrs. Katherine Fritz of Geneva. The funeral services will be held this
afternoon at 1 o'clock from her late home. The remains will be taken to
the Schuman cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 November 1910
Manchester, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, widow of Reuben
Smith, and the oldest resident of the village of Manchester, died at
her home Sunday night. She lacked only eight months of being 90 years
of age. She was born in Nottingham, England, on July 14, 1821. In 1844
she married Reuben Smith at Nottingham, and in 1845 they started for
America in a sailing vessel and were 39 days in making the journey
between Liverpool and New York. She first lived at Canandaigua for a
short time and then came to Manchester where she had since resided,
having lived for nearly 61 years in the house where she died. Mrs.
Smith was an expert with the needle and up to a short time ago was
busily engaged in patching quilts, working sometimes with spectacles
and at others without them. In her girlhood days she was considered one
of the finest lace makers in England, and was often spoken of as the
"famous Nottingham lacemaker." Her husband died 36 years ago and she is
survived by three daughters, Mrs. Mary Vickory of Manchester, Mrs.
Jerome Allen of Clifton Springs, and Mrs. George Tiffany of Phelps; two
sons, Hinman S. and Edward H. Smith of Manchester; three sisters, Mrs.
Jackson and Mrs. Brown of Nottingham, and Mrs. Mackley of Michigan; and
one brother, George Whittaker of England.
From Ontario County Journal 31 March 1916
The funeral services of Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, aged 79 years,
whose death occurred at Canandaigua hospital on Saturday morning, were
held at the Salvation Army barracks on Monday. There survive two
daughters, Mrs. Charles Barto of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Mary Knightly of
Seneca Falls. Interment was in West Avenue cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 26 February 1904
At her home on Bristol street, on Saturday afternoon, occurred the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Burke Smith, wife
of Thomas Smith, after a two years' illness from heart trouble. Mrs.
Smith was esteemed for many kindly virtues and a large circle of
friends share the sorrow which has come to her husband, her sons, L. V.
Smith and William Smith; and her three daughters, Mrs. Eugene T.
Sweeney of Buffalo, Mrs. William Long of DuBois, Pa., and Miss Julia
Smith, who had cared for her mother during her long illness. The death
of her son, Rev. L. Augustine Smith, of Wellsville, in 1899, was a sad
blow to Mrs. Smith and she was never well after it. The funeral
services were largely attended from St. Mary's Church on Wednesday
morning. Solemn high mass was celebrated with Rev. J. J. Daely, of
Belfast, celebrant, Rev. James T. Dougherty, deacon, Rev. B. J. Gefill,
subdeacon, and Rev. P. A. Neville of East Bloomfield, master of
ceremonies. Rev. J. J. Donnelley, of Victor, was also in the chancel.
Miss Nora Ryan, of Victor, presided at the organ and Edward Ryan, also
of Victor, sang.
From Ontario County Journal 18 April 1913
The death of Mrs. Elizabeth Jayne Beeman Smith, wife of
L'ewlyn L. Smith, occurred at her home on Catherine street early Sunday
morning. Death was due to apoplexy following an illness of several
weeks. Mrs. Smith was born in Canandaigua on November 10, 1868, and was
a daughter of Elam and Flora Bacon Beeman. She was well-known in the
community and highly esteemed. Besides her husband, she leaves a son,
Henry L. Smith; and one brother, Henry A. Beeman of Canandaigua. Rev.
Guy L. Morrill officiated at the funeral services at the Presbyterian
chapel on Tuesday afternoon. A quartet composed of Mrs. Henry C.
Mutschler, Miss Merta L. Pressey, Charles Beardsley and Hon. Robert F.
Thompson, sang. The bearers were Addison P. Wilbur, Frank C.
Sutherland, Acey W. Sutherland, George D. Peck, J. Edward Dayton and
Frank Bates. Interment was at Woodlawn.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 April 1910
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Ella Shaw Smith, wife of Albert M.
Smith, until recently a resident of Center street in this village, died
at 3 o'clock yesterday morning at the private hospital of Dr. Graham in
Rochester, following an operation for the removal of a number of
tumors. The operation was much more difficult than was expected, as
several more tumors were discovered than had been thought present. Mrs.
Smith was of the age of 36 years and had always resided in this village
and in the Town of Gorham, her home when she was a girl, where she
resided with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman B. Shaw, who survive. She
also leaves four brothers, Dudley of Los Angeles, Cal., and Irving Shaw
and Hiram Shaw, who reside in the Town of Gorham, this county.
From Ontario County Journal 7 August 1896
On last Saturday occurred the death of Mrs. Emily W. Adams, wife
Judge James C. Smith, after a lingering illness of about a
year. Deceased was aged about 74 years. She is survived by her husband
and five children, Hon. Edmund H. Smith of Albany; Arthur E. Smith of
Rochester; James C. Smith, Jr. of Detroit; Alice L. Smith of
Canandaigua, and Emily James Smith of New York city. The funeral was
From Ontario Messenger 20 April 1853
Coroners Inquest - An inquest was held by coroner Royce, at
Farmington, on Friday the 15th instant, on the body of Emmor K.
Smith, aged 23 years, the son of Orrin Smith. The testimony
in the case showed that the deceased had returned from Michigan, on the
13th, after an absence of some 6 or 8 weeks. He was
sick when he arrived home and complained of being worse on the
next day. He retired to bed about 9 or 10 o'clock, in a lower room.
At about 12 o'clock, his father was awakened by noise, when he got up
and procured a light and found his son had left his bed, he then went
upstairs and found him lying on the floor and a razor near him. The
substance of the verdict rendered by the jury was, that he came to his
death by inflicting a mortal wound on his throat with a razor in his
own hand, being sick and not in a sane state of mind, of which wound he
then and there instantly died.
From Ontario County Times 30 November 1881
The death of Ephraim Smith, well-known-to our citizens,
occurred on the sidewalk near the corner of Main and Clark streets
Thursday afternoon about five o'clock under the following
circumstances: Mr. Smith and his wife had been attending a family
reunion and Thanksgiving dinner at the home of his nephew, O. H. Smith,
Gorham street. On his way there he had a spell of faintness and was
obliged to rest a few moments, when it passed off, and they arrived at
their destination all right. Mr. Smith led in Divine acknowledgment at
the table, and seemed particularly well and cheerful. Nothing was
thought of his fainting spell as he had been subject to them frequently
for several years, and they were only of momentary duration. About five
o'clock Mr. and Mrs. Smith started for home, and when part way there,
he seemed to feel faint and was obliged to sit down to rest. They soon
resumed their journey and had nearly reached home, when he stopped and
gradually sank down in the arms of his wife and friends who saw him and
came to his aid, and at once breathed his last without a struggle or a
murmur. Mr. Smith was in his eighty-ninth year; has been an active and
devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal church for over seventy
years. He was a man of more than ordinary mind, well versed in
scriptural matters, and ever endeavoring to secure converts for the
Master by convincing arguments rather than by persuasion. The summons
from that Master came suddenly and with prompt obedience. Instead of
entering his earthly residence which he had almost reached, he changed
his course and without even a look behind, answered at the heavenly
gates, "Lord here am I."
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 23 December 1918
Canandaigua, Dec. 22 - The funeral of Mrs. Florence Smith was
held today from the home of W. K. Smith on Park avenue, with Rev.
William H. Yard, Methodist pastor, officiating. Mrs. Smith was 64 years
of age and died of heart trouble at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Charles Travis, at Canastota, Thursday. She formerly resided in Bristol
and Canandaigua for many years. Mrs. Smith leaves a daughter, Mrs.
Travis, with whom she resided; a sister, Mrs. Estelle Randall of
Rochester; and a brother, Charles Rood, residing in the West.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 15 April 1939
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Funeral services for Floyd M. Smith of
Cheshire, who died Thursday in Thompson Memorial Hospital here, will be
held at 2:30 tomorrow in the Wesleyan Methodist church , Canandaigua,
the Rev. Stanley Lawrence officiating. Interment will be in Academy
Cemetery. Smith leaves his widow, a daughter and two sons.
From Ontario County Journal 5 July 1878
Mrs. Frances M. Smith, wife of Austin A. Smith, who resided on
Chapel street in this village, died suddenly of apoplexy, on Saturday
morning last. Mrs. Smith had been ill through the winter but of
late had seemed better in health and her death was quite unexpected.
She lived but a few moments after she was taken. She was the mother of
Wendell M. Smith, Esq., of Victor, who studied law with Messrs.
Comstock & Bennett, of this village and who is now a practicing
attorney at Victor.
Mrs. Smith was 47 years of age and was an earnest and consistent member
of the Presbyterian church. The funeral was held from the
residence at the early hour of half past seven on Tuesday in order
to convey the remains to Marcellus by train the same morning.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 December 1902
Frank E. Smith, general manager of the Geneva Steam Heating
Company, died suddenly at his residence in Genesee
street, at 2:50 o'clock this afternoon, aged 48
years. The cause of death was heart failure. He is survived by
his widow and one son. Mr. Smith came to this
city a little more than four years ago and organized the steam heating
company. He was well and favorably known in business and social circles
in this city. He was taken ill Friday last with acute indigestion. The
funeral arrangements have
not been made.
From Geneva Advertiser 6 January 1903
Frank E. Smith, manager of the city steam heating plant,
died at his home on Genesee street Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 31st, of
acute indigestion, after an illness
of only a few days, so few that hardly any one knew that he was
confined to his home. He is survived by his wife and
one son, aged about five years. Mr. Smith was a good business man, and
popular in all social circles, a member of the "Deadwood
Quartette." He came here from Elmira and put in the steam heating
plant, supervising the whole of it. Interested with him were Hon.
S. H. Hammond, O. J. C. Rose, and other prominent citizens, whose
confidence he enjoyed to the utmost. His age was 48 years. The funeral
was held from his late home last Friday, and the remains were taken to
Elmira for interment. Thus drops out from among us very suddenly a
man very highly esteemed by all.
From Shortsville Enterprise January 1919
The death of Franklin Smith, a
well-known resident of the village of Manchester, occurred at his home
on North avenue at 8 o'clock on Wednesday morning, following an illness
of several weeks due to cancer. His age was 67 years. Franklin Smith was
born in Manchester on June 20, 1851. He was twice married, his first
wife being Miss Granger, of Manchester, with whom he was united in
marriage in the year 1875. One daughter was born of this union. On
January 3, 1894, he was married to Miss Francis Shaw, of Williamson.
Three sons blessed this union. The survivors are one daughter, Mrs.
Carrie Allen of Syracuse, and three sons, Walter, Ralph and Milton
Smith, all of Manchester. Private Funeral services will be held at his
late home this Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by the
Rev. Walter D. St. John, pastor of the Manchester Baptist church. The
burial will be made in Brookside Cemetery in Shortsville.
From Shortsville Enterprise 26 May 1911
It is with the profoundest regret that we are called to chronicle
the death of Franklin D. Smith, one of the best-known and most
highly esteemed farmers of the town of Manchester, which occurred at
his home in the northern part of the township on Thursday evening of
last week at six o'clock. His death was due to old age, he being nearly
82 years old. Franklin D. Smith was a son of the late Asa and Hannah
Poor Smith. He was born on the Smith homestead in this town, and had
lived on the farm where he died since the year of 1878. He was Town
Clerk of Manchester during the year 1856 and his life had been spent in
the pursuit of agriculture. He was a leading member of the M. E. church
at Port Gibson.
He is survived by his wife, three sons, Supervisor Edmund W. Smith of
Manchester; George Smith and Alden Smith, residents of the town of
Phelps; two daughters, Miss Mary Smith, who lives at home, and Mrs.
Laura Sturman of Phelps; four brothers, Edmund Smith of Manchester
Center, Fred Smith, who resides near Clifton Springs, and Joel Smith,
who lives near Lansing, Mich., and Alonzo, living in the northern part
of the state of Michigan; also two sisters, Mrs. Louisa Buck of
Coldwater, Mich., and Miss Elvira Smith of Manchester. The funeral
services were held from his late home on Sunday afternoon at three
o'clock and were conducted by the pastor of the M. E. church at Port.
Gibson. The burial was made in the Baptist church near Phelps.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 December 1914
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Saturday morning at the farm home,
about three miles north of this village, occurred the death of one of
the pioneer agriculturists of this vicinity, Frederick C. Smith, at
the age of 85 years. Mr. Smith was born in the town of Manchester and
had spent the greater part of his life in this vicinity, and had
resided on the farm where his death occurred for a long term of years.
He is survived by two brothers and one sister; also one daughter and
one son. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon, conducted
by Rev. H. B. Reddick, pastor of the Methodist church in the village,
and burial was made in the family lot in Pioneer Cemetery, three miles
west of this village.
From Shortsville Enterprise 20 July 1916
The death of Freeland W. Smith occurred very suddenly at his
home, one-half mile north of Chapin, at 10:30 o'clock last week
evening. His demise was occasioned by heart disease. He had not been
since February last, when he suffered an attack of la grippe. His age
58 years. Freeland W. Smith was born at Chapin, a son of the late John
and Catherine Smith. For fifteen years he was an employee of the
Wheel Co. at Littleville, severing his connection with them in April.
At that time he removed to the farm of Benham Brothers near Chapin. The
funeral obsequies were held from his late home on Saturday afternoon at
2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Shepard, pastor of the M. E.
in Chapin. The burial followed in Brookside cemetery in this village.
bearers were members of the K. O. T. M., of which order Mr. Smith was a
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