Smith Obituaries "G" through "L"



From Ontario County Journal 28 February 1890

In West Farmington, February 15, Gain R. Smith, eldest son of the late Jared Smith, aged fifty-nine years and ten months. The surviving members of the family are a widow, a daughter, Maude, a brother, Robert P. of Seattle, and three sisters, Mrs. J. T. Brown of Canandaigua, Mrs. H. W. Gunnison of West Farmington, and Mrs. Thos. L. Rose of Nebraska. Mr. Smith, although the owner of two or three valuable farms in Ontario Co., and successful in their management, was better known as a successful apiarist. In this work he had been engaged over thirty years, more extensively perhaps than any other man in the state of New York for the same length of time. During that period he made many improvements in hives and the necessary appurtenances of a first class apiary, but he never desired to add any more to the numerous patents which are already inflicted upon the public. The deceased will long be remembered as a genial, plain-spoken and liberal man and good neighbor.



From Ontario County Times 15 November 1876

Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Geo. Smith
died in this place on Saturday last. She had been a great sufferer, having had a stroke of paralysis a few weeks since. The funeral was held in the M. E. Church on Sunday morning. The family have the sympathy of the community in this great bereavement.



From Geneva Gazette 20 April 1883

GEORGE SMITH -
This well-known citizen died on the 18th inst., of pneumonia and general debility incident to old age.  He was a native of England, and a resident of Geneva for about 38 years.  His trade was that of a carpenter, and he enjoyed the respect alike of his fellow-craftsmen and all within the wide circle of his acquaintance.



From Ontario County Journal 27 January 1911

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
The funeral of George Smith was held from his late home on Tuesday afternoon, being conducted by Rev. G. S. Spencer, pastor of the M. E. church, and burial was made in the village cemetery with G. A. R. service, and Sons of Veterans for bearers. Mr. Smith was born in this town 72 years ago. His death occurred at the Bath Soldiers Home on Jan. 20. He had been at Bath for the past eight months and while there had a bad fall that resulted in a fractured hip and arm. He also had a number of strokes of paralysis and had been ill for the past six years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Clark of Rochester, and Mrs. William Saxby of this town. He is also survived by six grandchildren.



From Ontario County Journal 30 May 1913

Cheshire, N. Y. -
The funeral of George D. Smith, who passed away so suddenly on Friday last, took place so suddenly on Friday last, took place from his home, one mile south of Cheshire, on Monday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. William Searles. Burial was in Pine Bank cemetery. Mr. Smith was a highly respected and prosperous farmer, a good neighbor and kind friend, had lived in this vicinity nearly all his 47 years, having come here with his parents when three years of age. Deceased is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Kimble Smith; one son, Walter; his aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Smith; a brother, Lester Smith; and sister, Mrs. Will Reed of Auburn. The bereaved family would thank neighbors and friends for kindness received.



From Ontario County Journal 5 February 1909

Stanley, N. Y. -
The death of George Smith occurred on Monday, at his home at Flint, after a brief illness from indigestion. Mr. Smith had always lived in this vicinity, having conducted a crate factory and repair shop for a number of years. The funeral services were held from his late home yesterday at 11 a.m. His wife and two sons survive. The burial was at Sand Hill cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 4 February 1909

The funeral of George G. Smith who died Monday took place this morning at 11 o'clock from the Methodist church at Flint. Rev. Mr. Ensign officiated and burial was Sand Hill. The deceased was a prominent man in the town of Flint. He was 66 years old and leaves a widow and two sons, George G. Smith, Jr. and Sheldon G. Smith.



From Victor Herald 3 March 1894

Geo. H. Smith,
who was killed by a trolley car in Rochester in the early part of the week, was brought to this village for interment on Thursday. Mr. Smith was born in the stone house south from Brownsville, in the town of Farmington, in October, 1817, most of life being spent in that town, the later portion of which he was engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was of quiet industrious habits, and held in high esteem by neighbors and acquaintances. His father, Wm. H. Smith, and his mother, Lydia B., were among the old residents of the town of Farmington, the latter reaching the extreme age of 102 years. In the year 1839, the deceased married Abaline Smith, daughter of Joshua Smith, who was his companion for many long years, her death occurring about seventeen years ago, since which time he made his home with his children. He leaves one son, Albert L., who lives in Washington, D. C., three daughters, Mrs. F. L. Jameson of Phelps, Mrs. John Adams and Mrs. Mary D. Bement of Rochester.



From Geneva Daily Times 19 May 1905

Naples, N. Y. - George P. Smith,
a prosperous young farmer of West Hollow, in this town, is dead at the age of twenty-six. A year ago he was taken with a strange ailment and later underwent an operation revealing a peculiar prostrate growth almost unprecedented in the experience of the physicians. An autopsy was held today to ascertain if possible the nature of the disease. Mr. Smith was the son of Seymour L. Smith, of this village, who, with his wife and one son, survive him.



From Geneva Daily Times 10 October 1903

Rev. George W. Smith,
Ph. D., a former resident of Phelps, died at Rochester Wednesday. He was a graduate of the Auburn Theological seminary and had charge of several large churches in the west. Dr. Smith was forty-five years of age and is survived by his wife and mother. The remains will be brought to Phelps for burial.



From Geneva Gazette 25 November 1898

Mr. George X. Smith
who resides a short distance north of this city, died very suddenly last Friday afternoon of heart disease, in the 81st year of his age.  He leaves three sons -- Martin H., (ex-Post Master and ex-Police Justice of Geneva and ex-County Clerk of Ontario), Edward and Charles.  The deceased was a lifelong resident of the town, an industrious and prosperous farmer.  He was a devout member of the Presbyterian Church and ardent especially in mission work in the field near his home. In all relations of life his character was blameless.  Although death came "as a thief in the night", he was ready for the summons.



From Shortsville Enterprise 30 June 1911

Farmington, N. Y. -
The death of Gideon Smith, one of the oldest and most respected residents of this town, occurred at his home on Friday night at 11 o'clock. Mr. Smith was a lifelong resident here, having been born in Macedon on February 16, 1830, the son of Asa and Anna Smith. He was united in marriage  to Mary Clark, only daughter of William and Anna Clark, of Macedon, in 1842. He was a birthright member of Society of Hicksite Friends. Mrs. Smith passed away September 27, 1896. The only near surviving relative is one brother, George Smith of Macedon. The funeral was held from the home on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.



From Ontario County Journal 23 October 1903

Rushville, N. Y. -  Dr. H. W. Smith
died at his home in this village early Tuesday morning, Oct. 20, aged 80 years. About five weeks ago he had a slight stroke and since then has failed rapidly. Dr. Smith was born in Italy and about 42 years ago, he moved to this village, where with the exception of a few years, he had since lived. He had practiced medicine for the past 45 years. He is survived by his wife; and two daughters, Mrs. B. C. Barker, of this place, and Mrs. O. W. Williams, of East Varick. The funeral was held at his late home yesterday, Rev. E. A. Hazelton officiating. The burial was in Italy cemetery.
 


From Naples Record 2 June 1882

Honeoye - Mrs. Hannah Smith,
a resident of the eastern part of the town, died of scrofulous consumption on Saturday, the 20th, aged 60 years.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 June 1917

The first Geneva young man to give his life in the service of his country is Harold B. Smith, who enlisted in the navy in  Rochester some time ago, and died of pneumonia on Friday afternoon in the Naval Hospital at Chelsea, Mass.  The body will probably arrive here some time today, and the funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of his father, Charles W. Smith, at 33 Dorchester avenue. Rev. Kenneth A. Bray, rector of St. Peter’s church, will officiate. The young sailor will be buried with full military honors. It was announced by Commander Walter Ball of the navy recruiting station of Rochester, who will send down a detachment of the Naval Reserves to pay the last honors at the interment which will be made in Glenwood Cemetery. It is also expected that a military escort from Company B, Third infantry, will attend the funeral. Harold Smith enlisted in the naval service of the United States at Rochester on April 17th, as an apprentice seaman, and was 19 years of age at the time of his enlistment. He was stationed at Chelsea, where pneumonia developed. Although his home was in Kendaia, he had lived in this city for a number of years, and was night clerk at the Lehigh Valley freight office for some time. Before enlisting, he was employed by the North East Electric Company of Rochester, and lived with his uncle at 82 Sherman street in that city. He is survived by his parents,  Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Smith, one sister, Mrs. Eva May Rorick of Willard, three brothers, Darwin and Earl of Stanley, and Claud of Willard; and his grandfather, Timothy Smith, of Kendaia.



From Geneva Gazette 22 September 1899

A FATAL ACCIDENT - Mr. Heman S. Smith Run Down by a Cyclist and Received Fatal Injuries -
Friday night last Mr. Heman Smith, who makes his home at the Geneva Hygienic Institute, was run into by David W. Barron mounted on his bicycle.  The collision occurred on the driveway near the First Presbyterian Church.  Mr. Smith was knocked down and evidently sustained very severe scalp injuries, for they terminated fatally early Monday morning.  The victim was quite an elderly man and somewhat deaf.  Barron says he steered his wheel to pass Mr. Smith on the right but the latter swerved toward the east curb directly in front as he reached him.  He was thrown from his wheel by the collision.  Mr. Smith was picked up unconscious, carried into Dr. DeLaney's office, and received prompt and unremitting medical attendance, but the injured man never rallied.

The deceased was a younger brother of Dr. A. B. Smith, founder of the Hygienic Institute.  He it was who introduced the U. S. lumber and veneer cutting machine in Geneva.  He was a man of wide and varied experience with special interest in useful patents that increased products and cheapened manufactures.  He was an interesting conversationalist and possessed of many genial attributes.  Old acquaintances will miss him. This unfortunate affair was investigated by Coroner Wright Monday forenoon.  The testimony taken corroborated the foregoing statement, upon which the Coroner issued a death certificate and exonerated Mr. Barron.



From Ontario County Journal 22 September 1911

Stanley, N. Y. -
Again death has entered this community and taken one of its oldest residents, Henry Smith, who passed away Saturday. Mr. Smith had spent nearly all of his life in this vicinity. He was a member of Sloane post, G. A. R. of Penn Yan, and was 72 years of age. Funeral services were held from the Methodist church of which he was a member on Monday. Four daughters survive: Mrs. Libbie Deuel, Mrs. George Boyce of Stanley; Mrs. Edward Creque of Highlands, and Miss Naome Smith of Geneva.



From Ontario County Journal 3 May 1918

Stanley, N. Y. -
The funeral of Henry Smith was held at his late home, west of the village, on Friday, Rev. A. B. Temple officiating. He had spent most of his life in or near the village. He had been in ill health for several months. Three daughters survive, Mrs. Adam Reifsteck of Gorham; Mrs. Robert Campbell of Stanley, and Mrs. Fred Plumb of Rochester.



From Ontario County Times 11 March 1891

Port Gibson, N. Y. -
Another of the oldest residents has passed away. Henry Smith died at the home of his son, John L. Smith, last Sunday night, at the age of eighty years. The funeral was held at the house on Wednesday.



From Geneva Daily Times 21 April 1916

Mrs. Henry Smith,
aged 72 years, occurred this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the home of her son, Charles Rilands, of the Flint Road. She leaves her husband and three children, Mrs. Charles Franklin and Edward T. Rilands of Flint.



From Phelps Citizen 14 April 1887

Mrs. Henry Smith
of Seneca, who, it will be remembered with her husband, shot through the bedroom window more than a year ago, died last week. Mrs. Smith recovered from the wounds received then but never from the shock occasioned.



From Rochester Times Union 15 July 1925

Geneva, July 15 -
Floyd Roe, 30, of this city and Herbert Smith, 28, of Phelps, were instantly killed at 2 o’clock this morning when the machine in which they were riding was struck by a fast Pennsylvania freight at Hall’s Corners. The men were on their way home after playing at a dance at Orchard Park. Smith had been a resident of Phelps for the past two years. Besides his wife, formerly Florence Gillian, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Gillian of Phelps, he leaves an infant daughter, Ruth. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 9 o’clock at St. Francis Church, Phelps. The Holy Name Society will meet at the Smith home Friday evening to recite prayers. Burial will be in Phelps.



From Ontario County Chronicle 12 February 1902

Manchester, N. Y. - Mrs. Herman Smith
died at the home of her parents in Seneca Falls on Friday morning, aged 23 years. The deceased is survived by a husband, who resides in this village, and one child.



From Ontario County Times 6 April 1892

Horatio C. Smith,
a young business man of Clifton Springs, was found dead in his store on Wednesday afternoon. He had been subject to epileptic fits for many years. He was about 23 years of age.



From Ontario County Journal 28 May 1897

Naples, N. Y. -  Hugh Smith
died on Thursday, May 20. He was an old man and a veteran of the Rebellion. He was a native of Yates county, spent his young manhood in Steuben, but had been for 20 years a resident of Ontario. He leaves a widow and two sons, Gifford of Missouri, and Gaylord of South Bristol; two brothers, Henry and Daniel, live in Naples; and one, George in Ingleside.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 4 March 1931

Geneva, March 3 - Mrs. Iola J. Ryder Smith,
widow of Franklin R. Smith, died today. She leaves two daughters, Edna M. Smith and Iola A. Smith of Geneva; and three sons, Leon R. Smith of Geneva, and Harold F. Smith of Fredonia, and Stanley E. Smith of Cooks Corners; a sister Mrs. Louis T. Clark of Rochester. Funeral Friday at 2 o'clock from the home. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 22 September 1908

Naples, N. Y. - Ira Gardner Smith
died last Friday, aged 59 years. He was one of thirteen children of the late Simon Smith. He farmed on an extensive scale. He was attached to the Methodist church, and was much interested in the public good and was a sturdy Republican in politics. He married Miss Lillie Wilbur of Naples, and leaves her and a daughter-in-law, widow of his only child, Walter Smith. He leaves also three brothers, John and Charles J. Smith, of Naples, and James E., of Middlesex; two sisters, Mrs. Sharpsteen of Livonia, and Mrs. John E. Spencer of Rochester, and a large number of nieces and nephews.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 April 1921

Phelps, N. Y. -  Mrs. Irene A. Smith
died Tuesday morning at her home in Mill street, Phelps, after an illness of several months. The deceased was 72 years of age, was born at Pleasant Mount, Pa., and had lived in Phelps for the past four years. Surviving relatives are a son, Warren M. Smith of Phelps; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. The funeral will be held at two thirty o'clock Thursday afternoon at the house, Rev. C. J. Wood, minister of the Phelps Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment will be in the Rest Haven cemetery, Phelps.



From Ontario County Chronicle 7 May 1902

Isaac B. Smith,
one of the best known residents of Canandaigua, died at his home in Upper Main street, early Monday morning, aged 70 years and 9 months. For upwards of forty years the deceased was one of Canandaigua's leading business men, during which time he successfully conducted the widely known China Hall. He enjoyed the confidence and esteem of the community. Owing to failing health he was compelled to retire from business about three years ago. Mr. Smith was a sterling Democrat, had been trustee of the village and for years he was a member of the board of education. He was a prominent Mason, being a member of Canandaigua lodge F. and A. M., Excelsior Chapter, R. A. M., of Canandaigua, and of Cyrene Commandery K. T., of Rochester. He is survived by a widow, a daughter, Miss Josephine L. Smith, and three sons, J. Stanley Smith, of Punxsutawney, Pa., Frank A. Smith of Nashville, Tenn., and George G. Smith of Canandaigua. The funeral will be held this afternoon, and the interment will be in Woodlawn.



From Ontario County Journal 12 August 1892

Died at his residence on upper Main street, Friday morning, August 5, J. Hinman Smith. Deceased was born in the town of Farmington in the year 1829. His father was Jacob Smith, an early settler in the place. His mother was an Orthodox Friend or Quaker, a fact which gave rise to the name "Quake," by which deceased was popularly known. Mr. Smith, in his boyhood, attended school at the Academy, and afterward entered the office of S. V. R. Mallory to read in the law. In the year 1851 he went to Ballston Springs, and entered the law school at that place. Two years afterward he was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court. Strangely enough, after all his preparation, he found the practice of law entirely distasteful to him, and, except technically, never became identified with the Ontario County bar. The only legal work which he performed in his life was as a justice of the peace, in which office he served three terms, all twelve years. In that position he proved that his ability would have entitled him to success in the sphere, which, in his youth, he had marked out for himself. Deceased was through his life as fond of his gun and rod as was the hero of the legend of Sleepy Hollow. Finding little satisfaction with conflicts with men, he could only be perfectly content in the depths of deep forests, or beside the running stream, where only nature found voice and the rivalry of humanity was nowhere present. With Thoreau and Walton, he could there find perfect rest. He spent many years of his life among the Adirondacks, in Michigan, and in other places where the work of civilization had not entrenched too deeply on the face of nature. A few years ago Mr. Smith married the daughter of W. L. Stetson, and from that time his life was one of domestic quiet and happiness. For years his mind has been largely in the past and present, the disease which had fastened upon him preventing any plans for the future. Bright's disease has several times brought him near to death's door, and had accustomed him to look for death with calmness with which he received its final message. The funeral was held Sunday at the residence on upper Main street, Dr. France officiating. After the services the remains were conveyed to the town of Farmington, and interred in the Old Friend's cemetery, where the remains of his mother and of many relatives are resting.

Mr. Smith, during his long life in this place, had by his generous sympathies and kindly heart, become widely known and liked. The young men, with whom he best like to be, will long remember the man and his good-natured eccentricities. Beside the wire, three sisters and a brother survive the deceased.



From Ontario County Journal 6 August 1886

Gorham, N. Y. - James Smith was buried on Thursday, July 24. He died at the advanced age of 86. He had been blind a number of years. Not a known relative living; not a mourner at his funeral.



From Ontario County Journal 17 August 1888

Seneca Castle, N. Y. - Mr. James Smith, for many years a resident of our village, died after a short illness August 6th. The funeral services were observed at his late residence, Wednesday, August 8th.



From Geneva Daily Times 25 January 1898

Lehigh train 208, which is due here at 10:49 o'clock, ran down a buggy containing two men, at the crossing one mile west of Manchester. One of the men, James Smith, was killed outright. His companion, a Mr. Ryan, was rendered unconscious but soon recovered. Smith resided in Victor, where he conducted a saw mill. Ryan was in his employ. The latter resided at Bristol. The engineer of the fatal train saw the buggy approach the track, but believed the men had ample time to cross. Ten seconds later Smith lay dead at one side of the track, while Ryan lay at the other in a dazed condition. The buggy was completely demolished. The horse escaped without injury. The train was brought to a standstill and backed to the crossing. The bleeding corpse of Smith was placed on board, while a score of sympathetic passengers surrounded Ryan in the effort to revive him. On regaining consciousness, Ryan made known the identity of himself and his ill-fated companion. Just before they reached the crossing, he said, they had conversed with regard to dangerous crossings. Then Ryan saw the train bear down on them. The next he knew was when picked up by the train hands and placed aboard the cars.

Smith is survived by a wife and two children. His only apparent injuries consisted in several bad wounds about the head; his body was apparently sound. The corpse of Smith, and his bruised but living companion, were brought to Manchester where an inquest will be held.



From Geneva Courier 14 September 1898

Mrs. Smith, widow of the late James Smith, the victim of last weeks cyclone, north of the city, was taken to the Geneva Hospital Friday afternoon.  Her condition is very serious.  The funeral of Mr. Smith was held from the Union church, near the scene of the cyclone, Friday morning.  Rev. Mr. Maier of Oaks Corners officiating.  The attendance was very large, many being unable to gain admittance to the church.  The interment was made at Oaks Corners.



From Geneva Gazette 28 September 1900

The funeral of Judge James C. Smith will take place this afternoon from St. John's Church, Canandaigua. His sons and nephews will act as pall bearers.



From Phelps Citizen 15 May 1902

The death of James S. Smith, of Buffalo, occurred Tuesday morning at the home of his brother, A. S. Smith, death being due to Bright's disease. Mr. Smith came here several weeks ago to visit his brother, and his illness took a serious turn a few days ago resulting in his death. His age was 61 years. He leaves a wife and two daughters. The funeral will be held from the house this afternoon, Rev. A. J. Waugh officiating, and interment will be made in the Salisbury cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 15 August 1902

James W. Smith
died at the family residence, 18 Andes avenue, at 10:50 o'clock this forenoon, aged 41 years. The deceased had been in poor health for 14 weeks.  Death was the result of a relapse from a severe attack of typhoid fever. Mr. Smith was employed as talisman at the Central-Hudson freight house for over ten years.  Just previous to his illness he was employed at the patent cereals works.  The deceased was a member of the Fraternal Mystic Circle.  Besides his wife, he is survived by a little daughter, Louisa Smith, by his father, William Smith of this city, and by a brother, George Smith. The funeral arrangements are not yet completed.  Burial Glenwood Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 7 August 1896

Academy, N. Y. - Mrs. Jane Smith,
aged 53 years, died the 29th of July. Her husband, Robert Smith, survives her. The funeral was held at the church on Friday, the 31st, Rev. H. Wyse Jones of Canandaigua officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 8 August 1899

Mrs. Jane Smith,
wife of Alfred Smith, of this town, died at Canandaigua on Saturday noon, of pneumonia. The deceased was 72 years of age. She was born in Wegtownshire, Scotland, and came to this country in 1849. She was twice married, her former husband being Robert Houston. Five children survive her: Mrs. Agnes Dusenberry of Michigan; Mrs. Margaret Hooker of Kansas; Mrs. Fannie Wehrling of Macedon; James Houston of Victor; and Robert Houston of Shortsville. The funeral was held from the family residence on Monday at 12 o'clock, Rev. H. H. Hoffmire of Manchester, officiating. Interment was made at Manchester.



From Ontario County Chronicle 5 February 1902

Mrs. Jane Curtis Smith
was taken from her home in Naples, four weeks ago, to Willard Hospital. She had not recovered from the effects of crawling through a stream of water on her hands and knees on one of the coldest nights of the winter. She lived till last Monday, and her remains were brought home for burial Wednesday. She had lived her entire life, sixty years, in Naples, and had been a woman of great usefulness. She leaves two sons, Truman and David Curtis, besides one daughter, Mrs. Bert Blanchard, all of Naples.



From Ontario County Chronicle 16 January 1901

Mrs. Jane Halstead Smith, wife of the Hon. William H. Smith, died at the family residence in Gibson street, Monday morning, aged 67 years. She had been ill for several months. Besides her husband, she is survived by three children, William H., Jr., of Paris, France, Mrs. Frank H. Stark of Tomahawk, Wis., and Miss Harriet Smith of Canandaigua. Funeral will be held from the family home at 10 o'clock Thursday afternoon.



From Ontario County Journal 9 March 1883

Jared Smith,
an old resident of Farmington, died on Tuesday, and was conveyed on Thursday to his last resting place in the Friends' burying ground. He and his brother married sisters. All four are now lying in the same cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 4 August 1882

The sad death of Mrs. Jared Smith occurred at Canandaigua last week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Brown. Mrs. Smith had been a resident of Farmington for many years, and had several children settled there. She was well-known and highly respected in the community where she lived as well as in this place. The funeral was held from the old homestead in Farmington on Friday of last week.



From Geneva Gazette 28 January 1829

Died on the 24th inst., Major Jarvis L. Smith, aged 38 years. Major Smith held the office of magistrate of the town of Seneca for a number of years, and discharged his duties with benefit to the people and credit to himself. He has left a wife and five children to mourn the loss of an affectionate and provident husband and father.



From Ontario County Journal 17 November 1893

Bristol, N. Y. - Mrs. Jerusha Smith,
widow of the late Philetus Smith, died November 9 after a lingering illness, aged 71 years. The funeral was held from her daughter's, Mrs. Charles R. Simmons, where she had been for the last few months. Rev. Mr. Nye, of Allen's Hill, officiated. Mrs. Smith was a very respected and charitable woman, and will long be held in loving remembrance by those who knew her best.



From Geneva Gazette 9 January 1828

DIED - In this village, the 4th inst., of typhus fever, Major John Smith, Jun., aged 40 years, a native of Gloucester, Mass., and for several years past a resident of this village. He promised a vigorous constitution which promised long life, but his sudden exit admonishes us of the transitory nature of all earthly things. He has left a wife and four young children to mourn the loss of an affectionate husband and kind parent.



From Geneva Gazette 17 January 1890

Mortuary - MR. JOHN SMITH -
For many years proprietor of the boarding house at the corner of Main and William streets, died quite suddenly and most unexpectedly on Tuesday night last.  Very few indeed knew that he was dangerously ill, so recently had he been seen in our streets, apparently in usual health.  He had been for many years slightly crippled with rheumatism, rendering the aid of a cane very helpful in walking.  Possibly this rheumatic difficulty reached his heart and produced this suddenly fatal result.  Deceased was the youngest of four brothers of whom William, Thomas and Edward are the older and surviving brothers and so extensively engaged in nursery and fruit culture.  All were born in England, but in early boyhood accompanied their parents to America.  Of them all the deceased was the least favored by fortune, but his business ever afforded him a competency.  His life was above reproach, and he enjoyed the respect and good will of all acquaintances.  A widow and one son survive him.  His age was nearly 62 years.  His funeral will take place at his late residence at 3 o'clock this afternoon.



From Geneva Daily Times 1 February 1909

John Smith,
a prominent resident of Oaks Corners, was found dead in bed by his wife this morning. Mr. Smith retired last night feeling about as well as usual. The members of the family did not hear any complaint from him during the night. This morning he failed to get up at his usual time and upon investigating to learn the cause, the members of the family were shocked to find that he had died some time during the night. Undertaker Yells of this city was called and informed of the death. Mr. Yells called Coroner Buchholz on the case and after reaching the place, Coroner Buchholz called Dr. Howe of Phelps. After an examination of the body Dr. Howe decided the death was due to heart failure with acute indigestion as the cause. A certificate of death giving this as the cause was then granted by the Coroner. Mr. Smith was 62 years of age and a well-known resident of Oaks Corners. He was born in Ontario, Wayne county, and the survivors are his widow, one brother, Joseph Smith of Fairport; one sister, Mrs. J. W. Osborne of Canandaigua; three nieces and one nephew. Although the time of the funeral has not been definitely decided upon it is expected that it will take place from the house at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon and from the Presbyterian church at Oaks Corners at 2:30 o'clock. The funeral will be Masonic. Rev. J. B. Hubbs and Rev. Mr. Harvey will officiate.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 January 1910

Shortsville, N. Y. - John Smith
died at his home in Chapin, at 9:45 o'clock yesterday morning, aged 77 years. He was one of a family of fourteen children and was born in Columbia county, N. Y. For forty-two years he had lived in this vicinity, being a farmer. His wife, formerly Miss Katherine Wheeler, of Columbia county, died seven years ago. Mr. Smith had a stroke last Thursday night, from the effects of which he died. He had been a resident of Chapin for thirty-five years. He leaves two sons, Freeland W. Smith of Chapin and Levitt E. Smith, of Canandaigua; two brothers, George Smith of Cheshire, N. Y., and Alfred E. Smith of Hopewell; and four sisters, Mrs. Lany Bowdy of Canandaigua, Mrs. Susan Baldwin of Schaghticoke, N. Y., Mrs. Elizabeth Van Dyke and Mrs. Rebecca Snyder of Philmont, N. Y.



From Ontario County Journal 6 March 1903

Chapinville, N. Y. - Mrs. John Smith
died at her home in this village on March 5, after several weeks of intense suffering. Mrs. Smith came here to reside about 28 years ago. She is survived by her husband and three sons, Freeland and Levitt, of this place, and Lincoln of Auburn; also several grandchildren. The funeral services were held at the church on Sunday afternoon, Rev. F. A. Boyd officiating. The interment was in Shortsville.



From Newark Union 30 January 1897

The death of John L. Smith took place at his home at Port Gibson at 9 o'clock yesterday morning after a year's illness and suffering with sciatic rheumatism. Deceased had been a most highly respected resident of Post Gibson a large part of his life. He was a member of the Palmyra Baptist church. In politics he was an honored republican. He married Miss Laura Short, who survives, as well as four children as follows: Mrs. J. F. Martin of Newark, and George W., Seneca H. and Grace F., all of Port Gibson. Deceased was one of those few men who numbered every one as a friend and possessed no enemies. The funeral services will be held at the church at two o'clock Monday. Interment will be made in the Port Gibson cemetery.



From Ontario County Chronicle 24 July 1901

John P. Smith, a well-known person of this village, died on Monday at the home of his father, Thos. Smith, in Bristol street, aged 33 years. Death was due to dropsy. He had been ill but a week. Besides his parents, the deceased is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Sweeney of Buffalo; and Misses Julia and Maud Smith, of Canandaigua, and a brother, Lawrence Smith of Canandaigua.



From Shortsville Enterprise 16 March 1933

John T. Smith
passed away at his home in Farmington on Saturday, March 11th. He was born in the town of Manchester on October 11, 1854, and had been a lifelong resident of this section. He was married to Sarah Aldrich on December 21, 1886. Mrs. Smith passed away January 18th, last. Mr. Smith was a member of Manchester Grange and was the first Master. He is survived by one son, Raymond A. Smith. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and were conducted by the Rev. A. W. Walker, pastor of the Manchester Episcopal Church. Burial was made in South Farmington cemetery.



From Fairport Herald  26 January 1933

Farmington, N. Y., Jan. 24 -
The funeral of Mrs. John T. Smith was held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from her late home. Burial was made in the South Farmington cemetery. Sarah Aldrich Smith was born in Farmington March 3, 1864, in the same house where she passed away. Mrs. Smith had been in very ill health for a long time and died on Wednesday. She leaves her husband, John T. Smith, and one son, Raymond Smith, both of this place.



From Ontario County Journal 10 October 1913

Naples, N. Y. -  John W. Smith,
a well-known resident of Naples, and for several years of Middlesex, died on Monday after several months illness. He was one of the large family of Simon and Martha Smith, who reared 13 children, of whom now only three are living, Charles J. of Naples, James E. of Weiser, Idaho, and Mrs. Margaret Sharpstein of Livonia. He was 66 years of age. At the age of 21, he married Miss Franelia Cramer, of Naples, who survives him. He was a successful farmer, a strong Republican, an honored citizen, a good neighbor and friend. Four children live to revere his memory, Mrs. Nellie Sheehan of Washington, D. C., Mrs. Harriet Rackham of Naples, born in Middlesex, Lyman and Maurice Smith of Naples. He was a working member of the Methodist church. The funeral was held at the home on the Atlanta road on Wednesday, his pastor, Rev. A. J. Chamberlayne, officiating. Burial was in Rose Ridge cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 14 July 1905

Joseph Smith,
seventy years of age, died at 4:40 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home two miles north of the city on the Carter road. The deceased was born in Washington county, New York, and came to this section of the state forty-five years ago. He was a member of the First Methodist church of this city and earlier in life was one of the trustees. The deceased is survived by his widow, two brothers, Benjamin Smith of Shaftsbury, Vt., and Martin Smith, of Rossville, Kansas, one sister, Mrs. A. G. Frisbie of this city. The funeral will take place from the house Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. C. E. Jewell, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 12 December 1890

Dr. Joseph T. Smith,
of this village, a physician and surgeon of high reputation and a gentleman highly respected for his manly qualities, died at his home on Chapin street at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday evening of diabetes. He had suffered from the disease and had for a long time been resigned to the death he anticipated at most any time. The deceased was born in the Town of Farmington, Ontario County in 1824. He adopted medicine as a profession and after graduating from the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, he soon attained a high reputation as a physician and surgeon. For a number of years he carried on a very successful drug business in this village and in 1886 was elected trustee of the village. He was 66 years of age and is survived by his widow and a nephew, Mack S. Smith, Cashier of McKechnie & Co's bank. The funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock and the remains will be taken to Buffalo and there cremated in accordance with Dr. Smith's wishes.



From Ontario County Times 25 February 1880

On Thursday morning, the body of a young woman was found in Seneca Lake, near the Geneva steamboat landing, which was subsequently identified as that of Julia Smith, who had been missing from her home for some days previously. She was about twenty years of age, and had, since the death of her mother, fifteen years ago, made her home with the family of her uncle, John Wilder, a farmer, living four miles west of Geneva. The cause of her suicide is unknown.



From Geneva Daily Times 24 March 1905

Mrs. Julia Smith,
aged 45 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Stowell, on Wadsworth street, at noon today. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. F. Cook of Pittsford and Mrs. William Stowell of this city; also by two sisters, Mrs. John Wagner and Mrs. Adolph Wagner of Wilkesbarre, Pa., three brothers, John Nodolsky of Chicago; Rudolph of Wagner, Mass., and Adolf of Germany. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 12 March 1897

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Mrs. Juliaette Smith,
after a long and lingering illness, died at her home here on Wednesday, March 3, at the age of 84 years. The funeral services were held on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. M. L. Stinson of the Congregational church officiating.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 5 September 1906

Mrs. Katherine Royce,
wife of Lewis M. Smith, died at her home on Arsenal Hill Sunday morning, after an illness of two weeks due to blood poisoning, aged 61 years. Mrs. Smith had been a active member of the Baptist church for a great many years. She is survived by her husband, one brother, William Royce of McKeesport, Pa.; one son, Harrison A. Smith of Canandaigua; one step-daughter, Mrs. James Douglass of Canandaigua and two step-sons, Chapin H. Smith of Buffalo, and Dailey Smith of this village. The funeral will be held from the home this afternoon at one o'clock, Rev. J. Scott Ebersole will officiate. The interment will be made in Woodlawn cemetery.



From Naples Record 25 January 1873

Mrs. Laura Smith,
mother of D. M. Smith, died on Tuesday last. The funeral services were held on Thursday at the Semans' School House. Her remains were buried at West Hollow. She was an aged lady, an old resident and much respected.



From Geneva Daily Times 16 March 1945

Mrs. Laura S. Smith,
aged 74, of 30 Seymour street, died at Geneva General Hospital this morning after a long illness. Surviving are her husband, Arthur Smith; one daughter, Mrs. Florence Covert of Penn Yan; one son, Charles Millard of Geneva, R. D.; three sisters, Mrs. Clarabell Zimmermann of Geneva, and Mrs. Emma O'Loughlin of Providence, Rhode Island; grandchildren; and and several nieces and nephews. Funeral rites will be held from the Corwin Funeral Home, Monday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Lincoln H. Wadsworth, pastor of First Baptist church, will officiate and burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.



From Shortsville Enterprise 11 August 1932

The death of Laurence L. Smith, a well-known farmer of Manchester town, occurred last week Tuesday evening, following a brief illness. He was aged 36 years. Mr. Smith was a son of the late Edmund Smith, former well-known Supervisor of the town. He was a member of Clifton Springs Grange. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Robert L. and Leigh S. Smith; one brother, Ernest Smith and two sisters Mrs. Howard Potter and Mrs. Lyle Grimsley, all of this vicinity. The funeral obsequies were held from his late home at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Boyd A. Little. The remains were interred in the family plot in Riverview cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 20 September 1912

The funeral of Mrs. Levina M. Smith, aged 80 years, whose death occurred at her home on Center street on Saturday night, was held on Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Guy L. Morrill officiated at the funeral services and the remains were taken to Reeds Corners for burial. One son, Arthur S. Smith of Canandaigua, and one daughter, Mrs. Mary Washburn of Stanley, survive.



From Ontario County Journal 22 June 1894

Cheshire, N. Y. - Lawrence Smith
died last Monday from consumption, aged 46 years. He was a respected citizen and neighbor. The funeral took place at the Union church, Wednesday, Rev. W. H. Ward, the pastor, officiating. The interment took place in the cemetery at Cheshire.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 March 1907

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Lee B. Smith, a prominent farmer of Bristol, committed suicide yesterday afternoon at his home near Vincent, by taking strychnine. He was alone in his own house, which is situated on the premises with that of his mother, when he swallowed the poison. He then made his way to his mother's home, where he fell on the steps in great agony. He lingered about an hour, dying about 3:30 p.m. Coroner B. T. McDowell of Bristol was summoned and viewed the remains. No inquest was considered necessary. Smith was about 36 years of age, the only son of the late William Smith, who left to his son and his wife his large hop farm, one of the most productive in Western New York. Smith had been a heavy drinker for some time, and it is thought despondence over his condition led him to take his life. He leaves his wife and one child, who had been at the former's home in Cuba during the winter. In the meantime, Smith had been staying with his mother.



From Ontario County Journal 25 April 1884

Another of the old residents of East Bloomfield has passed away. Leonard W. Smith died at the home in which he had resided for some forty years at 12 o'clock Monday night, aged seventy-four. Mr. Smith was a prominent member of the Congregational church, and at the time of his death was clerk and treasurer of the society, positions which he had filled for a long time in the most acceptable manner. He was an active worker and liberal contributor in all church and society matters. His wife survives him, their only child having died when quite young.



From Ontario County Times 23 May 1888

Shortsville, N. Y. - Leonard Smith,
of Manchester, died at his home, on Salt street, at 1 p.m. Sunday. The remaining members of his family are a wife and four children. Mrs. William Booth of this place is a sister of the deceased.



From Ontario County Journal 3 May 1878

Sad Case of Suicide - Our village was thrown into no little excitement early yesterday morning by the rumor, afterward confirmed, that Mrs. Lewis M. Smith, residing on lower Main street, had committed suicide by hanging herself. The circumstances are as follows:  Mr. Smith arose and dressed himself at about quarter before five o'clock yesterday morning, and remarking to his wife that he "did not feel very well, and would take a little walk," went out and walked down to the lake and back, being gone about half an hour. When he returned he went to the kitchen door, on opening which he was horrified to find his wife before him hanging by the neck from a string fastened to a joist overhead. Mr. Smith, shocked and horrified, ran from the house, uttering piercing shrieks. His cries were heard by several neighbors, among them Mr. Charles Fisher, his next neighbor, and Mr. Myron Newman, directly opposite, who, with others, immediately came to his assistance. Mr. Fisher at once raised the body so as to release the strain upon the string, while Mr. Newman cut the string, and thus her remains were lowered to the floor. The body was yet warm, though life was extinct. Charles Fisher, Jr., who was also present, then went to inform deputy Coroner Hulse, and he also called Dr. Carson at once. After deputy Coroner Hulse had viewed the body, it was taken in charge by neighbors and friends.  There is no doubt, from facts in the knowledge of her relatives and intimate friends, that Mrs. Smith was laboring under a temporary aberration of mind when she committed the deed. Mr. Smith first noticed indications of this last Sunday while conversing with her.  She appeared well on Wednesday, and attended the usual prayer meeting at the Baptist church Wednesday evening, but wore an every-day work dress to the church, which was quite unusual with her.  The circumstances indicate that Mrs. Smith got up soon after her husband went out to walk, and dressed herself with usual care, as if she was going about her usual household duties, and it is not probable that her mind became affected until she reached the back kitchen in which the deed was committed.  Here she found a stout tarred string, called marlin, which she doubled and then fastened to the joist overhead.  Making a slip noose in the other end, she stood in a chair, and leaning over with the string around her neck, was soon strangled to death. When first discovered her feet were just resting on the chair, and her and her body in a slanting position.

Mrs. Smith was 41 years of age, of a naturally pleasant and cheerful disposition, and all her circumstances and surroundings forbid the supposition that she could have been in her right mind when she thus ended her existence. She leaves three children - a daughter about 16 years of age, and two sons of about 12 and 8 years. The bereaved family and relatives have the heartfelt sympathy of a large circle of warm friends and neighbors.  Mrs. Smith was a sister of Drs. F. C. and J. A. Hawley of this village. The funeral of deceased will be held on Sunday next.



From Shortsville Enterprise 29 January 1941

Mrs. Libbie Smith,
formerly of East Rochester, died last Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leona Champion, in the Victor-Manchester road. The survivors are her husband, Millard Smith; the daughter, one son, Harry of Rochester, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon from the Champion home, with interment in the South Farmington Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 May 1909

Mrs. Lillian W. Stacey Smith,
aged 38 years, died suddenly yesterday afternoon at the residence of Adelbert G. Powers, No. 288 Castle street. Mrs. Smith had been ill for about two years with attacks of heart trouble, but it was not thought to be of a serious nature. Yesterday afternoon she became suddenly unconscious and died soon after. Mrs. Smith was formerly Miss Lillian Stacey and was the oldest daughter of the late William and Ellen Stacey, one of the prominent families of this city. She was born in this city and lived here until she was married. Recently she had made her home here with her mother, Mrs. Ellen Stacey, who survives her. She also leaves one sister, Miss Hannah Stacey, of this city and Boston. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the late home on Castle street. The service will be for the members of the family only. Rev. C. M. Sills, D. D., will officiate and burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 30 May 1906

Saturday morning at the home of Charles H. Caple, in Chapin street, the death occurred of Llewellyn L. Smith, senior partner of the milling firm of Smith Brothers and Company, after an illness of several months duration from a complication of diseases. During his illness of the past winter, Mr. Smith had been several times been considered to be at the point of death but finally recovered sufficiently to be moved to the Clifton Springs Sanitarium, but while there his condition again became worse and he was moved to the home of Mr. Caple, one of his business partners, where his death occurred as noted. He was sixty-eight years of age at the time of his death.

Mr. Smith was born in Auburn in 1838 and at an early age entered the employ of an Auburn milling firm. At the age of 17 he went to Bath where with his brother-in-law, John W. Priest, he conducted a mill owned by Judge Cook of that place. Later he returned to Auburn and thence to Sodus Center where for a short time he conducted a mill, but later went to Throopsville, a small town north of Auburn. He was also engaged for short intervals in the milling business in Red Creek, Wayne County, and Skaneateles from which later place he came, when with his brother, Lucas Smith, he bought the Littleville mill which the brothers conducted for five years. After this he ran a mill in Chapinville for eighteen months and from Chapinville he went back to Auburn where with Mr. Priest he conducted a mill which they rented for a year. The brothers then bought this mill and ran it for three years when they sold out and Mr. Smith conducted a mill in Waterloo until coming here, where he and his brother bought out the milling business of Abel Richmond, which has always since been conducted under the firm name of Smith Brothers and Company. Shortly after the brothers took up this business, Mr. Priest came here and entered the firm as a partner. The business established here by this firm has grown to very large proportions and is noted for the excellence of the products manufactured. Mr. Smith has always been regarded as one of the leading business men of the town and has always been interested in all that tended to the best interests of the community. In his business relations he was upright and honorable and probably no man who was ever in business in Canandaigua enjoyed to a greater degree the confidence and esteem of those with whom he was brought into contact.

He was a member of the Church of the Disciples, but as there is no organization of that denomination in this village, he attended other local churches and was liberal in support of religious and charitable societies. His funeral took place Monday afternoon from the Presbyterian church,Rev. Louis M. Sweet officiating, and was largely attended. Mr. Smith was three times married, his first wife having been Miss Juliette Price of St. Anne's, Ontario, whom he married in 1857; and by whom he had one son, L. L. Smith, Jr., who survives him. His second wife was Mrs. Sarah Bacon Beeman, whose death occurred in 1902, and his third wife, Mrs. Anna Christie Smith, who survives him.



From Ontario County Journal 23 February 1917

Llewelyn L. Smith,
aged 57 years, was found dead in a trolley shelter at the Hopewell road crossing on Friday afternoon. He had been in poor health for some time. Coroner Harry M. Smith pronounced death due to cerebral hemorrhage, Deceased was a former resident of Canandaigua and for many years was connected with the Smith mill. Recently he had resided alone on his farm in Hopewell. There survives one son, Henry L. Smith, Gibson street. Private funeral services were held at the son's home on Sunday afternoon. Rev. Guy L. Morrill officiated. Interment was at Woodlawn.



From Ontario County Chronicle 8 June 1904

At his home on Chapin street at 10:15 Thursday night occurred the death of Lucas Smith, one of Canandaigua's oldest and most respected inhabitants, at the age of 79 years. Mr. Smith was a member of the firm of Smith Bros. & Co., but retired from active participation in the affairs of the firm about 15 years ago on account of ill health. He was born in Cayuga county and became interested in the milling business at an early age. In 1867 he, with his brother Llewellyn L. Smith, came to this section, conducting a flouring mill for seven years in Littleville. They sold out in 1874 and Lucas Smith came to Canandaigua and entered into a partnership with Abel Richmond. In 1879 the Richmond and Smith mills were burned but the partners at once erected the present fine plant on Mill street. In 1881 Llewellyn Smith bought out Mr. Richmond's share in the business and the firm of Smith Bros. & Co. was formed which has developed one of the finest businesses of the kind in this vicinity and has always maintained a high reputation for upright and fair dealing.

In 1845 Mr. Smith married Miss Lucy Wheaton of Auburn. Three children, two daughters and a son, were born to Mr. and Mrs. Smith, all of whom died. About fifteen years ago Mrs. Smith also died and in 1892, three years later, Mr. Smith married Mrs. Anna Cooley of this place who survives him. Three sisters of Mr. Smith, Mrs. Maria Hitchcock and Mrs. Adalina Chambers of Auburn and Mrs. Mary J. Priest of this village, and one brother, Llewellyn Smith also survive. Mr. Smith was active in church and philanthropic work, being liberal in his views and always willing to give needed aid to every deserving cause. The funeral of Mr. Smith was held Saturday afternoon at his late home on Chapin street and was very largely attended, the floral offerings also being numerous and beautiful. Rev. J. Scott Ebersole of the Baptist church  and Rev. Arthur T. Dougall of the Presbyterian church officiated. The remains were interred in Woodlawn Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 23 October 1891

Mrs. Lucas Smith,
of this village, who left Canandaigua about three weeks ago with her husband for the west where the latter hoped to recover his health, died suddenly at Hayes Center, Nebraska, Saturday. The news of her death was a terrible shock to her relatives and friends for she was apparently in good health when she left home. The funeral services at the Baptist church were very highly attended.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 February 1908

Mrs. Lulu F. Smith,
widow of the late Charles W. Smith, died yesterday morning at her home about three miles north of this city on the Carter Road. She was 46 years old. About two years ago the deceased's son died, and in October last her husband passed away. She leaves one daughter, Miss Edith L. Smith, and one brother, Edward A. Palmer. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home. Rev. C. E. Jewell will officiate and interment will be made in the family burying ground on the farm.



From Ontario County Journal 10 June 1892

Manchester, N. Y. -
Mrs. Benjamin Smith, of this place, mourns the loss of her mother, Mrs. Lydia Smith, for whom she has been caring for several weeks, and whose death occurred at the home of her son, Porter D. Smith, in Farmington, at an early hour Monday morning. She was also the mother of Mrs. W. H. Warfield of Canandaigua, and Stephen W. and Albert Smith of Farmington, and was a most estimable woman.



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