SMITH Obituaries "M" to "Z"

From Geneva Daily Times 20 January 1905

Yesterday, at her home in Bristol, occurred the death of Mrs. Maggie J. Smith, wife of Edward Smith. Mrs. Smith was an esteemed resident of Bristol. She had been ill for a long time. She is survived by her husband.

From Ontario County Journal 22 January 1892

Canadice, N. Y. - Mansel R. Smith
died on the 15th inst., of the grippe, after a short illness. Mr. Smith was 68 years old and leaves a wife, one son and two daughters, two of whom were unable to attend the funeral service on account of sickness.

From Shortsville Enterprise 1 December 1927

The remains of Marenus Smith, a former resident of the Stafford Street road in the town of Manchester, who died at the Willard State hospital on November 22, were received in Shortsville on Friday afternoon for interment in Brookside cemetery. The Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m., conducted by the Rev. L. L. Swarthout, pastor of Manchester Baptist church. The survivors are one son, John H. Smith of Prattsburg, one daughter, Mrs. George Gilman of Long Island, one brother, John Smith of Palmyra, one sister, Mrs. Frances Fitch of West Bloomfield, and six grandchildren.

From Victor Herald 2 May 1902

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Margaret Smith
died Tuesday, April 22nd, at the age of eighty-six years. She was a resident of the county for sixty-three years. Funeral services were held at St. Bridget's church, Thursday morning, Rev. P. A. Neville officiating. The remains were taken to Lima for burial. She is survived by four sons and two daughters.

From Shortsville Enterprise 31 March 1911

Marie E. Smith,
a foster daughter of Supervisor and Mrs. E. E. Calman of Hopewell, committed suicide by drinking four ounces of carbolic acid at the Calman home at 1 o'clock Monday morning. Her death ensued two hours later. Miss Smith was aged 24 years. A love affair is given as the reason for her rash act. She leaves her father, William Smith of Sodus, and two brothers, James W. Smith and George W. Smith, both resident of Hopewell.

From Geneva Daily Times 13 March 1908

Phelps, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Marie VanDyne Smith occurred at the home of her son, Adelbert Combs, Wednesday, after a lingering illness due to an affection of the spine. Mrs. Smith was born in Phelps and has resided here the greater part of her life. Since the death of her husband, I. D. Smith, a few years ago she had made her home with her son. Her near relatives are her son, Adelbert Combs, and one daughter, Mrs. J. E. Vincent. The funeral took place this afternoon, Rev. F. M. Windnagle officiating.

From Geneva Daily Times 24 March 1924

The funeral of Mrs. Marion Elizabeth Smith, who died Sunday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Probasco, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from her daughter's home with Rev. Kenneth A. Bray of St. Peter's church officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 22 July 1887

Marlin M. Smith, a well-known resident of Manchester, died very suddenly last Wednesday evening. He was apparently in excellent health, with the exception of a rheumatic trouble of long standing. He was taken about ten o'clock, and died within three minutes.

From Naples Record 19 December 1923

While working about his home, at Bristol Springs, on Monday, December 17th, 1923, Marshall Smith dropped dead, although he had appeared to be in good health up to that time. Mr. Smith was the son of Russell and Julia Hepman Smith, and was born in the town of South Bristol on May 31, 1851, which town had practically always been his home. In early life he married Miss Emma Sherbin, who died about fifteen years ago, leaving three sons, Russell, who no resides in Canandaigua; Fred, of New Jersey, and Earle of Rochester. About ten years ago he was united in marriage with Miss Cornelia Ayers of Rochester, who also survives. Other survivors include one brother, Martin H. Smith, of South Bristol, and one sister, Mrs. Chauncey Bailey, of Nebraska. Deceased was a member of South Bristol Grange. Funeral services will be held from the Union Church, Bristol Springs, today at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. J. Erwin Wilson, pastor of the Naples Baptist Church, followed by burial in the Coye cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 16 June 1893

Naples, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. Martha Smith, widow of the late Simon Smith, was held on Tuesday. She died Sunday morning, June 11, aged 78 years. This Smith family was one of the largest in town, and justly prominent. Eight children, all in middle life, survive the mother, and all were present at the funeral. In her death the Methodist church loses an ardent member and a strong support.

From Geneva Gazette 18 October 1895

October 10th, 1895, Martha Isabella Smith, (widow of the late John W. Smith, merchant), born in Greenfield, Mass., aged 68 years.

From Geneva Daily Times 5 October 1906

Mrs. Martha J. Smith, aged 69 years, died yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. D. Harrington, of 13 Courtland street. Besides her daughter she is survived by two sons, B. N. Smith of Marietta, and Harry D. Smith of Buffalo. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 12:30 o'clock from the home of her daughter and Rev. C. E. Jewell will officiate. The remains will be taken to Pittsford, N. Y. for interment.

From Ontario County Journal 10 January 1919

Mrs. Martha M. Smith,
aged 80 years, widow of Burton Smith, of this city, died at the home of her brother, Benjamin Randall, in Washington on Friday. Mrs. Smith left Canandaigua on December 11 to visit her brother and suffered a stroke of paralysis on December 16, death following on Friday. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Jacob McDonald of Buffalo, and Mrs. L. D. Allen of Hornell; one granddaughter, Mrs. Walter Greene of Hornell; and two brothers, Benjamin and Charles Randall of Washington. The remains wee brought to this city on Monday and funeral services were held from late home on Clark street on Tuesday at 2 o'clock. Rev. C. C. Baker officiated. The remains were cremated.

From Ontario County Times 27 July 1887

Shortsville, N. Y. -
The sudden demise of Mr. Martin Smith, of Manchester, last Wednesday evening, was quite a shock to his friends, although they had been in a measure prepared for the worst since his serious illness last October. He had been unusually well for a few days, and was in Shortsville conversing with friends only a few hours before his death. He was 62 years of age, and had been a resident of Farmington until within the past seven years, which time he had lived in Manchester village. He leaves a widow and one son. The latter is now a resident of Kansas, and was unable to leave home to attend his father's funeral, which took place at the Baptist Church in Manchester, on Friday at 4 p.m., and the interment was in the cemetery at South Farmington. Mrs. Daniel R. Smith, of this place, is a sister of the deceased, instead of Mr. D. R. Smith being a brother, as has been stated.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 15 June 1918

Canandaigua, N. Y., June 14 - Martin Smith,
76 years of age, died at the County Tuberculosis Hospital this morning. He was taken from the home of his son here to the institution only yesterday. The deceased leaves two daughters, Mrs. I. J. Lowrey of Corning, and Mr. F. B. Gage, of this city; and two sons, Arthur Smith and Bert Smith, both of this place. The funeral will be held from the mortuary rooms of Ahrens & Breen at 10 o'clock Monday forenoon, with Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord, Episcopal rector here, officiating, Burial will be made in West Avenue cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 6 November 1919

Hopewell -
The community was shocked on Tuesday morning to learn of the sudden death of Marvin M. Smith, who was found dead in bed. He has been in his usual health until the previous night when he suffered from an attack of indigestion. The deceased was 80 years old. He is survived by his wife, a daughter in Albany, and two sons, William Smith of Rochester and Russell Smith of Philadelphia. The funeral will be held from the residence of C. A. Seamans of Canandaigua on Friday. The interment will be made in Bloomfield and will be in charge of the masons.

From Geneva Daily Times 6 May 1908

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Smith,
wife of George L. Smith, died yesterday afternoon, aged 33 years.  She had been in failing health for several years. Her husband survives her. She was a member of the Baptist church and very much thought of in the community. Besides a husband, she leaves a father, two brothers, J. E. Lyon of Naples, Leonard Lyon of New York; three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Hatch, Mrs. Helen Parr of Naples, and Mrs. Alice Putnam of Prattsburg.

From Clifton Springs Press 5 July 1917

Mrs. Mary Smith,
80 years old, widow of Franklin D. Smith, died Monday at the family home at Riverside Farms. She was born at Belvedere, New Jersey, but had lived upon the farm where he death occurred during the past 40 years. Her husband, who was one of the pioneer and progressive agriculturists of this locality, died about six years ago. Mrs. Smith is survived by four children, two daughters, Mrs. Charles Sherman and Miss Mary D. Smith; and two sons, Alden R. Smith and George F. Smith, all residents of this locality. Funeral services will be held at the family home on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, and will be conducted by Rev. E. Eberly, pastor of the Port Gibson Methodist church, of which Mrs. Smith had long been a member. Burial will be in Riverview cemetery, Gypsum.

From Geneva Daily Times 10 December 1909

Mrs. Mary A. Smith,
widow of the late George X. Smith, died this morning at 10:50 o'clock at her home on the Lyons Road. She was 80 years old. She was born in Hampton, O., but for sixty years has resided in this section. Her survivors are three sons, Martin H. Smith, W. Edgar Smith of this city and Dr. George DeForest Smith of New York; two brothers, Watson E. Stubbs of this city and William R. Stubbs of North Huron, N. Y.; one sister, Sarah J. Stubbs. The funeral will take place Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house. Rev. David H. Craver will officiate and burial will be in the family plot on the Smith farm.

From Phelps Citizen 17 March 1887

Mrs. Mary Ann Simmons Smith
died March 15th, 1887, at the residence of her son, John R. Smith, in the town of Waterloo, aged 82 years and nine months. She was the daughter of Capt. Abram Simmons, eldest of a family of nine of which four survive her, Mrs. Elizabeth Green, Phelps, Mrs. Adeline White, Red Bank, N. J., James J. Simmons, Buffalo and Mrs. Caroline Clark, New York City. Mrs. Smith was born June 13th, 1804, on the farm, on the farm known as the Simmons Corners, one mile south of Oaks Corners. She was married to Leonard W. Smith Oct. 20th, 1825, and settled on a farm at No. 9, town of Seneca, from there he purchased a farm one-half north of the village of Waterloo, and about the year 1830 he removed to the present home, three miles east of Oaks Corners, and lived and died in the same, a period of 46 years, his death occurring February 22d, 1879. They were the parents of nine children, six now living: Mrs. Juliet E. Baldwin, West, Ohio; Abram H. Smith, Phelps; Mrs. Temperance Vandercook, Martville, N. Y.; Miss Drusilla C. Smith, Tyrone, N. Y., John R. Smith, town of Waterloo. The deceased was a kind and affectionate wife and mother possessing a generous Christian disposition, and was highly esteemed as a friend and neighbor.

The funeral was held Wednesday, March 16th, at the residence of her son near Waterloo. The services were conducted by Rev. Dr. Potter of the Presbyterian church of Phelps. The able discourse was from Number 23:10, "Let me died the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his." The hyms, "Jesus, Lover of my Soul" and "Shall we meet beyond the river," were sung by a quartette consisting of J. T. Watkins, G. S. Frisbie, Mrs. G. C. Gates, and Mrs. O. J. Park, assisted by Miss Etta Frisbie as organist. The remains were interred in the Simmons cemetery one mile south of Oaks Corners.

From Ontario County Journal 24 March 1911

Rushville, N. Y. - 
After a long illness, Mrs. Mary A. Taylor Smith passed away at her home in this village on Friday afternoon. She was born here on June 7, 1840, and was the eldest daughter of Benjamin A. and Celestia Barnes Taylor. Dec. 3, 1865, she married Henry M. Smith, who survives. She had been devoted to her home where she will be greatly missed. She was a kind neighbor and friend. She is survived, besides her husband, by two daughters, Mrs. Miles A. Blodgett and Mrs. William H. Osborne, both of Rushville; five grandchildren, two brothers, Manlius Taylor of this place, and Melvin Taylor of Canandaigua; two sisters, Mrs. Euphemia T. Gates of Ransomville, and Mrs. Jennie T. Warren of Rochester.

From Ontario Co. Journal 31 January 1902

Manchester, N. Y. -
Mrs. Mary E. B. SMITH, widow of the late Marlin Smith, died at her home on Main street, Sunday morning, aged 55 years. She had been a faithful member of the Baptist church here for about 28 years. Mrs. Smith was known all over Ontario county as a great temperance worker. She had been president of the local W. C. T. U., for six years. She is survived by a brother and two sisters. Funeral services were held in the Baptist church Tuesday afternoon. Rev. M. W. Covell officiated, assisted by Rev. G. A. Baldwin and Rev. D. R. Watson of Geneva. Interment was at South Farmington cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 23 March 1917

Manchester, N. Y. -  Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Smith
died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Gilmore, north of the village, on Saturday following an illness of seven months, aged 57 years. She was born in Bristol Feb. 25, 1860, and in 1877 married Marinus Smith at Niagara Falls. For five years after marriage, she resided at Richmond and then removed to Michigan, where she remained for 17 years, then returning to this state and residing in Monroe and Ontario counties for 18 years. She finally came to Manchester to reside with her daughter. She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. George Gilmore of Manchester, and one son, John H. Smith of Prattsburg; four grandchildren, Miss Bertha M. Gilmore of Manchester and Miss Alice May Smith, John H. Smith, Jr. and Morris Alonzo Smith, all of Prattburg; three sisters, Mrs. F. E. Tones and Mrs. E. E. Tones of Bristol Center, and Mrs. William Brisbee of Bristol; also two brothers, William Lubbock of Canandaigua, and George Lubbock of Rochester. Rev. Boyde Cleary officiated at the funeral held from the Gilmore home on Monday.

From Ontario County Journal 10 February 1905

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
The death of Mrs. Mary O'Neil Smith, wife of Patrick Smith, occurred at the family home on the H. G. Chapin farm on Friday morning. Mrs. Smith had not been well for some time, but she was dangerously ill only a few days, heart trouble being the cause of death. She leaves, besides her husband, two daughters, Misses Celia and Margaret Smith, and one son, Walter. The funeral was held from St. Bridget's church on Monday morning.

From Fairport Herald Mail 3 April 1918

Mrs. Mary Powers Smith
died last Monday, March 25, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Stephen J. Smith, of Shortsville. Mrs. Mary P. Smith was the daughter of the late Jacob and Sally Powers Smith and was born in this town March 1, 1836, and was 82 years old. On January 17, 1857, she was united in marriage to Gaines R. Smith, of this town, who died in 1900. She had always lived in this town until seven years ago when she went to Shortsville to make her home with her daughter. She had been a sufferer from a fractured hip for a number of years, during which much of the time she has cared for by Mrs. Sarah Tay, a former resident of this town. She is survived by her daughter and several nephews and nieces. The funeral was held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Smith in Shortsville on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. R. J. Payne, pastor of the Friends' church. Interment was made in Woodlawn Cemetery at Canandaigua.

From Ontario County Times 27 June 1877


North Bloomfield, N. Y. -
Marvin M. Smith lost his second wife last week, and she was buried in our cemetery. Her maiden name was Mattie Russell, and she married James Davis for her first husband. After a few years of wedded life, Mr. Davis died, leaving one child. Mr. Smith is a comparatively young man yet, but he has seen considerable trouble in his married life, and now has five children depending on him for support. But he has considerable means which helps matters materially.

From Ontario County Journal 17 April 1908

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
The funeral of Mrs. Michael Smith was held from St. Bridget's church on Monday morning, Rev. P. A. Neville officiating. The death of Mrs. Smith occurred at a late hour on Thursday night, April 9, after a lingering illness from heart trouble. She leaves her husband; six children, Mrs. Mary Henman and William, Michael, Eugene, and John, of East Bloomfield, and James of Jamestown; three sisters, Mrs. John Hilliard, of this place; Mrs. Thomas Kennedy of Fairport; Mrs. George Pfeffer of Palmyra; four brothers, Timothy McCarthy of Victor; Eugene of Rochester, and John and Jeremiah, of Fairport. She was 52 years of age.

From Ontario County Journal 28 January 1881

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Michiael Smith
died at the house of his son in this place, Wednesday, Jan. 19th, aged 80 years. Funeral services were held on Saturday. His remains were taken to Lima for interment.

From Ontario County Times 30 March 1892

Shortsville, N. Y. - 
The death of Moses C. Smith in the northwest part of the town, which occurred on the 19th inst., removed one of the characters of the town. He was known throughout the town as "Mutton Smith", it being his habit to peddle mutton in our villages every winter.

From Naples Record 3 March 1926

At his home in West Hollow, occurred the death yesterday morning, March 2, of Murville R. Smith. He was a son of the late George and Martha Avery Smith, and was born in this town of March 28, 1851. Fifty-two years ago he married Catherine Bogart, who survives. Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Manchester, of West Hollow, and a son, Harry Smith, of Brockport. For many years, Mr. and Mrs. Smith lived near Lake Keuka, where he was engaged in raising grapes. They returned to West Hollow about eight years ago.

From Shortsville Enterprise 30 November 1889

The funeral of Mrs. Nancy Smith was held on Saturday at 10 a.m. from her late residence, Rev. E.C. Long officiating. Interment at the  Shortsville cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 12 August 1904

Nathan Smith,
a prominent resident of Farmington, died at his home in that town, Wednesday. He was the last of a family of five children, and had lived in this section seventy years. One daughter survives, Mrs. Charles Preston, of Farmington. The funeral was held this afternoon, with burial in the South Farmington cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 27 August 1886

Death of a Nonagenarian - Nathaniel Smith died in Gorham August 25th at the advanced age of 92 years.  His funeral is to take place this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Few men in this county are better known and none more highly respected than this venerable father in Israel.  A Democrat of the old Jeffersonian school, in middle life and even in his declining years, he took an interested and active part in the counsels of his of his party, and was frequently met in its conventions.

Mr. Smith was born in Walkill, Orange county, Sept. 21, 1794.  His earlier adult years were divided between farm work and teaching school in his native town.  In 1819 he was married to Mary, daughter of Deacon John and Esther Yeckley, of Montgomery, Orange county, and in the following year the couple moved to Gorham in this county.  A family of eight children were born to them, of whom six survive.  A memorandum which was found among his papers states that (at the time it was written, 1877), he had thirteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren. In 1815, with about fifty others, Mr. Smith made a public profession of religion and united with the Presbyterian church. That holy relation he maintained to the day of his death, and his life was a living example of the earnest, devout and humble discipline of the Great Master. He endeavored with a few others to establish a Reformed Church at Reed's Corners, but the effort failed, and he thereupon renewed connection with the Presbyterian Church of Hopewell.  His connection with Sunday School work began in 1817 and ended only with his last illness and death.  Of the temperance cause also he was an active supporter by precept and example from the commencement of the great reformation. He has gone to his reward, after a life blameless before God and man -- fallen before the reaper's sickle as wheat fully ripened for the harvest.

From Geneva Advertiser 15 July 1902

The well-known Castle street florist died at his home on the corner of Castle and Union streets last Tuesday evening aged about 67 years.  He was a sufferer from Bright's disease, and at the end had something like paralysis of the throat, being unable to swallow food or drink from Friday before.  He was under the old laws a constable for more than twenty-five years, and a good officer.  In trying to care for Nat. Lee once, during the latter's insanity, Smith received a pistol ball in his foot.  He is survived by his wife and one married daughter.  Burial Glenwood Cemetery.

From Ontario County Chronicle 18 September 1901

Oreb Montague Smith, a well-known resident of Canandaigua, died Sunday at the family residence in Howell street, aged 86 years. He had resided in Canandaigua continuously for about sixty-five years, forty years of which he spent in the grocery and produce business. During the last twenty years he had lived in retirement. Two years ago he suffered a stroke of apoplexy, from which he never recovered, and which, owing to his advanced age, caused his death. He was a lifelong member of the Methodist Episcopal church. He is survived by a son, Edward O. Smith, of Canandaigua.

From Geneva Daily Times 5 July 1895

Orren H. Smith,
aged 85 years, died at his home in Canandaigua last Friday morning.  Although advanced in years, Mr. Smith retained the possession of his faculties to the last according to the TIMES, and his erect form was a familiar figure on the streets up to within a week of his death.  Mr. Smith was born in Onondaga county in 1810, removed to Hopewell in 1834 and to Canandaigua in 1840, and was for 45 years engaged in grocery and other mercantile business there.  He served faithfully in official capacity for several years.  He identified himself with the Congregational church at 14 years of age, and his life has been that of a consistent Christian man.  In his death Canandaigua loses not only one of her oldest business men, but also one of her most respected citizens.  He is survived by one daughter, Miss H. Etta Smith, of Canandaigua and two sons, Leonard B. Smith of New York city, and A. Byron Smith, of Rochester.

From Geneva Courier 4 April 1860

An Irishman named Patrick Smith, employed in the Plaster Mill of William Rankin of Phelps, was killed Monday night, the 26th ult.  While adjusting a spout to the elevator, his overcoat caught in a cog wheel, and drew him into the machinery. When found, a few moments after, he was shockingly mangled and life was extinct.

From Victor Herald 21 September 1895

Peter Smith, an old resident of Farmington, died at his home near Woodworth's Corners Monday morning, aged 78 years. The funeral was held Wednesday.

From Ontario County Chronicle 20 February 1901

Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Peter Smith, an aged resident of this town, died at her home, three miles east of this village, yesterday. the immediate cause of her death of apoplexy. Deceased was over 80 years of age and one of the oldest ladies in town. Mrs. Smith is survived by three daughters, Mrs. O. D. Herendeen of Victor, Mrs. Crandall of Canandaigua and Mrs. White of Walworth and one son, John Smith.

From Ontario Repository & Messenger 21 February 1896

Farmington, Feb. 19 -
The sudden death of Mrs. Phebe Smith, Sunday morning, was sad news. For (sic) years or more she had lived with her daughter, Mrs. Amos C. Brown, and was in usual health. Only a few days ago she observed "how comfortably she was enjoying herself this winter." The cause of death was of apoplectic nature, though she was conscious and free from pain to the last. The deceased was a daughter of the late Jacob Smith and the widow of Stephen Smith. Two children survive her, Stephen J. and Mrs. Emma Brown. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the South Meeting House. Deceased was about 74 years of age and highly esteemed.

From Ontario County Journal 13 May 1892

Bristol, N. Y. - Philetus Smith,
another old resident, died suddenly of heart failure Saturday night, May 7, aged 81 years, his making the fifth death of elderly men of our town in three weeks. The funeral services were held at the house Monday morning, interment at Bristol, the Rev. Mr. Nye of Allen's Hill officiating clergyman.

From Victor Herald 6 July 1900

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
Wednesday morning, Mrs. Polly Smith, better known by a great many as "Aunt Polly," died from the infirmities of old age, at the age of 95 years. She has been a resident of the town the greater part of her life. For some years she conducted a hotel at Bristol. She leaves one son, Albert, a resident here. Funeral services were held at her late home, Friday morning, Rev. Buckner, of Bristol, conducting the services. Her remains were taken to Bristol for interment in the family lot.

From Victor Herald 2 March 1900

Five members of the family of Porter D. Smith,
Mr. Smith was positive that no warning of the train's approach reached his ears, and his son corroborated him. It would seem that the prevailing west wind Manchester, were soon upon the scene. Coroner Hollenbeck, of Canandaigua, who soon arrived, ordered that the bodies be taken to their home and was to hold an inquest at the Farmington town house Thursday. Mr. Smith was taken to the home of Mr. Tuttle, whence he had a well-known and highly respected citizen of Farmington, were killed while driving across the Lehigh Valley tracks at Tuttles' crossing near Farmington station, early Sunday morning. Their carriage was struck by the locomotive of train No. 8, known as the midnight express, eastbound from Buffalo, and of the seven occupants but two escaped instant death. The train which was due at the crossing at about 12:14, was a few minutes late and it is claimed was running at an unusually high speed. Mr. Smith and family had been visiting Saturday evening at the home of Joseph W. Tuttle. At about 11:30 o'clock, they started for home in a covered carriage. On the front seat facing the horses were the father, Porter D. Smith, and his son, Gardner; Albert, a younger son, sat on the front seat with his back to the horses, and the mother, and three daughters, Miranda, Glee, and Catherine, sat on the rear seat. Mr. Tuttle's home is about one-eighth of a mile from the crossing. When they reached the crossing, the father and son, Gardner, who survive, say that they stopped, listened, and looked both ways but neither saw nor heard any sign of an approaching train. Just as they reached the south track the swift rushing train crashed into the carriage. Five of the seven were instantly killed. They were Mrs. Smith, the son, Albert, and the daughters, Miranda, Glee and Catherine. Mr. Smith was seriously injured, three ribs being broken and internal injuries inflicted. The son, Gardner, escaped with but a few bruises. The train ran on nearly a half mile before it could be brought to a stop. It then backed to the scene of the accident and the trainmen and passengers assisted in the care of the injured. The bodies of Mrs. Smith and daughter, Miranda, were found on the pilot of the engine, and the others lay at various distances from the track, some of them one hundred feet away. The son, Gardner, soon recovered consciousness and called out for help, being answered only by his father. When the train returned, the bodies of the dead were carried to the station and Mr. Smith was assisted to that place. Physicians were summoned from Victor and Manchester and Drs. Mead and Jackson, of this village, and Dr. Cook, of Manchester, were soon upon the scene. Coroner Hollenback, of Canandaigua, who soon arrived, ordered that the bodies be taken to their home and was to hold an inquest at the Farmington town house Thursday. Mr. Smith was taken to the home of Mr. Tuttle, whence he had departed only a short time before in the best of spirits. Coroner Hollenback deemed Mr. Smith's condition so serious that he took his deposition, thinking it might be an ante-mortem statement. Mr. Smith was positive that no warning of the train's approach reached his ears, and his son corroborated him. It would seem that the prevailing west wind would certainly have carried the sound to them had the whistle been blown of the bell rung. They were, however, bundled up and in a curtained carriage, and, perhaps, could not have heard them.

From Ontario County Journal 16 April 1909

Bristol, N. Y. -
On Wednesday morning, after an illness of two months, Quincy A. Smith, passed away at the age of 66 years. His whole life had been spent in the town of Bristol. He was a lifelong Democrat and an extensive hop grower. He married Miss Florence Rood, who, with a daughter, Mrs. Charles Travis, of Bristol Center, survives him. The funeral will be held from his late residence this afternoon at 2 o'clock, burial in Evergreen cemetery. Rev. I. C. Smith will officiate. Mr. Smith was a kind husband and father and the family have the sympathy of the community in this hour of trial.

From Ontario County Journal 23 April 1909

Bristol Center, N. Y. -
The funeral of Quincy A. Smith was largely attended at his late home on Friday. From out-of-town were Mr. and Mrs. Derrick McCreedy, Mrs. Jennie Clarke of Centerfield; Mrs. Jessie Velie of Watkins; Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Sisson, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Moran of Canandaigua. The floral offerings were beautiful and profuse. The services conducted by Rev. I. C. Smith, assisted by Rev. Charles H. Hamblin. The deceased was the youngest son of Rev. Benjamin B. Smith, who was a former pastor of the Bristol Congregational church. His mother was Maria Vincent, daughter of Dr. Youngs Vincent, one of the Bristol pioneers from Connecticut, who settled in the place about the year 1800, on the farm now owned by Mrs. Amelia Smith. 

From Ontario County Journal 20 September 1895

Cheshire, N. Y. - Mrs. Rachel Smith
died last week Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Ward, aged 82 years. She has been failing in health for some time. The funeral occurred Saturday at the house. Rev. W. H. Ward officiated. The interment took place in the cemetery at Cheshire.

From Ontario County Journal 16 March 1900

Richard Smith
died at his home on Gorham street on Monday night, after an illness of several weeks, aged 79 years. A short time ago, Mr. and Mrs. Smith left their farm home in Hopewell, and purchased the present residence on Gorham street. Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters, Misses Anna and Margaret Smith, and one son, William Smith. The funeral was held from St. Mary's church on Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock.

From Geneva Gazette 9 December 1886

Sudden Death of Another Old and Respected Citizen - On Sunday morning last at about half past nine our people were startled by the report the Mr. Robert Smith had died suddenly of heart disease.  The report proved only too true.  Mr. Smith it appears arose at about nine and was apparently as well in health as he had been for some time.  He was sitting in a chair by the stove and had stooped over to fasten his shoes.  His daughter, Mrs. Dempsey, was temporarily absent, and when she returned after about two or three minutes, she noticed that her father had not changed his position.  Speaking to him she received no answer; becoming alarmed she stepped up to him and raised him up.  He was gasping for breath and unable to speak.  She being now thoroughly alarmed laid his head back in his chair and ran across the way and alarmed  Mr. John Miller, a brother-in-law; when they returned to the room, Mr. Smith was still sitting in the chair as his daughter had left him.  The two then carried him to his bed and he spoke and asked for water. He also said, "Oh, don't touch me, you hurt me so."  These were the last words he spoke.  Dr. Weyburn was summoned at once, but when he arrived a few moments later the sufferer was beyond his aid and death ensued a few minutes after the physician saw him.  He at once pronounced it a case of rheumatism of the heart.

Mr. Smith was born in Suffolk Co. England on the 25th day of May, 1805.  He emigrated to this country in 1832, landing at Onondaga Hill, Onondaga Co., in June of that year.  There he lived five years following the occupation of farming.  There he buried two sons.  From Onondaga Co. he came to Geneva in the spring of 1837, and took up the occupation of cartman.  He was a man of very generous impulses and made many friends.  His hospitality was proverbial among his friends, and no man, woman or child ever came to his door hungry without being fed, and many of his fellow countrymen have sat at his board for long periods and he was never the one to say "go," and yet he received no remuneration.  The writer of this was when a young man just starting in life a recipient of his generous, kindly heart.  Having finished his trade and wishing to engage in business, but not having the means, Mr. Smith came promptly forward and loaned the boy all the money he had, and it was a goodly sum for him.  He would neither take any security for his money nor allow any interest to be paid on it, simply trusting to the young man to pay when he became able.  Such was the man at heart who was followed on Wednesday afternoon last to his final resting place in beautiful Glenwood by a large concourse of relatives and sympathizing friends.  Mr. Smith was a rough man in many of his ways and had his faults, and who has not ? but he was a warm and generous friend, a kind husband and father, a good citizen, and passed away having the respect of almost the entire community.  He leaves behind five daughters, all married; seven grand children and four great-grand children.  The funeral services were held at the Universalist church, the Rev. Mr. Perkins, of Clifton Springs, officiating.

From Ontario County Chronicle 30 January 1901

Robert Smith, a well-known farmer residing on the Cheshire road died at his home on Sunday, aged about 71 years. His funeral was held from his late residence yesterday, and was attended by the members of Canandaigua Lodge F. and A. M., of which the deceased was a member.

From Ontario County Journal 1 February 1901

The death of Robert Smith occurred at his home, a short distance southwest of this village, on Sunday morning, after a brief illness from a brain disease following the grip. The deceased was 71 years of age and leaves five sons, Emory Smith, of Livonia, and H. H., Frank, Charles and William, of this town; and three daughters, Misses Dora, Bessie and Elizabeth Smith, who reside at the family home. Deceased was a widely known and respected citizen. He possessed a genial disposition, which found him many friends. His generous and kind deeds will cause his name to be long remembered. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity and that organization conducted the funeral services on Tuesday afternoon. The body was placed in the vault at Woodlawn.

From Ontario County Journal 5 May 1899

The death of Mrs. Robert Smith occurred at her home, two miles south of this village, last Friday morning. The deceased was aged 61 years. She leaves, besides her husband, five sons and three daughters. Mrs. Smith was a kind and devoted mother, and highly esteemed by all who knew her. The funeral was attended last Sunday afternoon by a large circle of friends. The burial was in Woodlawn cemetery.

From Canandaigua Daily Messenger 19 November 1937

Mrs. Rose Ann Smith,
89, of Clark Street, died late yesterday afternoon in Memorial hospital, where she was admitted last Friday. Mrs. Smith sustained a fractured hip in a fall at the home of her niece, Mrs. Mary Ketchum, of Cheshire, whom she was visiting. Mrs. Smith was born in Ireland December 28, 1847, daughter of John and Mary McNeilly McDade, and came to this country when six years of age. She leaves one son, John Leo Smith, and two grandchildren, Donald and Rose Mary Smith, all of Rochester; also several nieces and nephews. The funeral will take place Saturday at 9 o'clock from the home of her niece, Mrs. Edward Hogan, and at 9:30 from St. Mary's church. Interment will be Calvary Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 12 November 1897

Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Russell Smith,
who had resided in this town nearly all his life of 83 years, died at the home of his son, Marshall, on Friday, Nov. 5, after a short illness. He also was the victim of a paralytic stroke from which he never rallied. He was always known as a frank, honorable man, whose influence in the neighborhood was always good. Two sons and two daughters survive him, his wife having died about 35 years ago. In looking over this town a good many acres of good land can be seen from which Mr. Smith had removed the primeval forest.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 11 January 1928

Baptist Hill, N. Y., Jan. 10 - Salatiel Smith,
72, a lifelong resident of Bristol, died at the home of his son, John Smith, Sunday. He leaves one son, John Smith; two daughters, Mrs. James McClurg of this place, and Mrs. Fred Straub of Victor; also a stepson, Frank McNair of Baptist Hill. Funeral from the home of John Smith Wednesday at 2 o'clock, Rev. George H. Campbell of the Universalist church, officiating. Burial in Evergreen cemetery.

From Shortsville Enterprise 2 July 1914

Farmington, N. Y. -
The funeral of Samuel Mott Smith, who died on June 18, was held from his late home the following Sunday. Rev. White, pastor of the South Perinton church, officiated. Mr. Smith was born in Macedon, Nov. 21, 1832, and was married Sept. 18, 1868 to Miss Elizabeth Beal. He is survived by his wife, two sons, five daughters, three brothers and one sister.

From Ontario County Journal 15 August 1884

Mrs. Sarah Smith,
wife of Moses O. Smith, of Farmington, died on Friday night after a painful illness, aged about forty-five years. She had a large circle of friends in this vicinity, who sympathize deeply with the bereaved husband and family.

From Ontario County Journal 10 June 1910

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
The funeral of Mrs. Sarah Smith, who died at the home of her son, Alonzo Smith, on June 2, was held from his home on Saturday afternoon, with burial at Livonia. Mrs. Smith was of remarkable physical ability and lived 88 years without any illness. She was out doors on Monday and on entering the house, complained of feeling weak and gradually sank until the end came. She leaves, besides her sons, James and Alonzo, with whom she lived, two brothers, James Allen of Michigan; and George Allen of Canandaigua. A brother, Clark Allen of Lima, who was 86 years of age, died about two weeks ago. She also leaves seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

From Ontario County Journal 3 January 1902

Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Smith,
wife of Llewellyn L. Smith, passed away without a moment's warning, at her home on Gibson street, Monday forenoon. At the time she was stricken down, she was dusting the hall furniture and had been talking with her daughter concerning preparations for the dinner. Her daughter had left her but a moment before, and had just reached the dining room, when she heard an agonizing cry from her mother; she hurried to her and reached her as she sank to the floor, only to find that she had ceased breathing. Dr. F. P. Warner was summoned, and an examination showed that death had been caused by the bursting of a blood vessel in the heart. All through the village the shocking news was received with profound sorrow. Mrs. Smith had resided here since 1865, and by her wide and sympathetic interests with all classes of people, had won hosts of friends. Her cordial hospitality made her home the gathering place of relatives and friends, and she was never happier than when they were with her. She had been a member of the Baptist church for many years, and had taken an active part in all its organizations. Mrs. Smith was born in Jackson, Mich., Feb. 24, 1838. She became the wife of Elam C. Beeman in 1864, and at the close of the war, came here to reside. Mr. Beeman died in 1883, and in 1894, she married Llewellyn L. Smith, who, with one daughter, Mrs. L. L. Smith, Jr., and one son, Henry A. Beeman, survive. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. L. C. Hall, Washington street, and Mrs. Josephine Hough of Jackson, Mich.; and one brother, Col. A. S. Bacon of Brooklyn. The funeral was held from her late home on New Year's afternoon at 3 o'clock. Her pastor, Rev. William N. Thomas, officiated, and was assisted by Rev. F. P. Litchenberg, pastor of the Jefferson avenue Church of Christ of Buffalo, and Rev. Dr. J. Wallace Webb. A quartette, composed of Mrs. Robert F. Thompson, Miss Lizzie Neu, Frank B. Spencer and Robert F. Thompson, sang. The interment was made in Woodlawn.

From Fairport Herald Mail 26 January 1933

Farmington, 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 Elizabeth 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 that place.

From Ontario County Journal 19 April 1901

The death of Mrs. Sarah Jane La Tour Smith, wife of Oreb M. Smith, occurred at her home on Howell street, at an early hour on Monday morning. Mrs. Smith had been an invalid for two years, but the immediate cause of death was apoplexy, with which she was stricken on the night of April 9. The deceased was 75 years of age, and came to Canandaigua as a bride 56 years ago. Besides her husband and son, Edward O. Smith, of this village, the surviving members of her family are two sisters and two brothers, all of whom are older than Mrs. Smith. A granddaughter, Miss Mary Smith, a daughter of George L. Smith, who was killed in a railroad accident at Harrisburg, Pa, on June 24 1892, also survives. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Presbyterian church of this village. The funeral was held from the Smith home on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. J. Q. Adams officiating.

From Shortsville Enterprise 23 August 1912

Silas W. Smith,
who resided three miles north of this village, was found dead in his bed on Monday morning about 9 o'clock. Smith and another old man, John O'Peir, lived together and when the latter went to Smith's bedroom to call him for breakfast that morning he was greatly grieved to learn that the angel of death had summoned him first. Smith and O'Peir sat conversing until about 11 o'clock Sunday night when the former decided to go to bed. He appeared in his usual health, Coroner Eiseline of this village who was summoned, attributed his demise to heart disease, a malady from which he had been suffering for over a year.

Silas W. Smith was born in the township of Manchester  on Dec. 9, 1845, and had always made his home in this section. He was a well-known veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted at an early age in the 64th Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry. He served throughout the four years of strife and was honorably discharged at the close. He was thrice married, his first helpmeet being Miss Catherine Cornelius, who died 28 years ago; the second wife was Miss Rosetto Dillon and the last one Miss Julia Trask. The survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Peter Johnson of Manchester; one son, Edward Smith, of Hudson, Mich.; and one half-brother, William J. B. Smith, of Jasper, Mich. The funeral obsequies were held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Johnson, at Manchester on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock and the burial followed in Brookside Cemetery in the Parlor Village.

From Ontario County Journal 11 June 1886

Naples, N. Y. - Simon Smith,
a prominent farmer and business man of this village, died on Saturday last. He was about 67 years of age and had always been one of the most active men in town. He came here poor some thirty years ago and had accumulated a fine property. He was as universally known in the county round about as any man here, which was attested by the large number of people from neighboring towns that attended his funeral. He was buried from the Methodist church of which he had long been a member. His five stalwart sons and one son-in-law bore him to his last home. Of thirteen children eight remain, all married. The absence from our midst of such men as he will be strikingly noticeable and his peculiar place will be hard to fill.

From Geneva Daily Times 30 April 1904

Mrs. Sophia Smith,
of No. 664 Exchange street, who was rescued from drowning a week ago today, died last night at 12 o'clock at the City hospital, aged sixty-five years. After being rescued from her perilous condition she was removed to her home. Pneumonia developed, and she was removed to the City hospital Tuesday, where it was found that both lungs were congested. Death resulted this morning. The body was removed to DeVaney and Fletcher's undertaking rooms.
At the time of her accident she was engaged in gathering coal and wood along the Fall Brook tracks and in reaching for a large piece of coal along the water's edge, she lost her balance and fell into the water. She was rescued by Frank Burchim, an employe of the Geneva Furniture Manufacturing company. The deceased is survived by only one daughter, Mrs. Louis Spaid of Auburn. The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock Monday morning from the undertaking rooms. Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.

From Phelps Citizen 16 April 1928

Stephen A. Smith
entered into rest at his family home southeast of Phelps on the Pre-Emption road Friday morning. Besides his wife and one son, G. Lester Smith, he leaves one sister, Mrs. Mark Sheppard of Breesport; one brother, Elmer E. Smith; and an aunt, Mrs. Sarah Millis, both of Geneva. He was a member of Geneva Ark Lodge, NO. 83, F. & A. M., Geneva Chapter and Geneva Commandery. Funeral services were held from his family home Monday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. Alex. Thompson of Geneva officiating and services in charge of the Geneva Commandery at the grave. Interment was made in Rest Haven, Phelps.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 28 April 1929

Shortsville, N. Y., April 27 - Stephen J. Smith
died at his home on Main Street in this village. He was born in Farmington on Dec. 22, 1842 and had resided in this village for the last 20 years. He leaves one daughter, Patty Smith of Shortsville; and one son, LeRoy M. Smith of Chicago. Funeral at South Farmington Chapel at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Burial in South Farmington Cemetery.

From "The National Nurseryman, Vol. 23, Rochester, N.Y., July, 1915."


Mrs. Susan Smith
, Geneva, New York, died April 25, at the ripe age of 98 years.

Mrs. Smith was the wife of the late Thomas Smith, one of the original proprietors of the Geneva Nursery, W. & T. Smith, before it was incorporated under its present title. [page 256]

Thanks to Martha Magill for this contribution.

From Geneva Gazette 20 July 1894

Mrs. Theodore J. Smith
died at her home in Geneva last Wednesday morning. She leaves two children, the youngest only about six months old, since whose birth the mother has been an invalid. She was a daughter of the late Sidney A. Schieffelin, enjoyed a very extensive acquaintance and a friendship co-extensive therewith; all will extend to the sadly bereaved husband and other relatives most profound sympathy.

From Geneva Daily Times 2 December 1895

Thomas Smith,
the well-known nurseryman, member of the firm of W. and T. Smith, died at 12 o'clock today, surrounded by the members of his family, at the age of 75 yrs. and 9 mos. He had been in feeble health for some time and his death was expected. He was born in England, and came to America when a young man, settling in Geneva where he was joined by his brothers and established a large nursery business. He was a brother of Wm. Smith, with whom he was associated in business, and of the late Edward Smith, and has always been highly esteemed as a business man and citizen.

From Ontario County Journal 13 December 1912

Thomas Smith,
aged 80 years, a resident of Bristol street, expired suddenly on Wednesday afternoon while walking on Coach street near the Webster house. He was seen to stagger and fall and assistance was quickly at his side. Officers Fisk and Cougevan carried the prostrate form into the hotel nearby. Dr. J. H. Jewett arrived soon afterward and found that Mr. Smith was dead. He had expired instantly. Mr. Smith had been in feeble health for some months, but was able to be about. Deceased formerly conducted a shoe business here and for years previously was a commercial traveler. Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ella Smith, four daughters, Mrs. Mary McDowell of New York City, Mrs. Maude Long and Mrs. Elizabeth Sweeney, both of Buffalo, and Miss Julia Smith of Rochester; and by two sons, Lawrence V. of this village, and William of New York. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 tomorrow morning at St. Mary's church, with interment in Calvary cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 26 October 1917

Timothy Smith
, who resided with his daughter, Mrs. J. E. Cooley, of 41 Mason street, died this morning at 3 o'clock at the Geneva City Hospital. Mr. Smith suffered a stroke of paralysis on Saturday night last at 7 o'clock which resulted in his death. He was a member of the G. A. R., was a Civil War veteran, having been with the 115th New York Engineers. He leaves five children: Charles W. Smith of Rochester, Mrs. F. D. Brass of Rochester; Frank Smith of Kendaia, Mrs. C. H. Whitney of Kendaia and Mrs. J. E. Cooley of Geneva; 18 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon from the house, 41 Mason street, and at 3 o'clock at the Baptist church of Kendaia, with Rev. Mr. Roszell officiating. Interment will be in the Kendaia Cemetery.

If you have an interest in this family, please contact Darwina.

From Ontario County Journal 6 September 1912

After a long and enfeebling illness, death came to Virgil Smith, at Canandaigua hospital on Saturday, aged 74 years. Rev. G. L. Morrill officiated at the funeral services on Tuesday afternoon and interment was in West avenue cemetery. Mr. Smith was a member of Canandaigua Lodge, I. O. O. F., No. 236, for over 30 years, and many members of that organization attended and officiated. Before his removal to this village about two years ago, Mr. Smith was a resident of Reeds Corners and for many years was prominently connected with the management of the Gorham Agricultural Society. Besides his wife, Mr. Smith is survived by one son, A. M. Smith of Ilion; a daughter, Mrs. William J. Brown; and three grandchildren, Miss Maud Frankish and Lawrence Frankish, of this place, and Leon Frankish of Ilion.

From Geneva Daily Times 4 January 1909

W. Harrison Smith
of 77 N. Genesee street died at the City Hospital this afternoon. Death was due to injuries received at the plant of the Geneva Wagon Works on Monday, December 28th. Mr. Smith at that time received burns which resulted in his death today. He was engaged in attempting to clean out a shaving conveyor which had in some manner become clogged. While endeavoring to move the shavings, flames burst from the vent through which he was working and enveloped him about the head and shoulders. His clothing was burned from the upper portion of his body and the flesh badly burned before fellow workmen succeeded in extinguishing the flames. Mr. Smith was immediately taken to the City Hospital and attended by Drs. Grove and Knickerbocker. Since that time he has been in great pain, and for the past few days has been unconscious the greater part of the time. He died about 1:30 o'clock this afternoon. The deceased was an employee of the Geneva Wagon Works for a number of years. The survivors are his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Lena Urquhart, and one son, Frank Smith. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 30 December 1904

Phelps, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. W. W. Smith occurred yesterday morning at her home near West Junius. She was fifty-three years of age and leaves besides her husband, three sisters. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the house, Rev. E. L. Waldorf officiating. The remains will be buried in Pinewood cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 15 March 1889

Shortly after one o'clock last Friday afternoon, Will L. Smith, a widely known young man of this village, took a dose of crystal strychnine in E. W. Simmons' drug store and died from the effects one hour later. Mr. Smith went into the store about one o'clock, Mr. Simmons was at dinner, and while his clerk, Hiram Levalley, was waiting upon a customer, he saw Smith go behind the counter and reach for something on the shelves. When questioned regarding it, Smith denied having taken anything from the shelf, but not being satisfied, Levalley asked him to have a cigar, hoping he would then show his hand and reveal whatever it contained. Smith took a cigar but kept his left hand tightly closed. Levalley's suspicion that he had taken something from the shelves was strengthened by this action, and he persisted in demanding of Smith what he had in his hand. The latter finally opened his hand and showed a small quantity of crystal strychnine, which Levalley brushed to the floor instantly. He didn't succeed in removing it all, however, as subsequent events proved. After taking a drink of water, Smith complained of feeling tired and retiring to the private office in the rear of the store, reclined to the couch. Five minutes later he called Levalley to him and told him he had taken some of the deadly drug. Levalley sent for medical assistance at once and with the help of some young men from an adjoining store, proceeded to administer antidotes. The deadly poison had accomplished its work, and although the young man evinced regret for his action and a desire to live, the efforts of his friends and medical attendants were unavailing. He died in about an hour from the time he took the drug.

There is no doubt but that mental depression caused by a train of unfortunate circumstances, extending over a period of nearly a year, was the cause of the rash deed. The deceased, as a member of the firm of Smith Bros. & Co., had built up a reputation as a man of rare business capacity. A prediction for racing sports had unfortunately involved him in financial straits, and several months since he was obliged to retire from the firm. His mind was undoubtedly unbalanced by the troubles which he went through. Several weeks since he was thrown from a buggy on the road between Canandaigua and Palmyra, and striking his head, received injuries which at first was feared were fatal. He recovered his bodily strength and went back to employment in the mill. There he met with another accident in which he received a blow on the head with a barrel. This aggravated his mental difficulties and no doubt contributed largely to the state which ended in Friday's sad tragedy.

The deceased was 32 years of age. He was a member of the masonic fraternity and an honorary member of the Merrill Hose, as well as an officer in various trotting associations. A wife and son survive him.

From Ontario County Journal 11 May 1894

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
On Tuesday evening about 5 o'clock Willard N. Smith died very suddenly at the Sanitarium. He had been at the institution for some time past, and was thought to be getting along nicely. He was about 60 years of age, and leaves a wife and three children: Mrs. H. S. Bundy of this place, Murray Smith of Detroit, Mich., and Barnard Smith of Chicago. He had resided here for a number of years and was highly respected. Mr. Smith, at the time of his death, was in the employ of McKessen & Robbins of New York, as traveling salesman. The funeral services will be held from St. John's Episcopal church Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

From Ontario County Journal 27 April 1888

Orleans, N. Y. -
The funeral of Wm. Smith was attended on Sunday last at the residence of Jesse Thatcher, whose employ Mr. Smith was in. His remains were interred in the Orleans cemetery.

From Ontario County Times 17 June 1874

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
Last evening Mr. William Smith died in the sixty-ninth year of his age. Mr. Smith came to this place with his father when a child and has lived here ever since. He has been for many years a highly esteemed citizen and beloved member of the church of Christ. About two years ago he received a shock of paralysis, and since that time has been nearly helpless, quite so during the last few months, so that death is but a release from this bondage to the flesh.

From Geneva Daily Times 27 December 1904

Canandaigua, N. Y. - William Smith,
the young Hopewell farmer, who contracted "wool sorter's disease" some time ago by scratching his wrist while killing hogs, and who has been receiving treatment at the Canandaigua Hospital of Physicians and Surgeons, for a few days, died yesterday in spite of every effort being made by the physicians to save his life. Dr. Donovan, of this village, who had charge of the case, was hopeful of saving his patient, and at one time thought seriously of amputating the young man's arm in hope of checking the spread of the deadly germs throughout the system. However, it was found that amputation would only be an added torture, as the disease had gained such a hold on the whole system that only death could be the result. It is stated that the hogs butchered by Smith will be destroyed in order to eradicate the dreadful disease if possible, although as a rule it affects animals alone and not persons.

From Geneva Daily Times 2 March 1909

William Smith,
aged 82 years, died yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of Charles Marvin of Wadsworth street. He is survived by one son, George N. Smith of Utica, and one granddaughter, Jessie Weadon of Chester, S. C. The funeral will take place from the residence of Mr. Marvin Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. D. H. Craver will officiate and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 19 June 1896

Phelps, N. Y. - Wm. A. Smith,
one of the most prominent and well-known citizens of this place, died last Sunday evening, aged 87 years. The deceased had been in feeble health for a long time caused from stomach trouble and had made a strong fight for life and had survived longer that it was thought he possibly could. He had received the best of care and attention at the hands of Dr. and Mrs. W. A. White, his grandchildren, with whom he lived for the past few years. The deceased had been identified with the best interests of the place for years. He was for years a consistent member of the Presbyterian church and gave liberally to its support. The deceased is survived by one son, Lewis, of New York city. His wife and daughter, Mrs. Delia Frazer, preceded him several years since. The funeral services were held from the residence on Ontario street yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Rev. Dr. Webb, officiating. The interment was made in the family plot in the Phelps cemetery.

From Geneva Advertiser 11 July 1893

Another Old Citizen -
The venerable William H. Smith, for many years a bookseller and stationer here, died last Saturday afternoon at about 5 o'clock, quite suddenly.  For two or three days he had been complaining of pain in the chest, which leads to the opinion that he died of disease of the heart.  He was born in New Milford, Conn., April 8, 1817, and consequently was aged 76 years and three months.  He came to Geneva in April, 1836, and was in business from that time until he sold out to Seibel & Mulcahy about two years ago, a period of about 55 years.  He was an honest old man, consistent in every way, a member of the First Presbyterian Church.  His aged widow survives him.  The funeral occurs this afternoon at 3 o'clock from his old home on High street.

From Geneva Advertiser 11 March 1902

On Monday, Feb. 24th, all that was mortal of Mrs. William H. Smith was laid to rest.  Her spirit passed on to the better world Friday, Feb. 21st, at 12:30 o'clock, as easily and quietly as a bird flits from one tree to another.  She was looking out of the window when suddenly a great light came into her eyes, and in an instant the breathing ceased.

Nancy Ramsey was born in Canandaigua Nov. 10th, 1820, but the greater part of her life was passed in Geneva.  A long and happy married life she lived with the husband of her youth, William H. Smith, a prominent business man of this place. They were both active members of the 1st Presbyterian church, he being for many years one of its elders.  Her sunny disposition, keen sense of humor, and her intense interest in everything relating to the progress of not only her own town but of the world at large made her both an agreeable and helpful companion, and drew to her a large circle of friends.  A firm, steady and ever-increasing Christian faith was one of her strongest characteristics, and in the later years of her life, by the time adversities reached her and crowded upon her, this faith in the ever present love of her Heavenly Father had become so like that of a little child in its mother's ,arms that she was able still to go on to the end, with the same cheerful face and demeanor, the loving heart for her friends, the same desire to help others. The last months of her life were spent in peace and happiness in a sunny room at the "Church Home."  A beautiful funeral service was held there, conducted by Dr. Weller, and with exceedingly appropriate remarks by Dr. Moore, who was for many years her near neighbor and warm friend. 

From Canandaigua Chronicle 15 February 1905

Ex-County Judge William H. Smith died at his home in Gibson street Tuesday night, at the age of 76 years. Judge Smith had been in his usual health Sunday morning, when he suffered a stroke of apoplexy and paralysis, and was found by his daughter in an unconscious condition. Dr. J. H. Jewett was hastily summoned and in a short time Judge Smith revived and was able to converse and move about, but soon began to sink again and lapsed into an unconscious condition. A severe attack of pneumonia added to the other complications and he failed rapidly until 10:30 Tuesday night when his death occurred. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Frank Stark of Tomahawk, Wisconsin, and Miss Harriet M. Smith, who resided with him.

Judge Smith was a well-known and respected resident of this village having served two terms as county judge and being otherwise prominently identified with village affairs. He was first elected county judge in 1868 and served a term of four years from Jan. 1, 1869. He was again elected in the fall of 1878 and served for a term of six years. He was a man of many good qualities and of a pleasant and benevolent appearance and was a familiar figure which will be greatly missed from the streets of Canandaigua.

From Ontario County Journal 5 October 1888

On Monday morning last, William M. Smith, senior partner of the well-known firm of Wm. M. Smith & Co., bakers, died at his residence on Gorham street, of paralysis of the heart. Mr. Smith was born in England, but came to this country when a mere boy and settled in Palmyra, Wayne county. At the outbreak of the rebellion, he joined the 33d regiment N. Y. Volunteers and served in the army until the close of the war. He afterward engaged in the business of baker and confectioner in Palmyra, and since his removal to Canandaigua about thirteen years ago, has followed the same business here. He was a member of Canandaigua lodge No. 294 F. & A. M., and was buried on Wednesday afternoon with masonic honors by that lodge, Bro. George McGown of Palmyra acting as W. M., and Zenobia Commandry K. T. of Palmyra, of which he was also a member, acting as escort. The deceased was in the 49th year of his age and he leaves a widow, three sons and one daughter.

From Ontario County Times 27 April 1864

Died on Tuesday, 19th April, at the camp of the 38th regiment of United States Colored Troops, near Portsmouth, Va., William P. Smith, youngest son of the late Thomas Smith of Phelps, Adjutant of the regiment, late a Corporal in Co. C., 148th N. Y. S. V., and at the time of his enlistment, a member of the junior class in Hobart College, aged 20 years and 3 months.

From Ontario County Journal 20 May 1881

The death of Mrs. Winfield S. Smith, which occurred on Tuesday night, was a sad and unexpected event. Mrs. S. had been ill only a short time, but her illness suddenly took an unfavorable turn, and she passed away in spite of all efforts to battle against the disease. She leaves many sorrowing friends, and her husband, thus suddenly bereft of a loving wife, has the sympathy of all.

From Ontario County Journal 28 November 1884

The people of this village were greatly shocked by the announcement of the sudden death of Winfield S. Smith last Saturday morning. He had been confined to his bed only since the previous Wednesday, when he had a severe attack of colic caused by indigestion, and his trouble was complicated on Thursday by an affection of the brain, terminating fatally Saturday morning. He was well known and generally respected through Canandaigua and round about. He was at one time a conductor on the N. C. R. R., but more recently in the book trade and manager of the telephone exchange in this village. His age was 32 years. His mother, Mrs. Lindley Smith, and a brother, Mr. Mack S. Smith, survive him. The funeral services were held from the residence of his uncle, Dr. J. T. Smith, at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.

From Ontario County Journal 25 October 1895

Youngs W. Smith,
one of the best known farmers and hop growers in Ontario county, died at his home near Vincent, town of Bristol, Tuesday morning. He had been in failing health for some time, and for the past week his death had been daily expected. The deceased was born in the town of Hopewell, March 20, 1839. He was the son of Dr. Ebenezer Smith, and his ancestral strain is traceable back into the 17th century. He was reared on the farm and attended the East Bloomfield academy, completing his education at the Iron City Commercial college, Pittsburg, Pa. He engaged in farming in the fertile Bristol valley, and in 1867 branched out into hop growing. The industry was a new one in that region at that time, but a yard of five acres yielded so encouragingly that Mr. Smith increased the acreage until he became the second largest grower in the state. A few years ago 115 acres of his 400-acre farm were devoted to hop growing. Mr. Smith was also an extensive dealer in hops, and was a member of the firm of Youngs W. Smith & Co., Pearl street, New York.

Mr. Smith had been a staunch Democrat until 1892, when he identified himself with the People's party. He represented his town in the board of supervisors in 1888, and in the same year was nominated by the Democratic party for member of assembly, but was defeated by the Republican candidate. The deceased was a member of Canandaigua lodge, F. & A. M., and also of the Farmer's Alliance. He is survived by a widow, Amelia Lee, whom he married in 1867, and by a son, Lee B. Smith. Mrs. C. O. Taylor, a sister, and Quincey A. Smith, of Bristol, a brother, also survive. In the death of Mr. Smith the town of Bristol loses one of the most progressive business men, and one of its best citizens. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at two o'clock.

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