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From Ontario Messenger 22 February 1860
KILLED BY THE CARS - Mr. Joseph Stead, an old resident of
Chapinville was killed last Wednesday afternoon, on the railroad track
about half a mile east of this village. He was going homeward, and
walking on the track of the Canandaigua and Elmira railroad, which for
some distance runs side by side with the track of the Central road. A
train came along on the former road, and he stepped off on the Central
track to let it pass. The engine was blowing off steam at the moment,
and he was so enveloped in the vapor to such an extent, that
he could neither see himself nor be seen by others. Unfortunately, a
train on the Central road came along, while he was thus concealed, and
he was struck and killed instantly.
From Geneva Daily Times
15 March 1902
William H. Stead died at the family residence, 398 Main street,
this forenoon, aged
72 years. The deceased had been ill since last fall. The
cause of death was Bright's disease. Mr. Stead
was born in York, England. He came to Geneva 16 years ago.
He was a regular attendant at St. Peter's church. He is
survived by three sons, Earnest Stead, of Syracuse; William
H. Stead, Jr., of Binghamton, and Harold Stead of this city. The
funeral will take place from the house at 10:30 o'clock Monday
afternoon. Rev. Dr. J. B. Hubbs will officiate. Interment
will be in Glenwood cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 February 1918
Edward Steadman of
the Castle Road died at his home yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock.
Besides his wife, he leaves five sons and four daughters, Martin, John
and Michael, of Geneva, Edward and Thomas of California; Mrs. J. Reilly,
Mrs. William Davie and Miss Anna Steadman of Geneva, and Mrs. F. Reed
of Canandaigua; one brother in Ireland, John Steadman. Funeral services
will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at the house and at 9:45 at
St. Stephen's Church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 22 September 1899
Phelps, N. Y. - A very sudden death occurred in town a little past
midnight on Tuesday. Mrs. Mary Steadman, widow of the late
Renssalaer Steadman, who lived north of the village, expired at 12:30
of heart trouble. She was in her usual health up to the time of her
death and had been visiting the day previous. One daughter, Miss Ida,
survives. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2
From Ontario County Journal 19 August 1887
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - Mr. Addison Stearns, who has been
confined to his room from the effect of a paralytic stroke last
died on Monday last. The funeral services were conducted in the
Congregational church on Wednesday following at 2 o'clock p.m.
From Ontario County Journal 26 May 1916
Rushville, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Emma A. Stearns occurred
at her home on Monday morning from an attack of apoplexy, suffered a
few hours earlier. She was 79 years of age, a daughter of Hiram and
Ella White Harkness, descendants of pioneer settlers of this village.
Her birthplace was the farm now owned by Heber Roat, as it was the
birthplace of her mother before her. When a young woman, she was united
in marriage to Elbridge G. Stearns, and a few months later they
purchased the farm now owned and occupied by her son-in-law, E. L.
Moody. Here they made their home, and after Mr. Stearns death in 1882,
his wife continued her home there. A few years ago, she and her only
sister, Miss Sarah Harkness, moved to this village, where they resided
cozily and happily near their church home. She is survived by her
daughter, Mrs. Alice Moody; one sister, Miss Sarah Harkness; and one
brother, Daniel Harkness, all of Rushville. The funeral services were
held from the home on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. L. M. Westrate, pastor
of the Congregational church, of which she was a member, officiating.
Burial was in Rushville cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 22 September 1893
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Martha Stearns died on Monday, Sept. 18th,
in her 63d year. She had been a great sufferer for a long time. The
funeral was held from the residence Wednesday afternoon. Two daughters,
Mrs. E. A. Foster and Mrs. Charles Mather, survive her, and a brother,
Washington Twitchell of Massachusetts.
From Geneva Gazette 14 October 1881
Ezra Stebbins, father of Dr. J. H.
Stebbins, died in this village last Saturday evening at the
residence of the latter. His remains were taken to Waterloo
From Geneva Gazette 2 July 1880
Mrs. Frances M. Stebbins, wife of Dr. J. H. Stebbins, whose death
last Wednesday is announced in our obituary column, was the youngest
daughter of the late Judge Sutherland. While her death relieved her
from a long and painful illness, it brought sorrow to an unusually
large family connection and a wide circle of friends who deeply
her bereaved husband in his great affliction. Four sisters -- Mrs.
John N. Whiting of Orange, N. J., Mrs. Wm. E. Sill and and the Misses
Sutherland of Geneva, and a brother, John L. Sutherland, Esq., of New
York, are the immediate surviving relatives of Mrs. Stebbins. The
funeral will take place from the residence of Dr. Stebbins on Main st.,
tomorrow afternoon at four o'clock.
From Ontario County Journal 28 January
Rushville, N. Y. - Sunday afternoon, Jan. 16, Mr. James
Stebbins of this place complained of severe pains in his head;
during the night he became unconscious, continuing in that condition
until his death, which occurred Thursday morning, Jan. 20, 1881. The
disease was apoplexy. His age was 55 years. The funeral services were
held in the M. E. church Sunday morning, the
23d, both churches uniting with friend and acquaintances from this
place to show the last tokens of respect and regard for the departed.
He was born in the town of Potter in 1826, where his boyhood was
passed. In 1854 he moved into the town of Middlesex where he spent the
greater portion of his manhood, serving his town as supervisor and in
many other ways. About seven years ago he removed to Rushville, and at
time of his death was engaged in the hardware business with his son,
Stebbins. In business he was a man of sound judgment, active and
energetic, and of the strictest honor and integrity, which with the
kind and genial qualities of his nature, made him respected and
esteemed by all. His
loss will be sadly felt by the men of Potter and Middlesex, and most
keenly by the wife, with whom he lived for 38 years, his two sons and a
daughter. His aged mother survives him, he being the first to fall from
her family of ten children. Two brothers reside in Middlesex and seven
sisters in different places mourn his loss. Sheriff Bacon of
Canandaigua was in
town Sunday at the funeral; also Mr. Henry Whitman and wife of Ohio,
many from other places.
From Geneva Daily Times 9 April 1908
Dr. James H. Stebbins, one of Geneva's oldest physicians, passed
last night at 10 o'clock at the family residence, No. 859 South Main
Death was rather sudden, as the Doctor had been ill only since Monday,
he was stricken with an attack of heart trouble and obliged to take to
bed, although Monday afternoon he was down town and appeared in his
good health. Dr. Stebbins was 74 years old and at one time was one of
most prominent physicians of this city and vicinity. He was born in the
of Greece, Monroe county, in 1834. In 1854 he graduated from the
Medical College of Cincinnati, O., after which he came to this city and
with the late Dr. A. B. Smith at the Hygienic Institute. After spending
four years in that institution, he began practicing independently and
very successful. In 1865 Dr. Stebbins married Miss Frances M.
of this city. She died in 1880 and in 1887 he married Miss Euphemia
also of this city. For the past fifteen years he has lived a retired
Besides his widow, he leaves one son, Dr. F. Lansing Stebbins, of
The funeral will take place from the house Saturday afternoon at 3
and interment will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 12 February 1902
John J. Stebbins, of Hopewell, who has been ill for a long time,
died at the home of his step-daughter, Mrs. J. C. Freidell, in
Saturday night. He was born in Herkimer county in 1820, being 82 years
age. He had lived in Canandaigua nearly his whole life except for a few
spent in Penn Yan. He was twice married, his first wife being Catherine
Twenty-four years ago he was married to Mrs. L. B. Brown of
who survives him. He had one son by his first wife, Henry S. Stebbins,
formerly lived in Hammondsport, and was manager of the Bath and
railroad, and is now located at Philadelphia as general agent of the
at that point. The funeral was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Monday morning, and the remains were brought to Canandaigua for burial,
here yesterday. Mr. Stebbins at one time owned the bakery, now the
of Alexander Grieve in this village, and owned and occupied the house
owned by Mrs. James Moore in Gorham street.
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 10 November 1869
Rev. L. D. Stebbins,
died at Clifton Springs on Monday of last
week, very suddenly. He had not been feeling very well for several
days, and on Monday afternoon, he started to go to his barn, but had
proceeded no further than the kitchen door, when his wife heard him
call, and on hastening to the spot, was horrified to see blood flowing
copiously from his mouth. He was carried into the sitting room, and
in a few minutes. His age was fifty-two years.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 14 February 1918
Geneva, N. Y., Feb. 13 - The death of Mrs. Edward Stedman, wife of the late Edward
Stedman, who died February 6th, occurred last night at Willard. The body was
brought to Geneva today and taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. William
Davie. She leaves five sons, Martin, John and Michael
Stedman, of Geneva; Edward and Thomas Stedman, of California; four daughters,
Mrs. J. Rielly, Mrs. William Davie and Miss Anna Stedman of this city, and Mrs.
Frederick Reed, of Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Times 23 February 1887
Seneca Castle, N. Y. - We wrote early the present week of
the death of our worthy citizen, Smith Stedman, but too late,
we suppose, for this week's issue. He had been for some weeks under
treatment for a dropsy of the chest, and, as that yielded to treatment,
the lungs showed decided indications of disease, which continued until
nature gave out and death ensued. The day subsequent to his death, his
only child, Mrs. Mark Ansley, living with him, gave birth to her first
child. Both mother and child are doing well. Thus sorrow and joy join
hands and neutralize the excess of either in the minds of that family.
The funeral of Mr. Stedman was attended at the Presbyterian church on
Monday afternoon. Thus a good man, a kind neighbor, and an uncommonly
genial spirit passed away from our midst. The family have the warmest
sympathy of all the people.
From Ontario County Times 12 September 1888
Naples, N. Y. - A fatal accident occurred last Friday on the hill west of the village. Anthony Steel was
chopping up a tree that had blown over; when the trunk was nearly cut
through, its weight took it down to the ground and brought the roots
over upon the chopper with such force as to kill him almost instantly.
One ear was cut off and the side of his head mangled. His funeral took
place on Saturday.
From Ontario County Journal 15 May 1903
The death of Mrs. Bridget Steele occurred on Saturday at her
home on Saltonstall street. The deceased was 83 years of age. She is
survived by two sons, John Steele of Buffalo, and William Steele, of
this village; and two daughters, Mrs. Edward McNamara and Miss
Elizabeth Steele, also of this village. The funeral was held from St.
Mary's church on Monday morning.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 April 1917
Charles Augustus Steele, who died suddenly on Friday, April 13, at
his home on North street, was born August 29, 1830, at Lima, N. Y. He
was the son of Hiram and Nancy Mellare Steele. On September 10, 1860,
took place his marriage to Gertrude F. Hawkes of Honeoye, N. Y. Mr. and
Mrs. Steele celebrated their golden wedding in 1910. Shortly after his
marriage, Mr. Steele came to Geneva and had resided here ever since. He
first served Geneva as a trustee under the old village charter. He was
supervisor of the town first in 1881, and then in 1885, 1886, 1894 and
1895. Among other things, he was largely instrumental in securing the
Armory for Geneva and also it subsequent enlargements. In recognition
of his service, he was made an honorary member of the 34th Separate
Company. In 1916, Mr. Steele was elected to the State Assembly from
this district on the Republican ticket, serving one term. He was the
last member of the original Vestry of St. Peter's Episcopal
church, having served for nearly fifty years. His service began before
the present stone edifice was erected. For many years Mr. Steele was
freight agent at the New York Central station. He retired from active
work twenty-five years ago. In all this time, he never ceased to have a
deep interest in public matters. He was an early advocate of the
present park on the lake front.
Mr. Steele is survived by his wife and ten sons and daughters: Miss
Jessie M. Steele and Charles Aubrey Steele of Geneva; Mrs. Herbert W.
Andrews of Baltimore, Md.; Hiram Milroy Steele, Mrs. John P. Elton,
Mrs. Lewis J. Hart of Waterbury, Conn.; Mrs. Frances G. Rattray of
Rochester; Mrs. Howard E. Gansworth of Buffalo; Thomas M. Steele of New
Haven, Conn.; C. E. I. Steele of Hammondsport; and by twelve
grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
From Ontario County Journal 3 April 1885
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral of Mr. Chas. E. Steele, whose
p.m., was held at his late residence
on Monday at 2 p.m. The funeral services were
conducted by Rev. Dr. Rankin, of Geneva. A large number of his friends
and acquaintances were present, showing the esteem and respect that
they had for him. Among the floral offerings was a beautiful Maltese
from Monroe Commandery of Rochester, of which society deceased was an
honored member. He was also a member of Canandaigua Lodge, F. & A.
M., and of the Royal Arch Chapter, and a member of the Board of
of the Union Free School. During the service all the places of business
and the public school were closed.
From Ontario County Times 25 July 1888
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Edward Steele, aged 52 years, died
last week Tuesday, and was buried on Thursday afternoon, having
never rallied from a paralytic stroke he had some two weeks before his
death. He leaves a wife, sister, three brothers, and numerous other
relatives and friends to mourn his untimely death.
From Ontario County Journal 28 December 1894
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Elisha Steele, a respected and well-to-do
resident of this town, died at his residence about two miles east of
the station on Wednesday morning, after an illness of about two or
three weeks. The deceased has always been a resident of this town. His
wife died almost three years ago, leaving one son, Horatio, and a
daughter, Mrs. Sperrey, of Minnesota. The funeral services were held at
the house on Friday at 11 o'clock. The Rev. C. C. Johnson, formerly
pastor of the Congregational church, conducted the services. The
deceased was 82 years of age.
From Ontario County Journal 2 December 1892
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Last Sunday afternoon, at the family
residence, about a mile from East Bloomfield Station toward
Canandaigua, occurred the death of Mrs. Elisha G. Steele. The
husband, with one son and one daughter, survive the deceased. Four
years ago Mr. and Mrs. Steele celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of
From Ontario County Times 2 June 1886
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Last evening, May 30th, another of
East Bloomfield's oldest residents, passed away, Mrs. Eliza Steele,
aged 88 years, for many years the widow of Mr. Joel Steele. On her
marriage, sixty-five years ago, she left her home in Hartford, Conn.,
and settled here, two miles south of the village, where she lived
through her husband's lifetime. For the past twenty-five years she has
lived with her daughter, Mrs. Eliza Goodwin, at whose home she died.
She has left, besides the daughter, four sons, William, Joseph, Henry
and Edward, who all live on or near the old homestead. She was the
oldest member of the Congregational church, having brought a letter
from the Hartford church, and was always a good, consistent Christian,
and was ready when the summons came. Her funeral will be held from the
home tomorrow, the 1st of June, at 4 p.m.
From Naples Record 6 September 1916
The death of Mrs. Fannie Steele occurred in the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Earl Appleton, in Centerfield, Sunday morning, September 3, 1916,
following a long illness. She was 63 years of age, was born and had always lived
in Canandaigua and East Bloomfield. Her husband, Henry Steele, died ten years
ago. She leaves four daughters, Mrs. Fred Appleton, of Batavia, Mrs. J. Burton
of Honeoye Falls; Mrs. Delbert S. Wilbur, of Naples, and Mrs. Earl Appleton of
East Bloomfield; two granddaughters, Helen Appleton of Batavia, and Frances
Appleton of East Bloomfield, and one sister in Rochester, Mrs. Minnie Lane. The
funeral was held from the Appleton home on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, with
Rev. David Torrance, pastor of the Congregational church in East Bloomfield
officiating, and burial was in the East Bloomfield Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 16 March 1906
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of Henry M. Steele occurred
at his home east of this village at 5 o'clock on Wednesday morning at
the age of 71 years. Mr. Steele suffered a stroke of paralysis two
years ago in February, and since that time had been in feeble health.
Last Saturday he suffered another stroke and lay unconscious
until the end came. Mr. Steele was born in this town 71 years ago on
Feb. 7. He was the son of Nathaniel Steele, and a grandson of Joel
Steele, who came from Connecticut to East Bloomfield in 1789. The
deceased was educated in the East Bloomfield academy and also attended
the Rochester university. He took a course in the Gregory's Business
college at Detroit, Mich. After spending three years in Michigan, he
returned to his native town and assisted on his father's farm, which he
afterwards purchased. In 1874 he married Miss Frances E. Howard of
Canandaigua, who with four daughters, Mrs. Fred R. Appleton, of
Canandaigua, Miss Clara G. Steele, a teacher in the Honeoye Falls
Union school, Mrs. Delbert S. Wilbur of Naples, and Mrs. Earl R.
Appleton, of this place, survive. Mr. Steele was a lifelong Republican,
and took an active interest in all the affairs of his party. He was a
member of the Congregational church. The funeral will be held from the
family home this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. W. D. Robinson
officiating. The interment will be in the village cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 12 September 1913
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Henry G. Steele was born in East
Bloomfield on December 23, 1833, and died in the same place on Sept. 5,
having lived nearly four score years in the township of his nativity.
He was married on March 20, 1861, to Lucretia Hudson. To them were born
three children, Abbie, Mrs. Charles Pittenger of Milford, Mich., Grant
of Balding, Mich., and Lincoln, who died in infancy. He is also
survived by his wife; one brother; several nieces and nephews; four
grandchildren and a host of friends. His interest in public affairs was
always intense and for many years he had been a trustee of the East
Bloomfield Congregational church and of the East Bloomfield cemetery
association. The conversion of the old academy building into sort of a
public utility had been a thought of his for many years, resulting
finally in the effort now being made to organize the Grange Building
associates. The funeral services were held at the home on Tuesday
From Ontario County Chronicle 17 February 1904
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Early Saturday morning occurred the
death of Hiram Steele, the oldest white resident of East
Bloomfield. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Rafter
officiating; burial in the village cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 24 May 1878
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Died, in this town, last Friday, the
17th inst., Mrs. Hiram Steele, aged 68 years. Mrs. Steele has
been known in this town for many years, having passed the most of her
life here. She is remembered by those who knew her in years gone by, as
an estimable and highly respected lady. Although not having been
acquainted with her, yet from those who knew her best, we learn of her
excellent character, high attainments and noble virtues, and we also
know that she had very many warm friends in this
community. The deeply bereaved husband and other relatives will have
the warmest sympathies of every one, and they also have the blessed
consolation of knowing that the cloud which hung over her
life during the last few years, has been all removed, and that now
she is "clothed and in her right mind," and is enjoying the bliss
and happiness of a far brighter and better land than ours. The
funeral services were held at the residence of Mr. Steele on Tuesday
last at 3 o'clock p.m., Rev. H. M. Brown officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 23 December 1892
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - At 2 o'clock Monday morning, Mrs.
Homer R. Steele passed away at her home. She had battled for
months against the insidious pain and weakness of consumption. Mrs.
Steele was born in Dansville, November 22, 1860. Her maiden name was
Carrie Bradley. At seventeen she was wedded to Homer R. Steele.
Previous to taking up their residence on their farm in East Bloomfield
a few years ago, they resided in Shortsville. On coming to East
Bloomfield, husband and wife entered upon active church work here. Mrs.
Steele had an excellent soprano voice, and for a long time materially
aided the choir of the Congregational Church. In addition, she was
always a ready worker and a strong help in the organization of the
social and musical affairs, which form a large part of proper church
work. She had endeared herself to all her acquaintances by her strong
but simple Christian character. The funeral was held at the
Congregational Church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
From Ontario County Journal 5 July 1895
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Julia Addie
Steele, wife of Horatio Steele, who died at her home on Thursday
of last week, was held from the house on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
She leaves beside her husband, two small children, aged 5 and 7 years.
The services were conducted by the Rev. C. C. Johnson, formerly pastor
of the Congregational church, assisted by the Rev. M. L. Stimson. The
deceased was 39 years of age.
From Webster Herald 16 August 1940
Following an illness of only nine days, Laverne B. Steele,
years, passed away at his home at East Bloomfleld, on Saturday, August
10th. He leaves his wife, Mable Thompson Steele; and one daughter Mrs.
Chester A. Kober of Webster. The funeral was held from his home on
Monday afternoon. Rev. Daniel Schauss officiated at the services.
From Victor Herald 2 March 1900
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The remains of Mrs. Sarah D.
Steele, widow of the late Samuel Steele, were interred in the
village cemetery on Wednesday afternoon. She died at her old home, the
DeBow homestead in Canandaigua, Sunday morning. She had been an invalid
for over twelve years. Her husband died in 1872.
From Victor Herald 25 May 1900
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Saturday forenoon, our community was
shocked to hear of the sudden death of Mrs. William Steele, while
as well as usual for some time
before, and was on our streets the day before. Her death was caused by
heart disease. She was nearly 75 years of age. The funeral services
were held at her late home, Monday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, and at the
Congregational church at 3 o'clock, Rev. W. D. Robinson officiating.
Interment was in the village cemetery. She is survived by two sons:
Homer Steele, a resident here; Prof. Sherman Steele, of Springville,
Erie Co.; and one brother, Wyon Speaker of Arthur, Ia.
From Ontario County Journal 11 February 1910
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - On Friday occurred the death of Mrs.
Edwin J. Steen at her home in the south part of the town of East
Bloomfield. A dark gloom spread over this community when the news came
that Mrs. Steen had passed away. She possessed a bright, hopeful nature
and found pleasure wherever she went. She found her happiness in the
simple duties of her home life, and endeared herself to a wide circle
of friends. Her tender solicitude for home and family to whom her life
as devoted make the blow hardest to bear in the stricken home. She
leaves a husband and four little children, two boys, Roland and
Elliott, and two girls, Anna and Elizabeth. Mrs. Steen was born at
Allen's Hill, and spent most of her life here. She was about 29 years
old, and had been ill only three weeks with jaundice. Funeral services
were held from the family home on Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock, and
was quite largely attended. Rev. W. D. Robinson, of the East Bloomfield
Congregational church, officiated. Many beautiful flowers covered the
casket. Interment was made in Allen's Hill cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 26 April 1912
Geneva, N. Y., April 25 - Mrs. Mary Steen, aged 81 years, died this
evening at the home of her son, Thomas Steen. Mrs. Steen had resided
with her son for the past six months, coming here from East Bloomfield.
She leaves six sons, John of Avoca; Thomas and Frederick, of this city;
Louis, of West Bloomfield, and Peter Steen of Holcomb; two daughters,
Mrs. Rose Maycock of East Bloomfield, and Mrs. Job Harvey of West
Bloomfield; and nineteen grandchildren. The remains will be taken to
East Bloomfield Saturday morning and funeral services will be held in
St. Bridget's Church. Burial will be made in St. Bridget's Cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 14 May 1897
Mrs. Harriet Steer, of Geneva, wife of Able Steer, died at the
Willard State Hospital at an early hour Wednesday morning. She had been
ill for about two years from the result of a paralytic stroke. About
three weeks ago, she was taken to Willard hospital for treatment. Mrs.
Steer was 68 years of age, and besides her husband, she is survived by
three sons and two daughters, Clarence of Geneva, Dr. Halsey of Jordan,
W. F. of Cleveland, O., Mrs. R. B. Covert and Mrs. Fred Sugrest of
Seneca Falls. Funeral will take place from the family residence at 3
p.m. today. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 23 June 1875
We learn that Mr. Garrison Steeves, a well-known farmer
residing about two miles northwest from Clifton Springs, in the town of
Manchester, while drawing rails on Wednesday afternoon of last week,
was thrown from his load by a runaway team, and instantly killed. His
neck was broken by one of the wheels passing over it. He was a man
about sixty years old.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 March 1902
The funeral of Mrs. Lewis
H. Steigelmaier, who died at the residence of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Joslyn, 125 LaFayette avenue,
at 3:35 o'clock yesterday afternoon, aged 26 years. will take place
from the house at 2 o'clock and from St. Peter's church at 2:30 o'clock
Friday afternoon. The cause of death was
Bright's disease. She came to Geneva with her parents from
Georgetown, Delaware, four years ago. She was superintendent of
the Woman's Co-operative union for two years, and was active
in church and social circles. Besides her husband, she is
survived by one brother, Floyd N. Joslyn, and by her parents, all
of this city. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 20 June 1906
Holcomb, N. Y. - Thomas Stein, an old resident of the town of East
Bloomfield, died at his home Saturday morning, June 16. He leaves a
wife and nine children.
From Lima Recorder 6 June 6 1940
Mina S. Steinfeldt, 85, widow of Fred Steinfeldt, died last week
Wednesday, May 29, at her home in North Bloomfield. Born in Germany in
1865, she came to Rochester when 18, and was married to Mr. Steinfeldt
in 1875. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edw. Burmeister,
Lima, and Mrs. Norman Parish, Ionia; two sons, Frank and George
Steinfeldt, Rochester; a sister, sixteen grandchildren and six
great-grandchildren. Funeral services were in her late home, Friday, May 31, 2:30 pm. Interment at Ionia.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 28 August 1917
Canandaigua, N. Y., Aug. 27 - Mrs. Mary Stempel died at her home at
Stempel's landing, on the west shore of Canandaigua lake, about 7
o'clock last evening. Mrs. Stempel was 85 years old, and was born in
Germany, coming to this country in 1868. She had made her home on the
lake shore for many years. Mrs. Stempel leave three sons, George
Stempel, Fred Stempel and John Stempel, all of whom live here; and two
daughters, Mrs. Fred Greisa of Naples, and Miss Julia Stempel of
Stempel's landing. The funeral will be held from the church at Bristol
Springs at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
From Ontario County Journal 14 December 1883
Naples, N. Y. - The funeral of John Stemple,
who died on Monday at his home on Cook's Point, takes place
today. Mr. Stemple was highly respected, and leaves an interesting
family. Quite a number of our German friends have gone to attend his
From Ontario County Times 6 April 1892
William Stephens, an old and highly respected resident of Clifton
Springs, fell dead in the street in that village on Thursday. He was 78
years of age.
From Ontario County Journal 28 December 1883
Phelps, N. Y. - Dolphus Stephenson, an old resident and a
prominent lawyer of Phelps, who has been sick at Rochester for several
weeks, died there early last week. The body, accompanied by the wife of
the deceased, arrived home last Friday evening. The funeral
was held on Sunday. He leaves a married daughter in California, and
a son, Fred, about fourteen years of age.
From Geneva Advertiser 29 January 1901
Miss Emma Stephenson died at her home in Flint Creek, Saturday,
aged 38 years. The deceased was well-known in this city and
was a cousin of Mrs. George Haskins, Jr., and George Churchill.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 January 1927
Hugh Stephenson, aged 77, who with his wife for years conducted an
employment agency at his home, Main street, was found dead in the
living room of his house late yesterday afternoon by Officer McNerney
of the Police Department. The policeman removed the glass from the
storm door at the front of the house to gain entrance to the building.
Once inside he found the dead body of the aged man lying on the floor,
partly disrobed. Nearby a chair had been overturned and a kerosene lamp
broken on the floor. Whether or not the lamp had been lighted when it
fell could not be determined. Officer McNerney was detailed to
investigate at the Stephenson home after Fred Bertram, Exchange street
restaurant man, had reported the aged man missing since Christmas. Mr.
Bertram said he had served Mr. Stephenson with a Christmas dinner on
Christmas day and that the man had not been seen since. Mr. Bertram
customarily saw him nearly every day and when Mr. Stephenson
disappeared, he went to the house but was unable to gain entrance, the
door being locked on the inside. The police were then notified. A
collection of newspapers dating back to December 27th were found on the
doorstep indicating apparently that Mr. Stephenson had been stricken
previous to that date. He was an assiduous reader of the Daily Times
and rarely missed looking at the evening paper every night. His wife
died about one year ago and he had been living alone since then.
Coroner Flint was notified. After a short investigation, he expressed
the opinion that death had been caused by heart disease. The body was
ordered removed to the Yells Undertaking rooms. A son, W. H.
Stephenson, residing in Syracuse, was notified.
From Ontario County Journal 24 February 1899
Phelps, N. Y. - Jennie, wife of the late Dolphin Stephenson, of
about midnight after quite a long
illness, aged 66 years. One son, Frederick, survives, besides two
brothers, Nathan and Sylvester Porter, and Mrs. Charles Wormley of
Paoli, Kan. The funeral services were held from the late residence on
Church street yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock, and interment made in
the Phelps cemetery. Her pastor, Rev. A. J. Waugh, officiated.
From Ontario County Journal 10 March 1916
The death of Mrs. H. Ann Sterling, aged 83 years, occurred
at the home of her son, Charles F. Hall, on Wednesday night. She leaves
four sons, Charles F. and George S. Hall, of Canandaigua; Calvin H. of
Gorham, and Isaac H. of Wilson. Rev. C. M. Eddy will officiate at the
funeral services held at the late home this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
Interment will be at Woodlawn.
From Ontario County Chronicle 29 January 1902
Stephen L. Sterling, a respected and lifelong resident of
Canandaigua, died at his home in Center street, Sunday, aged 76 years.
Mr. Sterling had been in feeble health for several years, and a few
weeks ago he suffered
from a stroke of paralysis, which caused his death. He is survived by a
widow, one daughter, Mrs. Charles M. Green, and four sons, Alfred,
Lyman, George and Arthur Sterling, all of Canandaigua.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 29 November 1928
Geneva, Nov. 28 - William L. Sternberg, 84,
died yesterday at his home, 12 Genesee street. He leaves a daughter,
Mrs. Ella Pierce of Geneva; three sons, George E. of New York, Ernest W.
of Sayre and Harry S. Sternberg of Detroit. He was a member of
Van Duser Post, G. A. R. of Newark and for years connected with the
Geneva Preserving Company. Funeral Friday at 2 o'clock from the home.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 March 1904
Mrs. Ella Louise Sternburg, wife of William L. Sternburg, died at
her home, 79 Sherrill street, after an
illness of twenty-one weeks, at 3:45 Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Sternburg
was in her fifty-eighth year, having been born in Delphi, Onondaga
county, December 7, 1845. During her youth her parents removed to
Syracuse where she received her education. At an early age she was
graduated from the Syracuse High school. In January, 1864, she was
married William L. Sternburg, and after residing in several places they
came from Newark, N. Y., to this city sixteen years ago. Besides her
husband, the deceased is survived by four sons, George E. and Charles
L. of New York; Ernest H. and Harry S. of Geneva; and one daughter,
Mrs. William F. Pearce of this city. Mrs. Pearce was formerly
Miss Ella Sternburg, a teacher at the High school, and was married very
quietly Wednesday at the deathbed of her mother. The marriage was at
the special request of the deceased. The funeral will take place at 4
o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the
house, Rev. G. C. Bauer officiating. Burial will take place in Glenwood.
From Ontario County Times 23 November 1887
Mrs. Betsey Stetson, widow of the late John Stetson, died at her
home in Naples on the 12th instant, at the age of eighty years. The
deceased was formerly of a resident of South Bristol and was highly
esteemed by all who knew her. She was the mother of Mr. Emmet Stetson
and a sister of Mr. Leland Randall of that town.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 April 1912
The remains of Mrs. Carrie Stetson, of this city, who died
in Rochester Thursday afternoon, were brought to this city this
afternoon at 1:30 o'clock and were interred in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev.
A. E. Hall, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiated. Several
weeks ago the deceased was removed to the home of her stepdaughter,
Mrs. John Peterson, in Rochester. Mrs. Stetson leaves her husband, Dr.
Edson G. Stetson, and one daughter, Mrs. Roy Lockwood of Canandaigua,
and one son, A. B. Pease.
From Ontario County Journal 8 October 1915
Naples, N. Y. - Edward Stetson was found dead in bed at his
home in the southern part of the town on Wednesday morning, the cause
of death being cerebral hemorrhage. He had worked faithfully all the
fall and was apparently in his usual health when he retired early
Tuesday night. Nothing was heard of him until his little son tried to
call him on Wednesday morning, when it was found he was dead. Mr.
Stetson was 55 years of age. He is survived by his wife and four
children. The funeral will be held from the family home this morning at
10 o'clock, with burial at Naples.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 June 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Report comes from the town of South
Bristol of the death there of Mrs. Fannie Martin Stetson, who
dead in her bed at the home of her son, John Stetson. She was about 70
years of age and had lived many years in the locality. She leaves two
sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Pool and Mrs. Julia Barber, both of East
Bloomfield, and three sons, Eugene Stetson of West Bloomfield; John
Stetson of South Bristol, and Edward Stetson of Naples.
From Ontario County Journal 11 October 1895
South Bristol, N. Y. - G. E. Stetson, aged 65 years, a lifelong
resident of this town, died at the residence of Russell Knapp of
Bristol Center, October 5. Mr. Stetson had been in Canandaigua Sept.
30, and was returning home, when he was suddenly taken ill. When he
arrived at Mr. Knapp's he could proceed no farther, and was cared for
there until the end. His wife and sister, Mrs. S. J. Wilbur of Naples,
were with him. Drs. McDowell and Beahan were called, but could give
only temporary relief. Besides his wife, he leaves three sons, John of
this place, and E. E. and E. K. Stetson of Millerton, Penn. Funeral was
held at his late residence, October 7, Rev. E. Anthony officiating.
Interment in Rose Ridge cemetery, Naples.
From Ontario County Journal 16 June 1882
Naples, N. Y. - On Friday, June 9th, at his home, John
Stetson, an honored citizen, passed away at the age of 77, his
death being the result of a cold contracted but a few
weeks ago. There are but few men who leave a cleaner record than Mr.
Stetson. He was born in Woodstock, Vt., left an orphan at 7 years of
age, coming to Naples at 18, he has steadily worked his way along,
growing continually in the esteem of the people, accumulating property,
diligent in business, interested in all good works, he has died with
the blessings of everyone. For many years he was a resident of South
Bristol, holding the office of supervisor, as long as he would consent
to have it, and for many years justice of the peace. He leaves a wife
and two children, all that he had, Mr. Emmet Stetson of South Bristol,
and Mrs. S. J. Wilbur, of this place. After the funeral services, at
home on Sunday, conducted by Rev. Mr. Fuller, of the Christian church,
his body was taken to Covel Settlement, near his old home in South
From Geneva Daily Times 1 June 1909
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Lucy Allen Stetson occurred
Church street. She had been in
failing health for several weeks. Mrs. Stetson was 73 years of age. She
was born in Phelps and had spent the greater part of her life here.
Surviving relatives are one sister, a resident of California, and one
daughter, Mrs. M. B. Smith, with whom she lived. The funeral services
will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, Rev. G. A. Harvey of St.
John's Episcopal church officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 30 September 1904
Cheshire, N. Y. - Mrs. P. G. Stetson died at her home in Cheshire
on Friday morning, after an illness of five days. Death was due to
pneumonia and heart trouble. She was the daughter of Rev. Philip
Sanford of Academy, where all her life was spent up to the time of the
death of her husband, 12 years ago, when she removed to Cheshire. She
is survived on one sister, Mrs. Alfred Noyes of Everett, Washington;
one brother, Thompson Sanford of Solomon City, Kansas; and one
daughter, Mrs. B. M. Penoyer of Canandaigua. The funeral was held at
her home on Sunday afternoon, Rev. J. S. Ebersole, of Canandaigua,
officiating. Interment was in Academy cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 3 June 1903
The death of William L. Stetson occurred at his home in
Ontario street Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Stetson was born in Madison
county seventy-five years ago, and has been a resident of this village
for the past eight years. Besides his widow, he is survived by one
daughter, Mrs. Smith, of this village.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 March 1907
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - This afternoon at 2:30 in the
Methodist Episcopal Church, the funeral services of Miss Mary
Elizabeth Stevely were held. Miss Stevely died at the family home
on Crane street on Sunday afternoon. She had been ill but a short time
with pneumonia. Miss Stevely was born in Pennsylvania and was
thirty-three years old. She had lived here for the past fifteen years,
and was a member of the Methodist church. During her residence in this
village she had made many friends and
was highly esteemed. She is survived by her mother, three sisters, Mrs.
Albert Giddings, Miss Agnes and Miss Fannie Stevely of Clifton Springs;
brothers, George Stevely of Avon, Thomas and Hugh Stevely of Clifton
Rev. P. H. Reigel, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiated at the
and the burial was made in the village cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 March 1907
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - At her home on Crane street yesterday
afternoon occurred the death of Mrs. Mary Jane Stevely, after
an illness of several months. Mrs. Stevely had been a resident of this
village for the past four years. She was born in Belfast County,
and was fifty-eight years old. Her death occurred just five days after
that of her daughter, Miss Mary Elizabeth Stevely, and at the same
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Albert Giddings, Misses Agnes
and Fanny Stevely of Clifton Springs and three sons, George Stevely of
Thomas and Hugh of Clifton Springs. The funeral services will be held
the house at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon, the Rev. P. H. Riegel, pastor of
Methodist Church, officiating. The burial will be made in the village
From Ontario County Chronicle 13 May 1903
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Arthur Stevens died at her home in
this village of pneumonia on Friday, May 8, aged 31 years. She is
survived by her husband, two children and mother, Mrs. Babcock of
Franklin, N. Y. Funeral services were held at St. John's church Sunday
at 3 p.m. Burial at Oneonta on Monday.
From Ontario County Times 21 November 1877
Seneca Castle, N. Y. - D. P. Stevens (uncle Dennis, as he has been
familiarly known), died last Wednesday morning after a long and tedious
illness. So the old landmarks are passing away. This one will be
particularly missed. He had lived so long and so well among us that he
came to be regarded as a sort of fixture, and now that he is gone, all,
with one accord, unite in saying that "a good man has gone to his last
From Ontario County Chronicle 3 December 1902
Manchester, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth Stevens, the widow of a veteran
of the Civil War, passed quietly away at the home of her son on State
street on Monday evening at the advanced age of 78 years. Mrs. Stevens
was born near London, Eng., and had been a resident of this village for
over 50 years. The funeral was held from her late home on Wednesday
afternoon, Rev. M. W. Covell officiating. Interment in Brookside
Cemetery. Deceased is survived by one son, George, and two daughters,
Mrs. Cox of this place, and Mrs. Everett of Williamson.
From Ontario County Journal 6 December 1901
Mrs. Elizabeth M. Stevens died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G.
W. Hammond, Saltonstall street, at 9:50 o'clock on Wednesday morning.
She was stricken with apoplexy the evening before and never regained
consciousness. Deceased was 76 years of age, and had been a resident of
Canandaigua only two months, her home being in Tioga county, Pa. She is
survived by two daughters, Mrs. Hammond of this place, and Miss Ida
Stevens, of Los Angeles, Cal.; also one son, C. H. Stevens of Slate
Run, Pa. There will be short funeral services at the home, 31
Saltonstall street this morning, Rev. William N. Thomas officiating,
and the remains will be taken to the former home of the deceased for
From Geneva Daily Times 10 September 1907
Mrs. Grace Stevens, wife of Leon F. Stevens, of Syracuse, died
yesterday morning at five o'clock at the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. F. T. Freedenburg of 11 Park avenue. She was 27 years old and has
been ill for about a year. For the past three months, she has been in
this city with her parents. She is survived by her husband, her
parents, two brothers, Fred and Charles;
four sisters, Mrs. H. B. Stevenson of Birmingham, Alabama, Misses
Ruth, and Marjorie Freedenburg of this city. The funeral will take
tomorrow morning at 10:30 o'clock at Trinity church. Rev. C. M. Sills,
D., rector, will officiate and interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 July 1905
Shortsville, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Helen Elizabeth
Stevens, wife of George Stevens, of Chapinville, was held from her
late home in that village, at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, Rev.
Sylvanus Lane, pastor of the Chapinville M. E. church, officiating.
Burial followed in Chapman cemetery, Hopewell. Mrs. Stevens was 62
years of age, and had been confined to the house for some time, the
cause of her death being cancer. She was born in Macedon, Wayne county,
in 1843, and was a daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Tripp. Her girlhood
was passed in the village of Palmyra, where in 1863 she was married to
George Stevens, who was a business man of the town of Hopewell. For the
past forty years she has been a resident of Chapinville and had a large
circle of friends all through this section. She leaves her husband,
George Stevens; two sons, Frederick and William Stevens, both of
Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Mark Carley, of Stockton, Cal., and one
brother, Edwin E. Tripp, of Rock Valley, Iowa.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 March 1905
Phelps, N. Y. - Col. Isaac C. Stevens, the oldest
resident of the town of Phelps, died at his home on East Main street
Saturday, after a brief illness. Mr. Stevens has passed his
year, having been born at Scipio, Cayuga county, October 21st, 1807.
When ten years of age he moved to Phelps and with the exception of one
year spent in the town of Galen and three years in Orleans county, he
lived here continuously. In his younger days Mr. Stevens was a colonel
of a state military regiment from whence he gained his title. His
chief occupation was farming but in 1886 he retired and has not been
engaged in any active business since, with the exception of having a
small interest in a shoe store for a couple of years. Mr. Stevens was
twice married, his first wife being Miss Elizabeth Ringer of the town
of Seneca, to whom he was wedded February 13th, 1834. From this union
four children were born, two of whom are now living, Mrs. J. E. Shumway
of Albion, Mich., and J. R. Stevens who has been living in Phelps for
the past few months caring for his father. His first wife died in 1865
and the following year he married Mrs. Fannie R. Frazier, who died
February 14th, 1895. Up to last fall, Mr. Stevens was a familiar figure
around the town and took an active interest in the general topics of
the day; about that time, however, he suffered an injury to his leg and
from then, he gradually declined. In politics he was a Republican
having cast his first ballot with the Whig party for John Quincy Adams
in 1833 and since that time he has never failed to vote at the
presidential election. Last fall when he cast his vote for President
Roosevelt, it was his twentieth consecutive presidential vote. At the
time of his death, Mr. Stevens was a communicant of the First
Presbyterian church of Phelps. The funeral will be held from his late
residence. Burial will be in the Phelps cemetery.
From Naples Record 4 August 1877
Honeoye, N. Y. - Mr. Jesse Stevens died early on Saturday
morning, July 28th, and was buried on the Sabbath following. Mr.
Stevens was one of the early settlers of our town, and beginning life
as a poor man at the age of eighteen years, he leaves behind him a good
competence, and goes down to the grave "like a shock of corn, fully
ripe." Four children are left to mourn his loss.
From Ontario County Journal 5 March 1909
After five years of helplessness, Mrs. John Stevens passed
away on Sunday at her home on Beeman street, aged 65 years. Six years
ago, when actively assisting her husband in the conduct of the Stevens
bakery, she suffered a slight stroke of paralysis. From this she
rallied quickly, but a year later suffered another stroke, which left
her paralyzed, and through all that helpless period, she had been
tenderly cared for by her husband. For 30 years Mrs. Stevens had
resided in this village. She was a Canadian by birth, and previous to
coming to Canandaigua had resided at Rochester. The story of Mrs.
Stevens' life is one of good deeds. Her large heart throbbed with
sympathy for the poor and the needy and many of them bear testimony to
her acts of kindness and help. Her work brought her in contact with
much of the suffering of the poor, and she aided the Salvation Army
officers constantly. When no longer able to minister in these ways, her
life continued to bear fruit in the cheer and patience with which she
passed the days of weariness and pain. She leaves, besides her husband,
one daughter, Mrs. Carlton M. Slegt of Batavia; two sons, William J. of
Brooklyn, and Joseph J. of Rochester. The funeral was held from her
late home on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Arthur Dougall, of Elmira, a
former pastor of Mrs. Stevens, officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 11 March 1904
At 6 o'clock on Friday evening, John J. Stevens was found
dead in his room at the home of his son, John Stevens. He lay upon the
bed fully dressed, while the gas stove, which furnished heat for the
room was turned on, and it was the fumes of this which attracted
members of the family. Coroner Warner found that the gas had caused
death. Deceased was 86 years of age, a native of Scotland, and most of
his life had been spent at Port Hope, Ont. For 12 years he had resided
with his son here. Other surviving relatives are William Stevens, a
son, of Syracuse; Mrs. Thomas Grant, a daughter, of Toronto; and two
sisters residing in Quebec and Toronto respectively. The remains were
taken to Port Hope and the funeral service held there on Monday
From Geneva Gazette & Mercantile Advertiser 20 January 1830
On the 5th inst. at the Ontario Glass Factory, Mary, wife
Stevens, in the 61st year of her age. Mrs.
Stevens was a native of South Wales, and emigrated to
this country in the year 1801.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 June 1942
Mrs. Phila H. Stevens, 69, of the Billsboro road, died Saturday at
the Jensen Nursing Home on Washington street after a long illness. She
had been a lifelong resident of the town of Geneva, was a member of No.
9 Presbyterian church and Union Grange, No. 171. Surviving are her
husband, L. C. Stevens, town clerk of the town of Geneva; three
daughters, Mrs. Robert McFettridge of Penn Yan; Mrs. Leo Hapeman of
Lewiston Manor; and Mrs. Richard Lyke of Livingston Manor; two sons,
Morris and Fenton Stevens, both of Rochester; eight grandchildren; a
sister, Mrs. E. C. Alger of Suffern; two brothers, Samuel Blodgett of
Pittsford and D. M. Blodgett, Rushville; and several nieces and
nephews. The funeral will be held at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon from her
late home with the Rev. Luther Bostrom of Number Nine Church
officiating. Interment will be in Brookside Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 25 April 1890
Riley Stevens, a venerable citizen of this village, died at
his residence on Gibson street Wednesday morning, after a lingering
illness. He leaves a widow and four children: William C. Stevens and
Mrs. Emma Rutherford of Walden, Orange county; Fred H. Stevens of
Buffalo; and J. Addison Stevens of Selma, Ala.
From Geneva Gazette 22 June 1894
Mrs. Wm. Stevens of Seneca Castle, a woman of 70 years, died from
the effects of a surgical operation performed at Rochester last week
for relief from some internal derangement. The deceased was a
widow bereft of her husband about one year ago.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 5 March 1904
Canandaigua, March 4 - William Stevens, aged 85 years, father of
John Stevens, the well-known baker, was found dead in his room at the
latter's home tonight. Mrs. Carlton Sleght, granddaughter of the
deceased, made the discovery. As she entered the house, she smelled the
odor of illuminating gas, and upon going to her grandfather's room,
found him dead upon the bed with the gas stove with which the room was
heated turned on full. Coroner F. P. Warner was summoned but has not
yet concluded his investigation. The deceased was a native of
Canandaigua, and had lived with his son here for some years.
From Ontario County Journal 20 April 1906
Honeoye, N. Y. - The death of William Stevens occurred
at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Huff, at Caledonia on Saturday
morning. He had been a sufferer for the past two years or more from
Bright's disease, which was the cause of his death. Mr. Stevens was
born in this town on July 26, 1832, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Stevens, and the greater part of his life was passed here in his native
town. He was a widely known and highly respected citizen; a member of
the First Congregational church and of the local lodge of F. & A.
M. Last fall he and his wife and daughter, went to spend the winter
with Mrs. John Huff at Caledonia, and later decided to locate
permanently at that place and dispose of his home here. The funeral was
held on Monday afternoon from the Congregational church, Rev. Dr.
Arthur O'Dell, assisted by Rev. S. Mills Day, officiating. The
interment was in Lake View cemetery. He is survived by his wife and
three daughters, Minnie of Chicago, Mildred and Mrs. Huff of Caledonia;
also three brothers and two sisters, Walter A. Stevens of Chicago,
Ill., Ami W. Stevens of Atchison, Kansas, Othello H. Stevens and
Elizabeth and Ellen A. Stevens of Rochester.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 May 1907
William Wright Stevens, aged 26 years, died at midnight last
night at the Geneva City Hospital. He had been ill for about a week
with meningitis. The deceased has lived in this city his entire life,
was a member of the Royal Arcanum, of the Molders' Union, and was
employed in the
Phillips and Clark Stove works. His survivors are a wife; one son,
Clifford; a father, James Stevens; two sisters, Miss Cora Stevens and
Mrs. Jacob Long; two brothers, Grove and George Stevens. The funeral
will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from his late
residence, No. 83 Wadsworth street, and at 3 o'clock from St. Peter's
Episcopal church. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., rector, will officiate and
interment will be in Glenwood cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 7 May 1902
Farmington, N. Y. - The sudden death of Mrs. Albert H.
at 2 o'clock Monday morning has shocked a wide community. Mrs.
attended the Orthodox Friends church, both morning and evening
and was apparently in her usual health. For several days she had been
a large reception to be give Rev. Edwin P. Wood in Jeffrey's large hall
Wednesday evening of this week and her friends remarked her seeming
At 2 o'clock her husband noticed several prolonged breaths and then
Dr. Mason was summoned, but death had resulted from heart failure
his arrival. Mrs. Stevenson leaves besides an extended circle of
a husband, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dennison Davis; two brothers, Fred
Carleton, and four sisters, Mrs. Frank Eighmy, Mrs. Charles McMillan,
Orrin Preston, Mrs. Emma Smith, all of Canandaigua. Mrs. Stevenson was
member of the Orthodox Friends church, the Christian Endeavor,
Grange, and Farmington W. C.
From Ontario County Journal 26 November 1909
Canadice, N. Y. - After an illness of several weeks, Mrs.
Carrie Stevenson died on Sunday at the home of her brother-in-law,
E. E. Coykendall, aged 51 years. Nearly 20 years ago, Mrs. Stevenson
was left a widow with three small children, her husband, Lyman
Stevenson, being a victim of consumption. Mrs. Stevenson bravely
battled with her adverse circumstances, educating her children and
living to see them grow up to useful lives.
From Fairport Monroe Co. Mail 18 September 1902
Farmington, N. Y., September 16 - Mrs. Charity Stevenson died at
her home last Saturday morning at an early hour of apoplexy. She had
been in her usual health until about a week ago when she began to fail.
She suffered terribly from headaches and pain in the back of her neck,
only hypodermic injections giving her any relief. She leaves behind her
husband, William Stevenson; two sons, Edward and Albert. The family
have the sympathy of the community, as they have been doubly afflicted
of late. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at the Friends church
at 2 o'clock, Rev. E. P. Wood officiating. Interment in the Friends
From Naples Record 20 December 1911
Mrs. Elizabeth Stevenson, wife of Daniel Stevenson, died at her
home in Garlinghouse, near Naples, on Tuesday, Dec. 12, of heart
disease, aged 78 years. She leaves her husband; two sons, Harry of
Springsteen, and Fred of Toledo; and four daughters, Mrs. Frank Frink,
Mrs. Charles Coons, Mrs. Charles Lyon and Mrs. Richard Lanning, all of
Garlinghouse. The funeral was held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Garlinghouse,
Rev. Mr. Taylor of the M. E. Church of North Cohocton, officiating.
From Ontario County Times 6 October 1875
Canadice, N. Y. - We have to report the death of Isaac
Stevenson, which occurred a few days ago. He was about fifty years
old, and leaves several children to battle through life alone, as his
wife, (formerly Miss Wemett) died three or four years ago.
From Naples Record 8 March 1873
The wife of Mr. Isaac Stevenson, of
Canadice Hollow, died on the twenty-seventh of Feb., with consumption.
She leaves a large family of small children to mourn the loss of the best of friends -- a mother.
From Shortsville Enterprise 28 March 1913
William Stevenson, for the past 61 years a resident of the town of
Farmington, died at his home west of this village, at 12 o'clock last
week Wednesday, after an illness of several months, aged 79 years. He
was a son of David and Elizabeth Stevenson and was born in Leeds,
Yorkshire, England, on October 14, 1833. He came with his mother to the
United States when a child, locating first in Monroe county and
removing to Farmington in 1852. January 1, 1856, he married Miss
Charity Webb, only daughter of William and Susanna Cotton Webb, who
died September 13, 1902. After his marriage, he made his home in
Farmington and for the past 57 years had lived in the house where he
died. He leaves two sons, Edward W., who resides in Macedon, and Albert
H. of Farmington, who has cared for his father in his declining years.
William Stevenson was a veteran of the Civil War, enlisting January 5,
1864, in Company M. Sixteenth Heavy Artillery, U. S. Volunteers, and
was honorably discharged at the close of the war. He was a member of
George S. Bradley Post, G. A. R., of Macedon. The funeral was held from
the Friends Church, and interment was made in the Friends cemetery,
conducted by the Macedon Post.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 January 1910
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - William Henry Stevenson died at his home
just southeast of this village on Wednesday night, after a long
illness. He was born on May 22, 1845, in the town of Waterloo, at
Junius, and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Stevenson, who after his
birth moved to the Town of Hopewell, and lived there for many years.
Mr. Stevenson was a carpenter and worked at his trade in this village
for over forty years. October 30, 1870, he was married at Alloway to
Miss Rose Quick. He is survived by his wife, five sons, Harvey K.
Stevenson of Syracuse; Harry, Lewis, William and LeRoy Stevenson of
Clifton Springs, and one daughter, Mrs. Walter Powell of Clifton
Springs. At the Baptist church on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock the
funeral services will be held and will be in charge of Rev. V. A. Sage,
pastor of the church. Funeral services will also be held at his late
residence at 1 o'clock. The burial will be made in the Clifton Springs
From Geneva Gazette 18 June 1875
Fatal Accident at Clifton Springs - We are indebted to Mr. J. A.
Sutherland, the intelligent operator at Clifton Springs, for a
telegram, received yesterday, giving particulars in the following words
of a distressing accident occurring the day previous:
Garrison Steves, a wealthy farmer living near Clifton Springs,
was drawing rails with a span of valuable colts, when they took
fright at some loose rails on the load and gave a quick start
throwing Mr. Steves to the ground in such a manner that one
wheel ran over his neck killing him instantly. Mr. Steves was an
old resident of this county.
From Ontario County Times 5 June 1889
Charles A. Stewart died at his residence in Geneva, Saturday, June
1, of typhoid pneumonia. Funeral at Phelps on Monday, where two sisters
and other relatives reside. He was the step-father of Ralph H. Hayes of
From Ontario County Times 20 November 1889
Flint Creek, N. Y. - Mrs. Esther Stewart, who has been sick for
several weeks past, died on Sunday evening, November 17th, at 5
o'clock, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Robinson, in this
place, aged 71 years.
From Geneva Gazette 5 March 1880
Death has carried off a large number of aged residents of Geneva
lately. This week has noted the departure of another old-time citizen, James
who died on Sunday last. He had lived in Geneva for
thirty-five years, in humble life, diligent and faithful and having the
respect of all. He was born in Belfast and came to America over forty
years ago. He leaves a wife and two children, and was buried on
Tuesday with the rites of the Roman Catholic Church.
From Ontario County Chronicle 22 October 1902
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - M. I. Stewart died at his home in this
village at an early hour Sunday morning, aged 74 years. Funeral
services will be held at the house Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock,
conducted by the Rev. V. A. Sage of the Baptist church. Burial at
From Ontario County Journal 22 December 1911
Manchester, N. Y. - Samuel A. Stewart, aged 67 years, died at
his home in Shortsville on Dec. 14. He was born in England, came to
this country when about 10 years of age, locating with his parents in
East Bloomfield. April 11, 1878, he married Miss Franc Noble and came
to Shortsville to reside. Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, Robert
and Glenn Stewart, of Shortsville; and one daughter, Miss Lillian V.
Stewart, a teacher in Fredonia Normal school; also two brothers, James
Stewart of Syracuse and William Stewart of Michigan.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 17 February 1924
Phelps, N. Y. - Selden L. Stewart, 80 years old, a resident of the
town of Phelps for many years, died Friday night at the Thompson
Memorial Hospital in Canandaigua, after an illness of several weeks.
Mr. Stewart, who was a son of Lyman and Sara VanDorn Stewart, was born
at Pultneyville, on March 13th 1844. A son, Ernest, of Rochester, and
another son who resides in the west are the only known surviving
relatives. Funeral services will be held from the undertaking parlors
of Dauchy and Kavanaugh at 1:30 o'clock on Monday afternoon. Interment
will be made in Joslyn cemetery near Oaks Corners.
From Geneva Gazette & Mercantile Advertiser 23 February 1831
Died at his residence in this village, on Saturday evening, the 12th
inst., WILLIAM STEWART, Esq., aged 72 years. Mr. Stewart
was a native of the state of Maryland. At an early age he entered
the revolutionary army, as a subaltern officer, and continued in the
service of his country until the close of the war; soon after which he
crossed the Atlantic, and spent some time in
visiting Great Britain and France. After his return, he read law
in the city of New York, and upwards of forty
years ago removed into the now county of Ontario, where he resided
until the year 1803, when he removed into this
village. For many years he filled the office of District Attorney
for the Western District -- at that time composing the whole western
part of this state -- and subsequently was for several years a Judge of
the Court of Common Pleas of this county. He married the daughter
James Clinton, and sister of the late Governor DeWitt Clinton.
Mr. Stewart was a member of the society of the Cincinnati -- a man of
extensive learning and information -- and his wit and social talents
will long be remembered by his extensive acquaintance.
From Ontario County Chronicle 22 June 1904
Bristol Center, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Helen S. Stid occurred
Pierce. She is survived by one
daughter and one son, Edwin Stid of this place, and Mrs. Goff of
Academy. Death was due to cancer of the stomach.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 May 1939
Mrs. Anna Stienmeyer, 77, died suddenly last night at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Charles H. Manley. She leaves one son, George of
Rochester; five daughters, Mrs. W. C. Duffy of Muncie, Ind., Mrs.
Charles Lucas of Rochester, Mrs. Edward Augustine of Pittsburgh, Pa.,
Mrs. Manley of Geneva, and Mrs. Harold Glass of Cleveland, O. The
funeral will be held Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock from the Manley
home on Hamilton street and 10 o'clock at St. Stephen's church.
Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Naples Record 10 April 1875
Cheshire - Death has again entered our village and taken one of our oldest citizens. Mrs. Anna Stiles, aged
seventy-five. She died April 1st, and was buried in the cemetery here
by the side of her husband. A very eloquent and impressive funeral
sermon was preached by Rev. Van Alstyne of Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Journal 3 June 1887
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Linda Stiles, widowed daughter of Elder J.
Crandall, of West Hollow, was found dead last week by the side of a
little spring near her father's house, where she was living. It is
evident that she deliberately drowned herself by putting her face in
water. She had been insane for some time, and once before endeavored to
kill herself. The funeral on Sunday at the West Hollow school house,
a large concourse of people.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 August 1904
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Samantha Stiles, widow of the late
Stephen Stiles of Cheshire, in the Town of Canandaigua, died yesterday
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Parshall, on Bristol street,
in this village. Mrs. Stiles was born in Rushville, Yates county,
seventy-eight ago, but has lived most of her life in the town of
Canandaigua. She is survived by six children, four daughters and two
sons as follows: Mrs. Charles Parshall, Mrs. Charles Goodale and Mrs.
Florence Shannon of Canandaigua; Mrs. Eva Deuel of Buffalo; Philemon
Stiles of Leslie, Mich., and Bogart Stiles of Buffalo. She also leaves
a sister, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral
will be held tomorrow at one o'clock at the Parshall residence on
Bristol street. The body will be taken to Cheshire cemetery for burial.
Death was due to paralysis, from which she suffered an attack last
Wednesday, having been in comparatively good health up to that time.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 August 1941
Ernest David Still, 66, of 44 Lewis street, died suddenly at his
work in the gear department of the American Can Company. Dr. A. D.
Hubbs, acting for Coroner Frank H. Snyder, who is out of the city,
pronounced death due to a heart attack. Mr. Still was a member of the
First Methodist church and the Seneca Men's Class. He had been employed
at the American Can for eighteen years. Surviving are his wife, Carrie
S. Still; one son, Earl J. Still of Geneva; one daughter, Mrs. Samuel
Morrison of the Waterloo Road; seven grandchildren; a half-sister, Mrs.
Luther Beach of Fairview, Pa., and a half-brother, James VanKeuren of
Elmira. Funeral services will be held Friday evening at 9 o'clock with
the Rev. Dr. C. G. McConnell of the Methodist church officiating.
Further services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the
Methodist church in Chemung, N. Y. Interment will be in Chemung.
From Ontario County Chronicle 14 October 1903
Shortsville, N. Y. - On Wednesday afternoon at her home in
Manchester Center, occurred the death of Mrs. Mattie F. Stillcox. Deceased
about a year, during which time she
had been taking treatment at the Clifton Springs Sanitarium. Her
remains were shipped to her former home in Pennsylvania for burial.
From Geneva Gazette 16 March 1900
Henry F. Stivers, a wounded veteran of the civil war, died at
his residence in the town of Geneva last Monday, aged 76 years. He is
survived by his widow and several children. He was widely known
and highly esteemed in this region.
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