"Sto" to "Sul" Obituaries
From Shortsville Enterprise 15 May 1908
Cornelius Stockerman, a promising young farm hand, employed by
Peter J. Dunk on the Walter S. Throop farm, 1 mile south of Port
Gibson, committed suicide by hanging, sometime during the early hours
of Monday morning. Stockerman, who was a Hollander, and had been in
this country but three years, left the Dunk farm on Sunday morning
apparently in good spirits. He boarded a trolley car and spent the day
with friends. Sunday evening upon his arrival at the farm he procured a
lantern and went to the creamery, where he wrote his goodbye in
Hollandish on the back of an advertising poster. He then proceeded to
the cow stable where he secured a rope and went up to the second story
of the barn. He made a noose in the rope and tied it to a brace on one
of the supports, and then hung himself, leaving the lighted lantern
near him on the floor. Mr. Dunk and another farm employee missed him
from his bed on Monday morning and started to search for him and found
him as described about 7 o'clock. It is reported that in time of bad
weather he would often become melancholy, and it is thought that this
is the reason for his rash act. He is about 23 years of age and is
survived by his parents and brother in Holland; also one brother, Peter
Stockerman, and a brother-in-law, Frank DeBolt, who reside near Newark.
From Ontario County Journal 16 November 1877
Victor, N. Y. - Died on Friday, Nov. 9th, in this village, Mrs.
aged 89 years. One by one the old
residents of this place are being called to their last resting place.
Mrs. Stockwell was the oldest lady residing in this town, and she
has at last passed away to that better home to which her aged husband
passed several years ago. Mrs. Stockwell has been a resident of
this town about 61 years. She was born and brought up among the
green hills of Vermont, and after marriage, in company with her
husband, emigrated to this place. She leaves one daughter and a
son. The funeral was held at the M. E.
church on Sunday last, Rev. Mr. Chamberlaine preaching the funeral
From Geneva Advertiser 1 June 1897
After an illness of about four weeks, and confinement to his bed two weeks, Melotha M. Stockwell passed
away Saturday, May 29th, at eight p.m., aged 82 years, 11 months, 20
days. He suffered a great deal at first, but as the end approached
became unconscious and fairly died while asleep. The funeral was held
from the M. E. Church yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock; interment in
the family plot in Washington Street Cemetery. Mr. Stockwell was born
in Kingsbury, N. Y., June 9th, 1814. He was married to Miss Samantha
Wight in 1837, and they came to Geneva in 1840, and it has been their
home to the last. Three children were born to them, but only one
survived, Myron H., who was their main support in the declining years
of the old couple. Mrs. Stockwell died July 30th, 1888. Mr. Stockwell,
though a plain, unassuming man, had the respect of all because of his
honesty and strict integrity, and will be sincerely mourned by his
neighbors and friends.
From Ontario County Times 21 May 1890
Dr. Amos Stoddard, of Naples, died at his home in that village
yesterday morning in the 69th year of his age, of heart failure. Dr.
Stoddard had been ailing for several weeks, but had been frequently on
the streets until a few days ago. He was the oldest physician in Naples
and had been identified with the business interests of the town for
nearly fifty years.
From Ontario County Journal 14 December 1917
Mrs. Catherine Stoddard, aged 83 years, passed away at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. F. M. Curtis, West Gibson street, on Sunday. Besides
her daughter, she leaves two sons, Frank Stoddard of Phelps, and
Chester Stoddard of Auburn; one sister, Mrs. F. F. Conklin of Albany;
and a brother, William L. Parkhurst of Canandaigua. Rev. G. W. Scudder,
pastor of the Universalist Church, officiated at the funeral services
held at the late home on Wednesday. Interment was in the Chapman
From Clifton Springs Press March 1944
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Charles S. Stoddard, 76, died last
Monday, March 20, 1944, at his home in Mill Pond road. Surviving are
his wife, Mrs. Mary Stoddard; two sons, George and Charles Stoddard,
all of Holcomb; and one daughter, Mrs. George Strapp of Ionia; also
several grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday
afternoon in the home, Rev. Walter C. Schaeffer, pastor of the First
Congregational church, officiating. Burial was in East Bloomfield
From Ontario County Chronicle 26 November 1902
Chauncey Stoddard died at his home in Pearl street Saturday
afternoon, aged 45 years. Death was due to Bright's disease. He was for
years in the grocery house now owned by W. W. Wilcox, first with N.
Grimes & Son, then with Hollister N. Grimes and then continued with
Mr. Wilcox up to a year ago, when he resigned to accept a position as
agent for the National Protective Legion. The legion together with a
large number of friends attended the funeral on Monday. He is survived
by his widow.
From Clifton Springs Press 8 June 1922
Elwyn G. Stoddard, aged 27, of Shortsville, died in Philadelphia on
Saturday. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Morgan Stoddard. In 1916, he
entered into partnership with his father and brothers in the
undertaking and furniture business. His wife was Miss Marjorie Phalen
of Stanley. He was a member of Garoga Lodge, F. & A. M., of Clifton
Springs, Canandaigua Chapter, Zenobia Commandery and Damascus Temple,
A. A. O. N. M. S. of Rochester. He leaves his wife, one son, his
parents, and two brothers Stanley E. and Claire A. The funeral, which
was held at the family home on Monday afternoon, was conducted by
Garoga Lodge, with an escort from the Commandery.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 8 May 1907
Holcomb, N. Y. - On Monday, April 29, occurred the death of Mr.
of Holcomb, at the ripe old age of 87 years and 8
months. Mr. Stoddard was one of Ontario County's oldest residents,
having resided in and near Victor during most of his life. He was born
August 14, 1819, and after his parents died he lived with the late
Rufus Humphrey of Boughton Hill, where he attended the Boughton Hill
district school and received a common school education. When he was 21
years of age he went west to take up a claim where he remained but a
few years. December 20, 1854, he married Mary Ann Fox at the Fox
homestead which belonged to the original Phelps and Gorham purchase, a
grant of which land was taken by Mr. Fox and at his death, transferred
to Mr. Stoddard, where he has since resided till the time of his death.
Mr. Stoddard celebrated the 87th birthday last August by entertaining
one hundred relatives and friends, and then in health and strength
belying his years. He was respected and beloved by all who came in
contact with him. In politics he was a staunch Republican and cast his
first vote for our tenth president and has never failed to vote at a
presidential election. Beside his many friends there survive to mourn
his death, his wife, three daughters, Mrs. A. B. Mason and Mrs. Isaiah
Norton of Holcomb; and Mrs. Thomas Lanning of Honeoye Falls; and one
son, Charles of Holcomb; two granddaughters, Mrs. Timothy Donovan of
Troy, Mrs. John E. Purdy of Canandaigua; four grandsons, Mr. Leslie
Lanning of Honeoye Falls, Mr. Thomas Norton of Wayland, William and
Archie Mason of Holcomb; and two infant great grandchildren. The
funeral was held at his late residence Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock,
Rev. Boynton of Baptist Hill, officiating. Interment was in the Rice
Cemetery. Six grandsons acted as bearers. The honorary bearers were: A.
B. Welch, Henry Davis, Cholett Collins, David Thomas, William Norton
and O. H. Swift.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 23 January 1938
Hopewell, N. Y. - Mrs. Gertrude M. Stoddard, 54, of this
place, died Friday. Funeral services will be conducted in the home of
Mrs. Frank Stoddard in the County Home Rd., Hopewell, at 2:30 p.m.
tomorrow with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua. Mrs. Stoddard
leaves a son and daughter, Harold Stoddard and Miss Helen E. Stoddard
of Hopewell; two sisters, Mrs. George Decker and Miss Grace Brizee,
Seneca Castle; a brother, Albert Brizee, Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Journal 29 June 1906
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Hannah Stoddard, after three months of
suffering, died on June 22, aged 76 years. She had lived since her
young girlhood in Naples, though her birthplace was Almond. At 20 years
of age she married Absalom Seacord, a merchant here. He died on May 20,
1861. Some years later she married Dr. Amos Stoddard, a widower with
three children, and to them she greatly endeared herself by her kind
and wise guardianship. She had one daughter, now Mrs. Alice
Bartholomew, by her first husband, and at her home she died. She was
greatly beloved by her family and friends, and was exceedingly useful
in church and society. One older sister, Mrs. Sarah Lyon, is left of
her family. Her brothers, well-known business men, were James N. and
George A. Gordon. Her stepchildren are Park J. and Miss Alice Stoddard.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 January 1942
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Irving W. Stoddard died Sunday at
the age of 82 years. He was born at Moravia, N. Y., and has lived in
Clifton Springs for more than 50 years, where for 30 years he was
employed by the Clifton Springs Sanitarium. He was an active member of
the Methodist church, which he served many years as treasurer. He is
survived by his widow and one son, Harold Stoddard of Westfield, N. J.;
and one grandchild. Funeral services will be held from the home at 18
Taft Ave., Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., Rev. William M. Hydon officiating.
Burial in Clifton Springs cemetery.
From Naples Record 16 September 1871
DIED - In this village, on Wednesday, Sept. 13, Mrs. Jane Stoddard, wife
of Dr. A. Stoddard, aged 42 years. Mrs. Stoddard had passed her life
here amongst us, was greatly respected for her sterling christian
character, and her loss is seriously felt, not only by a husband,
children and relatives, and a neighborhood and society so long blessed
by her presence. She was happy in the Lord during her illness and full of faith in his presence.
From Phelps Citizen 3 May 1900
Mrs. John M. Stoddard died very suddenly Wednesday morning of heart
disease at her home in Gypsum, aged 78 years. The funeral was held from
the home Saturday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Mr. Flak of Lyons
officiating. Interment was made in the Gypsum cemetery. Deceased leaves
a husband and four sons to mourn her loss.
From Geneva Gazette 23 March 1849
Died, in this village on Friday, the 16th inst., Robert W.
Stoddard, Esq., in the 72nd year of his age. Mr. Stoddard was a
son of Maj. Luther Stoddard, of the army of the Revolution. He was a
native of Salisbury in the State of Connecticut, and emigrated to this
place in the year 1796, and soon after entered the practice of law, in
which, by the vigor and activity of his mind, he attained a respectable
standing in the first rank of his profession. He had been confined to
his house nearly a year by a painful illness, during which time he
turned his thoughts more particularly to the concerns of the future,
and manifested a lively and cheerful reliance on the merits of a
crucified Savior, which rendered the closing scene of his life tranquil
and happy. Thus has he gone to his rest, leaving a worthy family to
mourn their bereavement; and adding another to the constantly recurring
warning to us all, that we too must soon pass from this to another
From Ontario Repository and Messenger 21 May 1873
Mr. Russell Stoddard,
a prominent and influential citizen of
the town of Manchester, died at his residence in that town on Sunday
last. Mr. Stoddard had reached the advanced age of 84 years.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 February 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Warren C. Stoddard,
one of Ontario's
best-known and most respected citizens, died at his lifelong home in
the town of Hopewell Tuesday night, after about three weeks'
confinement to his bed. He had
been ailing for the past year with palsy and other infirmities of age.
He was about 79 years old, and leaves, besides his wife, two sons,
and Frank Stoddard, and a daughter, Mrs. S. M. Curtis, of Hopewell. Mr.
Stoddard was known all through this section, as at one time he was the
surveyor and engineer, and his knowledge of boundary lines made him a
witness in many land suits.
From Geneva Courier 19 November 1879
Mrs. Edward Stokoe
died on Sunday, the 16th instant, at the
residence of her family, near Halls Corners. Her age was 65
years. She had lived probably twenty-five years at Halls Corners,
moving there from Gorham, the scene of her girlhood. Mrs. Stokoe was
first married to Mr. Phillips, father of A. J. Phillips, now supervisor
of Gorham; and then to Mr. Stokoe. She was a lady of
excellent mind and amiable qualities, endearing her to a very large
circle of friends. Her funeral was appointed for Tuesday, at 11 o'clock.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 May 1922
Stanley, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth Stokoe, age 80, died Monday night
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jennie Beard, after a week's illness.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jennie Beard of Hall, Mrs.
George Davie of Stanley; one son, William Stokoe of Stanley; one
brother, William Symonds; and eight grandchildren. The funeral will be
held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of Mrs. Jennie
Beard, Penn Yan Road, the Rev. A. B. Temple of Hall officiating. Burial
in the Gorham Cemetery.
From Penn Yan Democrat 9 January 1920
Died in Jerusalem, January 3, 1920, Mrs. Elizabeth Stokoe, aged
79 years. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John G. Dixon. She
had always lived in the town of Gorham until recently, when she went to
her daughter's home for care. She leaves two sons, John L. Stokoe, of
Gorham, and James M. Stokoe of Geneva; and the daughter, The funeral
was held Tuesday afternoon from her Gorham home.
From Ontario County Journal 23 February 1912
Stanley, N. Y. - This community was shocked Tuesday evening to hear that Howard Stokoe, a
young man living near Gorham, had shot himself. Mr. Stokoe and family,
consisting of his wife, a son and daughter, moved from the village of
Hall a year ago onto his father's farm near Gorham village. His father
found his dead body on going into the barn about 5 o'clock Tuesday
afternoon. His motive for doing the rash act is not known. A wife, two
children, father and mother, one sister and two brothers survive.
From Geneva Gazette 14 August 1891
Mrs. James Stokoe
of Gorham died at her home on Wednesday
last week, at the ripe age of 83 years. She was born at Hall's
Corners Sept. 17, 1808, one of a family of
four daughters and two sons, children of the late Edward Hall, one of
the pioneer settlers of that
region. The two surviving brothers are Thomas W. and Edward N.
Hall. The deceased was worthily and most highly esteemed as a
woman possessing every Christian virtue.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 December 1908
Gorham, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. James Stokoe, who
suddenly died on Thursday last, from a diseased heart, at her home near
Ferguson's Corners, took place on Sunday at the Methodist church, of
which she was a member, at the hour of morning service. Rev. Edward
Jarvis officiated and burial was in the Little Church Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 April 1910
Gorham, N. Y. - This community was again shocked by a sudden
death on Friday morning when Leonard Stokoe, a farmer living
east of this village near the "Little church," passed away. Mr. Stokoe
had been ailing during the past year with stomach trouble, and the last
few days had not been so well as usual, but his death was unlooked for.
He leaves besides his wife, one sister, Mrs. Austin Pulver, of this
village, and a brother, Charles Stokoe, who resides in the west. Burial
From Ontario County Journal 1 February 1918
Gorham, N. Y. - The death of T. P. Stokoe, 86 years of age,
took place at his home in this village on Thursday evening, Jan. 24. He
had been in feeble health for some time. He leaves, besides his wife,
two sons, James of Geneva, and John of Gorham; and one daughter, Mrs.
John Dixon of Penn Yan; also several grandchildren. The funeral took
place from the home on Saturday. Rev. J. L. Winnemore, pastor of the
Presbyterian church, conducted the services and burial was in Hill
From Ontario County Journal 4 May 1900
Gorham, N. Y. - The death of Thomas Stokoe occurred
on Monday night at his home near Stanley. Funeral services were held
from his home at 2 o'clock on Wednesday. Burial was at Gorham. His age
was 77 years. He leaves a widow, one son and three daughters.
From Ontario County Journal 1 December 1899
Reed's Corner, N. Y. - Harry Stone, one of the old and much
respected citizens, passed away on Sunday at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. S. B. Douglass. The funeral was held from the home on Wednesday.
From Ontario County Journal 29 December 1893
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - Again we are called upon to mourn the loss
of one of our people in the person of Mrs. Harvey Stone, who
died on Thursday of last week. She had only been sick for a short time,
and her death was a sad blow to her family. The funeral was held from
the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. B. Douglass on Saturday at 2 o'clock.
The interment was at Gorham cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 17 January 1919
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Rhoda Stone died on Saturday night at
the home of her son, George Stone, on Bob Nick. She was born in
Henrietta, Monroe county, in 1831. She was married to George Stone, who
died 20 years ago. Since then she had lived in Naples with her son. She
leaves two sons, George of Naples, and Louis of Rochester; and two
daughters, Mrs. Emma Hinckley of Cleveland, O., and Mrs. Edith Manley
of Livonia. Funeral services were held from the home on Tuesday
afternoon, Rev. A. B. Aldrich officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 24
Mrs. Seward Stone of Clifton Springs, who died Monday, was an
adopted daughter of Henry Wayne of this village.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 December 1909
Phelps, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Nancy Stonebridge was
held Thursday afternoon at the Stonebridge residence, four miles east
of Phelps, the services being conducted by Rev. C. C. MacLean, pastor
of the Phelps Presbyterian church. Burial was at Raymer's Cemetery.
Mrs. Stonebridge was born in the Town of Phelps and had always lived
here. She was 58 years of age. Surviving relatives are her husband,
James Stonebridge, one son, Ray Stonebridge of Phelps, five daughters,
Mrs. Frank Devalder of Rochester, Mrs. Albert Vanderbrooke of
Franklinville, Mass., Mrs. Bert Austin of Alloway and the Misses Ruth
and Minnie Stonebridge of Phelps, and three brothers, John, Noal and
Jefferson Parrish of the Town of Phelps.
From Shortsville Enterprise 7 May 1914
Mrs. Frances Storms, who resided with her adopted daughter, Mrs.
Martin Cooley, on the Lewis farm just south of the village, died at the
Hospital of Physicians and Surgeons at Canandaigua on Tuesday shortly
after an operation for tumor. Her age was 69 years. She moved to the
Lewis farm with the Cooleys in the spring of 1913. Besides Mrs. Cooley,
the survivors are four sisters and two brothers. Mrs. Charles Perhamus,
of Canandaigua, is one of the sisters. The funeral will be held this
Thursday afternoon at Canandaigua and interment will be made in that
From Ontario County Journal 28 July 1911
Hopewell, N. Y. - The funeral of John Storms, one of
the oldest and most respected residents of this place, who died Sunday
at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Martin Cooley, near Chapin, was held
from his late home here on Tuesday afternoon. The services were
conducted by Rev. B. D. Showers, pastor of the Methodist church. The
interment was in Woodlawn cemetery at Canandaigua. Mr. Storms was 74
years of age. Death was due to heart trouble from which he had been a
sufferer for some time, but had been feeling better for a few days.
Accompanied by his wife, he was spending the day with their daughter
and was just remarking how much better he felt, when, almost without a
moments warning, the death messenger came. Mr. Storms was born in Ohio
and moved near Lyons and Clyde, where he lived a number of years. He
was first married to Miss Elvira Cole of Melvin Hill. In 1877 he
married Miss Frances Welcher, near here, who survives him; also a
daughter, Mrs. Martin Cooley, and a sister, Mrs. William Cole, of the
From Geneva Gazette 30 June 1899
Willard Storms of Phelps recently committed suicide by shooting
himself. He was immediately related to an old and well-known
family of that town. His self destruction is attributed to
From Ontario County Journal 11 May 1900
Naples, N. Y. - Josiah Story died at his home on Wednesday night
after a brief illness. He was 73 years of age and is survived by a wife
and two children, Mrs. Dewey W. Crittenden of Rochester, and Stephen A.
Story of Naples. A brother, Lester Story, and a sister, Mrs. J. D.
Paterson of Canandaigua, survive.
From Geneva Gazette 26 December 1890
Mr. Albert Stotenbur died at the residence of his mother on
William street at an early hour Wednesday morning last. The
deceased was a gallant soldier of the late war, a member of 4th Heavy
Artillery N. Y. V., and a member of Swift Post No. 94 since its
organization. He was greatly beloved by his comrades and indeed
by all who knew him. For several years past Mr. Stotenbur
conducted the "privileges" department on the Seneca Lake steamers, and
in such manner as gave satisfaction alike to the company and its
patrons. He has been the mainstay of his widowed mother and only
sister for a great many years, to whom in their great bereavement we
extend heartfelt sympathy.
From Geneva Advertiser 7 March 1893
In the death of Mrs. E. Stotenbur, which occurred last
Saturday morning at the age of 71 years. With one exception, that
of her daughter Electa, the entire family sleep in the burial ground.
She had passed through many trials and vicissitudes, now all
happily ended. The daughter takes her place in caring for a
brother's family of four children, left orphans at an early age. We
have since learned that she was born
in Norfolk County, England, and came to this country in 1841, taking up
her home in Geneva that year. Her husband died in 1855. The
funeral will be held from her home
tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock.
From Ontario County Chronicle 26 February 1902
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Eliphalet Stotenburg died very suddenly about
o'clock Thursday morning at her home on East Main Street. She had been
a few days with a severe cold but otherwise was in good health. She
early in the morning and after warming herself retired to bed again;
7 o'clock her daughter entered the room and made the discovery that her
had passed away. Mrs. Stotenburg was born in Columbia county 83 years
but had been a resident of Phelps for a number of years. She was a
of the Presbyterian church, and is survived by her husband and two
From Geneva Gazette 16 January 1874
Mr. Abram Stotenburgh, residing near Clifton, died quite suddenly
of heart disease on Friday last. He sat by his fireside
conversing with a neighbor who had called upon him, when he suddenly
fell over upon the hot stove; and on being rescued, which was done
instantly, it was found that life was extinct.
From Ontario County Journal 8
Canadice, N. Y. - John Stout, the oldest inhabitant of this town,
quietly departed this life at his home on the east side of Canadice
lake, on Thursday last, aged 93 years and nine months. His funeral was
held from his late residence Saturday forenoon. For many years, Mr.
Stout has been a resident here, and he leaves behind an aged and infirm
companion, and many other friends and acquaintances who esteemed him in
life, and who cherish his memory in death.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 December 1902
Cora C. Stoutenberg, wife of William H. Stoutenberg, proprietor of
creamery, died at 5:30 o'clock this morning at her late home, 330 Main
street, aged 28 years. The cause of death was
an acute attack of peritonitis. The deceased came to this city four
years ago from Milo. During her residence in this city she was a
member of the First Presbyterian church. She is
survived by her husband, one son, William A. Stoutenberg; one brother,
Dr. W. F.Sxxxx of Cleveland, Ohio, and her grandmother, Mrs. Eunice
Ray, of this city. Clarence H. Steer of this city is an uncle of
the deceased. The funeral will take place at 2:30 o'clock Sunday
afternoon, from the house. Rev. W. W. Weller will officiate.
Interment will be in Glenwood cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 April 1905
Phelps, N. Y. - Eliphlet Stoutenburg, ninety-four years old, died
yesterday morning. He had been in failing health for
some time, but up to two weeks ago he had been quite active. His death
is attributed to his advanced age, together with other complications.
Mr. Stoutenburg was born a Hyde Park, Dutchess county, October 15 1811.
He came to this part of the state when a young man and has lived in
this vicinity about fifty-four years. Thirty-five years ago he removed
to Phelps and has resided here continuously, living in the same home in
which he died. In 1839 he was united in marriage to Miss Clement T.
Knapp, who died November 17, 1878. Three daughters survive, Mrs. Louise
Ross and Miss M. Ellen Stoutenburg of Phelps, and Mrs. Allan Draper of
From Ontario County Chronicle 30 September 1903
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. T. W. Stoutenburg died of
paralysis at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. H. Allen, Saturday
evening, aged 69 years. She is survived by two daughters, Miss Ruby
Stoutenburg of Brooklyn, and Mrs. Allen, with whom she resided. Funeral
services were held at the house Monday p.m. at 3 o'clock. Burial in the
From Geneva Daily Times 1 June 1895
Death at Clifton Springs, May 31 - The death of Tobias
Stoutenburg occurred at his home, south of this place, at 10
o'clock yesterday, from heart troubles, at the age of 62 years.
The deceased was well-known and highly esteemed. He leaves
a wife and two daughters and one sister. The funeral will be held
from the house on Saturday afternoon, at 3:30 o'clock.
From Ontario County Journal 26 March 1897
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. M. Stowe died at her home in
this village on Monday, March 22, aged 76 years. She is survived by a
daughter, Miss M. Stowe of Clifton, and a son, Geo. W. Stowe of Buffalo.
From Geneva Gazette 25 February 1898
FOUND DEAD IN A BARN - The Strange Disappearance of Frank Stowell
Cleared Up - Jacob L. Beach and his son, Charles D. Beach,
residing at No. 87 Geneva street, had a startling experience at about
one o'clock yesterday afternoon. Having occasion to use a box which was
stored under a carriage in the rear of the house, Chas. D. Beach,
accompanied by his father went to the barn to secure it. Removing
a wheelbarrow which stood under the carriage, the younger Beach pulled
forth the box. As he did so he observed a man lying under
the rear of the carriage with his face close to the east
side of the barn. Calling to his father, he told him of the discovery,
saying that he thought the man was drunk. With the aid of his
son, Mr. Beach pulled the carriage away, then took hold of the man who
lay on his side. Turning the stranger over so that his face became
exposed, Mr. Beach at once discovered that he was dead. The body rested
upon some bagging. The face and neck were of a purple or reddish color.
An examination of the bagging by the GAZETTE
reporter disclosed a discoloration which proved to be blood. John
Ryan, butcher, viewed the body and immediately identified it as that
of Frank Stowell, who disappeared on the night of Feb. 8th.
Stowell had been drinking heavily, and it is supposed that while
intoxicated he wandered into the barn to sleep off the effects of the
liquor. The deceased was about 42 years of age, married and
his wife is in Steuben county. Stowell has resided in Geneva for
about seven years. He was formerly caretaker of Pulteney Park
and also was employed by some of our citizens in caring for lawns,
cutting wood, etc. The body was removed to the morgue in the rear of
Borgman's furniture warehouse. An inquest will be held as
soon as possible. Chief of Police Kane is of the opinion that
death was due to drink and exposure.
When Stowell left his home, he acted very strange; and as if he was
somewhat demented. Since his disappearance, the police have made a
diligent search for him, but no trace could be found. It has been
the opinion that Stowell had committed suicide by jumping into Seneca
Lake. Coroner O. H. Wright was notified of the finding of the body. He
has directed Undertaker Fletcher to take charge of the remains.
Frank Stowell leaves a wife, two brothers and one son. Burial
From Shortsville Enterprise 13 December 1944
The death of William H. Stowell of the Outlet Road, town of
Manchester, occurred at his home last week Tuesday afternoon, December
5, at the age of 67 years. Mr. Stowell is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Harriet Coates Stowell; three daughters, Mrs. Leon Dibble, Mrs. Rupert
Raymer and Mrs. Thos. Brown of Geneva; two brothers, James Stowell of
Rochester and Harry Stowell of Waterloo; a sister, Mrs. Flora Stowell
of Union Springs; and several nieces and nephews. Obsequies were held
from a funeral home in Clifton Springs on Friday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock, with the Rev. Leon L. Swarthout, pastor of Manchester Baptist
church, officiating. The remains were laid at rest in Sunnyside
Cemetery, Manchester town.
From Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 30 August 1934
Naples, Aug. 29 - George C. Straight, 65, died this morning at
his home near here. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the
home, with burial in Rose Ridge Cemetery, Naples. Survivors include his
widow, Mrs. Harriet E. Clement Straight; four daughters, Mrs. Jesse
Hulburt, Mrs. Charles Silco, and Mrs. Lewis Silco, all of Pittsford;
and Mrs. Burr Mantel of Naples; a son, Arthur Straight, Pittsford; five
brothers, Arthur of California, William of Wolverine, Mich., Albert of
Newfield, John of Springwater and Erwin of East Rochester; two sisters,
Mrs. Jean Roberts and Mrs. Ray Mitchell of Ithaca.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 April 1934
Mrs. Rose Marie Stramandinoli, wife of Frank Stramandinoli, died
last evening at the family home, 9 Wadsworth street, after a long
illness. She leaves her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Natale Talome and
Mrs. Joseph Luzzi of Geneva; and one son, Michael; twenty-four
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Fortunato
Carnevale of Geneva; and one brother, Peter Carnevale of Italy. The
funeral will be held Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock from the home and
10 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales church. Burial will be made in St.
From Clifton Springs Press 16 April 1931
Funeral services for Mrs. Ralph O. Stratton of Park avenue,
who died in Memorial hospital, Thursday morning, were held from the
home Saturday, at 3 o'clock, Rev. Stephen S. Pratt, former pastor of
the Methodist church, officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Stratton was born in Clifton Springs April 19, 1892. She had been
a resident of this city for six years. Besides her husband, who is
secretary of the local Y. M. C. A., she leaves two sons, Allen and
George, both of this city; her mother, Mrs. George Lehr of Clifton
Springs, and two sisters, Mrs. Alma Lehr Mosher of Rochester and Mrs.
Lucian M. Shepherd of Evanston, Ill.
From Ontario County Journal 20 September 1878
Mrs. Mary Street, wife of Oliver Street, of this village, died
suddenly at their residence on Coach street, Saturday evening last
between six and seven o'clock. Mrs. Street had been alone during
most of the afternoon, and when her little son returned home
a little after six o'clock he found her on the floor. Not supposing her
dead, he attempted to wake her and then went out and hailed
Charles Jackson who came in and found her dead. She had received a gash
on the forehead in falling against the window, a light of which was
broken. Neighbors were called and a physician sent for, but
life had been extinct, in the the opinion of the physician, about
half an hour when he arrived, though the body was still warm. An
inquest was held at Coroner Shannon's office on Monday when Doctors
Smith and Simmons, each of whom had previously treated Mrs. Street,
testified that she had been troubled with some difficulty about the
was believed to have been the cause of her sudden death. There was
no evidence that death resulted from any other cause. She had been
apparently as well as usual during the day. Mrs. Street was about 32
years of age.
From Naples Record 13 December 1873
Died, on Monday, Dec. 8, at his residence on Vine St., Lyman H. Strobridge, aged
46 years. Mr. Strobridge has been ailing for weeks and was not thought
seriously ill until the last two weeks of his sickness. Inflammation of
the lungs set in and was the cause of his death. The funeral was
attended from the Christian Church Wednesday at 1 p.m. Mr. Strobridge
had lived here but a few years, but by his upright, neighborly,
christian deportment had gained many friends, and his loss is sincerely
deplored. He leaves a wife and three small children who have the
sympathy of our community.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 5 June 1938
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Jones Strokirk, 63, died here
Saturday in her home, 63 Granger St. Surviving are the husband, Carl
A.; two sons, Edward and Joseph, Hillsdale, N. J.; a daughter, Mrs.
Charles Kiel, Canandaigua; two brothers, Martin Jones, Cheshire, and
Osborne Jones, Wenatche, Wash. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m.
tomorrow in a local funeral home with burial in Pine Bank Cemetery,
From Ontario County Times 23 September 1891
Port Gibson, N. Y. - Another of our old citizens has passed away. Mr. Ashbel Strong, died
at his home on Saturday afternoon at the age of about 80 years. He
leaves an aged wife, three sons and two daughters. The funeral was held
at the home on Monday afternoon.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 June 1908
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Katharine Parker Strong, wife of Levi Strong,
a lifelong resident of Naples, died at Dr. Green's Sanitarium, Castile,
Thursday night, aged 65 years. Mrs. Strong was the oldest daughter of
the late Joseph and Hermeone Parker. She was devotedly attached to the
Methodist church and was a persistent worker for temperance and other
reforms. She leaves her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Rose Fisher of
Warsaw, Mrs. Nellie Hubbard and Mrs. W. . Seamans of Naples; a son,
Arthur, one sister, Mrs. John F. White of Mount Morris, and two
brothers, A. L. Parker of Detroit, and Elihu.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 June 1908
Naples, N. Y. - The funeral of George W. Strong, late of
South Bristol, took place Saturday afternoon. Immediately after a visit
with his neighbor, Moses Garnet, in his own yard, Mr. Strong fell and
died. He was a large, portly man and had just stated that he was
feeling well. He was one of the youngest veterans living in this
vicinity, being but 59. He served three years in company G, 146th New
York Infantry. He joined Bingham Post G. A. R. in Naples in 1902 and
was transferred in 1907. He lost a son three years ago in the
Philippines, who was also a United States soldier. Mr. Strong leaves a
wife, a son, and two married daughters. the interment was at Baptist
From Geneva Daily Times 10 April 1899
Henry B. Strong, the father of Mrs. George Devine, died at the home
of his daughter on South Exchange street Saturday at the advanced age
of 74 years. The funeral took place at 3 o'clock this afternoon, Rev.
C. O. S. Kearton, curate of Trinity church, officiating. Interment was
in Washington Street Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 14 December 1917
Bristol Valley, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Rachel Strong, wife
of the late George Strong, was held at the Methodist church on Tuesday.
Rev. W. E. Searles officiated. She had been in feeble health for some
time. For the past 15 weeks she had been with her daughter, Mrs. J. O.
Bates, west of Bristol, where she died. She had lived a good part of
her life in Bristol Valley. She leaves three children, Mrs. J. C.
Bates, Mrs. George Saunders of East Bloomfield, and William Strong, of
Canandaigua town, and a number of grandchildren.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 October 1917
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Rhoda L. Strong, wife
this village, occurred last night at her home after
a long illness. Besides her husband, she leaves one brother, George
Grinnell, of Victor. The funeral will be held at the First Baptist
Church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made in Clifton
From Ontario County Journal 20 October 1882
Manchester, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Jennie Stroup, which
M. E. Church last Saturday, was very largely attended.
Her remains were interred in the new cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 September 1897
The funeral of Cornelius Stroyer, who died Monday at his
home, 414 Exchange street, took place at Glenwood yesterday. The
deceased was 73 years of age, and had resided in Geneva all his life.
From Ontario County Journal 6 July 1883
Canadice, N. Y. - An accident befel Alpheus Struble, a
son of John Struble of Canadice, on Saturday, which resulted fatally.
The boy worked for Alvin McCrossen and on that
day toward dark started to drive the cows from the lot. He was found
some time afterwards with his skull broken, which is supposed to have
been the result of a kick from a horse. Drs. Becker of Hemlock, and
Richmond of this village, attended the injured boy, but he only lived
the following Monday. He was about fifteen years old, and his sudden
taking off is sad indeed for his parents and friends. Livonia
From Ontario County Journal 1 February 1884
Canadice, N. Y. - Mrs. Arsilla Struble, an old resident of this
town, died on Monday. Cause said to be Bright's disease
of the kidneys. The funeral services were held at the church on the
16th ult., Rev. Abbott officiating. She leaves a husband, three sons,
and three daughters to mourn her loss.
From Ontario County Journal 4 May 1900
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - On Friday occurred the death of Mrs.
aged 79 years, at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
William Vanaken. Mrs. Struble had been a resident of this place for
about 60 years. She had been in ill health the past year and her death
was not unexpected. She was an active member of the Methodist church
and Sunday school. She leaves three sons, Edward Cramer of
Hornellsville; Alfred J. of Batavia, and William of Nevado, Mo.; and
three daughters, Mrs. Adelaide Myer and Mrs. Elizabeth Estes of East
Buffalo, and Mrs. William Vanaken of this place. The funeral services
were held from the Vanaken home on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the
Rev. L. N. Stevens, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 21 December 1917
Allens Hill, N. Y. - Mrs. John Hays was called to Naples last week by the death of her father, Charles M. Struble,
who died at his home on Dec. 11, with burial at Rose Ridge cemetery,
Naples. Mr. Struble was a Civil war veteran and enlisted in the Fourth
New York Heavy Artillery in 1863, and served until the close of the
war. He was a member of the Honeoye Masonic Lodge, and a member of the
Grand Army Post at Naples. Mr. Struble was well-known throughout
Ontario county, and was held in high esteem by many friends. He is
survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Hays, of this place, and
Mrs. William Dewick and one son, Burt Struble, of Naples. Friends
tender deepest sympathy to the family in their bereavement.
From Ontario County Journal 4 March 1898
Canadice, N. Y. - Mrs. Emily Struble, an old resident of this
town, died at the home of her son, Gilbert Struble, on the 23d of
February, at the age of 73 years. Funeral services were held on Friday
at the house, interment being in the Canadice Hollow cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 24 June 1910
Canadice, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Emma Struble was
home on Sunday. She had been sick for months with
consumption and was a great sufferer, patient and uncomplaining to the
last, resigned even to leaving her two little girls, aged four and
seven years, and her husband in his loneliness. She calmly faced the
inevitable and waited for the summons. She was a consistent Christian,
a member of the M. E. church, a loving mother, and faithful wife. Cyrus
Allen and wife, Jay Allen and William Allison of Canandaigua, were
present at the funeral.
From Ontario County Journal 8 December 1905
Canadice, N. Y. - This community was greatly shocked on Monday noon to learn that F. Gilbert Struble had
committed suicide by hanging. Mr. Struble left home that morning to go
to a neighbor's on an errand. He made his errand known at the house and
went on to the barn, where it is supposed he immediately hung himself,
as he had been there some time when he was discovered at noon by two
school boys, who went to the barn for hay. Mr. Struble was an
industrious, upright man, respected by all. He had been despondent at
times for a few days, but on Monday seemed very cheerful. He had always
resided in this place, with the exception of six years when he lived in
Wayland. His age was 51 years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Claire and Mildred, and one son, Edwin. The
funeral was held from the church yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev.
F. H. Dickerson officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 21 December 1900
Canadice, N. Y. - Mrs. Hopey Struble died at the home of her
son, Adelbert, on Saturday, aged 68 years. The cause of death was
apoplexy. The members of the family were away from home and on their
return found Mrs. Struble dead. The funeral was held from the house on
Tuesday at 10:30 o'clock. She leaves three sons, John of Livonia,
Adelbert and Herman; and one daughter, Mrs. William Cronin, all of this
place. Mrs. Struble was a sister of the late Makelvous Huff of Richmond.
From Ontario County Journal 1 November 1901
Canadice, N. Y. - Isaac Struble, an old resident of this
place, was found dead in his home, near Honeoye lake, last Saturday by
Peter Ross. Mr. Ross had not seen him about as usual and on going over
found him lying on the floor dead. About 35 years ago Mr. Struble moved
to Missouri, where he lived until about five years ago, when he came
back to this place. His remains were taken to the home of Edward Bacon
and services were held on Monday at the church, Rev. Sowers
officiating. He leaves a wife and six children of Hamilton, Mo., and
one sister, Mrs. Hannah Sharpstein of Richmond. His age was about 79
From Ontario County Journal 17 January 1913
Canadice, N. Y. - John Struble, whose illness has been
mentioned, died at an early hour on Wednesday morning. He was born in
this town 57 years ago and was the oldest son of Simeon and Hopey
Struble. He had lived here nearly all his life. He was married to
Stella Bailey, who died three years ago. He is survived by two sons,
Howard of this place, and Leon of Springwater; two daughters, Miss
Elizabeth Struble of Rochester, and Miss Ethel Struble of Livonia; one
sister, Mrs. Libbie Cronin of this town; and two brothers, Adelbert of
Springwater and Herman of this place.
From Ontario County Journal 18 February 1887
Canadice, N. Y. - John M. Struble, an old resident of
this town, died on the 26th of January. He moved here from New Jersey
fifty-nine years ago, and with the exception of a year or two he had
lived on the farm on which he died. He was nearly sixty-seven years of
age. He leaves several children and a widow to mourn his loss.
From Ontario County Times 10 April 1889
Canadice, N. Y. - John W. Struble, a former resident of this
town, died in Springwater yesterday, at the age of 46 years. He was,
during the late war, a member of the old Pennsylvania Buck Tail
From Ontario County Journal 18 May 1888
Naples, N. Y. - Miss Nettie Struble, of West Hollow, in
this town, died on Tuesday, aged 20 years, at her home with her
grandfather, O. P. Pierce. This affliction is very severe, as Miss
Struble was so very essential to the happiness of the families of which
she was a member.
From Ontario County Journal 2 July 1880
Canadice, N. Y. - Noah Struble,
an old and highly esteemed resident of this town, died
at his home on Saturday afternoon, June 26th, aged about 65
years. Mr. Struble had been in poor health for some time, but
even his immediate family did not expect the messenger of death so
soon. One week before his death, he attended a picnic on Honeoye
Lake, but was taken quite sick before he reached home. For many years
he has been a member of the M. E. church, in the services of which he
at all times took an active part.
From Naples Record 23 January 1875
Canadice, N. Y. - Mrs Phoebe Struble died at the residence of
her son-in-law, Joseph Tague, on the 5th inst, aged 83 years. The
funeral rites were conducted from the M. E. church by the Rev. S. M.
Dayton, in the presence of a large congregation of relatives and
friends. Aunt Phoebe has long been an earnest, consistent christian,
and was beloved by all who knew her. She was the widow of Dr. Struble,
long a medical practitioner in this town. She was the mother of twelve
children, all but one of whom are living. Her last sickness was short,
and "like a shock of corn fully ripe" was gathered into the heavenly
From Ontario County Journal 3 December 1909
Canadice, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Stella Bailey Struble, wife
at a Rochester hospital on Friday night. Mrs.
Struble had been at the hospital a week and was supposed to be
recovering from an operation when suddenly taken worse. The remains
were brought to Springwater on Sunday and the funeral was held from the
Advent church at that place on Tuesday. Mrs. Struble is survived by her
husband and four children: Howard, of this place; Elizabeth, Leon and
Ethel of Livonia; three brothers, Joel Bailey of this place; Albert
Bailey of Springwater, and Root Bailey of Michigan; and two sisters,
Mrs. Sarah Hoppough of Wayland, and a sister living in Michigan.
From Livonia Gazette 17 July 1885
William Struble died at his home in Canadice last Friday morning,
after an illness of but three days. He had been repairing his barns and
on Tuesday, after having worked in the rain, was taken with chills, and
the disease rapidly developed into inflammation of the bowels. His age
was nearly 68 years. William Struble was one of the most prominent men
of his town, and we hazard nothing in saying that no man in Canadice had
more or warmer friends. Of genial disposition and generous impulses, it
was always to meet and converse with him, and his death is sincerely
mourned by many outside of his family and relatives. His whole life was
an honorable and useful one, and he left an example of industry and
integrity that will not be forgotten. He was active in church work, and
an appeal for any worthy object found him ready to contribute of his
time and means. The funeral was held Sunday, the Rev. Mr. Smith, his
pastor, officiating, and the whole town turned out do the last honors to
a man eminently deserving of them.
From Geneva Gazette 19 July 1837
Died, in this village, on Wednesday morning, 12th instant, Mrs.
Sarah Stryker, wife
of the Rev. Peter Stryker. Mrs. Stryker was the daughter of Harmanus
Barkerloo, of Long Island. The subject of this notice was his eldest
child. She was born in 1766, and was remarkable in early youth for
great loveliness of person and amiableness of character. In 1787 she
was united by marriage to the Rev. Peter Stryker, at present the oldest
minister in connection with the Reformed Dutch Church. After a union of
fifty years, she has left him with three sons and two daughters to weep
for her loss. They weep for her, not as lost, but as a most beloved
earthly friends, who has preceded them to that world of purity and of
love, which she was so well fitted to enter. At an early period of
life, when the vanities of the world are most alluring, she was drawn
by divine grace to the Savior of sinners. His name she has professed,
and his cause she has honored by a well ordered life and conversation
of nearly fifty years. With a mind above the common order, the most
apparent traits of her character were prudence, delicacy, gentleness,
and benevolence, which, added to piety, formed an attractive cluster of
female excellencies. The world knew but little of her; enough to her
was it to be known of him whose precepts she studied and practiced.
From Phelps Citizen 20 October 1932
Winfield S. Stryker, a resident of the town of Phelps for the past
60 years, passed out his home on Friday evening, October 15th, 1932,
after an illness of only a few days, at the age of 85 years. Mr.
Stryker was born at Auburn, N. Y., on August 25th, 1847, and was the
only son of John and Maria Garritson Stryker. He had three sisters of
whom Mrs. J. V. Salisbury of Phelps is the only surviving one of their
family. On Feb. 11th, 1880, Mr. Stryker was married to Harriet J. Case
and with the exception of one year spent in the village, they have
spent their entire married life on the farm northwest of the village.
Nine children were born to them, three of them, Winfield, Arthur and
Clara have passed on. Besides his wife, the other surviving members of
his family are two daughters. Mrs. James Weston of Phelps, Mrs. John
Farwell of Geneva, and four sons, Daniel of White Plains, John of
Marion, Elmer of Phelps and Harold of Union Springs; also 13
grandchildren. The funeral was held at the home Monday afternoon, the
Rev. Charles J. Wood officiating, with burial in Rest Haven cemetery,
From Geneva Daily Times 15 October 1910
Mrs. Ann Montague Stuart, wife of Thomas A. Stuart, proprietor
of the Carrollton Hotel, died this morning after an illness of but a
few days. Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Robert
Fitzgerald and Miss Agnes E. Stuart. The remains will be taken to
Albany tomorrow morning at 8:35 o'clock on the New York Central train.
Interment in Albany.
From Victor Herald 13 February 1892
George Stubbs died at his home in this village
last Sunday afternoon, after a lingering illness for several months.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Legal at the
Universalist church on Wednesday afternoon. The interment was at
Boughton Hill cemetery. The deceased was born in Springfield, Ill., in
1840. When quite young his parents moved to this State, where he has
resided most of the time since. He was employed as clerk in Bradley's
store at East Bloomfield, and for a time at Syracuse with the same
parties. He was employed
in the store of Wm. Gallup & Co. a number of years, and made many
friends. Leaving this position, he formed a partnership with O. L.
Lobdell and went into the hardware business in the old Brace building.
This business was not successful, and after a few years the firm
was dissolved. Since that time Mr. Stubbs has been in poor health and
has not been actively engaged in business. The deceased has been a
of Milnor Lodge, F. and A. M., for the past twenty years. In politics
he was a Democrat, but never took a prominent part in politics. He was
a regular attendant at the Universalist church. In May, 1879, he
Miss Ella Armstrong, who, with two children, survive him; these, with
his sister, Mrs. J. D. Bement of Charlotte, Mich., have the sympathy
of a large circle of friends. Mr. Stubbs will long be remembered in
community as a man of sterling honesty and untiring industry, a kind
and father, and a model citizen.
From Ontario County Times 24 February 1864
On Tuesday, 16th instant, an Englishman named John Stubbs, living
Canandaigua on some business and returned on the
train at 2 o'clock p.m. He was seen to leave the depot at Victor
after the arrival of the train at that place, but did not reach home.
protracted absence excited the alarm of his family and neighbors and
next day a search for the missing man was commenced, which resulted in
his body, on the Friday following, in a swamp north of the railroad. It
no marks of violence, and it was evident that unfortunate man had been
to death. The deceased was a hard working, respectable man, about 50
old, and leaves a wife and two children.
From Ontario County Journal 5 July 1889
Ann F. Sturdevant - Rushville, N. Y. - After many years of
patient waiting and helplessness, the wasting process of pain and old
the life of one of our oldest residents in the death of the mother of
E. P. Sturdevant on June 27th at the age of 87 years. She came to this
with her husband 48 years ago. He died in 1865. Since then she has been
tenderly cared for by her children. For several years she has been
almost entirely helpless requiring constant care and attention which
has been faithfully
rendered by her kind and attentive son. The funeral was largely
the house on Saturday.
From Ontario Republican Times 11 February 1863
DIED - At the Convalescent Camp, near Alexandria, Va., Dec.
28th, 1862, of small pox, Homer Sturdevant, Co. F, 126th
Regt., N. Y. S. V., aged 19 years and 21 days, youngest son of L. and
E. L. Sturdevant, Hopewell, N. Y. His Captain pays him the following
tribute in a letter to his parents announcing his death:
Union Mills, Va., Jan. 18, 1863
I received a line today from the Surgeon of the Convalescent Camp near
Alexandria, and the contents thereof bring sad intelligence to me, and
doubt not it will to you. I say sad intelligence to me. I have a good
to say so, as he, Homer, was a very fine young man, and respected both
the officers and the whole Company; and we all feel as if we have lost
friend, and indeed we have. Homer was proved a true patriot and friend
his country. He died Dec. 29th, 1862, at the Convalescent Camp near
with small pox. We shall never see him again in this world, but God
that he may be added as a bright shining star in that better world
where the weary are at rest.
From Ontario County Journal 16 June 1911
Naples, N. Y. - Augustus B. Sturges, an old resident of
Naples, who had been slowly dying of a cancer for thirty years,
succumbed at last at the home of his son, Levi H., in East Bloomfield,
June 16. He had reached the age of 75 years. Settling in Naples in the
fifties, first in the village as a carpenter,
later in the township as a farmer. He made a brave struggle for life,
spending all he could earn for a cure of his dread disease, mostly at
the cancertorium in Rome. He first married Miss Hannah A. Johnson, of
Naples, and three children by her surviving: Levi and Mrs. Albright of
East Bloomfield, and William of Geneva. One daughter died young. He
married again Miss Augusta Dyer, who bore him one daughter, Grace, who
was adopted by Heath Miller of East Bloomfield, and is living there.
The body was brought to Naples on Sunday for burial in the family lot
in Rose Ridge cemetery. One sister, Mrs. Clarissa Shepherd, lives in
From Ontario County Journal 11 January 1901
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Augusta Sturges, wife of Augustus B.
Sturges, and daughter of Samuel Dyer, died on Wednesday, Jan. 2, aged
28 years. She was married about one year ago, while residing in
Rushville, and came immediately to Naples. She leaves a child three weeks old, both parents, two sisters and a brother.
From Naples Record 27 February 1875
William T. Such of this village died on Thursday morning, aged 64
years. He was an honest, faithful, upright citizen, and much respected
by all who knew him. He was employed for several years in the extensive
vineyards of Hon. E. B. Pottle until his decline. He leaves a wife and
five children to mourn and feel his loss. The funeral services were held
on Friday at 2 p.m. from the M. E. church, Rev. VanBenschoten
From Ontario County Journal 19 June 1896
Honeoye, N. Y. - Almond Sullivan, living on the west side of
Honeoye lake, town of Canadice, was buried on Wednesday, June 3. He was
taken ill at the home of a neighbor, Abner Jackman, where he remained
until he died two weeks later, being helped by the town, but was buried
by his sister, Mrs. Martha Nudd of Livonia. His age was 65 years.
Sullivan had the distinction of having been involved with the law more
times than any other person around here.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 4 April 1933
Mrs. Anna Sullivan entered into rest at her home in Holcomb Apr. 3.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Wilhelmina Lincoln of Holcomb;
one son, Walter Sullivan of New York; one brother, Richard Finn of
Rochester; and two nieces and two nephews. Services from the home
Wednesday, Apr. 5, at 8:30 o'clock and 9 o'clock at St. Bridget's
Church. Burial in St. Bridget's Cemetery
From Ontario County Journal 23 June 1911
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Catherine Sullivan, wife
of James Sullivan, occurred at her home north of here Tuesday evening
after a long illness. Mrs. Sullivan was born in Ireland 66 years ago,
and had lived in this town more than half a century. She is survived by
her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Matthew O'Brien of Canandaigua, and
Mrs. John Bergman of this town; and two sons, William of Philadelphia,
and Edward of Canandaigua. She is also survived by a sister, Mrs.
Charles Byron of Rochester, and three brothers, Patrick Murray of
Holley, and Jerry and William Murray of this town. The funeral will be
held from St. Bridget's church this morning.
From Ontario County Journal 15 October 1886
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Cornelius Sullivan died last
Sunday Eve. after a long illness, aged 80 years. His funeral was
attended on Tuesday at St. Bridgets church.
From Geneva Gazette 25 February 1898
Cornelius Sullivan, a venerable resident of the town, residing on
the Pre-emption road north of Loomis's, died died on Tuesday, aged
about 75 years. His funeral was held Thursday from St. Francis de
Sales Church. His wife died about four weeks ago.
From Clifton Springs Press 31 March 1921
Cornelius Sullivan died at his home on Hibbard avenue Sunday night,
after an illness of four months. He was 78 years old. He had been a
resident of Clifton Springs for 53 years and was for 35 years an
employee of the New York Central. He leaves a wife; two sons, D. J.
Sullivan and Bart Sullivan; and three daughters, Elizabeth and Kathryn
Sullivan, and Mrs. N. A. Waterman of Fruitland. The funeral was held at
St. Felix church on Wednesday morning.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 October 1897
The funeral of Daniel Sullivan was held this morning at 10
o'clock from the church of St. Francis de Sales. It was largely
of the fire companies of Geneva attending in a body. The floral
were many and beautiful. There were six honorary and six active pall
bearers, chosen from the Holtz Protective fire company. The interment
was in St.
Patrick's cemetery. The deceased was 24 years of age and unmarried,
besides his mother, two brothers and two sisters. The family and
wish to express their thanks to Mrs. Michael Hawkins for her kindness
Mr. Sullivan while he was ill.
From Ontario County Times 11 August 1875
Mrs. Deborah Sullivan - On Wednesday night of last week, Mrs.
Sullivan, employed as housekeeper by Father English, the pastor of the
Catholic church in this village, met with an accident which has since
resulted in her death. It seems that for some time past she has been a
somnambulist and has at various times been found walking about the home
in her sleep. On the night mentioned, she arose in her sleep and
passing out of her room into the hall, opened the window and stepped
out. This window is on the second floor, and she was precipitated to
the ground below, receiving injuries from which she died on Sunday.
From Clifton Springs Press October 1944
Mrs. Hattie Cooley Sullivan, widow of the late James Sullivan,
died suddenly of heart trouble, October 5, 1944, at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Thomas L. Smith, Canandaigua, whom she had been
visiting. A native of Farmington, she was a member of the
Plainsville King's Daughters Society. Besides the daughter, she leaves
a son, Adelbert Cooley, of Clifton Springs; a step-brother, Charles
Robinson of Lyons, and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held
Sunday afternoon from the home at Plainsville, the Rev. Harry M.
Shepson, pastor of the Phelps Baptist church, officiating. Interment
was made in Riverview Cemetery at Plainsville.
From Ontario County Journal 25 May 1894
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - James Sullivan died at his home here on
Tuesday morning, of consumption. He formerly resided in Buffalo, and
was in the employ of the White Sewing Machine Co. He was 26 years of
age, and leaves a wife and little daughter to mourn his loss. The
funeral was held Thursday morning from the Catholic church here,
interment at East Bloomfield.
From Victor Herald 28 July 1899
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - James Sullivan, a resident of West
Bloomfield for the past thirty years, died of inflammation of the
bowels Wednesday, aged 76 years. He was familiarly known as "Yankee"
Sullivan, and although a cripple was noted for his cheerful and jovial
disposition. His widow survives him; also two sons and two daughters.
From Ontario County Journal 16 April 1915
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of James Sullivan occurred
at his home in the northern part of the town on Wednesday morning,
after a long illness. The deceased was born in the County Cork,
Ireland, 75 years ago, but he is survived by four children, Mrs. M.
O'Brien of Canandaigua; Mrs. John Bergman of East Bloomfield; T. J.
Sullivan of Rochester and William Sullivan of this town. He is also
survived by nine grandchildren. The funeral will be held from St.
Bridget's church this morning, mass being said by Rev. P. A. Neville,
and interment will be made in the Catholic cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 4 September 1914
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral of Jeremiah Sullivan was
held at St. Bridget's church on Tuesday morning, conducted by Rev. P.
A. Neville. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery. Mr. Sullivan died
at Willard on Saturday, at the age of 83 years. He came from County
Clare, Ireland, about 50 years ago. and the greater part of his life
since had been spent in this town, where his wife died about eight
years ago. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Beirne, and
two grandchildren of Ilion.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 9 May 1906
Holcomb, N. Y. - On May 1st occurred the death of Mrs.
Jeremiah Sullivan. Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter,
Mrs. Margaret Beirne of Ilion.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 February 1898
The funeral of John Sullivan, who died at the Franklin house
Saturday morning, took place from St. Francis de Sales church this
morning at 11 o'clock. The porters of the different hotels in this city
acted as pallbearers. The remains were placed on board the 12:05 train
for Watkins where the interment took place.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 August 1908
John Sullivan, aged 40, died Wednesday afternoon at the home of
his mother, Mrs. John Sullivan, in New York. The remains will be
brought to this city tomorrow morning on the 7 o'clock train and taken
to the home of his brother, Henry Sullivan of No. 8 Jackson street.
Besides his mother, the survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Henry Brennan
of New York and Mrs. Michael Madden, and Mrs. George Hennessy of this
city; and one brother, Henry Sullivan. The funeral will take place
tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the house and at 2:30 from St.
Francis DeSales. Interment in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 20 December 1878
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Died in this village, Saturday, December
14th, Mrs. Margaret Sullivan, aged 41 years. Funeral services
at St. Bridget's Monday morning, Rev. Wm. Hughes officiating.
From Victor Herald 25 August 1899
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The remains of Miss Mary Sullivan, who
brought here and interred in the Catholic cemetery
From Ontario County Journal 30 September 1910
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Mary Sullivan
occurred at her home in this village Tuesday morning, September 20.
The deceased was born in Skibbereen, Ireland, 84 years ago. She is
survived by one daughter, Mary; one sister, Miss Ellen O'Neill of this
village; and one brother, Patrick O'Neill of Victor. Funeral services
were held at St. Bridget's church Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev.
Father Masseth of Canandaigua officiating. Interment was in St.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 September 1904
Michael Sullivan, of Lake street, a
laborer, was killed by being struck by an engine of a Fall
Brook freight train just before 9 o'clock Sunday morning. The
accident occurred at the Evans street crossing and Sullivan thought
he could cross the track before the train, which was going slowly,
reached him. He failed to do it, however, the engine struck him,
breaking his hip and making a severe scalp wound and causing internal
injuries. He was not so badly injured but that he could walk to the
a short distance away, assisted by the flagman, where he remained until
the ambulance arrived and he was taken to the hospital, where he was
attended. He was so badly hurt though, that he died at 1 o'clock.
Weyburn was notified, and after hearing the particulars, concluded it
was purely an accidental death and will hold no inquest. The deceased
leaves his wife, a daughter and three sons. The funeral will be held
at St. Francis church at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning.
From Victor Herald 7 November 1902
The funeral of Michael Sullivan, who died at Willard last
week, was held from St. Patrick's church Monday morning. The deceased
is survived by a widow residing in this town, and two daughters, Mrs.
B. Bushman of Warsaw and Mrs. T. O'Brien of Mendon.
From Ontario County Journal 20 November 1896
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Michael Sullivan, an old resident
and a veteran of the late war, died at his home here on Saturday
afternoon. He leaves, besides his widow, eight children: five sons,
Michael, Frank, William, James and Joseph; and three daughters, Mrs.
Thomas Mason, Mrs. Hurley and Miss May Sullivan, all of this place. The
funeral took place on Monday morning from St. Joseph's church, Rev.
Simon Fitz Simons officiating. Interment was at Lima.
From Ontario County Journal 13 July 1888
Patrick Sullivan, bath keeper at the Clifton Springs
Sanitarium, committed suicide by poisoning on the train between Clifton
Springs and Geneva. He arrived in Geneva on the 9:35 a.m. train. When
he got off the cars he said he was ill. He took the Kirkwood bus, and
as soon as he arrived at the hotel, he stated that he had taken poison.
Coroner Maynard was summoned, and was given a letter by Sullivan
addressed to his son at Clifton Springs in which he spoke of his
determination to die and bade his wife and children goodbye. Sullivan
died about ten minutes after he reached the hotel. No cause can be
assigned for the rash deed as everything was pleasant in his home and
he was apparently happy and cheerful as well as the rest.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 September 1904
The funeral of Patrick Sullivan will take place at 7
o'clock tomorrow morning from the home of Thomas J. Malone, on Geneva
street, and 7:30 o'clock from St. Francis
de Sales church. The body will be taken on the 8:40 o'clock train
on the Pennsylvania division to Watkins, where the interment will
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 17 February 1924
Holcomb, N. Y. - Rose Sullivan, 35 years old, wife of John
Sullivan, died this morning at her home after an illness of three days.
She is survived by her husband; five sons, Walter, William, Louis, John
and Charles and three daughters, Margaret, Clara and Mabel. Funeral
services will be held from St. Bridget's Church at 10 o'clock on
Tuesday morning with Rev. P. A. Neville, officiating. Interment will be
made in St. Bridget's cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 28 July 1911
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The remains of Mrs. Rosannah Sullivan were
brought here for interment Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock, the funeral
having been held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Washburn,
where her death occurred from cerebral hemorrhage, July 20. The
services were conducted by Rev. J. G. Hann of Allen's Hill. Mrs.
Sullivan was born at St. John's, New Brunswick, 73 years ago, and had
been in this section about 30 years ago.
From Victor Herald 29 May 1903
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah Sullivan died at her home near
this village Saturday morning, aged 87 years, after a long illness. The
only remaining member of the family is Mrs. Sarah Dunlap, a daughter,
who has lived with the deceased for many years. The funeral was held
from St. Bridget's church Monday morning at 10 a.m., Rev. P. A. Neville
From Geneva Daily Times 20 September 1905
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Scott Sullivan died yesterday from dropsy at
his home on Green street. He had been a resident of the
village only three weeks, coming from Cheshire. His age was 46 years.
His wife and five children, Charles of Michigan, Henry of Connecticut,
Lewis of this town, Sarah of Coldwater and Ida of Victor, survive.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 25 September 1907
Honeoye, N. Y. - Timothy Sullivan died at his home after a
long illness last Friday, aged 68 years. Mr. Sullivan was born in
Ireland and came to America when quite young. Mr. Sullivan was a good
man and citizen. The funeral services were held in St. Mary's church
Monday morning. He leaves a wife and one daughter, Miss Julia Sullivan,
besides many relatives and friends to mourn his death.
From Ontario County Journal 10 December 1886
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Timothy Sullivan died Thursday
morning, aged 56 years. Mr. Sullivan was an old resident of this place,
and leaves a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his loss.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 August 1904
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral of William W. Sullivan was
St. Bridget's church. Mr. Sullivan was
killed at Worcester, Mass., Friday afternoon. He, with his two
brothers, Timothy and Dennis, was employed in a gang of structural iron
were erecting an immense derrick. At a distance of 100 feet from the
ground, young Sullivan was at the tip end of a boom arranging the ropes
which were to run from the end of the boom to the top of the main
upright. Suddenly the great boom cracked and plunged downward, taking
the fearless young workman with it. On the instant he leaped for the
guy rope only to miss it by a short distance, and then he fell, dying
at the feet
of his two brothers, who had witnessed the awful descent. The remains
were brought to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Sullivan.
Besides his parents, he leaves seven brothers, Dennis and Timothy who
were with him, Michael and Jeremiah, Denver, Col., Daniel of Buffalo;
Cornelius of Depew; John of East Bloomfield; and one sister, Miss Mary
Sullivan of Geneva.
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