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From Ontario County Times 16 April 1884

Hopewell, N. Y. -  Mr. William Thacher,
a highly respected resident of this town, died very suddenly at his home last Thursday afternoon. He had been feeling unwell for some time; shortly after eating dinner he stepped to the door, fell back, and expired. The funeral services were attended today at 11 o'clock at his late residence, Rev. W. J. Mills and Rev. P. McKinstry officiating. He leaves a wife and two sons. His age was about sixty years.



From Ontario County Journal 19 October 1877

Funeral of Joseph Thaler -
The Fire Department of this village turned out in full force last Sunday afternoon to pay the last token of respect to one of their members - Joseph Thaler, one of the oldest and most efficient members of Mutual Hook and Ladder Company.  The Department formed in procession and escorted the remains from his late residence to the Congregational Church and from the Church to the Cemetery.  At the Church the services were impressive, Rev. Frank T. Bayley preaching the funeral sermon.  The Mutuals had prepared a beautiful floral tribute - consisting of two ladders crossed and the letter M in the center - which was suspended over the coffin during the service.  The truck of the Company was also appropriately draped, and was stationed on the Square during the funeral services.  Mr. Thaler was a worthy, unassuming citizen, respected by all who knew him, and especially esteemed by the Company of which he was a member.



From Geneva Daily Times 7 May 1910

Jacob Thalman,
who for years was a fruit dealer here, died yesterday afternoon at 3:50 o'clock at his home, No. 195 Genesee street. He was 75 years old. He was born at Elsase, France, and came to this country when he was 12 years old and located at Jersey City. He afterward went to West Lydon, N. Y. and after to Hopewell, where he was a farmer. About 40 years ago he moved to this city where he conducted a retail fruit store and restaurant and in '83 went into the wholesale fruit and confectionery business. The firm was called Parker and Thalman and after a year the firm dissolved partnership, Mr. Thalman continuing in the business for thirteen years when he was obliged to retire owing to ill health.
 
He is survived by two daughters, Miss Julia E. Thalman and Mrs. Carl W. Anderson; two sons, Frank M. Thalman and Hiram D. Thalman, all of this city; also three sisters, Mrs. Salome Miller of Utica, Mrs. Catherine Lynch of Auburn and Mrs. William Park of Syracuse; two brothers, Fred Thalman of Bartlett, N. Y., and George Thalman of Rochester. The funeral will take place Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the First Presbyterian church of which the deceased was a member. Rev. W. W. Weller will officiate, assisted by Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., rector of St. Peter's Episcopal church. Interment in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 16 October 1907

Mrs. Theresa Thalman,
wife of George Thalman, died at the Canandaigua hospital Friday afternoon after a few days illness. Her death was a shock to her many friends and to the community in which she was greatly esteemed. The funeral was held from her home in Bristol street at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon, Rev. J. Scott Ebersole of the Baptist church and Rev. Ward Mosher of the Methodist church officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn cemetery. Besides her husband she is survived by one son, Arthur and a daughter, Ethel, and her mother, Mrs. Eleanor Wilson, who is 88  years old.



From Clifton Springs Press 3 July 1913

Mrs. Cynthia A. Thatcher,
aged 82 years, the last charter member of the Seneca Castle M. E. Church, died on Thursday night at the home of her son, W. Olin Thatcher, in this village. She was born on Dec. 15, 1830, and lived in this vicinity all her life. One of the last things that she accomplished was to write an extended history of the Seneca Castle Methodist church. She is survived by two sons, E. E. and W. Olin Thatcher, both of this place; one daughter, Mrs. George Galusha of Clifton Springs; and two brothers, Mark S. Esty, of Seneca Castle, and Edmond Esty of Flint. The funeral services were held at 10:30 o'clock on Sunday morning, from the M. E. Church, the Rev. H. D. Showers officiating. The interment was made in Sand Hill Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 29 May 1907

Canandaigua, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Hannah Purdy Thatcher, widow of Alonzo T. Thatcher, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna J. Miles, at Hopewell Monday after a long illness, with four months of helplessness, from paralysis. Her husband died fourteen years ago. She was 85 years of age. She leaves two children, Mrs. Anna J. Miles and Lester Thatcher, both of Hopewell; one sister, Mrs. William Wright of Canandaigua, and one brother, William Purdy of Clair county, Michigan.



From Geneva Daily Times 19 March 1910

Shortsville, N. Y. - Isaac Thatcher,
one of Shortsville's aged residents, died of liver trouble at 4 p.m. yesterday. Mr. Thatcher was the son of Abigail Durffee and Josephus Thatcher, who were natives of Vermont and came into Wayne county when the country was new, where Isaac was born Oct. 28, 1824. He came to Shortsville when quite a young man and married Miss Ann Van Buren, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Van Buren. They had six children, of whom three are living. Mrs. Ceylon Sheffer, their oldest daughter and mother of E. T. Sheffer of this place, died several years ago, and Mrs. Isaac Thatcher died twelve years ago. Mr. Thatcher has been for years a great sufferer from muscular rheumatism and for the past six months has been confined to his room. He leaves three children, Dr. E. Thatcher of Newark, Albert Thatcher of Rochester, and Mrs. Charles H. Davison of Shortsville, with whom he has lived. The funeral will be at the family residence tomorrow afternoon.



From Ontario County Journal 9 September 1898

Shortsville, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Isaac Thatcher occurred on Monday evening at her home on Main street. Mrs. Thatcher suffered a stroke of paralysis some time ago from which she had partially recovered, and her death was a shock to the community. Funeral services were held on Wednesday from her late residence. She leaves a husband, one daughter, Mrs. Charles Davidson of this place; and two sons, Dr. Thatcher of Newark, and Herbert Thatcher of the same place.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 May 1905

Jesse Thatcher,
a prominent farmer of the town of Hopewell, died last night at 10:30 o'clock in Seneca Castle at the age of seventy-six years. The deceased was born in the town of Hopewell in 1829 and lived in the house of his birth all of his life, with the exception of four years. Throughout his life he was an active member of the Seneca Castle Methodist church. For many years he was member of the official board and the board of trustees. The deceased is survived by his widow, two sons, William O. Thatcher of Hopewell and Eben E. Thatcher of Seneca Castle; by one daughter, Mrs. Mary L. Galusha, of the town of Phelps, and one sister, Mrs. W. D. Atchley, of Clifton Springs. The funeral will take place from the Seneca Castle Methodist church tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. M. S. Sandford officiating. Burial will be in Sandhill cemetery in the town of Seneca.



From Geneva Daily Times 5 December 1927

The death of Mrs. Jessie B. Thatcher, widow of the late Eben Thatcher, occurred at 11 o'clock last evening at her home in Seneca Castle, at the age of 71 years. Death followed a brief illness. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. W. C. Kuppinger of East Rochester; one brother, Homer VanBuskirk of California; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Thatcher was a member of the Methodist church. The funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from her home. Burial will be made in Sand Hill Cemetery with Rev. Boyd officiating.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 September 1908

Stanley, N. Y. -
Sunday night occurred the death of Lester Thatcher at his residence on Spangle street, northwest of this village. Mr. Thatcher was born in the town of Canandaigua, October 14, 1841. He later moved with his parents to Michigan, where he lived until he was about 21 years of age, and then returned to the town of Hopewell, where he has since resided. The last thirty years of his life were spent on the large farm where he died. Mr. Thatcher was a member of the Emory Chapel Church and Hopewell Grange. He leaves his wife and two daughters, Hettie and Lylvia.



From Ontario County Journal 14 June 1912

Hopewell Center, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. Lorada Thatcher was held from her late home on Spangle street on Sunday afternoon, Rev. S. D. Showers, pastor of the Methodist churches of Hopewell and Seneca Castle, officiating, with interment in Chapman cemetery. Deceased was 72 years old. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis suffered a week before. Her survivors are two daughters, Miss Sylvia Thatcher, who made her home with her mother, and Mrs. Hetty Rockefeller of Canandaigua; four grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Hester Wright of Canandaigua.



From Geneva Gazette 25 September 1874

Obituary - Mrs. Phebe Thatcher
was born in Franklin Co., Vermont, Sept. 5th, 1799, and died in Geneva August 17th, 1874.  Her father, Lemuel Roberts, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.  At the age of twelve years she was converted, and united at once with the M. E. Church, of which her parents were both members.  From this time till the hour of her decease, a period of nearly sixty-three years, she was without interruption a member of the Church of her early choice.  

In the autumn of 1812, the family moved west and located temporarily a little south of Geneva, soon after which the father died. The late Father Snow, then a young man, officiated at his funeral.  From 1813 to 1826, she resided most of the time in this county, in the north part of the town of Phelps.  Then for eight years she lived in Royalton, Niagara Co., N. Y.  June 15th, 1834, she was married to John Thatcher, of Hopewell.  After his death in 1862, and until her decease, she lived with her son. In 1864 she removed from Hopewell, where she had lived since her marriage, to Geneva, and by letter identified herself with the Methodist Church here.  Always, till within the last four years, during which time she had been in feeble health, had she been a faithful attendant upon all the church services.  As with well nigh all the oldest members in our church, so with her, the class meeting was a means of grace especially valued.  It was there that she bore strong testimony to the regenerating and sanctifying power of God's Holy Spirit -- that she derived inspiration for the practical Christian life from genial associations, and in turn gave to others the rich fruits of her own experience in close and humble communings with God.  Her daily life was characterized by a calm, unwavering faith in God, to whom she confidently committed all her interests both temporal and eternal. But she has gone to share in the joys and glories of the house of many mansions. Happy, blissful, triumphant was her departure. From the bosom of the river, as voyagers to distant climes, she flung back souvenirs of love to those standing on the shore, and soon vanished from sight, "washed and made white in the blood of the Lamb."



From Ontario County Times 12 May 1886

Hopewell Center, N. Y. -
The whole community was shocked to hear of Mrs. Sarah Thatcher's death. She had gone to New York city to have a cataract removed from her eye. The operation was successfully performed on Easter, and she was surprised when told that they had removed the cataract, as she had experienced no pain. The new remedy, cocoaine, was used, and she could see plainly before her eyes were bandaged. She was cheerful and happy, and seemed to be doing well until fifteen minutes of 6 o'clock Friday morning, when she complained of feeling faint. The physician was called, and when he reached her side found life nearly extinct. She died as easily as a child goes to sleep. She was buried by the side of her husband in Seneca on Monday.



From Victor Herald 26 April 1901

Abram B. Thayer,
a lifelong resident of Victor, passed away at his home at eleven o'clock Monday morning, in his eighty-second year. He has been in poor health for the past year. He leaves, besides his widow, Emeline Thayer, two sons, George A. Thayer of Victor, and Henry L. Thayer of Rochester, to mourn his loss.



From Ontario County Journal 15 May 1896

Canadice, N. Y. -
On Sunday occurred the death of William Thayer. He had been ill for some time and at last death came to his relief. The deceased was about 35 years of age. In his early life he had the misfortune to lose an arm in a saw mill and also have one limb crippled. Interment took place on Tuesday.



From Geneva Daily Times 22 September 1919

John Thearo
of 313 Lake street, died last night at the City Hospital after a short illness. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Thearo; one son, Frank Thearo; and one daughter, Mrs. Walters. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at the house at 3:30 o'clock and 9 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales Church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 20 December 1909

Mrs. Agnes Caddon Thomas,
wife of William H. Thomas, died suddenly yesterday morning about 10:30 o'clock at the family residence, No. 180 Genesee street. Mrs. Thomas seemed apparently in her usual health yesterday morning and was preparing to attend the service at St. Francis deSales church when she was taken suddenly ill with severe pains about the heart. She gradually grew worse and in a short time had passed away. Mrs. Thomas was about 60 years old. She was a member of one of the oldest families of this city, having been a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Miles Caddon. Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Albert M. Hennessey and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Quinless and Mrs. John Van Cleff of New York. The funeral will be take place Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from St. Francis deSales church. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery.



From Geneva Courier 18 February 1857

On the night of Friday the 13th inst., a woman named Amelia Thomas, residing in one of the dens on Water street, fell down, and died in a few moments.  The verdict of the Coroner's jury was "Death from congestion of the lungs and brain, caused by excessive drink."  The place where she died is a rum hole, kept by her own husband, and it is to be hoped that he will, after so striking an example of the effects of his hellish traffic, abandon it forever.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 15 March 1905

Saturday afternoon at the home of her grandson, P. G. Thomas, Booth street, in Shortsville, occurred the death of Mrs. Ann Janette Thomas after an extended illness. Until last July Mrs. Thomas had resided in this town all her life, being the wife of Omar Thomas, who died thirty-four years ago. Mrs. Thomas' maiden name was Ann Janette Adams. She was a descendant of the Adam family of presidents and was also a niece of Capt. Jasper Parrish whom many old inhabitants will remember as the government's paymaster and Indian interpreter. Capt. Parrish resided in the Murray house on Main street south and was respected by the Indian tribes of this locality. Mrs. Thomas spent her girlhood days in and around Canandaigua and lived in the town all her life. She was aged eighty-four years and leaves a large number of friends to mourn their loss. She is survived by two grandsons, B. G. Thomas of Shortsville, at whose home she died, and Omar Thomas, of Auburn. Burial West Avenue Cemetery



From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 21 March 1905

Mrs. Anne Thomas,
a long resident of Geneva, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Martin H. Smith, on the Rose Hill farm, last Monday evening, March 13, aged 85 years. We first knew her and her family when their home was on Castle street. She had three sons and two daughters of whom one, William, is dead. The survivors are Edward and Thomas, Mrs. Smith and Miss Emmeline, principal of the Lewis street school. Her home was at 132 Pulteney street, whence the funeral was held Thursday afternoon. We recall her as a real motherly old lady, very kind to her neighbors. All old Castle street people were built that way, and we have known all who lived up that way for the past sixty years.



From Ontario County Times 29 December 1886

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Annie B. Thomas
died at her home in this place last week. In the absence of the pastor, the funeral service was read by her son.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 31 January 1929

Gorham, N. Y., Jan. 30 - Charles H. Thomas,
age 89 years, died Monday night at his home in Gorham. Mr. Thomas was born in the town of Potter and has resided in Gorham for a number of years. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Edward Pulver of Gorham and one son, J. W. Thomas of Palmyra. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the home, burial in Gorham cemetery, the Rev. Charles A. Smith officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 10 May 1912

Rushville, N. Y. - 
The death of Mrs. Charles Thomas occurred at her home in Gorham, Tuesday morning, after a brief illness with pneumonia. Her husband has been ill with the same disease, but is now slightly better. Mrs. Thomas was 60 years of age, a daughter of James and Angelina Pulver Ketcham, and had always lived in Gorham. Upon her marriage to Charles Thomas 37 years ago, they began housekeeping on the farm now occupied by Loren Read, and 17 years ago they moved to Gorham village, where they had since resided. Besides her husband, she leaves two children: Mrs. Edward Pulver and a son, William, both of Gorham. She was a member of Gorham Lodge, L. O. T. M., and of the M. E. Church, always taking a keen interest in all its various activities. The funeral services were held from the M. E. church on Thursday afternoon, Rev. Bruce Pierce officiating. Interment was at Gorham.



From Ontario County Journal 11 June 1886

Rushville, N. Y. - David Thomas
died at his home near this village, June 4, after a lingering illness. He was an old resident of Gorham and Potter.



From Ontario County Journal 5 March 1897

Honeoye, N. Y. -  Mrs. Elizabeth Kenyon Thomas,
wife of Wm. Thomas, died on Saturday morning, Feb. 27, aged 66 years. Rev. Mr. Herman officiated at the funeral services which were held from her late home on Monday morning at 11 o'clock, with burial in Lake View cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 May 1912

Gorham, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Ella Ketcham Thomas, wife of Charles Thomas, occurred at her home in this village yesterday morning about 5 o'clock, after an illness of a week or two with pneumonia. Mrs. Thomas was the daughter of James and Angeline Ketcham. About forty years ago she became the wife of Charles Thomas, who survives her. Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Edward Pulver of Hall; one son, William Thomas who resides at home, and one granddaughter. An older daughter, Annabelle, died several years ago.



From Shortsville Enterprise 17 September 1914

The remains of George W. Thomas, a former well-known resident of the Parlor Village, were brought here from East Rochester on Tuesday afternoon and interred in the family plot in Brookside Cemetery. For several years Mr. Thomas owned and occupied the house in High street now possessed by James J. LeFevre. Mr. Thomas' demise occurred at his East Rochester home on Saturday at the age of 74 years. He was born on February 22, 1840, on a large farm owned by his father, and which is land now occupied by the Holland settlement. The property was then in the township of Brighton and the name of the former owner is perpetuated in the name of Thomas creek. He was a fourth son of Oliver Thomas, one of the pioneers of Rochester. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Mr. Thomas enlisted and served throughout, participating in many engagements. He left this village a number of years ago to reside in East Rochester. He was a member of the Odd Fellows, of Myron Adams Post, G. A. R. of Rochester, and of Herendeen Post, G. A. R., of this village. The latter organization had charge of the funeral services. The survivors are a brother, W. C. Thomas, and a sister, Mrs. Samuel Warner, both of Rochester; six sons, G. W. Thomas, Jr., of Toronto, Canada; Frank B., J. P., F. K., and W. F. Thomas, of Rochester; and Charles A. Thomas, of East Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. J. D. Ogden of New York, and Mrs. W. L. Elliott of New Rochelle; also eleven grandchildren.



From Geneva Daily Times 17 August 1945

Hanford C. Thomas, aged 61, of Canandaigua, died Wednesday, August 15th. Surviving are one daughter, Corporal Nellie B. Johnson, WAC, formerly of Geneva, now stationed at Columbus. Ohio; one son, Leon E. Thomas of Canandaigua, with whom he resided; one brother, Ira W. Thomas of Penn Yan; and three grandchildren, Peter, Jerry, and David Thomas, all of Canandaigua. Funeral rites are scheduled for Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Wheeler Funeral Home, East Bloomfield.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 15 March 1934

Canandaigua, Mar. 14 - Henry F. Thomas
, 91, last surviving veteran of the Civil War in this city, died at his home in Saltonstall Street today. He was born a slave on a Louisiana plantation Dec. 23, 1843. Mr. Thomas frequently had told stories of his early plantation life among 900 other Negro slaves. Although given his freedom by proclamation in 1862, he remained with his master until 1863, when he enlisted in the Ninth Louisiana Colored Infantry under General Banks and served throughout the war. He was mustered out of service in the Shenandoah Valley in October, 1865, after having participated in many of the most important battles of the war. For many months he was a member of Sheridan's army. At the close of the war Mr. Thomas accompanied Lieut. Fred Cossum to Auburn, where he first worked as a painter, and later as a farmhand. In the winter he attended school. In 1871 he moved from Auburn to East Rush to work in a mill and in 1875 went to work for Joseph Stull of Rochester at a farm in West Bloomfield. A year later he moved to Naples, where he was employed as farm hand by Hollis J. Tyler and later by F. W. Beers. In 1886 Mr. Thomas came to Canandaigua and worked as a porter for Henry Drake at the Webster Hotel in South Main Street. Two years later he became a porter at Canandaigua Hotel and in 1903 was engaged by the new Rochester & Eastern Interurban Trolley Company as porter at the local waiting room, where he was employed until the road was abandoned. Mr. Thomas was the last member of A. M. Murray Post, G. A. R., and had served in all its offices. He was married in 1884, but his wife died many years ago. He is survived by a daughter, Miss Cora Thomas, and a son, John Thomas, both of Canandaigua. Funeral services will be conducted by Canandaigua American Legion Post in the Methodist Church at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 17 May 1912

The remains of James Thomas, formerly of Canandaigua, who died on Saturday night at the home of his son, George L. Thomas at Brockport, were brought to Canandaigua on Monday and funeral services were held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Elmer D. Hall, Park Place, on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. DeWitt S. Hooker, officiating. Mr. Thomas was 67 years of age and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ida E. Thomas, two sons, George of Brockport, and William H. of Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Elmer D. Hall, Mrs. Henry Fox and Miss Clara Thomas of Canandaigua; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Meeker of Denver, Col., and five grandchildren.



From Geneva Daily Times 4 May 1908

Naples, N. Y. - James Thomas,
aged 60 years, died at his home in West Hollow, Naples, yesterday morning, as a result of an injury received many years ago. Mr. Thomas lost the use of one leg and had used crutches since. He was a merchant in that locality, and had been postmaster before the days of rural delivery. His early home was in Avoca, N. Y., and he was one of fourteen children, of whom five are alive. His wife was Miss Vrooman, of Prattsburg, who is living. His was the only store between Naples and Honeoye, a distance of fifteen miles.



From Geneva Daily Times 2 June 1909

Naples, N. Y. - James B. Thomas
died here Monday, aged nearly 87 years. Mr. Thomas was for many years president of the Ovid Bank, which failed disastrously to many creditors about eight years ago. He was also treasurer of the Willard State Hospital, and at one time member of Assembly for Seneca county.



From Geneva Gazette 26 May 1893

The remains of James L. Thomas, who died in Hopewell on the 22d inst., were brought to Geneva next day for interment in Glenwood cemetery.  The deceased was the father of Mrs. Alphonso Baker, whose husband died last fall of diphtheria.



From Ontario County Journal 17 April 1891

Rushville, N. Y. - Mr. John C. Thomas
died on Saturday morning, April 11th, aged 58 years. The immediate cause of his death was paralysis. For several years his health has been failing, but he has been at his store quite regularly the most of the time. For about 25 years he has been undertaker in this place and also kept a furniture store. Rev. G. W. Reynolds, of Branchport, officiated at the funeral on Sunday afternoon. He leaves a wife, two daughters and a brother and sister.



From Ontario County Journal 28 October 1892

Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Thomas, relict of the late John Thomas,
died at her home in this village on Tuesday morning from a sudden attack of pneumonia. About a week before an operation for cancer had been performed. Two daughters survive her. The funeral was held at the residence on Thursday at three o'clock. She was aged 53 years.



From Geneva Daily Times 24 June 1897

MRS. LILLIE THORNTON THOMAS

Mrs. William Thomas died at 10:15 o'clock last night, from internal hemorrhage. The hemorrhage was brought about by an accident yesterday afternoon. In the course of her household duties, Mrs. Thomas had occasion to pick up something. In so doing she ruptured a blood vessel. Physicians were at one summoned. They pronounced Mrs. Thomas' condition dangerous, and announced that an operation might save her life. Mrs. Thomas realized that there was slight possibility of her recovery, and was anxious that the operation be performed. Dr. Lee, of Rochester, was sent for. He arrived here last evening, and with Doctors McCarthy, Rupert and Stebbins, performed the operation. Shortly after the operation Mrs. Thomas expired. Mrs. William Thomas was 26 years of age. She had many friends in Geneva, and was highly respected. Before her marriage she was Miss Lillie Thornton.



From Ontario County Journal 29 March 1878

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
Died at the residence of Mr. T. G. Hatch, in this place, Monday evening, March 26th, Mr. Lovewell Thomas, aged 74 years.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, at the residence of Mr. Hatch, Rev. J. P. Skeele officiating.



From Ontario County Chronicle 15 April 1903

Mrs. M. L. Thomas
died of consumption at her home in this village on Saturday morning. She was 35 years of age and is survived by her husband and one child. The remains were taken to Akron for burial.



From Ontario County Chronicle 15 May 1901

Bristol, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Thomas died Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Geo. Buckelew, aged 75 years.

From Victor Herald 17 May 1901

Bristol, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. Mary Cornell Thomas was held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Buckalew, Saturday at 11 a.m., Rev. F. F. Buckner officiating. The deceased was 70 years of age. Besides the one daughter, she is survived by one brother, George Cornell and one sister, Mrs. Ezekiel Francis.



From Ontario County Journal 28 July 1899

Canadice, N. Y. - Nellie,
wife of Harry Thomas, died on Friday night of consumption, aged 29 years. She was the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Job Francisco. Medical aid did all it could to stay the dread disease. Besides her husband and parents, she leaves a son, 3 months old, and two sisters, both of this town. The funeral services were held on Monday at 11 o'clock a.m., Rev. I. B. Bristol of Wayland officiating.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 16 June 1869

Naples, N. Y. -
We are indebted to Mr. M. C. Sutton, of Naples, for the particulars of a sad and shocking accident which occurred in that town on Sunday last, resulting in the death of an estimable young lady. The victim was Mrs. Olive Thomas, wife of Mr. Frank Thomas, and daughter of Mr. Sullivan Henry. Her age was about twenty-three years. It appears that while the several members of the family were engaged, about eight o'clock, with their usual Sunday morning occupations, an Irish boy named Charles Montgomery, who was living with Mr. Thomas, got out his gun with the view of shooting some crows which were at work in a cornfield within a short distance of the house. The boy proceeded to load the piece, but not being accustomed to the use of fire-arms, put in an enormous charge of powder, with a heavy minnie ball, some shot, &c. Mrs. Henry, the mother of Mrs. Thomas, told the lad to take the gun out of the house, but he did not heed what she said, and while he was fitting on the cap, the trigger was accidentally touched and the piece discharged. The ball passed through an adjoining room where Mrs. Thomas was straining some milk, striking one of her limbs just below the knee, shattering the bone, and making a terrible wound. Surgical aid was immediately summoned, but the unfortunate woman said she could not live; told her friends not to grieve over her death, and notwithstanding the efforts that were made to save her, continued rapidly sinking until 11 o'clock, when life became extinct. The severity of the shock, and the great loss of blood which followed, were more than her system could bear, and she passed away before her friends realized that she was fatally injured. The deceased is said to have been a young woman of most excellent character, and her sudden and tragic death was a painful shock, not only to her husband and parents, but likely to the entire neighborhood in which she lived.



From Ontario County Journal 5 March 1909

At the Memorial hospital on Wednesday morning occurred the death of Pelatiah G. Thomas, who had made a brave struggle for life since Jan. 22, when he was terribly injured while trying to adjust a belt on a gasoline engine at the Thomas farm west of this village. So serious was the injury to a limb that it was necessary to amputate it. Blood poisoning had developed and while this had been stayed, the heart was too weak to longer stand the strain. Mr. Thomas was 32 years of age. He leaves, besides his wife, who was Miss Margaret Burley, three children, his mother, Mrs. Charlotte Thomas, and one brother, Omar E. Thomas. The funeral will be held from the house of N. Watson Thompson, West Gibson street, tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. S. Ebersole will officiate.



From Ontario County Chronicle 30 December 1903

Russell Thomas,
a well-known and respected citizen of this village, died at his home in Gorham street, Monday afternoon, aged 58 years. Death was due to dropsy, although he had been in failing health for several months. The deceased is survived by his aged mother, Mrs. Omar Thomas, a wife and two sons, Omar of Buffalo, and Pellic of Shortsville. The funeral will be held from his late residence this afternoon at 2:30, the services to be conducted by the Rev. J. S. Ebersole, pastor of the Baptist church. The interment will be in the West Avenue cemetery.



From Victor Herald 12 May 1905

Tuesday evening, a bellboy assisted Samuel C. Thomas, for several days a guest at the Canandaigua Hotel, to his room. Late Wednesday afternoon, after employees had made repeated attempts to arouse the occupant so that they might enter the room to put it in order, the door was forced and Mr. Thomas was found lying dead upon the bed. Death had apparently occurred several hours before. Mr. Thomas had been ill, suffering from asthma and a complication of diseases, for some time and had informed his friends of his intention to go to the Canandaigua Hospital for treatment. He was evidently very feeble when taken to his room Tuesday evening. The body was fully dressed and it is likely that the man had been unable to summon strength to remove his clothing before seeking the bed. A bottle of laudanum, from which a small quantity had been taken, lay on the bed beside him. He had been accustomed to take the drug to relieve his suffering and probably did so while in the room. This may or may not have caused his death. His condition was such as to make death from natural causes likely at any time. To the bellboy who asked him Tuesday night if he expected to go to the hospital next morning, he replied, "I may not live to get there."

Mr. Thomas was about sixty-seven years of age, and was born in the town of Farmington. His aged mother, Mrs. Gertrude Thomas, now in her ninety-fourth year, resides at the home of C. A. Rugg in this village. His wife died several years ago. One son, living in the West, survives. He had many friends in Victor, upon whom he called only a few days before his death. At that time it was remarked that it did not seem possible that he could live very long. Of late the deceased had made his home in Shortsville. At one time he was in the employ, as traveling salesman, of the Bickford & Hoffman Co., of Macedon, and was accounted one of their most successful agents. Later he engaged in the produce business, but for the last few years has been employed in various hotels in the county. Old age and his manner of living made heavy inroads upon his vitality and he had been practically incapacitated for labor for several years. The funeral services are to be held this afternoon and interment made in the South Farmington cemetery. The Rev. Loren Stiles, of the Methodist church of this village, will officiate.



From Geneva Daily Times 20 March 1907

The funeral of William Thomas, aged 53 years, who died at the Willard State Hospital Sunday morning at 9:20 o'clock, was held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the parish house of St. Peter's Episcopal church, Rev. J. B. Hubbs officiating and burial was in Glenwood cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 25 June 1897

A Sudden Death - Mrs. William Thomas
died very suddenly at her home, corner of Hamilton and Pulteney streets, Wednesday evening last of internal hemorrhage.  An operation for her relief was performed about 9 p.m. by Dr. Lee of Rochester, assisted by Drs. McCarthy, DeLaney, Rupert and Stebbins.  But without recovering consciousness, she passed away about 10 o'clock.  She was the third daughter of A. B. Thornton -- leaves no children, but two brothers and three sisters survive with both parents, who as may well be conceived are deeply afflicted by this dispensation.  The funeral will take place tomorrow (Saturday) forenoon at 9 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales Church.



From Geneva Gazette 19 November 1886

Obituary.  - 
William Thomas,
one of the early settlers of Geneva, died on the 12th inst., aged 76 years 1 month and 2 days.  The deceased followed the business of navigation till about the year 1871.  He was in the employ of John R. Johnston & Co. as deck hand, fireman and engineer on the Seneca Lake steamers, and in the latter capacity performed service for successive owners of the lake steamers.  He was careful and reliable in the performance of every duty, and esteemed alike by his employers and associates.  For fifteen years past and until compelled to resign by ill health, he had been employed as an engineer at Willard Asylum.  His funeral took place from the Fall Brook House, Geneva, (of which his son Wm. H. Thomas is proprietor) on Sunday last, and the attendance of old and sorrowing friends was quite large.  His body has been temporarily placed in Glenwood receiving vault.



From Ontario County Journal 14 March 1913

Victor, N. Y. - 
The death of Mrs. Amelia Cobb Thompson, who was known here, occurred on Monday at the home of her son, Charles Thompson, in Clifton Springs. Mrs. Thompson was born in Palmyra in 1837 and was married to David Thompson in Clifton Springs in 1854. She spent her life in the town of Manchester; after her marriage, living for over 40 years in Gypsum. Since the death of Mr. Thompson, she made her home with her son. She leaves, besides her son, six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. C. S. Pickett of Rochester; and two brothers, Frank E. Cobb, of this village, and Cullen Cobb of Port Gibson. An only daughter died in 1892. Mrs. Thompson was an aunt of Mrs. L. J. Wilbur, of this village. The funeral was held in Clifton Springs and from the church at Gypsum. Burial was made in the River View cemetery at Gypsum. Rev. V. A. Sage, of the Clifton Springs Baptist church, officiated.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 28 March 1877

Gorham, N. Y. -
On the evening of Saturday last, Mr. Benjamin Thompson died, aged about fifty-three years. Mr. Thompson has been in feeble health for some years past, but his death following so soon after our esteemed citizen, Mr. Pulver, sent a thrill to many hearts. He was a man of quiet seclusion in life, and was warmly cherished by his acquaintances. His funeral is to be attended at the Baptist church  tomorrow, where he had long been a leader in their choir.



From Geneva Gazette 1 May 1874

Obituary -
In the town of Geneva, April 22, 1874, Mrs. Catharine A., widow of the late Milo Thompson.  The deceased was born in Bloomfield, Essex county, N. J., Sept. 16th, 1804, and was in her seventieth year at the time of her death. She moved from N. Y. city to Ithaca, Tompkins county.  In 1848 she came to Geneva where she has since resided. In 1855 she united with the Reformed Church of this village on confession of her faith, since which time she has been an earnest, hopeful, and devoted follower of Christ. The many excellent qualities which were combined in her character made her life eminently useful to the community, precious to her family and friends, and thus conduce to the severity of the loss sustained in her death. As a neighbor no one could be more kind and considerate, always ready to minister to those needy and .afflicted



From Geneva Daily Times 24 December 1903

Gorham, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson
died at her home yesterday, aged sixty-eight years. She leaves a husband, John H. Thompson, two sons, William and Charles M., two brothers, William and Elbert Johnson, all of this village, also one sister, Mrs. Caroline Pettit of Michigan. The funeral will be held from the house at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.



From Ontario County Journal 14 February 1908

Honeoye, N. Y. -
On February 6 occurred the death, from heart disease, of Emanuel Thompson, a respected colored resident of this village. Mr. Thompson, or "Thompy," as he was generally known, had apparently been in his usual health on Wednesday afternoon, attending the funeral of a friend. He had arisen on Thursday morning as usual, and, while dressing, sank to the floor and expired without a gasp. He was 64 years of age and had long been a resident of this village and vicinity. He is survived by his wife and two daughters. The funeral was held from the Congregational church on Sunday afternoon and was largely attended. The interment was in Lake View Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 19 March 1909

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
The death of Ephraim Thompson occurred at his home east of the village on Sunday morning, from abscess of the liver. He had been critically ill for only a few days. Mr. Thompson was born in England 73 years ago and had been a resident of East Bloomfield for 26 years. For many years he was engaged in threshing in company with his sons. He leaves, besides his wife, four sons, Fred, of Ontario, and George, David and William, of this town. The funeral was held from the Methodist church on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. A. A. Reavley officiating. The interment was in the village cemetery. Mr. Thompson was an industrious citizen. He had a wide acquaintance throughout the town and adjoining towns, where his rugged good nature and kindheartedness were known and appreciated.



From Shortsville Enterprise 8 March 1912

The death of Francis N. Thompson, a former Shortsville resident, occurred on Monday night at the home of his nephew, Oscar Thompson, in Hopewell, aged 77 years. He leaves a son, William, of Canandaigua, and a daughter, Mrs. Harriet Bowman of Junius. The funeral was held from the Thompson home in Hopewell on Wednesday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock and the interment followed in the Hopewell cemetery. Herendeen Post of this village, of which Mr. Thompson was a member, had charge of the services.



From Geneva Daily Times 2 May 1923


Mrs. Hannah Matilda Thompson, age 64, wife of Anton Thompson, died at her home, 24 Evans street, yesterday afternoon after a long illness. She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Holzer Anderson and Mrs. James Hicks, both of this city; two sons, Charles and Peter Thompson, of Geneva; one sister, Mrs. Petrea Jenson of Penn Yan; two brothers, Peter Anderson of this city and Andrew Anderson of Denmark; also three grandchildren. The funeral will be held from her late home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Alexander Thompson of the North Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 2 April 1923

Mrs. Helen W. Thompson,
aged 36 years, wife of Guy L. Thompson, of 110 Seneca street, died at the Geneva City Hospital yesterday afternoon after a short illness of pneumonia. Besides her husband, she leaves two small sons, Donald C. and Glenn E. Thompson; her father and mother, Rev. and Mrs. George W. Moxcey of Rockwell Springs, N. Y.; one sister, Miss Mary R. Moxcey of Cincinnati, Ohio. The funeral will be held at the First Methodist church tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. The body will be taken to Penn Yan for interment in Lakeside Cemetery.



From Ontario County Repository & Messenger 21 August 1872

Mr. James Thompson, an old resident of this town, committed suicide last Monday morning, by hanging himself in his barn on Chapel street. Mr. Thompson arose about five o'clock, and went to his barn as his family thought, to do the chores. Becoming alarmed at his long absence, Mrs. T. sent her youngest son in search of him. Arriving at the barn he found the doors fastened on the inside, something unusual. The boy went back to the house and informed his mother of the fact, who accompanied him back to the barn. The doors were finally opened, and the body of Mr. T. was discovered hanging from a scaffold pole to which he had attached a rope by means of a ladder. Mr. T. was about sixty-five years of age and in good circumstances. He leaves quite a large family. Family difficulty is assigned as the cause of committing such a deed. 



From Geneva Gazette 4 November 1898

Jerome Thompson
of Phelps was adjudged insane and committed to Willard Hospital on the 25th ult.  He died at 7 o'clock in the evening of the same day.  The body was sent to Phelps for interment which took place last Saturday.  He was 65 years old and unmarried -- is survived by one brother.



From Ontario County Journal 3 May 1889

News was received here last Friday of the death of Lester P. Thompson, formerly of Phelps, at his home in Denver, Col. Mr. Thompson was well known, not only throughout Ontario county, but throughout the state. He was very prominent in Grand Army circles, having held the office of Senior Vice-Commander of the order of the department of New York. About two years ago he moved to Denver in the hope that the change might give him relief from consumption which had fastened itself upon him. The remains were brought to this village for interment in Woodlawn cemetery and the funeral services held at the residence of Wm. L. Foster, brother-in-law of the deceased, Tuesday afternoon were largely attended. Albert M. Murray Post G. A. R. attended in a body. The deceased was 50 years of age and leaves a widow and two children to mourn his loss.



From Ontario County Journal 9 November 1894

Mrs. Louisa M. Thompson,
wife of George T. Thompson, died about 10:30 o'clock Sunday morning after an illness of about six days from diphtheria. Mrs. Thompson had nursed her children during their illness from the disease, and as they were nicely recovering, she contacted it with the fatal result. Mrs. Thompson was forty years old and leaves surviving beside her husband, two young sons. Mrs. Thompson was a member of St. John's Church and also of the Guild, which latter organization mourn her loss deeply. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at five o'clock, Rev. C. J. Clausen officiating. This was the last case of the dreaded disease in town.



From Ontario County Journal 3 April 1896

On Wednesday occurred the death of Mrs. Marcia Thompson, one of Canandaigua's old residents, who was born in what is now known as Hopewell township, on April 16, 1805. Deceased had resided for some time past with her daughter, Mrs. Susan Thompson Buck. Other survivors are: a daughter, Mrs. Ransom Allerton of Newark; two sons, George Thompson of Denver, Col., and M. C. Thompson of Texarkana, Ark, and two grandsons, Harry Thompson of Texarkana, Ark., and Robert F. Thompson, Esq., of this place. The funeral will be held from the late resident tomorrow at 2 p.m.



From Geneva Daily Times 5 February 1915

Stanley, N. Y. - Mrs. Martha Thompson,
aged 78 years, formerly of this place, died Tuesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Crosier, near Hall. She lived about one mile west of Stanley until the death of her husband, Myron Thompson, which occurred about twelve years ago. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. John Crosier, and two grandchildren, also a large number of relatives and friends. The funeral services will take place at the home of Mrs. Thompson's daughter, Mrs. John Crosier, Friday at 1:30 p.m. and burial will be at Gorham.



From Ontario County Chronicle 3 February 1904

Mrs. Mary Thompson,
beloved wife of Thomas Thompson, died at her home in West Gibson street yesterday, after a lingering illness, aged 67 years. Mrs. Thompson's death was due to a complication of diseases, from which she had been a sufferer for sometime. The deceased was born in Wighton-on-the-Bay, Scotland, in 1837, and was the daughter of Jonathan and Isabella Thompson. She was a woman of Christian character and beloved by a large circle of friends. She is survived by her husband and six children, four sons, George T., N. W. Williams, of Canandaigua, Charles F. of New York, and two daughters, Mrs. Hadley Case of New York, and Mrs. Fred D. Crandall of this village. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock, the Rev. Charles J. Clausen of St. John's church officiating.



From Geneva Daily Times 9 March 1908

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
Yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George W. Lisk, was held the funeral service of Mrs. Mary Frazer Thompson, whose death occurred on Friday night. Mrs. Thompson had been ill about two weeks. She was born in Scotland and was 91 years old. She was married 61 years ago to William Thompson, whose death occurred twelve years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson came to this country to reside in 1860 and spent the remainder of their lives in this state. For the past thirteen years Mrs. Thompson has lived in Clifton Springs. She was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal church of this village. She is survived by three daughters: Mrs. M. H. Nelson of Gorham; Mrs. Joel Bishop and Mrs. George Lisk of Clifton Springs; three sons, John Thompson of Auburn, William Thompson of Geneva, and George Thompson of Clifton Springs; also one sister in Scotland and one brother in Canada. A brother of Mrs. Thompson's, who died some years ago in New Orleans, was a member of the expedition organized by Mrs. Franklin to hunt for her husband in the Arctic regions where he had gone on an exploration expedition, and the Frazer River was named for him. Rev. P. H. Reigel, pastor of the Methodist church, officiated at the funeral service and the burial was made in Clifton Springs Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 8 March 1872

We announce with deep sorrow the death of Mr. Milo Thompson, an esteemed friend and patron, and an old resident of Geneva.  He died on Sunday last, at his residence on the Waterloo turnpike.  His funeral took place on Tuesday, attended by a large concourse of sorrowing friends.  He had been an invalid for some years, but bore his sufferings with philosophic patience and Christian meekness.



From Geneva Daily Times 19 January 1905

Canandaigua, N. Y. -
Yesterday, at her home on Saltonstall street, occurred the death of Mindia Thompson, at the age of seventy-six years. One son, Albert Thompson, of Rochester, survives.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 September 1902

Myron C. Thompson
died at his late home in Stanley at 11:30 o'clock yesterday morning, aged 66 years. The deceased was born in the Town of Seneca where he had resided all his life.  He is survived by a wife and daughter, Mrs. John Crosier, of Halls Corners.  The funeral takes place from the late residence at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.  Interment will be in the Gorham cemetery.



From Phelps Citizen 16 October 1902

Orleans, N. Y. - Richard Thompson
committed suicide Monday morning by shooting himself with a revolver at the home of Henry Sheckles. He left a note stating he had nothing to live for.



From Geneva Daily Times 4 October 1902

Robert F. Thompson,
son of Mr. and Mrs. William Thompson, 84 North Genesee street, died at 8 o'clock this morning, aged 15 years.  On Tuesday, Sept. 23, the deceased returned from Newport marine training school, where he had been for the past nine months.  The day following his return he was taken with plural pneumonia and grew steadily worse until death occurred this morning.  the young man was born in Gorham, and came to this city with his parents nine years ago.  In this city he attended the Lewis street school.  He is survived by his parents, one brother, James W. Thompson and a sister, Ruth I. Thompson, all of this city.  The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning, from the house.  Rev. N. B. Remick, D. D., of North Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. John S. Niles, of Trumansburg, will officiate.  Interment will be at Gorham.



From Ontario County Times 11 November 1863

The remains of Samuel M. Thompson  of Co. G., 148th Regiment, N.Y.S.V., who died in the Hospital at Yorktown, Va., have been sent home for interment, arriving this A. M. Mr. Thompson was a printer, and for several months an employee in this office, where he enjoyed the esteem and respect of all with whom he was associated. His death was sudden, and his friends here had no intelligence of his illness until informed, by telegraph, of his death. It will be recollected that he was one of the committee appointed by his company to draft resolutions on the occasion of the death of Lieut. Hiram P. Brown, which were published in this paper last week. He leaves a wife and one child, who deserve the active sympathy of all our citizens in their hour of bereavement. The funeral of the deceased  will take place tomorrow afternoon at half past two.



From Ontario County Journal 7 November 1913

The death of Thomas Thompson occurred at his home in West Gibson street on Sunday, following a long illness from a complication of diseases. Deceased was born in Bowes, England, on May 11, 1830. He was married to Miss Sarah Watson, at Bowes, and came to this country on a wedding trip in March, 1853, settling in Canandaigua, which had since been his home. His wife died on Oct. 10, 1864, and on Sept. 19, 1865, he married Miss Mary Thomson, who died 10 years ago. Mr. Thompson was an employee of the late Mark H. Sibley for several years after his arrival here, and later became interested in real estate, and in 1885 opened West Gibson street from the railroad to Pearl street. He leaves three sons, George T. Thompson and N. Watson Thompson, Esq., of Canandaigua, and Charles F. Thompson, Esq., of Hackensack, N. J.; and two daughters, Mrs. Hadley O. Case of Ridgefield Park, N. J., and Mrs. Frederick D. Crandall of Canandaigua. The funeral services were held from the home on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord officiating. The burial was at Woodlawn. The bearers were George T. Thompson, N. Watson, Thompson, Arthur E. Thompson, Carl Thompson, Stanley Thompson and Frederick D. Crandall.



From Ontario County Journal 7 April 1916

Gorham, N. Y. - 
The remains of William Thompson were brought from Geneva and interred in the local cemetery on Tuesday. Mr. Thompson was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1851, and came to country with his parents in 1861. In 1865, they came to Gorham, where they resided for many years. In 1882, the deceased was united in marriage with Miss Isabelle Robson, daughter of James Robson. Three children were born to them, James, Robert and Ruth, the death of Robert occurring in 1892. The past 20 years Mr. Thompson had resided in Geneva, where he held the position of pattern maker with the Herendeen Manufacturing Co. Mr. Thompson had been ill for two years with heart trouble and confined in his bed since the first of January. He had numerous friends in Gorham, where he was a respected citizen. He is survived by his wife, one son, James, and one daughter, Ruth, all of Geneva, three sisters, Mrs. M. H. Nelson of Gorham, and Mrs. Joel Bishop and Mrs. George Lisk, of Clifton Springs; and two brothers, George of Clifton Springs, and John of Auburn. The funeral was held from the home in Geneva on Tuesday, Rev. Ralph W. Cushman, pastor of the Methodist church of that city, officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 1 November 1889

William B. Thompson,
a well-known citizen of this village, died at his residence, on Gorham street, Tuesday morning, of aneurism of the heart, at the age of 50 years, 4 months and 13 days. The deceased was for several years in the employ of the New York Central railroad at the depot in this village and there formed a very wide acquaintance. He was a member of Albert M. Murray Post G. A. R., having proven his loyalty by faithful service in Co. D of the 16th Heavy Artillery through the war. After his service in the army, he went into the naval service and went on an extended cruise with Admiral Farragut. He was honorably discharged from the navy in 1869 and after several years service for the American Express company in this village, he was appointed to the position which he held at the New York Central depot until compelled by the peculiar malady with which he was afflicted, to give up work. His illness had extended over a period of four years during which time his sufferings were much alleviated by the tender care of his devoted wife. He was generally respected as a citizen and admired for his loyalty and integrity. He leaves a widow whose constant attention was a great relief in his painful illness, and she has the deep sympathy of hosts of friends. The funeral services will be held from the M. E. church tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Albert M. Murray Post G. A. R. will attend in a body.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 August 1902

Mrs. William Thompson
died at the family residence in Gorham Saturday, aged 38 years.  The deceased was formerly Miss Alice Pulver, and was well-known in this city.  Besides her husband, she is survived by a son.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 May 1904

Mrs. Mary Ann Thorlow,
aged seventy years, died suddenly at 10 o'clock yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Aughterson, two miles south of Halls Corners. The deceased had been in declining health for some months, but was able to be about the house to perform her accustomed duties. Yesterday morning her daughter drove to Halls Corners, leaving Mrs. Thorlow in charge of the house. During the morning Mr. Aughterson happened to come to the house and found Mrs. Thorlow dead, on the dining room floor. The undertaker was notified at once, who learning of the nature of the death, informed Coroner Weyburn, who visited the scene. On viewing the remains, he issued a burial certificate, stating that the cause of death was valvular heart disease. The deceased was born in England, and lived there until she came to this country seven years ago. Besides the daughter she is survived by one son, Walter, of Syracuse. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the house.



From Geneva Gazette 1 April 1864

DEATH - Samuel Thorn,
a well-known colored man of this Village is dead.  His decease occurred Saturday morning, the 26th inst., at 9 o'clock.  The immediate cause was an attack of erysipelas in the left arm.  His sickness was very brief -- not over two days.

Samuel Thorn, better and universally known as "Sammy-dog-in-the-well," was born in the town of Middlesex, Yates Co. He removed to this place some thirty or forty years ago; and since his residence among us has made himself generally useful in a humble capacity, and achieved notoriety as an "original", and has left a name that will long be remembered in our village annals. "Sammy" had the virtue of industry.  A striking and singular trait in him was his habitual attendance on divine worship every Sunday at all the regular services.  He was at the time of his death about sixty-five years of age.  More sinned against than sinning, let us all hope that poor "Sammy" will find in the hereafter rest and light.



From Ontario Republican Times 30 April 1862

Died, at his residence in Farmington, on Monday, April 21st, of congestion of the lungs, Samuel I. Thorn, aged 85 years and three months. Mr. Thorn was formerly from Dutchess Co., and had lived in the town of Farmington some 28 or 29 years. He was a man of sterling integrity and prompt in all his engagements. His industrial habits were worthy of imitation. In Mr. Thorn the poor man found a true friend. He died rather suddenly, but surely it might be said of him, "Mark the perfect man and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace." To the M. E. Church in Manchester, next to his companion and other relatives, his loss will be severely felt. His hands were ever open to respond to the calls of the M. E. Church in sustaining her ministry and for other benevolent objects.



From Geneva Gazette 13 July 1894


Miss Ann Thornton died at the residence of her niece, Mrs. Frank Rogers, on Exchange street last Saturday, aged about 80 years.  She had been probably the largest woman in Geneva, weighing upwards of 400 lbs.  This great burden of flesh prevented need exercise and probably shortened her life.  She was a sister of Abram Thornton.  Funeral held at Trinity Church, interment in Glenwood cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 29 March 1901

Abraham B. Thornton,
one of our oldest and best known adopted citizens died on the 26th inst., aged 75 years.  He was born in the north of Ireland and came in early life to America with several others of of his family of brothers and sisters.  On settling in Geneva he engaged in teaming, in farming and truck gardening by turns, and eventually acquired the right to harvest and sell ice from the White Spring ponds.  Later, he constructed a large pond on his own little farm, and added its product to that acquired by lease.  He also contracted to sprinkle our streets and ran two large two-horse sprinklers, his district embracing Main street from Jay street to Castle street. His boys faithfully assisted him in these enterprises.  Two brothers and a sister of these constituting this family of early emigrants long since passed away.  This last one deceased is survived by a widow, two sons -- William and John -- and two daughters, Mrs. F. A. Rogers and Jennie A. Thornton, also one sister, Mrs. Rose Ireton, all of this city.  During his long residence here, Mr. Thornton was a continuous and steadfast patron of the Gazette, whose loss we mourn. The funeral was held yesterday at 3 o'clock from Trinity church.



From Ontario County Journal 27 January 1899

Yesterday afternoon at his home on Antis street occurred the death of Lawrence Thornton, a veteran of Co. E, 20th regiment of U. S. Colored troops. The funeral will be held at the Baptist church on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.



From Ontario County Journal 13 January 1882

Died in Canadice on the 1st inst., Mr. David Thorp, of paralysis, aged 65 years. A large family of sons and daughters are left to comfort their invalid mother.



From Ontario County Journal 30 July 1886

Canadice, N. Y. - John Thorp,
aged 86 years, died Saturday. The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church Sunday at the usual hour.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 4 September 1924

East Bloomfield, September 3 - Mrs. Mary Ashley Thorpe, 74 years old, died at her home here Monday after a long illness. She is survived by one son, Edmund Thorpe of Canandaigua, and five daughters, Mrs. Charles Zimmermann, of East Bloomfield; Mrs. Orville Curtis of Rochester; Mrs. Fred Tobey of East Bloomfield; Mrs. Alfred Murphy, of Canandaigua; and Miss Isabelle Thorpe of East Bloomfield.



From Ontario County Journal 11 July 1884

Canadice, N. Y. - Mrs. Olive Thorp,
one of the oldest and most respected ladies in town, died after an illness of only a few hours, on Saturday, June 21. Her funeral services were held at the church in this town on the Monday following, Rev. Abbot officiating. Mrs. Thorp was an active, earnest christian and always found working nobly for the God in whom she trusted.



From Ontario County Journal 14 June 1912

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
The funeral of O. E. Thorpe was held from his late home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, being conducted by Rev. W. D. Robinson, with services under the charge of Sheridan Crandall Post 225, G. A. R., at the grave. Mr. Thorpe's death occurred at a hospital in Canandaigua on Tuesday after 24 hours' illness, at the age of 70 years. His sudden death was a shock to the entire community as he was apparently in his usual health and was at his store until about 10 o'clock Monday, when he was taken seriously ill and later was removed to the hospital. The deceased was highly respected in town where he had been engaged in business for the past 46 years. Soon after coming here he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Ashley, who with one son and five daughters, survive. They are Edward H. Thorpe of Canandaigua; Mrs. O. W. Curtis of Rochester, Mrs. Alfred Murphy of Victor, Mrs. C. F. Zimmerman and the Misses Kate and Isabelle Thorpe of this place. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ella Crooks of Canadice, and Mrs. Mary Fulton of Arkport; and three brothers, William Thorpe of Honeoye Falls, Henry Thorpe of Wayland, and Milo Thorpe of Canadice. Mr. Thorpe was a veteran of the Civil war, having been a sergeant in Co. C, 58th New York Infantry.



From Ontario County Journal 24 March 1916

Canadice, N. Y. - Philip Thorpe,
an old resident of the town, died last week Wednesday night with paralysis, with which he was stricken the Sunday the Sunday morning previous. Mr. Thorpe was born in Wayland on Dec. 12, 1842, going from there to Buffalo, where he resided for a number of years. Several years ago, he came to this town, living with his only child, Mrs. Rose Thorpe. The funeral was held from the house on Tuesday, Rev. R. C. Grames of North Cohocton officiating. Interment was made in Evergreen cemetery at Springwater.



From Ontario County Chronicle 6 February 1901

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Hannah Lyon Thrall,
whose death occurred last Friday, was a member of one of the oldest best-known families in Ontario County. Her father, Bronson K. Lyon, was born here in 1800 and raised ten children. He was a large land owner and a leading citizen for a half century. His father, Simeon Lyon, was one of the first settlers of the town. Five of these children survive, Irving M. Lyon, of Naples, and four brothers on the Pacific coast. Mrs. Thrall was energetic and self-poised. She married in 1858. One son, William B. Thrall of Geneva was the fruit of this marriage. Most of Naples village is built upon the lands formerly owned by this family.



From Ontario County Journal 13 June 1902

Naples, N. Y. -  Levi Griswold Thrall
died suddenly and alone early Saturday morning. He was in bed and probably asleep. His son, in the next room, was startled by heavy breathing, and going to his room found him dead. He was recovering apparently from an illness of some length and the direct cause of death cannot be ascertained. Mr. Thrall was an old and familiar resident. Born here in 1832, this village, with but a few years exception in his childhood, had been his home. He had been active and had filled well many positions in life. For more than a score of years he was a teacher of high standing. He founded a select school in the fifties which was very successful. He afterwards was assistant principal and for a few months principal of the Naples academy. For 30 years, he was a leading land surveyor for this vicinity and was also connected at times with railroad surveys. For 30 years previous to his death, he was also engaged in the fire and life insurance business. In the meantime, he was quite an extensive grape grower and was for some years president of the town Grape Growers' association. For a few years, he manufactured choice wines, but scruples against the business led him to give it up. He was one of five children of William Thrall. But one, Mrs. Susan Galley, of Nunda, is left. Mr. Thrall leaves one son, William B., of this place. His wife died over a year ago in almost precisely the same manner as did he.




From Ontario Co. Times 4 March 1908

Mrs. Miranda Clevenger Thrasher, widow of Daniel Thrasher, formerly of the town of Macedon, died Tuesday morning of heart disease at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nathan Morrow, in East Bloomfield, aged 74 years. Mrs. Thrasher's life was nearly all spent in the town of Macedon and there her husband died some years ago. Since his death, she had made her home with her children and had been since Christmas, with Mrs. Morrow. The news of her death came a great shock to many friends as she had been in her usual health until suddenly stricken Tuesday morning. Mrs. Thrasher leaves four daughters and three sons, Mrs. Charles Gilbert of West Walworth; Mrs. Nathan Morrow of East Bloomfield; Mrs. Ida M. Bacon of Spencer, Mass.; Mrs. Warren Corser of Canandaigua; Stephen B. Thrasher of Jackson, Mich.; Lincoln Thrasher of Burrock, Mich.; and Daniel Thrasher of of Honeoye Falls; one sister, Mrs. Lucinda Birch of Coldwater, Mich., who is the only surviving member of her family and 17 grandchildren. The death of one daughter, Mrs. Minnie Dillingham of Despatch, which occurred last Wednesday, was a severe blow to the aged mother. The funeral service will be held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nathan Morrow, at East Bloomfield, Friday, at 10 o'clock and burial will be made in the Friends cemetery at Farmington, by the side of her husband.



From Auburn Citizen 26 May 1926

Geneva, N. Y., May 26 - Mrs. Nellie M. Thrasher,
45, wife of Oliver Thrasher, of No. 103 Exchange Street, died at the Geneva Hospital yesterday afternoon following an operation. She leaves her husband; two sons, Basil Walker of North Rose, and Earl Walker of Albany; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hudgins of Syracuse. Funeral Thursday afternoon from the funeral parlors of Currey & Corwin in Main street, Geneva. Burial in Washington Street Cemetery, Geneva.



From Geneva Daily Times 23 March 1909

Mrs. Rebecca W. Armstrong Thrasher
died yesterday morning at 9 o'clock at the Canandaigua hospital. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the First Presbyterian church chapel. Interment in Washington street cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 30 January 1933

Mrs. Anna Thuron,
widow of John Thuron, died yesterday morning at the home of her son, Frank Thuron, 53 Maxwell avenue, after a short illness. Besides her son, she leaves a daughter, Mrs. George Walters of Harriman, N. Y.; a sister, Mrs. Robert Jensen of Olean; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The funeral service will be held Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the home of her son and 9 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 25 November 1910

At Clifton Springs sanitarium, on Tuesday occurred the death of Colonel James S. Thurston, aged 85 years. Col. Thurston had in recent years made his home with his daughter in Canandaigua, and at his summer home on Keuka lake. He was a veteran of the Civil war and a member of the Loyal Legion. He was born at Owego in 1825; and married Phoebe VanBenschoten of Union. For a long time he resided at Elmira. Col. Thurston was widely known in banking circles in New York City, Albany and Rochester. His business career was as marked a success as was his life in the army, in which he rose upon merit to the rank of colonel. His kindness of heart and genial nature made him legions of lasting friendships. There survive two daughters, Mrs. Charles D. Darling of this village, and Mrs. Alfred Campbell of Binghamton. Funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. Darling last evening and the remains taken to Elmira for burial.



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