From Geneva Daily Times 13 April 1909
The funeral of Guillo Tiballi, the Italian who was shot
Sunday night in the store of Raymond DelPapa, took place this afternoon
at 3 o'clock from Devaney & Fletcher's undertaking rooms. Interment
was in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Naples Record 10 November 1920
Canadice, N. Y. - At his home in this place, on October 28, 1920, Albert H. Tibbals died
an illness of a little more than three weeks. In three months to
a day, he would have celebrated his seventy-eighth birthday. He is
survived by his wife; and one son, Walter H. Tibbals of Syracuse; four
grandchildren, Mrs. Marie Fairchild, Miss Lucile Tibbals, Raines
Tibbals and Theodore Tibbals, all of Syracuse; two sisters, Mrs. Addie
Fenton of Mansfield, Pa., and Mrs. Stephen Cole of Richmond. The
funeral was held from the church on Saturday, October 30, Rev. W. J.
Brown of Avoca, a former pastor, officiating. Burial was made in the
Canadice Valley Cemetery. Mr. Tibbals held a large place in this and
the surrounding community, also in the church here. He was a soldier in
the Civil War and belonged to the G. A. R. His grandsons served in the
late war across the sea. Mr. Tibbals was also a member of the Masonic
order. For about twenty-five he was a teacher in this and surrounding
communities. He held the office of supervisor for two terms, and had
been justice of the peace for many years, holding that office at the
time of his death. He had been one of the officials of the church here
for many years, and took a keen interest in all its affairs, inquiring
in his last illness about the change of pastors.
From Ontario County Journal 14 October 1910
Honeoye, N. Y. - The people of this village were shocked on
Monday to learn of the sudden death of Grant Tibbals. Mr.
Tibbals, who for the past three years had been an inspector of state
roads, was employed at Mt. Morris. During the heavy rains of last week
he contracted a heavy cold but continued to work. On Friday he returned
to his home here, but did not call a physician until Monday, when Dr.
Standish found him to be suffering from acute pneumonia. Dr. F. A.
Wicker of Livonia was then hastily summoned, but death came before his
arrival. Grant Tibbals was born in the town of Canadice on Nov. 4, 43
years ago, the oldest son of Albert H. Tibbals and Lucy Slingerland. He
was educated at the common schools and Honeoye High school. During the
term of D. G. Lapham as surrogate, he served as clerk. He was a
successful teacher, having taught in Reed Corners, Stanley,
Springwater, Canadice and Richmond. On Nov. 4, 1891, he married Miss
Emma Gilbert of Honeoye, who with three children, Marie, John and
Theodore, survive. He is also survived by his father and by one
brother, Walter H. Tibbals of Syracuse. The funeral was held on
Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. a. W. Fenton of Mansfield, Pa., an uncle
of the deceased, assisted by the Rev. W. T. Hawthorne, officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 12 October 1906
Mrs. Jane Tibbals, who had suffered several years with a cancer,
died on Saturday night. She was born in England 88 years ago, and came
to this country when 10 years old. She was married to Peter Tibbals, of
this town, and settled on the farm where Mr. Tibbals died in 1878.
After the death of her husband, she continued to live with her only
son, Albert H. Tibbals, who so tenderly guided her footsteps in her
declining years. She was a consistent Christian. Two daughters, Mrs.
Nellie Cole, of Richmond, and Mrs. Addie Fenton, of Port Byron; and one
son, Albert, survive her. The funeral services were held from her late
home on Tuesday, Rev. G. W. Richmire officiating. The interment was in
the Tibbals family cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 14 March 1902
Canadice, N. Y. - Mrs. Julia Tibbals, who had been ill for
several weeks, died Sunday morning. Mrs. Tibbals had undergone two
operations for removal of cancer. A husband, two sons and one daughter
survive. The funeral services were held at the house on Tuesday and the
remains were taken to Evergreen cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 9 January 1903
Canadice, N. Y. - Mrs. Lucy Tibbals, whose death was
announced in last week's Journal, was born in this town on Jan. 1,
1848, and had always resided here. In 1866 she was married to Albert E.
Tibbals. The deceased had been a great sufferer from rheumatism and
heart trouble for many months. About six weeks ago pulmonary trouble
developed and on Dec. 30 her sufferings ended. Through all these years
of affliction, she was patient, and when she faced the inevitable, was
resigned and anxious to go. The church has lost a devoted Christian and
the Ladies' Aid society, of which she was president, a valuable member.
She leaves, besides her husband, two sons, Grant of Honeoye, and Walter
of this place; four brothers, Rev. H. A. Slingerland of Hartzville,
Abram Slingerland of Livonia, and Frank and Alfred Slingerland of this
place. The funeral was held from the church on Friday, Rev. J. W.
Barnett officiating. The members of the Ladies' Aid society and of her
Sunday school class attended the funeral in a body.
From Ontario County Journal 2 August 1878
Canadice, N. Y. - Peter Tibbals died at his residence in this town
on Wednesday morning, July 17th. Mr. Tibbals was born in Canadice,
April 22d, 1821, consequently his age was 57 years, 2 months and 25
days. In 1841 he was married to Miss Jane Brunett, who survives him.
Since their marriage they have lived in Canadice, Geneseo and in
Allegany county. He was a man who always advocated the principle of doing
as he would be done by, believing that practice was worth more than
profession. When a young man he joined the M. E. church, but later his
religious views differed from the prominent church principles,
consequently he had not of late associated himself particularly with
the church of his early choice; but we know that he passed nearly ten
weeks of sickness of a lingering and painful character, with apparent
willingness, and at last met its culmination with entire reconciliation
- saying repeatedly that he was ready at any time to bid
adieu to earthly scenes, feeling conscious that he would be permitted
to view the city of glory and endless bliss and enter in through the
pearly gates to be forever with his God. His family feel that the sad
has taken from their circle a kind husband and father, and that the
thus made vacant and the voice thus forever hushed, will be to them a
which none can repay. The funeral services were conducted by Rev.
Hobbs of Springwater, who spoke consoling sentiments to the bereaved
founded on words found in 2nd Timothy, 1st chapter and 10th verse. A
concourse of people followed the remains to its last resting place on
farm on which the deceased spent his boyhood days.
From Ontario County Times 26 August 1863
Died on the 17th inst., at his residence on the lake shore, about five
miles from this village, Mr. Isaac M. Tichner, in the 76th
of his age. His illness was brief, but for the last few days very
distressing. Having for many years lived a most exemplary christian
life, his death
was truly peaceful, as the christian only can die. He seemed to be just
as well prepared to close up his earthly life and enter upon the scenes
of the future state, as if he had been long anticipating the hour of
decease. The funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in this
and were numerously attended by all classes of the community. He first
united with the Methodist Episcopal Church in Newark, N. J., where he
useful and very highly esteemed. On coming to this vicinity, about
years ago, he transferred his membership to the M. E. Church in this
and remained a most reliable, useful and esteemed member until the day
his death. He was an industrious, liberal, kind-hearted, upright man,
respected and loved by all who knew him. A large family, consisting of
widow, one son and several daughters, with other relatives, are left to
his sudden departure.
From Geneva Gazette 29 September 1882
Anna M. Ticknor, mother of John H. Ticknor, proprietor of the
Phelps hotel, died at that place last Wednesday, aged 91
years and 5 mos. She was a native of Connecticut, but has lived in
this State since early childhood - for the past fifteen years in
From Ontario County Journal 13 September 1895
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The death of James Tierney occurred
early hour on Thursday morning. He had been sick but a short
time. The funeral services were held from the M. E. church on Sunday
afternoon, Rev. E. C. Long of the Baptist church of Manchester
officiating. He was buried under the order of the K. O. T. M., of which
body he was a member. Sir Knights of Palmyra and Port Gibson were
From Victor Herald 22 July 1904
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - On Sunday afternoon occurred the death of
Anson Tiffany at the home of his brother, Edson Tiffany, near
Bristol Center. His age was 56 years. The funeral was held Tuesday
morning at 10 o'clock. Interment at Bristol Center cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 1 May 1901
Bristol, N. Y. - Mrs. Betsy Tiffany died at the home of her
son-in-law last week at the age of 82 years. Interment was at Bristol
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 7 December 1893
Bristol Centre - Byron Tiffany died this (Tuesday) morning, aged 69 years. The time for the funeral is undecided at this writing. His widow is confined to her bed with sickness.
From Victor Herald 23 September 1904
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Eliza Ann Tiffany, widow of Giles
Tiffany, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ulysses Wheeler, south
of this village, Monday evening. Mrs. Tiffany was one of the oldest
women residing in the town, having reached the age of eighty-five
years. She had been in poor health for many years. The funeral will be
held from the Wheeler home on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev.
W. D. Robinson officiating. Interment will be had in the cemetery at
Baptist Hill. Mrs. Tiffany is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Wheeler,
and one grandson, Addison H. Wheeler, of this place.
From Ontario County Journal 17 August 1894
Monday afternoon Erastus Tiffany, aged 71 years, of
Manchester, was killed on the Lehigh Valley Railroad at that place. It
was the same old story of stepping from one track on to another. Mr.
Tiffany was an uncle of W. W. Case, the jeweler, in this village.
From Shortsville Enterprise 23 February 1912
The death of Francis J. Tiffany occurred at his home, two
miles south of this village, on Friday morning last at 2:40 o'clock.
His age was 89 years. Mr. Tiffany was born in the town of Canandaigua
on Apr 30, 1823, being one of four children of the late Edmund Tiffany.
He was educated at the Canandaigua Academy. His wife was formerly Miss
Martha Faurot, taking her as his life partner during the year of 1848.
Her death occurred on Nov. 5, 1909. He had been a resident on the farm
where he died for 30 years. By faith he was a Presbyterian and at the
time of his death a member of the Canandaigua Presbyterian church. He
was a lifelong Republican and for 15 years served as a member of
the election board of the town of Canandaigua. He is survived by one
grandson, Harry Darling, of Hopewell, and four great-grandchildren. The
funeral services were held from the home on Sunday afternoon at three
o'clock, conducted by Rev. D. H. MacKenzie, of the local Presbyterian
church. The burial was made in Brookside Cemetery in this village.
From Ontario County Times 25 February 1885
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Mr. George Tiffany died at his home in
the town of Bloomfield on Monday afternoon. Mr. Tiffany had been out of
health for some time and had entertained hopes of recovering, but
gradually wasted away. His disease was thought to be consumption. He
has been an active member in the M. E. church in this place for several
years, and has filled important offices in the church in which he has
faithfully discharged his duties. He leaves a wife and four children
and a mother and two sisters to mourn his loss. He had many warm
friends and will be greatly missed in the community.
From Shortsville Enterprise 25 April 1913
George Tiffany, a former resident of Shortsville, died at his home
in Phelps Sunday morning after an illness of two weeks from pneumonia.
He was born in this village about 39 years ago. The survivors are his
wife and two children, Merton and Mildred, his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
George Tiffany, all of Phelps, and a brother, Edward Tiffany of Albion.
The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock and
the burial was made in Brookside Cemetery in this village.
From Ontario County Journal 4 December 1885
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Giles Tiffany died last Saturday, of
apoplexy, aged 71 years. His remains were take to Baptist Hill for
interment on Monday.
From Geneva Gazette 9 August 1889
Isaiah Tiffany, one of the oldest residents of Clifton
Springs, died at his home last Friday morning of old age. Mr.
Tiffany was in his 89th year, and had resided in Clifton for many years
and was highly respected by all. He was a life long Democrat, and
for years took an active part in politics. He was Post Master at
Utica under President Pierce. His remains were conveyed to Utica
From Canandaigua Chronicle 3 October 1906
Cheshire, N. Y. - On Thursday occurred the death of Jerome
at his home near Academy. The funeral was Saturday at two
o'clock. Deceased was forty-two years old and leaves, besides his wife,
five children, Mrs. Clarence Randall, Charlie, Olah, Clifford and Mary.
From Geneva Courier 6 March 1878
Clifton Springs - John L. Tiffany, of Clifton, died on
Saturday, the 2nd instant, aged 85, esteemed by all who knew him.
He was a man of means and gave liberally to charitable objects.
He was a good friend to the poor. His remains were taken to
Utica, where his wife is buried. The funeral services conducted
by the Rev. W. M. Edson, were held at the house of his brother, Isaac
Tiffany, on the 4th inst.
From Ontario County Journal 27 November 1885
As the steamer was on her regular trip up the lake at about five
o'clock yesterday (Thursday) afternoon, the crew observed the figure of
a man clinging to an upturned boat near the water works crib. When the
rescuing party arrived at the spot they found what appeared to be the
body of Frank Dexter, a young man in the employ of the N. C.
Railway, working in the freight house in this village. After
he was resuscitated, and gave in substance the following account of the
mishap: He and John W. Tiffany were on the lake during the
duck hunting, and in some manner the boat capsized, and its occupants
left struggling in the chilly water. They both succeeded in grasping
boat, and Tiffany said: "Frank, we will die here together." They soon
benumbed by the cold, and the last thing Dexter remembers before losing
consciousness was seeing Tiffany let go of the boat and strike out for
the shore. It was apparent that he must have sunk long before reaching
land, and search was made for the body, and it was recovered during the
night from the bottom
of the lake near the scene of the accident. Tiffany was a young man
with his parents on a farm just north of the village. He was married
August to Mrs. Johnson, a widow, whose first husband was killed by the
near the brewery a few years since. An examination of Dexter's watch
showed that it had stopped at 4:11 p.m.
From Ontario County Journal 19 February 1904
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Joseph B. Tiffany died on Sunday
morning at his home in the northern part of this town. Paralysis, which
came upon Mr. Tiffany two years ago, left him helpless. He was born in
Oneida county and went to Springwater in early life. There, on Feb. 28,
1864, he married Miss Mary Horton. Since 1873, East Bloomfield has been
the family home. Besides his wife, he is survived by seven children:
Mrs. John A. Leete and Horton Tiffany of this place; Mrs. Elisha Norton
of Gasport; Mrs. Milton Culver of Rochester; Mrs. Myron Boughton and
Mrs. Charles Wilcox of Victor; and Mrs. Fred Miller of Caledonia; and
three sisters. Mr. Tiffany was esteemed for many good qualities, and
during his 30 years residence in this town, he was known as a good
citizen and a kind neighbor. The funeral was held from the family home
on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Rev. E. G. W. Hall officiating.
The interment was in the village cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 9 December 1868
Mr. Lamont Tiffany of Phelps died at his residence in that place
on the 1st instant from the effects of a paralytic attack. He was sixty
From Ontario County Times 4 May 1887
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - The past week has been marked by the
death of two aged persons of our community. The first death was that of
Mrs. Lavinia Tiffany, who died last Friday at the residence of
W. P. Mann. Mrs. Tiffany has been gradually failing all winter and her
death was like her life, peaceful and quiet. Anticipating her early
release from her couch of pain, she was thoughtful as ever of the
comfort of the friends she was to leave, and thus her earnest desire
was that she might live until the spring came, and they be saved the
discomfort of a journey in the cold. Her wish was granted, and today
her body was carried to be laid by the side of her husband, who has
been dead for years. She was from childhood a member of the
Presbyterian church, and a faithful follower of the Savior, in whom she
trusted. Her age was 90 years and 7 months.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 7 June 1905
Bristol Center, N. Y. - Mrs. Margaret Ketchum Tiffany died here on
the 17th of May. She was born and always lived in Bristol. She is
survived by one daughter, Achsah Groome of Canandaigua; two sons,
Robert and William Tiffany of Bristol; three brothers, John Ketchum of
Chester, Jesse and Jeremiah Ketchum of Bristol; two sisters, Mrs.
Watson Sawyer of Canandaigua, Mrs. Ira Sanford of Bristol.
From Ontario County Journal 12 November 1909
The death of Mrs. Martha Tiffany, wife of Francis J.
Tiffany, one of the oldest residents of the town of Hopewell, occurred
at her home two miles south of Shortsville, on Friday, aged 85
years. She was born in the town of Hopewell, where her whole life
was spent. Her maiden name was Martha Faurot and she was a sister of
the late J. P. Faurot, for many years a well-known lawyer of this
village. She was united in marriage with Francis J. Tiffany in 1848.
She united with the Presbyterian church of Canandaigua many years ago,
and before her age interfered she took a great interest in church work.
She is survived by her husband; one grandson, Harry Darling, of
Hopewell, and three nephews and a niece.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 November 1909
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Martha Faurote Tiffany, wife of Frances
Tiffany died at their home a mile and half southeast of this village at
2 a.m. yesterday of consumption, 87 years of age. Mrs. Tiffany is the
last surviving member of a large family. Mr. and Mrs. Tiffany had but
one child, a daughter, Mary, who married Henry Darling. She died young
leaving two children, a son and a daughter. The latter died at seven
years of age but the son, Harry Tiffany Darling, has always made his
home with his grandparents. The funeral services will be held Sunday
morning at the family residence. The interment will be in Brookside
From Ontario County Journal 16 March 1916
Bristol Valley, N. Y. - On Sunday morning occurred the death of Maud Carter Tiffany, wife
of Burton Tiffany, at the family home in Bristol Valley. Mrs. Tiffany
had been in poor health for some time, but had only been obliged to
give up her household tasks within a few weeks. She was born in the
state of California on Jan. 8, 1868, the daughter of Lyman and Anna
Baker Carter. With her parents she moved to the town of West Bloomfield
when two years of age, from which place she was married to Burton
Tiffany on Feb. 10, 1894. Her death will be deeply felt by those who
knew her, as she was an active worker in the church and various
societies. The deepest sympathy is extended by the entire community to
the husband and one son, Gerald; also a half-brother, Charles Shaw of
Rochester, who survive her. Funeral services were held from the late
home on Tuesday, with burial in Evergreen cemetery.
From Naples Record 29 April 1914
The funeral of Oliver P. Tiffany, whose death occurred on
Saturday morning at one o'clock, April 18, at his home in the eastern
part of town, at the age of 88 years, was held from the house on Sunday
afternoon at one o'clock. Burial was made in the Bristol Center
cemetery. He had been in poor health for some time, death resulting
from valvular disease of the heart. Mr. Tiffany was born on October 27,
1825, a son of Oliver and Nancy Reed Tiffany. He married Sarah
Ingraham, of this town, and she died September 3, 1904. Two children
were born to them, Anson, who died July 7, 1904, and Edson, with whom
he resided. Two grandchildren, Mrs. Jacob Vogt and Mrs. Clifford Mason,
both of Canandaigua, also survive. Rev. W. H. Edmonds, pastor of the
Methodist church, officiated at the funeral.
From Ontario County Journal 12 January 1912
The death of Wilbur Tiffany occurred at Memorial Hospital
yesterday morning, after an illness of nearly three months of typhoid
fever. Mr. Tiffany was born in the town of West Bloomfield 44 years
ago. Besides his wife, who was Miss Ina Briggs, of Bristol, there
survive four daughters, Misses Mildred, Hazel, Marian and Lucille; two
sons, Roland and Norman, all of Canandaigua; two brothers, Arthur of
East Bloomfield and Levi, of Bristol. His mother, Mrs. Elihu Briggs, of
East Bloomfield, also survives.
From Geneva Gazette 15 August 1873
We have to announce the death of Charles H. Tileston. Those
only who have known him for the past twenty years would hardly conceive
that he ever had been a lithe, active healthy man, yet old
acquaintances well remember him as thus possessed of good physical
endowments. He, however, during the later years of his life has been a
great sufferer from chronic rheumatism, rendering him virtually
helpless. Yet he bore his long suffering uncomplainingly and even
maintained throughout a cheerful disposition. Quite recently his
disease took the form of dropsy and terminated fatally after a few days
of confinement. He leaves a wife and five children, all girls of adult
age, three of them married. His sufferings were so great, helplessness
so complete, that death must have been welcomed as a relief.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 November 1934
Mrs. Christina M. Tillema, aged 76, died at the Dixon Sanitarium
last night after a long illness. She was the widow of the late John G.
Tillema, proprietor of the Star Steam Laundry here for a number of
years. She leaves one son, Myron Tillema; two brothers, William and
Anthony Heystek, both of Chicago; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Fallow, Mrs.
Anna W(can't read), and Miss Lena Hastings of Chicago, and Mrs. (can't
read). The funeral will be held at the house of her son Friday
afternoon at 3:30 o'clock with the Rev. Alexander Thompson of the North
Presbyterian church officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 April 1917
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Emmalena Brown Tillotson, aged 90 years,
who died here Sunday, left instructions with her executor that her body
be kept until decomposition sets in so as to make sure she would not be
buried alive. In accord with her request, her body will be placed in
the vault at Woodlawn Cemetery, and the interment will be made in West
Avenue Cemetery Monday, April 30. Mrs. Tillotson leaves considerable
From Geneva Gazette 16 March 1894
The widow of the late Levi Tillotson of
Canandaigua committed suicide last Friday night by hanging herself.
Cause, insanity. Her husband left her an ample fortune, estimated
at from $75,000 to $100,000. Her age was about 69 years.
A further article in same newspaper:
The Canandaigua Suicide - We find in the Times the
following relating to Mrs. Tillotson's suicide.
After stating that Sidney S. Mallory of Geneva is a brother of the
deceased that paper says:
Finally, after unsuccessfully endeavoring to induce her (his sister) to
deed him certain portions of the property or place it in the hands of a
trustee, Mr. Mallory instituted proceedings, seeking to declare his
sister a lunatic and incapable of managing her own affairs. The
papers in this proceeding were served upon her Thursday and the
evidence elicited at the Coroner's inquest shows that this was probably
the occasion of her rash determination to end her life.
The notice with which she was served, informing her in legal
phraseology of the impending examination as to her mental condition was
found the following day in her room. About the word "lunatic",
wherever it appeared, she had marked brackets, and on the back of the
document were written the following messages:
Dear Brother: I love you just as much to-day as I
Good bye. Do not blame yourself; you did what you thought
your duty. Your ever loving Sister, J. Adelaide
Here the writing abruptly ended.
T. J. H. Metcalf:
I rented store No. 3 in Tillotson block to Mr. Moran and was on my way
to draw the lease, but your very kind letter has turned my course.
Please excuse me. Yours very kindly, J. A.
I cannot attend the lawsuit. I go to a just God. He knows
every motive that has prompted every act, and will do just right with
poor me, with no eye to pity me but His. Oh, it is hard, but it
is all for the best or
it would not be permitted.
Dear Brother: I am so much afraid some one will blame you, I
write again to say you are in no way to blame. I feel nothing but
the kindest love and pity for you. No, a thousand times no, I do
not feel unkindly toward you
nor any one else. Do not have me put into the vault,
but let me buried at once. The ground is not frozen much.
In my satchel --
Immediately after the funeral service, which was held on Monday, while
the heirs were all assembled at the house, the Hon. J. H. Metcalf announced in behalf of his client, Mr. Sidney Mallory,
that he had instructed an officer to then and there serve notices in a
partition suit. This is likely to lead to considerable litigation.
From Ontario County Journal 6 September 1889
Cheshire, N. Y. - Lorenzo H. Tillotson died Tuesday morning at 2
o'clock. He has been steadily declining for two years, and confined to
house most of the time for over a year. He was a man of sterling
integrity, and by industry and economy had secured a competency.
Funeral services were held from his late residence Thursday at 2
From Geneva Daily Times 19 December 1907
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - This forenoon at the residence on Hibbard
avenue in this village were held the funeral services of the late Oscar
The interment will be made in the cemetery in
Canandaigua. Mr. Tillotson was born in Canandaigua 77 years ago and was
the youngest son
of Mr. and Mrs. Morehouse Tillotson. He came to this village to live
fifteen years ago. Mr. Tillotson has been a member of the Methodist
at Canandaigua for a long term of years. He is survived by his wife and
daughters, Mrs. George MacGreevey of Elmira, and Miss Gertrude
From Ontario County Chronicle 11 June 1902
Samuel Tillotson, of this village, died at the home of his
Mrs. Addison Kingsbury, in Jersey City, June 4, aged 74 years. Death
due to a general breaking down of his health. His wife died three years
His is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Kingsbury of Jersey City; two
Johnson Tillotson of Cheshire, and Oscar Tillotson of Clifton Springs;
two sisters, Mrs. Sawyer and Miss Mary Tillotson, who reside on the
farm in Cheshire. The remains were brought to Canandaigua, and the
was held from the home of Mrs. Theodore Perkins on Saturday afternoon.
From Ontario County Journal 12 May 1899
Mrs. Susan C. Tillotson, wife of Samuel D. Tillotson, died at
the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Addison Kingsbury, Jersey City, on
Friday morning, aged 67 years. Death came after an illness of but eight
hours, and was caused by apoplexy. On Thursday Mrs. Tillotson had
visited a friend, and returning home late in the afternoon, seemed to
be in her usual health, but was stricken about 7 o'clock in the evening
and lingered until 3 o'clock the next morning. The deceased was born in
Clyde. At the age of five years, she moved with her parents to this
village, where she resided until 25 years ago, her home since then
being in Jersey City. For the past year Mr. and Mrs. Tillotson have
spent most of their time in this village with Mrs. Theodore Perkins,
Mrs. Tillotson being a sister of the late Theodore Perkins. They had
been in Jersey City about four weeks, having gone there to break up
their old home, with a view of making this village their permanent
residence. Mrs. Tillotson is survived by her husband and one daughter,
Mrs. Addison Kingsbury.
From Geneva Gazette 4 May 1900
Mrs. Eliza Newbury Tills died at her residence, west end of
Washington street, last
Sunday morning, aged 79 years. She was the widow of William
Tills, a well-remembered farmer and truck gardener, who emigrated from
England and settled in Geneva some 50 years ago. Surviving
members of the family are Edward R. and William R. Tills, and Mrs.
George Forden, all residents of this city. The funeral was held
Wednesday last, Rev. J. B. Hubbs, rector of St. Peter's Church
officiating. Interment at Glenwood.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 February 1915
Mrs. Emily L. Tills, aged 32 years, died yesterday noon at her
home, 303 William street. She is survived by her husband, William G.
Tills; one son, Howard Louis Tills; her father, Albert Millerd; five
brothers, Thomas, Albert Jr., Frederick, Frank and George Millerd; two
sisters, Mrs. Charles Klopfer and Miss Mary A. Millerd, all of Geneva.
Funeral services will be held from the house at 3:45 o'clock Wednesday
afternoon and at Trinity church at 4:30 o'clock. Dr. C. M. Sills, the
rector, will officiate. Interment will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 March 1915
The death of Mrs. Sarah Tills, wife of William N. Tills,
occurred Saturday evening at her home on Washington street, corner of
Pre-Emption Road. She is survived by her husband; one son, Edward
Francis Tills; one daughter, Mrs. Clarence Oughterson, both of Geneva;
two brothers, Nelson Wilson, of Geneva, and Edward F. Wilson of New
York. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock
from the house, Dr. C. M. Sills of Trinity church officiating.
Interment will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 24 May 1898
We are indebted to Mr. William Fordon, for a few points in the life of William Tills, who
died on his place west of the city on May 11th. He was born at Suffolk,
England, Sept. 26, 1820, and came to this country about the year 1834,
in company with Henry Burgess and some others. Arriving here he went
direct to the home of the older George Fordon, who our readers will
remember as one of the most substantial farmers of his day. Entering
his employ, he remained there for many years until he was married in
1846, when he rented a place, worked it, saved his earnings until he
was able to buy a farm of his own. That farm is now the home of his
son, Edward Tills, 90 acres of good land. He afterwards bought 30 acres
of the Lucius Sheldon place and 35 acres of the Nicholas farm. While
employed by Mr. Fordon, he always enjoyed that old gentleman's
unbounded confidence, trusting him with anything and everything, and it
was never betrayed. Mr. Tills went to England twice to visit his
parents. The first time was in 1853. On the return voyage, he was
shipwrecked off the coast of Ireland, and lost all he had on board
except the clothes on his back. Both he and his wife went across in
1870, and his parents, Philip and Lucy Tills, died the following year,
in 1871. His parents were strict members of the English (Episcopal)
Church, his father being clerk of the parish, and reading the
responses, rather a different form of worship than that we have here.
Both times that he went over he carried along substantial remembrances
and drafts of money always accompanied his letters to the old folks.
Fourteen years ago, on the same day of the months which records his
death, he had a runaway accident, resulting in severe injuries,
including the breaking of both legs. Mr. Tills is survived by his widow
and three children, Edward R. and William N. Tills, and Mrs. G. Fred
Fordon, all of Geneva, and the mantel of the honest old man has fallen
upon three worthy pairs of shoulders.
From Ontario County Journal 13 May 1910
Bristol, N. Y. - George Tilton, a lifelong resident of this
town, died at his home on Saturday night, at the age of 81 years. Mr.
Tilton was the son of Isaac Tilton and married Juliet Simmons of this
town. Three sons were born to them, who with their mother survive. They
are Edson and Isaac of Waverly and Alley of Bristol. Two sisters, Mrs.
Albert Mather and Mrs. Squier of Canandaigua also survive. Mr. Tilton
has been an invalid for several years. The funeral was held from the
home on Tuesday, Rev. G. A. Babbitt officiating. Interment was in
From Geneva Gazette 15 August 1884
Fatal Accident in Canandaigua - Mr. Isaac Tilton, an aged
resident of this village, met with a fatal accident in the new Opera
House Tuesday afternoon last. He
had been in Mr. Kingsbury's store twice during the day,
and had sought and had been denied the privilege of entering the Opera
House, but at 5 o'clock his lifeless body was found in the
auditorium. How he gained admittance and how he met with the
accident that resulted in his death, are largely matters of
conjecture. It seems apparent, however, that he entered the
building by the Beeman street door, and ascended to the audience room
by the eastern stairway. The house contained no lights except
those in the hands of one or two painters at work
in a remote part, and it is probable that in the darkness the old
man stumbled off one of the steps that lead toward the stage, and
the railing that separates the parquet from the dress circle, fell
over it on to his head. The attention of the workmen was not
attracted by the accident, and he lay thus until found a half hour
later. An examination by surgeons showed that his neck was broken
by the fall. Coroner Jewett was notified of the occurrence, but
did not consider an inquest necessary. Mr. Tilton was eighty-five
years of age, residing with his son and wife in a comfortable home on
lower Main street. He leaves three sons, John Tilton, who lives
at home, George Tilton who resides in Bristol, and Oliver Tilton,
living in Gorham. Can. Times.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 August 1904
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Yesterday, at her home, occurred the death of
Mrs. Melvina Gilbert, wife of Oliver C. Tilton, at the
age of sixty-six years and four months. The survivors are two sisters,
Mrs. T. Benton Pierce of Reed Corners, and Mrs. Elizabeth Lathrop of
From Geneva Daily Times 4 March 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - After an extended illness, Oliver
C. Tilton, an old resident of Canandaigua, passed away late Friday
night at the home of his sister, Mrs. Seba Squires, on Main street
Deceased was born in Bristol seventy years ago, the son of Isaac and
Tilton. He was educated at the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary and was a man
of high intelligence, and great religious zeal, having been an active
member of the Canandaigua Baptist Church for many years, and one of the
deacons for some terms. In early life he taught school, but his
vocation was that of a farmer. He was united to Malvina Gilbert of
who died in July, 1905. Two sisters, Mrs. Squires and Mrs. Mary E.
both of Canandaigua, and two brothers, John J. of Canandaigua and
W. Squires, of Bristol survive.
From Phelps Citizen 25 November 1880
William Tilton recently died at Canandaigua, at the advanced age of eighty-one years.
From Ontario County Journal 5 May 1911
The death of John Timm occurred on Wednesday afternoon, aged
66 years, 11 months. Death was due to Bright's disease. Mr. Timm was
born in Germany. He came to this country 35 years ago, and resided in
the vicinity of Pittsford until three years ago when he came to reside
with his son, Henry C. Timm, Mason street, at whose home he died. He is
survived by three sons, John of Walworth, Fred of Lyons, and Henry C.
of Canandaigua; and one daughter, Mrs. Mary Willis of Rochester. The
funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late home.
Interment will be at Pittsford.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 January 1909
Mrs. Ellen Timms died this morning at 9:50 o'clock at her
residence, No. 20 North avenue. She is survived by two sons, George and
John, and one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Drum, all of this city. The
funeral will take place Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock from St. Francis
DeSales church. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 14 December 1883
LAWRENCE TINDALL - This well known and worthy adopted
citizen died very suddenly on the 9th inst.
His residence among us extends over a period
of at least 25 years. For many years he was employed at the
Geneva Gas Works, and was found a steady, reliable helper.
Latterly he has been employed at the Lehigh Valley coal depot.
Almost a giant in stature and
physical strength, he was yet one of the most kind hearted and generous
of men, never exerting his muscular powers to oppress his
fellow-men. His children too have been educated to habits of
industry, and fill important and responsible positions in business
life. The funeral of Mr. Tindall took place at St. Francis de
Sales Church on Wednesday last, and was very largely attended.
From Geneva Gazette 18 April 1890
About two o'clock Wednesday afternoon, while Mrs. Maria Tindall
was performing some light work in front of her residence on
Wadsworth street, she was taken suddenly ill and going into the house
laid down upon a couch where she expired in a few moments. Her
death was the result of heart failure. Mrs. Tindall was a large,
fleshy woman, and had been ailing for some time.
She was the first person to arrive at the side of the late John B.
Dixon who fell near her house, stricken by the same
malady, and who was placed upon the same couch whereon she
breathed her last. Mrs. Tindall was a lady highly esteemed by her
neighbors, being of a noble and warm-hearted disposition. She was
the relict of Lawrence Tindall, a well-known and highly respected
citizen, whose second wife she was. A family of grown-up children
are left to mourn her loss. The deceased was 52 years of age.
The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock from St.
Francis de Sales Church.
From Ontario County Chronicle 21 September 1904
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Adam Tischer, who resided north of this
village, died at the Rochester hospital last week, and the remains were
brought here and the funeral held at St. Patrick's church Thursday
morning. Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery. Besides the
husband, seven children survive.
From Phelps Citizen 18 January 1945
Mrs. Nellie Tischer died Jan. 13, 1945, at Victor. She leaves her
husband, Thomas, and one daughter, Mrs. Edwin Sullivan, both of Victor;
two sisters, Mrs. William Crouch of Phelps and Miss Loretta Gainey of
Honeoye Falls; three brothers, William Gainey of Phelps, John Gainey of
Flushing and Thomas Gainey of Geneva; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held in the home the following Tuesday at 9:30
a.m. and in St. Patrick's church, Victor, at 10 a.m. Burial in St.
From Geneva Gazette 18 November 1887
Mrs. Almira L. Titus, widow of Anson Titus, for a half
manufacturer of plows in Phelps, died at the home of her son, Oliver S.
Shortsville, on Wednesday, in her 78th year. Funeral took place
Universalist Church, Clifton Springs, this afternoon. She leaves
sons and a daughter, all settled in life. Among them is Rev.
Titus, of Massachusetts, a Universalist clergyman.
From Ontario County Journal 29 December 1882
Mr. Anson Titus, of Phelps, whose prostration by paralysis while
on a visit to Byron, Genesee County, we noticed last week, died on
Friday, the 22d inst. His remains were taken to Phelps, and the
funeral held last Tuesday. Mr. Titus was an old, respected and
citizen of Phelps.
From Ontario County Chronicle 25 September 1901
Mrs. Mary J. Titus, widow of the late Horace H. Titus, died
Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. S. Coe, in this
village, aged 80 years. The death was due to a stroke of paralysis,
which she suffered recently. Mr. Titus was formerly a well-known
business man of Phelps. He
died in February, 1895, since which time Mrs. Titus had made her home
her daughter, Mrs. Coe. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Carrie
Ray, Coldwater, Mich., and a brother, James Barber, of Phelps.
From Phelps Citizen 3 July 1919
Oliver S. Titus of Shortsville, a native and former resident of
Phelps, passed away at the family home on Tuesday afternoon after a
month's illness, at the age of 76 years. He was the son of Anson and
Almira Sabin Titus, and was born in Phelps on May 13, 1842. After
completing his studies in the Phelps school, he took a course at
Clinton Liberal Institute in Oneida county, and in August, 1862, when
19 years of age, enlisted in Company C, 148th Regiment, remaining in
the army until the close of the Civil war. He was detailed soon after
enlistment for clerical services in the office of Judge Advocate of the
department of Virginia and North Carolina.
On February 14, 1866, Mr. Titus was married at Sherburne to Miss
Frances Marion Upham, and they lived for a time in Kirksville, Mo.,
moving to Shortsville in 1874, where Mr. Titus became bookkeeper for
the Empire Grain Drill company, in which he later became a stockholder
and served as secretary and treasurer of the concern which succeeded to
its business from 1885 to 1903. He was a member of the banking firm of
Mather & Co., a stockholder in the Red Jacket Telephone company,
and for many years its treasurer. For 25 years he was president of the
local board of education and had served the village as president. He
was a member of the Universalist church of Clifton Springs, and
belonged to the Masons, Arch Masons and Knights Templar. He was a
member of the local Grand Army Post, and former president of the 148th
Regiment Association. He leaves his wife, a son, Fred A. Titus of
Shortsville, and two daughters, Mrs. H. K. Dodge of Pasadena, Cal., and
Mrs. W. W. Phalan of Shortsville; besides three grandchildren; one
brother, Rev. Anson Titus f Somerville, Mass.; and a sister, Mrs. Susan
Carr of Phelps. The funeral will be held from his late home today, Rev.
A. J. MacMillan of the Presbyterian church officiating, and interment
will be made in Brookside cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 20 February 1901
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Thomas B. Titus suddenly dropped dead on
Friday morning while conversing with his wife. Mr. Titus, since an
attack of grip two years ago, had suffered occasional heart spells. Hew
highly esteemed citizen, having held many public offices. He was
identified with the Y. M. C. A. Besides a wife he leaves one daughter,
Miss Anna Titus of Syracuse University, two brothers, Oliver S. Titus,
secretary of the Empire Drill Company, Shortsville, Rev. Anson Titus of
Boston, and a sister, Mrs. C. D. Carr of Phelps.
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