"Tr" to "Tz" Obituaries
From Ontario County Journal 21 November 1902
Mrs. Ann Tracey, wife of Patrick Tracey, died at the family home on
Fort Hill avenue on Tuesday morning, aged 86 years. Death was caused by
the infirmities of old age. The deceased had been a resident of this
village for 58 years. She is survived by her husband and one son. The
funeral was held from St. Mary's church yesterday morning at 10 o'clock.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 June 1908
Mrs. Bridget Tracey, aged 79 years, died at 2 o'clock yesterday
morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Michael O'Malley, of No. 40
Prospect avenue. General debility was the cause of death. She had been
a resident of this city for the past 25 years. She is survived by one
daughter, Mrs. O'Malley, and two sons, John and William Tracey of this
city; also two sisters of St. Louis. The funeral will take place
tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock from the house and 9:30 o'clock from St.
Francis DeSales church. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 12 February 1904
The death of Patrick Tracey occurred at his home on Fort
Hill avenue on Monday morning. The deceased was 83 years of age and is
survived by one son, Thomas Tracey. The funeral was held from St.
Mary's church on Wednesday morning, Rev. B. J. Gefell officiating.
From Geneva Gazette 29 April 1892
The funeral of Patrick Tracy, (who died from the result of
injuries received by a fall from the roof of his mother's kitchen), was
held at St. Francis de Sales church last Wednesday morning at nine
o'clock. The church was filled with mourners and friends of the
deceased. The Catholic Temperance cadets, of which body he was a
member, attended in full uniform. The deceased was a model young
man and his death is
a sad blow to his widowed mother, who depended largely on him for
support. We understand a subscription list was started headed by
the employees of the Patent Cereal Co. with $25.00.
From Ontario County Journal 7 December 1888
Bristol, N. Y. - Mr. Benjamin Trafton, who moved to Michigan a few
years ago, died from the effects of a fall. His remains were
brought here and interred in the Bristol Centre cemetery, the Rev.
Mr. Day of Honeoye officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 3 January 1913
The death of Mrs. Emma Trafton, wife of Henry C. Trafton,
occurred at her home on Bristol street last week Friday morning, after
an illness of many months, aged 59 years. Mrs. Trafton was a native of
Sharon, O., but the greater part of her life was spent in this
vicinity, where she was well-known and highly esteemed. She was an
earnest and devoted worker in the Universalist church, of which she was
a member, the Tuesday Musicale and The Singers. Besides her husband,
she leaves two daughters, Miss Minnie L. Trafton, a member of the Union
school faculty, and Mrs. James Cameron of Scottsville; one brother,
Clarence C. Crane of Sharon, O.; one sister, Mrs. D. F. Bell of
Berkley, Cal. Rev. E. P. Wood officiated at the funeral services on
Sunday afternoon. A quartet from The Singers rendered several hymns.
There were many beautiful floral tributes. Interment was at Woodlawn.
From Ontario County Times 8 January 1890
John Trafton, a well-known and highly respected farmer of Bristol
Center, committed suicide Sunday afternoon by shooting himself through
the brains. He had been a sufferer from poor health for several years
past, and it is believed that he became despondent of ever recovering,
and finally decided to put an end to his suffering by taking his own
life. It is also reported that he was a heavy loser by reason of the
recent failure of Wilson, Luther & Wilson, extensive lumber dealers
of Belding, Mich., and it is thought that might have affected his mind.
He was seventy-five years of age, and leaves a wife and one son.
From Ontario County Times 15 January 1890
It seems that the published reports of the circumstances attending the recent death of Mr. John Trafton of
Bristol, in this county, are erroneous. The members of his family and
others best informed as to the particulars assert that his shooting of
himself was by accident rather than design. He had brought the pistol,
the first one he had ever owned, only a few days previous, with the
idea that he might be assaulted as had the old man Alger a short time
before, and he was examining its workings when the weapon was
accidentally discharged. All the circumstances point to this
explanation as the true one. Mr. Trafton had not lost money, as
reported, and was not suffering mental distress of any kind. Moreover,
he had been in ill health, and by advice of his physician, had taken
morphine to relieve his pain, so that had he desired to take his own
life, he had in this drug the means at hand and would naturally have
resorted to it.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 May
After a ten-day's illness with pneumonia, James Trainor died
his home at No. 71 Geneva street, aged
sixty-five years. The deceased was born in County Down, Ireland,
1839. He came to this country at the age of sixteen years, settling at
Lodi, N. Y., from which place he came to this city eighteen years ago.
He was a member of the Holy Name of Jesus society of St. Francis de
Sales church, and of Kanadesaga council, R. A. He is survived by his
widow, one son, David O. Trainor of Buffalo, two daughters, Misses Anna
and Isabella N. Trainor of Geneva, and one sister in Ireland. The
will take place at 10 o'clock Saturday morning from St. Francis de
church. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Victor Herald 28 April 1905
Mrs. Henry Trait committed suicide by taking carbolic acid at her
home Monday afternoon. No cause can be assigned for this tragic ending
of Mrs. Trait's life for on Monday morning she appeared in her usual
good spirits and was outside enjoying the sunshine and visited with her
neighbors, and later entered the house and commenced the usual routine
of household duties. When her husband left the home at noon, he little
dreamed of the terrible shock he would receive when he returned. When
he reached home at six o'clock he found the house securely locked and
gaining admission with the key which he always carried, he found the
lifeless form of her whom he had left only a few short hours before.
The acid was in crystal form and about two ounces was dissolved in a
basin of water and the entire amount was drank, producing almost
instant death. It appears that the fatal dose was taken in the kitchen
and that Mrs. Trait walked to the sitting room and laid down on the
couch and covered her face with a pillow. Dr. S. R. Wheeler was called
and gave it as his opinion that death must have occurred at about five
o'clock. Dr. W. P. Warner, coroner of Canandaigua, was summoned and
viewed the remains on Tuesday morning and granted a death certificate.
Mrs. Trait was 49 years of age and came to East Bloomfield from
Baltimore, Md., in 1883. Her husband has the heartfelt sympathy of the
entire community in this his terrible affliction. The funeral was held
from the house on Thursday at 3 p.m. Weekly Review
From Victor Herald 23 March 1900
Miss Delia Trask, whose death occurred on Thursday, March 15, at
her late home on Maple avenue after an illness of several months, had
been a lifelong resident of this town. She was the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Daniel Trask and was born in this place seventy-two years ago.
Trask had always lived quietly, mingling little in society, preferring
her own home, but was esteemed by those who knew her as a good and true
friend. The deceased is survived by one sister, Miss Lucinda Trask, of
village, and one brother, Lembert Trask, of Petoskey, Mich. The funeral
services were held Sunday afternoon. Interment was made in the Boughton
From Victor Herald 16 May 1891
Norman Trask died at his residence in this village on Friday of
last week, after an illness of about two months. The funeral was held
at his his late residence Monday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Hewitt
officiating. The interment was made at Boughton
Hill. Mr. Trask was born in the south east part of this town, March
25th, 1817. The family is one of the oldest in that part of the town.
He was a man of quiet habits, and very much devoted to his brothers and
sisters and was especially happy in his home life. He lived on his farm
in what is known as the "Trask" neighborhood till about twelve years
when he moved to this village. He was not a member of any church, but
sympathies and support were always given to the Universalist
denomination. Three sisters, Mary E., Delia C. and Lucinda M. Trask of
and two brothers, Cuyler Trask of Austinburgh, Ohio, and Lambert Trask
of Petosky, Mich., survive him.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 July 1908
Naples, N. Y. - Charles Traum died at his home Tuesday at 5 p.m.
with consumption, aged 63 years. He was born in Hessen, Germany, and
came to this country when a young man and to Naples about 35 years ago.
He and his brother, Conrad, planted a large vineyard. He was an active
member of the Naples grape association, also of the D. O. H., a German
society. He was an honest, industrious gentleman and much respected. He
leaves a wife.
From Ontario County Journal 14 February 1902
Naples, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Sophia Traum occurred
on Friday. She was 83 years old and died at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Louise Schull. Mrs. Traum came over from Germany in 1872, with all
of her family, six children, and all settled near her. They are Charles
and Coonrad Traum, Mrs. Frank Merkel and Mrs. Schull of Naples; Mrs.
Rauscher of Buffalo, and Mrs. Argus, of Hammondsport, where the body
was taken for burial.
From Ontario County Chronicle 4 March 1903
Wednesday occurred the death of Mrs. Mary Bailey Travis at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Washington Hicks, Chapin street. She was
81 years of age. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. C. A. Hait, aged 93
years of Binghamton; by her daughter, Mrs. Hicks, and two sons, Howard
Travis of New York City and R. Livingston Travis of Monticello.
From Ontario County Chronicle 11 December 1901
Rufus W. Travis, one of the best known citizens of Western Ontario
County, died at his home in this village on Saturday, aged 66 years. He
had been a lifelong resident of the town of Bristol, removing to
only a few weeks previous to his death. He was for many years a justice
the peace at Vincent, and had the confidence and esteem of all who knew
His funeral was held on Monday. Death was due to pneumonia,
by failing health. Survivors are four sons and one daughter.
From Ontario County Journal 13 December 1901
After a brief but aggravated illness from a disease contracted in the war, Rufus W. Travis died
at his home on Adelaide avenue last Saturday, aged 66 years, 4 months.
Just one month before, he had moved into the new house which he had
built with money saved from his pension. Deceased was a native of
Bristol and had always lived there up to the time he came to
Canandaigua, with the exception of four years spent in the army and
four years in Nebraska. He was a member of Company H, Fourth N. Y.
Heavy Artillery, and served throughout the whole war. He is survived by
his wife, four sons, William and John, of Belding, Mich.; George of
Geneva; Charles of this village; and one daughter, Mrs. W. A. Smith of
this place. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon and were
conducted by Rev. Dr. J. Wallace Webb.
From Ontario County Chronicle 30 November 1904
Bristol Center, N. Y. - On Saturday night occurred the death of Mrs.
at the home of her son, Charles Travis. Mrs.
Travis has suffered from tuberculosis for a long time. She was born and
has always lived here with the exception of a few years spent in the
west and in Canandaigua. She was 68 years old. The remains were removed
to her daughter's, Mrs. William Smith of Canandaigua, on North Pearl
street. Funeral was held from there Tuesday at 2 p.m. Interment at
Woodlawn. Deceased is survived by four sons, John and George of
Belding, Mich.; William of Geneva, Charles of Vincent, and one
daughter, Mrs. Mary Smith of Canandaigua.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 May 1909
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - On Wednesday evening at Orleans, occurred
the death of Patrick Traynor, aged 46 years. The deceased had
conducted the hotel in that place for a number of years, and had been a
sufferer from rheumatism and Brights disease for several years, but had
been able to be about the house until the past week. He is survived by
a wife and two brothers. The funeral services will be held tomorrow
morning at St. Francis DeSales church in Geneva and burial will also be
made in that city.
From Geneva Daily Times 31 October 1910
Amelia Lund Treadwell, wife of David Treadwell, died Sunday
morning at 7:30 o'clock at her home southwest of Phelps, aged 26 years.
She is survived by her husband and one son; her mother, Mrs. Lund;
three brothers and two sisters. Funeral will be from her home tomorrow
afternoon at 2:30. Rev. W. H. York, pastor of the M. E. church of
Phelps will officiate. Burial in Salisbury Cemetery, Oaks Corners.
From Ontario County Times 29 July 1885
Bristol, N. Y. - Albert Treat, an old and respected citizen of
this town, died on Saturday morning last at the age of 76 years. Mr.
Treat was, I am told, a lineal descendant of Governor Wolcott of
From Ontario County Journal 21 September 1894
Mrs. Louisiana H. Treat died at her home in South Bristol last
Sunday afternoon of pneumonia, aged 69 years, 5 months. Mrs. Treat
leaves a husband and three children, Trustee Fred E. Treat, of this
village, and a a son and daughter in South Bristol. The funeral
services were held Tuesday afternoon and the interment way in Coy
cemetery, South Bristol.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 August 1905
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. David Tredwell, aged 21,
died yesterday morning at the home of her mother, Mrs. Matoon,
and was formerly Miss Emma Matoon. She was married
a little over year ago and has been ill since last March. She was
born at Chapinville but came here with her parents sixteen years ago.
Mrs. Tredwell was a member of the Phelps Methodist church and leaves
a large circle of friends. Besides her husband, she is survived by her
mother, Mrs. Matoon, four brothers, William of Syracuse, George of
Baldwinsville, James of Shortsville, and Charles of Phelps; also three
sisters, Mrs. Allen Sweet of Auburn, Mrs. Homer Sweet, and Miss Mary
Matoon, of Phelps.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 March 1940
Orleans, N. Y. - The death of Toff J. Treese occurred at his
home in this village shortly after midnight today after a two weeks'
illness. The son of Charles and Julia Treese, he was born in Belgium
Dec. 9th, 1878. At the age of four, he came with his family to the
United States, locating at Walworth, N. Y. He spent the rest of his
life in this section of the state. In 1904 he was united in marriage to
Lena Sisson of Orleans and the couple had resided here for many years.
Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, Russell E. of Geneva, and Calvin
of Flint; one daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Van de Mortel of Newark; a
grandson, Donald Van de Mortel, also of Newark; two brothers, Arthur
and Henry of Ontario Center; and three sisters, Mrs. Charles VanNorway,
Mrs. Henry Shermer and Mrs. Bert Barnhart of Ontario. The funeral will
be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Orleans Baptist Church, with
the Rev. B. F. Butler of Seneca Castle officiating. Burial will be in
From Ontario County Journal 25 August 1899
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Lydia S. Trembly, wife of Isaac
Trembly, died on Sunday, August 20, aged nearly 80 years, after intense
suffering as a result of a fall some eight weeks since. The deceased
was almost a pioneer in this place, having settled here with her
husband in April, 1840. She had been a consistent Christian and member
of the M. E. church for more than sixty years. She lived a married life
of sixty-three years, bringing up a family of eight children, besides
one who died at two years of age. There survive a husband, seven
children and a large circle of relatives.
From Ontario County Journal 3 February 1911
Academy, N. Y. - Mrs. Albina Covel Trickey, widow of Jeremiah
Trickey, passed away on Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Irva
Phillips, of this place. Mrs. Trickey was aged about 69 years and had
suffered from dropsy for some time. She leaves three children, Cyrus
Trickey and Mrs. Phillips of this place, and Mrs. Alice Sutton of
Geneva. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at Academy
church and burial was in the cemetery nearby.
From Ontario County Journal 15 September 1899
Academy, N. Y. - Mrs. Annie Trickey, aged 37 years, died on Sept.
4. Her husband, Cyrus Trickey, and three little daughters, her mother,
one sister and three brothers survive. The funeral was held on
Wednesday at Academy church, Rev. H. Wyse Jones officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 February 1920
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Cyrus Trickey, aged 69 years,
superintendent of highways in Canandaigua town, died suddenly at his
home in Academy yesterday afternoon about 2:30 o'clock. He had been ill
about a week with influenza but was up and about the house. Heart
failure caused his death. Mr. Trickey was born in Canandaigua town and
had lived in this section all his life. He was elected superintendent
of highways last November and since January 1 had been actively engaged
in that work. Deceased leaves his wife, one son and three daughters,
Herbert Trickey and Mrs. Roy Van Epps of Chapin, Mrs. Claud Brand of
Bristol and Mrs. Kate Snyder of Waterloo; also two sisters, Mrs. John
Sutton of Geneva and Mrs. Irva Phillips of Canandaigua town.
From Ontario County Journal 25 October 1895
Academy, N. Y. - Mrs. Maria Trickey died on the evening of Monday,
the 21st, aged 72 years. Mrs. Trickey was born and spent her whole life
here. She leaves two sons, William and Rhodes Trickey, of Bristol
Springs. The funeral was held yesterday at her late
From Ontario County Journal 28 October 1910
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Rhodes Trickey died at her home on
Monday at 7:30 p.m., after a long illness of a cancerous nature. She
leaves her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Daniel Saunders; and a step-son,
all of this place. She was a capable, conscientious woman, very active
in temperance work and the Grange.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 November 1908
Naples, N. Y. - Wallace Trickey, aged 30 years, died Sunday at his
home, near Bristol Springs, after being ill thirty days with typhoid
fever. Both he and a young Mr. Wood, who boarded with him, were
stricken at the same time. Mr. Wood will live. They were working the
farm on the lake shore known as Lapham's. Mr. Trickey was the oldest
son of William Trickey. He leaves his parents, wife, three children,
three brothers and five sisters.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 12 November 1927
Naples, N. Y., Nov. 11 - William Travis Trickey, 85, retired
farmer, died yesterday afternoon at his home at Bristol Springs. He
suffered a fractured rib in a fall downstairs last Monday, and failed
to recover. Mr. Trickey was the oldest son of the late John and Maria
Springer Trickey and was born at Academy, town of Canandaigua, February
7, 1843. Besides his wife, he leaves five daughters, Mrs. Charles
Fribolin of Atlanta, Mrs. Earl Pierce of Naples, Miss Eleanor Trickey
of Detroit, Miss Mary J. Trickey of Naples, Miss Florence M. Trickey of
Victor; two sons, William Carlton Trickey of Rochester, Warren E.
Trickey of Naples. Funeral from the home of his son, Warren Trickey, at
Bristol Springs at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev.
Clarence E. Wolcott of the Baptist church. Burial in Coye cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 11 December 1896
Robert D. Trimble, of Rushville, was found dead in a field near
his barn last Monday evening just after dark. He had worked very
hard all day, having started his evaporator fires at 2 o'clock A. M.
At dark he went out after his sheep but did not bring them.
His hired man went and brought them in, thinking Mr. Trimble had
gone to the evaporator. As he continued away from his supper, a
search was made. He was found dead in the field about twenty rods
from his barn. At first there were thoughts of murder but upon
examination by several physicians and
others, it was decided that death resulted from natural causes,
paralysis of the brain or apoplexy.
From Ontario County Journal 1 March 1901
South Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. James Trimm occurred
at her home here early on Wednesday morning from erysipelas. Mrs. Trimm
was born in Canada 46 years ago and removed to the town of Victor about
35 years ago. For 10 years she had been a resident of this town, and
during that time she had been employed as a nurse. She is survived by a
husband and three children, Mrs. Mortimer Parsons of Bristol; Inez
Trimm and Henry Trimm of this place. The funeral services will be held
from her late home on Friday morning at 11 o'clock, and will be
conducted by Rev. F. F. Buckner of Bristol. Interment will be made at
Boughton Hill cemetery.
From Geneva Courier 11 January 1860
Dr. John Trissler, a man somewhat noted as a physician, died of
consumption at his residence in Phelps, on the 26th ult, in the 46th
year of his age.
From Ontario County Journal 11 February 1916
The death of Agustus A. Trumbull, aged 67 years, occurred at
Memorial Hospital on Sunday. He had been employed at Sonnenberg for
many years. He leaves his wife, three daughters, Mrs. W. D. Danier and
Mrs. Raymond Shook, of Bristol, and Miss Sarah Trumbull of Canandaigua;
one son, H. S. Trumbull, of Canandaigua. The funeral services were held
at the home on North Pleasant street on Wednesday afternoon. Rev. G. L.
Morill officiated. Interment was in West avenue cemetery.
From From Geneva Daily Times 6 February 1936
Mrs. Antonia Trunzo, 62, wife of Frank Trunzo of 21 Angelo street,
died last night at her home. Besides her husband, she leaves one son,
Vincent Abbot; and two daughters, Mrs. Catherine Reitz and Mrs. Sarah
Mantuano of Highland Park, N. J.; three step-sons, Dominic, August and
Frank Trunzo of Geneva, and one brother, Julius Roberts of Detroit,
Mich. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock from her
late home on Angelo street and 10 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales
church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 May 1944
Mrs. Carmela Trunzo, wife of Frank Trunzo, died at her home, 17
Angelo street, following a short illness. Surviving are her husband,
one daughter, Mrs. John Bruno; four sons, Frank, Gabriel, Anthony and
Carmel Morelli; ten grandchildren; two brothers, Samuel and Peter
Gigliotti, all of Geneva. The funeral will be held Monday morning at
9:30 from the home and at 10 from St. Francis de Sales church. Burial
will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 September 1936
Salvatore Trunzo, 74, of Pre-emption Road, died yesterday morning
at the Geneva General Hospital following a serious operation. Mr.
Trunzo was born in Castiglione Marittimo, Calanmaro, Italy, in 1862. He
came to this country in 1880 and had resided in Geneva for the past
forty-five years. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Rosina Trunzo; one son,
Frank; four daughters, Mrs. Anthony Pane, Mrs. Charles Ricci, and the
Misses Frances and Christine Trunzo; ten grandchildren and one
great-grandchild, all of Geneva; also two sisters, Mrs. Anthony Beretta
and Mrs. Napoleon Stella of Italy. The funeral will be held at 7:45
o'clock tomorrow morning from his late home and 8:30 o'clock at St.
Stephen's church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 21 July 1911
The sudden death of Henry H. Tubbs, a former resident of
Baptist Hill and a Civil War veteran, occurred at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Wells G. Martin, Bristol street, on Monday night. He was
alone in the house and not being around as usual, on Tuesday the
neighbors searched for him and found him dead in bed. Funeral was held
from the home yesterday, Dr. Herbert L. Gaylord officiating. Interment
in Baptist Hill.
From Ontario County Journal 9 June 1905
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Henry Tubbs occurred
at the family home here yesterday morning, after a month's illness from
cancer of the stomach and peritonitis. Mr. and Mrs. Tubby had been
settled in their present home but a few months when Mrs. Tubbs was
stricken with her fatal illness. She was born in Bristol 61 years ago.
Her maiden name was Nancy Eveline Treat, and she had resided at Bristol
and East Bloomfield, Mr. Tubbs having been engaged in mercantile
business here for many years. She leaves besides her husband, one
daughter, Mrs. Wells G. Martin of Canandaigua. Another daughter,
Aurora, died several years ago. Mrs. Tubbs took an active part in the
church and social life, and was a member of the Bristol Women's Club.
The funeral will be held from the home tomorrow at 1 o'clock and
the remains will be taken to Bristol for internment.
From Naples Record 24 November 1915
Bristol, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Maria Sharpsteen Tubbs, widow
of Moses Tubbs, was held from the late home in the western part of the
town on Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. W. W. Rothrock, pastor of
the Methodist church at Allens Hill, of which she was a member,
officiating. Interment was in Evergreen cemetery at Baptist Hill. Her
death occurred on Tuesday afternoon, November 16, at the advanced age
of 93 years, 1 month, 7 days. She was born in Niagara county October 9,
1822, a daughter of Humphrey and Permilia Pease Sharpsteen, and in
1857, she married Moses Tubbs, who died several years ago. Mrs. Tubbs
was the oldest resident of the town and was a remarkable woman in many
ways, having retained all of her faculties until the last, her illness
lasting only a few hours. She was able to read without the aid of
glasses, and her mind was clear to recall history of her girlhood days,
also the happenings of recent years; she was interested in current
events, being a companion for both young and old. She enjoyed many long
automobile rides during the past summer, and assisted with the
household duties. She will be missed by many besides the family circle,
as her acquaintances were also her friends. The survivors are one son,
William, of Livonia; four daughters, Mrs. Harvey Ashley, of Armada,
Michigan; Mrs. Wendall Gates of Barker; Mrs. Harvey Bliss and Miss Ada
Tubbs, both of this town, the latter having cared for her mother at the
old homestead; a brother, Adam Sharpsteen; and sister, Miss Rachel
Sharpsteen, both residing in Barker.
From Ontario County Times 12 March 1890
Bristol, N. Y. - Mary L. Tubbs, relict of Seth Tubbs and daughter
of Daniel and Diadama Smith, died Tuesday, March 4, aged 67 years.
Funeral services at her home on Thursday at 1 o'clock p.m., Rev. E. B.
From Ontario County Journal 1 November 1901
Bristol, N. Y. - Moses Tubbs, an aged resident of Bristol,
died on Sunday afternoon, after an illness of several weeks duration.
The death of Mr. Tubbs takes away one of the oldest citizens in town.
He was a man of sterling ability and always actively engaged in
agricultural pursuits. Born in 1816 in the town of Richmond, this
vicinity had always been his home. He was twice married, his first wife
being Auros Simmons, daughter of Richmond Simmons, one of the pioneer
settlers of Bristol. His second wife was Maria Sharpsteen, of Niagara
county, and who is at present in feeble health. By his two unions he
had seven children, six of whom are still living: Henry, William, Ada
and Minnie Tubbs, and Mrs. Harry Bliss, all of Bristol, and Mrs. Harvey
Ashley, of Michigan. The funeral was held from his late home on
Tuesday, Rev. S. Mills Day officiating. Interment was made in the
Evergreen cemetery at Bristol.
From Ontario County Journal 22 March 1889
Bristol, N. Y. - Mr. Seth Tubbs died at his home Friday,
the 15, aged 75 years. A large number of relatives and friends
at the house Sunday to attend the funeral conducted by Rev. E. B.
From Geneva Gazette 25 August 1871
AN OLD NATIVE OF SENECA - Zeruiah, wife of Silas Tucker, died
on the 14th August inst. at the ripe
old age of 74 years 10 months and 24 days. Mrs. Tucker was second
of Jephtha Earl, and was born on the farm subsequently owned
by the late John Nicholas, in the year 1796, and was at the time of her
death among the oldest if not the oldest native of our town.
She was married (to her now aged surviving husband) at the age of 23
and they soon thereafter settled in Benton, where they resided until
about the year 1830, when Mr. Tucker returned to Seneca, and purchased
the farm on the old pre-emption, where he still lives and where his
estimable consort died. Of the family of 14 brothers and sisters,
of which Mrs. Tucker was one, but four now survive, : viz. Jephtha and
Arthur Earl of Benton, Mrs. Calvin
Jackson of Canandaigua, and Mrs. John Chamberlin of this village.
Mrs. Tucker reared a family of eight children, of whom six survive to
mourn her loss. They are Arthur and Morris, settled in Indiana;
Erastus, who remains on the old homestead; Mrs. Daniel Lord of Dunkirk,
Mrs. Allen Powers of Seneca, and Mrs. Chas. A. Jones of Paola, Kansas.
All were present with the aged and bereaved father, to mourn at
the grave of the best of wives, the fondest and most considerate of
mothers, the kindest and most exemplary of neighbors.
by one as fall the ancient forest trees, passes away the early
settlers, by whose foresight, toil and industry our section of the
country has been made so thrifty and
prosperous -- for the wives and mothers of earlier times performed
their full part in labor suited to their capacity -- at the spinning
wheel and the loom, and in the dairy -- which made
them help-meets indeed to the sturdy farmer husband.
From Ontario Messenger 25 July 1860
Died - In South Bristol, on the
5th inst., at her son's residence, Mrs. Betsey Tuffts,
wife of John Tuffts, aged 74 years. Mrs. T. died very suddenly,
bleeding to death by a little sore on one of her ankles. It appears
that her daughter-in-law was absent from the house at that time, and
she was left alone with two grandchildren, of whom the eldest
is but three years old. When the former returned from the woods where
she had gone a-berrying, and had got lost -- she found her mother dead
in the rocking chair.
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 20 January
Mr. H. B. Tufts, a merchant of Phelps, died very suddenly last
Thursday, from the effects of an overdose of morphine, which he had
taken before retiring the night before. He had been drinking to excess,
and the morphine was taken to allay the pain he was suffering from, by
the too free use of liquor. He leaves a wife and one child.
From Ontario County Journal 29 May 1914
The death of Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Tufts occurred at her
home on Coach street on Wednesday night, aged 85 years. She leaves a
daughter, Miss Mary Tufts, of Canandaigua, and a son, Anthony Tufts of
Canandaigua. The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock this
afternoon at the Baptist church. Rev G. Rector Dye will officiate.
Interment will be at Woodlawn.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 November 1932
Mrs. Frederick Tulett -- Henrietta Anderson Tulett,
widow of the late Frederick Tulett, died
at her home on the 5 Points - Waterloo Road at 8 o'clock Saturday
evening following a short illness. She was 70 years of age.
She leaves one son, Sinclair, of the Town of Phelps and 2
grandchildren. Funeral will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow
afternoon at her home with the Rev. Howard Hassinger of St. Peters
Church officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 9 March 1905
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Yesterday morning at St. Mary's church was
held the funeral of Miss Bridget Tuohey, formerly of this
village, who died Monday night in Rochester, at the home of her aunt,
Mrs. Jerry Tuohey. She was a sister of the
late Michael Tuohey of this place. Her age was sixty-three years. The
burial was in Calvary cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 December 1905
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Bridget Tuohey, aged about 81 years,
died yesterday morning. She had been in feeble health for some time,
her infirmities being due to advancing age. She leaves
two daughters, Miss Nora Tuohey, of Buffalo, and Mrs. Ella Gilfoil,
of Canandaigua; and two sons, Michael W. and Mathew E. Tuohey, both of
Canandaigua. Mrs. Tuohey was one of Canandaigua's oldest residents
and was well-known and respected.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 8 April 1924
Canandaigua, N. Y., April 7 - Mrs. Catherine M. Tuohey, 81 years
old, died last evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Murphy,
in Gibson street. Mrs. Tuohey was the widow of John Tuohey. She was
born in Ireland but settled in Canandaigua many years ago. She is
survived by a daughter, Mrs. Murphy. Funeral services will be held from
St. Mary's Church at 9 o'clock on Wednesday morning. Burial in Calvary
From Geneva Daily Times 12 June 1905
Canandaigua, N. Y. - At the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. E.
Murphy, Gibson street, Saturday night occurred the death of John
Tuohey, aged 69 years, a long and well-known resident. He had been
in ill health for some time. For years he was a hack
driver, but for several years, up to the time of his last illness, he
held a position in Washington. There survive, besides his daughter,
his wife and two sons, John J. Tuohey of this place, and William Tuohey
of New York.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 October 1906
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Last night about 11 o'clock, John H.
Tuohey, a young business man, died at the Thompson
Memorial hospital with typhoid fever, from which he had suffered for
nearly two weeks. He was about 37 years old and leaves his wife, his
mother, Mrs. John Tuohey; one sister, Mrs. John Murphy, and a brother,
William Tuohey of Brooklyn, N. Y.
From Ontario County Journal 11 September 1903
The death of Mrs. Margaret Tuohey occurred at her home on
Monday. The deceased was the wife of Martin Tuohey, who, with six
children, survive her: Miss Catherine Tuohey and Frank Tuohey, of this
village, Mrs. Charles J. Purdy of New York, Mrs. James Wicks of Clifton
Springs, and Marie and Matthew of Geneseo. The funeral was held from
St. Mary's Church on Wednesday morning, Rev. B. J. Gefell officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 29 October 1886
The death of Mr. Mathew Tuohey, of this place, which
occurred on Wednesday, removes from our village one its most familiar
figures. Mr. Tuohey was about seventy-three years of age, and the most
of his life had been spent in the carting business in this village. No
figure on our streets was so familiar as his, and
the jovial nature of the old man drew to him a host of friends who
always had a pleasant greeting for old "Rogue" as he was familiarly
From Ontario County Times 15 February 1871
On Monday afternoon about 3 o'clock, a young man named Michael
Tuohey, an employee of the N. Y. Central Railroad, while engaged
in coupling cars at the depot in this village, was caught between the
bumpers and instantly killed. Mr. Tuohey was a quiet, industrious young
man, about 20 years of age, and had been employed at the yard of the N.
Y. C. R. R. in this place for two or three years past. We learn that
his father lost his life by a similar accident some seven years since.
From Ontario County Chronicle 9 December 1903
The death of Michael Tuohey which occurred at the
Canandaigua Hospital, removes a long time and respected resident. He
had been a resident of Canandaigua the greater part of his life. He
leaves a wife and five children: Mrs. James Cuddihy of Buffalo; Clara,
Anna, Eugenia, and Henry of this village. There is one sister also,
Miss Bridget Tuohey, of Rochester.
From Ontario County Journal 11 October 1889
Last Wednesday evening residents of the town of Farmington, returning
home from the fair, discovered the lifeless body of Patrick Tuohey of
less than three feet from the R. R. track
near a crossing at the West Farmington Station. One leg was severed
from the body in such a manner as to indicate plainly that the deceased
come to his death beneath the wheels of the cars. His skull was also
in. A few dollars in money were in his pockets. It is known that Tuohey
came to Canandaigua Wednesday morning to attend the fair. Further than
little is known of his movements but it is believed that he started for
home at night on a freight train and fell beneath the wheels while
trying to get off at West Farmington. He lived at East Victor and
leaves a wife and two children. He was about twenty-five years of age.
In connection with this sad accident is recalled the remarkable fact
that his father, Martin Tuohey, and his brother, Michael, were killed
by the cars, while the only remaining male member of the family, his
brother, Matthew, is now in an
insane asylum, suffering from injuries received in a railroad accident.
The father was killed years ago while he was employed as switchtender
the Northern Central road. Michael, the oldest son, was killed several
ago while coupling cars on the New York Central. Matthew's injuries
landed him in the insane asylum, and which it is believed will
prove fatal, were received about two months ago in a fall from a
car on the New York Central. Patrick, the last son, was not in the
of the railroad at the time of his death, although he had been at
From Geneva Gazette 30 November 1888
Death of Andrew Turck - We have to chronicle the death of Andrew
, one of our oldest and most highly respected citizens, which
occurred on Sunday morning November 25, 1888, in the 91st year of his
age, at his residence on his farm about a mile west of Glass Factory
Bay, some two miles south of this village. He was born at
Guilderland, Albany county, N. Y., January 19, 1798; his father,
Abraham, being a native of Germany who emigrated to this country
at an early day. January 30, 1819, Andrew Turck married Miss
Catharine Turner of Guilderland, who died December 15, 1857. Mr.
Turck was a glass blower by trade, and after living at Clyde and some
other places he finally removed to the neighborhood of Glass Factory
Bay and was one of the first workmen employed at the Glass Factory at
that place. He was one of the earliest members of the Reformed
Dutch Church of Geneva, with which he united on confession of faith
October 14, soon after the organization of that church. He
remained a firm and consistent member of this church up to his death at
which time he was the oldest member on the roll of the church
membership. He was one of the Deacons of that church in 1835-6,
and from 1843 to 1846 inclusive; a ruling Elder for 6 years from
January 1, 1848, and according to the laws of the church was a member
of the Great Consistor up to
the time of his death. His decease now leaves Mrs. Elizabeth
Goundry Watson as the oldest name on the church roll now living,
she having united on confession of faith February 5, 1836. Mr. Turck
had been in rather feeble health for a long time, but more
from the infirmities of old age than from any disease. He
had long looked and patiently waited for the summons to call him home,
and not long ago he remarked that it sometimes seemed as if the Lord
had overlooked him an forgotten to send the messenger of death.
The summons however came quite suddenly, and he quietly passed away on
Sunday morning last while sitting in his chair. The funeral took
place at his residence November 27th, Rev. H. B. Stevenson officiating,
and his remains were interred in Cromwell's Hollow Cemetery.
Three sons and two daughters survive him; one of the latter is the wife
of Abraham Cronk, who united with the Dutch Church at a very early day.
From Geneva Advertiser 24 March 1903
Frederick Turck, a life-long resident of the town of Geneva,
died very suddenly Wednesday evening, March 18th, about
half-past eight, of valvular disease of the heart. He
retired soon after eight o'clock, but was compelled to rise
by a violent fit of coughing and pain in his heart, and died
a few minutes after, sitting in his chair. Mr. Turck was born and
lived all his life on the farm where he died. Hew was a great lover of
nature and few knew more about the birds and flowers, their habits and
ways, than he. Last September he had the misfortune to break
his leg, but notwithstanding his age (he was in his 75th year), he had
nearly recovered, and on the morning of the day he died
walked to the woods with a neighbor, and was, apparently, in good
health and spirits. Mr. Turck was one of a family of eleven, of
whom there survive at present two sisters, Miss Margaret Turck and Mrs.
From Ontario County Journal 28 March 1913
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Catharine Turn, whose maiden name was
Ouderkirk, died at her home on Main street on March 22, after a painful
illness of six months. Her age was 65. She leaves one son, William, of
Naples; three sisters, one of whom is Mrs. Fred Cleveland of Cohocton;
and several nieces and nephews. She was industrious, useful woman and
much sympathy was expressed for her in her painful illness. The funeral
was held on Sunday at the home, Rev. J. A. Chamberlayne officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 9 July 1915
Naples, N. Y. - On Saturday evening, about 6 o'clock, occurred the sudden death of Cordelia Miller Turn, wife
of William Turn, South Main Street. Mrs. Turn was as well as usual and
about to go to her father's home in Wayland to spend the fourth, when
she was stricken with acute indigestion and passed away in a few
minutes. Cordelia Miller was born in Wayland 38 years ago. Two and
one-half years ago, she married William Turn, of this village, and had
since resided here. Besides her husband, she is survived by an instant
son, Samuel Miller Turn; her father, Melville Miller; a brother, Thomas
Miller, and one sister, Mrs. Duryea of Wayland. Funeral services were
held at the home on Tuesday, conducted by Rev. H. H. Witham, her former
pastor in Wayland, and Rev. J. H. France of Naples. Burial was made in
From Ontario County Journal 4 April 1902
Naples, N. Y. - Samuel S. Turn died on March 27 at the age of
79 years. His body was taken to Stroudsburg, Pa., for burial. Deceased
had lived in Naples 18 years, having come here from Cohocton, where he
had been a hotel proprietor and where he married his second wife, Miss
Catharine Onderdirk. She and one son, William, survive. He leaves a son
and daughter in Pennsylvania, which was his early home.
From Geneva Gazette 12 July 1889
Obituary - Edward Turnbull - No face from the country
has been more familiar to Genevans for a half century and upwards than
that of the subject of this notice -- good-natured, laughing, genial
Ed. Turnbull. Thus he appeared to us as well the last time we
ever met him as the first. How little we dreamed that last pleasant
interview would be the last. We numbered Mr. T. among our
oldest and and prompt-paying patrons; and yet politically he and we
were wide apart as the polls. He was as honest as earnest a
Republican. He conceded
to his opponents the same honesty and sincerity of opinions.
Hence in controversy with him there was only good-natured
Edward Turnbull, who died July 6, 1889, was the youngest but one of
nine children born to Adam and Margaret Turnbull, the father a native
of Northumberland Co. England, the mother, of Scotland. There was
but a year difference in the period of
their migration to this country -- Mrs. T. preceding, landing in
America in 1800. The couple were married in 1801, and resided one
year on the Genesee Flats, on part of the Wadsworth estate. They
then moved to Seneca, near Hall's Corners, and founded the homestead
where their large family was born and reared, of whom only one
(Alexander) now survives.
Edward Turnbull married Adeline Campbell of Seneca in November,
1845. The issue of this marriage
was only two children: Margaret A., unmarried, and Harriet E., wife of
Charles Hershey; the latter couple have lived with their last surviving
parent the past five years. Mrs. Edward Turnbull
died Dec. 25, 1856.
There are very few indeed who, like Mr. Turnbull, was born, lived
73 years and died on the same place. The funeral was held last
afternoon at the Presbyterian chapel in Seneca, the Rev. Mr. Temple
officiating. There was a very large attendance of sorrowing
From Geneva Daily Times 3 January 1918
The funeral of Thomas E. Turnbull of Hall, who died Monday
night at the Geneva City Hospital, will be held at the residence
tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Besides his wife, he leaves two
daughters, Mrs. Leslie Brown of Stanley and Miss Helen Turnbull of
Hall; one sister, Mrs. M. E. McCartney of Rochester; one brother,
William Turnbull of Hall; one grandson, Roy Turnbull Brown of Stanley.
Rev. A. B. Temple of Number Nine Church and Rev. Dayton Axtell of the
Congregational church at Hall, have charge of the services. Burial will
be made in No. 9 cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 31 March 1915
Wilson T. Turnbull, aged 23 years, living one mile east of
Hall, died this morning at 7:30 o'clock from the effects of an
accident. Last Friday Mr. Turnbull, with others, was giving medicine to
a horse when the animal reared and in raising himself struck Mr.
Turnbull on the side of the face with his front foot. He did not think
the injury serious at the time, but later inflammation set in and
caused death. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William R.
Turnbull, of Hall; two brothers, Howard Turnbull, a member of the
senior class of Syracuse University, and Mac Turnbull of Hall. He was a
second cousin of T. E. and R. C. Rippey of this city. Funeral services
will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the house, Rev. A.
B. Temple, of Seneca, officiating. Burial in Number 9 Cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 6 September 1895
Mrs. Asenath Turner, who died near Manchester village, this
county, on the 3d inst., is said to
have been the last survivor of Revolutionary pensioners in this State.
She was the former widow of Samuel Dunham to whom she was married
at the age of 20, he then being 70 years old. He lived to be
nearly 100 years old.
From Shortsville Enterprise 8 October 1914
Mrs. Augustus Turner died at her home in Manchester at 11 o'clock
Monday night, after an illness lasting several years. She was aged 58
years. The deceased was formerly Miss Ella F. Johnson, daughter of
Cornelius and Mercy Johnson, and was born in Farmington township. At
the age of 18 years she was married to Augustus Turner. Besides her
husband, she leaves twelve children, Ernest Turner and Mrs. Florabel
Camp, of Farmington; Bert Turner, of Mount Vernon, Washington; Mrs.
Carrie Orshal, Mrs. Clara Smith, Don, Harry, Will, Hazel, Mabel and
May, all of Manchester. The funeral services were held from the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Smith, on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock,
conducted by Rev. W. W. Lane, pastor of the Manchester M. E. Church.
The interment was made in Brookside Cemetery in this village.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 December 1936
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Della Turner, 82,
of West Webster, widow of the late E. H. Turner, formerly of Geneva.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. William Sparks of West Webster; one
sister, Mrs. Rebecca Roe of Saugerties; four grandchildren and eleven
great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock
Saturday afternoon from her late home at West Webster. Burial will be
in Washington Street cemetery, this city.
From Ontario County Journal 24 February 1899
The death of Mrs. Eleanor Lamoreaux Turner, wife of the
late John Turner, occurred at the Turner homestead in Gorham on Monday
morning. The deceased was 92 years of age and had been a resident of
the town of Gorham for nearly 50 years. She is survived by six sons,
Benjamin K. of this village, G. Addison and John W. of Gorham, Gilbert
and Charles of Rochester, and Isaac L. of Prattsburg. The funeral was
held from her old home at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning. Interment was
in the West Avenue cemetery in this village.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 February 1907
Gilbert L. Turner, aged twenty-one years, died yesterday
afternoon at the hospital at Utica after a serious illness of typhoid
fever. Mr. Turner is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Turner, who reside
in the Thalman block on Exchange street. He had resided in this city
until a few months ago, having been employed by the American Can Co. at
Torrey Park. Since his removal to Utica, he has worked for the Western
Union Telegraph Company. The remains were brought to this city this
and the funeral arrangements will be announced later. Burial
From Ontario County Journal 25 March 1898
Victor, N. Y. - Henry Turner, a well-known farmer living
about three miles south of this village, died very suddenly on Thursday
evening of last week at his home. His health, during the past year, had
not been very good and recently he had trouble with his heart. At the
time of his death, he was taken with a hemorrhage from the lungs,
immediately prostrating him, and with weak heart action, resulted in
death in a short time. He leaves a wife and two sons. The funeral was
held at his late residence on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Mr.
Turner had been a resident of Victor for many years and was well-known
as a prosperous and honorable farmer. He will be greatly missed in the
community and neighborhood where he has so long resided.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 August 1903
The funeral of Mrs. Isabel Turner was held at her home,
No. 14 Elmwood avenue, this afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Rev. C. O. S.
Kearton officiated and the burial was in Glenwood cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 9 September 1908
James L. Turner, 63 years of age, died last night at 6 o'clock at
his home, No. 170 Lewis street, after a short illness with acute
Bright's disease. He had been ailing for several weeks, but has been
confined to the house only about 10 days. The deceased was born in Fair
Haven, Conn., but came to Geneva as a young man and had lived here
practically his entire life with the exception of during the Civil War,
when he served with the Third New York Light Artillery. For many years
Mr. Turner had been one of the most prominent Masons of the city. He
was connected with nearly all of the Masonic bodies and took an active
interest in each. He joined Ark Lodge, No. 33, F. & A. M., in 1878;
Geneva Chapter, No. 36, Royal Arch Masons and Geneva Commandery, No.
29, Knights Templar in 1883; Geneva Chapter, No. 83, Order of the
Eastern Star, 1891, and Queen Christina Court, No. 13, Order of the
Amaranth, in 1908. He was also a member of Geneva Nobles of Mystic
Shrine. At the time of his death Mr. Turner was tiler in the Lodge and
sentinel in the Chapter, Commandery, Eastern Star and Order of the
Amaranth. He was also one of the past worthy patrons of the the Eastern
Star. Since 1880 Mr. Turner has been sexton of the North Presbyterian
church, of which he was a member. During his life he has been the
caretaker of a number of other public buildings in the city.
The deceased is survived by his widow, Sarah L. Turner; daughter, Miss
Jennie Turner of Geneva; two brothers, George S. Turner of Hammonton,
N. J., and William C. Turner of Newtown, Conn. Arrangements have been
made for the funeral to take place from the house at 3 o'clock tomorrow
afternoon with Rev. D. H. Craver officiating. Burial will be in
Glenwood Cemetery. Ark Lodge will attend the funeral in a body and will
participate in the funeral services, while Geneva Commandery will turn
out in a body to act as an escort for the Lodge.
From Ontario County Times 21 August 1889
Port Gibson, N. Y. - John Turner died at his home, east of town,
Friday, August 16, aged 74 years. His funeral was held Saturday
afternoon at his home. Rev. Wyman, of Newark, officiated. He leaves a
wife and two daughters, Mrs. Corwin and Dr. Jennie Turner of Lyons, and
From Ontario County Chronicle 13 January 1904
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - The sad and sudden death of John W.
Turner occurred on Tuesday morning from paralysis. Mr. Turner was
56 years old and leaves a wife and three children: Howard, who is in
Hay Creek, Oregon; Leon and Hazel who resided with their parents; four
brothers, Isaac of Prattsburg, Benjamin of Canandaigua, Charles of
Rochester and Gilbert of Pennsylvania. Mr. Turner was a member of the
Reed Tent of K. O. T. M., and the lodge attended the funeral which was
held on Thursday at the house, Rev. Frank Shultis of Gorham
officiating. Mr. Turner was the president of the Gorham Agricultural
Society at the time of his death.
From Geneva Gazette 31 August 1900
At a very early hour last Monday morning Marcus L. Turner, a
left his home, 216 Pulteney street,
and made his way, arrayed only in
his night shirt, by a circuitous route to the steamboat basin, where,
securing a small rope, he tied one end about his neck, secured the
other end to the dock, and dropped over it so that his feet barely
touched the water. In that position
he was shortly afterwards discovered by a hand employed on one of the
Seneca Lake steamers. He was dead when thus discovered, though
his body was warm. Coroner Weyburn was promptly notified and took
charge of the body. Evidence goes to show that Turner had
suffered from melancholia ever since the death of
his wife occurring about a year ago. He owned the house in which
he lived and was surrounded by several children, about an equal number
of sons and daughters, the youngest being about 14 years old. His
family relations were most pleasant, but his bereavement by the death
of his wife weighed so heavily upon him as to unsettle his reason.
He was quite a favorite with people of his race and enjoyed the
respect of the community.
From Ontario County Journal 24 July 1914
Victor, N. Y. - Nancy M. Turner, widow of the late Thomas F.
Turner, died at the home of her son, William H. Turner, on Friday
morning. Mrs. Turner had been in feeble health for some time. She was
89 years of age and was born in Schenectady. She leaves one daughter,
Mrs. Isabel Bennett, of Canandaigua; one son, William H. Turner of this
village; and one brother, Bolivar Ellis, of Victor. There are 20
grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and 5 great great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Turner was a member of St. Paul's Universalist church. The funeral
was held on Sunday from her late home. Rev. E. P. Wood conducted the
services. Burial was on Boughton Hill.
From Ontario County Journal 26 October 1900
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - On Friday morning occurred the death of Nathaniel Turner at
the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Page. Mr. Turner was born in
Victor 79 years ago, and lived there until about ten years ago when he
moved to this place to make his home with his daughter. During the last
months of his life, he was a great sufferer. Funeral services were held
from the Page home on Sunday afternoon, Rev. W. D. Robinson
officiating. Interment was made in the Boughton Hill cemetery at Victor.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 October 1908
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Phoebe Turner, whose name was Babcock,
was born July 18, 1826, in Italy, Yates county, and died in Rushville
on October 10, 1908, of the lingering type of consumption. The funeral
took place Monday, prayer being offered at the house by Rev. E. A.
Hazeltine at 9 o'clock, the funeral services being at Italy Hill at the
Baptist church, the Baptist clergyman officiating. Mrs. Turner was an
example of patience during her protracted illness, sparing the family
from all possible trouble. She had been a resident of Rushville for the
last six years. She leaves one son, Lewis H. Turner of Rushville and
two daughters, Mrs. Angeline S. Dusenbury, and Mrs. William
Hunter of Branchport, N. Y.
From Geneva Gazette 9 November 1900
SPENCER TURNER was found dead in his room in Linden block on
Tuesday last at about noon, and had evidently been dead ten or twelve
hours, as his body was cold. He was a veteran musician of the
civil war, a snare drummer of
exceptional ability. He was a pensioner. He is survived by
one son, James L. Turner, of this city. With advancing years the
old veteran ceased from labor of all kinds. He was 92 years of
From Rochester Times Union 2 October 1929
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. W. H. Turner died yesterday. She is
survived by her husband, W. H. Turner; six sons and one daughter,
Eurett, Ernest and Donald of Victor, Russell of Canandaigua, Roy of
Buffalo, L. E. Turner and Mrs. Elizabeth Keating of Rochester; three
brothers, Richard, Michael and John Bany of Victor; two sisters, Mrs.
William Lyons of Victor and Mrs. Nellie Donaghue of Rochester.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 November 1910
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The residents of this village were
deeply shocked yesterday forenoon to learn of the sudden death of Rev.
Dr. Chas. W. Turrell. Although he had been in poor health
during the past year, his condition was not thought to be critical and
his death came very unexpectedly. For some time previous to his failing
health, Dr. Turrell was the pastor of the local Universalist church,
but had to give up the ministry on account of his health about two
years ago, since which time he has not been able to preach. He is
survived by his wife of this village, and one son, of Tucson, Arizona,
Prof. Charles A. Turrell, who is a professor in the University of
Arizona at that place. The funeral services will be held tomorrow
afternoon at his late home on Broad street at 2 o'clock and will be
conducted by Rev. M. C. Freeman, the rector of St. John's Episcopal
church of this village. Dr. Turrell was a member of the Odd Fellows,
having joined the order at LeRoy, Ill., his former home.
From Victor Herald 28 September 1895
Farmington, N. Y. - Mrs. Amanda Tuttle, who has been in poor
health for some time, died at her home near Tuttle's last week
Friday afternoon. The funeral services were held at the house on Sunday
afternoon. The surviving members of her family are Mrs. Carl Herendeen
of Macedon, Mrs. Anna Stevenson, Mrs. Charles Herendeen , Joseph and
Richard Tuttle of Farmington.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 October 1918
The death of Mrs. Eunice J. Tuttle, widow of the late
Francis J. Tuttle, of 39 Genesee street, occurred yesterday afternoon
following an illness of over a year. Mrs. Tuttle was born in Easton, N.
Y., in 1839. Immediately following their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Tuttle
came to Geneva and resided first on South Main street in the house now
occupied by the Sigma Phi Fraternity of Hobart College. Mrs. Tuttle is
survived by one son, Hammond B. Tuttle, photographer, in this city;
three grandchildren, Percy H. Tuttle and Kenneth C. Tuttle, both in the
Aviation Section of the American Expeditionary forces now in France;
Miss Eunice M. Tuttle of Geneva. Mrs. Tuttle was a member of St.
Peter's Church. Mr. Tuttle will be remembered as an artist of ability.
Funeral service will be held at the residence on Sunday morning at
10:30 o'clock. Dr. J. B. Hubbs, acting pastor of St. Peter's Church,
will officiate and interment will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Fairport Herald 21 July 1932
Farmington, N. Y., July 18 - The death of Joseph W. Tuttle, a
lifelong and highly respected resident of this locality, occurred at
his home at Farmington Station Wednesday afternoon, July 13. He had
been in poor health for some time. Mr. Tuttle was the son of the late
Anson S. and Amanda M. Smith Tuttle. He was born Jan. 8, 1860, and was
educated in the public schools and at Canandaigua Academy. He served
this town in many offices, having been town supervisor for three years,
town clerk for four years and a member of the town board for six years.
He was a very successful farmer and prominent business man, having
conducted a produce business for many years until his health would not
permit him to continue. He was a member of the Society of Friends and
of Farmington grange, P. of H. No. 431. On Nov. 26, 1879, he married
Miss Elizabeth C. Padgham of this place, who survives. He also leaves a
daughter, Mrs. William White of Connecticut; a son, J. Eugene Tuttle of
Manchester; and several grandchildren. Prayer service was held from the
late home followed by services at the South Farmington chapel at 2:30
o'clock Friday afternoon, Rev. Arthur W. Hammond, pastor of the Friends
church, officiating. Burial was made in the South Farmington cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 8 October 1886
Mrs. Mary Tuttle died at her home, four miles west of
Geneva, Saturday last, in her 79th year. Her parents came from
Scotland over seventy years ago, and Mrs. Tuttle was one of a family of
thirteen who came to this country at that time. She was of sturdy
Scotch blood, an honest Christian woman, beloved by the community in
which she lived. Rev. Dr. Rankine officially attended the
services last Tuesday afternoon. Interment at No. 9 cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 9 March 1904
Monday in this village occurred the death of Mrs. Mary A.
Tuttle of Coy street, aged 81 years, death being caused by
pneumonia. She is survived by one son, Miles Tuttle, of this place, and
five daughters, Mrs. Johanna Pruner of Canandaigua, Mrs. Sarah Lewis,
Mrs. Eliza Brown and Mrs. Alice Brown of Gorham, and Mrs. Etta Thornton
of Penn Yan. Interment in West Avenue cemetery at 1 p.m. today.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 September 1897
Percis Lillian Tuttle died at 3:30 o'clock yesterday
afternoon, at the residence of her son, F. Marion Tuttle, of 39 Genesee
street, aged 80 years. Mrs. Tuttle was one of Geneva's oldest
She was born in the near vicinity, and lived for many years on the
"Capt. Lewis farm," which was formerly the Tuttle homestead. The farm
is located about one mile west of Geneva. The aged woman had been an
invalid for 5 years, and during that time had scarcely left the house.
The deceased is survived by one son, F. Marion Tuttle of this city; a
stepson, Frank Tuttle, of Chelsea, Mich.; a grandson, Hammond B. Tuttle
of this city, and one sister
and one brother. She was one of a family of 11 children. The two
members are Cyrus Chase, of Missouri, and Mrs. M. G. Bower, of Ann
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 22 March 1915
Canandaigua, N. Y., March 21 - The funeral of William Twamley will
be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock from St. Mary's church in this
city. Mr. Twamley met his death when endeavoring to stop a grass fire
that he had started on his own premises about six miles south of this
city and which had spread to the adjoining lands of Adolphus Sena.
Whether Mr. Stanley died as a result of the burns or whether he dropped
dead of heart trouble will probably never be known. His clothing, when
his body was found, was nearly burned off his body and his body itself
was severely burned. It is believed that he dropped dead from exertion
of fighting the flames and that the fire afterwards crept up to him.
The theory is strengthened by the fact that he had lately been
suffering with his heart the evening before, in going home from a
neighbors where he had spent the evening, was compelled to rest several
times. A curious circumstance was the finding on his person of a
considerable sum of money which he carried in his hip pocket and which
the flames had not reached, although the most of his clothing was
consumed. The money was protected by the man's body which pressed it
down solidly to the earth. Mr. Twamley left his wife, two daughters,
Mary Smith and Mrs. Anna Van Ree, both of Rochester; and four sons,
William, Thomas and Edward Twamley, all of Rochester, and John A.
Twamley of Cheshire.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 June 1910
Naples, N. Y. - The death of Frank Twichell, a farmer
living on the Elijah Eddy farm, on South Hill, occurred yesterday. He
was about fifty-six years old. He leaves his wife and three children.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 May 1904
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Rosa Twine, a colored girl, who was employed
at the Charles Peek farm, died Sunday after a brief illness of
pneumonia. Mrs. Twine was twenty-two years of age and came from Macedon
a few weeks ago. The funeral was held from Yells Bros.' undertaking
From Canandaigua Chronicle 7 February 1906
Last Wednesday at the Willard State hospital, occurred the death of
Charles H. Twist, formerly of this village, who was removed to
that institution last August. The remains were brought here, and the
funeral was held Friday afternoon at two o'clock from the residence on
Bristol street, of the father of the deceased, Rev. L. T. Reed
officiating. The deceased was 55 years of age. He is survived by his
wife, one son, Charles L. Twist, and three daughters, Mrs. Thomas
Moran, Miss Marie and Miss Francis Twist, his father and two brothers,
Lewis B. and Frank, all of this village. Interment was in Woodlawn
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 11 March 1926
Canandaigua, March 10 - Mrs. Ellen Twist, 68 years old, died at the
home of her son, Charles Twist, in Phelps street last night after a
long illness. She was the widow of Charles M. Twist. Mrs. Twist leaves
her son and two daughters, Mrs. Allan Sage of Rochester, and Mrs. Frank
Searles of Perth Amboy, N. J., and seven grandchildren.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 May 1955
Rushville, N. Y. - Funeral services for Archibald N.
Twitchell, 81, will be held at the Methodist Church Sunday at 2:30
p.m. A prayer service will be held at the family residence at 2 p.m.
The Rev. Donald Cronk, Methodist pastor, will officiate. Burial will be
in Rushville Cemetery. Mr. Twitchell died Thursday night at the family
home. He was born in Rushville, and for 30 years served as manager of
the Jackson Lumber and Coal Co. He was a member of the Methodist Church
and the Masonic lodge. The Masonic lodge will conduct rites at 8 p.m.
Saturday at the home. Hobart Funeral Chapel is in charge of
arrangements. Friends may call at the Twitchell family home. Surviving
are his widow, Mrs. Mabel Davis Twitchell, three daughters, Mrs. Henry
McFadden, Mrs. Guy Graham, and Mrs. Homer Brown, all of Rushville; a
son, Kenneth of Ontario; a sister, Mrs. Charles Green, Sr., and a
brother, Fred Twitchell, Rushville; 10 grandchildren; and several
nieces, nephews and cousins.
From Ontario County Journal 11 April 1890
Rushville, N. Y. - The remains of Mrs. Eliza Twitchell were
burial. She died at that place
April 3d of Phthisic, aged 71 years, 9 months. She was born in
Nottingham, Mass., and with her father, Mr. Steel, came to this place
in a covered wagon in 1830, when this place was much less than at
present. She afterward married Nathan Twitchell whom she survived 18
years. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. A. McClure, with whom she lived in
Middlesex, and two sons, L. C. and Orson of Rushville.
From Penn Yan Democrat 8 October 1943
Died at Rushville, October 2, Mrs. Lottie A. Twitchell, 81.
She was born in Gorham and had spent her life in this section. Her
husband, Frank Twitchell, died 33 years ago. Surviving are two sons,
Harry S., of Rushville; George of Buffalo; one daughter, Mrs. Earl
Gage, at whose home she died; eight grandchildren; twelve
great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the
Gage family home, Rev. D. D. Cronk, pastor of Rushville Methodist
church, officiating. Burial in Rushville cemetery.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 5 December 1906
Rushville, N. Y. - On Tuesday evening of last week the body
of Loyal C. Twitchell was brought to this place for burial. He
died on Monday at the Rochester State Hospital, aged 64 years. For a
number of years, he had been in poor health, the nature of which
affected his mind. Five weeks before his death he was taken to the
Hospital. His suffering was intense and almost constant. Mr. Twitchell
was a former resident of this place, a member of Scotts Post, G. A. R.,
and also a member of the Methodist church, which he joined in 1866 and
from which the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon. He was a member of
the 148th Regiment of Volunteers. He is survived by two daughters, Miss
Mabel Twitchell of Rochester, and Mrs. Fred Shafer of Brockport; one
sister, Mrs. Arch McClure of Middlesex; and one brother, Orison V.
Twitchell of this place. Burial was made in the village cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 November 1906
Rushville, N. Y. - The remains of Loyal C. Twitchell were
for interment in the village
cemetery. He was born near here sixty-four years ago and died at the
hospital at Rochester. He was a member of the 148th New York
volunteers. The deceased leaves two daughters, Miss Mabel Twitchell of
Rochester; Mrs. Fred Shafer of Brockport; one sister, Mrs. Arch McClure
of Middlesex and one brother, O. V. Twitchell of this village. Funeral
was held at the Methodist church this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. A.
W. Rice officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 5 February 1892
Rushville, N. Y. - After several weeks of suffering, Mrs.
Loyal C. Twitchell, passed
away on Sunday evening, January 24, aged 49 years. She was for many
a faithful member of the M. E. Church, and also a member of the church
Beside the immediate family, a large circle of friends mourn the loss
the church and community. Her daughter, Miss Josephine, arrived on
evening from Canandaigua, where she has been teaching. The funeral was
on the following Wednesday.
From Geneva Gazette 17 February 1871
An employee of the Central Railroad Company at Canandaigua, named Michael
was instantly killed on Monday last while in the act of
coupling cars. It appears, according to the Messenger's account
the pin fastening, and
stooped to pick it up just as the cars came together and was caught
between the bumpers and crushed to death in an instant. He was a
resident of Farmington, unmarried, aged about 20 years.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 June 1910
John Twoomey, an aged resident of Seneca Castle, was found dead on
a couch at his home today. Mr. Twoomey had evidently been dead for
several days. There was no evidence of foul play and death was
undoubtedly due to natural causes, but Coroner Flint left here this
afternoon to view the remains and investigate the the case. Mr. Twoomey
was about 70 years of age and had resided alone in a house on a small
place owned by him for a number of years. The other members of Mr.
Twoomey's family, consisting of his wife, two daughters, and one son,
have resided in Geneva. The discovery of Mr. Toomey's death was made
this noon by neighbors. Several days ago the rural mail carrier who
passes the Twoomey home, which is located about a mile west of Seneca
Castle on the Orleans road, left some mail in the box in front of the
house. On his trip the next day he noticed that the mail was still in
the box and that the door of the house was open. Again today when
passing the house he noticed that the mail was still in the box and
that the door of the house had not been closed. After passing the
Twoomey house, the mail carrier met a Mr. Maney and he informed him of
the conditions at the Twoomey house. The fact that the man had not been
seen for several days had already been commented upon and so Mr. Maney
with another neighbor went to the Twoomey house. When the party entered
the house, they discovered the body of Mr. Twoomey on a couch in the
sitting room. A brief examination showed that he had probably been dead
for some time. Word was sent to Chief Kane and Coroner Flint and the
members of Mr. Twoomey's family here. Coroner Flint left for Seneca
Castle on the 2:20 Rochester and Eastern car and Undertakers Devaney
and Fletcher also left this afternoon to bring the remains to Geneva.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 March 1909
Patrick Twoomey, aged 84 years, died yesterday at his home about
one mile east of Bellona. He is survived by his widow and one son. The
funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock from St. Francis
DeSales church. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 March 1915
Canandaigua, N. Y. - William Twomley, aged 73 years, was found
dead on his farm at Cheshire at 9:30 o'clock last night by his son,
John Twomley. The aged man went out early this morning to burn some
brush and stubble at a considerable distance from the house. At noon
his wife blew the horn to call him to dinner, but he did not return.
Thinking that he had gone to a neighbor's for dinner, she made no
further inquiry at the time. When Mr. Twomley failed to reach home at
supper time, his son, John, with some neighbors, went in search of his
father. The body was found in the center of a burned tract, with the
clothing nearly consumed. It is thought he suffered a fainting spell
and fell into the blazing stubble. Coroner Armstrong is investigating.
Mr. Twomley leaves his wife and one son in Cheshire and two daughters,
and three sons in Rochester, Mrs. Mary Smith, Mrs. Anna Van Roo and
William, Thomas and Edward Twomley.
From Ontario County Journal 25 December 1891
Academy, N. Y. - Adaline Tyler, aged 55 years, died at the
residence of her brother-in-law, William Shaw, on the 17th inst. She
had been in a feeble
condition for some time, and her sister, Mrs. Isham, had kindly cared
her since the death of her parents. Mr. Tyler kept a store in Cheshire
1840 and 1841 in the building now occupied by Dr. Hutchens.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 March 1881
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Amanda Tyler, died at her home five miles
southwest of here, Friday morning, aged 56 years. Her death was due to
a complication of disease, and she has been a great sufferer. She
leaves a daughter, Mrs. Elton Holley, and two sons, John and Frank
Dinturff of Penn Yan and two sisters, Mrs. George Haverstick of Omaha,
Neb., and Mrs. Marion Chapman of Penn Yan. The funeral
was held at the M. E. church in Middlesex Sunday.
From Ontario County Journal 17 January 1919
Naples, N. Y. - On Saturday morning about 10 o'clock Charles M. Tyler passed
away at the family home on East avenue, after only 24 hours illness
with heart trouble. Mr. Tyler was born in Naples on June 18, 1882; he
was united in marriage with Miss Mary Luther, daughter of D. Dana
Luther, of Naples, who survives. To them three children, Dr. William F.
Tyler of Brooklyn; Dana Luther Tyler of Utica; and Miss S. Augusta
Tyler of Lafayette, Alabama. Two sisters also survive, Mrs. Lemuel
Overpeck of Wayland, and Mrs. Desta Overpeck of Black Hills, South
Dakota. Funeral services were held from the home on Tuesday at 10
o'clock, Rev. C. W. Hayes in charge.
From Ontario County Journal 24 April 1891
Edward Griswold Tyler died at his residence on Gibson street
Tuesday evening of pneumonia. He was taken with the fatal ailment
Monday, but he had been in feeble health for several years. Mr. Tyler
was 75 years of age, and during his lifetime had been prominently
connected with some of Canandaigua's most important and most noted
institutions. He was several years the successful conductor of the
Ontario Female Seminary, and was for some time president of the First
National Bank in this village. He was a deacon and one of the leading
members in the Congregational Church. He was one of the leading spirits
in the Social Union, and was a strong supporter of the Wood Library
Association. He leaves a widow, a son and two daughters.
From Ontario County Chronicle 10 July 1901
Naples, N. Y. - Henry Tyler died at his home this morning. He was
62 years old and has always lived in Naples. He leaves a wife and
daughter, Mrs. A. W. Dunton, one brother, Asabel W. Tyler, and one
sister, Mrs. T. O. Granby, all of Naples.
From Ontario County Journal 26 February 1897
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Jessie
Tyler, who died on Saturday at her home here, was held from the
Congregational church on Monday afternoon and was largely attended. She
leaves, besides her husband, three children, Mrs. James Grapes and Fred
Tyler of Rochester, and George Tyler of this town; also a brother and
sister who live in Batavia.
From Ontario County Journal 6 June 1919
Naples, N. Y. - Naples was shocked early Friday morning to hear of the death of Mrs. Lena Woodruff Tyler, wife
of Howard Tyler. She had been in poor health for some time, but was not
seriously ill until the past three weeks, and even then her friends
could not believe that death would claim her. A complication of
diseases with asthma and heart trouble caused her great suffering for
the past few weeks. It is especially sad, as her only son, Jack, a lad
of 17, is very ill with Bright's disease and his condition is said to
have been in a great measure responsible for Mrs. Tyler's failing
health. Lena Woodruff was born in Naples in January, 1874, a daughter
of Oliver M. and Helen Simonds Woodruff. At the age of 20, she was left
motherless with a small brother and a baby sister of five days to bring
up. Her father passed away last winter, having always made his home
with his daughter. In September, 1894, she was married to Howard Tyler,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Tyler, and to them were born four children,
Cherrie, Marian and Jack, who survive, and Gordon, who died in infancy.
She was a member of the Methodist church until failing health would not
permit her to walk so far when she transferred to the Presbyterian.
Besides her husband, she leaves three children, Mrs. Howard J. Walker,
Miss Marion Tyler and Jack Tyler; and a grandson, Gordon Walker; a
brother, Robert J. Woodruff; and a sister, Mrs. Ernest W. Thompson, of
Rochester. A private funeral was held at the home on Sunday afternoon,
conducted by her pastor, Rev. J. H. France. A great profusion of
flowers paid tribute to the beautiful character and life of the
From Ontario County Journal 3 February 1899
The funeral of Mrs. Mary Carpenter Tyler was held Tuesday
afternoon at the family home on Gibson street at 2 o'clock. Rev. C. H.
Dickinson, pastor of the church of which she had been for so many years
a member, officiated. The death of Mrs. Tyler occurred on Saturday
afternoon after an illness of several months. She is survived by two
daughters, Misses Maria and Katherine of this village, and one son,
Morgan Tyler of Boston, Mass. Mrs. Tyler came with her husband, the
late Edward G. Tyler, to this village about 1850, and they were for
many years at the head of the Ontario Female seminary.
From Ontario County Journal 29 August 1913
Naples, N. Y. - Hollis J. Tyler died at his beautiful home on
Cohocton street on Monday, August 25, aged 83 years. He had been until
three years ago, unquestionably, one of the most prominent
agriculturists and business men of the town. His activity in the
management of thousands of acres of farming land, and in buying and
selling various products, largely wool, was remarkable. His farm home,
built some 30 years ago, is one of the finest in the county with its
out buildings. He was keen and reliable, honest and fair to all. Mr.
Tyler was the son of John H. Tyler and was born in Smithfield, Madison
Co., N. Y., coming to Naples with his parents when a boy. The old Tyler
house still stands near the reservoir, but they also worked large
tracts on Pine Hill in the southern part of the town and in other
sections. His father died and he grew up to manhood and took hold of
his life's work with formidable energy. He married Miss Salome Field,
of Cohocton, who was a perfect help mate to him in his busy life. She
died a few years ago. Including his wool buying and other speculative
interests, his income amounted to from $15,000 to $25,000 yearly. He
knew everybody and everybody knew him. Besides this, he was
public-spirited, interested in schools and especially in the Methodist
church to whose support he had been a large contributor, to all reform
measures, and was a stout Republican and lover of his country. His
remarkable strength continued until some three years ago, when he
became afflicted with a cancerous difficulty which at last proved fatal.
He leaves two children, Charles M., who has succeeded him the in the
conduct of the great estate, and Mrs. Amelius Overpeck of Rapid City,
Dakota; another daughter, Mrs. Emma Overpeck, recently died in that
city. Two grandsons are in the east, Dr. William Tyler of New York, and
Dana Tyler, who is on the farm home after a successful business career
in the west. There are a number of grandchildren in Dakota. A nephew,
Hollis Tyler, now in Idaho, was cared for by him until he reached
maturity. He died as bravely as he lived and all through southern
Ontario and adjoining counties, his death is lamented. He is also
deeply mourned by his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mary Luther Tyler, and her
daughter, Miss Augusta, who are also residents of the farm home. The
funeral was held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the house and 2:30 at the
church, the pastor, Rev. D. O. Chamberlayne officiating. He had been a
member for most of his life of the Methodist church and a steady and
liberal supporter of its services. The burial was at Rose Ridge.
From Ontario County Journal 17 January 1919
The death of Mrs. Julia McCarthy Tyner, aged 72 years,
occurred yesterday at her home in Phoenix street. Death was due to
apoplexy. Mrs. Tyner came to Canandaigua with her husband 48 years ago
from Ireland. There survive her husband, two sons, Richard R. Tyner and
Thomas Tyner, of Canandaigua; and one daughter, Mrs. John Morris of
Rathbun, Canada. The funeral services will be held from St. Mary's
church on Monday morning. Interment will be in Calvary cemetery.
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